13 May 2017
An article by Tim Challies, blogger, author, and book reviewer
T.D. Jakes says that God eternally exists in three manifestations, not three persons. Greg Boyd says God knows some aspects of the future, but that other future events are outside of his knowledge. Creflo Dollar says because we are created in the image of God, we are little gods. Mormonism says God revealed new scripture to Joseph Smith that supersedes the Bible. Roman Catholicism says we are justified by faith, but not by faith alone. This world is a murky madness of true and false. For every doctrine we know to be true, there seems to be a hundred pretenders.
No wonder, then, that John tells us to “test the spirits” and Paul says, “test everything” (1 John 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:21). It is our sacred responsibility to examine every doctrine to determine if it is true or false. But how can we distinguish sound doctrine from false? How can we distinguish teachers of truth from teachers of error?
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29 January 2016
Some thoughts on our Goldilocks universe
This morning I listened to a TED Talk entitled "Have We Reached the End of Physics?", presented by particle physicist Harry Cliff, who works on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. As I listened, I couldn't help but think of two Scriptures – one that tells us that it is God who holds everything in our universe together, and the other that speaks of the foolish thinking of those who profess to be wise.
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07 October 2013
If a religion or belief is old and "established", does that mean it is good or right?
Reinhard Bonnke recently commented on his Facebook page that "A very old religion isn't right because it is old. Its age proves nothing if it is true or not." This reminded me about a thought exercise I did a year or two ago about how a tiny error can creep into and corrupt the truth and eventually lead to a religion or belief system being totally off course.
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21 September 2013
The Word of God tells us that "in later times" some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1). Many in "our times" are falling away from the faith as a result of reading or listening to supposed "Christian messages"; others may not fall away from the faith, but their faith is severely dented by such teachings, and they end up being tossed about by every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:14). How can we protect ourselves from such "deceiving spirits"?
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16 September 2013
By Pastor Anton Bosch *
An excellent article by Pastor Anton Bosch, published here with his permission, that urges caution when reading books and articles that describe Satan and the demons in ways that the Bible does not support.
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