About confusion and error in the Church – Helpful comments from other bloggers’ posts about this crisis.



Lamentations 2:14

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14 Your prophets have seen for you
False and deceptive visions;
They have not uncovered your iniquity,
To bring back your captives,
But have envisioned for you false prophecies and delusions.


Sherry posted a video produced by Pastor Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio debunking prophetic messages from known false prophets, Benny Hinn (charismatic) and Lance Wallnau (NAR) and others, that Billy Graham’s death is a sign that will usher in the largest revival in church history with a billion souls saved.

Great Show, Chris!

Sherry wrote the following in a comment to her post:

“He did bring it home to those with ears to hear! I can’t say I was shocked, though, since it is the NAR and they trip over themselves with one provocative ‘prophecy’ after another, even to the point of contradicting one another. Oh my! It’s hard to believe they have followers but then, again, these followers are most likely new believers who are having the wrong foundation formed under them because they are not learned in the Word of God. They probably do like I did, believe because they think these men are more educated in the Word than them. But I recall the Holy Spirit doing a lot of checking in my spirit. . . yet, I ignored it. . . Other followers are just greedy for renown and could care less that the scriptures are personally interpreted and purposely twisted to fit their agenda. These men want followers for themselves, not for Jesus.”


Ephesians 2:14-18

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus  making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.


Jerry addressed the confusion and misdirection resulting from the ‘hyper-dispensaltionalist’ view that there are two gospels: Paul’s Gospel of grace, for the Gentiles; and Jesus’ and His other Apostles’ gospel of the Kingdom, for the Jews.  

The Two Gospel Theory — Is It False Teaching?

Jerry wrote the following in a comment to his post:

“Thanks Maria, we found Truth when we found Jesus, and we received His promise that through the Holy Spirit we would be led into all truth, so when I began to realize that there is so much confusion within the ranks of those teachers who claim the same belief in Jesus that we have; I then realized just how much of a spiritual battle we are really in. I’m sure that I don’t get everything right, but I’m constantly asking to be led in His wisdom toward truth. I want to know Jesus better and He is truth.”


 

Quote of the day – Tim Challies

 


“False teachers, they’ve always been a plague in the church. They always will be a plague in the church until the day the Lord returns. But we know their methods. Even better, we know the scripture, which always exposes them, for who they are. Always exposes them for what they are. See our best defense against false teachers is to know the Word of God so well, that we immediately spot and we can immediately shut down any deviation from that precious truth, that is the Word of God.”

7 Sure Marks of a False Teacher

Tim Challies


 

Priscilla Shirer: vetting a winsome but wayward teacher

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2 Corinthians 10:12

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

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It is a sad irony that Priscilla Shirer opted to name her ministry “Going Beyond,” because this is exactly what she is choosing to do right now. She goes beyond what is written in teaching men, in partnering with false teachers, in teaching unbiblical prayer practices, and in using improper hermeneutics. Therefore, it is my recommendation that women not follow, support, or receive teaching from Priscilla Shirer or Going Beyond Ministries at this time.

Michelle Lesley ~ Weekday Training for Mighty Amazon Women of God

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Our church is using a book by Priscilla Shirer, Discerning the Voice of God, for our women’s Bible study. This post is a result of my concerns with her taking Scripture out of context, and of understanding that I needed to find out about her. Vetting isn’t pleasant but necessary; if this short post can help others to do this with teachers, I’ll be grateful. 

The following are articles that analyze Priscilla Shirer and her ministry, Going Beyond Ministries, or that mention her as one of many current, popular false teachers of our day, including Beth Moore. (The first article in this list offers numerous additional resources on Priscilla.)

 

Going Beyond Scripture: Why It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to Priscilla Shirer and Going Beyond Ministries

THEY WALK AMONG US: UNMASKING THE DECEIVERS IN THE PULPITS

Lifeway Promoting False Teacher Priscilla Shirer Experiential Event

WOMEN PASTORS, PRISCILLA SHIRER, AND THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

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