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Dear Friends,

How can those who call themselves "Christians" abandon biblical discernement when the Bible states that a Christian must grow to maturity in discernment?

Ephesians 4:13-14 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

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The Demise of Biblical Discernment
by T. A. McMahon The Berean Call
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Volume 28, Issue 2, February 2013

 

In last month's issue of this newsletter we exhorted our readers to discipline themselves to read the Word of God daily. The emphasis was on developing a habit, the best and most necessary habit-one that every believer should have. Of course, we encouraged reading the Bible as a basis for living one's life by what it teaches, which is the only way that one who is born again spiritually can mature in the faith. Yet, here is the simple truth that too many Christians have missed: if we don't read God's Word for ourselves, we can't truly know its instructions. If we don't know God's instructions, we can't follow Him, and we therefore can't do what pleases Him. Tragically, many if not  most  Christians  haven't  considered that  simple  truth. Their  spiritual  beliefs tend to be a collection of things they've heard (sermons, radio, TV, books, movies, etc.) mixed with what they may or may not have gotten from the Bible. They have been spoon-fed rather than getting their spiritual meals directly from God's Word.

 

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Beth Moore Bio
by Matt Slick, CARM, 1/14/13 Christian Apologetics & Research

 

We must be very careful when listening to a teacher.  Beth Moore, in my opinion, is not to be trusted to properly teach from the word of God.  She is leading many astray with her approval of contemplative prayer, personal revelations, and faulty biblical exegesis.  Yes, I know that many claim to have been helped by her.  That is fine.  But, the experience of feeling helped is not where truth lies.  Rather, it is God's word that is the standard of what is good and bad, not if we are helped through the wolf of pop psychology in Christian terminology.  Therefore, I cannot endorse Beth Moore.

   

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Gwen Shaw and her End-Time Handmaidens and Servants Cult: A Story Of Heresy, Plagiarism and Necromancy
by Mark Scheiderer, 1/15/13

"All in all, with its doctrinal ambiguity, theological aberrations, unscriptural emphasis on the supernatural experiences and prophetical and mystical leanings, the End-Time Handmaidens is an attraction for the spiritually na´ve and undiscerning. The foundation of the group is far-removed from the bedrock of Christian orthodoxy. ETH is just another "end time" delusion. It has a confusing message of salvation, with people only committing to Gwen Shaw's control and her plethora of false teachings and teachers." ("End Time Handmaidens - A Ministry for the Last Days or 'End Time' Delusion?", by M. Kurt Goedelman with G. Richard Fisher, The Quarterly Journal, vol.14, no.3, from the ministry of Personal Freedom Outreach, P.O. Box 26062, St. Louis, MO, 63136, (314) 388-2648, http://www.pfo.org

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Treason in the Church: Trading Truth for a "Social Gospel"
by Berit Kjos Berit Kjos Ministries
September 2006

Infiltration and deception have been tools of conspirators through the ages, and the Church has been a primary target! After all, God warns us that "the whole world is under the sway of the evil one." (1 John 5:19) One of his most effective schemes is to redefine God's Word and divert Christians from His unchanging Truth to man's shifting ideals. For example, God calls us to serve the poor and fills our hearts with love for the needy. That's why His true followers around the world have willingly given their lives to share His truth and love in perilous places. But today's world-centered church illustrates a different kind of service. Designed to please man rather than God, it trains its servers to hide the "offensive" truths of the gospel. Like Rick Warren, it uses the Bible to validate its purposes but emphasizes organizational behavior rather than Biblical beliefs -- in short, deeds instead of creeds.[3] Behind its noble appearance hides a postmodern version of the century-old "Christian Socialism."

 

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