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Friday, July 11, 2014

Truth and Error-A Matter of Life and Death

Below are several sentences I cut and pasted from a blog, so if they do not flow cohesively, that is why. I feel so strong about what I see happening in the mind's of people concerning how they see God and doctrine, that I felt it necessary to at least counter it with these statements, which I am in agreement with.
 It really is staggering to watch truth slip away, and to see the new perversions that are taking hold, as satan weaves his web. As this article suggests, don't get too close, or you may get stuck in his web, too.
"Discernment is a necessity in this ungodly world. Why have we labeled it 'judgment' and called it evil?

It seems that the only real and intolerable heresy today is the despicable act of calling someone a heretic. If the one accused is guilty of heresy, he or she will probably elicit more sympathy than his accuser. … 

We live in a climate where heresy is embraced and proclaimed with the greatest of ease.

Where our fathers saw these issues as matters of life and death, indeed of eternal life and death, we have so surrendered to relativism and pluralism that we simply don’t care about serious doctrinal error. We prefer peace to truth and accuse the orthodox of being divisive when they call a heretic a heretic. It is the heretic who divides the church and disrupts the unity of the body of Christ.

After Korah, Dathan, and Abiram rebelled against God, Moses told the people of Israel, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins” (Numbers 16:26). So Israel departed. Then these three men, their families, and their stuff were consumed by an earthquake, while God rained fire on the 250 leaders who gathered with them (16:31-35). He wanted Israel to know that “these men have rejected the Lord” (16:30)

Will we use discernment to identify the modern-day Korahs who have entered the church and asserted themselves as shepherds and leaders, and who have affected their 'sheep' to embrace lies? Will we separate ourselves from them and revile their doctrines? We must if we want to avoid God’s righteous judgment. It’s coming soon!"




  • At 7/20/2014 6:45 PM , Blogger Marshall said...

    thanks be to God, we are re-learning how these "modern-day Korahs" work to divide (just as Korah turn the people away from Moses for sake of how he saw things). Some today clever to mask or conceal their preferred doctrines while subtly working to divide the body of Christ.

    αιρεσιν, from which we have the English word "heresy", has the distinct meaning of "preference" or "sect". There are already many thousands of sects in the world. The Spirit is reminding to be keeping a watchful eye while also that we continue to encourage one another in the way of setting aside preferences (doctrine or praxis) while keeping/treasuring one mind, the mind of Christ; all in one accord. Putting behind us the turning a blind eye or deaf ear to schism.


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