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Friday, June 17, 2016

Mishmash 19: They’re not opponents, you know | While it's yet day

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Mishmash 19: They’re not opponents, you know | While it's yet day:



Overheard on Facebook:
Leonard Sweet: Baptism is one’s ordination into ministry. If you won’t ordain women, why do you baptize them?
Commenter 1: I would check with St. Paul about this.
Commenter 2: How about checking with Jesus?
Commenter 1: They were not opponents, you know.
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hose of us who care about the good news God revealed to us in human language in his Word get pulled into battles. It’s necessary. If we don’t defend the truth, aren’t we acquiescing to those who have real plans to remake the visible church and devour as many Christians as they can?
The crazy things going on in Christendom are all part of an historic change. They are a unified movement, no matter how different the issues and false teachers seem to be.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; (1 Timothy 4:1)
Timothy calls this departure from the faith. The pseudo-Christian teachings are doctrines of devils. The people who try to convert others to these beliefs are hypocritical liars. Let’s use the Biblical term. This isapostasy.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:3-4)


It doesn’t matter who calls herself a Christian. If she refuses sound doctrine, hears God through private dreams and visions, and calls the Bible a dead book, she’s to be considered an apostate rather than a sister in the Lord.


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