“On Truth and Heresy” (George Gillespie)

Truth and Heresy” (1649) by Wesminster divine George Gillespie is an excellent piece warning about doctrinal compromise and deception.  The following is an  excerpt refuting the theological relativists of his time, who are not unlike those of today:

“Search the scriptures,” John 5:39; Acts 17:11. Do not take upon trust new lights from any man, be he never so eminent for parts or for grace, but to the law and the testimony.

The upshot of all is that we ought to hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, and be steadfast, and even immovable in the truth, and not to give place to the adversaries, no, not for an hour, Gal. 2:4-5.


Published in: on March 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm  Comments Off on “On Truth and Heresy” (George Gillespie)  
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Why Heretics Win Battles (John W. Robbins)

“Paul recognized doctrinal error quickly and acted swiftly to correct it. He wrote:

“But this [a problem over the preaching of the Gospel] occurred because of false
brethren…to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the Gospel might continue with you” (Galatians 2:2-5). Paul did not put up with (“yield submission” to) error or those teaching error on the Gospel “even for an hour.” He was quick to recognize error and quick to correct it, so that “the truth of the Gospel might continue with you.”

“While his concern was doctrinal, it was not academic, for he did not tolerate those who were teaching error in the churches. He understood error, and he refused to tolerate the men who were teaching or abetting error in the churches.” (p. 2)

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Published in: on January 16, 2010 at 1:23 am  Comments Off on Why Heretics Win Battles (John W. Robbins)  

Why the Manhattan Declaration approves of False Gospels

In this interview, John MacArthur does an excellent job weighing-in on the gospel compromises made by the “Manhattan Declaration.”   (Although we disagree with the degree of power MacArthur seems to say Satan has over the world, since Christ has total control; see, for example, Matt. 28:18.)

Like the wicked Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) document, the Manhattan Declaration (MD) considers false forms of Christianity (in this case, Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox, both of which teach salvation by works) to be genuine Christian.

An example where the MD considers Romans Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxism to be equally Christian as evangelicalism is the following:

We, as Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians, have gathered, beginning in New York on September 28, 2009, to make the following declaration, which we sign as individuals, not on behalf of our organizations, but speaking to and from our communities. We act together in obedience to the one true God, the triune God of holiness and love, who has laid total claim on our lives and by that claim calls us with believers in all ages and all nations to seek and defend the good of all who bear his image.”


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Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats (C.H. Spurgeon)

Charles Spurgeon versus the “Seeker Sensitive” movement of his day.

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John Huss rebukes Joel Osteen’s “Best Life Now” teachings centuries in advance

“To witness to God’s Truth is more important than life.”

The church advances by the blood of the martyrs, not by the comfortable lifestyles of the seeker sensistive, “best life now,” disciples.

Published in: on October 20, 2009 at 6:46 pm  Comments Off on John Huss rebukes Joel Osteen’s “Best Life Now” teachings centuries in advance  
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