Cannibals in the Pulpit

We shouldn’t be surprised that dangerous false teachers can be very friendly. So can cannibals.

The only difference is that while cannibals devour flesh, false teachers devour souls.

Gary Hogg’s “Cannibalism and Human Sacrifice” gives an example of a particularly winsome group of cannibals: “He [Herbert Ward, who traveled the Congo] found, in addition to the cruelty and degradation, abundant good-humour—a quality that subsequent travellers and settlers have frequently mentioned.”[1] Ward writes,

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Published in: on August 26, 2009 at 1:04 am  Comments Off on Cannibals in the Pulpit  
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Wolves Among You

John Piper notes how False Teachers come across as “nice guys.”


The American church is in crisis.

Employing smooth speech, flattery, and deceitful scheming, wolves in sheep’s clothing—enabled by hired hands posing as pastors and multitudes with itching ears—have infiltrated the flock en masse and seized control of much of the church’s doctrines, leadership, and pulpits.

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