Donations for the month of September


We have received a total of $0 in donations towards our goal of $175.


Don't want to use PayPal? Go HERE


Search

Member Spotlight
ReformedDisciple
ReformedDisciple
Dallas, Tx USA
Posts: 67
Joined: July 2018
Show All Member Profiles 
Forum Statistics
Forums30
Topics6,682
Posts51,425
Members928
Most Online373
Mar 5th, 2017
Top Posters(All Time)
Pilgrim 13,511
Tom 3,522
chestnutmare 2,920
J_Edwards 2,615
Wes 1,856
John_C 1,769
RJ_ 1,582
MarieP 1,578
gotribe 1,060
Top Posters(30 Days)
Pilgrim 18
Tom 17
Johan 2
Meta4 2
John_C 1
Recent Posts
What will it like to live in Heaven
by Pilgrim. Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:32 PM
Bill 89 taking children from Christian homes
by Tom. Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:10 PM
Pay Taxes
by Tom. Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:54 PM
Isaac Watts and the Trinity
by Pilgrim. Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:58 AM
Jury Duty
by ReformedDisciple. Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:07 PM
The Book of Revelation
by Pilgrim. Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:15 PM
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Hop To
8 Symptoms of False Doctrine #46041
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:50 AM
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:50 AM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,920
NH
chestnutmare Offline OP
Annie Oakley
chestnutmare  Offline OP
Annie Oakley
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,920
NH
Many things combine to make the present inroad of false doctrine peculiarly dangerous.

1) There is an undeniable zeal in some of the teachers of error: their “earnestness” makes many think they must be right.

2) There is a great appearance of learning and theological knowledge: many fancy that such clever and intellectual men must surely be safe guides.

3) There is a general tendency to free thought and free inquiry in these latter days: many like to prove their independence of judgment, by believing novelties.

4) There is a wide-spread desire to appear charitable and liberal-minded: many seem half ashamed of saying that anybody can be in the wrong.

5) There is a quantity of half-truth taught by the modern false teachers: they are incessantly using Scriptural terms and phrases in an unscriptural sense.

6) There is a morbid craving in the public mind for a more sensuous, ceremonial, sensational, showy worship: men are impatient of inward, invisible heart-work.

7) There is a silly readiness in every direction to believe everybody who talks cleverly, lovingly and earnestly, and a determination to forget that Satan often masquerades himself “as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).

8) There is a wide-spread “gullibility” among professing Christians: every heretic who tells his story plausibly is sure to be believed, and everybody who doubts him is called a persecutor and a narrow-minded man.

All these things are peculiar symptoms of our times. I defy any observing person to deny them. They tend to make the assaults of false doctrine in our day peculiarly dangerous. They make it more than ever needful to cry aloud, “Do not be carried away!”

~ J.C. Ryle


The Chestnut Mare
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.
- - - -JRR Tolkien "Lord of the Rings"
Re: 8 Symptoms of False Doctrine [Re: chestnutmare] #46050
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:08 PM
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 323
South Africa
Johan Offline

Enthusiast
Johan  Offline

Enthusiast
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 323
South Africa
I would say "On the spot"! Definitely a "how to identify a false teacher"

Quote
There is a morbid craving in the public mind for a more sensuous, ceremonial, sensational, showy worship: men are impatient of inward, invisible heart-work.


I once said to a pastor that for the believer not all "doing" are outward actions. Sometimes, and perhaps most the time, what we should do is to believe. That's the invisible heart-work you are referring to.

Johan


Last edited by Johan; Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:25 PM.

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 24 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
reformedbygrace, ReformedDisciple, Micki Bowman, Nigel J, wischnotes
928 Registered Users
Shout Box
September
S M T W T F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Popular Topics(Views)
809,183 Gospel truth
Page Time: 0.042s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 2.8172 MB (Peak: 3.0817 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-09-19 20:10:44 UTC