Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit
THANK HEAVEN FOR JOEL OSTEEN AND ROB BELL AND RICK WARREN
A great many “Christians” in America need to stop what they are doing right now this moment and get down on their knees. To thank God.
For Joel Osteen.
And Rob Bell
And Rick Warren.
And the Word of Faith preachers of the prosperity gospel.
And the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Mormons.
And the pope.
And the atheists.
And the Emergent Church.
And the Church of Satan.
A great shout of praise needs to be lifted to heaven (or to someone) for providing all those on the “Obviously Apostate” list. Because if it weren’t for Osteen, Warren, Todd Bentley, Rob Bell, the pope and the others, who would our crack discernment teams write about?
If the Obviously Apostate disappeared tonight, hundreds of “Christian” radio shows across the USA would suddenly have a complete and total lack of programming tomorrow. Without the Obviously Apostate, who would they discern?
– A list of some of the more obviously apostate.
Visited a “cutting edge discernment website,” and there were all of the ‘normal’ discernment props on display for their “Christian” audience to see: the Spurgeon devotionals, the occasional reference to the Bible, and the obligatory pieces on Joel Osteen and Rob Bell and the emergent church.
Most of the people in the comments seemed to be giving each other and the authors the Internet equivalent to high fives. There is much congratulations and celebrations of the crowd’s ability to discern a wolf like Joel Osteen.
Now, Osteen IS a creepy, pretend christian–no doubt about that. In fact, it’s strongly suspected that he’s supposed to be. In fact, Osteen is so totally UNChristian, that many nonbelievers in the world have him nailed cold. But how many times do the “discernment ministries” need to beat that particular spiritually-dead horse?
Yes, there are people in America who are taken in by the likes of Joel Osteen and TD Jakes. But there is a big list of “discernment ministries” which have a short list of easy targets and no others. Every day, it’s another piece on the same group: Osteen, Warren, the Word-Faith wolves and the atheists.
Here’s a tip: if a person’s level of discernment is so nonexistent as to sit under a Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer or TD Jakes, that person is most likely NOT reading one of the cookie cutter online “discernment” ministries for guidance. Seriously, if a person is taken in by a TD Jakes or Joyce Meyer or Kenneth Copeland, there’s a fair chance that person isn’t even saved–else the Holy Spirit would be dancing a jig on the person’s head every time they turned the channel to one of those antichrist forerunners.
The Bible says that the level of real discernment will be nonexistent in the last days. Actually, because so many who sit in the counterfeit whore Church “received not the love of the truth,” God will send them a strong delusion so that they will believe a lie and be damned [2 Thessalonians 2:10-12].
Once the strong delusion hits, there will be NO discernment at all–except among the remnant of true believers who will be on the run from the false prophets and apostles of the whore church. The remnant will be tagged as “evil” and marked for “cleansing.”
Back to today’s lack of discernment–both by pew-sitters and “discernment ministries.”
Witchcraft in the church? Occult imagery in the popular church praise and worship music? Counterfeit spirits and unbiblical pagan practices and rituals taking place in the churches? Antichrist dominion theology invading the churches?
Not so much as a word about any of that–and when there is, it’s so empty and non-specific, it’s a good guess as to what the author/host is referring.
Cheap grace? Unsaved people pretending that they have an eternal fire insurance policy because they raised their hand or prayed a prayer one time? Popular Bible teachers exalted when they teach what’s in the Bible one day and teach totally contrary to the Bible the next (John MacArthur and just about any other media-driven “ministry”).
How many take on the science fiction eschatology that has ushered in a respectability for the occult, gnosticism, paganism and UFO lore? Wolves like Chuck Missler, Tom Horn, Cris Putnam, LA Marzulli mostly get a free pass and their adherents tote their Scriptural poison into many a church.
This crew serve as Nephilim pimps for the whore church. Fairy tales about the Nephilim serve as a gateway drug to the occult and Catholic mysticism–and few “discernment ministries” take them on because they know these false teachers are popular.
There’s not only fake discernment being peddled in America, there’s a whole apologetics industry which has sprung up–not to defend the tenets of Christianity–but to defend the wolves and false prophets and teachers who mangle God’s Word!
So by all means: throw another Joel Osteen piece on the fire.
Everybody come in close and warm yourself. Pat your neighbor on the back and congratulate him on his ability to “discern” good from evil.
And while the back-slapping and high-fiving is taking place, another dozen churches go down the tubes to the enemy.
Which, one suspects, is when the real celebrations commence.
1-Some discernment ministries DO take on the tougher targets. Whenever we find one, we try to link to them.
2-Discernment ministries most often are attacked because one of their “targets” has accused them of being “too religious” or “too discerning.” This writer believes that the evidence will show the real problem lies in the opposite direction.]
Justin Peters Calls Out Bam Bam Bentley, EPIC Moment. – Doesn’t this sound like commentary to a WWE match?
[Much of this article originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: June 9, 2014.]
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- Discernment Ministries
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- Discernment vs Judgment
- DISCERNMENT: A Sharp TwoEdged Gift
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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