Thursday, August 30, 2007

Christianity Today Hears From The Remnant

Sandy Simpson of Deception In The Church responds to CT's "ATTACK DOGS OF CHRISTENDOM"

"The reason some so-called Christians (who are really false teachers) are being exposed in public is because these guys and gals have done what they did IN PUBLIC. They are answerable in public just as they were in the first century. We are to mark and avoid false teachers and we are to show clearly that true biblical believers are NOT associated with those who bring down the cause of Christ. How else will unbelievers know the difference between false Christianity and true biblical Christianity?...stop attacking mature Christians who have discernment and start defending them. We are to stand for the truth in love. To whitewash false teaching in public is not love at all, it is hate."

Dr. Bill Jackson of Christians Evangelizing Catholics rebuttals the CT article with this:
"Regarding “Attack Dogs of Christendom,” (August 2007), if Mr. Aikman is disturbed by Ken Silva and David Cloud, he should read Matthew 23. Jesus also instructed us in John 7:24 to “judge righteous judgments.” Mr. Aikman’s implied approval of all the ministries and men singled out by the “attack dogs” demonstrates a lack of discernment on his part.
If some of their choice of words seems less than civil, I would rather have them shout too loudly than be silent. I liken them to watch dogs whose bark may disturb me, but they are used to warn of real problems. Evangelicalism is the home of too many men who are silent concerning the grave ecumenical threats of disobedient Christians."

Editor's note:
Interesting to note how false prophets and teachers were viewed throughout the Bible. Christ called them wolves in sheeps' clothing & vipers. In Romans, Christians are instructed to mark and avoid them. In Galations, Paul said let him be condemned to hell who brings a false gospel. 2 Corinthians 2 Paul describes false teachers as deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ... Satan's servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. 2 Peter 2 paints the picture of destruction of the church body by false teachers. Jude instructs the faithful to contend for the faith. In the Greek, contend is zomai, meaning to agonize against. There's a battle raging regarding the holiness & sovereignty of God, the absolute truth of His Word and the souls of men are at stake. This battle rages within the visible Church, as it has throughout history. And there aren't enough soldiers willing to battle for the Truth.

Read the letters here at Apprising Ministries...

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