Doctrinally sound Pastors and Teachers

Modern (living and deceased) Titus 1: 7-9, For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Doctrinally sound men who don’t and won’t compromise aren’t easy to come by these days; truth is, they’ve rarely been easy to find. Temptation to compromise for personal comfort, for fame, for convenience, and for …

False teachers: Wolves among the sheep

Identifying false teachers Can you identify false teachers? Do you understand what makes them false? Or why such people are dangerous? I didn’t once. But we can know. We just have to want to. In God’s Word, He has given us everything we need to be able to identity the ravenous wolves in our midst. Titus 1: 9, He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Invited in There is a distinct lack of discernment in much of …

Modern Youth Ministry: Blind leaders of the blind

What’s going on in youth ministry? Matthew 15: 14, “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” What’s going on in Youth Ministry? What we were told was a means of training our children in godliness has turned out to be anything but. Maybe we were blind. Perhaps we were just lied to and it hasn’t changed all that much; maybe what we are seeing is simply the natural outcome of a corrupt system. Modern youth ministry is just so, well, modern. And not biblical. …

Doctrinal Decay and the Reformed Downgrade

Doctrinal decay Doctrinal decay always leads to destruction. When we lose sight of infallible Word, when we allow it to be mixed with culture, or colored by our own desires, a downgrade is certain to follow. 2 Timothy 3: 18-17, 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. The downgrade in Spurgeon’s day In 1857, nearing the end of his life (just five years hence), Charles Spurgeon penned these words on the downgrade the church of his day was experiencing. …

Gynocentric interruptions of Scripture?

Gynocentric interruptions Gynocentric interruptions of Scripture–have you ever heard of such a thing? Well, you have now because Aimee Byrd has made sure that you did. What once wasn’t even a thought is now, according to Aimee, an important part of Scripture. And we’ve bought into it. Bought into what, you might ask? Gynocentric interruptions…what is that? Oh, not to worry. It’s a teaching that clearly falls within the historic biblical faith. I mean, after all, don’t you remember Martin Luther talking about it? John Calvin? Or what about John Owen? A.W. Pink? No? Yeah, it’s because they never even …