Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Apostles of Satan

"The apostles of Satan are not saloon-keepers and white-slave traffickers, but are for the most part ordained ministers. Thousands of those who occupy our modern pulpits are no longer engaged in presenting the fundamentals of the Christian Faith, but have turned aside from the Truth and have given heed unto fables. Instead of magnifying the enormity of sin and setting forth its eternal consequences, they minimize it by declaring that sin is merely ignorance or the absence of good. Instead of warning their hearers to "flee from the wrath to come" they make God a liar by declaring that He is too loving and merciful to send any of His own creatures to eternal torment. Instead of declaring that "without shedding of blood is no remission," they merely hold up Christ as the great Exemplar and exhort their hearers to "follow in His steps." Of them it must be said, "For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God" (Rom_10:3).

today hundreds of churches are without a leader who faithfully declares the whole counsel of God…...

Their message may sound very plausible and their aim appear very praiseworthy, yet we read of them—"for such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves (imitating) into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing [not to be wondered at] if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works" (2Co_11:13-15).

In addition to the fact that today hundreds of churches are without a leader who faithfully declares the whole counsel of God and presents His way of salvation, we also have to face the additional fact that the majority of people in these churches are very unlikely to learn the Truth themselves."

—A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Taken from "Another Gospel" by A. W. Pink

HT: The Bororean


Paul Latour said...

So true.

Speaking of false prophets, prosperity gospel preachers 'Bishop' Eddie L. Long and 'Pastor' Paula White are appearing in Ottawa this weekend as headline speakers for a conference called "Heaven on Earth" which is being sponsored by Rhema Ministries. (Ever hear of them?)

I work all day but if I can make it on time, I hope to preach at the entrance door. Prayers would be most appreciated.

(BTW: nice block quote!)

Robert Tewart said...

I've heard the names. Particularly Paula White. However, I don't really follow what they do. I can hardly stand to watch them on T.V.

Tony Miano at Living Waters designed a great tract called "The Placebo" which he used when Todd Bentley came to L.A. last year. They would likely be helpful to you, but it sounds like you don't really have enough time to order them.

Paul Latour said...

I don't follow these people either. I just know about them. What I have seen on their sites just makes me, well, you know. Thanks, Robert.