A.W. Tozer: Should Christians Read or Quote?

A.W. Tozer: Should Christians Read or Quote?

By Redeeming Moments

The purpose of this article is to inform and warn others of Tozer’s many errors doctrinally. I do not judge Tozer’s salvation, I do not know if he believed the gospel at one point. But the Bible warns us to ‘take heed to the doctrine’ (1 Tim 4:16). Paul warned even elders about this concerned they could be deceived (Acts 20:25-32). He was afraid they would put up will those who brought another Jesus or another gospel as the Mystics do (2 Cor 11:3-15). So we need to mark and avoid these types of teachings (Rom 16:17-19) and contend earnestly for the faith once delivered (Jude 3).

If I missed citing a source, please let me know, I will correct it immediately. I compiled this many years ago and added to it, so I’m sure I’m missing some things.

A.W. Tozer (Aiden Wilson)

Tozer is well-liked to this day by Calvinists and Arminians both. He was a purveyor of Lordship doctrine. He was one of the ones that coined the disgraceful epithet, ‘easy-believism’.

This quote from ‘The Best of A.W. Tozer’ clearly shows he did not understand the gospel; “In the Bible the offer of pardon on the part of God is conditioned upon intention to reform on the part of man. There can be no spiritual regeneration till there has been a moral reformation” 7

Is that so?

There has to be a moral regeneration before one can be born again? If that were true, you’d have to ask, “how long of a process is it to become saved?”

Must anyone be “intent to reform” in order to receive the free gift of eternal life? Doesn’t a desire to reform come with time cooperating with the Lord to continue in His Word and actually take heed to it? (Ps 119:9) 

I believe the sole condition of being saved is found in the book of John. The purpose of the entire book is found in John 20:31 – But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Charlie Bing included this regarding Tozer:

  1. W. Tozer, a Lordship Salvation proponent, charges that “a notable heresy has come into being throughout our evangelical Christian circles—the widely-accepted concept that we humans can choose to accept Christ only because we need Him as Saviour and that we have the right to postpone our obedience to Him as Lord as long as we want to.” 9,10

My friend, (now with the Lord), Pastor Jack Weaver (expreacherman.com) said:

Tozer, Deeper Life teacher – mystic and Lordship “Salvationist” before it was called that.8

The Gnostic Apocrypha

Why does Tozer ‘draw on Apocryphal references’ in his book ‘Pursuit of God’. Tozer wrote many books,

The Knowledge of the Holy, The Pursuit of God, The Purpose of Man, The Crucified Life, Prayer: Communing with God in Everything, and God’s Pursuit of Man are compelling titles of some of the books Tozer wrote.

Tozer and Catholic Mysticism

Tozer was heavily influenced by the Catholic mystics in his books. What are we to do with leaven (Gal 5:7-10) ?  Introduce it to the church by quoting them favorably?

Once’, (Calvinist Martyn Lloyd-Jones recalled), ‘Dr. Tozer and I shared a conference years ago, and I appreciated his ministry and his fellowship very much. One day he said to me: ‘Lloyd-Jones, you and I hold just about the same position on spiritual matters, but we have come to this position by different routes.’ ‘How do you mean?’ I asked. ‘Well,’ Tozer replied, ‘you came by way of the Puritans and I came by way of the mystics.’ And, you know,’ said Lloyd-Jones, ‘he was right.’ 4

COMMENT: I am dismayed that neither of the two say that they came by the way of the Scriptures – 2 Tim 3:14-17. Why on earth would we need the mystics? It is divining, it is philosophy and vain deceit (Col 2:8), and should be avoided.

MYSTICS QUOTED

Some people don’t seem to have issues with this, but once again, we are introducing leaven (disobeying His Word). We are possibly making a young one stumble, and if they favor the Roman Catholic Mystics, and base some of their doctrine upon them, how much leaven is in their lump? Aren’t they then spoiled? Interesting that Tozer’s site quotes them as ‘Christian Mystics’ that he ‘drew heavily from’, along with ‘early church fathers’ and ‘revivalists’.Catholicism teaches a gospel of works, sacraments, and the Word shows us in Gal 1:6-9 that this is accursed.

Tozer quoted Nicholas of Cusa in ‘Pursuit of God’, I have/had this book sadly, one a pastor recommended to me I believe many years ago. Cusa’s book was ‘The Vision of God’. This Roman Catholic Mystic was ‘deeply influenced by Saint Augustine’. St. Augustine is another Bishop with mystical experiences including his conversion which had to do with hearing a child’s voice say ‘take up and read’ (and it wasn’t the gospel, so how did he get saved?)

Nicholas mixes the metaphysical with the personal…. Nicholas was a German cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. NICHOLAS OF CUSA (1401-1464) was a philosopher, jurist, mathematician, and astronomer. Also referred to as Nicolaus Cusanus and Nicholas of Kues, he is considered one of the great geniuses and polymaths of the 15th century.2

Tozer quoted many mystics favorably. What is REALLY important to note, is these men are NOT to be followed at all, so why quote a portion of leaven… this is disobedience to God’s Word in several places. He is not to have them into his home (same thing as including them favorably in his book), or wish them godspeed, he is sharing in their evil deeds.

  • In chapter 3 of The Pursuit of God , ‘Removing the Veil,’ Tozer quotes Chinese sage, Lao-tze: “That is the first step, and as…Lao-tze has said, ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step.'”3
  • Roman Catholics Augustine 3
  • Highly contemplative – Thomas á Kempis 3
  • Francis of Assisi 3
  • von Hugel 3
  • Bernard of Clairvaux 3
  • Bernard of Cluny
  • The poet William Blake 3
  • Hymn writer Frederick Faber, (a convert to Catholicism). 3
  • Brother Lawrence, “Practicing the Presence” (One of his favorite reads he said)
  • Teresa of Avila
  • St. John of the Cross
  • Dame Julian of Norwich
  • Anselm
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Ruysbroeck
  • Rolle
  • Tauler
  • Hilton
  • Evelyn Underhill – both mystic and ecumenical, Tozer when quoting him said it was the “insights” of that “master of the inner life” (his words)
  • Meister Eckhert –the author of the Cloud of unknowing. “The Cloud of Unknowing” pg. 19, “For it sufficeth enough, a naked intent direct unto God without any other cause than Himself….lapped and foldenin one word, for that thou shouldest have better hold thereupon, take thee but a little word of one syllablefor so it is better than of two, for even the shorter it is the better it accordeth with the work of the Spirit. And such a word is this word GOD or this word LOVE”In alignment with his love of “Practicing the Presence” by Monk Brother Lawrence, Tozer suggests the same — repeating a word such as “love” or “God”, one syllable, one word. Contemplatives do the same; repeating the words, until they “enter into the Presence”.
  • “The Cloud of Unknowing” writer’s mystical bent seems clear. Contemplative prayer is to empty your mind, instead of having our minds renewed daily.
  • Daniel Snyder’s book “In Pursuit of God” lists all the mystics he quoted — however, he is a fan of Tozer.
  • In Tozer’s book, “Knowledge of the Holy”, he uses almost 20 favorable quotes of Roman Catholic mystics.

More Quotes by Tozer

“In many churches Christianity has been watered down until the solution is so weak that if it were poison it would not hurt anyone, and if it were medicine it would not cure anyone!” — I Talk Back to the Devil — A.W. Tozer.

MY COMMENT: I rather think the Word of God has been watered down and lacking in churches along with false gospels of works like Tozers. Or people don’t want to take any instruction from God’s Word, they cast it behind their backs (in favor of some of these types). Ps 50:16-17

“What comes to mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” — The Knowledge of the Holy — A.W. Tozer

MY COMMENT: What comes to mind could be truth or error, and if truth, is not the most important thing about us, but Him.

“It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.” — Glorify his name! Root of the Righteous” — A. W. Tozer; Chapter 39.

MY COMMENT: I could be tempted to have quite a long answer here, especially with his ‘it is doubtful whether God can’… But he should have just started with Matthew 5 and reframed his words.

“Some of my friends good-humoredly – and some a little bit severely – have called me a ‘mystic.’ Well I’d like to say this about any mysticism I may suppose to have. If an arch-angel from heaven were to come, and were to start giving me, telling me, teaching me, and giving me instruction, I’d ask him for the text. I’d say, ‘Where’s it say that in the Bible? I want to know.’ And I would insist that it was according to the scriptures, because I do not believe in any extra-scriptural teachings, nor any anti-scriptural teachings, or any sub-scriptural teachings. I think we ought to put the emphasis where God puts it, and continue to put it there, and to expound the scriptures, and stay by the scriptures. I wouldn’t – no matter if I saw a light above the light of the sun, I’d keep my mouth shut about it ’til I’d checked with Daniel and Revelation and the rest of the scriptures to see if it had any basis in truth. And if it didn’t, I’d think I’d just eaten something I shouldn’t, and I wouldn’t say anything about it. Because I don’t believe in anything that is unscriptural or that is anti-scripture.” — What Difference Does the Holy Spirit Make? — A. W. Tozer

MY COMMENT: Sadly, He didn’t keep his mouth shut and he did spout stuff that the Word did not say. He also said stuff the Bible did say, but he had a tendency to lean to other men’s words.

DISCLAIMER: Some information below (in blue) from another’s site, not a recommendation, but a source for Tozer’s quotes. Although I agree with the thoughts regarding Tozer’s quotes, I could not find a gospel or statement of faith on the site, so it is simply a source quote.11

PANTHEISM OR PANENTHEISM

“Godcontainsspace.” [TAG, p. 5]

“Then there is God. God has the attribute of immanence and immensity. God is immanent, which means you don’t have to go distances to find God.He is in everything.He is right here.

“God is above all things, beneath all things, outside of all thingsand inside of all things. God is above, but He’s not pushed up. He’s beneath, but not pressed down. He’s outside, but He’s not excluded.He’s inside,but He’s not confined. God is above all things presiding, beneath all things sustaining, outside of all things embracing,and inside of all things filling. That is the immanence of God.” [TAG, p. 22, emphasis added]

“Remember that God is outside of all thingsand inside of all thingsand around all things.” [TAG, p. 23, emphasis added]

“God is omnipresent, which means God is everywhere. God is also immanent, which means that Godpenetrateseverything.This is standard Christian doctrine, believed even in the earliest days of Judaism. God is omnipresent and immanent, penetrating everything even while He contains all things.” [TAG, pp. 137-138, emphasis added]

Tozer adds, “God is so immense that the universe cannot contain Him. Though He is in everything,He is not confined to or contained by His creation. Instead, He contains it.As an exercise to see how this view of God stands up against Scripture, meditate on Isaiah 40. Note how certain verses relate to what Tozer has said so far about God’s immensity. It is interesting to compare verse 15 to Lady Julian’s vision of the hazelnut.” 

MY COMMENTS: Tozer’s thoughts are Pantheism or Panentheism. God and the universe are not one and the same thing. He is not found ‘within all things’, and it’s fairly easy to see he is leaning on Mystic Julian of Norwich’s writing (a Catholic female hermit who had visions). The world is not part of God. And God is not dependent on the world. He needs nothing from man.

Some more thoughts from the website referenced11

#1: If God is in everything [and by extension, every person], then there is no distinction between good and evil, there is no distinction between believer and unbeliever, children of God and children of disobedience/wrath, for all actions would then find their origination with God since He is in everything/everyone.

#2: There is no such thing as sin—because if God is in everything/ everyone, then He cannot act against Himself. For example, there cannot be such a sin as idolatry, because those considered to be worshiping idols are actually worshiping a manifestation of God. Nor can one person sin against another simply because each being filled with and permeated by God simply cannot act against God.

#3: If God is in everything, and there is no such thing as sin, then there is no need for redemption.

#4: If God is in everything, there is no such thing as sin, and no need for redemption, then the Bible is not true for it teaches the creation is distinct from the Creator, not a part of the Creator, that all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory, and require redemption.

#5: If God is in everything/everyone, there is no real eternal judgment, for He would have to render judgment against a part of Himself.

I am sure there are other implications which I have not explored, but these should suffice to show that Tozer’s teaching concerning immanence is, at best, sub-Christian, if not slashing away at the heart of fundamental Christian teaching.

Tozer further went on to demonstrate his heterodoxy in other ways. Tozer did not believe in the doctrine of man’s total depravity – that his nature is corrupt, and because of that corruption, he is, by nature, opposed and hostile to God. Tozer states than: “…we learnimpurity from our cradles.” [TAG, p. 158, emphasis added] In other words, Tozer did not believe we sin because that is our nature and disposition from the moment we are conceived in the womb. Instead, according to him, we sin because that is what we learn from the moment we are born. Again, Tozer’s understanding is not what is taught in Scripture according to Psalm 51:5.

“In the previous chapter I dealt with the fact of remoteness – that distance is unlikeness – and I pointed out that hell is for those unlike God.” [TAG, p. 138]

“Heaven is a place of complete comparability, and sin introduces incompatibility between God and the sinner. There cannot be any comparability or communion between the two because sin introduces that quality which throws humans and God out of accord with each other.” [TAG, p. 140] 11

Tozer received his ordination in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, a movement which affirms sanctification/perfectionism as a second work of grace subsequent to conversion/justification.12

Some books that documented Tozer’s Mysticism

I am not recommending these books in any way, shape or form. Some brief blips from the books themselves will follow for you to see for yourself. Just showing that it is not a question that he was involved with, recommended and quoted many mystics.

The Mystic Spiritualityof A. W. Tozer, a Twentieth-Century Protestant E. Lynn Harris, 1992

Though much work has been done in the fields of Catholic and Oriental spirituality, Protestant spirituality has been neglected. After a brief biography of Tozer, this study compares Tozer’s mysticism to thirty-five mystical classics he recommended, such as John of the CrossTeresa of Avila, etc.  

Lamps on the Candelabrum:Five Evangelical Mystics

by David, A J. Seargent MA PhD FRAS

This eBook gives a brief account of the lives and basic teachings of five Christian teachers who could be described as “evangelical mystics”. They are A. W. Tozer, Watchman Nee, the Indian “Christian mystic” Sadhu Sundar Singh, Pakistani visionary, Gulshan Esther, and Welsh evangelist, Selwyn Hughes. 

BOOKS BY TOZER (publishers description)

The Christian Book of Mystical Verse  by A. W. Tozer 

The purpose of this book is to bring together in one convenient volume some of the best devotional verse the English language affords, and thus to make available to present day Christians a rich spiritual heritage which the greater number of them for various reasons do not now enjoy. I have not hesitated to apply the term “mystical” to the material I have collected here, though I readily admit that fewer than half a dozen of the men and women who would be called true mystics in the strict classical sense will be found here. Such names as Eckhart, Ruysbroeck, John of the Cross, Teresa, Rolle, Tauler, Hilton, Francis of Assisi, for instance, are not represented in this volume at all. On the other hand the frequent appearance of such a man as Watts might cause the reader to lift a questioning eyebrow and ask, “Is Watts also among the mystics?” Well, the answer must be, Of course he is, and so are John Newton and James Montgomery and Reginald Heber and Charles Wesley, as well as many others who might have balked at being called mystics but whose writings, nevertheless, reveal unmistakable traces of purest mysticism and are the better for it. And for that matter the same thing may be said of the inspired writings of such men as Moses and David and Isaiah and Daniel and Paul and John, the works of the latter showing more than traces of the mystical spirit, being indeed charged full with it.

The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

From the Inside Flap

This classic of Christian testimony and devotion explores the attributes of God in words that fly straight to the heart. A superb aid to strengthening and deepening the spiritual life, each chapter begins with a prayer, lucidly discusses a divine aspect–from God’s infinity to God’s love–and relates that aspect to today’s world, while pointing always to God’s wonder and inscrutability.

Tozer asserts that the cause of many of our modern spiritual woes is the loss in today’s church of a lofty concept of God. He argues persuasively that the cure lies in our rediscovery of God’s majesty. “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us,” he writes. “The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God.” The Knowledge of the Holy bears eloquent witness to the concept of God’s majesty, encourages reverent meditation on the being of God, and offers a way to bring back spiritual power to our lives.

Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

Publisher’s comment: “Here is a masterly study of the inner life by a heart thirsting after God, eager to grasp at least the outskirts of His ways, the abyss of His love for sinners, and the height of His unapproachable majesty,” Quoted from the introduction by Samuel Zwemer. 

This version has been carefully formatted use on the Kindle e-reader. Scriptural references have been footnoted with book, chapter, and verse to aid the reader in their study of the Holy Scriptures regardless of their preferred translation. Some secular & apocryphal references have also been footnoted with brief highlights to better inform readers of the wealth of knowledge from which Tozer draws. This version also presents all quotations of the words of Christ in red letter format.

In the first chapter, “Following Hard After God”. Special attention is drawn to the first and last paragraph:

  1. “If we would find God amid all the religious externals we must first determine to find Him, and then proceed in the way of simplicity. Now as always God discovers Himself to “babes” and hides Himself in thick darkness from the wise and the prudent. We must simplify our approach to Him. We must strip down to essentials (and they will be found to be blessedly few). We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candor of childhood. If we do this, without doubt God will quickly respond.
  1. When religion has said its last word, there is little that we need other than God Himself. The evil habit of seeking God-and effectively prevents us from finding God in full revelation. In the “and” lies our great woe. If we omit the “and” we shall soon find God, and in Him we shall find that for which we have all our lives been secretly longing.
  1. We need not fear that in seeking God only we may narrow our lives or restrict the motions of our expanding hearts. The opposite is true. We can well afford to make God our All, to concentrate, to sacrifice the many for the One.
  1. The author of the quaint old English classic, The Cloud of Unknowing, teaches us how to do this. (Not the Bible?) “Lift up thine heart unto God with a meek stirring of love; and mean Himself, and none of His goods. And thereto, look thee loath to think on aught but God Himself. So that nought work in thy wit, nor in thy will, but only God Himself. This is the work of the soul that most pleaseth God.”

MY COMMENT: There is some truth above. But it just is not ‘great plainness of speech’ (2 Cor 3:12). Heb 11:6 also comes to mind. Who is he to say what ‘most pleases God’? It seems the writer took some from James 1:6-8, but this is just man’s word above God’s (1 Cor 4:6). Reminds me of the excellency of speech 1 Cor 2:1-5 warns against.

  1. Again, he recommends that in prayer we practice a further stripping down of everything, even of our theology. “For it sufficeth enough, a naked intent direct unto God without any other cause than Himself.” Yet underneath all his thinking lay the broad foundation of New Testament truth, for he explains that by “Himself” he means “God that made thee, and bought thee, and that graciously called thee to thy degree.” And he is all for simplicity: If we would have religion “lapped and folden in one word, for that thou shouldst have better hold thereupon, take thee but a little word of one syllable: for so it is better than of two, for even the shorter it is the better it accordeth with the work of the Spirit. And such a word is this word GOD or this word LOVE.“

But the Bible says:

Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. 1 Tim 4:16

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim 3:14-17

A.W.Tozer Quotes Daily

July 16, 2012

“Artificiality is one curse that will drop away the we kneel at Jesus’ feet and surrender ourselves to His meekness.” – A.W.Tozer, ‘The Pursuit of God’, Chapter 9: Meekness and Rest 1

My Comment: (Didn’t Christ take the curse for us on the cross? Gal 3:10-14). God bless us all to be searching His Word to see if what people are saying is really true (Acts 17:11)

1 – A.W. Tozer quotes Daily – Facebook

2 – Nicholas of Cuza – Vision of God book description

3  http://www.thebereancall.org/content/question-you-have-promoted-books-aw-tozer-yet-tozer-constantly-quoted-catholic-mystics

4 – Daniel Snyder’s book “In Pursuit of God”.

5 – http://www.onthewing.org/user/Tozer1%20Reconsidered%20-%20Riggle.pdf

6 – http://tozer.simpsonu.edu/Pages/About/Tozer-AWTozer.htm

7 – The Best of A.W. Tozer, Book 2, pg. 115-117; Compiled by Warren W. Wiersbe.

8 – https://expreacherman.com/2012/09/21/paul-washer-again-lordship-salvation-message-and-worse/

9 – https://www.gracelife.org/resources/lordshipsalvation/?id=1

10 – Tozer, Heresy!, 9-20

11 – http://davestheology.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/a-w-tozer-a-trojan-horse-for-apostasy/

12 – http://www.frontlinemin.org/higherlife.asp

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    “He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.” Proverbs 18:13 Please watch the hour long video I made and the hour long video attached in the video description as well as the blog attachments. There is a lot of information and I did not take making this […]
  • When a calvinist realizes they can’t bait you into their false gospel…
    Calvinism always finds its way into my lane every now and again so it seems appropriate to address it once again. Calvinism purports to be biblical Christianity but it is absolutely another gospel. “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, […]
  • What do I have to do? Is that it?
    And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech […]
  • It Is Finished…
    He preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection . . . And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given […]
  • Why Christians should be excited about the Coronavirus; and why they should also stop posting about it.
    “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” The result of Christians feeding their spirit with secular news instead of the Word of God. Serve God with Spiritual Gifts “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to […]
  • Corona, Rodney Howard Browne, and Jeremiah
    Originally posted on Pastor Bill Randles Blog:
    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning,…
  • In the midst of the coronavirus I met a man who thought he knew Jesus….
    What will be the outcome of the coronavirus? This isn’t meant to be prophetic or ‘thus saith the Lord’ … but how the corona virus will soften people’s hearts to ecumenicalism. I left work last night from a 12 hour nursing day and wanted to hit Walmart to get some things that I needed. I […]
  • For by grace are ye saved…..
    The simplicity of the Gospel. People and false teachers have complicated what God made so easy a child could understand. When you finally understand Gods grace and that understanding goes from your head to your heart, His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Unknowingly I was carrying a burden of a type of […]
  • Coronavirus Chaos…
    Christians wake up from your slumber. The coronavirus is real yet it’s also a distraction. It’s not about politics. It never has been. Satan is working overtime and the chaos amongst Christians is a result of spiritual cavities caused by a diet of a ‘sugary bible’ fake churches. We can expect (and shouldn’t be surprised) […]
  • The tumbling of TULIP: Calvinism and Reformed Theology
    “Today, a growing number of churches, ministries, and Christian colleges are promoting Calvinism. While Calvinist scholars claim that Calvinism is complex (and they have indeed created a complex system), the rudiments of it are very basic, and it can be readily understood. To call something heresy is clearly a strong accusation and should never be […]
  • I can do all things…..
    Context is everything. One word taken out of context changes the ENTIRE meaning of something. Just think- when texting back and forth you use a word misplaced and the receiver now has an entirely different understanding of what you meant. This verse in scripture is used only in part and not in context: the partial […]
  • Can you be a “Christian Freemason?”
    In the last year I have come across a growing number of people bearing the name Christian and at the same time accepting active freemasonry within the same breath. My hope with this blog is to provide the reader with intelligent, organized, and biblical information in order to measure the teachings of freemasonry against the […]
  • What Does it Mean To Be Justified by God?
    Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. (Acts 13:38-39) Justification! It is a big word, and very often […]
  • 𝕋𝔸ℝ𝔼𝕊 𝔸𝕄𝕆ℕ𝔾 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝕎ℍ𝔼𝔸𝕋
    Tare also known as darnel grass or bastard wheat, in particular a variety called Lolium temulentum. If the darnel are eaten it can cause convulsions and even death. Distinguishing Tare from Wheat is extremely difficult; so much so that farmers of the time would wait until both the tares and the wheat were mature in […]
  • When what you’re reading in your Bible and what is coming from the pulpits aren’t aligning.
    “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” 2 Corinthians 11:4 As unsettling changes take place in your Christian environment, you might find yourself in […]
  • Waiting for little girl to rise from the dead.
    Ever since Sunday (12/15/19), there’s been this bizarre — no other word for it — story out of Bethel Church in Redding, Calif., about the followers of this immense church trying to raise a 2-year-old from the dead. Bethel has been an anomaly in the charismatic/pentecostal world but at the same time a place I’ve been […]
  • The Meeting Intended to Unify All Religions.
    See Biblical Christianity here. “Pope Francis received the Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb of Al-Azhar of Egypt at the Vatican on Friday (15 November 2019, 17:21). The meeting was intended as the next step in actualizing the Document on the Human Brotherhood for World Peace and Common Living Together, a joint statement signed by the Pope […]
  • Hebrew roots movement…biblical Christianity or modern day Judaizers?
    “The premise of the Hebrew Roots movement is the belief that the Church has veered far from the true teachings and Hebrew concepts of the Bible. The movement maintains that Christianity has been indoctrinated with the culture and beliefs of Greek and Roman philosophy and that ultimately biblical Christianity, taught in churches today, has been […]
  • Saved in a cult and being a spiritual whistle-blower.
    Before I jump into a heavy topic like spiritual abuse I want to be sure to clarify that these blogs are written with the hope that things mentioned (much of which is personal experience not just a random railing against people) would cause people to draw closer to Christ and for people who are not […]
  • Tongues of angels…private prayer language…what!
    Search the scriptures daily to see if what you’ve been told is true. Spiritual Gifts are given by God through the Holy Spirit. A person cannot help another “activate” a gift that is only given by God. If it is a true gift from God that gift (s) will be exercised decently, in order, and […]
  • Hath God said….? Exploring the Word of Faith Movement.
    Things satan has said and continues to say: “Has God indeed said…” Genesis 3:1 “You will be like God…” Genesis 3:5 “I will make myself like the Most High.” Isaiah 14:14 The above are just a few scriptures of what satan has said from the beginning. After all, if you can be a god, and […]
  • I knew I was invoking something else but I was not aware of how dark it actually was.
    Part one of…… We will talk about “heaven and God” but we are reluctant, afraid, or even unaware of the very real spiritual warfare and enemy we have. The very one Jesus Christ defeated.  The very one who is after our souls of every human life. The father of lies who will do anything and […]
  • “But I’m a good person”…are you, am I, according to whom?
    faith alone, grace alone, in Christ alone.
  • How many gods do you actually believe in?
    polytheism is polytheism…..
  • The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a spiritual Ebola virus.
    In Deuteronomy 18:10-11 we read: There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. We can read similar warnings […]
  • Once indoctrinated ….. but now free.
    Religious indoctrination, the original sense of indoctrination, refers to a process of imparting doctrine in an authoritative way, as in catechism.  I am certain my parents were doing what they thought was best, doing what their parents taught them, and what their parents, parents taught them and so on and so on, handing down a set of cultural and […]
  • The Shack is theology wrapped in a story.
    I personally know many ‘pastors’ and ‘leaders’ who have embraced this book (movie) The Shack and actually continue to promote it to their congregations. I hope this authors newer work will open peoples eyes who have been seduced by The Shack and it’s universalist author Paul Young. Especially the leaders who should be protecting the […]
  • The Emerging Church….. and its sympathizers.
    There is an elephant in the room.. it’s called the “Emergent/Emerging Church” (Postmodernism/Emergent-Liberalism)…. what is it? It is deception by reidentification is what it is. “Hath God said” …. Genesis 3:1 How to Know When the Emerging Church Shows Signs of Emerging Into Your Church. The emergent church – we have some ‘leaders’ in that. […]