Let me be clear right from the get-go. If you discover anyone telling you to “unhitch” yourself from any part of the bible, please stop where you are, turn around and run; run quickly in the opposite direction. I am not a famous pastor. I am not the leader of a mega-church. In fact, I don’t pastor a church at all and never have; Nor do I want to.
I just recently read in the news about a pastor in California that was thrown under the bus by his congregation for preaching the bible, on a church sign. I would not pastor any church that is afraid to hear the truth or proclaim it in public.
This, however, will not stop me from voicing my opinion of those who are trying to deceive you. I often think that these pastors that spend a good portion of their time writing books and articles, instead of reading their bibles, really are just writing for the publicity; good or bad.
It’s amazing to me the size of the “false-teacher” circle in our current age. More amazing, is the amount of people who follow them and put them on pedestals. I am not here to make a name for myself. You will not read about me in papers or see me on television. I am here to build up the name of Christ Jesus.
It boggles my mind where these seasoned ministers get their theology from. Anyone who tells you to “unhitch” the New Testament from the Old, needs to be taken, I would think, to the proverbial woodshed.
Paul wrote, “Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them, (Rom. 16:17).
Those that say this sort of stuff are right on par with those who refuse to teach the gospel, unless it makes them all warm and fuzzy inside. I will not be as polite as Dr. M. Brown was in his response to pastor Stanley’s comments. I am not going to write about how I might agree with him on some issue or another.
I don’t care how famous one is. I don’t care how money articles or books one writes. I don’t care how many megachurches you lead. I care that people hear the truth. I care that people will stop blindly following these poor excuses for leaders and open their bible and read what it says.
The gospel is Christ. The gospel is the very word of God. But hey, let’s toss it under a bus to be runover here and there so we can listen to big-time megachurch leaders tell us we don’t need the bible. Next, they’ll be telling us we don’t need Christ.
These pastors and leaders need to be called out for what they really are, false teachers! I will be a bit kind here as well. If they are not intending to be false teachers, they certainly need to be re-taught the gospel.
The apostle Paul said, “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope,” (Rom. 15:4).