Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Disclaimer on Earlier Post: False Teachers

Earlier today I posted a blog post which I removed.  I was searching Google for "false teachers" and the words on the page rang true to me so I copied, referenced, and used them in the blog post.   Just a while ago an astute reader alerted me that the person who runs the site is a false teacher.  

Whoa, Nellie!  I wasn't expecting that one.   I do not believe any of the quoted post is false.  The original post was deleted, but the original was copied and posted below.   The irony is interesting - false teachers have no problem talking about other false teachers and miss that they may in fact be one!

A false teacher will mix truth with their own spin to satisfy their own sin nature.  This is what I believe we experienced at BGBC.  There was enough truth which lined up with scripture that kept us there.  We all stayed - some for a couple years, some for more than a decade.  We overlooked some of the trivial matters because there was so much truth.  Just as I believe the quotes below to be truthful, a lot of what Chuck preached was truthful.  Truth is truth, regardless of the source.   That is why I will keep the quotes on my blog (but not endorse the rest of the website).

If you read through the following paragraphs and think they do not line up with scripture, send me a note - either at bgbcsurvivors@gmail.com or leave a comment.  

Here is the original post in it's entirety:

I found a few paragraphs on false teachers which rang true to me and wanted to share here.  They come from http://www.thepathoftruth.com  
False teachers mix the holy things of God with their carnal thoughts, creating a false form of godliness. They can’t do otherwise, because they haven’t taken up the cross and submitted themselves to Christ’s righteousness. They are still in their sin nature, living unto themselves, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.
And because false teachers haven’t submitted themselves to Christ’s righteousness, they can’t lead others there. A false teacher is one who may speak truth, yet points his hearers in another direction.
This is the dangerous part about false teachers.  They can lead others on a destructive spiritual path, but perhaps not all:

Though false teachers lead astray, the Biblical truths they teach can lead to Christ those whom God has called and is choosing. The truth quickens those being given the gift of faith. However, faith manifest in the one who receives the truth does not certify as God’s representative the one who speaks some truth. The child of faith who walks in obedience to Christ will soon enough part ways with those who mix truth with error.

I am thankful that some of you who are reading this blog have heard the truth and have parted ways with one who has mixed the truth with error!

“They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,
“On the day that I make them My jewels.
And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him.”
 Then you shall again discern
Between the righteous and the wicked,
Between one who serves God
And one who does not serve Him.
Malachi 3:17-18


  1. "Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods." Psalm 40:4
    Thanking God for His holy and living Word, I have been so blessed as THE living word delivers and comforts His children~me.
    John MacArthur has a beautiful and very revealing study on wolves, which lead me through to clearer understanding about what I had lived through. One just doesn't expect their pastor to lie and deceive them, but to God be the glory, He leads us to life, and abundantly to Him. Amen

    1. Is the series you are referring to called Sheep Among Wolves? http://www.gty.org/resources/Sermons/2279

    2. Thanks for correcting your blog, Julie Anne. I would agree that what you have copied from the blog is true. Satan comes as an angel of light mixing truth with error.

    3. Anon 10:31 - Yes, so true - that is what makes it so confusing. We are sheep looking for a shepherd wanting to trust godly men. When we hear the truth, we want to believe the best in them and don't want to consider that they may be passing on error and false teaching.

      That is why being able to ask questions is so important. Having our questions squelched and turned around and being told that we are in sin should now raise some big red flags for us from here on out!

      For the record, nothing was "corrected" on the blog - I just added a disclaimer because I certainly don't want to endorse that kind of website. This was a great example of what we will always have to deal with: wolves in sheep's clothing. It actually made me laugh at the irony when I thought about it - the timing was incredible.

      I'm very thankful that someone alerted me, though, because I don't want to be confusing matters!

  2. Julie Anne Darling! (will you turn your head to that name?) hahaha...Hey, Girl! You know how much we have in common. Our first born's harmed by false teachers. The group my girl is still with talks about false teachers and cults all the time...all the while he is one...if it wasn't so depressing...it would be hilarious! I've spent part of the day reading your blog from the beginning and could have commented on many. This one gets me deep. How this group masks their lies with misdirected truth. May God's will be done and His own delivered from blindness.


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