The Whole Counsel of God
The bible clearly warns about false teachers, and false prophets. When was the last time you heard a preacher teaching about repentance, and warning the people to cease from continuing to live in sin. Why is it there are so few today with an urgency to warn about deception and false teachers?
There is so much being taught in the organized church system today that is a system of error, even to the preaching of a false salvation message. So many are preaching a “receiving of grace and redemption”, but without repentance, turning the grace of God into a license for sin.
In this video, Mike Desario teaches about many of warnings in scripture and how false teachers have infiltrated the church system.
Are you and I accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ to warn people to repent and that they are not “saved in their sins”, by continuing to live in their sins after they have said that salvation prayer and asked Jesus to come into their lives? I believe we are. It is true that Jesus did die for all our sins, and he will come into our lives, but He wants us to repent of those sins and stop sinning!
Matthew 24:24, “For there shall arise false teachers and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch that if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect”.
“Sometimes we really do have to understand that although one aspect of a persons (sic.) teaching may be perfectly scriptural, another part may be “off”.” I am so glad you said this, Scarlett. This matter is KEY!
See, so many Christian bloggers are going hog-wild exposing “false teachers” and “false prophets” these past few months, and my heart is QUITE heavy about it! In many cases (NOT all) it is actually a false teaching by one who mostly teaches in alignment with Scripture…
Who among us teaches without ANY error 100% of the time? I am truly grieved by the hypocrisy on this matter.
The Lord is calling His people to first take the plank out of our eyes – THEN we WILL see clearly to remove the speck from our brother’s eye…
Sister deanna, we could go miles deep just on this one point, but let me say just this….
This is where discernment is crucial, and Christians need to be very led, and selective in what blog posts they follow and give heed to.
However, the Internet Blogosphere being what it is, “the wild wild west”, becomes like a literal spiritual mine field, and there’s nothing you or I can do about it but pray.
Finally, I believe removing planks are very important, but in many cases, at least where certain points are being made, as in the video I posted, I believe the planks have been removed from Mike Desario’s eyes. I would hesitate to suggest he sit down and shut up because he perhaps doesn’t have all his theological ducks in a row on other issues. He brought up some of the most crucial issues troubling the Body of Christ that need to be countered and warned about. To side track that even a little bit would be to divert attention from the issue and toss out a smoke screen which is far worse than a mere speck in my opinion.
We need to be more concerned with exposing outright heretics which do need to be warned about, than those that need specks removed.
Thanks for your comment,
Grace and Peace be Multiplied to you,
Sister, this was your quote, ” He has me ministering to His true leaders”. You didn’t identify them, you just said “true leaders”. I know the definition of a real leader, but was left to speculate who these true leaders may be….that’s why I put the quotation marks around that portion.
As it is, may I say this comment thread is getting out of sync and off topic, and I will soon delete some of these comments that are being entered in at the head. I hope you understand….
The post is not about me or you It was centered around the subject matter on the video of Mike Desarios.
Lord Jesus bless you,
So perilous are the times in which we live. Thanks for sharing this. I’ve made links to it on other venues. Blessings always in Jesus name.
Mike Desario hits the nail on the head about repentance and needing to produce fruits worthy of repentance, instead of “being saved in sin”, and continuing to live in sin.
However, I won’t touch his teaching about “original sin” debate. Sometimes we really do have to understand that although one aspect of a persons teaching may be perfectly scriptural, another part may be “off”. He does teach that sin is a choice, and I believe the bible confirms that.
In any case, we really have to be very careful to study the word for ourselves. Amen~
All that said, I certainly wouldn’t throw his videos out with the bathwater, because there is scarcely a more prevalent leaven being taught in the churches today than the heresy that being saved in sin is OK with God, which is what Desario warns about.
John the Baptist preached repentance and to produce fruits worthy of repentance. And Jesus did as well, and so that’s what I’m going to stick with.
Jesus bless you and those you love~