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Monday, April 8, 2013

Shai Linne Naming False Teachers' Names

When I preached in Kenya and Zimbabwe, I was stunned by the billboards promoting America's false prosperity gospel, which is no gospel at all. I appreciate the reason and way Shai names names in his latest release “Fal$e Teacher$” from his album Lyrical Theology Part 1. Check him out and buy the song.

By the way, the Bible names names: "Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm;  the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorously opposed our  teaching," 2 Tim 4:14-15. Be wise and beware!


David Peterson said...

I'd rather speak about the error of prosperity teaching rather than speaking about individual preachers. Attacking preachers, claiming to know what motivates them, is dangerous. Who of us really knows the heart of another person? Many of these preachers started out poor and found hope in the very message they now preach. Few, if any, have had the benefit of a theological education. The only teaching they've known is the teaching of their prosperity mentors. Christian charity would seem to call for us to assume the best about others until proven otherwise.

Pastor Bobby Scott said...

David, thanks for taking the time to share, but I think we'll just have to disagree. Pastors have to protect their folks from wolves. If we don't point out to our congregations who the false teachers are, then they won't know to run from them.

John said many have appeared (1 John 2:18). Jesus taught us that "you will know them by their fruits," and Paul warned too that there are many of them and that their mouths had to be muzzled (Titus 1:10-11). The only way to silence these numerous false teachers who have crept into the church is to alert everyone to whom they are and then exhort them not to listen.

A couple of years ago, I warned pastor Tony Evans to not invite Eddie Long to his conference. He did anyway and introduced Long to thousands of pastors and let him preach. Who knows how many more Christians were seduced because he didn't listen (2 John 10-11).

Donald Hightower said...

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Matthew 7:18. I think the best thing to do is name names as Paul did.

James 3:1 Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive a stricter judgment.

Has nothing to do with lack of a theological education. The loving thing to do as an christian would be to speak the truth in love. False teachers motives are clear, to deceive. Kudos to the young man for naming names. Kudos to Pastor Bobby Scott for attempting to warn Tony Evans.

Whom I am sure in the quietness of his own heart ponders not heeding that warning. Sometimes arrogance gets in the way. I often wonder about birds of a feather, like following like, and so forth. Even when another christian would try under the guise of love tell others lets assume the best, when every false teacher has shown us the worst. And Eddie Long is an excellent example. I wonder about

Tony Evans' orthodoxy at times. You can't be a close personal friend/ally and not be aware of that person's tendencies

Pastor Bobby Scott said...

Amen Donald, the Word of God warns that false teachers sneak into churches (Jude 4-7). So it describes them so that we can identify them (Jude 8-16). How then can it help the sheep when pastors called to protect the flock (Acts 20:28-30) don't say anything when false teachers affecting our flocks are exposed for who they really are?