Feb 3, 2015
Hindrances to Counter-Cult Evangelism
The introductory section of this message defines what “truth” is according to the Bible, versus concepts such as error, deception, deceit, guile, duplicity, fraud, and the “making merchandise” of Christians. Modern church failures and struggles are mentioned along with exhortations to remain faithful to Christ, to speak the truth in love, and to evangelize the lost.
With no intention of sounding condescending, the middle portion of this audio mentions modern Christianity’s struggle to accurately preach the gospel, evangelize in a biblical manner, and warn the church of false teachers. Also mentioned is the importance of guarding one’s heart and mind against the fear of man and spiritual apathy. In contradistinction to these things, the biblical mandate to obey Christ, speak the truth in love, hate evil, study the Word of God, and give people biblical reasons for the hope that we have in Christ are encouraged.
The last portion of this message explains several reasons why cults flourish in our community and numerous anti-Judeo/Christian worldviews that produce confusion in society and the church.
covered or mentioned include monism (All-is-One), pantheism (All-is-God),
(All-is-One, One-is-All, All-is-God), Gnosticism, polytheism, animism, karma and
reincarnation, the Star Wars “force”, holy laughter counterfeit
revivals/movements, chakras and occult energy, kundalini
(shaktipat), moral decay and relativism, false prophets in
the world and the church, and more.
Scriptures: John 14:6; 17:14-17; Prov. 30:15; 2 Cor. 11:12 -15; 2 Pet. 2:1-3; Acts 20:28-31; John 8:22-25; Matt. 23:27-33; 2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Pet. 3:15; 1 John 4:1; 2 Cor. 4:3-4; 2 Pet. 2:19; Hosea 4:6; Jer. 29: 8-9; Matt. 7:15-23; Matt. 25:41; Jer. 5:31.
See also, Understanding The
Cults (Pt.2) - Evangelizing “False Christ” Belief
(Recorded: Oct 1997 / Posted: Feb 3, 2015)
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