Apostasy in the Christian Church


Apostasy in the Christian Church

Well thought out article. I skimmed it because I’m ridiculously busy this week.

i’ll try to comment on this next week if I can find time.

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Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???

5 thoughts on “Apostasy in the Christian Church”

  1. The fact that he quotes from the NASB at the very beginning of the article should be a red flag; I tend to stay away from authors who don’t believe in the authority of the KJV only. Mr. Slick is accepting of whichever translations happen to tickle your fancy at the moment.
    https://carm.org/which-bible-version-is-best

    He also seems to be a strong proponent of Christian rap and heavy metal. His defense of such music alone should be enough reason to avoid him. I believe that our mutual mentor-from-afar, David Cloud, would agree.

    The following recording of Mr. Slick seems to show his inability to interpret scripture and to reason logically.

    I believe that Matt Slick is an heretic and is an extreme danger to those who may still be developing discernment. I do not trust the judgement of such people and choose not to read their teachings, as a rule. There are enough edifying writings by authors who use the KJV that I do not believe that we need to read the works of heretics.

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    1. Well said. My initial comment was going to be about his using the NASB, and the fact that he determines the belief in Edlership as a “you are’nt saved if you don’t believe this” was eye opening at the least. Good to see that someone spotted where I was going at, before I had time to read it!

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  2. Most importantly he put the inerrancy of Scripture as a primary nonessential that suggests apostasy if one doesn’t hold to that biblical doctrine. Right there he stepped off of the salvation bus into oncoming traffic. How does he think the apostasy that plagues the church is going to be recognized as such if one doesn’t hold to the inerrancy, infallibility, inspiration, and preservation of the Scriptures? It is this subtle and not so subtle attack on the truth of the Scriptures that has been the flood gate through which apostasy has inundated the visible church.
    Secondly, who is he to recruit false teaching and call it a secondary non-essential matter? Amillennialism and infant baptism are both heresies that we are warned against in the Scriptures. The first very specifically right before the passage that he is referring to in his article, the second throughout the NT because those who practice infant baptism believe that act performed upon the infant confers some sort of favor from God upon that baby. How many churches have rosters full of people baptized in their church who never attend, and yet those individuals will point to their baptism as proof they are going to heaven. This isn’t just a phenomenon with in the Catholic church, it also resides in Protestant and Reformed churches because of the false teaching of Calvin who based his false teaching on Augustine.
    I too watch for the version of the Bible used and then compare what the individual is saying to God’s inerrant, infallible, inspired, preserved Word, the Bible from the Received Text.

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    1. This was a busy week, and I didn’t have time to address this. I wanted to “place holder” it, so I could address it later.
      My feelings were, even the apostates are recognizing we’re in the middle of the great apostasy.
      And certainly, to start off an article about apostasy with a quote from the NASB showed he was de-railing right out of the station, without being aware of it.
      He placed his Calvinistic views in the “you can be saved and disagree with me” category – yet listed the “you must accept male elders” in the “you cannot disagree and be saved” category.
      So, he in effect is claiming you don’t have to be Calvinist, but you have to be calvinist.
      Matt Slick is a good apologist, but once you color your eyesight by looking through Calvinist glasses, everything slides downhill from there.
      So in effect, he writes a long, rambling article about apostasy (with some good points)… but in the end shows he’s just as much a part of it!

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