Today’s Feast

My cooking is so bad, my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor. Phyllis Diller

Here’s hoping your Thanksgiving feast is filled with the opposite of what Phyllis Diller might prepare. May your day be filled with good food, good drink, and many good things for which you can be thankful.

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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  1. Open says:

    before Paul named Peter publicly. Peter was gutliy of unscriptural practice. But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of the Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? (Gal. 2:11-14). The whole issue revolved around salvation by the law or by grace. When the integrity and purity of the gospel is at stake, then we have no choice when it comes to the matter of exposing error and naming names. Paul named Demas for loving the world. For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world (II Tim. 4:10). Those who forsake the cause of Christ for worldly living and pleasures should be named and exposed. Paul named Hymenaeus and Alexander. Paul told Timothy to war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some have put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme (I Tim. 1: 18-20). God’s true servants should war a good warfare, and name those who have departed from the faith that was once delivered to the saints. Paul is not here discussing the faith of salvation but the faith as a system of doctrine. These men had made shipwreck of it and Paul exposed them and called their names. Paul named Hymenaeus and Philetus. He told Timothy to study that he might be able to rightly divide the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth as canker. of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some (11 Tim. 2:15-18). False doctrine overthrows the faith of some, so those who are proclaiming it must be exposed. All these are examples of exposing error and people publicly for all to see and know. After almost 2000years the names of these people are known by all who have read the Bible. This is not some private cuddling with peopleWhen Jesus said beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly they are ferocious wolves,, He certainly was using metaphoric language. But the very important TRUTH is we are to treat false teachers etc just like a WOLF. We don’t flirt with wolves and we don’t coddle wolves. WE don’t pet wolves and try and befriend them neither. We should WARN the FLOCK of these wolves. That means that if there’s a WOLF you would NOT keep it private but would let everyone know who is a wolf so that they will avoid them and be kept SAFE Please consider the words and warnings about false teachers Jesus uses in Matthew chapter 7 and take them seriously. This woman is a false teacher. It’s not about being kind to her or anyone who is teaching false teachings, it’s about being KIND to lost souls who are on their way to hell. Who really loves these people this woman (false teachers) or Jesus? Christians are always going to be viewed as unkind and hateful But 2 John 9 says we can know that if a person is sharing another doctrine that is not the doctrine of Christ that he or she does not have GOD 2Jo 1:9 “Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. We are not required to coddle people who are obstinate and who continue to be threats to the greater body of people misleading them to an eternity in hell. It’s not about personally liking or disliking someone. It’s about judging their message according to the Scripture-that’s our stand.

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