Embracing Darkness For Unity’s Sake

24 Mar
I sent a TV preacher an email yesterday. He’s heads a Baptist church in Tennessee. When I heard him for the first time talking about spiritual gifts, I thought he sounded real good. That is until near the end of the sermon. This is often when a man’s true colors rears its ugly head. During the last few minutes of his TV sermon, he was praising false teachers such as Kenneth Copeland, T.D. Jakes and Benny Hinn. Jakes is a Oneness Pentecostal who denies the Trinity, Hinn has been exposed many times as being a fake faith healer and Copeland adheres to many unsound doctrines such as the we are “little gods” teaching.
The Bible tells us not to be unequally yoked with teachers of heresies. They are not God’s mouthpiece on earth. We are to have nothing whatsoever to do with them. Instead we need to publicly expose them,  weed them out and stamp out these heresies. The Bible also says that the light has nothing to do with the darkness. Christians are supposed to be shiny beacons in this world. If we say nothing against teachers of darkness then what we are doing is condoning their evil work. I felt very strongly that I needed to email this preacher, although I am fully aware that the chances of him actually reading the email would be slim. They hire a staff to do this. But I wrote the email anyway and got a response within an hour. It was a pat answer. One of those form emails that they send everybody, except that they give certain bible verses dealing with the comments or questions in your email. I was told that I had a difference in opinion and that unity among Christians is of vital importance. I was given 3 verses to look up that talk about unity. That was pretty much it. So I sent a second email requesting that it be forwarded to the preacher and that I did not want someone else speaking for him. As expected I never got a response. Below is what I had written in my last email.

I would really appreciate it if this email would be sent to whom it is addressed. I wasn’t  talking about differences of opinions or bible interpretations. I was referring to the fact that you are outside of God if you’re aligning yourself with false teachers. If you believe in unity among all “christians” regardless of their beliefs and stand on the Holy Bible, then what you are actually saying is that it’s OK to join hands with Roman Catholics and Mormons, both of whom claim to be a Christian faith, yet you know as well as I do, they have some very unscriptual teachings and more than a few are even blasphemous.. You seem to want unity more than you want to be equally yoked with fellow believers in Christ. Ecumenism  is a dangerous thing because you are condoning the heresies of false teachers and joining hands with them.  Ecumenism attempts to join everyone together into one body, while their minds, their beliefs, and their practices remain dissimilar and contradictory. The apostle Paul was not afraid to expose these teachers of lies. He didn’t confront them quietly, but with boldness. He made noises. He even rebuked Peter in public for teaching something that wasn’t the truth. What are you doing being in communion with darkness? Christians are to be a shiny beacon in a dark world. Why are you partaking in the activities of false teachers? Not only that, but you praise and applaud them before men!

I am very disappointed, especially since you claim to be Baptist and believe in the Holy Scriptures. My prayer is that your heart will be open and receptive to receive the truth.



4 Responses to “Embracing Darkness For Unity’s Sake”

  1. T Scott March 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more. But it’s actually time to start seeing false teachers and prophets emerge. It’s up to the faithful such as yourself to draw attention to them. Great post!

    • justoneblogger March 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

      Thanks for your comment. You are absolutely correct in that we are seeing a rise in false prophets and teachers in these last days. Some are even claiming to be Christ himself. Matt 22:22 says: ‘For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect – if that were possible.’ Remember David Koresh? He believed he was a Messiah type figure who had opened the 7 seals which the bible says only the lamb of God can do.

      Let’s hope more Christians will stand united against those who preach the doctrines of demons.

  2. schildan10 March 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Great post. Peter warned that false teachers would come that would “feast with us” (i.e. take communion) (I Peter 2:12). Anyone who thinks we should be united with this guys needs to read I Peter 2:12-17:

    “These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.”

    • justoneblogger March 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

      Thanks for your comment. One of the reasons why I felt compelled in my spirit to send an email to this preacher was because he said he has the gift of discernment. Yet he has failed to discern that these false teachers he aligns himself with are actually wolves in sheep clothing.

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