Tuesday, November 30, 2004

What Is Heresy and What Is a Heretic Hunter?

Excellent article from "Let Us Reason" ministries: http://www.letusreason.org/Pent38.htm

The Elijah List

The Elijah List (http://www.elijahlist.com/) just keeps getting wackier and wackier! For those not familiar with it, they have the backing of all the big-name false prophets like Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, Kim Clement, etc., and the list reports all of their prophecies. The latest proclamation for November 29th? Bill Yount proclaiming that God is going to be prophesying through commercials, candy bars and clothing! Witness the following excerpts:
"For those who think this word may be 'way out there'...remember God is way out there! ....I sense the Lord is not only beginning to clean up the media and secular businesses, but He will actually begin to prophesy through them.....Have you seen the commercial on television that has the cargo plane passing over and dumping money on the city, a little girl's birthday party, etc? I sense the Lord saying, 'It is time to dispatch those who work in my cargo section to fill the plane to full capacity to begin dumping my blessings upon the earth, cities, and even little children's birthday parties!' ...Another commercial that has been popular for some time is the one about the cell phone...'Can you hear me now?' (God) ....I sense the Father saying, 'I will begin to meddle in the candy industry.' I sense the Lord is going to begin to name some new candy bars. When these are named they will release a prophetic anointing every time the name of the candy is mentioned. These names will have power to call forth life and salvation. I am sure this prophetic candy is bound to have a heavenly taste to it that will be out of this world! People will end up tasting and seeing that the Lord is good! I saw angels anointing candy bar wrappers like God anointing prayer cloths of Apostle Paul. Names on popular candy wrappers will speak prophetically to whomever reads or speaks their names. Candy wrappers will become like anointed prayer cloths throughout the land. Already, God has named a few candy bars in the past, speaking -- unknown -- to the world. One, I sense, is called the 'Milky Way' candy bar...'The heavens declare the Glory of God!' Another is 'Symphony' by Hershey...'Calling forth harmony and unity into the Body of Christ through God's divine order.' ....Concerning clothing, I sense the Lord is redeeming now the name of 'Levi's'...a trademark name for denim jeans and trousers. I sense a prophetic anointing is being imparted to this clothing line. The name of these jeans will begin to call forth the 'spiritual' Levites this hour who are chosen to assist the Temple priests...the building of God's House. This line of clothing will be tailor made to fit these ones God will call into His Kingdom! Another popular name I sense being anointed prophetically in the clothing line of jeans is 'Wrangler.' A wrangler is one who wrangles. 'Wrangle' means to 'dispute noisily or angrily; to quarrel.' I sense the Lord anointing 'wrangler' clothing to tame the tongues and lasso a new breed of young men and women who will have the 'tongue of the learned to know how to speak a word to those who are weary.'

This is what happens when one abandons the Word of God to follow subjective experiences.

Why The Heresy Hunter?

Some may be wondering why I would name this blog "The Heresy Hunter." This is the favorite name that teachers like Paul Crouch (of the Trinity Broadcasting Network) use to describe those who, like the Bereans in the book of Acts, examine the teachings of others in light of the Scriptures. This is something we, as Christians, are commanded to do, and so the title "Heresy Hunter" is nothing to be ashamed of. In the blogs to come we will examine the teachings of many of these teachers who are so prevalent on Christian TV these days. We will also discuss many of the other issues hotly debated these days like abortion, embryonic stem cell research, same-sex marriage, etc.

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