Truth relativism is so pervasive in our culture that it’s even crept into the one time bastion of absolute truth, the church. Now days it has become next to impossible to address bad doctrine and false teachers head on. I’m getting used to hearing rebuttals such as, “Whoa, you can’t say that about Joel Osteen. Scripture says, ‘Do not judge.'” or “Hang on, watch what you say about Benny Hinn. Scripture says, ‘Touch not the Lord’s anointed.'”
The dangers however of not confronting false teaching and false teachers can be dire. Alfred Gibbs illustrated it like this, “A pocket watch and a public clock both serve the same purpose. To tell time. If the watch is out of order only the owner is out of order, but if the public clock goes wrong many are misled.” *
What then does one say to the “Do not judge’rs” and the “Touch not the Lord’s anointed’rs”? Well, perhaps some Scripture will sway?
When Peter was out of whack theologically Paul was quick enough to point it out and rather blunt in the task. Galatians 2:11 – 14 reads:
Did you see that? Straight for the jugular.
How about the apostle John? In 3 John 9 – 11 he writes:
I came across the video at the top of the post last night while checking out The Lighthearted Calvinist. I don’t know everything that Paul Washer holds to but on this point we’re in agreement, he just says it with more passion than I do.
How sound are you? How sound are the people that you’re listening to? Did Paul take it too far (either the Apostle or Mr Washer)?