Perilous in Greek means difficult to bear. This really defines the times in our Church today, doesn't it? It seems that Christians are being bombarded with strange teachings that are not found in the Bible, but come from the latest guru of the month. 2 Timothy 3:2-4 sums up the perilous times our Church is in today. Paul says, "For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such, people turn away."
Do you ascribe to Sola Scriptura? Is your authority Scripture alone? Christians don't think twice about having a book next to their bible as a companion to help them understand Scripture, but how is that any different than what cultists do? Not that books are bad in themselves, but how are we equipping the saints to be discerning believers in the Word when other worldly influences--even Christian influences--are taken with equal authority as the Bible?
Famous apologist Walter Martin once said, "Controversy for its own sake is sin. Controversy for the sake of Truth is a divine mandate." Our special guest in studio is Mary Danielsen, a teacher and writer who has studied prophesy for 3 decades. Check out her site, thethings2com.org, and read her “Contender’s Series.”