"Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds," 2John 9-11.
Jesus taught us that a little leaven works through the whole loaf. By a little, He meant an amount that is barely visible, yet, left unchecked, would work its way quickly through all the dough and expand it out to an unrecognizable shape if left to its own and with proper conditions. The modern American evangelical church is a giant loaf of bread and it has expanded beyond recognition.
This needs to be said in light of the debacle involving many pachyderms at a conference this week. These over sized mammals invited a particularly obese elephant into their midst. This fatyderm, a purveyor of all sorts of unbelievable lies, was proclaimed a truth sayer by all the other elephants in the room. This was proclaimed after the fattest elephant made several blurry comments concerning truths which he had obfuscated before. His current obfuscation was considered clear enough to anoint him as an obscurer no more and he was roundly applauded by all the elephants and their trumpet blasts could be heard all around.
Now, all the elephants will go to their own preserves and the little elephants they teach will be introduced to the evil elephant, and they will believe his lies. Those who do not know King Jesus, will be drawn into Hell and eternal torment. Their sons and daughters will, more than likely, suffer the same fate. Evil triumphs when good men do nothing. Evil triumphs even more when self seeking elephants proclaim that it is good.
Brothers and sisters, nothing good can be gained when we openly cavort with false teachers and call them good. Living in the world means we must fraternize with them but it must never be intimated that their evil doctrine is true. When we glad hand a false teacher, we are sharing in his evil. We must not allow this to happen. False teachers are to be harshly rebuked and called to repentance for their evil words. It will not take long for the false doctrine of TD Jakes and his friends at the Elephant Room to work its way through the already emaciated American Evangelical church. We must call them out for their evil doctrine and not be seen among and with them.
We must, brothers and sisters, more now than ever, proclaim, live, love and learn the glorious gospel of our triune God!