The following statements and article links are recommended reading indeed!
- Chris Lawson
Sandy Simpson from Apologetics Coordination Team:
"Does having eternity in your heart mean that you know God and are His child? Could Gentile cultures understand the Gospel from the stars? Did God create man’s cultures? Has God always been in the process of redeeming cultures from the time of Babel by placing in them a true revelation of Himself? Is there the worship of YHWH in all cultures and religions through the names of “supreme beings”? Have all cultures always had a way to make things right between them and God? "
- SOURCE: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/idolatrybook.html
Dave Hunt from The Berean Call:
"Correction is one of the most conspicuously absent yet essential ministries in the church today. There are those who seek to avoid cor-rection by hiding behind a misapplication of Christ's words, "Judge not, that ye be not judged" (Mt 7:1). It is conveniently forgotten that these words were spoken by the same One who warned the Jews to "judge righteous judg-ment' (Jn 7:24), told us to judge the fruit of prophets (Mt 7:16) and promised His disciples that they would sit on thrones judging Israel (Mt 19:28).
From the context and the remainder of Scripture, it seems clear that Christ was warning us not to judge motives, because these are hidden from us. We must put the best reasonable interpretation upon what others say and do, not judging their hearts, which only God knows. However, we must judge doctrines and deeds..."
- SOURCE: A Desperate Need For Correction by Dave Hunt
- LINK: http://www.thebereancall.org/files/ADesperateNeedForCorrection.pdf