Monday, April 28, 2008

Adulterating the Word of God

  •  “We have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 4:2 NASB). There are several movements among evangelicals today that have the “hidden agenda” (secretly introduced destructive heresy) to depart from the Word of God by adulterating (watering down) the Word. The word “adulterating” is the Greek verb doloo, from dolos, which means deceit (to catch with bait), to ensnare, to corrupt with error. Used of adulterating gold or wine (A. T. Robertson, Word Pictures in the New Testament, pg. 436). Wine would be adulterated, corrupted with error, by “cutting” it with water. It was the “crafty” businessman who “deceitfully handled” his clients by “watering down” the wine that he sold them. O the shame of evangelicals who think that they must dilute, water down, and adulterate God’s Word in order to make it acceptable. The so-called logic behind this lunacy is “cultural relevance.” This is the false idea that the Word of God is “irrelevant” to today’s culture and that the “minister” has the responsibility to “understand the times” and make God’s Word relevant, as though God is incapable of communicating in this present cultural context. According to this philosophy (doctrine of demons) our culture no longer accepts truth as absolute so God’s Word has to become ambiguous without a clear “Thus says the Lord.”

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