Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Warning For Christian Women


Be careful what womens' books you are reading and what womens' ministries you are following. Many of these women are either directly influenced by the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) cult movement or are influenced by women who are directly influenced by the NAR cult movement. If you do not believe me, there is a dear Christian woman named Michelle Lesley who has addressed many of these concerns in a couple of her blog entries: Do You Recommend These Teachers/Authors? Part 1 and Do You Recommend These Teachers/Authors? Part 2. Regarding female authors and Bible teachers, she writes:
Generally speaking, in order for me to recommend a teacher, speaker, or author, she has to meet three criteria:
  1. She cannot currently and unrepentantly preach to or teach men in violation of 1 Timothy 2:12, nor can she currently and unrepentantly be living in any other sin (for example, cohabiting with her boyfriend or living as a homosexual).
  2. She cannot currently and unrepentantly be partnering with or frequently appearing with false teachers in violation of 2 Corinthians 6:14ff.
  3. She cannot currently and unrepentantly be teaching false doctrine.
Avoid associating yourself with the womens' ministry She Reads Truth. Despite the claim on their website, these women all have agendas that have to do with so-called "social injustice." Another dear Christian woman named Elizabeth Prata wrote a couple blog entries on this group of women and the dangers of being associated with them:

Even popular Christian musicians are falling in line with the world and its corruption. Nichole Nordeman, a Christian singer whom I used to enjoy listening to, divorced her husband a couple years ago (though she did not give any details as to why they were divorcing), and has since been very vocal with her support of Jen Hatmaker's embrace of homosexuality in the church. It makes me question whether she is a Christian at all, because she sure does not know the God of the Bible or His Word, because homosexuality is condemned by God in His Word.

Christian women, especially stay-at-home moms, are most susceptible to being influenced by false messages in Christian music because, if they listen to "Christian" radio at home, they are the ones being targeted with particular songs and particular sales. If the radio station plays songs by Bethel Church, Elevation Church, Gateway Church, Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Planetshakers, etc., they are subtly being introduced to false doctrine. Not just women, but men included, need to be careful what books they are reading, what music they are listening to, and what ministries they are following. There are more and more of these being produced in order to seduce God's children away from the truth. We need to be on our guard. We need to be in the Word and we need to know the Word.

Here is just a small list of women to watch out for and avoid:
  • Jennifer Kennedy Dean
  • Lisa Harper
  • Rebekah Lyons
  • Raechel Myers
  • Shauna Niequist
  • Jennifer Rothschild
  • Susie Shellenberger
  • Sheila Walsh
  • Amanda Bible Williams
  • Jennie Allen
  • Lisa Bevere
  • Rachel Held Evans
  • Heather Lindsey
  • Anne Graham Lotz
  • Kelly Minter
  • Jen Hatmaker
  • Lysa TerKeurst
  • Beth Moore
  • Christine Caine
  • Victoria Osteen
  • Joyce Meyer
  • Priscilla Shirer
  • Ann Voskamp
  • Bobbie Houston
  • Margaret Feinberg
  • Bianca Olthoff
  • Sarah Jakes Robers
  • Charlotte Gambil
  • Paula White
  • Sarah Young
  • Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth (Not considered a false teacher, but should approach her stuff with caution.)
  • Kay Arthur  (Not considered a false teacher, but should approach her stuff with caution.)