Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Charles
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A man of God doesn’t
charm and impress people, because he isn’t sent by God to win
friends for himself. He is sent to show men their sins and their
need to be friends with the Lord from Heaven. The ministers of men,
on the other hand, make people comfortable being religious while
remaining part of this world that perishes.
We received this e-mail:
Subject: I was looking for your thoughts about Charles Stanley?
You provide extremely
interesting information and I was wondering if you had any thoughts
about the “In Touch” ministries? Thank
you for all you do.
You’re welcome, Mike, and know this: The only worthy
thanks for us and what we do is when people not only believe, but also
the truth we preach.
After all, being hearers is never enough and being
doers is never too much:
“For it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God,
but the doers of the Law will be justified” (Romans 2:13 MKJV).
(22) But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving
your own selves.
(23) For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he
is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror.
(24) For he studied himself and went his way, and immediately
he forgot what he was like.
(25) But whoever looks into the perfect Law of liberty and continues
in it, he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work.
This one shall be blessed in his doing.
Knowing the Lord is the
only way for you to truly answer your quandary about Charles
Stanley and all others like him. When
you know the
True, the false become manifest. Mr. Stanley is no different
from all the
other ministries in the world. He is no servant of the Lord
Charles Stanley is a friendly, comely, sociable man, but none
of these are qualifying indicators of a man of God. The Pharisees
things, contrary to popular notions.
Allow me to point out
but a scant few indicators of many falsehoods:
No man of God titles
himself “Doctor,” as Stanley
does. To put letters behind, or titles in front of, your
name is to call
on the audience to believe you based on your theological scholastic
abilities and credentials, which any man in the world is able to
obtain with any intelligence, yet without spiritual regeneration
being born again) or the calling of God to ministry. To place faith
in such things and presume that others should as well is purely
and simply anti-Christ.
Jesus and His disciples, apostles, and prophets
had no formal education
to prepare them for ministry.
“The Jews therefore marveled, saying, ‘How is it that this
man has learning, when he has never studied?’” (John 7:15
“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived
that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they
recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13 ESV).
This is also true of Noah, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses,
Joshua, Samuel, any of the judges, David, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah,
John the Immerser… every last one of them. Their qualifications
were a living relationship with God and their calling and anointing of
Him. They, with one voice, would all condemn the things Stanley does
Paul had this to say about such human qualifications:
(2) Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision
(3) For we are the circumcision who worship
God in the spirit and
rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh;
(4) though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other
thinks that he has reason to trust in the flesh, I more.
(5) I was circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of
the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews. As regards the
Law, I was
(6) concerning zeal, persecuting the church; regarding the righteousness
in the Law, blameless.
(7) But whatever things were gain to me, those I counted loss for
(8) But no, rather, I also count all things to be loss
for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose
sake I have suffered
the loss of all things, and count them to be dung, so that I may
(9) and be found in Him; not having my own righteousness, which
is of the Law, but through the faith of Christ, the righteousness
God by faith,
(10) that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and
the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His
(11) if by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the
“Dr.” Stanley poses with a smile, as most such do. If you
knew the Lord Jesus Christ, you would know He doesn’t do that,
as though you should believe Him because He is a great and friendly guy.
It’s true that the evangelical world usually portrays Him
that way, but that’s the evangelical world’s false
perception of Him, which is at enmity with Jesus Christ. It’s
another Jesus being preached, not the One reported and described
Isaiah 53:2-4 MKJV
(2) For He comes up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root
out of a dry ground; He has no form nor majesty that we should
nor an appearance that we should desire Him.
(3) He is despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and
acquainted with grief; and as it were a hiding of faces from
Him, He being
despised, and we esteemed Him not.
(4) Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews
Not that there is anything wrong with poses or smiles,
in and of themselves, but those aren’t the “selling features” of
the true Gospel of God.
site, he sells his Sermon
you imagine Jesus and His disciples selling their sermons?
wouldn’t put His material on sale or give
His ministry a formal name or register it with Caesar, as though
He needed the world’s
permission to save it. Isn’t that ludicrous?
Think about it.
But where do you stand, Mike? That is
now. It isn’t
about Charles Stanley. Are you a part of the religious
systems of men? If in the systems, do you realize the
grave danger you are in? If involved,
do you know how the Lord views your participation?
I was there, too; I even thought it was good, until
He revealed otherwise.
“Concerning the works of men, by the Words of Your lips, I am
kept from the paths of the destroyer” (Psalms 17:4 MKJV).
love Him? Do you want to love Him? Then obey Him. What is God’s
counsel in this matter? Both Paul and John make it
“Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the
Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you and
be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and
daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18 MKJV).
(4) And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, “Come out
of her, My people, that you may not be partakers of her sins, and that
you may not receive of her plagues.
(5) For her sins joined together, even up to Heaven,
and God has remembered her unjust deeds.
(6) Reward her as she has rewarded you, and double
to her double, according to her works. In the cup
which she mixed,
(7) As much as she has glorified herself and has
lived in luxury, so much torment and sorrow give
in her heart, ‘I
sit as a queen, and I am not a widow; and I do not see mourning at
(8) Therefore her plagues will come in one day,
death and mourning and famine. And she will be
for the Lord
God Who judges her is strong.”
preaches many doctrines of devils, which, while
revered and preached by mainstream
Christianity, are not sourced
in the Scriptures
or of God. Read Diabolical
also many proofs of falsehood with “Dr.” Charles
Stanley and In Touch Ministries at The
True Marks of a Cult.
These are no light matters, are they?
We say to you and all, with Isaiah:
“Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has
no money, come, buy and eat. Yea, come, buy wine and milk without money
price. Why do you weigh silver for what is not
bread? And your labor for what never satisfies? Listen carefully to Me,
and eat what is good,
and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Bow down your ear, and come to Me; hear, and your soul shall live; and
I will make an everlasting
covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David” (Isaiah