Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Greg
Recycling the Same Old
The wisdom of this world
is naturally attractive to man, but it’s most deceitful when presented
as from God. The serpent did this in the beginning in the Garden
and his approach still works today, presenting
tempting morsels as revelations of God. Thank God for Jesus Christ
and the access He’s given us to the Tree of Life! “O
Timothy! Guard that which was committed to your trust, turning away
from the profane and empty babblings and opposing views of what is
falsely called ‘knowledge’” (1 Timothy 6:20 EMTV).
Brad asks us about Greg Boyd:
Also have been been told of Greg Boyd this week. I was told he talks
of God as I do, what I have learned from you. Have not seen anything
from him yet, as I only heard of him this week. www.reknew.org
Not able to analyze this video. :
Greg boyd-women in leadership/ministry utube.
Would like to hear what God has to say of this.
I checked out Greg Boyd’s site, and the shorter
of his two videos on YouTube about women in leadership: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57GMoet8DhQ
Greg Boyd isn’t a Christian - not according to the definition
demonstrated in the Bible and in our lives, that of a born-again believer
in the Lord Jesus Christ. Greg is an intellectual “believer” – by
worldly measures, an intelligent, capable, zealous, passionate, articulate,
humorous, charismatic, and accomplished man. None of that means anything
with God, however, because there is no faith or the
cross that ministers
life from above.
In the welcoming video on his site, “Viva La Revolution,” Greg
speaks of the Catholic Church and its offspring as if they’re legitimate.
He could only do this as part of the same religious system, a child of
Babylon who hasn’t been born of the Jerusalem from above. He says:
“We are on the verge of a new reformation… more revolutionary
than the Protestant reformation of the 16th century.”
The Protestant Reformation tried merely to “reform” the
Catholic Church, an institution utterly corrupt in God’s sight.
Working from this faulty foundation, the Reformation only produced new
and altered copies of a counterfeit. That’s why it’s said
Babylon is filled with names of blasphemy (Revelation 17:3).
Greg goes on:
“People are rethinking fundamental aspects
of the faith….
That’s why we named this ministry ‘Reknew’….
Without in any way dissing the church tradition, we’re challenging
people to take a fresh look at old beliefs…. New wine is being
poured in old wineskins causing old wineskins to burst apart – it’s
causing people to ask a whole lot of good questions….”
Does God pour new wine in old wineskins? Didn’t the Lord say this
was unwise and unprofitable? “No one puts new wine into old wineskins,
else the new wine bursts the wineskins, and the wine spills, and the
wineskins will be ruined. The new wine must be put into new wineskins” (Mark
Greg is admitting there are no new wineskins in his revolution, yet
doesn’t perceive the meaning of his admission. How can he? He’s
under strong delusion. And he doesn’t have new wine, as he presumes,
just more of the same old questions without understanding or godly answers.
Greg’s ways are opposed to the Lord’s ways, Who positively
and emphatically “dissed” the traditions of the religious
of His day:
“But He answered and said to them, ‘Well has Isaiah prophesied
of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors Me with their
lips, but their heart is far from Me. However, they worship Me in vain,
teaching for doctrines the commandments of men… making the Word
of God of no effect through your tradition which you have delivered’” (Mark
7:6-7, 13 MKJV).
And while Greg isn’t dissing church traditions, one of the “good
questions” he refers to disses God’s sovereignty:
“Is there any truth to these clichés that are perpetually
repeated in the face of suffering, when tragedy happens folks say, ‘Oh,
well, you know God is still on His throne… it’s all for the
better, God knows what He’s doing, there’s no chance, nothing
happens by chance, God’s timing is the right timing, His ways are
not our ways,’ and on and on and on and on. Does believing in God
mean you have to believe in that kind of stuff?”
By cavalierly dismissing God’s sovereignty over everything, Greg
denies Him as LORD and calls Him a liar.
Isaiah 45:5-7 ESV
(5) I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God;
I equip you, though you do not know me,
(6) that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west,
that there is none besides Me; I am the LORD, and there is no other.
(7) I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity,
I am the LORD, Who does all these things.
Greg mocks the notion of “a macho God controlling everything.” Who
says God is “macho” because He’s in complete control?
This is a characterization of Greg’s carnal mind, vainly trying
to comprehend or describe God. Without the mind of the Last Adam, Jesus
Christ our Savior, and understanding of His Spirit, how can he know God?
The truth is foolishness to the wise of this world, namely, Greg Boyd.
1 Corinthians 2:11-16 MKJV
(11) For who among men knows the things of a man except the spirit of
man within him? So also no one knows the things of God except the Spirit
(12) But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit
from God, so that we might know the things that are freely given to us
(13) These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom
teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things
(14) But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of
God, for they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them, because
they are spiritually discerned.
(15) But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged
by no one.
(16) For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him?
But we have the mind of Christ.
How presumptuous of Greg to speak as if he knows God contrary to His
Word! This is the man of sin coming as an angel of light. In Greg’s
form of intellectual and carnal Christianity, there’s no place
for the personal application of the
cross that does away with the man
of sin. It’s through the cross that we personally learn of God’s
sovereignty, being dethroned as our own sovereigns, “every man
doing what is right in his own eyes.”
1 Corinthians 1:18-25 MKJV
(18) For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those being lost,
but to us being saved, it is the power of God.
(19) For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and I will set aside the understanding of the perceiving ones.”
(20) Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this
world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
(21) For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom did not know
God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who
(22) For the Jews ask for a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom;
(23) but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and
to the Greeks foolishness.
(24) But to them, the called-out ones, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is
the power of God and the wisdom of God.
(25) Because the foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and the weak
thing of God is stronger than men.
In line with Greg’s dismissal of God and His oversight of His
creation, Greg also promotes evolutionary theory - the epitome of God-denial
and arrogant insanity. Greg warns others not to come against this sacred
science, which is truly the most pompous and outrageous of lies defying
both science and common sense.
So it’s no surprise that Greg also trashes the commandment of
the Lord against women teaching or usurping authority over men:
“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I do
not allow a woman to teach, or to exercise authority over a man, but
to be in silence” (1 Timothy 2:11-12 MKJV).
1 Corinthians 14:34-37 MKJV
(34) Let your women be silent in the churches; for it is not permitted
to them to speak, but to be in subjection, as the Law also says.
(35) And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their husbands
at home; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in a church.
(36) Or did the Word of God go out from you? Or did it reach only to
(37) If anyone thinks to be a prophet, or a spiritual one, let him recognize
the things I write to you, that they are a commandment of the Lord.
Greg’s argument for women in authority over men isn’t original,
though he brings his own flavor and twist to it. He states that the “Old
Testament culture” was “extremely patriarchal,” but “when
the New Testament is being written, we find the gates are opened up for
men and women equally.”
That’s all lies. With regards to the sexes, nothing at all changed
affecting how God made them with different positions in our lives on
earth. Men were given to be the head since Adam was created first, though
women chosen of God also had faith from the beginning. Eve, Sarah, Rebecca,
Deborah, Miriam, Abigail, Esther, Hannah, Huldah, Samson’s mother
- the list goes on - all spoke and took initiative in the faith given
to them of God. That’s why the apostle Peter uses the godly men
and women of old as examples for the believers of the “New Testament
era” to follow:
1 Peter 3:1-6 HNV
(1) In like manner, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; so
that, even if any don't obey the Word, they may be won by the behavior
of their wives without a word;
(2) seeing your pure behavior in fear.
(3) Let your beauty be not the outward adorning of braiding the hair,
and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing;
(4) but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment
of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.
(5) For this is how the holy women before, who hoped in God also adorned
themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:
(6) as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose children you now
are, if you do well, and are not put in fear by any terror.
Greg doesn’t distinguish between gifts of the Spirit and the offices
of ministry. He quotes Peter’s words in Acts, which refer to Joel’s
Acts 2:17-18 MKJV
(17) And it shall be in the last days, says God, I will pour out My Spirit
upon all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and
your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
(18) And in those days I will pour out My Spirit upon My slaves and My
slave women, and they shall prophesy.
Greg proposes this means that women now serve as prophets and evangelists
in God’s assembly. He’s wrong; that’s not what the
Scripture is saying. The Lord is talking about spiritual gifts such as
prophesying, which He gives to both men and women for the edification
of His Body. His appointed shepherds that oversee His flock are always
men, however, and not even all men are elders or leaders under God, though
they may prophesy and exercise other gifts, as did Stephen and Philip,
for examples (Acts 7 and 8). (For more on this subject, see Diabolical
Doctrine: Women Are Ministers of God in Spiritual Authority over Men.)
Because women were sent to announce the Lord’s resurrection to
the apostles, Greg makes the following spurious claim: “The
first Christian evangelists were women – to men!”
As wonderful as it was to bear this good news to the apostles, that
didn’t make the women evangelists. Shouldn’t Greg, a presumed
minister of Christ, know the difference between one who delivers a message
and one who does the work of an evangelist?
2 Timothy 4:1-5 MKJV
(1) Therefore I solemnly witness before God and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Who is going to judge the living and the dead according to His appearance
and His kingdom,
(2) preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
(3) For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but
they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts,
tickling the ear.
(4) And they will turn away their ears from the truth and will be turned
(5) But you watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an
evangelist, fully carry out your ministry.
Greg also mocks the apostles using an Elmer Fudd voice for “hiding” because “scared
and afraid,” contrasting them to the women who went to the sepulcher.
Yet we don’t find any such testimony in the Scriptures. Where does
Greg get off making things up as if they’re in the Bible and using
them to pit women against men with his sexist remarks?
This man is a divider and destroyer while deceitfully posing as a unifier
and builder of the Church; he even claims to take a major role in what
he defines as the greatest move of God in history. How strong the delusion
God gives men over to, those who don’t have a love of the truth!
“He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather
with Me scatters” (Matthew 12:30 EMTV).