To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2016 5:56 PM
Subject: Seeking Answers
Gentlemen and Brothers in Christ:
I am confused about some teachings at Church. We are beginning a new Bible Study this Fall…except it isn’t from the Bible. It is based on a book by Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind. My concern is: 1) Even though a man is teaching the class, he is using a book written by a woman (whom I believe to be not walking as she should). Doesn’t that fall under a woman usurping a man’s authority? And 2) Why would a Bible Study not be from the Word of God? Why do people feel like they need something other than the Word? I really don’t want to “start” something and I don’t know who to ask. I have questions about our Elders being qualified to serve so I’m at a loss.
I look forward to your advice.
In Christian Love,
From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2016 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: Seeking Answers
These postings on our site will answer your question about Joyce Meyer and women teaching in the Body of Christ:
Meyer, Joyce: Segment in “What Kind of Faith Do You Have?”
Diabolical Doctrines: Women Are Ministers of God in Spiritual Authority over Men
As for the technicality of discussing a book on spiritual matters found in the Scriptures as a “Bible study,” that’s not really an issue. The issue is whether the book is in harmony with the Bible, coming from the same Spirit of Truth Who inspired its writing, testifying of Jesus Christ. We know that’s the case with our website, for example, but not with Joyce Meyer’s book.
Now you need to consider why your elders are blind to these things, Coral, and what you need to do about it.
“But He answered and said, Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:13-14 MKJV).
Paul and Victor
From: Heinz To: The Path of Truth Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 2:47 AM Subject: False Teacher - John Torell Victor if you condemn a pastor as False Teacher - shouldn't you check the Facts? Facts means Facts, not a litany of accusations by one single party. Did you check whether or not this woman may be mentally disturbed and whether or not her account is true without omitting material Facts? Did you give pastor Torrel a chance to respond prior to publication? If not, than this posting amounts to slander ipso facto and you become a False Teacher yourself, publishing half truths as truths, backstabbing a fellow pastor! What you didn't do, I did: I checked both sides of the events and it is clear that you were taken in by this woman and her agenda obviously fit yours. I urge you to remove this post as it is clear defamation! Best regards Heinz From: Paul Cohen To: Heinz Cc: Victor Hafichuk Sent: Friday, February 05, 2016 6:28 AM Subject: Re: False Teacher - John Torell Hi Heinz, Paul Cohen here. It's strange that you should criticize Victor for not checking the facts, as if he was only listening to and responding to the experience of Gina with John Torell. You obviously haven't red the posting to see that Victor's exposure of John as a false teacher stands irrespective of Gina's allegations or feelings. Try again, and bring us facts next time, if you wish to pursue your vain and irresponsible criticism. You won't find anything ...
Is this a doctrine of devils? Absolutely. It sounds glorifying of the Lord Jesus Christ, but it leaves people in death and Hell, persuaded that nothing is required of them after they’ve been converted. Trusting that “Jesus did it all,” they do nothing. But God sends strong delusion to those who don’t have a love of the truth, and they deserve their deception. God is never unrighteous, and the condemned are never undeserving.
How does one know what is true? By knowing the Truth Himself and forfeiting your old life to live anew.