DISCERNMENT POINTS …..
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
Kay Arthur Interview Examined:
There are some good things in her message and some falsehoods … We should be very careful … Slipping in small, deadly notions into an otherwise sound message, is perhaps Satan’s most deceitful and deadly weapon. This is why it is so very important that we diligently and daily study and memorize God’s Word (2 Timothy 2:15, etc.). Remember that it was but one 3-letter word that Satan added to what God had told the first man and woman that led to their fall (Genesis 2:17; 3:4).
View this brief video below and see if you can discern this biblically …. Then, below the video we can discuss and discern what is going on. So watch this then read below.
This mere woman has “written over 100 books” but does that make HER the authority? No! The divine Person of the Holy Spirit is our Teacher according to Jesus and His holy apostles (John 14:26; 16:13-14; 1 John 2:20, 27, etc.). Yes, God has placed scribes, servants, elders, etc. in His body and yet, their primary calling is to point people to Christ Himself through His Word (1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Galatians 6:14; 1 Peter 4:11; Ephesians 4:11-15, etc.). One way the LORD has always utilized the teaching of His Word is through written format (books) and so the premise of Christ-centered books is biblical and yet, Jesus Christ Himself must be the foremost and grand subject of those Scripture-rich resources, not a man, woman, or ministry (John 1:1; 5:39; Colossians 2:6-10, 18-19, etc.).
The point is not that she is a false teacher but that we must discern keenly and test all things against Holy Scripture – Including anything and all that comes from this disciple (Galatians 1:6-9).
“For what if some did not believe (the truth of God)? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” Romans 3:3-4
Praise God that truth is of divine origin and not subject to mere sinful man’s perversion of it.
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:19-21
God’s written Word is the final authority for all true disciples of Jesus Christ. Have you memorized 2 Timothy 3:16?
Case in point as to how insidious Satan can be through Bible teachers ……
There are some good things in her message and some falsehoods …. We should be very careful ….
She insinuates that Jesus become an adulterer and child molester, etc., on the cross … No … Jesus was the sin offering – the perfect, sinless Lamb of God – the One offered for our sins … Also, notice that at the end Kay quotes a new per-version corrupted version of Romans 8:1-2. It leaves out something God intended to be there. Compare the King James and the new versions:
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2
In the new corruptions that are called Bibles, v1 is chopped in half. This is missing: “who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” So, in the new versions, only one condition is listed when God stated two conditions. This leads to and lends itself to the diabolical OSAS (once saved always saved – unconditional eternal security) teaching.
Let’s continue to learn to discern and to judge all things by/against God’s Word as did the disciples at Berea:
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
Just because someone is heralded and advertised as a popular Bible teacher does not mean they are not slipping in ever-so-subtle deceptions into their messages (wittingly or unwittingly). The apostle Paul included himself into the equation of testing even the things he would come back and teach and even “an angel from HEAVEN (not hell)”! (Galatians 1:6-9) Beware beloved!
Besides heralding the writings of this mere woman, also notice that at the end the guy hosting the show Kay Authur is being interviewed on directs people to go to “lightsource” and not God’s Word. We must make sure we are directing people to the only Source of life and truth – the LORD almighty (Colossians 2:18-19). Pointing souls to Christ (not a ministry) and therefore His written Word is most essential. They don’t need us but they do need Him! “NOT holding the Head” … (Colossians 2:18-19)
Let’s Grow Together! Sign up here to begin receiving the Moments with Our Master email devotional that is sure to help you grow in His grace and in the knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1:2; 3:18). It’s sent out 2-3 times weekly for the edification of the body of Christ. Sign Up HERE.