March 3, 2005

Shepherds Conference: Session Two

Last night we heard an excellent message from Luke 11:37-54, where he continued his theme of “spiritual terrorists” by giving us four signs of a false religion: (1) love for symbols, (2) a love of sin, (3) a love for the simplistic (shallow doctrine), (4) a love for the secondary (inconsequencial), and (5) the love of status.

For illustrations of these five loves, he pinpointed the Catholic Church many times, commenting on his shock at hearing Billy Graham call the Pope “the greatest spiritual leader of the last one hundred years.” He made it clear, however, that these signs can apply to any godless religion, and even include professing evangelicals.

For me the session was a wake-up call to greater discernment in the area of doctrine, as well as intense self-examination as to my own motives in ministry.

Posted by Andrew on March 3, 2005 1:53 PM.