The false teachers seem to be popping up everywhere, just like the violent “pop-up storms” we have in Georgia which quickly do massive damage in selected areas.
On the heels of our post on “doctrines of devils”, take a moment to examine another searing example of the doctrines of devils being spewed from the pulpits of the contemporary church.
Feted as one of the world’s foremost theologians who teaches at the likes of Harvard and Oxford, Bishop Thomas Wright of England contends that heaven is not the final destination of the saved. And strangely reminiscent of Watchtower doctrine, Wright denies the rapture and the destruction of the earth. Wright’s teachings seem to question even the resurrection of the dead.
In a radical departure from traditional belief, Wright says that Christians are not ultimately destined for a spiritual place called heaven. He says that at the end of time as we know it, God will literally remake our physical bodies and return us to a newly restored planet.
“Heaven is important but it’s not our final destination,” he explained. “If you want to say that when someone dies they go to heaven, fine. But that’s only a temporary holding pattern that is life after death. And what I’m much more interested in, or the New Testament is much more interested in, is what I’ve called life after life after death.”
The major issue with people like Wright who perhaps unwittingly become pawns in the spread of the demon’s doctrine is that they take some scripture and skillfully mix it with speculation, worldly wisdom and postmodernist ideology. Its a deadly concoction because truth mixed with anything other than truth (God’s that is) becomes deadlier than an outright lie. It is beautiful, attractive deception.
The red flag that is it a “departure from traditional belief.” In this case, Wright false doctrine is a radical departure. That would equal seven red flags.
Wright’s motivation (as was mentioned by the pastor at Dead Theologians) is not to evoke a desire for holiness in people, obedience to the will of God, nor to uphold clear principles of righteousness, but to steer people away from what the Bible has said and confirmed concerning the faith once delivered to the saints.
If you are a minimal, casual bible reader, BEWARE you are the type that will be fooled, hoodwinked and bamboozled by the false teachers running around like demonic pacmen. I strongly urge you to pray first and ask God to give you a hunger and thirst for the living water and the bread of heaven. Then put action to your prayer and study God’s word to know HIM and who HE is. Only then will you live. Jesus said in John 6:63 “the words that I speak are spirit and life”. If you listen to and become influenced by the false teachers, you will become like the chaff which the winds drive away.
NOTE: I forgot to include the article from which the quote came from in the body of the post. There are a couple: