By Chris Lawson
Spiritual Research Network
Far too many Christians these days are buying, reading, recommending, selling, lending, promoting and involving themselves with books and authors that either teach or give full endorsement to unbiblical teachings and activities.
This is because far too many Christians do not “Test all things, hold fast what is good” (1 Thes. 5:21). The types of books we are referring to are:
Contemplative Spirituality, Cultic, Emerging Church, Heretical, Homosexual, Lesbian, New Age, Pro-Gay, Purpose Driven, Transgendered, and Word-Faith Authors and Books Advertised and Promoted within [MANY] Online and Walk-in Christian Bookstores Worldwide.
Our intention in posting the ‘Master List of Authors and Books Not Recommended’ is not to tell Christians they can’t read books, do research, or think for themselves, but rather, to warn people about aberrant, heretical and even occult teachings and practices inside and out of the church.
If you recognize an author, book, ministry, etc., on this list we encourage you to do your own research and to test what you find in light of sound Biblical theology. This is what Christian research ministries and pastors have done in order to faithfully warn the flock of God against deception.
The ‘Master List of Authors and Books Not Recommended’ is basically a concise warning list and it is the fruit of countless thousands of hours of tiring research. In our own research library, we have over 3,000 books, research and journal articles, magazines, etc. We quote from many of these books/authors in order to expose their false teachings. Many of these book/authors are found on The ‘Master List of Authors and Books Not Recommended.’
It is also important to note that there are many other balanced Christian research ministries and churches that are exposing the deceptions of the authors/books on this list. The list is not compiled by just a few “lone-star loose cannon apologetic ministries”, but rather, it has been added to over time by many Christians from around the world.
Lastly, our motivation for linking to this list is not to malign, pick on, make fun of, slander or speak ill of any fellow human being. Our motivation is to lovingly exhort people to use discernment in regards to these books, authors and ministries. The list is “updated regularly, and will be of great use to bookstore affiliates, customers, distributors, employees, managers, owners, publishers and vendors of both online and walk-in Christian bookstores…”
It is our prayer that you will be spared from unbiblical teachings and practices that could lead you away from the biblical Jesus Christ and the biblical Gospel.
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