by Pastor Adam Gislason
Great Adventure Ministries
A good friend of mine recently emailed me and posed this question about Joel Rosenberg speaking at the Break Forth Canada Conference that is being held January 29-31, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta: “If Rosenberg can wake thousands up at this conference, wouldn’t that be a good thing?” It’s a good question, but in order to answer that question, we need to ask ourselves a couple of other really important questions:
First, is this a “Christian Conference?” I am not convinced that it is from the research that I have done on both Break Forth Canada and their line up of false teachers. If both Christian doctrine and false doctrine are being taught at an event that’s being advertised as a “Christian Conference,” then let’s be honest-it’s not really a “Christian Conference” is it? Rosenberg has advertised Break Forth on his blog as a “Powerful Christian Conference” and has encouraged his readers to “sign-up” and to “join us” for an “amazing weekend.” As they say at NASA-Houston, we have a problem. Rosenberg clearly does not understand the magnitude of what’s happening with false teaching in the church today from the language on his blog. He is uniting with false teachers (join us) and encouraging others (sign-up) for an “amazing weekend.”
In Romans 16:17-18, Paul writes, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” In Titus 3:10, Paul writes, “Warn a divisive person once and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.” And in Ephesians 5:11, Paul writes, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”
So in light of the Scriptures, I have some more questions … Click here to continue reading.