Yesterday, I was listening to the March 20 podcast from Chris Rosebrough (Fighting for the Faith and Pirate Christian Radio). After having listened to the March 26 podcast which has part 1 of a critique of Blackaby’s “Experiencing God” I had to go back and listen to Chris take down Patricia King and James Goll regarding “God encounters.” Both have to deal with extra-Biblical revelation (which I reject outright). That’s an issue that keeps coming up with fellow believers in my life so I’ll be writing more on that subject soon.
Anyway, Chris used the phrase the “heresy two-step” in his podcast and I really liked it. Here’s how Chris described it (23 minute 55 second mark): “Now watch this: This is the first part of the heresy two-step. You put the verse down first and you stand on it like ‘Okay, here we go. We’re gonna be preaching from the Bible. Well this is a Biblical teaching that we got going on here.’ And no sooner do you read the text, then you back up from it so the person watching you doesn’t perceive that you are no longer standing on the text. And then you shimmy to the left or shimmy to the right. This is the heresy two-step.” Listen to the whole segment to see how it’s done.
I see this all the time, so believers be on alert. Don’t fall for it. Rather, as Paul exhorted Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Know the truth and you won’t be taken in by the error.