Allen Parr is building a name for himself as a spread of the truth. Even though I’ve only seen one of his videos so far, I’m already hooked. His teachings on false teachings above is spot-on and should be a real eye-opener for those whose churches are teaching improperly.
Here are the teachings he believes are false:
- Every Christian can and should speak in tongues and needs to in order to be saved. This may not be the most common teaching in churches, but those who teach it are leading their flocks astray. Imagine being taught this and then finding it difficult to do it.
- Christians can lose their salvation. This is a very hard one to understand because we are told to not sin, yet we are told our salvation comes from God, not us. But predestination tells us we are either saved or we’re not. Perhaps the easiest way to understand this teaching is that our salvation granted by God drives us through life. In other words, we do not need to be “good” to be saved, but the fact that we’re saved compels us to act properly. However, it’s up to us to act on these compulsions.
- It is God’s will that every Christian be healthy and wealthy. The prosperity gospel has spread across much of the world. It’s one of the best money-making scams out there, taking the teachings of the secular world and attempting to frame them within a Biblical perspective. There are few teachings that are more dangerous.
- Christians can “claim” “decree” or “speak” something into existence. Humans can create nothing. We are called to pray, and through prayer things may happen if they’re the will of God, but to think that our desires alone are capable of creating anything is false.
- Legalism. This isn’t difficult. Believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, admit your sins, and repent. That’s it. All of the created statutes of men are not part of our salvation. That’s not to say we shouldn’t keep the Ten Commandments, which are not examples of legalism, but keeping of these Commandments determine our place, not whether or not we will be present in Heaven of Hell.
- Hyper-grace. We’re saved, so we can whatever we want, right? Actually, the Bible calls for us to walk towards righteousness, not live the Word, and to do good works. Those who twist salvation to meet their worldly desires are not understanding the Bible at all.
- Hell is not real and God is too good to send people to hell. Nope. Hell is real and you do not want to be sent there.
We’ll keep watching more of Allen Parr’s videos and sharing the best ones here. In a society that is pulling away from the Biblical Worldview, we cannot risk losing those who profess to believe in the Bible but who are simply misguided. We need the truth.