A Warning about False Teachers
“You will know them by their fruit”, Jesus told us. And it’s rotten.
On occasion I have emailed various Bible teachers over the years, to ask them to clarify something or challenge them with scripture. So far, every single one of them has reacted with hostility, as if it is a sin to be questioned or disagreed with. The most recent, and final, incident was with the owner of the site Christ Connection.
He had an intriguing theory about prophecy--- that is, until I tried to ask him how the everlasting covenant with Abraham that Jesus “confirmed” could be the same as the 7-year one in Daniel 9:27. Since the Abrahamic covenant was everlasting it could not be limited to one ’week’, yet this verse specifies that “the prince that shall come” will confirm a covenant of exactly that duration. His entire theory hinges on that point: if the covenant of Dan. 9:27 is made for seven years, it cannot be the Abrahamic covenant, and thus the “prince” who confirms the “covenant” in that prophecy is NOT Jesus and NOT the Abrahamic covenant.
Now it would have been fine for us to just part ways here and just disagree, but instead he had to lash out and attack me just for asking questions. I was polite throughout the short email exchange, but he started name-calling. Finally he sent me the quoted text below (edited for brevity), and quickly made it so I could not respond by email.
Hate to break it to a moron like you, but YOUR OPINION won’t CHANGE HIS WORD ONE BIT... If He had made A COVENANT FOR ONLY ONE WEEK, NITWIT, HOW COULD HE CONFIRM SOMETHING THAT DIDN’T EVEN EXIST UNTIL HE MADE IT?...
Can’t help it if YOU’RE STUPID, sweetheart. Here are your own STUPID WORDS... Can’t help it if your pea-sized brain doesn’t understand... You’re just A CONFUSED NITWIT. THAT’S ALL... NO, IMBECILE, THE 70TH week is the DURATION (end) OF the 70 weeks...
You were OBNOXIOUS AND DEFIANT ABOUT IT.... Play dumb all you want, but you’re neither fooling Jesu or me.
Bottom line: I’m not wasting ANOTHER SECOND ON A LYING, DISHONEST, MORONiC FOOL LIKE YOU.
Get out of my face, loser!!!
And much of it was in huge, colored type. He was hardly polite, and seems to be projecting his own faults on me. His citation of what he deemed so awful from me was “I see no way around this conflict. It is the weakest point in your theory, which without this discrepancy would have seriously challenged my view. If you can find a way to solve the problem of a covenant that is both everlasting and ends after the 70th week, I will be most interested in hearing it.”
If that constitutes going over the line, then as I tried to tell him, God will judge between us.
Anyway, it is Biblical to warn about people like this who pass themselves off as teachers of the Word. I’m very happy that it is God who will do all the judging since everybody here accuses everyone else of being the one in the wrong. Pots and kettles are all that’s left of what was supposed to be one Body. Jesus must be weeping.