“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3: 16-17). (Emphasis added)
I bolded “All Scripture” to stress to the reader how critically important it is for the child of God to trust every Word of Scripture – Genesis to Revelation.
Andy Stanley teaches his church members that the “whole” Word of God is not inerrant. It is called “Spot inerrancy.” So some of the Bible is infallible but not all of it. REALLY?
So, which portions of Scripture are we to take as infallible? Oh, Andy makes sure that he points his church members to the Scriptures they can trust. Does this remind you of someone?
“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1).
And we know how that story ended.
No Need for the Old Testament
Andy Stanley tells his congregation that the stories of the OT such as the Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, Jonah and the Whale, and many others are merely fairy tales. He blames those who have taught these “Fairy tales” to children as Biblical truth, as the reason why so many young people leave the church when they enter college.
Most of my readers know that I am a Jewish Christian. Andy Stanley deeply offends me when he discards the Old Testament. But more importantly he offends God! The coming of our Messiah, Jesus Christ, is foretold in so many Scriptures in the Old Testament (Messianic Prophecies) and fulfilled in the New!
When Jesus spoke, he always quoted from the OT. Jesus was the fulfillment of the Law and the prophets. HOW can this arrogant pseudo-teacher of the Bible divorce the Old Testament from the New?
“My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things” (James 3: 1-5).
Now Stanley says the Virgin Birth of Jesus not Important
Is Virgin Birth Important to the Gospel? by Joseph Farah
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Wondering if Charles Stanley is Watching and listening to his son
I love Charles Stanley. For many years, Dr. Stanley was “my” pastor via the TV. I was not being fed in Charismatic churches of which I was attending. I always searched the Word to make sure that what I was hearing from Charles Stanley was indeed true.
I understand that Dr. Stanley had some very rough years after his wife divorced him. I also have read that he had a falling out with his son, Andy. But things were patched up between them, and Dr. Stanley continues to have Andy come to his church and preach!
THIS is not acceptable. If Charles Stanley is inviting Andy to preach to keep the relationship between them “solid” then to me this is putting his son before the Lord Jesus Christ. I know about this, being a Jewish Christian. I have lost almost my entire family because of my beliefs.
“Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law” (Luke 12:51-53).
When I am saddened at the loss of my family, I go to the Scriptures above. They bring me peace and even joy; knowing that my love for the Lord and His Word reigns supreme in my heart and in my life. I love it that our Lord said these words to comfort us.
As long as Andy Stanley continues his heretical teachings, I will write about him. I fear for the souls of those who sit under the errant teachings of this man. I shudder to think of Andy Stanley one day standing before God if he does not repent.
We should pray for him that the Lord open his eyes to the lies he is believing and teaching.
His church members hang onto his every word. God help them all.