Stopping the ‘spin cycle’
A ‘spin’ peeler, like the old potato peeler, seems to be essential equipment in today’s society. There is a new breed of professionals out there who specialise in gift-wrapping various political and commercial agendas with layers of bias. We’ve often seen that these ‘spin merchants’ don’t let the truth stand in the way of a good story!
For the Christian, ‘spin’ has an even more ominous overtone when it is applied to the Bible. The apostle Peter warned about false teachers (religious spin merchants):
“They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves” (2 Peter 2:1).
How do we deal with the threat of false teaching?
CMI is convinced our ultimate weapon is biblical authority. Historically the battle for biblical authority has been fought out over the meaning of the Genesis account of a 6-day creation and a young earth. Much of the church, to its shame, neglected to defend Genesis history and thus unlocked a door for other false teaching. This is why we face a big push of the religious spin merchants (compromisers of the Word—see our list of recommend articles below) to legitimize many other evils such as homosexuality. Even today, many have not realized that morals are the very next area of attack after Genesis belief has been discounted and compromised….
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