Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe. (1 Timothy 4:12)

That You And I May Be Mutually Encouraged By Each Other’s Faith

The work the Lord has called me to do here at Apprising Ministries and its sister work Christian Research Net cause me to have to wade through a lot of bad theology. And what is especially difficult for me due to my heart for the young is to see how this new cult of liberalism that is the Emergent Church is doing to them.

Emergent deceivers with a quiet arrogance like Rob Bell and Brian McLaren and Erwin McManus and Dan Kimball constantly bombard them with this supposedly “new” subjective and existential approach to the Bible. I often wonder what eighteen-year-old Ryan in my little fellowship might have been like had the Lord not brought us together. He’s a very sharp Christian that I was given the honor of leading to the Lord two years ago.

I would hope he’d be like another young man named Ben Davis whom the Lord has brought to my attention. While I don’t as a rule link to anything on My Space due to its bad publicity, in this case I felt led to make an exception. You see Ben is a young man of twenty-two from Australia. I’d noticed for a while now that he had been picking up and linking to articles of mine and one day I had time to go over to his blog.

And God alone be praised it was very nice to see a young person who has seen through this postmodern smokescreen and his space is loaded with solid Biblical food. I offer this as an encouragement, not only to Ben himself, but to all of us that even though Satan is attempting to swallow up his generation Ben Davis gives every impression of standing firm to the end. For this I commend you my young brother.

I leave us with this excellent quote from Leonard Ravenhill whom I once had the pleasure of corresponding with. As Brother Ravenhill would look at Ben’s space I’m sure he would smile:

There was no room for him in the inn. He got a bit older, there was no room in His family; His family turned on Him. He went to the temple–no room in the temple; the temple turned on Him. And when He died there was no room to bury Him; He died outside of the city. Well why in God’s Name do you expect to be accepted everywhere? How is it that the world couldn’t get on with the holiest Man that ever lived–and can get on with you and me? Are we compromised? Are we compromised? Have we no spiritual stature? Have we no righteousness that reflects on their corruption?