This is a staple of the NAR Idleman feigns to not know about. To downplay scripture in favor of the "spirit", which is a fancy way of saying our emotions. The sound bite about a degree from the master might make for a cute bumper sticker but it is absurdly ridiculous. As if the Master would give you a degree outside of His Word. You cannot speak the truth boldly if you relegate the truth to a subservient position in your growth. While I agree that pointing out mere error should be humble to correct that is not what we are speaking about. I am excited for the sheep when they come out from under the darkness of false teaching!
"Many bloggers disqualify themselves by their attitude, and most have limited facts. They grasp at a picture here or a YouTube video there and begin their tirade. I have a question: When was the last time you led someone to the Lord, visited the sick, worshipped and prayed for hours and served your family with humility? Those are true marks of a believer. A defender of truth should also be a defender of love and grace. This lack was the pitfall of the Pharisees." -- Shane Idleman
You arrogant, arrogant man. You do not know who has been "led to the Lord", what sick have been visited, or the family life of the people you are trying to embarrass! And then to misplay the Pharisee card is just the poetic justice you deserve. The pitfall of the Pharisees was not that they lacked love and grace Shane. It was that they lacked correct doctrine! Pointing out that Bethel is a cesspool is not a tirade -- it is a fact. It is also not as simplistic as watching a YouTube video. It involves reviewing sermons, quotes and research. It is to do the work of Berean and have the true mark of a believer -- a concern for what sayeth the Lord.
Shane Idleman finishes with some wistful desire for something the bible has never promised and is straight up NAR -- revival. He actually concludes this hit piece on discernment by asking of we truly want revival. The answer is no Shane because the bible does not say it will happen. It says that we will have however a great end times apostasy and what you are defending is a huge part of that apostasy. There still remains so much right about your preaching desires Shane. Sin and repentance being at the center. But you are running with a wolf pack Shane and it is time to remove yourself and get back to caring about the sheep you will answer for. That means removing yourself from Charisma News and realizing that if you were truly being led by the Holy Spirit He would not be leading you to your emotions. He would be leading you to the Word of God.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- April 13, 2019