Can Sound Bible Teachers Fall
In the past, Tony Evans of the Urban Perspective was a sound Bible teacher. After becoming associated with Paul Crouch, Marcus Lamb, Eddie Long, Etc, he has become corrupted.
What are your thoughts?
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---Rob on 8/1/12
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Yes sound bible teachers can and do fall from grace. Satan never leaves Christians alone, they are whom he seeks to devour. He's not bothered about non-believers because they are his already.
He tempts the bible believer, the person who knows he/she is saved by the blood of Christ and, some succumb to his temptations big time.
These are the people who need our prayers more than anyone else. The bible states that it would be better for them 'had they never known'.
---Rita_H on 10/18/12|
God is choosey, Satan is not. Satan has many more preachers that God does. That's it.
---pat on 10/17/12|
The great falling away, i.e. the apostasy will claim many victims, irrespective of standing. Many preach sound doctrine but deep in their hearts, they are full of dead men's bones. History shows this to be true.
---georgefen on 9/10/12|
cluny stated: You didn't think they were all the same, did you?
Just because you call a building a church and men call themselves "bishops, presbyters, or deacons (LOCAL ministers in a LOCAL congregation)" likewise does not make them so. My statement was not a comparison to a building called a church only to answer the question. However (as Francis has stated) no man would be a follower of the Lord if they did not obey his 10 laws because the law of God is truth Psalms 119:142. If you idolize the preacher and cannot discern truth of the law than these people become blinded to Gods Word unable to see or follow instructions to mark them and avoid them Romans16:17. This also occurs in many church buildings.
---Follower_of_Christ on 8/12/12|
\\Sound Bible teachers who refuse to obey 1 Timothy 3?\\
An iternerant teacher (which is all these televangelists are) are no more bishops, presbyters, or deacons (LOCAL ministers in a LOCAL congregation), than sitting down watching their shows at home is the same as going to church.
You didn't think they were all the same, did you?
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/11/12|
If you are not teaching ALL these, you are nto a sound teacher:
Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:
Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain,
Exodus 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother:
Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steal.
Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness
Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet
Tony Evans has NEVER been a sound teacher
---francis on 8/11/12|
Sound Bible teachers who refuse to obey 1 Timothy 3? These men have all divorced their wives and must step down from ministering. What constitutes sound in the eyes of their adoring fans is vastly different than Holy Scripture. The followers of these men follow and adore these men. The followers of these men have fallen deeply into idolatry. They idolize these men who all loosely refer to a Jesus - the real message from these men is their rock-star-preacher status and fame buy their books and tapes about Jesus. The followers of these men are no longer following the Lord Jesus.
~humble follower of the Rock and lover of The Eternals truth (KJV) Matt 16:18, Corin 10:4, 2 Thess 2:10 1 Pet 2:21
---Follower_of_Christ on 8/11/12|
//---Rob on 8/10/12
Are you aware that TBN and daystar are broadcast networks and not a church?//
the church is a gathering of people not a denomination.
---aka on 8/11/12|
Francis, if you believe what you wrote about what it takes to be on Daystar or TBN, you are decieved and need to do more research.
---Rob on 8/11/12|
---Rob on 8/10/12
Are you aware that TBN and daystar are broadcast networks and not a church?
TBN and Daystar broadcast people from many different denominations
To get on daystar or TBN you have to submit you demoninational beliefs, if what you believe fall withing "protestant" boundaries, and especially if it speaks of Jesus as being the sole means of salvation, and salvation by grace through faith, you can be on
---francis on 8/10/12|
Trish, scripture instructs Christian to have nothing to do with FALSE TEACHERS.
In the past, I had respect for Tony Evans.
After he became associated with TBN, Daystar, and WoF, which over and over again have been proven to be FALSE TEACHERS, I have lost all respect for Tony Evans.
---Rob on 8/10/12|
St. Paul said, "Now we [obviously including himself] prophesy IN PART."
Think about it.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/10/12|
trish, i searched many people he hangs with those that are into an ecumenical psychologizing.
but, it does not matter to me. if you like him...great!
when i heard him, it just reminded me of all the others that make great inspirational speeches using snippets from the bible. and, you can be sure that he has some books and dvds to sell.
---aka on 8/8/12|
Rob: On what do you base your statement that Tony Evans has let the Word of Faith ministers affect his preaching? I Googled his name, and found nothing that supports your accusation. It's a sin to bear false witness against a person. Spreading unsubstantiated rumors is the same as bearing false witness.
---Trish on 8/7/12|
Trish, it may be true Tony Evans may have spoke the True Word of God at the conference trying to influence those WoF preachers.
It is sad and unfortunate those WoF preachers influenced Tony Evans.
---Rob on 8/7/12|
aka: It's possible Tony Evan spoke the true Word of God at the conference in 2006. It's possible that he was trying to influence those WoF preachers.
---Trish on 8/7/12|
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I don't know about Tony. I don't listen to him that often, but have enjoyed his preaching when I did listen. I can tell you that I've seen even sound old preachers get off when they allow themselves to become influenced by another person rather than the Holy Ghost.
---trey on 8/6/12|
during September 10-12, 2006, tony evans spoke at new birth missionary baptist. the pastor is eddie long at new birth and he is a WOF teacher . there also was creflo dollar, bishop gary Hawkins, dr. robert schuller, and dr. iv hillard.
---aka on 8/4/12|
What is sound of one bible teacher falling?
---Hamid on 8/4/12|
Mark V: Tony Evans is not a Word of Faith preacher.
---Trish on 8/3/12|
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Rob, abide in the words of Jesus and let His Holy Spirit lead you into all truth and you will never again have to worry about what anyone else teaches.
---barb on 8/2/12|
Rob, is this guy a Word of Faith teacher? I have not heard of him. There are so many now, lose track. Let us know what you know.
---Mark_V. on 8/2/12|
Satan has had two thousand years to corrupt the church. He has divided the church up into many worldly denominations each having their own rituals, traditions, wayso of living and interpretations of the bible and, therefore, causing the great delusion as prophsied in the bible - i.e. christians who think they are christians but are not.
One way to determaine a false teacher or prophet is to be very well versed in scripture itself, knowing the words of Christ instead of man. Knowing the words of Christ is to meditate only on his words and DO them.
---Steveng on 8/2/12|
His radio show is called "The Urban Alternative"
I've never heard of the "Urban Perspective"
Is it a magazine, or quarterly of some sort?
---James_L on 8/2/12|
Rod: What source do you have that Tony Evans has become corrupted? I have spent weekends learning from his daughter, Priscilla's teaching, and have studied several Bible studies taught by her. I am familiar with his teaching just a little. I'd like to know how you learned this information.
---Trish on 8/1/12|
Anyone can think they teach truth when in fact it is error. Look at what Apostle Paul writes on this subject - one place is 1st Thessalonians. Keeping our thoughts and eyes fixed on Jesus is the only way to not be led away from solid Bible truth. Evven then, we must study with an open mind and heart after asking for God's Holy Spirit to guide us - lest we lead ourselves amiss. The Bereans were commended for searching the Scriptures to check new ideas - a sound foundation built upon in order to become mature believers. God never renounces His truth, our comprehension alters as we study. A test is whether everything shown aligns with Scriptur. The best liars present 99.9% fact - the 0.1% means all incorrect
---Fleur on 8/2/12|
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
When was Tony Evans of the Urban Perspective ever a sound Bible teacher?
Tony Evans once preached that when Peter went to Cornelious' house that Cornilious fed Peter pork and pater ate it.
He also preached that when Peter was with the gentiles they fed Pater swine and Peter ate it, until paul came, then Peter stopped eating swine.
None of this is true or in the bible. Tony Evans is just another one of the popular baptist preachers who teaches and preaches what he want. No accountability
---francis on 8/2/12|
Our attention can be corrupted, so we are spending too much time reading what different people are saying, when all that time could be in the Bible and discovering how our Father feeds us His word with how His love has us living His word.
That said . . . you can see I don't plan to read up on all these people. But if you share with us something that you are especially concerned about . . .
---willie_c: on 8/1/12|
I've never heard of Tony Evans, but none of us are immune from being led astray.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/1/12|
What is he teaching that he has become corrupted?
---anon on 8/1/12|