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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:09 AM

First, let me say that the man in this video is teaching false doctrine. This guy seems to be saying that Charles Stanley wrote, in his book "Eternal Security" that Hell is not eternal. I've never read any of Stanley's books and I don't watch him on TV so, can someone tell me if this is true? Does Stanley teach false doctrine/s?



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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:38 AM

I don't know. I suppose in a way Hell isn't eternal - it goes into the Lake of Fire following the Great White Throne Judgment. I'm curious about the context of what Stanley said.

I can't see the video for some reason.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:42 AM

Who is this guy on the video? We have Charles Stanley's book "Eternal Security: Can You Be Sure?" and what Charles Stanley teaches is Millennial Exclusion...which is another false doctrine. This false doctrine is also taught by Joey Faust (The Rod: Will God Spare It?), Zane Hodges, Bob Wilkins, and Joseph Dillow. You can find information about this false teaching on the Middletown Bible Church website: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org This guy on the video, whoever he is, is teaching that eternal security (OSAS) is a false doctrine and he seems to be twisting another false doctrine to "fit" his false teaching. Both this guy and Charles Stanley are false teachers.

Here's a link from the Middletown Bible Church website that shows where Charles Stanley Millennial Exclusion :

http://www.middletow...ne/hodgesov.htm

There is a theological movement today which divides Christ's beloved body and bride into two distinct groups with two distinct destinies. They teach that every believer will eventually be placed into one of two distinct classes. They teach that some believers will live a victorious life and will be part of a class called "overcomers." They will reign with Christ during the millennium. On the other hand, there will be a large number of believers who will "flunk out" at the judgment seat of Christ, they will not inherit the kingdom of God, they will experience weeping and gnashing of teeth in outer darkness and they will not be classed with the overcomers.

Zane Hodges has influenced certain influential men toward this doctrinal position, including 1) Joseph Dillow, the author of The Reign of the Servant Kings, has systematized this teaching in this one, comprehensive, massive volume which may be considered as the key theology book for this movement; 2) Robert Wilkin heads up the Grace Evangelical Society which publishes a newsletter which is sent to a readership of 9,000 and a theological journal which also has a circulation of 900. This society also publishes a number of books by Hodges, Wilkin and others. They also highly recommend Dillow's book; 3) Charles Stanley, the well-known television preacher from Atlanta, embraces this position as seen in his book, Eternal Security. His reliance upon Hodges is seen in the footnotes. 4) Chuck and Nancy Missler, influenced by Dillow and others, strongly push this view in their book, The Kingdom, Power, & Glory--The Overcomer's Handbook (a 400 pages volume).

Edited by LindaR, 12 October 2011 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:51 AM

Who is this guy on the video? We have Charles Stanley's book "Eternal Security: Can You Be Sure?" and what Charles Stanley teaches is Milennial Exclusion...which is another false doctrine. This false doctrine is also taught by Joey Faust (The Rod: Will God Spare It?), Zane Hodges, Bob Wilkins, and Joseph Dillow. You can find information about this false teaching on the Middletown Bible Church website: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org This guy on the video, whoever he is, is teaching that eternal security (OSAS) is a false doctrine and he seems to be twisting another false doctrine to "fit" his false teaching. Both this guy and Charles Stanley are false teachers.

Are you sure Stanley is actually teaching Milennial Exclusion? I recall a few years ago reading something about this charge and a response to it by Stanley which said that's not what he was teaching. It's been long enough ago I don't recall all the details, or even remember all of what ME is about, but I do recall coming across that.

If I recall correctly, hasn't Stanley adopted the teaching that some folks may be born again without ever showing any signs of salvation? I was thinking I saw a quote or a clip of his from about a year ago where he said some people may be born again yet continue to live like the devil.

I know some of his teachings have certainly turned much different from how he taught early on.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:55 AM

"Milennial Exclusion" - as in people during the Millennium can't go to Hell? Really?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:01 PM

From http://newcreationpe...usion-biblical/

"Question: Have you heard of the doctrine of millennial exclusion? Christians who live carnal lives and do not qualify to reign with Christ in his kingdom are judged at the Judgment seat – the doctrine continues and says those unworthy Christians are slain and cast into outer darkness for the period of 1000 years. Then they are to be resurrected to live out eternity with God. The teaching is in a book “The Rod – Will God Spare It?” by JD Faust. I would really appreciate some help with this; it is beginning to flavor my thoughts about God. Thank you."

Bad stuff.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:07 PM

From http://newcreationpe...usion-biblical/

"Question: Have you heard of the doctrine of millennial exclusion? Christians who live carnal lives and do not qualify to reign with Christ in his kingdom are judged at the Judgment seat – the doctrine continues and says those unworthy Christians are slain and cast into outer darkness for the period of 1000 years. Then they are to be resurrected to live out eternity with God. The teaching is in a book “The Rod – Will God Spare It?” by JD Faust. I would really appreciate some help with this; it is beginning to flavor my thoughts about God. Thank you."

Bad stuff.

Thank you for the reminder, that's exactly what I remember reading about and I recall that Stanley presented a rebuttal saying he didn't believe this. Although it's possible Stanley has changed his mind since then.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:11 PM


Who is this guy on the video? We have Charles Stanley's book "Eternal Security: Can You Be Sure?" and what Charles Stanley teaches is Milennial Exclusion...which is another false doctrine. This false doctrine is also taught by Joey Faust (The Rod: Will God Spare It?), Zane Hodges, Bob Wilkins, and Joseph Dillow. You can find information about this false teaching on the Middletown Bible Church website: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org This guy on the video, whoever he is, is teaching that eternal security (OSAS) is a false doctrine and he seems to be twisting another false doctrine to "fit" his false teaching. Both this guy and Charles Stanley are false teachers.

Are you sure Stanley is actually teaching Milennial Exclusion? I recall a few years ago reading something about this charge and a response to it by Stanley which said that's not what he was teaching. It's been long enough ago I don't recall all the details, or even remember all of what ME is about, but I do recall coming across that.

If I recall correctly, hasn't Stanley adopted the teaching that some folks may be born again without ever showing any signs of salvation? I was thinking I saw a quote or a clip of his from about a year ago where he said some people may be born again yet continue to live like the devil.

I know some of his teachings have certainly turned much different from how he taught early on.

We have the book which this guy in the video is referring to...the teaching is on page 126 of Stanley's book "Eternal Security: Can You Be Sure?":

To be in the "outer darkness" is to be in the kingdom of God but outside the circle of men and women whose faithfulness on this earth earned them a special rank of position of authority.



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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:08 PM



Who is this guy on the video? We have Charles Stanley's book "Eternal Security: Can You Be Sure?" and what Charles Stanley teaches is Milennial Exclusion...which is another false doctrine. This false doctrine is also taught by Joey Faust (The Rod: Will God Spare It?), Zane Hodges, Bob Wilkins, and Joseph Dillow. You can find information about this false teaching on the Middletown Bible Church website: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org This guy on the video, whoever he is, is teaching that eternal security (OSAS) is a false doctrine and he seems to be twisting another false doctrine to "fit" his false teaching. Both this guy and Charles Stanley are false teachers.

Are you sure Stanley is actually teaching Milennial Exclusion? I recall a few years ago reading something about this charge and a response to it by Stanley which said that's not what he was teaching. It's been long enough ago I don't recall all the details, or even remember all of what ME is about, but I do recall coming across that.

If I recall correctly, hasn't Stanley adopted the teaching that some folks may be born again without ever showing any signs of salvation? I was thinking I saw a quote or a clip of his from about a year ago where he said some people may be born again yet continue to live like the devil.

I know some of his teachings have certainly turned much different from how he taught early on.

We have the book which this guy in the video is referring to...the teaching is on page 126 of Stanley's book "Eternal Security: Can You Be Sure?":

To be in the "outer darkness" is to be in the kingdom of God but outside the circle of men and women whose faithfulness on this earth earned them a special rank of position of authority.

Thank you. I recall that Stanley said this statement wasn't about ME but about positions/rewards/ranking or something to that effect.

Beyond that I don't know because I've never read the book nor done any follow-up on that little I read about this back then.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:13 PM

Outer darkenss occurs three times in the Bible, all in Matthew.

In 8:12 it's the children of the kingdom, the context is the Millennium in verse 11.

In 22:13 it's the "friend" who snuck into the wedding without a wedding garment. The context is Second Advent/Marriage Supper

In 25:30 it's the goats being cast into outer darkenss. The context is the Judgment of the Nations and the Second Advent.

So clearly whatever "outer darkness" is it has something to do with the Second Advent. If I had to guess I'd say it was the Lake of Fire.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:31 AM

"Milennial Exclusion" - as in people during the Millennium can't go to Hell? Really?


What Joey Faust teaches is that carnal Christians will spend 1,000 years in the lake of fire being purged during the millennial kingdom. A lot of Regular Baptists teach this too. This teaching has actually been around for a while. I believe George Pember, Thomas Chalmers and Sir Robert Anderson taught this doctrine also.

Edited by Wilchbla, 13 October 2011 - 03:39 AM.


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:26 AM


"Milennial Exclusion" - as in people during the Millennium can't go to Hell? Really?


What Joey Faust teaches is that carnal Christians will spend 1,000 years in the lake of fire being purged during the millennial kingdom. A lot of Regular Baptists teach this too. This teaching has actually been around for a while. I believe George Pember, Thomas Chalmers and Sir Robert Anderson taught this doctrine also.

Yes, it's not a new teaching, but rather similar to the old Roman Catholic teaching of pergatory.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:44 AM

Is this Stanley's only false teaching or does he have more?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:31 AM

Is this Stanley's only false teaching or does he have more?


Does he need more?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:55 AM

Yes, I would like to know more because my present pastor, just last Sunday, spoke of Charles Stanley in a positive light and that concerns me.
But then my former pastor, who is IFB, considered it OK to download and "preach" the sermons of John Piper...so which is worse?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:22 PM

Is the preacher on the video John Piper? If not, then who is he?

For more information on the teachings of Charles Stanley:

http://www.rapidnet....ley/general.htm

Edited by LindaR, 13 October 2011 - 02:52 PM.


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:40 PM

Yes, I would like to know more because my present pastor, just last Sunday, spoke of Charles Stanley in a positive light and that concerns me.
But then my former pastor, who is IFB, considered it OK to download and "preach" the sermons of John Piper...so which is worse?


It might be that this is Stanley only major doctrinal error. Also, what was the context of the statement your pastor made? My pastor has spoken positively of certain leaders or infuential people in other denominations, but not as a wide endorsement, only as a "they're doing right in that area" sort of thing.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:00 PM

From an article on the Way of Life website about Dr. Charles Stanley:

CHARLES STANLEY: On his radio broadcast, popular Southern Baptist pastor/author Charles Stanley said that God might not send people to hell if they have never heard the gospel. Following is an extract: “…would God send somebody to hell because they did not receive Jesus whom they never heard about, never had the privilege of knowing about? And my answer is: No, he would not” (Stanley, In Touch Ministries, “Reconciling God’s Love with His Justice,” July 31, 2001). In other places during the broadcast it appears that Pastor Stanley is not sure about this matter and that he is basically agnostic about the destiny of those who have not heard the Gospel. Either way, it is a great error, because the Bible leaves no question about this. In the book of Ephesians, God describes the condition of those who are outside of Christ. They are dead in trespasses and sins (v. 1), by nature the children of wrath (v. 2), having no hope, and without God in the world (v. 12). This is the unsaved man’s condition regardless of whether or not he has heard the gospel. He is condemned already, and that is why it is so imperative that Christ’s commission be obeyed and the gospel be preached to the ends of the earth.

http://www.wayoflife...eoutofhell.html

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:25 PM

From an article on the Way of Life website about Dr. Charles Stanley:

CHARLES STANLEY: On his radio broadcast, popular Southern Baptist pastor/author Charles Stanley said that God might not send people to hell if they have never heard the gospel. Following is an extract: “…would God send somebody to hell because they did not receive Jesus whom they never heard about, never had the privilege of knowing about? And my answer is: No, he would not” (Stanley, In Touch Ministries, “Reconciling God’s Love with His Justice,” July 31, 2001). In other places during the broadcast it appears that Pastor Stanley is not sure about this matter and that he is basically agnostic about the destiny of those who have not heard the Gospel. Either way, it is a great error, because the Bible leaves no question about this. In the book of Ephesians, God describes the condition of those who are outside of Christ. They are dead in trespasses and sins (v. 1), by nature the children of wrath (v. 2), having no hope, and without God in the world (v. 12). This is the unsaved man’s condition regardless of whether or not he has heard the gospel. He is condemned already, and that is why it is so imperative that Christ’s commission be obeyed and the gospel be preached to the ends of the earth.

http://www.wayoflife...eoutofhell.html

Unfortunately there are a lot of pastors these days who get wishy-washy on this topic.

I've heard Stanley say this before and I don't see how that agrees with Scripture.

Stanley used to be more solid but over the years he's moved in a more liberal direction. Some people, including some pastors, don't seem to have noticed the drift.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 01:48 AM

Stanley used to be more solid but over the years he's moved in a more liberal direction. Some people, including some pastors, don't seem to have noticed the drift.


I did, used to watch him with regularity after I was first saved for about 2 years. His sermons were most appreciated by me at the time. However, the more I learned the more I began to question some of his teachings. I liked the floppiness of his bible but was shocked to learn that it was not a King James! It was a NASB or something like it. Then his wife finally divorced him and by that time my sporadic watching of his sermons ended. It didn't help that his liberal son replaced him at the pulpit in too many episodes! Yuck!

I have a pile of his books that I never read. Not reading a book is alien to me, I read constantly but powers beyond my comprehension kept me away from his work and those of Rick Warren who I also bought a bunch of his garbage soon after my salvation but never read it all either. Despite trying several times, I could never get past a few days of the Purpose Driven Life; Praise God for that!!!! :godisgood:

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