I didn't go to church this morning in the interest of the health of the attendees. I did not want to pass the germs from the collywobbles I'm suffering. As I am told, "Leave it alone and it will go away in about seven days, or see a doctor, who can cure it in a week." I've chosen the first course of action. But it's not fun.
So, instead of a sermon outline or analysis, I offer some quotes from some preachers, teachers and the Word of God.
"The truth is that the Bible does not teach that there will be new light and advanced spiritual experiences in the latter days; it teaches the exact opposite! Nothing in Daniel or the New Testament epistles can be tortured into advocating the idea that we of the end of the Christian era shall enjoy light that was not known at its beginning." - A.W. Tozer, Spiritual Authority: The Word and the Testimony, 1950
"I am a Bible Christian and if an archangel with a wingspread as broad as a constellation shining like the sun were to come and offer me some new truth, I'd ask him for a reference. If he could not show me where it is found in the Bible, I would bow out and say, I'm awfully sorry, you don't bring any references with you". - A.W. Tozer
"Whoever, for whatever reason, denies the finality of the biblical revelation and insists upon a continuing revelation having the same authority as the sacred Scriptures has shut himself out from the name of Christian! He is simply not a Christian in the scriptural and historic meaning of the word." - A.W.Tozer, Renewed Day By Day Vol. 1, April 16
"For false Christs will arise, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect." - Matt. 24:24
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." - Matt. 7:15
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets have gone out into the world." - 1 John 4:1
"In seeking to understand any passage in Scripture, one rule must govern: whatever the Bible declares, the Bible itself (not some outside authority) must interpret. It is from the Bible that we learn the gospel, about the church Christ established, about discipleship and the responsibilities, authority and power He has given to His own. Therefore, it is to the Bible that we must look to understand these things and the Bible is understandable." - Dave Hunt, Authority And Responsibility, The Berean Call, April 2000
"Neither shall you allege the example of the many as an excuse for doing wrong." - God (Exodus 23:2)