In an age of open-mindedness, many believers accept too much
with too little discernment, resulting in great confusion and
compromise. But God's Word makes it clear that not everything that
glitters is gold. False teaching is ...

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Fool's Gold?: Discerning Truth in an Age of Error

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In an age of open-mindedness, many believers accept too much
with too little discernment, resulting in great confusion and
compromise. But God's Word makes it clear that not everything that
glitters is gold. False teaching is at every turn, and the
temptation to embrace it is great. As God's people we are called to
sift through the overwhelming number of traditions and trends and
use the truth of Scripture to determine which are the true
treasures-and which are "fool's gold."

General editor John MacArthur and the contributors of this
uncompromising book define the principles of biblical discernment
and use them to address several contemporary Christian issues. They
provide straightforward, biblical critiques of some popular but
unfortunate Christian trends, such as watered-down preaching and
doctrinally questionable best-selling books. Dr. MacArthur ends
with a practical plan for cultivating discernment in the Christian

It is the duty of every Christian-not just pastors and elders-to
follow the biblical command to cling to what is good and to reject
what is not. This book will equip you with a foundation for
biblical discernment that will enable you to make careful
distinctions in your thinking about truth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433518379
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,199,089
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John MacArthur has served as the pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. Known for his verse-by-verse expository preaching, MacArthur’s pulpit ministry has extended around the world via his daily radio program, Grace to You, and nearly four hundred books and study guides. He also serves as the president of The Master’s College and Seminary, a four-year liberal arts Christian college. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children.

Nathan Busenitz serves as an associate pastor and assistant to John MacArthur at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. The author of numerous articles and books, Busenitz also teaches at The Master’s Seminary, and is the managing editor of Pulpit magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2006

    Finally Someone Gets It!

    In a day and age where Christians are buying into anything with Jesus' name on it, John MacAuthor compares what is popular in Christianity, to what the Bible teaches. MacAuthor discusses some of the most popular theories and writings in contemporary Christianity, and shows the lack and ignorance of scripture in alot of our pratices today. I could not put this book down, and I highly recommend reading it before going and buying another contemporary book on Christianity. You will not be disappointed, and you will leave the book more insightful than most, who are sitting in church pews today.

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