TODAY’S GUEST: Pastor Mike Abendroth has been senior pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church in MA since 1997. He’s the author of several books including Sexual Fidelity, Things that Go Bump in the Church, and Discovering RomansHe is also the host of No Compromise Radio.

We discuss celebrity pastors, false teachers, the legacy of sexual infidelity by Ravi Zacharias, Hillsong’s Carl Lentz, and some challenges of the modern ‘American’ church. Are we equipping the saints or entertaining the goats?

For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such a declaration as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory: “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well pleased”— 18 and we ourselves heard this declaration made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. 19 And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture becomes a matter of someone’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:16-21