Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. Philippians 3:17
Paul said to “keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example.” It’s one of the wonderful benefits of Christian fellowship that loving accountability exists among brethren. We seek, in love, to encourage, admonish, and intercede for one another.
But, given the two mavens of malevolent theology in this picture, Paul’s words don’t really apply. They are not, by their example nor their theology, imitating the example of Paul. They are false teachers. They are deceived and being deceived. (2 Timothy 3:13) And they are leading many astray, just as Christ Himself advised would happen. (Matthew 24:11)
So this is one of those truly jaw-dropping moments when words escape me.
I mean, look for yourself. Just look. These are two charlatans exalting themselves in a cutesy, look at me sort of way. This isn’t, of course, the first time Caine has had public exposure of her dressing room maneuvers. Her gal pal Beth Moore was captured primping the pastrix in the pic below.
Two charlatans … two “pastrixes” … one with her pants dropped to her ankles …
There’s ZERO doubt in the mind of any Bible-reading, sound-doctrine-aspiring believer that Christine Caine and Bobbie Houston (and Beth Moore) aren’t full-fledged charlatans. Even a superficial understanding of Scripture reveals this.
But this? Women are following the likes of these?
How does this possibly inspire what Paul encouraged in his prayers for the Colossians … that they would “be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God?” (Colossians 1:9-10)
How does parading this across an Instagram account with 160,000 + followers remotely serve as an example for godliness? (Source)
When your post generates comments about “gorgeous dress” or “too cute” or “great frock,” what you’re doing isn’t pointing to Christ. It isn’t cute. It’s something that might endear you to discernment-void women who are far more interested in fashion and selfies than they are to self-denying obedience as slaves of Christ, but it’s not something that honors God or serves to exhibit holiness.
Our job is to point to Christ, not to take dressing room photos of ourselves with our pants around our ankles.
I just didn’t need to see this.
What do you think?
[Contributed by Bud Ahlheim]