Friday, May 4, 2012

The Dark Side of Duluth Bible Church

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them."  Ephesians 5:11, NKJV.

Pagan symbol
Stegall's symbol

Tom Stegall's "amazing triangular testimony to the contents of saving faith"1 does indeed have an amazing triangular testimony - TO PAGANISM!

"Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ." Colossians 2:8, NLT.


1 Tom Stegall, The Gospel Of The Christ, p. 19. Stegall is the former pastor of Word of Grace Bible Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After being exposed as a false teacher he left Word of Grace Bible Church to become the new publications director at Duluth Bible Church in Duluth, Minnesota. (Duluth Bible Church was Stegall's home church in the first place.) Pastor Dennis Rokser of Duluth Bible Church wrote the "FOREWORD" to Stegall's book - calling it a "scripturally-sound, exegetically-based volume by my dear friend Thomas Stegall." (Dennis Rokser, The Gospel Of The Christ, p. 15.) It's very revealing that no one besides Stegall's friend and fellow groundless gospel advocate endorsed his book. For a detailed expose of his pagan gospel see the article: "The Strange Beliefs of Stegall's System".


Unknown said...

Your so called "pagan symbol" is from a video game in the Legend of Zelda series. Good job on your thorough research guy!

Jonathan Perreault said...

After Tom Stegall made "several slight changes" to "THE SOLE CONDITION FOR SALVATION" (i.e. the gospel) - see his "Proposed Change" church handout from when he was pastor at Word of Grace Bible Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - his own words bear witness against him when he writes in another place: "The Galatian Christians had defected from the one, true gospel of Christ and they are now being severely censured for it. Galatians 1:8-9 contains one of the most solemn warnings in the entire Bible. And for what? Murder? Blasphemy? Immorality? Worldliness? As serious as those sins are, the wickedest transgression according to the Word of God is tampering with the gospel." (Stegall, "The Tragedy of the Crossless Gospel Pt. 9," The Grace Family Journal [Special Edition 2008], p. 1, bold added.)

Some might downplay Stegall's error as only "a crack in the window" of biblical orthodoxy, but Stegall himself has said that tampering with the gospel is "the wickedest transgression".