I read the following article posted below by a Dallas Seminary graduate named Ali Zimmerman. I was interested to see what she had to say and read it carefully. It was no surprise to find she had been tainted and brain washed in heavy doses of Gnosticism, Universalism among several other false doctrines, but worst is a false gospel holding her and her kind to stand before Galatians 1:8,9 KJV in that she portrays the vain philosophy of man and holds it superior to the gospel which is clearly given in this link:
What is the Gospel?
The tragic truth is our Theological Seminaries are apostate. I do not speak without experience. I unfortunately had a front row seat to a tragedy involving watching my son attend Fuller Theological Seminary. He would read to me from his text books that ranged from heretical doctrine to outright blasphemy. Of course the main theme would always be questioning the divinity of Jesus Christ.
Bearing His Image Together
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
God created every person as a unique individual
When I was a little girl, every time it snowed, my mom would remind me that no two snowflakes were precisely alike. I’m not sure to what degree this statement is true, but it instilled in me a unique sense of wonder. I can still picture myself peering through the window of my childhood living room, observing the snowflakes piled up on the windowsill, and admiring their differences. This whole idea—that of the incalculable amount of snowflakes that have ever fallen upon the earth, no two were identical—became my favorite thing about snow.
Similarly, individuality has become my favorite thing about humanity.
Over 100 billion people have lived upon this earth, and every one of them has been unique. They have differed in much more immense and significant ways than snowflakes. In God’s magnificent creativity, He crafted each person who has and will ever live with unique physical features, strengths, and personalities. We all have unique stories, unique accomplishments and trials, unique upbringings and backgrounds, unique desires and aspirations, and unique ways of processing, coping, and learning. There is no one else exactly like you. There is no one else exactly like your spouse. There is no one else exactly like your mom, your dad, your child, your best friend, your hairdresser, or your pastor. Our Creator individually and attentively designed each one of us. We are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps 139:14).
God created every person in His image
While no two human beings are exactly alike, there are also characteristics that all people share. One of these commonalities, which sets us acutely apart from the rest of creation, is that all humans are made in the image of God. The first mention of this phrase is in Genesis 1:26, to ascribe worth to humanity.
(See my Blog on how false teachers use the strawman argument:
Why all false teachers use the Strawman and never Debate (thethirdheaventraveler.com
We see here is where Ms. Zimmerman has moved into the depths of her strawman argument. She has established her foundation on sinking sand that is NOT based on scripture but rather her twisted view of scripture and will build on this: That all humanity is an image bearer of God and no matter how evil and vile we are ALL still image bearers although we have flaws. This is pure GNOSTICISM and UNIVERSALISM that has been creeping into the church since the first century.
Here as do all false teachers, Zimmerman shifts gears and speaks the truth in the midst of lies she’s made previously. It is also at this point she is making a very persuasive attempt to pull back and to appease a good Berean into thinking she has clarified her previous statements that heavily implied even the unregenerate man is an image bearer of God. The unsaved reading or hearing this message is probably still thinking if they pay their taxes and go to church on Easter Sunday, they’re an image bearer of God. WHERE IS THE GOSPEL BEING PREACHED HERE?
If God has created every individual in His image, and if He is conforming every believer to the image of Christ, how and why are we distinct from one another? How are these concepts compatible? If we were all made to represent the same God, then why do we have such different personalities and passions, and why does the Spirit apportion to us varying gifts? (1 Cor 12:4-11). The answer is clear yet astounding. God made every person to bear His image, but He never intended for anyone to bear His image alone. Even before sin marred the image, God created His first two image-bearers, “male and female” (Gen 1:27). Our triune God made His first image-bearers with apparent differences because together they accurately reflected His communal nature!
Here Zimmerman comes back to the truth with the exception of not clarifying that before the fall of mankind, it was God’s will that man would bear His image in the context of man before the fall. She is also misquoting scripture by saying God is triune (out of the Vatican). Godhead is biblical Trinity and Triune are NOT. Here’s full study:
Similarly, today’s church bears God’s image far more effectively when we bear His image in community. We reflect Him most powerfully when we function interdependently, like the parts of a human body (1 Cor 12:4-20). Alone, I might be a strong representation of His eye, and my husband a strong representation of His hand. Your elders might powerfully reflect His wisdom and your deacons, His servanthood. Your small group leader might exercise God’s authority through an evangelism movement and your best friend through a fight for justice. When Christians work together, all of these traits, gifts, and passions work together in unity. When the church functions as one body made up of many parts, we represent Him holistically (1 Cor 12:20). When we depend on and serve one another, we rule on God’s behalf with both a broader scope and greater precision.
When we love one another, the world will know we are His (Jn 13:34-35)!
We must not limit the Spirit’s vital work by working out our callings in isolation. Let’s bear His image more effectively by bearing it together!
Truth mixed in with Social Justice Social Gospel initiatives. If you love someone you will tell them the truth. Also, what does Paul teach us about dealing with false teaching within the body of Christ? Am I to engage with Christians who are walking on paths that are not biblical? How does this sound? COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM… This is a command written in 2 Corinthians 6:17 KJV.
“The church I’ve been a part of, McLean Bible Church, for the last 38 years,” he said in a video published on his YouTube Channel, “had threatened me with arrest and jail time for attending their worship services.” He continues, “I was threatened with arrest and jail time if I ever returned to the properties.” End Quote.
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About the Author
Ali Zimmerman graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) degree in 2016. She is a native Oklahoman but currently resides in Memphis, TN, with her husband, Steve, and her son, Luke. She is nearing the conclusion of the Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) program at DTS, through which she participated in the Spiritual Formation cohort. Her passions include discipleship, writing, studying God’s Word, and helping women apply it to their lives.