Regarding sites linked to as a source of sound doctrine:

On this site you will find articles and links to sites that I believe will be helpful in your search for the truth. I have chosen articles that I believe best describe the current condition within the church as a whole and that promote true biblical discernment against error.

Although I have linked to these articles, this by no means imply total agreement with all of the content on a particular site. Please use discernment as you read through the materials, testing everything according to the Word of God

The following types of sites and teachers that promote the following are excluded as a reference source for orthrox doctrine. These sites include but not limited to:

Word of Faith / Charismatic / Seeker Friendly / KJV Onlyism / Purpose Driven / Emergent / Roman Catholicism / Sites that promote Interfaith Ecumenicalism or any site or teacher that deny the core tenants of the faith (Inerrancy of Scripture, Trinity, Deity of Christ, Salvation by faith Alone through Christ Alone, The return of Christ

Disclaimer(s)
The intention of this site is not to engage in personality attacks but to examine aberrant teachings and practices that threaten the church of Christ in the light of scripture. By intent, this site has no denominational affiliation.

Link(s) within the articles or videos on this site may lead you to a related topic on a different site or video not originated by the ministry of Layman Perspective. This does not imply total agreement with the views expressed on those pages or the authors of linked videos.
Effort has been taken not to link to sites or information that is unbiblical. Please read or watch all linked articles  and videos with the mind set of Biblical discernment. (1 Thess 5:21, Acts 17:11; 1John 4:1-2).
 

Dedication of this site
This site is dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ who has saved me from a life of sin and has given me an eternal hope and purpose.

About me

My name is Hiram E. Sutton, I’m a lay person who was saved by God over 30 years ago. Over the years God has given me a strong desire to tell others about the truth of his word and the love he has for those who have no relationship with him, whenever, wherever and however I can. This God given desire has lead me in to be involved in college campus ministry and teaching of adult Sunday school I have college level training in many areas of Biblical studies in both Old and New Testament from Liberty University. God has been exceptionally gracious to me by allowing me to be under sound and in-depth teaching all of my Christian life, which has allowed me to be well grounded in the faith. It is out my relationship with Christ and the love he has pour into me that I now give back to the body of Christ by creating this web site to bring discernment to the body of Christ.

Purpose of Site
(1) To examine aberrant teaching that have come into the church from denominational distinctives, tradition, popular trends, iconic teachers etc.,  that are not Biblical. 

(2) To enable followers of Christ to recognize and defend their faith against aberrant teaching.

I know this site will anger some while benefiting others. My prayer and desire is that it will benefit most and serve as a catalyst for Christian discernment and spiritual growth among those who have a desire to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This site is also created out of concern about the rejection of clear Biblical truth within the world of professing Christendom. There's an ever increasing number of iconic Church leaders and teachers in positions of influence and authority who are claiming to be Christian and assert they are doing the work of God, while at the same time rejecting the foundational teachings of historical Christianity. Some make God out to be someone who is only good for what they can get materially, others have forsaken the clear teaching of scripture and replace or intermingle them with new age philosophy, eastern mystical religious practices, cultural correctness, human works, and tradition.

Some may think I ‘am just being divisive and disruptive for no reason at all but if you carefully read and study what I have on the site in light of scripture you will see the big picture of what is occurring in Christianity.

Though many within Christendom look for the anti-Christ, I'm convinced that the church's focus should be on "the apostasy" that precedes him so that some of those those caught in the clutches of apostasy may be rescued:

Jude 22-23 And have mercy on some, who are doubting;
23 save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.

1 Timothy 4:11 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,…”

2 Thessalonians 2:1–3 1 Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to  Him, 2 that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

Another concern is in the area of discernment and a searching of the scriptures among those who sit and listen to what is being taught and practiced within the church, to see if it lines up with the scriptures.

Within the professing church there is an increasingly acceptance of aberrant teaching, practices and behaviors in the name of tolerance, progress, unity, false spirituality, unbiblical view of theological diversity, indifference and non discernment. Most professing Christians are not and have not paid attention to Jesus's and the apostles warning about false teachers (Matt 7:15, Matt 13:24-30, 36-39; Acts 20:28-31 ) within the church.

There is the tendency to gravitate to ICONIC ministers who have a talent for delivering a message without taking into consideration the content of their message in light of scripture or the doctrinal position of the one giving the message. This lack of essential discernment has played a major part in allowing those who teach false doctrines to make further gains in establishing false teaching and Doctrines of Demons.

(3) There is also a concern about reading and teaching from books whose nature is to teach techniques, methods, unique slants on a particular doctrine and introduce spiritual experiences, all supposedly based on the scriptures. The problem arises when one start and end with these materials as the primary source for teaching rather than starting with the scriptures.  Unfortunately this is becoming a common place practice (i.e. 40 Days of Purpose by Rick Warren and others). Books about the scriptures should be read as a supplemental study not as the start and end for Bible study. Starting with scripture better allows the reader to rightly critique the book(s) read and to gain a better grasp on scripture. I'm convinced this method of teaching runs the risk of propagating interpretive errors of the author, plays’ a role in prohibiting the depth of Bible study (applying correct hermeneutical principles to exegete scriptures) needed to bring about spiritual growth, discernment and equipping for Christian service.

It is essential that one start with a study of the whole council of God (Acts 20:27) and not abandon Biblical Bible study in favor of reading Christian literature of a ‘non substantive’ or 'heretical nature' which does not bring one into a greater understanding of scripture and a closer walk with God. There is no substitute for effective consistent Bible study where the Bible is the core for instruction. (2 Timothy 3:16–17 )

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