Archive for the ‘Heresy and Heretics’ Category
Below are two photos. One of Joel Watts and one of Bryan Lewis. I understand your confusion if you think they’re actually Joel Osteen and Rick Warren. What you don’t realize is that Joel Watts IS Joel Osteen, and Bryan Lewis IS Rick Warren. They go by their screen names online in order to cozy up to actual scholars because they aren’t.
And now you know the rest of the story… When next you speak to Joel Watts, you’re actually speaking to the arch-heretic Joel Osteen. And when you speak to Bryan Lewis, you’re actually conversing with the slightly less heretical Rick Warren. The truth is exposed.
As he’s now telling them to stay off the internet… doubtless to protect them from such nasty things as the facts and the truth about him and his ‘ministry’. So, really, how long before he completely plunges into insanity and, like Jim Jones, urges his followers to some unimaginable self destructive behavior?
From Mark Driscoll’s sermon dated June 8 on the Mars Hill Church website:
Now, some of you may have heard we’re a Reformed church. Don’t Google it, don’t blow your head up. We love Jesus, read your Bible, stay off the Internet. It’s all shenanigans anyways.
Admittedly, this is a very short part of a very long sermon but I am starting to wonder if this represents a more significant development at Mars Hill Church.
Over the weekend, and then again today, I have heard from sources near Mars Hill that some in the congregation are being warned to avoid blogs and media that have carried articles deemed to be critical of Mars Hill.
One source (6/17, now multiple sources) told me that the accuracy of information is being questioned and false information is being told about me and others.
How long, then, before Driscoll strives to control everything the cult, erm, ‘church’ reads? And what greater indication that Mars Hill is a cult than the fact that its leader is telling folk to stay away from X? (where x = anything Driscoll finds discomfiting).
Ed Young doesn’t understand the function and purpose of tithing. It isn’t to serve as little more than the purchase of a lottery ticket which God will add to and return to you upon your ‘investment’.
A Texas megachurch believes so much in the promise of God’s blessings that it’s offering a full refund to tithers who don’t experience it. Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, has launched “The 90-Day Challenge,” which promises churchgoers, “that if you tithe for 90 days and God doesn’t hold true to his promise of blessings, we will refund 100% of your tithe,” the church said in a description of the event on its website.
Many the theologically ignorant buffoon will fall for the scam. But they need to be reminded that God isn’t your lottery ticket. And if you give, or tithe, with mercenary intentions, just keep your stinking money.
I wonder how much money the homeschooler coalition is pumping into his campaign and I wonder how much the publishers of homeschooling materials have wet themselves in joyful anticipation of his potential election…
A candidate for South Carolina’s lieutenant governor position is encouraging Christians to pull their children out of public schools and pursue other educational options, like private schools and homeschools. E. Ray Moore is a Republican candidate vying for the lieutenant governor seat in South Carolina. A former army chaplain, Moore often emphasizes the importance of faith and family. He and his wife lead the organization Exodus Mandate, which is a Christian ministry designed to promote homeschools and Christian schools. “It is our prayer and hope that a fresh obedience by Christian families in educating their children according to Biblical mandates will prove to be a key for the revival of our families, our churches and our nation,” Exodus Mandate’s website states.
A politician who demonizes public schools has NO BUSINESS serving the PUBLIC. If the people of South Carolina elect this person, they deserve the ignorant misery which will descend on their State and they also deserve to experience the exodus of businesses in the wake of a newly ignorant-ized populace.
What the world doesn’t need is a State where ignorance is prized and people with no expertise or experience in education are educating future generations. These people, who prize ignorance and are so fearful of the outside world need to realize that they have no more business educating children than they do operating on their own brains.
And by downunder I don’t mean Australia or New Zealand. I mean down…. under…….
Ken Ham is ready to do battle once again with an unlikely foe, televangelist Pat Robertson, over their differing views on the age of the earth. Responding to Robertson’s recent remarks that “you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence,” Ham fired back on his Facebook page yesterday. Ham, whose group Answers in Genesis runs the Creation Museum, said that Robertson’s comments were “beyond ignorant” and incorporated “pagan ideas,” arguing that his attack on “the authority of the Word” amounts to an attack on Jesus Christ.
It’s sort of like one guy who isn’t a theologian arguing theology with another guy who isn’t a theologian and the only loser turning out to be theology. Yay America…