pseudo-theology

Aww, Nick Jonas Has Ditched His ‘Purity Ring’…

Jonas-300x300Because, in his words,

I’ve got my set of values, things that are important to me now at this point in my life, and that’s all that matters.

Yes, precious, all that matters is what you feel.  Stay strong, precious, and never let all that God and holiness and Christian doctrine stuff interfere with what you think is best…

[NB- Another 'Christian' young person who thinks he knows better than Christianity does and who has become a law unto himself, thereby abandoning faith and turning inward to find his own path of salvation - which in reality is a path to death.  Thank you, churches with your pizza party feel good non-doctrinal pseudo-theology, you've managed to lead another one down the broad path that leads to destruction].

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If Jesus is the Only Way, Why Do You Need a Rifle?

via Kara Slade

via Kara Slade

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The Cult at Mars Hill is Disintegrating

The revelations keep coming about imploding Mars Hill church, which this week announced that it was laying off staff and closing branches in the wake of numerous allegations of financial impropriety, porn-laced misogyny and abuse of power. Today, one of the most dogged bloggers following the saga, Warren Throckmorton, a psychology professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, published a 2012 memo purporetedly written by Mars Hill Executive Pastor Sutton Turner.

“It’s really incredible,” Throckmorton says of thememo, talking by phone today. Leaked to him by an insider, the memo reveals that as far back as two years ago Turner was warning elders about a financial crisis brought on by a culture of “entitlement,” “poor stewardship” and questionable ethics.

Sutton calls out dubious behavior on the part of church staffers. Some used the church credit card to “treat their wives to spa appointments,” or attended to their own personal ministries and consulting businesses on church time. This was not a secret, he wrote. When he came to Mars Hill 10 months prior, “the finance team kept a spreadsheet call ‘questionable expenses.’ So whether top leaders did not want to know or were complicit in their action is debatable.”

The church also routinely engaged in what Sutton called a “Hail Mary” strategy. Every December, the church would undergo an extra giving push. Members were told that the church needed additional funds for new branches or special projects. “But given our spending habits, their gifts just help us catch up,” he wrote.

Etc.  By the way, the reason I call it a cult is because organizationally it is cult-ish.  And in terms of its leadership, it is definitely cult-ish.  This does not mean that there are no Christians there.  But it does mean that they have been duped and misled and for their own spiritual well being need to get OUT and begin attending a Church where Christ is Lord and not the Mickey Mouse Tee Shirt Wearing ‘Senior Pastor’.

Mars Hill keeps secrets, closes books, hides things, makes members and leaders sign non-disclosure pacts, and all the trappings of a secretive cult trying its best to make sure people don’t know what’s really going on there.  Everything @PastorMark does is suspect and suspicious.  Christians, flee.

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Christian Mingle: The Movie…

Hollywood has gone insane.  It sees $$$$ in the ‘Christian’ market so it’s pimping the Bible for all they can squeeze out of it…   gag. Dear Lord, make it stop.

Via David Congdon.

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How Do You Get Millenials to Join Pentebabbleistic New Age Churches? Garbage Music of Course

Hillsong…  I might not see eye to eye with Mohler on lots of stuff, but on Hillsong he’s spot on:

“It’s a prosperity movement for the millennials, in which the polyester and middle-class associations of Oral Roberts have given way to ripped jeans and sophisticated rock music,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “What has made Hillsong distinctive is a minimization of the actual content of the Gospel, and a far more diffuse presentation of spirituality.”

Hillsong is the corporation-ized version of the prosperity heresy.  It’s yet another pentebabbleist cult not making disciples, but entertaining mobs.

When the entertainment gets boring, or the Millenials grow up and seek substance rather than form, Hillsong will go the way of the 8 track tape, emergent Christianity, and the seeker sensitive movement.

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Osteen Doubles Down: It’s All For Your Happiness

Victoria Osteen, wife of megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen, is standing by her controversial remarks that called upon congregants at Lakewood Church to “do good for your own self” because obedience, the church and worship are not for God as much as for self-happiness.

Only someone not paying attention to the Osteen’s long term heresy would be surprised that she would stand by her statement no matter how theologically inappropriate it is.

Categories: Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

Pat Robertson’s Insanity of the Day

Pat Robertson to 80-year-old who can’t pay bills: Keep tithing, get a job, sell your stuff on eBay. Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday told an 80-year-old viewer, who gave more than 10 percent to the church, that she should get a job or sell stuff on eBay if she couldn’t afford her medical bills.

Nice work Pat- keep on putting the crack in crackpot.

Categories: Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

More Nonsense From the Panderers

A Pennsylvania congregation seeking to attract new attendees has also generated controversy as it recently purchased billboard space that features the quote “I love sex,” attributed to God.

Restored Church, a non-denominational assembly in Wilkes-Barre purchased the billboard to advertise its upcoming sermon series on sex and the Song of Solomon.

“It’s in every single sitcom. It’s on the radio. I mean, you go on any major news media outlet and there’s stories about sexuality,” leader Dan Nichols told local television station WNEP. “If the culture can be so bold, I think the church can be so bold and speak directly on the subject and be up front about it.”

Yeah, the Church can, and should talk about sex.  But pandering or titillating are counterproductive and unnecessary.  Simply using sex as a tool to attract the otherwise disinterested will result in their attendance for a time but not true discipleship.  Such churches as this forget that we are called to make disciples, not church attenders.

But when church is nothing more than a business, you run it like one.

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If You Follow Joel Osteen, You’re Blind Being led by the Blind

If you still haven’t come to the realization that Joel Osteen (and his wife) are heretics, then you haven’t been paying attention or you’ve been hoodwinked by his Christian ‘sounding’ rhetoric which underneath is nothing other than new age self fulfillment in the guise of Christian faith.

Need more proof?  There’s this.

A recently recorded video is circulating online of Victoria Osteen, wife of megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen, calling on congregants at Lakewood Church to ‘do good for your own self’ because obedience, the church and worship are not for God as much as for self-happiness.

“I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we’re not doing it for God—I mean, that’s one way to look at it—we’re doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we’re happy,” she declares in the undated 36-second clip with her husband standing by her side and nodding. “That’s the thing that gives Him the greatest joy…”

The theological problem with that, in case you missed it, is that worship is NOT about you and obedience is NOT about your happiness.  God doesn’t exist for you, you exist for God.  The Osteen’s, as heretics, have it just backwards.

Why do I mention this?  Because some Christians in our country have been duped by Osteen’s self fulfillment false gospel and it is my task as the under-shepherd to guard the sheep from the wolves.

The Osteens are wolves.

Categories: Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

Mark Driscoll is Asked to Step Down, And He Responds

First, the statement of the Acts 29 board-

“It is with deep sorrow that the Acts 29 Network announces its decision to remove Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church from membership in the network. Mark and the Elders of Mars Hill have been informed of the decision, along with the reasons for removal. It is our conviction that the nature of the accusations against Mark, most of which have been confirmed by him, make it untenable and unhelpful to keep Mark and Mars Hill in our network. In taking this action, our prayer is that it will encourage the leadership of Mars Hill to respond in a distinctive and godly manner so that the name of Christ will not continue to be dishonored.”

Unsurprisingly, Driscoll sees this as an attack (because he’s mentally ill and everything that isn’t praise is an attack) and his own board at Mars Hill replies

Earlier today our board chairman, as well as many of our other pastors, received a letter from Matt Chandler, the president of Acts 29. The letter notified us that the board of Acts 29 has removed Pastor Mark and Mars Hill from membership in the Acts 29 church planting network. Our board responded to the letter with the following update to our elders, and we wanted to share it with you as well.

Men,

I told the lead pastors at the recent annual retreat that we are making real progress in addressing the serious reconciliation and unhealthy culture issues that have been a part of Mars Hill Church for way too long. And we are. I also told them that more opposition would undoubtedly be coming, and it has. Friendly fire always hurts the most.

Read the rest at Warren’t place.  Mark Driscoll is what happens when Churches blindly follow any man (or woman).  When a pastor is treated like a god, and his word becomes law, and his actions are above question, you are in a cult.

The only substantive difference between Driscoll and Jim Jones is that Driscoll hasn’t moved to South America.  Yet.

If anything wakes the emergents and the seeker sensitives up to the importance of doctrine, Driscoll is a perfect example of the vacuum created and filled when substantive and biblical doctrine is ignored.

Categories: pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

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