A Theological Explanation for the ‘Success’ of Mega-Churches and their False Teachers

From Letter of Marque

According to scripture, they’re not successful because they’ve tapped into the latest movement of the Spirit, or because their on the cutting edge of revival or because they’ve found a way to communicate the timeless truths of scripture in fresh relevant ways. Nope. Here’s what God says: “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” (1 John 4:4–6).

There’s more that’s very much worth considering. I find this argument much more scriptural and much more theologically adept and accurate (mutatis mutandis) than the claims of the defenders of the mega churches and their ‘pastors’ who are, sadly, less informed than they imagine themselves to be.

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2 thoughts on “A Theological Explanation for the ‘Success’ of Mega-Churches and their False Teachers

  1. Milton Almeida 4 Jul 2012 at 12:53 pm

    1 Kings 22:22-23, 2 Chronicles 18:21-22. God does not punish the wicked by removing that which makes them wicked or their wickedness. God gives them even more of that which makes them wicked! We see that in God relenting the choosing of a king, and they got Saul, we see that in Romans where God delivers the same pattern in chapter 1 and verse 24. So, what I see, and saw in Mega Churches, since I served not a few of their pastors as a Portuguese interpreter, is that same pattern: God gives them a lying spirit and abandons them to their own uncleanness and wickedness making their heresies sound “really” good. God has a way to maintain the reprobate in his blindness and the heretic in his rebellion. Thus, the continuation, the proliferation, the wide spread growth of mega churches and the dissemination of heresy.
    As I often say: “a bloodsucker with a lot of hair is a harry tick; whoever spreads error and false doctrine and uses worldly riches to support their idea of blessedness is a heretic. Both words sound the same and both SUCK the blood of the ill protected.”

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