Jakes tweeted 3 hours ago-
Every single one of you who send this clown money deserve to lose every penny you have. He isn’t doing God’s work, and you aren’t supporting any ministry- you’re supporting a con man who cares NOTHING for the people suffering in his own city. Shame on you for enabling this kind of absolute depravity. With thanks to David Beadle for the heads up.
So, given their resources and their massive bank accounts funded by the fleeced flocks they deceive weekly, what exactly are these three pseudo-Christians doing to help their city? Opening their churches to the displaced? Paying for hotel rooms and food and clothing? Anything? At all?
These three love to self promote but they’re being very quiet these days… I wonder why…
I mentioned this film some time ago and was very pleased to watch a subtitled version and review it. Now, brilliantly, the producers and distributors have made an English version!
When his father is arrested for printing a forbidden letter written by controversial reformer Martin Luther, 12-year-old Storm escapes with the original. On the run from authorities, Storm finds unexpected help from Maria, a young girl who lives in the city’s underground tunnels. In a race against time, Storm tries to save his father from execution and get the letter into safe hands. But whom can he trust? What starts out as a fearful flight becomes a bold fight for freedom.
You owe it to yourself to watch this film! It’s one of the best dramatizations of life in Luther’s day that has yet been produced.
Celebrity pastor Joel Osteen is drawing intense criticism online for keeping his megachurch closed during Hurricane Harvey and instead offering social media promises of prayers.
The “prosperity gospel” minister preaches at a 16,800-seat arena at Lakewood Church near downtown Houston, which has suffered severe flooding after the hurricane made landfall and then parked over the city.
Osteen offered prayers in a Saturday afternoon tweet, but his critics asked for more.
Again, sorry, but you’re foolish if you imagine for half a minute that Joel Osteen is an actual Christian minister. He is, and has always been, and always will be nothing but a self serving greed driven heretic fleecing the foolish flock. You might as well expect Donald Trump to open his hotels to victims.
Therefore, dear lords, here is a place where you can release, rescue, help. Have mercy on these poor people! Let whoever can stab, smite, slay. If you die in doing it, good for you! A more blessed death can never be yours, for you die while obeying the divine word and commandment in Romans 13 [:1, 2], and in loving service of your neighbor, whom you are rescuing from the bonds of hell and of the devil.
And so I beg everyone who can to flee from the peasants as from the devil himself; those who do not flee, I pray that God will enlighten and convert. As for those who are not to be converted, God grant that they may have neither fortune nor success. To this let every pious Christian say, “Amen!” For this prayer is right and good, and pleases God; this I know. If anyone thinks this too harsh, let him remember that rebellion is intolerable and that the destruction of the world is to be expected every hour.
Luther had no use for disturbers of the peace. No use at all. And he could break out in real authentic rage against them, summoning the Sword to do its duty to protect society from the rabble rousers and trouble makers. And there simply is no doubt that were he around these days he would be firmly on the side of peace and quiet and consequently, both Antifa and the Klan would feel his ire.
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Jim West is a man of very decided opinions. However, and this is much to his credit, in the Commentary I’ve read he does not advocate his opinions about Scripture. What he does is explain and simplify, working from the original language, without being simplistic. And this is to be commended. – Athalya Brenner
In a surprisingly candid interview with Vox, a former producer of Pat Robertson’s 700 Club television show said the evangelist was more concerned with raking in cash than using the Bible to save souls.
No duh. The only people who didn’t know this are the ones foolish enough so send this Pentebabbleist heretic money in the first place.
Speaking with writer Tara Isabella Burton, former 700 Club producer Terry Heaton explained the culture that surrounded the popular televangelist’s TV show as it grew to prominence in the 80’s and 90’s.
According to the former producer, who has just written “The Gospel of the Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP,” he had a religious awakening during that period, but that his newfound Christian beliefs didn’t always jibe with the vision of Robertson.
Heaton began by explaining his reason for writing the book that attacks the hand that used to feed him.
“I wrote the book because I felt I needed to apologize for my role in what we have in front of us today, although I don’t necessarily feel guilty about it,” Heaton explained. “I just want to get it on the record that I participated in something that has turned out to be pretty bad.”
Adolf von Harnack wrote of you
Augustine comes before us, in the first place, as a reformer of Christian piety, altering much that belonged to vulgar Catholicism, and carrying out monotheism strictly and thoroughly. He gave the central place to the living relation of the soul to God; he took religion out of the sphere of cosmology and the cultus, and demonstrated and cherished it in the domain of the deepest life of the soul. On the other hand, we will have to show that while establishing the sovereignty of faith over all that is natural, he did not surmount the old Catholic foundation of the theological mode of thought; further, that he was not completely convinced of the supremacy of the religious over the moral, of the personal state of faith over ecclesiasticism; and finally, that in his religious tendencies, as generally, he remained burdened by the rubbish of ecclesiastical tradition.
That sums you up pretty well.
Jerome knew, for instance, that the reason people made no time to worship God was because they love other things more than they love God. Or, in his words, Men invariably worship what they like best. – St. Jerome
That simple phrase explains the world.