You were right. They don’t. It is, literally, impossible to take an essayist seriously who suggests that the heretic TD Jakes (a non-trinitarian) is just what the American Church needs.
What folly. The HuffPo not only employs people who lie, they employ people who wouldn’t recognize Christianity if it ran up and gave them a foot washing.
Or as I call him, Sponge, because he absorbs bile and when you touch him that’s what comes out. Anyway, who is he? He’s the Episcopal Church’s answer to biblical literacy.
Do – read his books – if you hate yourself, have no interest in knowing what the Bible says, the church teaches, or the Theologians understand.
This ‘conference’ will doubtless be HILARIOUS! Because who knows more about real spirituality than a cast of apostates?
Rob Bell… spirituality… growth! HAHAHAAHAHAHA.
Standard Mark Driscoll behavior is reported here after his appearance at a recent conference where he spoke about ‘forgiveness’ with the entire sense seeming to be that he and his family were attacked and the people who did it need to be forgiven…
“Driscoll just gave a long lecture on forgiveness without asking for it,” Miller wrote. “In fact, it seemed like the entire lecture was aimed at his need to forgive those people who had wronged him.”
Driscoll may be trying to ease back into the saddle- but if he is allowed to, it’s all on the church which chooses to empower him. It will bear the responsibility, with him, of whatever future evils he perpetrates. And given the fact that he’s a wolf just wearing sheep’s skin, he will commence devouring again.
66 “And lo, the lordess then said to her disciples: Thus you shall teach and admonish one and all to ‘be nice’ and most importantly teach what those other texts called Scripture condemn, as correct. 67 That is, you shall exalt your own mind and the thoughts of your age to the status of revealed truth. In this way you will misinform many. 68 But be of good cheer- truth shall not matter to you but only the feelings of your own hearts. Many shall seek for Sunday, but few will there be that find it. And all the ‘disciples’ said amen. 69 Except Paul, for he did spit on the ground, mutter a curse, kick a stump, and wander off to preach the Gospel with Jesus beside him.”
No, it isn’t. The Kingdom of God is about God’s reign and rule. It is about the power of God to deliver people from sin, death, and hell. It is about repentance and conversion and restoration, to God. The Kingdom of God is about God, consists of God, subsists in God and has as its aim, God.
The Kingdom is NOT about you, your betterment, your improvement, your personal prosperity, or your hopes and dreams and wishes.
The view expressed in this heretical tweet is nothing but the ‘prosperity gospel’ in a new dress.