Pentebabbleism isn’t Just Heretical, It’s Deadly

Two men are now charged in a 3-year-old girl’s alleged “exorcism” death. Authorities in San Jose, California say that the child’s grandfather Rene Trigueros Hernandez, 59, and uncle Rene Hernandez-Santos, 19, joined mother Claudia Hernandez-Santos, 25, in fatally abusing young Arely Naomi Proctor.

“Around 7:00 p.m., Defendant 2 [the uncle] knelt down beside the victim who was lying on the floor, and he placed one hand on the victim’s chest and one hand on her back,” a statement of facts says. “He applied pressure to the victim and maintained pressure for approximately 10 minutes. He stated the victim was alive at the beginning of this and he closed his eyes to pray. Upon opening his eyes, he believed the victim had died. They continued to pray and did not perform any lifesaving measures for the victim.”

Claudia, the mother, was charged back in January with felony child abuse causing death. Her brother and father were only recently arrested, with police saying they took the men into custody on Wednesday on the very same charge.

As previously alleged, Claudia took the child to the grandfather’s San Jose church on the morning of Sept. 24, believing the girl to be possessed by a demon. The grandfather confirmed to Mercury News in a report earlier this week that they intended to “liberate her of her evil spirits” but denied that she died by his own hands.

“If you read the Bible, you’ll see that Jesus casts away demons and made sick people healthy again,” said the grandfather, identified in the article as Rene Huezo, pastor of Iglesia Apostoles y Profetas. “It’s not when I want to do it, it’s when God, in his will, wants to heal the person. The preacher is like an instrument of God. What we do is what God says.”

Untrained readers of the Bible are a hazard to the public.

Janice McGeachin: Heretic

Heretic.

Idaho’s right-wing Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin vowed that “Christ will reign” if she is elected governor.

The lieutenant governor is looking to unseat incumbent Gov. Brad Little, also a Republican, and she’s drawn the endorsement of former president Donald Trump after she defended him during an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s program on Fox News, and she has campaigned with election conspiracists and white supremacists such as Stew Peters.

“God calls us to pick up the sword and fight, and Christ will reign in the state of Idaho,” McGeachin told Peters on his streaming program.

McGeachin has also associated with members of right-wing militia groups, including the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters, that were involved in the U.S. Capitol riot, and retired law enforcement officers came out in opposition to her “political extremism.”

Heretic.  Christ already reigns.  He needs neither your permission nor you assistance.  Heretic.

John MacArthur Shouldn’t Be Your Hero. He Is an Enabler of Rapists

In August 1979, Wendy Guay told her best friend that her father, Paul Guay—then a pastor at John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church—was regularly molesting her.

Her friend, Lisa (Tucker) Ward, told The Roys Report (TRR) that when she’d sleep over at Wendy’s house, Wendy would insist that they both go to bed fully clothed. Sometimes, Paul Guay would come in Wendy’s room in the middle of the night and would “hover over us,” Ward said.

But one night, the girls woke up and Guay was rubbing their backs. “Wendy woke up, freaked out, and grabbed me,” Ward said.

Soon afterward, Wendy divulged her secret to Ward. They then told Ward’s dad, John Tucker, a former missionary and then-member of Grace Community Church (GCC), about the abuse.

Read the whole disturbing thing.  And stop admiring evildoers like MacArthur.

Tell Me You Have a Deficient Ecclesiology Without Telling Me You Have a Deficient Ecclesiology

Baptize ‘virtually’.  That’ll do it.  Why?  Because baptism is the indicator of membership in a local church where the member will live, serve, worship, encourage, pray, study, and practice their faith among and along with others.  That does not and cannot happen when someone is baptized at a distance and simply then watches worship services on tv.

That isn’t church membership, and it isn’t even Christianity.  It is heresy.

Every mega-church is a cult.  This one is no different.  It isn’t making disciples, it is misleading people into thinking that Christianity is a spectator sport.

Heresy.

How to Avoid Wasting Time Online

The best way to avoid wasting time online is by ignoring any post, tweet, essay, YouTube video, podcast, TikTok, Reel, Instagram post and any other thing out there that contains the words ‘the TRUE history…’ of whatever.

Every single such thing is always absolute trash.  Don’t waste time on it.  Trust me here.  Not only will you have spent time you will never get back, but you will hate yourself for it.  It is ALWAYS pseudo-scholarship invented by the tinfoil hat people.

I’m urging you to spare yourself the abject misery you’ll experience by bothering with such garbage.  Purveyors of these things aren’t smart or even clever.  They’re just sad and lonely and have small IQ’s.

 

From Reports a Year Ago- Hillsong: A Franchise Pseudo-Church

Former Hillsong Dallas Lead Pastor Reed Bogard and his wife, Jess, were under investigation for leadership failures when they abruptly resigned in January, Hillsong Church Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston said Saturday while announcing a pause in the operation of the Texas campus.

“Early in our process, the Bogards decided to resign from Hillsong Church. We accepted their resignations and acknowledged the time that the Bogards spent establishing our Dallas location,” Houston and his wife, Bobbie, told members of the church launched in 2019 in an email cited by The Daily Mail.

“It was very disappointing to learn that, while some of you experienced the Bogards as dedicated pastors, many others have experienced leadership that failed to meet the commitments and standards of Hillsong Church,” the Houstons continued. “I want to be the first to apologize to those who felt disappointed or hurt, and I pray that God does a swift work in bringing peace and healing.”

Lessons to be learned:

  • Stop attending ‘multi-campus’ churches, they aren’t Churches, they’re cults.
  • Stop exalting pastors to celebrity status.
  • Stop financing pseudo-christian mall named cults.
  • If a church you’re interested in attending has more than 3 people on staff, go somewhere else.
  • If a church has the word ‘campus’ ANYWHERE in its description, find somewhere else to go.

Hillsong isn’t the Only Shady Megachurch: Arise Church too is Abhorrent

Read all about it.

The ‘church’ has hired a PR firm in the wake of this reporting.

If your ‘church’ has to hire a PR firm, shut it down.

And, again, because some of you haven’t gotten the message yet- if it’s a mega ‘church’ it’s a cult. Stop supporting them and stop attending them and find an actual local church to go to.

More Pentebabbleist Nutbaggery: The GOP Politician Urging People to ‘Pray Away’ the Covid Vaccine

You can’t make this stuff up.

Radical religious-right activist Janet Folger Porter, who is currently running for Congress in Ohio, says that if Christians who have received a COVID-19 vaccine will repent and pray, God will remove that “poison” from their body.

This is the perfect time to remind you not to get your theological advice from politicians.  They never know what they’re talking about.