pseudo-christianity

Ed Young: Publicity Seeking False Teacher

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Young simply wishes to be wealthy and well known.  That’s why he invited Glenn Beck to speak to his cult.

A popular megachurch minister in Texas has come under fire for inviting radio host and author Glenn Beck to speak at his church as part of an Independence Day celebration.

Ed Young of the multi-site Fellowship Church invited Beck, an outspoken Mormon, to speak during all of his Sunday services today as part of Young’s Freedom Experience event. Beck’s presentations were advertised on the church website as “a message of hope and history as we look to honor those who have provided us with our freedom.”

Young and his cult aren’t even pretending to be a Christian Congregation anymore.

Andy Boyd, a spokesman for Fellowship Church, said that Beck was invited since he is a known American historian, and also because the he has “shown his love for God in many ways.”

Bahahahahahahahahaha!  Historian!!!!  HA.  David Barton is as much a ‘historian’ as Beck.  But aside from that, worship isn’t about honoring a country, it’s about honoring God.  And Young’s cult allows it.

Fad Theology: An Observation

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rheFad theology: that theology which is based in the wispy wishful thinking of those who have no solid foundation in Scripture. And want none.

Heckling Joel

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Who hasn’t heckled Joel Osteen?  Instead of being arrested these people should have been applauded and everyone in Osteen’s audience (I refuse to use the word congregation because that would imply Osteen pastored an actual Church) should have joined in the heckling and then walked out.

“The moment he started to preach, somebody gets up and they yell “Joel Osteen you’re a liar,” said Anwar Richardson.  Richardson shot video of a security taking one of the hecklers out.  you can hear the congregation clapping as pastor Joel Osteen attempts to move along with his sermon.  but the disruptions continued.  “After the sixth time that it occurred, my son was sleeping in my lap, and I looked at my wife and she was nervous and we just decided we have to get out of here,” said Richardson.

Good decision.  Better decision- not to attend Heretic Osteen’s Audience.

And The Winner of this Year’s “Most Inappropriate and Historically Inaccurate Use of the Word ‘Reformation'” Goes To…. Rachel Held Evans and Her Cohort

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It’s as though they sat down and thought “hmmm…. what can we call our gathering that will both misuse the notion of Reformation and bastardize the historical movement which occurred in the 16th century which sought to purify and improve the Church… Oh, I know, let’s call it the ‘Reformation Project’ because…”

Good God in heaven.  I have many many words floating around in my head and not a single one of them are really suitable for a G rated blog.  The perverseness of this perversion is simply repulsive.  It’s time to enter into a season of imprecations.  Let’s go:

Give ear to my words, Yahweh, spare a thought for my sighing.  Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God! To you I pray, … You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil, no sinner can be your guest. You hate evil-doers, liars you destroy; … Not a word from their lips can be trusted, through and through they are destruction, their throats are wide — open graves, their tongues seductive.  Lay the guilt on them, … since they have rebelled against you. (Ps. 5)

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God, do not remain silent, do not stay quiet or unmoved, God!  See how your enemies are in uproar, how those who hate you are rearing their heads. They are laying plans against your people, conspiring against those you cherish;  they say, ‘Come, let us annihilate them as a nation, the name of Israel shall be remembered no more!’  They conspire with a single mind, they conclude an alliance against you, the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites, Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia and the Tyrians; even Assyria has joined them to reinforce the children of Lot.  Treat them like Midian and Sisera, like Jabin at the river Kishon; wiped out at En-Dor, they served to manure the ground. Treat their leaders like Oreb and Zeeb, all their commanders like Zebah and Zalmunna,  for they said, ‘Let us take for ourselves God’s settlements.’ My God, treat them like thistledown, like chaff at the mercy of the wind. As fire devours a forest, as a flame sets mountains ablaze, so drive them away with your tempest, by your whirlwind fill them with terror. Shame written all over their faces, let them seek your name, Yahweh!  Dishonour and terror be always theirs, death also and destruction. Let them know that you alone bear the name of Yahweh, Most High over all the earth. (Ps. 83)

Too much?  Hardly.  This movement is as heretical a sect as the Church has encountered since Arius rose as a Bishop for the schismatics.  While they adopt Christian sounding themes, their goals are nothing less than to rid the world of Christianity itself and replace it with a secular humanism the likes of which would please Marcion. False Christians promoting false Christianity to a world more than gleefully happy to see the truths of the Faith twisted into unrecognizable form and all for the sake of their own sense of self importance.

Disgusting.

I’ll turn it over to Luther.  He knows how to vent-

You cowardly slave, you corrupt sycophant, with your sickening advice!

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You run against God with the horns of your pride up in the air and thus plunge into the abyss of hell. Woe unto you, Antichrist!

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What devilish unchristian thing would you not undertake?

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I think that all the devils have at once entered into you.

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You say, “What comes out of our mouth must be kept!” I hear it – which mouth do you mean? The one from which the farts come? (You can keep that yourself!)

This is What Happens When Rupert Murdoch Buys an Erstwhile Christian Publisher

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Tis a stupid question.  Humanity is fallen.  It’s not a matter of whether or not the Church is ‘complicit’ (what the *&() does that mean anyway?) in the fact of mankind’s fallenness.  The destruction of the imago dei through rebellion and sin is simply the way things are.  Period.  No question.  No debate.

[NB- I know, I know, someone is going to say that the essay isn’t about that at all, etc. etc. blah blah blah.  The tweet itself is the absurdity].

Tony Campolo Wants to be the World’s Friend

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“It has taken countless hours of prayer, study, conversation and emotional turmoil to bring me to the place where I am finally ready to call for the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the Church,” he wrote in a statement posted to his website.

As previously reported, Campolo serves as one of the leaders at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, which is part of the National Baptist Convention USA and American Baptist Churches USA. In the 1990’s, he served as a spiritual adviser to then-President Bill Clinton, including during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Campolo’s wife, Peggy, is a homosexual activist and believes that the Church should be accepting of same-sex “marriage.” He explained on Monday that his wife is one of the reasons why he has decided to endorse acceptance of homosexuals in Christianity.

I know a number of people who have various views on various subjects who strangely change their mind as soon as someone in their family pressures them into accommodationism.   I once knew a man who was very concerned that Paul’s argument in Romans 1 and 2 was being overlooked by gay activists.  His wife, however, had a different view and shortly his view was hers and her view was his.  Radically.

When those things happen I always remember the sad story of William Barclay’s daughter.  Barclay was a Christian traditionalist holding the biblical view of a heaven and a hell.  Until his daughter died in a boating accident.  His daughter who had sadly never professed faith in anything or any god.  At that moment Barclay became a Universalist.

It’s amazing how willing people are to bend the truth to suit their needs.  Campolo is, like Barclay and my former friend (his wife caused him to have such harsh feelings that he severed our friendship) a truth bender, an accomodationist.

Anyway, Tony, maybe you and your colleagues might want to re-read James:

μοιχαλίδες, οὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι ἡ φιλία τοῦ κόσμου ἔχθρα τοῦ θεοῦ ἐστιν; ὃς ἐὰν οὖν βουληθῇ φίλος εἶναι τοῦ κόσμου, ἐχθρὸς τοῦ θεοῦ καθίσταται. (Jas. 4:4)