The Cross is at the heart of the Christian faith and thus at the heart of the Christian life. Death to self, obedience to the Lordship of Christ. These are the very essence of the Gospel from which flow all righteous acts. What Martin is advising is nothing more than a philosophy of humanitarianism, which is NOT the Gospel. It is in fact a false gospel. A substitute gospel of human merit. Nothing more. Yet it ‘sounds’ right, but it is not right. It is Christianity devoid of the Cross and that is no Christianity worth knowing.
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The premise of the tweet below is simply false. The God portrayed in the Old Testament shows love (hesed) to people constantly. Read Hosea. Read Exodus! And the God portrayed in the New Testament can get as angry as he pleases. Read the Gospels (with their many references to hell and judgment). Read the book of Revelation!
This false dichotomy has been around too long and casual readers of the Bible need to stop acting as if it were legit, because every time they do, they put their ignorance on full display.
What with your insane pseudo-exegesis and moronic claims. Do you guys even Bible?
Last week, End Times author Paul McGuire appeared on the Jim Bakker Show and declared that President Trump is currently engulfed in “the greatest spiritual battle in the history of all mankind.” He expanded on his claim on his radio program this Thursday, this time clarifying that the battle is with “advanced beings” who possess “supernatural multidimensional” powers.
And it gets even weirder.
“The physical battles that we see in our world and nation right now are a direct manifestation of the spiritual battles going on in the invisible realm,” McGuire said in an audio clip flagged by Right Wing Watch.
“There are people very high up in what is called the globalist occult or globalist Luciferian rulership system, and this rulership system consists of what used to be called the Pharaoh-God Kings, it’s what Aldous Huxley called ‘The Scientific Dictatorship,’ and these are advanced beings who know how to tap into supernatural multidimensional power and integrate it with science, technology, and economics,” he continued.
McGuire even had the hierarchical structure of these advanced beings pegged, saying they are at the “highest level of the pyramidic organizational structure in which the highest ranking officers, if you will, of the New World Order and Mystery Babylon are ruling the earth through an organizational structure that looks like the pyramid on the back of the U.S. dollar.”
“And they control the world because they understand that the true control of the world is done through supernatural mechanisms.”
You guys are just complete lunatics.
If Your Pastor Calls Himself ‘Apostle’ And His ‘Church’ Has Aerialist Performances, You Need to Find a Real Church to Attend
Because this isn’t a real Church. This is a show. It isn’t about worship it’s about entertainment. It isn’t Christianity, it’s an infomercial for poor theology and worse ecclesiology.
Pentebabbleists Really Are Insane- And They Are What Happens When Theology isn’t Moored to Scripture
If Pentebabbleists tied their theology to Revelation, they wouldn’t fall for the insipid ignorance so widespread in their spiritualism. They certainly wouldn’t say things like this guy has said:
“I think that is why there is so much of an attack on Donald Trump in America,” Gallups said. “I think this is very spiritual … and, at some levels, very demonic, a demonic attack.”
Gallups said that “Satan hates” Trump’s support for Israel and so “Satan is raising up antagonism right here in America” against the president.
“A lot of people don’t know it, they think it is all political,” he added. “I think a lot of it is deeply, deeply spiritual. You talk about the deep state? There is a deeper state.”
Later in the broadcast, Bakker urged viewers to support his network, saying that God wants his daily television program to remain on the air because it is not only important to Trump personally but vital to helping Republicans maintain control of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections. Bakker claimed that Trump called him directly after the 2016 election and spent 20 minutes thanking him and telling him that his show “was one of the things that made a big difference in this election.”
“The spirit of Antichrist is trying to destroy all Gospel,” Bakker warned. “Christian television, if the enemy, if the opposition ever gets a hold of this country again; believe me, you have no idea how much this world hates the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
“They hate Trump so bad, I’m afraid they might even have him assassinated,” Bakker said, asking Gallups what will happen “if we have a switch back to an anti-Christ government” in the midterms.
“The light will go out and it will get dark quickly,” Gallups responded.
These people are so ignorant of Scripture that they think darkness is light and evil is good. Isaiah has something to say to them:
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
That put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
That put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Is 5:20
After announcing a “Freedom Sunday” patriotic service scheduled for this weekend, Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas confirmed to his congregation that a brand-new sermon series on the topic of idolatry would be kicking off the following Sunday.
Jeffress confirmed the “big, patriotic blowout” would be a “one-time thing,” after which the pastor would begin preaching a new, regular series on not having any other gods before the Lord. Titled “Idols,” the six-week series will focus on all the different things Christians have a tendency to worship rather than giving glory to God alone, according to Jeffress.“We get to set aside 60 minutes this coming Lord’s Day to stand in awe of this great Christian nation, in place of our usual time of worship,” Jeffress said. “I’ll be preaching a sermon called ‘America is a Christian Nation,’ we’ll get to recognize those who served in the military, and we’ll have fireworks, songs honoring America, and just some really great patriotic worship.”
“But don’t worry,” he added. “Next week we’ll be right back in the Word, checking out all the places God warns us about worshiping anything except for Him in our exciting new series.”
Jeffress really is holding a ‘patriotic’ worship service at his cult. If there were any biblically literate people on staff there or members of the cult they would denounce this regularly and loudly. Alas, there aren’t.
“Trinity Broadcasting Network simply wasn’t right for our brand, as it contains accurate theology and no indication that we regularly broadcast completely heretical teachings,” TBN president Matt Crouch said on the live show. “We wanted to remind our audience that we’re all about the blasphemy, 24/7.”
Coinciding with the name change, the network also announced an exciting new variety show called “The Benny Hinn Show,” a workout program tentatively titled “Steven Furtick Pumps You Up,” and a spin-off of an old MTV show dubbed “Cribs: Prosperity Preacher Edition.”
Pentebabbleists… they do love their heresy.
A B.C. couple whose religious views are too extreme even for churches and pastors and put them at odds with family, doctors, social workers and anyone else trying to help them with their daughter, have lost their battle for custody of her.
The unusual child custody trial featured the couple speaking in tongues to a stuffed animal they said transmitted the word of God directly to them and refusing legal assistance because Jesus Christ — through the stuffed lion — was their lawyer, witness and judge.
In November, when the girl was one, the Provincial Court of British Columbia formally declared she was in need of protection and placed her in provincial custody, a decision the parents appealed to the B.C. Supreme Court. The parents claimed the judge violated their Charter rights, discriminated against them as Christians and made procedural errors.
Both parents were raised in Christian homes, she in Ontario and he in B.C., but strayed from their roots until reconnecting with their beliefs as adults. They met in 2014 and shared a mutual interest in their own emerging view of the Christian faith and were privately married a year later, court heard.
They are not named to protect the identity of the child.
They had unstable working and living arrangements, moving around various communities in B.C., court heard. Their views started interfering with their relationships with others, including Christian communities. Several churches banned them and even called police for assistance when the couple set out to “purge churches of evil influences,” according to court records.
At one point, after the birth of their child, they were criminally charged with causing a disturbance after police were called to a church in West Kelowna where the parents were trying to cleanse demonic influences, court heard.
“It appears that, due to their strong religious beliefs, they are intolerant of those who do not espouse identical views. This includes other Christians,” Justice Diane MacDonald wrote in her ruling, released this week.
Etc. So, do keep the Bible out of the hands of the unhinged.
The GOP is now the party of the immoral. Congrats. And never, ever, ever pretend again that you care about anything regarding ethics or morality. I don’t want to hear a word from you about abortion or gay marriage or family values or any social issue at all. YOU HAVE ZERO CREDIBILITY.
Fewer Republicans are likely to say now that it is important for the president to provide moral leadership than they were under the Clinton administration, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.
Overall, U.S. adults see moral leadership as a less important task for the president than they did roughly two decades ago, the poll found. Sixty-six percent said that it is an important responsibility of the president, compared to 72 percent between 1994 and 1999.
But Republicans showed the biggest drop in how much they value moral leadership from the president, from 86 percent to just 63 percent, the Gallup poll found.
Independents saw a seven-point drop, falling from 69 percent to 62 percent.
The only group that saw an increase in a perceived importance of moral leadership in the White House was Democrats. From 1994 to 1999, an average of 64 percent of Democrats said moral leadership was important, compared to 77 percent today.
The poll is indicative of the partisan divide when it comes to the moral character of presidents. Clinton was surrounded by scandal for much of his time in the White House, as his personal and business dealings came under scrutiny from an independent counsel.
Likewise, Trump has come under public scrutiny on multiple fronts, ranging from allegations of an affair to a special counsel investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
The Gallup poll also found that a majority of Americans – 59 percent – believe that Trump provides weak moral leadership for the country. Conversely, 40 percent said that he offers strong moral leadership.
Republicans and Democrats diverged sharply on the president’s moral leadership, with 77 percent of Republicans saying that he provides strong moral leadership and 91 percent of Democrats saying his moral leadership is weak. Sixty percent of independents said they view Trump’s moral leadership as weak.
The Gallup poll surveyed 1,024 U.S. adults nationwide from May 1 to 10. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
On April 28, 2011, Mark Taylor—a recently retired firefighter—woke at 2 a.m. Unable to return to sleep, he turned on his TV. Clicking through channels, he stopped at C-Span. The man on his screen was Donald Trump.
At that moment Mark heard God say, “You are hearing the voice of the next president.” Little did Mark know several dozen video recordings of others documented that they also heard the same message and were equally convinced it came from God.
Years later, while receiving treatments for post-traumatic stress—remnants from his work as a firefighter—Mark’s therapist, Dr. Don Colbert, an expert in the treatment of PTS, asked permission to share Mark’s unusual journal entry with his wife, an international ministry networker, Mary Colbert. Mary immediately recognized the rhythm and cadence of the April 28 journal entry as a message that was very important and special.
After seeking counsel and much prayer, Mary created the Nation Builders prayer network, which grew organically to hundreds of thousands of Christians uniting in prayer for our nation and its leadership.
Mark and Mary eventually co-wrote a book chronicling his remarkable journey from his stressful work as a firefighter, through the evening election night, 2016. Part of that book is the basis for The Trump Prophecy, a film focusing on the power of prayer and the biblical mandate to pray for those in authority over us.
Ugh. The madness people will suck up when they have not even the most basic understanding of Scripture.
North Point Community Church Senior Pastor Andy Stanley has stated that Christians need to “unhitch” the Old Testament from their faith. In the final part of a recent sermon series, Stanley explained that while he believes that the Old Testament is “divinely inspired,” it should not be “the go-to source regarding any behavior in the church.”
That’s what Marcion said, and the Church rejected it, and him. Put plainly, one CANNOT understand the New Testament without the Old and there is a LOT in the OT that is extremely valuable. Jettisoning it for the sake of some pseudo- Gospel is heresy. Damnable heresy. And Stanley is a damnable heretic.
No, there isn’t a giant planet heading this way. And no, there is no such thing as a ‘Christian numerologist’.
The end of the world is going to kick off on April 23 – but it’s not going to be a nuclear conflagration set off by events in Syria.
Instead, a mysterious ‘death planet’ will appear in the sky, setting off volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes – and it’s all predicted in the Bible.
Or at least that’s what Christian numerologist David Meade claims, in an interview with the Daily Express.
Meade, we should point out, has form, as he previously predicted that the death planet Nibiru would appear to kill us all late last year.
This time, he claims that an alignment of stars represents ‘he Lion of the tribe of Judah’ – meaning that the Rapture, when Christ returns to bring the faithful to paradise, is at hand.
David Meade is a charlatan. Period.
According to U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine, Savannah, Georgia minister, Cedric Manior, 44, of Rincon, was sentenced on March 30 to 10 years of incarceration by United States District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood. According to a release, Manior was convicted last August of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Crack Cocaine and to being a Felon in Possession of Firearms.
Evidence presented in court filings and at sentencing revealed that Cedric Manior, also known as “Preacher Man,” a minister of New Beginnings International Outreach Ministry, was involved in a major drug trafficking organization that sold cocaine and crack cocaine in the Southern District of Georgia and elsewhere. According to reports, Manior stored and sold drugs from his home located in Rincon, and he also directed his adult son, Cameron Edwards, to sell illegal drugs on his behalf.
It’s what happens when your ‘church’ is a front for a drug operation…
Nathan O. Hatch’s The Democratization of American Christianity contains this gem (with thanks to Ted Beam for it)-
The upstarts with the ready tongues do indeed deceive the multitude. And today they are Joel Osteen, TD Jakes, Rick Warren, Rob Bell, Rachel Held Evans, and the rest of the self appointed pseudo-theologians and pseudo-Christians whose works litter the bookstores and Jesus Junk shacks and tv stations today and since Americans have no power to discern spirits, they are happy to buy into the arbitrary fancies and baseless opinions of these rankly theologically amorphic false teachers.