Bad Theology is Bad. And Pentebabbleism is Purely Bad Theology

There’s a certain lunacy and wretchedness in any theological perspective that leads people to believe the sorts of things pentebabbleists believe.

And although I’ve seen more than my fair share of examples of the depths of theological ignorance that pentebabbleism can plumb, this is the lowest of the low.

Pentebabbleism is a sickness.  Watch the video at the link above and you’ll agree.

Alright Pentecostals, When is Enough Enough for You? Have You NO Sense of Truth?

Have you NO understanding of doctrine?  Why in the name of God do you allow this kind of blasphemous nutbaggery to exist in your midst?  This is YOUR guy.  Do something with him.

Act like Christians instead of satan worshippers and heretics.  Remove this vile wretch from his pulpit.

More Pentebabbleist Nutbaggery

A man who claims he went to hell in 2016 has explained in a new TikTok to his followers exactly what it was like. Gerald Jonhson uploaded a video to his TikTok account – which has over 60,000 followers – describing his experience in hell six years ago. At the start of the five-minute video, Gerald explained how he ‘wouldn’t wish it [hell] on my worst enemy.’  He explained that he thought he was having a heart attack, saying that his spirit went down into the centre of the Earth – where he and Jesus said hell is.

Um, nope.  Jesus never says where hell is and he certainly never says it’s in the center of the earth. But do go on.

Gerald then explained some of the things he apparently saw in hell. He said: “One of the things I saw that just blew me away was a man on all fours like a dog, he was burnt from the crown of his head to the souls of his feet. “He had a chain around his neck, it was a demon holding the chain.  “I knew that this demon was sent in this man’s life to ride him from his childhood to the time that he died.”

Gerald then spoke on music being in hell, but it is not enjoyed by millions like it is here on Earth.  He said: “There’s a section in hell where music was playing and it was the same music that we hear on the earth but as opposed to entertainers singing it, demons were singing it.  He explained how songs such as ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin would help you get over a breakup for example, but the lyrics in hell are intended for a very different purpose.

LOLOLOLOLOL…  Just stop.

No, Don’t

If you did, you would be making a ‘category error’.  The bible may well contain novella (cf. the Joseph story) but it also contains a whole range of genre, and to read the whole as though it were a novel is not only a recipe for disaster, it is wrongheaded and inadequate.

So, no, don’t.

PS: it should be $6.66.

What? There’s a Mega-Church Pastor Out There Who Is Fleecing the Flock? Well Color me Shocked…

A prominent New York City pastor who went viral over the summer after he was robbed during a live stream has been arrested and hit with numerous charges, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Lamor Whitehead is a Brooklyn-based pastor and community leader known for his flamboyant wardrobe and displays of wealth. He has also been noted for his connections with several high-profile public figures, including New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

The DOJ announced on Monday that Whitehead had been arrested that morning.

According to the official statement, the pastor is accused of defrauding one of his parishioners out of their retirement savings, attempting to commit fraud and extortion against a businessman, and lying to the FBI. The parishioner and businessman that he allegedly targeted were not identified in the announcement.

“As we allege today, Lamor Whitehead abused the trust placed in him by a parishioner, bullied a businessman for $5,000, then tried to defraud him of far more than that, and lied to federal agents,” Damian Williams, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement. “His campaign of fraud and deceit stops now.”

Another damned (and I use that word in its purely biblical sense of eternally condemned) mega church wolf in sheep’s clothing.  Such a person is a curse and a plague and a tool of Satan for the besmirching of the true Body of Christ.

This Could Not Be More False (and it’s Still False)

If you ARE reading the Old Testament allegorically, you aren’t reading the Old Testament at all.  You’re reading INTO the Old Testament the fevered imaginings of a lunatic.

If you ARE reading the Old Testament as a revelation of Christ, you aren’t reading the Old Testament at all.  You’re reading INTO the Old Testament the fevered imaginings of a lunatic.

Johnny Hunt Should Never Stand in a Pulpit Again

Sure, he can repent his evil predation.  Sure, God can forgive him.  But he is DISQUALIFIED from ministry. Permanently.  Period.

It’s funny how these ‘Pastors’, who pretend to love God and who pretend to know scripture, will allow what God does not.  And scripture is particularly clear here-

The presiding elder must have an impeccable character. Husband of one wife, he must be temperate, discreet and courteous, hospitable and a good teacher; not a heavy drinker, nor hot-tempered, but gentle and peaceable, not avaricious,  a man who manages his own household well and brings his children up to obey him and be well-behaved:  how can any man who does not understand how to manage his own household take care of the Church of God?  He should not be a new convert, in case pride should turn his head and he incur the same condemnation as the devil.  It is also necessary that he be held in good repute by outsiders, so that he never falls into disrepute and into the devil’s trap. (1 Tim. 3:2-7)

The bits in bold face are where Hunt is a clear and present failure.  The bits in italic are probably areas of failure.

Hunt is DISQUALIFIED on all counts.

“We believe the greatest days of ministry for Johnny Hunt are the days ahead,” said Rev. Steven Kyle, pastor of Hiland Park Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida, in the video.  Kyle, along with pastors Mark Hoover of NewSpring Church in Wichita, Kansas; Benny Tate of Rock Springs Church in Milner, Georgia; and Mike Whitson of First Baptist Church in Indian Trail, North Carolina, said they had worked with Hunt and his wife on an “intentional and an intense season of transparency, reflection and restoration” in recent months.

None of those four are familiar with even the most basic teaching of scripture.  They should probably be excluded from ministry as well.  Whatever the case may be with them,

HUNT IS DISQUALIFIED FOR LIFE.

I Can See Why People are Annoyed…

I would have walked out.

Dr. Michael Banner, the dean of Trinity College, said Joshua Heath raised “legitimate” speculation in his Evensong sermon during which the researcher claimed from the pulpit of Trinity College chapel that non-erotic portrayals of Jesus’ penis in historical paintings “urge a welcoming rather than hostile response towards the raised voices of trans people,” according to the Daily Telegraph.

In Christ’s simultaneously masculine and feminine body in these works, if the body of Christ as these works suggest the body of all bodies, then his body is also the trans body,” Heath said.

The quest for ‘relevance’ leads inexorably to absolute irrelevance.

Stephen Wolfe Proves Tertullian Right

Stephen Wolfe, author of the nauseatingly bad ‘Case for Christian Nationalism’ (which to be fair should really be called ‘Mein Kampf’ (reviewed here and here) appears to teach at Kepler (new to me, I’ve never heard of it) and also appears to have

“… completed his PhD in political philosophy at LSU in 2020”.

Philosophy…  Well he manages to do one thing- he proves Tertullian’s dictum true:  ‘Philosophers are the Patriarchs of heretics‘.

Don’t Be Like Costi Hinn

Well that’s quite the generalization isn’t it sparky. You realize, don’t you, that generalizations like this are also known as lies- because they lack the one element essential to be true: truth.

What an absurd tweet. How sad that some church trusts him to lead.

Don’t be like Costi Hinn.  Don’t be a liar.

More Pentebabbleist Nutbaggery

The ‘theology’ which drives this sort of thing is just so utterly bereft of any biblical foundation.  It is spiritualism- that deplorable practice of basing beliefs on feelings rather than Scripture.

These people aren’t Israelites and they aren’t commissioned by God to victory against an ancient city.  They’re just sad uninformed ignorant people who have no understanding and who made politics their religion.