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End Times Fanatics and their Connection to Trumpism

This is a genuinely fascinating report.

By the numbers, there is no bigger advocate of President Donald Trump on Facebook than The Epoch Times.

The small New York-based nonprofit news outlet has spent more than $1.5 million on about 11,000 pro-Trump advertisements in the last six months, according to data from Facebook’s advertising archive — more than any organization outside of the Trump campaign itself, and more than most Democratic presidential candidates have spent on their own campaigns.

Those video ads — in which unidentified spokespeople thumb through a newspaper to praise Trump, peddle conspiracy theories about the “Deep State,” and criticize “fake news” media — strike a familiar tone in the online conservative news ecosystem. The Epoch Times looks like many of the conservative outlets that have gained followings in recent years.

But it isn’t.

Behind the scenes, the media outlet’s ownership and operation is closely tied to Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual community with the stated goal of taking down China’s government.

It’s that motivation that helped drive the organization toward Trump, according to interviews with former Epoch Times staffers, a move that has been both lucrative and beneficial for its message.

Former practitioners of Falun Gong told NBC News that believers think the world is headed toward a judgment day, where those labeled “communists” will be sent to a kind of hell, and those sympathetic to the spiritual community will be spared. Trump is viewed as a key ally in the anti-communist fight, former Epoch Times employees said.

Read the whole.  Fascinating.

 
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Posted by on 20 Aug 2019 in pseudo-theology

 

Mark Driscoll Thinks People Care What He Thinks

But he’s wrong because 1) he’s a theological fraud and 2) he’s a grammatical ignoramus:

 
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Posted by on 11 Jul 2019 in Heresy and Heretics, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

Paula White: Pentebabbleist, Heretic, And False Teacher… But I Repeat Myself

What garbage theology these pentebabblesit loons adopt. Wretched Montanists.

 
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Posted by on 9 Jul 2019 in Eyeroll, Heresy and Heretics, Modern Culture, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

Twitter ‘Theology’ That Makes Me Sigh

Nope.  Reverence belongs to God alone.  And your husband isn’t God.  Or even a god.  And besides, there’s not a speck of Scripture where wives are commanded to reverence their husbands.  So, shame on you for misrepresenting the Bible.

 
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Posted by on 8 Jul 2019 in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

‘Have God’s Ear in Prayer???’…

That’s not how prayer works.  God hears the prayers he wants to hear, not prayers uttered because someone is using a book, any book.  Lifeway, stop selling junk theology.  Get some theologians on staff and stop thinking the latest marketing craze is good enough.  Stetzer is gone.  Stop acting like he would act.

 

Robert Jeffress is Projecting

For it is he and the court evangelicals who have created an idol they happily worship-  bit.ly/30cX7iV

 
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Posted by on 3 Jul 2019 in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology, Total Depravity

 
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This is BLASPHEMOUS

 

Franklin Graham Has Never Called on Trump to Repent…

And yet he wishes Christians to pray that Trump continue to live in open rebellion against God.  The list of those who agree with Graham is a who’s who of enablers of evil.

We the undersigned are calling for June 2 to be a special Day of Prayer for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, that God would protect, strengthen, embolden, and direct him.

Etc.  But nary a word asking for Christians to pray Trump repent and turn from his racist ways.    If Trump (or Franklin, or any of the court evangelicals) really cared about being directed by God, they would repent in sackcloth and ashes.

 
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Posted by on 26 May 2019 in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology, Total Depravity

 

The Mega-Church Ponzi Scheme

The pastor of a megachurch in West Palm Beach, Fla., is refusing to hand over $1.7 million despite claims by federal prosecutors that the funds belong to people caught up in a $30 million Ponzi scheme run by a former church director.

According to the Palm Beach Post, U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg ordered $1 million in assets belonging to Winners Church, a suburban congregation in West Palm Beach, and to church pastors Fred Shipman and Whitney Shipman frozen.

Those assets will remain frozen until Rosenberg issues a ruling on their disposition.

The dispute is part of the fallout from an alleged Ponzi scheme run by Canadian financial commentator Harold Seigel and Florida resident Jose Aman. The duo allegedly convinced hundreds of people to invest millions in Argyle Coin, LLC, which claimed to be a cryptocurrency business related to diamonds.

According to a dozen lawsuits recently filed in Florida and elsewhere, the men were actually running an elaborate scam. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Tuesday (May 21) it was shutting down the operation, describing it as a Ponzi scheme.

Some of their money turned up at Winners Church, which boasts a congregation of more than 2,000and had listed Aman as a “director” on state records.

According to a new lawsuit, Aman gave $1 million to the church from 2014 to 2018 and gave church founder Bishop Fred Shipman $700,000. He also allegedly gave Fred Shipman’s son, Winners Church senior pastor Whitney Shipman, around $40,000 during that same time period.

Accordingly, don’t give your money to mega-churches.   So endeth the lesson.

 
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Posted by on 26 May 2019 in Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology, Total Depravity

 

The Bee Stings the ‘Multi-Campus’ Church Nonsense

A couple at Riverview Church North has complained about the unresponsiveness of their multi-site church’s video screen for their need for pastoral counseling, according to sources. Derrick and Judy Markham had been having some communication issues at home, and decided to seek help from their multi-site church, affectionately known as “R-North.” Going to the screen from which they get their weekly Sunday messages, the couple began pouring out their marital issues to the inanimate object, including Judy’s spending and Derrick’s untidiness. However, after a good half-hour with no response from the video screen, the couple’s discussion stalled, and they left discouraged.

“It was like talking to a wall,” explained a visibly frustrated Mrs. Markham. “Seriously, he’s so bright and electric on Sunday mornings; I thought he’d be the same one-on-one. I guess I was wrong.”

“I couldn’t get a read on what he thought about Judy’s mother,” noted Mr. Markham. “Just a total blank canvas, know what I mean?” The Markhams considered leaving R-North, but they love the satellite sermons and brand identity enough that they are willing to stay.

“We did think about trying one of the other 13 multi-site churches in this area. We want a church with a lead pastor whose charisma can’t be contained in a single building,” admitted Mr. Markham. “We even considered going to a church that wasn’t multi-site—but as I believe the Bible says, ‘forsake not the assembly of the screens.’”

Despite the disappointment, the Markhams aren’t giving up on their multi-site church’s head figure. The couple says they’ve asked the video screen to visit Mr. Markham’s bedridden great aunt later this week.

It is such an absurdity to speak of ‘multi- campus’ churches or ‘satellite’ congregations.  And it’s all done simply to puff up the pastor’s ego and the disinterest of the ‘members’ to do anything more than watch a big screen tv.  It isn’t Christianity.  It isn’t Church.  It is nonsense.

God hasten the day when these self-aggrandizing collectives die the death they so richly deserve.

 
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Posted by on 26 May 2019 in Modern Culture, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

It’s a Who’s Who of Fake Christians

Read all about them.

 
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Posted by on 24 May 2019 in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

Jim Bakker: Pentebabbleist Blasphemer

“The Jim Bakker Show” recently promoted a coin decorated with President Trump‘s face as a “point of contact” with God.

In a viral clip of the promotion, evangelical author Lance Wallnau described the $45 coin as a means for believers to establish a “point of contact” with God.

“When I asked the Lord ‘Why the coin?’ he said ‘Because when you take the coin, it’s a point of contact,’” Wallnau said in the clip, which was shared on Twitter by Right Wing Watch, which “monitors and exposes the activities of Radical Right political organizations.”

“So your faith is being released with a million other believers to pray protection and peace and wisdom and counsel over the president of the United States and over his family,” he added.

What vile blasphemy and idiotic pseudo-christianity.  Pentebabbleists… they really are profoundly theologically ignorant.

 
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Posted by on 16 May 2019 in Heresy and Heretics, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

The Museum of the Bible has Jumped the Shark

How absurd.  Next, they’ll put bags of garbage on display and call them Second Temple artifacts.

 
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Posted by on 4 May 2019 in pseudo-scholarship, pseudo-theology

 

When Your ‘Church’ Isn’t Even Pretending Anymore to be Anything But A Theater

 
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Posted by on 27 Apr 2019 in Heresy and Heretics, Modern Culture, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

Pandering 101

This is how you pander to a special interest group:

 
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Posted by on 21 Apr 2019 in Modern Culture, pseudo-scholarship, pseudo-theology

 

Helicopter Egg Drops…

Join us for our first annual “Eggstravanganza Easter Egg Hunt”, April 20 from 10am-1pm. for ages 2 years – 5th grade. A helicopter will drop thousands of eggs over the GCA Football field. Each age group will have their own designated time for their egg hunt. We will have a Family Fun Zone with inflatables, face painters, balloon artists and food trucks. Don’t miss this FREE event!

Ah yes- churches dropping eggs from helicopters and having pony rides and bounce houses and cotton candy on Holy Saturday. The early church did all this too because they thought Jesus’s stay in hell was just super awesome.

 
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Posted by on 20 Apr 2019 in Heresy and Heretics, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

Megachurch Pseudo-Christianity: The Ed Young Edition

Christless ‘Christianity’ is an entertainment industry.

 
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Posted by on 12 Apr 2019 in Heresy and Heretics, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

Garbage Theology

This isn’t Christianity, it’s gnosticism.

 
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Posted by on 8 Apr 2019 in Modern Culture, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

 

Fad Theology

This is what happens when exegetes stop caring about the interpretation of scripture and find themselves looking for something to do to occupy their time: faddism and ‘WhatIfIsm’.

 

Judas and Pilate: A Reminder

Neither Judas Iscariot nor Pontius Pilate left behind any written material.   Any words put into their mouths on tv are both purely speculative and highly suspect.

 
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Posted by on 7 Apr 2019 in pseudo-theology