Herschel Walker- Winner of this Week’s ‘Dilly the Dilettante’ Award

@HerschelWalker isn’t just theologically ignorant, he doesn’t have any idea what the Bible actually says (since nowhere does Jesus EVER claim to be the Father, Son and Spirit. NO WHERE). Like all theological dilettantes, Herschel should stay in his lane. Whatever that is.

Anyway, Herschel, here’s your WELL DESERVED Dilly-

The Prophets of Baal Convention

@charliekirk11 – Announcing the first ever @tpusafaith Pastors Summit! Attendees will receive first-class training & teaching from 30+ guest speakers including fellow pastors, academics, and other thought leaders this August.

No, what they will receive is indoctrination in alt right pseudo-theology and how to be a proper prophet of Baal.

Prophet of Baal Hall of Shame

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.

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.

 

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.

Reminder: The ‘Rapture’ Is Nowhere Found in Scripture, nor is its Eschatology

So if you die, and you’re cremated, you don’t have to fret.  You weren’t going to be raptured anyway.

An Arkansas attorney has filed a lawsuit against a funeral home, claiming his client was cremated against the family’s wishes and prevented the man from being “raptured following the Second Coming.”  The lawsuit, filed by Brandon Lacy of Jonesboro on March 8, states that Harold D. Lee, of Pauline, South Carolina, wanted to be buried next to his parents at a Quitman, Arkansas, cemetery after his death in November 2019, KAIT-TV reported.

Ugh.  Stop getting your theology from non-theologians.

Don’t Get Your Eschatology from Pentebabbleists: The ‘Russia is Gog’ Lunacy

Is Russia a Key End-Times Player?

Most Bible experts carefully discuss these issues and are cautious not to overstate or definitively make proclamations about nations and events, though viable theories have emerged that are worth exploring.

Author Joel Rosenberg has been among those who have vocally explored Old Testament prophecies about the biblical end of days, discussing Russia’s potential placement in the mix. He published a blog post a few years ago in which he discussed world events as they pertain to the writings of Ezekiel, a biblical prophet.

“The Hebrew prophet Ezekiel wrote 2,500 years ago that in the ‘last days of history, Russia and Iran will form a military alliance to attack Israel from the north,” Rosenberg wrote. “Bible scholars refer to this eschatological conflict, described in Ezekiel 38–39, as the ‘War of Gog & Magog.'”

Etc.  Lunacy.  None of it is exegetically or theologically correct.  NONE OF IT.  Don’t get your eschatology from dilettantes.