Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Theology From D-List TV Personalities

1- They’re lousy theologians.

2- They are untrained and ignorant.

And 3- They’re just nasty.

Candace Cameron Bure is clearing the air after sharing a video about her faith that some found offensive.  The “Fuller House” star, 45, recently shared a TikTok video of herself leaning toward the camera while mouthing the lyrics to the Lana Del Rey song “Jealous Girl.” Near the end of the video, she shows off a copy of the Bible.

“When they don’t know the power of the Holy Spirit,” she wrote in the caption.  She faced backlash after posting the clip on both TikTok and Instagram, with some people saying her video was too “seductive.”

“The Holy Spirit isn’t seductive. What is this??” one person commented on TikTok.

“Sensualizing your belief in the Holy Spirit? Kinda missing the mark here,” another person wrote.

“The song doesn’t match the Bible.. It’s seductive .. but at least she is bold in showing her Bible,” another person commented.

Bure later deleted the video from her Instagram page, while leaving it up on TikTok, and shared a lengthy video apology in her Instagram story.

Just say no to ignorant celeb-pseudo theologians.

Here’s Your Dilly, Mr Gipp

This guy deserves a Dilly the Dilettante Award more than anyone in years.  Here’s why:

The first question you should ask when talking with a “scholar” about this topic is “Do you accept the Bible as your final authority in all matters of faith and practice”?  If he says “yes” he just threw out his education.  If he says “no” then the conversation is over.  There is no reason to continue the conversation.  It’s a waste of time to talk with someone who doesn’t accept the Bible as their final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

And this

If you think about it, a translation is either going to be superior to an original, equal to an original, or inferior to an original.  These are the only options. According to our final authority in all matters of faith and practice, we find that a translation is always superior.

You don’t acquire that kind of ignorance in a few days.  That sort of stupidity takes decades to perfect.

But this bit, on why translations are ALWAYS better, takes the dilettante cake:

In discussing the originals versus translations, it’s important to remember these five ways a translation is superior.

-It’s all in one volume.  The originals were never in one binding.
-Book, chapter, and verse markings.  The originals were not written that way.
-More durable.  You couldn’t haul the originals around like you carry your Bible.
-It’s in English.  English is the language of the world.
-Multiple copies.  There never was a time when the originals were ever together in one book.  If they had been, there would only be one.

Wow.  Here’s your VERY well deserved Dilly, Mr Gipp.  And may God have mercy on whatever congregation has the sad misery of having to listen to your word vomit Dreck.

Pentebabbleist Heretic Tweet

This guy is a ‘Pentecostal’ ‘worship leader’.  I don’t what kind of Unitarian Universalist ‘church’ calls itself ‘Pentecostal’ but that’s what kind of ‘church’ this guy must ‘serve’.

He is wrong on every point.  Every point.  So naturally Twitter has given him a blue check.

If he were at my Church he wouldn’t have a job.

Paula White and More of Her Terrible, Awful, Biblically Empty, Theologically Inappropriate, Bad Advice

Paula says…

Meanwhile, the Bible says…

‘The heart is more devious than any other thing, and is depraved; who can pierce its secrets? (Jer. 17:9)

So if you take Paula’s very bad advice, you only find yourself ruined. Don’t be like Paula. Don’t follow your heart.

Heretical Bible Project Halted

The ‘God Bless the USA Bible’ is not going to happen.

A new Bible that includes singer Lee Greenwood’s licensed lyrics to “God Bless the USA” and America’s Pledge of Allegiance is off to a rough start.

The custom Bible’s Tennessee-based seller, marketing firm Elite Source Pro. led by Hugh Kirkpatrick, lost a manufacturing agreement to print the New International Version Bible text after a petition circulated in response to reporting by ReligionUnplugged, asking Zondervan and HarperCollins to drop the project. Neither HarperCollins nor its evangelical publishing groups Zondervan and Thomas Nelson will support the Bible product anymore. Zondervan released a statement to Religion Unplugged that the publisher never finalized a formal agreement with Elite Source Pro.

It was heresy from the start and its death is not to be mourned.

Absolute Theological Garbage

Zondervan is what happens when an Australian far right media mogul buys a publishing company: it produces absolute theological garbage.

Zondervan, a giant in Bible publishing, has agreed to license a “God Bless the USA Bible” that includes America’s founding documents and will ship to customers this September to mark 20 years after 9/11, according to the Bible’s Tennessee-based seller.

In its last pages, the custom Bible pre-selling for $49.99 includes the full texts of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and pledge of allegiance. The holy book also includes licensed lyrics to the popular 1984 song by country music singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the USA.” The song has a long history. It rose in prominence after the Gulf War and again after 9/11 in 2001. More recently it became known as the chorus for Trump rallies, but many artists have performed their own versions, including Dolly Parton and Beyoncé.

Garbage.

Pentebabbleist Backpeddling

Read all about it….

“After an embarrassing number of wrong prophecies and bungled predictions about the 2020 election, a group of charismatic Christian leaders have released a four-page statement of ‘prophetic standards’ to help correct abuses in the movement”

With thanks to Deane for mentioning it.

According to This Republican Woman, Slaves Loved their Masters… And She’s Exhibit 99,000 Why Most People Shouldn’t Be Allowed Within a Mile of the Bible

Honestly, you can’t make up this kind of ignorance.

The president of the Woman’s Republican Club of New Orleans this week defended a lawmaker from her party who believes that schools should teach the “good” of slavery.

I think people who think slavery is good should be slaves.

In a post to Facebook on Sunday, Martha Huckabay — a former delegate for Donald Trump — lashed out at a CNN segment which criticized Louisiana state Rep. Ray Garofalo (R-LA), who said that children should learn “about everything dealing with slavery, the good, the bad, the ugly.”

Huckabay took issue with GOP state Rep. Stephanie Hilferty after she criticized Garofalo.

“You are right Stephanie Hilferty ‘none of us were around when slavery occurred,'” Huckabay wrote. “Slavery goes all they way back to biblical times, and if you’ve read your Bible, you would know that many of the slaves loved their masters, and their masters loved them, and took very good care of them, and their families.”

You can always tell the fake bible scholars: they generalize.

She continued: “The question he should have pushed back her way was was their [sic] marriages in slavery? Were families and precious babies born (and I am talking about LIFE itself) into or out of slavery? Were slave owners ever known to be ‘GOOD’ to their slaves? Were slaves ever known to LOVE their masters?”

Stop.  Just stop.  These people are utterly ignorant and thoroughly immoral.