Someone in Ed’s inner circle needs to remind him that ‘pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall’. He’s absolutely mad to say of Reformed pastors in general and of a particular Reformed Pastor and his church
Are they all bad? No they just don’t reach anybody. Last year at Fellowship Church we baptized 2,632 people. One of the fair-haired boys of this movement, I will not call his name, they baptized 26 people last year. (he then drops his hand-held mic on the floor and looks stunned). Oh, he’s deep. What are you smoking? Are you kidding me? I cannot put my head on the pillow at night knowing we baptized 26 people.
Arrogance… prepare to meet thy God. Noah preached a very long time without a single convert, and the Prophets were, to a man, failures (since they weren’t really able to get Israel to genuinely repent). So, Ed, smoke that as you yourself are smoking.
I agree with Michael, who opines Ed Young’s theological ignorance is appalling! His wilful obstinacy is even more worrying and yet he continues to masquerade as a pastor.
His members also continue to masquerade as Christians, for no Christian could endure the rubbish which Young regularly spews without utterly refuting it.
God’s justice in play?
Ed Young, founding pastor of Texas-based Fellowship Church, suffered a minor eye injury from exposure to the sun during the 24-hour bed-in with his wife, Lisa, on the church’s roof to discuss truths about sex before a live Internet audience.
‘Founding pastor’? Figures, I’m pretty sure that the foundation of the Church is Christ. That Eddie portrays himself as the founding pastor is fitting since it is – in fact – ‘his’ ‘church’. And his little publicity stunt ending because the sun bothered his eye? Also fitting, and parabolic really. Since he prefers the darkness to the light it’s only to be expected that any light at all prove blinding.
His is a case proving that ‘the blind lead the blind’.
Ed and Lisa Young, founders of Texas-based Fellowship Church, will spend 24 hours in bed on the church roof next week and stream themselves live on the Internet to encourage married couples to see firsthand the power of a healthy sex life as prescribed in their new book, Sexperiment.
The marriage bed is supposed to be undefiled (read Hebrews 13). That means unique (in the sense of maintaining purity and intimacy) and putting a bed on a church roof (who are the people who put up with this to keep this guy employed? Are they that silly??) is anything but valuing the uniqueness of the marital relationship in its most intimate expression.
Two days after their book, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse, is released Tuesday, the Youngs will take part in a 24-hour “bed-in,” which will be streamed on the book’s website as they engage the audience on issues related to intimacy in marriage. The book encourages married couples to have sex for seven straight days – a challenge that made headlines in 2008 when Pastor Young first introduced it to his church – with the promise that the “amazing results” will last far beyond the week.
It’s nothing more than a publicity stunt by a circus clown craving attention. It has nothing in the world to do with Christianity, worship, marriage, or anything of the sort. Christian people don’t need to watch pastors and their wives in bed to be encouraged to treat marriage with respect and dignity. In fact, such ‘pastors’ only teach their people, and the world, that what they really desire isn’t intimacy with their spouse, they want to be on tv.
And the Church isn’t a sex clinic anyway (though evidently out in Texas that’s what they like their churches to be).
Ed and his wife ought to go on Celebrity Wife Swap. Oh wait, Ted Haggard beat them to it. And everyone knows Ted is all about marital fidelity and the intimacy of the marital relationship.
[HT Michael Acidri on FB].
A New Jersey pastor who believes Facebook leads to infidelity has offered to step down over a past affair that involved a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant. Pastor Cedric Miller spoke to his flock at Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune Township for about an hour on Sunday. His sermon came days after the Asbury Park Press reported the 48-year-old testified in 2003 that he had a threesome with his wife and the male assistant 10 years ago. Miller apologized for what he said was a foolish transgression from his past. He offered to step down as senior minister if church leaders found him unfit to serve.
He was unfit to serve 10 years ago when he engaged in extramarital activities. If he repented, fine. If not, and he’s just been continuing to lie and behave badly, he should be fired and not given the chance to resign. And Facebook isn’t the problem, ‘Pastor’, your sinfulness is.