Daily Archives: April 26, 2014

Holding the feet of televangelists and faith healers to the fire of Scripture.

A Twisted Crown of Thorns ®

It is not that often that televangelists and faith healers open their doors and have their theology and doctrinal practices tested against the standard of scripture. More often than not these offices always come shrouded in mystery and sadly mysticism. However a brave Chris Rosebrough managed to get an interview with Brian Powers a popular televangelist and faith healer and they decided to go through some honest doctrinal issues.

Listen to link here.

Tony-Allen Cucolo writes an interesting summary of  common responses when most of these “hyper” anointed men are confronted with scripture.

  • A complete and utter inability to answer any direct question (here especially regarding the Trinity, his personal sin, etc.), usually going off on another tangent instead.
  • A double standard in regards to accusing someone of harping on doctrine (eg., Trinity), while at the same time accusing others of violating Christian doctrine (eg., Charismatic Gifts of the Spirit).

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People never reject the Bible because they don’t understand it…. Au Contraire!

A Twisted Crown of Thorns ®

Stoning-of-Stephen2“Be very sure of this–people never reject the Bible because they cannot understand it. They understand it too well; they understand that it condemns their own behavior; they understand that it witnesses against their own sins, and summons them to judgment. They try to believe it is false and useless, because they don’t like to believe it is true. An evil lifestyle must always raise an objection to this book. Men question the truth of Christianity because they hate the practice of it.” – J. C. Ryle

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Two Responses to Matthew Vines

Watch Your Life and Doctrine Closely...

For those of you who have been living under a rock, there’s a rather significant culture war raging right now in North America.  As the institution of marriage is destroyed by an elite minority under the guise of “equality” and homosexuality is made the new “norm”, Christians are facing tremendous pressure from multiple sides.  There is external pressure from homosexual lobbyist groups to “get with the times” and embrace…no, celebrate homosexuals as the disenfranchised minority that they claim to be.  Those that don’t accept the new paradigm and publicly ask for forgiveness if they ever didn’t accept the new paradigm aren’t allowed to do something as basic as pray for a political leader.  Those that don’t accept the new paradigm and publicly ask for forgiveness if they ever didn’t accept the new paradigm aren’t allowed to have high profile jobs.  That sort of pressure makes life rather difficult…

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