For years many of us warned of the dangers of PDL, however, largely ignored by Christendom, now the poisonous fruit has ripened and droves of young adults are making the descent away from God and His Word and hooking up with the harlot church. The LORD is quite clear as to who comprises this whore, who it is they worship and pay homage to (hint: it’s not Him). The Bible is the only place salvation is found – “Faith come by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” (Rom 10:17) – quite the opposite stressed by Perry Nobel, Steven Furtick, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Mark Batterson, Ed Young, Jr., Erwin McManus’ and sound doctrine has no place on their stages.
The following video will benefit those yet clinging to the hope Rick Warren’s PDL, the EC, and so-called ‘new reformed’ are even remotely sound in doctrine; in fact, it will confirm they are haters of sound doctrine; thus, haters of God.
Pay particular attention to Mark Batterson’s mocking a person who wants to feast on the Word of God (27:52):
There’s always someone who climbs up in this chair. And they don’t get it. They climb up in this chair and they go, “Feed me! Wait, pastor, pastor! Feed me, over h-e-r-e!” (Holds aloft “i chair“) They sit there whining, “Oh, I want more! Deeper, deeper, deeper worship! I want more Bible study! Feed me, feed me, feed me-e-e-e!”
Next batter up for Beelzebub, is Perry Noble:
They said, Perry what about the jackass in the church, who’s the jackass in the church? Perry says, The jackass in the church is the one that always screams, “I wanna go deeper.” You know what I tell people that say that around here? You’re only as deep as the last person you served. You wanna talk deep, let’s go check your tithing record and see how deep you are. (audience laughter) Deep? Deep? Most Christians are, John Maxwell said it, Most Christians are educated way beyond their level of obedience anyway. What you’re really saying is, You want me to stand on the stage and confuse the heck out of you so you don’t have to apply what I teach on Sundays. I could do that.
Next, you will hear from Baal’s boy, Steven Furtick, who states something examined previously on EZC, “If you are saved this is no longer your church. (Puts hand up in mocking tone.) Yeah, but I just gave my life to Christ last week, then last week is when this church stopped being for you any longer.” My pet name for Furtick is parasitical pastor:
I’m bound to make you mad. Did you show up to get mad this morning? Or, didn’t you show up this morning to file a little bit more religious information in you’re already overloaded hard drive so that you can do absolutely nothing about it. The church is full of pot-bellied christians waitin’ to shove their spiritual food down their mouth one more time, but they don’t intend to do anything to bless anybody. You are a Pharisee!
Are You Trusting the Word of God OR Man?
If reborn in the Lord Jesus Christ there will be a hunger to read the Word of God, written to us and filled with truths that if we studied from the day we were able to read until the day we died still we would yet have more to learn of God. The desire and hunger for God’s Word is put there by Him, a student of the word is a workman approved of God (2 Tim 2:15); and, a Berean (Ac 17:11) is wise to verify everything they hear in church against Holy Writ. Certainly, such a one is not guilty of “pot-bellied christians stuffing spiritual faces”! Sinners who were the very enemies of God and were redeemed by Him, through no contribution of their own, trust only the Bible for truth. Faith apart from knowledge of the Giver of it, the Lord Jesus Christ, is nothing but a lie. Interestingly, Batterson refers to himself as an occupant on a stage for that’s what he is a performer seeking to be popular rather than “confuse the heck out of you” by teaching the Bible. Faith of bird-bath depth is not faith but self deception. For how can you love One you don’t know? Christ is revealed in all His splendor from Genesis to Revelation, find Him here not with the clowns above.
Note a consistent theme among these movements is doing, which is nothing in the sight of God. In fact, millions will stand before the Lord Jesus Christ to hear, “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Mt 7:23
Such is the condition of ALL who attempt to approach a holy God on their own merit (list of ‘do’):
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Mt 7:21–22
Notice what Christ teaches that precedes such frightening judgment, Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Mt 7:15-20
This is a matter of grave importance! Anyone that tells you true Christianity focuses on self is a liar and has the spirit of anti-Christ, period. There is nothing you or I can do to add to the perfect outworking of faith accomplished by Christ at Calvary. As to works, For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Php 2:13 Study the word of God to become spiritually mature equipped to digest meat and discern error.