Posts Tagged 'apostasy'

Surprise, Surprise…Another Gay “Bishop” in Metro Atlanta

The man pictured above is Bishop Jim Earl Swilley (yes, that’s his real name) of the Church in the Now here in Metro-Atlanta (Conyers, GA to be exact). Jim Earl is the cousin of Pastor Donnie Earl Paulk (a/k/a D. E. Paulk), the neph-son of the deceased Archbishop Earl Paulk, one of Atlanta’s original pulpit pimps – literally & figuratively (learn more about how “Archbishop” Earl was Donnie Earl’s Unc-Dad).

A few years ago, Donnie Earl completely embraced gay inclusion theology, and lost what was left of his dwindling congregation (forcing him to sell Unc-Dad Earl’s cavernous edifice). Cousin Jim Earl loaned his congregation and his church building to Cousin Donnie Earl last year while Donnie was in-between buildings. Sure, some of Jim Earl’s sheeple were a bit put-off by Donnie’s affinity for unrepentant homosexuality – and they left – but Jim Earl seemed strangely committed to letting Cousin Donnie preach this wickedly false gospel.

Thanks to my brother over at the blog Gay Christian Movement Watch, we now know why: Jim Earl is gay himself:

Via video, a litany of lies from Bishop Jim Swilley

CONYERS, GA  – Bishop Jim Swilley, the nephew of  deceased sexual predator Earl Paulk,  has made his big announcement. There’s so much lying, inconsistencies, propaganda, half truths, false teaching and the likes in the video he released, its stunning.  One thing is sure: satan has planted ministers in the church and they are yoked with an irrevocable agenda to dismantle truth and preach another gospel in its place. The gospel of sensuality.

[…] It doesn’t take a prophetic anointing to know there are hordes of these false leaders like Swilley  just waiting for the right time. They are on satan’s time release program. They are watching and looking to see whether we will fight back or whether we will wax passive and play their deceitful game with them. And literally, lives and souls are in the balance if we stay quiet.

[…] And have you noticed that every time one of these false teachers make their move and publicly vomit out their blasphemy, their supporters immediately began the “love them and don’t judge them” campaign?

Click the title link above to view the video of Jim Earl’s “coming out” – and the love fest that ensued. Then, open your bible and read Jude 1 in entirety. Specifically, pay attention to Jude 1:4-16, because that is exactly what we are seeing today.

Paul was explicitly clear when he wrote:

2 Thessalonians 2:3-7 (New American Standard Bible)

 3Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [the return of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

 4who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

 5Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?

 6And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.

 7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.

Well folks, the Day of the Lord is coming soon.

Pray for the Lord’s sheep and those yet to know the saving grace of salvation through Christ alone. And pray that the wolves and hirelings continue to show themselves as true enemies of the Gospel of Christ

The Pimp of Baltimore and his (latest) Rogue’s Gallery

hat tip to reader “CW” for the scoop on this story…

I’ve been really busy with life lately (work, family, evangelism, sleep), and I appreciate the notes inquiring about my well being. Glory to God – all is well. 

I’m sad/not surprised to see that “Dr.” Jamal “the Prince Pimp of Baltimore” Bryant hasn’t been wasting his time repenting before the Lord for his endless false teaching, or stepping down from church leadership until he has received biblical counseling for his adulterous, baby making (outside of marriage) ways while I was away.

Looks like the POB has just wrapped up his latest “Empowerment Conference” – and take a look at his latest rogues gallery:

rogues gallery

Click on the picture for a larger view, but allow me to introduce you to (and/or remind you of) some of these infamous faces:

1st Row:

2nd Row:

3rd Row:

  • Omarosa: A contestant from a Donald Trump reality show (twice) who relishes in the villainous character that she created several years ago. She was recently seen fighting and cursing on TV (fast forward to the 7:20 mark)
  • Mase: former (and current) rapper who “found God” after fleeing Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, came to Atlanta to start a church and got arrested in shortly thereafter for a minor traffic accident while (allegedly) looking for an…um…”encounter” in a part of Atlanta know for it’s transvestite population – and is now featured rapping on “Best I Ever Had” – a popular song about a rappers best sexual partners (fast forward to the 00:50 mark to hear Paster Mase spit rhymes).

4th Row:

I’m not very familiar with the other speakers at this get-together, but I have to believe that they are either (a) oblivious to the degenerates on the program with them, or (b) in agreement with the degenerates on the program with them. At this point, it’s safe to say that Christ crucified, salvation through Christ with no “help” from sowing seeds, or holiness WAS NOT ON THE AGENDA.

The fruit that these people have cultivated should be a clear indication to STAY AWAY FROM THEM – no matter how they pretend to be “wise” and “deep” in seeking to “empower” you:

Matthew 7:15-23 (New American Standard Bible)

15“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

 16“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

 17“So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.

 18“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

 19“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

 20“So then, you will know them by their fruits.

 21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’

 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’

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Todd Bentley Is Demonic!!!

***hat tip to our brother PJ Miller for posting about the article referenced below***

Can I make it any more plain for those of you who still think that Todd “the tool of Satan” Bentley has anything to do with our God in Heaven?

Todd Bentley’s revival in Lakeland draws 400,000 and counting

By Thomas Lake, Times Staff Writer
In print: Monday, June 30, 2008

On the 84th night of the revival, the air was charged with collective energy and the floor shook from pounding feet. A spine-tingling roar rose from the crowd. They were calling to God for oil and fire. Eight thousand people filled the tent. They had come from all around the world, bringing walkers and wheelchairs and chronic pain. They were here for the Florida Outpouring in Lakeland, the hottest thing going in religion these days, and some wore T-shirts that said It’s Hell Without Jesus.

Above them stood their spiritual leader: Todd Bentley, 32, a stout, balding Canadian with flames tattooed on the back of his neck. He was known to boast about healing through violence. He had been videotaped telling stories about kicking a woman in the face, slamming a crippled woman’s legs against the stage and knocking out a man’s tooth. This was done, he claimed, on behalf of the Holy Spirit.

“Kaboom-boom!” he shrieked. “God’s been pouring the gas. And then the match. KABOOM-BOOM!”

Bentley paced the stage as he spoke, head sometimes jiggling like a bobblehead doll. He said his staff was working overtime on a catalog of healings and resurrections, verified by X-ray and blood test.

“The devil is shaking in his boots!” he bellowed, and whatever he said after that was lost in the clamoring of the crowd. (click here for the entire article)

So now God is pouring out “oil and fire”? Yeah, that’s biblical :roll: And Bentley outta know what the devil is doing – he works for him! “Jiggling like a bobblehead doll”…this guy is clearly out of his ever-loving mind!

Since Todd “the tool of Satan” Bentley is now an OFFICIAL pulpit pimp as well as demonic minion, he reminds the silly sheep that they have to “pay to play”:

Get out your credit cards, he said. Write a check. Click on the blue button on the Web site. “You reap what you sow,” he said. “Generosity and the anointing go hand in hand.”

And we keep hearing more and more about the lunacy of this demonic spectacle:

Bentley grinned, hands outstretched, head still bobbing, as another pastor anointed him with oil, special revival oil FedExed from Africa, and slew him in the spirit so he fell to the stage.

Good grief!

Saints, PLEASE PRAY for Christ’s church. Pray that the REAL sheep stay FAR AWAY FROM THIS DEMONIC FOOL, and that the goats continue to identify themselves so that we don’t rely on them when the fight REALLY breaks out.

Continue to read the words of our Lord in the 24th chapter of Matthew so that you will not be caught unaware.

Lord have mercy on your children…

 

More Discernment – Justin Peters Vs. Todd Bentley

Yesterday, I introduced you to a Mississippi based minister by the name of Justin Peters who conducts a seminar exposing and debunking the cancerous WOF movement. Thankfully, Justin decided to take a closer look at yet another ravenous wolf stalking the revival tent today – the satanic tool that is Todd Bentley.

Justin attended Bentley’s “Lakeland Revival” earlier this month to witness the claims of “healing” first hand, and decided to contact seven people who claimed to be healed as a result of this meeting. He shared his findings with Todd Friel from the Way of the Master radio program.

Imagine my surprise when learning that none of the “healings” that Justin investigated could be confirmed after the “revival” :roll:

Part 1 – Lies At Lakeland

Part 2 – Lies At Lakeland

Once again, I admonish any TRUE believer in the Lord Jesus Christ to STAY AWAY FROM THE DEMONIC TODD BENTLEY

 

Apostasy Vs. Heresy…What Does It All Mean?

I get into a lot of…um…“discussions” with those who disagree with my use of the words “Apostasy” (apostate) and “Heresy” (or heretic) when I call out the false teachers of the day and their false doctrines. I thought I’d take the time to memorialize the distinctions between the two (or four) terms, and defend my continued use of them. Plus, I figure I could just forward this article as an answer to future criticism instead of having to type it all out again…

In his book “The Truth War”,  John MacArthur explains what an apostate is:

An apostate is therefore a defector from the truth—someone who has known the truth, given some show of affirmation to it, perhaps even proclaimed it for a while—but then rejected it in the end. The typical apostate may still purport to believe the truth and proclaim the truth; but in reality he opposes the truth and undermines it. He is a traitor to the faith and secretly an enemy in the Truth War. But he wants everyone to think otherwise. Most apostates seek to remain within the church and actively seek acceptance among the people of God. Because everything they do undermines faith and corrupts the truth, such people pose a grave danger to the health of the flock—even though they usually bend over backward to appear friendly, likable, and pious. That is why Jesus compares them to ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15)

Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary defines the word “apostasy” as:

An abandonment of what one has voluntarily professed; a total desertion of departure from one’s faith, principles, or party; esp., the renunciation of a religious faith;

And it states that an “apostate” is:

One who has forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to which he before adhered; esp., one who has forsaken his religion for another; a pervert; a renegade.

Likewise, Webster defines the word “heresy” as:

An opinion held in opposition to the established or commonly received doctrine, and tending to promote a division or party, as in politics, literature, philosophy, etc.

And it states that a “heretic” is:

One who holds to a heresy; one who believes some doctrine contrary to the established faith or prevailing religion.

Many argue that using these words is “inflammatory” and “vile rhetoric” – hearkening back to the early church when folks were burned at the stake.

The truth is that based on the technical definition of the words, the terms “heretic” and “apostate” are rightly applied to Carlton Pearson, Oprah, the pope, many (if not all) Word of Faith false teachers and pulpit pimps, and anyone else who blatantly twists the Word of God and the doctrines of our faith to suit their fleshly purpose.

So there you have it – if we sincerely believe in the concept of Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone), then we can’t be afraid to call a spade a spade – even if it ruffles a few feathers.

***hat tip to defending contending for the MacArthur quote***

 


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