Thursday, June 20, 2013

John MacArthur's Strange Fire Conference Sorely Needed: Discerning Rotting Pastors and Pseudo Ministries

The strange fire conference sponsored by John MacArthur of Grace To You Ministries is a sorely needed project that will hopefully equip those who attend to be much better at discerning true Christianity from the sewage that passes itself off as Christianity these days. I drive by the landfill just about every day on my way to the office here in Charlotte, NC. Usually, you can't tell that there is something filthy, something vile, rotting and decaying just on the other side of those trees, just over the man-made grassy hill. But on occasion, when it is raining and the humidity is up and the air is still, you know that something foul is close by. It is my hope that the Church will once again create just the right atmosphere of discernment, where the air is still and our people can detect that something rotting is close by.

Enter Bishop I.V. Hilliard of New Light Christian Center in Houston, TX. Apparently the bishops helicopter is in need of some new blades. In fact, it would save the church $50,000 if the bird was given some new wings. The good bishop sent out a newsletter to his "Friends in Jesus." He has asked them to sow $52 each to cover the costs of the blades. He tells them God will give them a breakthrough within 52 days or 52 weeks if they will only help spread the good news.

Hilliard called the need an "urgent transportation need." He informed his friends that Scripture teaches when you give to a Kingdom, God will raise up someone to use their power and their influence to help you." He goes on to say that as he pondered and looked at the situation, he heard that still small voice of the Holy Spirit say 'tell your special partners who have special transportation needs and their obedience will release favor for their needs and desires.

Another prominent televangelist has told views to obey God, and send him $273.00 recovery seed donation. Todd Coontz, the founder of RockWealth International Ministries has promised that God will reward donors with a supernatural change in 90 days. I guess God is really busy these days since it is down to giving Himself a 90 day deadline. If you give to these causes, you are not aiding the cause of Christ, but rather the cause of Satan. These charlatans are not children of the kingdom. They are children of hell.

Remember these guys. I must confess that I am convinced that most people sending money to ungodly decadent charlatans like are themselves greedy people guilty of filthy lucre. There is nothing remotely godly about these men. They subvert the gospel and exploit the poor for their own gain. Whoever said this man needs a helicopter to begin with. These men are full of themselves, thinking themselves to be of some significance because they are able to draw crowds of such large numbers to their cult and do so with such ease. They are ravenous wolves, snakes, wicked men who pervert the gospel of Christ for personal gain.

How about this guy? Remember him? Wise up!

And this man? Remember? More recent than the others. They all have a common ancestor:

That's right! See them for what they really are.
Prisoner behind bars - stock photo
Yep, you are absolutely correct if you think I am

But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. 1 Cor. 2:15

But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one.
12. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13 But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES. 1 Cor. 5:11-13

So, Dr. MacArthur, preach on sir, and don't ever stop!

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