December 5, 2009

Men of Depraved Mind and Deprived of the Truth, Who Suppose That Godliness is a Means of Gain. (Part 1)

by @ 10:53 pm. Filed under Nuts on Parade

A sister in Christ named CC, who also escaped the false prosperity doctrine that is promoted by Eddie Long forwarded me a copy of a sermon Fast Eddie seemed rather proud of. According to CC and the sermon transcript, Fast Eddie was so fond of his hack of a sermon, he “preached” it on a Sunday 12/4/2005 and then had the full sermon transcript handed out to those who attended the Wednesday night service show on 12/7/2005. (So we are around the 4 year anniversary of a moment Eddie Long was rather proud of.) He wanted to make sure everyone got a copy of this one! And so to show you how far deluded Eddie Long is, so that you know I’m not making it up when I warn you to avoid Eddie Long, I’ve included the full “sermon” transcript below. As CC informed me and you can see from some of the statements, this “sermon” was delivered with much attitude, an upset and angry attitude. So read it all in the links below. If you find it to be a “good” sermon, I encourage you to read the commentary further in this post, because you’re allowing a false teacher to exploit you.

(Your web browser will likely shrink these scanned pages to fit everything on your screen at once, but you should be able to expand the graphical files to full size for even easier readability if needed.)
Eddie Long 12/4/2005 service transcript page 1.
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Eddie Long 12/4/2005 service transcript page 8.

Now that you’ve read it, let’s review this wayward teaching and explain why it is wayward. To speak to every statement would require a book, so just certain statements will be reviewed in detail. But this “sermon” is SO BAD it’s really full of way more error than will be detailed below.

He begins with talk about people trying to figure out how to pay their bills. Starting the focus from sentence #1 on MONEY. And then he uses the following to assert he has support in scripture for his feeling that God wants to give you some money.

2 Corinthians 8. God wants to give you a gift today. I know it’s Christmas and everybody wants to give somebody something. Everybody look at me and I’ll tell you what it is. He wants to give you some money.

From the outset, the position is to hack a portion of a Pauline letter and claim the people listening to him can have God toss them cash like an ATM in the sky! Or as Fast Eddie plays it, access to wealth. What you’ll soon find, is that Fast Eddie skips over key verses in 2 Corinthians 8 during his “sermon”, in a manner that alters the Word of God into something heretical. God used the apostle Paul TO WARN THAT LIARS LIKE EDDIE LONG WOULD COME ALONG AND DO THIS!

(The following scipture was not part of Eddie Long’s message, for obvious reasons.)

1 Timothy 6:5 (New American Standard Bible)

5 and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

The apostle Paul told poor debt slaves not to consider godliness as a means of gain, but Fast Eddie is asserting that God wants to give everyone who is listening to him money. There is a direct contradiction between what the apostle Paul was speaking about regarding money and what Eddie Long is promoting. Scripture being the final authority, this makes Eddie Long a liar and one who is best avoided.

Eddie continues, in speaking how he is going to break a cycle (of low money) and nothing is going to stop him from doing it.

Nothing is going to keep me from breaking this cycle and destroying it in the name of Jesus. When the Lord went into the temple and read in the book of Isaiah saying, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor,” He became poor to make us rich.

I’m going to mention and talk about money-that makes you quiet and quenches your spirit, but if you want some, you’d better hear it. The majority of people around this nation are tormented by poverty, “It is the spirit of poverty,” it is a spiritual disease, not denominational, but generational curse: in the Baptist church in the Catholic church–it is all over.

Notice Eddie speaks about how he will break the cycle and nothing will stop him. Very self centered. Then he tacks on “the name of Jesus”, to give the appearance he’s acting for good. He’s lost the truth of Christ becoming poor for us to be rich. Eddie Long has made “gospel” synonymous with “money”. Jesus did not die on a cross for us to have some money, the Apostles remained hungry and homeless, 1 Corinthians 4:11. Again we see Eddie Long is preaching another gospel. Jesus warned against going after riches of this world and spoke of giving something better than money.

John 6:27 (New American Standard Bible)

27 “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”

Eddie Long speaks of listening to him to get some money, while THE LORD JESUS CHRIST said don’t work for the food of this life, but work for the great gift He gives, eternal life. It should be obvious to those with ears to hear, that Eddie Long’s message is an antichrist message. The name “Jesus” is used as a prop, while the real worship is of money.

Eddie claims poverty is a spirit. So since the Apostles and Christ were hungry and homeless, Fast Eddie’s view leaves Christ and the Apostles looking like they were dominated by an evil spirit!

Also notice how Eddie Long speaks of Baptists and Roman Catholics in the same sentence, as if both are promoting the truth. Ignoring Roman Catholicism promotes false worship and acting like all everybody needs is some money.

Eddie then goes on to totally mangle Luke 6:38 and act as if it is the blueprint for material riches. Because while acting like saints should be focused on “the power to get wealth” in a material sense, his deluded mind can’t properly read scripture. But lets read that passage of scripture in full context, with some of the preceding verses, to ensure we clearly see what Jesus was talking about in verse 38.

Luke 6:27-38 (New American Standard Bible)

27 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

29 “Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.

30 “Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

31 “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

33 “If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

34 “If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.

35 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.

36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.

38 “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure–pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

Notice, verse 38 when read with the preceding verses is not about giving Eddie Long money. It’s not about giving any pastor money or even the chruch money in this particular verse. (Certainly we should give to a good church, but that’s not what this passage is about.) As verse 30 brings things into proper context, it’s about giving to everyone who ask and verse 27 plus the latter portion of verse 30 makes it more focused on being able to calmly endure when enemies take what is yours. This is a passage of scripture most saints spend a lifetime trying to carry out properly. But it’s certainly not about being an Eddie Long fanatic and giving him money with the assumption it will make you rich. Also, before verse 38, verse 37 speaks about not passing judgment and condemnation, giving pardons. So verse 38 is certainly not focused on money. Meaning, the return for doing as Jesus commanded and helping enemies, is a multiple in return of the kindness you show to people who are not already your friends. Notice, Eddie Long’s view of things is totally incompatible with what the verses are actually saying. This further proves not only that Eddie Long peddles a false gospel, but that listeners have to be doing home study, to ensure they won’t be misled. Ultimately, one has to pray that God guides them properly via the Holy Spirit when reading the Word of God, so you don’t misread like Fast Eddie. Because only by God’s grace will you get it right!

Eddie had already mentioned earlier that the offering had been held back so he could speak this. To ensure maximum funds in the offering plate. This is known as preaching the money out of people’s pockets. Playing on emotions, to try and up the take in the collection plate.

Here’s a statement from Eddie during this mess that he calls a great sermon:

If you don’t give and you’re broke later, then we’re going to give you a video-we ain’t gonna give you nothing

As in no money if you’re in need. Now look back up at Luke 6:27-38 and see how Eddie further proves he’s preaching another gospel, not the Gospel of the Lord Jesus.

The False Teacher Extrodinare goes on to proclaim:

If I ain’t preaching to nobody else, I’m giving myself an offering.

Given his lies, it’s a shame anyone else gave him anything. Notice he’s focused on himself.

Now here’s a big time heresy statement from Liar Long:

Giving releases the hand of God, gives permission (to God) to get involved in your finances.

Lord willing, you already see Eddie’s talk about money is bogus. But notice he’s speaking about a human giving God permission to do something. No man holds back the hand of God! This is an error of the highest order, to think God moves on permission from man. God lets rain fall on both the just and the unjust, Matthew 5:45. Plenty of evil people have plenty of material wealth. Those who are saved, really saved, did not “choose” God or give God any “permission” to save them. God chose them, as scripture verifies:

John 15:16 (New American Standard Bible)

16 “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.

We who are saved, simply responded to work God performed, He pricked our hearts, despite our own prior unwillingness to embrace Him, Romans 3:9-18.

And we don’t get anything in a material sense based off doing some work that grants God “permission”. All is as the Lord wills for HIS OWN good pleasure!

James 4:15 (New American Standard Bible)

15 Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”

It is THE LORD who wills, not man. It is the Lord who reigns, no man has God on a leash like some earthly dog! It is God who permits, God who saves, God who gives, God who rules.

I would recommend anyone holding onto Arminianism aka “Free Will” doctrine, seriously consider giving it up and instead fully acknowledge the sovereignty of God in the affairs of otherwise fully depraved man.

(To be continued. Lord willing Part 2 is upcoming, to further analyze the so-called sermon.)

October 15, 2009

But Our President Told Me He’s A Christian

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under Nuts on Parade

I mean, you know I’ve already told you the deal, but I’m just amazed at how politicians continue to DUPE CHRISTIANS. Because I’m SURE in November 2012 I’ll again be hearing how much of a “Christian” Obama is. So put this into your time capsule and open it in 2012. I don’t know how long that picture will remain online, but it’s a photo of our President Obama in the White House lighting a Diwali candle with Hindu priest Narayanachar Digalakote. You don’t know what Diwali is? Well it’s an Eastern Pagan celebration of the “light” within “you”. You can read about it at this web site and be sure to see this page.

If I’m a Christian who knows Jesus is the Light and I am totally in darkness without Him, why would I light candles in a celebration that claims light via another source? 2 Corinthians 6 teaches Christians not to be bound with unbelievers and I know the “light” Paul wrote about was not Diwali.

But hey, for you who still feel Bush did everything better, you might want to read this and see who started the practice of Diwali celebrations at the White House. Bush started it and although he didn’t participate in lighting a candle, he left members of his administration to “grace the occasion”. Bush started and Obama has carried the ball even more yards.

I’m learning the term “Christian President” is an oxymoron.

October 13, 2009

A Good Sermon About Money

by @ 8:25 pm. Filed under The Truth Shall Set you Free!

Given all the lies put out by the false health and wealth prosperity heresy, I felt it would be good to offer an example of a proper sermon about money.

Pastor Eddie Jacks, of Resurrected Baptist Church, here in Chattanooga, TN offered this good message.

The audio is about 1 hour in length.

The Rich Fool

In these times of economic volatility, don’t think like a fool. Don’t let your mind focus on money, always focus on God.

May 28, 2009

House Churches Under Attack In San Diego, California, USA!

by @ 12:56 pm. Filed under Evangelicals Under Attack

And just this past Memorial Day, I was thinking how wonderful it is that I live in a nation where Christians are not facing very much oppression. Then today I read the following. Be sure to follow the link to read the full story.

Couple: County Trying To Stop Home Bible Studies

SAN DIEGO — A local pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, who then threatened them with escalating fines if they continued to hold bible studies in their home, 10News reported.

Attorney Dean Broyles of The Western Center For Law & Policy was shocked with what happened to the pastor and his wife.

Broyles said, “The county asked, ‘Do you have a regular meeting in your home?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you say amen?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you pray?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you say praise the Lord?’ ‘Yes.'”

The county employee notified the couple that the small bible study, with an average of 15 people attending, was in violation of county regulations, according to Broyles.

Broyles said a few days later the couple received a written warning that listed “unlawful use of land” and told them to “stop religious assembly or apply for a major use permit” — a process that could cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Now they may have to endure the hassle of a federal lawsuit, to try and continue having church meetings without being hassled by local officials. It seems California is too often the area where Christians face hassles in everything from home schools, Christian private schools and now in San Diego even house churches are being hassled. Pray for the Lord’s swift return.

Related post: Legal Persecution of Christians in the West Has Begun.

May 21, 2009

How to hear what the false prophets really say:

by @ 2:55 pm. Filed under Nuts on Parade

You never hear what the false prophets don’t say when they deliver their prophecies. However, I have stumbled upon a technology which can fill in the subliminal parts of their messages. Here are some of the results. The missing parts that I was able to fill in are in parentheses.

From Rick Joyner, Jan/Feb 1990:

“There will also be some new wonders coming to the church. (People will wonder how we false prophets get away with our deception so easily.)  We had some of these just recently where (the super false prophet) Bob Jones and I (a major false prophet) (never) heard angels singing twice in a meeting. This didn’t even take any faith, it was so loud and so clear (and so non-existent), it was like a choir (not) singing. Another time, we had the odor of incense fill a meeting for about 15 minutes (then we blew out the scented candles).  It was so intense that you couldn’t help but smell it (was cinnamon) …He (never) gave it as a witness that He was receiving the intercession from these people, the prayers and their intercession. He had said He would (not) come with a sign that we would smell the (phony) incense. It came so powerfully faith was hardly needed (However, group hypnosis was essential.). And we saw the wind of the Spirit blow so hard at a meeting you could see people’s hair blowing! (Then we turned off the fans.)  So He is (not) coming (to any meetings) a whole lot more dramatically (because His Word says it will be as the lightning flashes from the east to the west). As one brother said, ‘This hardly takes any faith (just extreme suggestibility), it is so (not) obvious.’ But when He comes in ways like that, it is always to give a message (that this manifestation is false). He is not just trying to tickle our curiosity or our interest in (false) supernatural things, He is (not) trying to say something to us (because He has finally spoken to us by His Son through the original apostles).

Benny Hinn on TBN May, 2000:
“(Dear, duped) ladies and gentleman, Jesus is shaking the world! Now something else is happening that is to me (not) awesome! Absolutely (not) awesome (at all)! The Lord is (not) physically appearing in the Muslim world. I’m telling you, Paul, I am (not) hearing it now more and more and more. Since we preachers cannot go there, Jesus is (not), just going there Himself (because Paul says, “How shall  they hear without a preacher?” And, the answer is, “They can’t.”). Since we preachers are not permitted to go in, He is (not) just showing up Himself. You know the Scriptures says clearly that the Lord did appear, did He not? Ah for forty days, isn’t that right (to the original apostles only)? And the Scriptures says He, He, He even, He even appeared to Paul (last of all). He’s ( in no way) doing the same thing today in the Muslim world. He’s (not) appearing, hear this, He is (NOT) appearing to Muslims, saying I am Jesus of Nazareth! And (of course) they’re (not) coming to know the Lord (by this false method)!”

Benny Hinn:
“I know deep in my soul something supernatural is (not) going to happen in Nairobi Kenya. Paul and Jan are coming to Nairobi with me (to help spread error, a different spirit and another Jesus with their vast network), but Paul, we may very well (not) come back with footage of Jesus appearing on the platform. You know that the Lord (never) appeared in Romania recently and there’s a (fake) video of it, where (something other than) the Lord appeared in there back of a church and you  see Him on video walking down the aisle, Yea. Paul do you remember when I came on TBN years ago I showed you a (phony) clip of the Lord appearing in our church in Orlando on the balcony on the wall? Yea you remember that.

Paul Crouch:
“Yea (no), (not) very well. I (don’t like to admit I ever) saw it.”

A Message from Ruth Heflin to Benny Hinn TBN, April 2000:

“(False prophetess) Ruth Heflin said, the Lord (never really) spoke to her recently, and she called my wife and told her to tell me, that Jesus (never, ever) said to her, that He will appear physically on the platform in one of our crusades. She said, ‘Tell Benny, that the Lord (has not) told me that He is going to appear physically on the platform, and the crowds will (not be able to) see Him, on the platform.’ Dear God my hair is (not) standing up!” It may very well (never) happen in Nashville! She said, thousands (of deeply hypnotized people) will see (someone other than) the Lord, on the platform!”

Well, you can see that this technology is really just old-fashioned satire. It is effective in exposing the sandy foundation of error. It is open source and freely available to any discerning believer who can rightly divide the word of God. These people above and all their comrades-in-arms are dangerous wolves who have no godly principles. They do not honor the Word except to appropriate it to give their deceiving words the illusion of credibility. It works with the unlearned, the unsuspecting and the false brethren. Beware them and their ilk. Do not support them in any way.   Do not receive their messages. Especially, dear saints of God, do not inquire of them, for read what God says to us about doing that, “the punishment of the prophet shall be the same as the punishment of the one who inquired” (Ezekiel 14:10b) Repent of all entanglements with them lest you be swept away with them in their error.

(This post was written by Stan, with Independent Conservative providing editorial support.)

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