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Gary Lamb Said What?

January 5, 2012

“You know what my biggest regret in that church is? Is how I left that church. If I had it to do over again today this is how’d I’d a done it. I wish I’d have walked up into that church with a baseball bat, clocked that woman in her noggin, punched her husband in the face, took a baseball bat to those pews, burnt the organ up, set the piano on fire.” – Gary Lamb, Exponential Conference, 20/04/2009.

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“To the people who stole our trailer:

First let me say, God loves you. Second let me say we forgive you. We really don’t want to forgive you, but God says we should so we do. Third of all I want you to know that I think you are scum bags. I think you are lowlife degenerates who need a good butt kicking. Matter of fact I feel so strongly about the fact that you need a good butt kicking that I am volunteering to do it. I hope you believe in God because you should get on your knees and cry out to Him like never before because if we find you, I can promise we will kick the crap out of you. It won’t be pretty, it won’t be over quickly, and it will be very painful. I know that doesn’t sound very nice but I feel pretty strongly that is what you need.” – Gary Lamb, Trailer Stolen, http://www.garylamb.org/2008/07/03/trailer-stolen/, 03/07/2008.

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“Taught on an issue I am very passionate about which is the subject of forgiveness. I know from my own life that unforgiveness will eat away at you in ways you can never imagine. At the end of the service, the altar was full of people literally crying out to God. Powerful moment.” – Gary Lamb, Sunday Night Mind Dump…, http://www.garylamb.org, 18/12/2011.

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Benny Hinn Said What?

January 4, 2012

“Ladies and gentleman, Jesus is shaking the world! Now something else is happening that is to me awesome! Absolutely awesome! The Lord is physically appearing in the Muslim world. I’m telling you! Paul [Crouch], I am hearing it now more and more and more. Since we preachers cannot go there, Jesus is, just going there Himself. Since we preachers are not permitted to go in, He is just showing up, Himself.

You know the Scriptures say clearly that the Lord did appear–did He not? Uh, for forty days–isn’t that right? And the, and the, and the Scriptures says He, He, He even, He even appeared to Paul. Now we are always thinking, well Jesus can’t really preach, preach the Gospel. Who told you that? He was the first one to preach the Gospel. In fact He is the one who came to Paul and said, ‘Paul, I am Jesus.’ He, He didn’t send no angel to do that job. He did it Himself. If Jesus revealed Himself to Paul, why not reveal Himself to a lot more than just Paul? And He’s doing it! The reason the Lord had to appear to Paul is because He knew Paul wouldn’t listen to nobody else. Now in the case of Cornelius, the angel said, ‘Send for Peter,’ ’cause, because Cornelius was, was ready, his heart was right, he’d been in prayer. But here’s Paul killing everybody–causing them to blaspheme. Jesus said this man won’t even listen to an angel, so I’ll go do the job Myself. So He went and knocked him right off his horse and preached the Gospel to him. He’s doing the same thing today in the Muslim world. He’s appearing.

Hear this! He is appearing to Muslims, saying ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth!’ And they’re coming to know the Lord! Why are those things happening? It’s the last days! Saints, this is why we need to give to the gospel now more than ever. You now naively say, ‘Well I gave last year.’ Forget it! Last year it’s gone! That cycle is over with! Seed time-harvest of last year is gone. Every season is a fresh season. We are in a fresh season…” – Benny Hinn, TBN’s Spring Praise-A-Thon, 02/04/2000.

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Aurelius Augustinus Said What?

December 23, 2011

“Man’s maker was made man
That He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast
That the Bread might hunger
The Fountain thirst
The Light sleep
The Way be tired on its journey
That the Truth might be accused of false witness
The Teacher be beaten with whips
The Foundation be suspended on wood
That Strength might grow weak
That the Healer might be wounded
That Life might die” – Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis (Augustine of Hippo), Sermons 191.1, 4th Century.

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John Lake Said What?

December 1, 2011

“The power of God, the Holy Ghost, is the Spirit of Dominion.  It makes one a god.” – John G. Lake, John G. Lake, His Life, His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith, 1995, pg. 13.

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“I want you to hear what Jesus said about himself.  God was in Christ, wasn’t He?  An incarnation.  God is in you, an incarnation, if you were born again.  You are incarnate…”  – John G. Lake, John G. Lake, His Life, His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith, 1995, pg. 196.

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“For God’s purpose through Jesus Christ is to deify the nature of men and thus forever make them like unto, … Thus he becomes the Son of god, a Savior and redeemer forever…” – John G. Lake, John G. Lake, His Life, His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith, 1995, pg. 304.

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“The thing that was forfeited in the garden was regained. God gave him [Adam] dominion over the works of His hand. God made him His understudy, His king to rule over everything that had life. Man was master, man lived in the realm of god. He lived on terms of equality with God. God was a faith God. All God had to do was to believe that the sun was, and the sun was. All God had to do was to believe that the planets would be, and they were. Man belonged to God’s class of being – a faith man, And he lived in the creative realm of God…” – John G. Lake, Kenneth Copeland Publications, Fort Worth, Texas 1994, pg. 66.

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Samuel Schuldheisz Said What?

November 29, 2011

“Obviously, there are more than ten ways that the Gospel is abused, misused and confused.  Sadly, as long as the Church is militant, that is, in this life until Christ’s return, she will still remain under assault from the devil, the world and our sinful nature.  Therefore, we can expect nothing less than errors, heresies and conflict both from without and from within the visible Christian church, which are both lamentable and grievous.

Even so, and in spite of these villains, our Lord Jesus Christ has promised that His Word will remain (Isaiah 55:10-11), that He will never leave nor forsake His Bride, the Church (Matthew 28:20, Psalm 94:14, Ephesians 5) and that the gates of hell shall not prevail against her (Matthew 16:18).  Accordingly, our Lord warns us to beware of false teachers (Matthew 7:15; Matthew 24:11) who, by deceitful and errors of the Word of the Lord will try and deceive good Christian people in every place.   Therefore, as God’s holy people (1 Peter 2) we are encouraged by the prophets and apostles to likewise speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), declare the Good News (Luke 24:47), and teach the pattern of sound words (2 Timothy 2:13) so that we might speak of our common salvation and contend for the faith once and for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3).

With that in mind, we examine the top ten ways that the Gospel is abused, misused and confused.  The Gospel is abused, misused and confused:

10. …when it is presented as one of several possible ways to heaven.

9. …when, after delivering a sermon or Bible study on the forgiveness of sins purchased and won for us by Christ Crucified, the forgiven sinners are returned to the threats of the Law (also known as the Law-Gospel-Law Sandwich).

8. …when it is proclaimed that Christ only died for the elect and when God’s sovereignty is declared over and above His mercy.

7. …when people are told that their sins are forgiven in the Name of Jesus, if and when they make a decision to invite Him into their hearts (watch out for backsliders).

6. …when satisfaction, merit, worthiness, or any involvement of the human will are included or allowed as pre-conditions for receiving the free gift of salvation in Christ.

5. …when social statements, public declarations of churches, denominational rulings or other such statements of man contradict the clear teachings of Scripture and the Christian faith.

4. …when it is declared as positive thinking, purpose-driven living, prosperity and success, a personal self-esteem builder, and people who are in need of forgiveness are rather directed to their own struggle, wrestling, prayer and positive attitude for assurance of salvation.

3. …when hearers are directed inward to their thoughts and feelings to find hope, comfort, consolation and the promise of salvation.

2. …when it does not predominate in the study and preaching of God’s Word.

And the number one way that the Gospel is abused, misused and confused is…

1. …when the Gospel is left undefined, assumed and unspoken.
Perhaps you have heard similar statements to the ones just listed.  A list like this encourages us to think critically and Biblically about what we hear, read, watch and take to heart.

But it’s not all bad news.   Even though we cry out with disciples, “Lord, who then can be saved?”, our Lord says in return: “With man it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible (Mark 10:26-27).”   By His water and word, body and blood, He turns sinners into saints, the dead into living and those condemned by the Law into those who are declared righteous in His sight through the free gift of salvation won for us in Christ on the Cross.   In His Gospel – Christ Crucified for our sins – we live and move and have our being, now and forevermore.” – Samuel Schuldheisz, Top Ten Ways that the Gospel is Abused, Misused and Confused, http://www.redeemer-lutheran.net/Mobile/default.aspx?article_id=1000058274, 2011. (Accessed 29/11/2011)

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Creflo Dollar Said What?

November 15, 2011

“Now, you know, we’re under the Blood of Jesus – so we can’t shoot and stone people like we used to. All we have to do is repent and God will forgive us and take us where we need to be. But I tell you man, if it wasn’t for the blood, there’d be a whole lotta us being stoned and being in Hell right now over the tithe. But for the Blood of Jesus, we’d be doomed.

I mean, I thought about when we first built The Dome, I wanted to put some of those little moving bars and give everybody a little card. They’d stick it in a little computer slot. If they were tithing, beautiful music would go off – and, you know: [Creflo sings] “Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to the World Dome!”

But- if they were non-tithers, the bar would lock up, the red and blue lights would start going, the siren would go off, and a voice would go out throughout the entire dome, “Crook, crook, crook, crook!”

Security would go and apprehend them, and once we got them all together, we’d line them up in the front and pass out Uzis by the ushers and point our Uzis right at all those non-tithing members ’cause we want God to come to church. And at the count of three ‘Jesus’-es we’d shoot them all dead. And then we’d take them out the side door there, have a big hole, bury them, and then go ahead and have church and have the anointing.

Aren’t you glad we’re under the Blood of Jesus? Because if we were not under the Blood of Jesus, I would certainly try it.

Folks, this is a serious thing.” – Creflo Dollar, http://youtu.be/JM3BWAmlXis, Uploaded on 12/01/2010. (Accessed 16/11/2011)

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Paul Washer Said What? (II)

November 13, 2011

“So you draw the net and get people to come forward. Now look at how they do this.

Music. It must play a role because they always make sure they got the right music. That must play a role. Some even dim the lights. Lighting’s important…

Tell me that doesn’t happen. It does. Everywhere.

That’s a cult. That’s manipulation. And I am going to call it exactly what it is. It’s wrong. It’s sin. It’s deceptive. And it has nothing to do with the ministry of Jesus Christ at all or the Apostles. ” – Paul Washer, The Danger of Altar Calls Paul Washer Legacy Conference 2010:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LTwfIuU9gw, (00:00-01:13), (Uploaded September 14, 2010), Accessed 10/2/11)