Let’s try this again.
I’ve done book reviews of classic Pentecostal books, and angered many.
I wrote on why Speaking in tongues is not Biblical, and got ignored.
I’ve uploaded a much-downloaded Pentecostal timeline, and people still speak in tongues.
Let me try this again.
Much of what passes for Christianity today is not Christianity. That whole thing Benny Hinn does, and Kenneth Copeland, and what Myles Munroe did, and what Creflo Dollar does… none of that is Christian.
In Bible Christianity, God is God. God is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient. In other words, God is everywhere, all powerful, all knowing. God knows everything and can do everything. That’s what the Bible says.
In Charismatic Christianity. God is powerless, and knows only what He is present to see. This last point there’s varying levels of belief, but Copeland’s god is roughly Kenneth Copeland’s height, lives on a planet, and is locked away from the Earth, unable to do anything until you give Him permission. When you’re done hearing Kenneth Copeland speak, you begin to realize that his god is not god, but in fact Kenneth Copeland is. His god is not the god of the Bible.
Charismatic Christianity’s version of God is not God, but a man – blasphemy.
In Bible Christianity, God created the Universe Ex Nihilo, meaning “from nothing.” Nothing existed until God created it.
In Charismatic Christianity, their god tapped into a free form floating power substance called Faith, wrapped His words around it, and spoke the Universe into existence. It’s not only bad religion, it’s bad science.
In Bible Christianity, Jesus Christ is God, one third of the Trinity, eternally the Son of God from before the creation of the Universe, and He created everything. Literally, everything that was made, He created.
In Charismatic Christianity, Jesus Christ is a man who was very close to God, created by God. He died like everyone else, and was born again in Hell, the “first born again man”. And so, since you claim to be born again, you too are just like Jesus Christ.
Charismatic Christianity’s version of Jesus Christ is a blasphemy. Not only that, but what the Bible calls a “damnable heresy.” It’s in the category of, “you cannot believe this and be saved.” I’m deadly serious about this. If you believe what Copeland, Dollar, Munroe, Hinn, and Meyer say about this, you are not saved. If you died today, your eternity would be horrific. Your only consolation will be watching the Word faith preachers have to give account before a Thrice Holy God at the Great White Throne judgment. Unless they repent, they will be weeping, apologizing, begging, bargaining, and doing everything in their power to avoid spending eternity with the very people they led astray. And they’ll end up with you in the lake of Fire, forever.
In Bible Christianity, you are a man or woman. Your heart is desperately wicked, you are a sinner. In your flesh dwelleth no good thing. Sold into slavery to sin, doomed to eternity in Hell without Jesus Christ. When you are born again, you indeed are born into the family of God, but as a redeemed man or woman, a grateful servant and family member, knowing your lowly estate – yet shown mercy and forgiveness, and unmerited favor by Jesus.
In Charismatic Christianity, you are just as much an incarnation of god as is Jesus Christ – and more, because greater things you will do. You own the permission to allow God to act – in other words, you’re more (l’havdil) god than (l’havdil) God.
Sorry, had to break into Hebrew for that. I could not bring myself to write such an uninterrupted blasphemy – let alone believe that.
So, here’s what’s going to happen. If you REALLY REALLY REALLY believe this with all your heart – God’s going to say, “Okay. Save yourself then.”
And it’s going to be up to you to keep yourself from going to Hell. Better pay your vows and make your faith declarations! And it better be a doozie of a faith seed you pay to Bennie Hinn! I’m talking trillions of trillions of dollars this month alone!
Because there’s no greater miracle that salvation.
There’s no greater gift given to men than the undeserved atonement done by Jesus Christ.
There is no other name by which we are saved.
And if you really, really, really believe firmly what Charismatic Christianity teaches, Jesus Christ will look you in the eyes when you meet Him face to face, and He’s going to say one terrifying phrase to you.
“Away with you. I never knew ye.”