Cameron Buettel of Grace to You reviews megachurch pastor Steven Furtick’s latest book that he wrote to defend his qualifications as a pastor. However, Buettel reveals that the criterion for “overseers” detailed in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:5–9 are not mentioned in the book! As we pointed out in Why Won’t Steven Furtick Answer Tough […]
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Why won’t Steven Furtick answer tough questions about his ministry?
Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service wonders why the prophet-pastor of the multi-site Elevation Church is so secretive. I mean, aren’t pastors supposed to be transparent? Well, yes. But according to Merritt, Pastor Steven won’t answer tough questions, especially about his lavish lifestyle. If you haven’t heard of Steven Furtick, he’s one of the high-profile pastors that the […]
Steven Furtick teaches that God Breaks the Law
A little over a year ago Steven Furtick, prophet-pastor of the highly influential Elevation Church in North Carolina, taught his congregation that God broke the law of love. Recently he posted a two minute clip from that sermon on Facebook which caused quite a stir. For those who are unfamiliar with Pastor Steven, the late […]
Steven Furtick Gladhands TD Jakes’ Church – Gives $35,000 To Jakes
For those who are unfamiliar with Steven Furtick, he is among those the late Ken Silva dubbed: Evangelical Ecumenical Magisterium (EEM) which is comprised of megachurch pastors. In a blog post entitled Steven Furtick and the Second Great Embarrassment, Silva quipped: “Furtick is the spiritually nefarious prophet-leader of the highly influential multi-site megachurch known as Elevation Church, […]
Furtick joins Rod Parsley’s 2017 N.A.R. “Dominion Camp”
Elevation’s pastor Steven Furtick is aligning with Jesse DuPlantis, Perry Stone and others for Apostle Rod Parsley’s annual Dominion Camp Meeting. Parsley says he is ready to release a seven-times greater anointing into your life. Check out the promo video: Furtick has been full-on N.A.R. (New Apostolic Reformation) for years, and now he’ll be delivering […]
Furtick, Elevation Church activate N.A.R. Apostles
“Prophetic Activations” will happen next week at Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church, a clear indicator that Furtick is not just affiliating, but becoming one with the heretical New Apostolic Reformation. I first noticed Furtick dipping his toe into the signs-and-wonders New Apostolic Reformation movement five years ago when he traveled to Australia for the Presence 2012 […]
Association of Related Churches: Time to get off the ARC
A few years ago I became aware of a network of churches called Association of Related Churches, or ARC. This church planting organization runs on the Seeker, Growth-By-Numbers model and started in 2000 with six founders: Greg Surratt, Billy Hornsby, Rick Bezet, Chris Hodges, Dino Rizzo and Scott Hornsby. The ARC website used to list […]
The fruit of Global Leadership Summit 2018
“How many of us are saving our best for the next life when all we have is this life?” That’s one of the many nuggets coming from an allegedly Christian conference for Christian leaders. While the event distanced itself from it’s controversial founder, Bill Hybels, it remains a conference lacking in true biblical leadership. And […]
Can You Change Yourself?
Cameron Buettel urges Christian leaders to repudiate the philosophy that says you can change yourself that’s promoted by self-help gurus Anthony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey and their ilk and replace that worldly philosophy with “the truth of biblical anthropology—that all men are, by nature, totally depraved sinners.” But instead, pastors with rock star status like Joel […]
I had been praying to the Lord to give me wisdom and discernment for many months. At the time I was attending a Calvary Chapel in a mountain community where I live. The Lord kept revealing things to me little by little. At first it was the books they were selling in their small bookstore. […]