Jen Hatmaker’s Revision of Truth

Lorie Alexander of The Transformed Wife tackles Emily McFarland Miller’s interview with Jen Hatmaker. Miller’s piece appeared in the progressive news site Religion News Service. Recently LifeWay Christian stores pulled Hatmaker’s books from its shelves over her very vocal and unbiblical stance on homosexuality — she believes gay relationships can be holy —  so she has some explaining to do. It’s not terribly surprising that Miller threw her this softball question: You took a stand last fall saying LGBT relationships can be holy, and it got your books banned from LifeWay stores. Why was that important to you?

Good grief.

Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, Denny Burk, recently wrote that Progressive Christians (PC) like Hatmaker have a propensity to erase 2,000-years of Church history in an effort to see that the Church becomes more inclusive, more relevant, more open-minded. “There are many voices within the North American evangelical movement,” says Burk, “that are turning away from what the church has always believed and confessed. Hatmaker is now among them.” In his view the PC agenda (yes, liberals have an agenda) is to “re-imagine” Christianity to look a lot less like historic orthodox Christianity and more like the world. (source)

So with this in mind, following is Lorie Alexander’s post:

If we don’t like parts of the Bible can we simply decide they aren’t agreeable to us and refuse to believe them? Jen Hatmaker believes she can and she does. Here are a few of her quotes from a recent article:

She was asked: “You took a stand last fall saying LGBT relationships can be holy, and it got your books banned from LifeWay stores. Why was that important to you?”

Jen replied, “I just sort of have this dream for the church where it is safe and it is wide and it is generous and it includes all of our voices. For the longest time, the church has essentially had one voice — sort of the white, male voice. I’m starting to realize how much the church is missing when we silence whole people groups, like you’re either not welcome at all, or you’re welcome but not your voice, not your experience, not your life, and I saw that with the LGBTQ community.”

The Church isn’t wide and this is why we are told to walk on the narrow path and are warned that few will want to go on it. Many would rather take the broad path that Jen is talking about that leads to destruction. The only voice that matters is God’s Word, not “all of our voices,” for in it is Truth and God’s perfect will for our lives.

She bemoans that the church is only “the white, male voice.” I know some great male black preachers/teachers and other races, but to tell you the truth, race doesn’t matter to me so the color of one’s skin makes no difference. What matters is that whatever skin color they have they are speaking the truth. God did ordain men to be the leaders and teachers of the Word contrary to popular opinion and I respect this since women are absolutely more open to deception than men, as Jen proves so clearly and many like her.

I’m not sure when the Church has silenced “whole people groups.” The Church shouldn’t speak against any people, but against all sin, or it is a weak Church and this is the kind of Church Jen is promoting. “Live and let live” and forget about God’s Word since it speaks against sin and calls us to repent of it, she falsely believes. LGBTQs need to hear about the hope they have in Christ. They don’t need to be encouraged in their sin, but given a way out into true freedom from sin and condemnation, JEN!

We must never celebrate sin, any kind of sin; for sin is what Christ died to free us from. This is why I try to speak out about all sin, not trying to normalize it and make what God calls sin “holy.” The gravest problem today is that many “Christian” women do not know the Word of God. Their morning devotional is Jesus Calling instead of the Bible. Therefore, they are easily deceived and led astray by a number of these women “preachers” who aren’t teaching the truth at all.  Continue reading

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9 Responses to Jen Hatmaker’s Revision of Truth

  1. Manny1962 August 25, 2017 at 10:30 am #

    “Jen replied, “I just sort of have this dream for the church where it is safe and it is wide”

    “I have a dream!” Really you have a dream, so Jesus and His commands for His church have to acquiesce to your dream?!!! It is “wide”, so is the road that leads to perdition!

    “the church has essentially had one voice — sort of the white, male voice. ”

    Gee, Jesus is a male, the apostles were male, they spoke as one regarding The Lord, Jesus is the head! God is male, He is The Father not the mom, not some granny, the irreverance shown by these people knows no bounds!

    She sees “the church” as a social club, a psychiatrist’s couch, a social justice warriors meet, this woman is deluded.

    What I don’t understand is why does she keep calling herself “Christian?” Why not adopt another religion? If biblical Christianity doesn’t fit your bill, why not just leave? I think goddess worship is better suited for her, she’s obviously into the new age philosophy. I guess the fools that follow her pay plenty for her written swill, and in this position she can tear down what she hates the most, Jesus Christ, a male.

    There’s no excuse, none, for anyone who says they love Jesus Christ, to follow the Jezebel Spirit expounded by this woman. She arrigant, ignorant and thoroughly unsaved, don’t let her pretty smile and kind demeanor fool you, get to the core, read what she teaches, compare to scripture and make a judgement! If you are a child of God you are commanded to see the root of the teaching!

    • lyn August 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

      Good comment Manny. This woman is being used by Satan to deceive and delude sinners. She bases stuff on her ‘dreams’, which is actually her own thoughts on what SHE thinks a ‘church’ ought to be. 1 Cor. 5 makes it clear on how to deal with immoral behavior within Christ’s church, this woman is clueless. She is not born again, she is not a true follower of the Christ of the Bible. She is being used to confuse by her father, the devil.
      1 Cor. 6:9-11 does not confuse, it is crystal clear – homosexuals will NOT enter God’s kingdom – and such WERE some of you – past tense – meaning you no longer practice that vileness. Repentance is a lost doctrine in many visible churches today.

      For her information, the true church does NOT welcome unrepentant sinners, which is why I mentioned 1 Cor. 5. This woman is, as my old pastor used to say, ‘lost as a goose’.

  2. berlorac August 25, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

    The Church is the Body of Christ and so, by definition, is only comprised of believers. Members of the Body come together in a local church assembly where there must be discipline of all offenders. Christians can, and do, commit sins and these are those who are to be disciplined.

    Sometimes, unbelievers come to a local church gathering. It is the speaking forth of the Word of God that either convicts them unto salvation, or drives them away.

    Hatmaker has no problem with sexual perversion in her “dream church” because she doesn’t believe that such perversion is a sin. To her, it is not perversion. She does not believe God on this subject. It is because of this unbelief that she can feel free to dream up her own church. She is destroying lives with her false teaching. Teachers will be held to a higher standard. May God grant her repentance.

  3. Manny1962 August 25, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    Hi B!

    “Sometimes, unbelievers come to a local church gathering. It is the speaking forth of the Word of God that either convicts them unto salvation, or drives them away.”

    This in essence is the convicting of The Holy Spirit, but since Scripture is no longer expounded from the pulpit and since those behind the pulpit care for “attendance sheeple,” not converts what we get today at “church” gatherings is ear tickling, feel good pop psychology and entertainment. There’s no God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, sin, consequences, hell, salvation through Jesus exclusively, no offense to the unbeliever. When The Gospels of Jesus Christ are quite offensive to the world and the children of Satan.

    • berlorac August 25, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

      Yes, it is the Gospel that is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). This is what the Holy Spirit uses to convict. “So belief comes of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17).

      [what we get today at “church” gatherings is ear tickling, feel good pop psychology and entertainment.]

      And that’s why I haven’t “been to a church” in the past 12 years. I can’t find any place that actually teaches the truth.

      • Manny1962 August 25, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

        Amen and amen!!!!!!

  4. Linda Slager August 25, 2017 at 7:05 pm #

    Wonder if she ever opened a Holy Bible..

    There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 16:25

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge… Hosea 4:6.

    Hope she finds the real Jesus, learns His ways and forgets her version of what the Christian life should be.

  5. Manny1962 August 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    This woman has been proven false over and over again, yet her cadre of followers apologize for and defend her errors. She is leading so many into error.

  6. Mark E. Gallagher August 26, 2017 at 5:55 pm #

    We are leaving out something here that should be said~! I agree with all that has been said of course, but we missing the fact that Lifeways is not “Christian,” either. Just because they banned her books doesn’t alleviate the grievous errors Lifeway has made~! If You read the following article You will see what I mean~! They may have taken it from their shelves, however, they’ll still special order it for You~!
    http://pulpitandpen.org/2015/04/10/dont-believe-everything-christian-post-says-about-that-lifeway-blacklist/

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