Pulpit & Pen fills us in on The Gathering, an upcoming event where wolves in sheep’s clothing posing as Christians and a few of what I refer to as the low-information evangelical (LIE) will be gathering to “unite the Body of Christ in America.” Why do LIEs wish to unite believers with those who teach doctrines of demons?
Please tell me how these sorts of events glorify God. And how. pray tell, do they help those who are seeking Truth? Speakers at The Gathering include Church leaders such as Ronnie Floyd, Jack Graham (SBC), Kay Arthur (noted Bible teacher) and Anne Graham Lotz (on behalf of Billy Graham) who, for reasons known only to them, choose to gather with WOLVES such as Kenneth Copeland, Robert Morris (Word of Faith) and Samuel Rodriguez (NAR).
What’ll it take to get LIE celebs to guard against error?
Ronnie Floyd and Kenneth Copeland: United As One
By Bud Ahlheim
Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie “Armani” Floyd is at it again. He’s attending yet another ecumenical conference; this one is advertised as “a solemn assembly”. It has been dubbed “The Gathering” and a gathering it is. It’s a whose who of evangelical outlaws, in-laws, crooks, and straights. Apparently, the main requirements to be apart of this “solemn assembly” are the ability to use “God” in a sentence and attract a million dollar following. The ability to use God’s name correctly is apparently optional. The website for the event, which is evocative of some new age, mystical conclave, can be seen HERE. By the time Floyd attends this event, which is scheduled for September 21, 2016, he will (thankfully) no longer be the President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Yet his willing participation in this rogue’s gallery gathering brings great harm to the witness of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Mike Gendron, in a chapel message at The Masters Seminary (See it HERE or HERE) said, “Any believer who seeks unity with unbelievers will compromise the Gospel and their testimony”. One can look at the list of speakers committed to this event to quickly recognize individuals who do not adhere to the same faith that Baptists claim to hold. Seriously, Kenneth Copeland is going to be there. He’s as lost as Goose in a corn maze.
Christians should always remember that a “profession” of faith does not mean the “possession” of faith. Neither is the self-applied label “Christian” indicative of genuine, biblical repentance and belief. After all, those adhering to Roman Catholicism, the greatest apostate “church” on the planet, claim themselves to be Christian. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints claims to be the church of the original apostles restored.
Megachurch pastor Ronnie Floyd, who was nominated to a second term as SBC President by JD Greear, has chosen to completely disregard any modicum of discernment in his willing associations with evident false teachers (Don’t forget his IHOP/OneThing participation) and, at the same time, has chosen to openly defy Scriptural instruction.
Consider the following Scriptural commands:
“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?” 2 Corinthians 7:3
“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.” 2 John 10-11
“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:11
“Watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.” Romans 16:17
There are many, many more warnings in the New Testament about false teachers and “other” gospels. In no case are believers to have fellowship with them, tolerate them in their midst, or give them respite in their homes. We’re told, instead, to avoid them, give them no greeting, and do not receive them.
Yet Ronnie Floyd is willing to share the stage and preach alongside the likes of Kenneth Copeland? What? Really? Are there any Southern Baptists paying attention?
Copeland is not a Christian. He does not preach the Gospel. Yet the speaker description from “The Gathering” website says this about him:
Since his earliest days of ministry, Kenneth Copeland has preached the uncompromised Word of God, continuing to fulfill his mission to declare from the top of the world to the bottom and all the way around that Jesus is Lord!
Now, that sounds all nice, doesn’t it? But Copeland’s “word of God” is not the church’s. Christ’s church does not preach, believe, or ascribe to the hereticalprosperity gospel. It is clearly “another gospel.” False gospels, according to the Apostle, Paul are anathema. The “Jesus” that Copeland touts is not the Jesus of the Bible, but “another” Jesus proclaimed by Word of Faith false teachers. Copeland’s Jesus is not THE Jesus of the Bible. Continue reading
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I was shocked and saddened to see Dr. Tony Evans on the list of speakers. He seems to be one of the few teachers on the radio with discernment.
Dr. Tony Evans is a good friend of Pastor Robert Morris, who is, by no stretch of the imagination, a heretic — but is a true godly man preaching the truth of Jesus Christ. The author of this post is mixing lies with truth — and will be judged accordingly.
Sad to see names of normally discerning people joining with heretics. Is popularity the draw? What else could it be!
What a classic case of “the pot calling the kettle black” we have been treated to by yet another post @ P & P.
“Yet his (Ronnie Floyd) willing participation in this rogue’s gallery gathering brings great harm to the witness of the Southern Baptist Convention.”
Wow!! Dissing of the SBC, why, we can’t have THAT. It’s the only remaining bastion of “Christianity” left in America—–if you don’t believe that, just ask an SBCer.
What is the SBC and who makes up it’s “flock”? According to their own in-house survey in the early ’90’s over 35% of it’s “pastors” were free-masons, you know, that satan worshipping bunch of thugs that claim to be a “charitable” type organization. That’s over twenty years ago, I wonder how much the infestation of satan worshipping free masons has permeated itself throughout the whole of the SBC.
Some years ago Ken Silva coined the phrase “Soon Becoming Catholic” for the “SBC” and sadly, that is pretty much the case. One would be hard pressed to find an “evangelical denomination” more ecumenical than the SBC.
“Sweep Beneath Carpet” also fits because there is no SBC affiliate that can stand the prying eyes and searching voice of a Berean. Instead they resort to threats of bodily harm and physical removal from their property if the ‘heretic’ Berean does not shut up. [Dates, names and churches supplied upon request.]
Is there an SBC “church” that actually preaches the Gospel? Where? Today we have their gospel of no repentance, and the heresy of ‘it’s okay to continue in your sins’ because you’ve been “saved”——-a notion no where to be found in Scripture. Is there one SBC “church” that is not over whelmed by the heresies of Charles Finney, his Arminian garbage, the ‘invitation’ system of manipulation of the emotions to make a (worthless) “decision for Christ”? Where?
That brings us back to the quote above in the second paragraph: what “witness of the SBC”? They have long ago exchanged any credibility they MAY have had for Gospel integrity with the first of their ever increasing list of compromises. They CERTAINLY do not witness to the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, but rather are the champions of those who “have a form of godliness but denying it’s power.” Theirs is the “big tent” gospel that accepts any and all who make a “profession of faith”. Any and all who will preach false doctrine but still bring in the big bucks to their coffers and lots of warm (though dead) bodies in their pews. Any and all who will compromise the Gospel, who mock the Lord Jesus with their lies, and who make their ‘converts’ two fold more a child of hell than themselves.
What Biblical mandate is there for the existence of the SBC or any other denomination? None****NONE****N O N E!!!! Why would any one who claims to love and serve the Lord Jesus have anything to do with such organizations, especially the SBC? Will you stay there in the hopes of getting the whole of the SBC to “see the light”, or will you obey the Scriptures and SEPARATE yourself from those who feign love to Christ while their fruits betray any and all notions of that?