Can we just go back to historic, Biblical Christianity, please?!? We don't need to hijack Halloween and 'Christianize' it. Well intentioned self-initiated "movements" like this one are short-lived, short-sited and lamely contrived.
Here is Shane Hipps, former co-teaching pastor with Rob Bell at Mars Hill in Grand Rapids, blowing winds of false doctrine designed to make you believe in universalism rather than Biblical Christianity.
The Holy Spirit warned us about men like Shane Hipps in Ephesians 4:10–16 which says:
“He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But, this picture of Paul Crouch of TBN only brings two words to mind. But, only focusing on the hand gesture and missing the bigger offense is really easy to do and is like missing the forest because of a tree. To make sure that you don't do that, ask yourself an important question regarding this photo:
What is MORE offensive, the hand gesture or the fact that Paul Crouch, a money grubbing charlatan con man who has made millions upon millions of dollars teaching rank heresy is wearing a clerical collar and broadcasting his flim flam from Jerusalem with the Temple Mount directly behind him?
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Note: We've called TBN and they claim that the gesture was "unintentional".
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Just when you think things couldn't getting any weirder in the church....
BTW, Jimmy the Greek is giving 250,000,000 to 1 odds that Repentance and the Forgiveness of Sins will be affirmed and defended on Oprah's program and 450,000,000 to 1 odds that Salvation only through faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins will be affirmed and defended.
Here's a photo of the real stage used by Katy Perry for comparison...because everybody everywhere knows that Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are outstanding Christian role-models that all of our daughters should strive to emulate...especially in church.
Look up high above the stage. What is it? Is it a vulture, a bat? No. It's Spider "Pastor"!
Pastor or more accurately wannabe Broadway sensation David Hughes of Church Circus by the Glades, this past Sunday decided that it was time to recreate the famous kiss scene from the Spiderman movie during church. You can see the video below or watch the entire "sermon" by clicking on this link.