judge, v.: to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises discern, v.: to perceive by the sight or other sense or by the intellect; to distinguish mentally; discriminate Despite the world and some people in the church telling us not to judge, judging and discerning (which are synonyms), are important intellectual and… Continue reading Don’t check your brains at the door: how/why Christians should judge
Steven Furtick displays in the video here how false teachers with their false doctrines can be so subtle, especially when they churn up emotional hype around their message. Furtick calls himself “the son of God” and says he’s “always been the son of God.” This post comes thanks to the vigilance of the folks at the Church Watch Central blog.
Narcigesis – A biblical hermeneutic where one reads themselves into the bible and writes God out of it. [Source]
Steven Furtick is internationally recognized as King of the Narcigetes for a good reason: he seems to only read himself into the biblical text. The problem with this hermeneutical approach is that Jesus says that the scriptures point to Him.
“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.” John 5:39-40
Because of this, many people consider Elevation Church a cult because how Steven Furtick elevates himself to a messiah-like status. The below video snippet futher strengthens the case that Elevation church should be avoided.
The below video was uploaded by Elevation Church onto Steven Furtick’s Facebook account.
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