Middle School Punk Preachers

I think it’s time for Steven Furtick to go to the principle’s office.  He’s being snotty again!

You know what I think of when I see Steven Furtick?  I think of a spoiled-brat middle schooler.  Remember his “haters” video?  Yeah.  I think you get my point.

Case in point… check out the following tweet from Furtick.  This is one method Furtick has for handling his critics:

Oh, that’s mature.  What’s next?  Is he going to tell his mommy on him?

Okay, look, I happen to take God’s Word seriously, and the book of Titus comes to mind when I read that tweet:

Titus 1:7-9:

7 For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, 9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

Titus 2:6-8:

6 Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; 7 in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, 8 sound in speech which is beyond reproach, in order that the opponent may be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

Titus 3:1-2:

1 Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, 2 to malign no one, to be uncontentious, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.

How can we believe Furtick faithfully represents God’s Word when he doesn’t model it in his behavior and conversation?

Go to time out, mister!

(HT:  Ken Silva)

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21 Responses to Middle School Punk Preachers

  1. Darrel says:

    What do you expect from LOST, FALSE TEACHERS?

  2. Javanut says:

    I wouldn’t listen to Furtick if you paid me. Same for Perry Noble. Why anyone does listen to them is beyond me.

  3. Michael says:

    I cant disagree, though your comments about HIM are a little snarky as well. If we are to expose inappropriate behavior, shouldnt it be amidst the light of righteousness in our own behavior?

  4. Craig D says:

    Furtick also seems to have forgotten—in his seemingly angry and perhaps knee-jerk railing against his critic—that the Bible says “do not return evil for evil” (Rom12:17, 1Ths5:15 & 1Pet3:9).

  5. Craig D says:

    Comment #2 So then I went and watched the ‘haters’ video . . . what an awful man. :-(

  6. This guy is just another trendy bla bla, enjoying his 15 minutes and thinking hes all that run of the mill new radical. I can tell from his media that he neither fears God nor respects any who would criticise his errors. His pride will inevitably guide him to the biblical fall. As he has ignored certain aspects of scripture, ultimately he himself wil be ignored.

    What bothers me more than his self deluding attitude is the fact that James McDonald has had in in a Harvest church pulpit. I pray the trend does not continue.

  7. iwanthetruth says:

    I have to say, this picture and the one in the “birthing” post… something wrong when I look at their faces.

    No softness or peace..

  8. I have looked at the ‘Haters’ video an phew, what a bitter man he is. So every person who has a diiferent opinion about his way of looking at christianity is considered to be a Hater. Bible founded people like John MacArthur and David Wilkerson are/were considered Haters? I think that you can’t have an open and sincere discussion with this man and these people of the neo ultracharismatics/NAR/Dominionist. This is very scary because they will not be held accountable for every thing at all. If this man for some reason would fall, he would probably even curse his critics as haters and say that this reason would be a mistake, just like Todd Bentley. His facial expression was just scary. He is talking about biblical love but if he’s full of that, why making this video anyway. If an unbeliever would see this video, they will probably see a conceited man. This attitude reminds me of that of dictators like Khadaffi, Mugabe etc. People who don’t care what others think about them or what they are doing. There is only one truth and that is their truth so dismissing any other deviated opinion. Any other opinion are brutally oppressed. This is very sad but unfortunately, these different within the christian church will only grow. It will be the ultracharismatic, more experiences based point of view vs. the more moderate, more bible based point of view. And the Holy Ghost is grieved… What sad and what a shame.

  9. ian vincent says:

    @ Michael

    Point well made. It’s a trap or a bait that is so easy to be taken in by, to return evil for evil.

    On one hand, we want to warn people about fake preachers, and on the other, we don’t want to become celebrity gossip columnists or tabloid “journalists”.

    http://ianvincent.wordpress.com/

  10. Darrel says:

    So let me get this straight, we are to give this clown and others like him a pass because that is what Jesus would do, right? Never mind that he doesn’t even speak the Gospel, or that hate gushes from his face, or that the gospel he preaches is one of anything goes-I’m ok, your ok-, or that exposing sin on any level is not his thing. Is discernment just a seventy-five cent college-boy word that we heard some one speak but have no idea what it is or how we are to exercise it in our walk with the Lord? Why would anyone in their right spiritual mind even consider that this jerk speaks by the Holy Spirit? If you wish to side with him that is your priviledge, but do not excuse his sin of pride and expect me to follow along—ain’t gonna happen.

    Want a good lesson in how a demon speaks and uses a human being? Watch the video again.

  11. Daffydil says:

    Alrighty, already! Just watched the “haters” video for the first time and I have no idea what this guy is talking about. I did hear the term “christianity” mentioned a couple times. I never once heard the name “Jesus”. I can only guess he’s rather “miffed” at someone or some group – whoever the “haters” are. I don’t think I’ll be watching other videos by him as I don’t think he knows what he’s talking about either!

    Questions for readers – if you study the early Church, do you think this guy would have lasted very long? Would he have been a leader there? How would he stand up in the face of persecution? Or would he be running away on the fast track? In this age of digital revelation and manure, there are many voices to follow. Take care about what you hear and who you follow. It’s getting dark out there…..and not just the background in that goofy video.

    • Likeflint says:

      Daffydil, when I read your comment I thought of 1 John 2:19 “They went out from us but they were not of us”. I am sure there would be more fitting verses but thats my take on it.

  12. Doug says:

    Is that Furtick in the picture, or Ace Ventura, Pet Detective? He looks like a young Jim Carrey mugging for the camera.
    Are there any sheep in his goat church? Why would they stay?

  13. ian vincent says:

    @ Darrel

    Who here gave a “pass” to Furtick?

    http://ianvincent.wordpress.com/

  14. Street Preacher says:

    By their fruits you shall know them. Our Lord is worthy of so so much more than these goats who claim to be His servants.
    This man Furtick shows his true colours by his response to critic.
    Mr Furtick you need to get saved. Mr Furtick you need to know the new creation that is in Christ.
    Mr Furtick, Jesus Christ loves you and shed His precious sin free Blood for you. Please repent.
    This also goes for most of these cool, hip and “with it” preachers, Repent, return to the old paths.
    Most of them, like Mr Furtick are lost. Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.

  15. Kiwi Dave says:

    Did you know that the term “haters” is the same term used by homosexuals and paedophiles to describe normal people who oppose their behaviour – especially those with families and children?
    Also, how does Steven Furtick get to thinking he’s a “Pastor”? He most certainly fails when compared with what the scriptures say, as Chrystal posted above, and the Apostle Peter set this example:

    “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” I Peter 5:5 KJV

  16. Paul says:

    Is this the result of the direction youth ministry has taken for so many years? MTV in the pulpit?

    The church is meant to be a radical alternative to the fashions of the world — not to ape them.

  17. Paul says:

    @Kiwi Dave

    “…clothed with humility…”

    On watching the video I blenched, but struggled to put my finger on precisely what had gone awry with this chap. But I think that you’ve really nailed it, there.

    Thanks! (Both to you and of course to dear Peter…)

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