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:
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.
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.
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)