Debunking Greater by Steven Furtick – Burn the Plows

Steven Furtick

Caption inspired by Chris Rosebrough.

Steven Furtick, spikey-haired, skinny-jeans wearing pastor of Elevation Church has a new book coming out and the title of the book is Greater.  Thankfully, Chris Rosebrough, host of Pirate Christian Radio’s Fighting for the Faith program has taken time to debunk Furtick’s latest work.  I’m thankful for this because it spares me the task of having to do it.  Okay, I’m having a lazy moment…I admit it.

Rosebrough always does a thorough job of explaining why what people like Furtick are saying in the name of God isn’t truly from the Word of God.  Check it out!

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2 Responses to Debunking Greater by Steven Furtick – Burn the Plows

  1. Carolyn says:

    Steven Furtick has very expressive eyes, don’t you think?

    What every stuffed shirt needs is a sycophant.
    http://thereformedtraveler.com/2012/11/02/stuffed-shirts-their-sycophants-the-cult-of-evangelical-leadership-part-3/

  2. Carolyn says:

    This is a play act. Steven uses an altered voice to traumatize his sycophants, to plead with them in words as he presumes to speak for God. How often have I sat under this same emotionally charged “voice” that is heaping guilt and condemnation on those who are not bending to it’s instructions. “Yes, Amen”, says the sycophant… and he feels strangely liberated as he submits to a new set of the spirit’s strategies for greater works. The actors never tire of acting, of creating new scripts. And the sycophants never tire of flattering and adulating their stars, hoping that some of the greatness will rub off on them.

    I’ve also heard THIS passage used for the attainment of power and gifts, of greater things, greater miracles, health and wealth rather than the context of its meaning…the “message” of eternal significance.

    1Corinthians 2:4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
    God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit
    6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature….

    The Spirit has greater things to show us alright…and they are things that can only be revealed by the revelation and demonstration of the Spirit of Truth. He shows us who he is, what he has done and what that means in terms of eternal destiny. Those are the things that cannot be understood by the words of man…the ploys of manipulators and the preaching of motivational speakers.

    The flesh, the old sinful nature will never be interested in the message unless it involves some form of ambitious self-elevation…wait a minute…isn’t that the name of Steven Furtick’s church? Yes. Elevation Church…and there it is…

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