Rod Parsley Zip Lines into Pulpit

I found this over at A Little Leaven, so I tip my hat to the Museum of Idolatry’s curator, Chris Rosebrough.

Rod Parsley zip lined into his church, and awkwardly arrived at his pulpit.  When you’re a popular, hip, happenin’ pastor, you don’t just walk in, place your Bible on the pulpit and begin to preach; you have to be cool!  I don’t know the reason for this, but I’m sure it was to generate adoration from his devoted followers.

The church has become a circus and anyone with an ounce of discernment can see it.  I’m just wondering when the elephants and clowns will come marching in?

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43 Responses to Rod Parsley Zip Lines into Pulpit

  1. stannj51 says:

    They have to entertain the troops because otherwise they’ll leave and find a more interesting club church to tithe to.

  2. mywordlikefire says:

    Reblogged this on My Word Like Fire.

  3. Janet Jump says:

    Shameful, a mockery I’m ashamed and embarrassed.

  4. judy mackenzie says:

    God’s word says “TOUCH NOT MINE ANNOINTED …DO MY PROPHETS NO HARM!!!” You are in grave danger for your words of comtempt against GOD’S ANNOINTED!

    • judy mackenzie says:

      ROD IS GOD’S MAN…YOU ARE IN GREAT RISK COMING AGAINST GOD’S ANNOINTED. Rod is raising fund’s for the young people from ALL OVER THE WORLD to attend VALOR CHRISTIAN.. Remember those who have absolutley no means to attend w/o our help.

    • Judy, the text you quote is a reference to the nation Israel; to say it refers to Rod Parsley is to pull the verse out of context.
      Rod Parsley does not preach truth, he twists the word of God for selfish gain. May the Lord open your eyes and cause you to search the scriptures, not just quote them out of context.

  5. pam says:

    It is really sad that the Church has become a place where people expect to be entertained. We go to church to learn about God, to listen to His Word; not to be entertained. Do we really need this to hear His Word? Seriously people, we are God’s children, we don’t need this kind of sham in church. Churches have gone too far in trying to bring in more people than the other church and in bringing a circus atmosphere into church. God help us all.

    • judy mackenzie says:

      I can assure you this was no sham. You are totally mistaken about Rod Parsley. I have been healed many times of different diseases by just sitting in the pew. GOD’S ANNOINTING is so strong on Rod that signs and wonders are common-place. Jesus himself said we would do greater things than He did. If you’re in a luke warm church you need to seek out where the signs and wonders are happening.

    • Yet Jesus said a wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign as opposed to just believing God’s Word.

  6. This type of entertainment happens because most have no clue who God is, they are ignorant of His holiness, which demands a deep sense of awe and reverence. Just saying ‘God is holy’ doesn’t cut it. You must have a deep understanding of God, and that only comes through prayer, bible study and meditating on His word. Most people go to church because they want an emotional experience. However, that experience lasts as long as the service does. They leave the same way they came…unregenerate and void of truth. When the church copies the world, it becomes like it and has no impact for Christ on the world. When truth is suppressed and/or twisted, sinners remain in their sins and defend stunts like this because they have no understanding…they are void of the Spirit and His regenerating power. They say they are saved and back that with a work, or a twisting of scripture. They are clueless on the doctrine of soteriology and other essential doctrines of the Christian faith because deep truths aren’t taught from the pulpit {as the above video attests to}. The ‘dumbing down’ of society has led to multitudes being blinded and deluded, and not having an inkling that it’s even taking place. This is so sad.

    Here is a great message I highly recommend on the glorified Christ, by Steven Lawson – https://vimeo.com/62207365

    • judy mackenzie says:

      Thousands have given their lives to Christ under Rod’s ministry. He is far deeper in God than any other minister I’ve ever known. There is no dumbing down at World Harvest Church. Salvation, Deliverance, and Healing and a full Gospel is preached at every service. People attend services from far places every week. I can assure you there is no looking for a sign, that isn’t even in the same context. I am 65 years old and have been walking in divine health for many many years. I haven’t been to a doctor nor taken any drugs or even aspirin for at least 7 years and I attribute it to be God’s Holy Annoin
      ting that flows in that body of believers, World Harvest Church.

  7. Teresa says:

    judy mackenzie

    You said…I have been healed many times of different diseases by just sitting in the pew. GOD’S ANNOINTING is so strong on Rod that signs and wonders are common-place.

    If this is common place then explain to us why Rod Parsley or this anointing he has, why has he not healed his own son of Aspergers’s Autism.

    • judy mackenzie says:

      God is healing him and has brought him along way already. Remember “healing ” is a process and takes time. Miracles are instant. The first time I attended World Harvest Church I didn’t know God healed. I had hands layed on me that night and within 3 weeks my glaucoma was gone. If it had been a miracle, it would have happened instantly that night. And I will remind you Rod is not healing people, God is. I must tell you that Rod’s son has a 4 pt grade average and he is excelling in his academics. The doctors said he would never graduate from high school. I hope you can tap into God’s annointing so you too can be blessed in all areas of your life! And may you prosper as well!!!

  8. Kim says:

    What in the world kind of music is that they were “playing”?

  9. judy mackenzie says:

    My final reply: “Do not judge, or you will be judged.” God is Rod’s vindicator and defender. AMEN

    • Judy, I wish you and others who so loosely and flippantly use the ‘do not judge’ phrase out of context would look up the biblical definition of the word.

      Let’s look at some of Parsley’s teachings and compare it to scripture…
      concerning the shed blood of Christ and the giving of His body on the cross…
      Rod Parsley: “It is that simple. The hard part has already been tackled. If God didn’t want to heal you, He should not have done it! Remember, by his stripes, you WERE healed! Your cure has already been appropriated through the “IMMUNIZED” blood of His Son.” (Rod Parsley, The Backside Of Calvary, Results Publishing, Columbus, OH, 1991, p. 72.) (Emphasis added.)
      “The same “Immunized” blood that saved your soul was shed as well for the healing of your body. This is not just a factual promise; it’s a Bible truth.” (Ibid., p. 73.) (Emphasis added.)
      “If through the ‘filter’ of the old blood covenant the Lord was able to declare, ‘I am the God that healeth thee’, then here on the back side of Calvary, through the “Immunized” blood of His Son, how much better for us is God’s healing Word?” (Ibid., p. 94.) (Emphasis added)
      From Isaiah 53:5, ‘But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.’ The text is referring to being healed of the disease of sin, not being healed of every disease known to man. This is a practice by Rod Parsley known as eisegesis, or adding to the text something that is not there. Theologian John Gill’s commentary may help you to understand, ‘Sin is a disease belonging to all men, a natural, hereditary, nauseous, and incurable one, but by the blood of Christ; forgiving sin is a healing of this disease; and this is to be had, and in no other way, than through the stripes and wounds, the blood and sacrifice, of the Son of God. Christ is a wonderful physician; he heals by taking the sicknesses of his people upon himself, by bearing their sins, and being wounded and bruised for them, and by his enduring blows, and suffering death itself for them.’ It is common for word of faith hucksters to twist the word of God and extort money from the unsuspecting and uninformed. There’s so much more that is unbiblical about this man’s preaching, I encourage you to read about this at http://www.cephasministry.com/parsley.html
      You can also read about his unbiblical claims at http://www.victorstephens.com/victorstephenswebsite_135.htm

      I searched his website and found NO gospel presentation whatsoever…good grief, doesn’t that give you a clue this man is only it it to fleece folks?

      Judy, may God open your eyes to your sins, may He draw you to Jesus Christ. Only the atoning work of Christ can cleanse you of your sin, only the grace of God can save your soul. Salvation is based solely on the grace of God, which is found in Ephesians 2:8-9, ‘for by grace are you saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast’.

    • Teresa says:

      Judy M,

      I am going to ask you one more time..Why has Rod P not healed his own son with a prayer cloth that he send out to others or layed hands on his own son to be healed. You claim your healed by just sitting in the pews and all these people through this mighty anointing but yet his son still suffers for Autism today….just wondering.

    • Teresa says:

      judy M

      you said….I am 65 years old and have been walking in divine health for many many years. I haven’t been to a doctor nor taken any drugs or even aspirin for at least 7 years and I attribute it to be God’s Holy Annoin

      Judy divine health is impossible and not biblical. Divine health is what Rod Parsley teaches and it is not biblical.. 2 cor 4:16 16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. NLT

      Divine healing is from God divine heath as you said and rod teaches is not biblical.

      I need to go but will comment more on this later teresa

  10. Judy,

    I forgot a link and I hope you will at least read some of what I am giving you – http://www.letusreason.org/Popteach7.htm

    From the article – “People have said that it’s selfish to ask God to give a hundredfold return on the seeds sown in the financial realm. No it’s selfish not to expect the hundredfold return. … The anointing is on the seed. If you will divest, God will invest”(Rod Parsley, God’s Answer to Insufficient Funds, 1992, pp. 56-57).
    Here is a gross twisting of scripture, when the Bible speaks of sowing seed, it is not referring to giving anybody or any ministry money! Sow means ‘to scatter'; seed is the word of God. When the Gospel is scattered all across the earth, it will fall on different ‘soils’ or types of hearts. Only the good soil/heart that has been cultivated by God will receive the seed. Parsley twists the meaning of God’s word so severely, he is a false teacher only interested in making himself wealthy. If that is not enough to cause you to open your bible, compare what this man teaches to what God’s word actually says, nothing else will.

    • judy mackenzie says:

      God does not consider you unworthy, I just do not understand why you believe you are. I hope you can explain your belief. God Bless you!!

  11. Judy,

    I did some more digging and found somewhat of a presentation of a twisted gospel on Rod’s church website, he states this in his beliefs——–

    ‘God is the Creator of the world we live in. He controls what happens with His creation (the churchy word for that is sovereignty). He is eternal, meaning that He has always existed and always will. And He exists in three forms, all at the same time – God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit.

    Mankind (that is, all human beings, male and female) was made in the spiritual image of God. His intent was that we would conform to His character. Mankind was made to give God glory – to be living, walking, breathing reminders that He exists. We fall short of that standard because of sin, an innate predisposition to disobey God. It’s part of us and wasn’t caused by anything we’ve experienced after we were born. Our sinful attitude separates us from God. We can’t have a right relationship with God on our own; we need to be forgiven of our sin, and that is only possible by believing that Jesus’s sacrificial death on our behalf at Calvary was for each of us, individually.

    Eternal life is promised to all of us. We are not earthly beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having an earthly experience! We have two possible destinations when our lives on Earth end: Heaven and Hell. The difference between destinations doesn’t depend on whether you were a “good person” or a “bad person;” it depends on whether or not you have asked Jesus Christ to accept the penalty for your sins. If you have, you are as sure to live forever in Heaven as if you were there right now!’ STOP RIGHT HERE…nowhere in scripture will you find the phrase ‘ask Jesus Christ to accept the penalty for your sins’. That is not even biblical, period. Salvation is not based on something we do, it is all of grace. I have already given you Ephesians 2:8-9, I do hope you will open your bible and read those verses for yourself.

    Concerning Jesus Christ, Parsley states ‘He has promised to return to Earth to establish a Kingdom here, and all who have accepted a relationship with Him (or, as we often say, those who are “saved” or “born again) will be part of that Kingdom.’ Here is more unbiblical errors, being born again does not hinge on our accepting Christ. To be born again is literally to be born from above, by God, that doesn’t depend on anything we do. From John 1:12,13, ‘But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.’ This is a supernatural birth, wrought solely by the power of God. Rod Parsley is not bringing anyone to Jesus Christ because the gospel he’s presenting is NOT biblical.

    • judy mackenzie says:

      Rod had several hundred accept Christ this morning. Please take time to see a replay of the morning service as it was amazing. Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU!! The angels are rejoicing! Rod Parsley .com

  12. mondoray27 says:

    Ok , so the guy’s a handy zip liner, but how well does he articulate the gospel.

    • see my 7:43 pm post for Parsley’s ‘gospel’ presentation

    • judy mackenzie says:

      Rod Parsley .com We saw several hundred give their life to Christ this morning,,,How does that compare with your experience at church today? Please stop judging this man of God and go to the web and see for yourself! God Bless you !

  13. Teresa says:

    Judy M,

    You may want to read Matt 7: verses 13-23 and it will paint you a different picture of do not judge. Please especially pay attention to verse 15……Teresa

  14. Teresa says:

    Lyn,

    You posted this part of Parsely false teaching….from Rod’s book

    Rod Parsley: “It is that simple. The hard part has already been tackled. If God didn’t want to heal you, He should not have done it! Remember, by his stripes, you WERE healed! Your cure has already been appropriated through the “IMMUNIZED” blood of His Son.” (Rod Parsley, The Backside Of Calvary, Results Publishing, Columbus, OH, 1991, p. 72.) (Emphasis added.)

    but right before he said that…..Rod parsely had this to say which is so not biblical…

    “Salvation and healing are two gifts wrapped up in the same package. For God, it is just as easy to forgive sin as it is to dissolve a cancerous growth. To Him, healing is just as important and necessary as Salvation.” [7]

    Lyn…I concur with everthing you have had to say….Amen!

    • Teresa,

      This guy is clueless to essential doctrines of the Christian faith. People seek Parsley and defend his message because they want a quick fix to a temporal situation. It’s just like when the crowds followed Jesus, they wanted healed of their temporal diseases, but most were not interested in forsaking their sins, dying to self and following Christ…no matter what the cost. Parsley’s message is what tickles the ear and appeals to the sinful flesh – promise folks healing and wealth, take verses out of context and fleece the deluded. It isn’t hard because most never crack open a bible…truth is not what they are after. They want their bank accounts to grow and sickness to leave them, when truth is presented they counter with the old standby ‘judge not’ and ‘touch not my anointed’. They pull these verses out of context as if that’s some sort of biblical defense against a false prophet. ”

      When the disciples asked the Lord Jesus what would be the sign of His coming, and of the end of the age, His first response was, ‘take heed no man deceive you’. Deception is the most influential weapon Satan uses because it works. The Lord knows deception is the number one tool used by the evil one; why is it so effective? Because NO ONE studies the word of God, NO ONE wants to deny self, die to self and the world and follow Christ. They reject truth, that leads to their being easily deluded. It’s part of God’s judgment against sinners for their rejection of biblical truth and defense of false teachers and their doctrines of demons. The more one rejects truth, the deeper into delusion they go…

  15. judy mackenzie says:

    Thank all of you for your info. I will take this before the Lord in prayer. I do encourage all of you to digest Easter mornings service and tell me in all honesty what you think. I humbly submit this to you..Thank you and may our Lord richly bless each one of you tis week. judy

    • Judy,

      This guy does not even get the Gospel right. If he is wrong about that, he’s wrong on everything else as well. All he wants is your money; these hucksters live in expensive homes, drive expensive cars, and wear expensive clothing. How is money spent lavishly on ‘self’ bringing glory to God and helping to advance His kingdom?

      Please, read this verse, this is how God saves sinners…
      “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

      Salvation is based on God’s grace, not on you accepting Jesus’ invitation, or inviting Him into your heart. I am only concerned about your eternal destiny Judy, following false teachers is very dangerous.
      I urge you to cry out as the tax collector did, ‘O God, be merciful to me, a sinner’. I pray God will be merciful to you and show you from His word the truth.

  16. melissa says:

    I used to follow Rod Parsely. Then one night he was talking about abortion. Many years ago as a teen, I had an abortion (that I now regret!). I was in tears within minutes, so I called the number on the screen. I just wanted to talk to somebody, I just wanted to pour my heart out about my experience. The lady I got on the phone wasn’t interested in listening to me, she just kept asking me “do you want me to pray?” I said, “I just want to talk to you or somebody, I just want to talk about it and get things off my chest” she never missed a beat and said “do you want me to pray?” I just hung up. From that point on, I never watched him again. Soon after, the Lord opened my eyes to this Word Faith guru. The only folks getting rich, are the ones asking for a “seed”. And I agree with another poster. “divine health/healing” does not come this side of the Rapture. We may be in “good health”, but we are still decaying, and you still have a date with death Judy.

    Judy, you have been well taught it appears, on how to cherry pick the bible and take scripture out of context.

    • judy mackenzie says:

      You CANNOT receive anything you do not BELIEVE from GOD ALMIGHTY. I am totally committed to God in every aspest of my life, and he DOES give divine health only to those who BELIEVE Him to do it. I really appreciate your point of veiw, but there is a greater understanding to GOD. He cannot be put in any box. But belief if the heart of the matter. May you be blessed in all things Mellisa. I am 65 and still seeking Him for HIS truth. It’s like all the baptists denominations having so many hairs they are splitting. They all think they are right… so sad…but the gospel is the only thing that glues them togather. We should pray for unity in the BODY of CHRIST! Praise be to GOD! Have a great Sunday! judy

  17. Karen says:

    A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats. — C.H. Spurgeon

  18. Teresa says:

    Jundy M,

    I want to start a new post addressed to you.

    I posted this comment to you on
    Teresa says:

    March 30, 2013 at 8:59 am

    judy M

    you said….I am 65 years old and have been walking in divine health for many many years. I haven’t been to a doctor nor taken any drugs or even aspirin for at least 7 years and I attribute it to be God’s Holy Annoin

    Judy divine health is impossible and not biblical. Divine health is what Rod Parsley teaches and it is not biblical.. 2 cor 4:16 16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. NLT

    Divine healing is from God divine heath as you said and rod teaches is not biblical.

    I just wanted to make sure you did not miss this comment, so I reposted.

    Judy, I know who does the healing, it certainly is God. BTW, just so you know… I have been to Rod Parley’s church and he has been to my old church in WV several times. I know what he teaches and I know how he opperates.

    Judy be a Berean search the scripture because I can tell you right now Rod Parsley does “not” preach the gospel and he preaches another Jesus. The Word of faith movement is dangerous and is another gospel. We know what Galatians 1 has to say about that.

    Ever heard of the New thought movement, ever heard of Christian science, mind science, ever heard of Oprah Winfrey she teaches the same junk wrapped in a different package. That is why she can have Joel Osteen , T D Jakes ( whom is from West virginia as well ) on her shows. Ever heard of E W kenyon who got his teachings from Christian science and New thought. Ever heard of Kenneth Hagin Sr. who tried to steal Kenyons work and pass it off as his own. Hagin was a false teacher who started the word of faith movement. He took false teaching and mixed them with the word of God and that is how this got started….Judy do some homework and you must see the LORD concerning this matter while you can. Remember we are warning you and you must do some reseach and defend the Word of God, contend the faith and do not defend a false teacher.

    Go to the word of God Judy for you truth. I am not trying to be critical of this man but according to God’s word he is a wolf…..

  19. Teresa says:

    Judy,

    you said,

    judy mackenzie says:

    March 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    God is healing him and has brought him along way already. Remember “healing ” is a process and takes time. Miracles are instant. The first time I attended World Harvest Church I didn’t know God healed. I had hands layed on me that night and within 3 weeks my glaucoma was gone. If it had been a miracle, it would have happened instantly that night. And I will remind you Rod is not healing people, God is. I must tell you that Rod’s son has a 4 pt grade average and he is excelling in his academics. The doctors said he would never graduate from high school. I hope you can tap into God’s annointing so you too can be blessed in all areas of your life! And may you prosper as well!!!

    Judy who told you this. who said healing is a process and takes time. Miracles are instant. Did the Word of God tell you this. Jesus healed instantly,he did not say to those he healed, it takes time, the disciples healed instantly. Are not miracles and Divine healing from God the same….

    Rod’s son has high-functioning autism and I know he is smart but the point is he still has it Judy. Why did they in the past seek for help and why are they still seeking professional help for their son, Why are they not laying hands on him and trusting God for his healing.

    I am not a doubting Thomas here. but I have seen how all this works first hand. When they pray for one to be healed and they are not healed, then who get the blame…..They will tell you is because you have sin in our life, unforgivenss, not enough faith in our faith, and so forth. Paul asked God three times to be healed and what did God tell him….
    2 cor 12:8-10 KJV
    8. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
    9. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
    10. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

    Justin Peters “A call for discernment” does a biblical critique of the Word of Faith movement and it’s orgin …..please Judy it would be worth your while to go check him out.

    Ask the LORD to help you see the truth and know the truth of his word, not someone else says is the truth

    Teresa I am posting to you Judy because I care about you.

  20. Teresa says:

    Judy,

    Google Pastor Paul Washer “The True Gosple” ot os at ;least over on hour sermon. It iwll bless your spirit. Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7X24_vOWwU

    • Teresa says:

      never type without your bi-focal or glass…..lol it is at least over an hour….i can not spell.

    • Teresa says:

      Judy,

      This is the biblical gospel but different than you are use to hearing. I remember listing to this man and John MacArthur knowing this is not the messages I having been hearing but my spirit knew they were speaking truth and God’s truth. Later Teresa

  21. judy mackenzie says:

    Thank you Teresa for your loving concern. I too need bi-focals and spell check! I hope to visit the message you wrote about sometime this week. I have been really under the gun as my home of 40 years burned to the ground last fall. I am very over-loaded at present trying to get insurance inventory done and the demo of my home this week. May you have a great Sunday….GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR’S! judy

  22. Teresa says:

    Judy,

    I have been pondering this for days and praying about this, so I must ask you a question, not to put you on the spot, but as a sister in Christ, without someone telling you or you looking it up… What is the gospel?

    What is the gospel according to GOD’S Word? Your biblical view of man and so forth……

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