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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!

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)

South Carolina Church Uses Toilet Talk to Draw Crowds

Seeker-driven, relevant churches employ a multitude of gimmicks in order to draw people in and spawn a big crowd. We’ve seen horses in church. We’ve seen seeker-driven pastors ride onto the pulpit on motorcycles, we’ve seen the granny rap, the mosh pit, and the list goes on and on. Well, now a church in Greenville, South Carolina has employed “poop” talk to draw in the masses.

My question is this… Does this pastor really think talking about poop is going to draw big crowds? Seriously?

This is what happens when pastors forsake the gospel and turn to gimmicks. There’s no low too low for them to sink to.

Read and weep.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A Greenville pastor says signs in front of his church that talk about “poop” are designed to stir up dialogue and to make people laugh, but not everyone sees the humor.Recently, one sign at Trinity Community Church in Greenville said, “Everybody poops.”

The sign this week says, “Playing with poop.”

Pastor Richard Bowers says it’s all just a humorous marketing approach for his church.

“The church needs to be there to help people laugh.”

Bowers said his poop campaign is based on the fact that “everyone poops and everyone sins.”

Bowers, who has been pastor for seven years, says, “We kind of dig out the things people can relate to.”

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