DOWN WITH SOLA SCRIPTURA!
“Jay Bakker, son of disgraced televangelists, preaches in a New York bar,” writes Tony Allen-Mills to begin this piece from The Sunday Times On Line, where he then continues:
the son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, once America’s most popular television evangelists,… Last week pictures of Bakker appeared in a national advertising campaign by one of America’s leading fashion designers. Aged 32, he is featuring in adverts celebrating American diversity and individuals who, according to the Kenneth Cole menswear campaign, “walk in different shoes”…
He is now the defiantly antiestablishment pastor of the New York branch of Revolution, which meets at 4pm on Sundays in a room next to Pete’s Candy Store bar in Brooklyn, then posts videos from its services online. More than 1m people visited the church site last year. Bakker and his wife, Amanda, also featured in a successful reality television series called One Punk Under God…
He admitted last week that his message of inclusion and acceptance was not always easy to convey. Late in her life his mother became an icon among gay Christians, who revered her for her public displays of emotion and unswerving faith. He has since made waves as a rare evangelical supporter of gay marriage… (Online source)
Well, as Apprising Ministries has already shown you the “inclusive” man-loving message of Emergent Church “pastor” Jay Bakker is a bit more complicated than portrayed in the above piece. According to Bakker he had a personal conversation with the LORD God Almighty Who apparently has confided in “pastor” Jay that He’s now changed His mind about the practice of homosexuality:
“The more I follow grace, the more I’m drawn to him [God], the more I’m willing to stand up for people being persecuted,” said Baker. “It sounds so churchy, but I felt like God spoke to my heart and said ‘[homosexuality] is not a sin.’ ” (Online source, emphasis mine)
The clip below is from Jay Baker’s One Punk Under God podcast. It begins with Bakker talking with a woman about homosexuality at an outdoor cafe. Shades of Oprah and Stuart Smalley, you’ll see the two exchange their mere personal speculations about the issue.
You know, the classic: “I’m ok; you’re ok; we’re all ok, because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and dog-gone it, people like me.” And what do you know; oddly enough, this person tells “pastor” Bakker that, “I feel like you can’t speak for God.” But then on the other hand, of course, she is quite sure that he should speak on behalf of the gay community and gay Christians.
Know this: Anyone who listens to Emerging Church fools like “pastor” Jay Bakker—who dare to continue in their Emergent rebellion against the authority of the Word of God in the Bible—will only get what they deserve for their insolence.