Unfortunately, at a time when the church visible could desperately use one, I’m afraid there doesn’t appear to be a Charles Spurgeon arising.
In pieces like Word Faith Heretics Like Creflo Dollar Draw Nearer To Evangelical Acceptance and Steven Furtick Bringin’ On Word Faith And The Pastrixes you get an idea of how far down the grade within apostatizing evangelicalism.
Actually, it’s so bad that, as I pointed out in Beth Moore And John Piper Lead Lectio Divina-Lite At Passion 2012, Word Faith heretics like Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes are essentially considered mainstream now. And if you think I’m kidding about Creflo Dollar not being too far off the mainstream evangelical horizon, better think again.
For there he is below on the January 3, 2012 edition of Life Today with James Robison—the very same program Beth Moore appears on every Wednesday:
Amazingly, Robison says of this disciple of Word Faith wingnut Kenneth Copeland, and one of the most notorious of the prosperity preachers:
I want you to listen to Creflo Dollar. Now he really understands abundant living. Let him help you in this series, but I want you to hear Creflo in some of the greatest insight about giving, not about getting. (Online source)
Now you have the correct view of the battlefield as I show you the beginning of not a bromance, but a femance. First a tweet from Bobbie Houston, senior pastrix of the nefarious Hillsong Church with her husband Brian:
To which Beth Moore would respond:
I think we now have even more reason to be concerned about the discernment of Southern Baptist Bible teacher Beth Moore if she actually thinks that Bobbie Houston, a rebel against the Word of God, is a “faithful servant of Christ.” Is she really “humbled” to be speaking at Hillsong Church (HC).
The fact is, HC regularly features the major prosperity preachers of the heretical Word Faith movement at their annual heresy-fests such as Joyce Meyer, Joel and Victoria Osteen, and his new pal T.D. Jakes. Yet Moore’s set, along with her friend Priscilla Shirer, as Key Speakers for HC’s upcoming Colour Conference:
Who knows, maybe Beth Moore will even tell Hillsong Church the now classic story of one of her direct dialogues with God. In fact, she retold it just yesterday on James Robison’s aforementioned Life Today:
He looked like he was not one iota less than about 129 and I’m not kidding. This was the oldest looking person I had ever seen…the Lord begins to compel my heart. Overwhelms me! Overwhelms me! Well, I have learned, I’ve walked with him a long time. I knew by now that is scary. God is up to something when he is overwhelming your heart like that.
I just thought, “Oh please, God, no! Oh, please! Please, God, no!” because I’m already knowing he wants me to witness to this man. So I say to myself in my spirit — and I’m not talking out loud, but in my spirit I’m talking to God silently. I’m sure my mouth is going – because I say to him, “Do not make me witness to that man!
Now, I’m going to tell you, as clear as I’m talking to you now, the Lord spoke to my heart. There’s been very few times I’ve ever heard God be this articulate with me. And I’m telling you, word for word, these words came into my heart: “I’m not asking you to witness to him; I’m asking you to brush his hair.” “Lord, that man needs witnessing to!” [Laughter] “What good is combed hair if a man is lost? And I can tell, Lord, that man – I am your witness, I am your witness! I am your witness! I am your girl! Me! Me!” I’ve got the Roman road! Amen?
Still, in my heart, I mean we’re just having a fight. “I didn’t tell you to witness to him. I told you to brush his hair!” I thought, “I don’t have a hair brush!” I fix my hair, and then it’s done for the day, until I unfix it. And the brush is in the luggage. Do you understand what I’m saying to you?
So I say, “I don’t even have a hair brush!” And the Lord’s still compelling me. So I get up, walk over, and I’m thinking to myself, “I don’t even have a hair brush.” I’m supposed to be thoroughly equipped under all good works. I do not have my hair brush! [Laughter]
I walk over; I get right in front of the man. His head is hanging down like this. I lean down like this and I said, “Sir, may I have the honor of brushing your hair?”…
[Then the] hostess came and put him on the plane. She came back out and she was crying, I mean hard. She said, “What made you do that?” I said, “Jesus! He’s the bossiest thing!” (Online source)