Man Cleavage at Code Orange Revival

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Did Carl Lentz think he was preaching at the Regal Beagle in the late 1970s? What is up with the highly visible display of man cleavage at Steven Furtick’s Code Orange Revival? Maybe he’s auditioning for a reboot of Tom Selleck’s Magnum P.I.?

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Enter His Courts With Scaramouch at Cedar Creek Church

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Sunday worship needs more scaramouch. At least that’s what I’m lead to believe based on an opener to come out of Cedar Creek Church during their Sunday worship service. They did a rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, using wigged head banging men to spice it up.

Bohemian Rhapsody mentions scaramouch. What is scaramouch?

  1. capitalized :  a stock character in the Italian commedia dell’arte that burlesques the Spanish don and is characterized by boastfulness and cowardliness

  2. 2a :  a cowardly buffoon :  rascal, scamp

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scaramouch

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That’s an amazing unintentional and accurate metaphor. Tactics like this during worship boast more in our human genius to keep people in the church instead of trusting in the means God uses to save and grow his church. We end up trusting in our own genius. Ultimately this leads to total buffoonery.

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Joo-Joo Eyeball & Monkey Finger at Kensington Troy Sunday Worship Service

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Have you ever sang about joo-joo eyeball, toe-jam football, monkey finger, and walrus gumboot at your Sunday church worship service? Kensington Troy did during their 09-11-2016 Sunday worship service.

This isn’t the type of singing scripture tells to use when we come together during worship.

Ephesians 5:18-19 ESV

18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Colossians 3:15-17

15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Worship lyrics should be distinctly bible centric, not Beatles centric. Let’s come together around scripture, not around joo-joo eyeball, and monkey finger.

“Prophet” Nicholas Adds a Layer between You and God

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Prophet Prince Nicholas Eli Anthony of the Prophetic and Deliverance Page on Facebook told his followers that God honors the word of a prophet because a prophet speaks to God directly.

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He’s giving the impression that only prophets have the direct line to God. He’s creating a layer between believers and God that traces all the way to the wrongs of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s a layer that serves to exalt and benefit himself at the expense of his followers.

who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man[a]Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony givenat the proper time 1 Timothy 2:4-6 (ESV)

Martin Luther and the Reformers fought hard to remove this extra layer between man and God, and now the deceivers and forces of hell are trying hard to bring it back.

If you are in a place of desperation, hurt, or pain, please do not trust in deceivers like this claiming to have the direct line to God. You can approach the throne of grace yourself. You can lean on other brothers and sisters in Christ to pray with you and for you, but please, don’t think some prophet has an exclusive direct line to God that you do not have.

If Nicholas happens to be reading this, or if anyone similar to him is reading, please call upon the God to grant you repentance. The throne of grace is open to you also.