Let me count the ways…

… this video is so wrong.

It’s from our friend Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church.

What causes this type of christianity?

From where does the anger flow?

Why the need to rip on others?

How does one end up this way? With this world view?

This doesn’t stray too far from the type of Christianity I left when I returned from college.

All the talk of ‘standards’. Mocking of the sinners. The anger. The hatred. All because you love Jesus.

It got old.

And I’m glad I survived.

Many of my friends didn’t.

I’m still sad about that.

And the scariest part for me is not necessarily what Steven says, but rather the number of people that are buying it with their ‘amens’.

This is the fringe of Christianity that many people see, unfortunately.

Thoughts?

Todd

5 Comments

  • pietrosquared August 27, 2014 Reply

    That’s not Christianity, it’s an extreme form of sensationalistic religiousity that Jesus would probably not want anything to do with whatsoever. This man might follow Christ or at least fancy that he does, but this talk is just ridiculous. But what do you expect from a guy who believes the KJV is the only inspired word of God.

    They will know we are believers by our great love for one another… So… I guess nobody will ever even GUESS that people who speak like this are believers…

    Trying not to judge him… but his words are easy to discern. Have been for years.

  • Chris Elrod August 27, 2014 Reply

    Steven’s best video was the one where he got tasered at the Mexican border.

  • James August 27, 2014 Reply

    Hello Todd;
    I can agree that this “isn’t” what Christ intended or modeled for us. However, it’s out there more than you might think. Ever watch Mark Driscoll when he get’s on a roll? I watched one of his video’s and he literally said, “God hates some of you right here.” “He despises homosexuals, gays etc.” That’s not Christ either. And he’s a pretty high profile guy, but his words certainly those of love.
    Anyway I was a staff member in a church for fifteen years and the new incoming Sr. Pastor got so livid with people one Sunday, especially the guys who were addictive to porn that he came close to having a hernia.
    Whenever “we” become god, and try to control people and their behavior, that’s not love nor is it what Christ died for.
    Shortly after many left that church, including myself.
    The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s control. And Jesus never controlled or controls anyone. We are moved by his unconditional love, grace and example He gave us through His sacrifice. Anything else is just pure manipulation and guilt tactics.
    James

  • Pastor Bob August 27, 2014 Reply

    Is it just me or does he look like the guy from “Lost”?

  • Fred August 30, 2014 Reply

    Mrs. Doubtfire? Seriously?
    I can’t help but wonder how many people this guy has turned away.

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