Is this guy trying to set some kind of a record for ‘most heresies in a new religious movement’?
Because that ‘prize’ is awarded by the Author of Life himself, and Christopher VanHall is not going to like it.
Where do we even begin? How about the Cross. If you get that wrong, according to Scripture, nothing else you get right even matters. (1 Cor 15:14)
Jesus — to hear VanHall tell it — “was a Palestinian Jewish Rabbi, he was a person of color, that was killed by white supremacy, so we’re usually making every effort to be on the front lines of racial justice.”
So much for Christ laying down his life, and being rejected by his own people, as both he and Isaiah had prophesied.
And it only gets worse from there. Watch, if you dare:
‘Jesus was a Palestinian, Jewish rabbi, he was a person of color that was killed by white supremacy’ — This progressive, inclusive church doubles as a brewery to raise funds for Planned Parenthood pic.twitter.com/goC8fNUYLT
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 21, 2018
Christopher VanHall’s ‘Greater Purpose Church’ thinks they’ve stumbled onto an innovative model.
We said, ‘Hey, why can’t we do a brewery and then we can use the space on Sunday before it opens to the public as a worship space and then we can use the funds to give to local charities that people of all faiths, all sexual, all racial, and even all racial identities can support?’ So we came up with this model and we found an awesome spot … consequently happened to be right below Planned Parenthood in Santa Cruz, which we adore and support their efforts for giving health care to women.
Like so many religious crazies before them, their founder began with the arrogant premise that ‘nobody else understands Jesus as well as I do’. And then he started making stuff up as he went.
His Jesus is a glorified community organizer. The priorities were laid out in the video. They include various aspects of LGBT’s sexual agenda… and Planned Parenthood, which this guy said he ‘adores’. [Editor’s note: if he likes Planned Parenthood, then he’ll LOVE the new Gosnell Movie.].
What else? Let’s see… environmentalism… the anti-war movement… and of course, we’ve already mentioned ‘racial justice’… they are feminists ‘because Jesus was too’.
Oh, yes. One more thing. They also really like ‘other faith perspectives’.
Guess what? There is literally nothing in that list that would be offensive to, for example, The Communist Party USA’s stated ideals.
Which is weird, because Jesus promised that his truth has a tendency to offend people and convict them of sin.
Gentle Jesus didn’t come to bring peace, but a sword. Those were his words. Is it because he was warlike? No. It’s because Truth — REAL Truth — is divisive.
He was known for how he used a phrase they wouldn’t be caught dead uttering to all their ‘progressive friends’ — various versions of ‘Sin no more, lest something worse befall you’.
Hate to burst your bubble, Chris, but Jesus didn’t come to urge people to good works, only. Like this hipster-ish guy who’s merged the models of Church and Bar seems to be trying to do.
Jesus called the do-gooders of his day ‘whitewashed tombs filled with dead men’s bones’. He said their converts were ‘twice as much a son of hell as themselves’.
He came to destroy the power of sin. And they celebrate the very sins he came to destroy. And worse, they’re claiming to do it in HIS name.
Early Christians chose to be thrown to the lions or killed on crosses rather than burn a simple incense stick and say ‘Ceasar is Lord’.
But this guy has no problem supporting ‘other faith perspectives’. It’s like he’s never read Acts 4:12. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” If that sounds pretty exclusive, that’s because it is.
Can you imagine King David inviting the prophets of Baal over for a little non-denominational worship event? Or Jesus bringing the Twelve over to the temple of Athena to join in their festivities? Maybe letting them take the vestal virgins out for a whirl? Of course not.
That’s as absurd as it is disgusting. And that’s exactly the point.
As absurd as those images might be, how is this guy’s version of ‘Jesus’ any better? It isn’t.
He’s just another crackpot with a homebrew Jesus.
And Jesus was pretty clear about his thoughts on that matter (Matt 18:6):
but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Good luck with that.
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We’ve all wondered for a long time, but it looks like medical science has finally determined the problem.
It’s spreading like a plague. For some reason, Liberals are losing their ever-loving minds.
Trump Derangement — and Romney Derangement before that — and Bush Derangement before that are only the tip of the iceberg.
What is driving them so berzerk?
Looks like we’ve found an answer:
A liberal walks into the hospital and asks for an X-ray of its skull. Doctors confirmed what we already feared. Here’s the sad diagnosis…
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