More church foolishiness

No stranger to controversy, TD Jakes has made some interesting statements in the past. His neard denial of the Trinity being the most major. We can also add his interesting approach to money, but this statememnt made here is utterly un-called for and poor biblical exegesis at worst. To make a text of scripture mean more than what it says is going too far. This is especially worse when he is trying to use it to pander to a certain branch of the church that would endorse this kind of behavior. Sad to say, the thousands who read his books, watch his movies, and listen to his sermons will overlook it because he's been "used by God". I mean look at his church, his car, his house. Surely he's been blessed by God. Surely he's right. And that ladies and gentlemen is what breaks my heart. People are willing to look at pragmatic success and use it as a measure for truth, rather than take out their Bible and study to see if what he says is so. Sorry Mr. Jakes, but someone with more insight has this to say about Ruth and Naomi. The Net Bible (footnote 50) states
tn Heb “do not urge me to abandon you to turn back from after you.” Most English versions, following the lead of the KJV, use “leave” here. The use of עזב (“abandon”) reflects Ruth’s perspective. To return to Moab would be to abandon Naomi and to leave her even more vulnerable than she already is.

Someting to think about

As for this guy, al I can say is I went to his web-site and this is how he describes his CD "Tokin the Ghost"
In this collaboration between Benjamin Dunn (Joy Revolution) and John Crowder (Sons of Thunder), prepare to experience the Intoxicating Glory of God in a package that whacks you up before you hit the play button. This electronica "party CD" is geared to trance you out in the bliss of the Most High God, as you experience the ecstatic pleasures of the Holy Spirit. This is not a "soaking CD" but a "toking CD." This is a no-holds barred, headlong dive into "joy unspeakable and full of Glory"! Prepare to encounter the "High Priest of the Bliss that was to be ..." (Heb. 9:11). This is not a CD for the faint of heart, nor for the religious (unless you want deliverance!). Jesus is our true addiction.

To that I can only say:
2I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. 3And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.
7To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.

Paul it would seem, didn't get a kick out of parading his experiences. Less so than cashing in on them. You'll be hearing more of what I have to say about John Crowder and the New Mystics (his ministry). The fact that he includes his little girl in on this stupidity is utterly despicable.

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