A new breed of Christian Pastors, church leaders accused of heresy, false gospel, and others immorality, corruption
Beth Moore hearing God’s voice
Beth Moore is so close to Jesus that he’d tell her to “come out and play” to “build a snowman” or call her “honey” and “babe,” says Texas Pastor Tom Buck. God also dictates words to her for people to know—in not so many words, Moore is a prophet.
The issue with Moore is faulty biblical hermeneutics. She is also very animated in delivering her message, much like other preachers accused of being a false teacher.
John MacArthur said, “Women pastors and women preachers are the most obvious evidence of churches rebelling against the Bible…” Moore’s open letter called attention to “misogyny, objectification and astonishing disesteem of women.”
Carl Lentz’ fudgy theology
Hillsong’s Carl Lentz is one of many “cool Pastors” who hangs around celebrities like Justin Bieber. He’s proud of his tattoos and trendy fashion. In 2020, Lentz was asked at ‘The View’ if abortion was a sin in your church.
He gave a disturbing and fudgy answer: “That’s the kind of conversation we would have finding out your story… what you believe… God’s the judge… and if I have to tell you (the answer), that’s such a broad question to me…”
Leftists love to hear “humanist preaching,” which is a frequent tone in churches like Hillsong. The audience clapped at Lentz with his ambivalence. They would have not if Lentz quoted the Bible, “Thou Shall Not Kill.”
Dave Gass renounces faith
Former Pastor Dave Gass was lead Pastor at Grace Family Fellowship and evangelical pastor for over 20. He said in 2019, “After 40 years of being a devout follower, 20 of those being an evangelical pastor, I am walking away from faith,” in his now-deleted tweet.
“When I was in 8th grade, and I was reading Greek mythology… the deity of the bible and mankind sounded like ancient mythology. That seed of doubt never went away,” he said.
There was an outpouring of prayer and support for Gass. However, it doesn’t appear to be a faith crisis but getting rid of God to live a sinful life, typical of atheists. Gass apparently left his family.
Justin Thuttle, a deacon at Grace, branded Gass an unrepentant sinner. “He actually just slept with a married woman in the church and got caught. He never repented, and they still live together,” reports Metrovoice News.
James MacDonald accused of misappropriation
James MacDonald is an evangelical Christian pastor, evangelist, and author who co-founded a megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel. He lived in a mansion and lived an extravagant lifestyle.
He justified it for God’s glory. He’s accused of misappropriation of church funds, sexual harassment, among others. He was excommunicated and fired in 2019.
Jen Hatmaker pushing gay Christian union
In April 2016 Hatmaker called for the full inclusion of LGBT people into the Christian community.
Pastor Paul Turner’s transition
Best-selling Christian author and Pastor Paul Stone Turner divorced his wife. Then embraced womanhood and live the life he felt God wanted for him. He said we could be ourselves, and God will still love us no matter what.
Mike Bickle’s cultic iHOP
Mike Bickle built the multi-million dollar international house of prayer, iHOP. What he preaches is built upon supernatural visions and prophetic words from two “discredited prophets.”
Others say IHOP is a cult. A former member claims —IHOP brainwash young people about its PH (Prophetic History); that Jesus is returning therefore it’s OK to give up college and serve in the ministry.
Steven Furtick’s extra-Biblical claims
In 2018, Elevation church Pastor Steven Furtick said “Even Jesus cannot override your unbelief.” In contrast, scriptures tell us that God does and can override the unbelief of “the elect” and place faith to save them. [Irresistible grace]
In 2020, Furtick described God as energy, “A molecular structure that fills all in all.” This thought of God as energy is best seen in pantheism. He also claimed, “God broke the law for love.” [Patheos]
From his humble beginning, Steven Furtick, in 2020, is allegedly worth 50 million and lives in a swanky mansion.
As it turned out, Hybel’s mentor, Gilbert Bilezikian, also engaged in “inappropriate behavior” for several years. These preachers engaged in duplicity, using “humanity” to justify sin.
Willow Creek attempts to restore its dwindling membership. They’ve hired preachers like Megan Fate Marshman, who would slides in and out of the stage, dragging props impassioned. They’ve amazing worship concerts and young people love it.