Friends, there has been many warnings about Christian Television and especially TBN. Today I want to share another one with you. It is written by Dave Hunt. I found it on Facebook, so the link will only work for those with Facebook accounts. Here is Dave:
Some time back, I witnessed on television a most tragic and shocking spectacle. On his “Praise the Lord” program before an international audience (most of whom apparently approve or they wouldn’t lend their support), the leader of the world’s largest Christian TV network vehemently denounced and in fact cursed any who would speak out for sound doctrine or who would seek to correct erroneous teaching. Here is a brief excerpt from that astonishing outburst:
“…that old rotten Sanhedrin crowd, twice dead, plucked up by the roots…they’re damned and on their way to hell and I don’t think there’s any redemption for them…the hypocrites, the heresy hunters that want to find a little mote of illegal doctrine in some Christian’s eyes…when they’ve got a whole forest in their own lives….
I say, “To hell with you! Get out of my life! Get out of the way! Quit blocking God’s bridges! I’m tired of this!…This is in my spirit. Oh, hallelujah!”…
Have you ever seen the old movie, Patton?…He’s my hero, he’s my hero. Old nail-chewin’, tobacco-chewin’, cussin’ Patton—but he read the Bible every day. I have a feeling we’ll see old General George in heaven….
There’s a wonderful scene in Patton …they’re trying to get the Third Army across the bridge in France and there’s an old, dumb jackass—donkey—right there on the bridge and it’s blocking the whole convoy of troops…General George roars up, pulls that ivory-handled revolver out…and he shoots the donkey….
There’s a spiritual application here….I want to say to all you scribes, pharisees, heresy hunters, all of you that are going around picking little bits of doctrinal error out of everybody’s eyes and dividing the Body of Christ…get out of God’s way, stop blocking God’s bridges…or God’s going to shoot you if I don’t…let Him sort out all this doctrinal doodoo!
I don’t care about your doctrines as long as you name the name of Jesus, as long as you believe He died dead [sic] and was buried but came out of the tomb on Sunday morning and ascended to the Father…I don’t care about anything else! Let’s join hands…to get this gospel preached in all the world….
The rest of this stuff is what Paul the Apostle calls dung—human excrement! It’s not worth anything! Get rid of it…and get on with winning the lost….
I refuse to argue any longer with any of you out there! Don’t even call me if you want to argue doctrine, if you want to straighten somebody out…criticize Ken Copeland…or Dad Hagin. Get out of my life! I don’t even want to talk to you…I don’t want to see your ugly face!”
Appalling as this performance was, it is necessary to recognize and confront the rationale, however emotional and perverted, behind the outburst. Indeed we would agree that zeal to evangelize the world is commendable and commanded—but with what gospel? By denouncing sound doctrine as unimportant and unrelated to the gospel, most of the New Testament was renounced. Is it not a compendium of doctrinal truth? The doctrinal correction that was so vehemently cursed is the very essence of Paul’s epistles. In fact, Paul declared that all of Scripture is intended for “doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim:3:16). He told Timothy to “reprove, rebuke, exhort with…doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine” (2 Tim:4:2-3). Apparently that time is now upon us!
Comment by Vic:
Friends, it breaks my heart to say this, but don’t trust Christian leaders. Trust the Lord only and get the truth from the Bible. Test the spirits. The whole TBN crowd is going to hell and they are dragging many with them. Stay away! Stay away!