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  1. Captain Kevin says:

    The fangs and claws really came out against Alistair Begg this week. I find some people’s hate-filled responses to him to be infinitely more disgusting than anything he has said. Why are many who speak against cancel culture the first to both crucify and cancel other believers?

  2. Captain Kevin says:

    I like both the tone and the content of the Calvary to Canterbury article.

  3. Michael says:

    Begg has served well for decades.
    That no longer matters in a binary world…
    I find it harder and harder to get up in the morning…

  4. Donner says:

    Fred Price died in 2021.

  5. Captain Kevin says:

    “ I find it harder and harder to get up in the morning…”

    Same here, my friend. Our bodies don’t help the situation much.

  6. bob1 says:

    Oops…looks like Alistair Begg has poked the evangelical-industrial establishment bear. Will probably be curtains for him. Hope not, but…

    Honestly, just for encouraging Xns to be a witness to Christ by
    attending a gay wedding? Seriously?

    The e-i complex makes Rome look like a bunch of libertarians. If you
    don’t march in lockstep all the way down to the tiniest detail…it’s
    curtains for you!

  7. Donner says:

    One of the commenters on the Begg story posted the context of Begg’s comment. I found it helpful.

  8. The New Victor says:

    I’m not sure stay to make of attending gay weddings. In what context? My cousin is a DDiv in the Reformed Tradition, yet one of her sons is gay and married, so “love is love.”

    Full disclosure: my now ex didn’t want to get married due to her family issues. I agreed, wrongly, so I might be a hypocrite spawning 2 kids together.

  9. Captain Kevin says:

    So Greg Laurie has a new cartoon and says the main character, Ben Born Again, is a caricature of himself. As Gomer Pyle would say, “Well, surprise surprise!”

    And does anybody else think that character name is more than a little cheesy?

  10. Terry says:

    RE the IHOP scandal: With some digging, I believe their is a poisoned stream that runs through the charismatic church. I’m not condemning the entire movement (like one man did a few years back) but saying that whoever tapped into one specific stream produced bad fruit.

    Chronologically, these are the names of men I think tapped into that error: A.J. Dowie, F.F. Bosworth, John G. Lake, Charles Parham, Gordon Lindsay, peaking with William Branham, and then Branham’s disciples Jim Jones (that Jim Jones) Paul Cain and Bob Jones. Their are others, more famous faith healers, who were affected by these men but who didn’t spread false and dangerous doctrines to the same degree.

    Having worked up-close with Paul Cain, I think Chuck Smith was on guard against these influences.

    IHOP embraced Paul Cain and Bob Jones from the start, even while trying to discipline them. They also, not publicly, looked at William Branham as a giant of the faith, whose theology went a bit off at the end of his life.

  11. Michael says:

    The real scandal concerning IHOP is that anyone ever supported these “prophetic” frauds in the first place…

    I just had another cult like group come on my radar…as soon as I see the word “apostolic” I run….

  12. Terry says:

    Michael – But who dares argue with a 24/7 prayer and worship movement?

    Extra-Biblical revelation supersedes scripture with the NAR, a direct descendent of Branham, and his Latter Rain and Manifest Sons of God movements.

    Some of the bad fruit from this stream: Most of the healing revivalists referenced believed in British Israelism (Lost Tribes) were members of the KKK, Christian Identity (Aryan American Bloodline), and most of them were involved in sex scandals (straight and gay) as well as financial fraud.

    The Shepherding Movement as well as the Word of Faith Movement and Prosperity Gospel find there sources in this stream.

    I don’t mean to hijack this thread, but I have close friends and family impacted by this current scandal.

  13. Michael says:

    Terry,

    You’re not hijacking, you’re informing and you’ve done your homework.
    Much appreciated here…

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