Journeyman Project Dispatches from the Life of Patrick Fowler: Christianity Explored

15Jul/092

Twisted: Men who love Controversy and Hate Authority

It is not often that meet a person so wholey radical that they seem to disrespect all authority, but I do find them from time to time. I don't wish to glorify someone like that, but in some cases I sincerely wish to send out a warning.

Crazy_Pastor

Warning: this man is dangerous!

This pastor is known for his You Tube videos on police "abuse", Billy Graham's lack of salvation, and his stark defense of the KJV version of the Bible as the only true Word of God. (Which makes me ponder, which edition of the KJV does he defend?..because there are a few!)

Below is a bit more information on the man, minus the proper hyperlinks (sorry, but I don't want to promote his site to search engines)

His entire You Tube account is full of videos disrespecting authority, including other titles where he harasses officers at the airport, where he explains why he believes Billy Graham is going to hell, and one more ridiculing president Obama (hey, I'm not a fan of Obama, but don't lump him into the group with Billy Graham!).

This is the kind of person that Scripture discusses as loving controversy. He’s not trying to make a point…he’s enjoying making people mad and argumentative. He might have a point in some of his videos, but delivery counts just as much as content. He’s a KJV only bible preacher who does not respect any authority except his own. It’s not even clear whether he’s been properly educated to hold a pastorate…

If you find this hard to believe, have a look at the church doctrinal statement: (faithfulwordbaptist.org/page6.html)

Or look into some of his other sermons:  Example "1: Physicians of No Value
Example #2: Why the King James Bible is the Word of God without Error

Or look at his website at KJV Prophecy, where he denounces KJV prophecy, the Rapture, Tim Lahaye, the Schofield Reference Bible, Dispensationalism, etc. (kjvprophecy.com)

Or his blacklist of evangelists: (repentanceblacklist.com)

I certainly hope this is not the kind of leader, Christian or non-Christian, you wish to uphold, and that you'll join me in praying that God will soften his heart toward everyone, good and bad. After all, "God's kindness leads us to repentence". (Romans 2:4)

As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines, nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith. But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, wanting to be  teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions. (1 Tim 1:3-7)

Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers, the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity. (1 Tim 5:1-2)

If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. (1 Tim 6:3-5)

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