Paul's Passing Thoughts

Chris Anderson’s “Culture of Grace”

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on January 26, 2017

Another gospel-monger making merchandise of unsuspecting laity.

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From the Church Works Media website:

“Chris Anderson has pastored since 1997. He’s the senior pastor of Killian Hill Baptist Church in Lilburn, Georgia. He has written dozens of modern hymns for the church published by ChurchWorksMedia, is the editor of the Gospel Meditations devotional series, and has recently published his first full-length book, The God Who Satisfies. He and his wife Lori have four daughters.”

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  1. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on January 26, 2017 at 8:24 AM

    Notice how he cleverly evades the questions:

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    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on January 26, 2017 at 8:59 AM

      These comments speak for themselves. Are God’s people really this clueless?


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  2. John said, on January 26, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    Wow, how the sickness is spreading. Now please have a careful look through this false church’s “beliefs,” especially its “covenant” and “constitution” (look at the reasons for dismissal. Oh, boy, who holds the key to heaven around here?). How do these people get away with it?

    Note these points under “Grounds for Termination of Membership”. The comments in [ ] are mine, obviously.

    Receipt of a notice of joining a church not of like faith and order [like what precisely? One that preaches the biblical truth perhaps?]
    Discipline by the church:
    For doctrinal deviation or heresy (I Timothy 6:3-5; Titus 3:10-11) [This “church should be empty then]
    For immoral conduct (Romans 1:26-32; I Corinthians 5:9-13; II Corinthians 6:14-17; II Thessalonians 3:6) [who decides moral conduct here? Is there a moral conduct committee? Who is in charge of it? “Elders”? What if the “elders” or heaven forbid!!, the “pastor” is immoral in conduct? I saw no specific conduct rules for the head honcho except the normal run-of-the-mill nonsense]
    For failure to comply with the church covenant [Yes, I remember exactly where in the Bible Jesus has told us to sign a man-made covenant drawn up by false teachers. Yes, gotcha, Anderson. You can forget that one, mister]

    Hover over this http://www.killianhill.org/about-us to read all about this wonderful unbiblical place. (See Our Beliefs and Our Values, especially)

    Or go here:

    http://www.killianhill.org/our-beliefs

    Please, take your time, and go through this false church’s site, and then read their “gospel” and let us know what is glaringly absent in it and throughout this site.

    Also, please, read through its manmade, cringeworthy “Statement of Faith.” If you’re not rather sick after reading that; don’t worry, it’ll hit you later.

    Yes, this church is one big law school; so, if you’re a member here, all I can advise you is take back your tithe (which you’ll have made REGULARLY and CHEERFULLY), run for the door and find some born-again people to fellowship with.

    This place is not a church; it’s a prison. The very sad things (as it is with places like these), is that there are born-again people in there, caught, and blinded. May they see the light.

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    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on January 26, 2017 at 9:03 AM

      “For immoral conduct”

      I am reminded of Susan Dohse’s third session on the Puritains where she talked about official “church snoopers” who’s job it was to report back to the elders of any misconduct of the people during the week. See, it all comes full circle. We’re right back where we started!

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      • John said, on January 26, 2017 at 10:05 AM

        Yes, Andy, I still wonder HOW they know about “immoral conduct”? It can only be by BEING in the wrong places themselves or by those biblical gossipers or saintly spies.

        It is obvious that this church is one of those “sin sniffing” jobs, as though sin sniffing is a fruit of the Spirit or something like that. Or a gift.

        That’s why we have the Holy Spirit, to convict us, to point to all truth, to testify of Jesus.

        Yes, I see how he dodges the question; don’t worry though, it’s typical in cult-like movements.

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      • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on January 26, 2017 at 10:10 AM

        Ironic then how his post is about being more aware of our own sin than the sins of others. It must be then that is the job of the leadership (authority) to worry about the sins of others. Just focus on Christ and leave the sin sniffing to us!

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  3. Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on January 26, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Let’s also look at a “culture of grace.” Please note that “grace” is a nuanced replacement word for “salvation.” What is really be stated is “a culture of salvation.” Yep, and that’s what Protestantism is.

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    • John said, on January 26, 2017 at 10:26 AM

      Paul, yes, grace abounds. The grace card is a most convenient card to play, as it covers a loooooot a’ things, amen, hallelujah, praise the sawrin’ gawd. And this grace card covers even more things when you’re found out. Oops.

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  4. John said, on January 26, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    “The more we focus on Jesus, the more we love Him?”

    Focus? In which Bible is that? Or rather, in whose Bible is that?

    What has happened to being born-again? is that not applicable anymore? Anywhere?

    Again, I know there are true believers in this prison/church; I just wish they would realize where they were and jump ship.

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  5. lydia00 said, on January 26, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    If your very existence is sin due to their inherited guilt and total depravity wouldn’t being more aware of your sin become despair?

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    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on January 26, 2017 at 5:24 PM

      A very excellent point.

      But no, being aware of your sin is supposed to make to see Christ and realize how much he did for you and is STILL doing for you, and this is supposed to bring you joy.
      So being aware of sin leads to joy.
      Rejoicing in sin.
      That’s the progression.
      And that’s antithetical to scripture, which is the point I made to Anderson, which he chose to ignore.

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  6. lydia00 said, on January 26, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    When I was around this stuff too much I used to think, “whatever happened to, get up from your mat and Walk”?

    They totally ignore the resurrection. My teenage daughter once quipped that we need empty tombs to wear around our necks. :o)

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    • John said, on January 27, 2017 at 1:37 AM

      What an excellent and ingenious idea, Lydia’s daughter! I’m on it. Patent pending. At this stage, I’m thinking of wearing a simple silver necklace sans pendant, resembling “emptiness” (the tomb); it’s cheaper…like their grace.

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