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Another Mega Church Pastor Falls; Mind Numb Protestants Still Clueless

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on April 10, 2017

wilsonWhen authority is your truth, you will follow anything or anybody right off the edge of a cliff. Catholics don’t believe/follow the Pope because he speaks truth, they follow the Pope because he is a religious authority. This is the whole idea that God’s kingdom is presently on earth and the church is God’s representative authority on earth. But it gets better; “authority” is really a replacement word for “mediation.” It’s fairly obvious that the Catholic Church presents itself as a mediator between God and mankind. It is also fairly obvious that the Pope can get away with saying or doing anything and folks will still blindly follow.

But what precedes this blind following of authority? What is it predicated on? More often than not, it is the idea that the masses cannot comprehend spiritual reality and “worldly” wisdom is something altogether different. This is why people who are educated experts in a particular field will believe anything that spiritual despots teach; there is a perceived dichotomy between earthly/material knowledge and spiritual knowledge. Only God’s anointed can understand the deeper things of the spirit…blah, blah, blah. This is why highly educated individuals come to church expecting a simple message they can understand. Moreover, contradictions are completely irrelevant because it is “paradox” masquerading as contradiction. The real problem is our inability to understand because we are of the great unwashed.

For almost 200 years Protestantism, which was birthed by Catholicism, was confused about these issues and therefore lacked the cognitive dissonance of its psychopathic prostitute mother, the Catholic Church. But as Protestantism discovers the truth concerning its real identity, that is all changing.

Which example should we pick from out of the daily soap opera called “church”? Let’s follow up on themorals sanctified demise of Pastor Pete Wilson from Tennessee. In that article posted here, we pointed out the cognitive dissonance of pastors who proclaim us all totally depraved resigning because they act totally depraved. So, this recognition of total depravity that makes us spiritually mature is cause for resignation when acted out.

Why? Marketing, that’s why. The world won’t buy the total depravity gig because…well…it’s silly. Therefore, the church as a whole is being disingenuous; pastors who get caught must resign because of the world’s errant expectations of morality. This is why ABWE was complicit in covering up its child rape culture among its missionaries; the world doesn’t get total depravity and will preclude itself from salvation if made aware of the totally depraved acting like they are totally depraved. If the world can be drawn into the church unaware, they too can enjoy the privileges of membership after assumptions slowly give way to orthodoxy.

How was Pastor Pete’s mega church going to save face? He supposedly resigned due to burnout. Gee whiz, that can happen to the best of us. But coincidentally, his wife filed for divorce shortly thereafter. Poor guy; after all, “pastors are just people too.” However, in regard to her divorce statement, we find these words that are slightly more subtle than throwing a brick through a storefront window:

In a statement, Brandi Wilson “alleges that she has additional statutory grounds for a divorce in this cause and would reserve the right to amend these pleadings to allege additional specific statutory grounds for a divorce and to request specific relief in this cause, if such should be necessary and appropriate.”

Let me interpret that for your average brainwashed Protestant: Pastor Pete will play nice in the divorce and pay up with all of the money he has earned from the serf laity or the wife will go public with what really happened. And apparently, the church leadership never saw the divorce coming at all! Right.

For years Protestants bemoaned the refusal of Catholics to draw conclusions about Catholic orthodoxy based on its behavior, but now it is obvious that the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. While touting a supposedly truer belief, it is merely a different orthodoxy predicated on the same old song and dance…

…additional mediators other than Christ, and the individual’s inability to know truth and comprehend realty.  

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  1. John said, on April 10, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    Thank God this false preacher resigned; one less wolf to worry about, now the rest of the church must scram before the next wolf comes. These deceivers must really believe that the rest of the world is stupid and that we are clueless about what they really are all about. Good riddance to bad you-know-what.
    May this cult’s places of evil fall, one by one by one…until even MacArthur’s joke is gone.
    (Good thing that his wife has him by the wiggly wagglies, and I hope she squeezes him dry.)

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  2. Alan said, on April 10, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    Paul,

    Whatever it takes to keep the brand and its franchise going. As untrue, illogical and twisted as it is. We may see Pete pull a “Mark Driscoll” and open another location in a different state one day. Should that ever happen, I’d enjoy seeing the marketing plan that will have to be contrived. No doubt they will use words like plant, launch and missional to make it sound like the consumer product they want it to be.

    As we know, there is an obscene amount of money at stake in the pay to play model of salvation by membership, installment forgiveness, philosopher king hijacked authority and hierarchy. AKA the institutional “church”. The “tithe”, that is no longer binding or legal, is now used like a Roman Catholic indulgence payment.

    Calvinism/Protestantism, as thankfully has been stated here many times, completely misses the born from above concept that is standard operating procedure under the New Covenant in Christ’s blood. What part of 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” are these people having trouble with? “Saved sinners”, really?! The (willful) ignorance here is almost palpable.

    From Wikipedia entry on total depravity:

    “John Calvin used terms like ‘total depravity’ to mean that, despite the ability of people to outwardly uphold the law, there remained an inward distortion which makes all human actions displeasing to God, whether or not they are outwardly good or bad.”[12] “Even after regeneration, every human action is mixed with evil.” [13]

    Muller, Richard A. (2012). Calvin and the Reformed Tradition (Ebook ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. p. 51.
    Bouwsma, William J. (1989). John Calvin: A Sixteenth-Century Portrait. Oxford University Press – via Questia (subscription required). p. 139.

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    • John said, on April 11, 2017 at 11:43 AM

      Alan, it’s indeed a “brand” that makes them money; it won’t die until the money well dries up. And when the money well dries up, where are these fakes going to get “authority” from?
      Cults are predictable, at least. Many now know how they operate, and it has nothing to do with true Christianity.

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  3. Alan said, on April 10, 2017 at 9:42 PM

    Wow! I am about sixth months behind the curve in my previous comment. Seems some of my ideas regarding marketing were true, even if I didn’t yet know it.

    From the October 3rd, 2016 Tennessean:

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/religion/2016/10/03/ex-cross-point-pastor-pete-wilson-takes-ministry-consulting-job/91469762/

    Shortened URL if the long one above does not work:

    http://tinyurl.com/pete-wilson

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  4. lydia00 said, on April 17, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    He is now working for the A Group which is church PR and Brand Management. Typical.

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