'Hip' church gives biblical Christians new label: 'Hater'
Oddly, within American evangelicalism and media circles, a concept and term have emerged that place conservative Christians on the outside, in effect, becoming â€śother.â€ť
And we all know what happens when a group is labeled â€śotherâ€ť (see Jews, World War II).
Sometime back, the progressive mega church pastor, Steven Furtick (Elevation Church, Charlotte, North Carolina), mentored as he is by evangelical bigwigs like Rick Warren and Bill Hybels, felt bold enough to post a YouTube video in which he sneeringly challenged what Iâ€™d call traditional Christians to basically get out of the way, because their time is past.
Presumably, to Furtick, itâ€™s the â€śnew generationâ€™sâ€ť time now, so step aside with your stodgy hymns and expositional preaching style....
Furtick is a prosperity gospel shrill. And his reward is evident while on earth : the wealth, haughtiness, and the unregenerated running with him , will end up in hell. "There is nothing keeping wicked men at any moment out of hell other than the mere good pleasure of God."- Jonathan Edwards.
From article; "he sneeringly challenged what Iâ€™d call traditional Christians to basically get out of the way, because their time is past."
Isn't that what the sodomites were telling us a few months ago? That they were not bothered about what we thought of their homosexual way of life because the next generation thinks differently and is replacing us.
For traditional Christian read Bible believing Christian - and if you are not one of them by the grace of God then you are going to hell.
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him."
In the famous words of Bro Tony Hutson "MY..... HIND....LEG!!!!" Lol
Jeremiah 6:16 KJV  Thus saith the Lord , Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein .
Seems to me to be the perfect conditions for a great fallin away smh.
s c wrote: Furtick of Elevation church calls Christians "haters". We are haters of the world; if he would care to crack open the Bible, he would find that God is too. And he might want to consider that those who were building the Tower of Babel were seeking to "elevate" themselves as well. That didn't work out either.The higher the horse,the further the fall. He would do well to get off his.
Agree SC with your thoughts. If won't be long until it will be illegal to be a practicing biblical Christian.
 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and shall reproach [you], and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. (Luk 6:22 KJV)
 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD. (Pro 17:15 KJV)
 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] abomination: how much more, [when] he bringeth it with a wicked mind? (Pro 21:27 KJV)
 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination. (Pro 28:9 KJV)
Furtick of Elevation church calls Christians "haters". We are haters of the world; if he would care to crack open the Bible, he would find that God is too. And he might want to consider that those who were building the Tower of Babel were seeking to "elevate" themselves as well. That didn't work out either.The higher the horse,the further the fall. He would do well to get off his.
I can tell you this young "20 something" man loves hymns and a good expository sermon and I am praying for a true Christ centered revival among all generations of this depraved land! Beware ear ticklers!
So Rick Warren and Bill Hybels are his mentors.... Say no more. I've also read that the younger generation is tried of the fluf and stuff worship that is man centered and devoid of the gospel. This man can run his business ( because a true pastor would have never said what he has said) down the moralistic theraputic deism road and he'll get Mark Driscolled by the Lord..
So according to this Hipster, all of our brothers and sisters, whom shoulders we stand upon, are " has beens". I guess a new Christ is needed as well. A fun loving, tweeting, chum who's a righteous dude. I believe those old crows would call this....idolatry.
These modern churches which only have experiences, repetitive choruses, and 'signs and wonders which never seem to actually make an appearance', will inevitably produce ignorant, emotion-oriented unbelievers. And it don't bother me none what they call me.