Hillsong: Have Communion with Cookie & Juice or Whatever Is Convenient

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Hillsong Church invited people to take communion at home with a cookie and juice or whatever is convenient.

1 Cor 11:13-24

23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for[f] you. Do this in remembrance of me.”[g] 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.[h] 31 But if we judged[i] ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined[j] so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

33 So then, my brothers,[k] when you come together to eat, wait for[l] one another—34 if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come.

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Resurrection Is a Toy: Church of the Rock’s Resurrection Joy Story

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Church of the Rock did Easter Joy Story for their Easter 2019 service. An adaptation of the movie franchise Toy Story.

Churches do these things because they don’t think the preached word is enough. They think God needs the assistance of manmade tricks and gimmicks. Scripture says the word of God is living and active and sharper than a two edged sword, and it instructs us to preach the word. Scripture doesn’t say God’s word isn’t alive and active, so supplement it with cheap tricks and gimmicks to lend it a hand.

2 Timothy 4:1-3

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with [a]great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

Hebrews 4:11-13

11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

Watch the full service here. (They have removed the service. The link is currently broken.)

My Heart’s Soft Spot for Francis Chan

I really enjoy dwelling in the land of theological overlap. Despite doctrinal differences between so many groups, there always remains, for the most part, a substantive amount of theological overlap amongst them all.

When I have heard Francis Chan speak, it seemed like he always stayed within that realm, and I love him for it. (Some may disagree with me, and point to his supposed gnosticism and mysticism. People making those observations may be right, but on the other hand, I find many people apply those labels to almost anything they disagree with. I tend to stick to the big themes and low hanging fruit, and claims of gnosticism and mysticism seem to be on the more detailed minutia end of the pool, in my opinion. So I tend to avoid that topic and leave that to others.)

I digress. If you have followed this blog, you know about my coverage of Francis Chan.
This has been the most accessed blog entry for 2019. Read here. It’s been really hard covering him, because in a way, I really appreciate his ability to dwell in the area of theological overlap as I stated above. He felt like a kindred spirit to some extent.

Unlike the overt charlatans, I really think Chan is sincere, and in his heart thinks he’s doing right. Sadly that doesn’t make his associations and teacher/ministry recommendations/promotions less dangerous. Some try drawing a distinction between someone’s teaching, and those they promote and recommend. There may be some distinction, but the space between the two is more the size of a frog hair, not a Grand Canyon sized gap.

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Recommending and promoting such people is indeed a theological statement, and it points the innocent sheep of Jesus toward the wolves.

I really pray Francis Chan becomes aware of the wolves he’s recommending to God’s sheep. It’s quite possible he goes to these events and leaves, and doesn’t really pay close attention. It’s possible that he knows these people on a shallow level, and thinks they seem like nice guys, it’s just that Chan hasn’t taken time to know the depth of their heresy. Regardless, until Chan becomes aware and/or changes, he should be avoided.

 

 

 

What Did Francis Chan’s Invitees To The Send 2019 Experience? Wolf Experiences?

 

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Also read —> Is Francis Chan a False Teacher?

Francis Chan Calls Todd White Bold Man of God and Includes Him With Amazing Teachers at The Send 2019

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Francis Chan while speaking at The Send on February 23, 2019 referred to Todd White as a bold man of God who does not back down, and he also included Todd White when referencing amazing teachers he heard at The Send.

Also read Is Francis Chan a False Teacher?

 

Francis Chan Uses Same Event Stage as Benny Hinn & Rodney Howard Browne at The Send

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Francis Chan spoke at The Send, and later the same day Benny Hinn was on the very same stage leading in some worship songs. Rodney Howard Browne showed up too.

Also read Is Francis Chan a False Teacher?

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