Brad Cooper Student Pastor from NewSpring Church in SC has dug deep into the pits of worldly slang once again to describe FUSE. Brad Cooper has taught me two new slang terms I knew nothing about until he introduced them to me this year. I had no idea what “BAMF” meant until I looked it up and blogged about it here (my concern with Brad Cooper) and here (Brad Cooper’s twisted defense for cussing). After pressure from myself and others in the Upstate of SC, Brad Cooper tweeted his new definition of the filthy acronym “BAMF” see “Big Audacious Mighty Fortress” instead of admitting he was wrong for using the foul acronym. Now Brad has decided to introduce another “hip” and “cool” relevant term to describe FUSE! Yes, it’s now “BangORang”! For all you old folks like me, who do not own a seeker-sensitive manual for luring people into the church, we must look here (Urban Dictionary for BangORang) for an understanding as to what Cooper is saying about FUSE. Now granted, this is no where near the filth you will find if you look up “BAMF”, but it still leads you to a place of sinful words (Refer to Col 3:8).

I’ll give Cooper the benefit of the doubt on his usage of this slang term. I will even say that he meant “awesome” when he used this slang. The problem is why does Brad Cooper deem it necessary to lead his followers to a place where they will encounter worldly filth? As a youth pastor, he should be leading his sheep away from the things of the world and pointing them to godliness.

One issue that really stood out to me tonight when I read this on Pajama Pages was how does Brad Cooper know about these words? I’m 38 years old and I had never heard the term “BAMF” and “BangORang.” How does Brad Cooper know about slang terms like BAMF and BangORang? What’s Brad Cooper reading and watching behind closed doors? What is Cooper filling his mind with that compels him to use these types of terms to describe FUSE? These are questions every parent should ask Brad Cooper and NewSpring Church.

Let’s look at what God said in His Word about our actions and walk in life:

Titus 2:5-8 (New International Version)

5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

6Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 7In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

Titus 2:11-15 (New International Version)

11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

15These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 (New American Standard Bible)

21But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

22abstain from every form of evil.

3 John 1:11 (New American Standard Bible)

11Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.

I’m sure these verses are not in NewSpring Church’s seeker-sensitive-purpose-driven manual for Casting Vision to draw people into the church.

Thankfully we still have these verses in the Word of God!

2 Timothy 4:1-5 (New International Version)

2 Timothy 4

1In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

  1. Anonymous says:

    BangORang is from the Disney movie Hook. It is used by the Lost Boys to mean "cool".

    A small group of World of Warcraft players started using the word to mean something else.

    You put a lot of work into this post. Too bad it was wasted due to your lack of research and desire to jump to conclusions.

  2. David J Horn says:

    Yes, I know Cooper used this term from the movie Hook(I think I made that point clear about giving Cooper the benefit of the doubt about BangORang). My point is as a student pastor, he should not being using terms like BAMF and BangORang because these terms lead to filthy language. Why use language/acronyms that are questionable? Why not just speak in a way that it cannot be misunderstood.

    Do you care to take a swing at defending BAMF? Care to defend Cooper on this one?

    I'm simply standing by the Word of God. The Word speaks for me as clearly seen in the Scriptures I posted. I'm pointing to the authority of the Holy Scriptures as our sole foundation of our faith.

    Brad Cooper should ponder these verses I've posted on this blog and ponder the Scriptures that I have personally sent him over the past several months.

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