How to baptize 1,000 people in four minutes

Posted: September 21, 2009 in NewSpring Church, Perry Noble, Steven Furtick
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CEO Perry Noble

CEO Perry Noble

Last weekend Noble and Furtick announced the astounding news that between them they’d baptized more than a thousand people. I was curious to see how they did it, especially given that, for NewSpring at least, none of the baptism candidates knew about the baptism until a few minutes before they entered the water.

How did Noble do that? What powerful message on baptism did he preach to persuade so many believers to take that sacred step?

The answer: not much at all.

His sermon was focused mainly on Joshua taking off his shoes when, according to Noble, he met Jesus in Joshua 3. Jesus asked Joshua to obey the small, insignificant step of taking off his sandals. As a consequence of his obedience in such a minor matter, God put Joshua on the map.

Noble then asked what minor steps we needed to obey God in, and suggested that it might be baptism. He then explained baptism to his congregation. You can see the entire sermon here, but it was full of nonsensical examples that had the church voting for Chevy or Ford, and cheesecake or cheeseburger. You’ll have to watch it yourself to see how it related to baptism, but somewhere in there he did teach about the Why, How, Who and When of baptism.

With such an ambitious agenda, you might think this would take a few weeks to cover, though Noble got through it all in less than four minutes. The following clip is an edited version of the substance of his teaching. (I have edited out extraneous material on marital authority, fear of water, and infant baptism.) (source)

It’s really sad how Perry Noble will use Baptism as a tool for the numbers game. These people setting under Noble are not taught repentance from sin and God’s requirements for Christian living. Please go to Pajama Pages and read more about this disturbing truth about Perry Noble.

Perry Noble is all about numbers and fame. He teaches a water downed Gospel based upon his distortion of the Scriptures. I have documented Perry Noble’s false teachings, bad advice, and poor discernment on this blog. Please feel free to read through some of my blogs about Perry Noble and NewSpring Church.

I pray for these people setting under the poison that Perry noble spews from the stage of NewSpring Church.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (New American Standard Bible)

2 Timothy 3

“Difficult Times Will Come”

1But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.

2For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,

4treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

5holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.

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