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#4 – The “Keep Everyone Happy” Leader.
You will NEVER please everyone in your church…

EVER!

AND…the thing I’ve learned is that when people are upset they are usually the loudest…which makes them seem like the majority.

One of the problems that exist today in church world is that very few people are willing to LEAD…to have convictions and stand up for them…no matter who gets pissed off. Perry Noble (source)

BTW…why is it that many of the reformed guys are complete @$$holes?  Did God REALLY call them to pick apart verb tenses and voice intonations of speakers who don’t say things exactly right or don’t use a particular word order? Perry Noble (source)

I am amazed at how little value is placed upon the Word of God by many people in the seeker-sensitive emergent church movement. One glaring example of this is seen in their speech and how they openly use filthy language without any regard to the Bible’s condemnation of filthy speech. In the ever-shifting sands of relevance and the need to appeal to the world, emergent church business CEOs like Perry Noble of NewSpring Church place the Bible on the back burner in order to reach out and be relevant to the unchurched. Not only do men like Perry Noble transform the church from a place of teaching the whole council of God into an entertainment stage show, but they also change the meaning of what is considered Christian living by their antics and gimmicks. In order to defend their open rebellion and sin, they call people like me “Pharisee” and “religious” because we strive to obey God’s clear commandments found in the Bible concerning our walk in this world as children of the King.

James 1:19-27

19 1This ayou know, bmy beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, cslow to speak and dslow to anger;

20   for athe anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

21   Therefore, aputting aside all filthiness and all 1that remains of wickedness, in 2humility receive bthe word implanted, which is able to save your souls.

22   aBut prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

23   For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his 1natural face ain a mirror;

24   for once he has looked at himself and gone away, 1he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.

25   But one who looks intently at the perfect law, athe law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but 1an effectual doer, this man will be bblessed in 2what he does.

26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not 1abridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.

27   Pure and undefiled religion ain the sight of our God and Father is this: to bvisit corphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained 1by dthe world.

The Scriptures are very clear in passages like James 1:19-27. God knows we are not perfect, but this does not pardon us to sin all because we are not the model of perfection. Our walk with Christ should be close to Him, ever striving to be more like Him. Jesus wants us to be holy, humble, and an example to those who do not know Jesus. Jesus wants children who obey Him. We should not use Him, Jesus, as an excuse to sin all because we are not perfect.

I would think that not speaking filth from the pulpit stage, in blogs, and in our conversations would be a very simple command to follow and understand. Yet again, I am amazed by many in the Seeker-sensitive Purpose Driven Church for the Carnal Nature of Mankind who openly scoff at the Scriptures concerning filthy speech. If they cannot get this simple interpretation correct, then how can they understand the deeper teachings of the Scriptures? This is very basic Christian teachings that even small children can understand but Pastors Perry Noble and Brad Cooper struggle with.

With God the end does not justify the means. If God was not concerned with our speech, then why did He even bother to tell us about our sinful nature and our tongue? Repentance from sin is remorse when we sin. Rebellion is continuing in sin with no remorse.


1Or Know this

a1 John 2:21

bActs 1:15; James 1:2, 16; 2:1, 5, 14; 3:1, 10; 4:11; 5:12, 19

cProv 10:19; 17:27

dProv 16:32; Eccl 7:9

aMatt 5:22; Eph 4:26

aEph 4:22; 1 Pet 2:1

1Lit abundance of malice

2Or gentleness

bEph 1:13; 1 Pet 1:22f

aMatt 7:24–27; Luke 6:46–49; Rom 2:13; James 1:22–25; 2:14–20

1Lit the face of his birth; or nature

a1 Cor 13:12

1Lit and he

aJohn 8:32; Rom 8:2; Gal 2:4; 6:2; James 2:12; 1 Pet 2:16

1Lit a doer of a work

bJohn 13:17

2Lit his doing

1Or control

aPs 39:1; 141:3; James 3:2–12

aRom 2:13; Gal 3:11

bMatt 25:36

cDeut 14:29; Job 31:16, 17, 21; Ps 146:9; Is 1:17, 23

1Lit from

dMatt 12:32; Eph 2:2; Titus 2:12; James 4:4; 2 Pet 1:4; 2:20; 1 John 2:15–17

[1]New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Jas 1:19-27). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

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