After reading PERRY NOBLE EXPOSES ‘PRACTICAL ATHEISTS’ AMONG CHRISTIANS by Ken Silva I started pondering some of the double standards spewing from Perry Noble’s ministry. If you follow Perry Noble, you can easily see that Perry falls under his own condemnation as a “practical atheist”.

Why do preachers like Perry Noble think that God needs them to redefine Christianity in order to save people? Why do they think that God needs for them to use culture to draw people into the church? The truth is that God does not need any human help. God is sovereign, and He can save whoever He wants to save whenever He chooses to do so. It’s not like God is sitting in Heaven wringing his hands, hoping that His creation will help Him distribute His grace.

Let’s think this through in the light of the Scriptures:

  • Man does not even know he is lost. 1 Corinthians 2:13-15
  • Man does not seek God; mankind cannot even understand the Gospel without God drawing them to repentance. Romans 3:10-12

Preachers like Pastor CEO Perry Noble actually think they play a huge part in saving people because of their culture driven self-help centers. They vomit out the false gospel of life change and use their numbers as a measuring stick for God’s blessings. These types of preachers try to tell God that He needs them, and because of their vision “X” number of people professed Jesus Christ as Lord. They proudly proclaim God is blessing them because of their success and riches. The real question for these purpose-driven vision casters is who is doing the drawing to salvation? Is the preaching of the pure Gospel drawing people in the doors, or is it the church sitcoms bringing them in week after week?  The Seeker-Sensitive Purpose Driven Church for the Carnal Nature of Mankind knows no boundaries when it comes to using the world as a tool to draw people to a form of godliness (2 Timothy 3:1-6).

Romans 9:17-24 (New American Standard Bible)

17For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “FOR THIS VERY PURPOSE I RAISED YOU UP, TO DEMONSTRATE MY POWER IN YOU, AND THAT MY NAME MIGHT BE PROCLAIMED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE EARTH.”

18So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.

19You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?”

20On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it?

21Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?

22What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?

23And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,

24even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles.

Discernment is telling the difference between right and almost right.

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Comments
  1. Larry says:

    “God is sovereign, and He can save whoever He wants to save whenever He chooses to do so.”

    John 3:16 is an extremely difficult passage to understand. Scholars for centuries have been debating its meaning.

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