This article is the outgrowth of an ongoing conversation with a co-worker, questions asked me or comments made to me by people at church, and from doing some investigation into Chris Pratt’s church, and talk of living with a woman he is NOT married to.
There is a whole world of sinners, backslid, and religious WATCHING AND LISTENING to Christians. Just WHAT are we telling them with what we believe, say, do, accept in others, and how we live??? WHAT is our LIFE telling and showing the world around us?
Are we TRULY telling and showing God’s Word in and through our lives?
Or do they see a cheap reflection, a religious counterfeit of the world?
We can either go to The Holy Scriptures for THE Answers we need…or to the world of man’s opinion…I choose to go to The Sacred Word of God.
Beware all who keep reading…this will NOT be sugar-coated “Prosperity Gospel”, NOR “The Self-Esteem Gospel”, NOR any other man-made Gospel, (Galatians 1:6-9).
Nope. This will be firmly rooted IN and founded UPON The Word of God, ALL of it…IN CONTEXT.
You’ve been warned..follow ONLY if your heart burns for The Truth of God’s Holy, Eternal Word, the Bible.
The Church of Chris Pratt: ZOE CHURCH.
Zoe Church is an outgrowth of Hillsong, (more about Hillsong Later). I looked into Zoe Church’s Doctrinal Statement, it sounds, seems good…until this:
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
That sounds very familiar…sounds a LOT like this:
8 We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
Sooo, Chris Pratt’s church’s view of The Holy Bible is NO DIFFERENT from The Mormon view, and the Mormon faith is a cult, it follows, OBVIOUSLY “another gospel”, “another spirit”, and “another Christ”, GALATIANS 1:6-9 .
Zoe Church is an outgrowth, a re-branding of Hillsong “church”…what is the problem with Hillsong? This:
This is important. We don’t believe that to partake in aspects of this community, to sit at this table, you have to fully understand, comprehend or be convicted by our doctrine… we can’t write off churches who have a different method of ecclesiology in this case, as if any way is “the way.” Our methods are always under construction. But right now, this is it. If we need to shift something down the road, so be it.
BUT…even though The Head Pastor of Hillsong has said they believe and support ONLY Biblical and Traditional marriage, this is what they actually practice:
“I became truthful with my church. I’m a part of Hillsong NYC. I’m one of their choir directors. I also sing on their worship team. They’ve been amazing as well,” Canfield told Playbill.com. “Nothing has changed there now that I’m completely out and with Reed. He sings in the choir as well. I found that being an honest person has actually come with a lot of benefits. People are more sincere with you, and you find out a lot more about other people when you become honest.”
“Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly, a gay couple featured on the current season of ‘Survivor;’ worship and sing in the choir at Hillsong New York; Mr. Canfield is a volunteer choir director at the church.”
“Hillsong has many campuses around the world, many in places where gay marriage is now legal, so this has been an ongoing dialogue trying to figure out how and where we, as part of the LGBT community, fit in. As a church family, we have been wading through these uncharted waters of shifting culture and social change,” Canfield and Kelly add in their statement.
Soooo….Chris Pratt goes to a “church” that only believes that “original manuscripts are the perfect, infallible Word of God”, openly embraces and promotes homosexuality despite their words of tepid, lukewarm protest.
What kind of effect has this had on Chris Pratt’s “christianity”? THIS:
Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger Making Plans To Move In Together As Romance Gets Serious.
THIS, NOT ONE BIT OF THIS IS CHRISTIAN. NOT ONE BIT OF THIS IS CHRISTIANITY. NOT ONE BIT OF THIS IS CHRIST-LIKE. NOT ONE BIT OF THIS BIBLICAL. NOT ONE BIT.
There is ONLY ONE God, The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit, I John 5:7. There is ONLY ONE Word of God, The Bible. And there is ONLY ONE way to Heaven, SOURCE, SOURCE, SOURCE. And God’s Word was, has been, and IS protected, and STILL Holy, Inerrant, Infallible, Perfect, and Eternal in many translations:
Matthew 24:35 King James Version (KJV)
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
BASED UPON THIS LET ME CONCLUDE:
1. LOVE GOD- HATE SIN.
2. LOVE THE SINNER- HATE THE SIN.
A couple committing fornication, adultery, shacking-up is NOT to be celebrated, tolerated, embraced, or allowed in the Body of Christ.
Sodomy/homosexuality/lesbianism is NOT to be celebrated, tolerated, embraced, or allowed in the Body of Christ.
Watering down God’s Word is NOT to be celebrated, tolerated, embraced, or allowed in the Body of Christ.
Making The TRUE Gospel lukewarm and sugar-coated is NOT to be celebrated, tolerated, embraced, or allowed in the Body of Christ.
Women getting pregnant without and outside of marriage is NOT to be celebrated, tolerated, embraced, or allowed in the Body of Christ.
The Church has fallen so far FROM God’s Word that things God calls sin, wickedness, evil, and abomination the church world now tolerates, embraces, and champions!
Sin is still sin. PERIOD.
Let me close by addressing the title of this article.
- Hell will be FILLED with GOOD people.
- NO good person will EVER go to Heaven. For NONE is good, NONE is righteous, NO NOT ONE.
- NO evil person will EVER make it into Heaven.
- The ONLY ONES going to Heaven are those who have repented/turned FROM their sins TO the Lord Jesus Christ, have been washed in HIS Blood, are new creatures in Christ Jesus. PERIOD. SOURCE . SOURCE . SOURCE . SOURCE .
This does NOT mean hate the sinner.
This does NOT mean hate the child conceived in sin- fornication, adultery.
No. We do NOT hate.
We are NEVER to hate- EVER.
We ARE to reach out IN LOVE
WITH THE TRUTH THAT NEVER CHANGES
and bring the lost, sinful, wicked, and wayward TO JESUS for forgiveness, salvation, healing, deliverance, love, and to get them set of THE BIBLICAL PATH TO HEAVEN.
I’m only 59 years old…but I remember when THIS was not necessary to have to say.
Everyone, even sinners, KNEW what sin was.
Now we have so-called “pastors” and “leaders” IN THE CHURCH tolerating, even embracing SIN- OPEN SIN!
God’s Word NOWHERE says Christians are tolerate sin and sinners. No.
We are to love them and through The Truth bring them TO Jesus.
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.