Friday, September 2, 2016

3240: How Andy Stanley Proved He is not a Christian

Andy Stanley is one of the most successful pastors in North America, leading huge congregations of people and following in the footsteps of his father, Charles Stanley. But there is a problem with Andy that proves without question that the apple has indeed fallen very, very far from the tree.

In a recent sermon, Andy states that believing in the inerrancy of Scripture is not only foolish, but dangerous. Further, his sermon seems to be aimed at non-believing "post-Christians," a strange thing indeed for a pastor as his duty is to preach to believers - to feed the sheep so to speak.

But it gets worse. Andy goes on to describe why faith built on Scripture is fleeting. This flies in the face of the passage in Romans which tells us:

Romans 10:17
"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ."

He then goes on to cite 'facts' that prove the Bible is WRONG! He fallaciously asserts that there is no evidence for the fall of Jericho, for which we have much evidence. He says that there is nothing in history to indicate that the Jews ever left Egypt in a mass Exodus, a statement as ridiculous as it is bold. In or around 1525 B.C., there was a mass Exodus of Semitic people called the Hyksos who came out of Egypt during the 18th Dynasty.

But it gets even worse! He goes on to foolishly proclaim that the Bible wrongly asserts the age of the earth as young, effectively transitioning his argument to claim that nothing in Scripture is worth believing. He makes the Bible into a fantasy novel full of allegory and good for moral teaching, but not for actual faith. He asserts that some things in the Bible are true, but other parts never happened, calling into question the entire text.

Andy Stanley then backpedals, asserting that the Scripture is true! He gives no evidence for this, effectively neutralizing his own point that the Bible cannot be trusted and that the people who believe the Bible as God-breathed and absolutely true are foolish. His latest sermon is massively foolish and confusing.

Andy Stanley cannot be trusted with the spiritual well-being of anyone.

In another recent sermon from the Spring of 2016, he asserted that anyone who doesn't attend a mega-church doesn't care about their children! Andy Stanley is a loose cannon who lacks the discipline to be a teacher and lacks the character to be a pastor. This man is dangerous.

He continues his sermon by explaining (contrary to 2 Timothy 3) that no one actually believed that the Bible was inspired. This is false.

2 Timothy 3:16
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;"

Andy Stanley is not qualified to be a pastor. His bold, antibiblical assertions prove he is not a true believer at all. He undermines the Bible. He shames the position of pastor that he has been given and ought to be forced to step down. His ministry is not a true ministry at all. His attempts to appeal to non-believers and skeptics through Bible-twisting is abhorrent. He is not fit for the ministry.

His main hermeneutical idea by the way? Christianity doesn't need the Bible. I'll direct you once again to Romans 10:17. And then to every piece of Scripture which tells us that God commanded something to be written down. God gave us the Bible and Andy Stanley would take it away. He is a wicked man. A wolf in sheep's clothing.

Matthew 7:15-20
15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So then, you will know them by their fruits."

The fruit of Andy's sermon is rotten. He bears bad fruit. Remember the words of our Lord.

And to Andy I say, repent. Shut down your false ministry. And live the rest of your life quietly in submission under a pastor who teaches and preaches the true word of God.

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