30 September 2009

Thoughts from an Outlaw Preacher

I hate to be a bore, but Khad Young has been in rare Twitter form the past couple of days! Today he tweets:

@khad
The Good News is that God loves us. Loving our neighbors is empty moralism without Christ. (Online Source)

*Buzzer Sound* EH! WRONG! Sorry, Khad, but the Good News is that we who were once dead in our sins have been redeemed by the blood of Christ through His substitutionary death on the Cross. The Good News is that we have been saved from the wrath of God and from an eternity of torment, that we have been purchased and are no longer slaves to sin but slaves to Christ and righteousness through Him. The Good News is that if we repent of our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive them! Does God love us? Yes. Did He die because He loved us? Yes. But if all you say is "God loves us." the story seems to lose it's luster, don't you think? Not to mention it gives unrepentant sinners a terribly false sense of security. If you're going to preach the Good News, preach it as the Bible does.

Then young "outlaw preacher" Khad tweeted:

@khad “[God] saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” (Titus 3:5) #thef******ggospel @timbreyfogle (Online Source)

In case you're wondering...yes, I inserted the asterisks to the above hash tag. On "pastor" Khad's Twitter page the word is there in all it's sinful glory. Hm, call me crazy, but that language just seems a tad inappropriate for someone who is supposedly called to shepherd a flock of God's children, don't you think?

Khad epitomizes Outlaw Preachers. His Michigan "church" meets in a bar. Do I really need to explain the dangers any further? If so, see the post 'Theology on Tap.' These young, albeit ambitious, "pastors" who mistakenly think they need to be cool and relevant in order to bring people to Christ need to beware of the tactics they are utilizing.

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4

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