02 January 2012

Elevation Church's "Code Orange" Christmas Dance

The following video was sent to me by a reader. Apparently this "Code Orange" dance was performed at Elevation Church's "Christmas" service as a means of advertising the upcoming Code Orange Revival. Upon watching this video, you may find yourself speechless, as I did.

18 comments:

  1. The more I come across Furtick and his "elevation church," the more disgusted I become with this sort of trash posing as Christianity. Satan is having a field day with these goats.

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  2. Words escape me......

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  3. There is no dignity any more. If people accept this as "church worship" then the prophesied apostasy is surely here. I kept looking for the golden calf on stage but the light show was too stressful to endure for long

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  4. Like Elizabeth, the lights were blinding. The golden calf must have been hidden behind the hype, the heresy, the noise, the nonsense, the trash and the tremors of the rocking and rolling stage performance attempting to pass itself off as 'christian.'

    One must wonder how long suffering our LORD really is and how long He will allow this to continue.

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  5. What's the difference between this and the bar scene? The lie has been changed to perpetuate the "pastor(s)". The infestation of demons is obvious to me. How one indwelt by the Holy Spirit can stomach this is beyond me. Darrel

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  6. This video clearly and unmistakably shows a demonic intrusion into leavenjellycalism which became a certified and approved by MacDonalds of this world and transforming and morphing it right before our eyes into now disturbing phase of leavenjekyllism...

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  7. Oh, wow....

    What was that?!?!?

    That was supposed to be a "Worship" Service???????

    This is breaking my heart and sickens my stomach.

    How long oh Lord?

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  8. these are people that want to hear and see things that TICKLE their ears but that do not draw them any closer to the Truth of Christ. We will all give account...all of us....

    Experiencing God, His presence and His love while truly walking with Him in humility blows away any temporary feeling of euphoria these sort of performances are meant to illicit. Any one of them and us could humble ourselves and ask for forgiveness and strength and He would hear and answer our cries. God loves a broken, humble heart because it is truly all He should ever get from us. Who are we before Him?

    Anyway, I know many there are just happy and comfy but even now there is still hope. We need to pray for these people that they will seek the Lord while He can be found, that their hearts will not be hardened to God's truth. They are our friends, our family and loved ones. We need to intercede on their behalf now that we know what is happening.

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  9. This is really disturbing to me. I do not understand why some churches want to bring this club and rave culture into the church. I personally spent a long time addicted to going to raves and clubs and trying to get away from them and all the drugs, immorality and pride that comes along with that scene. All this type of display does is bring back flashbacks of all my sinful party days. If this is considered worship - then who are they worshipping??

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  10. What is sad, is you all... a bunch of so called Christians judging and bashing. If bringing the Church into the 21st century guides more people (especially younger people) to Christ then I say "Hallelujah". Its reasons like this comment board that have people rebelling against Christ and not wanting anything to do with religion. I mean really? I am hardly a perfect person or Christian for that matter but, this saddens me. If I weren't mistaken I would have bet this was a Catholic board but, at least they have an excuse. I will be sure to keep the people on this board in my prayers as you are doing just as the bible says you shouldn't. God is good, he has created a youth movement within Elevation Church... and its about time... Pastor Steven Furtick is one of the main contributors to that movement. You people are sad.

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  11. Hello Robert,

    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your thoughts. It is my prayer that you will set aside the apparent popularity of this "youth movement" as you call it, and look at it in light of Scripture. Is what is being taught in accordance with the Word of God? Just because something is popular does not mean that it is correct.

    As regards the club-like atmosphere of this particular exhibit, again we have to go back to God and His Word. Our worship ought to reflect God and His character. I see nothing in the video above that does that. Rather, it is something that could be picked up and plopped in the middle of dance club in Hollywood and the performance would receive just as many claps and hollers.

    Christians are called out of the world. Called to look different because they are different. They have been redeemed with the blood of Christ. To desire and aspire to reflect a sinful, worldly culture, then, is completely contradictory to what we as Christians have been called to. We are called to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No gimmicks are needed. If we confront someone with the law, revealing their sin and their desperate need of a Savior, and then share with them the good news of Jesus Christ and His perfect sacrifice on the cross as He bore the wrath of God in our place...if we share that TRUTH, then the Holy Spirit will draw those whom He has called. God doesn't need a flashy dance routine to make Himself interesting. Those who are being saved will desire nothing more than Him alone.

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  12. EBenz,
    First let me apologize if in my last post I came off as a jerk... I am a new Christian and can honestly say that if it wasn't for Elevation Church I most likely would not be saved today. In my opinion I owe it to them to at least stand up and voice my opinion.

    The Popularity of the movement that I referred was nothing other that me saying "Elevation Church is bringing young people closer to God". I think that is great and if Pastor Steven is preaching a deceiving message, well... that is going to be a conversation he will have to take up with God. I personally have not seen or heard anything that I thought was wrong but, I guess I may be wrong to?

    As far as the dancing and singing that this thread started with... if I am not mistaken

    Psalm 150:4 says we are to praise God with dance.

    It is an indisputable fact that dancing is also employed in worship. In 1 Chronicles 15:29, we have David dancing before the Lord when he brought the ark to Jerusalem, “And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.”

    On one account he (David's) dances are described with praise before the Lord, and on the second account he (David's) dances are described in worship before the Lord.

    Just because this is an upbeat type of dancing, IMO doesn't make it wrong (heck we don't know what David was dancing to, or what kind of dancing he did)

    With all that said, I hope we can all learn from each other as Christians... understand that we will all fall... none of us are perfect.

    I know I am in the minority on this board but, I will tell you that our country is in need of a revival. We have lost our way and we do need some young minds to come in and lead us, guide us, and give us a fresh breath because most of our churches are losing more than they are gaining.

    Lets just remember, no one is perfect, if we have people trying to help lead people closer to Christ then I am all for it. And I do not see the point that uptempo choreographed dance is a sinful thing. Shoot going to a dance club isnt a sin... I also think God wants us to have some fun (not sin)... Benz am I wrong about that?

    You are welcome to read my testimony anytime you would like here;

    http://robertcundiff.blogspot.com/p/about-this-blog.html

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  13. Robert,

    Christians are called to judge teachings, and to expose that which is false. It is not “bashing” to do so.

    The 21st century doesn’t need any more gimmicks than did the 1st. What you win people with is what you win them too. The ends does not justify the means. But not only that, these particular teachers in this so-called revival have much theological error, as Erin has been pointing out. If you are a new believer, then I doubt very much that your discernment is mature enough to recognize false teaching that isn’t super obvious.

    The dancing you mentioned in the Bible was not the Hollywood type as Elevation puts on, which appears to be much more man-centered as entertainment than God-centered worship.

    This country may need revival, but it if does come it won’t be man-made. I doubt that it will come because we are in the last days, and biblically speaking we are on the road downhill to never revive again as a nation.

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  14. Hi Robert,
    I appreciate your follow-up comment and praise the Lord for your salvation! Thank you also for your apology and I, too, am sorry if I came across at all harsh in my response.

    Now, onto the topic at hand. When I test the teachings of Steven Furtick against Scripture, there is not a consistency. If you listen closely to his preaching, you will notice that he largely preaches about himself, not about Jesus Christ. And while he may use Scripture, it is often pulled out of its larger context and misapplied. I urge you next time to pray before listening to a sermon of his, and to ask God to teach you what He is truly saying in His Word.There is a lot of subtle deception being taught today. Steven Furtick is greatly gifted as a charismatic speaker, of that there is no doubt. I fear that, oftentimes, that charisma overshadows some of the error that is being taught. This country most certainly does need revival, but true revival teaching will be rooted in Jesus Christ and Him crucified for our sins, not in man-centered sermons that are preaching to "felt needs" and egos.

    As regards the dancing, etc. I am not necessarily suggesting that dancing is a sin or that Christians are not allowed to have fun. What I am saying is that what I see in this video is something that is very reminiscent of worldly, sinful behavior and places. To bring something like that into the church - which is where we come to reverently worship God, is quite sad. I'm not saying we all have to be stone faced and silent, but we need to approach our worship for what it is: coming before the perfect, holy, triune, sovereign Creator and God of the universe. When we seek to look like the world, it certainly must cause us to wonder where our devotion and our heart truly lies.

    As Christians, our definition of "fun" and "entertainment" will be transformed with the renewing of our mind and heart. When we are saved, our affections turn away from the things of this world and toward the Lord Jesus Christ.

    But that is not the way you learned Christ!—assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:20-24)

    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)

    If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:1-3)

    As you continue to seek God and to grow in Him, be mindful always to turn first to His Word and to test all things against that. As a final note, may I suggest a site that you may find helpful and edifying? And no, I am not making this suggestion as a means to indoctrinate you to my way of thinking at all, or anything of the sort. I would like to direct you to some solid, Biblically grounded, Gospel-centered preaching and teaching at the website of Grace to You, which is the ministry of Pastor John MacArthur: www.gty.org. A sermon that I believe is particularly helpful for all Christians to hear is this one: http://www.gty.org/video/Pulpit/V8280-312

    I sincerely thank you for the discussion, Robert. Thank you also for sharing the link to your testimony. I look forward to reading it.

    God bless.

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  15. This service spoke to me in so many ways. they are trying to speak to the new generation. and behind them was a projector showing the preachers coming to the revival. if any one is satan, its you who left a rude comment. if you have never been there you cant judge. I have been through alot and this church has changed my life for the better. God did not leave you (humans) to judge anyone else. Read your bible and understand he wants us to worship and adore him... not be rude to others becaue its not your traditional way of service.

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  16. So, the men who would be speaking were projected onto the screens. The dancers were exalted for their performance. The atmosphere was no different than a worldly dance club. Where exactly does Jesus fit into this?

    If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:1-3)

    (Note: This post has been up with open comments for 2 weeks. Comments are now closed.)

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