Yes, that's right. If you'd like to "walk away inspired to do more, to reach higher, and to extend ... into new territory," then this is the conference for you. If you are seeking Law with no Gospel, then C3 2012 may be just the place to find it!
The reader may recall that we were first introduced to Kevin Gerald in the post Steven Furtick Is Lookin' for the Favor. This article took a brief look at some of the teaching that was propagated by Gerald in his teaching "Favor Forever," and pointed out that,
You’ll hear such biblically ignorant teachings as Christians may “expect preferential treatment” because of our association with God. Hm. Funny, seems to me to be the opposite in today’s world! Gerald teaches in his first message that we can expect favor from both God and man! I guess Paul had it all wrong when he said, “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10). In Part 2 of this series, which is loaded with law and works-righteousness, Gerald says that our “thoughts attract and draw like magnetic forces,” which is why we need to be cautious about negative thoughts. After all, he says, God created us to be “very powerful” beings. (Online source).The idea that our thoughts have power is typical Word-Faith doctrine and Kevin Gerald has proven himself to be little more than a Joel Osteen wannabe. But, he has a large church, and that seems to be one of the primary prerequisites to be a speaker at Young's C3 Conference.
To listen to the promotional videos for this event is to gain the impression that, though it may be marketed toward "church leaders," there is very little church-centered or even *gasp* Jesus-centered teaching that will take place. These promo videos laud Ed and Lisa Young and extol the wonders of the creative ideas one will glean from C3, but they fail to reveal what role Jesus will play, if indeed He will be allowed a cameo appearance at all.
In fact, looking at many of the tweets coming from the official C3 Twitter hashtag, C3 2012 is proving to be another forum for these men to preach about the awesomeness of you:
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