07 September 2012

Review of Steven Furtick's "Greater" Sermon at Liberty University

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On Wednesday, 5 September 2012, Steven Furtick preached the convocation service at Liberty University. On this, his second visit to Liberty, Furtick delivered a sermon based upon his newly released book, Greater. In an article on Liberty University's website entitled, "Pastor Steven Furtick speaks on the 'greater' power within," writer Bethany Pico notes,
Furtick focused his message on John 14:12 where Jesus said, “Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” “You and I live so often in this place called ‘good enough’,” Furtick said, adding that oftentimes people are caught up in waiting to be ready to follow God rather than just doing it. (Source)
Chris Rosebrough, Christian apologist and host of the radio program, Fighting for the Faith, spent a portion of his program this past Wednesday reviewing the sermon delivered by Furtick at Liberty University. Rosebrough carefully critiques Furtick's twisting of John 14:12, and demonstrates that the young pastor's explanation of the story of the calling of Elisha is a shameful example of what Rosebrough has labeled "narcissistic eisegesis." You can listen to Rosebrough's review here.

Further Reading
'Greater Day' with Steven Furtick
Steven Furtick to Preach at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church
True Woman Conference Speaker Priscilla Shirer Hears God's Still, Small Voice

1 comment:

  1. After listening to all 64 minutes of Furtick's insanity and Rosebrough's savvy and biblical response to it, there is only one logical conclusion to be reached: Steve Furtick does not have a clue as to what the Gospel is, is completely ignorant of the Person of Jesus Christ, and is leading those that so willingly follow him straight to the gates of hell with first-class, express, non stop service. He 'ministers' the classic other gospel spoken of by Paul in Gal. 1:6-9. Remembering that Paul's curse was not for the message given, but for the messenger, I would hold little hope that Furtick will come to his senses, repent and believe-though with God all things are possible. I can't help but feel great pity for those who believe his lies and actually support him. May the Lord be gracious and grant repentance and mercy to those so easily duped.

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