The Christian Bully vs The False Teacher
Last week I received this article via email written by Rev. Guillaume Smit from…errr where is he from..oh here: The Emerging Bracken. I am posting this article because it shows us 1 of two things 1) That emergent’s are really upset that people have the audacity to question their ‘dialogue/beliefs’ 2) their congregation is waking up to what they are really being taugh and leaving….actually there is a 3rd one, oh yes 3) the article was just very funny to read.
[DTW notes in green]
[Rev. Guillauame Smit is worried that those who expose false teaching (DTW – Waak en Bid, etc) are actually having an impact and people are beginning to question their ‘new breed’ of teaching. This new teaching is one that opposes the Word of God and slanders the fundamentals of orthodox Christian teaching.
Just as a matter of interest Guillauame, the term New Breed was coined ages ago by the C. Peter Wagner, Rick Joyner, Paul Cain et al from the New Apostolic Reformation. New Breed refers to a new breed of people taking dominion of this earth. New Breed is also used in referrence to Joel’s Army. So please change your title, it’s misleading.]
A NEW BREED OF BULLY: THE CHRISTIAN CYBERBULLY
Posted by Guillaume Smit – 2009-08-24
A new breed of bully developed, thanks to the explosion in the internet. [Explosion of false teaching abounds and is leading people astray into the clutches of a false Christ? The one where you can call yourself a ‘Pastor’ and preach anything and get away with it? Oh..I can go on, but let’s stop there otherwise I won’t have the time to be able to answer you sentence by sentence.]
These people call themselves Christian, but in practice they only resemble the vestiges of Pharisaical religion. [Since when was the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is about repentance of sin and being born again and having the Holy Spirit abide in you a pharisaical religion? My how things have changed and so quickly within the last couple of years. 2 years ago, being born again was considered Christian, now it highly plausible that within the next few months that we will be hauled off to court because we resemble the vestiges of Pharisaical religion.]
These Christian Cyberbullies [You mean us, the ones who stand up for the Gospel of Jesus Christ] specialize [Re: “specializing” I should hope so, cos when you are a genuine Christian you adhere 100% to the scriptures] in attacking other Christian leaders, blogwriters and pastors who differ from their theological beliefs. [So we do differ? Great, thanks for the confirmation.]
They launch scathing personal insults on these Christian leaders, on blogsites they set up themselves, [oh gosh, I forgot to ask you for permission] accusing these other Christians of adhering to a different gospel than themselves. [But you just said we differ? And if you say we differ then who are we to argue].
They incessantly comb every word these other Christians utter or write and then quote them very selectively to ensure that their own readers only hear them saying what the Christian Cyberbully wants them to say. [I don’t comb selectively, I take the entire article and then quote false teachers verbatim and point out the blatant error of their teaching.]
The myth that if you repeat a lie or a half-truth often enough, it becomes The Truth, is in action here. [Nah, you just made that up right now didn’t you lol? What a load of hoooieee. A lie is a lie and the truth is the truth – even a half truth is a lie. And there is ONLY ONE TRUTH and that is the Bible].
Mr/Mrs Christian Cyberbully wants everybody to believe that their opponents is teaching a different gospel than the accepted gospel. [But you do teach a different gospel, you said so above….And that’s Mrs to you Mr.]
In the mean time their opposition is mostly theological, [um…I’ll just keep quiet here, maybe chuckle just a little] as Mr/Mrs Christian Cyberbully normally adheres to a radically fundamentalistic view of Scripture, has no insight in developments in the area of biblical studies and, [But of course!!! We adhere to the FUNDAMENTALS OF SCRIPTURE where the new age theological’ists’ adheres to anything that opposes the Word of God]. [Re:- Insights? There are NEW insights in biblical studies? Nooooooo, you kidding!! This is such a pity, all those hundreds of years before us, people passed away never hearing these NEW insights that would have ultimately changed their beliefs. Thank the Lord they believed in Jesus Christ by FAITH ALONE.]
And more specifically, actually relish the thought of destroying another person’s integrity. [Yeah I know all about that, I had Emergent’s take my blog Discerning the World and try replicate it – they wrote what they call ‘satire’ about Jesus Christ, blasphemy under the guise of being metaphorical or poetic. Actually I can see why you might be too scared to stand up against them; going against false teachers is serious stuff, even disagreeing with one you mentored can turn out to be rather disastrous – they get downright mean and nasty.]
Being a bully, Mr/Mrs Christian Cyberbully hides behind internet anonimity by not disclosing his/her identity, theological agenda or ecclesial loyalties. [Identity: Deborah. FICA knows the rest of my details. Theological agenda: Stand up for the truth and Jesus Christ the Son of God and warn of people like you who lead people astray with false teachings. Ecclesial loyalties: My loyalty is to Jesus Christ the Son of God and to stand up for the truth no matter what. If you have loyalty problems (to Jesus Christ the Son of God) then really, that is YOUR problem.]
Sometimes this crops up in their writings about other Christians and then you find out that they most often than not don’t form part of an acknowledged church group or congregation, [LOL, this is such a cliché, come now I am getting really bored of this one] choosing instead to “worship in a home group” or some or another cult or sect-like fringe group, this is the only place where they can control what is said, believed or taught. [Re:- ‘home group’: Oh you have a problem with that do you? I bet if it was your home group it would be considered like super apostolically cool. By the way, does that make Mormons and 7th Day Adventists Christian? They have HUGEEEEEEEE churches. You guys can’t stand the idea of people not being under your control because this opens you up to being questioned and of course the ‘little people’ can’t question those who have all the latest developments in the area of biblical studies. You speak about control? You are the one who is losing control because some people are waking up to the NEW AGE gospel you preach. They have access to the internet – they have brains, they can think, they can read the Word of God, they don’t need you to tell them what to think. This is why we have the Holy Spirit who guides us into ALL TRUTH. Are you writing this article because people are putting two and two together and seeing that the message taught at ‘church’ is NO LONGER Christian? Must be otherwise you wouldn’t be writing this.]
The damage these Christian Cyberbullies inflict, is tremendous. [Oh like whatever, THE DAMAGE FALSE TEACHERS INFLICT IS HORRENDUS, TREMENDOUS, HORRIFIC, DISGUSTING, EVIL, and SATANIC, etc, etc, etc,. yes I am speaking to you Mr. New Age Minister.]
As these things go, they attract a multitude of readers who only want to hear the bad news about people. [No they want to hear the TRUTH that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ – The Holy Spirit is warning them and they have gone to search for the truth and realised they have been lied too. They put 2 and 2 together and they got 4 when they studied the Bible for themselves, but when they put your version of 2 and 2 together they got 5 – that extra 1 came from all the NEW information throw in; contemplative prayer, meditation, spiritual enlighteninment…ah I don’t need to list this stuff, you know exactly what I am speak about.].
Their frequent quoting of Scripture hides the fact that they are only busy with slander in the worst possible form – just quote the incessant and unsolicited attack on God-loving Christians who try to reach this generation for Christ. [Re:- “quoting scripture”. I just had to put my eyes back into my sockets there. Wow! So, 1) The less scripture one quotes the more honest one is, 2) the less scripture one quotes the less slanderous one is – well golly I need to quote more scripture then. If I posted a bible to you what would that mean? Would that like be the greatest slander of all slanders?] [Re:- “God-loving”. Oh for crying out loud, which God, which Christ? Do you not know after all your studying that the end times speaks of the world being led into the hands of the Man of Lawlessness away from Jesus Christ? He comes clothed as an angel of Light – he presents himself as ‘Christ’ but he is not. Did you miss this class? Ah you were in the class where they were showing off the latest ground breaking news that all religions can in fact lead to the same God. So, in layman’s terms for the less educated (this excludes you so please just skip this sentence if you see fit); If one is reaching a generation with the genuine gospel of Jesus Christ then it’s ok, but when one is reaching this generation with a false gospel then it’s NOT ok].
The Christian Cyberbully accuses other Christians of departing from biblical principles, while they negate the second most important command given by God – loving another as you would love yourself. [If one is departing from the Gospel then one needs to be told so that they can get back on track. But if you and others don’t want too that’s your choice. Just like your congregation has the CHOICE to see for themselves that you preach another message that OPPOSES the message of the Bible. Remind me to not rely on you warning anyone that your church is on fire – let them burn, it’s the new one world love – fan those flames.]
I can easily quote a few other texts from the New Testament that underscores the primacy of this principle, but I won’t. [Of course you won’t because if you quoted scripture it would be out of context based on lies of the new one world faith. But most importantly if you quoted scripture you would be slanderous – hey you said it. But you know what; I don’t care, cos I would just quote scripture right back at ya. Touché!]
The attacks of these Cyberbullies make them instruments of the devil himself, as they choose to attack Christians’ personhood, integrity – which for a Christian leader is rather important – and their ministries. [Yes, your business is more important than the souls you lead astray. But then it shouldn’t be this way, because if you spoke the truth then…well…problem solved. Secondly, anyone who teaches a message that opposes the gospel makes them an anti-Christ. Thirdly you need to get your two faces in a row – you can’t call us Christian and instruments of the devil at the same time. I am not two faced. A spade is a spade and you are no brethren of mine for by your OWN admission we do not believe in the same thing].
They offer no alternatives because they thrive on their warped ideas only and have no open mind to engage in brotherly/sisterly conversations. You with the people they differ from. [Bible is a warped idea? Errr…ok…anyhow… Oh here we go… the brethren/brother/sister comments again. I stand up for the Gospel and THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE. You will present any alternative as long as it’s NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ.]
In this, the church is turning against itself, sowing discord and hate, typical things the devil uses to destroy churches, Christians and ministries. [No, no, nooooo false teachers, wolves that have crept into the church; they sow discord by preaching a satanic gospel full of evil doctrines, they sow hate towards those who question their ‘new’ message but at the same time call then ‘brothers and sisters’ just to keep up the smoke screen. The church is no longer Christian. It has been destroyed, the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been ripped to shreds, you and your fellow ‘ministers’ stand up in front of your people who trust you and pay you too and expect you to tell the truth. But you lie, you cheat them of the truth, you twist scripture and add NEW revelations, NEW ideas. You add psychology and play games with their minds. You tell stories instead, fables, you tickle your congregations ears with happy loving ideologies of coming world peace and prosperity and then use a verse here or there to try back it up knowing full well that no one will check to see if what you said is really true. You sound so good behind the microphone, your message sounds so great, the pulpit elevates you. Some of your flock nods their heads because they actually agree with your warped gospel, others nod because they are too scared to disagree. They don’t want to be seen as being disrespectful to the all knowing pastor who has new insights into biblical studies.]
I am deeply saddened by this state of affairs. [You are saddened only by this?? Well now… I thought you would be saddened that false teaching, doctrine of demons has snuck into the church and people are being led one by one over the cliff. Apparently not. What saddens you is that someone out there has the audacity to question the Emergent conversation.]
As Jesus told us in Matthew 5, I continuously choose to love my enemies, these Christian Cyberbullies included. But I have no fear of them, as they will ultimately destroy themselves. [Well great news I don’t fear you either but I do CARE (unlike you) that you are going to ultimately destroy your soul because you refuse to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have chosen wicked teaching instead. The Apostles gave their lives; tortured in the most horrendous of ways so that we can have God’s written Word – Jesus Christ. They loved their enemies too. They loved so much that they told them to REPENT of their SINFUL WAYS. And because of this they were beaten, tortured, burned, unimaginable things took place. But they carried on preaching the good news – Repent of your sin and believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God and be born again through God’s Holy Spirit. They would say it again; if you accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God, who died on the cross as the ultimate sacrifice and His Blood washes away our sin for those WHO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE you will be saved.
Warning someone of impending doom is called LOVE. But your love is different to mine: Your love involves a false ‘tickle tickle’ love. Want a cup of coffee to go with that false teaching? Real love hits home hard and says, STOP DOING THAT, STOP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING – Repent, Change your Ways, Accept Jesus Christ the Son of God into your life. Stop following false teaching. Your soul is at stake here. Where you spend eternity is at stake.
Some of Guillaume Smit’s favorite reading list from his website: The Emerging Bracken
- HARRY POTTER – JK Rowling (Witchcraft)
- HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY – Douglas Adams (Athiestic/We are God)
- LORD OF THE RINGS – JRR Tolkien (Witchcraft)
- SMALL GODS – Terry Pratchett (Witchcraft)
- SOULTSUNAMI – Leonard Sweet (Promonent Emergent New Age Occult Leader)
- SUMMONED TO LEAD – Leonard Sweet (Promonent Emergent New Age Occult Leader)
- THE SECRET MESSAGE OF JESUS – Brian McLaren (Emergent Leader who will be celebrating Ramadan on the 21 Aug 09)