Narcissism Among Pastors

The revelations about Jacob Prasch and Joshua Chavez are a reminder of other wolves in the pulpit such as Ravi Zacharias, Benny Hinn, Todd Bentley, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland and a host of others. And, as you dig deeper into this problem, you realize that this isn’t just about flawed preachers, but a system that attracts narcissists to positions of leadership.

Like the military version, our Seminary Industrial Complex has created a system of corruption in our churches that is now impossible to fix. We’ve created a monster, and it is now destroying us.

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The Semitary

The rise of heresy is astonishing. Even though history records the rise of countless heretical movements and heretical ideas, nothing compares to the heresies that have arisen over the past two hundred years. And, their rise closely correlates to the advent of modern communication. But, as they say, correlation does not imply causation.

So, how did these heresies arise?

I have blamed the printing press, but there is an institution that should be looked at first. And, as the title of this piece indicates, we’re talking about The Semitary, more commonly known as the seminary.

And, like the grave plots that this word sounds like, the Seminary/Semitary is full of dead people.

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[update] Strong Delusion – The Semitary

note: I’m coining a new word and reposting this article. It is now, The Semitary. – JL

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WEEKEND SHOCKCAST: Ebolinsanity

We have gone insane. We have one group of people who have thrust their heads firmly in the sand, claiming that there is nothing to fear from Ebola. We have another group that is rapidly growing in size and hysteria. This group will quickly take over everyone else, except for the third group. The third group is made up of those who have quietly and carefully chosen a life of preparedness. This third group looks at Ebola as just another of many threats, and has made some adjustments to their lives in response. They aren’t hysterical. They don’t have their … Click here to read the rest…

The Ride of the Four Horsemen – GeoEngineering and the Pretrib Lie

As I look back at what I have been writing over the past few months, I’m struck by the thought that I’ve been talking about something that we’ve been dreading for almost two thousand years:

The Ride of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

And, that was specifically brought home to me with the spread of Ebola, and two interviews that I listened to last night. One of them discussed how geoengineering is destroying the weather system that our ecology depends on. The other was about how the pre-tribulation rapture theory is such a corrosive lie.

That last one is important, because you can’t respond properly to the ride of the Four Horsemen, if you believe in a lie.

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