ATLANTA ‚ÄĒ Juanita Bynum is known and admired by thousands as a fiery evangelist whose no-nonsense, lead-by-less-than-perfect-example message of self-improvement was seemingly illustrated by her fairy-tale marriage to a man who also is a widely known minister.
The romance, which included a million-dollar wedding, became a nightmare last week when Thomas W. Weeks III was charged with choking his wife, pushing her to the ground in a hotel parking lot and stomping on her.
Since their marriage in an elaborate ceremony in 2002, Bynum and Weeks had both worked out of Global Destiny Church, but had their own independent and successful ministries, attracting tens of thousands to their conferences and selling thousands of books and CDs. She is the star preacher in the marriage, with her successful career as a media personality, gospel singer, author and playwright....
All of these "revelations" of false or erroneous preachings of various preachers just shows me how weak so many "Christians" are because they quickly accept one man's views without examining everything against the Holy Bible first and foremost. I study numerous old-time preachers and they hold to the truth of Jesus, the Holy Bible, and wonderful prophets. I'm born-again, blood washed, filled with the Holy Spirit and can barely wait until Jesus comes again! Come soon Jesus!
Dr. MacArthur has a book that is fairly new (maybe 1-2 years old) called Fool's Gold that addresses the false prosperity message. Paula White, Bynum, etc. will face the Judge one day and pay the price for their message, which is nothing more than what Paul described in 1st Timothy as the "doctrine of demons"!
You are correct, things do wax more evil as time goes by, witness the Benny Hinn and Ken Copeland types-absolute heresy. Of course some of the Pentecostal/Charismatic are deceptive today preaching less health/wealth gospel(tv. charismatic evangelist scandals)and you have Haggee/Mahaney preaching more of a Biblical-it is not God's will that all should be materially wealthy. However underneath it all lies the common denominator of tongues/healers/prophets, etc.
We should not exalt mankind but J.Mac. is one of my favorites(we own some of his books as well as his Study Bible). My question was simply if you knew if J.Mac. made a statement about inviting C.J.Mahaney(Charismatic founder of Sovereign Grace Churches)to preach at his church? J.Mac. was a solid defender for cessationism and it surprised me when I heard about this occurence.
Thomas W. Weeks III was absolutly wrong for attacking his wife --- he should have just gotten away from her !!!
That being said --- one can't help but wonder what was being discussed, how long this problem had been festering and what buttons were being pushed/manipulated that brought this man to the point of breaching that which WE ALL KNOW IS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE !??!??!
I have seen Juanita Bynum on Christian TV and I couldn't help but notice that she tends to wear earpieces in each ear ------- there are individuals behind the scenes telling her what to say... --- one time she got so mad at one of the people that was feeding her information that she yanked one of the devices out of her ear and with an embittered look on her face she shook her head NO !!!
Makes one wonder...
All these TV personalities coming out with a new book everytime you turn around (???) and you notice it's always the same old faces... ??? --- AS IF "THE BOOK" ISN'T ENOUGH !!! --- And to top it all off now it seems that many of them are turning into nutritional experts too... -- Keep your eyes out for their next books...
BLAH - BLAH - BLAH...
We Best Be Getting Back To "THE BOOK" !!!
GOD'S WORD ***HOLDS THE KEYS FOR LIFE*** [*IN* CHRIST] !!!
Speaking of free John MacArthur (is Charismatic Chaos still in print? I hope so), someone has transcribed the original sermons which were edited and polished into the book, and they are online. I can't remember the address, but you can google for John MacArthur sermons and find them fairly easily. These transcripts are different than the book, so they may be interesting even if you have read the book. Unfortunately Charismatic Chaos is getting old and was written before the prosperity gospel explosion in the 90s, and also before the insane money raising and selling of the 00s. The chaos in 1991 (I think) was quaint compared to today
Amen, concerning J.Mac's book on C.Chaos. It is very good. Personally, I consider John MacArthur to be one of the few who is pretty much right on and willing to Biblically offend with the truth if necessary.
However, Sovereign Grace churches are beginning to be accepted and spread and it was a bit dissapointing to learn that J. Mac. let the founder go and preach at Grace.
Ever since the televangelist scandals(Baker and Swaggarts fornicating extra marital affairs and Oral Roberts vision of a couple of hundred foot Jesus who was going to kill him if the people did not send in donations to finish the ORU hospital,etc.)the charismatics are taking a sort of middle of the road theology. You've got your Hagees and Macalvaneys(misspelled)preaching a not so radical charismatic theology but the basic principles are still there. Do you happen to know what J.Mac's position on allowing him to speak was?
Sad, but I am not surprised. Bynum is deeply involved in the Charismatic sham promoted by Charisma magazine, their publishing house (Creation? can't remember) and coast to coast high-profile ministry conferences. She was sort of a pre-packaged celebrity for this meat-grinder system of publishing and conferences. She was one of their first made-to-order superstars in the era after the old-time heavyweights started slowing down.