My FGBC ministerial credentials were renounced four years ago with good reason. The following announcement is from the Brethren Missionary Herald. The FGBC has no shame. Or worse, they can't even discern that they should be ashamed that the FGBC's esteemed pope, priest, mass, liturgy, counter reformation promoting, apostate (DON SHOEMAKER) is speaking at the infamously apostate Crystal Cathedral.
Pastor Don Shoemaker, recently retired from being senior pastor at the Seal Beach, California, Grace Brethren Church, will be speaking at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, this Sunday, May 6 at 11 a.m. His nationally-televised message is entitled, “Making a Difference in Your Corner of the World,” and he will be drawing on some of his experiences in serving the city of Seal Beach as a pastor and as a chaplain. He will also speak the following Sunday, May 13.
To be honest, I've tried to avoid reading anything associated with the Crystal Cathedral (cc) because of heresy. I don't think they ever had the Biblical message of sin, Christ's complete & perfect payment for that sin, and our deadness without Him. That wouldn't film well on TV. But cc's cash flow was strong with the self esteem false gospel for a season. Alas, competition was stiff and the hip church growth guru's competed directly with them, pushing them to bankruptcy. I think they've sold the crystal palace to Mr. Shoemaker's eucharist worshipers. Perhaps Mr. Shoemaker will now be a regular speaker in the sacramental cult he seems to prefer over Christ. Unbelievable! Paul's words in Galatians are prophetic for those who turn from the true Gospel to "weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage". Mr. Shoemaker is leading this once great fellowship back to Roman bondage, in a known heretical "megachurch", while professing to be a Bible-believing pastor. Unbelievable! Thank you for shining some light on this. It's simply unbelievable the compromise in today's church!