On Christian Eve last week, Mega-Church Pastor Perry Noble did it yet again - making headlines with even more outrageous claims and controversial statements. This time it went further than merely embracing a different method of Gospel ministry, it involved the message of the Gospel itself.
Just prior to the final pre-Christmas service, word went out over NewSpring social media that God had given Pastor Perry a new sermon and that they should return to hear what God wanted Perry to say.
The premise of this new sermon was that Christians had made a serious error in their interpretation of the Ten Commandments. In fact, Noble said that the entire concept of God giving Moses "commandments" was erroneous - according to Noble, God had actually given Ten Promises.
Noble based his assertion on a conversation with a Jewish cabdriver who told him that there was no word for "commandment" in Hebrew and therefore Christians had made a fatal error in the interpretation of Exodus 20. He added that the actually title should be the "Ten Sayings" which Nobel that converts to the "Ten Promises".
Pastor Perry then proceeded to rewrite the Ten Commandments. The purpose for this Perry explains is so that people will no longer have to worry about obeying the commandments, clearing a major obstacle to saying "Yes to Jesus".
On the program today, my guest will be James Duncan. James is a pastor, an associate professor at Anderson University and blogs at www.PajamaPages.com. On his blog James has written about this most recent incident involved Perry Noble (and a few others).