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Hello friends and welcome to the podcast! Today the podcast revolves around celebrity pastors. The article we are basing the talk on is from The Christian Post.
Celebrity Pastors Hybels, Copeland, and Warren
Hybels is the focus of the article linked to above. He has fallen hard, and rightly so. The cover up that took place at Willow Creek was monumental. After the latest allegation that surfaced against the defamed pastor, the entire board at the mega church resigned.
The power that Hybels yielded is both frightening and alarming. A lot of focus is now being put on mega churches and the power that the pastor is given. These churches are usually started in their home and the pastors have all the power. This power is later heightened as the church grows exponentially.
There is a common theme at these mega churches: The Purpose Driven Church.
The Sunday Special Podcast that we did on the 12th highlights Rick Warren. We focus in on the good, the bad, and the in-between. His heightened focus on church planting has led to massive mega churches spanning the United States. This lust for power and growth has led to massive power at the fingertips of mega pastors. Pastors like Osteen, Hybels, Copeland, and Furtick have all of the power in their churches. What they say goes.
We discuss the recent article highlighting Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church baptizing 50,000 people. How many of those people are truly saved? How many are still attending church at all? Those are the numbers we do not hear about.
Here is a video clip of Copeland talking about how he ‘healed’ his plane of corrosion.
I have decided to make the next Sunday Special on Greg Locke. This wolf in sheep’s clothing needs to be exposed for the fraud he is. His blatant heresy and un-repenting, sinful lifestyle is a slap in the face to evangelicalism. Because of this, Locke needs to resign.
Locke divorced his wife. Locke married another woman. This woman is his administrative assistant. This woman was his ex wife’s best friend.
Do I need to say more? Here is an excerpt of an article highlighting this filth:
After months of denying they were in an intimate relationship before his recent divorce, Greg Locke, the outspoken internet preacher and lead pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee, has married his administrative assistant and ex-wife’s best friend, Tai Cowan McGee.
Pulpit and Pen first cited a copy of the newlywed’s marriage certificate filed in Wilson County, showing that Locke, 42, and McGee who also recently went through a divorce, were married on Tuesday by Global Vision Bible Church’s Executive Pastor Jarrod Almond. The marriage came after Locke legally divorced his ex-wife Melissa, whom he said he “loved for 21 years.”
Pastors should not divorce. If they are a practicing pastor and become divorced, it is obvious that they need to resign. If he stays behind the pulpit, his flock will then destroy itself. Because of his lifestyle choices, it is important to bring his sin to light.