In this video, Steven Furtick tells his church members, “If you know Jesus, I’m sorry to break it to you; this church is not for you”.
Tell me, Steven Furtick, why do you call this “thing” you have created, a church?
You speak with such authority (and much aggression towards the believer; I wonder why?) but your heart is filled with deceit and pride.
The problem with your church and all the other “churches for the unchurched”, is this, Steven Furtick:
- You are so proud of how many people have “given their hearts to Jesus” in your church, but I will tell you this: because you do not preach the full gospel of Jesus Christ, those people do not know God, and therefore they are not saved. So although they may have raised their hand to become a Christian, they have no idea what it means. Raising your hand at an altar call does not make you saved. So boast on. You will need to explain why all those people never made it to heaven because you did not build a church the way God said it should be built. You built it according to how you thought a church should be built. You thought you knew better than God. “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.” – 1 Cor 12:27-28 These gifts of the Spirit are for Christians, and they are given to God’s church, not to unbelievers.
- The other problem with your church is that is unbiblical. You have gone directly against the Word of God by creating this “thing” – because Steven Furtick, there is no such thing as “church for the unchurched”. Your church is merely a weekly entertainment, self-help event. It does not bring people closer to the Lord, or to holiness. Your church is not a church. You’ve only called it a church to make it sound Christian.
Your so-called, “kingdom multiplication” is creating people who think they are saved, but are not. And then as your “church” grows, so they spread the false gospel which does not save, and they are all bound for hell. All because YOU wanted a big, popular business that would make lots of money.
Repent, or be lost. You have been warned, over and over again. “Whoever has ears, let them hear.” – Matthew 11:15