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Myles Munroe Is Dead: Be Filled With Sorrow And Joy

According to Charisma News

“Dr. Myles Munroe, internationally-known author, bible teacher, governmental consultant and leadership mentor, was one of nine passengers on a plane that crashed in Grand Bahama on Sunday afternoon, according to multiple news reports.

A Lear 36 executive jet left the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for the Grand Bahama International Airport, the Department of Civil Aviation reports. The plane departed at 4:07 p.m. and carried nine people. The vessel crashed while making its landing approach, the Department of Civil Aviation said.

News reports indicate his wife, Ruth, and daughter were also killed in the crash.”

He was attending a conference called the Global Leadership Forum, whose theme was “Leading Change In A Globalized World, Through Principled Innovative Leadership.”

If the name Myles Munroe sounds familiar to you, it should. We wrote about him previously when a Youtube video surfaced of him saying that people don’t want to hear about Jesus’ blood and the cross. That you shouldn’t talk about his crucifixion,  death or resurrection, but rather should talk to people about the good news of how God can solve problems.

But apart from that wicked little comment, he was known as a full-blown prosperity preacher. His teaching epitomized all the most awful and terrible parts of this damnable system, synthesized as an idiosyncrasy which married word-faith with governmental economic and globalization theories. He used Religion and Jesus to build his fortune, and there is a long, documented trail of false teaching and Christ-kicking blasphemy in his wake. Suffice to say that he didn’t just have a few theological quirks that could be tolerated and accepted, but by every standard of biblical faithfulness he twisted and spewed forth theological perversions that robbed and injured the souls of his hearers, fundamentally distorting the gospel message of who Jesus is and what he came to accomplish.

So like when Tony Palmer passed, and we said  we ought to be both joyful and filled with sorrow, we repeat this

“As for the man himself- like any enemy of the faith that breathes their last, we ought to be both saddened and heartened by this news. Saddened because a man and his family are dead and there will be hundreds, if not thousands grieving. Presumably not all the dead were as Myles was- they were not all enemies of the Gospel, and consequently it is a hard, aching tragedy that ought to cause believers everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer and supplication that the Holy Spirit might be a balm to the mourner’s souls. It’s a surreal, painful time when anyone passes away, especially in such brute circumstances, and we ought to empathize with those in mourning. The Lord takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, and neither should we. We can only pray that all parties repented of their sins before they perished and will join us in paradise. I want nothing more than for this to be the case.

Heartened? Because relating specifically to Myles Munroe, a man who was peddling theological and spiritual poison is no longer a direct threat to the Christian Church.” He cannot preach any more of his heresy. He cannot bind Christ to the Almighty dollar bill and tie the gospel narrative to the riches and filthy lucre that he promised you had coming to you if only you became a Christian and gave him your seed offering. His reach has withered already, and will continue to diminish as time passes. It’s all fading to black.

By all accounts, ironically, the plane he perished in was his own private Lear plane, the fruits of his fleecings and an instrument of destruction in the hands of the Almighty God- the Judge of all the earth who will do right.

[Contributed by Dustin Germain]