Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. – 2 Thes 2:3-4
If this isn’t a little taste of what the antichrist is going to be like, then I don’t know what is. The “pastor” of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC, Steven Furtick, is being exalted and worshiped in his latest video titled, Thank You Pastor.
At the 1:03 mark, the video proclaims that “No word [Pastor] speaks will go to waste.” This phraseology is spoken solely of God’s word in Scripture(Isaiah 55:11, 1 Peter 1:25, 2 Tim 3:16, Isaiah 40:8, etc.).
Then at the 1:50 mark, the video mocks the Holy Spirit saying that Furtick is “escorted by the Holly Spirit.” This is not a typo, Holly is his wife’s name. The video is full of attributions to Furtick, in which Scripture ascribes to Jesus. But this is not surprising and is actually typical of this organization.
If this church doesn’t fit the classic definition of a cult and Furtick a classic narcissist cult leader, then there is no such thing. If you or someone you know is caught up in this movement, it’s time to get out before it’s too late.
**UPDATE** It appears as though Elevation Church has “Canerized” this video. If you are aware of an alternate link, please email me to let me know.
See the video below. ( ** Warning, Idolatry Ahead! ** )