Arguably one of the most spiritually dangerous cults in the world today, IHOP (International House of Prayer), headed by the New Apostolic Reformation’s false prophet, Mike Bickle, is hosting its annual Onething Conference December 28-31.
IHOP, known for it’s youth-targeted, stage-managed productions of audio-visual, hyper-sensual emotional stimuli that simulates a spiritual revival, will be hosting a series of questionable speakers and worship leaders, at best, as well as outright false teachers. Among these speakers are Mike Bickle himself, Francis Chan (again), and Daniel Kolenda, who apparently, get this, raises people from the dead. According to the event’s website, Kolenda is
a modern missionary evangelist who has led more than 10 million people to Christ… He is a gifted preacher whose ministry is marked by incredible miracles—healing the blind, the lame, the deaf, the leper, and even raising the dead—and powerful evangelism, but most importantly, a passion to see the gospel preached to the poor
Now we all know Francis Chan fell off the wagon years ago and has been endorsing Mick Bickle’s garbage for quite some time. But there’s one speaker at this year’s event that might surprise you–Southern Baptist President, Ronnie Floyd.
But really, this should come as no surprise. Being that the theme of this year’s Onething event is “Until the Fame of Jesus Fills the Earth,” (whatever that means) they seem to have the same goal in mind as Ronnie Floyd. Onething’s website presents their mission as,
We invite you to join 20,000 young adults in Kansas City this December to encounter Jesus through extended times of worship, teaching of the Word, and ministry in the power of the Spirit. Our primary aim is to encounter Jesus, so that we might go forth to do His works and change the world, until the fame of Jesus fills the earth.
Ronnie Floyd’s theme for the Southern Baptist Convention, titled The Great Awakening, carried the call to “prayer, fasting, revival, spiritual awakening, evangelism, church planting, and the call to complete the Great Commission.” So, while the wording may be slightly different, the basic idea is the same. Their goal is to push an experiential form of evangelism through a charismatic production of pseudo-gospel and spiritual manifestations that are centered around their own hopes and purpose of revival, rather than an obedience to the Word of God.
And Floyd is willing to partner with this dangerous cult to make it happen.
To top it off, the worship music at the event will be led by Roman Catholic, Matt Maher, who recently played on stage with Pope Francis at the Catholic World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Does Ronnie Floyd not know who these people are? Does he not know that fellowship with darkness is forbidden in Scripture?
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14
Does it make sense that the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, instead of exposing this cult for what it is (Ephesians 5:11) he’s taking part in it?
Is it Ronnie Floyd’s sound theology, biblical preaching and uncompromising stand for truth that the NAR and IHOP are seeking from Floyd at this event? Doubtful. More likely it’s his notoriety, fortune, and charisma, and his ability to draw a crowd and please the world that makes him so attractive.
I really can’t say that much of anything surprises me in the Southern Baptist Convention anymore. On the one hand, we have many theologically conservative pastors who preach the Word of God with conviction regularly. But within the leadership of the SBC, all discernment has been lost. We have seminary leaders promoting atheist groups, Russell Moore at the ERLC regularly partnering with Roman Catholics, and Lifeway peddling all sorts of heresy for cash. The convention has lost its convictions and is no longer rooted in sound doctrine. It’s merely a money making machine for its leadership, a pyramid scheme if you will, that once you’ve made it to the top, you’re in.
When are Southern Baptists going to wake up and take out the trash?
[Contributed by Pulpit & Pen]
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