For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. – 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
As we have stated several times at Pulpit & Pen, we strongly opposed Southern Baptist President, Ronnie Floyd’s appearance at the IHOP Onething gathering at the end of 2015. The gathering was a steaming brew of different denominations (mostly apostates) who joined hands in reckless unity to hasten a revival, prophesied for over 25 years by Ronnie Floyd, and coined the “Next Great Awakening.”
Floyd has been so adamant about his prophecy, that he has refused to hear even the warnings of his peers at the SBC, let alone the many who have been calling this to the attention of the church for months.
At the conference gathered many Holy Spirit-blaspheming charismatics, Roman Catholics, and many others from many denominations. On top of that, the worship music included the papist, Matt Maher, who played on stage with pope Francis at World Youth Day in front of millions.
Ronnie Floyd assured all of the Roman Catholics in attendance that their differences in theology were not important, and that they should be set aside in order to pray for the great awakening and spiritual revival in America.
I’m not here tonight to highlight our theological differences, but to bend my knee, next to yours, and to ask God to have mercy on America. I also know that my being here is not an endorsement of your theology or your endorsement of my orthodoxy, I did not get asked to this gathering tonight because the leaders agree with all of my theological convictions. In fact, if we’re totally honest with one another we know that thousands of us who are filling this convention center and thousands more who are streaming live around the world, we’re not in total agreement about a lot of the secondary matters of life, ministry, and even the bible. Yet my being here is a clear indication that these are times when people must come together and pray.
So let’s understand what he’s saying here. He is saying that his understanding of Scripture as compared to the (mostly apostate Catholic and charismatic) attendees isn’t really important. What’s important is that God sent him there to unite them in prayer. After all, his “being there” is a clear indication (a sign from God?) that what he’s doing is right. Nevermind what Scripture has to say about it (2 Cor 6:14, Eph 5:11, 2 Tim 3:5, 2 Cor 10:14, etc.)
Nonetheless, Catholics came away with a new sense of assurance in their hearts. After Floyd led the thousands of students in prayer, some Catholics commented,
As a Catholic Charismatic, I wept tears of joy so many times this week as I had the privilege of worshipping the living God with so many diverse brothers and sisters in Christ – Leslie Bertucci, Onething app
As a member of the Catholic Charismatic renewal, I’ve had a heart for what is happening at IHOP for many years and it was amazing to finally get out there and experience the prophetic worship and preaching firsthand. There was a beautiful unity across denominations this week. – Ryan Baptista, Onething app
Congratulations Ronnie Floyd, I hope your primary matters were well worth the possibly innumerable lost souls you affirmed at this conference. While great men of the Protestant Reformation gave their lives to defend the truth, and oppose the heresies of Rome and other false religions, sadly, many people like Floyd are actively working to reverse the Reformation. Will any Southern Baptist leaders stand up and speak up? If you don’t, their blood is on your hands (Ezekiel 3:18).
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