In the previous two posts I described a teaching by a gentleman (Paul Washer) to a youth conference in which there were way too many references to salvation (justification in other words) and sanctification by works. Well, tonight I was channel surfing and came upon good 'ole TBN. Jentezen Franklin's program was on. He told us, using only the Old Testament (of course), that in order to have God's presence in your house and on your family - this includes prosperity, healing, protection, peace and other good things - you have to sacrifice. He said that is what they did in the OT - they sacrificed. Of course at this point he should have told us how we don't need to sacrifice as it was already paid at the cross. And, he also should have said that according to Hebrews 4 we can come right into the throne of God in time of need. But like so many of the TBN-ites (but not all thankfully) he never did get to the New Testament.
Tommy Tenney is doing the same thing with his Esther book. According to him, we cannot come into God's presence without a works program first.
Oh by the way, what does Franklin suggest one does to "sacrifice?" Dumb me! I really thought he was going to say we need to read our Bible, fast, pray, do nice htings, be good people and so forth. NO, he said...and I am so disappointed in this....that if you send him a "sacrifice" of $77.00 you would reap the wonderful presence of God for your family.
Can I go throw up now?
Steve Went Looking for Grace
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