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Are these the sign of the times?

steve-wuThe pastor of Willow Creek Chicago — the city campus of the evangelical mega-church Willow Creek Community Church — has resigned and admitted to “sexual impurity,” a church spokesman said. The pastor, Rev. Steve Wu, could not be reached, and the church would not specify what took place just a statement Tuesday by church officials admitting to “sexual impurity”

Wu, 43, began pastoring Willow Chicago in 2006. It was the fifth campus of Willow Creek Community Church – the fourth largest mega-church in the country with 22,500 attendees, according to Outreach magazine’s 2008 list. The mega-church, founded by the Rev Bill Hybels, currently has six locations throughout Illinois.

The church also stated that he may go through a “restoration process”. I wonder if this will be like the one Ted Haggard went through, which we all know, has made him realize that his sexuality is a “complicated” one. 

I wrote about this before, there is nothing good about a church that is said to be a “mega-church”. What those types of church come down to is BUSINESS and MONEY. In due time, the true colors come out and they fall hard.


{February 1, 2009}   Another Megachurch Crumbling

243198580_ad22e804e4_mDo you think a ‘megachurch’ has the ‘holy spirit’ over it? If you google ‘megachurch’ you will get the following names: New Life Church (Ted Haggard founded that one), Lakewood Church (Victoria Osteen has had judicial issues flying), Cornerstone Church (google Rev. John C. Hagee), you get the picture.

These churches are elaborate. They have over 2,000 members in their flock and their pastors are usually very well known and involved in politics. Money is a big thing with these churches. One such church, the Crystal Cathedral, is suffering with exactly that: money. USA Today is reporting:

Once one of the nation’s most popular televangelists, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller is watching his life’s work crumble.

The paper is quoting a follower as saying: “They have not been forthcoming at all,” said John Dewart, an insurance agent from New Jersey who’s watched for 30 years. “Why can’t a father and son work together for the glory of God? That’s my big question.” It seems like father and son are not seeing things eye to eye. You see, the Schullers consider the church a family business and the younger Schuller was appointed in 2006 as the head pastor and now has abruptly resigned. The article states their revenue has dropped $5 million dollars. Imagine that for family business.

So, the question is, where is the glory to God? Is it in these ‘megachurch’ that have leaders running to give inauguration prayers?

Obviously no ‘megachurch’ is working towards the glory to God, they work to glorify themselves. To put money in their pockets and to feel powerful. That is it. They wear expensive suits, own expensive homes and several at that, and even own their own jets. Looking at all that, does anyone think Christ would live like that?

It is ironic that these men state they are followers of Christ, but act like Pharisees.ph2009013102180

{December 31, 2008}   Bye-Bye 2008

What a RELIGIOUS year. I will review the stuff that stood out FOR ME:






LDS $25million to YES on 8


Religion: “If you are a religious person, you understand that once religion takes hold in a society it can’t be stopped.”

Again, religion is a choice, but according to the religious right or zealots, it isn’t. They want to take away choices that every American should have a right to have. CHOICE, why want to take that away from someone? The taliban runs their country like an iron fist. Women do not have a say or a choice. Men don’t have a choice. Children do not have a choice. Is this what Christians want for the U.S.A? Remember, your actions will spurn hatred from a lot of people towards you…meaning, you want to take the rights of people away, based upon a choice that you made, people will react against you.

Christians tend to forget this:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22)

When they try to overcome a Nation with their beliefs and their views they do not demonstrate any of the “FRUIT OF THE SPIRITS”.

Hopefully 2009 things will change, although, I don’t know.

{December 28, 2008}   The Fallen Angels

Remember Jim Baker? Jimmy Swaggart? Ted Haggard? They were known as powerful Evangelicals. They constantly preached against that of which they were practicing on the side, leading a double life. Religion, is it about making money or power? It isn’t about teaching about the bible, because if it was then Christ would really be in their hearts.

In the same way, on the outside you look righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.-Matthew 23:28

et cetera