Remember Perry Noble was invited to The Elephant Room discussions with Greg Laurie, Furtick and others. This guy is an obvious deceiver. What amazes me is that anyone of any sense would sit there listening to this man berate people over their music tastes, perhaps some discernment is happening or the older folks are tired of having their eardrums blasted out from "Christian" rock. He insults the members who avoid the music part of the services. The worse is telling them they are not allowed to leave the church service even to go the bathroom claiming "distraction". Visions of control freak EST cult types who used to not let their participants use the bathroom for hours come up to my head. What is scary to me is the laughter when he puts down people using low class language who don't embrace all the church's music. Then he tells parents they can't take their kids to services. Of course many churches do Sunday School during services, but he tells them they are not allowed at all.
One thing with false preachers is they do think very highly of themselves and become control freaks.You see it time and time again, they are so so arrogant and narcissistic. I remember witnessing a control freak pastor in the local fundamentalist church [the only one for miles] and walking out. This man was literally yelling at the people in the pews. If a pastor has no respect or love for fellow Christians, then there is no reason to be there. Oppressive rule freaks, run from them. One blogger writes:
"It ain’t easy being a member these days at NewSpring Church pastored by Perry Noble – the rules, the regulations, the sheep beatings, the curses.
According to Perry Noble, you “officially suck as a human being” if you express to Perry that you are purposely late to church because you like his preaching but don’t care for the music style.
NewSpring members need to be careful that their church doesn’t begin to fall into the category of a cult. Cults often begin by having a very demanding, charismatic leader, they will require conformity with rigid extra-biblical rules, they will devalue outsiders and non-conformists, and they will suppress dissent.
You see all four of these beginning to emerge at NewSpring. Not saying they are a cult, but when the charismatic leader starts telling people that :
- they can’t come back into the auditorium after the sermon starts even if they leave to tend to a child or go to the bathroom;
- that you suck as a human being if you disagree with the pastor over music styles;
- you are not allowed to designate how your donations are spent;
- you must give 10% of your income to the church un-designated or God will curse you;
- parents cannot bring children younger than 12 years of age into the church services;
- you must show up to church on time or you can’t get into the church service;
…then you better begin to get concerned."
I'm concerned about those who sit there and accept this stuff day after day too.