Video found at the Ephesians 5:11 blog.
I don't know about this odd "anointing", yes there are biblical uses for oil and praying in the New Testament but part of me found this show about Calvary Chapel saying later, "Don't touch the Lord's Anointed"! Brian Broderson who is the now deceased Chuck Smith's son-in-law has now been chosen to be the Senior Pastor or new "MOSES' for Calvary Chapel. Ever notice how many of these pastorships are passed on via nepotism or "family lines"?
Can anyone tell me what the man says in the audience, when the guy at the podium says, "That is not up for discussion?" Looks like there is a little bit of dissent out there in the audience.
Brian Brodersen as we all know is a full-blown ecumenist. He will deny this of course but then Calvary Chapel has passed itself off falsely as a bible-believing church when I believe it was a set-up from the start.
Brian Brodersen wrote this a few years ago about the Catholic inspired movie, "The Passion of Christ".
"One of the most recent examples of Christians squabbling over non-essentials centers around the movie, The Passion of the Christ. Some Evangelical leaders have spoken out against it because of Mel Gibson’s Roman Catholicism. Some have been upset that the movie contains unscriptural material. Others have been offended that Roman Catholic ideas have been interjected into the story line. Well, all I can say is this: after 30 years of Jesus being intentionally kept out of the public’s view by our cultural leaders, through a Catholic producer and a Catholic actor, He’s suddenly back in the spotlight, crucified and risen again! I think that is something we all ought to be united over! "One sentence should creep you out there, "He's suddenly back in the spotlight, crucified and risen again!" You mean like the Catholic mass, where they "re-present" Christ's sacrifice over and over? In other words right here Brian Broderson has written for people to UNITE with Catholics over that horrible movie! Then he says...
"Let’s not give the world another chance to dismiss our message over petty squabbling. We need to demonstrate that we’re not against each other and that we can hold different views and still recognize the validity of one another’s experience with Christ. We are called to walk in such a way that even when we disagree, the power and love of Christ is greater than our disagreements" I can think of a scripture here..."Here is the old link to these quotes.....http://www.calvarymagazine.org/Pastor_Brian/Pastor_Brian_19.pdf
I can't tell if the article was removed but it's possible. I could not find the old link I saw it at, and Brodersen's usual magazine article, isn't listed as available on issue 19. Brian Brodersen obviously isn't the type of man who is going to warn people that the Roman Catholic church is the harlot and a false church of Satan. In other words he is not going to tell anyone the truth.
We know the Catholic-Jesuit-Knights of Malta links that have become so apparent with Calvary Chapel. Their new leader who is the son-in-law to the now deceased Chuck Smith will not disappoint.
I found this too, Luis Paulu is a total ecumenist and here Brodersen is posting his article about Pope Francis reaching out to evangelicals on his Twitter account. You know the same one who has told us atheists are going to go to heaven too?
This is an article where Paulau praises the Pope as a personal friend. Does Brodersen consider the Pope a would-be friend too instead of an enemy of the gospel? What do you think? Some quotes from this article that Brodersen likes...
"You count the pope as a personal friend. What can you tell me about his character—as a man, and a Christian, not just as a Cardinal? You know he knew God the father personally. The way he prayed, the way he talked to the Lord, was of a man who knows Jesus Christ and was very spiritually intimate with the Lord. It's not an effort [for him] to pray. He didn't do reading prayers; he just prayed to the Lord spontaneously. It is a sign that good things will happen worldwide in the years of his papal work."
"What can you tell me about Bergoglio's leadership style? He's a very Bible-centered man, a very Jesus Christ-centered man. He's more spiritual than he is administrative, although he's going to have to exercise his administrative skills now! But personally, he is more known for his personal love for Christ. He's really centered on Jesus and the Gospel, the pure Gospel."Now before you say Brodersen just wrote the article is "interesting", remember Luis Palau is invited by Calvary Chapel churches as a speaker, and is supported by them.
Brodersen still writes and warns about those pesky Emergents...such as Rob Bell, but he couldn't figure out the real deal regarding the Passion. Of course too there is the usual warnings about Islam, and Marxists that are common in the evangelical world.
Twitter is always an interesting place where you can see the thoughts of these pastors. Isn't this the typical message of the false unity types? Biblical separation is written off as "boycotting everyone else" where have I heard that before? From plenty of false pastors.
Praise for Jesuit trained Norman Geisler is all over the place too, he is invited to speak at the next Veritas conference as well as praise for CS Lewis. They all praise proto-Catholic CS Lewis. It's pretty much a given.
There's a reason Brodersen stood right by Rick Warren.....
Billy Graham is another false leader that Brodersen admires and respects. So much of the false apostate evangelical church revolves around Billy Graham, if your pastor admires him, flee that church!
Brodersen wrote this "My Visit to the Billy Graham Center" His praise for Billy Graham is exuberant, this too is a commonality with false ecumenical pastors, Billy Graham being a point they all revolve around:
" In all of these ways Billy has been an extraordinary example of a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Of course, his has been a unique calling, yet we all have our own unique callings in our service to Christ. Billy has been faithful to his calling; let us be faithful to ours. As we left the museum that day I turned to Cheryl and said, "If all Christians were like Billy Graham, the world would be a different place.” She agreed."
All of these false pastors are so much alike.
Brian Brodersen can now advance the ecumenical message and false unity openly and without reservation:
"When evaluating other ministries and church leaders, we should not be questioning whether they are Baptist or Pentecostal or Presbyterian or Anglican or Charismatic or Methodist or Calvary Chapel or Purpose-Driven or Seeker Sensitive or whatever other network or category there might be.
Here are the issues we should be concerned about: Do they believe in One God who is Triune in nature: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Do they believe that God the Son was born of a virgin and took upon Himself human nature for the primary purpose of dying in the place of sinners, that He did die in our stead and through that death provided our redemption, that He then bodily rose again from the dead the third day? Do they believe that He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father and He will come again in glory to establish God’s everlasting kingdom? Do they teach that no one can be saved apart from personal faith in Him, that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, eternal Word of God, without error in all that it teaches and the final authority for faith and practice among Christians? Anyone who believes these things is your brother or sister and a member of God’s family and beloved by the Father, regardless of whatever other banner he or she might rally under. So to criticize, judge, and slander them is to grieve the Holy Spirit, promote division (which God hates, see Proverbs 6:19), and detract from the witness of the church. This kind of behavior blinds people to the love of God and the power of the gospel.