For what it may be worth, Apprising Ministries has previously informed you that Chandler, Stetzer and Shirer are associated with the Southern Baptist Convention:


You may recall the other day I told you that Dr. Michael Brown Defends Word Faith Heretic Benny Hinn and his own appearance on Hinn’s TV program.

While discussing this in his Michael Brown, Benny Hinn and my Break-Dancing Dog over at The Cripplegate Lyndon Unger offered the following salient commentary.

I’d say, if you change Dr. Brown to Matt Chandler, Ed Stetzer, and Priscilla Shirer, and then Benny Hinn to the haven of heretics known as TBN, his words are still applicable.

Unger begins his commentary by sharing in bold a classic argument used by those appearing with heretical teachers; or in this particular case, sharing a platform with them.

For you see, the Praise the Lord program is the very heart and soul of TBN aka the Trinity Blasphemy Network :

1.  Why shouldn’t I reach his audience with gospel truth for five days, even if it means some people will be upset with me?

– Well, because if Benny Hinn is a false teacher, and there’s no doubt about that:

(a) the Bible explicitly forbids it in places like 2 Timothy 2:16-19 (the charge of avoiding the irreverent babble that leads people into ungodliness/upsets their faith comes with 2 names, insinuating that the way to avoid irreverent babble is to avoid the irreverent babblers, a suggestion further implied by the quote to depart from iniquity in vs. 19) and 2 Timothy 3:5 (which is set in 3:1-9 for those who will inevitably complain).

(b) It’s insinuated in passages like 1 Timothy 1:18-20 (i.e. if Benny Hinn makes a shipwreck of people’s faith, promoting or giving credibility to Benny Hinn is tantamount to aiding and abetting Satan), 2 Peter 2:2-319-22 (i.e. if Benny Hinn promotes blasphemy or enslaves people to a false gospel that only increases their damnation, promoting or giving credibility to Benny Hinn is tantamount to aiding and abetting Satan), or Titus 1:19-11 (The job of an elder in the church is, according to 1:11, to literally “muzzle” false teachers; to not give them any voice or platform because they destroy families.  This basically renders null and void much of the positive defending of the family Dr. Brown does with his excellent work against the homosexual agenda.  Who cares if Dr. Brown stops the proponents of the anti-family homosexual agenda from destroying the family if he then sends families over to Benny Hinn in to finish what those proponents started?). (source)

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