Textbook Manipulation From The Pulpit By Jon Courson
They ignore it…except for messages meant to make those who have done the exposing the real sinners.
Neither Ben or Jon Courson have answered the allegations of moral failure that have been made public.
Instead, new Applegate Christian Fellowship lead pastor Alex Heater has preached pointedly against those who would “come against the church”for a couple of weeks.
This week neither Heater nor Courson is teaching, but the substitute teacher is preaching…on the Rapture.
When in trouble, break this glass and point to the sky…
Jon Courson added this “postcard” yesterday.
Courson here is in full “PapaJon” mode and he’s trying to shape the churches response to the allegations without addressing them specifically.
In amazing Scripture twisting accompanied by outbursts of laughter (that reminded me of The Joker) Courson compares those who won’t “receive others as Christ received us” to Pharisees.
They are also “grumpy bears” or “grizzly bears” and in short, people you don’t want to be like.
The not so hidden meaning to this is that instead of questioning those who have been accused of moral failure, you just love them and let the Lord sort it out…and keep those tithes and offerings coming.
Don’t worry about people being “qualified”…even though the Scriptures are clear that there are qualifications to being in church leadership and specific ways that the church is to deal with those in unconfessed sin.
This is textbook manipulation of the flock…meant to demonize the victims and whistleblowers and keep the abusers in power.
It usually works…