I remove all hyperlinks because I do not wish to promote more heresy. It is a shame that in Shane's attempts to not be a Pharisee he has become a heretic. The reason why the NAR slips into these discussions is because Shane is neck-deep in NAR theology, specifically dominionism. The "additional resources" are all you need to know about what perspective Shane Idleman approaches this from. He claims to know little about the NAR so he turns to Dr. Michael Brown who once tried to pretend the NAR did not actually exist. Brown is the biggest gatekeeper for NAR adherents. This includes the whitewashing-softball interview he granted to Bill Johnson. This was not an interview but rather an infomercial for Bill to pretend ignorance on all the controversies he caused. Brown would ask him if he believes in grave sucking for example and Johnson would say, no. Brown would gush, "well I am glad we cleared that up!"
As for the subject at hand, worship is supposed to be us not only connecting with God but doing so in a way that actually worships Him. That reverences Him. Singing about our inheritance for example is worshipping us, not God. Singing how great we are that God would call us friend, is not worshipping God. Singing how much He loves us, is not worshipping Him. Aside from theological underpinnings however we want to always be mindful of what direction we point our brothers and sisters to. Singing Elevation tacitly endorses Steven Furtick. Singing Hillsong endorses Brian Houston. God's love is not reckless. This article however, that seeks to split the bill by sounding reasonable while condoning absolutely heretical worship outfits and their churches? That is completely reckless.
Reverend Anthony Wade - June 12, 2021