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Darren Wilson -- Jumping the Shark, Beating it Unconscious and Burying it Alive

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There it is beloved. The "religion is a dirty word" card. By unbending he means Christians who refuse to compromise the Bible on the altar of Darren Wilson's "creativity." Religion does not strive to limit things Darren -- it simply refuses to let you hijack how God has instructed us to behave. The key verse is an excellent example. It comes from an entire chapter where Paul outlines the orderly fashion of church service. At one point God declares that He is a God of order, not creativity. In fact, there is zero mention of creativity at all! God does not ask us to take risks for Him. He is fully aware of how wickedly deceitful our hearts are. He has given us very specific instructions for a reason. In the key verse God reminds us if everyone just started speaking in tongues then unbelievers will think we are crazy. There are reasons why God prescribes things to be a certain way beloved. Realize too that this is just another example of usurping the role of God for ourselves. The true power of Almighty God is not found in our creativity but in His Gospel. No one is set free by our unique way of "doing church" or "doing life." In fact, most of the creative schemes of man will only serve to distract the unsaved from the one thing that could save them and that is the Gospel. Wilson concludes:

"I think the application of the creative to the church/worship experience is a much bigger discussion than we can possibly touch on here, but I do want to encourage everyone reading this to examine their own faith walk and, in whatever measure you feel comfortable, begin to step out and stretch your spiritual journey with creativity in mind. Do you always read the Bible a certain way? Do you feel like God only speaks to you in a specific way? Do you only listen to a certain style of worship music? Have you ever thought about approaching your spiritual disciplines in a more unique, novel way? God is not only creative, He may very well be creativity itself. His spirit is a profoundly creative thing, and He longs to meet you in whatever way you approach Him. In fact, I'm becoming more convinced that He takes delight in delighting us, and when He meets us in creative ways, it is always a wondrous, joyous thing. One of the most profound moments of my spiritual life was caught on film and is included in one of the episodes of Adventures With God, and it all centered around God using two dogs in the most astounding, creative way. Neither story made any of my films (thankfully, that's what TV shows are for), but sometimes the biggest events in our spiritual lives aren't meant to be lived out on giant screens and in technicolor. Instead, they're best suited for quiet moments of realization, when the understanding of His sovereignty hits you like a slow train, and all you can do is smile, laugh and remind Him (and yourself) once again how amazing He truly is." -- Darren Wilson

Like any good shill, Wilson always beings it back to the product he is hawking. Never lose sight that whenever he takes pen to paper these days Darren Wilson is desperately trying to sell you something. Season one of "Questions with God" will only set you back 30 bucks. That is a small price to pay for the vast creative experience of Darren Wilson. To be so creative as to develop a television series just to prop up all of the other lies you have already told about God? That's Da-Vinci-esque in its creativity. To center one of those episodes entirely on a made up reason why God used the word "created" fifth in the Bible? Even Leonardo would bow down to that level of creativity.

Beloved, Darren Wilson started by asking why God would use other creative means to speak to us when we already have the Bible and the answer is He wouldn't. Yes His creation speaks to us and certainly if He wanted to He could speak audibly to us. He speaks to us in prayer as well. These are all means however that compliment the Bible. They go along with the Bible. They agree with the Bible. The creative means Wilson is referring to is in lieu of scripture. The last time I wrote about Wilson and these similar themes I received an email where I was reprimanded to"take God out of the box I placed Him in." That box however is the safe confines of scripture and He placed Himself in it. It protects us from our own lying hearts and fleshly desires. It projects us from wolves like Darren Wilson peddling a false gospel to make merchandise of the sheep. Jumping the shark, beating it unconscious and burying it alive in the name of carnal creativity disguised as doctrine.

Reverend Anthony Wade -- August 27, 2017

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