From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." -- Matthew 4: 17 (ESV)
These are the first recorded words of the ministry of Jesus Christ. Not I am here to love you. Not I am here to be your buddy. Not anything the peddlers of NAR sloppy agape would have you believe. One such false teacher we often review here is Darren Wilson. Darren is a filmmaker who makes heretical films about God. He is a strong adherent of the lovey-dovey Christianity that scratches itching ears so well in these end days. These days he is hawking his new television series, "Questions with God." First season is only 30 bucks. Thirty dollars to have Darren Wilson pose set up questions designed to excuse the heretical theology found in his movies. This week his blog subject is "Why Preaching Judgment Is Wrong." Let us reason together and see into the depraved heart and mind of someone the Bible warns us so strongly about.
"In episode 10 of my new series, Questions With God, I ask the question, "What is the best way to preach the gospel?" (See attached video for a free clip) I was faced with this question while on tour with my movie, Holy Ghost Reborn. We were in Nashville for a showing at Rocketown, and I was sitting in the green room waiting for showtime when some friends came in and told me there were picketers outside. Well that sounded exciting! I've never had picketers before, so I decided to go meet them. I walked outside and immediately heard them on the other side of the building. They were on their blowhorn and were shouting at everyone standing in line waiting go get in. They had signs announcing the fires of hell as well as pictures of aborted fetuses (there must be a picketer kit available, so you can have all your bases covered no matter what you're picketing), and they were just causing all kinds of angst for the people still in line. -- Darren Wilson
Now to be honest, the premise seems made up to me. Why would anyone picket people wanting to see the silly Holy Ghost Reborn movie? It is important to understand the set up here. Wilson wants to create the impression that there are essentially two ways to preach the Gospel. One is with judgment and the other is with love. This of course is a false dichotomy and forced choice. The reality is that God is both love and judgment. Preaching either one without the other is presenting a false gospel. Judgment without love is cruel but love without judgment is worse. Because while neither can save you, one lies to you that you are already saved when you are not. Wait a minute preacher! Are you saying Jesus did not come to bring love? No beloved, Jesus said that Himself:
Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. -- Matthew 10: 34-39 (ESV)
Nevertheless, Wilson needs the judgment preachers to be the foil in this scenario because he wants to sell his brand of unbiblical, experiential Christianity. Pictures of aborted fetuses and fires announcing the fires of hell notwithstanding, Darren Wilson has set the premise and now moves into the meat of his attack:
'So I walked up to the guy on the blowhorn and extended my hand. "Hi, I'm Darren." He looked at me, then down at my hand, then back at me. His smile was not friendly. And he wouldn't shake my hand. "I know who you are. You're lying to people." I was genuinely curious about this accusation, so I took the bait. "How am I lying to them?" I asked. "You're not telling them that unless they turn from their sins they're going to burn in hell."' -- Darren Wilson
Now I do not want us to miss this subtle and nuanced point. Even within this false story, Darren has stumbled across the truth. This alleged bullhorn person is correct. Darren Wilson does not tell people the truth. He lies for a living. Now he tries valiantly to make the protestor seem like the devil and himself to be so reasonable but do not get lost in the character development forest that you lose sight of the point. Darren Wilson does not tell the entire Gospel. He purposefully avoids discussions of hell and repentance, as does everyone he associates with. Not only is this fact not in dispute but Wilson admits it in the very title of this article! Now with the set up out of the way, Wilson presents his beliefs and we should be aware and mark him as such: