Darren Wilson is pimping his new television series and revealing how deep his heresy runs...part one
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:
"And right there, we found our impasse. Keep in mind the gulf between us isn't found in our theology--I wholeheartedly agree that Jesus is the only way to the Father, and if you don't follow Him you will spend eternity apart from Him, which, fires or not, will be a true hell. No, where we parted ways was in which approach we were choosing to introduce people to Jesus. He wanted to talk about consequences. I prefer to talk about acceptance. He wanted me to start using fear as a ministry tool, whereas I much prefer to use love." -- Darren Wilson
There is a lot to unpack here. The first point is that this is precisely an issue of theology. This is a matter of what we do and do not believe. Darren Wilson thinks you can "introduce someone" to Jesus apart from His Gospel. You cannot. The second point is that Darren believes in the false theology that hell is merely being separated from God and seems to throw some shade at the notion of the fires of hell. Yes it is true that you will be separated from God but that waters it down, strips out the fire and brimstone that the Bible makes plain will be present. This is not an approach issue but let us examine the four characteristics he lists. The first two are consequences and acceptance. This may come as a shock to Darren Wilson but there is no acceptance without consequences. The first word from the mouth of Jesus was repent! This sums up the complete theological disconnect from Darren Wilson. He believes you can evangelize people by telling them how much they are accepted by God when God has absolutely not accepted them. Repentance, which Wilson has disguised here as consequences, is necessary before God accepts you.
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. -- Acts 3: 19-21 (ESV)
What is first? Acceptance or repentance? This is the false jesus that Wilson peddles. The one who accepts you without any change. The second set of two words is fear and love. Here Wilson is trying to be cute. The word is not fear -- it is truth. Judgment preachers are not selling fear beloved. They are in fact selling love. This is the point that Wilson never gets because he has confused his carnal views on love with God's agape love. It is because God so LOVED the world that He sent His only Son to die for our sins. You cannot separate out repentance from love. If Darren Wilson truly loved you he would tell you the truth. If Jesus Christ came back today preaching His Gospel, Wilson would throw Him out of his church and accuse Him of legalism! Wilson continues:
"My life was forever changed when I met Jesus face to face. It's not something I have ever shared publicly, and I don't know if I ever will to be honest. It was a moment between us, and some moments are so precious and so intimate that to invite others into them almost seems inappropriate. But while the details of that encounter will remain private for the time being, I can tell you one part of it. At one point, Jesus took my face and turned it to His. When I looked directly into the eyes of Jesus for the first time in my life, I did not see anger. I did not see wrath. I didn't see judgment or even an ounce of frustration. All I saw was love. Endless, rolling hills of love. You guys, it's all He is--pure, spotless love." -- Darren Wilson
Wow. It's all He is? Really Darren? I will not even get into the overtly sexual nature of this alleged encounter. Wilson sounds like he is writing a Harlequin Romance Novel. He took my face and turned it to his and I saw rolling hills of endless love"ugh. You have to understand that this paragraph is from the playbook of false teachers, especially in the NAR. It is called direct revelation. Since they know so little of what they believe is defensible through the Bible they add onto the Word by claiming God spoke to them directly. Kim Walker-Smith claims she had a latte with Father God in the throne room. Joseph Prince claims every sermon is given to him directly from God. All of the false prophets claim direct downloads and fresh words from the Lord. Darren Wilson has this half story without any details about a soap opera moment where all he could see was love so therefore he knows it is true! Except it is not. God does not violate His Word -- period. Jesus taught repentance Darren. He taught judgment. He taught about heaven and hell. Do you know why Darren? Because He so loved everyone that He did not want to omit any truth. Mercifully, Wilson concludes:
"What's the best way to preach the gospel? I'm beginning to think that may be the wrong question. That question implies that there are different versions of the gospel, when in fact there is only one. Jesus loves you. Jesus died for you. Jesus wants to change you, make you into the person you were always intended to be. To focus on what's coming is to miss the point entirely. Jesus isn't fire insurance for some future event. He is now. He is present in your circumstances and your life right here. When asked to describe Himself in Exodus 3:14, God's answer was telling. I Am. He is indeed" -- Darren Wilson
Wow again. I must be honest with you beloved. When you see such stark heresy being openly taught as the Gospel it is staggering. The beginning of the Gospel is indeed that God loves you. So much so, He did not want you to suffer eternally for your sins. So He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place. Wilson left out the fact that He rose on the third day. Without the resurrection there is no Gospel. The rest of Darren Wilson's false gospel tells you all you need to know. Jesus does not want to change you and make you into the person you were always meant to be. That is Purpose Driven NAR theology 101. It is true that we are to be transformed and God desires us to become more Christlike but that is in direct response to our repentance! The transformation is because we view sin differently!
Think about how dangerously wrong this notion is. That focusing on what is to come is to miss the point entirely? No, no, a thousand times no Darren. You keep missing the point. The Gospel is not about this world. It is about His kingdom. The reason why God sent Christ was because we were dead in our trespasses and facing an eternity separated from God in suffering. That is why the first word Jesus utters in ministry is repent, not love. For Darren Wilson the Gospel is all about THIS life:
1. He wants to change you for this life
2. He wants to make you into the person you were meant to be in this life
3. He is now
4. He is present in your circumstances now
5. He is present in your life now
This is so narcissistically based it is pathetic. That is because to Darren Wilson the Gospel is all about me and my life now. No beloved. The Gospel is all about Him. He wants to change you to be more like Him. He wants to transform you into His image. Why? So we can have our best life now? No! So that people can see Christ in us and more might be saved before it is too late. Is He present in our lives and circumstances? Sure but the reason is for the sake of the Gospel. It is so as many who might be saved are. Not for Darren Wilson though. For him everything is about this life. Jesus saved him for this world and this life. So much so that he cannot even use Scripture correctly to try and prove his point. Let us turn to commentary for the "I am verse Wilson misuses:
"And God said unto Moses, I am that I am,.... This signifies the real being of God, his self-existence, and that he is the Being of beings; as also it denotes his eternity and immutability, and his constancy and faithfulness in fulfilling his promises, for it includes all time, past, present, and to come; and the sense is, not only I am what I am at present, but I am what I have been, and I am what I shall be, and shall be what I am." -- Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
It denotes His eternity! Beloved, there is this life and the life that is to come. In this life we are but pilgrims and sojourners. Our citizenship is in heaven alone. God so loved the world He sent Christ to die for our sins so that we would not be held liable eternally. There is a word for that -- judgment. That is the actual essence of agape love. Not this carnal, lustful, sham presented by Darren Wilson. God just loves you and accepts you and don't worry about all those fire and brimstone guys! They just need a deeper revelation of the spirit. Again, ugh. Darren Wilson started this by asking a question he cannot answer -- what is the best way to preach the Gospel? Allow me to answer it then according to the word of God. What is the best way to preach the Gospel?
Preach all of it.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- August 31, 2017
Credentialed Minister of the Gospel for the Assemblies of God. Owner and founder of 828 ministries. Vice President for Goodwill Industries. Always remember that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.