Dear Lord - this is NOT what God was saying in this scripture. He is not saying stand up for me against the world, that is ludicrous. Refusing to hate the world is not akin tucking tail and running. They portray a vindictive petty god who will damn you for not defending him. Ironic, considering he just claimed god never damns, right? Beloved, there were 26 sites filled with people who listened to this garbage collectively and hooted and hollered amen because they are like sheep without a shepherd. Chris Hodges seems nice enough and very folksy. I am sure he was just taught poorly himself but that is no excuse. He worships an idol, a false Christ. One that is weak and feckless and needs us to stick up for him. He butchered scripture after scripture and flat out lied about every single name change example he started the sermon with. He presented his false god as never damning anyone yet damned you out of the corner of his mouth if you do not say a prayer at the Cheesecake Factory before eating your BLT. This NAR dominionism is corrupting so many and leading them so far astray of the real Christ. The One who doesn't need us to defend Him. The One who implores us to turn the other cheek, obey our earthly authorities and leave room for His judgment and wrath. The One who said His kingdom is not of this earth. The One who is not monitoring our voting records or whether we say grace out loud before eating. The One who died for the very people the apostate dominionist church wants us to hate. Resist beloved. Mark and avoid Chris Hodges and anyone who preaches so horrifically and wants you to worship their feeble idols constructed so that they can be the creator instead of the created.
Reverend Anthony Wade - August 4, 2023