We can change our titles but won’t fix the problem. It does not matter the title we still have the scriptures that mention on being the husband of one wife to be an overseer. It has nothing to do with not getting a voice and keeping women down and being afraid of women as some have been screaming from the rooftops. It deals with who do we as a denomination follow. Do we follow the word of God as established for 5000 years or modern day theologians who bully with their education and try to rewrite the scriptures to spin what they feel is their enlightened view? And this all boils down to a group that want women to be leaders in church government to be equal with men, im sorry that goes against well established biblical doctrine, A position that is well established for over 2000 years and only recently been questioned. A position that God set up for HIS government, where man is the head and woman is helper. Where God is a MAN not a woman! And because popular culture says that’s wrong they say the church is wrong so it follows God is wrong and has to change! This has to stop, this takes up too much time during the GC and we can’t get to important decisions. The bitterness and rancor against those of us who sincerely disagree with this has to stop it gives open door to the devil to cause discord and hate. I can’t stand going to the GA anymore with the rude and outright disrespectful attitudes from brothers and sisters who you disagree with. Being mocked by pastors who don’t show Christian love. I’m sorry this went on so long but imo this has to be faced, NOW or it WILL destroy us.
Yesterday the unthinkable happened. Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia vetoed a bill that would have protected ministers from the homosexual lobby that wants to force us to perform gay weddings. The part that is disturbing is not that he had a disagreement he didn’t , he was bullied by money! He sold us out so not to loose movies and sports events. He says he’s a christian hmm I remember another supporter of Jesus until he was greedy and he too betrayed for money. The more things change the more they stay the same.
Bishop Jackson Plant
I am sitting here sitting in Maryland and I realized that as a new corner is turned in the season in time another one changes in the spirit. God has been so very very good to me ( apologies to Garret Morris and SNL) but he has and I am blown away how he can love one such as I. As I get older and I see life changing, I see that although I have come so far from where I was in June of 1997 I still have so far to go.
I can remember like it was yesterday, May 1997 I was lost, hurting done with church and the hypocrisy that I saw in it. Then God met me and nothing was the same. I felt the presence of God like I had never done before. I call myself a spiritual schizophrenic because I fight for what I don’t need and don’t know what I do need. I asked God for power to spread his word, anointing to take his word to the earth. I felt so new life never before. I so long for that again! So much has happened in the last 18 years. I am now retired from the military, married and getting ready to leave my dream job.
God I meant it when I said here I am Lord send me. And he did, I went to Japan, Austrailia, Iraq, UAE, Dubie, PI, Thailand, Maryland, Hawaii and now Texas. Just when you think you know what God wants he throws a kink in it. God told me to pack and move to Hawaii, one month after I got married. That was a fun and painful assignment. I learned so much about God and how to sit and listen and when to move and take authority. Then a new season.
I am looking forward to the new year and new challenges ahead. New and old friends. As I look ahead to my imminent move to Texas I anticipate what God will have me do. Start a church? Sit and just relax? All ahead Flank 3!
Bishop Jackson Plant
The bible warns us of watching for wolves and the dangers. What about the dangers from the inside? Well meaning ministers of the faith who have been decieved and are leading people astry.
What is Hyper Grace? (A)”The term hyper-grace has been used to describe a new wave of teaching that emphasizes the grace of God to the exclusion of other vital teachings such as repentance and confession of sin. Hyper-grace teachers maintain that all sin, past, present, and future, has already been forgiven, so there is no need for a believer to ever confess it. Hyper-grace teaching says that, when God looks at us, He sees only a holy and righteous people. The conclusion of hyper-grace teaching is that we are not bound by Jesus’ teaching, even as we are not under the Law; that believers are not responsible for their sin; and that anyone who disagrees is a pharisaical legalist. In short, hyper-grace teachers “pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality” (Jude 1:4) and flirt with antinomianism.
Jesus’ words to the seven churches in the book of Revelation strongly contradict the idea that Christians never need to repent. To the church at Ephesus, Jesus said, “Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place” (Revelation 2:4). Jesus rebukes five of the seven churches and demands repentance from them (Revelation 2:4, 6, 20; 3:3, 15–19). Far from believers being unaccountable for their sin, they must answer to Jesus for their disobedience (see also 2 Corinthians 5:10).
Preachers of hyper-grace doctrine discount the Old Testament and the Ten Commandments as irrelevant to New Testament believers. They even teach that Jesus’ words spoken before His resurrection are part of the Old Covenant and no longer applicable to born-again believers. But is this true?
In Mark 13:31, Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised that the Father would send the Holy Spirit who “will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:26). If Jesus’ words are no longer applicable to believers, why would we need to be reminded of them?
Hyper-grace teaching is a good example of mixing truth with error. An emphasis on the beauty and power of God’s grace is good, but some teachers are neglecting what Paul called the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). For example, it is true that Christians have been forgiven by God. But that doesn’t mean we never have to confess our sin. James 5:16 says, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” If we are to confess our sins to each other, why would we not need to confess them to God, since every sin is ultimately a sin against God (Psalm 51:4)?
Also, 1 John 1:9 gives clear instruction to believers about confessing sin. It begins with the word if: “If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” This is a cause/effect statement implying that we cannot have the second without the first. As blood-bought children of God, we do not continue to confess our sin in order to be saved from hell. We confess and repent in order to reestablish an intimate relationship with our Father. We are “positionally righteous” but “practically sinful.”
To counter this argument, hyper-grace preachers deny that John’s letters were written to believers. However, 1 John 2:1 begins with this: “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” John is clearly writing to believers whom he personally knew. He indicates that his believing friends may indeed sin, and that, when they do, they need to confess it.
Hyper-grace preachers also claim the Holy Spirit will never convict Christians of their sin. Mature Christians should recognize this fallacy right away. Every disciple of Christ has felt the overwhelming conviction of the Holy Spirit when he or she has sinned. Jesus calls the Holy Spirit “the Spirit of Truth” (John 15:26). Truth, by its very definition, will not tolerate anything false. When the Spirit of Truth abides in a believing heart (1 Corinthians 6:19), He brings conviction about anything that is not truth.
In summary, much of what the hyper-grace preachers teach is valid. We are indeed saved by grace, not our works (Ephesians 2:8–9). And God’s grace is marvelous, great, and free (1 Timothy 1:14). However, hyper-grace teaching is out of proportion to the rest of Scripture. Any time one doctrine is emphasized to the exclusion of the rest, we fall into error because we fail to “correctly handle” the Word (2 Timothy 2:15).
Jesus was full of both “grace and truth” (John 1:14). The two are in delicate balance, and a tip to either side can result in a false gospel. We must always compare any new teaching with the “whole counsel of God” and learn to disregard anything that veers even slightly from the truth (1 John 4:1).”
Wow! And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: How much clearer do we need to be? Please study and pray and be prepared to show the light of the word on these that are trapped in this lie.
God wants everyone to be saved and be with him, but to do this we have to recognize the need of his salvation, that is why this is so dangrous.
Bishop Jackson Plant
Footnotes: (A) God questions.org
- A different world:
HAWAII has its own time, schedule, speech bra. I was amazed at how relaxed and laid back here. A job that takes a day might take three. If the waves are good well sick day lol.
- The roads and drivers.
Let’s say I long for the beltway lol. One drop of rain and its Indy 500! But don’t forget the 35 mph in the left lane!!!! Grrrr😖
- The houses:
Single wall construction, no ac, roosters running around in the city. The cost, wow! I never thought I’d pay $600,000 for a house! And no ac! But the view!!!
I will miss that in Texas! But now I get to head back to the land of grits and sweet tea😆.
Bishop Jackson Plant
Well, we are the enemy now. Christians who stand on Gods word are labeled hate filled bigots! Gods word is called hate speech and we are marginilized and ridiculed for speaking against sin! Why didn’t anyone tell us this could happen? Wait Jesus did! We were told there would be wars and rumors of wars, natural disasters would get more and more. Men and women would reject natural order for their bodies. The love of many will run cold! All would hate us for His sake!
When you bring this up we are laughed at and ridiculed! Jesus also told us to look up our redemption draws near! We live in awesome times! We are seeing Revelation fulfilled before our eyes!
Keep strong! Call sin out, fight the good fight! Remember it’s Jesus fight not ours so pray for those who dispitefully use you.
Bishop Jackson Plant
Growing up I had asumed I knew what life would be like when I turned 51 the second half of my life. Wow I never thought I would make it this long. Satan had his chances long ago to remove me from this life. From birth, I was born in March 9, 1964 at 10:02 am. Two months early, I always have been the type to run where angels fear to tread. I weighed a massive 3lbs 5oz. wow, the doctors gave me less than 50% chance of living, but God! When I was in the Navy, I injured my shoulder in bootcamp so after a year of pain the doctor wanted to look. I had a simple scope procedure, it went great till it was time to start to wake me. They pulled the breathing tube from my throat and I was supposed to breath, however, I was not awake so my brain and lungs said breath but my throat said no so we had problems. I had a negitive pressure pulmanary edema wow what a mouthfull. Well they had to put the tube back so they had to paralyse me. Well that stopped everything, heart, lungs etc. Out comes the paddles you know the one…clear…zap!!! Well I came back after being dead for 4 minutes. One more time then I will move on, I was due to be ordained as a Bishop well the day came and I took my Mother with me to Pennsylvania. It was a snowy day, I was started to get off at my exit when I saw in the distace a truck pulling off the road and I saw why. It was a big dully bucket truck and he lost a wheel. I am going 60 to try to get out of the way, like a torpedo at my miada! It hit my front wheel and I went airborn 15 feet! I landed hard but I down shifted and kept control of the car. Pulled over and started shaking bad, looked at the car and did not look bad but later I learned how bad it was. We drove home in the rain very slowly. I put the car in the shop and they doubted me. Three weeks later I get the car back with apologies. He asked me how high I went to do the damage he thought 15 feet. God looked over me and my mother. Satan did not want me to get my Ordination that night, but I did and God gets the glory.
Now I have a great wife, job and dog lol. I am doing well, God has blessed me with all this and a ministry that I am just starting to walk in after 25 years. I am truly excited for the next 51 years, hmm I guess that truly makes me middle age now :). Blessings.
Bishop Jackson Plant
Kingdom Time Ministries
Wow Rob Bell I am glad your not a pastor after this load of stuff…Bell warned that if the church keeps resisting same-sex marriage it would “continue to be even more irrelevant.”
“I think culture is already there and the church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense, when you have in front of you flesh-and-blood people who are your brothers and sisters, and aunts and uncles, and co-workers and neighbors, and they love each other and just want to go through life,” he said.
“There are churches who are moving forward and there are churches who are almost regressing and making it more of a battle,” added his wife.
If me following Christ and not bowing to the world then let us be irrelevant! That’s called popularity!
Church is not called for popularity but to be hated! Church remember this. I’ll take being irrelevant over kissing Satans rear! Be strong end is soon! Be strong!
Bishop Jackson Plant
Friends there is new lie in Christianity but it really is not new.
Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Jas 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
Jas 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Jas 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
The following are signs of a hypergrace church: Joseph G. Mattera
1. The preachers never speak against sin.
If you are in a church like this, you will notice that the word sin is usually only mentioned in the context of forgiveness of sins in Christ but hardly ever in the context of taking a stand against sin, except of course when they condemn the sin of “legalists” and “Pharisees” who are the ministers they denigrate for preaching against sin.
2. The lead pastor never takes a cultural stand for righteousness.
When issues like abortion come up, these pastors will shy away from mentioning it because they are afraid of offending new people. I can understand this to a point. But I counter that we as ministers of Christ are obligated to at least mention our positions publicly so that we use it as a teaching moment for the sheep following us. Not saying anything about an issue like abortion is another way of condoning it!
3. The Old Testament is almost totally ignored.In these churches, the Old Testament is treated as only types and shadows for sermon illustrations but has no real value regarding our standard of living today. As I show in this article, my position is that the New Testament and Old Testament are organically connected, with the New building upon the Old, not eradicating it altogether!
4. People who live immoral lives are allowed to teach and lead ministries.
One pastor was telling me that sexual immorality and drunkenness is rampant in many evangelical churches—even amongst small group leaders and other leaders in local churches! This is because there is very little accountability.
5. The lead pastor speaks often against the institutional church.
Many hypergrace pastors constantly denounce churches that are conservative in their values because they believe those churches represent the “old school” that is no longer relevant to today’s culture.
6. The lead pastor preaches against tithing.
Although I believe tithing carried over into the New Testament, I believe it is more of a biblical principle that preceded the Law of Moses (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all tithed before Moses gave the Law), was taught by Jesus (Matt. 23) and was mentioned in other passages, like Hebrews 7.
These pastors denounce tithing as a law that was done away with in Christ.
7. The lead pastor only preaches positive motivational messages.
Those attending hypergrace churches only hear positive messages on health, wealth, prosperity, God’s love, God’s forgiveness and how to succeed in life. Although I also agree with and teach on these topics, we have to be careful to include in our preaching the whole counsel of God so that we feed the flock a balanced diet instead of just the sweetness of feel-good messages. We must do this so we are free from the blood of all men (Acts 20:26-27).
8. Key members of the church are regularly living sinful lives with impunity.
Those attending a hypergrace church will most likely find that, because of the strong emphasis on grace—with no teaching against sin or on repentance, judgment or hell—there is an atmosphere of loose living, with many involved in sexual immorality and drunkenness as well as other physical vices.
The reason for this is “the law is our schoolmaster that leads us to Christ” (Gal. 3:24) because through the (moral) law comes the knowledge of sin (Rom. 3:20). If the moral law of the Ten Commandments is not preached or alluded to, then in ignorance the people will live foolish lives and will be like the blind leading to blind because “where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law” (Prov. 28:18).
In conclusion, there are many other things I could mention regarding hypergrace churches and their preaching, like how it is one step away from universalism (the belief that all people will eventually be saved, whether they believe the gospel or not, e.g. Love Wins by Rob Bell) and liberalism, because an increasing amount of Scripture is eviscerated because it is culturally offensive (like husbands being the head of the house, views on homosexuality, etc.).
I believe antinomianism is a dangerous trend in evangelicalism and is something we need to lovingly take a stand against with our brothers and sisters who espouse it.
Wow! The reason rat poison works is the small amount of poison and all the sugar that makes it taste good! Pastors wake up! Read what the bible says not what some minister with impressive titles and letters. It means nothing! Your sleeping and taking others with you!!!
Bishop Jackson Plant
Kingdom Time Ministries
I love the quote grace is the key to overcome sin not an excuse to keep walking in it! People QUIT sugar coating the message! It is not pc to call sin sin, well as long as I live I will! If you are offended turn the channel! I can love someone while they are sinning but does not mean I accept it or APPROVED of it! So don’t try to use grace to justify your iniquity! Don’t stand in middle of road, you are either a follower of Jesus or yourself. Pick a side. None of the church fathers walked up to a person in sin and said oh your fine your a work in progress let’s not point out their sins they will be ok. No they called the sin out and healed them and cast out the demons! Used grace to overcome the world not changed for the world. People don’t forget Jesus said all these things plus greater works we will do! Satan is afraid of you and your prayers so quit making excuses! Love you