Famous Trinity-denier TD Jakes has been getting an awful lot of love lately, with a raft of Christian people and organizations cuddling up to the money-loving Modalist. For years he was even loved by LifeWay before they quietly stopped carrying his books, the result of a barrage of negative attention and cage-rattling from us back when we were Pulpit and Pen. [Editor’s note: Apparently us “15 angry Calvinists” are a formidable force!]
And why wouldn’t we? T. D. Jakes has gone on record as saying he doesn’t believe that Jesus is the second person of the Trinity, but rather is just a “manifestation” of God. In fact, even now his church website reads, “There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three manifestations: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
Despite denying a fundamental, primary doctrine of the Christian faith, T. D. Jakes is widely accepted within Christendom and nowhere more than by Elevation Church’s Steven Furtick, who speaks of him in a way reminiscent of a 12-year-old schoolgirl whose crush just asked her to the prom, gushing praise and affection for an enemy of the church who is leading his congregants to hell.
Naturally, they preach at each other’s churches and attend each other’s conferences – even one that costs $1000 to attend. In this case, Jakes uploaded a video on April 21 featuring a conversation between him and Furtick discussing his new book Don’t Drop the Mic, which was also recently promoted on Charisma News.
Speaking to the audience, Furtick goes on to explain that the Bishop is quoted so often and frequently in his house that his 16-year-old son started believing that his words were bible verses and that Jakes’ snippets were actually scripture. He recounts:
How many have ever listened to Bishop Jakes’ preaching and you’re like, ‘Does he have the same bible that I have?’
I was going to tell you this. So my oldest, Elijah, the other day…we’re on the porch and I quoted a Bishop quote to him. And I said, ‘you know well bishop always says, “badadadada naadada,”‘ one of these little parables that you spit out. You know, just this beautiful, uh, beautiful…beautifully crafted thing right? And he goes, ‘Oh, that’s Bishop? I always thought that was a bible verse.’
[What] I’m saying to you is, you are so loved in the Futick home, that my kids think you wrote parts of the bible that aren’t in the bible, that how much you mean to us.
h/t to Doctrinal Watchdog for the video.
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