SBC’s Floyd: Doctrine of Unity Demands Decree Against Dissenters

Ronnie Floyd, Lecrae, and Hillsong Unite with the Pope at Monumental "Together 2016" Gathering

by Brandon Hines, June 8, 2016

As has been thoroughly covered elsewhere, the Together 2016 is hosting many theologically questionable people whom are widely popular with evangelicals.  This rogue’s gallery includes Hillsong UNITED, Christine Caine, Kari Jobe, Kirk Franklin, the rapper “who happens to be Christian,” Lecrae, SBC President, Ronnie Floyd, Josh McDowell, Tedashii, Trip Lee, “God’s lover” Ann Voskamp, Matthew West, and Roman Catholic musician Matt Maher. It has to the attention of the Pulpit & Pen that Matt Maher won’t be the only Roman Catholic featured at this event. Pope Francis has added himself to the lineup,  stating that he will speak to the audience via video. Founder of PULSE, Nick Hall, who helped organize the event, said,

We are humbled and honored by his involvement and eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016…That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world.


Many of the people in the lineup have already demonstrated a lack of Christian commons sense.  For example Kirk Franklin helped write a profane gospel album with Kanye West and Ravi Zacharias gave a evangelically weak lecture sat the Mormon Tabernacle and often speaks with Christian figures of ill-repute such as Christine Caine.  Now Zacharias, West, and their compatriots will engage in a partnership with the Pope of Rome himself.  This isn’t a mere demonstration of a lack of common sense.  This is a flouting of biblical admonition.


Sadly, inappropriate partnerships are nothing new for Southern Baptist President, Ronnie Floyd.  In 2015, Floyd spoke at the ecumenical IHOP OneThing Gathering, hosted by NAR luminary, Mike Bickle.  Floyd made it clear that he believed the doctrinal differences between he and Bickle were minimal. He has taken a similar and more concerning position with regard to the Together 2016 gathering.  In a letter he wrote to the events’ producers, he stated:

In 1997, Promise Keepers held their Stand in the Gap rally on the National Mall. I had the privilege to speak to over 1.3 million men who attended from all over America. It was one of the greatest moments of my life. Unquestionably, the scene of a sea of men gathered to experience the Lord together was epic.

 

Now is the time for another million or more people from our generations to come together on the National Mall in Washington D.C. A gathering of people from all backgrounds of life and every ethnicity joining together in one place, at one time, for one day to unite around Christ and His hope for America and the World

Our greatest need in America is for the next Great Spiritual Awakening to occur. What if Saturday, July 16, 2016 was the day that God brought Spiritual Awakening to the National Mall in Washington D.C.? Do not miss Together 2016.


It’s incredible that the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, a denomination that has historically stood on conservative biblical truth, has not only displayed a lack of discernment by partnering with an IHOP dominionist but with the false-gospel-proclaiming pontiff of the apostate Roman Catholic Church.


It does’t take a great theologian to figure out that God is not going to bring a revival through false worship that He hates.

Roman Catholicism teaches many dangerous doctrines. Chief among these is the teaching that Christians are saved by a combination of faith and works (Council of Trent, Canon 9). Rome also teaches that the Bible is not sufficient, but that the Bible and Church Tradition are equal in authority.  In these Catholics traditions are seen things like praying to dead saints and the sanctification of Mary as a Co-mediator with Christ. The Catholic Church teaches many doctrines that should cause Bible-believing Christians to separate from them.  Yet Ronnie Floyd chooses to speak at a conference with the Pope.


Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:14-15

Recap of Ronnie Floyd’s Presidency

by Brandon Hines, June 30, 2016

As Ronnie Floyd’s tenure comes to a close, and a new president rises up in his place, many questions will arise as to just how well he actually did as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Here are just a few examples of why I think this term was more than questionable.

  • Throughout his tenure, Floyd endorsed many different cult leaders and false teachers, which goes contrary to the commands in Ephesians 5:11 and 2 John 1:10 that we are to be separate from those who preach false doctrines. He partnered with Mike Bickle at the International House of Prayer and appeared at the Synergize 2016 conference with New age Guru,Leonard Sweet and NAR Apostle, Samuel Rodriguez. He has even partnered with one of the front-runner heretics of the Word of Faith movement, Kenneth Copeland (Source). Most recently, he is scheduled to appear at Together 2016 conference with Hillsong’s Word of Faith pastrix, Christine Caine, Gateway’s Kari Jobe, Roman Catholic, Matt Maher, New Age circle-maker, Mark Batterson, Ann Voskamp, (who flew to Paris to learn how to make love to God), and every Gospel compromiser’s favorite, Pope Francis (Source).
  • He has taught the dangerous “Sow a Seed” type prosperity gospel. Just see this clip, where he teaches this and then quotes another prosperity teacher, Robert Morris (Source).
  • He resorts to many gimmicks such as having a baptistery with a fire truck engine that shoots confetti onto the children’s section when someone gets baptized. He has even allowed his youth pastor to sing karaoke of a profane song to his youth group (Source).
  • Ronnie Floyd does not treat the Bible as if it is sufficient. If asked, he would probably give lip service to the sufficiency of Scripture (See: 2 Timothy 3:16-17), but he often claims extra-biblical revelations. If you want to see an example of this, just look at 2016’s SBC Convention or certain articles on his website.
  • Not only does he claim extra-biblical revelation, but many of these “prophecies” are false claims. For example, he has said, “God revealed clearly to me and anyone else that has been spiritually alert in America that one of the greatest sins in our nation today is the sin of racism.” (Source). However, the Bible showed that the greatest sin is idolatry when Jesus said that the first and greatest commandment is to love God and the only sin that won’t be forgiven is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

Ronnie Floyd was definitely one of the worst options the SBC had to offer as president. With choices like Voddie Baucham and Justin Peters, it should come as a surprise that Al Mohler and J.D. Greear nominated this guy two times. He preaches another gospel of wealth and prosperity, but even moreso he has made prophecies that have not shown to be true. Deuteronomy 18:22 (ESV) says about these people,

When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.