March 5, 2008
Picture of Mark Driscoll using hand gestures as he describes his latest series on Song of Solomon.
Mark Driscoll who was made famous by Donald Miller in his book little book of heresy “Blue Like Jazz” is the lead pastor Mars Hill Seattle an emerging church (every other week).
While preaching last week Mark Driscoll finished his service and almost fell on his face when he realized he forgot to swear during his sermon. He was put off a bit when half the congregation (that only comes to hear him swear and find out if they are to give a thumb up or down on Emergent Village.) began to get up and leave half way through his sermon.
There were some that were over heard as they left stating that they were wondering if Mark Driscoll had gotten saved sometime last week before the service, though this cannot be confirmed or denied we just thought we might let the reader JUDGE whether condemnation is needed.
Continue to pray against Mark and his Church of potty mouth wannabes so that God will be still Holy in Seattle.
July 24, 2010
Take A Stand Ministries mightily says “In an interview discussing their 2009 book, Jesus Wants to Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile, Bell and co-author Don Golden say that the Church in America is in exile today. Bell and Golden say that by participating in our culture (they call America an “empire”) and by supporting our government/military system and by using oil, we are “oppressors” and create suffering for others.” TSM strategically & mightily disarms Bell mightily be stating “They conveniently ignore the fact that America, in particular the Christians in her, have done more to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ than any other nation in history – hands down! But in emergent/leftist thought, anything smelling like capitalism must be shunned (except for enjoying the many benefits life in the USA offers). This is nothing less than 1960’s, counter-culture, hippie liberalism now being referred to as “Evangelical Christianity!” Take that Rob Bell!
Why would Rob Bell even suggest such an afront to OUR patriotism, nationalism and not turn a blind eye like a good true Christian?
We know that empires intervene, control, use power to coerce & bully smaller nations (this is fair if you are a US Citizen). We know the USA would never do that, but rather spends all its military budget spreading the ‘gospel.’…which every other countries wants too!
But what kind of gospel does the USA spread?
The true gospel of capitalism (covetousness/greed), freedom (if you accept being invaded, shot, or bombed into submission as freedom) and democracy (which is freely enforced once it is imposed) Its great too that the media conglomerates that are owned by defence contractors tells us that other countries either really want this ‘gospel’ so bad that they are willing to be bombed and shot at, or pesky and annoying and ignorant villagers fight back (how dare they!!!) They simply need to be educated that they are getting the ‘gospel.’
Here is Eric Barger’s Take A Stand’s example of non-empire-building-non-oppressive-military manoeuvres of friendlyness that apparently don’t cause oppression or suffering:
Hawaii 1893 (?)
Philippines 1898-1910 (?)
Cuba 1898-1902 (?)
Puerto Rico 1898 (?)
Guam 1898 (?)
Dominican Republic 1903-04
Dominican Republic 1916-24
El Salvador 1932
Puerto Rico 1950
Dominican Republic 1965-66
El Salvador 1981-82
Bosnia 1993 (?)
Remember, these were non-oppressive. These nations probably wanted undesirables killed, their leaders assassinated , their resources plundered, their governments sent into chaos because they too wanted freedom (at the end of a barrel) or badly needed to have a dictator propped up to run their country. Thank goodness we have ONE shining beacon of capitalism, freedom and democracy to lead the nations!
Truthslayer…proudly supporting empires and their freedom loving spirit!
April 25, 2010
The ODmafia Research Robot Monkeys have been doing their homework and discovered this incredible discernmentalist insight by Paul Proctor “Today, they’re [church'] largely filled with bedridden believers who pass the time in and out small group therapy, languishing over their ills and misfortunes – forever discussing their aches and pains with anyone who’ll listen – lying around moaning and groaning about daily discomforts, inconveniences and “felt needs””
How does Paul know this?
1) Paul gets his information the same way I do, he intercepts the brainwaves of parishioners from across the continent and draws judgmental conclusions from it.
2) Paul Proctor has spent billions of hours in churches across America
My immediate inclination (which is always correct) is that Paul Proctor has a special discernmentalist vortex that allows him to see into the minds of others….instead of having to attend 10’s of thousands of churches every sunday, interviewing, polling to ascertain who is a moaner and who is a groaner (when we’re really lucky – its both!!!)
Pay no attention to the fact that Mr. Proctor is moaning and groaning about his fellow believers. Its simply enough that he is pointing out the ills of others… and we submit that we like this sort of discernment….in fact we advocate it.
October 12, 2009
First, ODMafia apologizes for the very long title. Just remember its not our mistake…we don’t make mistakes.
Second, we would like to address the following quote “Apprising Ministries with a missive discussing what the Bible teaches concerning forgiveness as it touches upon today’s various seeker sensitive non-gospels.”
Third, I would like to affirm SoL and Apprising’s Seeker Sensitive sensitivities. If it were any other ministry the fiery righteousness of Truthslayer would by default have to reign down (I can’t help myself – I’m that righteous!) We are pleased that Apprising is now going to teach us something about forgiveness. This is obviously new to Apprising, and we need to encourage this ministry in this direction.
Finally, ODMafia promotes forgiveness but not unity. We forgive all those who come against our truth and absolute discernmentalismness (not everyone can obtain that knowledge we have). But we do expect that once forgiven by ODMafia you will rush to become a student discernmentalist, studying under Walter Martin like we did….getting mentored by listening to his tape cassettes.
Remember, unity is simply too close to soft peddling the gospel.
July 18, 2009
St. Ignace, Michigan (Reuters) – Discernmentalists moguls at this week’s Mackinack Island conference have spent as much time discussing how to reconfigure truth warrior models disrupted by the Web as they have worrying about the weakness in truth.
With difficult discernment markets and an unclear future, talk of dealmaking has been at a minimum this year. Yet there has never been a more important time for Discernmentalists conglomerates and their supporters to act and adapt to the Internet age.
“We are working on a new rage model, and we hope to include more misinformation in this new model” said offiials. If that does not work we may include more “sighs, huffs and hmmmphs” to display our dismay.
June 11, 2009
Our partner in discernmentalism Eric Barger rightly notes “Is Contemplative Prayer/Spirituality being introduced and practiced? Is there talk of “Spiritual Formation,” centering prayer and something called “lectio divina” which, in a nutshell, is leading Evangelicals directly into the mystical and sometimes occult-based practices of the Roman Church?”
We at ODMAfia concur! Lectio Divina is about studying passages in the Bible. Reading them. Listening to them. Then praying about them. Then discussing them. Then reading them again….and discussing them from various perspectives. Then listening to them again. Discussing. Meditating. This is bad. Bad Bad.
Study! Meditation! Discussion! Prayer! Reading the Bible like this leads you into the occult!
We cannot be thinking about the bible…..NOR discussing it. Eric Barger is right on again….how dangerous it is to meditate on the Bible.
As ITodyaso has noted….I DARE YOU to find one quote in the bible about meditation or renewing our minds using the bible! I DARE U.
Let ODMafia do the discerning so that you don’t have to!
June 1, 2009
Eric Barger of Take a Stand Ministries is on a roll. He needs our backing so he can create more division in the Nazarene Denomination. You see while those evil liberal emergents Nazarenes are out drinking lattes and Guinness discussing how to reach today’s generation with the Gospel of the Kingdom, Eric wants them to stop that and debate HIM! Yes. His only demand is that those anti-bible emerging Nazarenes use their dusty bibles they set their Guinness beers on.
We here at ODMafia though agree with Eric Barger that there may be no need for debate as he has already declared himself the winner!
The ever hip and relevant Eric Barger stated as a popular networking site about the debate:
“So, as has been stated on a popular social networking website, I would embrace publically (Eric’s spelling) debating any of these Emergent thinkers (Nazarene or otherwise) providing that the ground rules for such a debate were simply to examine the merits of Emergent beliefs using the Bible and the Bible alone as the literal interpreter of truth. Such a debate would serve to illustrate how far removed Emergent thinking and literature is from authentic Christianity – which is perhaps why thus far there have been no takers.”
Yes, we already won as Eric is already the winner! We agree and also declare him the winner! Great job flushing out those non- authentic Christians who believe we should also look at cultural and historical contexts as well as teach about the Kingdom on earth as in Heaven as they claim Jesus taught! Praise God for men like Eric Barger who are willing to take a stand and cause division while causing quarrels with his fine sounding arguing over controversies! Without men like that, we might reach unity in the Spirit and that might hurt the Truth War and OUR Doctrines!
It is so great also to see that the “issues” Eric speaks of are so important he does not even state what they are in his own newsletter. In fact as I read over his “emerging” information on his site, I could see he has NO CLUE! Yes! He does not even understand the difference between “emerging” and “Emergent”! In fact I was so confused by his sites “information”, I was at first upset, until I realized what he was doing! He is a true Truth Warrior who can toss out accusations without substance and still thinks he sounds…. Intelligent! Yes, Eric Barger is truly an author of confusion! We here at the ODMafia stand in awe while we take a stand!
Luckily for us all, most of his readers are too stupid and easily manipulated by his superior ability to make something out of nothing. Thank God we have roaring lions like Eric Barger looking for someone to devour in the name of OUR Truth!
Now not that any true Truth Warrior would want this, but maybe if Eric understood something as simple as the difference between “emerging” and “Emergent” someone might take him serious as an authority on the topic. But, since he already won the debate we might as well not go there!
May 6, 2009
Thousands of people rallied in Tuscany, New Hampshire on Tuesday in a call for truth-warrior marriages to be legal in the State of New Hampshire.
The State Assembly is expected to start discussing the idea next week who wants to make New Hampshire the 5th state in the country to allow truth warrior marriages.
From the start, there was no escaping Tuesday’s rally where 2,000 people telling lawmakers to legalize truth warrior marriages in the state.
The Governor introduced truth warrior marriage equality legislation. He stated publicly “for years truth warriors were forbidden to marry in fear that they would breed more truth warriors, the only thing to fear is fear itself” Truth warriors refuse to back down, insisting that they should be allowed to marry, have kids and judge others.
“I want to welcome you to New Hampshire, and tell you that when you leave, New Hampshire will have pride,” he said to the crowd.
James MacDonald has essentially made this a cornerstone of his second year in office – hoping to not go the way of California, which banned truth warrior marriages last year through Proposition 1.
The ODmafia is a little bit uncomfortable with the term “proposition,“…especially since that unfortunate incident last week downtown.