Article on Online Heresy Hunters, Pulpit Pimp Hunters, and Preacher Bashers!

I read an awesome article in Ministry Today Magazine by Pastor Dave Cannistraci! This article is on the many Online Heresy Hunters,Pulpit Pimp Hunters, and Preacher Bashers Online! He has written a work that should be shared by many in The Body. It is a splendid read and a must have for every major Christian Church and every major Christain Media Ministry in the world! It helped me to understand why I am being attacked by a few strange acting individuals, one of whom is an alleged small time kid’s tennis instructor in Greece who masquerades as a theologian, who doesn’t even know me. It’s one thing to fight for a cause, but it’s another to fight just because. I don’t refute all of their stances on the many excesses and problems in The Body of Christ, but I refute the spirit in which they take most of their stances! Many of these online bashers are sowing disunity in the Body! What do you think? Well here’s a few excerpts from the article:

The War on Error

By David Cannistraci

Are online heresy hunters bringing needed correction in the church or sowing disunity?

Infidels beware: A new generation of crusaders is on the march, ignoring history’s warnings about the damage unrestrained spiritual zeal creates. Their mission? To protect us all from religious fraud and dangerous doctrines by investigating and exposing those who push past the accepted boundaries of conservative evangelicalism. They have pledged themselves to defend truth and liberate the kingdom of God from the threat of apostasy. From discernment ministries to watchdog groups to bloggers to anonymous Web site commenters, the Internet has created a breeding ground for unbridled criticism. Though truth and correction are essential to the health of the church, this new wave of heresy hunters may be taking things too far. Their targets are not the likes of David Koresh or Jim Jones—we would thank them for that. Instead, they’re aiming at many of today’s most popular charismatic Bible teachers, including Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes.

These zealous soldiers of orthodoxy aren’t afraid to fight dirty, either. Armed with ample evidence to prove their case, they quote, deride and scoff at any ministry they “discern” as dangerous. In this biblical blitzkrieg, no question is too trivial, no accusation too personal and no ridicule too cruel.

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3 Responses

  1. Pastor Smith,

    Thanks for sharing portions of that article. I am an employee at a ministry that is often targeted by these “Bible Snipers.” I often wonder where they were when we learned, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” What appauls me is the utter disregard for truth (truth being those comments based in actual fact, not supposition) they have when targeting these Christian teachers. Apparently it isn’t necessary to “check the facts” when protecting us from supposed religious fraud. I’m disheartened by the idea that they would outright lie, and in other cases misquote or use statements out of context, to prove their point “for the glory of God.”

  2. Thanks for your insightful comments!

  3. Pastor Smith,

    You are welcome! I wanted to add something–I don’t always agree 100% with what the ministry I work for does. But also, I don’t 100% agree with what my church (I’m Presbyterian-USA) teaches, either. At the end of the day, though, I feel fulfilled that, all other things aside, we’ve done good in the world, helped spread the message of Jesus, and given a helping hand to those that need it.
    Best Regards!

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