In my Charismatic Primer Part 6, where I looked at #21-25 on the Outreach Magazine top 100 churches in the US, #24 was the Free Chapel of Gainesville Georgia, pastored by Jentezen Franklin. I made the point that Free Chapel appears to be a charismatic church that may actually be a prosperity gospel church, but there’s simply not enough information on their website to make a definitive judgment. The church does openly associate with prosperity preachers and false teachers, and the other day I was in a thrift store and saw this:
I didn’t buy the book, but I skimmed it and the forward caught my attention most of all:
Yup. That’s right.
Tommy “I hate the Bible” Tenney wrote the forward (If you haven’t heard of him, you may want to check out the 3-page introduction to Tommy Tenney’s best selling book The God Chasers. He’s not exactly subtle.)
So not only does Jentezen Franklin associate with false teachers and prosperity teachers, he also has exegetical hacks/unquestionable false teachers writing the forwards to his books.
What would Godzilla say about this?
That’s right: absolutely nothing…
Nothing but a 55,000 ton lizard facepalm.
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “Is it a bad day when a fictitious lizard has more discernment than you?” Unger
***Update – October 2016*** – Seeing that it’s three years later and people are still finding this post so utterly offensive that they’re morally obligated to show up and attempt to put me in my place with incoherent arguments and other rhetorical bed-wetting, I’ve decided to shut down the comments.
If you post about Jentezen Franklin anywhere else, I’ll simply erase your comment.
Let’s move on. I did three years ago.