Paul Washer

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  1. Salty

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    This is not the 1st time I have heard Paul Washer. I have heard him several times before.

    When you say "Do you agree with Paul Washer?", I would say "concerning what?

    Some of his convictions I agree with, some I dont agree with.

    To make a general statement about him I would say that he is very determied "fundamentalist", with some very legalistic convictions.

    I personally am not what you would call a hard core "fundamentalist", and I do everything possible to NEVER be overly legalistic.

    So...you can probably guess by now that I would not at all want to sit under Brother Washers teaching all of the time.


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    I'm familiar with Paul Washer so I didn't even look at the video. Alive in Christ pretty much summed up my feelings toward him.
     
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    I have known Paul Washer for several years. He has preached in my church more than once.

    Paul Washer's preaching occasionally makes me uncomfortable. It makes me squirm in my seat. For that I thank God.

    For a long time now I have believed that the harshest judgment God can put on an individual is one of two things.

    1. He can leave him alone.
    2. He can let him have what he wants.

    When the 40,000 people who jam his arena on Sunday morning hear a message from Joel Osteen that contains any gospel at all, then maybe I'll say Paul Washer is wrong. If they really were hungry for the gospel they wouldn't be coming there, because they don't get it there.
     
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    I'm on an old computer with no speakers, so I couldn't listen to it, but I have about thirty Paul Washer sermons on my ipod and I agree with every one of them. I don't always like his preaching style, but I just about always agree with the substance of his sermons.
     
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    In content yes, but IMO his delivery is weak.

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    He spoke the truth but there seems to be no love or compassion in his preaching style. Sort of reminds me of John Hagee who will yell out "Praise God" with a holy frown on his face. No thanks!!
     
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    Yes I agree with the message. I will admit that the message is not filled with all the jokes, pity party stroking, and Jesus loves you, but it is to the point and makes it clear in a time when men's hearts have become hard.
    While some may not like this man or just not like his style my guess is that if they had been around when the Lord walked this earth and they listened to Him they would feel the same about the Lord. he called people snakes, dogs, blind, and pointed out their sin, oh that is a no, no today! Then there are many of the prophets and they too spoke strongly when the people were hardened.
    When we see these kind of men being raised up who are given to speak truth in what might seem harsh, then we can know that the time is near as men are at the edge of judgment.
     
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    I don't agree with EVERYTHING that I have ever heard Brother Washer say, but that video is TREMENDOUS.
     
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    Depends, he has more than one point.

    I'm not a fan of preachers who make their bones by running other ministries into the ground.

    I don't believe Pastor Osteen is God's judgment upon immoral Christians. I don't believe Benny Hinn is God's judgment upon charistmatic Christians.

    While I am not a fan of either of their ministries I don't believe that is how God works.

    Washer has some good points about needing to adhere to a robust Gospel message. One thing too many pastors and preachers don't speak about enough is sin. Our country, our churches, have a serious sin problem. He has a great illustration of the doctor telling his mother she has cancer.

    On balance it is an okay video. (I worked on other things while it played so I didn't "watch it" but did hear it.) Presentation seemed fine.
     
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    I've never heard of Paul Washer, so my first impression of him is based on the video. I agree with much of what he says here, though if the anger is typical of his preaching style, I'd probably avoid his church.

    After the clip finished, this link to another video came up:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHeBOEvGIKo

    Personally, I think he does himself and his cause no favors by this kind of confrontation. He gives the impression of an angry crackpot. People don't usually listen to angry crackpots.
     
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    First Paul Washer is not a pastor. He is a Southern Baptist itinerant preacher. Second people have not responded to the gentle love claiming voice of the pastors today. All this no judgment preaching, don't mention sin or point out particular sin has not worked so I believe that what we are seeing is the last effort of God with the people before he rains judgment on them. This is what he did in the OT and I think what he is doing now. We have went so far and this is the last resort to prepare the world, and the claimed church for judgment.
     
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    He isn't gentle, is he....He makes you think, and he makes you uncomfortable. I love that kind of preaching, and I cannot stand the "feel good" preachers who say nothing about God's judgement on sin. Did you find anything unbiblical in there? THAT is the question.

    Remember, Jesus threw the moneychangers out of the temple. Would you?
     
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    They weren't really intended to be working links. Sorry for the confusion. I Just assumed everyone knew what a Southern Baptist itinerate preacher was. For those who do not, just Google Southern Baptist, and then Google itinerate.
    :smilewinkgrin:
     
  17. Salty

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    Thats the reason for a link - so you don't have to google, and to provide a certain page - as there may be hundreds if not thousands of web pages on a certain subject.

    BTW, what is your definition of "itinerant".
     
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    Paul Washer is correct.
     
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    Even when Joel Osteen answered that [email protected] was a sin - he tried to do it in a "soft and loving way"
     

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