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Would You Leave Your Church Over This (Michael Pitts And Cornerstone Church)?

Posted by Job on March 27, 2007

See link here. I have to admit, they do not seem to have much on this guy in the secular sense. If it were a secular organization, I would have no problem still supporting this fellow if he was effective. But Christians are supposed to apply Biblical standards. If the pastor were to stand up, admit his sins, and ask God and his church for forgiveness, then at least it would be a decision worth praying over (although truthfully we are to pray over all our decisions, no matter what they are or how small or large it seems). Then again, Michael Pitts is among those who promote the anti – biblical “Kingdom Living” doctrine. So, instead of asking “would you leave your church over this”, one should ask “why would anyone who loves God and His Word have been following this guy in the first place.”So the answer is: if the guy is a real preacher who is doing his best to preach the true gospel, then you should be willing to forgive and endure his faults. If the guy is not even trying to preach the true gospel, then he should be abandoned even if his integrity is otherwise impeccable. God will forgive flaws in character, He will not forgive those who purposefully profane doctrine and teach lies.

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2 Responses to “Would You Leave Your Church Over This (Michael Pitts And Cornerstone Church)?”

  1. Philip said

    I just found this post while looking for information on Micheal Pitts. First let me say that I know of him because I know of a pastor who says he is covered by Mr. Pitts. From what I see, I don’t care for him as a man of God. I do agree with some of what he teaches, but of course I disagree with some of the more radical positions he takes, mainly lifestyle issues and how he gets and spends money.
    Now let me move on to why I am responding. The reason Jesus came was to establish His Kingdom here on earth, not in a natural since, but spiritually. To say “anti biblical Kingdom Living” is false teaching is incorrect. John the Baptist came preaching the Kingdom even before Jesus started. The entire ministry of Jesus Himself was “Kingdom”. Look at Acts 1:3 as well as “the entire New Testament”.
    Next, to say that God will forgive character flaws but not profane doctrine is also very wrong. He has already forgiven all sins, past, present, and future. Christ Himself finished this task, the task of defeating sin, that’s all sin, once and for all. There is no longer any sin issue as it pertains to which one’s He will forgive. Yes, he needs conviction in the areas of wrong, but so do all of us. That is exactly why all sin has been defeated. This kind of teaching, that certain sins are not covered is just as wrong and damaging in the body of Christ is the false teaching of people like Mr. Pitts. Our message now is “Grace”. Grace is the only message that is truly biblical. We live under a new and better covenant, see Hebrews 8.

    • Natalie said

      “Next, to say that God will forgive character flaws but not profane doctrine is also very wrong. He has already forgiven all sins, past, present, and future. Christ Himself finished this task, the task of defeating sin, that’s all sin, once and for all. There is no longer any sin issue as it pertains to which one’s He will forgive. Yes, he needs conviction in the areas of wrong, but so do all of us. That is exactly why all sin has been defeated. This kind of teaching, that certain sins are not covered is just as wrong and damaging in the body of Christ is the false teaching of people like Mr. Pitts. Our message now is “Grace”. Grace is the only message that is truly biblical. We live under a new and better covenant, see Hebrews 8.” AMEN TO THIS….

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