Internet journalists and apologists have recently turned their ears towards Robert Morris‘ latest cult-talk from his Gateway church platform. Just like cult leaders Brian Houston, Phil Pringle, Kong Hee and many others, Robert Morris seems incapable of handling or refuting valid criticism. Instead, he used his soapbox to attack Christians and engage in cult-like censorchip tactics.
What makes the sermon below even more cult-like is how Morris claimed to receive divine revelation from God and then used the sermon to make up his own theology to convince people of his ideas, specifically to manipulate them to not use their minds to discern truth from error on the internet.
When you read the transcript at the bottom of this article, he clearly is talking about TD Jakes who he claims as a friend. Not only is TD Jakes a Prosperity and Word of Faith heretic, he continually engages in New Age/occult teachings and is yet to repent of his modalism as he rejects the Christian trinitarian God. Robert Morris’ endorsement of such a dangerous fraud disqualifies Morris for calling himself a pastor (Titus, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, 2 John).
Furthermore, Morris took a nasty swipe at Christians online, claiming that they wouldn’t listen to gossip but instead read it. This is nothing more than defamation and slander to discredit sites on the internet that faithfully document what men like Robert Morris say and teaches as opposed to what the bible really says.
Consider Jesus’ words:
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:37
While Jesus is talking about the Judgment after we die, this statement also rings true in this life now. Robert Morris’ words in the past have condemned him – and this is clearly why he is upset. Now he is labelling people as ‘gossips’ for accurately reporting the things he has said? So what is Robert Morris essentially calling himself? A gossip! And that’s true simply because he is spreading untruths about people online.
Chris Rosebrough from Fighting for the Faith weighed in and review the sermon of Robert Morris.
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00:11:10 Jennifer Eivaz – Bringing Heaven to Earth
00:23:31 Jason Delgado – Limitless
00:49:19 – David Crank – Burning Bridges
01:11:22 – Sermon Review: The Believers Battle by Robert Morris
Source: Chris Rosebrough, Limitless?, Fighting for the Faith, http://www.fightingforthefaith.com/2015/10/limitless.html, Published 06/10/2015. (Accessed 10/10/2015.)
Patheos wrote out the following transcript from this particular sermon:
But, but I have to say this, um, I’m really concerned about how much time people spend on the Internet. I’m extremely concerned about it. Extremely concerned about it; here’s one thing, just even the blogs that mention Christian leaders, and I’m one of ‘em. Praise the Lord, I’ve made the Satan, Satan’s hit list now you know, but here’s what blows me away.
You wouldn’t listen to gossip, but you’ll read it. I mean, I have a friend of mine, that made a comment a while back, and it just blew up on the Internet. It blew up. Like he was “changing” his theological position. And really he was saying, ‘our methods are evolving’ but he had to clarify later, ‘my theological position’s not evolving on this issue, but our methods in dealing with people who are in bondage to sin, those are evolving, we’re trying to learn to deal with people who-who suffer with this’.
But on the Internet, everybody had already judged him. And he’s a pastor and he’s a friend of mine. And what upsets me is Christians read filth on the Internet. And they believe it.
And, I, um, you can’t imagine how many people have told me, that ‘this is true,’ “How ya know it’s true? ‘Read it on the Internet’
Anybody can write on the Internet. And the people who write on the Internet are people who would not have a platform, unless they put my name, or Bill Hybels’ name, or T.D. Jakes’ name in it, they wouldn’t have a platform, if they didn’t put someone’s name who already had a platform. Boy, I’m just fired up, I’m telling ya. [Source]
Categories: Gateway Church
Robert Morris was clearly referring to Warren Throckmorton who had written a couple of articles about Morris reducing his preaching at his Gateway Church to one Saturday service with the other weekend services watching a video of the sermon. I wouldn’t put church watch and Throckmorton’s blog in the same category. Throckmorton does fact-based research and writes factual stories. Interesting that you link to Throckmorton’s transcript of Morris but fail to mention Throckmorton. A little jealous are you?
Throckmorton’s articles about Morris are excellent.
“Jennifer Eivaz – Bringing Heaven to Earth”
The level of teaching many Christians are being exposed to has gone into the trash can. Jennifer Eivaz is a perfect example. From just one of the several trash can websites of this ‘prophetess’:
“As I shared about God’s desire to pour out His Spirit on Chicago, the room’s atmosphere changed. A band of angels came in and their presence stopped everything else from happening. They were all shapes and sizes, very eager and lively. I waited for them to settle down, but they never did….After the service ended, I asked Ian about this activity and he said it was a regular occurrence with guest speakers. He explained to me, “These angels are on assignment for Chicago.” He further clarified that the angels would show up at these meetings activating around certain phrases related to their mission. What stirred them, he said, would be phrases such as “revival” or “outpouring” or “Chicago.” The following morning, I woke up and angels were all around me. They were just as excited as the night before, but I discerned we were not on the same page.”