Chris Rosebrough, Pastor of Kongsvinger Lutheran Church and Pirate Captain of Fighting for the Faith, writes:
“In light of the recent revelations regarding Tullian Tchividjian and my joining together with other pastors and friends in calling Tullian to repentance, Fighting for the Faith and Pirate Christian Radio have removed all resources that contain teaching or conversations with Mr. Tchividjian.
In journalism there is a hierarchy of evidence and Primary Source Evidence is at the top of that list. However, when it is demonstrated that a primary source has intentionally provided false information in order to obscure the truth and create a false and misleading narrative, that primary source is no longer credible. Recent revelations have demonstrated that Mr. Tchividjian has done exactly that. Therefore, all posts that could be perceived as ongoing support for Mr. Tchividjian have been removed from this site.
I can no longer support Tullian Tchividjian. Instead, I consider him to be a very dangerous and self-serving false teacher who has turned the gospel into a license for sin.
“For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality” – Jude 4″
This stance made by Chris Rosebrough is in accordance with the Scriptures:
“Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.” (1 Timothy 5:19-20)
THE IMPORTANCE OF CALLING OUT UNREPENTANT SINNERS
There are two important reasons why God’s Word commands Christians to publicly call out and pray for those who are persisting in sin:
1. Our prayer is that the unrepentant sinner may be brought to repentance and be forgiven.
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:5-10)
2. Our prayer is for the unrepentant sinner to NOT be given over to their sinful desires and burn in Hell for eternity.
The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)
With the above Scriptures in mind, compare Chris Rosebrough’s PUBLIC STANCE towards Tullian Tchividjian with Katherine Ruonala’s Public Stance towards Amanda Wells. Wait, you can’t because KATHERINE RUONALA HAS NOT PUBLICLY REBUKED AMANDA WELLS.
As Amanda Wells’ Pastor, Katherine Ruonala has the responsibility of calling out Amanda Wells publicly for continuing to plagiarize the works of others. Instead, Amanda Wells’ prophecies have been removed from the Elijah List website without explanation.
It’s unChristian behavior to sweep sins under the rug, kick the sinner to the curb and wash hands of the whole situation, especially when the Pastor knows full well what the unrepentant sinner is doing. To say nothing is to enable the unrepentant sinner to continue in their sins and to allow more victims to be hurt by them. Christians call out others for their sins, Wolves stay in their packs.
We encourage you to listen to the below sermon by Pastor Chris Rosebrough on repentance.
Source: Chris Rosebrough, Tullian Resources Removed, http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/12/tullian-resources-removed (Published 06/12/2016; Accessed 07/12/2016)