God has a great sense of humor - Emmanuel Church exposed
King James Version (KJV)
To begin with the message of Salvation that Danny presents:
Commentary: Jesus did not come to this world to be our friend and that was NOT his mission - the dispensation of the kingdom for the Jews aside - Jesus came to save mankind from eternal spiritual death. The Gospels and Pauline Epistles are thorough on these points.
What I can speak to directly on written content from the Emmanuel website and their Facebook page I address as follows:
To begin with the message of Salvation that Danny presents on the Website video:
What Danny gives the audience is a history lesson of Jesus Christ in that he died on the cross and rose again. He presents Jesus Christ as a loving hug bunny who desperately needs to be your friend and implies that you just ask him to be your friend you’re half way to salvation because if you need a friend and you acknowledge that Jesus really needs you to be his friend you’re ready for the next step.
Problem: Jesus did not come to this world with the MISSION to be our friend and that was NOT his mission - the dispensation of the kingdom for the Jews aside - Jesus came to save mankind from eternal spiritual death and set us free from the bondage of sin. In the context of salvation - in depth understanding of soteriology there is nowhere where Jesus needs us to be his friend nor does he ask us to be his friend when coming to the cross. The Scriptures found in the gospels including Pauline Epistles clearly lay this out.
Next: Danny preaches the gospel like this to lead the sinner to salvation.
Quote: time stamp: 3:19: He says pray with me: “ Dear Jesus I believe you died for me on the cross - you laid down your life for me… etc. I want to be your friend…
What needs to be said:
The GOSPEL = SALVATION. The most simple message of Salvation is found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV as follows:
WE ARE SAVED BY BELIEVING THAT JESUS CHRIST CAME AND DIED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS. HE WAS BURIED. HE ROSE AGAIN ON THE 3RD DAY. SIN is what separates us from God. Sin is what needs to be erased.. Salvation brings this about. It's called Propitiation = atonement. The ass saved by the lamb. Read Exodus 13:13 KJV. Read my study on My Kinsman Redeemer link to really grasp my experience in this point I feel led to share:
Danny did not give this Salvation message. What Danny gave his audience is the HISTORY OF JESUS CHRIST and a misunderstanding that IF you BELIEVE JESUS DIED FOR YOU ON THE CROSS - leaving out died for your sins on the cross - that he was buried and rose again on the 3rd day. These so called pastors need to stick with what is written in scripture and STOP going off script in their own vain imagination of they think Jesus is. This is a dangerous path. Heed the warning in Jude 1:11 KJV... The souls mentioned in Jude 1:11 KJV followed Religion in their own vain imagination and for gain.
One can only pray that the repentant sinner knows his condition is hopeless and in need of salvation. One can only pray that somehow the person listening to Danny knows they are believing Jesus Christ died FOR THEIR SINS on the cross. It is a very personal issue. Your sins were paid for on the cross. Without the BLOOD there is NO remission of sins there is no regeneration. The books of Hebrews, John, and Romans primarily refer.
Critics may point out that these are minor points. I will let the reader decide. I know these are major points and the purpose of this Blog is to point out as a witness and testimony. I couldn't care less what people think. I only care about what God's word says.
EM Church exists for one purpose: to see people come to Christ and grow in Christ. A relationship with Jesus is not just about going to heaven when we die. It’s about leading a full, abundant life right here and now. We are a community of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom. End quote.
Nowhere in scripture are we told to focus on the life right here and now. This is pure Dominion Theology and is exactly what has overtaken the church operations of this day. Emmanuel is not looking UP they are focused with looking at this world and in its full operation. Scripture after scripture tells us to look up for our redemption and blessed hope. To not be focused on the things of this world. The things of this world are not important. The things of this world are temporal. The things of the unseen world are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV, Titus 2:11-13 KJV, Matthew 6:19 KJV, 1 Timothy 6:9 KJV . 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 KJV Etc. The Scripture of John 10:10 KJV reads: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Proper Hermeneutics demand context, grammar and scripture to interpret scripture.
See my notes on Dominion Theology below. Dr. Andy Woods in his book "The Coming Kingdom describes this in detail. And over 100 years ago the great man of God: Larkin, Clarence, Ph.D... The Second Coming of Christ. Cosimo Classics, 2005. Pg 51) wrote that today's churches with this kingdom now focus is building the kingdom of the antichrist. Please read my notes below. I call this out in the Emmanuel Operation.
I Don't Go To Church
Original Word: ἐπιούσιος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ee-oo'-see-os)
Definition: for the coming day, for subsistence
Usage: for the morrow, necessary, sufficient.
Church building where it all started. The place I was kicked out of Sunday School class at about the age of 6 years.