On this episode of Apologia Radio we engage some of the comments of the well-known cult-leader, Steven Anderson. Anderson leads an organization called, “Faithful Word Baptist Church”. He is known for his vitriol (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJDSriEhES8), his denigrating the gospel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxj8y5ctmiE), his hatred for homosexuals (believing there is no salvation for them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsr52L4-v5g), his obscene behavior in the pulpit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttxumEkHnKE), and for his denial of repentance and the lordship of Jesus Christ for salvation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oETLpDOyRQM). He is also known for his King James Version “Onlyism”; believing that if someone can’t understand the english of the 1611 King James bible it is probably because they are not saved (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJrptikLjq8).
Recently, Anderson abused his congregation by speaking for some time about Pastor Jeff Durbin. In his comments, he bore false witness about Jeff showing that he spent no time investigating the man he was attempting to slander. He referred to Jeff as a “dog”, a “pervert”, and “drunkard”. There were plenty of resources available to Mr. Anderson at the time of his “sermon”. Jeff has multiple resources available that would have offered some course-correction and would have protected Mr. Anderson from guilt. Here are some for your reference:
Jeff on the History Channel speaking about addiction:
Jeff recently teaching in Australia on addiction:
Jeff’s biblical approach to getting free from addiction to drugs and alcohol:
Jeff teaching on the Dividing Line about addiction:
The purpose of this episode is to engage in the same kind of critical engagement that we have over many years: to expose the cults and to bring the Biblical Gospel and Worldview into conflict with error. Unfortunately, in this particular case, it is uncomfortable and personal. We don’t want to avoid a critical examination of a cult just because it is uncomfortable or personal. Our hope and prayer before God is that Steven Anderson and his teaching would be exposed and that the people who follow him would be freed by the Biblical Gospel.
Thank you for your love, prayers, and partnership!
No King but Christ!