The Dirty Little Secret About Church Membership Covenants – reblogged from Thou Art The Man blog

Today I will once again highlight what, in my opinion, is abuse of church members by heavy-handed authoritarian members of the professional clergy class. Specifically, I am referring to a segment of the professional clergy who consider themselves to be evangelicals and endorse, support and spread the 9 Marks “gospel.” 9Marx is apparently a highly…

via The Dirty Little Secret About Church Membership Covenants — Thou Art The Man

9 Marks/9 Marxists Pastors and Expense Paid Trips to T4G Despite Cash-Strapped Churches, Thou Art The Man blog

My loyal readers may recall that nine months ago I wrote an article titled “Despite Tight Budgets UAE 9Marks Pastors Travel To T4G Conference USA.” (Link) Now, nine months later and facing a serious budget deficit, senior pastor John Folmar had the nerve to ask members to give sacrificially! In the article, I took the…

via After All-Expense Paid Trip to T4G Conference UCCD Leader Pleads For Sacrificial Giving! — Thou Art The Man

9Marx Shuts Down Comments by Todd Wilhelm

[Note: The first article that Todd Wilhelm/Thou Art The Man blog wrote was in response to Jonathan D. Leeman’s article at 9 Marks about my 1-star review on Amazon of Mark Dever’s 9 Marks book and the horrible abuses, excommunications and shunnings – akin to the Salem Witch Trials that I saw practiced by the pastors/elders at my former church Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley. 9 Marks censored and deleted all comments from the article from other people, very good critiques of 9 Marks. Now 9 Marks has censored another article and deleted comments. So much for ‘adult discussions’ about serious topics. When the going gets tough, Mark Dever and Jonathan D. Leeman turn tail and run. – Velour/MtnShepherdess, Moderator/blogger]


Reblogged from Todd Wilhelm’s website Thou Art The Man ©.


Yesterday I wrote an article titled “Jonathan Leeman: Parsing Words and Deleting Comments.”  The subject of the article was the removal of all comments on an article published on the 9Marks website and Leeman’s lame and dishonest reasons given for doing so. The article, written by Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director of 9Marks, is titled “Don’t Be a 9Marxist!”

Yesterday I was alerted to the fact that Leeman also removed all comments from another article on the 9Marks blog titled “The Abuse of Authority in Prosperity Gospel Churches.”

The article, written by D.A. Horton, began by stating the following”

9Marks Attempting “Brand Enhancement” – Guest Post by Todd Wilhelm —[note this is a story about Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley and my review]

“Victims of their heavy-handed, authoritarian abuses are taking to social media in ever-increasing numbers to let their fellow pew-sitters hear about the outrageous abuses they have suffered in churches who have implemented the 9Marx manifesto.” Todd Wilhelm

via 9Marks Attempting “Brand Enhancement” – Guest Post by Todd Wilhelm —

9Marks Attempting “Brand Enhancement” — Thou Art The Man

“Across the country, parishioners are now being challenged to take oaths, perform vows and sign covenants. These things would have been unheard of in generations past for one simple reason. These things used to be forbidden, or only permitted under the gravest of circumstances. A few decades ago churches founded their beliefs sturdily…

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Kevin DeYoung – Keep on Plodding! — Thou Art The Man

Crazy Busy Kevin DeYoung recently found time in his overloaded schedule to write a short article for the Ligonier website titled “Stop the Revolution. Join the Plodders.” (Ironical, in that just a few years ago DeYoung seemed to be encouraging revolution; but it’s all a matter of perspective- one man’s terrorist is another man’s…

via Kevin DeYoung – Keep on Plodding! — Thou Art The Man