Saturday, February 25, 2023

My Review Of The Film "The Jesus Revolution"

Jeremiah 6:16, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.  But they said, We will not walk therein.”

I recently watched “The Jesus Revolution.” I don't recommend this religious film to anyone. The movie is about the beginning of the “
Jesus Freaks hippie movement in California. Sadly, this is where apostate Christendom is at today in America. The saying is very truth, that as the churches become more worldly, so also does the world become more churchy. I read that in the United States there are an estimated 350,000 churches. Of those churches, I dare say that 1% of them worth attending. That means we have 3,500 churches left in the United States that are worth attending (and I'm not sure about them either). 

'The Jesus Revolution' film promotes a counterfeit plan of salvation, requiring lost sinners to do the following unbiblical things in addition to faith:
  1. Repent and turn away from your sins.
  2. Invite Christ into your life.
  3. Receiving Jesus as your Lord.
Not once in the movie are the words “born again” heard. This type of shallow, ambiguous, ecumenical pleasing junk theology has invaded 95% of today's churches. That sadly included independent and fundamental Baptist churches! Satan has corrupted the Gospel on multiple counts of fraud. Proverbs 30:5-6, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

'The Jesus Revolution' portrays the beginning of the apostate ministry of Pastor Greg Laurie. Sadly, the film promotes Calvary Chapel, which is a Satanic Charismatic cult, where people speak in demonic tongues and partake of fraudulent healing crusades. Greg Laurie has a sickening net worth of $25,000,000. The inspired Word of God warns preachers about THE LOVE OF MONEY (1st Timothy 6:8-11).

On Laurie's Harvest Church Website, they teach the following about how to get to Heaven...
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as the substitutionary atonement in our place, and that salvation is found in none other than Jesus Christ. Before Creation, God chose those who would be saved and granted this unearned grace solely based on His sovereign good pleasure. Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was the sole and complete payment for sins, fully satisfying God’s righteous wrath, for each person that turns from sin in repentance and places their faith in Christ alone by grace alone. At salvation, each person is made a new creation by the Holy Spirit, declared righteous before God, and secured as an adopted child of God forever. Genuine faith continues in obedience and love for Jesus Christ with a life eager to glorify God and persevere to the end (Romans 8:37–39; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 12:13). [emphasis added]
As with all LIARS, Greg Laurie combines truth with lies to hide his deceptive false gospel. Nowhere in the Bible did Jesus tell anyone to turn away from their sin to be saved. You won't find that anywhere in the inspired King James Bible. Only in the fraudulent modern perversions of the Bible, which have been intentionally tampered with, will you find such garbage taught.

Also, Jesus never told anyone in the Bible to live a lifestyle of continued obedience to get to Heaven. That is demonic Calvinist trash, and not a free grace Gospel. Jesus never told anyone to persevere unto the end to get to Heaven. Nowhere does the Bible require a lost sinner to live a life eager to glorify God to be saved. Greg Laurie is a religious con artist!

'The Jesus Revolution' was awful. The film sinfully promotes the ungodly idea that churches who practice, teach and enforce biblical separation from the sinful world are doing more damage than good (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17).

In the film, it begins with such a pastor, who is strict and separated, whose church congregation is small. His church is about half full. The 'The Jesus Revolution' film blames the pastor, by indoctrinating movie viewers to think that it is his fault for not lowering his standards to allow hippies, druggies, homeless people and undesirables to interrupt and take over the church service. Throughout the movie, hippies on drugs are being brought to the pastor's home, by a hippie man that his teenage daughter invited into their home. The basic idea seems noble. I mean, if we are going to reach people, then we need to reach them on their level right? Well, yes and no.

Yes, everyone should be invited and welcomed at church; but no, churches ought NEVER bring worldly music, disorder, open sin or anything else that doesn't belong in the house of God. The sad truth is that the hippies wanted to recreate God in their own image, so they started the “Jesus Freaks” hippie movement in the 1960's. This is not honoring to God. The true free grace Gospel is not preached. What Greg Laurie is peddling is of the Devil.

The film was intentionally released in connection and timing with the Asbury University so-called “Awakening Event” in Wilmore, Kentucky. Apostates claim that this is evidence of the hand of God working. In the movie they mention the Asbury event, foolishly claiming that it is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. What is actually happening is that the heathen world is being drawn into worldly churches today, who preach a counterfeit plan of salvation, bring rock music and ecumenical entertainment for worship into the churches, and have no interest in truly winning souls to Jesus Christ.

The followers of Pastor Greg Laurie's Pentecostal Calvary Chapel cult have “a form of godliness” as the Bible warns in 2nd Timothy 3:5, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.That power is the true Gospel, which is missing in Greg Laurie's ministry. 'The Jesus Revolution' movie is of the Devil. People have always been welcome in the churches. What the wicked film is suggesting is that ungodly people who are worldly and living in sin, won't ever step foot into a church unless those churches accept unrepentant sinners in good standing. The movie is teaching that churches should just accept wicked people, no questions asked, and let them live in open sin in the church. The Apostle Paul forbade this type of shameful thing (1st Corinthians 5:1-5).

The film promotes the wicked idea that churches should just let it all hang out, to attract worldly people into the church to help them find God. What saith the Scripture? 1st Timothy 5:20, “Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.” 'The Jesus Revolution' film shows paid actors kissing each other, which is just plain wrong. If you're not legally married to someone, you have no business kissing them, let alone on the lips. It is sinful. Our reckless, Godless and immoral American culture today laughs at this type of Bible preaching. We are living in a generation that does not look up! That is, they have no fear of God. It is difficult for any God-fearing believer to grasp the 63,000,000 murdered human beings, assassinated cruelly by abortion in the United States. Yet, people will get intensely angry over the killing of just one puppy. We are well beyond the point of provoking God's wrathful judgment in America. Oh, how merciful and patient is our great God!!!

I am all for loving everyone. Jesus promised in John 6:37 not to turn away any sinner who comes to Him to be saved. We should never reject the sinner with the sin, nor accept the sin with the sinner. 'The Jesus Revolution,' in my humble opinion, is trying to promote the latter, accepting sin into the churches, so we can reach them for Christ. Unfortunately, although that sounds good in theory, it is flawed because sin begets more sin.

Concerning the sin of fornication in the church, the Apostle Paul warned in 1st Corinthians 5:6-7, “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Allowing open sin in any church is infectious, causing others to go into sin too. Hard Bible preaching drives unrepentant sinners away from church. Neo-evangelicals don't preach hard against sin, which is why they draw such large crowds. It is not because God is working, nor because the church is doing something right. Quite the contrast, the church is dropping the ball for God, drawing in worldly people to a worldly church, and that is not Bible Christianity.

Without Bible preaching that instills conviction over sin, and warns sinners of God's fiery judgment to come in the eternal Lake of Fire, we cannot reasonably expect lost sinners to want to be saved. All I keep hearing about the Asbury event is for people to “join the movement.” Dear reader, Jesus warned in John 3:3b, “Ye must be born again.”

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