An unholy trinity at Brompton- apogee of the corruption of British 'evangelical' Anglicanism
'...there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.' 2 Peter 2.1b-2
Alpha, carnal worship, and gross doctrinal error.
1. The Alpha Course
Alpha purports to be evangelical, but it is defective in crucial respects. Unlike the Apostle who dared not neglect crucial elements of Divine doctrine (Acts 20.27). Alpha airbrushes away the dreadful power of Divine Holiness, the ugly depth and dimensions of human depravity, crucially it is silent about the character of heartfelt repentance (2 Cor.7.8-11), the wrath of God against sin, and fails to speak with clarity about eternal punishment.
These are all difficult and painful subjects, however it is a flatterer who neglects the difficult and focuses on the honeyed, and flatterer does not commend the compassion or the character of the speaker, on the contary it is a hallmark of an ensnarer (Prov.29.5).
Chris Hands' analysis of the Alpha Course
should be studied carefully, and there is a fuller work in print.
'For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.' 2 Tim.4.3
2. Carnal, sensual worship
The worship at HTB is indistinguishable from a nightclub. The focus on rhythm, strobes, darkness, lights, swaying and beat are all strong indications of worship more suitable for the Golden Calf or Baal
than the Lord Jesus Christ, Who repeatedly warned about sexual sin of the exact nature designed to be stirred up by such arrangements.
This is an extremely serious betrayal of the Lord's commands about reverent, humble adoration in trembling and godly fear (Ps.89.7, Act 5.11, 1 Cor.14.40 decently
, Heb.11.28-9, Rev.15.3-4) and true Christians ought to renounce and shun such practice completely and immediately.
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 2 Peter 2.19-22
3. The curse of new revelation and the Toronto 'Blessing', and its bedfellows, extreme liberal, ecumenical errors embraced
This testimony from Mark Mullins about the nature of HTB's progress
into the vile and dangerous folly of the Toronto Blessing is helpful.
He also documents the extreme error of some of the teachers invited into the pulpit since.
The position of St Mellitus College
, which HTB encourages is openly ecumenical towards Rome and the poisonous unbelief of liberal scoffers of the scripture, it is an evil place no discerning God fearing, Bible-believing Christian would be seen dead in.
'But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.' 2 Tim.3.13
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.' 2 Tim.5,7-8
This is not the way of the Lord Jesus Christ. Come humbly to His Word and seek Him, for His rest.
Taste and see that He is holy, pure and good, wholly separate from this corrupt generation of professing 'disciples' of His.
There will be fiery words to hear soon, especially for the leaders, who have known much better than this.