Posted by: reformbama | August 25, 2013

Matt Pitt Redux Part 1

If you have ever doubted Matt Pitt’s status of a cult leader doubt no more.

After his second arrest, in which he ran from the law and jumped off of a cliff, the cult followers are still chanting “Matt Pitt is my hero!” Some kind of hero you have there.
All the cult followers seem to think because he is an (I use this term verrry loosely) “evangelist” that he should be let off the hook. Chanting “Not perfect, just forgiven” (<— more on this later)
Would you cut a child molester the same slack and let him watch your children?

Would you call people out for “judging” a child molester?

Check out this interview with Piit by NBC 13. I would love for any of his cult followers defend or at least explain what Pitt said in this interview. Like the lies he told in it, and the Egypt thing.
Instead of turning himself in and face the charges like a real humble man of God, he hits the interview circuit blaming everybody but his self (providing zero evidence), and leaving his wife deal with deputies executing an arrest warrant.

False Teachers seem true and even do good things:

Christ is not ashamed to call the poorest saints “brethren,” but He despises to have His name seen upon a rotten-hearted hypocrite (Hebrews 2:11). Of all sinners the hypocrite does the most harm in this world and therefore will have the most torment in the other world. And yet it is religion which has constantly proved to be the most effective bait of hypocrites, as they seek to snare others into their error and sin while posing as children of God.

Ehud, for example, could not have chosen a better key to open the doors into King Eglon’s presence than to say he had brought a message from God. This caused such expectation and confidence that Eglon welcomed him. When the two were alone, the king rose to hear the Word of the Lord from the deceiver–but what he received was a brutal death (Judges 3:14-30).

I confess the hypocrite may act his part so well that he may accidentally do some good. His glistening profession, heavenly speech, and eloquent preaching might bring to the sincere seeker a message of real comfort. Like an actor at center stage who stirs up passion in the audience by counterfeit tears, the hypocrite, playing his religious role, may temporally spark the believer’s true graces. But that is when the Christian may be in the most serious danger, for he will not readily suspect the person who once helped him spiritually.

It would have been far better had Sisea the Canaanite done without Jael’s butter and milk than to be nailed to the tent floor, having been fooled by that woman’s seeming hospitality. Thus it is to our advantage not to sample free gifts and give-away graces of stage play saints, applauding and drinking ourselves drunk with their admiration. Sometimes a calculated distance from the hypocrite is the safest way to avoid having our heads nailed by errors. – William Gurnall

BTW, my post on the Basement’s error filled statement of faith must have got to them. They changed it. Wish I knew when they did it. They went and copied your standard SOF from some church site.

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  1. The blazen arrogance and hypocrisy of Pitt made you crack the wall of silence…

  2. I agree. And I’m glad you cracked your wall of silence too. 🙂

  3. This Matt Pitt guy, I remember him coming to my city a few years ago, and many leaders in my area were all pretty enamored with his testimony and success. At the time he was attracting thousands to his Basement events and had landed a few prominent interviews on networks like CBN, TBN, and INSP.

    I heard him speak on his visit to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and remember looking around and seeing all the employees in awe and proclaiming he was the next big thing. I always felt like something about him was not “all there” and even got into a few discussions about his background and what he was doing, only to be reprimanded for judging something God was doing.

    He was a drug addict who came from nowhere. He got saved, radically saved. I don’t doubt that Jesus changed him, but the problem was that he had no one above him, no submission to authority/leadership. I always question this sort of thing because it leaves no accountability. The Christian world was looking at the externals, the numbers, the crowds… and they weren’t looking at the heart of the man. I watched a few videos and it seem like the hype was in the music, the lights, how loud they could be… I didn’t see or feel anything holy about the experience, except for a few mentions of God while they were shouting.

    This man is on a downward spiral because he lost track of pointing to Jesus… he got into making a name for himself and his ministry, getting himself out there, becoming known, the numbers. You can hear it when he speaks. Now in this last arrest, he is blaming everyone, except himself. Pride comes before the fall. Again, I am not trying to attack him, just pointing out the obvious. The Lord can still use him but it will take some humbling and maybe even him losing everything he’s gained the past 7 years.

    • Thank you for stopping by Red. I have issues with his testimony. I’ll be writing about that tomorrow. No doubt that he can be used.


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