The largest religion in the United States is the Branch Covidian cult. And quite frankly, not enough Christian ministries are doing any sort of apologetics against this false gospel. So there is no time like the present to show an example of the logical conclusion of what a Branch Covidian church sounds like on a Sunday morning. This sermons from Washington Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was preached September 12th, 2021, and went viral thanks of Woke Preacher Clips.
The Disciple of Christ is a woke denomination that already preached a false gospel before adopting another false gospel with their number one priority of being “anti-racist.” The “pastor” delivering this sermon, Nathan Russell is extremely effeminate and probably a homosexual.
Earlier in the sermon, not captured on the Evangelical Dark Web video he gives a universalist prayer. The sermon was on Mark 8:27-39. It begins with a COVID story involving the cult congregation that interrupted his vacation in a different state. Nathan Russell then delivers TikTok level jokes as he butchers his way through the text. Ultimately he immaturely explains that Jesus is on a road trip playing car games with His disciples.
27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.” 29 And He continued by questioning them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter *answered and *said to Him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And He warned them to tell no one about Him.
31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and *said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”
34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 35 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? 37 For what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
This culminates into Russell directly applying the climax of this passage to say that in order to follow Christ you must put on a mask and take the vaccine. Note: he’s not preaching this sermon with a mask on.
“For anyone who wants to save their life,” Jesus says, “they’ll lose it. And anyone who loses their life for my sake and for the sake of the gospel will save it.” If this episode were to happen today, September the 12th, 2021, here’s how I think it would go: “If anyone wants to become my follower, then get your vaccination and find a mask and wear it, over your nose and your mouth, and follow me.”
This is clear heresy as he is adding works to the gospel. He continues:
But as we’ve seen in our national discourse, people would come up to Jesus and rebuke him with a conversation about rights. Individual rights. What do we think Jesus would say in response to those trying to teach him a lesson about rights? When he said “Get behind me, Satan.” Now, if you go home and you call your friends who are unvaccinated and say that you heard in church earlier today that they are saying, uh-uh, don’t you dare try it. It won’t go well for you or them. You may be crucified. I want to be clear that I’m not calling anyone the devil in this sermon. However, when the ideas of individualism and isolationism come at the expense of accountability and communal responsibility, we know that people are putting their minds not on divine things but human things. Such desires are antagonistic and adversarial to the purposes of God at work in the world. And those antithetical attributes, like names, they have power, too. They’re contagious. They’re infectious. They kill, steal, and destroy. A vaccine and a mask are minimal requisites for anyone who would wish to follow Jesus. And if that’s difficult to swallow, well, let me tell you what Jesus actually said, what Jesus requires of people who follow him. It’s far more consequential and costly to oneself than a vaccine or a mask will ever be.
This may seem like an extreme example, but this Branch Covidian preacher is more honest than a David Platt or Rick Warren.
If this church is a ten on a scale of one to ten, what does a church that’s a five look like? In the video, I explain how a local church in Maryland was reaching out to their volunteers to help them take advantage of Maryland’s deviant, vocation based, rollout schedule by exaggerating the role their volunteers played in the church so that they could get ahead in line.
Moreover, we were constantly inundated with textual abuse of “love your neighbor” when Scripture commands us to “love our neighbor as our selves. In leaving out the key standard of God’s law, the Branch Covidians in churches all around us inserted masks, lockdowns, social distancing, and vaccines as loving your neighbor. This Satanic twisting of Scripture has compromised many previously faithful assemblies into closing their churches and imposing unbiblical barriers to worship. And it is legion.
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