This is the twenty-second installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a clip from a sermon preached by Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Steven Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. This sermon clip is rich in irony, complete with the uneducated Anderson giving his congregation a lesson in the Bible’s Greek language.
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He is such an attention whore…and it creeps me out how he and others like him gloat over the possibility of people going to hell…
I didn’t think people went either straight to hell or, indeed, straight to heaven, rather that they’d be resurrected or something at Judgement day?
I’ll admit that I have little knowledge of these details but I enjoy reading about the antics of buffoons like Anderson.
Correct. Orthodox Christianity teaches that people die and remain in the grave awaiting the resurrection of the dead. Once resurrected, every person will be judged according to their works and sent to the Lake of Fire or God’s eternal kingdom.
Evangelicals base their errant beliefs on one verse, the one where Paul says, absent from the body, present with the Lord. A great book on this subject is N.T. Wright’s book Surprised by Hope.
Rather makes a lie of those who claim to have seen Hell in near death or other visions.
Anderson’s god is a dick.
Anderson talking about the original greek is ridiculous given he is a King James only guy.
Newer translations that he despises like nrsv or esv are much closer to the Greek.
I have subtitles stuck on and it translated ‘prince did not go to hell cos he was a fornicator’ as ‘price did not go to hell cos he was a florida gator’. Ironically probably as much sense as what he us actually saying.