I’ve been dealing with the ideas of Steven Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. I have listened to most of his Post Trib Prophecy Conference on YouTube. I have been emailing back and forth with one of the main speakers for the last week. I have had it up to here with them.
This is an interesting idea I read about yesterday and I think it fits Andersonites. Sorry for the bad words. It is called Bul****t Asymmetry Principle. Wikipedia says this:
“Bull**it asymmetry principle: Publicly formulated the first time in January 2013 by Alberto Brandolini, an Italian programmer, the bull**it asymmetry principle (also known as Brandolini’s law) states that:
The amount of energy needed to refute bul**hit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.
It became especially popular after a picture of a presentation by Brandolini at XP2014 on May 30, 2014, was posted on Twitter. Brandolini was inspired by reading Daniel Kahneman‘s Thinking, Fast and Slow right before watching an Italian political talk show with journalist Marco Travaglio and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attacking each other. A similar concept, the “bul**hit mountain theory”, was formulated by the Italian blogger Uriel Fanelli in 2010, roughly stating the same sentence.
Brandolini’s law emphasizes the difficulty of debunking bul**hit. In contrast, the faster propagation of bu***hit is an old proverb: “a lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on”.”
This fits Anderson and his Holocaust Denial, his anti-dispensationalism, and everything else. The group systematically invents new interpretations of Scripture that are so warped that a whole 500 page book is necessary to refute them. It is not constructive.
The only reason these issues should be addressed is because of what is at stake. Young kids raised in Baptist Churches were never given doctrine, but they are saved. They see that there is more out there than their little country church and they desire it, because the Holy Spirit is pushing them.
He’s tough and young and preaches with conviction. He attracts that type of person who has never disciplined himself to listen carefully to words. Like JWs and Mormons attract other types. But the problem is that Anderson is a heretic. He teaches a form of Replacement Theology where the promises of the Jews go to the church. I would say us, but they say that no dispensationalists are saved… And people don’t catch his heresies because he words everything very deceptively.
But he has one MAJOR problem. If the promises are now to us, then we need to go take what is rightfully ours. Gen 15:18-21 says, “In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”
If they’re right and we are the seed, then lets go get that real estate. It’s ours. The fact that Andersonites don’t take the Land proves they don’t really believe it. They are without a doubt, controlled opposition. But that is not a topic for the internet…