Monday, December 26, 2016

RC Sproul Jr., James White's Son-in-law Thad Pinch, and Clayton Jennings

2Pe 2:2  Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

RC Sproul Jr. has been caught by the arm of the law for violating multiple laws and most importantly, endangering other people's lives, namely his two children who were in the car with him while he was DUI by twice the law's limit. The report is here. His blood alcohol level was .175 and he failed the sobriety test, unable to walk without assistance and was driving erratically, at one point hitting a curb.

The article includes some information about Sproul's pattern of drinking and his identity with alcohol (he calls is a "freedom" which he has paraded around for decades).

Sproul Jr. was caught having set up an account at the adultery website Ashley Madison last year. He was suspended from Ligoniers for several months, but in July had resume teaching.

More history of Jr's drinking here.

Sproul Jr's defrocking because of fraud and spiritual abuse here.

James White of Alpha And Omega ministry and The Dividing Line online radio show:

As Christian Research News reports:

"In June, Christian News Network ran a piece entitled Tattoos For Jesus?  Group Raises Funds For “Church Plant” By Tattooing Members, Sampling Booz. The group mentioned is Apologia Church in Tempe, AZ.  JD Hall of Pulpit & Pen blogged about this in When “Reformed” Theology is a Cloak for Debauchery.  Seth Dunn of P&P followed up on JD’s article with A Dash of Discernment and a Pinch of Aggravation: James White and Daughter Respond to Negative Coverage of Apologia Church.  Dunn revealed the following..."

Further, according to Christian News Network:

One of the men at the center of a controversial online video featuring a young man obtaining a tattoo and vaping at a fundraising effort for the tattoo artist’s part in their group’s proposed church plant is now back in rehab after continued drug use, a public statement released by his elders outlines."The elders of Apologia became acquainted with the past sinful patterns in Thad’s life very early on,” the statement reads in part. “There were issues related to drug addiction and serial adultery that ultimately led to Thad going to a long-term Christian recovery program in Georgia."“Over the course of our time with them we had to confront instances of substance abuse which never ultimately stopped,” it outlines...Apologist James White, Pinch’s father-in-law, became especially vocal about the matter, advising that he had paid for Pinch’s tattoo, and that while he personally despises beer, he drinks part of a Smirnoff Ice each night as a sleep aid.End quote.
The elders at Apologia have advised Summer Pinch, the wife of Thad and daughter of James White, to divorce Thad:

"Pinch’s wife, Summer, co-hosts a theology podcast called “Sheologians,” which launched on iTunes on Sept. 29. On Sept. 30, she publicly posted to her personal Facebook page Apologia’s statement about the advisement to divorce."
CNN also further reported that Thad Pinch's father, Mike:

"He confirmed that his son, who had been in rehab approximately four years ago and had been involved at one point or another with bath salts, alcohol, cigarettes and vaping, went back went to rehab on Aug. 25 to obtain help for a continued drug addiction. Pinch stated that he had been concerned that the church environment Thad was in was not conducive to substance abuse recovery and regeneration.
James White's response is here.
The fact that leaders and parents are unwilling to see particular family members as unsaved while the evidence is clear, shows they have no discernment, no love for the soul of that person, no love for the Scriptures, no fear of God, and are violating the command to uphold the duties and obligations of the office of elder without partiality (1 Tim 5:21). 
1Jn 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7  but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 
1Jn 2:4  The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 
1Jn 2:5  but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 
1Jn 2:6  the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. 

Also, in other news, Christian News Network has reported:
"Tony Nolan, the mentor to celebrity preacher Clayton Jennings, who requested prayer for Jennings in the self-described evangelist’s “Confessions” video admitting to sexual indescretions [sic]while in ministry, has announced that Jennings has ended the “repentance and renewal process” with him and has decided to use secular damage control services instead. Jennings has also removed the video featuring Nolan from his social media pages."
No accountability for this rebel who's wise in his own eyes but has been revealed by God to be a man enslaved to sin and darkness. Why did anyone think he'd come to his sense? Because they were presuming he was saved. What he needs is salvation.

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