Ex-Preacher claims he tried believing the Bible, But “It’s Just Not True”

 His rants can be witnessed throughout YouTube as he gains a new type of crowd using “preacher skills” learned from his time as a pastor. He accepts praises and exhalations from the people no doubt making him more famous than he ever could’ve been as a preacher,[who ever heard of him before now?] even convincing his followers to give him “donations”.  

One Christmas Day, Kevin Wesley posted a question on Facebook that you don’t always expect from a pastor: “What if the bible, is NOT the word of God?”

A day later, he made a video elaborating on that idea leaving the impression that he no longer believes in God,the son of God or the bible. In one of his most recent Youtube lives  he stated that God doesnt exist, there is no son of God and the “characters” in the bible are all fabricated while wearing the ankh of Pharaoh cross and an elephant pendent around his neck.  His rants can be witnessed throughout YouTube as he gains a new type of crowd using “preacher skills” learned from his time as a pastor. He accepts praises and exhalations from the people no doubt making him more famous now than he ever could’ve been as a preacher,[who ever heard of him before now?] even convincing his followers to give him “donations”.  

I put up a post yesterday on Facebook that said, “What if the Bible is not the word of God?” Needless to say, people were appalled by — disgusted even… I’m quoting them, okay?

They said they’ve seen me preach, they have seen me cry, they have seen me minister, they have seen me with my hands raised, loving Jesus. And that’s true. I was a preacher. I was a minister. I was a dancer. All these things. I was a gospel rapper.

But if I can do all these things, and you witnessed my sincerity while I was doing these things, don’t you think I must have came across something sincere? Something that’s so valid that it shook my belief, even when I didn’t want it to?

So you say you’re going to pray for me. You don’t think I’ve prayed? You don’t think I’ve begged this Jesus I grew up believing in to just show me the validity? You don’t think I researched and tried to prove that this Bible was no doubt the inspired word of God?

I tried. And it’s just not true. Okay?

So [there] comes a time in every man’s life when he has to make a choice. I understand there’s a lot of people who saw me be Christian, who saw me love Jesus, pray to Jesus, worship Jesus. I understand that. But to all of you people that I love dearly, I have to tell you: I am making a choice to stand on what I now know to be truth. And if you don’t wanna be my friend anymore, then you were never my friend to begin with…

Wesley then rattled off a brief list of why he doesn’t accept the Bible (or the characters in it) as true. Historical evidence, for example, doesn’t back up biblical stories. The fossil record doesn’t match up with what we’d expect from a recent global flood. There were civilizations and relics that existed long before the biblical “Adam” was ever created.

 

Dear Christian: Stand for the Flag, but Please Don’t Worship it

Derek Wolfe stood for the anthem, and he defended himself by saying, “I respect the men who died in real battles so I have the freedom to battle on the field.”

Yesterday saw another round of National Anthem and flag protests at football games.  Vice President Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game after several visiting San Francisco 49er players took a knee before the game.

NFL teams are finding ways to put together a cohesive message, a workaround to this PR mess. Some teams are staying in the locker room. Some are kneeling at first, and then standing as if they are at Catholic mass.

Some performers are even taking knees while performing the anthem.

Dallas Cowboy Owner Jerry Jones has simply told his players they must stand, or be benched. 

Predictably, viewership and attendance are taking a beating. I think people watch football to escape politics. It’s supposed to be entertainment.

A right to protest

The original knee taken by Colin Kapernick  was to protest police confrontations with African Americans. This latest round seems more pointed to the President, who unwisely took on the NFL and suggested owners fire players who don’t choose to stand for the flag.

As a PR professional, I would recommend to NFL players that they find another way to protest, to lift their voices. Not standing for America’s National anthem sends an unfortunate message that is being interpreted as disrespect for those who fought for it.  These current protests “muddy the message.”

The President by calling out the NFL has only impassioned those who already opposed him. There are great numbers of players who are not necessarily protesting social issues, rather they are angry that their freedom to speak out was challenged. My advice to Pres. Trump is, “Don’t openly challenge 300 pound men who make their living playing a violent game.”

Denver Bronco Derek Wolfe stood for the anthem, and he defended himself by saying, “I respect the men who died in real battles so I have the freedom to battle on the field.”

The players have a right to kneel. The President has a right to speak. And fans have a right to not watch anymore.  

Yesterday saw another round of National Anthem and flag protests at football games.  Vice President Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game after several visiting San Francisco 49er players took a knee before the game.

NFL teams are finding ways to put together a cohesive message, a workaround to this PR mess. Some teams are staying in the locker room. Some are kneeling at first, and then standing as if they are at Catholic mass.

Some performers are even taking knees while performing the anthem.

Dallas Cowboy Owner Jerry Jones has simply told his players they must stand, or be benched. 

Predictably, viewership and attendance are taking a beating. I think people watch football to escape politics. It’s supposed to be entertainment.

A right to protest

The original knee taken by Colin Kapernick  was to protest police confrontations with African Americans. This latest round seems more pointed to the President, who unwisely took on the NFL and suggested owners fire players who don’t choose to stand for the flag.

As a PR professional, I would recommend to NFL players that they find another way to protest, to lift their voices. Not standing for America’s National anthem sends an unfortunate message that is being interpreted as disrespect for those who fought for itThese current protests “muddy the message.”

The President by calling out the NFL has only impassioned those who already opposed him. There are great numbers of players who are not necessarily protesting social issues, rather they are angry that their freedom to speak out was challenged. My advice to Pres. Trump is, “Don’t openly challenge 300 pound men who make their living playing a violent game.”

Denver Bronco Derek Wolfe stood for the anthem, and he defended himself by saying, “I respect the men who died in real battles so I have the freedom to battle on the field.”

The players have a right to kneel. The President has a right to speak. And fans have a right to not watch anymore.

[written by DAVID RUPERT]