The laying on of hands happened months ago, and most of you have probably forgotten about it. But I haven’t. It took me this long to really put to words my objection to watching Madea’s and T. Dexter’s antics, antics that displayed a complete disregard for God and His holiness.
It wasn’t presumptuous. Well, it was presumptuous. But it was much more, much worse than that. Saul’s action after Samuel told him to wait until Samuel had offered a sacrifice before going into battle was presumptuous. And that presumption cost Saul his kingdom. (1 Samuel 13:7-14) But again, this goes beyond presumption.
Consider who was involved in this much discussed event. T. Dexter (a man who only recently “figured out” that God is triune in nature) and Tyler Perry, the creator of Madea and Mr. Deed, the main character who decides to travel across Africa with his mistress and her daughter.
Tyler Perry consistently turns out movies that either denigrate the Church or present a world view that is exactly opposed to even an approximation of holiness before God. T. Dexter is, at best, disingenuous and at worst deceptive.
T. Dexter denies being a prosperity preacher, yet continues to preach word of faith doctrine. He seems pretty determined to feminize men with such concepts as he-motions, dancing in the aisles (like a woman) and general feminization of the male characteristics.
Laying on of hands is a dead serious act. It is used to appoint elders and deacons within the church. In Acts 19:6, with the spreading of Christianity, it was used in Ephesus to demonstrate that Christianity is indeed to be preached to the Gentiles without the need to become a Christian first. In Ephesus, it was performed by an Apostle and validated the idea that Christianity is to be preached to the uttermost parts of the world. These are not trivialities. At all times it is a solemn action.
At best, the behavior of these two men was nothing short of a mockery.
Here’s the event I am talking about starting at about 3:12 so you can avoid listening to Tyler Perry let us know how much money he’s giving to one of the project TPH has going.
When asked about the event, the best T. Dexter could come up with was saying that he didn’t know what had happened. I suspect the falling out was nothing more than theatre for the benefit of the men and women (the sheeple) who are a part of the crowd there at The Potter’s House. This seems a lot more likely if you notice some hefty men stand behind T. Dexter before Perry got there. They wouldn’t want the Right Reverend to fall on his…um…derriere right in front of everybody, now would they?
So here we have a fornicator (remember, a while back Tyler Perry was in a panic because he thought his girlfriend might be pregnant). Now, correct me if I am wrong, but for the most part, there ain’t but one way for a woman to get pregnant, and it’s not from sitting on a toilet seat. So now, this guy gets up in front of the crowd and lets everyone know he’s giving TPH a million dollars. He even starts speaking in “tongues” and speaking of hearing from God. Then around 3:10 he makes the astounding statement that “in order for me to blessed, my haters have to be present.” An interesting interpretation/application of Psalm 23.
But, as if to put icing on the cake, the praise lady starts screeching about Jakes pushing so he could have his baby. Huh?!?! Did I mention that Jakes seems set on feminizing men? (See 3:54)
And all this time the crowd is going wild, jumping pews, dancing in the aisles and generally having a fit.
God does not like being mocked. In the Old Testament God struck a couple of dudes dead because they offered up a strange fire. (Lev 10:1-2) And these two were sons of Aaron. Definitely an indicator that God is not a respecter of persons. Galatians, a little more gently, clearly indicates that God will not be mocked. Galatians 6:7 states that whatever corruption you sow to, it is that corruption that you will reap from.
These two clowns, apparently more than willing to mock God for a tax write-off, a little publicity, and some money have put themselves in the position of being opposed to God. No, they’re not saying “I am opposed to God.” Instead, they are doing the very things God tells us not to do, behaving as if they are being obedient to God.
Elders are to lay hands. And elders are to have a good reputation. They are to be able to defend the faith. They are to turn people away from bad doctrine. Neither Tyler P. nor Thomas D. is doing any of this.
I watch these men strut about, playing at Christianity and it saddens me to think of the damage they are doing to Christianity and the people whose faith they are wrecking.
Bottom line: Stay away from these men. They are religious. They are not godly. Stay away from these men. They are pretenders, using the sheeple (as dumb as some of them may be) for their own purposes. They are mockers .(2 Peter 3:3) No, they are not denying the return of Christ, but watch some of the movies and plays he has produced. They are definitely following after their own lusts.