Michael Pearl Literally Judges Everyone Else’s Faith

Michael Pearl Literally Judges Everyone Else’s Faith February 26, 2020

Screen cap from No Greater Joy ministries of Michael and his amazing sin coat.

It’s that time of the year again, one of the roughly six times a year when Michael and Debi Pearl publish No Greater Joy magazine, a free floating smorgasbord of smug, demeaning, put everyone else in the world down advice. In the last few years, since Michael’s stroke, it’s taken some rather strange turns here. Michael has been mostly missing from the magazine and the ministry, even after that expensive and largely useless stem cell replacement procedure.

A quick side note about that stem cell places around the world that promote stem cell replacement to fix any number of things, from diabetes to strokes to asthma to MS. The FDA has been cracking down on the practitioners and referring people as well as the clinics because it’s placebo medicine that can kill you. Legitimate research facilities like Johns Hopkins suspended their trials on the SCR protocols because too many patients died, and too few got long lasting relief. Desperate people are fleeing to Russia and Central America and paying upwards of $100,000 for these SCR. No one knows what the long term outcomes will be either.

Okay, back to Michael. Debi’s been doing her best to try and keep the ministry afloat, writing most of the pieces in the magazine, and publishing her book on how she thinks brains work. It’s clearly not enough because Michael is back in the magazine in a big way. Most of the pieces are credited to him. Now that does not mean he’s better. These could just as easy be relabeled reprints, or unpublished long written materials.

This particular piece is just Michael judging everyone else as not a good enough Christian. Here’s his “list” It reads like if you are not going off the nutbar deep end into screaming scriptures are passerby’s on the street corner you’re not  a ‘real’ Christian.

  1. False converts avoid conversations about the Lord Jesus Christ. They will change the subject or make some judgment about another that diverts attention.

  2. They enjoy faulting others and feel a sense of relief when others prove to be hypocrites. Gossip gives them peace.

  3. They will usually go to church at the prescribed hour but avoid going to intense spiritual gatherings if they can do so without being singled out as disinterested.

  4. False converts do not have a burning desire to win others to Christ. They can spend time with a lost friend or relative without feeling a compelling need to pray, share Christ, and lead them to saving faith.

  5. In their secret thought life they do not dream of going to heaven and meeting the Savior face to face. If they are somehow forced to think about it, they do so with discomfort and lack of assurance.

  6. They do not have a desire to read the Word of God and learn more about their God and Savior.

  7. Their prayer life tends to be formal and regulated, not spontaneous and believing.

  8. They do not have a life of private worship, praise, and thanksgiving. They just do not love the very thought of God.

  9. In some cases, though not all, the false convert is known to live on the edge of worldliness. They secretly yearn for a more liberal, worldly lifestyle, but the Christian culture constrains them to walk a narrower path for reasons of self-interest.

  10. Others go to the opposite extreme: rather than flirt with worldliness, they are prominently pious, known to flaunt their personal convictions. They are known for exalting single issues like head coverings, women wearing pants, birth control, and affiliation with a particular denomination. Their zeal is a substitute for worship and love.

  11. When worldly minded false converts find themselves removed from the Christian culture and influence, as in the case of divorce, moving to a different location, suddenly coming into wealth with new friends, opportunities, and means, they find it easy to enjoy worldliness, feeling liberated for the first time.

  12. This list of thirteen signs of being a false convert leaves them feeling uncomfortable or critical of this article. Their tendency is not to share it with people they feel might be false converts, but to put it away and forget about it. “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).

  13. Their pride will not allow them to admit that they are lost sinners. Their reputation means more to them than actually being saved.

     

You just cannot win with Michael Pearl. It’s always your fault. This is spiritual abuse.

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