Updated: Sep 24
Pastor Steven Anderson is quite the controversial figure within Christianity. Many of his sermons not only are controversial, but take things WAY too far. He takes things so far that I'd say that he rivals Westborough Baptist with his hateful rhetoric.
While Pastor Anderson is the pastor of a fairly small church in Arizona, he often times gets widespread attention from the secular world. The problem with this is that non-Christians lump ALL believers in with these hateful groups, which cause harm to our ability to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel to the world.
Now, there's nothing wrong with being strong on what the Bible teaches. There's nothing wrong with boldly declaring the truth found in God's Word. With that said, the problem lies with incorporating hateful theology that is simply not found in Scripture, which is what Pastor Anderson does.
Pastor Anderson recently caught the attention of the Insane Clown Posse, who decided to feature some of the "highlights" of his sermons in one of their songs called The Truth. Now, ICP is an extremely vulgar music group that is about as unwholesome as they get. Their use of his sermons was nothing short of a hit piece against Christianity. It's no surprise that they oppose Christianity. However, we should not give the world fodder to jump all over by behaving in an un-Christlike manner in our unbiblical speech, as Pastor Anderson does.
Who would've thought that we'd see an Insane Clown Posse album featuring Pastor Steven Anderson? Let me remind you... it's 2020! Nothing surprises me anymore.
Here's his response to the song:
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