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Sunday, November 16, 2014

He Said That? Pt 2

In the previous post, we quoted Star Scott expressing his belief that he is always right and you are always wrong even when you may be right and he may be wrong. He attributes his "infallible rightness" to his position as an elder and your "defiant wrongness" to your position as a subordinate. In this post, we look at two additional quotes from Star Scott's teachings that reinforce his belief that he is alway right and the rest of us are always wrong (and the women are not only wrong but evil).

"I don't think we are the only ones ones who are right; but I think we're right, amen? When I share with somebody, there is no question  in my mind that  I'm right and they're wrong if we disagree." (A Little Leaven Pt 1 2008)


In context, Star Scott used the example of healing to illustrate why he is right and others are wrong. Someone is saying it is not God's will to be healed and Scott says of course it is - so therefore I am right and they are wrong. His "example" was limited to a clear biblical truth that the majority of bible believing Christians would agree with. But what was communicated? He uses an obvious example  to prove his point that he is always right and you are always wrong. In addition, he starts the comment saying WE are always right and ends it by saying "I'M  right". The congregation once again hears Star Scott's declaration of his innate rightness and position of authority.

Not only does Star Scott spend a lot of time reinforcing his superiority, he also communicates messages "between the lines". 

Please note the following conversation between Star Scott and his wife:

"I asked Greer this morning, "How would you summarize the message of the last six months? What have you heard over the last six months of our teachings? She thought for a minute, she said", "women are evil....I know that's how a woman is hearing it." (Ezra and Nehemiah Dec 2008)

Even Greer recognizes that the people, specifically the women, are hearing something other than what was being preached. Should not a pastor have grave concern if the message he is preaching is perceived as something entirely different? Apparently not Star Scott - he continued this message for six months.

Star Scott has long been known for exaggeration. In many ways we gave a pass to him - writing it off as "you know how Pastor Scott is - he exaggerates for effect". But that is exactly the point - he uses exaggeration to get across his hidden message. In this case, women are either seen as evil or at least suspect of being evil. Women apparently absorbed a message for at least 6 months that they are evil.   And it is not just the women hearing that they are evil, their husbands are hearing the same hidden message. (not to mention their children). Because they are now labeled "evil", women are less likely to speak, to ask questions, give their opinions, or disagree. And underlying all teachings is the ongoing message from Star Scott that he is ALWAYS RIGHT and SUPERIOR.

  • But the wisdom from above is first  pure, then peaceable, gentle and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.  James 3:17
  • For by grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought...Romans 12:3
  • He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness, deceit. The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.   Proverbs 12:17,18
  • For such people are not serving our Lord Jesus, but their own appetites.  By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.  Romans 16:18
Communicating the Word of God should be dependent upon speaking the word with purity, allowing the Holy Spirit to bring the message to each heart. It should not be done with exaggeration or with hidden messages, or with insistence on receiving the word from a superior vessel, i.e. Star Scott. The next post will highlight a couple of comments made by Star Scott that speak of his ability to hear the Word in ways that the rest of us just cannot achieve.  







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