A Cautionary Tale

From the Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. – A once prominent leader in the charismatic movement has been forced to shut down his church in the wake of a radical change in his theological beliefs.

Eight years ago, Bishop Carlton Pearson’s Higher Dimensions Church had about 6,000 members. He served as a guest host on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, was a member of the Oral Roberts University board of trustees, and was among group of black religious leaders who advised President-elect George W. Bush after the 2000 election.

But Pearson then began preaching that everyone goes to heaven, a theology he calls “the gospel of inclusion.” Not long after, evangelical leaders rejected Pearson, the membership in his church fell to a few hundred, and the church’s property was lost in foreclosure.
Its few remaining members have now been merged into a Unitarian congregation.

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I'm originally from Scotland and have been a Presbyterian pastor for over twenty years. I live in Knoxville, TN. I enjoy art as a means of therapy, but also as a creative way to strengthen my spiritual connection to God.
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