What To Do With Romans?

Apparently we are to burn it.

File this under “Internet Cracks”…or “Very, Very Bad Hermeneutics”.

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.  “Pastor” Harry Walther of The Church of Philadelphia-Internet believes the Paul’s Letter to the Romans should be “torn from the Bible and burned.

I am not sure if Paul actually wrote the Book of Romans as we read it today, if someone changed his writing or if the entire Book of Romans is a forgery?  What I do know is this New Testament book is demonic, wrong and a source of confusion, doubt and evil to all who read it.

As Christians study the Bible, they read The Gospels and in general it makes sense to them.  They they come upon the Book of Romans and everything goes wrong.  much of what The Book of Romans says contradicts much of what JESUS taught and we are left with confusion and chaos, WHICH ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE, JESUS or Romans?

The Book of Romans even contradicts much of what Paul wrote in his letters to the Corinthians, Thessolonians, Galatians, Collosians, and Ephesians.

Now, I’m not sure where this guy studied hermeneutics…but…wow…just wow!

First off, Romans is a letter…but that’s just me being nit-picky.  Also, it’s Thessalonians…with an and Colossians…one l, two s’s.  But that’s not the disturbing stuff.  The fact that this “pastor” wants us to tear out Romans from our Bibles should automatically raise up a red flag.

From what does Walther base his conclusion one?

Examples: Chapter Nine of Romans, wrongly denies Free Will, Chapter 10 distorts Salvation into a false belief system and chapter 13 Justifies wicked rulers as infallible, “ministers of God”.

What follows is an example of very, very bad hermeneutics.  And what’s really disturbing is there are people out there that believe this nut.  An acquaintance of mine said she was involved in a discussion of Facebook about this very topic…and the individual she was talking to bought this nonsense hook, line, and sinker.  Walther is promoting a very dangerous and heretical hermeneutic…and doing so to the damnation of others.

You can check out the rest of Walther’s site, satansrapture.com (The name alone should send up more red flags.)

Being Lutheran, I couldn’t help myself from commenting on this site.  Walther states,

Baptists, Evangelicals and Lutherans say that Romans has a “perfect flow and harmony” with The Gospels, but it is clear they are living in a delusionary fairy tale and are not honest with themselves, with their faith and their study of The Bible.

It’s hard to take this guy seriously…with all the spelling and grammar mistakes on the site.  But people do.  It’s a dangerous game they are playing.  This is a modern day heresy that needs to be fought.  The nonsense spouted off by this “pastor” is leading people away from Christ, not to Him.

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12 Replies to “What To Do With Romans?”

  1. This is scary stuff.

    But it's the same kind of thing that you get from a lot of people out to fix the Word of God … in many cases, they decide to add to it (TV “prophets” and their “new words from God,” the Book of Mormon, etc.). In some cases, they take the razor to parts they don't like (Thomas Jefferson, the Conservative Bible Project).

    This is about the heaviest hand I've seen, actually taking on an entire epistle and declaring it demonic, but it's really only a step beyond those things …

  2. I would like to thank Craig for ruining my Sunday….

    I am just amazed at this – but really, aren't people doing this all the time, even subconsciously?

  3. His main page predicts he is going to win a mega lottery in 2010. What use will that be if the world is ending on 22 Dec 2012 as his doomsday clock predicts? And he seems obsessed with Santa.

  4. Joel,

    My goal wasn't to ruin your Sunday. I am trying to raise awareness of a dangerous sect of “Christianity” (I use the term loosely here). I wish this was an isolated case, but sadly it isn't. There are many more like Walther out there who not only preach a Gospel of hate, but also preach against orthodox Christianity.

    We have much to be happy and thankful for…today is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church.

  5. Craig, I hope you caught my humor, my friend. 🙂

    No, you are correct – too many people out there using 'Christ' to preach against Him and His Church.

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