This guy gives me the creeps...

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InSlaveryToChrist

Puritan Board Junior
Jesse Morrell, a well-known open air preacher, at his worst:

[video=youtube;QSTa3uGdbhY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSTa3uGdbhY&feature=channel_video_title[/video]

Here is a line that I found absolutely hilarious (9:04 - 9:20):

"To say that we need the imputed righteousness of Christ to be transferred to our account in order to be justified is to say that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is not enough or that it is not sufficient for our justification."

:rofl:
 

fredtgreco

Vanilla Westminsterian
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His statements after 9:20 prove he does not understand how God can be "just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus" (Rom. 3:26). If God justifies the sinner without righteousness, He is unjust. The central truth of the gospel is not that we are unrighteous when justified, but that the unrighteous are given the righteousness of another that we do not deserve.
 

TimV

Puritanboard Botanist
Amazing how one can read Matthew 5:20 and think it's attainable without the imputed righteousness of Christ.
 

au5t1n

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
He has preached on my campus a couple times. He draws large crowds of students. It's a shame they don't know he's an open theist and a sinless perfectionist and that most Christians would consider him a heretic. They just think he's an evangelical.

This is him preaching on my campus and getting slapped. I was passing by when this happened:

[video=youtube;qjzVgrIKUy4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjzVgrIKUy4[/video]]
 

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
We used to have a guy who would come to campus when I was in college and do this same sort of thing. He was deliberately provocative like this guy. Brother Jim was his name. He would say suggestive things and make suggestive gestures just to get a reaction from the crowd. One of the differences is that Brother Jim railed against Van Halen and this guy against "gangsta rap." He was actually worse than this guy. But they both have their reward.
 

Backwoods Presbyterian

Puritanboard Amanuensis
Similar guy is out at Penn State every day when class is in session.

[video=youtube;KS9dhSY2f3g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9dhSY2f3g[/video]

At Pitt the "Jews for Jesus" folks were there every week passing out Literature. I don't remember them ever actually preaching. For those who may not know Pittsburgh has a very large Jewish population.
 

GulfCoast Presbyterian

Puritan Board Junior
We used to have a guy who would come to campus when I was in college and do this same sort of thing. He was deliberately provocative like this guy. Brother Jim was his name. He would say suggestive things and make suggestive gestures just to get a reaction from the crowd. One of the differences is that Brother Jim railed against Van Halen and this guy against "gangsta rap." He was actually worse than this guy. But they both have their reward.
That is Jim Gilles! He and I heckled each other mercilessly when he would show up at Ole Miss. He claimed to be a "born again virgin" and all other sorts of insanity. He was big into railing against "sorority whores" and "frat boy homosexuals" in that era. I thought he clearly knew better, and was being intentionally provacative in order to draw a crowd. It was what I call "high quality low quality entertainment" but not preaching the gospel.
 

InSlaveryToChrist

Puritan Board Junior
As we are talking about perfectionists, I cannot help myself to show you this guy (although he is a Freemason):

[video=youtube;9Q1hnkp5Zqw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q1hnkp5Zqw[/video]

Try not to laugh! :lol:
 

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
We used to have a guy who would come to campus when I was in college and do this same sort of thing. He was deliberately provocative like this guy. Brother Jim was his name. He would say suggestive things and make suggestive gestures just to get a reaction from the crowd. One of the differences is that Brother Jim railed against Van Halen and this guy against "gangsta rap." He was actually worse than this guy. But they both have their reward.
That is Jim Gilles! He and I heckled each other mercilessly when he would show up at Ole Miss. He claimed to be a "born again virgin" and all other sorts of insanity. He was big into railing against "sorority whores" and "frat boy homosexuals" in that era. I thought he clearly knew better, and was being intentionally provacative in order to draw a crowd. It was what I call "high quality low quality entertainment" but not preaching the gospel.
Yes, that's him! Claimed to have gotten saved at a Van Halen concert. But this was so "back in the day" that it was when David Lee Roth was the lead singer!
 

GulfCoast Presbyterian

Puritan Board Junior
Yes! He was the first guy that I ever heard use the "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" line. I wonder if he is still out there doing the same routine 25 years later?
 

LawrenceU

Puritan Board Doctor
The first guy reminds me of a young version of the fellow that takes the opposing corner at Cathedral Square. He is down there almost every time I preach. By opposing I don't mean geographically alone.
 

InSlaveryToChrist

Puritan Board Junior
At his worst? Does he have any clips that could be defined as "At his best"?
Well, in a sense, yes. Here it's the subject matter that determines how seriously bad one's preaching is. I'd not regard it as serious an error to fail to understand eschatology as to fail to understand soteriology.

But if you wondered if Morrell could be said to have been "at his best" in regards to soteriology, I cannot tell, but I'd guess that since he's so adamant of his beliefs, his soteriology can only go to the worse.
 

Zach

Puritan Board Junior
Similar guy is out at Penn State every day when class is in session.

[video=youtube;KS9dhSY2f3g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9dhSY2f3g[/video]

At Pitt the "Jews for Jesus" folks were there every week passing out Literature. I don't remember them ever actually preaching. For those who may not know Pittsburgh has a very large Jewish population.
Just want to make a correction. The guy in the video, "brother Cope", is not actually here anymore. I never even got to hear his nonsense, but our one staff member heard him claim once that he had killed 67 people through the power of prayer.

We now have Gary, also known as the Willard Preacher, who is Eastern Orthodox and far kinder to students. He's very quiet and just does his thing and is very open to dialogue when people ask questions. He actually has a heart for students, rather than a desire to be as loud as possible. I've never gotten to talk to him, but have been meaning to for awhile.
 
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