Oh my! I think I am just going to leave it at “oh my.”
Make that copyright.
I am wondering if there is an issue here concerning coptright infringement by using videos without the express permission of the church or it’s Pastor. Just a thought… Steve
The video and commentary on the video at YouTube falls under fair use.
I don’t think the issue is here is copyright. Clearly, the issue of the video is its unbiblical, man-made approach to preaching and evangelism. I don’t doubt the sincerity of Pastor Whitt’s burden for the lost, but the power of God is nowhere to be found in this video. It’s just a man with sappy background music manipulating hurting people to pray a prayer. Let’s take the apostle Paul’s approach. He too had a burden for the lost. How did he conduct his ministry? I think 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 wonderfully sums it up.
My guess is it will be the last one available without permission. I do not know why there is such vitriol toward Pastor Whitt. My 2 cents….
Fair use laws do not require permission from the author.
I understand you served with him as a fellow pastor. This post is not intended to be vitriolic but documentary in nature. I’m sure Pastor Whitt would find being compared to Finney a compliment as he has previously noted that he writes Finney quotes in the margins of his Bible.
That video reminds me of a story in ‘The Hammer of God’,( by Pastor Bo Giertz) where the young pastor tells an older pastor that he has just given his heart to Jesus.
The older pastor says (from my memory) something like, ‘Well…isn’t that great. I’m sure Jesus is thrilled. What would He want with your heart?’
Then the old pastor goes on to describe Jesus as the guy who walks along the road with a pointy stick. Spotting old, rusty, discarded tin cans in the dirt and then piercing them with his stick and putting them into His sack.
The two most commonly used verbs in the New Testament to describe the beginning of the Christian life, are “called” and “chosen”.
The words ‘come forward for Jesus’, ‘make a decision for Jesus’, ‘accept Jesus’ do not appear in the New Testament.
Thanks, very much.
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