Carl Lentz is the lead pastor of the seeker-friendly prosperity church New York City branch. Lentz, who recently announced that his church is “not anti-LGBT” and that everyone is welcome, including unrepentant sinners, is now praising Steven Furtick, the founder and pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC.
Steven Furtick, who recently admitted that his church lies about baptism numbers, has made a number of controversial claims about God, including that Jesus committed sin, that God doesn’t have the power to override your unbelief, and that Jesus is “sneaky.” He preaches a charismatic-inspired prosperity gospel, regularly twists Scripture — including reading himself into it — and has even preached from non-existent Bible verses.
In short, Steven Furtick is a false teacher.
Carl Lentz had nothing but grand accolades to say about him, however, stating “your church and your life are such good examples of what happens when you mix unadulterated focus on JESUS, ferocious faith and availability with the grace of God.. absolutely anything is possible..”