Andy Stanley, son of famous pastor Charles Stanley, is a serial blasphemer and idolater who twists God’s Word — whenever he even discusses it — and uses it to create a false church built around a false gospel and a false Jesus.
The historic Church has always understood that God’s purpose in creation was His own glory and that the chief end of man was to glorify God. Instead, Andy Stanley says that instead of us being created for God, God is here for us. Stanley has shown himself to hate God’s law and the Scriptures are clear that those who hate God’s law actually hate God (Romans 3:31, Titus 2:11-12, Matthew 5:17-19, etc.).
Andy Stanley says that God loves us more than he even loves his commandments and that God didn’t create us so we could obey him in opposition to Ephesians 2:10,
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Um, no. God does not love us more than He loves His commandments because His commandments are His Word and His Word is His Son, Jesus. Further, God cannot be separated from His law because His law is a reflection of His nature.
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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.John 1:1;14
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Stanley spent the entire sermon talking about how God’s law was never important and God never really cared about it all that much anyway and how God is for us instead of the other way around.
…and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”Matthew 3:17