Notorious heretic, Steven Furtick, continues to deny the Scriptures to appease the ears of men while preaching stuff he makes up rather than derives from the Scriptures.
In his latest tirade against biblical teachings, in contradiction to 2 Corinthians 5:17–which says that anyone who is in Christ is a new creation and that the old has passed away–Furtick asserts that that instead, God doesn’t make us new, but simply reveals who we were all along.
Of course, the Scriptures have already revealed who we were all along. Romans 1 calls us insolent, haughty, haters of God. 1 Corinthians 6 says a lot about who we “once were” before being saved by Christ. And Romans 5 clearly teaches that we’re born sinners in rebellion against God–which is why we must be born again (John 3:3-5).