Google+ Followers

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The day Rapper Shai Linne Explains Why He Named Names in 'Fal$e Teacher$'



 

Rapper Shai Linne Explains Why He Named Names in 'Fal$e Teacher$'


By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor

April 28, 2013|1:36 pm
Rapper Shai Linne, who criticized the "prosperity gospel" and identified popular televangelists like Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Paula White and Benny Hinn as its preachers in his new song "Fal$e Teacher$," explains why chose to name names despite knowing it was "dangerous."

"There's always a danger in naming names," agreed Linne, talking with Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore hosted Linne for his weekly podcast "The Cross & the Jukebox" on Friday, where they talked about the song on the rapper's upcoming album titled, Lyrical Theology Part I.

"Had I only mentioned the teaching and not particular teachers, there would still be the possibility of agreeing with the song but assuming that this does not apply to these particular people," Linne said, and added that he made efforts to be accurate and not to falsely label people.

Jesus said in Matthew 7:15, "Beware of the false prophets…," Linne continued. We need to be aware of actual people, and "there's Biblical precedence for naming names," he said, adding he had watched the "prosperity gospel" teachers over and over again, and heard their teachings back to back.

Linne said he got many "crazy comments" on his Facebook wall.

Russell asked Linne about a response from Brad Knight, manager and son of televangelist Paula White. The rapper said he was glad that Knight responded. "It put a human face on this, while I'm talking about concepts and ideas and philosophies... In my response, I wanted to affirm his love for his mom, and I mentioned I could relate to that... But at the same time, I wanted to direct focus back to the particular issue and the teachings themselves."

"My song was not about you, your financial status, the genuineness of your faith, your mother's prayers for you or the good things that Paula White Ministries does," Linne wrote in an open letter in response to Knight's criticism. "The song was about the false doctrine that Paula White and others have publicly taught for many years and continue to teach."

Linne said a desire was awakened in him to use hip hop music as a medium to address this issue after he read the book, Health, Wealth & Happiness: Has the Prosperity Gospel Overshadowed the Gospel of Christ?

Asked to define the "prosperity gospel," Linne said, "It's the idea that God's desire for the Christians is material wealth and physical health in this life… It pictures Jesus as not the ultimate goal but a means to material possessions and physical healing."

At the heart of the "prosperity gospel" is the "fallen assumption" that if I do the right things then I will be blessed by God, and if I do the wrong things then I will be cursed by God, Linne added.

Selfism is the fastest growing religion, he said, and quoted from 2 Timothy 3:1-2, "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money…" The "prosperity gospel," he added, is like "lifting up of the self, as though God existed to serve us rather than we existing for His glory and His pleasure."

Linne has received praise from retired Pastor John Piper of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., for his song. "My, my, Shai, this is good. Seven-minute video on why Shai Linne wrote and raps 'FAL$E TEACHER$'," tweeted Piper along with a link to Linne's video where he discusses the motivation behind the song.

In the video Linne explained that he was inspired to tackle the "prosperity gospel" in the song after receiving mail from some of his fans in Africa discussing the wave of prosperity preachers on the continent whose actions have been hurting desperately poor people.

Asked to share how he became a Christian, Linne said he was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., was "seeped in hip hop culture" and had been a professional actor. His mother came to the Lord when he was at high school, and began to talk to him about the Lord. But he saw Christianity as a "White religion" and was "very hostile" towards it. He was instead a believer in a "New Age kind of thing."

In the third year of college, he dropped out, and "that was kind of a big wake-up call for me." Around that time, he met a young lady, who was a Christian and a ballet dancer, while he was staying with a friend in Columbia, S.C. She would hang out with him and his friends, but would not participate in anything sinful.

"God used her witness as well as Scripture," he said.

At a party, when Linne was high on LSD, he felt demonic presence all around him as he looked at all other people there. This brought to his mind some of the things his mom had told him years ago. He realized that leading his life his own way wasn't working, and that he had rejected the Bible without actually reading it. He bought a Bible and began to read it. When he called his mother, she asked him to read the Gospel of John, and he converted in 1999.

Linne released his first album in 2005, and became a full-time musician in 2008.



Paula’s son responds to Shai Linne’s song: “False Teacher.”

May 9, 2013
Paula White's son denies his mother is a false teacher.
Paula White’s son denies his mother is a false teacher.
Here is a letter from Paula’s son to Shai Linne. It’s in response to Shai Linne’s song, “False Teacher.”
Dear Shai Linne,
My attention was recently brought to your new single “Fal$e Teacher$” in which you say, “Paula White is a false teacher”.
This rhetoric is not new to me; I have heard it since I was a child. It is commonplace in our lives to be called “heretics”, “false teachers”, and “wolves”. Although “wolf” is vicious, it is still better than the oft heard cries of “whore”, “daughter of Babylon”,
and “servants of Satan” that so often come from the mouths of our ‘Christian’ brothers and sisters.
My interest in this is because I am Paula White’s son. I also manage her ministry Paula White Ministries. One would think that hearing these accusations all my life would make me numb to their stings… but that is not the case. After all, it is my mother. This is the woman who birthed me, nurtured me, raised me to love Jesus, prayed for me when I didn’t, and patiently led me when I finally embraced the truth of His loving sacrifice. So when I hear a fellow Christian leader, whom has never had a conversation with me or my mother, call her a “Fal$e Teacher” I wonder what “Fal$e Teaching$” I myself have been inculcated with since I, more than anyone else on the face of the earth, have been most exposed to her teachings.
Is it the love of money? Working well over 40 hours a week for a yearly salary of $44,200 is not a bad living, and I am thankful that I have the ability to take care of my wife and myself. However, it is far from greed. My position in any other company would offer me well over 6 figures a year. Yet I am not taking up offers or knocking on doors. I forego money for the opportunity to work for a ministry that I believe in, a ministry that I witness daily changing lives across the globe. Including and especially the continent of Africa you gave a shout out too.
Is it false doctrine? I love Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who atoned for my sins. I worship the Trinitarian Godhead with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength, and all my mind. I believe it is my responsibility to teach the world the beautiful truth that Jesus Christ is God and that he has given us the opportunity to be in eternal fellowship with the Creator of the Universe.  Undeserved Grace through Faith saves me.
Am I a heretic? My mother taught me these things. These are things she teaches whenever she speaks.  Where is her heresy? Where are her “Fal$e Teaching$”?
I pray you re-evaluate your stance. As of now, you are not operating according to the guidance of Matthew 7:16. You instead are falling into the trap that Titus 3:10-11 and Romans 16:17 warns us against.
-Prayerfully
Brad Knight
To read the rest of this letter CLICK HERE
Rapper Shai Linne has in turn responded to Brad Knights letter.
I know you love your mother, Brad. I love mine as well. I made Fal$e Teacher$ because there are many other sons out there whose mothers have had their lives greatly damaged by the false teachings of Paula White and the others mentioned in the song. I would love to hear that Paula White has repented and renounced the many false things that she has taught. I am praying to that end. But until she does that, I must soberly maintain that the Biblical category of “False Teacher” does, in fact, apply her. And those who follow her must be warned. And just so you know, I have your email address and will gladly take this conversation offline with you if you’d like.
grace and peace, shai
You can also read Shai’s letter HERE.
My comment:
Any teacher who sits down and preaches that you have to sow a seed (give money) for Jesus to bless you, is a lying wolf.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
I completely agree with Shai, and all that he has said. And I thank him for making us even more aware of this. May Jesus continue to guide and bless Shai. These false teachers need to be closely looked at, for many have fallen under their trap.
Matthew 7:15
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but  inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
Paula White says and I quote: “When you sow the seed of your first fruits, you will reap God’s power and favor in your life. You have the power to release His blessings today by dedicating your first fruits to Him. Change the course of your entire year, perhaps your life today.”
That is a complete and utter fabrication. You have never needed to give anyone money to reach to out to God. Never! Jesus offers you the FREE GIFT OF SALVATION.
Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from  yourselves, it is the gift of God
I notice Brad (Paula’s son) never mentions what his mother teachers, but instead compares his life, and tries to defend his mom. He makes comparisons in the Bible, claiming that Shai is falling under the Titus 3:10-11 trap. And even when all is said and done, Brad still can’t see that his mother telling someone they must give, to be blessed is hugely wrong. I do pray that both Brad and Paula can see this soon, for when Christ comes with great power and Glory, he will be separating the sheep’s from the goats (Matthew 25-31:46).
Written by: Gloria


Shai Linne Responds To Paula White Ministries’ Open Letter

April 17, 2013 — 1 Comment
Christian rapper Shai Linne recently came out with a song called Fal$e Teacher$. In it he calls out 12 popular faith leaders, dubbing each a “false teacher.” John Piper tweeted to the song and it went viral.


 
2013-04-17_13-44-01
Below, see a portion of his lyrics from the song, which tackles each pastor’s name:
Talk to them)
Joel Osteen – false teacher!
(Let them know)
Creflo Dollar is a false teacher!
(Who else? Who else?)
Benny Hinn is a false teacher!
I know they’re popular but don’t let them deceive ya!
(Talk to them)
TD Jakes is a false teacher!
(Tell the Truth)
Joyce Meyer is a false teacher!
(Let them know)
Paula White is a false teacher!
Use your discernment, let the Bible lead ya!
(Keep going)
Fred Price is a false teacher!
(Tell the Truth)
Kenneth Copland is a false teacher!
(Who else? Who else?)
Robert Tilton is a false teacher!
I know they’re popular but don’t let them deceive ya!
(Talk to them)
Eddie Long is a false teacher!
(Let them know)
Juanita Bynum is a false teacher!
(Who else? Who else?)
Paul Crouch is a false teacher!
Use your discernment, let the Bible lead ya!


Another development in this ongoing story is that Shai Linne responded Bradley Knight’s open letter defense of his mother, Paula White, who the rapper accused of being a false teacher.
In the letter, Shai is gracious yet strong. He critiques her view of the atonement, the false “sow a seed” teaching, and claiming to speak for God. Shai closes with this.
I know you love your mother, Brad. I love mine as well. I made Fal$e Teacher$ because there are many other sons out there whose mothers have had their lives greatly damaged by the false teachings of Paula White and the others mentioned in the song. I would love to hear that Paula White has repented and renounced the many false things that she has taught. I am praying to that end. But until she does that, I must soberly maintain that the Biblical category of “False Teacher” does, in fact, apply her. And those who follow her must be warned. And just so you know, I have your email address and will gladly take this conversation offline with you if you’d like.
grace and peace,
shai
paula-white-ministries-responds-to-shai-linnes-false-teachers
In an effort to allow both sides of the shai linne “Fal$e Teacher$” conversation to equally voice their opinion, Wade-O Radio requested responses from each of the 12 preachers called out in the song.
On Wednesday, a representative of PaulaWhite.org e-mailed Wade-O Radio an open letter from Paula White’s son, Bradley Knight, addressed to shai linne in response to his song Fal$e Teacher$. The unedited letter is below.
(For all blogs and website’s wishing to repost this, please refrain from posting the letter in its entirety.  We ask that you publish a portion and link back to this article.  For more info please see our permissions policy – Thanks)
______________________________
Dear Shai Linne,
My attention was recently brought to your new single “Fal$e Teacher$” in which you say, “Paula White is a false teacher”.
This rhetoric is not new to me; I have heard it since I was a child. It is commonplace in our lives to be called “heretics”, “false teachers”, and “wolves”. Although “wolf” is vicious, it is still better than the oft heard cries of “whore”, “daughter of Babylon”, and “servants of Satan” that so often come from the mouths of our ‘Christian’ brothers and sisters.
My interest in this is because I am Paula White’s son. I also manage her ministry Paula White Ministries. One would think that hearing these accusations all my life would make me numb to their stings… but that is not the case. After all, it is my mother. This is the woman who birthed me, nurtured me, raised me to love Jesus, prayed for me when I didn’t, and patiently led me when I finally embraced the truth of His loving sacrifice. So when I hear a fellow Christian leader, whom has never had a conversation with me or my mother, call her a “Fal$e Teacher” I wonder what “Fal$e Teaching$” I myself have been inculcated with since I, more than anyone else on the face of the earth, have been most exposed to her teachings.
Is it the love of money? Working well over 40 hours a week for a yearly salary of $44,200 is not a bad living, and I am thankful that I have the ability to take care of my wife and myself. However, it is far from greed. My position in any other company would offer me well over 6 figures a year. Yet I am not taking up offers or knocking on doors. I forego money for the opportunity to work for a ministry that I believe in, a ministry that I witness daily changing lives across the globe. Including and especially the continent of Africa you gave a shout out too.
Is it false doctrine? I love Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who atoned for my sins. I worship the Trinitarian Godhead with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength, and all my mind. I believe it is my responsibility to teach the world the beautiful truth that Jesus Christ is God and that he has given us the opportunity to be in eternal fellowship with the Creator of the Universe.  Undeserved Grace through Faith saves me.
Am I a heretic? My mother taught me these things. These are things she teaches whenever she speaks.  Where is her heresy? Where are her “Fal$e Teaching$”?
You referenced 2 Peter 2 in your song, yet can you find one, even one instance in which my mother has “denied our sovereign Lord”? You cannot because it has never happened.
You also reference Matthew 7:16. To this I say, please come see our fruit. Come see the fruit my mother has borne. Visit the churches we assist in Haiti after the devastating earthquake they experienced. Come visit our church and our people and ask them to tell you the impact Paula White has had on their lives. Spend time with us as we visit the prisons and feed the hungry, just as Christ commissioned us. Sit with my mother and talk to her about your concerns and then see if they are validated.
Right now, your song “Fal$e Teacher$” is pure cannibalization without Biblical precedence. The Bible instructs us Christians how to handle faults in Matthew 18:15-17. Telling us to go to one another with our grievances. Instead, you have chosen to air your grievances to an audience that will already agree with you. Are you really doing right and protecting the sheep? Or are you creating more embitterment, more division and misunderstanding based on faulty premises and biases that you display openly?
We have never received a phone call or an email from you here at Paula White Ministries. You have never reached out to us and asked us to talk to you. Instead you simply called my mother a “Fal$e Teacher” with money signs in the name to emphasize a point you cannot justify. Instead you imply that she is a wolf, sent to devour the sheep. You imply that my mother, the very mother that prayed and wept unto God that He would extend His mercy and grace to her lost son, is damned as a heretic.
I pray you re-evaluate your stance. As of now, you are not operating according to the guidance of Matthew 7:16. You instead are falling into the trap that Titus 3:10-11 and Romans 16:17 warns us against.
-Prayerfully
Brad Knight
Son of Paula White
- See more at: http://wadeoradio.com/paul-white-ministries-responds-to-shai-linnes-fale-teacher-song/#sthash.FbQbkTCF.dpuf

Paula White Ministries Responds to Shai Linne’s Fal$e Teacher$ Song



In an effort to allow both sides of the shai linne “Fal$e Teacher$” conversation to equally voice their opinion, Wade-O Radio requested responses from each of the 12 preachers called out in the song.

On Wednesday, a representative of PaulaWhite.org e-mailed Wade-O Radio an open letter from Paula White’s son, Bradley Knight, addressed to shai linne in response to his song Fal$e Teacher$. The unedited letter is below.

______________________________
Dear Shai Linne,

My attention was recently brought to your new single “Fal$e Teacher$” in which you say, “Paula White is a false teacher”.

This rhetoric is not new to me; I have heard it since I was a child. It is commonplace in our lives to be called “heretics”, “false teachers”, and “wolves”. Although “wolf” is vicious, it is still better than the oft heard cries of “whore”, “daughter of Babylon”, and “servants of Satan” that so often come from the mouths of our ‘Christian’ brothers and sisters.

My interest in this is because I am Paula White’s son. I also manage her ministry Paula White Ministries. One would think that hearing these accusations all my life would make me numb to their stings… but that is not the case. After all, it is my mother. This is the woman who birthed me, nurtured me, raised me to love Jesus, prayed for me when I didn’t, and patiently led me when I finally embraced the truth of His loving sacrifice. So when I hear a fellow Christian leader, whom has never had a conversation with me or my mother, call her a “Fal$e Teacher” I wonder what “Fal$e Teaching$” I myself have been inculcated with since I, more than anyone else on the face of the earth, have been most exposed to her teachings.

Is it the love of money? Working well over 40 hours a week for a yearly salary of $44,200 is not a bad living, and I am thankful that I have the ability to take care of my wife and myself. However, it is far from greed. My position in any other company would offer me well over 6 figures a year. Yet I am not taking up offers or knocking on doors. I forego money for the opportunity to work for a ministry that I believe in, a ministry that I witness daily changing lives across the globe. Including and especially the continent of Africa you gave a shout out too.

Is it false doctrine? I love Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who atoned for my sins. I worship the Trinitarian Godhead with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength, and all my mind. I believe it is my responsibility to teach the world the beautiful truth that Jesus Christ is God and that he has given us the opportunity to be in eternal fellowship with the Creator of the Universe.  Undeserved Grace through Faith saves me.

Am I a heretic? My mother taught me these things. These are things she teaches whenever she speaks.  Where is her heresy? Where are her “Fal$e Teaching$”?

You referenced 2 Peter 2 in your song, yet can you find one, even one instance in which my mother has “denied our sovereign Lord”? You cannot because it has never happened.

You also reference Matthew 7:16. To this I say, please come see our fruit. Come see the fruit my mother has borne. Visit the churches we assist in Haiti after the devastating earthquake they experienced. Come visit our church and our people and ask them to tell you the impact Paula White has had on their lives. Spend time with us as we visit the prisons and feed the hungry, just as Christ commissioned us. Sit with my mother and talk to her about your concerns and then see if they are validated.

Right now, your song “Fal$e Teacher$” is pure cannibalization without Biblical precedence. The Bible instructs us Christians how to handle faults in Matthew 18:15-17. Telling us to go to one another with our grievances. Instead, you have chosen to air your grievances to an audience that will already agree with you. Are you really doing right and protecting the sheep? Or are you creating more embitterment, more division and misunderstanding based on faulty premises and biases that you display openly?

We have never received a phone call or an email from you here at Paula White Ministries. You have never reached out to us and asked us to talk to you. Instead you simply called my mother a “Fal$e Teacher” with money signs in the name to emphasize a point you cannot justify. Instead you imply that she is a wolf, sent to devour the sheep. You imply that my mother, the very mother that prayed and wept unto God that He would extend His mercy and grace to her lost son, is damned as a heretic.

I pray you re-evaluate your stance. As of now, you are not operating according to the guidance of Matthew 7:16. You instead are falling into the trap that Titus 3:10-11 and Romans 16:17 warns us against.

-Prayerfully
Brad Knight
Son of Paula White




paula-white-ministries-responds-to-shai-linnes-false-teachers
In an effort to allow both sides of the shai linne “Fal$e Teacher$” conversation to equally voice their opinion, Wade-O Radio requested responses from each of the 12 preachers called out in the song.
On Wednesday, a representative of PaulaWhite.org e-mailed Wade-O Radio an open letter from Paula White’s son, Bradley Knight, addressed to shai linne in response to his song Fal$e Teacher$. The unedited letter is below.
(For all blogs and website’s wishing to repost this, please refrain from posting the letter in its entirety.  We ask that you publish a portion and link back to this article.  For more info please see our permissions policy – Thanks)
______________________________
Dear Shai Linne,
My attention was recently brought to your new single “Fal$e Teacher$” in which you say, “Paula White is a false teacher”.
This rhetoric is not new to me; I have heard it since I was a child. It is commonplace in our lives to be called “heretics”, “false teachers”, and “wolves”. Although “wolf” is vicious, it is still better than the oft heard cries of “whore”, “daughter of Babylon”, and “servants of Satan” that so often come from the mouths of our ‘Christian’ brothers and sisters.
My interest in this is because I am Paula White’s son. I also manage her ministry Paula White Ministries. One would think that hearing these accusations all my life would make me numb to their stings… but that is not the case. After all, it is my mother. This is the woman who birthed me, nurtured me, raised me to love Jesus, prayed for me when I didn’t, and patiently led me when I finally embraced the truth of His loving sacrifice. So when I hear a fellow Christian leader, whom has never had a conversation with me or my mother, call her a “Fal$e Teacher” I wonder what “Fal$e Teaching$” I myself have been inculcated with since I, more than anyone else on the face of the earth, have been most exposed to her teachings.
Is it the love of money? Working well over 40 hours a week for a yearly salary of $44,200 is not a bad living, and I am thankful that I have the ability to take care of my wife and myself. However, it is far from greed. My position in any other company would offer me well over 6 figures a year. Yet I am not taking up offers or knocking on doors. I forego money for the opportunity to work for a ministry that I believe in, a ministry that I witness daily changing lives across the globe. Including and especially the continent of Africa you gave a shout out too.
Is it false doctrine? I love Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who atoned for my sins. I worship the Trinitarian Godhead with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength, and all my mind. I believe it is my responsibility to teach the world the beautiful truth that Jesus Christ is God and that he has given us the opportunity to be in eternal fellowship with the Creator of the Universe.  Undeserved Grace through Faith saves me.
Am I a heretic? My mother taught me these things. These are things she teaches whenever she speaks.  Where is her heresy? Where are her “Fal$e Teaching$”?
You referenced 2 Peter 2 in your song, yet can you find one, even one instance in which my mother has “denied our sovereign Lord”? You cannot because it has never happened.
You also reference Matthew 7:16. To this I say, please come see our fruit. Come see the fruit my mother has borne. Visit the churches we assist in Haiti after the devastating earthquake they experienced. Come visit our church and our people and ask them to tell you the impact Paula White has had on their lives. Spend time with us as we visit the prisons and feed the hungry, just as Christ commissioned us. Sit with my mother and talk to her about your concerns and then see if they are validated.
Right now, your song “Fal$e Teacher$” is pure cannibalization without Biblical precedence. The Bible instructs us Christians how to handle faults in Matthew 18:15-17. Telling us to go to one another with our grievances. Instead, you have chosen to air your grievances to an audience that will already agree with you. Are you really doing right and protecting the sheep? Or are you creating more embitterment, more division and misunderstanding based on faulty premises and biases that you display openly?
We have never received a phone call or an email from you here at Paula White Ministries. You have never reached out to us and asked us to talk to you. Instead you simply called my mother a “Fal$e Teacher” with money signs in the name to emphasize a point you cannot justify. Instead you imply that she is a wolf, sent to devour the sheep. You imply that my mother, the very mother that prayed and wept unto God that He would extend His mercy and grace to her lost son, is damned as a heretic.
I pray you re-evaluate your stance. As of now, you are not operating according to the guidance of Matthew 7:16. You instead are falling into the trap that Titus 3:10-11 and Romans 16:17 warns us against.
-Prayerfully
Brad Knight
Son of Paula White
- See more at: http://wadeoradio.com/paul-white-ministries-responds-to-shai-linnes-fale-teacher-song/#sthash.FbQbkTCF.dpuf
paula-white-ministries-responds-to-shai-linnes-false-teachers
In an effort to allow both sides of the shai linne “Fal$e Teacher$” conversation to equally voice their opinion, Wade-O Radio requested responses from each of the 12 preachers called out in the song.
On Wednesday, a representative of PaulaWhite.org e-mailed Wade-O Radio an open letter from Paula White’s son, Bradley Knight, addressed to shai linne in response to his song Fal$e Teacher$. The unedited letter is below.
(For all blogs and website’s wishing to repost this, please refrain from posting the letter in its entirety.  We ask that you publish a portion and link back to this article.  For more info please see our permissions policy – Thanks)
______________________________
Dear Shai Linne,
My attention was recently brought to your new single “Fal$e Teacher$” in which you say, “Paula White is a false teacher”.
This rhetoric is not new to me; I have heard it since I was a child. It is commonplace in our lives to be called “heretics”, “false teachers”, and “wolves”. Although “wolf” is vicious, it is still better than the oft heard cries of “whore”, “daughter of Babylon”, and “servants of Satan” that so often come from the mouths of our ‘Christian’ brothers and sisters.
My interest in this is because I am Paula White’s son. I also manage her ministry Paula White Ministries. One would think that hearing these accusations all my life would make me numb to their stings… but that is not the case. After all, it is my mother. This is the woman who birthed me, nurtured me, raised me to love Jesus, prayed for me when I didn’t, and patiently led me when I finally embraced the truth of His loving sacrifice. So when I hear a fellow Christian leader, whom has never had a conversation with me or my mother, call her a “Fal$e Teacher” I wonder what “Fal$e Teaching$” I myself have been inculcated with since I, more than anyone else on the face of the earth, have been most exposed to her teachings.
Is it the love of money? Working well over 40 hours a week for a yearly salary of $44,200 is not a bad living, and I am thankful that I have the ability to take care of my wife and myself. However, it is far from greed. My position in any other company would offer me well over 6 figures a year. Yet I am not taking up offers or knocking on doors. I forego money for the opportunity to work for a ministry that I believe in, a ministry that I witness daily changing lives across the globe. Including and especially the continent of Africa you gave a shout out too.
Is it false doctrine? I love Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who atoned for my sins. I worship the Trinitarian Godhead with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength, and all my mind. I believe it is my responsibility to teach the world the beautiful truth that Jesus Christ is God and that he has given us the opportunity to be in eternal fellowship with the Creator of the Universe.  Undeserved Grace through Faith saves me.
Am I a heretic? My mother taught me these things. These are things she teaches whenever she speaks.  Where is her heresy? Where are her “Fal$e Teaching$”?
You referenced 2 Peter 2 in your song, yet can you find one, even one instance in which my mother has “denied our sovereign Lord”? You cannot because it has never happened.
You also reference Matthew 7:16. To this I say, please come see our fruit. Come see the fruit my mother has borne. Visit the churches we assist in Haiti after the devastating earthquake they experienced. Come visit our church and our people and ask them to tell you the impact Paula White has had on their lives. Spend time with us as we visit the prisons and feed the hungry, just as Christ commissioned us. Sit with my mother and talk to her about your concerns and then see if they are validated.
Right now, your song “Fal$e Teacher$” is pure cannibalization without Biblical precedence. The Bible instructs us Christians how to handle faults in Matthew 18:15-17. Telling us to go to one another with our grievances. Instead, you have chosen to air your grievances to an audience that will already agree with you. Are you really doing right and protecting the sheep? Or are you creating more embitterment, more division and misunderstanding based on faulty premises and biases that you display openly?
We have never received a phone call or an email from you here at Paula White Ministries. You have never reached out to us and asked us to talk to you. Instead you simply called my mother a “Fal$e Teacher” with money signs in the name to emphasize a point you cannot justify. Instead you imply that she is a wolf, sent to devour the sheep. You imply that my mother, the very mother that prayed and wept unto God that He would extend His mercy and grace to her lost son, is damned as a heretic.
I pray you re-evaluate your stance. As of now, you are not operating according to the guidance of Matthew 7:16. You instead are falling into the trap that Titus 3:10-11 and Romans 16:17 warns us against.
-Prayerfully
Brad Knight
Son of Paula White
- See more at: http://wadeoradio.com/paul-white-ministries-responds-to-shai-linnes-fale-teacher-song/#sthash.FbQbkTCF.dpuf