Todd White – gospel

Will this cause as much concern as the previous Todd White video I posted several months ago?

A few sites who have delighted in “exposing” White’s “false gospel” made me aware of this. They were very quick to draw attention to this sermon, although while all provided an excerpt, none of them seemed to give a link to the original source of the full video below. Those that did provide a link referenced other sites that had provided only an edited version.

7 thoughts on “Todd White – gospel

  1. I saw this earlier today, again only the sermon with no other reference – which maybe you have already seen?

    You ask whether this will cause as much concern? For my part it is an answer to prayer – I know I am not the only one who rejoices in Todd’s repentance and his new understanding as recently shared by Todd in this article – may those he has misled also now have an understanding of the full truth of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.

  2. Hi Roger,
    A partial gospel that can be added to is far better than a false gospel that misdirects people completely from the truth.

    Previously White’s gospel was partial more than false, and had much more biblical legitimacy than what was (and still is) being promoted by many of his detractors.

    My introduction to Christian life was the unbiblical “sinner’s prayer” that was the standard entry to the faith required of most evangelicals I knew in the early years. While that is very inadequate when compared to scriptural requirements, it is only a problem to those not really willing to serve the Lord. Anyone with desire for the truth will be led to it – more slowly than if they had been presented the whole truth in the first place, but they will be led there eventually.

    White has always been on track in many ways – taking the gospel and healing out into the world as Jesus commanded, whereas his most vocal detractors, being cessationists, deny the validity of his healing ministry and therefore widen their condemnation to everything he has said and done.
    I have looked at a lot of the “evidence” presented to expose White and have found that what wasn’t outright lies and misrepresentation, was more of an exposure of the ignorance of those condemning him and their misguided theology (like the previously mentioned cessationism).

    The problem I’ve seen with White is not so much a false gospel but a naive immaturity that maybe the Lord has been addressing with him, as suggested by the content of the video and the awareness he has gained as a result of God’s dealings with him.

    I think it ironic that his detractors refer to his failure to preach the “whole gospel”, when so many of them DENY the validity of the whole gospel and in fact berate White for including those parts of the gospel that they not only omit, but aggressively reject and denigrate.

  3. A partial gospel that can be added to is far better than a false gospel that misdirects people completely from the truth.

    Todd White ‘seems to imply’ that: ….he recently underwent a season of painful “pruning” where God impressed upon him the importance of preaching on the topic of sin and the need for a Savior.. and said: “If people don’t know they’re sinners, they won’t see their need for a Savior,” the Watauga, Texas-based pastor said. “This is hard for people. This is hard for me, because I feel like I haven’t preached the whole Gospel. And I repent. I repent.

    I don’t know whether this is a new understanding/revelation to Todd or not – I haven’t heard every message he has spoken on the streets or in a church, or in his teaching facility. If, IF, Todd is saying that he repents because he has NOT shared that individuals are sinners, and that all are in need of the Saviour, Lord Jesus.. and that he has NOT shared the full Gospel of Jesus birth, death, resurrection and that people may only come to God, and salvation, through faith and belief in Jesus as Messiah and Lord….. then – the gospel he has shared is not the Gospel of Lord Jesus.

    There can be no partial Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven/God (one Gospel, not two) that does not contain the full truth concerning Lord Jesus and that salvation can only be through faith and belief in Him.

    It doesn’t matter what else is preached or taught, what signs and wonders are seen – Lord Jesus the Messiah of Almighty God is central to the one true Gospel – without Him, there is no Gospel.

    If Todd White is repenting of not doing that – and now understands that truth, and preaches that truth – Praise God, let us rejoice to an answer to prayer.

  4. From the little I’ve heard of White’s gospel in the past, he made it clear that turning to Jesus required a change of life (repentance). He displayed this in his own life by refusing to return to living with his girlfriend until they were married. She had come to the Lord while he was in Teen Challenge rehab.
    He also stipulated that requirement to those couples who turned to Jesus through his sharing of the gospel.

    Like many believers who have taken the time to preach to the unsaved, he followed what he had been taught himself, to the best of his knowledge and ability, outside of church buildings, where the unsaved actually are – which is more than most of his detractors have ever done.

    And it didn’t take long. The true situation in the cessationist heresy hunter camp has quickly been exposed. Only a day or two after they start crowing about White’s repentance, they are sticking in the knives again saying his repentance isn’t genuine.

  5. “There can be no partial Gospel of the Kingdom ”

    I refer you to Apollos at Ephesus.
    He preached a partial gospel that was repentance only.
    God then brought Paul along to bring completion, having them baptised into Jesus and receiving the Holy Spirit, evidenced by speaking in tongues and prophesying.

    A large number of believers today haven’t moved past the limitations of that “Apollos” kind of gospel, omitting baptism and receiving the Spirit from their experience and expectations.

    Ironically, many of those who have made a “ministry” of exposing the likes of Todd White are stuck at the Apollos “gospel” stage.
    A repentance only gospel is no less inadequate than a repentance-lite gospel.

    Later Paul made reference to stages in the ministry of the gospel in the lives of people:

    “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.”

    I now refer to the article you linked to in your original comment.
    That article contains clear errors, including the false claim that White had promoted the “prosperity gospel”. In the full edition of White’s repentance sermon he addresses that common false allegation.
    The article lumps healing and wealth into the one “prosperity gospel” pot and because White is for healing (as is scripture) they brand him with the prosperity label.

    Another interesting aspect of that site is the comment section below the article – which really exposes the fruit of so many Todd White detractors, who continue to mock and scoff; more interested in ridiculing his hair and footwear than in the content of his message.

  6. Surely Apollos preached a Gospel that was belief in Jesus the Messiah and repentance of sin..?

    He asked them, “When you put your faith in Jesus, were you given the Holy Spirit?” “No!” they answered. “We have never even heard of the Holy Spirit.”

    Yes a partial Gospel – however, these ones believed Jesus is the Messiah and had repented. Then Paul could share more fully, and then these ones were baptised in Lord Jesus name and received the Holy Spirit.

    And Paul said, John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe into the One coming after him, that is, into the Christ, Jesus.   And hearing, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. And Paul laying hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in languages and prophesied. 

    Todd seems to imply that he hadn’t been fully sharing that individuals he spoke to were sinners and in need of the Saviour, Jesus the Christ. He seems to imply, and repent of the fact that he shared healing only, but not the need of belief in Lord Jesus and repentance of sin. Which is again a partial Gospel but without the foundational truths that we all need Lord Jesus the Saviour and the need to repent of our sin of unbelief.

    As I said before – IF that is what he is saying, then I rejoice for his new understanding and see an answer to prayer.

  7. “He seems to imply, and repent of the fact that he shared healing only”

    No he didn’t.
    He was referring to a message of “come to Jesus for a life of blessing”.
    Healing ministry is 1) a confirmation of the validity of the word of God 2) ministering the benefits of Jesus sacrifice, which includes forgiveness of all sin, and healing of all diseases.

    He has also always spoken of the need to live a changed life after coming to the Lord, as I’ve mentioned before.

    Apollos preached a gospel of belief in Jesus the Messiah.
    So did Todd White.
    Apollos preached a need for repentance.
    Todd White preached a need for changed behaviour and lifestyle.

    Apollos knew nothing about the need for baptism into Jesus.
    Todd White baptised people into Jesus.

    Apollos knew nothing about the need for the Holy Spirit.
    Todd White practiced and promoted the gifts of the Holy Spirit and believed in the Holy Spirit’s transforming power in a believer’s life.

    Apollos had the shortcomings of his gospel addressed privately by Aquila and Priscilla.
    Todd White is publicly pilloried and mocked by “discernment ministries” who deny the present day validity of Spiritual gifts.

    Todd White’s gospel may have been incomplete (but not in the way his mockers claim), but most of his attackers have a gospel that pushes aside the Holy Spirit’s ongoing ministry with the believer.

    Most of the accusations I’ve seen being made against White and his ministry, on investigation I have found to be outright lies.

    END OF DISCUSSION. I will not allow this to continue, going over the same ground again and again as happened the previous time I posted a Todd White video.

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