Paul Washer & HeartCry Partner With Ecumenical Pope-Lover
Paul Washer and HeartCry Missionary Society have been partnering and in cahoots with the Catholic supporting, ecumenical leadership of Martin Bucer Seminary for nearly FIVE years unbeknownst to most. The seminary is presided over by the virulent Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher. Schirrmacher is a premier ecumenical leader and a personal friend of Pope Francis. He unequivocally promotes an antichrist agenda and gives all indication that he is a Jesuit himself. Let’s first set the stage with the goings-on of Paul Washer over the past two months to better understand the unprecedented severity of what can only be described as apostatizing.
Paul Washer’s Recent Folly
We recently released a video (April 22, 2018) which Highlighted Paul Washer’s slated speaking at the Cross ’19 Conference wherein will be several who routinely partner with Hillsong, Jesus Culture, The Passion Conference and other heretical organizations. Among those listed are Trip Lee, whom Washer calls a personal friend. Trip Lee is a good friend and promoter of both Hillsong and Jesus Culture, and Paul has NEVER publicly addressed this nor does he seem to care. The social justice, Marxist embracing bag of folly that is Thabiti Anyabwile is also scheduled to speak at Cross ’19, as is John Piper, the Rick Warren-promoting, Lectio Divina-practicing friend of Carl Lentz and Louie Giglio the Pope-kisser. The M.O. these days is that of Eli with his sons; simply turn a blind-eye to sin because of “cowardice or self-preservation” (to quote Paul Washer). The various compromises and heresy embracing being propagated by the profiteers at this conference were highlighted, and it had quite an impact.
Approximately two or three weeks after the video’s release Paul Washer was silently removed from the Cross Conference website in consummately surreptitious fashion. Inquiry was made as to why he was removed from the conference and the response was that it was for health reasons. This seems to be a legitimate reason given that Washer suffered a heart attack last year. “Seems” is the key word here, as Paul is STILL slated to speak at the G3 Conference which is a mere 2 weeks from the Cross ’19 Conference. Both conferences are equal distance from his home in Radford, Virginia. It is peculiar then that “health reasons” would preclude him from speaking at a conference in Louisville, KY on Jan. 2, 2019 but not in Atlanta, GA on Jan. 17, 2019. Sounds like a PR cover-up story.
The video exposing this was quite polarizing. Many were shocked, many were angry…. at me, not Paul. As Ahab was poised to call Elijah a “troublemaker” so, too, do the idolatrous sycophants in the reformed camp label those who speak truth against their beloved. Loyalty to Calvinist theology is, generally, paramount; even above truth. The irony here, is that I used to listen to Paul Washer. I considered him a “named brother” in the Lord (1 Corinthians 5:12), and actually learned from him in several respects. Responses were leveled from the likes of Pulpit & Pen’s, JD Hall and Too Wretched for Radio’s, Phil Johnson and Todd Friel. None of this is surprising given that these men have a personal stake in defending Washer, if for no other reason than to preemptively defend their sacred cow, John MacArthur. Phil Johnson and Todd Friel have been thoroughly exposed for their fraudulent hypocrisy by this author and JD Hall has likewise been exposed. They all have a personal vendetta, as they are not used to being corrected, much less exposed in decisive fashion. When a donkey speaks truth even the madness of a prophet can be rebuked (I’ll be the donkey in this instance), though I could hardly call them prophets. The analogy was to bring me down, not to bring them up. They dismiss the notion of “secondary separation” while simultaneously and selectively defending it. So be it. I have issued a public challenge to debate them all on camera simultaneously and that has yet to be answered. As they say, “put your money where your mouth is.” Given that Phil Johnson makes nearly $250,000 per year, from Grace to You ALONE, there is plenty of money to be “put” so to speak. I digress. Their collective responses amounted to admitting that they didn’t watch the video (not even 60 seconds for Todd) and resorting to questioning whether or not “Joshua” is my real name (it is). When JD Hall learns new words like, “Pseudonymous” he really runs with them. I mean… REALLY. None of them, however, addressed the problem with Paul, much less their glaring hypocrisy in condemning men like James White for doing the SAME EXACT THING (Looking at you, Jordan [if that is your real name]); JD even going so far as to say he believes “in up to five degrees of separation” only to contradict his own article about insisting on “one degree” of separation. These men don’t know what they believe because it depends on who the target is. They use differing weights and measures (Proverbs 20:10) so often they have trouble remembering which lie they’re trying to cover up and which conference invitation they don’t want to jeopardize. An update to all of this was issued that included a response to the aforementioned as well as more info about Paul and his decade-plus long promotion of men like John Piper, Lecrae and Trip Lee. You can view that here: Paul Washer’s Hillsong Embracing Friends UPDATE.
HeartCry’s Shocking Partnership
The latest installment showcases Heart Cry Missionary Society’s open partnership with Martin Bucer Seminary whose president is Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher. For those who have not seen the video, I must implore you to watch it immediately (click the red link above). Thomas Schirrmacher is a personal friend and advocate of Pope Francis and all things both Catholic and ecumenical. In addition to presiding over the Martin Bucer Seminary he is on the senior leadership team of the World Evangelical Alliance and a committee member of the Global Christian Forum, both of which are in partnership with the ever ecumenical and demonic World Council of Churches. The term “demonic” is not used lightly. It must be understood that the three aforementioned organizations are, without question, working in accord with the spirit of antichrist. They are global in nature as all of their names imply and their objective is to usher in a global religion under the guise of “unity.”
Thomas Schirrmacher is a premier ecumenist who lauds the Pope and has become something of a regular at the Vatican. This man claims to be of the “reformed tradition” and yet hugs the Pope and his minions. Schirrmacher gives every indication that he is a fellow Jesuit working from the inside to infiltrate and subvert, though this cannot be proven. A man this nefarious should not only be avoided but openly shunned for the devil that he is.
The exact opposite has happened! Paul Washer and HeartCry have been in PARTNERSHIP with Martin Bucer Seminary for nearly five years. Anthony Mathenia, Paul Washer’s friend, pastor, and co-board member of Heart Cry can be seen in a photo with Schirrmacher’s protege, Franklin Ferreira in Brazil. Luke Nash (elder of Christ Church Radford) says here that:
This past week I had the opportunity along with Anthony Mathenia, a member of the HeartCry board, to visit and meet with the leaders of the Martin Bucer Seminary in Brazil, with which HeartCry began a partnership earlier this year.”
And that their time was helpful in,
…considering how we can further help our Brazilian brothers who are leading the seminary.”
Franklin is not only under the direct leadership of Pope-loving Schirrmacher, but is a close personal friend of his. You can see them vacationing here in Germany in February of this year. These men have been partners, colleagues and friends for years and Paul Washer and HeartCry are in open partnership with them. One missionary that represents HeartCry was a student there as well.
For the full details on Schirrmacher, HeartCry and Martin Bucer Seminary, please view the 46min. video. Anyone who sees it will not fail to be thoroughly disturbed at just how ecumenical Schirrmacher is and to what extent he pushes an antichrist agenda. The question then becomes; Why and How did HeartCry become a partner and sponsor of the Martin Bucer Seminary?
Apparently HeartCry received this question from a few people; one of them being a man named Randy, who shared their response. This response was written by Luke Nash (elder of Christ Church, Radford) who is part of HeartCry’s oversight and author of the original article in 2013. He says:
HeartCry helped [the Martin Bucer seminary] purchase a number of good, historically reformed books for their library, but that has been the extent of our partnership.”
This is a laughably absurd statement given the fact that they wrote an entire blog about their new partnership with the seminary. Either Luke was lying in the original article or he is lying is his response here. Why would someone write an entire blog about their “PARTNERSHIP” if it wasn’t a partnership? Why is there an entire article written that never mentions any books purchased? Which is it, Luke?
He then goes on to say,
This support was given prior to any awareness of Mr. Schirrmacher…we knew nothing at the time of any controversial issues regarding a seminary in Germany”
Notice the dismissive and distancing language. HeartCry doesn’t know who the President of the entire seminary is? They don’t know who they’re partnering with? They are either lying or this is extreme negligence. To openly promote and partner with that which you do not know is like leaving your children with strangers to be babysat. People go to jail for such negligence in the world. Leave it to “conservative Christians” to exhibit this level of degeneracy. Notice he calls Schirrmacher’s open and consistent promotion of an antichrist a “controversial issue” that’s like calling stage four cancer a “setback.” This is stunningly stupid to say the least.
Luke then goes on to say,
We knew only the pastors of the church in which the seminary is hosted…”
He is attempting to distance himself and HeartCry from the Seminary altogether, which I can understand the desire for, because it is fleshly, but not the action because it is a bald-faced LIE! In his initial blog he said that they,
[met] with the leaders of the Martin Bucer Seminary…”
and that it was helpful in considering how to,
…further help our Brazilian brothers who are leading the seminary…”
The leaders of the seminary have a heart to reach people from all different denominations…”
He finishes by saying asking the Lord to bless the efforts of Martin Bucer Seminary (not some local church) and to,
…grant HeartCry wisdom as we partner with our Brazilian brothers.”
So, which is it? They “ONLY” knew the pastors of the church, or they knew the leaders of the seminary? HeartCry was either lying then or they are lying now. Luke continues in his recent response,
…if we had sensed or been aware of any tendency toward ecumenism with the Catholic Church, we would have certainly ended all ties with the seminary immediately.”
Yet, they are STILL in partnership with and promotion of the seminary as they have issued no public repudiation of their endorsement or partnership, much less a rebuke of this ecumenical, antichrist supporting organization, which is certainly in order. Spurgeon once said that to remain in any alignment which condones error is to support schism. Everybody can quote Spurgeon, right? What about actions? When will they issue a public repudiation and rebuke of this seminary and all of its affiliates? Why did Luke lie to this gentleman about what really happened there? This gentleman had been a long-time supporter of HeartCry and was proposing an ultimatum of sorts, and rightly so. Luke gave him misleading and deliberately false information to soften the blow. This is the integrity of HeartCry and Paul Washer’s cohorts. Shameful!
This brings us to the next issue. Fiel Ministries of Brazil has HeartCry listed as a “PARTNER.” Fiel Ministries is also in partnership with Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary which has a joint Master’s and Doctoral program with Martin Bucer Seminary. Fiel Ministries also promoted Thomas Schirrmacher at their annual pastor’s conference just a couple years ago. HeartCry is being rather crafty in its response and “under the radar” partnerships with devious organizations like Fiel and Martin Bucer Seminary. (Matthew 10:26)
Given that they gave an open endorsement and promotion of the Seminary and asked God to “bless the efforts” of it; given that (according to them) they neglected to inquire who the president of the seminary was for the past five years; given that they apparently lied to this man Randy about not knowing any of the leaders of the seminary and merely purchasing “a number of good… books,” when will we see public repentance? Will Paul Washer address what can only be described as deplorable and flagrant error? Neglect leading to death in the world is a criminal offense. How much worse is spiritual neglect in pointing people into the arms of an antichrist? This is, perhaps, one of the more grievous and shocking things I have come across. People that knew about all of this information and failed to warn others would include the pathetic panderers of Papa Mac (John MacArthur) at Pulpit & Pen (JD, Seth Dunn, and Jeff Maples), Justin Peters, No Compromise Radio with Mike Abendroth and The Bible Thumping Wingnut with the ever desperate to be famous, Tim Hurd. These men are all connected. Most have spoken at conferences together and are all in sycophantic and idolatrous wonder of John MacArthur, Mr. “take the Mark of the Beast without worry,” himself.
These are the so-called “discerners” of today. A bunch of “reformed theology” loyalists, who sell John Calvin T-shirts like carnival con-men. The “knock-off Casio of polemics blogs” wrote an article about Schirrmacher last year as an obligatory nod to a man who had emailed him frequently about this issue. Having all of this information, he cursorily characterized Washer’s affiliation with Schirrmacher as “various dealings” knowing full-well HeartCry made an explicit statement of “PARTNERSHIP” with Martin Bucer Seminary. We received the SAME emails (I later) and yet, you’ve only heard this here. That’s what a fake Rolex will net you; bad time and no warranty. Deliberate half-truths are lies as well.
I have no doubt that HeartCry helped The Martin Bucer Seminary purchase books but they began a “partnership” (in their own words) which included partnering at conferences with these people and co-authoring magazine articles as well. Paul Washer and Franklin are Conference partners.
They said that this support was given prior to any awareness of Dr. Schirrmacher. I preemptively addressed this dilemma in the video. Germany is not just some independent Branch but the very headquarters of the Seminary. Thomas schirrmacher is the president of the entire Seminary including the Brazilian branch whose director, Franklin Ferreira, is Schirrmacher’s protege and friend. For them to claim they were unaware of who the president was is at best disgustingly gross negligence. They have no choice but to say they didn’t know this as they can’t very well say they knew who Schirrmacher was and didn’t care. This is the only salvageable response, and it’s still wildly unacceptable. The next question then becomes: at what point did they learn of Thomas Schirrmacher? Surely it wasn’t within the last 72 hours, was it? Were they ignorant of who the president of their partnering seminary was for 5 years? If they did know, why have they not issued a public repudiation and rebuke of the Seminary given their public endorsement and partnership with it? They have an obligation to not only repudiate any and all involvement with the Seminary but to openly rebuke both Schirrmacher and Franklin, which they have conspicuously neglected to do. Why is that? Are they intending to do so? For them to say they only knew the pastors of a certain church is an out-and-out lie. Anthony Mathenia is in a picture with Franklin, Thomas Schirrmacher’s colleague and right-hand man. This is pathetic.
The fact is; they DO have an “affiliation” with Thomas Schirrmacher, which is actually a partnership as he is the President and leader of the entire Seminary body. They are attempting to distance themselves from him and play the card of ignorance. There is no excuse for not knowing who the leader of an international Seminary is, especially when you claim to be and ARE a partner and sponsor of them.
Given that they know who Thomas Schirrmacher is now, when will they publicly recant of their endorsement and openly rebuke the Martin Bucer Seminary and all of its affiliates? Nothing about HeartCry’s response makes sense. They are attempting to trivialize it because it sounds better to play dumb about an issue that is this damning. It was said explicitly in several points that they met with the leaders of the Seminary and were in partnership with them.
Again they were either lying in the article or they’re lying now.
This insanity demands a public response immediately. Paul Washer himself needs to address this; all of this. From his partnership with Schirrmacher, to his silent removal from the Cross Conference, to his deafening silence about his “friends” Trip Lee and Lecrae in the face of their heretical embraces. This is such a mixed bag of spiritual adultery, negligence, and outright dereliction as to necessitate an immediate and comprehensive response. Barring a scathing rebuke of the men mentioned here, don’t ever mention Paul Washer in the same breath as Spurgeon again. And if you are defending this nonsense, blindly, but you claim to be one who respects Spurgeon; you have NOTHING in common with him. He would balk at most of these so-called reformed cowards today. Owning a handwritten letter from Spurgeon because you get paid exorbitant amounts of money *cough* (MacArthur, Johnson) does not mean you have anything in common with the man. Paul Washer himself has said that it is easy to have the theology of a Spurgeon or a Brainerd, but having their lifestyle is another thing entirely. When silence replaces truth, that silence is a lie.
“Failure at a crucial moment may mar the entire outcome of a life. A man who has enjoyed special light is made bold to follow in the way of the Lord, and is anointed to guide others therein. He rises into a place of love and esteem among the godly, and this promotes his advancement among men. What then? The temptation comes to be careful of the position he has gained, and to do nothing to endanger it. The man, so lately a faithful man of God, compromises with worldlings, and to quiet his own conscience invents a theory by which such compromises are justified even commended. He receives the praises of the judicious; he has, in truth, gone over to the enemy. The whole force of his former life now tells upon the wrong side . . . To avoid such an end it becomes us ever to stand fast.” (C.H. Spurgeon,1888, The Sword and the Trowel).