To paraphrase, the movie "The American President":
We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you your pastor is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you happy, and compromising the Bible accordingly. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win pulpits. You gather a group of middle age, middle class, middle income parishoners, and you talk to them about safe things seasoned with sweet Bible verses and serve them coffee and donuts on soft benches. Anyone like me who exposes their hyprocrisy and tells Hot Truth gets ushered away with unspoken yet 'real' middle fingers.
I was nice for 40 some years of my life. Well, that ends right now.
Starting on Good Friday 2020, BRC was launched. With a 40 year vision, to end on Maundy Thursday 2060, we gosh darn better have changed the world by then. As of today, Bullshit Church no longer exists. I'm throwing it out. I've thrown it out and crafted a Roman Vision that makes sense. You cannot address sin without pain, hell, church discipline, and Hebrews 10:26-31. I love people, and believe sin will kill them, and I'm gonna convince Americans that I'm right, and I will go door to door if I have to, and I'm gonna get the Bastard Pastors and the Lukewarm and Therefore Corrupt State.
We've got serious problems, and we need serious people. And if you want to talk about character, you'd better come at me with more than lies, jail, PFAs and harassment charges. If you want to talk about character and Christian values, fine. Just tell me where and when, and I'll show up. This is a time for serious people, and your fifteen minutes are up.
My name is Bayder Rock, and Together We Can Change the World.
Walks Like a Duck
Sure, in time, I imagine that BRC will look like your typical neighborhood church. We have a bible. We sing songs. But, I have seen that DEEP HYPOCRISY sits inside church after church. Jesus's most strong attacks were against the Pharisees, often using words like 'woe' and 'how can you expect to enter the Kingdom of Heaven' and 'hard' and 'twice the sons of hell' and 'whitewashed tombs' and 'brood of vipers.' And, so, to my belief and experience, and me clearly echoing Jesus, the form and function of BRC will 'walk like a duck' but the heart will be different. Most primarily, church discipline and Matthew 18 expose your church's hypocrisy. Simply note, without reservation, if your church does not have a routine method for church discipline, if your church does not follow and practice Matthew 18, then by charge of Hebrews 10:26-31 you're going to hell. So, this 'duck' called BRC is distinctive. BRC does not aim for followers as much as it aims for holiness. Followers will be a natural outcome of telling you the God's Honest Truth.
Tradition calls for 'take not the Lord's Name in Vain' to mean 'do not curse.' And a splattering of other verses can pointed to charge that cursing is bad. Well, I curse as needed for a few things. One, to talk clearly. Another, to expose hypocrisy. If someone criticizes my cursing, they are almost surely avoiding the 'plank in their own eye' related to a truth I expose.
If I learn that, to base God, that cursing is wrong, I will stop. But to present, confronting sin requires cursing, the firmest and hardest of human words, to emphasize its horror. I'd not per se advocating for cursing. And I, ironically, stand as a forerunner to reignite a holiness movement, but if Charles Spurgeon has his cigars, then I have my cursing.
BRC believes in hell, that it's hot, that people there gnash their teeth and want to leave, and it lasts forever. I could vainly speculate that if I was God, I'd be nicer and not create a hell. But herein such thoughts lies heresy, because the Bible speaks to hell.
Yet, tragically, America (which I know from experience) and the World (which I see and believe) largely exists with a particular 'moral compass' that only provides a 'Like' thumb on Facebook.
In the spirit of Coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans, friends, if you fumble my football (i.e., you sin) I will first break off my foot in your John Brown hindparts, and then you will run a mile.
Because BRC wants to win. Because BRC wants to be holy. Because BRC church wants to prosper. Because BRC knows that sin hurts now or in time. And ultimately BRC wants to avoid hell for its members and the world.
To this end, BRC will tell you the truth whether you like it or not. And largely, to combat the present false-positive culture, BRC will feel negative.