antics and heresies .
Turning Point seems to be an appropriate name for his ministry , for he turns the tables on the
" prodigal " parable by trying to deceive his listeners , saying that God himself is a " prodigal " . He quotes Luke 15:13 saying , we have the wonderful " story of the prodigal father . " The word prodigal is not found in the King James Bibles I have seen , nor is it listed in Strong's older concordance . Although the dictionary defines prodigal as ; " giving or yielding profusely ; lavish ; lavishly abundant " , it also defines prodigal as ; " wastefully or recklessly extravagant ; one who spends , or has spent his money or substance with wasteful extravagance ; a spendthrift . " His subliminal inferences during this dialectical sermon are that God the Father was reckless and wasteful in sacrificing His only Son on the cross . God's point in the " prodigal " parable ostensibly focused on a rebellious son , exemplary of all mankind . Jeremiah never articulates that by stating he meant that God gave or yielded profusely or lavishly . The intended antithesis is that both the father and the son were repentant prodigals . For a second time in his sermon Jeremiah refers to this wonderful story of " the prodigal father . " Jeremiah continues ; " and because we read that we think that means wasteful or rebellious , but the word prodigal means reckless or with abandon , he lived in a reckless and an abandoned way , but that could also be , that would be attribited to the father . Did you know that the father was reckless in the way he treated his son. When his son came to him and said that I want everything that is coming to me he gave it to him . He never argued with him and when he came back from the far country , having wasted his life , the Bible says his father gave him everything , and not only to his younger son , but the Bible says that his older son also was given everything . He said , everything I have is yours . So , that when I tell you that the prodigal is the father instead of the son , what I mean is the father was the most reckless of all of the family . He was reckless in his love and reckless in his giving and reckless in his grace . " If this isn't blasphemy , I don't know what is . Jeremiah's brianwashing technique here is typical scripture twisting , appearing to make the Bible contradict itself . God killed His only Son before he made the world . He knew the outcome of his creation before making it . He was never reckless . If he were , he would not allow liars like David Jeremiah to blaspheme him as often as he does . He has a holy and perfect reason for allowing him and deceivers like him to spread their lies around the world .
He continues with more brainwashing by saying ; " Is there anything in the text about his being sorry for what he had done to acknowledge that he had broken the heart of his father ? Is there anything to make us believe that this was where he came to faith ? No , there is not one shred of evidence in the story that the prodigal repented while he was in the far country . What he does do is try to find a way out of the mess . " And , of course , this is what Jesus' intended his parable to be ; the enablement for mankind to find the ability to climb up some other way , totally disregarding the repentance both He and John the Baptist had called for . The thief on the cross who believed in Jesus never repented either did he , other than stating that he believed Jesus to be God's Son and that Jesus had never done anything wrong , and that he himself was rightly enduring the punishment he was receiving .
Though Christians know that God calls to them through Christ and through repentance , Dr.
Jeremiah downplays repentance by saying ; " The Lord doesn't save us because of our great repentance . He saves out of the love of his own heart . Repentance is important , but what you need to understand is the process of salvation is intended by the love of the Father . " Jeremiah pulls a bait and switch here in his rhetorical turntable by mentioning " repentance " , but in essence discarding it , replacing one's security in heaven , not based upon God's word , but in the devil's favorite ploy ; a god who loves you ; a god who can appear as an angel of light . Only the devil would downplay the necessity of repentance for entrance into heaven , disregarding verses such as ; " Repent ye therefore , and be converted , that your sins may be blotted out... I tell you , Nay ; but except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish " , and the thousand other similar verses necessitating repentance .