I challenge any NewSpring supporters to defend Noble's blatant distortion of the Word of God to suit his own personal gain.
The Bible warns us about false teachers like Perry Noble.
2 Peter 2:1-3 (New American Standard Bible)
2 Peter 2
The Rise of False Prophets1But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
2Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;
3and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
1 John 4:1-3 (New American Standard Bible)
1 John 4
Testing the Spirits1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;
3and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
Perry Noble does not qualify to be a pastor according to the Word of God.
1 Timothy 3:1-7 (New American Standard Bible)
1 Timothy 3
Overseers and Deacons1It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
2An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
4He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
5(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
6and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
7And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Perry Noble is a hireling only seeking his own fame or fortune. I find it odd that Noble refuses to meet with his people, but he can drive to Atlanta to eat. See this video "A Purpose Driven Scolding" as Noble rants against being a pastor. When you watch this video keep 1 Cor 13 in mind.
When I ponder all this information about Perry Noble it really angers and disgust me beyond what I can express on this blog. As a former NewSpring Church member, I fully understand how easy it is to be distracted by all the good works, the friendly volunteers, and the outward expression of godliness promoted by NewSpring Church. I fully understand that many who go to NewSpring are sincere honest people who have noble intentions as they work for the church. It is this sad truth that really angers me about Noble and how he abuses these people.
John 10:11-13 (New American Standard Bible)
11"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
12"He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
13"He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.
If you are a NewSpring Church member, I ask you to submit to the authority of the Scriptures. Ponder the Scriptures and ask yourself," Does Perry Noble actually obey the Word of God?" Please put aside the "no perfect people" defense that Perry Noble promotes and take a good hard look at his actions, his mouth, and his teachings.(See Perry Noble's bad advice and love of the world.)
It's one thing to have statements of faith like NewSpring, but it's another all together to follow these statements of faith. Perry Noble's antics are contrary to what God said that a pastor should be and contrary to how God commanded us to live as children of the King.