Update 12/04/15: I took this post offline for awhile, due to the women’s ministry at Times Square Church (pastored by Carter Conlon and his wife Teresa) studying a series by the heretical contemplative Beth Moore as recently as May 2015. I find it ironic (and sad) that such a church, known for its discernment, is studying (or has studied) a false teacher such as Beth Moore. Note the following excerpt from the May 2015 Times Square schedule, found here:
Monthly Prayer Fellowship: Second Sunday of every month. Next Meeting: June 14 (No meeting on May 10), 1:00–2:30PM, Room 205. Women’s Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study: Every Wednesday, 10:00AM–12:00PM, Room 205. New Bible Series, “Children of the Day,”by Beth Moore (April 22–August 19). Childcare is provided for both meetings.
For a summary of the errors of Beth Moore click here; note also the links for further research at the bottom.
Still, the following sermon excerpt by Carter Conlon is excellent. I am putting it back online with reservations, assuming for now that the Beth Moore series has been dropped by Times Square Church since May 2015.
In memory of 9/11:
Carter Conlon is currently Senior Pastor of Times Square Church, which was founded by the late David Wilkerson. Below is a moving video/audio of Carter Conlon preaching, with scenes from 9/11. But the message is far more serious than 9/11 – it has to do with the eternal destiny of our souls.
There are several versions of this video; here is a version with captions:
Click here for the transcript of this moving video. I have copied and pasted the entire transcript here. (I have emphasized certain points by bolding. Also, I have slightly revised the transcript to match the audio clip more exactly):
Run For Your Life Video [Transcript] by BraveheartedGospel.com
Sermon: Run For Your Life – Preacher: Carter Conlon
On the first Sunday following the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, Carter Conlon delivered this soul-stirring message at Times Square Church in Manhattan. The sermon was titled, Run For Your Life and it is certainly worth the effort to listen to it in its entirety:
Listen to me like you’ve never listened to me ever in your life.
We have got to lay our lives down for the purposes of God. This is not a Sunday School picnic, the church of Jesus Christ. This is not an invitation to have continuous good times. This is a war for the souls of men.
Come out from among them. Run for your life. Because this is about your life. This is not just about an opposing theology or conflicting viewpoint on Jesus, this is about your life.
My mind is forever branded with the stories that I heard of police officers from the city of New York. As people were fleeing from a crumbling building there were police officers and firemen and others that were running towards the buildings saying “Run for your life,” at their own peril. And in some cases I believe they knew they were going to die but there was a sense of duty. I was crying out to God, I said “God, oh Jesus, don’t let my sense of duty be less for Your Kingdom than these beloved firemen and policemen were for those that are perishing in a falling tower. We’re living in a generation when Truth is falling into the streets. I want to be among those that are not running away from the conflict but running into the conflict and saying, “Run for your life.”
Run from gospels that focus only on success and prosperity. Run!
Run from those who use the name of Christ only for personal gain. Run from those that are picking your pocket in the name of Jesus. Run!
Run from gospels that only focus on self improvement. Run!
Run from churches where men and not Christ are glorified. Run!
Run Body of Christ, Run! Get out! Don’t touch the unclean thing.
Run from churches in America and Canada where there is no Bible. There’s no cross in the theology. There’s no soul-searching word. There’s no repentance from sin. There’s no mention of the blood of Jesus. Run! It’s unclean. Run!
Run from churches where you’re comfortable in your sins. If you come into the house of God and you’ve got sin in your life and you’re not convicted of it, you’re at a table of devils.
Run from pulpits that are filled with political men, who are using the pulpit of God for a personal political agenda. Run!
Run from those who preach division between races and cultures. Run!
Run! Get out! Turn it off! Get away from it!
They know nothing of God.
Run from ungodly spasmodic movements and aimless empty prophesying. Beloved Church, run for your life!
Run from preachers that stand and tell stories and jokes. Run like you’ve never run before!
[Like Carter Conlon, it is also my dream to warn Christians, to beg with them to flee from false teachers, from churches that are preaching false gospels.]
NOTE – Following is the entire sermon (approx. 1 hr., 16 mins.):
Click here for the transcript of this sermon.
FOR FURTHER VIEWING AND READING
Click here for a listing of 383 free downloadable audio sermons by Carter Conlon.