Monday, January 07, 2008

Lies, Lies, Lies!!!

Ha ha! I figured that title would be an attention grabber. :)

Most, or at least many of you who read this blog are familiar with Steve McVey and Grace Walk Ministries. I thought I'd share something interesting and enlightening that Steve is doing. In the past couple of days Steve has begun a new thing on his blog in which he is planning on uploading short videos in which he talks about lies that are taught in church every week. This isn't meant to be a negative thing, ripping pastors apart for the legalistic things they preach. Rather, as Steve says in this video (in which he explains all of this), "Jesus said, 'You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.' If knowing the truth sets you free, then what would lies do? Lies would put you into bondage."

In other words, this is more of a "shake 'em to wake 'em" type of thing in which lies are exposed for the purpose of bringing the truth to light, thereby setting people free!

As of the time of this post, Steve has posted the first video, Lie #1 - Salvation Is You Giving Your Life To Christ. If you have a problem with calling that statement a lie, I think Steve's explanation will help turn your thinking around. :) Keep your eye out for upcoming videos, and also keep in mind that Steve is offering you the opportunity to email him the religious lies you've heard during your life.


  1. I watched the first video and I would highly recommend it. I found it to be enlightening and very encouraging.

    Steve also posted another video entitled "Ask Steve McVey" where he explains his plan to answer our questions online and he invites us to send him our questions.

    Both videos were good and I'm looking forward to seeing the others.


  2. I think that's a great idea. Do you know if he has his messages (not this but in general) available in MP3 format?

  3. Aida,

    I also found this to be very enlightening and encouraging. I'm definitely looking forward to the "101 Lies..." series, as well as the "Ask Steve McVey" series. He also has an "Ask Steve McVey" section on the Grace Walk Forum. I encourage people to join the forum and discuss the wonders of God's grace! The forum has been pretty quiet for a while.


    Many of Steve's teachings are available for purchase at There are a couple of free mp3 downloads available there. I believe these free ones are sections, or previews, of larger studies that are available for purchase. I've purchase a few of the teachings, and they are well worth it!

  4. Lies, Lies, Lies!!!

    Yes, a good BlogRush header.


  5. I have been watching those. I can't wait to see the rest. I have been trying to think of some I have heard in the past, but doubt that I could think of any that Steve hasn't heard or used in the past. Like:

    If you don't tithe, then you are stealing from God.

    I heard a prospective youth pastor say this one time:

    It's a pastor's job to keep his congregation in line.

  6. Russ,

    I'm new to blogrush, and I'll have to keep your comment in mind from now on. :)


    I've really been enjoying it too. A whole flood of thoughts came to my mind and I wrote down the ones I could remember and I sent them to Steve, although I did mention that most of them were most likely exposed to me in one way or another through Grace Walk. I'm sure Steve has heard it all but it probably wouldn't hurt to send your ideas to him in case they're not in the forefront of his mind as he works on these.

    Your words about the tithe remind me of another one. "The local church is the modern day 'storehouse.'" That one really irritates me. :)

    As for your second one, how else is the church supposed to remain in line??? LOL

    But seriously, I think way too many pastors think of themselves as the head of the totem pole or at the top of some hierarchy and I think far too many people blindly follow along with that notion.

  7. It's a pastor's job to keep his congregation in line.

    Do you know what a 'senior pastor' means? I mean honestly. It is not the age (I have seen younger ones as 'seniors' while there are old ones available in the same congregation), it is not the education (Seminary degrees). Then what is it? I am wondering because they have the 'authority' and it is there in the Bible that we have to submit to the 'authority'.If not, we are doomed to hell!