UPDATE: I’ve added an excellent video prior to the article from RT-SS. Please take the time to watch this video.
UPDATE 3/17/2011 The video I linked to and mentioned in the last update has been removed and replaced by 3 “clarification videos” that I will link to in the comments section of this blog post.
I knew at some point I would have to begin highlighting the false teachers found on Facebook, and add a new category called Facebook False Teachers. After receiving the following warning regarding one of these rogues from my friends at Reformed Theology-Sola Scriptura I figured today would be as good as any to begin. After the jump check out what the folks at RT have compiled in regards to Kirk Bookmyer.
Numerous Facebook friends have alerted me to the emergence of a heretic on Facebook with his scandalous behaviour now having reached the point where he must be exposed. His attacks begun as doctrinal, centred upon what constitutes the gospel, before deteriorating into personal assaults, then eventually attacks against the children of those who faithfully stood against him, culminating in what many reliable sources have reported as “stalker behaviour”. Yes – you read all that correctly.
I have exposed heretics in the past from Rob Bell to Marc Carpenter, and again feel the need to warn believers about this person through my various networks. The person I am exposing is “Kirk Bookmyer”. I must also state this transcends secondary doctrinal issues, rather also includes the essential gospel and formally illegal behaviour.
Below are some of Kirk’s falsehoods he has propagated; if you are aware of any others I would be grateful if you could provide links so I can expand the article. You can contact me on this page or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have not included the specific links to protect the privacy of those offended, but yes, all the following remarks are electronically evidenced. Some of the following material is specific within Protestantism, while some transcends Christianity.
Some of his particularly disturbing theological comments that ought to frighten every Christian include: claiming apostolic authority, claiming prophetic authority, pharisaic legalism, full Preterism, making God the author of sin, threatening remarks against children and adding to the gospel.
Kirk said on a Facebook news thread “I am on THE ROCK of Matthew 16”. Here Kirk has committed verse mutilation in what resembles the Roman Catholic style. The verse regards the specific role the Apostles had founding the church (Ephesians 2:20, Rev 21:14) – a foundation that is laid (c.f. Gal 2:11-14, Matt 16:23), with Christ alone the cornerstone.
Kirk has on countless occasions claimed a prophetic authority for himself, even declaring himself the official mouthpiece of the Holy Spirit who is speaking as Christ. The prior statement is clearly proven by the following direct quotes from Kirk himself. “I have the mind of Christ. I speak not on my own authority but Jesus Christ’s authority”, “Even now you are not talking to Kirk you are talking to GOD!”, “Kirk is nothing. Kirk died years ago. God is running his life, now!”, “I know the TRUTH. And the truth is I am speaking as the Christ in this capacity”, “It is not I who speak on my own authority. But the Holy Spirit that is speaking through me”, “Jesus is speaking through me as I accurately apply the biblical standard. In essence I have the authority of THE CHRIST when I speak according to His Word”.
People prophetically lying in the name of God is nothing new (Jeremiah 23:25:26) and such prophecy has ceased (Hebrews 1:1-3). Scripture is complete (Revelation 22:18-19); Kirk is adding to Scripture right after the command not to, declaring himself the Magisterium and adding to Scripture, which is exactly what his predecessors the Pharisees were rebuked for (Matthew 5:43).
Kirk has also exclaimed his own morality, which later statements completely disprove. “I have removed all known sin from my life” he exclaims boastfully with pride. Does this remind anyone else of the Pharisees (Matthew 23:23)? Or maybe the man who professed to have obeyed the law yet was constantly committing idolatry (Matt 19:21-22)? Sanctification affects every part of man, yet all continue to sin unto death (1 Kings 8:46). Proverbs 20:9 says the exact opposite of such a person “Who can say, ‘I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”; the truth is not in those who claim to be perfected (1 John 1:8). Kirk cannot believe such sinlessness and be regenerate.
Kirk’s doctrinal heresy extends to eschatology; he typed “That is where all you folks go wrong. I am part of the Body of Christ. Jesus HAS returned! This is the second coming.” This heresy is called Full Preterism, not to be confused with Partial Preterism. Matthew 25:33 says “[God] will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left”, then according to Revelation 21:4 Christ’s return will signal the passing away of former things of death, pain, mourning and sadness for His people in a “new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13). You don’t need a seminary degree to join the dots here – full Preterism is heresy.
As I noted in my opening statements, Kirk’s comments extend to personal attacks – I have read newspaper articles where people have been criminally convicted for much milder statements. Such statements include “Oh, and if God wants your daughter to be publicly ATTACKED she will be ripped to shreds”, “Why shouldn’t they be punished: because they are so cute and cuddly?”, “[He is] more dangerous than Hitler or a child rapist”, “You are working for Satan”, “Child rape is the judgment of God on the evil child. That is why they are tortured and why they die?” and “[I] had thoughts of raping and killing children, then bringing them back to life I could do it again”.
Such assertions by Kirk is just so heinous, inhumane and callous that I will let it speak for itself. Some of the videos where these things were said were posted on YouTube and have since been taken down. Kirk repeatedly in his YouTube videos quotes Ephesians 4:29 to justify declaring many pastors unfit to preach and his anathematising of their whole families; certainly such speech from Kirk does not give grace but hatred to those who hear – this is what we call hypocrisy.
Such thought process of Kirk did not cease here, there were further utterances by Kirk against the child of a person he was debating that are too abhorrent to repeat. These obscene remarks were followed by “stalker like behaviour” according to a variety of reliable sources.
Comments regarding Kirk’s stalker behaviour include: “Kirk is a stalker . He goes after people and then slanders them. You are not the first”, “So Kirk, (who keeps sending things to my blog because I have him blocked every other way he could possibly reach me – what a stalker!) wrote to me ‘I see you have found a new way to not serve God’”, “He then found a comment she had made on one of my YouTube videos. He posted several demeaning, condemnatory remarks about my daughter, he went to my daughter’s YouTube page and sent her several private messages condemning her to hell, telling her to repent, telling her how evil and devilish I was”. This kind of behaviour is not just unchristian on behalf of Kirk, but illegal and punishable by national and international laws.
Furthermore, Kirk has added to the gospel. Where in Scripture is baptism declared a necessary doctrine for salvation? While I certainly have a decided opinion on paedobaptism vs. credobaptism, nowhere in Scripture does it say “Baptise babies or perish” or “If you baptise babies you will perish”. Yet, Kirk comes out and says “You are a devil, [to a Presbyterian]. You can’t handle the whole truth so you only go so far with it. God has a special place in hell for infant baptizers”. Additionally, does the later statement resemble a works gospel to anyone else?
As demonstrated above, Krik Bookmyer is a heretic whom I strongly suggest avoiding as he preaches another gospel (Galatians 1:8-9, 2 Peter 2:1, 2 John 1:10-11).”Oh, and if God wants your daughter to be publicly ATTACKED she will be ripped to shreds….” It would be appreciated as it would be beneficial to believers if everyone who reads this note passes it on. Thank you to everyone who assists in exposing this heretic.
Kirk does not evidence the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), adds to the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and profanes the name of our Lord and Saviour through his Pharisaic Legalism (Deuteronomy 4:2). However our Christian duty does not stop with exposing the heretic but extends to praying that if it is God’s will, He may grant Kirk Bookmyer repentance and that Kirk may cease leading so many astray.
There are the Five Solas, the Five Points of Calvinism, now we can have the Five Anti-Kirks: Report Kirk, Block Kirk, Share Note about Kirk, Pray For Kirk, Cease Fellowship with Kirk!
Soli Deo Gloria!
By both Administrators of Reformed Theology – Sola Scriptura. I would like to add a personal thankyou and word of encouragement to those who have taken time to expose Kirk, and in doing so have given me the material to formulate this note.