Very interesting development after heretic and former pentecostal false prophet Carlton Pearson assumed interim leadership of Christ Universal Temple in Chicago. Rev. Johnnie Coleman, the founder, retired three years ago. On May 4th, Pearson hyped his move coming in by saying he was “excited to move to Chicago and to join the Christ Universal Temple family.” He promised he would “make it a world class institution and take the ministry to new heights and assist people in living their best lives with a practical religious doctrine.” But just slightly over a week later, the church is in full rebellion against his appointment. Imagine that.
Rev. Roderick Norton called Pearson’s leadership an “insult”.
The new thought movement is a patently false version of Christianity which interprets the scripture through a universalist perspective and emphasize metaphysical beliefs. Pearson utilized elements of universalism in his own ridiculous “gospel of inclusion” heresy.
According to Religion News Blog over 1,000 members at the 6,000 member church signed a protest petition against Pearson’s leadership. Pearson expressed surprise that he would encounter such staunch opposition from both members and ministers alike. Especially in a church he considered a far cry from the “hateful fundamentalists” who rejected his heretical teachings.
“New Thought is not an exclusive group that demeans other movements and expressions,” Pearson said. “I didn’t expect to encounter this in New Thought once I moved away from fundamentalism.”