Since Earl Paulk, the former senior pastor of Chapel Hill Harvester Church has been accused of sexual misconduct and was forced to resign as archbishop of the International Communion of Charismatic Churches (ICCC), apostle, Donnie Earl Paulk, or DE Paulk as he prefers to be called, moved on to become this controversial church's senior pastor. He had been groomed for the position for many years, which should come as no surprise, especially since it was recently revealed that Donnie Earl is not really the nephew of Earl Paulk but rather he is actually Earl Paulks' son. This revelation came to light as a court ordered a DNA test to prove Earl Paulk had lied under oath about not having sex with Clariece Paulk (Donnie Earls mother, who is married to Earl Paulk's brother, Don Paulk).
Fortunately, Donnie Earl has not followed in the footsteps of his uncle/father, Earl Paulk and continued the false Kingdom Now teaching. Unfortunately, he seems to have embraced Universalism, another false teaching, instead.
In Christianity Universalism is the belief that all people will, eventually, be saved and reconciled to God. It generally accepts the idea of a real heaven, but denies the existence of an eternal Hell. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universalism
Consider who DE continues to partner with. Carlton Pearson promotes the idea that there is no hell and promotes the gospel of inclusion, or Universalism - all people will eventually be saved.
Next, Donnie Earl Paulk transitioned to another ministry, Church in the Now. Church in the Now is under the leadership of bishop, Jim Earl Swilley, another Kingdom Now preacher and confessed homosexual.
Today, Donnie Earl has his own congregation, once called Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, now called, Spirit & Truth Sanctuary.
" Yes, we will say goodbye to the Cathedral building itself. However, the ideas and spirit and mission of the Cathedral will live on in the hearts of us all! Although we may change locations... the vision remains the same! " DE Paulk - Myspace - August 22, 2009
According the About Us Page on his website, D.E. Paulk is the Senior Pastor of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Atlanta, GA (a thriving multicultural, interfaith, LGBT affirming congregation). D.E. is widely known as a radically inclusive minister of reconciliation who believes that the Christ Spirit is present in all of creation and cannot be defined by, nor confined to, Christianity.
Do all religions lead to the same place? Do they all lead to the same god? Apparently, DE Paulk thinks so. The images above and on the right were taken from DE Paulk's church's official website.
These images represent the unity of the various religions, represented by each of the symbols. In Christianity, the white dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit. The image at the right portrays the Holy Spirit, extending an olive branch, which is a gesture of peace. Does DE Paulk really believe that the Holy Spirit would extend an olive branch to religions that can be considered, enemies of God?
Symbols, clockwise from top - Christianity, Hinduism,
Taoism, Bahá'í, Buddhism, Jainism, Shinto, Confucianism, Nature Spirituality, Judaism, Sikhism, Islam.
These are just a few of DE Paulk's troubling statements of belief:
Founder - Pro-love.org
Founder/Organizer - the Communion of Christ-Consciousness (CCC) - to facilitate an open dialog between spiritual leaders from DIFFERENT streams... The second annual gathering was held in November, 2010 featuring, Jim Swilley, Carlton Pearson, Harold Lovelace, David Alexander, Jon Scott, Sharieff Muhammad, Anthony Muhammad, Wanda Nero Butler, Phil Stutzman, Grover Favors, and John Lewis (not the legislator).
Official Facebook Page
Redefining the Megachurch - Keeping it real and keeping them coming: the legacy of Donnie Earl Paulk - By Mara Shalhoup
Article - 7 Characteristics of false Teachers -
Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)
Blog Post - A Closer Look Into The Mind Of Neph-son Donnie Earl Paulk - By I'm Speaking Truth
Blog Post - D.E. Paulk Has Officially Lost His Mind
By I'm Speaking Truth