In this day of self appointed celebrities; those for whom if social media did not exist would never have assaulted our intelligence. We see the rise of demigods within the church. Self appointed leaders who claim they are God’s gift to you.
The Apostle Paul in Jude verses 4-16:
“For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones. But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively. Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion. These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever. It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain advantage.” (Jude 4–16, ESV)
In this video clip we see a disheveled Mr Ruonala beating the drum for finances. He is embarrassingly, introduced as the King of Glory City Church (no signs of a personality cult here) Tom goes on to teach a false Gospel. It becomes very clear that this man has never spent one day in any theological training.
Tom’s only standing in the church rests upon his wife Katherine Ruonala. If Tom could not ride his wives coattails he would simply be another rich kid sitting on back pew of the church. The sad facts are that Tom would never have been a man considered to share a five minute message in any church and if it were not for his wife, Katherine Ruonala nothing Tom would have had to say would have been considered of value, not because Tom is an ignorant man but because he is ignorant of the scriptures.
While Tom may not be biblically qualified as a Pastor he is well qualified as a false apostle; one that would preach another Jesus.