False Teachers ... REVISITED!
by Sandy Simpson, 8/26/09

I often receive requests to present updated false teachings and false prophecies by the myriad of heretics out there.  We do try to keep up with all the latest.  But I have to remind people that those we have exposed as false on our site have not repented of what they have already done in the past, which is why they are still on our site.  So what they are doing now has no relevance as to whether or not they are now to be considered a true Biblical teacher.  If and when they repent, that is renounce their false teachings and false prophecies, make restitution to those they have deceived, and begin to teach sound Biblical doctrine we will give you that information.  As of now NONE of the people we have exposed have repented of their Latter Rain, Word of Faith teachings, heretical practices or their false prophecies.  But in the interest of helping you to respond to a person who inquires by saying: "Those articles are old and you need newer materials" well, here is some newer stuff you can add to the pile.  For you and me this really makes no difference, but for those who are living in deception perhaps it might demolish one of their arguments against the truth.

I will only deal with quotes from 2007 through 2009 in this article.  I will not go into detailed analysis of these newer quotes in order to save space, but will present a short comment and link you elsewhere for the detailed report, if there is one.


Quote, Source & Date
Short comment & links
Francis Frangipane The Church has many administrators, but few examples of Christ; many who can explain the doctrines of Christianity but few who walk as Jesus walked. Indeed, while many stand in leadership today, not many function in the higher realms of authority that Christ purchased for His Church. However, a new badge of authority is coming to the Church. It will bring deliverance on a scale unprecedented; in some cases, entire cities will be turned toward God. (Francis Frangipane, ElijahList, 8/17/09) Two things wrong with this teaching.  (1) This is yet another in a long diatribe/diaprax against the Church by someone who who has demontrated over and over again that he doesn't even know what Church is, having taught the false doctrines of the Latter Rain for decades.  (2) You cannot walk as Jesus walked unless you walk in sound doctrine, which is exactly what Francis is not doing.  (3) There will be no conversion of "entire cities".  There is no such thing called for in the Bible under the New Covenant.  This is part of the "transformations" agenda of the New Apostolic.  Jesus is saving individuals today, but not through false teachers.  Their agenda is to take over the world; the true agenda of Christians is to preach the Gospel and disciple those from all nations who repent and believe.
Paulette Reed Here's what happens. As we're serving God as His royal priesthood, a day comes when He no longer calls us servants, but He calls us friends. (Paulette Reed, ElijahList, 8/15/09) God became our friend through His Son and our belief in Him resulting in repentance.  But we always have to remember that He is God.  There is no time, even in eternity, when we will not be His servants.  We are His priests, His representatives on earth but we will always be His servants.
Al Thomas People needed miracles in those days as much as they need them now. Maybe you need one or know someone who does. Overshadowing means good news. Soon, many prophets will predict God's glory overshadowing the Church. This is good news. (I have no use for doom and gloom, always giving out bad news. Yes, we all need repentance, but making people feel guilty makes people run from God, not to God. The Church doesn't need bad news. Sinners don't need bad news. They know how bad they are. They need the liberating power of God.) (Al Thomas, ElijahList, 8/11/09) The whole point of the Gospel is that sinners need to know that they are sinners and that they need to repent (Luke 15:10).  Worldly people don't know that or recognize it because their minds are darkened (Eph. 4:18).  Only by the proclamation of the Gospel can men know true guilt before God (Rom. 10:14-15).  When the Holy Spirit convicts a person He does so because they have been made aware that they are sinners for the first time. 

Joh 16:8  When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt {Or will expose the guilt of the world} in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:

It is then that they must choose to repent and believe or reject Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19).  Miracles do not make people believe (Mark 8:11-12).  We have ample evidence of that in the Old and New Testaments (Num. 14:11, John 9:18).  If we do not know we are sinners and believe on the One who became flesh as the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary (the only place the word "overshadowed" is used in the Bible) then we cannot be born again (John 3:3).

Kim Clement The idea that God is God and man is man, and that the two may meet but never merge, and that there is a fellowship but never a fusion is untrue and contrary to the Holy Scriptures. A theophany is a visible manifestation of God to human beings. Pretty darn neat and enough to make us realize that we are, as Peter says, a peculiar and special people. (Kim Clements, ElijahList, 8/03/09) What Clement is teaching here is the not-so-subtle teaching that continues from Word of Faith teachers, that is that we are all little gods.  We are not a "theophany" of God.  Jesus Christ as THE Angel Of God in the Old Testament was a theophany of what He would become in the Incarnation.  The Holy Spirit indwells believers and we have the weight of glory in us to proclaim His Gospel and live like Him and for Him in the world.  But we are not Him.  We are His children, He is our Abba.  We are His bride, He is our groom.  We are His servants, He is our Master.  We are His inheritance, He is our God.  Teaching that we are a "theophany", a part of God Himself because we have the indwelling Holy Spirit, is and continues to be blasphemy.
John Mark Pool The Lord says, "I did not send you into this world to judge and condemn, but to loose and liberate through simply sharing the good news of My love. Do not judge anything or anyone before the time. Commit all judgment unto Me, for I do so righteously and justly.(John Mark Pool, ElijahList, 8/02/09) This is a false prophecy.  The Lord would never say this.  Why?  Because He already stated in His Word that we are to judge those inside the Church as God judges those outside (1 Cor. 5:12), we are to judge and test everything (1 Thes. 5:21), and there are ways in which He has told us to judge (See this article).  Someday true believers will judge the nations and even the angels in the Millennial Kingdom (1 Cor. 6:2-3).
Doug Addison (quoting Bob Jones and Larry Randolph) Last April, I was talking on the telephone with Bob Jones who told me he was in Heaven and saw that "books were being reconciled regarding people's destinies." A short while later I was talking with Larry Randolph who said that he saw the court of Heaven in session, and there are things about our future that have not been determined as of yet. (Doug Addison (quoting Bob Jones and Larry Randolph, "Decrees Are Falling From Heaven", ElijahList, 8/02/09) Doug Addsion quoting other Latter Rain false prophets Bob Jones and Larry Randolph betrays the fact that Latter Rain teachers are still holding to a God Who does not really know the future.  He is a limited Open Theist god who does not know what will happen and thus cannot predestine the future.  This flies in the face of the Biblical fact that God is omniscient and has ordained everything according to His foreknowledge (Acts 2:23, 1 Peter 1:2, Rom. 8:29).  Bob Jones was not in heaven because the books there are already written, not in the process of "being reconciled".  God already knows the future, which is based on His omniscience and foreknowledge of the free will choices of man.  Larry Randolph was also not in heaven because God knew the future from eternity past to eternity future.  This place these false prophets are going to, either in their imaginations or by the enemy, are not the third heaven of God.
Benny Hinn The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed "I AM" and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e., Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19). 

That all believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4; 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9). 

Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17). (Benny Hinn, Faith Statement page, http://www.bennyhinn.org/aboutus/articledesc.cfm?id=1392)


Let's take each of these statements in Hinn's "faith statement" and compare it to the Bible. 

(1) God has revealed Himself as more than "embodying the principles of relationship and association" as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  He has revealed Who He is: one "What" and three "Whos" with each "Who" possessing all the attributes of Deity and personality.  This statement by Hinn leaves the door open to Oneness theolgy advocates, some of his friends like Tommy Tenney, and other false ideas of Who God is.  A proper statement of Faith with regards to Who God is would be something like: We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

(2) There was never a normative Christian experience, even in the early church, of baptism by fire.  That was at Pentecost.  During the time when the Holy Spirit was first given to the believing Jews then Gentiles it may have seemed that the baptism of the Holy Spirit was a subsequent experience to being born again.  But on closer examination we find that even then those who received the Holy Spirit had already believed and later in the epistles it is evident that water baptism is a picture of what has already taken place in the spiritual realm when a person has a new self created in them and the Holy Spirit indwells them.  Hinn continues to teach the false idea that the baptism of the Spirit is divorced from the new birth.

(3) Is. 53:4-5 is not talking about healing from physical sickness, but from spiritual death.  It is talking about the way out of spiritual sickness through the cross of Christ.  Christians are not guaranteed freedom from sickness because of the cross.  God does heal people but He also may allow people to remain sick for His purposes, such as Paul (Gal. 4:13-14).  This is the false basis on which Benny Hinn shouts at His meetings "Everyone will be healed tonight".  This is a false claim and has NEVER come true at his meetings, in fact he has, to date, not been able to present documented medical evidence for ANY healing in his meetings when repeatedly asked.  That is because his theology is wrong.  You don't get right experience from wrong theology.  The Bible tells us how to pray for the sick.

Jas 5:14  Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.

Slain in the spirit that Hinn performs is not healing.

Kenneth Copeland In those last precious hours before the cross, Jesus spoke to His disciples about supernatural power. He told them they would soon be able to have whatever they asked for in prayer. He told
them He was about to make so much power available to them they’d not only able to do the miraculous signs and wonders He’d done, they’d be able to do even greater things. (Kenneth Copeland, Voice of Victory Magazine, Spetmeber 2009)
Two continued false teachings from Copeland proving he has not changed his tune in decades.  (1) Copeland and Word of Faith teachers love to quote the verse about receiving whatever you ask in prayer (Mark 11:24) without giving the guidelines in the whole teaching of the Word for those requests.  Believers may ask, seek and knock (Matt. 7:7, Luke 11:9) but must do so according to the Word (John 15:7), according to God's will (1 John 5:14) and as long as we are living in obedience to his commands (1 John 3:22). (2) The verse about doing greater works (not "greater things") is not talking about greater miracles as no one will be walking on water, changing the weather instantly, or feeding 5000 men with a few loaves and fishes, etc.  What John 14:12 is talking about is the fact the the ministry of Jesus was primarily to the Jews, but the ministry of the disciples on down to us is not only to the Jews but to the Gentiles to the farthest ends of the earth. The work of the Church today then has greater effect because of the work of Christ on the cross.  Any miracles being done through true believers are never from us, but from God.  He is the One who heals and does signs and wonders in the earth, and He must receive all the glory, not false faith healers who go around making a name for themselves with lying signs and wonders and bilking people of their money.

Tit 1:11  They must be silenced, because they are ruining whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain.

Bob & Bonnie Jones  We are going to see Roe vs. Wade overturned. It's time to bless the United States and not curse her. Bob Jones heard Kate Smith singing God Bless America. This is the United States of America. We are united by diversity, and the angel over this nation is named "Union" - we are united by diversity and strengthened by union. (Bob & Bonnie Jones, "New Apostolic Government in Place by 2012 and "God is Not Disappointed in You", 2009, source) This is a continuation of prophecies from people like Cindy Jacobs and Dutch Sheets that have not come true and there is no basis to expect they will with the Obama government or any other from here on out.  There is also no angel over the nation of the USA called "Union" unless it is a demonic angel.  The true Church is seperating from the false world religion which Jones and others are bringing about in the churches.  For the true Church and true believers there will NEVER be union with false teachers and false prophets.  Only those who stay in the Faith till the end will be saved (Heb. 4:14, 1 Cor. 15:2).
C. Peter Wagner Vertical Apostles

    * Ecclesiastical apostles. Apostles who are given authority over a sphere which includes a number of churches, presumably in an apostolic network headed up by the apostle.

    * Functional apostles. Apostles who are given authority over those who have an ongoing ministry in a certain specific sphere of service which has defined boundaries of participation.

    * Apostolic Team Members. Apostles whose apostolic ministry functions in conjunction with an apostle who is seen as the leader of a team of one or more other peer-level vertical apostles. They may be assigned specific spheres by the leading apostle. These are more than administrators or assistants or armor-bearers.

    * Congregational apostles. Apostles functioning as senior pastors of dynamic, growing churches of more than 700-800.

Horizontal Apostles

    * Convening apostles. Apostles who have authority to call together on a regular basis peer-level leaders who minister in a defined field.

    * Ambassadorial apostles. Apostles who have itinerant, frequently international, ministries of catalyzing and nurturing apostolic movements on a broad scale.

    * Mobilizing apostles. Apostles who have the authority to take leadership in bringing together qualified leaders in the body of Christ for a specific cause or project.

    * Territorial apostles. Apostles who have been given authority for leading a certain segment of the body of Christ in a given territorial sphere such as a city or state.

    * Marketplace Apostles. It seems clear that some marketplace apostles would be vertical (perhaps within a large company) while others would be horizontal (bringing together peer-level marketplace apostles). The more we work with marketplace apostles, the more clarity will come in due time. (Understanding How Apostles Minister in Different Spheres, Global Harvest Ministries, Source, Jan. 22, 2009)

The fact is that the Bible does not speak at all about any of these apostolic categories.  C. Peter Wagner claims that he is the head apostle of his movement and that he has the same authority as a foundational apostle.

Apostles and prophets the foundation of the Church and, um, I identify as James an apostle as my function as a horizontal apostle to bring together the people of the body of Christ not only can I do it, I love to do it. Yesterday I was the apostle with a group of about 15-20 prophets we met all day long, and these prophets many of whom are going to be speakers in this conference come under my guidance, coordination and leadership as an apostle. They each have apostles in their own networks but I mean they are under spiritually.  But I’m the one that brings them together and when I bring them together things happen. (C. Peter Wagner, National School of the Prophets - Mobilizing the Prophetic Office, Colorado Springs, CO, May 11, 2002, Tape #1)

The Bible does speak about those who claim to be equal to the foundational apostles.

2 Cor. 11:12-15  And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

Wagner has only developed his unbiblical theology in more detail as the years have gone by. 

Rick Warren On July 5 the Washington Times online reported that Pastor Rick Warren told his Islamic audience, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA,) that he envisions "a coalition of faith." (cited by Jan Markell, "An Open Letter To Rick Warren", Source, 7/09) There can be no unity between true believers and a false religion that denies that God has a Son and that Jesus Christ was crucified.  Muslims cannot be saved unless they believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified to pay the penalty for our sins and risen again to guarantee us eternal life.  Faith in the false god Allah is not the same as faith in Jesus Christ, therefore there can be no coalition of faith.
Brian McLaren McLaren decided this year to participate in the Muslim Ramadan.  Here is his prayer on day 1. 

Ramadan 2009: Day 1.  Here is my prayer today:

God, Creator of all people, in this month when a billion people will observe Ramadan with fasting and prayer, with devotional reading and with kindness to the needy, may your Spirit be at work in the hearts of Muslims, Christians, and Jews (who together make up over half the world's population) as well as people of other faiths and no stated faith. May your gentle voice call us to move beyond our tribal visions of a deity who loves "us" but hates "them." Help us to see you more truly as you are, a God who is pure light, rich in mercy, whose mercy triumphs over judgment, who knows us each by name, and who graciously considers us beloved, wherever we are from, whatever our background, whatever labels we apply to ourselves or others apply to us. May your voice of truth call us to question the prejudices and misconceptions about you and about one another that we learned from well-meaning but misinformed authority figures, even when they thought they were speaking in your name. (Source, 9/09)

(1) The Holy Spirit would only be at work among those who have heard the Gospel in order to convict them of their sins.  The Holy Spirit is NOT at work among unrepentent people of false religions.  Notice that McLaren never mentions the Gospel, nor would he because it would break up the unity he is trying to forge with Islam.

(2) The Christian concept of God does not come from "tribal visions".  It comes from the true prophets and those who wrote the Bible breathed by the Holy Spirit.  Our religion is the only true one and all the others are false religions.  God loved everyone enough to send His Son to die for us but we must each make a decision to believe in Jesus Christ in order for God's love have meaning in our lives.  But God does hate sin and those who continue in unbelief, including Muslims, are self-condemned to hell.

(3) Whatever labels?  Islam is a religion, not a label.  Christianity is true religion, not a label.  Christians don't have misconceptions about Islam.  They have the facts and know that Muslims worship a false god, a moon god, likely Baal.  If the misinformed authority figures McLaren is talking about are those who know the basis of the false religion of Islam, then I'm afraid the misinformed person is McLaren.

Leonard Sweet Sweet promotes Obama and a world religion in this way:

Obama has made politeness, manners, courtesies and cool, once the small change of civility, the large bills of civilization. Rather than “courtesy” and “pleasantness” an add-on, or optional value, Obama has made them the new/old norm. In the old civil religion, to say “I am an American” was to say willy nilly “I am a Christian.” Just as the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley liked to claim that “we are all Greeks,” in some sense the old civil religion made us able to say, “We are all Christians.” That old civil religion, thanks to its association with concepts like democracy, liberty, republicanism, and the opportunity to pursue dreams, gave the very word “America” a positive charge. Because of superpower arrogance, corporate greed, corrupt politics, trigger-happy warmongering, thrusting foreign policy, ecological irresponsibility, and crass consumerism, that very same civil religion gave the name America less happy associations. In fact, just after 9-11, I was asked to speak to some groups in Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa. One afternoon, before I gave an address to a South African seminary audience, one of the professors stood up from his lofty perch in the back row of the science hall, announced he was taking a moment of personal privilege, and spoke these words: “I hate Americans. I am here because I was told I had to be here by the Dean. But I don’t know what any American could say that could ever be of interest to me or to any of us in South Africa.” Before he sat down, he turned around so the crowd could see both the front and the back of his Osama bin Laden t-shirt. The question of the new civil religion is whether it will enable people of a Google culture to say: I am a USAmerican. I am a Christian/Muslim/Jew/Hindu/non-believer. I am a citizen of the world. (Source, 9/09)

It is typical of Emerging Church leaders to lump Christianity in with the sins of America.  The problem is that most of the USA is populated with non-believers or Christians in name only.  The born again are a vast minority.  To blame the attitude of the world about the US on Christians is ludicrous.  But there is a disdain for both the Jews and Christians prompted by the devil through false religion.  Sweet's answer is to lump all religions together to appeal to people and make friends with them.  He does the same thing with postmodernists instead of teaching them that their worldview is completely erroneous and deadly dangerous.  He is still one of the main proponants of this strategy for the churches and many churches are buying into it.  But this strategy he admits he sees in Obama and likes it.  He wants us all to be "world citizens".  This is only setting up people to be controlled and diapraxed by the coming global government and the apostate world religion.  Choose this day whom you will serve ... Obama or Jesus Christ!
Rodney Howard-Browne Pictures of RHB's "River Church" where slain in the spirit and "holy laughter" are still par for the course. (Source, 8/31/09) Browne's "River Church" denomination is still dispensing "slain in the spirit" while claiming to be winning souls to Christ.  When you claim you are preaching the Gospel but then deceive people with a different spirit you are not doing the Lord's work.  RHB continues his Word of Faith, Latter Rain teachings while claiming to be bringing thousands to Christ.  Unfortunately, with slain in the spirit and other Latter Rain practices, RHB is bringing them to a different Jesus.

2Co 11:4  For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

Reinhard Bonnke If we are His disciples, filled with the same Spirit that anointed Jesus, we are to do the same work. They are ‘greater works’ because God is not limited to one pair of hands, to one voice, but people moving everywhere carry the same blessings and love. SIGNS AND WONDERS FLOWED FROM CHRIST AND SHOULD FLOW FROM THE BODY OF CHRIST TODAY. (Reinhard Bonnke, CfaN Ministry Blog, 9/3/09) This is the same false teaching as Kenneth Copeland and every other Word of Faith teacher teaches.

The verse about doing greater works is not talking about greater miracles as no one will be walking on water, changing the weather instantly, or feeding 5000 men with a few loaves and fishes, etc.  What John 14:12 is talking about is the fact the the ministry of Jesus was primarily to the Jews, but the ministry of the disciples on down to us is not only to the Jews but to the Gentiles to the farthest ends of the earth. The work of the Church today then has greater effect because of the work of Christ on the cross.  Any miracles being done through true believers are never from us, but from God.  He is the One who heals and does signs and wonders in the earth, and He must receive all the glory, not false faith healers that go around making a name for themselves with lying signs and wonders and bilking people of their money.


Quote, Source & Date
Short comment & links
Kim Clement God is about to make the Church so exciting that young people will be brought into the Kingdom by the millions in a very short period. ... God has shown me through prophetic revelation that the recession that has been predicted shall not be. (Kim Clement: "God is about to make the Church so exciting that young people will be brought into the Kingdom by the millions in a very short period", The ElijahList, 4/11/08)

For they have unfairly spoken against an African man, and I'm not talking about Jeremiah Wright; I'm talking about Obama. For God said, "Even though you may think this or that, there is an element of righteousness inside of him to reach out for Jesus. Therefore, I will sway it next week," says the Spirit of God, "and I will cause My man, My power--to exalt in the White House what is necessary to declare victory. For this time, I shall rise up and I shall make known who I am in a way that I have never done it in this nation," says the Lord. (Kim Clement: Steve Shultz on Kim's OBAMA word: "This is Not My 'Obama' Endorsement! It's Kim Clement's Prophecy Concerning Obama", The ElijahList, 4/9/08)
Two false prophecies in one.  Millions of young people have not been saved since last year.  At the time of this false prophecy there was already a recession that has lasted through the writing of this article. 

Is Obama truly "My Man" according to God?  How can he be if he had a pastor like Jeremiah Wright and attended an apostate UCC church? How can he be if he was declared a Muslim while in Indonesia attending a Muslim school?  What is this "element of righteousness" in Obama that God knows about?  Does this mean that God sanctions lies?  How many lies has Obama already been caught in during the primary and his early presidency?  This is clearly a false prophecy, and maybe even worse.

See the article The ElijahList - The biggest distributor of false prophecies in cyberspace compiled by Sandy Simpson, 4/08

James Goll As I woke up, I had several "knowings" as a result of this dream experience. Again, there were no audible words in this dream. But the feeling dimension was very alive! I did feel a word dropped inside of me, though, as I woke up: "Get positioned for an open Heaven."(James Goll: "Confessing Generational Sins and Positioned for an Open Heaven!", The ElijahList, 4/12/08) So now prophets are going by their feelings from the "feeling dimension".  Where is any example of this in the Bible among the true prophets?  Where is this "feeling dimension" evidenced in the Bible?  It is not, and in fact the Bible states that false prophets are driven by false visions and delusion of their minds (Jer 14:14).  Then we have this "open heaven" taught by a number of Latter Rain false teachers and false prophets.  There is no such thing.  God the Father and Son are in the third heaven also called Paradise.  This third heaven is only "open" to those who have died in Christ.  God works with His Church but the access they have to heaven is through prayer in Christ Who intercedes for us with the Father.  But the core issue is that people like Goll are trying to get people to come under the false apostles and get squarely into the center of the Dominion doctrines of the NAR. 

See the article The ElijahList - The biggest distributor of false prophecies in cyberspace compiled by Sandy Simpson, 4/08

Benny Hinn "If I ever stood on a platform and said, "I have been to heaven and seen Jesus," leave my meeting. If I have ever said that "Angels talk to me on a daily basis," leave the service. If I ever tell you that "I have known the name of angels in glory," leave the service. If I ever tell you "I can take you to heaven with me to visit Jesus," leave the service. Yet some, please forgive me, simple-minded people have sat in meetings and listened to such nonsense of people telling them they have visited heaven, and gone and talked to Abraham and have coffee with him. WHERE IS IT IN THE BIBLE?! Paul, the Apostle, went to heaven and wouldn't dare talk about it."
(Benny Hinn, From "word-for-word transcript of Benny Hinn's October 30-31, 2008 Freedom From Deception message at the Kentucky International Convention Center "Fire Conference" in Louisville, Kentucky")
This was a message where Hinn was putting down Todd Bentley and others for doing EXACTLY what he has been doing for years.  Hinn stated on video that he had angels showing up in his room every day for a year. (Benny Hinn, Honolulu Crusade, February 28, 1997. Transcript of Hinn’s comments made by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries. Audio tape and transcript on file.)  He also claimed to go to heaven and to the Throne Room but God was not on the throne. 

And I'm preaching to a great crowd that I saw.  I saw an angel of the Lord in that dream.  Now, I won't say any more about that because I don't feel at liberty what that angel was doing, not on television.  I'll share that maybe later on some other programs if God permits me.  But now as I'm done preaching I walk into what looked like the temple of God.  I'm in the throne room.  I see God's throne, I see the seats of the elders, but its empty.  God was not in there.  (TBN, "Praise The Lord", 12/29/02)

Not only that but dead people appear to him on a regular basis.

I saw myself walk into a room and there stood Kathryn Kuhlman. And I’ve not seen Kathryn in a dream or a vision [in] years. Uh, when she died, the day she died, the morning she died, I had a dream what I—what I saw in a—in a—in a—in a casket with a white dress. And when I woke up in—in the morning I knew she had died, and it was on the news that same morning. And so it’s been many years. And there she was standing in this room and she said to me—of course this was a dream, but really more of a vision. A lot of times dreams are really visions of the night, and the Bible calls them that. When—when God gives to you in the fashion it really came with me. When I was a little boy, I saw the Lord in this dream. It was really so real, it was really a vision because when—when he appeared to me my body became electric just like electricity went through me and when I awoke that electricity was still on my body.” (Benny Hinn, This Is Your Day, June 11, 1997, video tape on file.)

Finally Todd Bentley stated that Hinn had a great impact on his life.

“Let me give you a little background. I was impacted years ago, and first introduced to this kind of intimacy, through the ministries of Benny Hinn and Kathryn Kuhlman. They opened the way for me to go beyond the power of God’s Spirit, the gifts or any kind of experience like the baptism of the Holy Spirit.” -Todd Bentley
(Fresh Fire or False Fire?, http://reformedevangelist.com/?tag=todd-bentley, cited at http://sheepyweepy.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/tracking-bentley-back-to-benny/)

See the video Spirit Of Truth or Spirit Of Error? by Sandy Simpson, Mike Oppenheimer & Jacob Prasch, 4/08

John Arnott “John Arnott, senior pastor of Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, where a spiritual outpouring began in 1994, was at Tuesday night’s service with his wife, Carol. Bentley honored the couple for sharing “the father heart of God” with the world. Arnott later blessed the Lakeland meetings. “Todd, it’s just amazing what God is doing here … it’s being talked about around the world,” Arnott said. “Carol and I are here tonight to absolutely bless this, with everything in us.” (cited in Source, Charisma Magazine, 5/22/08) Bentley went on to divorce his wife and marry, with the blessing of Rick Joyner, a woman he was having an affair with at the time of Arnott's blessing.  Apparently God really had nothing to do with what Todd Bentley was doing.  Read more about Bentley here.  Read more about Arnott here.
Randy Clark The quickness to condemn and abandon a fallen comrade has caused us as much concern as has the actual sin of our friend. Some want to humiliate and expose Todd before the world. And then there are others who want to point to the obvious anointing on Todd’s life as the sign of God’s approval of Todd’s behavior. Neither is acceptable to us. There must be deep repentance and thorough restoration. (PUBLIC STATEMENT ON TODD BENTLEY FROM REVIVAL ALLIANCE, Randy Clark, 
October 23rd 2008)
How can there be "deep repentance and thorough restoration" when these mentors of Todd Bentley counselled him to get married to his mistress and divorce his wife?  How could this have been any type of revival from the Lord while this was going on behind the scenes and Todd was busy doing things like kicking an old lady on stage in order for her to be healed?  This is another ludicrous statement by suypporters of the Lakeland "Revival".


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Kim Clement God says: "The soil has been scorched. But where it has been scorched there, I'm about to pour rain as never before. California, I have loved you. I have kept you as My own. I am jealous over you. I have watched with a burning jealousy, and I said that I will only consume the enemies of this California, for I have raised it up to be a voice to Nations. I have raised it up so that people will see American domestic television in a different way and in a different light." God said, "I'm about to invade American domestic television and send it to the earth with light, light, light, light, light, light!" (Kim Clement: A Magnitude 5.6 EARTHQUAKE Just Shook the SAN FRANCISCO Area. God says, "Freedom Has Come to California", The ElijahList, 10/31/07) Wow.  How wrong could he be!  To this day secular American TV gets more deviant as it goes and American Christian TV has brought the truth into disrepute all over the world.  California has not been a witness for the Lord but is full of blasphemies and markets deviant behavior to the entire planet. 

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Cindy Jacobs Says God, "I'm coming and heeding their cries. Will not My city be saved? Will not Africa be saved? Will not Europe be saved? Will not South America be saved? North America?" ... "New wells. New wells for a new day. But this well carries with it not only revival, but reformation, societal transformation." ... "It's going be greater than tsunamis'; for there is a spiritual tsunami coming to Asia," says God. "There's a spiritual tsunami being poured out across the face of the earth." (CINDY JACOBS: God says, "I'm Raising Up a New Generation of Revivalists Such as the World Has Not Seen", The ElijahList, 9/18/07) God is not going to save whole continents and nations, certainly not through these false prophets.  The only societal transformation will happen when Christ returns to rule and judge the earth in the Millennial Kingdom.  Till then we struggle against spiritual principalities and powers (Eph. 6:12) who have the rule over the earth (John 14:30, Eph. 2:2).  All of Asia will not be saved, only individuals in Asia who understand the Gospel message through the conviction of the Holy Spirit, repent and believe.  The earth will not be saved.  Few will find the narrow way (Matt. 7:14).  This Dominionism is simply a setup for the Antichrist who will claim to be saving the planet and bringing peace (Dan. 9:27).  Be careful of the false prophetesses who cry "Peace, peace" where there is no peace (Jer. 6:14)! 

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Bill Yount Recently I was invited into a prison to teach about the shofar and, of course, to blow it . . . . At the end of the teaching, I explained how the breath of God is released as the shofar is blown...In the Spirit as the shofar sounded, I immediately saw a Jacob's ladder being extended down inside of many prisons and jails with angels ascending and descending . . . . I saw angels with swords drawn ready to cut time for some prisoners . . . SOME PRISON FILES AND RECORDS WILL STRANGELY DISAPPEAR THIS COMING YEAR -- I SAW ANGELS SNOOPING INTO FILING CABINETS. In the Spirit I could overhear some prison wardens and officials discussing some of the prisoners' destinies who were doomed with lengthy sentences, saying, "How can this be? Where are those records and files? Without that record or file there is not enough evidence to keep him here! He will walk out the front gate a free man!" Death row angels were descending to interfere in the affairs of men and women and the death assignments over them. Some angels were present to stay the hand of death, while other angels were present to welcome others into the presence of Jesus. (Bill Yount: "THE YEAR OF THE PRISON BREAKER ANOINTING--MANY JOSEPHS ARE BEING SUMMONED BY THE KING!", The ElijahList, 5/12/2007) Comment by The Berean Call: Mr. Yount declared his vision of a heavenly "jail break" was made possible not by prayer but by the blowing of a ram's horn. Yount's "prophetic words" are promoted by the Elijah List, and he is a favored speaker at New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) conferences. Mr. Yount teaches that blowing the shofar operates according to scientific and spiritual "laws" so that the physical properties of sound has a profound heavenly impact, which in turn releases favor and God's "breath" upon the earth. In contrast to Scripture or early church practice, no such tools or methods are taught in God's Word. One might also wonder why the Lord needs to rifle file cabinets in order to accomplish his will. (http://www.thebereancall.org/node/5432)

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