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When The Ends AND The Means Are Unjustifiable
by Sandy Simpson

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"... we ought to see clearly that the end DOES justify the means.  What else possible could justify the means?  If the method I am using accomplishes the goal I am aiming at, it is for that reason a good method.  If, on the other hand, my method is not accomplishing the goal, how can I be justified in continuing to use it?"
(C. Peter Wagner, "Your Church Can Grow - Seven Vital Signs Of A Healthy Church", 1976, pg. 137. - emphasis in original)

Way back in 1976 C. Peter Wagner had already expressed a foundation of sand upon which his entire "apostolic" kingdom is built.  To back up his notions, he and his friends such as John Wimber, Paul Cain and many others began to get the cart before the horse.  They tried to create revival where there was none with unbiblical and even heretical ideas.  They imported occult ideas from false religions into the churches, such as "slain in the spirit" and called the results "revival".  The means they used were the counterfeit  revivals of the Word Of Faith Movement, the Vineyard movement, the Toronto "Blessing", the Brownsville "Outpouring" and on down the line to latest Todd Bentley "Lakeland Revival".  The proof that the means have all been unjustifiable is in the unjustifiable ends.  Lakeland has now come to an apparent abrupt end due to false healing and dead raising claims, many false teachings, a false "transferable" anointing, and sexual misconduct.  You can read about these things in our Todd Bentley section. Yet the leadership of the New Apostolic Reformation has not even been slowed by yet another bad end brought about by the self-destruction of the means.  In the latest ElijahList the false prophets are prophesying even greater revivals to come.

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The Handkerchief Phenomenon
Addendum to “A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking These Days

by Sandy Simpson

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There is a new phenomenon especially among some island churches where handkerchiefs are being handed around a congregation claiming that they have an anointing that can cause people to be healed and other miraculous things happen to them. The problem with this idea is especially evident in two things: (1) that this can and is being considered by many to be Christian magic and (2) that it is being taught as being something that should be a normal part of the Christian experience.  It is taught that if you have faith you will believe in touching the handkerchief that you will be healed, freed from demons, or get a special anointing.  But faith is not proven by signs and wonders.

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Baha’i & YWAM's "Indigenous People's Movement" (IPM)
by Sandy Simpson

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This chart should be of grave interest to those in YWAM and those supporting YWAM and its agenda with the IPM or "First Nations" movement led by people like Daniel Kikawa (Perpetuated In Righteousness), Don Richardson (Eternity in Their Hearts:Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World), John Dawson (Taking Our Cities for God: How to Break Spiritual Strongholds), Richard Twiss (One Church, Many Tribes : Following Jesus the Way God Made You), Terry LeBlanc (Creating Christian Indians: Native Clergy in the Presbyterian Church) and many others.  You will notice a very close comparison in this chart between false religion and so-called "Christian" leaders.  Please read what YWAM, The Emerging Chuch, the WCGP and others are teaching that are almost exactly what the Baha'i teach.

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Three Fallacies Of Third Wave Spiritual Warfare Teachings 
by Sandy Simpson

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When so-called Christians employ Biblical pagan methods to rid themselves of demons, they end up giving the enemy an opportunity to deceive them and a foothold in their lives.  When Israel disobeyed the Lord's command to come down to Jerusalem and worship Him in the temple under the Law, and instead chose to set up altars in the high places, the result was that they ended up worshiping demons.  They thought they were worshiping God, but ended up worshiping Baal and Ashtoreth.  You cannot live a life glorifying to the Lord unless you obey Him.

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The Duties of Christian Leadership 
by Sandy Simpson

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Christians, and especially Christian leadership, are called to be salt and light in a dark world.

Matt. 5:13-16  "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

When the Lord tells us to be salt and light, He states both the positive and the negative.  That is the way with all Scripture.  We can’t just take the positive and be done with the subject.  We have to consider all the ramifications of being salt and light.  Salt is used to season food and make it taste good.  It was and still is used as a preservative.  In the same way Christians are to be salt in the world.  Without the witness of Christ, without standing for the truth, life is ultimately tasteless and rotten.  Anyone here who was a sinner for any length of time without the Savior knows what I am talking about.  But the flip side is that salt can lose its saltiness.  Christians can lose their saltiness by diluting the Gospel message to the point where it is useless.  Let me give you an example of a washed out Gospel often preached in churches today. 

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Smack Dab in the Middle of the Apostasy 
by Sandy Simpson

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Christianity Today ran the following article:

'Antichrist' No More: Evangelicals Praise Pope
Most are unreserved in their praise on political, social,
and even theological matters, but critique of papacy remains.
Compiled by Ted Olsen, 04/05/2005 04:30 p.m.

Among the names mentioned, who praise the Pope in this article, were "Evangelical" leaders such as: Evangelical Episcopalian Fred Barnes; Wheaton College's Mark Noll; Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod President Gerald B. Kieschnick; National Association of Evangelicals President Ted Haggard; Focus on the Family President James Dobson; Charles Colson who organized the evangelical side of the Evangelicals and Catholics Together; Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Presbyterian Church in America Pastor-brothers David and Tim Bayly; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler; Dallas Theological Seminary President Mark Bailey; Credenda Agenda Editor Douglas Wilson; and Evangelical Alliance, the United Kingdom's version of the stateside National Association of Evangelicals.

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 A Biblical Illustration Of Our Faith Commitment To Jesus Christ For Salvation 
by Sandy Simpson

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Marriage as a metaphor for our relationship to Jesus Christ.

Marriage is used as a metaphor for our relationship to God many times in the Bible.  Let's look at the picture God wants His people to see about their relationship to Him, and His relationship to them.

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The New Powerless Gospel
by Sandy Simpson

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TI have been challenged lately to think again about what the Gospel message is all about.  This has come as a result of hearing what I considerto be, at the very least, "gospel lite" and at the most no gospel at all being presented by a number of neo-evangelicals, Third Wavers and outrightheretics.  The interesting thing is that many seem to be preaching the same message.  What is most intriguing is that false teachers like Benny Hinn, ecumenicals, and even some preachers I would considerto be orthodox in their theology are preaching a "gospel" that is very similar.The question is: Is this new gospel message really the Gospel at all?

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by Sandy Simpson

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This creature that existed, and may yet exist, is used as a description of the might and power of the enemy.


Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, With His fierce and great and mighty sword, Even Leviathan the twisted serpent; And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea. (NASB)


Speaking of the “day of the Lord”, when the Lord comes back again to rule and judge the earth, Isaiah says that the Lord will punish Leviathan the dragon.  Satan is likened to leviathan, a serpent, and he is said to live in the sea.


Revelation 13:1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. (NASB)


Again the dragon comes out of the sea, which is symbolic of the nations of the world, but perhaps is also tied to a literal meaning.  He has multiple heads which are symbolic of the heads of the nations of the end times, but he is also said to have multiple heads before the symbolism of the nations of the revived Babylon come into being, as recorded in Ps. 74:14 and Job.

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Pre Millennial and Post Millennial Doctrines Do Not Mix 
by Sandy Simpson

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Many Christians today (having allowed themselves to be diapraxed by false teachers on TV, in books, in seminars and on tape) have begun to accept a mixture of Pre Mil and Post Mil doctrines.  Many claim they still hold to a Pre Trib Rapture (or another Pre Mil scenario) and at the same time would claim that Christians are in a great end times revival, that "Transformation" is taking place all over the world, and that our mandate is to retake dominion over the whole world including its businesses, social agendas and political arenas (a Post Mil scenario).  But what many "Christians" today do not realize is: the mixture they have accepted is oxymoronic.

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New Age & Eastern Mysticism in the Churches
by Sandy Simpson

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There are two kingdoms being taught in many churches today. Teaching about one of the kingdoms is on the decline while the other is being promoted all over the place.  I am warning Christians that they need to check out who is using the word "kingdom", the books they have been reading and recommend on building "the kingdom", the people they have been hanging out with at conferences, and what they mean by "the kingdom".

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"He Was A Murderer From The Beginning" 
by Sandy Simpson

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John 8:44  You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning,

not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Revelation 21:8  But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters

 and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Revelation 22:15  Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers,

the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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Exposing the "I Am God" Blasphemers 
by Sandy Simpson

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There are so many people who claim to be Christians today, claiming that they are God.  Not just a “little god” but God Almighty.  I hate to tell them but there is only one God/man who could ever claim that and His name is Jesus Christ.

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Why False Teachers Have So Many Followers 
by Sandy Simpson

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1 John 4:4-6  You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit {Or spirit} of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
The reason why false teachers, who deny one or more of the core doctrines of the Faith, gain so many followers is that they are saying what the world wants to hear.  They organize their churches so that they cater to unbelievers, and once non Christians come in they are fed a diet devoid of the essential nutrition of the Gospel and sound doctrine.  False teachers conduct surveys to see what non-believers are looking for in a "church" and then provide those things.  False teachers claim they are bringing people into the Kingdom when in fact they are bringing them out of the world and back into the world, the only difference now being that they are spending their money in support of some apostate leader and/or group.

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False Apostles
  of the New Apostolic Reformation
by Sandy Simpson

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The NAR proponents claim to be foundational Apostles to the modern church.  This claim is exactly what Paul warned the Church about regarding false apostles.  The term "false apostles" is used only once in the Bible in 2 Cor. 11:13.  False apostles are identified as those who claim they are equal with the the foundational Apostles.  The NAR proponents go even further! They claim to be GREATER than the original Apostles.

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  Jude Study
6 DVD Series
(DVD 1) Jude Lesson 1 - Verses 1-4
 (DVD 2) Jude Lesson 2 - Verses 5-10
(DVD 3) Jude Lesson 3 - Verse 11
(DVD 4) Jude Lesson 4 - Verses 12-15
(DVD 5) Jude Lesson 5 - Verses 16-19
(DVD 6) Jude Lesson 6 - Verses 20-25

 by Sandy Simpson

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Jude 1:1-2 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Jude was the brother of Jesus Christ. But it is significant that he calls himself the brother of James. Jude wants everyone to know that, though he is a half-brother of Jesus Christ through his mother Mary, he considers himself to be a servant of Jesus. I’m sure there were those who tried to idolize him for being the brother of Jesus Christ. If he had the character of some of the current large crop of false teachers, he would have written “Jude, the brother of Jesus Christ.” I’m sure if some of these modern heretics could trace their roots back to Christ, they would use that information to get support for themselves and power over people. But Jude does just the opposite. He calls himself the servant of Jesus Christ. He is addressing this letter to those who have been called, and who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ. So he is addressing this letter to Christians. God has called every true believer.

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A Word of Encouragement from Paul
Run the Race, Win the Prize

by Sandy Simpson

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But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.  Jesus Christ is coming again.  We are citizens of heaven, not this earth, and Jesus will come to take us to our homeland.  So true believers eagerly await His coming, unlike those who oppose the cross of Christ who think they must take dominion over the earth or laugh at the idea of the Rapture.  There are many of them today.  We know that when Jesus comes, by His power, He will bring everything under His control.  We are not called to do that as the Church.  Jesus will do that when He comes, and when He comes we will be changed and receive our everlasting bodies that will never wear out.

1 Cor. 15:51-57 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Entertainment-style Christianity
vs. Interactive-style Christianity
by Sandy Simpson

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Today, in a majority of churches, we see the result of the seeker-friendly,"purpose-driven", church  growth, Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation methods and teachings and their product I am calling"Entertainment-style Christianity" (ESC).  But ESC churches are not only missing out on the cutting edge of true Christianity, but areheading down the road to apostasy.

True biblical Christianity is "interactive".  Those in ESC are taughtto be spectators at mega-church entertainment events.  They are not taught the Bible but rather to be enamored with the oratoricalskills of the preacher, and to not dare question anything that is shoved down the throats of the "laity" by the ruling "anointed"elite.  They are treated to a circus atmosphere including wild CCM music with people flailing around and acting like they are on drugs, topreachers who tell endless stories about themselves and joke about everything while actually making profundity mundane, to hula dancing,to banners and marching in the church and around it, to the blowing of shofars, to slain in the spirit and wild manifestations.  Theirsears are tickled by guest speakers who make up sermons out of their own imaginations instead of the written Word.  They are entertainedwith gold dust, gold fillings, "angel" feathers, "angel" footprints, drunk in the spirit antics, and during these displays they can go outand get a latte and a snack at the church snack bar.  They come into these mega churches and leave without being personally challengedother than with tired worldly psychology, and without anyone being able to find out what they are doing in their private lives.  A smallpercentage attend "cell groups" where they are diapraxed into consensus instead of challenged to be Bereans and think and act forthemselves.  They live like the world during the week, then come to church where the world is not only welcomed but accommodated.

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Saturate 2020 adherants are those who are drunk and think they can save the planet
by Sandy Simpson

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Commentators seem to think that this section of Habakkuk was addressing the Ceasars and their drunken desire for power.  Seems these two things often go together.


Those who love drunk in the spirit are no exception.  They are trying to get others to share in their debauchery and the false hope of an end-times worldwide revival, currently through the Saturate 2020 events.  Though these were two of the heretical distinctives of the New Order of the Latter Rain, these ideas are nothing new.  The righteous continue to live by faith, while the proud boast in their drunken state.

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A Warning about Saturate 2020
by Sandy Simpson & Marco Quintana

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Saturate 2020 is another in a long line of Latter Rain revivals which do not meet the criteria of a Biblical revival at all (Acts 3:19).  The Toronto “Blessing” and Brownsville “Revival” both came into towns all over the world with the promise that people were getting saved and nothing weird was going on at their meetings.  This was always a lie as the true Gospel was not preached but instead people were invited forward to have hands laid on them in order to transfer an impartation.  Meanwhile false doctrines were laid down in order to get people involved in churches like Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  We are warned in Scripture about this.
Galatians 2:4 But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage.

2 Peter 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.
The fact that some formerly Biblical churches have joined this circus is a testament to their lack of teaching discernment.  Some of these denominations were warned repeatedly about the Latter Rain, Word of Faith and the New Apostolic Reformation yet they apparently wanted to remain “willfully ignorant”.  The people advertised as being involved with this latest “revival” are almost all associated with Bethel in some way and promoters of what they teach.  This is not a true Biblical revival but rather a revival of the occult and New Age among Christians.  This meeting is actually hurting the cause of Christ and will not have any real beneficial effect on the culture of California, which has turned decidedly evil for decades.  These Dominionists
will not be saving the planet, but are rather setting people up for the coming antichrist.  Nor will they rid the world of coronavirus, but rather likely add to it.

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Should Biblical Churches Be Christocentric?
by Sandy Simpson

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Should biblical Christian churches be Christ-centered (Christocentric)?  Should the doctrines of the Father (Patriology) and the Holy Spirit (Pnematology) also be equally emphasized?  Can a church be Patriocentric or Pnemacentric and be biblical?

The answer to these questions are quite simple from a biblical perspective.  There have been charges leveled at some movements such as the Pietist Movement in Germany and other movements that they place too much emphasis on Christ to the exclusion of the Father and the Holy Spirit.  This may be true to a certain degree.  The doctrines of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit must be taught with equal emphasis so that Christians will know what they believe.

But should a church be Patriocentric or Pnemacentric?  No.  For instance, there are far too many churches today, having been influenced by hyper-Pentecostalism and the Latter Rain, that are Pnemacentric.  They spend most of their time focusing on the Holy Spirit to the exclusion of preaching the Gospel while, in fact, they don't even have a biblical doctrine of the Holy Spirit.  I believe that because classic Evangelicals, to a certain degree, dropped the ball in defining the Person and role of the Holy Spirit it gave an opening to Third Wavers to step in with their erroneous ideas of Pnematology.

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The Letter to Laodicea
Is a Warning to the TRUE Church Today
by Sandy Simpson
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Rev. 3:14-22  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Much has been made of this passage, using it to point out what is happening today in the apostate churches around the world.  It is true that they believe they are rich in spiritual things when they are very poor.  It can be applied in one sense to the 
Word of Faith movement.  It is true that the "River" movement of Latter Rain teachings do think they are hot when actually they are cold.

But this letter to the end times church of Laodicea is actually talking to biblical Christians who are born again.  The apostate movements of the Latter Rain, Third Wave, Toronto "Blessing", Vineyard, Brownsville "Outpouring", Word of Faith, New Apostolic Reformation, World Gathering on Indigenous People, Manifest Sons of God, Seeker Friendly, Church Growth, Emerging Church and many others have already had their lampstands removed (Rev. 2:5) because of their apostasy and have already been spit out of the Lord's mouth (Rev. 3:16).  We can know this because of what the Bible says about those who teach false doctrines (1 Tim. 6:3-5, 2 Tim. 4:3) and make false prophecies (1 John 4:1). These false churches, false movements and false brethren (Gal. 2:4) are already under the judgment of the warnings of the seven letters, as all but two of the original first century churches are today (only the two who Jesus did not warn still survive today).  Therefore the letters to the churches apply to those churches who have not had their lampstands removed and been spit out of the mouth of God because of heresy and false prophesy.  So the warning to the true biblical churches today remains.  Why is this warning significant to us?

It is significant because, by in large, it is the true Church today that has allowed the movements mentioned above to infiltrate and take over the agenda for what is called "Christianity" today.

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The Overseer
A Study Of Titus 1:6-11

by Sandy Simpson

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In Titus 1:6-11 Paul tells Titus to appoint "overseers" in the churches.  The word "overseer" is episkopos in Greek and means bishop, curator, superintendent, guardian, watchman. Overseers are to be shepherds to the sheep, watchmen, guardians.

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Jesus Cares
Jesus Cares for You
by Sandy Simpson

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n this article.

Read Passage: John 6:1-15

The story of the feeding of the 5000 is found in all the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. When something is repeated in the Bible it means that it is important and is something we must try to understand. There is often a deeper meaning in sentences or stories that are repeated.

In this same story repeated in Mark 6:34 it says:

"When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things."

One of the main things that Jesus is... is compassionate. He cares for His people. He was compassionate then and He is still compassionate today. Jesus came and saw the needs of the people. So He did two things. He met their physical need of hunger for bread, and He also met their spiritual hunger for the bread of life. As Jesus told us in John ... He is the bread of life. The Bible, the Word of God, being the word of the Father and the Son, is also the bread of life.  Jesus is the living example of the Word as it also says in John "The Word was made flesh and lived among us".

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Boykin DVD

General Jerry Boykin and his ties to The Knights of Malta and Rick Joyner

compiled by Sandy Simpson

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This paper exposes what General Boykin has been doing in Calvary Chapels and his associations.

He is Grand Chancellor of the Vatican's Jesuitical "Knights of Malta", an ecumenical society under the leadership of Rome where Catholics, Protestants and a plethora of others unite in what cannot be a unity of the Faith.

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Two Lessons from Jonah
by Sandy Simpson

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We just finished as study in the book of Jonah in our Bible study groups.  As we studied through that true story I became aware of an application for Church leaders today.

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What Does The Bible Teach About "Synergy"?

by Sandy Simpson

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Synergy is also a concept being adapted and taught today as a major tenet of the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement.  Dutch Sheets was one of the first to introduce this concept to that movement back in the National School of the Prophets - Mobilizing the Prophetic Office Conference at Ted Haggard's New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO on May 12, 2002. 

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Uprade your Old Hymns
Upgrade Your Old Hymns For The New Paradigm!
by Sandy Simpson

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HUMOR: Time for a rewrite of the old hymns.  In this day and age of Third Wave revival movements and Word-Faith dominion, the old hymns just aren't cutting it anymore.  Not only are they old fashioned musically, but the lyrics are, for the most part, particularly depressing. They talk of sin, death, repentance, the cross, the blood of Jesus and a whole host of other disgusting subjects.  There are also too many lyrics in them, frankly, which takes away from the "worship" atmosphere. Repetitiveness is what we need, not dead doctrinal concepts. The old hymns are just too biblical. Give us a beat to move our feet, not concepts to move our hearts and minds!

Here is a list of some hymns that could be "upgraded" to meet the criteria of the Third Wave, Word-Faith, Latter Rain, Manifest Sons Of God, New Apostolic Reformation.  This list is by no means complete.  If you don't recognize the hymns mentioned perhaps it would be worth your time to go back and read them, then compare what they say to the new doctrines.

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Almost Saved
Almost Saved
by Sandy Simpson

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“To be almost saved is to be totally lost.” – Adrian Rogers

There are many so-called “Christians” today who are clearly “almost saved” by their testimonies and/or actions.But to be “almost saved” is to be completely lost.A person who is drowning and almost saved drowns.A woman who is almost pregnant is not pregnant.King Agrippa said, “You are almost persuading me to be a Christian (Acts 26:28)” but being almost persuaded is not enough to be saved.

The word “almost” means “very nearly”, “not quite.” In light of this we may conclude that to come close to the target, or “almost” hit it, means to completely miss the mark. (Shalem Evangelical Church Bush Hall Yard Gap, St. Michael)

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"Silence the noise of your songs"
by Sandy Simpson, 5/26/19

Amos 5:21-27 “I hate, I reject your festivals, nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.  “Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; and I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings. “Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not even listen to the sound of your harps. “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel? You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves. Therefore, I will make you go into exile beyond Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts. When I first reread this passage in Amos, a few things struck me.  First of all the Lord is bringing judgment on Israel for carrying on religious ceremony without true dedication to the Lord.  They sing songs and present their offerings while harboring idols.  I was reminded of how the Lord must view the heretical apostate mega church celebrations of today.  There is a lot of pomp and circumstance, yet little or no obedience to the Word of God.  The Lord does not look favorably upon worship of that type, no matter the hype, no matter the noise, no matter the show.  He actually “hates” it.

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Good Church
How To Find A Good Church
by Sandy Simpson, 2003


Here’s how to find a good church.  What you need to find is a church that not only has orthodox doctrinal statements but teaches, both explicitly and implicitly, in line with the core doctrines of the Faith.  These are Bible-believing Christ-centered churches that are balanced in their theology.  Be sure to test all churches before you become involved.  It is acceptable to get involved with a house church or Bible study as long as there is someone who has the gift of teaching there to lead the study of God’s Word. 

Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

The Christian life is not one to be lived alone.  Trust me; I have sympathy for those who have been spiritually injured by false churches, false prophets, false teachers and false apostles.  It is often a long road back from the diaprax of heresy.  But to undo the brainwashing you will need help, especially from those who are already ahead of you on your journey back.  The first century church was known for the following:

Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

This is a good gauge to tell if you are involved in an effective assembly of believers, no matter how small.  Remember that the first century churches were in homes.  In my experience smaller churches are much better at doing the above and more.  Avoid mega churches.

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Walking the Waves

This book was written by my mother and is about my family's experience as missionaries in Micronesia.  Juanita went to be with the Lord in August of 2018.  This book has been a blessing to many people around the world and I want to share it with you. - Sandy Simpson 

This is the story of a young woman who goes to the ends of the Earth with her pastor husband and two small children. While describing the hardships of living in a remote village on a remote Pacific Island in the 60's, it also gives us a vision of the joy the family experienced as well. The heart of the book is the story of how the author survives the death of her husband and goes on to serve God and the Micronesian people in her own right.This book reveals a woman of great faith and courage. In addition, the book is well written and a pleasure to read.Having met the author, I will add that there are thousands of people throughout Micronesia who love her and who have benefited by her faithfulness and commitment over the years. Read the book and get to know this wonderful woman. Review by Richard D. Shewman on Amazon.

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A Biblical Guide To Freedom from "Another Spirit" 
The Possible Consequence of the Unbiblical Practice of "Slain In the Spirit" 
by Sandy Simpson
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The cases are legion.  Let's look at John (a pseudonym) as one case in thousands that I read through the years in the emails sent to my site.

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A Short History of Dominionism
by Sandy Simpson

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In order to understand where the modern fusion called “Dominioism” comes from, I want to first give you definitions of Kingdom Now, Dominionism and Reconstructionism.

Dominionism is sparsely defined as follows: 

“Dominion Theology (also known as Dominionism) is a group of Christian political ideologies that seek to institute a nation governed by Christians based on their personal understandings of biblical law. Extents of rule and ways of achieving governing authority are varied. For example, Dominion Theology can include theonomy, but does not necessarily involve advocating Mosaic law as the basis of government. The label is applied primarily toward groups of Protestants in the United States.” [1]

It is more closely defined this way: 

Dominionism, or Christian Dominionism is a term coined by social scientists and popularized by journalists to refer to a subset of American Christianity that is conservative, politically active, and believes that Christians should, and eventually will, take control of the government. The term is sometimes used as a “catch-all” by bloggers to describe any politically active Christian, but not every conservative, politically minded Christian is a Dominionist. Christian Dominionists believe that God desires Christians to rise to power through civil systems so that His Word might then govern the nation. The belief that “America is a Christian nation” is sometimes called “soft dominionism”; the idea that God wants only Christians to hold government office and run the country according to biblical law is called “hard dominionism.” [2]

“Hard Dominioism” as it is called in the above definition, is what C. Peter Wagner (deceased) of the New Apostolic Reformation (a term he coined) have been advocating, following the teachings of the New Order of the Latter Rain and Reformed Theology “Reconstructionism”.

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Maturity Training
Maturity Training
by Sandy Simpson

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Heb. 5:14 But solid food is for the MATURE, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

At the core of maturity in Christ is the issue of training to be able to distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong. But in today’s churches this issue has not only been downplayed, but actually swept aside.

I run a website and get hundreds of emails every week. Since the website deals with apologetics against false teachers and false prophets, about half the email I receive is blasting me for even bringing up the issue. These emails are from “Christians” who claim I am not “anointed”, don’t understand the work of the Holy Spirit, etc. I am forced to remind them of Hebrews 5 and Ephesians 4 and the biblical definition of maturity in Christ. Maturity is not defined as following dynamic speakers, running after people who claim the ability to perform signs and wonders, those with wealth, charismatic teachers with large numbers of followers, those with name recognition, and prophets who make wild prophecies. It is defined simply as training ourselves to know the difference between good and evil.

Where do Christians get solid food? From voices in their heads, intuition, imaginations, flights of fancy, signs, wonders? No. Solid food is consumed by feeding on the meat of the written Word of God.

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Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson Quotes
by Sandy Simpson

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In this article, I will detail some false ideas, especially from Johnson’s books.

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The Use of Invective
The Use of Invective
in Apologetics
by Sandy Simpson

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This article is about the use of invective while attempting to do apologetics or teaching discernment.  Invective is defined as a noun: insulting, abusive, or highly critical language ie. "he let out a stream of invective".  I admit to using invective at times in the past.  My goal is to stop that practice and focus on the facts, not attack an individual’s ability to comprehend. 

In the case of Christians, the first thing to consider when doing apologetics is our mandate to reconcile people to Christ, no matter who they are.

2 Cor. 5:18-21 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

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10 Questions
Ten Questions
For those who Claim the "Supreme Beings" of the Nations are the True God
by Sandy Simpson

This booklet is taken from this article

I have some questions for those of the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People (WCGIP) adherents such as Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss (deceased), Terry LeBlanc, Danny Lehman, Aloha KeAkua, YWAM as well as many in the Emergent Church (EC) ... the questions arise from their claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations are all the True God, YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  You can read more on this subject in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" or in the WCGIP section of my site. 

My main question for them is this: When did ANY of the Patriarchs and Prophets in the Old Testament and the Apostles or Jesus Christ in the New Testament EVER claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations were Elohim/YHWH, the one True God?  Let's look at some examples in the form of questions and you can check out the source links as well.

10 Questions  is available is now available in booklet format.  You can order here or at Lighthouse Trails here.  $1.95 per copy, bulk orders get a discount.

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Real Revival DVD
Real Revival
by Sandy Simpson

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Acts 3:19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

There has been so much hype of "revival" in our modern day that it is easy to forget the true biblical criteria and definition of revival. Revival cannot be brought about by signs and wonders or "laying" on of hands to transfer apostolic or prophetic "anointings". In fact there is no such thing in the Bible.The Biblical criterion for revival has, as a precondition, repentance. The word "refreshing" is also defined as "revive".

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Peter Popoff
Peter Popoff
Back to his old tricks!
by Sandy Simpson

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I received a letter from Peter Popoff. This infamous televangelist, in the past, was found to be guilty of wearing an earpiece so that his accomplices in his sound booth could feed him personal information on people in his audience while he was claiming to get personal messages directly from God.  This letter proves that, not only is he back as a regular on TV, he is also back to his old tricks.

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Occulte DVD
Occult Practices in the Churches
How the occult has been fully integrated into many Christian lives and fellowships
by Sandy Simpson

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The Bible is quite clear about occult practices.Neither Israel nor the Church is to have anything to do with the way the world tries to gain secret knowledge.The Gnostics were and are known for promoting new revelation that is either loosely tied to Scripture taken out ofcontext or not at all.The Israelites seeking information from the dead or in omens were judged harshly by the Lord who had warned them numerous times to stay away from that stuff.

Yet due to the influences of heretical teachers in the New Apostolic Reformation, Word of Faith, Emergent Church, and the New Age many have been successful in getting lots of churches and denominations into occult practices that have been thinly disguised as “Christian�?.Many of those who follow these people, I’m sure, have no idea how far they have strayed into the occult.

First I want to give the dictionary definitions and then Biblical warnings against these practices.Then I will give examples in the churches taken mainly from the ElijahList e-newsletter.

List of Practices Detestable To God

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 “When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.

Isaiah 8:19When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,�? should not a peopleconsult their God?Should theyconsultthe dead on behalf of the living?

Using the above list from Deuteronomy and Isaiah, let’s take a look at each individual practice.

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New Important Book!
Dominion Book
How Unbiblical Action Can Change The Churches
by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp & Sandy Simpson

By Sandy Simpson

The title and cover art of this work are a play off of the book by C. Peter Wagner entitled “"Dominion! How Kingdom Action Can Change The World".  In contrast to this specious claim we have titled this book “Dominionism! How Unbiblical Action Can Change The Churches�?.  We think that is far more in keeping with what we will present in this series of articles and essays on the subject of Kingdom Now/Dominionism.

Indeed, many churches have already been changed by accepting the false teachings that constitute Dominionism.  This started decades ago under Reformed Reconstrucionism and Latter Rain theology, but even before that in the Roman Catholic Church (RCC).  The attempt of Constantine to protect Christians from being persecuted, since he claimed he had become one of them, turned out to begin a journey in syncretism and Dominion.  It wasn’t long before corrupt church officials began to try to seize power all over Europe and beyond as the “Holy Roman Empire�?.  The Reformation itself was a reaction to the lengths to which the RCC had gone to take control over the Scriptures, the nations, the kingdoms, and the people for financial gain.  They sold indulgences, promising those who came up with enough money a much shorter time in Purgatory.  Those same ploys are being used today on what has been loosely called “Christian television�? by the sale of trinkets and promises of healing, financial gain and even salvation.

These ideas all coalesce in Dominionism.  If it were true that the Church needs to take over the planet, then we would be seeing the unstoppable plans of God’s physical Kingdom unfolding.  But we do not.  All we see are failed prophecies, empty edicts and declarations coming from false apostles and false prophets.  They love to fool Christians with talk of the “kingdom�? when it is clear they are talking about a different “kingdom�?; a Kingdom Now not a Kingdom come.  Jesus taught us to pray: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven�?.  The implication is that we are to be about building His spiritual Kingdom while praying for and expecting His physical Kingdom to come.  The only way we can do that is to continue in the Great Commission till He comes, not attempt to rule where God has not given the Church the authority to rule.  Jesus will do that when He returns. If we go off on the tangent the Dominionists want us to go, we will not only miss out on the blessings of His Kingdom to come, but may well be deserving of judgment.

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Seeds DVD
Seeds, Soil & Fruit
by Sandy Simpson

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Bad seeds from a bad tree yield bad fruit.

Matt. 13:38-39  The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
Matthew 7:17  Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

Original sin is the bad seed in everyone.  We all start with a bad seed.

Jer. 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Rom. 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Rom. 5:12  Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned

We need to have the bad seed destroyed and replaced with good seed.

Gal. 5:24  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Rom. 6:6  For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin
1 Pet. 1:23  For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

The good seed is the Word, the Gospel.

Luke 8:11  "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
1 John 3:9  No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

Bad seeds are from the enemy and are full of false doctrine and a false gospel.

Matt. 13:38-39  The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

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Will the Real Blasphemers Please Stand Up?
by Sandy Simpson
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This subject is one so serious that I do it with great fear and trepidation. Nonetheless, because I get so many e-mails accusing me and other Bereans of blasphemy, among other serious charges, I felt it was necessary to clear up some issues on this topic. Because of my stand for the truth of God's Word juxtaposed against all the false teaching that is going on today, I think it is important to do a quick study on what blasphemy is actually all about from a biblical standpoint.  There are many references to blasphemy in the Bible and from them we can find out how and why that term was used.

You will see that the word "blasphemy" in the Scriptures is the very definition of what the false teachers and false prophets are doing today!

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Glitter Christians
"Glitter Christians"
by Sandy Simpson

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Glitter Christians. 

This is a name I came up with for people attending and teaching at Oral Roberts University in the 70s.  Even back then I had come to realize that their way of representing Christianity was not in line with the Scriptures.  At that time I didn’t know that Oral Roberts was carrying on the Word of Faith traditions of New Thought practitioners such as Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Essex Kenyan, Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuler, and many other false teachers of the time.  Though I didn’t know anything about Word of Faith or New Thought then I knew that the way they were representing Christianity was just not right somehow.  Their desire to portray Christians as rich, beautiful, healthy, perfect, and virtually sinless (holiness) went directly against the example of Jesus, the Apostles and the early church. 

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"Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Mind" (Rom. 12:2)
Studies in worldview.
By Sandy Simpson

(1) "They Will Believe The Lie"
(2) Satan, The First Postmodernist
(3) A Tale Of Two Kingdoms
(4) One Of Satan's Final Masquerades
(5) Nightmarchers And UFOs On The Big Island
(6) The Missionaries Brought A Foreign God
(7) Monotheism In Ancient Cultures
(8) The History Of The Knowledge And Worship Of God
(9) Replacement Theology On Steroids
(10) Catholic Syncretism
(11) The Gospel Entrusted To The Saints
(12) The Responsibilities Of A Good Shepherd
(13) "... and all liars"
(14) Four Books That The Enemy Has Used To Corrupt Christianity
(15) Glitter Christians
(16) Is It Possible To Believe In Jesus ... And NOT Be Saved?
(17) Testing The Spirits

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Screwtape Legacy
by Sandy Simpson
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The book by C.S. Lewis called "Screwtape Letters" was a clever idea in exposing a number of tactics of the enemy.  Those principles are still at work today in many churches.  Following is a list of some of the things the enemy wants to see in churches and Christians in order to bring them down.

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Bradford Pear Christianity
by Sandy Simpson
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I was driving along and noticing that spring has sprung here in North Carolina. One of the first trees to bloom is the Bradford Pear. I began to notice how that tree has proliferated almost everywhere and then my wife looked up the information on this tree on the web. As she began to read the facts about this tree and its proliferation I began to see an allegorical parallel to what is going on in much of Christendom. But before I get into what the Bradford Pear can show us about the churches, I need to present the facts about the tree.

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The Lord's Prayer, Our Prayer
by Sandy Simpson
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Matt. 6:9-13  This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."

This model prayer that Jesus taught the disciples to pray contains many important precepts.  It should probably be called "The Disciple's Prayer".  It starts with a very important concept in the first verse.

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The Fallacious Arguments of Neo-Universalists
by Sandy Simpson
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The new Universalists are not as vocal about their Universalism ideas but are far more deadly to the Church as they are not rejected like classic Universalists were decades ago.  The new Universalists would include Emerging Church leaders like Brian McLaren, Leonard Sweet, Spencer Burke, Alan Jones and others like Wycliffe, Society of  Biblical Literature, World Christian Gathering of Indigenous Peoples, Richard Twiss, Daniel Kikawa, Terry LeBlanc, Rick Warren, Henry Nowen, YWAM, Tony Campolo, Robert Schuller, George Otis Jr., and even Billy Graham.

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The future of apologetics and discernment ministries
by Sandy Simpson
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I admit that I am very skeptical about the future of discernment and apologetics ministries. I don't see the next generation coming up to replace those who have stood for the truth for so long. Fortunately many apologists have gone to be with the Lord but who will replace them? I don't see replacements coming up who will take the place of those who have been fighting the fight the years. I run a web site where I collect articles and materials from all over the world and present them in a sort of Reader's Digest format so that people can come to one place to get the latest information on heresies in the churches as well as research past ones. What I've seen in the last couple of years is that the production of regular materials is declining to the point where it's becoming difficult to find one article for my site to post every day. Of course I write my own articles but don't have enough time to write an article on a daily basis. I am very concerned because of the tsunami of false ideas from the enemy in the churches. At the same time, unfortunately, I see a lot of younger people who don't even recognize anymore that something is wrong. 

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Church History & The Core Doctrines
by Sandy Simpson
This 4-DVD set is a combination of a condensed study on Church History and the Discernment Toolkit series which deals with the core doctrines of the Church and how to use them to discern error.  The Church History DVD takes a different approach to Church History in that it does not celebrate the Catholic Church but rather exposes it as false Christianity.  It covers World religions, false Christianity and finally a study of the true remnant Church through history following the story of the many martyrs who stood up for true Biblical faith. 

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Weight of Glory

The "Weight of Glory"
by Sandy Simpson
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2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; (KJV)

This is both an incredible source of hope for Christians who are downtrodden, and a source of escalating heresy in many churches.It is critical that we understand what Paul was talking about when he wrote the phrase “weight of glory�?.Jacob Prasch has repeated this phrase in his teachings over the years … “A text, out of context, in isolation from co-text is always a pre-text."A huge problem today is that individuals and movements tend to yank verses out of their context and build a cult of heresy around them.This is called eisegesis or plugging your own ideas into the Scriptures instead of exegesis, gaining understanding and interpretation of the Bible by studying it in context and in the scope of the whole written Word.

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Did God Put "Eternity In Their Hearts"
or "The World In Their Hearts"?
by Sandy Simpson
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In the introduction to Mike Oppenheimer's and my book "Idolatry In Thier Hearts" I exposed the fact that Don Richardson pulled the phrase "Eternity In Thier Hearts" to use as his book title from it's context in Ecc. 3:11.  He did this to support his thesis, which actually contradicts the second part of that verse, where it states that man cannot fathom what God has done. Richardson, rather, sets forth what has become the foundation for the false teachings of the WCGIP, YWAM, a number of Bible translation societies and the Emerging Church ... the propostion that men from Gentile cultures have always been seeking God and that Gentile cultures were already worshipping the true God before missionaries came with the Gospel.

But as I further investigated this verse I found that Richardson even ignored the true meaning of the FIRST half of the verse in favor of a few translations that use the phrase "eternity in their hearts".

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Christians who “turn away�? 
by Sandy Simpson

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  Jeremiah 3:10-11 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD. And the LORD said unto me, “The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.�? (KJV) Israel had turned away from the Lord and had gone after the gods of Canaan, namely Baal   and Asherah.  Because Israel had prostituted herself with false gods in worshipping the polytheistic gods that started at Babel, God had declared He was divorcing Israel and would send them into exile until they again returned to the true God. But Judah prided itself in doing what God had commended as they had Jerusalem and the Temple.  They disdained Israel for setting up altars to Baal and Asherah poles on high hills.  Yet God was not fooled by Judah’s pretence.  In the KJV it says they were not worshipping God with their whole heart but “feignedly�?. 

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Prophets for profit
by Sandy Simpson

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2 Cor. 2:17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.

There are many false teachers on TV these days who peddle the word of God for profit.  They make promises of healing that do not come true by claiming if they are given a financial gift the person will receive healing and riches.  When what they promised does not happen the person is blamed that they did not have enough faith. This often destroys the faith of people who fall into the traps of these snake oil salesmen.  I have no problem with people charging for their materials if they cost to be produced, even though it is hoped that when a person cannot afford to pay for books and DVDs they will receive them free of charge.  But the charges levied on people for conferences and speaking engagements is often excessive.  A minister of God can ask for support and deserves it if they are being diligent in their study and proclamation of the Word.  But experiences and feelings often come with a price today and that is not right. 

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"Mistake" or "Sin"?
by Sandy Simpson

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Today we often hear the word "mistake" coming from pulpits, and especially in defense of false teaching and false prophesy.  "Cut him some slack!  He just made some mistakes".  "We all make mistakes, so don't judge lest you be judged."  We even hear the word "mistakes" being substituted for the word "sin" in many presentations of what I have termed "Gospel Lite" today. So is it proper to substitute the word "mistake" for the word "sin"?  We'll look at the problem of one word "mistakenly" being used for the other. 

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Holy Ghost IGNORED!
by Sandy Simpson

This 3-DVD set is a message based on this movie review.

"Holy Ghost Reborn" is the second film in the "Holy Ghost" series released by Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  Tim Wirth and I reviewed the first "Holy Ghost" film and that review is freely available on YouTube here:

Holy Ghost Movie Expos"
Reviewed by Tim Wirth & Sandy Simpson
A Simply Agape Project Production

I am sorry to say this but Bethel is clearly a cult of Christianity holding to most of the teachings of the Latter Rain and Word of Faith.  They have demonstrated repeatedly a manipulative atmosphere targeting young people in particular while preaching rank heresy.  This new film is a continuation of those false teachings and practices.  I pray for the young people in that church that they will come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and thus come to know the true Holy Spirit. 

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Holy Ghost IGNORED! Part 4 - Addendum with Tim Wirth & Sandy Simpson
This "Holy Ghost IGNORED! Part 4 - Addendum is part of a 3-DVD series by Sandy Simpson reviewing the film "Holy Ghost Reborn". This addendum features a number of false teachings of Bethel Church in Redding, CA that I was not able to include in the 3-Part series. Get the whole thing! It is very important to see what has become the "new" Christianity. 

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Servant Authority
by Sandy Simpson

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The world system has always been a "top down" structure, starting at the apex of the pyramid and going down to the bottom. In kingdoms we have the king at the top, then the princes, common people, slaves. In a democracy we have the President at the top, the VP, the Sec. of State on down to the citizens. In business we have the CEO at the top, upper management, lower management, office workers and the janitors.  Unfortunately, sometime in the third century, the church started to have a top down structure. This is also when the church began to be in error. The church of Rome began to have a "top down" structure that started with the pope, then cardinals, then bishops, then priests, then the people. Well, what about that?  Eph 4:11  It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,  This all sounds like a "top down" structure. But the problem is that people have not seen an important fact about these gifts of the Spirit -- man looks at function and title, God looks at aim and goal! Read on.  Eph. 4:12  to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. These are not gifts given for title or to give people job descriptions. They are given because there are people out there who need our help! The church needed the Apostles. They were the ones who were the foundation of the church. They were the ones who saw Jesus in the flesh and were taught by Him personally. They wrote the New Testament Scriptures. Though the gifts of apostle and prophet are different today than in biblical times, the gift of evangelism, pastoring, teaching and others are still the same. A person who is an evangelist does not just have a title so he can rule over people. The reason that he has the gift to be an evangelist is so that he can tell others the good news. Why do we have pastors? Are they supposed to rule the church and get everyone to support them and bow to their demands? No. They are to serve the church by helping people to come to a fuller knowledge of Jesus Christ, to equip the saints to become more like Jesus every day.

The true structure of Christianity is symbolized as an inverted pyramid! 

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"Overtake you like a thief"
by Sandy Simpson

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1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; How serious will it be for a person to be overtaken in "that day" like a thief overtakes a household when he slips in and steals?  Will it just be a surprise for those who claim to be Christians who will get a slap on the wrist by the Lord but still proceed to heaven?  Will they simply lose rewards but still gain the ultimate reward?  What is this darkness that the brethren are not in?  1 Thessalonians 5:3-5 While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night or of darkness; 

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Generic and Specific
by Sandy Simpson

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In my article "Blasphemizing the Bible" I give a number of examples of how a lot of modern Bible translation societies are putting the names of "supreme beings" in the Bible in the place of God or YHWH. In this article I'm going to examine two of the excuses they make for making those substitutions in the Bible in many hundreds of different languages today. 

(1) They claim that God has many different names and therefore they think they are justified in putting the names of various gods of various cultures in Bibles, as long as they are considered "supreme beings".

(2) The second excuse they give is that the names of the "gods" they are placing in the Bible are generic terms for God, like the words "God", "Theos", "Dios" and "Elohim". By generic I mean a word that can be used for any deity whether of the one true God or other false gods who claim to be God. 

I will go through both of these excuses and show that they are both unbiblical, therefore the Bibles they have translated with names of other gods in them, or names they claim are generic, prove that they have "blasphemized" those Bibles.

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The Ugly Side of Diaprax
by Sandy Simpson

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There has been a concerted effort by the false teachers from many movements inside the church such as Word of Faith, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)/Latter Rain, World Gathering on Indigenous People and Emerging Church among others to diaprax people into thinking that the church has been ineffective until they came along with their new and improved ideas on how to take over the world.  This is always a feature of the Hegelian Dialectical process put into action by praxis, thus diaprax.  In order to form a new paradigm or worldview the leadership of these movements must vilify orthodox Biblical Christianity.

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by Sandy Simpson

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There are so many "Christian" leaders out there that teach delusional teachings.  These teaching are dangerous and can lead a person to shipwreck their faith.

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Heal Thyself!
by Sandy Simpson

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A good subtitle for this article might be "Practice What You Preach!"  There is no doubt that God can and does heal people today.  But the false doctrines of the Word-Faith Movement about "declaring" healing, "name-it-and-claim-it", etc. have been proven to be lies by the very people who sell this deceit.  If you don't know about where these famous "faith healers" go when they need healing, you may be surprised.  Why couldn't they heal themselves when they purported to be able to heal others by virtue of their superior faith?  What happened to the extraordinary faith they claimed to have, enough faith to heal and be healed?  Since they are the ones who taught that all you have to do is claim the healing that is in the Atonement (Is. 53:5) why did they not do so?  Don't their deaths prove that what they were preaching was a lie and pragmatic witchcraft rather than biblical relality?

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God"s Attitude toward the "Supreme Beings" of the Nations
by Sandy Simpson

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It is quite clear from Scripture that YHWH does NOT consider the "supreme beings" of the nations to be Himself, the One True God.  This is in opposition to the teachings of Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss and many others promoting the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People movement, Emergent Church and Liberal theologies.  I have proven this time and time again in my articles on the subject but I am going to consolidate the information from the Bible in this article by studying the false gods named in the Bible.  I am sure I will not be able to cover every instance of supreme beings mentioned in the Bible but I (1) want to deal with some of the major ones (2) show you where they are found in the Word, and (3) prove that they were the "supreme beings" of those nations named by the patriarchs, prophets and Apostles and that they were not monotheistic gods but polytheistic in the tradition of Babel where the false religion of polytheism first took root through the worship of Nimrod and Semiramis.

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You need to "nip it in the bud"!
by Sandy Simpson

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I am writing this article to address a subject that I have often observed.  It is the fact that if you do not get the leaven out of your church the leaven will become the leadership.The Bible teaches quite clearly that if you let the leaven in you will leaven the whole lump.

 Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.

 We see this often in the case of many "Christian" movements that have allowed a small error to exist in their churches and have not dealt with those issues.  It then ends up metastasizing into worse and worse problems as time goes by. 

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The New Panentheistic "God" Of Christendom
by Sandy Simpson

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Now, I bet you read the title of this article and thought I had misspelled the word "pantheism".  Just so that those of you who write to me advising me of words I have misspelled in articles (and I do often) I want to tell you that I am using the term "panentheism" as coined by Karl C. F. Krause.  You can read more about this word and concept in an excellent book called "A Time Of Departing" by Ray Yungen.

There is a new "God" being promoted in the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Word of Faith movements whose teachers are regularly seen on TBN, Daystar, SkyAngel, CBN and other "Christian" TV networks.  Some of those teachers even have, what would be considered, a fairly typical statement of faith or doctrinal statement they endorse.  But by what they teach they end up promoting a false unbiblical view of God, especially through their actions and experiences.  The whole phenomenon of "slain in the spirit" and all the antics that go with it are brainwashing an entire generation of Christians to put their faith in another Jesus, another Spirit, another Gospel.  This new "Jesus" and "Holy Spirit" is clearly pantheistic or panentheistic in nature.  Though some of these teachers would claim to be believing in the God who is One God in Three Persons, by what they teach they deny the very revealed character of God from Scripture.

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What Should I Say?
by Sandy Simpson

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How do you answer an invitation to attend a meeting where you know nothing about the speaker or what will be done there? What happens if they want to announce the meeting at your church and invite everyone? What do you say to a person who tells you that you don"t have the Holy Spirit even though you are a Christian? What should you do if you think something is wrong, or your conscience is bothering you about something that was said or done?  The answer?

 Go to the Scriptures! 

The Bible has all the answers to your questions. This little booklet is an attempt to deal with a few of the typical statements you will hear from people who have become involved in the Third Wave revival movement. By "Third Wave" I am referring to teachers, "prophets" and any meeting associated with the Toronto "Blessing", Brownsville Assemblies of God, Rodney Howard-Browne, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Rod Parsley, Marilyn Hickey, Joyce Meyers, Bethel Church, Lakeland and many others who appear on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and the 700 Club on TV. 

Hopefully the statements and answers in this booklet will set you off on an investigation of your own in the Word. If you need help, and you have access to the Internet, you can visit my web site called "Deception In The Church" that deals with these issues and has the articles mentioned in this booklet.

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Luring People To Destruction
By The Unscrupulous Use Of The "Gospel" Message
by Sandy Simpson

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    Phil. 1:14-18   Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.  It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.  The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,

If you see what I see in this passage, this argument cannot be used for people like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and the hundreds, even thousands of Third Wave ministers today who are not merely envious and self ambitious, but are also teaching outright false doctrine. Paul was not talking about heretics in this statement, but "brothers in the Lord" who preach the Gospel with wrong motives. Third Wave teachers not only have wrong motives, they also have the wrong message.  This argument cannot be used for people like Hinn, even if they manage to preach enough of the "Gospel" for people to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord, because they are also teaching and practicing heresy.

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One of Satan"s Final Masquerades
by Sandy Simpson

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   2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

 Satan often disguises himself with the purpose of deceiving people.  One way in which I believe he is putting on a masquerade is by appearing as "Mary" to millions of people worldwide. 

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Attack Of The Enemy 
On The Churches
by Sandy Simpson

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So much heresy is entering the churches these days.  As you would suspect, sometimes it is due to a pastor attending a conference or reading a book and becoming diapraxed with unbiblical ideas.  He then starts to weave those ideas into his messages and begins to invite speakers to the church who expound on those ideas.  Then when confronted by someone in the church who has reservations about the new stuff being taught, they are told to not talk about it and just go along with the program.  If that person does not they are ostracized, slander behind their back, and often told to leave (which is what they should do in any case). 

But my observation is that it is not only the pastor who causes unbiblical changes to influence a church.  Often the pastor is blissfully unaware of influences coming into his church.  They often come in through (1) the worship team (2) women"s groups (3) bookstore (4) children"s programs (5) interdenominational prayer efforts and (6) relief and mission organizations.  If unchecked this type of infiltration is much more subtle and can become deeply rooted.

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Marks Of False Religion
by Sandy Simpson

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Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

In context Paul is especially addressing, though perhaps not to the exclusion of other false religion, what had become the false religion of the Pharisees and Jewish leadership.  There were many Jewish so-called "Christians" making the rounds among the fledgling early churches who were trying to get the Gentiles to come under the Law from which Christ had purchased their freedom.  John Gill states this case well in his commentary.

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Universalism in the World 
has Permeated the Church
by Sandy Simpson

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The current fad of interfaith solidarity and unity is simply a thin guise of inclusivism, Universalism and pluralism. 

Universalism is defined by as: The doctrine that emphasizes the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation of all souls. (Source) Universalism is a religion and theology that generally holds all persons and creatures are related to God or the divine and will be reconciled to God. (Source)

Pluralism is defined as: The doctrine that reality is composed of many ultimate substances.  " The belief that no single explanatory system or view of reality can account for all the phenomena of life. (American Heritage Dictionary, (Source)

Inclusivism is: "Inclusivism posits that even though the work of Christ is the only means of salvation, it does not follow that explicit knowledge of Christ is necessary in order for one to be saved. In contrast to pluralism, inclusivism agrees with exclusivism in affirming the particularity of salvation in Jesus Christ. But unlike exclusivism, inclusivism holds that an implicit faith response to general revelation can be salvific. God expects from man a response proportional to the light given. Saving faith is not characterized so much by its cognitive content as it is by its reverent quality." (Ken Keathley, None Dare Call It Treason:  Is an Inclusivist a Paul Revere or a Benedict Arnold? (Ken Keathley, Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, (Source)

We deal with these old heresies brought forward to modernity, these ideas that all men have have a relationship with God that will cause them to be able to avoid judgement in our book on the teachings of the World Gathering on Indigenous People movement called "Idolatry In Their Hearts".  The idea that all men who worship a "god" are worshipping the true God, YHWH, has bubbled up to the very top of our societies and religions, and even Christendoom, and should sound a warning alarm to true Biblical Christianity.  Instead, as usual in our day, most Christians are asleep at the wheel while Universalists claim that you can pray to a "god" like Allah and be praying to the true Trinue God, YHWH. I also dealt with the fact that Allah is not YHWH, both in our book and in the article "Is Allah The Same As YHWH?". 

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What We Need Is A Reverse Paradigm Shift!
by Sandy Simpson

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I'm going to warn you now.  I am going to let you in on some information tonight that is going to radically change your world view.  You are likely going to experience the beginnings of a reverse paradigm shift and after tonight there will be no way to go back the way you came.  You will be faced with choices that you may never have known you had.  You will be faced with a new way of looking at things that is going to cause you to rethink everything that is being taught in the Emerging Latter Rain churches.  It is going to be radical because the basis for this message doesn't come from Jesus Christ visiting my room last night bodily, but from His holy written Word.  So buckle down your seat belts, you're likely in for a bumpy ride!

    Matt. 7:15-23 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep"s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. "Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?" Then I will tell them plainly, "I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!"

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False Teachers Revisited
by Sandy Simpson

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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. 

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Testing The Spirits 
by Sandy Simpson

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Sometimes I really wonder why someone who claims to be a Bible believing pastor, for instance, refuses to listen to the truth.  It frankly boggles my mind.  I don't know if it is as a result of the postmodern paradigm or just that they have no love of the truth left.  I don't know how that can happen in a truly regenerate person.  You would think that the Holy Spirit would confirm the truth to them, first in their conscience, and finally through the written Word.  But these days it is a miracle if it gets that far.  I don't know if their conscience has been so seared that they don't hear the Spirit or if they just don't want to know the truth because then they would be responsible for it.  I know that I cannot know their motives or the reasons why they reject truth and refuse to talk about false teaching, but I do know one thing: we are called as true believers to test the spirits.  We must do this even if the result is not to our liking or befuddles us as to the reasons.

    1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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Questions for Those Who Claim the "Supreme Beings"
Of the Nations Are the True God
by Sandy Simpson

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I have some questions for those of the World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People (WCGIP) adherents such as Don Richardson, Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss (deceased), Terry LeBlanc, Danny Lehman, Aloha Ke Akua, YWAM as well as many in the Emergent Church (EC) ... the questions arise from their claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations are all the True God, YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  You can read more on this subject in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" or in the WCGIP section of my site. My main question for them is this: When did ANY of the Patriarchs and Prophets in the Old Testament and the Apostles or Jesus Christ in the New Testament EVER claim that the "supreme beings" of the nations were Elohim/YHWH, the one True God?  Let's look at some examples in the form of questions and you can check out the source links as well.

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How To Discern, Test & Judge Rightly
by Sandy Simpson

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In running a web site with thousands of articles, 1-2 million hits per month from all over the world, and hundreds of e-mails per week, I have come to realize, with time, that there is a terrible problem in Christendom today. The problem stems from an existential subjective view of the world that has filtered into the church from secular society, but also from the teachings of heretical wolves who have taught an entire generation of churchgoers completely unbiblical methods of discernment or to get rid of any discernment altogether.

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We need a firm foundation to weather the storm of false ideas
by Sandy Simpson

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Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. (KJV)
Matthew 7:24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
" 1787 Joseph Funk & Robert Keene

A house built on the rock will stand.  The Rock is God and in particular, Jesus Christ.  Therefore His written Word is the teachings of the His Holy Spirit and a Rock we can depend on.  Anyone who wants to prove anything theologically, historically, scientifically or anything else needs to start with correct information.  If you start with a faulty foundation, as you build your arguments, they begin to fall apart because they are not supported in God"s truth.  If you want to build on a firm foundation, you need to start the process by a careful study of God"s Word in context of the verse and according to the whole counsel of God"s Word.  The Bible is the best commentary on the Bible.

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Karma (by any other name)
by Sandy Simpson

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According to Wikipedia: 

"Karma means action, work or deed; it also refers to the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual.  Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering.  Karma is closely associated with the idea of rebirth in some schools of Asian religions.  In these schools, karma in the present affects one's future in the current life, as well as the nature and quality of future lives - or, one's samsara. With origins in ancient India, it is a key concept in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Shintoism, Ching Hai and others."(emphasis mine)

Mirram-Webster defines it this way:

the force created by a person's actions that is believed in Hinduism and Buddhism to determine what that person's next life will be like: the force created by a person's actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person

Given the definitions of "karma" above, this same idea, usually without the reincarnation aspect in Christian circles, has been taught for decades in New Thought movements such as the Positive Thinking/Positive Confession teachings of Norman Vincent Peale & Robert Schuller, the Word of Faith ideas of Essex Kenyan, Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn, the mixture of Eastern Mysticism and Christianity by Korean false teachers such as the "force of faith" Paul Yongii Cho, and newer renditions and fusions by people like Joel Osteen, Joseph Prince, T.D. Jakes (recently agreeing with Oprah Winfrey who teaches karma on her WHO network), and others such as Ernest Angley, John Bevere, Markus Bishop, Juanita Bynum, Morris Cerullo, Kim Clement, Paul Crouch, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis, Marilyn Hickey, Brian Houston, Rodney Howard-Browne, Larry Huch, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Clarence McClendon, Joyce Meyer, Myles Munroe, Steve Munsey, Mike Murdock, Rod Parsley, Peter Popoff, Fred Price, Oral Roberts, R.W. Shambach, Robert Schuller, Karl Strader, Robert Tilton, Paula White, Ed Young and many others.

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His Name, The Only Name
by Sandy Simpson

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Zechariah 14:9 NIV The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

 The reason I wrote this article based on Zech 14:9 is that I was reminded of how many so-called Christians, who are influential in the churches, are promoting the worship of God in the names of other gods.

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Replacement Theology On Steroids
by Sandy Simpson

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So, as you can see, the root of this teaching is that Israel no longer holds the distinction of being the tree from which the Root of David (Jesus-Rev. 5:5, 22:16) came.  They are no longer the "natural branches" (Israel-Rom. 11:21) on to which Gentile Christianity (the wild shoots-Rom. 11:17 or wild branches-Rom. 11:24) are grafted in (Rom. 11:17-24).  According to Replacement Theology, Christianity has now become its own branch apart from Israel (the natural branch) that produced the Root and all the promises of the Bible to Israel have been taken away from them and given to the Gentile Church.  This is why you hear so many false teachers taking verses out of context from the Old Testament and willy-nilly applying them to the Gentile Church.  This methodology has been going on for decades in liberal churches and has been popularized by many false teachers on TV. But the fact is that Replacement Theology is utter false doctrine.  It denies promises made to Israel, some of which have already been fulfilled and some which are yet to come to fruition. But when you add the fact that the Inclusivist WCGIP proponents are now saying that God planted hundreds of different trees, cultures all over the world, that are not connected to the natural branch, tree and Root, you have what can only be termed Replacement Theology on steroids!

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Those Who Do Not Lead Christians to Maturity
by Sandy Simpson

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The Scriptural definition of maturity is to learn to discern truth from error so that the Christian will no longer be double minded, blown about by every wind of teaching and by the schemes of crafty people.  But the problem today is that so few Christian teachers are feeding their flock's solid food.  They are serving up milk and, because of that, people are starving. Yet they often don't even know they have been on a starvation diet.  Amos 8:11 "The days are coming," declares the Sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine through the land -  not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord."

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"... and all liars"
by Sandy Simpson

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Lying is a problem for all people (Ps. 116:11).  We are all sinners (Rom. 3:23).  Those of us who are Christians are "sinners saved by grace" (Eph. 2:8) indwelt by the Holy Spirit in our "new self" (Col. 3:10). But we still live in our "old self" which we must "put off" (Eph. 4:20-25) by taking up our cross daily and following Christ (Luke 9:23).  The difference between unbelievers and those who are truly born again is that believers no longer "practice sin" (1 John 3:9, see my Bible study on 1 John!)  They have the indwelling Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:11) who convicts them when they lie (John 16:8). True believers then repent (1 John 1:9) and go on to "practice righteousness" (1 John 2:29) with the Lord's help.  The unregenerate, the false brothers, or those who have fallen away (Gal. 5:4, Mark 4:17), practice lying.  They practice a lifestyle of lying because their consciences are seared (1 Tim. 4:2) and the Holy Spirit, when convicting them, cannot break through the hardness of their unrepentant hearts (Eph. 4:17-19, Heb. 3:13). 

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Four Books That the Enemy Has Used To Corrupt Christianity
by Sandy Simpson

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The four books that have changed the church by giving an introduction to the false teachings of the New Apostolic/Latter Rain (NAR), the Emerging Church/Contemplative/Catholic Mysticism (EC), pragmatic Church Growth (CG) methodologies of C. Peter Wagner, Robert Schuller and Peter Drucker, and the teachings of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People (WCGIP) are as follows:

Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack Deer, Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren & Etnerity In Their Hearts by Don Richardson.

 These four books were widely read by Christians from virtually every denominational background before their ramifications and the movements they would spawn were known.  They lay error alongside truth so were considered not to be a threat to churches.  Therefore these books then became part of the consciousness of many Christians and churches, thereby laying the basis for the introduction of the modern day false teachings of the NAR, EC, CG and WCGIP that have become part of the landscape of Christendom today. 

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Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island 
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

With the resurgence of the old religion of Hawaii and the continual invocation of Pel� and other "deities" for years in the secular culture and even in churches with regards to worshipping 'Io, is it any wonder that those beings are beginning to manifest again?  In a story called "Night Marchers" on the Kawaihae site and in a YouTube video on the same subject, eyewitnesses claim all kinds of sightings that they think are the warriors, ancestors and demi-gods of Hawaii coming back.  Interestingly the first book the Hawaiian Heritage site recommends in its "Suggested Reading" list is "Perpetuated in Righteousness" by Daniel Kikawa that we reviewed in our book "Idolatry In Their Hearts" by Sandy Simpson and Mike Oppenheimer. Since Kikawa claims that 'Io is the True God and one that the Hawaiians worshipped in secret, we have to wonder if Kikawa also thinks 'Io is showing up in these night marches? Since YWAM, Aloha Ke Akua and Hilo New Hope participated in worshipping 'Io at the "edge of Hale-ma'uma'u Crater" it sounds like they have all been inviting the old "gods" to return to Hawaii. 

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"They Will Believe 
The Lie"
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

I am doing a Bible study right now on what I would call "renewing our minds".  It is based on this verse:

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.

The only way to renew our minds is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, confess our sins, and be saved, then to study the written Word and allow the indwelling Holy Spirit to teach us.  Our minds are corrupted by virtue of the sin nature and what we have learned in life because our filters are off. I gave an illustration of straining coconut to make coconut milk.  If you use a 1 inch screen everything will pass through.  Even if you use a quarter inch screen you will get mostly coconut meat in your milk.  You have to use a fine screen in order to separate the milk from the leftover.  Our filters are off and the first thing God begins to do is correct our worldview, because if your worldview is off you will not understand God's reality.  We need to learn to see things from His perspective.  This is why I started this study by going back to an original problem.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

This has always been an interesting passage to me for a few different reasons.  What is "the lie" that is talked about here in verse 9 and 11?  What are the ways that "wickedness deceives those who are perishing" and how long has this been going on or does this only begin to happen at the coming of the lawless one?  In what way does "the lie" cause those who do not believe the truth to "delight in wickedness"?

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The First Nations Movement
Deceiving The Nations!
4-DVD Series

Critical Missiological Issue!

The "Indigenous People's" (IPM) or "First Nations" movement is an unbiblical movement teaching heresies and doctrines of demons. It is being spread worldwide by YWAM, Don Richardson, John Dawson, Richard Twiss, Terry LeBlanc, Daniel Kikawa and many other adherents.  The IPM or World Christian Gathering On Indigenous People is full of the false teachings of the Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Word-Faith, Dominionism, Latter Rain and many other false theological systems.  But it does have it's own distinctives that are driven by the works of Daniel Kikawa, Richard Twiss, and Don Richardson in particular.  They are teaching Christians to "redeem" their cultures by worshipping their former gods, pretending they are YHWH.

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The First Nations Movement 4-DVD Set

The First Nations Movement DVD 1
(1) Perpetuating Nations' Myths - Mike Oppenheimer
(2) 11 Reasons To Reject This Movement, Part 1 - Sandy Simpson
The First Nations Movement DVD 2
(1) The Fingerprints Of God? - Mike Oppenheimer
(2) 11 Reasons To Reject This Movement, Part 2 - Sandy Simpson
The First Nations Movement DVD 3
(1) The New Indigenous "Christian" Religion - Sandy Simpson
(2) Did God Put Eternity In Their Hearts? - Sandy Simpson
(3) The Missionaries Brought A Foreign God - Sandy Simpson
(4) Catholic Syncretism - Sandy Simpson
The First Nations Movement DVD 4
(1) "Monotheism" In Ancient Cultures - Sandy Simpson
(2) The History Of The Knowledge Of God - Sandy Simpson

"Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola Scriptura
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article: "Christians" Who Try To Poke Holes In Sola Scriptura

There are a number of the leadership of the Emerging Church (EC) who do not believe that the Bible is the highest authority for the Christian faith.  Most do not believe that the Bible is inerrant in the original manuscripts and many do not acknowledge that the Bible is our highest revelation.  Yet this is a core doctrine over which true believers and false brethren must separate. Those who try to poke holes in Sola Scriptura make excuses like (1) we need to reinterpret the Bible through the lens of postmodern culture and religion (2) the Bible never uses the words "Sola Scriptura" therefore it is not a Biblical concept (3) there is new revelation for the church through the Holy Spirit apart from what is written and the precepts of the Bible and (4) the Bible just doesn't address our postmodern situation therefore we cannot rely on it for the truth and answers for our problems today.  I will prove that all the above arguments, and more, from EC leaders and others is exactly what they are teaching.  I will give you quotes from their teachings, videos and books. The postmodern church and its "movements" are abandoning Sola Scriptura in their rush to be like the Roman Catholic Church, which takes its authority from a mix of Scripture and tradition.

"As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, "does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with EQUAL sentiments of devotion and reverence." (Roman Catholic Catechism, Given October 11, 1992, the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, in the fourteenth year of my Pontificate. Page 31).

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Updated DVD!
The Question Of Dominion
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article: The Question Of Dominion.

I am writing this article as an apologetic against the Third Wave, Latter Rain, Word of Faith and Reformed Theology teachings that the Church is to rise up and take over the systems of government, businesses and every other aspect of life. "See, the problem is, is that Satan has had too much of his way in our society because he has a government!  And the only way to overthrow a government is with a government.  It won't happen otherwise.  So therefore the government of the church has to get into place in the extended church just like we do have it very well in place, we haven't reached our goal yet ..."  (Transcript of C. Peter Wagner, Arise Prophetic Conference, Gateway Church, San Jose, CA, 10-10-2004) Wagner has substituted the "government of the church" for the coming government of Jesus Christ in the Millennial Kingdom.  Wagner is "Kingdom Now" while the Bible teaches "Kingdom Come". What I wanted to do with this article is put the issue of dominion to rest by studying the definition the Bible gives to dominion and ruling authority.  When we look at the subject we can easily ascertain what is going on today and what God requires of the Church. 

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Shepherd Or Hireling?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on the article: "Shepherd Or Hireling?"

The Bible lays out the definitions of both an overseer (under shepherd) and a hireling.  John 10:11-13  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (KJV)  1 Tim. 3:1-3   Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. (NIV)  Titus 1:7-13  Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless, not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. For there are many rebellious people, mere talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision group. 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. Even one of their own prophets has said, "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons." This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith. (NIV) A hireling does not really care about being a watchman, but is more concerned with protecting his reputation, position and income.  A true watchman will guard the flock against wolves from within (Acts 20:30) and without (Acts 20:29) no matter the cost to his reputation, position or income. Following is a little quiz you can take to see if you are a true Biblical under shepherd as a leader in your church, are becoming a hireling, or are one now. 

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Testing Music In The Church
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on these articles: Testing Music In The Church, Testing Music In The Church-Part 2, and Worship Song Ratings.

Too many churches today are allowing music to be used in their services that is not glorifying to the Lord and can actually be a hindrance to the teaching of sound doctrine. Pastors and leaders should be using their leadership role to test what is being played and sung in their churches. Though some are quick to test preaching and teaching from their pulpits, many ignore the music being used in the same services. This is a tragic mistake. Music is a powerful medium. It is something that effects deeply the body, mind and emotions. It is a proven fact that music often stays with a person far longer than what is taught or preached. Songs roam around in our heads, especially if the melody appeals to us. What is often overlooked is the serious impression music makes on people, and the teaching they are getting over and over again as they allow the song to repeat in their minds and on their lips. Music teaches things much more subtly yet sometimes far more effectively. That's why the lyrical content of music in the church, as well as its effect on the spiritual lives of those who perform and listen, should be vigorously examined by the leaders of the church.  This is a 2-DVD set.

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Examine Yourselves & Hold On!
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on the articles "Examine Yourself To See If You Are In The Faith" and "Hold On!"

2 Cor. 13:5  Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.
Do you not realise that Christ Jesus is in you - unless, of course, you fail the test?

People who call themselves followers of Christ or "Christians" and claim they are born again must believe certain things.  If they do not then they fail the test of faith.  They can claim they are born again all they want and "once saved, always saved" but if they fail the test of faith there is no eternal security.  Only God knows who will be saved, from beginning to end, because of His foreknowledge and omniscience (Rom. 8:29, 1 Pet. 1:2).  God did not make an arbitrary judgment about who would be saved and who would not.  His Spirit is given to those He foreknew, when convicted of sin by His Holy Spirit, would choose to believe and commit themselves to Jesus Christ.  We are not God and we do not have His omniscience.  Therefore, according to Paul, we must be sure our belief system is in the right place once our eyes have been opened to the Truth.  I am not saying we do not have assurance of salvation, but our assurance comes not only because of His Atonement and promises of salvation but from our continuing in the Faith, which is always the Biblical criteria. Those who would be Bible teachers must teach according to the whole counsel of God's Word.  Let me be clear. There is only one way to salvation.  That is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.  I will deal with a few of those issues following, but it is important to recognize that being saved is not just a matter of believing that Jesus lived, or that He was a man, or simply giving mental ascent to His existence in whatever form.

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"Blasphemizing" The Bible
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

I am going to go over an article I wrote back in 2006 in preparation for the book I wrote with Mike Oppenheimer called 'Idolatry in Their Hearts'.  This book is an apologetic against the false teachings of the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People movement, the Emerging Church and the New Apostolic Reformation which got their ideas from the book "Eternity in Their Hearts" by Don Richardson.  At the time that book came out no one really saw the dangerous ideas Richardson was promoting.  All they would have had to do was look at the two subtitles of that book to understand the implications.  The first subtitle in the 1981 edition read: The Untold Story of Christianity among Folk Religions of Ancient People.  Those who read this book found some interesting cross-cultural ideas but apparently missed the false premise of the book starting with the subtitle. How could Christianity be "among folk religions" where the Gospel had not been preached (Rom. 10:14-15)? At that time Christians who read the book were apparently satisfied that, though there was some questionable material present, it made for an interesting discussion on how to do cross-cultural ministry. The subtitle it has today, which was first published in 1984, is as follows: Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World.  This should have been a red flag for many Christians but then, who reads subtitles?  But how could the "One True God" be known to Gentiles who did "not know God".

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Resources For Pastors
"Good English Bible Translations"
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

I was talking with a pastor after a Wednesday night service and he mentioned that I said I had done an article comparing English Bible translations.  He called me up later and asked me to come back and present the contents of that article I sent out in about 2002 to my mailing list for the Pacific Waves Newsletter which, unfortunately, I can no longer afford to publish and mail.  However an archive of past issues of that newsletter can be found here. In that article I detailed a number of good and bad resources for pastors including Bible translations, concordances, commentaries, Bible dictionaries, etc.  I present an edited version of part of that article on this DVD, particularly dealing with English Translations of the Bible.  Translation is a very detailed endeavor and should only be undertaken by those with a proper education in that subject and a sound doctrinal background.  I read a few books on that subject and it helped me understand the complexities involved.  Hebrew is a rich language so it is hard to distill one Hebrew word down to one English word.  Greek is a very technical language and it is also not easy to translate.  This is why it is imperative to use the good English translations out there for comparison along with a good concordance and Bible dictionary. 

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Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

There are two kingdoms being taught in many churches today. Teaching about one of the kingdoms is on the decline while the other is being promoted all over the place.  I am warning Christians that they need to check out who is using the word "kingdom", the books they have been reading and recommend on building "the kingdom", the people they have been hanging out with at conferences, and what they mean by "the kingdom".

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by Sandy Simpson

Bible studies in Galatians, Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude with a focus on applying timeless discernment priciples to our modern times.

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Companion CD!
by Sandy Simpson
Contains the PDF text to the book BIBLE STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT plus extra studies by Sandy & Juanita Simpson covering many issues of apologetics and discernment.

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A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking These Days!
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

In this DVD series I want to detail a number of beliefs people have these days that have no basis in Scripture.  I am going to roam all over the map, so to speak, and try to give fairly short answers on a number of topics and also give you useful links to articles that will help you deal with any particular issue.  It is truly amazing how many false ideas people cling to without giving a thought to what the Bible has to say on the subject.

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Signs Of Apostasy In The Churches In The End Times
by Sandy Simpson

This 2-DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

There are many signs of the great Apostasy, or falling away (2 Thes. 2:3) indicating we are living in the end times (Mt. 24: 3-14)  I am going to go through some indications of the Apostasy in the churches as a follow up to the signs of the times in the world.

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The Responsibilities of a
Good Shepherd
by Sandy Simpson
This CD is a message based on this article.

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What's Up With Christian Bookstores?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
by Sandy Simpson

This 2-DVD set is a message based on this article.

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
by Sandy Simpson

This 2-DVD set is a message based on this article.

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The Extreme Prophetic
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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Emerging Church CD & Free DVD
All the links to resources and articles we have on the Emerging Church on one CD.
by Sandy Simpson

(The Emerging Church only is downloadable!)
When you purchase the "Resource Tools - Emerging Church" CD for $10. plus s/h you will also receive a brand new free DVD called "The Emerging Church" that features Gary Gilley, Ray Yungen, Joanna Michaelson, Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson.

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From Church To Emerging Church DVD Series
by Sandy Simpson
The issue of the Emerging Church and it's introduction into many churches and mission organizations has reached a critical point.  Many do not undersand what is being leavened into churches by the EC leadership. Many would be shocked to know their belief systems involve Universalism, New Age, defense of postmodernism, Interfaithism, and many other false doctrines.  In order to reach out to this generation the EC leadership is proposing a whole new "map" to deal with what they perceive is a lack of understanding on the part of the churches on how to communicate.  EC proponants believe the "scripture" for today is evolving and must change in order to reach postmoderns.

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Idolatry In Their Hearts
Landmark Book!
by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer
Does having eternity in your heart mean that you know God and are His child? Could Gentile cultures understand the Gospel from the stars? Did God create man's cultures? Has God always been in the process of redeeming cultures from the time of Babel by placing in them a true revelation of Himself? Is there the worship of YHWH in all cultures and religions through the names of supreme beings?  Have all cultures always had a way to make things right between them and God? These questions and many more are answered in this book that addresses the false teachings of The New Apostolic Reformation regarding missiological methods as being carried out by many agencies including the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People, YWAM, and many Bible societies.

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The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going?
Every Pastor Needs This!
by Bill Randles, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Jacob Prasch, Mike Oppenheimer, Orrel Steinkamp, Gary Gilley, Dave Hunt, Sandy Simpson and others.
This is a 6-DVD expose of  the NAR and it's leadership of C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Peirce, Dutch Sheets, Bill Hamon, Jack Deere and others.

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Lessons In Forgiveness
Great Study!
by Sandy Simpson

Through the years I have been presented with many opportunities to forgive. Sometimes the situation was so severe that it took me some time to forgive and start the process of healing for myself, and eventually for others. I learned that a Christian needs to forgive other people even if they have not repented of their sins. That can be really hard if we let it be hard. But if we give our burdens over to the Lord, He will carry them and that frees us up to treat other people with love, compassion, and be in the right frame of mind and heart to set them up for reconciliation with Jesus Christ. That does not mean we tolerate their sin. We simply forgive them for what they have done to us, whether perceived or real, and move on to looking for ways to redeem them. We can then present to them the "truth in love" even when we have to rebuke them.

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Finish The Race!
Go On To Maturity!
by Sandy Simpson

was written to help believers to realize the absolute necessity of growing to maturity in Christ. Many churches are urging Christians to push aside discernment in favor of experience. It is our hope that this book will inspire many believers to fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith (2 Tim. 4:7).

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The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going?
Companion Book!
by Sandy Simpson

is now available in book form. This is the DVD script plus commentary by Sandy Simpson. The commentary of the DVD series is not in the book, but there are many more quotes available than in the video series.  Good reference material.  Also available on CD-ROM.

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Letters To The Church
by Sandy Simpson

is a fitting manual for the Revelation Christian. All the precepts are in the seven letters in Revelation 1:9 - 3:22 to help us keep the faith, stay in sound doctrine, and reach out to those who are perishing. I hope and pray that this book will help the reader to be an "overcomer".

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Demolish Arguments!
by Sandy Simpson

Want to be able to see your way through to clear biblical discernment? Want a set of tools that will allow you to disciple your loved ones so they will stand firm in the Faith? Want to sort out many of the false arguments and teachings that have invaded the churches? Then DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT book is for you!

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DVD Study Series!
by Sandy Simpson
is taken from the book but includes a lot of footage of false teachers and false prophets. It covers the core doctrines, how we can use them to test, and examples on the DVD that can be paused for discussion.  Also includes a teacher guide and links to resources on the web.  This 3-DVD series is available now!

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Important Video Information
On Benny Hinn!

by Sandy Simpson, Mike Oppenheimer & Jacob Prasch
features tons of video showing the teachings and prophecies of Benny Hinn.  This is a proven tool to keep people away from heresy.

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Discernment Conference
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen
3-DVD Set

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Featuring Dave Hunt, Duane Magnani, Mike Oppenheimer, Jacob Prasch, Jewel Grewe & Bill Randles
6-DVD Set & 2-VHS Sets

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Highly Recommended!
by Mike Oppenheimer
What is Christianity? What significance does the cross have? Are there teachings that can wreck our faith? We live in an age unlike any other in the history of man. To follow the Lord among the unique challenges we must understand Scripture and live by it. Available for $20- includes shipping.  Apologetics Coordination Team HIGHLY recommends this book.  It deals with many crucial issues for the Church today.

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Articles about false prophets, false teachers, false apostles other "snake oil salesmen", and movements that are going away from Scriptural principles. This section holds a wide variety of articles on personalities and movements. Some teach unbiblical doctrines, some teach heresy. Some are false prophets. Some are all of the above. Please read the articles before you just go off angry. If you don't like us naming names, perhaps you would benefit from reading a letter that explains our criteria for discernment. This page is provided so that you can be a Berean yourself!

Go directly to these exposes:
Neil Anderson, Reinhard Bonnke, William Branham, Paul Cain, Tony Campolo, Paul (David) Yonggi Cho, Gerald Coates, Graham Cooke, Paul Cunningham, Gene Edwards, Lonnie Frisbee, John Hagee, Christian Harfouche, Jack Hayford, Ruth Helflin, John Hinkle, David Hogan, Jack Van Impe, Manasseh Jordan, T.B. Joshua, Bob Larson, Roberts Liardon, Lord Maitreya, Aimee Semple McPherson, Arnold Murray, Carlton Pearson, Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, Robert Schuller, Gwen Shaw, Don Stewart, Tommy Tenney, Bruce Wilkinson 
(1) Spiritual Authority: The Word And The Testimony by A.W. Tozer, 1950

Read this devotional thought, written around a half century ago, for the reason we should continue to say today "to the word and to the testimony"! "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies ..." 2 Pet. 2:1

(2) False Prophecy by Dean & Laura VanDruff, 1996 
"As spiritual adultery increases in the church, false prophets will flourish as highly sought after speakers, and as Christians accept more of these false teachings indiscriminately, many will fall away, believing in a phony "faith". Since we have been warned, it might be wise to seek insight into how to discern false prophecy - what are false prophets likely to say? What are they like?"

(3) The Kansas City Prophets by Bob Hunter, 1995 
An expose' of the Kansas City Prophets including Paul Cain, Bob Jones, John Paul Jackson and other false prophets. Their prophesies catapulted the Toronto "Blessing" and subsequent Pensacola "Outpouring" into existence. These men are revered as prophets by these movements who view themselves as Joel's Army. 

(4) False Prophets by Dr. Kenneth Johnson, 1994 
"When a false prophet is caught he will say �OK. But I�ve repented and the LORD has restored me to the office of the prophet or �The Prophetic�. You have to obey me again now.� This is why the LORD said you shall never be afraid of (listen to) him again. Yes, the LORD will forgive him if he repents. He may become a fine Bible teacher. The LORD is merciful, so that you will not be constantly fooled by false prophets, Because He will never use him in that way again. "

(5) John Kilpatrick Of Brownsville AOG, Pensacola, FL Is Now OFFICIALLY A False Prophet!
July 4, 1997 has come and gone and Hank Hanegraaff is still alive and his ministry is doing fine. Here is how Hanegraaff responded to this ugly false prophecy. Brothers and sisters in Christ -- now is the time to decide. For those of you attending Brownsville "Outpouring" meetings in Pensacola ... are you going to continue to willingly sit under the teaching and prophecy of this man in this church or allow people under your accountability to do so? Is the Assemblies of God going to take scripturally appropriate action in this matter? Here is their official response when asked recently to comment on the Pensacola "Outpouring" in a letter from Thomas E. Trask, General Superintendant of the Assmeblies Of God. What about the rest of the false teaching and prophecy of this "counterfeit" revival movement? Check out my compilation of quotes in an article called "By Your Words" - Quotes From Third Wave Leaders" for just a small dose of the false teaching from the leaders of this movement. It's time to take a stand on this matter, fellow Christians! Time to be counted. No more wishy-washy "well, there are good and bad things in this movement but it's basically good" or "I'd rather see the devil and flesh manifested in church than nothing discernable happening at all". This is not an issue that can be "balanced" away by a good old American sense of "fair play". We as Christians are to hold to the objective truth of God's Word, or else we cannot call ourselves Christians. It's time for the true body of Christ to be heard on this matter. Where is the outcry? Where is the indignation that this man has dared to make false prophesies about the demise of a fellow Christian and attribute them to a conversation he had with God Almighty? Has the Christian community been silenced in fear of being labeled "mockers" by Steve Hill in his book "The God Mockers" when, in fact, all Christians should hold to and defend sound doctrine as did the Bereans when they tested what was being taught to them? Where is the disgust at the fact that Kilpatrick made a deceitful apology denying that he prophesied and published it all over the Internet? Where is the outrage that he now continues to spread false stories in his church about Hank Hanegraaff? Where is the ire of God's people when this man dared to presume to order God around by speaking false "proclamations" "into God's ears"? What is your response, people of God? We had better start cleaning house before thousands of children and youth are exposed to the ugly manifestations, deceitful testimonies, false teaching and false prophecy of this "counterfeit" revival movement!

(6) Benny Hinn and Necromancy (Talking to the Dead) by Joseph R. Chambers, 1997 
Benny Hinn "stated clearly that he had seen saints ("dead saints") and that they talked to him, gave him instructions, and told him they were praying for him. This is clearly necromancy or communication with the dead. He went further to state that his necromancy was Biblically supported by Jesus Christ�s experience on the Mount of Transfiguration when Moses and Elijah talked to the Lord."

(7) Kenneth Hagin by Rev. Robert S. Liichow, 1997 
"Literally hundreds of thousands of people are being influenced by this man's heretical teachings, which are now being propagated by his son and grandson and thousands of Rhema graduates in thousands of Rhema churches around the world. Brother Hagin has duplicated himself thousands of times over and his error is widespread. "

(8) Marilyn Hickey by Rev. Robert S. Liichow, 1997 
"From her school (and these others) a new generation of Word of Faith ministries is being grown, with more and more error and heresy. Remember heresy does not get better, it does not improve with age, like a fine wine. It continues to drift further and further into darkness. The only way heresy is stopped in the Church is by godly people standing up for the truth and being willing to swim upstream against what is popular. I pray you are I will be some of these people."

(9) Benny Hinn by Rev. Robert S. Liichow, 1997 
"Consider his teachings extremely dangerous to your spiritual health (and do not let him lay his hands on you)."

(10) The Challenging Counterfeit - A Study Of Spiritualism by Raphael Gasson,The Assemblies Of God Publishing House, Copywrite 1996 
This is a book about Spiritualism and Spiritism by a man who was miraculously saved out of that movement. This is the last chapter of this book. Notice the parallels to what is going on in the Third Wave, counterfeit revival movement of today -- in the Toronto �Blessing� and Pensacola �Outpouring� churches and leaders that have received �the anointing�. It appears that the enemy has not changes his tactics too much, only that today they are being evidenced in churches that formerly considered themselves to be doctrinally sound. Connections to Spiritualism/Spiritism have been documented in the faith healers of this same time period of the early 1900s, such as William Branham and Kathryn Kuhlman. Other more recent individuals have been linked to necromancy such as Benny Hinn. The same techniques and manifestations are also now present in the counterfeit revival, including Indian-style chanting, visions where dead �Christians� appear and give advice, and ugly degrading "manifestations" of the �spirit�. Test the spirits and judge for yourself where this �new revelation� and �anointing� is coming from. This is an old book and may be out of print. However, it is still listed with the Library Of Congress and the new publisher is Logos International of Plainfield, NJ, 1979. Notice the original publisher was the Assemblies of God Publishing House. Ironic, in view of the Brownsville A/G in Pensacola, FL."

(11) Paul Crouch Issues Death Threat! by Bob Hunter, 1997
"TBN's Paul Crouch has issued a death threat against anyone who would come against the Trinity Broadcasting Network."

(12) TBN Replies to Charge of Death Threat by Bob Hunter, 1997
"In response to numerous inquiries, Trinity Broadcasting is sending out a standard reply to the charge that Paul Crouch issued a death threat against the enemies of TBN. However, did they address the issue, or avoid it by set up a strawman argument? The text of their reply, including a gif file of a standard reply, is included, along with my comments."

(13) Michael Brown's False Prophecy by Bob Hunter & Debra Bouey, 1998
"One of the foremost theologians and spokemen for the Messianic Jewish Congregation (MJC) has informed us of an embarrassing prophecy given by Dr. Brown. Given the international nature of his ministry, this spokesman wishes to remain anonymous, but reader inquiries related to any cited material will be forwarded to him and he will reply privately with the inquirer."

(14) The Final Quest: A Review and Critique by Eric S. Weiss, 1998
"On balance, however, I think that there is more in this book (by Rick Joyner) that readers should be warned against than encouraged to accept, and I believe that the objections and concerns I express here can be sufficiently documented from the book (and from Scripture, where appropriate) so that my criticisms won't seem unwarranted or unreasonable. Since I am primarily writing about what I perceive to be problems or errors, much here will be negative. As I've mentioned, the Christian buying public is already saying many good things about this book. The reader will have to decide if such positive acceptance is warranted."

(15) Kenneth Hagin and the Spirit of the Serpent by Joseph R. Chambers, D.D., 1998
"The final chapter of Mr. Hagin is being written even as I write this article. Our video by this title tells the whole truth. The serpent spirit has grown in his teaching and methods until I believe the real source is being made manifest. He just conducted a Kenneth Hagin Holy Ghost meeting in Chesterfield, MO. The meeting was held from October 12th to October 24th. On the third night he began to manifest this spirit with his tongue sticking out and wiggling like a serpent�s tongue. He also began to hiss. On Thursday night, as he began to hiss, many of the people began to slither down out of their seats feet first. Some of the people would hiss back at him. The emotional response of the audience is indescribable. Kenneth Hagin and many of the people became insanely "drunk."  (This link at: is no longer active, but you can order the video from the link above.)

(16) How can we discern false teachers? by Biblical Studies Foundation, 1998
"There are many godless guides who would lead us to the wide gate and the way which leads to destruction. These false teachers are not only blind themselves, but they lead others to destruction with them. It is the Lord Who will pronounce the final verdict and Who will sentence the false prophets to everlasting torment."

(17) Televangelist Investigations - Corruption in Televangelism and Paganism in the American Church  A speech presented Sept. 23, 1994, at the Philadelphia Conference on Cults, the Occult and the Word Faith Movement, by Ole Anthony
The lives and messages of the televangelists reveal a progressively straying path toward paganism. But God has allowed them to come to prominence so the church can see the reflection of itself in them, and repent.

(18) Questions And Answers: The Televangelist Investigations  by Ole Anthony
Paul calls for us to "Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil" (I Thes. 5:21,22). The Christian message should be able to withstand any scrutiny. Believers are called to "try the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets are gone out into the world" (I John 4:1). The TV evangelists have barged into our living rooms with their broadcasts and turned the spotlight on themselves. They have demanded attention, so we're giving it to them.

(19) What Benefit Is The "Prophetic Movement"? by Inner-City Christian Discernment Ministry, 1998
Ask yourself the following questions (or ask a prophet if you know one):  Has any restored prophet brought any divine insight into serious theological issues which have divided the Church? NO. Has any restored prophet brought unity to the Body of Christ due to their insights? NO. Has any restored prophet ever foretold anything of great consequence to the Church or community (warning of terrorist bombings, stock market crashes,assassinations, etc.)? NO. Has any restored prophet been called upon to locate criminals, or locate missing children, or to solve crimes? NO.  Why Not? 

(20) Kenneth Hagin - False Prophet by Rev. Robert S. Liichow, 1998 
"Mr. Hagin has long been touted as a prophet by many within the charismatic movement for years.  Without a doubt, all people within the Word of Faith Movement look to Mr. Hagin as a genuine prophet of God.  The facts seem to indicate otherwise!  Here are three examples of Hagin's prophetic ability - all of which failed to come to pass."

(21) Sick Healers? by Rev. Robert S. Liichow, 1998 
"Probably the saddest "cut" of all is the FACT that the majority of what the Word of Faith/Prophetic Movement charismaniacs teach does not even work in their own sorry lives. I do not deny that the Lord our God is a Healer - - - but He does so according to His sovereign will. We, His children DO NOT command healing to "be."

(22) Teach Healing? by Rev. Robert S. Liichow, 1998 
"Got this in the mail a little while back and I thought it would be interesting for people to see that these folks at Toronto believe they can teach you how to heal the sick.  This is nothing new, because the "Happy Hunters" have been holding How to Heal the Sick Seminars for many many years.  In fact, my wife and I attended one in Ohio, and got to work directly with the Hunters. Can't you see the Apostle Paul holding a healing seminar in Ephesus (I can't)." 

(23) Was Kenneth Copeland A False Prophet? by Cross + Word, 1998 
In an article entitled "My Word Of Faith Testimony" Cross + Word gives documented facts that Kenneth Copeland gave a false prophecy in Britain in June 1983. 

(24) Kenneth Hagin - Another Failed Prophecy by Contenders, 1999 
"Another Failed Prophecy! Kenneth Hagin Prophecy For October In July Kenneth Hagin issued a prophecy which indicates that the great revival everyone has been waiting for will begin in October after "that which has hindered shall be taken out of the way." Does this mean the removal of the critics, the rapture of the church, the "cleansing" that New Agers have spoken of? You decide."

(25) The Kansas City Prophets excerpted from "Heaven Can't Wait" by William M. Alnor, 1996 
"They are leading people astray."

(26) A Mark Of False Teachers: Twisting The Scriptures by The Watchman Expositor, 1995 
"The apostle Peter wrote describing Paul's epistles, " which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction" (2 Peter 3:16). There are many individual powerful practices which characterize the methods of deception employed by false teachers, but the twisting of Scripture is universal among them."

(27) Beware The New Prophets an extract from the book by Bill Randles, 1999 
Influential 'prophets' in the US are claiming to be an end-time super-army for the Lord. But their 'prophesies' are often wrong. Pentecostal pastor Bill Randles investigates . . . "One consistent characteristic of the new prophets is their insistence that the New Testament prophets do not have to be subjected to the tests of Deuteronomy (13.1-3 and 18.22)." You can order this book here.

(28) Jack Deere's Doctrinal Demise by Mr Alan Howe, 1997 
"This Paper does not constitute a critique of Dr. Deere's book.  Rather, it is the setting forth of the author's doctrinal demise, primarily in his own words."

(29) Religious Psychics & The Charismatic New Wave by Joseph Chambers, 1999 
"In many congregations Biblical truth has been treated lightly while social and emotional matters have demanded attention. This closing hour does not allow for such carelessness neither does it allow a light treatment of the "spirit of discernment." Those who do not have a firm and conscious hold on Biblical values and Biblical truth will not be able to survive." Part 1 & Part 2.

(30) Trinity Broadcasting Network Teachers by The Contenders, 1999 
"The Word-Faith movement is far more dangerous than any of the cults because they have infiltrated the church
and leave the distinct impression with the secular world that their brand of "Christianity" truly represents Christianity.1 In truth, it represents the worst teachings ever to go under the name "Christian." It is unfortunate that Christian leaders are so afraid of Paul Crouch that they won't stand up to him, but continue to broadcast their programs on TBN or commend TBN's work. If you are a TBN supporter who thinks people like myself are causing division, read what these people say carefully, then ask
yourself, "What would a non-Christian think if TBN was his first introduction to Christianity and he heard this stuff?" On October 29th, 1999, on a CNN Chat session, Matt Crouch told me that doctrine was not important."

(31) How Do We Discern False Teachers? by Biblical Studies Foundation, 1999 
"Matthew 7:13-23 - False prophets are particularly dangerous because they appear to be genuine. They seemingly have the credentials of authority. What are these credentials? Jesus calls them �sheep�s clothing� (verse 15). The outward forms would incline one to believe these false prophets to be reliable guides. They may wear a distinctive garb which sets them apart as leaders. They may have  the title �reverend.� They may be men who hold positions of religious leadership. They may well have graduated from a divinity school. Indeed, they might even be seminary professors. Judging on the basis of external indications we might wrongly assume them to be reliable guides, but we must not evaluate them on such external evidence."

(32) False Leaders by L. Eve Engelbrite, Cult Awareness Information Center, 1997 
"Non-Christian false leaders can be divided into secular (EST, humanism, communism, etc.; example Herod in Acts 12:21-23), and religious (Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, spiritualism, etc.). False leaders who were previously Christian can be divided into the morally apostate
(1 John 3:4-10) and the theologically apostate (1 John 2:18-27)."

(33) P.S. - Beware Of False Prophets by Paul Becker, A Voice In The Wilderness, 2000 
Taken from Romans 16. "These who -claim- to be "uniting" everybody are actually the ones -CAUSING- the "divisions". What "division" is this? Dividing people AWAY FROM God's Word. Away from God's Doctrine. Doctrine is what brings "unity" to Believers. (1Cor1:10) So when they throw God's Doctrine out the window, they are dividing God's people."

(34) Anti-Spirits And False Teaching by Shirley Ann Miller from the book, "Anti-Spirits and False Teaching" and Lampholder Ezine series on "Mind Control "Lampholder Publications 
"God gave every person on the face of the Earth "a mind." When you suppress or suspend the thought process you essentially disconnect the "whole" person. God made mankind to interact with Him by a renewal of mind (the soul), spirit, and body. When God speaks to us through His Holy Spirit, He speaks through our spirit to the mind, but the mind (upon being renewed in the Spirit) confirms the Holy Spirit promptings and aligns with the Word of God. The supernatural receives "spiritual" messages that manifest themselves from the spiritual realm into the physical through "the senses and the passive mind." If you disconnect your thought process, you open yourself to receive whatever supernatural, spiritual manifestations happen to be manifesting their presence at the time, and by opening yourself up to anything but the Holy Spirit, you WILL find yourself dealing with "other spirits."  Remember: Always investigate the source and test the spirits " see whether they are of God...(1 John 4:1). As the anti-spirits plot in the air and work on earth against God, believers must continually fight back with spiritual  power through prayer and intercession."

(35) Get Ready For T.D. Jakes: The Velcro Bishop With Another Gospel by G. Richard Fisher, Personal Freedom Outreach, Vol 17, No 2, 1997 
"We must choose � the stakes are enormous � and eternal. Put away the Jakes materials and revisit the Bible. It will tell you the truth minus the velcro."

(36) Testing The Fruit Of Charisma's Heroes by Jackie Alnor, 2000 
"Charisma Magazine's 25th Anniversary edition looks at the legacy of those who have graced its covers.  The list is a Who's Who of people who have brought shame to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  This self-tribute is the biggest compilation of evidence against the charismatic renewal ever put to paper.  Stephen Strang (founding editor) and Lee Grady (editor-in-chief) have unknowingly demonstrated what a miserable lack of accountability exists in their ranks.  Here's some brief quotes that speak from themselves as seen in this new issue of Charisma displaying the cacophony of scoundrels, heretics, and  rotten churched role-models ..."

(37) They Weave The Spider's Web by C. H. Spurgeon, Morning And Evening, August 8 
"See the spider's web, and behold in it a most suggestive picture of the hypocrite's religion.  It is meant to catch his prey..."

(38) Colin Dye Unmasked by Dr. Siam Bhayro, Vanguard Magazine, Issues 6 & 12
"It is certain that Colin Dye is a great fan of Roberts Liardon, who is in turn a tremendous devotee of his namesake Oral Roberts and numerous other heretics. What is also apparent is that with these men come their false teaching and bizarre behaviours, and that Dye has deliberately chosen to associate himself with, and indeed build upon, these ideas and experiences, as will be shown in future articles on the subject."  Read Part 1 and Part 2.

(39) A Few Interesting Stories compiled by Sandy Simpson, 9/00 
"I have heard a few fascinating accounts lately involving some Third Wave false teachers."

(42) Healer? Heal Thyself! by Sandy Simpson, 11/14/00 
"A good subtitle for this article might be "Practice What You Preach!"  There is no doubt that God can and does heal people today.  But the false doctrines of the Word-Faith Movement about "declaring" healing, "name-it-and-claim-it", etc. have been proven to be lies by the very people who sell this deceit.  If you don't know about where these famous "faith healers" go when they need healing, you may be surprised.  Do the math.  Be a Berean.  Learn to discern!"

(43) Truth Or Consequences by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1/01 
"Whether it be recognized or not, there is a huge integrity problem in the church today regarding who speaks for God."

(45) Where Are The Faith Healers Now? by Sandy Simpson, 10/01 
"In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. one question begs to be answered.  Where are the faith healers now?  Are they hiding?"

(46) Where Were You? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 12/10/01 
"No miracle worker or healer showed up in NY when they were needed, why?"

(47) Biblical Divine Healing Versus Other Types Of Healing by Sandy Simpson, 1/25/02 
"There are basically five types of healing in the world today. Biblical Divine, Natural, Medicinal/Medical, Psychological, and Paranormal/Demonic healing.  This paper is an attempt to study these various types of healings, to identify their characteristics, to show their biblical support, and then to make comparisons with some of the healing claims of televangelists like Benny Hinn and others."

(48) Study In Jude by Sandy Simpson, 5/14/03 
This six part series is an in depth study of Jude and how his warnings and admonitions to the Church are even more crucial today. 

(50) False Teachers: Wolves In Sheep's Clothing by Todd Uebeles, 2003 
All throughout the New Testament, right up until the end of Revelation, Christians are warned about false teachers, people who will introduce heresies in Christ's Church, wolves that devour the weak. Who are these false teachers and what are the heresies they will introduce?

(51) The Trial Of Spirits - Both In Teachers And Hearers Wherein Is Held Forth The Clear Discovery, And Certain Downfall, Of The Carnal And Anti Christian Clergy Of These Nations, Testified from the Word of God, to the University in Cambridge, by William Dell, Minister of the Gospel, and Master of Gonvil and Caius College, In Cambridge, London, Printed in 1666, Philadelphia, Reprinted by Benjamin Franklin and D. Hall in 1760 
This section, from the above booklet printed by Benjamin Franklin, serves as a history lesson on false prophets and false teachers that we need to heed today.  Why take to heart William Dell and his exegesis of the Word of God?  Because what he described is EXACTLY what we are seeing today being played out on TBN, CBN, the NAE, and in the New Apostolic Reformation by a whole host of false apostles, prophets and teachers.

(52) Many Deceivers Have Gone Out - A Study In 2 John by Sandy Simpson, 11/15/03
A study of the admonishment by John to not allow deceivers into our house or even greet them.

(53) Naming Names - A Study In 3 John by Sandy Simpson, 11/29/03
A study in humility, support for ministry and naming names.

(54) Attacking Men Of God? by Bud Press, Christianity, com, 1/04
As one who has been involved in an apologetics ministry for years, it sickens me, and I'm sure my colleagues, to be accused of "attacking" the most dangerous and prolific false prophets and false teachers of our day, especially when clear-cut, easy-to-comprehend documentation is provided.

(55) When a Prophet Speaks and His Words do not come to pass ? by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/04
According to some people there are no false prophets, only those learning to practice their gift. 

(56) Pat Robertson, False Prophet, Again by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 10/04
Another false prophecy associated with Pat Robertson.

(57) "But they have a good doctrinal statement!" by Sandy Simpson, 2/26/05
Why do people have discernment about the FACT of eggs, yet apparently so few have discernment about the FACTS of the Bible?

(58) David Jeremiah Proposes "Major Paradigm Shift" For His Church by Lighthouse Trails Research, 9/18/06 
If you attended Shadow Mountain Community Church this weekend, then according to an email we received, you would have heard the second part of Pastor David Jeremiah's series called Journey with Jesus. But the title of this series is a bit misleading - Jeremiah isn't just talking about Jesus; he is discussing a book called The Barbarian Way. The book is written by Erwin McManus, who is pastor of Mosaic Church in California.

(59) Beware Of False Prophets on YouTube, 2007 
Three videos on false prophets.  Beware Of False Prophets, Beware Of False Prophets 2 and Televangelists Desire Death For Their Enemies.

(60) The Pursuit of Power by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 5/19/07 
There is a new kind of seeker today � not a seeker of truth, but a seeker of power. Churches are encouraged to be "seeker-sensitive" to those who are looking for something supernatural and there is a plethora of false teachers who are quite willing to give them what their itching ears want to hear and what their scaly eyes want to see. 

(61) �Carlton Pearson's Hell on Earth� by Michael C. Gaudiosi - The Noble Berean, Volume Twenty Three � August 2007 
HELL IS RIGHT HERE ON EARTH! This is the claim of Bishop Carlton Pearson, a minister who had so much influence in the world of TV evangelism. He was once a rising star on TBN, and someone whom Oral Roberts himself took under his own wing! All this changed after Pearson had, what he called, a �revelation� from God about hell, and after he started to preach this revelation, things took a turn for the worse. What was this �new revelation�? 

(62) Soothsayers And Charlatans - It Must Be The Last Days by Ray Gano, 2008 
What these soothsayers and charlatans are doing is wrong. Those who follow them are being deceived by Satan and need to seek forgiveness. Those who endorse, promote and are involved (TBN) with these soothsayers and charlatans are partakers of the same evil deeds in leading people to hell knowingly or unknowingly. They as well will be held accountable to God for choosing to serve Satan in this manner. They too need to seek God's forgiveness of their sins and stop serving Satan in this manner.

(63) The False Prophets compiled by Eastern Regional Watch, 9/08 
Because of Internet these is a massive amount of information about false Christian prophets and many can read about it all. 

(64) Patricia King Exposed - The Blue Flame by First Plumbline Apologetics, 9/19/08 
Patricia King's understanding of Biblical Texts is very poor and also Patricia King dose speak contrary to the teachings of Paul.

(65) Three Fatal Errors Common Among False Teachers by Mike Gendron, Proclaiming the Gospel, 9/08, PDF 
Since we are now living in the age of religious tolerance and ecumenical unity, there are some people who will immediately call this article unloving and divisive. Others will ask, "What right do you have to judge another religion?" The answer is given in Scripture. All God-fearing people are called to make right judgments, judgments that have already been established
by the objective principles of God's Word John 7:24). There may be nothing more important than warning people who are being deceived about their eternal destiny. If we do not lovingly confront them with God's Gospel, they may never know how to escape the eternal fire of God's punishment. Clearly, the most unloving thing we can do is to ignore them and let them continue down the road to destruction. For this reason, I am
always willing to offend people with the offense and exclusivity of the Gospel in the hopes that God may grant some of them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth 2 Tim. 2: 25). Let us look at three fatal errors of false prophets and how to handle them.

(66) Ministry Watch's 2008 Donor Alert Includes 30 "Ministries" by Ministry Watch posted on Christian Research Service, 12/08 
This is a list of ministries that are abusing their fundraising and expenditures. 

(67) United Pentecostal Oneness at Christian Research Service, 3/09 
A page of articles on UPC and Oneness Pentecostalism. 

(68) "He's No Sinner, He's a False Prophet" by Walk With The Word, 4/09 
Matthew 18:15-20 This, my friends, is one of the most misquoted, misused passages of Scripture in the New Testament. And it�s driving me crazy. This is the favorite passage of choice by the false prophets and false teachers among the church and because the sheep have so little understanding of Scripture, they go right along with its gross misrepresentation, often repeating the ill-conceived interpretation offered.

(69) Three Common Errors of False Teachers by Mike Gendron, Proclaiming The Gospel, 6/30/09 
Since we are now living in the age of religious tolerance and ecumenical unity, there are some people who will immediately call this article unloving and divisive. Others will ask, "What right do you have to judge another religion?" The answer is given in Scripture. All God-fearing people are called to make right judgments, judgments that have already been established by the objective principles of God's Word (John 7:24). There may be nothing more important than warning people who are being deceived about their eternal destiny. If we do not lovingly confront them with God's Gospel, they may never know how to escape the eternal fire of God's punishment. Clearly, the most unloving thing we can do is to ignore them and let them continue down the road to destruction. For this reason, I am always willing to offend people with the   offense and exclusivity of the Gospel in the hopes that God may grant some of them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth (2 Tim. 2: 25). Let us look at three fatal errors of false prophets and how to handle them.

(70) False Teachers ... REVISITED! by Sandy Simpson. ACT, 9/03/09 
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.

(71) "X-Men" by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, 9/24/09 
So it's truly a sad day when we see those professing to know God believing and behaving as if they do not. So it's significant to note that the divine judgment was to begin in the sanctuary and then work its way out through Jerusalem and the rest of the entire nation (Compare 1 Peter 4:17.). This order of judgment compelled Paul to command the congregation at Rome: "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple" (Romans 16:17-18, KJV). But if we are to engage in such marking, we ought to be reminded that the accompanying emotion ought to be one of grief. Yet we ought also to be reminded that in the end those who refuse to mark false teachers may not be marked by the Lord to be spared divine judgment.

(72) God is Light by Pastor Bill Randles, Believers In Grace Ministries, 9/23/09 - Read Part 1 & Part 2
John�s first epistle was written to restore the true knowledge of God, to Christians whose faith had been undermined by an early form of Gnosticism. A �Gnostic� is a Christian who claims a special, mystical knowledge of God, which is unique to conventional Christians. Gnostics re-define what it means to know God, what prayer is, how revelation is received, who God is, what it means to be spiritual, etc. The effect is that so-called �normal� Christians began to doubt their own knowledge and experience of God.

(73) Frustrated with False Teachers? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 10/28/09 
Indeed, the shall and will is here and now, and "Christian" bookstores lead the pack in the promotion and sale of doctrines of demons, authored by heretical wigglers who have turned their backs on God to seek fortune and fame

(74) Making God�s People Trust in a Lie� by Pastor Bill Randles, 4/21/10 
It is happening all over again. In the church, as in the last days of Judah, immediately preceding the devastation of the Babylonian captivity and the destruction of the temple, Christians are  being  inoculated  to conviction and preparedness by the soothing Words of false prophets like Hananiah.

(75) Points to Ponder - Todd Bentley, Benny Hinn, Rick Joyner, and False Teachers by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 6/10/10 
By their own doing, false teachers are plagued with contradictions, which is a natural consequence to being double-minded. Gradually, false teachers tell their stories and, at the same time, teach their followers to believe in their dreams, visions, and revelations--despite the Biblical warnings. And because many modern-day false prophets and false teachers claim to see "Jesus" and have direct, verbal communication with God, their words are slowly phased in as the word of God, while God's inspired written words are phased out. As such, so-called "new revelations from God" spewed from the mouths of false teachers today are likely to change into something totally different tomorrow. Indeed, contradictions and double-mindedness go hand in hand, both of which should prompt red flags of discernment. 

(76) E. Bernard Jordan: Prophets Prophesying Falsely by Chrystal, Slaughter Of The Sheep, 6/19/10 
I shake my head when I think that people actually believe men like Jordan speak for God.  They�re setting the bar pretty low, wouldn�t you say? 

(77) Get a Prayer Cloth Soaked with Oil from Joshua Mills� Feet by Chrystal, Slaughter of the Sheep, 7/7/10 
"Mills says that while he was preaching, oil began to flow from his hands and feet."  What does Joshua Mills and others within the Prophetic Movement have to do to convince people they are not of God? 

(78) Tele-Evangelist Lifestyles: Lifestyles of The Rich and Infamous, Also Called Fleecing The Flock by Carol Brooks, In Plain Sight, 2010 
If you happen to be among those who think Christian leaders are entitled to obscene amounts of money, visit the GFA (Gospel For Asia) page, read the article then order their free book Revolution In World Missions (No �love gift� asked for). Then, in view of millions who have never heard of Jesus, imagine how many souls an organization like GFA could save with money wasted on antiques, jets, jewelry, fancy cars, wardrobes and watches. Finally decide whether you want to help Benny Hinn buy another Rolex, or help a missionary get a megaphone, some Bibles, a bicycle, a warm coat or even a pair of shoes, all of which are desperately needed. Contrast this with Marilyn Hickey Ministries that, not so long ago, asked if you would �Love to mix travel with ministry?� Then list four points under the heading �Are YOU ready to�. Point 1 says �Enjoy 5-star hotels in Jakarta and Bali�. Point 4 says �Distribute tracts, food, and clothing to the needy in the slums of Jakarta?�  Huh?

(79) Minister or Sinister?- How to know when your church has become a cult by Preacher Bureau of Investigations, 11/5/10 
Everything is about CONTROL.  The main tools used to control members are INTIMIDATION and MANIPULATION.  The intimidation and manipulation are very subtle and disguised with a false sense of love and concern.  It�s all a strategic COURTSHIP. Most people come to church with a NEED.  The need can be physical, emotional, financial, social, or spiritual. Having that need puts a person in a very vulnerable state of mind and they are searching for fulfillment of the need.   CULT PASTORS are searching for vulnerable people that they can control and manipulate.

(80) Harold Camping Strikes (Out) Again! by Sandy Simpson, 12/5/10 
Imagine my shock when I heard that Harold Camping was up to his former tricks in predicting, using some kind of fancy numerology, that Jesus Christ will return on May 21, 2011.  I quickly thought about how I would cancel my plane reservations to speak at a discernment conference.  I mean, if Jesus is coming back then there will no longer be a need to expose false teachers because they will have met their demise along with their leader.  But then I realized, Camping is himself a false teacher and so I thought I would write this article to use on my speaking trip since I will be talking about his second failed prediction then. 

(81) May 21, 2011 and the Harold Camping Cult "Prophecy" by Justin Edwards, 1/5/10 
The world is not lacking in its number of cults who have attempted to set dates for the return of Christ or the end of the world. Whether drinking poisoned kool-aid to join the passing comet gods or merely predicting dates for TEOTWAWKI (the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it), obviously these have failed miserably - and for good, biblical reason. Despite the clear truth of Scripture on these matters, false prophets such as Harold Camping and his Family Radio cult continue to set dates for the end of all things. 

(82) Is It Negative And Unbiblical To Name False Teachers? by Brannon Howse, Posted: 01/04/11 
This is a video about how many churches think it is too negative to name the names of false teachers. 

(83) Portrait of a False Prophet by Sharon Lindbloom, 1/16/11 
During an email exchange a Latter-day Saint wrote, "You have continually said that the 'LDS' church is led by a false prophet. Do you even have the slightest idea who the prophet is right now? His name is Gordon B. Hinckley, and HE IS A PROPHET OF GOD. You can't even sit there and tell me that he is leading anyone astray -- he is a man of integrity beyond your comprehension." I have encountered this sort of assertion many times. People seem to think that a false prophet would have horns and bad teeth; that he would be easily recognizable as evil. They think that if someone is attractive or calls people to do "good" things, he must represent the one true God. But what does the Bible say?

(84) Rick Wiles and the devastation of America in 2010: a muddied cup of prophecy by End Time Delusion, 1/20/11 
"Last 3 months of 2010 will be brutal for America. The storm that will hit in the last 3 months of the year will not destroy America but it will stagger and stun the nation. There will be a great disruption in the nations commerce, communications, transportations and supply lines that will impact America for years. Tell my people to use the first 6 months of 2010 to prepare for the last 3 months. A year of bloodshed , violence, terror and fear"� comment: I am unaware of any such event having occurred in the U.S in 2010. Also, what was especially brutal about the last 3 months of the year, that wasn�t in play during the first 9 months?

(86) News About The Harold Camping "End Of The World" Caravan by Daily Mail Reporter, Mail Online, 3/9/11 
Most people like to push thoughts about the end of the world to the back of their minds, hoping that the apocalypse, if it ever comes, will be a long way off.
But for one group of not-so happy campers, doomsday is a lot sooner...May 21 to be precise. According to the predictions of the Family Radio ministry, on that date a massive earthquake will shake the world apart, littering the ground with 'many dead bodies'.

(87) 3/12/11 - False Teachers Among You by Alistair Begg, 3/12/11 - Read Part 1 & Part 2
The Bible warns against false teachers but it�s easy to assume heresy was only an issue for the 1st century church. Alistair Begg puts the ancient issue of false teachers into contemporary perspective. 

(88) Lunacy Strikes Again - Harold Camping�s Family Radio Is At It Once More by Jacob Prasch, 5/14/11 
Not for the first time, false teacher and proven false prophet Harold Camping and his frolicking band of religious lunatics and �Family Radio� devotees are discrediting the Body of Christ with absurd doctrines and false predictions. The date-setting for the return of Christ forbidden by Jesus, hatred of all other churches and ministries aside from their own, the hideous old crank cum heretical false prophet they have for a guru and the absurd doctrines of this cultic and pathetic deceived brood of supposed scripture-believing Christians of some warped description resembles the Jehovah�s Witnesses and the World Wide Church of God of the late conniver Herbert W. Armstrong.

(89) Will This Ship of Fools Sink May 22? by Jan Markell, May 17, 2011 
Harold Camping is making a laughing stock of Christians who believe in premillenial, dispensational eschatology with his warning that the world ends Saturday, May 21. What will the aftermath of this unscriptural prophecy look like?

(90) Oops, I did it again by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/18/11 
The spread of Harold Camping's false mathematical prophecy.

(91) Another False Doomsday Predictions To Discredit Christians by David Bay, Cutting Edge Ministries, May 19, 2011 
Preacher Harold Camping is at it again, setting a specific date that the Rapture is going to occur. His advertising is warning people that the End of the World, the Rapture of the Church, is going to occur May 21, 2011!  Jesus told us 2,000 years ago to watch out for false religious leaders and their prophecies at the End of the Age. 

(92) Harold Camping�s Claim of Judgment Day May 21st Host: Vic Eliason, VCY America, 5/19/11 
This Crosstalk looks at the reasons for Camping�s prediction that Judgment Day is coming up this Saturday, May 21st. This prediction, based upon Camping�s personal numerology, is bringing disgrace to the name of Christ as atheists and others in the public arena are mocking the general idea that one day Christ will return.

(93) Harold Camping Exposed as a False Prophet - Again! by Spiritual Research Network, 5/21/11 
Harold Camping, who years ago predicted Judgment Day to be in September 1994, has once again predicted the end of the world.  This time Harold Camping has said that Judgment Day will be on May 21, 2011.  May 21, 2011 is now here and Harold Camping is proved to be a false prophet again!  Actually, today is the official confirmation date for Harold Camping to be a twice-over false prophet.

(94) The May 21 Fallout�by Bill Randles, Believers In Grace, 5/21/11 
I believe that May 21, 2011 will prove to have been a watershed day for millions of people, regardless of the fact that Jesus didn�t come back to rapture His flock, and commence the judgment of the earth, as predicted by Harold Camping. Evidently the calculations of the self-confessed life long Bible student, and civil engineer didn�t quite add up. I hope you don�t think I am being facetious about it, because there is nothing humorous in this at all. In fact, I have no doubt that though things didn�t work out as some anticipated, many lives will never be the same again because of the fallout from this spiritual fiasco. The impact for many will stretch into eternity.

(95) The Latest: Harold Camping Predicts A New Date by Ken Silva, 5/24/11 
It seems, rather than humbly admitting his error, Camping now speculates he �misinterpreted the Bible� and rather than May 21st beginning �the end of the world� supposedly we�re to believe that it was actually �the spiritual beginning of the physical end� not too unlike the eschatology of the non-Christian cult of the Jehovah�s Witnesses. Camping is quoted as dreaming:  �Were not changing a date at all; we�re just learning that we have to be a little more spiritual about this,� he said in a rambling 90-minute radio  broadcast that was part sermon, part press conference. �But on Oct. 21, the world will be destroyed. It won�t be five months of destruction. It will come at once.�

(96) Doomsday Datesetters 2012 by Gaylene Goodroad, Herescope, 6/14/11 
Not since Y2K has there been such a global frenzy over predicted massive and universal doom. This time, the fever pitch is considerably higher due to the number of ancient and modern prophecies, prophets, and phenomena guiding the way�all pointing to the year 2012.

(97)  'Rapture' real aftermath: Beheadings, shootings, mass graves - 'Families don't know if missing loved ones are dead, arrested or hiding in jungle' by Bob Unruh, WND, 7/14/11 
The executive director of a ministry that works with the persecuted church in the northern reaches of Vietnam says he's outraged that a "prophecy" by an American preacher apparently cost the lives of many tribal Hmong people who believed it. The prediction by Harold Camping, 89, of Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio, was that Jesus Christ would return to Earth to "rapture" his followers to heaven on May 21.  Camping said mankind had run out of time, and the Creator of the universe would arrive on that Saturday.

(98) Faith Healers and Dealers by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, 7/15/11 
Look at it like this: a particular evangelist claims to possess power from God to heal people. Then, we ask, why doesn�t he go to public hospitals or physical rehab facilities and call the sick and the lame out of their beds? If the pretend healer did, can you imagine the  amazement that would fall over all the nurses, doctors, workers and other patients? So why don�t the charismatic healers leave the friendly confines of planned meetings in rented auditoriums and go to the hospitals? Why don�t they just do it? Maybe they don�t do it because they can�t. And if they can�t, when in fact they put on airs they can, then they are liars. But if like Peter they really can but won�t, then �these healers� are cruel. So their failure to heal in public places like hospitals strikes at the heart of their credibility. By failing to go to hospitals and heal, are they violating their �hypocritical� oath. In either case, they stand exposed as either liars or loveless.

(99) Christians Murdered Due to Harold Campings False Rapture Prophecy by Carpenter's Daughter, YouTube, 7/25/11 
Jacob Prasch account of what happened in Vietnam as a result of the false prophecy by Harold Camping. 

(100) Tolerating Spiritual Leaven by Matt Slick, CARM, 8/4/11 
We have televangelists who boldly proclaim to millions that we are little gods. There is the name-it-and- claim it �prosperity� teachers who say that the crucifixion of Christ bought us health and wealth and we need to do claim what is rightfully ours. We are taught that churches must change their appearance and message in order to attract unbelievers -- all the while compromising the gospel. The error of universalism, that all people will be saved, is creeping in little by little and gaining converts. 

(101) It's Time For Christian Leaders To Test False Teachers by Marsha West, 8/29/11 
I�ve written several articles voicing concern over the Christian Right (CR) uniting with leaders in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) for the purpose of fighting the culture war. Other Christian bloggers are concerned as well and have been asking valid questions, such as why the CR chooses to involve themselves with these fringe groups. As of this date we�re still in the dark. So I�ll toss out the question again: Why do Christian leaders, pastors, and luminaries choose to unite with what Jesus referred to as �ravenous wolves�?

(102) Speaking Without the Authority by End Time Delusion, 9/1/11 
�Jesus said there will come men who will speak claiming their authority is from me��..There will come men who will speak in my Name. They are going to come and say I�m speaking to you in my Name��..they will prophesy and preach. ��.But when I meet them I will say �leave me I never knew you workers of iniquity.� Why? Because they use His authority and His name, because the power was in Jesus� name, or Jesus� authority, not in them���And they�re gonna fragment and divide the Church because you won�t test them�.. Well, it�s about time we test them ��..You test them by Scripture. Then if your fidelity is the Scripture, and your allegiance is the Scripture, you reject them! ��When you take your eyes off Scripture as the criterion for authority and you place it on experience and on people, and on revelations, and on messages that allegedly come from God, you are set up for deception, you�re made for it���� - Dr. Walter Martin, from his 1988 Warning To the Church��..

(103) �Family Radio Founder Harold Camping Repents, Apologizes for False Teachings� by Nicola Menzi, Christian Post, 10/31/11 
With his speech sounding somewhat slurred and labored, Family Radio Stations Inc. founder and chairman Harold Camping sought to address in a recent message why Christ failed to return on Oct. 21 as the Bible teacher had predicted. Camping confessed, after decades of falsely misleading his followers, that he was wrong and regrets his misdeeds.

(104) Perry and Fred Stone recall a visit by the ghost of Al Collins by DiscernIt, 1/17/12 
Perry Stone embraces Necromancy which the Bible forbids�.Why would God forbid it? Men are so easily deceived.

(105) Bad Shepherds - an Examination in Light of Scripture by Mishel McCumber, Deception Bytes, 2/23/12 
Recently, I became aware of scripture verses in Jeremiah I had previously been unaware of.  Immediately, I was stuck by how accurately the verses portrayed the characteristics of the apostate shepherds, teachers, and prophets we are seeing in the church today.  It drove me to pull out other scriptures to see if I could get an overall picture of what GOD considers to be a bad (or false)shepherd. I should not have found it surprising that God so accurately described over two thousand years ago, those I would run across in my trek through the wilderness of false doctrine; but I did. This is in no way a comprehensive list and if you find other scriptures that address these false shepherds, teachers, pastors, teachers and prophets, I would be grateful if you pass them along.  I have first given a list of characteristics then backed them up with scripture, adding a short personal commentary. 

(106) Prophets, Not Profits by Al Lewis, Wall Street Journal, 4/23/12 
God does not want you to be rich. Every so often, he raises up a prophet to teach wayward profiteers about the sacrifice he demands. Ephren W. Taylor II, who called himself "the Social Capitalist," may be one such prophet. This son of a preacherman sold investment schemes at megachurches from Bishop Eddie Long's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta to Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston. The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged Mr. Taylor with running a Ponzi scheme. His victims are now congregating in a class-action lawsuit. (Read more about Mr. Taylor on my blog, "There's more fraud in the name of God than anything else," says Ole Anthony, president of the Trinity Foundation, which has been investigating religious fraud since 1987.

(107) The Museum of Idolatry at A Little Leaven, 5/1/12 
The Museum of Idolatry is the worlds largest collection of artifacts of apostasy. We have over 1500 exhibits and we're adding new exhibits regularly. If this is your first time visiting please feel free to grab a beverage and take your time wandering through the museum. This site provides a front row seat for the Great Apostasy that is sweeping through the "Christian" Church.

(108) Evil Men and Imposters Grow Worse and Deceive by Heidi Swander, 5/12/12 
I�ve been memorizing the tiny book of Jude in the last few weeks. It is amazing to me to think of Jesus� brother writing to first century Christians and saying, �For certain men have crept in unnoticed . . . ungodly men who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ,� (v. 4). It�s amazing because it sounds like the DVD I�ve just previewed; a new and timely video entitled, The Submerging Church: How the Emerging Church is Drawing Multitudes Away from Biblical Christianity. What we�re observing in the 21st century was already prevalent at the inception of the church.

(109) Claiming to Know the Mind of God � Rick Wiles and Trunews by Endtime Deception, 6/4/12 
The amount of fraud, deception, and manipulation which takes place in the church today under the pretence that it is the work of the Holy Spirit, is truly staggering. The gifts of the spirit are being counterfeited. Outright lies are peddled from internet ministries in their broadcasts and dressed up as special revelation from God. The gift of prophecy, a thing of excellence in its uncorrupted state, is being degraded into a morass of dream interpretation. The gospel and the risen Christ take a back seat to showmanship in this circus of vanity and puffery, as the ministers responsible seek the prophetic glory for themselves and their ministries.

(110) Are False Teachers Above Scrutiny? by Bud Press, 7/13/12 
False teachers are notorious for avoiding comments in public forums that call into question their heresies, false prophecies, and blasphemies. To stay on their "good side," their followers must behave themselves, walk on pins and needles, and refrain from making waves. The same applies to Christians who encounter false teachers, because if what is said is viewed as "negative" or confrontational, false teachers will not hesitate to smack the delete button on their keyboards, and even block Christians from posting additional comments.

(111) Maurice Sklar Strikes the Mother Lode In False Prophecy by Endtime Delusion, 9/14/12 
The wave of false prophets that has swarmed over the internet for the past decade or so has produced some very prolific practitioners, but probably none more so than Dr. Maurice Sklar.

(112) Faith-healer sought medical care while recommending against same for teen by Bob Fowler, Knox News, 1/7/13 
He was the "spiritual father" of a 15-year-old girl, terminally ill with cancer, who had convinced the girl's mother to rely on faith instead of medicine to try to heal her. But when it came to his own cancer and pneumonia, Ariel Ben Sherman was treated in a hospital in South Carolina, records show.

(113) When Dreams Overtake Scripture In Authority: Neo-Pentecostalism and Its Dangerous Effects by Endtime Delusion, 3/12/13 
This week I saw the lamentable new article posted by Nathan Leal of Watchmans Cry, called �Alert Warning Number 6 � A Prophetic Dream� dated March 8, 2013. (Source) It brings to the fore a very sad state of affairs in the church today. It marks out new territory in the rapid expansion and spread of apostasy, especially in online Christian ministries. 

(114) Contemporary Christian Divination: The False Claims and Practices of Christian Mystics by Bob DeWaay, 2007 
Those today who are evangelical Christians, who know God through the gospel, yet dabble in the practices of the pagans, are spiritual �sons of Jeroboam.� They are, like Jeroboam, very creative in making Christianity relevant to the current culture. The problem is not Western rationalism as the contemporary mystics all claim. They are fighting an obsolete battle. The prevailing culture in America is very much �spiritual.� They claim the need for mystical experience to fight against modernity when they are in a post-modern culture that has embraced the East. The danger today is not that people think that the material realm is all there is, it is that they think they can contact the spiritual realm their own way. They are practicing divination.

(115) Another False Teacher: David Eells by Various authors, 4/15/13 
Here are some artilces exposing yet another false teacher: What's wrong with David Eells and UBM - Unleavened Bread Ministries, The Delusions of David Eells a 14 part article. 

(116) Seven Marks of a False Teacher at The Berean Call, 7/24/13 
No one enriches hell more than false teachers. No one finds greater joy in drawing people away from truth and leading them into error. False teachers have been present in every era of human history�.While their circumstances may change, their methods remain consistent. Here are seven marks of false teachers.

(117) The Ultimate Falsehood excerpted from Dave Hunt's book "Countdown to the Second Coming.", 8/1/13 
Somewhere at this very moment on Planet Earth, the Antichrist is almost certainly alive�biding his time, awaiting his cue. Banal sensationalism? Far from it! That likelihood is based upon a sober evaluation of current events in relation to Bible prophecy. Already a mature man, the Antichrist is perhaps active in politics and might even be an admired world leader. Or he could be the head of a multinational corporation, a little-known international banker of great wealth and behind-the-scenes influence, a sports hero�or he might arise suddenly from total anonymity. Somewhere he is being meticulously groomed, though as yet he probably has no more inkling than do those who encounter him daily of the ultimate role for which Satan is preparing him and will, one momentous day, utterly possess him.

(118) Wolf In Sheep�s Clothing: 5 Tips to Identify One by Forgotten Word Ministries, 1/8/14 
Have you ever heard the saying �a wolf in sheep�s clothing�?  I have heard it a couple of places. First, many years ago I heard one of Aesop�s Fables which talked about a wolf that put on a sheep skin so that he could fool the shepherd into believing he was a lamb.  Then when the shepherd locked the flock behind the gate at night the wolf  thought he was clear to eat all the sheep he wanted. To his surprise the shepherd returned to the flock that night to gather meat for the next day. The wolf in sheep�s clothing was killed as one of the sheep. You see the saying �wolf in sheep�s clothing� simply means someone who is pretending to be something they are not. Years later I heard this concept in another place �The Bible.  Jesus warns against wolves in sheep�s clothing: � � Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep�s clothing but in-wardly are ravenous wolves.�  Mathew 7:15 Following are five tips on how you can identify a wolf in sheep�s clothing; a false prophet.

(119) Christians Eating Grass? by Conrad Mbewe, 1/12/14 
As we read about this week�s Christians eating grass, may we be caused to do more than claiming that we are not doing anything that crazy. Let us examine ourselves to see if we have inadvertently opened a door through which another Lesego Daniel might sneak in and with time bring disrepute to the Lord�s name under the banner of evangelicalism. Believe me, �Sola Scriptura� is the only bolt that totally locks out such self-deluded impostors (such as Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabonni Centre Ministries.) �To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn� (Isaiah 8:20).

(120) The Voluminous Revelations of Linda Newkirk by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/8/13 
Read Part 1 The prophecies from "God"  & Part 2 Aliens among us 

(121) James Robison To Pope Francis �In Christ We Are Brothers� by Ken Silva, 5/7/14 
James: Pope Francis, let me just say to you that I see Jesus in you; and in Christ we are brothers, we are family. Thank you for speaking the language of love that all may come to know him and love him and love one another.

(122) Is Your Favorite Preacher a False Prophet? by Forgotten Word, 6/25/14 
One One of the most amazing facts of religious life is that although masses of humanity are following spiritual leaders, few people seem to believe that False Prophets actually exist. Today, billions of people worship God in one manner or another. Never have there been more religious people on the face of the earth, never more worshipers of God�and never more False Prophets and their followers. 

(123) Mark Driscoll Kicked Out Of His Own Organization by Sandy Simpson, 8/18/14 
Driscoll was kicked out of the Acts 29 Network church planting group, his own organization, for his �ungodly behavior�.  �Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has been removed from a church-planting network of more than 500 churches he helped found after a pattern of �ungodly and disqualifying behavior.� (Religion News Service, by Sarah Pulliam Balley, Huffington Post, 8/9/14)  His behavior is not the only problem with this guy.  Check out his false teachings and behavior over the years.

(124) Heavenly Untruths by Mike Oppenheimer, 2/13/15 
Boy recants of going to Heaven. 

(125) Understanding The Cults - Evangelizing 'False Christ' Belief Systems by Chris Lawson, 2/13/15 
2 Part MP3 Series.  Listen to Part 1 & Part 2

(126) Wells Without Water - The Disastrous Effects of False Teachers by Matthew Henry Commentary on 2 Peter, 8/7/15 
In all ages of the church, and under all dispensations, when God sends true prophets, the devil sends some to seduce and deceive, false prophets in the Old Testament, and false Christs, false apostles, and seducing teachers, in the New. "These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever." (2 Peter 2:17) The Apostle (Simon Peter) proceeds to a further description of seducing teachers, whom he sets forth as wells, or fountains, without water. 

(127) Deluded! by Sandy Simpson, 10/25/15 
So many "Christian" teachers today are deluded.  They teach stuff that any person with even a smattering of Bible knowledge will recognize as ridiculous. 

(128) Controversial Megachurch Pastor Mark Driscoll Finds a New Flock at Understand The Times, 2/27/16 
There�s a new church coming to Phoenix, Arizona. According to its website, the pastor, Mark Driscoll, is a �Jesus-following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor...grateful to be a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody.� Though there�s no mention of it on The Trinity Church�s shiny new website, Driscoll built and presided over Seattle�s controversial Mars Hill Church, and he is one of the most famous and disruptive figures in the history of the evangelical mega-church movement. But as Driscoll�s star rose, he was dogged by allegations from church members and pastors as well as from outsiders�of bullying and spiritual abuse, misogyny and homophobia, plagiarism, and misuse of church funds, just to name a few. In 2014, after being asked to submit to a reconciliation plan proposed by the church board he organized, Driscoll quit.

(129) On Heels of Mark Driscoll�s New Church Opening, Seattle Times Reports: �Racketeering suit claims Mark Driscoll misused Mars Hill donor dollars� at Lighthouse Trails, 3/2/16 
Mark Driscoll may have moved on to a new city and a new church, but he faces the sharpest demand yet to account for his actions at Mars Hill Church. On Monday, four former Mars Hill members filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against Driscoll, charging that the once swaggering pastor fraudulently used thousands if not millions of dollars raised by the church, which once boasted 15 branches in five states with 13,000 visitors on Sundays.

(130) Katt Kerr releases LIGHTNING to destroy cancer and poverty (Video) at Forgotten Word Ministries, 5/4/17

(131) Pastor talks to 'God' on the phone during church service by The Citizen, 5/22/17
‘I actually have a direct line which I can call Him on and get instructions on how to proceed,’ he has been quoted as saying. Pastor Paul Sanyangore of Victory World International has claimed to have a direct phone number to heaven, after a video of him talking on the phone during a church service emerged. In the video, the pastor can be seen holding his cellphone and responding to God’s questions, he claims. He calls a woman from the crowd, and as she kneels down, he then starts receiving instructions from “heaven�?. “Hello, is this heaven? I have a woman here, what do you have to say about her? Oh … I should ask her who is Sibo,�? he asks “heaven�?. The woman then responds telling him who the said person is. “What else Papa God? What else? God is telling me to ask you why is it He’s showing me a heart?�?

(132) TGIF-False Prophets, Signs & Wonders by Wes Mason, 5/25/17
God gave Israel very strict commands regarding the dangers of false prophets. If someone says thus saith the Lord and it does not come to pass they are NOT a prophet. It’s easy to ignore this person and everything they say. Yet sadly there are still masses of people who follow after false prophets and teachers both then and now. Many today have a long history of such bogus claims. In spite of overwhelming evidence of their errors and lies, they still have followers. May the Lord open the eyes of their heart to know his truth. 

(133) Does The Last Reformation Get Back to the Book of Acts? by Elliot Nesch, 6/17/17
Torben Sondergaard says, "It's time to back to what we read in the Book of Acts." However, some of the Last Reformation movement's emphasized interpretations of baptism, speaking in tongues, signs and wonders, and casting out devils are at variance with the Book of Acts, rather than returning to the Book of Acts. Even more important than what they choose to promote within the movement is what The Last Reformation fails to mention or emphasize.

(134) False Prophets and Teachers: Wolves Among Us by Ed Lane, 10/4/17
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. (1John 1:5b) Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. (Luke 11:35) . . . In Acts 20:29-35, Paul warned the Ephesians elders, as he was preparing to leave them for what he knew would be the last time, that, after his departure, ravenous wolves would come in among them, not sparing the flock. Even from amongst the brethren, evil men would arise speaking perverse things in order to draw disciples away from the truth of Jesus Christ, and toward themselves.  Paul was so concerned about these false teachers that he reminded them that he had been warning them, with tears, about these deceivers for 3 years. He then commended the elders to God and to the word, and pointed out that he was not greedy and coveted no man’s possessions …but simply labored to teach them all things about Jesus. And here we are 2,000 years later, and the ravenous wolves…are here. It seems that only a few believers have taken the time to truly, deeply, exhaustively study the scriptures for themselves. Most believers only know a few familiar passages, such as those focused on by their pastor, their mentor, or their family. All of us need to know for ourselves exactly what the unchanging, everlasting word of God says in full. The scriptures truly are the voice of God to his people, and, as Paul says, they are living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, judging the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).

(135) Are you easy prey for false prophets? by Holly Pivec, 2/3/18
The following post was first published on my blog on August 23, 2013. With the rise of men and women calling themselves prophets, many people need to hear its warning more than ever. The Bible is clear: false prophets are wolves that devour unsuspecting sheep. Jesus said: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.�? (Matthew 7:15) And the apostle Paul had this to say about false teachers. “I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.�? (Acts 20:29-30). Despite these clear warnings from an apostle and even Jesus himself, many people are still naive to the threat. So, my question for you is, “Are you easy prey for false prophets?�?

(136) More Spiritual Death from Tim Keller (Video) by James Jacob Prasch-Live via Skype, 3/8/18 

(137) Saying You're Going to Hell if You Don't Believe in Jesus Is 'Insanity,' Megachurch Pastor Michael A. Walrond Jr. Says at Understand the Times, 3/21/18
Michael A. Walrond Jr., one of New York City's most influential pastors who leads the more than 10,000-member First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, is coming under fire online for telling his congregants that the belief that Jesus is the only way to Heaven is "insanity."

(138) North Point Community Church Senior Pastor Andy Stanley has stated that Christians need to "unhitch" the Old Testament from their faith at Forgotten Word Ministries, 5/12/18
In the final part of a recent sermon series, Stanley explained that while he believes that the Old Testament is "divinely inspired," it should not be "the go-to source regarding any behavior in the church." To justify this, Stanley preached last month about Acts 15, which described how the early church decided that Gentile converts did not need to strictly observe Jewish law to become Christians. "[First century] Church leaders unhitched the church from the worldview, value system, and regulations of the Jewish scriptures," said Stanley. (ACT Note: The apostles preached the Gospel using the Old Testament and the New Testament is a commentary on the Old.  Though in the New Covenant Christians are freed from trying to be saved by the Law, nonetheless the law of Christ, which is love, is accomplished by the Holy Spirit writing the Law on our hearts.  We then fulfill the law by being born again and loving the Lord and our neighbor as ourselves.) Days before giving the third Aftermath sermon, Stanley preached at the Orange Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, using Acts 15, as well as John 17, to argue that church unity was more important than "theological correctness."  (ACT Note: Stanley has obviously been reading the chorus of false teachers who value "experience" over "doctrine".  But if your doctrine is not right, your experience won't be either.)

(139) Making God’s People Trust in a Lie… by Bill Randles, 10/14/18
It is happening all over again. In the church, as in the last days of Judah, immediately preceding the devastation of the Babylonian captivity and the destruction of the temple, Christians are  being  inoculated  to conviction and preparedness by the soothing Words of false prophets like Hananiah.

(140) Top Ten False Teachers You’ll Find in Evangelical Churches by Jeff Maples, 3/31/19
False teachers are everywhere — they’re a dime a dozen. The Bible tells us that in the last days, many false prophets will arise and mislead many (Matthew 24:11Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)), and we see this taking place right before our eyes. In fact, you can hardly swing a dead cat without hitting a false teacher. Just turn on TBN, you’ll see endless amounts of them. But another, more nefarious kind of false teacher is the one that lurks in otherwise common Evangelical churches. These are the ones that are more difficult to notice. 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.

(141) False Prophets: Their Shameless, Insidious Conspiracy by Tom Hill, 3/2/20
False prophets developed a conspiracy with the priests and the princes of Israel. In his God-given message to Israel, Ezekiel identified the source of their sin. “And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation. There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof…” (Ezekiel 22.25) Several false prophets joined together and led Israel into sin. These fraudulent leaders formed a conspiracy against God. In their treason, they agreed and performed together evil acts and led Israel to follow their wicked designs. Because of their sin, God withheld rain from them in judgment, the beginning of God's wrath against them.

(142) Excerpt from the Berean Call, originally published, October 1991 at The Christian Sentinel, 8/18/20
Critics have long leveled the charge of “divisive” and “negative” against those who would warn the church of unbiblical teachings and practices. I prayerfully consider such accusations, for my heart echoes the same concern. I long just to preach the gospel and to put behind me the controversy that has become such an unwelcome part of my life. Yet in preaching the pure gospel one must carefully distinguish it from the clever counterfeits all around. How negligent it would be not to warn the sheep of poisoned pastures and false shepherds who promote lies in the name of truth. Yet the odds are staggering… The flesh faints with weariness and frustration. Then why persist in a task so lonely and burdensome? Yes, why this burning passion?

(143) How do we tell if someone is a false prophet? by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/2/20
Among the many topics found in Jeremiah’s book, we see a battle of a true prophet against the abundance of false ones in the land that had misled the majority of people. Jeremiah 23:14: “ Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem…They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns back from his wickedness ...” Vv.20-22: “ The anger of the LORD will not turn back against these false prophets until he has performed and carried out the purposes of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings .” Jeremiah saw this take place with Israel but today many in the Church are in denial of deception affecting the Church in any way. They are denying Jesus’ own words, that deception would take place through false teachers and prophets inside the Church at the end of the age (Matthew 24:4-5, 11, 24). We are in the latter days; do we understand it perfectly? Daniel wrote of these days " Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand ” (12:10) We are told the beginning of knowledge and wisdom is to fear God (Prov.1:7; 9:10) If someone makes the claim they are a prophet, and sets up a framework that we are to listen to them (their words) as a or THE prophet, and say that if we do not listen to them we are disobedient to God. That is often a telltale sign something is not right. If they put pressure on the people to believe their words like they believe the Bibles words than you can be assured they are a false prophet and teacher.

(144) Naming Names of False—Teachers, Prophets, Apostles, and Christs (Video) by Chris Lawson, 11/13/20
In this teaching session, Chris Lawson of speaks about 'Naming Names of False—Teachers, Prophets, Apostles, and Christs.' —From beginning to end, God warns in His Word—the Holy Bible—about spiritual deception. False teachers, false prophets, false apostles, and even false Christs, are warned about in Scripture. Many times God names them by name. Always, His purpose of warning about them and calling them by name is because He loves humans and wants to protect people from spiritual deception. In our day and age, it seems most church leaders are afraid even to mention the names of famous personalities who are false teachers within the Church. The reason that spiritual deception and abuse are running rampant today is that the bulk of church leaders are either too ill-equipped to recognize it, too selfish to do something about it, or too afraid to speak out against it. When the world looks at the Church and mocks and pokes fun at it because of the outlandish heresies being flocked to by untold millions of people, something is seriously beyond wrong. May God strengthen more men, women, and young people to have the courage, to tell the truth like it is. We must stand up for the truth as it is in Scripture, and do so graciously but with a firm and resolute conviction for sound doctrine.

(145) How do we tell if someone is a false prophet? by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/8/21
Among the many topics found in Jeremiah’s book, we see a battle of a true prophet against the abundance of false ones in the land that had misled the majority of people. Jeremiah 23:14: “ Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem…They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns back from his wickedness ...” Vv.20-22: “ The anger of the LORD will not turn back against these false prophets until he has performed and carried out the purposes of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings .” Jeremiah saw this take place with Israel but today many in the Church are in denial of deception affecting the Church in any way. They are denying Jesus’ own words, that deception would take place through false teachers and prophets inside the Church at the end of the age (Matthew 24:4-5, 11, 24). We are in the latter days; do we understand it perfectly? Daniel wrote of these days " Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand ” (12:10) We are told the beginning of knowledge and wisdom is to fear God (Prov.1:7; 9:10) If someone makes the claim they are a prophet, and sets up a framework that we are to listen to them (their words) as a or THE prophet, and say that if we do not listen to them we are disobedient to God. That is often a telltale sign something is not right. If they put pressure on the people to believe their words like they believe the Bibles words than you can be assured they are a false prophet and teacher.

(146) The Deep Things of God by Mike Ratliff, 1/11/21
6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; 9 but just as it is written,“THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” 10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 (NASB)  I’m sure the title of this post struck some of you in a way hard to explain. When I first started this study, I could not help but think back on an investigation I did many years ago into some false teachings by a man who claimed that his ministry was based entirely “in the deep things of God.”…. That mysterious statement seemed to be used by him as a smokescreen to hide the fact that he was teaching rank heresy and that heresy was claimed by him to be coming to him as a direct revelation from God. Well, if that were true then it would indeed be “the deep things of God,” but what he was teaching was very shallow spiritually and really called for people to become submissive to him as a prophet based on one thing; he said so. This is not what the depths of God (the deeps things of God) are. Let us take a closer look.

(147) False Prophets Prophesying Falsely by Don & Joy Venoit, Midwest Christian Outreach, 2/2/21
“Claiming to be speaking for God Himself, these prophecies were made by Pat Robertson, Paula White-Cain, Kris Vallotton, Mark Taylor, Kat Kerr, Marcus Rogers, Kevin Zadai, Greg Locke, Taribo West, Denise Goulet, Curt Landry, and others. Jeremiah Johnson went so far as to say his prophecy was 100% sure, yet for some reason his video recently vanished from the Internet.” (Don & Joy Venoit – Midwest Christian Outreach)  It’s one strike and you are out for false prophets. No redo. No “oops.” God said in His word to give ‘em a “T” or give ‘em an “F” – mark them True or False. It is said that the late Walter Martin claimed God spends more time in Scripture on false prophets, false teachers, and evil shepherds than He does on all of the sexual sins combined…. We haven’t done a personal accounting, but we suspect that is true. False prophets are dangerous to the spiritual lives, and in some cases the physical lives of those who follow them, and in some cases, innocent bystanders. In 2007 we wrote “Beware of False Prophets” to look at some of the biblical passages given to God’s people to enable them to judge between true and false prophets.

(148) Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Never Accomodate False Teaching by The Word like Fire, 2/6/21
“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ” does not mean that you accommodate yourself to wrong teaching and doctrine, that you say nothing when falsehood is being propagated. No! For that is a denial of all the New Testament. Not only that, it is a denial of some of the most glorious epochs and eras in the Christian Church. –D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Life in the Spirit in Marriage, Home & Work: An Exposition of Ephesians 5:18-6:9, pg. 67-68 Is the visible church accepting wrong teaching and doctrine? Do we remain silent when false teaching occurs? Beware of Jesus Calling, The Bible Project, the Enneagram, Alcoholics Anonymous, contemplative prayer, Bill Johnson’s Bethel Church, The Message “Bible,” The Passion Translation “Bible,” New Apostolic Reformation, Critical Race Theory, Progressive (Social Justice) Christianity, and so much more. (You probably know that the red print means you can link to information about any of these subjects)… “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.” (Acts 20: 29-31)

(149) Truth or Consequences by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2001
In our market driven spiritual economy, where truth too often is what seems to work, fill pews, sells books, often enhancing anointed celebrities, if you dare to blow the whistle of biblical integrity you will not win any popularity contests.  Paul seems to have been one of those peace-breaking censorious "whistle blowing" heresy hunters.  Why he even went so far as to pronounce the anathema on those who had a different view of circumcision.  But, he wasn't building an empire or selling a book.  He was determined that if pleasing God meant being discredited by man (the Corinthian church) he would gladly bear that burden.

(150) Nashville Church: “The Bible Isn’t the Word of God” by Ken Ham, 3/5/21
And we think the world’s a problem! What do I mean? Well, a self-professed “progressive Christian” church in Nashville, Tennessee, recently shared a graphic that recapped a message, “What is Progressive Christianity?” I’ll show you the graphic below, but here’s the shocking text they included as an introduction to the graphic: “As Progressive Christians, we’re open to the tensions and inconsistencies in the Bible. We know that it can’t live up to impossible, modern standards. We strive to more clearly articulate what Scripture is and isn’t.” ... What this church believes about Scripture is nothing short of heretical—it’s simply not what Scripture says about itself.

(151) Andy Stanley’s Modern Marcionism at Christian Research Network, 3/29/21
None of this classic Christian perspective, sadly, is on display in Atlanta pastor Andy Stanley’s recent sermon on the place of the Old Testament in the life of contemporary Christians. Expositing the scene of the apostolic roundtable in Acts 15, Stanley declares, “Here’s what the Jerusalem Council was saying to the Gentiles: ‘You are not accountable to the Ten Commandments.’” Part of a threefold sermon series titled “Aftermath,” Stanley’s sermon went viral after the Christian Post website ran a story about it on Wednesday with the headline, “Christians Must ‘Unhitch’ Old Testament from Their Faith, Stanley Says.” Stanley’s motive is straightforwardly evangelistic. He wants to convince those who have lost or are in the process of losing their faith that the difficulties they may have with the perceived violence and legalism of the Old Testament need not prevent them from coming to Jesus. Alas, most of the 39-minute talk can really only be described as an elaborate and educated flirtation with the old Christian heresy of Marcionism—the belief that the Old Testament is not authoritative in matters of Christian doctrine and morals.

(152) False Assumptions – The Consequences Of False Teaching by Rick Becker, Famine In The Land, 4/11/21
We live in an age where the gospel is hardly recognizable in the visible church. The proliferation of false teachers and false doctrines have produced hordes of false converts, and sadly, thousands of ignorant believers who are deceived in certain areas. In this post, we’ll examine a few of the false assumptions held by many in the visible church. The false teachings of the New Apostolic Reformation, Word of Faith and Prosperity Gospel have contributed to these false assumptions. 1. The assumption that God exists to change your circumstances, make you happy, and give you your best life now.

(153) Wayne Grudem, Mark Driscoll, Michael Brown Sign Joint Statement Affirming False Prophets at CRN, 5/5/21
“After rejecting the idea that modern-day prophecy is on the “same level” as biblical prophecy–as though God’s revelation is somehow less authoritative today than it was in biblical times–the statement goes on to contradict God’s standard for prophets. One of the most contradictory affirmations in this statement reads as follows:” In a recent statement by the charismatic sub-Christian sect of professing Christendom titled the Prophetic Standards Statement, well-known Evangelical theologian, Wayne Grudem joined a host of false prophets affirming that those who prophesy falsely are not actually false prophets.

(154) Why can’t we agree or unite with “today’s prophets?”  A rebuttal to their recent statement. by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/10/21
Recently a document was released by a group of modern prophets called a “PROPHETIC STANDARDS STATEMENT,” beginning with “ At a time when there are many questions in the Body concerning the gift of prophecy and the ministry of the prophet,… Their “ purpose is to help provide scriptural guidelines for the operation of the gift of prophecy and the functioning of the ministry of the prophet…” You too can join and sign to affirm their statement, so far they have 396 signatures. (5/4/21) Their numbers may yet reach in the thousands. As Jesus did warn Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets .” (Luke 6:26) Some names are familiar false prophets (and teachers), as they have past records that cannot be washed away. Others are new, and still others have reversed their position on prophets to agree with the collective statement. Still, some names are unusually missing, we wait to see if they will be added. The signers all deserve to be on this list. In fact it’s about time we see some unity and transparency from them. I can think of many others that can be added to this list who love the praise of man for their pseudo gift (Jn.12:13).  Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

(155) Fake Prophets - Part 1: The White Lab Coats by Herescope, 7/21/21
Christians tend to think of FALSE prophets in terms of purveyors of heretical religious doctrine within the Church only. We also recognize false prophets in cults, the occult and the New Age Movement. But for the past half century we have also witnessed the rise of false prophets coming from seemingly secular paradigms in society such as Progressivism, Humanism, and Postmodernism. But these worldviews come with their own belief systems, codes of ethics, and behavioral norms. In other words, these ungodly systems promote a DIFFERENT spirituality based on FALSE theses which are not biblical Truth. In our lifetimes we have watched as advocates of these worldviews use their platforms of influence to proselytize their dogma. The extent to which these false prophets have entered the Church is a concern we have often warned about. We are warning once again, but this time in a different context.

(156) Popular Pastor Max Lucado Has Taken A Sharp Turn To The Left at CRN, 8/2/21
Lucado preached a heretical view of the Holy Spirit…referring to the Holy Spirit as a female, referring to Him as “the mother heart of God.” In previous years, Max Lucado, pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX, has always been thought of as a fairly orthodox teacher with a few issues, including a watered-down view of sin and the gospel. Lucado has always been soft on these issues, but in the last few years, he has taken a sharp turn to the left and is embracing a form of spirituality that attempts to bridge the gap between biblical Christianity and progressivism.

(157) Exposed! ‘Apostle’ Kathryn Krick And ‘Exorcist’ Bob Larson Use Same Crisis Actor To Act ‘Demon-Possessed’ by Protestia, 8/7/21
Two well-known charismatic exorcists have been exposed using the same woman to film multiple demon possession scenes, according to some great investigative work by Brother John Elving. Kathryn Krick is fast becoming one of the most well-known and popular charismatic huckster apostles, accumulating over 900,000 followers on TikTok and 8.5 million views, with her other socials adding tens of thousands of more followers and fans.

(158) Embittered Jen Hatmaker Reveals She Is All-Consumed With Bad Theology And Grumps That People Call Her A ‘Heretic’ at CRN, 8/8/21
"Like if somehow you make it through the gates, God is gonna sit there and recite to you all the things you missed, all the things you got wrong, all the chances you squandered. And all your failures, and then reluctantly, God, he would let us in, because he had to, because Jesus. Right? Because Jesus somehow made it okay, and so God had to finally let in these wayward kids that he can barely stand. That’s how it felt." Jen Hatmaker the popular I’m-pretending-to-be-a-Christian-but-I’m-actually-a-pagan mommy-blogger and podcaster that is quickly climbing the ranks from “Gadfly False Teacher” to “Arch-Heretic,” has continued to out herself as a vessel of inhabitation for shifty-eyed swine who’d rather not go off a cliff, this time as she reflects on her spiritual transition from jewel to Jezebel.

(159) Consequences of Apostasy by Mike Gendron, 8/10/21
Four years ago Hank Hanegraaff, known as the Bible Answer Man, was chrismated into the Orthodox Church. According to Orthodox teachings, Chrismation is the mystery by which a person is granted the gift of the Holy Spirit through the anointing of Holy Chrism. How could a man who spent so many years helping Christians identify various counterfeits now make the most foolish decision to join a counterfeit form of Christianity? Like its former protagonist, the Catholic Church, the Orthodox also teach a false and fatal gospel of salvation by sacraments and works. They are both to be accursed for teaching a gospel contrary to the Gospel of Christ (Gal. 1:6-9). The Orthodox people do not believe or proclaim the one-time, all-sufficient, unrepeatable sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ for the finished work of redemption. Instead, their priests continue to offer what they believe is the physical body and blood of Jesus Christ everyday on an altar. This Eucharistic sin-offering not only blasphemes Christ, but also rejects His victory cry, "It is finished" (John 19:30). By continuing their sacerdotal priesthood, the Orthodox also reject Jesus as the one mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5). In the Orthodox Church forgiveness of sin and salvation can only come through its priests and its sacraments. Throughout the New Testament, we are warned that there will be false converts, false teachers, and apostates in the church. We cannot judge anyone's heart, but we must be fruit inspectors (Mat. 7:15-20). Only God knows if Hanegraaff is a true or a false convert. However, it is inconceivable that a true Christian would exchange a relationship with the One Mediator for a religion that offers ungodly mediators. Hanegraaff's departure is not unprecedented. "They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us" (1 John 2:19). The last days will be marked by widespread deception and growing apostasy. We are living in a church age where many people are choosing to follow persuasive personalities rather than the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. These undiscerning people need to be warned that there are eternal consequences for those who follow the teachings of men without testing them with the supreme authority of God's Word. The only way false teachers can succeed is when professing Christians put up with them (2 Cor. 11:4). May God give us the courage and boldness to contend earnestly for the faith that was signed, sealed, and delivered 2000 years ago (Jude 3).

(160) New TGC Podcast Is A Masterclass In Gospel Distortion at CRN, 8/19/21
“The gospel is not simply the term used to reference the good news of what Christ has done and the biblical truths that surround this magnificent, saving work. Instead, the “gospel” is a separate, malleable, conceptual entity that does things on its own (often subverting the teachings of the Bible) and is a tool to be used to accomplish the goals of popular culture and anti-Christian worldviews.” On their new podcast You’re Not Crazy, Koran-promoting pastor Ray Ortlund and “I’m deeply sexually attracted to men but I’m not gay” Sam Allberry fill the first episode with a masterclass of scripture twisting, Gospel redefinition, and wedge their unholy foot very firmly in the back door of the church with their promotion of so-called Gospel Culture.

(161) Like Father, Like Son? Allegations Surface Against Father Of Accused Oregon Megachurch Pastor by Rebecca Hopkins, 9/5/21
Jon Courson would make prophecies and predictions, often at New Year’s Eve. Even though these didn’t pan out, Courson wouldn’t apologize. “That’s how these guys operate. They don’t have to give an explanation. No one ever really holds them accountable for really bad things they say.” [And do) Ben Courson, pastor of an Oregon megachurch, recently stepped down amid allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct. Now, witnesses have come forward with allegations that Ben’s father, Jon Courson—founder of Applegate Christian Fellowship near Medford, Oregon—had an inappropriate relationship with a woman in the 1980s.

(162) A Pandemic in Christendom by Ken Ham, 12/22/21
Calling out evangelical compromise in the church that questions the existence of a literal Adam, the virgin birth of Jesus, and the truthfulness of the Bible. As we started the year with the theme, “Waking up the Church,” I want to end the year with some shocking quotes that one would think would help wake up the church! Consider this question: are you totally sure of the virgin birth? Did you know one well-known academic in the Christian world is only “reasonably confident” that Jesus was born of a virgin? This same person rejects a literal Adam and Eve, that Adam was made from dust, that Eve was made from Adam, that there was a literal tree of the knowledge of good and evil, a literal fruit, and a literal serpent. He also says it’s not important to insist on the inerrancy of Scripture! Oh, and yes, this person believes in millions of years and evolutionary ideas. Yet he is considered by many to be in the mainstream of evangelical Christianity! Would you consider this person to be in the mainstream of evangelical orthodoxy?

(163) BioLogos: House of Heresy & False Teaching by Calvin Smith, 2/2/22
Preamble: Why All Christians Should Read This Article Regarding the False Teachers at BioLogos "If Jesus as a finite human being erred from time to time, there is no reason at all to suppose that
Moses, Paul, John wrote Scripture without error." —BioLogos contributor Kenton Sparks "[E]ven though the Bible assumes a certain way of looking at the cosmos, from a scientific point of view the Bible is wrong." —BioLogos contributor Peter Enns "First, the incarnation is not primarily about the cross. God does not send Jesus to die. God does not require Jesus’ death in order to forgive humanity’s sin. I argue that God did not will the cross . . . Christ’s death was not part of God’s divine plan." —BioLogos contributor Joseph Bankard

(164) Seeking signs wonders, miracles and prophetic utterances shows a lack of faith by Mike Oppenheimer, 2/3/22
We are told to seek his (God the sons) righteousness and not to seek signs. He called those who did a wicked, evil generation. So why is a good portion of the church disobeying this today? Because… we have two choices in this. 1) they do not care what the Bible actually says, or 2) they don’t know what the Bible say because they have been taught incorrectly. They listen to men over them, men who have an agenda and do not know the Scripture accurately. They focus on certain Scriptures and lift the Scripture out of context to conform it to what they want it to be, usually for self adulation. What is their agenda, let me give a few obvious points. Power, control, prominence and the last objective, and not the least – money. Yeah, its mostly money. Every spiritual gift often has the end result to give the person exercising it money. while it costs money to proclaim the gospel in other lands money is often used to better the living of the person that is supposed to be doing the work of the Lord without charge.

(165) Tim Keller Compares Pro-LBTQ Pro-Abortion ‘Christian’ Scientist, Francis Collins, To The Prophet Daniel at CRN, 3/11/22
Evangelical elitists have been up-in-arms the last few days over a report by Daily Wire author, Meg Basham, who reported on leaked audio that NIH director, Francis Collins laughed and smirked at the prospect that people will be forced to take the COVID-19 vaccine at the threat of losing their job over it. For Collins, a man who claims to be a Christian and has been lauded by Big Eva types like Russell Moore and Ed Stetzer as a Christian scientist hero, he certainly appeared to be giddy at the notion that people may be placed in a position where they are forced to violate their conscience.

(166) The New Evangelical Latitudinarians, Emptying Christianity Of All Meaning by Ed Dingess, 3/21/22
From the very beginning, the church has had to preserve its integrity and purity by protecting and fencing its membership. Jesus said that many would come in his name and make claims to faith falsely. Paul told the Ephesian elders that ravenous wolves would arise even from among them who would not spare the flock of God. Peter warned that just like false prophets arose among ancient Israel, so too, false teachers would appear from among the ranks of the visible church. Jude also warned that men have crept in unnoticed, men who were long ago marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of God into licentiousness.

(167) A modern understanding of false teaching being introduced by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/23/22
False doctrines spread like virus (the Bible explains it as leaven). We can be inoculated to be immune to these virus’. The only way is by knowing the truth, the Scripture to distinguish what is error. These doctrines can be introduced by stealth or openly, even by force. If done by the later they must be met by equal reaction and open exposure, not just a warning. The most extreme example is that false teaching is like a poison introduced into the body system that will affect the health of the body. The longer it circulates the harder it is to purge and cure. The problem we see occurring today is that many Scriptures are taught out of context which does remove it from the framework it was written in. Then we are taught portions of truth. We cannot understand the details correctly without grasping the whole matter in context first. Christianity is about the heart, the life of an individual being changed, conformed to the likeness of Christ. It is not a promise for success in life, becoming affluent or living the life you desire (like Joel Osteen teaches, your best life now). You may encounter more hardship than you ever had before you became a follower of Christ. Phil 3:10-11 Paul writes “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”

(168) Once Again, I Ask Andy Stanley To Resign by Grayson Gilbert – Patheos, 3/24/22
“It is one thing for an ignorant Christian who is not in a position of teaching authority to hold these views. It is an entirely different one for a pastor to hold these views. Pastors are entrusted with the oracles of God. They are to unfold the text, model a life in submission to that text, and call others to do the same. Their job is to accurately handle the Word of truth. If a man can’t do that in the pulpit, he has no business occupying one.” A number of years ago, I wrote a blog post asking Andy Stanley to step down from ministry. The reason for this was fairly straightforward, in that while he would not deny the virgin birth, he made statements suggesting that the Christian faith doesn’t hinge off of the account of the virgin birth. This is false.

(169) Updated! The Numerous concerns on what Michael Heiser teaches by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/4/22
Many in the church have taken notice of this man’s teaching on elohim (Gn.1:26) as a council of gods. It important to examine the teachiing to see if what he is saying is ‘Biblically accurate.’ Michael Heiser, is the Executive Director of the School of Ministry at Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned his PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic languages (from University of Wisconsin-Madison) (with a minor in Classical studies) 2004. He says he holds an MA in ancient history and Hebrew studies from the University of Pennsylvania (major fields: Ancient Israel and Egyptology). He was scholar-in-residence at Faithlife Corporation who create tools for logos until 2019. He is the coeditor ofOld Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha with Morphology and Semitic Inscriptions: Analyzed Texts and English Translations, and is said to do translation work in roughly a dozen ancient languages, including Biblical Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Ugaritic cuneiform. He is also said to specialize in Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council ), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, Jewish binitarianism, biblical languages, ancient Semitic languages, textual criticism, comparative philology, and Second Temple period Jewish literature. Underline mine Having this said, I would add that it is ‘whom one learns from’ that actually matters. Degrees may be valid only in this respect. Madison is known for being a liberal college . Heiser’s Hebrew pronunciations fall short from what one would expect from being this educated. Shema (“Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one” Deut. 6:4; JPS Tanakh) This is not how the Hebrew is pronounced, it is sh’ma, no ‘e’. Heiser does express certain truths in his writings as he has you journey with him to be introduced to his new interpretations. There are a few points of doctrine that can be agreed upon, however his new hermeneutic philosophy (or principal) has led him to conclusions on certain doctrines that cannot be supported by Scripture no matter how much he insists they are, they are egregious. One cannot use one’s own interpretations to prove that their interpretations are correct. Let me begin by saying, it takes longer to correct error than to teach error. I’m going to focus on what he calls insights, which are actually ‘outsites’ of doctrine. He asks the listener[s] to enter into his ‘new revelations’ by his new interpretations he has constructed (more like ways of confusion). The more I read of his proofs the more concerned I was. Read p.1a The MANY concerns on what Michael Heiser teaches - Is the elohim a council of gods?, p.1b  gods or God- are there missing triune explanations in the Old Testament?, p.2a the other Elohim, Psalm 82 Heiser’s sons of god (Divine Council) interpretations, p.2b Michael Heiser’s paradigm shift on Psalm 82-The revelation controversy of Michael Heiser, p.2c Ps.82 says what Mr. Heiser?, p.2d Jesus quoting Ps.82 to men, p.3  What is Deut. 32:8-9 mean in context, p.3b  a serious interpretative flaw, p.4 Ugarit and the pagan nations and Israel Gods theocracy, p.5 The divine council and the nations- Questions or answers?, p.6 Elohim Deity and the elohim divine council, p.7 the many other interpretations by Michael Heiser & Overview on Michael Heiser

(170) Tiktok Pastor Declares ‘Jesus Isn’t The Only Way To Salvation’ by Jeffrey Walton – Juicy Ecumenism, 4/5/22
Robertson’s tutelage as a self-styled “public theologian” seems light years from evangelical Christianity: Jesus isn’t the only way to salvation. Hell doesn’t exist. He doesn’t know “what happened after the crucifixion”. Jesus isn’t the only way to salvation, insists TikTok pastor Brandan Robertson, whose progressive preaching on the Chinese-owned and video-focused social networking service has reached millions.

(171) Perry Stone Under Investigation By Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation, Report Claims by Anugrah Kumar – Christian Post, 4/6/22
Two years after being accused of sexual misconduct by several women, televangelist and Bible teacher Perry Stone is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, according to a report. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has a list of at least nine alleged victims and has interviewed at least five people, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

(172) What Is God’s Purpose In Allowing False Teachers To Flourish? by Dissenter, 4/15/22
“Scripture also teaches that those who are truly saved do not depart from the faith (1 Cor. 15:1-2). Preaching a false gospel would certainly be a departure from the faith. The Bible refers to saved people as “believers” (Acts 5:14; 1 Tim. 4:12). But if you are teaching and/or believing something contrary to the truth, how can you be a believer?” Have you ever slummed through a sermon by a preacher like Steven Furtick or Andy Stanley? Have you ever really just sat and listened to them preach? It’s easy to be drawn into the charismatic mood changing, emotionally-driven style of speech or worship.

(173) The Children Of Men: Understanding The Human Origins Of Heresy by Ed Dingess, 4/16/22
“The church should be no less busy today contradicting and stopping the mouths of heretics as it was from its beginning. Instead, many in the church have adopted the tactics and strategies of the world. They begin by labeling people who are concerned with doctrinal truth as unkind and mean-spirited and overly critical of others. Perhaps some would accuse them of being intellectual bullies. This kind of name-calling and classification is used to manipulate people’s behavior.” Lately, I have been focusing my blog posts on the subject of heresy. I am convinced that American Christians, for the most part, have completely lost touch with the true nature of heresy. This is due in no small part to ignorant pastors who, for the last 30 years have been bellowing out from the pulpit that doctrine doesn’t matter.

(174) Jen Hatmaker Awakens Her Mind To The ‘Mystery’ Of ‘The Feminine Divine’ by Protestia, 5/2/22
Jen Hatmaker, the popular I’m-pretending-to-be-a-Christian-but-I’m-actually-a-pagan mommy-blogger and podcaster that is quickly climbing the ranks from “Gadfly False Teacher” to “Arch-Heretic,” has continued to out herself as a vessel of inhabitation for shifty-eyed swine who’d rather not go off a cliff, reflecting on her spiritual transition from jewel to Jezebel and as she awakens herself to the mystery of “The Feminine Divine.” Last time we caught up with her, she was celebrating homosexuality, and being pro-transgender.

(175) The beast, mark and number of the beast revealed according to a popular modern Gnostic writer, Joe Kovacs by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/12/22
WND (world net daily) advertises this view, and book on their website. The article states, 'There's no reason to fear, we shouldn't fear anything as believers' I agree that we should not fear this. However I must say that I fear for those who listen to his FALSE teaching they are promoting. “Finally emerging: The beast, mark and number of the beast revealed” “For thousands of years, millions of Christians have been intrigued by mysterious Scriptures discussing the beast, the number of the beast, and mark of the beast." But what do these cryptic terms really mean? “Now, clear answers are finally breaking through thick clouds of speculation and misunderstanding, as a popular Bible television show probed the matter in depth.” I agree there is much speculation and misunderstanding, and what Kovac is saying brings even more misunderstanding. He promotes himself, insinuating that few if any have come close to clarity on this topic until his interview on "Shabbat Night Live" . Joe Kovacs, author of the new bestseller, "Reaching God Speed: Unlocking the Secret Broadcast Revealing the Mystery of Everything" will tell you what has eluded so many throughout church history. His teaching does not help clarify it but adds further confusion, as this man does not know what he speaks of. Listen to him “ shed the light of truth on what Scripture means by the beast and everything associated with it to Host Scott Laird, (who was filling in for Michael Rood).

(176) Andy Stanley Says There’s No ‘Clear Divine Standard’ Of God Revealed To Mankind by Protestis, 11/3/22
“The fact that Jesus didn’t believe that good people go to heaven, that doesn’t necessarily make it true. That’s just what He taught. And that’s what he said, and clearly, it’s what he believed.” North Point Community Church ‘impastor’ Andy Stanley continued his wretched job of unhitching the church from all the scriptures by offering a curious take on the perspicuity of scripture, claiming there’s no “universally defined standard” and there’s no “clear divine standard” that’s been revealed to mankind of what ‘good is.’

(177) A New False Prophet Is Gaining Popularity Among Us, His Name Is Dr. Kevin M. Young by The Dissenter, 12/11/22
“Young has also argued that if your pastor doesn’t regularly go see a pagan psychotherapist, you should leave that church.” Not to be confused with Dr. Kevin DeYoung, Dr. Kevin M. Young, a Twitter personality, has exposed himself as an enemy of God and Christianity. For years, he has been using his education and position of influence to undermine the very foundations of Christianity and promote his own heretical beliefs.

(178) Andy Stanley Denies Hebrews 4:12, “Don’t Say ‘The Bible Says’” by Protestia, 1/17/23
North Point Community Church ‘impastor’ Andy Stanley continued his wretched job of unhitching the church from all the scriptures by claiming that appealing to pagans who want to “restart their faith” with the authority of scripture is not a good tactic, and that saying “the Bible says” is “not an adequate starting point or returning point for many adults.” You’ll recall that Stanley previously said that it doesn’t matter if the bible is true, so long as it’s ‘mostly reliable, and that the “foundation of our faith is not the whole bible.

(179) Hank Hannegraff’s denial of the rapture being the resurrection by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/23/23
Many know him for refuting the word faith movement (others did the research and he produced the book which soured him into fame.) Hank Hannegraff is found correcting Benny Hinn about the catching up is nearly upon us (meaning the rapture). Certainly everyone should question Hinn on anything he teaches, especially. But what Hank says should be questioned by Scripture as well. Hank comments, is this an idea taught in the history of the church. the answer to this is fairly recent, He says no, “it is a 19th century idea.” Actually Hank is wrong, it is a doctrine and it has been taught throughout the churches history along with the timing of the resurrection, and what is disturbing is that he knows this. But as a preterist he cannot face it. He knows there are three distinct timings for this event. Hanegraff seems to disagree with not one, but them all. He says The revelational rapture theories being peddled by the benny hinns of this world taught us that God has two distinct people with 2 distinct plans and two distinct destinies.” Well let me clue you in Mr. Hannegraff - he does have distinct plans for the church and for Israel; they are not the same. Israel is to go through the Tribulation to repent and be saved as a nation (Zech.12:10), the Bible does not have this future of testing for the church.

(180) What Does Andy Stanley Believe About Homosexuality? by Ray Fava – Evangelical Dark Web, 1/26/23
“This past week, a viral video leaked out of Andy Stanley’s 2022 DRIVE Conference in which Andy Stanley praised the superior faith of “gay Christians” stating that they had more faith to keep returning to a place that has historically “mistreated” homosexuals and might not “accept” them.” Andy Stanley achieved a reputation and perhaps pioneered the stereotype of a prominent megachurch pastor who avoids preaching about hot button issues. So, unsurprisingly there does not appear to be a go-to resource on Andy Stanley’s views, and his father, Charles Stanley, is not an indication of Andy’s theology on any given issue. So where does Andy Stanley stand on an issue he seldom talks about?

(181) Two Pastors Drop Major Bombshell Allegations Against Andy Stanley After Attending Private Q&A by Protestia, 1/28/23
“Earlier today, Andy Stanely and his PR team deleted the sermon from their website, after getting heat for saying gays have more faith than straight Christians and for criticizing so-called “clobber” verses.” Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. Luke 12:3 On Sept 19, 2019, Andy Stanley participated in a private dinner with several pastors in Gilbert, Arizona. Stanley was in town for a conference and after it ended, local clergy joined him for a Q & A that was not live-streamed and was closed to the public.

(182) Is If:Gathering’s Jennie Allen A False Teacher? by Ray Fava – Evangelical Dark Web, 2/9/23
Jennie Allen is the founder of the IF:Gathering, a female focused conference which that began in 2014. She is also the host of the Made For This podcast. She has been a frequent speaker at churches and conferences. The IF:Gathering conference has invited all sorts of problematic teachers, put mildly. In 2022, the IF:Gathering hosted woke activist Justin Giboney; the vacuous Sadie Robertson Huff; Bianca Olthoff best known for reading Cardi B into Scripture; female foursquare pastor Hosanna Wong; false teacher Francis Chan; Matt Chandler; Jonathan Pokluda; Christine Caine, and more.[1] In 2021, some additional names include David Platt; John Mark Comer; woke author Trillia Newbell; prosperity preacher Mike Todd; race hustler LaTasha Morrison, and more. It appears, 2021 had an emphasis on Social Justice. [2]

(183) Andy Stanley’s Church Celebrates Coming Out Of Transgender Intern Who Worked At Student Camps by The Dissenter, 2/12/23
“We’ve discovered at least one “transgender” person who came out on their Instagram page giving himself self-praise for taking thousands of pills, having surgeries, and more to deceive himself and others into believing that he is a female. Here are the posts…” In case you’ve missed it, there’s a big kerfuffle going on over at Andy Stanley’s Northpoint Ministries and its various massive campuses. Apparently, Andy Stanley is a lot more pro-LGBTQ than folks thought. For the last several weeks, he’s been all over the headlines after a sermon of his resurfaced where he basically said that homosexual people who love Jesus have more faith than most Christians. I know, it sounds crazy, but it’s true.

(184) Lonnie Frisbee: The Sad Story of a Hippie Preacher by Warren Cole Smith, MinistryWatch, 3/1/23
Lonnie Frisbee is a name mostly lost to history, but he could be one of the most influential persons in the modern evangelical movement.  There’s no doubt that he is the man who put the “freak” in “Jesus Freak.”  And in his life we see some of the best and worst of evangelicalism.  And in the way evangelical leaders dealt with him we see a pattern of cover-up that extends even to today.

(185) The Bible Project’s Tim Mackie Says Jesus Practiced Eastern Mysticism, Beware Of This Dangerous False Teacher by The Dissenter, 3/15/23
“It’s like it’s soul level. It’s being level consciousness. And somehow, when you’re in that vulnerable state, human beings are open to reality in a way that we are fully guarded against when we’re in our ego-conscious moments.” We’ve written previously on the highly popular Bible Project which is operated by Tim Mackie. Despite the increasing popularity in his YouTube short clips explaining passages and books of the Bible, Mackie takes a theologically liberal approach to Scripture and much of his explanatory videos include bad or even blatantly false teachings.

(186) Listen To This Bizarre Story About How Greg Laurie Was Converted By A Practicing Homosexual by The Dissenter, 3/27/23
“Watch this bizarre story about how Greg Laurie was converted by Lonnie Frisbee.” Greg Laurie is an American author, evangelist, and senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, a megachurch located in Riverside, California. He was born on December 10, 1952, in Long Beach, California, and according to his own testimony, he became a Christian in 1970 at the age of 17 during the Jesus Revolution involving weird charismatics and, apparently, a practicing homosexual. Laurie has been married to his wife, Cathe, since 1974.

(187) Andy Stanley Says His Father’s Dying Words To Him Were ‘I Couldn’t Be Prouder Of You’ by The Dissenter, 4/23/23
Andy Stanley, a clearly-defined and well-exposed false teacher, has faced a well-deserved backlash from conservative Christians for his unorthodox and aberrant teachings on such things as biblical interpretation, theology, and the role of the church. His approach, which is to be “seeker-sensitive”, focuses on luring non-believers to church over teaching biblical truth, diluting the gospel to cater to the goats. Stanley is dismissive of traditional orthodox doctrine and teachings and disregards the authority of the Bible while pushing his own personal beliefs as gospel.

(188) Prominent Christian Influencer Says Belief In Trinity Is A Non-Essential Issue by Protestia, 4/27/23
“Mark Driscoll and James MacDonald were co-conspirators in the Great Evangelical Coverup that gave the prosperity-preaching heretic the respectability of orthodoxy that was trumpeted all across the evangelical landscape, from The Christian Post to Christianity Today.” Former megachurch pastor and current church-growth guru Tim Ross has claimed the belief in the Trinity is a non-essential issue and that Trinity-deniers have a “fidelity to Jesus Christ.”

(189) Two Very Problematic Andy Stanley Sermons by Ken Ham, 5/2/23
Stanley’s teaching in that clip is a prime example of what has happened in much of the church. He makes it very clear that Christians can accept evolution and say God used it to create. In fact, he’s adamant Christians must accept this. In another sermon he gave, he said when it comes to science and the Bible, “science must win.” But what he’s really saying by embracing evolution is that God used death, suffering, disease, and violence over millions of years to bring man into existence. And that God calls all this death and disease “very good,” as he describes everything he created this way (Genesis 1:31). But the Bible says death is the consequence for sin—it’s an “enemy,” an intruder into God’s once “very good” creation.

(190) Greg Laurie Says Practicing Homosexual Deathbed Prophecy Has Come To Pass In New Movie at CRN, 5/3/23
“What’s most astonishing about this is that Greg Laurie believes that an unrepentant practicing homosexual is actually receiving direct, divine revelation from God, and more importantly, that he believes that an unrepentant sinner is going to lead a preaching revival in this world.” The recently released film “Jesus Revolution,” based on Greg Laurie’s book of the same name, has gained significant attention. Notably, it is being endorsed by influential figures within the Evangelical community, including former Southern Baptist president James Merritt and former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

(191) Ken Ham Rebukes Andy Stanley For His Affirmation Of Evolution by The Dissenter, 5/21/23
The following rebuke was written by Ken Ham in a post on Twitter: Watch the short video clip attached of Andy Stanley. He is a teacher with a large flock in Georgia. How should we respond to what he is teaching in this clip? God’s Word has a severe warning for those of us who are teachers. God instructs us that teachers/leaders are going to be a problem.

(192) The Accolades Given To Tim Keller Reveals An Alarming Trend Within Evangelicalism at CRN, 5/24/23
Treading carefully not to seem as though we revel in the death of another human being—we don’t—we do feel as though enough time has passed to pour water on the fire surrounding the idolatry of a man who was ashamed of the gospel. Tim Keller was an influential pastor and author, but he was also a divisive figure who dramatically overstepped the bounds of traditional biblical teaching. His ministry, centered at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, was characterized by a troubling emphasis on social justice, a concept deeply entangled with contemporary political ideologies and far removed from the true Gospel message.

(193) The Unsettling Exodus: Why Evangelicals Are Turning From The Scriptures at CRN, 5/26/23
“As Christians, our primary allegiance is to God and His Word, regardless of how countercultural or unpopular that may be. The Scriptures are not mere optional extras or decorative embellishments to the Christian faith, but its vital heartbeat, the only means by which we know and love Christ.” In the vast and varied expanse of the religious landscape, a disquieting trend has emerged in the Evangelical world: an unsettling departure from the bedrock of their faith, the Scriptures. Through the lens of this unsettling narrative, Andy Stanley, a renowned evangelical pastor, emerges as a notable example. Known for his controversial ideas, Stanley propounds teachings that send tremors across the theological divide, implying a shift away from scriptural fidelity.

(194) The Troubling Legacy Of Tim Keller by David Morrill, 6/2/23
“Over the course of Keller’s career, he perfected a unique brand of winsome compromise, which resulted in magically retaining his orthodox street cred even as he promoted Darwinian Evolution along with BioLogos, chronicled the neo-Marxist origins of his theology in his books…and regularly peddled a Christianized version of the kind of mind-mushing rhetorical confusion that would have made Saul Alinsky blush.” It is not unloving nor hypocritical to say that we are praying for comfort for Tim Keller’s family and church, and at the same time striving for clarity and open discussion regarding his teaching, which will endure in his absence. Those who reflexively claim it is unloving or inappropriate to criticize him in the wake of his passing are content to let doctrinal clarity be subjugated to personality and “respectability.” We are not.

(195) Five Biblical Ways To Spot A False Prophet at CRN, 7/8/23
“Our devotion belongs solely to the God who loved us enough to send His Son to bridge the chasm of sin and reunite us with Himself. No prophecy, sign, or wonder is worth abandoning our relationship with Him.” In an age where confusion often masks the truth, believers must remain vigilant. Our spiritual home, the modern church, finds itself facing an unseen threat from within. False prophets have slipped quietly into our congregations, pretending to shepherd us in faith, but their true intent is to lead us astray.

(196) From High Places to Heresy: Evaluating the Writings of Hannah Hurnard by G. Richard Fisher, PFO, 7/16/23
Hannah Hurnard, the author of the Christian classic, Hinds Feet on High Places, was a beloved allegorical story of redemption. Unfortunately, after writing this book (which was her first book) Hannah Hurnard went on to write numerous other books that sell in Christian bookstores today. Tragically, after her first book, she took a terrible theological dive and ended up with strong universalistic and panentheistic beliefs. The following article written in 1996 by G. Richard Fisher of Personal Freedom Outreach documents what happened to Hannah Hurnard.

(197) Witchcraft Sparkle For The Liberal Church by Peter Jones – truthXchange, 7/17/23
“The outside world needs to know that this is heretical Christianity, and that since the earliest times, the Church has confessed the Apostles’ Creed as the essence of the Christian faith, based on the eye-witness testimony of the original apostles and the teaching of Jesus.” The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a conglomeration of Lutheran denominations, had over five million members when it was launched in 1988, joining three independent Lutheran confessions with nearly 10,000 congregations and 65 synods. But now, in spite of the word “Evangelical,” this union is in decline.

(198) Isaiah Saldivar Leads Mass Deliverance To Remove Demons That ‘Got Passed Down To You In The Womb’ at CRN, 7/19/23
“Every ancestral spirit. Every spirit that got passed down to you in the womb from your mom or your dad, I command every ancestral spirit that’s been there since the womb, Loose them! There it is. Come out in Jesus’ name!” Deliverance minister Isaiah Saldivar, who is quickly becoming one of the prominent and visible representations of the charismatic right on account of a rapidly growing social media presence, continues to teach weird and wonky things to justify his raison d’être.

(199) Why We Must Confront False Teachers No Matter How Outlandish And Absurd They Are by The Dissenter, 8/7/23
“…we recall the compelling example of Elijah’s encounter with the prophets of Baal. With righteous indignation and confident trust in the God of Israel, Elijah could have ignored them and left them to their own devices. Instead, he mocked these false prophets. He did not ignore them, he engaged and confronted them. His stand against this evil is a clear illustration of how these modern-day Pharisees—false teachers, progressive Christians, social justice activists—must be faced. Their mouths must be stopped…” In a world feverishly engaged in an unrestrained pursuit of “progress,” the demarcation line between secular culture and shallow, cultural Christianity is not merely fading—it is being intentionally obliterated. To be clear, the line between the pagan culture and true, biblical Christianity, will always be clear and the world will continue to push those who hold to the unchangeable truths of God’s word further away. Even as the world continues to shun us, we must acknowledge that we’re not entirely immune to the wave of deception that’s assaulting us from every direction. We have to fight.

(200) The Man Centered Gospel Vs The God Centered Gospel by Mike Ratliff, 8/16/23
... so much more Jesus also has become the guarantee of a better covenant. 23 And the former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing, 24 but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. 25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:22–25 Legacy Standard Bible) Back in 2005-2006 as God was working to root me out of my old church as the leadership there was attempting to convert it to a Purpose Driven/Seeker Sensitive Church, I became involved in the discussion forum at the old Slice of Laodicea Blog.

(201) 5 Ways To Tell If Your Church’s Worship Music Is Man-Centered by The Dissenter, 8/17/23
“True worship, as described in the Scriptures, is a response to Jesus being revealed to us by God the Father. It is not contingent on musical skill, technological prowess, or atmospheric effects. When we look at the worship of God by the angels and His people in the Bible, we see a focus on the character, works, and promises of God….” In the modern age, it’s not uncommon to find churches falling into a pattern of cheesy, shallow worship music. The superficiality of these songs often reveals much about the theology in the church itself. When a church preaches and a congregation subscribes to shallow theology, a low view of the sovereignty of God, and a high view of self, the music produced inevitably mirrors these beliefs.

(202) A NEW Christianity by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/18/23
The trend in the music industry of homosexual Christian music.

(203) September 3rd statement on Andy Wood by Jacob Prasch, 9/8/23
It brings me no joy or blessing to issue this statement. On behalf of Moriel and on my own behalf, I would once again reaffirm our absolute conviction that the extreme hyper-dispensationalist Andy Wood is a very dangerous False Teacher. We regard him as a Deceiver who should be recognized as such. Serious false dogma similar to that of Andy Woods is also propagated by other figures such as Lee Brainard. While we speak only for ourselves, we do note that Joel Richardson & FAI, and others, are likewise sounding an alarm concerning Andy Woods. They are likewise correct to do so. Among other false doctrines, Andy Woods' contextual distortion that those 'asleep in Christ' refer to "morally asleep Christians" (effectively those who are unrepentant backsliders) are still having the divine assurance of being raptured is pseudo-exegetical lunacy.

(204) Apollo Quiboloy, The Newest Son of God Imposter by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/2/23
The man Apollo Quiboloy is a self-proclaimed Son of god, replacing Jesus, (The Messiah of the World). That salvation now, can only come through him, and him alone, his followers worship him and have what appears to be, a sworn allegiance to him.
Read Part 1 and Part 2.

(205) Andy Stanley Tells ‘Unconditional Conference’ Attendees He Refuses To Say ‘Homosexuality Is A Sin’ by Protestia, 10/6/23
Stanley says that sort of response- ‘homosexuality is a sin’- works fine until your child comes out to you and “suddenly it’s irrelevant. And before long you realize this sentence doesn’t even make sense.” Andy Stanley joined Debbie Causey for the second main session of the Unconditional conference. Causey is a pastor and the long-time Care Director at North Point Community Church. She is a board member of Renovus, an LGBTQ activist group led by her and other gay-affirming leaders within North Point Church.

(206) Like Her Father, Tony Evans, Priscilla Shirer Preaches Trinitarian Heresy From The Pulpit by The Dissenter, 10/11/23
“If you can’t get the Trinity right, you have no business in a pulpit. Mangling this essential doctrine isn’t just a minor error—it’s a failure to accurately represent the God of the Bible.” Tony Evans, a prominent Evangelical pastor with close ties to the Southern Baptist Convention, has been on a roll lately with aberrant theology and false teachings. Evans, who has now partnered with former Southern Baptist Convention president, Ed Litton, to push a social welfare agenda, holds to the Pelagian heresy denying the doctrine of original sin.

(207) Shawn Bolz And Christine Caine: An Unholy Alliance Of Divination And Fortune-Telling by The Dissenter, 10/27/23
“The absence of accountability in Bolz’s ministry forms a stark contrast to the communal discernment encouraged in traditional Christian settings. The autonomy with which Bolz operates mirrors the unaccountable and often elusive practices of witchcraft.” In the realm of charismatic Christian ministry, Shawn Bolz is a name that often comes adorned with an aura of divine insight. He claims a direct line to God and a prophetic vision that unveils the formerly unrevealed. His proclaimed ability to peer into the mysteries of individual lives and divine will has earned him a seat among modern-day “Christian” oracles.

(208) Gavin Ortland Leaving Church To Become Full-Time Theology Youtuber. May God Help Us All by Protestia, 11/3/23
Gavin Ortland is both doing the world a favor and cursing it, announcing on X that he’s leaving the pastorate to become a full-time theology YouTuber. Ortland, the lead pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai, California, is the perfect mix of David French, TGC ethos, and Christianity Today talking points. He revealed that he’s merging his Truth Unites ministry, which has 41,000 subscribers and exists to “promote gospel assurance through theological depth,” with his father’s Renewal Ministries.

(209) Prominent Pastor Who Vocally Opposes Andy Stanley For LGBTQ Views Proudly Platforms Pro-LGBTQ TPUSA by The Dissenter, 11/4/23
“Being that Visconti is so vocally opposed to Stanley and his false teachings, to the point that he has completely written him off as a wolf in sheep’s clothing (and he is absolutely right about this), this is what makes it so difficult to understand why he could, from the same pulpit, promote Charlie Kirk from Turning Point USA (TPUSA).”

(210) “Pastrix” Claims Eve Made the Right Choice, So We Must Trust Women Who Choose Abortion by Ken Ham, 11/12/23
Yesterday we looked at a blasphemous message preached by a Presbyterian “pastrix,” Rebecca Todd Peters, in which she claims that God lied to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Yes, she accused God of lying, honored Satan (the serpent) as essentially being the “good guy” who told the truth, and elevated Eve as humanity’s hero who whisked in moral agency. But as I said in yesterday’s post, the message somehow manages to get even worse than all that! Peters now ties all of this blasphemy together into a defense for something heinous—the killing of unborn children in their mothers’ wombs. Reportedly she, as a member of the Clergy Advocacy Board of Planned Parenthood, the Vice President of the Society of Christian Ethics (now, there’s a misnomer), and a mother who has killed two of her children via abortion, was asked to speak at that “church” in Minnesota “to give a sermon on the virtues of abortion and its biblical justification.”

(211) Perry Noble’s New Church Reaches Megachurch Status, Announces A Second Church Franchise In Greenville by Protestia, 12/3/23
“He was also widely known for several minor scandals, such as playing AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ for their Easter service, being rebuked by his denomination for bad theology when he called the 10 commandments “10 promises,” and to a lesser extent being the foil to reformed folk and discernment bloggers alike when he rebuked congregation members in his church who said they wanted to go “deeper” and dismissed them as “jackasses.” Disgraced pastor Perry Noble has achieved what many thought impossible, starting a new church and growing it into a megachurch less than five years after being unceremoniously expelled from his old haunts, with plans for an expansion campus in the works.

(212) Commentary: What Do Hitler, Alice Bailey, and Replacement Theology Adherents Have in Common? by Philip Gray, 12/13/23
What do Hitler, Alice Bailey, and Replacement Theology adherents have in common? Basically, the answer to that question is that in all three cases, they reject the Jews as God’s chosen people. Those who embrace Replacement Theology probably don’t realize that the thinking behind Replacement Theology is some of the thinking behind occultist Alice Bailey as well as Hitler when it comes to the Jews. Now we are not saying that people who adhere to Replacement Theology would want to kill the Jews as Hitler did; but Replacement Theology adherents need to understand that behind this view of the Jews lies a far more sinister aspect. Satan hates the Jews (partly because he knows God will use them in the culmination of things in the last days to end Satan’s days). That view of the Jews can start “innocently” by saying the Jews and Israel are no longer significant with regard to Bible prophecy. But it is not a far step from that thinking to anti-Semitism. Let’s just take a brief look at Alice Bailey and then Adolph Hitler and see what they thought about the Jews.

(213) Why We Follow False Prophets: False Prophets Are Masters Of Disguise by The Dissenter, 12/30/23
“Do false Christian prophets exist today? Yes! The technological advances of our day make it easy for evil men and women to broadcast their false messages.” You’ve seen them. They appear everywhere promoting the latest health solution, money-making plan, or the “newest scoop” on popular people, complete with anonymous sources. These flim flam artists fool multitudes of gullible folks every day. Which one just caught you? The one on television with the hot air cooker? The one at the mall with the sharpest knives that cut the toughest foods like a hot knife through warm butter? Or the one that guaranteed retirement income that will last a lifetime, without any risk?

(214) No, Tim Keller Was Correctly Understood By His Followers by Ray Fava – Evangelical Dark Horse, 1/3/24
“The Kellerites correctly understood his message. Theistic evolution, Side B theology, and Social Justice were all part of Keller’s ministry. Stop pretending otherwise.” Lately, there seems to be a debate about the legacy of Tim Keller. Evangelical Dark Web had Tim Keller’s death at #4 on our stories of the year, despite The Gospel Coalition having it at #8. The debate over legacy is exactly why the story was so important.

(215) Preston Sprinkle Hosts Webinar On Why We Need More Homosexual And Queer ‘Christian Leaders’ by The Dissenter, 1/5/24
“Before you jump to conclusions and try to argue that he’s simply trying to promote a biblical sexual ethic among people who “struggle” with this temptation, let’s…pause for a moment and apply that logic to other situations. What if we promote [sinners like] pedophiles, or thieves, or the greedy, or people who can’t mortify any other sin into church leadership? Would we say we needed more drunkards in church leadership?” Preston Sprinkle, one of the original advisory board members of Revoice, the “gay Christian” movement within Evangelical churches, has been instrumental in shifting the church’s doctrinal stance on homosexuality and other aberrant sexualities.

(216) When 'The Way' is not the Way by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/29/24
Victor P. Wierwille died in 1985 after nearly 40-plus years of teaching a different Christianity with a completely different Jesus than Scripture. The Way continues to offer his wrong and heretical teachings. Many have been influenced by Wierwille’s writings; he is the main influence on many who deny the biblical identity of Christ. We also find ‘the Way’ trying to renew themselves through the web, which is why we have produced this article. Under Wiewille, they supposedly had 100,000 members at the height of their popularity. Once abundantly found in all 50 states and in over 45 foreign countries. They are actively and continually recruiting even though their numbers have diminished. Today’s estimates are at most 20,000; however, most see only 2,000 members left. Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(217) Jonathan Merritt Announces Gay Grooming Children’s Book by Ray Fava – Evangelical Dark Web, 2/10/24
Jonathan Merritt is the homosexual son of James Merritt, the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. In 2021, James Merritt endorsed the preaching of his openly homosexual son at a mainline church in New York. The preaching that James Merritt called “brilliant and faithful to the gospel and the second coming” was trite, new-age, and contained a false gospel. This issue ultimately forced James Merritt to pre-emptively resign from joining the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary staff. But James Merritt made a comeback in 2023 where he led the charge on the floor of the Annual Southern Baptist Convention to fight for a procedural move to protect female pastors in the SBC. Now his son is promoting his homo-grooming book for small children, titled, My Gungle and Me.

(218) NT Wright’s Terrible Answer to “Help! Science Is Pushing Me Toward Atheism” by Ken Ham, 2/17/24
“Help! Questions of science and evolution are pushing me to the brink of atheism. How can I be a Christian and make sense of modern questions that defy God’s existence?” This is a question New Testament scholar NT Wright received and answered recently in his “Ask NT Wright Anything” column. And the answer Dr. Wright gave was . . . well, terrible—but it’s consistent with his compromise of God’s Word because he accepts man’s false evolutionary beliefs! The second half of his answer was about praying through our doubts and asking God to speak to us through his Word (which is good advice) but consider the first part of his answer: Sometimes the family or church we grew up in may have included teaching on all sorts of things – like creation and evolution – which it is helpful to revisit later in life. The trick is to discover which things are non-negotiable and which things aren’t. Taking evolution, we have to distinguish between ‘biological evolution’, which seems to me a scientifically validated reality, and ‘evolutionism’, which is a way of looking at the world as though God doesn’t exist. Biological evolution needn’t disturb a faith in God as the good and wise creator. Questions such as these, then, need to be thought through without fear. Dr. Wright’s answer to this person’s doubts about evolution, science, and God is basically, “God used evolution—just don’t look at the world as though God doesn’t exist.” But, as the struggling inquirer who wrote him has probably noticed (hence the struggle!), evolution and the Bible’s account of history are incompatible.

(219) Preston Sprinkle Promotes Heresies That Lead People Away From True Repentance And Faith, And Straight To Hell by The Dissenter, 2/23/24
The Scriptures speak directly to sexual behaviors and desires, consistently identifying them as sin when they fall outside the God-ordained bounds of marriage between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6, ESV). To suggest that the Bible accommodates an identity founded on homosexual preference or “orientation” is to misrepresent its teachings.” Preston Sprinkle, one of the original advisory board members of Revoice, the “gay Christian” movement within Evangelical churches, has been instrumental in shifting the church’s doctrinal stance on homosexuality and other aberrant sexualities.

(220) The Ever-Increasing Seduction Of False Teachers In Our Postmodern Fallen World by The Dissenter, 3/1/24
This moral compromise does not merely lead individuals astray—it erodes the very foundations of the church, remaking it from a guardian of light and truth in a dark world into a mirror of the world’s own quagmire of sin and despair. The call to holiness, a defining mark of the Christian’s life, is overshadowed by a pursuit of personal happiness and cultural approval, betraying the gospel and the One who called us to follow Him, no matter the cost.” In the verdant beauty of Eden, where humanity first walked with God, the serpent’s whisper, “Did God really say…?” marked the inception of humanity’s tragic fall. This ancient deception mirrors a modern crisis, as the world, and the vast majority of the professing Church, reels under the seduction of false teachers.

(221) Popular Social Media False Teacher Twists The Parable Of The Good Samaritan To Re-Interpret The Gospel by The Dissenter, 3/5/24
“As the Bride of Christ, we are called to guard the truth with a holy fervor, proclaiming the undiluted Gospel with the unshakeable conviction that comes from knowing it is the very power of God unto salvation. It is only through the unaltered Gospel that we can truly know the fullness of mercy that leads to eternal life.” Self-styled theologians, always cloaked in a facade of benevolence, are purveying a gospel that is a rude departure from the sound, uncompromising truths of Scripture. They twist the words of the Bible to advance a secular agenda, often under the guise of social justice, repackaging the gospel to suit modern sensibilities and political correctness.

(222) Sean Mcdowell Defends He Gets Us Campaign by Ray Fava – Evangelical Dark Web, 3/7/24
When asked about the cost and how the He Gets Us Campaign only focuses on the humanity of Christ and nothing else, Stetzer explains that the campaign is “pre-evangelism.” He emphasizes that they exist only to start a conversation about who Jesus is…” The He Gets Us Campaign spent millions of dollars on woke Super Bowl ads that essentially paint Christians as the bad guys. The frivolity of this expenditure was made even more devastating when a Christian YouTuber fixed the commercial they ran to make a compelling gospel narrative where none could be found in any of the He Gets Us commercials.

(223) John Piper Says Our Love For Jesus Is ‘Erotic To The Core’ by The Dissenter, 3/13/24
“The question that I continue to see popping up around the Shepherd’s Conference and other conferences is “why is John Piper even there?” It is a good question, indeed. It’s like Tim Keller—he is elevated to the status of “great thinker” and “superb theologian” when, in reality, so much of what they say is reduced to mere sophistry and casuistry.” You may remember last year when The Dissenter published an article denouncing the deeply erotic and nearly pornographic nature in which a TGC author, Joshua Butler, described Christ’s relationship to the Church.

(224) The Gospel Coalition Publishes A False, Christless Gospel Using Only Taylor Swift Lyrics by The Dissenter, 3/16/24
In a bizarre modern trend, Evangelicals have taken a peculiar fascination with pop idols, Taylor Swift being the most recent glaring example. Whether it be Christianity Today’s assertion that Taylor Swift “brings Christians together,” churches finding pop stars like these more attractive than Jesus, or even the Museum of the Bible promoting her at their events, this bewildering obsession marks an extreme departure from the Church’s mission and calling. Elevating such pop idols to a platform that rivals, in many cases, even Jesus Himself not only dilutes but perverts essence of Christianity but ventures into the extremely bizarre, attempting to marry the sacred with the profane in a union that seems more suited for tabloid sensationalism than theological reflection.

(225) Jenny Weaver: Discerning Her ‘Ministry’ by Elizabeth Prata – The End Time, 3/22/24
“In 2018 Jenny Weaver started an online mentoring group of about 50 people. She calls it CORE. By 2022 it exploded in popularity as ‘God’ broke out revival. The curriculum of this now vast training college of 14,000 adherents includes live lessons which are ‘Holy Spirit-led’ and on Mondays students learn “deliverance & spiritual warfare training”. To begin with, who is Jenny Weaver? Weaver has 212,000 followers on Instagram, 167,000 on Facebook, 149,000 subscribers on Youtube. Her events sell out to masses. She became known as Jenny Weaver Worships because she is at root, a musician. She sings the scriptures.

(226) Sid Roth Guest While Preaching In Africa, A Crow In A Tree ‘Shapeshifted’ Into A Man And Fell To The Ground by The Dissenter, 3/25/24
Not only does this man think highly and very presumptuous of himself…”When I got up…the heavens opened,” and “I got up to speak,” and “I took authority.” Not only are these claims just absurdly stupid, there’s absolutely no mention of God or Christ. The Bible tells us that in the last days, deception will not just be a part-time job for the adversary but more like a booming industry, with falsehoods so tailor-made they’d give bespoke tailoring a run for its money….

(227) The Prophets ‘prophesy’ or ‘prophelie’: The blabber mouth prophets of our day by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/8/24
These so called prophets of the modern day prophetic movement are everywhere, aggressively visiting churches. On you tube and have their websites telling you what the Lord said day after day, week after week. There is an invasion of new false prophets promoting the Latter Rain teachings within the church. A false end times view that is disarming the church for what is soon to take place. The more menacing the world gets, the more the governments are aggressive on its citizens, the more of a reaction we hear from the false prophets, as their dreams and visions become intensified. There is no topic that these prophets do not speak of. God is speaking clearly concerning ‘a new season’ through their dreams or their visions. Using their own imagination, and flawed beliefs of the Bible they claim God is telling them what will happen each year, in the year 2023, in the year 2024 ad nuseum. They deliver the prophetic word for the US and for other nations each new year. A now word, or fresh (rhema) word, that describes what God is doing. He is doing this, and he is doing that! Is he doing any of this? When past statements are examined we see their failures mount up more than their accuracies. And, it is acceptable for a prophet to be wrong, extremely wrong, fully wrong. Except now when you are wrong you are considered right! Light is traded for darkness and darkness is now light.

(228) Prophecy For Sale: ‘Prophets’ Mimic Psychics, Charging Up To $555 For Phone Call by Barry Bowen – The Trinity Foundation, 4/13/24
“We deliver authentic and accurate insights for every situation from the mind of God directly to your ears.” 2,700 years ago, the Prophet Micah warned that “prophets tell fortunes for money.” (Micah 3:11 NIV) The business of prophecy selling still continues in 2024. Panganai Java, the flamboyant Zimbabwe-born but Maryland-based preacher, better known as Prophet Passion Java, finances his lavish lifestyle by preaching the prosperity gospel and charging his followers $555 for phone calls.

(229) False Teacher: Jonathan Cahn by The Dissenter, 4/19/24
“In his book, The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Revealed, Cahn suggests that he alone possesses the knowledge to unlock ancient secrets supposedly pointing to modern figures and events, including insinuations that Donald Trump is mentioned in the Bible.” It is appropriate that we continue to warn Christians about the dangerous teachings of Jonathan Cahn, who positions himself as a modern-day prophet and decoder of biblical mysteries. Despite numerous bold predictions about economic collapses and national disasters, Cahn has yet to provide a prophecy that has come true, demonstrating the falsehood of his claims.

(240) Craig Groeschel’s Life Church Introducing New Age/Contemplative Practices to Tens of Millions Through Its YouVersion Bible App at Lighthouse Trails, 4/23/24
I began researching Life Church a couple of years ago when some of the guest speakers were from the Word of Faith camp. The likes of Steven Furtick and Mike Todd (pastor of Transformational Church)  were given the pulpit.  I have loved my church and the good I thought it was doing.  But my pastor came out of a very liberal denomination and went to a very liberal seminary.  What could I expect?  I wrote the staff who are responsible for the content and authors of the YouVersion Bible app.  They just said that the YouVersion Bible app was downloaded around the world in many different cultures and they looked at devotionals with “A broad Christian lens.”  Probably means as long as they are called Christian, then it’s OK.  I looked up the YouVersion Bible app on your site and didn’t see anything on it. Not much on or our pastor either.  Maybe it’s time to put some focus on this widely downloaded app for its devotional heresies and false teachers.

(241) The Many Words of the false prophets by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/6/24
1 Peter 3:10-11 “Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.” Prov. 10:19 “In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.” Those who constantly talk and elicit your attention (men and women) by saying they have a prophecy or a dream, or a word from the Lord. Ps. 73:8-9 “ They speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue walks through the earth.” They prophesy over this country and that country, this city and that city. There is no end to their telling you what will take place in the future, they have vision, a dream and a fresh word, it is constant, like a running faucet “For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity.’ (Eccl 5:7) Are you continually running to hear what they have to say, do you look at the Word that is actually from God, that is truth, that would give you awareness at what your ears hear, that would expose the unfruitful work of darkness? Do you care for your spiritual life, your soul?

(242) Christian Reconnaissance by Maria Kneas, 5/14/24
Spiritual warfare is increasing. The spiritual atmosphere keeps getting darker. And in the world around us, we are seeing more and more evil—shameless, in-your-face evil that we never could have imagined a few years ago—rampant delusion and insanity—and widespread lawlessness that keeps increasing. As Christians, we need to do two kinds of reconnaissance in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones and to be able to be effective in doing practical things to resist this evil.

Neil Anderson

(1) Demons, Demons, Where Are The Demons? The Unchanged And Unchanging Neil Anderson by G. Richard Fisher, PFO, 2/16/13 
Criticizing the teachings of popular author Neil Anderson might seem a risky task. After all, his books are advertised in Charisma and The Marketplace (formerly The Bookstore Journal) and endorsed by the likes of Bill Bright, Chuck Swindoll, Kay Arthur and Trinity Broadcasting Network favorite, Jack Hayford.  His teachings focus on liberation from bondage�bondage from sin and the power of the devil, subjects any Christian ought to be familiar with. But a closer look reveals teachings that have far more in common with extremist Charismatic movements than with the Bible.  The bondage that Anderson promises deliverance from is not simply from the power of sin but from demons�some of them originating with long-dead ancestors�who indwell believers.

(2)  Neil Anderson and Freedom In Christ Ministries: A General Critique by Elliot Miller, 1998 
Through his influential ministry, Freedom in Christ, Neil T. Anderson brings his so-called captive-freeing message on sanctification and spiritual warfare to Christians worldwide. Although some of his teachings are helpful, many others would be more aptly described as bondage making than as bondage breaking.

(3) Steak And Arsenic: A Review of Neil Anderson�s Victory Over the Darkness by Pastor Steven J. Cole, 2/16/13 
Reading Neil Anderson�s Victory Over the Darkness [Regal Books, 1990, 245 pp.] is like eating steak laced with arsenic. The steak tastes great and makes up the major portion, but the arsenic, imbedded throughout, will kill you.

(4) Bondage to Demons or Bondage To Sin?: A Critique of The Bondage Breakerby Neil Anderson by Christian Discernment Publications Ministry, Inc., 1997 

William Branham

(1) William M. Branham by Rev. Robert S. Liichow, 1997 "Apart from the fact that almost everything he said or taught publicly is available in one form of another there is a more lasting and damaging legacy left behind. Branham was responsible in a great part for the formation of what came to be known as the New Order of the Latter Rain. Branham believed in the distributing of spiritual gifts by the laying on of hands, he believed in restored prophets and apostles. He was the vanguard of many more to come who will operate in this end-time glory and power."

(2) Branhamism/William Branham
False teachings of William Branham. Also, check this article by Watchman Fellowship on Branham

(3) Apostate Occult Oneness Prophets: The Evil Of William Branham & The Manifest Sons Of God Copyright � 1997 Zenith Harris Merrill 
"William Branham, the "father" of the Manifest Sons of God" theology, and much of the Charismatic movement, which has inspired the Citi-Church, Universal DAWN movement and C. Peter Wagner's Spiritual Mapping of today, was empowered by Satan. C. Peter Wagner, in his book, Engaging the Enemy, attributes much of his information on "Territorial Spirits" to practising Witchdoctors and former Satanists, rather than God's Word. William Branham was Baptist, until his wife died in childbirth, and he had "angelic" visitors who told him it was because he needed to be teaching and preaching "Oneness," instead of the Trinity. He then joined a Oneness Pentecostal church and taught nothing else for the rest of his life. He believed in what the early Church Fathers called the error of Modalism, also known as Monarchianism and Sabellianism: that Jesus is all there ever was of God - He says that God "always had skin on him," but that Jesus sometimes functioned either as the Father or as the Holy Spirit, instead of Himself. Branham taught that God could only function as one at a time, much like an actor playing one role and then another. Where did he ever get such an idea? Everything he believed was from "his" angel of light."

(4) William Branham's Beliefs by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 12/10/01 
Updated! What he said and taught. 

(5) Was Branham Elijah? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 4/04 
...and the 7th angel in revelation and the angel to the Church of Laodicea?

(6) Favoring the supernatural by ignoring the heresy by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/8/09 
The numerous endorsements of William Branham.

(7) The Branham Subterfuge Advanced in the �gifted church� by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/1/11 
The Legacy of William Branham's confusion lives on 

(8) The Life, Teachings and Legacy of William Branham by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/18/12 
One cannot understand the modern miracle revivals or healing crusades of Benny Hinn, Rodney Browne (laughter), Toronto, Brownsville, or Todd Bentley without referring to the healing revivals of the 40�s-50�s.that were steered and popularized by William Branham. Nearly all the practices of today's apostles, Prophets, healers, faith ministries, are being copied. Visits by angels and the Lord Jesus, words of knowledge (telling people where people live and secrets of their lives), new revelations were all part of William Branham�s ministry operation. One can trace portions of  the revivals in our modern era back to him. The Latter Rain teachings began by Branham and spread to so many. Branham believed he was born with a personal angel that was a gift. But he did not think of it as such until he was converted and went to church. This gave him an answer to a disembodied voice (spirit) that accompanied him from birth and instructed him through life, telling him future events and diagnosing peoples diseases. The video is filled with audio and video on crucial teachings of Branham (and others that admire him) that show that his angel was in charge of the supernatural taking place. Understanding Branham's ministry in the 40'sand 50's is key to our day. Once we know about Branham we can identify the strange teachings and practices taking place from the new apostles and prophets trying to bring their mystical (Latter Rain) revival in the church today.  (you can read our articles on Branham in the Latter rain section). DVD is one hour and 15 minutes long.

(9) William Branham - False Prophet by Forgotten Word Ministries, 9/7/12 
I have decided to write this article on William Branham for 2 reasons and that is this: William Branham�s influence on the church today is nothing but a vile attack on the True Body of Christ. This article will also serve as a reference to some articles that I will be writing soon on some supposed �men of God� aka �Prophets� in South Africa � who claim that they have William Branham�s Mantle. Any �pastor� who says that William Branham was truly a man of God or says they have anything from William Branham (mantle, angel, follows his teachings, etc) should be avoided like the plague.

(10) The Serpent seed - Teaching "from the Serpent" by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/23/13 
One of the most deceptive doctrines that has slithered into the church is the serpent seed teaching. First popularized by William Branham and currently held by Arnold Murray of the Shepherds Chapel and his followers that have adjusted some of its meanings.  Read Part 1 & Part 2

(11) A Challenge to Message Believers concerning William Branham by Forgotten Word Ministries, 9/25/13 
While some view William Branham's healing ministry and his gift with the word of knowledge as proof that he was a prophet, this is not the Biblical test. There are numerous prophecies on this website that were made by William Branham in advance but were not fulfilled. This creates a clear problem with Deuteronomy 18:20-22. One would think that those that believe him to be a prophet would have numerous examples of publicly available prophecies that were later clearly fulfilled. Sadly, this is not the case. 

(12) The Hidden Truth About William Branham and His Message by Chad Creamer, 3/31/14 
Breaking away was very difficult, to the point where some even contemplated suicide. It is only through the Grace of God that we have come out of the great deception and looked to Jesus Christ as our only means of Salvation. There are still many scars, the pain of having family members still trapped in the cult and the loss of childhood friends. I hope I have helped shed some light on this movement that has bound millions of people in its grip. I trust that God will raise more valiant soldiers who will enter the battle and shine the Light of Truth to all people. Deception has many forms; Branhamism is just one of them.

(13) See, we told you he was a prophet!  Really? by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/23/15 
When God gives a vision it is connected to what he is or is going to do among his people, and it is to prophesy. It�s not like a psychic vision of disaster or of the future that has nothing to do with Israel, the church. William Branham said he experienced a series of 7 visions in 1933; this was the fourth one in the series. The Lord Jesus spoke to me and said that the coming of the Lord was drawing nigh, but that before He came, seven major events would transpire. I wrote them all down and that morning I gave forth the revelation of the Lord. One Sunday morning about seven o'clock it happened. And It said, "Then there would come to pass that they'd invent a car that they didn't need a steering wheel in it; it'd be controlled by some kind of a power." They got it now. They got it now, a magnetic power, radar control. They don't even... Just set your radar to where you're going, it takes you yourself; you don't have to steer it. (Ephesian Church age Jefferson Indiana 131 - 183, 60 - 1205)  Branham had received a message but from whom is the question? This was not a vision form the Lord because of how vague it is, besides its inaccuracy. Not to mention this was encased with 6 other visions Branham had. Seven Major events were revealed to him in a vision before he was to preach in a Masonic hall. What was he doing in a Masonic Hall is a good question to ask, as Masons hold Christ in disrepute. 

(14) How creation of the universe and man began according to William Branham by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/10/17
“Deity's in man. The very God that stood back there on the mythical platform of the eternities, and rolled worlds off of His hands, and created these things give you the privilege to be His son, and you're a part of Him. And God dwells in mankind, and man himself is Deity�? (51-0729A, The Resurrection of Lazarus, National Guard Armory, Erie, PA) So all of mankind had God in them, including Adam and that deity is the Holy Spirit according to Branham. Think about the ramifications for these teachings.  Branham’s teaching were not only bringing confusion but were a conundrum. Nearly everything he said not only contradicted the Bible, it contradicted what else he said at other times. None of this is Bible teaching but he used Scripture distorting it to convince people this is what the Bible teaches. There are dozens and dozens of topics, core doctrines that Branham opposed and replaced. So when you hear the name Branham as someone who did healings and miracles (which he attributed to his unknown angel), remember this. If one cannot get Genesis correct they certainly will not have other doctrines correct! And if they have this kind of false teachings divorced from the bible how does the Lord use the them, especially in such a powerful way as claimed?

(15) Every picture tells a story by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/20/17
By now anyone interested in the history of Pentecostalism and the supernatural have seen the famous picture of a light Branham claimed was the Pillar of fire that followed him all his life.

(16) PRE ORDER: PDF book on William Branham - A Man and His angel by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/23/18
In the history of modern healing ministries one person stands out more than any other, William Branham. Over fifty years after his death there are few men that continue to influence the Church and today’s modern healing ministries. Branham’s influence is more extensive today than in his day when he was alive. William Branham is the main influence for the Latter Rain movement in the late 1940’s that infected so many Pentecostals. He left us the legacy of the healing revivals and signs and wonders, he is also one of the primary sources of the “river�? that is flowing today that is the resurgence of the Latter Rain movement. Many are satisfied with his exhibition of words of knowledge and miraculous power without knowing what he really believed. Branham vehemently denied the Trinity and adopted his own unique modalistic view from the Oneness Pentecostals. Revived heresies in the early church (modalism, adoptionism) that were dealt with at the beginning were introduced. He claimed Jesus never said He was the Son of God, nor Jewish, nor that Jesus was truly human. He believed the prophets were all gods. He taught that God in all ages had skin on him - even before the incarnation. That it was the Angel of the Lord whom he assumed was Jesus teaching and leading Branham to have visions and  do miracles. He believed from his experience[s] that he was the forerunner, Elijah the prophet, the prophet as the 7th angel to the church Branham taught that Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3) was a sexual sin,with the serpent, who is Satan. That Cain was the offspring of their illicit affair (known as the serpent seed doctrine). He believed in three Bibles; the Scripture, the Zodiac and the pyramids, built by Enoch with atomic power were all revelations of God, Branham was deep into mysticism, and used metaphysical resources, Gnosticism to explain the Bible This book addresses the preexistence of man, word faith theology, dominionism of the Garden, manifest sons of God teaching, man is god. Errors on the nature of God, The logos was made, and man was made by the logos in heaven before coming to earth. What you will find in this book is that so many of the errors Branham taught and practiced are adopted and have become the errors in the church today.

(17) After Thoughts on William Branham by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/13/19
Finally finishing the book that began as a project many years ago. I can say I have a better grasp than I did before, but no one can define and explain his statements or teaching and practices fully because of who he was. And I certainly do not mean to imply him as the prophet, the 7th messenger to the church. For he was lost in mysticism. I easily recognized the mysticism and occultism that I was familiar with before I became a believer reading a few of his pamphlets and books in the late 80’s which made me first aware of his influence. He is one of the first, and may be the most prolific new age prophet. Branham had a new age message that was couched in Christian terms and practices. He was not interpreting nor teaching the Bible the way it was written.

(18) Four Tales of the supernatural from William Branham (DVD) by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/8/19
This DVD covers 4 supernatural events in William Branham’s life. He had many supernatural experiences such as a cross of light saving him in his shed, but there are 4 specific events that shaped his ministry, that he is famous for: 1. His birth: where a circular halo came into his room at dawn, at his birth. 2. His Commission to be Elijah:  when baptizing a bright light suddenly appeared over his head and he heard a voice speak, “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Jesus Christ, so are you sent to forerun His second coming!” 3. Years later he claimed he was visited by The Angel of the Lord who came to commissioned him his gift: a man came out of a light telling him “As the prophet Moses was given two gifts, signs to vindicate his ministry, so will you be given two.” 4. His revelation to be the 7th angel of the church. His teaching on 7 messengers to the 7 ages in church history. 7 angels came to him and had him open the 7 seals. Everyone of these stories has flaws and questionable and contradictory biblical correlations,  these are all refuted. This Video takes you through by PP and audio quotes showing what Branham actually taught on these matters. This should take away anyone's doubt that Branham was a false teacher of the word.

(19) The confused last days prophet by Mike Oppenheimer, 2/4/20
The Bible is clear that Eve was deceived and Adam sinned willfully, but they both sinned, being disobedient. Both had the same effect and judgment on them. They became ashamed, they knew their nakedness and were removed from the Garden they  lived in. At times Branham would agree with the Bible. “Adam sinned willfully. See? See, Eve was actually deceived.” (55-0227A, The Position Of A Believer In Christ, Shriner Temple, Phoenix, AZ)     Over all Branham did not agree with the bible and taught the opposite. “Eve did not sin. Adam sinned. That's right. Not Eve, Adam sinned. See? Not Eve, she was the one who did the act, but Adam done the sinning. The woman was deceived. The Bible said she was deceived" ...“Now, remember, Eve did not sin. Adam sinned. That's right. Not Eve, Adam sinned.” (56-1209A, God Making His Promise, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Brooklyn, NY) Branham made a large point of Eve not sinning but instead was only deceived. But he could not hold the line and said just as many times that Eve did sin.

(20) The Serpent seed, a teaching "from the Serpent" by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/19/20
One of the most deceptive doctrines that has slithered into the church is the serpent seed teaching. First popularized by William Branham and currently held by Arnold Murray of the shepherds chapel and his followers that have adjusted some of its meanings. William Branham - "But it was a sex act. ... The serpent was an upright handsome creature. He was, in fact, `the missing link’ that science even in their unspiritual wisdom, can see is missing `between man and monkey.’ ... Satan used this creature to get himself into the Human race.” (Was it an Apple? (Lima, Oh: Bible Believers of Lima). We are told that eating of fruit is a sexual sin, adultery on Eve’s part with the devil. One would think this departure from Scripture would be an obvious scheme of the Devil, but for many who are blinded by this teaching it is not. William Branham may not have been the first to preach the serpent seed doctrine, but he has become known as one of the major proponents of this doctrine in our modern times. Now that he is gone Murray holds onto this dishonor. Read Part 1-The Serpent seed, a teaching "from the Serpent", Pt.2 Is Cain, the Devil's seed? Pt.3 Some Serpent seed refutes & Pt.4 The Serpent in the garden.

(21) William Branham's Occult connections: The Zodiac and the pyramids before the Bible are equal to the Bible by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/12/20
William Branham taught dozens of times that “ God wrote three Bibles: one, the Zodiac, one in the pyramids, one on paper. Now, He's writing His first, the Zodiac. It starts off with a virgin, ends up with Leo the lion: Jesus' first coming and His second coming. (53-0509, The Pillar Of Fire, Bible Hour Tabernacle, Jonesboro, AR) The Zodiac and the pyramids, predate any written Scripture. This was not something Branham had come up with at the end of his life; as far back as 1953 Branham taught the message in the stars as equal to the Bible and the pyramid as equal to the Bible, it was all as perfect as the word. The Zodiac and the Egyptian pyramids were equal to the Scriptures in the revelation of God’s Word. (William M. Branham, Adoption (Jeffersonville, IN: Spoken Word Publications), pp. 31,104 The first Bible that man ever looked to was the stars, the zodiac. And it's a perfect... just... It dovetailed with this Bible here…. He write it on up, the cancer age, and everything down through ” (53-0729, Questions And Answers On Genesis, Branham Tabernacle, Jeffersonville, IN)

(22) Copycats of heresy by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/4/21
We all know that new revelation is shared among the word faith teachers. What many do not know is that the Latter Rain teachers (many who are word faith) of our day copied William Branham, whom they look to as their spiritual idol and mentor. It is said that copying is a best form of flattery – in this case it is a form of heresy. We see this consistently among themselves, copying each other’s words and mannerisms. What you will find is that nearly all unanimously endorse, and follow William Branham, the greatest false teacher of our time.
Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(23) Perry Stone openly endorses William Branham, the great false teacher /prophet by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/11/21
Perry Stone speaks of a very significant and important video he has produced. What is it? It is about William Branham’s 7 vision prophecy that Branham supposedly received in 1933. He tells us to watch all of it, “ Number 7 the 7th thing I will tell you. On this video is probably the most significant, number 6 and 7 actually match and you’re going hear something that I have taught for 20 years .” He then says when Hillary was running for president he was sharing Branham’s 1933 vision “ asking the question could she be the person to fulfill it?” This means that Perry Stone is a subscriber to Branham’s teachings and that makes him unsafe for a number of reasons. First: Does Stone know Branham not only denied the Trinity but cursed it? He did this with a “thus saith the Lord.” Is not the nature of God to be taught accurately? Second: To endorse this false prophet / teacher shows he lacks discernment. He goes on to say, “ Now with Harris being Vice president I see a great possibility of this being fulfilled .” Perry then describes Branham as a man “ well known that had a tremendous gift God had given him.”… I have met numerous pastors who have experiences this man’s ministry and said it was the most amazing thing they ever saw. For those who knew him they loved him and they knew he was an absolute man of God who never missed his words of wisdom, words of knowledge, prophecies or if he said he had a vision. He reiterates “those who knew him say he never missed it EVER!” “Is that possible? It is possible through fasting and praying and seeking God, yes. This was a gift from God.” Does Stone not know that this was a gift at Branham’s birth that operated throughout his life before he claimed to be converted?
Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(24) Four Tales of the supernatural from William Branham (DVD) by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/27/24
This DVD covers 4 supernatural events that shaped William Branham’s life. He had many counterfeit supernatural experiences such as a cross of light saving him in his shed, but there are 4 specific events that shaped his ministry which he is famous for: 1. His birth: where a circular halo came into his room at dawn, at his birth. 2. His Commission to be Elijah:  when baptizing a bright light suddenly appeared over his head and he heard a voice speak, “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first coming of Jesus Christ, so are you sent to forerun His second coming!” 3. Years later he claimed he was visited by The Angel of the Lord who came to commissioned him his gift: a man came out of a light telling him “As the prophet Moses was given two gifts, signs to vindicate his ministry, so will you be given two.” 4. His revelation to be the 7th angel of the church. His teaching on 7 messengers to the 7 ages in church history. 7 angels came to him and had him open the 7 seals. Everyone of these stories has flaws and questionable and contradictory biblical correlations,  these are all refuted. This Video takes you through by PP and audio quotes showing what Branham actually taught on these matters. This should take away anyone's doubt that Branham was a false teacher of the Word.

Paul Cain

(1) Rick Joyner, Paul Cain, Knights Of Malta, And Saddam Hussein by Paw Creek Ministries, 1998
Something breathtaking is happening among key Charismatics (Third Wavers) like Rick Joyner and Paul Cain.  Rick Joyner recently announced that he was knighted by the Knights Of Malta.  Apparently, Paul Cain had already been knighted or was knighted at the same time. For a follow-up on this story, check this out!

(2) Paul Cain/Rick Joyner - Preparing For The New World Order by Paw Creek Ministries, 1999 
"Key Charismatics, such as Rick Joyner, Paul Cain, and others are helping to prepare for the New World Order."

(3) Paul Cain, Latter Rain Prophet of Renown Is Now Discredited by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 9, No. 5, December 2004 

Paul Cain, a  prophetic legend and a living bridge to William Branham and the Latter Rain of the 50's, has now been revealed to be an alcoholic and a practicing homosexual. Ironically, this disclosure came at the hands of his fellow prophets who had elevated him to a super prophet status and who themselves endeavored to attain the lofty prophetic mantle of Cain himself. 

Tony Campolo

(1) Tony Campolo - Interfaith ... Here We Come! by Andy Neckar, CNV News Service, 1999 
"On a recent edition of CNN's Crossfire, Tony Campolo refused to say Jesus is the only way to heaven. The panel was discussing events at the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta. Campolo would not answer the question directly but said, "The Apostle Paul says that there are people who have light that is not Christian light, and they will be judged on that basis." 

(2) Tony Campolo: A Dangerous Man by David W. Cloud, Christian News & Views, 1992
Beware of Tony Campolo. He is an enemy of fundamental Bible Christianity. The kingdom of God is not a Campolo-type of party. 

(3) Tony Campolo by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/2/04 
Change agent in the church or biblical teacher? 

(4) Emergent Evangelical Prophet Tony Campolo by Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 02/05/06 
Also read Part 4

(5) Tony Campolo - Shedding Light or Spreading Leaven? by Cecil Andrews, Take Heed Ministries, 2006 
May this booklet alert us to be good Bereans and to test Mr Campolo's strange teachings against the Word of God which the Lord declared to be "truth" (John 17v17) 

(6) Tony Campolo: Advanced Fence-Straddling And Denying The Exclusivity Of The Gospelby Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 2/1/07 
Don Retson, a reporter for the Edmonton Journal, asks Emergent Evangelical Prophet Tony Campolo a straight forward question in the January 27, 2007 edition:
Q. Do you believe non-Christians can go to heaven?
A. That's a good question to ask because the way we stand is we contend that trusting in Jesus is the way to heaven. However, we do not know who Jesus will bring into the kingdom and who He will not. We are very very careful about pronouncing judgment on anybody. We leave judgment in the hands of God and we are saying Jesus is the way. We preach Jesus, but we have no way of knowing to whom the grace of God is extended. (Online source) 

(7) Open Letter To Tony Campolo by Drew Dyck, 
New Man Magazine, 10/07/07 
But I found myself shaking my head after reading the rest of the interview, especially after seeing your comments about Muslims and homosexuality. You seemed to suggest that Muslims might obtain salvation apart from belief in Christ. 

(8) Fake Evangelism by Upholding The Truth, 11/16/07 
According to Tony Campolo the best way to really be filled with "Christ" is to get everything out of your mind through centering prayer. Is he Catholic, mystic, Quaker, new ager?

(9) Tony Campolo; False Teacher by Truth Watch NZ, 1/3/13 
This mixture of biblically based confessions and unbiblical teaching make Campolo a prime example of the like-warmness that disgusts Jesus (Revelation 3:14-22).  It  makes him a dangerous man for the undiscerning.  He has clearly fashioned a God made in his image to satisfy some personal quest to reconcile the secular and the sacred.  His golden calf is a composite god fashioned to be kind and acceptable to a world he wants to surround in the milk of his own good-will.  By mixing truth with error he has broken the first and second commandments, for which he will one day have to account.

(10) Tony Campolo to Shutter Ministry by The Berean Call, 1/27/14 
TBC: While Campolo claims to have �taught evangelicals how to speak the language of social justice,� he has contributed to the denial of the biblical gospel, which he to a certain degree admits: In his book, A Reasonable Faith he writes: �There are some warnings that I wish to issue to anyone reading this book. The first is to be aware that the theology expressed in this short volume represents a personal attempt to state my Christian faith in a way that might prove meaningful for my secularist friends. I am sensitive to the fact that any attempt to state the Gospel in the dominant categories of a culture inevitably leads to a distortion of the Gospel. Consequently, anyone who accuses me of violating the biblical message is correct� (p. 190).

(11) A response to Tony Campolo�s Article �Going the Jesus Way� at Lighthouse Trails, 4/29/15 
Their call to RADICAL DISCIPLESHIP has an appearance of Godliness but denies God�s complete rule. Here�s some more red letters, �Their worship is a farce, for they replace God�s commands with their own man-made teachings� (Matthew 15:9). Being radical is irrelevant, it�s following Jesus without compromise that matters. Again, we don�t need any �new movement,� unless it�s one that aims at preserving the purity of the entire word of God and standing firm on it. If the red letters are the most important to the RLC�s, then they should practice what they preach and start living by them.

(12) Emerging Church Leader Tony Campolo Comes Out of Closet in Support of �Full Acceptance� of Homosexuality in Church by Lighthouse Trails, 6/9/15 
PHILADELPHIA � False teacher Tony Campolo announced on Monday that he has decided to endorse and speak out for the inclusion of open homosexuals in the Body of Christ. �It has taken countless hours of prayer, study, conversation and emotional turmoil to bring me to the place where I am finally ready to call for the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the Church,� he wrote in a statement posted to his website.

Morris Cerullo

(1) Morris Cerullo - The Last Great Anointing? by Inner-City Christian Discernment Ministry, 1998
Morris continues to spew forth false teaching regarding the "anointing" which has no biblical basis whatsoever. Let me ask you a question. What was the "first" great anointing He released upon the Church? If we want to call the Day of Pentecost, the birth of the Church, the first great anointing, so be it, but what was the second, the third, the fourth. . .and now the "last" great anointing? 

(2) Another Former Cerullo Associate Accuses Him Of Fund-Raising Fraud by Alex Roth, San Diego Union Tribune, June 24, 2000 
"Suit says promises to donors not kept." Since the time of this lawsuit being filed it has been dismissed in California.  Here is the story.  A appeal is likely.  Here is a quote from the attorneys for John Warren: "A California court has thrown out part of a lawsuit accusing globetrotting evangelist Morris Cerullo of fraud and deception. But attorneys for former associate John Warren say that Cerullo is "hiding" behind the law, and they plan to appeal."

(3) Morris Cerullo Lawsuit NEWS Release 
For Release:  November 9, 2001 
"Morris Cerullo seeks absolution in court of appeals." 

Paul (David) Yonggi Cho

(1) Paul (David) Yonggi Cho - General Teachings/Activities by Biblical Discernment Ministries, 5/93
"Paul Yonggi Cho is the "pastor" of the world's largest Protestant church (Assemblies of God), the 700,000-member Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Sou question directly but said, "The Apostle Paul says that there are people who have light that is not Christian light, and they will be judged on that basis."

(2) Paul Yonggi Cho (David Cho)

(4) The Toronto Blessing - Chapter 6 by Steven Sizer 
Much of this chapter from "The Toronto Blessing" - an examination of its theological roots - is devoted to David Yonggi Cho.

(5) PAUL YONGGI CHO�S THEOLOGY AND CHURCH GROWTH METHODOLOGY by Christian Wei, The Burning Bush, Volume 2 Number 2, July 1996
One of the most dangerous and confused issues in contemporary Christianity is on the nature of the Christian�s success or prosperity. People in our success-oriented generation are always attracted to successful methods or prosperous phenomena. If a particular method works, a great multitude will follow and exalt it, regardless of its philosophy or theological accuracy. It is very disheartening to know that many people in modern Christianity have discarded God�s Word and Christian doctrine in favour of these so-called "successful methods" in their pursuit for more success in this world. One of their favourite arguments is based on Gamaliel�s philosophy (Acts 5:33�40). Thus, they argue that one indication that their activities are of God is the presence of large crowds. They forget, however, that there are many false religions in this world with innumerable adherents. Paul Yonggi Cho, a very influential person in the Christian scene today, is a leading proponent of the above-mentioned concept.

(6) Quotations of Paul Yonggi Cho by Jim Fox,  04/24/2003

(7) Senior Pastor David Yonggi Cho of Yoido Full Gospel Church: Jailed by Churchwatcher, 2/21/14
The golden prosperity triangle is falling. While Phil Pringle�s protege Kong Hee is still going through court procedures of mishandling church funds of up to $40 million US, their mentor David Yonggi Cho has been sentenced �to three years in prison, suspended for five years, and ordered� to pay 5 billion won (US$4.67 million) in fines�.

(8) Heretical Swindler Yonggi Cho Convicted of Financial Corruption in Korean Court by Moriel, 2/23/14 
For years following publication of his demonic book �The Fourth Dimension� Moriel has warned of David Yonggi Cho , the Korean pastor who combines Kenneth Copeland style word-faith heresy with Oriental Shammanism and occult visualization techniques claiming �Buddhists and Hindus have known his formula for centuries but now Jesus Christ has revealed it to him�. Cho�s �formula� is the bogus notion of Eastern mysticism that the human imagination is one�s spirit. His corrupted pseudo theology was a combination of �blab it and grab it� of the money preaching tele-evangelists, gnosticism, and Shammanism.

Kim Clement

(1) Kim Clement by Contenders, 1999 
"Kim Clement is a self-proclaimed prophet and a frequent guest on the Trinity Bradcasting Network. But is he a genuine prophet or one of those prophets that Scripture warns us will tell us to follow after other gods? The quotes from Mr. Clement in this section should give us a hint."

(2) "One Of The Greatest Easters This Nation Has Ever Celebrated!"- Kim Clement's "Prophecy" Examined by Cross + Word, May 2004 
In January of this year, Kim Clement of "Prophetic Image Expressions" woke up in the middle of the night, believing he was hearing from God. What he reported of that experience was televised, and repeated around the world, and received as accurate and reliable by thousands of gullible Christians. It has proven - like the words of so many modern-day prophets - to be terribly false.

Gerald Coates

(1) False Prophecy In London by Alan Howe, 1998
Gerald Coates' failed 1996 prophecy over RT Kendall's Westminster Chapel and its place in the 'just-round-the-corner' revival.

(2) False Prophecy By Gerald Coates by Miles J. Stanford , 1995 
"Concerning a prophecy given by Gerald Coates to Dr R T Kendall in April 1995 about Westminster Chapel."

Graham Cooke

(1) Graham Cooke by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 1/29/12 
Graham Cooke is a false teacher, a deceived and theologically ignorant man who deceives others, and a man with no scriptural right to be in the ministry of Christian leadership. Looking at the tragedy of his marriage, the rubbish he teaches certainly did not do him any good. Neither will it profit others, only deceive them with un-scriptural foolishness they imagine to be Christian by thinking with their emotions and confusing their feelings with authentic scriptural spirituality. 

Paul Cunningham

(1) MANCHILD BORN! - Seen In A Vision By "Apostle" Paul Cunningham by Cross+Word, 7/00 
"Many in revival circles have adopted Manifested Sons of God teachings about the Church (or, a small prepared body within the Church) developing spiritually into perfected overcomers, worthy to receive the ultimate anointing, the presence of the Christ Spirit. They believe they this will glorify them to such a degree that they become "The Christ" on earth. Thus, they are the earthly embodiment of Christ, a corporate Christ. THIS CHRIST CHILD IS SUPPOSEDLY DESTINED TO BE RULER OVER THE CHURCH AND THE NATIONS!"

Jesse Duplantis

(1) Jesse Duplantis' Whopper by Inner-City Christian Discernment Ministry, 1998
I recognize it is a serious thing to charge a fellow "minister" with lying, but I am given no other choice.  Jesse Duplantis is growing ever more popular by the day, yet he consistently refuses to answer questions about what he teaches or the statements he makes. 

(2) Jesse Duplantis Quotes by Bob Hunter, The Contenders
Jesse tells a lady in a wheelchair and a woman with cancer that they don't need to be in that situation... Jesse on prosperity... It is recorded... The importance of having wealth.

Gene Edwards

(1) Gene Edwards - A Mystic's Way by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 5/04
Gene Edwards recently was interviewed on Benny Hinn's program on his new book. 

Lonnie Frisbee

(1) The Lonnie Frisbee most do not know by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/22/23
We want to try to set the record straight about the Calvary Chapel and the Vineyard Churches concerning the history that surrounds Lonnie Frisbee’s Christianity, participation, and influence within each of these Church movements. We will focus on his early history prior to the time he found his way to Calvary chapel, what he believed, what he actually did, or did not do, along with the sequence of events as best as we can put together. The timing of the events that took place are important because some do not fit in his overall story. p.1 The Lonnie Frisbee most do not know - Introduction, overview and background, p.2 The Lonnie Frisbee most do not know- An examination of his numerous born again testimonies., p.3 The Lonnie Frisbee most do not know - The Aftermath of Frisbee’s Mystical Encounter. His time in Haight Ashbury San Francisco., p.4 The Lonnie Frisbee most do not know- From Haight Ashbury to Novato, p.5 The Lonnie Frisbee most do not know-  The Nazarite hippie with the power that changed the church, p.6 The Lonnie Frisbee most do not know- The Vineyard’s transition time -The enduring Illegitimate Legacy of Lonnie Frisbee, p.7 What Lonnie Frisbee thought of himself  (all along) conclusion of the series on Lonnie Frisbee - What he taught inside churches after leaving Vineyard

John Hagee

(1) The Other Gospel Of John Hagee by G. Richard Fisher, PFO, 1999 
"Most people who see and hear the Rev. John C. Hagee are impressed. He is rotund, strident, authoritative (and could well pass for Rush Limbaugh�s older and more serious brother). His delivery alone gives the impression of one who really knows what he is talking about. However, careful evaluation of the teachings of Hagee, pastor at the San Antonio-based Cornerstone Church, reveals false teaching and a defective view of a basic and essential issue regarding salvation and the Gospel. Hagee preaches another way of salvation for the Jew, which is in direct violation of Paul�s warnings in Galatians 1:6-9."

(2) John Hagee's 'In Defense of Israel' by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 11/07 
While I appreciate John Hagee's support for Israel, he is clearly theologically misguided.

(3) John Hagee's Word Games Regarding The "Dual Covenant." by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 12, Nov 6, November/December 2007 
The Houston newspaper then quoted Hagee's own shocking words: "I'm not trying to convert the Jewish people to the Christian faith... In fact, trying to convert Jews is a 'waste of titne. . Jews already have a covenant with God and that has never been replaced by Christianity." (Houston Chronicle, April 30, 1988, sec, 6, pg. 1). But, Hagee knows that most Christians and almost all dispensational believers do not accept this and are in fact shocked by it. In response to a letter by PFO Director M. Kurt Goedelman, Hagee essentially denied this. NOW HERE IS THE POINT REGARDING WORDS BEING USED TO COVER AND DECIEVE. "Hagee claimed in a carefully nuanced letter, dated June 18, that the Houston Chronicle had distorted what he said and went on to further to assert: "I have not or never have been dual covenant in my preaching�. In this he is being less than honest and playing word games... Hagee's true view is a muddled form of the 'Two Covenant' or 'Dual Covenant' theory, even though he would deny the label. It should be noted that Hagee said in his reply only that he has not been dual covenant 'in my preaching'." (PFO, G. Richard Fisher, the Other Gospel Of John Hagee.) This is slicing and dicing words to cover and deceive. Words can or they can conceal and even deceive.

(5) In Defense Of Israel by John Hagee - Reviewed by Dr. Johan Malan 

(6) John Hagee by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/08 
The Pro Israel supporter that abandons giving the gospel to the Jews

(7) John Hagee: Unrepentant Heretic by Harmony Daws, 11/23/10 
A Christian recently wrote to me asking for more clarity about John Hagee, whom I have called a heretic. Hagee has tried to defend himself against this oft-made charge, even revising his book and carefully denying belief in a dual covenant where Jews can be saved apart from Christ. Yet in his Christians United for Israel conferences held in most major cities, he enforces a strict policy of not mentioning Jesus, forbidding attendees to attempt to convert them. Hagee zealously trumpets the cause of political Zionism, believing Jewish control of all Palestine will hasten the Rapture, and puts this priority far ahead of bringing Christ to the Jewish people. 

(8) Modern Day Deception: John Hagee And His False Teachings On Israel! by Soul Refuge, 5/21/13 
It is incredible that more people do not speak out against the �ministries� of people such as John Hagee (and many others) and the false teachings that proceed forth from them.

(9) Pastor John Hagee Denies That Jesus Is The Only Messiah? at CRN, 10/1/21
Before I get to the article, you should know that John Hagee is a false prophet, a fact that RC doesn’t mention. If blood moon rings a bell it is because the term has been popularized by Hagee and another false prophet, Mark Biltz. (Biltz holds to heretical Hebrew Roots beliefs.) In a piece I penned, Blood Moons: Prophets Who Persist in Prophesying Falsely I said this about Hagee:  “Prophet pastor John Hagee, who has more baggage than Samsonite, enticed a large number of Christians into believing the blood moons hype by reading his aptly titled book Blood Moons. In 2014 Hagee gave us fair warning: “God is trying to communicate with us in a supernatural way…I believe that in the next two years, we’re going to see something dramatic happen in the Middle East involving Israel that will change the course of history in the Middle East and impact the whole world.”

(10) John Hagee: Solar Eclipse Means Prepare For Rapture! by Ray Fava – Evangelical Dark Web, 4/11/24
“Simply stated, he is taking a celestial event that occurs after a historical event and declaring it to be a sign from God of this event. This retroactive interpretation is deceptive revisionism at its worst. John Hagee and Mark Biltz [who is Hebrew Roots] are the two who have most popularized this false prophetic interpretation.” The Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2023 brought out the crazies, with Troy Brewster being the most notable amongst them in declaring the eclipse to be passing over seven different Nineveh’s and a warning sign from God. Brewster would also call the eclipse the Sign of Jonah, which is an obvious false description. Because this eclipse passed over America, the homegrown craziness was abundant. And Troy Brewster is not the only one.

Christian Harfouche

(1) Dr. Christian Harfouche - Expose' by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 7/00 
"This kind of teaching needs to be avoided like the plague. Personally I like the man and his style though similar to others is unique and I believe he is sincere. Again, in my opinion if Dr. Harfouche would change his word faith theology to be Biblical, he could be more effective in communicating the truth. If so he could be more effective in building up peoples spiritual lives and see true spiritual growth instead of singing the same tune of Hagin, Branham, Hinn, Browne and others."

(2) Christian Harfouche - An Apostle's Empire by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/29/17
In our day many would say no, just show me the power, give me authority and in this Christian Harfouche apparently delivers to those willing to submit and be trained by him. Doctrine was most important to the apostle Paul as it was to the apostle John. And they defined what an apostle is. The image Harfouche presents to people is marketed well. Called an apostle, prophet, miracle worker and doctor (that about covers it all). Many subscribe to his signs and wonders Christianity so they see nothing wrong with what he is saying. He promises the power and authority of Jesus to those who sit under his leadership and for the most part they believe whatever he is saying is what the Bible says. But it is not. Read Part 1: An Apostle's Empire - The fight for Dominion, Part 2: An Apostle's Empire - The Latter Rain, ad Part 3: An Apostle's Empire - Winds that change

Jack Hayford

(1) Jack Hayford: Invite Unbelievers to Take Communion by Ingrid, Slice Of Laodicea, March 16, 2006
This article is encouraging non-believers to drink damnation unto themselves as Scripture plainly points out. Where in Scripture do you see the partaking of Lord's Table as an act of conversion or "commitment" as this apostate pastor calls it?

(2) Is Jesus Cleansing His Church with Cleansing Stream? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2005
This deliverance program was originally founded by Timothy Davis. Cleansing Stream is a deliverance ministry that is endorsed and taught by Jack Hayford, whose statement in one of the Stream�s brochures says a lot. �Let me introduce you to Timothy Davis who has been on the pastoral staff of Church on the Way (as Executive Director, but now longer with them) and Cleansing Stream Ministries. I have often said that in our ministry at the Church on the Way we refuse to be preoccupied with demons, but we do cast them out.  Because of the need of balance and insight in this area I�d like to introduce you to a resource for approaching your own teaching and training in the ministry of deliverance.� With supporting headliners such as Hayford who can argue against its validity? However, the question that needs to be asked is not if it is popular (or balanced), but is it biblical? 

(3) A Look At Some Of The Teaching Of Jack Hayford by Robert Wise, Forgotten Word Ministries, 3/06
I am not a supporter of Hayford for a number of reasons especially his continual decisions to be affiliated with the "Word of Faith" preachers like Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, etc.  Jack also is the pastor of the Church on the Way in California and is the pastor to Paul and Jan Crouch of TBN. 

(4) Jack Hayford Expose by James Sundquist, 8/06
So it is appropriate that I do respond! My reason for opposing T.D. Jakes, Kenneth Copeland, and Jack Hayford are not because I disagree with their methods, rather it is because of the content of their teaching as well as the false teachers they promote and endorse and even co-labor with. I am not unique in my assessment of these three teachers. Their published statements speak for themselves. But there are also a great number of biblical discernment ministries besides me that have done extensive research on their teachings who are highly credible. But credible or not, the bottom line, is we must all be good Bereans and simply line up their teachings with Scripture. I can only hope and pray that many of you are simply not aware of all their teachings.

(5) Wolf Watch: Luis Palau and Jack Hayford by by David Norris, Spiritual Pathways Ministries Library, February 25th, 2006 
Jack Hayford of the Church of the Way in Van Nuys, California, is the founding pastor. Two of his congregation just happen to be Paul and Jan Crouch of TBN (the Baloney Network). And, yes, he comes with all the frills and CHILLS of the Faith Movement with an emphasis on extra biblical revelation to the extreme. He has often cited that God speaks vocally directly to him to the point where he can �officially� say, �And, I quote�.

(6) Exposing Charismatic False Teacher, Jack Hayford at CRN, 5/2/21
Jack Hayford is a major co-conspirator with Rick Warren of the first order. And because of this Scripture (and many more), I am compelled to both mark him and expose him before the whole church: 2 John 1:10: If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed: This expose was compiled by James Sundquist RICK WARREN COLLABORATOR, ACCOMPLICE AND FACILITATOR:
“God has used Rick Warren as an effective instrument, and this book reveals why. He’s kept grounded on eternal values and rooted in the Vine of ultimate truth? Christ Jesus.”–Jack Hayford, Pastor, The Church on the Way, Van Nuys, Calif. Jack Hayford…

(7) Highly Influential False Teacher, Jack Hayford, Dies At 88 by The Dissenter, 1/10/23
Hayford was also heavily involved in the Evangelical “climate change” movement and promotes Dominionist Kingdom Now Theology, which is the belief that it is the church’s responsibility to take control of the world – a belief evident in the lyrics of his song “Majesty.” Jack Hayford, a highly influential charismatic Evangelical leader, has passed away at 88. Hayford, who composed more than 500 charismatic hymns in the modern worship scene, was highly influential in is largely responsible for a lot of the mainstream charismatic influence in modern Evangelical worship.

Ruth Heflin

(1) A Sad Epitaph For Ruth Helflin by Sandy Simpson, 9/16/00
"Not long before she died, Ruth Heflin made a false prophecy in the extreme with regard to Jesus Christ."

John Hinkle

(1) John Hinkle's Failed Prophecy by Jackie Alnor, The Christian Sentinal, 9/94 
"What is John Hinkle's explanation for the apparent failure of his prophecy that God would rip the evil out of this world on Thursday, June 9, 1994? An earthquake that took place on Wednesday, June 8th in Bolivia (it was 00:33 Thursday Greenwich time, though it was still only Wednesday in the five time zones that felt the 8.2 tremor) was said to be the physical manifestation of a mere spiritual event."

David Hogan

(1) The Remarkable Exploits of David Hogan - Astonishing Miracles or Incredible Hype? by G. Richard Fisher, Personal Freedom Outreach, 6/00
"David Hogan has the perfect ploy. The miraculous events are always left in his wake; they always happen elsewhere and he has no eyewitnesses to verify it. Even the inspired writer, Luke, in talking of the certainty of his report, said it was because of the number of �eyewitnesses� that we could believe his account (Luke 1:1-4). Paul spoke of over 500 witnesses of Christ�s resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:6). Our faith is to be in God and His Word, not a man. Hogan offers absolutely no documentation of any claims."

(2) Deception In The Church (Hogan Not A Hero) by Brian Karjala 
"In September of 1997 at (Ted Haggard's) New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, I attended a Sunday night service at the urging of a family member who had heard great things about a traveling evangelist who was scheduled to visit.  The evangelist's name was David Hogan. 


Manasseh Jordan

(1) Manasseh Jordan: Letter to the People of St. Kitts and Nevis by Bud Press, 10/6/10 
Manasseh Jordan claims to be a prophet of God, and is endorsed by American televangelists such as Benny Hinn, Mike Murdock, Paula White, and Paul Crouch of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. These people claim to be Christian, but in reality they are false prophets, false teachers, and false healers.

(2) Manasseh Jordan: The Pushing Prophet by Bud Press, 5/10 
The so-called "anointing" Manasseh Jordan claims is not prophetic, nor is it from the Jesus of the Bible.

(3) Manasseh Jordan: Imitating Benny Hinn by Bud Press, 5/10 
Someone once said, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If this is true, then Benny Hinn may be grinning from ear-to-ear over his newest apprentice, Manasseh Jordan.

(4) Manasseh Jordan: Familiar Spirits at Work by Chrystal, Slaughter of the Sheep Blog, 4/10 
Manasseh Jordan is the product of E. Bernard Jordan, who claims to be God, and Benny Hinn. 

(5) Rising Word Faith Profit Manasseh Jordon Imitating Benny Hinn by Ken Silva, 4/17/12 
Briefly, let�s note a couple of things here. First of all, Jordan clearly makes the claim that he has received personal revelation from God through �the leadership of the Holy Spirit� to form the very basis of his ministry and doctrine. Secondly, Manasseh Jordan supposedly operates within �the realm of accurate prophetic ministry.� While at first sight that may sound impressive, we must keep in mind that the Bible informs us the ministry of the true prophet of the one true and living God is one hundred percent accuracy�period.

T.B. Joshua

(1) T.B. Joshua -To Deceive Even The Elect ... by Sandy Simpson, Deception In The Church, 3/01 
"An expose' on T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations."

Updated! (2) T.B. Joshua - Clueless In Nigeria by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 3/00 
T.B. Joshua stated: "In a week I deliver contrary spirit carriers (Ogbanjes), witches and wizards (about 1000 of them). They are not ordinary human beings. Some are half human and half fish. So if you eat fish you can not deliver them."

(3) T.B. Joshua of Lagos, Nigeria by Bill Randles (excerpts from a letter to a South African newspaper on 02.05.01) 
"Abstract: Various reports are received on the spiritual motivation, theology and questionable practices of Prophet Joshua of Nigeria. Following is an article by Bill Randles of the USA"

(4) T.B. Joshua - "Miracle Man" Rebuttal by Bill Randles 
"I don't pretend to know Joshua's motivation; by all accounts he seems to be a very sincere man. However sincerity is no safeguard against deception. I am sure Edgar Cayce, Jean Dixon and countless other prophets, who by Christian, Biblical standards would have to be regarded as False, were equally sincere and unassuming. There are countless warnings in scripture about the emergence of False Prophets and teachers who like Pharaoh's magicians, withstood and hindered the true gospel by means of signs, wonders and miracles. Just because Joshua seems to be able to produce "results", doesn't make him a man of God, nor should we go there. The end does not justify the means. The very idea of having to go to Nigeria to receive a healing, or a miracle, or a Word from God, is unscriptural." 

(5) "T.B. Joshua Is After My Life" - Okotie by Segun Fatuase,This Day (Lagos), November 22, 2001 
In what appears to be a deadly dimension to the ongoing war of the pastors, the Head of the Household of God Church, Reverend Chris Okotie, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mr Musiliu Smith, over an alleged threat to his life by Pastor T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue of All Nations.

(6) Famed Nigerian Faith Healer 'Dangerous To The Body Of Christ' by J. Lee Grady, Charisma News Service, 10/02/02 
Prominent Nigerian church leaders have labeled T.B. Joshua a fraud, but that has not stopped Christians in South Africa, Europe and the United States from continuing to support the controversial faith healer.

(7) Articles On T.B. Joshua by Truth Watch, 10/02 
A web page with articles detailing false teacher and shaman, T.B. Joshua.

(8) Scams From Nigeria by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/03 
E-mails claiming to have millions for you.

(9) Nigerian Healer Disputes Claims That He Is a False Prophet by Bud Press, 12/03 
A Nigerian faith healer continues to attract worldwide followers, but a former aide warns that T.B. Joshua is building a cult that is deceiving Christians. Joshua, though, disputes claims by his critics that he is a false prophet and a charlatan.

(10) How Genuine Is T.B. Joshua As Christ�s Minister? by Julius Afolalu, 9/06 
Excerpt from book by the same name. 

(11)Deception of the Age - a Nigerian AntiChrist by Ex-Members of the the Synagogue of All Nations, YoutTube, 8/1/09 
Documentary titled "Deception of the Age-The rise of a Nigerian Anti christ". Featuring confessions of ex-members of religious manipulations, fake miracles,religious & political deception by an organisation in Nigeria.  8-Part video series.  Watch Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 & Part 8

(12) TB Joshua Watch 6/14/11 
Blog with articles exposing TB Joshua as a false teacher by former followers, etc. 

(13) YouTube video on TB Joshua by TB Joshua Watch, 6/20/12 
A video exposing the fact that TB Joshua uses video editing tricks to make his prophecies appear more accurate than they really are. This is the post about the deception in the above video. 

(14) TB Joshua Sunday School Sings Worship Song About TB Joshua by TB Joshua Watch, 6/20/12
An extremely disturbing clip showing the sunday school at his church (SCOAN) singing a worship song about TB Joshua. 

(15) Proof that TB Joshua DID NOT predict the Colorado shooting by TB Joshua Watch, 8/1/12 
Yesterday we posted about TB Joshua�s supposed prediction of the Colorado shootings. We also pointed to a news article which suggested the prophecy originally said the shooting would take place on a military base and the shooter would be a soldier. These details were edited out of the Colorado prophecy video, presumably because they did not fit with the actual event (in a cinema, by a student). Today, someone unconnected with TB Joshua Watch uploaded a video to youtube showing the original prophecy and the edited one. Not surprisingly, it clearly shows that the prophecy did contain details that failed to come true so were edited out.

(16) 4 dead, many injured at SCOAN Ghana. This anointed water nonsense must stop! by TB Joshua Watch, 5/21/13 
TB Joshua has just released version 3.0 of his anointed water packaging. The packaging for anointed water 2.0 boldly claimed that it was �for the salvation of your soul�. Presumably since the release of 2.0 someone explained to TB Joshua that only the blood of Jesus could provide salvation, so incredibly for version 3.0 he labels his anointed water �the blood of Jesus�. You can�t make this stuff up. Sadly, all the hysteria about the new, upgraded anointed water packaging turned to tragedy on Sunday when a stampede happened at SCOAN Ghana. 4 people were killed and many others injured, according to a police officer at the scene �15 people who were seriously injured, some with broken limbs, many others collapsed but were resuscitated.�

(17) TB Joshua Announces Special 'New Anointing Water Service' in UK Months After Deadly Ghana Stampede by Nichola Menzie, Christian Post, 8/30/13 
The highly popular and equally controversial Nigerian self-declared prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, otherwise known as T.B. Joshua, has announced a special service at his The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) branch in London, where worshippers have reportedly been clamoring to get a hold of the charismatic Christian minister's "new anointing water.

(18) TB Joshua named �messiah of our time� on Emmanuel TV by TB Joshua Watch, 11/27/13 
A reader recently sent us an extremely disturbing video. The video was from Emmanuel TV, and showed a woman testifying to her recent deliverance thanks to the Anointed Water. In the clip below she calls TB Joshua the �messiah of our time� 3 times, and the interviewer makes no attempt to correct this.

(19) TB Joshua�s evolving MH370 prophecy by TB Joshua Watch, 3/27/14 
As it stands, he�s not offered anything of any use. However, there are a few points that he can�t retract or twist: 1.The plane is in the sea. This is a safe bet to hedge because that seems the only likely hypothesis, but until the plane is found, that cannot be certain. 2.The plane will be found any moment from now (that was first said 9 days ago, so time is ticking on that prediction). 3.By the end of the week, the mystery will be solved (we will no longer be talking about it). We hope that TB Joshua�s followers will at least hold him to these points, but will also pay attention to the order in which his predictions have been revealed. This has been an event where someone with genuine knowledge could have been incredibly helpful and become very well known. What TB Joshua has said has added nothing.

(20) Is TB Joshua�s anointed water the solution to the Ebola crisis? by TB Joshua Watch, 8/12/14 
On the 2nd August 2014, TB Joshua announces to his congregation that he had just finished a meeting with a large delegations of officials from the government and NGO�s such as UNICEF discussing various issues, including the Ebola crisis. The delegation formally handed him a letter, the contents of which he didn�t disclose. The way he described this meeting led his delighted flock to believe that the officials had come to seek the counsel of their �man of God�. Though the contents of the official letter was never disclosed, it seems very likely that it announced the tough measures being taken against any faith healers claiming to be able to heal Ebola. The Washington post have reported that any pastor or healer claiming to be able to heal the virus will face jail time.

(21) Building collapses at SCOAN Lagos, many reported dead and TB Joshua blames building collapse on UFO attack by TB Joshua Watch, 9/17/14
Reports are coming out that the building at SCOAN Lagos reserved for foreign visitors, collapsed this afternoon. Many are said to be dead (source), and people are reportedly trapped.

(22) Many Warned About TB Joshua by Bill Randles, 9/21/14 
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.(Matthew 24:11-13) In view of the recent collapse of the Synagogue of all Nations church, led by the (False) prophet TB Joshua, which led to the deaths of at least 70 South Africans, I thought I would reprint this 2001 letter I sent to a major newspaper in Johannesburg South Africa, printed in March 2001, after they printed a positive review of the dangerous false prophet.Unfortunately thousands of Nigerians and gullible westerners have been decieved by this dangerous man. 

(23) EXPOSED: Journalist Nicholas Ibekwe shares audio proof of T.B Joshua offering journalists N50k by Theophilus Ilevbare, The Call, 9/22/14 
Nicholas Ibekwe, a journalist, shared some tweets of T.B Joshua offering journalists who were covering the building collapse N50,000 to �fuel� their cars after he met with them behind close doors at his church premises. After giving them the money, he asked them what they planned to write and some of them said whatever he wants them to write. He asked them to talk about the people who were rescued/survived and not focus on the people who died.

Bob Larson

(1) Bob Larson - Views by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000 
A number of Larson's views on such spiritual warfare ideas like:  Incubus and Succubus, Blocking Demons, The Bible Is A Literal Heatlamp, Satan Sometimes Impersonates Bob Larson!, The Bible Is A Literal Sword, Satan Performs Operations.

Roberts Liardon

(1) Roberts Liardon Leaves Ministry Over 'Moral Failure' by Charisma News Service, Friday, December 21, 2001 
"Pastor and writer Roberts Liardon is stepping down from ministry after admitting to "moral failure." He is taking a three-month leave of absence to seek "professional and church counseling related to a recent short-term homosexual relationship," according to a statement issued on behalf of his Embassy Christian Center in Irvine, Calif."

(2) Roberts Liardon Back In The Pulpit Already? by Charisma News Service, Monday, March 11, 2002 

(3) Regarding Colin Dye and Roberts Liardon by Christian Witness Ministries, Vanguard Magazine, Issue 6, 1999 
The first false teacher who is championed and vaunted by Colin Dye is Roberts Liardon. Most of the information garnered on Liardon is taken from the following video.
`Are you really ready for the Promised Land?', Roberts Liardon with Colin Dye (Kensington Temple/London City Church), Noel Richards and Band at the London Arena, December 12, 1993.  Read Part 1 & Part 2

Lord Maitreya

(1) A Sneak Peek At The False Prophet
Check out these articles and the web site of a false prophet, maybe THE False Prophet. This is the leader that is proclaiming himself to be Christ returned and aspires to lead the world church. The worldwide "revival" movement, bringing diverse groups and people together such as Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, The Latter Rain Movement, Manifest Sons Of God, Jubilee 2000, Oral Roberts University, The Roman Catholic Church, Word-Faith Movement, Rodney Howard-Browne, Toronto "Blessing" churches, Brownsville AOG "Revival" churches and many more, is now in the process of breaking down all denominational/religious barriers via "signs and wonders" to form one world church. This world church will find it's leader in the False Prophet. Click on the numbers below to go to the linked article. 

(1) The Christ Has Presented His Credentials to the Media, New Age Organization Says
(2) The Emergence Of Lord Maitreya, The World Teacher
(3) Questions Dealing With The Activities Of Maitreya
(4) A Compilation Of Teachings From The World Teacher, Maitreya The Christ
(5) Maitreya Buddha's Emergence
(6) Maiterya's Appearances
(7) Miracles Abound
(8) Maitreya's Appearance in Nairobi, Kenya With Photographs
(9) A Photograph of Maitreya
(2) Lord Maitreya: Lord Of The Apostasy? by Ed Tarkowski, 1996 
"Endtimes! Unity! Celebration! Joy! Rebirth! Right Relationships! Transformation! The greatest Move of God ever known to the Church! These are the subjects I addressed in my three part series on the surge of Latter Rain and Restorationist unity, harvest and revival currently hitting the Church head on. As I researched the articles, which focused on the "birthing of the corporate child" by the year 2000, I was shocked to see that the various quotations I'd gathered from church leaders also formed a vivid picture of these new moves in the Church. Months later, as I began to research false christs for our Home Page on our Lord's second coming, I was again taken aback as I discovered that the same Latter Rain/Restorationist agenda was being proposed through the directives and messages of Lord Maitreya, the "Master of All Masters" channeled by New Ager Benjamin Creme. Lord Maitreya is a likely candidate to be the "Lord" of the endtime Apostasy, and may very well manifest himself in some way during the global celebrations scheduled for the year 2000."

(3) The Final Equinox 2000 ... Maitreya by Daniel Adam Millar, 1996 
An interesting, if somewhat speculative theory on the end times. However, there is a lot of fascinating information about Lord Maitreya, who the author firmly believes is the False Prophet and the "second beast in Revelation 13".

(4) Lord Maitreya: The Messiah In Disguise? by the Watchman Fellowship, 1995 
"According to Benjamin Creme, spokesman for the Maitreya and director of the Tara Center, the Maitreya appeared in Nairobi, Kenya to a group of about 6,000 worshipers. "On June 11, he appeared suddenly in the crowd and spoke to them in their own language, Swahili, for a time. Benjamin Creme confirmed that this appearance was truly Maitreya the Christ in one of his many guises" (Network News, June/July 1988, p. 2)."

(5) Maiterya's New Logo Symbol
This is purportatdly Maitreya's new logo. Here's the animated version.You will notice that it can be seen as having 666 elements. The basic six-pointed star is made up of two pyramids. On each six point are six logos. The first seal is the I-Ching/yin-yang as the center for a lotus flower with an embedded swastika. This is the same as the center seal. The second seal is a star of David of Israel. The third seal is the cross of Christianity, the fourth seal is the cresent moon of Islam with an I-Ching in the middle of the star. The fifth seal is the nine-pointed star of Baha'i. The sixth seal is allegedly the seal of the "Elects" which is basically a star of David with a rising sun embedded with a swastika. You will notice that he I-Ching symbol itself is made up of six elements. The lotus flower petal represents the seventh level of "chakra" called the Soma/Sahasrara Chakra where a person allegedly becomes one with the universe. "The seventh trumpet is representative of the event when the Aquarian experiences the Soma/Sahasrara Chakra activation." On the day of declaration Maitreya will likely announce himself with the blast of a "shofar", the Jewish "Jubilee" trumpet. At the blast of this "shofar", all who have been initiated into Kundalini-type experiences and manifestations, such as Hindu mystics, Tibetan monks, channelers, mediums, witches, witch doctors, voodoo preists, satanists, transcendental meditationists, "counterfeit" revivalists and many others will have their highest "chakra", the Soma/Sahasrara Chakra, "activated" and will hear Maitreya speaking to them in unison in their minds. When they realize that people from many religions are hearing the same thing, they will assume that the "anointing" is on "all men" and that Christ has returned to earth. This will unify them together as the world church under Maitreya, the False Prophet. This will likely usher in the Tribulation.  If  you would like an explanation of what the symbols in Maitreya's logo mean in the occult, go here

(6) The "Overshadowing" Of Maitreya Will Be A "Pentecostal Experience For All" by Benjamin Creme, Share International F.A.Q.,1999 
"On the Day of Declaration, I submit, everyone -- even the fundamentalists -- will know, through the overshadowing of the minds of all humanity -- a Pentecostal experience for all -- that Maitreya is the Christ."

(7) Some Old And Newer Pictures Of Maitreya
The "false prophet"? 

(8) Kenya Times Report: Maitreya, Akatsa & Bonnke � Kenya Times. First published in the Kenya Times, 22 June 1988. 
"About 6,000 worshippers at Muslim Village, Kawangware, Nairobi, (Kenya) believe they saw Jesus Christ, in broad daylight last week."

(9) Maitreya Claims To Be Decended From King David & Muhammad with comment by Sandy Simpson, 4/4/06 
This article was sent to me by a reader of the DITC web site.  These geneology claims were to be expected from promoters of Maitreya.  They are trying to sycretize all religions into one with Maitreya being the expected coming Christ, etc.  Check out the following links for their claims about Maitreya.  Maitreya is a good candidate for the antichrist.  Keep in mind while viewing this material that it is full of lies.  However, this proposed geneology does show that Maitreya is from and Islamic country, which would be consistent with the view of many biblical scholars that the antichrist will be from and Islamic country.

(10) The Ripening - Welcome Maitreya by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 6/1/07 
The work of the Christ for the new age of spirituality and the coming holocaust.

(11) Hitler's Spiritual Master- Maitreya by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 6/8/07 
Hitler's Occult connection with the New age.

(12) Maitreya Rising? by Paul Proctor,, December 19, 2008 
There was a very strange announcement made recently in the form of a press release posted on the Dow Jones & Company�s Market Watch website dated December 12, 2008, that bears mentioning, if for no other reason, because it reads like something from a supermarket tabloid. Come to think of it, didn�t Rupert Murdoch just buy Dow Jones & Company not long ago? If you�re not aware, they also publish, among other things, the Wall Street Journal.

(13) News Flash! at Herescope, 3/4/09 
If you haven't been over to Constance Cumbey's blog lately, now is a good time to take a look. She has been posting updates on the latest maneuvers of a false messiah who calls himself "Maitreya." See her recent posts February 27th and March 1st which discuss an advertising blitz in Texas announcing the reappearance of this New Age "christ."

(14) Maitreya: A Purpose-Driven False Christ by Warren B. Smith, 8/8/14 
I am your Purpose. I am your Hope. I am your Heart. God is within you and all around you. My name is Oneness. I shall place before you all the purpose of God. My Plan is God�s Plan. Nothing will happen by chance. Take part in a Great Plan which is changing the world. My Coming brings peace.�Maitreya the �Christ� Messages from Maitreya the Christ, 1992

(15) Benjamin Creme � Maitreya�s Voice � Dead at 93 at Lighthouse Trails, 11/4/16
Share International, the organization for Benjamin Creme, has announced his death. He was 93 years old.

(16) Help is on the way? by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/12/21
To my shock, as I was looking at news sites, I went to drudgereport and on top appeared an advertisement for the new age Christ (Maitreya; May 10, 2021). The link led to a headline “A new future is possible” stating they have a message of hope for humanities call for help from Share International. Underneath the ad were stories on Israel being attacked and entering war. This headline on a popular news website opens up the Pandora box to the world for learning of the false messiah, Maitreya. Speaking the language of the youth who are in rebellion to law they (Share Int.) cite “social and economic division, environmental destruction, war, planetary peril along with many other obvious problems. But their solution is through the false one (Maitreya) - claiming his “path leads to increasing social harmony, economic and environmental balance, and a golden era of peace.” This same message without his name is being spoken and supported by others in government, even in America. Share International spreads Maitreya's message. Their solution is actually spiritual communism. Stating the world's 225 richest people have a combined wealth of over $1 trillion, equal to the annual income of the poorest 47 per cent of the world's people. They speak of lack of housing, hunger, modern health services, undernourished children, lack of education in school, those without basic sanitation all are problems we should all be aware of.

Aimee Semple McPherson

(1) Aimee Semple McPherson: Actress or Anointed? by Costi Hinn, 10/3/17
On this date, September 27th, 1944, one of the most famous female faith healers in history died of an overdose from sleeping pills that sent shockwaves through the world. While she is known for her ecumenical work and for being the founder of the Foursquare denomination, it is her life and theology as a pastor that few ever stop to ponder. For better or for worse, this is a side of Aimee Semple McPherson’s story like you may have never read before.

(2) Sister Aimee, the Life of Aimee Semple McPherson by Daniel Mark Epstein - Reviewed by Gary Gilley, 7/15/18
Sister Aimee, while largely forgotten today, was not only the most famous woman of her era, she was the most influential Pentecostal of her day, a trend setter for future faith healers, the seeker sensitive movement, church drama and theater, the spread of the second baptism of the Holy Spirit doctrine, and tongues.  Her life is a mix of success and tragedy.  Few have ever experienced such fame and accomplishment, yet she suffered two or more nervous breakdowns, numerous serious physical problems, widowhood, two failed marriages, permanent separation from all family members but her son, scandals, law suits, and criminal charges.  While few know her name today one would have to wonder what church life would be like today had there been no Sister Aimee.

Arnold Murray

(1) The Cultic Teachings Of Arnold Murray by Creation Research Institute, 1999 
False teachings of Arnold Murray and Shepherd's Chapel. 

(2) The Cultic Teachings Of Arnold Murray by Christian Research Institute 
"A teacher who has become popular over television is a man named Arnold Murray of the Shepherd's Chapel in Gravette, Arkansas. We at the Christian Research Institute do not endorse the teachings of Arnold Murray. This paper will demonstrate why we consider Mr. Murray's teachings to be heretical."

(3) Arnold Murray - The Shepherd's Chapel by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 6/00 
"The message Arnold Murray is spreading is cultic and is lethal to one's spiritual life and soul. He is divisive on almost all points of core beliefs."

Carlton Pearson

(1) Carlton Pearson And Universalism by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 7/00 
When I watched Pearson on Politically Correct hosted by Bill Mahr last year, he had next to nothing to say to people who were flaunting their sin and making evil statements. I thought how can this representative of the gospel be silent in the face of this? 

(2) The Influence of Universalism on Society and the Church by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 7/00 
There are many who hold to this concept of all religions being of equal status.

Oral Roberts

(1) The Life And Ministry Of Oral Roberts O Timothy Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 3, 1990 
"It is obvious that Roberts is a deceiver and a false prophet. His prophecies have been proven wrong time and time again. Sadly, he has deceived multitudes with his lying words and false promises, and has robbed God's people of hundreds of millions of dollars. And in spite of all the evidence which proves Roberts' hypocrisy, he is still regarded as a great Christian leader in charismatic circles and is still promoted as a man of God."

(2) Scandal Brewing At Oral Roberts by Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press Writer, Sat Oct 6, 6:38 AM ET 
Twenty years ago, televangelist Oral Roberts said he was reading a spy novel when God appeared to him and told him to raise $8 million for Roberts' university, or else he would be "called home." Now, his son, Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, says God is speaking again, telling him to deny lurid allegations in a lawsuit that threatens to engulf this 44-year-old Bible Belt college in scandal.

(3) The seed of Faith that made BIG MONEY � The Story and legacy of Oral Roberts by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/18/09 
Oral Roberts is known in the church as someone many believe has a healing gift. During the 1950s, William Branham led the revival in healing that would break the ground for such people as Oral Roberts.

Pat Robertson

(1) Pat Robertson, False Prophet, Again by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 10/04
Another false prophecy associated with Pat Robertson.

(2) Pat Robertson, Regent University & the DSM by PsychoHeresy Awareness Letter, March-April 2006, Vol. 14, No. 2
Robertson and those at Regent University involved in this amalgamation of psychology and the Scripture have sold their biblical birthright for a mess of psychological pottage. However, Robertson and his Regent University are not the only ones that have sold out the faith once delivered to the saints for the ungodly wisdom of men. Sadly this type of psychology is pandemic throughout the church world. 

(3) Another False Prophecy From Pat Robertson by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 12/31/06 
It is obvious that Pat Robertson did not hear from the Lord. Since he used his disclaimer-prophecy to solicit donations, one wonders if he would be willing to give a refund to those who contributed money? 

(4) Pat Robertson's 700 Club by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/09 
7000 who have not bowed their knees to charismatic ecumenism.

(5) Pat Robertson does not hear from God & other false prophets by Jackie Alnor, 1/11/11 
Every January prognosticators and forecasters in the world, the church, and the occult publish their predictions for the coming year. When we look back at their track record, we're not very impressed. Some are hit & miss; others are downright off target; none are 100% accurate.

(6) Pat Robertson says Alzheimer's makes divorce OK by CBS News, 9/15/11 
(AP)  Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death."

(7) Pat Robertson: Mitt Romney an 'Outstanding Christian' by Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor, 10/3/11 
In an interview published Saturday to mark 50 years of Christian Broadcasting Network, Chairman Pat Robertson said he liked Mitt Romney�s politics and saw the Mormon presidential candidate as an �outstanding Christian.�

(8) Ken Ham of Creation Museum Slams Robertson for Dismissing Young Earth Theory by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, 12/14/12 
Pat Robertson has been accused by evangelical Christian and creationism proponent Ken Ham of "destructive teaching," after the televangelist stated that the existence of dinosaurs is evidence that Young Earth Creationists are wrong about the planet being 6,000 years old. 

(9) Pat Robertson shrugs off adultery, CBN regrets the misunderstanding by Eric Marrapodi, 5/21/1 
Pat Robertson, the network's 83-year-old founder, was not condoning adultery when he answered a viewer's quesion on "The 700 Club" this week, the network said.

(10) Pat Robertson Blasts Ken Ham�s Young Earth Beliefs: �Let�s Not Make a Joke of Ourselves� at Lighthouse Trails, 2/18/14 
In providing his feedback on Tuesday�s debate between Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and Bill Nye �the Science Guy,� televangelist Pat Robertson went off on a two-minute monologue on Wednesday about why he holds to the opinion that Christians need to get over their young earth beliefs.

(11) Pat Robertson, Christian Coalition founder and influential religious conservative, dies at 93 by Gabe Hauari, USA Today, 6/8/23
Pat Robertson, a conservative religious broadcaster and founder of the Christian Coalition, has died. He was 93. For more information on Pat Robertson, go here.

(12) Controversial Charismatic Televangelist And False Prophet, Pat Robertson, Dies At 93 at CRN, 6/9/23
“During his career, Pat Robertson gained attention not only for his conservative Christian views but also for his controversial statements and prophecies. One notable instance was his prediction in 2020 that Donald Trump would be reelected as President of the United States and serve for another term.” The latest in a string of death of prominent Evangelical leaders, following Charles Stanley and Tim Keller, is the notorious charismatic televangelist and founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Pat Robertson, who passed away at his home in Virginia Beach at the age of 93.

Robert Schuller

(1) A Different Gospel - An Evaluation Of The Teachings Of Robert Schuller by Rev. Gil Rugh 
"I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you, and want to distort the gospel of Christ" (Galatians 1:6-7). Millions of people around the world are familiar with the ministry of Dr. Robert Schuller. His television program and books have made him one of the most recognized figures in Christianity today. Many look to him as an expert on Christian doctrine and living, but are the teachings of Dr. Schuller in line with what the Bible teaches? In his work, A Different Gospel: An Evaluation of the Teachings of Robert Schuller, Pastor Gil Rugh compares the teachings of Robert Schuller with the Bible to discover if the gospel presented by Schuller is truly the gospel of the Bible, or if it is "a different gospel."  This is no longer available as a .pdf file, but is available as a booklet via the link above.

(2) Schuller Meets With Cho And Pope by The Calvary Contender, 1998
Things are really gearing up for the Jubilee 2000 celebration around the world.  All the "biggies" will apparently be there to "ride the beast". 

Gwen Shaw

(1) End-Time Handmaidens - Ministry For The Last Days or "End Time" Delusion? by Personal Freedom Outreach, The Quarterly Journal, July-September 1994 
"All in all, with its doctrinal ambiguity, theological aberrations, unscriptural emphasis on the sunpernatural experiences and prophetical and mystical leanings, the End-Time Handmaidens is an attraction for the spiritually naive and undiscerning.  The foundation of the group is far-removed from the bedrock of Christian orthodoxy.  ETH is just another "end time" delusion.  It has a confusing message of salvation, with people only committing to Gwen Shaw's control and her plethora of false teachings and teachers."  Sorry we cannot include this article on our site as there is no link to it online, and we cannot get copyright permission to place it on our server.  Go to the link above to order a copy of this article from PFO.  Ordering information is included on the page, and simply make reference to this article. 

(2) The End-Time Handmaidens And Servants Cult - Founder: Gwen Shaw by Mark Scheiderer, 7/00 
"Former member of the End-Time Handmaidens & Servants Cult Mark Scheiderer states: "The reasons I am writing this report on my experience with Gwen Shaw and the cult she has founded - a.k.a. End-Time Handmaidens & Servants - are five (six, seven & eight [added later]) fold: (1) To let people know how others and myself were treated while working at this cult's headquarters. (2) Because of my grief over the mental abuse Mrs. Shaw inflicted upon certain people before their departure. (3) Because I can no longer agree with or keep silent about Mrs. Shaw's writings, which are New Age teachings..(4) Because of the pain and destruction that Mrs. Shaw, her teachings, and members of this cult have caused in my parent's marriage (now ended in divorce), the lives of my immediate and extended families, my life and personal relationships with others both during and after my association with this cult, and in the lives of countless others.  (5) So that as many people as possible, especially those within this cult would know the truth about this cult." Gwen Shaw appeared on Benny Hinn's "This Is Your Day" during the month of October, 2000. Hinn sold and endorsed five of her books (with a sixth one free for $40) These books are small paperbacks.  Bill Bright, C. Peter Wagner, John Arnott and others endorse Gwen Shaw. 

(3) Web Of Deception - Gwen Shaw by Donna M. Shuck, 2007 
I have been going to see Gwen Shaw for many years on a weekend retreat once a year at the Retreat Center in PA. I admired her missionary travels all over the world and her authorship of many books, ministry to women and emphasis on prayer and fasting. I admired her promotion of many other authors� books which she presented at every convention freely. However, there were times that I didn�t agree with some of the statements she made or some of the behaviors that were going on in these meetings and felt uncomfortable with the power that seemed to permeate the very air with a powerful drawing effect. Recently God has opened my eyes in a fresh way and awakened me concerning this false supernatural spirit, the false doctrines and the mishandling of scriptures in her teachings and I am eternally grateful to Him; therefore, I�d like to present you with this enlightening account of just some of the false teachings I have encountered regarding Gwen Shaw as well as those whom she heartily endorses.

(4) Gwen Shaw and her End-Time Handmaidens and Servants Cult: A Story Of Heresy, Plagiarism and Necromancy by Mark Scheiderer, 1/15/13 
�All in all, with its doctrinal ambiguity, theological aberrations, unscriptural emphasis on the supernatural experiences and prophetical and mystical leanings, the End-Time Handmaidens is an attraction for the spiritually na�ve and undiscerning. The foundation of the group is far-removed from the bedrock of Christian orthodoxy. ETH is just another �end time� delusion. It has a confusing message of salvation, with people only committing to Gwen Shaw�s control and her plethora of false teachings and teachers.� (�End Time Handmaidens � A Ministry for the Last Days or �End Time� Delusion?�, by M. Kurt Goedelman with G. Richard Fisher, The Quarterly Journal, vol.14, no.3, from the ministry of Personal Freedom Outreach, P.O. Box 26062, St. Louis, MO, 63136, (314) 388-2648,

Don Stewart


Bruce Wilkinson

See our Prayer Of Jabez book reviews.

(1) Wilkinson's Dream For Africa is Shattered by Prof. Johan Malan, University of Limpopo, South Africa, 12/05
Apart from the wrong approach and methods followed by Bruce there are also serious objections by evangelical Christians against his biblical views, priorities and methods. 

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