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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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 Pelé 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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Updated!
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 Ge“not know God".

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Resources For Pastors
including
"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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A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS
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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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
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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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
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!
2004-2007
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!
2008
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
Timely!
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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DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT
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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DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT
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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SPIRIT OF TRUTH OR SPIRIT OF ERROR?
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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LIVING WATER 2003
Discernment Conference
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen
3-DVD Set

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DISCERNMENT 2001
Conference
Featuring Dave Hunt, Duane Magnani, Mike Oppenheimer, Jacob Prasch, Jewel Grewe & Bill Randles
6-DVD Set & 2-VHS Sets

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THE EMPTY PULPIT
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 on C. Peter Wagner's "New Apostolic Reformation" as well as false spiritual warfare teachings.  This page includes the "successul apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers" named on the Wagner Leadership Institute's site as those with "proven effectiveness in ministry, communications skills and a recognized anointing for the impartation of ministry skills". Beware of these "Latter Rain" advocatres who would lay another foundation than the one already laid in Jesus Christ and the Apostles and Prophets of Scripture!
Go directly to these exposes:
Todd Bentley, Mike Bickle, John Crowder, John Dawson, Joy Dawson, Jack Deere, Francis Frangipane, Ted Haggard, Bill Hamon, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Johnson, Bob Jones, Rick Joyner, Patricia King, George Otis, Jr., Dutch Sheets, Ed Silvoso, Chad Taylor, C. Peter Wagner, YWAM 
A Tale Of Two Kingdoms
Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson
For the full article go here.  For ordering information on this DVD called "A Tale Of Two Kingdoms"" go here
General Articles 
(1) The New Apostolic Reformation by Inner-City Christian Discernment Ministry, 2000
This is the index page for a series of articles on the Apostolic Movement or, as C. Peter Wagner, self-proclaimed "apostle" calls it, "The New Apostolic Reformation".  "The most dangerous purveyors of deception are today's restored apostles and prophets.  Why?  Because they purport to speak for our Lord and they claim to hold the greatest authority over the direction of the Church and the lives of God's people. These apostles & prophets are the people that the majority of the other leaders in the charismatic movement look to for new insights, revelation, and vision for the future of the Church. In the left hand column is a series of files which expose this most recent aberrant movement within charismania.   Each page will have other "levels" of pages contained in them, like a Chinese puzzle box.  So take the time to search through them! It will be eye opening.  ICCDM has more information on the "Apostolic Movement" than any other web site."

(2) The World Christian Movement - Evangelism Vs. Evangelization by Albert James Dager, Media Spotlight, Volume 22 - Number 1 (Summer 1999)
"The Lord's prophecy concerning the greatest end-time deception should warn us that things are not always as they seem. For a deception to be so seductive that even the very elect would take pause to wonder if it is of God, it would have to have all the earmarks of a true work of God. That means it would come in the name of Jesus, it would have a great deal of solid biblical truth, it would affirm the Gospel, and it would be a "good work." And signs and wonders would accompany it. Those who might recognize and expose the deception would be looked upon as divisive, hateful and deceived themselves. For the most part, the churches would go along with the deception."  This is an expose' of a number of organizations and individuals such as C. Peter Wagner. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.Part 4 is actually a seperate article on Dominion Theology.

(3) Christian Fortune Tellers Never Get It Right, Either by G. Richard Fisher, PFO, 1999
"In an editorial in the last issue of The Quarterly Journal, co-director G. Richard Fisher explored the world of tabloid prognosticators and how an undiscerning world is all too quick to "run after psychics and psychic predictions." He also pointed out that an attraction for prophecy and future-telling, a longtime staple within Charismatic camps, has made inroads into Evangelical circles as well. Self-appointed prophets are cropping up everywhere. There is even a "National School of the Prophets Conference," where for $175 you can be trained in the art of "propheteering." C. Peter Wagner, Dutch Sheets, Rick Joyner, Cindy Jacobs, Mike Bickle, Ted Haggard and others can train us to be "prophets" (Charisma magazine, Dec. 1998). That magic word gives instant credibility in the mind of some."

(4) The Apostles Are Coming To Your City, Ready or Not by Orell Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 6, No. 2, March/April 2001
In a previous issue of PLUMBLINE, I described the efforts of C. Peter Wagner to create a New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) which he predicts will be even greater in scope and significance than the Protestant Reformation of the 1500's.  The centerpiece of the movement is the purported restoration, by God, of the NT office-gift of "Apostle' to the end-time church. Now Wagner and his apostolic buddies are attempting to move from vision to reality.  In an article titled, APOSTOLIC REFORMATION on his Website www.globalharvestministries.org he reveals moves that are currently underway, to implement his apostolic reformation.  In this article he restates the goals and also the preliminary means to implement them.

(5) The New Apostolic Reformation by Orrel Steinkamp, D. Min, The Plumbline
"C. Peter Wagner is attempting to will into existence what he calls a "New Apostolic Reformation". He tells us in a
book he has edited called "The New Apostolic Churches" of the struggle he had with naming his new reformation. "I needed a name ... For a couple of years I experimented with 'Post denominationalism'. The name I have settled
on for the movement is the New Apostolic Reformation."

(6) Streams, Rivers, Floods, Avalanches by Jewel Grewe, 2000
"A National Symposium on the Post-Denominational Church was convened by Dr. C. Peter Wagner at Fuller Seminary, May 21-23, 1996. Bill Hamon said that "this was a historical occasion in God's annals of Church history. It was prophetically orchestrated by the Holy Spirit to fulfill God's progressive purposes of bringing His church to its ultimate destiny. . . the consensus of the panelists was that there are still apostles and prophets in the Church, and there is an emerging Apostolic Movement that will revolutionize the 21st Century Church". [Quote book] The "Prophets" have scattered throughout the earth making place for the soon to be anointed Apostles. These Apostles will: 1. Remove man-made traditions in the Church. Pastors will be redefined. They will be rather like a coach of a sports team. 2. Bring Cell groups into being. The Pastor (Coach) will make sure everyone works together to fulfill his vision for the Church. This method of organization will actually help maintain more control as the cell groups network."

(7) The New Apostolic Reformation And Other Third Wave Issues by Philip Powell & Jacob Prasch, Tape Transcripts, July 2001
The following files are in WordPad format! Right click the links to download unless you have a WordPad .doc viewer plug-in for your browser. "Philip Powell and Jacob Prasch have just concluded a series of meetings in Brisbane when among other things they sought to counter some of the false teaching relating to the following topics. The messages were recorded on audio and video and are available by contacting the CWM Office in Australia as follows: CHRISTIAN WITNESS MINISTRIES (CWM), PO Box 341 HEALESVILLE VIC 3777  -  Fax +61 (0)3 5962 2615. 
MESSAGE 1: WHO IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH
Christ or Modern Day Apostles?" Where do Peter Wagner, John Lewis, Mark Conners and Ben Gray Fit In? "For there are false apostles... transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ" - 2 Cor 11:13. 
MESSAGE 2: WHEN IS A PROPHET NO PROFIT?
Is Cindy Jacobs Really A Prophet to the Nations? Where do the School of the Prophets and men like Stephen Penny Fit In? "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world" - 1 John 4:1. 
MESSAGE 3: BINDING & LOOSING
What Does The Bible Teach About Territorial Spirits & Spiritual Mapping? Are George Otis, Harold Caballeros & the Transformations videos conning you? "And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables" 2 Tim 4:4.
MESSAGE 4: SERVING GOD OR MAMMON?
Can a Gospel that is Free be Sold For Money? Does the message of Copeland, Hinn and Houston reflect true Christianity? Are their different gospel and another Jesus deceiving you? "Many shall follow their ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you" - 2 Peter 2: 2 & 3."

(8) Take The City! by Inner City Discernment Ministries
"One of the more recent false concept to sweep the Church, mainly the charismatic segment of the Body is the belief that the Church is to be in the business of "taking" their cities for Christ.   As spiritual and high-minded as this sounds it is without any biblical support or historical precedent."

(9) The Prophets Rise Again by Jewel van der Merwe, Discernment Ministries, 8/01
"It is obvious that we are living in times of great spiritual naivete. The church has strayed so far from the pure Word of God, she no longer recognizes that her place in the world is to be "salt" and "light". Instead, of salt and light, she has allowed pernicious doctrines to enter into her midst which have become like "leaven" which is quickly leavening the whole lump."

(10) Do We Have All Authority? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 8/01
"Are we going to take the world for Christ by a miracle working army?"

(11) Do Demons Have Zip Codes? by Chuck Lowe, author of Territorial Spirits and World Evangelisation?, Christianity Today, July 13, 1998
"The closest things to territorial spirits in the New Testament are angels, not demons." 

(12) The New Apostolic Government ... What Earthly Good Is It? ... An expose' of the "Open Memorandum Addressing The Twin Towers War" by C. Peter Wagner
commentary by Sandy Simpson, 9/27/01
"That he and a few others want to be the papal voice of Christianity (as if we needed a larger cacophony of voices at this point) is an indictment on Christianity as a whole."

(13) Spiritual Mapping by Rev. Kent Philpott, Miller Avenue Church, 6/99
"It started with John Dawson's book, Taking Our Cities for God, published in 1989 by Creation House. The book's subtitle is: "How to Break Spiritual Strongholds." John Dawson, at that time, directed Youth With A Mission in Los Angeles, California. In a quest for more effective evangelism tools, he taught that demonic forces block gospel efforts."

(14) Repenting For The Sins Of The Nation by D. Stamen, 2001
"The purpose of this article is only to look at the basic scriptures which relate to the matters concerning confession, prayer and repentance, and to show that they say something quite different to these modern ideas."

(15) Concerning Curses by D. Stamen, 2001
"In this second article ( the first one was concerning " repenting for the sins of the nation" ) we want to look at this idea that "curses" from the past " whether from the person's own life or from previous generations - can keep Christians in bondage and deprive them of the blessings of God and of their inheritance in Christ."

(16) Territorial Spirits by D. Stamen, 2001
"Where are these things taught in the NT? The simple, comprehensive and conclusive answer is, " Nowhere!""

(17) Spiritual Warfare Evangelism: How Did We Get Here? by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 6, No. 5 - November/December 2001
"In this issue of Plumbline I will include a short article that summarizes the teaching of geographical spiritual warfare: a concise summary that provides a comprehensive view of this subject.  Following this article I will summarize the historical milieu from which these practices have evolved.  C. Peter Wagner, as well as others, did not cut the current warfare worldview from new cloth."

(18) Latter Rain/Manifest Sons Of God Doctrines - Just Give Me The Facts by Renee Rodriguez, Age To Age, 2001
"The Churches Response To The Manifest Sons of God/Latter Rain Teaching? What is "Latter Rain" Teaching? What is "Manifest Sons of God" Teaching? Who Are The People Responsible For This Teaching? Where Is The Current Latter Rain Teaching Found Today and Who Is Teaching It?"

(19) The Prophetic Movement by Robert Liichow, Inner City Discernment Ministries, 1997 
"Today the Church has never experienced a time when so many have risen up globally and claimed the divine calling of prophet or prophetess. "

(20) The Technology Of Spiritual Warfare Evangelism by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 7, No. 1 - January/February 2002
"Mapping the spirit world and its internal organization is not the assignment of the church.  The great commission is not, "Go into all the world and bring down principalities -- but rather "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15. Our choice is very clear!  We must follow the teachings of Jesus, and the practice of the Apostles as recorded in Scripture!

(21) Just Give Me The Facts - New Apostolic Reformation compiled by Renee Rodriguez, updated 3/02
"What is The New Apostolic Reformation? What is the Prophetic? What Is Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare? What About the Terms Used in Spiritual Warfare, What Do They Mean? What is Deliverance Ministry?"

(22) Indigenous People Issues - A Warning About The World Christian Gathering Of Indigenous People by Sandy Simpson, Pacific Waves Newsletter, 5/02
"But I do not endorse movements that, for all their good intentions, are a mixture of good, unbiblical and heretical theology. How can we effectively bring the gospel if that gospel is tainted by the world, the flesh and the devil. We as Christians must stand firm in the faith once for all delivered to the saints. We must not get involved in ecumenical movements that look like the world, act like the world, and instead of bringing the Word to the world are bringing the world to the world."  Go here for a commentary on the full transcript of the "Word To The World" radio programs 541-550. Also read this article.

(23) The Apostolic Movement by Rev. Robert Liichow, Discernment Ministry International, 1998
A page with lots of historical background on the Apostolic Movement.

(24) Transformation by Jewel (van der Merwe) Grewe, May/June 2002 Newsletter
"It is sad to observe that we have moved into a time of a new form of "spirituality" where man becomes the ultimate. That which has been tried and proven over the centuries is being discarded like a dirty garment. In the days ahead it will increasingly become less and less popular to say: "Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life"."

(25) Updated!  The Transforming Church by Cross + Word, 7/02
"A major new series in eight (or more) parts looking at the present-day move to cell-churches and home groups. Only parts one to five are online at the moment. Later parts will follow when completed."

(26) Transformations or Re-Transformation - A Paradigm Shift For Evangelism by Concerned Christians, 7/02 - This link has been broken for some time.  This article is by Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson.
The article you are about to read was put together by Concerned Christians, who care for people and the truth. I pray that as you read this article that you will also reflect quietly and prayerfully on what you are reading. 

(27) The Faulty Foundation Of The Five-Fold Ministry by Robert M. Bowman, Jr., Christian Research Journal, Fall 1987, page 31
It has recently become popular to speak of "the five-fold ministry," a system of church government with apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. The neo-Pentecostal "Restoration" movement and its offshoot, "kingdom now" teaching, claims that one of the things which God is "restoring" to the church is this five-fold ministry. 

(28) The Spiritual Warfare Movement by Gary Gilley, Southern View Chapel, Tihnk On These Things, Volume 1,  Issue 6, April 1995
It seems that Christians never tire of trying to come up with a new way of dealing with life. We are reminded of the Athenians at the Areopagus who, "Used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new" (Acts 17:21).  Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

(29) The New Apostolic Church by Anton Bosch, Discernment Newsletter, July/August 2002
The Church Growth Movement, finds a champion in the form of author and theologian C. Peter Wagner, who has written copiously in praise of this movement. Although not an organized movement, it does represent a philosophy very prevalent amongst mega-churches. In The New Apostolic Churches(1) he publishes papers by 18 leaders of some of the biggest and most "successful" churches throughout the world. In his introduction to the book he summarizes their commonalities as well as reasons for their success. He has since published a more detailed analysis entitled Churchquake!

(30) The New Apostolic Church Movement by Mike Oppenhiemer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/02
Peter Wagner and the apostolic roundtable--understanding the background of the new movement afoot in the church that wants to restore and change the course of Christianity.

(31) Do YOU Want To Be An Apostle? by Mike Oppenhiemer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/02
There is a new movement afoot in the church that is restoring an apostolic government under apostolic headmaster Peter Wagner.

(32) Native American Gospel? by The Berean Call, January 1998
The newsletter mentions "Rev. Richard Twiss" (a Lakota Indian) and his concern that native Americans (also known as First Nation people) have rejected the gospel of Christ because it has not been presented to them "within the contexts of their spiritual, traditional, and ceremonial life experiences." But for the gospel to be presented in
the context of paganism and idolatry is to confuse and pervert the truth of Christ. 

(33) Lying Wonders by Joseph Chambers, Paw Creek Ministries, 10/02
Many different manifestations previously known almost exclusively to the occult are sweeping the church world.  Is it the Holy Spirit or is it "psychic activity?" You will eventually have to answer that question for yourself, hopefully after you finish this article.

(34) The Changing Face Of Christianity by Tony Pearce, Christian Witness Ministries
At Bonnke's rally in Nigeria, 78 miracles were claimed on stage, but no evidence was found afterwards. Bonnke cursed cancers in the name of Jesus and claimed that those who were blind could now see. The programme then panned to the area below the stage where people from the crowd were being selected as to who could go on stage to testify to healing. There was clear evidence of fakery as most would be participants were barred from the stage. One person who was selected to testify claimed that he was blind and could now see, but it was then shown that he could actually see in the first place. Fifteen people were crushed to death at the rally. The parents of a child who was killed tried to get her body to Bonnke hoping he would raise her from the dead, but were barred from the stage. The family did the next best thing and laid the body on Bonkke's Mercedes Benz in the hope of the child coming back to life. All of this is a far cry from the miracles of the New Testament. 

(35) The Church Growth Movement & Purpose Driven Church VERSUS The Bible
A chart that compares the teachings of the Church Growth Movement with those of the Bible. You will be shocked to see just how unbiblical the CGM is, which was conceived by people like C. Peter Wagner and carried out by people like Bill Hybels at Willow Creek.

(36)  Are The Any More False Prophets? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 1/31/03
According to some people the answer is no, there are only those learning to practice their gift. 

(37) Welcome The New Prophets To The Head Of The  Church - Latter Day Prophets by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 1/31/03
The prophetic movement influence inside the church, is there anything to be concerened about?

(38) G12 - Cell Church Movement by Cross + Word, The Transforming Church, Section 9, 2003
Every activity and belief as well as personal relationships and the minutiae of life is funneled through the discipleship pyramid.

(39) Transforming The Church Through The Dialectic by Dean Gotcher, Discernment Newsletter, Issue #14 Volume #2 January/February 2003
It is very troubling to see how the church leadership has fallen victim to the seducing methods used by Satan in their quest for reaching souls for Christ.Jesus warned us of this when He said that there would be those who will say "Lord, Lord . . .."

 
(40) Leadership/Managerial Techniques "Transform" New Paradigm Churches by Orrel Steincamp, The Plumbline, Volume 8, No. 2, April-May 2003
Romans 12:1- Unfortunately, it appears that much of the church has reversed this admonition.Cultural dissonance is to be avoided at all costs.Surveys taken from the 'target audience' before a church plant actually fashion the mold into which the gospel message and practice are poured.Self­absorbed self-centeredness comprises the mold.The mold is audience-shaped.

(41) A New Way Of Thinking by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 5/10/03

The Church, praxis and New Age influences. 

(42) The Dishonoring Of God In Popular Spiritual Warfare Teaching by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, Issue 48
Many popular teachers question God's sovereign rule over His own creation. Their unbiblical scenario goes like this: God made Adam the ruler of the world; Adam committed "treason" and turned the rightful dominion of the earth over to Satan; and Christ's atonement was to regain this lost dominion. According to this theology, however, Christ turned the rulership of the world over to the church when He ascended into heaven. The church consequently lost it back to Satan by ignorance, unbelief, and dis-unity. Now in these last days supposed prophets and apostles are being raised up to take control over the Satanic forces in the heavenlies and Christianize the world. This happens as the church takes cities through binding and casting down the spiritual forces of darkness that rule over them. Many dominion spiritual warfare teachers embrace this scheme, though differing on some details.

(43) Creating A Common Partnership Between The Moneyed Elites And The Religious Elites by S.R. Shearer, 11/28/99
The apostasy and even heresy that has taken root in the church today is becoming ever more appalling and frightful to those serious students of the Word of God who have taken the time to study what's been happening in all that passes at present for "evangelical Christianity" 

(44) Rejecting The Transformations Teachings by Rebecca Lindrose, Texas, USA
I have openly stood in opposition to the false teachings of the transformation revivalists in the past and am not ashamed to have my name attached to that position now. In fact, I have felt increasingly frustrated at not being able to publicly expose this false theology to prevent more people from being led astray by deceptive and charismatic personalities from the true doctrine of Jesus Christ.

(45) The G12 Movement In The Church by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/13/03
What's it all about? Part 1.

(46) The "Script" Underlying Spiritual Warfare Christianity by Orrel Steincamp, The Plumbline, Volume 8, No. 4, November/December 2003
In recent decades a radically different script of salvation history worldview has entered the scene.  Unfortimately, it is rarely recognized as being outside the boundaries.  It has many things in common with orthodox Christianity, but its underlying heilgeschichte is fundamentally different.  It is a rival salvation history, which promotes a false gospel.  The current evangelical culture of downplaying theology in favor of pragmatic evangelistic strategies is a main reason why this alien heilgeschicte is often undetected when it creeps, or even stalks boldly, into the church.  This movement appeals widely because  it promises heretofore unheard-of success in evangelism and rapid church growth.

(47) The New "How To" Christianity - Helpful Tools Or Dangerous Weapons? by Sandy Simpson, 8/00, revised 3/04
"... the goal of Christian mission is not success, but faithful witness; not power, but proclamation; not technique, but truth; not method, but message." - Michael Horton, Power Religion, Moody Press, pg. 15

(48) A Call For Repentance! - a debrief on the "A Call For Accountability" and "The Orlando Statement" which was brought to consensus among Third Wave, New Apostolic Reformation false apostles and false prophetsby Sandy Simpson, 3/9/04
A group of the International Coalition of Apostles (ICA), which was organized by "super apostle" C. Peter Wagner and other "apostles and prophets" with the express goal of bringing the entire apostate "Church" under their leadership, recently agreed upon the following "A Call For Accountability".  It is laudable that they are attempting to address unethical and immoral practices in Third Wave churches under their "authority", but you cannot address the symptom if you don't deal with the root of the problem.  The root is the sin of apostasy from the truth. 

(49) Theopostic Counseling by Philip Powell, CETF, December 2003, Volume 9.2, Issue 27
Unbiblical psycho-heresy.

(50) Theopostic Ministry - Victim Counseling by Ted Brooks, Testing The Spirits 
Jesus is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. We won't discover truth if we look beyond him. 

(51) Apostolic by Robert Liichow, Inner City Discernment Ministry 
The most dangerous purveyors of deception are today's restored apostles and prophets.  Why?  Because they purport to speak for our Lord and they claim to hold the greatest authority over the direction of the Church and the lives of God's people. These apostles & prophets are the people that the majority of the other leaders in the charismatic movement look to for new insights, revelation, and vision for the future of the Church.

(52) Will The Real Church Please Stand Up? by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, June2004
I believe a local church can fail at many things, but it must not fail at holding forth the truth of the living God.  To fail at this is to fail at the primary mission given to the church.  The church is not free to create truth, to supplement truth, to alter truth, or to selectively obey truth.  The church is to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict (Titus 1:9).  The church is to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3).  The church is to preach the word; be ready, in season, and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction (2 Timothy 4:2).  To not accept these commands as a sacred trust is to totally miss the most important reason for the church's existence.  But as we will see next time, the twenty-first century, engulfed as it is in postmodernism, is not an environment in which truth can easily flourish.

(53) An Open Letter to the UK Director of World Vision  by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 8/04
In the opinion of many people, World Vision has departed from its evangelistic origins and hence from its claims to be an Evangelical organization. It is now deteriorated into a mere social political organization in Evangelical masquerade with a social political gospel that biblically is no gospel at all. 

(54) Peter Wagner's Apostles for the Second Apostolic Age  by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/15/04
Wagner's explanation of what is taking place. 

(55) Synergy by Sandy Simpson, 9/29/04
Synergy is 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.

(56) Richard Twiss Connections by Sandy Simpson, 10/1/04
Richard Twiss is spreading the doctrines of the New Apostolic Reformation and is endorsed by them.  He claims that the Great Spirit of the Indians is the Holy Spirit of the Bible, and endorses ministries who make this same claim.  He endorses and promoted books by people like Daniel Kikawa that present information as fact when it is proven myth.  He continues to teach that the Great Spirit is the Holy Spirit by wearing the cultural items associated with the Great Spirit, even though it is a historical fact that the Great Spirit is a pantheistic god that required blood rituals and human sacrifice.  Richard Twiss claims that what he is doing is not syncretism, when it is the very definition of syncretism. 

(57) False Prophecies Of The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) by Sandy Simpson, 10/03/04
There is so much false prophecy in the NAR that it I could do an entire web site devoted to that issue alone.  If you want to see the daily parade of false prophecies emanating from the NAR, subscribe to the Elijah List.  It means nothing to these false apostles and false prophets to say things in the name of the Lord that not only do not come to pass, but would never come to pass because they are unbiblical and ridiculous.

(58) ADDENDUM - "The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where it is going?" by Sandy Simpson, 10/7/04
This is some information that has come in since the release of the DVD series above.  This information further confirms the information on the series.

(59) Discernment The Size Of A Flea - An Open Letter To Charisma Magazine by Bud Press, 10/9/04
Your recent article, "Prophetic Movement Confronts Extremes of Suppression, Sensationalism" (CharismaNow update, 10/7/04), prompted within me an acute case of righteous indignation.

(60) G12 - The Government of 12 by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/8/04 
Another look at what they are saying and doing.

(61) False Apostles! - The False Apostles Of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) by Sandy Simpson, 10/13/04
The NAR proponants claim to be foundational Apostles to the modern church.  This claim is exactly what Paul warned the Church about regarding false apostles.  False apostles are identified as those who claim they are equal with the the foundational Apostles.  The NAR proponants go even further. They claim to be GREATER than the original Apostles.

(62) The Seeker Frinedly Church Movement - A New Way Of Doing Church by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/04
Mike Oppenheimer lectures on the seeker friendly/sensitive church methods and the Purpose Driven Life book (video has power point clips, over two hours. A good intro into what this is about for those who are involved. The source of the movement, the book and methods of diaprax are covered). $17 includes shipping in US.

(63) Let These Prophets NOT Prophesy by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/19/04
What's the solution to the prophetic mess? 

(64) Seminary President Apologizes for Evangelizing Mormons by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 11/23/04
Fuller president apologizes for former evangelistic efforts to Mormons.

(65) Dialogue or a Widening of the Road by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 11/24/04
The implications of the seeker friendly way of doing apologetics.

(66) 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. 

(67) There Are 3 Types Of Predictive "Prophecy" That Can Come True Sometimes - There Is Only 1 Type Of Predictive Prophecy That Comes True All The Time! by Sandy Simpson, 3/05

Prophecy is a broad term.  In the Bible it is often defined as preaching, teaching, exhorting, etc.  Prophecy in modern times has come to mean almost exclusively the prediction of future events.  But this is only one aspect of prophecy as defined in the Word.

(68) A Call To The Nations? by Sandy Simpson, 4/28/05
Unbiblical teachings by the organizers and participants of this conference including Richard Twiss, Daniel Kikawa, Aloha Ke Akua and YWAM.

(69) Let's "Talkstory"! by Sandy Simpson, 5/7/05
Two stories to illustrate and correct the false teachings of "A Call To All Nations" speakers including Don Richardson, John Dawson, Richard Twiss and Daniel Kikawa with regard to there being worship of the true God in hundreds of cultures from the beginning.

(70) Perpetuated In Righteousness - A Review by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/5/07
A series of articles reviewing, in detail, this book which is one of the books laying the basis for the "A Call To All Nations" conference.

(1) Overview of the Book Perpetuated in Righteousness
(2) The Gospel in the Stars
(3) Perpetuated in Righteousness or Perpetuating a Modern Myth
(4) Io the God of the Bible
(5) Io, the Trinity, and the gods

(71) Regarding The Accuracy Of Oral Traditions - With Reference To Daniel Kikawa's Book "Perpetuated In Righteousness" by Sandy Simpson, 5/10/05
The accuracy of oral tradition is, in a word, "inaccurate".  I dare say that if we were able to trace back most oral traditions today, as God sees them from an eternal perspective, we would see the mutations, changes and fabrications involved in modern mythology.  We would also see a lot of "fables".

(72) The Testimony Of Heneri Opukaha'ia - regarding the state of religion and society in Hawaii before the Gospel - A Rebuttal To Daniel Kikawa's Book "Perpetuated In Righteousness" by Sandy Simpson, 5/17/05
This article is a reminder of what Hawaii was like before the Gospel was preached.  This is the account of a very important eyewitness. It is an unfortunate fact that often, by the third generation of Christians in any given area of the world, important information has begun to be lost and forgotten.  This is clearly evident in the writings of people like Daniel Kikawa.  The stark facts, of Hawaiian culture and religion before the Gospel was preached in Hawaii, are made evident by the testimony of a man without whom the peoples of Hawaii would never have had the opportunity to hear the Gospel message and would still be living in the sins of their ancestors.

(73) Articles On "Transformations" Movement
Here are some articles on the currrent "Tranformations" movement headed by Ed Silvoso and C. Peter Wagner whichis coming to Hawaii under the banner of "Transformations Hawaii". Click on the underlined links to read various articles on this topic.

Transformations and Revivals by Terry Arnold, From the March/April 2001 "Diakrisis" Newsletter
The Global Day of Prayer by Sarah Leslie
The "Script" Underlying Spiritual Warfare Christianity by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 8, No. 4, November/December 2003
George Otis and his Fallacious Teachings by Johan Malan 
Transformations or Re-Formation by Concerned Christians with forward by Renee Rodriguez, Age To Age, 7/02 
Transformations or Deception - Updated to Include Latest Research on "Transformations II: The Glory Spreads" by Tom Smith
CREATING COMMUNITY - Part 1 - 40 Days of Change through Transformational Leadership by Berit Kjos - October 2004


(74) Before Hawai'i Can Be Transformed - You Must Be Transformed by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/20/05
Ed Silvosos's plan for "Transformation Hawaii".

(75) The Global Day of Prayer by Sarah Leslie
The Global Day of Prayer did not come up on the radar screen until recently, but it was many years in the planning. Sue Conway and I spent several months researching this on the Internet as it developed. The more we delved into it, the more apparent it was to us that this was an event that the organizers truly believe will officially launch the "Kingdom" on earth. The organizers and organizations backing this event are tightly interlocked.  This plan for Kingdom transformation is intended to affect every living person on the face of the earth. There are many disturbing references to dominion as an activity that the church has the right to engage in by whatever means â€" whether it be psycho-social marketing techniques,  collaboration or force. The Word of God (the Gospel) is de-emphasized in favor of spiritual warfare type activities and social action. Marketplace "transformation" is particularly concerning because of the obvious opportunities for exploitation of the poor. Kingdom-building activities will be costly to families, women, children, elderly and infirm.

(76) What Is "Transformation"? by Lynn & Sarah Leslie, 8/15/05
In today's neo-evangelical church, the term "transformation" is currently in vogue. Various churches and denominations claim to be undergoing "transformation." This word no longer refers to the humble sanctification of the individual believer. Rather, it now refers to an orchestrated, systemic and revolutionary overhaul of the global church, including the "transformation" of cities, societies, cultures, marketplaces, and more. 

(77) Prayer Center of the Pacific by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/08/05
Wanting to see ones communities transformed is a good goal but it also depends on how one tries to get it accomplished. If it is not done the Lord's way then God is not involved in it. Virginia and David Domligan head up this prayer organization here in Hawaii. On her program Virginia can be heard speaking of  enticing people with a Double and triple portion tonight ( even though there is no such thing in the Bible to be passed on). She calls out demons from Christians and teaches about fasting to break the power of the enemy in ones life as well as spiritual warfare teaching. Fasting has nothing to do with gaining power to cast out demons in the heavenlies. The Bible mentions that deliverance in a person could not be successful with certain demonic possessions unless the apostles fasted along with praying.

(78) Three Fallacies Of Third Wave Spiritual Warfare Teachings by Sandy Simpson, 10/19/05
A recent Third Wave newsletter illustrates the ridiculous and erroneous nature of New Apostolic "spiritual warfare" teachings. 

(79) Why Prayer Warfare Is Heresy by Herescope, 12/05
Another subtle deception abounding, comes through the use of terminology to lure Christians into thinking that a very high form of godliness will earn them a distinctive place in JOEL'S ARMY as a potentate. There is a great emphasis on praying and becoming holy before the Lord. It sounds so good - so attainable. Yet when Bob Jones and Mike Bickle discuss intercession, a perfectly scriptural term, they are meaning something quite unscriptural.

(80) Dominionism and the Rise of Christian Imperialism by Sarah Leslie, 12/05
This paper is a brief overview of the three main dominionist movements operating inside evangelicaldom and examines how all three of these sects are now converging around a global "kingdom" agenda. This paper is not a treatise on doctrine, nor is it an historical record, nor is it a thorough analysis of the multifarious streams of evangelical dominionism. This paper does not cover the broader issue of dominionist sects within other world religions, except for a few brief noteworthy mentions. To examine the totality of the individuals, the organizations, and their cross-linkages would require an exhaustive study which is beyond the scope of this brief synopsis. Even so, every point made in this paper could be validated by dozens, sometimes hundreds, of pieces of documentation. The inquiring reader may check out the footnotes and references. Only a small handful of Christian discernment and apologetics ministries, of which this writer is a part, have been paying attention to the intersection of the dominionist streams. The apologetic ministries fulfill a Scriptural role to examine and expose false doctrines and teachers, and to warn other believers of heresies (Jude 3, 2 Peter 2:1). Increasingly, over the past two decades, many apologists have become seduced by dominionism, blunting their ability to critically examine the roots and fruits of this rapidly rising new church era.

(81) The Dominion Mandate and the Christian Reconstruction Movement by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, 12/05
World political and social dominion for the church was not envisioned by the writers of the New Testament. The idea of a "remnant" of faithful people is predominant in Scripture, particularly the Old Testament. This fits Paul's teaching in Romans and the universal witness of the Scripture. It never was the majority who were faithful to God. This also fits with the testimony of church history unto this day. The Reconstructionist agenda has had no historical fulfillment, Biblical or otherwise. It is not understood or clearly taught by the writers of the New Testament. The thousands of years they claim to have to make it happen would not suffice even if God were to allow history to run that long before the Lord's return. Jesus asked, "When the Son of Man returns, will He find faith [lit. `the faith'] on the earth?" (Luke 18:8) He did not seem to assume He would return to a Christianized society.

(82) Who's Who In The New Apostolic by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 12/30/05
In 1999 C. Peter Wagner, chief architect of and salesman for the New Apostolic Reformation, lists two significant members of this group. From Wagner's 1999 book Churchquake: how the new apostolic reformation is shaking up the church as we know it (Regal) comes these two statements: "Bill Hybels, new apostolic pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, Barrington, Illinois, and a longtime friend of Robert Schuller, agrees that pastors have the responsibility of determining the purpose of each corporate gathering." (p. 179) "New apostolic churches, like Rick Warren's, turn this [leadership and ministry] around 180 degrees, as he explains in his best-seller, The Purpose Driven Church (Zondervan)." (p. 213)

(83) Is Theophostic Prayer Ministry Dangerous? by Jan Fletcher, Lying Spirits.com, 01/01/06
What are the dangers of Theophostic Prayer Ministry? (See how TPM plays out in the real world.)

(84) How Small Groups Are "Transformed" by Herescope, 1/26/06
The process of group dynamics is important to understand in the context of this current series of Herescope posts, which has focused on the evangelical post-modern paradigm shift envisioned and orchestrated by Leadership Network.

(85) Dominionism and its Human Empire by Johan Malan, University of Limpopo, South Africa (February 2006)
Millions of Christians all over the world are confronted with the growing tide of dominionism. This is a form of Christian humanism in which believers see themselves as commissioned and empowered by God to manifest His kingdom on earth to the good of all. Dominionism is based upon kingdom theology since it claims to physically reveal the kingdom of God with all its benefits to humanity. Its institution is described as reconstructionism or a transformation movement because of the far-reaching changes that society must undergo to ensure a better life for all. This situation is described by some as "heaven on earth" and presupposes the incapacitating of Satan's opposing kingdom of darkness.

(86) Dominionism Exposed compiled by Sandy Simpson, 2/2/06
Kingdom-Dominion, or 'Restoration' theology has risen to popular acceptance in the last thirty years or so, gaining confidence and strength with time and developing its doctrine as it progressed.

(87) New Doctrines Of The Land by Herescope, Discernment Research Group, 2/16/2006 
New heretical doctrines have come into the evangelical church during the past half century. These doctrines did not exist in the previous 1950 years of the church. That is because they are not found in the Bible. Sometimes the heresies are newly defined old terminologies, a new "understanding" of an old doctrine. But most often these heresies are easily recognizable as such because a phrase or word is used that cannot be located anywhere in the Bible.

(88) A/G Pastors Ousted For Opposing Transformation Of The Church Letter To District Presbytery Dated: February 4, 2005 

(89) Dominionism and Kingdom Now Teachings by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 2/23/2006
This newsletter provides a broad overview of the history of the dominionism doctrines arising since the late 1940s, including some rare documentary material by pastors and organizations who opposed the various dominionism movements.

(90) Using CHANGE to facilitate TRANSFORMATION by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 2/23/2006
The Discernment Research Group has received numerous requests to discuss in more detail the PROCESS of transformation. The following series of posts will attempt to answer this pressing need. CHANGE is a necessary component to create church "transformation." Change is a foundational assumption -- something that everyone must agree is necessary -- before the process of transformation can begin. Change is often predicated upon a "crisis" that is created in order to propel transformation.

(91) The Newest Heresy of the NAR: Orality by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 3/8/2006
The latest fad is potentially the most grievous heresy to arise in the recent history of the Church. It is a repudiation of literacy -- the written Word. It is now widely being taught to missionaries, particularly through mission groups closely associated with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).

(92) Worldview & Vision by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 3/21/2006
Herescope has been looking into the topic of Worldview. We have previously noted Chuck Colson's recent partnership with Rick Warren to package and market their particular "brand" of Worldview education to the rest of the world. This new partnership is illustrative the convergence of the three main branches of evangelicaldom around the doctrines and practices of dominionism.  Read Part 1 - Worldview & Vision & Part 2 - A Volatile Combination

(93) Transforming Society by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 4/6/2006
Even during Jesus' ministry the question of the role of the Kingdom in society was a hot issue. Both Jesus' disciples and the Jews wanted Him to transform their society to one that was just, liberated from Roman oppression and free of poverty. Satan tried to convince Him to build His kingdom on feeding the hungry (Matthew 4:3); Judas argued that the precious ointment could have been used to feed the poor and the other disciples could not wait for Him to set up His Kingdom and chase the Romans into the sea.

(94) Transforming Churches by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 4/7/2006
Part of the whole transformation process that is going on today has to do with the transformation of churches. Already in the '70s the environment was being created to prepare churches and leaders for radical change. One of the war cries of the early charismatic movement was "new wine in new wineskins," meaning that the church has to be changed or transformed in order to accept the "new wine." New wine was interpreted to mean "the new thing that God is doing." This is of course not what Jesus meant at all when He said those words as recorded in Matthew 9:17.

(95) Transformations II, Political Christianity and False African Revivals by Kato Mivule, January 9, 2006
Reports have been circulating Christendom especially in the West about a "Revival" that is going on in Uganda and Africa by the Sentinel Group and their "Transformations II' DVD/Video Series. A careful examination of what Sentinel Group calls "Revival " and "Transformation' is nothing short of an advancement of "Western Global Civilization, Democracy, and Christianity'.  A "Transformation' is going on for real in Africa and yes, I will not dispute the fact as reported by George Otis, Peter Wagner and the "Transformations II' Video/DVD Series. However, one has to carefully look at the "Transformations" going on in Africa and ask a simple question, who is "transforming' Christianity in Africa today? Is this the working of Christ Jesus or a joint effort of Man and Satan? The fruits tell as we see the Church in Africa being conformed to this world and not transformed to the Image of Christ Jesus

(96) The Global Day of Prayer: Sunday, 4th of June, 2006 by Moriel Ministries, 05/15/06
http://www.discernment-ministries.org/NLMayJune_2005.htm
http://www.discernment-ministries.org/NLJulyAugust_2005.htm
I commend these articles to you as they once more expose the political influences and agendas that are clearly manipulating the global initiatives of many of today's so-called influential "evangelicals'. Locally God's people should pray against the dark and evil forces to be found at the heart of the thinking behind this "Global Day of Prayer' initiative.

(97) "Fiery agents of transformation" by Discernment Research Group, 6/05/2006 
But "marketplace evangelism" is a planned global expansion of corporate profit-making interests, working hand-in-hand with church (mission) leaders and fragile (and vulnerable) national sovereignties. Because of our form of government in America, there are many safeguards ensuring that that people are not tyrannized by the excesses this collaborative structure. This collaboration is also known as the 3-legged stool, and it is being viewed as a useful tool to implement this virulent new dominionism. The potential for abuses to freedom, liberty, and to true Gospel evangelism are unlimited.

(98) Announcing -- Philanthropic Apostles! by Discernment Research Group, Tuesday, June 13, 2006
C. Peter Wagner, leader of the New Apostolic Reformation and Rick Warren's advisor, has done it again. He's concocted another new kind of apostle -- the philanthropic apostle. This new creature is obviously not a Scriptural term. But this role is an essential feature of the new kingdom dominionism/transformation agenda.

(99) The Theophostic Apple: Think Before You Bite by Jan Fletcher, Lying Spirits, 6/06
Can you eat an apple core without chewing through the outer part of the apple first? Though common sense would say no, nonetheless, that's the conclusion of Elliot Miller in his two-part evaluation on Theophostic Prayer Ministry, published in the Christian Research Journal, Vol. 29, numbers 2 and 3.

(100) The Manipulations of Dominionism by Sarah Leslie, Discernment Newsletter, July/August 2006
Dominionism is a form of futurism. Futurism is the belief that man can create his own future. This belief requires that man manipulate things in the present.

(101) Foundation Imperialism by Discernment Research Group - Herescope, Discernment Newsletter, July/August 2006
It seems like an extraordinary coincidence. C. Peter Wagner launched his new "philanthropic apostles" at the same time that Bill Gates, the world's richest billionaire, retired from running the Microsoft Corporation to spend his time doing philanthropy at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

(102) The Manipulations of Dominionism by Sarah Leslie, Discernment Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 4, July/August 2006
Dominionism is a form of futurism. Futurism is the belief that man can create his own future. This belief requires that man manipulate things in the present.

(103) It's All About Jesus! - Report On Trip To Africa including T.B. Joshua, Nigerian Crusades and Tranformations South Africa by Jewel Grewe, Dicernment Ministries Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 6, Novemeber/December 2006 
We did also witness another "breed" of Christian in Nigeria who have been greatly influenced by the Word/Faith prosperity teaching and also by the Apostles and Prophet movement.

(104) ... and all liars ... by Sandy Simpson, 11/05/06
There is a lesson for all true believers in recent events.  Have nothing to do with deeds of darkness perpetrated by false brothers.  Reject heresy.  Mark and avoid false teachers.

(105) Networking The Church by Herescope, 2/21/07
Transforming the church -- and the world mission movement -- into a gigantic networked system of spiraling linked groups will conform the global church to the global governance model discussed in the previous series of posts. This is indeed a paradigm shift! Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 & Part 8.

(106) The Dominion Mandate and the Christian Reconstruction Movement by Bob DeWaay, 2/07
A recent theological movement known as Christian Reconstruction has made a significant impact on American Christianity in the past several decades. It is based on a Reformed, Calvinistic view of theology with some significant, unique twists. The most prominent one is the conviction that the Scripture gives the church a mandate to take dominion over this world socially and culturally before the bodily return of Jesus Christ.1 This teaching is known as the "dominion mandate."

(107) Networking Mission by Herescope, 3/29/07
A discussion of the networking of the church would not be complete unless it also examines the networking of global mission groups.

(108) Early Networks by Herescope, 4/5/07
Fuller Theological Seminary was a network hub for these young leaders who went on to become influential in evangelicalism and the world mission movement. Fuller modeled itself after secular institutions of higher learning by purposefully concentrating on training a generation of academic leaders who could then practice intellectual infiltration, diffusing the new doctrines of neoevangelicalism throughout other evangelical colleges and seminaries, publishing houses and mission agencies.

(109) The New Spiritual Warfare Strategies by T.A. McMahon, The Berean Call, 1997
Sadly, many who are a part of the spiritual warfare movement will see our concerns as ignorance based on the presumption that we have not "been there, done that." The more charitable participants in SLSW perceive us as either "just not called to the spiritual front lines" or "pitifully blind to the dynamic things the Holy Spirit is doing in our day." On the contrary, rather than quenching or grieving the Holy Spirit, we are simply trying to point to that which the Spirit of Truth has already made clear in the Scriptures for truly effective spiritual warfare. Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(110) Joel's Army - The New Breed by Jewel Grewe, Discernment Ministries Newsletter, May-June 2007
In researching the subject further there seems to be overwhelming writings that do indicate that a Children's Crusade did occur and in Cloyes, France there is a stain-glassed window that portrays the same.   However, the important point is that children are not to be manipulated and taught what is beyond what a child is to learn. They must be taught the very basics, line up line "precept upon precept." and allowed to be a child. They are not prepared to be "trained" in the spirit realm.

(111) Transformation Africa 2007: The Deception Continues by Prof Johan Malan, Middelburg, South Africa (May 2007)
Graham Power's idea that more power will be generated by prayers offered from the top of high mountains has been derived from the strategic spiritual warfare approach followed by George Otis, Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Ted Haggard and others. This type of prayer is aimed at pulling down demonic strongholds in heavenly places, but has no biblical foundation. We must revert to the basics of the gospel message, in which the major perspective is the counselling of sinners, preferably as individuals or in small groups. The transformation of entire societies will only occur after Christ has come to reward His saints and judge His enemies.

(112) Kingdom-Now "Prophets" Unite on 07/07/07 by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 5/14/07
This week the Elijah List, an umbrella group of today's prominent false prophets, sent out a notice of a coming event this summer:

(113) Dominionism And The Rise Of Christian Imperialism by Sarah Leslie, 5/07
Conspiracy theorizing about the Christian Right's supposedly "secret" agenda involves highlighting the hate-mongering and bizarre ideas of a handful of Christian Right players while neglecting the broad popularity of dominion theology.

(114) The New Prophets And Apostles and Superstition by Sandy Simpson, 5/22/07
False prophets have always been known and identified as using divination and augury to try to set dates for certain events.  The dates they set, though they hold festivals to celebrate them, never produce the results they predict.  Their superstitious behavior and their adherence to these mythologies are one way to identify them as false prophets.

(115) "River Flush USA" Event To Precede 7/7/7 "The Call--Nashville" reported by Sandy Simpson, 6/5/07
The Wagners, Chuck Pierce, Jim & Faith Chosa, et al have "prepared the way" so to speak by conducting an occultic event called, "River Flush, USA" where they used Native American and New Age shamanistic techniques to conduct deliverance of the midwestern and southern continental US's river systems, which they claim are being used as a "vast network and communications base for the 'prince of the power of the air' and for the second heaven principalities to legally link into the earth." 

(116) All That Glitters is not God's Glory by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 6/10/07
The latest charismatic craze heralding the long-awaited "Latter Rain" has fallen in Idaho â€" and I really mean fallen. How can the "holy laughter'-shaking-drunkenness craze be outdone? How about with the gemstone-"weight-loss'-"hair growth' revival? We're talking major signs and wonders here! That's right - gemstones are falling from the sky in Coeur d'Alene. We can call this the "Chicken-Little Latter Rain Revival." It's raining cheap jewelry. 

(117) The "7-M Mandate" by Herescope, 6/15/07
"Our theological bedrock is what has been known as Dominion Theology. This means that our divine mandate is to do whatever is necessary, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to retake the dominion of God's creation which Adam forfeited to Satan in the Garden of Eden. It is nothing less than seeing God's kingdom coming and His will being done here on earth as it is in heaven."--C. Peter Wagner, letter, May 31, 2007, red added.

(118) Seven Apostolic Spheres by Herescope, 6/25/07
"We all agree that the society to be transformed is not just one big conglomerate, but a unified whole that is made up of several vital pieces, each one of which must take its own path toward transformation. These segments of society should be seen as apostolic spheres."--C. Peter Wagner, The Church in the Workplace, (Regal, 2006), p. 112 [emphasis added]. The quote above comes from a chapter in C. Peter Wagner's book The Church in the Workplace, which is an account of the marketplace transformation movement. This book is an attempt to justify a new role for the church co-mingling with the corporate business world, based on the newly concocted doctrines of C. Peter Wagner, George Otis, Ed Silvoso, Dennis Peacocke, and a host of other Latter Rain and Reconstructionist leaders.

(119) Dominionism: The New Christian Fascism? - Is it ultimately that different from Islamic Fascism? by Sandy Simpson, 6/29/07
One of the lies those who follow heretics are believing today is the lie of Dominionism.  This false theology gets believers to focus their attention on what God has NOT ordained.  Then they are swept away in the pantheistic mysticism that has taken up residence in many churches, relying on their feelings to guide them.  At that point they are already following the enemy and don't even know it.  If they would search the Scriptures daily they would know they are a tool of the enemy.  But rather than repent they continue down the path of heresy, carrying out the ridiculous edicts of false apostles, the false prophecies of self-proclaimed "prophets", and passing along the fables false teachers make up daily to tickle the ears of their followers until their consciences are branded with a hot iron and they can no longer discern truth from error.  At that point they have given in to delusion.  When God allowed Pharaoh many chances to repent and he hardened his heart, God finally hardened it for him.  God will do the same when He ultimately sends a great delusion on those who no longer have a love of the truth.  These deluded ones will end up being the same Fascists as their counterparts in Islam.

(120) Updated! Pre Millennial And Post Millennial Doctrines Do Not Mix by Sandy Simpson, 7/13/07
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.

(121) Updated! The Doctrines of Dominionism by Herescope, 7/9/07 - also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 & Part 10.
One does not have to wade very far into the waters of Dominionism before encountering an old Hermetic heresy that heaven and earth can become united, as illustrated by the quotation above. This doctrine is now rampantly taught throughout the New Age Movement and the New Apostolic Reformation, as well as mission organizations and political left and right Dominionist movements.

(122) Proponents Of A New Paradigm by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 8/07
"In 1984 Bob Jones of the Kansas City false prophets, according to Wes Campbell11 was told by 'god,' 'The Church is going to go into a time of deprivation.' After that time 'god' was going to 'throw a massive party.' This was to be followed by a bloody civil war in the Church.. . Counterfeit revivalists . . . have built on this false prophecy to project ideas about the civil war which is about to engulf the end time Church. They speak of the 'blue coats' from the North fighting the 'gray coats' from the South... the blue coats stand for the revelatory - the revelation, and the gray for gray matter - man's wisdom. Rick Joyner12 is convinced that the grays, whom he characterizes as 'spiritually ruthless and cruel,' must be 'confronted and exposed and either converted or removed from their place of influence in the church. After the grays, who he says constitute ' nearly half of the believers in the world today', are defeated, there will be 'an entirely new definition of Christianity'. As Joyner declared, 'Believers and unbelievers alike will think that it is the end of Christianity as we know it, and it will be. Through this, the very definition of Christianity will be changed, for the better.' "Fact is, if you alter 'Christianity' so that it's no longer recognizable, then it's no longer Christianity!"

(123) Does Matthew 16:28 teach the kingdom already came on earth and it has been here all along? by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/8/07
Jesus needs to return to establish the kingdom on earth permanently. This encompasses His physical return with angels and glory that will be seen by all. 

(124) Doctrines Of Devils by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 8/19/07
Anyone who has read my Reflections much in the past two years knows that I continually expose doctrines of devils being brought into the church under the guise of the latest wave of the spirit. Solomon said "there is nothing new under the sun," and that is very clear by looking at how the devil has packaged his doctrines over the years to appear as something new when nothing is new but the Emperor's new clothes in which he dresses them. It's sort of funny when we hear about the newest and most exclusive religious group or movement showing up advertising their latest discoveries as the most provocative of all time. 

(125) Building on the Transformations Foundation by Herescope, Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Rutz's theology is built on the foundation of the new doctrines and practices of what is now called The New Apostolic Reformation. In particular, his book gives great credence to George Otis of The Sentinel Group and his Transformations and Transformations II video series.

(126) The End Of Orthodoxy by Herescope, 9/24/07
The New Apostolic Reformation is all about changing orthodoxy. But the leaders don't necessarily challenge orthodoxy head-on. Rather they are going about it in a different way. Sometimes they do an "end-run" around orthodoxy. Other times, rather than dismissing the fundamentals of the faith entirely, they propose adopting a more "generous orthodoxy" based on postmodern assumptions about the nature of man on earth. The resultant "re-thinking" has had the effect of adding new tenets, methods, practices and beliefs to the faith. Adding to the faith with "new truths" creates a synthesis.

(127) Shamanism in the Church - Occult "Eagle Spirituality" Manifests in Popular "Prophetic" Ministries by Mark Dinsmore, The Berean Call, 10/20/07
So why do the neo-prophets and apostles of today use the eagle as a symbol of choice? Many "prophetic" ministries associate eagles with tremendous natural vision and observable qualities of "rising above;" but like shamans and seers-ancient and modern-they err in assigning to eagles spiritual qualities.

(129) Spiritual Pyromaniacs by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 11/12/07
You've heard the saying, "If you play with fire you're going to get burnt." Today's "Christian" Gnostics seem to have an obsession with the elements of earth, wind, water, and fire. When we watch "Christian" television, be it Sky Angel, TBN, or the God Channel, we hear the televangelists and "prophetic" folks scream "Fire"! over people who react with wild jerkings and flailing of limbs as they go down in a heap on the floor. What is this "fire" being thrown around on these platforms in such a showy fashion? 

(130) Rethinking Eschatology: Dominionists on the Move by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 12/6/07
This past weekend, December 4, 2007, in Dallas, Texas, there was an Acts 29 Conference. It was called Eschatology and the Marketplace: Rethinking the Future and sponsored by the marketplace transformation apostles. This conference is an interesting precursor to another marketplace transformation conference, which is immediately following Robert Schuller's Rethink Conference (see previous blog posts), and called Reclaiming the 7 Mountains the 2008 Church in the Workplace Conference. This Reclaiming the 7 Mountains Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on January 24-26. This "Rethinking the Future" eschatology conference was hosted by the RiosBrook Foundation. Linda Rios Brook, president of this foundation, is closely associated with C. Peter Wagner and a member of his International Coalition of Apostles. She heads Acts 29, which is variously described as "a think tank seeking answers to social and cultural issues through the marketplace" and the "Apostolic Council for Transformation in Society." The RiosBrook Foundation's purpose is Dominionist:

(131) Prognosticators in the Land by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 12/30/07
Every year around this time we see news features that look back at the year to size up the events that took place. In the church world, 2007 seemed somewhat typical - no big revivals, true or false, to report on. The biggest thing to happen this year were the killings that took place in Colorado at YWAM and at Ted Haggard's former church New Life Church. We also had the 7-7-7 let-down of Lou Engle's "The Call" that was hyped up to be the expectant "shift" in the heavenlies - a big dud! Then two scandalous marriage break-ups of Juanita Bynum and Paula White. Nothing earth-shattering there! And 2007 was wrapped up in the announcement of the televangelist investigation of Senator Grassley that is ongoing. But the year's biggest dud is the prophecy record of the "Christian" prognosticators. These men and women in the apostolic/prophetic movement get together at the beginning of every year and publish their prognostications for the coming year. They already have their latest predictions for 2008 on DVD for sale so they can make a quick buck by selling you "hidden truth" all for $69.00. So-called prophets Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Stacey Campbell, Denny Cline, and Steve Shultz will tell us what God is doing in 2008, as if God is tied into our calendar! 

(132) 2008: The year of the "Great Shift"? by Herescope, 12/31/07
Below is a selected list of New Year "prophecies," messages and conferences from the New Apostolic Reformation leaders in the evangelical world. You will notice the strong Dominionism themes which call for the transformation of culture and nations, bringing heaven to earth, perfecting the Bride of Christ on earth, training Joel's Army, taking over the neo-Kuyperian spheres of society, etc. These messages have little or nothing to do with the Gospel of repentance and the cross. The two-edged sword of the Word of God operating in the hearts of men for salvation is being replaced by these kingdom-building activities to transform the earth. There is an inexplicable and formidable silence on the part of evangelical leaders as these heresies sweep over the church unchallenged and unchecked, usurping the simplicity of the Gospel with the distorted doctrines in evidence below.

(133) The Roots and Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation  by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, Issue 103 - November / December 2007
Church history has shown that whenever new claimants to the office of apostle have arisen, so have false teachings. The teachings of many such persons today, as we have seen, are shocking in the extremity of their error. Yet C. Peter Wagner claims that churches that he terms "apostolic" in this new sense are part of the fastest growing segment of the church in the world today.34 Perhaps he is right; but if he is, this is proof of massive end time apostasy and not the revival he claims it to be. The only binding authority in the church is that of Scripture. God does not bind us to mixture, error, or the musings of men. The false apostles and prophets of the NOLR and NAR have no power over the true, blood-bought church of God. Prophets that are less than inerrant have nothing to sell but fear: "When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him" (Deuteronomy 18:22). The grandiose claims that span from Leade, to Warnock, to Branham, to Paulk, and to Hamon have never come to pass, and they never will. There will be no virgin born, many-membered man-child, Elijah company, new breed of man, new incarnation of the Christ on earth or any other such blasphemy. The role these terms describe is that of antichrist. The true Christ will return bodily and catch his church up to meet Him in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

(134) What is Hope 2008? by First Plumbline Apologetics, 1/08
A page on the ecumenical/inferfaith Hope 2008.

(135) Sickles Ready to Reap Nations? by Herescope, 1/10/08
Every year the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation release their "prophecies" for the coming year. This year's prophecies are even more bold about proclaiming that the "church" will "judge" the nations.

(136) Seven Spheres of Influence by Herescope, 1/15/08
This blog has focused many posts on C. Peter Wagner's agenda, as part of the New Apostolic Reformation, to influence the 7 spheres or 7 mountains of culture, by actually changing nations and governments, cultural and social structures, in the name of "building the kingdom of God on earth." In C. Peter Wagner's "prophecy" above, he says that 2008 will have "The anointing for dominion" where "[e]ach sector of society will begin to be touched by the power of God in new fresh ways from government, education, the medical fields, media, the arts and other areas."

(137) How to "Conquer the 7 Spheres"  by Herescope, 1/19/08
This quotation originated from an interview done by marketplace transformation "apostle" Os Hillman with Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), who claims to have had a vision of 7 "spheres" of society conjointly with Bill Bright of Campus Crusade. In a previous post we challenged the credibility of this story, believing it to be revisionist history. One area of marketing emphasis is clearly youth. Another focus is the workplace.

(138) Does Jesus' command in Mt. 25 mean we are to take care for the world? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 1/23/08
Matthew 25:31-46 ... Many have this as their theme and a requirement for a social gospel, they have changed the text to a general principle that is applied to everyone. Jesus' principle of We are to do unto others as we would have them do unto us is to be our lifestyle but in this rebuke it is more specific. Christians are to help in various ways but this is not our specific mission to solve poverty or disease. Of course, if people are starving they cannot listen to a spiritual message about their soul too well. We should be there for catastrophes such as earthquakes and floods... What of the poverty in the church, are we to feed the world and not the brethren? Isn't this what Jesus said to do in Mt.25. Unfortunately Mt. 25 is often used for a general humanitarian effort of the church. 

(139) Creating Heaven on Earth by Herescope, 2/14/08
The false gospel of building the kingdom of God on earth incorporates the age-old occult teaching that man's efforts and activities will bring Heaven to Earth. This teaching has been lurking off stage in the evangelical world for several decades. It is now building steam as the hottest new teaching to make the New Apostolic Reformation circuit. And it has gone mainstream with N.T. Wright's new book Surprised by Hope. 

(140) Deliverance! - A Biblical Guide To Freedom From "Another Spirit" - The Possible Consequence Of The Unbiblical Practice Of "Slain In The Spirit" by Sandy Simpson, 2/08
The cases are legion.  Let's look at John (a psuedonym) as one case in thousands that I read through the years in the emails sent to my site. 

(141) The "Dread Champion Army" by Herescope, 2/22/08
The false prophecy above has been touted by New Apostolic Reformation leader Bill Hamon for years. In keeping with this timetable, the pitch and intensity of the military rhetoric of this branch of the global Dominionist movement has substantially increased since the beginning of 2008. Hyper-esoteric language enshrouds the calls for warriors and warfare with increasing fervor and zeal. One can only wonder how long before this transforms into real warfare with actual warriors.

(142) The Dark Side of Jealousy by Herescope, 3/13/08
The teaching about creating heaven on earth can be found in both the New Age/New Spirituality and the New Apostolic Reformation/Emergent movements. The teaching claims that God's Kingdom will be built on earth, Armageddon will be bypassed, and Paradise restored. The biblical phrase from the Lord's Prayer, cited by Bill Hamon in his last sentence quoted directly above, now carries the meaning "as above, so below." This idea comes from Hermeticism; it is not a Christian, nor a biblical teaching. It should not surprise us that a doctrine imported into neoevangelicalism from the occult world would begin to bear evil fruit. Wherever one finds the utopian language of peace, love and harmony on earth, it quickly secedes into warfare and Dominionism language!

(143) Does Gen.1 28 mean we are to take "dominion" over all creation today? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/08
Dominion does not mean we as the church or government are to rule over humans or nations. This wanting to rule over other people (dominion) is from man's fallen nature. God made man to serve just as Jesus gave us the example as a perfect man- He came to serve.

(144) Let's take dominion NOW! by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/08
Peter Wagner's admission of dominionism and how he arrives at his justification for it.

(145) Elijah List False Teachings and False Prophecies Archive by Holly Pivec, Spirit of Error, 4/11/08
But others in the apostolic-prophetic movement believe that "apostles" and "prophets" are giving new doctrinal revelation to the church (new teachings not found in the Bible) and that all Christians must submit to the "apostles" and "prophets" " in fact, the whole world must submit to them. A well-known supporter of these teachings is C. Peter Wagner ... He calls the apostolic-prophetic movement the "New Apostolic Reformation." I may also start using this term to clarify which part of the movement my blog is critiquing " the part that shares Wagner's unorthodox views of apostles and prophets.

Continually Updated! (146) The ElijahList - The biggest distributor of false prophecies in cyberspace compiled by Sandy Simpson, 4/08
This is a sampling of false prophecies by many false prophets that have been distributed by ElijahList.

(147) Tinker with Theology, Tinker with Man by Herescope, 4/29/08
When neoevangelical leaders began concocting new doctrines and new understandings of old doctrines, they began tinkering with theology.

(148) Was Paul A Pragmatist? by Herescope, 5/15/08
From the very beginning the Leadership Network forged a brilliant dialectic process in order to facilitate the postmodern church era. On the one hand they created the mystical syncretistic Emergent movement. On the other hand they wrought the pragmatic, Drucker-driven, utilitarian, Megachurch model. These two creations would appear to be opposite extremes. One pole could then work off the other. The utilitarian megachurch could be accused of too much dry, dead pragmatism -- spirit-stifling numbers-driven, business results & methods-driven, impersonal franchises, etc. In a planned reaction against this, the hip, young Emergent would arise, claiming that the worse excesses of stale programmed structure inhibits spiritual growth and vitality, therefore we need something new. And the tenets and practices of the New (Apostolic) Reformation would arise as the perfect synthesis solution. Neither extreme is theologically sound, nor is the proposed third-way compromise of a new reformation. The New Apostolic Reformation/Transformation (in its many guises) would serve as a perfect vehicle in juxtaposition to the old orthodoxies, fundamentalism, theology and doctrine.

(149) Are we seeing the Latter Rain that the book of Joel predicted? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 7/4/08
There are three facets to keep in mind to have a correct interpretation of Acts 2:17 which refers to Joel 2,3. 1) time 2) place 3) recipients. All three need to be accurate to determine if in fact it this outpouring has taken place. 1.Time- this occurs in the tribulation period near the end, so it is impossible for this to be happening now. 2.Place- It begins in Israel specifically Mt. Zion (Jerusalem). 3. Recipients- It is to the Jewish people primarily for them to be saved. If this is not taking place with all three elements then it has not happened as the Scripture records and it is not fulfilled prophecy.

(150) Kicking the Kingdom into High Gear by Herescope, 7/15/08
There is a massive re-"alignment" going on in the so-called "apostolic" realm these days, and most of attention is being concentrated on the United States. The focus of this new "alignment" is a virulent new form of patriotic Dominionism, and it is being championed by the charismatic leaders. C. Peter Wagner's July 11, 2008 Global Harvest Ministries newsletter was titled "Alignment! Looking toward the Future. " In it he announced that "our desire is that Chuck Pierce, our son in ministry, become the heir to GHM" (Global Harvest Ministries).

(151) CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) Presents Soaking Prayer Seminar - Serious Problems with This Practice by Lighthouse Trails, 7/15/08
When CBN presents their Spiritual Gifts Seminar this coming Tuesday with Marguerite Evans, we pray that participants will have their eyes opened and see that soaking prayer is not biblical prayer but could put them into contact with realms that would endanger their spiritual wellbeing.

(152) God's Dream? A KINGDOM BUILDING DREAM by Herscope, 7/17/08
This Washington, D.C. Mall event described above is connected with the rise of patriotic Dominionism, described in the previous post. The organizers of this event have been working for several decades to create a youth movement that could fulfill their expectations for a "New Breed" and could function as a "Joel's Army." To recruit young people for their "bootcamps" and prayer "furnaces", these men have invoked patriotic fervor over the abortion issue especially, and morality generally.

(153) A New Obsession With Angels by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 7/20/08
There are spirits in the material world and they're not all good ones. In fact, there's a recent obsession with angels in certain church circles, such as the emergent church and the apostolic/prophetic movement. 

(154) God's Dream? A KINGDOM BUILDING DREAM by Herescope, 7/17/08
This Washington, D.C. Mall event described above (The Call) is connected with the rise of patriotic Dominionism, described in the previous post. The organizers of this event have been working for several decades to create a youth movement that could fulfill their expectations for a "New Breed" and could function as a "Joel's Army." To recruit young people for their "bootcamps" and prayer "furnaces", these men have invoked patriotic fervor over the abortion issue especially, and morality generally.

(155) God's Dream = PEACE, A Global Kingdom Dream by Herescope, 8/6/08
What does the term "God's Dream" mean? After our last post, which we left posted for several weeks due to its serious subject matter, we began an Internet search to see what we could locate to answer this question. We were helped in our quest by Warren Smith, whose impeccable research into the New Age movement helped us to piece together some key elements.

(156) Utter Bedlam - Robert Heidler And Chuck Pierce Sing With the Sun and Planets, Open Portals to God and Angels by Wyatt Roberts, 8/5/08
As a followup to my post about JoAnn McFatter, who teaches a class on "Worship Sound and Movement" at Heidler and Pierce's Issachar School, this is an audio recording of Heidler leading a service in which he, Pierce, and others join in the "Sound of the Heavens" along with the Sun, and other stars and planets. Without a doubt, this is the freakiest thing I have ever heard. If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be: bedlam

(157) Are we seeing the Latter Rain that the book of Joel predicted? by Mike Oppeneheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 8/8/08
There are three facets to keep in mind to have a correct interpretation of Acts 2:17 which refers to Joel 2,3.

(158) New Breed: Gasping in Church(?) by LocalPastor, on Christian Research Service, YouTube Video, Sunday, August 24, 2008
Features Matt Sorger, violent angels, Patricia King, "water walkers," John Crowder and "tokin' the Ghost" and saying "Jehovah-uana" (which is short for Jehovah-marijuana). Only God knows how many people have been conditioned and deceived by these false teachers.

(159) The Judgment was Set, and the Books were Opened by Philip L. Powell, Christian Witness Ministries (CWM), 9/1/08
There comes a time when God intervenes in the affairs of men. Divine judgment inevitably begins among God's people.

(160) The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going? - Radio interview with Sandy Simpson, 9/5/08

(161) The New Breed Doctrine by Mike Oppenheimer, 9/15/08
Identifying the false prophets promises.

(162) Bonnie Jones and Her B-Movie 'Dream' by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, September 19, 2008
If there was ever a time for Christians to read, study, and trust in God word, it is now; for never before in the history of mankind has there been the present plague of false teachers spewing a rash of heresies, false prophecies, false dreams and visions, and false visitations from angels and "Jesus."

(163) Kim Clement Prophesies That Barack Obama Will Win. Elijah's List Prophesies That Sarah Palin's Win. Who Is Right? by Jesus Christology, 9/21/08
So Pentecostal Word of Faith charismatics, since these are BOTH anointed true prophets of God bringing fresh wine and new oil - or is it fresh oil and new wine - how can they both be right? Well, for one, it is obvious that NONE OF THESE PEOPLE GIVE TWO CENTS ABOUT JOHN MCCAIN OR JOE BIDEN! So maybe Barack Obama will win, ask Joe Biden to step down, and make Sarah Palin his vice president? Or maybe it is that ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE LIARS, FRAUDS, AND FALSE PROPHETS THAT ARE GOING TO DO FLOATING BELLYFLOPS INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE?!?!

(164) Melissa Fisher: Mortuary Outreach by Chrystal, Slaughter of the Sheep Blog, Saturday, October 04, 2008
Excerpt (includes video): "Melissa Fisher, with Patricia King's Extreme Prophetic, talks about her evangelism team's mortuary outreach, where they go into the mortuaries in an attempt to raise the dead. Needless to say, it has never worked." 

(165) Is the Kingdom of God on earth now or do we still have to wait for it? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/1/08
We are watching a growing trend of rejecting the idea that Christ is coming back literally, physically (pre-millennial view) to rule over the nations and establish his governmental rule. They have replaced it with the concept of the church is to take over the world and establish the kingdom of God.

(166) Letter to Pastor David Jones - Request for 'Angel Feather' by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 11/19/08
Christian Research Service believes that in light of 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 and 1 John 4:1, when professing Christians make a claim, they should be ready, willing, and able to validate their claims and provide proof. If their claims are true, they have nothing to fear from public scrutiny. The following letter was e-mailed to Pastor David Jones of the House of Praise Church in Katy, Texas, and was followed up with the same letter on November 15, 2008. Both letters were e-mailed to three different accounts. With the exception of automatic replies (see example below), as of this writing there has been no reply from Pastor Jones.

(167) "God's General's" video series at YouTube by LocalPastor, 1/09 - (Note: No longer available)
(1) God's Generals - Part I - John Dowie
(2) God's Generals - Part II - Charles Fox Parham
(3) God's Generals - Part III - William Branham
(4) God's Generals - Part IV - John G. Lake
(5) God's Generals - Part V - Aimee Semple McPherson
(6) God's Generals - The Legacy

(168) ANGEL FEATHERS: Analyzed, Examined, and Found Wanting by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, January 19, 2009
It must be emphasized that a claim without solid evidence is like a bird without feathers--it won't fly. The burden of proof rests with the one making the claim. Chad Leatherby claims to possess numerous "angel feathers." He provided CRS with what he believes to be "angel feathers," and was informed upfront that the feathers would be analyzed and examined by qualified experts. However, the feathers Leatherby provided were BIRD FEATHERS! 

(169) John Crowder at John Dowie's gravesite claiming to be getting an "anointing" from a dead man at YouTube, video by LocalPastor, 1/19/09
Video at YouTube - no longer available.  Check this link for the same story.

(170) Questions on 'Angel Feathers' by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 1/09
The following questionnaire was made possible in part by Christians within the field of apologetics, cult-evangelism, and research. Their advice and observations proved to be a valuable contribution, and is deeply appreciated. If you are involved in the signs and wonders movement and believe you have experienced "supernatural manifestations" in the form of "angel feathers," please read the article, Feathers from Heaven? Afterwards, read the following questions carefully, and rely on God's written word as your ultimate and final authority. 

(171) The Delusional World Of Mark Stibbe & St Andrews Chorleywood by James Jacob Prasch, 1/31/09
Welcome to St. Andrew's Chorleywood, The UK Platform For The Promotion Of Sexually Perverted Deceivers From Paul Cain To Todd Bentley.

(172) False Profits & False Prophets by Herescope, 2/25/09
Financial greed: occasion for spiritual deception.

(173) The NAR's Fairy Godmother? Jane Leade & The Philadelphian Society by End Times Prophetic, 2/9/09
"[The New Apostolic Reformation] belief that "God is restoring the office of Apostles and Prophets." can be traced to the "1679 Prophecy" by the occult Christian Kabbalist sect called the Philadelphian Society. The Philadelphians believed in the Kabbalah doctrine of "Gilgul" or the Transmigration of souls. They believed that the souls of ancient Israel would reincarnate into their genetic descendants, which include to souls of the *original* apostles and prophets. Mike Bickle, Bob Weiner, John Wimber, Bill Hamon, Rick Joyner, C. Peter Wagner and all the many Latter Rain "Apostles and Prophets" get their "Apostolic Authority" through doctrines of reincarnation and it is because of this that *ALL* of the Latter Rain "Apostles and Prophets" can be rightly labeled "occult" in both senses of the word i.e. 1) hidden and 2) inherently evil.

(174) John Ortberg Expose by James Sundquist, Rock Salt Publishing, 3/20/09
I am writing this article as a letter in response to a SOS email I received from a sister whose church has been contaminated with Richard Foster and John Ortberg teachings, who will presenting it to her board of deacons and directors of her church.  Even before I wrote two books exposing Rick Warren, I wrote an article exposing Willowcreek Church where John Ortberg was once a teaching pastor.  (see:  http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/willowcreek.htmlThere are so many problems with Ortberg, it is hard to know where to begin.  But the fact that he was a major pastor at Willowcreek (Hybels) should alone disqualify him.  He promoted equality of women as pastors there.

(175) Faith Setzer and her Bleeding Jesus - Did Jesus shed His blood after the resurrection? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, March 25, 2009
According to Faith Setzer, the "Jesus" she encountered in 2007 dripped blood from its clothing, and even onto her.

(176) New Recruits Arrive - A New Breed Of Extreme Prophetic Players Are Called Up The The Big Leagues by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 3, May/June 2009

(177) Signs That Make One Wonder by Orrel Stienkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 4, July/August 2009
Signs and wonders have always been claimed in the church_ In the middle ages signs and wonders were usually related to apparitions of the Virgin Mary. It wasn't until the latter part of the 19tb century that the sign phenomena began to be noted again Alexander Dowse and Mary Woodworth-Etter, (the "trance evangelist"), being examples. The Pentecostal move at tile turn of the 20th century emphasized healing and the spiritual gifts. But in more recent times John Wimber and his Vineyard movement chose signs and wonders as the focal point of their movement. Wimber's ministry and movement attained notoriety in a church growth class he team taught at Fuller Seminary on signs and wonders with C. Peter Wagner. Wimber's signs and wonders were, however, limited to healing, slain in the Spirit, halo's designating those to be healed and warm sensations etc. Wimber proceeded to found the Vineyard movement. It was Vineyard pastor John Amott that sparked the Toronto Blessing. Wimber surprisingly became uncomfortable with the excesses at Toronto and also with certain aspects of the Kansas City Prophets. He assumed leadership the Kansas City Prophetic and it became the Metro Vineyard of Kansas City. About this time Bob Jones, a prophet and seer at Kansas City, was sidelined because he used his so called prophetic seer ministry to influence ladies to disrobe before the Lord etc. Jones was given a behind the scenes ministry but never was achrally disciplined. Jones was res~ by Todd Bentley. It is interesting that a number of Vineyard paslors have been the ones to go beyond Toronto and are now into The Extreme Prophetic movement with yet more bizarre and strange supernatural phenomena. More Later.

(178) "The Apostles/Prophets Have Fallen and Can't Get Up" by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 5, September/October 2009
This proves again to be the same ole same ole of false prophets in church history.  Wesley and Whitfield had to contend with the French Prophets and the early church had to contend with Montanus and his female prophets in the second century.  And so it will be till the Son of Man returns.

(174) A letter from a participant of a G-12 meeting cited by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/25/09
I recently left a G12 church in Riverside, Ca. I was concerned about all the rules and how they only talked about the "Power of the blood of Jesus". They divided his blood into seven different ways to be applied to what we needed or wanted.

(175) Kingdom Violence by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 11/7/09
The parallels of this story with the condition of the visible church in America are easy to see. Jesus lamented in Matthew 11:12: "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." Most commentaries interpret this verse as some sort of metaphor for zealous faith. I could never read that into the passage. Zealous faith would not cause the kingdom of heaven to suffer, which is obviously something not good. A Baptist Bible teacher named David Reagan (not the prophecy teacher of that name) really hit the nail on the head with his exegesis: 

(176) Binding and Loosing - False Spiritual Warfare Teachings by Bob DeWaay, 11/09
"I bind you, Satan!" is uttered in thousands of prayers every day in America. "Spiritual warfare" books that teach Christian how to "bind Satan" are hot sellers. Not only is Satan himself subject to continual verbal "binding," but a whole host of demons and "principalities and authorities" of the heavenly realm are also thus assaulted. Christians who practice this form of spiritual warfare hope to forestall calamities and sickness, convert loved ones, and turn cities, states and even the nation to righteousness. If binding Satan will do all this, we should put this new spiritual technology into practice. However, if this practice is not Biblical, it may be more harmful than helpful. Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(177) United in prayer - United in error by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/29/09
The United in Prayer movement's false claims of change in Hawaii documented.

Updated! (178) Preparations for Sufferings by Herescope, 12/9/09
The Discernment Research Group has been publishing warnings about heresies and the activities of leaders promoting heresies since 2005. Recently we have been repeatedly asked by many believers to delve into the issue of "how do I prepare for the coming persecution?" While the world faith leaders lead their flocks into an ecumenical global church of massive proportions, there is a tiny remnant within each historical tradition or evangelical group that maintains adherence to the Bible. Increasingly we are getting reports about these believers being censored, ostracized, mocked, ridiculed, slandered, shut down and shut out, threatened, and more. Every possible tactic of persecution, short of suffering in the flesh, is now rapidly coming upon those in America who truly stand on the Word of God. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13 & Part 14

(179) "Oh! That Will Be Glory For Me" by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 15, No. 1, January/February 2010
The famous hymn line quoted above asserts the biblical teaching affirmed for centuries that glory awaits us when we are present with the Lord at *'His glorious return" to earth. Repeatedly future glory is depicted in thc New Testarnent as a future hope and not a prescm fcalily. Ncvcrth¢lc~, in Apostolic/Prophetic and Dominion circles, we are challenged to pursue and experience the "glory" in the here and now. Not only are we encouraged to experience the "glory", but unbelievable claims of glory experiences are reported. Just a few examples will make the point. Bobby Conners tosses glory around like someone throwing candy al a parade. "Do you want some?" Here's a sample of glory.." He loc-zdizes the glory in his hand like a ball and then tossed it to the crowd. Those who jump the highest and catch this glory explode with shaking and appear to be hit by some external terrestrial mystical force.

(180) Apostolic Pirate Brandon Barthrop Teaches Jesus Was Born Again by Ken Silva, 1/10/10
The man in the video is Brandon Barthrop and he has a "ministry" website called Red Letter Ministries that promotes getting high and whacked in the "Holy Spirit'. Brandon has also made the rounds with John Crowder and Benjamin Dunn promoting the Tokin' heresy in churches.

(181) Bethel's 'signs and wonders' include angel feathers, gold dust and diamonds by Amanda Winters, Redding.com, January 19, 2010
Bud Press said there is nothing in the Bible to back up the claims of angel feathers but there are a host of other explanations. "Birds shed feathers all the time, even in flight," he said. "It's nothing to see a feather floating down from a building or something like that. But if you're caught up in the deception and went to church last night and they talked about feathers falling from heaven ... immediately you're going to think it's a feather from heaven." Press said he believes the signs and wonders movement is spiritually dangerous and cited Bible passages that warn against it.

(182) Journey Into Wholeness or Journey Into Worldliness? - A comment on "40 Days of Reflection & Growth" (Spiritual Formation) being taught at Trevecca Nazarene University by Sandy Simpson, 12/15/09
The bottom line is that this EC type of questionnaire gets the student to look within themselves for the answer instead of to the written Word.  This can only lead to more confusion and will certainly not lead to spiritual formation.
Part 1 - Journey Into Wholeness or Journey Into Worldliness? - A comment on "40 Days of Reflection & Growth" (Spiritual Formation) being taught at Trevecca Nazarene University by Sandy Simpson, 12/15/09
Part 2 - Pragmatic Methodology versus Practical Theology - a comment on "Finding Your Spiritual Gifts" by C. Peter Wagner by Sandy Simpson, 1/18/10

(183) Brandon Barthrop: Proceeding From Bad To Worse - 'Apostolic Pirate' captaining a sinking ship by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, January 19, 2010
Barthrop's strange behavior and statements on YouTube have garnered laughter and cheers from his followers, and righteous indignation from discerning Christians.

(184) The ravers who get high on God by David Lowe, The Sun, 1/21/10
WILD-EYED and out of control, the clubbers flail wildly to a booming beat. With sweaty clothes clinging to their backs, some people even pass out. While this could easily be mistaken for a dodgy booze and drug-fuelled party, there is something very different about Sloshfest. The revellers are party loving Christians who don't drink or take drugs - but say their euphoria is down to the power of God and their seeming drunkenness due to "God-ka" and the "yum rum of Heaven".

(185) Haggard, Bentley, Liardon and Company - "Is God's Word No Longer The Standard?" by James Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 2/6/10
What do Ted Haggard, Todd Bentley, and Roberts Liardon all have in common? All either compromised with false doctrine or preached it even before their public falls from grace.

(186) Many Believers in SA are Jumping on the Bandwagon of Dominionism by Prof. Johan Malan, Mossel Bay, RSA (Feb. 2010)
Christians are increasingly mobilised towards efforts of controlling and reforming the world by reminding them of their long-forgotten dominion mandate. This is particularly the case in the US and South Africa from where the global Transformations Movement is orchestrated. Disciples of Christ have allegedly, like believers in the Old Testament, neglected their biblical mandate to rule over the world and are now held directly responsible for the serious moral and spiritual crisis in which the world finds itself.

(187) Comments to John Burton, No Reply by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, February 25, 2010
He bills himself as a "zealous revivalist" and a prophetic messenger to the church. He is an author, conference speaker, and a familiar face on YouTube. But despite his seemingly busy schedule, John Burton is an ambitious but minor league player within the "prophetic movement"--minor because his efforts in the spiritual are eclipsed by starry-eyed icons such as Todd Bentley, Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, and Bill Johnson, to name a few.

(188) MAYDAY!! MAYDAY!! We Have A Problem! A Comment on May Day 2010 - A Cry to God for a Nation in Distress by Steve Lumbley, Apostasy Watch, 3/9/10
Do not be deceived folks. This dominionist/kingdom now theology is nothing more than Church Jihad. The bible does not teach that we will bring righteousness to the world. It is Christ alone in his physical return to this earth who will establish a righteous world government. It is Christ alone who will rule the nations with a rod of iron, not man. There is no great end time revival but rather a great end time falling away from the truth of scripture and this deadly doctrine plays right into that great apostasy. Nothing good can come of this. Do not join yourself with apostates, unbelievers, and Chino's (Christian in name only). America is not Gods chosen nation. It is true that God has used America as a vessel of honor but it is also true that we have been used as a vessel of dishonor. The Lord has decreed that in the latter days all nations shall come against His covenant people and that includes the good old USA.

(189) The "Great Wealth Transfer' " 100 Percent Returns! by Spirit Of Error, 2/16/10
How can you get rich and build God's kingdom at the same time? By following the modern "apostles" and "prophets" " at least that's what they claim. They say a "great transfer of wealth" is about to occur " from the wicked to the righteous. If you want to be on the receiving end of the transfer, then you'd better get "properly aligned" with them. What that boils down to is submitting yourself to them. More than 30 so-called apostolic leaders taught people how to take part in the wealth transfer at the Financial K.E.Y.S. conference held earlier this month in Denver, Colorado. Speakers included Bruce Cook, Lance Wallnau, Os Hillman, Cindy Jacobs, Rick Joyner and C. Peter Wagner. See the full list here. The name of the conference " Financial K.E.Y.S. " refers to their teaching that money is the key to global transformation and establishing God's kingdom on earth.

(190) The Coalescing of the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism by Orrel Steinkamp, 4/8/10
What follows may be the most important article ever published by Discernment Ministries in its 21 year history. The first edition of the Discernment Newsletter, published in May 1990 began chronicling the activities of a group of men calling themselves "prophets" and "apostles," claiming to have extra-biblical revelation and calling to build an elite army to take over the Earth. This obscure cult infiltrated Pentecostal circles with its doctrines, but it wasn't until these "Kansas City Prophets," as they were called, connected with C. Peter Wagner from Fuller Theological Seminary, that they gained great momentum and helped to form the basis of what Wagner calls "The New Apostolic Reformation" (NAR). By 1991, in a little booklet titled Joel's Army by Jewel Grewe, she warned about the extreme Dominionist doctrines of these men. The heresies of this movement continued to gain momentum, especially through the evangelical television media. Nevertheless, most of the leaders were not readily recognized in the mainstream evangelical world. This coming month all is about to change. These NAR leaders are having a great big "coming out party" on May Day in Washington, D.C. These New Order of the Latter Rain cult leaders are going to be standing prominently alongside Christian Right and Republican Right leaders in an great convergence that positions them front and center stage. Their esoteric Dominionist doctrines are rapidly becoming integrated into the entire purpose of this event, albeit cloaked in the rhetoric of "saving America" patriotism. And herein lies the problem. For under the guise of moral causes, these men intend to change more than the declining culture of America. They intend to build the Kingdom of God on Earth, "sphere" by "sphere," nation by nation. 

(191) Dominionism's Fatal Flaw: The Depravity of Humanity, Including "Us" by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, 4/13/10
When looking at the mass of people in our culture--from Hollywood to skid row to Capitol Hill and in the church, and places in between--the lesson for all of us to understand is this: We are not better than them! Even if Christians were to gain control of our government's machinery and our country's courts, depravity would continue to reside among us because it continues to reside in us (1 John 1:8, 10). To try and think of it any differently is as self-righteous as self-deluding. 

(192) Christian Camouflage by Spirit of Error, 4/15/10
False apostles and false prophets don't make it easy for you to spot them. Like wild animals 'whose colors and physical features blend in with their natural surroundings' they try to conform to their Christian environments. Their No. 1 method of blending in with Christians is to quote from the Bible. If they quoted from the Koran or the Book of Mormon, then they'd be easy to detect. But they're much trickier than that. They quote Bible verses to back up their non-biblical teachings. This practice is what I call "Christian camouflage."

(193) Mayday, mayday! by Spirit of Error, 4/21/10
An alarming alliance is forming " leaders in the apostolic-prophetic movement are joining forces with leaders of America's Religious Right. The result: These "apostles" and "prophets" are gaining credibility in the eyes of evangelicals. And their dominionist teachings " long viewed as heretical " are being embraced by a growing number of Christians. May Day 2010 " to be held on May 1st at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. " will feature so-called apostles and prophets like Cindy Jacobs and Chuck Pierce praying for a spiritual revival alongside big-name evangelicals like Dr. James Dobson (founder of Focus on the Family), Tony Perkins (Family Research Council) and Wendy Wright (Concerned Women for America). See the full list of participants here. May Day 2010 was the brainchild of Cindy Jacobs.

(194) R&R Revival and Revolt  - The Tea Party's Strange Bedfellows and What They Believe by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 4/22/10
Initially The Tea Party was populist, libertarian, limited government, anti-socialism and lower taxes, etc. But the first ever National Tea Party Conference in Nashville in February revealed that there has always been an overlap with Christian Right social issues. The Tea Party movement is in danger of being co-opted by the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and its radical agenda. Do the Tea Party folks realize what they are getting into?

(195) The New Apostolic Reformation on CrossTalk, Host: Ingrid Schlueter, Guest: Sarah Leslie, 5/3/10
Sarah Leslie is an author and researcher, a member of the board of directors of Discernment Ministries and also a member of the Discernment Research Group. In response to the May Day event held this past Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial, Ingrid and Sarah brought to listener attention a movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation. This title was coined by C. Peter Wagner during the 1990's. Featuring teachers such as Dutch Sheets, Cindy Jacobs and false prophetess Stacy Campbell, the New Apostolic Reformation is centered around a theology of dominionism. It teaches that Christians can take down demonic spirits in order to take back territories and institutions for Christ. The movement is post-millennial believing that Jesus will not return until Christians take over the 7 Mountains. These "mountains" are institutions like the media, entertainment, the economy, etc. In other words, their eschatology requires that instead of reaching people with the gospel one heart at a time, they believe they are to conquer the earth one demonic spirit at a time and make the earth perfect so that Jesus can return.

(196) Mary Glazier: Wagner's NAR Chief Prophetess In Alaska - She is also Sarah Palin's long-time spiritual mentor and spiritual dietician by Orrel Steinkamp, 5/5/10
It seems already too late for the church and the nation to know who she is spiritually. Emotional and political emotions are deeply established. We learned more than we wanted to know about Obama.  But now it's time for all to know Sarah's relationship with the NAR and especially her long mentorship under Apostle and Prophet Mary Glazier. It would be fitting that Palin disclose clearly here Glazier relationship and publicly reject the Apostolic/Prophetic dream for an American theocracy.

(197) "Reclaiming the Dominion Mandate" by Herescope, 5/8/10
Today's article may also be somewhat startling to those who think that the issue of Dominionism is localized to American politics. However, the continent of Africa is "ground zero" for the global implementation of Dominion theology, and since 2005 Discernment Ministries has had a webpage AFRICA WATCH pertaining to these developments. Professor Johan Malan from South Africa below presents a rebuttal to a Joy magazine article "Reclaiming the Dominion Mandate." Joy magazine in South Africa has been likened to the American magazine Charisma.

(198) National Repentance - Praying by PROXY by Pastor Anton Bosch, 5/10/10
It has become customary to speak of prayers of "national repentance". On May Day, this year - 2010, a large number of people met at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to pray various prayers of repentance "on behalf of the American people."[2] I remember a number of times, when growing up in South Africa, that the Government called national days of prayer and repentance in the hope that God would send rain at times of drought. Shortly after the fall of Apartheid many churches, groups and individuals prayed prayers of repentance on behalf of the nation for the sins of the past.[3] Many have prayed prayers of repentance because of the Holocaust under Hitler. And the list goes on. But is this a Biblical idea? The short answer is no â€" there are a bunch of problems with this notion.

(199) Mainstreaming Dominionism by Herescope, 5/19/10
Obviously these brief examples are just the tip of a massive iceberg. These are indicative of how pervasive and widespread the various facets of the 7 Mountain Mandate for Dominion have become, forging inroads into mainstream evangelicalism. And it is of concern to what extent this Dominionist agenda has enveloped a wide variety of people and organizations in ways that are heretofore unprecedented.

(200) Dangerous doctrinal trends that are growing in the Body of Christ by Robin Rivera, 5/20/10
My only hope in writing this is that some will read it, heed it, and come out of these Latter Rain revivals and The Emergent Church movement. There is no "new paradigm" as far as Christianity is concerned, just the same old narrow road that leads to eternal life in Christ. No immortality or streets of gold on this side of heaven - just the Truth, the Way, and the Life - and that "old rugged cross". It comes as no surprise that we are in the midst of a terrible apostasy in these last days as we have clearly been warned that it would come. I must confess that I did not believe I would see it in my own lifetime. It is still a little frightening that so many of God's people today could fall for the same old lie that first deceived Eve so many thousands of years ago. We are told that one of the main things that will characterize the end of the age is deception. Jesus warns us that the deception will come in his name and will be accompanied by miracles signs and wonders. He further tell us that these mighty feats will be so convincing that even those who truly know him (God's elect) will find it nearly impossible to tell the difference! This will set the stage for the "lawless one" (2Thessalonians 2:8, 9, 10) and the coming one world church. In fact the revelation of this lawless one will be accompanied by all manner of miracles! The Bible tells also tells us that coming one world church will shares the same mindset of as that of the Great Harlot! The Bible says they will be drunk with the wine of her fornications. Why was she called a fornicator? She had not remained true to her Husband (GOD) and had run after other deities! Her drunkenness was therefore equated with idolatry. Thus the end time church will be literally drunk on idolatry.

(201) The Controlling Mythology Underlying the Dominion Mandate by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 5/21/10
This constitutes the basis of Dominion mythology, and it is the master plan behind all Dominion teaching and practices.[6] This mythology is constantly being refreshed by prophetic revelations. But these prophetic revelations are based on the basic mythology stated above.

(202) Two Kingdoms by Pastor Anton Bosch, 5/25/10
Many Christians have been deceived into believing that they can somehow "convert" the kingdoms of this world to become the Kingdom of God. In the process they have put their energy and hopes into bringing about the Kingdom of God by working towards getting more influence with government in order to transform government. Some even believe that Jesus will return once we have transformed the world and created the millennial Kingdom. This presupposes that the Kingdom of God is a better version of or improved earthly kingdom. But what does the Bible have to say about this?

(203) The Gospel of the Kingdom Pastor Anton Bosch, 2/9/08
As a sequel to the previous post by Pastor Anton Bosch on "Two Kingdoms," readers are reminded of a past post that was published on February 9, 2008 titled "The Gospel of the Kingdom." The "Two Kingdoms" each have their own gospel message. One is true and biblical. One is a false gospel. One seeks to change men internally via repentance upon hearing the Gospel of Salvation, the message of the Cross, regeneration and the indwelling Holy Spirit. The other seeks to change men externally via institutional changes, moral codes, economic structures, mysticism, etc. These two gospels do not mix, even though the men who promote the false gospel often fool people by giving lip service to the true Gospel.

(204) Many Believers in South Africa are Jumping on the Bandwagon of Dominionism by Professor Johan Malan, Mossel Bay, RSA, 5/27/10
Christians are increasingly mobilized towards efforts of controlling and reforming the world by reminding them of their long-forgotten "Dominion Mandate." This is particularly the case in the US and South Africa from where the Global Transformation Movement was orchestrated. Disciples of Christ have allegedly, like believers in the Old Testament, neglected their biblical mandate to rule over the world and are now held directly responsible for the serious moral and spiritual crisis in which the world finds itself.

(205) Damnable Hereies Invading The Church by Marsha West, News With Views, May 29, 2010
A large number of Christians are unaware that literally truck loads of counterfeit Christians have gained access to pulpits, wormed their way into Church leadership, Christian organizations and are deeply entrenched in the so-called Christian entertainment industry. Call them what you will--false teachers/prophets, liberals/progressives, cultists, misinformed, misled, even looney tunes--the one thing they all have in common is that they have strayed from the truth.

(206) The Prophetic Movement by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 6/3/10
The Prophetic Movement is a dark, evil wasteland teeming with false apostles, false prophets, hyper-heretics, false healers, and greedy, money-hungry con men and women, all of whom are overshadowed by Satan and his demonic forces. This new page at Christian Research Service contains selected articles, information, and videos on the Prophetic Movement, and will be updated as new information is made available. 

(207) Satan's Best Weapon by Spirit of Error, 6/4/10
What is Satan's best weapon? Apostolic-prophetic churches talk a lot about "spiritual warfare" " the spiritual weapons Satan and his demons use to attack Christians. They tend to focus on sensational things like curses, illnesses and demon possession. Regrettably, they often ignore his most effective weapon " false teachings in churches.

(208) CrossTalk on WorldNetDaily Article - Challenge to Dominionist Leaders - The Gospel Should Come First! by Sarah Leslie, 6/9/10
In a time when many Christians are extremely concerned, and rightfully so, over the political and moral condition of America,  confusion has arisen over how Christians can have an influence in our society (particularly politically) and yet maintain the integrity of  the true Christian message - the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In an interview this week between radio host Ingrid Schlueter of VCY America and columnist and researcher Sarah Leslie (from Discernment Ministries/Herescope), the two discuss a recent WorldNetDaily article condemning Discernment Ministries for reporting on the heretical and dangerous New Apostolic Reformation leaders and some evangelicals who are promoting them. 

(209) The Roots and Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation by Bob DeWaay, 6/10/10
This article explores the idea of apostles in the church throughout church history. In it I will show that the restoration/Latter Rain idea that fuels the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is unbiblical and dangerous to the well-being of Christians who become part of it. First we will review how the early church understood apostles in church history. Then we will examine the Roman Catholic Church's teaching about apostolic authority. From there we will examine the ideas of a 17th-century mystic given new life in the Latter Rain movement, and now the NAR.

(210) Putting Apostles To The Test by Spirit Of Error, 6/12/10
Thousands of men and women throughout the world today are claiming to be "apostles" and "prophets." If you doubt this, do a Google search using the terms "modern apostles" and "modern prophets." You'll see what I mean. It's not just Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses or other cult groups who claim that their leaders speak directly for God. A growing number of charismatic Christians are following so-called apostles and prophets. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a town in America that doesn't have at least one "apostolic-prophetic" church (though they might not identify themselves with that label). Yet with all their talk about "apostles" and "prophets," the churches generally place very little emphasis " if any - on testing the claims of these individuals to see if they're true. On the contrary, they often teach that questioning an "apostle" or "prophet" is sin.

(211) The Great Confluence - The Emergent New Apostolic Reformation Flowing into the New Age by Herescope, 6/05/10
The previous Herescope post looked at the big picture of how the Emerging Church movement is connecting with the New Apostolic Reformation, as exemplified by the release of the new book Jesus Manifesto co-authored by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. There are even more troubling connections, and these lead straight into the New Age movement.

(212) Seven Mountains - Set To Go VIRAL by Herescope, 6/25/10
This blog has recently been the focus of controversy[2] for publishing a series of articles about a May Day event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in which prayers invoking the Seven Mountains were recited.[3] Our articles expressed concern that this radical mandate for Dominionism, and the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) which birthed it, were becoming part of the political Right and evangelical mainstream.

(213) Restoring the Gospel of Salvation - Does not the salvation of sinners trump national restoration? by Rev. Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 7/2/10
Wagner's tactical decision (as opposed to strategic decision) was a major change. It opened the way for the false apostles and prophets to enter the political arena. So now "apostle" Lou Engle is free to lay apostolic hands of blessing on 3-time divorcee Newt Gingrich. Now the NAR apostles and prophets, thanks to Janet Porter and WorldNetDaily, can take their equal places in politics. Now they have the blessing of James Dobson, who endorsed Janet Porter's May Day event at the Lincoln Memorial. Now Cindy Jacobs, prophetess extraordinaire, who had a visit of the Seraphim in her room that caught it on fire, can share the stage with Newt Gingrich. Now Rick Joyner, who has his own political action organization which he calls the Oak Initiative -- and who reportedly made a trip to heaven and heard Martin Luther repent of the Reformation -- can rub shoulders with James Dobson. 

(214) Magic Charms Enchant Apostolic-Prophetic Movement by Holly Pivec, News Watch, 2010
Kits to remove curses, cards to interpret dreams, and music to heal people have become popular products in the apostolic?prophetic movement, also called the "New Apostolic Reformation." The movement, which is fast growing in charismatic churches, has long been criticized for its promotion of modern "apostles" and "prophets" who claim to have great authority and to speak for God. It is now being criticized for selling products that"many Christians believe"have more in common with the magic charms used in occult practices than with Christianity.

Updated! (215) The Next Great Awakening. . . . or Great Deadening? - Part 1: Rallying Around the Seven Mountains by Herescope, 8/27/10
In defending his recent activities with Glenn Beck, David Barton wrote "By Their Fruits," in which he explained his belief that "no one has yet been to point to any instance where Glenn has attacked or undermined Christ or Christianity on any of his programs." He then suggests that Beck is a Christian (Glenn is a Mormon), by asking "Is God using Glenn to help recover our national strength and health, both politically and spiritually? If so, why would God be using him?" Apparently Barton doesn't consider Glenn's denial of Jesus Christ as the ONLY way to heaven (salvation) as bad fruit. If this is Barton's attitude about working with Glenn Beck, then it is no wonder that he has no moral, ethical or spiritual cognitive dissonance when working with Lance Wallnau, who is also openly promoting another gospel.  These leaders of Dominionism who are fervidly patriotic seem to have gone into as much error as those Emergent leaders who are embracing the contemplatives. Each group is going back to the faulty foundations of historical traditions and human wisdom to build their new doctrinal structures. Like the Emergent/Contemplatives who direct us back to the Desert Fathers instead of the original Apostles, these patriotic Dominionists point back to the Founding Fathers rather than honoring the Creator, God Almighty, through repentance, and by delivering the true Gospel. 

Part 1: Rallying Around The Seven Mountains
Part 2: A Political Platform
Part 3: Building the 7 Mountains
Part 4: Concocting a Great Awakening
Part 5: The Emergent Blueprint
Part 6: "The Emerging Order"

(216) Inside the Insider Movement and More by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, August/September 2010 - Volume 16, Issue 4
There are wide differences of definition and application within the Insider Movements; the above has merely been an introduction to the discussion.  At stake however is whether, and to what degree, an individual can remain within his former false religion and still legitimately be considered a disciple of Christ.  While certain cultural and traditional practices can be viewed as neutral, certainly the core issues such as the gospel, Scripture, the identity of God and the person and work of Christ cannot be compromised. 

(217) The Temporal Delusion by The Berean Call, 9/1/10
Kingdom-Dominionism took on a new form in the 1940s in Saskatchewan, Canada. An alleged spiritual revival broke out that spawned the "Manifest Sons of God," or, more commonly, the Latter Rain Movement. The eschatology of this movement shifted from the dispensational view, which is the Rapture of the church followed by seven years of tribulation and ending with Armageddon. The movement promoted a more "positive," even triumphant, scenario, looking for God to pour out His Spirit in a great worldwide revival, which would produce "Manifest Sons of God," a.k.a. Joel's Army. These would be believers, continually filled with the Spirit, who would manifest the same signs and wonders that Jesus did and would judge and conquer the world as they ushered in the 1,000-year reign of Christ. Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

(218) Technocracy and Transformation by Carl Teichrib, Forcing Change, 9/13/10
This article is Part 1 of a multi-part series. It is historically oriented. That said, it's also one of the most important articles published in Forcing Change,as it tackles an historical worldview that is seldom discussed, yet vitally important to understanding today's global transformation.-Berit Kjos

(219) Will Hawaii Be The Next 'Transformation' Conquest For The Apostles And Their Prayer Warriors? by Rachel Tabachnick, Talk To Action, 9/14/10
Alaska was the first state to have a governor claimed as one of their own by the networks of prayer warriors of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR),a heavily politicized religious movement. Hawaii could soon be the second.  In June 2008, in a Wasilla Assembly of God ceremony that ended with the awarding of swords, Gov. Sarah Palin referenced a prophecy about Alaska "being the head and not the tail." Prior to her election she had been 'anointed' in a ceremony by an NAR apostle and star of the 'Transformations' series of movies.*  Now the Chair of the Hawaii GOP has provided voting instructions for the Religious Right, including when Republicans should and should not crossover vote in the September 18 primaries, in a letter was filled with NAR lingo including, "We are the head and not the tail." At least one candidate for governor of Hawaii has been anointed by the NAR's Transformation leadership.  The lingo may be a bit confusing at first, but bear with me - I'll provide definitions from NAR apostles including Cindy Jacobs, who has declared that Hawaii will be "the first Christian state."  The terminology is key to recognizing the NAR's Seven Mountains campaign for taking dominion and their precinct by precinct strategies for prayer warriors to 'transform' the nation. Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(220) Dominion Theology by Bob DeWaay, Crostalk America, September 16, 2010
Bob DeWaay is the senior pastor of Twin City Fellowship in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, area. This Crosstalk looks at the aberrant New Apostolic movement, a movement that leans on Ephesians 4:11-13 to defend the idea that the office of apostle and prophet are still valid today. Listen: RealAudio | Windows Media | MP3 | Order Tape or CD

(221) The Kingdom Now by Anton Bosch, 9/17/10
There were two problems with the people's desire to crown Jesus. Both remain problems today. The first is that it was not God's timing. The second was their intention: they did not want Jesus to be their King in order to come under His authority but, rather, that they may use Him as a source of free food or to gain political power. Jesus will one day be crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords, but God has determined a very specific time when that is to happen. We cannot impose our agenda on God. God is sovereign and has predetermined a method and a time when Jesus' kingship will become a physical reality. It is vain for people to think they can manipulate God into doing what they desire.

(222) Pray and A.C.T. by Spirit of Error, 10/15/10
Why would mainstream evangelical leaders team up with controversial apostles and prophets?

Updated! (223) The Prophetic Art and spiritistic claims of Ana Mendez Ferrell by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/26/10
The teaching and stories of one of God's generals in Peter Wagner's NAR apostolic army. Read Pt. 1 The Prophetic Art and spiritistic claims of Ana Mendez Ferrell, Pt.2  Strange Spiritistic experiences and teachings - Ana Mendez Ferrell's Testimony, Pt.3 Her Spiritistic Teachings -Blood Revelations, Pt.4  Further strange spiritistic teachings, Pt.5 Spiritual warfare new apostle style.

(224) 7 Mountains Apostolic Dominion Teachers accomodate Glenn Beck's politically correct Mormonism by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 15, No. 5, October/November 2010
As I outlined in a recent Plumbliine, the APostles and Prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation had decided to mix it up politically by working cloasely with the CHristin Right and the Tea Party.

(225) Robert Stearns And Eagles Wings Ministry Exposed! by Donna Shuck, 11/1/10
Robert Stearns is the founder and the executive director of the Eagles Wings Ministry. This report on Rob Stearns and his agenda, especially regarding Israel, the Tabernacle of David, the emotionally charged music, his interpretation of the Kingdom, his trances, the power of suggestion, the manipulations, the manifestations, etc. comes from my intense burden to awaken some of the deceived souls to the lies and deceptions that stem from him and his so-called "Eagles Wings Ministry." It is my earnest prayer and hope that God's Spirit will draw some of these followers who are being swept up by the seducing spirits in the EWM to give heed to this testimony, research and observations. In addition I pray it will reach and awaken others who are unaware of the continuing matters that are taking place in the conferences and meetings and travels with Rob Stearns and his followers.

(226) Very Important Series!"Transformation" or re-transformation? A Paradigm shift for evangelism  pt.1 by Mike Oppeneheimer & Sandy Simpson, 11/3/10
We are republishing this important article on the the Transformation video of George Otis Jr. and Peter Wagner because of its important background.

"Transformation" or re-transformation? A Paradigm shift for evangelism, Pt.1 - Introduction
"Transformation" or re-transformation?, Pt.2 - The Transformation of Cali, Columbia
"Transformation" or re-transformation, Pt.3 - The Transformation of Almolonga, Guatamala
"Transformation" or re-transformation, Pt.4 - The Transformation of Kiambu, Kenya
"Transformation" or re-transformation, Pt.5 - The Transformation of Hemet, California
"Transformation" or re-transformation, Pt.6 - Summary
(227) Videos on the danger of soaking prayer linked at Apostasy Watch, 11/10/10
The soaking prayer heresy that is circulating through the body of Christ is introducing people to transendental meditation.  The teachers of this practice are deceiving people by the thousands. Below are some videos concerning this heresy.

(228) Updated! Spirit warfare - real or imagined? pt.1 by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 11/15/10
The roots and concepts of the new spirit warfare movement. Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

(229) Spiritual warfare with Mike Oppenheimer and Steve Mitchell, 11/15/10
Transcript from the Let Us Reason program discussing the unbiblical spiritual warfare ideas inside the church.

(230) Does Daniel 10 really support the teaching of territorial spirits and spiritual mapping? by Sandy Simpson, 11/15/10
You cannot have the teaching of spiritual mapping without the concept of territorial demons, and you cannot have the idea of territorial demons without Daniel 10.  This is the "go to" story that those who teach spiritual mapping always "go to".  But does this story really support the idea of territorial spirits?  The answer is no.  If you read the commentaries on this passage you will find that, up until the mid seventeen hundreds, the commentators all focused on the human aspect of this story.  After that the commentators began to adopt the idea that it is focused on territorial spirits.  As usual the older commentators were correct.  They did not take a leap of interpretation but rather followed generally accepted rules of hermeneutics.

(231) What Is Dominionism by Sarah Leslie, 11/24/10
The following material was included in 3 separate presentations I made at Discernment conferences this Fall. The presentations were accompanied by clips from DVDs to illustrate the points. The basic outline of these talks is below. This is a work in progress, and at some point there may be a webpage where further examples are posted, including the visual clips. The reader must keep in mind that this report illustrates the problems inherent in the Dominionist worldview. Many of these false teachings are actually part of denominational doctrines, some were concocted in the past several decades, some come out of the occult. There is a dearth of solid theological refutations of these heresies and errors. Why is this? There were great and grave compromises in the seminaries over the past century, where these heresies were allowed to co-exist with fundamentalism, and where they were permitted to gain ground and become more acceptable"to the point that common people, humble pastors, and concerned professors in small Bible colleges and seminaries were silenced. Furthermore, these false teachings went mainstream through the rapid rise of the modern televangelists, Christian books and seminars, and parachurch organizations. 

(232) Resurrecting Pagan Rites by Herescope, 12/6/10
An old article has just been re-published in its entirety on the Discernment Ministries website, complete with the original graphics and sidebars. This 3-part series from the mid-1990's during the heyday of Promise Keepers, is now more relevant than ever in view of the Emergent Church Movement and the New Apostolic Reformation. With the rapid rise of pagan practices in the church, and the concurrent rise of a mystical "family mountain" one of the "spheres" of Dominionism to be conquered through the merger of Church and State, this article is a must-read: RESURRECTING PAGAN RITES - Part 1: The Men's Movement - Part 2: The Sacred Prostitute - Part 3: The New Gnostics. Accompanying Sidebars: The Significance of Filled Stadiums & James Ryle's Vineyard Theology

(233) Ana Mendez battles the "Queen of heaven' on the World's Tallest Mountain by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/13/10
Their climb on Mt. Everest  to defeat the Queen of Heaven, what really happened?  Read Part - 1 Ana Mendez battles the "Queen of heaven' on the World's Tallest Mountain, Part 2 - The Climb to Base camp and beyond & Part 3 - The result- the judgment - Babylon is fallen

(234) Changing the World by Pastor Anton Bosch, 12/19/10
We all long for a righteous and just society where God's laws are respected and where people all do the right thing. There is nothing wrong with that desire as I believe that is in line with God's plan also. But the question is how do we get the world from its current state to that ideal state?

(235) Ana Mendez and Mount Everest: The other side of the story by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 12/22/10
Ana Mendez Ferrell is a minor, but key player within the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Under the spiritual covering of Rony Chaves of Costa Rica and C. Peter Wagner of the United States, Ana claims to be an apostle and prophet who has risen to the rank of "general" in God's spiritual warfare army. As such, she works to train an army to battle against and destroy the works of demonic forces worldwide. This is done, she says, to "usher in the glory of God"

(236) The Rise of Charismatic Dominionism by Rachel Tabachnick, 1/6/11
In plain English this is a shift from an originally passive theology in which believers are waiting to be Raptured from the earth prior and escape imminent apocalyptic horrors, to a politicized theology in which believers must take control over society and government.  End times narratives provide a blueprint for activism much like a platform defines goals of a political party.  The narratives provide a clear picture of what we can expect from this particular stream of evangelicalism as it gains both religious and political clout and molds tomorrow's Religious Right. 

(237) Our Lady of Perpetual Secrets - A tragic, real-life example of the hazards of a Dominionist elite by Pastor Jeffrey Whittaker, 1/21/11
When embarking on any meaningful study of the perils of Dominionism creeping into and polluting the true Biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ, one must give sufficient attention and energy to the Mother of all Church/State abusers, The Roman Catholic Church. Whether it be the countless treaties made with European Monarchs and Dictators throughout history, or her ongoing design to re-assimilate all existing religious bodies back into "Mother's" open arms via modern ecumenism, the blurring of lines and contempt for public accountability is still her modus operandi.

(238) View From The Bunker Podcast: What Is Dominionism? by Sarah Leslie, 1/30/11
In the second hour, we examine Dominion theology in depth with Sarah Leslie of Discernment Ministries. Sarah outlines the defining characteristics of Kingdom Now theology and its links to transhumanism and the New Age Movement. Read Sarah's article, "What is Dominionism?"

(239) Todd Bentley and the Prophetic Movement compiled by Bud Press, 2/2/11
Articles, videos, and information on one of the most dangerous movements on the face of the Earth. 

(240) Staking The Land by Slaughter of the Sheep, 2/20/11
I received this in e-mail from a reader and wanted to post it so you could evaluate it.  I'm thinking you will come to the same conclusions I did after you read it. This was taken from a flyer distributed by a hypercharismatic church in New Jersey.  Before you read it, I'm going to give you my impression.  Witchcraft, nonsense, and  well, that pretty much sums it up. (DITC Note: This stems from the practices introduced to the churches by people like John Dawson and C. Peter Wagner and which is one of the many pragmatic Christian witchcraft practices being espoused and practiced by YWAM.  To see the genesis of this type of thing, read Mike Oppenheimer's articles on Anna Mendez Ferrell)

(241) The Battle Against the Queen of Heaven on Mt. Everest by Mike Oppenheimer, DVD, 3/18/11
How does the NAR, New Apostolic Reformation conduct their spirit warfare? In this one of kind video you will see firsthand the event that they claimed changed the world. Ana Mendez claims that her spiritual warfare on Everest was "one of the most important exploits the Holy Spirit sent the church to do." Certain new Apostles and prophets are generals in a spirit warfare army. They claim to have new revelation and the keys on how to defeat Satan's kingdom and bring God's kingdom on earth. Ana Mendez under the approval of Peter Wagner went with Rony Chaves, Silvia Venezuela, Doris Wagner and others to Nepal. Doris and Silvia led a group in spirit warfare prayer at the Everest View hotel, Mendez, Chaves with a few others hiked Mt. Everest to Battle the Queen of heaven and defeat her so Babylon would be overthrown. Because: "the prince of this world has established his dwelling place, a place where the imitator could sit like God over all the earth. This place is the highest mountain on the world it is Mt. Everest" (DVD "Mount Everest Expedition"). The Bible does not speak or instruct us to identify and confront principalities, powers in prayer or travel to where they are supposedly located to do prophetic prayer acts or declarations? But according to the spirit warfare model of the new apostolic movement, it is necessary. In their spiritual warfare they think and do beyond what is written, something the Apostle Paul warned of. We heard of this expedition in the late 90's but had not seen what actually took place. What we see them doing is both eerie and disturbing. Enhance your biblical education on these mystical practices that have entered the church. This video will bring awareness to the body of Christ of what is really being practiced in their spirit warfare methods and how far removed it is from what the Bible actually teaches. After seeing this video it will confirm that what they are teaching and practicing is not a Biblical method of spiritual warfare and needs to be avoided. Become educated to prevent you and others from any involvement with spiritual warfare taught by the New apostles and prophets movement under Peter Wagner and Chuck Pierce. The video is 1 hour long with clips and power point explanations of their spirit warfare.

(242) Religious Trojan Horse: The Dangers Of Dominion Theology: Part One by Brannon Howse, 3/20/11 
4.5 hour series on the Dominionist Movement.  Check out this video ad for the DVD series.

(243) Not a Kingdom Now by Prof. Johan Malan, Mossel Bay, South Africa (April 2011)
It is of the greatest importance that Christians should expect a future kingdom - not a kingdom now, during the church dispensation. One of the very serious forms of deception, which the Christian church worldwide is exposed to, emanates from wrongly interpreted promises and commands that we should establish a visible kingdom here and now. An orientation of this nature is the breeding-ground for spiritual deception since it offers Satan's alternate kingdom the opportunity of holding out to believers something else than that which the Bible promises us for the present dispensation: a different faith, a different way of life, a different status, a different world, and ultimately a different Christ and a different kingdom. Kingdom now theology, also referred to as kingdom theology or dominionism, is founded upon a large number of false premises. It deviates from the pure doctrine of the Bible in a number of ways. The following 20 characteristics of our present position in the world refute a kingdom orientation for the church dispensation:

(244) Disaster and the False Teachers by JD Ellis, Endtime Delusion, 4/10/11
There's nothing that whets the appetite of an internet prophet/watchman more than natural disaster. The catastrophic events in Japan are providing the self-appointed watchmen with more fodder to pass on to their listeners as "proof" that God's hand of judgment is upon the land because of unrepentance for sin. What began as a problem for Japan will become judgment for us, they say, as the "radiation clouds" pass over the U.S. and fall as rain on our crops, contaminating our food supply. We will import cars and car parts from Japan that are "radiated." The list goes on of these completely unscientific, or at least very worst-case scenarios.

(245) Hitting the Political Big-Time - Can the New Apostles and Prophets Seize Dominion by Political Intermarriage? - Can God's Supposed Lost Dominion Be Regained By Mere Political Means? by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, Herescope, 4/12/11
On April 12-13 there is scheduled "The Government Transformation Summit for Visionary Leaders" in San Antonio. It is also called "Justice at the Gate." Before we proceed with our comments we must establish that the term "transform or transformation" as used in Dominion writings is simply a code word for Dominion or Rule. The introduction to this conference begins: "God's heart is to transform [read rule, ed.] the nations not just individuals.... You are not getting this invitation if your vision is simply to grow your congregation [read traditional evangelism, ed.]. We applaud and affirm that, but this personal invitation is extended exclusively to proven leaders who have a heart for their city, state or broader." Some of the leading speakers introduced to us are: Ed Silvoso, considered by many as the father of the Nation Transforming Movement, and Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego, the one tapped by Newt Gingrich be the Chairman of Gingrich's Renewing American Leadership committed to freedom, faith and free markets.

New URL! My 7 Years Working for the Elijah List - A 9 part series by Kevin Kleint, 4/13/11
Read this nine part expose of Elijah List.  Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 & Part 9 & Post Prophetic Rehab.

(247) That Dreaded Word . . . HERESY!! by Kevin Reeves, from "The Other Side of the River", 5/3/11
Nearly everyone in our leadership cringed at the actual utterance of the word heresy. At its every mention, they regarded me with an alarmed expression that nearly yelled, "Don't say that!" and avoided the use of the term as if it were an unclean thing. Even presented with the Word of Faith doctrine that states the physical death of Christ on the Cross did not accomplish salvation, their heads would shake, mouths tighten, and hands would go up to bring a halt to further discussion.

(248) The Kingdom Now by Anton Bosch, 5/10/11
It is time for the church to line up with God's purposes and to stop trying to force God in line with man.

(249) Kris Vallotton - Clueless in California by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, April 6, 2011
Without exception, all false teachers are overshadowed by a demonic band-leader, and dance to the tune of a false god. A steady chorus line of false teachings clutter and fog the mind, disrupts the ability to think clearly, and draws the listener further away from the true God and His written word. Just as con artists scam the innocent and unwary with smooth talk and half-truths, false teachers mix a little truth with a lot of error, and do so with a smile on their faces. Kris Vallotton is an integral part of Bill Johnson's Bethel Church and the Prophetic Movement, which is a movement that runs wild with blasphemers of God, heretics, false prophets, false healers, and false signs and wonders.

(250) The Deadly do - rights of Dominionism - The Religious pursuit of rule and control by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/15/11
Oftentimes when we expect to see something take place and it doesn't, we take things in our own hands (Remember the lesson of Abraham and Hagar). The obvious conclusion: Jesus has not come back, so WE need to do something to make it happen! They are "walking according to their own desires." Let's do it for him since He has not returned. Not realizing judgment (the Day of the Lord) is indeed coming to earth in God's timing.

(251) Can the New Apostles and Prophets Seize Dominion by Political Intermarriage? - Can God's Supposed Lost Dominion Be Regained By Mere Political Means? by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 16, No. 3, May/June 2011

(252) Prayer Warfare Evangelism - The New Order Prayer Cover by Herescope, 7/24/11
Dominionist leader C. Peter Wagner's name has suddenly been pulled from the list of endorsers[3] for Texas Governor Rick Perry's controversial The Response prayer rally scheduled for August 6th (see the previous four Herescope posts). The Response website has changed continually since the first controversy first broke, and there has been lots of spin and damage control[4] going on. The original "Endorsers" webpage remained up for a period of time, even though it wasn't linked to from the main webpage. Finally it was pulled entirely and a new webpage "Honorary Co-Chairs" has been posted, which includes the list of "Endorsers," sans Wagner. But Cindy Jacobs is still on the list.

(253) Fortune Cookie Prophecies by Spirit of Error, 7/26/11
NAR leaders give many prophecies that are unfalsifiable. That is to say, their predictions of future events are generally so vaguely worded"and left open-ended as to the time of their fulfillment"that the predictions could never be shown to be false.

(254) The Response Host: Vic Eliason, Guest: Brannon Howse, VCY America, 7/26/11
Texas governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry will be part of an upcoming prayer gathering called, The Response (www.theresponseusa.com).  On the leaders page Brannon notes that there are leaders from the International House of Prayer, an organization that has its roots in the heretical Latter Rain movement as well as the Kansas City Prophets. Brannon also looks at movements with a similar theology such as the New Apostolic Reformation and the Word-Faith movement.  These groups and individuals are gaining converts partly because they've successfully tied themselves to and tapped into the frustration of pro-family, pro-liberty Christians who are hoping to bring positive change to America. Brannon features a number of audio clips that highlight the heresies prevalent within such groups.  For example, evangelist Creflo Dollar is heard speaking to a crowd and telling them why he thinks the Bible teaches that we are "gods", a teaching found within Mormonism as well as the New Age movement.

(255) Divorcing Baal by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 7/27/11
Four years ago this Wednesday, at the Call Nashville on 07-07-07, the Spirit-breathed focus on divorcing Baal and resetting covenant with Christ was introduced across the body of Christ. Dutch Sheets shared how the number seven biblically symbolizes covenant. And that the Lord wanted us to divorce Baal and return to covenant with Jesus Christ. The Call became a catalyst for all that was to come as we all declared our intentions for divorce. Progressive revelation from the Lord showed that, though we stated our case before God's court, we also needed to actually receive His verdict for the divorce to be legally binding.  Eighteen months ago, almost to the day, leaders from all 50 states gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to begin the process of divorcing Baal in Washington DC and at lodges across the nation. Led by Apostle John Benefiel, we stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and together received God's verdict of justice. Through the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the verdict of divorce was granted!  Read Part 1: Divorce and Remarriage, Political Dominion Style, Part 2: Divorcing Baal for Dominion, and Part 3: The Baal Covenant

(256) The Signs and Wonders Movement Hit The Nazarene Denomination by Tim Wirth, 8/3/11
I had started out with this as a review of Dan Bohi's preaching but I want to get more into the signs and wonders movement (which in my opinion Dan is part of) and what the scriptures teach us about signs and wonders and how God speaks to us today.

(257) Texas Governor's Upcoming Leadership Event Includes Cult Members by Marsha West, News With Views, 8/3/11
The prayer event I'm speaking of is The Response: a call to prayer for a nation in crisis. The  cult Gov. Rick Perry has involved himself with is the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). The NAR has dozens of offshoots and an assortment of  names such as Dominionists, Latter Rain, Kansas City Prophets, Third Wave,  Joel's Army, Manifest(ed) Sons of God, Five-Fold Ministry, to name a few. Another offshoot, and the one I'll deal with here, is the International House of Prayer (IHOP), a splinter group of the Kansas City Prophets. Confusing? You betcha!

(258) Don't be Cru: The story behind Campus Crusade's new name by Jeff Kunerth, The Orlando Sentinel, 8/3/11
The Campus Crusade for Christ's recent announcement that the organization plans to change its name to Cru has left lots of people scratching their heads " especially after the ministry said it went through 1,600 possible names before coming up with that one.

(259) Do You Really Want To Join The Rally? by Jackie Alnor, 8/6/11
Christians around the world reacted in such shock that the media would dare to label the Norway terrorist a "fundamentalist Christian," when in fact he was a hate-filled degenerate with no connections to the Christian faith whatsoever. But these allegations did not come out of a vacuum.

(260) My Response to "The Response" Gov. Rick Perry's Call to Prayer by Marsha West, 8/9/11
Having previously written a piece on The Response voicing my legitimate concerns over Gov. Rick Perry's August 6th prayer event that was held at Reliant Stadium, now that all is said and done I'll respond to what I watched via the live streaming on their website.

(261) Will the Evangelical Church Sell Out the Gospel for a Dominionist Political Agenda? - A Special Report by Understand the Times and Lighthouse Trails, 8/15/11
This article is not a statement that Christians should not be involved in or concerned about the political state of their countries. Rather, the intention of this article is to exhort believers to use discernment in understanding the times in which we live. It is to show how a present ecumenical, dominionist movement (that is heading toward a one-world religion to "establish the kingdom of God on earth") is operating and deceiving many Christians. As Christians, we are to be witnesses for Jesus Christ and His Gospel message of salvation to those who believe on Him by faith. But today, many Christians may be on the brink of buying into a plan that will ultimately create a global religion and global government.

(262) Heresy by Proxy by Sherry Neese, 10/1/07
ACT Note: In light of the excuses being made by Calvary Chapel pastors as to their engaging Gen. Jerry Boykin to be the lead speaker at the How To Walk 2011 Conference at Calvary Chapel Honolulu, even though he has been working with a documented false teacher, false prophet, member of the International Coallition of Apostles under C. Peter Wagner, and member of the Knghts of Malta, Rick Joyner, I am reprinting this article as a reminder ... you bring down the cause of Christ when you associate with false teachers and false religionists. Promoters of Dominionism such as Boykin and Joyner are so far off the teachings and examples of the Bible that it isn't even funny.  There is no, I repeat, NO evidence or teaching that we are to take over the world now to advance the Kingdom of Christ.  The only way we can do help the coming Kingdom is to preach the Gospel which will establish the Kingdom in the spirits of men.  Those who truly believe and are born again are then promised to be rulers and judges in Christ's physical Kingdom that will be established at His second coming.  Till then we have a job to do and those who teach Dominionism are hurting the cause of Christ.  The early church did not try to Christianize Rome (until the third century) and we are not called to Christianize the world.  We are to be light and salt but we have absolutely NO mandate to "overthrow" the governments of this world as C. Peter Wager has dictated from his fake position as a "foundational apostle" in the modern church.  The fact that Calvary Chapel is now allowing this C. Peter Wagner agenda to be promoted among it's attendees shows that the apostasy is in full swing.  They have been warned repeatedly by a number of people by letter, face to face, by phone, by emails and by many articles.  But since a certain group has responded in a belligerent way every time they are warned it is time to warn people away from those CC churches participating in this deception that constitutes a falling away from true biblical teaching.  Guilt by association?  Yes, Calvary Chapel is now guilty of that and in fact is guilty of guilt by cooperation.

(263) My 7 Years Working For The ElijahList by Kevin Kleint, 8/30/11
Between the years 2001-2008, Kevin Kleint was the web master for the Elijah List. During this time, he learned some very difficult, yet beneficial, lessons about God, "the prophetic movement" and life in general. What's more, he witnessed "first hand" the deception that goes on behind the scenes in what was (possibly) the most popular prophetic ministry of the time.

(264) A Tale Of Two Kingdoms by Sandy Simpson, 8/31/11
Be careful of those who teach about a "kingdom" that is not the same as what the Bible teaches. 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". Biblical Christians need to understand that many of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Emergent Church, Church Growth, Word of Faith and other related movements are operating under a paradigm shift.  Because of that when they use the word "kingdom" they do not have the same biblical concept of that word that biblical Christians do.  Whether purposely or under the influence of the Zeitgeist, the "new breed" paradigm shifters use the word "kingdom" in order to lure people into their Dominionist/social gospel worldview.  They know that most Christians love to hear about the "kingdom" so they act like they are talking to them in the unity of the Faith.  But they are not. This is an old trick of the false teachers and cults.  They redefine certain words so that when they talk to biblical Christians they can sound like they are on the same page.  For instance, the New Age cult called "Unity" did this years ago with many Christian terms and was able to lure in some people on that basis. Once you lure them in then you slowly brainwash them away from their former understanding of those terms into a new paradigm. The first concept is called Kingdom "Kingdom Now (KN)" and the second we will call "Kingdom Come (KC)".  "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10).  KN claims this prayer is about Kingdom Now.  Biblical Christians understand this is referring to the Kingdom being first established in the spirits of born again believers (Col. 1:13) and finally physically established in the Millennial Kingdom of Christ when He returns (1 Cor. 15:24), since the dominion over the earth currently has been temprarily given to the devil (Luke 4:5-8, Eph. 2:2). 1Jo 5:19  We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

(265) Documenting Dominionism by Herescope, 9/3/11
As C. Peter Wagner was developing the doctrines that would comprise the basics of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), he was also building its structure. This structure would be become a downline hierarchical structure that would become a new reformation. Exhibit 1 documents the involvement of Leadership Network in assisting C. Peter Wagner in his endeavors (click on the image and it will pull up on a larger screen). This exhibit illustrates the broad base of support that benefited Wagner as he began to set up the NAR.

(266) Calvary Chapel Confusion by Roger Oakland, 9/7/11
Confusion is not a behavior that is listed in the Bible as a gift from God. Confusion seems to be a characteristic that overpowers men when being misled by powers that bring about strong delusion. If the Bible states that strong delusion will be a sign that is part of the confusion of the Last Days and the "very elect" will be deceived, perhaps we should not be surprised if we see confusion happening in churches and denominations that were once deemed biblically sound. Some observers of Christianity have been troubled lately by what they see happening amongst the leaders of the Calvary Chapel movement. While many of the sheep follow their leaders as business is as usual, some say there are signs that biblical discernment is becoming a thing of the past. With regards to the influence of false teachings and the infiltration of ecumenical leanings, there are those who suggest that something must be done soon or it will soon be too late. Warnings by brothers and sisters who are very concerned certain men have "crept in" with their false doctrines are often met with statements revealing outright hostility or they are totally ignored. "How could we be wrong?," they say. "We are God's anointed."

(267) Who Invented Dominionism? by Herescope, 9/10/11
There is a fascinating ongoing Internet discussion going on right now from all sides of the Dominionism issue. Some are denying it exists. Others are having semantic debates about the term itself. Others are scrambling to whitewash and soften the term, or are distancing themselves from its more extreme teachings. Some are claiming that conspiracy kooks invented it. Others are claiming that Liberal Leftists invented it. Some blame Reconstructionists Rushdoony and North, and steadfastly (or sarcastically) refuse to look at the other Dominionist streams. The Reconstructionists are scrambling to distance themselves from the 7 Mountains. And Francis Schaeffer is rapidly being reinvented on all sides. Revisionist history abounds. 

(268) Apostolic Dominionism by Herescope, 9/13/11
Several years ago, on August 20, 2007, C. Peter Wagner sent out a letter to his "friends of Global Harvest," in which he shared the emerging structure of his New Apostolic Reformation. Exhibit 1, the graphic at the top of this post was attached to the bottom of his letter. His new reformation would be based upon the idea that apostles and prophets must be the cornerstone for achieving Dominion on earth. These apostles and prophets are said to be endowed with superior gifts. In 2007 we ran a 6-part series called "Networking the Church" in which we described this new apostolic structure, based on the writings of its leaders.

(269) Dominique NAR and Political Perry by Orrel Steinkamp, 9/17/11
Political Perry has proposed marriage to Dominique (NAR & IHOP apostles and prophets) and she has accepted. Political Perry chose for his beloved from a fringe evangelical clan of decendants of the long-forgotten Pentecostal clan called "Latter-Rain." Many among the various clans of evangelicals haven't even heard about Dominique, or even the clan Latter Rain. But many evangelicals are just content to know that Dominique is from conservative stock and has no relatives among the liberals.

(270) Faithful Ministers Versus False and Corrupt Ministers A Brief Overview (with compiled resources) by Chris Lawson, 9/21/11
In an age of mass confusion as to what a "Christian Minister" actually is and does, the following compilation is given in order to help clarify what the Bible teaches about what a biblical "minister," or "servant" is, and does, as opposed to what false, corrupt and deceitful ministers are and do.

(271) Militant Prayer - Taking Spiritual Dominion Over Dark Angels by Gaylene Goodroad and The Discernment Research Group, 9/23/11
Prayer Warfare methodologies conceived and borne out of the Latter Rain Movement and nurtured under the New Apostolic Reformation are going mainstream. Twenty years ago, Chief NAR apostle, C. Peter Wagner, applied his Church Growth teachings to the spirit realm in what he termed Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare (SLSW). The plan calls for identifying "territorial spirits" (demons) of a geographic locality, then devising practices (such as militant intercession and fasting)[4] and techniques to defeat these unseen foes so that cities, nations, and beyond will respond to the Gospel.[5]

(272) A.D. 2000: When the Great Commission Ended. . . and Dominion Began by Berit Kjos, 10/9/11
This article was originally authored and privately distributed by Berit Kjos (www.crossroad.to) in 1993 under the title of "Waiting for a Global Kingdom, Not the Coming King." In October 1996, it was finally published in The Christian Conscience magazine with the current title "Whose "Global Kingdom' Come?" Recently, while searching some important early history on the rise of the modern Dominionism movement, we re-discovered this article. It contains a fascinating history of events and key personnel leading up to the year 2000. Readers will note the prominent role of C. Peter Wagner in adopting a new evangelical consensus for the completion of the altered version of the "Great Commission." The article especially sheds some light on certain new doctrines and practices. This article is being reproduced in its entirety in the same form as it was published in 1996, with only a few minor editing changes for clarity. To update the reader, whenever we have written about these people or their agendas in the past we have inserted webpage links.

(273) Dominionists are on the move...and they mean business by Marsha West, 10/12/11
The NAR's purpose is to restore the office of Apostles and Prophets and advance the Kingdom of God. According to Albert James Dager "dominion theology is predicated upon three basic beliefs: 1) Satan usurped man's dominion over the earth through the temptation of Adam and Eve; 2) The Church is God's instrument to take dominion back from Satan; 3) Jesus cannot or will not return until the Church has taken dominion by gaining control of the earth's governmental and social institutions.

(274) Renaming Dominion - The Semantic Deceptions of Change Agentry by Herescope, 10/18/11
A recent video posted online reveals that the Doyens of Dominion are feeling a bit discomfited now that their agenda is in the national spotlight. Now they have to find another word that isn't quite so controversial but means essentially the same thing. They are seeking to come up with a new vocabulary to identify their strategic objectives to build a kingdom here on earth.

(275) Power Play - Dominionism, the New Apostolic Reformation and "Binding and Loosing." by Pastor Larry DeBruyn for Charismania, 10/27/11
To fight this war, the apostle Paul instructs believers to "Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11). One weapon in the divine arsenal is prayer. We are to fight the war "With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints . . ." (Ephesians 6:18). Yet to this vital weapon the New Apostolic Reformation has added a innovative dimension"that of power praying which, they believe, binds evil spirits and looses good angels over geographical areas. But before dealing with this dimension of prayer, the context in which and the system by which those who espouse "binding-loosing" ought to be surveyed.

(276) How Can There Be Revival Without Repentance? by Herescope, 11/1/11
During the last half of the 20th century, at the same time period the apostle/prophets claim God was doing mighty restorations and revivals, America aborted tens of millions of babies. Babies became inconveniences, not blessings. There was a moral landslide into filth. And, as we poignantly documented at the beginning of this article, Christians slid right along with the rest of culture. Old doctrines that used to be taught disappeared, or evolved to become more palatable for modern life. The culture became de-Christianized, and in many cases outright pagan. Christians gradually stopped acting as salt and light, by saturating the culture with their positive effect of holy living and righteousness. Instead they adopted the leaven of spiritual and political Dominionism, which may have assuaged their guilt, but did little to spread the Gospel message. There was no revival. There is no revival. There can be no revival without repentance.

(277) Dominion "Entering into a New Season" - Set to Rule Over the Environment & Weather by Herescope, 11/4/11
Amidst the fascinating denials[3] of Dominionism going on from very diverse quarters[4] in the media and Internet, the evidence continues to mount that the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation are anticipating a major "shift" to happen. Their prophets, such as Curt Landry, in TheElijahList (11/4/11) are prophesying and decreeing things like: 5772/2012 will be marked as a year of numerous catastrophic events throughout the world, from natural disasters, to financial distresses, wars and rumors of wars â€" everything that can and has been shaken will be shaken.[5] To these false prophets, these planetary crises are just a sign that now is the time for them to take Dominion!

(278) Episode 43 - November 2011, Sandy Simpson: The New Apostolic Reformation
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. â€" 2Corinthians 11:13 Sandy Simpson, of the Apologetics Coordination Team, joins me to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Sandy runs Deception in the Church, an extensive library of resources on the NAR and related movements and organizations. Sandy does a fantastic job of describing in just an hour a movement that really needs many hours to really understand properly. It is my hope that this episode will inspire people to dig deeper to learn more about the New Apostolic Reformation and the unbiblical practices that go on within the movement. Please check out the show notes and visit the additional resources section. The New Apostolic Reformation is a dangerous movement that is carrying many Christians away from orthodox, Biblical practices. This episode is available to stream or download here.

(279) Updated! The Roots and Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation by Critical Issues Commentary, 11/7/11 - Listen to Part 1 & Part 2

(280) Dream Time for the NAR Apostles and Prophets by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, Herescope, 11/8/11
In Dominion Latter-Rain end-time teaching, the apostles and prophets are also hearing voices and the essence of this is simply a supposed prophecy (dream, sometimes referred to as "God's Dream") that if the restored apostles and prophets successfully complete and build the Kingdom of God on earth, God will reappear. "If you build it, HE will come." The Dominion prophets and apostles are blindly attempting to build it (the kingdom on earth) so that the End of Days can come. They call for a perfected church to finish up the Kingdom of God.

(281) A Disturbance in the Force by Herescope, 11/21/1
Good satire on the edicts of the NAR false prophets..

(282) New Age and Latter Rain - Two Complementary Eschatologies by Ed Tarkowski, 11/29/11
"Birthing" is becoming a common term in the Laughing movement. In Part II of this series, we discussed prophecies of a fresh new revelation of God's impregnation of the Church, followed by a period of gestation and the birth of "Isaac." In Part III, we pointed out the connection between "Isaac" and the Latter Rain's replacement of Jesus with the Church as the seed of the Abrahamic Covenant. As well as bringing the Covenant "blessings" to the nations through the Toronto Blessing, that seed's celebration of Tabernacles will result in the unity necessary to manifest the Sons of God. In turn, they will establish the Kingdom and cleanse the earth of evil (eliminating the Tribulation period) so Christ can return.

(283) Kris Vallotton and the Prophetic Tooth Fairy - Where is PAAH-KAAA when you need it? by Bud Press, November 29, 2011
In case you've been stranded on a desert island for the last few years, Kris Vallotton is one of the big cheeses at Bill Johnson's Bethel church in Redding, California. Like many hyper-Charismatics, Vallotton believes that he and his followers are to be totally free from, uh, sickness and disease, that is. Well, based on Vallotton's November 24 Facebook comments, he not only suffers pain like everyone else, it appears that he forgot  to summon the Prophetic Tooth Fairy to deliver him from his own "intense" agony and pain. 

(284) Spiritual Warfare Eschatology - The Destiny of Enforcing a Kingdom by Heresope, 12/3/11
This above quotation from the December 1st newsletter released by Ron McGatllin, whose own apostolic network is working alongside C. Peter Wagner's New Apostolic Reformation, who takes a classic Dominionist position that Satan's deception in the Garden of Eden was a matter of keeping the church from ruling the world â€" thereby thwarting the church's divine destiny and purpose. The Dominionist strategy is to re-take the world via any vehicle upon which they can hitch a ride â€" community and civic involvement, peace promotion, political and social action, cultural and worldview change, societal engineering, corporate and philanthropic endeavors, partnerships and collaborations with global entities, etc. These methods for achieving Dominion are often called "spiritual warfare." Additionally, various forms of esoteric, hyper-spiritual altered-state-of-consciousness activities, are practiced within the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR/IHOP) Dominionist camp under the term "spiritual warfare.""

(285) Greater Works Shall You Do by Crosswise, 12/17/11
What are these "greater works" which those who believe in Jesus Christ will do?  What can be greater than calming the wind and the waves of a raging storm by rebuking [Mark 4:35-41; Matt 8:18, 23-27; Luke 8:22-25]?  Halting a hurricane perhaps?  Or, how does one do greater than raising Lazarus from the dead after four days [John 11:38-44]?  Raising the dead after five days? Six days?  Thirty days?  A year? Craig Blomberg notes Jesus' emphatic "double-"Amen'" ["Verily, Verily" in the KJV or "Truly, truly" in the NASB, rendered "Most assuredly" above, which literally translates as "Amen, amen"] yet, "it is not likely that the later church would invent a saying ascribed to Jesus susceptible to the interpretation that the disciples were greater than their master."1  So, what does this verse mean?  What are these "greater works" we will do?

(286) Spiritual Warfare According to the Warfare Worldview by Critical Issues Commentary, 12/27/11
Listen to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

(287) Dominionists in Search of Warriors: More from FRC - Cindy Jacobs 2012 Kickoff Rally by Peter Montgomery on January 12, 2012
Note: We do not endorse Right Wing Watch but they are one of the few org's keeping an eye on the dominionist wing of the harlot religious system

(288) Gladiator-style takedown of demonic forces by Marsha West, 1/19/12
A large number of Christians throughout the world consider themselves to be spiritual warfare prayer warriors. What they do is known as "intercessory prayer." Most likely these prayer warriors are connected to a deliverance ministry. Deliverance ministers use "strategic level prayer" to "bind" the "territorial spirits" to remove demons who are in control of organizations, communities, cities and in some cases entire nations so that evangelism will go unimpeded. These demon fighting gladiators believe that poverty and other societal troubles will not be eliminated until "demonic strongholds" are torn down and demons are "bound."  Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(289) What The General Boykin Incident Reveals by Bill Randles, 2/3/12
I believe the Boykin incident is but another portent that we are a nation in decline, that a sentence of judgment hangs over our heads, and that our ruling class is leading us into an abyss.

(290) The Road to Dominion - Do We Really Want God's Kingdom Now? by Mishel McCumber, Deception Bytes, 2/6/12
There is no doubt that the evangelical and political landscape in this country has been radically transformed by a theological shift that began in the 1960's.  The compelling force behind the shift was Christian Reconstructionism, also known as Dominionism, or "Kingdom Now" theology.  Once this idea took root it spread like cancer infusing itself into almost every evangelical denomination and eventually weaving itself into the very fabric of the nation's political right.

(291) The Misguided Aims of the Counterfeit "Church" by Berit Kjos, January, 2012
With some help from both Lewis and McLaren, the Bible's true message is fading from sight. It won't disappear, because God will preserve a remnant of believers who will treasure it. But life will change. Our cultural foundation of truth and integrity is crumbling fast, and most churches seem to follow the trends. The consequences could be severe...

(292) The Prophetic Movement by Christian Research Service, 2/10/12
Archive of articles exposing aberrant and false teachings.

(293) My Experience with Everyday Church and the Dominionist Movement by Roger Ecoff, 2/7/2012
All of this grieved me so much because it was personal to me in that several people whom I love are now wrapped up in this deception and cult, all because they would not love the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness. I feel lighter after getting this off my chest, and I do want to say again I believe it was God's will I go because I got to plant a lot of seeds in about three people there and I pray for their souls that God uses what I spoke to them to change their lives and deliver them from that group. It is important to hold fast to the true gospel and anyone who brings a false gospel is accursed. 

(294) The Goofy World of Dan Bohi by Tim Wirth, 5/18/12
This article is from a post sent to my friend and brother Manny Silva. I have spoken about Dan Bohi and I think his teaching is dangerous and unbiblical and should be avoided. Dan is textbook Word of Faith even the title of his sermon suggests that. Dan has also compared what he does to what Benny Hinn does.

(295) Gifts Within The Hyper-Charismatic Camp? - Hyper-C's need to wake-up and smell the truth! by Bud Press, 5/25/12
Gifts? What gifts? I find it amazing that those within the hyper-Charismatic camp who claim to operate in the gifts have no gifts at all.

(296) The prophets' handshake by Spirit Of Error, 6/14/12
How can someone who is unfamiliar with the New Apostolic Reformation recognize whether a television program, book, or church conference is associated with this fast-growing movement of false apostles and prophets?

(297) Is the Kingdom the Church? by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/18/12
The Kingdom is not the church! The Church and the Kingdom are not the same. There are several distinctions between the church and the Kingdom. The terms "church" and "kingdom" are never used interchangeably in Scripture. Of the 114 occurrences of the word "church" (Gr. "Ekklesia"), it is never used with the Kingdom (ibid.). Ekklessia means the assembly of saints, the people are the church.

(298) Putting the millennial "cart' before the Rider of the white "horse' by Spirit Of Error, 6/23/12
Historically, most Pentecostals and charismatics have been "premillennialists." This fancy theological word simply means they believe that Christ will return to earth first and then, only after He returns, will He will set up the millennial kingdom. The fact that most Pentecostals and charismatics believe that way is because this is the order of events presented in the Book of Revelationâ€"starting in Revelation 19:11 with a vision of Christ returning on a white horse, followed in Revelation 20 with the binding of Satan and the establishment of the kingdom. But the NAR apostles and prophets reverse this order.

(299) The new 'snake oil' salesmenâ€"NAR apostles and prophets by Spirit Of Error, 7/12/12
Meet the new "snake oil" salesmenâ€"the apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. They've concocted all manner of so-called miracle potions made with recipes they claim were revealed to them by God. And just like the snake oil salesmen of early America, these apostles and prophets also claim that their products will cure everything.

(300) How The Church Becomes Pagan by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 7, No. 4, July/August 2012
For me this is an absolutely watershed article by Rev. Bob DeWaay, my personal friend and ministry colleague. He has given me permission to reformat and present the material for the Plumbline. This article establishes the seriousness sin of seeking and imagining things that do not have their source in God's unique revelation which God choose to reveal to his biblical apostles and prophets and which He preserved for His church in the biblical record. To propose new revelations beyond what God has chosen to reveal becomes a form of deceptive Christian divination. These mystical ?eshly false revelations (Check out "The Elijah List" ) become a delusional trap that will at some point become the basis for God's judgment. For the church to resort to pagan and false revelation has apparently never been that difficult and elements within the church have been tempted since Paul's day to "go beyond what is written" (1 Cor. 4:6). The bible is the inspired, infallible, iner rant and SUFFICIENT word of God whereby God reveals himself, unfolds the drama of redemption through Jesus Christ, draws man to Himself and teaches him the truth necessary for godly living now and eternal life to come. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 affirms that scripture alone is "pro?table for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may he adequate, equipped for every good word."

(301) Greg Laurie, Harvest Fest and The 2013 National Day of Prayer Honorary Chairman by Galatians 4, 8/28/12
One thing in the ads for Harvest Fest, one can see the Dominionist drumbeats, the whole patriotic focus, America has turned away from God, which is true in a sense, but definitely this message is used in their claim that revival will come instead of tribulation. The complaints about God being taken out of the culture, courtrooms, schools, is the typical "culture wars" fare. When he says "It's time for America to turn back to God", this too is an example. As discussed on other articles in comments, there has been discussion of the easy believism at these "crusades" and "harvest fests", I have pointed out the focus on the numbers game and that is here too.

(302) David's Tent DC - Enthroning a Latter-Rain 24/7 Altar Presence on the White House Lawn During an Election Season by Herescope, 9/3/12
Very few Christians or unbelievers have any idea of the significance of the term "David's Tent."  Nevertheless, various affiliate organizations  of the burgeoning Apostles and Prophets movement (NAR, the New Apostolic Reformation) are going to camp out at the White House Ellipse lawn from September 25, 2012 through the election, engaging in their round-the-clock 24/7 worship, and they are calling this activity "David's Tent."

(303) NAR in the Political Limelight - A Theocratic Dominion Apostle Gains Political Exposure at the RNC by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 9/18/12
These apostles claim to have authority even greater than Paul, Peter, Luke etc. The restored prophets, with a straight face, announce that Isaiah, Jeremiah will one day in glory accept and declare them as their greater peers. There are now a cadre of Latter Rain national politicians who use their power to introduce the apostles and prophets to the political limelight. Other politicians are seeking to buy the votes the NAR can promise, and the end-time apostles are happy to gain power and prestige on their path to dominionist theocracy. 

(304) America for Jesus 2012: A National Solemn Assembly for Which Jesus? by Diane Conklin, Christian Research Service, 9/23/12
One Nation Under God, Inc. (ONUG) is an organization founded by the late Apostle and Bishop John Gimenez of Rock Church International.  He received a prophetic word and consequently believed he had a God-given mandate to turn America back to God in prayer.  Since 1980, ONUG has sponsored several "solemn assemblies" ...

(305) Episode 55: November 2012, Sandy Simpson: The New Apostolic Reformation - Part 2
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are kravenous wolves." - Matthew 7:15 A year ago, for the November 2011 episode, I interviewed Sandy Simpson on the New Apostolic Reformation. Sandy heads up the Apologetics Coordination Team, and runs Deception in the Church, an extensive library of resources on the NAR and related movements and organizations. This episode is a follow-up to our previous discussion. We began with the assumption that those listening have heard the first discussion we had. If you haven't, that episode can be found here. We answer some questions people had from that episode, get into some further examination of the New Apostolic Reformation, and try to keep from repeating what was already covered as much as possible.

(306) From the highest mountain to the lowest depths to... Emerson and Ana Mendez Ferrell revelation teachings by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/14/12
For those who do not depend on the Bible, but seek new revelation from modern day prophets and to be led by modern day apostles, you cannot find two more engrossed people than the Ferrell's. But more often than not these new revelations bring one into new age type of practices, divorcing them from the true meaning of the Bible. Advertised on their website is essential oils tuned to the frequency of heaven, stating "they contain the very essence of God's covenant in every drop." Wow, that's got to be better than a personally signed prayer cloth from Benny Hinn. God's covenant was made by Jesus blood (By his death), are we to believe these oils contain his blood?

(307) Why can't all believers do signs and wonders today just like the apostles did in the early church? by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/20/12
First of all we are NOT to listen to those who promote their opinion that we can do anything the apostles or Jesus did. And neither should we listen to those who claim that miracles no longer take place. What we need to hear is the word of God, the apostles teaching on this and what took place in the early church history. 

(308) NAR Date Setting by Herescope, 11/20/12
It is becoming an annual occurrence. Once again the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) has scheduled an event on a calendar date that has numerological repetition. This year it is GodDay 12.12.12, featuring NAR head apostle C. Peter Wagner. Like the New Age Datesetters who are focusing on 12-21-12, the numbers are given esoteric significance. 

(309) Getting "Higher" On God by Larry DeBruyn, CWM, 12/6/12
The difference between the euphoria engendered by the mega church and the ecstasy by the rave church may well be only one of degree, not kind. A comparison might be made between smoking pot "the euphoria lite" engendered by the mega church) and shooting heroin "the ecstasy heavy" incited by the rave church). Mega churches have mastered a strategy of how to offer their congregants "lite" doses of experience (euphoria). The rave church has upped the ante by offering its participants "heavy" doses of experience (ecstasy). Neither movement evidences sober-mindedness, that spiritual attribute the New Testament enjoins believers to cultivate - Titus 2:2, 4, 6; 1 Peter 1:13; 4:7; 5:8. In fact, if the euphoria or ecstasy of so-called worship is induced by means other than by the Holy Spirit, then it violates Paul's injunction to "be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit", the manifestations of which "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves to one another in the fear of God", bear no resemblance to those exhibited in "Sloshfesting" - Ephesians 5:18-21. Worship that masquerades as drunkenness in the Holy Ghost resembles more the wine bibbing of a bacchanal celebration than worship of the Holy God.

(310) 12-21-12 - Evangelical Christians Believing Mayan Prophecies by Herescope, 12/7/12
Who would have believed it?! Evangelical Christians caught up in New Age religious scenarios about the return of the legendary figure Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, and other imaginary space aliens and humanoid god-like creatures returning on 12-21-12?!  We first wrote about this Mayan legend on Herescope, June 8, 2011, "New Age Date Setting." This was a republishing of an old 1987 article from The Trumpet, a discerning periodical from the 1980s. We noticed that there was a large and growing group of evangelicals, including some mainstream leaders, who were getting on board this old Mayan prophecy and revivifying it - most notably by reformulating it into extrabiblical prophecy. We published Doomsday Datesetters 2012 on June 10, 2011 to explain what this was all about, and identify the key proponents of this newly emerging eschatology.

(311) Should Christians hold prayer vigils with apostates? by Marsha West, 12/13/12
What struck me as odd is that many professing Christians met in large groups to pray with people that reject the God of the Bible even knowing that those from other religious faiths do not pray to the God of Christianity.

(312) Can The Bible Ever Mean What It Never Meant? by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 17, No. 6, December 2012
This title is purposefully alarming in order to get the attention of the reader. Perhaps a little less volatile word could be abuse. Rape or abuse is to take something by force that is not yours for the taking. It is abuse when Scripture is mislabeled and misapplied. Violence is done to the message and meaning of Scripture

(313) The Significance of Youth-Filled Stadiums - Revisiting the Old Latter Rain Prophecy in Light of Current Events by Herescope, 1/10/13
Lou Giglio is scheduled to give the benediction* at the Obama Presidential Inauguration on January 21. The official announcement describes him as "the Rev. Louie Giglio, the pastor of the Passion City Church in Atlanta" and says he "is considered one of the highest-profile evangelical Christian pastors. He has been prominent in efforts to end human trafficking."[1]  This invitation is significant because Lou Giglio is currently under a great deal of fire in some quadrants of the evangelical world for his controversial association with New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) leader Bill Johnson and a music group/ministry called Jesus Culture.

(314) Pastor Backs Out of Obama Inauguration Over Previous Anti-Gay Comments by Jonathan Karl, ABC News, 1/10/13
Rev.  Louie Giglio, who had been announced as the pastor to give the benediction at the presidential inauguration, has now pulled himself out of the ceremony, after criticism of his previous anti-gay comments and actions, sources confirmed to ABC News.

(315) Brain Stopper Series by Spirit Of Error, 1/19/13
Many of the prophets in the NAR movement are actually telling their followers that they don't need to worry about false prophets.

(316) Jesus Culture's Kim Walker-Smith's Alleged Encounter With God The Father And Jesus Christ by Ken Silva, 1/25/13
JC is a ministry of Bethel Church, Redding (BC) of pastor Bill Johnson.

(317) Man's dominion in Genesis by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/28/13 
But they both succumbed to an outsider tempting them to disobey God, sin. First Eve then Adam. Because they both fell they lost the position and ability to have dominion in the way God intended. After they fell, being no longer sinless all that was under his jurisdiction was changed. 

(318) The NAR"s Nasty Names: The Top 5 by Spirit of Error, 2/1/13
These are the Top 5 nasty names used against critics of the NAR.

(319) Spiritual Drunkenness, Spiritual Blindness and Gods Judgment of the Church by Believer's Journey, 2/5/13
The Bible has a lot to say about drunkenness, spiritual or otherwise. And none of it is good. With the Biblical tools we have available today, there is no reason for anyone to be deceived about the "Laughing Revival". My Bible and concordance was all I needed to find out for myself the truth behind so-called "spiritual drunkenness".

(320) The Question Of Dominion by Sandy Simpson, 2/13/13
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".

(321) Hillsong Australia Church Expose at Trinity Foundation, 2/22/13
Wow.  It"s amazingly disturbing…  one of our most questionable American exports–televangelism and its excesses–has finally reached a crescendo in Australia. Millions of tax-free dollars flow through this mega-corporation (one could hardly call it a church at this point) and precious little appears to actually filter down to those in desperate need. Notice how these Aussie reporters don"t pull any punches. Video report.

(322) The New Apostolic Reformation: Influence and Teachings by Apologetics Index, 2/25/13
A heterodox movement in Protestant Christianity known as the "New Apostolic Reformation1" (NAR) -- also known as the "apostolic-prophetic movement" -- gained vast influence among Pentecostal and charismatic churches worldwide, beginning in the late 1990s. The people who are part of this burgeoning movement follow present-day apostles and prophets who claim to govern the church and give new divine revelation that is needed to set up God's kingdom on earth.

(323) Wandering Stars by Keith Gibson, 2/27/13
Contending for the Faith with the New Apostles and Prophets - Finally, here is an up-to-date volume written not just for Bereans but one that reaches across denominational fences to speak the truth in love to those curious about or drawn away by the false doctrines and heretical teachings and practices of the Latter Rain, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), or "Five-Fold Restoration" movements. From the author: "There is always the temptation when dealing with a subject of this nature, to pull out the most oulandish quotes in an attempt to make one's point more forcefully.... While an extreme example has occasionally been used in order to demonstrate how heretical the movement is at its fringes, for the most part, I have attempted to use quotes from those considered more 'mainstream' within the apostolic and prophetic momement. It is my desire to demonstrate that the issues addressed in this book are rampant within the community and not isolated in one or two marginal teachers. It is my sincere prayer that this book will be used in some small measure to awaken the church to the seriousness of the errors being propagated within the apostolic/prophetic movement and to call the church back to the truth." TBC is pleased to present this book as a contemporary answer to those with friends, family, and church members who are prone to be "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine" (Ephesians:4:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;).

(324) Why People Join the NAR Movement by Spirit Of Error, 3/2/13
One of the most common questions I am asked is "Why do people join the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement?" I"ve thought about this a lot. And I believe there are at least four main reasons.

(325) They Claim to Speak for God - Part One - Audio Newsletter by The Berean Call, 3/2/13
MP3 audio newsletter.

(326) Why People Leave the NAR Movement by Spirit Of Error, 3/9/13
My last post gave reasons why people join the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. Now I list some reasons people leave the NAR movement. Here are the top four reasons I have identified, based on my conversations with former NAR followers.

(327) Imagine That! - The Problem with "Sanctified Imaginations" by Orrel Steinkamp, 3/14/13
Imagination is the ability of the human mind to create mental images and sensations that do not come from the the five senses. Consequently It is not surprising that self proclaimed prophets claim visions and dreams that have their source in their vivid and well trained human imaginations. Currently The Elijah List on the Internet presents thousands upon thousands of these mental pictures, suggesting that these pictures have their origin in God. But these imaginary words and pictures on Elijah List have a very short shelf life. They are posted and soon forgotten as new more appealing prophetic images replace them. In fact many of these prophesies can easily be demonstrated as contradictory. 

(328) Updated! The Passion Translation by Apostle Brian Simmons - Reviewed by Spirit Of Error - Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
The new NAR Bible.

(329) Does the Bible teach we can see and hear Angels or summon them to visit us? by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/14/13
To come in contact with angelic creatures has to be discerned for if they are not sent by God to have as mission as angels do, then they are fallen angels with the purpose to deceive. Those who claim to often see angels, hear from them and order them around are not staying in the biblical teachings and need to be questioned.

(330) Are people going to heaven today? by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/14/13
No, I do not believe this is true. I think many have an active imagination and convinced themselves of something special happening to them. Others may have had a counterfeit spiritual experience, or an occult experience. It is very disappointing to hear how many gullible and naïve Christians there are that accept these stories. They hear a story of someone going to heaven and because the Bible speaks of a few people that went they believe these modern stories are just as true even when they contradict the Bible.

(331) Prophecy Mongering - Profiting from the Promulgation of End-Time CRI$I$ Scenarios by Herescope, 5/24/13
The evangelical world has been feasting on a constant diet of crisis for several decades now. Despite the relative peace and prosperity that Americans currently enjoy, fear is being marketed in every outlet. Fear of the future. It is big money for evangelical professional marketeers, many of whom act like false prophets continually prophesying doom and destruction. In fact, so much so, that many Christians now seem addicted to the adrenalin rush that comes via these dire predictions of disaster. It is a Pavlovian thing – spout the CRISIS, and fear-laden followers will respond by pushing the button to buy pre-packaged SOLUTIONS! This phenomena can best be described as prophecy-mongering, a term that has connotations of profiteering from promoting endtime crises. 

(332) They Claim to Speak for God by The Berean Call, 6/1/13
A very large part of Christendom in the United States is enamored with those who claim to speak for God. If you think that"s an overstatement, simply tune into some of the programing on Trinity Broadcasting Network or some of the other cable religious networks. What you will see are churches filled with thousands of Christians hanging on to every word of a man or a woman who is declaring what God has just revealed to him or her. The content ranges from the mundane to the bizarre. To some observers who are fairly well versed in the Scriptures, what they are hearing and seeing is laughable. But that"s a tragic reaction by some who are forgetting that many of those being led astray by the so-called new prophets and apostles are their brothers and sisters in Christ.  Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(333) Collateral Damage of the New Apostles by Spirit Of Error, 6/6/13
I've been asked, "Why are you so concerned about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement? Even if people's beliefs are a little off, what's the harm?" I'm concerned because their NAR beliefs are not just shipwrecking their own faith. They are hurting other people.

(334) More On the Signs and Wonders Crowd/They are coming out of the woodwork by Tim Wirth, 7/9/13
Satan uses his supernatural “lying wonders and signs” to trap men into following him, while the Lord uses His miracles to lead men in a righteous path to follow Him. From the above verse, we see that men can be deceived into believing a lie if they are deceived into accepting lying signs and wonders. 

(335) ‘Voice of the Apostles’ Day 1 by Spirit Of Error, 8/14/13
Yesterday, I watched the opening session of the 2013 Voice of Apostles conference in Orlando, Florida, sponsored by Global Awakening. Here are some of my initial impressions.

(336) Matt Redman and Francis Chan: Oh No. Not You Guys, Too! by Spirit Of Error, 9/19/13
Both Chan and Redman have agreed to take part in an annual conference sponsored by the International House of Prayer (IHOP). “Onething 2013“  is expected to draw 25,000 young adults to the IHOP base in Kansas City, Missouri, this December.

(337) Rick Wiles Latest Stunner by Steve Lumbley, 9/30/13
So remember the next time Rick Wiles tells you the destruction of the USA is imminent, and I’m sure it won’t be long, actions speak louder than words. Wiles own actions show him to be a false teacher and a false prophet. Even he doesn’t believe the nonsense he’s spewing. If he doesn’t believe it, why should you?

(338) ‘God Loves Uganda’–New Film Exposes the NAR Movement by Spirit Of Error, 10/11/13
Criticism of NAR leaders’ involvement in Ugandan politics is nothing new. Secular watchdog groups, such as Right Wing Watch and People for the American Way Foundation, have been sounding the alarm about the NAR movement for years. They fear that its dominionist agenda could lead to the suppression of the civil rights of homosexuals and others who don’t share the values of the NAR movement–in Uganda and the United States. So, what’s my problem with the NAR efforts in Uganda? Of course, I–along with all biblically faithful evangelicals–believe homosexual practices are sinful. But my concern is that the NAR movement has shifted the historical evangelical focus on preaching the gospel (or “good news”) of salvation from sin to preaching a gospel of taking sociopolitical control. Even the documentary makers obviously picked up on this shifted focus, as is made evident by the film’s sarcastic tag line, “Have you heard the good news?”

(339) Colin Brown claims God is "Rebooting the Church" by Sandy Simpson, 12/9/13
When I read the title of this issue of the ElijahList, it made me really angry.  The title was ""Rebooting" the Church: Changing Times and Changing Seasons".  I immediately asked myself the question: Is it a good thing to "reboot" the Church?  Revival is a good thing when it is based on repentance (Acts 3:19). But this is not what Brown is talking about. He is talking about "rebooting". When you reboot a computer you turn it off and on again, erasing any programs running, making a fresh start which sometimes works on computers and sometimes does not (for example when there is a virus in the computer - pun intended!). It is a good thing to return to our first love of the Jesus Christ and the Gospel (Rev. 2:4-5). But this is also not what Brown is talking about. And how could he? The churches involved with the false apostles, false prophets, false teachers of the New Apostolic have already had their candlestick removed long ago. They can keep rebooting themselves in their occult "slain in the spirit" 24/7 and it will not bring repentance and refreshing. It will only strengthen the delusion they have put themselves under and that God is allowing on them as a condemnation.

(340) Latter Rain: The Spawning of Apostasy by Kevin Reeves, 1/20/14
LTRP Note: The following article by Kevin Reeves describes the background of much of the Word-Faith, River movement, Latter Rain, IHOP, Joel’s Army, Apostles and Prophets movement, etc. taking place today. Mike Bickle, Rick Joyner, John Wimber, and many others rose out of the 1940s Latter Rain movement. Followers believe that the Latter Rain “revival” is the latter rain referred to in such Scriptures as Jeremiah 3:3, Joel 2:23, and Hosea 6:3. These movements have now intersected with the contemplative prayer movement; now combined with Purpose Driven, the emerging church, Willow Creek, etc., a powerful mystical body is merging as an apostate, end-time church.

(341) Interviews on Dominionism a la IHOP and the NAR (Videos) at Apprising Ministries, 1/23/14
So, to understand the dangers concerning this dominionism at the rotten root of NAR eschatology I’m presenting the following video clips below from Dr. Martin Erdmann of the Verax Institute.This begins to give us good working knowledge about dominionism, which is: "the erroneous belief that Christians have a mandate to build the “kingdom of God” on earth, restoring paradise, by progressively and supernaturally transforming themselves and others as well as all societal institutions through subduing and ruling the earth by whatever means possible, including using technology, science and psycho-social engineering; and then and only then will a “Christ” manifest his presence on earth."

(342) Are All Healings From God? by Matt Slick, CARM, 2/9/14
No, not all healings are from God's direct hand. We can have natural healing that is due to how God designed our bodies to heal themselves. We can have healings that are the result of medicine. And, of course, there are healings that are demonic.

(343) A Warning About G12 Churches, Encounter Weekends and Spiritual Abuse by Chris Lawson, 2/22/14
The G-12 movement has been defined as a full blown abusive "cult" as well as an "aberrant" Christian movement, depending on how one looks at the theological and social structure of the movement. The methodology that is utilized upon many current and former members speaks for itself and varies from church to church and how balanced or imbalanced church leaders are. Many people have left the movement because they have been severely abused under what is known as "heavy shepherding," in other words, they have been "spiritually abused."

(344) World Vision U.S. To Hire “Gay Christians In Same-Sex Marriages” by Ken Silva, 3/25/14
I now point you to World Vision: Why We’re Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages, a report that went on yesterday ChristianityToday,com from Celeste Gracey and Jeremy Weber. (ACT Note: World Vision has been a part of the New Apostolic Reformation for a long time along with other organizations such as YWAM.)

(345) World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Gay Christians In Same-Sex Marriages at Apprising Ministries, 3/26/14
I have now confirmed this reversal on the phone via a spokesperson in the media relations department at World Vision and have received the following statement concerning this change ... (ACT Note: The Bible does not say we must "respect" homosexuals.  We can love them and rebuke their sin but we are not called to "respect them".  You don't respect people who are living in unrepentant sin. WV has been a part of the NAR for decades and has been promoting WCGIP doctrines as well as leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).  They are heretical just like YWAM.  Just FYI. If you don't believe me, get our DVD series on the NAR where false prophet Mike Bickle reveals that World Vision and YWAM are agencies spreading the doctrines and practices of the NAR.  Also see the quotes by World Vision Canada employee Terry LeBlanc in this article.)

(346) World Vision is Really a Hallucination from the God of this World by Jacob Prasch, 3/27/14
For some years Moriel has warned that World Vision is no longer, by scriptural definition, a Christian ministry that more than two decades ago abandoned its originally evangelistic ethos and become a politicized left wing social welfare organization (once a ministry or church ceases to be evangelistic it will soon cease to be scripturally Evangelical).

(347) Hillsong Embraces ‘Chrislam’ by Moriel Ministries, 3/28/14
When prime time Australia TV broadcasted an exposure of the financial ethics (or lack thereof) of HILLSONG, no one should have been surprised.

(348) Rick Wiles Promotes New “Prophecy” From Maurice Sklar by Endtime Delusion, 4/1/14
It is certainly true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. The ones in the Christian church who have contributed the most to the area of false prophecy and leading the children of God astray in the past couple of decades are the ones who continue today to be the Pied Pipers of falsehood, profanely issued in the holy name of our Lord. So it was not surprising when someone pointed out a new “prophecy” had been issued by prolific false prophet Dr. Maurice Sklar. And it just seemed to fall into place that the main showcase for his issue of this would be Rick Wiles’  Trunews radio program, which has been for almost 15 years now a source of some of the most outlandish and self-serving blather ever to be labeled “Christian.”

(349) Updated! World Vision, Christian organization? by Marsha West, Renew America, 4/10/14
The dust has settled a bit since Christian humanitarian aid organization World Vision's March 24 announcement that it would hire gay couples who are legally married in the state in which they reside. Since "World Vision-gate" remains a hot topic, it's time for some introspection; likewise to do some digging to find out if WV truly is a Christian organization, as it claims. Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(350) Discerning signs & wonders...? (MP3) by Chris Lawson, 5/8/14
Help for the hurting versus lying signs and wonders! If you or your family members have ever been hurt by false teachers at counterfeit revivals (Toronto, Lakeland, Holy Trinity Brompton, Pensacola, Fresh Fire, Bethel Church, Morning Star Ministries, IHOP, Healing Rooms, etc.), this audio message may help to bring some clarity on what happened to you/them. This is one of my more soft-spoken audio messages whereby I help educate people on escaping and/or avoiding the confusion and heartache that false teachers produce.  The first 30 minutes (various Scriptures) is all preface for what I discuss in the second 30 minutes.

(351) Marketplace Movement... 7 Mountains... NAR-prophecies for 2014 by Karin Jansson , 6/1/14

(352) Answers to Questions: Community Conversion by Pastor Richard A. Conners, 7/8/14
Question: Is it possible for a community group, like a family, tribe, household, or village to come to Christ altogether at the same occasion? Answer: We have to be clear about what the question is asking. If we are asking if a group of people may (each) come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus at the same moment in time, at the same occasion of the proclamation of the Gospel – then the answer is, yes. Certainly, multiple people can repent and trust in the Son of God at the same point in time – even families or communities. Acts 16 gives us the occasion of the salvation of the Philippian jailer. Verse 34 tells us that the jailer believed “with his whole household” after Paul and Silas in verse 32 “spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house.” So yes, it is possible for a group to be entirely converted to Christ at the same time. However, let us recognize that for an entire group to be converted each member of the group must have a personal believing response to the Gospel message. Salvation comes through faith (by grace – Ephesians 2:8).

(353) Apostolic and Prophetic Lingo–A to Z by Holly Pivec, 7/16/14
I came across a very telling, new NAR resource. It’s called the Apostolic and Prophetic Dictionary: Language of the End-Time Church. This book is written by NAR apostle and prophet Abraham S. Rajah, and was released in December through Westbow Press, the self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. It provides definitions for over 500 entries, most of which are for exclusive NAR terms. Here’s the description of the book on Amazon.

(354) Understanding The Dominion Theology Of Christian Reconstructionists And The New Apostolic Reformation by Thomas Ice, 1988
NOTE: This is an article I wrote about Dominion Theology in May 1988.  It is interesting to see how things have progressed twenty-five years later.  Back then these movements were just beginning to influence each other.  Now we see these ideas continuing to gain strength in our own day.


Landmark Book!

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Critical Missiological Issue!

This DVD video series features Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson and their in depth research regarding the First Nations Movement and World Christian Gatherings of Indigenous Peoples.  This is an issue that pastors and missionaries need to be informed of because it goes to the core of evangelism and preaching the Gospel.
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Todd Bentley

(1) Todd Bentley's Diabolical Signs by Jackie Alnor, ApostasyAlert, 5/11/08
If you've been watching the news on "Christian Television" in the past couple of weeks, you could not have missed the glowing reports of a "revival" breaking out in Lakeland, Florida. It is headed up by a certified false prophet/teacher by the name of Todd Bentley, one of the guys from the infamous Elijah List, an umbrella group that markets all the bogus "prophetic" junk their many seers sell. Many of these forerunners for the antichrist are heralding this outbreak as the much-touted outpouring of the latter rain. {If you think I'm speaking harshly, keep reading to understand why I can't mince words.} 

(2) Press Release - Third Wave Exposed by Christian News Today, 5/17/08
Todd Bentley's latest revival in Lakeland Florida with the assistance of Karl Strader's son Stephen Strader is all about money.

(3) Todd Bentley or Jesus Christ? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, May 20, 2008
Todd Bentley claims to have seen Jesus Christ, but it was not the Jesus of the Bible.

(4) Updated! 5/21/08 - Todd Bentley by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 5/20/08 - The Todd Bentley "revival" in Florida.  Read Part 1 - "Meet the new thing- same as the old thing" "Will We get fooled again?", Part 2 - To be Forewarned is to be Forearmed, Part 3 - A Story of Earth and Heaven, Part 4 - When the Angel came - The Branham connection, Part 5 - The fire- Fresh Fire, Part 6 - The Fire as an ANOINTING- Experiences of  a baptism of fire, the pillar of fire and what the bible has to say on this, Part 7 - Angels we have heard and seen- Are we to be visited by angels and have heavenly experiences? & Part 8 - An Open Heaven- Bentley's Highway to Heaven - A closer look at his many visitations and trips to heaven, are they biblical?

(5) Todd Bentley - The New Simon Magus by Pastor Bill Randles, Believers in Grace Ministries, 5/26/08
It seems to be happening again, The false prophets are once again "making God's people trust in a lie', the people are not blameless, for once again as in Jeremiah's day;"  The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests bear rule by their means, and my people love to have it so, people love to have it so, but what will you do in the end?" (Jer. 5:31)

(6) Todd Bentley Kicks 'Older Lady' with his 'Biker-Boot' - and the audience laughed by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, May 28, 2008
You decide: Todd Bentley or the Holy Spirit?

(7) Another Lie, Another Deception, & Another False Move Of God, Just One More False Revival by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 5/30/08
It is just more of the same old ridiculous, unscriptural, carnal, and demonically inspired junk that will not and cannot bring true biblical & historical revival, but can be used to help prevent it.

(8) Todd Bentley/Fresh Fire Ministries Research Page compiled by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 6/08
This page contains selected articles, information, and news releases specific to Todd Bentley and Fresh Fire Ministries, and will be updated as new information is made available. 

(9) Lakeland's Recycled Revival by Gary Osborne, 6/08
There is no doubt in my mind that the "Lakeland Outpouring", as it is now being called, is nothing more than a recycling of previous movements that stretch back decades.  Whether it was meetings held by people like William Branham, Kathryn Kuhlman, Benny Hinn, Rodney Howard-Browne, Steve Hill, or any of the so-called Kansas City Prophets, the spirit and basic doctrine are the same.  There's a common thread of specific heresies that go back a long way.  That's why I call it recycled revival.  It's nothing new at its core.  In addition, this revival and ones similar to it promote ideas that are contrary to what the Bible tells us about the end times.

(10) Roaring Revival / Distress of nations with perplexity by Tony Pearce, 6/08
The laying on of hands is used in Acts in order to commission ministry and to give spiritual gifts and in working miracles. Nevertheless the kind of manic laying on of hands on everyone who comes up at a meeting pushing them over as a sign of the power of the Holy Spirit is not to be found in Acts or the Epistles. In fact Paul counsels Timothy "Do not lay hands on anyone hastily.' 1 Timothy 5.22. The fruit of Paul laying hands on Timothy was the very opposite of the frenzy and manic behaviour we are witnessing today in Lakeland: "Therefore I remind you to stir up in you gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.' 2 Timothy 1.6-7. Far from some magical power been transferred by the touch of one anointed person to another, the message of the Christian faith was to be spread by teaching its content from one to another: "And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.' 2 Timothy 2.2. How much we need this today.

(11) The Modern Church's Golden Calf by Randall Sortino, 6/5/08
Today many Christians have grown impatient waiting for the return of our Lord Jesus. They have begun to look for other ways to God. They have embraced emerging church metaphysical techniques, some subscribe to a kingdom now philosophy, they have chased after Oprah's false gospel of self, they pursue yoga and meditation to obtain contact with the spiritual guides, and in Lakeland Florida they pursue Todd Bentleys' god of violence and error.

(12) Fools for Christ- or just fools? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 6/08
A prophesy failure of Jesus showing up at Todd Bentleys meeting.

(13) Todd Bentley: The Culmination of the False Charismatic Revival by Joseph Chambers, Pawcreek Ministry, 6/08
Can you imagine a prophet of the true Jehovah God who is almost totally covered in tattoos which his "god" told him to get? He has rings in his ears and on his chin. As he prays for people, his main words are, "Bam, Bam, Bam." The results are ecstatic, bodily motions that range from sexual gyrating to insane stupors. This spirit does not make you wise; it makes you unwise.

(14) Todd Bentley Caught Infecting People With Spiritual Diseases! by Chris Pearson, Cutline, WordPress, 6/08
Todd Bentley carries a vile spiritual disease which can infect you and corrupt you eternally if you so choose to follow after his false gospels, false miracles and false revelations. Todd Bentley is one of the most vile and perverted blasphemous heretics that has ever made himself known publicly in the last 2000 years. We are living in a terrible time, put on the whole armour of God through the sound doctrines of the Bible so that you may stand in this evil day against all that would come to deceive you away from the truth into doctrines of devils and fables.

Updated! (15) Lakeland's Recycled Revival - Introduction: Testing the Spirits - A Pastor Reports on Todd Bentley's "Revival" in Lakeland, Florida by Pastor Gary Osborne, 6/16/08
This article will be divided up into two distinct sections. In the first section I will give detailed accounts of what I personally witnessed at two of the meetings I attended in Lakeland, and I will also detail a portion of a third meeting I watched and taped off television. This first section will obviously include subjectivity from my vantage point. The second portion of this article will deal with 7 issues that need to be addressed concerning this "Revival" and will include some of the more salient teachings of Todd Bentley.
Read Part 1, Part , Part 3, Part 4 & Part 5.

(16) My Visit to Lakeland Revival by Evangelist Justin Peters, 6/19/08
Well, I went to Lakeland, FL to attend the revival services. I was in attendance Monday morning and evening, Tues evening, and Wed. morning. I really did try to go to these services with an open mind, but once there it did not take very long for my mind to begin closing.

(17)Defending the Indefensible - Todd Bentley Apologetic by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 6/21/08
For these reasons alone, may no one be taken in by this apologetic, regardless of the obvious credentials and experience of professor Grieg. Of course there are those who indeed looking for "permission to jump on board" this heretical movement, but I am assured that all who are really "of the Truth will hear Jesus' voice". Grace and Peace!

(18) Footprints Of A Prophet Or Tracks Of A Wolf? by Jan Markel, Olive Tree Ministries, 6/08
I am writing the "inconvenient truth" today. I have been blitzed with e-mails about the Todd Bentley "revival" in Florida.  Before you fall for his stories and "signs and wonders," please allow me to make some comments. I realize this will not be received well by many.

(19) Todd Bentley: Miraculous Healings? - Allow the Bible to Decide by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 6/08

(20) A Review Of Gary S Greig's Pseudo-Scholarly Apologetic For The Unbiblical Antics Of Todd Bentley And The Lakeland, Florida Sequel To The Failed Revivals Of Kansas City, Toronto, And Pensacola by J. Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 6/24/08
Lakeland is not biblically charismatic, not biblically Pentecostal, and not biblically Christian. Neither is Gary S. Greig's "scholarly" defense of what cannot be either biblically or even rationally defended. 

(21) Todd Bentley's 'Special Commissioning Service' by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 6/24/08
The believers' who promote and support Todd Bentley and the Lakeland revival would do well to heed the Apostle Paul's warnings to the early churches, repent, study their Bibles, and stay completely away from the false prophets, false teachers, and false healers of our day.  Read about who is behind Bentley here.  This is exactly why I placed Bentley on this NAR page.

(22) Articles on Todd Bentley by Deception Bytes, 6/08
Articles include The Dark Agenda Behind the Florida Outpouring, Todd Bentley, Fires of Kundalini and the Demon Samael, Todd Bentley encouraging Astral Projection, Todd Bentley -God is Releasing a Sundar Singh Annointing, The Outpouring of New Age Doctrine in the Church, Todd Bentley and his Financial Angels, etc.

(23) The Sorcery & Trances Of Todd Bentley vs. Scripture - A Response to Charges against James Sundquist for "Judging the Bride of Christ" by James Sundquist, June 26, 2008
Open Letter to: Brian Olynick, Stephen R. Strader, Gary S. Greig, Todd Bentley and Fresh Fire Ministries Staff, I am responding to your charges that we are "judging the Bride of Christ."  If you had bothered to read the testimonies you would see that we are not judging the Bride of the Christ, as only Jesus Christ can do that at the Bema Judgment Seat.  But we are commanded to judge the teachings of anyone who claims to be part of the Bride of Christ.  So in one broad stroke you have already borne false witness against us.

(24) Todd Bentley is not of God, folks by Tim Wirth, No Goofy Zone Discernment Ministry, 6/28/08
I'm sorry for those of you out there who don't get this and are still calling this demonic nonsense a Christian revival.
This is not of God folks. At least not of the God I worship.
Here is a very scary video.

(25) Todd Bentley's Knighting by WolfTracks, June 26, 2008
When will the show end?

(26) Reflections On Lakeland Florida Events by John Angliss, 6/08
When revivals took place in Church history (e.g. at the beginning of the 20th Century), they spontaneously occurred in SEVERAL places in the world and were not dependent on ONE place or ONE person or the impartation of "IT" (whatever that is?) 

(27) The Lakeland Revival - A New Day? by Carismania, 6/08
Website with info on Todd Bentley.

(28) Angels or Demons? - Todd Bentley and "The Beautiful Side of Evil" by Berit Kjos, 6/26/08
What's driving Todd Bentley? Why do thousands of people flock to his revival meetings?...

(29) Todd Bentley, Fresh Fire Ministries and Lakeland Revival compiled by S. E. Ray, 7/08

Canadian Todd Bentley doesn't look like a minister as some would expect. The 32-year-old openly sports body piercings and tattoos on his arms and neck, which has caused many to question his purpose and motivations.

(30) New Video Clips - Todd Friel and Justin Peters on Todd Bentley by Puritan Fellowship, 7/3/08
A pastor pronounced "healed" by Todd Bentley Dies 8 Days Later.-Pastor Justin Peters contacted 7 people who went up on stage and said they felt the power of God go through them, but Todd Bentley proclaimed them healed, and none of the 7 are any better, there is no change in their physical condition.

(31) Articles Exposing The False Teachings Of Todd Beneley compiled by Chris Lawson, Spiritual Research Network, 7/3/08

(32) Bam Bam Bentley by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 13, No. 3, November/December 2007
Todd Bentley delivers a spiritual punch and fells people onstage (spiritual ring) for the count by yelling "Bam".

(33) The New Violence of the 'Holy Spirit?' by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministry, 7/08
Considering that Todd Bentley is now mimicking Smith Wigglesworth, this article that was written on Toronto needs to be reread.

(34) Please Provide the Medical Evidence for the Healing of the Man with Stage 4 metastatic Cancer by Philip Powell, Christian Witness Ministries, July 5, 2008
The following is the substance of an email addressed by Philip Powell to Todd Bentley and Stephen Strader and copied to many on Philip's personal email lists, including the official "Todd Bentley" apologist Dr Gary GREIG. After the email was broadcast worldwide Philip Powell received a response of sorts from Steve Strader, which is published under the words of the original email below, followed by Philip Powell's editorial comments. You be the judge. It would be good to see some pressure being put on these men to come clean on this issue or provide the evidence asked for.

(35) Todd Bentley: The Culmination of the False Charismatic Revival by Joseph Chambers, Paw Creek Ministries, 7/8/08
There is only one thing that ties this false prophet to the kingdom of God. He represents every false doctrine, emotion, and action that I have documented in the false invasion of the Charismatic world. Some of his actions go back before the Charismatic period when it was all called Pentecostal. (Please do not confuse this with Classical Pentecostals.) Mr. Bentley is a kind of culmination of every false doctrine or idea that has plagued the Pentecostal people and their churches.

(36) Miracles - Preaching the Gospel = ___? by Herescope, 7/8/08
In Jesus' era people were also seeking miracles, signs and wonders. Mark chapter 1 details how Jesus "healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils" (vs. 34) Shortly thereafter, Simon Peter commented to Jesus that "all men seek for thee" (vs. 37). Our Lord's response was simply, "Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore cam I forth" (vs. 38). And Mark records that "He preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils" (vs. 39).

(37) Angels Or Demons? by Berit Kjos, July 6, 2008
What's driving Todd Bentley? Why do thousands of people flock to his revival meetings?

(38) Todd Bentley and His Circus Side Show From Hell by InPlainSite, 7/08
Is pretty much summed up by the succinct comment recently made by a friend .. "I don't know if the devil wears Prada, but he definitely drives a Bentley". 

(39) FIRST-PERSON: Faith & healing -- Where's the evidence? by William A. Dembski, 7/11/08
Todd Bentley's healing ministry has gained national attention. His daily meetings for the past three months in Lakeland, Fla., have attracted hundreds of thousands from all over the world. The press has begun to question Bentley's legitimacy -- Is his financial accounting above board? Are miracles really happening? I want to raise some more personal concerns.

(40) Todd Bentley on ABC News 'Nightline' Reports PART 1 & PART 2
CRS Comments: Video doesn't lie! The reports clearly demonstrate that Todd Bentley does not have the gift of healing!

(41) Fast-rising preacher's 'healings' draw ire by Roger Oakland, Understanding The Times, 7/19/08
While we believe that God is a God of miracles and that legitimate healing takes place today according to God's will, we do not believe that the "Lakeland Outpouring" is a move of the Holy Spirit. We believe that when people flock to a man or a movement in order to "receive a transferrable anointing", we believe that such a phenomenon is a sign how easy it is to delude people in the name of Christ in the last days.

(42) Todd Bentley and the '13th Resurrection' - What was the name of that funeral home? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, July 22, 2008
In this 5:28 YouTube video Todd Bentley reads an unverified e-mail and excitedly proclaims the "thirteenth resurrection from the dead" which, according to Bentley, took place at a funeral home.

(43) Todd Bentley Fires Blanks in Texas by Danny Gallagher, The Wittenburg Door, 7/22/08
They want God and they want Todd, not necessarily in that order.

(44) The Sickness Unto Death: Spiritual Drunkenness And False Revival by: Pastor Bill Randles, 7/30/08
What we are seeing in the so?called Lakeland revival, did not come like "a rushing mighty wind" out of heaven (cf. Acts 2:2). Rather it is the direct result of several "streams " that have converged over the last twenty years. The roots of Todd Bentley's experienced based revival, are manifold. They include the Kansas City Prophets of the late 1980's and early nineties, John Wimber's Vineyard movement, South African Evangelist Rodney Howard Browne, the Toronto Blessing, and the subsequent Pensacola Revival which led directly to Lakeland Florida and Todd Bentley. A major common denominator, which runs through all of these streams, is an emphasis on an experience called spiritual drunkenness! There can be no denying that Bentley is a direct result of the so called Kansas City Prophets. He himself defers directly to two of these prophets openly, in spite of the moral collapses of both of them.

(45) "Bam Bam" Said The False Prophet by Marsha West, 7/30/08
Faith evangelist Todd Bentley has drawn hundreds of thousands to his Florida Healing Revival to "soak in the glory and spread the fire." Before you pack up the car or purchase an airline ticket and head to Lakeland Florida, here's a word of warning: Christians who play with fire will get burned.

(46) Points To Ponder by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, August 10, 2008 
Melissa Fisher is in charge of the Evangelism Department of Patricia King's Extreme Prophetic. After a "brainstorm" with her team members to develop a new "creative outreach," Fisher claims to have mapped-out all of the mortuaries in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. During a visit to the first mortuary, Fisher asked the mortuary attendant, "Do you have any people that are dead here that we can practice on?" Again, you read it right. Again, we don't make this stuff up. When given the okay by the mortuary attendant, Fisher claims that she and her team began to pray and call "life back into the bodies." Fisher also claims that when the power of God fell, "oil and "diamond-dust" appeared on their hands. Towards the end of the video, Fisher states, "Now, we haven't seen any dead raised yet, but we know, we have been pressing in, that it's going to happen eventually."

(47) Todd Bentley: Angry And Sick by LocalPastor, YouTube Video, 8/11/08
The man in the wheelchair suffers from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Todd Bentley commands the MS to be "healed" and repeats the words FIRE! FIRE! BAM! BOOM! HEALING POWER! over-and-over again. Bentley then thanks "God" for healing the MS, but the man remained in his wheelchair. Compare with Matthew 15:30-31. 

(48) Evangelist Todd Bentley Reportedly Files for Separation by Cary McMullen, THE LEDGER, August 12, 2008
LAKELAND | Evangelist Todd Bentley, who led a Pentecostal revival in Lakeland from a modest beginning to near-historic proportions, has filed for separation from his wife, a former spokesperson said Monday, and will not return to the ongoing revival.

(49) Faith healer abandons pulpit - Evangelist leaves Florida faithful, marital friction suspected by Glenda Luymes, The Province, August 14, 2008
An Abbotsford faith healer has mysteriously left the Florida pulpit where he attracted hundreds of thousands of miracle-seeking followers.

(50) Todd Bentley Separates From Wife & Lakeland by Marsha West, August 16, 2008
What did Fresh Fire Ministries know and when did they know it? I'm talking about Todd Bentley's marriage, which is in shambles. According to the statement posted on the Fresh Fire website it would appear that the board of directors have known for quite some time.

(51) Todd Bentley: 'Unhealthy Relationship' with Female Staffmember by Fresh Fire Ministries Board of Directors
August 15, 2008, aas cited by Bud Press, Christian Research Service
"We wish to acknowledge, however, that since our last statement from the Fresh Fire Board of Directors, we have discovered new information revealing that Todd Bentley has entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff. In light of this new information and in consultation with his leaders and advisors, Todd Bentley has agreed to step down from his position on the Board of Directors and to refrain from all public ministry for a season to receive counsel in his personal life."

(52) Todd Bentley and the Hotel Fire in Seattle - Judgment from the 'Lord' or 'Accidental'? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, August 15, 2008 
Common sense dictates that when a person makes a claim, but refuses to provide PROOF, it calls into question ALL the claims he or she has made, both past and present. 

Must Read! (53) And the prophets prophesied falsely and the people loved it so. But what will you do in the end? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 8/22/08
We are watching prophetic history unfold for the church and it is not turning out the way most would think. With each new wave of revival the promoters claimed God is pouring out his Spirit on all flesh, but all that happened is the deception deepened. You have to love the truth and walk in it, to walk with Jesus, only then can you discern error. That means you must know his word CORRECTLY and be willing to search it daily. Did not Jesus say to worship God we must do so in Spirit. No, He said we are to worship in Spirit and in TRUTH. This is the missing element in Lakeland and every Toronto style revival. In one of his supernatural stories Todd Bentley said when he was abducted through a pillar of fire he landed on a table in heaven surrounded by angels and he heard God say "I desire truth on the inward parts." Precisely! Where was it?

(54) Bill Johnson and Those So Called Prophets by Pastor Richard Taylor, YouTube Video, cited on Christian Research Service, Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Pastor Richard Taylor boldly comments on Bill Johnson's statement on Todd Bentley, C. Peter Wagner's endorsement of Bentley, and God TV. 

(55) Tossing Glory Grenades by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 11, No.4, August/September
The title comes from a spectacle I witnessed on God TV from the Lakeland Outpouring and the Todd Bentley Meetings. On this night it was a little more than Bentley imploring for people to come up and get "some glory", or "Come and get a drink of the glory of God." In fact at this particular meeting there was a stand in for Bentley. I don't know his name and don't know how I could get it. People I guess weren't coming down so he began tossing glory bombs to people in the front rows who on cue would fall and stagger. The speaker would quickly mm his back apparently to avoid the blast of the explosion of glory. Why he would avoid the supposed explosion of glory is odd. This tangible packaging of the glory as a product to be tossed around seems reprehensible.

(56) When The Ends AND The Means Are Unjustifiable by Sandy Simpson, 8/30/08
The ends of the Third Wave are why the means are so unjustifiable.

(57) We have had enough of false prophets! by Marsha West, Renew America, August 30, 2008
The Holy Spirit is on the move. He's working in the minds and mouths of the false prophets. BAM! They've fallen and they can't get up.

(58) The Audacity of the Lakeland Revival DVD by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/08
Why did the Lakeland outpouring fail? Can Lakeland be refuted as a real revival. This video documents the teachings, exposes the fabricated supernaturalism that was taught to the youth as real biblical experiences. Numerous clips from its broadcasts on youtube prove the unsound doctrine that made this a Toronto repeat. You will hear the false prophets lift up Bentley to introduce a new move of the Spirit and prophesy his success. You will learn of the spiritual agenda these men hold behind this revival (Latter Rain theology). This video will help you show why Toronto style revivals are not sent from God nor approved by him.  We can then immune ourselves and our loved ones from other false revivals that will come.

(60) Fresh Fire or False Flames by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things Newsletter, Volume 14, Issue 10, September 2008)
That many are being deceived by such frolics shows the level of biblical discernment to which many claiming to be Christians have stooped.  Just a quick reading of the New Testament would reveal that this revival is not of the Holy Spirit because it fails the test of Scripture. 

(61) Three Lessons from Lakeland by David Servant, 9/08
Depending on where you live in the world and what interests you, you may or may not have some knowledge of the recent revival meetings in Lakeland, Florida, led by Canadian Todd Bentley. Although tens of thousands from around the world flocked to Lakeland over a period of four months---mostly due to the reports of physical healings---the meetings generated considerable controversy due to Bentley's questionable doctrines, strange angelic encounters, unconventional style, and his exaggerated and sometimes outright false reports of miracles.

(62) Todd Bentley - Michael Guglielmucci - Feet Of Clay - Power To Overcoming Bewitchments posted by Moriel Ministries, 9/26/08
Today, many are spreading lies and slander concerning the deity of Jesus Christ. Every mind is under attack to turn the people to hoards of demonic men who wish to rule the world under a new religious system called witchcraft. If they can transform the minds of the masses, they can take possession of the planet and exercise authority over the people as slaves. 3 The impure doctrines of our present church systems have muddied the waters of religion until it hardly favors the Holy Bible and the true church. Revival is impossible until we return to "the love of the truth." (2 Thess. 2:10). The love of the truth is the saving power of God.

(63) James Goll: False Prophet by LocalPastor, September 28, 2008
In this YouTube video, James Goll claims Todd Bentley and others "will go into another level of commissioning."

(64) Lakeland Revival Officially Ends: New Apostolic base in Lakeland, Sola Dei Gloria Blog, October 14, 2008
After a major scandal and dwindling crowds, the Lakeland Outpouring concluded Sunday.

(65) Todd Bentley: An Angel Named "Mary" by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, October 24, 2008 
In the opening stages of his 2003 article, "Angelic Hosts Part 1," Todd Bentley focuses the reader's attention on "teaching on the angelic realm and how you can release angels to fulfill God's word" Next, Bentley reveals that he had "several daily visitations of angels which lasted for weeks," and that, Since the beginning of this year I've also sensed an increase in the presence of angels in our meetings. Many others have reported to me of increase of spiritual activity in their lives too

(66) Todd Bentley: An Angel Named "Mary" by First God's Plumbline, based on article by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, October 24, 2008 - Video
In the past, Todd Bentley introduced his followers to a female angel named "Emma." Now, in his new book, Bentley has introduced his readers to another female angel named "Mary." 

(67) Todd Bentley: The Pied Piper of Chaos by PFO, 11/12/08
In April 2008, Todd Bentley started having what he and others called an end-times healing revival at the Ignited Church in Lakeland, Fla., which is pastored by Stephen Strader. The meetings continued for more than four months. It received worldwide exposure via YouTube. His ""revival'' was a combination of the now-defunct Holy Trinity Brompton revival, the Toronto ""blessing,'' and Pensacola (Brownsville)
""outpouring,'' but kicked up " maybe literally " many levels. The Lakeland Outpouring, as it was called, was a first-rate circus complete with claims of a female angel named Emma forever enshrined on YouTube. On July 21, Bentley announced
that God had instructed him to ""Move, walk the land, move the Ark of My glory.''

(68) Charlie Robinson and his 'Pillow Fight with Jesus' - Does the word BLASPHEMY ring a bell?! by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, December 29, 2008
Charlie Robinson, associate of Todd Bentley and Fresh Fire Ministries1, is known for his off-the-wall super-unnatural stories that go well beyond the usual super-duper fantasy conjured up by many within the hyper-Charismatic camp.

(69) "Angelic" Delusion by LocalPastor, YouTube video, 1/09
Videos of Todd Bentley and others claiming angelic visitations.

(70) Todd Bentley - Wiser than God? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 2/3/09
"Sometimes the Lord would give me specific words before I prophesied and other times I would just step out in faith, begin to prophesy, and hope the Lord would join me" (Journey Into The Miraculous, January 2008, p. 139, emp. added). 

(71) Todd Bentley and his Muscle-Bound Jesus by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, February 6, 2009
But the Lakeland revival was doomed from day-one. On the outside, it was advertised as a tremendous move of the Holy Spirit. But on the inside, it carried the spiritually-polluted stench of the Toronto and Brownsville revivals, and was saturated with false teachings, false prophecies, wild claims, false healings, and demonic activity.

(72) Todd Bentley: Time Traveler? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, February 11, 2009
Visions of all makes and models, shapes and sizes are a common occurrence within the Charismatic and signs and wonders movements. The question is: Are the visions from God? To no surprise, Todd Bentley claims to have had multiple visions, and further claims to have been transported back in time, not by way of Professor Peabody and his Wayback Machine, mind you, but by "Jesus":

(73) Todd Bentley and his False Jesus YouTube video by VinnieActs2030, 2/09
"Another Jesus" has not the authority or power to forgive, save, sanctify, and redeem the lost.

(74) False Prophet Rick Joyner & Todd Bentley's Adulterous Re-Marriage by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 3/11/09
Todd Bentley, the criminally convicted homosexual pedophile turned drunken heretic and adulterer who kicked old ladies in the face and stomach on YouTube at the failed Lakeland, Florida counterfeit revival has entered into a biblically adulterous re- marriage while under a "process of restoration" led by biblically proven false prophet Rick Joyner.

(75) Mr. Friel hits the nail on Mr. Bentley's head on The Shotgun Blog, 4/4/09
Todd Bentley, shamed Candian evangelist, seems to have friends who want him to return to ministry as soon as possible. His mentor, U.S. charismatic evangelist Rick Joyner, is putting several videos on his site per week about Mr. Bentley's "restoration process", not just the one video per week that was promised. Todd Friel, an American apologetics expert with a weekly radio and TV show, analyzed parts of the videos this week on his radio program. If you are interested in his critique, I think he makes some very good points. His audio comments are below the fold of this post.

(76) Todd Bentley: Claimed but Not Ordained by Bud Press, 4/7/09
Todd Bentley claims to be ordained through a Canadian-based association, but a top official tells a different story.

(77) Todd Bentley: The art of the apologetic non-apology by Rick Hiebert, Western Standard, 4/19/09
One nagging question that readers may have is why are Mr. Bentley's critics still assailing him, when he says that he is sorry? Well, I can make an educated guess. Although I am not in this camp, I do think that it is in the public's interest to bring blatant lying to their attention.

(78) Todd Bentley: Preaching the Gospel 'Won't Win Souls' - Kingdom Rising or self-rising kingdom? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, April 28, 2009
Todd Bentley's kingdom is self-rising. His gospel of the kingdom is a kingdom he has established and not from God's written word, the Bible. Yet, despite all of his false teachings, false prophecies, and ungodly claims, actions, and antics, Bentley is being "restored" under the heretical umbrella of Rick Joyner, Bill Johnson, and Jack Deere.

(79) Six Simple Questions for Todd Bentley by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, October 22, 2009 
Maybe it was just a glitch in Todd Bentley's computer. Or, maybe Bentley accidentally hit delete instead of post. Or, maybe Bentley actually read the comments and chose to hit delete before his followers had a chance to read them. Whatever the case may be, stuff disappears, including the following October 19 comments on "The Todd Bentley Blog" at http://www.freshfireusa.com/blog

(80) A Little Necromancy For Mr. & Mrs. Bentley by Rick Heibert, 1/14/10
The most scary thing that comes out of Todd Bentley's Dec. 18th, 2009 service, however, is that Jessa Bentley, Todd's new wife who is evidently learning quickly, apparently has the ability to call dead people into her dreams?

(81) Todd Bentley Videos Page by Christian Research Ministries, 2009
This page contains selected videosand DVDs on Todd Bentley and his associates within the Word-Faith movement and the New Apostolic Reformation.


(82) Confronting Todd Bentley
Blog about confrontations with Todd Bentley.

(83) Todd Bentley on-stream again! by Karin Jansson, 2/11/10
I warned for this in December 2009...and, unfortunately, I have nothing positive to say this time either...Believe me; I have much more fun things to do than dealing with this! It is grieving and a must to expose and continue to warn for...This is 'Kundalini-power' (Hinduism) at work and this is nothing to play with!  God's church â€" The Body of Christ = wake up!

(84) The Sickness Unto Death: Spiritual Drunkeness and False Revival by Bill Randles, 7/23/08
What we are seeing in the so-called Lakeland revival, did not come "like a mighty rushing wind out of heaven", rather it is the direct result of several "streams " that have converged over the last twenty years. The roots of Todd Bentley's experienced based revival, are manifold. They include the Kansas City Prophets of the late 1980's and early nineties, John Wimber's Vineyard movement, South African Evangelist Rodney Howard Browne, the Toronto Blessing, to the subsequent Pensacola Revival which led directly to Lakeland Florida and Todd Bentley.  A major common denominator, which runs through all of these streams, is an emphasis on an experience called spiritual drunkenness!

(85) Todd Bentley: Crowing for Dollars by Bud Press, 4/12/10
Constant promises of financial breakthrough from the hyper-Charismatic camp remind me of a strutting rooster. It sticks out its chest and crows its cock-a-doodle-doo day in and day out, month after month, year after year, and produces nothing but noise. Well, after a visit from the "angel of finance," and a meeting with Bob Jones who, in turn, had a visit from an angel named "international banker," Todd Bentley is crowing like a rooster, again, about an upcoming super-duper, humongous, stupendous Greater Glory Gathering at the MorningStar hen-house this month.

(86) The Prophet, the 'God' and the Heretic by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 5/19/10
You may have seen him on-stage with Benny Hinn, prophesying over people, revealing their innermost thoughts, and pronouncing people healed through his prophetic words. He is Yakim Manasseh Jordan, son of E. (Elijah) Bernard Jordan, the new kid on the hyper-Charismatic block, and rising star within the Word of Faith movement.

(87) For Sale: The Anointing by Crystal, Slaughter Of The Sheep, 7/2/10
Do you want to attend a school that will teach you how to steward the anointing and flow in the Holy Spirit?  Well, Todd Bentley says he can impart it to you, but you have to get out your wallet first! Over at the Elijah List website, they are promoting Todd Bentley's brand spankin' new "school of the spirit."  Bentley and Jason Hooper are the key speakers at Bentley's new money-making venture, the "Anointing School," and you can attend for the low, low price of $60.00.

(88) Heretics and the Cross by Ken Silva, 9/11/10
For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. (Mark 13:22) Spiritual deception depends upon counterfeit experience which looks and feels real. Apprising Ministries with just a little heads up that heretics know how to use the language well in order to draw in their unsuspecting prey. For example, here's latest tweet from false prophet Todd Bentley.

(89) Todd Bentley is Back by Jackie Alnor on Crosstalk, 10/1/10
Jackie Alnor is a Christian media watchdog and author of The Fleecing of Christianity. After a two year hiatus due to alleged moral failings, Todd Bentley, the controversial Florida pastor, is preaching again thanks to the work of men like Rick Joyner of Morningstar Ministries. Bentley is hardly alone when it comes to being controversial. Individuals such as John Avanzini and Benny Hinn are just two other names from the Word of Faith "Hall of Shame." These and other pastors continue to make headlines, not because they focus on the word of God, but because they are adept at convincing others that they can obtain whatever they want or think they need by chasing after the presence of God. By reviewing this edition of Crosstalk you'll become equipped to know what antics and false manifestations are taking place in churches that are being led by similar false teachers. 
Date: September 30, 2010
Host: Ingrid Schlueter
Guest: Jackie Alnor
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(90) Todd Bentley Remarries And Re-Launches by Cecil Andrews, Take Heed Ministries, March 10, 2009
Last year as a ministry we spent much time and energy reporting on and exposing the fraudulent so called "Miracle Healing Crusades' conducted by Todd Bentley in Lakeland in Florida and I don't plan to revisit those God-dishonouring events in this article â€" a search of our website and those of other faithful watchmen ministries will yield all the information necessary to discover the devilish nature of events in Lakeland. The "Miracle Healing Crusade' came to a shuddering halt when it was discovered that Todd Bentley had "entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff â€" at least that's how the board of Mr Bentley's then "Fresh Fire Ministries' initially put out the story â€" subsequent revelations showed how very wide of the mark this first statement was.

(91) Letter to the People of Haiti concerning Todd Bentley by Bud Press, 1/4/11
To the People of Haiti: A faith healer named Todd Bentley is scheduled to arrive in Haiti on January 7, 2011. He plans to conduct open-air crusades in Port Au Prince until January 15. Here in the United States and around the world, Todd Bentley is known as a false teacher and false prophet. He also claims to have the gift of healing, but the sick and dying leave his meetings without being healed. 

(92) CHRISTIANS BEWARE! Todd Bentley in Seattle by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 2/1/11
Currently, Todd Bentley and Jason Hooper are conducting a tour in Yakima and Seattle, Washington. We need to pray that God will be merciful to the innocent and unwary who attend, and open their eyes to the real Jesus Christ. While the tour will consist of the usual bill-of-fare of firey thrills, burning chills, and electrically-induced excitemement, those who attend will not see Bible-based healings or miracles, nor will God show up and bless the tour. God hasn't changed. He is still against false prophets (Jeremiah chapter 23; Matthew chapter 7; Matthew chapter 24).

(93) Todd Bentley and the Prophetic Movement compiled by Bud Press, 2/2/11
Articles, videos, and information on one of the most dangerous movements on the face of the Earth. 

(94) Today's Christianity - Nothing More Than Feelings by Paul Proctor, News With Views, 2/2/11
This may come as a shock to most Christians, but if you do a search of the less contemporary translations of scripture, the word "feelings" is virtually nonexistent. Where it does appear, it is cited as more of a superficial, even negative attribute than a positive; and yet, as we watch and listen to many from today's churches, be they leaders or laymen, not only do we see a clear fixation on feelings, both physical and emotional, we notice that those feelings have by and large become a replacement for faith. In fact, if you substitute the word "feelings" wherever you see the word "faith" in those older Bible versions, it will become clear to you what motivates and guides the average "Christian" today â€" point being: most of us are not following the Living Word of God by faith, we're simply following our feelings and calling it "faith." This doesn't require a Bible. Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(95) OWN program on Todd Bentley by Spiritual Research Network, 2/17/11
I watched a disturbing display last night on TV. I was made aware that on the Oprah Winfrey Network, they were to air a program featuring the heretic and false prophet Todd Bentley. Lisa Ling did a good job of at least presenting the story but was far to accepting for my liking. But that's beside the point.

(96) Letter To The Editor of the Express News by Bud Press, 12/4/11
Based on your December 4 article, 'BEWARE OF THE TATTOO PREACHER', it is obvious that Todd Bentley is still in the business of spinning tall tales.

(97) Letter to Todd Bentley: Request for Proof? by Bud Press, 1/26/12
[The following letter was e-mailed to Todd Bentley at info@FreshFireUSA.com on January 23, 2012. The subject window contained, "To Todd Bentley" Request for Proof". There has been no reply. Please feel free to post it on your website or blog as the Lord leads. I will provide an update if Bentley replies. --Bud]

(98) In Whom Will You Trust? Todd Bentley or Jesus Christ? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 7/25/12
More than at any time in the history of the world, people who profess to be Christian are claiming to see Jesus. Their claims include elaborate stories of how Jesus suddenly and physically appeared to them, spoke to them, and even took them into visions and visits to heaven. They back their claims with smiles and tears, along with subtle, well-rehearsed words to assure their listeners their stories are "real" and "true". Solid, Bible-based Christians agree that every word that Jesus Christ spoke was pure, perfect, and holy. His words are truth, and are just as reliable and trustworthy today as they were 2,000 years ago. Despite these facts, there are growing numbers of professing Christians who deny Jesus' words, and work overtime to convince others to believe in what they say over what God has already said in His written word.

(99) Todd Bentley: Truly Misleading by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 8/7/12
It appears that the August 4, 2012 article published in London, England's MailOnline has grabbed the attention of Todd Bentley, self-proclaimed prophet who claims the ability to heal by the power of God. The article warns the reader about Bentley's violent techniques with the sick and dying, and calls for Bentley to be banned from conducting his tour in England towards the end of August 2012 (Todd Bentley Controversy).

(100) Revivalist preacher Todd Bentley refused entry to UK - Evangelist who has boasted of 'curing' people of diseases including cancer by using physical force denied visa for UK tour by Lizzy Davies, The Guardian, 8/21/12
Todd Bentley, a controversial revivalist healer based in the United States, had been due to hold a series of gatherings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the next few weeks. But the Home Office said Bentley, a Canadian citizen, was subject to an exclusion order and would not be permitted entry to the country.

(101) Home Office Bans Todd Bentley from UK by Simon Cross, Christian.co.uk, 8/25/12
BREAKING: The Home Office has confirmed that the government has banned Todd Bentley from entering the UK. The news has forced the controversial preacher and healing evangelist to cancel his tour of the UK, which was scheduled to begin in nine days time.

(102) Todd Bentley and the Spirit of Thor by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 9/4/12
... In a message to his church on August 11, 2012, Stan Tyra claimed he received the following "powerful word" from Todd Bentley: "Todd Bentley had a word for me last week. He gave that word kinda semi-publicly, and we shared it in the house because it's important to us as a church. And he said that he saw a spirit of Thor on me."

(103) Todd Bentley: Denied, Banned, and Cancelled by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, 9/12/12
This has not been a good year for Todd Bentley, the self-proclaimed prophet who is under constant scrutiny from Christians for his false teachings and false healings, many by way of punching and kicking the sick and dying. In January 2012, Bentley was denied entry into Australia. In August 2012, he was banned from entering the United Kingdom. In September 2012, he was forced to cancel his October trip to Pakistan.

(104) A lesson from the Lakeland Revival by The Berean Call, 11/3/12
This documentary made me both angry and sad. I was outraged to see Bentley's complete disregard for Scripture, his disregard for what the Bible tells us about the miraculous gifts, about maintaining good order in services, about so much else. What made me sad were the many looks at the people who had followed Bentley. There were many people, well-intentioned, I am sure, who gave up everything they had to follow him.

(105) Outrage as banned preacher Todd Bentley calls death of former Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks "the Lord's justice" by Chris Baynes, Croydon Guardian, 12/13/12
A controversial Christian preacher who was banned from the UK after a campaign led by Malcolm Wicks has provoked outrage by claiming that the late Croydon North MP's death was divine retribution. 

(106) Apprising Ministries Exclusive: God Struck Down Malcolm Wicks For Opposing Todd Bentley? by Ken Silva, 12/17/12
Baynes then tells us that now Bentley is making the claim that, for opposing him, Wicks was actually struck down by God a la Ananias and Sapphira (cf. Acts 5:1-11)

(107) Five Years On: Todd Bentley and Bob Jones Teaching Manifest Sons of God in 2008 by Crosswise, 8/27/13
The purpose of this article is to revisit some Manifest Sons of God (MSoG) teaching in order to educate those not quite understanding this particular doctrine, its ramifications, and how it fits into the larger scheme of things.

(108) Todd Bentley Videos and Research Articles: False Revival, Violent Ministry, Kicking, Punching, Shaking, Hissing, Screaming, Laughing, and more (Updated March 21, 2014) by Chris Lawson, 3/22/14
A page of articles and videos on Todd Bentley.

(109) Todd Bentley of Lakeland Revival, Florida Outpouring publicly endorsed by Bill Johnson (Bethel) by Charisse Van Horn, Examiner, 9/4/2011
On August 17, 2011, Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California, publicly endorsed the ministry of Todd Bentley. 

(110) Todd Bentley Videos and Research Articles - False Revival, Violent Ministry, Kicking, Punching, Shaking, Hissing, Screaming, Laughing, and more compiled by Bud Press, 9/11/14
To the Reader: This page contains selected videos and DVDs on Todd Bentley and his associates within the Word-Faith movement and the New Apostolic Reformation. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil (1 Thess. 5;21-22). Beloved, 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 (1 John 4:1).


Mike Bickle

(1) Mike Bickle's Gigolo Jesus by K. Jentoft, Herescope, 5/1/08
The Jesus confessed in Mike Bickle's "spiritual interpretations" at IHOP is not the "Jesus Christ come in the flesh." Mike Bickle's "Bridal Paradigm" Jesus is not the Jesus of the Apostles but a substitute Jesus of his own imagination and found only in imaginary interpretations and not the Bible. Those who embrace and love the Jesus of Mike Bickle's imagination are cultivating intimacy with an imposter. Their feelings of love may grow and be sincere but they are misplaced because God's word does not give us the Jesus that Mike Bickle is asking us to worship.

(2) The "Harp and Bowl" 24-Hour Prayer Initiative
and the 'Restoration of the Tabernacle of David' by Tricia Tillin, 2003
Way back in what seems another life, I researched the Kansas City Prophets phenomenon. That was, in its time, as gripping a tale as the Toronto Blessing and contained much the same material - manifestations, false prophecies and dominion doctrine.

(3) International House of Prayer (IHOP) Promotes Contemplative Spirituality by Lighthouse Trails, 2007
"Mike Bickle, director of the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City, and a well-known leader in the Prophetic Movement, claims that God is restoring contemplative prayer to the church. He goes on to claim that contemplative prayer is a God ordained means of entering into the fullness of God, and that the brightest lights in church history have been Roman Catholic mystics who lived during the dark ages. He went on to say the western church had much to learn from these mystics ...

(4) IHOP Openly Promotes Contemplative Prayer/Visualization by DiscernIt Blog, 8/4/08
Contemplative Prayer"â€"Communing with the Holy Spirit who lives within you.

(5) IHOP & The Latter Rain by Herescope, 9/16/08
The most requested article topic in the past year from Herescope readers has been an in-depth article on the subject of Mike Bickle and the International House of Prayer (IHOP) movement. We received numerous requests especially after our May 1st post on "Mike Bickle's Gigolo Jesus" and our July 17th post "God's Dream?" which examined Bickle's involvement in TheCall and related groups with a clear intent on creating a youth movement Joel's Army.

(6) Mike Bickle and International House of Prayer - The Latter Rain Redivivus by Bob DeWaay, 9/08
Earlier this year the International House of Prayer (IHOP) sponsored a conference in Kansas City entitled Passion for Jesus that was heavily promoted toward young people. The purpose of the conference was to "cultivate intimacy with Jesus." In the conference's second session, IHOP president and director Mike Bickle preached a message based on an allegorical interpretation of a Matthew 25 parable in which he explained his end times theology and "revelation of the bridal paradigm." Bickle claims that Jesus cannot return until something drastically changes in the church: "He is not coming any day. He is not coming until the people of God globally are crying out in intercession with a bridal identity under the anointing of the Spirit.1" If you do not understand what he means by that it is likely because you have read the Bible literally and have never found anything regarding a special anointing that imparts a revelation of a "bridal identity." In fact, much of Bickle's terminology will be strange and foreign to most Christians.

(7) Testing Music In The Church - Part 2 by Sandy Simpson, 3/18/09
For my previous article on testing music in the churches, go here.  Since the first article I wrote on testing music in the churches there have been developments in Christian music that are even more alarming. 

(8) IHOP is starting to feel its Dominion oats by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 7/2/11
What is new about this event is that the organizational burden of this event will be shouldered by IHOP (International House of Prayer)[5] staffers from Kansas City. This is the group known as the "Kansas City Prophets," which forms the foundation of the NAR.

(9) IHOP: International House of Political Action by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 7/7/11
Mike Bickle presents a variant of Dominion end-times teaching that crossbreeds elements of Dispensational eschatology with Dominion Post-Millennial views. This at first glance seems similar to Dispensational teaching which has occupied for decades the most popular view of the end times. But Dispensational Pre-Millennial eschatology in its pure form is directly in opposition to the Dominion teaching.

(10) Mike Bickle and IHOP: Revisionism and The Blueprint Prophecy by Beyond Grace, 7/7/11
Imagine, if you will, a leader of a religious group or secret society who based his entire movement on a foundational document - but yet would not share the contents of that document. Sacred writings, which were delivered to him by an unidentified mystery prophet. A blueprint which was confirmed to him by a "supernatural encounter which included an angel and a demon." Writings which were confirmed by yet another prophet, one who later was discovered to have had women stand in front of him naked while he "prophesied" over them. Mormonism? Freemasons? No, this movement is known as the "24/7 Prayer Movement" whose adherents are called "Forerunners." They are best known as the "International House of Prayer" (IHOP) and the leader is Mike Bickle. The foundational document is something they call the "Blueprint Prophecy."

(11) IHOP & The NAR by Herescope, 7/13/11
Last week C. Peter Wagner added his name to the list of The Response prayer rally endorsers.[2] This has the effect of putting the full weight of his New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) behind Texas Governor Rick Perry and his potential bid for president. The "Kansas City Prophets" via their IHOP movement was already a primary backer of this quasi-political "prayer event." But now, with Wagner's high-profile endorsement, the event takes on new significance. Wagner's presence indicates the marshaling of forces of his Seven Mountains Army behind a potential presidential candidate.

(12) IHOP's New Breed Leaders by Herescope, 7/17/11
The very strange teachings about Bloodlines, New Breed, Elect Seed, New Order and Abortion in the history of the IHOP movement.

(13) Mike Bickle "Want[s]" Contemplative Mysticism Book to be "the manual for IHOPâ€"KC." by John Lanagan, My Word Like Fire Ministries, 7/29/11
Much of the literature being sold through the International House of Prayer's online FORERUNNER Bookstore indicates a contemplative influence. One such book being offered is Fire Within, written by Father Thomas Dubay. IHOP founder Mike Bickle states, "I want this book to be the manual for IHOP-KC."

(14) IHOP Enters Dominion/Christian Right Politics - IHOP is Starting to Feel its Dominion Oats by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 16, No. 4, July/August 2011
Another national politician is joining with the Apostles and Prophets. Texas Governor Rick Perry. is leading an event scheduled at the Reliant Stadium seating 100,000 in Houston on August 6. The NAR faithrial are shaking the Tea Party. lxees to fill the stadium. This event is being called "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nmion in Crisis." We do not question the title but the means to the goal. The organizers are dubbing this event "a non-denominational apolitical prayer meeting." But don't be fooled. This is common fare for the NAR and the Apostles and Prophets in theft bid to promote the Dominion Mandate of the Apostles and Prophets around the world. Christian Right politicians see this as securing much of the Christian Right vote and politically acquiring the on-the-ground Network of the Apostles and Prophets which is well organized even to the precinct level across America. There will be prayers, sermons, prophesies, spiritual warfare to be sure, but there is only one reason for this event and it is Domon political activism pure and simple. Rick Perry. may or may not make a nm for the White House. But even if he doesn't it serves the Dominion/Political Mandate of the Apostles and Prophets and makes them more visual to the Christian Right political base and garners influence in naBomi politics.

(15) Mike Bickle of IHOP-KC instructs followers on contemplative prayer by John Lanagan, My Word Like Fire Ministries, 10/29/11
In Fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit: 5 Practical Phrases, International House of Prayer leader Mike Bickle gives instructions on how to experience contemplative prayerâ€"which he calls "communing prayer." Like all Christian contemplatives, Bickle works hard at presenting this as biblically acceptable. He states there is "…a lot of counterfeit mysticism…" Before teaching his Christianese mantra method, he again emphasizes he is not talking about Eastern or Oprah religion.

(16) 6-12 year olds to be trained to perform 'signs and wonders' at IHOP reported by God Discussion, 5/9/12
The International House of Prayer (IHOP-Kansas) is gearing up for its first "Signs and Wonders" camp for the 2012 season. There, 6-12 year old kids are trained "to heal the sick, reach the lost, prophesy, and pray for other children, to see Jesus exalted in their schools, homes, and neighborhoods." (NOTE: We do not agree with the God Discussion's web site premise.  We are only reporting on what IHOP is doing according tothis story, which is reprehensively brainwashing youth.)

(17) The Tabernacle Of David: An Endtime Deception by Discernment Newsletter, Volume 23, Issue 5, 9/25/12
There is presently a movement to establish an end-times "Tabernacle  of  David" centered around 24/7 prayer and worship. Fact sheets are distributed that detail the historical background for this movement, culminating in the present-day attempt.

(18) IHOP To Partner With Roman Catholics For Upcoming OneThing Conference by Ken Silva, 11/9/12
The slide of the visible church down the slippery slope of compromise continues to gain momentum as ecumenism and syncretism replace sound doctrine and fidelity to the truth. Much of this compromise ultimately leads many back to Rome through such mystical, New Age practices as contemplative prayer as experience triumphs over objective truth. The International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City is one such group that has elevated and encouraged participants to seek mystical experiences with God as validation of one's faith. This year, IHOP will demonstrate how easily such things align with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, as the annual IHOP Onething Conference promises and boasts of the inclusion of a Catholic track at this year's gathering.

(19) The Sandy Foundation of the International House of Prayer (IHOP) by Crosswise, 11/14/12
To this day, the Mike Bickle led International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City, Missouri proudly claims as part of its heritage Kansas City Fellowship (KCF) aka Grace Ministries.1  Bob Jones, along with Paul Cain â€" who were both important "prophets" associated with KCF â€" continue to be lauded as Bickle's "spiritual fathers"2.  It was Bob Jones' purported "drought prophecy" which was said to have legitimized the Kansas City Fellowship - and now International House of Prayer (IHOP) â€" "movement".

(20) IHOPU Student Confesses to Murdering a Former (IHOPU) Intern by Gina Meeks, Charisma News, 11/15/12 
A student at the International House of Prayer University, who was also participating in an outside "religious community," has confessed to the murder of a former IHOPU intern, whose death was initially ruled a suicide.

(21) Bickle"s Bible Botching by Spirit Of Error, 4/19/13
But I have noticed something disturbing about his teachings. The Bible verses he uses to support them frequently have nothing to do with those teachings–and sometimes they actually teach something very different.

(22) Passionately Wrong by Spirit Of Error, 9/28/13
A serious error is being made by many people who are part of the New Apostolic Reformation movement. 

(23) Mike Bickle will allow fake manifestations “to allow the genuine to take place”? by My Word Like Fire, 11/2/13
Bickle states, “Most places that I’ve been the majority of the manifestations are not caused by the Holy Spirit”…. “but the problem is, it’s not all fake and the genuine is in our midst, and I will allow a whole lot of hamburger helper to allow the genuine to take place. I will not promote it but I will allow it.”

(24) Francis Chan Declares "I Lover Mike Bickle Of IHOP" by Ken Silva, 1/2/14
Now we come full circle to Francis Chan’s appearance along with the aforementioned Jesus Culture at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) Young Adult Conference 2013 One Thing, which just wrapped up Tuesday, December 31st.

(25) What is a Pharisee? excerpt from Shibboleth by Jamie Smith, 1/16/14
Let’s face it, no Christian wants to be accused of being a Pharisee, because the Pharisees are portrayed in the New Testament as being pretty loathsome characters. The accusation of being a Pharisee is made even more incendiary when it is combined with rhetoric about the Pharisees being the ones who killed Christ. This is perfectly illustrated by a statement made by Mike Bickle, a key leader in the massively influential “evangelical” organization International House of Prayer (IHOP). He said in an audio message titled Contending for the Power of God (CD1): “It was the ones pressing into biblical orthodoxy that murdered Christ.” Were the Pharisees really too biblically orthodox?? Was their sin really to hold the Scriptures in too high of esteem? Was it the Pharisees who killed Jesus?

(26) Updated! Bridal Eschatology (IHOP) by Herescope, 1/26/14
Evangelical leaders are currently rushing to associate themselves with major youth events that are becoming increasingly popular in the Christian world. These mass youth rallies were developed over the course of several decades by Mike Bickle’s IHOP (International House of Prayer) movement, which is interconnected to the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). IHOP and the NAR share both personnel and doctrine, with roots that go back into the Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God cult. Previously we have extensively documented the history of the camaraderie of IHOP and NAR.  Read Part 1-The PASSION of the PRESENCE & the Purpose of the Passion, Part 2 -“Presence” Eschatology, Part 3 - BRIDAL ESCHATOLOGY, Part 4 -The Perfectly Obedient Bride, Part 5 - The 2nd Coming of the “Presence” & Part 6 - The Battled Bride 

(27) Bridal Eschatology: A Frightening New Direction at The Berean Call, 6/4/14
IHOP [International House of Prayer] is on the rise in the evangelical world. Once an obscure church in the Kansas City area on the fringes of the Charismatic movement, it has now become a youth movement. The IHOP (International House of Prayer) is on the verge of engulfing youth ministry in this country with its methods and its doctrines. Through its aggressive recruitment efforts it is playing a leading role on college campuses. It is listed as an equal partner in many collaborative evangelical prayer and mission efforts. IHOP leaders are now openly associating with the upper echelons of evangelical leadership, including engaging in political activism.[4] And the leaven of IHOP doctrine is quietly seeping into the entire church world.


John Crowder

(1) This is Not That: An Analysis of John Crowder's "The New Mystics" by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 2/8/10
In analyzing a book that promotes itself as a manual on "how to become a part of the supernatural generation," it must be approached with prayer and humility. The temptation to condemn everything in the book risks trampling upon holy things. John Crowder, in his book "Miracle Workers, Reformers and the New Mystics" mixes the holy with the profane. Discerning between the two, especially in gray areas, is a giant task for any believer to take on.

(2) New Breed: Gasping in Church(?) by LocalPastor, on Christian Research Service, YouTube Video, Sunday, August 24, 2008
Features Matt Sorger, violent angels, Patricia King, "water walkers," John Crowder and "tokin' the Ghost" and saying "Jehovah-uana" (which is short for Jehovah-marijuana). Only God knows how many people have been conditioned and deceived by these false teachers.

(3) John Crowder at John Dowie's gravesite claiming to be getting an "anointing" from a dead man at YouTube, video by LocalPastor, 1/19/09
Video at YouTube

(4) God-ka and the Yum Rum of Heaven by Slaughter of the Sheep Blog, 2/16/10
John Crowder, Benjamin Dunn, and David Vaughn--the usual band of blasphemers.

(5) John Crowder, the new comic book hero of mysticism by Sandy Simpson, 12/8/11
Just when I thought I had seen it all from Todd Bentley and friends, here is the latest DVD series from John Crowder.


John Dawson

(1) Book Review of "TAKING OUR CITIES FOR GOD" by John Dawson, YWAM Publishing 1989 Reviewed by Steve Mitchell, Answers For India, 11/02
Taking Our Cities For God, written by John Dawson is over 10 years old. Why would A.F.I. bother reviewing a book that some might consider outdated and seldom read? The reason is because it is still heavily recommended reading for YWAM youth and staff across the globe today. YWAM's DTS (Discipleship Training Schools) feature this book (in some form) as source material in some classes and the students are taught to implement these prayer and spiritual warfare practices.


Joy Dawson

(1) Joy Dawson Of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
Joins Forces With Benny Hinn by Sandy Simpson, 1/28/02 "In Benny Hinn's Honolulu, HI crusade at the Blaisdel Arena on 1/11/02 Joy Dawson of YWAM appeared on stage with Benny. Prior and subsequent to this appearance she was also featured on his TV programs.  Onstage Joy Dawson was highly complimentary of Benny Hinn and his ministries. They made plans to reach out to the youth of HI together officially that night."

(2) YWAM And Benny Hinn Agree To Work Together by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/17/02
"New developments in evangelism and discipleship."


Jack Deere

(1) Jack Deere's Doctrinal Confusion by Deception In The Church, 1999
"Thanks to mentors like John Wimber, C. Peter Wagner, Chuck Kraft from Fuller as well as Paul Cain and others, Jack Deere had his orthodox view of theology systematically dismantled.  He then became instrumental in introducing the Third Wave to millions of Christians who trusted him because he had been a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary through his books "Surprised By The Power Of The Spirit" and "Surprised By The Voice Of God."  Though these books have some precious truths in them, they also contain heresy.  That is how false teachers ply their trade.  They lay error alongside truth so that the unsuspecting and undiscerning will not be able to tell the difference between what is true and what is not.  Following are a few examples of just how far away from orthodoxy Deere has gone." There is a Vineyard official response the "The Breifing" article of April 24, 1990 (45/46) by Graham Bannister.  The DITC response is that the Vineyard "official response" explanation of what Deere was allegedly addressing in the interveiw with Bannister does not square with the text of the interview and Deere could have easily shown he understood the Gospel if he indeed did at that point.  He had obviously been teaching in the conference that "deliverance" was a part of salvation, but the Bible simply states "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved."  Those who add to grace go against one of the core doctrines of the Church.  The fact the Deere did not want to go on record when asked about the Gospel is also baffling to say the least.

(2) 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."

(3) Who Surprised Whom?  The Holy Spirit Or Jack Deere? by Richard L. Mayhue, Senior Vice-President and Dean, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, Masters Seminary, Fall 1994
This is an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file.  It is a review of the book "Surprised By The Holy Spirit" by Jack Deere.

(4) Jack Deere's View On Prophecy by Sandy Simpson, 10/2/04
Jack Deere's understanding of the gift of prophecy reflects the twisted teachings of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) of which he has been a part since the days of John Wimber, Paul Cain and C. Peter Wagner in the early formation of the Vineyard and Toronto Blessing movements.


Francis Frangepane

(1) WALKING IN THE SHADOW OF THE WALK - THE PROPHETIC MINISTRY AND VISIONS OF FRANCIS FRANGIPANE by G. Richard Fisher, PFO, January-March 2002
With the shadow and fingerprints of John Robert Stevens all over Frangipane's teaching, and because much of what Frangipane teaches and endorses is subjective and imaginative, the reader will have to decide if the "errors" are more acceptable or not.

(2) Francis Frangipane - Another Good Example Of The False Latter Rain Teaching On The Transferable Anointing by Sandy Simpson, 6/30/04
Elijah List sends out heretical Latter Rain teachings all over the world daily in their newsletters.  So it is no surprise to see Francis Frangipane, a long time Latter Rain heretic, featured in their newsletter.  The Latter Rain teaches that there is a transferable impartation of the "anointing" that can be transferred "by" the laying on of hands "by" the will of man, usually though slain in the spirit.  As I have written before, this is heresy. This teaching denies the Triune nature of God, that He is One sovereign God eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  When you claim you can transfer an impartation or anointing of the Holy Spirit by human hands by the will of men, you effectively deny both the Deity and personality of the Holy Spirit. You deny the Deity by claiming you have the power to transfer the Holy Spirit at will, and you deny the person of the Holy Spirit by treating Him like some kind of "force" or "power" seperate from His person.  These ideas are New Age ideas wrapped up in a Christian wrapper.  Slain in the spirit and the transferable anointing are nowhere taught or demonstrated by the Apostles, prophets or Jesus Christ Himself.

(3) History of Some People Involved in Joel's Army by Cephas Ministries, 8/07
Francis Frangipane's church has been involved in the laughter movement for a number of years and has written several books. Lighthouses of Prayer Quote from this page: ""God has entrusted us to fill His plans and purposes for reaching our cities for Him. He has called, chosen, and commissioned us to conquer our city". I see nothing in scripture about conquering cities. Christ said his kingdom is not of this world. We are to preach the gospel and disciple people.


Ted Haggard

(1) 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.

(2) An Open Letter to the National Association of Evangelicals - Re: The Election of Ted Haggard as President of the NAE by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer, ACT & Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/27/03
This open letter details facts that the NAE membership may have overlooked in their election of Haggard.  The letter shows Ted Haggard's promotion of ecumenical unity between orthodox Pentecostals, charismatics, the UPC cult, the Third Wave, and the Word-Faith movement.  It shows a false prophesy he just made.  It highlights his evangelistic methodology and unbiblical spiritual warfare techniques.  Most importantly, it shows how this election fits in perfectly with the plans of the International Coalition of Apostles under C. Peter Wagner to take over leadership in Christendom.

(3) Speaking Of Transformation - "Apostle" Ted Haggard Elected New NAE President by Orrel Steincamp, The Plumbline, Volume 8, No. 2, April-May 2003

Renee Rodriguez spent a number of years in Haggard's New Life church and describes one of the ways the New Lifers have implemented the Apostolic vision. She describes how they filled 5-gallon spray cans with anointing oil and attempted to spray the whole city. At best, such tactics are bizarre!

(4) An Answer To Ted Haggard - Response To Ted Haggard's Email Rebuttal To Our Open Letter To The NAE by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer, ACT & Let Us Reason Ministries, 4/23/03
This article is a response to an email we received from Ted Haggard on April 7, 2003. Haggard was responding to our Open Letter To The NAE.  Keep in mind that Ted Haggard did not want us to use the word "official response" but graciously gave us permission to use his comments. The reason we asked if his email to us was an official response to our open letter was because we wanted to find out if he stood behind what he claimed in his emails to us. We did this so that we would be able to give a thoughtful response and not expect him to take some other position after the fact. This letter is not meant to be disrespectful. Our intent is to be honest in our position and response. 

(5) Ted Haggard Quickly Uses His New Presidency In The NAE - To Advance Policies For Evanglelicals On Islam by Sandy Simpson, 5/10/03
We warned the Church about the effect that the International Coalition of Apostles will have on Christendom recently in our An Open Letter to the National Association of Evangelicals - Re: The Election of Ted Haggard as President of the NAE by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer, ACT & Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/27/03 and An Answer To Ted Haggard - Response To Ted Haggard's Email Rebuttal To Our Open Letter To The NAE by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer, ACT & Let Us Reason Ministries, 4/23/03.  We believe that the seriousness of doctrinal issues regarding the International Coalition Of Apostles (ICA) and the assertions of Ted Haggard with regard to his involvement present a threat to the integrity of the truths of the written Word of God and to the Gospel message.

(6) Ted Haggard Invites Robert Schuller As NAE Speaker reported by The Calvary Contender, Jerry Huffman-Editor, April 2004
SCHULLER AN N.A.E. SPEAKER-Robert Schuller spoke at the National Association of Evangelicals' annual meeting last month (2/04 BB). He received a standing ovation.

(7) ADDENDUM to "An Answer To Ted Haggard" by Sandy Simpson, 9/19/05
I do not want to belabor this issue, but in the pursuit of truth I must update you on a few current developments in this story.  Please refer to the original articles here: An Open Letter to the National Association of Evangelicals - Re: The Election of Ted Haggard as President of the NAE by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer, ACT & Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/27/03. An Answer To Ted Haggard - Response To Ted Haggard's Email Rebuttal To Our Open Letter To The NAE by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer, ACT & Let Us Reason Ministries, 4/23/03. Ted Haggard is apparently still telling people he has no formal association with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and it's International Coalition Of Apostles (ICA).  He recently reiterated this assertion on a radio program called "Issues, Etc." on 9/13/05.  You can watch the Windows Media version of this interview hereor access the MP3 audio here. The "Issues, Etc." site is located here.

(8) Ted Haggard's "Easy Christianity" by Paul Tautges, 6/1/06
The shallow, entertainment-driven, megachurch movement builds human empires at the expense of teaching the depth of biblical truth and, therefore, violates the principle of the above passage. And that principle is this: God's glory is obscured by the glory of man.

(9) Leader of evangelical group resigns amid allegations
by Paul Asay and DeeDee Correll, Kansas City Herald, Thu, Nov. 02, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Rev. Ted Haggard, senior pastor at New Life Church, resigned Thursday as president of the 30-million-member National Association of Evangelicals, following allegations he paid a Denver man for sex over the last three years.  (DITC Note: We warned many of the organizations involved with NAE years ago about Ted Haggard hiding the truth. They chose to ignore it. Now the NAE and the disgrace this situation has caused will have consequences that could have been avoided. See what we warned the NAE about here.)

(10) Haggard's Voice Mail on Slice Of Laodicea, 11/04/06 (This file is no longer online)
Here is one of Haggard's voice mails to gay prostitute Mike Jones. Having heard Mr. Haggard many, many times, this is unmistakeably his voice. Note that he said, "get any more".

(11) The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going? - 6-DVD Series
Get this NAR DVD series to see people like Ted Haggard and where they have been leading most of Christendom astray with their cultic methods, false apostles, false doctrines and false prophecies.  Many, many clips of Ted Haggard on this DVD series!

(12) Statement Regarding Ted Haggard by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 11/08/06
Had Sandy Simpson, Mike Oppenheimer and others who tried to raise the alarm about Ted Haggard been listened to instead of hampered by men like Dobson, the Body of Christ might have been spared yet another discrediting spectacle in the public media. Also, if Ted had accepted the counsel of the above people two and one half years ago when he was in dialogue with them he would have spared himself and his family much grief, and The Body of Christ much open humiliation.

(13) Ted Haggard's Lies by Discernment Research Group, 11/06/06
A little over a year ago Sandy Simpson of the Apologetics Coordination Team expressed concern about Haggard's deceptions and lies regarding his involvement in the New Apostolic Reformation. Simpson's report is excerpted here, but for an overall understanding of the context the reader is referred to the main articles:  Addendum To "An Answer To Ted Haggard" by Sandy Simpson, 9/19/05.

(14) Ted Haggard & The State of the Church in America by Michael C. Gaudiosi, The Berean Radio Network, Volume 15, December 2006
So, you see, it is really not about Ted Haggard. This problem has been widespread in the Church for a long time. Preachers don't want to offend anyone, so the mere mention of hell would decrease the membership numbers, and thus would decrease the dollar amounts! That's why preaching of judgment and wrath is hated in the Church today. It just does not have the appeal as a "purpose driven / your best life now" message would, and it does not bring in the dollars either.

(15) Purpose-Driven Pedophilia: Licensed Psychotherapy of Paul Williams & Ted Haggard vs. Scripture by James Sundquist, 1/07
In response to Steve Gaines statement that: This is a church matter...then contradicts himself by saying that Paul Williams is getting OUTSIDE Commercial professional counseling: " Williams will continue to be supported through outside Christian counseling and the support of our Biblical Guidance Ministry."  Ted Haggart (Haggard) is undergoing the same type of counseling.

(16) Haggard brings restoration process to a halt by Lillian Kwon, Forgotten Word Ministries, Friday, February 8, 2008
Former head of the National Association of Evangelicals in the US, Ted Haggard's journey of "spiritual restoration" came to a halt this week at the request of the disgraced New Life Church pastor. I would have imagined that this decision would be made by the overseers not Mr. Haggard.

(17) Ted Haggard Faces More Gay Sex Accusations by Eric Gorski, Associated Press, 23rd January 2009
Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard's former church disclosed Friday that the gay sex scandal that caused his downfall extends to a young male church volunteer who reported having a sexual relationship with Haggard " a revelation that comes as Haggard tries to repair his public image.

(18) He's Back! Haggards name their in-home church by Mark Barna, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, 5/13/10
A new church incorporation in Colorado Springs tends to pass unnoticed. After all, there are some 500 churches in the area. But an incorporation last week stands out because it was done by none other than Ted and Gayle Haggard. The Haggards give their home address on Old Ranch Road as the site of their new church, which they call St. James. The name is a nod to the passage "faith without works is dead" in the Book of James. Ted Haggard said Tuesday that St. James was incorporated "to keep the accounting in order" of the paid talks they've given for about a year and a half at evangelical churches across the country. The Haggards incur out-of-pocket expenses while on the road, so St. James is a way to be reimbursed for those costs in an orderly manner, he said. But Haggard doesn't rule out the possibility that St. James will become in the future a bona fide church with a members roll and choir. "Sometime, somewhere we will do some type of ministry," Haggard said.

(19) Ted Haggard is borne again by Bill Forman, Colorado Springs Independant, 6/5/10
A relaxed Ted Haggard sits in an Adirondack chair by his backyard pool, surveying a horizon " both literally and figuratively " that he once thought he'd never see again. What the New Life Church  founder first hinted at in an October Indy cover story is now coming to fruition. Ted Haggard is starting a new church.

(20) Wall Street Journal: Ted Haggard Climbs Back in Pulpit, 8/30/10
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo." The Rev. Ted Haggard stood at a pulpit made from stacked buckets one recent Sunday and announced his resurrection. Mr. Haggard was forced to resign nearly four years ago as president of the politically powerful National Association of Evangelicals and to step down from the megachurch he founded, after admitting that he had bought methamphetamine from, and had a sexual encounter with, a gay prostitute. Once one of the most prominent church leaders in the U.S., Mr. Haggard confessed in a tortured letter, calling himself "a deceiver and a liar" who had long wrestled with desires he described as "repulsive and dark." He signed a contract promising to follow a path laid out by fellow clergy: to find a new career in a new state and to stay away from pastoral work.

(21) "Ted Haggard Story Will Raise Serious Questions For All" by Lighthouse Trails, 8/30/10
Today, all eyes are on Ted Haggard for his indescribable actions, but we must look further than just this one man. Christian leaders, as a whole, have been walking in deception and sin for some time, and they have bankrupted the Christian church at the price of truth, and souls have been lost because of it.

(22) Ted Haggard Joins Reality Show 'Celebrity Wife Swap' by Lillian Kwon, Christian Post, 9/22/11
Ted Haggard, an evangelical pastor who came out of a drug and sex scandal just a few years ago, is reportedly scheduled to appear on ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap." Producers of the show confirmed Haggard's participation to People magazine Wednesday.

(23) Ted Haggard / New Life Church Scandal by Discern.ca, 7/25/12
Information from the 2006 scandal.
 


Bill Hamon

(1) Bill Hamon - Head Wolf In The Sheep Pen by Endtime Prophets, 2000
Bill Hamon runs a school for the purpose of training people to be Apostles and Prophets. He is also a proponent of the Manifest Son's of God theory, i.e., Christ can't come back until the Church purifies itself. Following is a critique of Hamon's prophecies (some of which have failed miserably).

(2) Bill Hamon's False Prophecy re America and the Church by Endtime Prophets, 2000
The following article came from Bill Hamon's web site . I have only included those portions that I intend to comment on.

(3) Analysis of Bill Hamon's Word from the Lord
This prophet is a mixture of Kingdom theology, Word of Faith, the new Apostle movement created by Peter Wagner and Charismatic teachings. He impersonates Jesus Christ by taking matters into his own hands and decreeing against principalities. His prophecy that Florida would be a righteous state from that day forward is a false prophecy. Murders and corruption are prevalent as usual.

(4) Bill Hamon's Word and the Manifest Sons of God by Herescope, 12/05
If you want to understand more of the heresy of the dominionism that comes from what is now called "The New Apostolic Reformation," be sure to read the entire Joel's Army booklet by Jewel Grewe of Discernment Ministries, posted in three sections at

http://tinyurl.com/9lf9n
http://tinyurl.com/cy7af
http://tinyurl.com/cjf3s.

(5) The Teachings of Bill Hamon by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/30/11
p.1 The conventional and odd Latter Rain teachings of prophet and apostle Bill Hamon
p.2 The new move of the Spirit to bring Kingdom now --and they do mean NOW!
p.3 Prophets INC. - the prophetic movement of Elijah, Joel, Daniel etc.
p.4 The Manifest sons of God of the Latter Rain movement - Bill Hamon's Latter Rain project in the prophetic movement


Cindy Jacobs

(1) Cindy Jacobs: A Charismatic "Jezebel" by Joseph Chambers, PawCreek Ministries, 2000
A new booklet describing the clairvoyant prophecies of a false prophetess is available free when you call or email us to receive a free complimentary copy of our prophecy newsletter. "This article is not about the appearance of Cindy Jacobs nor her character.  This article is about the "Jezebel" culture that has taken almost complete sway in the Charismatic church world.  It is an effeminate spirit that has no masculine qualities of absolute truth or clear lines of Biblical authority." Contact PawCreek Ministries for this booklet.

(2) When is a Prophet NO Profit? Is Cindy Jacobs Really A Prophet to the Nations? by Philip Powell
Cindy Jacobs prophesied that New Zealand would discover huge mineral reserves and the economy would boom and as a result funds would be provided for the church and that many missionaries would be sent out.  The week she gave this prophecy the NZ dollar fell faster than the Fiji dollar even while the coup was in progress in Fiji. Since then there has been no indication that Cindy Jacob's prophecy was accurate in any way â€" quite the reverse. New Zealand's economy is still in the doldrums and there is no sign of the mineral reserves. Need I say more? She is a false prophet.

(3) Fivefold Ministry Makes A Comeback by Christian Research Journal, Volume 22, Number 1 (1999)
The two cassette tapes are eerie. One speaker, Bill Hamon, urges the congregation to invite "war angels" into the sanctuary and uses sound effects " "Whish!" " as he suggests the angels are arriving. Another speaker, Cindy Jacobs, foresees revival coming to the Latter-day Saints Temple in Salt Lake City and to Freemasons within the Southern Baptist Convention. She speaks of God giving instant sex-change operations to transvestites on New Orleans's debauched Bourbon Street. She notes that the anointing of the Holy Spirit now resides in her left arm, having moved from her right arm. YWAM is selling books by Cindy Jacobs, as well as other false teachers and false prophets from the International Coalition Of Apostles on their main YWAM.org site.  They sell books by these New Apostolic proponents and sympathizers, and a partial list was as follows as of 2/04:

Rick Warren (Purpose Driven Life, Purpose Driven Church) Ted Haggard(Dog Training, Fly Fishing, and Sharing Christ in the 21st Century) Bill Hybels (Courageous Leadership, Becoming A Contagious Christian, Leadership By The Book)Cindy Jacobs(Possessing the Gates of the Enemy, The Voice of God) C. Peter Wagner (100 Gateway Cities, Acts of the Holy Spirit, Breaking Strongholds in Your City, Churches That Pray, Confronting The Powers, New Apostolic Churches, Prayer Shield, Warfare Prayer, Your Spiritual Gifts) Dutch Sheets (Intercessory Prayer) Rich Marshall (God at Work, foreword by Tommy Tenney) David Cannistraci (Apostles And The Emerging Apostolic Movement) George Otis, Jr. (God's Trademarks, Informed Intercession, Last of the Giants, Strongholds of the 10/40 Window, Twilight Labyrinth) Charles Kraft (Anthropology for Christian Witness, Christianity with Power) Winkie Pratney (Fire On The Horizon) Steve Hawthorne (Prayerwalking) John Dawson (Healing America's Wounds, Taking Our Cities for God) Joy Dawson (Forever Ruined for the Ordinary, Influencing Children to Become World Changers, Intercession, Thrilling And Fulfilling, Intimate Friendship With God, Some Of The Ways Of God In Healing)
For the leadership of YWAM, including co-founders Loren Cunningham and Joy Dawson (who have both appeared on false prophet Benny Hinn's TV program and Dawson in his crusade in Honolulu promising cooperation from YWAM) to continually attempt to hide the fact that YWAM is involved in promoting Latter Rain doctrines, books and personalities in the New Apostolic Reformation all over the world is highly disingenuous!

(4) Cindy Jacobs: Tall Tales and Yarns by Chrystal, Slaughter Of The Sheep, 7/16/10
A false teacher comes up with a fantastic story that will promote their self-worth in the eyes of their followers.  Once the story is concocted, they have to spin it so that it shows just how important they are.  That's where Gabriel enters the picture.  You can't get any more impressive than a visit from Gabriel, can you?  And what is Gabriel saying?  He's saying Jacobs is being destroyed because demonic hordes are coming against her and preventing her ministry's resources from getting through.  There it is…the bottom line every time.  If you'll read between the lines, you'll see it's all an elaborate ploy to get money.  Did you think it was anything else?

(5) Cindy Jacobs â€" False Prophecy for Australia 2001 by Discerning The World, Discernment For Africa, 11/23/10
Cindy Jacobs was invited by so called well to do preachers and ministers to come and speak on the 23rd May in South Africa at the  Global Day of Prayer. Why she was invited I have no idea because Cindy Jacobs is part of the New Apostolic Movement and a false prophetess.  Oh wait, so are the organisers of the GDOP. She prophesied that Zimbabwe would be the breadbasket of Africa â€" that was over 10 years ago.

(6) "Cindy Jacobs: Pray Against WWIII" - NAR Prophetess's Inflammatory Comments on the Egypt Crisis by Herescope, 2/4/11
Jacobs who sees herself as not only the lead U.S. national apostle[3] but also a prophetess to the Nations,[4] is increasingly issuing political "prophetic" statements about American and world events, which we documented in our September 8, 2010 Herescope post.[5] At that time we observed that she was inserting herself into the political realm by making inflammatory statements like: "If the Church doesn't fast and pray for a faster acceleration of revival and awakening, the iniquitous sin structures in the nation will tip the scale that is teetering and there will be another great depression."[6] Also, seizing on the Gulf Oil crisis last summer, Jacobs in her prophetess role called for national prayer. This sort of ambulance chasing after every crisis is a particular strategy that she and fellow NAR false prophets and apostles are employing to gain a foothold into the Christian Right. They are tirelessly working to gain name recognition and dominance, and prayer is a useful tactic to make them seem respectable.[7]

(7) Cindy Jacobs' Inadvertent Admission that She is a False Prophet by Chris Rosebrough, 1/23/13
YouTube video showing Cindy Jacobs inadvertent admission that she & the Apostolic Council of Prophet Elders are false prophets.

(8) Christian TV prophet claims she can re-grow cheek bones and heal Satanic tumors by David Edwards, The Raw Story, 9/18/13
Self-proclaimed television prophet Cindy Jacobs recently told her followers that her faith once caused a woman to re-grow a cheek bone in seconds and that she was able to self-heal a grapefruit-sized tumor caused by Satan. In a web video posted last week, Jacobs explained that she once felt “crippled in my gift” to heal because she prayed for someone and they died. 

(9) Cindy Jacobs’ ‘Prophecy for Philippines’ Goes Viral by Spirit Of Error, 11/22/13
In contrast to Elisha’s prophecy, notice three things about Jacob’s prophecy. Jacobs gave a wide, two-year time frame for her prophecy’s fulfillment. (The typhoon didn’t occur within that two-year time frame.) Jacob’s prediction was not about events that were unlikely to occur since it was so vague that virtually any event could be said to be a fulfillment of her prediction. She pretty much covered the entire gamut of what could happen in any nation–from A to Z–all the way from experiencing “greatness” to experiencing “some troubled times.” Jacobs gave no concrete criteria for her prophecy’s fulfillment. Obviously, there is a sharp contrast between Elisha’s and Jacob’s prophecies.

(10) Emergency alert from the prophet Cindy Jacobs by Spirit Of Error, 6/28/14
The respected NAR prophet Cindy Jacobs sent an emergency prayer alert to her followers, on Thursday, warning that a major terrorist attack–on the scale of 9/11–is being planned against the United States. There are many problems with her pronouncement.


Bill Johnson

(1) Bill Johnson and Those So Called Prophets by Pastor Richard Taylor, YouTube Video, cited on Christian Research Service, Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Pastor Richard Taylor boldly comments on Bill Johnson's statement on Todd Bentley, C. Peter Wagner's endorsement of Bentley, and God TV. 

(2) Signs That Make One Wonder by Orrel Stienkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 4, July/August 2009
Signs and wonders have always been claimed in the church.  In the middle ages signs and wonders were usually related to apparitions of the Virgin Mary. It wasn't until the latter part of the 19tb century that the sign phenomena began to be noted again Alexander Dowse and Mary Woodworth-Etter, (the "trance evangelist"), being examples. The Pentecostal move at the turn of the 20th century emphasized healing and the spiritual gifts. But in more recent times John Wimber and his Vineyard movement chose signs and wonders as the focal point of their movement. Wimber's ministry and movement attained notoriety in a church growth class he team taught at Fuller Seminary on signs and wonders with C. Peter Wagner. Wimber's signs and wonders were, however, limited to healing, slain in the Spirit, halo's designating those to be healed and warm sensations, etc. Wimber proceeded to found the Vineyard movement. It was Vineyard pastor John Amott that sparked the Toronto Blessing. Wimber surprisingly became uncomfortable with the excesses at Toronto and also with certain aspects of the Kansas City Prophets. He assumed leadership the Kansas City Prophetic and it became the Metro Vineyard of Kansas City. About this time Bob Jones, a prophet and seer at Kansas City, was sidelined because he used his so called prophetic seer ministry to influence ladies to disrobe before the Lord, etc. Jones was given a behind the scenes ministry but never was actually disciplined. Jones was resurected by Todd Bentley. It is interesting that a number of Vineyard paslors have been the ones to go beyond Toronto and are now into The Extreme Prophetic movement with yet more bizarre and strange supernatural phenomena. More Later.

(3) "The Apostles/Prophets Have Fallen and Can't Get Up" by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 5, September/October 2009
This proves again to be the same ole same ole of false prophets in church history.  Wesley and Whitfield had to contend with the French Prophets and the early church had to contend with Montanus and his female prophets in the second century.  And so it will be till the Son of Man returns.

(4) The Evangelical Immune System Is Switched Off! by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 6, November/December
The current version of evangelicalism appears to be terminal.

(5) Bill Johnson teaches that those who do not believe that the guarantee of physical healing is part of the Atonement are teaching "a different gospel", YouTube, 8/21/10
Notwithstanding that Johnson quotes Galatians 1:8 out of context, which refers to adding Law to Grace, he is also misinterpreting Is. 53:5 as do many Pentecostals to mean that "by His stipres your are healed" is refeing to physical healing.  Yes, God does heal but He also allows people to be sick according to His will (Gal. 4:13).  The healing spoken of in Is. 53 is a direct reference to the salvation sent by the Father through His Son, the second birth, a spiritual birth.  We are NOT guaranteed healing in the Atonement.  We are guaranteed eternal life and abundant life now, but we must trust that everything the Lord allows us to experience in life is not going to be easy all the time.

Updated! (6) Bill Johnson's "Born Again' Jesus by Craig Dorshheimer, Crosswise, 9/26/10
Sad to say, but, Bill Johnson's "Jesus' is not the one of orthodox Biblical Christianity.  In addition, his "Christ' is inconsistent with Scripture; and, this "Christ' does not offer true salvation. Watch Part 1 & Part 2.

(7) Faith healing or foul play? 2008 cliff fall victim sues Bethel (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry) students by Ryan Sabalow, The Recorder Searchlight, Redding, CA, 10/24/10
Rather than call police when their drinking partner fell " or was pushed " off a nearly 200-foot cliff, two students at a Redding Bible school tried first to reach the severely wounded man and pray him back to life, a lawsuit alleges. In a lawsuit filed this month in Shasta County Superior Court exactly two years to the day after he was pulled by search-and-rescue crews from the banks of the Sacramento River, Jason Michael Carlsen alleges that when Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry students Sarah Elisabeth Koivumaki and Zachary Gudelunas couldn't reach him to heal him with their prayers, they spent hours debating whether to call the police.

(8) Todd Bentley Remarries And Re-Launches by Cecil Andrews, Take Heed Ministries, March 10, 2009
Bentley's "restoration" was overseen by Bill Johnson, Rick Joyner, Jack Deere and other false teachers. Last year as a ministry we spent much time and energy reporting on and exposing the fraudulent so called "Miracle Healing Crusades' conducted by Todd Bentley in Lakeland in Florida and I don't plan to revisit those God-dishonouring events in this article â€" a search of our website and those of other faithful watchmen ministries will yield all the information necessary to discover the devilish nature of events in Lakeland. The "Miracle Healing Crusade' came to a shuddering halt when it was discovered that Todd Bentley had "entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff â€" at least that's how the board of Mr Bentley's then "Fresh Fire Ministries' initially put out the story â€" subsequent revelations showed how very wide of the mark this first statement was.

(9) WHAT IS "SPIRITUAL DNA"? by The Berean Call, 7/07
Bill Johnson, another NAR "apostle" and pastor of Bethel church in Redding, California, says in his book When Heaven Invades Earth, "It has been written into our spiritual DNA to hunger for the impossibilities around us to bow at the name of Jesus." This mystical statement sounds lofty, but what does it mean?

(10) Open Challenge to Bill Johnson/Bethel Supporters by Craig, Crosswise, 3/22/11
"This brief article challenges Johnson supporters to reconcile just one of Bill Johnson's statements in his book When Heaven Invades Earth with Christian orthodoxy." 

(11) An Invasion Of Error by Bob DeWaay, reprinted by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 16, No. 2, March/April 2001
In this edition of Plumbline I am making available a review of Bill Johnson's best-selling book 'When ~ Invades Earth." by Bob DeWaay. 'Apostle' Bill Johnson is the West Coast leader of the Apostolic/Prophetic/Dominionist/Movement emanating from his 8ethel church in Redding CA. Having left the AOG several years ago because they did not recognize restored Apostles and Prophets, apostle Johnson works closely with Wagner's NAR and with Bickle/IHOP, Joyner's MorningStar Ministries and Arnott's TACF of Toronto Blessing fame. Johnson assails the two biblical truths of the deity of Christ and redemptive work on the cross. Simply put, Johnson like many Word-Faith teachers (Copeland et al) asserts that Jesus set aside his divinity and became a mere man. Johnson states his demotion of Jesus the God-Man by saying "Jesus did everything he did as a man, laying aside His divinity in order to become a model for us." (Johnson, 'Strengthen Yourself in the Lord' Shippenburg, PA: Destiny Image 2007, p. 26). If Jesus was only a purely anointed man then an elite corps of spirit-anointed believers can equal and even do more than the mere man Jesus, for they too are anointed (Christed) as was he. Similarily, if Jesus was a mere man, His substitutionary and vicarious death on the cross in the stead of sinners is made irrelevant. Only a God-Man could bear the penalty of sinful humanity. Consequently, for Johnson heaven does not need to wait for the return of the glorified and ascended God-man Jesus. Heaven only awaits the activation of the EIijah Generation of the spirit-anointed to bring heaven to earth.

(12) Kris Vallotton - Clueless in California by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, April 6, 2011
Without exception, all false teachers are overshadowed by a demonic band-leader, and dance to the tune of a false god. A steady chorus line of false teachings clutter and fog the mind, disrupts the ability to think clearly, and draws the listener further away from the true God and His written word. Just as con artists scam the innocent and unwary with smooth talk and half-truths, false teachers mix a little truth with a lot of error, and do so with a smile on their faces. Kris Vallotton is an integral part of Bill Johnson's Bethel Church and the Prophetic Movement, which is a movement that runs wild with blasphemers of God, heretics, false prophets, false healers, and false signs and wonders. During a YouTube video titled "False Prophets" (posted September 7, 2010 Vallotton appears to express concern over what he sees happening in the prophetic ministry globally. He says that people are putting prophetic words on the internet and, when their words are wrong, they withdraw them and never say, "I'm sorry." Nonetheless, read carefully the following excerpts from Vallotton's video message, and pay particular attention to how he mixes a little truth with a lot of error: 

(13) When Heaven Invades Earth by Bill Johnson - Reviewed by Bob DeWaay, 7/6/11
Bill Johnson of Redding, California has become a popular teacher in one of the latest iterations of the Signs and Wonders movement. His book, When Heaven Invades Earth, reveals his underlying theology.

(14) Bill Johnson: Fowl Language by Bud Press, January 27, 2012
But did you know that because owls can see at night, they represent the prophetic? That's what Bill Johnson believes. In fact, read what Johnson said about owls to one of his Facebook followers on January 23, 2012: 

(15) Learning Etymology with Bill Johnson: A New Age "Repentance'? by Crosswise, 2/21/12
There are at least two instances in which Bill Johnson breaks down words in order to help the reader understand the meaning.  However in each case, Bill Johnson explained the words in a way which went beyond their actual etymology and true meaning.

Updated! (16) Bill Johnson's Christology: A New Age Christ? by Crosswise, 3/12/12
This article will restate and clarify Bill Johnson's teaching on Christology â€" the study of the person and work of Jesus Christ â€" which has been the subject of many different articles here on CrossWise.  Johnson's Christology will then be compared to that of New Age / New Spirituality teaching which is really not very "new' as it goes all the way back to the early Church. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3a, Part 3b & Part 4.

(17) The Cost of Worship: Bethel's Booming Bonanza by Bud Press, 5/13/12
The cost of worship at Bethel is a booming bonanza. But in the end when the study manuals are closed, other books will be opened, and the eternal price to be paid may end in total separation from God (Revelation 20:11-15).

(18) Bill Johnson In Denial by Bud Press, 5/24/12
Around the world, solid, Bible-based Christians rely on God's written word as their ultimate and final authority. They maintain the importance of studying the Bible on a daily basis, one-on-one with the Lord, in fellowship and prayer. The Bible is trustworthy, and is to be used to weigh and measure those who claim to be Christian teachers and prophets of God.  If the teachings of men downplay, disagree with, contradict, or deny what God has written, God Himself marks them as false teachers, false prophets, false apostles, and savage wolves. As such, their words and writings are to be totally rejected, and they are to be avoided at all costs. For where one false teaching is birthed, other false teachings incubate.

(19) Beni Johnson: Stressed Out by Bud Press, Research Consultant, Christian Research Service, July 8, 2012
Everyday, reports of "divine healing" flood into the hyper-Charismatic camp. Yet, hyper-Charismatics and their leaders continue to suffer the effects of sickness and disease, and seek medical treatment.

(20) Question: I don't understand why Bill Johnson and Bethel Church in Redding are not classified as a cult....They are false teachers and wolves in sheep's clothing. What do you think? by The Berean Call, 8/2/12
In conclusion, Johnson is advocating extrabiblical revelation. Going "off the map" is forsaking the safety and sufficiency of Scripture.

(21) Round the Mulberry Bush with Bill Johnson by Crosswise, 8/12/12
Unless and until Bill Johnson both comes out with an unambiguous, orthodox statement and corrects all his other unorthodox statements I remain unconvinced that he actually intends on promoting orthodox Christology. This would be a monumental task, for sure; however, "with God all things are possible" [Matthew 19:26].

(22) Open Challenge to Fans and Critics of Bill Johnson/Bethel Church by Crosswise, 2/26/13
The following transcription comes from a sermon on 12/20/09 titled Jesus Is Our Model1 from Bill Johnson of Bethel Church.  This is the same one which contains Bill Johnson"s infamous "Jesus was born again" statement.2  This time we"re taking a closer look at a different and more lengthy portion of this sermon.

(23) The Gospel According To Bill Johnson by James Smith, 4/4/13
A key aspect to BJ"s theology on healing is that he claims that healing is a right and something that God is obligated to do for every Christian through "healing in the atonement", as do many other false teachers in the Word of Faith movement. This false doctrine says Christ died for our sins and suffered for our healing. It divides the atonement up between what Christ did on the cross and the suffering He experienced prior to going to the cross. This is based on a misrepresentation of Isaiah 53:5

(24) Assessing Bill Johnson"s "Eternally God" Declarations Amidst His Other Christological Statements by Crosswise, 6/10/13
As this article illustrates, by using Bill Johnson"s own words, he does in fact deny the full deity/divinity of Jesus Christ while He was on earth in his teaching on the anointing.  This is not a "hurtful rumor", as he states in his tweet; it"s an established fact as evidenced by Bill Johnson"s own clear (and sometimes unclear) teachings.

(25) Bill Johnson Claims You Can Think and Live from the Right Hand of God by Crosswise, 7/15/13
With this podcast as evidence, it is apparent that Johnson DOES, in fact, share essentially the same MSoG view as Bill Britton, as illustrated in the quote used in the last article

(26) Kris Vallotton on Becoming an Incarnation through Holy Communion by Crosswise, 7/22/13
Kris Vallotton, Senior Associate Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, CA (Bill Johnson is Senior Pastor), recently stated the following on his website ...

(27) Answer to Open Challenge to Fans and Critics of Bill Johnson/Bethel Church by Crosswise, 9/9/13
Since the original Open Challenge to Fans or Critics of Bill Johnson/Bethel Church has not received much interaction apart from regular readers here on CrossWise, it seems best to fully explain the selected text comprising that challenge in this separate post, as I deem this information critical to understanding the basis not just of Johnson’s Christology, but of his entire theology.

(28) Climbing Up Another Way - Is There A Spiritual Ladder to the Lap of "Father God"? by Mark Dinsmore, 3/22/14
“SOZO” is a psycho-spiritual deliverance and inner healing methodology birthed out of Bethel Church in Redding, California. But though the Bethel Sozo website banner says, “[A] Ministry of Bethel Church,” the FAQ section disclaims, “The Sozo staff are independent contractors and are not Bethel Church Staff.” Apparently for legal reasons, no one wants to call this “counseling” or “therapy.” Rather, they simply call it “healing prayer” (and yet, they  strongly  recommend a suggested donation for receiving “prayer” for which recipients (“Sozoees”) must first sign a waiver. For background, it is interesting to note that Bethel was once an Assemblies of God (AG) church, and Bill Johnson was an AG pastor; but he led his flock out of AG in 2006 to jump into the NAR/River Revival movement. Johnson is now a self-appointed “apostle,” and his church is now a part of his own “Revival Alliance” network, co-founded with Che Ahn (Harvest Rock Church, Pasadena, CA) and John Arnott (Catch the Fire Toronto; formerly Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship; formerly Toronto Airport Vineyard Church). 

(29) Holy Spirit “is like the genie from Aladdin,” says Bethel Redding’s Jenn Johnson by My Word Like Fire, 3/27/14
Jenn Johnson of Bethel Redding views the Holy Spirit “like the genie from Aladdin. And He’s blue. And He’s funny. And He’s sneaky.” Bethel Redding is known for many things, but reverence is not at the top of the list. Jenn Johnson, the daughter-in-law of Bill Johnson, also calls the Holy Spirit wonderful, courageous, silly, and says “He’s just fun.”

(30) Todd Bentley of Lakeland Revival, Florida Outpouring publicly endorsed by Bill Johnson (Bethel) by Charisse Van Horn, Examiner, 9/4/2011
On August 17, 2011, Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California, publicly endorsed the ministry of Todd Bentley. 

(31) A Bethel Redding Snack Pack at My Word Like Fire, 5/15/14
Videos for: 1. Holy Spirit “is like the genie from Aladdin” says Bethel Redding’s Jenn Johnson 2. Bethel Redding Pastor Eric Johnson denies Original Sin? 3. False prophecies mixed with Kundalini at Bill Johnson’s Bethel Redding Church

(32) Bill Johnson of Bethel Redding amenable to New Age “truths” by My Word Like Fire, 5/19/14
Bill Johnson and his wife, Beni, are both contributors to the book The Physics of Heaven. Bill Johnson’s administrative assistant, Judy Franklin, co-authored the book. The Foreword is written by Bethel’s Kris Vallotton, and the book is endorsed by Banning Liebscher of Jesus Culture. Is this a problem? As co-author Ellyn Davis acknowledges, “[The contributors of the book] all agree that the next move of God will cause a shift at the deepest level of who we are—perhaps the very ‘vibrational level’ that the New Age movement has been exploring. They also all agree that there are precious truths hidden in the New Age that belong to us as Christians and need to be extracted from the worthless.”

(33) The New Age Propensities of Bethel Church’s Bill Johnson (Booklet) by Lighthouse Trails, 5/19/14
The Physics of Heaven, a recent book Bill Johnson contributed to, and his personal assistant co-authored, reveals a very different picture than that of the apostles described in the Bible. It appears that rather than an apostle of God, Bill Johnson may be poised to serve as the vehicle that carries the New Age and quantum spirituality deep into the Body of Christ.

(34) Mark Chironna’s New Age/Quantum Mysticism at Bethel Redding Conference by John Lanagan, My Word Like Fire Ministries, 9/13/14
Near the end of his blasphemous message, Chironna tells his listeners, “If something is shifting inside you you’ve already heard from heaven. You already know what wants to emerge. And if it wants to happen you need to speak it into existence.” (2 hours, 29 minutes, 45 seconds) (emphasis mine) But following these teachings will not result in hearing from heaven, but from hell. Nor has Bill Johnson bothered to correct this blasphemy. Chironna’s conference teaching is still for sale at the Bethel Redding store. https://shop.ibethel.org/products/piercing-the-darkness-february-2012-complete-set (scroll down to Session 7)


Bob Jones

(1) Bob Jones - a tail of a prophet by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 6/28/08
A peek into the revelations and excursions of Kansas city prophet Bob Jones.

(2) Bob Jones and his Spirit Guide by by Chrystal, Slaughter of the Sheep Blog, 3/12/10
Bob Jones gave a prophecy at MorningStar on March 8, 2010.  As far as Bob Jones's prophecies are concerned, they are always far out and extravagant.  This one is the same.  A real doozy!  He doesn't disappoint in that regard.  However, this one sheds a little more light on the spirit that guides Jones. 

(3) NAR Prophet Bob Jones Dies by Holly Pivec, 2/17/14
Bob Jones, a prominent prophet in the New Apostolic Reformation movement, died Friday, February 14.


Rick Joyner

(1) Rick Joyner's False Teachings by Joseph R. Chambers, D.D., 1998
"The first time I picked up material written by Rick Joyner I immediately sensed the spirit of darkness and deception. Reading his material is similar to reading New Age materials. His approach is to take anything in Scripture and make it mean anything that suits his theological aims. There is no faithfulness to established facts of interpretation. It's a smorgasbord of ideas loosely connected with the generous use of out-of-text Scripture to prove his point."

(2) Rick Joyner: Christian Gnostic by Vanguard Magazine, 1998
"Joyner is associated with the Kansas City Prophets (Paul Cain, Bob Jones, Mike Bickle et al) who have been discredited for a number of reasons ..." Read Part 1 - Civil War and then Part 2 - Gnosticism.

(3) Rick Joyner's Book, "The Final Quest" Should Be Called "The Big Lie"! by Joseph R. Chambers, 1999
"The book by Rick Joyner, entitled The Final Quest, should be labeled "The Final Lie."  It is absolutely the biggest pack of "ultimate lies" from demons and devils that I have ever reviewed."

(4) The Call By Rick Joyner - A Reviewby Kevin Reeves, 5/01
"In my opinion, there are great problems with both of Joyner's books concerning this "vision". He would have us accept that Jesus took him to the 3rd heaven, that he spoke face-to- face with Christ, that spirits of great Christian reformers and even people from his own time who had died spoke with him and revealed their hidden earthly lives, and that he was being guided by and having wisdom imparted to him from angels, and all this taking place in what he calls the highest level of revelation, and then he tells us in "The Call" that we have to sort through all this and decide which portions he is relating are true and which are not! When you say, "The Lord said," (as Joyner did repeatedly in both books), you are giving the weight of heaven to your testimony. But if in the next breath you deny the certainty of the revelations, you effectively dismantle your own testimony."

(5) The Final Question - A Review Of "The Final Quest" By Rick Joyner by Kevin Reeves, 7/01
"Only one thing remains, a "final question", if you will--If we would not believe an unpopular leader's testimony because his revelation of "Jesus" contradicts the very Word of God, should we then lend credence to Rick Joyner's little volume, when the testimony in his book does not match the Scriptural record?"

(6) Climbing Joyner's Gnostic Mountain by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 7, NO. 3, July/August
Rick Joyner is the most obvious Gnostic in the church today.

(7) The Colossian Heresy (3 Part Series) by Pastor Bob Deway, Twin City Fellowship, 1/03
The danger of being "taken captive" by the same heresy that was threatening the Colossians is as real today as it was in first century Colossae. The Greek word for "taken captive" means "to carry off as spoil."[1] The plunder of the battle turns out to be those who are the victims of the false teachers and there are many. The Holy Spirit inspired and preserved Paul's writing on this so that all Christians of subsequent generations would be warned and preserved from this devastating error. However, most contemporary Christians are unaware of what the issues were in Colossae and how the Colossian "philosophy" is being promoted today in several different forms...

(8) Rick Joyner: Africa and the NEW BREED by Discernment Research Group, Herescope, 02/06/06 

(9) Rick Joyner and Doctrines of Devils by Joseph Chambers, Paw Creek Ministries, 3/31/07
The Bible warns us to watch and listen for doctrines of devils (I Timothy 4:1). Dominion Theology, Joel's Army, Manifest Son's of God and the total deception by the Charismatic movement...

(10) Rick Joyner ... Another Spirit by LocalPastor, YouTube video, 1/09
Another spirit as evidenced by the Latter Rain transferable impartation in Rick Joyner meetings.  Joyner is the one who is trying to bring Todd Bentley back into ministry and is one of Bentley's mentors.

(11) False Prophet Rick Joyner & Todd Bentley's Adulterous Re-Marriage by MorielDanny, 3/11/09
Todd Bentley, the criminally convicted homosexual pedophile turned drunken heretic and adulterer who kicked old ladies in the face and stomach on YouTube at the failed Lakeland, Florida counterfeit revival has entered into a biblically adulterous re- marriage while under a "process of restoration" led by biblically proven false prophet Rick Joyner.

(12) Shamanism in the Church - Occult "Eagle Spirituality" Manifests in Popular "Prophetic" Ministries by TBC Extra, March 2007
Other "apostolic-prophetic" leaders who often teach with or promote Bob Jones also use the symbol of an eagle in their ministry logo: Paul Keith Davis, Rick Joyner, Bobby Conner, Cindy Jacobs, and others. Does this mean they also have the spirit of Swift to help them "carry out the purposes of God?" Not necessarily-but the connection between "eagle spirits," shamans, and today's neo-prophetic seers is unmistakable. This is the New Spirituality.

(13) "PROPHETS, ETC." by Jewel van der Merwe, Discernment Newsletter, Volume 4, Number 2 March/April 1993
Paul Cain and Rick Joyner produce The Morning Star Prophetic Bulletin. In the January, 1993 issue the comments on President Clinton were most "enlightening": "The Lord said that He was giving us a new president who is better than we deserve. He represents a reprieve from a New World Order that the Church is not prepared to face at this time..."

(14) THE HIGHER LIFE OF RICK JOYNER - CHASING THE DELUSION OF POWER AND DOMINION by G. Richard Fisher, 2000
Joyner's claims of revelation knowledge produce a dulling effect in regard to a desire for the Scriptures. He is a "broken reed" and will pass away like other purveyors of error. He will leave them with nothing but "rabbit trails," distractions and illusions. Our Bibles are a far safer bet. Joyner's books are a jumble of confusion. One has to wade through a lot of sludge to find a few nuggets of truth.

(15) The Final Quest reviewed by Steve Mitchell, Jeff Smith and Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2009
As I read this book carefully it became increasingly hard to be open to believe this man's message came from Jesus himself. I found myself growing more and more suspicious, as I carefully put what was said alongside the Holy Word of God that we are to hold as true. Finding myself 3/4 of the way through I was a moved to tears for those who would find this as believable, because they would then be absorbing a whole different doctrine of the savior and scenario of the end times.

(16) Todd Bentley Videos Page by Christian Research Ministries, 2009
This page contains selected videosand DVDs on Todd Bentley and his associates within the Word-Faith movement and the New Apostolic Reformation.

(17) The ElijahList - The biggest distributor of false prophecies in cyberspace compiled by Sandy Simpson, 4/08
This is a sampling of false prophecies by many false prophets that have been distributed by ElijahList.  I have been collecting ElijahList newsletters for years.  The following are but a tiny fraction of the false prophecies ElijahList has sent out.  Prophesy, that is predictive, is to be judged not only on whether or not the prophecy came true, but on how it depicts the character and testimony of God, and whether or not it teaches what the Bible teaches.  If a Third Wave prophet happens to, on the very off chance, get a prediction right his prophecy must still be judged as to whether or not it is consistent with the law and the testimony (Is. 8:20).  If it is not it is a lying prophecy, not from the Lord, but from either the delusions of his or her own mind (Jer. 14:14) or from evil (Jer. 23:10) which has it's origin from the evil one (Jas. 3:15, 1 Jn. 3:8).

(18) Adrift in the River of God (Parts I, II, and III) by Mishel Montague, 4/19/10
I don't recall exactly how it started or when the decisive moment was. I do not know how I got to the point of being so deeply entrenched in apostasy and deception. I can not definitively point to one moment pand declare that that is when the deception began and my destructive course was charted. I simply don't know. What I do know is that I was convinced. I was convinced of my being on the right path. I was one of God's chosen, His elite, His enlightened ones.  "Get into the River" was our mantra and our manifesto. 

(19) LYING WONDERS : Rick Joyner Traveling In The Heavenlies by Pawcreek Ministries, 11/11
RICK JOYNER IS IN A LEAGUE ALL BY HIMSELF! HIS DEMONIC WORLD HAS ENTRAPPED A MULTITUDE OF UNDISCERNING SOULS. One of his major books is entitled,"The Final Quest". I think it should be labeled "The Final Lie". It is absolutely the biggest collection of "ultimate lies" from demons and devils that I have ever reviewed in a book that claims christianity. This book can deceive no one unless they have first been mesmerized by these last day deceptions. The content is so ridiculous and far-fetched that believing it reveals an altered state of religious deception. Remember, that to be "mesmerized" simply means "an altered state of consciousness." The final religion of the Antichrist is sorcery and witchcraft and the spirit of this darkness has already taken deep root in the church world. I have adapted a review of this book for this Salty Saints. The text from his book will be highlighted to help you follow it carefully.

(20) Another Gospel: Lost Notes from MorningStar by Deception Bytes, 5/5/12
I feel that it is important that I make these notes available publically in order to bear witness to what took place. While the notebook contained many notes from various meetings, this article concerns itself only with those that took place Dec 29-31, 1999, immediately prior to the new millennium. I may release the balance of these notes at a later time should I feel that the need.

(21) Warning! Rick Joyner To Visit South Africa And Join Hands With Angus Buchan by Ken Silva, 7/12/12
It has come to our attention that Rick Joyner  will visit South Africa in July 2012 , he will be leading and teaching with Oom (Uncle) Angus Buchan from the Mighty Men Revivals and of Faith like Potatoes fame at the The Apostolic Prophetic Conference of Neville Norden's church Lewende Woord. We  also previously reported on Gretha Wiid from the Worthy Women Revivals,  Buchan's South African female understudy.

(22) Morningstar Ministries' Recent Healing Conference by The Berean Call, 3/28/13
TBC: Rick Joyner's Morningstar Ministries recently held a Healing Conference and advertised the gathering with the following wording.

(23) Updated and Reposted! General Jerry Boykin and his ties to The Knights of Malta and Rick Joyner - Compiled by Sandy Simpson, 7/21/11 - This article is being reposted because some of the Calvary Chapel leadership involved in organizing the upcoming conferences refused to discuss the issue of Jerry Boykin being invited again to speak at both the "How To Walk" and "End Times Outreach" conferences in 8/13 at Calvary Chapel Koko Mai in Oahu, Hawaii.  What Boykin has been involved with is not "guilt by association" as at least one CC pastor continues to repeatedly claim, but clearly guilt by participation and proclamation of Dominionism and Kingdom Now theologies of the Latter Rain.  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" (KOM swear fealty to the pope) and is involved with Rick Joyner in MorningStar, which is part of the New Apostolic Reformation.  Joyner is a member of the International Coalition of Apostles under C. Peter Wagner, and soon to be under Chuck Pierce as Wagner is retiring.  Joyner is a long time false prophet who was a member of the original Kansas City Prophets who brought the false anointing, false prophecy and false apostleship through the teachings of the Latter Rain into many churches.

(24) Rick Joyner visites heaven again, predicts people with Ebola will be cured by being in the presence of Christians, and children will clear radiation through prayer by Kyle Mantyla, 9/15/14
On yesterday's "Prophetic Perspective on Current Events" program, Rick Joyner recounted the eight hours he spent in Heaven recently, as well as the regular face-to-face encounters he has been having with Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, and the Prophet Elijah. During his recent visit, Joyner learned that there is no Ebola virus in Heaven and that Christians are capable of taking authority over the disease here on earth. In fact, there are certain people who are given "total authority over Ebola," allowing them to cure people infected with the disease simply by being in their presence. "Somebody with Ebola, they come into the room, the Ebola is gone," Joyner said. "That person is healed. It cannot live, cannot exist in their presence." All Christians will one day have this same power, Joyner said, revealing that he even had a vision of children clearing entire regions of radiation simply through prayer


Patricia King

(1) Patricia King Exposed!!! - The Blue Flame by First Plumbline Apologetics, 10/8/08
Patricia King's understanding of Biblical Texts is very poor and also Patricia King does speak contrary to the teachings of Paul.

(2) Patricia King: Feathers or Fiddlesticks? by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, November 10, 2008 
More than at anytime in the history of their movement, Charismatics are claiming to experience signs and wonders in the form of miraculous healings, resurrections from the dead, time-travel into the past, dreams and visions, spare body parts in heaven, prophecies, supernatural manifestations, angelic visitations, visits to heaven and to the throne of God, and one-on-one encounters with Biblical prophets, apostles, and "Jesus Christ." And Patricia King and her Extreme Prophetic team is no exception.

(3) Patricia King's Hermetics Examined by Miguel Hayworth, 1/14/08
There are many strange manifestations happening more than ever. What is happening in the churches today and how can this be explained? This page is to shed light on the subject. There is more to this woman then meets the eye, here are some things to consider in this description of what Patricia King is promoting.

(4) NAR's Patricia King's "Werewolf Encounter" from the Curator of the Museum of Idolatry at A Little Leaven, 10/24/12
Here is a vintage video of teller of tall tales and spiritual whoppers, Patricia King. In this episode of her internet video program, Patricia explains how she encountered and defeated a man with "werewolf spirt'. If you believe this yarn we have Pacific ocean beachfront property in Utah that we'd like to sell you.


George Otis, Jr.

(1) Transformation Or Deception - An Expose' On The George Otis "Transformations" Videoby Tom Smith, 3/14/00
"In a film recently released by the Sentinel Group which is titled "Transformations" and which is narrated by George Otis Jr., we are presented with a series of four communities that are portrayed as having been radically transformed by revivals. The film says that each of these communities has been subjected to strategic spiritual warfare, using the approach promoted by the Sentinel Group and associated organizations. The implication is that if you follow their approach, this is the result that you can expect to see. We decided to do some research into the claims made in the film, and the following chart is a summary of what we have discovered to date. Beacause of the remoteness of these communities from our location, it has been difficult to research all of the claims, and our work continues." Here is another location for this story!

(2) Background Of The People Involved In The "Transformations" Video by Tom Smith, 3/14/00
"We have recently added a new section to the page which provides some background and links for more information about a number of the people involved, or mentioned in the video. I hope that this will be of value to those who wish to go the extra step of doing their own research. We will be updating and adding to this page as time goes on."

(3) Transformations Or Re-Transformation? by Concerned Christians, 4/00
This is a new article that has the best research yet on the Transformations video by Geroge Otis, Jr. that has made the rounds of 80,000+ churches in the world thanks to organizations like the National Prayer Committeee, YWAM, and C, Peter Wagner's Wolrd Prayer Center.  This video is full of outright fabrications!  If you have problems with the above link, you can also find this article here!

(4) Otis, Wagner and the Transformations Revival By prof. J. S. Malan, University of the North, South Africa, and Ms. Louisa Coetzee, Cape Town, South Africa
"Abstract: A false revival based on Peter Wagner and George Otis' concepts of spiritual mapping and spiritual warfare also practiced in mass rallies on stadiums, has already been established in South Africa. The video, Transformations, by George Otis, has been widely distributed, recommended and showed throughout South Africa to introduce people to this strange kind of spiritual warfare techniques used by ecumenists and reconstructionists."

(5) Further Transformations Deception by Johan Malan & Louisa Coetzee, South Africa (2001.04.06)
"Abstract: Many people are looking for solutions to the spiritual decline of our time. One of the solutions is that a "new" kind of revival should be promoted, which is based on ecumenical unity and strategic spiritual warfare. Demons must be driven from towns, cities and entire countries to set people free to serve the Lord. The unbiblical nature of this approach is critically examined."

(6) Reflections On The Transformations Video by Olympia Barczynska, Vanguard Magazine, Issue 13, March 2001
"The call to declare war on the enemy was heard throughout this video. If this is what we should be doing then what did the Lord Jesus achieve on the cross?"

(7) Transformations And Revival by Terry Arnold, "Diakrisis" Newsletter, March/April 2001
"Recently I was given a brochure titled 'Transformations - the Conference'. It was an invite to hear George
Otis Jr. and the 'transformation team'. The list of names brought together 'experts' in 'spiritual warfare',
'intercession' and 'strategies' - for changing cities to bring revival. We in this ministry want to see revival. However, there are 'revivals' today, (i.e. 'Toronto Blessing', Pensacola, etc), which do not stand up to the test of Scripture or in comparison to real historic revivals. It should not surprise us that many such movements are connected with the signs and wonders movement and will be counterfeits of true revival. If we deny this we deny the warnings of Scripture for the end-times and the fact that
in every place where the Bible mentions signs and wonders, they are described as false or 'lying'."

(8) George Otis And His Fallacious Teachings by Prof. Johan Malan, University of the North, South Africa
"Abstract: Confronted with increased opposition, the producer of the two Transformations videos tries to conceal his grave theological errors but does not abandon them. In association with people like Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, Ted Haggard and Cindy Jacobs, George Otis of the Sentinel Group relentlessly pursues the grand cause of the post-denominational, Apostolic Reformation aimed at unifying and controlling the entire Christian Church. This is a misapprehended method to defeat Satan, promote revival, establish the kingdom of God and transform societies everywhere. The theology of Otis is expounded in various books, articles, lectures and public statements by him during the past 24 years."

(9) George Otis - Mystical Warfare in Kitsap County by Proclamation, Invitation, & Warning
"Transformation" and "unity" will be the topics of a gathering of religious leaders April 6th, 2001 in Poulsbo, Washington. The speaker at the conference will be Moral Government theology author and "Spiritual Mapping" advocate, George Otis Jr. of The Sentinel Group, in Lynnwood, Washington. The local newspaper, The Sun, bills this meeting as, "one of the largest interdenominational gatherings in Kitsap county" and calls Otis, "an internationally known missionary and researcher [who] will share with local Christians how to transform their communities through faith and prayer".

(10) Transformations II, Political Christianity and False African Revivals by Kato Mivule, African Christian Perspectives, January 9, 2006
Reports have been circulating Christendom especially in the West about a "Revival" that is going on in Uganda and Africa by the Sentinel Group and their "Transformations II' DVD/Video Series. A careful examination of what Sentinel Group calls "Revival " and "Transformation' is nothing short of an advancement of "Western Global Civilization, Democracy, and Christianity'. A "Transformation' is going on for real in Africa and yes, I will not dispute the fact as reported by George Otis, Peter Wagner and the "Transformations II' Video/DVD Series. However, one has to carefully look at the "Transformations" going on in Africa and ask a simple question, who is "transforming' Christianity in Africa today? Is this the working of Christ Jesus or a joint effort of Man and Satan? The fruits tell as we see the Church in Africa being conformed to this world and not transformed to the Image of Christ Jesus…

(11) George Otis, Transformation & Spiritual Mapping by Discernment Research Group, 2/14/2006
Whenever you hear the word "transformation" you need to keep George Otis and his new uses of this term in mind. Global church transformation is inextricably connected to George Otis and his "Transformation" video series. The nutty new doctrines and unorthodox methods that this man has promulgated have had widespread influence far beyond the confines of the New Apostolic Reformation. These "Transformation" videos were behind the Global Day of Prayer, which began as an African initiative, and were later picked up by Rick Warren and others to create a 5-year global "transformation" event.


Chuck Pierce

(1) Chuck Pierce, The Kabbalist Apostle and Heir Apparent for the NAR by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 15, No.2, March/April 2010
Apostle Chuck Pierce is known to be the heir apparent to C. Peter Wagner the presiding Apostle of the New Apostolic Reformation and the convening Apostle of the International Coalition of Apoales. The NAR and ICA is the brain child of Wagner. Using his very considerable organizational skill. Wagner has managed to cobble together and coalesce nearly all the independent Charismatic movement into a global structure. This movement which tends to avoid publicity attempts for now to fly under the radar. Tho NAR is interconnected around tho globe. Tho movemere has revived the theology of tho New Order of tho Latter Rain from the 40' and 50's. They assiduously avoid tho title LR because of some the most controversial aspects of this fringe group that was denounced by the AOG in the 50's. The LR, however, survived and lived on and found new acceptance in the free-wheeling days of the Charismatic Renewal. Wagner's gemus has been to weld together these disparate m~ entities into a world wide authority structure. This structure has internationally swallowed up thousands of inttependem churches and coon the entire AOG denomination in Australia. All of these desigated apesties represent huge ministries of their own but they have come into and under the NAR. The glue that holds them together is the teaching that restored foundational Apostles and Prophets now direct and receive a continual stream of direct revelation from God. Some designated apostles do not openly claim the title of apostle and still for the time being are embedded in their pareat denominatiom. But they participate in the various levels of the structure of the NAR and to various degrees preach and promote Latter Ram ideas. Before turinrig our attention to Chuck Pierce, it will be helpful to review the extent of the structure of the NAR

(2) May Day Prayers - What Repentance? by Herescope, 4/28/10
"I AM brooding over many areas in the earth - government, economic and spiritual structures - and changing the structures of how these systems have operated in past seasons...."There are sounds that are flowing through your blood. There are sounds that I am rearranging in the bloodlines of nations. Get in step with My harmony and the earth. I AM shaking nations into MY next order." ... Chuck Pierce is a leader of the May Day event. Chuck Pierce's "prophetic utterance" (the reader is supposed to understand that this is an utterance directly from God), "New Harmonies, New Sounds, and a New Army Rising in the Earth!" The Elijah List, November 18, 2008

(3) Chuck Pierce Hosts Conference Referencing "One New Man' by Crosswise, 9/16/12
This weekend Chuck D. Pierce, President of Global Spheres, Inc., is hosting the "Head of the Year Celebration" at his Global Spheres Center in Corinth, Texas.  The full title of the conference, to commence September 20 and conclude on the 23rd, is From Recovery to Wholeness: A Year to Bridge the Past and Enter the Future.  Since this upcoming year will be 5773 on the Jewish calendar, Pierce is claiming this is the "year of the camel' as the number 3 in Hebrew was originally pictured as a camel.  Speakers to include Pierce, C. Peter Wagner, Dutch Sheets, Jay Swallow, Trevor Baker, "Bishop" Bill Hamon, Paul Keith Davis, Venner Alston, Mark Chironna, Avner & Rachel Boskey, Rania Sayegh, Jeff Jansen and Robert Heidler.

(4) Chuck Pierce Invites Christians To "The Banqueting Table" by Sandy Simpson, 12/17/13
Chuck Pierce, the new head false apostle of the New Apostolic Reformation, formerly under false apostle C. Peter Wagner, has just announced on the ElijahList that he wants to "invite each of you to COME TO THE BANQUETING TABLE on January 2-5, 2014 at the Global Spheres Center in Corinth, Texas!"  This is a call for people to sign up for yet another conference of false apostles and false prophets, but the ad sounds like he is inviting people to the "Marriage Supper Of The Lamb".  You may find that idea absurd until you listen to these people "declaring" things "from the heavenlies".  In another December 16, 2013 issue of ElijahList Pierce states that they are going to "Rend the Heavens and Let Prophetic Revelation Fall!"  These people are so deluded that they think they are in the place of God.  But when I saw that Pierce is inviting people to this "banqueting table", which always includes "slain in the spirit", false prophecy and lying declarations, I was reminded of the following passage ...


Dutch Sheets

(1) How Can There Be Revival Without Repentance? by Lynn & Sarah Leslie, Discernment Newsletter, Issue #12 Volume #5, September/October 2001
Dominionism was never a traditional doctrine of Pentecostalism, but gradually its leaven infiltrated everywhere. Dutch Sheets explained it: "Ephesians 4 is literal, before the coming of the Lord Jesus. We will fully express Him in the earth. All things will be summed up in Him. They will come back under their proper headship. They will come back into order. The earth, the fullness of the earth, the eons, the times, the seasons, they are all marching toward an appointed end where they are literally summed up in Christ and I'll tell you what blows me away â€" He is doing it in us and through us."

(2) Synergy by Sandy Simpson, 9/29/04
Synergy is 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.

(3) The Coming Presence Movement - Enter Moses by Mishel, in Orrel Stienkamp "The Plumbline" Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 5, October/Novemeber 2008
Another Ditch Sheets falsde prophecy.


Ed Silvoso

(1) The Apostolic Transformation Worldview by Discernment Research Group, 3/20/2006 
On the topic of Worldview, and how this term is being used as a lever to orchestrate Transformation, take a look at one of the newest models -- Ed Silvoso's Apostolic Transformation Network (ATN).

(2) Transformationby Anton Bosch, 03/22/06
Transformation has become one of the most popular buzzwords of modern religious movements. The problem is that the way this word is used these days has nothing to do with the way the Bible uses it, even though the impression is created that it is the same. "This word now refers to an orchestrated, systemic and revolutionary overhaul of the global church, including the "transformation" of cities, societies, cultures, marketplaces, and more."

(3) The Global Transformation of Redeeming Cultures by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/20/07 
The plans of Ed Silvoso, indigenous people movement and other cultural change agents.

(4) What Is Transformation?by Lynn & Sarah Leslie, 8/15/05
Neo-evangelical "transformation" doctrines integrate (or "contextualize"[24]) Theosophy with Christianity for a hybrid new orthodoxy, sometimes termed the "emergent" church. Therefore, this "transformation" is fertile ground for all new forms of ecumenism, easily finding common ground with both cults and the occult.

(5) The Evangelical Immune System Is Switched Off! by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 14, No. 6, November/December
The current version of evangelicalism appears to be terminal.

(6) Hawaii GOP Candidate For Governor Prayed Over By Preacher Who Can Cast Out Demons With His iPhone
by Bruce Wilson, Talk To Action, 9/7/10
As even the unwashed know, iPhones do much more than function as cellphones. They can map out the best route to the beach or help find a good restaurant. But according to Ed Silvoso, who led a November 2009 ceremony [video link] to bless and anoint Hawaii Lt. Governor James "Duke" Aiona, running in 2010 to be the next Republican governor of the Aloha State, iPhones can be handy for other tasks as well - such as miraculously healing the sick and casting out demons [video link].

(7) Transforming Hawaii by Bruce Wilson, Talk To Action, 9/7/10
"It doesn't matter if the Republican or the Democratic candidate wins the governorship [of Hawaii]. Either one is already in the kingdom," declared  International Transformation Network Founder and CEO Ed Silvoso at the March 4-6 Convergence 2010 conference in Dallas, as Silvoso was announcing the ITN's upcoming 20th International Transformation Network conference, scheduled to be held November 9-14, 2010 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village near Honolulu.  Read Part 1 & Part 2.


Chad Taylor

(1) Chad Taylor: A "New Breed" Pied Piper by Diane Conklin, 7/26/09
Taylor's words "whether spoken, written, or sung" flow forth abundantly, yet many fall short when lined up to the written Word of God.  But, as we shall see, God's Word isn't necessarily what directs Taylor's faith and practice. 

(2) Chad Taylor – Riding The Third Wave by Diane Conklin, Christian Research Service, 2/17/13
Taylor rightly came under punishment for evildoing, but why hasn"t he done what is right in fulfilling his obligations to these courts and the rule of law?  I submit that Taylor has a non-Christian, cavalier attitude towards the law.  He"s counting on his followers to 1) not check him, his teachings, or his background out; 2) if they do, to not care about it; or 3) like him, to deny the importance of sin.  His failing to make required restitution by ignoring his criminal and civil financial obligations, keeping his misguided donors in the dark about it, and purporting to follow Christ while doing so, demonstrates he is among the worst of charlatans.


C. Peter Wagner

(1) Houses Built Upon The Sand - A Biblical Examination Of The Lighthouse Movement by Delusion & Apostasy Watch News, 9/25/99
There are a few interesting facts in this series of articles. First, there is a list of the current participating church denominations and parachurch organizations who have already covenanted with Lighthouse.  Second, we find out that Lighthouse is attempting to sign up and collect personal information into a very large computer database on all its members and churches.  Third, we can see looming behind this veiled attempt at evangelism an agenda leading many into the apostate Third Wave and ultimately to the "woman who rides the beast".  The people behind this organization, such as C. Peter Wagner and Edwardo Silvoso are, on the one hand, at the forefront of promoting and organizing the "New Apostolic Reformation" where they are attempting to build a new foundation for the "church", and on the other attempting to implement this Lighthouse scheme that is supposed to benefit the cause of Christ.  After reading this information it becomes clear what true believers and the true Body of Christ ought to do ... (1) stay out of this organization (2) do not submit your information to this database (3)  remain in your local church in the area the Lord has called you to (4) continue to do the work of preaching the gospel and taking care of the less fortunate without the assistance and materials of programs like these (5) and avoid any association with these people or any events they promote.

(2) Transformation Or Deception - An Expose' On The George Otis "Transformations" Videoby Tom Smith, 3/14/00
"In a film recently released by the Sentinel Group which is titled "Transformations" and which is narrated by George Otis Jr., we are presented with a series of four communities that are portrayed as having been radically transformed by revivals. The film says that each of these communities has been subjected to strategic spiritual warfare, using the approach promoted by the Sentinel Group and associated organizations. The implication is that if you follow their approach, this is the result that you can expect to see. We decided to do some research into the claims made in the film, and the following chart is a summary of what we have discovered to date. Beacause of the remoteness of these communities from our location, it has been difficult to research all of the claims, and our work continues." Here is another location for this story!  This article is listed under C. Peter Wagner because of the close working relationship between George Otis, Jr. and himself on this project and others.

(3) The New Apostolic Reformation by Inner-City Christian Discernment Ministry, 2000
This is the index page for a series of articles on the Apostolic Movement or, as C. Peter Wagner, self-proclaimed "apostle" calls it, "The New Apostolic Reformation".  "The most dangerous purveyors of deception are today's restored apostles and prophets.  Why?  Because they purport to speak for our Lord and they claim to hold the greatest authority over the direction of the Church and the lives of God's people. These apostles & prophets are the people that the majority of the other leaders in the charismatic movement look to for new insights, revelation, and vision for the future of the Church. In the left hand column is a series of files which expose this most recent aberrant movement within charismania.  Each page will have other "levels" of pages contained in them, like a Chinese puzzle box.  So take the time to search through them! It will be eye opening.  ICCDM has more information on the "Apostolic Movement" than any other web site."

(4) The World Christian Movement - Evangelism Vs. Evangelization by Albert James Dager, Media Spotlight, Volume 22 - Number 1 (Summer 1999)
"The Lord's prophecy concerning the greatest end-time deception should warn us that things are not always as they seem. For a deception to be so seductive that even the very elect would take pause to wonder if it is of God, it would have to have all the earmarks of a true work of God. That means it would come in the name of Jesus, it would have a great deal of solid biblical truth, it would affirm the Gospel, and it would be a "good work." And signs and wonders would accompany it. Those who might recognize and expose the deception would be looked upon as divisive, hateful and deceived themselves. For the most part, the churches would go along with the deception."  This is an expose' of a number of organizations and individuals such as C. Peter Wagner. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.Part 4 is actually a seperate article on Dominion Theology.

(5) Did You Buy A Used Vehicle From This Man? by Sandy Simpson, 7/00
"C. Peter Wagner has been writing books for a long time.  Some people never change their sales pitch.  The same used vehicle still sits on the same lot."

Updated! (6)C. Peter Wagner - Quotes & Notes compiled by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer, 9/01
You need to read this page to see exactly where C. Peter Wagner is leading the apostate church!

(7) The New Apostolic Government ... What Earthly Good Is It? ... An expose' of the "Open Memorandum Addressing The Twin Towers War" by C. Peter Wagner
commentary by Sandy Simpson, 9/27/01
"That he and a few others want to be the papal voice of Christianity (as if we needed a larger cacophony of voices at this point) is an indictment on Christianity as a whole."

(8) Spiritual Mapping by Rev. Kent Philpott, Miller Avenue Church, 6/99
"It started with John Dawson's book, Taking Our Cities for God, published in 1989 by Creation House. The book's subtitle is: "How to Break Spiritual Strongholds." John Dawson, at that time, directed Youth With A Mission in Los Angeles, California. In a quest for more effective evangelism tools, he taught that demonic forces block gospel efforts."

(9) Spiritual Warfare by Mike Oppenhiemer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 6/99
"It is a restoration theology that is being promoted which  is foreign to the scripture. It is Christ who will restore the Earth in the Millenium. He has not given this power or authority over into the hands of man. We cannot Christianize the world but we can make individual people Christians. Not by binding the demons to set them free but by preaching the Gospel and making disciples."

(10) Spiritual Warfare Evangelism: How Did We Get Here? by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 6, No. 5 - November/December 2001
"In this issue of Plumbline I will include a short article that summarizes the teaching of geographical spiritual warfare: a concise summary that provides a comprehensive view of this subject.  Following this article I will summarize the historical milieu from which these practices have evolved.  C. Peter Wagner, as well as others, did not cut the current warfare worldview from new cloth."

(11) The Unsound Bytes Series #1 - C. Peter Wagner by Steve Mitchell, Power To Stand Ministries, 2/02

God's timing for the coming of the false prophets and apostles is the last days and Wagner and friends are right on schedule.

(12) Praying With Power by C. Peter Wagner - Reviewed by Mike Oppenheimer

(13) Peter Wagner's Apostles for the Second Apostolic Age  by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/15/04
Wagner's explanation of what is taking place. 

(14) The Agenda & Teaching Of The New Apostolic Reformation with forward by Sandy Simpson, 5/23/05
I am posting the transcript of this conference in the hope that those who want to know what is going on in the churches across the world today will be able to understand the agenda of the New Apostolic Reformation.  This agenda runs through thousands of agencies and web sites.  It is what is driving the Transformations movement, the global prayer movement, and thousands of other churches and organizations.  What Christians need to realize is that they need to make a choice now.  A majority of Christian churches have already succumbed to this Dominionist agenda foisted on the churches by false apostles driven by false prophecies from false prophets.  Wagner is talking about the government of the church, under the leadership of the new foundational restored "apostles", OVERTHROWING the governments of the world. A spirit is indeed saying something to the churches, but since this is based on false prophecy rather than the written Word, you can begin to understand that this is not of the Holy Spirit speaking.  If this agenda that C. Peter Wagner is proposing and is about to pull off is not "the woman who rides the beast" I don't know what is!

(15) C. Peter Wagner Concocts Another New Doctrine by Discernment Research Group, 11/02/2005
(DITC Note:) Wagner and his false apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation are quick to broad-brush any Christians who disagree with them on a Scriptural basis and label them as being dead and ineffective.  This is because they are wholly unable to answer for thier false prophecies and heretical teachings.

(16) Wizard of Theology says "Goodbye Theologians" by Discernment Research Group, 9/13/06
Recently C. Peter Wagner, chief "apostle" of the New Apostolic Reformation, wrote a "Guest Commentary" for Ministry Today entitled "Goodbye, Theologians." In this column he claims that the church today no longer needs theologians because they are part of the "old wineskin." 

(17) Kicking the Kingdom into High Gear by Herescope, 7/15/08
There is a massive re-"alignment" going on in the so-called "apostolic" realm these days, and most of attention is being concentrated on the United States. The focus of this new "alignment" is a virulent new form of patriotic Dominionism, and it is being championed by the charismatic leaders. C. Peter Wagner's July 11, 2008 Global Harvest Ministries newsletter was titled "Alignment! Looking toward the Future. " In it he announced that "our desire is that Chuck Pierce, our son in ministry, become the heir to GHM" (Global Harvest Ministries).


(18) Pragmatic Peter - This is Where Pure Pragmatism Will Take You by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 11/26/10
C. Peter Wagner, the current presiding elder of the International Coalition of Apostles and leading Dominionist activist has traveled a great distance from the days when he was teaching missiology at Fuller Seminary and making waves at Billy Graham's International Church Conference in Lausanne. Over these past few years he is now found promoting some of the most bizarre Dominionist teachings known to man. What could cause him to move so quickly from Church Growth missiology to endorsing, for example, Robert Heidler's communications with the planets by way of Jewish shofar.

(19) C. Peter Wagner "NAR is not a cult!" by Bene Diction, 8/20/11

By any orthodox definition of Christianity, the New Apostolic Reformation is a cult.  C Pete is quite unhappy that he and his apostles got so much attention from media after Texas governor Rick Perry's little stadium prayer event a few weeks ago. He's so unhappy he sent out an Urgent Message. He claims to be surprised at the recent attention. His attempt to set the record straight isn't going to help NAR out, because it is what it is and most media got it correct. NAR has been tracked by theologians, studied, dissected and found desperately wanting.

(20) C. Peter Wagner Spins the NAR by Herescope, 8/24/11
C. Peter Wagner issued a letter late last week that discusses the recent controversy about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and International House of Prayer (IHOP) in the media and the American political scene. Wagner's letter, titled "THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION: An Update" was issued for the apparent purpose of doing damage control over the recent characterization of the NAR as a Dominionist cult, especially in the mainstream press. Recent public attention in the media has shed light on his entire NAR empire, and his letter indicates that he is very concerned about their image. He begins his letter with the sentence, "Surprisingly, the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) has recently become a topic of discussion in the political media."

(21) Open Letter to C. Peter Wagner of NAR by Prof. Johan Malan, Mossel Bay, South Africa (2011.08.24)
I address this Open Letter to you in response to your article, The New Apostolic Reformation: an Update (Aug. 19, 2011). 
Evangelical Christians everywhere, but particularly also here in South Africa, have to take issue with you for deceptively presenting the NAR as a movement which subscribes to "all the standard classic statements of Christian doctrine", for creating false expectations of introducing God's kingdom on earth by, among others, using an unbiblical form of strategic spiritual warfare, for completely negating biblical prophecies on the end-time, and also for associating a Christian reformation with the African Independent Church Movement.

(22) A Response To "An Urgent Message From Peter" by Sandy Simpson, 8/20/11
This is my response to the email from C. Peter Wagner attempting to explain why the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement is not a cult.  From my perspective he digs himself in deeper by showing the lack of substantiation from the Bible for what the NAR promotes.  Following you will find the full text of his email and my comments.

(23) Denying Dominionism by Herescope, 8/26/11
There is a considerable amount of backpeddling going on now that Dominionism has made the national news. A chorus of establishment media have stuck their heads into the sand are are blindly crying, "Dominionism? What dominionism? I don't see any Dominionism!" Most of these reporters who have never heard of it didn't bother to take the time to research it, and therefore say it doesn't exist. Joining the liberal media in this chorus is a host of evangelical leaders, some of them longtime Dominionists, who are spouting the same denials. What strange bedfellows indeed!

(24) A Case of Pinocchio's Nose by Mike Oppenheimer, 9/3/11
A look at Peter Wagner's update that revisions his own history.

(25) Do Faith Healers Really Heal As They Claim? by Robert Wise, 9/6/11
I list the above to show that Wagner definetly believes in Healing.  So, now I get to my question..... If C. Peter Wagner has such success at healings and casting out demons of infirmities, why is his wife Doris suffering so much from a bad leg.  Please understand that I am praying that Doris Wagner gets her leg healed and she does not suffer in the meantime.  But, why cannot C. Peter Wagner heal her like he claims is so easy to do. 

(26) An Unhealthy Update on Peter and Doris Wagner - The nefarious NARians by Bud Press, October 26, 2011
For decades, C. Peter Wagner and his wife Doris have led the New Apostolic Reformation in a worldwide campaign against the forces of darkness. At the same time, they have convinced untold thousands that performing spiritual warfare on demonic strongholds is a sure-fire remedy to rid cities, states, and global territories of those pesky critters. The key, according to the nefarious NARians, is to identify the demonic big cheeses, map-out the strongholds where they do business, and raid their camps with NAR flags o' victory waving in the breeze. But the battle won't be won until the New Apostolic Reformation reforms the minds of the innocent and gullible, and establishes complete "dominion" and "control" over the Christian church. Once this is done, NARians will elect their self-appointed apostolic government, and place their self-elected prophetic politicians in power to dominate and dictate. Then, when the planets are in perfect alignment, and all the heretic hunters have been silenced, the NAR will give its "Jesus" the green light to return, where it will teach good NARians to walk as robots through a field of tulips and sing Kum Bah Yah.

(27) ADDENDUM ERRATUM - C. Peter Wagner's "Theology" by Herescope, 12/9/11
On December 7, 2011 C. Peter Wagner, head of the New Apostolic Reformation, issued an "Addendum"[1] to his previous statement in an e-mail issued from his "Global Spheres" entity, titled "NAR â€" What are its beliefs?" (11-20-11).[2] Wagner says that he released this Addendum because he "received responses from friends (not critics, mind you) that suggested the Global Spheres statement was incomplete because it omitted certain doctrinal issues that the respondents felt were primary." He then posits his own definition of theology: "Theology is a human attempt to explain God's word and God's works in a reasonable and systematic way." The remainder of Wagner's letter is an exercise in postmodern thinking. Wagner defines theology as a human endeavor that is "always susceptible to flaws."

(28) God Is Growing Deaf? by Ken Silva, 11/6/12
According to our inside sources, C. Peter Wagner has just issued a major alert to his fellow self-anointed, self-appointed apostles across the globe concerning a problem that has been growing over the past two decades. God is apparently going deaf! Yes, folks, it seems that Wagner's New Apostolic Reformation leaders have received divine prophetic transmissions to the effect that God can no longer hear soft-spoken prayers. Quiet whispering and gentle beseeching is apparently not getting through to Him any more.


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