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Great Discernment Tools!


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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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
Companion CD!
by Sandy Simpson

Bible Studies in Discernment
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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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


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
IDOLATRY
IN THEIR HEARTS
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.

THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION
What is it and where is it going?
is a DVD /VHS 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

LESSONS IN FORGIVENESS
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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Companion DVD Series to "Idolatry in Their Hearts"!

by Sandy Simpson & Mike Oppenheimer

THE FIRST NATIONS MOVEMENT
Deceiving the Nations!
This DVD video series features Mike Oppenheimer and Sandy Simpson and their in depth research regarding the World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People which is backed by the New Apostolic Reformation.  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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Finish The Race!

Go On To Maturity!
by Sandy Simpson

FINISH THE RACE!
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

THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION
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

LETTERS TO THE CHURCH
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

DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT VIDEO STUDY SERIES
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

SPIRIT OF TRUTH OR SPIRIT OF ERROR? PART 1 - BENNY HINN
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 & 2-VHS Set Now Available!
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen

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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.

Go here to order the book by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, P.O. Box 860683, Wahiawa, HI 96786.



Articles exposing the counterfeit revival at Brownsville A/G of Pensacola and Awake America!  
Check out articles on Michael Brown, Steve Hill and John Kilpatrick.

General Brownsville AoG Articles

(1) A Different Gospel? by Sandy Simpson, 1997
Does the Brownsville, Pensacola/Toronto "Blessing" phenomenon in Micronesia square with Scripture?

(2) Eyewitnesses Warnings Of Brownsville, Pensacola by various authors, 1996
Eyewitness accounts of the dangers of the Brownsville, Pensacola experience.

(3) What We Saw by Robert C. Gray, 1996
Another eyewitness account at Brownsville, Pensacola.

(4) Is This Genuine Revival? by Bill Lollar, 1996
"Real revival will be unmistakably focused on Christ and His atoning work, rather than the sensationalistic experiences." An article about the Brownsville "revival" by the pastor of another church in Pensacola, FL.

(5) Similar Testimonials
Check this out. You will be surprised.

(6) Silencing Of The Lambs by Luther Edwards, 1997
"An excellent commentary on John Kilpatrick's message and the fear tactics that are being used at Brownsville AOG." From the Pentecostal web page "Contemporary Pentecostal Issues".

(8) Pensacola Intimidation The End Times And Victorious Living, 1997 "If you want to be intimidated and lampooned, go to the Brownsville Assembly to "try the spirit." From the Pentecostal web page "Contemporary Pentecostal Issues".

(9) The River by Rev. Robert & Tracy Liichow, 1997
A testimony of a couple who visited a Brownsville, Pensacola "anointed" church called Grand Rapids Assembly of God. "There WAS NO PREACHING FROM THE BIBLE AT ALL. Possibly 2 texts quoted during praise. I do not understand how they expect people to get truly converted apart from a clear presentation of the Gospel. People who respond to some sort of emotional call without any Gospel message presented makes me wonder if they got saved at all. "

(10) The Pensacola "Outpouring" by David W. Cloud, 1996
"Laughing Revival proponents say, "You are putting God in a box." That is nonsense. God has given us His Word, and it is the greatest confusion possible to think that God would act contrary to His own Word. Laughing Revival proponents say, "Don't worry about the manifestations." That is unscriptural advice. We are instructed to prove all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Laughing Revival proponents say, "Just open up and don't be so uptight and lighten up and let God do what He pleases." That is unscriptural. We want God to be in absolute control of our lives and churches, but it is folly and rebellion to ignore the fact that God's Word warns of false spirits and false teachers. The Apostle Peter did not advise that we open up and lighten up. He warned: "BE SOBER, BE VIGILANT; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8)."

(11) The Brownsville/Pensacola Outpouring, Revival Or Pandemonium? by Matt Costella, 1997
"Just because a pastor or Christian leader says that a miracle, sign or wonder is of Christ does not mean that it is truly of Him. The signs and wonders that are prophesied in God's Word for these last days are directly linked to satanic power and deception (2 Thess. 2:7-10). The "lying wonders" are what will eventually cause all the world to worship the beast spoken of in Revelation 13:1-5, 14. The primary effort of Satan has always been to deceive individuals, and God's Word says that he will continue to do so until he is finally cast into the lake of fire. Satan wants to deceive the church. Believers must realize that any experience or teaching that does not conform to the Word of God is not of God. The Bible, not supposed miracles, signs and revelations determine what is truly of God. "

(12) Resignation Letter by James F. Tobin, Christian Bible Church, Nashua, NH, 1997
The is a resignation letter of a deacon of a church effected by the Pensacola "Outpouring". This gut-wrenching letter illustrates the fact that the "counterfeit" revival is touching many churches and individuals in a very personal and painful way, as church members and families are torn apart over this situation. My heart goes out to this deacon who is standing tall for the Lord amidst a backdrop of losing his friends and church to "pandemonium", as Rev. Kilpatrick of Brownsville AOG, Pensacola coined it and put his order in to "God" to bring it to pass in his church and in others. Check out the definition for this word in Greek to see what Kilpatrick is calling down on the churches of the world. Check out his statement to this fact in the article on this web page called "By Your Words - Quotes From Third Wave Leaders".

(14) Brownsville Chat: A Microcosm Of Brownsville? by Shawn Paul Sauve, 1997
"The Brownsville Assembly of God (Brownsville), home of the "Pensacola Outpouring," conducts chat discussions regularly on the internet. These sessions are hosted by Dr. Michael Brown and/or Scott Volk from Brownsville (along with a Systems Administrator).

(15) Is Brownsville Cultic? by a student at Evangel College, 1997
This is an e-mail from a student whose friend has gone "cultic" from contact with Brownsville AOG

(16) The Murky River Of Brownsville: The Strange Doctrine And Practice Of The Pensacola Revival
by G. Richard Fisher and M. Kurt Goedelman, 1997
"Yet, even more disturbing ... is what has been introduced by the Brownsville team as an "Intercession Service." It is a journey into emotion and imagination gone riot. Kilpatrick's wife, Brenda, informs the congregation that "manifestations are intercession." From there it builds. In receiving the "gift of intercession," Mrs. Kilpatrick instructs that "bowing and birthing" go along with it. Scripture, however, says intercession is something all Christians do, not receive." 

(17) The Truth About Pensacola City And Escambia County Crime Stats by Dale C. Crow, 1997
"I have heard for myself, Steve Hill and John Kilpatrick stand in the pulpit and state that the crime rate has dropped in Pensacola, due in part by the revival at Brownsville. The Pentecostal Evangel reported in their November 10, 1996, edition that "the crime rate has declined. " Different figures are being reported by different people, but the facts do not support these testimonies. Please note: Brownsville Assembly of God is not located in the City limits of Pensacola it is in Escambia County. I did not call the Pensacola Police or Escambia County Sheriff Departments. I went down and asked for a printed copy of the crime stats for 1995 and 1996."

(18) False Brags & Real Facts by Joseph R. Chambers, D.D., 1997
"I personally drove to Pensacola, Florida, on January 28,1997, so I could be in one of the Pensacola "revival" services. I'm delighted that I made this trip because of this incredible experience. We had a very profitable meeting with a large group of persons who had been faithful members at Brownsville Assembly. These persons represented a total of 158 years of attending and serving that congregation. They represented the board of elders, choir membership, etc. A number of these persons had been special friends to the Kilpatricks. Several of them stayed at the church for weeks to try to assimilate themselves and even experienced some of the manifestations. All of them came to believe it was totally false and represented the destruction of evil. When they would not accept those manifestations that were clearly non-Biblical, they felt like they were forced to leave."

(19) Putting The Truth In Steve Beard's "Thunderstruck: John Wesley And The 'Pensacola Outpouring'" by Dale C. Crow, 1997
"All thru this writing of Mr. Beard's, He references the writings of John Wesley. John Wesley is a well respected theologian and the founder of the Methodist Church. Many people in the "Pensacola Outpouring" and/or "Toronto Blessing" have used John Wesley to try to bring some credibility to this movement. As you will see Steve Beard takes Wesley's writings not only out of context but omits the parts that hurt his cause."

(20) I Experienced The "Pensacola Outpouring" And Came Home Crying Tears And Praying by Shawn Paul Sauve, 1997
"The more I research Brownsville and ask difficult questions of Brownsville staff, the more I find myself praying with tears, "Lord have mercy on your Church. Lord, please send reformation, and begin with me." This article includes Real Audio® clips from the service that this testimony was derived.

(21) The Word-Faith Connection by Bob Hunter, 1997
"Some Brownsville supporters have questioned non-supporters who have drawn a link between the Word-Faith teachers and the Brownsville Assembly of God. In addition to the April 6, 1997 message in which John Kilpatrick talks about speaking things into the ear of God and expecting them to come to pass, and how, if you order something, it will come to pass, the following excerpts will illustrate John Kilpatrick's views regarding Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and its teachers." Here is the connection from the other end. Faith movement guru Paul Crouch stated on the air on TBN in August 1997, "The first evidence to many of us was the great stirring of the Spirit in Toronto, Canada, about two years ago. Then, spontaneous revival broke out in Pensacola, Florida. Hungry souls sometimes wait in line all day just to get into the services at Brownsville Assembly of God Church. Signs, wonders and miracles, just like the Book of Acts, are happening there and many other places at home and abroad!"

(22) That's How They Do It In Toronto! by Dr. Herb Babcock, 1997
A former member of the Brownsville AOG church gives his testimony from an "insiders" point of view. "It is interesting how a claim regarding a prophecy attributed to Korean Pastor Cho changed three times, each time becoming more specific until it identified Pensacola as the city where a "great end-time revival" would break out and spread throughout the world. Actually, I had heard of that prophecy years before when we lived in Kentucky, and there was speculation that Evangel Tabernacle would be the church where it was to start. The prophecy didn’t change . . . the telling of it did."

(23) More Pensacola/Edwards Fabrications by Hank Hanegraaff, 1997
Leaders in the Third Wave "counterfeit" revival movement continue to pick verses out of the Bible, as well as phrases from books and essays of church leaders like Jonathan Edwards, to try to bend them to serve their own purposes, often using them out of context and in some cases, attempting to obscure the truth by fabricating an exactly opposite meaning than what was written. This is a clear case where they are using outright lies as a means to an end. Do they have no shame? "Now, obviously much more could be said, but unmasking all of the fabrications of spin-doctors like Michael Brown would be an endless project. They continue to seduce unsuspecting subjects through fabrications, fantasies, and frauds." (Hank Hanegraaff) Also, read this article "Was Jonathan Edwards The Founding Father Of The Toronto Blessing" to get a perspective on how Edward's writings and sermons have been misquoted and misused by Toronto "Blessing" and Pensacola "Outpouring" advocates all throughout this Third Wave "counterfeit" revival to try to lend support to their cause. If you take the time to compare the "negative" signs with the manifestations in these "revivals" you will quickly see that ALL of the "negative" signs that Edwards talks about exist in this modern movement.

(24) Resolution On The Brownsville Assembly "Revival" Movement by the 61st General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church Meeting In Tacoma, WA, 1997
Here is a church that has resolved to oppose the Pensacola "Outpouring". "The 61st General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church meeting in Tacoma, WA July 31 to August 5, 1997, hereby expresses its opposition to the Brownsville Assembly "Revival" Movement."

(25) Revival? Or Doctrines Of Demons by Paul Becker, 1997
"Shouting out disruptively when God's Word is being preached/taught, going into ecstatic utterances, going into tremors and physical convulsions, and ending up on the floor "dead" were characteristics of those Jesus met as "DEMON POSSESSED." These are the characteristics of the current "revival" movement! A great "outpouring of God?" ... or doctrines of demons? Now the [Holy] Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, (1Tim4:1) Beloved, we ARE IN the "latter times" now!"

(26) Scriptural and Theological Concerns about the Revival at Brownsville A/G by Rev. K.D., 1997
An AOG pastor resigns his church over concerns about the "counterfeit" revival. "I have felt it necessary to resign my pastoral position at [our] Church. I see this "revival" in a different way than the others. I really feel very uncomfortable around the atmosphere caused by people falling over backwards, shaking, jerking, jumping up and down, and other manifestations. I love to teach and preach God's Word. In fact it's my personal opinion that a greater, longer-lasting change, comes more from sound Scriptural, stirring, solid Bible preaching and teaching, than supposed physical manifestations. I only hope and pray there is still room in the Assemblies of God for me and others like me."

(27) The Brownsville "Revival" Widens Schism In The AG by Larry Thomas, 1997
"AG leadership has ignored the warnings and the questions of conservatives, both in and out of the Assemblies. But the divisive and nagging questions will not disappear. What is disappearing is a growing number of discouraged, disenchanted and disenfranchised believers from the ranks of the Assemblies of God. Unless the AG leaders forsake their current direction and get back to the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16) of biblical Christianity -- that is, back to sound doctrine and biblical precedent for manifestations -- they may find themselves leading a numerically large fellowship, but one that is spiritually weak, spiritually immature and spiritually decimated by experiential religion. What a tragedy that will be!"

(28) The Brownsville Revival: Toronto Link Grows Stronger by Larry Thomas, 1997
The links between the Toronto "Blessing" and the Pensacola "Outpouring" are discussed as well as the manifestations and judging. "If you mention the Pensacola Revival you'd better be ready to duck or pucker, because people will either want to hit you are kiss you. There is no middle ground when it comes to the reported move of God in the Florida panhandle. Nothing has caused so much consternation and confusion in the church world since ... uh ... the Toronto Blessing. But this is not Toronto, we're told."

(29) Unbiblical Doctrines, Teachings and Phenomena of the Third Wave Counterfeit Revival Movement compiled by Sandy Simpson, 1997
A document compiled from a few sources to give Christians a resource to cut through the issues involved in the "counterfeit" revival. This paper includes a short list of unbiblical doctrines, teachings and phenomena observed and documented in the Toronto "Blessing"/Pensocola "Outpouring" movement. Please refer to the document called "Influence Links Of The Third Wave Movement" for a more comprehensive list of the heretical doctrines of the Third Wave. This paper also features guiding principles on how to determine unbiblical doctrines, whether or not we are to test and judge as Christians, and practical guidelines on how to counsel people who have had emotional, physical and spiritual damage from this movement or have been demonized as a result of being "slain in the spirit" or at the "laying on of hands".

(30) Drunk In The Spirit by John Green, 1997
An excellent article by John Green that refutes the "Drunk in the Spirit" phenomena of the Rodney Howard-Browne, Randy Clark, Toronto "Blessing", Pensacola "Outpouring" variety.

(31) Pensacola: "The New Order of the Latter Rain" Recycled? a research paperby a college student, 1997
"The "New Order of the Latter Rain" (NOLR) flourished over 50 years ago, but it was rejected by the Assemblies of God. This movement may not sound familiar, but the doctrines associated with it should. Why? Because they have been repackaged in the Brownsville revival of today."

(32) Accusers of the Brethren or Good Bereans? by Debra Bouey, Updated 1997
Much has happened since Debra Bouey first wrote the original article. The Toronto Blessing was in full swing and Pensacola had not yet begun. Nothing has changed, however, when it comes to vicious attacks against those who honestly believe these movements are not from God, except that they have become more vicious. Debra Bouey once again addresses these attacks, and extensively examines the teachings of Dr. Michael Brown and Destiny Image Digest's Don Nori.

(33) "We Will Break Dividing Wall" by The Remnant International, 1997
Thomas Trask, General Superintendant of the Assemblies of God denomination, gave his unconditional glowing support for the Brownsville A/G and their head pastor, John Kilpatrick, at a recent meeting with other Third Wave leaders in Kentucky such as Paul Walker, General Overseer of The Church of God and Randy Clark, the Evangelist-Pastor of the Toronto Blessing. This not only proves, yet again, that the Toronto "Blessing" and the Pensacola "Outpouring" are inextricably linked, but that the Assemblies of God is moving straight ahead into this deception. This should be a wake up call for all A/G pastors and laymen. Now is the time to stand up for the Word of God and sound doctrine, or you will soon lose your denomination to this false revival and false anointing. The page this article is linked from was a pro-"revival" page -- not recommended for young Christians. They took this article off-line for some reason. Sorry for the inconvenience.

(34) Brownsville Revival - The Money & The Myths by Pensacola News Journal, 1997
"MONEY & SPENDING - How much money is the church and individual pastors making from the revival and where is all the money going? JOHN KILPATRICK - Has the revival changed the Brownsville Assembly of God leader`s lifestyle and style of pastoring? What do his neighbors and his flock see behind the pulpit image? What does he say about himself? Why have people left Brownsville Assembly of God? STEVE HILL - Is he who he says he is? How true are his stories about his past and his stories about his money contributions to missions? What are his goals and motivations? METHODS & MESSAGES - What criticisms are Bible scholars, theologians and Pentecostal church members voicing about the revival? How does the revival differ from Pentecostal worship and fundamentals? CLAIMS & DISCERNMENTS: How true are the Brownsville Revival claims about healing, charity, crime reduction and addiction reduction? Is the church and revival a good neighbor? Where can critics and questioners go for answers? What advice do pastors and spiritual leaders offer?"

(35) How To Evaluate a Spiritual Movement by John Edmiston, Eternity Online Magazine, 1997
"For the ... reasons (put forth in the article) I would urge you to stay away from the Toronto/Pensacola movement . Continue to seek the Lord's blessings in churches where there is good teaching. He is real."

(36) Official Brownsville Response To Pensacola News Journal Articles
The official response from Brownsville A/G Church in Pensacola, FL regarding the Gannett news stories in the Pensacola News Journal "Brownsville Revival - The Money & The Myths". It is apparent from their response that some of the information reported by PNJ was inaccurate and biased. However, it is also clear that Brownsville is still disseminating false information of their own. We have highlighted the responses we feel are disingenuous, if not a continuation of lies and deceit. We would like to remind the leaders of Brownsville A/G Church of the verse in 2 Cor. 4:2 "Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God." When a secular news organization gets some of its facts wrong or uses deception that should not be a license for Christians to respond in kind. We are supposed to be the light and salt of the earth. "

(37) Problems With The Brownsville Response To The Pensacola News Journal by Bob Hunter, 1997
"On November 18th, Dr. Michael Brown made the following statements: "We are currently drafting a rebuttal to the numerous misstatements, misquotes, and misleading innuendoes in the Pensacola News Journal's articles...the fact is, there is not a single, true scandalous accusation that the Journal has made...my words were carefully chosen and will be carefully documented. All of the scandalous accusations made in the articles are completely untrue." (Reapernet Chat, November 18, 1997). You can read the Brownsville rebuttal on their web site. The purpose of this article is to see if all of the charges were answered, as he promised."

(38) Will The Real Pharisee Please Stand Up? by Rev. Robert & Tracy Liichow, 1997
"One would think that leaders who are supposed to have been initiated into the higher realms of sanctification and anointing due to revival would naturally be more spiritually-minded. Having arrived at a level of godly development beyond that of their non-charismatic brethren one would not expect them to stoop to the childish level of name calling. . .yet this is one of the most commonly employed tactics by the leadership of todays so-called revival."

(39) Latter Day Deception by Rev. Ron Stringfellow, Pastor of Medina Valley Assembly of God, 1997
"Those who disregard the past are bound to repeat it."--George Santayana. In 1949 at the General Council of the Assemblies of God held in Seattle, the Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution that was prepared by a committee that dealt with the Latter Rain Movement. The resolution adopted disapproved of the following practices of the Latter Rain, and the action was made necessary as a result of the movement invading the Assembly of God churches: 1. The overemphasis relative to imparting, identifying, bestowing, or confirming of gifts by the laying on of hands and prophecy. 2. The erroneous teaching that the Church is built on the foundation of present-day apostles and prophets. 3. The extreme teaching as advocated by the "New Order," regarding the confession of sin to man and deliverance as practiced, which claims prerogatives to human agency which belongs only to Christ. 4. The erroneous teaching concerning the impartation of the gift of languages as special equipment for missionary service. 5. The extreme and unscriptural practice of imparting or imposing personal leadings by the means of the gifts of utterance. 6. Such other wrestlings and distortions of scripture interpretations which are in opposition to teachings and practices generally accepted among us. The Latter Rain featured individuals with "oil in the hands"; congregational singing of "the song of the Lord" singing in the Spirit; the emphasis on "God is doing a new thing"; the manifested sons of God teaching; the placing of experience over exposition; the branding of those who denounced the movement; getting away from what the church had been. In a letter from the Executive Presbytery of the Assemblies of God (April 20, 1949), these observations were given. They are still valid today. "

(40) CRI Statement on December Meetings Between Hank Hanegraaff and Brownsville Revival Leaders by Hank Hanegraaff, 1997
"The tragedy of modern-day Christianity is that people all too often look for experience in all the wrong places. The real experience is not found in self-indulgent manifestations but rather in using one's time, talent, and treasure for the glory of God and the edification of others. Jonathan Edwards, the leading figure of the first Great Awakening, was utterly convinced that in genuine revival the Spirit of God is at work "to lessen men's esteem of the pleasures, profits, and honors of the world, and to take off their hearts from an eager pursuit after these things; and to engage them in a deep concern about a future state and eternal happiness which the gospel reveals - and puts them upon earnestly seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness."

(41) The Pensacola Revival: Shaken or Stirred? by World Magazine, 12/20/1997
"However pure the motives, can any religious movement sustain itself over the long term when fueled more by emotion than sound doctrine?"

(42) Another Heartrending Testimony by P.W., 1998
"The sermons preached were just brainwashing. We were told not to watch or read anything that was against the Revival."

(43) The Effects Of Revival On One Man's Church by A.R., 1998
"... I know that this church was into controlling members. They were gonna do what ever they felt was what God wanted them to do , even if it contradicted The bible. There is a new age religion atmosphere in the church. Teachings were taken out of context to support a project or a desire to condition the congregation in a certain direction. I know they are going down the road to the apostate church."

(44) An Extraordinary Popular Delusion Dr. Benjamin R. Wilson,1997
This article "reveals that the manifestations present in the Toronto/Brownsville movements have historically been far from unique within the Christian community, but have been frequently seen in the secular world as well."

(45) The Raging River of Brownsville by M. Kurt Goedelman with G. Richard Fisher, 1998
"A January-March 1998 Personal Freedom Outreach article on Michael Brown's attack of the critics of the Pensacola revival. Excellent."

(46) Counterfeit Revival: The Deception of The Elect by Jeff Spenser, From the "Quarterly Journal of The Irenaeus Foundation; Volume 3, Issue 1: Winter 1998
"Part One & Part Two of an article on the counterfeit revival so prevalent in the church world today. Part one deals with the biblical foundations which demand that this "revival" be called into question. Writer Jeff Spencer explains that the doctrines and manifestations fall far outside the walls of Christianity. Jeff is a student at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. Part two deals with Brownsville."

(47) Signs And Wonders Phenomenon Spreading by Samantha Smith, 1997
"Dear friends, do not be deceived. The Bible warns us that the old devil goes around like a roaring lion, seeking whomever he can devour. Don’t let it be you." (Currently this link at  http://www.cococo.net/~thyde/signs2.html is down but I am looking for another link.)

(49) Dead Baby Driven 350 Miles To Brownsville by Pensacola News Journal, 9/20/1998
The Pensacola News Journal has written another in depth article, this time following the story of a man who drove his dead baby 350 miles to Brownsville with the hope that they could raise her from the dead.  Can you guess what happened? My comments on this: If you're going to drive a dead baby anywhere, don't drive him or her to Brownsville.  That is probably the LAST PLACE on this planet that anyone is going to be truly raised from the dead.  This is because it is my studied opinion that the Holy Spirit would not enter a pagan place like that.  It is a haunt for demons.  If you doubt my words, just surf these pages for a smattering of the demonic visions John Kilpatrick has seen of giant creatures walking around his church!  This "dead raising" obsession Third Wavers have is getting a little ridiculous.  Haven't they noticed that even great signs and wonders can be counterfeited?  The Bible says of the False Prophet:  "One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast." Rev. 13:3 and again  "And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honour of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed." (Rev. 13:13-15)  I bet people like Steve Hill bristle with envy when they read about a guy who can even bring a statue to life!  Just recently Benny Hinn also claimed a person was raised from the dead on his stage in Ghana.  He made this claim on the Rod Parsley television show (9/98) in front of millions of viewers.  Hinn claimed "I was in Ghana just recently -- we had half a million people show up -- and a man was raised from the dead on the platform.  That's a fact, people.  A man was raised from the dead on the platform.  We have it on video!"When questioned about this claim by IMPACT, they were told by Benny Hinn Ministries that "the video was having problems that night and was not turned on." Benny Hinn then told IMPACT "God can raise the dead.  Absolutely.  I have not seen it.  In that one case we did hear about it." Apparently they neither had it on video nor did it even happen and they knew about it when Hinn made the claim on the Rod Parsley show. (This story is no longer at: http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/brownsville/index.htm , but you can read about it further in the following stories: "THE COUNTERFEIT REVIVAL REVISITED" by Hank Hanegraaff and "THE REMARKALE EXPLOITS OF DAVID HOGAN - Astonishing Miracles Or Incredible Hype?" by Personal Freedom Outreach.)

(49) Brownsville Revival: An Insiders Report by Dr. Ralph Colas, 1997
Another testimony about a Brownsville experience.

(50) Youth Alive Alert! by Sandy Simpson, 1998
An alert to churches, particularly in Micronesia, about a group called Youth Alive that is a ministry of the A/G and has close ties to the Third Wave church Brownsville A/G. UPDATE!  The Youth Alive N.S.W. concert was held and there were no wierd manifestations, at least not in the main auditorium!  We praise the Lord that our alert caused this Brownsville A/G affiliated group to hold itself back from doing what they intend to do sooner or later ... give a gnostic fleshly "impartation" to our youth in Guam and Micronesia.  Our youth have been protected for the time being.  However, pastors and youth leaders need to be aware that this is the introductory show.  Youth Alive clubs in schools and more events are scheduled.  The false doctrines of the Third Wave out of Brownsville, Toronto, RHEMA, Rodney Howard-Browne and Benny Hinn will manifest themselves more fully as time goes by.  Sound doctrine is not important to people in the Third Wave.  This is because the Word is not their final authority.

(51) Assemblies Of God & World Council Of Churches Together by Ecumenical News International, 1998
A recent Ecumenical News report mentioned that a World Council of Churches "continuation committee" included a "respected Pentecostal representative" from the Assemblies of God and a representative from the Roman Catholic Church. (9/21/98) The committee's objective is to form a global ecumenical forum.

(52) Belly Up To The Bar At Brownsville! by New-Wine mailing list, April 21, 1998
Still think there is no similarity between Rodney Howard-Browne's ministry and that of the Brownsville Assembly of God? After this report from April 21, 1998, all doubt should be removed.

(53) If It Looks So Good, How Can It Be Deception? by Barb Wilhelm, 1998
"Our criteria for truth, therefore, is not if it looks, sounds or feels "good." Partaking of the tree of the knowledge of
GOOD and evil was our first sin - thinking we knew what was "good". The remedy for that sin in the Garden of
Eden was "Yes, God HATH said!" Today, the remedy is still the same - has God said in His Word that it is good."

(54) Answering The Objections Of Brownsville by Jeff Spenser, 1998
"Jeff Spencer tackles three of the most common objections Brownsville supporters use on BAG opponents."

(55) Erroneous Presuppositions Of Brownsville by Jeff Spenser, 1998
"In this article, Jeff Spencer tackles the two foundational errors upon which the revival has been built: (1) an illegitimate use of the Bible—especially the book of Acts; and (2) the fervent welcoming of new, extra-biblical revelation from modern-day "prophets.""

(56) The Occultic Worldview Of The Brownsville Revival by Jeff Spenser, 1998
"Jeff Spencer delves further into his belief that New Age occultism is rampant in the revival movement. He does this by looking at the way in which an eastern, pantheistic view of reality has found its way into the current revival movement."

(57) How To Bully The Bereans by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, 12/98, Vol. 3, No. 4
"Is it not paradoxical that those who threaten today’s Bereans with God’s judgement and retribution seem to have no concern when they level deprecating invectives against those who do no agree with them?"

(58) The Pensacola/Toronto Heresy Is In Central New York by Living Word Church, 1997
"Brethren, please consider this article prayerfully, especially the quotes and Scriptures. If you have been involved in promoting this false revival, stop in the name of the Lord. The embarrassment of repentance is better than the price of disappointment or spiritual apostasy that may eventually come your way if you do not. If you have been silent, speak up to discourage the involvement of others. If you have been against this movement right along, be encouraged; our redemption draws nigh!  By B.M. Rocine"

(59) Brownsville Revival School Of Ministry - Occult Teachings & Practices by Deception In The Church, 1998
"Here is an e-mail of a first hand account of a phone conversation with a teacher at the Brownsville "School Of Ministry" regarding Brownsville's sale and use of shofars in "spiritual warfare".  If there are any of you that still have any doubt that what is being taught at Brownsville A/G is outright heresy and occult in nature, this should put that issue to rest."

(60) Everybody Walks Away With Gold! by Deception In The Church, 3/99
Brownsville and Toronto have recently received a much needed shot in the arm to revive their ailing "revivals", but this time it is laced with gold!  "A "holy woman" from Brazil that shakes gold dust from her hair and has oil appear on her skin?  Where is this woman from?  Is she a Catholic or Protestant?  I guess it doesn't matter anymore, folks.  If she can exhibit this kind of magic, then she must be truly "anointed"!  Dreams of Jesus giving flowers and out of body experiences?  Could there be any clearer evidence that the New Age has completely taken over the Third Wave "River"?  These following stories are not for the faint of heart, and not for baby Christians.  Always remember when reading or viewing occult material that there is a real spiritual deception at work and you can be deceived.  These "miracles" are nothing more than demonic manifestations that have nothing whatsoever to do with true biblical manifestations of the gifts of the Spirit." Let's expose this ploy of the enemy for what it is.  With all the new talk in "The River" about "cross-pollination" between movements such as Toronto, Brownsville and Word Faith, these gold "miracles" are nothing more than a plot by the enemy to try to cement the "health and wealth" gospel people with the "transferable manifestation" Third Wavers.  What better way to bring these people together (as if they hadn't been from the beginning!) than to have people get their dental work changed into legal tender?

(61) An Examination And Evaluation Of The Brownsville Revival by Jeff Spenser, 1999
"Many apologists have set out to expose this revival as false, centering their critique on the unusual phenomena exhibited in the services. I contend, however, that these manifestations are not the primary problem. The primary problem with the Brownsville Revival is false doctrine."

(62) The Green River Of  Brownsville by M. Kurt Goedelman, 1999
"If there is not serious change and repentance, the revival and its leadership will drift into even greater perversion. They may have fat bank accounts and fat wallets but in the end that does not impress God. The leadership in Brownsville has forgotten the words of the Savior: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth. ... but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20). When a river turns green, it means it’s polluted and in the end the green river of Brownsville may well be its downfall. Christ came to make us right, not rich."

(63) The Way Of Cain - New Teachings in the Christian Church - Where Are They Leading Us? by Lisa Havener, 1999
"Leaders of the movement teach that doctrine and theology are critical and divisive, and unimportant anyway, so many have been lulled into putting them aside. But are doctrine and theology really unimportant? Without them, what sets Jesus apart from Buddha? What sets the biblical way of salvation apart from any other religious system? Doctrine and theology refer to the bedrock of truth every hope of our faith is built on. Our spiritual welfare and the eternal destiny of souls depend on them. The fact is, this movement does hold a theology and doctrines of its own and it would be wise to take stock of them. If they are biblical, they will not be harmed by scrutiny. The great majority following are doing so with a false impression of what they are following."

(64) Over Our Heads? by Stephen Pratel, 1999
"An Assemblies of God Pastor with extensive experience of the "River of Revival" discovers that all is not as it seems! What are the real connections  between Toronto and Browsville? Why are worshippers told not to pray? Is  there another spirit at work? Read this well-researched and balanced article if you are not yet convinced about the Revival."  Read Part 1 and Part 2.

(65) The Wandering River Of Brownsville by G. Richard Fisher, 1999
"The way in which the leaders of Brownsville are distorting Scripture, denigrating the Bible, and moving people away from true worship is to be deplored. It is sensual and deadly. Yes, America does need to wake up. This country needs to wake up to true repentance, true holiness, the dignity and decorum of worship and the fear of God. Moreover, the Christian Church needs to wake up and revive the gift of discernment rather than despise and attack those who have it."

(66) Sadness And Fear Fill Members Who Left Brownsville by Alice Crann, The Pensacola News Journal, 11/17/97
"Hundreds of longtime Brownsville Assembly of God members have left their church since the revival began."

(67) Delivered In An Instant? The Revival Did Not Help Me by a former attendee of the Pensacola Revival in an e-mail to Rick Ross, 1998
"These types of teachings (at Brownsville A/G) create disillusionment, disappointment and resentment, which could cause someone to slip back into old habits."

(68) Youth Alive And Alpha Course Team Up by Sandy Simpson, 1999
"How lucky can we be?  Now we not only have the Alpha Course produced by the Toronto "Blessing" and Youth Alive, a program of the Assemblies Of God with strong ties to Brownsville A/G and Awake America, but now Youth Alive is using a new course called "Youth Alpha".  This is really not a surprise, but it will be to many young people who have no idea what they are being "softened up" to.  Youth Alive and Alpha Course, as well as this new Youth Alpha Course are simply entry points to the counterfeit revival 'river'."

(69) Brownsville A/G ... Where's The Rest Of The Money? by Sandy Simpson, 7/27/00
If Brownsville A/G is now a member of the ECFA, then the reported total income figures do not match the estimated 1.9 million people who came through their doors from 1996-1997.  If they are not fully reporting, why not and where is the rest of the money?

(70) Brownsville Gets It's Second Wind by Orell Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 6, No. 2, March/April 2001
Remnant Magazine has recently posted preliminary reports of what it calls the "Second Wind" of Revival at the famous Brownsville Assembly of God Church in Pensacola, Florida.  This comes as a surprise because there was never any suggestion on the Brownsville Website that this well publicized "move of God" was in any need of some kind of spiritual resuscitation. 

(71) Major Rift Emerges at Heart of Brownsville Revival by Andy Butcher
"School founder dismissed in dispute over denominational accountability." Update: Almost three years later Kilpatrick and Brown have now apparently mended their fences.

(72) Fire At Brownsville - No, A Real One This Time! at the Browsnville web site, Lightning Strike Fire, July 4, 2002
"Steve Hill called down fire for years.  I guess it finally fell."

(73) Pensacola Revival Leader Departs To Minister To Clergy Associated Press/February 7, 2004, by Bill Kaczor 
The Rev. John Kilpatrick, who had been senior pastor of the Brownsville Assembly of God since the revival began, resigned in October to focus on traveling and minstering to other clergy. 

(74) What happened to Brownsville’s Fire? by The Berean Call, 10/20/07
This is an MP3 file.

(75) Church of famed revival struggles by Jay Reeves, Associated Press, Fri, Mar 30, 2012
In the decade after being the home of the largest Pentecostal outpouring in U.S. history, the church has been on the edge of financial ruin. It racked up $11.5 million in debt, to be paid after the out-of-town throngs and its former pastor moved on.


John Kilpatrick

(1) John Kilpatrick - Prophesy Against CRI Brownsville AOG, 4/6/97
"John Kilpatrick, pastor of the Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida, has issued a prophecy predicting the demise of The Christian Research Institute by July 4, 1997. This article contains the transcript." Here's an alternate version of the "prophesy" indicating where there was crowd applause and cheering.

(2) Laughing Revival Pastor Claims CRI Will Be Judged by David W. Cloud, 1997
"In early April Pastor John Kilpatrick, Brownsville Assembly of God, Pensacola, Florida, prophesied that the Christian Research Institute (CRI) will be "brought down by the Holy Spirit" within 90 days for its stand against the "Pensacola Outpouring." The 90 days will expire on July 5."

(3) Answering "Counterfeit" Revival Leader, Rev. John Kilpatrick by Sandy Simpson, 1997
"This is an article by Rev. John Kilpatrick of the Brownsville Assembly of God, Pensacola, FL. It was a letter in response to critics of what is going on at his church. First, I will give you the full text of his article. Then I will give you my side-by-side answers to his questions and comments."

(4) Kilpatrick's Deceitful "Apology" To Hank Hanegraaff by Sandy Simpson, 1997
Here is a perfect example of why no one should sit under the teaching of this false prophet and liar. The original text of the letter by Rev. John Kilpatrick of Brownsville AOG that is offered as a public apology to Hank Hanegraaff for cursing him and his ministry is offered here with my comments as well as quotes from his original message.

(5) John Kilpatrick Apology - With Commentary by Bob Hunter, 1997
"On June 18th John Kilpatrick issued a public apology for making the prophecies contained in this article. Here is that apology and a few brief comments on it."

(6) Laughing Revival Pastor Claims CRI Will Be Judged by Way of Life Literature's Fundamental Baptist News Service, 1997
"This response by Kilpatrick is typical of those who disobey the Word of God. They tend to despise correction. They often think that they are above being measured by the Word of God. No pastor has the authority to do or teach whatever he pleases just because he thinks God is leading him. God has given us the responsibility to "prove all things" (1 Thessalonians 5:21). The Bible says to "try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1). The Bible says that when men preach the Word of God, the hearers are to judge that preaching to ascertain if it is sound (1 Corinthians 14:29)."

(7) Kilpatrick's Pseudo Apology To Hanegraaff by Fundamental Baptist News Service, 1997
"Friends, do not be deceived by the exaggerated claims and false doctrines and practices of false charismatic prophets. They are at the forefront of building the end-time apostate world "church."

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

(9) Brownsville Pastor Confirms Non-Prophet Status by MKG, © 1997 - PFO
"Dear friends, do not be deceived. The Bible warns us that the old devil goes around like a roaring lion, seeking whomever he can devour. Don’t let it be you. "

(10) More Fruits of the Brownsville Revival: John Kilpatrick Engaged in Storytelling? by Pensacola News Journal, 1998
According to an April 5, 1998 report in the Pensacola News Journal (Click for Story), Pastor John Kilpatrick's claims that two well-known politicians are among those saved at Pensacola are not true. Pastor Kilpatrick told a journalist March 14th in Mesa, Arizona that Alabama Governor Fob James was saved at Brownsville and that he is a regular visitor to BAG. A spokesman for the governor said that the governor is an Episcopalian and has never been to the "revival." John Kilpatrick also said that U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough, R-Pensacola, was saved at the revival. A spokesman for Mr. Scarborough said that he is a Southern Baptist who has only attended a Brownsville Revival service on two occasions.

(11) Lies And Deception - A Brownsville Legacy by Sandy Simpson, 1999
"The following news story in 1997 can now, in 1999, be analyzed to see how much truth there was in John Kilpatrick's statements."


Steve Hill

(1) Testimony Of Laughing Revival Evangelsist, Steve Hill by Way Of Life Literature, 1998
"On October 9, 1997, the television program 20/20 ran a special on the "revival" occurring in the Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida. It was entitled "Countdown to Salvation: Thousands Flock to Controversial Florida Revival." The evangelist who has led the Brownsville movement since 1995 is Steve Hill, and we were amazed to read his testimony of salvation as given in the 20/20 report. "

(2) The Steve Hill Meeting by Ben Wilson, 2000
"An eyewitness report about a Steve Hill spectacle in Oregon.  The apostasy of Brownsville/Awake America! continues." Read Part I and Part II.

(3) Steve Hill Leaves Brownsville The Way He Changed It by Sandy Simpson, 6/22/00
"Steve Hill is finally leaving Brownsville the way he changed it -- a place of disorder and "pandemonium" as John Kilpatrick termed it back when it started."


Michael Brown

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

(2) Power Struggle At The Brownsville School Of Ministry (BRSM)? by Holy Laughter/Toronto Blessing Research Information web site, 1/01

"There appears to have been a power struggle at the BRSM, between the AoG and John Kilpatrick on one side, and Dr. Michael Brown on the other side, over the operation of the school."
(3) Dr. Michael Brown defends Word Faith heretic Benny Hinn by Ken Silva, 1/13/14
No, Dr. Brown; may the Lord forgive you for trying to imply that someone like Benny Hinn, who has perverted the Gospel and bilked millions of dollars from professing believers in the Lord, is orthodox. 


(4) Dr. Michael Brown says friends Mike Bickle and Lou Engle “true men of god” by Ken Silva, 1/15/13
Unfortunately, you’re about to see that it gets even worse for whatever credibility Brown may have left. He also wanted us to know that his NAR dominionist friends Mike Bickle of IHOP and Lou Engle of TheCall are preachers to follow and that the Brownsville Revival was a true move of God.


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