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Servant Authority
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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“Overtake you like a thief”
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Generic and Specific
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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The Ugly Side of Diaprax
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Deluded!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Healer?
Heal Thyself!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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God’s Attitude toward the “Supreme Beings” of the Nations
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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The New Panentheistic "God" Of Christendom
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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What Should I Say?
by Sandy Simpson

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How do you answer an invitation to attend a meeting where you know nothing about the speaker or what will be done there? What happens if they want to announce the meeting at your church and invite everyone? What do you say to a person who tells you that you don’t have the Holy Spirit even though you are a Christian? What should you do if you think something is wrong, or your conscience is bothering you about something that was said or done?  The answer?

 Go to the Scriptures! 

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

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

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

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

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

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One of Satan’s Final Masquerades
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Attack Of The Enemy 
On The Churches
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Marks Of False Religion
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Universalism in the World 
has Permeated the Church
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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False Teachers Revisited
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Testing The Spirits 
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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How To Discern, Test & Judge Rightly
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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Karma (by any other name)
by Sandy Simpson

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According to Wikipedia: 

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

Mirram-Webster defines it this way:

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

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

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His Name, The Only Name
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Replacement Theology On Steroids
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Those Who Do Not Lead Christians to Maturity
by Sandy Simpson

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

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"... and all liars"
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island 
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

With the resurgence of the old religion of Hawaii and the continual invocation of 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 Gentiles who did "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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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.

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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.

(5) Fire School of Ministry Exposed: The Root and the Fruit of the Brownsville Revival by Be Careful How You Hear, 5/1/16
Ministries such as Bethel, Ihop, Morningstar, and Fire School of Ministry are working very hard to draw the younger generation into their scheme. But it goes even farther than those ministries, because those big names have been quietly drawing unto themselves countless Pentecostal/charismatic churches across the nations to be a part of their un-Biblical model of submission and authority. In fact, your church may be under the influence of these larger ministries.


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Holy Ghost IGNORED!
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This 3-DVD set is a message based on this movie review.

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

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

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

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