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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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

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Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island 
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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"They Will Believe 
The Lie"
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Critical Missiological Issue!

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

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The First Nations Movement 4-DVD Set

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


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

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

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

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

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Updated DVD!
The Question Of Dominion
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Shepherd Or Hireling?
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Testing Music In The Church
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Examine Yourselves & Hold On!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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"Blasphemizing" The Bible
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

I am going to go over an article I wrote back in 2006 in preparation for the book I wrote with Mike Oppenheimer called â€Å“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 â€Å“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 â€Å“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 â€Å“One True God" be known to Geâ€Å“not know God".

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS
Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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BIBLES STUDIES IN DISCERNMENT
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

This DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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What's Up With Christian Bookstores?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
2004-2007
by Sandy Simpson

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

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The ElijahList
The biggest promoter of false prophecies in cyberspace!
2008
by Sandy Simpson

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

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The Extreme Prophetic
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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Lessons In Forgiveness
Great Study!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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Letters To The Church
Timely!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT
Demolish Arguments!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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SPIRIT OF TRUTH OR SPIRIT OF ERROR?
Important Video Information
On Benny Hinn!

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

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LIVING WATER 2003
Discernment Conference
Featuring Bill Randles, Gary Gilley
& Ray Yungen
3-DVD Set

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

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

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Articles on the Word-Faith "Prosperity Gospel" movement.
Go directly to these exposes:

Ernest Angley, John Bevere, Markus Bishop, Juanita Bynum, Morris Cerullo, Kim Clement, Kenneth Copeland, Paul Crouch, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis, Kenneth Hagin, Marilyn Hickey, Benny Hinn, Brian Houston, Rodney Howard-Browne, Larry Huch, T.D. Jakes, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Clarence McClendon, Joyce Meyer, Myles Munroe, Steve Munsey, Mike Murdock, Joel Osteen, Rod Parsley, Peter Popoff, Fred Price, Joseph Prince, Oral Roberts, R.W. Shambach, Robert Schuller, Karl Strader, Robert Tilton, Paula White, Ed Young

General Word-Faith Articles

(1) An Examination Of The Word-Faith Movement by Richard J. Vincent, 1991
"The Word-Faith Teachers. This is the group that would seek to convince us that Jesus and His disciples were rich, that to be poor is a sin, to be sick is a sin, and that faith is a creative force that we can use to shape our world just like God supposedly created this world and universe that we live in through His "faith"! Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Paul Crouch, John Avanzini, Robert Tilton, Fred Price, and Benny Hinn (who at the time of this writing has authored the number 1 best selling Christian book in America, 'Good Morning, Holy Spirit') are just a few that spew out this theological vomit." Copeland is one of the fathers of the Toronto/Brownsville "counterfeit" revival movement.

(2) The "Faith" Movement May Be Prospering But Is It Healthy? by Stuart St. John, 1997
"What would you say, I wonder, if you were told that there is a teaching sweeping through evangelical churches in our day that not only has made changes to, but has also taken out the very core of the Gospel and replaced it with a fake?" Copeland is one of the fathers of the Toronto/Brownsville "counterfeit" revival movement.

(3) Word-Faith Theology and Mormonism by Watchman Fellowship, Inc., 1995
"Teaching that God, who is pure spirit (James 4:24), has His own spirit body is to teach something definitely not found in Scripture. Also, check out their articles on Word-Faith Theology, The Atonement and Word Faith Theology, and Deception Within the Church

(4) A Profile Of The Word-Faith Movement compiled by Clete Hux, 1997
"Positive Confession is the belief that if a believer speaks "spiritual" or "faith-filled" words then he can have what he says. Unfortunately, this influence has invaded the church and continues to cause much turmoil and confusion."

(5) What's Wrong With The Faith Movement - Part One by Hendrik H. Hanegraaff, 1993
"What's wrong with the "Faith" movement? Its leaders include many of the most popular television evangelists. Its adherents compose a large percentage of charismatic evangelical Christians. Its emphases on faith, the authority of the believer, and the absolute veracity of Scripture could appear to be just what today's church needs. And yet, I am convinced that this movement poses one of the greatest contemporary threats to orthodox Christianity from within. Through it, cultic theology is being increasingly accepted as true Christianity."

(6) What's Wrong With The Faith Movement - Part Two by Hendrik H. Hanegraaff and Erwin M. de Castro, 1993
"Copeland is responsible for spreading many of the Faith movement's unbiblical teachings. He distorts the biblical concepts of faith and covenant. He reduces God to the image of man while elevating man to the status of God. He lowers Jesus to being a product of positive confession who took on a satanic nature at the cross. And he promotes the occult practice of creative visualization." Copeland is one of the fathers of the Toronto/Brownsville "counterfeit" revival movement.

(7) Faith in Faith or Faith in God? by Hendrik H. Hanegraaff, 1990
"Walter Martin used to say, "All faith is subsumed under the overarching biblical doctrine of the sovereignty of God." The Creator is the Lord of the universe, not a cosmic "gofer" at the beck and call of His creation. It is not our faith that sits on the throne, but our sovereign God (1 Chron. 29:10-12). "

(8) Freedom from the Faith Movement: The Personal Testimony by Jeff Beard, 1990
"At Rhema, I was taught the heretical doctrine that Jesus had to die spiritually, which, by the way, renders Jesus' work on the cross insufficient for man's redemption and justification. I remember Kenneth Copeland telling us that when Christ died on the cross, the Second Person of the Godhead was broken off from the other two Persons."

(9) 10 Reasons To Reject Word Of Faith Teachings by Cross + Word, 1997
"'Positive Confession', a movement that came to popular acclaim through supposedly good fruit such as healing, has revealed its true nature as something more like a cult, with extremes of belief that bring the Name of the Lord into disrepute. The roots of Word of Faith doctrine are firmly planted in the soil of the metaphysical cults."

(10) Misplaced Faith by B. M. Rocine, 1997
"By saying the right formulas, can people control God? Can the Holy Spirit be held in the palm of the hand, pumped, or scooped into other people? Is it true that Jesus Christ will not come back until Christians all over the world unite under the leadership of new apostles and prophets and take control of the whole earth? Can Christians be gods?"

(11) Atonement Where? by Moreno Dal Bello, 1998
"A Biblical Analysis of the Disturbing Claims Put Forward by the Faith Movement, Which Include the Inefficiency of
Christ's Blood, Alone, to Atone for the Sins of Man; the Need for Christ's Spiritual Death, and that the
Redemption of Mankind was Completed in Hell!" 

(12) My Word Of Faith Testimony by Cross + Word, 1998
"Some people have asked me, how did God open your eyes to the errors of the Faith Movement? So, I thought it would be helpful to post to this website my own story. It's not a researched article, but a personal testimony, so take it or leave it."

(13) Heresies Of The Word-Faith Movement by Christian Youth Alliance, 1998
"These examples and many, many others can be demonstrated from the materials produced by the Word-Faith teachers. If you would like to hear these and many other quotes for yourself (.wav files), please send an email specifying the individuals you are interested in."

(14) Essek Kenyon - Cult Founder Or Evangelical Minister by Geir Lie, 1998
A careful study of E.W. Kenyon by Geir Lie, who was himself brought up in the Faith Movement.  We do not agree with all his observations, but the historical record is enough to point to the birth or the current Word-Faith Movement.  Kenyon was heavily influenced by the New Thought and Christian Science.  Kenyon spawned Kenneth Hagin and RHEMA, who shamlessly ripped off Kenyon's work and called it his own.  That his work needed ripping off is what should mystify most Christians.

(15) How the Health and Wealth Gospel Twists Scripture by The Watchman Expositor, 1995
"Most Christians have heard some of the following: "You can have what you say," "The reason you haven't been healed is that you don't have enough faith," "We can write our own ticket with God if we decide what we want, believe that it's ours, and confess it," "He wants you rich and healthy," "What is the desire of your heart? Name it , claim it by faith, and it is yours! Your heavenly Father has promised it. It's right there in the Bible." Such statements reflect the models which set forth a theology of the spoken word (rhematology) or of thought-actualization, commonly known as "positive confession", which stresses the inherent power of words and thoughts."

(16) The "Jesus Died Spiritually" Heresy by Inner City Discernment Ministry, 1998
"One of the most blatant and blasphemous heresies taught by the major internationally known Word of Faith teachers is the doctrine that says Jesus Christ, God the Son died spiritually and had to be reborn spiritually due to becoming a lost sinner."

(17) David Wilkerson Blasts Faith Preachers In Sermon by Billy Bruce in New York City, 1999
"In a sermon preached six months ago and circulated widely on cassette tapes, New York pastor David Wilkerson blasts prosperity doctrines, "holy laughter" and the flamboyance of evangelist Benny Hinn."  Here is the transcript of the "Reproach Of The Solemn Assembly" by David Wilkerson.

(18) The Word Of Faith And The Mormon Connection  by Sword of the Spirit Apologetics, 1999
Identical doctrines of Word Of Faith and Mormons.

(19) Joni Eareckson Tada - Comments On Word-Faith by Joni Eareckson Tada, Bible Answer Man program, 12/99
On December 8, 1999, Joni Eareckson Tada was on the Bible Answer Man, and made devastating comments about Word-Faith teachings.

(20) The Reproach Of The Solemn Assembly by David Wilkerson, 1999
"This important transcript from a tape by David Wilkerson of Times Square Church, is shocking, moving and very timely."

(21) Word-Faith Movement - Profile by Clete Hux, Watchman Fellowship, 1996
"As a movement rather than an organized group, there is no founder or founding date, per se. The philosophical roots extend to Gnosticism. E.W. Kenyon (1860-?) was perhaps the earliest modern exponent to blend the
movement's eastern mystical and New Age elements with Christian teaching."

(22) Positive Confession by Watchman Fellowship, 1995
"Positive Confession is the belief that if a believer speaks "spiritual" or "faith-filled" words then he can have what he says. Unfortunately, this influence has invaded the church and continues to cause much turmoil and confusion. "

(23) Wells Without Water by Cross + Word, 2000
"This is a major new study on the Word of Faith Movement, using verbatim transcripts from tapes produced by the Kenneth Copeland Ministry. ("Wells Without Water" was originally produced as four audio tapes in the 1980's). The four major sections of the study are as  follows:"

  1. Forces or Fruit? 
  2. Re-born or Raised? - Part (a) --- Part (b) 
  3. Dominion or Deliverance? 
  4. Teaching or Travesty? - Part (a) --- Part (b) 
(24) An Evaluation Of The Key Doctrines In The Health And Wealth Faith Movement by Vincent McCann, Spotlight Ministries 
"Even though the health and wealth faith movement continues to attract a following it has been seen that in many of its key doctrines it deviates from historic Christian belief. This is evident in almost every aspect of doctrine and practice, such as Christian living, the doctrine of God, the atonement, and anthropology."

(25) Did Jesus Die Spiritually, His Spirit Become Re-Created, And He Become Born Again? by Neil Rivalland
"The cross of Christ and the Atonement are at the heart of the Christian faith. Our understanding of the doctrine of the Atonement affects our understanding of all other fundamental Christian doctrine - everything from the attributes of God, to the person of Christ, to the doctrine of salvation, and to our understanding of sanctification."

(26) The Word Faith Movement Exposed by We Care Ministries, 9/00
Individual reports on Word-Faith teachers.

(27) Becoming Rich Under The Anointing -The Wealth Of The Wicked Transferred by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 5/21/00
"Want to know what someone really believes-watch how they live, their lifestyle. When men live and promote an opulent lifestyle they have ignored the warning of Jesus of loving God or loving money. You cannot serve both! Listen to what they are teaching on. The majority of sermons are on getting money, and their life revolves around it, what more can be said."

(28) The Price Is Right Or Wrong? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 12/4/00
"Fred Prices' faith teaching on prosperity."

(29) Heresies Of The Word-Faith Movement by Hegewisch Baptist Church, 12/00
"Have you heard of Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Fred Price, Paul Crouch, Kathryn Kuhlman, or Marilyn Hickey? There are many proponents of the Word Faith Movement, which currently endorse a great number of heresies and blasphemies."

(30) The Word Of Faith Movement by Gary E Gilley, Pastor-Teacher at Southern View Chapel, Volume 5, Issue 4, 1999
The fastest growing segment of Christianity today is the Word of Faith Movement, also known as the Positive Confession or simply "Faith" movement. It’s growth is at least partially due to the massive amounts of money the leaders are able to extract from the faithful. This influx of cash allows for huge buildings and extensive ministries, and more importantly, wide exposure on television, which translates into numerical growth. Not only do many Word of Faith preachers broadcast their services and campaigns, but the largest Christian-based television network in the world is owned by Faith adherents, Paul and Jan Crouch. The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), founded by the Crouches, with an estimated net worth of one-half a billion dollars, is capable of televising the Faith message (as well as many other errant messages) all over the world.

(31) Faith Movement Exposed by David Dorozan, 2001
"The testimony of a man who get invovled with Henry Hinn (Benny Hinn's brother) and his church, Vancouver Christian Center.  He details the false doctrines, false prophesies, and shady financial dealings of the church."

(32) The Pain Series by Rev. Gary Gilley, Southern View Chapel Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 9 & 10, 10/01 
A series on the issue of pain and the sovereignty of God.  Where does the responsiblility for pain lie and what are the reasons for it? Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

(33) Is It Possible To Believe In Jesus And NOT Be Saved? by Sandy Simpson, 5/02
It matters what a person believes!

(34) Word-Faith Teachings by Belfast Berean
Quotes by Word-Faith teachers.

(35) The Power Of Money by Paul Proctor, 2003
There’s nothing in the bible about Jesus or the apostles ever soliciting money from those they preached to. Despite the fact that it’s vulgar, offensive and counterproductive to the cause of Christ, televangelists and others like them have been doing just that and more for eons. You see, it takes a lot of money to keep a face on TV and I suppose many of them see that as somehow good for God. 

(36) The False Teachings of the Word of Faith Movement by Jim L. Smith
Jim L. Smith is the Senior Pastor/Founder of Battlefield Church of Faith, Ringgold, Georgia. He was born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1965, was raised in the First Baptist Denomination and was subsequently ordained by the Word of Faith ministry in 1999 after leaving Church of God to start Battlefield Church of Faith (Interdenominational/Pentecostal). This is his story and exposé - for Pastor Smith uncovered false teachings within the Word of Faith movement that caused him to turn away from it. Now he is eager to share what he found with anyone who has a love for truth. His work can also be found on his website at battlefieldchurchoffaith.org. [Note: This article is in PDF format.]

(37) C&MA Endorses the Word of Faith Movement by Sandy Simpson, 9/30/03
I have a great admiration for both A.B. Simpson and Christian and Missionary Alliance for their work for the Lord up to the present time.  This is why I am writing this article because I believe that Jonathan Graf, Director of Prayer Mobilization for C&MA is attempting to indoctrinate that organization with false teachings from the Word-Faith movement. 

(38) Tangled In The Miracle Net by Steve Mitchell, Power To Stand, 10/03
India and indeed all of Asia is being inundated and invaded by the worst false teachings imaginable exported from beyond its shores. Unfortunately, bad seed from the Word/Faith heretics and the Third Wave false teachers are finding fertile soil in Indian churches nationwide. 

(39) The Lesson Of The Rich Young Ruler by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/03
He was rich, young and a ruler, what else can one need?

(40) Who Wants To Be A God? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/04
So many people seem to be convinced that the Bible teaches that we are gods. The Mormons, the New Agers and yes, there are a growing number of Christians that believe this as well. Each of these have a different variation on what this  means. The Christian view comes from the influence of  heretical Word/Faith  teachers.

(41) Can Christians Buy A Miracle Like So Many "Christian" Leaders Teach?
"But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.  Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God." Acts 8:20-21

(42) The Culting Of Christianity by Craig Branch, New Man Magazine, April 20, 2004
Not long ago, religious cults were dismissed by many Americans as being the stuff of aging California hippies or eccentric gurus from the Far East. But things have changed. Today, you need not look any further than around the block to encounter the pervasive influence of cults. Their authors are on the best-seller lists. Their ideas are subtly communicated in popular music, movies and TV programs. Their propagators are, in some instances quite literally, knocking at your door.

(43) A testimony on the damage of Word-Faith on Let Us Reason Ministries, 4/04
Death threats made by a prosperity teacher.

(44) Christian Channel Europe: A Look At "God TV" by The Belfast Berean, 7/04
"GOD TV is not from God; it is a counterfeit of the worst and most diabolical kind and is to be rejected and denounced." 

(45) Disturbing Trends within WoF: Scripture-Twisting and 'Jedi Mind Tricks' by Mike Oppenheimer, 7/04
As one who has spent a considerable amount of time researching and exposing a truckload of heretics and false prophets, I am extremely disturbed over two new trends being established by those who blindly follow these savage wolves of our day.

(47) Word-Faith Movement Audio Clips by Bible Facts
A number of audio clips of Word-Faith teachers

(48) “Sowing Your Faith Seed” or “Dialing For Dollars? ” –The TBN Praise-A-Thon by Michael C. Gaudiosi - The Berean Radio Network, THE NOBLE BEREAN: Volume Four October-December 2005
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! Well, here we go again! It’s Praise-A-Thon time! If you tuned into TBN during the week of October 31st, you saw the parade of stars…the spiritual elite stars that is! Among them were Paul and Jan Crouch, Juanita Bynum, Paula White, Jentezen Franklin, Mark Chironna and a host of other Word Faith teachers that gathered together for one week telling you to “sow a seed” or “sow a seed faith promise” or “sow a faith promise seed” …etc, however you slice it, it’s the same thing! The whole idea here is for you to “go to the phone and give”. This is your act of obedience to the Lord and if you hesitate, you are in rebellion! They don’t come out and say that directly, well at least some of them don’t, but that is usually what is meant here. I have been watching this lunacy all during the week it was on, and I wanted to give my two cents worth in this newsletter.

(49) “The TBN Spring 2006 Praise-A-Thon, Another Fundraising Fiasco!” by Michael C. Gaudiosi, The Berean Radio Network, THE NOBLE BEREAN: Volume Nine May 2006
IT’S SPRING AGAIN; TIME TO SOW YOUR SEED! Now, I am not talking about planting seeds in a literal outdoor garden, rather it’s time to sow a seed in the form of a financial donation to, what some would call, the one and only means of the Gospel being preached to the entire world, that is the great Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN for short). During the week of April 17th TBN held the first of two annual fundraisers they call…the Praise-A-Thon!

(50) Is 3 John 2 a promise intended for all of us to financially prosper? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/7/06

(51) Most Christians Say God Wants Them Rich by Slice of Laodicea, 9/13/06 (This article no longer online)
Following up on the Time magazine story on prosperity preaching, the Christian Post reports that a majority of American "Christians" say that God wants them rich. 

(52) Can we interpret Genesis 1:27 as meaning our divinity? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/3/06
This is why the Bible says we must be “born again” (“born from above”) in order to be formed in God's image and likeness. Through a spiritual rebirth God wishes to restore fallen man in his sinful state to begin a relationship with him (creator to creature) by making his home with him (John 14:23). In Rom. 8:29 we are told that we are “to be conformed to the image of his Son.” This is a continual process starting from the time we are born again. When we a renewed we don't become God, nor will we be exactly like him in the resurrection. Jesus said to Philip: “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9), we can never say we are the exact perfect image or representation of the invisible God, we are creatures and will be creatures even in the resurrection.

(53) “The Daystar Share-a-Thon Fundraising Report – Fall 2006 – PART ONE” by Michael C. Gaudiosi - The Berean Radio Network , THE NOBLE BEREAN: Volume Thirteen - September/October 2006. Also read PART TWO..
ANOINTING, ABUNDANCE AND PROSPERITY These were the three “anointed” keywords spoken in “abundance and prosperity” during the two weeks of the “Daystar Fall 2006 Share-a-Thon” held from September 18th to October 2nd. This newsletter, which you are about to embark, is my report of what I’ve seen and heard during this TV fundraiser. I’ll have direct quotes from some famous, and some not so famous, “anointed” TV preachers who spent the “abundance” of their time, speaking a “prosperity” message, which was about nothing but “anointing, abundance and prosperity”.

(54) Was Jesus rich? - Swanky messiah not far-fetched in Prosperity Gospel by JOHN BLAKE, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Published on: 10/22/06 
Christians gather around the world each Christmas to sing about "poor baby Jesus" asleep in the manger with no crib for his bed. But the Rev. Creflo Dollar looks inside that manger, and he doesn't see a poor baby at all.

(55) "The Spring 2007 Fund Raising Report - Part One: The Daystar Spring 2007 Share-a-Thon" by Michael C. Gaudiosi, The Noble Berean, Volume Nineteen – April 2007
THE DAYSTAR SPRING 2007 SHARE-A-THON was in full swing from March 19th until April 2nd. In the two weeks of this fund raiser, I saw nothing different from past fund raisers Daystar has done. Maybe that’s because Daystar kept airing video from their past fund raisers. Most of what was aired was from the Fall 2006 Share-a-Thon, so I had already seen it, and gave my report (see volumes 13 and 14 of the Noble Berean Newsletter). Also read Part 2.

(56) The Narrow Road a video by Joe Ouellette, YouTube, 5/07
Word-Faith teachers walk the broad road and have given in to the lure of money.

(57) Suffer the Little Children by SufferTheChildren.com, 5/07
The DVD that this promo advertises is one of the best exposes of the cons, frauds lies and downright rip offs of televangelists like Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn and Joyce Meyer et al. We have watched the full DVD, which is obtainable via the above link. It is well worth purchasing and viewing. Neither CWM nor Philip Powell gains anything from this. Benny Hinn is shown appealing for money, which he promised to a partially blind boy for his education. The father said no money was received, notwithstanding an emotional plea to millions on TV. Hinn claimed the boy was healed. The father and the boy denied it. “Suffer the Children” takes a look into the lives and lifestyles of some of the biggest names in tele-evangelism today. It explores the origins of the Word of Faith movement, also known as the Prosperity Gospel, and finds that its origins are not Christian at all.

(58) Word Of Faith False Teachers - Video Clips on YouTube, 6/07
Clips include Kenneth Copeland stating Jesus was the first man born again, Creflo Dollar teaching Jesus came as a man and got the anointing and claiming we are all gods, etc. 

(59) Word Faith teaching- A spiritual copy of the Mind Sciences by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 9/07
When and where did these ideas begin? In the middle of the 19th century to the early 1900’s a small spiritual revolution began, it used a mystical interpretation of Bible and combined other concepts to form a new type of spiritual system- it was called “New Thought.” Today we categorize it as the new age movement. 

(60) Senate Committee Investigating Six Major Ministries - Sen. Grassley probes "possible misuse of donations" to Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, and others by Ted Olsen, Christianity Today, 11/06/2007 
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, is investigating several major church-based ministries known for their leaders' lavish lifestyles and prosperity teachings.  This may well effect the 501 (c) (3) status of church ministries.  It will be the fault of these heretics and others if that provision is revoked.

(61) SPECIAL EDITION: Senator Probes Televangelists' Finances by Moriel Ministries, Be Alert! e-Newsletter, 11/08/07
This is that... Since the true church has failed at following the command to judge sin within the church and has rather focused on the unbiblical practice of judging unbelievers and the world, that unbelieving world is judging them just as God used unbelieving nations to judge Israel and Judah. Forward this to as many Christians you know because I am finding that many are still completely in the dark about the true reality of the current temple, the church - it is being torn down stone by stone just as the first two temples, as believers are living stones. What will wake believers out of the sleepy stupor, I don't know, but I pray it comes before it's too late.

(62) The Latest Information On The Senate Investigation Of Televangelists at The Wittenburg Door, 11/12/07
You  will find the Senate letters to the individuals being probed on this page as well as various TV News reports.

(63) “The TBN Fall 2007 Praise-a-Thon Report” by Michael C. Gaudiosi, The Noble Berean, Volume Twenty Six – November 2007
“WE DON'T NEED YOUR MONEY!!” I will base this entire report with the very quote from Paul Crouch Jr. himself. This is the TBN Fall 2007 Praise-a-Thon 
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “We don't need your money...we don't need your money, but we want you to be blessed, and we want to release the blessing into your life, and that's what this is all about” - (Paul Crouch Jr. - TBN Fall 2007 Praise-a-Thon November 10th 2007) This is what it's really all about! It's not about TBN and their need to stay on the air with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, although this is what they tell you, but rather it's all about you being blessed! That's it! The entire week of Praise-a-Thon, with all the drama, fanfare and long winded, repetitive “seed faith giving” speeches, is actually all about YOU!! Plain and simple! I am not the one who said this...Paul Crouch Jr. did!

(64) Believer Bitter Over 'Prosperity' Preachings linked at Moriel Ministries, 12/07
The message flickered into Cindy Fleenor's living room each night: Be faithful in how you live and how you give, the television preachers said, and God will shower you with material riches. And so the 53-year-old accountant from the Tampa, Florida, area pledged $500 a year to Joyce Meyer, the evangelist whose frank talk about recovering from childhood sexual abuse was so inspirational. She wrote checks to flamboyant faith healer Benny Hinn and a local preacher-made-good, Paula White. Only the blessings didn't come.

(65) Is Healing Guaranteed in the Atonement? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 1/15/08
Did Jesus die for our sins or for our sicknesses and diseases?

(66) Televangelists'/Senate Investigation Research Page Compiled by Bud Press, Director, Christian Research Service, 2/08
A page following the Senate investigation of televangelists and their financial accountablity.

(67) Grassley's tax probe draws wrath of televangelists by Jane Norman, Register Washington Bureau, February 16, 2008
Washington, D.C. - A backlash is growing among televangelists against an investigation spearheaded by Sen. Charles Grassley that is probing churches' acquisitions of Rolls Royces, mansions and private jets.

(68) Televangelists snicker all the way to the bank by Marsha West, August 4, 2008
I detest the prosperity gospel. Ever noticed how the "name-it-and-claim-it" preachers are lining their own pockets but those who support their ministries can barely make ends meet? These smooth talking televangelists are adept at using psychological manipulation and peer pressure to persuade people to pull out their credit cards. 

(69) "NEW THOUGHT" - Its Roots and Branches by Kjos Ministries, 1/7/08
Roots: Ancient Mystery Religions, Kabbalah, Gnosticism, Rosicrucianism, Swedenborg, Theosophy, Hermetic magic...Branches: Unity Church, Christian Science, Divine Science, Science of Mind, Word of Faith, Oprah Winfrey & New Spirituality. Related:  Secret societies, Freemasons...

(70) Word-Faith Teaching about the Cross - Diminishing Christ and Exalting Man by Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 14, No. 1, January/February 2009
Simply ask: Did Jesus secure our salvaiton on the Cross?

(71) Miraculous Salvation or The Danger of Faith with a Plus - the Shocking Testimony of John Pinkevich by Margaret Kolomiytseva, 1/09
An interview with a former Word-Faith believer.

(72) Word Of Faith Movement at Christian Research Service, 3/09
Many articles on the Word of Faith movement.

(73) Another Florida charlatan selling healing miracle revival from South Florida Sun-Sentinel, USA, May 11, 2008

(74) Man’s Throne Exalted Above God? by Chrystal, Slaughter of the Sheep, 4/21/09
"The charismatic movement has removed the sovereignty of God, and has elevated man, in power and authority, above Him, essentially rendering God impotent." 

(75) Scripture Against Word of Faith Heresy by Chrystal, Slaughter Of The Sheep, May 2, 2009
Anyone who has a precursory knowledge of Word of Faith and it’s heretical theology has heard of the “Jesus died spiritually doctrine,” which is also known as the “Jesus was born again in Hell” doctrine.  It is very popular among teachers such as the late Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Frederick Price, and Creflo Dollar.  They maintain that it wasn’t Jesus’ death on the cross that was sufficient for our salvation.  They claim Jesus had to take on the nature of Satan, go to Hell, and be born again.  If this sounds like blasphemy, that’s because it is. 

(76) The First and Final Lie: Self-deification by The Berean Call, 10/30/09
Incredibly, the first sin of those whom God created took place in a perfectly holy environment: heaven. That would seem to be incomprehensible, given what Scripture tells us about heaven, the dwelling place of God. Just as astonishing, Adam and Eve, who were also in a perfect environment and had yet to know sin, were seduced by the same sin as Lucifer ("light bearer"), later called Satan ("adversary") and "that old serpent" (Revelation 12:9; 20:2).

Updated! (77) Sinister ministers by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/04/09
The prosperity movements words of promises fail.  Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

(78) Word of Faith Movement - Birthed in the bowels of hell by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, January 18, 2010
The Word of Faith movement is extremely dangerous to the physical, mental, and spiritual welfare of the believer, as well as those searching for the real Jesus Christ.

(79) Manasseh Jordan: Familiar Spirits at Work by Chrystal, Slaughter of the Sheep, 4/16/10
Here is more from the 19-year-old Manasseh Jordan, self-proclaimed prophet. What do we say about this young man?  At best, he has a familiar spirit, at worst, he’s another Peter Popoff.  One thing is certain, he is not of God.  He is the product of E. Bernard Jordan, who claims to be God, and Benny Hinn.  What are the chances he will be Biblically sound springing from those roots?  Not very good.

(80) The Value of Suffering by The Berean Call, 5/6/10
What is the view among Christians? Most reflect the world's thinking and actions, to some degree, rather than what the Bible teaches. This has led to serious doctrinal errors among many who claim to be biblical Christians. Perhaps the most widespread promotion of this is in the "healing and prosperity" movement that commands a large part of so-called Christian television (see The Seduction of Christianity, resource pages). Followers of this movement promote the false idea that suffering was done away with at the Cross. Therefore, this teaching claims, issues that produce suffering are caused by a lack of faith on the part of the sufferer. As error begets error, the proponents of "healing and prosperity" distort biblical faith into a method that can be used to ward off illness and bring about riches.

(81) Updated! The Money God by Pastor Anton Bosch, 8/14/10 - Read Part 1: The ATM God & Part 2: The Material Kingdom
“God wants you to be rich, healthy and happy. If you have financial problems just become a Christian and all your problems will go away. Believers can get anything they wish from God by planting seeds in the form of cash. Every dollar you give God, He repays ten or a hundred fold.” As a result of this message, millions of people have converted to Christianity and swelled the coffers of the TV stations, preachers and churches that preach this. But we must ask a few questions: Are they following the God of the Bible, and are those who teach and believe this message really Christians? How dare we ask such questions? Well, how dare we not! It all hinges on one question: Is the god of the prosperity message the God of the Bible?

(82) Word/Faith Apostasy "Prosperity" Gospel by Spirit Truth Love Liberty & Revival Ministires, 10/15/10
A page with a number of articles on Word of Faith teachings.

(83) November 5 show - TBN Praise-a-Thon Week of Fleecing by Jackie Alnor, 11/15/10
All week TBN has been doing their semi-annual Praise-a-Thon, utilizing the slickest pitch men they can find to twist scripture and bully people to donate money. TBN must be having some difficult times during this economic crisis in America -- enough so to ask one of the worst con-men on television to perform his money-raising magic: Mike Murdock.  Murdock preached on the necessity to give in order to get and lifted up the desire to get rich as something godly, when such a desire is evil according to Scripture.

(84) Andrew Wommack: 'The Most Dangerous Man On Christian Television' at YouTube, 12/31/10
This video is about the strange and heretical teachings of Andrew Wommack. When discussing false and questionable Christian teachers, one typically things of Kenneth Copeland, Fred Price, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Paula White, Juanita Bynum, and so on. But Wommack has an extraordinary reach on Christian media. For this reason, I consider him a danger to the spiritual welfare of the Christian church.

(85) Are We Gods? by Mike Oppeneheimer, 1/2/11
Since the Bible teaches us there is only one true God, Any creature, by its nature, disqualifies itself from being God. The only creature that exalted itself to claim to be a God, is Lucifer. All others that claim this follow in his footsteps. Considering this quote in the gospel of John upholds the deity of Christ, it makes this even more severe that men would take this out of the context and apply it to themselves.

(86) Senate Finance Committee Investigation Report (into Televangelists by Sen. Charles Grassley) comments by Trinity Foundation, 1/7/11
For three years, Trinity Foundation has been working with the Senate Finance Committee in their investigation of religious non-profit organizations.  On Jan. 6 the committee issued its final report, with no penalties for the pastors who refused to cooperate and no definitive findings of wrongdoing . Ole Anthony, president of Trinity Foundation, told Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches he is "disappointed" with Sen. Charles Grassley's recommendation that the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountabilty form a commission to study the issues raised by the probe. The ECFA, he said, has no "teeth" to compel the televangelists into greater accountability and transparency.

(86) Points To Ponder by Bud Press, 1/12/11
False prophecies, visions and teaching of Patricia King, Kris Vallotton, Todd Bentley, Benny Hinn.

(87) Dennis Cramer: The 'Nervous' Prophet - The 'Perfect Storm' of 2006 Sizzled but Fizzled-Out, but Did Christians See Jesus Sitting on a Throne? by Bud Press, 2007
Self-proclaimed prophet, Dennis Cramer, is a familiar face on The Elijah List, and the prophetic poster boy of The Father's House church in Stockton, CA, where he is scheduled to conduct his "School of Prophecy" in November 2007. Read Part 1 & Part 2

(88) Bishop E. Bernard Jordan And The New Psychic Friends Network by New York Bureau, 01/14/2010
Just when you think you have heard it all, here comes Bishop E. Bernard Jordan and his army of so-called prophets. The issues with the “Prophetic Ministry” are both alarming and deceptive as many desperate believers are taken advantage of by men and women like Bishop Jordan. With generic prophecies and new age rhetoric, Bishop Jordan has gotten filthy rich of the hopes of the poor and sick

(89) Prayer Papers and Power Encounters by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, 1/24/11
Of this incident, one commentator writes: "These healings did occur, but to imitate them--as some media evangelists have been wont to do with 'prayer cloths' or other 'prayed-over' trinkets sent through the mail--is to reduce miracle to magic, or impersonal manipulation . . ."

(90) The Handkerchief Phenomenon - Addendum To "A Whole Lot Of Wishful Thinking These Days" by Sandy Simpson, 1/24/11
There is a new phenomenon especially among some island churches where handkerchiefs are being handed around a congregation claiming that they have an anointing that can cause people to be healed and other miraculous things happen to them.   The problem with this idea is especially evident in two things: (1) that this can and is being considered by many to be Christian magic and (2) that it is being taught as being something that should be a normal part of the Christian experience.  It is taught that if you have faith you will believe in touching the handkerchief that you will be healed, freed from demons, or get a special anointing.

(91) In Bed with TBN by Jackie Alnor, 6/1/04
There’s been a long-running debate in the evangelical church over what policy should be followed in deciding whether or not to buy air-time on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) or any other “Christian” network that promotes the “Prosperity Gospel,” which is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Should teachers who promote the true Gospel grace the set of the “Praise the Lord” program or any other show hosted by false teachers? 

(92) Word Faith Heretic Cindy Trimm Receives Award From Billy Graham Evangelistic Association by Ken Silva, 6/22/11
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has presented a humanitarian award to Dr. Cindy Trimm, founder of Trim International, best-selling author and former senator. BGEA recognized Trimm for her leadership role in enhancing the spiritual direction and well-being of the Southern California Basin through what is now called Trimm University.  Trimm University is on a mission to equip ministers, professionals, and industry-specific thought leaders to impact all strata of society. “We are committed to making this world a better place…,” says Trimm, who is also a minister, motivational speaker and radio show host.

(93) To Everyone Exposed To The TBN "Prosperity" Deception by Lereko Ishmael Mamonyane, Antioch Evangelical Mission, Pretoria, South Africa, 7/14/11
From the obnoxious stenches of the dungeons of a pre-medieval jail a man of faith writes rejoice in the Lord, and again I say rejoice.  While you cogitate on that and marvel at what faith can accomplish, you eavesdrop that on the other hand the man’s twenty-first century compatriot in the faith swears that pleasure comes from some strange and mundane freedom he derives from hedonism.  Startled and baffled you stand.  You cheekily pinch your cheek in wonder whether you are still with yourself.  It stands.  The biggest Christian channel, as they maintain TBN is, is proclaiming a Christian peace ascribable to explicable and tangible sources.  They are pacified by the fallacy that they call prosperity.  While they claim that Jehovah is their God, they loyally serve mammon and spread his fixed-term kingdom.  Cantankerous! 

(94) The Faith teaching Motto -”Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/20/11
This interpreted as a general revelation statement for all people who are Christian (and even non Christian?). That we have power to speak things into existence, that some from other spiritual persuasions have discovered this.

(95) Suit: TBN board diverted millions from ‘charitable assets’ by Teri Sforza, OC Register staff writer, 2/10/12
The granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Paul and Jan Crouch has accused the world’s largest Christian broadcaster of unlawfully distributing charitable assets worth more than $50 million to the company’s directors.  The charges are leveled in a federal lawsuit filed by Crouch granddaughter Brittany Koper (far left) last week against her former lawyers, who also do legal work for TBN.

(96) Paul Crouch’s Granddaughter Exposes Corruption at TBN by Jackie Alnor, 2/11/12
Trinity Broadcasting Network’s president and founder Paul Crouch Sr.’s policy of putting family members in positions of power at the largest “Christian” TV network in the world may have come back to bite him. His granddaughter, Brittany Crouch Koper, who served as TBN’s chief financial officer, is accusing TBN “of unlawfully distributing charitable assets worth more than $50 million to the company’s directors.”

(97) Suit: ‘Cover-ups of sexual and criminal scandals’ at TBN by Teri Sforza, OC Register, 2/23/12
Jaw-dropping details about alleged financial digressions at Trinity Broadcasting Network were made in a lawsuit filed Thursday – including the purchase of a $50 million jet through “a sham loan to an alter ego corporation” for the personal use of the Crouches; a $100,000 motor home purchased by Trinity as a mobile residence for Jan Crouch’s dogs; “multiple residential estates” falsely reported as guest homes or church parsonages to avoid income disclosures;  meal expenses of up to a half-million dollars per company director; “personal chauffeurs compensated with Trinity funds under the guise of medical payments;” and “multiple cover-ups of sexual and criminal scandals.”

(98) A fast-growing movement with disastrous implications by Marsha West, Renew America, 3/8/12
There is a spiritual battle of epic proportions going on in churches all over the globe that should drive serious Christians to their knees. A whole host of aberrant to downright heretical movements have slithered into contemporary evangelicalism and more are being added to the mix virtually every day.

(99) In Your Face Deception by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, March 29, 2012
And as the faith healer's jet levels off high into the clouds, the one who brought false hope to thousands grins and whispers to himself, "In your face deception. It still works every time." "For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting." (Romans 16:18) 

(100) TBN: Trouble in Paradise by Ken Connor, Christian Post, 5/8/12
"Prosperity theology is a false theology. . . . TBN has been a huge embarrassment to evangelical Christianity for decades." R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  It's a drama fit for reality television: Larger than life characters, familial infighting, private jets, mansions, pink poodles, and of course contentious litigation. Sadly, it's not the Real Housewives of Orange County or the Shahs of Sunset at the center of this drama, but the first family of Trinity Broadcasting Network. Brittany Koper, granddaughter of TBN founders Paul and Janice Crouch, alleges that her grandparents are scamming the public with their prosperity gospel message and using the contributions of their viewers to sustain a lavish lifestyle that would make a hip hop mogul blush. Mama and Papa Crouch counter that granddaughter Brittany is merely attempting to distract attention from her own wrongdoing. They've accused her of misappropriating ministry funds while she served as finance director for the organization.

(101) Franklin Graham Co-Hosts "Praise The Lord" on TBN with Jan Crouch by Luiza Oleszczuk, Christian Post, 5/11/12
Minister Franklin Graham appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) this week, co-hosting its signature ministry program "Praise the Lord" with network co-founder, Jan Crouch, just as the network is facing scrutiny over allegations of financial dishonesty.

(102) Family Battle Offers Look Inside Lavish TV Ministry at The Berean Call, 5/14/12
For 39 years, the Trinity Broadcasting Network has urged viewers to give generously and reap the Lord’s bounty in return. The prosperity gospel preached by Paul and Janice Crouch, who built a single station into the world’s largest Christian television network, has worked out well for them.

(103) TBN to judge: Stop Watchdog blogger by Teri Sforza, OC Watchdog, 5/18/12
We’ve been talking about “extravagant” spending at the nonprofit Trinity Broadcasting Network these last few days — something Trinity tried to stop us from doing.  It is not often that we, personally, are called out in court documents. But last week, Trinity filed an emergency motion in Orange County Superior Court seeking to, among other things, block the Register from publishing stories based on the declaration of Brittany Koper, the granddaughter of Jan and Paul Crouch.

(104) TBN extravagance? Read internal memos for yourself by Teri Sforza, OC Watchdog, 5/21/12
We’ve been telling you about the charges leveled by the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Paul and Jan Crouch, who accused the world’s largest Christian broadcaster of playing fast and loose with the ministry’s millions – and then provided internal documents to back up her claims. Trinity accused her of the true financial misdeeds, called her assertions nonsense, and tried to keep the internal documents she possessed under wraps. They were stolen, and may have been altered, Trinity says. We’ve been bringing you stories based on Brittany Koper‘s 180-page declaration (Confidential memo: ‘TBN practices … violate the IRS Code’ and Extravagant spending a pervasive issue for Trinity, internal review says) for the past few days, but we hadn’t posted the full Koper document, as it’s quite large. There have been repeated requests for it from various corners over the past week, and so, after wrestling with Adobe Acrobat and WordPress, we’ve broken it into pieces.

(105) The Truth About Christian Television by Following Judah's Lion, 5/23/12
Before I give an honest critique about Christian television, allow me to sum it up with a broad generalization which I believe to be accurate. Christian television these days is little more than a money raising vehicle, much of which gets pocketed by the star of each program. In 1975 God used Billy Graham to lead me to Christ via television. Now I do not agree with everything Billy Graham does or believes, however back in those days his association bought expensive time on secular stations and preached the gospel. Today, Christian television does not preach the gospel.

(105) Video: An Introduction to Trinity’s Investigations by Ole Anthony, 5/27/12
Many cuts of televangelists living like kings on money they have bilked from gullible followers.

(106) Did Jesus give up His divine powers? by Spirit Of Error, 5/30/12
Perhaps you’ve heard a new teaching about Jesus from today’s so-called apostles and prophets. According to this teaching, when Jesus was on earth–though He was fully God—He voluntarily gave up the use of His divine powers and did all His miracles as a mere human being through the power of the Holy Spirit. The implication of this teaching is that there was nothing unique about Jesus’ ability to do miracles. Rather, He served as a pattern for all his followers to do miracles as He did. In other words, you and I–in our day-to-day Christian lives–should be calming storms, healing the sick and raising the dead.

(107) Louie Giglio to Join Word Faith Lineup at 2012 Hillsong Conference by Christian Research Network Associate Editor Erin Benziger of Do Not Be Surprised, 7/1/12
The 2012 Hillsong Conference kicks off on Monday, 2 July in Sydney, Australia. What is the Hillsong Conference and what do they strive to accomplish?

(108) Sex, lies & television - Lawsuits involving the world’s largest Christian broadcasting network may hang by a flash drive by Warren Cole Smith, World Magazine, 8/27/12
So will this case ever get to court? Will we ever know the truth? As to the first question, both Ole Anthony, speaking for the Kopers, and Colby May, speaking for TBN, say it will and they both welcome that opportunity, though both agree that the case could go on for months if not years. It will likely consume hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.

(109) The Law of Prosperity by The Berean Call, 9/6/12
TBC: Ralph Waldo Trine was one of the early influences on the prosperity doctrine taught by E.W. Kenyon and then by today's word faith movement. Prosperity is seen to be the result of a "law of prosperity" which can be tapped by those that understand its secrets. Hagin, Copeland, Capps and other more modern teachers are simply repeating the metaphysical ideas of Trine.

(110) Updated! The Great Exaltation - Big “G”, little “g” by Mike Oppenheimer, 9/20/12
The Word Faith teaching of Finis Dake is among those who teach men are little gods. The Dake’s Study Bible was published in 1963 with commentary on the Old and New Testaments (reinterpretations by Finis Dake). His teachings on the nature of God can also be found in Mormonism, theosophy and New Age. But most importantly the Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible is used by many of the word-faith teachers as a valid source for justification of their unbiblical doctrines. Read Part 1 & Part 2

(111) The Trouble With TBN by Bobby Ross, Jr., 11/17/12
As a result of the escalating drama and scandal at the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Christianity Today raises the question as to whether various ministries should seek reform for the network or simply withdraw their programming.  CT reports that the Trinity Foundation is publicly calling for legitimate ministries to withdraw from TBN (click here).  “It’s a spiritual and moral snake pit,” said Trinity founder Ole Anthony. “TBN uses these legitimate preachers to justify [its] existence.”

(112) The First and Final Lie: Self-Deification - Video Download by The Berean Call, 3/15/13
This product is a downloadable MP4 file, and can be purchased only through The Berean Call website. After you complete checkout, you'll be able to download the eVideo right away and play it on your computer.

(113) Jay Bakker's Rainbow Bread Communion at The Berean Call, 5/30/13
Minnesota became the twelfth state in the United States to redefine marriage. Jay Bakker, son of the televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, marked the occasion by offering “rainbow bread” for “communion” at the inaugural service of Revolution Church Minnesota on Sunday, May 12th.

(114) Televangelist Jets: What TBN Flies by Barry Bowen, 6/23/13
I have spent several years researching how religious organizations spend money and I am amazed by how much money is wasted by televangelists and denominations on luxury aircraft. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on these planes and that is no exaggeration. I can prove it.

(115) Woe To The False Teachers Among Us by The Narrow Gate, 8/16/13
A quick flip through the Christian television channels will provide anyone who cares to watch a catalogue of false and misleading teachings.  I just finished watching a man named Mike Murdock preach a false gospel, misleading the thousands watching him, and bringing many to destruction.  Right here in broad daylight, in America, on a professionally-produced program that airs on a major Christian network.

(116) Glitter Christians by Sandy Simpson, 11/21/13
This is a name I came up with for people attending and teaching at Oral Roberts University in the 70s.  Even back then I had come to realize that their way of representing Christianity was not in line with the Scriptures.  At that time I didn’t know that Oral Roberts was carrying on the Word of Faith traditions of New Thought practitioners such as Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Essex Kenyan, Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuler, and many other false teachers of the time.  Though I didn’t know anything about Word of Faith or New Thought then I knew that the way they were representing Christianity was just not right somehow.  Their desire to portray Christians as rich, beautiful, healthy, perfect, and virtually sinless (holiness) went directly against the example of Jesus, the Apostles and the early church. 

(117) Question: I’ve heard several speakers say that Jesus was afraid that Satan would kill Him prematurely in the Garden of Gethsemane before He could get to the cross. And that’s why He cried out, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me,” the “cup” being a premature death in the Garden. Is that true? by The Berean Call, 12/28/13
Response:  Hardly. Dying on the Cross as the sacrifice for sin was the culmination of Christ’s purpose in being born into this world. The prophets had foretold it, and Christ himself had confirmed it (Mt 16:21; Jn:12:32-33 [32] And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. [33] This he said, signifying what death he should die.). Nothing and no one could have killed Him or otherwise prevented the fulfillment of His mission.

(118) My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? - The Biblical Timeline of Jesus' Crucifixion Versus The Myth by: C. W. Booth, 1/1/14 
In his sermon, The Scream of the Damned, John Piper opined the following:  "Everything exists to magnify the worth of the scream of the damned. That’s the point of the universe. ... What we will do forever in heaven is magnify the worth of the scream of the damned. ... Calvary will not be forgotten. It is the most-horrible, most sinful, most agonizing event that ever was - it will be the center of heaven forever. ... Hell exists, the cross exists, sin exists, heaven exists, you exist, universe exists, in order to magnify the worth of the scream of the damned. ... What is the apex of the revelation of the grace of God? And the answer is the scream of the damned on the cross." Of course, the doctrine and the theology expressed in the two quotes above are not God's doctrine or theology. Jesus was not damned to Hell while on the cross, and He did not scream anything like what the truly damned will scream when they are subjected to their proper fate.

(119) Louis Giglio stands with WF preachers like Pringle, Brian Houston, and Kong Hee at C3 Church by Ken Silva, 1/10/14
However, we’re really not surprised because this isn’t the first time Giglio has shared the platform with WF preachers; he was already at Houston’s infamous annual Hillsong Conference back in 2012 ...

(120) John Piper To Preach With Hillsong Pastrix Christine Caine At Passion 2014 by Ken Silva, 2/5/14
It’s interesting to note that, in addition to Francis Chan, Piper will be sharing the platform with Word Faith pastrix Christine Caine[1] of the infamous Hillsong Church

(121) Ulf Ekman Converts to Roman Catholicism by Jacob Prasch, 3/11/13
Ulf Eckman, the ‘Kenneth Copeland of Scandinavia’ has announced his conversion to Roman Catholicism. As he has always been a propagator of error, we see no significance in his moving sideways from one school of error and deception to another. However, it will push the agenda initially commenced by Benny Hinn and former fundamentalist Jack Van Impe and Jim & Tammy Bakker, and now taken up by Kenneth Copeland at the behest of the present pope who refuses to judge homosexuality as being wrong, pushing the money preaching televangelists into league with Roman Catholicism.

(122) Karma (by any other name) by Sandy Simpson, 5/1/14
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.

(123) Franklin Graham Host TBN's "Praise The Lord" by Ken Silva, 5/12/14
With out of control sinfully ecumenical charismaniacs like Jan Crouch and her TBN haven for heretics causing division within the church, I offer that Christians send a better message by having nothing to do with them, As it is written: "I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive." (Romans 16:17-18)

(124) A Second Pentecost 2015 In Jerusalem - "Is There The Hope of an End-Time Repeat of Pentecost?" by Orrell Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 19, No. 3, May/June 2014
The leaders of international Pentecostalism are moving toward a repeat of the first Pentecost. This world-wide "convergence" as they call it is named Empower 21. There already have been world-wide regional meetings to prepare for a Pentecost repeat in Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday 2015. They expect tens of thousand of the world-wide Pentecostal faithful to attend. Even as the first Pentecost included many Jewish faithful of the Jewish diaspora in the Roman Empire,who had gathered in Jerusalem on the feast day of Pentecost, now nearly two thousand years later, international Pentecostalism will converge in Jerusalem once again



Ernest Angley

Updated! (1) The Strange unhealthy and unorthodox teachings of Ernest Angley Part 1, Part 2, Part , Part 4 & Part 5 by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 5/20/09



John Bevere

(1) Beware Of John Bevere! by The Belfast Berean, 9/01
John Bevere sounds like he is firmly within the 'Word-Faith' camp broadcasting along side such heretics as Copeland, Hinn, Saville, Duplantis and Crouch on GOD TV. Sadly his message is no different! 

(2) Anointing Or Apostasy - The Legacy Of The Latter Rain by Charles F. Graves
This article has a quote by John Bevere where he is teaching against the Rapture. This is a .pdf file.

(3) John Bevere - Unbiblical Teachings by Sandy Simpson, 11/08/02
Some unbiblical and heretical teachings of John Bevere.

(4) More John Bevere Quotes by Sandy Simpson, 5/25/06
More unbiblical and heretical teachings of John Bevere.

(5) John Bevere & Oral Roberts Promote Doctrines of Demons by Simplicity In Christ, May 8, 2008
John and Lisa say: “The Source of the Secret is to introduce people to the Creator of all laws at work in the universe.” Unfortunately, the Beveres, et al, are introducing their audience to demon activity, to satan, and the works of the flesh. When one leaves the moorings of the infallible Word of God, this is the result - apostasy. Did Jesus die on the cross and rise again just to placate those who are “searching for a better life”, so we can help them “delve deeper into ideas behind attaining wealth and health”?

(6) John Bevere: Driven By Eternity reviewed by Neil Cullen McKinlay, 1/2009
There are many gold nuggets in Driven by Eternity, but it is such a pity that the reader has to crawl around in the decayed and dangerous mineshafts of Dispensationalism and Arminianism to find them! Bevere’s challenge for Christians to live godly lives by keeping God’s Commandments is heartening. His exhortation to do so in order to secure a good seat in eternity is not – although we thank him for the timely reminder that as Christians we ought to be thinking in terms of eternity. However, as Christians we ought to serve the Lord out of love and gratitude for the salvation He has purchased for us on Calvary’s cross.

(7) Article on John Bevere by The No Goofy Zone Discernment Ministry, 5/21/08
Bevere on the subject of discernment ... John Bevere : "I am so tired of criticalness being called discernment. Do you want to know true discernment? Paul said "That your love may abound in all discernment." When you are willing to die for somebody that is when you are actually discerning them. Jesus could call the Pharisees hypocrites and snakes because he went to the cross and died for them. So the next time you are quote "discerning" about somebody ask yourselves the question could you die for them? If you can`t say yes, you're critical because the love of God is to lay down your life for them, and discernment is rooted only in love. Got it?" (John Bevere, The Christian Channel Europe "The Messenger" 26/3/98) It is true that Christians need to speak the truth in love among brothers in the Faith (Eph. 4:15). Conversely, and not taught by Bevere, Christians are also to mark, avoid and reject the divisive ones, heretics (Rom. 16:17, Tit. 3:10). Apparently Bevere wants to major on discernment among those who call themselves believers to the exclusion of rejecting heresy from the wolves in sheep's clothing. But what Bevere teaches that is false teaching is that it is wrong for Christians to be "critical". The Greek word from which we get the English word "critical" is kritikos. Strongs says it means discerner, relating to judging, fit for judging, skilled in judging. The Bible clearly teaches that Christians are to learn to discern.

(8) Oral Roberts, John Bevere Featured on New “Secret” DVD by Slice Of Laodecia, March 12, 2008
I received a promotion today for a new DVD out in June called, The Source of the Secret: Revelations of Faith, Joy & Gratitude. Word-faith teachers like John Bevere, Oral Roberts and several others unite to promote the “Law of Attraction” as taught in the bestselling “The Secret”.

(9) Covering Theology - The "Covering" Heresy by Steve Wetzel, MTTU News, 7/1/2008
John Bevere released a book called, ‘Under Cover’ stressing the importance of covering in the life of an individual believer. This is not a biblical teaching. We are to submit to authorities, both inside the Church and in the world, as long as what they ask us to do is not in conflict with God’s commands (1 John 2:1, 5:2). We are to obey the laws of the land (1 Pet. 2:13-16) “but as the servants of God” (1 Peter. 2:16). We are to submit to the authorities in the Church (Heb. 13:17), but they are also not to lord it over people (Mark 10:42-45), and we are to be Bereans (Acts. 17:11) and test what they teach (1 Thess. 5:21, 1 John 4:1, 1 Cor. 10:15), and reject them if they are heretics (Titus 3:10). 

(10) Review of "Relentless" by John Bevere by Mark Tipton, 8/22/12
I decided to write this letter after a son saw a video called Relentless by John Bevere.  My son asked me whether we may call ourselves “Christ” because we are His followers.  I bought the Kindle version of John Bevere’s (2011) book, Relentless, and reviewed its contents.  I originally intended to comment on several exegetical and theological errors, but, in the interest of brevity, I decided to confront the most serious issue raised in the book – misuse of divine names.  In this paper, I discuss the misuse of divine names in the book and scriptures that allegedly support the misuse of divine names.

(11) Book Review - Under Cover by John Bevere - Reviewed by Blogos, 4/25/14
Should believers allow pastors to rule over them? This posting is part 2 in an 8 part series about deception in the church addressing the Under Cover book by John Bevere, its teaching, its origination, why it is wrong, and its impact on the church.

(12) Book Review - Be Angry But Don't Blow It! by Lisa Bevere - Reviewed by Jackie Kaulitz, 4/25/14
Readers should know who the author is before they read the book, so they can know what to expect and be cautious when discerning the truth. Lisa Bevere is the wife of John Bevere, a prosperity gospel member of the Word Faith "denomination" or what I would call "cult".



Markus Bishop

(1) Markus Bishop by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000
"A series of short articles about Markus Bishop."



Juanita Bynum

(1) The Teachings Of Juanita Bynum by Bob Liichow, Discernment Ministry International, July 2003
A series on Juanita Bynum on KFUO Radio.  Requires Windows Media player.  Message 1 and Message 2.

(2) Juanita Bynum by Charles Sebold, Living Torah Ministries, Christian Research And Outreach Ministry, 1/06
This is not my God. This is not the worship which my God demands of me. This is not repentance and contrition; this is a new sacrificial cult, with TBN as the priests, a television studio as a Temple, and money instead of animals. 

(4) Jezebel & the Frog Prince by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 9/16/07
"Jezebel & the Frog Prince " – sounds like an Aesop's fairy tale where the loving couple lives happily ever after. But not in the corrupt kingdom of televangelism where lowly church people are transformed into famous starlets whose role models are the rich and famous seen on the primary channels of the boob tube. The big difference between the secular and the religious celebrities are that the secular ones got to the top because of their talent and the televangelists rose to fame on the backs of the poor widows’ mites. This sad episode began in 2003 when the Trinity Broadcasting Network aired the wedding of Bishop Thomas Weeks to "prophetess" Juanita Bynum. The net cost for the event exceeded one million dollars and was one ugly display of conspicuous consumption with a big load of bad taste thrown in. Newsweek reported in an article called "Evangelist with a Big Stick":

(5) Televangelist's ex-husband seeks new wife on Web
by Juanita Cousins, 9/19/08
The ex-husband of national televangelist Juanita Bynum, who divorced after a parking lot fight between the two landed him in jail, plans to take his search for a new wife to the Internet with videos featuring dating tips and what he's looking for in a mate.



Morris Cerullo

(1) Another Former Cerullo Associate Accuses Him Of Fund-Raising Fraud by Alex Roth, San Diego Union Tribune, June 24, 2000 "Suit says promises to donors not kept."

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

(3) From Heaven to Earth by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 8/21/06
What Morris Cerullo is about.

(4) Christians Bilking Christians by Bill Berkowitz, 3/21/12 
David Cerullo, the son of evangelist Morris Cerullo and the CEO of Inspiration Networks (INSP) -- a prominent Christian evangelical organization - is, however, under fire over revelations that he is being grossly overpaid; pocketing a multimillion-dollar salary.


Kim Clement

(1) Updated 3/27/03! Kim Clement by Contenders, 1999 
Kim Clement is a self-proclaimed prophet and a frequent guest on the Trinity Bradcasting Network. But is he a genuine prophet or one of those prophets that Scripture warns us will tell us to follow after other gods? The quotes from Mr. Clement in this section should give us a hint.  Check this Contenders discussion board by Bob Hunter on Kim Clement and others. This site is no longer online.

(2) Is Kim Clement A New Age Prophet? by Mike Oppenhiemer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/02
A careful and detailed look at prophet Kim Clements teachings and prophecies. 

(3) Kim Clement: Death and Invasion in the U.S. by LocalPastor, 11/10/08
In this YouTube video, false prophet Kim Clement claims that "the voice of the prophets will invade every department of government" in the next four years.  This video has been removed by user.

(4) Kim Clement's prophetic promise by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 1/3/10 
The president converted, restoration of everything, America saved  from disaster and the enemies annihilated.

(5) Kim Clement, Haiti, and the ElijahList - Prophecies after the fact are not true prophecies by Bud Press, Christian Research Service, February 14, 2010
How many times have we heard of a disaster, then listened to a modern-day "prophet" inform the public about his prophetic warnings months or even years before the disaster occurred? 

(6) Holy Cows! by Spirit of Error, 8/20/10
“God owns the cattle on a thousand hills.” The above statement — quoted from Psalm 50:10 — has become a favorite in apostolic-prophetic churches where “prosperity theology” is a key teaching. If God owns the cattle on a thousand hills and everything else besides, then He will certainly give His people anything they desire — money, mansions, muscle cars. Or so the teaching goes. Click here to see how “prophet” Kim Clement used this verse to teach that God will give Americans land, property and miracles. But is this actually what Psalm 50:10 teaches? Does it promote the idea that God wants His people to amass land, houses and money? I will show that it doesn’t.

(7) Kim Clement says Pope Francis is God’s Chosen by Kevin Kleint, 5/2/14
As I stand at this cross, there is one that I have chosen who has kneeled at this cross many, many times.  I speak of the one who calls himself after St. Francis of Assisi.  The Spirit of the Lord spoke for him to come and stand at the head, but this man is not like any other, says the Lord.  This man has been appointed to join the hearts of Protestant faith – Catholic – those who are Spirit-filled.  And I will do something so unique and so different, says the Lord, because of his acknowledgement of My power.  There is a renewal that will take place that will far surpass what took place in the 60’s and in the 70’s.  My Spirit will not be confined; neither will it be arrested only for one or two groups of people.  My eye is on the globe; My eye is on the earth.  My eye, says the Lord, is upon planet Earth, to pour out of My Spirit. And I have chosen Pope Francis as one of the voices that will speak, and he will command and they will try and assassinate him three times.  They will try within to damage him.  God says, they will even try to poison him, but his voice will not be stopped, says the Lord.  I will cause people to run to the cross, people to cling to the cross.  Many souls shall come. And then, God says, there will be a change in the entire system.

(8) Elijah List Supports Kim Clement’s “Pope Francis” Prophecy by Kevin Kleint, 5/22/14
Imagine my disappointment, yet total lack of surprise when, only a few days later, Steve Shultz and the Elijah List gave it’s unconditional and unabashed support of Kim Clement’s prophecy in a post titled “Kim Clement: Pope Francis – Appointed to Join the Hearts of Protestant Faith – Catholic – Those Who Are Spirit-filled.” Kim Clement, who has had guest appearances on TBN and possesses a HUGE online (and offline) following, is the Elijah List’s “star performer” (with Todd Bentley being a close “runner-up”) so it is in their best interest to promote him every chance they get. Count on it … wrong or right, if Kim comes out with a “word from God,” the Elijah List will promote it.


Paul Crouch

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

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

(3) Omega Syndrome Author Versus TBN Dateline Los Angeles, California - It all started July 11, 2000
"SYLVIA FLEENER, author of The Omega Syndrome, filed suit in Los Angeles, Federal Court against Trinity Broadcast Network and it's principals, Paul and Jan Crouch, additionally naming their son Matthew Crouch, TBN Films, Inc., Gener8Xion Entertainment, Inc., Western Front, Ltd. along with writers Stephan Blinn, Hollis Barton and Lance Charles for copyright and trademark infringement for their use of her original novel, The Omega Syndrome, in the creation process of the Christian movie and book, The Omega Code."  For the conclusion to this matter, see this story in Charisma News Service entitled "TBN Settles "Omega " Suit. The records are now sealed.  I wonder how much she got?

(4) Paul Crouch by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000
"A series of short articles about Paul Crouch."

(5) TBN Evangelists Buy $5,000,000. Home LOS ANGELES TIMES, Nov.4,2001, page K15
Remind me.  Who was supposed to get the "100 fold blessing?

(6) Crouch Buys $5 Million Palace by Rick Wiles, 
Copyright 2001/AmericanFreedomNews.com, November 28, 2001 
"TBN’s fall telethon must have been a big success."

(7) Paul & Jan Crouch - How The Other Half Live
Click on the above for pictures of the new $10.4 million dollar TBN estate in Newport Beach, CA.

(8) The Confused World Of Paul & Jan Crouch by Joseph Chambers, Paw Creek Ministries
Expose of the Crouches and their TBN guests such as Benny Hinn and Kenneth Copeland from a number of years ago. Contains a number of quotes.

(9) Jan Crouch Hears Voices and Levitates by Jackie Alnor, The Christian Sentinel
Crouch told her TBN newsletter readers of this strange mystical episode in the July 2004 TBN newsletter.  Later,
something awakened her in the middle of the night and left her suspended in mid-air, she claimed: "It happened last Wednesday," she wrote.  "‘Jan,’ I heard a voice say.  ‘Yes,’ I responded, looking around…. ‘Hello.’  I heard nothing.  "Hello, is someone there?  Did someone call me?’  Working in my office about 4:00 p.m., I heard it again from down the hall: ’Jan.’ I answered, ‘Yes, I heard you…hello? Did someone call me?’… "It was 10:30 p.m. — and I was still in my office finishing up late faxes — I heard it again.  ‘Jan.’ I froze in my chair.  I said, ‘Is someone there?’ and got up quickly and went to the back door."

(10) THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL - Pastor's Empire Built on Acts of Faith, and Cash by William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer, LA Times, 9/19/04
The top Christian broadcaster's steady plea for money funds growth -- and a life of luxury for Paul Crouch and his wife.  Read PART 2 of this story called THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL - TBN's Promise: Send Money and See Riches by William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer, 9/19/04

(11) Crouch Flouts Christian Tradition by Dana Parsons, Times Staff Writer, LA Times, 10/17/04
A soft-voiced woman left a phone message saying she'd read my column chiding Paul Crouch and his money-grubbing evangelizing empire at Trinity Broadcasting Network.  "I prayed about you," the woman on the phone said, "and the Lord showed me that one day soon you'll be at TBN on TV publicly apologizing to Mr. Crouch." You'll think I'm being sarcastic — I'm not — when I say I was touched to be in her prayers. That said, I guarantee her I won't be appearing on TBN and certainly not to apologize.

(12) Paul Crouch TBN Gay Sex Expose 2004 by Fox News 4, May 1, 2006
Watch Part 1 & Part 2.

(13) Paul Crouch Jr. abruptly leaves Trinity Broadcasting Network by Bene Diction, 10/14/11
TBN’s legal spokesman didn’t have much to say this week other than “Paul Jr. has resigned from the organization to pursue other ministry work.”

(14) ‘God help anyone who would …get in the way of TBN’ by Teri Sforza, OC Register, 2/14/12
We told you last week that the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Paul and Jan Crouch has accused the world’s largest Christian broadcaster of unlawfully distributing charitable assets worth more than $50 million to the company’s directors. The charges were leveled in a federal lawsuit filed by Crouch granddaughter Brittany Koper (far left) against her former lawyers, who also do legal work for Trinity. One of those lawyers said her charges were “outright fiction and wholly without merit.” On Thursday, Feb. 9 — the same day that our story ran online —  Paul Crouch and his son, Matt, were having a live chat on TBN’s “Behind the Scenes.” Paul was reminiscing about how TBN began back in 1973 — God spoke to him as he was driving on MacArthur Boulevard — and the conversation took a turn that Koper’s attorney finds somewhat menacing. “You know what’s funny Dad?” Matt said (at minute 8:38 on the video). “There have been a few attempts in the TBN history to upset TBN, to stop TBN, to — there have been a few fools in the 38, 39 year history, coming up on 40 years, and you know what, any attempt at stopping TBN — they have no idea who they’re actually pushing into the corner. You and Mom get pushed in a corner, God help you. That’s a lesson I’ve learned from you, seriously.” Paul Crouch responded: “God help anyone who would try to get in the way of TBN, which was God’s plan. … I have attended the funerals of at least two people who tried….

Updated! (15) Interview with Brittany Koper, granddaughter of Paul and Jan Crouch by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, Rapture Ready Radio, 6/9/12
EXCLUSIVE: Jackie plays excerpts of her interview with Brittany Koper, granddaughter of Paul and Jan Crouch. Listeners are encouraged to send the link of this episode to church leaders and Christian media wherever you can. Brittany's testimony must get out there!  This is a 20 minute exerpt. Also listen to Part 1 & Part 2.

(16) Crouches’ TBN empire imploding with family lawsuits / another involving Carra Crouch included below / legal fund added by Trinity Foundation, 7/5/12
Just when we were starting to think that investigative reporting is dead in America, the Orange County Register began to report on this story of intimidation, bullying, lawsuits, counter lawsuits, and opulent lifestyles among the leadership of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Paul and Jan Crouch, who run the enterprise, hired their granddaughter, Brittany Koper, as CFO last year. When Brittany apparently began to try to clean up the finances of the organization she was soon given the boot along with her father, Paul Crouch Jr., who was being groomed to take over.

(17) Founder Of TBN Is Dead by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/4/13
On September 2011, Paul Crouch Sr. was also hospitalized for congestive heart failure. The faith healers he always promoted did nothing for his decade-long fight with degenerative heart disease.

(18) “TBN’s Granddaughter Claims Jan Crouch Had Love Child (Matt Crouch) With 1954 Mr. America”, AT2W, 12/9/13
“In the video from our previous story about The Crouches and the recent TBN scandals, it revealed the granddaughter Brittany Koper stated her grandmother Jan Crouch admitted that Matthew Crouch is the product of an affair. Koper stated in the interview that Jan Crouch said her love child was produced with Mr. America of 1954, Richard Dubois (pictured above).”


Creflo Dollar

(1)  Dollar and the Gospel The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar. 9, 2000
"The Rev. Creflo Dollar Jr. has unabashedly embraced his name by building a religious empire on the message that his brand of piety leads to prosperity. He drives a black Rolls-Royce, flies to speaking engagements across the nation and Europe in a $5 million private jet and lives in a $1 million home behind iron gates in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood. (...) But now Dollar is wrestling with more temporal matters. He's been cited for contempt of court in the Evander Holyfield divorce."

(2) Becoming Rich Under The Anointing - The Wealth Of The Wicked Transferred by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 2000
"Some current teachers seem to think that Moses forsaking the riches of Egypt was not necessary. He could have had the best of both Egypt and God. He didn't have to give up anything for Gods kingdom. The teaching that is promoted is that if we are working for the Lord we should get paid better than we did when in the world. After all, we are serving God."

(3) Was Jesus Rich? by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 2000
"Among those who teach Jesus and the apostles are rich are Oral Roberts, and Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Hagin."

(4) Updated 1/8/03! Creflo Dollar by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000
"A series of short articles about Creflo Dollar."

(5) Cult or Christianity? - World Changers (Creflo Dollar) Promises Financial Blessings To The Faithful, But Many Leave Disillusioned by Rick Sherrell, Creative Loafing, Dec. 6, 1997
"After many of her family members joined World Changers Church International under the charismatic leadership of the Rev. Creflo A. Dollar Jr., Florence Duncan decided to give it a try. But what Duncan says she found was closer to a cult than to Christianity."

(6) Are Christians Equal With God? by David McAllister, The Belfast Berean, Last Updated 2/5/02
"Man is not divine or can he ever be! Man is not omnipresent, omniscient or omnipotent like God, and neither does he have an ability to create with words! Only God has these abilities. May Creflo Dollar and Kenneth Copeland reject these silly notions once and for all."

(7) Creflo Dollars' Teaching On The God/man (pt.1) by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/4/03
An introduction to one of the main ministries on new revelation and prosperity -- what Creflo Dollar teaches on Adam, man and God. Also read Part 2 and Part 3.

(8) A Name That Has A Ring To It by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/05
Creflo Dollar's doctrine on mammon. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 andPart 4.

(9) The Good News - YOU Too Can be Rich by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/05
Rags to Riches - Creflo Dollar's teaching on the gospel of
wealth. 

(10) Creflo Dollar denies the divinity of Christ by ChristianityWatch, Youtube, 4/25/11
The divinity of Christ seems to be under a blatant attack by many preachers/teachers at the moment. The most obvious to me seems to be Creflo Dollar. 

(11) Creflo Dollar Says: “Shoot Them All Dead” by Donna Vermillion, 6/15/11
Recently, a friend of ours informed us of a video that she saw on YouTube, which has the audio of a message Creflo Dollar “preached” at his church concerning how to dispose of non-tithers. When I heard the hateful, murderous words of Dollar on this video, it reminded me so much of the murderous hatred of Adolf Hitler.

(12) The Spirit of Anti Christ “in the Church” by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/7/11
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons”(1 Timothy 4:1). Paul warns us that at the end of the age inside the church there will be teachings of demons. That it will be extremely dangerous to believers who do not know the word correctly and do not watch what they are being taught.

(13) Creflo Dollar arrested for assaulting daughter by Beth Sawicki, 11 Alive Atlanta, 6/8/12
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Creflo Dollar, founder and pastor of World Changers Church International, was arrested early Friday on charges of attacking his 15-year-old daughter.


Jesse Duplantis

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

(2) Jesse Duplantis by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000
A series of articles about Jesse Duplantis.

(3) Jesse Duplantis - A Man With A Short Theology And Tall Tales by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 8/01
"He is a man with more stories than anyone else has in their holster. Unlike his discipler Copeland there is very little expository  teaching from him. Nonetheless, we have another who alters the word to his likin'. Instead, Duplantis uses his personal stories to woo his audience into laughter. And he is funny, but it is not funny what he teaches! Duplantis disdains doctrine."

(4) More Rampant Anti-Intellectualism from the Anointed Gnostic - Mr. Jesse Duplantis by Rev. Robert Liichow, Discernment Ministry International, 1998 
Mr. Duplantis has another version of Jesus and of wealth than that presented in the Bible.

(5) The Spirit of Anti Christ “in the Church” by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/7/11
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons”(1 Timothy 4:1). Paul warns us that at the end of the age inside the church there will be teachings of demons. That it will be extremely dangerous to believers who do not know the word correctly and do not watch what they are being taught.


Kenneth Hagin

(1) Plagiarism, Kenyon And Links To Word-Faith Unknown Compiler, 1995 Essek William Kenyon plagiarized Kenneth E. Hagin, Sr. and held to virtually the same Word-Faith teachings. These are two men who were influences on the current Toronto "Blessing"/Brownsville "Revival" phenomenon. 

(2) Kenneth Hagin - Serpant Power at The Interactive Bible, 1998
For an clear picture of one of the main influences of the Third Wave, take a real video and audio visit to RHEMA where Kenneth Hagin and Kenneth Copeland balspheme God, laugh demonically, roll around on the floor, hiss like snakes, make animal noises, and tell people that the disciples were drunk at Pentecost.  This sickening display is also available on video from Paw Creek Ministries.

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

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

(5) The  Counterfeit Dreams and Visions of "Prophet" Kenneth Hagin by Rev. Robert Liichow, Discernment Ministry International, 1998 
"Kenneth E. Hagin is the acknowledged "father" of the modern Word of Faith Movement and is viewed by charismatic Christians globally as a true prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ. Kenneth Hagin has been active in ministry since the late 1930's and worked around the fringes of the Pentecostal healing revival of the 1940's through late 1950's. 

(6) Word-Faith Founder Kenneth Hagin Sr. Dies 9/23/03 by Sandy Simpson, 9/03 
Hagin is responsible for bringing the cult of Word-Faith into mainstream Christianity, while most Christian leaders stood by and let it happen.  This is why we are plagued by his followers like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Rodney Howard-Browne, Creflo Dollar and thousands of others today. 


Marilyn Hickey

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

(2) Marilyn Hickey by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000
A series of articles about Marilyn Hickey.

(3) Marilyn Hickey's Whopper by Rev. Robert Liichow, Discernment Ministry International, 1998
Gimmicks and fabrications.

(4) Marilyn Hickey - Are Christians Cursed? by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, Issue 40
Popular television faith teacher Marilyn Hickey has published a book entitled Break the Generation Curse that claims to help Christians break curses that are coming upon them.

(5) Marilyn Hickey and Madame Guyon by Denise, Emergent No, 9/06
I wrote about this today at my own blog, but thought that this would be an appropriate place to post part of the article. Doing a some research yesterday, I found that false pastor and teacher, Marilyn Hickey and her daughter, Sarah Bowling, promote unbelievers to teach their audience about Christ.


Brian Houston

(1) WF Preacher Brian Houston Says Christians Serve Same God As Muslims by Ken Silva, 3/20/14
It would seem pretty clear above that Brian Houston has just told us those who adhere to the world religion of Islam, the followers of the prophet Muhammad, are serving the same God as those of us who are regenerated believers in the one true and living God of the Bible, the followers of Christ Jesus, the Lord.


Larry Huch

(1) Daystar's Lightby Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2006
Tune and you will hear such nonsense using fear to motivate the people by Larry Huch: “If you’re pregnant you need to call in and break every family curse off your baby before it’s ever born!” Marcus Lamb: “Yes! That’s good!” (Larry Huch and Marcus Lamb, “Daystar Spring Share-A-Thon, March 9, 2005)

(2) “Sowing Your Faith Seed” or “Dialing For Dollars? ” –The TBN Praise-A-Thon by Michael C. Gaudiosi - The Berean Radio Network, THE NOBLE BEREAN: Volume Four October-December 2005
I saw Larry Huch give an outrageous speech on how Jesus shed His blood seven times! He tried to explain this ridiculous claim by erroneously "teaching" from Leviticus 16:14


T.D. Jakes

Note: T.D. Jakes is a Oneness Pentecostal who also teaches Word of Faith false teachings.

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

(2) T.D. Jakes by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000
A series of articles about T.D. Jakes.

(3) The Trinity - Refused Or Confused by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries
Exposing anti-Trinitarians including Tommy Tenney, Creflo Dollar, Rod Parsley, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Gwen Shamblain, Arnold Murray, Joseph Goode.

(4) T.D. Jakes On The Trinity by Ken Silva, 1/2/07
This article gives you specific information about Jakes' heretical view of the nature of God.

(5) Letter To Dr. T.D. Jakes Asking For His Definative Veiw On The Trinityby Ken Silva, 2006
The following is the actual text of a letter I have just sent to Dr. T.D. Jakes asking him to definitively clarify his position concerning the nature of God. 

(6) Letter To Southern Baptist President Dr. Frank Page Regarding Oneness Pentecostal Dr. T.D. Jakes Preaching In An SBC Chunrch by Ken Silva, 2006
The following is another letter I have written and sent to Dr. Frank Page the president of the Southern Baptist Convention concerning Ed Young, Jr. and Dr. Ed Young sharing the pulpit with Oneness Pentecostal Dr. T.D. Jakes during Creative Church Conference 2007 hosted by Fellowship Church (SBC), Grapevine, TX. where Young, Jr. is pastor. 

(7) T.D. Jakes And Oneness Pentecostalism (AKA Modalism) by Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 1/10/07
How very sad, the alleged Church “militant” is so tepid and timid will not even defend the Holy Trinity. So a flaming heretic like Dr. T.D. Jakes with a very powerful speaking persona will now come right into this SBC meeting and dominate it as he did last year at C3 2006. And from there other “evangelical” church groups will be more emboldened to follow suit and Jakes will go from someone who was once on the fringe of the Church to front and center stage. But know this: Opening this door to Jakes will also be opening the door for mainstream acceptance for a whole host of other Word Faith and Emergent Church spiritual “knuckleheads.” Unfortunately I must say there are quite perilous times ahead.

(8) T. D. Jakes: Quotes Lighthouse Trails; OKs Yoga by Lighthouse Trails, 4/20/07
Jakes quoted an article we wrote titled "Evangelical Leaders Promote New Age and Eastern Spiritual Practices" Interestingly, in his own article, Jakes rightly acknowledges Rick Warren's promotion of eastern mysticism: In Warren's Purpose-Driven Life, he does encourage people to practice "breath prayers" by repeating words and phrases over and over in a mantra-style prayer, a practice that is similar to that found in Hindu yoga and Zen Buddhism." But Jakes seems to advocate Rick Warren's position by stating: In many cases yoga can be viewed as a quiet place where we individually meditate on God's word and who that God is.

(9) Emerging Evangelical Idolatry by Herescope, 3/6/10
In this ongoing Herescope series Preparations for Suffering we must pause for a sober look at the current evangelical madness which is rushing headlong into open idolatry.  Pastor Larry DeBruyn has just published an article on T.D. Jakes, which reveals a new twist on his heretical teachings, "Eroticizing the Eucharist: T.D. Jakes and Communion at 'A Table Set for Two.'"

(10) Oneness Pentecostal T.D. Jakes Goes Mainstream Evangelical by Ken Silva, 9/23/10
Oneness Pentecostal heretic and Word Faith mogul “Bishop” T.D. Jakes, fresh off his stint preaching for Southern Baptist pastor Ed Young, Jr again, appeared along with Ed Young, Jr and Andy Stanley, for a second time at the Hillsong Conference 2010 in July at that heretical Word Faith church.
Jakes was also a featured speaker for Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Church this past summer as well. Despite his denial of the Trinity, i.e. the very nature of God, there right alongside Hybels, Andy Stanley, and some others, T. D. Jakes spoke at The Global Leadership Summit 2010 last August 5-6.

(11) T.D. Jakes Tweets On Critics by Ken Silva, 10/27/11
The fact is, I’m a pastor-teacher doing my best to faithfully discharge my duties through the various means Jesus has given me. Well I say, perhaps those who continually keep dismissing godly critics are actually the self-appointed one trying to fulfill their own visions.

(12) Pastor Cajoles Flock into Kissing-Fest by Jacob Prasch, Moriel Ministries, 11/25/11
In the last few years we have witnessed a trend with an increasing emphasis on this kind of ‘ministry’ being propagated in what claim to be scripturally based Christ centered churches.

(13) T.D. Jakes is heretical concerning Modalism whether he believes it or not by Ken Silva, 1/20/12
The main thing people are saying right now is information about Jakes’ modalism is old so he needs to be given the chance to explain his beliefs. Really; he’s had years. So, with minimal comment other than adding information that might be necessary to help you understand the context, here’s what we can currently find.

(14) A review of T.D. Jakes’ Code Orange Revival sermon by Better Than Sacrifice, 1/28/12
T.D. Jakes is the leader of The Potter’s House, a 30,000 member congregation located in southern Dallas, Texas. I had never heard a T.D. Jakes sermon before, though I knew of his reputation. I was curious to see – if only via an Internet video stream – the man that Elevation Church reminded us was named ‘America’s Best Preacher’ by Time Magazine. Would I be able to uncover the secret of his mystique? And would he preach the Biblical Gospel?

(15) The Dubious Attack On Sola Scriptura By T.D. Jakes by Ken Silva, 1/22/13
It’s a sad sign of the times in this gelatinous generation that Apprising Ministries has to cover Word Faith wingnuts like trinitarian modalist T.D. Jakes in the context of mainstream evangelicalism.

(16) T.D. Jakes repents of word faith heresy and mythology? by Ken Silva, 1/12/14
... since Jakes has very publicly been a leading promoter of WF heresy and mythology, then any repentance on his part will also have to be public. Here’s where we jump the track. As we examine the work of T.D. Jakes since ER2, and James MacDonald’s comments to Chris Fabry, the evidence has actually been quite the opposite.

(17) T.D. Jakes Conference To Feature Saddleback Church Leaders by Ken Silva, 2/14/14
Well, now it appears that all of this Jakes baggage is also fine by their fellow Evangelical Ecumenical Magisterium[1] member Rick Warren as well. You see, Jakes’ upcoming Branching Out (BO) conference has Word faith preacher Brian Houston of Hillsong Church, BO will also be giving us the notorious WF royalty Frederick K.C. Price; and they don’t come anymore committed to WF heresies than Price. In addition, BO has many sessions and breakout sessions; one of these is Organizational Management for Music Leaders. That particular breakout session features two leaders from Rick Warren’s own Saddleback Church...


Bishop Eddie L. Long

(1) Bishop Eddie Long by MyFortress.Com, 12/04
"Bishop Eddie Long also uses Word Faith jargon such as: "Everything that you have been speaking is coming...Touch your neighbor and say, 'You got power in your mouth.'  Tell them, 'There is power in your words...It is so important that you change your vocabulary.  Alot of the stuff I found myself in, I spoke it."

(2) Head-LONG into HERESY by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/27/10
Bishop Eddie Long is pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church which has accumulated over 25,000 members since he began in 1987. From Georgia. He is televised to 170 countries. Long has been married twice having four children. Long has a Bentley ($350,000) with bodyguards. He wears clothes that display his prosperity theology. Long who once wore a Jewish star necklace around his neck instead of a cross and had a handkerchief sticking out from his suit pocket in the shape of a crown (TBN Sept. 7, 2003) is adorned with expensive tailored suits, a Rolex watch, gold necklaces, and diamond bracelets he steps up to the pulpit to show them how it works.  “The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published tax records showing that from 1997 to 2000 Bishop Long had accepted $3 million in salary, housing, a car and other perks from a charity he controlled” (Sex Scandal Threatens a Georgia Pastor’s Empire By James C. McKinley and Robbie Brown: Sept. 25, 2010). In Nov. 2007 Long was named as one of six well - known tel­evangelist ministries to be investigated for possible financial misconduct by Sen. Charles Grassley. Recently Long made the news because four former members of his youth group, his own church members are bringing suit against him accusing Long of sexual relationships that I will not mention (this can be read by news services).

(3) Bishop Eddie Long Linked To Mortgage Scam by Preacher Bureau of Investigations, 12/17/10
Bishop Eddie Long is being linked to a mortgage scam that is now under investigation by the feds. Matrix Capital promised to lower people's mortgages for $1,500 upfront. Police say thousands of homeowners paid Matrix money, but according to investigators, most of them ended up in bankruptcy and losing their homes.

(4) Bishop Eddie Long Lawsuit: Church Members Sue Minister After Losing $1M by Nicola Menzie, Christian Post Reporter, 10/20/11
Ten members of Bishop Eddie Long's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, have filed a civil suit against the megachurch pastor for allegedly using his influence to force them into investing in a million-dollar Ponzi, or pyramid, scheme.

(5) Bishop Eddie Long Steps Down by Preacher Bureau of Investigations, 12/4/11
Bishop Eddie Long has just announced that he will step down as Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church amidst dark clouds of scandals. Bishop Eddie Long says he will step away to take care of his family and will not return until some point in 2012. Bishop Eddie Long also told members during this tearful announcement that he was leaving them in the care of one of his fellow pastors and that they should continue to give to the ministry. 


Clarence McClendon

(1) Bishop Clarence McClendon P.H.D. by Apostasy Watch, 2006
Part word of faith, part latter rain/dominionist, part ecumenist, Clarence McClendon seems to incorporate every faulty doctrine and man made tradition filling the religious market today. 


Joyce Meyer

(1) Joyce Meyer by G. Richard Fisher and Paul R. Belli, 1999
"Christians have come to presume that teachers and authors who profess to speak and write out of a calling from the Holy Spirit will present a message that is doctrinally sound and consistent from sermon to sermon and book to book. However, anyone who has watched the Christian Charismatic scene over the past several years knows that such a presumption is dangerous and often will fail to be borne out. Joyce Meyer, a rising star on the Charismatic horizon with a weekly program on cable TV and the Trinity Broadcasting Network and a new book, The Word, The Name, The Blood, is the latest example."

(2) The Preacher Who Doesn't Tell It Like It Is - The Truth Twisting And Tall Tales Of Joyce Meyer by Paul R. Belli and G. Richard Fisher, 1999
"Somehow, those who really, “tell it like it is” are looked down upon as overeducated, unanointed, critical, religious attackers. The bottom line is that as a result of not studying to show herself approved unto God, Meyer succumbs to heresies, promotes false teaching and does not tell it like it is — she tells it like it isn’t."  Also, check out this earlier expose' from 1996 to see that this lady has been teaching false doctrine for a long time.  It is called "Doctrinal Ambiguity Of A Wandering Star - The Changing Views Of Joyce Meyer"

(3) Joyce Meyer - Views by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000
A number of Meyer's views on the following including:  Jesus Was Tormented and Paid the Price For Our Sins In Hell and Was Born-Again, You Cannot Go to Heaven Unless You Believe Jesus Went to Hell, Generational Spirits, Angels Tell Joyce What to Say, Holy Laughter.

(4) No Prophetic Word About Fire From Meyer by MKG, PFO, January-March 2002
The disaster was the deadliest hotel fire in the Philippines and the worst such catastrophe in the country since a fire at a discotheque killed 160 people in 1996.

(5) Joyce Meyer by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 3/03
Is she a teacher to be respected or avoided?

(6) Series Of Articles On Joyce Meyer by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/03

(7) Preaching Prosperity - Joyce Meyer by Mary Warner, Religion News Service, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5/16/04
As part of a long line of "prosperity gospel" preachers -- a line that also included Jim and Tammy Bakker -- Meyer points her fans to a God who can fix their problems. He even wants them to be wealthy. "We're going to press in and take hold of what you have for us," she told God in an opening prayer, her arms spread wide and the light dancing off her dangling, sparkly earrings. "We refuse to leave the way we came." Meyer is part of a new breed of TV preachers who rebuilt the genre in the years following the scandalous 1980s downfall of the Bakkers and Jimmy Swaggart. 

(8) Joyce Meyer: From Fenton To Fortune In The Name Of God by Carolyn Tuft and Bill Smith, ©2003, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/2003
Joyce Meyer says God has made her rich. Everything she has came from Him: the $10 million corporate jet, her husband's $107,000 silver-gray Mercedes sedan, her $2 million home and houses worth another $2 million for her four children — all blessings, she says, straight from the hand of God. 

(9) God's Opinion Of You Lasts Forever by Marsha West, NewsWithViews, May 9, 2010
A Christian friend of mine is reading one of Joyce Meyer’s books. If you haven’t heard of Meyer, she is a popular health and wealth author/radio & TV teacher/conference speaker who believes God is our sugar daddy. The evangelist has been criticized for her “conspicuously prosperous lifestyle.” According to my friend, Joyce’s books are “uplifting.” She didn’t like hearing that some of her favorite author’s teaching is theological heresy. To my friend’s way of thinking, if a book makes you feel good, doctrine isn’t all that important. 

(10) Joyce Meyer's Ex-Bodyguard Convicted of Murder by Christian Post, 5/6/12
Christopher Coleman, the former security chief for televangelist Joyce Meyer, was found guilty this week of murdering his family. Jurors also determined that he is eligible for the death penalty.

(11) True confessions of a word faith teacher - Joyce Meyer video by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 6/22/12
Joyce Meyer is probably the the most well paid teacher in the church. She lives an opulent lifestyle portraying her prosperity teaching to her adherents. They don't mind, they support her in this. Joyce's basis for her teaching is word faith; the teachings of Hagin and Copeland etc. It is positive confession combined with the psychology of loving oneself. She also holds to the word faith teaching of a continued gospel payment after the cross; Jesus paid the price, completing it in hell. While many of these teachings are not often seen on TV, they are the foundation for everything else she teaches. Words have power, we can even have angels to do our bidding by our positive confession. This video is a power point presentation with has both audio and video. 

(12) Lawyers for Coleman victims refile wrongful death suit against Joyce Meyer Ministries by Beth Hundsdorfer, News-Democrat, 10/20/12
WATERLOO — The lawyers for the family of murder victims Sheri, Garett and Gavin Coleman on Thursday refiled a wrongful death lawsuit against Joyce Meyer Ministries in Monroe County.

(13) Ravi Zacharias Praises Word Faith Teacher Joyce Meyer by Ken Silva, 12/19/12
Is Ravi now endorsing Joyce Meyer? By saying what he said about her and being on her show is, in itself, an endorsement. This is a serious thing. What is he doing?

(14) Joyce Meyer: Profile by Tim Martin, 12/12
Meyer has effectively used her painful early life circumstances to encourage people to likewise turn their life around and start serving God.  It is very encouraging that she now rejects the “spiritual death of Jesus” doctrine after she so clearly believed and taught it.  Still, the issues above are clearly problematic and need to be addressed.  Until then, Christians should avoid Joyce Meyer Ministries.

(15) Steve Furtick Promoting Joyce Meyer At His Elevation Church by Ken Silva, 12/29/13
I told you in Steven Furtick Bringin” On Word Faith And The Pastrixes that Furtick has combined the self-esteem Seeker Driven message with a lite version of Word Faith prosperity preaching, which I referred to as  Furtickism. He’s already had the notorious T.D. Jakes in to preach to his Elevation Church. Furtick’s introduction of Jakes that night is quite revealing as you may recall from Steven Furtick: T.D. Jakes Is My Favorite Preacher In The World. We’ve also seen Furtick develop a close working relationship with Word Faith mogul Joel Osteen as well, e.g. Steven Furtick As Televangelist At Lakewood Church Of Joel Osteen. Now Furtick would appear to be doing the same with Word Faith queen Joyce Meyer.

(16) T.D. Jakes and Joyce Meyer Teachings Word Faith "Little Gods" Doctrine by Ken Silva, 3/20/14
With this in mind, you need to know that one of the most blasphemous teachings in Word Faith theology is their repugnant Mormon-like mythology alleging  we are all “little gods”; that by creation man shares God’s nature.

(17) Joyce Meyer speaking at IHOP-KC “Onething” Conference, December 2014 by My Word Like Fire, 8/14/14
Scheduled for December 2014 “Onething” conference are Joyce Meyer, Phil Wickham, and Keri Job.


Myles Munroe

(1) Miles Munroe by MyFortress.Org
Myles Munroe teaches that God needs our permission to work on earth. He also teaches that angels need our permission as well to do their jobs.


Steve Munsey

(1) I'm Rich! - The New Gospel Of Wealth by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2006
When one thinks of fund raising in the Christian community there are a few people who come to mind. John Avanzini who appears on both TBN and LeSea broadcasting. Steve Munsey, and Mike Murdock that are exclusive to LeSea broadcasting. Of course there are many more to be mentioned.

(2) Family Christian Center threatened with foreclosure by Keith Benman, Bill Dolan and Molly Woulfe The Times, Munster Community, 8/14/12
MUNSTER | The Family Christian Center, the state's largest mega-church and one of the 20 largest in the U.S., is facing foreclosure, with Pastor Steve Munsey telling congregants Wednesday night the church owes $750,000 in back payments on its sprawling worship center.


Mike Murdock

(1) Money Speaketh - The Magnanimous Money Ministry of Mike Murdock by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 7/03
Money raising antics of Mike Murdock as well as false teachings.

(2) Televangelist Mike Murdock moves financial books behind closed doors by Darren Barbee, Knight Ridder Newspapers, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN, 12/04
HALTOM CITY, Texas - (KRT) - Televangelist Mike Murdock's new supermarket-size church has two types of entrances: public and private.

(3) Woe To The False Teachers Among Us by The Narrow Gate, 8/16/13
A quick flip through the Christian television channels will provide anyone who cares to watch a catalogue of false and misleading teachings.  I just finished watching a man named Mike Murdock preach a false gospel, misleading the thousands watching him, and bringing many to destruction.  Right here in broad daylight, in America, on a professionally-produced program that airs on a major Christian network.


Joel Osteen

(1) Joel Osteen: The Leaven Of Lakewood by Robert Liichow, Inner City Discernment Ministries, 10/04
I want to begin this article by giving credit where credit is due.  When it comes to the Lakewood charismatic
mega-church there are aspects of this ministry which must be cited as worthy.  To begin with the church was originally started by John Osteen, who was originally a Southern Baptist pastor but after receiving the “baptism” in/with the Holy Spirit he became enamored with the charismatic renewal movement in its early stage and eventually became associated with the Word of
Faith (WOF) cult.

(2) Joel Osteen: Preaching a False Positive with a Smile by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/05
Joel Osteen, positive confession with a smile.

(3) Apprising Joel Osteen's Word-Faith Teachings by Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 2005
If these “teachers” would just leave it at self-esteem, perhaps it wouldn’t be as much of a concern. But unfortunately they don’t, and Osteen and Meyer, et al, then attempt to convey the idea to the unsuspecting masses that what they “preach” is in line with the historic orthodox faith which was once for all handed down to the saints (Jude 3, NASB). However, these false prophets of “Christian” self-esteem, such as Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer have been shown clearly to be a part of the cult of the Word Faith Movement. And as such, they do not represent the Christian Church and are definitely not worthy of the support of true Christians. 

(4) Osteen's Ignorance by Discernment Ministries International, 9/05
If there has been one article on our website which has drawn more criticism is the reprint of "The Leaven of Lakewood."  DMI has received numerous emails from people who believe Joel is truly one of God's most anointed servants and a force for good within the Church and world. Almost all of the complaints and calls for us to take down that article seem to focus in on my concern over his lack of theological training.  Many people simply cannot see the need to go to seminary in order to be a pastor of a church.  The following comments are taken from an interview given on Larry King Live, June 20, 2005.  I will let Joel speak for himself and you, the reader, be the judge whether or not a formal biblical education is of benefit to someone who serves as "pastor" of the largest congregation in America.  My comments will be in Ariel font, King's and Osteen's in New Times Roman.  I have tried to tie the salient points of the interview together, which at best can be described as a stream of consciousness on both King's and Osteen's part.

(5) Joel Osteen: Smile When You Lie by Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 2005
Unless you have been living on another planet you have no doubt heard of, or even seen America’s smiling pastor Joel Osteen, head of Lakewood Church, one of the largest professing Evangelical Christian congregations in the world. What needs to be understood here is that the only way someone like this could even be considered an Evangelical is due to the disturbing low ebb of discernment today in the Body of Christ. Here is a man who at best has such an alarming simplistic message concerning Christianity–and at worst is yet another of the many Word Faith teachers currently infesting our Lord’s Church–an alarmingly arrogant breed who are now fearlessly spouting their doctrines of devils.

(6) Joel Osteen: What's So Difficult? by Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 9/4/06
Smiling Joel Osteen was in Boston recently for a book signing and a grueling two hour worship “show.” The subject of same sex marriage was brought up, and while it temporarily wiped the smile off of his face, Osteen did manage to keep his composure long enough to answer in his customary vagaries.

(7) Joel Osteen: The Pandering Prophet by Slice of Laodicea, 9/11/06 (This article no longer online)
A belated Hall of Shame Award goes to Joel Osteen for his effeminate and ungodly response to the question of gay marriage. This article points out that when Joel Osteen was asked about homosexuality at a book signing recently, he was sitting in the nation's biggest battle zone over the issue. I am not able to quote from materials that were handed out to children in Massachusetts schools, they are so vile. Battle after battle is being fought in that state over the gay cabal that threatens children. This is the state where the little second grader went off to school in Lexington, Massachusetts and his teacher hauled out King and King at story time, a story where the prince of the kingdom decides to skip the women in the realm and go straight for the guys to find his mate. Parents have been told they may NOT opt out their children. Joel Osteen's betrayal of the Word of God when asked about gay marriage was made all the more egregious when you consider how desperately that state needs to hear the truth. Instead the papers reported that Osteen, as a pastor, likes to "stay positive". Meanwhile, the children of the state are indoctrinated in the varieties of gay sex in their public school classrooms. Hats off to the Americans there who are fighting for decency and protection of children. I want to direct you to the website of Article 8 Alliance, a group of American parents who have had enough of Sodom's foot soldiers marching over their children and who don't need simpering evangelical celebrities making their job harder. Take five minutes on this website to get a feel for the scale of the battles in that state. It's really this bad.

(8) Joel Osteen Does Not Believe in Using Much Scripture by Slice of Laodicea, 12/15/06 (This article no longer online)
Here's a fun little YouTube Video of Joel Osteen on Larry King Live. The signature quote from this snippet is, "What I try to do is just preach practical principles and I may not bring the scripture in til the end of my sermon and I don't feel bad about that." Well I guess if you think Christian Pastor's should be teaching from the scriptures, don't bother Pastor Osteen. He feels no guilt for preaching something else. At least he's honest about it.

(9) Joel Osteen Sermon Review by Slice of Laodicea, 12/15/06 (This article no longer online)
Many times we intuitively know that a sermon that we've heard was 'off'. But, we don't know how to quantify that feeling There is a little known Christian radio host who broadcasts on a small station in St. Louis that regularly reviews sermons. The host's name is the Rev. Todd Wilken and he critiques sermons using a set of diagnostic questions that determines whether or not a sermon is Christ-Centered and Cross-Focused. I find his sermon reviews to be extremely insightful. Here is a link to a sermon review that he did on Joel Osteen's sermon entitled "How to Improve Your Self Image With Words'. I think you will find this to be VERY interesting.

(11) Once upon a time in the world Joel Osteen lives in ... by Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 6/11/07
Only someone who has been mesmerized by Joel Osteen (it’s more common than you think) or who has little grasp of the English language could possibly miss the fact that Osteen is clearly a “preacher” who has thoroughly ingested the spiritual poison of the Word Faith Movement (WFM); and a major tenet of this metaphysical Gnostic cult is what has become known as the “prosperity gospel.” As this progresses we’ll be looking more at its odious origin for those who are new to this spiritual con, but for now let’s just see if we might be able to help “pastor” Osteen to understand why it is he is perceived as a “prosperity” preacher.

(12) Joel Osteen: The Prosperity Gospel’s Coverboy by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, 10/07
Move over Robert Schuller, the Church of Laodicea has a new star on the rise in the world of positive motivational Christianity. It’s Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, whose motto is "Discover the Champion in You." 

(13) A Smile, A Chair, and A Prayer For You at Lakewood Joel & Victoria Osteen on Larry King Live 10-16-07 by Robert Liichow, Discernment Ministries International, 11/07
Wednesday evening I received a phone call from some good friends (hi Doug & Sherry) telling me that Larry King had quoted me on his program in talking to Joel & Victoria Osteen.  Your humble heresy-hunter got a “global” mention!  Our friends sent me a video of the program which I watched with great interest. Frankly, I was hoping that Joel would do a better job this time in exalting our Lord Jesus Christ but again I was sadly disappointed.

(14) Joel Osteen and his message the Way Of The Master Radio, 4/08
A real good dissection video of the Joel Osteen and his message.

(15) Joel Osteen and The Prosperity Gospel by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, June/July 2009 - Volume 15, Issue 4
As we have demonstrated Osteen’s message is exactly what unbelievers and undiscerning Christians want to believe and they are thrilled to have someone who claims to be a reliable spokesperson for God agree with them.  This would account for Osteen’s incredible success, but it does not account for, or excuse, the inconceivable gullibility and immaturity of professing Christians.

(16) Preaching a False-Positive with a Smile by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 1/10
Most have not listened carefully or long enough to hear Osteen's heresy by Osteen. But give him time and those word faith statements will become apparent. In my opinion, if you have listened often enough you have heard nearly all the subject matter he conveys. He says the same type of message in different ways, or maybe it's his voice and delivery that makes it all sound the same. At best, one gets milk from him; at worst they get positive thinking and word faith heresies. A pastor is called to feed the flock the whole counsel of God- from Genesis to Revelation. Unfortunately, people will interpret his soft-spoken manner as exhibiting a Christ-like spirit and ignore the non-Biblical content expressed, which has been traded in for a motivational spiritual pep talk. Again his fantasy of Jesus going to hell and being under the power of Satan is no small teaching to ignore. It deals with the gospel itself, the nature of Jesus, which does not qualify him as a good teacher or minister by any Biblical standard. It is another gospel.

(17) Does Joel Osteen Speak For Evangelicals?by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Volume 15, No.3, May/June 2010
So what does the Gospel actually save us from?  Is it primarily a theraputic gospel or a Gospel of eternal salvation from sin?  If I have cancer will a misdiagnosis of gall bladder be what I really need?

(18) Mormons are Christians, says Osteen by Fred Jackson, OneNewsNow, 10/25/2011
Texas mega-church pastor Joel Osteen says he believes Mormons are Christians.

(19) Former Mormon To Joel Osteen: Shame On You by Worldview Times, 10/29/11
Dear Pastor Joel Osteen,   Shame on You!  I have just watched your remarks regarding Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith, recorded on video. Shame on you! You have given the enemies of the Cross a great victory. Either through sheer ignorance of the Word or your apparent desire to never offend anyone, regardless of their sins, you have handed the Mormons a huge PR gift. You have insulted and denigrated the many former Mormons like me who have spent their lives bringing Mormons the truth and to the Real Jesus, who died for their sins on Calvary. You have defined our ministries and my life's work as worthless.

(20) Does Joel Osteen Not Know, or Does He Not Care? by Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Here we go again. Joel Osteen is in the news once again, this time for saying that Mormonism is just another form of Christianity. Osteen, pastor of “America’s largest church,” as the media repeat over and over, was speaking to The Washington Times in an interview that covered a variety of issues. It was the quintessential Joel on display.

(21) Megachurch Pastors Joel Osteen and T.D. Jakes Unite - And Why Should You Care? by Ken Silva, 12/11/11
How about Word Faith heretics like Joel Osteen who (at best) bless, and (at worst) also believe, the warped works of Kenneth Copeland who teaches that faith is a literal substance that creates through our spoken words and that whenever we see Jesus say, “I AM,” we should as well because He was the first born again man. Should we just ignore that blasphemy because Copeland has a big following? How about T.D. Jakes, who in addition to denying the very nature of the God he professes to serve, is also firmly in the same Word Faith camp as Osteen? Witness the further bonding of this new tribe now in Pastors of Texas Mega-churches unite.

(22) Video: Joel Osteen Exposed 2012 - Word Faith Prosperity Stars at Apprising Ministries, 4/14/12
NEW!! Joel Osteen expose and parody/ spoof for 2012!! Still in 2012, Joel Osteen is currently experiencing abundant fame, honor and wealth from the WORLD. Joel Osteen preaches a very WORDLY “gospel and is loved by the world; but, Joel Osteen says he believes he has been blessed by the God of Heaven, Scripture knows otherwise: “Because they [Joel and his disciples] received not the love of the truth that they might be saved; For this cause God sent them strong delusion that they should believe a lie, That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thess. 2:10-12)

(21) Joel Osteen: Mormon Romney Is Christian; Obama Is Too by Paul Stanley, Christian Post, 4/26/12
Joel Osteen, the popular megachurch pastor from Houston, appeared Tuesday afternoon on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and said that he considers both presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a Mormon, and President Obama to be Christians.

(22) JOEL OSTEEN and JOSEPH SMITH by Bud Press, 4/30/12
The late Joseph Smith is the founder, first president, and prophet of the Mormon church. Were he alive today he would be very pleased with Joel Osteen declaring publicly that Mormonism is "Christian".

(23) Joel Osteen: The Smile of Deception by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 6/18/12
What are Joel Osteen's beliefs based on, what has made him one of the most watched and popular TV preachers? Because of peoples lack of discernment they are unable to recognize what is obviously wrong.  The teachings of Joel Osteen are not only Biblically light and often out of context. Joel Osteen’s open ended spiritual inclusiveness is misleading many. Osteen’ teaching combines positive thinking, with Kenneth Hagin’s positive confession with the secret. He has it based on word faith teaching that he learned from his father. His positive thinking and confession visualization techniques that are aligned with "the Secret" that Oprah promotes. He is promoting decreeing, creating by words; word faith declarations with Visualization. All this amounts to a dangerous mix that departs from Biblical teaching into new age/mysticism. Numerous video clips with pp presentation, makes it clear what has made Lakewood the largest church in America.  Order this DVD here.

(24) Joel Osteen Unsure if Jesus Was Poor by The Berean Call, 10/25/12
Joel Osteen Unsure If Jesus Was Poor, Says 'His Needs Were Supplied' [Excerpts] Lakewood Church leader Joel Osteen, one of the most popular megachurch pastors in the world, has spoken in an interview about the prosperity gospel some say he teaches and offered his thoughts on whether Jesus was poor. "I never really thought about that," Osteen said when asked by NorthJersey.com about Jesus' finances in preparation for a signing for his new book, I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life , to be held on Wednesday at Northvale, N.J. "I've heard that when he was arrested and crucified, they sold his robe, and it was 'seamless.' And I've heard people say that was a fine robe that they sold," Osteen says. "But I never really thought about whether he was poor or not. I think his needs were supplied."

(25) Joel Osteen And The Prosperity Gospel by Gary Gilley, 10/31/12
Whenever the supposed things of God and people of God become popular with the inhabitants of this fallen world we would be wise to walk softly and be extra discerning.  The Jews persecuted and/or killed almost every one of their prophets (Acts 7:52); the apostles were despised by the world and Jesus was murdered by those He came to save.  Jesus pronounced a blessing on those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness (Matt 5:11) and warned, “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you” (John 15:20).  Why?  Because the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing (1 Cor 1:18).  Therefore when we find a Christian message or ministry or man or woman being praised by unbelievers we can be assured that either unregenerate humanity has not yet caught on to what is being said, or that what they are saying is in line with what the unbeliever already believes.  As we have demonstrated Osteen’s message is exactly what unbelievers and undiscerning Christians want to believe and they are thrilled to have someone who claims to be a reliable spokesperson for God agree with them.  This would account for Osteen’s incredible success, but it does not account for, or excuse, the inconceivable gullibility and immaturity of professing Christians.

(26) Joel Osteen and a Tale of Two Hoaxes by Erin Benziger, Christian Research Network, 4/10/13
Osteen, now himself a victim of elaborate deception, has been deceiving millions throughout the duration of his ministry. He has done so by preaching a false Jesus, one who does not exist in the Bible. It has been demonstrated time and again that Joel Osteen preaches a false gospel, one that sounds lovely for this fleeting life, but does not lead to eternal life. Rather, it leads its victims to eternal damnation under the wrath of a righteous and holy God. 

(27) Joel Osteen Finally Comes Out On Gay Issue by WND, 10/4/13
"God “absolutely” approves of everyone — including homosexuals" declared one of America’s most well-known evangelical pastors.

(28) Sen. Mike Lee, Dirk Kempthorne, Joel Osteen meet with Pope Francis at Vatican at Understand The Times, 6/8/14
A small group of political and religious leaders from the United States, including Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, met privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican today. Part of a multiday, unofficial visit to Italy to promote ecumenical prayer and interfaith understanding, Lee was joined in the private audience by former U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne; Lakewood Church pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen; Tim Timmons, a pastor and author based in Newport Beach, California; and Gayle D. Beebe, president of Westmont College, an evangelical school in Santa Barbara, California.

(29) Joel Osteen Meets Pope Francis With A Prominent Mormon by Ken Silva, 6/9/14
So, what we’re truly dealing with here now is occultic doctrine, i.e. deceitful spirits and teachings of demons (cf. 1 Timothy 4:1). As I see it, we’ve now entered times of difficulty (cf. 2 Timothy 3:1), and as you’re about to witness, for some charismaniacs like Joel Osteen this unity extends even to the non-Christian cult of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons).

(30) Victoria Osteen Ripped for Telling Church 'Just Do Good For Your Own Self'; Worship Is Not for God, 'You're Doing it for Yourself' by Leonardo Blair, Christian Post, 8/31/14
Victoria Osteen, wife of megachurch preacher and New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen, is now facing withering criticism online for a viral video clip in which she is shown telling congregants at Lakewood Church that obedience, worship and church attendance is not for God but themselves.


Rod Parsley

(1) Rod Parsley - Preacher/Entertainer by Joseph Chambers, Paw Creek Ministries,"End Times And Victorious Living" Volume 12, No. 6 This article was taken from the latest issue of "End Times And Victorious Living" Volume 12, No. 6. It details a few of the false teachings of Rod Parsley, and ever-present televangelist on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.  We have been watching this man for a long time and, apart from his stated "prosperity gospel" position, he has departed even further from the Scriptures recently into some very blasphemous territory.  We urge anyone who watches TBN (we do not endorse watching TBN at all) to beware of this man and his teachings and false anointing. 

(2) Rod Parsley's "Whopper" by Inner-City Christian Discernment Ministry, 1999 "ICCDM is of the opinion that this testimony, like so many others shared by Charismatic extremist ministries is untrue." 

(3) Rod Parsley's "Anointing" by Mike Oppenheimer, 1999 "Parsley is a powerful motivational preacher who mixes truth with error. He is one of the most popular Pentecostal TV preachers in America right now. He is able to release the anointing to people. Cuts up prayer clothes to heal by laying hands on them and praying he literally transfers and releases the tangible anointing. The prayer is answered due to the what he calls the corporate anointing.  This is more like a transferable energy since the anointing is the Holy Spirit who is God and is being used as a force. He tells us his faith is released toward us (faith is Godward not toward man) He states because he prayed every prayer is answered."

(4) Rod Parsley: The Raging Prophet “Breaking Through” His Unorthodox Doctrine And Practice by G. Richard Fisher, Personal Freedom Outreach, The Quarterly Journal, Oct. - Dec. 1999 "Parsley can scream, shout, stomp, prance, obfuscate and mislead but it is all noise and no substance. It is froth without real content which helps to pump money into his empire."

(5) Parsley, Purple Passion and Paisley by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason, 12/5/00 "Rod Parsley is a leader in the new Pentecostal paradigm, where is his teaching going?"

(6) Rod Parsley by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000
"A series of short articles about Rod Parsley."

(7) The Rod Parsley Report: Signs and Wonders and Miracles.... Oh My!! by Michael C. Gaudiosi, The Berean Radio Network, THE NOBLE BEREAN: Volume Sixteen – January 2007
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH 2006 – This is a date that will forever live in Christian infamy! This was the day that Rod Parsley went on global television, via the TBN Praise the Lord program; live at New Beginnings Church in Dallas, TX, with his “Healing Miracle Service”. This was a two hour televised program dedicated to nothing but signs, wonders and miracles. Featured with Parsley were many big names in the “Christian” television industry such as: Benny Hinn, Jesse Duplantis, Paul Morton, Ron Luce, Larry Huch, and The Crabb Family all under one roof, well…sort of. Hinn, Duplantis, Morton and Luce were not really there. They had provided a quick pre-recorded speech on video. Larry Huch, however, was present as well as The Crabb Family, who provided the musical entertainment.

(8) Rod Parsley on TBN’s Fall Sharathon by Chrystal, cited on Christian Research Service, 11/17/08
"According to Rod Parsley, the number eight means 'shmoneh' which sounds an awful lot like sh-money! He then says, 'Show me sh-money.'"

(9) Parsley's Power of Ten by Apostasy Watch, 11/18/10
Rod Parsley’s latest prayer cloth scheme is a vivid illustration of Peters warning to the church. Using a combination of numerology and faulty hermeneutics, Parsley entices unstable souls to separate them from their money and promote his own ministry.

(10) Rod Parsley Pimping Via Direct Mail - Mr. Parsley, How Much Money Do You Really Need? by New Oreleans Bureau, Preacher Bureau of Investigations, 3/11/11
If you have ever made the mistake of contacting Rod Parsley Ministries then I really feel sorry for you. You’re probably now up to your neck in chain letters from his Breakthrough television broadcast which begs for money before you can even open the envelope.  Rod Parsley has succeeded in corrupting all of the innocence out of word “Covenant” with his repeated request that you become a Covenant Partner with his ministry.

(11) Con of the Month - Rod Parsley by Robert Wise, 11/29/11
I received this email today from Rod Parsley.  How in the world can this man sleep at night.  He admits that "You pray and pray and pray and pray and it seems your prayers aren’t getting answered. You sow seed after seed after seed but your harvest seems delayed." Yet he still has the gall to ask everyone to sow another seed of $120 AND if you need a significant miracle he ask you to sow a seed of $1,020.  In others words .... God's miracles are based on levels of price.  I wonder if Rod has a $1 miracle package, a $5 package, a $10 package...well you get the point.  It is a shame to use God's precious word in the way these shysters do.  I am sure there is a special "Bonus" awaiting people like Rod Parsley, Benny Hinn, Mike Murdock and others like them. I am also sure they will NOT be pleased with their "Bonus" when the Lord delivers it to them.

(12) Con of the Month - Rod Parsley by Robert Wise, 12/10/11
I received this email today from Rod Parsley.  How in the world can this man sleep at night.  He admits that "You pray and pray and pray and pray and it seems your prayers aren’t getting answered. You sow seed after seed after seed but your harvest seems delayed." Yet he still has the gall to ask everyone to sow another seed of $120 AND if you need a significant miracle he ask you to sow a seed of $1,020.  In others words .... God's miracles are based on levels of price.  I wonder if Rod has a $1 miracle package, a $5 package, a $10 package...well you get the point.  It is a shame to use God's precious word in the way these shysters do.  I am sure there is a special "Bonus" awaiting people like Rod Parsley, Benny Hinn, Mike Murdock and others like them.  I am also sure they will NOT be pleased with their "Bonus" when the Lord delivers it to them.

(13) Word Faith Heretic Rod Parsley With Prayer Cloth Power! by Ken Silva, 8/5/12
O my,  our very own handy dandy “anointed prayer cloth” even prepared in Jerusalem, so you just know “your miracle” is a-comin’! Below is a clip from one of his *cough* special Miracle, Healing and Prayer Cloth Services. All you have to do to activate your miracle through preaching machine Rod Parsley is to sow your seed of faith. In Word Faith parlance that means: Show me the money! In other words, donate to Parsley ...


Peter Popoff

(1) Peter Popoff - Back To His Old Tricks! by Sandy Simpson, 3/17/06
I received a letter from Peter Popoff.  I did not sign up for his address list, but apparently he got my name and address from somewhere.  This  infamous televangelist, in the past, was found to be guilty of wearing an earpiece so that his accomplices in his sound booth could feed him personal information on people in his audience while he was claiming to get personal messages directly from God.  This letter proves that, not only is he back as a regular on TV, he is also back to his old tricks. 

(2) Peter Popoff's old earpiece trick at YouTube. com, 1/09
Video clip of Popoff's old trick of having an earpeice in his ear to hear his wife feeding him information about people in the audience. Popoff was caught in this lie an was off the air for many years, but is now back again.

(3) Peter Popoff by WooHoopics, 1/26/10
Peter Popoff is one of the famous con artists. He is a self proclaimed reverend, a faith healer, and his fraud was exposed by James Randi and Steve Shaw in the eighties, upon which Popoff went bankrupt. However, people are gullible and forgetful, and Peter Popoff is back, at large.

(4) Peter Popoff sells debt removal through prayer at Trinity Foundation, 3/15/11
ABC affiliate KABC in Los Angeles examined televangelist Peter Popoff of Upland, Calif., because of his claims faith could wipe out people's debts. His programs air nationally on BET. The Feb. 28 report says Popoff sends his followers small vials of "miracle spring water" and debt cancellation kits, then asks his viewers to send small donations. In return, Popoff promises -- as a messenger of God -- to heal and unlock the secrets of financial security and wipe out all debt. Trinity Foundation President Ole Anthony was interviewed in the report.

(5) Disgraced televangelist Popoff tries for comeback at Tirnity Foundation, 6/14/11
A disgraced televangelist has resurrected his career in part by dispensing miracles again. This time the Prophet, Peter Popoff, is offering to miraculously clear away the faithful's debt. But the Dana Fowle of Fox5 Atlanta asks at what cost? Trinity Foundation helped research this report. (May 25, 2011)

(6) Peter Popoff Hawks "Miracle Water" by The Berean Call, 4/18/13
Peter Popoff, the controversial televangelist who amassed millions from a "prophetic anointing" that was later revealed to have come, at least in part, from information fed to him over a radio by his wife, Elizabeth, is now hawking baggies of "miracle spring water" that promises to rid its drinkers from debt. The wealth-attracting water is being marketed through Popoff's website and early morning and late night broadcasts on popular Cable TV channels like Black Entertainment Television (BET) despite a wealth of evidence, including a report by noted skeptic, James Randi, that his miracle ministry reeks of chicanery.


Fred Price

(1) Fred Price by Bob Hunter, The Contenders, 2000
"A series of short articles about Fred Price."


Joseph Prince

Updated! (1) Joseph Prince and his message of radical grace - PLUS his word faith teachings by Mike Oppneheimer, 9/16/11
As we further examine his teachings we will see this exaggeration of grace accompanied with word faith teachings affects nearly everything he teaches.  Read Part 1 - Joseph Prince and his message of radical grace - PLUS his word faith teachings & Part 2 - Grace, and the lack of personal accountability for sin

(2) Joseph Prince: MegaStar by Forgotten Word Ministries, 10/31/11
A sampling of Joseph Prince’s false teachings:

  • Nothing but blessings for the believer 
  • No longer a need to be concerned about God’s Judgment 
  • Repentance and confession of sin is never necessary 
  • Wealth is for all Christians 
  • God is continually restoring “New Truths” to the church—-New Revelations 
  • Prince’s personal revelation from God is: “More grace; less judgment” 
  • Prince believes that God WILL NOT JUDGE America because of the cross 
  • The Moral law has no bearing on Christians today; it was abolished with the Ceremonial law 
  • Prince says that he never encountered anyone that said “now I can go out and sin because of grace” 
  • Repentance means “Only to turn around” 
(3) Joseph Prince: Negotiating the gospel of grace - Integrating word faith teaching with the gospel DVD by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/13/11
Joseph Prince has broken in on the TV networks and has become known for preaching the gospel of grace. But what he has done is incorporated his word faith teachings and  promises with the gospel health and wealth; exaggerating the gospel of grace. Prince is presenting special revelation according to his view on the gospel,  teaching that we no longer need to confess sin but instead confess our righteousness in Christ. This video shows his quotes by power point and numerous video clips video making it clear that the is a word faith teacher and the basis for his message is the false word faith teachings of Kenneth Hagin and others. The DVD is almost 2 hours long.

(4) The Fresh Prince - Destined To Ruin by Lance Goodall, CWM Ministries, 12/6/12
(Joseph) Prince is preaching a different Jesus, another gospel...and although he’s articulate, charismatic, convincing, and preaching ‘grace’; he is a blind leader of the blind, leading astray the unlearned and unstable. He is at best a false apostle, and at worst a conniving HERETIC! (2 Corinthians 11:12-15; 2 Peter 3:16).

(5) TBN Heresy: Joseph Prince introducing "Mother Grace" doctrine to mainstream Christianity on TBN along with Joel Osteen (Video) by Call For Discernment, 1/6/14
The "mother of us all" in Gal 4: doesn't refer to Jesus as person or grace as a salvational concept , but a physical, geographical location: meaning Jerusalem as a city and the New Jerusalem to come. Granted Jesus will be there, but they? are hardly the same. Note verse 25, where Sinai in Arabia is also mentioned ( a geographical location). Read also Isa 2:2, 54, Hebrews 12:22. By grace, through our belief in Jesus we as gentile believers are co-heirs and to? New Jerusalem, that? great city! There is no mother grace as a person in Christianity.


Oral & Richard Roberts

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

(2) False Prophet Oral Roberts by Anonymous, 1/05
A false prophecy by Oral Roberts.

(3) The seed of Faith that made BIG MONEY – The Story and legacy of Oral Roberts by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 2/18/09

(4) The Legacy of Oral Roberts - An Excerpt from "The Fleecing of Christianity"by Jackie Alnor, 12/16/09
"When Oral Roberts says that God told him that he was going to take him home if he didn't get 8 million dollars, he lied to the public," noted the late Bible Answer-man Walter Martin. "God never told him that at all. Don't you get the feeling that something's going wrong? It is and it's found for you in scripture. We're told in scripture to reprove, rebuke, and exhort . . . for the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine . . . It's here." This makes Oral Roberts a certified false prophet, false teacher, and lying wolf in sheep’s clothing. And his son Richard Roberts, the current president of Oral Roberts University (ORU), is following in his father’s footsteps.

(5) Former President Of ORU Richard Roberts Arrested For DUI, Speeding by Emory Bryan, News On 6, 1/25/12
TULSA, Oklahoma - Richard Roberts, son of the late Oral Roberts and chairman and CEO of Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Tulsa for driving under the influence and speeding.


R.W. Shambach

(1) Salvation Sold For A Donation To TBN by Sandy Simpson, 1999
"The Balaam Network (TBN) has really been raking in the cash lately.  With The Omega Code movie in the top ten of money making movies (thanks to discerning Christians everywhere) and their regular Praise-A-Thon, they are rolling in dough.  So much so that they can now afford to beam utter heresy, like what you are about to read, to all of China.  I have been watching their fund raising antics the last three nights.  I never thought they could top John Avanzini's "Jesus and the disciples were rich", "one hundred fold return" and "the widow's mite" (she "wonted" something) ploys, but R.W. Shambach has just hit a new low.  This e-mail confirmed what viewers heard Shambach say the other night raising funds for TBN.  He has been on solidly for the last three days."


Robert Schuller

Note: Though technically Robert Schuller is not of the Word-Faith camp out of RHEMA of E.W. Kenyon and Kenneth Hagin, his roots from New Thought and Norman Vincent Peale are much the same. Schuller's gospel has been termed "Possibility Thinking" while Word-Faith is termed "Prosperity Gospel".  Both ideas have much in common.

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

(2) Robert Schuller - General Teachings/Activities by Biblical Discernment Ministries, 1/99
"Schuller's false teaching is an extremely serious matter in light of his wide influence. His is the most popular religion television broadcast in America. His books sell by the millions. He appears with presidents. His "self-esteem Christianity" has been adopted by multitudes. These believe they are Christians and attend churches; but in reality, they worship a false christ and follow a false gospel. Robert Schuller and his mentor, the late Norman Vincent Peale, are two of the key culprits in promoting this error."

(3) Robert Schuller And The Seeker Sensitive Church by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, Issue 56
In this disturbing downward trend, the hard truths that are essential to the very nature of the Gospel, such as the wrath of God, sin, and the atonement are not preached, or at best given in small doses over a long period of time.  Therefore, the heart of the Christian faith has been all but removed in order to appeal to a modern worldly culture. 

(4) Self-Esteem - The New Christian Virtue by Bob DeWaay, Critical Issues Commentary, Issue 18
In 1982 Robert Schuller made a bold move when he wrote Self Esteem the New Reformation, and had free copies of it sent to ordained ministers across the United States hoping that by influencing us we could be enlisted to persuade our congregations and change the very foundations of the church. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

(5) The Trinity of Robert Schuller by Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 9/4/06 
This article by Robert H. Schuller taken from the Hour of Power website was also a sermon I personally witnessed him preach on TBN Sunday August 27, 2006. 

(6) Did Dr. Robert Schuller Really Say Those Things? by Brannon Howse, Posted: 04/11/2007
Video on the false teachings of Robert Schuller.

(7) What is Robert Schuller 'rethinking'? - Crystal Cathedral conference accused of twisting biblical Christianity by World Net Daily,  October 30, 2007
It's an all-star conference set for the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., Jan. 17-19. Former President George H.W. Bush will speak. Chuck Colson will make a presentation. Larry King will be there. Rupert Murdoch will address attendees. Ben Stein will appear. And Kay Warren, wife of Saddleback Church mega-pastor Rick Warren, will join Robert Schuller, the white-haired, bespectacled purveyor of "possibility thinking." What could such a diverse group have in common? What's the topic?

(8) Rethinking Culture by Herescope, 10/30/07
On October 4th we posted an analysis of Robert Schuller's upcoming Rethink Conference, planned for this January 17-19th at the Crystal Cathedral. We linked to a report on the conference written by Berit Kjos and we cited some pertinent comments from ex-New Ager Warren Smith. We want to call our readers' attention to today's headline story on WorldNetDaily, "What is Robert Schuller 'rethinking'? Crystal Cathedral conference accused of twisting biblical Christianity," and Warren Smith's accompanying article, "Rethinking Robert Schuller." And just in case this link is pulled, note the webpage where Robert Schuller is selling New Age Gerald Jampolsky's book Forgiveness, which is forewarded by Neale Donald Walsch who has written prolifically about his "conversations" with his New Age "God." This Rethink Conference is, according to these articles, a key convergence of New Age and emerging neo-Christianity. It is this, and more.

(9) Reinventing Rethinking - Update to the Rethinking Culture post by Herescope, 10/30/07
We happened upon the original Robert Schuller Rethink Conference materials that were posted a few months ago and noticed that the wording has changed in a way that sheds new light on the previous post that we put up earlier today.

(10) Robert Schuller – The Humpty Dumpty of Evangelicalism by Gary Gilley, Think On These Things, March 2008 - Volume 14, Issue 3
I could continue on documenting Schuller’s reworking of biblical terms and theology statements, but the reader gets the point.  By using the cherished words so precious to those who love biblical Christianity, he identifies with evangelicals.  By infusing those words with new meanings, meanings not in line with their Holy Spirit-inspired original intent, he changes the Christian faith to a man-centered belief wrapped around the core of self-esteem.  Through the manipulation of truth Schuller makes Christianity more palpable to the world, but at the same time he guts it of its true meaning. Schuller’s new reformation plays well with the unbeliever and the undiscerning Christian, but it does not line up with biblical truth. 

(11) Robert Schuller 33rd Degree Freemason by End Time Deception, 2000
There are a number of important "powerful" (in their own eyes) Christian clergymen, who are Freemasons. These men collaborate with each other. Once one of them is established in a famous ministry they use their established ministry to birth (to launch) someone else into prominence. This is an overview on Robert Schuller and his ties to this group.

(12) Schuller--The Real Leader by Warren Smith 
From chapter 6 of A "Wonderful" Deception.  Talks about Schuller being the real leader of the Purpose Driven movement.

(13) Megachurch Birthplace of 'Hour of Power' Files for Bankruptcy in California by Associated Press, 10/18/10
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. -- Crystal Cathedral, the megachurch birthplace of the televangelist show "Hour of Power," filed for bankruptcy Monday in Southern California after struggling to emerge from debt that exceeds $43 million. In addition to a $36 million mortgage, the Orange County-based church owes $7.5 million to several hundred vendors for services ranging from advertising to the use of live animals in Easter and Christmas services. The church had been negotiating a repayment plan with vendors, but several filed lawsuits seeking quicker payment, which prompted a coalition formed by creditors to fall apart, church officials said.

(14) Rev. Robert H. Schuller voted off Crystal Cathedral board by Nicole Santa Cruz and Scott Goldm Los Angeles Times, 7/4/11
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller has been ousted from the board of directors at the Crystal Cathedral, the Orange County megachurch he built into a televised empire after getting his start preaching from the roof of a drive-in theater, his son said Sunday night. Schuller, 84, stepped down from the pulpit five years ago and had long before ceded day-to-day control of the Garden Grove ministry, largely to his children and other relatives. There were conflicting reports about what had taken place between Schuller and the board members. But Robert Anthony Schuller said his father was ousted because he had proposed adding new members to the board, which he described as blighted by conflicts of interest.

(15) St. Callistus Catholic Church moves to Crystal Cathedral site by By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times, 7/1/13
St. Callistus families celebrate Mass on the former Crystal Cathedral grounds, embracing a new home nearly four times the size of their former place of worship. 


Karl Strader

(1) Will Dan Strader Get Out of Jail in 2004? received in an email 2/10/04
The Florida State prosecutors proved their case and convinced the jurors that Dan Strader, the son of the senior pastor Karl Strader, devised an elaborate scheme to attract cash in the real-estate and mortgage investments. He was selling the securities without a license and that the securities were unregistered. This was done in an organized method amounting to Racketeer-Influence and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO Act.

(2) Judge Denies Strader's Last-Chance Appeal Writ by Jeff Scullin, The Ledger, Published Saturday, March 27, 2004
After nearly a decade, a federal court ruling this week all but ended Daniel Strader's appeals of his 45-year prison sentence for cheating elderly investors out of millions of dollars.  Also, see this article and this  article.


Robert Tilton

(1) Robert Tilton by Inner-City Christian Discernment Ministry, 1999
"These are just eight examples of the occult practice of the Third Wave "point-of-contact" (a form of sympathetic magic)."

(2) Everything You Wanted To Know About Robert Tilton But Were Afraid To Ask by Inner-City Christian Discernment Ministry, 1999
Rev. Liichow graduated from Mr. Tilton's Bible School in the mid 1980's.  At that point in time Robert Tilton was one of the early mega-church Pastors, with a congregation of over 8,000 members.  Tilton was one of the first to make use of real-time satellite technologies and he gave a platform to many of the charismatic televangelists today, including Marilyn Hickey and others. Due to Rev. Liichow's personal knowledge of Mr. Tilton this book has an added "edge" to it.  It is fact-filled, fully documented and like all other ICCDM publications, it is the only book in print revealing the history and beliefs of this man.  Tilton is still on television today and he is still deceiving multitudes.  This is a fascinating look into the rise and fall of a Word of Faith movement "superstar."  The price is only $10.00, which includes shipping and handling.

(3) The "Second Coming" Of Robert Tilton by Sean Rowe, Dallas Observer, 1997
"A jet-settin' Scotch-sippin' Robert Tilton washes up in South Florida -- and he still wants your money."

(4) The Price Of Success by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 10/03
Robert Tilton's comeback.

(5) Disgraced Dallas televangelist Robert Tilton has new life, third wife in Miami by Scott K. Parks, The Dallas Morning News, 5/28/09
Notorious televangelist Robert Tilton left Dallas in disgrace more than a decade ago and has been quietly rebuilding his life in Miami.


Paula White

(1) Can Christians Buy A Miracle Like So Many "Christian" Leaders Teach?
For the most part Christian leaders are not outraged at this fleecing and manipulation, rather, they continue to support and endorse these "Christian" stations and false teachers, all to the detriment and hurt of God's precious children.  I pray that God will raise up men that truly care for the sheep more than they do for their own carnal influence.

(2) 22,000 Member Megachurch: "To H*** With Happy Holidays!" by Slice Of Laodicea, 12/05 (This article no longer online)
You might think this is a spoof but it is, unfortunately, reality. What an excellent witness the church is these days. Woman Preacher Paula White's megachurch, Church Without Walls, has now erected a huge banner the size of a semi-truck and has started a campaign with the slogan, and I quote, "To Hell With 'Happy Holidays'--Put Christ Back In Christmas".

(3) Paula White - False Teacher/Prosperity Preacher by Robert Wise, Forgotten Word Ministries, 12/05
You know Paula White may be sharing SOME true Gospel but she has tainted it with so much prosperity gospel that it is now spoiled.  As the Lord said, "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." Galatians 5:9

(4) Paul White: Unable To Blush by Jackie Alnor, Apostasy Alert, October 21, 2006
Paula White titled her October 16, 2006 broadcast of her daily television program Paula Today, "Discover God’s abundant life for you." She opened the show with this startling announcement of her upcoming guests: "Two of the greatest minds that have ever been raised up for such a time as this, are here to transform your mind, to take you to where you want to live." The queen of the Prosperity Gospel went on to recount her version of the Bible story of Joseph and his brothers, noting that Joseph had learned the wisdom of the world and God had prospered everything he touched. From that "Dr." White (she uses that title, though her doctorate is honorary from some unknown, and no doubt unaccredited, institution) concluded that if Christians would only learn the wisdom of this world, they too would prosper in every endeavor as well. 

(5) Dream Home Win Proves Too Good To Be True! by Michelle Bearden and Baird Helgeson The Tampa Tribune, Published: May 25, 2007
TAMPA - LaShonda Dupree heard the drum roll, saw the gleaming lights and the television cameras as she stood on stage at Without Walls International Church. She was a 20-year-old single mother of three with bad credit and an apartment she could afford only with government assistance. As the music crescendoed, she realized she'd won the top prize in an essay contest: a brand new, $100,000 house in Temple Terrace. "Congratulations on your new home!" Pastor Paula White told Dupree. "I don't know if you know this or not, but it's not just a house," Pastor Randy White informed the roaring crowd. "It comes with all the furniture inside, too." Dupree was jubilant, nearly in tears, as her children joined her onstage. "I was like, this is not real," Dupree recalled of the giveaway Nov. 17, 2002, at Without Walls' Lakeland campus.As it turns out, it wasn't.

(6) How Blatant Can It Get by Jackie Alnor, 6/2/07
A shocking, though not surprising, exposé on Paula White and her husband Randy ran May 20th in the Tampa Tribune newspaper. Another black eye for Christianity in the public eye. As the world sees these false representations of the Church, can we blame them for being cynical toward the Gospel message?

(7) Evangelist power couple is splitting up by Abe Levy,
San Antonio Express-News, Web Posted: 08/23/2007 10:51 PM CDT
TV evangelist Paula White, who is a frequent speaker at a San Antonio church where she recently formed a ministry partnership, and her husband, Randy, announced Thursday night that they plan to divorce after a nearly 18-year marriage. The split was made public during a Thursday evening service for their Tampa, Fla., congregation, Without Walls International Church, which they founded in 1991 and which became one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing churches.

(8) Paula White's Incredible False Teaching by Sandy Simpson, 10/31/07
Paula White made the following statement on TBN on 10/30/07 from a women's convention in Orlando, FL. "Anyone who tells you to deny your self is from Satan."

(9) Tampa's Without Walls Church For Sale by Baird Helgeson, Tampa Bay Online. 3/7/08
TAMPA Without Walls International Church, which faces a U.S. senator's scrutiny for possible abuse of its tax-exempt status, has put its Tampa sanctuary up for sale.

(10) Pastrix Paula White Faces Division Within The Walls by Ken Silva, 12/15/10
While rumors of an alleged affair with top level Word Faith heretic Benny Hinn, which you can read about in Benny Hinn Admits His Relationship With Paula White, do seem behind her, there now appears to be a crack in Without Walls International Church.

(11) Former pastor of Without Walls church, Randy White, arrested for drunk driving by Kristal Roberts, ABC Action News, 5/23/11
TAMPA - The  former megachurch pastor who once led a congregation of 22,000 at the Tampa ministry,Without Walls, was arrested Saturday night for driving under the influence, Tampa Police said.

(12) Paula White's Without Walls Sues Former Pastor for 'Stealing' Membersby Nicola Menzie, Christian Post, 8/20/11
Paula White's Without Walls International has filed a lawsuit against a former pastor from one of its sister churches for allegedly luring members from the congregation to his own place of worship.

(13) Sources Claim Paula White Set to Take Over Zachery Tims' Fla. Church - Speculation Arises That Paula White Will Take Over NDCC; Influential Bishop Alludes to 'Theft' by Nicola Menzie, Christian Post Reporter, 12/20/11
Accusations have been swirling since last week that Paula White, pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa, Fla., was not simply assisting Zachery Tims' megachurch in its search for a new senior pastor, but might actually be positioning herself to take charge at New Destiny Christian Center as its leader.

(14) Paula White: Deeper Into Deception by Bud Press, 1/21/12
In a YouTube video titled, Manasseh Jordan-Never Been Wrong Yet, Paula White is seen introducing Manasseh as a man "raised up by God" and the most "accurate" of prophets ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X81rDQCpTKU ). Beginning at 2:10 into the video, Manasseh is seen prophesying over Paula White. And, seated to White's left is none other than Manasseh's father, E. Bernard Jordan who, in his book, The Laws of Thinking, claims to be "God"  (http://www.christianresearchservice.com/Manasseh_Jordan3.htm).  Paula White's fellowship with a man who claims to be "God" only drives her deeper into deception and sin, and further away from the true God of the Bible. Those who fellowship with Paula White are in the same boat. But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:13). Additional articles on Manasseh and E. Bernard may be read at:
http://christianresearchservice.com/The_Prophetic_Movement.htm

(15) Pastrix Paula White Set To Be Crowned Queen? by Ken SIlva, 2/4/12
Paula White set to be ‘enthroned’ by Eddie Long’s Jewish ‘rabbi’ accused of being a fraud. We read: "Orlando, Fla. is abuzz with word that Rabbi Ralph Messer is allegedly coming to New Destiny Christian Center, founded by the late Zachery Tims, to make Paula White a ‘queen’ during a Super Bowl Sunday service. White’s ‘coronation,’ if it happens, is expected to be like the much-criticized ceremony hitting the Youtube rounds. (Online source)

(16) Elephant Room 2's T.D. Jakes' Spiritual Daughter Paula White In The News by Ken Silva, 3/31/12
While Osteen sugarcoats his Word Faith prosperity preaching by mixing in self-help jargon ala Robert Schueller, there is no doubt that Pastrix Paula White is basically a female version of T.D. Jakes. If you didn’t know, there’s good reason for this as White often speaks of Jakes as her “spiritual father,” which you can hear for yourself in Elephant In The Room: T.D. Jakes And Paula White. To point this out is not merely guilt by association.

(17) T.D. Jakes' Spiritual Daughter Paula Whites's Latest Lie To Fleece Her Flock by Ken Silva, 11/11/12
Now we turn to the latest example of the type of teaching White received at the feet of her mentor T.D. Jakes. As I previously explained, e.g. in Southern Baptist David Jeremiah Praises “Vision God” Gave To TBN’s Paul Crouch, a classic piece of warped WF mythology is “the law of sowing and reaping,” i.e. giving money to their ministry. You often hear them tell their flocks to “sow a seed” into their ministry in order that God is then obligated to return them more than they gave, as a “blessing.”

(18) Pastor Paula White Claims July Is 'Prophetically Designated for Victory Over Enemies;' Suggests $229 'Breakthrough Seed' Donation by CP Church & Ministry, 7/16/14
In a newsletter emailed to supporters this week, Florida pastor Paula White claims that God has shown her that "this is a season of victory for His people." The Christian minister also reveals a strong feeling "that a seed of $229 in accordance with 1 Chronicles 22:9 is a breakthrough seed for the month of July," and declares to recipients of her newsletter, "Do not hesitate to follow a prophetic instruction!"


Ed Young

(1) LETTER TO SOUTHERN BAPTIST PRESIDENT DR. FRANK PAGE REGARDING ONENESS PENTECOSTAL DR. T.D. JAKES PREACHING IN AN SBC CHURCH by Ken Silva, Apprising Ministries, 2006

The following is another letter I have written and sent to Dr. Frank Page the president of the Southern Baptist Convention concerning Ed Young, Jr. and Dr. Ed Young sharing the pulpit with Oneness Pentecostal Dr. T.D. Jakes during Creative Church Conference 2007 hosted by Fellowship Church (SBC), Grapevine, TX. where Young, Jr. is pastor.
(2) Pastor Ed Young Jr. - Equal Opportunity Pimping by Preacher Bureau of Investigations, 4/26/11
Pastor Ed Young Jr. may have taken the Doctrine of Pimping for Tithes were no other Pimp Preacher has ever gone before; “If you don’t pay tithes don’t come to church.” In a video of a sermon dated October 10,2010 Ed Young Jr. makes a very fiery plea to his congregation to pay tithes or walk out of the church. Even those who would normally defend the exploitive practice of paying tithes had to admit that he may have gone too far.
(3) Southern Baptist Ed Young, Jr. Advancing Word Faith Pastors At C3 2012 by Ken Silva, 2/23/12

YouTube videos showing Young promoting Word Faith teachers.


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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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