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

 by Sandy Simpson

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

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

by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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A Warning about Saturate 2020
by Sandy Simpson & Marco Quintana

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

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

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Should Biblical Churches Be Christocentric?
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Overseer
A Study Of Titus 1:6-11

by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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Jesus Cares
Jesus Cares for You
by Sandy Simpson

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n this article.

Read Passage: John 6:1-15

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

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

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

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

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Boykin DVD

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

compiled by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Two Lessons from Jonah
by Sandy Simpson

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

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What Does The Bible Teach About "Synergy"?

by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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Almost Saved
Almost Saved
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Walking the Waves

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

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

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

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A Short History of Dominionism
by Sandy Simpson

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

Dominionism is sparsely defined as follows: 

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

It is more closely defined this way: 

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

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

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Maturity Training
Maturity Training
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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Bill Johnson Quotes
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

This booklet is taken from this article

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

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

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

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Real Revival DVD
Real Revival
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

List of Practices Detestable To God

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

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

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

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

By Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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Seeds, Soil & Fruit
by Sandy Simpson

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Bad seeds from a bad tree yield bad fruit.

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

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

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

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

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

The good seed is the Word, the Gospel.

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

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

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

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

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

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"Glitter Christians"
by Sandy Simpson

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Glitter Christians. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Weight of Glory

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

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

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

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

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Christians who “turn away�? 
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Prophets for profit
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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"Mistake" or "Sin"?
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Holy Ghost IGNORED!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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Servant Authority
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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�Overtake you like a thief�
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Generic and Specific
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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The Ugly Side of Diaprax
by Sandy Simpson

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

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by Sandy Simpson

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

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Heal Thyself!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The New Panentheistic "God" Of Christendom
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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What Should I Say?
by Sandy Simpson

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

 Go to the Scriptures! 

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

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

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

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

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

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One of Satan�s Final Masquerades
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Attack Of The Enemy 
On The Churches
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Marks Of False Religion
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Universalism in the World 
has Permeated the Church
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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False Teachers Revisited
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Testing The Spirits 
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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How To Discern, Test & Judge Rightly
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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Karma (by any other name)
by Sandy Simpson

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According to Wikipedia: 

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

Mirram-Webster defines it this way:

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

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

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His Name, The Only Name
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Replacement Theology On Steroids
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Those Who Do Not Lead Christians to Maturity
by Sandy Simpson

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

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"... and all liars"
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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Night Marchers and UFOs on the Big Island 
by Sandy Simpson

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

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"They Will Believe 
The Lie"
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Critical Missiological Issue!

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

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The First Nations Movement 4-DVD Set

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

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

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

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

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

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Updated DVD!
The Question Of Dominion
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Shepherd Or Hireling?
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Testing Music In The Church
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Examine Yourselves & Hold On!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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"Blasphemizing" The Bible
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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Kingdom Now or Kingdom Come?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

This DVD series is a teaching based on this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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What's Up With Christian Bookstores?
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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

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

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The Extreme Prophetic
by Sandy Simpson

This DVD is a message based on this article.

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

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

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

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

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

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Lessons In Forgiveness
Great Study!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

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Letters To The Church
by Sandy Simpson

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

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Demolish Arguments!
by Sandy Simpson

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

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

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Important Video Information
On Benny Hinn!

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

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

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

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

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

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 expos� - 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 [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, 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

(125) True Origins Of The Prosperity Gospel Aka Word Faith Theology by Ken SIlva, 9/11/14 
The word-of-faith message developed simultaneously and parallel to the prosperity message, but its roots trace back through EW Kenyon to Christian Science, while prosperity�s roots trace back through Oral Roberts to Napoleon Hill. This article therefore only deals with the roots of the prosperity gospel which can be summed up as �give to God and He will give back to you� or �sowing and reaping�. (Word of faith is summed up in �name it and claim it� aka �blab it and grab it.�)

(126) CEO of Christian network GodTV - who set up business with his wife - steps down citing his own 'moral failure' in marriage by Paul Thompson, Daily Mail, 10/7/14 
The boss of a Christian TV network has stepped down from his role because of a �moral failure� in his marriage.
Rory Alec said he was handing over the running of God TV, a worldwide network that got its start in Britain, to his wife Wendy. He did not elaborate � but religious figures have quit similar positions in the past after having extramarital affairs.

(127) Christian Television - An Epic Spiritual Blight by Rick Frueh, 11/20/14 
But there is another season of darkness which crept silently over the evangelical landscape. It is called �Christian television� and the phrase has turned out to be only half accurate. Like a poison carrying bee, this brand of media has floated into millions of households and deposited its spiritual arsenic. It would be impossible to identify the depth of its impact or the profound negative impact it has had upon the visible church in the west. But to say it has been devastating would be an understatement.

(128) Advancement of the Empire (TBN) at Let Us Reason, 4/17/15 
BN UK, on Freeview, the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial television service that reaches 95 percent of the television households across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Christian Television Set to Blanket United Kingdom with January 5th Launch of TBN UK on Freeview"The Launch of TBN UK on Freeview Channel 65 will represent one of the single largest increases of faith television coverage in history." -- TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch �this will be the first time that over 65 million individuals across the British Isles will have access to a broad range of faith-and-family programming 24 hours a day.� If you thought Christianity had false teachers before, now comes even more opportunity from the ones that brought it all to your homes in the USA. This will increase the falling away exponentially as so many are exposed to false Christianity like never before.

(129) Success, Sorcery and Prosperity Gospel Dangers (Podcast) by Chris Lawson, 5/2/15 
A closer look at Quantum Faith, Positivism, Mind Power, Law of Success, Positive Confession, Creative Force and Money Preachers

(130) Hillsong leader caught practicing pagan idolatry? by ChurchWatch Central, 5/14/15 
Christine Caine put up this Instagram picture just a few days ago�. �Oh yes, I did lay my own hands on @joycemeyer bible & teaching notes & prayed for an impartation of that teaching anointing & revelation. It was a privilege & honor to shadow her this past week. Far more is �caught� than is ever �taught� in life!�

(131) Scientism, Sorcery and Word-Faith Movement Christianity by Chris Lawson, 8/6/15 
The dangerous lust for power and godhood! As more and more churches and Christian movements are being boldly deceived into embracing occult principles wrapped in Christian terminology, the discerning believer in Christ must not remain silent! Desiring to educate the local body of Christ about the necessity of biblical discernment in such times, this audio message was given at an informal small group study where Chris formerly served for 10 years as a fellow church planter and pastor. The delivery of this message is soft-spoken in tone and follows Chris�s small group study outline, based in part on a chapter from Dave Hunt�s 1985 book, The Seduction of Christianity (Used by permission from The Berean Call). The content of Hunt�s book - along with Chris�s message - applies today more than ever! As internationally recognized false teachers and false prophets disciple whole new crops of johnny-come-lately (newcomers/latecomers/recent adherents) imposters, it appears that the bulk of western Christianity is succumbing to the great apostasy. This audio will help equip the individual with Scripture and also warn of some of the dangerous principles being taught by �evil men [and women] and seducers� who are waxing �worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived� (2 Timothy 3:13).

(132) My People Love It So: Why There Must Be Yet Another Mystical Revival by Bill Randles, 12/16/15 
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. (I Cor. 11:19) If there wasn�t a false mystical revival, ala Lakeland, sooner or later someone would have to manufacture one.  Likewise a Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and flavor of the day, Todd Bentley. These people are not the authors of their respective heresies, (they are far less innovative than they realize).  They only embody them. They are the proponents of a false spirituality embraced by thousands of professing Christians around the world. They merely act out and express the false spirituality of their constituency, that is why no matter how many times these spurious revivals are discredited, as soon as another one breaks out there is a ready made congregation to joyfully participate in them. I am only echoing the prophet Jeremiah in His own day who lamented that: The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it? 

(133) Prophets for profit by Sandy Simpson, 12/21/15 
2 Cor. 2:17 "Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God." There are many false teachers on TV these days who peddle the word of God for profit.  They make promises of healing that do not come true by claiming if they are given a financial gift the person will receive healing and riches.  When what they promised does not happen the person is blamed that they did not have enough faith. This often destroys the faith of people who fall into the traps of these snake oil salesmen.  I have no problem with people charging for their materials if they cost to be produced, even though it is hoped that when a person cannot afford to pay for books and DVDs they will receive them free of charge.  But the charges levied on people for conferences and speaking engagements is often excessive.  A minister of God can ask for support and deserves it if they are being diligent in their study and proclamation of the Word.  But experiences and feelings often come with a price today and that is not right. 

(134) Prosperity preachers claim private planes prevent flying with 'demons' on commercial airlines at Understand the Times, 1/5/16 
Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis � both multi-millionaire preachers of the "name it and claim it" prosperity gospel � have taken to the air to explain their need for private luxury jets, in part because they travel to so many locations weekly, but also so they won't have to fly with "demons."

(135) The "Weight of Glory" by Sandy Simpson, 3/3/16 
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; (KJV) This is both an incredible source of hope for Christians who are downtrodden, and a source of escalating heresy in many churches.  It is critical that we understand what Paul was talking about when he wrote the phrase �weight of glory�.  Jacob Prasch has repeated this phrase in his teachings over the years � �A text, out of context, in isolation from co-text is always a pre-text."  A huge problem today is that individuals and movements tend to yank verses out of their context and build a cult of heresy around them.  This is called eisegesis or plugging your own ideas into the Scriptures instead of exegesis, gaining understanding and interpretation of the Bible by studying it in context and in the scope of the whole written Word.

(136) Ten Word of Faith Doctrines Weighed Against Scripture (Booklet) by Danny Frigulti, 4/28/16 
If you will look back at the various Word of Faith doctrines that have been exposed, you should scripturally discern the real Jesus didn�t teach any of these, nor did His apostles. These false faith doctrines are rampant worldwide. If you are involved with believing any of these unscriptural doctrines, you need to repent by renouncing them and exposing them. The leaven of false doctrine (Galatians 5:9) inflates deception which impairs abundant life in Jesus (John 10:10). False teachers and false prophets (Matthew 7:15-23) proclaim doctrines and a gospel not taught by the real Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4, 13-15).

(137) Dake�s Dubious and Diabolical teachings - his Bible commentary and other published works by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/6/16 
Most of the word faith nonsense comes from several sources, particularly one who was very influential, Finis Dake. He published in 1963 his Dake�sAnnotated Reference Bible with commentary on the Old and New Testaments. The Dake Bible is used by many Pentecostals and charismatics, and accepted by many in the word faith camp. His most serious of errors was on the nature of God and Christ and secondly on the nature of man.

(138) The Spirit of Anti Christ in the Church by Mike Oppenheimer, 10/9/16
Isa. 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. No word faith gods, messiahs in training. There is no other God but the actual ONE True Eternal God, and He wants to save you from your deception. If you claim to be a god then you have forfeited salvation because the first act of true worship is acknowledge that the real eternal God saved you and you worship the only true God. Jer.10:11: The Gods that have not made heaven and earth will perish. Anyone who claims to be a god, (little g or not) knows they have not created heavens and earth. They have no power to create anything with their words. This LIE that man is a god now in the church and must be dealt with harshly as the liar who first spoke this is coming to gather his little gods.

(139) The Hypocrisy of those who oppose you by UK Apologetics Library, 10/16/16 
Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

(140) The Word of Faith Fellowship (WOFF), in Spindale, North Carolina by Apologetics Index, 4/28/17 
The Word of Faith Fellowship (WOFF), in Spindale, North Carolina (USA), presents itself as a charismatic church aligned with the Word of faith movement. Pastor Jane Whaley, who believes that she alone receives messages from God, rules the church with an iron fist. The WOFF’s abusive practices (see, e.g., this information) show this church to be sociologically an abusive, cult-like church to such an extent that it should be considered a destructive cult theologically a cult of Christianity. Note the difference between theological and sociological definitions of the term ‘cult.’ Among other things, the WOFF church has: an unhealthy, unbalanced focus on demons, an unbiblical manner of addressing real or perceived demonization, and other unbiblical practices, including attempts to control people in various ways. The church has some 700 members at the Spindale location.

(141) Why can’t all believers do signs and wonders today just like the apostles did in the early church? by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/28/17 
We are NOT to listen to those who promote their opinion that we can do anything the apostles or Jesus did. And neither should we listen to those who claim that miracles no longer take place. What we need to hear is the word of God, the apostles teaching on this and what took place in the early church history and subsequently after.

(142) Is it God’s will to Heal EVERYONE? by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/13/17 
So many that believe it is God’s will to heal all and are not healed. Jesus healed people without them exercising faith and at other times he refused to do a miracle because of their intentional lack of faith, called unbelief (Mty.13:58). What did they not believe in? Him. Christ did not require faith for everyone to be healed. Faith was not always demanded as a precondition for one to receive a miracle. When faith was required, it was not just believing that one could be healed. Their faith was in the person of Christ.  Healings were done in numerous ways: by the person’s faith, by intercessory prayer of another or initiated by God Himself with no faith exercised by the person present. Jesus demonstrated his grace and mercy by healing. The Bible records Jesus actually doing more miracles in the absence of anyone exercising faith than with faith present. This is very significant considering the current teaching of faith being necessary for healing. Nowhere does the Scripture promise all are healed in this life.

(143) Panicked Kenneth Copeland Orders 15 Industrial Shredders From Amazon by The Babylon Bee, 5/4/17 
NEWARK, TX Having received a courtesy phone call from his friend Benny Hinn tipping him off to the federal government's crackdown on Hinn's ministry, a sweating, frantic Kenneth Copeland drove to his ministry headquarters Friday morning, sat down at one of his employees computers, and ordered 15 industrial paper shredders from Amazon, sources confirmed. The shredders will reportedly be used to destroy millions of compromising financial documents. They came for Benny, they're coming for me, the televangelist is said to have uttered as he typed "" into the web browser.

(144) Are Word of Faith Televangelists Misleading Millions? (Book) by Danny Frigulti, 6/9/17 
This book exposes numerous televangelists and authors (false teachers) by name who emphasize Word of Faith belief. Scripture is given to refute dozens of false doctrines on topics such as healing (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24), prosperity, faith, sickness, quantum faith, positive confession, creative visualization, the fourth dimension, the dual death of Jesus, and what Christ's death and resurrection provide. Also, false teachings on Dominion Theology, Communion, and "slain in the spirit" are exposed.

(145) Is Kay Arthur's accepting word faith teaching? by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/10/17 
Early on in my Christian walk the late 80’s I had learned from Kay founder of Precept Ministries. Her Bible induction method was one of many good ways to interpret Scripture. In 1992, Arthur published (through Harvest House) The International Inductive Study Bible which helped many tokeep studying the word and stay on target, rightly handling the word of God. She is the author of the Precept Upon Precept, an inductive Bible study program and numerous books such as Lord, Heal My Hurts, that offered some good Biblical teaching on healing. With this all said, along the way there has also been acceptance of some unbiblical teachings and mistakes in associations. Her endorsing Neil Anderson’s books The Bondage Breaker and Victory Over the Darkness which promoted an unbiblical view of spiritual warfare for Christians and the world. When A.D. 2000 began its ecumenical evangelization, Jay Gary and Robert Muller were participating, Kay Arthur also became one of the participants. Kay Arthur was one of the featured speakers at the women’s conference THRIVE: Becoming a Woman of Influence, where one of the other speakers was Joyce Meyer (2002). Or with Leonard Sweet who teaches a hybrid Christianity with the new age movement.  Kay has had partnered with teachers such as Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer in LifeWay’s Deeper Still women’s conferences (June 2011). Her association with Steve Furtick another false teacher  I’m not sure if all this comes from being influenced by the doctrine or by her friendships made with people that hold to the doctrine, but now I see she has accepted word faith teaching.

(146) Jesus said "ye are gods" by Mike Oppenheimer, 2/1/18 
The wrong interpretation of this statement and verse formerly been found in the cults is now rampant in the church by those who teach word faith doctrine and metaphysical teaching. It is identified as our being little gods.  Many are allowing misguided men to bring them in harmony with what the New Age and the Occult has promoted all along.

(147) The Current Occult Revival by Mike Oppenheimer, 2/26/18 
It’s been long understood that the new age movement teaches we are gods and uses various methods and techniques to discover or realize this. There is a developing trend that I find disturbing, and that is the use of the name I AM.  Read Part 1 & Part 2

(148) "Are ye gods" as Jesus spoke in Jn.10 - The new age lie by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/6/18 
What is the new age lie from the Bible that many accept today? New age teachers say we are on an evolutionary path upward to self realize what we really are. To be a higher conscious being like Jesus or Buddha, to become God. The idea that “ye are gods.�? The Bible makes it clear there only one God, all other gods are fake, false, and are counterfeits.  When one uses this scripture for them-self, they endorse the original lie given in the garden that caused man to fall. The same lie in the beginning to produce pride is being used in the end to lead many into a last days delusion.

(149) His stripes healed who when? by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/8/18 
When you come to Christ to be forgiven do you think of every sin that you committed and confess all your sins when you ask Jesus to forgive you? No, yet all your sins prior are forgiven. You are given a new start in life. Why then do the faith healers state everyone they must confess their healing separately? If sin causes our sickness, the same forgiveness from Jesus that heals us of our sin should heal our sickness. Why do you have to pray for healing separately from salvation? They insist Jesus’ crucifixion purchased your healing as it did forgiveness. If it did then our faith for salvation would be accompanied with healing of the body. If healing is in the atonement everyone should be healed by the same faith they were forgiven by, at the same time. If healing were a guarantee in the atonement as they claim than everyone would be physically healed at the same time they are spiritually healed (saved). But they are not.

(150) The Origin of the Word Faith movement: New thought Metaphysicians by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/20/18 
We have an intrusion of New Age concepts being accepted as Bible teaching today and it is changing the meaning of the words of the Bible and it is changing the church. The very things so many of us escaped from out of the New Age have found a resting place in the church. We are told that the devil is copying God (as Copeland tried to make the case in visualization). That's a hard sell when we have a long history of occultists using these concepts before the church became open-minded  having clever men consider them or Chirstianize their use. So where are we ? We are like a ship loose from its moorings that can still see the shore, but if this continues the shore will no longer be seen and we will be sailing in very different waters.

(151) What is the true Gospel? (Video) by James Jacob Prasch, 7/18/18

(152) 4 in 10 Evangelical Churchgoers Say Their Church Teaches Prosperity Gospel at Understand the Times, 9/1/18
About four in 10 evangelical Christians say they attend a church where they're taught elements of prosperity gospel, according to a poll. In a survey released at the end of July, LifeWay Research found that 41 percent of Christians with evangelical beliefs either somewhat or strongly agree that their church "teaches that if I give more money to my church and charities, God will bless me in return." By comparison, only 38 percent of all Protestant respondents agreed with that statement, while 57 percent of Protestants disagreed. Meanwhile only 26 percent of Protestant churchgoers agreed that "to receive material blessings from God, I have to do something for God."

(153) The True Origins of the Prosperity Gospel by CWM Fellowship, 10/22/18
The prosperity message has mutated into many variants that all share certain common traits and roots. A closely related teaching to the prosperity message is the “word- of-faith�? teaching with its erroneous views on faith. Many regard these errors as the same thing and while they are related and claim to produce the same fruit, their doctrinal and historical roots differ. The word-of- faith message developed simultaneously and parallel to the prosperity message, but its roots trace back through EW Kenyon to Christian Science, while prosperity’s roots trace back through Oral Roberts to Napoleon Hill. This article therefore only deals with the roots of the prosperity gospel which can be summed up as “give to God and He will give back to you�? or “sowing and reaping�?. (Word of faith is summed up in “name it and claim it�? aka “blab it and grab it.�?)

(154) Christianity - entering the danger zone by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/3/19
Some are oblivious to the current state the Church is in, others ask how did this happen. Why is there such a proliferation of false teachers in the church? Putting aside Bible prophecy being fulfilled, we, the church have enabled them, even encouraged them because they receive little or no consequences to their blatant false teaching. One needs to be careful whom they choose as teachers they learn from. The first line for detection is who they claim Jesus is. Is he God come in the flesh? Some claim he is God but say he came as a man not God, which means the incarnation of God is missing. There are those who are saying Jesus is the eternal God but came to earth as a man (Bill Johnson) He emptied Himself of His divinity and became a man. Or he never claimed to be deity (Copelands) “Jesus didn't come as God, he came as a man” (Creflo Dollar and Kenneth Copeland) Jesus affirmed his deity constantly, by his action and by the Scripture being fulfilled. He said he came from above, by the very term “The Son of God” it means he has the same nature as his Father. (the “only begotten” being unique, the only man who is God) God can’t stop being God in any way. Mal.3:6 “I the Lord do not change” William Branham taught, “He lived as a man until He was baptized by John, at Jordan.” “He was Jesus when He was born. But when the Holy Ghost came upon Him after His baptism, He was anointed with God. God was in Him.”

(155) The Doctors of Deception by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/26/19
Titles are used today by some of the most insidious false teachers to make them look legit, to impress the people. We should not be fooled by titles, we should judge the content of their teaching by the word of God. There are diploma mills that give honorary degrees to those who would be a benefit to be part of a University. It also give credence to the recipient. Jesus spoke of those religious men who loved to be noticed.

(156) When the Gospel is not God's doctrine (DVD) by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/5/19
Does word faith teaching have the message of salvation? How important is doctrine? Today many ignore what is written and use it only as a principle or example and reshape the Word to their own revelation, what they want it to say. God the Father sent the Son of God to earth to become man whose main purpose was to die for our sins. Many in the word faith movement do not believe Jesus was deity on earth; instead He left His deity when He became man. They also teach that Jesus suffered every sin that mankind did, on the cross and then became a sinner to suffer in hell for our salvation. That he was born again in Hell to redeem us.  Is the word faith gospel the same Gospel given in the Bible? No, It is not. This DVD focuses on the points in the word faith movement of who Jesus is and how he redeemed us. We show the main promoters of this hideous doctrine. With PP and many audio and video clips we show by their own words they have a different gospel and defend their view as if it is the Bibles.

(157) Is James MacDonald the Next Jim Bakker? Allegations of Secret Budget Grow as Pastor Prepares Comeback by Jackie Alnor, 6/6/19
What do spies and televangelists have in common? Financial secrecy. Taxpayers and donors have little access to relevant financial information about their operations. But there are whistleblowers and bloggers willing to reveal financial secrets. Edward Snowden leaked documents showing that $52.6 billion funded 16 intelligence agencies in 2013. Journalist Julie Roys recently broke the news story of pastor James MacDonald’s extravagant compensation from Harvest Bible Chapel: “In 2018, Harvest reportedly paid MacDonald $80,000 per month ($50,000/month in regular salary and $30,000/month in deferred compensation) for a total of $960,000 per year.” Even more troubling was the existence of secret church budget: “This budget reportedly comprised about 20-percent of Harvest’s total budget and was kept secret from all but top church staff and the former elder executive committee.”

(158) ‘Christian’ Television in Light of Bible Prophecy (Reprint from Scattered Sheep blogspot Oct. 12, 2012) by Jackie Alnor, 6/16/19
“Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.” – Romans 16:17-18 The Apostle Paul says to avoid those who serve themselves, use smooth words, and deceive the hearts of those who are not grounded in God’s word and promote false doctrine and are offensive. They bring division in the church because error divides. Those who do not want to join in with false teachers or who warn others not to support them are labeled by the majority as the divisive ones, but Scripture commands us to note them and avoid them. The division is caused by those who flatter to gain an advantage over others, not the voices of opposition to their pernicious ways. Any Christian with spiritual eyes to see the signs of the times does not doubt that we are in the final minutes of the Armageddon Clock. The countdown actually began as soon as the Church was birthed. The Apostle John in his second epistle said “it is the final hour” and that was almost 2,000 years ago. In Romans, Paul tells us “that knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we first believed.” We’re fast approaching the perilous times the apostles said would happen before the rapture of the bride and the judgment of the planet. There are perils increasing on every front: political, social, moral, economical, technological. Wars and rumors of war, earthquakes, famine, pestilence – you name it, we’re seeing it. These birth pangs are increasing and there’s no turning back until they run their course. But as the church in the last days, we’re in collective denial of the dangers on the spiritual landscape. The ten virgins in the parable of the coming of the Bridegroom were all asleep when He came – reminiscent of how the apostles slept while Jesus sweat blood in the Garden of Gethsemane. Even enthusiasts of eschatology can see clearly the signs of the times all around us, but when it comes to the prophesied condition of Christendom before the Parousia, many cannot connect the dots. Those who do not believe in a Premillennial view of Bible prophecy and deny we’re in the end times, by virtue of their blindness to the fact, are sitting ducks for the deceptions the Bible warns us about regarding these perilous times.

(159) Get What You Want THrough Prayer? (Video) by The Berean Call, 7/2/19
Welcome to our series of discussions about Dave Hunt’s book An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith. As we’ve mentioned in our last few programs, the term “faith” as it’s viewed today hardly seems to go with the word “serious.” For most people, faith is simply another term for “wishful thinking.” But that’s not the way the Bible describes it. According to Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In Acts 1:3, we’re told that Jesus showed Himself alive after his passion by “many infallible proofs, being seen of the disciples 40 days,” and so forth.

(160) "Send" What? What kind of revival is this? by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/18/19
While the Send made its cause evangelism in its application it was hardly anything related to it. The gospel that is being preached by many of the speakers is false, the Jesus is “another Jesus” (2 Corinthians:11:4) All one has to do is look at Benny Hinn and Rodney Browne and Bill Johnson’s statements that Jesus was not deity on earth, but a man, which completely denies the incarnation. In this way Kenneth Hagin was right when he said we are as much an incarnation as Jesus is. For to them Jesus was not God in the flesh. Which means he, and the others do not understand “the mystery of godliness.” So when The Send exhorts 50,000 young attendees to take the gospel to the ends of the earth, which one is it? For many were word faith and deny Jesus purchased our redemption and completed it on the cross. There were still 3 days of torture for Jesus who became a satanic human and was in hell  to redeem us. One was left to interpret their hearing the speakers, with no clear declaration by the speakers of the gospel. Speakers like Francis Chan, Lou Engle, Todd White, Bill Johnson, Mike Bickle… what was missing on their website was Benny Hinn and Rodney Browne who were both there and called on fire on the 50,000 youth attendees. Browne said “fire is already falling on your mouth and your hands” just like the Latter Rain of William Branham.

(161) Coveting Blasphemers by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/19/19
From a hundred dollar seed to thousand dollar seed they entice the people with many words to give to them to get a blessing. Lifting words from the Bible they become wordsmiths and change its meaning for gain. Speaking of 3 billionaires, Copeland states “since I’m one of them it will only leave only 2 more”….but I’m not one of those three since I’m already am one, I’ve already appropriated and been walking in that a looong time… now don’t tell them senators this,… that last time we totaled it up which been some time ago this ministry since its been in operation 41 years this month… there has been over a billion, three come into this ministry since it went into operation (applause). He then says he is a billionaire not because of what came in but because the Lord said “I want you to confess the billion flow – as long as you were in the million flow you were winning millions you go into the billion flow you win billions” So I said yes sir , I believe and I receive it and its been number of years ago and I have confessed that I’m in the billion flow and that I am a billionaire In the kingdom of God” (audio on file). This is what the church has done, they made one of the worst false teachers in its history- a billionaire. He has convinced himself that God told him to confess it into reality. I don’t think I need to go into the anti - Biblical teaching he is promoting as from God, one can read our archives. But a sober reminder " And I say this with all respect so that it don't upset you too bad, but I say it anyway. When I read in the Bible where He says I AM, I just smile and say, 'Yes, I AM too.'" (Believers Voice of Victory broadcast July 9 1987) Benny Hinn takes it even further by tellingChristians to chant "I AM." "Don't tell me you have Jesus. You are everything He was and everything He is and ever shall be.....Don't say, 'I have.' Say , 'I AM, I AM, I AM, I AM, I AM.' (Our Position in Christ #2-The Word Made Flesh audiotape Side 2 1991 That is exactly what the Bible calls blasphemy. It is God's enemies that apply his name to themselves for only they have that kind of arrogance. These mens sense of importance is completely out of proportion. These men's sense of importance is completely out of proportion.

(162) Fire on you - Your fired by Mike Oppenheimer, 9/15/19
We read in Luke 9:52 Jesus wanted to go to Jerusalem, Jesus sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him, but they did not receive Him. Luke 9:53-56 “And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?" But He turned and rebuked them, and said, "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them." What does this tell us? Fire from heaven (which is what we hear today from revivalist who do not understand the Bibles words or meaning) is destruction, that it is not Jesus intent as he reaches out to people to follow him. Instead, he wants to save. How he does this is by the gospel, a message; the message he gave authority to all to speak that will save people from their sins. One must first believe the message themselves to give it to others. Nearly everywhere we read of fire in the Scripture, it is not a good thing.  Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(163) Those who Deny the Deity of Christ “the only begotten Son” by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/28/19
There are those who deny the only begotten son, which always affects the Trinity teaching, affecting the person of Jesus.  Kenneth Copeland who is copied by many says " Jesus is no longer the only begotten Son of God... Jesus is known as the first begotten from the dead. If there is a firstborn, then there has to be a secondborn, a thirdborn, a fourthborn , etc." (Copeland: "Now Are We in Christ Jesus", p.24, Kenneth Copeland Publications, Texas. 1980,)  “… he’s no longer called the only begotten son of God .” No, no, he’s called the firstborn son of God, the first begotten of many brethren and we are the fullness of him.” (Kenneth Copeland, guest on Benny Hinn’s January 28, 2004 broadcast This is Your Day telecast.)  Larry Huch and Paula White discussing Jesus as the high priest, and that we have a priestly anointing take a hard left turn as Huch actually says what Copeland teaches “Jesus is not the only begotten son of God, he is not, I’m a son of God, White interjects he is the firstfruits (which refers to be first human to be resurrected to eternal life) Huch he is the firstfruit, the firstborn of many. (  Is Jesus no longer the only begotten son? A term used for him before he was born. They apparently do not understand what the Bible says of the Son of God being unique. They demote him to be like them, adopted sons instead of the Son with the Father.  Again this term is in reference to deity, his uniqueness.1 John 4:9 God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”

(164) False teachers copying the words from other false teachers Part 1 by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/26/19
Most think Kenneth Hagin and Kenneth Copeland are the originators of the word faith teachings that we have today. But they actually copied William Branham, and Branham was influenced by new thought teacher E.W. Kenyon, Finis Dake and others by those whom he associated with from the Azusa Revival. There is no question that Kenneth Hagin took portions of E. W. Kenyon’s teachings, yet being a contemporary with Branham we find striking similarities with him as well. Before there was Hagin there was Branham. Many of these same topics he taught by Branham for over 20 years in his teachings.

(165) False teachers copying the words from other false teachers Part 2 by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/6/20
What Branham said is copied by many more than Copeland, Hagin, Creflo Dollar. The whole word faith movement copied his heresies, and he copied many of them from Finis Dake, from Kenyon and others unbiblical teachings. If the root of a tree is bad, the fruit will be also. If you are learning from these men you are ingesting bad fruit and it leads you away from accurate knowledge of the Word not toward it.

(166) Karma Versus Sowing And Reaping — What’s The Difference? by Christian Research Network, 1/14/20
“The principle of karma burdens people with an unknown amount of effort throughout an unknown number of life cycles in order to attain a supposed state of bliss called nirvana. Yet, the Bible encourages us that the one true God will right all wrongs and bring about complete justice in his perfect timing.”(Lee Ann Trees – Beautiful Christian Life) Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap (Gal. 6:7) If people reap what they sow, why do we see so many instances where justice is not carried out in this world? The principle of karma has an answer for this dilemma: people will eventually be paid back with good or evil in future reincarnations for the deeds they have done in the past. The Bible also has a response to the injustice we see around us: God will enact perfect justice, but it won’t come about until the end of this present age (Rev. 20:11–1)

(167) And I Shall Be As God - The Big Lie: Men and Their Claims of Deity by G. Richard Fisher, 2/1/20
A. W. Tozer observed, ‘‘What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.’’1 The late cult apologist, Walter Martin, refashioning the Four Spiritual Laws made popular by Campus Crusade for Christ, had his Two Spiritual Laws: 1) There is only one God, and 2) You’re not Him. To most, it is a logical proposition. No human is timeless and eternal with the ability to create from nothing. No human controls the universe. All humans are mortal and passing. The Bible is very clear that all of us are simply the ‘‘offspring of God’’ (Acts 17:28-29), meaning we are just creatures created by Him and that each one of us is part of the human family. We are mortal and only God Himself is eternal and immortal. However, some people have made the claim that they are indeed God on earth.

(168) A Different New Covenant: The teaching of Jesus went to hell for your sins by Mike Oppenheimer, 2/9/20
Almost unanimously with one voice the word faith teachers says Jesus went to hell to complete the new covenant. Creflo Dollar says you better hope he suffered there because if he didn’t you will. Not only does the Bible teach Jesus didn’t go to hell (and suffer to complete the new covenant) but that it is not possible to send a righteous man, the only righteous and sinless man there to suffer. This not only contradicts the Bibles words but common sense and logic. This does not register with these men who have their focus on a event that never happened and instead make it to be Biblical truth. This is a fantasy gospel of man.

(169) "Satan cannot do miracles!"- Does the Bible teach this? by Mike Oppenheimer, 2/23/20
Too many say this unbiblical statement ‘Satan can’t perform miracles’. The Bible says he can, he also counterfeits and invents doctrine to support what he does. “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” (Rev.13:11-14). He deceives people by his miracles which he does have power to do. There are miracles take place in the cults, the Occult and other religions (also by shamans, witchdoctors, gurus and spiritualists,) To take the position that miracles are from God 100 percent of the time opens one to deception.

(170) Coronavirus + Televangelists = Deadly Mix by Trinity Foundation, 4/15/20
As the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has grown, televangelists and so-called prophets have exploited the tragic health situation with false prophecies and fundraising appeals. The Apostle Paul urges believers to test prophecies in 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21. Let’s take a look at some of them. On February 28th the Elijah List published a prophecy from TBN personality Shawn Bolz. The headline turned out to be a lie: “The Lord Showed Me the End of the Coronavirus – The Tide Is Turning Now!” Since issuing that prophecy, the number of reported coronavirus cases has more than doubled and more than tripled in the US. The tide hasn’t turned yet. Bolz isn’t alone in promoting this false narrative that the coronavirus is ending rapidly because of divine intervention. On the same day the Elijah List posted Bolz’s prophecy, it also published Danny Steyne’s article “Coronavirus: The Pandemic Is to Be Faith, Not Fear.”

(171) The false prophets of Covid19 by Mike Oppenheimer, 4/17/20
The Latter rain prophets are giving false words to the church like never before.  Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

(172) New York attorney general orders televangelist Jim Bakker to stop selling 'silver' coronavirus cure at Fox News, 4/19/20
A federal judge in Florida has ordered a self-described church to stop selling a bleach-based supposed coronavirus cure. Prosecutors filed the motion in a South Florida court, requesting a temporary restraining order against the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing. The complaint argues that the “church” cures are dangerous and that the “church” is in fact a secular organization. The organization markets a “Miracle Mineral Solution” as a cure for a number of diseases, including allergies, blood infections, influenza, lyme disease and, most recently, coronavirus. The MMS contains chlorine dioxide, which the FDA has warned will turn into bleach when mixed with other things. Additionally, the group has no testing or clinical review to support its claims. The website redirects to a blog maintained by “Jim Humble,” who lists a number of “facts,” including: “The FDA and other government agencies have written articles branding chlorine dioxide as extremely poisonous, except they have praised its use on food.”

(173) A Louisiana pastor who defied coronavirus orders is asking people to give their stimulus money to the church at CNN, 4/20/20
(ACT Note: We do not watch CNN because of the volume of fake news there.  But this story, as far as reporting goes, seems to have the facts straight.  Of course it also exposes their anit-Christian bias.  It also exposes false brethern as horrible examples to the world.) A Louisiana pastor who defied state orders and repeatedly held large church services during the coronavirus pandemic is now asking congregants to donate their stimulus checks to the church. Pastor Tony Spell launched what he called the #PastorSpellStimulusChallenge, asking Americans to donate their government stimulus checks to evangelists, missionaries and music ministers who he said have not received offerings in over a month. He said he, his wife and his son have all donated their checks, and added that those without a church can donate through his website.

(174) Louisiana pastor again holds church services, defying house arrest orders at News Break App, 4/27/20
A Louisiana pastor is holding services in his church again, defying house arrest orders that followed an assault charge. Tony Spell was charged last week after his decision to hold mass gatherings defied public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic.

(175) Those who Deny the Deity of Christ “the only begotten Son” by Mike Oppenheimer, 5/25/20
There are those who deny the only begotten son, which always affects the Trinity teaching, affecting the person of Jesus. Kenneth Copeland who is copied by many says " Jesus is no longer the only begotten Son of God... Jesus is known as the first begotten from the dead. If there is a firstborn, then there has to be a secondborn, a thirdborn, a fourthborn , etc." (Copeland: "Now Are We in Christ Jesus", p.24, Kenneth Copeland Publications, Texas. 1980,) “… he’s no longer called the only begotten son of God .” No, no, he’s called the firstborn son of God, the first begotten of many brethren and we are the fullness of him.” (Kenneth Copeland, guest on Benny Hinn’s January 28, 2004 broadcast This is Your Day telecast.) Larry Huch and Paula White discussing Jesus as the high priest, and that we have a priestly anointing take a hard left turn as Huch actually says what Copeland teaches “Jesus is not the only begotten son of God, he is not, I’m a son of God, White interjects he is the firstfruits (which refers to be first human to be resurrected to eternal life) Huch he is the firstfruit, the firstborn of many. ( Is Jesus no longer the only begotten son? A term used for him before he was born. They apparently do not understand what the Bible says of the Son of God being unique. They demote him to be like them, adopted sons instead of the Son with the Father.

(176) An Examination Of The Word-Faith Movement by Mike Ratliff, 10/23/20
Who’s the one actually sneaking around? It sure isn’t God. This is enough for now. We have only scratched the surface here. We haven’t yet looked at how these folks twist what our beloved Saviour did on the cross and why. What should be very disturbing to us is that these people are what the world sees and thinks is Christian. They are on Television constantly with their hands out asking for money. It should be very disturbing to any genuine believer that God is treated like this. Who else could be behind that but the father of all lies? Read Part 1 & Part 2.

(177) “And I Shall Be As God” – The Big Lie: Men and Their Claims of Deity by G. Richard Fisher, 10/28/20
A. W. Tozer observed, ‘‘What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.’’1 The late cult apologist, Walter Martin, refashioning the Four Spiritual Laws made popular by Campus Crusade for Christ, had his Two Spiritual Laws: 1) There is only one God, and 2) You’re not Him. To most, it is a logical proposition. No human is timeless and eternal with the ability to create from nothing. No human controls the universe. All humans are mortal and passing. The Bible is very clear that all of us are simply the ‘‘offspring of God’’ (Acts 17:28-29), meaning we are just creatures created by Him and that each one of us is part of the human family. We are mortal and only God Himself is eternal and immortal. However, some people have made the claim

(178) Promises, promises, assuring you no suffering, no persecution, only blessing by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/3/20
Because the Church has not applied carrying our cross as a way of life, a new message of prosperity and abundance has substituted it. Instead of a message to deny self, it is a message of gain. Both Carnal and immature believers are attracted to this. Our true spiritual growth is quenched as we feed the fires of the flesh and its desires – and not the Spirit. Selfishness, worldliness quenches His Spirit and blocks you from hearing the Word that convicts your heart to change you. Today we find the promotion of the poor desiring to be rich and the rich justifying their opulence. Their wealth is proof of their spiritual condition. They are being trained to covet and call it their spiritual right thus proving they are Laodiceans who think they are rich but are instead poor. In fact in Rv. 3:17 Jesus says to them of their spiritual condition because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'--and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked-

(179) $78.6 Million In Government Guaranteed Loans Given To Televangelists by Christian Research Network, 12/21/20
“Trinity Foundation compiled a spreadsheet [there’s a link in the article on the site] of televangelists, churches, religious broadcasters and parachurch organizations receiving PPP loans, along with notes about various organizations’ spending practices, jet ownership and scandals.” (Trinity Foundation)  For months, Trinity Foundation has investigated televangelists receiving Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans. Our findings: At least $78.6 million in loans were given to religious TV networks, independent religious TV stations, TV preachers, and churches/media ministries with national TV programs.  The total would exceed $82 million if we include churches with 24/7 streaming channels in the same class as television.Trinity Broadcasting of Texas received a loan of $3.3 million even though its parent organization may have close to $500 million invested in securities. Word of God Fellowship, better known as Daystar Television Network, purchased a Gulfstream G-V jet days after being approved for a loan, but claim they used money from an old investment to purchase the jet. In October, Daystar sold its older Gulfstream G-IV. Daystar president Marcus Lamb has used the new ministry jet for personal travel such as family vacations while conducting religious events and attending political functions.

(180) Ed Tarkowski: Writings Now Posted Online in New Location by Sarah Leslie, 6/23/21
Before there was a Herescope blog there was Herescope a column in our 1990s magazine The Christian Conscience. One of the first writers for this column was Ed Tarkowski, who wrote a 6-part expose of Rodney Howard-Browne and the so-called “laughing revival.” He would go on to become one of the early discernment researchers and later posted a collection of his articles on the Internet. This research is still current, as religion and politics continue to coalesce HERE. For research history on Browne, see HERE. After Ed’s passing in 2012, his wife Mary maintained his writings posted online. When Mary passed away Ed’s daughter contacted me and said the website would be going down. She graciously gave Sandy Simpson (Deception in the Church) and me (Herescope) permission to post Ed’s writings online. Sandy immediately posted Ed’s original material on his site and it can now be accessed at:

Updated! (181) Andrew Wommack’s Unbiblical distorted interpretations of Scripture by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/16/21
Mr. Womack is very confident as he speaks so ever softly to enlarge your soul with the not so subtle Biblical errors and heresies he has come to conclude in. Mr. Wommack is a word faith teacher and a huge fan of Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland and Charles Capps, etc. (probably Branham also). 90% of his teachings are the same as these men. What he does avoid is the blatant outlandish prosperity promises that are what many see as statements of greed. In fact, Wommack is a disciple of false teacher Kenneth Copeland, and Copeland prophesied giving him the anointing to be a prophet. If you know anything about Copeland, he is the top tier of false teachers who brags to be the first Christian billionaire. Copeland denies Jesus was God in the flesh and at the same time says we are little gods just like the devil teaches. On this matter alone Wommack should be avoided, but there is so much more.  Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.

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 

(2) Ernest Angley Series (Audio) by Bob Dyer, Akron Beacon Journal, 10/13/14 
For 40 years members many have been in bondage to the false teaching of Ernest Angley.  Many left the church and started talking.   Others began to speak up and eventually someone spoke to the Akron-Beakon Journal. Start here with the audio or read the article

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".

(13) John Bevere's - Basic teachings to be aware of by Mike Oppenheimer, 6/22/15 
John Bevere has been in ministry for over 30 years, His ministry Messenger International is a para-church organization founded in 1990 by John and Lisa Bevere in Orlando, Florida which sends teaching tools out to churches. In 2001, the ministry moved to Colorado Springs. His website has very little posted about himself and has no statement of faith (as of 4.15: which is always a concern). Where did he get his biblical training? Apparently he worked with Benny Hinn for a number of years in Benny Hinn�s church. There are echoes of Hinn�s teaching all through his teaching.  Read Part 1 & Part 2.

Marcus Bishop

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

(2) WOLF ALERT! Name: Marcus Bishop. Location: Panama City Beach, FL by Whatsup?, 3/12/15 
It's time to expose this Wolf in Sheep's clothing as he is right here, under my nose, in Panama City Beach! �I am a follower of Jesus. I practice Buddhism. I am a student of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and I am a student in miracles and more than anything I am passionate about a path of reality that manifests in love and peace." Marcus Bishop 

(3) Florida Church Popular for Hosting Nude Spring Break Parties With 'Sexiest Ladies on the Beach' Loses Tax-Exempt Status by Samuel Smith, The Christian Post, 3/17/15 
A church on the gulf coast of Florida has lost its tax-exempt status after authorities discovered that its building was being used to host nude parties with "the sexiext ladies on the beach" and served as an after-hours nightclub to avid college party-goers visiting the town while on spring break. Beginning on Feb. 28, the Panama City Church Life Center: A Spiritual Community, run by pastor Markus Bishop, opened its doors to the Spring Break crowd by hosting a week-long event, which has been labeled as "Spring Break Amnesia: The Tabernacle." According to a schedule for the tabernacle obtained by the Panama City News Herald, events hosted in the church included a "slumber" party with a dress code of pajamas and lingerie, an "anything but clothes" party, a "Mardi Gras" themed party where the schedule asks "what will you do for your beads?" The week-long event also included the "wet and wild" party, a rave-style event, and was capped off with an all-night-long party on Friday.

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/, 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).� 

(19) The True Legacy of Jan Crouch March 14, 1938 - May 31, 2016 by Jackie Alnor, 6/1/16 
Jan Crouch, 78, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the largest 'Christian' network on the planet went to her reward this morning after suffering a stroke. TBN has been using the false teaching of the Word/Faith - Give-to-Get - Seed Faith - scheme to con Christians out of their money since 1974. Jan died with 14 lawsuits pending against her whistle-blower granddaughter, Brittany Crouch Koper, costing TBN donors multiple millions of dollars.

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 2and 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

(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.

(14) Creflo Dollar Says Myles Munroe Came to Him in a Dream Three Days After He Died and He Was Leading His Own Funeral by The Christian Post, 12/15/14 
Popular televangelist and founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar, revealed at a national memorial service for renowned pastor and motivational speaker Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth, in the Bahamas that the revered preacher appeared to him in a dream three days after the deadly crash that killed the beloved couple and seven others last month.

(15) Dollar Insanity� Treasures on Earth by Trinity Foundation, 3/14/15 
Way back in 2005, Creflo Dollar�s �blab-it-grab-it� mentor, Kenneth Copeland, convinced quite a few donors to contribute to his ministry�s purchase of the world�s then-fastest private jet, the Cessna Citation 750 a/k/a the �Citation X� for only a cool $20 million�which Copeland uses regularly to travel to his Steamboat Springs resort home. Now the �name-it-claim-it� doctrine has struck again!  The aptly named Dollar is �believing� for a whopping $65M to buy one of the now-world�s fastest, longest range, most luxurious private jets, the Gulfstream G650�if only 200,000 donors will give his ministry $300 each!??  Check out Christian Post reporter, Leonardo Blair�s article �

(16) Pilot Rips Claim by Creflo Dollar Ministries That It Needs $65 Million Luxury Airplane to Carry '100,000 Pounds of Food' by Leonardo Blair, The Christian Post, 3/17/15 
David Graham, Global Express aircraft captain with Advanced Air Management, which "specializes in the management of long-range business jets owned by individuals and entities desiring the opportunity to offset the cost of ownership through private charter," decried the explanation by Dollar's media representative as nonsense in an email message to CP late Friday. "The G650 MAX RAMP WEIGHT is 99,600# then add 4,000# for the G650ER. IT CANNOT CARRY 12 PEOPLE AND 1000,000 # OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES LIKE THE COMMENTER SAYS!!!! CREFLO IS A CROOK AND SCAMMIN (sic) HIS CHURCH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!!!" wrote an incensed Graham.

(17) Creflo Dollar Shuts Down Campaign for $65 Million Jet; Will Now Focus on 'Spreading the Gospel' by Leonardo Blair, The Christian Post, 3/19/15 
After a bruising weekend handling ferocious backlash over his campaign to acquire a $65 million Gulfstream G650 airplane with planned donations of $300 or more from 200,000 people, controversial televangelist and founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar has completely abandoned the idea and will only consider acquiring one in the future if it's "properly priced."

(18) The Devil is trying to discredit Dollar! by Trinity Foundation, 4/25/15 
This past Sunday, prosperity preacher Creflo Dollar went ballistic and lambasted his critics�note that the first few words out of his mouth attributed the entirety of the criticism to the devil. Several weeks ago, Dollar removed his website�s princely request��Project G650 Campaign� asking two million of his supporters to pony up $300 each in order to help him buy a $65 million jet. But, just when we thought that Dollar was either returning to earth or at least succumbing to pressure; he took the opportunity in front of his cheering church members to sharply criticize the many that thought this was an unreasonable request and justify his �dream� for the world�s most luxurious private jet. Dream on Mr. Dollar. The only problem with your dreams, Mr. Dollar, is that they impoverish the people who least can afford it. We are tempted to publish our 2007 report to the US Senate Finance Committee about Creflo Dollar.  Should we?

(19) CBS This Morning exposes Creflo Dollar�s self-indulgence� �Almighty Dollar� by Trinity Foundation, 5/22/15 
Thank you CBS This Morning for helping expose Dollar�s madness.  Yesterday, CBS� morning program, CBS This Morning, ran a piece about Creflo Dollar�s request for his donors to help him buy a $65 million dollar luxury jet. subtitled �Almighty Dollar�.

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.

(6) I'm leaving on a jet plane-Jesse Duplantis (Video) by James Jacob Prasch, 6/10/18 

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 notby 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...

(18) Jesus Only (Video) by James Jacob Prasch, 5/17/17

(19) Yoga at T.D. Jakes’ Church . . . And the Rest of the Story by Lighthouse Trails, 8/23/18
In an August 13th Christian Post article titled “Serita Jakes’ Endorsement of Yoga at Potter’s House Sparks Debate,�? popular pastor T.D. Jakes’ wife is reportedly promoting Yoga to congregants at Jake’s church. The CP article begins: Serita Jakes, wife of popular televangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes, has reignited debate over the practice of yoga among Christians after she shared a series of photos showing members of a women’s group at The Potter’s House of Dallas enjoying a “taste of yoga�? as a part of a healthy living endeavor. . . .

(20) T.D. Jakes Comes Out for ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘LGBT Churches,’ Says Position is ‘Evolving’ by Christian News, 4/9/19
Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position on homosexuality is both "evolved and evolving."

(21) TD Jakes: White Evangelicals Have Lost Sight Of ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ by Protestia, 6/10/21
Famed Modalist T. D. Jakes has taken a potshot at white evangelical Christians, saying they’ve lost their way on account of putting too much emphasis on decrying abortion and same-sex marriage, and not enough on poverty and criminal justice problems. T. D. Jakes, though continuing to be platformed by those at the Christian Post and Charisma News, has gone on record as saying he doesn’t believe that Jesus is the second person of the Trinity, but rather is just a “manifestation” of God….

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 tel�evangelist 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.

(18) The Prosperity Priestess and the pied pieper of IHOP by Marsha West, Renew America, 9/8/14 
Well lookie here. Joyce Meyer, popular women's conference speaker; health and wealth author; radio & TV teacher (whew!) has been invited to speak at the Onething Conference that will be held this December. The 4 day weekend supposedly draws 25,000 young adults. Visit Onething and you will find that the conference is "a gathering of believers who are setting their hearts to live with passion for Jesus." Sounds like a conference most Christians would love to attend. What sincere believer wouldn't want to share his/her passion for Jesus? Not so fast. The group behind the event is none other than the International House of Prayer (IHOP) an evangelical mission organization that has its home base in Kansas City. IHOP-KC's founder, Mike Bickle, has ties to the New Apostolic Reformation aka Dominionists; Kingdom Now; Latter Rain; Joel's Army; Manifest Sons of God � the name has been changed to protect the guilty. Their aim is to transform society into the kingdom of God on earth. How? By controlling various aspects of society.

(19) Joyce Meyer: The false doctrine heretic by Truth Watch, 5/2/16 
In a recent Huffington Post article American pastor Rick Henderson �came out� to name both Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen as false teachers.  This is significant.  Few pastors are willing to defend the truth today. Truth Watch has been lamenting this fact for over 12 years.  Most of them are more afraid of incurring the wrath of some segment of their congregation than they are the wrath of God.

(20) Joyce Meyer: A little step toward truth that is still is a too far away by Mike Oppenheimer, 1/29/19
I had been hearing of some change in Joyce Meyer’s teaching, and came across an article stating Prosperity teacher Joyce Meyer changes mind on suffering. Eternity News. It said she recently told a US audience that her views on prosperity and faith had got “out of balance.” It may appear at first that Joyce Meyer has backed away from her extreme word faith views, but this has not happened. I went and listened to the series before this was written hoping it was true. Whatever change occurred was insignificant.

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.

(2) Dr Myles Munroe And His Wife Dead In Plane Crash by Tribune 242, 11/16/14 
Theleader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, Dr Myles Munroe, and his wife Ruth have been killed in a plane crash in Grand Bahama. The crash took place this afternoon (11/10/14) and killed all nine people on board the private jet. The plane reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard, exploding on impact and crashing into the ground near a junkyard area.

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 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.

(31) Victoria Osteen � the �response� that shows she is a typical false teacher by Sandy Simpson, 9/8/14 
It never ceases to amaze me how people who claim to be �Christian� leaders are apparently NEVER able to admit when they are wrong.  Makes you wonder if they are born again because acceptance of the Gospel will cause a person to repent of their sins which then gives them access to the forgiveness of Christ when they sin from that point on (1 John 1:9).  But be that as it may, Victoria, the �co-pastor� and wife of Joel Osteen, fires back at the article in the Christian Post entitled: �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 claiming they lied about what she said.  She claims in her statement back to them in the article called �Victoria Osteen Chides Critics: I Didn't Mean Parishioners Shouldn't Worship God � That's Ridiculous� that they claimed that she said a person should not worship God. 

(32) Is your Best Life now? by Mike Oppenheimer, 11/10/14 
Joel Osteen's false Bible teaching of having it all now - total abundance. Read Part 1 - Is your Best Life now? and Part 2 - The power of Imagination

(33) The Power of "I Am" by Joel Osteen - Reviewed by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/10/15 
Osteen�s new book has reached the pinnacle of audacity as he uses this phrase he is doing exactly what we are warned against, for he is using I Am, God�s covenant name for the betterment of self. Osteen is teaching this as a decree for self change.

(34) Are Christians supposed to be rich? (Video) by Jacob Prasch, 1/11/17 
The the Bible teach what people like Joel Osteen preach? 

Sorry.  This turned out to be a spoof site. (35) Joel Osteen Dives Off Stage To Prevent Man From Opening His Bible by The Babylon Bee, 5/4/17 
HOUSTON, TX—While preaching a sermon entitled “Claiming Your Comfort Zone,�? Pastor Joel Osteen made a diving save from Lakewood Church’s stage Sunday to prevent a man in the front row from opening his Bible and checking the validity of the popular pastor’s words, sources confirmed. The incident reportedly occurred after Osteen made a claim from the pulpit that the power to speak prosperity into existence is “inside each one of us,�? causing a visitor in the front row to furrow his brow and begin leafing through his Bible to find any kind of proof for Osteen’s claims. The televangelist’s ears perked up at the unfamiliar sound, and he sprang into action, shouting “NOOOOOOOOO!�? and making an amazing twenty-foot-long dive into the crowd before snatching the Bible out of the man’s hands at the last possible moment, according to witnesses. The crowd immediately broke out into applause at the amazing feat, but Osteen merely smiled and pointed upward, giving glory to God for the breathtaking play. “Prosperity gospel preachers practice this kind of stuff over and over again in seminary, but being able to keep your head on your shoulders in a live sermon situation is something different entirely,�? one commentator said. “Osteen’s a pro.�?

(36) Joel Osteen Compares God To A ‘Spare Tire’ As He Lectures Poor People On Contentment at CRN, 5/19/21
“You have to begin speaking words of faith over your life. Your words have enormous creative power. The moment you speak something out, you give birth to it. This is a spiritual principle, and it works whether what you’re saying is good or bad, positive or negative.” Prosperity preacher Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now Talk about cultish! Joel Osteen, false teacher and fake pastor, is most definitely a cult leader. The followers of Joel Osteen’s ministry do not follow Christ, they follow the man and they are in it for no other reason than to hear the man tickle their ears with his motivational pep talks and uplifting speeches.

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.

(6) Contemporary Antinomianism: Preview of an Article About Joseph Prince by David Kowalski, 11/25/14 
I have been slowly making progress on a multi-part article about Joseph Prince and the new Antinomianism, and I offer below a very short summary of some of the more important issues involved with Princian teaching and the new Antinomianism that seems to follow his lead. Joseph Prince�s doctrinal problems begin with his confounding the notions of faith and repentance. He quite questionably cites a small segment of Thayer's Lexicon out of context in an effort to say that repentance is only a change of mind to believe the good news about grace (in effect saying repentance is another word for faith). Repentance involves turning from sin (Mt 3:8, 2 Co 7:9 etc.) Most online versions of Thayer's are abridged. Compare Prince's assertion to the full text of any Thayer�s lexicon which unequivocally says repentance includes godly sorrow for sin and turning away from sinful deeds.

(7) Joseph Prince�s Conflicting Message of grace by his word faith teaching by Mike Oppenheimer, 12/5/14 
The exaggerated gospel of grace. 

(8) Joseph Prince’s Jesus Or Bible Jesus? (Video) by Rev. George Ong, 12/13/20
There are people who criticise me for taking issue with Joseph Prince on his grace doctrine. One of their main arguments is that Joseph Prince is preaching Jesus and since Joseph Prince is preaching Jesus, there shouldn’t be any doubt that he is a true teacher of God’s word. But my question is – which Jesus is Joseph Prince preaching? Is it Joseph Prince’s Jesus or Bible Jesus? The Apostle Paul had warned the early church that not every preacher who preaches Jesus is preaching the real Jesus, and not every preacher who preaches the gospel is preaching the true gospel. Paul’s point was that those who preach a different Jesus is preaching a different gospel – a false gospel. Joseph Prince is indeed preaching a different Jesus of the Bible, and hence, he is preaching a different gospel and a false gospel.

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, expos� 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 ( ). 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"  (  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:

(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!"

(19) Megachurch Pastor Paula White Weds Rocker Jonathan Cain in Third Marriage by Jennifer LeClaire, 5/6/15 
Paula White just got married to Chicago-born rocker Jonathan Cain. He is perhaps best known for his days with the band Journey and Bad English. He wrote the classic Journey song "Don't Stop Believin'" and was part of over a dozen other Journey albums. "What a weekend�Blessed beyond description," she tweeted. White, a controversial pastor was divorced from her last husband, Randy White, in 2007. White married her first husband, Dean Knight, when she was a teenager. Together, they had a son named Bradley. She divorced Knight after she got saved. White stirred controversy in 2011 after she was appointed senior pastor of the late Zachery Tims' megachurch, New Destiny Christian Center (NDCC) near Orlando. At the time, White was also senior pastor of Without Walls International Church. She later handed the reigns back to her ex-husband, Randy.

(20) Trump Inauguration to Feature Prayer of Prosperity Preacher Paula White Who ‘Secured His Calling’ at Understand the Times, 1/4/17 
Comment from UTT: While President elect Trump has done many controversial things on his way to the presidency, choosing "faith leader" Paula White to be among the ecumenical selection of leaders at his inauguration is quite amazing. Paula White, Franklin Graham and Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, head the list of whose-who in the race to bring back the separated brethren to the Mother of All Churches located in Rome. We will be watching this alliance with an open mind, but for now let it be known, keep your eyes on politics joining hands with religion for the cause of peace. If this sounds familiar to you, read the Bible with an update on end times current events.

(21) Paula White Marries Jonathan Cain of Journey Fame and He Tells Married Christians to Watch Porn at The Word on the Word of Faith, 6/29/19
Paula White recently married Jonathan Cain, the keyboardist from Journey. Evidently, it is the third marriage for both of them. Cain claims that God told him to divorce his wife and leave his kids. Shortly thereafter, Cain met Paula White on an airplane and they eventually got married. Recently, they preached together on the importance of Intimacy in marriage. Jonathan Cain, in a major faux pas, encouraged the congregation to watch porn and admonished wives to “find out what your husband’s sexual needs are and meet them.” He said that wives should “educate themselves” and if necessary, watch porn to find out how to meet your husband’s needs. Paula laughed and quickly tried to explain and rationalize her husband’s comments, but they both sounded foolish. To hear the actual sermon with analysis by Chris Rosebough, listen to this episode of “Fighting for the Faith.” As Chris Rosebough points out, pornography is the worst thing around, and no one should ever look at porn to strengthen their marriage. HEAR IT HERE:

(22) Will Christians Replace Commitment to the Gospel for Commitment to a Unified Dominionist Agenda to “Save the Country”? by Lighthouse Trails, 10/28/19
The headline above is from an article Lighthouse Trails wrote in 2015. We are posting this article again because this month four highly popular evangelical leaders did something that more than surprised many people. And we believe what they did is a perfect example of what this article is warning. On October 18, 2019, Religious News Service reported: This week SBC adherents watched in (near) terror as prominent Southern Baptist pastors, including Franklin Graham, Jack Graham (no relation to Franklin or Billy), Robert Jeffress and Greg Laurie [not SBC], tweeted their approval of a new book by Paula White, President Trump’s spiritual advisor. In another time, these long-respected gospel preachers and conservative leaders would never have risked reputation and religious conviction to promote her. (ACT Note: Paula is a long time Word of Faith preacher, a female head pastor, married three times, currently to the piano player of the group Journey, with whom she affirmed in front of their church that married couples need to watch porn.  She is a spiritual advisor to Trump, yet she is a well known heretic.  How is it possible people like Franklin Graham and others in the SBC are not aware of he false teachings an false prophesies over the course of many years?)

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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1 John 4:4-6  You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit {Or spirit} of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
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