Posts Tagged ‘false teachings’

This is another example of Patricia King’s terrible misunderstanding of the Scriptures. By not rightly dividing the Word of God, it opens the door to many errors and false beliefs (2 Timothy 2:15). This is why we must study the Bible in context so that we can avoid gross errors like what is currently being taught by the “signs and wonders” movement (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

We do have direct access to Heaven through Jesus Christ the Lord (Hebrews 4:14-15). We can go directly to Him through prayer (1 John 2:1). This whole notion of us ascending into Heaven as taught by people like Patricia King is wrong.

As always, the marketing scheme rears its ugly head when we deal with false prophets/teachers. Why do we need to buy their products in order to gain understanding? The short answer is people who peddle these signs and miracles and new revelations really do not want their followers studying the Bible without their influence. To achieve this type of control over their followers, they employ all kinds of false signs and shenanigans (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).

My advice for anyone involved in this movement is this: study the Bible without any study guides, daily reading plans, marginal notes, or commentaries. Solely depend upon the Holy Spirit to guide you as you study and meditate upon God’s Word. Seek the Lord through prayer and the deep studying of His Word.

1 Corinthians 14:33 (King James Version)

33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

I’ve said this many times in the past, please pray for these people who are deceived by the “signs and wonders” craze. I have personally witnessed its destructive power at work through some of my family members. It is heart breaking to watch loved ones send money to these false teachers, hoping to receive some sort of special anointing and healing.

Let us pray that God brings these false teachers to true repentance and ask God to deliver those who are deceived.

Bob Jones’s Experience of Heaven

Bobby Conner encounters angels on a regular basis

Patricia King on “It’s Supernatural” sharing her Christ experience

Rick Joyner appears on Its Supernatural

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The seeker-sensitive gospel is a false gospel.

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The blunt truth about the gospel and the false god of purpose

Straddling the fence

Acts 7:58-59 (NASB)
58 When they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him; and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
59 They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”

Here is the life change that took place because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ:

  • A father and mother lost a son because of the Gospel.
  • People lost a dear friend because of the Gospel.
  • Stephen’s life was put to an end because of “making the name of Jesus famous.

The false gospel of life change fails when events out of our control devastate our lives. This life change gospel cannot comfort those who made a confession but received no positive life change. This false gospel is built upon what you can get out of Christ now.  The true Gospel teaches us to say,”Glory be to God!” no matter what the circumstances. The life change gospel cannot handle cancer, sickness, financial woes, death of a loved one, divorce, adultery, or most other major negative circumstances that occur during our lives. Those who buy into this lie often find themselves in misery because the expected life change did not happen the way it was marketed to them by their relevant life coaches.

James 2:14-26 (NASB)
14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
18 But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;
23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” and he was called the friend of God.
24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
25 In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?
26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

The “deeds not creeds” crowd is quick to remind us that faith without works is dead. In part, these purpose driven students are correct in that our faith is dead without our works. The flip side of James chapter 2 that many in the Seeker Sensitive Purpose Driven Church for the Carnal Nature of Mankind fail to understand is that works which are based upon false doctrines is dead. In order to please God we must obey God. The saints mentioned in James chapter 2 obeyed God’s Word and then performed their works in obedience to God. Without a solid foundation built upon the Lord and His Word, all our work is in vain.

I urge anyone who is buying into the “deeds not creeds” dogma to ponder Cain and Abel.

Genesis 4:2-7 (NASB)
2 Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the Lord of the fruit of the ground.
4 Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering;
5 but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.
6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
7 “If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.”

Cain sought to please God by his deeds thus straying away from what God required. Cain sought to prove his love to God by his works and by his own methods. We can see the same thing today manifested in the “deeds not creeds” crowd as they work ever so hard to do “good” while ignoring the Lord’s requirements for salvation, Christian living, and repentance from sin. Abel simply did what God required, therefore God accepted Abel and rejected Cain. Just like Cain, many in the “deeds not creeds” movement get angry when we point out that our deeds must reflect sound biblical doctrine and how we must obey God’s rules concerning separation from the world’s sins.

I fully understand that creeds will not get us into Heaven. Creeds are like an outline to our Christian faith which are built upon the Word of the Lord; the key is that they are built upon the scriptures. I have no problem with many of the ancient creeds of our Christian faith because they serve as a reminder of our core doctrines and beliefs. When we run away from a scriptural foundation to a movement built upon works and good intentions, we create a system of religion that overshadows God’s Word.

Our works should be the result of how the Lord’s salvation has worked in our hearts. If we truly love the Lord, then we will obey His Word as we show the world our works in Jesus’s name.

Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended into hell.

The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

Amen.

I found this over at The Museum of Idolatry.

I wonder if  Todd meet with a divorce angel before he committed adultery?

[Todd] Bentley has married the former Jessa Hasbrook, a former intern for his ministry. Last summer, his internationally famous revival campaign in Lakeland, Florida collapsed when it was revelead that he and Jessa had begun an “emotional affair”. Charismatic leaders C. Peter Wagner and Robert Ricciardelli, however, have reported that the affair was apparently sexual. Mr. Ricciardelli, furthermore, has indicated that this affair, whatever type it was, began in January of last year, which would place it well before Mr. Bentley announced that he was separating from his wife Shonnah. This is also well before Mr. Bentley brought Shonnah Bentley and his kids to Lakeland to show them to an international T.V. audience. Shonnah Bentley even preached in a local church to promote her husband’s revival. – Source: Western Standard (Blog), Mar. 9, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

My destiny is to get over to the organ.” Prophetess Sharon Seay Eiland