…a series dealing with the issues of False Teachers, False Teachings, and False Practices
“…no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of or comes from one’s own [personal or special] interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” – 2 Peter 1:20-21 Amplified Bible
“Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I was compelled to write to you [urgently] appealing that you [a]fight strenuously for [the defense of] the faith which was once for all [b]handed down to the saints [the faith that is the sum of Christian belief that was given verbally to believers].” – Jude 3,4
“…holding fast the faithful word
which is in accordance with the teaching,
so that he will be able both
to exhort in sound doctrine and
to refute those who contradict.”
1 Timothy 4:1
“But the Spirit explicitly says
that in later times
some will [a apostacize]
fall away from the faith,
paying attention to
and doctrines of demons”
1 Timothy 6:3-5
3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine and teaching which is in agreement with godliness (personal integrity, upright behavior), 4 he is conceited and woefully ignorant [understanding nothing]. He has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, which produces envy, quarrels, verbal abuse, evil suspicions, 5 and perpetual friction between men who are corrupted in mind and deprived of the truth, who think that godliness is a source of profit [a lucrative, money-making business—withdraw from them].
1 John 2:18-19
18 Children, it is the last hour [the end of this age]; and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming [the one who will oppose Christ and attempt to replace Him], even now many antichrists (false teachers) have appeared, which confirms our belief that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us [seeming at first to be Christians], but they were not really of us [because they were not truly born again and spiritually transformed]; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out [teaching false doctrine], so that it would be clearly shown that none of them are of us.
1 Timothy 1:3-7
3 Just as I urged you [a]upon my departure for Macedonia, to remain on at Ephesus so that you would instruct certain people not to teach strange doctrines, 4 nor to [b]pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to useless speculation rather than advance [c]the plan of God, which is by faith, so I urge you now. 5 But the goal of our [d]instruction is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from a sincere faith. 6 Some people have strayed from these things and have turned aside to fruitless discussion, 7 wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.
Also read: 1 John 4:1, 2 John 1:7-11, 1 Peter 4:17, James 3:1, James 5:19-20, Acts 20:28-31, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, Galatians 1:6-10, Galatians 2:4-5, Romans 16:17-19, 2 Corinthians 2:17, Ephesians 5:6-13, 1 Corinthians 5:11-13, Titus 1:10-11, Colossians 2:18, 2 Peter 2:1-3, 2 Peter 3:15-16, 2 Timothy 2:16-18, 2 Timothy 2:19-26. Also: 1 John 4:5; 1 John 4:6.
Words of Mere Men Are Not God’s Words
See the latest OMGjesus.net search results for: false teachers
Woe to you… because you have taken away the key to knowledge (scriptural truth). You yourselves did not enter, and you held back those who were entering [by your flawed interpretation of God’s word and your man-made tradition].”
1 John 4:5
“They [who teach twisted doctrine] are of the world and belong to it; therefore they speak from the [viewpoint of the] world [with its immoral freedom and baseless theories—demanding compliance with their opinions and ridiculing the values of the upright], and the [gullible one of the] world listens closely and pays attention to them.”
NAR leader Brian Simmons reveals a new chapter of the Bible, by Holly Pivec, the co-author of A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement and God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement. She has a master’s degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University.
A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement, By Holly Pivec and Doug Geivett. Authors introduction: “This critique provides a framework for understanding and interpreting the widespread but little-known New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. As the authors state in the preface:
“We write this book with two major goals in mind.
First, to give people an idea of the sheer size and reach of the NAR movement.
And second, to systematize its key teachings and practices and evaluate them on the basis of Scripture and careful reasoning … .
In our judgment, the NAR perspective crosses these boundaries [that is, certain broad parameters, revealed in Scripture and practiced in the historical orthodox church], and it does so in part because of flawed theology rooted in a flawed understanding of Scripture.
We wish to warn readers about a possible confusion: Some critics have linked the NAR movement with mainstream Pentecostalism and charismatics. We do not do this. In fact, it is our contention that the NAR movement deviates from classical Pentecostal and charismatic teachings. This movement has emerged out of independent charismatic churches and, thus, has gained a foothold in many of those churches in varying degrees.”
God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement, By Holly Pivec and Doug Geivett; “God’s Super-Apostles provides a concise entry-level overview of the key teachings and practices of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. This is a key resource in grasping the significance of this global, confusing, and controversial movement.”
Bill Johnson’s Theology and Movement Examined Biblically – Mike Winger 849,553 views
Streamed live on Feb 13, 2018
Needing something more than Jesus – July 11, 2018
The Bethel Johnsons’ unbiblical teachings April 17, 2020
New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), – resources at bereanresearch.org
“Apostles” and “Prophets” and others intrenched in the NAR cult: -Source: bereanresearch.org
- Peter Wagner (Kingdom Now theology)
- Chuck Pierce
- Bob Jones
- Paul Cain
- Cindy Jacobs,
- Mike Bickle (International House of Prayer –IHOP)
- Rick Joyner
- Bill Johnson (Bethel Church, Redding CA)
- Todd Bentley
- Lou Engle
- Brian & Bobbie Houston (Hillsong Church)
- Becky Fischer
- Brian Simmons
- Steve Shultz (The Elijah List)
- Rod Parsley
From Discernment Ministries International
Categories listing many false teachers and explaining their beliefs.
Categories (these links take you away from the OMG site)
Links from RaptureReady.com (NOTE: these links take you away from the OMG site)
BAD APPLES & PROPHETICALLY CONFUSED
Is Roy Clements still a prominent evangelical pastor?
Can you tell me about Paul Crouch?
Who is Irwin Baxter?
Can Peter Lalonde’s motives be trusted?
Is Arnold Murray a false teacher?
Is Texe Marrs a conspiracy magnet?
What is wrong with Stan Johnson and The Prophecy Club?
Was Ron Wyatt an archeological fraud?
Can you tell me more about Kenneth Gentry and his preterist errors?
Did Robert Van Kampen develop his own false doctrine about the Rapture?
Did Dave MacPherson invent the false history of the Pr-Trib Rapture?
Is Joel Osteen sold-out for Jesus?
Is Robert Gundry teaching the false Post-Tribulation doctrine?
Is evangelist/faith healer, Todd Bentley plagued with controversy?
Can you tell me about fallen preacher, Eddie DeLong?
Which “prosperity gospel” televangelists were part of a Senate probe?
Whatever happened to scandalous televangelist, Jim Baker?
What caused Ted Haggard’s downfall?
Is John Paulk still with Focus on the Family?
What was revealed by Senator Grassley’s investigation of “prosperity” preachers?
Is Morris Cerullo a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
The Word of Faith Cornucopia of False Doctrine – Source: themessedupchurch.com; with Steven Kozar.
Excert: If you want to understand all the false doctrine in today’s “Pop Evangelical” churches (especially the New Apostolic Reformation: NAR), you really need to research the Word of Faith movement that brought us to where we are today. Here are a number of articles that will shed light on this important topic:
10 Ways the Word of Faith Movement Went Wrong (Written by a Charismatic/NAR pastor who still somehow loves the WOF teachers he studied)
Needing something more than Jesus – July 11, 2018
The confuscating John Pavlovitz – August 19, 2018
False Prophets – July 30, 2008
God – The Holy Spirit – December 4, 2015
Cognitive Dissonance – August 14, 2018
Unbeliefism – December 26, 2016
Bentley – News on Todd Bentley – July 30, 2008
Religious leaders of Jesus’ day August 20, 2018
What false prophets are like August 20, 2018
Sloshed In The Spirit? -by J. Lee Grady; 29 Oct 2009
Leading figures in this seemingly loosely organized movement claim that these prophets and apostles alone have the power and authority to execute God’s plans and purposes on earth. They believe they are laying the foundation for a global church, governed by them.”
The Theology of Government Shutdown: Christian Dominionism …www.huffpost.com
love your flock enough to keep them away from churches that lead them away from Jesus.
Why your Church Shouldn’t Play Bethel and Hillsong Music Todd Friel (of Wretchednetwork) interviews Justin Peters 2,375,014 views Feb 8, 2020
A must see and watch. The whole thing… is full of facts and insights
about False Teaching groups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0uFSYHVSRk
Justin’s solid music recommendations:
Sovereign Grace Music: https://sovereigngracemusic.org
Matt Boswell & Matt Papa: https://store.gettymusic.com/us/album…
Norton Hall Band: https://www.sbts.edu/bgs/biblical-wor…
Andrew Peterson Music: https://www.facebook.com/andrewpeters…
Scripture Lullabies: https://scripture-lullabies.com
Fernando Ortega: https://www.fernandoortega.com
The Getty’s: https://www.gettymusic.com
Randy Alcorn writes about “Ehrman’s practice…:
(1) inaccurately conveying what the Bible says;
(2) accurately conveying what the Bible says, then declaring it’s wrong;
(3) arguing the text really doesn’t say what Christians believe it says (why does that matter if what it really says is also wrong?); and
(4) citing Scripture in support of his contentions, even though he regularly dismisses Scripture’s validity.”
– Bart Ehrman’s Latest Attack on Christianity, |
Quote from Calling out false teachers *
“…why are we generally so reticent about confronting wrong?
Paul called it out.
We should stand up for the good of others,
resist oppression by authorities,
and speak out against
what is not actually in the Bible.
Don’t be the dumb-ass lamb,
don’t blindly follow some attractive,
exciting politician, political party,
friend, or teacher
who teaches things that are not clearly supported in the Bible.”
“they have removed their heart far from me”
2 Timothy 4:3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold…
Isaiah 29:13-16 World English Bible (WEB)
15 Woe to those who deeply hide their counsel from Yahweh, and whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us?” and “Who knows us?” 16 You turn things upside down! Should the potter be thought to be like clay; that the thing made should say about him who made it, “He didn’t make me;” or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding?”
Judgement against a prophet
OT example of judgement against a prophet who disobeyed God’s command: The chapter of 1 Kings 13.
“Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word (command) of the Lord, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar…“
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Biola graduate Holly Pivec and Biola professor Doug Geivett, co-authored two books about the NAR, available at Amazon:
Two NAR Organizations to Watch …from hollypivec.com
NAR prophet Chuck Pierce gives ‘mantle’ to Mormon Glenn Beck …from hollypivec.com
Pick a sin – any sin – and discern where you are at. Judge yourself all day long.