False Prophet Pat Robertson EXPOSED & EXCORIATED
Living In The State Of Denial
by Mike Oppenheimer
What is the state you live in? As the saying goes “Everyone has got to live somewhere.” Excuse the raw
grammar but I’m not referring to the place you physically live but instead a state of mind. Unfortunately
those who live in this state are secluded from reality.
The lack of leadership is becoming increasingly obvious both in the world and in the church. The UN tries
to control the nations from running amok and have as much trouble governing their own than those they
want to supposedly help. But the lack of leadership is more concerning inside the church, since it affects
those who are to be used of God to reach the world. Christ is to be the head of the church and shepherds
are to equipping the saints in His word but are they listening to Him? The people are following the
methods and techniques of the few mega musicians that play the tune everyone wants to hear. But we
can’t just put blame on a few individuals who exercise their influence behind the Pulpit. An itching ear
syndrome has spread (2 Tim.4:3-4) to nearly all
Many church leaders have a disease of what Walter Martin called nonrockaboatis. Better put, they are
timid and feminized men that can say nothing of what is taking place. It is to their shame. With this kind of
leadership – what will become of the church?
Then there are the loyal pupils who listen to them and believe every word. Many have become lobbyists
for the large segment of false teachers inside the church. They tell people not to say anything about
them- their solution is say nothing and God will take care of it. Is this what the word says about those who
make merchandise of the saints, or distort the word and discredit the Scripture publicly? No of course not
(1 Cor 5:12-13; Ephesians 5:11; Tim.1:3; 2 Tim. 4:2-3). But since they are not taught the whole counsel of
God they have no discernment and cannot tell the good from evil (Heb.5:13) truth from error.Can we say
Paul was sinning when he named people to avoid and doctrines that are not of God? People would
probably call Paul a Pharisee and a heretic today for doing what is inspired by the holy spirit and recorded
in the Bible.
If what they say is true; what would it be like to follow their example? If God takes care of things like these
without any human cooperation or use, then we do not have to evangelize anymore. We do not need to
seek him and pray, since he will take of it all. This is liberalism at work, and fatalistic thinking. This is not
what those who are mature in the word and love people do. But this is the state much of the church is in-
the state of denial.
Because of the lack of expository preaching and theological understanding we find the younger crowd
seeking their spiritual guidance elsewhere. According to Barna Research: Three out of every four
teenagers have engaged in at least one type of psychic or witchcraft-related activity. Among the most
common of those endeavors are using a Ouija board, reading books about witchcraft or Wicca, playing
games involving sorcery or witchcraft, having a “professional” do a palm reading or having their fortune
told. Conversely, during the past year fewer than three out of every 10 churched teenagers had received
any teaching from their church about elements of the supernatural.” (Sent to Let Us Reason by Barry
Bowen in email)
We can understand that the world without Christ will pursue these spiritual paths but why are they
pursuing this outside the church? Is it because we are not allowing them to use the spiritual gifts or even
believe in them so that they do not experience the power of God? No, it is because they are not grounded
in God’s word and do not know what the word says about the occult and these spiritual matters. They are
uneducated from a secular point of view and especially from the Bible, God’s point of view. The Church
Lighthouse trails research reported American Family Association’s Resource Center now includes
categories in their Spiritual Growth section titled: “Mysticism,” “Contemplative Life,” and “Spiritual
Formation.” The emerging church influence seems to be permeating everywhere.
American Family Association (AFA) has been selling books on their site that promote panentheism,
altered states of consciousness (i.e., the silence), Eastern mysticism- in other words New Age. This was
pointed out to the AFA staff, and the president. Instead of removing the books, as LTR (Lighthouse trails
research) has pointed out, they made categories for these titles.
What does this say about the temperature of the church and the times we live in? It is detrimental to ones
spiritual growth to read these books on your own and even practice the new age techniques, but it
becomes a whole other matter when it is promoted and SOLD to the church. What a stumbling block. This
needs to be corrected.
Look at what recently happened with Ted Haggard. Haggard was not just a pastor, but was knighted an
apostle by the apostolic roundtable of Peter Wagner NAR. Like Saddam’s empire that challenges God, so
do these men, but they do it in the name of our Lord. It was Haggard who said at the gathering of the new
prophets and apostles meeting called the National School of the prophets on May 13, 2000: “I thank you
for those who have the office of either a prophet or a prophetess or have a strong flow in the prophetic.
And Lord Jesus, we as a group of pastors, many in this room apostolic pastors, we release, we bless, we
confirm the calling of the prophet – the calling of the prophetess – the calling of the prophetic, and we
welcome it into the global church of the world.”
Wagner just so happens to run his spiritual warfare center on Ted Haggard’s church grounds. This is
supposed to be an info center on spiritual warfare to help those pray out the demons situated over areas
in the world to change the dominion of Satan to the dominion of Christ. Once again we have prophets
who can’t discern something ill in front of their own noses. Or maybe they knew more than we give them
credit for? Either way its not the first and it certainly will not be the last.
Just like prophet Rick Joyner and others who did not know one of the so-called “the greatest prophets of
our century.” Paul Cain was doing, these cannot even see with plain eyesight much less spiritual eyes.
They are so busy promoting their agenda of Latter Rain triumphalism that they don’t know what is
happening amongst themselves that affects the whole church; because the world is watching.
Paul Cain is one of many William Branham disciples. Branham believed himself to be Elijah on earth.
“See, immediately after the coming of THIS Elijah, the earth will be cleansed by hate and the wicked
burned to ashes” (THE MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN AGE, p.13).Known as a healer he would wait
for an angel to come and give him his powers. Sooo many were impressed by his supernatural abilities,
they felt it was God’s Holy Spirit. Branham claimed that the angels (messengers) to the 7 churches in the
book of Revelation were men who appeared at various times throughout Church history and that he was
also the “Messenger of the Covenant” the 7th angel in revelation, the angel of the church of Laodicea .”
Well if the shoe fits, then he wore it well.
He is well known in today’s charismatic circles, and was associated with John Wimber and the Vineyard
movement and the prophet/ Apostle movement today. Cain said that at age 19 received a visitation from
the angel of the Lord who stood like a warrior had a bright shining sword and pointed to a billboard that
said Joel’s army in training. Paul Cain promoting the Latter Rain said- ”it won’t be this baloney that we’ve
heard of in the past; I mean, there’s been a few people tried to walk through a wall like this over here and
knocked their brain loose, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about a true manifested son of
God: if anyone walks through this wall over here, they’re not going to tell you about it- I mean, they’re just
going to do it. And sons of God don’t tell you they’re sons of God, they’ll just show You! Amen!”’ (Paul
Cain, The New Breed).I think we have seen and heard enough!
Cain received a false vision and revelation. This certainly was not the angel of the Lord who ceased
appearing after the incarnation of Jesus.
Paul Cain and Ted Haggard were part of Peter Wagners apostle network.
The National School of Prophets met in January 28 -30, 1999 (Colorado Springs, Colorado) the Speakers
were: C. Peter Wagner, Paul Cain, Chuck Pierce, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, Dutch Sheets, Rick Joyner,
Kingsley Fletcher, Mike Bickle, Jim Laffoon, Barbara Wentroble and Ted Haggard. Jim Goll.
In May, 2000 they met again and the speakers were: C. Peter Wagner, Jack Deere, Chuck Pierce, Jim
Laffoon, Mary Crum, Cindy Jacobs, Kingsly Fletcher, Barbara Yoder, Dutch Sheets, Mike Bickle, Bill
Hamon, John Eckhardt, Ted Haggard.
Nearly all these so called apostles and prophets under Wagner are promoting some if not all of the Latter
Rain heresies of the 40’s and 50’s (and there are many of them). Peter Wagner has denied that he knew
anything about the Latter Rain teaching until recently, despite his associations. But the past reveals him
being less than honest on this. Consider franklinhall.org posted this (besides all the other proofs – like
Bill Hamon who is thoroughly latter rain is part of Wagners team of apostles and prophets)
Hall is mostly unknown among today’s Pentecostals, but he was responsible for introducing many
teachings into the Pentecostal circles (to Branham and others) that launched the Latter Rain Movement
and the Manifested Sons of God heresy in the 40’s and 50’s.
“The ministry of Dr. C. Franklin Hall was lectured on in C. Peter Wagner’s and John Wimber’s Signs and
Wonders course at Fuller Theological Seminary. Such was the influence and effectiveness of Dr. C.
C. Peter Wagner: Now, like I say, 50 years ago this process of coming to where we are now began
after WW2 but it sputtered. And now we hear terms like ‘The Latter Rain Movement” we hear terms like
“The Restoration Movement” we hear terms like “The Shepherding Movement” That the “… people in
those movements, now, Latter Rain, Shepherding, Restoration, all of that they were the pioneers
everybody and pioneers are very important to get us to where we are now… I myself knew nothing about
those previous efforts I mean I couldn’t even spell “latter rain”. None of my professors in Fuller Seminary
or Princeton Seminary ever taught me about that, … but in 1993 then God drew me into the process and I
began hearing about these things even though I never experienced them now” (Conference called
“Global Harvest Ministries Presents: Apostolic Church Arising” Atlanta Metropolitan Cathedral, Atlanta,
GA, June 14-16, 2001).
They were pioneers! These were abuses in the body of Christ. Wagner teamed up with Wimber to teach a
course with him, “early in 1982 we experimented with it.” (On The Crest Of The Wave, p.131-132, C.
Peter Wagner, 1983.)
Yet Wagner claims it was in 1993 when he began hearing about these things. Paul Cain and Bill Hamon
are both directly connected The Latter Rain. John Wimber whom C. Peter Wagner worked with had
accepted the Kansas city prophets into his church in 1989. Paul Cain was teaching Latter Rain and
basically popularized the signs and wonders movement into the Vineyard after Lonnie Frisbee set the
church with extreme Pentecostal practices. No matter how you look at it something is awry.
These so called prophets have networks TV shows and own the Christian media that the church has
been thoroughly saturated with their brand of Christianity. Few have questioned the veracity of their
claims or powers.
Pat Robertson once again warned 700 Club viewers of “vicious hurricanes” and a possible tsunami;
saying on May 8: “I go away at the end of each year to pray, and if I heard the Lord right about 2006, the
coasts of America will be lashed by storms.”
Pat Robertson: It has. And, you know, I go away at the end of each year to pray, and if I heard the Lord
right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms. I think we’re going to see some really
On May 17, Pat Robertson: Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have felt strongly that the coasts are going to
be lashed by vicious hurricanes this year. Also, there may well be something as bad as a tsunami up in
the Pacific Northwest.”
Source: Media Matters For America, Thursday, May 18, 2006,
Ooops, 2006 was the only year we have not had a major hurricane. I guess this is just a mistake like
Benny Hinns mistakes who also said in 1989 “The Lord also tells me to tell you, In the mid-90’s–
about ’94 or ’95–no later than that, God will destroy the homosexual community of America” “The
Spirit of God tells me, An earthquake will hit the east coast of America and destroy much in the
90’s. Not one place will be safe from earthquakes in the 90’s. These who have not known
earthquakes will know it”
Few had anything to say about this nonsense- why? Because they have no backbone! And so here we
are today where this continues to be repeated.
Pat Robertson is recorded as saying in a 1984 televised sermon that, “God spoke through a word of
prophecy in May 1968, and said, ‘I have chosen you to usher in the coming of My Son”( Sermon on
Satellite Network Seminar, Word of Faith Outreach Center, Dallas, TX, Dec. 9-12, 1984, cited in “The
Freedom Writer,” 1986)
Robertson also announced then that the Christian Broadcasting Network will provide worldwide coverage
of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem . (Sermon on Satellite
Network Seminar, Word of Faith Outreach Center, Dallas, TX, Dec. 9-12, 1984, as cited in “The Freedom
I guess this is why the Lord said I come at an hour you do not know. Obviously Robertson thinks he and
others like TBN will be here for the second coming, which does negate a rapture of any sort since they
will broadcast it. Robertson has been promoting “kingdom now” theology by his own words and others on
his program yet he also states he is a pre-millennialist, not postmillennial. Call him confused.
This brings me to Y2K, remember that fiasco where so many post-millennialists (who are still in ministry)
told the church of the coming disaster and even sold us the goods to survive it. Certainly we were
concerned and I even bought some dried food for such a disaster like this taking place (it can used for
anything, a number of years ago in Hawaii we were hit with a hurricane and had not electric or water for a
week). But the year 2000 came and went – no banks failed, the stock market did not collapse, the electric
grid did not fail and the churches had no opportunity to be a light to shine in this dark spiritual period
when the lights were go out. Instead we had a spiritual darkness settle in, the apostasy accelerated
So what are we to do? The church has the means to take care of the ones that are misleading but we
lack the will. May God fill us with His Spirit to be bold enough to speak the truth even when we are
outnumbered by the liars.
Now we are all faced with the issue of a religion- Islam. Too many leaders think dialogue is the key to
solving the issues when this has been tried and not produced results for years. Insanity is a state of mind.
One of the explanations of insanity is to continue doing the same thing that failed over and over thinking it will yield different results. As Jesus said if the blind lead the blind they will both fall in a ditch. You can
apply this on other areas as well.
How many are aware of the preparation for war by Islamic nations against Israel and the west? Listening
to the TV News one would think that there are no assaults or espionage going on to take America and
other countries down. There is far more activity than we are led to believe.
What if some horrible event took place in America most of the leaders would still want to take the route of
appeasement. What about the church?
This took place a while back but does bear repeating “Across America pastors and Christian leaders are
allowing representatives of the Islamic faith to freely speak in their pulpits. This happened at Willow Creek
Community Church, the largest church in America, where a Muslim man named Faisal Hammouda was
allowed to share the pulpit. During the interview with Pastor Bill Hybels, Hammouda claimed: ‘As a matter
of fact, we, all of us, believe in Jesus. I believe in Jesus. I believe in Mohammed and all the prophets.
So our mission here is to introduce people to God.’ He also stated, ‘We believe in Jesus more than
you do, in fact.’” (Editorial, Voice of the Martyrs (Emphasis added) Muslims in our Pulpits” by Dr. Tom
White, Executive Director, Voice of the Martyrs, in “Have We Shamed the Face of Jesus?,” Editorial by
Voice of the Martyrs, sent out with VOM’s monthly newsletter in December 2001,
http://christianunplugged.com/muslims_in_church.htm. (The editorial is also posted at
Is this the answer the church has to a major religion that is clearly antichrist? If this becomes our answer
we might as well get prayer rugs and bow to Mecca now. But these men of the seeker sensitive
persuasion do not speak or act for all. Certainly not the Christian who reads their Bible and knows the
days we are living in. Muslims do not have the same Jesus of the Bible, they do not have the same God
of Israel; this is evident from their own position of hatred toward Israel besides their own theology found in
the Qur’an. So what are we to do? Keep quiet, shake hands and go home hoping for improvement?
There should be a rebuttal, we should be holding public statements like these accountable. We should
have many more like Walid Shoebat who is going everywhere he can to speak out on what this is
REALLY about. Check this site- http://www.3xterrorists.com/
The Middle East
The media (not just the liberal side) gives half the information on nearly any given subject and we accept
this reporting as true and accurate. What we are not being told is what is needed. While there are political
terrorists, only Islam makes religious terrorists. They become one because of their religious beliefs that
are taught by the Imams and from the Qur’an. We hear they are a religion of peace but where are those
in this religion who want peace and will speak against terrorism perpetrated by Islamists on all continents.
Muslims who do not want to participate in the coming war have to speak up now or they will be swallowed
up with its momentum of conquest. Now is the time to speak before one can’t.
The axis for all this is found in Iraq (consider that Babylon will be a real place in the Tribulation period).
“Zawahri called on Iraq’s Sunni Muslim insurgents to fall behind the so-called Islamic State in Iraq,
announced in October by groups including Iraq’s wing of al Qaeda.
“I urge the whole Muslim nation to support this fledgling state as it is, God willing, the gateway for the
liberation of Palestine and the revival of the Islamic caliphate.
“I also urge all my mujahideen brothers in Iraq to join this blessed convoy to save the Iraq caliphate from
the shackles of the crusaders and their agents, the traitors who have sold their faith,” he said.
President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called repeatedly for the destruction of Israel –
His addressed the U.N in September and revealed his motives and goal that a messianic figure, called
the “Mahdi” to Muslims, is going to reveal himself after an apocalyptic holocaust on Earth that may leave most of the world’s population dead. I cannot say enough on this matter (that is why the last few
newsletters contain this info).
“I emphatically declare that today’s world, more than ever before, longs for just and righteous people with
love for all humanity; and above all longs for the perfect righteous human being and the real savior who
has been promised to all peoples and who will establish justice, peace and brotherhood on the planet,”
Ahmadinejad said. “Oh, Almighty God, all men and women are your creatures and you have ordained
their guidance and salvation. Bestow upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the perfect human being
promised to all by you, and make us among his followers and among those who strive for his return and
According to Shiites, the 12th imam disappeared as a child in the year 941. When he returns, they
believe, he will reign on earth for seven years, before bringing about a final judgment and the end of the
world. Who does Israel need to make peace with? A 7 year peace treaty is what the Bible implies by a
false Messiah. Could the one who signs the peace treaty with Israel be a Muslim? Will the Muslims hail
him as the Messiah? I can’t say for sure but as things line up and fall into place it will become clearer.
One thing is evident, Islam plays a large role in the end times and much fits the biblical picture of the
All Iran is buzzing about the Mahdi, the 12th imam and the role Iran and Ahmadinejad are playing in his
anticipated return. There’s a new messiah hotline. There are news agencies especially devoted to the
“People are anxious to know when and how will He rise; what they must do to receive this worldwide
salvation,” says Ali Lari, a cleric at the Bright Future Institute in Iran’s religious center of Qom. “The timing
is not clear, but the conditions are more specific,” he adds. “There is a saying: ‘When the students are
ready, the teacher will come.’“
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, referring to Israel at an international conference questioning
the Holocaust last week in Tehran , told delegates that “the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is
downwards and this is what God has promised and what all nations want.”
“Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be
wiped out,” he said.
Which God promised this? The same one that does not have Israel mentioned in the Qur’an, the one who
hates God’s chosen people, therefore He is not the true God.
Recently the Iranian president said: Our scientists have reached zenith, accessed nuclear fuel cycle
Iran is now a “nuclear power,” its President, Mahmoud Ahamdinejad, delcared Wednesday, according to
the Islamic Republic News Agency.
Meanwhile back in America , Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker of the house, it somewhat
reminds me of Deborah becoming the judge of Israel . America is about to be challenged on its beliefs
unlike any other time in our history.
During the opening of the 110th Congress, right after Nancy Pelosi’s smiling speech about Novus Order
Seclorum “Our founders envisioned a new America driven by optimism, opportunity, and strength. So
confident were they in the America they were advancing, they put on the seal, the great seal of the United
States, ‘novus ordo seclorum’ — a new order for the centuries.
She also stated “In this hour, we need and pray for the character, courage, and civility of a former
member of this House — President Ford. He healed the country when it needed healing.”
President Ford called Christ his savior, certainly this is not what she was referring to. So what did this
woman do, she swore in several people into office, one a Muslim into his office – who put his hand on the
Qur’an. Keith Ellison (Hakim-Mohammed) of Minnesota is the first Muslim congressman in U.S. history.
When he won the 2006 election and was making the regular thank-you-to-my-supporters speech, he
allowed his fans to shout, “Allahu Akbar!” This man was elected and has a right to serve but this certain
moves us into a future dilemma.
Is this the healing we look to in our land, America being open to Islam. I do not come to this conclusion by
this one incident, but there are many factors that are widening our acceptance as we watch the decline of
Judaic Christian values. Unless there is a genuine revival sent by God as he did over 30 years ago the
most aggressive religion or spirituality will eventually fill the vacuum.
Can those elected have the choice to be sworn in by a Koran, the book of Mormon, a Jewish Bible, or a
Christian Bible or any other religion they acknowledge! Is this the diversity we ware being led into by our
leaders, as one man pointed out-this sounds similar to the Masons? What is actually happening? What
will become of us as things change?
The World and Islam
Before the religious zealot Mahmoud Ahamdinejad rose to power in recent times, there were two clever
men that became dictators of both small and large portions of the Arab/Islamic population. They began
their diabolical scheming to destroy the enemy of their god. Saddam Hussein, the prior president of Iraq
and the PLO Leader, Yasser Arafat who wanted control of Jerusalem and remove the Jews from Israel .
Saddam Hussein became the ruler of Iraq in 1979. He put pictures and statues of himself along with
Nebuchadnezzar across the landscape. Ancient Babylonian temples were rebuilt by Hussein. Saddam
Hussein also began rebuilding the city of Babylon on its original foundations. He was obviously aware of
the (Biblical?) significance of Babylon being rebuilt. Saddam was literally building upon the original
foundations laid by Nebuchadnezzar. We have been isolated in the news from the fact that Babylon is
being rebuilt and is still being worked on. For now it is on hold, because there is a timing in all this.
Neither of these rulers of Iraq had a pleasant rein. Nebuchadnezzar in the end learned a lesson and
repented, Saddam would have done well to read the Bibles record of his mentor. ‘And at the end of the
time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed
the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: for His dominion is an everlasting
dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed
as nothing; he does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth.
No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, “What have You done?” At the same time my reason
returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors
and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. Now I,
Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His
ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.” (Daniel 4:34-37)
Babylon through Nebuchadnezzar was the first empire to conquer Israel , they took them captive and
burned the City of Jerusalem . For seventy years the Jews waited to be returned to Jerusalem . A
thousand years later, a false prophet named Muhammad came in the name of Allah and the Al Aqsa
Mosque was built in Jerusalem , where the Temple of Israel once stood (660 A.D. by the Syrians.) It sits
there today as the main interference for Israel to find her religious identity again and begin to do what is required in the tribulation period. What will change all this? The Palestinians have control over the Temple
mount. What of the Muslim Mahdi (messiah)- could he make a peace treaty with Israel . Will the nations
go along with this peace agreement without protest, will the church? The answer is still Jesus Christ- but
will the world listen? No. Will the Church Listen? The answer for this deserves another newsletter.
Now is the time to wake –up and make up our minds before we can’t. The Lord, not man is in control of
the outcome and it will go down exactly as He has stated in His Word. Let me end with the same question
I began with- what state are we in?
May the Lord do beyond all our expectations this year as we come closer to His return.