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The Latter Rain and Manifest Sons of God Heresy

 

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What’s Inside . . .

PART 1:  THE LATTER RAIN HERESY 5

Six Fundamental Flaws 6

First, the Latter Rain teaches an end times signs and wonders revival even though the Bible predicts apostasy 7

Second, the Latter Rain teaches we are gods just like the New Age Movement and many other cults 8

Third, the Latter Rain teaches that Scripture is subordinate to ongoing prophetic revelation 8

Fourth, the Latter Rain teaches doctrine is divisive and should be avoided 9

Fifth, the Latter Rain teaches the blasphemous “synagogue of Satan” Replacement Theology 10

Sixth, when all else fails, Latter Rain lackeys twist Scripture to fit their theology through quirky and arcane applications not known and not taught at any time in church history by any credible sources- ever 12

The Occult Origin of the Latter Rain 13

The Wacky World of William Branham 14

The Kansas City Prophets 16

Worldwide Witchcraft: Collusion or Coincidence? 18

PART 2: THE MANIFEST  SONS OF GOD HERESY 20

False Apostles and Prophets 21

First, they are Lucifer’s (New Age) Luminaries 22

Second, they are Apostate Apostles 22

Third, they are Profiteering Prophets 23

False Christs 26

The Mini-Messiahs 26

The New Mystics 28


PART 1:
THE LATTER RAIN HERESY

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o one in their right mind wants to write a book like this. You’re generally labeled unloving, unspiritual, or worse- unsaved. Notwithstanding, being completely obedient to the Word of God leaves us no alternatives but to unveil the unfruitful works of darkness (Eph. 5:11) as it appears throughout the church and in the world around us. That includes a deceptive, blasphemous heresy known as the Latter Rain. Sound familiar?

 

In a nutshell, the Latter Rain is a mystical, metaphysical movement that’s seducing the church into an occult mindset Jesus and the apostles warned us was coming (Matt. 24; 1 Tim. 4:1; 2 Pet. 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1; Jude; Rev. 13-18). And while most Bible believers should be able to spot this as a Satanic ploy, it has for the most part escaped scrutiny by being ingeniously disguised as an end times revival where uncomely and unbiblical spirit manifestations including mimicking drunkenness and drug use,[2] ecstatic gibberish,[3] divination,[4]  screeching, clucking, laughing, barking, falling,[5] flipping, and flopping [6] are not only common, they are coveted.

 

But wait, it gets worse.

 

According to their doctrine, the Latter Rain also has conjured up a new breed of hybrid super humans called the Manifest Sons of God– alleged to be miracle working incarnate god-men- equal to Jesus in every way- that have been given a divine commission to forcibly subdue the world thereby inaugurating the Second Coming of Christ to rule it.

 

My friend, I know this sounds incredible, but the fact is these are the actual stated tenets of the Latter Rain-Manifest Sons of God movement, all aimed- it appears- at deceiving the very elect of God (Matt. 24:24). This booklet will disclose most all the Latter Rain claptrap now being marketed to the church as a “new move of God.” In Part 1 we’ll discuss its foundational flaws and occult origin, and in Part 2 we’ll unmask the heretics and show you how they’re feverishly laboring alongside the occult where they have successfully remade mysticism into ministry.

 

Peter’s words (with short annotations) should set the tone for what follows in this expose. I believe they have never been more timely or urgent: But there were false prophets (there isn’t a real prophet with 100% predictions in the world today) also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you (try to find their doctrines in the Bible), who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, (many of them are listed in this booklet) even denying the Lord (they claim they are equal to Jesus) that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways (they command large followings); by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of (Remember the Grassley hearings in the Senate? How many unsaved people do you know that degrade and mock Christianity?). And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: (the prosperity gospel): whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not (2 Peter 2:1-3).

 

Six Fundamental Flaws

The Latter Rain movement is by definition and by doctrine, a cult. In his handy reference work Understanding the Cults cult expert Josh McDowell writes: “A cult is a perversion, a distortion of biblical Christianity and as such, rejects the historic teachings of the Christian church.” My friend, only the disingenuous or ignorant will try to deny this pertains to the Latter Rain movement.

Ignorance is one component all cults look for and thrive on. If you read the LR mission statement [7] without knowledge of their doctrinal statement, you might get the impression that this is Christian ministry and to oppose it would be in essence taking a swipe against a legitimate work of the Lord. Although cunning, their theology clearly decries that in 6 perfectly deceptive- bone chilling- ways. [8]

 

First, the Latter Rain teaches an end times signs and wonders revival even though the Bible predicts apostasy

Undergirding much of the LR deception is the wrongful notion that Scripture predicts end times revival with signs and wonders for the church. As such, LR supporters look in every direction trying to find something to fortify their fallacy, and like a cadaver dog in a funeral home, they usually can produce one somewhere. It is my opinion- and I’m not alone- this thought of a final outpouring has opened up a poison well-spring for anything goes if it has Jesus’ name tag on it. Two errors quickly emerge from this:

First, aside from picturing Israel during the Millennium, Scripture doesn’t predict end times revival, it predicts apostasy. In fact, Jesus questioned if upon His return He would find anyone holding to the Christian faith (Luke 18:8). Paul later corroborated that by adding: Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [9] shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (2 Thess. 2:3) because evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived (2 Tim. 3:13).

            Second, while God’s Word admittedly reveals miracle workers in the last days, [10] they aren’t God’s kids, they’re Satan’s: For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles . . . (Rev. 16:14).

Does this sound like a Christian signs and wonders revival to you?

 

Second, the Latter Rain teaches we are gods just like the New Age Movement and many other cults

            This blasphemy puts the Latter Rain squarely in the cross hairs of Jesus’ warnings: For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect (Mat 24:24).

 

Here’s a summary of their teachings from Wikipedia:

 

A major feature of the expected latter rain would be the “Manifestation of the Sons of God.” The Latter Rain movement taught that as the end of the age approached, that the “overcomers” would arise within the Church. There was debate among various branches as to the nature and extent of this manifestation. These Manifest Sons of God, ones who have come into the full stature of Jesus Christ would receive the spirit without measure. They would be as Jesus was when He was on earth, they would receive a number of divine gifts, including the ability to change their physical location, to speak any language through the Holy Spirit, and would be able to perform divine healings and other miracles. They would complete the work of God restoring man’s rightful position as was originally mandated in Genesis, and at last by coming into the full stature of Christ usher in the millennial reign of Christ. Extreme versions of this spoke of Jesus as a “pattern” Son and applied (Ps. 82:6) “ye are gods,” to this coming company of believers.

 

Here’s the quandary and the question: When Mystics, Mormons, Masons, and New Agers- claim to be gods, we mark them . . . and avoid them (Rom. 16:17). So why do we refer to the Latter Rain loons as Christians when they do the very same thing?[11]

Third, the Latter Rain teaches that Scripture is subordinate to ongoing prophetic revelation

            The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit (Jer. 2:8).

 

The Latter Rain teaches the full restoration of apostles and prophets bringing new- often contradictory- revelation in the end times. While this sounds feasible to some, those who know the Bible understand this is but another chapter in the kind of spiritual forgery that plagued Israel in Canaan.

A wrong but familiar argument favoring LR teaching is that since they seem to preach Christ, they must be of God. While it sounds brotherly, it is deadly as is evidenced throughout Bible history.

The prophets of Baal surprisingly had a lot in common with God’s genuine prophets. They were: religious, prayerful (Baal’s prophets prayed in ecstatic gibberish, God’s did not), devoted to their deity, taught the need for blood sacrifices, received visions, claimed to speak with divine authority, and prophesied- sometimes accurately. The difference between them is that Baal’s prophets were seldom right and God’s were never wrong. If they were, they’d be executed on the spot (Deut. 13; 18). Perfect prophetic fulfillment was God’s validating sign of authenticity: I am the Lord . . . that confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers . . . (Isa 44:24, 26). My friend, there’s no getting around the fact that cults- including LRs- boast of a bevy of prophets– claiming God speaks to them. However, the truth is none of them have ever– or will ever– be able to fulfill the Biblical qualifications of 100% prophetic accuracy because they are all miserable frauds.[12]

 

Fourth, the Latter Rain teaches doctrine is divisive and should be avoided

            Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (2 Tim. 4:2-4).

LRs and their charismatic cadre incessantly disparage sound doctrine that’s existed in the church since the apostles and prophets (Eph. 2:20; 3:5) as a sinister device of the devil meant to divide us. How wrong can any group be? Doctrine is such a vital component to spiritual purity, Paul mentioned it sixteen times in the Pastoral Epistles.

 

It’s obvious that LRs opt to diminish orthodoxy in order to twist the definitions into things never imagined by the original writers that taught them, like baptism of the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, signs and wonders, spiritual gifts, the rapture, Israel and the church,[13] and many others. Sadly, many Christians called by God to earnestly contend for the faith . . . (Jude 1:3) won’t challenge these charlatans for fear of being branded a troublemaker or worse- a blasphemer. I believe this refusal to hold apostates accountable has provided an unimpeded opportunity for the systematic shredding of many good pastors, churches, and ministries.

One such example comes from the oft flippant founder of TBN who said: “I don’t care about your doctrines as long as you name the name of Jesus, as long as you believe He died dead [sic] . . . Let’s join hands . . . to get this gospel preached in all the world.” The fact is, if we embrace ideals espoused  by Crouch and his crew, cults like Mormonism, Russellism (JWs), Armstrongism, Catholicism, even New Agers could be given a seat at the table since all- at some level- “name the name of Jesus.”

Hear me friend. Regardless of what these apostates tell us, we have a three-fold spiritual obligation before fellowshipping with any person claiming to be Christian: to try them (1 John 4:1); then mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them (Romans 16:17).

Fifth, the Latter Rain teaches the blasphemous “synagogue of Satan” Replacement Theology

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9).

            Cults, following their father the devil (Gen. 3:1-5; John 8:44) have no problem adding to or subtracting from God’s Holy Word (Read Genesis 3:1-5 again). Replacement Theology [14] is a vehicle of choice for most divergent sects because it impugns the Word of God by assigning the clear blessings of Israel- which the devil has always hated- to the church or cult as the case may be.

One of many corollaries to this is arbitrarily assigning Israel’s blessings to the church- especially as it relates to the end times and her Millennial reign. One of their hobby-horse heresies resulting from this gives their movement its name- Latter Rain. It is found in Joel addressing Israel’s agricultural season: God gave the former rain for planting which LRs see as Pentecost; and God gave the latter rain during the fall harvest- which they see as the final outpouring on the church. Open your Bible to Acts 2 and Joel 2 so you can follow this with Dr. John MacArthur:

 

“You see, the context of Joel 2 is the great millennial Kingdom, when the Jews are in their land, when the crops begin to grow, when the desert blossoms like a rose, when it rains in the first month as it would rain in a whole year of rain, when everything grows without the threat of pestilence or plague, and when everybody worships and praises God. That has never happened in the history of Israel, has it? No! It’s referring to the Kingdom. Now look at verses 28-29: “And it shall come to pass afterward [after the Kingdom has begun], that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions; and, also, upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit.” To further clarify when “those days” of verses 28-29 occur, verses 30-31 tell us, “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” In other words, all of these signs will follow the great judgment, and then the Kingdom will be set up. You don’t have to be a Hebrew scholar to see what Joel 2:28-29 is talking about. All you need to know is whether or not the word “afterward” in verse 28 means “afterward.” Well, it does! So the Spirit is poured out after the army of the north has been defeated, after the day of the Lord with all the signs and wonders has occurred, and after the Kingdom has been set up. After all of that has happened, then God will pour out His Spirit.” [15]

 

Please hear me, friend. Replacement Theology is bad hermeneutics for many reasons; not the least of which is that Jesus linked it to the synagogue of Satan and rightly so. This scurrilous anti-Semitic scheme is probably responsible for more Jewish bloodshed than any other deception in church history. [16]  Shouldn’t this hinge-pin hoax [17] undergirding the entire LR farce be another telltale sign of who inspires this bunch and what they’re really up to?

 

By their fruits ye shall know them (Matt. 7:20).

 

Sixth, when all else fails, Latter Rain lackeys twist Scripture to fit their theology through quirky and arcane applications not known and not taught at any time in church history by any credible sources- ever

As with every cult, truth revealed in Scripture is an opponent they must constantly deal with. Jesus warned while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way (Matt. 13:25). Nowhere are Satan’s tares more evident than those planted in the church by the Latter Rain heresy hierarchy. Since blatant heresy is easily refutable, LRs have had to mask their demons as new moves of God under a new light emanating from a contrived end times revival. And, as clever as that appears, the Houdini style sleight of hand that’s pulled this off may in and of itself be the prize illusion. By magically substituting sound Biblical hermeneutics- including literalism- they’ve opted to use types, shadows, symbols, and allegories they can form-fit to their Gnostic nonsense without much opposition; which they’ve done masterfully.

 

These are six of the most deadly heresies in the LR toolbox. Now that you know a handful of their teachings, you can draw an intelligent- and may I say obvious- conclusion. Sadly for some, spiritual darkness accompanying deception at this level will prevent that from happening just as Jesus warned it would: For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect (Matt. 24:24).

 

Now here’s the diabolical twitch: the devil using the church to deceive itself through a conduit of prophetic mysticism, shamanism (witchcraft and sorcery), divination [18] (aka word of knowledge, tongues, and interpretation of tongues), all propagated and popularized by familiar spirits (Lev. 19:31; 20:6) and wizards that peep and mutter (Isa. 8:19) on “Charismatic” television [19] and “revivals”- so called – where spiritual terms serve to advance the same metaphysical mystical mayhem God has always forbidden (Deut. 18:10; 2 Kings 17:17, etc). It’s time to unveil. . .

 

The Occult Origin of the Latter Rain

There shall not be found among you any one that . . .  useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God . . . (Deu 18:10-12).

As it is with all evil fruit, the LR-MSoG cult is corruptible  seed (1 Pet. 1:23; see also Mal. 2:3) that began as the seed of evil doers (Isa. 1:4). It was first planted by Satan in the garden with the following enticement: ye shall be as gods (Gen. 3:5). Later in the 2nd century AD it popped up again through an apostate named Montanus who while laying the groundwork for the modern Pentecostal/Charismatic teachings was quickly labeled a heretic by the Nicene leadership. However, his lies didn’t die with him. They were revived at the turn of the 20th Century in Los Angeles (which we’ll discuss later), then refined and replanted about 70 years ago by an aberrant “miracle” healer named William Branham. [20]

 

The Wacky World of William Branham

If you read neo-Montanus-Pentecostal propaganda or watch Charismatic television, you’re going to hear the name William Branham heralded as a church father. He was not. He was a fraudulent mystic exclusionist [21] heretic having far more in common with the occult than with orthodoxy. He called the trinity doctrine demonic, taught the pyramids and zodiac were equal to Scripture, and believed most of his life that he was the reincarnation of both the angel of Revelation 3:14 [22] and Elijah the prophet. He loathed the Jews and formulated the serpent seed doctrine[23] scoundrels like Arnold Murray pound the pulpit with today. He kowtowed to familiar spirits, dabbled in necromancy,[24] claimed God spoke to him through birds and the wind, and regularly practiced demonic spiritualism including clairaudience, [25] divination (word of knowledge), [26] and psychic mind reading in his meetings. Branham also cited numerous conversations with an angel he alleged had given him his healing ministry. [27] Noted occult expert Kurt Koch writes, “While conducting healing services Branham would often fall into a trance during which his angel would work through him. [28] Asked once if the healings were done by the Holy Spirit, Branham replied, “No, my angel does it’” (Kurt Koch, Occult Bondage and Deliverance, p.50, 1972). Yet, as weird and wacky as all of these teachings actually are, by and large Branham’s bilge water blasphemies can be seen in the tenets of Latter Rain dogma.

 

Branham’s Latter Rain Lunacy

While some claim the Latter Rain cult began in Canada, Branham defined it for America where the following tenets began the sumptuous love affair between the church and the occult we see blossoming in the LR movement today. Ironically, these teachings which have found a home in many Assembly of God churches were wisely rejected as heresy in 1949 by the Assemblies of God Council when Branham pitched it to them. So what has changed?

 

– A New Form and Standard for Christianity is emerging. It will change our entire understanding of what Christianity is. In 20 years it will be entirely different. Change will be so dramatic, the Christian church as we know it will oppose it. The change will come from outside the church.

– Rapture is for the “wicked” (Not of the saved!).

– God is to be revealed when he takes his throne in the temple.

– Christians cannot be deceived.

– City Churches: One church leadership per city. Other churches are to join the under the apostolic authority of one man or group of men and transfer membership to them (or associated churches in other cities), and ultimately close down their churches).

– Joel’s Army [29] Kingdom Now/Dominion theology: the church is to conquer and subdue the earth in order to bring in the millennium.[30]

– New Breed/manifest Son’s of God: We will be perfected into our glorified bodies prior to Christ’s return. This will allow us to subdue the earth.

– The restoration of “the fivefold ministry” as enumerated in Ephesians 4:11, with particular emphasis on the offices of apostle and prophet. (Branham was widely touted as the prophet Elijah reborn).

– Christians become “gods”. We have the “divine” nature.

– Christ comes into us as a “seed” and grows into a “prophet”. Christ therefore returns “within us”.

– Jesus was sent as a “pattern” for the corporate church (Corporate church in this context means that the church becomes Christ. Christ is not complete without us because he is the head and we are the body).

– (All) current churches have the spirit of “Antichrist”.

The fact is, anyone reading Branham’s twaddle can see why it wasn’t embraced by the AOG; it’s scandalous. And in all probability it would have expired with Branham in 1965 except for one thing: it appears to be part of the last days delusion God warned us He would send (2 Thess. 2:11).  

 

            Students of end times Bible prophecy [31] find Antichrist presiding over a grandiose spiritual scheme earmarked by a resurgence of signs and wonders that he will use to lure the world into Luciferian worship (2 Thess. 2:3-12; 1 Tim. 4:1; Rev. 13:12, 15; 14:9, 11). And while Latter Rain dogma certainly met the criteria for this sinister undertaking, the missing ingredient was the Trojan Horse necessary for Satan to smuggle it into the church.

 

The Kansas City Prophets

There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean . . . and I am profaned among them (Ezekiel 22:25-26).

Ezekiel saw how a conspiracy of false prophets in Jerusalem had seduced the people to the point they could no longer distinguish between right and wrong. In the end, their stubborn refusal to repent led them into captivity.

 

Now it’s happening in the church.

 

While researching my Master’s thesis Unmasking the Antichrist in the early nineties, I stumbled onto a crowing assertion by New Age spokesman Benjamin Crème that (remember this) the Ascended Master Jesus [32] took over the throne of St. Peter in 1980 in order to “transform orthodox churches.”

My immediate question was probably like yours: “Transform into what?” I received my answer almost a decade later when researching and writing The New Age Charismatic Seed of Corruption; that’s when I discovered the disgusting details of a Midwest group of psychic spiritualist “seers” called the Kansas City Prophets.

 

The KCPs coup d’état was launched in 1982- just two years after Crème’s foreboding forecast of a mass church takeover. A mystic Missouri pastor named Mike Bickle returned from a trip from Cairo, Egypt claiming a voice told him to start a ministry to touch the world. While Bickle swears it was God who spoke to him, Hank Hanegraaff’s Christian Research Institute gives us reason to believe it wasn’t God’s voice Bickle followed:

 

By 1986, its leaders formed Grace Ministries, an umbrella organization designed to facilitate the emergence of a “new breed” into the church — end-time prophets. These they held to be part of the restored “five-fold ministry” (Eph. 4:11). These ministries immediately came under fire in the Kansas City area due to the teachings of KCF pastors Bickle, Jones, Jackson, and others. Strange stories were emerging of these men experiencing angelic visitations, visiting heaven and hell, perceiving auras around people, and giving public prophetic instructions to people (many of which did not come to pass). They also claimed to have received revelations from God on many subjects — including the economy, weather patterns, and natural disasters (many of which also proved to be false). [33]

 

In time reported KCP scandals involving drunkenness, the occult, and sexual exploitation became too much for group to explain away and they needed a recognized leader to address the damage and restore their image. Noted Charismatic pastor John Wimber saw an opportunity and offered his Vineyard Fellowship as an umbrella against the storm. However, the blending of blasphemy does little to remove it and the amalgamation of these two entities is a case in point.

 

As Dave Hunt puts it, former Vineyard pastor John Goodwin came to Christ out of the occult and eventually realized that the Vineyard was involved in the very occult practices he had abandoned:

 

I was a Vineyard pastor, and according to John Wimber, in his words, I “could do the stuff . . .  anywhere and any time . . . ” I was tuned in . . . I was in lock-step with what John was teaching . . .  I have literally been to hundreds of Vineyard conferences . . . I’m here to [explain] that this is part of the last days heresy that’s bringing the church into  the New Age and into the New World Order . . .  it’s all part of the Antichrist system of a one world church, a one world government and a one world economy. (Dave Hunt, Occult Invasion-Spiritual Deception of the Word and Church)

 

Worldwide Witchcraft: Collusion or Coincidence?

Let me ask you something: Do you believe the outpouring of worldwide witchcraft is a mere coincidental melding together of time and chance? Paul sure didn’t (Eph. 6:12). Neither will we if we make our assessment based upon the wholesale transformation of orthodox churches that’s taken place since the founding of the Kansas City Prophets; all stemming from the chilling influence of a menacing associate with occult roots Bickle picked for a top leadership slot in the KCPs: Paul Cain.

 

As it turned out, [34] Cain was an unrepentant drunken sodomite [35] with a dubious honor. This man who claimed to be a prophet- albeit a false one- ultimately became the prime vessel Satan used to spearhead the mass transformation of orthodox churches in fulfillment of Crème’s 1980 prediction. In fact, from what I’ve studied, it appears that every maniacal, mystical, and metaphysical manifestation ballyhooed as a signs and wonders revival since 1982 [36] can be directly linked at some level to the insidious influence of the KCPs- and Paul Cain who just happened to be a 1950s ministry protégé of- who else- Mr. Latter Rain himself, William Branham. [37]

 


PART 2:
THE MANIFEST
SONS OF GOD HERESY

 

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f you are still more interested in protecting a testimony than in promoting the truth, you probably won’t like reading this section- or me for writing it. Let the chips fall where they may.

 

While it used to be Hindu’s alone teaching man’s greatest sin was not recognizing he is god, Charismatic-Latter Rain lackeys today have joined the fray typified by the following unbelievable declarations:

 

“Are you ready for some revelation knowledge? You are God!” “You’re not looking at (me); you’re looking at God. You’re looking at Jesus.” [38]

 

So how did we get here? Well, as stated, much of the godless garbage dumped on the church in the past 7 decades has come to us through associates and admirers of William Branham. Yet, what many don’t know is that his heresies actually hitchhiked on an earlier event that set the tone for all of it: the Azusa Street “revival.” Have you heard of it? Pentecostal Charismatics sell this packaged as much needed spiritual refreshing poured onto a dead church. However, many great preachers of the early 20th Century didn’t agree. Men such as G. Campbell Morgan, RA Torrey, HA Ironside, and Clarence Larkin [39] in fact saw it as disgusting and demonic and warned others to steer clear of it.

 

So I ask: Could this be what Zechariah saw, too?

 

            Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain . . .  (Zech. 10:1-2).

We will now reveal some of the ways I believe the LR-MSoG ruse fulfilled Zechariah’s foreboding forecast of idolatry, divination, and lies through their incredible Manifest Sons of God heresies.

 

False Apostles and Prophets

            Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain (Proverbs 25:14). Paul taught that apostles and prophets were foundational to establishing the church and thus were terminal (1 Cor. 12:28-29; Eph. 2:20; 3:5; 4:11). The Lord Jesus indicated the same thing (Rev. 2:2).

 

The LRs disagree! In a proud defiant display of spiritual insurrection, they have rejected 2000 years of sound church doctrine in order to embrace the contra-Biblical new light “God” was allegedly shining on a band of disreputable derelicts.

 

“No prophet or apostle who ever lived equaled the power of these individuals in this great army of the Lord in these last days. No one ever had it, not even Elijah or Peter or Paul, or anyone else enjoyed the power that is going to rest on this great army.” — Bob Jones, Paul Cain, “Selections from the Kansas City Prophets” audiotape 155C

 

Apostate LR apologist Rick Joyner adds this:

 

”A new wave of ministries is about to be released with extraordinary prophetic gifts. Others with revelatory gifting who were sidetracked because of controversy, or other problems, are about to get back on the fast track … The apostolic ministry that opened the church age will be raised up at the end to complete it. The Lord is restoring the apostolic authority of the church and soon this will become a major emphasis. There will be almost a general openness to this as men of true apostolic authority, with a true apostolic lifestyle, take their place in leadership.” [40]

 

With this as our backdrop, let’s compare these individuals to Scripture in order to uncover their real identity:

 

First, they are Lucifer’s (New Age) Luminaries

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). Go back and compare Lucifer’s promise to man (Gen. 3:5) as it relates to his own admitted ambition (Isa. 14:14). Now prepare yourself for what I’m about to tell you.

 

I believe the Latter Rain has more in common with the New Age Movement than with orthodox Christianity:

 

Heresy New Age Latter Rain
Devalues Scripture
Worships another Jesus
Claims their “truth” is esoteric truth [41]
Believes angels are appearing to reveal new and often contra-Biblical instruction
Maintains the rapture is for the wicked
Mocks the church and orthodoxy as archaic and unwanted
Boasts of occult experiences such as channeling, divination, levitation, bi-location, astral-projection, mind reading, etc
Teaches this is a new age [42] heralded by the arrival of incarnated god men who are in all ways: like the most High (Isa. 14:14).
Claims they are gods
Practices the occult under repackaged terminology

 

Second, they are Apostate Apostles

            For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:13). I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars (Revelation 2:2).

 

With the help of Branham, Cain, and the legacy of recorded KCP prophecies, LR protagonists who crept in unawares (Jude 1:4) now owned an unbiblical legal right to begin referring to themselves- and one another- as apostles. As it turns out, those attaching to this title unabashedly argue they possess authority that is equal with—or superior to—the original office.

 

Scripture teaches us these men cannot under any circumstances qualify as apostles. Authentic apostles: were limited in number- Matt. 10:1-4; Acts 1:20-26; were selected by Jesus to minister with Him and for  Him- Matt. 9:36-10:42; Luke 6:13; Acts 9:3-6; were highly exclusionary- 2 Pet. 3:2; were instructed by Jesus- Matthew-John; Acts 1:2-3; 9:3-6; Gal. 1:12; were to be humble, self denying servants- Matt. 10:37-39; 20:26-27; received a special calling– Mark 3:14; Rom. 1:1; 1 Cor. 1:1; performed signs and miracles- Matt. 10:1, 8; Acts 2:43; 5:12; 8:9-24; 2 Cor. 12:12; lived in Christ’s time and personally witnessed the resurrected Savior- Acts 1:22; 3:15; 4:33; 10:39-42; 13:31; 1 Cor. 9:1; 15:3-8.[43]

 

Third, they are Profiteering Prophets

            But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction . . . These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage (2 Peter 2:1, 17-19).

 

            “God told me” is by implication an intimidating self aggrandizing statement. Pastor Jim Cymbala wrote: “I know that some unscrupulous preachers today claim that ‘the Lord told me’ when no such thing occurred . . .  such behavior is an abomination” (see Jer. 23:31-32, 38-39). Yet this has become a compelling component in Charismatic and Latter Rain circles today- especially when raising funds on their telethons. You can treat this however you want, but remember, Moses labeled it taking the name of the Lord thy God in vain (Ex. 20:7; see Prov. 30:9), and Paul called it speaking lies in hypocrisy (1 Tim. 4:2).

           

            Here’s a short list of men who would be appearing in God’s obituary column- not on “Christian” television- if held to OT standards of flawless prophetic fulfillment (Deut. 13; 18): [44]

 

Kim Clement: prophesied a cure for AIDS by the year 2002 (12/26/2000 edition of Praise the Lord on TBN).

 

Kenneth Copeland: claimed America would be fully led by leaders following the Holy Ghost [45] during the Clinton presidency. Enough said. Copeland also predicted in a dedication service on 12/02/01 for the new 2000 seat Word of Life church auditorium in Honolulu, that one billion Muslims would be saved in the next few months.

 

Kenneth Hagin: (the late) lied that he received his teaching, not from any man, but directly from God. Yet, years later it was discovered to be largely plagiarized word for word from E.W. Kenyon.[46]

 

Benny Hinn: appears often on TBN claiming wonderful things the Lord is showing him: Fidel Castro would die in 1990s, and that God would destroy the homosexual community of America. [47] On a TBN praise-a-thon April 2, 2000, Hinn brashly stated the Lord told him He would begin appearing physically on the platform of his crusades.

Rod Parsley: Parsley, the hokey handkerchief handler claimed in an April 1999 [48] mailing God spoke through him to the distraught mother of a drug addicted, AIDs infested, homosexual son she hadn’t seen in over 12 years- (Parsley’s speaking for God) “Anything you ask Me today, I will grant it.” She asked for her son to be saved, healed, and restored to his family. Parsley claimed in his newsletter that 3 months later the miracle was confirmed when the son called with the exciting news that her prayers were answered. Inner City Christian Discernment Ministry (ICCDM) became suspicious and requested verification NINE YEARS ago. Still nothing! What is Parsley hiding? Why won’t he provide this info, unless of course it is . . . mythical.

 

Oral Roberts: In 1977 Roberts said he had received a vision from God telling him to build the City of Faith. He later claimed to have seen a 900- foot-tall Jesus who told him that the vision would soon be realized and that the hospital would be a success. The City of Faith opened in 1981. He later closed it down for financial reasons. All of this info is in my booklet The New Age Charismatic Seed of Corruption.

 

Pat Robertson: Last but certainly not least, Pat Robertson.[49] Consistently practices divination (word of knowledge) on the 700 Club. In 1982 and again in 1984, Robertson predicted the Tribulation would take place in those years. [50] January 2007 he predicted a terrorist attack on the US causing death and destruction equivalent to that of a nuclear war by the end of the year 2007 (CNN.com).

 

Can you now- in good faith- ever listen to or support the teachings of these scurrilous bandits again? Before you answer, please pray as you read the following warnings first: Deut. 13:1-5; 18:20-22; Jer. 5:31; 14:14; 23:16, 32; Matt. 7:15-16; 24:11, 24; 2 Pet. 2:1; 1 John 4:1.

 

If you’re still on the fence, read what follows.

 

False Christs

When Shirley MacLaine announces “I am God, I am God!” the church properly proclaims her a sign of the end times. We react the same when New Age insider Barbara Marx Hubbard writes: “Finally, you start the transition . . . During the transition, millions of members of the body AWAKEN TO THEIR POWER to be natural Christs, full humans in the model of the first person to manifest the next stage in the development of humanity. . . .” [51] Yet when well known “Christian” leaders say the same thing while holding a Bible, we smile, buy their books, and applaud their new light. When are we going to wake up and try the spirits whether they are of God (1 John 4:1)?

 

The Mini-Messiahs

Scripture is clear. It has always been Lucifer’s desire to be God: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High (Isaiah 14:14); I am a God, I sit in the seat of God (Ezekiel 28:2). Now Satan promises all who follow him ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil (Genesis 3:5). While this is clearly demonstrated in the lives of those boasting to be Satanists, who would have ever dreamed it would take hold on those claiming to be Christians!

 

These are actual quotes from some of the richest, most respected, and may I add patently deceptive voices in Christendom today. As you read their words, if you are tempted to dismiss them as unimportant like I once did, please bear in mind Jesus’ warning: For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect (Matt. 24:24).

 

John Avanzini: “[The Spirit of God] … declared in the earth today what the eternal purpose of God has been through the ages … that He is duplicating Himself in the earth” (John Avanzini, “The End Time Manifestation of the Sons of God,” Morris Cerullo World Evangelism tape).

 

Morris Cerullo: “You’re not looking at (me); you’re looking at God. You’re looking at Jesus.” (The End Time Manifestation of the Sons of God,” Morris Cerullo World Evangelism tape)

 

Kenneth Copeland: “Adam is God manifested in the flesh” (“Following the Faith of Abraham” tape # 01-3001 “You don’t have a god in you, you are one.” (The Force of Love tape).

 

Paul Crouch: “Christians are little gods . . . I am a little god” (TBN-July 7, 1986).

 

Creflo Dollar: “We are gods, in this earth, and it’s about time we start operating like gods instead of a bunch of mere powerless humans” (April 17, 2002 Changing your World, LeSea Broadcasting).

 

Kenneth Hagin, Sr: “You are as much the incarnation of God as Jesus Christ was…the believer is as much an incarnation as was Jesus of Nazareth”. (“Word Of Faith” Dec. 1980, p. 14).

 

Benny Hinn: “Are you ready for some revelation knowledge? You are God!” (“Our Position In Christ”, tape # AO31190-1). “You are a little god on earth running around”. (“Praise-a-thon” broadcast on TBN, November, 1990).

 

Let me be honest. Whenever I read this nonsense I ask myself the same bewildering question:

 

Will the body of Christ ever shut off the faucet of free-flowing sewer water flooding the church in the name of- faith?

 

After uncovering the growing popularity of the following reprehensible repugnant, and rebellious renegades, I’m convinced they probably won’t. But I must caution you. If this is your first exposure to these malcontents, you are in for the shock of your life.

 


The New Mystics

Redefining terms is often the difference between success and failure. [52] Until a few years ago, mystic [53] depicted occult overtures. It’s different now. Those who practice witchcraft are currently hyped to churches as spiritually gifted saints very much in tune with- and filled with- the Spirit of God. In my humble opinion, this has proven to be an absolutely brilliant Satanic strategy.

 

The following activities- while unbelievable- are actual antics performed by neo-LRs in hundreds of churches for tens of thousands of fans. As you read about them, notice their bold assertions of deity by being omniscient (they can read minds, diagnose diseases, and prescribe cures); omnipotent (they heal the sick, raise the dead, and impart spirits); and omnipresent (they freely travel throughout the universe and can be in more than one place at a time). Surely, Satan has, for all intents and purposes, fully denigrated God and deified man in these last days.

 

Hold your nose my friend; some of these things really stink!

 

From Laughter, to Barking, to Drunkenness and Drug Abuse: And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury . . . (Isaiah 63:6). If we are to be honest with the facts, we’ll be forced to admit that every “new move of God” cited by LRs and Charismatics at large has fundamentally opened a ghastly gateway to something more ludicrous. Let us recall Rodney Howard-Browne’s somewhat innocent looking laughing revival which without question became the catalyst for barking, clucking and other animal madness that’s mauled the church for twenty-five years. As of late- and with roaring success I must add- self titled New Mystic John Crowder- who was saved while on an acid trip- and his psychic sidekick Benjamin Dunn are now using the crass colloquialisms of “drunken glory,” [54] “toking the ghost”, “smoking the baby,” and “mainlining Jesus” to describe the Christian experience. Crowder’s “School of the Scandal” students paying the three-thousand dollar tuition fee, travel with him on his “Ecstatic Meetings” tour in churches, and watch as he and his staff of duped dervishes stagger, stammer, swagger, and sway around the stage like bemused buffoons, [55] dressed in Catholic robes, smoking imaginary joints, and sipping glasses of Holy Ghost hooch graciously served to them by a traveling band of imaginary fat Friar Tuck bartender angels Crowder swears accompany him. Doesn’t God’s Word command that we be sober (2 Corinthians 5:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:6,8; Titus 2:2,4,6; 1 Peter 1:13; 5:8)?

 

These kinds of clown-like capers have totally convinced me the scoffers and mockers Peter and Jude warned about (2 Pet. 3:3; Jude 1:18) aren’t all agnostics and atheists as once thought and taught. Many of them are in apostate churches deluded by deceivers speaking lies in hypocrisy (1 Tim. 4:2), just like those under the spell of Crowderism.

 

Shamanism – Channeling Familiar Spirits: Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God (Leviticus 19:31). Giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1) is no longer confined to weirdoes in darkly lit back rooms with squeaky doors and Ouija boards. It has now become the popular pastime for quasi-Christian church folk who follow after the weird while abandoning the Word. One method of channeling today is through angelic teachings which many of them claim. Another is by impartations- transferring spirits through laying on of hands- popularized by Branham, Cain, the KCPs, and one of their devotees, a disgraced, drunken tattooed Canadian con-man named Todd Bentley. Bentley who brags about seeing King David, having conversations with the Apostle Paul, and about raising 30 people from the dead (none substantiated), was the featured evangelist in the summer Lakeland “revival” of 2008.

During his relatively short stay, he unapologetically taught about meetings with- and the channeled teachings of- an angel named Emma; [56] probably the same spirit that instructed KCP leader Bob Jones and William Branham. Producer, author, and occult expert Caryl Matrisciana [57] attended a special meeting in LA where 500 pastors lined up in front of Bentley who “imparted” a spirit by touching them in the middle of their foreheads (the occult third eye) thereby sending them crashing to the floor where they frothed, flipped, flopped, convulsed, howled and/or laughed hysterically “in the spirit.” Again, I challenge you to find any of this mayhem in Scripture (1 John 4:1).

 

Transportations, translations, bi-locations: Crowder contemporary, Jason Westerfield, is at the forefront of these occult heresies. By transportations they mean physical relocation from one place to another. Translations are spiritual (OBEs). This is simply New Age astral projection, and bi-locations are being in two places at one time. Believe it or not, LRs who boast of these practices are revered as gods today.

 

Translations are becoming more common on Charismatic TV. Testimonials now often include trips to Heaven or elsewhere where new revelation is received from the lips of a teaching angel or spirit. [58] Todd Bentley and KCP Bob Jones appearing on Patricia King’s [59] ultra ghastly television program talked about being in a restaurant, holding hands, closing eyes and mystically traveling to the 3rd heaven where they saw a white light, [60] smelled vanilla, felt a wind, and talked with an angel (sounds like familiar spirits- Lev. 20:27; 1 Sam. 28:7). Beyond this bizarre behavior, Jones admitted that he often takes children on these wild excursions into the beyond and back. Knowing the strange proclivities of Mr. Jones, [61] I’m not sure I want my family- especially our grandchildren- going anywhere with this pervert.

 

Bi-locations are simultaneous appearances of one person in more than one place at a time. While this is strictly an occult phenomenon reported by Aleister Crowley and a few spiritist monks, assorted cadre from the new mystics are testifying of this power, too.

 

Doctrine of Divination-[62] aka Word of Knowledge, Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues: There shall not be found among you any one that . . . useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD (Deuteronomy 18:10-12; see also Ezekiel 13:6-7). Let me challenge you dear friend. Using Scripture only, prepare a Bible based report entitled: “The Word of Knowledge as Found in Scripture.” I am convinced not one report will bear any resemblance to the psychic hocus pocus you see over the air waves today which is nothing less than the rewards of divination (Num. 22:7) that was lifted from Branham, re-packaged under a nebulous term word of knowledge and delivered to a willing group of people who don’t know any better. Again ignorance propels cults.

Necromancy-Speaking to the Dead: And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead (Isaiah 8:19)? Many of today’s prophets and evangelists claim to receive instruction and blessing from the dead. The spiritually perverse John Crowder hosts a short video clip releasing impartations from the grave site of heretic healer John Alexander Dowie. Benny Hinn, another necromancer claims:

“I’ve walked in the supernatural world. I’ve seen things you would never be able to understand…I’ve had individuals appear to me in my room. Not only angels” (HONOLULU CRUSADE Feb. 28, 1997). Hinn relates another vision he had “I saw myself walk into a room and there stood Kathryn Kuhlman. And I’ve not seen Kathryn in a dream or a vision [in] years. I knew she had died and it was on the news that same morning. … And there she was standing in this room… And she said, ‘Follow me.’ … And I followed her to a second room. In that second room stood the lord. When the lord, uh-when-when I saw the lord, Kathryn disappeared. She was just gone … And now the lord looked at me and said, ‘Follow me.’ And I followed him to a third room.”[63]

 

Angelic visitations: Latter Rain proponents like their New Age brethren, boast of making contact with angels: Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind (Col 2:18). Occultist Branham used them as a mainstay in his “ministry.” Today testimonies of alleged angel meetings can be found everywhere. Bob Jones claims it was an angel named Emma [64] that revealed the plan for the KCPs. Bentley alleges conversing with the same angel before launching the Lakeland “revival.”

 

Soaking: sitting in the presence of an esteemed teacher or Charismatic leader and drinking in his glory. Todd Bentley used this term frequently when speaking of his relationship to Bob Jones. Perhaps he soaked up too much since he soon followed his mentor headlong into unrepentant fornication.

 

Gold teeth, gold dust and oozing oil: Heresy often finds it’s greatest expression in greed. Joshua Mills reportedly receives a regular sprinkling of gold dust and occasional gold teeth along with oil oozing from his hands when the spirit comes upon him. The only gold dust reference is the powder Israel was made to drink after their bout with the idolatry and the golden calf.

 

Impartations: Occult Shamans impart or transfer evil spirits do this by laying on of hands. LRs also use the same means to transfer what they term as the anointing, gift, or blessing onto another. However, if you are paying attention to what is going on, the insanity that results from it is not Spirit led at all.

 

Spirit manifestations: If you know the Jesus of the Bible, you will understand the absurdity of what Charismatics are involved with today. Being “slain in the spirit” (which I once considered and now have rejected) may have been revitalized by the heresies of Kathryn Kuhlman. [65] It requires “catchers and coverers,”[66] and is often accompanied by uncontrollable laughter and staggering served up by Holy Ghost bartenders, [67] and accompanied by writhing, flinching, barking, clucking, and other screaming noises that remind us of some pathetic soul fed through a door; all revered and coveted by Pentecostals as evidences of the Spirit. But what spirit are they receiving? I believe the spirit of disobedience (Eph. 2:2) sent by Satan to seduce them. In my opinion, and I’m not alone here, “stupidity” and “nonsense” aren’t strong enough words to describe this mayhem.

 

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him (2 Corinthians 11:3-4).

 

It’s time to open your Bible and contend for the faith . . .  or else!

 


Here’s What You Can Do

 

Please hear me. If you are honest, you’ll probably admit to having some misgivings about this movement and their teachings just as I had. Please. If God has stirred your heart as you’ve read this, listen to the plea of His Spirit:

Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues (Revelation 18:4).

  • Tell Jesus you are sorry, and you want out. Then leave! DO NOT GO BACK INTO THE MADNESS!
  • Pray (Luke 18:1).
  • Find a good, Bible believing church (preferably an Independent Baptist) that teaches the Word of God and is sound in doctrine (Titus 1:9).
  • Guard against Satanic attacks (1 Pet. 5:8).

 

  • Stay in the inerrant Book, the Bible. Get an Old Bible [68] as quickly as you possibly can, and devour its truths (2 Tim. 2:15).

 

  • Mark and avoid false teachers and prophets: (Rom. 16:17-18; 2 Pet. 2:1-3).
  • Test Bible teachers: Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world (1 John 4:1).
  • Follow Godly preachers and teachers that are grounded in Biblical teachings not mayhem and mysticism. They are God’s gift to the church (Eph. 4:11-12).
  • Help others who are deluded because grievous wolves (Acts 20:28-30) are prowling around in the church. Help them distinguish between it is written (Matt. 4:4) and it is rotten!

 

Please let us know if this helped you or if you need help.

[1] Webster’s definition of deceive: To mislead the mind; to cause to err; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose on; to delude.

 

[2] You’ll be appalled. I’ll explain this shortly.

[3] We have an expose tract entitled: Speaking in Tongues- The Core of Corinthian Christianity

[4] Packaged as words of knowledge, interpretation of tongues, and prophecies so called, these manifestations are actually nothing more than the pagan Canaanite witchcraft, forbidden by God (Deut. 18:10; 2 Kings 17:17; etc).

[5] They call this unbiblical nonsense being “slain in the Spirit.” Since you only fall at the feet of someone you worship- Christ, I believe this to be a coy ploy of Satan in an effort to give worship to men.

[6] All the major “revivals” like Kansas City, Toronto, Pensacola, Brownsville, Lakeland and others reported this.

[7] You can read it in full on their website- http://www.latter-rain.com.

[8] These heresies will be dealt with more fully in Part 2.

[9] In context, Paul was referring to the 7 year tribulation and revelation of Satan’s incarnation- Antichrist.

[10] Read Matt. 7:22; 24:24; 2 Thess. 2:9; Rev. 13:13-14; 16:14; 19:20.

[11] Names and quotes revealed in Part 2.

[12] If you know of a single modern-day prophet meeting the Biblical definition with a history of no failed predictions, send me his name and I’ll research his record and file a report.

[13] We have sound, Biblically based info available in tract form on all of these subjects for further study.

[14] Fully discussed in our tract: Replacement Theology.

[15] Copied from http://www.biblebb.com/files/mac/sg1869.htm

[16] The Roman Inquisition, the Crusades, Hitler, and many others are prime examples of the effects of Replacement Theology.

[17] Without this prefabrication, Jewish prophecies are allowed to mean what they say without affecting the church with contrived signs and wonders.

[18] Smith’s Dictionary: Divination is a “foretelling future events, or discovering things secret by the aid of superior beings, or other than human means”. It is used, in Scripture, of false systems of ascertaining the divine will.

[19] I realize there are good programs on these networks. But that is like trying to equate all the good kool-aid in the deadly mixture Jimmy Jones’s followers drank at Jonestown.

[20] Among his most well known failed predictions is that the Millennium would begin in 1977. Guess what?

[21] He taught virtually every denomination was anti-Christ and unless you accepted his teachings you could not be a member of the Body of Christ.

[22] Burgess and McGee, Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, (Zondervan, 1988), p96.

[23] Teaches Satan mated with Eve resulting in the Jewish race. Blasphemy!

[24] Conversations and/or contact with the dead is forbidden (Deut. 18:10-11).

[25] The practice of supernaturally hearing audible voices

[26] I challenge you to use the Bible to prove the same divination being passed off by Robertson, Hinn and others as the  “word of knowledge” today.

[27] This is a frightening reoccurrence. False prophet Bob Jones (KCP) and his violent protégé Todd Bentley boast of similar experiences with an angel named Emma that sounds like this demon.

[28] Channeling is a common New Age demonic manifestation.

[29] This ilk teaches a known Jehovah’s Witness heresy (May 1, 1998, Watchtower ) that the locust army of Joel 2 and Rev. 9:1-11 is God’s people thereby turning Satan’s abyss angel Abaddon into the Lord Jesus Christ. Blasphemy!

[30] As avowed Dominionists, they discard orthodox teachings as invalid and unnecessary- like the rapture which was maintained by the early church   which by default places them here during a tribulation revival where the Manifest Sons of God will ultimately coerce submission to Jesus Christ as Lord thereby ushering in His Second Coming. They call this Dominionism or Restorationism, but in reality we might label it Jesus Jihadism or the all new Christian Crusades since there isn’t an ounce of difference between them.

[31] We have a 2 year, 60 credit theology degree program in our Jack Van Impe School of Prophecy.

[32] New Agers teach that throughout the ages wise men have appeared to provide humans with wisdom and guidance on their journey toward becoming gods (aka deification). Major religions hold firm that one day, the ultimate teacher-god-man will appear to usher in a final and eternal euphoria on earth he will rule. Hindus call him Krishna; Shiite Muslims call him the Twelfth Imam or Mahdi; New Agers call him Jesus. Christians call him the Antichrist.

[33] http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/cri/cri-jrnl/crj0044a.txt

[34] Cain was removed by Joyner, Deere, and Bickle in 2004 due to charges of drunkenness and homosexuality he refused to repent of and depart from when restoration was offered (Matt. 18:15-17; Gal 6:1).

[35] While not representative of all Charismatics, sodomy is a common abomination in Charismatic leadership: Charles Parham, father of Pentecostalism; Paul Cain of the KCPs; Isaac Kiwewesi Charismatic leader in Uganda; Paul Crouch of TBN (discussed later); Ted Haggard, and others.

[36] This includes all the pseudo-revivals like Pensacola, Brownsville, Toronto, and Lakeland.

[37] Cain claims Branham was “the greatest prophet who ever lived.”

[38] I’ll tell you who these blasphemers are shortly.

[39] I documented their responses in The New Age Charismatic Seed of Corruption.

[40] http://www.apologeticsindex.org/j08.html

[41] They claim to light others aren’t privy to.

[42] LRs call it the 3rd Wave, or New Wave.

[43] Please order my tract: Apostles Today? for a more thorough discussion.

[44] There are hundreds of these failed prophecies I could have quoted. The fact is, they are constantly spewing forth in LR style churches worldwide.

[45] August 18, 1996 at a Word of life Church service.

[46] Copied from http://www.ondoctrine.com/conversa/3word004.htm

[47] Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.

[48] From: http://www.discernment.org.

[49] I am appalled by the way he has sold out our Lord on so many occasions. When running for president in 1988 he swore publicly he was not an evangelist. In 2008 election he gave the wholehearted endorsement of known pro-abortion, adulterous Rudy Giuliani for president.

[50] From the following website:  http://www.moriel.org/articles/discernment/ church_issues/ pat_robertson_false_prophet_again.htm

[51] http://letusreason.org/Latrain12.htm

[52] Pro-death abortionists used this trickery by labeling the act of killing the unborn as a woman’s right to choose, and those who stood for life as anti-choice.

[53] According to The Free Dictionary, mystic means: relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices and yet this is how Charismatics like Patricia King are describing the new breed now leading the church in the 3rd Wave.

[54] Part of their ostentatious misuse of Acts 2:13 and Eph. 5:18.

[55] Scripture teaches us it is the disobedient that stagger like drunkards, not the Spirit filled (Job 12:25). We are to remain alert and sober unto the coming of the Lord (1 Thess. 5:6, 8; 1 Tim. 3:2; 1 Pet. 1:13).

[56] Some have compared this occult odyssey with both Branham and Jones.

[57] She reported this on a Southwest Radio Church broadcast Sept. 22, 2008.

[58] This is called Shamanism. The shaman makes use of spirit helpers, with whom he or she communicates, all the while retaining control over his or her own consciousness. (Dean Edwards, Shamanism-General Overview-Preface, 1997, originally available at http://www.webcom.com/gspirit/Shaman/so.shamanism.html)

[59] King, an admitted ex-witch hosts a television program that seeks to make occult practices acceptable and desirable to Christians.

[60] Satan disguises himself as an angel of  light (2 Cor. 11:14).

[61] He suggested women get naked before him in order to receive a word from the Lord through him. He was later called out for this, then reinstated by the John Wimber of Vineyard fame.

[62] Webster and Smith’s Dictionary both declare divination “the act of  . . . foretelling future events, or discovering things secret or obscure, by the aid of superior beings, or by other than human means.”

[63] http://www.letusreason.org/Pent.28.htm

[64] Equated to Imma, the far eastern mythical goddess, perhaps the Sumerian sex goddess angel. No wonder Jones and Bentley fell under her direction, eh?

[65] Benny Hinn’s admitted mentor.

[66] Nowhere in Scripture do we see anyone acting like these people do. Nowhere.

[67] A name attributed to “evangelist” Rodney-Howard-Browne.

[68] We offer these beautiful leather KJV Bibles for a gift to our prison ministry of $34. Payable to PMI.  We also offer an Old Scofield Study Bible Course leading to a degree in theology.

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