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Strange Doctrines

In my last post, I began a critique of Rick Joyner’s book, The Final Quest. Although this book has been out for over a decade, it’s still very popular and is continuing to bring people into the apostolic-prophetic movement. Also, many of the book's erroneous teachings are taught in apostolic-prophetic churches....
[ More ] April 16th, 2007 | 23 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

Rick Joyner’s ‘Final Quest’

Rick Joyner — co-founder of MorningStar Publications and Ministries based in Fort Mill, S.C. — is one of the most well-known leaders in the apostolic-prophetic movement and is regarded by his followers as both a “prophet” and an “apostle.” The Final Quest is perhaps his most popular book. It contains a vision that, Joyner claims, […]

[ More ] April 9th, 2007 | 32 Comments | Posted in Evangelical Supporters, Twisted Scriptures |

Touch Not the Lord’s Anointed

Have you ever heard an “apostle,” “prophet” or Christian teacher warn someone: “Touch not the Lord’s anointed”? Many church leaders — not just in the apostolic-prophetic movement — quote this verse from Psalm 105:15 when anyone criticizes or challenges their teachings or actions. Sometimes, they may quote the entire verse: “Do not touch my anointed […]

[ More ] April 2nd, 2007 | 44 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

The Pill in the Peanut Butter

Have you ever had to give your dog medicine? I’ve heard that a good way to get a dog to swallow a pill is to put the pill inside a glob of peanut butter. The dog will swallow it whole without ever knowing it. The same things happens in the church today. Of course, I […]

[ More ] March 26th, 2007 | 8 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

Naming Names

There’s a common view among Christians that it’s wrong to publicly criticize the teachings of other professing Christians. People who hold this view cite Matthew 18:15-17. They believe this Bible passage teaches that anyone who has concerns about someone else’s teachings should go to that person privately. They sincerely believe this is what the passage […]

[ More ] March 19th, 2007 | 24 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

Bill Hamon’s Dangerous Doctrines

You may never have heard of Bishop Bill Hamon, but you should know who he is. This man (pictured here with his wife, Evelyn) is one of the most influential “prophets” in the apostolic-prophetic movement, which has entered many charismatic churches — the fastest-growing churches in the world according to church growth researchers. Hamon’s also […]

Should Christians Experience the Supernatural?

The February 2007 issue of Charisma magazine (pictured here) featured an article by Patricia King, titled “Living in the Throne Room. King (a “prophet” in the apostolic-prophetic movement and founder of Extreme Prophetic Television in Canada) argues that supernatural experiences — like seeing the Lord on His throne, being visited by angels, or being transported […]

[ More ] March 6th, 2007 | 54 Comments | Posted in Charisma Magazine, Twisted Scriptures |

Why God’s People Are Being Destroyed

“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) I don’t know how many times I’ve heard modern “apostles” and “prophets” quote this verse in reference to their own teachings. They claim Christians are being destroyed because they don’t embrace the “apostles’” and “prophets’” teachings. See an example here (from Jill Austin, founder of […]

[ More ] February 5th, 2007 | 9 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

Holly’s Top 7 Prophecies for 2007

Since the “prophets” in the apostolic-prophetic movement have been releasing their predictions for the new year, I thought I’d share mine before January’s over. But, first, remember that none of these predictions has to happen this year, or next year, or the year after — or ever — to qualify as true prophecies. Many factors […]

[ More ] January 18th, 2007 | 16 Comments | Posted in Prophets for Profits, Twisted Scriptures |

Strategic-Level Spiritual Warfare

Have you heard of “strategic-level spiritual warfare?” This practice — which is popular in the apostolic-prophetic movement — often involves going to the highest place in a city or nation, like a mountain top, and trying to bind “territorial spirits,” the high-ranking demons that rule over specific geographical regions. The idea is that — if […]

[ More ] December 23rd, 2006 | 10 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

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