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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, ...
[ 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 | 55 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 | 17 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 |

Why People Join This Movement

When I tell Christians about the teachings of the apostolic-prophetic movement, they often ask me, “Why do people join this movement?” Good question. When you bring the movement’s teachings together, you get a bizarre worldview that has no basis in Scripture. Yet, the thing is: Very few people in the apostolic-prophetic movement have brought all […]

[ More ] December 4th, 2006 | 23 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

The ACPE’s ‘Fortune Cookie Prophecies’ for 2007

On Nov. 1, the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders (ACPE) released their “Word of the Lord for 2007” through the Elijah List. Each year, this group of 33 “prophets” meets to determine what God is saying to the Church for the new year. I want to point out some observations about this latest “Word.” 1. […]

[ More ] November 27th, 2006 | 16 Comments | Posted in Elijah List, Twisted Scriptures |

Psychics, Prophets and Scripture Twisting

I am continually distressed by “prophets” in the apostolic-prophetic movement who twist Scripture to support their teachings. Well, I thought I’d seen it all when it comes to Scripture twisting — until last Saturday, Nov. 18. On this day, “Prophet” Steve Shultz — the publisher of the Elijah List (an e-mail newsletter) — sent out […]

[ More ] November 20th, 2006 | 47 Comments | Posted in Elijah List, Twisted Scriptures |

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