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Healthy discussion and debate are encouraged on this blog. The guidelines below are given to ensure that this forum honors God and is helpful to those who read it (Colossians 3:17; Ephesians 4:29). I reserve the right to reject, delete, or edit comments that, in my view, do not meet these standards.

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21 Responses to “Comment Policy”

  1. TRB Says:

    My niece was healed instantly if a long term illness at Bethel 
    I have attended and been drawn to love Jesus more 
    several others I know have returned from Bethel with a passion for JESUS 
    to tell others about him and His great love
    Jesus said by their FRUIT you shall know them 
    One of the adjunct staff has helped me find a deeper relationship with my Lord and Master Jesus Christ.
    I now  oversee several evangelists in a ‘restricted nation’ who are coming to Jesus through dreams as well as direct evangelism with the Gospel message.
    The Holy Sirit agrees with the WORD 
    There s SO MUCH good fruit coming from Bethel that must be taken into consideration when we offer correction. 
    Correction is not the same as rejection or condemnation. Please be careful that you do not label God’s work as the work of the enemy 
    Do bring correction or a sharpening by pointing out small errors in emphasis.
    DO remind those who are enamored with signs and wonders but neglect the WORD.
    but be very careful about making pronouncements upon something that is undeniably having great Godly impact around the world 
    I do pray that you all would relax and go minister God’s love to the unbelievers

  2. TRB Says:

    Apologies for the spelling errors in my previous post – I accidentally submitted it before checking the spelling 🙂

  3. GENE Says:

    Holly; I am very curious re: any info you’ve obtained on the ‘Glory of Zion International Ministries’ & Chuck Pierce. (I subscribed while the ‘Wool was still pulled over my eyes ‘) They just sent me a
    propaganda mailing, with an envelope for a donation of course, in-
    cluding a “Fix Your Eyes on the Horizon”(by Andrea Schundelmier)
    a large occultic looking eye! Lord help us to be in diligent prayer 
    concerning these ‘appostelic/prophetic’ ‘sheep'(ravening wolves)!

  4. Chad Says:

    Any time there’s a influx of false there’s always the true. There are true apostles today but they don’t place themselves over the church. Their ministry is to the church but under the local pastor. Yes they are used in the gifts of the Spirit but so is everyone else in the body of Christ. Let’s read the Word and allow the Spirit reveal the Truth.  Not allowing people to influence our way to God with extreme teachings to the right or to the left. It is a straight and narrow path and few go there of.

  5. Pastor Harold Kilborn Says:

    Aloha Holly,
    I just wanted to let you know how much of a blessing you are to the body of Christ. I really enjoy your materials on your website. May God continue to use you in exposing heretical teachings that are coming into the church by the mega-doses. There are not enough voices in the church sounding the alarm and many pastors will not say anything from the pulpit. I have publicly in our church denounce different ones in the body of Christ for bringing in their damnable teachings, especially in the area of the NRA, that has swept many Charismatic and Pentecostal Churches. It is never easy to be involved in such a ministry, with so many coming down on you with golf shoes, just for telling the truth about those who are bringing false doctrine into the church. They accuse you of not being loving. The most loving thing we could do, is warn people, lest they be taken captive. 

    Presently, I am one of the leaders statewide, in the Hawaii  Assemblies of God denomination, and it has not been easy, as many of the leaders and churches are involved in the  NAR, Spiritual Warfare, and the Word Faith Movement. It is an uphill battle.

    For your info, Dr. Walter Martin had a great influence upon my life. What a blessing he was.

  6. Gene Says:

    Holly, God bless you and your work!  
    To all ‘seekers’ out there… we all remember Jim Jones who de-
    ceived so many!… But how many remember David Berg (self pro-
    claimed biblical title ‘Moses’) of the leader of the Children of God ? 
    He supplied his followers with ‘Mo Letters’ to augment their ‘in-
    house’ biblical studies…..He was found out to be a pedofile…. sexually abusing his own granddaughter (after being denied by his daughter, who escaped!…Read her book, it’s enlightening).

  7. Gene Says:

    P.S.; A follow-up regarding my comments re: David Berg….no matter how much someone may come off as a ‘loving Shepard ‘
    we must be in constant prayer and adhere to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit!  REMEMBER…the people Jesus told 
    “Depart from me, I never knew you ‘ had  ‘done many wonderful and miraculous works in his name’!! Just saying….  God Bless. TC kHB

  8. Gene Says:

    Please remember folks; Jesus said through His Holy Word that the deceivers would be so convincing that even the very elect could be deceived!  So, if you are truly seeking for Jesus’s will to be man-
    ifest in your life, you do not need any present-day ‘so-called’ prophet/apostle to tell you what you need to know… you’ve got the words of apostles Paul & Peter & James & Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and Jesus’ OWN WORDS through the Holy Spirit to guide you into the Truths you need to ‘work out your faith with fear and trembling! God Bless.

  9. Chad Says:

    i agree to a degree we don’t need prophets/apostles telling us some things but the true church has apostles and prophets in it. When you do away with this teaching you are taking away from the Word. Just because people have bad experiences with false teachers doesn’t mean true christians should live in fear. That’s what the devil wants we walk by faith trusting God will guide our steps. Fear hath torment and to many are teaching this false message. To many upstarts want to be heard and first need to be taught themselves.

  10. L Says:

    There is allegedly evidence (I do not know but have read this) that Jim Jones and some
    other leaders were deliberately infiltrated.  That does not justify the error.

    I agree we need to test all things with the Word of God. 

    Anyone, even a sincere believer, could be deceived on various issues.

    In my opinion it is very confusing.

    Thank you for this blog.

  11. Susan Stone Says:

    Holly, enjoying all your work! I think Johnny Enlow would be a good one to add to your list as I have recently found out that he is reaching even baptists ! He is a big 7 mm guy and written many books. Also Brice Cook just released a new book “8th Mountain Mamdate”  Its hard to keep up with everyone. I was reading your article on changing of the guards and you asked if there was anyone to add and I couldn’t seem to find a place to reply so that is why I wrote you. God Bless you Holly, Susan

  12. Greg T. Says:

    Holly, in the spirit of Luke 17:3, I am curious why you deleted my comment? As far as I can tell, there was absolutely nothing out of line in that comment.

  13. Holly Says:

    Hi Greg T., I’m not sure which comment you’re referring to. I just saw one you posted 9 days ago that I somehow overlooked. I approved it. Is that the one you’re referring to?

  14. Dave terpstra Says:

    Do not be a pharisee,,,leaders of spirit of error…they saw miracles and yet plotted to condemn Jesus…Your on this same thought pattern,,it seems..

  15. Amron Says:

    Hi, Holly!

    I’ve read several of your pieces. Keep on contending for the faith that was once and for all entrusted to the saints. God bless and keep you.

  16. John Orr Says:

    1 Corinthians 14 is about prophesy, the whole chapter! Verses 34 and 35 are are an indirect quote in the imperative mood. This grammatical form is used to distance the author from the statement that a woman must be silent in church. “Was it from you the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only? NASB” Is any other interpretation of this verse, verse 36, possible other than a sound rebuke of the idea that a woman must not speak in church. If you consult Martin Luther’s Bible you will clearly see that verses 34 and 35 are an indirect imperative. In Greek grammar a shift in mood signals the following is an indirect quote.
    Secondly, in 1 Timothy 2:9-15 the word woman should be translated as wife if a definate article preceeds it.

  17. Philippe George Says:

    Dear Holli

    Greetings in Jesus name! Please can you provide clarity on the followings:

    1. What is the difference between the NAR Movement, and the “Word of Faith” movement?

    2. Please can you explain clearly why according to you, the NAR movement is NOT a cult? Reliable Christian organizations has different views on the matter, thus appreciate your views?

    Grateful for a feedback soon, since we will be at our Church, sharing on the topic the following Saturday.

    Await with thanks!

    Regards

    Philip

  18. Holly Says:

    Philippe, thanks for your questions. In short, the major difference between the NAR and Word of Faith movements is that NAR promotes present-day authoritative, governing offices of apostle and prophet (along with many related teachings). NAR has incorporated Word of Faith teaching into its theology, but the distinctive NAR teaching is about present-day authoritative apostles and prophets, who govern the church and bring new, crucial revelation. I do not describe NAR as a cult because, in my opinion, it doesn’t meet the theological definition of a cult. According to the theological definition, a cult of Christianity is a group that claims to be Christian but denies at least one doctrine that is essential to Christianity (such as the deity of Christ or the Trinity). From what I’ve seen, most churches in NAR hold to the essential doctrines. Where they go wrong is in the extra, erroneous teachings they have added to their teachings. Thus, I see NAR teachings as aberrant, meaning they are seriously errant and pose a spiritual danger to those who embrace them. Some within NAR may deny essential Christian doctrines, but I do not see that presently happening in the movement as a whole. I hope my answers help clarify my views.

  19. Daniel Deaton Says:

    I am compelled by Father’s love for all of His people to write this to you. Please read it all and consider it carefully. I come from a Southern Baptist pastor’s home. i met Jesus as Lord at age 13 and have done mission work and evangelism. The body of Christ is bigger than any one group. Through careful study of the Greek New Testament I have had to broaden my understanding of who is a Christ follower and who is not. One must acknowledge Jesus as the only way to the Father.

    But does any of us understand 100% of our infinite omniscient God? If we are honest we have to say that even if I were proud enough to think that I have got 90% of theology perfect, no one of us knows it all. In that at least 10 percent that I do Not know, there is room for my brother that I don’t agree with to be right. Throughout church history the previous move of God has often persecuted the next move of God that had some “new” revelation that lined up with the original scripture that had been forgotten by the people of God over centuries of not being practiced and yet it was biblical sound doctrine and practice. We can be in danger of taking Saul’s approach of persecuting God’s people thinking we are right. The church needs to take Gamaliel’s advice Acts 5:34-39 Leave them alone lest you be found fighting God himself.

    Romans 14:4 Who are you to judge the servant of another. Let us let the master judge His own servants. Christianity is all about coming to know and really experientially knowing God the Father. (John 14:6, Rev 3:20 plus the Great Commandment: Love God and people) Jesus told us to make disciples (learners) to Himself. I have met Bill Johnson and Mike Bickle and they passionately love God and His people and are making disciples. I would not want to stand before God as a criticizer of the saints. Is it possible that some of us cannot cooperate with God to do what Jesus did, because we don’t know the Father as well as we need to and are are too busy finding fault with those who do. Where in the Bible did Jesus command any one to be a heretic hunter? My time is too valuable to spend it all criticizing others to protect God’s kingdom from them. God can protect Himself. I need to be found faithful before God doing what He gave me to do-Loving God and people and Making disciples to do that. Jesus said He who is not against us is for us. Pray for your brothers in other groups; these are not cults. I love you. Daniel As we all work together, the purpose of God will go forward more. Jesus prayed that all His future disciples would be one and one with Him and the Father. Don’t take my word for it. It is in John17

  20. Lance Wonders Says:

    Daniel, we can reject a false teaching (or mistaken teaching) without necessarily rejecting that person as a brother or sister in Christ. I reject the doctrine of double-predestination yet count many strong Calvinists among my brothers and sisters in Christ. (We still strongly argue, though!) I know many what I would call “evangelical” Catholics (like vice president Mike Pence is) who give way more honor to the Virgin Mary and to the Eucharist and to the Pope than I believe is biblically right to do — yet their true obsession is Jesus Himself, the Bible, walking in the Spirit, sharing the Gospel with others, etc. I serve meanwhile as the dean of a “reformed” NAR-originated Bible college, that has set aside the mistaken doctrines that Holly points out but remains open to new things the Spirit seems to be doing in our day. Our pastor is close friends with Mike Bickle and Rick Joyner — but Rick is often wrong, and Mike is not always right. They do need friends in Christ then who will challenge them in some of their views without disfellowshipping them altogether. Holly in her two books written with Doug Geivett was seeking to do that, as well as on her blogsite — but some who write in are more all-or-nothing in their views, and do not always mirror Holly’s own search and struggle to be rightly balanced. I’m sure she loves and prays for the people in NAR whom she criticizes — but she also feels a strong obligation to the Body in general that all too often is being misled. “Truth matters”, even though we always want to advocate for it in genuine love born of the Father in Jesus and shared with us through the Holy Spirit.

  21. Tyrone Flanagan Says:

    Well said, brother Lance. Great grace and error can be present in a
    church at the same time. Look at the N.T. church in Jerusalem. There has
    just been so much spiritual and human wreckage in prophetic movements
    both historically and in recent times. Prophets need to be submitted
    to the fellowship and oversight of a solid local church. The prophetic
    needs to come home to the local church and function as part of a ministry
    team and stop operating as lone rangers or as independent bands of prophets.

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