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‘Apostles’ From Well-Known Ministries

I just finished reading C. Peter Wagner’s new book, Apostles Today (Regal Books), and plan to comment on it in upcoming posts. In this book, like Wagner’s past books, he argues that modern “apostles” have an extraordinary amount of authority that Christians must submit to — or else be outside of God’s will. Though I will address this teaching more in ...

Unfair Caricature?

As I was reading through old comments on my blog, I saw that one poster said I took the most extreme examples of error on the fringes of the apostolic-prophetic movement and unfairly applied them to the whole movement. I want to respond to this charge. First, I want to be clear that the apostolic-prophetic […]

‘Apostle’ Joyner Meets Apostle Paul

This is my third post examining Rick Joyner’s teachings in his popular book The Final Quest, which records a series of visions Joyner claims God gave him. In this post, I will look at a conversation Joyner — who claims to be a modern “apostle” and “prophet” — records between himself and the apostle Paul […]

[ More ] April 30th, 2007 | 23 Comments | Posted in Occult/New Age Teachings, Twisted Scriptures |

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. In the introduction to […]

[ 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 |

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