Rick Joyner's Demonic Voodoo "Church"

Warning: Viewer discretion advised; the following video is pretty scary:

This video is from a Morningstar Ministries broadcast, but somebody else added the text later; the original video was most likely removed by Morningstar Ministries after somebody realized how this looks much more like a voodoo ritual than a Christian church service. It starts with Joyner himself announcing "Lord, move among us..." and he walks offstage. Then the other (worship?) pastor says "alright, Tori's got something she's gonna release, and when this releases it's gonna be like a starting gun for the ministry time. So those of you who'd like ministry, go ahead and stand up, get in the middle section; youth, children, those who've been touched by the fire... prepare to minister... yeah, he's here."

Let's think about this for a minute: he said that this woman has "something that she's gonna release" and then he says "when this releases it's gonna be like a starting gun for ministry time..." Just based on those words alone this cannot be the Holy Spirit; unless you actually believe that the sovereign God of the universe is really an impersonal force that can be bottled up and then "released" by an incoherent, babbling woman who launches into a frightening spell of shouting, chanting, sobbing and repetitive phrases; resulting in a lot of people twisting, contorting and shaking uncontrollably. 

For those of you who aren't disturbed by this video (because you think the true Holy Spirit is causing these things to happen) please read about the faulty and un-Biblical teaching behind Joyner and others like him: The Rick Joyner Cornucopia of False Teaching, Bible-Twisting and Overall Wackiness

Rick Joyner doesn't want you to remember that he was part of The Day of Infamy.

Finally, this is a very helpful article about the many false beliefs, half-truths and misunderstandings that have crept into the church and are making discernment so difficult: Defusing Demonic Dirty Bombs

 

Here's another video where the same woman, Tori, is shown again; she was apparently a "Senior" in a school that was held at Morningstar Ministries:

Bethel Church Cancels "Serious Death" & Releases Chickens, Barbecues and Houses

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In what can only be described as a moment of utter foolishness and nonsense, Georgian Banov at Bill Johnson's Bethel Church in Redding, California in the video below claims to be canceling "serious death" while releasing the Jubilee blessings of chickens, souvenirs, refrigerators, five bedroom houses and barbecues. 

Not sure what any of that means? Well, see for yourself by watching the video below.

Warning: You may want to wear protective gear while watching the video.

Here's a very slick and expensive video promoting enrollment in Banov's "Global School of Supernatural Ministry." Here you can "meet the new unstoppable you" and "change the atmosphere" and shake around and jump up and down a lot. Banov's video tells us "the grace chase is on!" 


You must chase after my grace. And jump up and down a lot.
— Said Jesus Never

Here are the Banov's in one of their finer moments:

Holy Spirit or Strange Fire?

The people who put this video together did such a fine job of capturing example after example of absurd and patently false manifestations of Holy Spirit that were touted as legit that it deserves an exhibit here in the Museum of Idolatry. As you watch this video ask yourself, "Why on earth would anybody who calls themselves a Christian believe that these are manifestations of the Holy Spirit?"

Ned Flanders even makes an appearance at the 4:07 mark in this video.

Charismatic Southern Baptist Pastor Embraces Book of Mormon

Here's an amazing little article from our friends at Pulpit and Pen about a Charismatic Southern Baptist pastor who has taken a stand in support of the Book of Mormon (and against the Bible):

Charismatics are really into new revelations (new "words from God"), so this is an understandable (but very wrong) direction to take. Mormons teach people to read their Book of Mormon and wait to see if they get "a burning in their bosom" to confirm that it's true "in their hearts." Charismatics often do something very similar and emphasize feelings and experiences over the objective and unchanging Word of God.

Oh, and yes, people claim to get that burning in their bosom all the time.

Charisma Magazine Says Jesus Wants to Give You Golden Tickets

Charisma Magazine just released an article by Bob Hartley titled 2016 Cashing in on Your Golden Tickets which claims that Hartley received a prophetic vision that reveals that Jesus is just like Willy Wonka and He wants to give you golden Tickets. Here is a portion of Hartley's nonsensical and unbiblical vision:

I dreamed I was sitting at a table with The Lord and he was starting to talk about (with incredible excitement) this time of restored or released inheritances that had never been seen, heard or even thought up before. I don't think I have ever seen His eyes so full of wonder and excitement.

He then spoke of how there had been inheritances put in our bank accounts, but they were for a point in time for us to cash in on. He kept saying "Did you get the memo?" and that it's time to write a check on the deposit of inheritance He had given us. Those around the table were looking bewildered but excited and intrigued. He kept saying "Didn't you get the memo?" He was so fun and alive. He said "You have an inheritance as kings and queens ... this is yours."

Next, He put us in little red wagons and pulled us up the hill to show us what our inheritance was. I felt like the one from Luke 15 who hadn't realized his inheritance that he had at home.

He said: "It's time to cash in on these golden tickets."

  • I saw that each of us had many golden tickets, like what you get when you are at a carnival and you throw the ball and hit the target.
     
  • We had hundreds of these golden tickets in our hands and each one was incredibly precious.

    (Online Source)

This so-called vision is utter nonsense and it is blasphemous and irresponsible of Charisma Magazine to publish this garbage as if it comes directly from our Lord Jesus Christ. 

The core problem here is that Hartley and Charisma Magazine are deceived and do not believe what scripture says about itself, that it is sufficient. We strongly recommend that you take the time to listen to this lecture on Sola Scriptura.

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
— 2 Timothy 4: 3-4


Jonathan Cahn Partners With Arch Heretic Ken Copeland

Jonathan Cahn's transition to the dark side is now complete. He has now taken his eschatologically indefensible prognostications to the Dark Lord of the Heretical Sith, Ken Copeland.

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
— Romans 16:17–18

Need we say more?

Great Tribulation Countdown Clock

Are you ready for The Great Tribulation? If not, then maybe you were unaware that the Jim Bakker Show has announced that it will begin in March. See the video below for more information.

But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
— Jesus Christ the Son of God


We think Jesus was right regarding knowing when the end times are going to happen. Therefore, we predict that The Great Tribulation will not begin in March as Jim Bakker has lead us to believe. March 2016 will be as prophetically significant as Y2K. The only one who is benefitting from this end times scam is Jim Bakker.

Bill Johnson: "I've Never Seen Anything That Violent Before!"

Was Bill talking about a terrorist attack? A criminal assault caught on camera? An illegal dog fight?...

Nope. He's talking about his wife, Beni, and the violent convulsions she was thrown into at the Toronto Airport Revival.

Beni says, "For 20 to 25 minutes I shook violently, and my husband couldn't hold onto me-he had to let me go; and he says 'I have never seen anything that violent before' and he still hasn't seen anything that violent."

If that isn't weird and creepy enough, she then utters this amazing (and contradictory) sentence:

"I had absolutely no control over my body at all, but I knew it was God; I didn't know what it was." 

I used to convict people of sin and lead them to repentance so they could have their sins forgiven, and I used to direct people’s attention towards Jesus… But now I just shake them around violently. That’s so much better!
— Said The Holy Spirit Never

Please read more on this topic at the Berean Examiner

Who Will Be the First Vision-Casting Leader To Sport a Man Bun/Braid?

Since the entire Seeker-Driven movement is predicated on false notion that pagans won't make decisions for Jesus unless the church is cool, relevant and culturally hip, it is only a matter of time until Seeker-Driven Vision-Casting Leaders start sporting Man Buns, Man Braids or a combo of both.

We're certain that it is only a matter of days until we see this happening on the stage of one of the big box multi-site church's and we'll be sure to note who the winner is by honoring them with their own exhibit here in the Museum. In the meantime, who do you think the first Seeker-Driven Vision-Casting Leader to sport a Man Bun/Braid will be?

Will it be...

Levi Lusko
Steven Furtick
Ed Young
Perry Noble
Carl Lentz
Rick Warren
Mark Driscoll
Judah Smith
Andy Stanley
Eric Dykstra
Bill Cornelius
Rob Bell
Bill Hybels
Pope Francsis
or some other leader not listed here?

Jews in France Must Be Prepared to Hide Themselves??

Self-proclaimed Apostle, Chuck Pierce in a recent prophetic video announcement claims that the Holy Spirit is warning France and the world that Intifada is about to break out and that Jews living in France must be ready to go into hiding.

Someone needs to tell Chuck Pierce that Ken Copeland has already taken authority over the demons of France.

Bill Hybels: "God Uses A Re-Crafted Schedule To Transform Lives"

This one minute video clip is from the Willow Creek YouTube channel:

Pastor Hybels says: "I've never seen a tool that God uses more predictably in transforming human lives than a re-crafted schedule." This short clip is the conclusion of a 45 minute sermon (that feels like three hours) called "The Power of Your Schedule" which can be heard in a very thorough, funny and scathing sermon review by Chris Rosebrough (the sermon review starts at 1 hour 12 minutes into the program):

 

Is Hybels teaching from the "Book of Statistics" or something?? If God uses a re-crafted schedule more predictably than any other thing, why did He fail to mention it in His Word?

Wow. Now I can see that I wasted a lot of my time on earth... I should have been teaching people to ‘re-craft their schedules’ instead of all that other stuff I did.
— Said Jesus Never

Closing thoughts: Seriously, there's nothing wrong with being productive and efficient with our time, and setting goals and using some sort of planner is a good idea-just remember that God is not captive to our plans. Most importantly, Bill Hybels is supposed to be a pastor, not a life coach or business advisor. Although he mentions in this "sermon" that people in his church should, perhaps, get it on their schedule to study the Bible (duh!), he's setting a terrible example by not preaching from God's Word for this entire "sermon." 

Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.
— 2 Timothy 4: 2
For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
— 1 Corinthians 1:22-25
Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’-yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.’ As it is, you boast in your ignorance. All such boasting is evil.
— James 4:13-16



Follow Up to Sleazy Silent Night

From the Hillsong Silent Night video

From the Hillsong Silent Night video

Michael Brown recently wrote this article for Charisma News:

Hillsong, Silent Night and the Danger of Judging by Outward Appearance 

Dr. Brown is one of the most respected members of the Christian Charismatic world; he's a brilliant debater, an actual Biblical scholar and someone who has been warning (to some extent) about false teachers in the Church. In this article he says that he, too, was appalled by the worldly and obnoxious Silent Night video that has gotten so much attention, but he refrained from making a judgment about it until he could get more information. But after he saw a Twitter comment from a pastor at Hillsong he could understand why they did the song the way they did.

There are a couple of really interesting things to note from this article: First of all, Brown makes a pretty amazing statement about how he couldn't talk to anyone from Hillsong, because he didn't have an "open door to interact directly with Hillsongs leaders (despite my attempts to do so in the past)." Please take note, everyone who says something like this: "You shouldn't say anything bad about paster so and so until you talk to him face to face! Have you met with him and heard his side of the story?? Well then stop judging him!!" 

Even Dr. Michael Brown can't talk to the "powers that be" at Hillsong. Hmmm.

Another amazing thing about this article is how he has "differed with some of Hillsongs methods and message over the years…" but he still needed to get the true story from a reliable source before he could make a judgment. How have you differed with Hillsong, Dr. Brown? Have you spoken out against the blatant Word of Faith heresy that Brian Houston continually puts forth as Christianity? That's kinda important… but it gets side-stepped in his article. 

Here's the really disappointing part of this article: Brown believes he is able to make a correct judgment about this whole thing because he sees a Twitter comment made by a Hillsong pastor in Australia, and he accepts everything this guy says with no further inquiry:

Here's the big fat lie (intentional or not) in that Twitter comment: "This video was not released by Hillsong, nor would this number ever be an item on it's own." Except that the video was released by Hillsong... as an item of it's own… on Hillsong's own YouTube channel!

After Chris Rosebrough shared the video on Facebook and it started getting thousands of views (and negative comments) Hillsong quickly pulled it off their channel with no explanation, but we had made a copy for Vimeo (knowing that Hillsong would probably do the very thing they did). So now when everyone sees the Vimeo copy, Hillsong can claim that "somebody posted it out of context!" That's correct Hillsong, somebody did post it out of context-you did.

So, we now have a "sort of" official explanation as to why they made this "Sleazy Silent Night" and it does make more sense than before. This situation is still pretty irritating and here's why:

It seems Michael Brown (and lots of others) will let the heresy at Hillsong continue. That word, heresy, is not too harsh-it's an accurate statement made after a thorough evaluation of the teaching at Hillsong. Here are a bunch of programs where Chris Rosebrough has played Brian Houston's sermons and compared them to the Bible. Houston twists, distorts and mis-handles God's Word all the time! Here's an article that documents the history of covering up abuse by Brian Houston and his friends: Church Watch Central. And here's a very disturbing Australian TV Investigative News Show called Inside Hillsong

And almost nobody cares-because Hillsong is famous! Brian Houston is famous! Everybody loves Hillsong's praise music! Tens of thousands of people love and attend Hillsong! So we showed their ridiculous Silent Night video to draw attention to the problem… but now we are the bad guys because we didn't understand the correct context for the video (that Hillsong published without explanation and then silently removed). Fine.

We are sorry to have not made such a fuss over that video.

Now can we talk about the false-teaching, Bible-twisting, power-grabbing, money-loving, pedophilia-ignoring cesspool of corruption that is brewing at Hillsong??!

 

Along these same lines, here's an important article from our friend J. D. Hall at Pulpit and Pen:

An Open Letter to Dr. Michael Brown

Bill Johnson's Followers Imply: "He's Equivalent to Jesus" and "The Apostles Were Pharisees"

Since the article "Bethel Church Tells Witch She's On the Right Path…" came out, there's been a lot of comments made to Chris Rosebrough's Facebook page; most of the comments were supportive, but some were trying very hard to refute the article. The handful of arguments defending Bill Johnson and his church were pretty similar to each other and the article "Diffusing Demonic Dirty Bombs" covered most of them already, but a very interesting pattern emerged: The Bethel supporters (un-knowingly, to be sure) equated Bill Johnson with Jesus, and reduced the Apostles (the real Apostles in the Bible) to the role of unbelieving Pharisees. 

Bethel supporters claimed that "Pharisees" and "Religious Nuts" were responsible for criticizing that church; they are totally convinced that what goes on there is a genuine work of the Holy Spirit and that questioning anything there is the same as when the Pharisees questioned Jesus and refused to believe that He was the Son of God. Here's the GIGANTIC problem with that:

Bill Johnson is NOT Jesus, and therefore, being skeptical of his teachings is not the same as being a Pharisee! On top of that, Jesus and the Apostles tell us to "watch out for false teachers" and "test the spirits" and "watch your doctrine closely" but the Bill Johnson/Bethel supporters think that makes someone a Pharisee. So, in their own little confused world, they've made Bill Johnson equivalent to Jesus (we must not question him or his church-that would be blasphemy against the Holy Spirit!) and they've turned Jesus and the Apostles (who wrote the New Testament) into "Pharisees" and "Religious Nuts." 

Lastly, the other comment that was made multiple times was: "Oh, so now you're gonna believe a witch?!" This is the equivalent of saying "I don't want to believe this, so it isn't true." Otherwise you need to believe an incredible story that goes something like this:

"This girl, Annika, who pretends to be a former Christian but is now a (pretend?) witch, pretended to go to Bethel Church on several occasions so she could make up a story about it and then publish it on the Pagan channel of Patheos. She also brought along her friends who pretended to go there and then wrote about this pretend event. They also took photographs at Bethel Church, but those were all pretend photographs. This girl then pretended to get "prophetic words" so that she could blog about how encouraging those words were for her. She knew that eventually this would get published on a different website (half a year later), and that this would make Bethel Church look bad. She is very very very clever."  

 

Ultimately, the most important thing is to compare what is being taught at Bethel to God's Word-regardless of what Annika Mongen (or anyone else) has to say. 

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
— Galatians 1:10
But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.
— Titus 2:1
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good...
— 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Hold fast (retain) the pattern of sound words (doctrine) which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.
— 2 Timothy 1: 13-14

What a Bargain-Bill Johnson's $400 Thumb Drive!!

Yeah, this is exactly what the (real, Biblical) Apostles would have done-sell their "sermons" for outrageous profit (this is from the Bethel Church webstore):

Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.
— 2 Corinthians 2:17
and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
— 2 Peter 2:3

(Here are a LOT more Bible verses that prosperity preaching false teachers hope you never read)