Lady Hekma is Greater than Elijah (Just Ask Her!)

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Her gullible followers seem to agree:

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
— Romans 12:3

Kris Vallotton Inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s Survival by Doing a Porn Movie


Kris Vallotton the Senior Associate Leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California, and cofounder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry said he found inspiration from Sylvester Stallone doing a porn movie to survive financially.

On 11-11-2017 Kris Vallotton shared a video from the Millionaire’s Sayings page on his own Facebook page. The video describes Sylvester Stallone’s struggles to succeed. In the video we’re told Stallone was so poor he did a porn movie to earn money. Kris Vallotton said he found this inspiring.

I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.
— Sylvester Stallone
The heart is more deceitful than all else, and is desperately sick; Who can understand it?
— Jeremiah 17:9

This is what happens when we esteem success over Christ: We end up finding inspiration in someone selling their body for sex. It shouldn’t surprise us that someone would esteem success over Jesus. Isaiah told us this would happen.

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief
and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
— Isaiah 53:3

For more information on this false teacher, please read:

Kris Vallotton: Prosperity Preacher Exchanging Love for Wealth

"Winner's Church"-Where "Winning Is A Lifestyle!"


The sounds like satire, but it's real:

"Bishop" Fred Shipman is a Bishop because... he sticks the word "Bishop" in front of his name. He has a "Bachelor of Divinity from International Bible Seminary" according to his glowing biography (which even mentions how "down to earth" he is, in spite of calling himself a Bishop!). 

Would you like to get a "Bachelor of Divinity" like "Bishop" Fred Shipman? Just send a check to this online "Seminary"... (You may want to get a degree in Biblical Naturopathy while you're at it)


But after you pay your fee you'll have this difficult assignment: "All degree and certificate program requirements may be satisfied by the completion of prescribed curriculum courses. Each course is divided into several modules that consist of readings and selected passages from the New and Old Testaments. There are questions at the end of each section that are to be answered before going on to the next section. Each module contains a mixture of multiple choice and true or false questions..."

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Wow! Fill in the multiple choice/true or false questions and you can be the Bishop of your own church!!

Of course, if you want to be like "Bishop" Fred Shipman, remember that he: "operates in his giftings as a visionary, motivator, and speaker." 

My dearest Timothy, as you serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, remember to operate in your giftings as visionary, motivator and speaker. Tell people that they are winners!
— Said the Apostle Paul never

"Bishop" Fred Shipman doesn't want you to read this: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know!

Depraved Copeland Sets Satanic Snare for Christians

According to scripture Kenneth Copeland has a depraved mind, and sets snares for the destruction of Christians because he teaches that godliness is a means of gain.

Eagle Mountain Church posted this quote from Kenneth Copeland to their Facebook page.

“You get spiritually rich, you’ll get financially rich!”

Scripture warns us about people like Kenneth Copeland. He’s described as setting a snare for Christians that can lead to ruin and destruction. Such teaching is described as coming from a depraved mind, thinking that godliness is a means of gain. Scripture tells us godliness with contentment is great gain.

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
— 1 Timothy 6: 3-10

Copeland’s appeal to the desires of the flesh sets a snare for the soul. We must run away from these snares. Copeland and those like him erect frivolous idols in our hearts. Those teaching and following this doctrine must call upon God and ask to be granted repentance.

Kenneth Copeland is the false teacher of false teachers. If there was a "Hall of Fame" for filthy rich godless charlatans, he would get the best spot. Yet, there are many today who still consider him a true Christian minister. Take a look at this "conference of heretics" and be sure to mark and avoid every person listed:

$1000 to Get Hair and Nails Done: "God Made it That Way" says John Gray

A wife should be given $1000 from her husband to get her hair and nails done because God made it that way. Who would even dare assert something like that? What venue would allow such a speaker?

T.D. Jakes held MegaFest 2017 and had John Gray as a speaker. Gray is an associate pastor at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church. Osteen is author of Your Best Life Now, so it's not a stretch to believe the associate pastor under Osteen could tell all of Christendom that God wants a husband to give his wife $1000 to get her hair and nails done.

T.D. Jakes posted this video of John Gray speaking at MegaFest 2017.

What kind of world are these people living in where you just toss $1000 at your wife to get her hair and nails done? This points to the excess of their lifestyle, often at the fleecing of their own flock and followers. All done in the name of Jesus of course.

Paul wrote to the Corinthians about how he was hungry, thirsty, poorly clothed, and homeless.

To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we entreat. We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things.
— 1 Corinthians 4: 11-13

What advice would he have given to the Corinthian church?

Greetings my dear fellow believers; some of us might be poorly dressed, hungry and homeless, but nonetheless, husbands be sure to spend a few bucket loads of denarii so your wives can get their nails and hair done. God made it that way. 

Yours truly, The Apostle Paul
— 1 Hesitations 1: 9


Messages like these promoted by T.D. Jakes and John Gray grossly misrepresent Christianity. Instead of crucifying the flesh, they feed it mammon on steroids.


Are you fed up with this worldly, ear-tickling version of Christianity? Read this and see if you agree:

A Manifesto of Christian Discernment

Choose to Serve Positive Thinking per Joshua 24:15 - Victoria Osteen

Victoria Osteen transformed Joshua 24:15 into a call to serve positive thinking. Instead of a call to turn from the Devil, sin, and self, and turn toward God, she spritzed the Bible with the Osteen doctrine of positive thinking and ends up calling people to serve the idol of positive thinking. This "Christless Christianity" has no need for a Savior who redeems us, instead, it makes our determined and deliberate decision-making into another god.

Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
— Joshua 24: 14-15

The Osteens and Lakewood Church teach the Word of Faith false doctrine; please read more about it here:

The Word of Faith Cornucopia of False Doctrine 

Be sure to listen to all 4 videos of the White Horse Inn talking about Christless Christianity:

Seinfeld "Sermon" Inspires Andy Stanley-NOT The Bible

Andy Stanley is trying to be clever (or something), when he begins his new "sermon" series by saying he got the idea of "Pack Your Bags" from a Jerry Seinfeld routine. He acts like it's no big deal to ignore God's Word and base his teaching on whatever he wants. In this "sermon," he eventually gets around to quoting a few Bible verses, but it's just window dressing on (yet another) motivational speech.

"No Gospel for you!"

This man is supposed to be the best of the best: his church has tens of thousands of attendees; his ideas are implemented by thousands of pastors; his books are a reference for many Christian leaders... and yet he blathers on about almost anything but the Word of God. Watch this 6 minute clip and contrast it to the Apostle Paul saying "I preach Christ and Him crucified." If you're really brave and want to waste even more time, listen to this entire (painful) "sermon" about how to do more and try harder here (you'll even get to watch a dramatic intro video about a duffle bag!)... 

Jeff Jansen Receives Supernatural 50 Carat Ruby from Angel

From the Sid Roth's It's Supernatural Facebook livestream, here's a tall tale that would make Huckleberry Finn blush, this is a "behind the scenes" video of Jeff Jansen telling Sid Roth about another one of his angelic encounters:

By the way, the charismatic cheerleader (and "serious scholar") Dr. Michael Brown approves of Sid Roth.

Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.’
— Matthew 7: 22-23
For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
— Mathew 24: 24
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 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: 1-3
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
— 2 Thessalonians 2: 8-12

Here is something that Jeff Jansen and Sid Roth DON'T want you to read: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know!!

Absolutely Bizarre "Sermon" Promo Video from Life.Church

We can just let this bizarre video speak for itself:

Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
— 1 Corinthians 1: 20-25

Want an Easy Life?? You Need the "The Anointing of Ease!"

Did you know God has a simple and easy way for you to get the life you really want? Would you be amazed to know God's intent is for you to reclaim your life of ease through his blessings and promises? What if you could speak to the storms and trials of life and make them go away just like Jesus did to the storm in scripture?

V.K. Fields shows us how to achieve all of that in her man-centered book "The Anointing of Ease".

She describes how having the life you really want is simple and easy, because you can generate results similar to Jesus.

Would you like for your life to be easier? It is simply a matter of your will, which should only be a reflection of His will. Everything you really need to know to have the life you really want is simple-and more times than not, it’s easy because you are a believer and a follower of Christ Jesus. Following Christ means that we study His life, follow His example, and generate results similar to His.
— V.K. Fields

She gives the impression we can speak to the storms we face in life, and make them go away, just like Jesus did to the literal storm. She says that by following the example of Jesus we can make storms obedient to us.

Have you ever heard a sermon that sounded something like this? “If you are a child of God, you are either in the middle of a storm, coming out of a storm, or going into a storm.” Ironically, the example we are given in the Bible is of Jesus resting during the storm and awaking only to silence the storm. He said, ‘Peace, be still.’ He did not fear the storm, worry about the storm, or curse the storm. He spoke to the storm, and the storm responded in obedience to His words and to His will. That is our example. When we follow His example, we should also get His results.

Your life should not be defined by the storm, because the storm is subject to you and your authority through Christ Jesus. In The Anointing of Ease, author V.K. Fields shares how to reclaim God’s original intent for your life of ease through His blessings and promises.
— V.K. Fields

How does she measure up to scripture?

Jesus said we would have tribulation in the world.

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
— John 16:33

Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit certainly did not agree with Christians having a life of ease. He said we are like sheep to be slaughtered.

For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.
— Romans 8:36

He also said Christians groan inwardly, feeling the pain of creation.

And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
— Romans 8:23

Did Paul experience a life of ease? Was he able to make his storms go away?

To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless,
— 1 Corinthians 4:11

Paul described himself as hungry, thirsty, poorly dressed, buffeted, and homeless. Did he simply fail to use his authority as a believer to make his life easier?

Of course not.

We all know such an assertion is total nonsense, just like this book from V.K.Fields.

V. K. Fields probably doesn't want you to read this: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know!

Need Victory? Don't Pray, Flaunt Your Riches - SEER 1 (Prophet Anointed Andrew)

Would you expect an anointed prophet of God to tell you not to pray, but rather to flaunt your riches in order to gain victory? "Prophet" Anointed Andrew also known as SEER1 is the prophet for you if your answer is yes. 

A recent Facebook post encourages his followers not to pray, but instead to dress well if they want victory over their enemies.

Why get on your knees and seek strength from Christ in your time of weakness? Seek peace in prayer to guard your heart and mind? No way! Just put on your best watch, best shoes, and dangle the keys to your fancy car, that's all you need.

6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

Who are we to listen to? Our "anointed" SEER1? Scripture?

Pastor David Hughes Jumps Up and Down on Gigantic Couch

Is it any surprise that this ridiculous "pastor" completely mishandles the Word of God? Is it any surprise that he gives a totally Law-based motivational speech that tries to manipulate his audience into doing more? 

Listen to the sermon review on this episode of Fighting for the Faith:

Big Comfy Couch (The Sermon)


Here's the comedian Galagher from the 1980's:

Hmmm, does "pastor" David Hughes remind you of any another guy jumping?...


Here's another great sermon review from BEZELT3:

Power of Potential to Elevate Furtick's Ego?

In a recent sermon on "The Power of Potential" at Elevation Church, Steven Furtick is seen repeatedly begging his congregation for elevation of his ego, while he also self-brags on his preaching ability.

He directed the person running the Snap Chat app to make sure  he was recording the sermon because he was "preaching pretty good". Another time Furtick lifts his head to God, and appears to be petitioning God for a crowd reaction. Furtick then begs his church to help him preach because he feels like he is at a funeral.

You will also observe Furtick asking for his audience to at least grunt in reaction to his sermon, as he makes weird gestures with his body. Furtick  continues to self-brag by reminding Elevation that he has his own church, and can pretty much say what he wants to say.


Later his ego appears to be deflating as he repeats to himself, "I'm helping somebody." His church had some mercy and gave some positive reinforcement.  
Then once again his ego was deflating, and he had to self sooth and repeat to himself, "I wish this was the rowdy crowd." That achieved the desired effect and his church once again elevated his ego.

In a final volley of self-aggrandizing rants that provoked his audience to a fever pitch, he brags and says, "This is the kind of preaching that will mess you up." 

Elevation Church appears to be about the elevation of Steven Furtick's ego. He brags about his preaching, begs for praise, while going back and forth on his stage. On a closing thought, speaking of the stage, take a look at the picture below and see who all four spotlights are pointing toward.

Is Jesus in the spotlight? Who is he pointing praise and attention towards repeatedly in his message? The answer is sadly obvious. 

This is a sin that can be forgiven because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. Pray that God would grant any church caught up in these antics full repentance. If you're in a position of leadership and are caught up in this nonsense, the forgiveness is for you too. Ask God to grant you repentance.

The Steven Furtick Cornucopia of False Teaching, Egomania and Hairgel

"I Will Fight!" Jesus Died to Make You a Winner!!

Elevation Church is ready to PUMP YOU UP!! (Is this a church or a fitness club?)

Jesus wants you to be RIPPED!!

Jesus expects you to FIGHT!!

Super Pastor Steven Furtick has really big muscles, why don't YOU??


(But it's all about Jesus, right?)

Btw, Super Pastor Craig Groeschel would like to mention that he has really big muscles, too... 

(Pastor Groeschel is still trying to get past his reputation for having portrayed Harold Krenshaw on the TV show "Monk")

Lakewood Church: "Stand Up for False Prophecy, Sit Down for God's Word"

These 5 minutes (from Joel Osteen's sister) say almost everything you need to know about the gigantic, slick, well-funded, man-centered and extremely popular apostate church:


  • False definition of a "Pastor."
  • False understanding of what The Word of God actually is.
  • False understanding of how God speaks.
  • False "Word of Faith" teaching that we can declare and decree things into existence.
  • Complete elimination of God's corrective Word-this "word from god" is more like something from a slick fortune teller who knows how to work the crowd and build up enthusiasm.
  • Puffing up the crowd with false hope and vague promises that can't be tested.
  • Blaspheming God by having the crowd stand up for this lady's "pile of Shemitah" false prophecy but then having them sit down when she (eventually) reads a Bible passage.


Here's the full sermon (after the Lakewood commercials and emotionally manipulative praise music): Lisa Comes - Press Through Until You Breakthrough

    Listen to Chris Rosebrough talk about this in more detail here: "A New Low in Apostasy-Fighting for the Faith"

    An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?
    — Jeremiah 5: 30-31

    Patricia King Will Help Find You a Spouse! (for only $79.00)

    Patricia King has a new teaching program for sale at XPMedia: Finding Your Mate.

    (ScreenShot from Patricia King's Website)

    (ScreenShot from Patricia King's Website)

    Thought for the day: If you wanna send $79.00 to Patricia King so she can help you follow the mystical trail of breadcrumbs that will lead to your eventual marriage... well, we don't have a lot of hope for the success of your resulting marital relationship.

    (This has been a Public Service Announcement from Pirate Christian Media)

    Furtick Listed among Top "Oprah-Certified" Gurus

    The Oprah Winfrey Network named Steven Furtick to their Super Soul 100 influencers list in the Soul Teachers category along with other self-help gurus like Deepak Chopra, Eckart Tolle, Rob Bell, Tony Ribbons, T.D. Jakes, and more.

    Steven Furtick's Elevation Church made this announcement on Facebook. Read the post closely. Pay attention to what is being emphasized and celebrated.

    A preacher of the gospel is embracing being celebrated for helping people live an authentic life. An authentic life?  Isn't that the language of self-help gurus? Our inability to lead an "authentic life" is one of the problems that Jesus came to solve. We are sinners in need of a Savior, not students who just need a more effective teacher so we can reach our potential. This mingling of Christianity with totally pagan self-help training and leadership advice is very common-and very confusing.

    Wouldn't it have been so much better if his Facebook announcement celebrated how he called for people to repent of their sins and trust in what Jesus did for them on the cross? But instead of presenting Christianity as a contrast to all the other New Agers on the list, he just gave a "Christian" version of the same vague "spirituality." Of course, if Steven Furtick was preaching a Biblical message of repentance for the forgiveness of sins he probably would have never made Oprah's list to begin with. 

    The typical self-help/leadership book is full of catch phrases like "inspiring others" and "live out an authentic life". Furtick's Elevation Church draws our attention to those self-help linguistics.

    Let's take a look at the wording on Furtick's bio page on Oprah's website:

    Pastor Steven Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church. At age 16, he realized that God’s plan for his life was to start a life-changing church in a metropolitan city. In 2006, that vision became a reality. Steven and his wife Holly, along with seven other families, quit their jobs, sold their homes, and moved to Charlotte, NC, to start Elevation Church—faithfully believing that God would use them to reach their city.

    In the last decade, Elevation has grown to more than 20,000 in weekly attendance, meeting at 14 locations in the Charlotte area and beyond. Through God’s faithfulness and provision, the church has seen thousands of people give their lives to Christ, and had the opportunity to give over $20 million back to their community.
    The heart of Pastor Steven’s message is the life-changing power of Jesus Christ, through which he empowers others to live greater, faith-filled lives for God’s glory. He has had the privilege to minister to a global audience and speak at conferences and churches around the world.

    Additionally, Pastor Steven is the New York Times best-selling author of Sun Stand Still, Greater, Crash the Chatterbox and his most recent release, (Un)Qualified.

    The bio does have distinct Christian words like "give their lives to Christ," "power of Jesus Christ," "God's glory." But these distinctly Christian words are not the emphasis of Oprah and Furtick. Oprah and Furtick are not trying to propel your attention to Christ crucified.

    Instead they whittle down the meaning of these Christian words so that Steven Furtick seems aligned with the self-help guru hall of fame Oprah is placing him in. As you observed from Furtick's Facebook post, he was more than willing to comply with the whittling away so he could fit in.

    Again, his Facebook announcement drew attention to "inspiring others" and "live out an authentic life." Oprah's bio page uses "life-changing," "reach their city," "empowers," "faith-filled lives." The prominent Furtick quote is about reaching for goals, reward and fulfillment. These are all words that propel our attention to self-help and not the cross.

    That false gospel draws attention to the self, and to one's own happiness and glory.

    Furtick recently used Jesus Christ to draw attention to self on Facebook.

    Christ is in us, and that is enough. Furtick uses the full thrust of Christ's name to draw attention to self.

    But we don't need to know that we are enough, we need to know that Christ is enough. Period.

    Repurposing Jesus into the self-focused self-help guru is, unfortunately, consistent with much of the ministry of Steven Furtick, and most of the mega-church pastors of American Pop Evangelicalism.

    Christ is mentioned by Oprah and Furtick, but the true purpose of Christ is not the emphasis. Christ is repurposed into just another means of self-help, as the breadcrumb serving of Christian sounding words are stripped of their full impact. The cross isn't a primary focus, it's not even a secondary afterthought. Rather the cross is tucked snuggly behind the already whittled down Christian words, out of sight, and out of consideration, all so the self-help message can thunder forth from Oprah's guru mountain. No golden calf needed, because the self-help message is itself a golden calf.

    Now what? We've exposed the issue. The gravity of the sin weighs on the conscience. Is this where it ends? No. When we here at Pirate Christian Media want a pastor to be "more Biblical" it's not because we want to keep people condemned-it's the exact opposite! The real, Biblical message of the Gospel is Good News. Jesus didn't die on the cross so we could be more successful or have a more fulfilling experience of reaching our goals or any of those self-help/leadership themes. We can't accomplish all the good things we know we should be accomplishing-that's why we need the Gospel. We need to have our sins forgiven-not hear another motivational message full of false hope in ourselves.

    What if you're guilty of following this type of teaching? What if you're guilty of teaching this stuff? Are you to sit there, overwhelmed with your sin, without hope, without an eased conscience? No.

    Are you tired of trying harder and harder? Are you willing to admit that you're not capable of doing all the good things you wished you were capable of doing? 

    There is a throne of grace and forgiveness opened to sinners because of what Jesus did freely on the cross. Grace to remove your sin completely. Grace to ease your troubled conscience. Grace to grant you repentance. Freely given for you. Resting on nothing but what Jesus did on the cross. That's the message that people need to hear!

    Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
    — John 14: 27

    For those who think it's mean, judgmental and un-loving to criticize Steven Furtick (or any other popular pastor/teacher) here's something just for you: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know.

    If you're having a knee-jerk reaction to try and defend Furtick's ideas, check out: Confirmation Bias: Why You Are Protecting Your False Beliefs.

    Finally, here's an article that will help you be more discerning and a lot less gullible: Defusing Demonic Dirty Bombs.

    Brian Houston’s Magic Act – He Makes Prosperity Gospel Disappear then Reappear

    Watch the amazing rhetorical magic act from Brian Houston of Hillsong Church. He makes the prosperity gospel disappear, then he makes it reappear again. Can you catch his rhetorical sleight of hand?

    He tries denying the existence of the prosperity gospel by saying there is only one gospel. That’s how he makes it disappear. Brian Houston is correct, there is only one true gospel.

    He appears to make the prosperity gospel disappear like a rabbit in a hat, but as he talks further, you notice he pulls the rabbit back out of the hat as he redefines the gospel by applying prosperity attributes to it.

    The redefining begins by saying the true gospel includes help for the journey. But what is that help for the journey? He says it is God’s blessing across your life, your children, your family, your marriage, your work, your business.

    This gives the impression that once one trusts in the gospel, part of the gospel is that God is bound to prosper and bless your work and business. God may bless your work and business, but that is not a guaranteed result of trusting in the gospel.

    Paul trusted the gospel, but he once said he was hungry, thirsty, poorly dressed, and homeless.

    To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless
    — 1 Corinthians 4:11

    That is not the blessing across all of life Brian Houston is speaking of, and he knows it.

    Scripture speaks against teachers who say godliness is a means of financial gain. They’re described as having a depraved mind that is robbed of the truth.

    If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
    — 1 Timothy 6:3-5

    Saying that part of the gospel is that God will bless your business, turns godliness into a means of financial gain. We shouldn’t be surprised by Houston’s current teaching. He did once write this book.

    With Brian Houston it’s the same prosperity gospel act, just a different day.

    Full message below.

    Read more about Brian Houston and Hillsong Church: The Brian Houston and Hillsong Cornucopia of False Doctrine, Abuse, Obfuscation & Money Generation

    For those who think it's mean, judgmental and un-loving to criticize Brian Houston (or any other popular teacher) here's something just for you: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know.

    If you're having a knee-jerk reaction to try and defend Brian Houston, check out: Confirmation Bias: Why You Are Protecting Your False Beliefs.

    Finally, here's an article that will help you be more discerning and a lot less gullible: Defusing Demonic Dirty Bombs.

    North Point Church Blog: "No Bible Verses for You!!!"

    Apparently North Point Church refuses to allow Bible verses on their blog:

    Above is a screenshot from 6:53 pm of a comment made the morning of Thursday, July 28th, on the North Point Church blog. The comment is simply three Bible verses-without commentary or criticism, but they've never been published. The blog says "Your comment is awaiting moderation." Why doesn't North Point want to allow these Bible verses to be shown on their website? Maybe because they'd have to remove them... like they did earlier on this same morning:

    And the next day...

    they still won't post Bible verses:


    Here's a screenshot from two days later (nothing has changed):



    North Point Church is making it more difficult to view their "boy band" video (since we published this a few days ago), so we've made this video to remind everyone of it's questionable and foolish content:

    If anyone is interested in seeing how this works, go ahead and post some Bible verses to their "boy band" video page and see what happens:

    Here's a whole bunch of Bible verses you may want to share with them:

    Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know!

    Update: September 12, 2016...