Her gullible followers seem to agree:
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.
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.
For more information on this false teacher, please read:
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..."
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."
"Bishop" Fred Shipman doesn't want you to read this: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know!
“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.
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:
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.
What advice would he have given to the Corinthian church?
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:
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.
The Osteens and Lakewood Church teach the Word of Faith false doctrine; please read more about it here:
Be sure to listen to all 4 videos of the White Horse Inn talking about Christless Christianity:
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!)...
Listen to Chris Rosebrough talk about this on this episode of Fighting for the Faith
By the way, the charismatic cheerleader (and "serious scholar") Dr. Michael Brown approves of Sid Roth.
Here is something that Jeff Jansen and Sid Roth DON'T want you to read: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know!!
We can just let this bizarre video speak for itself:
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.
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.
How does she measure up to scripture?
Jesus said we would have tribulation in the world.
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.
He also said Christians groan inwardly, feeling the pain of creation.
Did Paul experience a life of ease? Was he able to make his storms go away?
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!
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.
Who are we to listen to? Our "anointed" SEER1? Scripture?
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:
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:
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.
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")
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"
Patricia King has a new teaching program for sale at XPMedia: Finding Your Mate.
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.
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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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: http://blog.northpoint.org/90s-opener/
Here's a whole bunch of Bible verses you may want to share with them: