Thursday, August 26, 2010

Waning about Dangerous Men

Sadly, in recent times it’s become more and more evident that many are unaware that men such as Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and Fred Price are heretical teachers. I’m sure some will be offended by me saying this, but that is not my intent. If these men are lying about the Lord, as I claim (and the links bellow will verify), then we should be offended by their words and not hear them (Deuteronomy 13:3). We are continuously warned about false teachers and false prophets throughout the Bible (Matthew 7:15; 24:11, 24; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 2 Timothy 3:13; 2 Peter 2). Those at the Church at Ephesus were commended when the Lord said of them “’…you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false…’” (Revelation 2:2). The following links will cite the words of these men who I claim are false teachers.
Many of these individuals proclaim many truths and often cite Scripture, however the greatest of lies is often shrouded by many truths. This of course makes the lies all the more believable. The good they speak does not atone for the bad. As for citing Scripture, Mormons, Oneness Pentecostals and Jehovah’s Witnesses all do as well (Luke 4:10-11).
Please bear in mind, these are not minor doctrinal differences, they are essentials to the Christian faith. It’s not merely a question of nonessentials like what eschatological view you hold (pre, post or mid-tribulation), how many times a month you have communion or whether women can wear pants. These are foundational doctrines, such as who God is, what one must do to be saved and what Christ accomplished on the cross.
As I have heard, some will say, "They only misspoke a few times." Yes, a person can misspeak, one might say something they regret and there is forgiveness in the true Christ, but the Christ these men proclaim is not the true God and there has been no evidence of repentance for the things they‘ve proclaimed. This is clearly a habitual (continual) pattern. Bear in mind, it takes but one false prophesy for a man/ woman to be deemed a false prophet (Deuteronomy 13; 18:19-22) regardless to whether or not he/ she has performed miracles (2 Thessalonians 2:9; Matthew 24:24).

For Kenneth Copeland, Fred Price and Kenneth Hagin
In short: http://www.gty.org/Blog/B100105
Full-length: http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/90-64

For Benny Hinn
http://www.reachouttrust.org/articlePDFView.php?id=76

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