Modern Day False Teachers

"But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, . . . "(2 Peter 2:1)

Why is it that so few Chrisitan appear concerned about the existence of False Prophets?. From the way many of us talk about the subject you might wonder whether we believe any teacher deserves to be so categorized. It is as if the only heresy left in our culture is to call someone a heretic. But why? Confrontation may be too uncomfortable for some. Calling someone a heretic may seem too judgmental.   Many simply follow the crowd, rather than follow the Bible, unwilling and unequipped to challenge the faith they were raised in. Maybe it is too difficult to think this deeply ... but Jesus said, "the way is easy that leads to destruction" but it is the difficult "narrow path that leads to life". Christians must, therefore, arm themselves against false prophets .. and recognizing who they are requires knowledge. And knowledge requires a study of God's word.

Jesus, the apostles Paul, Peter, and John all repeatedly warned such men would rise up among us, and lead many astray, even within the visible church. They warned that not only would there be many False Teachers, there would be many followers of them as well ...people "to suit their own desires ...will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." (2 Tim 4:3). Sadly, very few people do their homework when considering their own pastors, so the wolves have taken advantage of this fact to keep multitudes in their blinded condition. Obviously we should not easily call other people a heretic, but if they publicly teach doctrine long recognized by the church as false, then we ought to call it out.

Here is a list of of the more obvious heretics/false teachers to be marked & avoided: (not exhaustive)

Angley, Ernest [Word of Faith]

Armstrong, Karen [Progressive]

Arnott, John [leader Toronto “Blessing”, Latter Rain]

Bakker, Jamie [Emergent Church]

Bakker, Jay  [Emergent Church, neo-liberal]

Bakker, Jim [Prosperity Theology]

Bell, Rob [Progressive Christian, Emergent Church]

Borg, Marcus J. [Liberal Christian]

Burke, Spencer [Emergent Church]

Boyd, Gregory A. [Open Theist]

Camping, Harold [false prophet]

Campolo, Tony [Progressive Christian]

Chalke, Steve [rejects penal substitution and biblical Inerrancy; supports same sex unions]

Cho, Paul or David Yonggi [Word of Faith, pastor of largest church in the world]

Claiborne, Shane [Progressive Christian]

Clement, Kim [New Apostolic Reformation]

Copeland, Kenneth and Gloria [Word of Faith]

John Dominic Crossan [Liberal Theology]

Crouch, Paul Jr. [promotes Prosperity heresies via TBN]

Crouch, Paul Sr. [Properity Teacher, TBN founder]

Crowder, John [New Mystics, Sons of Thunder]

Deere, Jack [Latter Rain, Wimberite]

Dollar, Creflo [Prosperity Teacher]

Dowd, Michael [Progressive Christian]

Eddy, Mary Baker [“Christian” Science; mind sciences]

Evans, Rachel Held [Progressive "Christian", Political Idolatry]

Furtick, Steven [ narcissistic "gospel" devoid of much Biblical truth]

Hagee, John [False Prophet, Uber-Pentecostal, Ultra-Dispensationalist]

Hagin, Kenneth Jr./Sr. [Prosperity]

Hatmaker, Jen [works righteousness, progressive, affirms same-sex marriage"

Hick, John [Progressive Christian]

Hinn, Benny [Prosperity Teacher, Uber Charismatic]

Hybels, Bill [Seeker Sensitive]

Jacobs, Cindy [Prosperity]

Jakes, TD [Oneness Pentecostalism]

[Progressive activist; witholds gospel from persons identifying as LGBTQ]

Johnson, Bill [New Apostolic Reformation, Kenosis, Word of Faith] - more..

Kimball, Dan [Emergent Church]

Lane Craig, William [Trinitarian Errors, Partialism, Neo-Apollinarianism, Molinism]

Long, Bishop Eddie [Prosperity Uber Charismatic]

McClure, Joel [Emergent Church]

Mclaren, Brian [Emergent Church]

McManus, Erwin [Mystic Contemplative Prayer Movement]

Merritt, Jonathan [Pelagian, Progressive Christian]

Merton, Thomas [Trappist monk and Catholic mystic]

Miller, Donald [Progressive Christian]

Meyer, Joyce [Prosperity Preacher] 

Nouwen, Henry [Contemplative Mysticism, Emerging Church]

Osteen, Joel [cotton candy theology, bible compromiser, name it & claim it, soft moralism]

Pagitt, Doug [Emergent Church]

Peale, Norman Vincent [positive confession liberal]

Pearson, Carlton [Universalism]

Popes, all [idolaters, antiChrists]

Price, Fred KC [Prosperity Preacher, Name it & claim it]

Prince, Joseph [Prosperity, Antinomianism]

Roberts, Oral [deceased, false prophet]

Robertson, Pat [divination, false prophet, TBN]

Rohr, Richard [Progressive Christian]

Roth, Sid [mystic, NAR]

Russell, Charles Taze [founder Jehovah’s Witnesses]

Rutherford, Judge [past president of Jehovah’s Witnesses]

Scandrette, Mark [Emergent Church]

Schuler, Robert [Peale clone, liberal theology]

Spong, John Shelby (1931–)

Stanley, Andy [Marcionite, carnal Christianity]

Sweet, Leonard [Emergent Church]

Tenney, Tommy [Oneness Pentecostalism, Charismatic]

Vines, Matthew [Liberal]

Wallis, Jim [Progressive Christian, Left-Wing Political idolatry]

Warren, Rick [Emergent Purpose Driven]

White, Ellen G. [founder False Prophet Seventh Day Advents]

White, Paula [prosperity theology]

White, Todd [Read himself into bible, False prophet, False healing, prosperity Gospel]

White, Tom [Latter Rain; spiritual war network]

Wimber, John [deceased, Kansas City Prophets/Latter Rain]

Womack, Andrew [Prosperity]

Wright, Jeremiah [Liberation Theology, Bible denier]

Young, William Paul [Progressive Christian]

 

"Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son." (2 John 9)

"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." (Colossians 2:8)

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