“Praiseologist” Todd Hall Collaborates With Alleged Rapist Abuser Sherman Allen

Meet Sherman Allen.

He claims to be an “apostle” “pastor” and a “prophet.”

The official website for his church, Christ Cathedral Church in Arlington, Texas, boasts that “Numerous documented miracles have been noted at the hands of this 21st century Prophet and Apostle.”

What it fails to mention is that numerous documented assaults have also been noted at the hands of Allen.

8 women have alleged that Allen beat them, sexually assaulted them, and even practiced occultism (voodoo rituals, hypnotism, magic or illusions, and healing potions).

On Allen’s occultism, an anonymous woman who lived with Allen and knew him personally claimed that when she met him in 1982 — he was sitting at a table giving “spiritual readings” with a crystal ball. He practiced Voodoo-influenced “spiritualism” in a South Fort Worth candle shop — a shop that specialized in selling occult paraphernalia.

According to the anonymous woman, Allen burned Satanic candles both at the home that he and his mother shared and in his stepfather’s church, Allen Memorial Spiritual Pentecostal Temple — a church which blended Roman Catholicism with Voodoo and Pentecostalism. He even had business cards advertising his dark craft.

The allegations of sexual assault and beatings go all the way back to May 25, 1983 when Allen was 22 years old and a “pastor” of Allen Memorial Spiritual Pentecostal Church in Fort Worth, Texas. According to a police report, a 21 year old woman alleged that Allen showed up at her front door with concealed weapons, drugged and hypnotized her, beat her, and brutally raped her in her apartment. Allen told her that no one would believe her if she reported him. He also threatened to do the same thing to her daughter if she reported him. The details of the incident are graphic and inappropriate for children. To read the victim’s account click here.

Over the years, Allen climbed the ecclesiastical ladder of fame in COGIC and Black Pentecostal circles. He made a big name for himself and became friends with prominent leaders such as Charles E. Blake (the current presiding bishop of COGIC), T.D. Jakes, and Juanita Bynum. Like many others, his rise to fame in Black Pentecostalism was followed by a million dollar home, bodyguards, and armor-bearers.

Davina Kelly, a former member and employee of Allen’s Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ, sent a letter to COGIC’s ruling body alleging that Allen beat and raped her. Kelly received no response from COGIC’s ruling body and proceeded with a lawsuit against Allen, Allen’s former church Shiloh Institutional COGIC, and the Church of God in Christ. After news of the lawsuit went public, more women came forward with similar allegations spanning over 20 years.

Carrie Drake, a former member of Shiloh Institutional COGIC, filed a lawsuit against Allen, alleging that he beat her, physically assaulted her, and forced her to undress. When Drake was only 13, Allen received her mother’s permission to “discipline” her. Drake said that she miscarried after an attack. Allen has denied all of the allegations. Drake is only one out of many minor girls who were assaulted by Allen, with “permission” from their parents — some of them even had broken bones.

There were also allegations of Allen punching a woman in the face for questioning him. Men were also beaten under the pretense of “spiritual discipline.”

Why Is Sherman Allen Still Walking Around Scott Free??

There are three reasons why: blackmail, threats, and enablers.

Blackmail: There are other corrupt leaders in COGIC with dirty hands, and Allen threatened to expose their dirt if they took disciplinary action. So they remained silent to avoid exposure and protect their own interests.

Threats: According to Matthew Bobo, one of Davina Kelly’s lawyers, Allen has a pattern of threatening his victims to keep quiet. He also told them that if they reported him, no one would believe them.

Enablers: Many COGIC leaders who were in a position to take disciplinary action and protect congregants from Allen, did little to nothing. J. Neaul Haynes (Allen’s bishop in COGIC) knew about the allegations for almost two decades, yet he took no firm action and simply told two alleged victims to “forgive” Allen.

Allen’s blind devotees also enable him by giving him unwavering allegiance, financial support, access to children, and defending him against the allegations. If Allen didn’t have a following, he wouldn’t have a platform to stand on and masquerade as a minister of Christ. Congregants who are aware of Allen’s reputation as an abusive rapist are very much liable and will share in his judgment if they don’t repent.

In spite of the “don’t snitch on the man of God” rule in some Black Pentecostal circles — many concerned individuals have come forward over the years to hold Sherman Allen accountable — yet Haynes seemed to be a shield deflecting allegations from his “spiritual son” Allen and enabling monstrous behavior.

Does Your ‘Pastor’ STILL Support Sherman Allen??

Sherman Allen hosts a pathetic “prophetic” summit in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The official website of his church calls it a “premiere event.” It might have been “premiere” in the past, back when T.D. Jakes and Juanita Bynum were guest speakers. But those days seem to be long gone. In a video of the 2013 “prophetic” summit, I saw Allen at the front of a small room, screeching, hooping, and pacing back and forth trying to whip a small audience into an emotional frenzy.

Is he trying to make a come back?

Under “media store” on the Christ Cathedral website, there’s a promotional ad from the August 2013 dedication service for his new location. It says “Jesus Christ: The King of Comebacks! New Location, Same Anointing!” Maybe it should actually say “New Location, Same Abusive Warlock!”

On February 3-9, Allen is throwing another kingdom pathetic ‘prophetic’ summit, and Todd M. Hall “The Praiseologist” is one of the guest speakers.

482535_691010004254737_1178847662_nA brother and I posted a comment on Todd M. Hall’s Facebook fan page (where the promotional ad is posted and displayed as his cover photo). Even after all that I have seen, I was still shocked, appalled, and disgusted when I saw that the photo had around 80 likes.

Predictably, a Hall supporter quickly pounced on our comments to defend Allen, stating that even though she is ignorant of the allegations — we should just “forgive him.” It’s utterly absurd and evil to use “forgiveness” as a shield to defend an alleged abusive rapist and silence those who are warning you.

Firstly, it’s not my place to forgive Allen because I’m not the one he assaulted. He would need to make amends with those he offended and seek their forgiveness, which would require him to admit/confess what he’s done — yet to date, he’s unrepentant and denies all of the allegations.

Secondly, the same Bible that teaches forgiveness also says to refute, rebuke, and expose the unfruitful works of darkness. It also says to hold leaders accountable, withdraw from false shepherds, and obey the law of the land — which means reporting Sherman Allen to government officials who have Divine authority to punish him and protect the general public.

As you can imagine, our comments were deleted by whoever manages the page and monitors the comments.

It’s no mystery to me why Hall is willing to collaborate with Allen. The very first page of Hall’s official website has slick advertisements for books, CDs, DVDs, and a “tithes” and offerings donation button. Under “leader,” Hall is dressed up like a Catholic priest bearing the lofty title “Chief Apostle of The Shabach Nation.”

On the “leader” page, if you look to the right, you will see a button that says “Kingdom Enhancer Advancer :: Builder, Sow To Grow.” No, it’s not a sound teaching about sowing righteousness and growing in Christ — it leads you to a paypal page requesting your billing information. You even have to pay $20 to hear his life story on the DVD “Transparency and Confessions.” It’s transparent as all outdoors that Hall is in this for the money. This is why he has no problem collaborating with a dangerous warlock. Wolves run in packs and protect each other as they fleece together.

Hall is a theologically bankrupt false prophet. And bankrupt theology often goes hand in hand with ungodly character. One of these ungodly character traits is twisted sexual desires (2 Peter 2:18). A lust for power over men and great wealth is often accompanied by unrestrained sexual lust. Scripture is clear that spiritual leaders are to demonstrate sexual purity, which means monogamy if they’re married and celibacy if they’re single. Hall is single, yet his reputation is the exact opposite. This is another reason why he has no problem collaborating with Allen — they’re both sexually twisted and are known for speaking to women JUST like pimps.

I am speaking to the receptive person who may listen to Hall and/or Allen, but is not aware of these things. If you’re skeptical of what I’m saying, then research it for yourself.

Other leaders who will be speaking or performing at Allen’s pathetic “prophetic” summit are ‘bishop’ George Bloomer, ‘prophetess’ Janice Mixon, ‘prophet’ Brian Carn, ‘bishop’ DC Thompson, Myron Williams, Tasha Cobbs, Michelle Prather, Marquinn Middleton & the Miracle Chorale.

Run FAR away from these people and have nothing to do with them. Get away from any leader who STILL collaborates with Allen or any other alleged sexual predator. Don’t even deal with leaders who say that “we just need to pray and forgive” “we shouldn’t gossip” (this isn’t gossip, it’s public information, there are police reports!) or “it’s not our place to judge” because they’re basically saying “shut up” and inadvertently enabling Allen. And you should ask yourself why?

Did the prophets “just pray and forgive” the false prophets who preyed on the children of Israel? Did Jesus and the apostles “just pray and forgive” false shepherds? When Peter rebuked false prophets in his letter, did Paul tell him to “stop gossiping”? When Paul spoke against false apostles, did Peter write him a letter saying “well you know we shouldn’t judge”? Of course not. The true prophets and apostles understood something that many modern-day leaders and their followers do not, which is that antichrist infiltrators and impostors must be exposed, sharply rebuked, and warned against to protect the flock of God.

If a man who was known for sexually assaulting people started hanging out at the local park or playground, befriending children — would you “just pray and keep quiet”? If someone warned you about him, would you view their warning as “gossip” and tell them “not to judge”? Would you consider their warning “throwing stones” or “accusing the brethren”? I’m sure that you wouldn’t. But it’s funny how people would act totally different if that same man had the title “apostle” “prophet” or “pastor” and could “preach really good.” Now all of a sudden no one is suppose to say anything and we’re just suppose to “pray.” Now all of a sudden people who sound the trumpet are “touching God’s anointed” “blaspheming the Holy Spirit” and “under threat of being punished by God” for “putting their mouth on the man of God.” The respecter of persons is amazing.

Preacher-idolatry is like crack — it influences people to be unethical, irrational, delusional, and dangerous. When a person is hooked on crack, their mind is gone and they are without a conscience. They don’t care about anyone else, not even family — they just want to get high. People who continue to support Sherman Allen are very similar. They have turned off their logic and suspended their moral judgment. As Romans 1:31 states, they are without natural affection — meaning they are unfeeling, numb, callous, without a lick of compassion. They have a form of godliness and an outward semblance of ‘love,’ but it’s not the love of the Father. Otherwise they wouldn’t be able to turn a blind eye to the long trail of Allen’s alleged victims and cheer him on in his violent rebellion.

This is a widespread problem, so it’s not something that spiritual leaders should keep silent about as if it isn’t that big of a deal and doesn’t affect that many churches. Silence enables brute beasts like Sherman Allen and false prophets like Todd M. Hall who support alleged rapist abusers. Allen isn’t a Believer who “fell short” and “made a mistake.” He is a monster of the worst kind. And people who twist the Scriptures inside out to defend him are hypocrites of the highest order and ought to be ashamed of themselves.

“although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” (Romans 1:32)

Andy Thompson, Founder Of World Overcomers Christian Church, MOCKS Members Who Request Financial Transparency

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Over the past few decades, the churchworld has been rocked by one financial scandal after another.

An internet search of the phrase “church financial abuse” brings up news headlines of embezzlement, fraud, exploitation, deceptive fund-raising tactics, money laundering, ponzi schemes, tax evasion, and lavish spending on frivolous and unnecessary projects and programs.

This is not to imply that most religious leaders are crooks — most Christians do not steal from their church. Nevertheless, financial corruption in the churchworld is a serious problem and warrants great concern.

According to the Status of Global Mission report from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, professing Christians worldwide will commit more than $37 billion in church-related financial fraud during 2013. Meanwhile only $33 billion will be spent on mission work globally in 2013. This means that more money will be embezzled than spent on mission work.

An estimated $100 million is embezzled everyday, and church embezzlement increases at an annual rate of almost 6%. Researchers believe that church financial fraud will reach the $60 billion mark by 2025. This figure doesn’t include the 80% of all cases of church financial fraud that go unreported.

Churches Are Targets For Thieves

A church is suppose to be a loving spiritual family that learns together, worships God together, and reaches out into the community together. It is one of the most trusting environments where people believe the best of one another and their leaders.

For this reason, many Christians believe that financial fraud could never happen in their church. They do not believe that someone they trust and fellowship with would steal church funds for their own personal use, financially exploit them, or mismanage contributions. However, this very attitude that “it could never happen in my church” is what makes churches an easy target for thieves.

This is not to say that we should be cynical and suspicious of one another, or automatically assume that anyone who handles money in the church is a thief or financially irresponsible. We should be able to trust those who profess Christ, especially friends that we have known for years and worshiped with — but we ought to be mindful that even those who profess Christ can and do struggle with the lusts of the flesh and fall into temptation.

We also ought to be mindful of the many warnings in Scripture of those who would creep into the house of God unawares and make merchandise of the saints. We cannot afford to be naive, gullible, aloof, and oblivious to the reality of wolves in sheep’s clothing who sneak over the wall of the sheepfold to fleece unsuspecting Believers.

Indeed, one common factor in most church embezzlement crimes is that the thief was someone the congregation trusted. This should not surprise us, because in Scripture, those who stole from God’s people were often well-trusted individuals.

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Financial Corruption & Word Of Faith/Prosperity Theology

After much observation and research, I can only conclude that Word of Faith (WOF) theology (also called the “prosperity gospel”) promotes a false god, and not the True and Living God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It promotes another “faith” and not the faith that God entrusted once for all time to his holy people (Jude 1:3).

The false god of WOF theology “created the world by speaking words of faith.” This is utterly false and slanderous of the nature of the True God. The LORD of hosts does not need to “speak words of faith” because faith deals with believing in the unseen, and there is nothing unseen to God — He sees all and knows all. He simply wills what He desires, and it happens. He doesn’t need to believe in anyone or anything or exercise faith — He is the object of our faith.

The core concept of WOF theology is a false belief in the “faith-force” (or the force of faith). This concept branches off of the false belief that “god created the world by speaking words of faith.” It states that “since god created the world by speaking words of faith, then we too can create our own reality by speaking words of faith.”

This “faith-force” is not the same thing as the word “faith” in Scripture. Like all pseudo-christian cults, WOF theology uses terms from the Bible but defines them very differently — thus, it “sounds Scriptural” but has a totally different meaning opposite of Scripture.

When WOF leaders use the term “faith” they are not referring to the definition of faith in Hebrews 11:1. They are referring to an impersonal force or power that one can manipulate in order to create your own reality and become prosperous in every area of life (namely in the areas of health and wealth).

Genuine faith however, (the faith of Abraham and the patriarchs) is not an impersonal force or power that we can manipulate to create our own reality and manifest our own desires. Hebrews 11:1 says that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of THINGS NOT SEEN.” The phrase “things hoped for” isn’t referring to temporal material things such as perfect health and wealth, but eternal spiritual blessings such as redemption and living with God forever in the new earth and the new heavens.

There is a Scripture which says why do you hope for what you can see? Genuine faith is about hoping for things you cannot see. But the “faith-force” of WOF theology is about obtaining things that you CAN SEE (money, a big house, a nice car, perfect health, a successful business, etc). Do you see the difference?

Hebrews 11 lists saints who were noted for their faith. It says that they all died in faith and they did not receive God’s promises IN THIS PRESENT WORLD, but they saw them coming far in the future and were glad. Genuine faith is about trusting God for eternal spiritual blessings that cannot be seen nor received in this present fallen world, but received in the future world to come. This is very different from the WOF concept of “faith” which is about practicing various rituals (such as creative visualization, positive thinking, positive confession, and “seed-giving”) to manipulate a “faith-force” and obtain temporal things in this present life.

Many WOF supporters credit Kenneth E. Hagin as the “father” of WOF theology. But much of WOF theology actually traces back to a man named E.W. Kenyon (1867-1948). “By 1950 Hagin had started reading Kenyon’s books and adopting some of Kenyon’s teachings as his own. In later years Hagin published articles and books heavily indebted to Kenyon, in several instances clearly plagiarizing from his books.” (watchman.org, click here for the reference)

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E.W. Kenyon, one of the main religious influences of Kenneth E. Hagin, said that “. . . the cross has no salvation in it. It is a place of failure and defeat.” (Advanced Bible Course, p.279). He died in a coma due to a malignant tumor.

E.W. Kenyon’s influence on the theology of Kenneth E. Hagin should be of great concern to WOF supporters. Kenyon studied at the Emerson College of Oratory in Boston, which promoted occult New Thought metaphysics.

In a nutshell, New Thought metaphysics teaches that our mind/thoughts control everything, and that God is not necessarily a personal being, but an impersonal “mind” or “consciousness” which is activated by our thoughts and manifests them in the natural realm.

If man can control and create his own reality with his thoughts and God is simply the vehicle that materializes our thoughts, then in essence what you have is a Satanic belief-system that exalts man as his own “god” and demotes God to the level of an impersonal genie in a bottle. This is nothing but witchcraft and sorcery.

For a time, this occult philosophy was rightfully rejected as damnable heresy in the churchworld, but eventually, it was sprinkled with ‘Christianese’ overtones and introduced to the American Church as a “new revelation” to “claim the promises of God (for health and wealth) by thinking and speaking words of faith” and of course by sending LOTS of money to WOF leaders, which allegedly pleases God SO much that He will eventually make you rich too. And there you have WOF theology.

It was quickly embraced in American churchianity, because many in the pews and pulpits of America were already inundated by a mild form of the prosperity ‘gospel’ — the materialistic narcissistic “American dream.” So, to hear a ”new revelation” that ”God approves of our greed and carnal pursuits for temporal pleasures” seemed too good to be true. And that it is. It is a lie and a doctrine of demons. It is a false “abracadabra gospel” and it should be rejected by every Christian who aims to live by faith (GENUINE FAITH) in the Son of God, and not by a “faith-force” to obtain temporary things.

Jesus said that every tree is known by its fruit (Matthew 7:15-20), and the fruit of WOF theology is a rotten crop of Biblically-illiterate religious leaders enriching themselves at the expense of millions of Biblically-illiterate pew-sitters — many of whom have been taught that “no one is allowed to question or critique the man of God” because “it’s wrong to judge God’s anointed, just pray and keep quiet!!” 

What we have are supposed “untouchable” false teachers ruling over religious ponzi schemes and multilevel marketing pyramids. While the worker bees at the bottom of the WOF pyramid scheme are told to just “have faith in God” for their breakthrough and continue to “sow a seed (money)” into the religious corporations of CEO’s, the CEO’s collect hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in the here and now. The worker bees rarely notice that most of the money is trickling UP to the top of the hierarchy while they remain broke, in debt, and living from check to check.

It should come as no surprise to us, that such a diabolical movement is characterized by a lack of financial transparency and accountability. Why would those who financially prosper themselves “in the name of Jesus” via Scripture-twisting welcome any meaningful financial disclosure? They would expose themselves even further. Yet they unwittingly incriminate themselves by refusing to be financially transparent.

Take For Example Andy Thompson, The “Hip & Trendy” Founder & Top Leader of World Overcomers Christian Church (WOCC) in Durham, North Carolina.
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Andy Thompson is a diehard proponent of WOF theology. Like many other WOF leaders, he received “formal religious indoctrination training” at RHEMA Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

On Sunday November 10, 2013, Thompson gave a message called “Seed Power” (click here to listen). This message was part of a series about money.

Thompson began in 1 Chronicles 29, the chapter where Solomon was crowned king, and king David and the children of Israel voluntarily contributed freewill gifts as materials for the construction of Solomon’s Temple.

“Using every resource at my command, I [king David] have gathered as much as I could for building the Temple of my God. Now there is enough gold, silver, bronze, iron, and wood, as well as great quantities of onyx, other precious stones, costly jewels, and all kinds of fine stone and marble. . . Now then, who will follow my example and give offerings to the Lord today? Then the family leaders, the leaders of the tribes of Israel, the generals and captains of the army, and the king’s administrative officers all gave willingly. . . The people rejoiced over the offerings, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord, and King David was filled with joy.” (1 Chronicles 29:2, 5b-6, 9)

Without any expositional teaching on 1 Chronicles 29, Thompson leaped to 1 Corinthians 3:1-7 and linked it to the subject of money and his message title “Seed Power.”

What Is The Seed?

Another prominent WOF concept is “seed-faith giving” — the seed being money of course.

The idea behind seed-faith giving is that sending lots of money to WOF leaders and organizations “activates your faith” and “unlocks blessings in the spirit realm.”  WOF supporters are taught that if they want to please God and receive miraculous blessings, then they must “sow money seeds of faith” into the “ministries” of WOF leaders.

Once again, WOF theology uses a term from the Bible, but redefines it very differently. This grave error is rooted in greed, covetousness, and the love of money.

In 1 Corinthians 3:1-7, the word “seed” means the word of God (the Good News). Paul said that he planted the seed (the Gospel), Apollos watered it, but God made it grow and give new life to the saints at Corinth.

In 2 Corinthians 9:6-12, Paul mentioned seed again: “Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.”

The word “seed” in this passage is not referring to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars being poured into salaries, luxury vehicles, huge houses, manicured lawns, bodyguards, personal jets, expensive hotel suites, and elaborate high-tech church-buildings.

If you read 2 Corinthians chapters 8-9 to get the entire context, it becomes clear that various assemblies took up an offering for poor persecuted saints in Jerusalem, hence the mention of bread (food).

The saints in Corinth and Macedonia freely and joyously contributed basic necessities, so that the saints in Jerusalem would be relieved and could continue to sow the word of God (the Good News).

Notice that there is no mention of tithing in Paul’s request for the poor saints in Jerusalem. He did not guilt-trip the Believers at Corinth, coerce them, condescend them, make any emotional pleas, or twist their arm with Malachi 3 (“you’re robbing God and cursed with a curse!”). He simply said:

Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have. Of course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality. Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way, things will be equal. As the Scriptures say, “Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough.” (2 Corinthians 8:12-15)

The new commandment that Jesus gave us is to love one another as He loves us. He said that the world will know that we are His disciples by our love for one another — this means having an equality among us and sharing with one another to meet urgent needs. Not raising obscene amounts of money to financially support the fancy lifestyle of one or a few leaders AND their entire immediate family, and constructing state-of-the-art church-buildings with a cafe, a restaurant, cutting edge audio-visual equipment, etc.

In Luke 8:4-15, Christ taught a parable of the sower, and He defined the seed as the word of God: “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God’s word. . . the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.”

In 1 Peter 1:23, the word “seed” is also defined as the word of God: “for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.”

Andy Thompson’s false parallels reveal that he does not understand what seed is according to the teaching of Christ.

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For example, Thompson likened God’s seed to a man’s seed (semen, sperm). Yet the apostles clearly stated that God’s seed is NOT like the seed of a man. For example, in 1 Peter 1:23, Peter said that we have been born again NOT from human seed which is perishable and corruptible, but from the imperishable and incorruptible living word of God.

Did you catch the distinction that Peter made between God’s seed and man’s seed? He said that man’s seed is perishable (subject to decay) and corruptible (subject to corruption). But God’s seed is imperishable (everlasting) and incorruptible (pure and incapable of being corrupted).

In John 3, Jesus spoke with a high-ranking religious Pharisee named Nicodemus. And Nicodemus, being a Jew, needed to understand that he could not enter the Kingdom of God merely because he descended from the physical seed of Abraham. Physical seed reproduces physical life. But God’s seed reproduces spiritual life. As Jesus told Nicodemus, “That which is born of the flesh is fleshly, and that which is born of the Spirit is spiritual.” (John 3:6)

John the apostle also made a distinction between God’s seed and man’s seed in John 1:12-13: “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”

As you can see, God’s seed and man’s seed are very different. Whereas man’s seed is carnal, God’s seed is spiritual.

Jesus nor the apostles likened God’s seed to man’s seed. They made a distinction between the two to show that God’s seed is totally different from man’s seed. Personally, I find it very concerning and disturbing when religious leaders attempt to parallel God’s seed to sperm or semen. Another WOF leader, Eddie Long, made a similar false parallel in a sermon from the 1990′s.

Does God’s Seed Operate Like The American Economic System?

Thompson made another false parallel by likening God’s seed to the American economic system.

And I quote, “seed power is in a sense, capitalism. Our American economic system is based on seed power. It’s based on the idea that I give you something small, and you give it back to me bigger. I give you a hundred dollars, and you give me back a thousand. I invest, and when you give it back to me, it’s more. . . . So when the Lord says ‘Yeah, what I want you to do is, is I want you to give me a seed. I want you to sow into the kingdom, and I’ll tell you what, you give me a seed and I’ll give it back to you bigger than how you gave it, that really shouldn’t be that difficult for us to understand because we operate in seed power all the time. . . So when the Lord says, what I want you to do is, is I want you to give to the work of the kingdom of god. I’ll tell you what, give and it shall be given unto you again pressed down, shaken together, and running over. . . Tell you what, if you pay your tithes and you give your offerings, what you’re doing is you’re giving to my house and I’ll give it back more to you. You give me something small, I’ll give you back something big. You give me a hundred dollars and I’ll give it back to you multiplied.”

This statement confirms that Thompson does indeed define the seed as money, in step with the WOF concept of “seed giving.” I already demonstrated from Scripture that the seed is the living word of God, not money which is a man-made perishable non-living object which has no value besides what men ascribe to it, cannot reproduce itself, and must be manipulated by man in order to make a profit.

Thompson’s statement demonstrates one of the problems with WOF theology — it portrays God as if He and His Kingdom operate according to the same carnal elementary principles as the stock market, the economic system, or a casino. Colossians 2:8 warns Believers to avoid false teachers who would take them in bondage to such teaching:

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”

The American economic system does not operate based on the same power as God’s seed (the word of God), but based on corrupt monetary policy, fraudulent banking practices, greed, covetousness, fear, predatory lending, borrowing, debt, inflationism, selfish ambition, a lust for power, domination and control, self-preservation, and the global agenda of a few banking families that wish to stay in power by placing all nations in financial bondage to them, consolidating these nations, and internally managing and orchestrating the rise and fall of various markets.

Whereas God’s love propels the power of His seed or word, the false worship of the idol “mammon” is what propels the American economic system. God’s seed cannot be likened to the American economic system — the two are diametrically-opposed to one another. Jesus plainly stated that His Kingdom is not of this world and does not operate by the fleshly elementary principles of the world.

Indeed, when people invest in the stock market, they expect a greater return. The purpose of investing money in a corporation is to make more money. But should Believers think this way when it comes to the Kingdom of God? Here is what Jesus said “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. . . ” (Luke 6:35)

In this passage, Jesus is speaking about loving our enemies. And He said to do good unto them and give to them expecting nothing in return. How much more should we freely give to fellow Christians for the work of Christ without expecting anything in return? Should our giving be motivated by unconditional love for others and a desire to glorify God, or should it be motivated by a selfish desire to receive more money back? Did Jesus die on the Cross for our sins because He loved us and sought to glorify the Father? Or because He was seeking to prosper Himself?

“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” (Philippians 2:4-5)

Another problem that I noticed in Thompson’s previous statement, and pay attention here. . . . In 1 Corinthians 3:1-7, the leaders were the givers, and the people were the receivers. The seed was sown by the leaders into people they evangelized and the people were the receivers of that seed. Andy turned the tables by putting himself and his corporation in the position of the receiver and putting his congregation in the position of the giver. Yet once again, the text is not about Believers “sowing money seeds” into leaders, but about leaders sowing God’s word into the people they evangelize.

Paul the apostle said that the parent should store up for the child and not the other way around. In other words, those who are elders (mature shepherds of Christ) are suppose to be SERVANTS who GIVE of themselves and pour into others — not religious panhandlers who take, take, TAKE from God’s flock.

Jesus said that it is more blessed to GIVE than to receive. Yet Andy taught an entire series where he and his corporation are the receiver and WOCC congregants are the givers. A real elder will not twist Scripture to persuade you to “sow money seeds” into his religious corporation, but rather, plants and waters the good seed (the word of God) into your heart.

Now Let’s Put Luke 6:38 Back In Context

In Luke 6:38 Jesus said: “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

Andy twisted this passage to imply that if you “sow a money seed” into his corporation, God will give you even more money in return. And I quote, “I’ll tell you what, give and it shall be given unto you again pressed down, shaken together, and running over. . . Tell you what, if you pay your tithes and you give your offerings, what you’re doing is you’re giving to my house and I’ll give it back more to you. You give me something small, I’ll give you back something big. You give me a hundred dollars and I’ll give it back to you multiplied.”

This is a common WOF misinterpretation. But if you read the entire chapter of Luke 6, you will see that Jesus was not referring to money when He said that “it shall be given unto you again pressed down, shaken together, and running over.” He was saying that if we love our enemies, return blessings for cursing, give generously, show mercy, condemn not, and forgive others — God will bless us in the same way that we bless others. In short, the grace and mercy we extend to others will be extended to us by God. If we use a generous standard, then God will use a generous standard with us. Those who forgive others will be forgiven by God. Those who show mercy will be shown mercy by God.

God can most certainly bless us financially, but our reward is not a financial return in exchange for loving our enemies or providing for the work of Christ. Our reward is spiritual treasures hidden in Christ Jesus high above the American economic system, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.

WOCC members, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:1-3)

Why Did Andy Scoff At Those Who Requested Financial Transparency?

In the same message “Seed Power,” Thompson said “. . .  there are questions that are asked all the time, and one of the commonly asked questions, I just was in a meeting with my advisory board, and uh, just this past weekend. The advisory board is made up of some members of the church that have been asked to be on this board that gives us some advice.

And we were talking about it, one of the things they were saying to me is pastor Andy you’re preaching on tithing and giving and that’s great. But if you could just talk about where the tithe goes and talk about where the offering goes and if you could really explain that people would really give. As much as tithing and giving offerings is important, but also giving the explanation will also help people to give and people will be giving because they will know really where the tithe goes. And maybe you should just break it down and explain to them where the tithe goes.

And I said, I hear ya’ll, I agree with you no doubt about it. And today I’m going to answer that question where does the tithe go. I’m going to break it down for you really quickly and just let you know where your tithes and your offerings actually goes.

But before I do that, let me just say this and I didn’t really say this in the advisory meeting, but I’m saying today, that I get that, but to some extent, it’s a double standard when it comes to the Kingdom. . .  especially if you’re an investor. So if you’re an investor and you think okay, well I’m gonna invest a 100 dollars or whatever into Apple, how much of computer software technology do you have to understand for you to invest your money?

As much as you want to invest, the greater thing you’re thinking about is what’s my return? . . . You’re a shareholder, you may want to say okay what exactly are they doing with the money, but if you’re really honest, you don’t really don’t care what they do with the money, as long as you get a return on your money. . . .You don’t really need to know that [about the product], as long as you get a return. . . as long as the return is great, hey you’re pretty alright about it, as long as the return as great. Sometimes when it comes to the Kingdom though, we got to understand every little nuance and every little thing gotta be broken down.”

So, a member of WOCC’s advisory board suggested to Andy that maybe if they disclosed to congregants how funds are allocated, then perhaps congregants would be more inclined to give. This is a good suggestion — especially at a time when public criticism and skepticism of the Church (especially leaders) is at an all-time high due to financial scandals, sexual scandals, and corrupt theology (especially WOF theology). It would be wise for any organization that professes Christ and collects money in name of God to have meaningful financial transparency and accountability.

And by meaningful financial transparency, I do not mean standing on stage and rushing through a list of ‘charitable works’ like Andy did in this message. But providing congregants with a financial statement showing how much money was collected and how it was spent, and having public open meetings where congregants can review and discuss how their contributions are distributed.

Congregants should know how much of each dollar goes towards salaries, utilities, property upkeep/maintenance, evangelism, financial assistance/benevolence, etc. They are adults contributing their hard earned money and should be treated as such — not belittled and pat on the head like babies who don’t need to know their parents finances. The Scriptures speak about being a good steward of our resources, and understanding that we are accountable to God for how we manage or mismanage what He blesses us with.

Andy taught an entire series devoted to mooching money from WOCC members, yet he had the audacity to tell them in a mocking snarky manner that they don’t need to know how their money is spent “as long as they get a return”?

This glib attitude about ‘money and ministry’ is contrary to the transparency and mutual accountability of the apostles. In 2 Corinthians 8, we see that the saints appointed Titus to accompany apostolic workers as they transported a gift to the poor saints in Jerusalem.

“He [Titus] was appointed by the churches to accompany us as we take the offering to Jerusalem—a service that glorifies the Lord and shows our eagerness to help.We are traveling together to guard against any criticism for the way we are handling this generous gift. We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable. (2 Corinthians 8:19-21)

The apostles were not required to be financially transparent and accountable by the Roman government. They voluntarily chose to handle contributions in a transparent manner to guard against criticism and show people that they had integrity. They did not want to bring reproach upon the name of Christ or the reputation of the Church by bringing speculation, suspicions, and accusations on themselves. This way, everyone would see that they are honorable, and their integrity would bring glory to God.

One of the qualifications for an elder is that he must be above reproach — and a leader cannot be above reproach if he is secretive about church finances and tells congregants that they don’t need to see how their money is spent “as long as they get a return.” As I carefully listened to “Seed Power,” it was clear to me that Andy is very sensitive and offended about congregants knowing exactly how their money is allocated. He pretty much threw a lightweight attitude on stage and tried to cover it up with humor. He brought reproach upon himself.

I personally know that there are WOCC congregants who don’t care about “getting a return” and sincerely want to know how funds are allocated on a financial statement. Andy really underestimated the intellect of his congregation — people are observing how he speaks to them and making mental notes. Not everyone sitting in the audience “just cares about the money.” Andy insulted WOCC members who desire meaningful financial disclosure.

Thompson claimed that people who invest in Apple don’t care about how Apple products work, they only care about their return. That is so not true, it’s ridiculous. Apple investors are generally informed and enthusiastic about Apple products. Just as those who invested in Google were pretty informed and enthusiastic about Google.

Here’s a little food for thought. . . both Apple and Google publish public quarterly financial statements and disclose the salaries of their CEO’s. It seems that religious corporations like WOCC are the only institutions that refuse to regularly and openly disclose their financial information to contributors. Should the world be more transparent than a so-called “Christian church”?

Not only that, but even if you weren’t an Apple shareholder, you’d still be able to view their financial statement and request more information about how their products and services work. And they wouldn’t respond with snarky statements like “you aren’t an investor, so you don’t need to know how our products work! Why do you need every little thing broken down!? You don’t need to know how the iphone works, all you need to know is that you’ll make a return!”

Scripture shows that we are responsible to spend our money wisely. God cares about why we give (our motives), who we give to, and the stated purpose of the need. He is not pleased when we give with impure motives, give in ignorance (lacking essential information), give to the rich (they don’t NEED money, poor people do), give out of pressure or guilt (God loves a CHEERFUL giver), “sound our trumpet” when we give to receive praise from men (give in secret and our Father will reward us openly), and give to false shepherds or any agenda that contradicts the will of God.

The notion that “God only cares that we give. We aren’t responsible for what leaders do with our money” is wholly unbiblical and negligent. Both the Old and New Testaments show that God hates it when His people squander their resources on false leaders who make merchandise of them. He considers it idolatry.

In the Kingdom of God, financial accountability is a 2-way street — the giver is just as accountable as the receiver.

Andy accused those who request financial transparency of having a “double standard when it comes to the Kingdom.” But in reality, he is the one with a double standard. He’s perfectly fine with staff keeping track of your ‘tithes’ and offerings, but he will not provide WOCC members with a financial statement. A double standard indeed. This is highly hypocritical, suspect, and questionable.

“God Doesn’t Need Your Money, But His House Does”?

Andy said that someone told him that God doesn’t need their money. And his response was that God doesn’t need your money, but His house does (referring to the church-building).

Are we under the Old Covenant or the New Covenant?

During the Old Covenant, Solomon built God a house, but God didn’t live there. God does not live in temples made with human hands.

Solomon’s Temple, which later became Herod’s Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D., because it was a den of thieves and Jesus pronounced it desolate. It only served a temporary purpose during the Old Covenant, because that Covenant revolved around 3 main components: the animal sacrifices, the priesthood, and the temple.

But after Christ came and fulfilled the Old Covenant law, He rendered it obsolete and established the New Covenant based on better promises. In Acts, God officiated disciples of Jesus as His temple by filling them with the Holy Spirit. Don’t you know that you are the temple of God and God’s Spirit lives in you?

You are the spiritual house and ekklesia (church) that Jesus is building. “And upon this rock (referring to Himself) I will build My Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

The body of Christ (not the church-building down the street) is the house of God and the temple of God. The temples of man are earthly and permanently fixed in one place. Their lifeless idols sit in one spot in a shrine. But we serve the Living God who moves. . . and so He desires a temple that moves with Him. The Lord foreshadowed this during the Old Covenant, when He had the children of Israel construct a tent-like tabernacle that could move with His Spirit (the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night).

The body of Christ, unlike man’s “high places” dedicated to idols, moves with the Living God. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. Where is our “place of worship”? Neither on this mountain, nor on that mountain, nor in Jerusalem. God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth.

The house or temple that God wants us to contribute to is His people! Don’t misinterpret me. I am not saying that it is wrong to take care of the utilities of a church-building or modest upkeep. What is wrong is pouring hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars into a temple made with man’s hands, rather than the true temple of God which is the Bride of Christ.

In Acts 2 and 4, the saints took up freewill offerings to meet urgent needs among them, not to fund 6-figure salaries and expensive building projects. Even during the Old Covenant, the materials for the construction of the tabernacle and Solomon’s Temple were collected from freewill offerings — never tithes. In Scripture, tithes were always food (animals and crops), never money. This is why you never see tithes used in Scripture to fund salaries and building projects. The tithe came from farmers and shepherds only, to feed Levites, widows, orphans, and the stranger. The modern practice of using “money tithes” to fund salaries and building projects is totally unbiblical.

Andy’s constant mention of the ‘tithe,’ referring to church leaders as “priests,” and calling the church-building “God’s house” demonstrates that he has an Old Covenant mentality. In the New Covenant, there is no more “tithe,” but grace-giving. The entire body of Christ is a royal priesthood, not just leaders (1 Peter 2:5, 9) and we are God’s house, not the church-building.

It is no wonder that Andy does not understand these basic truths of the Gospel, because he does not understand the Gospel itself. As much as WOF supporters like to believe they’re on the “cutting edge of new revelation” they are very much stuck in the shadows of the Old Covenant. They are intoxicated from drinking old tainted wine out of old wineskins. Until they turn to Jesus Christ and realize the beauty of the Good News (justification by faith, not health and wealth through the “faith-force”) they will continue to say that the old wine tastes better!

By His Own Measure, Andy Thompson Is Carnal & Immature

Earlier in the message, Andy quoted from 1 Corinthians 3, which says that when you boast in religious leaders and elevate one religious leader over another like some sort of church clique, you’re behaving carnal just like people of the world and still an infant on milk. Then later on in the message, he encouraged this very same competitive idolatrous behavior by boasting in the ‘charitable deeds’ of WOCC.

“I dare you. I double dog dare you. I TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU! To find somebody doing more in communities than World Overcomers. Because nobody feeds the amount of people that we feed out of World Overcomers. I mean nobody. Not a church. Not a church feeds what we feed.”

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“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:1-4)

Someone might be saying “Evelyn, you said that Andy should be financially transparent, but now you’re taking issue with him for publicly disclosing the charity work of WOCC.”

Folks, there is a huge difference between providing financial statements to congregants at public meetings, and yelling on TV in a prideful boastful manner “I TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU TO FIND SOMEBODY doing more in communities than World Overcomers! Not a church feeds what we feed!” Where is God’s credit for providing the food, volunteers, and labor? Where is the glory to Jesus Christ in any of that? Where is the acknowledgement that without God, it couldn’t have been done?

The very same chapter that Andy read from says “The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work.” (1 Corinthians 3:8)

If WOCC is a part of the body of Christ, and thus, working for the same Lord in unison with other Churches, then why is Andy comparing what WOCC does to what any other church in the area does? Paul said that it is not wise to compare ourselves with one another, and that such cliquish competitive prideful behavior is carnal and infantile.

This all goes back to the WOF theology, which isn’t about building up the body of Christ in the unity of the Spirit, but about building the highest tower of babel into the heavens, and making a great name for one’s self. WOF leaders and corporations are very very competitive. This is why WOF congregants are constantly browbeat and worked like slaves to keep “sowing that money seed” to raise more money for a fancier bigger building, which will in turn warehouse more people, which translates into bigger offerings, and the vicious cycle continues.

Andy kept belittling his congregants and deeming them “carnal, worldly, and stuck on milk.” But maybe that’s because he treats them like carnal babes and feeds them watered down spoiled milk. When you talk down to congregants and treat them like juveniles, don’t be surprised when they don’t grow up. When you keep sowing elementary principles about money and ‘faith’ — don’t be surprised when your ‘seed’ brings forth a crop of stunted church-r-us-kids bottle-feeding in the high chair of WOF theology. Sometimes congregants are a reflection of their leader.

“So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. (Hebrews 6:1)

“You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food.For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right.Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to discern the difference between right and wrong.” (Hebrews 5:12-14)

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

The Power of God vs. The “Power” Of Things

Every week I see some new advertisement for the ‘power’ of things.

You’ve seen it too. “The power of prayer” “the power of positive-thinking” “the power of purpose” “the power of destiny” “the power of sowing” “the power of prophecy” “the power of healing” “the power of success” “the power of tithing” “the power of now” “the power of vision” “the power of faith” “the power of prosperity” “the power of dreams” “the power of forgiveness” “the power of meditation” “the power of miracles” etc.

Normally these advertisements are accompanied by testimonials and hyped up promises that “tapping into this power will change your life!” and “empower you like never before!” But if that’s the case, then why are these teachings for sale? If it’s so important, urgent, and life-changing then why must anyone pay for it? What about people who have no money? No “power” for them huh?

“The power of” formula seems to be a very lucrative business in the churchworld. A lot of money is being made from books, DVD’s, tapes, and conferences about the power of things. With boatloads of people seeking power and an endless stream of religious buzz words to tack behind the phrase “the power of,” the cash just keeps pouring in.

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Someone might say, “Evelyn, you’re just nit-picking. How can you find something wrong with seeking power from God?”

My response is, #1, many of these “power” teachings have nothing to do with seeking power from God, but seeking the “power” of THINGS. And even IF all of these teachings were encouraging people to seek power from God, I think the Scriptures speak against seeking God for power or anything other than who He is. Jesus said to “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things [our needs] will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33).

Chasing after power — even under the cloak of spirituality — is idolatry. It is seeking after something other than God. And the Lord clearly stated “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3) Pursuing “power,” whether the term “prayer, purpose, or miracles” is tacked on the end — is idol-worship.

How would you feel if your spouse (someone you were married to and in covenant with) claimed to love you with all of their heart, yet they spent their time seeking more power, influence, and authority? Are they not neglecting their personal relationship with you to empower themselves? And what if they claimed to be doing all of this “to serve you”? Would that make you feel better? Would that make it right? Of course not.

So-called “Christian” bookstores are full of merchandise about “the power of this” and “the power of that.” Yet nowhere in Scripture are Believers taught to seek after power. When Jesus came into this world, He gave us an example to follow and He didn’t seek after power. But rather, He emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:7) 

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If Jesus wanted more power, He could have easily obtained it when the people of Tiberias tried to make Him a king by force. But instead, He withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone.” (John 6:15) In John 15, Jesus washed His disciples’ feet. Does that sound like a religious power-grab? Power-idolatry contradicts the mind of Christ.

#2, I believe that it is wrong and dangerous for people to seek “spiritual power” from things.

It is wrong for people to seek “spiritual power” from things, because things have no intrinsic spiritual power. In other words, prayer, miracles, purpose, positive-thinking, and so on have no spiritual power in and of themselves.

Take for example prayer. There is this generic saying that “prayer is powerful.” But prayer itself has no power. It is our Father in Heaven who we pray to in Jesus’ name that has the power. When we pray and God grants our request, is it because of “the power of prayer” or because of our all-powerful gracious God?

We can pray with great fervor, but if something that we are praying about is not according to God’s will, then it will not happen. Yes, the prayers of the righteous are effective, but that is not because prayer itself is powerful, but because a righteous person prays Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Do you see where the power resides based on that text? The power is in God and His will.

The same thing can be said for “purpose.” We have Rick Warren to thank for all of this gobbledygook about “purpose.” Yet purpose itself has no power. People can purpose to do anything, good or bad. Many opportunists use “purpose” as a generic buzz word to profit off of people who want to discover their purpose in life.

It is dangerous for people to seek “spiritual power” from things, because such teachings can lead people into occult philosophies without them even realizing it.

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When a religious leader or author is promoting some generic concept about “the power of______<—-fill in the blank” and not the power of Jesus Christ, His Gospel, and His Cross — it can open the door to universalism, inclusionism, and all types of new thought concepts.

Many authors do not want to offend or exclude nonbelievers, and they most certainly do not want to lose their money. They want as broad an audience as possible to bring in as large a profit as possible. So they write books about “power” using broad universalist language sprinkled with Christian overtones and non-offensive Scriptures, thereby making it palatable to both undiscerning Believers and nonbelievers.

Such teachings present a spiritual danger to undiscerning Believers, because they believe that they are learning Scriptural teaching, when they are actually feeding on pseudo-spiritual new age universalist concepts.

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Any so-called “spiritual power” that can be “tapped into” and “released” by both Believers and nonbelievers is most certainly not the power of Jesus Christ. No Jesus, no Gospel = NO POWER. There is “another spirit” behind these teachings promising both the world and God’s people ‘spiritual power.’

It is the same spirit that deceived Eve and convinced her that she would gain power by eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve already had power from God by virtue of the Holy Spirit. Yet the enemy tricked her and seduced her through the lusts of her flesh, the lusts of her eyes, and the pride of life.

The Bride of Christ has already received power from God by virtue of the Holy Spirit. “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) But like Eve, some Believers have been craftily deceived and seduced by promises for power and led astray from pure and undivided devotion to Christ.

Save your money saints. Don’t waste your hard-earned cash on books, DVD’s, tapes, and conferences about how to tap into the “power” of things. If you have the Holy Spirit, then you already have spiritual power from Jesus Christ. You can’t buy what you already have. And you can’t obtain “more power” anymore than you can obtain “more Holy Spirit.”

“to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:24)

“But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12)

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

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Is T.D. Jakes REALLY Any Different Than The Pulpiteers Of L.A.?

I always find it interesting when wolves try to distance themselves from other wolves, and pretend that they have a higher level of integrity.

Take for instance, when Benny Hinn “rebuked” Joel Osteen and called him a “coward” for floundering Larry King’s question about whether Jesus is the only way to the Father.

Is Hinn really that much different than Houston’s “smiling preacher”?

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Does Hinn have any spiritual or moral-standing to speak against Osteen, when there’s bad fruit hanging from his own tree? For example, his ungodly character traits, false doctrines and false prophecies, lying signs and wonders, financial corruption and exploitation, drug use, and ecumenism [i.e., his unholy alliance with Catholicism]?

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.” (Matthew 7:1-5)

In the same message, Hinn strutted across the stage like a proud peacock and called Oprah a “sick woman” for saying that “there are many paths to god.”  After criticizing the queen of the media, he claimed that he doesn’t care if anyone likes him or not for telling the truth because he’s “blunt.”

Well, if Hinn is really as impartial and willing to tell it like it is no matter who likes him or not, then why hasn’t he rebuked all of his partners in crime on The Babylonian Network TBN? Especially Paul and Jan Crouch. And why didn’t he rebuke his Christ-denying Interfaith idol, the late “pope” John Paul II? [Click here to see a video of Hinn honoring John Paul II]

I already know the answers. I’m simply asking rhetorical questions to get professing Christians to think more carefully about these things and not be so gullible and quick to “amen!” when false prophets grandstand against other false prophets.

Paul-Jan_CrouchBenny Hinn and his ilk aren’t about to mess up their cashflow and pursuit for power by speaking against movers and shakers in the religious-system. That’s why he didn’t rebuke John Paul II, and that’s why he won’t reprove Paul and Jan Crouch or any other prominent leaders on TBN.

But with so much scandal and controversy swirling around him, Hinn had to do a little damage control. . . . he had to do something that would make him look good. . . something that would offset the speculation that he’s a false prophet — yet without losing his spot on TBN and blowing the cover of his comrades — so he got on stage and huffed, and puffed, and blew a lot of self-righteous hot air against Joel Osteen.

Now we have T.D. Jakes trying to distance himself from what he called “junk on TV” — the docu-series Pulpiteers of L.A. [aka "Preachers of L.A."]. Check out the article here.

T.D. Jakes isn’t the only leader sprinkling his Sunday morning messages with damage control statements about Pulpiteers of L.A. Andy Thompson, the top leader and founder of World Overcomers Christian Church in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina also made a statement this past Sunday that “the devil is using Preachers of L.A. to discourage the body of Christ from giving to the kingdom.”

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Why are leaders shook up over a little rinky dink reality TV show when “greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world”?

Why are Jakes and Andy saying that the devil is behind this show when they support the leaders on it and teach the same concepts?

Why are they more concerned that the show might discourage people from giving than they are about the lifestyles these men are living and the poisonous teachings they espouse?

Where was their discernment way BEFORE this show came out, back when these leaders first started dragging Christ’s name through the mud and bringing reproach upon the Household of Faith? So now that they’re on Oxygen, all of a sudden the devil is using folks?

What is really going on here?

Here’s the run down. . .

The WOF [Word Of Faith]/prosperity movement swept across the churchworld like a tsunami, taking millions captive to one of the most demonic pseudo-Christian belief-systems on earth — all the while, emptying out the bank accounts, purses, and wallets of the folks in the pews.

Judging by the fruit of the WOF/prosperity movement, it’s aim is clear: to financially empower the leaders who promote it at the expense of undiscerning followers who have much less than them. Check mate.

While poor and middle class WOF supporters face the tough reality of living from check to check, falling behind in their bills, and being unable to pay for their children’s college tuition — they sow thousands and millions of dollars into the corporations of leaders who tell them to just “have faith in God” for their miracle, breakthrough, harvest, or season.

While they “name it and claim it, “decree and declare,” misuse the Bible like a spellbook, and recite positive affirmations to manifest their desires, their leaders hoard millions of dollars hand over fist and live in the lap of luxury in the here and now.

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Many people have known for a long time that WOF/prosperity theology is mainly about enriching its leaders. It’s so painfully obvious that people have even invented a term to describe such leaders: pulpit pimps.

WOF leaders promise their followers that in due time, their prosperity will “trickle down from the head.” But it doesn’t take a Bible scholar or deep discernment to see that the money is trickling UP from the peasants at the bottom to the “spiritual elite” at the top of the church feudal system.

This rapid influx of cash into the hands of leaders isn’t a fruit of the Gospel or the work of Christ, but a pyramid $cheme.

The WOF/prosperity movement has been heavily exposed as a hustle for a long time now. So at this point, WOF supporters are faced with the exhausting task of constantly defending their so-called “men and women of God” and trying to explain away or rationalize their bad fruit, inconsistencies, and glaring contradictions.

WOF supporters must deal with agitating articles, videos, tweets, facebook statuses, and exposés on TV about their leaders. It must be very irritating, frustrating, and upsetting to live in a state of cognitive dissonance and suppress the truth in unrighteousness, all for the sake of defending false prophets and a bankrupt belief-system that has been proven a sham.

And now WOF supporters and their leaders are faced with the docu-series Pulpiteers of L.A. And they are definitely not happy campers.

You see, WOF leaders have been denying that they live lavishly at the expense of their poor and middle class followers. But now there is a TV show parading so-called “men of the cloth” flossing their decadent lifestyle and speaking openly of the “church” [their corporations that is] as a BUSINESS.

And of course, for the most part, the public’s reaction [both Believers and nonbelievers] hasn’t been favorable.

Now that people are seeing churchianity’s version of the “haves and the have nots” — leaders who espouse WOF/prosperity theology [like Hollywood Jakes and Andy Thompson] are a little frazzled and worried that their followers might wake up and suspect that they’re guilty of the same pimpery. . . . and people might be discouraged from giving to Babylon the Harlot “the kingdom of god [with a lowercase "g" on purpose].”

Pulpiteers of L.A. is casting even more light on the lifestyles of the rich and famous in churchland, as well as the theology and methods they use to siphon cash from supporters.

As for Jakes’ self-righteous Pharisaical statements in the article, let it be known that his woman-thou-art bound conferences, and megaINFESTED conferences are no better than the docu-series he called “junk on TV.”

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It’s hypocritical of him to criticize Pulpiteers of L.A., while standing on the very same stage that he financially solicits viewers from and begs them to “sow a seed” into his corporation.

Watch the video below to see Jakes fast-talking sales pitch.

He told congregants and online viewers “You did not buy what I got,” and claimed that “not one dime” of their money paid for his suit, car, and house. When the money that paid for those things came from the same poor and middle class supporters who watch him on Sunday and listen to his messages. Who is buying his books? Who is buying his movies? Who is paying for tickets to attend megainfested? Is it not mainly T.D. Jakes supporters? Yes.

Jakes then ran down a list of ‘charitable deeds’ that *his* “ministry” has accomplished. When I read this list, I noticed that he didn’t mention God/Jesus anywhere. He kept saying “I, we, I, we, I did it, we built it, this ministry, this ministry, this ministry.” Even Jesus glorified the Father and said that He couldn’t do anything without Him — yet Jakes kept speaking of himself and what his corporation built.

He ended his diatribe by saying “I do not need you to buy my car. I got this.” How disingenuous. Without his supporters buying his books, movies, megainfested tickets, and the rest of his “junk,” he wouldn’t have been able to buy his luxury vehicles, mansions [including the $1.4 million dollar mansion that he bought for Chris Hill], expensive suits, plane, airtime on TV, or travel to Africa to spread his deadly mixture of WOF/prosperity theology and self-empowerment teachings to poor Africans.

Unfortunately, Potter’s House congregants fell for Jakes grandstanding hook, line, and sinker. They were mesmerized, amening, shouting, and high-fiving each other — not realizing that their interfaith leader is no different than the men on Pulpiteers of L.A.

It’s easy for him to diss “junk on TV”, when Oprah “many paths to god” Winfrey has him in her back pocket and showers him with all of the fame that he’ll ever need. Who needs “Preachers of L.A.” when they have the most powerful woman in the media?

Don’t be fooled. Jakes is doing everything that the “preachers” of L.A. are doing. . . but on a bigger level.

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T.D. Jakes at an Interfaith service standing alongside a Muslim, a Christ-denying rabbi, a heretical Catholic, and others.

“Everything they do is for show. . .” (Matthew 23:5)

“Such people are not servants of our Lord Christ; they are slaves of their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive unsuspecting people.” (Romans 16:18)

“But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.” (2 Peter 2:1-3)

They will have a form of godliness, but deny the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! They are the kind who worm their way into people’s homes and captivate weak women who are weighed down with sins and led astray by various desires (such women are forever following new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth)” (2 Timothy 3:5-7)

“Love” Based On Church-Attendance Isn’t Love At All

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One of the biggest complaints that I hear from nonChristians is how unloving Christians are. They say that Christians look down on them, treat them as less than, and have a condemning judgmental attitude towards them. And you know what? I believe it.

I know, it’s so easy to brush off their complaints and assume that they’re all just making up excuses not to come to Christ or “not go to church” (as some of you assume).

However, the truth is that many of them are speaking from experience about an unfortunate reality among Christians today: a lack of love. . . real love that is. And it would behoove us to reflect on this reality and ask ourselves if we REALLY love people without partiality or favoritism.

Do we truly love people in sincerity because we genuinely care?  Or do we just pretend to love people, but secretly require that they change and conform to us before we REALLY “love” them?

If many Christians don’t even love fellow Believers who don’t attend institutional churches and conform to the status quo. . . then how much more would they NOT love nonChristians who don’t even believe in Jesus? Yep, I’m going there, and I’m going to get really personal. . .

Professing Christians talk about love so much that it makes me sick. Does that mean I despise the love of God? Of course not. What I despise is the hypocrisy of talking, singing, and writing about love all the time yet showing disdain, condescension, hatred, condemnation, shunning, partiality/favoritism, and clique mentalities.

Professing Christians love their local churches. They love their pastors, hirelings, and false prophets. They love their “Christian” celebrities. They love their “praise and worship” songs. They love their miming, dancing, and theatrics. They love their programs and rituals. They love their traditions and denominations. They love their “Jesus Junk” (t-shirts, hats, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, “holy” water, etc). They love their cute little facebook graphics with quotes about love. But they don’t love PEOPLE. And if they don’t love people who they can see, then how can they love God who they can’t see?

They talk about God’s love and amazing grace, but where is the love and amazing grace for Believers who aren’t in the pews on a Sunday morning? So I guess God’s love and amazing grace is restricted or confined to the 4-walls of the church-building hm? Many Christians may not realize it, but they are giving the world the impression that God only lavishes His love and mercies on church-goers. They are presenting a false god and a false gospel to the world.

God loved me before I was born. God loved me when I was an unsaved church girl. God loved me while I was in the world steeped in New Age philosophy. God loved me while I was up in the club getting drunk and high. God loved me when I hit rock bottom and lost everything except my life. God loved me when I came to Christ and became a new creation. God loved me when I attended that Charismatic Pentecostal word of faith “church.” God loved me when the “pastor” kicked me out. God loved me while I was church-hopping. And guess what? God loved me after I STOPPED church-hopping and LEFT the system altogether!

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God has loved me all this time. Even when I was in the world, the Lord was watching over me and carrying me to His Son on eagles’ wings. And the Son of God has never left me nor forsaken me. He is with me always. . . even until the end of the age.

You see. . . the love of God isn’t based on attendance or membership to an institutional church. It is based on His glorious nature, not whether or not we’re sitting in a pew on a Sunday morning or a member of a 501 c(3) non-profit religious institution.

Look at how Jesus treated people in the Gospels. Did He feed only those who attended the synagogues and the Old Covenant temple? Did He eat only with those who were religious? Did He spend time only with His disciples? Jesus loved people without partiality — a quality that was rare within the religious system of that time and still is today.

Jesus sat at a well in Samaria and engaged a Samaritan woman, which was outside the cultural norms of that time. She was actually surprised that He even spoke to her. “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)” (John 4:9)

Jesus personally engaged her simply because, He loved her. “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” (John 4:10)

The Samaritan woman tried to change the topic to places of worship, but Jesus steered the conversation back to the heart of the matter. . . no matter where one worships God, the essential thing is to worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:21-24).

It’s inconsequential whether we are on this mountain or in Jerusalem, in this church-building or that church-building, in this house fellowship or that “organic church” movement. What matters is that we love God with our whole being and that we love our neighbor as ourselves. This is the sum of the entire Law and true worship.

Jesus didn’t say “they will know you are My disciples by your attendance and membership to an institutional church.” He didn’t say “they will know you are My disciples by your exodus from churchianity and organized religion” or “they will know you are my disciples because you fellowship in houses.” He said they will know you are My disciples by your LOVE for one another. Frankly, if we do not love one another, then we are still in Mystery Babylon the Harlot posing and pretending.

Church-going saints, if for some reason the Lord led you out of your local church, would the people there still love you? Would they still care for you, reach out to you, and consider you a dearly loved sister or brother in Christ?

If your answer is yes, then you are blessed to have fellowship with genuine Believers who truly love you as Jesus does. . . love that flows from the Father in heaven and is not based upon the condition that you belong to or attend a particular local church.

But if your experience was similar to mine, then you already know how it went down. . . .

When I was in the institutional church going along with the program, I was called “sister” Evelyn. When I walked through the door for Sunday morning service, prayer, or Bible study — I was greeted with smiles, hugs, and how are you’s. We spoke of ourselves as a “church family.” We held hands during praise and worship and sang “I need you. You need me. We’re all a part of God’s body. . . I pray for you. You pray for me. I love you. I need you to survive.”

But apparently it was nothing more than empty pleasantries. . . .

Some of you might have received a few phone calls from leadership or members to see how you were and why you weren’t at service. But eventually, the phone calls stopped. And no one stopped by to see if you were sick or even alive.

But if you were kicked out of an institutional church like I was or “politely” shown the door in a churchy way, then no one called, not even out of mild concern just for the sake of appearances.

What happened to all the talk about “sister” Evelyn? I thought we were a “church family”? What happened to all the smiles, hugs, and how are you’s? Did they really mean it when they sang “I need you to survive” by Hezekiah Walker? Was it really fellowship or FAKE?

It was fake. That isn’t true love. But that’s the system of “church” for you. You’re only “loved” if you conform and belong to the system. And if you leave, refuse to conform, and “deprogram” from churchitis, people treat you as if you have the black plague because “you’re forsaking the assembling of yourselves together” (from their perspective).

When you were on the membership roster, you were “anointed and appointed.” But now that you’re not, you get the side-eye because “there’s something wrong with Believers who don’t go to church” “you just need to be healed of your bitterness, etc”

Well, I’m not bitter. And there’s nothing wrong with me because I don’t attend an institutional church. As the cliche goes. . . real recognizes real, and I refuse to go back to a fake system where I would only be “loved” based on my attendance, membership, and donations.

An organization that would only “love” me if I joined isn’t the ekklesia of Christ. It’s a gang or a cult.

church gangRomans 8:38-39 says that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing can separate us from the love of God. But apparently, many professing Christians believe that leaving an institutional church can! So I guess “once saved always saved” and “saved by grace through faith” only applies if you’re a member of an institutional church huh?

Lord help us to see that your love transcends church-buildings, membership/attendance to institutional churches, house fellowships, organic movements, etc. And help us to love one another without hypocrisy, as you love us!~

“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others. I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about iniquity but rejoices in the truth. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!” (1 Corinthians 13:1-8)

False Prophet “Bishop” Glen A. Staples BLASPHEMES God

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This article will expose the blasphemy of false prophet “bishop” Glen A. Staples.

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“Bishop” Glen A. Staples is the ‘senior pastor’ of The Temple of Praise (formerly known as Anna Johenning Baptist Church) located in Washington, D.C.

Staples is a proponent of the heretical word of faith/prosperity theology, and he was falsely ‘ordained’ as a “bishop” by one of the biggest and most dangerous word of faith/prosperity heretics in America — T.D. Jakes, Staple’s ‘covering.’

For a Scriptural critique of the word of faith/prosperity movement, click here to watch the seminar “A Call For Discernment” by Justin Peters.

Attention Temple of Praise Members & Glen A. Staples Supporters

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,  because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” (James 1:19-20)

“Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.” (Proverbs 18:13)

Before you jump the gun and shoot the messenger, it’s important that you understand a few things first. . .

The 411 About False Prophets

First of all, it’s important that you understand what Scripture teaches about false prophets, because I know for a fact that Glen A. Staples does not teach his congregation from Scripture (point-by-point, in context, from Genesis to Revelations) what the Bible says about false prophets.

Glen A. Staples does not teach his congregation about false prophets because he is one, and he was falsely ‘ordained’ as a “bishop” by another false prophet T.D. Jakes.

Considering that Glen A. Staples is a false prophet — it makes a lot of sense that he does not teach his congregation the truth about false prophets and warn them about false prophets in the church.

Think about it for a moment. . . if Glen A Staples taught his congregation the truth of God (from Scripture, in context) about false prophets, he would expose himself and his ‘covering’ T.D. Jakes. He would lose members. . . . and a loss of members means a loss of free money, a loss of status, and a loss of power and control over the members who leave. So he keeps quiet. . . .

False prophets do not want to lose members, money, status, power, and control — so they do not teach the truth about false prophets. They don’t want to expose themselves. . . .

As a matter of fact, in a sermon called “Authority & Submission” (which I downloaded to my computer just in case bibleboy2000 deletes it off his YouTube channel to protect his “bishop”) Glen A. Staples told his congregation NOT to listen to anyone who warns them about false prophets.

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In this sermon, Staples twisted Scripture and threatened his congregation not to listen to any information about corrupt leaders. I have studied cults for years, and the cult tactic that Glen A. Staples used in this sermon is called “controlling the flow of information.” It is a technique which gives false prophets control over what their congregation listens to and reads when they aren’t in service.

You see. . . before the internet became popular, it was easier for false prophets to hide the truth from their followers. But now that many people have the internet, it’s not so easy. The truth about a false prophet can spread across the world in a matter of minutes.

People have a library at their fingertips. With the stroke of a keyboard and the click of a mouse, they can find well-documented evidence of the false teachings, false gospels, financial corruption, and ungodly behavior of false prophets.

The internet is a double-edged sword for false prophets, because on one hand, the internet gives them a bigger platform to reach, deceive, and financially pimp a bigger audience. But on the other hand, the internet broadcasts their evil deeds to millions of people — so false prophets end up exposing themselves on a global level on their own websites.

False prophets can’t have their cake and eat it too. They can’t enjoy the luxury of promoting error on a global level AND at the same time avoid the consequence of being exposed on a global level. It’s very simple. . . a public figure on a public platform brings public exposure.

Once something is broadcast on a global platform to hundreds of thousands or even millions of people, it is impossible to conceal it and cover it up. This makes false prophets very paranoid and fearful. So they teach their followers to ignore any information that might expose them.

StopSnitching1In so many words Glen A. Staples commanded his congregation to “see no evil, hear no evil in the pulpit” and SHUT DOWN anyone who brings them information about a false prophet. They are programmed to attack Believers who warn them about their “bishop” and consider us “enemies of God.” 

“Have I now become your enemy because I am telling you the truth? Those false teachers are so eager to win your favor, but their intentions are not good. They are trying to shut you off from me so that you will pay attention to only them.” (Galatians 4:16-17)

Staples also pumped fear into his congregation by teaching them that if they “put their mouth on the man or woman of God” or listen to any information that exposes a religious leader. . . he “will deal with God concerning them” and God will curse them or punish them. These empty threats and cult fear tactics are not of God. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

Any so-called “bishop” who uses fear and empty threats of “God punishing” you to scare you away from information about false prophets is HIGHLY SUSPECT and INCRIMINATING HIMSELF.

Temple of Praise members you need to ask yourselves quite a few questions: Why is Glen A. Staples so scared of the truth? What does he have to hide? Why is he preaching sermons trying to CONTROL what you listen to, read, and say outside of church service?

Aren’t you an adult with your own mind? So why doesn’t Staples trust you to think for yourself and discern whether a religious leader is a false prophet or a real servant of God? Why is he acting like “God’s appointed NSA or CIA” over what you listen to, read, and say? And what type of “bishop” teaches his congregation to IGNORE information about false prophets & “shut down” people like me who share the truth?? I’ll tell you what type of “bishop”. . . . a false prophet.

Staples uses scare tactics to steer his congregation away from the truth because he is scared of the truth which shines light upon his unfruitful works of darkness.

“For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.” (John 3:20)

Jesus Warned Us About False Prophets, Why Doesn’t Your “Bishop”?

Whereas Glen A. Staples said to ignore, deny, and shut down any information about false prophets, Jesus said to Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” (Matthew 7:15-20)

Use discernment by comparing what Glen A. Staples said to what Jesus said. Can’t you see that he clearly contradicts Jesus? Staples told his congregation to stick their heads in the sand like ostriches and ignore any information about false prophets in the church. Yet Jesus told us to BEWARE of false prophets.” The Greek word translated as “beware” means PAY CLOSE ATTENTION. Click on the Greek word “prosechō” to read the definition for yourself.

Temple of Praise members, riddle me this. . . how can you “pay close attention” to false prophets if your “bishop” is telling you to ignore information about false prophets, defend them, and shut down anyone who shares the truth with you? You can’t ignore someone and at the same time pay close attention to their fruit (i.e., teachings, behavior, lifestyle, and traditions).

Who will you obey? Glen A. Staples? Or Jesus?

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other.” (Matthew 6:24)

“Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.” (Romans 6:16)

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More Commentary From Jesus On False Prophets

“I tell you the truth, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a thief and a robber!” (John 10:1)

“I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. Yes, I am the gate. Those who came in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:7-10)

“Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah [The Anointed One].’ They will deceive many.” (Matthew 24:4-5)

“And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people.” (Matthew 24:11)

The Apostles & False Prophets

If Jesus’ hand-picked apostles were here today, many professing Christians would hate them, slander them, and persecute them out of ignorance, because the apostles would publicly refute and rebuke false prophets in the church.

The apostles didn’t speak in vague generalities like certain things are being said about certain leaders teaching certain things, but we just need to keep quiet and pray for these men and women of God.”

The apostles named-names. They described the nature of false prophets using harsh language. They specifically targeted the destructive teachings and money-hungry appetite of false prophets, and warned the flock of God to avoid such men and “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)

Peter the apostle wrote: “But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed.” (2 Peter 2:1-3)

Jude wrote: “When these people eat with you in your fellowship meals commemorating the Lord’s love, they are like dangerous reefs that can shipwreck you. They are like shameless shepherds who care only for themselves. They are like clouds blowing over the land without giving any rain. They are like trees in autumn that are twice dead, for they bear no fruit and have been pulled up by the roots. They are like wild waves of the sea, churning up the foam of their shameful deeds. They are like wandering stars, doomed forever to blackest darkness.” (Jude 1:12-13)

Paul wrote: “These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

The Old Testament prophets also publicly refuted and reproved false prophets to warn and protect God’s flock from spiritual danger.

The Purpose Of This Article Is To Warn TOP Members

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“Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn the people immediately. If I warn the wicked, saying, ‘You are under the penalty of death,’ but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible for their deaths. If you warn them and they refuse to repent and keep on sinning, they will die in their sins. But you will have saved yourself because you obeyed me.” (Ezekiel 3:17-19)

In the Old Testament, God appointed watchmen to stand guard in Israel, warn the children of Israel about impending danger and God’s judgment, and call them to repentance.

But if a watchman failed to deliver God’s warning to the people, their blood would be on his hands and God would hold him responsible.

In the New Testament, God does call and spiritually-gift specific Believers to serve as watchmen in the body of Christ. But in a general sense, we are all instructed by Jesus to “watch and pray” and urge one another to repent.

“Repent” is a dirty word in American churchianity. Many professing Christians view it as ‘judgmental, unloving, condemning, and self-righteous.’ However, the call to repent is God’s love, grace, and mercy — urging us to have a change of heart and mind, and turn away from the way of the flesh and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.

If I do not deliver this warning from God to Temple of Praise members, God will hold me responsible for being negligent and passive while TOP members follow Glen A. Staples into a ditch. The responsible loving thing to do is warn you of the blasphemy of Glen A. Staples and urge you to repent.

“Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:1-2)

“My dear brothers and sisters, if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.” (James 5:19-20)

“And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.” (Jude 1:22-23)

“A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.” (2 Timothy 2:24-26)

What Is Blasphemy?

Now we’re going to examine the evidence.

Blasphemy is defined as 1) slander, detraction, speech injurious to another’s good name 2) impious and reproachful speech injurious to divine majesty” Click here to read the definition for yourself.

Slander is defined as “the action or crime of making false and damaging statements about someone; a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report.

Detraction is defined as “A derogatory or damaging comment on a person’s character or reputation; to belittle or lessen the reputation or worth of a person.”

Impious means “Not showing respect or reverence for God; lacking proper respect;”

Blasphemy is the act of making false, defamatory, derogatory, irreverent, and damaging statements about God. Blasphemy is disrespectful and profane speech which belittles, lessens, and injures the reputation of God. Simply put, blasphemy is lying on God and making false reprehensible statements about Him that damage His reputation.

Blasphemy does not inflict harm upon the nature of God. It misrepresents who He is and inflicts harm upon His reputation among the masses and the way people view Him.

In Isaiah 36, a wicked Assyrian king named “Sennacherib” threatened to attack Israel. He said “Don’t let Hezekiah mislead you by saying, ‘The Lord will rescue us!’ Have the gods of any other nations ever saved their people from the king of Assyria? What happened to the gods of Hamath and Arpad? And what about the gods of Sepharvaim? Did any god rescue Samaria from my power? What god of any nation has never been able to save its people from my power? So what makes you think that the Lord can rescue Jerusalem from me?” (Isaiah 36:18-20)

Sennacherib committed blasphemy by lowering the God of Israel to the same level as idols, false gods of the heathen nations.

In Isaiah 37, Hezekiah, the king of Judah, cried out to God in prayer against Sennacherib’s blasphemy. He asked God to rescue Israel for the purpose of defending His name and reputation as the one and only True and Living God.

“Bend down, O Lord, and listen! Open your eyes, O Lord, and see! Listen to Sennacherib’s words of blasphemy against the living God. It is true, Lord, that the kings of Assyria have destroyed all these nations. And they have thrown the gods of these nations into the fire and burned them. But of course the Assyrians could destroy them! They were not gods at all–only idols of wood and stone shaped by human hands. Now, O Lord our God, rescue us from his power; then all the kingdoms of the earth will know that you alone, O Lord, are God.” (Isaiah 37:17-20)

If you continue to read Isaiah 37, you will see that God answered Hezekiah’s prayer. He sent an angel to the Assyrian camp to kill 185, 000 soldiers. Then king Sennacherib broke camp and returned home. One day while he was worshiping in the temple of his false god “Nisroch,” his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with their swords.

As you can see, blasphemy is a very serious sin in the eyes of God.

Believers are representatives of God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 calls us “ambassadors of Christ.” Through holy living and proclaiming the truth of God — we represent God in the world. We can also misrepresent and misportray God through sin, hypocrisy, and false teaching which leads unbelievers to blaspheme Him.

For example, in 2 Samuel 12:14, Nathan the prophet told king David that his adultery with Bathsheba and his murder of Uriah caused God’s enemies to blaspheme Him and question His righteous nature.

“However, because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die.” (2 Samuel 12:14)

“You who boast in the Law, through your breaking the Law, do you dishonor God? For “the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you,” just as it is written.” (Romans 2:23-24, Isaiah 52:5, Ezekiel 36:23)

Paul the apostle mentioned 2 false teachers Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom he handed over to Satan so that they would learn not to blaspheme (1 Timothy 1:20). They blasphemed God by teaching that the resurrection already happened. Paul did not “keep quiet” and let them continue teaching among the saints, because their blasphemous teaching destroyed the faith of some.

Many professing Christians have been duped to believe that rebuking the sinful behavior and false teaching of religious leaders is “blasphemy.” This is a total lie and another scare tactic to frighten God’s people into silence and discourage them from holding religious leaders accountable.

False prophets know that no true Believer wants to blaspheme God, so they exploit the Believer’s zeal to please God and use it to manipulate their emotions and muzzle their mouths.

It is not blasphemy to hold religious leaders accountable by questioning, correcting, and rebuking their evil deeds. In fact, it is blasphemy to LIE on God by teaching people it is a sin to speak against false teaching and wickedness in leadership. It is the false prophets who teach this lie that are blaspheming!~

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How Did Glen A. Staples Blaspheme God?

TOP members would probably object that Glen A. Staples doesn’t blaspheme God because “he preaches about Jesus, being faithful to God, etc.” This shows that they do not know what blasphemy sounds like in a church-setting.

They think that blasphemy in a church-setting would be obvious like“God is Satan” “God is evil” or something to that effect.

Please WAKE UP.
False prophets are called “deceivers” for a reason. When they blaspheme in a church-setting, it is not that obvious to those under their influence.

Now observe what blasphemy sounds like in a church-setting from the very mouth of false prophet Glen A. Staples.

Watch the video below titled “Real Talk (Preaching).”

At 9:23 Staples says (and I quote) “I made a statement. . . uh, in church the other day, and I talked about God. . . and I talked about that in essence, that allah and God were the same.

The term “allah” is an Arabic word meaning “god.” However, Staples was not merely saying that the term “allah” means “god” in English. He was referring to “allah” the false god of Islam, and saying that “in essence, allah (the false god of Islam)” and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are the same.

This is blasphemy and a demonic lie. But many people fall for it because they were taught that “Islam is one of the Abrahamic faiths.”

In order to understand why it is blasphemy to say that “allah” and the God of Israel are the same being, you must know the fundamental differences between allah/Islam and the God of Israel.

We will contrast allah/Islam against the God of Israel by comparing the teachings of the Qur’an (the book of Islam) with Scripture. If allah and the God of Israel are the same, then both books should line up and agree on the same subjects because God does not contradict Himself.

The Lord changes not. He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. He is not schizophrenic and He does not have multiple personality disorder. He will not tell one group of people one thing, then tell another group of people something totally different. He is consistent, true, and faithful.

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What Does Allah/Islam Say About Jesus?

The most important question we can ask when examining any religion is “What does it say about Jesus?” If any religion (including Islam) contradicts what Jesus said about Himself, then it is a false, antichrist, Satanic deception – period.

Matthew 16:13-17 says “Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”

Peter recognized Jesus as The only Begotten Son of God — not merely “a” son of God, but THE only Begotten Son of God. This title doesn’t mean that God had sex with Mary and produced a son. It means that Jesus came forth from the Father in heaven and descended into this world through a human body:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1, 14)

The religious Jews who opposed Christ understood the meaning of the title Son of God, which is why they accused Jesus of blasphemy for saying that He is God. They clearly knew that Jesus was saying He is the God of Israel.

In Exodus 3:14, God revealed Himself to Moses by the title “I AM.” Then in John 8:58 during a confrontation with a group of religious Jews, Jesus called Himself I AM:

“God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM“; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14)

“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and You have seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM.” Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.” (John 8:56-59)

The unbelieving religious Jews picked up stones to murder Jesus because they clearly understood that He was calling Himself the God of Israel, the one who spoke to Moses from the burning bush and delivered the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt.

The Deity (Divine/God-nature) of Jesus Christ is taught all throughout Scripture.

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.” (1 Timothy 3:16)

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:15-17)

“looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus” (Titus 2:13)

“And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.” (1 John 5:20)

“Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.” (Isaiah 48:12) “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. (Revelations 1:8) “When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.” (Revelation 1:17-18)

Jesus said of Himself that He is God, the Great I AM, the first and the last, the alpha and the omega. His apostles also taught that He is God. Now what does allah/Islam say about Jesus?

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Muslims will tell you that they believe in Jesus, love Jesus, respect Him and are waiting for His return. But what you may not know is that they are not referring to the True Jesus of Scripture who is God manifest in the flesh. They are referring to “another jesus” — a false “jesus” who fits Islamic teachings.

The Islamic “jesus” is called ‘Isa.

According to allah/Islam, ‘Isa is not God manifest in the flesh, The only Begotten Son of God. He is only a messenger, prophet, and apostle to the Jews:

It is not befitting to (the majesty of) allah that he should beget a son. Glory be to him! When he determines a matter, he only says to it, “be”, and it is. Verily allah is my lord and your lord: therefore serve him: this is the straight way.” (The Qur’an, Surah 19:35-36)

Did you catch that? “Allah” the false god of Islam said that he did not beget a son. Yet in John 3:16, Jesus called Himself The only Begotten (meaning “unique, one of a kind”) Son of God.

Certainly they do blaspheme who say: “allah is Christ the son of Mary.” But said Christ: “O Children of Israel! Worship allah, my lord and your lord.” Whoever joins other gods with allah, – allah will forbid him the paradise, and the Fire will be his abode. For evil-doers there will be no one to help.” (The Qur’an, Surah 5:72)

According to “allah,” it is blasphemy to say that Jesus is God. Is it me, or does this “allah” character sound like the scribes and Pharisees who accused Jesus of blasphemy for calling Himself God?

The Surah above also shows that according to “allah,” you are an “evil-doer” headed for the “Fire” if you say that Jesus is God.

Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They both used to eat (earthly) food. See how Allah does make His signs (revelations) clear to them, yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!” (The Qur’an, Surah 5:75)

TOP members & Glen A. Staples supporters: Who do you say Jesus is? Is He no more than a messenger like allah/Islam says in the Qur’an? Is He just a prophet and apostle to the Jews? Or is He the Great I AM, the alpha and the omega, the first and the last as He clearly stated?

When we compare the words of allah to the Word of Jesus, it reveals that allah is a false god and a work of the devil.

There is NO WAY that allah and the God of Israel are the same, because allah contradicts the God of Israel and lies against the Word of God. This is not an inconsequential difference or a minor disagreement. It is a fundamental major difference, because it concerns the nature of Jesus. If a religion believes in “another jesus“, then it worships “another god” which is idolatry.

1 John 2:22-23 says that anyone who denies that Jesus is God is ANTICHRIST and does not have the Father.

Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.”

The Father and the Son are one. So if someone believes in “another jesus” and denies the True Jesus, they don’t have the Father either.

“This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here.” (1 John 4:2-3)

Muhammad, the founder of Islam, claimed to be a prophet. Yet he denied that Jesus [the real Jesus who is God] came in a real body. This makes him a false prophet and an antichrist.

“I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. They deny that Jesus Christ [who is God] came in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist.” (2 John 1:7)

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What Does Allah/Islam Say About The Crucifixion?

The next most important question is what does allah/Islam say about the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross?

In the Gospels, Jesus prophesied to His disciples about His death, crucifixion, and resurrection:

“As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.” (Matthew 20:17-19)

“When Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.” (Matthew 26:1-2)

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.” (John 10:17-18)

The sacrifice of Christ was foreshadowed by the sacrificial Passover lamb in the Old Covenant (see Exodus 12).

The Passover feast was a major celebration in Israel, to remind the children of Israel of their deliverance from slavery in Egypt.

Just before the plague of the firstborn — the children of Israel slayed an unblemished male lamb and applied its blood to their doorposts, so that God would “pass over” them and spare them from death. The Passover lamb pointed to the atonement of Jesus Christ, who shed His blood to save us from spiritual death. This is why John the Baptizer called Him the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29). He is the perfect and final sacrifice for our sins.

Through His death on the Cross and His resurrection, we are reconciled to God and receive eternal life. Just as Jesus died and rose again, everyone who trusts in Him will rise again and live forever. This gives us a sure hope and an anchor for our faith.

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

Allah/Islam says that Jesus didn’t die on the Cross:

“. . . they [the Jews] said (in boast), ‘We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah’ — But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not — Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself . . . .” ( The Qur’an, Surah 4:157-158)

There isn’t one Muslim on the face of the earth who will tell you that Jesus died by crucifixion and rose three days later to save us from our sins — because the Qur’an doesn’t teach that. The Good News of Jesus Christ is blatantly denied and rejected in the Qur’an/Islam.

Whereas the God of Israel came into the world in human form, in order to die on the Cross for our sins, and rise three days later for our justification — the false god of Islam “allah” said that Jesus didn’t die on the Cross “but only APPEARED to”. . . .

If there was no death by crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, then there is no Good News, salvation, or hope after death. That would mean our faith is in vain, we are still dead in sin and guilty before God. And all of the Believers who died before us are lost.

Whereas the God of Israel proclaimed Good News through the redemptive work of Jesus, according to allah/Islam, there is no Good News of Jesus Christ. The Muslim “jesus” ‘Isa didn’t sacrifice His life and rise from the dead to save anyone. He was “only a messenger” for the Jews — not the Savior of both Jews and Gentiles alike.

This makes allah/Islam accursed before God because it attempts to overthrow the Good News of Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:7-9).

I could explain more fundamental differences between allah/Islam and the God of Israel, but I will leave it up to you to do your own research. For starters, research the persecution of Christians by Muslims. Unless you have been living under a rock, then you know about the persecution of Christians by Muslims in countries where Islam is dominant.

Why Would Glen A. Staples Say That Allah & The God of Israel Are The Same?

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This is a photo of T.D. Jakes at an Interfaith service standing alongside a Muslim, a Christ-denying rabbi, a heretical Catholic, and others.

Now that you have seen how the false god of Islam contradicts the True God, some of you may be wondering why in the world Glen A. Staples would say that allah is the same as the God of Israel. What was he thinking?

In order to understand why Staples would say something like that, you have to understand Satan’s agenda to unite everyone (professing Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists, Mormons, etc) under one collective banner, in rebellion against Christ to build up his “Mystery Babylon” Harlot system (see Revelations 17-18).

This Satanic agenda is being carried out through the interfaith movement and the false gospel of inclusion. Do your research to understand T.D. Jakes’ involvement in the interfaith movement and the false gospel of inclusion.

As I mentioned above, T.D. Jakes is Staples’ ‘covering.’ Jakes is the one who falsely ‘ordained’ Staples as a “bishop.”

T.D. Jakes denies that Jesus is the ONLY WAY to the Father. Remember, Jesus saidI am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6) He didn’t say I am “a” way or “one of many ways” — but THE way, and no one can come to the Father except through Him.

In an interview with a radio station called NPR, a Muslim woman called in and asked T.D. Jakes a clear question. . . if he thinks that only Christians will enter heaven. Instead of giving her a clear Scriptural answer like “Yes, Jesus is the only way to the Father. Only those who believe in Him and His redemptive work on the Cross will enter the Kingdom of heaven and be saved” — T.D. Jakes starting babbling about his “interfaith experiences” under former Presidents Bush and Bill Clinton, and assured the Muslim woman that he is working together with Muslim leaders, Jewish rabbis, and Catholic leaders on “common goals.”

Jakes also took John 10:16 out of context to imply that Muslims are a part of Christ’s flock. And we know that’s a lie, because Islam totally rejects the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and denies His Divinity. The false “jesus” of Islam is a Muslim prophet who will return to war against all non-Muslims and establish Islam worldwide.

Jakes totally side-stepped the Muslim caller’s question. He left her with a misinterpretation of John 10:16 and a bunch of mumbo jumbo about interfaith unity. She didn’t ask him about unity and cooperation between different religions — you see, her question was more important — she asked him about SALVATION. Yet Jakes steered the topic away from salvation and changed the topic to how all religions can “work together on common goals.”

The NPR host then asked T.D. Jakes a clear question about homosexuality, and of course Jakes side-stepped his question as well by saying “I don’t know anybody of any faith who can say that they have no sin in their lives. . .” The NPR host didn’t ask Jakes if anyone is without sin or if everyone sins — he specifically asked about the sin of homosexuality. But once again, Jakes found a way to wiggle around the question and change the topic. You can hear the interview here.

Can children of God and children of the devil work together on common goals? Amos 3:3 says “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 says Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God.”

The interfaith movement seduces Christians to unite with a world that rejects Jesus, in an attempt to “make the world a better place” and create “world peace.” The world cannot establish peace without the Prince of Peace. They are under a delusion and in rebellion against God. It is a modern-day tower of babel, with rebels working together to “build a tower to heaven” in their own strength, to glorify themselves.

How can Believers unite with people who despise our Savior, despise His sacrifice on the Cross, and despise the Old Testament Scriptures that He quoted and the New Testament Scriptures that He inspired? If someone dishonored your biological father and called him a liar, you wouldn’t set that to the side to work together with them on “common goals.” Yet people dishonor our Heavenly Father and imply that His testimony of the Son is a lie, yet we are suppose to set their dishonor to the side and work together on common goals? God forbid.

“Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. And God has testified about his Son. All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believe what God has testified about his Son. And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.” (1 John 5:9-12)

Jesus is the greatest example of love and charity. He fed the poor, clothed the naked, healed the sick, raised the dead, and demonstrated the greatest act of love by laying down His own life. He accomplished all of this by the power of God — not by uniting with religious groups who rejected Him and lied against His Father.

How would Jesus have looked “working together on common goals” with the scribes, Pharisees, Sadduccees, and pagans? How would the apostles have looked “working together on common goals” with the pagan worshipers of Diana? So if they didn’t do that, then why are modern Christians?

Believers have been convinced that we need to unite with the world to do the works of Christ. We don’t. Jesus said greater works shall you [the body of Christ] do” because He was returning to the Father and sending the Holy Spirit to empower us.

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T.D. Jakes will have Oprah at MegaFLESH even though she despises the Cross of Christ and said there are many ways to God.

Everything is going global and meshing together under one banner. T.D. Jakes knows this, so he has positioned himself as an international interfaith leader, so as to not lose his status, prominence, and power in American churchianity.

Glen A. Staples is simply following in the footsteps of T.D. Jakes, so that he too can get a slice of the “new world order” pie.

The days where leaders in the Black church were content preaching and pimping professing Christians are long gone. They have moved beyond the folks in the pews and aspired to a new level of pimping: the interfaith hustle.

Why would a leader with no integrity and a lust for power settle for just church folk and limit their authority to the 4-walls of the church-building, when they can hobnob with political leaders, global economists, and sit on interfaith committees?

This is why wolves like Glen A. Staples and T.D. Jakes blur the lines of distinction between the God of Israel and allah/Islam, and imply that Muslims are simply “a different fold” in the flock of Jesus Christ.

In Staple’s sermon “Authority & Submission” he likened himself to Moses. However, I submit to you that he is nothing like Moses. He is like Sennacherib, the wicked king of Assyria who committed blasphemy by lowering the God of Israel on the same level as false gods.

TOP members, this is your warning. You now know the truth. You cannot claim ignorance. So what will you do? Will you continue to follow a leader who blasphemes the God of Israel by belittling Him to the level of a demonic false god? How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord Jesus is God, then serve Him. But if allah is your “god” then serve him and start calling yourself a Muslim.