This article will expose the blasphemy of false prophet “bishop” Glen A. Staples.
“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.
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.
In 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)
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
“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!~
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.
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?
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)
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?
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 said “I 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.
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.