Surprise — Free Booklet Coming Soon!

Over the years, I’ve lost track of the number of people who have either requested or suggested that I compile my writings and video commentaries into a book.

So why haven’t I written a book yet? What’s the hold up?

I haven’t had the time, space, energy, nor the resources to tackle a writing project–until NOW ¬† ūüôā

The support, the demand, and the passion to write for God’s glory has always been there, but I wanted to make sure that it was God’s will for me to write a book and that the timing was right. I wanted to make sure that I could focus on a writing project and finish the task before I “put my hand to the plow.”

Well, this past year, things have fallen into place and I finally have all of the right ingredients to write a book.

I’m super excited to announce to you that¬†I have embarked on my first writing project, a FREE booklet titled,¬†“Touch Not God’s Anointed: Debunking Lies that Religious Leaders Teach to Silence Believers and Evade Accountability”¬†

There are quite a few articles and videos online that do an excellent job of untwisting¬†the misuse and abuse of “Touch not Mine anointed and do My prophets no harm.” But what makes this free booklet different is that not only will it¬†cover that passage of Scripture–it will also expose the most common excuses, arguments, and out-of-context Scriptures used by false prophets and false teachers in the church.

In this short easy-to-understand booklet–“Touch Not God’s Anointed: Debunking Lies that Religious Leaders Teach to Silence Believers and Evade Accountability,” I will¬†compile and debunk some of the most popular errors that false teachers and false prophets use to¬†censor God’s people and avoid answering to anyone.

Please note: This booklet was not birthed out of hatred, contempt, or disrespect for spiritual leaders. It was birthed out of a great respect for spiritual leaders and a desire to see the ministry of spiritual leaders handled with integrity, seriousness, and reverence for God and the Holy Scriptures.

It was birthed out of a commitment to uphold the truth of Scripture in a religious climate where deception is widespread and false teachings often go unchecked.

It was birthed out of a godly jealousy for God’s people and a strong sense of duty to protect them from, and warn them of, false teachers and false prophets who seek to hold them captive and suppress the truth through false teachings.

My desire is to see those who have been led astray and harmed by false shepherds, delivered from religious bondage so that they might follow the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ and enjoy their blood-bought freedom and abundant life.

Above all, this booklet was birthed from a passionate love for Jesus Christ, His Holy Word, and a desire to see Him glorified.

As of now (unless something changes), this booklet will be available in three formats: PDF, EPUB, and print (a small booklet).

The only costs will be the shipping for the print format, the cost of the paper, and the cost of the printing services. If I can cover these expenses out of pocket, I will do so. But if there are times when I am not able to cover these expenses alone, I may set up a crowdfunding site online for others to contribute.

Any potential donations raised on a crowdfunding site will not go in my pocket. I have no desire to make a financial profit from this booklet (making a living off of God’s word goes against my spiritual convictions).

Any potential donations will go towards the costs of shipping for the print format, the cost of the paper, and the cost of printing services. I want as many people as possible to receive this booklet and that may require financial help from time to time.

Any potential donations will be handled with financial transparency and accountability. All costs/expenses and receipts will be posted here for everyone to see.

Did I mention that I already finished the cover design? What do you think? I love it.

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I’m currently writing the manuscript and trying to finish this project as soon as possible. If you follow this blog, you will be the first to know when the booklet is available for order.

After the manuscript is finished, it will be sent off for professional editing. Then after it’s edited, the booklet format will be sent off for printing!

Thank you for stopping by, and please share this link with your friends and family. Don’t forget to click “like” on the Exit Churchianity Facebook page. I’ll keep you guys posted. Talk to you soon ¬† ūüôā

Creflo Dollar Is A Tyrant [Watch Night Service 2016]

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Let’s take a look at the qualifications for an elder. . .

1st Timothy 3 says that an elder must be gentle, self-controlled, and must not be violent.

Titus 1 says that an elder must not be arrogant, quick-tempered, or violent.

1 Peter 5 tells elders “Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.”

To say that Creflo Dollar “falls short” of these qualifications would be an understatement.

Not only does Dollar fall short of the qualifications for an elder, but he demonstrates the complete and total opposite of what an elder should be.

Scripture says that an elder must be gentle, but Dollar is harsh, abrasive, rough, derisive, and vitriolic.

Scripture says that an elder must be self-controlled, but Dollar is uncontrolled, undisciplined, disorderly, self-indulgent, wild, and unruly.

Scripture says that an elder must not be violent, but Dollar is brutal, savage, vicious, fierce, abusive, and ferocious.

Scripture says that an elder must not be arrogant, but Dollar is full of pride, conceited, elitist, narcissistic, haughty, pompous, and pretentious.

Scripture says that an elder must not be quick-tempered, but Dollar is easily angered, hot-headed, touchy, hyper-sensitive, thin-skinned, high-strung, volatile, wrathful, and full of rage.

Dollar’s behavior is extreme and it cannot be downplayed by saying “he’s only human” “no one’s perfect”¬†“we all make mistakes” and “all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.” He is unrepentant, without remorse, and in brazen rebellion against God.

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Dollar isn’t simply a brother in the Lord with faults and flaws. He is an abusive violent tyrant and a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Consider what Jesus said about religious leaders like Creflo Dollar:

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‚Äôt produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can‚Äôt 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.”

The Lord said that false prophets try to disguise themselves as harmless sheep, but their behavior reveals that they are really vicious wolves. We can identify them by their fruit, which is their actions.

Although Dollar claims to be a born-again Believer, his behavior reveals that he is a vicious wolf. Over the years, he has said and done many things that indicate that he is an abusive violent tyrannical person, and that he has a deep-seated hatred and contempt for born-again Believers.

Exhibit A.

In a message years ago, Dollar said that if it weren’t for the blood of Jesus, and if we were still under the Old Covenant, many of us would be stoned for not tithing and go to hell. This shows that he is grossly ignorant of what the Scriptures teach.

The Scriptures do not teach that people were stoned for not tithing. The Scriptures teach that people were cursed for not tithing.

Although people were stoned under the Old Covenant for breaking various laws, tithing was not one of those laws. Nor do the Scriptures teach that God sent anyone to hell for not tithing.

Dollar thinks that failure to tithe is worthy of being stoned and going to hell, but God does not. God did not command such a thing in the Old Covenant.

In this same message, Dollar went on to say:

“I mean, I thought about when we first built ‚ÄúThe Dome,‚ÄĚ I wanted to put some of those little moving bars and give everybody a little card. They‚Äôd stick it in a little computer slot. If they were tithing, beautiful music would go off and, you know, [Creflo sings] ‚ÄúWelcome, welcome, welcome to the World Dome.‚ÄĚ [Congregation laughs.]

But‚Ķif they were non-tithers, the bar would lock up, the red and blue lights would start going, the siren would go off, and a voice would go out throughout the entire dome, ‚ÄúCrook, crook, crook, crook!‚ÄĚ [Congregation laughs.] Security would go and apprehend them, and once we got them all together, we‚Äôd line them up in the front and pass out Uzis by the ushers and point our Uzis right at all those non-tithing members ‚Äôcause we want God to come to church, and at the count of three ‚ÄúJesus‚ÄĚ-es we‚Äôd shoot them all dead. And then we‚Äôd take them out the side door there, have a big hole, bury them, and then go ahead and have church and have the anointing. [Mostly silence in the congregation, but one or two still actually laugh.]

Aren‚Äôt you glad we‚Äôre under the Blood of Jesus? [‚ÄúYeah, yeah,‚ÄĚ from the congregation.] Because if we were not under the Blood of Jesus, I would certainly try it.

Some of you might be wondering, why am I bringing this up now??

I’m bringing this up because it’s relevant additional evidence that Dollar is an abusive violent tyrant.

If you consider his words above to be a “joke” you are being naive and minimizing the severity of his murderous rhetoric. Jesus said that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. In other words, people speak according to whatever dwells in their heart. This means that we need to pay close attention to what leaders say, because their words reveal and flow from what is in their hearts.

When a religious leader stands in the pulpit and says that if he had his way, he would only allow “tithers” into his building and line up all of the “non-tithers” execution style like prisoners in a concentration camp and murder them with Uzis — you better believe that his heart is full of evil, hatred, darkness, violence, murder, and a demonic desire to persecute people.

What spirit would inspire such words? The same spirit that inspired the Nazis to round up the “genetically inferior,” pack them in concentration camps, execute them and bury their bodies in mass graves. The same spirit that inspired Jim Jones to murder men, women, and children in Jamestown, Guyana. The same spirit that inspired Mao Tse-Tung, Pol Pot, and Joseph Stalin.¬†The same spirit that inspires ISIS to execute non-Muslims.¬†The spirit of Satan (who is a murderer), not the Holy Spirit.

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We must take this seriously.

Are you aware that down through history, there have been many religious and political leaders who lined people up, executed them, and buried them in mass graves? This is a horrifying reality that many innocent people had to endure at the hands of psychopaths and sociopaths. This is not something to make light of or brush off as trivial.

The Lord hates the shedding of innocent blood. He considers it an abomination. Do you think He found it funny when Dollar said that he wished he could murder “non-tithers”? Do you think it glorified God to say such a thing? If Creflo Dollar truly believes that life and death are in the power of the tongue, then why did he say such a thing? Was he trying to speak death into existence?

I have said before that the only thing stopping false prophets from murdering Believers is the law of the land. At present, the United States law is the only thing restraining them from unleashing physical persecution upon Believers. But if the law of the land¬†permitted them, like Shariah Law, they would put Believers to death. If your favorite “Bible teacher” wishes that he or she could murder or physically harm Believers, they are Satanic and you should run for your life.

“Anyone who hates another brother or sister¬†is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don‚Äôt have eternal life within them.” (1 John 3:15)

For further analysis of Dollar’s murderous statement, click here.

Exhibit B.

On June 8th, 2012, Creflo Dollar was arrested for assaulting his 15-year old daughter.

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According to reports, his 15-year old daughter was allegedly choked, punched, slapped, slammed on the floor, and beat with his shoe.

In an audio recording of the 911 call, Dollar’s then 15-year old daughter stated that this was not the first time he viciously assaulted her and that she was afraid, shaken, and felt threatened.

This violent abusive behavior goes far outside of the scope of Biblical discipline and flies in the face of raising children in the instruction of the Lord.

It’s totally unacceptable for a grown man, especially a father, to beat the brakes off of his teenage daughter. What is he teaching his daughters about how a man should treat them? How does his behavior square up with the qualifications for an elder?

Not only did Dollar assault his daughter, but he also denied the severity of the assault and accused his 15-year old daughter and her sister (who gave a corroborating witness account) of lying about what happened.

Keeping in mind what Dollar said about lining up “non-tithers” and shooting them execution style, we should not find it surprising that he is violent at home. A person who wants to murder people is certainly capable of domestic violence.

Exhibit C.

In the video below, Dollar publicly lambasted a man for simply saying “Happy New Year.”

This was not a sound Biblical rebuke, it was spiritual abuse.

That man had to sit there like a child while Dollar barked at him in the microphone, humiliated him, and totally cut him down in front of everyone. And worst of all, everyone clapped! They are feeding Dollar’s pride and enabling his bullying behavior. They are taking pleasure in his verbal bashing and lashing of a fellow member.

Saying “Happy New Year” during a Watch Night service isn’t a sin, and it certainly isn’t worthy of being yelled at and talked to like a dog.

Many Believers including myself, have been on the receiving end of public religious bullying under the guise of “rebuke.”

This abusive behavior alienates the person who is being verbally berated and made an example of in front of everyone.

It pumps fear into the rest of the congregation and leads some of them to shun (isolate, disfellowship, distance themselves from) the person who was being scolded from the pulpit, because people do not want to affiliate with someone who is seen as being “out of line” and was publicly “rebuked” by “the man or woman of God.”

Dollar’s behavior in the clip wasn’t merely “rude” or “out of line.” It was evil, cruel, and injurious.

A commenter said this sort of behavior is one of the reasons why many people don’t want to “go to church” and she was right. I have received numerous emails and messages from Believers who were the targets of verbal browbeating during a “sermon.”

When Believers come together for fellowship, it should be a time to share in the grace, mercy, truth, and love of God. It should be a time to receive comfort, encouragement, sound reproof/correction, and admonitions/warnings. No one comes to fellowship to get cut down, bashed, embarrassed, made an example of, and harshly “rebuked” for things that aren’t sinful.

Dollar clearly flipped his lid over something that was very simple, harmless, and innocent. It was a New Year’s celebration and the man was simply enjoying himself and sharing his joy with others by saying Happy New Year.

Dollar’s abusive over-the-top response is indicative of a sociopath. Sociopaths have a grandiose sense of self. In other words, they have an extremely inflated perception of themselves, their importance, power/authority, and abilities.

Due to a sociopath’s grandiose sense of self, when they feel the tiniest bit slighted or criticized, they lose it and respond with rage and arrogance. This is exactly what Dollar did in the clip.

Someone innocently interrupted his message, and he took it personal as if he was being attacked or disrespected.

He’s perfectly fine with people shouting “amen!” during his unbiblical messages, but when someone says “Happy New Year” he unravels and goes slam ham on them. This is extreme, imbalanced, abusive behavior.

Dollar does not want anyone to correct him, yet he claims that he has been “graced” to correct others. Grace? Grace is hardly the word that I would use to describe his hateful condescending diatribe on New Year’s Eve.

If you still support Creflo Dollar in 2016, it’s high time that you re-evaluate the bad fruit of this savagely fierce wolf. Jesus is not an abusive violent tyrant, and neither are His shepherds.

“You put up with it when someone enslaves you, takes everything you have, takes advantage of you, takes control of everything, and slaps you in the face.” (2 Corinthians 11:20)

Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds, the leaders of Israel. Give them this message from the Sovereign Lord: What sorrow awaits you shepherds who feed yourselves instead of your flocks. Shouldn‚Äôt shepherds feed their sheep?¬†You drink the milk, wear the wool, and butcher the best animals, but you let your flocks starve.¬†You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them with harshness and cruelty.” (Ezekiel 34:2-4)

David E. Taylor Under Investigation For Criminal Charges, Spent $50,000 In Donations Upgrading Mercedes to Limousine

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The purpose of this article is to present additional evidence that David E. Taylor is a false apostle and a false prophet. This article could also be considered a Biblical analysis of David E. Taylor.

Ephesians 5:11 says, “Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead expose them;”¬†

If you visit¬†David E. Taylor’s official website, then navigate to —>About—>The Man—>Biography – Chronicles of Life, it says¬†that he serves in “all the five-fold ministry offices as an apostle.”

Right off the bat, the biography exalts Taylor as someone who is extraordinarily gifted by God and in the “upper echelon” of the Kingdom of God. He isn’t just a preacher, just a pastor, just a prophet, or just a teacher. . . he’s so much more than that. . . he serves in ALL the five-fold ministry offices as an apostle.”

This exaggerated claim is intended to make him seem “spiritually elite” in the minds of his supporters, because many people are impressed by someone who allegedly functions in “all of the five-fold ministry offices,” and many people believe that the title “apostle” is the highest ranking title or the highest ranking ministry out of all of the spiritual gifts, and that an apostle is the¬†“highest authority”¬†in the body of Christ.

I remember back in the day, many people believed that the title “bishop” was the highest ranking title or the highest ranking ministry out of all of the spiritual gifts, and that a bishop is a “higher authority” over pastors, preachers, teachers, and multiple congregations in a region. It seemed like everyone and their grandma was seeking after the title “bishop” and being “ordained” as bishops, thinking that it elevated them to a higher level in a religious chain of command.

The same thing is happening today with the title “apostle.” It is the new “I’m higher up than you are” title¬†that everyone is seeking after and this¬†is one of the reasons why we see many¬†people today calling themselves “apostles” to seem greater than they really are, impress others, and gain a higher status, greater prominence, and unearned undeserved credibility.

By claiming to serve in “all the five-fold ministry offices as an apostle,” Taylor portrays himself as spiritually-superior to other Believers and in a separate (higher) spiritual class.

As we continue to examine his biography, we will see more examples of how Taylor paints himself as spiritually elite and “greater than an ordinary Believer” in the minds of his supporters.

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Taylor’s biography says that he has a unique ability to help people experience the Lord’s intense presence through worship and to receive extraordinary miracles in their body and lives during services.”

The word “unique” means “being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.” Why does Taylor claim to have¬†the unique¬†(one of a kind) ability” to help people experience God’s presence through worship when Hebrews 6:19-20 says that Jesus is the one who has the unique ability to lead us “through the curtain” or “beyond the veil” into God’s presence, because He has already gone in there for us.

“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God‚Äôs inner sanctuary. Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 6:19-20)

Some of you might not think this is important,¬†significant, or even see a problem with it. But I consider it a red flag¬†when someone claims to have a “unique (one of a kind) ability” to usher people into God’s presence, because Scripture teaches that Jesus has already ushered us into God’s presence as a “forerunner” who entered into God’s inner sanctuary before us, and split the curtain¬†from top to bottom by His death and opened up the way to the throne of grace.

Considering that Jesus is the forerunner¬†who went before us to open up the way into God’s presence by His death on the Cross and sent¬†the Holy Spirit (His Advocate) to help us experience God’s presence — how can anyone claim to have a unique¬†(one of a kind) ability” to do what Jesus has already done for us¬†and what He continues to do for us via the Holy Spirit?

The reason why I am pointing this out is because you will notice a pattern throughout Taylor’s biography, in which he claims to usher people into God’s presence and even bring people into¬†the physical presence of Jesus Christ. Something that seems insignificant becomes significant when it is a pattern.

Taylor¬†also claims to have a unique ability” to help people “receive extraordinary miracles in their body¬†and lives during services.”

The word “extraordinary” means “very unusual or remarkable.”¬†The miracles of Jesus were extraordinary. He regenerated and restored body parts, gave sight to the blind, gave mute people the ability to speak, resurrected the dead, healed leprosy, gave cripples the ability to walk, gave paralyzed people the ability to move their limbs freely, gave deaf people the ability to hear, healed terminal illnesses from long distance, cast demons out of people, and miraculously fed thousands of hungry people¬†from only five loaves and two fish. And He did all of this on the spot, in front of eyewitnesses — including some who were His enemies.

Considering that Jesus performed extraordinary miracles — How can Taylor say that *he* helps people receive¬†extraordinary¬†(very unusual or remarkable) miracles” in their bodies and lives? What miracles has God allegedly performed through Taylor that qualify¬†as “extraordinary” and therefore can be placed on the same level as Jesus’ miracles?

Where is the evidence of these extraordinary miracles”? I searched high and low online and I wasn’t able to find any¬†medical evidence verifying that anyone has received “extraordinary miracles” in their bodies and lives through¬†David E. Taylor. When Jesus healed people, even His enemies saw the evidence. So where is Taylor’s evidence?

And even IF there were any evidence, the spiritual source behind these alleged “extraordinary miracles” is highly questionable¬†due to the fraudulent and corrupt behavior, message, and financial activities of David E. Taylor.

There is nothing “unique” about a leader claiming that people have received “extraordinary miracles” through him. There are thousands of leaders all around the world¬†who¬†say the same thing. There is nothing special about this. Leaders like Taylor are a dime a dozen. Yet Taylor describes himself as having a unique ability” and extraordinary miracles” being performed through him, because once again, it makes him seem¬†“spiritually elite” in the minds of his supporters and as if God is doing something exceptional¬†through him.

It’s not about evidence, substance, and reality, but about giving people an illusion that he is¬†very spiritual, very powerful, and very important in the Kingdom of God. Human beings are more prone to believe in illusions and delusions¬†than truth, reality, and evidence.

Are you impressed yet? If not, then¬†hold onto your hat, because Taylor also claims to see Jesus “face to face” in person “on a consistent basis.”

“the part of the ministry that the Lord has entrusted him with that he prizes the most highest is, the special face to face appearance relationship and friendship with Jesus personally.”

I’m the type of person that pays close attention to words. Why? Because Jesus said that our words (what we say) flows out of our heart (Luke 6:45). You can learn a lot about a person if you just sit and listen to what they say. False apostles and false prophets tell on themselves all the time just by TALKING. The problem is that many people don’t pay attention to what they say and¬†examine/discern their words under the magnifying glass of Scripture.

Taylor says that he has a “special” face to face “appearance” relationship with Jesus. The word “special” means “better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual.”¬†What makes Taylor’s so-called “relationship” with Jesus better, greater, or different from what is usual? He allegedly sees Jesus face to face and you don’t.

See. . . your relationship with Jesus is “usual” because you don’t see Him face to face. You know Jesus by the Spirit and by faith like every other “ordinary Believer.” Taylor on the other hand isn’t an “ordinary Believer” because he has a “special” face to face relationship with Jesus. Yet Jesus said “. . .¬†Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.‚ÄĚ (John 20:29)

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Taylor’s biography¬†goes on to say, “The glory manifested out of this friendship is what flows over into the peoples lives and brings them to meet with the Lord, face-to-face in person, just like it says about Moses life and ministry‚Ķ ‚Äúand he brought the people to meet with God.”

He claims that the “glory” from his¬†“special¬†face to face relationship” with Jesus flows¬†into the lives of his supporters and brings¬†them into face-to-face encounters with Jesus too.

Once again, Taylor is exalting himself¬†into an elite spiritual class of his own. He is pretty much claiming to be some sort of “channel” or “conduit” through which God’s glory¬†flows into the lives of others and ushers them into the physical presence of Jesus.

This is meant to give the impression that Taylor is very special in the Kingdom of God, if not the most important person on earth. After all, Jesus has allegedly chosen him out of billions of people on earth to appear to face to face, and usher others into His physical presence.

What are people actually experiencing? An emotional high. Jesus doesn’t appear as you will see in the video below. It’s just a Jedi mind trick. There is no one on the stage.

Notice also that Taylor exalts himself to the same level as Moses¬†by claiming that he brings people to meet with God.¬†I call this the “Moses-complex” which you can read more about by clicking here.

By exalting himself to the same level as Moses, Taylor places himself in the position of Christ, which is Anti-Christ. Why? Because Moses was a type or shadow of Christ. His life and ministry were Divinely-designed to illustrate the life and ministry of Jesus.

In Deuteronomy 18:15-19, God told¬†the children of Israel that¬†He would raise up a prophet like Moses — this prophet is not David E. Taylor, it is the Lord Jesus Christ. So here we see a contradiction:¬†Taylor says that he is like Moses.¬†But Scripture says that Jesus is like Moses.

Just like the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, Jesus knows the Father face to face. Just like God put His words in Moses’ mouth, Jesus spoke the very words of the Father. Just like Moses performed extraordinary miracles, Jesus performed extraordinary miracles. Just like Moses inaugurated a covenant with blood, Jesus inaugurated the New Covenant with His blood. Jesus (not David E. Taylor) is the prophet who God raised up to be like Moses.

Taylor’s biography says, “Humility and the meekness of Jesus characterizes David‚Äôs lifestyle in person,”

First of all, if¬†someone is truly humble, they won’t announce it¬†because, well, they’re humble, and their fruit speaks for itself.¬†Humble people don’t seek to draw attention to themselves by talking about how humble they are —¬†prideful people do, because they have false humility.

Second of all, Taylor claims to have the humility of Jesus because once again, he is exalting himself to the same level as Moses (Moses was noted in Scripture for his humility). Numbers 12:3 says that Moses was more humble than anyone on earth. Jesus, who is like Moses, was also noted in Scripture for his humility (Philippians 2:5-11).

It is the height of hypocrisy and quite ironic¬†for Taylor to claim to have the humility of Jesus in order to lift himself up and portray himself as “great” before the people. Feigning humility to glorify self is contradictory. Humility does not exalt itself, pride does.

“But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12)

Let’s think about this for a minute. If someone truly saw¬†the Lord of glory face-to-face in His¬†majestic heavenly form — do you really think that they would leave His presence full of pride, boast in how many “five-fold offices” they function in, emphasize alleged “extraordinary miracles”¬†that God performs through them, claim that their relationship with Jesus is greater or better than other Believers,¬†exalt themselves to the same level as Moses, claim that they are a conduit of God’s glory¬†and bring people into the physical presence of Jesus, and tell others¬†how humble and meek THEY are? I think not.

If you read the Scriptures where people saw God’s heavenly glory, God’s throne, angels of God, and had face-to-face encounters with the risen Christ in His majestic heavenly form — you will notice that they were all humbled, afraid, in awe, in shock, rendered speechless,¬†to the point of fainting, and saw how sinful they were in the presence of a holy sinless God.

They did not leave God’s presence talking about how spiritual they are, boasting in their encounter with God or the vision He gave them, or build a business “ministry” teaching¬†others how to have visions, dreams, and face-to-face encounters with God. But rather, they left His presence in worship, preaching¬†and prophesying His word, sometimes with great grief and mourning for the people’s sins,¬†pointing people to God and not themselves.

Taylor’s biography, behavior, and lifestyle is not indicative of someone who has had a face-to-face encounter with the risen Lord. His fruit is not indicative of someone who¬†knows the Lord at all.

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In Matthew 24:4-5 Jesus told His disciples Don‚Äôt let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‚ÄėI am the Messiah.‚Äô They will deceive many.”

Many professing Christians think that Jesus was only warning us about cult leaders who¬†say the literal words “I am Jesus” “I am the Christ.”

Cult leaders who make the literal claim to be Jesus would be included in that warning. But Jesus was also warning us¬†to watch out for¬†a more deceptive type of leader who–in a very slick crafty manner–puts on sheep’s clothing and portrays himself as if he is a “messiah” by exalting himself to the position of Christ.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing, as Jesus called them in Matthew 7:15-20,¬†do not say the literal words “I am the Messiah.” But rather, they claim to be your personal messiah in a more subtle¬†manner, which is why we must pay attention and use discernment.

In the church,¬†false messiahs claim to be Christ¬†through the use of glorified titles that lift them up¬†and cannot be rightfully¬†applied to anyone but God, through the use of false teachings that place them in the role of the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit, through the use of practices, rituals, and traditions that¬†center the attention on them and seduce people to¬†worship them, through the use of alleged “miracles,” “visions,” “prophecies,” and “Divine encounters” that make them appear “larger than life” and “more special” in the Kingdom of God, and¬†through the use of various statements such as claiming to be “more anointed” than others and claiming to be “the head” of the Church.

David E. Taylor does these things.

In his biography, he claims that Jesus openly appeared “in Washington State in the sight of three million people at one time over three whole regions in 2006. This appearance lasted for an entire hour and was captured by the secular media on television, in photographs and in print. This type or some similar manifestation happens where ever the Lord sends David. In whatever city or church David enters, he is accompanied by the special privilege of the Lord personally working with him.”

If you are a born-again Believer, a huge red flag should have went up in your Spirit.

In Matthew 24:23-27, Jesus said that if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s elect. So if someone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ don’t bother to go and look. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding here,’ don’t believe it! For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.

Taylor’s false claim¬†that Jesus returned and appeared to millions of people in Washington State is a prime example of what Jesus warned us against in the passage above.

If you are a Taylor supporter, you HAVE to get this, because your soul is at stake. Life is but a vapor and you have no time or emotional energy to waste defending personalities in the pulpit, putting on a superman cape for leaders who do not even know you nor care about you, and wrap your spiritual identity around some leader so that when someone tells you the truth about them you get offended and act like someone is attacking you personally.

This is not a personal attack or an “attack from the devil.” This is a warning based on the word of Christ which can save your soul if you receive it and let go of the lie. The Lord loves you so much that He told you in advance what David E. Taylor would say and do so that you wouldn’t fall for it. He told you that¬†false messiahs and false prophets would say that He physically appeared somewhere on earth. This is a lying wonder meant to deceive you. Don’t believe it.

Jesus said that when He returns, it will be like lightning flashing across¬†the sky from the east to the west. If lightning flashed across the sky from the east to the west, everyone would see it. In like manner, when Jesus returns, everyone will see Him. It won’t be a secret. There won’t be people in the world who don’t know that He returned, and¬†David E. Taylor most certainly won’t be the center of attention.

Consider Taylor’s claim,¬†“This type or some similar manifestation happens where ever the Lord sends David. In whatever city or church David enters, he is accompanied by the special privilege of the Lord personally working with him”¬†

Once again, pay close attention to the words that are being used. Taylor said that he is accompanied by the Lord working with him. The word “accompanied” means “to¬†go somewhere with (someone) as a companion or escort.”¬†For example, if I go to the State Fair and my friend Alicia accompanies me, this means that she came >>WITH ME<< or tagged along with me as a companion to keep me company.

Why am I pointing this out? Because it’s very telling that Taylor said whatever city or church he enters, the Lord accompanies him, as if Taylor is the main person on this mission and Jesus is just tagging along with him. Biblically speaking, if we are ministering to people, Jesus is not accompanying us — it’s the other way around, we are accompanying Jesus. He is “the main Man” and we¬†are following Him and accompanying Him as we follow His voice and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Also notice that Taylor said the Lord is “personally working with him.¬†This is very telling as well.¬†Jesus does not work with us. We work with Him. Do you understand¬†the difference? If someone says that Jesus is working “with them,” that¬†makes it sound like they have set out to accomplish something and Jesus¬†has come alongside them to execute whatever they are doing and go along with their idea. It makes it sound like Jesus has entered into their labor. However, Jesus does not accompany us and roll up His sleeves and work with us. It’s the other way around. We enter into His labors and He works¬†in us and through us, the will of God.

To speak of Jesus as if He is tagging along with us from city to city, church to church, and working with us reverses the roles. It elevates us to His position and subordinates Him to our position.

This was important for me to mention because false apostles and false prophets often speak and behave as if they are the “main man” and Jesus is just following them around, tagging along to do their bidding, and performing manifestations to confirm their “ministry.

Taylor makes it sound like he is the centerpiece of the work of Christ and that Jesus is just following him everywhere that he goes¬†performing manifestations. Does this sound¬†like “the humility of Jesus” to you? It sounds more like pride and narcissism. Jesus does not center his ministry around any one man. Nor does He follow anyone around performing manifestations that lift them up and make them the focus. The Lord is the centerpiece of whatever work He does and we are suppose to be following¬†HIM.

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Back in 2014, Taylor falsely prophelied that the Broncos would win the 2014 Superbowl.

As we know, that prophecy failed, which makes him a false prophet according to Scripture.

“If the prophet speaks in the Lord‚Äôs name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the Lord did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and need not be feared.” (Deuteronomy 18:22)

True prophets of God never miss the mark, because God is precise, exact, and knows the future. His word never fails and it always accomplish exactly what He desires.

Taylor did post¬†an “apology” for his failed Superbowl prophecy, but it was only damage control to repair his tarnished image and make himself look “humble” to his supporters. It wasn’t sincere and there was no genuine fruit of repentance.

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On top of failed prophecies, Taylor is now being investigated for criminal charges including charges related to financial corruption.

In the video below, Taylor is being questioned in court by a member of the Michigan Bar and he does not seem to know where his business offices are located.

It is not normal for the founder of an organization to not know where their business offices are located.

Notice how he attempts to duck and dodge the lawyer’s questions and avoid giving her¬†straightforward answers. His was very evasive throughout the¬†deposition.

In the video below, Taylor does not seem to know who the members of his board are besides himself and a woman named Michelle Brannon.

It is not normal for the founder of an organization to not know who the members of his board are. This is all very strange.

The video below reveals that $6,000 in JMMI donations were spent on a Disneyland vacation for Taylor, his children and staff. When asked if this vacation was reported on his taxes as a paid vacation, Taylor¬†said that he didn’t know.

He said that he doesn’t know much about his finances which is odd — but he assured the lawyer that he isn’t doing anything illegal. How can he assure anyone that his finances are being handled lawfully¬†if he doesn’t know¬†much of anything and someone else handles his finances for him?

This court transcript shows that a David E. Taylor supporter and volunteer named “Debbie Frazier” [aka Deborah Hoskins] donated $1.2 million dollars to JMMI. This violated a court order which stated that Debbie was not allowed to give any money to Taylor/JMMI.

There are court orders stating that Debbie is not allowed to bring her children to St. Louis and participate in JMMI.

As a result of donating over one million dollars to Taylor/JMMI that she couldn’t afford, Debbie ended up in dire straits financially, put her housing at risk, and cut back on seeing her children. She also has a huge IRS bill.

The lawyer asked Taylor if he would be willing to give Debbie some of her money back considering that she is destitute. Taylor’s response? “I would love to do that if we have the money, presently we don’t.” Which raises the question, where did the money go?

The lawyer asked, “When Deborah Frazier volunteers, do you pay her travel costs when she comes to St. Louis?” Taylor responded, “No.” The lawyer, “She’s on her own?” Taylor, “Yeah.”

So here is a woman who is now financially destitute as a result of donating $1.2 million dollars to Taylor/JMMI, is at risk of being homeless, and has pulled back on seeing her children. Yet JMMI spent her hefty donation and does not pay her travel costs when she comes to St. Louis. “She’s on her own” as Taylor said. This is cold-blooded.

Mark the words of Jesus, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep‚Äôs clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)

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)

This same transcript, as well as the video below, reveal that Taylor claimed an unknown dependent on his taxes and that his father prepared his taxes in 2012. If Taylor is claiming false “dependents” on his taxes, that is tax fraud and it shows dishonesty and a lack of integrity. It is also problematic for his father to prepare his taxes,¬†because it presents a conflict of interest due to personal bias.

The video below shows that from 2013-2014, Taylor spent over $30,000 in JMMI donations on a designer wardrobe (Versace, Gucci, Monsieur Clothing in New York, Armani, Louis Vuitton, and Italian Collection Clothes).

Take note that the donate page on¬†Taylor’s official website requests donations under the false pretense of “furthering the work of the Lord Jesus Christ” and “taking the life-saving and miracle-working power of Jesus Christ to the world through broadcasts, mission outreaches, and world wide crusades.”

Expensive luxurious designer clothing does not fall under the banner of “the work of Jesus Christ” or “life-saving.” It is a sign of greed, vanity, and materialism.

The lawyer rightly asked Taylor, “. . .¬†you don‚Äôt see that there‚Äôs any problem when you‚Äôre ministering to the poor or the sick, the needy, to be appearing in Louis Vuitton and Versace?” Taylor responded that he’s a “very frugal person.”¬†Yeah right.

The video below shows that JMMI owns three luxury vehicles: a BMW, a Mercedes, and a Bentley. $50,000 in JMMI donations were spent on converting a Mercedes into a limousine for the purpose of driving guests around.

Taylor said that JMMI has two drivers who serve him as glorified armor bearers “adjutants.” The lawyer asked if they are being financially compensated and Taylor said that they are unpaid volunteers. Their “compensation” is that they are “blessed by his ministry.”

The lawyer then asked, how do they pay their bills if they are serving him all day? The answer is that Taylor doesn’t care. As long as his bills are paid and he’s able to buy $5,000 designer belts, that’s all that matters to him.

The video below shows that Taylor owns a $2.5 million dollar home as an asset, as noted in his report. But when he was confronted about it being listed as an asset, he states that it should be listed as a liability.

Jesus warned us that many leaders would come to us in His name/authority, claiming that they are the messiah. He said that they would deceive many. Are you in this number? Have you overlooked the characteristics of a false messiah and fallen for one? If so, the good news is that you still have time to repent, withdraw your support, and take up your cross and follow Jesus.

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

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)

Suppose there are prophets among you or those who dream dreams about the future, and they promise you signs or miracles, and the predicted signs or miracles occur. If they then say, ‚ÄėCome, let us worship other gods‚Äô‚ÄĒgods you have not known before‚ÄĒ¬†do not listen to them. The Lord your God is testing you to see if you truly love him with all your heart and soul. Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him. The false prophets or visionaries who try to lead you astray must be put to death, for they encourage rebellion against the Lord your God, who redeemed you from slavery and brought you out of the land of Egypt. Since they try to lead you astray from the way the Lord your God commanded you to live, you must put them to death. In this way you will purge the evil from among you.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-5)

This man [the lawless one] will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)

UPDATE: Choir Director Kareem Abdul Mitchell Receives A Slap On The Wrist For Molesting Three Boys [New Testament Baptist Church, North Highlands CA]

Kareem-Mitchell-jpgBack in February of 2015, Kareem Mitchell, a 43-year-old choir director at New Testament Baptist Church located in North Highlands, California, was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor and booked on multiple charges including sodomy, oral copulation, and other sexually abusive acts with a child.

This was not the first time that allegations of child sexual assault were raised against Mitchell. He was investigated on similar allegations in the past while working as the choir director, however, charges were never filed.

In March of 2015, another victim came forward and filed additional charges of child sexual assault against Mitchell.

To date, it has been established that Mitchell molested three male choir members between 2001 and 2012.

Based on information shared by a family representative of one of Mitchell’s victims, Mitchell intentionally targeted Black American teenage boys from fatherless single mother homes and portrayed himself as a ‚Äúfather figure‚ÄĚ to them.

Mitchell would invite young boys from the New Testament Baptist Church youth choir (‚ÄúThe Voices‚ÄĚ) to his home for dinners and sleepovers, committing sexually abusive acts disguised as ‚Äúwrestling matches.‚ÄĚ

A family representative of one of Mitchell’s victims believes that New Testament Baptist Church is covering for Mitchell, and the victim‚Äôs family has filed a civil suit against the church. I am standing with them in prayer and full support.

On September 18th, 2015, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s official website reported that Mitchell pled no contest to two counts of oral copulation with a minor and one count of committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mitchell will be sentenced to 3 years state prison and will be required to register as a sex offender for life.  Sentencing is set for October 21, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 63 before the Honorable Michael Bowman.

As you can probably tell, I am not happy with the sentence. In fact, I am saddened and upset. A three-year prison sentence for child sexual abuse is a slap on the wrist.

It sickens me to no end that sociopaths can sexually abuse and traumatize children, and serve a meager sentence (if they spend any time in prison at all) then be released back into society so that they can go back on the prowl for more victims.

In no time, Mitchell will be back out of prison and free to potentially prey on more young boys.

Now that Pastor Donnie Bryant has been given the left boot of disfellowship at New Testament Baptist Church, I am seriously questioning the current leadership (and the board of directors) at NTBC. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitchell were welcomed back with open arms after his release.

This has been a very heartbreaking case. I will keep you abreast of Mitchell’s sentencing.