False Teacher - Herod and Pilate Made Friends
Henry Blackaby’s son, Dr. Tom Blackaby – “International
Director of Blackaby Ministries International” – contacted
us on December 13, 2010 regarding our listing of his father as a false
teacher. You can see our correspondence with him here. Tom didn’t
respond to our letters, but another of our offended readers, David
Thompson, an erring Universalist whom
we reproved, saw our posting
of correspondence with Tom and contacted him.
Interestingly enough, David had commented on the Blackabys to us previously,
before we spoke to him of his error (letter dated December 6, 2010):
Today, as I was subbing at a local high school, I was able to read
your testimony completely. I now feel I know better where you are coming
from in your ministry.
Your time with Henry Blackaby intrigues and instructs me letting me
know insights into Blackaby' s ministry that otherwise I would not
know. I have known people on the inside of Jim Bakker's, Pat Robertson's
and Bennie Hinn's ministries who have seen things that should shock
and disgust the followers of such ministry superstars. But somehow
the stardom of such superstars blinds people to the work of the devil
in these superstar's lives and ministries.
I once took a course in group dynamics at Regent
University that helped me to understand the evil workings of the
flesh in groups of human
But when David found an ally in the Blackabys to help him justify
rejecting us and our words to him, his tune changed drastically. As
you will see by their correspondence with one another below, these
two men, who have greatly conflicting doctrines as professing Christians,
licked one another’s wounds, solaced themselves in their emptiness
and bitterness, and reviled us. What strange bedfellows bitterness
makes in the Name of Jesus Christ!
We would not have known of Tom’s speech against us, had he not
corresponded with another of Thompson’s erring acquaintances,
Terrance Harris. (Terrance is one who thinks he can please God and
attain to what he perceives to be a godly spiritual status by imitating
Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and Francis of Assisi, three
souls whose lives in all self-righteousness have fallen well short
of the glory and favor of God.)
Tom Blackaby cc’ed David Thompson, who forwarded Blackaby’s
letter to us. It seems Tom wasn’t expecting us to witness his
talk against us. In his letter to Terrance on January 28, 2011, he
revealed his true nature and that of the Blackaby clan. He wrote:
“Terrance, I hope you realize that Hafichuck and Cohen have
set themselves apart from the Christian community and really and truly
are not interested in the truth at all. Their website is at best deceptive
and at worst a tool of Satan designed to confuse, mislead, and slander
God's people. Paranoid Narcissists want attention, engagement and validation,
not truth. Their vile ramblings are simply not of God. They in no way
seek to build the Kingdom of God rather their goal is blatant slander
and vilification of God's servants. They cannot be reasoned because
they are not reasonable people. I have chosen to disengage from them
until there is any sense that they wish to be a part of the Christian
community rather than serving as accusers and slanderers.
I now address Tom’s letter to Terrance concerning the things
he had to say about us:
“Terrance, I hope you realize that Hafichuck
and Cohen have set themselves apart from the Christian community
and really and truly
are not interested in the truth at all.”
Are we not interested in the truth? How is it we are so bold as to
speak out publicly, with experiential and Scriptural substance, while
Tom speaks behind our backs, afraid to meet us head-on? Is that his
idea of walking in the light, which is the truth?
We have most certainly set ourselves apart from Tom Blackaby’s “Christian
community,” a part of the nominal orthodox entity otherwise known
in the Scriptures as Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots
(Revelation 17). Tom’s “Christian community,” unbeknownst
to him, is the Harlot, of whom it is said:
“And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and
with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled
with a great marveling” (Revelation 17:6 MKJV).
And: “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon
the Great has fallen, has fallen! And it has become the dwelling-place
of demons, and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a cage of every
unclean bird which has been hated, because of the wine of the anger
of her fornication which all the nations have drunk. And the kings
of the earth have committed fornication with her. And the merchants
of the earth became rich from the power of her luxury” (Revelation
And: “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints,
and of all those who were slain on the earth” (Revelation 18:24
God has revealed to me that all those found in this great and wondrous
woman are guilty of her sins. Solemnly consider the fruits displayed
in Tom’s letter to Terrance.
Henry and Tom Blackaby, along with the many million members in good
standing with Mystery, have much blood on their hands, the blood of
the prophets and saints no less, those very people they praise and
from their pulpits. As Jesus said of, and to, Henry and Tom and all
those with them:
Matthew 23:27-32 MKJV
(27) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like
whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outside, but inside
they are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
(28) Even so you also appear righteous to men outwardly, but inside
you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
(29) Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build
the tombs of the prophets, and decorate the tombs of the righteous,
(30) and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not
have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
(31) Therefore you are witnesses to yourselves, that you are the sons
of those who killed the prophets;
(32) and you fill up the measure of your fathers.
We have indeed parted ways with the “Christian community,” as
commanded, not the least interested in its version of the truth:
“And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of
her, My people, that you may not be partakers of her sins, and that
you may not receive of her plagues. For her sins joined together, even
up to Heaven, and God has remembered her unjust deeds” (Revelation
Tom has been raised and nurtured to proudly believe his “Christian
of Christ and represents the truth. But we have proven by the Scriptures
and by the Spirit of God that there is nothing further from the truth.
The reason we parted ways with the harlot church was not because we
weren’t interested in the truth, but because we solemnly were interested
and, by God’s grace, were given to take up the cross
of Christ for His, the Truth’s, sake.
The cross of Christ is something none of those in the comfort of their
pews and entertaining
church services has ever known. They are the ones not the least interested
in the truth.
Tom continues, speaking of ThePathofTruth.com: “Their
website is at best deceptive and at worst a tool of Satan designed
mislead, and slander God's people.”
He offers no substance, only vitriol. Now if those aren’t
the true marks of a son of Satan, what are?
Are we deceptive? How so? He doesn’t say. Is our website a tool
of Satan designed to confuse? No evidence provided, and our site proves
the opposite. Our lives have been laid out and laid down to bring forth
the truth. Tom only disagrees because we have exposed his father and
him as false teachers.
Who are God’s people? Are they such as those the Lord severely
upbraided, those who also thought they were God’s people?:
John 8:39-43 MKJV
(39) They answered and said to Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus answered
them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
(40) But now you seek to kill Me, a Man Who has told you the truth
which I have heard beside God; this Abraham did not do.
(41) You do the deeds of your father. Then they said to Him, We are
not born of fornication; we have one father, even God.
(42) Jesus said to them, If God were your father, you would love Me,
for I went forth and came from God; for I did not come of Myself, but
He sent Me.
(43) Why do you not know My speech? Because you cannot hear My Word.
Are we slanderers because we reprove the works of darkness, as God
commands of us, and because we rebuke those who falsely claim to be
His people? I don’t think so. Here are some of those we rebuke:
“Not everyone who says to Me, Lord! Lord! shall enter the Kingdom
of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will
say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your Name,
and through Your Name throw out demons, and through Your Name do many
wonderful works? And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart
from Me, those working lawlessness!” (Matthew 7:21-23 MKJV)
In and by the Lord Jesus Christ, we say to the Blackabys and so many
others having taken the broad road, “I never knew you! Depart
Do our words sound like the words of deception? Do we flatter and
speak smooth words? Are we here to impress readers, whether many or
few? Are not those to whom we speak guilty
of those very things? And why so? Because they are
deceived by another Jesus and another gospel. Being
snared by Satan's love and being his children, they are inspired
to imitate Jesus Christ or act as they think Christians ought to
act, that is, until they are exposed by the light we shine. Then we
see their true colors, as they manifest them here.
If we speak contrary to anyone, we speak against Satan’s children,
not God’s. We slander nobody, though the prince of darkness accuses
us of such. We speak the hard truth prophets must speak, at the cost
of our lives; we point out the sins of sinners who presume to worship
God with their lips, while their hearts are light years away from Him,
even as Isaiah prophesied of them (Isaiah 29:13) and Jesus confirmed
his words (Matthew 15:8-9 and Mark 7:6-7).
In his church environment, Tom and his father and brothers are sweet
evangelicals, loving and “godly,” as they preach to the
choir, but the fire of God comes to reveal that he and they have never
known the truth and that their ways are abominable before Him, being
the modern day Pharisees and scribes. Their true nature has been exposed.
so, Dr. Tom?)
Tom continues: “Paranoid Narcissists want
attention, engagement and validation, not truth. Their vile ramblings
are simply not of God.”
Now we make use of our psychology studies at seminary, do we? Are
we paranoid? Is that why we write publicly and boldly bear testimony
before all, laying down our lives in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ,
the most hated Name on earth?
No, we aren’t here to gain attention for ourselves, as Tom surmises,
but we are here to get the attention of all those who want the truth,
those who pretend to have the truth, those who presume to have it but
don’t, and those who must be inspired to know the truth that
they might be delivered from their destructives.
Do we want validation? We have it, from the best source of all - the
Lord Jesus Christ. His is the only validation we want, the only validation
and worth having. He has brought us to the cross, into the grave and
up again in His Resurrection Life, none of which Tom Blackaby and his
father know about.
They have their seminary doctorates, pretentious documents that are
toilet paper in God’s sight – toilet paper soiled by one
with religious oral diarrhea from an unregenerate heart. As the prophet
“But we are all as the unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses
are as a menstruation cloth. And we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities,
like the wind, have taken us away” (Isaiah 64:6 MKJV).
Now perhaps Tom can say we speak vile ramblings. Will he say that
of Isaiah, too? And of John the Baptist?
“Then [John] said to the crowd that came forth to be baptized
by him, O generation of vipers! Who has warned you to flee from the
wrath to come? Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, and
do not begin to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father.
For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from
these stones” (Luke 3:7-8 MKJV).
Little did Tom and his father know John was speaking to them! Yet
they call themselves “Baptists,” as though they
have any part with him.
“They in no way seek to build the Kingdom
of God rather their goal is blatant slander and vilification of God's
servants. They cannot
be reasoned because they are not reasonable people.”
What makes Tom think they are God’s servants? Has their righteousness
exceeded that of the Pharisees? We are in Heaven and we see they don’t
have on a wedding garment. Tom and Henry Blackaby, we throw you out
of the feast. You have no business here.
Tom is right; he will not
be able to reason with us on this matter. Indeed, he hasn’t been
able to reply to us. Isn’t
it because he is discovered to be without official Heavenly invitation
marriage feast of the Son, and he is speechless in his exposure?
Matthew 22:8-14 MKJV
(8) Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they who
were invited were not worthy.
(9) Therefore go into the exits of the highways, and as many as you
shall find, invite them to the marriage.
(10) So the servants went out into the highways and gathered together
as many as they found, both bad and good. And the wedding was filled
with reclining guests.
(11) And the king coming in to look over the guests, he saw a man there
who did not have on a wedding garment.
(12) And he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without having
a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
(13) Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot and
take him away, and cast him into outer darkness. There shall be weeping
and gnashing of teeth.
(14) For many are called, but few chosen.
“I have chosen to disengage from them
until there is any sense that they wish to be a part of the Christian
community rather than
serving as accusers and slanderers.”
Tom has been tossed out, not being an honest man, but one in whom
is much error and guile. He and his father and brothers are fraudulent
messengers, part of men’s systems of works that serve to destroy.
“Concerning the works of men, by the word of Thy lips I have
kept me from the paths of the destroyer” (Psalms 17:4 KJV).
If that is accusation and slander we speak, so be it, we are guilty.
But know this: The truth will come to light. We can all count on that:
“For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither
any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad” (Luke
The time has come for you and yours, Tom.
Here is David Thompson’s reply to Tom Blackaby (as I said, bitterness
makes curious bedfellows in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ):
Thank you for tuning me in to your correspondence with Terrance Harris.
When I first became aware that Hafichuk and Cohen were revealing my
conversations with them about Terrance on their website, I was a bit
shocked and miffed. I felt it was a violation of my privacy and confidence
that they would never do such a thing. But after thinking about it
and seeing how Terrance and you have responded to it, I think it is
all for the good. What Satan meant for evil, God has turned to good.
Terrance is a fine young true believer in Jesus with a very well developed
mind. I am in agreement with Terrance with respect to his belief and
knowledge about Dr. Martin Luther King being a great prophet of God
and in total disagreement with what Hafichuk and Cohen say about Dr.
King. I am likewise in full agreement with what you say about Hafichuk
and Cohen. They are truly narcissistic pawns of the devil who have
difficulty in discerning truth from error. They operate mostly in their
carnal mind which is death.
Sorry you have become involved with Victor and Paul. You no doubt
have better things to occupy your valuable time.
May the Lord continue to bless you richly according to his riches
West Palm Beach”
David Thompson wrote Tom, saying, “When
I first became aware that Hafichuk and Cohen were revealing my conversations
with them about
Terrance on their website, I was a bit shocked and miffed. I felt it
was a violation of my privacy and confidence that they would never
do such a thing.”
The fact is David challenged us to post what he was writing us. We
met his challenge and now he complains. Has he forgotten? Here it is:
“Dear Paul and Victor,
…I challenge you to post this response
on your website and to see how many witnesses there are that agree
And so we posted his response and our correspondence, not to answer
his challenge, as if we had any vain hope that false
witnesses such as Tom Blackaby would agree with us, but to expose
David's deadly error. In the process of exposing that error,
all the better if the net we cast catches other false teachers like
Let all the tares be gathered for burning by God’s holy fire,
and let those for the truth be delivered from the potential grip and
consequences of the leaven of religious hypocrites. Amen! Praise the
Victor Hafichuk and Paul Cohen