Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Carlos
The Disciple of a False Prophet Is One,
A chicken hatches chickens.
A cow gives birth to a cow. A false prophet produces other false
prophets, and the Son of God creates sons of God.
We are asked:
What about Carlos Sarmiento?? He was Benny Hinn's youth
pastor for 9 yrs and is now evangelizing on his own and is claiming
to have had a
heavenly encounter with Jesus and God having a conversation. Let me
know if I'm wrong about him.
Lisa, if the tree is corrupt, so is its fruit.
“Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt
tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,
nor can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit” (Matthew 7:17-18
Carlos Sarmiento is the fruit of Benny Hinn, a corrupt tree
having nothing to do with the Lord Jesus Christ. Only Christ can
good fruit through His servants.
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and
I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do
nothing” (John 15:5 MKJV).
I listened to some of this interview
with Sarmiento: TBN
Praise the Lord with Carlos Sarmiento. In it he talks about his
supposed heavenly encounter with “Jesus and God,” being
privy to a conversation between them about the “end times.” However,
Jesus Christ Is God, not a separate being. Yes, He came in a body and
us, but He is the LORD from Heaven. Read the writings at Jesus
Christ Is God, in particular Who
Do Men Say that I Am?, and
see that the Scriptures teach there aren’t two Gods in Heaven
conversing with one another. There is only one God. Sarmiento hasn’t
heard from Him. So who is he hearing from?
Also read the writings we suggest in the False Teachers introduction
for help in knowing the True God and Lord Jesus Christ. When you know
Him, then you will recognize the false ones posing as His teachers. Browse
the Teachings and Diabolical
Doctrines and read The
True Marks of a Cult.
us know if you have other questions after looking into these things.
Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
It’s possible for one steeped in false religion to be turned to
the Lord. If it wasn’t possible, which of us who have been lost
and deceived (and we all have been) could be found by the Lord and restored?
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing
too hard for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 KJV)
But when a person is turned from their manmade religion and self-righteous
ways to the Lord, such as happened to Saul of Tarsus, there will be a
vivid demarcation between old and new. We don’t see that with Carlos
Sarmiento, not in the least. It’s bamboozling, boisterous Benny-business
For example, Carlos recently appeared on Sid
Roth’s program, It’s
Supernatural, promoting himself through his encounter with the false
gods posing as “Jesus and the Father.”
While listening to the conversation between these two entities, Carlos
reports, “They talked about the greatest
outpouring of the Holy Spirit that the church was yet to experience,
and that the earth would
encounter through the cooperation and partnership of the Holy Spirit
with the Church.”
Isn’t it always this way with false prophets – giving you
sensational, titillating reports of wonderful things about to happen?
And of course, with such great things in store, you are motivated to
buy their books and CDs to make sure you’re prepared. (For a gift
to Sid of $45 – or more – you can get Carlos’ books
and 5-CD set, Encountered by God and That We May Work the
Works of God.)
One of the last things Carlos heard was “the Father” saying
to “Jesus,” “It’s time
Son; go get your bride.”
That should put your excitement level over the top, ensuring you’ll
be calling Slick Sid with your credit card handy.
And if the “Holy Spirit” is coming to cooperate and partner
with the Church, why isn’t he involved in the conversation with “the
Father and Jesus”? After all, he is an integral part of the scenario
You can have something much better and greater than anything Carlos
talks about, because you can have the truth that makes free in Christ,
which Carlos doesn’t have. God is here now, and we’re speaking
these things by Him, “that you might believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you might have life in His
Name” (John 20:31 MKJV). Amen.