Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Ed
Another Doctor Who Would Be King
A man’s friend
joins Redemption Church led by “Dr.” King and his wife,
and the man is still lamenting this event eight years later. We help
him to see, not only the error of the religious doctor and his work,
but his own error that keeps him bound in darkness.
We received the following inquiry:
Church - "Dr." Ed King
I wonder if you could look into this church to see if they are sound.
I have lost a good friend to this church and I worry about him.
The Redemption Church is just another of the many thousands
of the works of men promoted by a false teacher who appeals to manmade
(“Dr.” King). The servants of God never call themselves “Doctor” or “Rabbi” or “Father,” as
you can see for yourself in the Scriptures.
Look at this blurb under Meet
Ed King is the founder and senior pastor of Redemption
Church, a thriving, growing church located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In addition to pastoring
and supervising the church staff, Dr. King is president of the Power
of the Word television outreach ministry. The show is broadcast nationally
and internationally with access to over 1 billion viewers. He resides
in Knoxville along with his wife and Co-Pastor, Nora, and their daughter,
Laren. Dr. King has done extensive travel in over 60 countries, teaching
and preaching the gospel, as well as conducting leadership conferences
and evangelistic meetings around the world. He has ministered in large
crusades where thousands have received salvation and healing. His strong
anointing to teach faith has encouraged and strengthened many in the
body of Christ. Pastor King is known to many as a pastor’s pastor
and has great insight into church life. He has also been instrumental
in helping to plant various new churches.
Dr. King’s knowledge and experience in church leadership has resulted
in him teaching and training on leadership in many different settings.
These teachings are valuable not only in the church setting, but in all
areas of life. God has given him wisdom and insight in helping people
with personal finance. He has authored three books: ‘Beyond Faithfulness
Into Loyalty’, which is being used by pastors and Bible Schools, ‘Cause & Effect’,
which teaches us on staying free from the curse, and ‘How
to be Twice as Happy’, which is also used in Bible schools.”
Do you hear the boasting? Do you hear the claims to fame based on a
man’s righteousness, his many fine qualities and accomplishments?
When do you hear these things coming from the lips of any true man of
God in the Scriptures – ever?
“On my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses… so
that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me” (2
Corinthians 12:5-6 ESV).
Ed is precisely what the Lord was talking about in the following two
“And He said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves
before men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed
among men is abomination in the sight of God’” (Luke 16:15
“I have come in My Father’s Name, and you do not receive
Me. If another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. How
can you believe, you who receive honor from one another and do not seek
the honor that comes from God only?” (John 5:43-44 MKJV)
The man is a liar and isn’t to be trusted. He says of his television
outreach ministry, “The show is broadcast
nationally and internationally with access to over 1 billion viewers.” While that may be true,
it can also be said of any website, because all of them have worldwide
access. Ed broadcasts his sermons from http://www.poweroftheword.com/broadcast.html.
And what about having a co-pastor wife, “rededicated to the Lord” at
a Billy Graham crusade and ordained by men? See Diabolical
Doctrine: Women Are Ministers of God in Spiritual Authority over Men.
Regarding this false teacher and his church, how have you lost your “good
friend” - over what issue or in what way? Can you tell us more?
we can tell you: If you will be a friend to God, then you’ll
not be retaining the friendship of those who go whoring after the world
in its religious ways and practices.
“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that the friendship
of the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever desires to be a friend
of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4 MKJV).
why Jesus entrusted Himself to no man:
“But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all
and did not need that anyone should testify of man. For He knew what
man” (John 2:24-25 MKJV).
If you don’t take up the cross
and follow the Lord, you’ll
remain in and of the world. But if you take up the cross and
follow Him, your friends and family will become those who walk
Mark 3:33-35 MKJV
(33) And He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?”
(34) And He looked around on those who sat about Him, and said, “Behold
My mother and My brothers!
(35) For whoever does the will of God, the same is My brother
and My sister and My mother.”
This isn’t to say
you can’t have good relations with
those in the world, but they simply won’t be your intimates
because of a profound difference in nature and separation by
the cross of Christ.
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And
this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith” (1
John 5:4 ESV).
Cross - Only the Death Sentence Will Avail.
Also, have you
red The True
Marks of a Cult and Diabolical
Doctrines? You could share
these with your friend, but it would
not to do so before becoming acquainted with what’s
in them yourself. The first place the sword of the Lord is
is in circumcising
our own hearts.
Thanks for getting back to me in such a timely manner.
I was young (and naive) in my christian walk about 8 years ago. I had
a friendship with man through work which quickly grew into a family friendship.
They attended a different church while we became members of a come as
you are church which focused on expository preaching. At that time, I
was unaware of the many churches with perverted doctrines. My friend
and I continued to grow in Christ and share our growth experiences when
one day he asked me to watch a live simulcast on the internet. Still
naive, I said I would try and then forgot about it. While at my desk
several weeks later, I suddenly remembered and it just happened to be
10 minutes before the program started. It was a man named Andrew Wommack
located somewhere in the Southwest. After I listened, something was just
not feeling right and I started looking him up on the internet. That
is when a bunch of alarms started going off.
I reached out to my friend afterwards by simply saying that he needed
to be careful. He got very argumentative and we started in on this debate
via email when it finally reached a point that he refused to contact
me in any way. That was 6 years ago and I have prayed for him on a regular
basis. He is a good soul and has a great family and I hate to even think
about the crushing blow he will receive once his house of cards comes
After the incident, I started reading several books by MacArthur, Henegraff,
and others. I have also researched his pastor hoping to find something
that would speed up the process of exposing him. It kills me to think
that he is leading so many sheep astray and I feel that I need to do
all that I can.
Paul wrote back:
You haven’t asked anything in your most recent letter,
but we feel obliged to alert you to your present state. You’ve
taken the altogether wrong approach to your former friend and his present
church, along with its pastor. You say the pastor is responsible
for many sheep being deceived, but those “many” (such as
your friend) aren’t the sheep of God. To presume so is great
error, because they’re mainly the tares spoken of in the Bible,
gathered together by the design of Almighty God.
Matthew 13:37-43 EMTV
(37) He answered and said to them: “He that sows the good seed
is the Son of Man.
(38) And the field is the world, and the good seed, these are the
sons of the Kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the evil one.
(39) The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the
end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.
(40) Therefore just as the tares are gathered and burned with fire,
thus it will be at the end of this age.
(41) The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather
out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and those who work iniquity,
(42) and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(43) Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom
of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
oppose the gathering of tares is to oppose the work God is doing
by bringing the false ones together for judgment. (To oppose
their error and expose their lies is another thing altogether, however,
particularly if we do so by the Spirit of God.)
Is your friend indeed a true believer? Here’s what the Lord, on
Whom your friend professes to believe, has to say:
John 10:3-5 MKJV
(3) “The doorkeeper opens to him, and the sheep hear
his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the
sheep follow him. For they know his voice.
(5) And they will not follow
a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of
“He who is of God hears God's Words. Therefore you do not hear
them because you are not of God” (John 8:47 MKJV).
Here are the
Scriptures that apply, which you need to take to heart:
(7) For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only
He Who now restrains will continue until one comes out of
(8) And then the lawless one will be unveiled, whom the Lord
will consume with the breath of His mouth, and will destroy
by the brightness
(9) whose coming is according to the working of Satan, with
all power, signs, and lying wonders,
(10) and in all deception of unrighteousness among those
who perish, because they did not receive the love of the
that they might
(11) And because of this, God will send them strong delusion,
in order for them to believe the lie,
(12) so that they all might be damned who did not believe
the truth, but delighted in unrighteousness.
If God has sent
the strong delusion on your friend and his companions through
the pastor of Redemption Church and the
likes of Andrew
Wommack (see God Is Sovereign:
Man Is Presumptuous), why
are you pining after
a sinner (“no man is good”) who has been brought
under judgment, unless you’re a tare as well? In which
case, you need to hear the True Gospel and repent rather
than concerning yourself
with the speck in others’ eyes. You’ve passed
off this concern as the righteous love of God, but He doesn’t
see it that way at all. It is the lust of the flesh in all
Aren’t you aware that Hanegraaf (Bible
Worship Used by Men to Cover Evil) and MacArthur (Presuming
Is Godly) are
also false teachers? The same goes for Carter Conlon (A
Captive of Babylon and His Clone), whose video is the top entry on your
Sure, these men preach some truths, as Satan always does,
coming as an angel of light, but you are enmeshed in the same
works of men that
your friend is, just another flavor. What makes you think
you are escaping the judgment of God?
But unlike your friend,
you are now hearing the truth. We speak these things not to your condemnation,
but for your
to the awareness of your need of the Lord, Who is the Way,
the Truth, and the Life. There’s no life in your
religion or religious works, such as the things posted
on your blog.
Have you been reading at all on our website,
Thad? It would
greatly benefit you to do so, provided you do so by faith,
by hearing the Word of God we preach.
Sometime after this letter Thad’s blog was removed from
And today (November 20, 2014), as we “go to press” with
this posting, we see the following on Ed King’s website:
If that isn’t representative of Satan the destroyer – celebrating
the birth of the anti-Christ by partaking of a buffet fit to induce a
diabetic coma – what is?
Devilish Spirit of Christmas and Is Your Profession of Faith