Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teachers - Hall
& Joan Worthington
Listening to the Anti-Christ Within
Satan presents spiritual
strategies and methodologies to substitute for the authentic faith
of Christ, which no man can summon, earn, or imitate, no matter how
long he sits and listens. “Being still” and “thinking
on the Lord” in this case are also works of the flesh.
The Worthingtons’ website, Missing
Cross to Purity,
provides some true observations about false Christianity while promising
the moon and the stars – a full and satisfying relationship with
Jesus Christ. Presented as direct revelation from God without religious
affiliation, this website catches the attention of people searching for
answers outside of nominal Christendom.
“Outside the camp” is where the Lord is found - outside
of the works of men He has neither sanctioned nor inhabited. But just
being on the outside isn’t enough; one needs to go where He is,
and He isn’t where the Worthingtons have gone. They’ve set
up their own camp, independent of others and of God.
The “missing cross to purity” is still missing in their
presentation, because the Worthingtons have never met the Lord Jesus
Christ or taken up His cross in order to be delivered of the first Adam’s
sin. They’ve sought and met “another Jesus,” an imposter
summoned up by a substitute form of righteousness through Quaker meditation,
which entails “waiting on and hearing from the Lord.” This “hearing” has
led the Worthingtons to do works of self-will and self-affirmation that
poses as Christ-affirmation and taking up His cross. It’s strong
delusion, Satan once again coming as an angel of light.
The Worthingtons claim:
“This site shows you how
to access the grace of God which leads
to repentance, which leads to the completion of salvation and the Kingdom;
to have fellowship with Jesus and the Father; to live in their presence,
to be led by the Spirit of God; and to live in paradise - while on earth.”
There are a couple major things wrong with this statement. To begin
with, it’s presumptuous and wrong to claim they can teach you how
to access God’s grace. How can it be grace if you can access it?
Grace is all His doing and none of ours.
“Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, and forbearance,
and longsuffering, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to
repentance?” (Romans 2:4 EMTV)
Grace is the divine influence of God at work through His gift of faith
in Christ that causes one to believe. The Worthingtons’ program
of “accessing grace” is a work of the flesh that goes against
true grace and faith:
Romans 10:6-11 MKJV
(6) But the righteousness of faith says this: “Do not say in your
heart, ‘Who shall ascend into Heaven?’” that is, to
bring Christ down;
(7) or “Who shall descend into the deep?”; that is, to bring
up Christ again from the dead.
(8) But what does it say? “The Word is near you, even in your mouth
and in your heart”; that is, the Word of Faith which we proclaim;
(9) Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.
(10) For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the
mouth one confesses unto salvation.
(11) For the Scripture says, “Everyone believing on Him shall not
be put to shame.”
It’s not our work to obtain from God what He freely gives, but
to believe on Him Whom He has sent, which we do by His grace:
“For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves,
it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians
The Worthingtons, despite their humble-sounding talk, boast of their
works and teach you to have confidence in their methodology rather than
in the living God. It is demonic deception.
When Jesus came, did He say He would teach people how to access the
grace of God, or did He call them to repentance? How could He forget
grace, something so critical for your salvation? Because the Lord’s
appearing IS the grace of God. “And the power of the Lord was present
to heal them” (Luke 5:17 EMTV).
Here’s something else from Worthingtons’ site about their “grace-attaining” practices:
“Whatever works for you to get into the
Light, keep using it. We know people who have gone into the Light by
a variety of meditation
methods. One person using TM [Transcendental Meditation] had the Light
tell her that it would heal her. It was suggested to her that the Light
was Christ, but that person rejected the Light to be Christ, because
she had rebelled from a condemning fundamental christian sect. Rejecting
the Light to be Jesus, she missed the opportunity to be healed of her
sickness and the opportunity to attain union with God in his Kingdom.”
Children of the Light don’t need to try to “get into the
Light.” These people are replacing the Lord Jesus Christ and His
grace with the imaginations of their own minds and whatever dark forces
they access by their damnable techniques. It is the abomination of desolation
standing in the holy place.
Here’s what the Scripture says:
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we also have access by faith into
this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice on the hope of the glory
of God” (Romans 5:1-2 MKJV).
There is rest in the Beloved for those who believe. But the Worthingtons
have worked their way into a grace minus the faith of Christ. They’ve
used black faith in themselves, substituting their own works, spiritual
experiences, and comprehension for the faith of Christ. They are deluded.
They have come to the wedding feast another way and are without proper
attire. They haven’t undergone regeneration and become new creatures.
When I had gone astray as a new believer, God sent His servant to speak
what I needed to hear in order to be delivered from sin. The Worthingtons,
with their burdensome how-to manual of accessing God, couldn’t
have helped me. They’re not helping anyone now, either, except
to become independent know-it-alls like they are.
A letter I sent to the Worthingtons in
While looking at a page someone sent me, I found your advertised article, “Why
Jesus Is the Only Way to Union.” I went to your website and have
some things to say to you and your wife.
You say some true things, but your attitude is proud and defensive.
“If you want to preach your conflicting
views, argue or quarrel, we will not respond; we don't argue.”
Do you view anyone who has a perspective different from yours, and can
show you a better way, as unworthy of your consideration? How about listening
to someone who has something from the Lord, to correct you regarding
things in which you are plainly wrong? Are you the only one the Lord
speaks to, if He indeed speaks to you at all? Do you not acknowledge
there are, or could be, other ministers of Christ, prepared and sent
Correct knowledge of spiritual matters can come from sources other than
God. Have you not heard about that? Satan comes as an angel of light.
You think he doesn’t know much? Your knowledge of true things is
no sign that you are in Christ.
We don’t know you by your knowledge, but by your fruits. Your
attitude isn’t the fruit of a relationship with Jesus Christ. He
isn’t the way you are. He isn’t insecure and exclusive. He
doesn’t speak or act as you do. We know, because we know Him. By
His grace we walk and speak as He does in this world. You hate and reject
The Lord our God doesn’t nullify the ministering of those He raises
up as shepherds to guide His sheep, as you have done. You throw out the
baby with the bathwater. Read The
Big Lie Exposed. Or do as you insist
and keep holding your hands over your ears so you can’t hear anything
but what you want to hear. Know this: God will bring you into judgment
for your ways and attitude, and has.
You and you wife tell others to go directly to God for their teaching
while supplying them with false teachings that keep them from Him. You
are self-righteous, hypocritical preachers of men’s works.
“Pray for the Father to motivate you more
by drawing you to Him while on earth. Offer Him your life-long best
efforts in exchange for
his drawing you to Him. Doubting his existence, I once said such a prayer
and he answered with an indelible experience; an experience he has told
me ‘anyone can have if they humbly ask.’ (That experience
created a hunger that motivated me for over 25 years.) He said in meditation
to my wife, ‘be the very best you can. . . . . for me!’ (To
His benefit as well as yours.)”
The Bible likens your “life-long best efforts” to used menstrual
pads. Can you imagine offering those to God? What you had wasn’t
an experience from God, but from devils.
And those who doubt God’s existence don’t receive from Him:
“But without faith it is impossible to please God, for
it is necessary for the one approaching God to believe that He is, and that He becomes
a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 EMTV).
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives to
all generously and without reproach, and it shall be given to him. But
let him ask in faith, doubting nothing, for he that doubts is like a
wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that
man suppose that he shall receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:5-7 EMTV).
“But, the one doubting, if he eats, he has been condemned, because
it is not of faith; and all that is not of faith is sin” (Romans
Devils are playing with you, as a cat plays with a mouse.
Another person wrote to Hall and Joan in 2009 and included my letter,
hoping for a reply. There was none, as with my sending. These people
are fearful and withdrawn, which isn’t a trademark of God’s
work, but of man’s. Therefore they have good reason for their insecurity.