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False Teachers Exposed

“They’re a sorry bunch--pseudo-apostles, lying preachers, crooked workers--posing as Christ’s agents but sham to the core. And no wonder! Satan does it all the time, dressing up as a beautiful angel of light. So it shouldn’t surprise us when his servants masquerade as servants of God. But they’re not getting by with anything. They’ll pay for it in the end” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 MSG).

This list is not meant to be an exhaustive one. What is important is that one learns to discern truth from error.

“Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God, and him who does not serve Him” (Malachi 3:18 MKJV).

Click HERE or scroll down to the list of false teachers.

What is a false teacher and how does one qualify for this list?

No person rightfully takes upon himself the role of a teacher or any other ministry of God without God’s power and authority. In a world full of teachers, preachers, elders, deacons, speakers, writers, evangelists, pastors, prophets, and apostles, rare are the true ministers representing the Lord Jesus Christ. Many are the false, and very few the true, even as in Noah’s day.

False teachers are those who presume to teach in their own authority (as did the scribes), often in the Name of the Lord, when He has not sent them. Though they have knowledge of Biblical truths, they are, at best, in delusion, presuming to turn others to the Kingdom of God when, in fact, they are building the corrupt kingdoms of men. At worst, they are deliberate charlatans, seeking to deceive, steal, kill, and destroy, using Biblical truths to do so.

Though false teachers lead astray, the Biblical truths they teach can lead to Christ those whom God has called and is choosing. The truth quickens those being given the gift of faith. However, faith manifest in the one who receives the truth does not certify as God’s representative the one who speaks some truth. The child of faith who walks in obedience to Christ will soon enough part ways with those who mix truth with error.

This is God’s commandment:

“Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18 MKJV).

False teachers mix the holy things of God with their carnal thoughts, creating a false form of godliness. They can’t do otherwise, because they haven’t taken up the cross and submitted themselves to Christ’s righteousness. They are still in their sin nature, living unto themselves, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.

And because false teachers haven’t submitted themselves to Christ’s righteousness, they can’t lead others there. A false teacher is one who may speak truth, yet points his hearers in another direction.

An example of this would be that of a “Tijuana taxi,” or any predator of tourists who says, “Yes, I know exactly where such-and-such a place is, and I’ll take you there. On the way, I’ll tell you all you want to know about it. Please, get in.”

Guess what? He gets you there after a half-hour drive, but didn’t tell you it was only a block away from where you began with him. Meanwhile he charges you for the time or mileage.

And though he filled you in on what the place is all about, what he doesn’t, can’t, and won’t tell you is that you need a membership to enter. He drops you off at the gate, and you find out your trip was for naught.

Isn’t that just like the churches and spiritual leaders one encounters in a multiplicity of places and forms? They have truth, and they may even get you into the wedding feast, but never with a wedding garment.

Therefore, while the truth spoken is to be believed (no matter who speaks it or what affiliation the speaker may have), false teachers are not to be followed. Teachers sent of God are to be followed, as with the example given by the apostle Paul, who said by the Spirit, “Become followers of me, even as I am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). A false teacher leads into the emptiness of self-righteousness and death, but a true teacher leads to the fullness of Christ and life.

See also Diabolical Doctrines, The True Marks of a Cult, and Teachings. Indeed, our entire website will help you to forsake the error and to walk in the path of truth.

Summaries with Links
(organized according to last name)

A-F          G-Q          R-Z

Ramirez, John:

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire          [PDF Version]

A man comes out of Satanism to embrace a profession of faith in the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Wonderful! But what if his profession is in vain because he continues to follow Satan, except now transformed into an angel of light? Better not to take the Name of God upon oneself, if His fruits of righteousness aren’t forthcoming. The Lord does not hold such guiltless.

Ratliff, Mike:

Unmasking the Murderer's Disciple           [PDF Version]

Many think that false teachers are false because they teach false doctrines. That is not so. They teach false doctrines because they are false. Like the Pharisees, they may also teach true ones, but these are only window dressing. In the gospels we see that the Lord Jesus Christ addressed the person and not the persona, the face and not the mask. We do the same here in the Name and power of the Lord with Mike Ratliff, exposing the treacherous spirit behind his “Christian” teacher facade. His friends get to see it and hear about it, too. Make no mistake, we are dealing with the synagogue of Satan.

Refiner's Fire, The:

The “Shai-ster” - A Spiritual Varmint          [PDF Version]

Here we have the classic Pharisee praying apart from the publican (Luke 18). Shai is the consummate shyster, which means liar, thief, and scoundrel. “The Refiner’s Fire” is home to self-righteous vermin, cockroaches that feed in darkness who flee when the Light is turned on. So it is with all who think to exalt themselves when the Lord comes in His saints. The fire is turned on them.

Restrepo, Marino:

True Guilt by Association          [PDF Version]

Want to know what a teacher is all about? Look at his affiliations.

Rima, Samuel D.:

A “Doctor of Ministry” is offended by our posting on how the Lord exposed Billy Graham, which in turn exposes the doctor to the truth about God and himself.

John, proud director of The Trinity Foundation, asks why he needs to hear the Truth. Can you see why? Blessed are you if you can.

Roberts, Oral:

The Bottom of the Barrel: A Motley Crew of Demonic Mockers
[PDF Version]

“But evil men and seducers will go forward to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13 MKJV). All manias end with a blow-off phase where all sense is abandoned, because people are given over to their lusts entirely. So we know that we are nearing the end of evil men and seducers when they laugh like devils and call that the worship of God.

Robida, Bruce:

Not Knowing the Scriptures nor the Power of God          [PDF Version]

How sure is a man in his knowledge! “I know; therefore I am!” It’s been this way ever since Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden Tree. The only way out of this state comes by faith and obedience, which allow men access to the Tree of Life and to become as He is in this world. Then it’s, “I am, therefore I know!”

We answer a Messianic preacher and publisher of The Gates of Eden newsletter, Daniel Botkin, regarding his teaching of the blasphemous doctrine of “eternal hell,” and show how this error is propagated by self-righteousness, fear, and, in his case, willful ignorance of the Word of God. Botkin appeals to the authority of Moishe Rosen, founder of Jews for Jesus, who is also addressed in his foolish argument.

Roth, Sid:

It’s Super-Slimy          [PDF Version]

Beware of enthusiastic spiritual salesmen who regale you with tales of power and supernatural events. They speak glowingly of Heaven, but represent the continuation of hell on earth, which is most reprehensible to the One Who laid down His life to deliver you from hell. “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men. For you neither go in, nor do you allow those entering to go in ” (Matthew 23:13 MKJV).

Rush, Dean:

C3 Church - Following the Prince of This World          [PDF Version]

The Lord, promising believers tribulation and the death of the cross, certainly seems cruel and undesirable next to Satan, who promises the glory of this world if you’ll follow him. C3 has opted for the latter in a big way, and we’re here to warn you about taking that wide road to destruction.

Russell, Charles:

Falsehood Exposed: Jehovah's Witnesses
(section)

What a peculiar thing that men should call themselves witnesses of the God they do not recognize or acknowledge. How, then, can they be His witnesses? We witness the truth to them in these correspondences, so that they might be delivered of this delusion.

Rutherford, Joseph:

Falsehood Exposed: Jehovah's Witnesses
(section)

What a peculiar thing that men should call themselves witnesses of the God they do not recognize or acknowledge. How, then, can they be His witnesses? We witness the truth to them in these correspondences, so that they might be delivered of this delusion.

Ryden, Vassula:

Demonic Inspiration          [PDF Version]

Those who do “automatic writing” are under the control of devilish spirits. God’s prophets are not so, but speak for Him with their conscious consent and participation: “And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets” (1 Corinthians 14:32 MKJV).

Samtur, Brian:

Serving Mammon in the Name of Yeshua (Jesus): And Caught by His Own Spam Filter           [PDF Version]

How sweet is Satan! Here we expose a lovely man who wouldn’t hurt a fly while destroying the world. How pernicious are the gracious and accepting ways of the evil one, the ultimate massager - “I’ll rub your back, and you’ll pay me for it later.” We live in a wicked age. Only the violently repentant will escape God’s wrath.

Sarmiento, Carlos:

The Disciple of a False Prophet Is One, Too          [PDF Version]

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.

Sauder, Tim:

‘People Aren’t Born Sinful’?          [PDF Version]

Just because you’re right about one thing doesn’t make you right about others or, more importantly, right with God. A man agrees with our conclusions about Calvin being false, but presents a cockeyed doctrine no less false or pernicious than Calvin’s, namely that people aren’t born sinful. “But death reigned from Adam …” (Romans 5:14 MKJV).

Schambach, R.W.:

Who’s Your Mentor?          [PDF Version]

Much can be said about a spiritual teacher by knowing who his mentor is. A disciple of the Dalai Lama teaches his variety of Buddhism, and the disciple of a counterfeit Christian teaches his brand of counterfeit Christianity. Where do you expect that will take you? “A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruits, nor can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit” (Matthew 7:18 MKJV).

Schnoebelen, Bill:

Different Flavors of the Same Poison          [PDF Version]

These two teachers bear little resemblance to one another superficially in what they preach and do, but underneath it’s the same spirit of the prince of this world at work, giving the people the illusion of choice.

Schuller, Robert:

Crystal Is Breakable: Man's Positive Thinking Shatters          [PDF Version]

What does it mean when one of man’s most splendid religious works, built by the power of positive thinking, goes deeply into debt and is abandoned by its creditors? Didn’t God say that those who believe and obey (positive doing) will be the lenders (givers) and not the borrowers (takers)? Wisdom has much to say to those who have ears to hear.

Scott, Buff Jr.:

His Reformation Crumbling at Christ’s Appearing          [PDF Version]

You can come out of the church systems of men, but that doesn’t mean the works of men have come out of you. Buff Scott is the perfect example, a preacher who fancies himself “The Reformer” of men’s artificial churches because he doesn’t belong to a religious group. Yet without being born again into the Church of God, all Buff does is rearrange the deck chairs of the Titanic. See what happens when he runs into the Iceberg of Truth.

Servant, David:

Ministers of Mammon: Gathered and Bundled          [PDF Version]

Ministers of Christ never come asking for money, even implicitly or by indirect means. The children of this world who appear as ministers of Christ invariably do, because they depend on man and not on God. They cloak their covetousness behind the needs of others, whom they advertise and promote as the recipients of their "godly" attention and your money. In this narrative, see how one spider catches three others in its money web, for evil, and how the Lord catches all of them for the fire, for good.

Shaparenko, Gene:

Gene (aquatechnology.net) has made it his personal mission to “expose” us over the last few years. We now post what he has not: our correspondences, in context and in full, for instruction in truth and righteousness. What is exposed is how the religious behave in enmity towards God and man, all the while claiming to love.

Sheridan, Dan:

When confronted on the evils of his partner, Martin Zender, Dan Sheridan is proven to be his true companion, of like mind and spirit, by mocking the Scriptures and the words of the Lord Jesus Christ, Whom he pretends to serve. How amazing is the contradiction of religious sinners who have form of godliness, but deny the power thereof! Let all be warned:

“Whoever walks with wise people will be wise, but whoever associates with fools will suffer” (Proverbs 13:20 GW).

Having heard the good news that all will be made alive in Christ, the Universalists have run ahead of themselves lawlessly, preaching an end, while leaving behind the Means. Without repentance and submission to the will of God in Christ Jesus, the End never comes, but instead we have many deceived and wounded souls who are heaping torments on themselves for the days to come.

Gary Sigler, the author of the article addressed in "The Deadly Error of the Universalists," replies and we answer him regarding the difference between presumption of grace, and true grace demonstrated by works of faith. One is anti-Christ, while the other is Christ.

Siljander, Mark:

Mark Siljander’s Deadly Misunderstanding          [PDF Version]

Former US Congressman and “evangelical Christian” Siljander has written a book proposing that concern in the West about Islam's intentions is a misunderstanding because we share a common belief in the same God, according to the Bible and Koran. Nothing could be further from the truth, which we demonstrate in our correspondence with Mark, who never believed in the God of the Bible according to His definition of belief.

Skolfield, Ellis:

This minister prays only for those Muslims who will turn to Christ. For those who have rejected the Son of God, he sees no hope. Yet the prophet says that we have all turned our faces from Him. Jesus said that no man could come to Him unless the Father draws him. Therefore, there is hope for all men because God can, and will, turn them, in His time:

“The Lord does not delay concerning His promise, as some reckon slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9 EMTV).

Slick, Matt:

Kirk Cameron uses Matt Slick's article to back up his use of the diabolical doctrine of eternal hell to scare people into the Kingdom. Of course, people enter the Kingdom through faith and patience in tribulation, and not through intimidation and scare tactics.

Søndergaard, Torben:

Can one reform what is anti-Christ? Is that which is highly esteemed among men acceptable with God? Does the demonstration of power and miracles change men's hearts? Does a ritual like water baptism? Torben Søndergaard believes and behaves as if these things are so, and many are duped by his sincerity.

Smith, Joseph:

Here is a collection of letters that deal with the works, tenets, and beliefs of those adhering to that presumptuous and fanciful false religion called Mormonism.

Smith, L. Ray:

Trying to Make Bread Without Flour          [PDF Version]

Can a man who is still at enmity with God effectually present the reconciliation of all things through Jesus Christ? He can talk about it, but unless he walks in it, he is only transmitting knowledge. Those who follow him, thinking they are being fed from the Tree of Life, are tragically misled, as is the teacher himself. It takes the advent of Light to expose the disparity between having doctrine and having the Reality.

L. Ray Smith's Faulty Interpretation of the Rich Man and Lazarus
[PDF Version]

Has anyone heard or known of a Biblical parable, particularly in the Gospels, which has created even nearly as much controversy and confusion as has this one of Lazarus and the rich man? There is good reason for it. The parable is not of God, but of clever, mischievous men. Herein we present the interpretation of yet another writer, who is among millions or perhaps billions of people taken in by the allegation that it is true and, moreover, that Jesus Christ Himself authored it. We identify some of the contradictions L. Ray Smith presents in his interpretation and defense of the story and address them.

Lip Service Doesn’t Fulfill the Law          [PDF Version]

It’s not right doctrine or the Law that saves us, but the Lord Jesus Christ within, Who makes us a living testimony of both doctrine and the Law. “I tell you, then, that you will be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven only if you are more faithful than the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees in doing what God requires” (Matthew 5:20 GNB).

Solbrekken, Max:

Canada's Own False Evangelist          [PDF Version]

Max Solbrekken has presumed to be the greatest, if not the only, evangelist Canada has ever produced. He is neither; and he doesn't even have the "honor" of being the only false evangelist from Canada. Not that Canada should be blamed for such fruit.

Men who name their ministries after themselves and put themselves in the spotlight are liars and thieves, every last one of them. Men who call their works after the abominable and devastating Crusades of the Catholic Church are not only liars and thieves, but murderers. Men who wear clerical collars are pretentious "ministers" of God, carnal in all respects. Men who call themselves "Reverend" are usurpers of the glory of God.

Max is another false gospel-mongering soul-breaker whose end is just in God's sight.

An Unclean Bottom-Feeder: Denies Christ Comes in the Flesh
[PDF Version]

Those who believe in Jesus Christ feed off of His flesh and blood, while the religious who seek their own fame and glory will feed on any vile lie they can find, if it serves their purposes. Here we see how Max Solbrekken went bottom-feeding and got caught in a trap, exposing himself as a liar and false teacher, again.

Somers, Bill:

Not a Martyr of God          [PDF Version]

Bill Somers has a site that promotes false teachers and religious confusion. He also presents the notion that it is a waste for Christians to die other than as martyrs. He is right that a Christian needs to lay down his or her life, but not in the way he means. It is this essential element of true Christianity that he lacks.

Spiro, Ken:

Misrepresenting the God of Israel          [PDF Version]

“Rabbi” Ken Spiro presents himself as a teacher of the Tenach (Old Testament), yet perverts it by changing the words and meaning of Its Author. Walking in the fear of man, he paints a politically correct picture of God’s instructions to Israel while trying to justify himself and the nation in their present unbelief. In these letters the ways of unbelief, and the false notions of God on which they are predicated, are exposed and destroyed by the Light of Israel’s Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Spong, John Shelby:

Here is a popular teacher of men who is held up to us the true representation of Christianity. Yet as one who condemns the mindset of religious institutions, he also speaks on their authority, going by the title “The Right Reverend Bishop Spong.” A house divided does not stand.

Spriggs, Eugene:

The Twelve Tribes

Many groups claim to be God’s people, but few claim to be actually creating His Kingdom on earth now. The Twelve Tribes have put their money where their mouths are, so to speak, by creating communities that encompass all aspects of life. Surely God’s Kingdom does no less. So why are they in our false section? Validity depends on why and how, not what you do. There is God’s work, and there is man’s imitation. The Tribes are the latter.

Spurgeon, Charles H.:

Segment in Making Sport of Holy Things

They call him the “Prince of Preachers,” but the truth is, Spurgeon is the Hero of Self-righteous Religious Bigots.

Staley, Jim:

A Rootless Tree          [PDF Version]

Many experiencing the emptiness of vain religious profession today are ripe for being sold a beautiful solution of going back to the “Christian” or “Hebrew Roots.” If only you observe the proper form of religion, you will be as believers of old and Jewish as well, your works proving you’re a flesh and blood member of the “lost” tribes of Israel. What security for a season - until you find out that flesh and form never connect you to the True Tree and Foundation, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Stanley, Charles:

Nice ‘n Easy, Certified ‘n Deadly           [PDF Version]

A man of God doesn’t charm and impress people, because he isn’t sent by God to win friends for himself. He is sent to show men their sins and their need to be friends with the Lord from Heaven. The ministers of men, on the other hand, make people comfortable being religious while remaining part of this world that perishes.

Stetson, Eric:

Theoretical Salvation Is No Salvation          [PDF Version]

Jesus Christ paid for the redemption of every sinner, and will collect on what is rightfully His. It’s a done deal. Enter those who, upon hearing this Good News, presume they have the sonship and redemption of God while still in their unregenerate state and sin. Their philosophical talk about Christ doesn’t hide their state - it only exposes it.

Stevenson, Bill (“Bible Lover Bill”):

Blind Bibliolatry          [PDF Version]

Idolaters see what they want and don’t see anything that contradicts their chosen delusions. Here is an interesting scenario wherein you can see the contrast between two men who both report receiving the Spirit of Christ in January of 1975, one who is an idolater and the other a worshipper of God.

Steyn, Frank:

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense          [PDF Version]
(This one is not good, just offensive)

How self-serving are the churches of men! Here is a prime example from the SDAs that demonstrates how they will justify a wretched scoundrel rather than admit that the glorious image they maintain of themselves is a sham. The Seventh Day Adventist Church is no different than the Catholic Church it so severely criticizes for not keeping the Sabbath. Don’t let doctrines deceive you, the fruits tell the whole story.

Swaggart, Jimmy:

Deceived and Deceiving          [PDF Version]

Knowing whether someone is false isn’t as important as being able to tell how they are false. Would you like to be able to do that? Come to the Truth, and you’ll learn how. The works and teachings of God, as recounted in the Scriptures, are a sure light to expose the false works of men. Come see His guidelines, as He has given us to lay them out for your sake.

Sweet, Leonard:

What the Lord Has to Say About “A Jesus Manifesto”          [PDF Version]

“And the Word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision” (1 Samuel 3:1 KJV). There are many religious proclamations and initiatives to be found everywhere today, but what does the Lord say? The “Jesus” of this manifesto waits on your imaginative input and will to come to life, but we wait on the Jesus Christ of Scripture, Who is seated on the throne of God and rules over all. Here we shout what He has whispered in our ears. “The Lord GOD has spoken. Who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8 HNV)

Sweetman, Dean & Jill:

C3 Church - Following the Prince of This World          [PDF Version]

The Lord, promising believers tribulation and the death of the cross, certainly seems cruel and undesirable next to Satan, who promises the glory of this world if you’ll follow him. C3 has opted for the latter in a big way, and we’re here to warn you about taking that wide road to destruction.

Thomas, Al:

False preachers of Christ preach a socially acceptable gospel, giving lip service to His Name while despising Him and His ways. This correspondence is a perfect example of the conflict the false have with the true. Al condemns the unsolicited preaching of Christ because he is out to please men, not God. Christ comes to please God, not men, which is how He saves them, by God’s righteousness and not man’s.

Thurman, Robert:

There are so many people who believe the lie that Christ is but one of many ways to God. They believe that the major religions of the world are in agreement and harmony with Christ and the Bible. There is nothing farther from the truth. Herein is addressed Buddhism in particular, with reference to the philosophical assertions of Deepak Chopra and Robert Thurman.

Timmons, Tim:

Jesus Minus the Cross          [PDF Version]

One can readily ditch conventional religion while claiming to be following “Jesus Plus Nothing.” That’s easy. Taking up the cross is hard, even impossible except by God’s grace. And without taking up the cross and dying to self, the corruption within will continue to manifest and devastate the deluded soul.

Tolle, Eckhart:

Oprah Winfrey and Her Guru, Eckhart Tolle          [PDF Version]

Oprah has a genius for creating programs and entertainment that makes people care about the things she cares about. Her enthusiasm is infectious, her expertise in using media unquestionable. Does this ability and passion equate to being right? Of course not - not any more than it does for anyone who doesn’t have a TV program with millions of viewers. So when Oprah takes to disputing the Lord Jesus Christ (not religion, but Him and His actual Words), it’s a slam dunk that she’s wrong. This article shows precisely how.

Tongol, Joshua:

Making Friends with the World: Another Gospel that Preserves the Flesh           [PDF Version]

Joshua Tongol is a hip young preacher with sincerity and enthusiasm for “superabounding grace,” which is, in reality, a false gospel that leaves out the crucial elements of faith and obedience through the cross. That’s where one finds the grace of God in Christ, not in our own hearts or ability to love, as Joshua teaches. He is putting his own name in lights, not glorifying the Light of all men.

“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me” (John 12:32 KJV).

Those who lift up themselves draw all men to themselves. So it goes with a baker’s dozen of Tongol’s personal endorsers, who are also false teachers, because they glorify man and the flesh that Christ came to crucify.

A Crossless Gospel          [PDF Version]

One in agreement with Joshua Tongol tries to explain her spiritual philosophy that is in harmony with his, which is basically that we need to focus on “grace” and not on what God requires of us. But we discovered the true grace of God in Christ only when we focused on what He required of us, and how the lawless hate to hear that!

Torell, John:

The Path of the Destroyer          [PDF Version]

A believer thought she had found sound teaching in John Torell, but discovered otherwise when she entered a greater hell than she had ever known, with no hope or deliverance from God. Such are the ways of false religion, which can appear so noble and true, yet are corrupt and ruinous, as Jesus said to its promoters: “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” (Matthew 23:27 MKJV).

Travesser, Michael:

Travesser the Transgressor          [PDF Version]

Almost seven years ago we met a man claiming to be the Messiah. He went by the name of “Michael Travesser,” the assumed name of Wayne Bent, the same person that was in the news as the “leader of an apocalyptic cult” arrested in New Mexico on unspecified charges. There is talk of child molestation, which Bent denies, though he does admit to having slept with three of his followers’ wives, including his son’s, at the direction of God and the instigation of the women. (“The man said, ‘The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate’” Genesis 3:12 HNV – only these were not the women God gave to Wayne.)

While it is easy to dismiss such antics as those of a delusional sociopath, people who have tried talking to Wayne and his followers have found themselves unable to effectively argue against their delusion. In this string of correspondence, we show Wayne how he is wrong according to the Scriptures he used to justify his sins, while exposing his arrogant, wrongheaded manner for all to see.

Trimm, Cindy:

The “Empowerment Specialist”          [PDF Version]

It’s a competitive marketplace for the false teachers of this world, and if one wants to get ahead, they will need to make an impression. Out comes the resume with extravagant language to show you just what an accomplished and capable person you have before you, but the Lord is nowhere to be seen.

Trumpet Call of God (“Timothy” Rathbun):

A Spiritual Madman          [PDF Version]

This is indeed an evil day. The rot of degeneration beginning with those professing to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ has created a rich medium that fosters many spiritual aberrations and presumptuous perversions. “Timothy” and his “Trumpet Call of God” is one such example.

Tutu, Desmond:

A Moralizing and Vile Little Man          [PDF Version]

There isn’t a more disgusting creature on earth than the one who lectures people about being just before God while promoting the reign of evildoers and spreading lawlessness. Meet Desmond Tutu.

Uda, Joan:

Preaching the Gospel of False Love          [PDF Version]

Joan got Kurt Vonnegut’s advice bungled, and ended up becoming a phony minister of Christ. The false gospel she took on and preached, “He who loves father or mother loves God,” is so very different than the one Jesus Christ preaches, “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me.” The narrow way of God is not understood or admired by the world and its religions, so strange it is to man’s thinking and ways! But for those who come out, how wonderful the freedom of His perfect love!

Vander Toorn, David:

Sabbath “Lunartarians”          [PDF Version]

The more loony the idea, the more credibility some think to have by championing it.

Veith, Walter:

Eat the Good; Discern the Bad          [PDF Version]

Someone sent us a video link of Walter Veith’s preaching of SDA doctrine, declaring they got “the Sabbath correct.” There is a world of difference, however, between teaching the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week and representing its essence and truth. Veith’s doctrine and practice are antithetical to the Sabbath, being filled with men’s works in self-serving fairy tales about Christ, Satan, and man. There is nothing fit for consumption for one on the wholesome walk of truth, except in the glorious exposure of Veith’s and the SDA’s lies.

Vinson, Mike:

Lip Service Doesn’t Fulfill the Law          [PDF Version]

It’s not right doctrine or the Law that saves us, but the Lord Jesus Christ within, Who makes us a living testimony of both doctrine and the Law. “I tell you, then, that you will be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven only if you are more faithful than the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees in doing what God requires” (Matthew 5:20 GNB).

Viola, Frank:

What the Lord Has to Say About “A Jesus Manifesto”          [PDF Version]

“And the Word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision” (1 Samuel 3:1 KJV). There are many religious proclamations and initiatives to be found everywhere today, but what does the Lord say? The “Jesus” of this manifesto waits on your imaginative input and will to come to life, but we wait on the Jesus Christ of Scripture, Who is seated on the throne of God and rules over all. Here we shout what He has whispered in our ears. “The Lord GOD has spoken. Who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8 HNV)

Vujicic, Nick:

No Arms, No Legs, a Miracle?          [PDF Version]

Here is an amazing fellow and story, which is sure to affect most anyone who hears it. The question we examine is whether Nick’s is a work of God’s resurrection power in Christ or of man’s power as granted under God’s sovereignty working all things, good and evil.

Walden, Franklin:

Teaching Baal Worship          [PDF Version]

The ancient pagan gods and their worship services have never gone away - they have only been hidden under the name and presumed worship of God. So the Lord showed me at a Franklin Walden church service in 1980.

Who Heals and Gets the Glory?          [PDF Version]

A woman bitterly denounces our posting on Walden because she was healed through his prayer. Did that happen because Walden was a man of God, or through faith in the Name of the One Walden presumed to represent? Didn’t Jesus say that many would do many wonderful works through His Name, yet He didn’t know them (Matthew 7)? The truth is only found hateful when people worship man rather than God.

Walsch, Neale Donald:

Neale Donald Walsch has stormed the world with his book, Conversations With God. How amazing that when God speaks, nobody listens, but when devils speak, everybody listens! (The Bible calls it “the mystery of iniquity.”) Victor replies to someone who has taken another road to fulfillment, a tragic one, and who, at the time he responded, believed Walsch’s experiences and declarations to be legitimate in God’s sight.

Warnock, George:

“I Will Make Your Heaven Like Iron”          [PDF Version]

God did not hear George Warnock’s prayers. Why? When God sent a man to speak to him, George would not listen. When a man doesn’t listen, it is because he is proud, but when God doesn’t hear, it is to break the pride of man’s power.

Warren, Rick:

What are we to make of Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life? Is this a book and teaching that can help you live a useful and fulfilling life as a follower of Jesus Christ, preparing you for eternity? Those are its implied and stated objectives. We show how this is not true in the least! Rick doesn’t know what he is talking about, because he doesn’t know the One of Whom he speaks.

How Deceptive the Appearance          [PDF Version]

False teachers have come saying many true things and do many fine looking, impressive works, even with great sincerity. Great is man’s power of faith in what he believes, even if it is false. That’s why the Lord said, “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders; so much so that, if it were possible, they would deceive even the elect” (Matthew 24:24 MKJV).

Washer, Paul:

Showboating for Baal          [PDF Version]

The Lord said not to judge by appearance precisely because people like Paul Washer come preaching in His Name, all decked out and giving impassioned performances. Washer’s zeal is not to lift up Christ as Lord, but to lift up man (himself) as Lord. His preaching and example teach men that fleshly zeal and presumption of godliness make up true godliness. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Watchman Fellowship:

A spokesman (Bob) for the Watchman Fellowship rebukes us for not being partakers of the church systems of this world or their ways. His organization declares that its mission is to protect Christians from cults, but, being deeply entrenched in the false works of men themselves, they only serve to strengthen the hands of the wicked, and condemn true disciples of Christ for not following their destructive ways.

Bob is offended by our replies and the promise of God for the salvation for the whole world through Christ. He says we deserve none of his time. We contrast his attitude, words, and works with those of the Lord.

Watt, Jim:

A Cloud Without Water          [PDF Version]

It does not cease to amaze us how the prophets and teachers of darkness are all equally without substance, no matter how much they know, how experienced, how religious, or how old they may be. They are all the same - empty clouds promising rain and providing not a drop – and the older they get, the drier. They are altogether presumptuous, self-willed, proud, incorrigible, implacable, arrogant, and worse than worthless in all their ways.

Weinland, Ronald:

Ronald Weinland – Son of Armstrong: The Fruit Does Not Fall Far from the Tree          [PDF Version]

It is predictable that the spirit and works of Herbert W. Armstrong would spawn someone like Ronald Weinland, a man making many bold claims in the delusion that he is God’s last prophet and one of His two witnesses. Armstrong behaved similarly and the Law of God says that like produces like. The Lord Almighty says to those snared in such works, “Come out from the midst of them and be separated...Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters” (2 Corinthians 6:17-18 EMTV). In this paper we differentiate between the clean and unclean, what is of the Father and what is of men.

Wells, David F.:

Selling Snake Oil         [PDF Version]

Most often false teachers who come in the Name of Christ proclaim they agree with the Bible, from which they preach. But in reality they don’t agree, not with the Spirit of its Author. They substitute their own doctrines that confuse and lead people away from the Truth to worshipping false gods that destroy, rather than save. This is Alistair Begg and David F. Wells.

Welton, Jonathan:

A Teacher of What?         [PDF Version]

The apostle Paul declared: “To this I am ordained a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie), a teacher of the nations, in faith and truth” (1 Timothy 2:7 MKJV). Then there are teachers like Jonathan Welton, who mix truth and error as they teach you knowledge of spiritual things, not the faith of Christ in truth. The knowledge of spiritual things isn’t the same at all as the knowledge of Jesus Christ through a personal relationship with Him as Lord, the only way to know Him as Savior.

White, Ellen G.:

Does proclaiming the seventh day as the Sabbath, even naming yourself after this true gift from God, make you right with Him? Did not the Pharisees have the right day, too? Adventists, despite what they think, are just another sectarian group teaching self-righteousness and divisiveness over doctrine.

White, James:

The Forgotten God         [PDF Version]

A doctor of theology writes The Forgotten Trinity, seeking to return the religious masses distracted with new-fangled fads to wholehearted worship of this abominable idol. But putting a new shine on ancient heresies doesn’t make them any less lies; a polished turd is still a turd. A doctorate of theology is only a deceitful cloak over the man of sin, presuming to dissect the One True God he has never seen or known into lifeless pieces. How murderous!

White, Lew:

Paul confronts Lew on his stance of calling into question the use of the Name of Jesus Christ instead of the original Hebrew, and counters Lew’s opinion that men of God are to never accept money from the flock with personal experience of tithing. It is pointed out to Lew that walking in knowledge is not the same as walking in the Truth.

Victor shares his spiritual beginnings with Lew White, the author of Fossilized Customs, relating also how the Lord taught him to tithe, contrary to Lew’s teaching. Lew explains the reasoning behind his teaching, which Victor effectively answers, showing that the problem is an internal one for Lew, and not with God’s teaching found in the Scriptures.

White, Paula:

Know the True to See the False          [PDF Version]

“Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good” (Isaiah 7:15 KJV). When the Lord is your Shepherd, He feeds you with spiritual food that enlightens the eyes and opens the senses. He causes you to know what is good and acceptable, contrasted with what is evil and rejected. And then you won’t follow the voice of strangers, like Paula White.

White, Todd:

Different Flavors of the Same Poison          [PDF Version]

These two teachers bear little resemblance to one another superficially in what they preach and do, but underneath it’s the same spirit of the prince of this world at work, giving the people the illusion of choice.

The False Gospel of Todd White          [PDF Version]

How can we find a man wrong who preaches repentance and the cross of Jesus Christ? He’s wrong because he preaches a false repentance and illegitmate representation of the cross, coming from a false Jesus conceived by man. Here we show a defender of Todd White how Todd perverts the words of the Bible and creates a false spiritual life for himself and his followers.

Wiese, Bill:

A Divine Revelation of Hell Debunked          [PDF Version]

An Outstanding Illustration of Orthodox Christianity's Most Blasphemous Doctrine

With Direct Applications to the False Visions of BILL WIESE and ANGELICA ZAMBRANO

The fire of God is good. Here it obliterates the most egregious of lies ever told about the Lord Jesus Christ. Mary Baxter, working from the platform of orthodox Christian doctrine, has served up a sensational tale of a personal tour of hell chaperoned by the Lord. This presents us with the perfect springboard for exposing the absurd and wicked notions of false Christianity.

Wigglesworth, Smith:

Playing God Instead of Trusting Him          [PDF Version]

Here are two spiritual giants of human willpower, attempting to be Christian by great works and sacrifices that come to naught.

Wiggs, Evan:

Ministers of Mammon: Gathered and Bundled          [PDF Version]

Ministers of Christ never come asking for money, even implicitly or by indirect means. The children of this world who appear as ministers of Christ invariably do, because they depend on man and not on God. They cloak their covetousness behind the needs of others, whom they advertise and promote as the recipients of their "godly" attention and your money. In this narrative, see how one spider catches three others in its money web, for evil, and how the Lord catches all of them for the fire, for good.

Wilkerson, David:

A Captive of Babylon and His Clone          [PDF Version]

Men of God don’t spawn clones, but men do. The tragedy of David Wilkerson is that he had received some truths from God, but he chose the favor of men over the praise of God. He remained in the corrupt systems of men that he sought to reform, without success because he wasn’t reformed himself. His legacy is Carter Conlon, a preacher who never even came close to God.

Wimber, John:

The Bottom of the Barrel: A Motley Crew of Demonic Mockers
[PDF Version]

“But evil men and seducers will go forward to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13 MKJV). All manias end with a blow-off phase where all sense is abandoned, because people are given over to their lusts entirely. So we know that we are nearing the end of evil men and seducers when they laugh like devils and call that the worship of God.

Winfrey, Oprah:

Oprah Winfrey and Her Guru, Eckhart Tolle          [PDF Version]

Oprah has a genius for creating programs and entertainment that makes people care about the things she cares about. Her enthusiasm is infectious, her expertise in using media unquestionable. Does this ability and passion equate to being right? Of course not - not any more than it does for anyone who doesn’t have a TV program with millions of viewers. So when Oprah takes to disputing the Lord Jesus Christ (not religion, but Him and His actual Words), it’s a slam dunk that she’s wrong. This article shows precisely how.

Wojtyla, Karol (The Catholic Church):

Hear what happened after the death of one of the most widely loved and revered persons in all the earth. The false have been loved and the true have been hated, but each has his reward waiting for him.

Wolpe, David:

Contending for the Jewish Faith          [PDF Version]

Everyone knows that the Jewish people are a race, but what constitutes being a Jew spiritually? There is no consensus among the Jews themselves (religious or otherwise) regarding their beliefs, so who gets to decide the matter? A prominent rabbi in the US presumes his definition of Judaism is authentic and indignantly declares that anyone who comes to believe in Jesus (Yeshua) as Messiah doesn’t remain a Jew. Oh yeah?

Wommack, Andrew:

God Is Sovereign: Man Is Presumptuous          [PDF Version]

A religious person asks Paul to comment on Andrew Wommack’s sermon that argues against God’s sovereignty (His determination of all things). Why do people oppose this truth? Because they presume to be in charge themselves, and wield their religious convictions as the power of God to accomplish what they will. This is seen with Wommack, and the one who follows his teaching.

Faith in Christ, Not in Wommack          [PDF Version]

The children of God don’t judge false teachers by their signs and wonders (if they have any), but by their fruits. The religious children of this world judge by signs and wonders, and are taken in, because their confidence isn’t in the Living God. They believe Pharaoh’s magicians and are drowned, following Pharaoh into the sea.

Wood, Stacy & Pamla:

There is a false gospel that says that God loves everyone, which is true, and that He has put away sin in Christ, which is also true, and that if you confess these things you are already saved, which is decidedly untrue. Saying it is so does not make it so, but by faith and obedience. Otherwise, as proponents of this gospel practice, lawlessness is called grace, and accepting lawlessness is called love. One such proponent was Stacy Wood of Promised Seed Ministries, with whom we corresponded about the true love of God that leads to salvation and life.

Worthington, Hall & Joan:

Listening to the Anti-Christ Within          [PDF Version]

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.

Yancey, Philip:

Condemned by Man’s Grace: A Critique of What’s So Amazing about Grace?           [PDF Version]

A neighbor left me with a book with which he was impressed. It was Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing About Grace? It is helpful to point out that my neighbor has no desire for, or interest in, the Scriptures, true faith, and least of all, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Truth. He and his wife, who are Catholic, aren’t the least interested in anything I have to say concerning God. Yet apparently they esteem Yancey’s book as inspiring and godly. I red it; Yancey in all his delusion has nothing to do with Jesus Christ, except to misrepresent Him and give the common vile definition of grace we see abounding everywhere in nominal Christendom.

Young, William Paul:

The Sugar-Coated Shack          [PDF Version]

Paul Young constructs a shack built on the shifting sands of man's thoughts passed off as “theology,” whereas God builds His House on the Sure Foundation of Truth in Jesus Christ, His Son. There is no compatibility or comparison.

Zacharias, Ravi:

Worldly Word Wresters          [PDF Version]

False teachers who preach Jesus Christ don’t resemble Him at all. They may talk about Him, but they look like the world, appealing to its credentials and ways in order to attract converts and followers. It’s a twisted bait and switch where you get what you want, but not what you need.

Zambrano Mora, Angelica:

An Alleged Visit to Heaven and Hell          [PDF Version]

The works of men try to outdo one another by making a greater sensational splash. Now Angelica Zambrano makes her grandiose entrance into the Heaven and Hell visitation sweepstakes, with much at stake. For her, she can become famous and well-supported. For you, you can believe outrageous lies that bring the real torments of Hell to those who believe the false and satanic Christ she presents.

Zender, Martin:

The self-proclaimed “World’s Most Outspoken Bible Scholar” professes to have all the answers for “freedom-seekers,” but the only freedom he imparts is from God’s ways and His righteousness. He has mistaken carnal knowledge of the Scriptures for Life, feeding others the bitterness and cynicism he labels “theotainment.” While rejecting the illegitimate church systems of men, he has more importantly rejected the Lord Jesus Christ, wrongly equating being anti-church with being Christian. He ridicules the ridiculous and the holy alike, making no distinction because he cannot see any, but we have come to make them known in the Light of all men.

Return to Zender – The Fruit of His Doings          [PDF Version]

The Scriptures say to mark the perfect man and note the upright, for his end is peace (Psalm 37:37). It is safe to follow such a one. But it isn’t safe to follow a mocker and scorner like Martin Zender, who reaps bitter fruits with the promise of more to come, because he hardens himself in evil. Woe to those who follow him.

The Destruction of an Idolater          [PDF Version]

Martin’s paradise is revealed to be hell when his idol turns on him. This is the fate of all wicked idolaters who love themselves while insisting they love and serve God, caught in their own trap of pride and seeking the praise of men.

The Wicked Despise Haters of Evil          [PDF Version]

My, how the wicked come to the defense of evildoers, not because they care about anyone or anything besides themselves – they are compelled to speak up for their own justification. The advent of light threatens their darkened hiding places. Here is what God says of them: “But these, as unreasoning natural brute animals having been born for capture and corruption, speak evil of the things that they do not understand. And they will utterly perish in their own corruption” (2 Peter 2:12 MKJV).

Zook, William:

A false apostle defends Benny Hinn and other charlatans because he, too, is a phony of the first order. While he proclaims himself to be a minister to people in need, he is found to be a liar who casts out Truth to protect his turf. He denies his hearers the only sure hope and so they perish, just as do Hinn’s, quite to the contrary of all those who come to Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Scriptures and in Truth.

Zopoula, Daniel:

A Blasphemous Charade          [PDF Version]

A visit to a local church leads to a unique correspondence, where you can see how the man of sin will huff and puff and bluff, without being able to convince or convict a man of God or those chosen and kept as His sheep. On the contrary, his magic not working on children of light, he is exposed as an empty sham, whose arrogance is his downfall.

 

For more false teachers, go to:

Enoch Adeboye thru Darwin Fish (A-F)

or:

Dave Geisler thru Apollo Quiboloy (G-Q)

 

 

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