Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Marino
True Guilt by Association
Want to know what a teacher
is all about? Look at his affiliations.
We are asked about Marino Restrepo:
What do you think of his testimony?
We hadn’t heard of Marino until your email. I googled his name
and see his testimony is rather long. If you want to hear what the Lord
thinks of his testimony and preaching, read our section on Catholicism.
Marino is espousing the primacy of the Catholic Church, and teaches
honoring its sacraments as of God and essential for salvation. Nothing
could be further from the truth, which tells you that Marino isn’t
serving the Truth, the Lord Jesus Christ. So who do you think he’s
serving when coming in the Name of the Lord?
“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising
themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises
himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants also
disguise themselves as servants of righteousness” (2 Corinthians
I also see that Marino purports to have been mystically transported
to Heaven and hell. We review others who publicize similar lying visions,
such as Mary Baxter: A
Divine Revelation of Hell Debunked: An Outstanding Illustration of Orthodox Christianity’s Most Blasphemous Doctrine and Angelica Zambrano: An
Alleged Visit to Heaven and Hell.
What did you think of Marino’s testimony, Ed, before reading these
writings, and what do you think afterwards?
We didn’t hear back from Ed.
Here’s a useful principle you can take away from this short entry:
If you’re wondering about the teachings of someone and don’t
find them listed on our site, check their affiliation and see if we haven’t
written about it, like Marino here with the Catholic Church.
If the person doesn’t have any obvious affiliation with an organization
or school of teaching, you can also see if they’re associated with
a person we’ve exposed. For example, we recently profiled someone who appeared on the Sid Roth show, all buddy-buddy with Sid. Any friend
of Sid’s isn’t a friend of the Lord. True men of God aren’t
unequally yoked with unbelieving “believers,” honoring them
while dishonoring the Lord.
Finally, if there aren’t any of the above associations to investigate
on our site, use The
True Marks of a Cult and Diabolical
sure guidelines to contrast with the teachings and behavior of the person
in question. If they don’t resemble the Lord and His servants in
the essential matters laid out there, it’s because they’re
not of His company and should be avoided by all lovers of Truth.