Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Nicol
Same Label, Different Contents
There is only one “Path
of Truth,” and His Name is the Lord Jesus Christ. Though many “paths
of truth” are claimed by men, The Path of Truth and way of
salvation is found only within the Son of Man, Mediator between God
and men. “The Lord is my Rock, and my Fortress, and my Deliverer.
The God Who is my Rock, in Him will I trust. He is my Shield, and
the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower, and my Refuge, my Savior” (2
Samuel 22:2-3 MKJV).
As have several others over the years, Kenneth wrote to us thinking
we were a different “Path of Truth.” Paul responded:
It appears you have us mixed up with an organization In South Africa,
started by Nicol Campbell, called “The School of Truth,” which
published a periodical some time ago called “The Path of Truth.”
We have no association whatsoever with Campbell’s organization,
though we have had correspondence with them because of similar confusion
on the part of others. I include that correspondence following this letter.
Let it be known by all that “The School of Truth” has nothing
to do with the Truth, the Lord Jesus Christ. Please share this with your
Here is our correspondence with “The School of Truth.” We
We received an email that quotes from your publication, “The Path
of Truth.” That is also the name of our website. Naturally we compared
the Path of Truth, Whom we personally know, to what is presented as your
path. There is a profound, diametrical difference. So which is true?
By the Spirit of God Who dwells in us, we will show you and all others
that your path is false.
I quote from your publication:
“The only true change and upliftment that
can take place in man and his world arises invisibly in the hearts
and minds of individuals
as they open themselves to eternal Self. From the beginning God-as-man
longs to come into expression. Heaven longs to come on earth.”
Now from the Word of God:
“There is none who understands; there is none who seeks God” (Romans
“And the disciples said to [Jesus], ‘Why do You speak to
them in parables?’ He answered and said to them, ‘Because
it is given to you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but
it is not given to them’” (Matthew 13:10-11 MKJV).
“And John answered and said, ‘A man can receive nothing
unless it is given to him from Heaven’” (John 3:27 MKJV).
God the Giver, not man, decides who has what, and when. How contrary
is this central fact of life to your gospel, which says, in essence, “Heaven
can do nothing unless a man opens himself to It.”
But Jesus said:
“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you
that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should
remain; that whatever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may
give it to you” (John 15:16 MKJV).
This is the true Gospel. God is in full control through His Son. All
false gospels such as yours have one thing in common: They all say you are in control; your destiny is in your own hands; God is within you
and at your disposal. But none of you has God within you because you
haven’t been born of Him through Jesus Christ, the Last Adam Who
is a life-giving Spirit. You operate under the soulish powers of the
Under Campbell’s direction, you’ve turned God into an impersonal
force, an undiscovered or untapped internal gold mine, which, when properly
accessed, grants every wish that is in “alignment with the universe.” This
is same old, same old “New Age” recycled heathen balderdash.
It is satanic self-aggrandizement, regardless of any appearance of humility
and talk of compliance with higher reality.
Satan comes as an angel of light to seduce men to eat from the Tree
of Knowledge, in order to be as God. They are enticed to serve themselves
by worshipping the prince of darkness in the high places he inhabits.
God’s servants are sent to destroy the works of the devil and pull
down his lofty strongholds:
“Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the world’s
rulers, of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in
high places” (Ephesians 6:11-12 MKJV).
The man of sin is very good at appearing humble, when he is permitted
to sit on his throne. God is no longer permitting that.
Campbell’s false gospel has done away with the stark reality of
man’s sin and his utter depravity and helplessness to overcome
it. Campbell has bypassed the blood and the cross, showing you another
way into the wedding feast, without procuring the clean wedding garment
that represents the righteousness of God. And by publishing his teachings,
you deny others the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and His cross – the
only way to receive and walk in the righteousness of God.
Of the Savior of all men, Campbell writes:
“The Presence of God was supremely manifest
in the man wearing sandals and coat without seam, whom his disciples
called ‘Master’ and
whom history knows as Jesus of Nazareth. So profound is the Master’s
example that many use the name Jesus-Christ for God’s presence
In humanity. Yet the Presence in the Master is available without
limitation in all people--- as they open their hearts and minds to It.” [Added
Who needs Christ when the Presence in Christ is already in you? You
are your own Christ, and can tap into your inner anointing any time you
want. What a diabolically twisted philosophy, which pretends to give
honor to God and His Anointed, but transfers it to men! This is backdoor
Your heist attempts to neutralize God by denying Him any personality
or will. Campbell, in his darkness and arrogance, calls God’s Presence
an “It.” God, according to Campbell, is simply there, passively
waiting to supply the power, while you supply the will. But Jesus, as
a man like we are, said to God, “Not My will, but Your will be
Observe Campbell’s sleight of hand in this sequence from a chapter
entitled “Prosperity is Yours” in My Path of Truth (how true
that he calls it “my” and not “the”):
“I think most of you are familiar with the
thy way unto the Lord, trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass.’
In practically every part of the country to which I have gone, in some
house or other I have seen that quotation from the Bible on a little
plaque, perhaps in the hall, in the dining room or in a bedroom, and
most of the people living in those houses and seeing those words before
them have no real faith in God.
It sounds so reassuring, does it not, ‘Commit thy way unto the
Lord, trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass’, but what
does this ‘committing thy way’ mean, and who is ‘the
Lord’? How do I commit my way unto Him? If you think of Him as
a personality, the whole message is lost, but, if you read it this way, ‘Commit
thy way unto the Law, trust also in It, and It shall bring your good
to pass’, then you have found the secret of the inner meaning of
Consider the absurdity of the logic presented here. Would you say these
things of your boss or earthly father – that they have no say in
your life, but are mere representations of principles or forces, which
you can access as you please? Isn’t God called our Lord and Heavenly
Father? How can He therefore be equated to an indifferent, latent power?
And what about you, who are made in God’s image? If someone entrusted
himself to you, is it only to your ideals, or is there something much
more to having a committed relationship with you? The relationship is
not just with what someone thinks you think, but is specifically with
you and what you actually think and do.
The same goes for having a relationship with God. It’s not about
dos and don’ts and doctrines, but about the One Who teaches and
guides us in the Way of Life and determines the Dos and Don’ts,
for they wouldn’t exist without Him. Only by a relationship with
God the Being can we come to truly know His mind and understand His Law.
Consider the example of Abraham, the father of those who believe because
they have received the faith of God (which Campbell criticizes many for
not having). What happened to Abraham when his way was committed to the
Lord? God required him to offer up his son Isaac.
The commandment didn’t come because Abraham committed himself
to the Law of God (though he was a lawful man). The Law of God specifically
says you shouldn’t offer your children as a sacrifice. Abraham,
to be committed to God, had to hear from the living God that
which was specifically required of him. In obedience to this personal commandment,
Abraham forfeited his righteousness that came from doing what he thought
was right and was made one with the will of God, receiving His promise
of great blessing:
“I have sworn by Myself, says the LORD, because you have done
this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, that I will
bless you greatly, and I will multiply your Seed greatly like the stars
of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your Seed
will possess the gate of his enemies. In your Seed will all the nations
of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed My Voice” (Genesis
That Seed is Jesus Christ, Who laid down His life for mankind as God’s
only begotten Son. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My Voice.” Our
relationship with God is through Christ, and like our father Abraham,
we obey His Voice and are blessed.
Don’t think that the many great accomplishments of faith claimed
by Campbell, even if authentic, prove he is right. The powers of the
fallen Adam are impressive. Didn’t Jesus foretell
that many would come testifying to Him of the miracles they did in His
Name, and He would respond: “I never knew you! Depart from Me,
those working lawlessness!” (Matthew 7:23 MKJV)?
As it is written, following the verse we just discussed (“Commit
your way to the Lord…”), wherein Campbell likens God to “The
“Surrender yourself to the LORD, and wait patiently for Him. Do
not be preoccupied with an evildoer who succeeds in his way when he carries
out his schemes” (Psalms 37:7 GW).
You people need to drop your preoccupation with Campbell and his wicked
teachings, and surrender yourselves to the One Who bought you with His
blood, to Whom you owe your lives.
Reply from “The School of Truth”:
Dear Paul Cohen,
Your email of Fri.13 Feb 2009 has been referred to me.
We note with interest your comments, and thank you for your email.
“We have no
wish to attempt to dissuade any person from following the teachings
of any religious body other than ours, and we have no desire
to enter into any discussions of a controversial nature. Argument can
never be of a peaceful nature, and peace is what we are looking for”
Our reply goes to
you with our thoughts of Love, and that with understanding you may
experience God’s blessings for your Good.
School of Truth.
“…and peace is what we are looking for….”
And peace you will continue to be looking for and not finding because
you won’t heed those who already have it:
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John
“Therefore if the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed” (John
As Jesus the Ethereal (we speak tongue-in-cheek, according to your ways
and thoughts) has said:
“If you were blind, you would have no sin. But now you say, ‘We
see.’ Therefore your sin remains” (John 9:41 MKJV).
If you believed, you wouldn’t dismiss Christ for ‘arguing’ against
you, but would hear Him and repent of your sin. Your argument is with
Him, because His accusation is against you:
“The LORD has an accusation to bring against the people who live
in this land. Listen, Israel, to what He says: ‘There is no faithfulness
or love in the land, and the people do not acknowledge Me as God’” (Hosea
You can smugly say you don’t want to argue, but God has a controversy
with you for spreading lies and spiritual dung in His Name. For this,
He doesn’t hold you guiltless.