Know the True to See the False
We received this note:
I read the list of your False Prophets. You forgot to list a major deceiver: Paula White Ministries
Draw near to Adonai and He will draw near to you!
We haven’t forgotten Paula White. The following from the False Teachers Exposed page explains why:
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.
Have you learned to discern truth from error in Christ, Cindee? Why do you use Hebrew Names for God? Rather than focusing on the crumb you think we’re missing on our site, you should consider the banquet you’re missing. But if you don’t believe and are satisfied with men’s false doctrines, you certainly won’t have an appetite for the truth.
“The full soul despises a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet” (Proverbs 27:7 MKJV).
Oh ok. What’s really sad is my niece married [Paula White’s] son. We no longer talk. She is pulling her whole family in and is now asked her brother to come and work for her. I pray all the time for my family. But my whole family!!!!! Is ALL ABOUT MONEY. I lost everything ‘materially’ when my husband recently passed. I truly live in HELL living with my mother. I LOVE ADONAI with all my MIND SOUL AND STRENGTH. I just cannot comprehend WHY HE would want me in such an unGodly place. I had to call the police one day! I won’t go into it but its hell here. I PRAY it will end soon either by my death or me being taken out of here. HIS WILL BE DONE
Thanks for emailing back and Adonai bless your ministry.
Regarding Paula White and her ways: “No one can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24 MKJV).
Whatever her relationship was to Benny Hinn when they were photographed holding hands in Rome, no teacher of God calls that charlatan “Pastor Benny,” as White does. The bird is known by those she flocks with: False Teacher – Benny Hinn: A Deliberate Liar and Scoundrel.
And God calls no woman to a ministry of teaching men: “But I do not allow a woman to teach, or to exercise authority over a man, but to be in silence” (1 Timothy 2:12 MKJV).
One can just go down the checklist on The True Marks of a Cult to see other indications of falsehood, among them:
On this last point, regarding “Paula White Ministries”:
“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).
There’s no need for despair there, but you do need the Heavenly view of Yeshua HaMashiach, the Lord Jesus Christ, to have genuine hope of better things. Physical death certainly isn’t your answer, but the true knowledge of Him is. You’ve been following a false gospel and notion of Christ that has you praying for your family “all the time,” clinging to the flesh rather than to Him, the Spirit of God. You can’t have your foot planted in two places at the same time, serving two masters.
It’s not true that you love the Lord God with all your mind, heart, soul, and strength as He would have it, but only as you see it, which falls far short of Him. When you follow Him and His ways, then you’ll find the peaceable solution for your soul, and no man will take away your rejoicing in Him.
Read Choose This Day Between Family and God. Believe Him and His Words, and you’ll prosper in your obedience and faith. The Lord Jesus Christ is no liar and fails none who come to Him and cleave to Him. Failure is the hallmark of false gods, not the True One.
Thank you so much for your kindness in responding to my email. It is a blessing to me!