Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.

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False Teachers and Prophets

(Last Names Starting with “H”)

“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).

 
 

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

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.

A teacher I follow is not listed here. Does that mean they aren't false?

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).

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.

I heard the truth for the first time from a teacher listed here on this site. How is that?

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).

How can a teacher be false when they teach true things found in the Bible?
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.

After reading what's written here, I still can't determine if the teacher I follow is true or false. Is there anything else I can read that may help?
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.
(Click on the links below for a short summary of each teacher along with a link to their listing.)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

Hagee, John
John Hagee preaches that Rome, and not the Jews, plotted against and crucified the Lord Jesus. While it is good and needful to oppose anti-Semitism, particularly the virulent ‘Christian’ religious type that led to the Holocaust, there is no greater distortion of the record or graver injustice to the Jews than to tell them they are innocent of Christ’s blood. Not only is no man innocent of His blood, but the Jews as a nation are directly guilty in this regard because of what they did to their Messiah and God Who came to them in the flesh. The only avenue to reconciliation and peace is through the truth.

Read False Teacher – John Hagee

Hahn, Scott
Scott Hahn is a well-publicized Presbyterian convert to Catholicism…”out of the frying pan and into the fire.” He once gave a speech about this experience, discussing some of the doctrinal issues with which he grappled at the time. We address these issues and the erroneous thinking which led to his conversion to Catholicism. Surely, when God sends strong delusion that one should believe a lie (2 Thessalonians 2:11), who can withstand Him? Nevertheless, we preach the truth, reprove the works of darkness, and hope in God the Truth, Whose Word will bear fruit in due time.

Read A Protestant Minister Converts to Catholicism

Ham, Kenneth
The serpent is a master at twisting the Scriptures in order to leave man’s righteousness and ascendancy intact while leaving Christ on the cross, though praised to the skies. And Kenneth Ham makes up things and says they are Scripture. This Ham is definitely not kosher.

Read False Teacher – Kenneth Ham

Hamp, Douglas
Satan will have you worship him by fearing him and his power, when all power is God’s and He is the One you should fear. The fear of Satan paralyzes you with scary stories of evil without, but the fear of Godn convicts and delivers you from the evil within.

Read False Teacher – Douglas Hamp

Hanegraaff, Hank
Akaid Diaz sent us a challenge to respond to “The Essentials of Christianity,” a document published by the Christian Research Institute. We take the challenge to proclaim what, and more importantly, Whom we believe on. We do so in every series of The Issues of Life, and in every breath we take. We thank the Lord Jesus Christ for making Himself known to all given to see.

Read False Christianity Unmasked

Harfouche, Christian & Robin
False Teachers – Christian and Robin Harfouche

Read False Teachers – Christian and Robin Harfouche

Healing, Divine, Shameless Scoundrels Defame
“Apostle” William takes offense at God Heals Today, His Way, preferring the company of hype artists and frauds.

Read Shameless Scoundrels Defame Divine Healing

Hedgecock, Joseph
We often note the true things false teachers say, because people need to know that the truth is no respecter of persons. Rejecting a person as a teacher from God doesn’t give one license to reject everything that person says. As Jesus said of His opponents, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat [teaching Moses’ words]. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do. But do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do” (Matthew 23:2-3 MKJV).

Read False Teacher – Joseph Hedgecock

Herzog, David
True prophets acknowledge that God determines all things – “A man can receive nothing unless it is given to him from Heaven” (John 3:27 MKJV). False prophets, such as David Herzog, tickle your ears by telling you that you’re in charge – the power lies with you to be and have what you want. And in listening to them, you give them what they want.

Read False Teacher – David Herzog

Hetland, Leif
False Teacher – Leif Hetland

Read False Teacher – Leif Hetland

Hill, Steve
God gives those who don’t receive a love of the truth over to believing a lie. This is how false teachers believe He is with them and that they’re doing His work. Thereby are many falsehoods disseminated in His Name, and those of like spirit, not discerning the error, are brought to their judgment. “The light of the body is the eye. Therefore if your eye is sound, your whole body shall be full of light. But if your eye is evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23 MKJV)

Read False Teachers – Steve Hill & Deon Hockey

Hinn, Benny
Some false teachers are sincerely deluded. But Benny Hinn is the quintessential religious con man who knowingly enriches himself by taking advantage of ignorant and desperate people. He is an utter phony, a bloodsucking parasite whose time of exposure is now.

Read False Teacher – Benny Hinn

Hockey, Deon
God gives those who don’t receive a love of the truth over to believing a lie. This is how false teachers believe He is with them and that they’re doing His work. Thereby are many falsehoods disseminated in His Name, and those of like spirit, not discerning the error, are brought to their judgment. “The light of the body is the eye. Therefore if your eye is sound, your whole body shall be full of light. But if your eye is evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23 MKJV)

Read False Teachers – Steve Hill & Deon Hockey

Horowitz, Len
“Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Messiah. For in Him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily” (Colossians 2:8-9 HNV). Len Horowitz is just such a thief, mixing God and Christ into his health business enterprises, calling himself the “King David of Natural Healing.” In this writing we expose Zen Len for the unscrupulous and fraudulent ways by which he has made merchandise of many.

Read False Teacher – Len Horowitz

Houdmann, Michael
GotQuestions presents itself as the one-stop shop for answers to all your questions about God and the Bible, from a Christian perspective. We show that this is not true – their perspective is their own, one born of flesh, not the Spirit of God. His thoughts and ways are not men’s, and men’s are not His, no matter if they claim to represent Him.

Read False Teacher – S.Michael Houdmann

Houston, Brian
This trio of false teachers from Australia present Christianity as one happy way to get whatever you want in life. You deserve it and you can do it – just follow their examples of positive confession guided by avaricious worldliness. And God forbid, don’t take seriously what the Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles teach and exemplify by their lives. Behold the anti-Christ in all his glory before men, and shame before God.

Read False Teachers – Rodney Gilchrist, Brian Houston, & Garry McDonald

Huch, Larry
Ministers of Christ set people free from sin, enabling them, by His grace, to live right and do well. Ministers of men like Larry Huch, on the other hand, use the freedom they presume to have in Christ to cover over wrongdoing, teaching others to do likewise. “They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved” (2 Peter 2:19 ESV).

Read False Teacher – Larry Huch

Hudson, Keith and Mary
Religious lawlessness begets worldly lawlessness, all without hope because devoid of the Truth, the Lord Jesus Christ. Here we speak of the Hudsons and their famous daughter, Katy Perry.

Read False Teachers – Keith and Mary Hudson

Hyatt, Susan
There are many prominent libbers in the world, but the problem, in this case, is that Hyatt misrepresents the Lord Jesus Christ and the Biblical teachings on the issue of God's unique will for men and women in His Church and Kingdom. We will prove “Dr.” Susan Hyatt altogether in error.

Read False Teacher – Susan Hyatt

Hyles, Jack
The alluring false gospel of men, as presented by Jack Hyles, guarantees you a place in Heaven if only you turn from not believing Jesus is your Savior. In contrast, the True Gospel of Jesus Christ calls for repentance from all sin and obedience by faith, in order to be established in the Kingdom of Heaven. Men want their pay up front, but though salvation is free, God calls for men to pay up front – “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25 ESV).

Read False Teacher – Jack Hyles

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