We received the following inquiry from Sherrilee B. regarding Jack Van Impe:
Is Jack van Impe a false prophet?
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Yes, Jack Van Impe is a false teacher.
Jack preaches a “pre-tribulation” rapture, for example, while the Bible is clear that only tribulation can usher one into the Kingdom of God in the first place (Acts 14:22), which necessity includes every soul and earth itself. “Every man will be salted with fire.”
He believes in the diabolical doctrine of the trinity (see The Asininity of the Trinity);
He preaches eternal torment (see Diabolical Doctrine: Never-ending Torment);
He preaches Sunday-keeping instead of the Sabbath (see Diabolical Doctrine: Sunday Is the Sabbath).
Jack has praised or tacitly supported the Pope and the Catholic Church in times past, though not the present one, it seems.
Van Impe deals in sensationalism, which none of God’s true servants do; he declares speculative prophecies and is found to be in error on all of them, like Hal Lindsey and one of the so-called Kansas City prophets who just died recently, John Paul Jackson, for examples.
Men of God are not showmen. Jack is, along with his wife, Rexella. Their program is pretentious. Listen to the one introducing it with his show-biz voice.
Jack sells religious merchandise, and he names his ministry after himself, unlike any of God’s teachers, evangelists, apostles, and prophets… the list goes on.
Jack and Rexella are still in the religious system of the beast, having his mark. If that weren’t so, they wouldn’t enjoy the fame and success they do in mainstream orthodox nominal Christianity.
That said, Jack definitely teaches some good things, which is what makes false teachers all the harder to discern and walk away from. He’s taking a stance against Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life doctrine, which is diabolical. Jack speaks against Islam and its “Jesus,” “Isa,” a deception that is snaring so many naïve people. Jack speaks against those who try to honor or accommodate Muslims, as does Rick Warren. He openly speaks against President Obama, a great deceiver who has pretended to be a Christian and friend of Israel, but is a Muslim who despises Israel.
Jack advocates the necessity for doctrine, which many teachers today despise the notion of (“Let’s just preach Christ,” or “Let’s just love one another.”) He proclaims the necessity of sound doctrine and the authority of the Holy Scriptures; He preaches Christ and salvation – all good things. What can we say to these things? How can these things be? Here’s what Paul said:
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 MKJV
(13) For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
(14) Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself into an angel of light?
(15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
And here’s what Jesus 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).
We received an email from another visitor at The Path of Truth before we had published this post:
Jack Van Impe is not included? Am I overlooking it, or is he considered a ‘true’ teacher?
Victor and Paul responded:
Charlie, why would you assume that because someone isn’t on our false teachers list he must therefore be true? Is there really any question in your mind whether Van Impe, according to the criteria laid out at The Path of Truth, would be categorized as a false teacher?
Here are the first two sentences of our introduction to False Teachers Exposed:
“This list is not meant to be an exhaustive one. What is important is that one learns to discern truth from error.”
Are you being helped to discern truth from error by what the Lord has given us at our website, or are you stumbling on the Stone the builders rejected?
Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk