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 Teacher – John Ramirez

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire

A man comes out of Satanism to embrace a profession of faith in the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Wonderful! But what if his profession is in vain because he continues to follow Satan, except now transformed into an angel of light? Better not to take the Name of God upon oneself, if His fruits of righteousness aren’t forthcoming. The Lord does not hold such guiltless.

We were contacted by a lady who said she was having doubts about an evangelist she had been financially supporting and following. Before we knew who it was, we gave her The True Marks of a Cult and Diabolical Doctrines to help determine the validity of her concerns.

After reading these writings and informing us the evangelist was John Ramirez, our correspondent reported the following issues she had with him:

The healing services- I don’t think it’s alright for him train specific ‘payng partners’ to lay hands on others, if that’s not what they are called to do. They should come to him and not have to be a ‘partner’ to be led on the right path.

Using Images- Maybe it’s just me. But those Facebook posts put him up above everybody else.

Money Solicitation- Promotion of his books in church. Every sermon he makes. He promotes himself.

She went on to say she really liked John, but thought something was wrong and couldn’t ignore it anymore.

To back up what she was saying, she provided the following videos, with her comments in parentheses:
(an example of John plugging his book in church at 3:13 mark)
(another example of John plugging his book during a seromon at 1 hour 3 minutes. Or at the end.)
(John’s testimony about being the son of satan)
(I could feel John shrink a bit when he was being asked questions about his devil worship testimony.)

Victor replied:

Hi L,

John Ramirez’s actions, as reflected in his site and videos of interviews, provoke questions as to whether he serves Jesus Christ or himself. He appears to be a publicity seeker (for Christ, he would claim), a promoter of the flesh, a worshiper of Baal (worship of man), making himself a hero, albeit passionately portraying piety and humility as viewed at the 700 Club interview with Gordon Robertson.

Saints walking in faith are as their Lord. The apostle Paul served as the excellent example for us to follow. Saints don’t rightfully promote themselves or their works. They don’t sensationalize or grandstand; they don’t flatter or try to stir emotion, though they may try to persuade men to repent and believe. They don’t try to attract attention or publicize or make heroes of themselves, other saints, or anyone else. Saints don’t seek to please or impress people.

Saints don’t solicit money or sell goods to preach the Gospel, nor do they teach others to do any of these things for the Kingdom of God. They don’t charge for the Truth. Indeed, by their example, they offend men, according to the words of the Lord Who said the world would hate them for His Name’s sake.

Saints are ordinary persons in themselves. They may have had power, fame, and wealth in their days before conversion; they may have had some extraordinary experiences and accomplished some impressive things in the world or done some heinous things, but none of this means anything to them, because they are truly converted to Christ.

Saints don’t promote, emphasize, or boast of their past, no matter how extraordinary; for the most part, they are ashamed of it. Their boast is in the Lord, and the Lord was never steeped in Satanism or other great evils. Saints will rejoice in that He delivered them from these evils, and they will testify to what the Lord has delivered them from, but they won’t take pride in recounting their exceeding unlawfulness. (Pride hidden by disgust makes the proud one look good before men.)

The purpose and work of the Kingdom of God is not founded upon the past lives of saints; their experiences in the world offer nothing to the Kingdom other than to inform their hearers of what was, but that isn’t their focus. Of no account to God is the status of the ungodly past, such as having been Satanists or sorcerers, witches, pimps, drug dealers, harlots, drunkards, hit men, mobsters, or terrorists. Their authority doesn’t come from their anti-Christ past in this world. Indeed, they count those things as dung.

Saints don’t operate within the religious frameworks of men. They aren’t permitted to do so – they lack man’s approval, the mark of the beast, the honor that comes from men only and grants them the power and privilege of “buying and selling” in formal Christian circles.

Saints preach Jesus Christ, His Lordship, and His death and burial for our sakes and those of all men. They preach His resurrection from the dead after three days and His call on all men to repent of their sins and to cease from committing sin. They preach the need for a new birth and total fidelity to Jesus Christ.

John Ramirez needs to worship not with his lips, but in spirit and in truth. He must stop seeking the praise and honor of men. He must cease the focus on himself.

Tell me, am I a hypocrite for speaking such things of Ramirez when I’ve written a book of wHaT tHe LoRd HaS dOnE wItH mE? Do you see a difference? Are we the same, or am I an even worse offender than Ramirez in what I’m saying of him?

Victor Hafichuk

Additional note:

John Ramirez has been associated with David Wilkerson’s church and was apparently mentored by him. David never came out of the harlot, false religion: A Captive of Babylon and His Clone.

Two years before the above correspondence, we wrote to John about his association with the harlot church systems, which was Wilkerson’s sin:

Hi John,

Bless the Lord for what He he’s done for you!

We watched your testimony on YouTube. We believe your testimony of meeting the Lord Jesus Christ, and deliverance from Satanism, witchcraft, and spiritualism, to be true. However, we are somewhat chagrined, though we must recognize God’s sovereignty, that you should allow God’s glory to be shared with the harlot for her glory in His Name.

In Noah’s day, sons of God (believers, not angels, according to Jesus – Matthew 22:30) married the daughters of men (unbelievers), and giants (Baals/heroes) were born. God’s wrath was poured out on the mixture He can’t countenance. “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord….”

That said, God has His purposes worked out with both good and evil, Jesus Christ being Lord of all in full authority in Heaven and earth by the power of His Resurrection Life. We must acknowledge that truth is found everywhere, as you found it in that church and as your story has been made known far and wide by those who promote their own interests, mixing truth with error, as all televangelists and famous, popular preachers (the giants of this age) do.

We call your attention to what the Lord has done with us and what He has given us to proclaim to the world. See, pray and consider soberly. You’ll see a decisive and necessary departure from the works of men, the paths of the destroyer.

The Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of all men in due time, grant you to see, understand, and take up the cross without the city built by Cain, which stands apart from the presence of God, notwithstanding His mark of protection on him:

“And the LORD said to him, ‘Therefore whoever kills Cain shall be avenged seven times.’ And the LORD set a mark upon Cain so that anyone who found him should not kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD and lived in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch” (Genesis 4:15-17 MKJV).

“Therefore Jesus also, so that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come” (Hebrews 13:12-14 MKJV).

Victor Hafichuk
Paul Cohen

John replied (yet continued in his ways):

Thank you God bless you


  1. It has taken me some time to prayerfully follow the train of evidence where it leads, and it made me very uncomfortable along the way. I used to promote John Ramirez’s testimony and books, but now I’ve grown weary of his choice of endorsements of church leaders that promote the prosperity gospel.

    Prosperity preaching is a repackaged New Age form of the Law of Attraction, only with Bible verses twisted out of context in order to make the LOA principles palatable for Christians.

    Regardless of my thoughts about Ramirez’ own testimony, I’m definitely concerned that his endorsements are promoting a gateway to false teachings…

    Ramirez has now taken to sharing a stage with prosperity preacher Creflo Dollar, who teaches “little god” theology and authored the book “You’re Supposed to Be Wealthy”.

    Creflo Dollar also claims Kenneth Copeland is his mentor; Copeland teaches little god theology as well.

    I pray that Ramirez would prayerfully reconsider his endorsement of pastors who would propgatae deceptions such as this.


  2. The true would never endorse the false, Amy.

    “And this is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5 MKJV).


  3. I will be praying for John Ramirez Ministries. Your assessment of this christian John Ramirez is harsh and unnecessary. You are helping his enemies to attack him. Let him be. If he is indeed false as you say, will not the Holy Spirit mete appropriate rebuke?. You are the reason many fervent Christians are nervous to stand up for their beliefs, some person will attack their testimony, actions and words. Wake up Americans! The world is far bigger than your world, and the kingdom of darkness is far more strategic than mainstream Christians are aware. We, who come from open demonic worship are well aware of the challenges Christians like John face. John states he is a work in progress. In time all the rough edges will be smoothed out. He definitely cannot wait till he is perfect to share his most “Jesus praising testimonies”. We get his preaching style. We are not offended. Religion of course will be offended. ”
    I will be praying for you too.


    1. wow I would like to share a little on behalf of Pastor Ramirez..I am a Christian who found the Lord in in the 70’s during the Jesus movement. I am of Latin and Hispanic culture.Our culture goes way back into demonic worship and witchcraft. My mom was deeply involved in witchcraft, and physic reading..The kind of things that he shared are not out of the ordinary and common among the black and hispanic culture.much of his life stories are common to us who have been rescued by Jesus from this and generation curses and bloodline curses. Including manifestations direct confrontation with satan and his host of hell. Derrick Prince was also used in casting out demons. i wish i could speak to you in person bout this maybe Jesus will let us hook up and compare notes and eye witness seen . of events.So put me down as one who stand agrees and defends Pastor Ramirez. So i will just share this with you, I am very ,very uncomfortable with Benny Hinn, i don’t go alone with a lot that he says and does, and still don’t but of all the thing and years of praying and fighting and confrontations bout mom’ reading.she would even come to our bible studies and would mimic how we prayed over others.after years and years of this..One day my mom went to of all things to a Benny Hinn conference and there she accepted the Lord , renounced witchcraft and all of her powers (just so you know ) even physics were tell her that she had more power than they did but it was destroying our family. i am still not comfortable with Benny Hinn but i am very careful not speak bad about him or his ministry, and probably never will be truly comfortable at least here on the what would you do if you were me?


      1. 1.) Larry, Jesus taught in his word, to Not judge the Vessel but to look at their fruit(s).

        2) Evangelist -John Ramirez is used as A Voice In This Hour for those who are coming out of a dark lifestyle & a negative family culture. His testimony is just a step that leads into his evolving Ministry in Salvation, Deliverance And of the Saint’s Purpose. In which GOD the Father is developing within this Vessel-John R.
        We should not be trying to find a counterfeit under every Bushel. Jesus employed us to take the log out of our own eye before we Judge and try to fix or condemn another man’s ways. Do Not Forget about HUMANITY- The Frailty of Man and GOD’s Loving Mercy Towards US!
        Jesus was God in Flesh** To Fulfill the Promise of His Coming,-To Redeem Man Once And For All with GOD for All ETERNITY………
        Asking the Holy Spirit to increase your discernment can help.


  4. It doesn’t matter whom gets saved-if the holy spirit is not drawing them they are not saved. Not all pastors teach truth sorry but they do not. Some of you have the godhead all messed up some of you don’t recognize baptism, some of you think rapture is coming. We have to seek out our own salvation with fear and trembling.


  5. Ramirez can be used by God to reach those who are coming out of darkness HOWEVER, I am a single mom who contacted ministries to share a part of my testimony having been initially inspired by his testimony, after some time I watched him “work” in the spiritual realm and real world with all the endorsements. I’m hated by my mother and my daughters father because of my faith in Yeshua, I left them and their abuse in CA in 2007. After reaching out to JR ministries I began to feel Ramirez’ spiritual attack on my life. Ramirez made his way into our lives through the unwarranted hate of my mother and child’s father, given access to me, prospering and filling himself with my Christ given light and that of my daughter’s. Yeshua has protected us from John Ramirez however I felt led to share my experience and what Yeshua has shown me about him. Yeshua is using him for his glory without Ramirez realizing it, so I remain still and silent about it all however the spiritual attacks continue and this has been going on for 2 years since I reached out to website page. He is not to be trusted or taken seriously by true followers of Christ. That is what I have to say about it and if anyone has hateful or judgmental spewments to throw at my truthful experience, I give you and your words up to Yeshua in Yeshua’s Name-Amen.


  6. Christians don’t do this, Christians don’t do that: be afraid of legalism person who wrote this! He said himself he is following Jesus the person and not “Christianity”. Christians may go to Hell, but a true follower of Jesus will not. Your writing here is full of holes, person focusing on planting doubts and attacking their brothers and sisters. Every ministry will be judged and weighed by Jesus who gave them, at the end time. So chill out, seek your own salvation and expose the darkness too and shout out to the world the message of the Bible not hatred. Peace in Jesus. May he deliver you from the devil’s influential power that it may not be on you right now. Amen!


  7. I have a problem with Christians who are preaching against what they call “prosperity ministry”. Who judges what is a prosperity ministry? Churches ask for tithing and extra donations for projects etc. It all comes down to what the money is used for and the spirit of the person asking. People like Joel Osteen are obviously working the prosperity card and he will be judged by God. Even Paul stressed the importance of supporting the ministry. We can choose with our own discernment what to give our money to. John has a wonderful message to be shared and if correction is needed then the Lord will take care of that. You yourself admitted you wrote a book so maybe you have a plank in your own eye. Times are really hard right now for churches and maybe this is John’s way to survive that and also help others. Christians really need to come together and if constructive criticism helps then that is all that is needed. Trying to destroy someone on the internet and point the critical finger of judgement at them is wrong. We need to come down off of the high horse and do things that really help each other. The enemy knows our weaknesses and he is working overtime to destroy any message that helps us break free of him. We need to stick together and God will take care of the rest.


  8. Well, you are also selling a book! Unfortunately, I’m not qualified to say who is a true Christian and who isn’t, and I can’t take anyone else’s word for it. Basically, this is one of the reasons I thought that the Doomsday Preacher Harold Camping had something correct when he talked about organized religions being under the wrath of God. I think we are all under that umbrella. I think this earth is purgatory or hell, and we’re all in it! Watch the world news today and then convince me I’m wrong!


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