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 – Marino Restrepo

True Guilt by Association

Want to know what a teacher is all about? Look at his affiliations.

We are asked about Marino Restrepo:

What do you think of his testimony?

Paul answers:

Hi Ed,

We hadn’t heard of Marino until your email. I googled his name and see his testimony is rather long. If you want to hear what the Lord thinks of his testimony and preaching, read our section on Catholicism.

Marino is espousing the primacy of the Catholic Church, and teaches honoring its sacraments as of God and essential for salvation. Nothing could be further from the truth, which tells you that Marino isn’t serving the Truth, the Lord Jesus Christ. So who do you think he’s serving when coming in the Name of the Lord?

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV).

I also see that Marino purports to have been mystically transported to Heaven and hell. We review others who publicize similar lying visions, such as Mary Baxter: A Divine Revelation of Hell Debunked: An Outstanding Illustration of Orthodox Christianity’s Most Blasphemous Doctrine and Angelica Zambrano: An Alleged Visit to Heaven and Hell.

What did you think of Marino’s testimony, Ed, before reading these writings, and what do you think afterwards?


We didn’t hear back from Ed.

Here’s a useful principle you can take away from this short entry: If you’re wondering about the teachings of someone and don’t find them listed on our site, check their affiliation and see if we haven’t written about it, like Marino here with the Catholic Church.

If the person doesn’t have any obvious affiliation with an organization or school of teaching, you can also see if they’re associated with a person we’ve exposed. For example, we recently profiled someone who appeared on the Sid Roth show, all buddy-buddy with Sid. Any friend of Sid’s isn’t a friend of the Lord. True men of God aren’t unequally yoked with unbelieving “believers,” honoring them while dishonoring the Lord.

Finally, if there aren’t any of the above associations to investigate on our site, use The True Marks of a Cult and Diabolical Doctrines as sure guidelines to contrast with the teachings and behavior of the person in question. If they don’t resemble the Lord and His servants in the essential matters laid out there, it’s because they’re not of His company and should be avoided by all lovers of Truth.


  1. The sacraments are not just essential for salvation but a most generous gift from God. Marino brings you the TRUTH. It is not his opinion. It is brought to us straight from our Lord Jesus. Baptism, Confession, the Holy Eucharist – oh what sublime generosity these sacraments are to help us on our pilgrimage to uniting with Jesus in Heaven. Relook at the gospels that communicate the establishment of many sacraments, which are all found in the church Jesus founded, the Catholic Church. For example, John’s gospel gives witness to Jesus establishing the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist as He preaches “unless you eat of my body and drink my blood, you do not have LIFE within you.” And he solidifies the institution of this sacrament at the last supper and on Calvary. Jesus also said, “I am the way, the truth and the LIFE.” See the LIFE connection in these quotes? The Eucharist is the real presence of Jesus, just as he said so. Find a good Catholic Church if you really want the truth about the sacraments. You can find one on the map provided at As Jesus said, all those who seek Him will find Him and all His truth. God’s speed to you.


  2. Open your mind and heart to The Holy Spirit of Truth, through sincere, humble prayer… Let not pridefullness lead you, dear brother Paul, and The Truth, Will Reveal Himself…..God Bless you.


  3. Marino Restrepo is the genuine article! A man of uncompromising Faith and Truth… For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. ..for those who don’t, no explanation is possible!


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