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“BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS”



Our Lord Jesus Christ warned: “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ [from the Greek word christos meaning Anointed]; and shall deceive many.... For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matt. 24:4,5,24). “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things” (Luke 21:36). “And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” (Mark 13:37).

The apostle John warned: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (I John 4:1). How do we “try the spirits”? By the scriptures (Isa. 8:20; Matt. 22:29). The Holy Bible is “the sword of the Spirit”, “and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” is our measuring stick (Eph. 6:17; II Tim. 4:1-4; Heb. 4:12). “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (II Tim. 3:16). Regardless of who the messengers are, whether they be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers or “an angel from heaven”, the Holy Bible is the only ruler by which we should measure their words and deeds. And as we judge all things by the pure word of God in the Holy Bible, which are the Lord's preserved words, the scriptures that “shall not pass away” (Psa. 12:6,7; Prov. 30:5,6 Matt. 24:35), we will know the truth just as Jesus promised:

“If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31,32).

Note that the Lord Jesus Christ did not say that ye shall feel the truth, but that ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32). Jesus said, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17). “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5). Sadly, many in the church-world today are leaning unto their “own understanding” placing their own heart's desires above the scriptures by following their own feelings and emotions instead of God's word in the Bible (Prov. 3:5; Rom. 12:2; Eph. 4:14). Of course, our feelings and emotions are touched with “joy and gladness” (Psa. 51:8) when Jesus Christ, who is the living Word, comes into our hearts by faith in his word (Eph. 1:13) and gives us “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding” (Philip. 4:7). However, any spiritual or emotional experience that will either contradict or not conform to the Holy Bible is not of God. The Lord warned us not to trust in the emotional feelings of our own heart: “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool” (Prov. 28:26), and “Cursed be the man that trusteth in man” (Jer. 17:5,9), and “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Prov. 16:25).

Having a sincere heart will not make you free from error. Some people believe that sincerity equals truth. I have known many sincere people over the years who were sincerely wrong in their theologies and beliefs. Some people have misplaced faith. Some people are sincerely deceived, led astray by Hinduism, Mormonism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, and other false Christian doctrines and beliefs. Neither will spiritual experiences make you free. Jesus said, “my word . . . the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31,32). “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” (Eph. 1:13). God warns us in Jeremiah that the “heart is deceitful above all things”; and God warns “of the prophets that prophesy... of the deceit of their own heart”, which is why we should never leave the safety of the scriptures (Jer. 14:14; 17:9; 23:26;). Paul said, “To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.” (Philip. 3:1). In all matters of faith and practice the Holy Bible is a Christian's only safety net, and is the authority by which we should “judge righteous judgment” “and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not” (Mal. 3:18; John 7:24; II Cor. 11:14,15; Gal. 1:6-9; Eph. 4:11; Heb. 4:12; II Tim. 2:15).

The Old Testament offices of priests and prophets were forever changed at Calvary when Jesus Christ said, “It is finished” (John 19:30). No longer would priests offer sacrifices for the sins of the people. No longer would prophets stand in the gap for God's people. No longer would God lead his people by the hands of the prophets, or speak to his people as “in time past.” The apostle Paul said, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son” (Heb. 1:1,2). The apostle John said, “These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you:” (I John 2:26,27). Jesus said, “It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.” (John 6:45). “And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.” (Heb. 8:11). Jesus said that when “the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:” (John 16:13). All believers are now “kings and priests unto God” (Rev. 1:6). This is the New Testament priesthood of all believers. The apostle Peter said that “ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood” (I Peter 2:9). In 1928 Evangelist Donald Gee said,

“A careful study of the New Testament will reveal that the Early Church NEVER placed utterances through their prophets on a level with the Scriptures. Note carefully the distinctive phrase used in 2 Peter 1:21 to describe the latter—‘prophecy of the Scripture.’ See again the decision of Acts 15:28, where the difficulty was NOT solved by reference to the accredited prophets present (Barnabas, Judas, Silas, etc.), but by reference to the Old Testament Scriptures.” (Montanism, Donald Gee, 1928)

Going to a New Testament prophet for “a word from the Lord” is no different than going to the Pope. The scriptures were written for our comfort. The scriptures were also written for our learning and our admonition, for us to take heed and beware of false teachers who claim to speak for God, “prophets of the deceit of their own heart;” (Jer. 23:26), false prophets who claim to stand in the gap for God's people and lead them by their “visions” and “revelations” from “heaven” (see also Galatians 1:8; II Corinthians 11:4,13-15).

Eighteenth century Congregational preacher Jonathan Edwards cautioned those who would desire to have revival experiences to beware of the many delusions and false leadings of the Spirit. Known for his role in the First Great Awakening, Edwards experienced some of the first fires of revival at his church in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1733-1735. Speaking on the subject of the false moves of God and the “falsely supposed leading of the Spirit,” Edwards said that the true “Leading of the Spirit is a Thing exceedingly diverse from that which some call so; which consists not in teaching them God's Statutes and Precepts that he has already given; but in giving them new Precepts, by immediate inward Speech or Suggestion;” (A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards, 1746, p. 176). Edwards warned:

“What has been said of the Nature of spiritual Understanding,.. not only shows that there is nothing of it in this falsely supposed Leading of the Spirit, which has been spoken of; but also shows the Difference between spiritual Understanding and all Kinds and Forms of Enthusiasm, all imaginary sights of God and Christ and Heaven, all supposed Witnessing of the Spirit, and Testimonies of the Love of God by immediate inward Suggestion; and all Impressions of future Events, and immediate Revelations of any secret Facts whatsoever; all enthusiastical impressions and Applications of Words of Scripture, as though they were Words now immediately spoken by God to a particular Person, in a new Meaning, and carrying something more in them than the Words contain as they lie in the Bible; and all Interpretations of the mystical Meaning of the Scripture, by supposed immediate Revelation.... An enthusiastical supposed Manifestation of the Love of God, is made by the exciting an Idea of a smiling Countenance, or some other pleasant outward Appearance, or by the Idea of pleasant Words spoken or written, excited in the Imagination, or some pleasant bodily Sensation. So when Persons have an imaginary Revelation of some secret Fact, it is by exciting external Ideas; either of some Words implying a Declaration of that Fact, or some visible or sensible Circumstances of such a Fact. So the supposed Leading of the Spirit to do the Will of God, in outward Behaviour, is either by exciting the Idea of Words (which are outward Things) in their Minds, either the Words of Scripture, or other Words, which they look upon as an immediate Command of God; or by exciting and impressing strongly the Ideas of the outward Actions themselves.” (Ibid, pp. 176, 177)

Jonathan Edwards further warned about the heathen types of experiences in false revivals including “strange ecstacies and raptures”:

“Such Sort of Experiences and Discoveries as these commonly raise the Affections of such as are deluded by them to a great Height, and make a mighty Uproar in both Soul and Body. And a very great Part of the false Religion that has been in the World, from one Age to another, consists in such Discoveries as these, and in the Affections that flow from them. In such Things consisted the Experiences of the ancient Pythagoreans among the Heathen, and many others among them, who had strange Ecstacies and Raptures, and pretended to a divine Afflatus, and immediate Revelations from Heaven. In such Things as these seem to have consisted the Experiences of the Essenes, an ancient Sect among the Jews, at and after the Times of the Apostles. In such Things as these consisted the Experiences of many of the ancient Gnostics, and the Montanists, and many other Sects of ancient Heretics, in the primitive Ages of the christian Church. And in such Things as these consisted the pretended immediate Converse with God and Christ, and Saints and Angels of Heaven, of the Monks, Anchorites and Recluses, that formerly abounded in the Church of Rome. In such Things consisted the pretended high Experiences, and great Spirituality of many Sects of Enthusiasts that swarmed in the World after the Reformation;... And in these Things seems to lie the Religion of many Kinds of Enthusiasts of the present Day. It is by such Sort of Religion as this, chiefly, that Satan transforms himself into an Angel of Light: and it is that which he has ever most successfully made use of to confound hopeful and happy Revivals of Religion, from the Beginning of the christian Church to this Day. When the Spirit of God is poured out, to begin a glorious Work, then the old Serpent, as fast as possible, and by all Means, introduces this Bastard Religion and mingles it with the true;... Great and strict therefore should be the Watch and Guard that Ministers maintain against such Things, especially at a Time of great Awakening: For Men, especially the common People, are easily bewitched with such Things; they having such a glaring and glistering show of high Religion; and the Devil hiding his own Shape, and appearing as an Angel of Light, that Men may not be afraid of him, but may adore him.” (Ibid, pp. 177, 178)

Nineteenth century English physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was a Bible believing Christian who said,

“That man in his natural state is greatly influenced by his fellow-creatures and the forms of emotion which are amongst them, is doubtless true, even when it concerns what he considers his eternal welfare. How else would the wonderfully varied and superstitious forms of belief have obtained in the world? What carries the Mormons into the desert, surrounded by trouble and the enmity of those around them? What sustains a spiritual dominion like the Papacy, aided by the nations around it, to proclaim the name of Christ whilst it contradicts His Word—refuses it (the record of the Spirit) to the people—and crushes out with all intolerance the simple obedience of the truth? Man's natural mind is a very unstable thing, and most credulous, and the imagination often rules it when reason is thought to be there. Mesmerism has great power over it; so has poetry; so has music; so has the united voice of the multitude; so have many other things: but these things are, so to say, indifferent as respects the character of the object they may be used to sustain, and are just as powerful in favour of a bad cause as a good one. Among the contradictory and gross systems of religion,... any one of them may be sustained by the use of such agencies as these.” (The Life and Letters of Faraday, Vol. 2, 1870, pp. 431,432)

Michael Faraday stressed the importance of God's revealed written word in the Holy Bible, and our reliance upon the scriptures as our first and final authority in judging all matters of religion:

“The Revivals, &c., cannot trouble the Christian who is taught of God (by His Word and the Holy Spirit) to trust in the promise of salvation through the work of Jesus Christ. He finds his guide in the Word of God, and commits the keeping of his soul into the hands of God. He looks for no assurance beyond what the Word can give him, and if his mind is troubled by the cares and fears which may assail him, he can go nowhere but in prayer to the throne of grace and to Scripture. No outward manifestation, as of a revival, &c., can give either instruction or assurance to him, nor can any outward opposition or trouble diminish his confidence in 'Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling-block, and to the Greeks foolishness; but to them who are called, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.' If his attention is called to the revivals, it cannot be that he should feel instruction there or assurance there, other than what he finds in the Scriptures, without reference to them; and it seems to me that any power they may have over his mind other than the Scripture has, must be delusion and a snare.” (The Life and Letters of Faraday, Vol. 2, 1870, p. 431)

Some might say, “What about those who are exercising the gifts of the Spirit – prophesying, performing miracles, casting out devils? Surely they must be ‘right with the Lord’ and are not misleading people.” Jesus said “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:21-23). This is quite an astonishing and sobering statement. Jesus said that many, not few, but many who confess him as their Lord and work miracles will not enter into the kingdom of God.

No one is immune to deception. The moment we think we are immune to deception, we are in fact being deceived. “Let no man deceive you by any means:” (II Thess. 2:3). “Let no man deceive himself.” (I Cor. 3:18). An important admonition given to God's people is “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:” (Isa. 1:18). We must be careful not to allow our opinions and feelings influence our reasoning.


WILLIAM MARION BRANHAM:
New Testament Prophet or Occult Mystic?

Was William Branham a “true prophet of God” as he claimed? Or was he only one of the “many deceivers” that our Lord Jesus Christ warned his disciples about? This is a legitimate question that should be asked and must be answered because thousands of people are influenced to this day by Branham's teachings.

William Branham believed that an angel guided him throughout his life. William Branham's ministry was a result of this “angel's guidance”: this supposed “angel from heaven” would appear to him on more than one occasion (Gal. 1:8). A predominant characteristic of Branham's meetings was his near total fixation on the “presence” of this angel. Branham said, “I'm convinced that that very Spirit that you feel, the Holy Spirit that is moving in us, I'm convinced that that's Christ. Amen! I'm convinced that, right now, that This is what I'm looking at, this Circle of Light before me, I'm convinced that's the Holy Spirit! I'm convinced that vision is over my eyes! I know it is. Amen!” When asked if it was the Holy Spirit that did the supernatural signs and miracles in his meetings, Branham responded, “No, my angel does these things!” Branham said, “I believe that that same Angel anoints us, because It was God.” This is absolutely un-biblical. Jesus Christ's apostles were led by the Spirit of truth and the scriptures, not by an angel from heaven and a feeling. The apostle Paul warned, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Gal. 1:6-9). “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (II Cor. 11:14,15).

Some people might point to William Branham's ability to “slay people in the Spirit” as proof that he was a true prophet of God. But the only people who were “slain in the Spirit” in the New Testament were God's enemies. If we “try the spirits” and test this phenomena by the scriptures (I John 4:1; II Tim. 3:16), we will see that the only people who were “slain in the Spirit” were the soldiers and men who came to arrest Jesus; and Saul and his companions who were enemies of the Christian church; and Ananias and Sapphira who tempted the Spirit of the Lord and lied to God. The band of men and officers “went backward, and fell to the ground” when Jesus said unto them, “I am he” (John 18:3-6); and Saul (Paul) and those with him “were all fallen to the earth” when Jesus spoke to him before his conversion (Acts 26:14); and Ananias and Sapphira died as a result of being “slain in the Spirit” (Acts 5:1-10). Nowhere in the scriptures will you find an apostle or disciple of Jesus Christ being “slain in the Spirit” and convulsing uncontrollably, as witnessed in these modern-day so called healing revivals. When the apostle John saw Jesus Christ he “fell at his feet as dead” (Rev. 1:17). But note that John fell “as dead”, he did not fall down convulsing at Jesus' feet in some sort of ecstatic trance (John 18:3). Note also that before Paul (Saul) was converted he and they who journeyed with him to persecute the church “were all fallen to the earth” when Jesus spoke to him, but after his conversion neither Paul nor any of those whom he ministered to were “slain in the Spirit” falling to the ground in convulsions or ecstatic trances (Acts 26:14).

Some people might point to William Branham's ability to cast out devils and do many other wonderful works in Jesus' name. But consider what the Lord Jesus Christ himself said: “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” (Mark 13:22). Remember that even Judas Iscariot, whom Jesus called “a devil,” was given “power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.” (John 6:70; Matt. 10:1). Some people might point to William Branham's ability to prophesy in the name of the Lord Jesus and Branham's apparent ability to read minds and tell some people certain personal things in their life, an ability shared by many psychics and mediums, as proof that he was a true prophet of God. But hear what Jesus Christ said:

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:21-23).

Jesus said that a “wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign”, and “Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” “And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.” (Matt. 16:4; John 4:48; Mark 8:12). Jesus' apostles did not follow him because of the signs and wonders; they followed him because he faithfully preached the scriptuers: “Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:67,68). Paul said, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.” (Gal. 1:6,7). “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.... For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.” (II Cor 11:3-13). “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” (Mark 13:22).

Many of William Branham's teachings revealed his delusional thinking. Branham taught that the Holy Bible (KJV) had errors and that God was giving him (Branham) the “correct” interpretation (the Bible calls this “private interpretation” II Peter 1:20). What better way to deceive people than to tell them that they don't really have the pure words of the Lord in our preserved English KJV Holy Bible (Psa. 12:6; Prov. 30:5). A common characteristic among all cults and deceivers and false religions is to explicitly or subtly move authority away from the Bible to another source (a man, a vision, a confirmation in the heart, a lexicon or some other book) in order to supersede the authority of the Holy Bible. From Genesis 3:1 in the garden of Eden where the serpent said, “Yea, hath God said . . ?”, to the present day cults whose leader's words overrule the written word of God, Satan's methods of deception – to cast doubt on the scriptures – have not changed. Notice that when the serpent first deceived man the temptation was not to be evil but to be good, to “be as gods” (Gen. 3:1-5). This is why almost all cult leaders and false prophets have a deity complex, to “be as gods”, to be “like the most High”, to be reverenced and feared by their followers (Isa. 14:14; III John 1:9).

William Branham also taught that the occult pyramids and the zodiac (Babylonian-Chaldean astrology which is condemned by God in the Bible Lev. 19:26; Deut. 18:10,11; II Kings 21:6; II Chron. 33:6; Isa. 47:13; Rom. 1:19-28) were reliable sources of God's word. (Incidentally, both Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah's Witness Organization, and William Branham's grave sites are adorned with occult pyramids.) The apostle Paul exhorted us to “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (II Tim. 4:2-4). But “after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers”: the lusts referred to here are not only sexual lusts but also spiritual lusts — a lusting after power and control, to “exercise dominion” and “authority” over others — “Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?” (Matt. 20:25-27; James 4:5). Jesus talked about “the lusts of other things entering in” (Mark 4:19). So we know by the scriptures that not all lusts are sexual in nature. “So I gave them up unto their own hearts‘ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.” (Psa. 81:12; 78:18).

William Branham believed that he was God's “mouthpiece” and that God was using him in much the same way as the Old Testament prophets. However, the “mouthpiece of God” theology was not original to Branham. Joseph Smith, who founded the Mormon church in 1830, claimed repeated “revelations” from God. Smith's newly formed church was given a “revelation” from God to accept “his [Smith's] word . . . as if from mine own mouth, in patience and faith.” (Doctrine and Covenants, 21:5). But even Joseph Smith was not the originator of this myth, as other cult leaders, both before and after Smith, claimed this divine authority. In the latter part of the second century a self-appointed end time prophet named Montanus, founder of Montanism (who was a priest in a Phrygian mystery cult prior to his supposed conversion to Christianity), was subject to ecstatic trances and repeated revelations and viewed himself as the “mouthpiece” of God (Another Gospel, Tucker, pp.33,34). William Branham said, “Now, I'm just your brother, by the grace of God. But when the Angel of the Lord moves down, it becomes then a Voice of God to you... But I am God's Voice to you... Now, see, I can say nothing in myself. But what He shows me.” (William Branham, Footprints On The Sands Of Time, p. 214).

Donald Gee said that a “careful study of the New Testament will reveal that the Early Church NEVER placed utterances through their prophets on a level with the Scriptures. Note carefully the distinctive phrase used in 2 Peter 1:21 to describe the latter—‘prophecy of the Scripture.’ See again the decision of Acts xv.28, where the difficulty was NOT solved by reference to the accredited prophets present (Barnabas, Judas, Silas, etc.), but by reference to the Old Testament Scriptures. The infallibility of prophets in the Early Church is strictly denied (I Cor. xiv. 20). Does this emaciate our conception of the nature of Spiritual Gifts so as to make them of no more worth than ordinary natural endowments? Not in the least. They are still supernatural. They remain to this day the Divine-appointed manifestation of the Holy Spirit in and through the Church (see I Cor. xii. 7-11). They have their basis in a genuine inspiration, but that inspiration is not on a level with the inspiration of the Scriptures.” (Montanism, Donald Gee, 1928).

Even today some misguided modern-day “prophets” erroneously believe that they are God's “mouthpiece”. Though sincere in their beliefs, teaching that God speaks to us as “in time past... by the prophets” is both un-biblical and anti-biblical and leads to errors, delusions and false doctrines. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son (Heb. 1:1-3). In the Old Testament, in time past, God spoke to his people by the prophets and by the scriptures written by the prophets. But in the New Testament, in these last days, God speaks to each and every one of his people by his Son “through the Holy Ghost” in each and every one of his people with the scriptures written by the apostles (Heb. 1:1-3; John 14:26; Acts 1:2; 10:44; 11:15; 15:8; II Tim. 3:15). “These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.” exclaimed the apostle John, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” (I John 2:26,27; John 14:26; Rom. 10:8; Psa. 119:99,100; Prov. 30:5,6; Deut. 4:2; Rev. 22:18,19). Second Timothy chapter 3 verse 16 tells us that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” God gave us his written words to keep us from deceiving ourselves and to keep us from being deceived by others.

“Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?” (Proverbs 22:20,21)
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” (Proverbs 30:5,6)

William Branham's teachings directly contradicted much of “that which is written” in the “holy scriptures” (I Cor. 4:6; II Tim. 3:15). Branham said, “I saw seven angels in the form of a pyramid that swept down, picked me up and was brought east to open the seven seals of God” (Commissioned by Seven Mighty Angels). But in contrast to Branham's teachings the apostle John said, “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.” (Rev. 5:1-4). Verses five and nine tells us that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only one who is “worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof.” William Branham, the Branch Davidians and the Heaven's Gate cult all believed that they were chosen by God to “open the seven seals”. Thier teachings, which contradict the Holy Bible, were all from the same source – the father of lies (John 8:44). And other false doctrines being propagated by modern-day ‘seers’ and ‘prophets’ are the “secret rapture” and “the close of the Gentile Times”. To dispell the “secret rapture” theory the Bible assured us that when Christ returns (and there is only one return) “every eye shall see him” (Rev. 1:7). And as far as God “closing the door of grace” to the world, the Bible assured us “that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”, and Jesus himself assured us saying “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” (Acts 2:21; Matt. 28:20). The “close of the Gentile Times” is not a new idea or new “revelation”; it is a false doctrine that various cults like the Jehovah's Witness organization and others have been teaching for over a hundred years (God's Kingdom of a Thousand Years Has Approached, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1973, p. 330).

Jesus Christ and the apostles are our pattern and our example of the true New Testament church, for “us not to think of men above that which is written” (I Cor. 4:6). And the New Testament, “that which is written”, is the revelation of Jesus Christ. English physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) said, “The Christian who is taught by God (by His Word and Holy Spirit) finds his guide in the Word of God, and commits the keeping of his soul in the hands of God. He looks for no assurance beyond what the Word of God can give him.... The Christian religion is a revelation, and that revelation is the Word of God.” (America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations, p. 232). But this simple truth of scripture is hidden from “them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight” (Isa. 5:21). Jesus said, “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”, babes in Christ (Matt. 11:25): “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (II Tim. 3:15). The apostle Paul said “to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think”, and “that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written” (Rom. 12:3; I Cor. 4:6). But instead of “understanding what the will of the Lord is” by trusting the Holy Bible and searching the “holy scriptures”, many are turning to man and leaning unto their “own understanding” (II Tim. 3:15; Eph. 5:17; Prov. 3:5). Instead of hearing, “what saith the scripture?” (Rom. 4:3) and “Search the scriptures” (John 5:39), we are hearing “What saith the man of God?” and “Search his latest book.” The phrase, “it is written”, referring to the scriptures, occurs sixty-three times in the New Testament. But instead of hearing, “It is written”, “It is written again” (Matt. 4:4,7; Acts 1:20; 7:42), we are hearing “Thus saith the LORD, etc., etc.” Many people are apparently unaware of the fact that the phrase, “Thus saith the LORD”, does not appear anywhere in the New Testament scriptures.

“Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.” (Jeremiah 23:16)

Numerous prophecies and predictions made by Branham did not come to pass. It is significant that Branham falsely predicted that America would be destroyed in 1977, given the fact that he was believed by many to be God's end-time prophet (The Seven Church Ages, p. 322). Mediums' and soothsayers' prophecies often fail, as did many of Branham's prophecies. The Holy Bible tells us that the hit and miss prophecies of Branham and other modern-day prophets are proof that “they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart” (Jer. 23:26). It is absolutely un-scriptural for anyone calling himself a prophet today to make even one false prophecy. There is not a single example in the entire New Testament of a prophet or apostle making a prophecy that failed to come to pass. Those who follow Branham's teachings today can take one or two New Testament scriptures out of context and twist them to fit their own beliefs, but they are only deceiving themselves and those who accept their private interpretations.

“And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:21,22)

The gnostic teachings of Branham (serpent seed doctrine, etc.) and his acceptance of Freemasonry (a satanic occult organization) should have been a dead giveaway from the very beginning. “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” (Eph. 5:11). Another occult aspect of Branham's meetings was his total dependence upon an angel when ministering to the people. Branham would always ask the people if they believed he was God's prophet. People had to first acknowledge that Branham was God's prophet before the angel would begin to perform supernatural manifestations. No true New Testament prophet or apostle ever did such a thing. The apostles of our Lord asked the people if they believed that Jesus Christ is the son of God and the savior of the world. Philip said to the Ethiopian eunuch, “If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” (Acts 8:37). The fact that Branham's angel guide granted certain supernatural signs, and the fact that some of Branham's prophecies did come to pass does not mean that he was a true prophet of God:

“If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-3) (See also II Corinthians 11:3,4,13-15; Galatians 1:6-9)

There is little doubt that William Branham was truly sincere in what he believed. But he made a deadly mistake in believing that his sincere heart would prevent him from being deceived: He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool, and “Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,” (Prov. 28:26; Jer. 17:5). Instead of trusting the scriptures, William Branham made the fateful decision to trust his own feelings. “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” (Matt. 22:29). “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they [the scriptures] are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” (John 5:39,40). The following links are to web sites and articles exposing the un-biblical fallacies and the anti-biblical dangers of Branham's teachings:



Click Here To See William Branham's Occult Pyramid Grave Marker!
Click Here To See William Branham's Occult Pyramid Grave Marker
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!


William Branham and His Followers
http://www.christswitness.com/branham.php  

William Branham and His Message
http://people.delphiforums.com/JohnK63/home.htm  

William Branham: Man of God or False Prophet
http://jesus-messiah.com/html/branham.html  

Teachings of the prophet William Branham
http://www.letusreason.org/Latrain4.htm  

William Branham and The Occult
http://www.blessedquietness.com/journal/housechu/branham.htm  

False Prophet - William Marion Branham
http://www.discernment.org/precedin.htm  

The False Prophet - William Marion Branham
http://www.forgottenword.org/branham.html  

Our Problems With Divine Healing
http://wordofgod.0catch.com/problemswithhealing.html  

Is Physical Healing In The Atonement?
http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:aYAU69vyS-8J:www.pcbaptist.org/Physical%2520Healing.doc  

William Marion Branham1 Document Portal
http://wmb1.com/portico/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=46




“BROTHER” R. G. STAIR:
Prophet or Profit?
 

Fornication - Adultery - Lewdness - Lasciviousness - Filthy Lucre - Murder

“Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ;
and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.”
(Luke 21:8; Matt. 24:5; Mark 13:6)

For years many people have put their faith in radio “Evangelist” Ralph Stair and followed his guidance. Many of his former followers, people who knew him, people who were very close to him and knew the inner workings of his ministry have now come forward with extremely disturbing information regarding both his personal life and public ministry, The Overcomer Ministry. The Bible tells us that “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (Matt. 18:16; II Cor. 13:1). According to court documents and a number of independent credible witnesses, Ralph Stair has in the past practiced murder in the form of abortion and continues to this day to practice lewd and lascivious behavior and deception for his own personal gain (filthy lucre - I Tim. 3:3,8; Titus 1:7,11; I Peter 5:2). Aside from his many false prophecies, in May 2002, Stair was arrested and charged with two counts of breach of trust, two counts of criminal sexual conduct, unlawful burying of a body without notice or inquiry and failure to get authorization for the removal of a dead body. The criminal sexual conduct charges included complaints of at least 70 incidents. Stair recently pled guilty to assault and battery for unlawfully touching former female members of his cult. The Lord Jesus Christ said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matt. 7:15); and, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (Matt. 24:4,5; Mark 13:5,6). (Photo-copy of Stair's YouTube page. Notice the blonde stripper on his "Recent Activity" and "Favorites". Stair's blonde stripper friend's video remained on his YouTube page "Favorites" for 4 weeks until he realized it was visible to the public and promptly deleted it.)

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
(I John 4:1).

The Lord said, “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” (Luke 12:1,2,3). The Bible says that “the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God” (II Kings 17:9). Many people have had their eyes opened to the truth about this man, “Brother” Stair. Unfortunately, many people are still following him, not knowing what this man is all about. The following links are to web sites and articles exposing the deception of a modern day “Prophet” of God, Ralph G. Stair:



Remnants Of Hope Ministry
http://www.remnantshope.com/rgstair.html  

False Prophet, Brother Stair Exposed
http://messiahsbranch.org/art_brother_stair.htm  

The Arresting Behavior Of Brother Stair
http://www.christianmediaresearch.com/stair-01.html  

False Prophet Brother R. G. Stair
http://www.webspawner.com/users/stairfalse/  

False Prophecies of Brother R.G. Stair
http://www.thenetteam.net/failed.html  

Stair Ordered To Pay Former Members $731,679
http://www.thenetteam.net/index.html  

R. G. Stair Arrested
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/19102/rg-stair  

R. G. Stair Arrested: The Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZFU06BGnPg  

Overcomers Ministry, R.G. Stair
http://www.rickross.com/groups/rgstair.html  

Overcomer Ministries Misled Its Flock
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/19101/overcomer-ministries-misled-its-flock-says-collection-county-jury"  

R. G. "Brother" Stair Overcomer Ministry Exposed
http://www.isitso.org/guide/stair.html  

Religious Commune Leader Pleads Guilty in Fondling Case
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/9570/religious-commune-leader-pleads-guilty-in-fondling-case  

Ralph G. "Brother" Stair
http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Brother-Stair  

R.G. Stair, the False Prophet
http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=16&groupid=26396&ck=  

The Truth about False Prophet Ralph Stair
http://prophecy.sinfree.net/stair/stair.htm  

The Book R.G. Stair Does Not Want The World To See
http://prophecy.sinfree.net/stair/cult_diary/diaryindex.htm  

"Brother" R.G. Stair - False Prophecies of a False Prophet
http://www.watchman.org/cults/endtime.htm  

Prophet Stair, What has become of you?
http://www.radionewjerusalem.com/archive2/stair.htm  

From Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_Stair



DECEIVERS EXPOSED
R.G. Stair, William Branham, David Terrell, Billy Graham, et al


Question:
What do these people and organizations — R. G. Stair, William Branham, Billy Graham, David Terrell, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientology, FreeMasonry and Catholicism — all have in common?

Answer:
They all teach (taught) that they are (were) God's “anointed”, or “representative”, or “mouthpiece”, and that you cannot fully trust nor believe the Holy Bible; and that you must put your faith in their words, theologies, traditions, customs and rituals in order to please God and have everlasting life.  


 

DAVID TERRELL MINISTRIES:
Personal Testimony of An Ex-Follower!

“Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.”
(Luke 12:1,2)

      We are told in the scriptures to “believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1). “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Tim. 3:16). “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word [the scriptures], it is because there is no light in them.” (Isa. 8:20). This is a testimony of my personal experiences with David Terrell and his ministry. It is not my intention to offend or demean anyone. The purpose of this letter is to bring to light the truth concerning the teachings of David Terrell, in the hope that he and his followers will be set free from erroneous beliefs and teachings, and that others might avoid making the same mistakes that I made. David Terrell is a sincere but proud man who, from early on in his life, has strayed farther and farther away from the simplicity of the Gospel, and it is my hope, my prayer, that he will see and acknowledge and turn from the error of his ways. Having been under this man's ministry for many years, even co-pastoring one of his New Testament Holiness Churches for a time, I can't help but feel a certain amount of sorrow and empathy for him, as I continue to pray for the Lord to open his eyes. Supporters of this man are urged to read my entire testimony and examine it according to the scriptures in the Holy Bible before rejecting it or condemning me as a heretic who has backslidden from the "true Jesus ministry." The scriptures tell us that “it is folly and shame unto him” “that answereth a matter before he heareth it” (Prov. 18:13). The scriptures tell us to take heed that no man deceive us and to beware of false prophets and to try the spirits using the written word of God as our first and final authority (Matt. 7:15; 24:4,5; 2 Tim. 3:16; 4:1-4).

      Some members of my family followed David Terrell for many years. As far back as the 1960's some of my best friends were close acquaintances of David Terrell. I was personally introduced to David Terrell in the 1970's and traveled across the country to fellowship with him for many years. My family and I continued to follow him for a long time – more than 20 years – but as we witnessed one failed prophecy after another, not just minor ones but many major ones, and as we witnessed his teachings becoming more and more contradictory to the Bible, for example,
1 - Terrell believes that his own good works of fasting and praying has made his heart pure, and has publicly stated this, "I'm without sin like Jesus." and "Everything I do is holy!", whereas the Bible teaches just the opposite - “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Eph. 2:8,8, “Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.” Job 14:4, “we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;” Isa. 64:6;
2 - Terrell was and still is teaching that his own shed blood (Terrell's shed blood, after instructing his followers to beat him with a belt) turned away God's wrath from sinners, whereas the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ's shed blood, and Jesus Christ's shed blood ALONE, is what turned away God's wrath from sinners - “being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Rom. 5:9, “Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thess. 1:10, “no man in heaven, nor in earth...was found worthy.... Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” Rev. 5:3,4,12 --Jesus “by himself purged our sins” “after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever” Heb. 1:3; 10:12 (Terrell's "sacrificial beating" is not unlike what the Roman Catholic church does - denying Jesus Christ's finished work on the cross by substituting their own sacrifice for sin - “this is that spirit of antichrist” “that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh” 1 John 4:3; 2 John 1:7). Under the new covenant “there is no more offering for sin.” Heb. 10:18; we now “offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” Heb. 13:15; and the life of self-denial and love towards our fellow man that Christ instructs his followers to obey, to “present your bodies a living sacrifice” is “to lay down our lives for the brethren” by performing acts of true Christian charity Luke 9:23; John 15:12; Rom. 12:1; 1 John 3:16, “for charity [not some bizarre ritual or self-imposed punishment] shall cover the multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8. “Now the end of the commandment is charity” 1 Tim. 1:5; “charity, which is the bond of perfectness.” Col. 3:14;
3 - Terrell believes that he is "God's mouthpiece" and is "standing in the gap" as a sort of "mediator" between God and his people, whereas the Bible teaches just the opposite - “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son” through His inspired, pure, preserved written word in the Bible Heb. 1:1,2; 2 Tim. 3:16; Psa. 12:6,7; Prov. 30:5,6, and under the new covenant every believer is now a “man of God” with direct and equal access to God 1 Tim. 6:11; 2 Tim. 3:17; and Jesus Christ is the only mediator, high priest and prophet who can “stand in the gap” for God's people Acts 3:22; 1 Tim. 2:5; Rom. 8:26,27,34; Heb. 4:14, “seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Heb. 7:25; Christ is entered “into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:” Heb. 9:24; “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16;
4 - Terrell was and still is teaching that every believer has the same gifts of the Spirit to “work miracles” and “heal the sick” and “speak with tongues”, whereas the Bible teaches just the opposite - “are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues?” 1 Cor. 12:29,30; “For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:” Rom. 12:4; “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us,” Rom. 12:6;
5 - not to mention the Money Buckets placed at the front of the platform during Terrell's services and the Money Aprons regularly worn around his waist while urging and threatening his followers to place their money into the Buckets and Aprons or else they will come under the penalty of the most severe judgments of God, they and their poor family members for "robbing God"), whereas the Bible teaches just the opposite - the money intrusted to church leaders in the Bible was not used to buy themselves fancy designer clothes, expensive chariots, and luxury homes; church leaders in the Bible took the money that was intrusted to them and they distributed the money to every poor and needy Christians throughout the land: “Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.” Acts 4:34,35; 2:44 (nowhere in the entire New Testament, which is God's new covenant with man, do we find Christians being instructed to "prove God" by giving money to an apostle or prophet “supposing that gain is godliness” 1 Tim. 6:5; in fact this is what the devil tempted Jesus with - worldly wealth Matt. 4:8,9; 6:24),
we could no longer follow his unscriptural teachings.
(Read the book Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir by Donna M. Johnson, David Terrell's "stepdaughter." Donna corroborates many of these facts in her book.)

      My experience with David Terrell was typical of what many of my family and friends experienced with “the man of God.” I had gone through many difficult times in my life, and had felt betrayed by some of the closest people around me. I felt, at times, that even God had let me down. I was raised as a Roman Catholic “Christian.” I remained a loyal follower of that church for the first two decades of my life, the church that I was made a member of in infancy, without my knowledge or consent, and without the exercise of my reason or judgment. But when I became a young adult and began examining my church's teachings with an unbiased open mind, I soon realized that the church I learned to trust in, was in fact another mind-controlling cult of the world. It was only a few years before these events occurred that I began to experience many hardships and let-downs, and I began to call out to God with my whole heart for him to reveal himself to me. But before God would allow me to know who he was, he allowed me to know who he was not. God would try my heart to see if I would keep his truth, his word, or if I was just looking for another way to justify myself. This is when I was told by friends that I needed to go see “the preacher” who was supposed to be different from all the rest. I was reassured by friends that the Lord “visited” him and gave him the “revelation” of Jesus Christ. I soon had an opportunity to attend one of his tent revivals. I went and was persuaded to go through his “prayer line” (James 5:14), where the atmosphere was quite ecstatic and people's emotions were out of control. I remember that an emotional feeling came over me that caused me to feel that this must be of God (Prov. 16:25; 28:26). I felt “love.” I felt like I was on “cloud nine.”

      Only a few weeks prior to my first experience at Terrell's tent revival, I had repented of my sins and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and started reading the Holy Bible every day. When I repented and forsook my sins and placed my total trust in the finished sacrifice of Jesus Christ's death on the cross for my sins, the Lord saved me by grace through faith, not by works of righteousness which I have done, but according to his mercy he saved me, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (I was also baptized by submersion in water Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 8:12-17,38; 10:44-48) (Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; 1 Pet. 1:23).

      Certain family and friends, however, told me that I needed more to “be saved”, that I needed a “personal experience” with God, and that I really needed to go see this “true prophet.” So off I went. Although I had only a limited knowledge of the scriptures, and some of the things that I witnessed under the tent that night seemed to agree with what I was reading in the Bible, other things that I witnessed under the tent that night absolutely did not agree with what I was reading in the Bible. Nevertheless, being reassured by close friends and family, who were there with me that night, that this was “God's work,” I thought, “OK, surely something that feels this good must be of God.” (2 Cor. 11:14,15; Jer. 17:9; Prov. 16:25; 28:26)

      In what context was I to interpret these "great signs and wonders" and spiritual experiences? I was told by David Terrell and his followers to trust what I was feeling and to trust their explanation of it. So, that's what I did, I trusted the Terrellites' interpretations and allowed my own personal feelings to interpret these things, rather than allow the plain revealed written words of the Lord in the scriptures to show me what these spiritual experiences really were — “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matt. 24:24); “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” (2 Thess. 2:9); we are warned about those who preach “another Jesus” of “another spirit....For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness;” (2 Cor. 11:4,13,14,15; Gal. 1:6-9). Someone said, "But prophet Terrell told me personal things about myself that only God could know." Well, the Bible says that Satan is “the prince of the power of the air,” “going to and fro in the earth...walking up and down in it,” and that he is “the god of this world” (“which deceiveth the whole world”), and as such he would no doubt be privy to some of our "secrets" (Job 1:7; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 2:2; Rev. 12:9). Even the Christian King, James I of England, warned us about “that old and crafty Serpent, being a spirit, he easily spies our affections, and so conforms himself thereto, to deceive us to our wreck.” (Daemonologie, James Rx, 1597, Chapter 2, Page 9).

      We are warned by God to not trust our own feelings and experiences because “The heart is deceitful above all things” and “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool:” for “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Jer. 17:9; Prov. 16:25; 28:26). We are to “try the spirits whether they are of God” by using only the written word of God in the Bible which is given to us for “doctrine,” “reproof,” “instruction” and “correction” (1 John 4:1; 2 Tim. 3:16). The Lord said, “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures,” and “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:” (Matt. 22:29; Hosea 4:6). Jesus said, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31,32). He said, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17). It is Jesus' word, not an ecstatic spiritual experience, that will make us free. The prophet Jeremiah said, “thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart” (Jer. 15:16). The believers in Berea “searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” (Acts 17:11). God had Philip use the scriptures to persuade the Ethiopian eunuch of the truth, and after the eunuch believed and was baptized “he went on his way rejoicing” (Acts 8:34-39), not uncontrollably speaking in tongues for days or uncontrollably convulsing under the anointing. Believers are exhorted to “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” and believers are not to be “ignorant of his devices.” (1 Pet. 5:8; 2 Cor. 2:11). As for these ecstatic experiences of being "slain in the Spirit," or being in a sort of daze or out-of-body experience "caught up in the Spirit," the Bible tells us that in the New Testament dispensation the only people to fall down before an apostle or prophet under God's anointing were those who incurred God's anger (John 18:4-6; Acts 5:9), and that when believers were touched by the power of God they were coherent, sober and in their right minds (Mark 5:15; Luke 1:41,42,67-79; Acts 2; 3:8,9; 4:31).

      As I continued to follow the Lord and read the Bible daily with a humble and contrite heart, desiring the sincere milk of the word, the Lord fed me with the pure words of his mouth straight from the scriptures. The Spirit of truth began to guide me into all truth, and God increased my knowledge of the scriptures and showed me that the New Testament is the completed revelation of Jesus Christ (Isa. 57:15; Luke 4:4; John 16:13; Rom. 16:25; 1 Pet. 2:2; 5:6). And as I continued to follow David Terrell, I began to see more of the things that he was teaching being contradictory to the Bible. He began to teach that God had more words to reveal to his people than what was recorded in the Bible. He began to teach that the Bible had numerous mistakes in it.

      I want to make it perfectly clear, that despite David Terrell's many erroneous teachings, some of the things he was preaching was Biblical, which I'm sure is part of what appealed to many people. Unfortunately, when someone does not know the scriptures well enough to discern true Christian doctrines from false ones, there is a great danger of falling into one erroneous belief after another. The apostle Paul said, “Let no man deceive himself.” (1 Cor. 3:18). In his pride, Lucifer, who is also called “the great dragon,” “that old serpent,” “the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world,” said, “I will be like the most High.” (Isa. 14:14; Rev. 12:9). According to the scriptures his proud ambition is being fulfilled as he continues to deceive man on a daily basis by masquerading as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:13,14,15). According to the scriptures the Jesus that appeared to David Terrell in 1967 was not the Jesus of the Bible, but was “another Jesus” of “another spirit” of “another gospel,” and was from the same source as Joseph Smith's "angelic visitation" and William Branham's "spirit guide" (2 Cor. 11:3,4,13,14,15; Gal. 1:6-9). This is part of the strong delusion the Bible speaks of: “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” (2 Thess. 2:11).

      From the beginning when Satan first deceived man, the temptation was not for man to do evil perse, but to do good, to “be as gods,” to doubt God's word and decide for themselves what is “good and evil,” “every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.” (Gen 3:5; Deut. 12:8). This is when sin entered into the world (“by one man” Rom.5:12) and Satan became “the god of this world” and man became egotistical and his “understanding darkened” and his heart “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jer. 17:9; Eph. 4:18; 2 Cor. 4:4). It is always a mistake to trust any other source and leave the safety of God's word (the Holy Bible - God's completed revelation of himself and his will) to instruct and correct us. The characteristic of every false prophet or false religious leader (Mormonism, Roman Catholicism, Freemasonry, etc.) is to take the place of God in one respect or another, to be looked up to and bowed down to by his fellow man, to even “be as gods” (Gen 3:5).

      David Terrell may have been genuinely sincere, but there is a difference between sincerity and humility, and a difference between solemnity and truth. If we are to assume that David Terrell started out with a true humble heart to help God's people, then it is only fair to conclude that, little by little, true humility and faith in God's written revealed words in the Bible gave way to false confidence and trust in his own personal experiences and beliefs, forgetting that while God can use a man to speak truth one moment, Satan can use the same man to speak falsehood a moment later (Matt. 16:16,17,22,23). His repeated claims of visitations and revelations gave both he and his followers an exalted view of himself, and he began to lord over God's heritage, demanding more and more obedience and honor and fear from his followers - see these two videos: fear video 1 - fear video 2 (unfortunately, there are several Terrellites waiting in the shadows for David Terrell to draw his last breadth so that they can come onto the scene and take Terrell's place as the "Elijah/Elisha" endtime prophet; so sad to see so many twist the scriptures to conform to their distorted views). Terrell would make dozens, sometimes hundreds, of prophecies a week - most of which would fail to come to pass (Deut. 18:21,22; Prov. 30:5,6; I Cor. 14:37; Heb. 1:1,2; I John 2:26,27; Rev. 22:18,19). While David Terrell told his followers to judge him according to the scriptures, what he actually meant was that his followers were to judge him according to his interpretation of the scriptures (these are the same tactics used by the Roman Catholic church and other cults to seduce their followers). This, of course, meant that David Terrell's followers were using Terrell's words to judge the scriptures instead of using the scriptures to judge David Terrell.

      The more I read the scriptures, the more I began to cry out to God; for something was seriously amiss. I prayed, “Lord, something is terribly wrong with either the Bible or the prophet.” As I continued to faithfully read my Bible and to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the Lord opened my understanding that I might understand the scriptures. I began to see more and more scriptures testifying to the preservation of God's words, where God himself promised to preserve every one of his pure words (Psa. 12:6,7; Prov. 30:5,6). I began to see more and more contradictions, not in the Bible, but in “the prophet.” I had to humble my heart and come to the sobering realization that the emotional feelings that I had experienced under the tent that night were no different than the emotional feelings experienced by the Mormon, Muslim or Hare Krishna convert. The Lord's love and mercy is not just about emotions and good feelings, it is about understanding and reasoning: “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” (Psa. 119:130); “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD” (Isaiah 1:18). I had to humble my heart and admit that I was just as vulnerable as anyone else when it comes to being deceived.

      My only reason for writing these comments is to warn people and urge them to know the scriptures and to beware and take heed that no man deceive you, because as our Lord said, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.... For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matt. 24:5,24)

      When Jesus said, “It is written,” “it is written,” and “It is written again,” (Matt. 4:4,6,7), these are the words that Jesus said shall not pass away. “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matt. 24:35). It is the written word that will judge every person who rejects it or who places man's word above it. God's “engrafted word” (engrafted means written) (James 1:21), “the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48).

      When Terrell says that you owe him “fear to whom fear is due” because his mouth is the “mouthpiece of God,” Terrell is putting his own words equal to or above the scriptures. Terrell does not believe that God's words are pure and that God preserved them forever, so he teaches people that they must put their trust in his own words, Terrell's words, in order to “know God's will”. But be assured and forewarned that Jesus' spoken words, the scriptures written in the Holy Bible, will judge Terrell and all who place it second to any man's word - “the same shall judge him in the last day.” (John 12:48).

      The scriptures plainly show that “when a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass,” that he is not entitled to honor any longer and we are not to fear that prophet - “that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken... thou shalt not be afraid of him.”(Deut. 18:21,22)

Terrell prophesied back in the 1960's after receiving a court order to turn the speaker volume down on his P.A. system that "Whoever signed this...will be dead within the month....That's thus saith the Lord." This prophecy failed to come to pass, as the judge survived.  

Terrell prophesied that Richard Nixon would commit suicide in the 1970's over the Watergate scandal, and that due to public outrage over Watergate Nixon's funeral would not even be televised by the national news media. It didn't come to pass.  

Terrell prophesied right after Pope John Paul I died in 1978 that Pope John Paul II would die in less than a year from taking office. It didn't come to pass.  

Terrell prophesied back in 1990 after Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait that the United States of America would not be involved in a war with Iraq in 1991. This prophecy also failed to come to pass, as Operation Desert Storm began on 16 January 1991.  

Terrell prophesied back in the 1990's that the planet Mars would explode by the year 2000. It didn't come to pass.
      For anyone calling himself a prophet today to make even one false prophecy is absolutely un-scriptural. There is not a single example in the entire New Testament of a prophet or apostle making a prophecy that failed to come to pass. Terrell and his followers can take one or two New Testament scriptures out of context and twist them to fit their own beliefs, but they are only deceiving themselves and those who accept their private interpretations. Many more of Terrell's prophecies, too numerous to list, have failed. “THOU SHALT NOT BE AFRAID OF HIM.” (Deut. 18:21,22)

      When signs follow a prophet who is teaching things contrary to the scriptures, that prophet is to be neither feared nor followed. If a certain percent of prophecies of a purported prophet come to pass, this is not proof that he is a true prophet of God. God allowed false prophets to thrive in the Old Testament to try His people. And God allows false prophets to thrive in the New Testament to try His people. Remember God's warning:

“If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods [or another Jesus2Cor.11:4], which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deut. 13:1-3) (See also II Cor. 11:3,4,13-15; Gal. 1:6-9)

      David Terrell often uses a so-called “anointed staff” which he parades up and down the platform when preaching to impress his audience of his importance as a great prophet of God. But is there any example of a New Testament prophet using a staff such as was used by prophets in the Old Testament? NO, not one example in the entire New Testament. Contrary to the teachings of our Savior, who said that “the Spirit of truth....shall glorify me:” meaning Jesus Christ (John 16:13,14), Terrell often speaks of his own ministry and places undue emphasis on his own “calling” and “prophetic” office (“Great Father...let this be a sign...if I be your Prophet!” “Great God...let this be a sign...if I be your Prophet!”). This is un-Biblical because the Holy Ghost glorifies Jesus Christ ALONE. The Spirit of truth glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He does not glorify apostles or prophets.

      Some people talk of David Terrell's “anointing” and his “miracles” as proof that he is a true prophet of God. But remember that even Judas the betrayer of Jesus did miracles: “Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.” (Luke 9:1). To discourage any critical judgment of Terrell, he and his followers point to these Old Testament scriptures, “Touch not mine anointed,” (1 Chron, 16:22; Psa. 105:15). But if those O.T. scriptures are to be applied to Terrell, then these O.T. scriptures must also be applied to him, “But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak...even that prophet shall die.” (Deut. 18:20), “that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death;” (Deut. 13:5) (recall Terrell's numerous failed prophecies mentioned above).

      The following information sheds light on David Terrell's character and should be helpful to anyone interested in knowing the truth about this "man of God." This very important information, obtained from reliable sources, reveals some disturbing facts about this man:
-- While preaching holiness on the revival circuit, David Terrell routinely committed adultery and fornication with numerous women, even fathering several children out of wedlock, and deceived his followers on a regular basis, often taking money from the poor while he himself was living like a king owning multiple expensive homes, automobiles, a private jet, etc. (read the book Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir by Donna M. Johnson
(David Terrell's "stepdaughter"); listen to the Radio Interview with Donna Johnson);
-- David Terrell repeatedly told his followers that he didn't want Vivian Varnum's estate (valued at over $400,000) after she died on July 5, 1982. Court records reveal that Terrell lied to his followers (read http://www.leagle.com/decision/1984991681SW2d310_1990);
-- Bro. David H. Terrell a/k/a Daniel H. Ford was Convicted of tax fraud and served time in a Federal Prison (read http://www.leagle.com/decision/19851893754F2d1139_11698)
(Bro. Barron, pastor of Bro. Terrell's Bangs, Texas church, committed perjury at Terrell's urging and was also Convicted -- see Franklin E. Barron Convicted of Perjury.) (For more of Terrell's false prophecies and un-biblical tirades, see Border Radio, © 2002, pages 318 & 319.)

      In the fourth chapter of her book, "Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir," Donna Johnson tells of the time when she and two of David Terrell's other children accidentally set a barn on fire, and when Terrell found out he whipped them all with a belt. That night under the tent where he was holding a revival, Terrell used the three children by calling them up to the platform to publicly apologize in front of the audience, crying and saying how sorry he was for whipping the kids, and saying how "The Bible says confession is good for the soul, amen?" If Terrell was honestly repenting of his sins, and not just using this incident as a ploy to further manipulate his followers, then he surely would have used this same technique to publicly confess his many ongoing adulterous affairs and other sins. In 2nd Samuel 12, God sent a true prophet, Nathan, to King David to expose his sin and get him to repent. King David confessed his sin publicly, and he no longer continued in it. And in the New Testament also, when Peter began to live as a hypocrite God sent Paul to openly rebuke him, and we know that Peter received this rebuke and repented because there is no other account of Peter repeating this offence (Galatians 2:11-14). But unlike Peter who received correction, and unlike King David who openly repented, Terrell continued to live in sin as a hypocrite, a liar and a fornicator/adulterer while telling others they were going to hell for committing these sins.

      The apostle Paul said, “Be not deceived: neither fornicators...nor adulterers...shall inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Cor. 6:9,10). Jesus said, “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.” (Luke 12:1,2). For most of his life David Terrell lived a double life, a life of cheating, stealing and deceiving people for his own perverted, selfish and egotistical reasons, while at the same time preaching to others about the practically unpardonable sin of "not giving money to God." And he is still living in denial by refusing to publicly apologize for the many egregious sins committed against his followers, as he continues to exempt himself from God's justice. Terrell brought pain and shame to multitudes of people. He brought pain and shame to his wife who had to look these other women in the face night after night. He brought pain and shame to the women who thought they were the only ones he actually loved and that he was leaving his wife for them. He brought pain and shame to the very Jesus he preached about and hung him on the cross over and over, crucifying the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame (Heb. 6:6). Terrell brought reproach after reproach upon the church and has done more to hurt the cause of true Christianity than he would ever likely admit (scriptures showing why David Terrell must publicly repent if he expects to be forgiven and accepted into the body of Christ - he misused money publicly received, he lied publicly, his adultery/fornication produced offspring which then involved others in addition to his mistresses, etc. - Click Here).

      In His word, God says “to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think;" and to "Provide things honest in the sight of all men.” (Rom. 12:3,4). God's word says that “the man of God" is to be "an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” (1 Tim. 4:12; 2 Tim.3:17). God says to him that would oversee His people that he “must be blameless, the husband of one wife,..of good behaviour,...One that ruleth well his own house,..(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)...Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued,...And let these also first be proved;...” (1 Tim. 3:2-10). “For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled,..For there are many...deceivers,..Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.” (Titus 1:7-11). We are warned that “in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,..incontinent,..lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof [the power of godliness is to live a life "denying ungodliness and worldly lusts," and to "live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;" (Titus 2:12)]: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth....But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men,” (2 Tim. 3:1-9). Clearly David Terrell fails to meet the requirements and qualifications of a true New Testament apostle/prophet, and would more accurately qualify as one of the many "deceivers" spoken of in the scriptures.

      Many God fearing men and women tried to warn people that Terrell was leading them down a slippery slope, but Terrell and those benefiting from his ministry blacklisted anyone who dared to speak out against him. Without going into any of the details of Terrell's personal unscrupulous moral escapades, I will only say this: many of Terrell's followers lived much holier lives than did Terrell himself. Many people, including Bro. Barron, Bro. Hamby, and others who were intimately involved with Terrell and his ministry can corroborate these and other disturbing facts.

      It is my earnest prayer that David Terrell's followers will not be offended at anything said in this seemingly harsh but truthful and timely testimony, and that they will humble their heart, as I did, and allow God to deliver them from “every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Eph. 4:14), and repent and place their total faith and confidence in God's revealed written word in the Holy Bible and in the finished sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.

      Most sincerely, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour,
      A fellowcitizen with the saints and of the household of God,
      Bro. Terry
 

“In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (Deut. 19:15; Mat. 18:16; 2 Cor. 13:1; 1 Tim. 5:19)
Read the book Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir by Donna M. Johnson, a revealing expose on David Terrell's life and ministry. A must read! Order the book Here, or Preview the book Here.

To hear a radio interview with Donna M. Johnson with host Teresa Miller -Click Here.

To hear a radio interview with Donna M. Johnson with host David Lewis -Click Here.

A review of Donna Johnson's book on amazon.com written by an ex-follower of David Terrell -Click Here.

Video showing how David Terrell uses fear to intimidate and manipulate his followers -Click Here.

Another video showing how David Terrell uses fear to intimidate and manipulate his followers -Click Here.

More first-hand testimony exposing David Terrell and his ministry -Click Here.

David Terrell Faith Prophet Ministries, Appellant v. The Estate of Vivian Varnum, Deceased, Appellee -Click Here.

United States of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. David H. Terrell, a/k/a Daniel H. Ford, Defendant-Appellant -Click Here.

Scriptures showing why David Terrell must publicly repent -Click Here.

A 1983 Newspaper Article in The Victoria Advocate reporting David Terrell Indicted on Tax Fraud Charges -Click Here.

A 1984 Newspaper Article in The Victoria Advocate about David Terrell's Tax Fraud Trial -Click Here.

A 1984 Newspaper Article in The Victoria Advocate reporting David Terrell's Tax Fraud Conviction -Click Here.

A 1974 Newspaper Article in The Victoria Advocate about David Terrell and his "blessed area" in Bangs, Texas -Click Here.

 


 
 

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ABORTION FACTS  

ALLEGED KJV ERRORS: Easter/Passover  

AMERICA: REPENT OR PERISH!  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

APOCRYPHA  

ARE YOU A MORMON ?  

BIBLE VERSIONS - WHICH IS THE REAL WORD OF GOD?  

CHRIST'S MASS - HISTORY REVEALS THE TRUTH  

CHRISTMAS 2000 Years Before Christ  

CORRUPT LEXICONS AND DICTIONARIES  

COULD THIS BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ?  

FOX's BOOK of MARTYRS  

FREE MASONRY EXPOSED  

GOD and AMERICA  

GOT MORALS ?  

HISTORY OF BAPTISM  

HISTORY OF THE RED LETTER EDITION  

IMPORTANT NEWS ARTICLES  

IN AWE OF THY WORD  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

IS SUNDAY SACRED AND HOLY ?  

JESUS' BIRTH - THE UNTOLD STORY  

KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE FACTS  

KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS
  LUCIFER: ANGEL OF LIGHT - FATHER OF LIES  

NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS  

OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS  

ONLY ONE GOD  

PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH FULFILLED IN JESUS CHRIST  

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY  

ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS ABOUT SUNDAY  

SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE  

SEPTUAGINT  

THE 1611 KJV DEDICATORY  

THE BIG BANG  

THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD (by a former priest)  

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND  

THE GOD OF HEAVEN OR THE god OF THIS WORLD ?  

THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT  

THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE HOLY BIBLE  

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS  

THE TRUE SABBATH  

WHAT'S WRONG WITH HALLOWEEN  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?  

WHO IS KING JAMES ?  

WICCA/PAGAN — SATANIC TIES  

WORLD RELIGIONS  

WORLD  RELIGIONS  -  Article 2


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