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False Teachers

CERM openly takes the stand against false teachers and doctrine. The Word of God says that those that love the Lord will Hate Evil (Psa 97:10) and will also hate every false way (Psa 119:104). I seek no association with the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead by this page am exposing it (Eph 5:11). CERM has been challenged and attacked by many. The biggest attacks have been from Charismatics and Word of Faith Charismatics. Some well known leaders in Christendom have attacked CERM. From the King James Version Only Movement (Peter Ruckman), and from the Word of Faith/Third Wave movements both (Randy Clark) and (Bill Johnson). CERM has also been repeatedly attacked by some cults. From the OneNess Pentecostal cult an apostate named (Steve Winter). Although many have come against this ministry the Bible says that God promises his protection. "No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD" (Isa 54:17, ESV).

Besides the attacks many have been blessed by the ministry of CERM. One individual wrote the following which very accurately describes this ministry

Dear Brother, First of all, I greet you in the most holy name of our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A big thank you for your web site, and above all, a big thank you to our almighty Father in heaven who makes your ministry possible. Your ministry has been a tremendous blessing to me. You tell the truth and expose the lies and deceptions of the forces of darkness.

This list will continue to be updated. By no means is the list below exhaustive or complete. NOTE I will REMOVE those on this list here who have repented of their false teachings or false ways.

1. Pastor Fred Phelps
Church/Doctrines-Westboro Baptist Church/ Hyper Calvinist Protestant

False teachings- Preaches a message of hatred against unsaved people. This pastor believes that God hates "fags" which is not Biblical. For a basic exposure of Phelps person, please visit this website.

http://www.fredphelps.com/

2. Pastor Steve Winter 
Church/Doctrines -
OneNess Pentecostalism

False teachings- Denies the trinity, does not believe that Jesus Christ is God, preaches a gospel of Hatred, and he teaches that Baptism and Speaking in Tongues are required for salvation.

Also holds to the following doctrines

Jesus is God the Father.
Jesus is the Holy Spirit.
The name of God is "Jesus."
Denies pre-existence of the Word as the Son. Teaches that the He existed as the Father.
Being born again means repentance, baptism, and speaking in tongues.
Baptism must be administered by an ordained Oneness minister to be valid.
Baptism must be administered with the phrase, "In the name of Jesus" instead of the phrase, "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit" (Matt. 28:19).
Speaking in tongues is a necessary requirement to demonstrate that a person has been baptized in the Holy Spirit, and is, therefore, saved. It is claimed to be the initial sign of the infilling of the Holy Ghost.
Restitution of all things, though the devil and the angels will not be restored.
Women may be pastors. (Read 1 Cor 14, 1 Tim 2-3)
Only Oneness people will go to heaven.

For a more in depth expose of Winter, please visit the websites below.

http://www.apologeticsindex.org/w00.html#winter
http://users.rcn.com/sadams.enteract/winfaq.html

Audio File Exposing Steve Winter

Steve Winter EXPOSED

Story of my experience with Steve Winter

My experience with Steve Winter

Report I received of a female being harassed by Steve Winter

Winter's harassment of a female


3. Benny Hinn
Church/Doctrines -Word of Faith

Website that exposes Benny Hinn
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Wolves/benny_hinn_exposed.htm

4. TD Jakes
Church/Doctrines -Oneness Pentecostalism

False teachings-
Oneness Pentecostalism

Denies the doctrine of the Trinity. (Makes them a cult)
Denies justification by faith alone by stating that baptism is also required for salvation.
Jesus is God the Father.
Jesus is the Holy Spirit.
The name of God is "Jesus."
Baptism is necessary for salvation.
Denies pre-existence of the Word as the Son. Teaches that the He existed as the Father.
Being born again means repentance, baptism, and speaking in tongues.
Baptism must be administered by an ordained Oneness minister to be valid.
Baptism must be administered with the phrase, "In the name of Jesus" instead of the phrase, "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit" (Matt. 28:19).
Speaking in tongues is a necessary requirement to demonstrate that a person has been baptized in the Holy Spirit, and is, therefore, saved. It is claimed to be the initial sign of the infilling of the Holy Ghost.
Restitution of all things, though the devil and the angels will not be restored.
Women may be pastors. (Read 1 Cor 14, 1 Tim 2-3)
Only Oneness people will go to heaven.

For a website exposing TD Jakes

http://www.forgottenword.org/jakes.html


5. Creflo Dollar
Church/Doctrines -Word of Faith

False teachings

Prosperity Gospel
Word of Faith

Website that exposes Dollar

http://www.letusreason.org/Poptea16.htm


6. Bill Johnson
Church/Doctrines - Bethel Church/ Word of Faith

False teachings- He teaches a
Word of Faith gospel, and as such is a false teacher. Although I cannot say for certain that Johnson is unsaved, what I can say is that the Word of faith movement is false, and Johnson is in error for teaching some of the hellfire doctrines of the movement. Johnson loves Benny Hinn, and Hinn is no question a false teacher.

Exposure

Johnson's Word of Faith Theology in the Simpson University Newspaper

The Redding Record Searchlight ran a series on Bethel. I contributed my thoughts in one of the articles.

Article #1
Bethel burgeons under pastor's visions of prosperity

Article #2 Faith healings, dead raising teams part of Bethel experience

Article #3 Bethel's signs and wonders includes angel feathers, gold dust and diamonds

Audio Files

The Bill Johnson Story-My experience with Bill and Bethel. You may also wish to look at the text transcript.

Demon Possessed Bethel Church female babysitter

Jesus was born again

A more detailed exposure of Bill Johnson can be found on this page
Bill Johnson and the Word of Faith movement

7. Kenneth & Gloria Copeland
Church/Doctrines - Word of Faith

False teachings

That Adam was God manifest in the flesh.
God is the greatest failure in the Universe.
God lives on a mother planet
The death of Jesus on the Cross did not pay the price for sins.
Jesus Christ communicates directly with Copeland.
Atonement Atrocities
Jesus' "rebirth" in hell

For a more in-depth exposure of this
Spiritual Terrorist, please visit the website below.

http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/copeland/general.htm

 
8. Peter S. Ruckman
Church/Doctrines- Fundamentalist Baptist

False Teachings-EXTREME King James Version Onlyism 

Peter Ruckman's letter to CERM (Church Education Resource Ministries)

Peter Ruckman Exposed

 
9. Tom Cruise (Actor)
Church/Doctrines-Scientology

False Teachings-Scientology

 Audio Clip EXPOSURE of Tom Cruise and Scientology

Tom Cruise and Scientology EXPOSED

 
10. Randy Clark
Church/Doctrines- Word of Faith

False Teachings-Word of Faith

Audio Clip EXPOSURE of Randy Clark

Randy Clark EXPOSED

 
11. Patricia King
Church/Doctrines- Word of Faith

False Teachings-Word of Faith

Audio clip EXPOSURE of this false teacher

Patricia King false teacher

12. Darwin Fish
Church/Doctrines- Legalism

False Teachings-Thinks his church is the only true church.
On his website as of 9/28/08 it is quoted from (
http://www.atruechurch.info/faq.html) the following.

1. Are you the only true church/believers?
We do not know. There was a church in Murfreesboro, TN, but that has since dissolved. Other than that, we have not yet, as of this date, found another church that is in the truth (1 John 4:6), and we have been to many. Will we find one? Actually, the real question is, will Christ find one?

13. Brian McLaren
Church/Doctrines- Emerging Church

False Teachings-Pluralism, PostModernism. McLaren is a dangerous false teacher that sadly has deceived many ignorant Christians lacking discernment in the modern church. Here are some quotes.

“I was relaxing in my parents’ swimming pool with my brother…I asked him how the engineering business was going, and he reciprocated: ‘How’s the ministry world going?’ ‘Okay,’ I said, ‘except that a couple of weeks ago I realized that I don’t know why Jesus had to die.’ Then Peter, without skipping a beat, without even a moment’s hesitation, said, ‘Well, neither did Jesus.’” – Brian McLaren

“The problem with the critics [conservative Evangelicals] here is that they think they have a superior, timeless gospel that floats above any culture...” – Brian McLaren
“We must be continually aware that the ‘old, old story’ may not be the ‘true, true story’” – Brian McLaren

“I don’t believe making disciples must equal making adherents to the Christian religion. It may be advisable in many (not all!) circumstances to help people become followers of Jesus and remain within their Buddhist, Hindu or Jewish contexts … rather than resolving the paradox via pronouncements on the eternal destiny of people more convinced by or loyal to other religions than ours, we simply move on … To help Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, and everyone else experience life to the full in the way of Jesus (while learning it better myself), I would gladly become one of them (whoever they are, to whatever degree I can, to embrace them, to join them, to enter into their world without judgment but with saving love as mine has been entered by the Lord.” – Brian McLaren

 For some articles on McLaren and book recomendations look below.

Websites
Brian McLaren quotes by Matt Slick
Brian McLaren rebutal by Matt Slick

Books
The Truth War by John MacArthur
Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications by DA Carson

Disobedient & Hypocritical Christians

The individuals in this list I do not consider to be as dangerous as those in the list above. The individuals below are misleading others in a immoral or bad doctrine that must be addressed. Those who think it is unloving to confront, admonish, or correct need to reexamine Jesus' approach to the rich young ruler (The Jesus You Cant Ignore, John MacArthur, 51). I have found it impossible to deal with those in the list below on a one on one basis, and none of their supporters hold them accountable so they have been included on this page.

1. Rev Angus Stewart
Church/Doctrines-Hyper Calvinism

False teachings- Teaches that God HATES people.
Negative Effect- Because of his example his supporters have or may believe that God literally hates people, and hates them from the beginning. His Hyper Calvinism must be addressed.

Hosts these articles on his website

http://www.cprf.co.uk/articles/doesgodloveeveryone.htm 
http://www.cprf.co.uk/quotes/hatredreprobate.htm

Also said this to me in a email

I'd  like to respond to 2 points you made in the video:
1) God does not  love everybody - this is not the gospel. He did not love,
but hated  Esau (Romans 9:13).

Listen to the Rev Angus Stewart Story & a rebuttal on Hyper Calvinism

2. Pastor Mark Driscoll
Church/Doctrines-Calvinism

False Teachings and negative effects- While Mark is not a false teacher in the sense that he does not hold to unorthodox Christian doctrine, he is definitely among the disobedient brethren due to his crude, and very much inappropriate language from the pulpit. He needs to be addressed, and I would suggest you refer to the following articles.

Grunge Christianity by John MacArthur
My Two cents on Mark Driscoll
by Chris Anderson
Mark Driscoll: Is he qualified to lead by Cathy Mickels (co-author of Spiritual Junk Food)
Mark Driscoll – “Sex, a Study of the Good Bits from Song of Solomon”

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