Posted also at: The WORD on the Word of Faith
Matt 24: 4, 11, 24
Matt 7: 15-20
Olsteen, like many other false prophets like Benny Hinn, Rod Parsley, and others, have been confronted gently and with Biblical precepts already. They have rebuffed the true Gospel of Christ for a false one. The movement they are part of, many decades ago, was at a place where they were merely misusing the gifts of the Spirit. However now, they teach New Age concepts wrapped in Gnostic theology. They have moved past the point where they are misusing God’s gifts and are charlatans, or in a few cases as have been documented here, have communed with evil spirits and occult practices (I speak of Benny Hinn and the Movement started in the Canadian Vineyard movement).
So this topic should never pass from these discussion boards. Critics, such as I, should point out new news about these false teachers whenever possible, so new Christians and those who are beholden to their theology can be challenged to further their understanding of what a true vs counterfeit gospel is.
I will post a quickie on Benny Hinn for those who have always wondered what the deal is with him. I study him quite a bit because I use to go to a few of his large meetings as a younger kid, we use to go as a family. When one studies the effects of singing the same song over and over and over again while expecting miracles, one will find how psychosomatic the mind can get, a technique used by cult figures to brainwash their followers. (See the close comparison between Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s new age cult “meditation” techniques with those of Lakeland):
PFO (Personal Freedom Outreach, a great counter-cult ministry) has obtained a cassette tape from a late-evening service on Dec. 31, 1989, at Hinn’s church, the Orlando Christian Center (now known as World Outreach Center). On this tape, Hinn presents a dramatic sequence of prophecies concerning events that were to occur in the 1990s. During the New Year’s Eve service, Hinn, supposedly under direct Divine influence and in a trance-like state, gave his audience a whimsical look into what he said would occur in the upcoming decade. It was then that Hinn moved into the most damaging segment of his prophecy. He said:
- The Lord also tells me to tell you in the mid-nineties, about ‘94 or ‘95, no later than that, God will destroy the homosexual community of America.
Hinn’s declaration was greeted with a loud applause from his congregation. Perhaps the enthusiastic response caused Hinn to further bury himself:
- But He will not destroy it with what many minds have thought Him to be. But He will destroy it with fire. And many will turn and be saved, and many will rebel and be destroyed.
The audio of a few of Benny Hinn’s major false prophecies (including the one dealt with above and below) can be found in the following audio:
Some other resources:
- Prophecy Or Presumption? Time Is Running Out On The Spurious Oracles Of Benny Hinn
- BENNY HINN’S MOVE INTO NECROMANCY Faith Healer Claims Contact with the Dead Foretells New Direction for His Ministry