is engrossed in the worst sin in her history. Without repentance she
faces an uncertain future.
teaches, 'Once Born Again, Christians need never again repent for sins
are automatically forgiven by the Blood of Jesus the moment they are
committed.' This is the most Bible-illiterate, dangerous
message we could accept in this crucial hour. Christians must strongly
Word is clear. His Grace is offered only through continual human repentance.
Therefore, without continuing repentance there is no continuing Grace. When
human repentance ceases, God's Grace becomes unavailable.
teaching may be sincere, but it is sincerely wrong. It is a very real
threat to God's future provision and protection for America and the nations
of the world who lean so heavily upon her.
are to embrace,
love and encourage all people. But Christians are not to embrace, love and encourage
all doctrine - particularly the false doctrine which I refer to as
Hyper-Grace." Pastor John Hamel
Hagin, Copeland, Sumrall, Roberts, Brim, Joseph Prince grace
error, Trinity Broadcasting Network
or adding to what the Bible teaches inevitably does more harm than good.”
Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin
believe the Hyper-Grace message could be the End-Time deception that will
cause millions of people to fall away from God." Rev. Sid Roth
Grady, former editor of Charisma Magazine, once said, “I still
don’t know what’s more outrageous: That programmers allow such insanity
on Christian television, or that gullible Christians fall for it year after
made this comment as it refers to the popular error which I have
appropriately labeled "Hyper-Prosperity."
But it could
also easily apply to the error which I have labeled "Hyper-Grace."
Why add the
prefix “Hyper” to the root word “Grace” when describing this popular,
“Hyper” means “to go beyond, to be fanatical or even obsessive”
about something.It also means
“to go beyond that which is normal.”
The popular teaching of Hyper-Grace has gone beyond the written Word
of God, and in some instances, has become fanatical.Many have even become obsessed with this irresponsible, highly
I mean no
offense or insult when I use the term “Hyper-Grace.”It is a grammatically correct and perfectly descriptive term to
respectfully use when referring to this error.
Someone once accused me of “Not using grace to teach on grace,”
referring to my Biblical, straight-forward teaching as “disgraceful.”
If truth be
known they ungraciously accused me because they were offended by my challenging this false
doctrine so confidently and so boldly by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Sadly, too many Believers misinterpret boldness as arrogance.
individual completely misread my heart and my purpose in challenging this error according
to the Lord's clear instruction.
never has been, is not now, nor will it ever by my intention to deliberately
offend anyone to get my point across.
would be to yield to the spirit of anti-Christ.
My one and
only motivation is to help people, precious people, and open their eyes to
the truth of God’s Word so they may see they are being dangerously misled.
Hyper-Grace devotee wrote to me perfectly expressing what multiple hundreds
of thousands are beginning to realize. "I agree one hundred percent
[with your teaching]. I lived under this false [Hyper-Grace] teaching for
many years and all it did was bring pain and trouble. The grace is in the
As I was
preparing this manuscript, I clearly heard the Spirit of the Lord speak from
within my spirit, “Embrace, love and encourage all people.But do not embrace, love and encourage all doctrine."
do embrace, love and encourage both those who are propagating this false
doctrine as well those who are being misled by it. It
is the doctrine itself we reject, not the people.
and the Conspiracy of Silence
in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to
speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." Dietrich Bonhoeffer (February
4, 1906 - April 9, 1945) - German Lutheran Pastor who openly withstood Adolf
Ministers are simply afraid to confront the false doctrine of Hyper-Grace so
they remain silent. They do not realize that when it comes to false
doctrine spreading like a disease, silence is synonymous with surrender.
They wrongly continue to preach their favorite doctrines hoping that in time
the false doctrine will simply go away. All the while the false doctrine
becomes more deeply rooted and tangled as Satan is left to have his way with
Jesus, the Apostle Paul and none of the other New Testament
authors ever tolerated the presence of false doctrine.
and Ministry leaders must come to terms with the fact that silence
concerning popular, yet destructive, false doctrine is neither a virtue nor
a leadership quality. It shows the Lord we are unwilling to fully lay
down our lives and Ministries for His sheep and are, therefore, unqualified
for greater Ministerial responsibility.
teachers and false doctrines always get a free ride when Ministers of the
Gospel fear confronting them.
is not determined by what we are willing to ignore.
is determined by what we are willing to Biblically confront even as Jesus,
Paul and all the other New Testament authors did.
confronted the Pharisees. (Matthew 3:7; 12:34; 23:23-34) Paul openly
confronted Peter's sin of hypocrisy. (Galatians 2:11-14) Paul
confronted Hymenaeus and Alexander's sin. (1 Timothy 1:18-20) Paul
confronted Hymenaeus and Philetus' doctrinal error. (2 Timothy 2:15-18) Paul
openly confronted Demas' backsliding. (2 Timothy 4:10) Paul confronted
Alexander the coppersmith's withstanding God's Word and asked the Lord to
judge him. (2 Timothy 4:14-15) John confronted Diotrephes' pride and
rejection of truth. (3 John 9-11)
one is above constructive criticism, no matter how big their Ministry may
Someone once said, "Only cowards remain silent when the Truth
of God's Word is under attack."
false teaching of Hyper-Grace is a direct attack on the Master Jesus and His
an old dog has enough sense to take a defensive
stance when his master is under aggressive
is an often highly criticized and thankless task to publicly withstand
extremely popular heresy.
Even still, it remains the
selfless, Bible-commanded, Godly duty of
every true man and woman of faith.
One: A Commendation and Truth Mixed with Error
teacher of the Hyper-Grace error, a young man from Singapore, has taught very many
good things about the Word of God from a Pentecostal perspective.
very obviously been a student of my mentor, Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin.He has well-communicated Dr. Hagin’s teachings on the New Birth,
the New Creation, Righteousness, the Authority of the Believer, Redemption,
the Power of Jesus’ Name and many other faith-based topics popularized by Dr.
Hagin over the past 60 years.
this writing by highly commending the Hyper-Grace Pastor/Teacher for the way he has communicated these
specific truths so clearly, serving to change the lives of many.
I must also say that some extremely dangerous error is being mixed with
these wonderful truths, not only by the one Teacher to whom I refer, but by
many Ministers and Bible students who are now blindly following in his
footsteps. They teach that Grace all but does away with such things as
obedience, holiness, Church-involvement, faithfulness to take up one's cross
daily and especially repentance. Based upon the way many of them have
personally attacked me for the truths contained in this book, they
apparently believe that Grace also does away with the need to walk in love!
thirty years of Christian Ministry I have never had to deal with such
disrespectful, contentious behavior in Believers as I have with the
subscribers of Hyper-Grace.
this book will ultimately focus on only one specific error being taught by this man of
God which is presently resulting in his Ministry doing much more harm than
is rooted in his taking Ephesians 1:7 completely out of context.
“In Whom we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of
sins according to the riches of His grace.”
personally heard the Hyper-Grace Teacher speak forth, on multiple occasions,
based on the above verse, “Christians no longer need to confess their
sins.Because of grace and
Jesus’ finished work on the Cross, all sins are now forgiven as soon as
they are committed. There is no need to ask for forgiveness.”
this is not what the Bible teaches. As a matter of fact, the Bible teaches
contrary to this.
we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
on air by a popular Christian TV Network executive, “What do you have to
say about First John 1:9?Many
are asking this question in light of what you are saying about Christians
not needing to confess their sins to God because they are automatically
forgiven.First John 1:9 says
that we do have to confess our sins in order for them to be forgiven.What would you say to those people?”
Hyper-Grace Teacher boldly answered, “First John 1:9 was not written to
the Church.John’s Epistles
were written to the world, not the Body of Christ.First John 1:9 is written to encourage people in the world to confess
their sins to God so they can be saved, or Born Again.Once they are Born Again, they never need to ask forgiveness for any
sins again.All sins are already
forgiven, even future sins.”
Hyper-Grace Teacher's comment that “John’s
Epistles were written to the world, not the Body” is
a tremendously blatant error indeed! Every book of the New
Testament, without exception, is written to the Body of Christ, including
John’s Epistles. All one must do is
read the opening salutation to each book to discover this.
New Testament books have continual reminders throughout that what is being written is
being written to the Church - particularly John's Epistles.
that the one
book the Hyper-Grace Teacher chose to say "was not written to the
Church" has possibly more reminders throughout that it is written to
the Church than any other New Testament book.
number of American believers who follow this extreme grace Teacher and his
profound error is a glaring testimony to the sad fact that most American
Christians suffer from severe Bible illiteracy.
say that sins never need to be confessed and that God will never judge
someone who does not confess is extremely dangerous. This is the same
deception that occurred in the Garden of Eden which affected the entire
told Adam and Eve He would judge them if they ate from the Tree of the
Knowledge of Good and Evil. (Genesis 2:16-17) He told them they would
die spiritually and become separated from Him if they did so.
serpent came along challenging God's Word, even as the Hyper-Grace Teacher
challenges God's Word, and said, "Ye shall not surely die."
serpent told Eve that God would not judge her if she sinned against Him. The
Hyper-Grace Teacher also says God will not judge anyone today who sins
against His Word.
meant business with Adam and Eve and He means business with each of His
children today. When we sin and refuse to repent for any reason, God will
allow us to be judged even as He allowed Adam and Eve to be judged.
will allow the Hyper-Grace Teacher to be judged if he does not repent for
instructing others contrary to Scripture.
who covers his sins shall not prosper. But he who confesses and forsakes
them shall have mercy." (Proverbs 28:13)
the exception of the Lord Jesus Christ, King Solomon was the wisest human
being to ever walk on the Earth. In his writings which we know as "The
Proverbs of Solomon," he said only fools ridicule the need to make
amends for sins committed. (Proverbs 14:9) The young Hyper-Grace
Teacher dares to refute the wisdom of Solomon.
us look again at 1 John 1:9 together in order that we may see one of the
Hyper-Grace Teacher's most horrendous errors.
we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
focusing in on one key word in this verse of Scripture, we will clearly see
that the Apostle John's First Epistle, along with his other Epistles, was indeed written to the Body of
Christ, and not to the lost people of the world as the deceived Hyper-Grace
key word is "we."
The Apostle John said, "If we confess our sins ..."
word "we" is used in communication when
referring to a collective group of people, including the individual who is
writing or speaking.
word "we" is used to denote oneself along with another individual
or other individuals.
Christian Apostle John deliberately used the collective pronoun "we" in addressing those
Christians to whom he
was writing concerning their (our) need for continual repentance in order to
experience continual grace.
Apostle John was not an unsaved, lost, Hell-bound man of the world when he
wrote his Epistles. He was a Born Again, Spirit-filled Christian who had
been walking with the Lord for many decades.
it is not possible that the Apostle John was referring to the unsaved, lost,
Hell-bound people of the world when speaking collectively and using the
was speaking to others of the same Christian faith - then and for all
generations to come.
This is so simple even
a young mind can
the Apostle John used the term "we," he was referring to
Christians such as himself, not unbelievers.
this Epistle the Apostle John was teaching the saved. He was not
preaching to or evangelizing the lost.
the Apostle John's deliberate use of the collective pronoun "we."
deliberate ignoring of English word translation and usage by the Hyper-Grace
Teacher goes well beyond anything that is acceptable in normal, honest
why I respectfully refer to the Minister from Singapore's great error as “Hyper-Grace.”
Hyper-Grace goes well beyond
what the Apostle John said about himself and his Born Again hearers.
goes well beyond what
the New Testament teaches about God’s Grace.
misapplies the true meaning of God's Grace.
takes Biblical teaching to a non-Biblical conclusion.
discourages sin-sick America from repenting.
hinders Spiritual Awakening in America and the world.
teaching enters into the
realm of the fanatical and obsessive.
foolishly believes it has the
authority to ignore English language context and to deliberately put a spin
on the Word of God in order to eradicate theDoctrine of
strips its misled adherents of all potential for receiving God's mercy
when they have sinned.
that covers his sins shall not prosper: But who confesses and forsakes
them shall have mercy." (Proverbs 28:13)
further addressing the claim that Believers do not need to confess their sins, I
would like to point out possibly the greatest contradiction of this false
The Hyper-Grace teacher insists there is no sin whatsoever that is
not automatically forgiven by the Blood of Jesus Christ. He has stated that
asking for forgiveness is legalistic, fearful and based on unbelief.
author has personally heard him make these assertions repeatedly on Christian
television and on the Internet.
the Hyper-Grace teacher has also stated that those who reject his extreme
teachings on grace, because as he says they are afraid of it and therefore
unbelieving, "will be the first ones to be cast into the Lake of
Fire." He made this untrue claim based on the following verse of
Scripture lifted completely out of context and deliberately misused.
the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and
whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters and all liars shall have their
part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second
death." (Revelation 21:8)
verse is not a reference to a promise from God to eternally punish His Born
Again children for rejecting the dangerous error of Hyper-Grace. This verse
of Scripture is in reference to unbelieving Christ-rejecters
who will suffer "the second death" because of their rejection of
Also, every astute Bible student knows "the second death"
is a reference to eternal separation from Holy God. This is a penalty
reserved only for the Christ-rejecter, or those who are not Born Again.
is not a penalty reserved for Christians who do not believe in Hyper-Grace.
out of one side of his mouth the Hyper-Grace Teacher preaches there is
absolutely no sin that is not automatically forgiven by Christ.
out of the other side of his mouth, he contradicts himself. He
preaches again, out of context, that all who reject his extreme grace
teaching will not be automatically forgiven. But rather, they "will be
the first ones to be cast into the Lake of Fire"!
are we to believe that blaspheming the Hyper-Grace Teacher and his
unbiblical teachings, not the Holy
Spirit, is the new unforgivable sin which leads to the Lake of Fire?
is remarkable to me that this man shamelessly teaches such obviously convoluted
doctrine which only serves to undermine his credibility and will one day
soon knock him right out of commission unless he himself repents.
But it is more remarkable, even
stunning, that Bible-illiterate Believers around the world purchase tickets
in advance to listen to it.
is nothing less than sinful to deliberately take God's Holy Word out of
context for the express purpose of misleading Bible-illiterate people for
profit. When spiritual leaders do so, we are to rebuke them publicly in
order that others may learn to not make the same mistake.
an elderreceivenot an accusation,butbeforetwoorthreewitnesses.
Them that sinrebukebeforeall,thatothersalsomayfear.
I charge thee beforeGod,and
the electangels,that thou observe
preferring one before another,doingnothingbypartiality."
(1 Timothy 5:19-21)
claim that Believers do not need to confess sins committed denies every just
principle of both Divine and human government.
human government on earth offers a program to convicted criminals where they
are told they will not be held responsible if they commit the same crimes
convicted criminal is told upon release from prison, "Goodbye. Thanks
for staying with us. Now remember, if you continue to commit crimes they
will be automatically forgiven. The Law will never see any crimes you
continue to commit after today. We will only see the pardon you have been
granted. Enjoy your life and let us know if we can ever help you."
human government that operated that way would be considered mentally ill, if
this is the Divine government that Hyper-Grace teaches.
is how Hyper-Grace expects Christians to believe Holy God operates in spite
of the fact He has repeatedly stated He will punish, not pardon, every
unconfessed sin right down to idle
words! (Matthew 12:35-37)
William Booth, former pawnbroker turned 19th Century Methodist preacher and
the founder and first General of the Salvation Army gave the following
warning. "The chief danger of the 20th Century will be
religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness
without repentance, salvation without regeneration and Heaven without
prophetic word for both the 20th and 21st centuries, indeed!
popular Hyper-Grace teacher from Singapore made a great mistake by not
properly proving out his "revelation" from Scripture before
proclaiming it to the world.
Pentecostal Highway is strewn with the wreckage of young Ministers such as
this brother who were thrust to the forefront before they were ready to
handle it. The end result is almost always the same. By not being required
to develop gradually in their gifts, the deceived Minister becomes puffed up
in pride and veers off into false doctrine. Oftentimes, such a Minister
unknowingly becomes involved with demon powers. He eventually crashes and burns,
destroying himself and many others who were along for the ride.
Ministry, sometimes even their life, ends in shame and dishonor.
often this is the fault of Christian TV executives who wrongly promoted them
in search of increased viewership and increased income. It is all part
of the star-making, money-raising machinery of modern day Pentecostal
How can a
Christian ever become sensitive to the Holy Spirit's inner
guidance when their heart is constantly being hardened by their refusal to
confess committed sins as the Hyper-Grace Teacher instructs?
one of Satan’s most effective ways of deceiving God’s children into
developing insensitivity of heart, crippling their ability to be led by the
Holy Spirit and potentially leading to tragedy or even premature death.
once said, “Would you like to know how to poison a really smart dog?Take some really strong poison, wrap it in some really good meat and
that dog will gulp it down, not even realizing what he’s doing to
perfectly describes the destroying error of Hyper-Grace.It takes deadly poison and wraps it in wonderful revelation from
God’s Word, and Christians across the globe are swallowing it, not even
realizing what they are doing to themselves.
convince Christians they do not have to confess their sins leaves them in a
situation where it is very difficult, if not impossible, for God to protect
them and to provide for them as proficiently as He desires.This is because
Holy Spirit will not go where the Believer will not allow the Blood of Jesus
to cleanse through repentance.
convince Christians they do not have to confess their sins is tantamount to
placing targets on their backs and flashing neon signs over their heads that read:
“Attention Demonic Principalities and
Powers. Unconfessed Sin Present. Attack at Will.”
refuse to confess sins committed as instructed in the Scripture is rebellious.
It is to
pridefully refuse to submit to the authority of God's written Word. One must be in full
submission to the authority of God, through His Word, if they expect the devil to obey them
when exercising authority over him.
He giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but
giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to
God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." (James 4:6-7)
see here the Believer's authority will only work for those humble enough to
submit to God's authority. The only way to submit to God's authority
is to submit to His written Word. The written Word of God requires one to confess
their sins when they are wrong.
we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
reverse application of these verses in James' and John's Epistles should be very apparent to the
reader. Refuse to submit oneself to God's authority by refusing to
confess one's sins and the devil will not flee
when he is resisted because the Believer has not been cleansed from
justifiably sees no need to flee from any Believer who sees no need to stay under God's
authority through repentance.
Believer's authority will only work as the Believer submits to God. (Matthew 8:5-13)
there is no submission to God's written Word, there is absolutely no
authority over demonic principalities and powers!
Fellowship, Not Covenant, Is Broken
wife, Barbara, and I have a longstanding marriage Covenant. When we
have a disagreement which leads to a communication breakdown, our fellowship
is broken but our marriage Covenant remains intact. When we repent and
make up we do not have to remarry one another.
Fellowship may have
been broken but our marriage Covenant remained intact.
it is with the Christian's Covenant with God. Unconfessed sin breaks
one's fellowship with God, but it does not break one's Covenant with
who is out of fellowship with God simply cannot expect the same benefits to
be available (for example, answered prayer) as when they are in
fellowship. As in a marriage relationship, broken fellowship blocks
the spout where the benefits come out. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians
But because the Covenant ratified by the Blood of
Jesus remains intact, one does not lose their salvation each time they sin.
have been asked by proponents of Hyper-Grace, "What if someone commits
a sin and dies five minutes later without confessing it? Are you
saying that person goes to Hell, not Heaven, because they had unconfessed
sin in their life?"
answer to them is, "No, they do not go to Hell. Christ is still
their Savior. They died out of fellowship with God, but they did not die out
of Covenant with God. Unless, of course, they blasphemed the Holy Spirit."
(Matthew 12:32; Hebrews 10:29)
"Of course, they go to
However, if they lived a lifestyle of not confessing sins when committed,
they will lose rewards as opposed to being given rewards when they stand
before the BEMA Judgment Seat of
Christ. They run the risk of giving
up everything for one thing - refusing to repent when wrong." (1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 2
is why the Apostle Paul said, "...let us lay aside every weight, and
the sin which doth so easily beset us." (Hebrews 12:1)
is foolish to believe the Hyper-Grace lie that sin is automatically
would not have said to lay aside sin if it is automatically forgiven.
The Believer must confess their sin to restore fellowship with God and to
once again receive the benefits of fellowship.
"Christians never again need to confess their sins because they are
automatically forgiven" lie must not be set aside lightly.
must be thrown forcefully right back onto the spiritual junk pile from which
the junk and things will stop happening to you and start happening for you
Died for Adam's Original Sin - Singular
are two primary ways in which Christ died for sin.
He died for Adam's sin, or "original sin" as some refer to
it. Adam is our natural, fleshly father and we inherit our sin nature from him. (Romans
In dying Christ made it possible for all who accept His
sacrifice as their own to be forgiven for sin inherited from Adam and to become the
righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21)
restored right-standing is
what grants Believers access into the Presence of Holy God for Eternity.
is why I always say, "Christ's work at Calvary
far outweighs Satan's work in the Garden. The most microscopic drop of Jesus'
precious Blood is far greater than even the greatest concentration of evil."
upon acceptance of Christ as one's Savior, that individual is made righteous
in spirit only, not in mind or body.
is a Spirit. (John 4:24) Man is created in God's image. (Genesis
1:26) Therefore, man is a spirit.
is a spirit, he has a
soul and he lives in a body. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
has a mind comprised of his will, intellect and emotions. Man has a
body, or an earth suit, as well.
man is not a mind and man is not a body. Man is a spirit. It is
a man's spirit which gives enlightenment to his mind and life and animation
to his body.
is in spirit only that man becomes a righteous new creation when he is
Born-Again. (John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
is why Paul instructs the Believer to accept personal responsibility for
renewing their own mind daily on the written Word of God. Unlike our spirits, our minds are not yet perfected.
be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of
your mind..." (Romans 12:2)
is also why the Bible says Christ is coming to catch
away His Church and to complete His plan of
redemption in our bodies. Unlike our spirits, our
bodies are not yet perfected.
change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious
body..." (Philippians 3:21)
we see the first way Christ died was for Adam's original sin -
singular. It is original sin that separates all of humanity from
dying Christ paid the penalty for Adam's original sin and all who accept it
are recreated, made perfect and reconciled to God in their spirits -
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new ... that we might be made the
righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21)
are not recreated, made perfect and reconciled to God in their minds or
are recreated only in their spirits.
This is why
Christians still have
problems with their unrenewed minds and their unperfected bodies which
require cleansing from unrighteousness on a continuing, oftentimes daily,
Died for Our Daily Sins - Plural
second way Christ died for sin is as follows.
Because the Christian's
mind and body are not yet perfected, as described above, they are bound to make mistakes or even
to sin deliberately in those two areas. This occurs through sins of omission
or sins of commission.
does occur Christ's
at Calvary provides forgiveness here as well.
the sake of simplicity I
call this "daily sin" as contrasted to "original
daily sin, or sins of the unrenewed mind and unperfected body are committed, the Believer must ask for
forgiveness according to the Bible. (1 John 1:9)
necessary only to restore one's
fellowship with God, not to restore one's Covenant with God. It is
fellowship alone, not
Covenant, that is broken when a Christian sins. We saw this in chapter
first, we see Christ died for the sin-nature man inherited from Adam -
In doing so He made it possible for the Believer to have his sin nature
exchanged for the Righteousness of God, to become a New Creation in spirit
and to gain eternal access to Heaven. (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21)
we see that Christ died for sins still committed daily by the Believer as a
result of unrenewed minds and still imperfect bodies.
died for original sin - singular. Christ died for daily sins - plural.
explains why the Believer does not lose their salvation every time they sin
in mind or body.
bears repeating that when
a Believer sins they break fellowship with God, but they do not break
Covenant with God.
the Bible reveals the Believer can do absolutely nothing in this life to
change their right-standing with
God. No amount of sin in this life,
short of blaspheming the Holy Spirit, can cause a Believer to break Covenant
with Almighty God. Nor will the Almighty break Covenant with a
Born-Again Believer for any reason short of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
restore broken fellowship with God, the Believer simply repents and asks
forgiveness for their sins. Upon doing so, God promises to be faithful and
just, to forgive them of their sin and to cleanse them of all
Fellowship is then restored as promised. (1 John 1:9)
This indeed is a supernatural work of Grace.
us therefore come boldly unto the Throne of Grace that we may obtain mercy
and find grace to help in the time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)
the Apostle Paul says that we are to come "boldly" to the Throne
of Grace, not trembling in fear or intimidation.
When in sin, many Believers
tend to lack confidence in approaching God concerning it. This is not
what God desires. God desires for His children to come to their
Benevolent Father confidently, knowing that they will find nothing but mercy when
they are honest with Him about what they have done wrong.
only will the penitent child of God find mercy, they will find "grace
to help in the time of need." How many times I have personally
gone to the Father to confess wrong-doing and He not only forgave me, but He
gave me "grace to help" or wisdom to show me what I could do to
rectify my error. Over more than 30 years of serving God I have made
more messes than I can remember, but when I confessed them to Him, He always
forgave me, consoled me and gave me the wisdom to clean up my mess.
Many times He has even cleaned my messes up for me.
use of the word "mercy" here indicates that one has done wrong and
is seeking forgiveness. Why would Paul have written this beautiful,
freeing verse of Scripture about the Father's children coming to His Throne
of Grace for mercy and forgiveness when in sin, if sin is automatically
forgiven as Hyper-Grace teaches?
the Hyper-Grace proponent takes issue here, common sense would dictate that it would be better to be wrong for confessing
one’s sins, than to be wrong for not confessing them when it comes time to
stand before the Master.
rather stand before the BEMA Judgment Seat of Christ and hear Him say to me,
“Although you did not need to confess your sins continually during your
Probationary Period on Planet Earth, I understand why you did so, Pastor
John. I will
honor that now.”
far better than having to hear Him say to me, “There is something I
want you to understand, Pastor John.I gave
you ample evidence from My Word while you were down there that you did
indeed need to confess your sins continually and you rejected My Word for
popular, irresponsible, ear-tickling error.There
is absolutely nothing I can honor in that. And while I have your
attention, John's Epistles were indeed written to the Church not to the
world. Have you not yet read them for yourself, My son?”
first heard the popular Hyper-Grace Pastor/Teacher say that sins need not be
confessed because they are automatically forgiven, it rose
up in my spirit by the Holy Spirit within me, “Do something about that.”
I knew what the Lord was telling me to do.He was telling me to address in book form, from the Bible, the one
specific error of “Christians no longer need to confess their sins.”
confess, initially I was reluctant to accept the assignment.It was not what I wanted to do.But
I had heard the Holy Spirit and I knew I must pull myself in line with His
instruction in order to remain in His perfect will.
knew He would not “automatically” forgive me if I disobeyed.
I knew He
was telling me that I was to compile a listing of Biblical and common sense
reasons why the error of Hyper-Grace is bad for the individual Christian,
bad for the Body of Christ, bad for Christian America and bad for the
nations of the world.
human and dragging
my feet somewhat, I began this
writing project with my wife’s constant encouragement.
a week into
the project I was still somewhat reluctant of the assignment. Because of the
tremendous popularity of the Hyper-Grace error, I was fully aware that I was
taking on a formidable foe.
if it was not God's Voice I heard and I'm just making trouble for
myself?" I asked my wife on more than one occasion.
told the Lord, "I would rather just be a sweet Teacher and not say or
do things that stir people up against me."
you like to know what the Lord said to me about that?
I then received
"out of the blue" communication from my dear friend, Dr. Matthew Mangan
from Williamston, Michigan. We attended Bible
together over 25 years ago and he knew nothing of the assignment the Lord
had given me.
said, “I was up praying for you this morning and the Lord told me to tell
you that you are to write a book.”
knew exactly what he was talking about. This was the confirmation and added
It inspired me,
motivated me and empowered me to complete the project, in spite of the
tremendous opposition and persecution that has come
as I have spoken out publicly
concerning the extreme error of Hyper-Grace.
is deadly for the individual Christian.It causes one to live with unconfessed sin in their life all the
while believing those sins are automatically forgiven when they are not.
equally as deadly for the corporate Body for it is an across-the-board
compounding of this error by hundreds of thousands, potentially millions of
all other false doctrines, Hyper-Grace is intended of the devil to wreak
havoc and bring great destruction.Ever
since Almighty God announced to Adam that He would send a Redeemer, false
doctrines and counterfeits “…have slain their thousands.” (1Samuel
is extremely deadly for the
United States of America
in this hour of crisis and need, which is why it has come from across the
seas to rear its ugly head at this particular time.
America is presently engrossed
in the absolute worst compounding of sin and its consequences in her history as you will read
since the founding of this Nation, have
we lived in such open defiance to the Most High God.
fooled. God is not mocked. There’s
always a price to pay for unrepented of rebellion and disobedience.
steel punch of the Laws of Sowing and Reaping is landing debilitating blows
to apostate Christian America, causing her to stagger in her blatant sin
just as the Bible warns.
future is absolutely uncertain.
whole-hearted repentance can turn this curse around to
where Holy God can and will bless America again.
My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray,
and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from
Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)
result of rebellion, disobedience to and rejection of the Word of God, Christian America
has now found herself with a President whom the Bible refers to as “the stranger that
it shall come to pass if thou will not hearken unto the voice of the Lord
thy God ... that all these curses shall come upon thee and overtake thee ...
the stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou
shalt come down very low." (Deuteronomy
"The stranger that is within thee"
is a curse in the form of an oppressive ruler which God warned Israel would be
set over them or any nation that defied Him.
believe "the stranger that is within thee"
has been delivered to
our White House through the Laws of Sowing
and Reaping as a direct result of Christian
America's blatant rebellion against the Most High
Christian voters and many popular Preachers of the Gospel rebelliously
endorsed him, voted for him and were used to place him there.
shockingly, many of them insisted they did the right thing and endorsed him
for a second term in spite of his now proven pro-death,
pro-homosexuality, anti-Christian and anti-Israel policies.
Most Anti-Christian & Anti-America President Ever
Barack Hussein Obama is the
most Biblically-hostile, anti-Christian, anti-Israel President in America's history.
He has arrogantly embraced the Muslim Brotherhood, founders of Hezbollah and
Hamas. Both of these violent organizations are committed to Israel's annihilation.
Obama refuses to recite the Pledge of Allegiance or to place his hand over
his heart while others do so. He is in
the process of shredding our beloved, God-given Constitution, referring to himself as the
“Living Constitution” and deconstructing our government and its balanced
system of laws with Marxist principles.
he became President, America has experienced the most rapid
deterioration of morals and laws in her history.
Obama is single-handedly
attempting to replace our Congress with corrupt, hand-picked Czars and
discreetly, but whole-heartedly, cooperating with the Islamization of America,
including the legalization of violent, murderous Islamic Sharia Law.
Hussein Obama secretly negotiates behind closed doors with Muslim terrorist groups in
House. The violent Muslim Brotherhood
has infiltrated not only our White House but our State Department without a
single shot being fired.
of Islam has decreed Jihad (Holy War) against our once strong, proud Nation
even as they have against
under constant threat
of further violent terrorist attacks similar to those which occurred in September of
Hyper-Grace has come with a "revelation" that backslidden
Christian America need not
repent before God for her national sins.
economy with a broken back.
The United States goes into debt $2 million every 60 seconds, non-stop.Other
countries such as China, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Brazil
and Russia dominate our monetary system because of our indebtedness to them.
As of 2012 America owes China alone $1.5 trillion. America's total debt to other
countries and financial institutions is approaching $16
It is mathematically impossible to pay
that money back because that much money does not even exist. If the U.S.
government decided to take every single penny from every single American
bank, business and tax-payer, they still would not even come close to paying
off our national debt. And even if the American government did do such a
thing, America would shut down completely because there would then be no
money to buy or sell anything.
are in the midst of the worst global financial crisis since the Great
Depression of the 1930's. We have witnessed the collapse of major financial
Foreclosures, evictions and job loss are at an all time high with worldwide
ramifications. Decline in consumer wealth is estimated to be in the
trillions of U.S. dollars.
Hyper-Grace has come with a "revelation" that backslidden
Christian America need not
repent before God for her national sins.
is publicly celebrated in the White House, at the Pentagon, in our public
school systems and is being forced upon our military by our President for
the express purpose of breaking their morale. There are now more homosexual
Christians, Ministers and Churches in America than any other time in our
Sunday morning in Newburyport, Massachusetts, a homosexual Pastor literally
stands above the entombed body of British Revivalist George Whitefield who
requested to be buried under the pulpit of the Old South Church which he
If you know anything about the character and Ministry of
Rev. George Whitefield, you understand how very, very far America has fallen
from God's grace in order for something like this to happen.
George Whitefield was the greatest repentance
and faith Preacher to ever preach to America. His preaching led the way for
the thirteen colonies to come together, trust their Covenant with Jesus
Christ and believe that Almighty God would back them in their stand against
British tyranny. Without George Whitefield's preaching to the thirteen
original colonies, there would be no United States of America.
Sunday morning his life and Ministry is mocked by the spirit of
homosexuality in the very Church he founded.
and every other deviant sexual act is practiced openly in the streets during
Mardi Gras, yet they don't seem to get the message that Hurricane Katrina
and the Gulf oil spill are directly connected to Mardi Gras' deviance
through the Laws of Sowing and
If you do not believe that, you
simply do not believe the Bible. The first thing focused on after both of those tragedies was
"Get Mardi Gras back up and running. We need the financial
resources that come from it." So the cycle of sin and its curse
the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless
shall not come." (Proverbs
curse that has come to America is directly caused by her apostasy.
Hyper-Grace has come with a "revelation" that backslidden
Christian America need not
repent before God for her national sins.
an epidemic of pornography, fornication, adultery, every form of immorality and divorce
even amongst Christians.
As is the case in the world, 50% of all Christian marriages end in divorce.
the Roe v Wade decision in 1972 over 56 million “legal” abortions have
America.This number continues to swell
by 3,322 on average daily.
majority of all abortions, 68%, are performed on women who profess Christ as their
The womb was once the safest place in the world, but it has
now become the most dangerous place in the world.
Sadly, the majority of women who do give birth
to their babies are unmarried.
Single mothers are the largest growing segment of our society.
is obsessed with sex and sexual performance. The average family can no
longer sit down to watch a family movie together without being blasted
repeatedly concerning male sexual dysfunction and its "miracle"
In the State of
Tennessee where I live, Porn Shops and giant billboards advertising them are
nearly as abundant as Seven Eleven convenience stores. Pornography is considered "good sexual therapy" by
the "average" American married couple. One cannot escape a
grocery store checkout without being reminded of America's obsession with
Hollywood fantasy lifestyles and the female anatomy.
women, even youth, are made to feel inferior, unacceptable and even weird if
they don't dress seductively exhibiting certain bodily components.
Homosexuality is being forced on our youth by the Internet, Washington D.C.,
the public school systems. Embarrassing
immodesty has found a comfort zone in the Church, including Pentecostal
Churches. I have personally preached in Churches where many of the
women and girls were dressed for the bedroom not the Sanctuary.
Hyper-Grace has come with a "revelation" that backslidden
Christian America need not
repent before God for her national sins. They are "automatically
In the Old Testament the Canaanites and the
Amorites sacrificed their children by fire to an idol named Moloch (Molech),
also known as Tophet. The name means "King." (2 Chronicles 28:3,
33; Jeremiah 7:31; 19:2-6)
Many apostate Israelites became involved in
Molochism and Holy God sternly addressed Moses concerning it.
the Lord spake unto Moses saying, Again thou shalt say to the children of
Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that
sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely
be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. And I
will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from among his
people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile My
sanctuary and to profane My Holy Name." (Leviticus 20:1-3)
could be clearer? God told Moses that anyone in Israel who sacrificed a
child to Moloch would be cut off from Holy God for defiling His sanctuary
and profaning His Holy Name.
actually said, "I will set My face against that man."
Shlomo Yitzhaki, a 12th Century French Jewish Rabbi, is generally known by
the acronym "Rashi." "Ra" is from Rabbi.
"Sh" is from Shlomo. "I" is from Yitzhaki.
To this day Rashi is still acclaimed and highly esteemed by both learned
scholars and Rabbis, as well as beginning students. His works remain the
very centerpiece of all contemporary Jewish study. He is considered to be
the expert on the Talmud and the Tanakh - the Hebrew Bible.
of Rashi's comments on Molochism is as follows.
was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands
being stretch out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and
it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum,
that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not
Hebrew scholars teach that the brass idol, Moloch, was heated until he was
fiery red as an incinerator at which time the infant children would be
thrown into him. At that point the idol priests would begin furiously
beating their drums loudly to drown out the screams of the innocent dying
America is guilty of 21st Century Molochism. She throws her innocent unborn
children into the flaming red incinerator of an idol called
"Convenience." The liberal politicians of her land loudly and
furiously beat the drum of the 14th Amendment's "Right to Privacy"
clause to quiet the screaming voice of America's conscience.
not only told Moses that He would set His face against the individuals and
the nation who sacrificed their children. He also told them He would
set His face against those who turned a blind eye to the evil practice.
Contrary to what some believe, there is absolutely no
neutral ground in this matter.
if the people of the land do any ways, hide their eyes from the man, when he
giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not; then I will set My face
against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off..."
God made it clear to Moses that individuals who looked the other way
concerning the murder of innocent children, even though they did not do the
killing, would be just as guilty as those who did the killing.
promised to set His face against them, against their families and to cut
them off from His Covenant of Provision and Protection.
Molochism in America is one of the biggest reasons God has turned His face
from us and why we have found ourselves cut off from the provision and
protection we had grown so accustomed to.
who legislate abortion, perform abortions, provide abortions, have
abortions, condone abortions, turn a blind eye to abortions or punish those
who withstand the sin of abortion are all equally guilty in God's eyes.
the Dispensation of Grace in which we live, the death by stoning of
proponents of Molochism is no longer practiced. However, until
Christian America gets up off her murderous backside, demanding the
overthrow of the King called "legalized abortion," she will remain
in her downward spiral. She will continue to experience, individually and
nationally, the continual, progressive loss of God's provision and
as He promised Moses, Holy God has turned His face away from Christian
America and has all but cut her off because of her gargantuan unrepented of
problem with modern-day Molochism.
Hyper-Grace continues to insist that Christian America's sins need not be
confessed. They are "automatically forgiven."
Natural Disasters & Man-Made Tragedies
As of this
writing in 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture has announced this
presently occurring drought is now affecting over 1000 counties in 26 states.That is more than half the country.The USDA has released a report stating that this is the largest natural disaster in the history of the
United States of America.
tornados, wildfires, record-setting blizzards, flooding and other
natural disasters continue to hammer
away at the United States of America in the most unusual places and in the
most unprecedented ways.
Once again, the
steel punch of the Laws of Sowing and Reaping
continues to do what it was intended to do - curse man's disobedience in order to bring him to repentance.
school shootings, High school shootings, University shootings, Military Base shootings, Political
Rally shootings, Theater shootings, Mall shootings, Post Office shootings,
home shootings and drive by shootings continue to increase at alarming rates as the spirit of
insanity grips America precisely as the Bible predicted it would because of
disobedience. (Deuteronomy 28:15-68)
no, I am not advocating for the abolishment of the 2nd Amendment. American
citizens have the God-given, Constitutional right to bear arms in order to
protect themselves from tyrannical government. It is not necessary or
practical to disarm a Democratic society in order to curtail violence.
Violence is curtailed only when a society invites God and Jesus Christ to
rule as their Sovereign Head and King.
Guns do not
kill people anymore than forks and spoons cause people to become obese. People
kill people when they eject Jesus Christ from society and become oppressed, obsessed and possessed of
principalities and powers. When America invites God and Jesus back
into their own Country and reinstates capital
punishment, violence, particularly gun violence, will drop so
dramatically people's heads will spin.
in America has now officially been outdistanced by obesity in America.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions as the sins of lust and greed
dominate the minds and bodies of rebellious, frustrated human beings, who
are attempting to live outside of God's grace.
America, including the Church,is dominated by a
culture of corruption and disrespect previously unknown in our history.
Pastors and Spiritual Leaders who used to be the most respected figureheads
in our society are dressed down daily by the national liberal media and disrespectful,
immature Christians who think
it is their duty to keep their Spiritual Leaders humble through browbeating,
intimidation and lack of support.
Hyper-Grace has come with a "revelation" that backslidden
Christian America need not
repent before God for her national sins.
God and Jesus have been kicked out of everything from
churches and government, to
the schoolhouse, to the workplace and even Thanksgiving and Christmas.Our National Day of Prayer has been ruled out by our present
President, "the stranger that is within thee."Yet he celebrates
Ramadan while hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims “pray” on our
Presidential order those
who wear the uniforms of our Armed Forces are forbidden to speak of their
Christian faith while in uniform or face court-martial. Christian prayer in
schools, public assemblies, workplaces, sporting events, etc. are outlawed -
particularly the use of the Name of Jesus Christ. In Orange County,
California people have been arrested for having
Bible studies in their own homes.
light of the above abbreviated compendium of our national sins and their
consequences, it is almost inconceivable to me how the popular Hyper-Grace
Teacher who was not raised in America and has at best only loose ties to
America through compromised Christian television can dare come to this backslidden
Christian Nation with a "revelation from God" informing us
that we need not confess our individual or national sins before Him.
is even more difficult for me to believe that the largest Christian
television network in the world would sponsor special programs enabling the
Hyper-Grace Teacher to get his outrageous "revelation" out to America and that
any Christian would be gullible enough to believe it.
America defiantly shakes its fist in the face of God and forges ahead,
determined to live in sin, and "Christian" television proudly promotes the
"No need to repent. It's automatically forgiven" deception!
it or not and believe it or not, any sincere, uncompromised Minister who
appears on a compromised Christian television network is loaning their good
the Christian television executive's bad reputation. They are being
perceived as putting their
stamp of approval on that network's sin. And do not think for a
fast minute the compromised television executive doesn't appreciate it.
is well past time for all American Preachers to kick it into over-drive and
start preaching the message of repentance to their backslidden Christian
nation. To not do so is to give Satan a "pass," allowing him
to continue to ride roughshod over their Country and cooperating with the onslaught of
"the stranger that is within thee" and Islamic world domination.
out these errors in American Preachers is not going to make me popular, but
this is not a popularity contest.
am determined that when I stand before the Lord Jesus Christ in judgment He
will point His finger at me, look me in the eye and decree within earshot of
all present, "Now that's the kind of boldness and Bible preaching I was
looking for in a Minister of Righteousness."
the American Revolution a large segment of the American Clergy was known as "The
Black Robed Regiment." They exposed the tyranny of King George from
their pulpits and
rallied Americans to repent, live right, fight back based on Biblical
principles and demand freedom from
this present spiritual and political revolution, it is still the
responsibility of the American Clergy to stand up like bold lions, exposing
the tyranny of a corrupt religious and political system, rallying Americans
to repent, live right, fight back based on Biblical principles and demand
freedom from demonic oppression.
it all starts with repentance.
to repent and to retreat is not an option if backslidden Christian America
is to be saved.
the Hyper-Grace Teacher has come with a message which is one hundred and
eighty degrees reciprocal of what the Bible teaches.
insists that all of America's individual and national sins need not be
confessed because they are automatically forgiven. He also insists
that "God is not judging America."
is a very special kind of stupid. That is stupidity gone to seed.
has gotten ahold of the Hyper-Grace Teacher. He is using him to keep
the Body of Christ off guard and to prevent them from seeing that Barak
Hussein Obama is indeed the allowed judgment of our loving Father Who is
also our Law-giver and Just Judge.
the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Law-giver, the Lord is our King; He
will save us." (Isaiah 33:22)
will save us when we repent. His Grace to save us is in our repentance.
Hawkers, Stubborn Goats and Silly Clowns
largest Christian television network in the world has also yielded to political
correctness and the fear of Islam.They
do not allow Ministers to speak against Israel's
and America's greatest enemy, Islam, in any way, shape or form.
Seasoned, faithful, Bible-based prophecy Teachers such as Dr. Jack
Van Impe and Rev. Hal Lindsey were forced off the air for refusing to comply
with the new “No Offending Islam” rule, even when it came to defending
Israel and America.
Brothers Van Impe
and Lindsey are no longer welcome because of their bold teaching concerning
the violent Islamic religion and its very real hatred for Israel and
money-grabbing hucksters are given ample air-time repeatedly because of an uncanny
ability to manipulate listeners to give by deliberately twisting Scripture
completely out of context. This is dangerously referred to as "the
done to cause the listener to believe that prosperity is as simple as
"name your need and plant your seed."
word is ever spoken by the "Hyper-Prosperity" promoters about the importance
of living a consecrated lifestyle or that God promises abundance for
service, not status.
Wills Prosperity for His Obedient Children - No Doubt about It!
young lions do lack and suffer hunger: But they that seek the Lord shall not
want any good thing." (Psalm 34:10)
the Christian and the Minister are in the perfect will of God, He promises
they will not suffer lack or want. However, one must be willing
to obey the general will of God for all Believers as revealed in the Bible,
as well as the specific will of God as it is revealed to each individual by
the Holy Spirit.
ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land." (Isaiah
Scripture is clear. All who are willing to be
obedient to His Word and His leading are promised prosperity.
those who lust after wealth and riches, ignoring God's Will, ultimately fail in life even
though it may appear for a season that they are succeeding. The love of
money and Christians lusting after wealth and riches is a snare of the devil which
always results in destruction.
that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish
and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the
love of money is the root of all evil..." (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
Apostle Paul did not say "money is the root of all evil," he said,
"The love of money is the root of all evil."
Christians, Ministers and Christian TV executives spend their time seeking
after wealth and material things and not seeking the Source of wealth and
said, "...A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things
which he possesseth." (Luke 12:15)
material possessions and social status must never become the Christian's
Christians are to follow the faith of Father Abraham and do
as he did. (Romans 4:16) Abraham was sold out to service to God, not
status before man. Abraham made his riches serve him and his
God. He did not serve his riches.
Abraham used great
balance when it came to finances. Therefore, God trusted him and made
him even wealthier than he already was before he encountered the Most High God. (Genesis 17:1-9)
bottom line? It is alright to have wealth and possessions as long as
wealth and possessions do not have you.
seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things
shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)
do not deny the Christian's Biblical right to prosperity. Anyone who
comes to Jesus, hears His sayings and does them is promised success in life.
why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever
cometh to Me and heareth My sayings, and doeth them, I will show you whom he
is like: He is like a man which built an house and digged deep, and laid the
foundation on a rock: And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently
upon that house, and could not shake it; for it was founded upon a
rock." (Luke 6:46-48)
the Christian lays the foundation of their life on the rock of God's Word
and not upon the way the world does things, they will succeed spiritually,
physically, financially and materially.
who enters Covenant with God through Jesus Christ and puts His Word first
and foremost, making service to God their ultimate priority in life, is indeed
promised prosperity from God. (3 John 2)
do not deny that Holy God desires to supply our physical and material needs
during our Probationary Period here on
Planet Earth. To do so would be to deny the teachings of the Master,
we do take issue with is the unethical, unbiblical and sinful ways some
Ministers raise money and why some Christians want money.
Kenneth E. Hagin Guns Down Christian TV's Gunslingers
his book, "The Midas Touch. A Balanced Approach to Biblical Prosperity," Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin made a
strong case that it is indeed God's will that all of His obedient children
prosper. He presented sound Biblical evidence that poverty is not the will of God for
anyone walking in Covenant with Him.
Hagin, quicker-on-the-draw than most with Scripture, made it exceptionally clear that there is nothing
wrong with Christians or Ministers being wealthy. But he also made it
equally as clear that the way money is raised on Christian television by
hired gunslingers, and by
most of the Hyper-Prosperity Ministers, is not Biblical and is nothing more
than sinful scamming and greedy gimmickry. Dr. Hagin personally called them
to repentance in 1999 and to this day the majority continue to ignore him.
We are whole-heartedly
in agreement with Dr. Hagin on the matter of God desiring to prosper
all of His obedient children for service to Him. We call this
"Prosperity in Perspective."
We are also whole-heartedly
in agreement with Dr. Hagin's gunning down the practice of Christian TV
executives bringing in what he called
"hired-guns" to literally
hold people up and rob them blind.
Dr. Hagin said, "They may as well rob a filling station on
the way home."
leaders are not to be " ...lovers of money, insatiable for wealth and
ready to obtain it by questionable means...greedy for base gain, craving
wealth and resorting to ignoble and dishonest methods of getting it."
(1 Timothy 3:3,8 AMP)
undignified, modern day "Jesse James" and "Cool Hand Lukes"
are old-hands at demonstrating their fancy gun spinning tricks and bringing forth the most bizarre, outlandish, unbiblical
doctrines to ever intimidate the Body of Christ.
is disguised as a virtue while those who are not armed with real Bible
knowledge are gunned down and robbed.
warrants mentioning here that Dr. Hagin did a bold, wonderfully masterful job exposing their
false doctrine, trickery, gimmickry and deliberate twisting of Scripture out of context in
his revealing book, "The Midas Touch."
gunslingers and money-raising specialists are brought in by the Christian TV execs
for the express purpose of convincing people on the
other side of the camera that God is promising to wipe
away all their troubles for a certain sized offering. The offering
amount is always "revealed" to the specialist by God during the
says He'll wipe away all your debts, heal all your sicknesses, save your
wayward children, give you a new home and a Ministry that will reach all of
the world for a $5,000.00 pledge. But listen to me, now. Listen to me.
The Holy Spirit is saying this is only for the first 100 people who
call in the next 10 minutes.”
most viewers never catch on when they are watching a re-play of these
"Holy Ghost Infomercials" that those 100
people have already called and those 10 minutes have long since
pledges keep rolling in but the promised miracle results never
Christians have no idea that the Bible says they must keep their hearts
diligently, protecting themselves from false doctrine and not leaving it to
others to do it for them.
So much of
the Body of Christ in America
is giddy with an amusement park mentality developed over years of unguarded
viewing of silly-headed unbiblical doctrines and the overall insanity of so much of Christian
thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."
Holy Spirit and His Gifts are auctioned off to the highest bidders.
The benefits and provisions of Redemption, which Jesus has already paid
in full with His Blood, are literally offered for sale on Christian TV’s auction
blocks, “...but you better act now. The clock is ticking. The anointing is
beginning to fade. I can feel it leaving. Hurry, go to your phones now.
Hurry, while there's still time.”
it’s hard to tell if it’s a Praise-a-Thon fund-raiser being broadcast or
a performance of Cirque du Soleil.
God is not a circus clown riding on a parade float, throwing candy out
to a frenzied crowd.
Holy God is being
severely misrepresented not only to the world, but to our own
the Hyper-Grace specialist has come with a "revelation" that backslidden
Christian America need not
repent before God for her individual, national and globally televised sins.
surprisingly, the sin-plagued Christian television network to which I refer is the Hyper-Grace
teacher's most zealous adherent and worldwide promoter.
heretical message of "Christians need never again confess their sins
for they are automatically forgiven" seems to them a most welcome
convenience, I am sure.
the greatest tragedy that has occurred as a result of Christians continually
exposing themselves to the fatuous, money-raising scams of Christian TV is
the insensitivity of heart it has developed within far too many.
number one way the Holy Spirit leads New Testament Believers is through the
written Word of God. Next to that is what I refer to as the "Inner
Witness" of the Holy Spirit. The "Inner Witness" is God's
fragile inner guidance system and something that must never be
Inner Witness of the Holy Spirit is simply the red-light or green-light He
gives from within, letting Believers know whether they are off-track or
on-track in an area. Some refer to it as "gut instinct" or
decades Christian TV has put forth unbiblical "promises" of God by
twisting Scriptures out of context in order to convince the unlearned and
the unguarded that
God would have everyone live the ostentatious lifestyles the
Hyper-Prosperity Ministers, the Christian TV
executives and their gunslingers live.
they fail to nobly search
the Scriptures for themselves, multitudes of Believers have been deceived by
this Hyper-Prosperity error. (Acts 17:11)
the innocent, unsuspecting, Born-Again subscribers only recognized and
heeded the Holy Spirit's
"red-light" from within concerning such false prosperity teaching
early on, they would never have been so readily taken in by it over time.
their disappointed supporters will be honest with themselves, they will acknowledge, in
retrospect, that they did indeed have the "red-light" of the Holy
Spirit about sitting and listening to the false prosperity teachers - but
they overrode it continually.
So many simply
Hyper-Prosperity teaching, in all of
its excess, to be true.
a result of overriding the Holy Spirit's inner promptings, great insensitivity of heart has been developed within them.
The gentle leading of the Holy Spirit is barely recognized by
them, if at all.
Sadly, this insensitivity of heart which has been developed
over the years carries over into every realm of one's existence and makes
one an easy target for "seducing spirits and doctrines of demons."
(1 Timothy 4:1)
Habitually overriding the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit develops a
thick callous over one's heart and negatively impacts God's guidance in
every area of life. The Apostle Paul referred to this process as
"searing one's conscience as with a hot iron." (1Timothy 4:2)
is why I say possibly the greatest tragedy that has occurred as a result of
continually overriding the Holy Spirit's Inner Witness and repeatedly listening to
Christian TV's unbiblical, unreal, illusory prosperity teaching is the
insensitivity of heart that it develops within.
Spurgeon, the 19th Century "Prince of Preachers," was noted for
his penetrating thought and precise exposition. He once decreed that there was a day coming when the Church of
Jesus Christ would be reduced to a bunch of stubborn goats being entertained
by a bunch of silly clowns.
Ravenhill, the 20th Century British Revivalist, said, "In the New Testament Church
it is said they were all amazed. Now in our Churches everyone wants to be
cannot imagine Revs. John Wesley, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon,
General William Booth, Leonard Ravenhill, D.L. Moody, Smith Wigglesworth,
Aimee Semple McPherson and Maria Woodworth-Etter sitting together
before a 21st Century Christian television Praise-a-Thon and not being
overcome with righteous indignation and grief, hot tears of shame falling
down their faces.
Anointing and Power of God is being merchandised by hired guns, hucksters and
hawkers parading as Ministers of the Gospel. They're
obsessed with raising money as opposed to being obsessed with raising
awareness that without repentance Christian America is facing an extremely
dangerous and uncertain
am not saying everyone on Christian television is a con. Some are
definitely not. But I have often wondered how long it would take for
the Christian television network executives to repent before God and get
right with Him if all the legitimate program producers came together and
lovingly, but firmly told them, "You change or we walk, Sir, Madam. No
longer will we loan our good names or integrity to your immoral business
practices and false doctrine. Do
we make ourselves clear?"
is how Jesus and the Apostle Paul instruct us to handle conflict such as this in the Bible.
if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault
between thee and him alone: If he shall hear thee thou hast gained thy
brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more,
that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be
established." (Matthew 18:15-16)
heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if
he repent, forgive him." (Luke 17:3)
that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. I charge thee before
God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe
these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by
partiality." (1 Timothy 5:20-21)
such solemn charges by both the Master Jesus and the next greatest
contributor to the New Testament, Paul, are virtually ignored by the program
producers is incomprehensible.
the program producers, Bible Teachers themselves, just not know that these
commands are in the Bible?
they really not understand that there is Scriptural recourse to such
insanity - insanity that is putting a mark on them as well by mere
association with it?
Do they not believe that
Almighty God will back them up if they
use their faith, obey His Word and require accountability of these Christian television
network executives and their court jesters and gunslingers run amuck?
decades of increasingly outrageous teaching and demonstration on Christian
television, I honestly wonder if any of the producers are even going to the
Throne of Grace and asking the Father, "Is there anything You'd like me
to do about this, Sir?"
it be they are afraid that He just might speak, making them accountable?
if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not
sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also, thou hast delivered
thy soul." (Ezekiel 3:21)
understand experientially there is an element of anxiety, potential backlash
and even persecution involved. But that is no excuse to turn a blind-eye to the
sin and insanity that goes on with Christian television networks every
myself, confronted the now-deceased Chief Executive of the world's largest
Christian television network, through his attorney,
concerning the illegal way he was raising money back in the early
monies, cash or check, sent to his program producers in care of the Network,
even when made out in the program producers names, the executive's staff
kept the cash, endorsed the checks by illegally stamping "Pay to the
Order of (Network)" and deposited it all into the network's account.
This was all done per order of the network executive.
it was check or cash for donation or purchase of products, it was all
deposited into the television network's account and the producers for whom
it was intended were never notified. The purchase orders for all products
were never forwarded to the program producers. Therefore, those who
were sending money for the purchase of Christian products would never
receive those products and the producers were left holding the bag.
well-known program producer, presently no longer allowed on the mentioned
Christian network because of his views on Islam, personally conveyed the
network executive's staff actually did this to my own grandmother who was in
her 80's at the time. She made out a substantial check for purchasing
products from the above-mentioned well-known program producer. Although she never received
her products the check was later returned to her as "paid."
On the back, a network executive's staff member had stamped "Pay to the
Order of (Network)".
Her products never arrived because the
not only stole the producer's money, but he never even bothered to tell the
producer that there was a purchase order in the same envelope with my
communicated with the well-known television Minister from whom my
grandmother had ordered products. He informed me that the television
network executive had been illegally endorsing checks and depositing them
into his own Ministry account for a number of years. He also informed me that many of the
other producers had individually
confronted the executive, informing him that his practice was not only
immoral but illegal.
Even still the
network executive arrogantly refused to change the
way he illegally and immorally raised money in such an ungodly manner.
went to the Lord, asking Him what I was to do about my elderly grandmother having
been abused in this manner. After many weeks of keeping this patiently
before the Lord in prayer, one morning He spoke to me, "Confront him
through his attorney."
I did so, reminding his attorney
that the Christian television executive's practice of depositing checks into
one non-profit account when they were made out in the name of another
non-profit account, without approval from anyone, was not only immoral but
punishable by law.
the advice of Counsel, the
Christian television executive immediately changed the way he was illegally raising money. No longer were checks which had been made out to the
producers' non-profit accounts endorsed and deposited into the network executive's non-profit
illegal hijacking of the program producers' funds officially came to an end.
the network executive gave his affiliate manager the assignment of informing
me, Pastor John Hamel, that my preaching in his Gospel TV studios had also
officially come to an end. I would no longer be
welcome to preach in any of the Christian network's studios, regardless of
how well I had been previously received. I received written
notification of the executive's punitive decision with a special word of "God
bless your life and Ministry, Pastor Hamel."
was actually being punished, shunned and black-balled for confronting the
network executive through
his attorney, according to the Bible, and the Lord's very specific instruction to
am confident the executive would not have acted so punitively
had his top ten program producers confronted him collectively in the way in which I
had - through his attorney.
no, I do not have an axe to grind, and yes, I do forgive the man. I
harbor no ill-will in my heart towards him at all. He illegally and
immorally took advantage
of my elderly grandmother and I simply responded in a dignified, Biblical manner
according to the specific instruction of the Lord.
As a matter of fact, if
he had not handed me my walking papers for confronting him through his
attorney, I would have
voluntarily left soon thereafter because I, personally, do not allow my
God-given gifts to be exploited or merchandised by anyone, for any reason.
That would be to enter into the realm of the "Dirty Church."
the record, the program producer who was being robbed by the network
executive very graciously
forwarded the products my grandmother ordered from him once he finally discovered
she had indeed ordered them. He also graciously insisted that she not
recompense him for the products. He apologized profusely for my elderly grandmother's anxiety caused by the compromised executive's illegal, ungodly,
it troubles me deeply to think about all the other elderly Christian
grandparents who have also been unjustly dealt with in the very same manner,
yet who have no Preacher grandsons to boldly confront the Christian
television executive's attorneys on their behalf.
also grieves one's heart to see how the outrageously bizarre, money-raising scams
and unbiblical techniques have continued on this same Christian television network and others. I whole-heartedly agree with Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin. The way
they raise money is the same as if
any of these "hired guns" were knocking off liquor stores on the way home from Praise-a-Thon every night.
Hagin's book, "The Midas Touch. A Balanced Approach to Biblical
Prosperity," reveals in great detail the specific and deliberate errors
of the Hyper-Prosperity Preachers. Errors which he personally confronted in
errors which most all of them continue to deliberately promote in the name
of stuffing their personal coffers.
recently listened in disbelief as the wife of one network executive told her
"little grannies" that "God is telling me to tell you to send
your grocery money in. I know it looks like you'll have no groceries
if you do, but God is telling you to send your grocery money in so He can
bless your family."
is ungodly emotional and financial manipulation at its worst by a
self-professing Minister of the Gospel. What
faithfully viewing little granny is not going to believe if she doesn't send
in her grocery money,
her family will not be saved
and blessed and it will be all her fault?
this type of financial and emotional manipulation, this Christian television
network and others have not only robbed the elderly and unsuspecting
Bible-illiterate Believers, but they have also done untold, tremendous damage
to local Churches all across the globe.
deliberately neglect to insistently and consistently remind Believers that
their tithes belong to their local Church and to their local Church
are cursed with a curse: For ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation.
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse that there may be meat in Mine
house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not
open you the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall
not be room enough to receive it." (Malachi 3:9-10)
Bible instructs the Believer to pay their tithes into supporting "the
storehouse" that the meat of God's Word would be available there.
The storehouse where Believers are to be receiving the strong meat of God's
Word is the local Church, not Christian television.
television is to be a supplement to, not a substitute for, the local Church.
television executives are fully aware that by properly informing Believers of
their Biblical obligation to pay tithes only to their local Churches, their
own network income would drop dramatically. Although that would cause local
Churches to experience a much needed dramatic increase, most networks appear
to be unwilling to do what is best
for the entire Body.
fact of the matter is, for Christian television executives and television
Ministries to not deliberately and consistently instruct supporters to pay tithes to their
local Churches only makes them accomplices to crimes committed against Holy
God. When God says the tithe is to go to the storehouse, He means what He
says. Anything less is "God robbing."
world's largest Christian television network and many, but not all, of its
broadcasters are unwilling to "trust God" as they encourage their
supporters to do, so they continue to do only what they believe is best
for their own network and personal financial edification regardless of what
it costs the local Churches.
and lusting after money and possessions has run amuck on Christian TV.
is easily confirmed by the fact that this same Christian network executive and his
wife own as many as six multi-million dollar "parsonages" across
America. These are properties and estates which were purchased with multiple
millions of Gospel dollars given for the propagation of the message of Jesus
a combination of both ignorance of and disobedience to the Scriptures, these individuals do not
seem to care that God raises up Christian television networks to support His
local Churches worldwide, not to feed off them like hungry piranhas.
many Pastors have experienced the death of their God-given dreams because
the money God sent in the form of tithes was being heisted by the
Christian television networks?
many Pastors continue to walk away from their Ministry callings in frustration
and anger because the payroll, the tithes being stage-coached to them by God,
is being cut off at the pass by Christian television's gunslingers and
outlaw Preachers who know exactly what they are doing?
truths will all be brought out of the darkness into the light when we all
stand before Him in judgment -
some even sooner.
God is fully capable of untangling even this gigantic Christian television bowl of
will is prosperity, not poverty, for all of His obedient children. No doubt
about it! He has granted revelation and tremendous wisdom from His Word
teaching His children how to obtain wealth and how to properly possess it.
Ministers, including Christian television executives, must understand that great wealth is given for great
service, not great status.
has given many Ministries and Christian television networks tremendous wealth for the express purpose of
working the harvest fields of humanity in this Earth.
God has given
them tremendous wealth in order to plunder Hell and populate Heaven.
many Ministries and Believers are in a greedy ditch off to the side of the road. They seem
to have forgotten why God has given them wealth.
sends great wealth for the same three
reasons He sent Jesus Christ into the Earth.
God sent Jesus Christ into the Earth to seek and save the lost. (Luke 19:10)
God sends great wealth to Ministers and Believers to seek and save the lost,
God sent Jesus Christ into the Earth to destroy the works of the devil and to break
his oppression off of humanity. (1 John 3:8) God sends wealth to
Ministers and Believers to destroy the works of the devil and to break his
oppression off of humanity, as well.
God sent Jesus Christ into the Earth that we might have life and have it more
abundantly. (John 10:10) God sends wealth to Ministers and Believers
that they might have life and have it more abundantly, as well.
are unaware of the three reasons why God sends wealth.
are aware of the three reasons but have them completely out of
even appears that far too many have altogether forgotten the Great Commission of Mark
16:15-20 and could not care less about the first and second reasons why God
sends wealth. Abundant life is their top priority. They do not give
for the purpose of world evangelization. They give in order to
am often astounded by the number of Christians who are "believing God
for prosperity" but who are too ashamed to hand someone a Gospel tract
in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
are so ashamed of the Name of Jesus they would rather die than publicly
witness for Him.
all the while, they are
"believing God for prosperity"!
appears that some Ministers have even taken the tools and tremendous resources given to
work the world's harvest fields through the preaching of repentance,
stubbornly insisting upon using them to work the gold mines of Christian TV
and mega-conventions instead.
is a sad commentary indeed that so many Ministers have remained in the dark of the
mines, digging for more gold with their God-given tools, when they should be
out working the harvest fields with the wealth they have already
many the focus has become the gold in the mines, not the lost souls in the
gives of His gold reserves for harvesting, not hoarding. (Haggai 2:8-9)
America is drowning in the swift, strong whirlpool of her gross national
sins and needs to hear one message right now and one message alone, "Unless ye
repent ye shall all likewise perish." (Luke 13:3)
not happening. Fallen Christian America forges ahead with its sinful "business
as usual" attitude.
Billy Graham in his Open Letter to Christian America, dated July 2012, said,
"Self-centered indulgence, pride and lack of shame over sin are now
emblems of the American lifestyle. My heart aches for America and its
Kenneth E. Hagin said, "There's nothing more lacking in the Charismatic
movement today than commitment, consecration and respect for the things of
is called judgment and it
begins in the House of God.
the time has come that judgment must begin at the House of God: and if it
first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of
God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the
sinner appear." (1 Peter 4:17-18)
Hyper-Grace has come with a "revelation" that America, backslidden
Christian America, with all of her self-centered indulgence, pride, lack
of shame over sin, lack of commitment, consecration and respect for the
things of God, need never repent before God again because all of her sins are
Watched as the Emerald Green Glory Turned Back & Departed
instantly I, John, was in the Spirit. I saw a Throne in Heaven and Someone
sitting on it. The One sitting on the Throne was as brilliant as
gemstones - jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled His
Throne like a rainbow." (Revelation 4:2-4)
does not show reverence for God and reverence is key to God's presence and
was once invited to be a guest speaker at a large Pentecostal denomination's
annual convocation in New England. The main meetings were being held in a
large auditorium situated on a Catholic college campus. During praise
and worship for one of the evening services I was standing on the platform
with approximately twenty other regional Ministers.
I stood looking over the congregation the radiant, emerald green,
incandescent Glory of God, the same emerald-colored Glory that John saw
surrounding Holy God's Throne, suddenly appeared on the right side of the
auditorium from the back of the room to the front. It was coming out of the
massive side wall as if it were being unrolled like a giant bolt of cloth
hidden behind the wall. It was as if a lineup of invisible angels was
actually pulling it right out of the wall the way a baseball grounds crew
pulls a tarp over the infield during a rain delay.
the worship continued the delicate green Glory sheet moved out over the room
reaching beyond the halfway point. It hovered closely over the congregation
on the right side of the room, shimmering and rippling like bright emerald
green water. It was as fragile as a silk sheet carried upon a breeze and I
could see through it as it hovered above the worshipping congregation.
acquainted with many different manifestations of God's Glory, I knew the
Holy Spirit had come to bring physical healings and other miracles to God's
precious people. I was prepared in my heart to begin to call out healings as
the Holy Spirit led me when the worship music abruptly stopped.
my left the State Bishop of this Pentecostal denomination stepped up to the
pulpit and began to shout out, "Who will give $100?" When he
forcefully cried out the drummer did a drum roll, a rim shot and a cymbal
crash as if on cue. The Bishop then cried out, "Who will give
$200?" Again the drummer aggressively backed him up. The
Bishop and the drummer went back and forth like this, progressively raising
the amounts to be given as the Ushers quickly spread out with their buckets
throughout the congregation beneath the transparent, emerald green Glory
heart sank as I said within, "Oh Father God, no. No. Lord Jesus,
if someone hit a reverse switch, the delicate green liquid-like Glory sheet
began to gently return into the wall as if it were being retracted
behind the wall. I stood watching in shock and dismay as the precious,
coveted, emerald green Glory of God literally turned back, went into the
wall and finally disappeared altogether.
Bishop received his hyper-offering that night.
the sick did not receive their healings. The oppressed did not receive their
deliverance and the needy returned home without their much needed miracles.
the Holy Spirit of God is being deeply grieved by behaviors just like this
in public meetings and by Christian television all across America, and in
other nations of the world, by local, national and international Ministries.
Until it is openly repented of and cut off we will not only have to learn to
live without manifestations of God's power, but we will also have to be
prepared to face His continuing judgment.
the Glory of God was in manifestation through the Prophet Elisha, resulting
in Namaan's supernatural healing from leprosy, Namaan attempted to give
Elisha money. Emphatically and repeatedly the Prophet Elisha
Namaan had departed, Elisha's servant Gehazi ran after him. Catching up with
Namaan, Gehazi lied and told him that Elisha had changed his mind and now
wanted silver and garments. Grateful for his healing, Namaan readily
Gehazi returned to Elisha, the Holy Spirit revealed to the Prophet what his
servant had done. Elisha strongly rebuked Gehazi, reminding him that when
the Glory of God is in manifestation it is not the time to receive money or
gifts. He then pronounced a curse on Gehazi.
leprosy therefore of Namaan shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed
forever. And Gehazi went out from Elisha's presence a leper as white
as snow." (2 Kings 5:1-27)
money when the Glory and power of God are in manifestation can indeed prove
to be extremely costly, even dangerous.
Glory of God came in one of the most powerful manifestations I have yet to
witness, and I have witnessed many, as I stood on that platform in New England. It was the Holy Spirit
coming to supernaturally meet the needs of His people.
was so obviously grieved and literally turned back by the Bishop's
spiritually-insensitive, aggressive raising of money in His presence, one
must ask the sobering question, "What is happening on an even
greater scale all across America and around the world, in local Churches,
larger conventions and Christian television as Hyper-Prosperity Ministers
relentlessly hammer away at the 'giving to get'
and lusting after money and possessions factored into Gehazi's judgment and
it directly factors into Christian America's present judgment.
The extreme error of
Hyper-Prosperity and the "giving to get" teaching has definitely
caught the attention of Holy God in one of the most negative ways possible,
even as Hyper-Grace has.
God does not appreciate when wealth
and riches given by Him for the worldwide propagation of the Gospel of
Jesus Christ is overly used by many of His once-trusted servants for status
and not for service.
one is perfect, including the author. Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone.
to be wrong, but it is not alright to stay wrong once you finally see you are wrong.
many Word of Faith leaders and disciples have become notorious
for holding out and not repenting when they are wrong. What an indictment,
particularly where the Bible instructs Believers in
Jesus Christ to develop the wonderful habit of repenting and receiving
we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
Sadly, far, far too many
Ministers and Christians have already developed the ugly
habits of blame-shifting, soft-soaping, justifying and pridefully refusing to
repent when they know they are wrong. When God
lovingly sends someone to correct them in their stubbornness, many
immediately begin to find fault with their corrector. Dr. Hagin
referred to this behavior as "the babyhood stages of
the false teaching of Hyper-Grace has come along and added to these ugly
habits with its message of "Believers
never need to repent again. All sins are automatically forgiven by the Blood
of Jesus Christ."
Biblical truth of the matter is that Ministry leaders, above all, must keep
their Ministries Biblical and their lives clean and above reproach at all
times, repenting immediately when they are wrong. Ministers are held to a
be in any rush to be a Teacher, my friends. Teaching is highly responsible
work. Teachers are held to the strictest standards." (James
3:1 Message Bible)
cannot recall how many times in the past two decades people have told me, a
Word of Faith Pentecostal Minister, they do not want to hear God's message
of prosperity, some do not even want to hear the Gospel message of
salvation, because of the extravagant lifestyles of the Preachers who preach
People are naturally offended by and suspicious of extravagant living
Ministers - particularly when their homes are bigger than the local
is a simple fact of Ministry life that all sincere Ministers must learn to
live with, like it or not. (James 3:1)
is nothing in the world wrong with Ministers being wealthy. But there
is everything in the world wrong when they live like the Shah of Iran or
William Randolph Hearst at the great expense of those they are called to
reach with that wealth.
Preachers basically ignore America’s current crisis as opposed to meeting it head-on with their affluence
and their preaching anointings.If
the crisis is addressed by them at all, people are simply told to “get out
and vote” or “pray” but never vigorously confronted with the message
Neither are they taught from the Bible exactly how
God expects Christians to vote.
Hyper-Prosperity Preachers continue
with their own agendas, not wanting their boats to be rocked in order to
continue to fill their personal coffers while America
literally staggers under the weighty curse of her compounded, unprecedented,
numbers of people who would normally turn to the Church looking for answers
in such a national crisis are literally driven away because of the opulent,
extravagant, luxurious televised lifestyles of run-amuck, celebrity TV Ministers.By their lifestyles they draw such fire and ire to themselves from
both Christians and non-Christians alike, including high profile Senate
investigations on spending, that they end up doing much more harm than good.They also give all other balanced Ministers a “bad rap” with
Charismatic Christianity as presented by much of Christian television and Internet
has become a gazing-stock, a laughing-stock of amusement parks, immorality including
homosexuality, lawsuits, hush money, corrupt business practices, palatial
estates and annual salaries exceeding what the average person takes in over a
lifetime. Others receive annual expense accounts alone that exceed what the average American pays
for a home.
people are so offended by such splashed out, ostentatious lifestyles being
supported by Gospel dollars, their anger goes even beyond the Hyper-Prosperity
Preachers and the television executives and is aimed directly at God and the
Bible - when
God is not guilty.
why Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, in his most shunned book, “The Midas Touch. A Balanced
Approach to Biblical Prosperity” so boldly and so appropriately
admonished, “Ministers should not live in
extravagant homes or drive extravagant automobiles.It offends and injures many.”
Ministers who preach prosperity, particularly those who came up under him
and refer to him as "Dad," would heed Dr. Hagin’s wisdom by living in moderate housing
and living less extravagant lifestyles as he did, they would not draw such negative attention and publicity to themselves.
That alone would go a long, long way towards solving the problem of turning untold numbers
of offended observers away from the very Gospel they are preaching.
Dr. Hagin's wonderfully balanced message of "Bible Faith" has been
hijacked by the unbiblical message of "Hyper-Prosperity." In many
cases, even by his own spiritual offspring.
we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ that everyone may
receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether
it be good or bad." (2 Corinthians 5:10)
America is being snow-jobbed by Satanic heresies such as Hyper-Prosperity,
Hyper-Grace, Universal Reconciliation and the Deification of Man. This is
avalanche of God's judgment has come to America.
Hyper-Grace has come with a "revelation from God" that backslidden
Christian America need not repent before Him for her self-centered
indulgence, pride and lack of shame over sin.
Accountability Is Not "Being Judgmental"
with Dr. Hagin’s direct Biblical admonition, if anyone dares to challenge their
Hyper-Prosperity excesses and abuses, requiring accountability of them, many
of the prosperity Ministers immediately
deflect with accusations of “You’re being judgmental!” or “You’re
not walking in love!” or "You have a critical spirit!"
they have overlooked the Apostle Paul's following admonitions as well.
what have I to do to judge them also that are without (Unbelievers)? Do not
ye judge them that are within (Believers)? But them that are without God
judgeth. Therefore, put away from among yourselves that wicked person."
that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. I charge thee before
God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe
these things without preferring one before another doing nothing by
partiality." (1Timothy 5:20-21)
the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching
us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly in this present world." (Titus
are indeed called to police ourselves within the Body of Christ. We are even
called to judge one another when in sin. If we
do not do it, who will?
time after time, in epidemic proportion, Christians and Christian Ministers
reject the Holy
Spirit's correction and any type of accountability when they are out of line, referring to
it as "being judgmental." They immediately begin to find
fault with their God-sent
do they realize that finding fault with the
one God sends to correct them is not a leadership quality, but rather it is a sign of pride and the
adolescent stage of Christianity.
I publicly rebuked an Oklahoma Bible school instructor for daring to
publicly encourage her students to watch and enjoy her favorite weekly
television series, one which strongly promotes adultery, homosexuality and
lesbianism as normal, I was told by her, "You aren't walking in
also accused me of being too harsh and hard in my use of God's Word for
strongly reminding her that Teachers have a stricter judgment and that she
was called to fill her students full of God's Word, not to steal His words
not My Word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh
the rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the
Lord, that steal My words everyone from his neighbor." (Proverbs
Bible school instructor stubbornly and pridefully refused to repent.
over 30 years of Christianity I can count on one hand, minus one finger,
the number of Ministers who have stood up and publicly said, "I'm wrong, please
forgive me" when they did something contrary to Scripture and displeasing to the Lord.
high-profile Ministers known around the world. The other two are local
And I have known many, many more
Ministers who need to repent but
even died prematurely because of their stubbornness and unwillingness to
repent when they are wrong.
without repentance many more Ministers will die in their sin.
will continue to live but will lose their anointings such as many Word of
Faith and Pentecostal Ministers have.
He appeared to the Apostle John on the Island of Patmos, Jesus referred to
the loss of one's anointing, as a result of refusing to repent, as the
removing of one's "candlestick."
therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works;
or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out
of his place except thou repent." (Revelation 2:5)
last thing in the world a Minister of the Gospel can afford to lose is their
anointing. Yet many, through pride and refusing to repent when wrong,
have done exactly that.
of the reasons given in this book, and more, are why the Hyper-Grace message of “Christians no longer need to
repent for their sins because they are automatically forgiven by the Blood
of Jesus” is the most dangerous message Christian America
could hear and heed in this most crucial hour.
without repentance America, yes even Christian America, faces an uncertain future.
must strongly reject the false doctrine of Hyper-Grace.
message of Hyper-Grace is deadly, dangerous and destructive to
heretical message of Hyper-Grace was
conceived in the mind of Satan to
keep backslidden Christian America
from repenting for her individual and national sins. (John 10:10)
has gotten ahold of the popular Hyper-Grace Teacher. He is using him to keep
the Body of Christ off guard and to prevent them from seeing that Barack
Hussein Obama is indeed the loving judgment of a Benevolent Father God Who
is also our Law-giver and Just Judge.
am appalled by the number of Pentecostal Pastors who are proudly marching
arm in arm, bearing the banner of Hyper-Grace, disseminating the lie that
Christian America need not bother to repent based upon a
"revelation" that does not come from the precious Holy written
Word of God.
those who preach Hyper-Grace just may be sincere, they are sincerely wrong.
are like the people who unknowingly gave their loved ones poisoned Tylenol
in 1982, killing them.
they were sincere in their endeavors to help their
loved ones by giving them the secretly tainted Tylenol, they were sincerely
with its “There is no need for Christians to ever repent again!” mantra is a very real hindrance to
God’s further provision and protection for America.
is a virtual threat to the
very survival of our still great but severely sin-weakened Nation.
must be rejected, as the Apostle Paul said, because it is
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the gospel of Christ.
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preach any other gospel unto youthan that which
we have preached unto you,
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ye have received, let him beaccursed."
Apostle Paul authored nearly two-thirds of the New Testament. He did not
teach the message of Hyper-Grace.
did Jesus, or any of the other New Testament authors, ever teach that
Believers need never confess their sins again because they are
"automatically forgiven by the Blood of Jesus."
one has the Biblical authority to add to the Holy Scriptures and do so now.
is extreme error, indeed, for the popular Hyper-Grace teacher to come to
Christian America and disseminate the deluding message that all unconfessed
individual and national sins are automatically forgiven by the Blood of Jesus, for
they are not.
all sin is immediately washed away by the Blood of Jesus - but only once it
is confessed to Holy God.
we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make
Him a liar and His Word is not in us." (1 John 1:9-10)
rejects Christ's Foundational Doctrine of Repentance as presented in
Scripture. (Hebrews 6:1-2)
dresses up error as a real Bible Doctrine and destroys precious human lives.
is not only a very dangerous error for backslidden Christian America,
robbing her of God's provision and protection, but it
is equally as dangerous to the world which
leans so heavily upon her.
is why the error of Hyper-Grace is quite possibly the greatest deception of
the 21st Century.
Apostle Paul called Hyper-Grace a conscience-searing "doctrine of
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart
from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared as with a hot
iron." (1 Timothy 4:1-2)
Will Happen to Joseph Prince Without Repentance?
his book, "I Believe in Visions," Dr. Kenneth Hagin writes on page
114, "The Lord told me that the time is short. The work must be done
quickly in these Last Days. He, Jesus, said, 'The judgment must begin in the
house of God, and if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the sinner
and the ungodly appear?' If the Church won't accept this ministry (Prophet),
then they wouldn't accept His Word."
Hagin continued, "He (Jesus) went on to say that if a Pastor would not
accept this message (of judgment), then judgment would come to him."
told him, "If I give you a message for an individual, a Church or a
Pastor and they don't accept it, you will not be responsible. They will be
responsible. There will be Ministers who do not accept it and will fall dead
in the pulpit."
we now know that Dr. Hagin said that Jesus told him if he brought a word of
judgment to anybody, individuals, Churches, Ministers, etc., and they did
not receive it, they themselves would be judged.
here is the word God gave Brother Hagin for America.
came and judgment is yet to come. The only thing that can save America from
the judgment of God is genuine repentance - a turning to God."
son of an Sikh priest and a Chinese mother, Joseph
Prince, whose birth name is Xenonamandar Jegahuslee Singh, says, "God does not judge individuals or nations." He
goes on to say that American Preachers who say He does are
"sick." He also said, "There is something wrong"
with them. He said this in the pulpit at Joel Osteen's Church in
Houston, Texas, to cheers and applause.
must pay very close attention here.
told Prophet Hagin that according to 1 Peter 4:17 anyone who does not
receive a word of judgment through a Prophet will be judged.
Hagin gave a word from the Lord that America is being judged and can only be
saved through repentance.
Prince says Preachers and Prophets who say those things are "sick"
and "something is wrong" with them.
upon what Jesus told Prophet Hagin, what is going to happen to Joseph Prince
two plus two still equals four, then you have your answer.
Prince will be judged for rejecting Jesus' word through His Prophet.
will happen to anyone who does not receive what Jesus told His Prophet about
America being judged?
18 New Testament Refutations to “Automatic Forgiveness”
The Hyper-Grace proponents do not believe the
Old Testament can be used to refute the error of “automatic
are wrong we will give the benefit of the doubt in this instance, passing
over the nearly fifty examples given in the Old Testament that Believers
will not be automatically forgiven.
To satisfy the demands of the Hyper-Grace
proponents, we will jump right to the New Testament, keeping in mind that
Jesus said in the mouth of two or three witnesses (confirming verses of
Scripture) every word (doctrine) will be established. (Matthew 18:18) We
will go beyond the two or three required confirming verses of Scripture and
give eighteen in addition to the dozens already referred to in this book.
1. John the Baptist said Christians who do not
bring forth good fruit are “hewn down and cast into the fire,” not
“Bring forth therefore fruits meet for
repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our
father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up
children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the
trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn
down, and cast into the fire.” (Matthew 3:8-10)
2. Jesus told His Disciples they would be
“cast out” for living in compromise, not “automatically forgiven.”
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt
have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good
for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”
3. Jesus said His unprofitable servants would be
“cast into outer darkness,” not “automatically forgiven.”
“And cast ye the unprofitable servant into
outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew
4. Jesus said Disciples who did not bear fruit
would be “taken away,” not “automatically forgiven.”
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the
husbandman. Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and
every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more
fruit.” (John 15:1-2)
5. Luke, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said
that Judas went to “his own place” at death for betraying Jesus, he was
not “automatically forgiven.”
“And they appointed two, Joseph called
Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed, and said,
Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two
thou hast chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship,
from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. And
they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was
numbered with the eleven apostles.” (Acts 1:23-26)
The place Judas went to was Hell which is why
Jesus said it would have been better that Judas had never been born.
“And Jesus answered and said, he that dippeth
his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son of man goeth
as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is
betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Then Judas
which betrayed him answered and said, Master, is it I? Jesus said unto him,
thou has said.” (Matthew 26:23-25)
6. The Apostle Paul said when someone knows God
and becomes involved with sin, they are given up by God, not
“Because that, when they knew God, they
glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their
imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. … For this cause God
gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the
natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men,
leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward
another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in
themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they
did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a
reprobate mind, to do things which are not convenient.” (Romans 1:21,
7. The Apostle Paul said contentious Christians
who do not repent and obey the truth will experience tribulation and
anguish, not “automatic forgiveness.”
“But unto them that are contentious and obey
not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation
and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil.” (Romans 2:8-9)
8. The Apostle Paul said an eternal death
sentence is passed on to “brethren” who turn back to sin, not
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves
servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto
death, or of obedience unto righteousness? … For the wages of sin is
death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Romans 6:16, 23)
“Therefore brethren, we are debtors, not to
the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall
die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall
live.” (Romans 8:12-13)
9. The Apostle Paul said Believers who do not
continue in God’s goodness shall be “spared not” and “cut off,”
not “automatically forgiven.”
“For if God spared not the natural branches,
take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and
severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if
thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.”
10. The Apostle Paul said all unconfessed
disobedience to the Gospel is to be “revenged” meaning
“court-martialed,” not “automatically forgiven.”
“And having in a readiness to revenge all
disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. Do ye look on things after
the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s,
let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are
we Christ’s.” (2 Corinthians 10:6-7)
11. The Apostle Paul said Believers who deny
Christ through sin will be “denied,” not “automatically forgiven.”
“If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him:
if we deny Him, He also will deny us:” (2 Timothy
12. Both Jesus and the Apostle Paul said it is
impossible to renew unto repentance those who fall away having committed the
unpardonable sin.They did not
say they would be “automatically forgiven.”
“Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin
and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy
Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” (Matthew 12:31)
“For it is impossible for those who were once
enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers
of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of
the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto
repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put
Him to an open shame.” (Hebrews 6:4-6)
13. The Apostle Paul said there is “no more
sacrifice for sins” for Christians who sin willfully. He did not say they
would be “automatically forgiven.”
“For if we sin wilfully after that we have
received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for
sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation,
which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without
mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose
ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God,
and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an
unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews
14. The Apostle Peter said Believers who become
entangled in sin again will be judged, not “automatically forgiven.”
“For if after they have escaped the pollutions
of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with
them than the beginning.” (2 Peter 2:20)
15. Jesus said He will “blot out his name from
the Book of Life” to all lazy Believers who do not overcome sin.He did not say, “I will automatically forgive them.”
“He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed
in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the Book of Life,
but I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.”
16. Jesus tells lukewarm, compromising
Christians, “I will spew thee out of My mouth,” not “I will
automatically forgive you.”
“I know thy works, that thou art neither cold
nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My mouth.” (Revelation
17. Jesus said Believers who do not overcome sin
will find themselves “throneless," not “automatically forgiven.”
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit
with Me in My Throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My
Father in His Throne.” (Revelation 3:21)
18. Jesus said the impenitent sinful will
“have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.” He
did not say they would be “automatically forgiven.”
“He that overcometh shall inherit all things;
and I will be his God, and he shall be My son. But the fearful, and
unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and
sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake
which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
By now it is clear to the reader that if men
turn away from the Lord after salvation, commit sins and persist in
rebellion, they are not “automatically forgiven.”They will face the consequences for their unconfessed sin and God
will not be responsible.
Hyper-Grace teacher's erroneous doctrine of "no need to repent"
began to increase in popularity in 2008 just prior to the election of Barack
Hussein Obama. An election which I have referred to as God's warning to
America for her unconfessed sin.
believe the 2012 re-election of Barack Hussein Obama is God's judgment on
the United States of America for her rejecting His initial four-year
warning. You may read more about this in our JHM
online book, "Why a Loving God Allows Judgment. A Bible Message to
Fallen Christian America."
is simply no coincidence that in 2008, when America needed to repent more
than any other time in her great history, the Hyper-Grace teacher came from
across the seas with his extremely dangerous, unbiblical doctrine that
Christian America "need not repent for anything, ever, for it is all
automatically forgiven in Christ."
personally believe, had Christian America only listened to God's call to
repentance given through seasoned Ministers of the Gospel such as Dr. Oral
Roberts and Dr. Billy Graham, as opposed to listening to the false doctrine
of convenience delivered by one who would be considered a novice in
comparison to these two tested and proven men of God, judgment would already
have been turned back. Barack Hussein Obama would not have been elected, and
re-elected, and great spiritual awakening would not have been further
Christian America has chosen judgment over repentance.
further judgment will result in repentance and spiritual
awakening prior to the catching away of the saints.
when Thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn
righteousness." (Isaiah 26:9)
patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the
husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long
patience for it, until He receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also
patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth
nigh." (James 5:7-8)