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  • Benny Hinn reveals his '2 biggest regrets' from ministry, apologizes for false prophecy

    05/10/2024 8:22:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2024 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Controversial televangelist Benny Hinn said his two “biggest regrets” in his decades-long ministry include promoting prophecies he now admits “were not accurate or from the Lord” and pushing “prosperity theology."“The two things I regret most in ministry: I was not too wise a number of times with prophecy,” the 71-year-old charismatic preacher told Stephen Strang, host of The Strang Report, in a recent interview. “I had guests come to the crusades that I think brought harm to not only people’s lives but also to my reputation because their prophecies were not really prophecy. They went outside the borders of redemption.”“And...
  • Millions of Views Gone: Benny Hinn Deleting Videos Following Apologist’s Exposé

    04/26/2024 6:15:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Protestia ^ | April 26, 2024 | staff
    Arch-heretic Benny Hinn is deleting a raft of videos from his YouTube channel, willingly losing millions of views in the wake of a devastating exposé against him. Two weeks ago, we reported that a ministry associated with Benny Hinn was claiming copyright strikes against Mike Winger, unjustly targeting him on account of a video critical of the famed con man* After Winger released a four-hour-long blistering critique of Hinn, replete with multiple videos and commentary demonstrating that the money-grubbin’ heretic is a two-fold son of hell (Our description, not his), the video was struck by Jesus Image Ministries, an enterprise...
  • Why the Modern View of the Book of Revelation may be Flawed.

    04/19/2024 7:25:09 AM PDT · by Cronos · 57 replies
    ADW ^ | 25th November 2012 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Currently in the Liturgies of daily Mass we have been reading the Book of Revelation. It is commonly read at the end of the liturgical year, for it bespeaks the end of, and passing qualities of all things of this world. It is also a book of glory, depicting the ultimate victory of our Lord Jesus Christ, after a great period of conflict between the doomed kingdom of this world, and the victorious Kingdom of Christ. In this context the Book of Revelation is not a mere tour guide to the last days, but is a book of glory reminding...
  • Woman Tipped 2 Servers $1077 Because The Rapture Was Coming — Returned After The Eclipse To Demand Her Money Back

    A server and her co-workers have been left shaking their heads after a series of interactions with a woman who was convinced the world was ending on April 8, 2024 — and who is now hoppin' mad and behaving in a most un-Christian fashion. Unlike most eclipses, the one on April 8 was special for Americans because the U.S. was in the "path of totality," a roughly 100-mile-wide swath from Texas to Maine in which the Moon completely obscures the Sun and ushers in a brief period of nighttime in the middle of the day. "A woman came to our...
  • Brave toddler, 3, tried to escape and told mom 'I love you' while being 'exorcised' to death in church as prosecutors finally try to bring evil parents and grandfather to justice

    04/09/2024 4:06:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 9, 2024 | Dominic Yeatman
    A little girl told her mother 'I love you’ in an attempt to stop the woman torturing her to death in a day-long church ‘exorcism’, newly released court documents reveal. Three-year-old Arely Proctor pleaded for her life and struggled to escape as she was battered and strangled by her mother Claudia Hernandez, 27, and her pastor relatives. Two years after her body was found by police on the altar of a Pentecostal church in San Jose, California, authorities have still to decide whether her killers will stand trial. ‘Over the course of approximately twenty hours Arely Doe fought for her...
  • Christian school cancels autism week after pastor calls activities 'demonic'

    04/08/2024 8:31:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 8, 2024 | Anugrah Kumar
    In Florida, a private Christian school's decision to cancel Autism Awareness Week after the school's pastor claimed such an event is "idolatry and demonic" has sparked backlash from parents vowing to pull their kids out. Trinity Christian Academy in the Lake Worth Beach area, affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of God denomination, faced backlash after Pastor Matt Baker announced the cancellation of the week's activities in a March 30 email to families. Baker argued that these events led students to prioritize identities over their faith in Jesus Christ. The planned activities, similar to previous years, included themed dress-up days aimed...
  • TN Academy Teacher Pleads Guilty for Sexual Assault Against Girl

    03/30/2024 11:43:31 AM PDT · by Morgana
    Ministry Watch ^ | March 26, 2024 | Jessica Eturralde
    In January 2023, Ministry Watch reported on the arrest of a worship leader and music teacher—Joseph “Kade” Abbott, 27—for sexual misconduct against a 14-year-old girl. Authorities charged him with three counts of sexual assault. According to his attorney, last week he agreed to plead guilty to all three counts. Apostolic Christian Academy in Maryville, Tennessee / Facebook Abbot taught at Apostolic Christian Academy, held on the property of First Apostolic Church in Maryville, Tenn. The victim was a student at the academy, and the two met weekly one-on-one during school hours. They also participated in the same group trip to...
  • hurch’s Western-Themed Easter Play Sees Cowboy Jesus Getting Shot and Then Crucified + Wild Yellow Face

    03/26/2024 7:31:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Protestia ^ | March 26, 2024 | staff
    Church of the Rock in Winnipeg, led by pastor Mark Hughes, is known for its unique Easter sermons, interpreting the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord of Glory as Hollywood blockbusters, ranging from Monty Python and the Holy Grail to Toy Story, Star Wars, Tombstone, Indiana Jones, Robin Hood, Back to the Future, and Pirates of the Caribbean. We last covered them after they crucified Iron Man on stage, then crucified Buzz Lightyear, Simba. and then most recently Batman. A straightforward exegesis and the proclamation of the good news of the resurrection as told by the scriptures is seemingly...
  • Psalms, Hymns, and ‘Miley Cyrus’ Songs? Church Worships to Dance Remix of ‘The Climb’

    03/26/2024 7:27:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Protestia ^ | March 26, 2024 | staff
    he Ambassador Seed of Love Church, which is part of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ (COOLJC), is a Philadelphia-based Oneness Pentecostal church led by Edward “Busta” Fields. COOLJC differs from many Pentecostal denominations and groups in that it doesn’t allow women to be pastors and has a stricter view of divorce and remarriage, though for teh most part it follows the same beats. During a recent church service, Seed of Love Church did not merely perform Miley Cyrus’ 2009 hit The Climb, as some sort of mid-service performance or musical interlude, as many churches do, but actually incorporated...
  • Woke Pastors Claim That God the Father Worships US

    03/18/2024 6:34:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Protestia ^ | March 18, 2024 | staff
    ermell Witherspoon and Royce Yeun are the impastors of Common Good Church in Bellevue, WA, one-two punch combination of Christ-hating heretics if there ever was one. Four years ago, Yeun preached a message titled “-Isms: Heterosexism,” which argued Christians need to “shift” their understanding of what the Bible says about queer affirmation. Their church swiftly did that very thing, coming to “fully affirm and celebrate our LGBTQIA+ siblings and believe that everyone— no matter their sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status— belongs here and can share in the worship, rites, sacraments, membership, and leadership of this church.” Four months...
  • Brooklyn pastor ‘Bling Bishop’ found guilty of spending $90,000 of his parishioner’s savings on luxury goods

    03/15/2024 8:55:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | March 13, 2024 | Nic F. Anderson and Brammhi Balarajan, CNN
    A flashy, jewelry-wearing Brooklyn pastor was convicted Monday in federal court of using a parishioner’s retirement savings and trying to extort a businessman while touting he had connections to the New York City mayor. Lamor Whitehead, nicknamed the “Bling Bishop,” is a pastor at the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries. He was found guilty of five counts, including wire fraud, attempted extortion and making false statements to the FBI. The convictions are from three separate schemes. Whitehead, known for his Louis Vuitton suits and extravagant jewelry, also made headlines in 2022 after he said he and his wife were robbed...
  • Transformation Church Pastor Mike Todd Preaches While Barber Cuts Hair From Pulpit, Sprays on Beard

    03/04/2024 9:04:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Protestia ^ | March 4, 2024 | staff
    Two months ago, Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK, hosted a celebration of life for the late pro-choice, pro-LGBTQ, hell-denying, Trinity-denying, Universalist, Unitarian Bishop Carlton Pearson, with lead pastor Michael Todd praising him as a “man of God” who faithfully lived out the gospel message. One month ago, he reiterated his contempt for the scriptures by trashing the stage and pouring syrup and whipped cream all over a bible. One day ago, decked out in some tight pink pants which were surely begging for mercy, Todd put on a strange and strained sermon illustration, preaching nearly his entire message while his...
  • St. Louis church condemned after 3 members arrested for allegedly kidnapping woman

    02/29/2024 2:49:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Leap Day 2024 | Leonardo Blair
    A Pentecostal church in St. Louis, Missouri, where an unidentified woman told local police she was held captive and beaten by three men during a 30-day fast, has been condemned by city officials. The Mount of Olives Ministry church, where the woman told police she was held captive, is located in the Patch neighborhood, according to the River Front Times. On Monday, a city inspector declared the church building “unsafe” and it has now been condemned, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Police said that though English was not the woman’s first language, she was able to tell them she...
  • Pastor ‘Binds the Booty Call In Jesus Name’ + ‘Takes Control’ of the Booty Call

    02/23/2024 10:57:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 22, 2024 | staff
    Matthew Stevenson is the lead pastor of All Nations Chicago, a charismatic church that emphasizes the 5-fold ministry.” Stevenson’s bio describes him as a “global influencer, culturalist and visionary, violently raised up by God during this complex moment in history” whose ministry is “earmarked by powerful preaching, bold delivery and unusual supernatural activity.” Claiming to be “Intensely gifted in the prophetic” whereby “thousands around the world have been dramatically impacted by his very timely, direct, and specific prophetic words,” he reveals he is “an apostolic leader with the Father’s heart entrenched in his life.” As some have already identified, he’s...
  • Joyce Meyer Says Christians Should Never Feel Guilt for Sinning

    02/17/2024 9:53:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 17, 2024 | staff
    80-year-old Joyce Meyer is not slowing down in her mission to teach all the false doctrines, recently insisting to her millions of followers that they should never never guilty for sinning. Meyers is long thought to be one of the ‘Big three’ heretics, along with Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn. Popular with women and effeminate men, the famed multi-millionaire televangelist’s ministry brings in over $100 million yearly and is known for her word-faith teachings. We tagged her recently after it was revealed she was paid by Hillsong $150,000 for one sermon, and has a long history of collecting sky-high honorariums....
  • In Wild Sermon Illustration, Mike Todd Starts Jumping and Doing Somersaults on Trampoline During Service

    02/14/2024 10:44:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Disntr ^ | Valentine's Day 2024 | staff
    Pastor Mike Todd of the Transformation Church has been growing in popularity at an alarming rate, despite his repulsive and controversial behavior. Last year, Todd made headlines for turning tithing into a million-dollar lottery, using his congregants as nothing more than pawns in his sick game. And just a few weeks ago, Todd made headlines again for spitting in his hands and rubbing them all over a congregant’s face during a so-called “sermon.” It’s clear that Todd cares more about shock value and self-promotion than he does about spreading the teachings of the Bible. In another “sermon” titled “Cuffed To...
  • Megachurch Puts On Super Bowl Performance During Sermon While Playing Music by Foul-Mouthed Gangsta Rapper E-40

    02/13/2024 7:30:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Disntr ^ | February 12, 2024 | staff
    This week, you’re probably going to see a lot of clips on social media and the blogosphere about churches who traded sound biblical preaching for stupid Super Bowl performances during worship service. Obviously, this demonstrates where their heart is, as their treasure is here on earth. But perhaps one of the lamest sermons I ran across, at least so far, is from Lifepoint Church in Rock Hill, SC, which is pastored by Nate Siemon and his wife. During the sermon, which they titled “Super Bowl of Preaching,” four “pastors,” including his wife, got up to preach one “quarter” of the...
  • Transformation Church Pastor Mike Todd Trashes Stage, Destroys Bible by Pouring Syrup and Whipped Cream All Over it

    02/02/2024 7:41:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 2, 2024 | staff
    A month after Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK, hosted a celebration of life for the late pro-choice, pro-LGBTQ, hell-denying, Trinity-denying, Universalist, Unitarian Bishop Carlton Pearson, with lead pastor Michael Todd praising him as a “man of God” who faithfully lived out the gospel message, Todd reiterated his contempt for the scriptures by trashing the stage and pouring syrup and whipped cream all over a bible and communion elements as part of a grotesque sermon illustration. Transformation Church is led by pastor Michael Todd, the fashion-obsessed leader known for crowd surfing during his church’s worship service, preaching some good old-fashioned Modalism,...
  • What are the beliefs of oneness Pentecostals? {Discussion on the non-Trinitarian Modalist group}

    01/16/2024 7:54:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Got Questions ^ | 23 Feb 2022
    The "Jesus Only" movement, also known as Oneness Pentecostalism or oneness theology, teaches that there is only one God, but denies the tri-unity of God. In other words, oneness theology does not recognize the distinct persons of the Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It has various forms / modes / manifestations—some see Jesus Christ as the one God, who sometimes manifests Himself as the Father or the Holy Spirit. The core doctrine of Oneness Pentecostal / Jesus Only is that Jesus is the Father and Jesus is the Spirit. There is one God who reveals Himself in different "modes."...
  • Merry Christmas FREEPERS!

    12/18/2023 7:45:03 PM PST · by freepersup · 38 replies
    THEE GOD ALMIGHTY ^ | 12-25-0000 (12/18/23) | freepersup (Actually, The BIG Guy Upstairs)
    Tiny human here on one-of-a-kind earth, seeking comment on the birth of Jesus, and goodwill towards men. Fah la la la la, la la, la la...