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  • Weird Alert! Bethel Pastor Invites Church to Perform ‘Prophetic Act’ and ‘Wallow’ Like A Pig

    06/11/2024 11:24:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Protestia ^ | June 11, 2024 | staff
    Chuck Parry is the Director of Healing Ministries at Bethel Church in Redding, California, and one of the primary teacher of the schools. According to his bio, his life is “marked by both faith and the miraculous” and he’s “seen the dead raised, food multiplied, storms move out of the way, the supply of heaven released through supernatural finances, and countless people healed and their lives transformed.” Readers of Protestia will recognize him as overseeing Bethel Church’s healing schools which spent nearly two years shut down during COVID. In fact, in October of 2020, Bethel and their school had so...
  • Church Leader at Televangelist Mark Barclay’s Michigan Church Facing Additional Charges

    06/07/2024 10:14:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    The Roys Report ^ | June 6, 2024 | Liz Lykins
    Three leaders at televangelist Mark Barclay’s Michigan church face charges of sexual assault. Now, the latest leader to be involved is facing additional charges, according to Midland County Circuit Court records. Randy Saylor, associate pastor at Living Word International Church in Midland, Michigan, was charged with three new charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct at a pre-exam conference on Tuesday. Two of the charges involve a minor while the other involves someone he was related to, according to court records. In May, Saylor, was charged with two other second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges, The Roys Report (TRR) previously reported. Saylor,...
  • Nearing Midnight {Rapturists trying to predict the date and time again}

    06/06/2024 4:25:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 74 replies
    Rapture ready ^ | 3rd June 2024
    For those of us who have raised children, you might remember the question. There was a commercial, as I recall, that used the question to emphasize one product or the other in a humorous way.Children in the back seat of the car in the commercial kept asking, “Are we there yet?”We who transported our young kids on those times – especially on longer trips to Grandmas or other destinations – have heard that question, often in whining tones as time went on. I certainly remember hearing it. And I’m sure my parents heard it on those long trips from Pekin,...
  • IHOPKC Church Hosts Final Service Following Mike Bickle Sex Scandal, Closing Forever

    05/23/2024 1:45:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 23, 2024 | staff
    The International House of Prayer’s (IHOP) Kansas City church held its final service last week in Grandview, a conclusion and natural consequence of the sprawling sex abuse scandal brought on by founder and disgraced prophet Mike Bickle. Bickle was uncovered to be one of the most manipulative, creepy, and pervy “prophets’ of the past fifty years, causing his vaunted ministry to implode. Forerunner Church Senior pastor Isaac Bennett led the service, which was packed to the brim with members and ministry partners exchanging farewells and teary goodbyes to each other, mourning the loss. Mike Bickle was not present. “This morning...
  • Joel Osteen Preaches 1000th Sermon; Fleecing the Flock With The Same Trashy Theology

    05/23/2024 1:28:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 21, 2024 | staff
    On May 19, 2024, prosperity-gospel heretic Joel Osteen preached his 1000th sermon before a packed crowd at Lakewood church, giving a message of health and wealth in a sermon titled A Thousand Times More. Osteen was ordained through his father’s church in 1983 and preached his first sermon on January 17, 1999. He was a stand-in for his father, John Osteen, who was in a hospital bed at the time and passed later that day. Bristling with nervous energy and wearing a suit and jacket too large for him, a mulleted Osteen fumbled his way through 1 Corinthians while encouraging...
  • 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....