If in your faith in Christ — you are also needing something more than Jesus, then you are most likely being led astray, taught by a counterfeit charismatic movement leader or a New Age church. These charming charmers, false teachers, “turn away from the faith, paying attention instead to deceitful and seductive spirits and doctrines of demons“.
1 Timothy 4: verses 1-2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
But the [Holy] Spirit explicitly and unmistakably declares that in later times some will turn away from the faith, paying attention instead to deceitful and seductive spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 [misled] by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared as with a branding iron [leaving them incapable of ethical functioning],
Charming charmers teach the Bible – but add their un-biblical teachings also. THAT is how they so smoothly deceive. It all looks so good, the way they manipulate and twist Scripture. You need to get out from under false teachings. Just walk away. Go to a church that does not practice and encourage extra-biblical practices.
Don’t be fooled again by false teachers. Say, “We won’t be fooled again” – as in this song by The Who. This musician thought Christ was fooling him, so he condemns the Church. Wrong! But I like applying secular music to biblical themes. Some of the lyrics can be applied to false teachers. If you like Rock, listen to The Who: “Don’t get fooled again“. Read their Lyrics. Then, make sure your practices are in the Bible.
“I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again
– The Who: “Don’t get fooled again”
Extra-biblical practices are taught by leaders such as: Bill Johnson, Beni Johnson, Judy Franklin, Kris Vallotton, Rick Joyner, Ché Ahn, John Arnott, C. Peter Wagner, Todd Bentley, to name a few. All across the world, and most likely in your city, these false teachers are teaching church leaders false doctrines in conferences and retreats.
These are some of the extra-biblical practices being taught: spiritual ‘drunkenness’, jerking, hysterical laughter, “angel orbs”, ‘fire tunnels’, spirit travel, mystical “portals”, etc. Per Andrew Strom – there is constant talk in ministry schools, such as the one in Redding, CA — of bizarre angel encounters and trips to the ‘third heaven’. Do you really want to follow the teachings of Jesus, or have you been fooled again with their false doctrines?
Practices such as these – are not found in the Bible, so why get into such things? You do not need what they teach. Don’t be enslaved by unbiblical practices.
Ask your church leaders if they themselves go to be discipled by these leaders? Has your church leadership been to Redding, CA for Bill Johnson’s teachings? Are they receiving these teachings – all of which are not found in the Bible? Don’t be deceived. Just walk away.