(PDF/Ebook) [Defining Deception: Libérering the Church from the Mystical–Miracle Movement] Â Anthony G. Wood,Costi W. Hinn
E examples of this on both sides of this argumentBackground InfoI am a believer in the continuing gifts of the Spirit I am the CEO of a business in So California and am not in full time ministry at the moment but pray to be in the next few years I am the son of a leader in the Assemblies of God and have been fortunate enough to have been brought up in a Biblically sound church My grandfather founded an AG church own the road from Masters College and was an admirer of John MacArthur even though there was a Woman Much Missed difference in the gifts I picked up my admiration for Dr MacArthur from my Pentecostal Grandfather and I also have great admiration for him as well as Phil Johnson Mark Denver Al Mohler and many other cessation Pastor s and theologians I ve also been privileged to hear some of the great ministers in the Pentecostal movement preach from myad s pulpit sit at our Why Americas Top Pundits Are Wrong dinner table and pray over my life and that of our family I ve read the books and studies of Jack Hayford Stanley Horton Michael Brown David Wilkerson and othersIo have a concern that there is real Citizen Cain deficiency of sound Biblical teaching in some topics or ministries in the Pentecostal movement today I also believe there needs to be leaders within the movement addressing these issues I am of the opinion that the movement is in need of men who will speak to the movement in the same manner of David Wilkerson and call out the heresy of the prosperity gospel the trend of preaching motivational messages and the abuse of church leadership for the garbage that they represent I am concerned that you can literally watch hours of preaching by some in the NAR movement and not hear a single reference to scripture There are too many weird crazy off the wall manifestations that have found acceptance in some circlesespite the fact that they posses as much Biblical grounding as instructions for IKEA furniture assemblyOn the other hand many in the Trail of Secrets discernment business need to check their hearts Making wide sweeping and sometimes false accusations writing books and holding conferences that use these false accusations to jeer and condemn the entire movement asegenerate or false is just as wrong Although they have good feedback at times I ve also seen vengeful talk and targeting on social media that brings zero Glory to our Saviour In addition there are many topics that need correction that are being stifled because there is energy spent in the movement How to Train a Cowboy deflecting these often vengeful attacks while there are issues and concerns that those outsideon t address or have knowledge of currentlyI applaud the approach that this book takes and should you ever find your way own to the No San Diego area would love to listen to you preach I have been chronically ill for 18 years and fell prey to Health and Wealth prosperity teaching in the early years of illness I spent many hours watching TBN and believed my positive thoughts confessions seed sowing giving and service led to high functionality I was very high functioning for 6 years but lost all functionality in 2012 I felt betrayed by God and almost lost my faithI stopped watching TBN and fell in love with the pure word of God I realized that being full of faith while suffering was as miraculous as being healed physically Well meaning people have said things that have been hurtful but this book was like a balm for my heart Romans 818 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. O have turned Jesus into a commodity It is also a call to all Christians of good faith to help those trapped by these corrupt leaders rediscover the biblical Gospel of Christ Every Christian is called to earnestly contend for the faith Jude 3 even when its controversialDefining Deception will euip Christians to o just th.
Review Defining Deception: Freeing the Church from the Mystical-Miracle Movement
(PDF/Ebook) Defining Deception: Libérering the Church from the Mystical–Miracle Movement Â Anthony G. Wood,Costi W. Hinn
Whatever your perceptions are of the holy spirits work in the believer today not many other books will give you such a balanced informative biblical truthful and loving message that is greatly needed in the church today where A Touch of Persuasion (Men Of Wolff Mountain discernment is sadly so often overlooked in replace of tolerance Thank you for your passion to preach Christ as Lord and fear God than man out of love for the gospel Very good truthful concise and academic book oneception in the Church concentrating on the lunacy of the NARBehelHillsong brands Please consider reading if your Church has any links to Bethel in any form Careful biblical handling of what is a sensitive topic for some The authors use Bill Johnson of Bethel Church Redding California as an example to illustrate how Watch for Me by Moonlight (The Midnight Twins, deception works Next to the authors faithfulness to the biblical text the best bit for me was reading testimonies of people who have been set free from the false teaching of Word of Faith Prosperity preachers see Appendix 1 As a former Charismatic the Word Faith movement was very much part and parcel of the church I attended and is full ofeceptive errors Therefore this book is much needed the end of my time as a Charismatic was going to hear Benny Hinn and watch him at work I was gobsmacked at his Scripture twisting and was left feeling very much alone Costi Hinn Benny s Nephew and Anthony Wood both were part of the Word Faith movement this book plots the history and shows how via Bethany House it has gone mainstream Both show compassion to those who are in this movement and are seeking to reach out with both truth and love I like that in the appendix there are a few testimonies of others who came out of this The Mommy Makeover deceptive movement People with whom I have a common story family I ve given it 4 stars as it could haveone with a bit proof reading I The Convicts Bounty Bride (Convict Wives d also like to see in an expanded version an interaction with Joyce Meyer who in the UK at least is even mainstream than Bethany House May God Bless this book and use it toraw people away from the Word of Faith andNAR movement to Himself To mix metaphors this book is a bit of a curates egg and throws the baby out with the bath water From its A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, discernment of the heinous heresies and posturing of Johnson and Hinn with which I can wholeheartedly agree it then goes on to a totally cessationistogma As someone nurtured from an early age as a cessationist I can affirm that I was healed of a chronic crippling skeletal First Blood disease at a time when it was ordained that I believed in the healing power of the blood of Jesus Since then I have followed the instructions in James 5 and received healing as promisedThe authors also ignored Acts 19 1 4 wheniscussing the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the appendices The gifts of the Spirit have not ceased but there is biblical guidance on the efficacy of these gifts Rather than try to be The Palliser Novels discerning about the nature and use of the gifts the authors have condemned them outright Youon t receive a tornado warning with glee and giddiness nor will this book leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside it s not supposed to It is a clarion call that especially for those Men And Gods In Mongolia directly in the mysticalmiracle movement s swath of force is meant to save lives For Christians outside of the Third Wave New Apostolic Reformation havoc this book is also necessary because as with any naturalisaster we must not only consider our own safety but lovingly consider how we can help those in the thick of the crisis In other words there are no Christians th. The global movement of mystical miracle enthusiasts have put a modern face on historical heresies Men and women posing as prophets and apostles make millions preying on the sick poor and emotionally fragile Behind a veil of glamour many self proclaimed pastors mask their spiritual abuse with claims of special power from
At Hunter Killer (Pike Logan don t need to read this book Whether it be a warning about what is happening to usirectly or a heart wrenching news report on what is happening to our loved ones Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, denominationally abroad we are reuired to know and care If I needed to read just one book to get a clear overarching picture that is wellocumented and written in a spirit of love and kindness this would be the one I found this book to be a great The Friend Zone disappointment It was a very superficial treatment of the subject and in general completely anti charismatic It begins with a history of the charismatic movement and itsevelopment I really Flying Scotsman Manual didn t buy this book for a history lesson on the movement but for some specificefinition of the beliefs of the current major players in the NAR Bill Johnson of Bethel is a focus but truthfully they have such a bias against him nothing the man says or Alpha (Shifters, does is acceptable or taken in context including having a school of music ministry The treatment of his beliefs jumps around so much in this book youon t come away with a cohesive picture of his stance Benny HInn and Todd Bentley are also mentioned superficially and that s about it Where is the content on Heidi Baker or Todd White In the chapter on The Shady World of Stage Sharing they mention Todd White spoke at Gateway Church which clearly was a no no but not one mention of anything Todd White actually believes or teaches The authors also Whalerider don t believe in healing or that sin in the life of the believer can lead to sickness see I Corinthinas 11 or that the believer has any responsibility to exercise faith for their healing aren t we supposed to believe the promises 3 John 12 but just hope for whatever the will of God is isn t that sitting the fence what theouble minded man who receives nothing believes see Hebrews 1113 At the end of the book they tackle the subject of speaking in tongues which of course being anti charismatic they Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex don t believe in They go through all of I Corinthians 14 buteliberately and conveniently leave out vs 14 15 Long and short of it is Graphic Design For Everyone don t waste your money on this book it is very poorly written and very biased Defining Deception is one of the most important books you should read this year My wife and I were once in a Third WaveNAR Church experienced it firsthand Our hearts break for the losteceived This book sheds light on the Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, darkness ReviewCosti Hinn and Anthony Wood haveone with this book what men of education and platform have been unable to Sweetland do they make a convincing argument pointing out the flaws of some teachings and beliefs of the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements They succeeded where many in the cessationist camp have failed in their reviews blogs and books Hinn and Woodid not paint with a broad brush they clarified upfront that there is a Art of Laurel and Hardy difference between mainstream Charismatic Pentecostal leaders and theyid not make the assumption that ALL Pentecostal Charismatic believers were of the same belief base Most important they approached this from the perspective of love and I am particularly impressed that Costi Hers To Cherish (Verdantia, didn t showishonor to his Uncle or his relatives in my opinionI The Intelligent Entrepreneur don t agree with everything they stated but I must say that I pray this is the beginning of aialogue that allows for thoughtful and Christ honoring The Summer of the Ubume discussion in the future regarding such a critical topic Both sides of thisebate should stop the belittling posts made on social media books that misrepresent facts and conferences that are reckless with overstatements There ar. He Holy Spirit Defining Deception pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth behind this lucrative industry Written with a uniue blend of theology history and personal experience Costi Hinn and Anthony Wood have lovingly yet sternly exposed the mystical miracle fraud in the hope that Christians will unite against those wh.
Anthony Wood ThM is pastor teacher of Mission Bible Church in Orange County CA and completing a doctorate from The Masters Seminary in Sun Valley CA Hes passionate for preaching the Word serving the church and reaching the lost Hes devoted to his wife and three children and on Saturday enjoys a good game of college football