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One Less False Teacher at ‘One Thing’

IHOP regrets to inform their sheep that . . .

We are writing to let you know that Joyce Meyer, who was scheduled to be with us at Onething 2014, has had to cancel speaking at the conference due to some unforeseeable personal circumstances. Joyce expressed her regret to us that she is unable to be with us and has had to cancel her visit at the last minute.
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Unfortunately, Phil Wickham and Kari Jobe will still be participating.

RELATED:

JOYCE MEYER CANCELS IHOP’S “ONETHING” APPEARANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE
http://standupforthetruth.com/2014/11/joyce-meyer-cancels-ihops-onething-appearance-new-years-eve/

Joyce Meyer -Are you paying attention-
http://www.letusreason.org/popteac17.htm

“What is the International House of Prayer (IHOP)?”
http://www.gotquestions.org/International-House-of-Prayer-IHOP.html

The Dangers of the International House of Prayer
http://carm.org/ihop

IS IHOP A CULT? ONE INTERN’S STORY
http://standupforthetruth.com/2012/04/is-ihop-a-cult-one-interns-story/


Christians Dancing with Wolves?

“More and more professing Christians are uniting with wolves in sheep’s clothing. Likewise, wolves and wolverines are joining forces with wolves from different wolf packs. The pack is growing. It’s getting stronger – and they’re cunning! False teachers now play a major role in the Christian community. As I mentioned above, in order to transform society into the kingdom of God on earth, wolves and wolverines must control things, such as entertainment; government; education; business/economy; media; and family – they’re heavily involved in pro-family organizations.”

– Marsha West, The Prosperity Priestess and the pied pieper of IHOP

Some of the names referred to in the above article include . . . Joyce Meyer, Mike Bickle, IHOP, Kansas City Prophets, and Francis Chan. Read it here:

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/mwest/140909


Bill Johnson and Bethel Church in Redding false teachers and wolves in sheep’s clothing

Question: I don’t understand why Bill Johnson and Bethel Church in Redding are not classified as a cult (along with Word-Faith). They deny the deity of Christ, they deny the Scriptures and add to and subtract from them, their schools of ministry are lessons in how to operate in the occult and demonology (I was shocked when a friend told me what techniques they used). They are false teachers and wolves in sheep’s clothing. What do you think?

Response: Bill and Brenda Johnson are the Senior Pastors of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Bethel Church is firmly aligned with the Word-Faith movement and identifies with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), or the Third Wave Movement with its “prophets,” “apostles,” and alleged manifestions. Bill Johnson is called an “apostle” by C. Peter Wagner (See TBC 5/97, 2/07). His theology has amounted to what some call a “ de facto denial of the deity of Christ.”

More here:

http://www.thebereancall.org/content/august-2012-q-and-a-1


Mike Bickle, IHOP and Contemplative Prayer

Did you know that…

Much of the literature being sold through the International House of Prayer’s online FORERUNNER Bookstore indicates a contemplative influence. One such book being offered is Fire Within, written by Father Thomas Dubay. IHOP founder Mike Bickle states, “I want this book to be the manual for IHOP-KC.” [1]

That is high praise indeed from Mike Bickle. The full title of the book is Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel–On Prayer. Incredibly, Bickle’s “manual” is about Catholic, contemplative mystics! Also for sale on the website are books by and about St. John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and even Madame Guyon.

Read more about this here:

Mike Bickle “Want[s]” Contemplative Mysticism Book to be “the manual for IHOP–KC.”

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=6996

Related:

Former IHOP Member Explains Why IHOP (International House of Prayer) Is A Cult

http://solasisters.blogspot.com/2011/06/former-ihop-member-explains-why-ihop.html


IHOP Leader – a Wolf in Sheeps Clothing?

A cult? Strong word you might say…and you are correct. It is not a word I use lightly or carelessly to label anything. But much prayer, time and years of research and personal experience have brought me to the conclusion that I can say confidently that the root system–or foundation–that IHOP is built on follows the basic premises and signs of a cult religious group. When I first left IHOP, I went through a severe culture shock that is hard to put into words. When I began studying the signs of cult fallout and the things that cult members go through after leaving a cult, my eyes began to open to what I had been a part of and recently come out of.

Is IHOP a cult? Read this revealing personal experience of a former IHOP intern here:

Former IHOP Member Explains Why IHOP (International House of Prayer) Is A Cult
http://solasisters.blogspot.com/2011/06/former-ihop-member-explains-why-ihop.html


Tracking the similarities between Bentley and Jones

Could Todd Bentley be another Jim Jones? Here is a blog that has some interesting insights on this question:

Todd Bentley Another Jim Jones
http://www.toddbentleyjimjones.blogspot.com/