Confessions of a False Teacher

A minister has to lie to his audiences to become rich in this fleeting world. Jesus didn't come and do all that He did to make His people monetarily and materially rich in this fleeting world (Mark 10:23-25; Luke 12:15-21; 16:19-31; 1 Timothy 6:3-17, etc.). Any 2nd grader who reads a few pages in the Gospel knows that. The LORD blessed me to repent of that sin about 30 years ago. In the early days of Jesus saving me, I was personally caught up in false doctrine and movements but the warnings of the few who truly love the LORD of truth and authentically cared for my soul, finally got through! God is merciful! Amen Jesus!

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What False Teacher? – Me!

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MAKE no mistake, there are evil (demon) spirits integrally involved in false ministries – “seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1) Personally I was involved in the WOF (Word of Faith) and NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) cults. Demons came with that package. Though there was a deep desire for the truth, I was spurned by it and therefore at times sought to argue around it (the truth). I was not abandoned to God’s Word being the absolute standard (2 Timothy 3:16, etc.) Those evils spirits where seeking to inoculate my mind and heart from divine truth – the written Word of God.
 
Jesus was gracious and merciful to find and deliver my soul from the clutches of the enemy! John 8:36 !
 

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36

It had been said by some that I was on the track/course to have a “thriving church or ministry” or more. One lady, a “prophetess,” prophesied that I’d be on TBN soon and launched into a big time ministry. But I was lying to people. Perhaps I would have become a Word of Faith “rock star” but the LORD had mercy on my wretched soul, rebuked me by His truth, began to instill His holy fear, and brought me to repentance.

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Recently, over coffee, I shared with a close friend how that during this season of  delusion, I knew in my conscience that I was doing wrong and had to make a choice to repent. Our sins are always deliberate because we have the conscience the LORD made us with and His written Word (2 Thessalonians 2:9-13, etc.).

Riches and prosperity are first and foremost spiritual, not monetary (Joshua 1:8; Ephesians 1:3). CHRIST is our riches! The goal of God in sending His only begotten Son to die for us, was not to make His people rich in this fleeting world. No, that would contradict His clear teachings – of keeping us safe from soul-damning covetousness, greed, and hoarding (Matthew 10:23-25; Luke 12:15-21; 16:19-31, etc.).

Find out more about  this divine intervention and transformation in detail in three chapters titled “Confessions of a False Teacher” in the book Predators in Our Pulpits.

Usually, it is wise to refrain from speaking of ourselves and yet, like Paul, perhaps more often we should glory in our own infirmities/weakness.

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In my early days, I was trained partially by pastors who were Word of Faith pastors and listened to a lot of Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin, and other Word of Faith heretics. So I taught that prosperity gospel and then was caught up in the NAR (new apostolic reformation) cult for a short period. Yet by personal, daily study of God’s Word, His truth made began to make me free from those lies – and also a few concerned, godly brothers who spoke into my life (John 8:31, 32, 36).

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What a wonderful and blessed testimony brother Todd! I shared and tagged my husband in it so he can see it as well. He’s totally against the NAR movement.” Julie

“God has sure given you an in depth understanding. This is a very good testimony Todd !! Thanks for sharing again and this testimony is in your book. Predators in Our Pulpits is my favorite book (other than the Bible) because it’s filled with the truth of His Word, Amen. I must share this.” Carol B.

“WOW! I am so happy you were delivered. Bless His name!” Cynthia A.

“Praise the Lord!  It’s amazing testimony, I often ask that question if a preacher in this or that movement can really repent?!  I guess they can!” Susan K.

 


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Author of several enlightening and influential books on subjects ranging from false prophets, end times, the original lie of Satan to mankind, evangelism, last day / end times victory, and the daily walk of an authentic disciple. Todd’s books can be found on BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, and on SafeGuardYourSoul.com. His websites include SafeGuardYourSoul.com, GreatCommissionAdventure.com. A former Marine, contracted to NASA, youth pastor, TV show host, Bible College class president, and member of numerous churches throughout the south, by the saving grace of Jesus Christ Todd has and continues to learn to set aside all that involves the philosophies and whims of mere men to follow the King of the kingdom as a simple servant. His sincerity and ability to speak on a variety of topics from a broad and edifying perspective, and with a humble candor, is refreshing. Todd has an obvious understanding that he is nothing without Jesus and yet, by the working of divine grace, his Gospel tracts, articles, Moments with My Master email devotional, and books have taught, encouraged, and inspired thousands. Todd Tomasella is the author of several Christian, non-fiction books, hundreds of articles, devotionals, audios, tracts, videos, Bible school curriculum, and study guides. No matter the format utilized, the divine mandate is simply getting people into God's Word for themselves (Nehemiah 8:8; Habakkuk 2:2; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17). Let’s Grow Together! Sign up here to begin receiving the Moments with Our Master email devotional that is sure to help you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1:2; 3:18). It’s sent out 1-2 times weekly for the edification and equipping of the body of Christ. Sign Up HERE: info@safeguardyoursoul.com