What False Teacher? – Me!
“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.
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.