Last Days Liars, Hypocrites, and Deceivers

By Dr. Mike Johnston

Why so many Christians assign virtue to protecting the identity of liars, hypocrites and deceivers is beyond me. My dear friend, isn’t it time we stood to contend for the faith (Jude 1:3) by opposing and naming the scurrilous scallywags wreaking havoc on the Lord’s church? Paul did (Rom. 16:17-18; Phil. 4:2; 1 Tim. 1:20; 2 Tim. 4:14); John did (3 John 1:9-10); Jude did (Jude 1:11); Christ did (Rev. 2:20); and so should we.

Lucifer’s Luminaries

Liars, hypocrites and deceivers claiming the fire of the Holy Spirit are in actuality deceitful workers (2 Cor. 11:13-14) who carry the torch for Lucifer. While many are ignoring the process, the fact remains that one day Satan will fulfill his dreams of being worshiped internationally as God (Isa. 14:12-14; Rev. 13:4). All who wisely refuse to be smitten by his power and wonders, deceived by his miracles, or to receive his mark in their right hand of forehead (Rev. 13:12-17)will of necessity be added to a criminal list scheduling them for termination via the  “final satanic solution”[1]And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed (Revelation 13:15).

Herein lies my contempt for liars, hypocrites and deceivers. Think how the demons must laugh at the Biblically ignorant being seduced to “Christian” events where signs and wonders are touted as proof of God’s power when they are nothing more than alluring stage props used by spirits of devils, working miracles (Rev. 16:14). Make no mistake dear saint of God, the fix is in. One day in the near future shall that Wicked be revealed . . . Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders (2 Thessalonians 2:8-9).

Deceivers and their Deceptions

Deception is the fruit of a seducing spirit teaching heresy as truth. The Bible warns this will be part of a sinister plot in the last days: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron (1 Timothy 4:1-2). My friend, these liars, hypocrites, and deceivers were all predicted in Scripture. To ignore them is foolish at best.

Christ warned: Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many . . . For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect  (Matthew 24:4-5, 24).

Paul warned: But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:13).

Peter warned: But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction (2 Peter 2:1). 

John warned: And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live (Revelation 13:14).

In spite of these stern warnings today’s socio-political and ecclesiastical climate has been glutted with greedy, unrepentant liars, hypocrites [2] and deceivers whose popularity seems to grow in proportion to their deceptions. The only answer for this wholesale stupidity comes from Martin Luther who often quipped Mundus vult Decipi which is Latin for “the world wants to be deceived.”

This brings us face to face with the woes of our wickedness as given by God’s prophet Isaiah: Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him (Isaiah 5:20-23). Can we deny this applies to us both politically and religiously? Look around! If you need irrefutable proof, may I suggest you tune in to “Christian” television [3] where lying men and women claiming first century apostolic gifts practice the occult, promote covetousness, and literally make merchandise (2 Pet. 2:1-3) out of those poor souls willing to accept and support anything with the Jesus name tag attached to it. Seduction at its dead level best!

The Seduction of Christianity

Several years ago prolific author and researcher Dave Hunt issued the following challenge in his electrifying expose The Seduction of Christianity: “We must be able to distinguish the voice of Christ through His Word from the confusing mixture of truth and error that is spoken in His name.” This seems to be at the crux of our  delusion dilemma. Today we find the occult and sorcery being promoted and practiced in the church under the auspices of- believe it or not- “the baptism of the Holy Spirit.” [4] These include divination [5], positive confession/mind over matter, [6] covetousness[7], and the deification of man and the denigration of God. [8] It horrifies me to have to admit that we Christians have not only lost our ability to discern between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error (1 John 4:1), many now become livid with those of us who point it out in order to foster repentance. What a values paradox this has created.

Please hear me. All that is necessary for Satan’s lies to take root in your life is for you to reject God’s truth when it is presented.  Paul again warns: And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). With this as our backdrop, allow me to introduce the infamous cast this tract was written to expose.

Healers who are Liars, hypocrites, deceivers

Let’s get a working definition for our terms from Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary of American English. Liars: (those to tell) a criminal falsehood; hypocrite: one who feigns to be what he is not; deceiver: one who deceives; one who leads into error; an imposter. While we sympathize with the following that were plagued by the maladies mentioned, we must remember they all either claimed to be healers or promoted the gift of healing, often blaming a person’s lack of faith for not being healed.

Healer Kathryn Kuhlman died of heart disease.Healer A.A. Allen died from alcohol abuse

Healer Aimee Semple McPherson died from an overdose of barbiturates.

Healer John Lake died of a stroke

Healer Gordon Lindsey died from a heart condition.

Healer R.W. Shambach who regularly told his gullible followers, “all you need is faith in God,” had a quadruple bypass before he died

Healer Kenneth Hagin’s sister died of cancer, Hagin’s wife who was operated on (Hagin himself wore glasses)
Healer TL Osborn’s wife Daisy died of cancer that she claimed was healed

Healer John Wimber and his son Chris both died of cancerHealer E.W. Kenyon died in a coma with a malignant tumor

Healer John Osteen sought medical help for his wife Dodie’s cancer

Healer Fred Price got chemotherapy for his wife

Healer Charles Capps’ Wife got medical treatment for her cancer, as did

Healing Faith Teachers:

Buddy Harrison Word-Faith publisher, died of cancer

Jamie Buckingham died of cancer

Joyce Meyer sought medical treatment for cancer

Sex Scoundrels who are Liars, hypocrites, deceivers

Sex scoundrel hypocrite Bob Jones of the Kansas City Prophets (KCP) ordered women to undress before receiving “word” from him. He is heralded as a gifted voice in today’s Latter Rain chaos. His KCP comrade Paul Cain along with Paul Crouch, Sr. and Ted Haggard who all thundered against homosexuals have been revealed as secret sodomites. “Healer/Revivalist” Todd Bentley a drunken deceiver, left his wife for his “ministry mistress” he fornicated with during the Lakeland, Florida “revival.” He’s back in “ministry ala Rick Joyner. Then there’s Jimmy Swaggart. For months this hypocrite excoriated Jim Bakker, only later to be caught kowtowing with hookers- not once but twice. While Swaggart made a pretense of crying (which he is good at) he apparently didn’t fool all of his supporters. After he defiantly refused counsel from his denomination who suggested he step down temporarily, he maintained control of his bedraggled “ministry” while losing the respect of his peers and millions in support. Last- but certainly not least- is the infamous Benny Hinn who was recently caught at a hotel with Paula White and was sued by his publisher for his inappropriate relationship.

Doctrines of Devils

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron (1 Timothy 4:1-2). For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect  (Mark 13:22). When Shirley MacLaine goes public with “I am God, I am God!” the church proclaims her a sign of the end times. Yet when well known “Christian” leaders say the same thing, we smile and applaud their heresies as new light. When are we going to wake up and try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world (1 John 4:1)?

Benny Hinn: “Are you ready for some revelation knowledge? You are God!” (“Our Position In Christ”, tape # AO31190-1). “You are a little god on earth running around”. (“Praise-a-thon” broadcast on TBN, November, 1990). [Hinn and Paula White recently caught emerging from hotel]John Avanzini: “[The Spirit of God] … declared in the earth today what the eternal purpose of God has been through the ages … that He is duplicating Himself in the earth” (John Avanzini, “The End Time Manifestation of the Sons of God,” Morris Cerullo World Evangelism tape).

Morris Cerullo: “You’re not looking at (me); you’re looking at God. You’re looking at Jesus.” (The End Time Manifestation of the Sons of God,” Morris Cerullo World Evangelism tape)

Kenneth Copeland: “Adam is God manifested in the flesh” (“Following the Faith of Abraham” tape # 01-3001 “You don’t have a god in you, you are one.” (The Force of Love tape).Paul Crouch: “Christians are little gods . . . I am a little god” (TBN-July 7, 1986). [this mini messiah is a sodomite]

Creflo Dollar: We are gods, in this earth, and it’s about time we start operating like gods instead of a bunch of mere powerless humans” (April 17, 2002 Changing your World, LeSea Broadcasting).

Kenneth Hagin, Sr: “You are as much the incarnation of God as Jesus Christ was…the believer is as much an incarnation as was Jesus of Nazareth”. (“Word Of Faith” Dec. 1980, p. 14).

Please, please, listen. These “mini messiah’s” appear nightly on “Christian” television bragging about “new moves” of God that are occultic and simply cannot be supported by Scripture. They are provably false prophets and teachers; deceptive, deadly, and dangerous. If you can’t see them for what they really are, it is because you too have been deceived by them (2 Cor. 11:3). Now you might try apologizing for them by saying: “Well you don’t understand them or what they mean.” Well, let’s cut to the chase with Someone who knows full well, Jesus: And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ . . . go ye not therefore after them (Luke 21:8). It’s time for us to try the spirits (1 John 4:1).


Pernicious Profiteering Prophets

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction . . . These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage (2 Peter 2:1, 17-19).

“God told me” is by implication an intimidating self aggrandizing statement. Pastor Jim Cymbala wrote: “I know that some unscrupulous preachers today claim that ‘the Lord told me’ when no such thing occurred . . .  such behavior is an abomination” (see Jer. 23:31-32, 38-39). Yet this has become a compelling component in Charismatic and Latter Rain circles today- especially when raising funds on their telethons. You can treat this however you want, but remember, Moses labeled it taking the name of the Lord thy God in vain (Ex. 20:7; see Prov. 30:9), and Paul called it speaking lies in hypocrisy (1 Tim. 4:2).


Here’s a short list of men who would be appearing in God’s obituary column- not on “Christian” television- if held to OT standards of flawless prophetic fulfillment (Deut. 13; 18): [9]

Kim Clement: prophesied a cure for AIDS by the year 2002 (12/26/2000 edition of Praise the Lord on TBN).

Kenneth Copeland: claimed America would be fully led by leaders following the Holy Ghost [10] during the Clinton presidency. Enough said. Copeland also predicted in a dedication service on 12/02/01 for the new 2000 seat Word of Life church auditorium in Honolulu, that one billion Muslims would be saved in the next few months.

Kenneth Hagin: (the late) lied that he received his teaching, not from any man, but directly from God. Yet, years later it was discovered to be plagiarized word for word in some places E.W. Kenyon.[11]

Benny Hinn: appears often on TBN claiming wonderful things the Lord is showing him: Fidel Castro would die in 1990s, and that God would destroy the homosexual community of America. [12] On a TBN praise-a-thon April 2, 2000, Hinn brashly stated the Lord told him He would begin appearing physically on the platform of his crusades.

Rod Parsley: Parsley, the hokey Hoosier handkerchief handler claimed in an April 1999 [13] mailing God spoke through him to the distraught mother of a drug addicted, AIDs infested, homosexual son she hadn’t seen in over 12 years- (Parsley’s speaking for God) “Anything you ask Me today, I will grant it.” She asked for her son to be saved, healed, and restored to his family. Parsley claimed in his newsletter that 3 months later the miracle was confirmed when the son called with the exciting news that her prayers were answered. Inner City Christian Discernment Ministry (ICCDM) became suspicious and requested verification NINE YEARS ago. Still nothing! What is Parsley hiding? Why won’t he provide this info, unless of course it is . . . mythical.

Oral Roberts: In 1977 Roberts said he had received a vision from God telling him to build the City of Faith. He later claimed to have seen a 900- foot-tall Jesus who told him that the vision would soon be realized and that the hospital would be a success. The City of Faith opened in 1981. He later closed it down for financial reasons. All of this info is in my booklet The New Age Charismatic Seed of Corruption.

Pat Robertson:[14]Consistently practices divination (word of knowledge) on the 700 Club. In 1982 and again in 1984, Robertson predicted the Tribulation would take place in those years. [15]January 2007 he predicted a terrorist attack on the US causing death and destruction equivalent to that of a nuclear war by the end of the year 2007 ( New Mytics

Redefining terms is often the difference between success and failure. [16] Until a few years ago, mystic [17]depicted occult overtures. It’s different now. Those who practice witchcraft are currently hyped to churches as spiritually gifted saints very much in tune with- and filled with- the Spirit of God. In my humble opinion, this has proven to be an absolutely brilliant Satanic strategy. The following activities- while unbelievable- are actual antics performed by neo-LRs in hundreds of churches for tens of thousands of fans. This is not a complete list of every deceiver practicing these things.

From Laughter, to Barking, to Drunkenness to emulating Drug Abuse via John Crowder and Benjamin Dunn Shamanism – (see our tract on Shamanism) Channeling Familiar Spirits via Todd Bentley, Benny Hinn, Pat Robertson Transportations, translations, bi-locations (astral projection) via John Crowder, Todd Bentley, Bob Jones
Divination (word of knowledge, prophecies, interpretation of tongues Necromancy via Benny Hinn, John Crowder, John A. Dowie Angelic visitations via Jones, Bentley, Hinn

Final Thought

I have in this tract warned you about things in the body of Christ you may not have been aware of. Now that you know, can you- in good faith- ever listen to or support the teachings of any of these liars, hypocrites and deceivers again- or worse remain silent in the presence of brothers and sisters that do?

Before you answer, please pray as you read this stern warning from the Holy Spirit:

If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds (2 John 1:10-11). See also: Deut. 13:1-5; 18:20-22; Jer. 5:31; 14:14; 23:16, 32; Matt. 7:15-16; 24:11, 24; 2 Pet. 2:1; 1 John 4:1.

[1] Hitler’s anti-Semitic holocaust was called The Final Solution.

[2] Look at the in your face liberal hypocrites in congress who cheated on their tax returns with no penalties like Tom Daschle, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Charlie Rangel (Chairman of Ways and Means Committee), Congresswoman Nancy Killefer, and others while regular Christian citizens have been imprisoned for the same offense (ie, Dr. Kent Hovind).

[3] Anything with the Jesus Name Tag is now accepted without question. The more bizarre, the better- even though unbiblical.

[4] The Baptism of the Holy Spirit has nothing to do with the practice of spiritual gifts. Read 1 Cor. 12:13 and order our tract: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

[5] Divination is strictly forbidden (Deut. 18:10) and yet many churches and “Christian” television all ballyhoo this through prophetic utterances, words of knowledge and interpretation of tongues.

[6] The positive confession (aka word faith) movement made popular by occultists under the term Force or Universal Mind

[7] Prosperity gospel whereby you name it and claim it in “the name of Christ.”

[8] Not just New Agers. Hinn, Copeland, Hagin, Avanzini, Cerullo, and countless others are all claiming WE ARE GODS!

[9]There are hundreds of these failed prophecies I could have quoted. The fact is, they are constantly spewing forth in LR style churches worldwide.

[10] August 18, 1996 at a Word of life Church service.

[11] Copied from

[12] Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.

[13] From:

[14] I am appalled by the way he has sold out our Lord on so many occasions. When running for president in 1988 he swore publicly he was not an evangelist. In 2008 election he gave the wholehearted endorsement of known pro-abortion, adulterous Rudy Giuliani for president.

[15] From the following website: church_issues/ pat_robertson_false_prophet_again.htm

[16] Pro-death abortionists used this trickery by labeling the act of killing the unborn as a woman’s right to choose, and those who stood for life as anti-choice.

[17] According to The Free Dictionary, mystic means: relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices and yet this is how Charismatics like Patricia King are describing the new breed now leading the church in the 3rdWave.


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