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The Prophet That Twisted The Scripture

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The Prophet That Twisted The Scripture

The well known ‘prophet’ was instructing the audience before he entered the healing and prophesying part of his service.

“You don’t have to respond the FIRST time God speaks to you. The Scripture says, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established.

“So now, the SECOND time, or at least by the THIRD time that God speaks, that’s when you need to respond.”

That’s what he said. I couldn’t believe my ears. Here in front of me is this so-called prophet who evidently never took the time to “study to show himself approved unto God.”

He didn’t want to be known as a Word preacher, because he was used in the gifts! Regardless, he misquoted and misapplied Scripture.

I stared at him in disbelief. Many hundreds of people sat in the audience. They’d come to be prayed for and this guy was telling them they didn’t have to respond when God spoke the FIRST time.

Most of my children and family sat with me in that service on the second row.  Right in front of him, I pulled a notebook out of my pocket and began to write.

“When God created the heavens and the earth, He spoke it into existence. He only said it once and all the elements of the world responded immediately.

“God only told Noah to build the Ark, one time.

“God expects us to respond the FIRST time He speaks.  The requirement for having two or three witnesses is not for doctrine, but for receiving an accusation against a man of God or in bringing criminal charges.”

  • 1Tim. 5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
  • Deut. 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
  • Heb. 10:28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

I passed the note to my children and had them read it while he was preaching. I saw the preachers eyes follow the note and could tell he knew I disagreed with him. He moved away from in front of me because he could tell I was an unbeliever of that doctrine.

I didn’t care. The Bible disagreed with him too.

What alarms me deeply is that of late I have encountered Pentecostal preachers in several states that preach this very doctrine.

It is suicidal to believe and practice this. It is false doctrine. Do not be deceived. Some nationally known preachers that we would call ‘good men’ believe this and are wresting the Scriptures.

Remember!! When God Speaks…  (the FIRST time) … Respond Immediately!

  • He created worlds with one command.
  • He calmed the raging sea with one command.
  • He raised the dead with one command.
  • He healed the sick with one command.
  • He forgave sins with one command.
  • He cleansed the lepers with one command.
  • He opened blinded eyes with one command.

It makes no difference if it’s in regards to Salvation, Healing, Holiness, Righteousness or to Brotherly Love. God shouldn’t have to speak the second time to anyone.

Your own mother would say… “Don’t make me tell you again.”

Written by Martyn Ballestero

September 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm

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  1. Elder Burr would have called that ‘fruitcake doctrine.’

    Steve Epley

    September 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm

  2. Sounds like a disrepectable attitude to God. I wouldn’t take any chances waiting for the second call. It might not come.

    Marian June Davis

    September 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm

  3. Amen and sho’ nuff amen my Brother! Keep up the good work!

    Dr. John Scheel

    September 12, 2010 at 12:56 am

  4. You are so right elder. Good blog

    Bobby Ikerd

    September 12, 2010 at 7:54 am

  5. Where on earth are all these knot-heads, getting this garbage. They have got to be watching the trinitarian knot-heads on TV, and copying them. We are plagued with these { uncircumcised, spiritually, apostates.}
    Do we have ANY BODY IN LEADERSHIP, at headquarters, that has the guts to call these characters on this?

    Howard H Davis

    September 12, 2010 at 10:45 pm

  6. Sis June is right. What IF God only speaks once to you?!!! How scary he is preaching this & people are believing it!! Thanks for always being straight as an arrow in the things of God, my dear brother!! You do our father proud!!


    September 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm

  7. I can’t believe that anyone that calls himself a man of God can have such a nonchalant attitude about what God says. WOW.

    Michel Heimoz

    September 13, 2010 at 9:36 am

  8. I just do not understand, nor can I relate to some of the things I am hearing accross Pentecostal Pulpits.
    Dear I. H. Terry would be up in arms!


    September 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

  9. Thanks for untwisting the scripture for us! 🙂

    Linda G.

    September 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

  10. LOL@SteveEpley! I loved Bro Burr… GREAT post Bro Ballestero; I’m in agreement with you!

    Heather Peyton

    September 18, 2010 at 11:34 am

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