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Heretics: A List of heretics and people that promote them

List of heretics:

The following, in my opinion, are heretics perverting and destroying Christianity.

A.  Arnott, John

B.  Bell, Rob; Barton, Ruth Haley; Bentley, Todd; Brown, Rodney Howard; Babbs, Loz; Blanchard, Ken; Borg, Marcus; Boyd, Gregory; Burke, Spencer; Burns, Jim; Basham, Don; Bickle, Mike

C.  Copeland, Kenneth and Gloria; Cho, Paul Yongi; Crouch, Paul and Jan; Cain, Paul; Crowder, John; Clarke, Randy; Cerello, Morris; Cerello, David; Collins, Jill; Crabb, Larry; Compolo, Tony; Colson, Chuck;

D.  Dye, Colin; Detrick, Jodie; Driscoll, Mark

E.  Erre, Mike; Engle, Lou;

F.  Foster, Richard; Ford, Leighton; Fox, Matthew;

G.  Griffin, Emile; Gumbel, Nickey; Girt, Ken; Greig, Pete;

H.  Hinn, Benny; Hagan, Kenneth; Hill, Steve; Hybels, Bill; Hirch, Alan; Hickey, Marilyn:

I.  Ingram, Lou

J.  Jakes, T. D.; Jacobs, Cindy; Joyner, Rick; Jones, Tony; Jones, Bob; Jones, Alan; Jones, Lauri Beth; Jordan, Benard; Johnson, Jan;

K.  Kilpatrick, John; Kidd, Sue Monk; King, Patricia; Keating, Thomas; Kreeft, Peter;

L.  Lamb, Joni and Marcus; Long, Eddie; Lucado, Max;

M.  Merton, Thomas; Moore, Beth; McLaren, Brian; Murdock, Mike; Myers, Joyce; Manning, Brennan; McCracken, Brett, McManus, Erwin; Miller, Don; Moreland, J. P.;

N.  Nouwen, Henri;

O.  Osteen, Joel;

P.  Prince, Joseph; Parsley, Rod; Price, Fredrick; Paulk, Earl; Pagitt, Doug; Prince, Derrick; Peterson, Eugene


R.  Robbins, Maggie and Duffy; Roberts, Oral (and Richard); Robison, James; Robertson, Pat; Rohr, Richard;

S.  Scotland, John; Schuller, Robert (and son Robert Jr.); Sweet, Leonard; Stone, Perry;

T.  Tilton, Robert; Thomas, Gary;


V.  VosKamp, Ann;

W.  Willard, Dallas; Winfry, Opra; Warren, Rick; Wood, George; White, Paula; Wilber, Ken; Webber, Robert; Winner, Lauren;


Y.  Young, William Paul;  Young, Sarah; Young, Ed


There are also many heads of Denominations, Christian Organizations, and Ministries condoning and even promoting Spiritual Formation and Contemplative Prayer.  J. P. Moreland supports Contemplative Spirituality.  J. I. Packer signed the heretical and unequally yoked “Evangelicals and Catholics Together”.  The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium.”  Max Lucado supports and actively promotes Contemplative Spirituality.  George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God invited a new age guru to speak at the General Council.  He has been engaged in other activities that are certain to bring many that under his influence into deception.  Charles Stanley’s staff has been engaged in promoting Contemplative Prayer.

Billy Graham declares that his views about scriptural salvation have changed over the years.  He is on video as declaring to Robert Schuller that Muslims, Buddhists, and other pagans can get to heaven another way than through scriptural salvation.  Graham has also gone on record to praise the Pope, which I find deplorable.  In fact, Richard Foster is holding his Renovare Conference The Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove in Asheville, NC in 2013.  Billy and Franklin Graham joined a list of heretics to speak at the 2008 heretical Catalyst Conference. James Robinson has had several New Age/Contemplative individuals on his program.  He gave glowing endorsement for Ann VosKamp and her heretical and very deceptive book, One Thousand Gifts”.

The main point is to be familiar enough with God’s word that you can detect a heretic and his/her heresy.



  1. Tim Redwood

    Article I submitted to LIghthouse Trails Publishing

  2. CM

    Bill Johnson – Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding California – This man and also their “Music Movement” (yes, it is a movement) named “Jesus Culture” – these both certainly need to be added to this list.

    I have several family members that have been deceived by this Church and it’s false doctrines. Now we are seeing many other Churches that have had “their ears tingled” by this Jesus Culture music and are accepting and playing their songs in their own Church services. The music sounds great… but the lyrics are subtle with deception, and are written according to their false beliefs which include: a coming Great Awakening, Kingdom Now, Sings and Wonders, and many of their other false beliefs.

    • John16:33

      I must agree with this… over the last year or so I really started to like the music of Jesus Culture, but then I started looking into their “church”, Bethel, and realized what they were all about, as well as some of the obvious heretics that they are associated with and support, including the “Toronto Blessing” crowd. After some prayer and meditation(on the Word of God) I deleted all of their songs and refuse to listen to them… they ARE NOT singing about the same Jesus that I love and worship. I can easily see how a spiritually weak, nominal Christian could fall for that deception, because on the surface their music sounds great, but when you start digging they are new age, satanic liars.

      • Jim Fleming

        Much with the accusations. No examples though?

        • C.H. Fisher

          Please see my response to your promotion of Roman Catholicism.

        • Berian Watcher

          I think you should hang your head in shame and pray GOD forgives you!

          • D Purdy

            Pray that God forgives him for what?

      • Joshua

        The Masonic term is “Christ consciousness“ in reality it is Judaizing the biggest enemy attacking the early church. The Hebrew Roots/Hidden name movements is Christian version of New Age movement led by Helen P. Blatvasky.
        With the unconstitutional funding of religion it will get worse. British-Satanist Alice Bailey who headed U.N. Religious NGO stated Babylonian-European Mystery Religions would be implemented via the church and freemasonry. Hebrew Roots movement Perry Stone and others are attempting to implement is Kabbalah too.

        • D Purdy

          Where did you come up with this speculation?

    • donna

      Indeed Bethalites have invaded Redding, CA. anb vow to take over the city with their false hope and buying up business’s by the 100’s, solely to hire only their church members..

      • Kevin

        Wow. 5 years ago as of TODAY!!!!!!

        Has any chance- for the better or worse?


      YES!!! Bill Johnson is Heretical and sorry for the Wife who passed away!! But, Bill did NOT believe in sickness, etc., but wears glasses and could NOT save his own wife!!

      Let me say this: ALL and I mean ALL the people like the Burpos, etc. who say they went to Heaven or Hell are ALL LIARS!!! The Bible say NO man has been to Heaven, except the SON of MAN, JESUS!!! The LYING Burpos have made $Millions off the Book and Movies!!

      Justin Peters has info on ALL of them going years back. “CLOUDS WITHOUT WATER”. He opened my eyes to ALL of them I donated monies to when I was younger. And, if you read your BIBLE, it says women like Joyce and Beth, etc. are NOT supposed to preach or teach in the Church. (1 TIM 2:11-15 and 1 COR 14:33-35. I believe GOD, NOT man!!!!!

  3. Donald James Parker

    If you’re going to be prideful of possessing and living the truth, you might make sure about your facts before you post. James Robinson’s name is really James Robison. I might recommend that you be very careful about slinging the word “heretic” around. The Bible says “woe unto him who calls good evil and evil good.” Some of the people on your heretic list are giants of the Christian faith – not because they are famous but because of their lived out faith. By the way, thanks for the idea for a new movie script.

    • C.H. Fisher

      You’re welcome.

    • Aaron

      Mud slinging? Which one of the list are you willing to defend scripturally? I for one appreciate this watchman willing to fulfill his God-called work to expose the darkness for the sake of eternal souls!

    • JC

      This list is correct! These heretics ARE dangerous and ARE bringing the One World church! Please do your research.

    • Linda

      You are snatching a verse from Isaiah and misinterpreting the meaning. For the purpose of truth, please list the names of those “giants in the faith “ whose names appear on the list.
      I happened to click on this page to see if there were some I need to investigate.
      I will give you some names in the mainstream who have fallen into step with the false gospel group. David Jeremiah has been one of the speakers at the prosperity clan’s conference, several years ago. That includes Osteen, Myers, and several others. I believe he canceled his second conference appearance (probably because he received a lot of negative mail) . He, also, partnered with Roma Downey/Mark Burnett( Catholicism and mysticism, etc) He appeared on TBN telethon fund raising and praised Paul Crouch and the network. I was, once, an avid supporter of Turning Point until I began to realize it is all about money with David Jeremiah.
      Another ministry I supported was Charles Stanley but he gives his nod of approval to Andy Stanley by having him teach Bible Study on his cruises and he affirms his son in his blatant heresy.
      Jack Graham is another I supported until I realized that they had quietly fired the youth minister when they discovered he was a pedophile. When some of his congregation found out, they wanted answers but were removed from the church parking lot by the police. And that pedophile left Texas, took jobs in Mississippi churches and molested more children. He, eventually, repented and turned himself in.
      Now I have been seeing Robert Jeffress partnering with Marcus and Joni Lamb.
      You are the one who needs to do your research because I don’t see anyone listed who shouldn’t be.
      I have been so disappointed in so many ministers.
      I won’t even comment on John McArthur’s heretical teachings, except for one. Despite the lie McArthur tells about The Tribulation, you CANNOT be saved if you take the Mark of the Beast.

      • Kevin Walding

        Excellent. Well spoken Linda. A few verses come to mind that your following by pointing this out in hating the evil and loving the good. Thanks for your exhortation as well as the exhortation of this post. God Bless and keep.
        [Rom 16:17-18 KJV] Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
        [Pro 17:15 KJV] He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
        [Deu 13:1-5 KJV] If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn [you] away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
        We follow a man or a teacher only as that man or teacher continues to follow Jesus Christ.
        [Jhn 8:31-32 KJV] Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    • Joshua

      The Masonic term is “Christ consciousness“ in reality it is Judaizing the biggest enemy attacking the early church. The Hebrew Roots/Hidden name movements is Christian version of New Age movement led by Helen P. Blatvasky.
      With the unconstitutional funding of religion it will get worse. British-Satanist Alice Bailey who headed U.N. Religious NGO stated Babylonian-European Mystery Religions would be implemented via the church and freemasonry. Hebrew Roots movement Perry Stone and others are attempting to implement is Kabbalah too. I didn’t study their list well but most I saw have personally already known they were heretics.

    • Joshua

      James Robinson did meet with the Pope along with others like Benny Hinn and Paula White. Hinn and White were photographed holding hands in Rome.
      Beth Moore is a heretic and her mother owned chain of Christian book stores. What do modern Christians do with their time watch TV? Perry Stone whom I was sucked into until Holy Spirit woke me up promotes Covert Kabbalah, Chaldean numerology Gematria and Communist-Zionism! That’s the problem with U.S. Christianity they refuse to get off milk and study the word of God with the true teacher. Billy Graham did say the things article stated and Dr. Cathy Burns wrote book about 15-20 years ago!
      Kabbalah is self-initiation, worship of Angels and demons, necromancy like Witch of Endor stuff and occult religion of Anti-Christ rolled into one. Have studied diligently for 12 years now. The Bible predicted everything that’s happening calling them “Brute Beasts”!

    • Jan

      You have no idea of the corrupt OTHER SIDE of these men Be a Berean and do your research

  4. God's follower

    Thanks soo much for this list. It’s great to know not one from the writers of Our Daily Bread and Our Daily Journal are there. I love those publications and I use them as supplements to my Bible study.

    Never been a fan of those best-selling book authors like Rick Warren. I don’t like the idea of using God’s Word to generate profit, and tweaking it subtly to satisfy readers. It’s soo painful to know.

    I belong to Assemblies of God denomination in my birth certificate but I refuse to be a member of that. I’m purely Christian like everyone of you. I am thanking God He lead me to this website. God bless you all, my siblings in God : )

    • M. Crawford

      Phillip Yancey is a regular contributing writer for ODB. His devotions are uplifting but yet he is an Emergent who believes that the Bible contains the Word of God not IS the Word of God. He also has written in his books promoting Contemplative prayer & that we have to accept the fact that a person can be a homosexual & still be a Christian .

      • Andrea Marino

        So a Christian can’t sin…. make a mistake…? Whoever gets into heaven will have their tears wiped away by the Lord. Do you think at least some of us might be there still with a besetting sin. Hmmm. We do make it our aim to not sin, not use God’s grace as a license to do wrong. Deception can be great. And God knows what man is made of. That is why He gave His life for sinners

    • SMac

      Warren reverse tithes. Do you? As in 90% of his income goes back to charities.

      • C.H. Fisher

        If I ever begin making 10 million dollars per year, I will give 99% to charity. What I have left will be over 300% more than my income at the present. It is not about the amount of money, but the amount of the sacrifice. I choose to present truth, thus I live in poverty. Warren chooses to sell deception, thus he lives in the opulence of his only reward. Satan will give you a boatload of truth if you will receive one teaspoon of poison. However, he will give you riches if you will peddle his merchandise.

      • Shelley

        Is he living in humility & a humble lifestyle, like YAHSHUA/JESUS, or is he living high in leisure? Do you recall what the LORD’S warning was on THAT subject. Wolves in worldly idolatry, in the claim/name of Jesus. Watch when they say to Him, “LORD, LORD” on the day of Judgement, but are cast into the eternal Lake of Fire because they’ve never been born again to know/obey/truly follow Him, cause covetousness, fleshly living for lust. Just watch. THEY will be appalled & Scripture says that they’ll argue with the LORD, but be denied. AMEN!!! HalleluYAH!!! Blessings to know YAHSHUA/JESUS BEFORE it’s too late. 🙋🏼‍♀️

    • Jan

      Our Daily Bread has HERETICAL authors!!! They went contemplative YEARS ago. Research Lighthouse Trails regarding this. They are one of the last remaining true doctrinally sound ministries. Daily Bread and Radio Bible class are promoting Dr Larry Crabb a new age psychologist masquerading as a Christian, Henri Nouwen, ecumenical Catholic priest, New Ager M. Scott Peck, New Ager Quaker Richard Foster, and Emergent Dallas Willard. They are promoting the Catholic/New Age Spiritual Formation and bringing in the one world church!

    • Jan

      Sorry but Our Daily Bread went contemplative YEARS ago! Lighthouse Trails has exposed them and that seemingly harmless devotional is bringing in the New Monasticism which has permeated the Church. Start researching and discover how it promotes Catholic mystics Henri Nouwen, Brother Lawrence, occultic mystic Eugene Peterson, and his occultic “Message.” ! Also Richard Foster the New Age mystic and heretic Larry Crabb is referenced as well. Radio Bible Class and 90 Bible colleges and seminaries are promoting the Catholic mystic self works sanctification SPIRITUAL FORMATION. I and II Timothy 4 is now being played out as our mentors who were once sound are all on the path to ROME!

      • Bagguil

        Eugene Peterson I believe came OUT of the NewAge Movement many years ago and is now with Lighthouse Trails. He writes books about what is WRONG with NEW AGE and what the false teachers say to warn people, not to indoctrinate them.

        • C.H. Fisher

          Eugene Peterson has never written for Lighthouse Trails. I should know since I am a LHT author. You may be thinking about Warren B. Smith who was involved in the New Age. Warren is a LHT author. His book, The Light That Was Dark: From the New Age to Amazing Grace (Mountain Stream Press; 2nd edition (February 20, 2022) is about his exit from the New Age.

    • Jan

      Hate to burst your bubble but you might want to switch devotionals. Our Daily Bread has been promoting false teachers for years. Such as Marxist Tim Keller and false teacher and occultic C.S. Lewis. Our Daily Bread now promotes the occultic “Spiritual Formation” which has permeated thousands of once-sound Christian universities, colleges and seminaries. “It is Catholicsm dressed up in Evangelical garb.” (Bob DeWaay). Just like Purpose Driven Life, Spiritual Formation is leading the Church to the Path of Rome, with the push of “spiritual disciplines” which will ‘transform” us. It also deifies Catholic mystic Henri Nouwen who was a Catholic priest , universalist Buddist adherent. Nouwen and other false teachers Dallas Willard and Catholic occultic Richard Foster are promoted in the Daily Bread. Due to extreme out cry by Christian fundamentalists, Our Daily Bread removed the MANY false teachers that were promoted. Whether temporary or permanent, the EDITORS need to be exposed. Winn Collier, in his book “Let God: Transforming Wisdom of Francis Fenelon” promotes this Catholic bishop along with blatant enemy of the Gospel, Madame Guyon, a witch. His publisher, Paraclete Press, is a pro Catholic pro Islam publisher. Editor Phillip Yancey is one of the most dangerous writers for Our Daily Bread today. Promotes Catholic occultic Richard Foster, Henri Nouwen, Catholic occultic Eugene Peterson, the occultic “Message”, New Ager Leonard Sweet, occultic Sue Monk Kidd, Buddhist Thomas Merton and New Age Catholic priest Richard Rhor. Big on UNITY through Community Also if you look on the back of the ODB you see two links. One is “OurDailyBread Online University” the other is “ChristianityUniversity.net” BOTH promote Catholic mystics and authors. I would strongly recommend the devotional “Days of Praise” . Henry Morris the creationist, and his two sons are the writers. Though Morris and one son have since died, their writings are still kept intact, and there is NO mention of Catholic mystics, New Agers, or the Spiritual Formation agenda to blend all faiths, eliminate the Logos (Gods written Word) for the “hearing God” apostasy, or find God “in the silence.” Our Daily Bread certainly validates the Apostle Pauls warning of ‘enemies of the Gospel rising up from WITHIN the Church.” Acts 20:24 RUN from Our Daily Bread and get the “Days of Praise” devotional.

    • Jan

      Our Daily Bread is heretical ALL the author’s may hide behind plausible devotional contributions but actually promote New Age and catholicism . They ALL promote Catholic mystic Henri Nouwen, Richard Foster, Eugene Peterson, his occultic “Message” false teacher and universalist mystic CS Lewis and Spiritual Formation which has saturated and destroyed all Christian seminaries and colleges. RUN from the Daily Bread and replace it with Creationist Henry Morris’ “Days of praise”. Research Winn Collier author at Daily Bread and see the absolute heretical alliances…..also see Lighthouse Trails ministries a great discernment ministry

  5. Jane James

    I agree with you 100% concerning your “Heritics” article. Thank you.

  6. Eliza

    You might add C. S. Lewis to that list and those who support his heresies by not exposing him, but rather promoting him. Many within conservative evangelical circles promote him disregarding his heresies by saying he was no theologian. Well, I guess everyone could get a pass with that excuse. You should look into it, it is quite enlightening. God bless us.

    • T. I. Miller

      Wretched Todd Freil says about Lewis, chew the meat and spit out the bones. It not always easy to determine how far astray in certain areas is to far.

      • JC

        C.S. Lewis has been Satan’s mystical tool in the Church for 60 years. His aquaintances were all occultics, his writings are SATURATED in occultism. He denied the absolute Truth of Scripture, believed in purgatory and praying for the dead, and 14 years after supposedly getting saved, he promoted the Chinese TAO as a way to live. Just like apostate Tim Keller, Lewis believed that one can be saved ‘without knowing it’ , denied hell, and promoted false teachers in other religions. (Thomas Merton, for one). His book “Chronicles of Narnia” has been heralded by numerous witches and warlocks. Those who came out of the New Age condemn it. And sadly it is recommended for KIDS! Though many say Lewis was ‘just’ a writer who drew from Romanticism and Imagination, you simply can NOT separate Lewis’ imagination from his theology. He was a big promoter of Brother Lawrence who put his faith in the Catholic mass. He also promoted the doctrine of man’s deification. RUN from CS Lewis and warn others of his “Christianized paganism” rampant in all of his works.

    • Jan

      You are RIGHT! C.S. Lewis has been Satan’s perpetual mystical tool for YEARS in the Church! Here is the influence of C.S. Lewis in the Church, almost all of which is in Spiritual Formation!

      1) The embrace of Rome 2) Contemplative prayer 3) Man’s divinity
      4)Universalism 5) The Emergent ‘community’ 6) The ‘dance’ with the Trinity
      7) The Godhead ‘community’ 8) Occulticism mixed with Truth
      9) Out-of-body experiences 10) Annihilationism 11) Evolution
      12)The acceptance of occultic writers 13) Purgatory 14) Prayers for the dead 15) Going to the Fourth Dimension 16) Interacting with the cosmos

      And he dedicated many of his books to his friends: Occultics and Catholic mystics. If you research Chronicles of Narnia you can discover the saturation of occultism all throughout, yet it has entered the Church as Biblical doctrinal Truth! I and II Timothy 4

    • Jan

      Yes CS Lewis has been Satan’s mystical tool in the Church for years and years Mere Christianity has not ONE Scripture reference and is pro Catholic New Age

  7. Scott Fisher

    Greetings Brother in the precious Name of JESUS CHRIST. Another “ministry” that should be added to your list is Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, SonLife Broadcasting Network, and related branches of this evil empire. Mr. Swaggart teaches a perverted “message of the cross” which is hyper-Calvinism cleverly cloaked in Swaggarite deception. Mr. Swaggart has recovered from the debacles of 1988 and 1991. He has revamped the arrogant, fiery preacher image of the 1980’s with a feign humble and meek older gentleman. Mr. Swaggart is one of the most dangerous false teachers in America because of the growth and popularity of Neo-Pentecostals and Charismatics. GOD bless your efforts. Love you Brother.

    In CHRIST,
    Scott Fisher

    • C.H. Fisher

      Yes, Mr. Swaggart is teaching a heresy disguised as bringing people to the cross of Christ. I am sad that some of my friends have fallen under his influence. We are suppose to bring lost people to the cross; Christians are to come to the Holiest of All through Jesus Christ. There will be an article soon that refutes Swaggart’s heresy. God’s word is clear. There is no reason to believe Swaggart’s “Message of the Cross” unless one is discarding the true message of the cross.

      • cameron snow

        Thank you for the excellent article on the IF movement. It seems as if most of the Church wants to worship anything and everything but our Lord Jesus Christ. But I was shocked to read that you consider what Jimmy Swaggart Ministries teaches is heretical! This ministry is one of the FEW in the U.S. today that preaches Christ and Him crucified, and is dedicated to directing people to the Cross, and the work Christ did on Calvery. That is EXCLUSIVELY what they teach and preach. Please listen to any sermon they preach. And read ANY book they publish…it is ALL about the Cross, salvation, santification, justification, with scripture included in every area that enables the reader to devide the Word of God correctly and decide for themselves if what is taught aligns with the Truth. I think it is sad that people continue to judge Jimmy on what happened 30 years ago, God has forgiven him as He forgave King David. I don’t see people only remembering what David did and therefore never reading a Psalm again. Who hasn’t commited the same sin in their hearts, it is all the same to the Lord, but due to His Mercy, when we repent, we are cleansed by His Blood. I have grown more in my walk with Christ in the past year by learning to trust in what the shed Blood of Jesus did for us
        and always looking to Christ and Him Crucified, than in the past 10 years of looking to everything and anything else.That is where the Victory is. Jimmy’s ministry teaches that Truth, and that alone…

        • C.H. Fisher

          Hi Cameron,
          That fact is that Jesus Christ is the center of my life and focus of my faith. I do not, as Roman Catholics, kneel before a cross, but before God. The cross upon which Christ died was an instrument of death. Imagine a murderer using a vicious-looking knife to murder your son. Would you worship that knife? Would you have a gold replica made of it and hang it around your neck? I don’t think so.

          It is not an instrument of death that we worship, but we give honor and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who died on the cross. It is His death that paid our sin debt and His resurrection from the dead that give us victory over death. However, I do not worship the empty tomb either.

          Mr. Swaggart takes his “Message of the Cross” into heretical territory. The following is a link to an expose’ concerning that message. http://www.christiananswerman.com/message-of-the-cross/

          I do not agree with Mr. Swaggart’s conclusions about the Gospel, the Apostle Paul, and I certainly do not agree with his misinterpretation of God’s word. In the future, I will have an article pointing out the error of Mr. Swaggart’s teaching.

          Please realize that we are in a very dangerous period of great deception. A heresy as strong as the one Mr. Swaggart is presenting must be exposed, and people warned about the danger of believing in it. Heresy begets heresy. A soteriological heresy such as Swaggart’s “Message of the Cross” is very dangerous. I advise you to consider the facts carefully and prayerfully. May the Holy Spirit lead you into truth.

          • Michael G. Makinney

            I am a Christian; I believe in the holy, inerrant Word of God as the Bible, that Jesus was Who He claimed to be: the only begotten Son of the Father, is the only way to Eternal Life, was crucified and rose again the third day, but that’s probably nit good enough for.

            I would suggest you rethink your willingness to call all who disagree with your theology “heretics.” For instance, stating that anyone who kneels before the cross is a heretic because no one would kneel before a weapon which killed their daughter is like saying you shouldn’t respect a diamond on your wedding ring because it’s idol worship. Paul himself said he boasted in only one thing: the cross. Was he an idol worshipper? Why didn’t he boast in Jesus Christ instead of His cross?

            14 But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

            Poor Paul— too bad you weren’t there to correct him

            I think not

        • T. I. Miller

          It is my contention that all elders and pastors must always maintain a reputation that is above reproach. They need to remain above reproach for as long as they are pastors. Once disqualified it is permanent. All teachers will be judged more harshly. Pastors who fall into egregious sins can truly repent and indeed be forgiven. But that does not mean that they can ever be restored to the pulpit. They are no longer above reproach. It was your line of thinking that allowed the RCC to keep child molesters in the ministry. They are disqualified for life.
          David was a King of Israel. He was under another Covenant. David was not a pastor under the new covenant. In truth under the Law both he and Bathsheba should have been put to death for adultery.
          The same God but a different office and a different covenant.

      • jeff

        and you doing this isnt bring folk to the cross stop with the on and on put downs we need to know about Christ and how to be saved and live right all you doing is running another man in the ground get a life

        • C.H. Fisher

          You can try clicking past my blog, or just ignore those negative stop signs and lights, and those negative warning labels on the medicine bottles. Life would be much more pleasant without so much negativism. However, I see you used negativism to criticize me for being so negative.

  8. JP

    Do you have a list of non-heretics?

    • Janine

      I’m sure your sarcasm wasn’t lost on Mr. Fisher. But the sad truth of the matter is that any list of non-heretics in highly visible positions of the Church these days, would most certainly be growing shorter. It isn’t with pride that watchmen over the Church are exposing these false teachers, but even a cursory examination of the Epistles would validate their ministry and the need for godly men and women everywhere to warn believers about these wolves.

    • Michael G. Makinney

      Excellent Question 😉

  9. T. I. Miller

    Some time ago I logged into the official RBC web page and discovered contemplative books on the recommended reading list.

    Some Christians are so deluded that they would rebuke you for calling the antichrist a heretic.

  10. T. I. Miller


    Here is a link to an in depth article on many of the bizarre beliefs and teachings of Dietich Bonhoeffer. He denied the deity of Jesus.

  11. Michael ritchie

    Came on here dealing with the hebrew roots untangling there doctrine. Skimmed over things.your not saying speaking in tongues is heretical are you. I just skimmed over your articles. But it see anything not understood by the natural mind is rejected as foolishness. But the bible says the natural man recieve th not the things of the spirit of god for they are spiritually discerned.

  12. Dennis M.

    Agree 100%. However, you missed one, namely, Priscilla Shirer. She is an advocate of Contemplative Prayer.

    • Jan

      And naturally Dallas Theological Seminary which has gone apostate has HIRED her to be a contributing editor for their DTS magazine! She is heretical.

      • Jan

        Beware of Nancy Demoss Woglemuth who promotes Brother Lawrence, Priscilla Shirer, Moody Bible and in the past, prayer circles. She also uses Charismatic rhetoric. Her conferences draw women from all over the nation to ‘seek God together.’ We don’t need to pilgrimage to seek Him nor with other people. SCRIPTURE IS SUFFICIENT. “Jesus said, “Search the Scriptures for they testify of Me.” John 5:39

  13. Jessica

    Hi, and great article. Yes I was under the false teachings of Daystar Tv network for 3 years, when I finally became aware that these teachers were false. I had strange feelings about some, like Mike Murdoch and Jesse Duplantis, but ignored it for along time. I was completely heartbroken when I found out they were all wolves. I wonder, how much longer will God allow these deceivers to stay on the air? They are dangerous to us baby Christians.

  14. Rick

    Don’t forget Andy Stanley too … contemplative

    • Rick

      more on Andy Stanley here. He’s a heretic in many, many ways:

    • Liz

      The sermon series in the original Starting Point conversation guide I find nothing wrong with, and it has led my sister to faith, and myself to seek God more deeply. I wouldn’t touch the “new and revised” version with a 10 foot pole though, nor would I listen to anything else he has to say (or look into his suggestions for further study, in the accompanying book – one of those listed are Rob Bell!), but I’ve listened to that original series I had (before I learned about his more recent heresies) and there isn’t a thing wrong with anything in that series that I can find. It’s unfortunate he didn’t actually believe what he was saying, but what he said there was profound truth. God can use even those who do evil.

  15. SMac

    Ugh heart aches reading your ridiculously judgemental list.

    • C.H. Fisher

      Then, sadly, you are deeply deceived. It is that lack of recognition that has allowed heretics to sow an enormous amount of toxic heresy into Christianity today. That is why apostasy has gone beyond critical mass. Because so many are infatuated with individuals that will destroy them, I do not believe it will be turned around.

    • Jan

      You obviously are not doing your research into what ELSE popular pastors, teachers, and seminaries believe. Scripture is clear that we MUST warn of false teachers! Jesus exposed the Pharisees in the streets!

  16. James Humphrey

    You do realize the main message is that we believe that God sent Jesus to the earth to redeem His people while teaching the Love of the Father. He went to the cross for us and when he died he defeated sin and sickness. 3 days later he defeated death with His resurrection. He is my King, my Savior and my friend. He sent the great Comforter which is the Holy Spirit. You are putting God in a box. Search your Spirit because if you are deceiving people repent and tell the truth and not what you feel. The whole Word is the truth.

    • C.H. Fisher

      The claim of being a Christian does not give anyone cart blanche to stretch and contaminate God’s word with man’s opinions. If you are a true Christian you will exhibit reverence for God’s word. You will not engage in or condone cavalier handing of it to support heresy.

      A classic accusation by heretics is, “You’re putting God in a box”, which actually means, “We refuse to have boundaries governing what we believe.” In other words, it is about a rebellious refusal to honor God’s boundary, which is His word. Instead, they manipulate and added to His word and in the process deny or compromise truth.

      That is what the people on that list are guilty of. They do not present doctrine from the word of God in context and in harmony with His nature. Instead, they conjure up their own doctrines and insist that it is greater revelation. It is actually heresy. If you defend and support them you will share in their condemnation before God’s throne at the Judgment.

      • Cecilia


  17. Steven

    How did he miss Peter Ruckman?

  18. LovingMyLord

    Giants? That means nothing. Here’s what the Lord said about that my friend. Don’t be deceived. Luke 6:26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets.

  19. Dean Patterson

    Why is two gospel Les Feldick not on the list

  20. Elaine P Croskey

    All I can say is Jesus advised his disciples that: if they are not against me, they are for me (in summary).I think Christ is more than capable of ministering to those who love him and seek to know him, through the Holy Ghost, when they are in error. Isn’t that the Holy Ghost’s responsibility to bring conviction, correction…etc?

    • C.H. Fisher

      Yes, to your question. It is also the responsibility of people indwelled by the Holy Spirit to warn the Believers about the wolfs among them. The fact is, most leaders are not God-called, are not indwelled by the Holy Sprit, and are simply caretakers of Churchianity. They are the hirelings that care nothing for God’s people except to gather their tithes every Sunday. We do not have to search deep to understand why a great apostasy is occurring in Christianity. It is no surprise that the younger generations want a “New Christianity,” LGBTQ friendly, accepting of New Age Paganism, and content to be religious, but unredeemed. I might add that many rank and file professing Christians are starstruck rather than amazed by God. They give a pass to religious malefactors–if he or she is famous.

      • JanessPivac

        Amen, so true that we need to understand what is happening in our world of evil😫 Our Pastor says we need to only focus on Jesus and his word today. Stay out of what’s happening in the world 😖 He also admits he voted for the Treasonous, Murdering Pedofile 😡 I say he’s asleep and we need a new church 🙏🏼

  21. Sandra Roach

    Why Nicky Gumbel?

    • Jan

      Big promoter of the occultic “Alpha Course”

  22. Willie

    Where is Tommy Bates on the list?

  23. Renae Ryan

    N. T. Wright should be added to this list. He doesn’t believe that Adam and Eve were historical figures. And this belief is referenced in some of his material. He was a favorite author of my Theology professor when I attended Prairie Bible College 10+ years ago. My professor was let go in the mid 2010’s due to a refusal to affirm and teach the historicity of Adam and Eve. This was the first time I’d heard about anyone doing so. I spent some time reaserching this “movement” and discovered that Wright is a big proponent of it.

    • Perry Hess

      He is also a big proponent of the “New Perspective on Paul” teaching. 🤮

  24. Gary Halbedel

    So is there anybody NOT on the list? (besides yourself, that is)

    • C.H. Fisher

      So, are the people on the list the only “ministers” that you know? At last count, there are 458,411 employed clergy in the United States.

      • Warren

        A very good minister said to me that it’s possible to be right in doctrine (which you are) and wrong in spirit (which you are) and wrong in doctrine and right in spirit, as long as you uphold who Jesus is and what he did, and the genuine love of God is what you have and that you are following Him and the foundational core doctrines as in the creeds, and obeying His word morally and endeavouring to change according to his word, errors and all, you’re ok. However those with good doctrine with the wrong spirit are worse than all the heretics put together.

        • C.H. Fisher

          I will take more time to answer your post because it perfectly capsules the reason Christianity is chockfull of heretics and in great apostasy.

          Please consider your bizarre conclusion.

          “However those with good doctrine with the wrong spirit are worse than all the heretics put together.”

          You posit the claim that heresy causes much less damage than truth. One can only conclude that all of God’s people should become heretics.

          The irrefutable fact is there cannot be a communion of light with darkness. (2 Corinthians 6:24). Therefore, people with wrong spirits do not have the right doctrine. (James 3:11-12) They may use truth, hide behind the truth, and mix truth with lies, but they do not possess the right doctrine.

          They do not follow Christ, are not indwelled by the Holy Spirit, are not walking in the light, do not love truth, may have godliness in form only, and are involved in Christianity for self-aggrandizement. They are minions of Satan. They are the heretics that God commands His people expose. (Ephesians 5:11)

          Of course, not everyone with wrong doctrine is a satanic minion. They can be corrected by Bible study, a friend, family member, or church leader. Heretics are another matter altogether. They are individuals that have received a spirit of darkness. They refuse to accept truth and will often attack truth and the truth speakers.

          The term “wrong spirit” is not in God’s word. The “spirit of falsehood” is mentioned, indicating that a wrong spirit is falsehood, i.e., the spirit of a heretic. (Micah 2:11)

          Thus, if your criteria for “wrong spirit” is exposing heretics, you are accusing all the prophets, the apostles Paul, Peter, James, and John, and even Christ, of having spirits of falsehood.

          Consider what plunges people into inextricable apostasy in the last days.

          “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they DID NOT RECEIVE THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who DID NOT BELIEVE THE TRUTH but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
          (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)

          The fact is, Paul sent Titus to Crete, not to have fellowship and mutual camaraderie with the unruly and vain deceivers.

          “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision: whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.” (Titus 1:10-14)

          No one with the right spirit will fail to warn people and expose the heretics that deceive them. Individuals with wrong spirits defend heretics and shield people from warnings about them.

          Perhaps it would best that you do not get your belief system from a “good” minister’s erroneous conclusions and bad advice but from God’s unfailing, inalterable, and irrefutable, word. No heretic is walking in the light. No one that loves truth enough to defend it, whatever the cost, is walking in the darkness.

          “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:5-7)

        • Jan

          You sound just like the false teachers perverting the Truth

  25. Michael G. Makinney

    I have a Christian brother who really likes Joseph Prince. I don’t care for him and much prefer Derek Prince, but why, specifically, do you list Joseph Prince as a heretic?

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