By David J. Stewart
there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of
the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole
houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.” — Titus
We are living in times of woeful apostasy, when it's becoming increasing
difficult to find a decent church. The Charismatic Movement is straight out
of the pits of Hell. Here's some information on how the religious group got
The Foursquare Gospel
Church, a Pentecostal type of denomination, came about during an intense
revival in the city of Oakland, Calif., in July 1922, when Mrs. Aimee
McPherson preached to a large crowd. She died in 1944 at the age of 54,
and her son, Rolf Kennedy McPherson became the head of The Foursquare
Church. He served as the president and chairman of the board of
directors for 44 years, retiring in 1988. Following Rolf McPherson’s
retirement, John R. Holland became the third head of The Foursquare
Church. Since that time the mantle of the presidency has passed to Paul
Risser (1998-2004) and Jack Hayford (2004-2009).
Glenn Burris Jr., was
elected president by the convention voting body in June 2010, and is now
serving his first term as president. As you can see this man-made church
is headed by men and is not the Lord’s one church. They believe in the
false doctrines of "faith only" salvation and the baptism of the Holy
Spirit when people speak in tongues not known to them. Click here to see
Quotes from their website, showing what they falsely teach and practice
Women preachers almost always teach
heresy (of which the Charismatic Movement is saturated)...
Foursquare Church Teaches Same
Meaning Of Repentance As Jehovah's Witnesses
The Bible defines “repentance”
unto salvation as “a change of mind,” not “a change of lifestyle.”
Salvation is a false doctrine which teaches that faith in Christ is
insufficient to save a sinner, but that the sinner must also forsake the
sinful world and any sinful bad habits, giving up a sinful lifestyle. These
are all self-righteous works added to faith, which is a false plan of
salvation. In Biblical salvation we turn to Jesus Christ to be forgiven of
our sins. In Lordship Salvation people are required to stop sinful bad
habits as a prerequisite to placing their faith in Christ. Do you see how
these two teachings are 180 degrees the opposite of each other? Lordship
Salvationists have it all backwards.
Here is the
statement of faith of The Foursquare
Church, where they falsely teach that a person MUST forsake sinful bad
habits to be saved...
that, when people repent for their sins and
accept Christ, they are justified through
Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross.
repent means to be sorry for sins, but it
also means to turn away from a sinful
Accepting Christ means believing in Him as
the only Savior. To be justified means being
“not guilty” in regard to sin (Romans
10:9-10; 1 John 1:9).
Salvation | The Foursquare Church
Jehovah's Witnesses teach Lordship Salvation.
Biblical salvation is completely free and requires NO PERSONAL
EFFORT!!! In sharp contrast, the heresy of Lordship Salvation DOES
require personal effort—to depart from sin, forsake the world,
change bad behavior and endeavor to live for God as part of being
saved. It's not salvation at all, but false religion based upon
Here is what the satanic Jehovah's
Witnesses teach at their official Watchtower.org website (where
their monthly AWAKE magazine is published)...
"Salvation is a free
gift from God. It cannot be earned. Yet it does require effort
on our part."
What Must We Do to Be Saved? - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web
What a major contradiction!!! How can
salvation not be earned, but it requires effort? Most Christians are
not aware that JW's teach salvation is a free gift, but they are
deceitful and in reality require self effort instead. They are
liars! It tricks people's minds because once you hear that salvation
is a gift, it takes your mind off guard. One of the traits of human
psychology is that people tend to think about the first statement
made to them, and then everything else is secondary.
The Foursquare Church is doctrinally corrupt...
The Foursquare Church Embraces
October 23, 2007
ADVANCE, the official publication of The Foursquare Church,
embraces heresy in the September 2007 issue.
In a section of Advance called
Famous People of Faith
(Interesting tidbits about famous followers of Christ), you will find a
favorable reference to G.K. Chesterton...
became a Catholic later in life and continued championing Christian
values through his life and writings."
Excuse me, did
they say Chesterton championed Christian values? I don’t think so! Let
me share with you just a few of the false ideas the Catholic,
Chesterton, held to and died with I presume...
tradition equal to or even above Holy Scripture (the Bible)
possibility of theistic evolution
faith-plus-works doctrine of justification (salvation)
Catholic Church can forgive sins
Presence of Christ in the Mass
dead saints for the release of dead loved ones from Purgatory
suggest he did not support the literal inspiration and inerrancy of
Infallibility of the Pope
Traditional Catholic doctrine of Mary
veneration of Mary
Conception (Mary born without original sin)
Do I really
need to say anymore? Why would an evangelical Christian denomination
like The Foursquare Church point anyone to such a Biblically
confused person as Chesterton. I will say, it is no surprise to me. I
suppose The Foursquare Church is not unlike others in the
‘Charismatic Movement’ who embrace the Catholic Church.
The Foursquare Church is very ecumenical, as are all apostate
religions today. They're more of a social club than a New Testament church.
Dancing has no place in the Church because it is worldly. Billy Sunday spent
his entire ministry preaching against booze, gambling and dancing. Today's
church embraces these evils.
One common denominator of all
Pentecostal/Charismatic churches is that they all speak in Charismatic
tongues, which is nowhere taught in the Bible. The gift of tongues as
recorded in the Bible was ALWAYS a known and established earthly language;
and not some unknown jibber-jabber that involves barking, laughing, rolling
on the floor like an insane fool and shaming the name of Jesus Christ.
Please don't be deceived—Satan is at work anytime you see such nonsense in
the name of God.
Unbelievably, the Word of God
openly condemns what the Charismatics are doing today; yet people are
succored out of their money because of ignorance and a desire for
worldliness in the church... "If therefore the whole church be come
together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those
that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?"
(1st Corinthians 14:23). The number one thing people say today about
Pentecostals and Charismatics is that they are insane lunatics because of
the way they bark, howl, oink, laugh, scream, jump around like they have
ants-in-their-pants, crawl on the floor and act insane. I'm a born-again
Christian and I definitely think they're a bunch of nuts!
More On The
Jack Hayford is a false prophet!
Jack Hayford (born
1934) is the hyper-charismatic pastor of The Church on the Way, The
First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. Hayford started the
church in 1969 with 18 people; it is now the largest Foursquare Church
(Pentecostal) in the U.S. -- about 9,000 members (of which about 80%
speak in tongues as a prayer language, according to Hayford) with weekly
attendance between 8,500 and 10,000. Hayford promotes the "four-square"
doctrines of Pentecostalism -- that Jesus is Savior, Baptizer with the
Holy Spirit, Healer, and Coming King. He also teaches the false doctrine
that healing is promised in the atonement (Charisma, June
Pat Boone is an elder in Hayford's church, and Trinity
Broadcasting Network's (TBN) heretical founders, Paul and Jan Crouch,
are members. Hayford has authored more than two dozen books, and is also
a prolific "hymn" writer, composing more than 400 popular charismatic
"gospel" songs, including "Majesty" (which promotes the false
charismatic "Kingdom Now" philosophy in which Christians are thought to
be able to exercise kingdom authority over sickness and the devil in
this present hour).
Hayford's teaching can be heard nationwide through his "Living Way"
radio and television ministries. The half-hour weekday radio program was
started in 1981 (originally titled, "FreeWay") and is now heard in over
40 states and in several foreign countries. In 1989, Living Way began a
Sunday morning "live" broadcast of the church services from The Church
On The Way. The now one-hour Sunday television program was started in
1977 and is seen in all 50 states on TBN (as well as in Canada and South
Africa). Also on its 24 acre campus, the Church on the Way operates The
King's College, The King's Seminary, and the Jack W. Hayford School of
in A Man's Worship and Witness (p. 80) that since the inception
of The Church on the Way 25 years ago, over 40,000 "decisions for
Christ" have been made at his church, more than 30 churches have been
planted elsewhere, and over 100 pastors and church leaders have gone out
to serve in other places. Also, Hayford claims to have given over $20
million to "serve human needs and spread the Gospel" throughout the
- Foursquare was founded in 1923 by flamboyant, twice-divorced
Pentecostal female preacher Aimee Semple McPherson. (In a 1990 sermon
about McPherson's ministry, Hayford defended her on the grounds that
"she certainly should not be viewed as one who 'bounced' from marriage
to marriage," and that in his view, her ministry was validated by the
fact that "a half-century later, the devil still hates her sufficiently
to spray lying venom on her memory.") In a 3/93 Charisma
magazine article, Hayford says Foursquare was "one of the first to fully
embrace the charismatic movement as being a legitimate movement of the
Yet, Foursquare teaches physical healing in the atonement,
"Spirit-slaying," spiritual warfare/demon-deliverance, tongues-speaking,
signs & wonders evangelism, extra-revelatory prophecy, etc., etc. In the
face of mounting criticism, Hayford now admits to a more flexible
attitude. In his latest book, he also refrains from demanding tongues as
a proof of Spirit baptism, and instead presents "spiritual language" as
a "divine and desirable provision to assist every believer
..." [still error though]. (Reported in the 8/17/92, Christianity
Today; the 3/15/93, Calvary
Contender; and the 3/8/93,
- Evidence abounds of Hayford's hyper-charismatic, ecumenical, and
occultic tendencies: (Reported in the 11/1/89 and 9/15/91, Calvary
Contenders; and the 12/91, CIB Bulletin.)
(a) Hayford spoke at the 1989 Billy
Graham/Lausanne II conference (with John Wimber, David Yonggi Cho,
and Dick Eastman), and has appeared at other ecumenical events such
as Robert Schuller "success" conferences. [Hayford also endorsed
Schuller's 1996 autobiography -- Prayer: My Soul's Adventure With
(b) In 10/91, Hayford visited Sydney, Australia with John Wimber
(the "signs &
wonders," Church Growth, Power Evangelism, Vineyard Movement founder
and leader who died in 1997) to hold a "holiness conference" (a
number of Catholic priests also spoke at the conference).
(c) In the 10/91 issue of Charisma magazine, Hayford
relates a vision of seeing Jesus seated in heaven and then rising
from the throne. Hayford states: "As the anointing caught in the
folds of His garments, it began to splash out and fall over the
church." Jesus then supposedly said, "I am beginning to rise now in
preparation for my second coming. Those who will rise with me will
share in this double portion of anointing."
(d) Hayford praised Richard Foster for his efforts in bringing
together all the streams of the church. (Foster is the head of
Renovaré, an international ecumenical organization that espouses the
use of guided imagery and visualization as means of obtaining
"personal spiritual renewal.")
Charismatic Bible Ministries (CBM)
was founded in 1986 by hyper-charismatic Oral Roberts. Jack Hayford was
one of the original officers and trustees of CBM. (Others included such
hyper-charismatics as Richard Roberts, Kenneth Copeland, David Yonggi
Cho, Charles Capps, Morris Cerullo, Paul Crouch, Kenneth Hagin, Benny
Hinn, Charles and Frances Hunter, Robert Tilton, Casey Treat, John
Osteen, Earl Paulk, Fred K.C. Price, Tommy Reid, Stephen Strang, and
Lester Sumrall.) CBM conducts leadership conferences for its charismatic
coalition, many of whom espouse dominion theology tenets. CBM's slogan
is "Love and Unity through Signs and Wonders." When people look to signs
and wonders to produce love and unity, they will find themselves united
with everything that appears miraculous regardless of the source (Vengeance
is Ours, pp. 125-127).
Paul Crouch, the founder of the blasphemous Trinity Broadcasting
Network (TBN), is a member in good standing at the Hayford-pastored
Church on the Way. Crouch publishes the monthly newsletter Praise
the Lord . I think it's fair to assume that Hayford is in
agreement with Crouch's theology, or else as his pastor, Hayford would
correct Crouch and discipline him if necessary. The following are quotes
from the 3/93 Praise the Lord newsletter: (All emphases in
(a) "I love a good fight! ... who the
REAL enemy is! ... the heretic hunters [e.g., Martin
Bobgan] ... searching endlessly for some new flaw in doctrine,
picking, picking, picking some new splinter of error from the eyes
(b) "... the many documented
miracles under Kathryn Kuhlman's ministry and, of course,
Benny Hinn's present-day ministry. ... if there is no power --
no healings -- no miracles in a church or ministry, the only
thing left to do is to develop a new theology to justify their [the
"heretic hunters"] pitiful, spiritually barren lives and ministry!"
[Kuhlman was one of the first of many "stage show healers," in
effect, blazing the trail for the Benny Hinn's and Oral Roberts of
(c) "If miracles really did cease at 90 A.D. ... the
heretic hunters were right! If we are not 'little Gods,' we will
apologize to you in front of ten thousand times ten thousand before
the Crystal Sea!" [Hayford has taught the "little gods" heresy
himself, specifically in a message first recorded in 1979 (titled
"Marching Against Mammon") and rebroadcast on a on a 10/2/86 Living
Way radio program.]
(d) "A host of evil spirits ... responsible for much, if not most,
of the personal difficulties, spiritual pressures and aggravated
forms of evil that characterize our modern social order. ... this
constant and fiendish disruption of the human social order is
explained only by the mass activity behind the scenes of a vast,
well organized host of wicked spirits under the control of their
master prince. ... When will YOU take back everything Satan has
stolen from you by bluff, bluster, lying and deceit? ...
Say it with me -- 'Satan, I bind YOUR EVIL WORKS in Jesus'
name.' Say it with me, 'I claim my healing, in Jesus' name; I take
back what is mine, in Jesus' name!'"
(e) "If and when we finally lay down these petty doctrinal and
traditional differences and JOIN TOGETHER as an awesome
UNITED body and force, all hell will finally retreat
into the abyss, and, together, we will bring back the king! ...
When will we realize that the enforcement of
Christ's Victory is UP TO US? " [Dominion
(f) "Some of you have, indeed, grasped this truth and victory --
Glory! Some of you have repossessed your rightful ownership and
possessions. ... Praise the Lord, David's God is teaching our hands
to war too! Soon our enemy will be destroyed! Soon our enemy will
have to yield even his remaining strongholds. Together, we are:
'Destroying the works of the Devil' -- just as Jesus commanded us to
do." [Charismatic spiritual warfare]
Hayford is an
endorser/participant in the National Evangelistic Census (NEC), a
Kingwood, Texas charismatic/ecumenical ministry to "turn the nation back
to God by winning our city to Jesus." NEC sponsors an annual one day
"census"/global neighborhood survey where teams of two go door-to-door
asking questions from a form and presenting the "gospel"; an NEC
brochure predicts: "The angels in heaven will be shouting when the goal
of 25 million souls are reported won to Jesus in one day!" (Among other
endorsers are the Evangelical Free Church of America, Youth With a
Mission, Campus Crusade for Christ, and A.D. 2000 & Beyond Movement, as
well as charismatic-loonies John Osteen, John Hagee, Charles and Frances
Hunter, Frederick K.C. Price, Morris Cerullo, Marilyn Hickey, Dick
Eastman, and Richard Roberts.)
Jack Hayford - General Teachings/Activities
I wouldn't give you a dime for all
the Charismatics in the world. They are a corrupted bunch, of the likes of
Benny Hinn, Bill Hamon, Pat Roberson, Creflo Dollar, Oral Roberts, Peter
Popoff and countless more.
Casting Your Pearl
Before Greedy Swine
You can't name one Charismatic
televangelist today who doesn't center his ministry around filthy lucre...
money, money, money. Sadly, this lust of greed has carried over into most
Baptist churches today as well. Nothing is more repulsive than hearing a
preacher of the Gospel continually ask for more money. This is unwise and
unethical. To give your money to these greedy charlatans is to cast your
hard-earned dollars to a bunch of greedy pigs.
Too many pastors are so consumed
with making a name for themselves that they're willing to unfairly pressured
the people in their ministry to give unwisely. I know a Baptist pastor of a
large congregation who pressured all the parents to give their children's
college funds to the church. 1st Timothy 5:8 teaches, "But if any provide
not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied
the faith, and is worse than an infidel." Biblically, parents are
supposed to put their children's college first; NOT the church! If you give
your child's college funds to the church, the Bible says you're WORSE than a
heathen unsaved person (because even godless heathens look after their
Proverb 13:22 states, "A good man leaveth an inheritance to his
children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just."
So while your pastor and his staff are vacationing in Hawaii or the Holy
Land with your child's college tuition money, your child is struggling at a
minimum wage job trying to stay afloat financially and is unable to pay for
today's ridiculously high tuition costs. I know it makes God angry.
I know another man whose widowed
mother signed over the house to her church; but her son had no home of his
own. That is just plain idiocy. Parents ought to put their children first!!!
This is Biblical.
Do you think the church will
provide for your children when financial hard times hit? No, and if they do
help it won't be much in comparison to the $400,000 home you could have left
to your children instead of the greedy church. It's like a Las Vegas
gambling casino... the house always wins! You need to find out how much
money a ministry spends to help the needy in comparison to the total amount
of contributions. Where does every penny go? You have a right to know. Most
ministries won't disclose this information; but instead will simply provide
a general breakdown of where the money went (which doesn't tell you much).
Forbes, the Salvation Army's top dog, Todd Bassett, took home $175,050
from the "CHARITABLE" organization's donations for the fiscal year ending in
2004. I wonder how many Santa Claus buckets need to be filled to pay Mr.
Bassett? I wouldn't give a dime to the Salvation Army. People are so
As you open your pockets for yet another
natural disaster, keep these facts in mind: Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the
American Red Cross... salary for year ending 06/30/03 was $651,957 plus
expenses. Brian Gallagher, President of the United Way
receives a $375,000 base salary, plus numerous expense benefits. The average
person who donates money to such "charities" makes less than $30,000 a year.
So why do people continue to give money to such "non-profit" organizations?
It's because it makes them feel like a better person; but you're still the
same old dirty, rotten, hell-deserving sinner that Jesus needed to bail out
at Calvary. Stop flattering yourself by giving money to the rich (who are
smart enough to trick you into thinking you're giving it to the poor). Human
psychology is really a study course in human insanity, because mankind's
history is a very sad tribute to our idiocy as human beings.
People have this insane idea that
anything that give to the church is going to God. No it's not! Read the
following Scripture carefully... "He that hath pity upon the poor
lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him
again" (Proverb 19:17). The Bible talks about giving money TO THE POOR;
not some wealthy ministry. All we see nowadays on TV are wealthy type,
fancy-pants, greedy televangelists, milking innocent naive victims out of
their money. Don't you expect a reward from God if you give money to those
buzzards! You get what you deserve... NOTHING! Remember, a fool and his
money are soon parted! Don't be a fool. Give your money directly to the
poor, or to a local organization where you can see firsthand exactly where
your money is going.
A lot of souls are going to weep
bitter tears of sorrow when they stand before God on Judgment Day, realizing
that they donated tens-of-thousands of dollars to support some greedy false
prophet who squandered the money. Other will weep that their children
suffered needless financial hardships, because their gullible parents gave
their college money to a church instead.
Worldliness Is Prevalent In
Wayne Cordeiro pastors the largest Foursquare Church at the New Hope
Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii. Cordeiro is a member of The
Foursquare Church. Every Sunday about 3,000 people listen from the internet
to the church service.
They have about 14,500 people in
attendance every Sunday at the church. Foursquare Churches teach about
morals, and I've heard some great preaching against sin by Wayne Cordeiro;
yet the church's music is so worldly and carnal, and the women dress
immodestly (most wearing slacks and pants). Pastors need to call sin by name
for this very reason. Pastor Cordeiro preaches against immorality, while his
church congregation remains worldly.
a video from
their church that shows just how worldly they are. Ironically the sermon
by Pastor Wayne Cordeiro is titled, “THE NEW MORALITY.” What a
contradiction!!! The church is as worldly as can be, singing
Marvin Gaye's Mercy, Mercy
Me! (May 15, 2012 during the church service). This is just evil. The
disco floor doesn't belong anywhere, let alone in a church. What heathens!
The women are all wearing tight pants, singing like heathens, serving the
Devil. SHAME ON MINISTER WAYNE CORDEIRO AND THE NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN
They're not behaving like Christians. What a joke!
What a sad joke! What a joke that their pastor is preaching on “the new
morality” after some hussy sings such a worldly song as Marvin Gaye's “Mercy
Me!” I wouldn't have believed it unless I had heard it. The New Hope
Christian Fellowship church is worldly and you shouldn't attend there until
they start behaving like Christians should.
Listen to some of
the sermons and you'll hear and see what I mean. Their singing is like a
disco nightclub with thundering drums, screeching electric guitars and
singers with sensual inflections in their voice. Religious Rock music is of
the Devil, bringing the world into the church.
The Foursquare Church is of the Devil. As the church is becoming more
worldly, so is the world becoming more churchy. Jesus' would have been as
upset today over worldly entertainment in our churches as He was 2000 years
ago over ministers who turned God's house into a den of thieves, which is
certainly the situation today all across the world.
(Salvation Is By Grace Through Faith
Where The Burden Rests In Salvation
salvation rests solely upon Jesus Christ)