Next up on the heretic express you have Heidi Baker and Rodney Howard Browne. I put these two together because they are nuts. They should be low hanging fruit for anyone with an ounce of discernment. Browne is a veteran of both the Toronto Blessing and the Lakeland Revival. Perhaps his infamous reputation was built upon the notion that he was a 'Holy Ghost bartender." He would put forth the idea that he was drunk in the spirit and his followers followed suit. Everyone laughing uncontrollably, mangling their words like a drunk and claiming to be so but by the power of God. Right. Heidi Baker apparently went to Browne's bar once too often. She often pretends she is drunk in the spirit and lies flat on her face to preach. She is renowned for shouting out fragments of nonsensical words and claiming it is from the Holy Ghost. Among such utterances are shaba, shaka-baba, and whoa! If you are looking to set your false revival ablaze with apostasy then these are the arsonists you are looking for.
While that would be enough for your average demonic outpouring, Brownsville is always special so they were not done yet! They also have Lou Engle and Todd White. Mr. White is a proven huckster who faked the old leg growing trick at a Korn concert in the heretical move -- Holy Ghost. He travels the world to heal people of various vague ailments while refusing to go to an emergency room to ply his trade. You see, when you are trafficking in false healing you need people who are susceptible to the power of suggestion and not someone who desperately need to be healed. White also just opened his own supernatural school where he charges obscene amounts of money to train you to be as false as he is. A recent video clip has him praising Kenneth Copeland while exclaiming -- I don't care what you think! Todd White is as false as the day is long. He once claimed that the cross does not reveal his sin but rather his value. Ugh. Lou Engle is just a tried and true false prophet who has survived in this gimmick for decades and has allegedly earned 20 million dollars from fleecing the flock. Engle was responsible for the decades long repeating conference known as The Call and recently he switched this to The Send. Knowing how to leverage the Charismaniacal past, he also was involved in the recent Azusa Street conference.
While there are other speakers, the only other one I want to highlight is Dr. Michael Brown. Brown himself is usually spot on regarding speaking about doctrine. For example, he wrote an entire book against the errors of hyper grace. His problem is he is equally poor when it comes to exposing who is actually teaching the false doctrines. For example, he considers Joseph Prince, the king of hyper grace, to be a good brother in the Lord. He has also called Benny Hinn a brother a Christ. He has defended Jennifer Leclaire and absolutely gushes over defending Bill Johnson. He is more dangerous than many false teachers because he is a gatekeeper for all of them. He uses his decades of solid ministry and credibility to pass himself off as an expert and he lures people in unexpectantly. He also uses his radio platform to berate anyone in discernment in favor of some of the most voracious wolves on the planet. Let us also not lose sight of the fact that he was a speaker at the original Brownsville heresy-fest and vigorously defends it to this day. This does not even broach upon his recent full-blown conversion into an NAR dominionist.
The got questions website sums up the Holy Spirit being like fire as bringing three things -- God's presence, God's passion and God's purity. The Charismaniacal movement can be best summed up as having the passion of the seven sons of Sceva, seeking God's presence but never bothering themselves with God's purity. If they were serious about the purifying nature of fire they would stop asking for revival and start repenting. They would not invite people who think they are holy ghost bartenders and those who think shaka baba is speaking in tongues. They would not invite people responsible for previous false revivals which have damaged so many believers and the overall cause of Christ. They would not invite hucksters and thieves who only exist to make merchandise off the sheep of the Lord. They would not invite gatekeepers of the ongoing apostasy. The false prophets from the first Brownsville claimed God told them that revival would last until Jesus returned and within five years it was almost a ghost town and no, not a holy ghost town. Other false prophets prophesied during the first false revival that it would spread across this country and maybe they were closer on that prophecy. That is because the falseness of Brownsville did spread. It spread first to Lakeland and then across this country. For a generation of Charismaniacs, this is what church is to them. A place of demonic confusion where the people who roll around on the ground and make uncontrolled and undiscernible noises are deemed the super spirituals. A place where the gifts of the spirit can be taught but sound doctrine is anathema. A place filled with people chasing the fire of God unaware that the way they are descending into abject apostasy -- the fire will soon find them.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- July 1, 2019