"If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, 'Let us go after other gods,' which you have not known, 'and let us serve them,' you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. - Deuteronomy 13: 1-5 (ESV)
What you are about to read may strike you as being satire but I assure you it is all to real. I often wondered what would happen if one absurd "apostle" interviewed an even more absurd "apostle." Yesterday unfortunately I had the opportunity to find out. Self appointed "apostle" Lionel Blair, who once told his congregants that what he did with their tithe money was none of their business, interviewed "apostle" David Taylor for an hour long trip into the dark side of Satan's emissaries posing as angels of light. I do not usually like to speak about the people because the teaching is what needs to be corrected but when it is egregious as it is with these two, I feel compelled. Again, keep in mind that none of this is satire.
If Taylor's name sounds familiar, it should. I have written about him twice this year already, stemming from his embarrassing prophecy that the Denver Broncos were going to win the Super Bowl. As prophecies go, this was a relatively easy one. A 50-50 shot to pretend to display your prophetic bonafides. Denver was the team of choice as well, given that Peyton Manning was a household name. Of course Taylor just missed this one as the Broncos were obliterated 43-8 by the Seattle Seahawks. Seems God must have been a Seahawks fan or at least not a fan of absurd men claiming prophetic gifts they do not possess. This ridiculous prophecy led me to examine the website of the false prophet, where I discovered the Super Bowl prediction was far from the only heretical practice Mr. Taylor was engaged in. It seems he has penned two books about visiting heaven because he claims to essentially have an all access pass. In his first book he claims that within 3-4 months of purchasing the book, you too will have a visitation from Jesus Himself! His follow-up book further compounds this blasphemy. In the second book, "My Trip to Heaven", Taylor claims that Jesus took him to the throne room in the third heaven where he met Father God face to face. I guess the "apostle" never read the Old Testament:
The Lord replied, "I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose. But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live." - Exodus 33: 19-20 (NLT)
This apparently is just one of his many visits to heaven but at least he saved the most blasphemous for his last book. His promises for us who read this book include but are not limited to:
1) Experiencing Jesus coming to you face to face personally
2) Being taken by the Lord personally on a tour to see Heaven
3) Meet God the Father in person