Are False Teachers Above Scrutiny?
by Bud Press, Research Consultant,
Christian Research Service
July 13, 2012
False teachers are notorious for avoiding comments in public forums that call into question their heresies, false prophecies, and blasphemies. To stay on their "good side," their followers must behave themselves, walk on pins and needles, and refrain from making waves.
The same applies to Christians who encounter false teachers, because if what is said is viewed as "negative" or confrontational, false teachers will not hesitate to smack the delete button on their keyboards, and even block Christians from posting additional comments.
After all, the last thing false teachers want is their followers to be subjected to truth. Thus, to offend a man or woman who is adored and idolized as "papa" and "mama" is taboo. Doing so carries a rigid chastisement and severe consequences.
While false teachers may not publicly state that they are above scrutiny, their comments speak louder than words. Here is the latest chastisement from Bill Johnson's wife, Beni, on her Facebook wall:

    Since my husband is a pro at baning people on Facebook I asked for his advice he was more than happy to assist. ;) :(.
    For those of you who really aren't my fans. Please stop giving me your two cents worth of how out of line I am. Who are you, the Holy Spirit?!

Isn't it odd that those who claim to operate in all the gifts, and claim to have a direct pipeline to God, are those who are the best at sticking their spiritual feet in their hypocritical mouths?
Rejecting the truth, refusing to be accountable, and demonstrating a flippant attitude to God the Holy Spirit comes natural for false teachers. This is what they do. It is their nature. And they will protect their interests by whatever means necessary.
In Matthew chapter 23, Jesus confronted the false teachers of His day--in public and face-to-face. In verse 13, He warned against those who prevent the lost from hearing the truth:
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in." (Matthew 23:13)
Currently, Beni and Bill Johnson have a large following, but their popularity isn't because they are respected by solid, Bible-based Christians. It is because their actions dictate that they are above scrutiny. When in doubt, delete and hide. Sadly, they have convinced their followers to do the same.
This is one reason why it is difficult to witness to hyper-Charismatics. Their leaders are the modern-day Pharisees, who have a strong grip on their followers, and who stop their followers from hearing the truth.
Truth is truth. Truth stands on its own in the midst of lies and deception. There is no fear in truth, because when the glorious light of truth is turned on it scatters lies like roaches, and sets people free.
Indeed, if truth is being proclaimed, scrutiny should be welcomed.
Preventing the lost from hearing the truth of God's written word carries severe consequences. And it is only a matter of time when those who think they are above scrutiny will come face-to-face with Jesus Christ, the One who scrutinizes the hearts and minds of false teachers (Revelation 20:11-15)
"The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth." (Psalm 145:18)
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