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  1. Dread says:

    Babylon is fallen!

  2. Bob Sweat says:

    I spent years at a church where the leadership constantly reminded us to beware of wolves trying to enter the church. Turned out that the wolves were already there standing behind the pulpit.

    Amen to #9. I can’t believe how so many are deceived by this man! At the same time, they believe that those against him are deceived.

  3. Michael says:


    We still have time to come out of her…

  4. Michael says:


    He is just a symptom of our disease…

  5. Janet Linn, BrideofChrist says:

    #6 “Worse yet…it has produced pseudo sheep who look and act just like the pastor…” This is chilling. Perhaps this explains why so many young people are leaving the evangelical church, especially young women. Those who leave often mention the ‘hypocrisy’ they see in the church. If the ‘Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing’ are sitting in the pews as well as standing behind the pulpit, then the church becomes a very unsafe place indeed.

  6. Michael says:

    Janet Linn, BrideofChrist,

    You have nailed it…a very unsafe place indeed…

  7. bob1 says:

    #9 Yeah…”Two Corinthians.”

    Give me a major break.

  8. Shawn says:

    I am popping in to say that while I do not have time to comment I am faithfully reading (and as always enjoying it).

  9. Michael says:


    Always glad to see you here….

  10. Captain Kevin says:

    Yes and Amen to all 10!!

  11. Michael says:

    Thanks, CK!

  12. Steve in Canada says:

    Probably not most people’s musical cup of tea, but 30 years ago Michael Knott wrote a rock opera album about the Kansas City prophets… interesting that even though he had his own demons and the whole alternative Christian music genre he came from was pretty tightly tied to Calvary Chapel, he was still able to recognize that something was amiss in an amazingly prophetic way:

  13. Pineapple Head says:

    Steve in Canada,

    And Steve Hindalong (God of Wonders) was the spoken voice of The Grape Prophet!

  14. Linn says:

    # 1- The whole structure and teaching of IHOP has always bothered me. I’m suspicious of any church group that puts their leadership on a pedestal and requires their members to bow to him/her instead of to Jesus.

  15. DavidP says:

    I had that Mike Knott/LSU album in mind today. It is very off-putting and revealing in ways that CCM almost never is. Knott made music so weird and disquieting it would have been out of place in the secular world, let alone KLOVE.

    One of the things that drives me nuts is when a Christian leader is revealed to have serious problems (I hear it in charismatic and/or Indy Baptist circles the most) and someone always says “Be careful not to throw out the baby with the bathwater.” That advice wouldn’t be that bad —- if defenders hadn’t demanded the baby and bathwater be a package deal for the past 30+ years.

  16. Terry says:

    I’ve had a fair amount of interaction with The International House of Prayer, KC Metro Vineyard, etc, of which Bickle has been leader. Their origin story is all about “words from the lord” from the Kansas City Prophets. Bob Jones and Paul Cain being the most prominent. Those two both went down hard with very public sexual failures themselves.

    Its clear to me that IHOP gave more weight to this prophetic house of cards than to scripture and sound doctrine. Their ministry model was based on burning out youth volunteers who they could easily replace. It was a revolving door of 24/7 prayer and prophecy exhaustion.

  17. Michael says:

    Paul Cain was an old homosexual and Jones was a pervert.

    Not Christians…not prophets…just predators who found a racket.

    The fish rots from the head down…seems to affect these freaks in the groin area too…

  18. Muff Potter says:

    You (generic you) don’t have to be queer or a pervert to find mighty rich diggins’ in the Jeezus racket.
    More than a few straight people (TBN, Daystar, et al) have made vast fortunes off the fears and tears of hurting people looking for relief from their pain.

  19. Uncle Buck says:

    “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let everyone who hears say, “Come.” And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift”. Revelation 22:17

    Even so, come Lord Jesus!

  20. Terry says:

    Michael – Standing behind Cain and Jones is the ghost of William Branham. They exhumed the 50 years dead Latter Rain doctrine and came up with “Joel’s Army”. Contrary to any good interpretation, the locusts in Joel don’t represent the cruel Babylonian army. Joel’s locusts are God’s radical end times youth warriors, praying and declaring the great tribulation judgement upon the world.

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