Pentecostals are Anti-intellectual! Anti-Bible study and Pro-emotionalism
"Knowledge is of the devil"

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Pentecostalism looks and feels good, but is rotten to the core!

Click to View"Why waste time studying the Bible when you can experience the Holy Spirit anointing"
Click to ViewPentecostalism is a religion that roots in emotions not the mind. They say, "You feel religion, you don't think it."
Click to ViewThe devil has deceived all Pentecostals into confusing the presence of God in their assemblies for emotional chaos!
Click to ViewYou don't learn Pentecostalism, you experience it

 Click to View"these are ignorant and unlearned men"

Pentecostals often quote the religious Jewish leaders statement in reference to the apostles in Jerusalem, "these are ignorant and unlearned men" (Acts 4:13)

  1. Yet God chose apostle Paul to write 2/3's of the New Testament. He used a man of high intellect and education.
  2. "I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God, just as you all are today." Acts 22:3
  3. "although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more: circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless." Phil. 3:4-6

 These quotes are from prominent Charismatics and Pentecostals
For more details on them see the Encyclopedia of all known Pentecostal ministries

Pentecostal statement often heard

Click to View"Knowledge is of the devil"

Click to View"The devil knows more about the Bible than any man"


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Click to ViewThe Shakers used analogies and an analogous method of Bible interpretation. The Shakers consequently saw no need for Bibles but gave themselves up to be led and guided entirely by the operations of the Spirit of God. (The People Called the Shakers, Edward Deming Andrews, p 98)

Branham, William

Click to Viewoften denounced what he called the "ecclesiastics" who rightly came against his false teachings

Copeland, Kenneth

Click to ViewBelievers are not to be led by logic, he writes. We are not even to be led by good sense (The Force of Faith, 7) I don't preach doctrine, I preach faith. (Following the Faith of Abraham I, side 2)

Crouch, Paul

Click to View"I think God's given up on a lot of that old rotten Sanhedrin religious crowd, twice dead, plucked up by the roots. I think they're damned and on their way to hell and I don't think there's any redemption for them...the heresy hunters that want to find a little mote of illegal doctrine in some Christian's eye and pluck that little mote out of their eye when they've got the whole forest in their own lives and in their own eyes. I say to hell with you! Oh hallelujah. Get out of God's way, quit blocking God's bridges or God's gonna shoot you if I don't! I refuse to argue any longer with any of you out there. Don't even call me. If you want to argue doctrine, if you want to straighten out somebody over here, if you want to criticize Ken Copeland for his preaching on faith, or Dad Hagin. Get out of my life! I don't even want to talk to you or hear you. I don't want to see your ugly face! Get out of my face in Jesus' name." (Paul Crouch, "Praise-a-thon" broadcast on TBN, recorded 4/2/91)

Duplantis, Jesse

Click to View"Naturally, the devil tried to shut down this living, breathing Church. He wanted dry bones. He began to take the freshness of God and put Ecclesiastical dogma on it. He used theological Understanding to water down the fire." ... "Most theologians don't fasten their eyes on Jesus. They fasten their eyes on the Greek and the Hebrew. There's nothing wrong with Greek and Hebrew. There's nothing wrong with study. But why should we study? To know more about Jesus. A lot of people get so involved in study that they take God out and deal with mere words." (Jesse Duplantis, Voice of the Covenant magazine, November 1997, p. 7)

Finney, Charles

Click to Viewtaught that all revivals have been stopped by theologians

Hagin, Kenneth

Click to Viewrefers to those with Doctorate level education as "post-hole-diggers." (ie P.h.D.)

Hill, Steve

Click to ViewSteve Hill said "Don't leave me now ... just hang in there ... we'll get to the good stuff soon" (stopping to speak of the "anointing" every so often while teaching from Scripture.) (Revival ... or Satanic Counterfeit?, Jimmy Robbins, 1996)

Click to ViewSteve Hill said "If you must analyze, then look at me, look at the musicians and singers, look at the congregation, look at the person to the left of you and to the right of you, and just analyze, analyze, analyze get it out of your system. Now let yourselves go: don't even think about what you are doing, forget about those around you and what they are doing. Release your mind release your spirit and let the mighty river of the "Holy Ghost" take you wherever He wants you to go." (Revival ... or Satanic Counterfeit?, Jimmy Robbins, 1996)

Click to ViewSteve Hill said "Don't analyze this "move of God", and you had better receive it if you don't want a stamp of disapproval from Jesus." (Neal & Darlenn H visit to Brownsville AOG., 2/19/97)

Steve Hill said "In these latter days preaching and simply teaching the word is no longer sufficient, the Spirit has to get involved, through signs and wonders due to much sin that abounds." (What We Saw, Robert C. Gray, 12/14/96)

Click to ViewSteve Hill was very upset when he came to the pulpit to preach that night. He said that he had to get something said before he could preach. Then he talked about the "FBI," which he defined as the "Fault-finding Brothers International." He spoke so arrogantly about anyone questioning this "move of God". (The End Times and Victorious Living, March/April 1997, Vol. 11 No. 2, page 14.)

Howard-Browne, Rodney

Click to View"I tell them never to preach salvation, because they're suggesting people get saved," he said. "I'll guarantee anybody, I'll give them a congregation of 1,000 people and tell them to get up and suggest all they want and see what will happen." One of the other pastors cut in on the interview to say he read the story of Ananias and Sapphira to his church the other night and everyone ended up on the floor laughing. "One night I was preaching on hell," Howard-Browne said, continuing, "and it just hit the whole place. The more I told people what hell was like, the more they laughed, and when I gave an altar call, they came forward by the hundreds to get saved." "Then," I replied, "as to what you're preaching on, it's almost irrelevant what you're saying." He nodded. (An Evening with Rodney Howard-Browne, 1995 by the Christian Research Institute, from the Newswatch column of the Christian Research Journal, Winter 1995, page 43) by Julia Duin.)

Kilpatrick, John

Click to View"Let me tell you something else about this revival," Kilpatrick said. "This move of God is not about preaching." He said that while he and evangelist Steve Hill do preach sermons that are simple and easy to understand, the signs and miracles are what actually turn people to Christ, not the Word of God. "We've heard so many sermons and so much of the Word of God that we've grown fat," he said, "but there's been no power and no anointing and no miracles. So, I just want to tell you, that's why tonight I don't feel bad about not coming up here and preaching a great sermon." (The Brownsville/Pensacola Outpouring. Revival or Pandemonium?, Matt Costella, Foundation Magazine, March-April 1997)

In John Kilpatrick's entire sermon not a single Scripture was referenced, the Gospel was not preached, and the bizarre manifestations appeared to be the point of the whole evening. John Kilpatrick's description of the beginning of the Brownsville revival seemed very similar to the service that I attended. The gospel was not preached (a message was not given according to Kilpatrick), and the evidence that revival had come was not that people were saved, but because people fell down on the floor out of control. (I Experienced the "Pensacola Outpouring" and Came Home Crying Tears and Praying, Shawn Paul Sauve, 1997)

Tilton, Robert

Click to ViewForget your church. (Robert Tilton, Success in Life, recorded 3/4/91)

Wimber, John

Click to ViewOn Calvary Chapel: "Calvaryites are sometimes a little too heavily oriented to the written Word." (John Wimber, "Healing: An Introductions," (audiotape no. 5) and "Church Planting Seminar," as quoted in Stephen F. Cannon, "Kansas City Fellowship Revisited")

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"You are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth" Jn 8:40
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