Deception In The Church – A Call for Discernment – Justin Peters

A Call for Discernment – False Prophets Exposed

Justin Peters Ministries – “A Call for Discernment” is a Biblical Critique of the Word of Faith Movement (more commonly known as the Health and Wealth or Prosperity Gospel).

A Call for Discernment Session 1 – Dangerous Doctrine

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This video is a recording of Justin Peter’s presentation at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. It is not, of course, A Call for Discernment in its entirety, but rather a brief overview of it in which Rev. Peters presents a few highlights from each of the three primary sessions.

In addition to expository preaching, another aspect of Justin’s ministry is the three session seminar which he has developed entitled A Call for Discernment. This seminar is a fair, comprehensive, biblical critique of the modern Word of Faith movement. Word of Faith theology (WoF) dominates Christian satellite and cable television and is making alarming inroads into more theologically conservative, evangical churches. This seminar contains dozens of audio and video clips (primarily the latter) of various WoF leaders such as Benny Hinn, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Jessie Duplantis, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, T. D. Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, – Benny Hinn, Frederick K.C. Price, Jan and Paul Crouch, K.A. Paul, Paula And Randy White, Mike Murdock, Rod Parsley, John Hagee, etc. etc. incorporated into a PowerPoint format. This format allows people to see and hear for themselves what these individuals are actually teaching. Everything then is, in turn, balanced with Scripture.

Each session is approximately 70 to 75 minutes in length. A Call for Discernment can be structured and scheduled according to the desires of the pastor or conference organizer.

Life After Death?

The namesake of the oldest book in the Bible, Job, asked the question, “If a man die, shall he live again?” (Job 14:14) The question of life after death has occupied the thoughts of man for all of his history. Just the fact that you are now reading this text bears witness to the fact that this most universal of all questions has occupied your thoughts as well.

Dear friend, allow me to share with you what God’s Word has to teach us about this subject. The Bible (both Old and New Testaments) gives us abundant evidence that man was created by God to live eternally. The sense of eternity is universal; a general belief in man’s mortal present but immortal future can be found in all cultures throughout the world. The question is, then, ‘What happens when I die?’

Session 2 – Mangled Manifestations

Most people today believe that if, generally speaking, they are a good person then they will go to Heaven. In other words, if their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds, or, as long as they sincerely try to live a good life, then God will accept them.

There is actually some truth to this. If a person dies and truly is a good and righteous person, then he is assured of an eternity in Heaven. There’s just one problem, though: the Bible makes it quite clear that there are no inherently good people. Romans 3:10 states, “There is none righteous, no not one.”

I know, I know. It sounds very brash and harsh to claim that there are no good people to be found anywhere. After all, one may wonder, ‘What about people like Mother Theresa, Gandhi, or Billy Graham? Weren’t (or in the latter case, aren’t) they good people? Well, by human standards I would be the first to answer that question with a resounding Yes. Though I would disagree with some of them on some theological issues, I would say that all of them were, or are, humble people who consistently placed others above themselves. History will look kindly on all of these individuals as being selfless people with high moral standards and personal integrity.

A Call for Discernment Session 3 – The Hurt of Healing

The problem, though, lies in the fact that God does not judge us by man’s standards, He judges us by His. What exactly are those standards? They are, very simply, the 10 Commandments. If a man could live by all of the 10 Commandments perfectly throughout his life, then he would indeed be a good person by God’s standards and be assured of eternity in Heaven. I invite you to look with me at the 10 Commandments and as we progress, evaluate yourself to see if you measure up to God’s standards.

The Ten Commandments

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me

This commandment is not only an injunction not to worship other deities before the true God, Yahweh. It also means that nothing in our lives should ever take priority over God and His will. Has there ever been a time in your life in which something or someone was, even for a moment, more important to you than God? Has God always been your top priority and greatest love?

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images

If you are reading this, you probably do not have a statue of Buddha or of some other pagan god sitting somewhere in your home that you worship. In the clear, right? Well, not so fast. If you believe things about God that are not supported by Scripture (for example, that God will accept you as long as you ‘try to be a good person’) then you are not worshipping the true God. You have made a god out of your own image. This is called idolatry and is a serious sin.

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain

God takes His good name very seriously. Have you ever misused God’s name in a vulgar or even flippant way? This is called blasphemy.

4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy

Though we should love and serve God every day, He has set aside one day a week for special worship of and service to Him. Has there ever been a Sabbath day in which you slept in or maybe went fishing or to a ballgame instead of going to church?

5. Honor thy father and thy mother

Have you ever disobeyed or dishonored your parents? Have you ever lied to them (and thereby broke two commandments at once)?

6. Thou shalt not murder

Most of us have not actually killed another person. Off the hook, right? Well, the Bible teaches that “Whoever hateth his brother is a murderer” (1 John 3:15). Have you ever hated another individual?

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery

Like many of the Ten Commandments, this one encapsulates more than one might expect just at face value. Jesus said, “whoever looketh upon a woman with lust has committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you ever looked at a woman with lust? If you are a lady, have you ever done this toward a man?

8. Thou shalt not steal

Have you ever stolen anything regardless of its value?

9. Thou shalt not lie

Who among us has not lied?

10. Thou shalt not covet

This means that we should not desire any possession of another individual whether it be his home, vehicle, boat, wife, social status, prestige – anything.

So, how did you do? If you are anything like me, you probably did not do too well. If you are really honest with yourself, I think that you will find that at one time or another you have broken most, if not all, of God’s commandments. Even if we break only one, it is the same as breaking them all (James 2:10). By God’s standards, then, we are all liars, thieves, idolaters, basphemers, and adulterers. We have all at one time or another dishonored our parents, disregarded the Sabbath, coveted another’s possessions, and not put God first in our lives. So you see, by God’s standards, we are not as good as we might have imagined. The fact of the matter is, we are all sinners (Romans 3:23).

The Consequences of Sin

Almost all people to whom I have shared the Gospel will in fact admit they are sinners upon hearing and understanding the 10 Commandments, but many fail to recognize the gravity of their sin. Some believe that God will just overlook their sin. Others have this notion that God will grade on a curve and reward them because they are not as bad as a, say, Hitler or Stalin or Pol Pot. Friend, if this is your idea of God, let me say that I love you enough to tell you you are wrong – dead wrong. All sin, no matter how insignificant it may seem to us, is an affront to a holy God. The Bible teaches that “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This death is a spiritual death and results in eternal separation from God. Please understand, dear one, that this eternal death is not just missing out on Heaven, it is eternal conscious suffering in a very real place the Bible calls Hell. Sin has eternal consequences because it is committed against an eternal God. Once a person enters Hell, there are no second chances, his fate is eternally and tragically sealed.

The Good News

The word “Gospel” means “good news.” The Good News of the Gospel is that God does not want you to go to Hell and loves you enough to have provided a Way of escape. His name is Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the living God. Jesus came to earth as fully God and fully man and was the only One to have ever lived a perfect, sinless life. Jesus then willingly laid down His life for us by dying on a Roman cross. He was crucified to pay the penalty of your sins and mine. He became the offering for our sins and therefore satisfied the demands of God’s justice.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us – Romans 5:8

Then, on the morning of the third day, something amazing happened. God raised Jesus from the dead. All four gospels bear witness to this miraculous event. Jesus was raised and showed Himself very much alive to the disciples and apostles and to more than five hundred at once (1 Corinthians 15:3-7). The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most well-attested event in all of ancient history and testifies to the deity of Jesus. The resurrection sets Jesus apart from all other “religious leaders” who came before Him or since.

By being raise from the dead, Jesus has gained victory over sin, death and Hell. He is alive today and stands ready to forgive anyone of his sins who will confess with his mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in his heart that God has raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9). Jesus and Jesus alone can forgive one of his sins and secure for him escape from Hell and an eternity in Heaven. That is the Good News.

Your Response

According to the Word of God, dear friend, what you decide about Jesus will determine where you spend eternity. No one can earn his salvation by good works (Ephesians 2:8-9). If we could somehow earn God’s favor, then the cross is empty and meaningless. We are forgiven of our sins when we first realize that we are sinners and in need of saving. Then, for the one who believes the Good News and is willing to repent of his sins and trust Jesus as Savior and Lord, salvation is freely given.

Are you ready to forsake your sins and surrender completely to the Lordship of Jesus Christ? Please do not come to Jesus seeking happiness, peace, or some purpose-filled life. Come to Jesus seeking forgiveness of your sins. Come to Him because He alone can deliver you from the judgment that must come to anyone who dies without Him.

Friend, if you come to Christ, please do not expect that your life will all of the sudden be wonderful and without problems. Jesus did not promise anyone this. To the contrary, Jesus promised those who follow Him that they would face trials, persecutions, and be hated by some – maybe even by one’s own family. No, Jesus does not promise an easy life, financial prosperity, or physical healing (contrary to what some preachers would have you believe). He does promise you, though, the greatest gift of all: forgiveness of sins and eternal life. When the inevitable trials of life do come, He will grant His sufficient grace and strength made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). He will grant His peace that surpasses all human understanding (Philippians 4:6-7). This peace and strength comes from knowing that we are forgiven of our sins and that our eternity is secure.

If you have read all of this and are being convicted by the Holy Spirit of God that you need to surrender to Jesus Christ and trust Him as Savior and Lord, I would invite you to do that now. Go to Jesus and ask Him to forgive you and save you. He stands ready to receive you unto Himself and wash your scarlet sins white as snow. If you have made this decision, please write and share with me your new life in Christ. It will be my joy to send you some material to help you in your new walk with Him and to pray for you as my new brother or sister in Christ.

I would encourage you to begin reading your Bible and praying daily. Seek and join a Bible-believing and teaching church. As you grow in your relationship with Jesus, share the Good News with others. May God richly bless and use you for His glory.

Your Response

According to the Word of God, dear friend, what you decide about Jesus will determine where you spend eternity. No one can earn his salvation by good works (Ephesians 2:8-9). If we could somehow earn God’s favor, then the cross is empty and meaningless. We are forgiven of our sins when we first realize that we are sinners and in need of saving. Then, for the one who believes the Good News and is willing to repent of his sins and trust Jesus as Savior and Lord, salvation is freely given.

Are you ready to forsake your sins and surrender completely to the Lordship of Jesus Christ? Please do not come to Jesus seeking happiness, peace, or some purpose-filled life. Come to Jesus seeking forgiveness of your sins. Come to Him because He alone can deliver you from the judgment that must come to anyone who dies without Him.

Friend, if you come to Christ, please do not expect that your life will all of the sudden be wonderful and without problems. Jesus did not promise anyone this. To the contrary, Jesus promised those who follow Him that they would face trials, persecutions, and be hated by some – maybe even by one’s own family. No, Jesus does not promise an easy life, financial prosperity, or physical healing (contrary to what some preachers would have you believe). He does promise you, though, the greatest gift of all: forgiveness of sins and eternal life. When the inevitable trials of life do come, He will grant His sufficient grace and strength made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). He will grant His peace that surpasses all human understanding (Philippians 4:6-7). This peace and strength comes from knowing that we are forgiven of our sins and that our eternity is secure.

If you have read all of this and are being convicted by the Holy Spirit of God that you need to surrender to Jesus Christ and trust Him as Savior and Lord, I would invite you to do that now. Go to Jesus and ask Him to forgive you and save you. He stands ready to receive you unto Himself and wash your scarlet sins white as snow. If you have made this decision, please write and share with me your new life in Christ. It will be my joy to send you some material to help you in your new walk with Him and to pray for you as my new brother or sister in Christ.

I would encourage you to begin reading your Bible and praying daily. Seek and join a Bible-believing and teaching church. As you grow in your relationship with Jesus, share the Good News with others. May God richly bless and use you for His glory.

I just cannot thank you enough for being faithful to what God has called you to do.  I pray for your travels and for the others that attend your seminar.  You have opened many eyes, and confirmed my own discernment toward these WoF preachers.  I know we are still few, but yet at the same time we are many. God Bless you and your ministry and once again mine and Jennifer’s prayers are with you.  We will be showing your DVD to Jennifer’s dad.  Please keep us in prayer as we minister to those who are tied up in these false teachings.

In God’s Love

Richard and Jennifer Marroquin


Brother Justin,

I came across your name on the Iron Sharpens Iron radio show which  directed me to your web site.   I took the 35 minutes and watched  your video on the Word of Faith movement, I must tell you that God   has moved you in a direction that is needed more now than I think  any time in the past with regards to this damning heresy.

My father has been in this movement for over 20 years, and is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa.   He moved my mother from  southern California where I grew up to Tulsa to attend the school.  I have had numerous conversations with him about some of the teachings and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.  I grew up in an SBC church in San Diego (1st baptist church of Pacific Beach), a church that we all had attended until I left for the Navy back in the late 80s, so to hear what I was hearing was quite a shock.  I have tried numerous times to express to him the heresy that he is part of but as you know, he would not allow any negative talk (and the list goes on and on).  I have him listed on my personal prayer list along with everyone else who has been sucked into this lie.

My grandmother died believing this lie, my only hope is that, before her death she came to know the truth.  I wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you and your ministry, the WOFM needs to be exposed for what it is.

My blessings to you brother as you continue to fight in the spiritual trenches

In His Name,
Rev. Toby Holland
Pastor – Good News Community Church – Warren, PA


Hello brother Justin,

I pray this finds you doing well. My husband and I LOVE you and your ministry, and I feel led to share something with you. There are some apologetics ministries who do and teach the same thing that you do regarding the word of faith movement. These ministries are largely ignored (I believe) because they sound judgmental to the hearer regardless that they are right biblically.

God has graced you with a meek spirit and when you teach the truth, it is obviously from a place of love. You and your message will penetrate the walls of the word of faith churches and their followers because of the way you deliver the message (in addition to it being the truth.) What you say comes from a place of love in Christ and if people throw criticism your way, they have obviously ignored your heart motive. I praise God for your ministry. I watch the videos at least once a week so I can get everything in my spirit and go forth proclaiming the truth in love. As someone who came out of the word of faith movement a year ago, I continually need to read and hear the truth. Keep doing what you are doing!

Be Blessed,

Skye Steele


Dear Justin,

You may have very little time to read my email as I am sure your ministry keeps you more than busy! However, I hope that you can find a minute to read these lines as I just want to send you feedback as well as warm wishes from this part of the world.

Your DVD seminar “A call for Discernment” has impacted my life greatly. We have just spent the last few weeks in our little bible study going through it – it was uplifting! (So that you know our leader has been to your seminars J)Uplifting, perhaps an odd word to use in this case but I say uplifting as it shocked me at first but then left me with a great sense of encouragement. Why? Because there are Christians and Christian leaders out there that are fighting to spread the truth and only the truth of what Gods word stands for…..something we need so desperately in this day and age! And I was yet again privileged enough to receive such sound teaching. Uplifting also because I have often felt like a “spiritual failure”, wondering why others seem to have such a high flying Christian life, filled with blessings and gifts  while I battle my little wars everyday and doubt if I am pleasing God enough…..WRONG. I am in a church and bible study that teaches sound biblical truth – I stumble along an unwavering path, narrow and often uncomfortably rocky, but yet so scenic and beautiful to travel………and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else J Jesus never said it was going to be easy……

I felt immensely privileged to get to “know you” and your work through this DVD and to be fortunate to be touched by your teaching. Although I have known the Lord since I was 8 years old and believed that I could discern relatively well, this DVD gave me a wakeup call regardless and it pushed me to know in my very heart of hearts that we are NEVER to compromise on his word in even the slightest way!

I will be ordering a set for myself as I have a few friends that could be greatly blessed by your teaching and warnings. I hope the ordering via the website works half way across the world J So I close just to say a huge thank you – may our Lord God bless you in a very special way for what you are doing. May he keep you safe and well until we perhaps meet one day…..latest in heaven J

With best wishes and warm regards in Christ our only Lord and Savior,

Sabine Seeger
Johannesburg
South Africa


Hello, Justin,

You were at First Baptist Anderson, AL this past week, and I wanted to let you know how very much my husband and I enjoyed your services. We were able to make all of them except the last night (which we were sad to miss!). It was indeed a breath of fresh air to hear you, and you seem to have a very sweet and humble spirit, and it is obvious that the Holy Spirit is leading you. Thank you for being willing to come to our church.

I just wanted to make a reference to something you said one night that really meant a lot to me. I was saved at age 12. I had no doubt that I was a sinner, that I needed a Savior and that that was Jesus. I asked Jesus to save me, and to take me as one of his own. There was no doubt in my mind that I was a Christian from that time on. Years later, I can remember it always sort of bothered me that I never had said a line for line “sinner’s prayer”. It’s so ingrained into the Baptist mind that you “have” to say the sinner’s prayer, that I even wondered if I had “messed up” by not saying it. I never could come up with a line for line prayer of sorts in the Bible, but it still bothered me. I mean, we have literature printed with the sinner’s prayer on it for crying out loud. Anyway, it blessed my heart and even made me smile when you stated one night that there is no sinner’s prayer in the Bible, and that it’s not “required” articulation for salvation. I knew that in my heart, but it was so good to hear it coming from a “preacher”. Thanks, Justin.

God bless you and your ministry.

Sincerely,

Misty Robertson


Dear Mr. Peters,

I watched the show Wretched for the first time this evening and I received such a blessing watching you.  I would often watch these preachers on tv and I knew in my spirit that there was something wrong.  All they seemed to say was send me your money and God will heal you or provide you with a financial windfall.  Ya know, my grandmother had a saying (actually she had a lot of them) If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

I have personally been told that I was not saved because I had not spoken in tongues.  I was a brand new Christian and, not knowing any better, it crushed me.  Thank God He brought someone into my life to show me the truth.

The Devil’s been after me for many years.  I was told I must have had unconfessed sin because I got breast cancer.  I know you understand when I say that God Blessed me with breast cancer.  He used me in such an amazing and powerful way during that time, let me say this, I don’t think I’ve ever felt closer to God than I did during that time.

I don’t know why God had me watch this evening, nor do I know why He had me share this with you.  I just know I couldn’t go to bed without writing to you.

May God continue to bless you and your ministry.  Thank you for all you do.

Diane Walker


Hi Justin,

I just wanted to write and say again how very much Roger and I appreciated your seminar.  We believe your ministry and the message you have is vitally important.  We look forward to becoming regular supporters, not only financially, but with our prayers and encouragement – and in any other ways you might need.

I can’t explain it, other than the Holy Spirit’s work, but we were very moved by…well…everything about you.  God has gifted you with a gentle spirit, yet you speak with such biblical authority, and you you cause people to hear what you’re saying.  As I said, it’s rather difficult to explain.

It was quite an honor and blessing to meet you and have the chance to talk with you.  Perhaps the next time you’re in the DFW area, we can have that lunch (or dinner) together.  Our home is always open.

We hope you benefit from the Dave Busby videos – that he will minister to you, even as you pour yourself out in ministering to others.

May God continue to bless you, and may He protect you as you travel to OK and then on to CA.  You are in our prayers.  Keep in touch!

In Him,

Gayla & Roger


Blessing Pastor Justin

I hope all is well you and that you’re having a blessed Christmas and will continue with a God filled New Year. My motive for this email is inform you that we have received your Thesis and DVD set after placing our order, thank you (My wife actually ordered it). My wife and I have completely consumed the entire teaching material upon its arrival. It has helped me personally a great deal Pastor, specifically to articulate better what I have been feeling for sometime about the current church my family and I attend for the past 2 years. I’ve had trouble putting my thumb on it until my wife and I had a heart to heart discussion this past summer about things not just lining up with the scriptures, Pastor I’m no bible guru (though my wife is) but I noted that some fundamental biblical thresholds where exceeded by way of teaching in my church which raised a alarm in me. My wife was already uneasy, thus after speaking we agreed its time to be extremely diligent on what is said from the front of the church. Also to take lots of notes and examine everything by the light of the scriptures.

My wife and I quickly found ourselves unpopular after challenging (in Gods Love and in private) a bible teacher on the subject of Healing. The teaching was “Its Gods will for you to be in perfect health” thus we gave an inventory of biblical example on how this is not the case.

Also after my wife’s teaching on basic bible doctrines and apologetics, she taught that the Holy Spirit and its gifts are for everyone and not just a select few.  This basically goes against the grain of those who teach special revelation for a select few.

So thanks again for the material and I would ask that we stay pray fully in contact with each other, I’m very interested in your Ministry so add me to you mailing list. Pray for my family and me as we are obviously seeking another church to call home.

James Vazquez
Vice President – Development Manager
Information Technology Department


Hi Justin,

It’s so good to hear from you, those who were at your conference still talk about it and others are using your videos to reach out to their friends and family members. In fact, I know of one family’s son who is getting together with his in-laws, who are steeped in Word of Faith teaching – in fact the mother has terminal cancer – to show your video to them, their prayer is that this will free them from the false hope that God is obligated to heal her and to get her to know that whatever happens she is still in God’s hands and He is right there with her.

Carl Johnson


Hello Mr. Peters,

I had the great pleasure and the great blessing of being among the attendees at your “A Call For Discernment Seminar” at Twin City Fellowship this last weekend. Oh I praise God our Father and our Lord Jesus for the love burden that He has so graciously given you- a passion-that “His name will be great among the nations” this in your defense of His Holy Name, in the defense of the faith, in presenting the pure Gospel of God, for His glory, for the good of all men and for your joy.

The facts in your presentation, exposing this “movement”  for what the Lord calls it from His Word, heresy, “another” gospel, doctrine of demons, false prophets, etc. I thank the Lord, I thank you!! It was biblical, fair, honest and true. I see also that if it not be for His Spirit, the mind of Christ, His word, His Beloved, one could easily become entangled in their message,  the things of the world, the passing pleasures, it’s appeal to the carnal flesh is very attractive. Thank you for equpping us from Scripture, to give a defense, as well as exposing these deceptions.

The love, gentleness, humility and respect that you display in exposing the great heresies of  these teachings that would have a price tag put on the wonderfully magnificent person and work of  the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for temporal and mere earthly gain, this opposed to the Great Treasure which is Christ Himself.

Personally-much of my professing Christian family is deceived into this “another” Gospel.

If you can, please Sir pray that it please the Lord, to have mercy and compassion on my family and all blinded by satan, bound under the deception, on these “preachers” who would trample under foot the blood of Jesus- to raise them from the dead -alive, grant them repentance, faith, forgiveness in the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ for His glory and praise, for the salvation of their dear precious souls. As well, keep me faithful to our Lord’s word, who loved me and gave Himself for me…

Sir may the Lord as we continue to press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us…continue to be kept humble, kept faithful to His word, continue to draw near to the throne of grace, growing in faith, truth and love…that we all continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, being transformed in our hearts and minds, to be conformed to the image of the likeness of our dear Savior-Jesus Christ to whom belongs all things.

Thank You!!

Soli Deo Gloria,
Marquis


Pastor Justin,

I spoke to you briefly after the end of the seminar today at Twin City Fellowship but I also want you to have in print what I relayed to you about your presentation.

I went to the seminar fully expecting another expose’ on the ministers of the Word of Faith movement.  It was that and so very much more.  You taught us where all the scriptures are that all of the WOF ministers are violating or misusing.  You kept our full attention with your loving and gentle method of presentation.  I could personally see that you are a man that truly loves our Lord Jesus Christ and are willing to do your part in defending him.  You blessed me with your presence and your presentation.  I can’t wait for my wife to see your DVD and hopefully to pass it on to her daughter who is deeply associated with a WOF church in El Paso, Texas (Abundant Faith Living Center, pastored by Charles Nieman).  This will probably create a chasm between me and her daughter but my desire for the truth about Jesus Christ and her salvation are far more important the the division that will be caused. (or maybe there won’t be a division!)

Another point that impacted me from your presentation was your comment about your crutches and how you won’t need them or even think about them when you get to Heaven.  There will be much more important things to be considering, Jesus Christ and worshipping and praising him.  I always hear people questioning whether there will be dogs in heaven, will I see my loved one there, etc.  I have no concern about that.  I can only hope to be focusing on Him as everybody that is there should be as well.

Again, I thank you for bringing us your very critical seminar.  May God continue to bless you and keep you working your ministry.

Respectfully,

Samuel P. Madrid


Hello Justin,

I have just watched some of your seminar on the Word of Faith movement. It was an extract, so I’m not sure what it was called. (We don’t get much good teaching here in the UK). I have to say, your work is an inspiration to me and my family. We don’t go to church because they kicked us out (for teaching the bible), so we use American preachers as out priest at home.

You are one of the many brilliant testimonies of GOD’s work. I, myself was born with a cleft lip and pallet and have been in hospital more times than I have had hot dinners! Because of this I too was saved at an early age, 1994 at 5 years old. Three years ago I had a cardiac arrest and nearly died in my tenth and final operation. It made me realize that we can never always know what GOD is doing in our lives, and can take life at any moment he chooses. It is so lovely to see someone with such difficulties, marching out into the world proclaiming the Gospel. Our little ‘underground church’ is so thankful for your teachings. You are truly a man blessed by GOD, you have so much at wisdom at such a young age!

Can I ask, are you planning to come to the UK? This country is in such need of the Gospel. The only preaching’s on TV are that of Benny Hinn and the Copelands (ergh!). However, once a month, Bob Mitchell talks (not sure if you have heard of him, he is an end times person, and does it in his spare time). The only way us Brits can feast on Bible food, is by streaming and listening wherever possible on the internet.

Thank you for all your work, brother in CHRIST. God bless x

Kelly Smith


Dear Justin Peters,

I would first like to thank Jesus Christ for your life and ministry. In this age of deception your DVD’s and seminar’s in the UK and America have been a blessing not only to my self but thousands of other believers. I pray and hope that you continue with your ministry and would like to personally thank you for what Jesus has achieved through you. I was caught up in the wealth/heath gospel movement and only through God’s grace did I come to realise that it was false and that I was heading for Hell. It is bible teachers like you who made me realise the error of the movement and turn towards the true gospel.

Mr Peters I firmly believe that your ministry is needed most in Africa and other 3rd world countries where the world faith movement is destroying the body of Christ. I come from Kenya and still have links there although I currently reside in the UK and have personally witnessed how multiples of people have fallen prey to the blatant lies of this movement.

Its not going to be easy and you will most certainly face alot of opposition but if there is anyway I can help, please do not hesitate to contact me.

May the Lord our God Bless you and Keep you

Wainaina Junghae


Hello Mr Peters

My name is Janine and I am christian living in East London, South Africa. My family and I recently watched your seminar on a call for discernment and were instantly touched. You see, we were born as Catholics (some of my family members are still Catholics) and also spent some time visiting and being involved in word of faith churches. About 2 years ago a dear relative of mine lost his life to cancer. It was unexpected as he was healthy and only 47years of age. However, about 3 years before he died he fell in love with Jesus and all he wanted was his family to embrace the truth. He read the word day and night and tried to share the word at every opportunity he had. But our ears wouldnt listen, our hearts wouldnt accept. During the time since his passing some of us have had the opportunity to finally learn the truth for the first time. You might find that strange as I initially mentioned we were born into Christianity. After my uncles passing we soon realised that we have to start unlearning many of doctrines previously accepted. We went from the Catholic Church that didnt really encourage us to read God’s word to charismatic churches with their own set of teachings. The younger folk in the family like myself found the services far too monotonous and boring. The charismatic churches offered “excitement” but also alot of false teachings.

I am a believer in God’s perfect timing and for me watching the seminar both confirmed and re-inforced the truth even more. I currently dont attend church regularly as I am still finding a church where I fit in. I have labelled myself as a Christian for many years but only recently have I discovered the power of God’s word – it’s simple you have to read the bible everyday to strengthen your relationship with God. Also, how else does one get to know God?

East London is small city along the east coast of South Africa. TBN is also broadcasted here. Benny Hinn and co have visited EL. I personally havent been to any crusades although some of family members have been. There was a huge revival here last year hosted by the River Ministeries based in EL. Many word of faith preachers based overseas were involved in this revival. I think people in South Africa will most definitely benefit from your seminars. I find it shocking and scary that there are several false preachers with thousands of followers.

I pray that the Lord may bless you and your ministry as you continue to share the REAL TRUTH with God’s people. Those who know the truth need to share it. I am beginning to wander how many in this world do know the truth and have embraced it, especially in view of what is happening at the moment.

God bless you and your ministry.

Kind Regards

Janine Munsamy and family


Reformed Baptist Indonesia – February 2 at 8:48pm

Hallo Mr.Justin Peters,on behalf on my congregation I would like to thank you for your generousity and kindness for giving us dvd teaching materials.Im sure if it based on the biblical teaching it must be a help for us very much,because we are now in Indonesia are facing persecution and challenge from other faith (moslem )and our goverment.From the internal christian circle,Indonesia Christian face a rise of prosperity theology,word of faith movement, charismatic movement,etc. that confused our plain and simple christian people. We hope your teaching from the dvd source would would give our people a clarity of mind and a firm fondation about biblical and baptistic doctrine to unmasking the lie of the false teaching..We have also pray for you and your ministry..God bless you ! Thank you!


Hi Justin or whoever is reading this.

I’m writing to share my joy in the Lord. I watched the preview “A call for discernment” on youtube in December and decided to make Bulgarian subtitles for it. Today the first 10-minute part has become my most watched video on Bulgaria’s biggest Christian video sharing website – http://www.bibliata.tv. The website is generally dominated by prosperity and word of faith preachers.

The videos are being discussed on Christian message boards; people are emailing links back and forth and giving away DVDs with them. For a small country like mine, where almost every church teaches prosperity, it’s a breakthrough.

If there is a DVD with the full seminar, I’d like to make more videos with subs and share them with people for free.

Blessings,

Lora


Hello Justin, I was hoping I would find you on here, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the work you do. I watched a programme of yours a few days ago and was greatly blessed. Your strength and faith greatly encouraged me in my own journey with the Lord. So thank you for following the Lords calling on your life you truely are making a difference to those of us who have not received healing and are left thinking it is our lack of faith, or relationship with our Lord and Saviour.

May God Bless you and keep you
Shelley Rose

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False teachers are proud, they are concerned for their own popularity.

1. False teachers are proud.  They are concerned for their own popularity.  They are concerned for their own fame.  They are concerned for their own notoriety.  They are concerned for their own prestige.  They’re concerned to see themselves and hear themselves in the public eye.  They want large crowds, as it were, to bow down in great homage to them.  They’re characterized by pride and they will do anything to gain the ground they need to gain for the welfare of their own personal ego, including any amount of compromise necessary.

2. Secondly, false teachers are characterized by selfishness.  They tend to be self-centered.  They are concerned for their own comfort.  They are concerned for their own popularity.  They are concerned for their own prosperity.  In the end, it’s all about money, fame, and prestige and notoriety equals an increased bank account.  They are in it for the money and the personal material benefits that they can gain as they endeavor to feed their selfish desires.

3. Thirdly, They are characterized by deception.  They usually can weave a very sophisticated web of deception in their teaching because they tend to be articulate, if they’re going to be successful, and they endeavor to engage other people to aid them in their deceitful enterprise which gives it the, sort of, façade of credibility.

4. They’re not only proud and selfish and deceptive, but [fourthly] they’re irreverent.  If there’s anything that sort of dominates in my thinking about false teachers, it is their irreverence.  They have absolutely no regard for God.  The fact that they would go against God, that they would elevate themselves the way they do, that they would pervert the truth indicates their utter irreverence.  They have little, if any, regard for God, His Word, His truth, His glory, His honor…

5. Finally, they are spiritually destructive.  They seek to use people; they seek to abuse people.  They seek to lead people into error, which destroys them—into sin, which pollutes them.

So, as you look at false teachers with regard to the world, they are proud and they seek fame and popularity.  With regard to themselves, they are self-centered, selfish, self-aggrandizing, self-gratifying.  With regard to the nature of their ministry, they are dishonest and deceptive and lack integrity.  With regard to God, they are utterly irreverent; in fact, they are blasphemous.  And, with regard to the people that they influence, they are spiritually destructive. So, their relationship to the world, their relationship to the ministry, their relationship to themselves, their relationship to God, their relationship to their people all reflects the deviation of their hearts.  John F. MacArthur Jr., Concerns of a True Pastor: Humility and Selflessness, 1998

Today’s preachers along with some who have passed on whose ministry or teachings continue, who are either teaching a false doctrine or are using the Doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ for the benefit of their own selfishness and gain. Some of these preachers lay claim that Jesus is the only way to Heaven (and they would be right), but at the same time, they preach that personal gain is the main message.  There are many different activities out there by some of these people and we would suggest that you study our Articles Page to discover some of what is going on in today’s Churches. – FWM