"But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money"  Acts 8:20

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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 lack of reverence.  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 lack of reverence.  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 sometimes 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

We would ask that you pray for each person we have listed here.  It is our belief that they have fallen for Satan's oldest trick.  They have become so powerful, wealthy and are revered by so many that they have lost their focus.  What used to be is no more.  I truly believe that these preachers/teachers began their Ministry with the intention of honoring our Lord and Savior but once they attained such status, they turned their focus to the Ministry instead of to God.  Please keep each of them in your prayers that they might see the error of their ways and turn once again to the One True God and Savior.

William M. Branham
False Prophesies, Heretical Teachings

Rodney Howard Browne
Holy Laughter, Holy Ghost Bartender Preacher

Kim Clement
Many False Prophesies, Made this statement about Salvation: "I do not believe that you must be born again to obtain salvation. I believe there is a distinction" 

Kenneth Copeland
Teaches Name It / Claim It along with Prosperity Gospel and Christians are little Gods, Claims Jesus went to Hell

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Paul Crouch
Started out right then got greedy in his Ministry along with false remarks



Creflo Dollar
Gospel of Greed, You are not a sinner saved by grace.  You are sons and daughters of the Most High God!  You are gods!


Jesse Duplantis
Gospel of Greed, Claims to have went to Heaven and helped comfort Jesus, etc.


 Kenneth Hagin
False Prophesies, Teaches Name It / Claim It along with Christians are little Gods, Claims Jesus went to Hell

Marilyn Hickey
False Prophesies, Prosperity Preacher, Holy Laughter, etc.

Benny Hinn
Many False Prophesies, Prosperity Preacher,

T. D. Jakes
Denies Trinity,
(Modalism), Prosperity Gospel,
Name It/Claim It

Prophet Bernard Jordan
Many False Prophesies, Prosperity Gospel

Daystar Television
Marcus & Joni Lamb

Started out good, turned to Greed, Name It, Claim It, Prosperity Gospel

Joyce Meyer
Good Teachings except Prosperity Gospel and Jesus went to Hell for us.

Mike Murdock
False Prophesies, Prosperity Gospel, Name It, Claim It

Oral Roberts
Many False Prophesies, Prosperity Gospel, Name It, Claim It

Joel Osteen
Says even though you do not believe in Jesus, you can make it to Heaven, Self Help Teacher, No Salvation Message, now into prosperity teachings.

Rod Parsley
False Prophesies, teaches prosperity message

Peter Popoff
False Prophesies, Prosperity Gospel

Frederick K.C. Price
Claims Jesus went to Hell, Prosperity Gospel

Pat Robertson
Many False Prophesies,
Prosperity Gospel

Jerry Sevelle

Robert Schuller
Self Help Teacher, Claims HELL IS THE LOSS OF PRIDE.

Robert Tilton
False Prophesies, Prosperity Gospel & Deceiving Scam Artist

Jack Van Impe
False Prophesies
False Teachings

Rick Warren
Seeker Movement, Proponent of finding common ground with other religions regardless of their stance on or about Jesus Christ

Paula White
False Prophesies, Name It, Claim It, Prosperity Gospel
Patricia King - Self appointed Extreme Prophet.  False teachings and New Age teachings.
Arnold Murray
False Prophesies
False Teachings

Ed Young Jr.
False Teachings
Prosperity Gospel
joseph prince
Joseph Prince
Grace Only Preacher
& turning to Prosperity Gospel
Steve Furtick on Forgotten Word Ministries
Steve Furtick
Elevation Church
New Age & Cult Like