Apostasy and Ecumenism Exposed: The exponential growth of apostasy and resources to help you avoid it
Written and compiled by Chris Lawson (November 22, 2013)


Apostasy and Ecumenism Exposed

The exponential growth of apostasy and resources to help you avoid it

(Some basic recommendations)


By Chris Lawson

(Updated, November 22, 2013)


“Prove [test] all things; hold fast that which is good.

Abstain from all appearance of evil”

 - 1 Thessalonians 5:21, KJV


The Bible is very clear that the Christian is to test everything, and to hold fast what is good. The following is just a small sampling of some of the troubling things we see in the church today:

  • Ecumenical Jihad; New Apostolic Reformation; Apostles with more authority than Scripture; Word of Faith/Positive Confession; abusive Christian cults (sects), Evangelicals and Catholics Together; Emerging Church; Contemplative Spirituality; Contemplative Prayer; Catholic and Evangelical Mysticism; New Liberal Postmodern Evangelicals; Progressive Christianity; Christian Yoga; Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality; Psychology mixed with Scripture; Rick Warren's Purpose Driven PEACE Plan; New Age occult practices in churches; Lying Signs and Wonders; Alpha Course; Third Wave Movement; TBN and GOD TV heresies; Evangelical and neoEvangelical authors that believe in, endorse, teach and/or promote on or more of the following: monism, pantheism, panentheism,, evolution, theistic evolution, homosexuality, lesbianism, etc.

Here also is a small listing, compiled by Bud Press, of false belief systems within the hyper-Charismatic movement:

  • Word of Faith

  • Manifest Sons of God

  • Dominionism

  • Kingdom Now

  • Latter Rain

  • New Apostolic Reformation

  • Apostolic Movement

  • Restoration Movement

  • Third Wave

  • New Breed

  • Signs and Wonders Movement

  • Toronto Blessing

  • Pensacola Outpouring

  • Lakeland Revival

  • Centering Prayer

  • Contemplative Spirituality

  • Mysticism

  • Indigenous Peoples Movement

  • International Coalition of Apostles

All of these movements distort one or more of the Five Basic Essentials of Biblical Christianity. In doing so, they demote the Word of God by placing man's opinion, and in various cases occult revelation above the wisdom and counsel of Almighty God.

The following links are some good resources to help equip you so you can be biblically literate, and thus avoid spiritual deception.

The following links go to Sandy Simpson's vast archive of well-written and solid biblical Bible studies and sermons.

These links are just a sampling of webpages exposing and refuting the growing apostasy in the 21st Century.


DITC expose's: False Prophets & Unbiblical Teachers!


Neil Anderson, Reinhard Bonnke, William Branham, Paul Cain, Tony Campolo, Paul (David) Yonggi Cho, Gerald Coates, Graham Cooke, Paul Cunningham, Gene Edwards, John Hagee, Christian Harfouche, Jack Hayford, Ruth Helflin, John Hinkle, David Hogan, Jack Van Impe, Manasseh Jordan, T.B. Joshua, Bob Larson, Roberts Liardon, Lord Maitreya, Arnold Murray, Carlton Pearson, Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, Robert Schuller, Gwen Shaw, Don Stewart, Tommy Tenney, Bruce Wilkinson

DITC expose's: General Word Faith articles!

Ernest Angley, John Bevere, Markus Bishop, Juanita Bynum, Morris Cerullo, Kim Clement, Kenneth Copeland, Paul Crouch, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis, Kenneth Hagin, Marilyn Hickey, Benny Hinn, Rodney Howard-Browne, Larry Huch, T.D. Jakes, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Clarence McClendon, Joyce Meyer, Myles Munroe, Steve Munsey, Mike Murdock, Joel Osteen, Rod Parsley, Peter Popoff, Fred Price, Joseph Prince, Oral Roberts, R.W. Shambach, Robert Schuller, Karl Strader, Robert Tilton, Paula White, Ed Young 

View all of these excellent research pages at the Apologetics Coordination Team website: Deception In The Church

DITC Article Subject Pages

  • Apologetics - Holy Spirit

  • Apologetics - Third Wave

  • Bible Studies

  • Book Reviews

  • Catholicism

  • Church Growth

  • Demonization

  • Eastern Orthodox Church

  • Ecumenism & Interfaith "Unity"

  • Emerging "Church"

  • End Times Apostasy

  • Gathering Of Christ Church

  • Iglesia Ni Cristo

  • Islam

  • Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Latest Deceptions

  • New Apostolic ReformationYWAM

  • New World Order

  • Oneness Pentecostalism

  • Other Articles/Related Issues

  • Pensacola "Outpouring"/Awake America!

  • Pentecostal Missionary CHURCH of CHRIST (4th Watch)

  • Quotes From Third Wave Leaders

  • Revivalism

  • Rightly Handling The Word Of Truth

  • Sandy Simpson Articles

  • Third Wave Doctrines

  • Toronto "Blessing"

  • Victory Chapel/Potter's House/The Door/Christian Center/Crossroads Chapel/De Puerta/Christian Fellowship

  • Vineyard

  • Word-Faith Movement

  • World Christian Gathering On Indigenous Peoples

  • Youth With A Mission

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