Mike Bickle of IHOPKC, heresy, and the Catholic View of Salvation

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

On December 28, 2018, the International House of Prayer Onething conference begins, and once again, with Mike Bickle’s invitation and blessing, Catholics will be spiritual participants.

Can two walk together, except they be agreed? (Amos 3:3)

Mike Bickle is a heretic. So is Lou Engle, as noted hereAnd so is anyone else who wants to bring the Catholic Church into the Body of Christ, as if it were just another Christian denomination. The Catholic Church does not teach that only those who accept Christ as Savior are going to enter heaven.

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Please listen carefully to the heresy coming from Catholic Bishop Robert Barron as he explains Catholic teaching to Ben Shapiro. It is a short but painful four minutes and twelve seconds. You will hear that even an atheist of “good will” can be saved.

Perhaps IHOPKC founder Mike Bickle’s decades of contemplative practices have left him wide open to deception and confusion. Whatever the reason, may God protect all the young people he is misleading at IHOPKC, and at the Onething conference.

Related: The Send’s Lou Engle blesses those helping the “Evangelical and Catholic worlds become one”

 

The Send’s Lou Engle blesses those helping the “Evangelical and Catholic worlds become one”

For some time now Catholic evangelists Keith and Iwona Major have worked with The Send founder Lou Engle and IHOPKC’s Mike Bickle to unify Catholics and Protestants.

Lou Engle states, “Keith and Iwona Major are a bridge to helping the Evangelical and Catholic worlds become one. I bless this couple for all they are doing.” [1] (emphasis added)

This is reason enough to avoid The Send conference (February 2019), and any other spiritual endeavor cobbled together by Engle. Many of those scheduled to speak or perform at The Send also seem oblivious to the difference between Catholic and Christian theology.

For the third time Catholics will participate in in the International House of Prayer’s Onething conference, scheduled Dec. 28-31, 2018. [2]

In 2015, speaking with Keith Major, leader of that year’s Onething Catholic Ecumenical Track, IHOPKC founder Mike Bickle stated:

Well we have so much to learn from all over the Body of Christ–Catholics, charismatics, non-charismatics, denominations, anyone who loves Jesus. That’s why we’re hosting an ecumenical track, or actually you’re the one leading it, and  I so appreciate you doing that, because if you love Jesus and the Word of God, man, we’re going on the same direction before the Lord, and we love that. Thank you. (see video)

But Catholics and Protestants are not going in the “same direction before the Lord.” According to the Vatican document Lumen Gentium, a Muslim who is true to his Islamic faith will be saved! A Catholic friend of mine tried to explain that this teaching is, well, nuanced. But it is not. It is right there in black and white.

According to Lumen Gentium:

But the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator. In the first place amongst these there are the Muslims, who, professing to hold the faith of Abraham, along with us adore the one and merciful God, who on the last day will judge mankind. [2]

Roman Catholicism promotes a “gospel” of inclusivism.

The Bible states:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Barron recently assured conservative talk host Ben Shapiro, a practicing Orthodox Jew, that those “outside the explicit Christian faith can be saved…” Lumen Gentium strikes again. (read article) 

What is going to happen as prominent leaders like Lou Engle, Todd White, Mike Bickle and others continue to press for this Catholic/Protestant spiritual syncretism? How many of their young followers are going to be swept up in heresy?

In addition to Lumen Gentium, there will also be exposure to Catholic practices and beliefs–purgatory, praying to Mary and the saints,  the Eucharist, Mary as sinless virgin, and so much more. King Solomon, blessed with wisdom, nevertheless began to worship false gods after being exposed to his pagan wives’ unholy beliefs. (1 Kings 11:1-11) The Word of God warns against Catholic/Protestant spiritual “unity,” because there is no such thing.

While there are Catholics who are saved, it is despite Catholic teaching, not because of it. Discussion of the Catholic faith is always difficult. Feelings get hurt, or people get angry, and it is all too easy to be timid when dealing with this, as Catholics are our friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members. The most loving thing we can do is speak the Truth.  (see video)

The immediate problem is not the Catholics; it is false teachers like Lou Engle and Mike Bickle who continue to push for this false unity.

Despite the clear warning in the Word of God (2 Cor 6:14-17), it is likely many in the visible church will begin to accept and incorporate these unbiblical teachings. Remember, many in the church already accept certain new age beliefs, so this is not much of stretch.

Beware The Send, and beware IHOPKC. Pray for the believers who are being deceived by these leaders. A false religion is rising, and the foundation has been set.

Source Notes:

1. Endorsements   https://stonetoflesh.org/endorsements/

2. https://stonetoflesh.org/calendar?view=calendar&month=December-2018

3. http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19641121_lumen-gentium_en.html

The Perfect Storm of Apostasy – An Introduction to the Kansas City Prophets and Other Latter-Day Prognosticators

One of the scheduled speakers for the upcoming The Send 2019 gathering is International House of Prayer founder Mike Bickle. His influence upon the visible church, and upon young believers in particular, has been profound. He will be the first speaker we take a look at in our series on The Send 2019.

In the meantime, for a brief and informative history concerning Bickle and others, here is a link to The Perfect Storm of Apostasy – An Introduction to the Kansas City Prophets and Other Latter-Day Prognosticators, by Mary Danielsen.

 

 

 

Epic Fail: Vallotton’s 5 non-biblical tests for a true prophet

Another good one from Pivec. Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error writes:

I was disturbed this week by Kris Vallotton’s article titled “5 Tests of a True Prophet.” I was even more disturbed to see that his article was published by Charisma Magazine. For those who don’t know, Vallotton is the senior associate leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and a bestselling author. His article in Charisma is excerpted from a curriculum he developed titled Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry.

Not a single one of Vallotton’s five tests of a true prophet is given in Scripture. Astoundingly, he completely overlooks the three tests that are given. Here are Vallotton’s woefully inadequate tests.

Click here to read the rest of Pivec’s article

Bethel Redding and Bill Johnson are part of the New Apostolic Reformation

Bill Johnson headshot

Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error nails this one down. She writes:

Following Christianity Today’s recent cover story on Bethel Church in Redding, California, I’ve been contacted by people wondering about Bill Johnson’s statements made in that article distancing himself from the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). The two specific statements he made are that his church does not have any official ties to the NAR and that he’s “not completely clear on what it is.”

Despite Johnson’s distancing himself from the NAR, he very clearly is part of it. Let’s look at his two claims.

What makes the NAR the NAR?

One of Johnson’s claims is that he’s not completely clear on what the NAR is. Interestingly, the author of the Christianity Today article said she laughed with disbelief. I, too, find Johnson’s claim hard to believe because the NAR is all about apostles–and Johnson clearly sees himself as one.

What makes the NAR the NAR? While there are a number of associated teachings, the core NAR teaching is that present-day apostles and prophets must govern the church. By govern, I mean they claim to hold formal offices in church government–like pastors or elders. Except NAR apostles and prophets wield much more authority than pastors and elders because they get direct revelation from God. Pastors and elders are supposed to submit to apostles and prophets, receive their new revelation, and implement the revelation in their churches. click here to continue reading 

Learning not to preach Christ in Alcoholics Anonymous

am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (Isaiah 42:8)

I sat in a pastor’s office and listened to an A.A. Christian explain that alcoholics were too angry to hear about Jesus Christ so it was better to start them off with the higher power concept! Where did he learn this? Not in church! Not from the Word of God!

Far too many A.A. Christians take on the “wisdom” of the A.A. Big Book, or what they learn in meetings, rather than trusting Christ and His Word.

In a different church I heard a woman announce–in the sanctuary–that her church could not help her, only A.A. could help her.

Some years ago an A.A. member stood before us and announced that “jesus” was her higher power but, she said, “this is jesus with a small ‘j'”.

How many in A.A. have a higher power “christ” who is not Christ at all?

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)