#175 Charismatic Hypnotists and Psychological Manipulators

Are the healing and altar call experiences seen in Charismatic and Revivalist meetings genuine? Can they be produced by preachers with certain tricks? How can people be manipulated into believing something that is not true? Are there similarities between hypnosis shows and charismatic meetings? What are the dangers of such a deception?

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”
–Acts 20:28-31

#85 The Dangers of Extra-Biblical Prophecy

Paul discusses the support given for the so-called “prophecies” of Malachy, the book of Enoch, 2012 theories, and other spurious works, among many professing Christians. He also looks at the Biblical reasons for, and the appropriate responses that any believer should give to, anything that diminishes from God’s Glory.

“I am God, and there is none like me”
–Isaiah 46:9