False teachers are everywhere — they’re a dime a dozen. The Bible tells us that in the last days, many false prophets will arise and mislead many (Matthew 24:11), and we see this taking place right before our eyes. In fact, you can hardly swing a dead cat without hitting a false teacher. Just turn on TBN, you’ll see endless amounts of them. But another, more nefarious kind of false teacher is the one that lurks in otherwise common Evangelical churches. These are the ones that are more difficult to notice.

For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Jude 1:4

False Teacher #3 – Tony Evans

Tony Evans
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Tony Evans is Priscilla Shirer’s father. Evans’ heresies include (but are not limited to) Pelagianism (the denial of original sin), Inclusivism (you don’t have to be a Christian to be saved), and Limited Theism (the denial of God’s omnipotence).

In an interview with Glenn Plumber at the NRB Convention in 2004, Evans affirms a Pelagian view of Christ’s death and resurrection, stating,

But the thing that the death of Christ did was cover and overrule original sin so that no man is condemned because they are born in Adam, but men are condemned because they consciously reject salvation.

Evans also holds to inclusivism, that is, you don’t have to actually know Christ personally to be saved. In this same interview, Evans says,

If a person believes somebody’s up there that created this… I don’t know who He is but I want to know Him… if that person were to have a heart attack at that moment, God could not condemn him and be just because God says he who seeks shall find, so since God makes that promise, if God doesn’t give him the Gospel or give him a direct revelation then He has to judge him out of another dispensation.

Evans works, like many of these other false teachers, as of the time of this writing, is still sold in LifeWay’s book stores.

False Teacher #2 – Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerkHeurst
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Lysa TerkHeurst is a protege of Steven Furtick, the loudmouth prosperity huckster out of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC. TerkHeurst, like her spiritual father, Furtick, is a proponent of the prosperity gospel. 

In her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, she states,

“We will be victorious because Jesus is victorious. Victorious people were never meant to settle for normal.”

She also practices and promotes the contemplative prayer heresy, which teaches that you can receive direct, divine revelation from God if you “tune your frequency in” to his voice. In a PDF she put out titled How To Hear God’s Voice, she writes,

God will never speak to us or tell us to do something that is contrary to His Word. But unless we know Scripture, we will not be able to discern whether what we are hearing is consistent or not with the Word.

False Teacher #1 – Beth Moore

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Beth Moore
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And last, but not least, we have Beth Moore. Beth Moore is the favorite among the lady preacher speaking circuit ranging from LifeWay and the Southern Baptist Convention to Hillsong. Beth Moore’s most blatant heresy is undoubtedly her claims to have received a direct vision from God — a vision that contradicted the Scriptures entirely. In this vision, God supposedly told her that Roman Catholicism is one of God’s true Christian denominations and that he desires unity among the various denominations, including Catholicism.

In another video, she doubles down on this vision claiming that God told her that he is going to “unite all sectors of Christendom,” and in another, she claims God gave her a vision of a bus stop so that she could give a random lady some money.

Whether it be Beth Moore’s endless accounts of visions from God, or her regular teaming up with heretics like Joel Osteen or Joyce Meyer, or just the fact that she has literally no discernment and is politically charged with leftist identity politics while declaring that spending time in the Bible is not the same thing as spending time with God, one thing is for sure — Beth Moore has captivated millions of people around the world and led them astray. Whether she devours them herself or feeds them to her pack mates, she is a wolf in sheep’s clothing that, for some reason, still continues to be paraded around in orthodox churches as though she is benign. She is not, she is to be avoided at all costs.

Originaly posted at Reformation Charlotte as “Top Ten False Teachers You’ll Find in Evangelical Churches” – HERE

  1. devrie 1 year ago

    Articles like this really only say to me one thing: the author gets his kicks out of brashly and clumsily thumping his Bible and his own limited experience to dismiss any Christian who he does not see as perfect in every way. Yes, there is such a thing as heresy. But, there is also such a thing as those who see themselves as free from heresy being all too willing to aggressively and self-righteously ‘expose’ other Christian leaders. It isn’t leadership at all to be the mud-slinger. It’s crass and not conducive to unity. There are better ways. It’s things like this that give some sectors of evangelicals a very bad name and an ugly light.

  2. Jeremiah 1 year ago

    I’ve heard of one of these names before. The others I am obviously doing a good job avoiding them.

    Hmmm. Thanks for sharing though.

    Looking up “thumping” – heavy strike, especially with the fist… Have you considered re-naming your domain?
    I truly hope that you cling to Scripture and that you do not strike it.

    Blessings, Jeremiah

  3. John 1 year ago

    I’m not a 7th dayer, but by example, are preachers false profits if they gather their flock to worship on Sunday instead of the Sabbath? After all, the Lord was very clear about which day we are to keep holy and so much so, it was the only day He named. Are we not sun worshippers if we make Sunday the Lord’s day and if so, who is that lord?

    • Anonymous 1 year ago

      Early Christian’s gathered on Sunday, which we refer to as the Lord’s day, and the Sabbath is a Saturday which is different. You have to remember we use English words so that has nothing to do with the day itself. For example in Spanish the word Sabado means Sabbath, and Domingo means of the Lord in Latin. So regardless of the language, the last day of the week is Sabbath and we refer to the first day of the week, the day that the Lord rose from the grave, as the Lords day, it doesnt matter what language you are using. The Lords day is referenced in Revelation 1. And I shared some verses below showing Christian’s gathered on the first day of the week

      Acts 20:7
      7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.

      1 Corinthians 16:2
      2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.

  4. Tim 1 year ago

    I am an avid Tony Evans listener and have to say I highly disagree. I’ve never heard him preach on any of the controversial topics you mentioned above. Please provide specificity, if I am listening to a ” heretic” I hope you can oblige.

  5. Rujo 2 years ago

    The comments here are disturbing. The LORD specifically said that many will be deceived by false teachers and fake prophets. We are told to “test everything,” because the father of lies (Satan) has a knack for counterfeiting; he masquerades as an angel of light. In other words, he pretends to be good and righteous–even to the extent of being God, Himself–to draw you away from the truth, and these deceptions are too numerous to list, across the whole world.

    These people are, in fact, false teachers; and, their congregations made up of fools. Some are only temporary fools, but others will remain perpetual fools. Regardless, let them be.

    JOHN 10:27
    MATTHEW 15:14
    MATTHEW 7:6

  6. woot 2 years ago

    This article is stupid and a waste of time.

    • elaine 2 years ago

      I believe they are indeed false teachers esp Beth Moore. However, No Dr. Tony Evans. He preaches the true word of Scripture.

  7. Pete 2 years ago


  8. Stephen Wilderspin 2 years ago

    This is an odd piece of criticism. The quotes you have selected don’t demonstrate what you claim they do. The “heresies” are not denials of the credal statements of orthodoxy. Their teachings may be false, but you need to demonstrate that rather than assert with poorly selected quotes.

  9. E.A. Parham III 3 years ago

    What was Tony Evan’s response to your allegation? Have you personally had any contact with him or someof the othersyou cite here? Did you share your article to these false teachers? What year was this information? Please share your source. I would love to read the contextg of the citations you make. Thanks for sharing this info.

  10. Bevy 3 years ago

    I remember reading a Lysa T’s blog post which attempted to define Matt. 11:28 from rest to waiting which the word in the Concordance doesn’t support at all. I also attempted to read a book of hers about rejection, but her Bible knowledge was woefully inadequate. She seems to make it up out of thin air.

  11. Paul 3 years ago

    So just to be clear: none of these three “false” teachers believe in salvation by grace through faith alone?

    Or is it they deny the deity of Christ? Or do not believe in the Virgin Birth? Or deny penal substitution?

    Just making sure they actually reject essentials of the Christian faith to validate your “false” teacher claims. Otherwise….

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      Tim Hurd 3 years ago

      By definition a person who teaches falsely is a false teacher regardless which doctrine it is.

      • Paul 3 years ago

        That would be funny if it were not so absurd … by your definition anyone who is not infallible is a false teacher.

        • Ray 3 years ago

          Try not to make this topic too complicated! If a person willfully teaches false doctrine from the Bible and refuses to repent of their sin, then that person is a false teacher. False teachings confuse the flock and could prevent some from going to heaven! This is very serious stuff.

    • Robbie 1 year ago

      What a silly assumption. Satan comes not in a red cape or a pitched fork. He comes as an angel of light and is an expert in mixing truth with error.. Luring the flock, as you can testify.
      Remember the verse: “Did God say”?

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