Shepherding & Charismatic Movements
The Four Waves & Their Roots
‘god' IN EVERY MAN
no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for
God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any
man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed. Then when the lust hath conceived, it bringeth
forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth
death. Do not err, my beloved brethren."
From the articles Ye
Shall Be As 'gods' and Lying
Signs & Wonders it was noted that for Latter Rain
doctrine, the perfection of Christians and the maturing
of Christ, is "the Kingdom of God within you," ON
Those teachers have proven to have united
using the Four waves of : pentecostalism, faith-healing,
charismatic and Hebrew Roots, spoken of by Dean
Cozzens, to dispense and promote the acceptance of
their doctrines into every denomination. Each builds upon the
other. Dean Cozzens prophecy is really about what God has
allowed to fulfill Biblical prophecy, not what necessarily is of God. One
doesn't have to accept all that each of these movements has to
offer. One part of the whole is all that is needed.
1 Corinthians 5:6
glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven
leaveneth the whole lump?"
little leaven leaveneth the whole lump."
Evaluating the various sources for the
beliefs of Charismatic or Pentecostal movements brings us to
the Society of Friends or Quakers. Charles
F. Parham, believed by many to be the father of
pentecostalism, developed some of his theology under the
tutelage of David Baker, his wife Sarah's grandfather. Sarah
wrote, ‘David Baker, who was a great Bible student. They spent many
hours together studying the Scriptures, searching through a
number of translations. My grandfather was a birthright member
of the Friends church in England before coming to America.”
1 David Baker was the source of Parham’s theology of denying
eternal punishment. Sarah and her family were birthright
members of Quakerism.
Cleveland visiting the Quaker Church and Bible School in 1907,
Charles Fox Parham stated: "...These people have reached
an elevated plane in Christian experience. I was warmly
welcomed, and was greeted at night by a large truth-searching
is considered the founder of Quakerism. Fox's wife, Margaret
Fell, an English peeress, was an itinerant preacher of
Quakerism, who dispensed words of wisdom and advice even to
George before they married. 3
Encarta, Quakers or the Society of Friends are:
full Religious Society of Friends), designation of a body of
Christians more commonly known as Quakers. Their fundamental
belief is that divine revelation is immediate and
individual; all persons may perceive the word of God in
their soul, and Friends endeavor to heed it. Terming such
revelation the "inward light," the "Christ
within," or the "inner light," the first
Friends identified this spirit with the Christ of history.
They rejected a formal creed, worshiped on the basis of
silence, and regarded every participant as a potential
vessel for the word of God, instead of relying upon a
special, paid clergy set apart from the rest.... The
society, however, unlike many of its predecessors, did not
begin as a formal religious organization. Originally, the
Friends were the followers of George Fox, an English lay
preacher who, about 1647, began to preach the doctrine of
"Christ within" this concept later developed as
the idea of the "inner light."...." 4
we read of George Fox.
travelled throughout Britain, North America, and Europe,
calling hearers to experience directly the Spirit of God,
met as "the Light of Christ" or "Truth"
within each person." 5
is the product of the spiritual experience known as the
Inward Light. The "opening" came to Fox, 'that
Every Man was enlightened by the Divine Light of Christ, and
I saw it shine through all...' " 6.
The Encyclopedia Britannica
article, Inner Light, expands on the teaching of the “inward
light,” and confirms that "inner light” is believed
to be 'God found in every man.'
called INWARD LIGHT, the distinctive theme of the Society of
Friends (Quakers), the direct awareness of God that allows a
person to know God's will for him. It was expressed in the
17th century in the teachings of George Fox, founder of the
Friends, who had failed to find spiritual truth in the
English churches and who finally experienced a voice saying,
"There is one, even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy
condition." A phrase used by Fox, "that of God in
every man," has often been used to describe the Inner
Light. Robert Barclay, Scottish author of the influential
systematic statement of the doctrines of the Friends, An
Apology for the True Christian Divinity (1678), stated that
"the Inner Light is never separated from God nor
Christ; but wherever it is, God and Christ are as wrapped up
therein." Most Friends believe, however, that the Inner
Light should not simply be a mystical experience but should
result in a person's working for the good of others." 8
Encyclopedia of Religion states the Quakers were influenced by
a wide range of beliefs, from fundamentalists to pantheism and
were influenced by uncompromising Baptists, quietists
seekers, antinomian Ranters, and theocratic militants; and
these were in turn influenced by English lollards, by
European Anabaptist mennonites...and by mystics like Jakob
Boehme and the familists..."9
the various influences we see the same teachings. For example,
Anabaptist Hans Denck taught of the 'Teacher within'.
Denck one of the earliest Anabaptists taught that each man
had a Teacher within himself who if rightly followed would
lead him in the path of duty and whose prompting must be
obeyed at any cost." 10.
many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not
that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver
and an antichrist.
Anabaptist statement [*has been removed] of faith found on one
website, includes among other errors: Jesus is the human Son
of God, that He began His existence as all other men do, with
His conception and birth, and the Holy Spirit is not a
separate person, but “the divine energy.” Their
beliefs on the deity of Christ is not unlike the Unitarians
whose theology also aligns with Arianism, the sixteenth
century Socinianism and Modernism, each of which denied the
divinity of Christ and the Holy Spirit. Saying that Jesus is
the human Son of God, is not saying that Jesus is God come in
the flesh, and that He is the Son of God. Philippians 2:6-8
being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal
with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon
him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of
men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled
himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of
defined by Encarta, equates the mysticism of Quakerism with
type of mysticism that regards the most perfect communion
with God as coming only when the soul is in a state of
quiet. In this state it ceases to reason or to reflect
either upon itself or upon God, ceases to exercise any of
its faculties, its sole function being passively to accept
the fellowship that God is ever ready to bestow. This
approach to mystic experience is not confined to
Christianity but pervades all mysticism, being especially
seen in Hindu philosophy and Sufism... "11
Molinos' (1628-96) was the Spanish Roman Catholic priest and
mystic who founded Quietism. Encarta Encyclopedia states:
A radical form of mysticism, quietism is based on the belief
that perfection lies in the utter passivity of the soul
before God, allowing it to be absorbed by the divine spirit.
Because such passivity requires annihilation of the will,
all actions, both good and bad are hindrances. His views,
expressed in his Guida Spirituale (Spiritual Guide, 1675),
were well received by both the clergy and the laity, and
Molinos gained favor with Pope Innocent XI . Opponents of
the pope accused Molinos of heresy as well as personal
immorality charges that led to his arrest in 1685. In 1687
Molinos admitted wrongdoing and was sentenced to life
various articles on the 'Friends' we see the same practices as
Quietist seekers, both groups often spending hours in passive
Quakers] "...from Edward Burrough...And while waiting
upon the Lord in silence, as we often did for many hours
together... we received often the pouring down of the spirit
upon us..." 13
Professor at the Union Theological Seminary in 1916, writing
on mysticism, relates that “ Oriental mysticism as a whole
is a mind-emptying experience,” whereas Christianity,
“…in a large measure is, a mind-filling process.” 14 The
mind-emptying or passivity desired and practiced by Quietists
and Quakers is clearly “oriental mysticism.”
Ranters," another of the listed influences to the
Quakers, were a combination of two things:
(Greek anti,"against", nomos, "law"),
doctrine that faith in Christ frees the Christian from
obligation to observe the moral law as set forth in the Old
Testament... The term was first used during the Reformation
by Martin Luther to describe the opinions of the German
preacher Johann Agricola. The Antinomian Controversy of this
time, in which Luther took a very active part, terminated in
1540 in a retraction by Agricola. Views more extreme than
his were afterward advocated by some of the English
nonconformists and by the Anabaptists." 15
were a sect which,"...exhibited strong tendencies toward
antinomianism and pantheism. They were charged with immoral
practices and speedily suppressed." 16 Theocratic
militants are simply those pushing for the concept of
'government by a god.' Encarta's article on Theocracy states
that it is a:
or polity, of a country in which God is regarded as the sole
sovereign and the laws of the realm are seen as divine
commands. By extension a theocracy is a country in which
control is in the hands of the clergy. The typical example
of a theocracy is that established by the Hebrew lawgiver
Moses. Later attempts to found theocratic societies were
made by the French theologian John Calvin and the English
soldier-statesman Oliver Cromwell..." 17
course falls in with the entire Dominionist, Restorationist,
social gospel theology adhered to by many in 'christendom'
today. From Joel’s army to the
Christian Coalition to the
likes of the Millstat
Forum, all believe in a 'Christian
theocracy.’ Another influence on Quaker doctrine was a group
called the Familists or "the Family of Love".
of the Dutch merchant Hendrik Niclaes (circa 1502-c. -
1580), who were communitarians in life-style and mystics in
theology... Members followed the pantheistic, antinomian
teachings of Niclaes and were under his leadership. They
professed Christian perfectionism influenced by Anabaptist
teachings, but they renounced specific creeds, dogmas, and
liturgies, calling for a mystical unity of believers
inspired by divine love... Queen Elizabeth I condemned their
books in 1580 and sought to jail the believers. They
persisted, however, and King James I claimed they were
responsible for the rise of Puritanism. It has been thought
that John Bunyan received inspiration for his Pilgrim's
Progress 1678- 84 from Niclaes's writings..." 18
Reeves and Gould, state that the ‘familists’ taught the
deification of man.
Pagitt, in his heresiography (1645) similarly accuses the
familists of teaching the deification of man as the
Everlasting Gospel." 19
corresponding Footnote further connections and influences are
Hill: "Anti-Trinitarianism ruled in the English radical
underground from Lollards to familists to socinians. One
form or another of the heresy was accepted by many Baptists
and probably by John Goodwin, William Ebery, Clement
Wrighter, as well as by Milton, Locke, and Newton."20.
should be noted that the Puritans mentioned above, believed
like the Mormons that by going to North America they would be
establishing the "New Jerusalem" or "heaven on
earth", which is actually Dominionist theology. Also,
because of who they believed they were, it was British Israel
doctrine. This New Jerusalem mentality was found in Europe and
other centers throughout the years. Paul Boyer writes:
millenial expectations in England receded after 1660,
American Puritans increasingly found prophetic meaning in
their own history..." 21
Mather in 1676, speculated about America's prophetic destiny
as a forerunner or "type" of the New Jerusalem.
Boston political leader Samuel Sewell, writing in 1697,
shared Mathers convictions that America might be the 'seat
of the Divine Metropolis,' in the Millenium." 22
of "Christ in you" was a great part of the teaching
of those who came to be known as "Keswick" teachers.
Among its adherents are A.B. Simpson, Andrew Murray, F. B.
Meyer, Jessie Penn-Lewis, Watchman Nee, DeVern Fromke, etc.
This teaching, “Christ within" or “god within” each
person has been disseminated by occultists Carl Jung, Jay
Gary, Tony Campolo, Agnes Sandford, etc. and also George Fox. It
is different than the concept and truth of the indwelling of
the Spirit of Christ, or Holy Spirit, given to all that accept
Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. [Romans 8:9-11]
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Crouch has taught of the “god within” in the 3/93 Praise
the Lord newsletter as does his pastor, Jack Hayford who
taught it as early as 1979 and 1986.
miracles really did cease at 90 A.D. ... If we are not
'little Gods,' we will apologize to you in front of ten
thousand times ten thousand before the Crystal Sea!" [Hayford
has taught the "little Gods" heresy himself,
specifically in a message first recorded in 1979 (titled
"Marching Against Mammon") and rebroadcast on a on
a 10/2/86 Living Way radio program.] 7.
following are some of the many Guests advertised as appearing
on the TBN, Praise The Lord Show. Many are names discussed in
this or other Seek God research articles. Some of the names are
found on the TBN advertising section, Links
To Ministries Appearing Nationally on TBN which states,
"...we have chosen to link to those we feel would be of
the most interest to TBN viewers through their participation
in our national telecasts": >http://www.tbn.org/links.htm
Smith, Bill McCartney, James Ryle, Bill
Bright [CNP], Chuck
Missler [CNP], Billy
Graham, Franklin Graham, Hank Hanegraaff, Charles
James Dobson [CNP], Hal Lindsey, Yonggi
David Cho, Steve
Strang, Jesse Duplantis, William
Dannemeyer [CNP], Greg Laurie, Tim
& Beverly Le Haye
[CNP], Zola Levitt, Grant Jeffrey, Chuck Swindoll, Dr.
James Kennedy [CNP], Paul Cain, Brother Andrew (Open
Doors); Jews For
Ted Baehr [CNP], Dr. Roy Blizzard, Reinhard Bonnke, Pat
Boone [CNP] & Shirley; Harold
David Breese [CNP], Ray Brubaker (God's News), Larry
Burkett [CNP], Morris Cerullo, Rabbi David
Chernoff [MJAA], Kenneth Copeland, Raymond Cohen (AM
Messianic Mission, Beth Yeshua, Inc.), Rev.
Jerry Falwell [CNP], Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, (The
International Fellowship of Christian & Jews), Dr.
Leighton Ford, (Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.), Francis
Frangipane, Bill Gaither, John Hagee, Ted Haggard, Kenneth
Hagin, Jack Hayford, Dr.
E. V. Hill [CNP], Benny Hinn, Dr. David Hocking, Rodney
Howard-Browne, Paul & Peter Lalonde, Freda Lindsay,
Bishop Eddie Long, Marlin
Maddoux [CNP], Peter
Marshall [CNP], Josh McDowell, George Otis, Senator
H. L. Richardson [CNP], Oral & Evelyn Roberts, Pat
Robertson [CNP], William (Bill) Schnoebelen, Dr.
Robert Schuller, Jay
Sekulow [CNP] , Richard Shakarian, Gary Smalley, R. C.
Sproul, Vinson Synan, Jack & Rexella Van Impe, Father
Manning-a Catholic priest [Source: PTL Broadcast
April 7 & TBN's
Address Book >http://www.tbn.org/MINISTRY/ministry.htm
To Ministries Appearing Nationally on TBN >http://www.tbn.org/links.htm
For Chuck Colson See: Evangelicals
and Catholics Together
listed are considered experts on the New Age or occult, viewed
as Discernment ministries or THE Christian Leaders of today.
As we've shown throughout this website articles, most are
ecumenical in some way, and involved in promotion of any
one of the Four Waves into their particular sphere of
A query to John Hagee's ministry provided the
information that to be advertised on TBN network, each must
pay 2.5 Million dollars, which was increased another 35%
January 1st, 2000.[$3,375,000.00] According to the Hagee
Ministry representative spoken to, if John Hagee doesn't
appear on the show, he can't be advertised on the Network.
[Telephone conversation April 7, 2000]
they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men
in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is
the root of all evil: which while some coveted after,
they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves
through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee
these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness,
faith, love, patience, meekness."
They Shall Be as gods
British Israel /Christian Identity Connection
1. THE LIFE OF CHARLES F PARHAM:
Founder of the Apostolic Faith Movement; p. 14, Sarah E.
Parham; Garland Publishing, Inc.; New York & London, 1985;
original in 1930
2. Ibid. p. 191
3. 3. A brief History of Some Women
in Ministry, by Richard M. Riss
4. "Friends, Society of,"
Microsoft\'ae Encarta\'ae 98 Encyclopedia. 1993-1997 Microsoft
5. Mircea Eliade, Editor; The
Encyclopedia of Religion; p. 404; New York, Macmillan
Publishing Company; 1987
6. James Hastings, Editor; Hastings
Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics; New York, Charles
Scribners Sons; 1951; Article:Friends, Society of; p. 142
7. BDM http://www.rapidnest.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/hayford/
8. "Inner Light" Encyclopædia
Britannica Online. February 4 2000
9. op.cit. Mircea Eliade;
Article: Quakers; p. 130
10. John C. Carlile. The Story of the
English Baptist's; p. 14, London, James Clarke Co. 1905
11. "Quietism," Microsoft\'ae
Encarta\'ae 98 Encyclopedia. 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation
12. Ibid. "Molinos, Miguel
13. James Hastings, Editor; Hastings
Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics; New York, Charles
Scribners Sons; 1951; Article:Friends, Society of; p. 143
14. The Psychology of Religion, p.
271; George A. Coe; The University of Chicago Press; 1916
15. op. cit.,
16. Ibid. "Ranters,"
17. Ibid. "Ranters,"
18. Ibid. "Familists,"
19. Joachim of Fiore and the myth of
the Eternal Evangel in the nineteenth century." p. 20; Marjorie
Reeves & Warwick Gould; Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1987
20. Ibid. "John Reeve,"
Prophecy and Millenarianism. p.317"
21. When Time Shall Be No More:
"Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture." p. 68;
Paul Boyer, Bell Knapp Press, Harvard University Press,
1995; orig. 1992
22. Ibid. p.69
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