Rodney Howard Browne, The Heretic Who Laid hands On Trump…

I was heartened the other day when I read that the President of the United States took time out of his busy schedule to allow an “Evangelical Minister” to lay hands on Him and pray. He needs prayer, and the support of the evangelical church, as much as possible.

But then my joy turned to angst when I read further, that the “evangelical minister” who prayed for Trump, was in fact a spiritually dangerous counterfeit, a purveyor of false doctrine and gnostic, experience based spirituality named Rodney Howard Browne.

I shouldn’t have been surprised because one of the President’s closest Spiritual advisor, is  a televangelist and Word of Faith heresy  proponent Paula White who is of the same heretical ilk as Rodney Howard Browne.

In short Rodney Howard Browne is the Father of the so called “Laughing Revival” of mysticism and Spiritual Drunkenness which led directly to the disastrously destructive “Toronto Blessing” which spread through Pentecostal, Charismatic and Even evangelical churches in the late 1990’s spreading heresy, false doctrine, mystical experience, deception and delusion throughout the world.

Howard Browne is famous for calling himself the “Holy Ghost Bartender” and inducing people into states of Spiritual Drunkenness, and has destroyed much of what was left of the sense of the true Fear of God in many, many Pentecostal, Charismatic churches. I consider him a minister of Judgment and part of the Strong, God sent Delusion.

In the interest of discernment and for the sake of real prayer by real Christians, I am excerpting a chapter of my 1995 book, WEIGHED AND FOUND WANTING;PUTTING THE TORNOTO BLESSING IN CONTEXT, to let you know just who this man is.

 

Who Is Rodney Howard Browne?

He was born into a Pentecostal home, an atmosphere that was bathed in prayer. By his own testimony, he was saved at the age of five and baptized in the Holy Spirit at age eight. Both at home and in the Pentecostal church he attended, he testifies of

“continually [seeing] supernatural manifestations.”2
His own “baptism of fire” occurred in 1979, while he was still a teenager. Hereis how he tells it.

I knew that there was more, much more…In July of 1979, I cried out to God in sheer desperation. I wanted Him to manifest Himself to me and in me. I was hungry…As I prayed that day, I told the Lord, “Either you come down here and touch me, or I am going to come up there and touch you.” I was desperate. I must have called out to God for about 20 minutes that day. Suddenly, the fire of God fell on me. It started on my head and went right down to my feet. His power burned in my body and stayed like that for three whole days…I was really praying, “Lord, I am too young to die.” In the fourth day, I am not praying, “O Lord send your glory,” I am praying, “Please lift it off me so that I can bear it.” I was plugged into heaven’s electric light supply…my desire has been to go and plug other people in. My whole body was on fire…Out of my belly began to flow a river of living water. I began to laugh uncontrollably and then I began to weep and then speak with tongues. I was so intoxicated on the wine of the Holy Ghost that I was beside myself…Because of that encounter with the Lord, my life was radically changed from that day on.3

Rodney Howard Browne proceeds in the book to relate changes in his ministry after that anointing with fire, while preaching in a Methodist church. I’ll let him tell it in his own humorous way.

We were preaching in a Methodist church. I was back in the vestibule—which is a holy name for a plain old office—preparing for service. One of the young ladies came into the office and asked me to pray for her because she was in terrible pain…I got my hand halfway to her head, almost like a gunslinger would draw a gun out of a holster, and point it at his opponent. Suddenly, unexpectedly, it felt like my finger tips came off. I felt a full volume of anointing flow out of my hand. The only way I can explain it is to liken it to a fireman holding a fire hose with a full volume of water flowing out of it. The anointing went right into her. It looked like someone had hit her in the head with an invisible baseball bat and she fell to the floor…4

On and on it goes.

Notice the sensuality of the testimony, though. The fire of God courses through his body, it shoots out of his fingers, like a gun, she gets hit by an invisible bat! The concept behind the word sensual is not always referring to “sexual.” Sensual refers to the things pertaining to the five physical senses. Rodney Howard Browne has a very sensual ministry. The promise is held out that you are going to be touched by God, you’re going to feel God, you’ll even get drunk on the new wine! You’ll laugh, stagger, get stuck to the floor, and generally have an all out good time! It’s “fun” going to these meetings!

Back to Who is Rodney Howard Browne?

In 1987, Rodney Howard Browne left his native South Africa to come to the

United States, on a “word from God.” By that time, he had already pioneered a church, pastored for a time and been on the pastoral staff of Ray McCauley’s Rhema Bible Church in Johannesburg. Upon arriving in America, he commenced an itinerant ministry.

It was at a series of meetings in Albany, New York in 1989 that the unusual manifestations had begun to take place. It began to occur at a time when both he and his wife were hungry for God to move. As he was preaching at a morning meeting, he said a cloud filled the room, visible to others, but not to him. He could feel it, though. People began falling out of their seats as he preached.

While I was preaching, the power of God began to fall. Many people began to fall out of their seats. It looked like someone was shooting them and in some places whole rows at a time would go down. They were laughing and crying and falling all over the place and looked like drunken people.5

Rodney Howard Browne became an internationally prominent revivalist after a Spring, 1993 meeting at an Assembly of God church in Lakeland, Florida, the Carpenter’s Home Church. He was scheduled for one week, but the meeting lasted four! People who heard about it flew in from as far away as Africa, Great Britain and Argentina. What made the difference in this revival meeting? According to Charisma Magazine,

The difference was the laughter. No matter what Howard Browne did or said, hundreds who attended the daily sessions always ended up on the sanctuary floor in helpless laughter. When the services were broadcast on radio, more curious seekers showed up to join the fun.6

In Conclusion

I suppose I could go on and on, “building a case,” about my reservations of the ministry of Rodney Howard Browne, but why? After all of the above, if you don’t have serious problems, you are also a victim of the continuous conditioning that has taken place. Keep in mind that it was a transference of his “anointing” into Randy Clark who brought “it” to Toronto, that “birthed” the Toronto Blessing. I hope that I have brought some clarity to the issue. This is not about personality, it’s about truth. Can you see Jesus or the apostles even remotely promoting anything like this? I think not.

 

Is Rodney Howard Browne correct when he dismisses his critics by saying things like,

Now some would say, “I don’t believe it,” that’s fine, those people that don’t want to believe it, they probably wouldn’t believe anything. They probably wouldn’t believe the Bible…16

On the contrary, I don’t buy this, and I believe in the Bible! I also believe in the present activity of the Holy Spirit. I consider myself to be spirit filled and have seen many “signs, wonders, and gifts of the Holy Ghost” over the years in my ministry as well as in many other fellow ministers. We have witnessed the casting out of devils, healing of the sick, and powerful life transformations, all to confirm the preaching of the gospel! So don’t dismiss me as an unbelieving, religious dead head!

I want to close this chapter by encouraging you to hold fast to that which is good. We know that certain men have crept in unawares, but that doesn’t mean that we have to throw out the validity of supernatural workings of God. The Pentecostal experience is needed now more than ever, God’s people do need a fresh baptism in the Holy Ghost, to witness afresh to this sin-sick generation.

End Notes

1. July 21, 1994, Testimony Service Videotape. RHBEA Camp Meeting. Louisville, Kentucky. 2. Rodney Howard Browne. “The Touch of God.” Page 71.
3. Ibid. Pages 73-74.
4. Ibid. Page 76.

5. Ibid. Page 100.
6. Julia Duin. “Praise the Lord and Pass the New Wine.” Charisma Magazine. August, 1994.
7. Rodney Howard Browne. “The Coming Revival.” Page 14.
8. Ibid. Pages 13-14.
9. Francis Frangipane. “Rising to Christ’s Stature.” Charisma Magazine. December, 1994.
10. Rodney Howard Browne. “The Coming Revival.” Page 14.
11. Ibid. Page 27.
12. Rodney Howard Browne. “The Reality of the Person of the Holy Spirit.” RHBEA Publications. 13. Rodney Howard Browne. “Manifesting the Holy Ghost.” Pages 25-27. RHBEA Publications. 14. Ibid.

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15. Tricia Tillin. “Is It Revival?” Mainstream. Summer, 1994. Banner Ministries Publication, Box 23, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1QR, United Kingdom.
16. Bob and Molly DeAndrea. “The Good Life.” Television Show. Florida. Date Unknown.(Weighed and Found Wanting;putting the Toronto Blessing in context)

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33 Responses to Rodney Howard Browne, The Heretic Who Laid hands On Trump…

  1. mellany E McKenzie says:

    Hello,
    This is what happened at r church when r leadership came back from the so called Toronto Blessing
    I call it a curse
    R church in time was destroyed and so were many lives, b/c that is what a church is
    People, not buildings.

    God’s word is true and it is what I cling to
    Not Holy Ghost revival.
    I believe at the beginning we were all sincere but at the end of it there had been a murder, sexual immorality, divorces,
    The whole thing was a gong show.

    I have come back to the LORD b/c of HIs mercy but my dtrs. r lost
    The screaming, the yelling, the Holy Ghost craziness
    The whole desire to bend God to your will instead of bending to God’s will.

    Saying your will be done Christ JESUS, not mine.
    I have learned to say that and mean it.
    To fear the LORD in reverence is a good thing.

    I noticed Paula White at the inauguration of the President and I wondered then.

    I live in Canada and I so appreciated your last blog.

    I still believe in the moving of the precious Holy Spirit but again His leading not mine.
    To trust and obey b/c there is no other way to be happy in JESUS but to trust and obey

    So many tears and so many heartaches.

    so thankful for Pastor Mike Warren’s online church.
    His Wednesday nite bible study as well.
    I don’t think we ever opened the bible at the time in my walk except to seek an experience

    I like learning the word, that God is faithful, true, merciful, cannot lie, and does not suffer fools gladly.

    In Christ

    Marantha!

    Mellany

  2. Hope says:

    Reblogged this on 1 Way 2 Yahweh and commented:
    Thank you, Pastor Bill. I had hoped you would comment on this subject. Donald Trump truly does not discern the wolves that surround him.

  3. Lovey says:

    Indeed we walk by faith ….no signs and wonders….signs and such were to authenticate the ministry of the apostles and then Paul who was called by Jews Christ to be the apostle to the Gentiles ….His gospel was revealed to him of the mystery hid in God since before the beginning of the world

    It is distinctly separate from the gospel of the kingdom promised to Abraham and his seed where they will one day have an earthly kingdom with Jesus Christ as their King

    The church of this dispensation of Grace is destine to live eternity in the heavenly kingdom ….

    The Jews seek after signs and the signs faded from their usefulness as the dispensati N of the mystery …the age of Grace was established as Paul’s ministry proceeded to
    Bring the gospel of the mystery of the one Body of Christ neither Jew nor gentile …by faith alone ….in Christ’s finished work

    Believers are saved unto study and rightly divide the Word of God and to make all men see what is the mystery of the fellowship of the Gospel revealed to Paul and to all who will receive his gospel different than that which was to Israel

    The signs and wonders movement is a deceiption offered to those who seek after what is not of God but an accommodation by the god of this age ..the prince of the power of the age….the father of lies…the devil

    There is a way that SEEMETH rightly ti a man but the way therein is death

    It is vanity

  4. Lovey says:

    Correction…. not “Jews Christ”!!!! It was supposed to be “Jesus Christ “….auto correct or fat thumbs ??!!!

  5. Rosie Higgs says:

    We saw the devastating fall out after TB hit one of the churches we were in, marriages broken, minds affected, depression, demonic manifestations. Self control is a fruit of the Holy Spirit and the lack of that with the uncontrollable laughter was shocking. As Pastor Bill says, to be charged with not believing the Bible because we don’t go along with those things is insulting to say the least. I don’t pretend to know all the Bible but unlike many I do read it every day and pray for the Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth and I pray that He does to the so many who are deceived by these charlatans and that they will come to their senses and come out of those churches. God bless, Pastor Bill and your church too. Rosie HIggs

  6. Spiritual fornication. I made a comment on my FB page with an article attached about this disturbing event. I got a comment, well at least he is accepting christians into his office to pray for him, Unfortunately Trump unwittingly is giving some of the worst examples of “christianity” a certificate of validation.

  7. fran mcgibbon says:

    Thank you, Pastor Randles

  8. Jody says:

    You are right on the money, Pastor. Agree 100%. Keep up the good work.

  9. Keith Howard-Browne says:

    Goodness gracious me! A Heretic, eh? As a Howard-Browne (please note correct spelling) family member, I am deeply offended that you attach such a label to someone who I actually know, and by association an entire family of pastors who have ministered the Word of God faithfully to the members of their congregations since the early 1900’s.
    You Sir, clearly do not know the heart of this man. If you did, you would not engage in the divisiveness you have behind the curtain of ‘discernment’.
    I don’t know you, Pastor Randles nor have I heard you minister, and I make my comment purely on your words in this article. Examine your heart Sir, and consider that maybe – just maybe – you have rushed to judgement.
    God bless you and guide you in your continued ministry.

    Keith Howard-Browne

    • billrandles says:

      Kieth,thanks for writing me,I respect the fact that you challenge my assertion that your brother Rodney Howard-Browne is a heretic. rather than expect anyone to merely take my word for it,I will post an article explaining why I believe your brother is a real heretic and has done much damage to the true Church.

      • Keith Howard-Browne says:

        Not to be nit-picky, but he is not my brother. A 2nd cousin actually.
        While I understand how easy it is to dismiss someone’s comments simply because they come from a family member, those commenting in this blog have no clue what conversations have taken place withing the Howard-Browne family about the subject. I point you back to your comments and judgments.
        Pastor Bill – I understand that you seek the truth and want to expose any heretical teaching for what it is, as do I. I simply point out that that the broad-brushing / blanket statements you have made (including whether or not he (Rodney) is a Christian) about a man whose heart you do not know is simply wrong.

  10. Lovey says:

    Hard to be biblically sound when loyalty to a personality obscures right division of the scriptures ….at some point loyalty becomes a stronghold ,blinding the eyes and stopping the ears

    Gods love exposes error

    Human affections hinder the receiving of it

  11. billrandles says:

    Kieth, doesn’t what Rodney has said in public and has has done as well, bear any weight with you? “Holy Ghost Bartender”??? That in itself doesn’t bother you? Ministering Spiritual Drunkenness and putting pastors in trances? I don’t know Rodney’s heart and don’t have to know it, I can’t know it, only God truly knows it. But as a Pastor I have to identify those who distort and deviate from the faith “once and for all delivered to the Saints” , all I have to go by is Words and Deeds. You will know them by their fruits. Look at the broken churches, ruined lives and destroyed testimony in the way of the “Laughing revival”, the Toronto Blessing that followed and the Pensacola “revival”, all of which came as a result(partially) of your cousin’s ‘ministry’.

    • A few years I did a lot of research on these fake preachers. I was dumbfounded when I would visit their websites. I still have numerous files on all my research.. You are so right Bill. Seeing all these false prophets and craziness in churches was like opening a flood gate and the signs of the last days rushing through. Sad for the ones who weren’t taught the Bible as a child and are being deceived. There are also numerous others and the Toronto Blessing was one of the worst.

  12. Lovey says:

    I believe right doctrine is of the greatest importance that we have been given the command to study and rightly divide the scriptures .
    Would you mind taking a listen to what is offered by these sites and let me know what you think as far as biblical accuracy?

    Graceambassadors.com

    And another …

    Gracebibleambassadors.com

    Being able to consider the biblical standing of such things as ministries are putting forth depends upon reading and rightly dividing the Word of Truth

    It’s good to remain willing to pursue understanding from personal study as “all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine ..reproofs and correction which is instruction in righteousness that a man of God may be throughly furnished u to all good works 2 Tim 3:16-17

    Selective reading according to pretext is a mishandling of the Word that leads away from what the scriptures were provided foenhs to know and learn

    Anyone who has doubts about what is true has the scriptures to study and seek to learn but it must be received with MEEKNESS not to men but toward God ….because it is the engraphed word that saves the soul but it must be rightly divided so we don’t try to apply what was written to another audience of another time and dispensation .

    God doesn’t change but how He instructs people of a distinction He has made does change of what we see in how He commanded various people throughout the records of scripture

    The confusion caused in how to tell what is the instruction for the Body of Christ ones from wrongly dividing to whom and what Gods instructions are to these distinctions we can identify in the scriptures

    Some of these wrong teachings have come from sincere people who have been taught by others who may or may not have deliberately taught error being deceived themselves

    We who care about learning the truth from the Bible need to be fully pursuaded by the study of scripture rightly divided else these issues become hinderances to our own walk as well as anyone we hope to encourage to trust in the Lord and His finished work.

    2 Tim 2:15 is not a suggestion but a serious exhortation for us today …now more than ever as many who claim truth may be sincere but sincerely in error

  13. Mechelle says:

    I’m so sorry but you are deceived!

  14. Dee says:

    Thank you, Bill for pointing out what some people do not want to admit.

    Q: WHY are we reprimanded for choosing to obey our Lord in using God-given discernment???

    JESUS commands His followers:
    “WATCH OUT for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. BY THEIR FRUIT you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but A BAD TREE BEARS BAD FRUIT. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, BY THEIR FRUIT you WILL RECOGNIZE them.”
    Matthew 7:15-20

    May the LORD continue to grant His wisdom and discernment for those with ‘eyes to see and ears to hear’… “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil.”

    Those who choose to be deceived will be.

  15. Lovey says:

    Kindly supply chapter and verses please to support your statement Mechelle

  16. Donald van der Merwe says:

    Hello I am Donald and live in South Africa. I would like to add to the above discussion if I may…

    One does not have to meet a person to understand what is in their heart. There are many preachers who have died in the Lord whose teachings we still use and respect to this day. I have never met them but what came out of their hearts shows what was in their heart and what they believed. Mark 7:20 says it all and it was Jesus speaking and it is still Him speaking today: It is not what a man eats but what a man believes that proceeds out of him and defiles him. Mark 7:14-23 emphasis on verse 7 Mar 7:20  And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.  This is also what Jesus was warning His disciples of in Matthew 16:1-19. Verse 19 declares that false teachings given by false teachers will bind people to this earth nullifying the true Gospel that draws people to God and eternal life through the finished work of Jesus Christ His Son. We cannot judge according to our own opinion we can only judge by what has been revealed by God from His Word and what is written therein. I was in the army and I had to abide by the military disciplinary code. If I contravened that disciplinary code I faced a court martial. I am not tried according to a persons opinion but by military doctrine out of which comes all the commands and instructions I need to be a soldier.

    We did not know God and we were not even looking for Him but His Word revealed to us by faithful preachers shows us what He believes and wants us to believe. No one can come to Jesus Christ unless the Father draws him/her and how does He do that… through the preaching of the Word which judges the heart Heb 4:12. Rom 10:14  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? All scripture is God breathed and is made known to us by obedient ministers of His Word. We are to believe God who, by His Holy Spirit, is working through the preacher. 1 Cor 2:11 Rom 4:3  For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  Heb 3:7. Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Heb 3:8  Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: Joh 16:13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  Joh 16:14  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. Mat 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Eph 4:5  One Lord, one faith, one baptism, Eph 4:6  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (emphasis mine).

    All genuine ministers of Gods Word have His authority to preach the Word and will be held accountable for every idle word said in His name. Not only that the minister will have to give an account as to every sheep under his care. The sheep are never ever his they are the Lords and that minister has been entrusted with caring for them. If any go missing then it is expected of him to go and find that one that has gone astray and bring him/her back. If not he will have to give an account. False teachers of the Word of God will also give an account for every word they have spoken in Jesus’ name because by their false teachings they have brought the name of Jesus Christ into disrepute and nullify the Gospel that would save a person from hell and ultimately the lake of fire.

    I absolutely love it when a pastor such as Bill Randles acts in accordance with what the Word of God says and protects the sheep. It shows his love for me. I do not believe a true minister of the Gospel, who is being lead by the Spirit of God, will dare to come with his own opinion without declaring that what he is saying is of his own opinion. What is given from heaven for our edification and protection must be given entirely as it was given without any changes or compromises (1 Cor 4:1-6). Therefore I say our Chief Shepherd, who is Jesus Christ together with the Apostles and prophets did not carry out any such false signs or teachings. A true minister does as Jesus did ….. only what they see their Father in heaven doing … Judge everything by the Word of God and the true example given to us in Jesus Christ who was an exact representation of the Father in heaven. I have never seen anywhere in scripture where God tolerated blasphemy, Also consider He will not hold guiltless he who takes His name in vain … Exo_20:7  Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

    Always measure the heart of a person by the divine plumbline (the Word of God) Amos 7:7. What people say and do show what is going on in their heart.

  17. Lovey says:

    Indeed it is the Word of God which is the divider of our thoughts and intentions

    The Word of God also divides itself according to hteee distinctives as well….”time past”…”but now” And the “ages to come ”

    Three people groups …Israel….whose Messiah was and will be Jesus…”But now” The church of the mystery revealed to a Paul the Apostle called by the risen Jesus Christ to preach the gospel hid in God before the world began which is the Body of Christ made up if neither Jew nor Gentile as His death on the cross , burial and resurrection has provided full payment for whomsoever believes His finished work has saved us from any judgemtne and condemnation for sin. And the third group identified saved under the program of the Israelites that they would be believing Jesus Christ is their Messiah ans found in the old testament and are of those saved after the age of Grace of the dispensation of the mystery revealed to Paul…whose instructions are provided in the baboons of Hebrews through Revelation as well as in the Gospels and Old Testament books speaking of the time of Jacob’s Trouble where those who believe in jeiss as their Messiah will have to live under the resumed program which was to Israel

    These distinctions have been clouded by way of Christians believing what is addressed to Israel of time past somehow still is addressed to the Body of Christ in this time of “but now” as they also tremble under the instructions proved for those who believe after the conclusion of the Grace administration recorded in Pauls Epistles given to Him for the. Key of Christ to walk in

    These distinctions have been lost to many of the Christian church by way of the Higher criticism “techniques” of scholarship which has diminished the Word of God through many fleshly approaches to the God breathed Word

    It has caused many to fall for signs and wonders , confusion about whether we are safe dby faith alone in Jesus finished work alone or must “endure to the end” which instruction was to those who believe after the departure of the church of the Body upon the fulfillment of the time of the Gentiles and the resuming of the program to Israel mean sof salvation still by faith but without the INDWELLING of the Holy Spirit thus they must endure to the end

    The believer of His Grace Administration is saved by faith alone and not by sight which asserts the written inspired Word of God is the means by which we hear and receive and believe and are sealed …saved unto the good works of God finished as we then are told to study and rightly divided the Word as it is the “word of reconciliation ” provided for us to speak as it is the faithful word able to save men’s souls with the directions given to the Body of Christ as we have the ministry of received reconciliation

    It is the Word of God heard rightly divided that once heard and believed saves the souls of those who recognize their need for a Saviour

  18. Lovey says:

    Sorry about the many typos!….such tiny font on my phone and fat thumbs missing …too many errors to correct ☹️

    On important distinction was the three identities found in scripture

    Before Christ came there was the nation created by God named “Israel ” which was intended to become the nation which would function as priests to proclaim the word to the nations (Gentiles) under the ruler ship of their king and Messiah.

    When they rebelled and rejected God the Father in the OT….and rejected God the Son in the four gospels when Jesus came to Israel and fulfilled all of their prophesies that would identify they Messiah and they further rejected Jesus as their Messiah when they killed Stephen thus rejecting the Holy Spirit which indicted them through his bold speech TO ISRAEL…..then the Lord whose “gifts and callings are without repentance ”
    Turned to fulfill His plans to save the whole world through His gospel had the mystery of the period we are now in ….Israel fell from the ministry first offered to them to become a nation of priests …after the church of the BODY OF CHRIST is filled …the time of the Gentiles ….the “but now” period of time we live in now made of all who are saved …

    Israel was called to preach in an EARTHLY KINGDOM…. it fell upon not receiving the Messiah at His FIRST coming and now they seek Him to come according to their wanting only a conqueroring KING which for those who recognized their Messiah when He came the FIRST time but as the suffering servant ….

    Gentiles had no covenant with God and no knowledge of the prophesies and any who did want a relationship with the Lord had to go through the system God provided to Israel and and become a Jew by submitting to their rules….water baptism (as priests would do to prepare to serve in the temple ….this in the gospels they got water baptized as all Jews would be priests in the earthly kingdom when their Messiah came to rule and reign on the earthly kingdom promised to Abraham and David)

    God will keep His promises “but now” he has made a difference program wherein all may become saved and sealed into the Body of Christ

    This is different than the program given to Israel

    Now “whomsoever believeth” in Jesus Christ’s finished work on the cross and His resurrection when our salvation was completely finished is then Saved!

    The confusion caused by reading all scripture as if it is addressed to everyone the same denies the distinctions God has set forth for us to learn and know

    That requires what He has said for us to do …2 Tim 2:15….study to show yourself approved unto God a workman RIGHTLY DIVDING the word of truth

    The words “rightly dividing ” indicate we could “wrongly divide” what has been written TO us and many have been taught that all scripture is written TO all people

    God made distinctions in scripture which we do well to investigate as when we try to live by what is addressed to Israel those of the Body of Christ under this Grace Administration begin to have confusion

    The devil loves to cause confusion…..God is not the author of confusion and one reason we do see is that where confusion is is strife and every evil work

    Seeing how many believers leave the study of the Word to some “expert” there is plenty of the “lack of knowledge ” of scripture rightly divided which the Lord has said is destructive to those who claim His name

    Becoming a student of how the Word speaks by way of right division is a huge key to understanding and applying what the Lord has provided for our learning and DOCTRINE…reproof and CORRECTION
    That we would walk according to truth and speak what is beneficial to our need for right doctrine addressed to us today

    • R.L. says:

      I’m sorry for you Lovey, you’ve fallen for what I think is a heresy called “Hyperdispensationalism.”. Please do yourself a big favor and watch Jacob Prasch’s teaching regarding Dr. Randy White on YouTube. I am very familiar with what the hyperdispensationalists teach and they are experts at twisting scripture. I came close to getting pulled into those teachings but thank God the Holy Spirit showed me that their explanation of rightly dividing the Word of God is downright heretical, as are the teachings that follow that line of thinking. I implore you to watch Jacob’s comments about it on YouTube and ask for guidance from the Holy Spirit.

  19. Pip Corteen says:

    Sensible article…wish it had been you lating hands on President Trump!

  20. Pip Corteen says:

    Thank you so much..I’ve just spent a few hours reading your book on the Toronto blessings. Please write a much needed update or let me know of current writers you would recommend. I and my children were much damaged by some of the movements you decry. Pray for restoration.
    And may God bless you your family and your ministry.
    Yours in Him
    Pip Corteen

  21. William A Gracey says:

    Hi Bill
    Greetings from the UK. Disapointing to see this laying on of Hands from people that have brought the Gosple into disrepute..Some of those involed, would not havet been happy with what happen in the White house.
    But once Paula White had been invited to pray at the ,inauguration of Donald J Trump,these lastest developments come as no surprise.
    By the grace of God I have been aware of the distortion of the true Gosple of Jesus Christ our Lord for years.One of the clear signs was when the RC where endose by these preachers,I speak as ex RC. Some effort have been made, to get the Truth out to RC about the Gosple of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
    Richard Bennett who is Ex RC Priest’S and can be found at http://www.BereanBeacon It may help if you have question about why I have said what I have . May the Holy Spirit guide you to the Truth. I am also sure Bill Randles would happy to help also.
    Well Bill it look like you have enterd another Battle to stand for the truth of the Gosple. I pray that God protection you and your family. It a great responsibility to speak out about error in the church. God bless you, that you have not wavered in that responsibility. .

    Best Regards
    Bill
    stroud Green london

  22. PO says:

    Pastor Randles, we have to continue to pray for President Trump. I am still excited about him giving God the glory but praying with a few questionable people. I pray that Trump will see them for what they are. But at least we have a decent President who acknowledge God.

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  24. Leatha says:

    Thanks Bill, It is so important to speak truth, there are soooooooo many who have placed themselves in a position to have great influence over people, who have no idea what the word of God says or demands of His true followers. There are many scriptures one can refer to, but I pray that those who don’t know, will take this opportunity to get into the Word of God and have an encounter with the only true living God.

  25. ateafan says:

    Mr Randle, I don’t know you either … Some years ago now I began to research the whole Charismatic Movement and its manifestations. Somehow this lead to research into hypnosis – especially covert hypnosis. You can google both and there are a few books written on the subject. This post would be very long if I went into it all. After watching the short video on your post I noticed these things: First while everyone in the audience is out of control Mr Browne remains wholly in control and emotionless. Does this not strike you as odd? He uses his eyes and hands exactly how a hypnotist is trained to use also. Hypnotists use the subjects (in this case a whole room of people) emotions to prime them for what is called in the industry, induction. There are other methods too – such as sudden shouting or suddenly speaking very softly or slowly or quickly. A lot of it hinges on the way the hypnotist uses language. In charismatic services the music and preaching is used to stir peoples emotions. In an emotional state we become more suggestible. This is why the ‘manifestations’ in a charismatic service don’t just happen at the beginning of a service but later on toward the end of a service. When a person is in a trance state (as hypnotists call it) they are relaxed as in the video they fall over and lie on the floor apparently in a state of peace. People under hypnosis also report feeling clear of mind – or hyper alert. So while they are ‘at peace’ they are fully aware of their surroundings – as many people who have been ‘slain in the spirit’ (as charismatics like to call it) report. The person who is now in a hypnotic trance becomes hyper alert to the voice of the hypnotist and to his suggestions. Hypnotists implant suggestions in the subjects mind – this can be done while they are speaking and can seem inane at the time. After watching the video I believe Mr Brown uses the name ‘Jesus’ to trigger the manifestations. He speaks Jesus’ name violently. Christians believe the name of Jesus has power so this may explain why it can be used in this way by people like Mr Browne. I realise there is also demonic activity associated. Notice that some are not affected. There can be many reasons for this – it depends how suggestible you are. Critical thinking saves a person from this sort of manifestation but defences are lowered at these kind of services. According to the Bible mysticism leads to madness. Many charismatic people I knew suffer from depression and other mental illnesses now. They become very intense, anxious, hyperactive, feel isolated, misunderstoo. They can be illogical, exceptionally legalistic and superstitious, their ‘discernment’ being a form of projection, (of whatever is on their own mind and hearts) and they are swift and harsh judges of other Christians. They seldom ask questions. Many seem to lose the ability to communicate effectively with others and they become performance based and are often fearful and needy.
    Without seeing more of the service I can not say anymore about the methods this man uses to deceive gullible, vulnerable and desperate people. The biggest clue is his control. He is in control not the Holy Spirit. I have no doubt. The psychotherapy industry uses the same techniques as hypnotists by the way and has its roots in three men, Freud, Jung and Milton Erikson who all used hypnosis.

    • billrandles says:

      thanks for your input, I strongly agree with what you are saying. Twenty years ago a fellow minister and friend of mine presented an acquantance of his, with several hours of RHB videos. That acquantance happened to be a professional stage hypnotist. When he asked this man what he thought of RHB, (the man was obviously not born again) he said,”he is reprehensible!”
      My friend asked why and the other man said,”hypnotist have an established code of conduct and set of ethics, RHB is doing what we do but broke three cardinal rules! first of all, we never put anyone into a trance without telling them,secondly we never put anyone into a trance without taking them back out of one,and thirdly, we never,ever put children into trance,we consider all three of these practices as dangerous, but he violated them all!

      • ateafan says:

        Thanks for your reply Mr Randle. Yes dangerous and spiritual abuse when in a Christian context at least. The secular hypnotist is not spiritually abusing anyone because they are not claiming the effect of hypnotherapy/ hypnosis is a ‘touch from the Holy Spirit’ and are relatively open about what they are doing. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is not forgiveable and that is what these men and women are doing – blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. I feel no compassion for them at all & long for the day they exposed once and for all to see. I am thankful my own children are safe from these men and women – that they believed me when I told them of a character in our part of the world who was presenting himself as a cult like figure with these ‘gifts’.

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