Popular False Teachers

It saddens me to have to say it, but the most popular and best selling women’s “Bible study” authors, Christian conference speakers, bloggers, teachers, ministry heads, and social media personalities out there today are, almost without exception, false teachers. They rebelliously and unrepentantly preach to and teach men in violation of Scripture, and they twist Scripture to fit the unbiblical doctrines they teach.

Often, women (and sometimes pastors and elders) write to me, concerned over a particular teacher whose materials their church is using, and want to see evidence that this person is a false teacher. The articles below are evidentiary findings on today’s most popular “divangelistas” (as well as a few male teachers and ministries in general). Please use them as teaching tools in the spirit of 2 Timothy 2:24-26 to help others understand the false doctrine these people are proclaiming, keeping in mind that the people who follow them most likely simply don’t know they’re following false teachers.

If you are considering commenting or sending me an e-mail objecting to the fact that I warn against false teachers, please click here and read this article first. Your objection is most likely answered here. I won’t be publishing comments or answering emails that are answered by this article.

My Articles:

Single-Subject Profile Articles

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christine caineChristine Caine: Christine Caine: Have No Regard for the Offerings of Caine



“Would You Recommend This Teacher/Author?” Articles
Some of those listed below are NOT false teachers. These articles were written in response to readers asking whether or not I recommend a certain teacher.

Jennie Allen
Lisa Bevere
Jill Briscoe
Jennifer Kennedy Dean
Rachel Held Evans
Tony Evans
Lisa Harper
Chrystal Evans Hurst
Karen Kingsbury
Brenda Leavenworth
Heather Lindsey
Anne Graham Lotz
Leslie Ludy
Rebekah Lyons
Kelly Minter
Raechel Myers
Shauna Niequist
Bianca Olthoff
Jennifer Rothschild
Susie Shellenberger
Sheila Walsh
Wellspring Group
Amanda Bible Williams
Nancy (Leigh) DeMoss Wolgemuth

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Kay Arthur: Perceptions of Kay Arthur and Precept Ministries International.

Please be advised that while I do not recommend her, I DO NOT CONSIDER KAY ARTHUR TO BE A FALSE TEACHER. I include this article here as a categorization convenience to those who are searching for information on popular teachers.

Other Resources:

Disclaimer: I did not write these articles. I am not thoroughly familiar with all of these sites. I do not endorse anything on these sites that deviates from Scripture or conflicts with my beliefs as outlined in the “Welcome” or “Statement of Faith” tabs at the top of this page.

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Jen Hatmaker: Excellent resources herehere, here, here, and here.



hqdefaultHillsong/Brian Houston: A plethora of informative resources here, here, and here.




IF: Gathering: Excellent resources hereherehereherehere, and here.



International House of Prayer (IHOP): Excellent resources here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.




Jesus Calling (Sarah Young): Excellent resources herehere, here, and here.



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Jesus Culture/Bethel Music/Bethel Church (Redding, CA)/Bill Johnson: Excellent resources here*, hereherehere, here, here, here, here, here, and here. (*This article is from a secular source and was written by a non-Christian journalist, under cover at Bethel. It contains a smattering of profanity.)




Joyce Meyer: Excellent resources here, here, here, here, here, and here.



Joel and Victoria Osteen: Here’s an excellent brief article summing up the major theological problems with Joel and Victoria. (There is so much information out there on why Joel Osteen is a false teacher it would be impossible to list all of the resources. The only thing I would add to this article is one more reason to “mark and avoid” him: he violates Scripture by having his wife as co-pastor and allowing other women to preach.)



She Reads Truth: Excellent resources here and here.




Andy Stanley: Excellent resources here, here, here, here, and here.




Ann Voskamp: Excellent resources here, here, here, here, here and here.



If you’d like to check out some great, doctrinally sound authors and teachers, click the “Recommended Bible Teachers” tab at the top of this page.