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.
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Single-Subject Profile Articles
Lysa TerKeurst/Proverbs 31 Ministries: Leaving Lysa: Why You Shouldn’t Be Following Lysa TerKeurst or Proverbs 31 Ministries
Christine 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.
Jennifer Kennedy Dean
Rachel Held Evans
Chrystal Evans Hurst
Anne Graham Lotz
Amanda Bible Williams
Nancy (Leigh) DeMoss Wolgemuth
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.
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.
Jesus Culture/Bethel Music/Bethel Church (Redding, CA)/Bill Johnson: Excellent resources here*, here, here, here, 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.)
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.)
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.