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I have been missing from certain television shows. People are asking why. They deserve an answer but I was not ready to go public until now.
I still believe in these shows. And, I am deeply grateful for the strong support they have given to our tent crusades.
But I had to step away for two reasons. You will notice that both reasons have only to do with soul winning.
1. The harvest is so great that it is consuming all of my time. The despair in America runs so deep that 20% of our youth have frequent thoughts of suicide. Furthermore, 9% of them have actually attempted suicide. And fentanyl is killing our kids on a scale we have never known in America.
Lost souls are stampeding to the tent to be saved. The harvest is so great that we have a critical shortage of workers to handle all of those who are coming to the Lord. This has placed severe demands on my schedule.
2. I do not want to be on at the same time as a certain other guest. It has to do with his association with two false preachers. I went to him—as Jesus taught, privately. I implored this person to deal with these counterfeit voices. He did not agree with my counsel.
One of these false ministers is called a prophet and another that is called a seer.
Why am I so adamant about these false prophets? Once again, you will see it has everything to do with preaching the gospel.
Why am I so adamant about these false prophets?
These false preachers say things that are absolutely insane and unscriptural. Examine:
One of them claims to see roller coasters, mountains of Jell-O, pudding ponds, cows on tractors and the fictional character of Santa Claus in heaven.
There is no way this is true because the Bible says that all the works of Earth will be burned up. That means they will not reappear in heaven. Second Peter 3:10 (KJV): "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
There is no way this is true because the Bible says that all the works of Earth will be burned up.
By claiming frequent visits to heaven and relating the details, she fancies herself above Paul the apostle. Paul said it was unlawful for him to say what he saw. Second Corinthians 12:2-4 says, "I know a man in Christ who 14 years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows—how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."
The female false seer said she saw souls getting second chances after they die. I do not need to tell you how dangerous that is! The Bible says, "And as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this the judgment" (Heb. 9:27).
The other false prophet is just as dangerous. Recently, he stood in a pulpit in Nashville and told the people to shut up if they did not believe there were mountains of Jell-O in heaven. He claimed God turned the Red Sea into Jell-O. Then he said there is a secret code that prophets know, and we needed to trust the prophets who possess this code in order to understand a deeper level of the Bible. This, my friend is straight up new age and occult teaching—not to mention medieval Catholicism.
The bottom line:
I am against these false preachers for the same reason I am against leftist politicians. I did not pick a fight with them. The Left jumped the fence and came after the gospel.
William J. Federer said, "The most important thing is to bring people to Christ. The second most important thing is to preserve the freedom to do the most important thing." I jumped into the fray because of the threat to the gospel.
By opposing these false ministers I am fighting the very same fight—for the sake of the gospel.
You should not accuse me of making these fake ministers look bad. You should be horrified that they are making the gospel look bad.
These false voices are a greater threat to the gospel because they cause outsiders to slander the gospel of Jesus Christ. They give our enemies ammunition to tell people, "See, this is what Christianity is! Stay away from it!"
Second Peter 2:2, confirms the danger of their slander. "But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered."
But they are also doing double damage. They deceive people in the kingdom keeping them from true revival while preventing souls from entering the kingdom. They are guilty of the charge that Jesus levelled at the Pharisees. "For you shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. You won't go in yourselves, and you don't let others enter either," (Matt. 23:13). They are more dangerous than you realize.
Matthew Henry said "One traitor inside the church is worse than a thousand persecutors outside the church." But modern preachers do not agree. They think preachers like me are overreacting. That we should leave it in God's hands and He will take care of it.
But Paul said in 1 Timothy 1:3-4, "As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus so that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith."
I long to be back on to these shows I love and support. My prayer is this will be resolved. But I cannot compromise truth. Too many souls are at stake.
I am also contending for the reformation of the church—a moral cleansing that will wake us up, in order to bring in this massive harvest.
For the original article, visit mariomurillo.org.
Mario Murillo rose from poverty in the Mission District of San Francisco. After being revolutionized by Christ, he felt a call to evangelize at the University of California at Berkeley. The students rejected his efforts until a desperate prayer led to an unprecedented supernatural outpouring. Students started to report miraculous healings. After a four-day conference in San Jose, California, extended to six months, with nearly 250,000 people in attendance, he launched his international ministry. Since then Murillo's voice has been heard by millions around the world, bringing a message that zeroes in on the hurts of society and Christ's power to end addiction, racism, violence and disease.
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