Posted by: Damon Whitsell | April 5, 2011

Stripping away the Sheep’s Clothing of a Ravenous Wolve by Rich Vermillion

Our friend Rich Vermilion over at KennethCopelandBlog.com has written another excellent article at his main blog. Below is a small portion of his article.

There are many wolves at large today, prowling around with their “sheep’s clothing” draped across their furry shoulders, looking for any unsuspecting prey which they can devour for their own self-serving agendas. One even contacted me today, and tried to deceive me into advertising his alleged “ministry” for him on my websites, using a false confrontation about Kenneth Copeland as his “lure.”

Instead of playing his silly game, however, I decided to write this article and let him undress his true character for the entire world to see.

READ MORE HERE

I sometimes get accused of being anti-Charismatic and Pentecostal but this is simply untrue. While I do think both movements and traditions are fundamentally flawed and un-biblical, I am not against Charismatics and Pentecostals. Rather I am against the Word of Faith Movement (which is almost entirely heretical and abusive) and anyone from any group that is more like the Mafioso than Christ. That includes narcissistic and controlling people and groups from all theological traditions but it is my firm belief that both the Charismatic and Pentecostal Movements are rife breeding grounds for such groups and people because of the lack of structured accountability.

In 85 I was a charismatic for about 8 months. After they got through with me I did not walk into another church for 10 years and would walk away at the mere mention of the word “God” for about 5 years (My beliefs are not based on my experiences but rather my biblical studies). Since then I have been involved with 3 ministries that turned out to be very nefarious. One was Tic Toc Ministries and Monica Dennington (see here and here) and I hope to share my bad experiences with the other two ministries one day. But I would like to publicly acknowledge 4 people and their ministries that have prevented me from being totally against all things Charismatic and Pentecostal,, Rich Vermillion is definitely one of them. The other 3 are Guy Malone (and his wife) from Alien Resistance, John Marcus Stead, and our very own fellow groupblogger WoF Unveiled (which has turned out to be a great source of emotional support and a great friend to me). I AM VERY PROUD to call these Charismatic brothers,, BROTHERS IN CHRIST. And I am very blessed to think of a couple of them as friends. THANK YOU ALL FOR INFLUENCING MY LIFE IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY, You are all great ambassadors for Christ Jesus!!!

Sincerly,

Damon Whitsell

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