are grateful to Chris Klippert for forwarding this information. I have tried
to get to the bottom of Wilkerson's cult for some time with no success. He has
distanced himself from Bronsville and the Toronto Blessing, as well as other loonie
Charismatics. This seemed like a good trend. Yet his vision, which
catepulted him into the limelight of Christendom, was a screwy mess, which, when
correct, simply parroted the Bible's prophetic things.
to Dr. John Mac Arthur, a Lutheran Pastor was giving a vision in the some building
where Wilkerson gave his at the very same instant. The two visions did not agree,
but Wilkerson prevailed, and he was a hit.
between then and now Wilkerson has walked a cautious path. Now, we finally
have learned of his origins in Kathryn Kyhlman and the Hindu New Age teachings
she passed on to him. Two other men got their power and origins from Kuhlman--
Benny Hinn, and Dino Kartsenakis (Don't know the spelling).
Christian piano musician Dino Kartsonakis
uses New Age rifs in the treble to start many of his numbers, and Benny
Hinn teaches Hinduism in a Christian package. So, we now ask you to
examine David Wilkerson. He has to be highly dangerous since he has maintained
such a civilized aura in Charismania. Nothing could be further from the
Since we posted this examination of David Wilkerson, he was killed in an auto
accident. He had made some cryptic prophecy of his death, and, as if the shut
down Wilkerson's false prophetic blather, God took him up on it.
Mount Zion School
to Mount Zion School of Ministry? Be Warned!
son recently graduated from Mount Zion School of Ministry with the two-year diploma.
While he was attending, I definitely felt something was odd but couldnt
put our finger on the problem. Problem? What could possibly be wrong? Dave Wilkerson
is the sponsor and founder of Mount Zion School of Ministry! We sent our son with
utter confidence and trust. Unfortunately, we had no inkling of what was truly
happening at Mount Zion.
is Happening at Mount Zion School of Ministry?
administration of Mount Zion is putting forward perverse New Age Theology. These
Salvation though faith in Jesus Christ alone * Divine Healing as provided
for in the atonement1 * Empowerment for service through the Holy Ghost Baptism
than being built up with sound Biblical doctrine, Mount Zion students are lead
into a mystical world of monkish introspection and scourging of their inner selves.
They are taught that only through a long process of breaking and or physical (sickness)
can a believer be properly equipped for ministry. Personal Sorrow and suffering
are depicted as the only means to attain holiness and full unity or fellowship
with Christ.2 Ultimately, students are informed through Hannah
Hurnards writings that every human affection must be destroyed as a sacrifice
to God. The students are lead to believe that in this life, their human affections
must be completely removed. When this work is achieved inner sorrow and suffering
will supposedly vanish away!3 I have only recently discovered that
Dave Wilkerson also puts forward SOME of these ideas in his book Hungry For More
every teacher at Mount Zion does not promote The above Theology. Nonetheless,
every student is exposed to and strongly inseminated with these doctrines. When
my son gave a talk about victory in Jesus his message was refused and another
had to be submitted.
Truth? -- Oh Dear!
bazaar teachings at Mount Zion were clearly exemplified when my son initiated,
with some faculty resistance, a love offering to pay for a fellow students
tooth extraction. This student was suffering with two seriously decayed teeth
and defiantly did not have the resources to pay a dentist. A week or so after
the collection was gathered the students were informed that it was a sin to interfere
with Gods dealings. The students were told, that by giving help, we hinder
the suffering that God has willed and thus, a needed lesson will not be learned!
Reader, please remember
that the above approach to suffering is a fundamental tenant of Islam but not
Christianity. It is certainly not consistent with our past image of Dave Wilkerson
and his ministry! Nevertheless, this was not an isolated case at Zion. The prayer
of faith is not part of the Zion experience. Rather, suffering in body and soul
are put forward as Gods tools for our betterment. If this troubles you and
sounds unbelievable than check below and read our book review of Daves Hungry
for More of Jesus.
have told you the good news and from here things get much worse. At Mount Zion
School of Ministry President Catherine has stayed the course upon two books. First,
the Bible (good! very good!) as might be expected and secondly, the writings and
spirituality of Hannah Hurnard. In Dave Wilkersons graduation speech he
admitted twice that Catherine was no Theologian but was deeply spiritual. What
Dave failed to say or realize was that Catherine is a Hannah Hurnardite. In my
sons first year Catherine used Hannahs Hinds Feet on High
Places as the main chapel devotional guide. President Catherine continues
to base her lifes message upon Hannahs teaching. Hannahs writings
are not simply another book at Zion but are described by Catherine as "inspired
by the Holy Spirit." Hannahs book Mountains of Spices was used in
a class during my sons second year while the Hinds Feet message
was ongoing in all that Catherine emphasized and imparted.
The Spawn of Satan
who is Hannah Hurnard? By the end of her life Hannah Hurnard established herself
as an extreme heretic of the first order, who, put forward a smorgasbord of extreme
New Age Theology including, open rejection of the Gospel, Hyper Necromancy, Universalism,
Pantheism, Reincarnation, and much more. Her final book The Inner Man,
is only available though New Age book suppliers. My Christian bookstore could
not trade with these sources. Nevertheless, Hannahs Hinds Feet
remains very high on the Christian, best sellers book list. Having a "flowers
and spice" approach, Hinds Feet simply appears to be another "girl
thing" book. Actually, Hinds Feet has some very hurtful Theology
but you must read carefully and listen to what is being said, rather than what
is being felt. Remember, every feeling must bow to the Word of God!
from the truth was no fall at all. A malevolent spirit controlled her before she
ever started writing. In her first book Hinds Feet she introduces
several extreme New Age teachings but dresses them in flowers, nature, lovely
animals and a idealistic romance with the Shepherd. She wrote of a long journey
to the High Places or Kingdom of Love. In her last book The Inner Man she
confirms that this climb to the High Places depicts our exodus from Physical consciousness
to inner "mysticism" or soul world awareness. She says that this process of passing
from one world to the other is called dyeing to self and is only achieved through
our personal sorrow and suffering.
Eagles Wings Hannah asserts that her message contradicts the Fundamental
Gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus and the repentance of sin. Remember,
Hannahs false spirituality is only achieved through our personal sorrow
and suffering. Conversely, we know that if our personal sacrifice could save us
than the shepherd might just as well be Buddha. If Christs blood brings
our Salvation than only Jesus will suffice! The message that we preach is just
as important as the name we follow!
Far, Far Out!-- Talking to the Dead
Hannahs The Inner Man she declares that our awakening to the unseen
world is a wonderful liberation. We are then free to travel about in the spirit
and to congregate with other kindred spirits. We are also told that we may converse
with the dead in spite of Scriptures prohibition, because, Jesus has approved
this practice and he acts as the medium between the dead and the living. Hannah
asserts entering this mystical world awakens us to new inner powers. She says
that our mind cannot only read thoughts but our mind can altar the physical world
around us. Through positive thinking Hannah ascribes powers to us that belong
only to God in heaven. All of this occurs after we have earned the high places
via sorry and suffering.
how that all of these Satanic teaching began with a supposed righteous journey
up to the Kingdom of Love. Was this an innocent journey or one of the great deceptions
of the 20th Century? The end of the matter has not yet been told. How many well
meaning Christians are drawing their spirituality from Hannahs well and
in the process are drinking from a cup of demonic deception? How many are seeking
holiness through their own sacrifices rather than Christs Cross and are
thus trusting in an anti-Cross? How many place their inner revelations above the
Scripture and in so doing are following another Christ? May God save us! Will
he find faith when he comes?
Feet finds a home with the New Age Crowd! Do the New Agers understand something
that that we have overlooked? Do New Agers read with more comprehension, or is
it simply that they are about to convert to Christ? You decide -- I trust your
if you are considering attending Mount Zion School of Ministry you now have something
to pray about. * Ask any Mount Zion student about Hannah Hurnards books
at Mount Zion. * Inquire about "brokenness" and sorrow and suffering at Mount
Zion. * Read Hinds Feet for yourself or look at other books by Hannah.
* Judge weather the graduates of Mount Zion display the love and anointing
that you seek. * Dont follow any mans great name but follow Christ
and His Word!
might suggest a visit but visitors have not generally been welcome. Apparently,
the leaders of Mount Zion are genuinely frightened that Hannahs Theology
might be exposed. Boo0!!!!
Not the Lords Anointed!
know that some will shutter because they believe that I have touched the Lords
anointed. Yes, I take that thought very seriously! I remember that Davids
heart smote him for simply cutting off Sauls skirt. Do you think I am smiling?
No, I am not. Yet, I place Gods Word above all men, reputations, and all
experiences and presumed anointing. "And the times of this ignorance God winked
at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" Acts 17:30
I refuse to remain silent
while Satan damages the cream of future Pentecostal ministry! No one can be allowed
to sabotage the message of salvation or the truth of enduement with power for
service through the Baptism in the Holy Ghost! When you are sick, do you want
a minister with "sympathy" or Holy Ghost power? Be careful about who prays for
your healing. They might believe that your sickness is a blessing from God! You
wont find much faith or power in their empty hands. You might even hear
a little voice murmur, "Welcome to the high places of SUFFERING AND AFFLICTION."
I contacted Dave Wilkerson and informed him about Hannah Hurnard and her abominable
heresies. I thought Dave would want to explore the documentation that I had gathered.
I believed Dave would do something to distance his school from such shame! Finally,
Dave has done something. He has sent word saying that since my son does not agree
with Mount Zions teachings (Hannah Hurnards Heresy) he must not to
return to fulfill his required internship. What could Dave's response mean? Why
would he not stand for truth?
my son suffers and is persecuted for righteousness sake and the Word of God. Although,
his sufferings will not make him more holy, his sufferings will certainly increase
his heavenly reward. (Matthew 5:12) I am posting this information as a sincere
warning to aspiring ministers. I have no fear, because, the God that I serve places
his Word above even his name. (Psalm 138:2)
by: James Thorpe
the 1960s I personally participated in Dave Wilkersons ministries by being
placed in charge of a weekly reform school ministry that Teen Challenge had initiated.
Furthermore, I later worked a few evenings at the Lost Coin with Daves sainted
mother. I also distributed his Cross and Switchblade book on the streets and drove
teens to his meetings where I was a personal altar worker. I am an Ordained Pentecostal
Pastor, former childrens evangelist, teen minister, and missionary to Honduras.
I love the Word of God more than life and Jesus most of all. I am aware of the
broad support that Dave Wilkerson enjoys. Nevertheless, I must fulfill my commission
to warn those who stray and those who will be hurt. Hannah Hurnards doctrine
is certainly being taught at Mount Zion. Think of the harm that this deceptive
spirit will bring to future generations!
Hungry for More of Jesus, -- David Wilkerson, pp. 162-165 + 138-140 * Hinds
Feet on High Places, -- Hannah Hurnard, Living Books, Tyndale House Publishers,
Inc. ISBN 0-8423-1429-6, p.11, pp.
29-30, p. 60, and 240 and 242 * ibid., pp. 208-214 * See our book review.