Reinhart Bonnke, Bonnke, Holy Laughter,
Rhema, Islam, Miaaionary, Africa, False Prophet, Prophet, Lord Maitreya is here?,
MAITREYA-- Maitreya comes to Nairobi, Kenya. LORD MAITREYA, Benjamin Creme, Reinhart
Bonnke, are part of the prophetic end times.
for the Truth in the King James Bible; Finding it, and passing it on to you.
Bonnke was the evangelist in Uhuru park in Nairobi who prophesied on a Thursday,
two days before Maitreya's appearance in a Muslim Village, Kawangware, Nairobi,
"...that God had, on Thursday, informed [ Reinhart Bonnke ] that they [ Nairobi
Muslim citizens ] would experience the presence of Jesus and great miracles on
is how it was reported in the Kenya Times, and reporter Job Mutungi in
Bonnke was the on-site prophet of the Maitreya. You may say, "NO, but Benjamin
Creme was the prophet." I do not agree. A prophet makes accurate
and precise predictions. Creme has been prophesying Maitreya's appearance
in the most general terms for years. He NEVER gives dates and places. Creme
also gave a year of Maitreya's appearance some years back, and Maitreya didn't
co-operate. Creme almost lost his whole following.
Reinhart Bonnke made this on-the-scene prophecy, and it was dated, AND it came
true. Thus, the honor of False Prophet MUST go to Reinhart Bonnke. We
would do him a gross injustice to give this honor to any other alleged prophet.
an open-air ceremony in Benin City, Nigeria, Reinhard Bonnke claims to perform
78 miracles. Combining his Christian message with Africa's traditional religions,
he invokes the fear of witchcraft and evil spells while proclaiming the healing
power of Jesus Christ. The frenzied crowd eventually goes out of control, and
15 people are crushed to death that evening as they try to leave the field.
Now, here is
the history of Reinhart Bonnke. You MUST read this because, from this tale,
you will learn precisely where you stand as a member of the Charismatic Movement,
Holy Laughter, Third Wave, Toronto Blessing, or any other such group.
This is a very
long page. I am going to show you that Reinhart Bonnke is the godfather
of the Holy Laughter movement. To do this, I will give you the whole story
so that you have no need to just take my word for it. Please read all of
During the early
1990s, a revival, or reawakening of Christian faith, became evident in many parts
of the world. Receiving its initial impetus from the ministries of many people,
including Claudio Freidzon of Buenos Aries, Argentina, Rodney M. Howard- Browne,
a South African evangelist ministering in the United States, Mahesh Chavda of
Charlotte, North Carolina and Cindy Jacobs of Colorado Springs, Colorado, this
outpouring of God's Spirit touched a large number of people in many places. An
unusual visitation among the Vineyard Churches which originated in Mississauga,
Ontario, outside of Toronto, on January 20, 1994 also brought this new anointing
to many people in mainline denominational and non-denominational churches throughout
all of the meetings associated with this fresh outpouring, there have been many
emotional and physical healings. Many people have encountered God anew or afresh,
and have been brought to a place of repentance and brokenness. People have often
fallen down under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, become "drunk" in the Spirit,
and become filled with the joy of the Lord, laughing almost uncontrollably, or
weeping or shaking. Large numbers of children have been affected, many of whom
have reported seeing visions of heavenly things. Phenomena of this kind characterized
a revival that began in 1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under Claudio Freidzon.
According to a publication of the Assemblies of God, MOUNTAIN MOVERS (October
1993, p. 6), at Freidzon's meetings, "as people entered into adoration and worship,
some became 'drunk' on the Spirit and could not stand up. Others laughed in the
Spirit or fell under the power of God. Each service lasted six or seven hours.
Outside, hundreds waited in lines that stretched around the block to get into
of the components of the revival were evident for several years in many places.
A. L. Gill, a prominent missionary from California, saw the "holy laughter" in
his meetings throughout the world beginning in 1983, culminating with the summer
of 1993, when he led a praise and worship seminar at Doug Girard's Vision Christian
Center on Chestnut Street in Lawrenceville, Georgia, near Atlanta. This seminar
exploded into healing after a woman was dramatically healed of cancer of the tongue.
The meetings were extended over a period of many days, and became known as the
Chestnut Street Revival.
and Marj Abram, missionaries from Arkansas, also saw drunkenness in the Spirit
and the "holy laughter" in many places for several years. They first observed
it in 1986 at an Assemblies of God church pastored by John Lipton, currently of
Dover, in England.
church in Riverside, New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, East Coast For
Jesus Ministries, pastored by Louis Halcomb, was at the center of a worldwide
sovereign move of the Spirit beginning in the late 1980s. Particularly after Operation
Desert Storm in early 1991, Halcomb began seeing God move in unusual ways wherever
he ministered. Local newspapers in Paris, France, Geneva, Switzerland, the Philippines,
reported on the revivals in these places in the wake of his ministry. Halcomb
saw many people slain in the Spirit, laughing in the Spirit, drunken in the Spirit,
and experiencing deliverances.
one case, when Aleen Backsly was at Halcomb's church, people were slain in the
Spirit everywhere. She would hug people in the foyer, and they would fall down.
At the same time, outside, people who were getting out of their cars were falling
down under the power of the Spirit as their feet hit the pavement, and it caused
problems for those who were trying to park cars in the church parking lot.
East Coast For
Jesus Ministries became influential to a number of other churches, including Calvary
Worship Center in Port St. Lucy, Florida, pastored by Thomas E. Smith and Bob
Roach. Calvary Worship Center experienced a sovereign move of the Holy Spirit
beginning in the late 1980s which reached new heights during its building dedication
in July of 1994, which was preceded by a week of prayer and fasting. In this case,
the revival wasn't the result of any special visitors, but there was a spontaneous
outbreak of revival and its associated phenomena, including holy laughter, drunkenness
in the Spirit, and other manifestations. As a result of this new outbreak of revival,
they began twelve services a week. Their new building seated 550 people, but they
found it necessary to have two services on Sunday mornings in order to accommodate
to Bob Roach, prior to the awakening associated with Rodney Howard-Browne's ministry
and that of the Toronto Airport Vineyard, when LaVerne and Edith Tripp visited
Calvary Worship Center, LaVerne was slain in the Spirit as soon as he arrived,
and had to be carried into the sanctuary to preach. At the time he said, "your
church is the best kept secret in America."
Roach said that "there has been a move across the United States in smaller churches
that nobody really knows anything about that has preceded the more visible signs
of awakenings. In one case, Stan Johnson, formerly a professional ball player
with the New York Yankees, visited and taught on the anointing for a 6 or 7 hour
service. People came in stretchers and were raised up, and this was recorded on
video. Many prophets come in and out of that church, including Ed Corley, whose
ministry is very similar to that of Derek Prince, and Mike Connors, who was at
one time A. A. Allen's associate, and who is also a friend of Wade Taylor's at
Pinecrest. We want to make sure that it's God working in our midst, and we're
seeing so many lives change and marriages put back together, and pastors going
back to their churches restored and refreshed. In 1991 or 1992, Dr. Ron Shaw brought
in Reinhart Bonnke (Shaw's brother-in-law), and there was a tremendous impartation
given to the pastors who were there, including Rodney
Howard-Browne, who was visiting from Karl Strader's Church (the first
time he was there). Rodney did the offering at that time, and was one of many,
many pastors and leaders who received a real impartation
Quietness : Editor--
the definition of the Charismatic Theology, this "impartation" was the power of
the Holy Ghost to serve or pass on the power to others. You will realize
then two things:
Reinhart Bonnke was the one who gave to Rodney Howard Browne the power
which was the basis of the Holy Laughter Movement.
TWO: If you have
been in one of Browne's sessions of spiritual drunkenness and debauchery, you
will have come to the conclusion that Rodney Howard Browne's power is the
power of Satan and devils. That Satanic power came directly from Reinhart
must risk boring you now with the history of Reinhart Bonnke as a missionary and
his work in Africa up to recent times. This will show you why he was Satan's choice
as False Prophet in Nairobi, Kenya in 1988, in a Muslim village where Maitreya
History and Work of Reinhart Bonnke
following history of Reinhart Bonnke is compiled from Dictionary
of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, Zondervan, circa 1990.
BONNKE, REINHARD WILLI
GOTTFRIED (1940- ). International evangelist. Reinhard Willi Gottfiied Bonnke
was born in Koenigsberg, Germany, on April 19, 1940, the son of a Pentecostal
pastor belonging to the Federation of Free Pentecostal Churches (Bund Freier Pfingstneinden
EBFP]). Educated in Wales, he met George Jeffreys (1889-1962) as a youth. From
his earliest days he felt called to be a missionary to Africa. His marriage to
Anna Sulzle in 1964 produced three children: Kai-uwe (1966), Gabriele (1967),
and Susanne (1969). After several years as a pastor and evangelist in Germany,
he arrived in Africa in May 1967.
1967 to 1974, Bonnke labored with meager results as a traditional missionary for
the BFP in Lesotho, Africa. In the latter year he received a call to minister
"to the whole of Africa" with the assurance that "Africa shall be saved." His
first mass healing crusade took place in Gaberones, Botswana, in April 1975, which
began with only 100 persons in attendance and ended in a packed stadium with over
1977 he purchased a 10,000-seat tent, which often was inadequate when as many
as 40,000 attempted to enter. A blond-haired, blue-eyed German, Bonnke was at
a loss to explain his popularity among the blacks with whom he Identified. Everywhere
he ministered, even in South Africa, Bonnke refused to practice racial segregation
in his services.
major attraction in Bonnke's meetings were the signs and wonders that accompanied
his preaching, with thousands testifying to miracles of physical healing and exorcisms
in his crusades. Also featured in many meetings were bonfires that were set as
converts burned their magic amulets and charms associated with witchcraft. Everywhere
Bonnke encouraged his converts to receive the baptism in the HoTy Spirit with
the evidence of speaking in tongues. Also, at times, thousands would be "slain
in the Spirit" as he preached.
the early 1980s Bonnke's crusades attracted some of the largest crowds in the
history of mass evangelism. One crusade in Nigeria in 1986 attracted as many as
250,000 to one service. His crusades in Soweto attracted thousands of blacks and
whites despite the official government policy of apartheid.
1983 Bonnke purchased the largest gospel tent ever built, one that would hold
some 34,000 persons. Although it was torn apart in a severe storm in Capetown
in 1984, it was rebuilt and put back into use by 1986. In the latter year, Bonnke's
team reported 1,500,000 responses to the call for salvation, many
thousands of whom were Muslims.
the mid-1980s Bonnke also began conducting leadership conferences in Africa and
Europe. His "Fire Conference" in Zimbabwe in 1986 drew thousands of African pastors
and evangelists, while his "Eurofire" conferences in FrankfUrt in 1987 and Birmingham
in 1988 brought his ministry to the attention of Europeans. His ministry in the
U.S. increased after speaking in the New Orleans Superdome in 1987 to the Congress
on the Holy Spirit and World Evangelization.
1987 Bonnke moved his family from Johannesburg, where he had lived for many years,
to Frankfurt, West Germany, where he set up headquarters for his organization
which, since Its legal beginning in 1972, has been known as Christ for All Nations
R. Steele, Plundering Hell to Populate Heaven (1987).
the Miracles Claims of Reinhard Bonnke Really True? By David McAllister
Bonnke makes many incredible miracle claims but are these miracle claims really
true? So called miracle claims are two a penny today, in fact many of the various
cults, witch doctors, psychic surgeons, and New Age healers also make the same
kind of miracle claims as Reinhard Bonnke. Even an advert in a newspaper promoting
a "miracle pen" had with it a number of 'documented' healings.
Anyhow back to Reinhard
Bonnke as he is different, he claims Biblical style miracles at his crusades,
saying: "When I step on a platform, often without any touch of mine the blind
begin to see, the deaf to hear, the dumb to speak and the cripples to walk" and
"Miracles happened as if copied from the gospels and the book of Acts". The crusade
chairman in Onitsha, Nigeria boosts "We know that when Reinhard Bonnke comes to
preach, we will see the.... healing power of God in action". At Bonnke's crusades
he reports "Each [person at the crusade] was expecting the miracle that would
transform their lives; they looked desperate enough to pursue it - to grab it
by force if necessary.... the healing power of God flowed each day as countless
numbers reported evidence of the miraculous".
However when pressed for proof of this 'healing power of God' and the 'biblical
style miracles', there is DEAD SILENCE and no help from his ministry, in fact
they refuse to listen to those who question these claims.
Local footballer Stephen Baxter a prominent member of the apostate Bangor Elim
Pentecostal Church will be leading 200 young people to Bonnke's Crusade. Baxter
like many Pentecostals uses the straw man argument of "You've got to be careful"
because you should never underestimate the power of Christ. Yes, you should always
look into things, "but when asking God for a miracle you should never be
quick to say this can't happen."
Christians like myself do not doubt or underestimate the power of God to heal.
We believe that God can and does heal according to His will. Christians should
seek God in prayer for healing of those who are sick. However the Bible teaches
that if one is sick he, is to call the elders of the local church to come and
let them [the elders] pray for him, not run of to a Bonnke crusade. [James 5:13-15]
claim that a dead unborn child was resurrected in the womb at one of the crusades,
Baxter replied: "I've heard these stories, I believe it is possible. If Christ
wants to do it, if Christ can form this universe, who are we to question Him."
are not questioning the healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ, but rather the
miracle claims of Bonnke and there is a difference. Do Bonnke's miracles line
up with the biblical record? Do they match up with the gospels and the book of
Lord Jesus Christ never made the incredible miracle claims that Bonnke makes.
Jesus Christ shunned acclaim and let his miracles speak for themselves; proving
that He was who he said he was the Messiah, the Almighty God, the Saviour of the
World and that His message was from God. When Jesus Christ healed it had a purpose,
healing was instant and the healings were abundant even without requiring the
physical presence of Jesus. Jesus Christ was able to heal at anyplace, anytime,
anywhere, whether their was faith or not, and his healings were undeniable even
to his critics, and never was there any appeal for money.
Jesus Christ could heal all manner of sickness and diseases using different methods
with the results irreversible, never turning anyone away at his unarranged meetings.
To sum up Jesus Christ healings, Richard Mayhue in his book "The Healing
Promise" writes that the miracles of Jesus Christ were "undeniable,
successful, spectacular, without any recovery period, permanent, overwhelming,
abundant, awesome, instant, [and] authoritative, without limitations, total, and
convincing all without any major medical attention that could possibly have taken
credit for healing in any way."
Bonnke is the opposite of Jesus Christ a showman and storyteller often boasting
of HIS power, promoting himself and marketing his "miracles" to collect
money. Bonnke mesmerises and charms his audience before working them into frenzy
at his crusades, with them shaking their heads uncontrollably, while speaking
non-stop in other tongues. .
Bonnke's healings only take place at certain times under certain conditions at
prearranged meetings, with the healings coming for no real apparent reason or
purpose. The healings he claims are spurious, and deniable, and his critics have
proven without a doubt that he is a fraud, a trickster even claiming healings
that are not healings at all. To sum up Bonnke�s miracles we would say they
are "spurious, bogus, deniable, unspectacular, sparse, unconvincing, limited,
pathetic and laughable".
In the April Telegraph Revival Report CFAN claim that "Locals brought sacks full
of witchcraft items to the crusade grounds for burning each night" and John Darku
commented, "This is the greatest number of witchcraft items we have ever seen.
People surrendered their idols by the sack full.... we started burning the witchcraft
items from the second night of the conference, when Reinhard preached on the Blood
of Jesus and took authority over the powers of the enemy. The strongholds in the
city were demolished and the people released". Looking at the crowds, it
was if fire from heaven had fallen on top of each head and burning hot coals had
suddenly been rolled onto the tip of each tongue. The fire seemed intense - almost
excruciating - judging by the painful expressions on many faces. The fire caused
many people to shake their heads uncontrollably, while speaking non-stop in other
These kinds of manifestations cannot be found in the ministry of the Lord Jesus
Christ or the Apostles and are more at home in the world of the occult.
Why then do so many people follow after the likes of Bonnke? Why such crowds?
(CfaN) say "Miracles? Well, signs and wonders " Anthony Thomas, who wrote and
directed the recent TV documentary `Miracles`, believes Bonnke is popular in Africa
because he taps into the continents old religious and superstitions. "Bonnke is
the `voodoo priest`, casting spells on his enemies and summoning up good and evil
spirits as he dances to the beat of the drum," said Thomas'. However again another
instance in which Bonnke is out of tune with the Bible as Jesus Christ commanded
his servants not to curse their enemies but to "love their enemies, bless them
that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully
use you, and persecute you".
Stephen Baxter feels that the Anthony documentary, which focused on Bonnke�s
healing claims was possibly one sided and that the media reports have put to much
emphasis on the healing side of Bonnke�s work, saying that the evangelist�s
main purpose was to preach salvation.
Baxter is wrong; miracle claims are at the very heart of Bonnke�s ministry,
as the (CfaN) Telegram monthly Revival Report proves. Bonnke does claim to preach
the "full gospel", however there is no "full gospel" or "half gospel" only the
true gospel which Paul preached..."I declare unto you the gospel which I preached
unto you.... wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved.... how that Christ
died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that
he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" [1 Cor 15:1-4].
The 'full gospel'
that Bonnke preaches is a gospel full of errors, the false Word/Faith gospel mixed
in with Toronto Blessing style antics. Bonnke has been around the Word-Faith revival
movement since its inception. Bonnke's gospel message is devoid of any real preaching
on the cross or on "sin, righteousness and judgement to come", but filled with
fables and false miracle claims, that are hard to believe and which he most surely
has made up? Even what little truth he may present is lost in a sea of error.
"Raise your hands and wave to me if you want to receive Jesus Christ," proclaims
Bonnke at his crusades totally unaware that Jesus Christ or the Apostle made no
such appeals. One wonders what Jesus these people are coming to, as those at the
crusades hang on Bonnke's every word mesmerised and charmed by the figure on the
The truth is this, Bonnke has "another gospel" which is not another and he comes
under the curse of Paul in Gal 1:6-10.
Jesus Christ warned his believers to TAKE HEED and BEWARE because in the latter
times many false prophets, WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING doing 'signs and wonders'
in His name, would arise and deceive MANY.
Paul wrote in his epistles "Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these
also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But
they shall proceed no further for their folly shall be manifest unto all men,
as theirs also was." Who were Jannes and Jambres? Two atheists? No magicians in
Pharaohs court who could up to a point duplicate the miracles of God with their
tricks. The clear answer is that what we see with Bonnke is the same thing only
he does it in the name of Jesus.
The sad truth is that the church has long wearied of sound biblical teaching as
the Apostle Paul foretold, turning their ears away from the truth and heaping
to themselves teachers like Bonnke who will tell what they want to hear, rather
that what they need to hear. The only solution is for the church to reject and
root out these false teachers like Bonnke whose folly has been manifested, and
return the flock back to the truth of God's word and the true gospel of Christ
and Him crucified.
May God Help us!
Recommend Reading: 'The Healing Promise' by Richard Mayhue
SIMPSON ON BONNKE
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
Sandy Simpson, 4/26/01
Bonnke, a German evangelist who does a lot of his preaching in the Two Thirds
world, was recently investigated by HBO on their show "A Question Of Miracles"
aired 4/15/01.1 The HBO special from a secular media viewpoint was flawed. It
tried to tie brain chemistry that effects the way humans react to hyper suggestion
in faith healing meetings thinking they are healed when they are just hopped up
on chemistry (which is true) to human evolutionary development (which is false).
of flaw made it possible for Benny Hinn and Reinhard Bonnke to excuse themselves
and poke holes in the HBO special on the basis that they were investigated by
unbelievers. The problem is that the truth of the shows far outweighed the false
assumptions. It showed many people who Hinn and Bonnke claimed were healed who
were not. It showed a number of unethical practices in both camps. It also brought
the topic of discussion up again: "Why can't the Church police itself against
these false healers?" There is still no answer to that question because a large
part of what calls itself the "Church" today is actually apostate and incapable
of discernment or standing up for the truth.
Bonnke has been able to sort of hide out from the Western media till now and even
discernment ministry attention has been diverted due to two factors. First, he
is out of the Western countries a lot on the road in the Two Thirds world. Secondly,
he preaches enough of the gospel to have most of the church leave him alone. I
personally don't believe he is really preaching the gospel, and if he is he certainly
is snatching those seeds away with his "healing" show and false doctrines that
Reinhard Willi Gottfried Bonnke was born on April 19, 1940 in Koenigsberg, East
Germany. WWII was already underway. As a youth Bonnke knew the horrors of war,
hunger, fear, and the cold of refugee camps. At nine years old he finally found
his dad and a home." 2
The HBO special made a connection between Benny Hinn and Reinhard Bonnke in that
they had both been refugees, though Bonnke clearly had the worst of it. HBO had
a scientific study that showed that refugee children can grow up with a need for
power. I suspect that this is probably not the whole picture but certainly part
of their psychological landscape. Bonnke saw many terrible things in his youth
and I'm sure it gave him more compassion for refuges, the poor and the persecuted.
But there also seems to be a great need in him to try to be a sort of "savior"
in the flesh. This probably stems from a vision that was presented to him as a
visitor who was present reported that she had a vision in which she saw a small
boy with thousands of black humans following him. To Reinhard, whose favorite
reading besides the Bible consisted of biographies of mission, this vision was
of interest. One year afterwards, at eleven years old, Reinhard experienced the
"baptism of the Holy Spirit" after his father had preached on the subject. Reinhard
kneeled down with others to receive the spirit baptism, of which Bonnke said "the
strength of God poured over me and into me inside. An inexpressible joy filled
my heart, and I began to speak in tongues as the Holy Spirit gave me utterance."
3 (emphasis mine)
These types of visions guided his entire ministry from that point on. Later Bonnke
would have another vision. "He saw a map of Africa, which had blood poured all
over it, which Bonnke interpreted as the blood of Jesus, and that Africa would
be cleaned: there would be a blood-washed Africa. In addition Bonnke heard a voice
which he interpreted as that of the Holy Spirit that said "Africa will be saved".4
We all hope and pray for many souls to be saved in Africa, but Africa is hardly
likely to be completely saved, and is not to this day. Also, the blood of Jesus
Christ is shed for people, not continents. Nevertheless, the point is that Reinhard
went to South Africa on the basis of these kinds of visions.
Bonnke later became "a pastor of the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in South Africa."5
Bonnke was not allowed to do the kind of work he wanted to do in South Africa
so he received permission from the AFM to build up a work in Lesotho. It was there
in Lesotho that the Lord purportedly gave him another vision.
"In prayer Bonnke asked
God to give him one million souls ... one millions souls for the sky. It was from
this prayer that Bonnke later developed his "war call": "We want to plunder the
population of hell for the sky!" But one millions souls were not "saved" in Lesotho.
Bonnke therefore returned again to South Africa.6 (emphasis mine)
Later Bonnke rented a large hall but only 100 people came. He pulled out all the
stops and did a big show with "slain in the spirit" claiming healings. The word
got around and later the stadium was filled with about a thousand people clamoring
to be healed. His biographer, Ron Steele, was quite blunt when he stated that
the "human attraction to the events were the reports of healings and miracles."
6 Bonnke interpreted this as success. It is clear that Bonnke uses the same "slain
in the spirit" techniques to attract crowds like his counterparts in the Third
Wave. He has also made big shows out of having people bring objects they think
have demons connected to them, piling them on stage, and having a big bonfire.
Bonnke has many links to the Third Wave. "Bonnke met with Yonngi Cho in 1982 in
Seoul. In 1983 he visited ... T.L. Osborn in the USA. When Bonnke was ready to
leave he asked T.L. Osborn to pray for him. "No brother", said T.L. "you pray
for me." This meant that Bonnke was the leader in T.L. Osborne's way of thinking.
Pat Robertson of CBN endorsed Bonnke. C. Peter Wagner, the head of the the spiritual
warfare movement of the Third Wave started to be interested in Bonnke. Bonnke
is very much influenced by Wagner in his concept of "apostolic warfare" a concept
which assumes that evangelization can only be successful if the target area is
rid of demonic powers in advance through "combat prayer" ..." 7 (emphasis mine)
Peter Wagner bent Bonnke in his later years towards a spiritual warfare model
and this can be seen in the fact that Bonnke now sees spiritual warfare as a condition
for evangelization success." 8 (emphasis mine)
So we can see clearly that Bonnke has influenced and been influenced by the most
well known leaders of the Third Wave. He is also a big proponent of spiritual
warfare, spiritual mapping, etc. Speaking of spiritual mapping, which is promoted
by C. Peter Wagner, George Otis, Jr. and YWAM on an international scale, Bonnke
also seems to have the same ethic as YWAM and Benny Hinn when it comes to miracles
and salvation: "Bonnke's activity in Nigeria is remarkable in that in his meetings
he encountered Nigerian Muslims who expressed a lot of interest, and Muslims reported
healings without feeling the need to turn to Christianity." 9 (emphasis mine)
seen Benny Hinn slay non-believers in the spirit who claim healing and YWAM is
sending Muslims back to their mosques and calling them "Messianic Muslims" if
they profess faith in Jesus Christ. What kind of evangelism is this?
Bonnke claims that "miracles are proof of the presence of the power of God".10That
may or may not be true. They can just as easily be proof of a manipulation, a
scam or demonic activity. The problem comes when Bonnke is asked to produce proof
of true miracles.
medical people examined one of the miracles from Bonnke and found there was little
help. The problem is ... the public is presented with cases of people who were
not previously diagnosed and the former health status is unknown ..." 11 (emphasis
healings are naturally highly disputed. The fact that Bonnke can hardly provide
medically documented healings actually denies nobody ... there were no legs growing
longer and none smaller ... the glorification of miracles which are often not
checked or are not medically provable, is to be rejected as irresponsible ..."
12 (emphasis mine) The HBO special also detailed a number of healings by Bonnke
that were clearly not healings at all. He was asked to provide documentation to
HBO but no medical documentation was provided as far as we know. This is par for
the course with faith healers.
Though I am not aware that Bonnke has claimed He is Christ as has Benny Hinn on
numerous occasions, he has definitely claimed he has the same power as God to
speak healing into existence. Listen to his testimony at Brownsville Assembly
Of God, Pensacola, FL where he has been invited more than once to speak.
Bonnke At Brownsville AoG
his message the Lord spoke to his heart & informed him that it was time to pray
for the sick. "Have all those who are totally blind be prayed for first." the
Lord informed him. As you can imagine, the enemy spoke directly also and said
to him, "what if they don't get healed? (Then you will be made to look the fool!")
I think we have all heard that from time to time here in America. Could it be
that the same devil is in Africa and America? His response to the enemy was immediate,
and this is what struck me. "
doesn't matter if they get healed or not, what matters is that the Lord wants
the blind to be prayed for now." (It is His business anyway if they get healed,
we obviously have nothing to do with that anyway.) The Word is sure, "the Word
of God" Jesus spoke to him "is as powerful in My mouth as it is in your mouth."
Reinhard said to himself, "that sounds like heresy." The Lord repeated Himself,
"My Word in My mouth is as powerful as My word in your mouth!" Wow again!13 (emphasis
Bonnke is clearly teaching Word-Faith doctrines so he is clearly teaching heresy
just like Benny Hinn and all the rest!
If the Word of God Bonnke was referring to was the Scriptures, then I could agree.
But what Bonnke is referring to is healing then this is clear, unadulterated Word-Faith
"confession" doctrine. Bonnke has been associated with Word-Faith teachers for
some time. Though he keeps out of controversies by being out of the West a lot,
his purpose for being at Brownsville in 1999 and many other US Pentecostal churches
was clearly to raise money.
Reinhard Bonnke at Brownsville Revival School Of Missions
the money is raised for us to reach our country, and a booklet is mailed, each
household in the entire United States and Canada will receive this booklet within
a guaranteed 7 days! Think of that! When a decision card is mailed in, the person
will be contacted with a letter telling them several things including the closest
church in their area who previously responded to his campaign by agreeing to a
simple evangelistic statement with the churches address & phone number. A letter
will also be sent to the pastor informing him of the person soon to be showing
up at his church. No denomination. Just the local church! Wow!" 14 (emphasis mine)
What churches was Bonnke steering those who signed the decision card toward? Third
Wave churches who agreed with his platform, of course!
this raising money from Word-Faith and Third Wave churches has made it impossible
for Bonnke to speak out against them, even if he wanted to. In fact he has been
seen raising money with the likes of Bishop Earl Paulk. When he was confronted
about it directly by another discernment ministry, the secretary was quick to
phone back and say that Bonnke "did not believe what Earl Paulk believes, but
was using the occasion to raise funds for his ministry." 15 The discernment ministry
argued with the secretary that by associating with Earl Paulk, Bonnke was giving
Paulk credibility and helping spread a false gospel. Would the Apostle Paul take
money from the temple prostitutes or the false Jews to support his ministry?
Reinhard Bonnke has been around the Word-Faith revival movement since its inception.
In the beginning of the official history of the counterfeit revival movement,
Richard Riss details who, early on, laid hands on Rodney Howard-Browne. Howard-Browne
later got Randy Clark involved who was one of the people who got John Arnott of
the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (The Toronto "Blessing") finally into
the river. We all know the story from there.
Hinn was instrumental in getting Howard-Browne to spread the laughter movement
which looks like it was something Hinn cooked up around 1986 which is shown on
our new video called "Spirit Of Truth Or Spirit Of Error - Part 1 - Benny Hinn".
Howard-Browne also got impartations from Kenneth Copeland, and this was also caught
let's go all the way back to Bonnke who apparently gave a "real impartation" to
Rodney Howard Browne back in 1991. According to Bob Roach, prior to the awakening
associated with Rodney Howard-Browne's ministry and that of the Toronto Airport
Vineyard, when LaVerne and Edith Tripp visited Calvary Worship Center, LaVerne
was slain in the Spirit as soon as he arrived, and had to be carried into the
sanctuary to preach. At the time he said, "your church is the best kept secret
Roach said that "there has been a move across the United States in smaller churches
that nobody really knows anything about that has preceded the more visible signs
of awakenings. In one case, Stan Johnson, formerly a professional ball player
with the New York Yankees, visited and taught on the anointing for a 6 or 7 hour
service. People came in stretchers and were raised up, and this was recorded on
prophets come in and out of that church, including Ed Corley, whose ministry is
very similar to that of Derek Prince, and Mike Connors, who was at one time A.
A. Allen's associate, and who is also a friend of Wade Taylor's at Pinecrest.
We want to make sure that it's God working in our midst, and we're seeing so many
lives change and marriages put back together, and pastors going back to their
churches restored and refreshed. In 1991 or 1992, Dr. Ron Shaw brought in Reinhardt
Bonnke (Shaw's brother-in-law), and there was a tremendous impartation given to
the pastors who were there, including Rodney Howard-Browne, who was visiting from
Karl Strader's Church (the first time he was there).
did the offering at that time, and was one of many, many pastors and leaders who
received a real impartation from Bonnke." 16 (emphasis mine) So here we also have
clear proof that Bonnke has been promoting a false transferable anointing that
is not Scriptural for many, many years. He is also here claimed to be one of the
father's of the Toronto "Blessing" which also spawned the Brownsville AoG "Outpouring".
How much more involved can you get in the apostate church?
has also been a story floating around for many years about Reinhard Bonnke making
a prophesy that Christ was going to appear and do something miraculous, and within
days a man identified as Maitreya appeared in the same area. I was not able to
verify this story until I ran across the account in a German article talking about
Share International and Benjamin Creme. Here is the English translation of the
German text, a little hard to read, but I will give you the gist of it in a moment.
1988 a great evangelism effort by the mission Christ For All Nations with the
healing healer Reinhard Bonnke took place in Nairobi. Bonnke ministered in exactly
the same area as (Mary) Akatsa, healing people, and promising the same performance,
supernatural healing in the context of mass meetings. Mary Akatsa saw herself
confronted, in the meantime in June 1988, with the situation of competition from
a sound preacher ... Bonnke emphasized the date of June 11 separately, at which
time Christ would in a special way would point Himself. In Bonnke's language this
announcement meant that Christ would evidence Himself by unusually numerous miracles
during the service.
addition, on June 11 Mary Akatsa also made a marvelous announcement. She explained
to her public during the service that they could expect a miracle, because a very
important guest would come and give her a vital message. A white-dressed man of
southern Arab decent appeared on the stage, appearing to the simple public in
Nairobi like a Palestinian. ... The shape (of this "Jesus" figure) legitimized
Mary Akatsa as a "true representative of the Highest One", which Akatsa was very
useful in its competition with Bonnke ... In summary, the appearance of " Jesus
" can in the Church Of Bethlehem in Nairobi on 11 June 1988 has a high probability
of being a publicity campaign of the Predigerin Mary Akatsa in her competition
with Bonnke. ..." 17 (emphasis mine)
This is one of the news accounts where the rumors started. Unfortunately it is
impossible from this account to tell if Bonnke said Jesus Christ would appear
or if He would manifest Himself in miracles. I would love to hear from someone
who was there who has what he said on tape. Mary Akatsa was able to use this prideful
statement and now we have pictures all over the web of Maitreya's appearance in
Nairobi. It may very well be that Akatsa was jealous of Bonnke and used his prophesy
to her advantage.
But I would like to point out that when prophetic statements are made from the
stage which the Lord has not ordained, this is exactly the type of advantage we
can expect the enemy to take of that kind of situation. Let this be a lesson to
everyone who claims to speak a thing in the name of the Lord!
really matter that Reinhard Bonnke allegedly preaches the gospel, although I have
yet to hear him do so on the tapes I have seen. What matters are his false miracles
well documented in the HBO special. What matters is that even if he is preaching
the gospel he is throwing dirt on it by doing fake healer tricks like Morris Cerrulo
and Benny Hinn as seen on the HBO special.
What matters is that he further muddies the gospel when he hangs around with Word-Faith
teachers and takes money from them in support of his ministry.
What matters is that he buries the gospel with a false impartation that was never
mandated or taught in Scripture. In fact in Exodus it is made very clear that
our anointing (pictured in the oil) is for each individual alone and attempted
impartation of the true anointing of the Holy Spirit is an abomination to the
Lord. It also cannot be done "by" human hands because the Holy Spirit of God is
sovereign and moves where He wills, not at the command of people. The few times
during Pentecost when the Spirit was given separately from salvation He indwelled
the new believers "at" the laying on of hands, not "by" the laying on of hands.
The fact that no power transfer was possible "by" the Apostles became evident
when Simon Magus tried to buy the power for himself and was roundly rebuked. And
finally, what matters is that Bonnke completely covers over the gospel when he
adds the Word-Faith "confession" doctrine of demons.
We can only pray that Reinhard Bonnke will repent of all the false doctrines and
false healings he has done, leading millions of Two Thirds world peoples away
from the true Gospel message and into deadly error. Is Bonnke a minister of the
Gospel today? Hardly!
1 - HBO, America Undercover, A Question Of Miracles, Producer - Anthony Thomas,
aired 4/15/01, http://www.hbo.com/americaundercover/cmp/Miracles/miracles_main.shtml
2 - Biography Of Reinhard Bonnke, APV, http://www.ekklesia.ch/apv/f/c-rech/2000/biorb.htm
3- Evangelische Informationsstelle: Kirchen - Sekten - Religionen, CFAN/Reinhard
Bonnke, http://www.ref.ch/zh/infoksr/cfan.html 4- Ibid 5- Ibid
6- Ibid 7- Ibid 8- Ibid 9- Ibid 10- Ibid 11- Ibid
12- Ibid 13- Bob Harlow, Just Pull The Pin - Reinhard Bonnke At Brownsville,
Date: Sunday, October 25, 1998 11:39 PM http://www.victorious.com/revived/harlow1.htm
14- Ibid 15- E-mail, Tue, 24 Apr 2001 08:03:51 -0400 16- Richard
M. Riss, A HISTORY OF THE WORLDWIDE AWAKENING OF 1992-1995, Eleventh Edition,
October 15, 1995, http://www.grmi.org/renewal/Richard_Riss/history.html
17- Evangelische Informationsstelle: Kirchen - Sekten - Religionen, Share International/Benjamin
Did you think this
would never end :-) ? Well, this is it.
come to the conclusion of this study of this men. Reinhart Bonnke was clearly
a prime mover in the Holy Laughter Movement. He passed "The Power" to Rodney
Howard Browne, and we now know that Browne was, until that day, a drop out and
academic reject from the Rhema Movement. Browne got his prima donna debut,
and he became the "bar tender" of Satan in the drunken orgies of Holy Laughter,
from which thousands of Charismatics have fled in fear and embarrassment. Have
also see that Bonnke claims many of his now 2 million "converts" have been Muslims.
This fulfills a prophecy, reported by John Mac Arthur during the 1970s,
in which a Melodyland Prophet prophesied a "great moving of the Holy Spirit among
millions of Muslims who will be filled with the Spirit"-- no mention of
salvation! Old time missionaries know very well that Muslims DO NOT come
to Christ by the thousands, period, full stop! Research by some old line
Pentecostals has recently confirmed that these claims, which were later made on
TBN, are lies.
here is the punch line. Bonnke, source of power of the Holy Laughter Movement,
promoter of unbiblical "fire" evangelism, and self-proclaimed Evangelist to millions
of Muslims, was in Uhuru Park, Nairobi, the Thursday before "Lord Maitreya" appeared
to a village of Muslims Saturday who were thronged around an occult priestess
of Satan who carried a crucifix (as the photo on the previous page showed). Bonnke,
for the first time in the history of Maitreya, called the day, Saturday following,
and city of the appearance of Maitreya, and attributed the appearance to The Lord
Jesus Christ. The crowd in the Muslim village, undoubtedly aware of Bonnke's
prophecy three days earlier, at once fell down in worship of Maitreya, calling
him Jesus Christ. Even Benjamin Creme has not been able to call a day and place
where Maitreya would appear so accurately.
have to be careful now. You, dear reader, have no idea how I hate the heresy
of Charismatic "fire," Holy Laughter, "impartation of power," "slain in the spirit,"
and all the jerk-water activities that go on and are passed off as the work of
the Holy Ghost of the Godhead. Nevertheless; there are many in the Charismatic
movement who are truly born again by faith in The Lord Jesus Christ. To
you I plead-- "Come out of her my people."
weep for you. Why stay in this Whore system. If this "Lord Maitreya"
is not the Antichrist, he is doing a great dress rehearsal my friend. Your
man Bonnke is perhaps the greatest pivotal power source in the Third Wave,
and he is Maitreya's False Prophet. How do you want to be caught up to the
Bridegroom? Babbling like a fool about some heretic who is Satan's personal
Major Domo for the next seven years of demonic Laodicean vomit? Oh please,
"come out of her." Choose you this day, whom you will serve-- Baal of God?
where credit is due. Thank you Jeffrey W_____ for catching this Maitreya
business for me. To the reader, Jeffrey used to attend Promise Keepers rallies.
He now has made a vow to never do so again, and he is spreading the word
about our pages on PK. Jeffrey meets with a "small group" who are determined
to stay on the Narrow Way-- Oh yes, the group is not Baptist or "Fundamentalist."
They are post-Third Wave Bible believers. Praise the Lord. HALLELUJAH!
It's OK to shout here :-)
is much talk about the Madhi of Islam, the last Buddha of Budhism, the Maitraya,
and the Ascended Master Jesus coming back in 2012. This is nothing now. It has
been going on for about 100 years. Whenever times are bad, it is believed that
biblical prophicies, as well as all manner of other historic religious notions,
are about to come down on the world. This is because between the bad times men
are wicked and fear nothing. When the sky seems to be falling, men get religion,
whatever variety they prefer.
is an indictment against many Christians that they live exactly the same way the
heathen live and only become biblically energized when times are particularly
2010- Interesting presentation of the Patel
myth. This is the sort of nice guy whom Satan would have waiting to be possessed
with devils and lead men to mad worship. Satan always has a candidate on hand,
and Patel seems presentable with all his do-gooder notions for saving the starving
of the world.
Maitraya mindset is back with a vengeance. I thought it had faded away, but
I have found that Maitraya watching is an obsession with bloggers, whether
they are Bible believers or New Agers.
24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not
forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the
lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also
the coming of the Son of man be. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there
will the eagles be gathered together.
are vultures in Bible language. Do not be like a vulture that craves dead meat.
Do not chase after the death offered by Satan and his servants. Do not go looking
for Jesus. There is NO command to do that. Jesus comes back looking for his people
at the end of the Great Tribulation. If you are a Bible believer now, God will
not require you to go through the worst of the Tribulation for he "hath not
appointed us to wrath."
don't make a fetish cult out of this stuff. You and I are supposed to be preoccupied
with watching for The Lord Jesus Christ, not the Devil's man. Caution please.
Ah yes, but please DO warn the lost sheep and those sheep who are over yonder
cuddling the Wolf, that is Rick Warren and Joel Osteen and such slop hog preachers.
You dear few loyal saints in the UK-- get on down to London and spread the word
on this. Benjamin Creme must NOT have the last word.
MUST READ OUR ARTICLE ON BLUE BEAM This will be a worldwide holographic
event by NASA to mimmic the coming of Jesus Christ to rule in the earth. The objective
is to take the world in and give all power to wicked leaders in the shadows. They
neither fear God nor Satan, so they use Bible prophecy to trick the masses.
this finally the Antichrist? To say a flat "NO" would be folly, but we are
not given instruction in the Word to make a big thing of this. I believe
the saints may very well discern who he is just before the Rapture of the Church.
If that bothers you, don't panic. It isn't really very important compared
to watching for the Lord Jesus to return.