Six reasons not to follow Christine Caine

Pastrix Christine Caine from heretical Hillsong Church Australia is a teacher that the serious Christian should steer clear of.  In spite of the fact that Caine teaches ubiblical word-faith/prosperity theology and engages in New Age practices, she has been a featured speaker for Louis Giglio’s Passion conferences and has preached with prominent Reformed pastor John Piper. (Here and Here)  Piper, who holds to a complementarian view, has received a lot of heat for sharing teaching duties with a woman who claims false teacher Joyce Meyer as her mentor.  Elizabeth Prata of The End Times lays out six reasons why Caine must be avoided like the plague.

Wolf in sheep's clothing

1.  Christine Caine engages in New Age practices condemned in the Bible, such as this “impartation” described in the link. (Acts 8:17-20Matthew 6:9, Isaiah 57:8, Revelation 9:21). Simon the Magician tired to grab the power of the Spirit the wrong way and he was cursed for it.

In addition, Christine Caine endorses practice of pagan/witchcraft as seen here in Batterson’s Circle Making book blurb–

2.  Christine Caine usurps male authority and rebels against the clear word of the Bible
She is an ordained pastor and functions in that capacity. Worse, she enjoys teaching young women to step into leadership roles that scripture forbids and is unashamed to say so. (1 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 2:20)

3.  Christine Caine is part of the rise of the Feminine Church of Eden. (Revelation 2:20).

But what we see with most of these women that are rising in popularity is what appears to be a female dominant role in their personal marriages. Beth Moore regularly travels to speaking and teaching engagements without her husband, as well as these others. Christine Caine is an ordained pastor of her “church” in Australia, and also regularly speaks and travels without her husband. Husbands aren’t overseeing their wives’ writings and teachings, and any attention that they pay to their wives’ work is not through the lens of Scripture.

4.  Christine Caine partners with heretics, promotes them, and endorses them. 1 Corinthians 15:33, 2 Corinthians 6:14; Romans 16:17-18,Ephesians 5:11). Christine Caine admits her spiritual roots were sprung from the bad fruit of heretics.

5.  Christine Caine is a member-leader in a doctrinally heretical word-faith church. (1 John 1:6-7). Or, as SBTS President Dr Al Mohler put it, a prosperity movement for millennials that minimizes the Gospel content and diffuses a presentation of ‘spirituality’ instead.

6.  Christine Caine twists scripture. (2 Peter 3:16).

Here she is twisting a scripture that warns against false teachers, that is actually rebuking those who warn against false teachers – something the false teachers often do. Here is a Pastrix Caine sermon review.

What shall we do if we see a sister following these false teachers? Warn them, lovingly. If needing to a second time, warn them lovingly again, seasoning your speech with salt. If they persist despite the warnings and either don’t have a husband to oversee them, have no proper oversight from a husband who has abdicated his duty, or who just are or are married to a discernment klutz, then various scriptures say either to admonish them strongly a third time and/or to break fellowship. Breaking fellowship might seem a hard thing to do, but remember, if a sister persists in her sin or won’t hear you after giving them the scriptures, that means they have already broken fellowship with Jesus.  Continue reading


Complementarian John Piper shares teaching duties with a woman? 

Chris Rosebrough Reviews Christine Caine at Passion 2015 Conference

Excerpt: The only thing we can suggest you are about to hear is something you would expect a clairvoyant to say. Christine Caine treats the bible in this sermon in a similar way how a clairvoyant will speak vague things into a persons life as though they are predicting a persons fate/destiny.

Chris Rosebrough Reviews Hillsong

Read out White Paper on the Word of Faith Movement

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69 Responses to Six reasons not to follow Christine Caine

  1. Ben January 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

    New-age practices

    Joel Osteen & Oprah “partners” Joel promotes her LIFECLASS “IAM” Little Gods doctorine.

    Oprah has mediums/psychic’s on her show

    Deuteronomy 18: 10,11,12
    is one of many scriptures that come to mind

  2. Sola Scriptura January 17, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

    I love that you are always willing to name names, as we are required to do in Romans 16:17. We must be willing to boldly take a stand for the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ by pointing out the ravenous wolves that Paul warned us would be coming, and now…are here:

    • Karen February 9, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

      Wow all I have to say is thank God he will be judging me & not you people All I see you doing here is turning people away from God spewing such hate, who are you to judge?
      These people you speak of are powerful speakers of Gods word.. It’s to bad you didn’t spend your time teaching the Love of God rather then sit here in judgment of people your time would be better spent. It’s so sad I just can’t un see all this bologna you all have a blessed life I’ll pray for you In Jesus name

      • Jim February 28, 2017 at 9:26 am #

        Karen, I completely agree with you. People are too busy being judges more than preaching the Bible. Woman can be used and will be used by God wether some like it or not. God bless Christine Caine as well as Joyce Meyer and every Maria Magdalene out there! Blessings

      • Manny1962 February 28, 2017 at 10:01 am #

        Karen, you need to go back and read the meaning of scriptural judgement, we judge those that call themselves Christians, we don’t judge the outside world, read his the Bereans were described for being judges, they compared every teaching with scripture.

        Many don’t like that a “woman” has been brought to task for doing something she shouldn’t be doing. God, not us, instituted the hierarchy in His church. Besides usurping the pastor role, her teachings are not biblical.

  3. Ben January 18, 2016 at 7:48 am #

    Being that Christine Caine is a product of Hillsong

    look up a must-watch video from Brian Moonan called – HELLSONG

    • Michael February 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

      Karen… you just don’t get it! These people are frauds, phonies.
      Women are not meant to be in these positions. So many people
      Are lost today. They are the ones who voted for Obama and Hillary.
      I guarantee you did! I know because the simple fact that you believe
      The hogwash that comes out of Caines mouth, tells me so.

      Try the Catholic Church if you want truth!

      • Amy Spreeman February 22, 2017 at 11:38 am #

        Do I REALLY have to create a comments policy, Michael? I expect everyone here to watch their tongues and not spew worldly vitriol. Five of your six posts are now deleted.
        Also being a Roman Catholic apologist (of any kind) earns you an automatic bye-bye.

        • Amy Spreeman February 22, 2017 at 11:42 am #

          If anyone spots comments of concern, please shoot me an email at
          Honestly, I don’t always get here every day to monitor comments, so your feedback is much appreciated.
          I don’t mind healthy debate (using Scripture of course), but these trolls must not be allowed to sidetrack the sheep.

          • berlorac February 22, 2017 at 11:49 am #

            Thank you, Amy, for cleaning up that mess. 🙂 And thank you for giving us a forum in which to teach the Scriptures and have “healthy debate.”

          • Amy Spreeman February 22, 2017 at 11:57 am #

            You are welcome! Here is our OFFICIAL COMMENTS POLICY, fresh out of the oven.
            Feel free to share this with others.

  4. anne a. February 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    I have a question – Have you read Mark Batterson’s book The Circle Maker? If so, how in the world would you relate it to pagan / witchcraft practices? I’m truly confused and wondering.

  5. Kristen March 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    To whoever wrote this, I pray that love invades your heart for a daughter of the King. I imagine you would get a lot more done for the kingdom of you stopped pointing the finger at people and just started loving till it hurts. Love is the most powerful thing on earth, I don’t know why you waste your time gossiping and making assumptions up about people… But it’s not my place to worry about that. Anyway be blessed ! I love you too!! Xoxox

    • Rebecca June 5, 2016 at 10:40 am #

      The author’s name is listed at the top if you want to be able to properly address your concerns.

  6. L.D. May 26, 2016 at 11:16 pm #

    The people who write the articles on this site may share some truth, but they definitely twist scripture more than the “false prophets” they write about, as well as make loads of accusations with no documentation. After reading several, my discernment tells me this is nothing less than a cult. I pray those with ears to hear will find their way out.

    • Jim February 28, 2017 at 9:27 am #

      Well said. I could not have said it better. God bless

    • Manny1962 February 28, 2017 at 9:54 am #

      Seriously? A cult? I would say the fawning over Christine Caine and other false teachers is more akin to being cult like.

    • Manny1962 February 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

      ” loads of accusations with no documentation.”

      Please show me where one called out wolf has been accused without documentation. If you know scripture you could in an instance see where Christine Caine is wrong. The “don’t judge” paradigm doesn’t apply when someone calls themselves Christian, usurps God’s word, and wants to play pastor.

      It amazes me all her supporters can only base their drive-by comments on “don’t judge,” presupposing what God does while ignoring His written word, or the Love syndrome, we all need love, we must love, God is only about love, Jesus is only about love, you’re not loving if you’re judging. A word of advice to those erroneously holding unto these beliefs, read your Bibles, put down your favorite idol for a second and read what Jesus said about:

      False teachers, false brethren, faulty theology, and the biggest of them all the coming judgement on these purveyors of lies and on the whole world itself. Don’t mistake love of the world for the true love of God, His Son, and His scripture.

  7. Ed Brown August 2, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Are you intimidated by the words, testimony, presence of a powerful woman of God? This woman of God, like every other women of God has a powerful testimony, this woman of God, like every other women of God is a powerful witness of Christ Jesus that makes the name of Jesus great.

    Every woman, girl on the planet is a daughter of the most high king, made in Gods image.

    • Amy Spreeman August 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

      Testimony, good. Teaching men spiritual things, rebelling against God’s Word.

      • bob February 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

        So, I guess Queen Esther is in hell? What about Ruth? Isn’t there a harlot in the lineage of Christ? God speaks to male and female…he does not discriminate. No matter what is said or written, it should all be tested and proven with the scriptures…not accepted blindly.

        • Manny1962 February 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

          Sorry, Christine Caine nor Joyce Meters is Esther, do what Esther did nor follow what is commanded:

          “13 And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

          15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

          Esther was at that place and at that time fulfilling God’s purpose to save the Jews, neither Caine nor Meyers are here to save God’s people.

    • Natasha October 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

      How many people has the author of this article rescued from slavery?
      was the author of this article abused as a child and had Jesus heal their heart?
      Is the author of this post aware of the prominence of women in Jesus’ ministry?
      Has the author of this article suddenly become God and we are unaware of it?
      Does the author of this article have the power of discerning a person’s heart?
      Has the author of this article ever listened to Christine Caine?
      I was at one of her events this weekend and I quote from her message “if you are called to be married, you are called to follow.”
      Beth Moore teaches the same thing, but “oh my goodness! She travels without her husband!” Pluease! Traveling without your husband and encouraging women to submit to their husbands and follow their husbands leadership in the home! Oh what horror!

      • Amy Spreeman October 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

        We do our best to warn the flock of false teachers. Sometimes Christians who have not done their homework get on here and scold us for whatever reason – usually because they want to fiercely defend their favorite teachers. Natasha, consider please how these teachers are debasing God’s own Word, and then ask yourself why you would ever want to defend them?

        • Josephine November 3, 2016 at 9:45 am #

          Just get a life Amy Spreeman and all your followers; you are definitely not building but trying to tear don Gods Kingdom.

          • Manny1962 February 25, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

            You mean man’s kingdom?

  8. Han August 19, 2016 at 8:48 am #

    Loved the circle maker. Life and death is in the power of the tongue….nothing wrong with positive prayers and claiming blessings over our children. God made us equal. Sad that some Christians are so narrominded and judgemental.. .thats the reason people turn away from Jesus. If u cant speak life. Zip it!!
    Lets focus on the Love of Jesus and love love love…be Jesus out there……Christine Cain, Joyce and all those you judge…..they love the Lord…perhaps u should look inward friend. God will be our judge!

    • Amy Spreeman August 22, 2016 at 11:58 am #

      They say they love the Lord, yet they teach a false Word of Faith doctrine, which dishonor’s Christ and mischaracterizes Him. Please read our White Paper on why the Word of Faith teachings are heresy. You might also want to check out YouTube videos by Justin Peters.

  9. Beverly Vornbrock September 9, 2016 at 5:34 am #

    I am sure Satan is loving the lack of unity and twisting of scripture this article represents. I am so glad that Christ is my example of the Word in flesh not articles like this and authors of them. I will live my life by His example, by His word and how the Holy Spirit reveals the word to me, not by man/woman alone and definitely not by this article or ‘ministries’ as such.

    • Amy Spreeman September 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

      Hello Beverly,
      Are we to unify around false doctrine? Jesus said to be set apart from it. Christ is our example, too. If you follow this particular teacher, it is to your detriment. The article lays out biblically the alarming activities and teachings she promotes, so please don’t ignore them.

  10. Jordan September 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    I don’t know why I go searching for these articles. For a good laugh I guess. Just like peter you don’t know what spirit you are speaking from.

    • Amy Spreeman September 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

      I do know what Scripture says, and that’s all I need to determine that Christine Caine is NOT a biblically sound teacher.

  11. Renata October 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    Penso que isso seja inveja por Deus usar essas mulheres poderosamente!!!
    Amo a Joyce, amo a Christine, a Beth 💙💚💛
    São bênçãos na minha vida e de milhares!!!

  12. Pailina October 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

    The most I have heard Christine Caine & Joyce Meyer teach on is forgiveness, healing process and how to move on in Jesus Christ. And this is very encouraging & very helpful to a whole lot of pole who have been hurt. And I have never heard them condemn anyone’s teaching like they are being condemned here. Instead of this kind of criticism, you should do as they do, pick a subject on your experiences, teach & encourage pole to walk in Jesus Christ. We all ask for the spirit of discernment & as we grow in spirit, will soon know who is who or the Holy Spirit reveals it to us without you being judgemental to a fellow human being. Stay blessed.

    • Faith November 12, 2016 at 11:49 am #

      “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.” 1 Peter 2:1

      “Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!” James 5:9

      “But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.” James 3:14

  13. ney specy November 17, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    who are you to judge people, especially servants of God I believe that instead of writing false things, I pray God gives you the same discernment concerning your life. Don’t hate on God’ s people. Keep in scriptures, you might find better things to do than this

  14. Peter November 26, 2016 at 11:15 pm #

    I read the title and I thought WHAT! then I realized you are in a bad twisted place.. and if I could meet you have coffee with you see your life then that would be confirmed.

    • Amy Spreeman November 28, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

      Great! I will take mine dark roast with room for cream!

  15. Elizabeth December 3, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    Dear Amy, You have the right idea. But employ the wrong application. Keep seeking the Lord and His truth will be found by you. In the meantime, I pray for truth to pervade where lies now take hold. By the way, both Joyce Meyer & Christine Caine honor God, His call on their redeemed lives and they honor their husbands as well. God bless you.

  16. Abbey December 7, 2016 at 3:09 am #

    I just wrapped up finals in Folk Religion & Animism at a fully accredited Christian university. At the beginning of the class, and many of the students were skeptical. However, by the end of the course all of our eyes were opened to identify animistic and occult practices. The reality is that while these religions are easily identifiable in places like the Congo, Haiti and Mongolia, they aren’t so easily identified here. Our western culture and the western church has become so syncretized with New Age animism that many Christians can’t tell the difference. The act of circle marking is occult in nature … period. Just because we think we are divorcing or reimagining the symbol from its original meaning does not make it holy. Would anyone who claims to be a Christ follower choose to wear a pentagram? No – we would feel convicted bc that symbol was created for the very purpose of rebelling against God. Treating God as a “Source” of power and energy for the purpose of our bidding is no different than conjuring spirits from the dead. God is relational but He is also Almighty God, Yahweh and there are no other gods before Him. As Christians, we need to compare the current, mainstream teachings to the Israelites of the minor prophet era – they were mixing in unholy sacrifice and worship. They were completely syncretic with the pagan worship of that day. What was Yahwehs word for them – repent, return or you will be judged. That word is the same for us today – we are responsible to test the spirits, research and hold everything up to Gods Word for comparison.

    • rascott247 December 7, 2016 at 4:18 am #

      Very interesting Abby

      It’s the old Creator/creature vs. continuity of being thing. You are absolutely right that the two have become blurred here in the west—and if so probably all over the world.
      Thanks for sharing

  17. john johnson January 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    First of all to those defending Christine Caine, the bible – Gods Word, makes it very clear -women are not to preach,so quit defending her,and attacking us warning others not to follow her for their own good, instead take it up with God and argue with Him if you dont want to listen to his commands and have issues with them, tell God he is wrong ,not us.Why dont you read His word instead of lazily listening to people who you obviously are unable to discern if they are leading you off of the path , its about Him not these false prophets. And the whole -you are tearing down His Kingdom bit just love till it hurts ,just love , love, love,anything and everything cuz its all about love is pure and utter b.s. ,you obviously need to read what He expects of and from you, and shut your mouth.thats right,shut your mouth if you are serious about God and His word,otherwise keep on truckin down the wrong path thats your decision He gives us free will.And the whole ‘tearing down His Kingdom, as if any of us are capable of actually doing that,are you playing with a full deck?Know it all, feel good self righteous, listening to people and putting your faith in them, and not Him and then running your mouths like you actually know what the h e double L your talking about, but go ahead if you must ,its your choice and if what you desire and want and think should be is the most important to YOU and not what He commands.

  18. john johnson January 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    Also to you clueless ignorants and your weak pitiful statements and untruths saying “who are you to judge” and “stop pointing the finger ” type things, ….stating and pointing out facts is not judging, lol. nor is pointing out false teachings and trying to warn and help others to be aware and learn, again you need to shut up and start reading your Bible and learning His word and not idolizing people and your own self made ideals and desires, and stop spouting ridiculous dim witted statements that are absurd,shut up and read His Word

  19. CC January 18, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    Incredible! I site that purposes to tear down people that are of the faith. Many of the people you are tearing down are God’s people and are in the faith, running the race. We cannot throw the baby out with the bath water, the fish out with the bones. Though they may not be spot on in everything, they are still teaching the gospel and people are coming to Christ. Please tell me that you have been right 100% of the time in your teachings and have never needed greater depth of insight. I follow many of these people and you know what, I leave what doesn’t line up with God to God to deal with. Ugliness! How is what you are doing here promoting the gospel of truth? I’d like to know. You will have to stand before God in all things that you have said including the ways you are talking about God’s people here. There is one church and we should be united. Christ said, “They will know you by your love for one another.”, not differences. One day all the walls that man created with denominations will fall and we will stand before our King and will most likely realize that none of us had it all right…as much as some of us might like to think. I pray against the pride that is here. I and pray that evil will not flourish. God can make anything come toppling down. I pray that you would humble yourself before the mighty hand of God.

    • Amy Spreeman January 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

      CC, you being willing to follow false teachers is actually going against what Jesus, Paul and others told you NOT to do.
      There are no icky bones in the pure teaching of Scripture, so as long as you seek biblically sound, obedient teachers, you have nothing to spit out.

  20. Manny1962 January 18, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    “There is one church and we should be united”

    Actually there are two churches, THE BRIDE and the HARLOT CHURCH. We are commanded to come out from her.

    “they are still teaching the gospel and people are coming to Christ. ”

    What Christ? Surely not the Christ of scripture, for we come to the Father only through Him, without the Son there’s no salvation, you can’t earn it, work for it, it is an undeserved gift, we can’t ever repay.

    “I leave what doesn’t line up with God to God to deal with”

    Then you’re not what you’re commanded to do, to discern truth from error, the WORD OF GOD divides to the marrow, Paul said the Terrans were a noble people, because they cared to compared what he taught against scripture. There’s no room for compromising.

    ” Many of the people you are tearing down are God’s people and are in the faith, running the race.”

    How do you know that? See what Paul says of their I’ll:

    2 Corinthians 11:13

    13For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their actions.…

    “How is what you are doing here promoting the gospel of truth? I’d like to know.”

    By calling out heresy and false teaching, we are intended to judge those that call themselves Christians, we are not to judge with bad motives or pride, we are not to judge those outside the church.

    “I pray against the pride that is here.”

    Please show us where we have been prideful. Calling out error in the body is not pride.

    ” I pray that you would humble yourself before the mighty hand of God.”

    The fear and our love of God compels us to defend His words, not man’s.

    This explains what is happening today as The Lord’s return grows closer:

    2 Timothy 4:2.

    …2Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction. 3For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires. 4So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”

  21. Manny1962 January 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    Hi Amy, is it possible to add an edit feature to site? Like back in SUFTT? So we can correct any mistakes before permanent post? Thanks!

    • Amy Spreeman January 18, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

      SUFTT used a couple of external comments plugins. One was Disqus, although I’m not sure what they use now. We just use the basic WordPress comments, which have less chance of having bugs and glitches. I will see if there is a way to add something that will enable comment editing.

      • Manny1962 January 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

        Thanks Amy! God bless!

  22. Rachel February 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    Wow. This is so dumb. It is articles like this and people like you that make people afraid to go to church.

    • Manny1962 February 14, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

      2 Timothy 4:2.

      …2Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction. 3For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires. 4So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths…..

    • Amy Spreeman February 15, 2017 at 7:00 am #

      Rachel, “people like me” care much more for the lost and their spiritual well being than people like you who seem to hold up false teachers as idols.

  23. Manny1962 February 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

    “Wow. This is so dumb. It is articles like this and people like you that make people afraid to go to church.”

    “People like you?” Please be specific. You mean judgemental? Using the bible as a standard? Calling out a false teacher? A Berean? A follower of Jesus?

    “People afraid to go to church”………….. If you mean warning of wolves behind pulpits, yes….It’s called warning. You should be afraid to follow a wolf, it’s spiritually lethal, and if you read your bible it says to be aware of those spreading error and twisting scripture.

    I hope your eyes will be opened to see the crass apostasy infecting “church.” GD is calling out His bride from dead Churchianity.

  24. Mary February 22, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    In point 6, it reads: “If they persist despite the warnings and either don’t have a husband to oversee them, have no proper oversight from a husband who has abdicated his duty, or who just are or are married to a discernment klutz, then various scriptures say either to admonish them strongly a third time and/or to break fellowship.”

    Point six is given without a bible reference. I find this website quick to site scriptures to denounce the ‘heretic’ in question, but slow to provide biblical reference to support their own advice/logic…

    I am curious to know the biblical basis for those who are unmarried to not be able to minister? I know I am using a generalized context, as some would argue that ministering is different then ‘preaching’ or ‘teaching’. Also, I realize this argument is contentious among divided denominations who believe preaching and teaching are men’s roles only in the church.

    That said, taking the gender issue away (just for second), the confusion persists in this idea that those who are unmarried cannot minister. Paul himself speaks in favor of remaining single rather than marrying (1 Cor. 7:8 & 28), in order to devote whole-hearted service to God without distraction or obligation of the family. If marriage alone (or in the case of a woman) who wants to minister or have a place in some form of leadership or influence in the church is only legitimized in ministering through the oversight of her husband, then that would appear to be highly problematic for 2 reasons:

    1) What then is the role of Jesus as our heavenly/spiritual husband (as emphasized in Mathew 25/ Isaiah 54:5)?
    2) What is the role of a single women & widows in the church, if she is not preoccupied with the duties of wife and mother?

    A response to this is appreciated. Thank you.

    • Amy Spreeman February 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

      Thanks for writing Mary. I am confused by your statement, ” I find this website quick to site scriptures to denounce the ‘heretic’ in question, but slow to provide biblical reference to support their own advice…” Really? This isn’t our article, but another authors whom we have shared. You might want to go to the source for your complaint.

      On the other hand, if we have not provided Scripture in articles that we have authored, then by all means, please provide those links.

      Jesus is our authority, obviously, and we are to do all that He has commanded. To call him our husband seems a little strange, as husbands are to submit to God, and Jesus is God. As far as single women and authority, yes their church elders or pastors are to offer spiritual guidance and teaching. The Scriptures carefully lay out for us the role of single and widowed women in the church. Serve! Teach! But there are parameters: There is no scriptural precedent that forbids women from also serving as music leaders, youth teachers, or children’s directors. The only restriction is that they do not assume a role of spiritual authority or teacher over adult men.

  25. BHANNY NAIDOO March 8, 2017 at 1:12 am #

    Hi this is Bhanny from South Africa, may God have mercy on you Amy Spreeman.



    • Manny1962 March 8, 2017 at 7:38 am #

      My friend you speak from emotion not wisdom, before you say one more thing, take out your bible, and compare what these women say to what scripture says, you’ll find their message is not anywhere in there. You are also bearing false witness ( you accuse of jealousy, envy and trouble making) and you’re judging out of pride and emotion, this is the way Christ forbids us to judge. You’re theology is very weak to non-existent if you believe these women have actually brought anything good to the masses. Pray for wisdom and for Jesus to control your anger. You’re not speaking as a Christian should.

    • Amy Spreeman March 9, 2017 at 6:40 am #

      The God you believe in commands that you mark and avoid false teachers. Caine’s teachings have been held up to the light of Scripture, and she is false.
      If you are looking to Caine to “change women’s lives,” then you are not looking to the Savior, for only He does that.

  26. Elsabè March 9, 2017 at 7:15 am #

    Thanks, Amy! “Sanctify them through Thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth.” – John 17:17 Anything contrary to God’s Word produces tares.

  27. Lisa Nelson March 10, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    Word? Faith? Teachers? You meaning taking the word for WHAT IT IS and SPEAKING AND FOLLOWING IT BY FAITH!!?? Good night read your Bible berean and how about not ” twisting” it when you do so. Word of Faith is what Gods Word is!!

    • Amy Spreeman March 10, 2017 at 11:57 am #

      Lisa, the Word of Faith movement isn’t the Word, and it isn’t Faith.
      Please learn more here:

      • Manny1962 March 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm #

        Drive by poster, she would never back up her statement with scripture, as it would show the lack of discernment and ignorance of those that follow Copeland, Hagin, Osteen, Meyer and every other wolf that teaches that abomination.

        • Amy Spreeman March 11, 2017 at 9:53 am #

          True, but we still need to point these drive-bys to the Truth, so that other readers will understand.

          • Manny1962 March 11, 2017 at 10:03 am #

            No doubt! We must refute and point to the truth!

    • Manny1962 March 10, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

      Not even close to what scripture is.

      ” Evangelist E.W. Kenyon (1867–1948) is usually given credit as the originator of Word of Faith teaching.

      Kenyon’s principal disciple was Kenneth Hagin Sr., the recognized “father” of the Word of Faith movement. Hagin (1917–2003) believed that it is God’s will that believers would always be in good health, financially successful, and happy.

      Hagin’s principal disciple was Kenneth Copeland who, with his wife, Gloria, is the unofficial leader of the Word of Faith movement. While Copeland remains the leader of the Word of Faith movement, several newer mass media Word of Faith preachers have eclipsed him in popularity, viz., Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn, Joseph Prince and Joyce Meyer.”

      All poster children of false teachers! These clowns do not preach the word of God.

  28. Michelle March 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

    I think this is a site for pharisees. I’ll be sure to steer clear. It hurts to look at. I understand a loving nudge in the right direction from a truly loving soul who’s purpose in life is to point people towards heaven. However, I see the followers of this site not as such.

    Why do you think you receive this feedback? What do you think you can do differently to appeal to the masses that you should be trying to save? What do you spend most of your time worrying about? What is your heart full of? I ask these questions in curiosity as I’m truly baffled by the material I find here – and all in the name of the same Christ that I follow.

    • Manny1962 March 15, 2017 at 7:37 am #

      “I think this is a site for pharisees.” Pray tell how? All that’s done here is to warn people!E of false teachers, false theology and false biblical practices, how is that in anyway being Pharisee?

      “I understand a loving nudge in the right direction from a truly loving soul who’s purpose in life is to point people towards heaven.”

      Christine Caine’s purpose in life is not to judge anyone toward heaven, on the contrary what she spouts is completely anti-biblical. If you know and read your bible that is quite obvious.

      “What is your heart full of?”

      Man’s heart is deceitful, and beyond cure…..Jeremiah 17:9. Don’t trust your heart, trust God.

      “However, I see the followers of this site not as such.”

      l suppose you believe “judging” others is wrong correct? So why do you judge then? Why don’t you pick up scripture and compare what she says to what the word of God says? You’ll find her corrupt theology lacking.

      “What do you think you can do differently to appeal to the masses that you should be trying to save?”

      Trying to save? Are you kidding? We can’t save anyone, we present the unadulterated Gospels, we present Jesus as the only way to The Father, the only way to salvation. The masses you speak about want nothing to do with that, they want to have their ears tickled by false teaching. An emotional empty garbage bag called Churchianity, where the Caines, Hybels, Moore’s if this world deposit their lies.

      “What do you spend most of your time worrying about?”

      Christians are commanded not to worry, as we know our God is bigger than any situation, we are to lay at His feet ALL of our cares, He provides. We strive to bring His word to people! Without blemish or lies, we strive with and warn others of the impending judgement​ coming upon this world.

      “I ask these questions in curiosity as I’m truly baffled by the material I find here – and all in the name of the same Christ that I follow.”

      Michelle, if the “Christ” you follow is the “Christ” that Christine Caine espouses, then it’s not the Christ of the Bible. I would beseech you to dump Caine and sit down with a bible and rethink what you have been taught. If you’re honest enough with yourself and do a bit of research in to Caine, Beth Moore and the myriads of so called teachers, you’ll find their doctrines of demons does not square with scripture!

      Parting question: did you see The Shack? What’s your take on it?

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