Father of “holy laughter” to bring New Apostolic Reformation gathering to Washington D.C.

I’ve never been overly excited about so-called “guilt by association,” but when high-profile Christian organizations team up to affiliate, we need to ask some questions:  Why would professed bible-believing teachers continually team up with New Apostolic Reformation (N.A.R.) dominionism groups, or for that matter those who teach rolling on the floor squealing, barking and laughing uncontrollably as a “manifestation” of the Holy Spirit? As for Rabbi Cahn, who will be joining the stage fresh off the heels of his NAR tour with the 7 Cultural Mountains group, will he be warning Christians once again that we must keep the Jewish Shemitah, or suffer God’s wrath against America this autumn?

Our friends over at Lighthouse Trails ask even more questions about this summer’s big celebrity event:

Elephant in the Room: Rodney Howard-Browne and America’s “Great Awakening”            By Lighthouse Trails | Republished with permission

RodneyHowardBrowne_Elephant-500x371“Elephant in the room” or Elephant in the living room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss. It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be impossible to overlook.1

Lighthouse Trails recently published a booklet titled False Revival Coming: Part 1. The booklet expressed our concern that Holy Laughter/Holy Ghost bartender Rodney Howard-Browne was not only back—but had apparently never gone away! With discernment at an all time low in the church, Browne is traveling the world with what he describes as his God-mandated “Great Awakening Tour.” He hopes his tour will ignite a global transformation to the Christian faith. Partnering with New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) figures like Bethel’s Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, and others, Howard-Browne and his NAR colleagues would have the church believe they are bringing about the ultimate end-times “revival”—a “Great Awakening” move of God that will usher in a planetary Pentecost.

Howard-Browne’s “revival” activities were brought to our attention when we were informed that the “Holy Ghost Bartender” had organized and hosted a star-studded two-week “Celebrate America” event over the 4th of July last summer (2014) in Washington D.C. The event featured pastor/author Jonathan Cahn, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, author/columnist Dr. Ben Carson, and many others. “Celebrate America” was sponsored by a number of organizations that included The Washington Times, World Net Daily, Christian Coalition of America, and Cornerstone Television Network.

Rodney Howard-Browne, known for imparting Holy Laughter to countless people around the world, is once again placing his ministry in the limelight. Because of his heightened activity in today’s church, we believed it was important to reissue an article that attempted to honestly critique Howard-Browne and his holy laughter “revival” back when it was originally happening. The 1994 article is titled “Holy Laughter or Strong Delusion?” and was written by author Warren B. Smith. Initially published in a discernment newsletter, his article quickly circulated around the world. It helped many people to see the many problems associated with Howard-Browne and his Holy Laughter “revival.”

Just after republishing in booklet form Warren B. Smith’s provocative article, Rodney Howard-Browne announced that he was returning to Washington D.C. in July 2015 for another two week “Celebrate America” event that will include the fourth of July. Continuing his run on the nation’s capital, the speakers have yet to be announced.

Three “elephant in the room” questions that need to be addressed:

1) Are we to believe that God has appointed Rodney Howard-Browne—the Holy Ghost Bartender—to lead the church and the world into a “great spiritual awakening”—into global “revival?”

2) What Christian leaders will be speaking and aligning themselves with Howard-Browne at his “Celebrate America” event?

3)Is it possible that what looks like a “Great Awakening” will actually be a spiritual distraction that inadvertently leads to“Great Deception?”

 

 

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11 Responses to Father of “holy laughter” to bring New Apostolic Reformation gathering to Washington D.C.

  1. Evangelina Vigilantee March 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

    These 'holy laughter' types are a joke. LOL
    ( ;

  2. Stephen March 9, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    Only one created thing can laugh like that, mocking God . . . and that's a demon. Stay away from this lot, all of them.

  3. Bob Schoenle March 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Lunacy reigns supreme.

  4. Randy Garcia March 10, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    Wow, these holy laughter is not something to play with…

  5. In Jesus is Life March 12, 2015 at 10:24 am #

    This stuff is evil and it is engulfing many of my dear friends. Because of that fact I wrote a long article using every scripture I could find on false prophets and teachers. It shows just how important this issue was to Jesus and Paul. It has good scriptures to use to analyze what is of God and what is false. Peace and truth through Jesus as he is in his eternal word: <a

    • standupwi March 13, 2015 at 7:17 am #

      You'll notice I removed the promoted links back to your own site.

      • In Jesus is Life March 13, 2015 at 11:40 am #

        The thing about my links is that they lead people to more scripture. My blog is anonymous so I get no glory. I just want themTo be lead to more of the word. Would you reconsider allowing my links?Thanks and I love your website. It is standing up for the truth. I am as well. Perhaps we could join together in contending for such a great faith as this

  6. The Vigilant Pilgrim March 19, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    I'm very disappointed at the name-calling in the article and on this website. What do you mean by a “Holy Ghost Bartender”? You write, 'We’ve never been overly excited about so-called “guilt by association,” but…" Then you engage in proclaiming any association with this event guilty and in doing so, attempt to tarnish their reputations. But what are they guilty of??? Your article never establishes any biblical argument that would shed any negative light on this even or the people putting it on. You reference a booklet, that's conveniently for sale and an author's who's body of work appears to be tearing down but don't include any relevant scriptures to help someone like me who will put the weight of scripture over the opinion of man. I pray that no one here is blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

    • standupwi March 19, 2015 at 11:09 am #

      I am happy to respond, Pilgrims.
      1. We’ve provided the entire booklet – for free – on our site. You don’t have to pay to see it at all. Just if you want the color tracts to share with people, then it’s less than 2 bucks.
      2. Second, this is full of Scripture. I am surprised you didn’t see it or hear it on our program. What we’ve done here is compared a man’s teaching to Scripture, and found major discrepancies.
      3. Thirdly, there is no name calling, I promise. “Holy Ghost Bartender” is a name RHB came up with for himself, years ago.
      4. Not guilt by association, but by affiliation. Big difference, would you not agree?

      It was a hard-hitting piece for sure, and sometimes we do need to mention names as it says to do in the Bible, in order to mark and avoid. Our hearts are always to share in love, with the intent to help those being deceived, and those who are leading the sheep astray, to see clearly. Hope this helps. – Amy S.

    • standupwi March 19, 2015 at 11:17 am #

      I am happy to respond, Vigilant Pilgrim.

      1. We've provided the entire booklet – for free – on our site. You don't have to pay to see it at all. Just if you want the color tracts to share with people, then it's less than 2 bucks.
      2. Second, this is full of Scripture. I am surprised you didn't see it or hear it on our program. What we've done here is compared a man's teaching to Scripture, and found major discrepancies.
      3. Thirdly, there is no name calling, I promise. "Holy Ghost Bartender" is a name RHB came up with for himself, years ago.
      4. Not guilt by association, but by affiliation. Big difference, would you not agree?

      It was a hard-hitting piece for sure, and sometimes we do need to mention names as it says to do in the Bible, in order to mark and avoid. Our hearts are always to share in love, with the intent to help those being deceived, and those who are leading the sheep astray, to see clearly. Hope this helps. – Amy S.

    • tml December 16, 2015 at 7:20 am #

      That’s what people called Howard-Brown back in the 90’s, it’s not “name calling” on the part of this blog. Google it if you don’t believe me, and maybe do a little research before you go off on someone for simply stating facts.

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