John Hagee began his career as a prosperity- preaching mega-church impresario as a minister licensed by the heretic organization the Assembly of God in 1966 at the helm of Trinity Church. He resigned his pastorate and was booted out of the Assembly of God in 1975 when his adulterous affair with a young member of the congregation came to light. He was divorced from his first wife, Marthe Downing, who was granted custody of their two children, Christopher and Tish. This left him free to take up with his modern day Jezebel, Diane M. Castro, whom he married in 1976. The issue of this unbiblical union were three children: Christina, Matthew and Sandy.
In 1987, Hagee went on to lead a 15 member congregation in San Antonio, which became the 20,000 member Cornerstone Church, in direct violation of the following verses:
1 Corinthians 9:27 “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
1 John 2 “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
Ephesians 5:3 “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.”
1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; – 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) – 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. – 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Spewing his revisionist theology from the pulpit of this big box church, Hagee is seen on many outlets, not least of which is TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), founded by Luciferians (the late)Paul and Jan Crouch.
Hagee is a committed prosperity preacher and a promoter of the false doctrine of positive confession/word-faith theology, (i.e. speaking wishes into reality using magical thinking and self-empowerment). The following are Hagee’s own words:
“When you give to God, He controls your income. There’s no such thing as a fixed income in the Kingdom of God. Your income is controlled by your giving.”
“God created a universe where it is impossible to receive without giving. Everything that God controls, gives. . . . Givers gain. You do not qualify for God’s abundance until you give.”
“There is a relationship between your soul and physical and financial prosperity.”
This emcee of false doctrine waddles about on his enormous stage bleating on and on about the most egregious deceptions in direct contradiction of the established Word. Lest we forget just where Jesus stood on the issues of wealth and prosperity, let us review:
Luke 6:20, 24: Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. . . . But woe to you who are rich . . .”
James 2:5 “. . . did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?”
1 Timothy 6:17-19 “Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed”
Hagee is also personally responsible for the damnation of thousands of Jews by virtue of his propagation of the ‘Salvation without Conversion’ theory. His tireless efforts in this arena are recognized as praiseworthy by unconverted Jews the world over and spread as doctrine by his congregation of mislead Christians, many of whom must examine their own salvation status before it’s too late.
“Here is my position on the Jewish people… Fact One: God has not cast away the Jewish people. Fact Two: According to Romans 11:5 there are Jewish people (‘a remnant’) who have a spiritual relationship with God at this present time… according to ‘the election of grace.” Letter to Erwin M. de Castro, Oct. 18, 1994.
“I believe that every Jewish person who lives in the light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption” Houston Chronicle, April 30, 1988
“I’m not trying to convert the Jewish people to the Christian faith… In fact, trying to convert Jews is a waste of time. Jews already have a covenant with God and that has never been replaced by Christianity.” Houston Chronicle, April 30, 1988
Dr. John MacArthur said it best: “An individual Jew today is saved like anybody else is, by faith in Christ. And, apart from that, there is no salvation.”
As a Christian, I am at odds with those who would question a man’s relationship with God, unless that man, by virtue of his position in society, whether sought ot unsought, could lead to people forsaking their salvation. The heretic Hagee is one of those men.
Hagee is also on record as stating that Jesus was not the Messiah:
“I’m delighted to present my latest book, In Defense Of Israel. … It scripturally proves that the Jewish people as a whole did not reject Jesus as Messiah. … Since Jesus refused by word and deed to claim to be the Messiah, how can the Jews be blamed for rejecting what was never offered? …”
Well, I am here to say that Hagee is less a man of God than Judas, who at least realized his sin and arguably repented. This is what the Word has to say on men such as Hagee:
1John 4:3 “Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ (Messiah) is come in the flesh is not of God”.
1 John 5:6 “This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ (Messiah); not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth”.
Jesus absolutely claimed divinity:
John 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
There is much more on the internet and I encourage you, the reader, to spend some time reading up on this towering example of heresy and false teaching.
Thanks to: Robert Boston, The Most Dangerous Man In America? Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1996, pg. 131; Gregory S. Camp, Selling Fear. Grand Rapids, Michigan, Baker Book House, 1997; Christian Research Institute; Pastor Gary Reckart; The Other Gospel of John Hagee, Christian Zionism and Ethnic Salvation by G. Richard Fisher; John Hagee, False Prophet by Harmony Grant; John Hagee, Wikipedia
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