It has been interesting to observe who is teaching falsely and their progression. For instance look at a few of these quotes from Greg Laurie.

“How can a God of love send people to hell? God doesn’t send anyone to hell. We send ourselves there. Hell was never created for man but for the devil and his angels.” [How To Share Your Faith, p. 66, bold added, see also this same statement in how to live FOREVER, copyright 1999, p. 20]

Then there are his “void” and “loneliness” teachings which seem to be the essence of bad news….not sin.

“Before we can truly appreciate this good news though, we need to understand the bad news, which is a serious problem we all have.

“Every person is lonely – lonely in a way that relationships can’t fill . . . children can’t fill . . . friends can’t fill. I believe it’s a loneliness for God.” (Why Believe? p. xvi, Billy Graham Library Selection special edition, copyright 1995)”

“Besides “adding to” the gospel (Galatians 1:8-9; Proverbs 30:5-6) by adding a “void” that doesn’t exist, Laurie preaches the opposite of the gospel. God says, “The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.” (Psalm 10:4) “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, . . .” (Romans 1:28) And, “There is none who seeks after God.” (Romans 3:11) And, “An evil man seeks only rebellion.” (Proverbs 17:11; see also Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-18; Proverbs 14:2). Psalm 10:3 says the wicked “renounce the Lord.” John 3:20 says they hate the light (1 John 1:5). Romans 1:30 describes them as “haters of God.” They are not lonely for Him.”

Greg Laurie is also known for his affiliation with Rick Warren and the Saddleback Church. It seems evident that continued associations with false teachers escalates one’s own downfall.


Over the last five years I have also heard about the teachings of Chuck Missler. The opinions vary widely depending on one’s church background and how one perceives extra-biblical or edgy teachings.  He seems to be basically well-liked by Pentecostals, Charismatics and those who are affiliated with the Calvary Church. But there are those in these denominations who are uncomfortable with him.

A quick look into some of his teachings rather shocked me. Here is an excerpt from “The Ten Virgins.”

“Later when the five foolish virgins came, they said, “Lord, Lord, open the door.” But he answered them saying, “I know you not” (Matthew 25:12).

“I Know You Not

“The Greek word used here for know is oida (Strong’s #1492), which means to see, to perceive or to “know intimately.” The Lord was saying to the five foolish virgins: “I don’t know you intimately; we don’t have a close relationship. If we did, you would have obeyed Me and brought more oil.” In other words, there was no fellowship between them. The Lord only knew them by observation.

“The five foolish virgins in this parable obviously are in heaven. But because they didn’t know (oida) the Lord intimately, He didn’t let them in to the wedding ceremony. They were not qualified to enter.”

The traditional teaching is that the door is closed to those who the Lord does not know. There is no entrance into heaven. But he has changed it to mean that the relationship was not intimate enough?  That those He doesn’t know…”I know you not”…will gain entrance? Entrance into heaven but not the wedding feast?

I looked up Strongs #1942*  and the words “know intimately” do not exist in the definition. Missler has the words in parenthesis which usually means an exact quote.

Next I watched a video about Missler’s Bible Codes that explained that 10 names in Genesis 5 spells out a prophecy of Jesus Christ. The combined meanings of the  names of Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah…translate into this sentence.

“Man-appointed- mortal -sorrow,-the blessed God-shall come down-teaching-his death shall bring – the despairing-rest or comfort.”

He said all you have to do is go to the Lexicon and Concordances and verify the meanings of the names. I did. I could only positively verify three of the ten. Adam is man, Jared means descent, and Noah means comfort. Two are stretches as Seth means, “instead of”, or “compensation” so I have a hard time saying that “appointed” should be used as a meaning. The other stretch is Methuselah, which I found to mean primarily “man of a dart”. I really had to dig into the lexicon but I did see “death/judgment” as a meaning.

 The true meaning of the name Lamech is “powerful” not despairing. Despairing is the ninth word of his sentence. But powerful would not fit into his “integrated message system.”

Strong’s H3929 – Lemek  

Lamech = “powerful”

1) the 5th lineal descendant from Cain, husband of Adah and Zillah, father of sons, Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal-cain, and daughter, Naamah

2) father of Noah

Missler says not to trust what he says or teaches. Maybe he is counting on the fact that few really take the time to actually test the teachings they are listening to. He even tells us in the article on his site, “…the views concerning the meaning and significance of the original roots are not free of controversy and are subject to variant readings.”  Right. That is why this teaching is so meaningless.

I later watched Missler teach this “bible code”  on  a video….When he read the sentence the people in the audience gasped. Then I knew what he was living for.

It is no wonder that men who do not love Christ enough to preach Him and the cross, end up endorsing a book that instructs us to contact the dead…something the Bible strictly prohibits.

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Strong’s G1492 – eidō

1) to see

a) to perceive with the eyes

b) to perceive by any of the senses

c) to perceive, notice, discern, discover

d) to see

1) i.e. to turn the eyes, the mind, the attention to anything

2) to pay attention, observe

3) to see about something

a) i.e. to ascertain what must be done about it

4) to inspect, examine

5) to look at, behold

e) to experience any state or condition

f) to see i.e. have an interview with, to visit

2) to know

a) to know of anything

b) to know, i.e. get knowledge of, understand, perceive

1) of any fact

2) the force and meaning of something which has definite meaning

3) to know how, to be skilled in

c) to have regard for one, cherish, pay attention to (1Th. 5:12)