International House of Prayer has always been influenced by the Catholic mystics. Their bookstore on prayer is loaded with New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) authors such as Dutch Sheets, Cindy Jacobs, Chuck Pierce, C. Peter Wagner and James Goll. Dallas Willard adds another touch of controversy. Then I see that Beni Johnson of Bethel Church, Redding, is also on the list. Her daughter Jenn Johnson (Jesus Culture) recently spoke to young people about angels and their f–rting contests. Please read this article as now Francis Chan is scheduled to speak at IHOP. We are being asked to contact him with a warning.

My Word Like Fire

Francis Chan is scheduled to speak at the IHOP-KC Onething Conference in late December. [1] So is Banning Liebscher, director of Jesus Culture. And, yes, Jesus Culture will be there as well. Matt Redman is also on the docket.

Last year International House Of Prayer leadership scheduled a Catholic Track at Onething without ever revealing this on the IHOP website. The Catholic Track speakers planned to “draw upon Catholic doctrine, practices, and tradition and touch on the larger conference’s themes centering on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.” [2]

Catholic participation was canceled, so the IHOP effort at “unity” did not happen.

According to Franciscan University of Steubenville, IHOP-KC founder Mike Bickle noted “that many IHOP teachings draw upon the works of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Ávila, as well as contemporary Catholic authors including Father Henri Nouwen and Father Thomas Dubay, SM. The IHOP 24-hour prayer…

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