False Teacher Andrew Wommack (Whoa Mac!) Really, Stop! Stop Teaching Heresy!

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Please Stop Listening To The False Teachings Of Andrew Wommack!  Here is a link to the video of Andrew Wommack teaching so that you know I’m not making this stuff up. https://youtu.be/i4BARuTQ-nc

 

He relies on his subjective feelings which he believes are being directed by the Holy Spirit to make decisions about where in the Bible he is going to study. This removes the ability to utilize proper hermeneutics. When he does this, he can’t have the broader context needed to harmonize scripture with scripture. This mystical decision making process is abiblical.

After picking the book of Numbers to study from, he skips the importance of the genealogies because he believes them to be tedious and boring. I wonder if he knows what theopneustos means?

At about 8 minutes and 16 seconds in he claims he makes it a habit to not teach things that are new for about a year, and that he sits on them, but of course he is going to break his own rule and teach a new teaching. What does the completely revealed finished word of God have to say about new teachings?

At about the 15 minute mark Andrew starts doing what many other false teachers do, he gets a concordance out and makes a hash out of Hebrew to invent a false teaching that is not in scripture and then impose it on his listeners. He uses it to claim that God does not afflict people. I wonder if he ever heard of Pharaoh, Jonah, Job, or for that matter the curse God inflicts all of Adam’s progeny with? Just, wow!… We all know from reading the same scriptures that Andrew is twisting, that Moses is disgusted with the people, and their selfish greed, and entitled feelings. Leading them was a great burden.

20 minute mark he starts on again about getting impressions from God and just knowing things in our hearts. This is no substitute for what God actually says in His word. How does one know if the idea that popped into their thoughts was not just of their own imagining, or even worse some demon speaking to them? I know, let’s ask Muhammad, Joseph Smith, or Ellen G. White… NOT!

He keeps abusing 1 Corinthians 10:11-13. I wonder what he would tell the martyrs? Don’t worry, the lions won’t eat you, the flames won’t be that hot… Come on… The intent of God in His word where He says, “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability” in context means that you can make it through any circumstance by God’s grace. He provides a way out of sin, so that you won’t have to sin while being beheaded burned alive, cut off in traffic, being left behind by an adulterous spouse, the death of a child. You can go through these things, and by His grace, choose to not sin. It doesn’t mean bad things will never happen to you. This is insane.

This idea that the men appointed to help Moses was not from God is just more nonsense. Did not Christ have Apostles? Are the Churches to not have more than one Elder? Come on Andrew… Stop making such a hash out of scripture. You twist it like it is free. One day you’ll have to answer for all your twisting.

@ 26:50 he starts in again about suffering not being God’s will, and he is placing a tremendous works righteousness burden on the people listening to him, that he himself doesn’t even believe or perform. He preaches a, “life enhancement Christianity” that is just not true. We don’t have less suffering in our lives when we come to faith, matter of fact, we suffer for our faith, unless you don’t believe what God incarnate said in His own word. I can’t even begin to tell you how much it ticks me off to hear him talking about, “God’s best.” How does he know what is God’s best for you? We need to suffer. It is part of growing in faith. It is part of being sanctified. Again, what would this clown tell Polycarp while he was being martyred? “Oh Polycarp, you just don’t lay your burdens down on the Lord enough. You just aren’t using the faith God gave you. You need to try harder to be more spiritual like me because I don’t have any problems…” Yeah, right! Pack it in and go home Andrew before you hurt anyone else!!!

@ 30:10 Andy say, “God doesn’t put any negative things on us.” Well, God says in Isaiah 45:6,7 

” 6 That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun

That there is no one besides Me.

I am the LORD, and there is no other,

7 The One forming light and creating darkness,

Causing well-being and creating calamity;

I am the LORD who does all these.”

or how about Deuteronomy 32:39,

“‘See now that I, I am He,

And there is no god besides Me;

It is I who put to death and give life.

I have wounded and it is I who heal,

And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.”

Oh and say, let’s not forget the flood, or Sodom and Gomorrah, or plagues and famines sent as discipline upon the people. Andrew’s theology is so anthropocentric it is no wonder his doctrines are so focused on life enhancement through the faith he invented. In Romans 1 we can see God’s punishment in the form of people worshiping created things. This includes anthropocentric religion as well. Romans 1:21-25 “21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” If your theology centers around man, you are an idolater.

@30:43 Wommack’s god doesn’t control any of the negative things that happen to us. His god isn’t sovereign.

So if 1 Corinthians 10 isn’t about not suffering, what is it really about? I’m glad you asked. It is about being tempted to sin against the Lord in several different ways. It is focused on the glory of God, and obedience to Him as worship. If you look at the verses in context you’ll see that, not only did God allow suffering, He caused it as punishment and discipline on His people for giving in to sin. Let’s take a look at the scripture in context. 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

” 1 For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea; 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 and all ate the same spiritual food; 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness.

6 Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved. 7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, “THE PEOPLE SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK, AND STOOD UP TO PLAY.” 8 Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day. 9 Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents. 10 Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”

In verses 1-5 we see that the ones, who persevered in faith in Christ, were the ones whom God was well pleased with. The rest God was putting under discipline. Verse 6 is pretty self-explanatory. Don’t go after the sin that they went after, duh! The first group of sinners mentioned was the idolaters, then the immoral out of which God killed 23,000. Next were the ones who doubted and tried the Lord, He sent serpents to kill some of them. Then there were the grumblers, the ones who complained about God’s providence. God destroyed them with the destroyer, an angel sent to kill them in the desert. After reading all of this in addition to the verse that so often gets twisted, we can see that God is talking about sin here. In Christ, He has provided a way out for His elect. We can choose to not sin, in any given temptation because we are no longer slaves to sin, but to Christ. The Holy Spirit is in us, we are born again, made dead to sin and alive to Christ. When temptation comes, fight against it with the promise of the gospel, and a view of Christ’s sufferings on the cross on behalf of you, because of your sins. If you do that, you won’t want to add suffering to Christ so to speak, not that you could, but figuratively because as we know all of your sin, past, present, and future, was paid for over 2000 years ago by Jesus.

I watched the rest of the video and there was more and more about God telling you what to do in some mysterious way, via a word, or prompting. It was getting tedious and sickening to hear him keep burdening people with uncertainty, when the Bible is so clear. People, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO, READ THE BIBLE!!!

@ 38:20 He talks about his skin cancer, and how he is committed to healing, so he won’t go to the doctor over it. Now you know as well as I do, even though he told other people to do what they wanted in that regard, he made it sound like he was superior and the example, because he is committed to healing. Obviously if they decided to go to the doctor, they must not be. This is spiritual malpractice. He could be costing people their health with this pernicious nonsense.

He then goes on to tell people they have created their financial burdens themselves. I agree that some people have, but what about medical hardships that cause financial hardships, oh wait… That’s your fault to for not being committed to healing. Silly me…

If this one lesson didn’t offer enough health and  prosperity false gospel for you, don’t worry…  He has many more available on youtube for me and others like me to correct.  Please take care, and read your Bible.  I agree with Andrew on that.  Read your Bible apart from his teachings.  Systematically study it from beginning to end.  If you do that, and still agree with Wommack, I pray the Holy Spirit will correct you.  Here is some more on Wommack.

20 thoughts on “False Teacher Andrew Wommack (Whoa Mac!) Really, Stop! Stop Teaching Heresy!

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  2. lance story

    ive been challenged by several
    people who have come into this new gospel! what does Galations 1:6-9 “if we or an angel preaches another gospel…let them be under God’s curse”( paraphrased)! i’ve looked up dozens of scripture that in context is all about taking up your Cross! Thanks for God’s Word of truth!!

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    1. Penny

      I agree completely with this article. One of the last things mentioned (Rev 22), is the consequences of adding or taking away even one word of scripture. I guess Mr. Wommack doesn’t read the Bible or he would know that. It also indicates that he does not fear the Lord as he should. He will not only pay for his sins but he will suffer greatly for those who were led astray by his false teachings. That’s going to burn I imagine. Always pray for discernment and test everything before accepting it as gospel truth.

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      1. Elisabeth

        Yes, I so agree Penny. Once Scriptures get cherry-picked the truth will get buried.
        ‘ They put faith up on a pedestal and worship it – faith ‘. About 40 or so yrs ago the Lord put this into my mind and heart. I’ve never forgotten it.
        Once I too was in this W of F movement. Thank God He showed me the truth. Being in it I had no peace at all for yrs !!
        Sad how the devil uses these false teachers to distort God’s word. Think about this : Why did Jesus not teach His disciples to pray for prosperity and health ???
        I fear for some of my friends who have bought into A. W. We are to follow our Lord Jesus not men who teach heresies ! ( take heed of Joyce Meyers) !!
        It’s all in the Bible. There is so much written in God’s Word about discernment and to test EVERYTHING ! The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of TRUTH and will teach us what is truth.
        Stay away from the Word of Faith Movement. It is full of error ! To research it go and check our Phineas Quimby ! Mary Baker Eddy and so forth. E.W. Kenyon brought distortions of the Bible right into the Church. After him came Kenneth Hagen !! Copeland etc … etc.
        Christians beware of this false “ gospel “ which is NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ at all.

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      2. Elisabeth

        Hi again Penny.
        Do you know what ‘ decontextualization of Scripture ‘ means ? Another word is
        ‘ cherry- picking ‘. Taking Bible verses here and there to ‘ build ‘ a belief system on that sounds good to our carnal nature….. our old man is supposed to be dead ! Nothing appeals more to the flesh than wealth and health. Suffering is a dirty word
        Decontextulization is the wrong use of the written Word to substantiate what the
        false teacher believes personally and passing it on as The Truth.
        One cliche is used by these people : “ The Lord showed me. “. Yeah right.
        Whenever something ‘New ‘ is taught it usually comes with this ‘ The Lord showed me ‘ . If you sense a red flag 🚩 take heed.
        I must say this : “ my Bible is still the ‘ old ‘ Bible.
        People out there, check out the Bible with friends who are grounded solidly in it !!!
        The wolf – lion is roaming around out there looking for immaturity in Believers !!!
        Check EVERYTHING OUT !!!

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  3. B. Cecile

    Yes! Please stay away from Andrew Wommack and his Bible College–Charis Bible College. They are now associating openly with the “New Apostolic Reformation” (Bill Johnson-Bethel Church in Redding, CA). My husband supported Wommack as a Grace Partner for a number of years and at retirement came up to the small mountain town in SO CO where his compound is located. He never made it past orientation. Very cult-like and controlling. Unfortunately, we bought a house here and it will be another year before we can move. Wommack is definitely a presence in this small mountain town–sort of like Scientology in Clear Water Beach, FL!!

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    1. Lance Story

      I have been approached by a really good friend/ brother in Christ of 35 yrs. He was adamant about me putting everything I have learned to this point and listen to him! that sent red flags up in my spirit. I researched him, and to my conclusion was him teaching heresy and inherent of God’s Word. I Praise God for His Spirit of truth in me!

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  4. Marion

    So let’s break down Marion’s comment on my article. I’ll add [my comments] in brackets.

    So grateful for Andrew Womack’s [false] teachings. The true [false] Gospel, the goodness of Jesus Christ., I recieved Healing frim an incurable skin condition as a result of his teachings. [If you truly had an incurable skin condition, I am certain you were not healed of it due to Wommack’s teachings. If in fact you were healed it was due to it being the will of God, and would have occurred whether you were in the Wommackian cult or not.] I understood for the first time that God wants us well, [What about Job? Eventually God made him well, but He did allow satan to make him very Unwell. God wants all people to be saved, but they are not. That would be an example of His permissive will. If God decreed that all people would be saved, then all people would be saved. Obviously He doesn’t want all people to be healthy in His decreed will. We know this because people are ill. Also, people die. If the Wommackian teachings were true, then Andrew himself will not die an mortal death, but he will, and you will go on believing in him.]
    Out authority in Christ is imperative to understand, O have seen so many walk free of pain etc as a result of laying on if hands and commanding symptoms to leave bodies. Praise Jesus! [If this is true, I command you in the authority that you say I have in Christ to go to the children’s ward at you local hospital, and heal all of the little children with cancer, burns, and any other fatal diseases. If you and the other Wommackians are right, you should have no problem with this, but you are all fooled, and have believed lies, so this won’t happen. Also, go to the abortion clinics and resurrect all the dismembered babies.]
    Sorry you have such a distorted view of the true nature of God and the good news of Jesus Christ.
    Praying you will be set free! The god of world has blinded you to the truth. [Yeah, what you said!]
    Amen!

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    1. Isaac

      Let Jesus be our role model. He never went about asking who is dead or sick. They came to him base on their faith and were made well. So let us not allow the century of un believe let us doubt our God

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      1. God will heal who He chooses to heal. There are not Apostles anymore. God does not heal everyone who comes to Him in the here and now. Those who are His, have perfect health in eternity. It is part of the promise. It is not for right now. Sure, God heals some people now, but not as an act of their will in faith, but as an act of His will using their faith that He has given them as part of the providence of God. Some people we pray over passionately still die. It is not a failing of our faith, it is the effect of the curse, due to the fall of mankind in Adam.

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    2. Isaac

      And again He doesn’t say he won’t dei just like Paul for me to dei is…. I want you to finish it. Physical death is eminent but spiritual death no longer for us Children of God. His teaching has help me to confess like Paul waiting death to come take me Home

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      1. That is not what Wommack teaches. He teaches that if you have enough faith, you can have physical health and wealth right now, because you already have it in eternity. He is a false teacher. You should not follow him.

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  5. LEE

    Predicated on your article and the comments that followed the article, simply put, why should someone believe you? Further, do you believe your understanding of scripture promotes life and that more abundantly in Jesus Christ? I also noticed in your article all the examples where Old Testament any reason why you did not provided any New Testament? Will be looking to read you response if any!

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    1. Did you watch the video? Did you follow along and look at the commentary? If you did, you wouldn’t be asking that question. He made references to Old Testament scriptures, but did not exposit them correctly. The book of Numbers is from the Old Testament, and that was the source for his lesson. I was responding to those. Yes, my view of scripture is one of true life in Christ, lived for His glory, not my own. I affirm the entire Bible. Some people only affirm the parts they like.

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  6. Terry Aima

    (Here is how Wommackians respond to polemics against their golden calf.) Your jealousy of Andrew Wommack’s call, preaching, knowledge of the Bible, and prominence in the church isn’t very becoming. Grow up. He’s an amazing man of God who has helped thousands of people. Who have you helped by your criticisms?

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    1. i think what people need to do, is not take for granted what is said at the pulpit as truth, but read and study God’s Word for themselves. The Holy Spirit will reveal Truth to those seeking Truth! In God’s Word you will find a deeper relationship with the Author of Truth, The Father, and a
      closer relationship to Jesus Christ! He will teach thru all aspects of His life by things we suffer, trusting Him during those times of famine, it’s called the fellowship of His sufferings being made comfortable to His Death. It’s not us being rich, famous, or having a title! ” What
      profit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his own soul” ! prosperity preaching of health and wellness is not scriptural! Apostle Paul and the others new it very well, they didn’t have all things either, why should we live any differently?! If Jesus had no place to lay His head, how do we learn of Him, if all we had to do was ” pray believing, ask and you shall receive! What trust or faith is learn in that!

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  7. Noel Richards

    Here is a recent comment from a man named Nole. I will add my comments in brackets.
    This has to be the most pathetic group of people purporting to be bible scholars. [I never claimed to be a bible scholar, but technically anyone studying the Bible is a Bible scholar, so… ok. Nice to be called pathetic for warning people about a heath and wealth prosperity teacher’s false gospel.] I came here trying to find out about Andrew Wommack and all i find is people united by their hatred for a preacher and a certain strain of ministry [by, “certain strain of ministry” I assume you mean the false gospel he preaches.] and offering nothing in terms of sound bible evidence except the writers exalted knowledge of theology. [oooh I’m so shook by your comment. I don’t know who exalted my knowledge… Perhaps you just came here to insult me, and defend the false teacher?] I am a preacher who needs real life examples and theological not opinions and church doctrine clashes. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves for the hate that is on thios blog and all the failed christians talking about my husband used to support so and so. America really is a cess pool of mind games without biblical substance and evidence of a new testament church. Strip away your fancy buildings and sound systems and you guys are a s sick as any sinner. [I hope you feel better getting all that off your chest. Perhaps if you listen to his videos, and compare his teachings to scripture, you will understand why the false gospel he teaches is false. Andrew is a health, and wealth guy. It is his bread and butter. If you teach that a Christian should not be sick, or ill, because they already have perfect health in eternity, in Christ, then you are wrong. That is what Andrew teaches. He teaches that since you are a Christian, you pray in faith, and get here and now, what you already have in eternity. This is just dangerous false teaching, plain and simple. It is pastoral malpractice. In Christ, I am hole. I am healthy and righteous, and at peace with God, but that does not mean that I am not here and now suffering the noetic effects of sin. Due to Adam’s sin, we are cursed by God. We will know want, sickness, suffering, and death. For those who are in Christ, we know that those things are temporary, for this life, here and now. We know what we will be when we are resurrected into our new bodies in glory. Wommack conflates the two realities, and tricks people into believing a lie. We cannot have now, what is promised as a reward in eternity. I hope you repent of your malignant comments.]

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