Our interview with Doreen released on her YouTube channel six months ago now. As of today, that video has been viewed 1,196,188 times. We don’t share that number to boast in any way or bring a spotlight upon us whatsoever.
Truthfully, we only share this information because it points to something greater than us (and even greater than Joyce Meyer)- people are hungry for truth and they are waking up to the false teaching that has been so prevalent in our nation and nations around the world (thanks to TV, radio, and now the internet) for decades upon decades.
Since we shared our story, we have heard from thousands of people from literally all over the globe who have been encouraged to continue to seek for answers regarding the dangers of the Word of Faith Movement and other false teaching they may be/have been entrapped by.
Some have had their “eyes opened” by hearing our story and watching our interview with Doreen (PRAISE GOD!!! 🙌🏻). Whether they were involved in these dangerous movements for decades or just a few years, God has set their feet on a beautiful, yet difficult, journey of uncovering false beliefs/ideologies they may have been believing and replacing it with His perfect truth that can only be found in His Holy written Word. Just like He did for us years ago when we began this journey back in 2015, the Lord has so graciously and mercifully removed the blinders and they are seeing the Bible with brand new eyes! All glory to God!
Others who have reached out to us are new on this journey to truth (thanks to other ministries and resources such as Justin Peters, the American Gospel films (American Gospel: Christ Alone NOW ON NETFLIX!), Lindsay Davis-Knotts, Costi Hinn and the pastors of Redeemer Bible Church, Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith Ministries, Doreen Virtue, Polite Leader, and many others like these wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ) and our video merely served as a confirmation to them that perhaps they need to keep digging a little more and keep asking those hard questions to truly understand why they believe what they believe.
No matter how long their “eyes have been opened,” we have been able to point them to resources to discover more information on:
- Word of Faith/Prosperity gospel
- New Apostolic Reformation/Hyper-charismatic
- Moralistic Therapeutic Deism/Purpose-driven/seeker-senstive
- Social Justice gospel (please click the link to listen to sound teachers on this subject also check out Just Thinking Podcast with Darrel Harrison & Virgil Walker)
We have also been able to guide them to sound teachers and solid, Biblical churches in their area (see our Resource page for more info!).
The Lord has given us an unexpected ministry through this experience, and we are greatly humbled and honored to minister and encourage anyone we can and help them not feel alone on the journey.
Although we have received questions about the Bible, we want everyone to know that we are not standing in the role of pastor or teacher.
As believers, we feel called to expose error wherever we see it and stand for truth. We are merely “glorified arrows” (a term coined by our friend Katie of @theBereanMillenial on IG 😉) pointing you to truth and helpful and Biblical information that will equip you and spur you on in your race.
We do not want our ministry to be known as “the people who call out Joyce Meyer,” but in in the coming weeks, we may address some common questions we receive about her. One particular question pertains to audio clips of Joyce that were used in our interview with Doreen. In these clips, Joyce proclaims some extremely alarming and heretical statements about Jesus being born-again in hell and atoning for our sins in hell and not on the cross. We also address these concerns of grave error, among others, in our manifesto that was presented to the executives of JMM, including the CEO, Dan Meyer- Joyce’s son. Sadly, our concerns were dismissed and ignored.
As always, we are so grateful for all of the support and encouragement we receive from all of you. We thoroughly enjoy reading all of the messages, emails, and comments that we receive every single day. Knowing that the Lord has taken our story and that it has helped even just one person would have been enough. Never would we have imagined that it would reach millions all over the world. We give all the glory to God and thank Him for being a small part in what He is doing in the earth as pulls His sheep out of the hands of wolves and out of the trap of deception.
SOLI DEO GLORIA
Paul and Emily