Friday, August 1, 2014


Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
(Friday Church News Notes, August 1, 2014,,, 866-295-4143) - James Robison, former Southern Baptist evangelist turned charismatic, has joined hands with Pope Francis to build a one-world church. On his blog, Robison described his June 24 audience with the pope, calling it a “supernatural gathering at the Vatican.” The pope cleverly used “evangelical” terminology to describe his heretical Catholic doctrine, saying that he wanted “everyone to have a personal life-changing encounter with Christ,” ignoring the fact that Rome’s dogma teaches salvation through the sacraments, beginning with baptism. The very gullible James Robison gave the pope a “high five,” thus fulfilling the warning of Romans 16:17-18. Robison wrote, “This week I was blessed to be part of perhaps an unprecedented moment between evangelicals and the Catholic Pope. On Tuesday, for nearly three hours, a few of us were blessed to meet in an intimate circle of prayerful discussion and lunch ... We continued in such glorious fellowship that words could never begin to describe it. I am fighting back tears even as I write, so glorious was the manifest presence of Jesus. I couldn’t help but wonder in those moments if Jesus, as He did when Stephen was stoned leading to the conversion of Saul of Tarsus to become Paul the Apostle, perhaps once again stood at the right hand of the Father looking down on that scene in Rome between Evangelicals and the Pope, turn to the Father and say, ‘Look, I think my prayer is about to be answered. Look, Dad...’” (Robison, “Witnessing the Miracle Jesus Prayed For,”, June 26, 2014). The papal audience was attended by James and Betty Robison, John Arnott (leader of the “Toronto Blessing” where people screamed, jerked, laughed hysterically, howled like wolves, brayed like donkeys. and clucked like chickens), Tony Palmer, Kenneth Copeland, and others. Palmer, who was the pope’s representative to Pentecostals and who arranged for the pope to send ecumenical greetings to the Pentecostal pastors attending a Kenneth Copeland crusade in February, was killed June 20 in a motorcycle crash. 

(Friday Church News Notes, August 1, 2014,, 866-295-4143) - James Robison is a loud warning of the danger of the charismatic movement. In the 1970s, Robison was a strong Southern Baptist evangelist, preaching boldly against the theological liberalism that had permeated his denomination and that urgently needed to be rooted out, but during a personal spiritual crisis in 1982, and at the urging of his wife Betty, he allowed a charismatic preacher named Milton Green to minister to him. Green said Robison was “the most demonized man I ever met,” and Robison claims that his “deliverance” was like a giant claw being removed from his brain. I don’t know what happened to Robison in that strange encounter, but I do know that as a consequence of his experience he turned away from reproving sin and false teaching and made a radical turn to the ecumenical philosophy. He began to focus on non-judgmentalism and “unity” and began developing close relationships with the most radical of charismatic preachers, such as Paul Yonggi Cho, Paul Crouch, Kenneth Copeland, and Oral Roberts. (See our book The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements for documentation of these men’s heresies and nuttiness.) In the Jan.-Feb. 1986 issue of his magazine, Days of Restoration, Robison said: “There are going to be MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS surpassing anything seen even in New Testament times. ... EVERY TRUE DISCIPLE WILL BE DOING THE KIND OF WORKS JESUS DID.” Robison even apologized for his part in the struggle between conservative Bible believers and theological liberals in the Southern Baptist Convention. He visited liberal Baylor University and apologized to the leaders, when he should rather have rebuked them for giving the wicked doctrine of evolution and other heresies a haven in this Baptist institution. At the July 1987 North American Congress on the Holy Spirit and World Evangelization, the newly minted charismatic Robison praised the Mary-venerating Pope John Paul II and said, “People who know it really believe he is a born again man.” I was seated only a few feet from him when he said this, having attended the conference with media credentials. The charismatic movement and its contemporary music is the most effective building block of the one-world church. Any spirit that does not reprove error and heresy is not the Spirit of God, who is called the “Spirit of truth” four times in Scripture.