A personal message to Brian Tamaki

Brian Tamaki needs to read his bible.

The leader of Destiny Church, Brian Tamaki, who not long ago anointed himself bishop of the church he founded, has now proclaimed himself the church’s “spiritual father” and designated the male members of the church as “spiritual sons”.

At a special service during the church’s annual conference in Auckland at the weekend, about 700 male members of the church swore a “covenant oath” of loyalty and obedience to Mr Tamaki and were given a “covenant ring” to wear on their right hands.

  1. Psalm 24:4
    He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.
    Psalm 24:3-5 (in Context)
  2. Jeremiah 14:14
    Then the LORD said to me, “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.
    Jeremiah 14:13-15 (in Context)
  3. Jeremiah 16:19
    O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.
    Jeremiah 16:18-20 (in Context)
  4. Jeremiah 23:16
    This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
    Jeremiah 23:15-17 (in Context)
  5. Jeremiah 23:33
    “When these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, ‘What is the oracle of the LORD ?’ say to them, ‘What oracle? I will forsake you, declares the LORD.’
    Jeremiah 23:32-34 (in Context)
  6. Ezekiel 13:9
    My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.
    Ezekiel 13:8-10 (in Context)
  7. Zechariah 10:2
    The idols speak deceit, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
    Zechariah 10:1-3 (in Context)
  1. Matthew 7:15
    [ A Tree and Its Fruit ] “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
    Matthew 7:14-16 (in Context)
  2. Matthew 24:11
    and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
    Matthew 24:10-12 (in Context)
  3. Matthew 24:24
    For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect?if that were possible.
    Matthew 24:23-25 (in Context)
  4. Mark 13:22
    For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect?if that were possible.
    Mark 13:21-23 (in Context)
  5. Luke 6:26
    Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.
    Luke 6:25-27 (in Context)
  6. 2 Peter 2:1
    [ False Teachers and Their Destruction ] But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them?bringing swift destruction on themselves.
    2 Peter 2:1-3 (in Context)
  7. 1 John 4:1
    [ Test the Spirits ] Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.