Jesus said on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 24) that deception would be the primary cultural sign of the last days. Even some of God’s “elect” might be deceived by false theologies. “Good would be called evil and evil good” (Isaiah 5:20). Men would substitute light for darkness and darkness for light. Apostasy would consume churches and denominations that were once solid.

‘Show Me the Toes’: Two Lessons Learned from John Lindell and Bill Johnson’s Stunning Miracle Claim – Holly Pivec

Dines claimed that after the “apostle” Bill Johnson asked if anyone needed a “creative miracle”—and after some other conference attendees prayed for her toes—she watched in shock as three missing toes grew back on her foot in a span of 30 minutes. Following her stunning miracle claim, it was repeated publicly by the lead pastor of James River Church, John Lindell, as well as Johnson.

Seducing The Already Lukewarm Church: Joel Osteen and Deceptive Prosperity Preaching

When one of the most popular Christian leaders in America focuses more on self-improvement, personal finances, and positive thinking than on the essential doctrines of the faith such as repentance from sin, sanctification, and the atoning work of Jesus Christ, there’s a problem. The prosperity gospel preached by men such as Joel Osteen has been described as biblically anemic theology. And millions have fallen for it.