I was made aware of another false teacher after my husband came in from church yesterday. After doing a search on the man, this is what I found. I am sickened of the apostacy running rampant within my city. It appears to be everywhere in one way or the other. I will have more to say on the matter later:
Last Saturday night some folks from my congregation and myself went to a meeting that promoted itself as a healing / prophetic gathering. It was lead by a man whose name is Kevin Dedmon. The event took place at New Dimension Church in Providence RI. The reason we went is because one of our members was afflicted by a stroke and they wanted to go in hopes that God would heal them. We went to support our sister. I will say that I am very skeptical of such meetings as most of them turn out to be run by charlatans and scam artists. I was not disappointed this time. That is not to say that I do not believe that God can heal. It is not God who makes me skeptical it is men. Let me emphasize I believe that God heals today. I am however tired of the mockery that men make out of the gifts of God. Call me presumptuous but I took it upon myself after prayer, consulting the word, my elders and some of the folks who also came to write a letter to the Pastor of the church that hosted this false prophet. Below is the letter I wrote and also the warning I gave him from the scripture. Also included is his response to me. I know that this is not comfortable for some to read but when a false prophet arises what should be the response of the believers? We should expose them so that others will not fall prey to them, hence this letter. We take the scriptures very seriously and in them we are admonished to warn those who stray from the truth,
My first note to the Pastor.
This is Messianic Rabbi Henry M. Morse. I was at your Saturday evening service with Kevin Dedmon. I came and brought some of the folks from my congregation. The woman in the wheel chair was with us as well. I am writing this note to you out of grave concern with what I saw there that night. I came with an open mind as I am also of the belief that God still does miracles today. But that night’s service was far from what I had hoped for or expected. Please indulge me a few minutes of your time to explain. My concerns are this. Mr. Dedmon made a mock of the word of God through his preaching and his antics. My first concern was his eisegesis of the word of God. He spoke from the passage in Ezekiel 47 and tried to make the point that this passage was in reference to the drinking in and leeking out of the spirit in our lives. That the water represented the spirit moving on us in revival. Now while this is true that God wants to move in us and revive us, this passage has nothing to do with that topic. He stopped at verse 12. Verse 13 gives us the context of the chapter. There is no need for interpretation it is all right there. This passage has to do with the restoration of Israel in the end days only. Chapter 48 continues in that theme. Needless to say your speaker was proof-texting to the max. I was very disturbed by the way he turned the entire service into a third rate comedy show. This showed contempt for the spirit of God. I have no problem with joy in the Lord but there is no Biblical mandate for the preaching of the word to be done so flippantly and out of context.Then the LORD said to me, “The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds.
This has absolutely nothing to do with methods in ministry. The issue is far greater. We are talking about a false prophet in your midst. It is up to you whether you want to deal with the issues I addressed. But don’t think I am talking about methodology. I will address the issue with my congregation and those who went to your meeting. It is as I expected that you would obfuscate from the issue and not deal with it. My heart grieves for the body of Messiah in Providence as they are deceived by false teaching.
Praying for your eyes to be open
I am so glad our methods of ministry and interpretation of scripture don’t have to be the same in order for us to be united by the foundational faith that Christ died so we may live. Every blessing to you.
Pastor Troy Goode
One of the folks from my congregation, the woman in the wheel chair came up to him for prayer. Her husband practically had to push the wheel chair in his face before he acknowledged her. When he did pray for her and nothing happened he dismissed her and told her to come back in a few minutes. When she did come back he ended the service as he saw her being wheeled down the isle. Again, her husband brought her to his sales table and sought prayer again. He, for the third time dismissed her with his cliche and verbiage “I release healing on you”. and then moved on to the next item which was to sell books.
Where was his faith at that time to tarry in prayer and see a creative miracle from the Lord? I am sorry to say brother that what you brought to Providence was a false prophet. He made mention that Providence was going to be the place where revival would break forth into our country, I think he also said the world also. If this were so then why is it not stated in scripture. That was a huge statement of great earth shaking dimension. This is dangerous to presume that God has declared things of such a grandiose nature that are not found in the scripture. If a prophet says thus saith the Lord he better make sure that God said that. It seemed as if he thought he was the one who was going to usher in revival just because he said it.
We don’t do anything on our own accord. I take the gift of prophecy very serious just as the word of God does. It is not to be made a mockery of through hyjincks and fast talk.