"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
(2 Timothy 4:2-4)
TBN? Ray Bevan to a tee...
It is with deepest regret and considerable distaste that I return here in this post to the subject of Ray Bevan. It is, quite frankly, a singularly unpleasant subject that I'd sooner avoid and have nothing more to do with, but it would be a woeful dereliction of duty if I did so, for this man has to be warned against, and in no uncertain terms, for he is a very seriously deceived and deluded individual who unfortunately enjoys great influence, and on a global scale at that. It is this far-reaching powerful imprint of his which is my personal overriding concern in not leaving this subject alone, and flagging up the all too real issues.
"A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the Church will have clowns entertaining the goats."
RAY BEVAN, GOLF FANATIC AND GOAT WHISPERER, HAS NOW EAGERLY THROWN IN HIS LOT WITH TBN, A CHANNEL WHERE HE WILL BE VERY MUCH AT HOME, BEING A MAN WHO CAN ALWAYS BE RELIED UPON TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED... COUNTED THAT IS AMONG THOSE WHO HAVE PAINSTAKINGLY RE-WRITTEN THE BOOK, CAREFULLY RE-CRAFTED CHRISTIANITY, AND PROUDLY PRESENT "ANOTHER JESUS... ANOTHER SPIRIT... ANOTHER GOSPEL." (2 Corinthians 11:4)
IF RAY BEVAN WAS REALLY A TRUE MAN OF GOD, WITH THE MEREST PINCH OF DISCERNMENT IN HIS MAKE-UP, WITH JUST AN OUNCE OF REAL CARE FOR PEOPLE'S SPIRITUAL WELFARE AND WITH THE LIGHTEST SPRINKLING OF CONCERN FOR UPHOLDING UNCOMPROMISING BIBLICAL TRUTH, HE WOULD BE USING HIS INFLUENCE TO STEER FOLK SAFELY AWAY FROM TBN'S SHEEP-FLEECING 'WORD OF FAITH' WOLF-PACK. HE WOULD CERTAINLY NOT BE GLEEFULLY HIMSELF BECOMING PART OF THEIR SELECT TEAM OF SHAMELESS, CASH-GRABBING SCAM MERCHANTS. THE CONCLUSIONS TO BE DRAWN ABOUT JUST WHO AND WHAT RAY BEVAN REALLY IS ARE SADLY ALL TOO INESCAPABLE...
The late Paul Crouch, founder of TBN, with Benny Hinn, who
Ray Bevan hosted at King's Church, Newport, in August, 2013.
Bevan commences filming for TBN this month, and he actually begins September in suitable style with a starring appearance at Restorationist/Dominionist "Apostle" Andrew Owen's Destiny Church in Glasgow. The other headliner at Owen's 'Encounter 2015' extravaganza (3rd. - 5th. Sept.) will be none other than Tommy Tenney, of "Pensacola Outpouring" and "God-Chasers" infamy. (See 'Topics' list on the right for info. on Tenney). Bevan, of course, absolutely delights in sharing the most dubious of platforms with the most questionable of Christianity-contortionists, hoisting his sails high to catch and be "carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive." (Ephesians 4:14)
Consider this quote from Ray Bevan, plugging his book, 'Grace Shouts Louder' which is as bitter an irony as you can get:
"I felt God say to me 'I am sending you out into my Church as an abolitionist.' The greatest area of slavery on earth is in the Church. Christians who love Him and want to serve Him - but do so in chains, particularly the chain of condemnation."
(Ray Bevan; source: http://www.kings-church.org.uk/utils/shop/index.html)
AND JUST WHY ARE THESE WORDS SO IRONICAL? WELL, IT'S BECAUSE BEVAN IS RIGHT ABOUT THE CHURCH BEING ENSLAVED. HE IS RIGHT ABOUT CHRISTIANS BEING IN CHAINS! HE'S ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! BUT BEVAN IS NO ABOLITIONIST OF SPIRITUAL SLAVERY. HE IS NO WILLIAM WILBERFORCE, INTENT ON SMASHING SHACKLES. HE IS ACTUALLY THE DIAMETRIC OPPOSITE OF WHAT HE SAYS HE IS. EMANCIPATION IS SIMPLY NOT WHAT THIS HERESY-HUGGING MAN IS ABOUT...
THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT THE CHURCH TODAY HAS BEEN EVERYWHERE ENSLAVED BY THE VERY MEN WHO BEVAN MAKES HIS GREATEST FRIENDS AND HEROES, THE HEINOUS 'WORD OF FAITH' PROSPERITY PEDDLERS, WHO THROUGH THEIR ABHORRENT FALSE TEACHING AND DOCTRINES OF DEVILS, HAVE MANACLED THE BODY OF CHRIST! RATHER THAN BEING THE GOD-SENT ABOLITIONIST HE CLAIMS TO BE, RAY BEVAN ACTUALLY VERY ACTIVELY AND HAPPILY CUDDLES UP TO AND COLLUDES WITH THE "FAT CAT" SLAVE-MASTERS THEMSELVES, CUTTING HIS OWN SLICE OF THE LUCRATIVE ACTION.
"For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple."
Ray McCauley of Rhema, South Africa, a Word of Faith
belly-filler and long standing close friend of Ray Bevan.
FIRST MATE BEVAN HAS NOW ENTHUSIASTICALLY ENLISTED TO JOIN THE CREW OF TBN, THE 'TRUE BELIEVER'S NIGHTMARE,' ONE OF THE BIGGEST SLAVE-SHIPS SAILING THE SEVEN SEAS OF SPIRITUAL FALSEHOOD. BON VOYAGE, MR. BEVAN, AND REST EASY AT NIGHT IN YOUR APOSTATE HAMMOCK...
MAY WE ALL JUST TRUST IN THE LORD, AND THE LORD ALONE, FOR OUR TRUE FREEDOM!
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."