The Foolishness of Denouncing Myles Munroe

Pastor Myles Munroe passed away in a tragic accident, involving the death of nine people, including Dr Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth. Personally, while I am not familiar with much of his teachings or ministry, I have tremendous respect for a man who has dedicated himself to ministering to others. Even if we may disagree on many matters, he did great work with what he understood and believed.

But all too often, the dark reality of Christianity has raised it’s head. Our fruit of reducing the Gospel to a “get out of hell free” card, has spawned a mountain of heresy hunters seeking to spread their Gnostic Heresy of Salvation by Doctrine, and they have taken sight on Myles Munroe and his teachings. Many have concluded, that for no other reason apart from they do not agree with him, or do not understand him, they see the need to declare him a false teacher, and some have gone so far as to say he’s in hell.

See: Some Denounce Myles Munroe as a “False Teacher”

Thanks to these Gnostic Christians, they have once again tarnished the Good News of Jesus Christ with their narrow mindedness. These heresy hunters, so blinded by the deceitfulness of sin, attack one of our own, and show the world that Christianity is not about love and acceptance, but rather a shallow hypocritical religion. Imagine how the unbelievers, with no Christian understanding, must think of these attacks? They must think, “If Myles Munroe can’t make it, there is no hope for anyone else!”

See: Ten Most Inspirational Myles Munroe Quotes

So what has all these heretic hunters up in arms over Myles Munroe? They believe that Myles Munroe denies Christ in his preaching, simply because he has been quoted as saying, “Our Good News is not About Calvary. Our Good News is not even about the Resurrection. These are important aspects of our work of Redemption, but our Good News is about a Kingdom.”

That is a big heresy that everyone is condemning Myles Munroe to hell for. In the mind of the religious, what was said above is synonymous with “Not Preaching Jesus.”  In other teachings, Myles Munroe talks about how we do not share about the Blood Of Jesus with unbelievers, because they do not understand our Christian culture, rather we should share about the inheritance we have in the Kingdom. This also drives our heresy hunters crazy, because they are so myopic in their vision, that unless something explicitly has the name Jesus, they wouldn’t know what anyone is talking about.

You can hear it in this sermon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DllQ5-ZimU

The irony of course, is that Myles Munroe NEVER suggested that the Message stopped there, neither does he suggest that we never talk about Jesus. He always said, that we talk about the Kingdom FIRST, and THEN talk about how this was achieved in the Finished work of Jesus. But the Heresy Hunters have usually switched off the videos before they can hear that part, and it never gets mentioned.

If you listened to the Sermon above, you will hear at the 25th minute the part where Myles Munroe, says that the second part of evangelism is to share the Lord Jesus, after we share about the Good News. There is no denial of Jesus Christ in Myles Munroe’s preaching. That only exists in the minds of heresy hunters who don’t listen.

Myles Munroe, in my opinion, is absolutely correct. Contrary to the Heresy Hunters, he does not deny Jesus, rather he does exactly what Paul did when talking to the Athenian Pagans on Mar’s Hill. Paul used their superstitions and poets to share the Good news of our Inclusion into the Family of God.
Acts 17:28  For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

In that entire sermon Acts 17:16-34, Paul never mentions the name of Jesus. Does that mean Paul has denied Christ? Does that mean Paul is a False Teacher? No, of course not. Paul is wise in using what the culture was familiar with to draw their interest, where some men inquired more about these matters (Acts 17:34). It is in those settings, we can assume Paul shared about Jesus Christ.

This kind of reaction is common among the immature believers who need everything spelt out to them.

They are babes, unskilled in the word of Righteousness, and cannot discern good and evil, without someone spelling it out to them plainly in simple words. Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat [Maturity] belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.  I remember the first time I told someone that Jesus didn’t preach the Born Again message as we preach it, they slammed me for it, and demonized me. But the truth was evident, Jesus never went around teaching that he died and rose again on the third day.

As with them, and with many today, who have fallen for the Gnostic Heresy of Salvation by Doctrine, they are so afraid of going to hell by getting teachings wrong, they attack anything different. And unfortunately Myles Munroe’s legacy and family must endure the fruits of that fear from the very ones who claim to be our brothers and sisters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB16k1cMLVY
Brook Potter, a native of the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, has been a minister of the Finished Work of the Cross, including the ministry to heal the sick since 2009.

60 COMMENTS

  1. You start off by say “Personally, while I am not familiar with much of his teachings or ministry,”
    Don’t you think that it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with a person’s teachings and believes before you defend them? Anyway to address just this one point that your brought up, the good news of the bible is that Jesus died, was buried and that He was resurrected. Putting the kingdom message before the work of Christ is like putting the cart before the horse. Jesus Christ is The Kingdom. What He came and achieved here on earth is our passage way into the kingdom.
    Quoting you again, “In other teachings, Myles Munroe talks about how we do not share about the Blood Of Jesus with unbelievers,” The Blood of Jesus Christ or His death was not only for believers but He died for the sins of the whole world.
    John 6:28-29 “Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
    The work (not works) of the ministry is to believe in Jesus Christ. And to believe in Jesus Christ is to believe in His death, burial and resurrection. This should be our starting point, with unbelievers and with believers. Fix our eyes on Jesus Christ……..

    • Not being familiar with much of his teaching, is not the same thing as not being familiar with the evidence used to support the accusations that he doesn’t preach Jesus. What is circulating, with videos like the ones posted as “evidence” of his false teaching, I am very familiar with. Which is why I am commenting on this topic, as it seems to be the only issues used to denounce Myles Munroe that has surfaced.

      No one is suggesting we do not discuss the impact of what the Cross has accomplished. Myles Munroe never suggested that, neither did I. But you are confusing evangelism to unbelievers with believers going to do the works of Ministry. An unbelievers is not doing the works of ministry, so the message would be different for them to believe first, before they can go and do the works.

      We cannot expect unbelievers to “fix their eyes on Jesus,” when they don’t even believe in him yet. That’s where you’re getting confused. You’re quoting verses out of context for the wrong audience. The issues raised are speaking to unbelievers.

      That is what I’m addressing, and it is what Myles Munroe, and the Apostle Paul suggested in their Preaching. They preach the New Covenant/the Kingdom, and then explained what Jesus did to accomplish this Good News, to bring people to faith. It is only AFTER they believed, they can go and do the works as explained in the verse you quoted.

      However you want to preach it, either Jesus only, Kingdom Message First then Jesus finished work, doesn’t matter as Jesus is preached in both ways, and neither way make anyone a false teacher.

      • Brook thanks for your response. If you take the time to listen to Myles Munroe’s other teachings maybe you would understand what I was trying to say. Dr. Myles like other word of faith teachers have elevated mankind to a near God status and have down graded God to a human status. For example he is very strong on a teaching that God cannot do anything on earth unless we give Him permission.
        In the video you posted above, Dr. Myles says that Jesus is the door. Well the Jesus Christ of the bible that I know is the door, the house and the furniture in the house. (using that analogy). He is everything.
        I don’t refute the teaching of the Kingdom but the Kingdom of God is Jesus Christ. He is The way and He is The life.
        Quoting you from your response above, “They preach the New Covenant/the Kingdom, and then explained what Jesus did to accomplish this Good News, to bring people to faith.” First of the Good News is the message of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is Good News because it was an answer to the bad news… The bad news is that we were born into this world in Adam, Spiritually dead to our God. Because Adam sinned, we all sinned and thus we were born without the life of God in us. Jesus Christ came to fulfill, among other things, these two issues; sin and death. He died to take away the sin that Adam brought into this world and He was resurrected to give us, (those who will accept in faith) the life that we lost in Adam. That is the Good News. The New Covenant as explained in Hebrews 8 is the inheritance that we (believers) now possess because of what Jesus Christ did.
        The “Kingdom of God” is only a Kingdom because the King (Jesus Christ) is there. If you are in Christ and Christ is in you then the Kingdom of God is in you.

        • Rogers’s, d purpose for which Christ came was to establish God’s kingdom here on earth..I’m beginning to think u re biased about Myles..the good news is about d kingdom.. Christ came to preach about d kingdom not about himself…his words were “repent now, for the kingdom of God is hand”..d unbelievers
          Dont know d kingdom…u can’t just Tell them Jesus is d way d truth and the life..they would ask “way to where
          ?.”. Tell them about d kingdom and how to b partakers of the kingdom which is through Christ….there’s no way u would talk about out d kingdom without mentioning Christ…that’s d truth..

          • Bro. Tom thanks for schooling me.
            Paul says in; Romans 1:16-17
            ”I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
            To you what is the gospel that Paul is not ashamed of? What is the gospel that is the power of God for salvation?
            If it is anything other than what Paul preached, hear what he says; Galatians 1:8
            “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!”
            In another letter he says that God did not send him to baptized but to preach the gospel not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

            Just in case we are wondering what that gospel is, Paul, the apostle to the gentiles, tells us in his letter to the Corinthians.
            1 Corinthians 15:1-4
            Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you unless you believed in vain.
            For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

            So my brother, are you saying that I should now exchange the gospel that Paul preached for one that Dr. Myles preached?
            I don’t deny the fact that Jesus came to establish His kingdom here on earth, just don’t separate His kingdom from Him. I could go further and ask you to tell me how that Kingdom is established here on earth. (if you don’t mind, please explain to me how the Kingdom of God is established here on earth.)

        • Roger, no one is denouncing Myles Munroe for his other teachings. The Heresy hunters are claiming he doesn’t preach Jesus. That is the focus of my message, and I see no need to rabbit trail down every other teaching. Jesus died for our bad theology, and frankly, with 41,000 denominations, we should have a little humility in the areas from which we disagree.

          I might remind you that the union of God and Man, is not a “Word of Faith” teaching, it is well established in the bible in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, and throughout Church History. As one of our early Church fathers, Athanasius once said, in his book, On the Incarnation, “God became man that man might become God.”

          Does that mean that we literally become God? No, it means that we are in Union with God and there is no separation. More Specifically, we are Like Jesus Christ, which is God in Union with our Humanity. The Apostle John said it this way, “…As He [Jesus Christ] Is, So are we in this world (1 John 4:17c).

          The early church understood Jesus Christ is the Union between God and Humanity. That there will forever be a Human in the Godhead, and that God has chosen not to be God apart from Humanity. While people think these concepts may be blasphemous, they are actually very orthodox and core to the early Trinitarian theology.

          While I may disagree with your Gnostic and Dualistic thinking of the world, the Kingdom and the Good News, that doesn’t mean I’m going to label you a false teacher. I simply disagree with your modern interpretation. And as much as we can spend the next few years comparing interpretations, that in no way will justify the unmerited attacks on Myles Munroe.

          • Gnostic and Dualistic thinking???
            Why the name calling? I thought we were exchanging our thoughts as brothers in Christ?

        • I have to agree with brook and tom. When you look at the actual applications of what Jesus preached, and when you look at the writings of Paul, they taught this heavenly realm available to men, and when the ears and hearts where open to know more about this realm, they informed them about the Way which is Jesus. Jesus went from city to city proclaiming the Kingdom, Paul went from city to city preaching the Kingdom of God… and The Lord Jesus. I’m familiar with Dr. Munroe’s teaching. And he teaches the redemption and restoration purpose of Jesus and his ministry. He teaches that it’s more than just heaven when we die, but once redeemed/reborn, having a heavenly assigned purpose on earth. (The purpose that Adam lost – Subduing the land for God/God’s Image and Likeness – and the Redemptive plan – soul winning)

          We teach Jesus died for our sins, was buried and rose, but never teach why. We tell them it’s to go to heaven when we die, but never about what we are to do now on earth. We tell people it’s about the Great commission, but Jesus was specific in saying “what things I’ve taught you, that you teach”

          Jesus taught the kingdom of God, and demonstrated it’s availability through his works. Now to your point of saying we need to teach unbelievers what Jesus did is true, and in being said Myles is say present the Kingdom, like Jesus and Paul did, then present the way to get in. I don’t see anything wrong with that simply because at the end of the day, even with that method Christ is still shown to be Lord, King, and the only way by which anyone can experience the kingdom.

    • Jesus is the way..The truth and the life…The way to the kingdom is Jesus..u can’t understand the kingdom and it’s purpose unless u understand Jesus. .For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son..that whosoever believes in him shall not perish..but have everlasting life..everlasting life is in the Kingdom..so u can’t make the kingdom. .without first believing that Jesus christ came,died and washed away our sins With his blood..no one can approach the. Kingdom or God except through Jesus..that’s why we pray in his name..and he came in human form to suffer not for the believers..but for the unbelievers. .I don’t no if the aligations are true..but I’m just commenting. .I believe as Christians the news on our lips must be Jesus. .That’s why we are Christians. Meaning christ like. .u must not dangle anything to anyone to make them accept Jesus. .

    • That is the good news we have. That Jesus died on the cross and after three days he rose from death. Without this, there would never be anything Christianity. That is the difference with other religion.

    • Dear Rogers,
      I must say I am amazed by your look of things. Dishop Myles Preached Christ by preaching about the Kingdom that many have lost sight of and rather focused on other things. What makes you think he was a false teacher? He has never said people are made righteous or are saved by believing in Myles Munroe. He said when you come to the Kingdom (offcourse by believing in the finished works of Christ) you have not come to a man but to a Kingdom. Therefore have a kingdom oriented mindset.
      Many receive Christ and never really become ambassadors of the Kingdom because they are too afraid to faulter or because they are afraid of critics. If the Kingdom must be established here on earth(offcourse through ambassadors of the kingdom), But Bis Myles stood as a true representative(ambassador) of the Kingdom. We must have a kingdom mindset and be thus oriented. I believe that’s the message Bis Myles Munroe preached and that is not heresy. God is not the ONE to come here on earth and do this for the church. The church must rise up to the task. Remember Mat 28:18-20 ‘Go make ambassadors of the Kingdom in every nation…. teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you(teaching them to be true ambassadors) and lo I am with you even to the end.

      • Atah I will refer you back to scripture. The same ones I have been posting on this post. Paul tells us what the gospel is. The gospel that was revealed to him by Jesus Christ Himself on the road to Damascus. Paul went further to say that if anyone preaches any other gospel let him be eternally condemned.
        Ask yourself the question; was the gospel that Myles Munroe preached the same as the one that Paul preached?
        Moreso what is your definition of the gospel?
        Did you take some time out to watch the video that started all these back and forth? I think we as Christians have the God given rights to judge what we hear. We should be like the Bereans and not just accept all teachings. Judge based on scripture and hold fast to what is true.

        Are you inferring that preaching the message of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ will not make ambassadors for the Kingdom?
        I also strongly disagree with you, you said, “He said when you come to the Kingdom (offcourse by believing in the finished works of Christ) you have not come to a man but to a Kingdom. Therefore have a kingdom oriented mindset.”
        Instead of us teaching people to come to the God/man Jesus Christ, we are teaching people to come to what we can get from Him (Kingdom). True Christianity is the only ‘religion’ that is dependent on an individual. Every other religion teaches on rules and regulation to attain nevana but in Christianity it is all about Jesus Christ plus nothing.

  2. People just don’t get because they are religious. Growing up in the Apostolic faith, I used to always hear, You Must Be Born Again. But nobody ever completely explain what the Kingdom of God was in John 3:3-7. The Kingdom of God taught by Dr. Myles showed me that what I was taught wasn’t wrong, but incomplete. The Kingdom doesn’t take the focus off of Jesus, it just allows you to see who Jesus really is. Jesus saying seek first the Kingdom makes more sense when you see Jesus from the Kingdom of God perspective. People just don’t understand Dr. Myles. I pray through his death, people will start taking the Kingdom seriously.

  3. Mark 1:15, Jesus said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” You can’t talk about a Kingdom without talking about the King that runs that Kingdom. Jesus tells you what the Gospel was Himself

  4. “NEWS”, brethrens is always a narration of what has already happened. News is not about what will happen. Guys, dont complicate a very simple instruction by Jesus to His disciples, “Go and tell the good news to every creature….them that believe…. be baptized…”
    God is and has been a King all along even before the coming of Christ on earth. Jesus, as the Christ came to restore man back to God’s Kingdom, simply put, to bring man back under the dominion of the King! Because of man’s disobedience he became independent of God. So Christ’s mission was simply to bring man back to be dependant on God, to come under and recognise God’s authority. And this is what Jesus was telling the Jews to do when he said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness..” That is, get under God’s authority by God’s way of justification.”
    Jesus is the one who became God’s way of justification for man to get back under God’s authority, or from independent of God to dependant on God, or from an allien to being a citizen of God’s Kingdom.
    Many people, cultures and religion somehow unconsciously tend to recognise the existence of a supreme being in form of a ruler who demands submision. Be it in Hindu shrines, or the voodoos of Haiti, or the black magics of Africa or worship services in all forms of different religious temples whether Christians or Muslims. One thing is common, the recognition of one as a ruler and them as subjects asked to submit.
    So, the subject of King and Kingdom is not actually “News” to the world. What is news is about this one King who gave His only begotten Son so that ‘Whosoever’ believes in Him shall find FAVOR with this King and His Kingdom. And this is what Jesus instructed his disciples to take to the ends of the earth as “GOOD NEWS.” What He has done on behalf of all people in order for them to be restored to God’s Kingdom.
    It is good news in the sense that every creature does not need to do anything but only BELIEVE what the King’s Son, Jesus Christ, has done on your behalf and you will be accepted into this wonderful Kingdom not as a subject but as the son of the King! No wonder Jesus called it Good News.
    Ministers of the Gospel, lets keep it simple and it will simply be understood and believed. Personally, i respect Bis. Myles for his amazing contribution to the propagation of the gospel. It is not up to anyone to judge the kind of work he did. Lets leave that for the judgement seat of Christ where every man’s work will be tested in fire by non other than Jesus Himself. This is what Apostle Paul advises the Corinthians.
    I rest my case. Blessings

    • Thank you Pastor Clay. All these Theologian Pastors complicated the gospel by trying to demonstrate their theological knowledge and loosing sight of the gospel. They turned Christians against Christians by creating divisions through their theological debates..I make no apology by describing them as Pharisees and teachers of the time of Christ which Christ himself condemned. Lets not give way for the devil with iur theological debate. John 3:16 is as clear as crystal water and even gentiles understood it. Go and spread the Good News…be bless

  5. It is so true; we don’t merely see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anyone who is bent on fault finding would find faults in basically anything. Its amazing that I have not heard anyone judge any famous person as ok. there is always something wrong with them. If you become successful you are just assumed to be evil. What a shame…it stinks of shameless jealousy.
    Anyone who condemns Myles is just too intimidated by the impact he has made…believe it or not Myles is very much alive with us. He died empty. No potential was unexploited. All critiques get used to that!

  6. I mean, Jesus also said to Peter that he would do even greater things than that of what was being done at the time. It would be absurd to think that the Word cannot meet someone in any position or walk of life and build you up from there.

    I totally agree with the stance you took on this issue mainly because the applications for the Word cover EVERY base of human existence and leads you to a “more glorious destiny” (Ps. 73:24). The difficulty of the Word is it’s simplicity.

  7. Who are the sons of God? Those who have the Spirit of God. The problem with today’s Christianity is it has become a ‘Common Sense Only’ christianity. People are no longer spiritual ( no longer in tune with the Holy Ghost).

    This is my argument: don’t just judge someone by what they’ve said and how they’ve said it, ALSO (and most importantly) Judge by the spirit by which they are speaking. It is easier to detect a false spirit than to detect a false teaching. Cuz demons can pretend to be angels of light, giving a slightly twisted truth or half true, or truth at first, then lies.

    A lady with evil spirit was following Paul n Other apostles declaring the gospel with them until they had enough of her n casted out her spirit. You see, the only way you would’ve known If Doctor Myles was a false teacher, was through the Holy Ghost.

    I’ve heard him many times, looked directly into his eyes through many live streams, I know by the Holy Ghost he belongs to Christ. He may not be perfect, but Discernment tells me he loved Jesus and had a burning desire to serve the citizens of God’s Kingdom . Misunderstood he maybe, but you shouldve known by the Holy Ghost that Dr. Myles belonged to Christ, if you truely belong to Christ yourself.

    Many belong to Christ only by their own confession n common sense, but are not in communion with the Holy Ghost. Does Jesus even knows you? If we are living by the Holy Spirit, this topic would not have arise in the first place.

    Christianity is dead without fellowship with God’s Holy Spirit.

  8. The man has done the work well, nothing like heresy anywhere but he preached revelation as god gave it to him. He is never in hell nor in heaven because there is re-arrangement going on in the spirit. You are going to see the conclusion of all things soon. The man preached the right message throughout, the kingdom of god. The kingdom of god is what is going to take over soon, god has completed the work in the spirit already. Calvary has completed it’s work and gone longtime ago, we have another set of power working for the new kingdom of god forever. You can check the 12 prophecies to the new world, new kingdom on my face-book and other social networks.

  9. Let’s put aside all the man-centered sentiment and listen to what Scripture has proclaimed shall we:

    “3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures”

    I Corinthians 15:3-4

    So Munroe was dead wrong. Not to mention he has also preached that Christ “did not really die”. The man single-handedly nullified he crucifixion and leaves us (believers) in our sin.

    I have heard the man speak in person and he teaches a different gospel. He was a false teacher.

    His death was tragic, but ministry was profane.

    • Keith, again, no one is suggesting we do not preach Jesus and him Crucified. Myles Munroe did not teaching that, neither am I suggesting it. That’s not a real objection.

      Someone sent me the clip about Myles Munroe preaching that Christ “Did Not Really die.” And that is NOT what He said at all.

      Here is the Clip that someone sent me.
      http://youtu.be/HJplOFenVWk

      I have not seen the rest of this message, but I’ve seen many of his other messages where he clearly talks about Jesus Died. What you are failing to understand is that Myles Munroe is not talking about his belief, he’s talking about how the Bible records the death of Jesus.

      I can equally say, that the Bible nowhere records about a Trinity. Does that mean the same thing as “I am denying the trinity?” No of course not. In the same way, Myles Munroe comments about the way the Gospel writers record the death of Jesus, is not the same thing as saying he teaches that “Jesus didn’t really die!”

      If you find the rest of that sermon, I’d love to see it in it’s full context.

      Where Myles Munroe got it wrong, is that the New Testament was written in Greek, not Hebrew. But again, because I do not have the full sermon, to know what he is referring to before and after this statement, I cannot say. He may in fact have been referencing a Hebrew Copy of the New Testament.

      I hope that helps.

      • Paul clearly states in I Cor. 15:3 what was given to him as of FIRST IMPORTANCE. This is not changed or nuanced in this or any other of Paul’s writings in the New Testament. Furthermore Paul declares that this truth was declared to him by the Holy Spirit. Therefore it is not subject to change or nuancing.

        Munroe relegated what the Holy Spirit said was of FIRST IMPORTANCE to no better than second place. Munroe is wrong.

        Furthermore, Munroe’s idea of the Kingdom of God is fraudulent. He sees the Kingdom as the place where we get all our stuff. the Kingdom of God is no less than Jesus Christ Himself. He is the one to be sought, He is our highest reward. When Jesus opened the Scriptures to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, he showed them how all the Law and the Prophets pointed to HIM. Munroe distorts that message.

      • Paul states in this passage that he is delivering to them what he received as of FIRST IMPORTANCE. In no other place among his writings, nor those of the other New Testament writers, is that FIRST IMPORTANCE standing of that truth changed or contradicted.

        Furthermore, Paul received this truth from the Holy Spirit Himself, as all of his writing and teaching comes from Him. Therefore the truth is eternal and immutable.

        Furthermore, Munroe’s concept of the Kingdom of God is fraudulent. He presents the Kingdom as the realm where believers get all their stuff. Christ is the Kingdom, the Kingdom is Christ. It is in Him and Him alone that we live move and have our being. When Jesus opened the Scriptures to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, He explained how all the Law and the Prophets spoke of Him. He is our reward. We are gifts to Him from the Father. Munroe profanes the Kingdom of God making it the source of temporal blessings and the fulfillment of earthly desires.

  10. “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”

    I Cor. 2:2

    I think Paul knows better than Myles

    • Please remember the context. According to Paul, he decided to speak nothing AMONG THE CORINTHIANS except Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, because they were Immature Babes in Christ (1 Corinthians 3:1).

      Later on in that same Chapter Paul Says this.

      ¶Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect [Mature]: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
      1 Corinthians 2:6 – 1 Corinthians 2:7 (KJV)

      So Again, if you are an immature babe in Christ, like the Corinthians, you need to have Jesus spelled out for you plainly, because immature believers lack discernment for real wisdom. If you are mature and wise, Paul spoke deep things about the Mystery and Union of God and Man.

      I hope that helps.

      • Paul went further in another letter to explain what that mystery was.
        Colossians 1:25-27
        “I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

      • Prescisely, and what unbeliever is any more mature in the things of God than even the Corinthians. They must be instructed in the thing of FIRST IMPORTANCE, Jesus Christ’s atoning work on the cross for sinners. Paying their debt of sin by His shed BLOOD on the cross and enduring the just wrath of God in their place.

        Munroe distorts the Gospel. False teacher.

  11. This gentleman is spot on . . .

    “Wow! That is all I can say about how ridiculous this person’s article is. First of all, somebody needs to pick up a book and read about gnosticism before they go throwing that word around freely. Gnostics were not about sound doctrine; they were about secret knowledge. Secondly, he uses Paul’s message to the Athenians as a base for defending Monroe’s method for presenting the “gospel.” This is idiotic for numerous reasons; 1. We can be quite certain that this is a condensed version of Paul’s message as messages in the Areopagus tended to be very lengthy. 2. Paul’s message is not about how you need to get over in the kingdom so you can get your free stuff; which is in fact the message I got from the Munroe video. Paul took them down a trail that started with a Creator, a common human origin, the sufficiency of God, the neediness of man, the sovereignty of God over human affairs, the darkness of the human heart, the stain of sin that requires a holy God to judge man. See Munroe preached that you need to get into the kingdom cause that is where you get your blessings and good stuff. That does not at all resemble Paul’s message to the Athenians. 3. The most disturbing is the way he started mocking about the blood in that video. I mean wow!!!! That is really precious stuff to say it like “Nobody wants to hear about no bbblooodd.'”

    Joshua Hayes

    • Right…

      Firstly, Gnosticism in it’s many variations was about Salvation by Secret Knowledge, in other words, if you don’t believe what I know, you’re not saved, in other words If you don’t believe what I consider Doctrine you are not saved.

      That is what the Christian Heresy Hunters are saying, that because someone else does not know what they know, they think that person is a heretic and going to hell. So Christians suggesting that Myles Munroe’s is going to hell, because of doctrine, means they believe in Salvation by what we know, which is the definition of Gnosticism. If you can’t see that, then there is nothing more I can say.

      1. So he’s basically calling Paul’s method to the Athenians idiotic, and instead appeals to silence [what is not recorded] to make his point? If that makes sense to you, then I really don’t know what to say. We know very well that it is a condensed version of the sermon, but one cannot build any evidence from what is NOT recorded in the Bible. It’s true that Paul said additional things in that Sermon, but the fact is, those things are not recorded. At best, they are make for speculative ideas, but we cannot model anything on what is not said!

      No one alive to day knows exactly what Paul Said, and for that reason no one can use what is not recorded for evidence of anything. That would be like me pointing to the fact that there were things Jesus said but are not recorded, and then use that to say that Jesus preached Islam in those Unrecorded Messages, that were left out of the Bible.

      That’s exactly what people do with the missing gap of Jesus’ Life from when he was 12 to 30. Hindu’s claim he was in the far East, other claim he was studying Greek philosophers. The fact is, arguing from silence is fallacious and erroneous. Basically, when something is not recorded, you can say Anything! If you don’t see the obvious errors in this, there isn’t anything I can say to you.

      2. The second point is a stray man at best. You cannot say the content of Paul’s Message to the Athenians disproves the Method that Myles Munroe uses for Evangelism. The content and the style are two different things. Saying that Paul’s Message doesn’t have the same language of the Kingdom, doesn’t negate the fact that what we have recorded, is the same style.

      That would like comparing the story structure of two books, they both have a beginning, middle and an end, but then saying the structures are different, because one book is about Children and the other book is about Adults. The Contents of the book, have no relations to the structure of the book. But if you think you can discredit the Structure of Myles Munroe’s Sermons, by comparing it to the Content of Paul’s preaching, then I really don’t know what else I can say to you…

      3. Paul appealed to their Culture, He used Pagan sources that they could relate to peak their interest, and never mentioned Jesus in that sermon. Myles Munroe does the same thing, except instead of using Pagan sources and culture, he talks about his understanding of the blessings of the new Covenant (which Paul does also about the forgiveness of our sins), to peak interest, before inviting people to know Jesus Christ. If you can’t see that the Method is the same, well I can’t help you.

      Lastly the third point, again, has no relevance than his own personal opinions. As the problem with so many Christians today, they do no realize that UNBELIEVERS do no understand Christian Terms, Christians Language and Christian Phrases. Christians value the Blood because we understand what it has done, but to unbelievers, the Blood doesn’t have the same value or reverence. Which is the entire point. Before someone can make the Blood valuable and precious in the eyes of an Unbeliever, you must tell them the Good News about what the Blood accomplished FIRST.

      If these arguments make sense to you, and is “spot on,” then it is no wonder you don’t understand Myles Munroe’s teaching or my article. You are free to believe what you want about Myles Munroe, but you’re in position to label him a false teacher or condemn him.

      • Brook,
        This is where I think you got it wrong. You labeled me a gnostic because I quoted Paul’s teachings about the gospel. A teaching that main line Christianity has followed for thousands of years. Yet you talk about this new knowledge (gnosis) that Myles Munroe taught in the twentieth century. Myles Munroe has this new knowledge of converting unbelievers to believers which is by teaching them the kingdom knowledge first then once they understand the knowledge about the kindgom then and only then would you teach them about Jesus Christ.
        Who is the gnostic again?
        The Apostle to the gentiles, Paul, said that if anyone preaches a gospel other than the one he taught, that person will be eternally condemned.
        The Gospel IS THE GOOD NEWS. And the gospel that Paul preached was not a gospel about the kingdom but it was the message of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
        The gospel demands a response from each person, individually; Why did Jesus Christ die, why was He resurrected? This is what we need to be teaching unbelievers. Not just to believe in Jesus Christ but to answer the question, why did He die for you? Why was He resurrected? It is the answer to these questions that saves us. That is why Paul says that he is not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God for salvation to those who believe.
        The gospel, the good news, is that Jesus Christ died to take away the sin that Adam brought into this world and He was resurrected so that those who believe would have the LIFE that mankind lost when Adam sinned. This is the simple, basic message that has been taught for centuries.
        Myles Munroe came up with this new revelation knowledge that instead of that we should first teach people about the kingdom. Christianity is about a person and not what you can get.
        As sweet sounding as this message is, it teaches people to seek what God can give them instead of seeking Jesus Christ and Him alone.

        Someone commented that Myles Munroe preached what God revealed to him. I think this is where “milk drinking Christians” get it wrong. God is not revealing anything new to anyone. God’s complete and final revelation to mankind is Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit of God is here to reveal Christ in us not to give us some new knowledge that no one since The Resurrection had.

  12. “I’m going to say it again! Prayer is man giving God authority, or God license, to interfere in the affairs of man. In fact, God – I’m going to take a deep breath because some of you religious people aren’t going to understand me- Are you ready? – God cannot do anything in the earth without a human’s permission”

    Myles Munroe, Praise the Lord, Trinity Broadcasting Network, 23 February 2000

    “for his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
    and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;
    all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
    and he does according to his will among the host of heaven
    and among the inhabitants of the earth;
    and none can stay his hand
    or say to him, “What have you done?”
    (Daniel 4:34-35 ESV)

    Nebuchadnezzar, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit

    • Keith the comments you made on ‘prayer’ giving reference to Trinity Broadcasting Network, 23 February 2000 and on the ‘nature of God’ giving reference to Trinity Broadcasting Network, 11 December 2000, and which are strongly supported by Roger, brings me and i think it should bring all of to one conclusion which is ‘Bis. Myles taught simple things which are hard for some to understand’. I now understand why Brook uses the term ‘ heresy hunters’ for truely there are.

  13. “You have the same nature as God Himself. You create your own world the same wat God creates His. He speaks and things happen, you speak and they happen.”

    Myles Munroe, Praise the Lord, Trinity Broadcasting Network, 11 December 2000

    “Is there a God besides me?
    There is no Rock; I know not any . . .
    I am the LORD, and there is no other,
    besides me there is no God;
    (Isaiah 44:8; 45:5 ESV)

    Yahweh

        • My goodness Keith before you open your mouth rather than settle for what you know that which has being passed down by others you thought were in the know, then you need to Seek Kingdom of God 1st so that you will know that Myles knows what he is talking about because only ignorance of those who have become unteachable are left behind because of their own stupidity, stop trying to be a wordsmith of the word when you are only on the milk ; we were once like you then we got over ourselves Keith

    • Keith the comments you made on ‘the nature of God’ giving the reference to Trinity Broadcasting Network, 11 December 2000 and also on ‘prayer’ giving reference to Trinity Broadcasting Network, 23 February 2000 and which are strongly supported by Roger brings me and i think it should for all of us, to one conclusion which is ‘Myles taught simple things which some find very hard to understand’. I now understand why Brook uses the term ‘heresy hunters’ for truely there are heresy hunters.

    • Keith the comments you made on ‘prayer’ giving reference to Trinity Broadcasting Network, 23 February 2000 and on the ‘nature of God’ giving reference to Trinity Broadcasting Network, 11 December 2000, and which are strongly supported by Roger, brings me and i think it should bring all of to one conclusion which is ‘Bis. Myles taught simple things which are hard for some to understand’. I now understand why Brook uses the term ‘ heresy hunters’ for truely there are.

  14. Question: If the Kingdom of God is first introduced to an unbeliever as a means of informing this person about what’s available to them in the Kingdom before entering it and if Jesus is secondly introduced to this person as the way of entering the Kingdom and that person receives Jesus as Lord and Savior, is this person considered born again? If yes, than let’s move forward together…

  15. Briggs why dangle a carrot infront of people before presenting Christ to them. Why not just give them the pure and simple message. Christ died because you were a sinner. The law that condemned you was nailed on the crossed with Him. He resurrected so that in Him you might have the LIFE of God that was lost in Adam.
    Christian maturity is growing in our knowledge of Jesus Christ, so that we are not tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

    • How can the lost know they are lost without a point of reference to be lost by?
      What use is a cure without first learning of the sickness?
      What use is a King without seeing his kingdom?
      Didn’t Jesus come first declaring the Kingdom, prior to his death?
      Didn’t Jesus tell us to seek first the Kingdom and it’s righteousness (which Dr Munroe states as meaning right standing with the King of that Kingdom)?
      Did he preach Christ died and resurrected and ascended (often forgot) for the salvation of the world, that they may enter into his Kingdom? (note the bible talks much of entering into the Kingdom – it talks much about the Kingdom of Heaven… in fact, it’s something being discussed a lot at the moment by many.
      I think this debate by the Heresy hunters and the Gnostics and even the defenders has been framed wrong, perhaps first look at the whole bible – the Old testament is littered with the imagery of the Kingdom, then compare Dr Munroe’s teachings with the bible, not until you understand the complete teachings of the Scriptures can you hope to compare.

      Secondly Church Orthodoxy would not technically have called Myles Munroe a heretic, perhaps a little hetrodox, but on the whole Orthodox.

      His teaching was about ‘What is this Kingdom Christ Preached?’ – “Why must I seek it?”

      • According to Myles, Jesus did not “really die, he expired…”. How does this quote juxtaposes with line seven of your defense treaties. I am no pastor, however I read in the Bible that after He cried it is finished, He, Jesus, hung His head and died”. Whose words am I supposed to believe? Myles or Holy writ. further, if Jesus did not die, then the whole plan of salvation is a myth. By the way, there are many more controversial posits that Myles argue, which calls into question Biblical teachings.
        To my mind, this is not good. The Bible and the Bible alone is the only rule of faith for the christian.

  16. forgive them father for they know not what they have done this is a man of God and also a Bahamian that made way for others to follow in his legacy

  17. How can the lost know they are lost without a point of reference to be lost by?
    What use is a cure without first learning of the sickness?
    What use is a King without seeing his kingdom?
    Didn’t Jesus come first declaring the Kingdom, prior to his death?
    Didn’t Jesus tell us to seek first the Kingdom and it’s righteousness (which Dr Munroe states as meaning right standing with the King of that Kingdom)?
    Did he preach Christ died and resurrected and ascended (often forgot) for the salvation of the world, that they may enter into his Kingdom? (note the bible talks much of entering into the Kingdom – it talks much about the Kingdom of Heaven… in fact, it’s something being discussed a lot at the moment by many.
    I think this debate by the Heresy hunters and the Gnostics and even the defenders has been framed wrong, perhaps first look at the whole bible – the Old testament is littered with the imagery of the Kingdom, then compare Dr Munroe’s teachings with the bible, not until you understand the complete teachings of the Scriptures can you hope to compare.

    Historical Church Orthodoxy would not technically have called Myles Munroe a heretic, perhaps a little heterodox, but on the whole Orthodox.

    His teaching was about ‘What is this Kingdom Christ Preached?’ – “Why must I seek it?” and finally “How do I seek it?”

  18. Funny how all the Nay Sayers forget that they themselves are not perfect in their own personal revelation of God. Myles or anyone for that fact can give opinion to their revelation of Jesus Christ aside of what the basic foundation of the word of God is. The bottom line is Myles was a upright man of God. He was one of the many few I knew who lived a life he talked about. He stayed away from sin he was a virgin when he married his wife. He emphasized learning your purpose in Christ and YET, people love being complacent bored christians.
    Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.”
    They said the same things about Jesus. So why are we shocked. Your damned if you do and your damned if you don’t. I can only speak for my fruit and that is what Jesus said to look at others lives. Myles Munroe was speaking to Nations, KINGS, Presidents. What minister do you know is that amazingly effective? My life has made a huge 360 degree turn from listening to him for 20 years. I have my own business and do it all for the glory of God. I would of fallen away from a boring Wednesday and Sunday mundane routine of church if I did not truly find my calling. I would of robbed the world of my gift and also made the grave rich if it were not for this amazing Ministry. I pray the legacy lives on through his Ministry. God bless. Matthew 6:33

  19. Part of being a Christian is to gather information about a thing before making a decision, judgement, rebuke, or accusation. That’s what using wisdom is about.

    Myles Munroe wrote, taught, and preached extensively about the Kingdom of God, and about Jesus. Everything about the kingdom he preached and talked about was about its KING, JESUS.
    Apostle Paul taught the same message that Christ and the other apostles did, see (Acts 28:30-31; 20:25, and 28:23). A mistake some people make is to elevate the words of Paul above the words of Jesus. Pauls writings are epistles, letters written to address issues in churches where he has already preached the Kingdom message, while planting the congregations.
    To try and use Paul’s teachings as an argument against what Myles Munroe taught, is ridiculous. Myles Munroe focused on the gospel message that Jesus taught in the gospels, along with the overall understanding that the whole bible is a story about a King, and his Family.

  20. If Myles really did say (as he is reported to have said) that the bible doesn’t say Jesus really died, or that our job is not to preach about Him dying for our sins, but to “solve people’s problems” , then he WAS a false teacher and it needs to be pointed out. We are not to lovingly accept false teachers but to reject them after they have been admonished 2-3 times without them repenting of their false teaching. Since Monroe no longer can repent, his false teachings still need to be pointed out for what they are. A little leaven leavens the who,e lump, and we have a LOT of leaven in the churches that needs to be dealt with. If you can’t see that then I urge you to take Peter’s advice to heart (2Peyer) immerse yourself in the study of the scriptures, and “add to your faith, knowledge”

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