This is the conclusion Steve Campbells take on Morris Cerullo’s Mission to London

A topic that I don’t have time to cover here but will just say that scripture teaches that Jesus The Son Of God paid the price and suffered as a man and nowhere is it taught that God The Father paid a price or suffered some emotionally strain as He watched His Son take on the sins of all mankind. WOF doctrine teaches that Jesus also suffered in hell and then became the first born again man. Cerullo’s words here echo that of the additional Gnostic teachings of pain and suffering by the WOF and other heretical movements gone by.

Word Of Faith also teaches that the promise of physical healing was part of the Atonement and that salvation is a prerequisite for your physical healing. Cerullo’s words here endorse this teaching.

Isaiah 53:5 5But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

This verse is a popular verse amongst Christians, but does this verse refer to literal physical healing or an everlasting spiritual healing?
The two words transgressions and iniquities both refer to sins. The true disease that needs healing is our sins as physical sickness is just a symptom of the spiritually fatal disease of sin. Peter’s declaration in
1 Peter 2:23-24 says;
When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

The original Hebrew word for “transgression” is Pe-sha (peh’shah)
Meaning: trespass, sin, and rebellion
http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H6588&t=KJV&page=3
The original Hebrew word for “iniquity” is Avone
Meaning: punishment, sin, mischief.
http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H5771&t=KJV
Biblical usage for the word “avone” is perversity ,depravity, guilt and punishment..
The text in their original language never refers to physical sickness.
The only time when we will be free from all earthly physical sickness and disease is when receive an incorruptible body.

1 Corinthians 15:52-55: 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55″O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

Of course this is never explained by the likes of Cerullo and the other WOF teachers leading many to believe in a false teaching on physical healing.
being connected to salvation. Cerullo at this point instructs the crowd to place their hand on the part of the body where there sickness is.

He then states:

“Sometimes when your healing doesn’t happen like that, sometimes its just Jesus testing your faith.”

Sounds like a get out clause to me as Cerullo has been down this path many times before and if someone doesn’t experience healing after he gives the “prophetic” word it will be down to Jesus testing their faith and not Cerullo’s prophetic healing gift.

Cerullo announces that there is an incredible healing anointing about to be
released and once its been released that he wants the first 25 people who have experienced healing under this anointing to come to the stage.
As this “healing anointing” which I presume is falling? The “praise and worship” team start singing again and there are various sections of the crowd engaged in ecstatic worship, some were “binding and loosing” whilst others were “decreeing & declaring”. Cerullo announces that “someone has just got a new kidney in this place.”

This is known as “cold calling”, I mean you have a auditorium of approx 10,000 people its quite obvious that you will have a large variety of illnesses so calling out someone with a kidney problem should have at least one taker so call me skeptical if you must.
After the “healing anointing” decided to stop falling or the song just came to an end? Cerullo announced for the first 25 people to rush to the stage in order to announce their miracles and low and behold one of those miracles was a woman who had a kidney problem.
She declared that she had been healed, Cerullo looked relieved (joke!) as this gave his “prophetic mantle” even more credibility and the 10,000 strong crowd roared and gave thanks to God in celebration.
Cerullo instructed her to go to her doctors first thing Monday morning and let the MTL team know the report.
Not going to debate whether any of the 25 where truly healed or not, but would stress that “signs, wonders & healings” should not be considered as validation of a move of God if the gospel and the full counsel of God have not been preached before hand. Mark 16:15-17 Jesus instructs that signs will follow the preaching of the gospel as this is doctrine and ones doctrine will confirm if the healing’s are an act of God or not.

I will probably have to deal with Cerullo’s doctrine in another article where I will go more in depth and address his Later Rain Theology and also the influence of William Branham and A A Allen on his teachings.
One of the key doctrines of Cerullo’s is The End Time Manifestations Of The Sons Of God, Cerullo made a slight reference to this during his talk where he stated that God brought people to the UK from other countries to be a part of God’s end time manifestation in Great Britain. Embedded in this doctrine are the WOF teachings on Kingdom Now Theology, Dominionism and End Time Wealth Transfer.

At this point and finally the first passage of scripture is read from the bible after approximately 45 minutes of Cerullo’s “pick n mix” style prophecies.

Isaiah 10:27 27And in that day his burden will depart from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.”

But sadly this text was interpreted to endorse Cerullo’s earlier teachings and was then used as a catalyst for Cerullo to command the crowd to run towards the stage and have the yoke of bondage removed.

“Everyone who wants to have the yoke of bondage removed, I want you to run down the aisles and get as close to me as possible..
The devil knows that he doesn’t have the power but Morris does.”

Did the people really listen and understand what Cerullo was saying as I did that’s why I typed this comment in caps into my phone’s memo pad.

Cerullo had also prior to this comment stated

“If you want the anointing you pull it from the servant of God you take it by force.”

The Anointing is treated by Cerullo and many others in WOF as a kind of spiritualized force that can be dispatched by certain special “anointed” individuals at their will.
But do we control God’s anointing or does the anointing abide in and guide us?

1 John 2:27: As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit- just as it has taught you , remain in Him.”

We are all anointed when we are in Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

21And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

The true evidence of the anointing in our lives are seen in Galatians 5:22-23 which are the “fruits of the spirit” as the anointing also leads us to all truth John 14:26
The anointing is demoted by Cerullo and those in the WOF to an act of emotion and feelings.

Read the description of the Eastern Hindu Mystics version of the “anointing” and see the similarities to the WOF’s version both rely on the practitioner’s ability to conjure or transfer its force, also note how its description is also similar to the “slain in the spirit” phenomena.

Shaktipat or Śaktipāta is a Sanskrit word in the Hindu spiritual tradition that refers to the act of the spiritual energy of kundalini being conferred on a disciple or student, by a guru or spiritual teacher in whom it is already active. Śakti translates as spiritual energy and “pāta” as descent (to fall down). [1][2] Shaktipat can be intermediated by the spiritually enlightened master either by transmission of sacred word or mantra, a look, a thought or by touch. The touch is usually given to the ajna chakra or third eye of the disciple. Shaktipat can be transmitted in person or at a distance, through an object such as a flower or fruit, or via telephone or letter.

So Yep…. “Morris has the power and the devil doesn’t” his words not mine and although his supporters would vehemently disagree with my next statement Morris was also in total control of the nights proceedings. The lady at the registration desk didn’t give a “prophetic word” I believe that she just called it as she’s been seeing it all week.
“Enjoy the show” and it’s a well-oiled and seasoned show too, with Cerullo working the crowd with proficiency and a finesse not too dissimilar to the infamous Maradonna World Cup wonder goal against England in 1986.
If the presence of God was truly in Earls Court 2 and God was doing some “stuff” that night as someone put it then the level of acceptance that Cerullo’s false doctrine received from the crowd must have grieved the heart of God deeply.

Jeremiah 5:30-31 30An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land:31 the prophets prophesy falsely ,and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?

Cerullo draws his “prophetic session” to a close and then says:

“I’m not going to take an offering tonight as you have to get the financial breakthrough first. Trust me before this conference is over you will give crazily. Anybody believe that Morris is a prophet of God.”

I think his closing statement ended off the night’s proceedings quite appropriately. The scriptures were sadly the side issue here while Cerullo’s every word took centre stage.
People were clearly being “tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine”
as Cerullo asserted prophecy after prophecy that were not validated by the scriptures.
One has to ask why are Christians accepting this as Christianity?
If I were a medical student and attended a lecture at my medical school that did not deal with the essentials from the manuals that I am supposed to be learning from which will enable me to qualify as a doctor, then I would have some serious issues and questions for the lecturer after the class in regard to the methodology he employed.
So why aren’t Christians who attend “Mission To London” year after year asking the same kind of questions? Biblical Christianity was not taught at this event neither was it truly displayed.
If the aim of “Mission To London” is to win the lost then what version of Christianity are the lost being converted too?

I stated at the beginning of this article that my aim is to encourage believers to focus on biblical truth and to test all things against the scriptures.
I believe that some will read this article who have been in environments similar to the one examined here and the article may have answered several of the questions and doubts that they’ve had based on their experience.
Others on the other hand will claim that the article is biased and judgmental. They will state that I do not understand or have never truly experienced the power or move of God, they may even claim that I don’t have the Holy Spirit.
Sadly those who find those faults with the article and question my Christianity may well never have a full understanding of what true Orthodox Authentic Biblical Christianity should be as once you have an understanding of this then everything else is a mere shadow of that truth and evidently is therefore a lie. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone and in Christ alone. This is the gospel and this must always be presented with no gimmicks attached.
Christ centered Christianity is just as it says “Christ Centered” Christ must be the centre of all our preaching as well as our lives. In order for error to thrive the truth must be kept silent.

Let’s not sleep on this believers as the truth needs to be proclaimed.

“So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. 7For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk,are drunk at night. 8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:6-10

As Always

Sola Scriptura

Steve A Campbell.

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Comments
  1. Tony says:

    Alan / Steve, I really appreciate your efforts in producing these articles – they are very helpful indeed. I’ve kept an eye on Morris Cerullo for some years now and I’ve concluded that he’s not a Christian. His “ministry” is so full of lies and deception that it’s simply incompatible with the presence of the Spirit of the Lord.

    The best way to describe Cerullo is as a conman who exploits the vulnerable for personal gain. His work has nothing to do with spreading the gospel – he is only interested in making money, and he’s been very successful at it. All I can say is that if you donate to Morris Cerullo’s World Evangelism, you are not supporting evangelism, you are simply financing Cerullo’s film-star lifestyle.

  2. Alan, thank you for sharing, Steve, thank you so much for this balanced insight. I pray it will be a blessing and open the eyes of many who are confused and misled by men like Cerullo.

  3. great series… i guess im in good company..

    several years ago my wife and i were escorted out of one of his meetings at their headquaters here in florida.

    all i did was take out my bible and ask where the scripture was he was referencing. i cant remember what he said. i then had the nerve to warn him what happens to false prophets..

    (benny hinns people dont like me either, they caught me using a bible in the bathroom at his old church here in florida)

    im not a trouble maker, but i was abused as a young christian by several of the big name guys in WOF.. actually traveled with one of them till the lord woke me up and tapped me on the shoulder…

    from WOF to Reformed/calvin sort of…. LOL now its just the bible and Jesus…. dont need a priest, prophet (so called) or money for my miracles…

    you are loved
    Brother Frankie

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