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Ruslan KD Defends Associating With Joel Osteen, Bill Johnson

Revealing Truth is a discernment YouTube Channel that broke a story on a popular YouTuber, Ruslan KD, associating with Joel Osteen and Bill Johnson in an event called 31 days of wisdom. Ruslan has 250K subs on YouTube making him among the largest parachurch ministries on the platform, whereas Revealing Truth has around 54K and seems to specialize in the New Apostolic Reformation. 31 Days of wisdom is a online event in which many false teachers are collaborating to create content on faith, finance, and even social media. Popular YouTuber, and professing Christian, Ruslan KD is among a list of names including several false teachers, and Revealing Truth raised this issue, ultimately prompting Ruslan to double down in his defense of associating with Joel Osteen.

Protestia itemized some of the false teachers in the event.

  • Bill Johnson, Lead pastor of Bethel Church who oversees an empire of blasphemy and false teaching. They have a ‘Lab’ where they apply scientific methods to the prophetic + People. Only $2750!

  • Christine Caine, the charismatic, egalitarian, one-time leader from Hillsong who preaches the word/faith prosperity gospel while leading a network designed to empower women to become preachers and pastors. Caine holds to the notion that Jesus died on the cross to give you possessions, wealth, and health, and that it is there for the taking if you have enough faith and confess it positively.

  • Keith Ferrante, the founder of Emerging Prophet and the founder of Prophetic Consulting Certification, he offers a certification program where he can train you how to grow your prophetic ministry for only $4997.00

  • Joel Osteen, a straight-up heretic, no matter what Ruslan and Mike Winger say

  • Ron Carpenter, a megachurch pastor who sued his church over a $6.25M retirement package he alleges was promised after he gave the church away to a different pastor.

  • Dr. Brian Simmons, a NAR “apostle” who is the author of wretched and anti-biblical The Passion “translation.” He claims that Jesus appeared to him and gave him “secrets” of the Hebrew language. Lest you are confused about the “Dr.” in front of his name, it wasn’t due to his scholarly prowess. Rather, he received it from Wagner Leadership Institute – a NAR organization founded by C. Peter Wagner that offers courses in subjects like dream interpretation and miracle-working and where you can get a “Masters of Spiritual Healing, Deliverance, and Warfare” or a “Masters of Apostolic Leadership and Applied Ministry.”

  • Graham Cooke, the head Prophet and Founder of Brilliant Perspectives. He is a “specialist in exploratory dialogue” and a “consultant to numerous churches, organizations and businesses.”

  • Heidi Baker, a charismatic prophetess who routinely gives false prophecies claims she frequently visits heaven where she is given special revelation. She’s crazy as a rat in a coffee can. 

  • Stacey Campbell, a charismatic prophetess known for violently and vigorously shaking her head when she’s prophesying. She is described on her website as “a prophetic voice to this generation” who has a “passion to teach believers to know how to hear the voice of God through proper teaching and strong values.” 

  • Dano McCollam, a Co-founder of Bethel School of the Prophets and founder of Prophetic Company.

  • Kris Vallotton, Bethel Church’s chief prophet and healer. The leader of the Bethel School of Supernatural ministry, he’s claimed his prayers have regrown and recreated hymens before and can fix vehicles just by laying hands on them. He famously prophesied Trump would win the 2020 election.

Ruslan claims that he was invited by Pedro Adao, the founder of the event, but he also states that the other names on the ticket are moot and have no impact on his decision to stay. He also claims he is receiving no compensation for it.

Ruslan spends most of the time going after discernment ministries, accusing them of committing a guilty by association fallacy. However, his blanket characterizations are a strawman fallacy. He claims that discernment ministries don’t collaborate, use guilty by association, and eat their own. In contrast, there is a lot of collaboration among discernment ministries. Evangelical Dark Web also has never labeled someone a false teacher for associating with other false teachers, as Ruslan claims discernment ministries do.

Ruslan believes that if someone affirms the Nicaean Creed, they’re good in his book. But it’s easy to be right on yesterday’s battles. The Nicaean Creed is woefully insufficient to use as a litmus test for faith, as history has long shown.

We should be reminded of Ephesians 5:11,  “Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them.”

Ruslan is runnong afoul of this passage by participating in an event with Joel Osteen and Bill Johnson.

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