Apollo Quiboloy is a false prophet.
I’m sure many of you have seen this guy on TV. I’ve passed by his channel (the ACQ Kingdom Broadcasting Network) a few times, but haven’t paid too much attention until recently. They preach, read Bible verses, and sing worship songs, so I thought this was just another Christian channel.
I decided to take a closer look and was a bit surprised. The first strange thing I noticed was that he called himself the “appointed son of God” (this automatically raised a “red warning flag” in my mind). I listened to his sermons a few times and couldn’t figure out what in the heck he was talking about. Two things were clear to me: this guy is teaching some weird stuff, and he really likes to talk about himself. He quotes just enough Scripture to make people think he’s the real deal. He’s not.
I decided to look at his website and see if I could read about his beliefs. Even though the website says, “the Kingdom of Jesus Christ,” it’s pretty obvious that Christ is not the center of his website or ministry. I was appalled when I read one of his sermons.
Quiboloy really thinks he is the son of God, appointed to this position on April 13, 2005 (if only they’d taken him to see the psychiatrist on the 12th). Here’s what he claims (quoted directly from his website):
“So when He (Jesus) was there on the cross, He finished the work which was given to Him, which was to bring about the spiritual component of salvation, which was rejected by the Jewish people. But now, the continuation has come upon us. A body has accepted the spiritual component of salvation.
The work that the Father sent the Son of God in the Jewish setting to do was to defeat, dislodge and take away from Lucifer what had been taken from our first parents-the kingship and the sonship. He did that, and that’s why after the resurrection, all power in heaven and on earth was given to the Son of God.
The Son of God in the Gentile setting is now the completion of the Father’s work of salvation. Without the fallen Adamic race receiving the highest honor of being the Appointed Son, there would be no salvation.”
Confused? Don’t worry—I am too. It sounds spiritual, but it is a bunch of nonsense, written to deceive. I think I can explain in simple terms what he is claiming. Quiboloy is claiming that Jesus was the Savior for the Jews, but he (Quiboloy) is some type of physical incarnation of Christ for the Gentiles (Gentiles=non-Jews; us). Because of this, Quiboloy is the model for salvation and we all need to follow him. Here’s another quote from the same message:
“Salvation has finally come to its focus, which is the fallen Adamic race. And I am your model for that, being the Appointed Son.”
Jesus’ Warning about False Prophets
Quiboloy’s claims are pure foolishness, there are apparently a lot of people who believe his holy baloney. We should not be surprised by this. Jesus told us plainly that many false prophets would claim to be the Christ:
Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many.”
Just as Jesus predicted, false prophets have come, and people are falling for it.
The Son of God in the Gentile setting?
Let’s quickly analyze Quiboloy’s message (quoted above), comparing it to Scripture.
Quiboloy claims that Jesus was sent to the “Jewish setting,” but he is the son of God for the “Gentile setting.” Even a casual reading of Scripture directly contradicts such bizarre notions.
A study of the Gospels reveals that Jesus Himself ministered to the Gentiles. He healed a Samaritan Leper (Luke 17:11-16), discussed “living water” with a Samaritan woman (John 4:1-26), healed a Roman Centurion’s servant (Matthew 8:5-10), and healed a Greek woman’s daughter (Mark 7:24-30) just to name a few. Jesus was the Jewish Messiah, but He revealed Himself as the Savior of all mankind. We Gentiles do not need another son or savior—Jesus has already come!
The ministry to the Gentiles continued with New Testament church. Philip preached to Samaritans (Acts 8:4-8) and Peter preached to Gentiles (Act 10:34-48). Paul was called to share the gospel to the Gentiles (Acts 13:46-47) and called himself the “apostle to the Gentiles” (Romans 11:13). Quiboloy’s claim to be salvation for the Gentiles is about 2,000 years too late!
God’s Curse upon False Preachers
The Bible gives stern warnings about those who preach or follow a false gospel. Notice that even Paul himself (an Apostle) said that he did not have the right to preach a different gospel:
Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed.
Quiboloy has his own TV station that broadcasts to thousands. I simply want to do my part to warn my readers through my weblog. Don’t be fooled by the slick television programs—this man is under God’s curse! Do yourself a favor and skip his channel.
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