Pastor Kevin Sanders

"He must increase, but I must decrease." -John 3:30

Category: Apollo C. Quiboloy

Apollo Quiboloy’s Life of Luxury

Here’s an expose done by ABC News on those who claim to be the Messiah. Check out the luxurious lifestyle of Quiboloy–financed by the foolish minions who believe he is the son of God.

I am the Son of God (ABC News)

Heed the Bible’s warnings or you will suffer the same fate as this false prophet:

“Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t believe it.  For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones. See, I have warned you about this ahead of time.

“So if someone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ don’t bother to go and look. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding here,’ don’t believe it!  For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.  Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.

-Matthew 24:23-28

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.

-Galatians 1:8-9

Politics, Heresy, and Hoaxes

I normally abstain from saying anything about politics (Philippines or American).  But I want to mention a couple of things.

Fellow blogger Arnold Gamboa has posted about Eddie Villanueva’s unholy alliance with  false prophet Apollo Quiboloy.   I happen to agree with Arnold.  Check out his post, watch the video and draw your own conclusions.  

I’m sure I have Jesus is Lord members who read my blog.  Understand this: I’m not trying to belittle the JIL church (or Brother Eddie himself).  But I believe any man can make a mistake, and thus any man is subject to correction (read about Paul’s rebuke of Peter in Galatians 2:11-14).  

Then there’s the email going around claiming Manny Villar owns a mansion in Utah.  I’ve already received this email twice three times.  People forward this junk without doing any research.  The truth is the mansion pictures are from Bel Air (Los Angeles, California) and this mansion doesn’t belong to Villar.  Another hoax email circulated a few years back claiming this mansion belonged to the president of Zimbabwe.  You can read the whole report at  

In case you are wondering, I’m also not trying to endorse or belittle either man as a presidential candidate.  I can’t vote here (I’m not a Filipino citizen), so I haven’t taken the time to really study the different candidates’ platforms and philosophies.  I’m just encouraging you to use discernment in all things.

Apollo C. Quiboloy: False Prophet (Part 2)

Part Two: A Historical Analysis of the “New Jerusalem” Claim

I’ve previously explained how foolish it is to follow Apollo Quiboloy or believe his claims. The Bible, of course, is my ultimate source of authority for this.

There are other sources of information that can shed additional light. Quiboloy is actually not the first person to claim he’s found the “New Jerusalem.” Let’s take a quick look at Christian history*:

Martin Luther (1483–1546) is generally credited with starting the Protestant Reformation. Some religious leaders believed that Luther’s reforms actually did not go far enough. This led to the Radical Reformation—a movement which attempted to discard all non-biblical religious traditions and start over with the Scriptures. Many of these groups were also called Anabaptists, referring to their practice of believer’s baptism by immersion. Ironically, the Radical Reformers/Anabaptists were harshly persecuted by both Protestants and Catholics.

A few of the Radical Reformers developed very strange beliefs and practices. A prime example was the Radical Kingdom Builders. This group decided to bring “Christ’s kingdom” to earth by military/political force.

The Radical Kingdom Builders and the “New Jerusalem’s”:

Melchoir Hofmann became a prominent leader in the Radical Kingdom Builder movement. He moved to Strassburg (Germany) and declared that it would be the “new Jerusalem.” He also claimed that 1533 was the beginning of Christ’s 1,000 year reign on earth. Hoffman was eventually thrown in prison. He died in prison ten years later.

Hofmann had a disciple by the name of Jan Matthys who carried on his work. Matthys moved to Munster (also in Germany), a city where many fled to escape religious persecution. Matthys decided that Munster, not Stassburg, was the “new Jerusalem.” He and his followers seized the city, believing they were establishing God’s kingdom on earth. The Roman Catholic bishop sent troops to the city, and Matthys was killed as he battled to keep control of the city.

John of Leyden took over leadership after Matthys was killed. He gave Munster residents three choices: 1. be baptized 2. flee the city 3. be killed. He also introduced the practice of polygamy.

The war over Munster lasted for about a year, and the Radicals were eventually defeated. The captured leaders were tortured and killed. Their bones were publicly displayed for hundreds of years in order to discourage future uprisings.

These misguided leaders did great harm to all other Radical Reformers/Anabaptists. Many of the Anabaptists were actually pacifists who just wanted to worship and preach the Bible. Because of what happened in Munster, all of them were considered dangerous rebels. Tens of thousands were killed.

I’m not accusing Quiboloy of trying to overthrow the government. I’m simply trying to show that he’s not the first religious leader to make false claims about the “new Jerusalem” and the return of Christ’s kingdom. Such leaders do tremendous harm.

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”
-George Santayana

“The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.”
-Friedrich Hegel

*For further study, you may want to purchase Church History for Church Leaders (volume 2) by D. Leslie Hill. I’m indebted to him for an excellent, concise summary of the subject which I have discussed here.

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“Pastor” Apollo C. Quiboloy: False Prophet

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“Pastor” Apollo C. Quiboloy: False Prophet

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.

Prozac, anyone?

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.”
–Matthew 24:4-5

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.
-Galatians 1:8-9

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.

Please pass this article along to others so that they will also be warned.  Click here if you’d like to learn about the true gospel.  Jesus Christ is God’s one and only Son who died for us.

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