Many of you may have never heard of Tamara Lower or know who she is. She is a motivational speaker and the founder of a money-making how-to course called Kingdom Builders. She regularly twists the Scriptures to make egregious claims such that God desires for all of us to be wealthy and rich and claims that she will teach you from the Scriptures how to do so if you will sign up for her academy. Lowe has a podcast on Charisma News
According to CBN, Lowe had a rough childhood which she was ultimately brought out of.
Tamara lowe grew up on the streets of New Orleans. At age 10, she was taking drugs. She became a drug dealer at 12 and dropped out of school in the eighth grade. For the next decade, she went from one drug-induced high to the next. Then, Tamara had a life-changing transition – she got motivated.
She claims she has worked face to face with many well-known celebrities and world leaders, including Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, and Bill Clinton, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Billy Graham, Colin Powell, Joe Montana, George Foreman, Goldie Hawn, Charlton Heston, Bill Cosby, Christopher Reeve, Rudy Giuliani, Mary Lou Retton, and Mother Teresa.
Tamara Lowe is a false teacher. She teaches a false gospel–the Word of Faith and Prosperity Gospels as well as a heresy called Positive Confession. Positive Confession is the practice of speaking things into existence or using the power of your words to create and manifest your desires. Lowe is on The Elijah List, a forum for New Apostolic Reformation false prophets to proclaim what “God has told them.” Lowe prophesied the following:
(CN) — U.S. authorities have charged Apollo Quiboloy, the charismatic leader of the Philippines-based megachurch the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name and eight other church officials on suspicion of running a sex trafficking ring.
According to the just unsealed indictment issued Nov. 10, Quiboloy and at least two other church administrators recruited young women “typically between the ages of 12 and 25” to serve as “pastorals,” preparing meals for, cleaning and massaging Quiboloy. The church leaders also forced pastorals to have sex with Quiboloy in an activity they dubbed “night duty.” Some of the women who performed “night duty” were under 18 and did so “under the threat of physical and verbal abuse and eternal damnation.” Those who hesitated were told they “had the devil in them.”
Quiboloy and other church administrators told the pastorals “that performing night duty was ‘God’s will’ and a privilege, as well as a necessary demonstration of the pastoral’s commitment to give her body to defendant Quiboloy as ‘The Appointed Son of God,'” according to the indictment. Pastorals who satisfied Quiboloy were rewarded with money, use of a cellphone, rides on private jets and trips to Disneyland.
According to the indictment, Quiboloy told one victim “that the sex acts were in the Father’s will and that the Father was happy over what the Son was doing.” It charges Quiboloy with having sex with 15-year-old in 2002, a 17-year-old in 2005 and 14-year-old in 2011. In Los Angeles, after seeing one of his victims speaking to another man, he hit and slapped her, then ordered her to go solicit money on behalf of the church.
The new indictment builds on charges issued last year, in which three church leaders in the United States were arrested for bringing members into the country illegally, taking away their passports and pressing them into service soliciting money for a church-run nonprofit. Church workers in the U.S. arranged at least 82 sham marriages to buttress the workers’ immigration status. These “full-time miracle workers,” as they were known, fundraised for the church “nearly every day, year-round, working very long hours, and often sleeping in cars overnight,” according to the new indictment.
The workers told people they were raising money for impoverished Filipino children. In actually, the money went to fund church operations, as well as the church officials’ “lavish lifestyle.”
The Kingdom of Jesus Christ claims to have 6 million members in roughly 200 countries. It owns property throughout the U.S., including offices and residences in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Hawaii. It owns a television station, two newspapers and 17 radio stations throughout the Philippines. It is currently constructing the KJC King Dome in Davao City, which at 75,000 seats will make it the largest indoor-seating arena in the world.
The 71-year-old Quiboloy, founder of the church, is reportedly good friends with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. A major contributor to Duterte’s 2016 campaign, Quilboloy even lent the then-candidate his private jet. He has called himself “the appointed son of God” and “the owner of the universe.”
Authorities arrested three of newly charged defendants Thursday in Los Angeles and Hawaii; three had been charged in the original indictment. The other three, including Quiboloy live in Davao City, the third most populous city in the Philippines.
The 42 charges leveled at the nine defendants include sex trafficking, trafficking with respect to forced labor, money laundering, bulk cash smuggling and various conspiracy charges. The sex trafficking conspiracy charge carries a statutory maximum of life in federal prison.
Emails send to the church and its nonprofit requesting an interview went unanswered as of press time.
A student has revealed how she was ‘brainwashed’ into joining a South Korean cult who ‘controlled what she did and who she saw’ while on campus at university.
Jess, from Manchester, was ‘vulnerable’ having recently lost her father when she was approached by two strangers from the Shincheonji Church of Jesus at the University of Salford and invited to ‘coffee with god’.
While the meetings simply began as weekly Bible study groups, things quickly evolved and soon Jess found the group was controlling who she saw and what she did.
Speaking to the BBC, she said she became a ‘completely different person’ while in the cult, explaining: ‘Controlling others for me is really out of character, so that’s how far in I’d gotten into being brainwashed.’
APPLE VALLEY, Utah — A FOX 13 investigation has revealed new details about a Satanist author in southern Utah whose writings directly inspired the teenage killer of two sisters in London.
Danyal Hussein, 19, was sentenced last month to 35 years in prison for murdering two sisters in London.
A review of police evidence and his online history shows Hussein carried out the killings by following instructions written by author E.A. Koetting.
Koetting’s real name is Matthew Joseph Lawrence. He is 40 years old and lives in Apple Valley, Utah. The author sells books and courses online, claiming to be able to teach others how to harness black magic and “become a living God.”
“You’re about to learn secrets that most people will never know about Godlike power,” Koetting says in a promotional video, currently displayed on Amazon’s website.
Although there’s no evidence Koetting has ever spoken or met with Hussein, the author’s material openly discusses and promotes murder.
At least one of Koetting’s books prompts readers to follow a specific set of instructions to create a powerful death pact with a demon named “Lucifuge Rofocale.”
Hussein’s murders took place in June 2020, when Bibaa Henry was celebrating her 46th birthday with her younger sister Nicole Smallman. The two met up with friends at a local park to have a picnic.
Three days earlier, surveillance video shows Hussein bought knives and candles at a local supermarket.
According to a copy of the written “pact” obtained by police, Hussein had entered into a demonic contract with Lucifuge promising to “sacrifice” a minimum of six people — “only women” — every six months.
Rabbi Akiba was a great sage of the second century who was executed by the Romans for teaching Torah at a time when the Romans had forbidden it. Akiba, or his father Joseph, was a convert to Judaism. But Akiba is known as Akiba ben Joseph the convert. Was Akiba, or his father Joseph, the convert? In Hebrew it is not clear. I offer a Midrash to explain why Akiba’s father was called Joseph the convert:
A fundamentalist Christian sect with close ties to the newest judge on the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, has hired law firms over claims it failed to properly investigate three claims of sex abuse against underage members.
People of Praise, which grew out of the charismatic Christian movement of the early 1970s and now claims to have 1,700 followers, has hired a former sex crimes prosecutor and second law firm to investigate the allegations made by the women.
One accuser, Katie Logan, claims she was sexually abused by a teacher at a People of Praise school in 2001, when she was 17. She says the school failed to follow-up her reports of the abuse until she went to police in December 2020. The other two say they were abused as children by members of a sect that later joined with People of Praise, and that PoP subsequently failed to investigate properly.
Logan, now 37, was just 17 when her high school physics teacher, Dave Beskar, sexually assaulted her in 2001, she alleges.
Beskar was a teacher at Trinity School at River Ridge, in Eagan, Minnesota.
She said she had a teenage crush on him; he was 35 at the time.
He would come round to the family home, in their tight-knit community, and had dinner with her and her parents – something she now sees as grooming.
One evening, when her parents were away, he came over to use the family’s computer, Logan alleges.