Matt Chandler to Partner with Michael Brown, Christine Caine

Matt Chandler, the once-sound pastor of the Village Church is partnering with extreme voices of the charismatic movement in September of this year, including Michael Brown and Hillsong impastor, Christine Caine.

Chandler is speaking at the Convergence Conference, which has the theme of divine healing. Storms and Deere are two less extreme charismatics, but are responsible for assisting the “Third Wave” of the charismatic movement. Caine, on the other hand, teaches Word-Faith Theology and is associated with the Hillsong Cult. Michael Brown was a key figure in the Brownsville Revival abomination and is the leading apologist for the very worst of charismaticism.

The Charismatic Window is a metaphor for the way nefarious or sub-biblical teaching enters into a church or an individual’s mind because they are a “cautious continuationist,” being open to the possibility of the continuance of the Apostolic Sign Gifts or new revelation. One who doesn’t want to automatically discount such claims are said to have “left open the Charismatic Window.” This expression means that they are vulnerable to any such aberrant doctrine that will inevitably come through that window, because they are open to possibilities.

While many evangelicals won’t countenance the more obvious excesses of the Charismatic movement and the type of spiritual chicanery that typifies the movement’s more dramatic heretics, because they are open to continued revelation or Apostolic gifting, they are susceptible to many less-dramatic, more-subtle diversions from Biblical faith.

The expression, charismatic window, is often used to explain how once-discerning people fell for a sub-christian teaching. Because they “left open the Charismatic Window” – given how quickly false doctrines and false teachers arise in the Downgrade – no one person can discern new threats quickly enough to keep heresy at arms length unless their Charismatic Window is closed.

This phrase draws parallels to Jude 1:4, “For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” The concept of a false teacher “creeping in unnoticed” is pivotal in understanding the meaning of the term, “Charismatic Window.”


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