The Anathema Awards are given to the men and females in the religious sector of society who exalt themselves above the rest with false prophecies, false doctrines, inane acts, and general stupidity. For the most part the winners of these awards are not born from above and the few who are, are backslidden or apostate.

The winners of the second annual Anathema Awards are:


Jack van Impe

Jack wins this award tears down for a second year.  He cries at the close of every show when he asks people to pray with him to be saved.

Most preachers ask people to recite a trite prayer to be saved, but few of them cry while they do it. Impe cries every time thinking it will move people to pray with him. He places trust in his emotionalism to get people saved rather than in the HOLY SPIRIT.

Jack and most evangelists think that recitation of a trite prayer saves.   A prayer cannot save anyone.  A person is saved when he believes that YAHSHUA is the Mashiyach, the Son of YAHWEH who shed His blood to cleanse the elect of their sins and give them eternal life through the power of His bodily resurrection.  A person doesn't have to recite a formula prayer to be saved. 


Hal Lindsey, Jack van Impe, Hank Hanegraaff, Paul Crouch, Kenny Copeland & Rodney Brown

This award (Leviy-Matt. 6.1) goes to Hal Lindsey, Jack Impe, Hank Hanegraaff, Paul Crouch, Kenny Copeland and Rodney Brown for bragging about their alleged spiritual greatness (Prov. 27.2).  I doubt any of these men are born from above and if any of them are they are backslidden.

Hal Lindsey keeps telling people he is the Jeremiah of today and the Father of the Modern Day prophecy Movement through his mouthpiece Cliff Ford.  Cliff also brags about Hal's books saying they are the greatest books ever written.

Jack van Impe claims he hasn't been wrong in his prophecies or forty years even though he has yet to be right about any of them or anything else. His mouthpieces Rexella and Chuck Ohman praise him on every show.

Hankie incessantly reminds his brain-dead sycophants that he is the president of the Christian Research Institute.

Paul Crouch brags about his satellite network claiming it is one of the angels of the Apokalupsis that preach the Gospel during the Great Tribulation (Apok. 14.6-11).

Copeland claims to be an Apostle of greater standing than the Twelve.

Rod Brown also claims to be an apostle greater than the Twelve.


Tony Campolo

Tony Campolo won this award (Leviy-Matt. 6.5) for his hypocritical march in Washington where he and his sycophants prayed pious prayers in public.


Henry Lyons

Henry Lyons of the National Baptist Convention USA wins this coveted award (I Tim. 6.10; I Yochanan-John 2.16) for his infidelity and his lust of money. He had an adulterous affair and embezzled more than $100,000.  He denied the charges but finally confessed earlier this year.

Honorable mention goes to Hal Lindsey and every televangelist in the world. If these men truly want to save the world they would make disciples of faithful men (2 Tim. 2.2) from around the world and send them back to their native countries to do the same. They wouldn't make millions peddling the Gospel.


Jack van Impe & Paul Crouch

Jack won this award last year and shares it this year for his constant proclamation that he loves everyone who claims to be a "Christian" no matter what they say or do. He only loves himself and claims he loves others so he can make more money.  Crouch joins Jack for his love of everyone who claims to be saved.  He puts virtually anyone on his network.

Honorable mention goes to Billy and Frank Graham and Chuck Smith for a second year.


Jan Crouch

Jan wins the Jezebel Award (2 Kings 9.30) hands down because Tammy has not made a complete comeback yet.

Honorable mention goes to Rexella Impe.


Jack van Impe & Hal Lindsey

This award goes to Jack because he says that just about every bad thing that happens is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Hal Lindsey did not share this coveted award with Jack because he has backed off of his predictions of apocalypse.

Both men suffer from the dreaded Halunacy Syndrome. This syndrome infected Hal Lindsey in the late 1960s compelling him to write his meaningless book, "The Late Great Planet Earth." He started the modern day false prophecy movement with several major false doctrines and prophecies in that inane book and is rightfully known as the "Father of the Modern Day False Prophecy Movement." Thousands of brain-dead men and females followed him in making inane false prophecies with his most faithful disciple being Jack van Impe.


Hal Lindsey

Hal won this award (Acts 7.54) hands down for a second year because of his vile hatred of the Arab peoples who he condemns on every program.  He is one of the leading hatemongers in the world and one of the biggest anti-Shemites in the world.   The Arab peoples are descended from Shem (Gen. 10.21-31) through Abraham (Gen. 16.16).


Kenny Copeland

Kenny wins this award (2 Keph-Peter 2.1) for a second year because he continues to blend New Age beliefs with "Christianity" to create a new religion in which everyone can become a "god."  He teaches that everyone can become a "god" by exercising enough faith.  He says you can have whatever you want if you name it and claim it.  He teaches "Jesus" was born again and claims everyone can become a millionaire if they give enough money to men like him.  These are just a few of the satanic doctrines Kenny teaches.

Honorable mention goes to Benny Hinn, Rodney Brown, Ken Hagin and all charismatic/ pentecostal teachers, neo-reformationists, and everyone who is infected with the deadly Halunacy Syndrome.


Hal Lindsey

Hal wins this coveted award for prophecying a war would break out in the Middle East in 1998.  He based this prophecy on Joe Corsey who claimed Russia and the Arab nations would attack Israel in 1998.

Hal, of course, is the Father of the Modern Day False Prophecy Movement.   He was the first to prophesy the Rapture would take place in 1981, claiming YAHSHUA would return 40 years after the establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948.  He believes the false doctrine that the Rapture takes place seven years before the Second Advent leaving 1981 as the year.

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture cannot happen until the New World Order is established, a world wide peace treaty is put together and the wicked shout "Peace and safety!" (I Thes. 5.3).  The beast confirms this treaty (Dan. 9.27). When he confirms the treaty he will be revealed to believers as the beast (2 Thes. 2.3).  A war will break out between the beast and three members of a ten nation confederacy (Dan. 7. 8,20,24) which will expand into a world war (Apok. 6.3,4) followed by  famine (Apok. 6.5,6), plague (Apok. 6.7,8) and martyrdom of believers (Apok. 6.9-11).  The few believers who survive the slaughter will be raptured out of the world (I Kor. 15.51-53; I Thes. 4.16,17) prior to the breaking of the sixth seal which is the pouring out of the wrath of YAHWEH and the Lamb (Apok. 6.12-17).  Believers cannot be on Earth when the wrath of the Lamb and YAHWEH is poured out because we are not destined for wrath (I Thes. 5.9).



Paul Crouch

The founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network wins this coveted award because he has done the most to bring together people from myriad Protestant denominations and false religions such as Babylonian Talmudic Judaism, Roman Catholicism, and Mormonism. He has myriad men and females from numerous religions on his network.

Honorable mention goes to Bill McCartney who won this highly coveted award last year and to Pat Robertson, Jack van Impe, Jerry Falwell, Hal Lindsey, Hank Hanegraaff, Billy Graham, Frank Graham and Randall Terry.


Hank Hanegraaff

Hankie won this award last year for his constant whining (I Kor. 10.10; Yahudah-Jude 16) about the curse John Kilpatrick placed on him and the so-called persecution of him by the people he damns on nearly every program. Unfortunately, the curse didn't work.  He wins it a second year because he won't stop crying about the imaginary persecution of him.


Rodney Howard Brown

Rodney won this award last year for his incredible tenacity in claiming his inane behavior is inspired by the HOLY SPIRIT. His gimmick of laughing in the Spirit clinched the award for him a second year.


Jack & Rexella Impe

Jack and Rexella won this award for a second time because they have the funniest show on television. It's hard to keep from doubling over with laughter while watching them. They are the best comedy team since Laurel & Hardy.


Trinity Broadcasting Network

TBN won this award (I Kor. 14.20,23) for the second year for having the most elaborate carnival show on television.



Hank Hanegraaff

Hankie wins this coveted award (Ibriy-Heb. 5.11-6.3) again this year for squirting lukewarm, sour milk to his sycophants.

Honorable mention goes to Chuck Smith and and the Calvary Gang.

None of these clowns are qualified to do what they are doing and religious talk shows that focus on answering the questions of callers are a total waste of time and money.

Hankie followed the absurd format of Walter Martin who did far more damage than good with the "Bible Answer Man" program.  He was not qualified to teach because he taught myriad false doctrines.  He even rejected the first 11 chapters of Genesis as being literal.  He thought the universal flood was a local flood.

Chuck Smith grew weary of Hankie's nonsense and dumped him from his Calvary Satellite Network in 1997.  He decided to replace the "Bible Answer Man" program with his own program, "To Every Man An Answer," and hired Don Stewart to run the show.  Don left earlier this year so Chuck replaced him with his grandson Brad Smith.

There is no need for these inane programs. Any believer who needs to have a question answered should go to the bishops (pastors) of the local assembly he attends. If they can't give him an answer it is their duty to find the answer. Believers who are not part of a local assembly need to find one and become a useful member (I Kor. 12.12).

These moronic radio programs are keeping the people who listen to them in a state of spiritual infancy. They do not encourage listeners to find answers on their own even though they claim they do.

If Hankie, Chuckie, and everyone else who has a religious answer program truly wanted to stimulate their listeners to grow (Ibriy 10.24,25) they would tell them to search for an answer on their own. If they did that they would have no purpose for being on the radio and they couldn't beg for more money to fatten their massive bank accounts.



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