You probably know by now that the once semi-sound, semi-Reformed graduate of Master’s Seminary has completely abandoned the faith to embrace a false gospel, surround himself with false teachers, and proclaim a false Jesus. There should be absolutely no doubt in any Bible-believing Christian’s mind at this point that Francis Chan himself is, in fact, a false teacher.
That being said, it’s still fascinating to watch the progression that Chan is taking as he buries himself deeper and deeper into spiritual poison.
Chan, who made our False Teacher of the Day #22, has embedded himself with Roman Catholics, charismatics, and has embraced such spiritual folly as tongues, prophecies, and even faith healings. At one ecumenical event with Roman Catholics, Chan removed his shoes on stage while several Catholic priests pray over him. At the same event, Chan declined to share the gospel with a Catholic, stating “I don’t believe the Holy Spirit wants me to.” Chan also has embraced the Roman Catholic heresy of transubstantiation.
Francis Chan’s recent alignment with the charismatic movement also has him, according to his own testimony, speaking in tongues and healing people by touching them.
Now, since Chan has recently become so aligned with IHOPKC’s Mike Bickle, he apparently views Bickle as a sort of deity. In the video below, he compares false Apostle, Mike Bickle, to Jesus, and says that betraying him is just like Peter betraying Jesus–so he refuses to do it.