New Song Drops Names: “False Teachers” by Shai Linne

Check out Shai Linne’s new rap song Fal$e Teacher$. The beat is good, but the message is better!

Shai even drops the following names as false teachers. (Be sure to check out my follow-up post where I provide examples of false teachings from these teachers: Did Shai Linne Really Name “False” Teachers?)

  1. Joel Osteen
  2. Creflo Dollar
  3. Benny Hinn
  4. TD Jakes
  5. Joyce Meyer
  6. Paula White
  7. Fred Price
  8. Kenneth Copland
  9. Robert Tilton
  10. Eddie Long
  11. Juanita Bynum
  12. Paul Crouch

This song is off his new album Lyrical Theology, Pt. 1: Theology which releases April 9, 2013.

Get it!

Below Shai Linne talks about this song and his heart motives.

tagged as , in apologetics,Christianity,Church Issues,heresy,theology

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1 Ken Temple April 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Excellent. I enjoyed listening to this. Great use of Scripture and calling out some of the main false teachers.

spelling – Copeland

Thanks for spreading this. Greatly needed.

2 Reg Schofield April 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Nice to see a guy with both conviction and courage to name those who are indeed leading the sheep of God astray. Amen Brother , Amen.

3 David (NAS) Rogers April 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I would be interested in knowing the specifics of the “false teaching” of Joyce Meyer.

4 Chris Roberts April 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm


Starting with the issue of women preachers?

5 evidenceministries April 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

It isn’t quite my style, but I’m glad someone is naming names.

This is more my style. The lyrics start at about the 1:35 mark.

6 eajohnston April 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm

David, lok at this:

7 Religion News (@religionnews) April 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Regarding Joyce Meyer’s false teachings, see:

8 David (NAS) Rogers April 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Thanks for the links.

9 Ken Temple April 6, 2013 at 7:17 am
Hear Joyce herself teach that we are little gods and can make things happen. (healing; prosperity)
She gets upset at the more doctrinal folks who point out that this is false doctrine.

10 Randy Catoe April 6, 2013 at 8:52 am

We typically play Southern Gospel and Inspiration, I’m adding this song to our catalogue in Heavy rotation

11 Even If Ministries April 6, 2013 at 9:35 am


I wrote a post recently that is very much in line with this post:


12 noble berean April 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I love the passion–Shai Linne is one of the most intelligent and well-spoken (non-slang) rappers out there.

But seriously, someone must make a better case for the faith once delivered on why these guys are false teachers.
You can call these guys false prophets all you want, but you won’t convince many unless you lay out the facts and scriptures.

13 Ken Temple April 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

The errors of the “Name It, Claim It” prosperity “gospel” have been well documented for years:

Justin Peters, “A Call for Discernment”

Hank Hannegraaf, Christianity in Crisis” (he has an updated edition that I do not have, but I have the original one)
John McArthur, “Charismatic Chaos”
Robert Bowman, “The Word of Faith Controversy”
Dan McConnell, “A Different Gospel”

Victor Stephens has a web-site showing the False Teachers convicting themselves:

Harold Camping is another false teacher in a different area, but similar methods of taking a verse out of context and connecting to other verses that have no contextual connection in order to built their false doctrines:

14 Bryant K April 8, 2013 at 12:38 am

Keep speaking the truth bro! I am constantly preaching about false teachers, the world needs to here about them, learn about them and be very aware of them. Love your song and your heart! Blessings from Omaha!

15 Even If Ministries April 8, 2013 at 1:59 am

I forgot this one that I did some time ago – you might like it too as it also applies . . . it is a magazine cover parody I did on the Prosperity Gospel (some of which are named in this post):

16 nickvahalik April 8, 2013 at 10:52 am

I.V. HIS SON has a song on “The Justice System” which (iirc) calls out T.D. Jakes, Kenneth Copeland, and others about their false teaching. I can’t remember if the track is “Differnt Gospel” or another one.

The Call to Discernment Conference is a good one. They place proper emphasis not only on what the false teachers are and why they are false teachers but also what the true gospel is.

17 JL April 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

He missed Hillsong AKA Hell$ong

18 Disgusted April 8, 2013 at 10:00 pm

The Devil has been mad successful at causing discension and division in Christianity. The largest faith in the world, spliced into many different subsets and belief systems. This is purely a difference in doctrine that both sides feel strongly about. The difference is you don’t see the so called “healing and prosperity” teachers attacking anyone, just teaching the Word. You have folks that this young man here, who is attacking another Christian. The ultimate goal is seeking and saving the list or better staged has getting unsaved people saved. Instead the False prophet/teacher advocated spend their energy attacking and rallying people to their “side” and cause. I’m sorry but it sounds cultish. And let’s play hypothetical and say that all that these so called false teachers teach upon is prosperity and healing (which is not the truth, they teach on much more than that) what would be wrong with knowing that one doesn’t have to live in poverty and that all their needs could be met and in some cases individuals could obtain the desire of their hearts as long as it doesn’t go against the word of God? And why would you speak against teaching about healing? I don’t even understand that. This is a classic case of taking one aspect of something nd convincing the world that one aspect is what defines the whole. Who is deceiving now? Jesus isn’t returning until there is unity of the faith. Gonna be a while before that happens at this rate.

19 Mark April 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm


Is it your position that the word of faith folks have never attacked (your word) those who are not word of faith? I can think of examples of those folks telling others not to touch God’s anointed (them), that God is going kill folks to speak against them, shot them with a Holy Ghost machine gun, etc.

The problem is that prosperity preachers may feed on people who cannot afford their message. People get a false hope in “sowing their seed” with certain ministries only to come up broke with a shaken or lost faith. People who speak out against word of faith teaching aren’t against healing as far as I know. They are against false teaching about healing that promise people healing in light of their faith. Some are told that if they are sick or are not healed that they don’t have true faith and such. It is false applications of healing that people are against.

20 Corey April 9, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Only God knows the heart but we can be fruit inspectiors and these people do not speak like people of the Lord, they instead pervert the Scriptures. Thanks Shai for calling out these wolfs in sheeps clothing.

21 Jackie April 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I enjoyed hearing this and thought “What courage!” I think it’s about time someone has called them out, by name!!

22 David Peterson April 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I don’t really get how this was courageous. What are the repercussions? Praise from your Reformed audience? I agree prosperity preaching distorts the gospel, but I don’t agree on the nature of the prosperity preachers. Unambiguously motivated by greed? Sure greed is in the mix, but there’s more than that going on here. Is it possible that some (even possibly all) are self-deceived? These are folks who’ve not benefited from much theological education. They’ve been mentored by other prosperity preachers. Many found comfort themselves in prosperity preaching when they were down and out. They may sincerely believe that it’s worked for them so it must be true and must certainly work for others.

23 migugu April 11, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Seriously, I’m African. And most of the names mentioned here are people we have looked up to for The Word of Faith. Their message has brought hope and salvation to many here. I haven’t heard them contravene the gospel of salvation. Except the message exported to Africa is different from what is preached in your country, I don’t see heresy here. If you speak of fruits, I think there is good fruits from these ones, at least over here at Africa. What is God’s mind on these issues raised – prosperity and healing? Does God want us poor and sick for Christ? Africa is mostly poor and sick already!

24 Passing through April 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm

migugu, whatever condition, whatever our situation, whatever we go through, how ever bad it gets, Jesus went through it and worse. This world is so full of greed it will not allow poverty to be solved. God does not want us to be sick or poor, he wants us to be saved. This life has nothing on the what he has promised us if we believe in Christ. The “work” we do is not an indication of our “fruit”.

25 Truth April 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Wow, so much ignorance on the Truth of the Word. As if our King wanted us poor and sick! Jesus did what He did so we wouldn’t have to live poor or sick. Greed and love of money is the extreme of preaching about true prosperity (spirit, soul, body, finances) and not the norm. I would call out some of those people on the list because they should be in SOME things but certainly not all of them and certainly not as “false teachers”. Read scripture a little more carefully, unbiased, and led by the Holy Spirit and you will see the error of your ways.
And I really hope none of you are criticizing them because of healings. That would place you in the same shoes as the Pharisees and we all know how that story goes. For those who don’t judge or classify men and women of God as “word of faith” or whatever other title, but only by the fruit of their ministry….don’t worry, Jesus and the disciples had to go through te same thing…..For the rest of you, “For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power. What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness? (1 Corinthians 4:20, 21 NASB)”….be careful church!

26 Mark April 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Truth, Jesus and the Apostles did not heal everyone. Paul did not get his thorn in the flesh removed. Timothy was told to drink wine for his stomach ailment.

That said, is it your position that Jesus desires Christians be materially wealthy? On what do you base that position? And where do find that Jesus did what He did so we would not have to be poor or sick?

27 Passing through April 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Jesus did what he did so that we can be saved and the Father glorified. If we think that he did for anything else than we are headed down the wrong road.

28 Win April 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Wow someone sent me this song on Facebook. As a believer and follower of the teachings of Christ, minister and theologian, I must say that this song and young man reflects true prophets who continued to warn the people of their betrayal and sins against God. Jeremiah and Malachi preached of those who were called to preach truth, lead God’s people and keep people focused on a love of God above all things, but they allowed the people to do as they please because of position and power. I think what shocks many people is that this young man has given the names of famous people but unfortunately these are just people that we are familiar with ( they have a national stage), but it occurs in churches where people do not have a national platform. Honestly I think more harm is caused there, but overall there is harm being caused. To my brothers and sisters in other nations, it is a bit different because America is more of a materialistic country and has grown with conditioning to this materialistic type of life. But the warning is to all of us. There are preachers switch their messages based on audiences.

Prophets do not bring judgement but speak and relay to the people what God has called sin, warning of the consequences of that sin. Prophets don’t always bring “bad news”, but in this situation I do believe that God has used a vessel to send us all warning, not just those who have been identified in this song. Please read Jeremiah 23 (Warning to Shepherds misleading the flock) and Malachi 1 and 2. (Warning to the priest and prophets that they are the cause for people are going astray because they won’t speak the truth)

We often take the scripture “You will know them by their fruits” out of context. Often people who don’t want to seem judgemental or don’t want to be judged connect this scripture to the beginning of Matthew 7 which states” Judge not lest you be judged.” We are warned not to judge others in the first part of this text, but the verse that address knowing fruit is not related to our judgement of others; it is a guide that Jesus gave us to be able to identify false teachers and false prophets. The scriptures are broken up into pericope which are sections or extracts from a reading which are relevant to each other. The scripture (Matthew 7:15-20) that talks about what we call “fruit inspection” is actually a warning from Christ and a method in which His followers can identify false prophets and false teachers. I placed the whole chapter in the King James Version and the Message Bible so you can get a real understanding from what the text is really saying.

It is hard to swallow, but we are living in the last days and the Lord will use people to give us opportunities to reflect on our walks with God. It also gives us a chance to make adjustments when we see that what we are doing is really not really reflected of what Christ as taught and what God desires of our lives. Prayerfully read these passages.

King James Version

Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Mat 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Mat 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam [is] in thine own eye?

Mat 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Mat 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Mat 7:7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Mat 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Mat 7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Mat 7:10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Mat 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Mat 7:13 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Mat 7:14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Mat 7:15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Mat 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Mat 7:21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Mat 7:24 ¶ Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Mat 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Mat 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

Mat 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Mat 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

Mat 7:29 For he taught them as [one] having authority, and not as the scribes.


A Simple Guide for Behavior

7 1-5 “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging. It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’ when your own face is distorted by contempt? It’s this whole traveling road-show mentality all over again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face, and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.

6 “Don’t be flip with the sacred. Banter and silliness give no honor to God. Don’t reduce holy mysteries to slogans. In trying to be relevant, you’re only being cute and inviting sacrilege.

7-11 “Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?

12 “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.

Being and Doing

13-14 “Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.

15-20 “Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity. Chances are they are out to rip you off some way or other. Don’t be impressed with charisma; look for character. Who preachers are is the main thing, not what they say. A genuine leader will never exploit your emotions or your pocketbook. These diseased trees with their bad apples are going to be chopped down and burned.

21-23 “Knowing the correct password—saying ‘Master, Master,’ for instance—isn’t going to get you anywhere with me. What is required is serious obedience—doing what my Father wills. I can see it now—at the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, ‘Master, we preached the Message, we bashed the demons, our God-sponsored projects had everyone talking.’ And do you know what I am going to say? ‘You missed the boat. All you did was use me to make yourselves important. You don’t impress me one bit. You’re out of here.’

24-25 “These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock.

26-27 “But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”

28-29 When Jesus concluded his address, the crowd burst into applause. They had never heard teaching like this. It was apparent that he was living everything he was saying—quite a contrast to their religion teachers! This was the best teaching they had ever heard.

29 Bruce Salmon April 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Wow….Judge and Jury!!! Do you consider these twelve your brothers and sisters in Christ? Would you publicly report your family brother or sister to a newspaper reporter to expose them? False teachers….. If we live long enough every pastor/ preacher will in one way or another be involved in false teaching to some degree or another. Many, especially evangelical pastors, preach the truth in regards to salvation in Christ alone but that doesn’t mean that everything they preach is scriptural. i.e. Some things we hear are based upon traditions, preconceived ideas and teachings and yet perceived as truth. I listened to your explanation video and have to wonder why the counsel you received would appear to be so injurious and carnal. Did you converse with any of the twelve to express your concern about their teachings. I commend you for your desire to get involved and minister to people but I think we need to realize who our real enemies are as our battle is not against flesh and blood but…. Prosperity… wow, you listened to the twelve and came to a decision that all twelve were basically thieves. I don’t know you so maybe I could assume your out to get rich from your music ministry.

30 Passing through April 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Bruce…..I think you just made a judgement also. I think the battle not being against flesh and blood would mean it is spiritual (obviously) but what we do in the flesh affects that spiritual realm. The dangerous thing about prosperity teachings that is being taught by the pastors listed is that there is a shift in focus. The shift from God to us. And it unconsciously encourages the audience to believe that God is at our disposal whenever we want something. It also encourages people to believe that it is justified through the blood of Christ. This, I just cannot understand, and for that reason agree with Shai. I tell my family when we have our family devotions to always be thankful for what you have and what you do not have. I tell them whatever you think God needs to do for you has already been done on the cross and we don’t have the right to demand any more of him but to be thankful and to glorify him always no matter the situation because our faith is not in this world but in the promise of eternal life if we believe in him.

31 Charismike June 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Ironic that $hai Linne is $elling this $ong on Itunes. So this guy makes money talking about how others make money….really? You would think this would be the one free song on the album but nope.

32 Charismike June 15, 2013 at 9:02 pm

@Win  yet Shai Linne charges money for you to listen to his message. Go to the song free?  Why isn’t it? What was the point of his message then?

33 Mark Lamprecht June 15, 2013 at 10:47 pm

@Charismike Was Shai Linne’s objection that these false teachers are making money? Is Shai Linne a false teacher because he sells his music? If so, how?

34 Anonymus June 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm


35 Charismike July 18, 2013 at 11:23 am

Mark Lamprecht  Is that not what he insinuates? (eye of a needle, dollar signs etc.)

36 nomad629 October 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Simply sharing my perspective, nothing more/less. Take it with a grain of salt as I’m almost certain that you are all much more brilliant and a whole lot more informed and closer to God than I am. Anywhoo…I have a likemind of Mahatma Ghandi who basically said,  “I like Christ, I don’t like Christians, who act very much unlike Christ” (Paraphrased)
You see, everyone claims to know everything about the scripture, but let’s be honest, we know very little. I mean, there is so much in scripture that occurs that is outside of our feeble mental boxes and of course many “theologians” can explain it away, but I just see things differently. I mean, Ezekiel laid butt naked on his side for what, 390+ 40 days. He ate food heated with cow dung. (Unclean according to Hebrew law). Hosea married an adulteress by God’s command. Jesus came via the line of an affair which happened to involve murder. The list goes on. The point is, that we see through a glass that is unclear and instead of attacking and beating and berating each other like corrupt politicians, how bout we demonstrate the love of Christ? All this judgement and scandal is only reinforcing people to mock and laugh at the church. 
Proper correction has it’s protocol. That is all.

37 Ben B. October 27, 2014 at 12:07 am

Love it, Shai! You hit the nail on the head with this song. Bam!!

38 grace December 22, 2016 at 12:02 am

Joseph prince …the most dangerous !!!


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