Kim Clement – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Deborah (Discerning the World)

Deborah Ellish is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

30 Responses

  1. Kay says:

    Thanks for putting a lot of work into these articles. Appreciate that you use the Bible as your authority. Keep up the good work.

    I am so sad that much of this rubbish comes from my home country. Sad part is that many Christians overseas will think if it comes from America it must be right. Everyone has to check these things out with God’s Word. I don’t care where it comes from we all need to compare it with the Word of God.

    And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.-Philippians 1:9-10

  2. Kate Akele says:

    As we say here in Nigeria, na wah! Seems to me the sheeple love to have it so! Hosea 4:6 at play here big time!

  3. Betty Harmon says:

    I never have agreed with Paul Crouch to have someone like Km Clement on the air. Surely Paul is not that desperate! There is something evil about Kim’s program and I cannot explain it. I saw him on TBN where there were several guests and he acted like a space alien. You could see that he behaved very differently than everyone else. It was almost as if he was extremely uncomfortable just setting there. I just have never felt good about him.

  4. Betty Harmon says:

    Lets just word it like this. BAD news

  5. Redeemed says:

    Betty, Paul & Jaqn Crouch embraces all kinds of false teachers, Clement being only one of them. The list is endless and TBN is absolutely corrupt to the core. If you put any stock in it, start to evaluate what their programming. Some of it may sound good on the surface, but it is laden with leaven and error. They try to make themselves look good by associating with Franklin Graham, but if you look deeper you will see the problems with that as well.

    On the TBN schedule you will find a Roman Catholic priest, Dominionists, ecumenists, Prosperity teachers, etc.

  6. Nathan says:

    The Bible says that Jesus was the only human that did not sin; that means that there were many legit prophets in the Old Testament that sinned. Just as a Christian can be “false” it does not neglect that they are truly part of God’s flock. So being wrong in a perdiction does not make you false prophet. A true prophet is one who points to Jesus. Kim points to Jesus. Now, he may not always predict everything accurately. But if you have to have all the right teaching to be “true” then every human, other than Jesus, is “false.” And we are all damned.

    So the author of this site: you don’t seem to understand grace or the cross, or the New Testament for that matter. Faith in Jesus is what makes you “right” and “true” not your actions or words. So he can say everything “false” except for Jesus and he is “true.” And if there are pastors and teachers today, then yes there are apostles and prophets too. Notice the Bible says: there will be false prophets. Why put a label of false if every one that claims to be a prophet is false? It would say “prophets will arise” not “false prophets..”

    Oh, God in his greatness has not “judged” anyone yet; perhaps its too early for you to do so as well?

    So I think your words are false; I can’t say whether or not your right with the Lord through the blood of Jesus….

  7. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:


    Technically sinning and prophesying falsely are 2 different things Nathan. ALL legit prophets in the bible NEVER prophesied falsely. False prophets prophecy falsely because of sin in their lives. They are not genuine Christians because of sin, therefore they lie (prophecy falsely). So technically, yes it’s sinning, but because of a bigger problem.

    Read this to understand the office of prophet in bible times and today:

  8. Troy says:

    With all due respect to everyone, I was reading the comments on the Kim Clement article that links to this one.

    Several of you made accusations that the gift of prophecy has ceased OH but I beg to differ.

    If you truly believe that then please, PLEASE give me a reason to dis believe this scripture

    Act 2:17 (KJV) And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
    Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
    Act 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
    Act 2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

    This is spoken by Peter quoting Joel on the day of Pentecost.

    Now why would the gift of prophecy cease when Christ came…yet God said, in the last days BEFORE the coming of the Lord? (talking about the 2nd coming here notice the mention of wonders in the heavens and on earth blood fire and all that)

    2 Peter 3:8 ‘But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.’

  9. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:


    Acts 2 is part of Joel 2 – please read this article to clarify fully. Your Sons and Your Daughters Will Prophesy, But Not Yet…


  10. Martin Horan says:

    It’s interesting how many people are passionate for signs and wonders and miracles.
    I admit that I am too. I pick up the Bible and when I read it I am reading the Word of God Himself. Imagine that! Now that’s a real and irrefutable miracle.
    And it is FULL of prophecies, many of which have passed already, so I know the rest in this wonderful Book will come to pass. These prophecies authenticate God’s sovereignty, they equip humanity for the days in which we have lived, live now and will live in the future and they help to spare lives and save souls.
    It’s full of real signs and real wonders and that itself is a real miracle.
    This book–THE Book–reveals to me God Himself and His Son and His Holy Spirit and how I can relate to them and they relate to me. Talk about miracle!
    It is astonishing that I have this book in my home and can read it whenever I want. Actually, that’s another miracle.
    ALL of this Book is given by inspiration of God for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness so that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished in good works [2 Timothy 3:16:17].
    It tells me how to spot religious quacks, spiritual charlatans, false prophets, and the devil’s servants masquerading as angels of light.
    It also tells me that the prophets were until John [Luke 16:16]. And Revelation 22:18 and 19 are also worth checking out regarding the warnings on false prophets adding to or taking from its prophecies.
    The list goes on and on and on of all the wonderful promises and gifts in it–The Book–for me and anyone else who believes them and appropriates them.
    So, when some guy comes along telling me of the signs and wonders he’s experienced I go back to The Book and remember I Thessalonians 5:21 and I John 4:1 and I heed those two Scriptures. They remind me put such a guy–or gal–to the test. And when I do and see that what they say does not tie up with The Book, there is no contest. The Book is right and they are wrong. They are like a man stumbling about in the pitch darkness.
    What surprises me is that I meet people who call themselves Christians who do not do as those two above Scriptures command. They listen to men and women whose words blatantly contradict The Book. Some of them even get quite angry when the unscriptural things these charlatans say and preach are pointed out to them.
    Sadly, put the words of those false prophets and masqueraders as angels of light above God’s Word which–as the Psalmist tells us–God magnifies above His Own Name. That means they are making these people their gods. I sometimes wonder if they realize that they are doing so and therefore making themselves idolators.
    They are trusting in man when The Book tells us not to [Psalm 146:3].
    The Lord Jesus Christ Himself says that an evil and an adulterous generation LOOKS FOR a sign, though signs sometimes FOLLOW. We are not to seek them but to walk by faith and not sight.
    It is a tragedy that the followers of these mere men believe their signs, wonders and prophecies–the products of fallible imaginations–when they can have the real thing. That’s the Bible–which contains the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth.

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  12. Jeanne says:

    I was recently introduced to Kim’s ministry by a friend of mine who sent me a link to one of his videos, and I have been watching his broadcasts online for about a month now. I admit I am saddened to read this article, because I have enjoyed listening to Kim, and there is a lot of what he says that I agree with; especially his support for Israel.

    It is true that a lot of people have been wounded by a legalistic and unloving church, and Kim seems a refreshing change from all that on the surface. I believe non-Christians should be accepted and loved as they are by the church, and then let the Holy Spirit deal with their sin instead of us insisting they conform to our ways BEFORE we let them in. The body of Christ is too divided by denominational differences instead of being unified as the Lord would have us be.

    The subtle lies are mixed in with a lot of sound biblical truth. For instance, the first and last paragraphs of Kim’s beliefs on salvation read as follows:

    “I believe the only way for a person to be saved is through the name of Jesus and by confession that He is Lord. The only way to the Father is by accepting the sacrifice that His Son made by shedding his blood.”

    “His sacrifice was to restore Divine communion between man and God.”

    The full paragraph cited above on Kim’s view of the Second Coming reads:

    “Focusing on the rapture has caused many to lose their burden for the lost. This escapism mentality has caused lethargy in the church because they are waiting to be caught away from the claws of the Anti-Christ. However, if Jesus is Lord and taught us to seek “first” the Kingdom of God, then why should we focus our attention on the removal of the righteous who carry the Kingdom within them? (Luke 17:21) Many Bible prophecy teachers prefer to incite fear and anxiety in the people by focusing the attention on the evil present in this world, and hardly ever focusing their attention on the present greatness of God.

    I do believe that we will meet Him in the air, but I am more excited about winning a generation to God, and then meeting Him in the air with them.” (This part I agree with wholeheartedly.)

    While a lot of what he says may not be worded in a way I would expect, I guess perhaps I have been guilty of twisting his words in my mind to line up with my beliefs, because I wanted to be able to believe him. Although I do admit that there have been a few things I’ve heard from him that I immediately rejected as unbiblical, and yes, even New Age-y. (He’s made references to the Butterfly Effect and the Law of Attraction, both of which I know are New Age ideas.)

    I do not label myself as a sinner; I am a saint (one who has had my sins washed clean in the blood of Christ Jesus) who still sins. In the words of Paul, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, and as has been said many times, the trouble with a living sacrifice is that it keeps crawling off the altar, which has certainly been true in my case.

    I also believe that God has a plan and a purpose and a will (treasure) for every person, but the only way we can unlock that treasure (fulfil God’s will in our lives and realise our purpose) is to admit that we are sinners and accept the sacrifice of Christ Jesus to cleanse us from our sin and to submit our will to His.

    God DOES accomplish His will through His people, and though His ultimate plan will not be thwarted, His will is not always accomplished. It was by God’s will that Jesus came to die on the cross for our sins, but I’m certain that it was NOT His will for that sacrifice to be necessary in the first place. He knew Adam and Eve were going to sin before He even began creating the universe, but it was not His will that they should do so. God also knew Lucifer would grow proud and rebellious before He created him, but I don’t believe for a minute that it was His will that Lucifer should rebel. God could have created a world full of puppets, but He didn’t because He wanted fellowship with beings who would love Him of THEIR OWN free will. Having the freedom to love God also means we have the freedom NOT to.

    I am not content with my present circumstances spiritually, as I want more of God’s presence in my life, and I want to have a closer, more intimate relationship with Him. Paul said we were to covet the gifts of the spirit,
    (1Co 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
    1Co 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.) so what’s wrong with that?

    I guess the bottom line comes down to the question of whether Kim Clement is truly an evil person who is out to deliberately deceive people, or if he is simply misguided. Is he even truly a Christian? I think only God can answer that…

  13. Ruth says:

    I agree with your desire to discern the truth; however I feel it needs to be done in a way that comes across as done in love rather than condemnation and does not look like christians coming against christians to the non-christians who just see it as typical religious people in-fighting. I feel that at the end of the day we need to remember God is the judge of us all. Let us remember that God sees the heart and if Kim Clements truly loves God and his heart is right. I am sure that many people may come to love and know God through his ministry, whether you believe it completely right all not, with regard to his prophesy. We also need to focus on that positive and pray for and encourage Kim Clements in the right directions rather than just beating him down totally. Maybe his prophesying isn’t right – but I am sure that with God all things are possible. Lets pray that God leads him and leads us also into his light. I had singing tapes I used to play over and over again at 16 of his, that got me through a very hard time and to focus on God. So there is positives there as well. Lets praise God for the good that he can do through people also. Yes, God can work through whoever He wants, however He wants. Maybe Kim’s prophesying is a lot of ‘Kim’ and he needs to pray and think about this. If so, if he realizes, repents and seeks God’s face God will restore him. Kim may not be doing anything wrong intentionally, he may really have a heart after God and may be doing much to promote His kingdom. God only knows for sure and we all have to our death to come to repentance before we stand before our judge and maker. May we all be found to have been pleasing to Him. May God’s will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven until then.

  14. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:


    >> I agree with your desire to discern the truth; however I feel it needs to be done in a way that comes across as done in love rather than condemnation and does not look like christians coming against christians to the non-christians who just see it as typical religious people in-fighting

    The truth is spoken here in love. You feel that we are speaking it in hared, but it is not so. You feel this way because you disagree with what is being said. The Bible tells the truth, and the bible was constant in calling out false teachers who spoke another doctrine. This article is to WARN those who care to know the TRUTH, and steer clear from Kim Clement.

    >> Let us remember that God sees the heart and if Kim Clements truly loves God and his heart is right.

    If Kim’s words speak AGAINST the God of the bible then Kim’s heart is not in the right place, Kim’s heart is wicked and the article explain that fully and comprehensively.

    >> whether you believe it completely right all not, with regard to his prophesy.

    Ohh but what does the bible say Ruth about a False Prophet that speaks false teaching? Are you willing to ignore what God says?

    Deuteronomy 18:22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

    Ezek 12:25 “For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord GOD.”‘

    >> We also need to focus on that positive and pray for and encourage Kim Clements in the right directions rather than just beating him down totally

    Kim Clement needs to know and understand like the adult that he is that he is FOLLOWING and PREACHING a false gospel that is going to land himself up in hell, and he is teaching this false teaching to followers like yours (who don’t want to obey God’s commandments) and you are going to go to hell as well. When you stand before God, you will not be able to tell God, ‘hold on, lets think positively for a second, Kim and I are innocent because no one told us the truth.” But you were told the truth Ruth and you ignored it.

    >> I had singing tapes I used to play over and over again at 16 of his, that got me through a very hard time and to focus on God.

    Kim Clements singing tapes got you through the day? Why did Jesus Christ not get you through the day?

    >> Lets praise God for the good that he can do through people also.

    Kim does no good. He is leading people to a false Christ and you are following him.

    >> Maybe Kim’s prophesying is a lot of ‘Kim’ and he needs to pray and think about this.

    Maybe you need to read your bible and understand what God thinks of people who tell lies. When someone says they ‘speak on behalf of you’ but you never said those things, are they not lying? Now imagine saying that about God!! Do you have no respect for who God is?

    >> Kim may not be doing anything wrong intentionally, he may really have a heart after God and may be doing much to promote His kingdom.

    Will you be able to say that to God one day when you stand before Him? Is that the excuse everyone can use? “I didn’t know what I was doing”? Don’t be so fooled Ruth, of course he knows what he if following and deep down you know too.

  15. Belfry says:

    The signs of a false profit (OOPS, I mean prophet):

    Puts on a great show!………………CHECK
    History of wrong prophecy…………..CHECK
    Send me money……………………..CHECK

    If it looks like a false prophet, acts like a false prophet, talks like a false prophet…

  16. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:


    Preaches false doctrine…………CHECK


  17. Debra says:

    The most G-Dly and incredible human being I have ever met. The miracles that have happened in my personal life on a gigantic scale in the past year of partnering with kim have been remarkable !!!! seems like so much is written here to attempt to prove he’s a “false prophet” I cant possibly read all nor do I need to. I personally have experienced supernatural intervention and blessings on a gigantic scale. I wish there were more people like kim who are courageous enough to truly stand against. EVIL

  18. Debra,

    The most wonderful miracle to occur in anybody’s life is the new birth. Are you saved? Most people are so taken up with miracles, signs and wonders these days that they forget to be saved. Performing miracles means absolutely nothing. (Matthew 7:21-23). Satan himself is going to perform many miracle through the Antichrist.

    2Th 2:7-10
    (7) For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
    (8) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
    (9) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
    (10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

    All those gigantic miracles you’ve experienced in your life and your partnering with Kim Clement won’t won’t help you one single bit to get to heaven if your’e not saved.

    Would you mind telling us how you were saved? (1 Peter 3:15).

  19. R.A D. says:



  20. Deborah (Discerning the World) says:

    Dear R.A.D


    Why are you confused? Jesus gives us a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7) Kim Clement appears to have confused you with his tornado of false teaching – 2 million people all walking down the WIDE path that leads to destruction, for NARROW is the road that leads to heaven. (Matthew 7:13)

    Predicting the future is called divination, Kim Clement practices witchcraft and he is an abomination to God. “anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 18:10b-12a)

  21. Jan says:

    Welp, end of the story, as he has passed away today. Was he removed? He was only 60.

  22. lu says:

    The bible warns us not to judge…

    Even in the bible, not all prophecies came true. Jonah was told to tell Nineveh that God would destroy it, but prayer and fasting caused the Lord to change His mind.

  23. lu

    Where in the Bible are we told not to judge? In fact the Bible commands us to judge righteously.

    But the spiritual man [the spiritually mature Christian] judges all things [questions, examines and applies what the Holy Spirit reveals], yet is himself judged by no one [the unbeliever cannot judge and understand the believer’s spiritual nature].. (1 Cor 2:15).

    I suggest that you take off the spectacles that are blinding you to the truth, and read the Bible correctly.

    So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days’ journey. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. (Jon 3:3-6)

    God set them an ultimatum, that he would destroy Nineveh, unless they repented of their evil ways. As you may know, Jonah’s stay in the belly of a fish for three days and three nights was a sign that Christ would be crucified and buried for three days and three nights, after which He would be raised from the dead unto the salvation of everyone who believed. (Matthew 16:4). It proves that Christ’s death and resurrection covered the sins of Nineveh, if they repented. And, as you may know, that was exactly what they had done, and were accordingly pardoned and saved. This applies to every single person who repents or refuses to repent. Those who repent are pardoned and will go to heaven; and those who refuse will spend an eternity in hell. Neither God nor Jonah prophesied that Nineveh would be destroyed within forty days, and neither is the eternal salvation of those who repent, and the eternal damnation of those who don’t, a prophecy. It is a DECREE of God, in the form of an ultimatum.

    Your suggestion the Jonah event was a prophecy that did not come true, makes God a liar and a cheat.

  24. D. Williams says:

    Jesus Said: Let the Wheat and Tares grow together and in His Harvest, He will do the separating.
    Let us not get caught up with who’s False and Whos True. Let us stay focused on Jesus Christ
    He knows the True Heart of Man……..He will Judge us All. Just make sure your life is in Line with the Word of God, so when He calls you home, you will be ready, and it really doesn’t matter what anyone says or think, because in the end, it only You and God.
    I’M Praying For Everyone to Finish Strong.

  25. Dear D Williams

    Are you a tare?

    Tell me…if you get all huffy and can’t handle it when men separate good from evil as the bible tells us too, what will you do when you stand before God and He separates you as an evil tare from the good wheat.

  26. Dick says:

    I see Kim’s prophetic words coming to pass on a regular basis. I believe Kim Clement is a true prophet of God. There are end time prophecies presently being fulfilled that were given hundreds of years ago by Isaiah, Jeremiah, Etc.; are we to brand these men of God false prophets because their words were not immediately fulfilled. How about we start worshiping the true God of the Word rather than the one we have created in our own minds. I believe you are a FALSE PROPHETIC voice!!!

  27. How can you say we are a “FALSE PROPHETIC VOICE” when we have never predicted a single thing or prophesized a single event which we believe is going to happen in the future, except for the things that are already prophesied in the Bible? Kim Clement, on the other hand, prophesied many things that never came to pass which, of course, makes him a false prophet according to the standard the Word of God sets for a prophet.

    If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee. (Deuteronomy 13:1-5).

    And yet, Clement said, “You can be a wrong prophet and not be a false prophet” (Trinity Broadcasting Network, “The prophetic ministry of Kim Clement,” Aug, 13, 2002).

    If you really love the Lord you will immediately stop listening to and following Kim Clement, for he not only lied in his prophecies but also preached another gospel.

  28. I quoted Clement as saying on TBN that “You can be a wrong prophet and not be a false prophet.” If, as Clement claimed, his prophecies were inspired by God, his statement suggests that God can be wrong which places Him squarely in Satan’s domain of lies. Simple arithmetic says “wrong=false=lies=Satan” (John 8:44). That’s pure blasphemy. I strongly doubt whether Clement is in heaven. How can anyone in his right mind follow the teachings and prophecies of someone who said that God is wrong and, therefore, a liar, and is now probably in hell? There sure are some strange people on this planet. Phew!

  29. Robbie says:


    In case you missed this prophecy from Kim – “As I stand at this cross, there is one that I have chosen who has kneeled at this cross many, many times. I speak of the one who calls himself after St. Francis of Assisi. The Spirit of the Lord spoke for him to come and stand at the head, but this man is not like any other, says the Lord. This man has been appointed to join the hearts of Protestant faith – Catholic – those who are Spirit-filled”…”My eye, says the Lord, is upon planet Earth, to pour out of My Spirit. And I have chosen Pope Francis (IN A GOOD WAY) as one of the voices that will speak,

    If you agree with this you should really stop listening to every Tom and Harry… :nope:

  30. Romeo says:

    Clement seems like a False Prophet of the Antichrist spirit :nope:

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