Retha McPherson’s Message from Another God – (Part 1)

Retha and Aldo McPherson - A Message From God

Retha McPherson’s Message from Another God

There is a whole lot I want to write about Retha  McPherson and Aldo McPherson, their story is so strange I don’t quite know where to start.  I suppose the beginning will be the best place.  In order to unravel the mystery behind Aldo and his mother I’ve had to analyse their book, A message from God – a 12 year old boy’s experience in heaven from the first page to the last page and then write down my findings in an order that makes the most sense.

But first, lets take a look at this Youtube video, where Retha McPherson is interviewed by Sid Roth, who has a program called “It’s Supernatural”, and believes in absolutely everything without testing it to scripture.



In New Age teaching the false holy spirit becomes the predominant player, he replaces Jesus Christ. The false holy spirit operates through your Third Eye that has been opened through unbiblical practices; he connects you to ‘god’, he gives you revelations, visions and dreams.  Retha states on page 1 that the “Holy Spirit”  is her best friend, instead of mentioning Jesus Christ as being her best friend.

Retha McPherson admits that she was a carnal Christian before the accident that left her son Aldo brain damaged.  In other words she professed to be a Christian but was no Christian at all.

I was a churchgoer and a member of a renewal congregation, but we were spiritually dead. There was a void in me and a I didn’t know how to fill it.”  pg 11

Again on pg 27 she states of herself and her husband,

I don’t mean to discredit  my husband when I say this, but both he and I were spiritually dead and until that point we’d never had such experiences in the Holy Spirit” pg 27

As an unsaved ‘professing’ Christian who has been conned by Satan into following a false Christianity it is easy to see how they would fall for the experiences the false holy spirit gave them.

We do not know all the kinds of New Age teachings Retha was getting involved in before the accident, mostly she does not mention all of it, but one thing is for sure, she was sure into something occult orientated because what happened to her the night of the car accident did not come from the God the bible.

There is a terrible doctrine doing it’s rounds and it’s gaining momentum that states that you need to symbolically sacrifice your life, your kids your family, whatever, to Jesus Christ in order to get saved or in order for Jesus Christ to accept you fully. You find yourself constantly ‘sacrificing’ yourself to God for your salvation never attaining any peace.

Retha McPherson said, “I had to live through a terrible tragedy and huge suffering, before I was finally willing to sacrifice everything, including my son to God.” pg 5

and again Retha thinks that we lay our lives down as a living sacrifice to Jesus, she says.

Jesus is coming for a spotless Bride: those who will lay down their lives as a living sacrifice to Him.” pg 6

This is totally unbiblical, nowhere in the bible are you to ‘sacrifice yourself or our children to Jesus Christ in order to get saved.  Jesus Christ is our sacrifice, He laid down His life for us, His blood washes away our sins.

The Holy Spirit does not purify with fire but with water, the Kundilini false holy spirit purifies with fire, she says,

I tried to quench my thirst with all sorts of things like perfectionism, fame, wealth and achievement, But, now that the fire of the Holy Spirit has purified me from inside out…” pg 6  She quotes 1 Cor. 3:13 and says that this verse “teaches us that the works of each person will be tested by fired and the fire will be reveal the character and worth of the work each one has done.” pg 7

Actually no, this verse means this:  “Every man’s work shall be made manifest.” This is at the judgment seat of Christ, the BEMA seat.  Believers will stand before Jesus Christ.  “For the day [that is, the day of Christ] shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire” – Jesus Christ is going to judge everything by His standards, not ours, so there will be purging, a testing fire of divine approval, discernment, and righteousness.  “And the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.”  Jesus Christ will try and test you works of what SORT, not how much, but what sort.  There may be much that amounts to very little, but “of what sort it is.” that is what counts.  Our hearts are made manifest before God.

Retha McPherson then says, “when you are baptised in the Holy Spirit, and receive ‘it’s fire, you’ll experience the fullness of God” pg 7.

Again this is not true and a misinterpretation of scripture.

Matthew 3:11 v 12  “Indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

John says that Jesus will baptise you with the Holy Spirit (for believers) and fire (for non believers) NOT the Holy Spirit AND fire or the Holy Spirit IS fire.  John carries on saying that Jesus will gather His wheat into the barn BUT burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.  Fire is judgement, Jesus Christ saves those who accept Him and judges those who don’t.

God speaks to Retha McPherson.

Even though Retha admits she and her family are spiritually dead, she tell us that God speaks to her.  She says,

while sitting on a beach on day, God spoke to me and said, Retha, the Lion of Judah lives within you.” pg 11.

1) Well now, this is impossible if you are spiritually dead, 2) Jesus does not live inside us if you are not born again; this is a New Age concept of the ‘Christ within’ 3) The Holy Spirit should be living in her if she was saved but she was not saved by her own admissions.  So this ‘god’ is telling her that the Cosmic Christ abides in her.

Then God speaks to her again, and says, “Retha, I want your life,” pg 12.  Retha answers, “Lord my heart has been yours for years now, What do you mean?” God replies, “I don’t want your heart.  You’ve given it to many men before.  I want your entire life; your being; your very essence.”  pg. 12

Wow, let’s just stop right there.  What kind of satanic nonsense is this?   “You’ve given your heart to many men before so I don’t want it, I want your life?’  What this god is saying is that he is not interested in her ‘heart’, he want’s her ‘soul’.   What does the bible say about the human heart?)

Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Matthew 15:16-20  And he said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

What is in a mans heart is what defines him, if you have Jesus Christ in your heart, then you are saved, if you do not have Jesus Christ in you heart/life then your heart is wicked and unrepentant.

Aldo as a child before the accident

Retha McPherson is not sure if Aldo was saved before the accident, she says,

He was just an everyday teenager. Did he server God? Well he attended a youth chuch regularily and had been on a youth camp right before the accident happened.  In fact, when he’d returned from the camp, he confirmed that he had accepted Christ as he personal Savior.”  pg 12

Retha then tells us that when Aldo was 4 years old,

God gave us a prophetic promise through a black man, Louis Maphungu, that we would have another baby and that it would be a boy“.  pg 13

I just have to interject here but I find it amazing that people can fall for such silly con-artistry as there is always a 50% chance the prophecy would come true.  Just by believing in silly divination such as this you have opened a door for Satan in your life.  Anyhow Retha gives us the answer as to whether Aldo was saved or not, on pg 79.

Aldo says, “Jesus wrote the Word on my heart when I was in heaven with Him. I was dead, but God came and blew His Holy Spirit into me, and I was alive!“.

So before he was in the car accident he was not saved as he did not have the ‘holy spirit’ in him, when he was unconscious and on his trip to heaven, that is when he supposedly receive the ‘holy spirit’.  It is interesting to note that the idea of God blowing the Holy Spirit into someone is an occult idea and stems back to the garden of Eden when Gnostics believed that God blew His Holy Spirit into Adam, thereby making him a ‘God’.

God breathed the Holy Spirit into Adam

Retha McPherson says that.  “The moment you are reborn, God blows the Spirit of faith into your nose, just like He blew physical life into the body of man when He first created Him. It’s Ruah (literally breath of God) that gives life” [Emphasis added] pg 149-150.

I mentioned above that this is Gnostic teaching that God blew the Holy Spirit in Adam thereby creating a man that was on par with god.  Notice Retha says,

“…..first created Him.” ‘Him’ with a capitol letter, denoting that Adam was Divine.

I had no idea and neither is it mentioned in the Bible that Adam was a God.  This is occult teaching.

Genesis 2:7   And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

So, what is the breath of God? It is the Spirit of God, given to man to bring him to life both physically and spiritually.  The ‘breath of life’ is not the Holy Spirit.  God breathed into man His own Spirit. This means that God has connected Himself to man in the most intimate way possible. Man is related to God and has the same breath as God, the breath of life.  Since God has breathed His Spirit into each one of us when we are born (not born again), we should long for Him with every breath to be born again (Psalm 42:1). For as Jesus, our Lord and our Savior, has promised: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matthew 5:6).

Further, the breath of God is the life of God. And the life of God is life that lives on and on, the power to live eternally. God’s breath is not temporal; the breath of God lives forever. As such, we, the recipients of the breath of life, will live eternally. The only question is where will we live? Heaven or Hell.

The car accident of Retha Retha McPherson and Aldo McPherson

Now we do not wish ill on anyone, and it was a tragedy that befell the McPherson family.  However for the sake of the Christian world out there we need to analyse what happened   After the car accident Retha and her husband found their son Josh crying and they were relieved, but they could not find Aldo, it was dark and they searched and searched and search, frantically.

Retha McPherson says, “The Spirit of God led me to the other side of the highway.” pg 19 where she stumbled over Aldo’s body.

A vehicle was making its way towards her and she stood up,

I realized that my whole body was strangely shaking; convulsing.  Then a warmth enveloped me and a supernatural peace that I couldn’t explain filled me, amidst all the fear, pain and anxiety.” pg 20

What happened to Retha in that moment when she stood up, is that all the trauma from the accident activated the Kundilini spirit at the base of her spine.  She started to strangely shake and convulse, as the serpent moved up her spine she felt heat and was engulfed in warmth and she felt blissfully at peace.  How do we know this was Kundalini, carry on reading to find out.

What was Retha really practicing and reading before the accident for a strange ‘god’ to speak to her audibly like that (without her being saved) asking her for life?  One can only imagine what she was delving into; New Age materials, possibly even Yoga.

A black man got out his car by Aldo’s body and started shouting,

“In the name of Jesus Christ, this boy will live! He will not die,  This boy will live and he will not die! He just kept shouting on this affirmation“. pg 21

Retha McPherson was confused and asked,

Where are you, Lord”  His answer? “Look at that man. Right now, he is my hands and my feet.” pg 22

So the black man is God?  Is this biblical?

1 John 4:1-3   1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Retha I am sorry but by biblical standards you deny that Jesus Christ is the son of God.  Jesus Christ is the ONLY God to come as Flesh, to say that God had entered this black man and was now operating through his flesh is unbiblical.

Retha McPherson’s Supersition

Aldo was in the hospital,

Retha says “But when I left the hospital that Friday night, I was afraid to go home; afraid that Aldo would die.  Job 3:25  warns us that whatever you fear, will happen to you.  I know from personal experience this is true.” Is this true?   Retha then quotes 2 Cor. 10:5 and says, “I have since had to confess and bind all these fears and thoughts in the name of Jesus“. pg 25


Job 3:25  For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

This has nothing to do with superstition.  Job was being tested by Satan, and Satan used the things he feared most against him to try and turn him against God this was a once off situation that happened to Job, pre New Testament.  Jesus Christ has died on the cross for the whole world, and has taken the keys of life and death from Satan.


2 Corinthians 10:1-9   1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: 2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s. 8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: 9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

This has nothing to do with fear and binding fear. This is Word of Faith doctrine and misinterpretation of scripture.   The genuine explanation of this scripture is as follows: We do not behave in a fleshly way, but our weapons, which are those given us by the Holy Spirit, are “mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”  This verse speaks about the minister, he is not sent to preach wishy washy eloquent tickle your ears sermons, but to give people the Word of God, the Truth and nothing but the Truth, and the effect this Truth has on the conscience of the people brings their very thoughts into captivity to the obedience of Jesus Christ.  When the minister speaks, all human reasoning should come to an end because God speaks, the people should be in readiness to repent and that there may be absolute subjection to His will.

Mantra / Word repetition

It’s becoming more clear that Retha McPherson was definitely involved in some kind of New Age teaching that involved Mantras.

mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of “creating transformation” (cf. spiritual transformation). Its use and type varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra.    Mantras (DevanāgarÄ« à¤®à¤¨à¥à¤¤à¥à¤°) originated in the Vedic tradition of India, becoming an essential part of the Hindu tradition and a customary practice within Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism.   —>

At the hospital Retha speaks to Aldo and tells him that she can see that he is dying, she says,

“I tell him that I’m letting him go so that he can go to Jesus…” pg 25  Aldo replies and says, “Mommy don’t say it. Speak life over me, Speak life“. pg 25

Retha says “I remembered how we would say goodbye every morning when we went to school.  With his backpack over his shoulder, I’d ask him what the password was, and he’d say, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. Love you. We would repeat this ritual when he came home again in the afternoon….” pg 25-26  “In my dream I then said, “You will live, and you’ll have life to the full,” “I kept on repeating it until it became a refrain.” pg 26

What does the bible say about rituals and repeating words?

Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

But it get’s worse…Retha says that the verse John 10:10 comes to her,

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” she says, “I didn’t realize it at the time, but I wasn’t merely uttering words, I was speaking life into his spirit”. pg 26

Ghasp!!  You were what Retha?  Does your incantation have the power to bring someone back to life? But hang on you quote John 10:10 where the ‘life‘ that is mentioned in that verse is spiritual life.  Who gives us life?

John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

According to Retha McPherson , Aldo is getting life into his spirit, by way of her.

Retha says that, “I declared that he would have life abundance. Tinus agrees that we would only speak life from then on. God tells us in Prov. 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”  pg 28

Proverbs 18:20-21  20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Oh no, Retha the real meaning of this verse is this; Sinful words will lead to death, righteous words bring life.  Words seldom fall idly to the ground. The Christians should be encouraged to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ as he steadily moves his way through life. He may be assured that “with the increase of his lips shall he be filled” But if their words are evil, the harvest is just as certain; and it is well known that weeds flourish where nothing fruitful cannot grow. The man of unholy lips will find abundant result from his gossip and will as surely as the righteous man “eat the fruit thereof”.

Contemplative Prayer to enter God’s Presence

Often we give up too quickly in prayer. Instead we should perservere in prayer until we enter into His presence so that we may receive a Rhema-word (a living word) that will change our lives'” pg 73  and,

We can only live a victorious life, if we remain in His presence every minute of the day.  The only way we can be constantly aware of His Holy presence, is to pray continuously.” pg 82

Throughout the book Retha McPherson constantly speaks about entering God’s presence, but this is not the Biblical understanding  genuine Christians have come to understand regarding God’s presence, no, Retha is entering God’s presence through Contemplative Prayer / Meditation.

Contemplative spirituality is an extremely demonic and dangerous practice for any person who desires to live a Christian life.  Contemplative prayer does not involve contemplating while you pray.  Quote the opposite in fact.  Yes, the Bible tells us to pray using our minds (1 Corinthians 14:15), and this is also meant as contemplation. But praying with your mind and the unscriptural practices of Contemplative prayer are two different things.

Contemplative prayer begins with Centering prayer where the person will focus on a word or a phrase and repeats that word over and over for a period of time. As we have notice above, Retha has shown us in her book that she is into repeating Mantras. The purpose of repeating words is to clear one’s mind of outside negativity so that God’s voice may be more easily heard. After completing the centering prayer, the person is to sit still and wait and listen for direct word from God, and then feel and enter His presence.

This might sound innocent, but it is an occult practice and you will connect with something other than God.  The bible describes how one should pray, and it does not involve, ‘waiting’ and’ silence’  “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God..” (Philippians 4:6)and  “23And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:23-24; . Jer 29:12; Matt 7:7; Matt 21:22; Mark 11:24; Luke 11:9) .   These verses clearly show us that biblical prayer is comprehensible communication with God, and not an arcane, mystical meditation.

Contemplative prayer is designed that the person who practices is will ultimately have a mystical experience with God (not the God of the Bible, but a god). Mysticism, however, is purely an emotional practice, and does not rely upon facts at all.  The Bible on the other hand is the Truth and we can rely on it. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. ” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  Everything we know about God is based on fact because it comes from the Word of God.  The moment you start to trust Gnosis or experimental knowledge over Biblical knowledge you place yourself outside the commandments of Scripture and you disobey God.   “Christian” Contemplative meditation is no different from the meditation used in New Age cults and that of Eastern religions.  The most avid supporters embrace a spirituality which promotes that all religions (all paths) lead to the same God, where the Bible states, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  (John 14:6). 

Another way to enter into God’s presence is through Soaking prayer which is another esoteric practice. It focuses on obtaining a spiritual experience by seeking out the presence of God and then resting in God’s presence. This is done by playing some gentle worship songs or soaking worship music, either sitting or lying down, and praying short, simple prayers for an extended period of time, the same as with Contemplative meditation, keeping your mind free of other thoughts – removing negative thoughts. At the point when you sense God’s presence through some type of manifestation like tingling skin, a sensation of heat or cold, or even a gentle wind seemingly blowing through your body, you are to just “soak” in that presence.  Soaking starts off innocently, but quickly deteriorates into a trance-like meditative state.

All forms of Contemplative prayer as it has been modernized into the modern-day prayer movement, is unbiblical and should definitely be avoided at all costs.

Retha says, “When you’re surrounded by His loving presence  you’ll never feel alone.  After a while, you’ll be so tuned into Him that you’ll feel His presence 24-hours a day.  His love will engulf you like a mighty wave and you’ll need nothing more.” pg 116-117

As you can see this presence is not the biblical presence of God that is mentioned in the Bible by a mystical presence.

Dreams and visions of Retha McPherson

Retha McPherson says, “I didn’t know that God still spoke to His children in dreams today. And yet, He does.  He speaks to us through His Word, through dreams, visions, nature and people. In fact, God is continuously speaking to us; we are just not always listening; we’re not tuned into Him, and cannot hear the soft voice of the Holy Spirit whispering to us.” pg 26

Firstly, in the Old Testament God spoke to His people via dreams, visions and prophecies.

Secondly, in the New Testament, the Holy Spirit that abides in born again Christian speaks to us and points us to the Word of God.

Retha has told us numerous times that she and her husband are spiritually dead, there has been no conversion, no real acceptance of Jesus Christ in their lives, therefore by their own admission the Holy Spirit has not come to abide in them.  So what is speaking to Retha? What is giving her dreams and visions? What is the source of all her strange unbiblical revelations?  Certainly not the God of the Bible.

Thirdly, there will come a time again during the tribulation when God will pour out His Spirit on His people and they will dream, have visions, prophecy, etc.  See this article:  –> Your Sons and Your Daughters Will Prophesy, But Not Yet…

Fourthly, God does not ‘speak’ to us through nature.  Nature is not a divination tool.

There are verses that say:

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

Psalms 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

This tells us that mankind has no excuse to deny that God exist because one just has to look at the creation of the world, it can be clearly seen that is a miracle beyond all understanding and a God had to have made it all.  Does God speak to us through nature? No.  This is a new age concept, to look at nature and imagine God speaking to us through his creation.  Yes we can marvel at nature and the heavens and learn from them, but to say God speaks to a person through nature, is not biblical, you may as well put tea leaves in a teacup and read them – it’s divination.

The Bible vs Aldo’s message

She compares this book to the level of the Bible,

You are not holding a here book in your hands today. You are looking at a message straight from the Father’s heart to everyone who reads it.” pg 6

Aldo also says,

“God sent me back to tell the world that Jesus lives!  We have to be obedient and speak life”  pg 29

This is very strange, why would God spend thousands of years collecting information from history to write into a Holy Spirit inspired book, deemed to be the ONE and ONLY Word of God also known as the Bible, written by the Apostles (who where martyred for their faith) .  In this Bible we have hundreds and thousands of verses that tells us that Jesus Christ LIVES.  In fact the Bible does not just tell us that Jesus Christ lives, but the Word itself IS Jesus Christ in published form.  The Bible tells us that He was there from the very beginning (Genesis), the prophecies of His coming throughout the OT, His virgin birth, His life, His ministry, His gospel, His crucifixion, His death, His burial, His resurrection, His ascension, His seat at the right hand of the Father in heaven, and His glorious return to conquer the Anti-Christ and set up His millennial kingdom (Revelation).

Aldo’s message says what?  Jesus lives?  We know that because the bible tells us so.  The problem is that Aldo’s message comes from non other than Satan leading people to ‘another Jesus‘ one that does not understand bible scripture, one that does not want your heart, but want’s your life, one that want’s you to sacrifice your life to him on top of that.

Retha McPherson says again, “I’m not the one writing this it, after all, God is.” pg 45

This book is apparently inspired like the Bible, what a blasphemous thing to think.

Aldo says on page 71, “You are the reason why He send me back, I didn’t want to come back, but He sent me back so that you can be reason for His return.

Apparently the Bible is not capable of preparing people for Jesus Christ’s return.  Aldo is acting like another little Christ, sent by God to tell people that Christ is alive.

On page 163 Aldo says, “God will blow His breath into this book as you read it, you will feel His Spirit loving you; showing you the way.”

Thank goodness I used my brain when I read this book and tested it to the Word of God.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Jesus shows us the way to the Father, not this book.  The bible is the inspired Word of God and the Final Authority on all matters, not this book.

The Prophetess approaches Retha McPherson and Aldo McPherson

Retha McPherson says, “The day before the operation, a woman came to see us at the hospital. Love radiated from her face. “I’m a prophetess,”  pg 29.

Retha could not resist the love that was radiating from her. Her name was Terthia *(not her real name).  Terthia tells Retha about a Nigerian pastor [* see further down] who apparently came back from the dead after being in the morgue for 4 days.  What a laugh I thought, there are no cases of people being raised from the dead.  Only Disciples and Apostles who were commissioned by Jesus personally could raise people from the dead and they themselves are all dead. Anyone who says they raised someone from the dead is lying and anyone who says they were raised from the dead is lying.  Anyone who says they are an Apostle is lying because there were not alive 2000 years ago and commissioned by Jesus Christ himself.  Anyone who wants to prove me otherwise can provide proof here:  —> Have You or a Loved One Been Raised From the Dead?

Retha prays with the prophetess and prophetess tells her that there are somethings she needs to confess, Terthia says,

God has shown her that I had done some fire walking”.  pg 30.

Woohaaaaa hold yer horsies right there folks.  Are we getting closer to find how Retha managed to activate her Kundilini the night of the accident?  The origin of firewalking spans over several cultures, but we will focus on the Hindus.  The ritual calls on the Hindu Goddess Draupadi and supposedly she cools the coals as you walk over them.  Now Westerners have taken the ‘demonic’ rituals out of firewalking and instead the promoters…

“give long motivational speeches and the people need to do tasks to prepare themselves for the firewalk, some of these tasks include meditation before hand.  The occult explanation is based upon the concepts of ‘heightened body energy‘ and an ‘enhanced state of consciousness‘.  The object of firewalking is for the person to attain power. Where is he/she getting their power from?  Certainly not from within themselves.  The power comes from outside and enters the person.  The person thinks they have been profoundly impacted by the firewalking experience to the point where they experience a small taste of the Kundilini ecstasy which they can not explain.” See article: —>Firewalking – Walking into a Whole Lotta Trouble.

If the Prophetess is not from God how could she know Retha did firewalking?  Well Satan knows each and every one of our lives, what we do, etc., In fact he was there assisting Retha in the firewalk.   Another reason to know this prophetess was not from God is this, the prophetess told Retha to confess, not repent.  It’s two completely different things.  Roman Catholics confess their sins to a priest – confessing is telling someone what you did wrong.  Repenting is asking for forgiveness.  So here we had Satan come along and trick Retha into thinking this prophetess was from God, but she was not, she was one of his workers, working under a FALSE Christianity.

This false prophetess tells Retha that “There is a battle raging in the supernatural realm for Aldo’s life, because God has placed a calling on his life” pg 31

That’s peculiar, why would Satan say something like this?  We know from earlier that Aldo was not saved before the accident. What happens next show us just how great a deceiver Satan is, how he has tricked Retha and her husband hook line and sinker into believing he is God running the show.

After the false prophetess left, Retha stayed at Aldo’s bedside until midnight when she too decided to go to sleep.  It’s was Aldo’s operation the next day.  Retha says,

“I woke up at two a.m. to the sound of a roaring lion running loose in the hallways of the hospital.  The sound of it’s roaring was terrifying and it’s fury filled my head.”  pg 31  The nursing sisters later told Retha “that Tethia had come back to pray for Aldo while I was sleeping.  The alarms and monitors were going off non-stop while she prayed from him.  At once I realized the Lion of Judah had battled against the roaring lion for my son’s life, and He won.” pg 31 [Emphasis added]

Really, what a load of nonsense.  I don’t doubt that it happened, but none of it was of God.

But this is where it gets totally out of control…

Retha decides she needs to starts praying for the first time in “spirits and in truth” pg 32

and immediately God answered her in an audible voice! Imagine that.

He says, “Take you shoes from your feet, because your’re standing on hold ground“. pg 32

1) The real God of the Bible does not speak to people in an audible voice, 2) where is the Holy Spirit in her life – He should be speaking to her in a soft gentle whisper 3) “holy ground”  seriously? It’s amazing how Satan drags Roman Catholicism into everything, he just can’t leave it out if he tried.  Retha tries to attribute this ‘holy ground’ scenario to the time when Moses removed his shoes in Exodus 3:5 – but that was the OT and the Old Covenant, we are now in the New Testament with a New Covenant.  Retha wa’ts to be under law which is a curse [Galatians 3:1-10], Jesus Christ came to fulfill the law.

Matthew 5:17   Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”

Green Arrow

 Please Continue to Part 2:  Retha McPherson’s Message from Another God – (Part 2)



  • “A Message from God, A 12-year old boy’s experience in heaven”, Retha and Aldo McPherson, Copyright © 2007 McPherson House.


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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.

72 Responses

  1. Elvis Munetsi,

    So, according to you we should disobey Jesus who said that we should take heed that no one deceive us (Matthew 24:4) just because the Pharisees lablled Him a false teacher? Would you like to be a spititually mature Chrirstian? You do? Well, then you should start doing the following.

    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]. (A1 Cor. 2:15 mplified Bible (AMP).

    And by the way, the Bible is a closed canon. We do not need people who have allegedly died and allegedly visited heaven to tell us what it’s like.

    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Ti 3:16-17)

    When Paul was allowed to visit the third heaven, he was not allowed to tell anyone what he had seen. (2 Cor 12:1-4). Nowadays every Tom, Dick and Harry supposedly visits heaven and tells everything he allegedly hasd seen. It is unlawful and a sin.

  2. Lee says:

    Deborah you cannot win people to Christ by ridiculing and being rude to them.seems like you can’t take opposition.

  3. Lee,

    This site is not about taking or not taking opposition. It is about the truth versus the lie and the brutal exposure of lies that are leading people to hell. Or do you prefer that we rather be so nice that we too should lead people to hell ever so politely without them even noticing it?

    Would you say this is rude?

    “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” (Mat 23:33). By the way these are Jesus’ words, not Deborah’s.

    These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. (Jud 1:12-13). And by the way Deborah didn’t utter these words.

  4. Rentia says:

    Firstly, in the Old Testament God spoke to His people via dreams, visions and prophecies.

    Secondly, in the New Testament, the Holy Spirit that abides in born again Christian speaks to us and points us to the Word of God.

    No you are wrong and in Acts 2:17 the New Testament Jesus himself says so, the old Testament and the New Testament are not seperate from one another. Last year I had a dream, just a white background with a very clear voice that said: “You are pregnant with a daughter and her name is Amelia”. That was it. I woke up and immediately said to Jesus, “No its not possible”. Here I was wrong, because we did a test and I was three weeks pregnant, a digital test and immediately searched the name Amelia and the meaning in Hebrew Work of the Lord. We knew the dream to be true and asked Jesus to show us what He wants us to do. I am not going to go into detail as its a long story, but in short, we asked Him to show us because our previous pregnancy was an unassisted home birth as no one wanted to help us. This turned out to be our second unassisted home birth as the same happened again and we had a blessed pregnancy, asking for Jesus guidance. I walked with her until I was at 41weeks 6days then woke up the morning with a huge contraction at 04h35. At 08h45 I said to my husband he needs to get me to Medi-Clinic as I was not sure what was happening to my body, I could not examine myself. We stopped at Medi-Clinicjust passed 09h00 in the morning, I went inside and the doctors wanted to know who my gyne was, I did not have one, who my midwife was, I did not have one and when they checked me, the doctor litteraly screamed: ” she is crowning” and then he saw my previous c-section cut and wanted to know if I have had previous c-sections. They ran with me into the labour room, my previous gyne came in and just said to me, “do you feel the contraction, now push” and our daughter was out with the second push completely. My first normal birth after four c-sections!!! Every doctor and the gyne, nurse just kept on coming to us asking “how did you do it?” Our only answer her name: Work of the Lord!! If you do not believe me, please phone Medi-Clinic in Stellenbosch as this is where it happened on 20 June 2018. Jesus still speaks in dreams, very clearly and if you do not believe go ask Him directly, He will answer you. All this because of a dream that I received.

  5. Hi Rentia. You mention your husband. May I ask, are you legally married?

  6. Rentia says:

    Hi Tom, Yes I am legally married, twice actually on the same day in 2004. My husband is greek so we got married in church in Cape Town at 15h10 the afternoon and then again at 18h00 at the Greek Church in Woodstock so we left the church at 20h30 for the reception as in Greek Law if we were not to get married in the Greek Church it means when he enters Greece his not married as every marriage and birth must be registered and done by them at the church and Greek Consulate. This was the birth of our fifth child. Yes since our awakening we left the Greek Orthodox church as they see the saints as our mediator and not Jesus Christ. So was our last children registered – No, do we know now that it does not matter in God’s eyes, yes, because we know that we are in union with Him and since we do not travel to Greece anymore it does not matter. The doctors did not want to help us as their only opinion was fear and another c-sectionas the only option available.

  7. Anchen says:

    Thank you for your discernment. No one is allowed to add to the Bible. Christ is enough. Jesus is alive. He rose from the dead and is coming again as King. Retha McPherson is a wolf in sheeps clothing and needs to repent and come to true salvation. 

  8. Daan says:

    Deborah are you a freemason?

  9. Daan, Why do you ask? She is free, yes. Free in Jesus Christ, nothing more and nothing less. Your question reminds me of the kind the Pharisees in Jesus’ time used to ask Him. Daan, are you a Pharisee?

  10. Dear Daan

    No I am not, are you? I am a born again Christian.

    I see you are in partnership with Retah McPherson’s unbiblical ministry.

    Retah McPherson’s is part of Hebrew Roots Movement and you are in partnership with her, so Tom’s question to you is legitimate, are you a Pharisee?

  11. Lelanie Ralston says:

    Thanks a million for this! I have been very concerned about her wild, unbiblical teachings and also about how many people follow her. It is so helpful to have this careful analysis and comparing it to a correct interpretation of scripture. Just wish you can make it more visual and available. How about making a YouTube video?

  12. Hi Lelani. Thank you for your comment. A YouTube video would be more colorful and more visual but time is not always available that easy.

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