Leon du Preez and Goddess Sophia


Prophet Leon du Preez and the Goddess Sophia of Wisdom

As the Christian church falls head over heels into apostasy, self appointed Prophet Leon du Preez and his Encounter Church have a new member: the Goddess Sophia (or “Wisdom”) which Leon du Preez in all his “gnostic wisdom” is willing to impart to you, he says:

Leon du Preez – 23/06/2019

WISDOM is better than RUBIES.

The Sophia anointing makes doubt non-negotiable. Wisdom says “I will speak truth and righteousness.” 

Some churches have too many seeds. Take one good seed and duplicate that pure seed. 

Those who love Sophia will receive wealth as their inheritance. May your mindset change to say “I want wisdom in my life”. Get deliverance from ignorance in your life. Sophia can be imparted. An example of this is seen in Joshua who carried the wisdom of Moses.

Wisdom says “I was right beside Him as a master craftsman. Before anything was created, I was there”.

The one who finds Sophia, she enlightens; those who hate her, love death. Who is Wisdom that was with God from the beginning? It is Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:30). If you are saved, there is no reason not to have Sophia wisdom.

“SUNESIS”, which is the third dimension, means a quickness in understanding.

For further studies, read Proverbs 8:1-36, Ephesians 3:1-4


A little History of Sophia Worship

“Sophia” is a transliteration of the Greek noun meaning “wisdom.” In Hebrew, the word for wisdom is “chok-mah.” In the Old Testament (especially Proverbs 3 and 8), and in several apocryphal texts,1 wisdom is personified as a woman. Some understand this personification of wisdom as nothing more than a literary device. Others are convinced that wisdom is intentionally personified as an aspect of divinity, or as a goddess, distinct from God.

Sophia appears to be gaining popularity among feminist theologians and among some secular women interested in goddess worship. One recent example of Sophia’s popularity was an ecumenical Christian conference, “Re-Imagining … God, Community, the Church”, which was held in November 1993 in Minneapolis. The conference was part of The Ecumenical Decade: Churches in Solidarity with Women, a program of the World Council of Churches. Sophia was a recurrent theme throughout the conference.2

However, interest in Sophia is not a new phenomenon. In Gnosticism,3 a heresy in the early Christian church, Sophia is sometimes portrayed as a divine being superior to God, who reprimands God for arrogance. In other Gnostic texts, Sophia is a mischievous spirit who indirectly creates a world so evil that God has to rescue it by sending another emanation named Jesus. According to these texts, Jesus taught that we are rescued from evil and returned to God through knowledge (gnosis).4

More recently, the Shakers have understood Sophia as the fourth person of the Godhead. A Russian Orthodox priest named Sergei Bulgakov has taught that Sophia is the essence of the Trinity, the glue that binds Father, Son and Holy Spirit together.5 

Thus Sophia has been gaining popularity in Christian circles for many years. For a growing number of Christians, Sophia is the feminine symbol of divinity desperately needed to balance the patriarchal emphasis of the Church.

The central question is whether “sophia” is to be understood as a person or as a concept, as a divine entity or as an abstract attribute of God. The answer to this question is the subject of much current debate.

Susan Cady, Marian Ronan and Hal Taussig, authors of Wisdom’s Feast, argue that Sophia is in fact the female goddess of the Bible.6 

For Cady, Sophia is a real biblical person. “She is a co-creator with the Hebrew God, she is a heavenly queen, she is messenger from God, and she is God’s lover.”7 Cady goes on to say that Sophia is “divine, creating, judging, and ruling just as God is.”8 

Catherine Keller of Drew University Theological School insists that Sophia preaches, prophesies, judges and promises security to those who obey her. “Like the spirit,” Keller writes, “this Sophia is at once something humans may seek as their own and something given by God of God’s own nature.”9 

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza argues that Sophia is the God of Israel expressed in the language and imagery of the goddess.10 For some feminist theologians, including Cady, Sophia is the pre-incarnate Christ; Sophia was a divine entity which took the form of a male human to accommodate patriarchal culture.

For those who understand her as a divine entity, Sophia has become an important link between traditional language for God and feminist spirituality. Proponents of Sophia worship claim that Sophia as a name for God is used to remind us that God has a feminine side and that solely masculine images and names for God are inadequate.


Let’s go back to see what Leon du Preez said above “The one who finds Sophia, she enlightens; those who hate her, love death. Who is Wisdom that was with God from the beginning? It is Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:30). If you are saved, there is no reason not to have Sophia wisdom.”

Unfortunately for Leon du Preez (and the spirit that’s giving him his wisdom) the answer he gave it totally incorrect and blasphemous. It was not Wisdom (Sophia) who was with God from the beginning. It was the Word (Jesus Christ) who was with God from the very beginning.

John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

So who is Leon du Preez presenting to his church followers… none other than:

The Goddess Sophia – “Feminine Jesus” crucified

Christa - Feminine Jesus
Sophia/Christa (Feminine Christ)

The goddess Sophia in the book “The Shack”

Mary Kassian a member of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and the founder of Girls Gone Wise has a thought provoking critique of The Shack written from a woman’s perspective.  Kassian said:

It is a well-known fact that the Emergent Church has a great affinity for feminine spirituality and hence their bountiful use of the name “Sophia,” the Greek goddess of wisdom, when they refer to Jesus being the Wisdom of God.

“The Shack contains terribly wrong concepts about God. Plain and simple. If you think it doesn’t, then you’re well on your way to accepting the image of the Christa on the cross. In a few years, you’ll be hanging her up in your church. I don’t think I’m overstating the case. In my book I’ve carefully documented the way it happened in mainline churches. The arguments used to justify their feminist Christa are the same ones the Shack uses to justify its feminized version of God. In essence, there’s no difference between the artistic image of a feminized Jesus (a.k.a. “Sophia”) hanging on a cross and the artistic image of a feminized Aunt Jemima Papa god in a book. If the latter doesn’t offend you, then the former really shouldn’t.” (Emphasis added).


Please read more on The Book The Shack to get a greater understanding of the in-roads Sophia has made into the church.

Tom Lessing said : “In Matthew Fox’s book called “A New Reformation!” he writes that we are in fact confronted with two churches: one expressed by the image of the Punitive Father, personified by a rigidly hierarchical church structure, repression of the feminine, . . . and the other expressed by the feminine figure of Wisdom, personified by a Mother/Father God of justice and compassion. It is time for Christians to choose whom it will follow: an angry exclusionary god or the loving open path of wisdom (Emphasis added).”

To break this down into layman’s terms, what Matthew Fox’s saying is: are you for Jesus Christ and His Church ( the angry exclusionary god ) or are you in a church that forms part of the Mother Harlot Roman Catholic Church (the loving open path of wisdom)


Tom Lessing said: “In an article I found on the Internet the Black Madonna and Sophia are said to feature prominently in Islam, as it does in the movie The Shack. Here are a few excerpts from the article.”

The Goddess Remains the Esoteric Heartbeat of Islam

“The secret veiled power of the Divine Feminine is thus actively at work within Islam. Its esoteric forms uncompromisingly address the Divine with the masculine pronouns, but its esoteric qualities are all feminine. The Goddess remains the esoteric heartbeat of Islam. She is the beloved of Sufis, ‘the ultimate image of God the Beloved — the breaker of all images in the shrine of the heart. She is the form leading beyond form, the obstacle to the Way and the Way…’”

 … we have to remember that militant Islam, like muscular Christianity, is only one side of the coin. The reverse is a dazzling mirror-image of Sophia who, in the persons of Fatima and Mary, upholds the Divine Feminine within Islam…

Both Mary and Fatima are reverenced within esoteric Islam, for they are both mothers of the Logos, the Word. . . .

The nature of both the Black Goddess and Sophia are brought out in Islam. The exoteric fulminations about women, so similar to those found in Christianity and Judaism are, of course, negative polarizations of the devouring Goddess, yet this exists side by side with the positive image of the Ka’ba, Islam’s Black Madonna. within Islam, the Divine Male and female principles are typified by the Pen and the Guarded tablet. The Pen is God writing upon the tabula rasa of the World-Soul, which preserves the veiled tradition of Sufism.

The quotation which leads this chapter is the paradoxical foundation of Islam’s veiling of the Divine Feminine. Ibn Arabi’s exposition of this paradox may help us to understand it better. ‘The Absolute manifested in the form of woman is an active agent because of exercising complete control over man’s feminine principle, his soul. This causes man to become submissive and devoted to the Absolute as manifested in a woman. The Absolute is also passively receptive because, in as much as it appears in the form of a woman, it is under man’s control and subject to his orders. Hence to contemplate the Absolute in woman is to see both aspects simultaneously, and such vision is more perfect than seeing it in all the forms in which it manifests itself. That is why woman is creative, not created. For both qualities, active and passive, belong to the Essence of the Creator, and both are manifested in woman.

Sophia is herself the ‘interpreter of ardent desires.’ The mystical vision of Ibn Arabi portrays the longing of all for Sophia: The aspirations and desires of all seekers are attached to her, yet she is essentially unknown to them; hence they all love her, yet none blames another for loving her. Similarly, every individual soul and the adherents of every religion seek salvation, but since they do not know it, they are also ignorant of the way that lead to it, though everyone believes he is on the right way. All strife between people of different religions and sects is about the way that leads to salvation, not about salvation itself.

 But Sophia is also the reconciler of differences, for her love belongs to everyone: ‘She manifests herself everywhere, like the sun; every person who holds her deems that she is with him in her essence, so that envy and jealousy are removed from their hearts.’

Caitln Matthews, Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom,
The Aquarian Press, 1992, p. 179-90

Most Christians attending Leon du Preez Encounter Church seem to be blissfully unaware that they are opening themselves to pure idolatry and demonic possession as he lays hands on this church goers to impart this or that anointing. Leon du Preez is not the first to depict the God of the Bible in such a hideous idolatrous way. Kenneth Copeland, one of Rome’s latest lackeys, said the following:

“Adam was made in the image of God. He was as much female as he was male. He was exactly like God. Then God separated him and removed the female part. Woman means ‘man with the womb.’ Eve had as much authority as Adam did as long as they stayed together.”

Kenneth Copeland (Sensitivity of Heart, KCP Publications, 1984, p. 23).

Androgyny is not something new in religion. It appears in just about every conceivable religion. In the Encyclopaedia of Love in World Religions, we read the following:

Androgynous myths can be seen in ac-counts of creation, as well as in the diverse spiritualities and religious figures embraced by the world’s religious traditions. Myths of creation often invoke powerful androgynous imagery that reflects an understanding of primordial union. Rashi and Abraham ibn Ezra, two renowned medieval Jewish commentators, interpreted the creation of Adam as told in the book of Genesis as an androgynous myth, because God originally created man and woman as one. When God created woman, he effectively separated the female side from the androgyne Adam. This understanding of creation as originally undifferentiated also finds its way into Christian esoteric speculation.

The image of the splitting androgyne is especially prevalent in Hinduism. In the Vedic period, the figure of Dvaya-Prithvi or “Sky-Earth” is another primordial androgyne who subdivides into masculine, feminine, and neuter parts. In the Upanishads, the figure of Purusa subdivides into male and female parts to begin the process of creation. In the Puranas, a later series of Hindu mythological texts, Prajapati divides into male and female parts, which then incestuously copulate.

Encyclopaedia of Love in World Religions, Volume 2 p. 54

What should we make of this in the light of Leon du Preez depiction of God as simultaneously male and female? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that he deliberately wants to unite all his followers under one banner called UniversalismWith a single swoosh of Leon du Preez’s prophetic pen (which you can buy his handwritten notes for R1000 a pop) he seems to have managed to throw Paul’s and John’s Holy Spirit inspired words in 2 Corinthians and Revelation 18 out of one of the Encounter Church’s broken windows.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4).

Leon du Preez ‘secret entity’

Goddess Sophia
Sophia is the central pivot of creation and represents the feminine aspect in all things. 
She is Wisdom Incarnate, the Goddess of all those who are wise.

Leon du Preez – 23/06/2019

“SOPHIA” is the type of wisdom to gain insight into spiritual reality. Sophia cries out and has a voice (refer to Proverbs 8:1-6). First, Solomon was speaking about wisdom, then wisdom possessed him as a secret entity and spoke directly.” [Emphasis added]


King Solomon and Holy Sophia

Sophia (pronounced sew-fee’ah) in Greek, Hohkma in Hebrew, Sapientia in Latin, Celtic goddess-figure Sheela-na-gigs – all mean wisdom. The Judeo-Christian God’s female soul, source of his true power is Sophia. As Goddess of wisdom and fate, her faces are many: Black Goddess, Divine Feminine, Mother of God The Gnostic Christians, Sophia was the Mother of Creation; her consort and assistant was Jehovah. Her sacred shrine, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, is one of the seven wonders of the world. Her symbol, the dove, represents spirit; she is crowned by stars, a Middle Eastern icon, to indicate her absolute divinity.

Sophia is found throughout the wisdom books of the Bible. There are references to Her in the book of Proverbs, and in the apocryphal books of Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon (accepted by Catholics and Orthodox, found in the Greek Septuagint of the early Church).

She is usually associated with wise King Solomon. 1 Kings 4:29-31 tells us that God gave wisdom to Solomon, and that he became wiser than all the kings of the East and all the wise people of Egypt.

“Wisdom 8:2, 16, 18” tells us that Solomon was seen as married to Sophia. (apocryphal texts)

The Song of Songs – known as Song of Solomon or Canticle of Canticles – speaks of Solomon’s marriage to Holy Sophia.

Wisdom 9:8-11″ tells us that Sophia instructed Solomon in building the Temple! (apocryphal texts)

The Jews revered Sophia. King Solomon even put Her right in the Temple, in the form of the Goddess Asherah.

[DTW note: Asherah, or Ashtoreth, was the name of the chief female deity worshiped in ancient Syria, Phoenicia, and Canaan. The Phoenicians called her Astarte, the Assyrians worshiped her as Ishtar, and the Philistines had a temple of Asherah (1 Samuel 31:10). Because of Israel’s incomplete conquest of the land of Canaan, Asherah-worship survived and plagued Israel, starting as soon as Joshua was dead (Judges 2:13).]

After the reforms of King Josiah (2 Kings 23:1-7), there was a threat that the veneration of Sophia would come to a halt – there was even more of a threat when patriarchal Christianity took over the world.

[DTW note: Gideon too led a crusade against Asherah-worship (Judges 6:25-30) so did King Asa (1 Kings 15:13)]

Due to her continuing presence in the world and her “so called” presence in the Bible, veneration of Sophia continued in the Eastern tradition with the construction of the Hagia Sophia and the Russian Catholic liturgical service to Sophia combined with the assumption of Mary on May 15.

The Russian Orthodox Church has also a school of “Sophiology” to explore the theology of Sophia without contradicting the Russian Orthodox theology.

Yet the Eastern Christians are not the only Christians to venerate Sophia.

Sophia was very likely venerated by early Followers of the Way, and her veneration has survived in the West today in the form of Gnosticism.

Gnostics see her as one of the aeons, one of the quasi-deities who live in the ethereal realm known as the pleroma.

Gnostics believe that she gave birth to or brought about the creation of a negative aeon, who later came to be called an archon, called the Demiurge, creator and ruler of this world.

Gnostics see the Demiurge as the God of the Old Testament, with his strict rules and chains that bind the people of the Earth. Gnostics believe that Sophia and the Father God (not the Demiurge) sent Yeshua to right this wrong. In Gnostic tradition, Sophia plays a very active role in our world.

[DTW Note: The name “Yeshua” is in fact also mentioned in the Kabbalah and is hailed as the “The Christ”]

The Mystery School sees many similarities between Sophia and the two Christian Goddesses, Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene. Perhaps one or both of them were incarnations of Sophia.

Generally we see Mother Mary as the incarnation of Shekinah, and Mary Magdalene as the incarnation of Sophia. [Emphasis added]


In true Sophia-like contrast to God’s two-edged sword:

Leon du Preez imparts the ‘Sophia entity’ to his church:

Prophet Leon du Preez
Prophet Leon du Preez and the goddess Sophia Impartation aka “Sophia anointing”

Leon du Preez – 23/06/2019

Ps Leon du Preez calls all his eGroup leaders forward for the laying on of hands, to receive and be empowered by the Sophia anointing. [Emphasis added]


Biblical explanation of God’s Wisdom

No mention of the name Sophia in the bible
No mention of the name Sophia in the bible.

Sophia-worshippers gather most of their religious ideas from the initial nine chapters of Proverbs. The focal point of their contention says that towards the end of the OT, in the book of Proverbs, the feminine noun for “wisdom” that being (chokmah in Hebrew) was made to be personified. For example, personification is when you take an attribute of a person’s character or nature and apply it to inanimate objects or a an actual figure itself, be it human, an entity, or divine.

It is very clear that no reader of the Word of God can say that personification does not occur. But rather the discerning reader will study the context of said chapters using proven bible study methods to come to a sound biblical conclusion. In this case we have Proverbs 8:22-31 that is so often misquoted to support the worshippers of Sophia.

Here, “wisdom” declares her supremacy in the gifts she is able to bestow from the creation of the world. History tells us that many of the earliest cultures used the personification of a deity so the divine being could praise itself. In other words, “Wisdom” here is praising itself by making claims that only belong to God. God and no one else is the source of all True Wisdom (Romans 11:33; James 1:5, 1:17-18, 3:13-17), and, therefore, any reference to “Wisdom” in the Word of God that includes DIVINE LANGUAGE should be attributed to God’s character and nature only.

The Jews believed in the One and Only Living God (Deuteronomy 4:35-36, 6:4; Isaiah 42:8, 44:6-8, 45:5-6; Jeremiah 10:10-11). So to even suggest that “Wisdom” was personified into a seperate god or goddess long side God Himself was to blaspheme the name of God, which was punishable by death in the Old Testament. The Jews would have dismissed and thrown out the writing of Proverbs as extra biblical if it were true that the “Wisdom” in Proverbs 8:22-31 was in fact a goddess named Sophia.

This entire controversy leads us to a few simple conclusions:

1) The bible must be read for the type of literature it is.

2) A proper understanding of feminine personification in relation to these passages needs to stay within the framework of the whole counsel of God.

3) There is one God who eternally exists in three persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18Eph. 4:4-71 Peter 1:2)

4) When we stay within the framework of biblical doctrine, we find that it excludes any mention of a goddess or secondary deity.

5) Finally and most importantly one must acknowledge that poetry can contain elements that are clearly not to be taken literally.

For example “Cain really did kill Abel, but then God said that “…the voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground” (Genesis 4:10). Literally, the blood did not cry from the ground, but the rhetorical means used here, communicates another form of personification found in Scripture to emphasize the killing.”

As Proverbs 8:22-31 describes, poetry and personification do not invalidate Scripture. Instead, they are essential to demonstrate words, phrases, feelings, and meanings that cannot be understood easily any other way or that continue from a previous argument. In the latter case, God created the heavens by His Wisdom found in Proverbs 3:19, and  Proverbs 8:22-31 exists to continue that figurative speech (personification).

The goddess-worship of Sophia and other similar deities shows the rapid pace of apostasy in the church. What may be socially or politically acceptable in the form of worship, is however, diametrically opposed to the Bible.

One must learn to recognize the difference between literal truth and metaphors in the Bible through constant practice (2 Timothy 2:15). Both areas of speech are the infallible, inerrant, and the inspired Word of God, but demand patients and Holy Spirit discernment for interpretation. Otherwise, one will be left to replay the words of the prophet Jeremiah:

Jeremiah 10:10-11 “10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. 11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.

A warning to Leon du Preez and Encounter Church:

Exodus 20:3-5 “3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”


  • 1 Including Baruch, Sirach and Ecclesiasticus
  • 2 There were 2,200 attendees at the conference, including 83 men. The denominations with the largest number of attendees were the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Methodist Lutheran/ELCA, Roman Catholic, and United Church of Christ.
  • 3 Gnosticism was a dualistic heresy which taught that matter was evil and that spirit was good. As a result, the humanity of Jesus was denied and his divinity emphasized.
  • 4 See especially the Nag Hamamdi Codices, discovered in upper Egypt in 1945.
  • 5 Bulgakov, Sergei. Sophia, The Wisdom of God: An Outline of Sophiology, (Hudson: Lindisfarne Press], 1993.
  • 6 Susan Cady, Marian Ronan and Hal Taussig. Wisdom’s Feast: Sophia in Study and Celebration,[San 9 9 Francisco: Harper & Row], 1989.
  • 7 Ibid, p.28.
  • 8 Ibid, p.29.
  • 9 Keller, Catherine. “Inventing the goddess: A study in ecclesial backlash,” Christian Century,April 6,1994, pp. 340-42.
  • 10 Fiorenza, Elizabeth Schüssler. In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins, [New York: Crossroad], 1986.
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51 Responses

  1. Robbie says:

    … my eyes are still popped… i have to read this again. HOW is it possible that people do not see the serpent???

  2. Hi Robbie

    That’s exactly what I kept thinking over and over, writing this article… “how can they not see”?

    Now you know why his followers point out King Solomon as someone to copy, what did one of Leon’s followers say on Facebook, “King Solomon was rich, why can’t I be?”

    It’s also important to know that in Freemasonry Freemasons also worship King Solomon who they believed to be the greatest magus (sorcerer) of all time.

    “The purpose of Masonry’s veneration of Solomon is not to advance an alternate view of history, but to present, however subtly, the archetype of the future human being — men and women who truly possess Solomon’s Key — the power to master our own demons and redirect their destructive energy to build the Temple of our own evolving soul.” —Lon Milo DuQuette, The Key to King Solomons Keys – Is this the lost symbol of Masonry, Second Edition

    They worship the god of mammon (Satan), to get gnostic wisdom, to get stinking rich.

  3. Indeed, A Woman Rides the Beast. (Revelation 17).

    Note verse 9. It speaks of real wisdom.

    And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (Rev 17:9)

  4. Werner says:

    The delusion is already here…I don’t think it is something we are waiting for!

    The Great Apostasy
    2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of [b]sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits [c]as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

    5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the [d]mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only [e]He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

  5. Robbie says:

    “One elaborate interpretation even drove the plot in Dan Brown’s historical thriller Da Vinci Code, where the word Baphomet is decoded and translated to mean “Sophia” or wisdom”


    Wikipedia confirms: Hugh J. Schonfield (1901–1988),[43] one of the scholars who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls, argued in his book The Essene Odyssey that the word “Baphomet” was created with knowledge of the Atbash substitution cipher, which substitutes the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet for the last, the second for the second last, and so on. “Baphomet” rendered in Hebrew is בפומת; interpreted using Atbash, it becomes שופיא, which can be interpreted as the Greek word “Sophia”, meaning wisdom. This theory is an important part of the plot of the novel The Da Vinci Code.

  6. Robbie says:

    What ye say Tom?

  7. Hi Robbie,

    Extremely interesting. The Emerging Church is steeped in the feminine deity Sophia. Stephan Joubert and his buddies at the Mosaiek Kerk are all Sophiaists.

    Claiming to be wise, they became fools [professing to be smart, they made simpletons of themselves]. (Romans 1:22 AMP)

  8. Hi Robbie

    Leon du Preez’s idea of salvation amounts to a kind of impartational (lineage) soteriology. It includes elements like the laying on of hands, the anointing with oil and, the most important of all, submission to that oil. He boasts that he submitted to the oil of, and received his anointing (oil) from some of the greatest, one of whom was Benson Idahoso of Nigeria who performed his first miracle at the age of 14 by raising a corpse from the dead (Read here). According to Leon du Preez Kenneth Hagin also received his oil from Idahoso. Leon says that if you cannot trace your oil lineage back to the greatest, it means nothing. This is how these impostors keep their followers in bondage to their false teachings. Jannie Pelser received is lineage oil impartation from TB Joshua. Where is he today? He believes that Jesus did not come to earth to seek and to find lost sinners but to set up his kingdom here and now. Pelser also announced from his pulpit in the DRC community that they have decided to marry gays in the church. I know some people who have left his church because of this and are now in some form of NAR church. As the saying goes – from bad to worse.

  9. Hi Robbie

    You said “One elaborate interpretation even drove the plot in Dan Brown’s historical thriller Da Vinci Code, where the word Baphomet is decoded and translated to mean “Sophia” or wisdom”

    Ahh but of course, for the Baphomet is androgynous. Satan is male and female, has a phallus and breasts. Very interesting that the name Baphomet translated to mean “Sophia” or wisdom”. Thanks Robbie

    Leon du Preez says he was in the occult before he was supposedly ‘saved’ (when his friend, who had an “encounter’ laid hands on him and transferred the demonic spirits attached to him onto Leon.) No Leon was not in the occult, Leon was nothing but a teenager – a drug addict, a rebel without a cause. Leon wanted to know nothing of God the night he was supposedly ‘saved’. His friend laid hands on him and he felt electricity run through him (that being the Kundilini spirit) and he was delivered right there and then from drugs/alcohol etc. That I believe because the Kundalini spirit can heal and deliver you – the deliverance and healing however is counterfeit.

    If Leon was in the occult and callining up demons before his ‘encounter’ (I’m not going to call it ‘saved’ because he was not saved, he was ‘encountered’) Leon would know for sure that what he was doing now was of Satan, but he doesn’t have a clue.

    Leon is in the occult now. He is so deep in the occult it’s not even funny.


  10. Hi Tom

    Thanks for that info, very interesting. :thumbsup:

  11. Hi Werner :hi:

    You said “The delusion is already here…I don’t think it is something we are waiting for!”

    Totally correct.

  12. Werner says:

    Amen, Deborah, Amen…..

  13. Gustav says:

    In his latest “sermon” he “prophesies” of death for people who call him out as a false prophet. And his words scream of narcissism. I pray and hope that the people who follow him and listen to him will see the Truth. It breaks my heart to see so many desperate people who follow “prophets” like this, receiving false hope, rather than God’s love and grace.

  14. The words of Jesus apply:

    Woe to you lawyers, because you have taken away the key to knowledge (scriptural truth). You yourselves did not enter, and you held back those who were entering [by your flawed interpretation of God’s word and your man-made tradition].” (Luke 11:52)

  15. Hi Gustav,

    I have often asked myself why God allows false teachers to mislead so many people.

    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)

    God is still testing his children to see whether they truly love Him with all their heart, mind and soul by allowing false prophets to come among them. That’s why Jesus also said:

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. (John 10:1-5)

    If you are following strangers like Leon du Preez, Jannes Labuschagne and their likes who preach to you WOF and NAR lies, you are probably not saved.

    We [referring to the real apostles of Jesus Christ in the Bible] are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (1 Jonn 4:6)

    Paul calls false prophets and apostles “dogs.”

    Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. (Philppians 3:2)

  16. David says:

    I will pray for your salvation – it is seriously needed

  17. Robbie says:

    The Biblical illiteracy of Leon’s followers are astounding. Yesterday in Krugersdorp during his opening he called for god to release his “spirits”. (I did not capitalise the “g or h” because it is an unfamiliar god)

    Again: The sad result of being deceived by false teachers or false prophets is not a pleasant one.

    “And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel. And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;”
    —Ezekiel 14:9-10

    “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
    —Matthew 14:15

  18. Hi Robbie

    Totally correct. At roughly 25:28s into below video he says “and fill this place with your spirits” :shocked:


    There are a lot of other pertinent things Leon said in this video that I’ll be doing an article on as well.

  19. Dear David

    Yes pray for them, Leon and his followers need salvation not activation.

  20. Robbie says:

    In Sunday night’s service 1 Sept 2019 … Leon du Preez said the following: “Turning water into wine was not the first miracle of Jesus. While John the baptist and Jesus were still in the wombs of Elisabeth and Mary, Jesus rose John the baptist from the dead. He was raised when he leaped in the womb of Elisabeth”

    What absurdity!!! go to 7:30


  21. Thank you Robbie.

    Whenever I see or hear bizarre things like this, it confirms that the Bible is indeed the Word of God because it foretold these things thousands of years ago, and is now coming to pass.

    For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

    But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. (1 Timothy 4:7)

    According to Leon du Preez we should interpret these verses as follows

    For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped (was raised from the dead) over a wall. (2 Samuel 22:30).

    And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped (were raised from the dead) upon the altar which was made. (1 Kings 18:26).

    And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped (was raised from the dead) on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. (Acts 19:16)

    Notice Leon du Preez’s hand signals? That’s the reason why his audiences are so dull. He puts them under a spell of hypnotized stupor.

  22. Yes, Leon uses Greek and Hebrew to give new meaning to words in scripture, at the same time he portrays himself as being super smart to his biblical illiterate congregation, who stand up and throw their hands in the air, rejoicing at the NEW revelation Leon speaks that has never heard been before since the bible was first complete 2000 years ago. It’s very sad to see the Word of God trashed like this :sob:

  23. The new Simon Magus – Leon du Preez

    But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. (Acts 8:9-11)

    Peter did not play games when he said:

    But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. (Acts 8:20-22)

  24. Esme Taljaard says:

    Morning Deborah, and others on this group,

    I have come across your site this morning when I was searching Leon du Preez. I am up and arms about his teaching and the influence he has on people, in particular youngsters. I have a long history of evangelism since a very young age and also worked with many church groups. To put it simply I love the Lord, the Bible and what it stands for! Reading your articles this morning Deborah was such an eye opener this morning. I was getting very concerned as it felt that I was rejecting the Lord due to my REFUSING to accept the teachings and practices of Leon du Preez. Now I have realized it is not the case, it is the spirit of the Holy Ghost that has created this rebellion in me against Leon and his church. You may wonder how this came about…..well I know two youngsters that are under his “spell”. They invited me to Encounter Church one morning and I was so upset in my spirit during the service about the things going on…..for one it was as if everyone is worshipping Leon and not God. Leon has made him to be THE one to his followers and not God Almighty. He comes up with all these clever words that make his followers think “he knows the bible and the spirit very well”. The church has so many rituals, one of which is of great concern to me!….Leon must at the end of every service anoint his followers and lay hands on them and then breathe over them and then they fall to the ground!!!!! This is so wrong and not from God….NO WHERE in the bible is their Godgiven scripture for this. If people worshipped God they fell to the front and on their knees and prayed and wept to God. WHY WHY do people just keep on following this man….it is as if they are hipnotized by him. I feel so TOTALLY desperate as I have time after time again tried to tell the parent of these youngsters this is wrong!…..The other day I saw the photo of Leon as a picture screen on one of the phones and was so disturbed, it is like a cult! I did tell the parent and he did instruct for it to be removed. I feel so helpless as parents feel but “my children are going to church so I am not concerned”! I want to shout it out, NO NO……these youngster attend church now 6 out of the 7 days for all kind of prayers, sermons, “servers to the church” (this is scary for me)” and courses. They decline family gatherings for church events…..I said to the parent this is not the way God wants families to be….God unites families. The church can also carry on for hours and hours, Leon has no respect for time!…..not 2 hours…but 3, 4, 5 hours on some Sunday nights and then youngsters must be in school the next day. “God is ‘n God van orde!” Everything is just ECC and Pastor Leon…..must have the shirts, the specific new bible and the list goes on…

    I feel so desperate as the parents don’t want to hear me, they say “what must they do?”. My reply is but God has placed you as the parent, you must guide your children, your children cannot be the “parent”. It leads to fight after fight. The Encounter Church has become everything to them, thus one of the 10 commandments is plunging!

    I have taken your information and forwarded it to the parent, since this is not now coming from me….

    What can I do to make the parent understand that it is a parent’s right to discipline children and by saying “no” to some of the Church Services or stating “I will pick you up at 8pm (then they are already at church since 4pm on a Sunday afternoon)”. It is as if Leon du Preez dictates to parents now on their children and they are all just following…..it is scary!!!

  25. Dear Esme Taljaard

    This is a shocking comment. :horrified: In that I have always stated that the most vulnerable victims for Satan’s lies are the youth for 3 reasons:

    1) They don’t know the bible, so are easily caught up in lies.
    2) The parents are very happy just to know that their kids are going to church.
    3) The parents (who profess to be Christians) don’t know the bible either, nor have possibly not even bothered to go check out this church to see if it’s legit, and because of all this they can’t tell their kids why the church they are going to is actually not a church built on the foundations that Jesus Christ built, but is in fact a cult disguised as a church..

    Any church founded by someone other than Jesus Christ is not Christ’s church. Not only is Jesus Christ the founder of the church but He is also the foundation of the church.

    Ephesians 2:20 “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone;”

    The apostles and prophets spoke of here are the apostles and prophets mentioned in the Word of God. See this article: Apostles vs Super Apostles Not those self-proclaimed prophets and apostles of today who are nothing but satanically inspired and preach doctrines of demons.

    1 Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils”

    We are in those latter times, in fact we are in the very last of the last days where there will be no revival, only apostasy (people falling away from the faith) by the millions upon millions to a New Age Christ who has taken over the church completely with another gospel.

    Jesus said: Luke 18:8 “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

    Another gospel, another Christ:

    2 Corinthians 11:3-4 “3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”


    And I think most importantly with regards to my answer, we are going to deal mostly with point no.3 because if the parents of the kids do not know the Word of God they too are being caught up by the lies of Leon du Preez, a con-artist who uses the name of Jesus Christ to build his little Satanic empire.

    The bible says:

    Ephesians 4:14 “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”

    Proverbs 22:15 “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”
    Ephesians 6:4 “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

    If the parents read my reply, I would prayerfully like them to know this; because they have been warned by you and by me that if they do not act like parents to their children, investigate what their children are involved in and then remove them from this place -if not the bible says that the blood of their children will be on their hands:

    Ezekiel 3:18 “When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”

    If the parents take responsibility for their children the bible says:

    Ezekiel 3:21 “Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.”

    You Esme are unfortunately not the parents to these children, but you warned them, you forwarded them this article, and you can continue to warn them, but know this:

    Acts 20:26 “Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.”

    Very important to read this article that explains the demonic possession that is taking place Leon du Preez’s church and millions of churches around the world: Exposed: Holy Spirit vs Unholy Spirit of Fire

  26. Touché! Well said. Totally agree!

  27. Thankful4Grace says:

    Hi, love this article!!!
    I used to go to school with Leon, same year as well, we even smoked together lol.
    Decided to attend one of his sermons a few years ago, and oh goodness, my spirit just did not do well with the whole scene and we left early.
    So many people are buying into these churches I want to cry… Leon comes from a long line of false self annointed prophets, it is a big industry of self made fame and wealth. Marc Bredenkamp, Jean Pierre Bekker to name a few. In the meanwhile deceiving thousands upon thousands.
    Just reading the Facebook comments shows you how ignorant people are. And what is it with everyone calling these wolves mom and dad????
    People are so hungry for the word of God in their lives they will believe anything any of these wolves say and do.
    Family members of mine attended one of his recent conferences and believes every word coming out of his mouth… quoting “wow he is so powerful”…
    Now I am being described as difficult in trying to tell them to please stay away.
    Any ideas how I can steer them away from his church in short and simple terms?

  28. Hi Thankful4Grace. Thank you for your comment.

    You asked:

    Any ideas how I can steer them away from his church in short and simple terms?

    The best idea is to do what God told Jeremiah to do.

    But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward. Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them: Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers. Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee. But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth. (Jeremiah 7:23-28).

    Even though God knew that Israel would not to listen to Jeremiah, He still commanded him to go and warn the people. Paul wrote something similar,

    “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” ( 2 Tim 4:1-4).

    Our duty is to preach the unadulterated word of God whether the people like it or not, and whether they listen or not. Most of them are going to ignore you and shun you, calling you a Pharisee.

  29. Dear Thankful4Grace :hi:

    You said “Any ideas how I can steer them away from his church in short and simple terms?”

    You can send this them article? Maybeeeee if the warning comes from someone else other than you, they jusstttt might listen.

    You said “People are so hungry for the word of God in their lives they will believe anything any of these wolves say and do.”

    Nope, people are not hungry for the Word of God and Jesus Christ in their life. They are hungry for HEALTH, WEALTH & PROSPERITY.

    Those hungry for the Truth will find the Truth and they will hear the Holy Spirit warning them and OBEY.

    Matthew 7:7-8
    7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
    8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened

    Those who are not interested, will continue full steam ahead into deception, and the more they reject the gospel Truth when people warn them, the more God will hand them over to the strong delusion (the satanic fire) that has currently engulfed the whole world. You can only play with fire for so long before you get totally burnt.

    2 Thessalonians 2:11 “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”

  30. Thankful4Grace says:

    Thank you Tom and Deborah. I just wanted to add this post from Leon himself on his church’s Facebook page. No comment needed…


    I am a prophet! I am not a pastor. I am not an evangelist. I am not an apostle. I am not a teacher, I AM A #PROPHET!

    I don’t run from invite to invite. I carry #foreknowledge. I walk in #predestination. I live the life of the #elected! My identity is in God, whom I knew even before the earth was formed. Some say ‘go where you are celebrated, not tolerated’. I go where I am commanded to go – whether celebrated or tolerated – I obey!

    Honorariums means nothing to me – the heart and hunger of the people means everything!

    I go against the status quo and I #defy logic! Religious masks and pretense won’t last around me and I will purposely offend #pulpiteers!

    I stand by the #accused and never by the #accuser!

    I am not liked by many, nor accepted in the main line – but I actually don’t care! As long as I speak His voice!

    Networks and name dropping doesn’t impress me – in fact, it is #repulsive to me! Saving face around a prophet won’t work. If you are going through the #motions instead of a genuine relationship with God – you will hate me! If you say one thing on the pulpit yet do another in private – I will know – and I will #whisper into your ear, the voice of God – that you will go cold!

    A prophet listens to your heart and your spirit not your words. I will never be controlled by the #agenda man places upon me, nor succumb to the pressure of religion and Jezebel!

    We are part of the #special elite forces of God.

    When it is time for your #new season, I come into your life!

    When you need #heart surgery – I am there.

    When you need molding and shaping – I am there!

    When you need to hear the #legitimate voice of God – I am there!

    I have #encountered God. I have seen, experienced and talked to His #angels. I have seen visions that will ruin you for life. I have access to His throne and I also have access even to the voices of #human hearts around me.

    I have seen Gods #calendar long before any believer. I have #predicted dates, and times, and seasons of new births, and even the death of some. I carry the words to kill and the words to shape and bring life.

    My secret place is my #stronghold! Many of you walk in the fruits of my labor that I have done in secret! That brings me fulfilment!

    #Persecution and false accusations becomes my daily portion! I am not phased!

    My words are all I have, my commodity, and that is my #prophets reward to you!

    I am the most #misunderstood but unfortunately you need what I carry.

    I carry divine #preservation – Remember that Israel was preserved by a prophet!

    I carry the key of #prosperity – Remember that believing in God establishes you, but believing in His prophets will bring prosperity to you!

    I carry divine #protection – Remember touch not his anointed, and do HIS prophets no #harm.

    When God goes to war He puts me on the frontline because I know how to #bleed and still fight.

    We #open heavens and #shut them down!

    We call forth #fire and #droughts!

    Our #mantles are made of camel skin so we can survive in dry climates!

    I walk & speak with #sagacity!

    My vernacular is the #oracles and #mysteries of God!

    We carry eloquence & power!

    I #decipher hard and difficult sayings and interpret dreams and visions!

    I #see what happens even in your bedroom!

    I #see your #yesteryear, today and tomorrow as if I lived it already!

    Your future is memories of the past to me, because I live in a realm beyond!

    When I touch your hand – I become you – and I receive your memories as visions!

    I am a #Prophet
    I am a #Seer

    Prophet Leon du Preez

    President & Founder of

  31. Dean Vosloo says:

    First, I would like to say “Hi” and ask you to read the law of man…

    “In South African law, the wrong of defamation is committed whenever anyone publishes a defamatory statement about another living person. … It could be a spoken or written allegation or even a non-verbal statement like an image that’s communicated to at least one person apart from the plaintiff.”

    Second, read the law of God.
    Just a bit for you below.

    NVI “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

    TLB “Don’t criticize, and then you won’t be criticized. 2 For others will treat you as you treat them. 3 And why worry about a speck in the eye of a brother when you have a board in your own?

    KJV 1Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    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?

    Reading is fun so here is a bit of dictionary below.
    Sophia (Koinē Greek: σοφία sophía “wisdom”) is a central idea in Hellenistic philosophy and religion, Platonism, Gnosticism, and Christian theology. … References to Sophia in Koine Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible translate to the Hebrew term Chokhmah.

    And I agree with the following.

    “This entire controversy leads us to a few simple conclusions:
    1) The bible must be read for the type of literature it is.
    2) A proper understanding of feminine personification in relation to these passages needs to stay within the framework of the whole counsel of God.
    3) There is one God who eternally exists in three persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18; Eph. 4:4-7; 1 Peter 1:2)
    4) When we stay within the framework of biblical doctrine, we find that it excludes any mention of a goddess or secondary deity.
    5) Finally and most importantly one must acknowledge that poetry can contain elements that are clearly not to be taken literally.”

    Just one problem you wrote after that, as below,

    “For example “Cain really did kill Abel, but then God said that “…the voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground” (Genesis 4:10). Literally, the blood did not cry from the ground, but the rhetorical means used here, communicates another form of personification found in Scripture to emphasize the killing.”

    Are you classifying God as an entity or are you boxing God to a billboard and stating He is nothing compared to human ways and he needs to be judged and not you.

    a Scientific explanation of vibration”Vibration, periodic back-and-forth motion of the particles of an elastic body or medium, commonly resulting when almost any physical system is displaced from its equilibrium condition and allowed to respond to the forces that tend to restore equilibrium.”
    “Different organs of the human body produce different resonance frequencies. The heart resonance frequency is ~ 1 hz. The brain has a resonance frequency of ~ 10 hz, blood circulation about 0.05 to 0.3 hz”

    I hope the above helps in understanding the literature part of The Word.

    Fun Reading, but please take this down before you find this somewhere funny, like in court.

    I so badly want to dissect your article but there is so little time to do this and I imagine this will be deleted soon.

    If you ever need an ethical hacker or network security specialist please mail.

    I will pray for you,
    God bless you.

  32. Dear Dean Vosloo

    :laugh: Your comment is so cute, you try so hard to sound biblically literate, especially about frequencies etc. Tom and I had a discussion about this the other day about vibrations and frequencies and how shamanistic it was.

    Thank you for the threat (I’m used to Satan’s attacks), and no I will not take this down. Nowhere have I posted defamatory statements about Leon, I’ve exposed this false teachings. End of story.

    Not sure if you’ve read these verses, maybe you would like to:

    1 Corinthians 6:1-8 1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. 7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? 8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

  33. Hi Dean Vosloo.

    As for judgment the following.

    But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man (not even in court). (1 Corinthians 2:15)

    That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (Ephesians 4:14)

    Which one would you like to be – a little spoiled brat who loves to be deceived by wolves in sheep’s clothing or a mature spiritual man who rightly divides the word and judges all things righteously? Please choose the right one because it may have some bearing on where you are going to spend the rest of eternity.

  34. Thanks Thankful4Grace

    And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. (Matthew 23:12-13)

  35. Robbie says:

    Dean Vosloo.

    Theft is against the law, false witnessing and lying is against the law, manipulating the innocent (and ignorant) for financial gain is against the law….

    Someone going to tell Leon du Preez?

  36. Shannon says:

    the way you attack Leon du Preez is not right! The spirit behind yr actions is mean, cruel and evil

  37. Shannon. Would you mind proving to us from Scripture that our discernment of Leon du Preez’s sermons is mean, cruel and evil?

  38. Shannon, we wait patiently… :wait:

  39. Elie Makhlouf says:

    Deborah, may Christ bless you and proclaim his double-edged sword in your ministry. There are many charlatans in this world which claim they are prophets and see visions and speak for God. Those who are truly called will expose with a sound mind and sound reasoning their nefarious ways. I read in Jeremiah 23

    16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.

    17 They say still unto them that despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

    Every one of these false prophets who takes glory unto themselves will have a lot to answer for before Jesus’ throne and all their work will burn away, fortunately.

    God said in Isaiah 48
    “…I will not give my glory unto another.”

    Jesus said:
    John 5:43
    I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

    Tragic that those who do not study diligently may perish for lack of knowledge. But of course, that is what true believers are called to do, not to take glory unto themselves, but to elevate the only one worthy of Glory, our King, Like it says in Timothy “Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” The Lord Jesus, and anyone who is caught unaware or unsincere will be exposed and sadly perish.

    Many Deborah sadly perish simply for a lack of knowledge, it seems the coagulation of followers to men like Leon is not uncommon, for many who are not diligent will follow any person ignorantly and without scrutiny.

    Any person that kneels before Jesus can stand against any man who contradicts him.

    Blessings to you sister from above, and protection in the name of Jesus Christ be upon you and your family. Keep exposing!

    Isaiah 9:5
    For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

  40. Something for you to read.


    Sophia is the ecumenical “Mary” (demon) who wishes all religions to unite. She will eventually be the woman who rides the beast (Antichrist).

    So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:3-5).

  41. Nay says:

    As someone who has attended this church once and have family actively serving this church, I fully agree with this article. In my opinion this church’s focus is money. There have been people stating “testimonies” about how poor they were and since joining the church can afford a R30 000 outfit. This is ridiculous. Since when do we go to church to announce how much money we have and how expensive our items we own are. All hey promote is money. Since when do we go to church to become rich? We go to church to praise and worship God and to hear his message not about how rich people has become since joining the church. Every person who I have spoken to who belongs to ECC always praises Leon Du Preez as if he is God himself, he is very much being put on a pedestal. Very rarely is there mention of how amazing God is, it’s always how amazing Leon is. These people are idolizing him. Sounds more like a colt than a church.

  42. Dear Nay. Thank you for your comment. Indeed, Leon du Preez’s church is a pagan cult that has absolutely nothing to do with the pure and unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. . . Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. 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. (Jude 1:3-4; 1:11-13)

    Leon du Preez and his wife are playing with fire (the fires of hell) and need to repent of their evil because they are leading many astray and right into hell.

  43. Elize Bester says:

    Die man is ‘n satanis…in murg en been….maar wat my absoluut dronkslaan, is hoe mense ( volwasse, intelligente mense ) nie vir hulleself die vraag kan afvra: “Waar in die Woord van God staan hierdie absolute snert wat die man verkondig nie?. Hoe kry satan dit reg om mense so te verblind??? Julle wat hom volg is siek man. Gaan dat julle opgeneem word in Sterkfontein man!

  44. Karl says:

    Hi All…it is really frustrating when Christian’s judge each other…has anybody sat down with Leon and discussed matters with him…”do not judge lest he be judged”…yes whether right or wrong…ask him to appear before the brethren and true followers of Christ Jesus…yet who are the true followers of Christ…the devil has infiltrated so much of the common “Christian” that it has become almost impossible to discern the true followers of Christ…I personally do not belong to any denomination as it has become a hit and miss…as everyone is judging everyone else…and that is Christian’s judging each other..why?? GOD Our FATHER Is the only Judge…so why Judge…when you Judge you make yourself higher than God…rather have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ who will direct you in the Way you should go and Trust that Way…there is only ONE WAY to the Father…and that’s Jesus Christ…any other way is false…WE are the Temples of God…no denomination can lead us to God except Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit…there is no other Way…Our Lord knew that in the end times His people will be subjected to this confusion of doctrine..yet if you read the Word of God in all versions there is only One character of Jesus that is portrayed…LOVE…even Our Lord Jesus has broken it right down for us..there is only three aspects…Faith, Hope and Love and the greatest of these is Love…try to get that right…Love God with ALL your body mind and soul and Love your neighbour as yourself…get that right and the Kingdom of God belongs to you…nothing else matters…Try it…NO Prosperity Gospel, or Healing Gospel, or any other Gospel will get you to Our Father…JESUS CHRIST left us an example..follow His example and all will be well with your soul…No arguments, discrepancies, conspiracies, or the like matter…Only Jesus Christ and His example to us…end of story.

  45. Karl, you have a completely wrong impression of what it means to judge. We are commanded to judge ALL THINGS.

    But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. (1 Co 2:15)

  46. Tania says:

    I have been keeping an eye on Leon on Facebook for quite some time and I have always received an uneasy feeling about him. I never could listen to his preaching right to the end but have listened enough to know enough.

    What bothers me the most is the followers that Idolize him. They continuously thank and adore this ‘Father Leon”. Just go have a look at all the comments. They only praise him and not once does he correct them and tell them to focus thanks and praise on Jesus. Matthew 23:9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.
    Secondly it seems nothing comes cheap with Leon. The prices on his website are ridiculous. If they demand those amounts for me to receive the gospel of Jesus, then it clearly shows you their interest.
    The 1st lesson on dream interpretation that was for free on Facebook. I learned absolutely nothing from it. There was nothing I could take home from that. Another money making scheme?
    Leon is a follower of Bennie Hinn, Joyce Meyer, etc. Shall we start how false these prosperity creatures are?
    I pray that Leon returns to the relationship he had with Jesus long ago.

  47. Dear Tania

    I am glad to hear you felt uneasy, that was the Holy Spirit warning you.

    Stay away from the occult, like dream interpretation. Leon teachings nothing but the occult.

    Unfortunately Leon never had a relationship with Jesus Christ the Son of God. I do however pray he gets saved and repents of his wickedness.

  48. Mark says:

    Ephesians 5:

    Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

    2 Timothy 4:3-4

    For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

    Matthew 7:15 

    “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

    2 Peter 2:1

    But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

    2 John 1:7

    For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.

    2 Peter 2:3 

    And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.


    Maybe it would be helpful to step back first and get the bigger picture of the New Testament response to those who live and teach in ways that lead others into error and ruin, and then zero in on 1 Corinthians 4:5 for some guidelines for how we should speak and write about such people.

    Beware the Wolves

    So let’s begin with Jesus. Matthew 7:15: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” And the word beware means all of us should be alert, but especially shepherds, to identify not just false teaching, but false teachers, whose ways are subtle. They’re clothing themselves with lamb’s wool while they’re wolves.

    And Paul used the same Greek word for beware in Acts 20:28–29 when he said, “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. . . . I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the.”

    “In order to protect the flock, we should expose false teachers and minimize the spread of the gangrene.”

    Jesus used the same word again in Matthew 16:6, but he got more specific: “Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Paul had the same kind of group in mind and the same kind of error in mind in Philippians 3:2 and 3:18: “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.” And then verse 18: “For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.” Then in Romans 16:17, he warned, “Watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.”

    Avoid, Rebuke, Call Out

    To avoid them, you have to know who they are. You can’t avoid somebody if you don’t know who they are. This idea of identifying and avoiding shows up in 1 Corinthians 5:112 Thessalonians 3:6142 Timothy 3:52 John 10. In other words, Christians, and shepherds in particular, should be discerning and alert to behavior and teaching that dishonors Christ and destroys people — and not treat it in a casual or harmless way.

    And then in 1 Timothy 5:19–20, Paul went beyond just “avoid them” to “rebuke them publicly.” So, speaking of elders who persist in error, he said, “Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. As for those who persist in sin” — and that can be sin of false doctrine or sin of evil behavior, anyone who does not accept correction — “rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear..”

    And then Paul went on and actually named destructive false teachers:

    • “Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me” (2 Timothy 4:10).
    • “You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes” (2 Timothy 1:15).
    • “By rejecting this [faith and a good conscience], some have made shipwreck of their faith, among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander” (1 Timothy 1:19–20).
    • “Their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus” (2 Timothy 2:17).

    Paul names at least six false teachers that the church should watch out for.

    So, I infer from Jesus and Paul and Luke and John that false teaching and destructive behavior are present dangers in this fallen world for the church. And all of us — especially shepherds, pastors — should be alert and discerning to identify and, in appropriate ways, expose. In order to protect the flock, we should expose them and minimize the spread of the gangrene (as Paul calls it).

  49. Jack Gournsey says:

    Mark bredenkamp is fighting with Leon now on Facebook.

  50. Yvette Taljaard says:

    How can you serve the God Almighty and other gods?

  51. Yvette Taljaard

    Well Aaron, the brother of Moses, seemed to have had no qualms to worship other gods in the Name of God.

    And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.(Exo 32:1-5)

    Fortunately for him, he repented of his evil.

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