David Hogan: False Prophet & Heretic

David Hogan: False Prophet & Heretic

Imagine a woman walks into a room wearing stethoscope around her neck. As she takes a few steps into the room she glances at a man seated opposite of her and she yells at the man, “Amoxicillin!”  She then looks towards a woman leaning against the wall and yells, “myocardial infarction!” Without skipping a beat, she continues to walk through the room heading towards the back exit and before she departs, she glances toward an infant and shouts, “Gastroenteritis!” This woman had the appearance of a health care provider, confidently and loudly shouted medical sounding words, but it was a charade of utter nonsense.  And this example illustrates the ministry of David Hogan.

 In speaking engagements, David Hogan routinely chirps, hops, and skips while shouting, “Jesus is King!” all sandwiched between Christian-sounding words and pietistic platitudes. To the casual observer he sounds like he is saying something—after all, a lot of words are emanating from his mouth—but, when Hogan breaks out in his Christianese, he is quite literally not saying anything meaningful. Hogan might as well be chirping and hopping while saying, “Pizza squid is light mud car!  Jesus is King!  Fire!” I am confident many in attendance would still throw up a hand and respond back, “Amen!”

 This is not to say that Hogan is incapable of coherent thinking or clear expression. He has no problem talking about how tough he is, how brave he is, how strong he is, and how spiritually gifted he is—he has a lifetime of tall tales about himself. In between stories about himself, he most likely will share a story about how the “Holy Ghost” knocked some people around a room and they left saved. Hogan routinely uses the word, “gospel,” but I have yet to hear him explain the gospel. The best I have been able to conclude is that David Hogan’s gospel is all about power and health. I am not being hyperbolic when I assert that Hogan’s gospel is entirely about power and health, I have not heard him talk about the gospel in any other terms.

 We ought not be surprised of Hogan’s different gospel; listen to Hogan explain or teach Holy Scripture and it becomes clear why he has such a shallow and poor theology. For example, listen to five minutes of Hogan explain Luke 17:11-19 and it ought to become clear he is NOT pulling from the biblical text—he is borrowing a few facts from Scripture to make a point that is not in the text.

David Hogan is a false prophet and a heretic.  I am willing to correct this label is someone can provide me a video of David Hogan sharing the biblical gospel or correctly handling (teaching) the word of God.