Last year, we sponsored the “Guess Who? Elijah List Challenge” game where we asked readers to guess which Elijah List “Prophet” was a plagiarist. The Culprit in the Pulpit turned out to be none other than Amanda Wells.
If you’d like to catch up on how Amanda Wells reacted to being called out you can read these articles here:
Amanda Wells Whinge Binge Part 1
Amanda Wells Whinge Binge Part 2
Around the same time last year, there were some Concerned Christians who took the time to privately reach out to each and every “prophet” on the Elijah List and let them know about Amanda Wells plagiarizing and pointing them to this website containing the evidence below:
Can you guess how many of the 126 Prophets on the Elijah list who were contacted privately took the time to respond to these Concerned Christians? Here’s a hint: 15 is too generous a number.
The final answer is 5. That’s right, only 5 people from the 126 Elijah List Prophets who were contacted last year responded. Most of these Elijah List Prophets are self proclaimed entrepreneurs, authors, business operators, etc. They of all people should understand the importance of customer service and promptly responding to concerns.
The 5 Elijah List Prophets who responded to these Concerned Christians are:
Amanda Wells, Lance Wallnau, Johnny Enlow, Lana Vawser, and Theresea Phillips. That’s it.
And can you guess which of the 5 people listed above was decent enough to take a genuine interest in the message of these Concerned Christians?
The correct answer is 1… ONE! You didn’t read that incorrectly, only one person took the time to hear out these Concerned Christians.
That’s quite alarming considering the fact that:
1. Plagiarism is illegal
2. There’s legitimate proof that Amanda Wells is a plagiarist
3. Amanda Wells has CONTINUED to plagiarize since last year DESPITE BEING CALLED OUT.
What does Scripture say about those who persist in sin?
19 Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. (1 Timothy 5:19-20)
For those of you who think that we’re being harsh on all the Elijah List Prophets, we’d urge you to re-read this post that Amanda Wells wrote last year on 10/11/2016:
And this is coming from the woman who posts messages like this on her Facebook?
The word “hypocrite” comes to mind…
Anyway, back to the Cupcake post. Wells wrote a bit too much information.
“I posted something back in April and didn’t put the guys name on it……. To then send over 40 messages, texts and emails……. what is that? Hey I deleted it, stuff happens I called a cupcake a muffin.”
Without realizing it, she admitted that she knew that over 40 messages had been sent to other Elijah List Members. All of them knew about Amanda Wells plagiarizing and none of them confronted her or rebuked her.
It’s both distressing and disturbing that 126 people who claim to be hearing from God haven’t called out Amanda Wells for engaging in illegal activity. Instead, Amanda Wells has continued to preach and be endorsed by Katherine Ruonala since last year. One can’t help but wonder why this plagiarist is still among the the ranks in the Elijah List and continues to preach behind pulpits.
Are the Elijah List Prophets refusing to call out Amanda Wells’ plagiarism because they’re engaging in similar illegal behaviors?
If this were a different case where Christians were calling out a sexual predator or pedophile among their ranks, would the Elijah List prophets still refuse to call out that fellow prophet’s sins and properly deal with the matter? Would they still ignore their “critics” and allow that sexual predator to continue preaching behind pulpits?
It would be helpful if the Elijah List Prophets answered these questions. Their silence can easily be seen as them condoning the illegal practices of Amanda Wells.
Below are the screenshots that these Concerned Christians took after they messaged all the Elijah List Prophets they could get ahold of.
Categories: Mysti-Chicks Uprising (MCU), New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)
Love of Money. If now they addressed Wells’ constant plagarism they would look extremely bad for not having done so earlier. Because they chose not to address the spiritual crime they are now accomplices in hiding the crime.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Hiding behind silence is as effective as cows hiding behind trees. Only people not already looking for those cows can drive past without noticing them there.
Reblogged this on Erik in Oz and commented:
Time to take out the trash ..
knock knock #winteriscoming #repent
My thoughts – It’s such a high calling to act as watches and to call out injustice. To me if one is going to talk the talk one also needs to be able to walk the walk in there own life. I think it might not be completely fair to say about the Elijah List Prophets a number of around 120. Their silence can easily be seen as them condoning the illegal practices of Amanda Wells. It’s too much of a blanket statement for me. They might have there own weaknesses there working through even thou God calls them to be a prophet. I have my own failings so if I want my talk to match my walk I need to be gracious to others. So I might not be as zealous in this area as others would like which could be perceived as condoning something while being silent but that would not be the case.
I thank God for the watchers it is a blessing to the body and it could be a lonely road.
The difference between you and the Elijah List folk is that they CLAIM to be prophets. However, if they were truly prophets, then the all-knowing/seeing God who they claim speaks through them today would reveal that their was a fraud among them.
Their silence is a clear indicator that they are not prophets and are in fact the very criminals Christ will send to the lake of fire. (Matthew 7.)
It is Jesus that does not tolerate them and claims he never knew them. So if you think we are being harsh with these people – please re-read Matthew 7.
Hello Chris Robinson,
I believe I understand what you’re saying, in that their silence doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re condoning this behavior of Amanda Wells.
However, I would ask you to consider the Bible verses that the Concerned Christians shared with each of these Elijah List members:
“The Bible is clear that we are to, in love, call people to repentance when they are in sin.
“11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13 God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.” (1 Corinthians 5:11-13)
We are also to silence those who are “teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach”:
“10 For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. 11 They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.” (Titus 1:10-11)
We are also to publicly rebuke those persisting in sin, which Amanda Wells is guilty of doing:
19 Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. (1 Timothy 5:19-20)”
The Bible is clear that Christians are to call out other Christians who are in sin. Here are the questions I would ask the Elijah List Members to answer:
1. Why didn’t God tell you that Amanda Wells was plagiarizing the works of others?
2. Why aren’t you calling out Amanda Wells for plagiarizing the works of others?
3. Why hasn’t God told Amanda Wells to stop plagiarizing the works of others?
These people say God talks to them daily, so it would make sense for God to tell them that Amanda Wells is plagiarizing.
I expressed my own opinion that was about it. No I don’t think you are being harsh for I don’t now what God has laid on your heart. I also don’t know what God has laid on some of there heart’s if that is to stay out of the Amanda Well’s issue. As you said I am no prophet and for lack of any clear revelation I guess am taking a neutral position but am happy enough to let/bless thous called to this work to do this work for we are all members of one body and we each have a function.
May God Truly Bless you all 🙂
“I guess am taking a neutral position”
So you’re neither hot nor cold? Are you familiar with what Jesus said he will personally do to people who are like this?
You either love Christ by keeping his Word – or you love false prophets who lie and pervert Christ’s teachings. This is not a position to be neutral over.