The ‘spirit’ behind the Pensacola Revival and Michael Brown’s ministry.

When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first.” – Jesus, The Christ.

With Chris Rosebrough’s sermon review of Yonggi Cho below, we want our readers to note that the spirit behind Yonggi Cho’s ministry, teaching and prophecy is not the Holy Spirit. It is nothing more than a demonic spirit – a spirit that is eerily reminiscent of his former life as a Buddhist.

Yonggi Cho calls a demon the Holy Spirit

Further proof that the spirit in Yonggi Cho’s ministry can be found in his book ‘The Fourth Dimension, Volume Two’. Cho gives us insight to where all this teaching originally came from:

“My father was a hard-working man and was also very religious. In fact, he was a leading Buddhist layman in our area. Buddhism is somewhat different in Korea and Japan than in Southern Asia. We practiced a more intellectually philosophical Buddhism.”

Source: David Yonggi Cho, The Fourth Dimension Volume Two, (Published Bridge-Logos Publishers: 1983), pg. xi.

This is how he describes Buddhism:

Buddhism is quite systematic and logical. Its rituals are not hard to understand. This new religion [Christianity] was full of genealogy.  I could not accept that type of boring religion.

Source: David Yonggi Cho, The Fourth Dimension Volume Two, (Published Bridge-Logos Publishers: 1983), pg. xvi. (Emphasis ours.)

Cho shares that with his ‘conversion’ experience, he didn’t want to be part of a boring religion (NAR language) and continued to be attracted to systematic, logical and ritualistic spiritualism. We can see this form of Buddhism played out when reading his ‘4 Laws of Faith’ on the 4th Dimension:

The pagan teachings of Yonggi Cho

In this excerpt from his book, you will see the language is from New Age teachings and more specifically from Buddhism.  What’s even more disturbing is that Cho even acknowledged that the teachings he received from this ‘spirit’ were new, and he also knew they were controversial. He even states that he ‘endeavored to soften the impact of the revolutionary principles which I stated’. So if you want to access the pagan spiritual world of Yonggi Cho, you too can apply these pagan teachings to build your own ‘church’:

“In 1978 I wrote the first volume of The Fourth Dimension. At that time, I knew the spiritual condition of North America, but I endeavored to soften the impact of the revolutionary principles which I stated… Therefore, I have written this second volume to share in more depth and with more updated examples the principles of success that have allowed me to lead the largest single congregation in the world which now compromises over 275,000 active members…”

“As Christians we, therefore, must become aware of spiritual reality and familiarize ourselves with the fourth dimension so that we might be as comfortable in the three dimensional plane in which we live.

Therefore, the fourth dimension is that plane of existence where God dwells, which exists in a greater reality than the three-dimensional plane that we are all familiar with. “The lesser is always contained in the greater.” We must understand that the three dimensions of physical reality are contained in the greater plane of the spirit. It is possible for us to know the length, breadth, and depth of the love of God as well as all spiritual reality. The Holy Spirit has been given to us to guide us to this new reality we experience as Christians.”

Source: David Yonggi Cho, The Fourth Dimension Volume Two, (Published Bridge-Logos Publishers: 1983), pg. vii, ix-x.


So when Michael Brown boasts of Pensacola – he is not promoting the finished work of Jesus Christ – but the work of the devil himself. When Christians boast in Christ alone, Brown boasts in Pensacola. When Christians put their confidence in Christ, Brown puts it in… Pensacola.

And as you listen to Cho talking about how Pensacola started, you will soon realize that this is a move of Satan and his servants, not Christ and His Holy Spirit. This false prophet, along the schemers behind Pensacola constructed something that was false and allowed the demonic to manifest lying signs and wonders to trump the exaltation of Jesus Christ.

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The pagan teachings of Yonggi Cho

Source: Chris Rosebrough, More False Doctrine at Brownsville “Revival”, PirateChristian,, Published 21/07/2016. (Accessed 25/07/2016.)

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