"In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Insted, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths" (2 Timothy 4:1-4).
"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true" (Acts 17:11).
As you can see, even Paul's words were judged, according to Scripture. John also instructed us to check out the teachings of others and especially those who claim to be prophets:
Just because people get "healed" is no proof that the healer is from God:
And here is another false prophet Paul stopped in his tracks:
Satan can also counterfeit the miracles of God:
God gives us two guidelines to determine if a prophet is truly of God:
The New Testament Church has not been given the same Old Testament instruction to slay the false prophets, however, we are to mark and avoid those who give offence to the Body of Christ:
Please notice that the false prophet above was still able to perform miraculous signs and wonders and his dreams and prophecies came true, yet he was preaching another gospel. Christ warned us about false prophets:
Therefore the first thing to watch out for—even for one whose dreams and miracles, and prophecies come true—is to compare what they say with scripture because the main purpose of a false prophet is to lead people to turn away from the REAL Christ, i.e., go after other gods.
So, now we see that even if some of a prophet's miracles and prophecies come true, we only need to see ONE prophecy that doesn't come true for him to be deemed a false prophet.
Therefore, what we need to watch for when trying to decide if someone is a true prophet of God, is to determine if they are preaching a false gospel and also to notice if they have any failed prohecies. I believe Dimutru Duduman has failed both of those tests (see below).
Merely because someone is suffering is no proof they are doing the work of God."Although your comments concerning the prophecies God has given him reek of ignorance on a grand scale, I felt the need tor sound to these, that maybe, by some miracle God would enlighten you and show you the error of your ways."
I'm willing to change my opinion if I can be proven wrong, and it won't be the first time I have proven to be in error, either. Nor will it be the first time I have made a public apology for my errors. However, up to this point there is nothing that neither you, nor your grandfather, have said that has convinced me that he is truly a prophet of God.
"If Dumitru Duduman's words were truly from God then they wouldn't be contradicting what scripture says. God does not contradict himself and neither is he the author of confusion. Duduman's prophecies clearly contradict the Word of God through the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and John which I will endeavor to show below."
|#1 His very first prophecy indicates that America will burn and THEN China, Japan and other nations (Kings of the East) will fight the Russians. They will then unite against Israel. No mention was made of the Arabs in all these prophecies (except one short phrase)--oddly enough, but then most of these prophecies were written years ago--angels must not have known what was coming (chuckle). This will put America's burning some time before Rev 16:12 before 6th bowl by my recknoning. THEN Israel repents AFTER America burns. THEN the Messiah comes, THEN the church is Raptured, THEN the Battle of Armegeddon. Right here this tells me that the Angel is proposing a Pre-wrath Rapture or some semblance of it. It can't be Post Trib because it occurs before Armageddon. I have found too many flaws in the PreWrath postion to believe it and therefore I find what he says VERY suspect--but also for other reasons.|
I believe the Tribulation lasts 7 whole years and includes Armageddon. The battle of Armageddon will occur shortly before Christ comes back in judgment. The last 3 1/2 years are called the Great Tribulation. The first 3 1/2 years are merely the preparation of the stage for the great drama about to unfold but they are still part of the Tribulation spoken of in prophecy."The battle of the world against Israel that my grandfather foresaw, is that famed battle called Armageddon, and that is the only time Christ will return. That, also being the time His bride will meet Him in the air."
I disagree with this also, because there are two separate comings which can be easily proven from scripture. I'm not going to take the time to prove this right now because this post is long enough already, but you can search the PropheZine search engine and find numerous documents on file that will show the two separate comings of Christ.
Also, it would be impossible for Christ to come for the church at the end of Armageddon and rapture the church when everyone receives immortal bodies because at the same time Christ destroys all unbelievers. This would leave no one on earth to inhabit the millennium.
Your grandfather's belief that the church will have to endure the Tribulation follows right in line with his other belief which entails a works salvation, which I have shown in my original critique of his prophecies are not scriptural. I'm not going to take the time to expose that heresy either right now as ample critiqes of that theory can also be found in the PropheZine archives as well as my own critique of another document called, The Bride of Christ must get out of sin before Christ returns by Phillip B. Brown.
|#14 This is where he says when the book of Gentiles is complete "THEN i will return to MY people". Angels don't have "people". Also he says some names will be erased from the book of life. I disagree that there are two books of life--one for the Jews and one for the Gentiles--we are all part of one body. I also disagree that any names can be erased from the book of life. If that is so then we have to wipe out most of John ch 6 and many other texts where eternal salvation for all true believers is assured.|
The character traits of these so-called angels from God who were advising Duduman betray their true origin. If you will search all scriptures where angels are acting as messangers of God you will not find one instance where they say "probably" a judgment will occur. All angelic messages that are truly from God are finely detailed and all such messages that have been fulfilled already are also fulfilled with pinpoint accuracy--an accuracy that won't allow any spin doctoring, as I will show you have done below regarding Duduman's prophecies that you claim have been fulfilled.
And in fact, what Duduman is guilty of, is encouraging the worship of angels which has also been expressly forbidden:
And furthermore Duduman's prophecies run contrary to scripture where is concerns Mystery Babylon also. I do agree that Mystery Babylon may be the United States of America, HOWEVER, the agents of destruction are the Angelic Hosts of the Creator of the Universe.The following segment on Mystery Babylon is from Richard Coombes, the author of "America the Babylon: America's Destiny Foretold in Biblical Prophecy". Richard also concurs that Dumitru Duduman is a false prophet as well as preaching another gospel. He studied at the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago and Calvary Bible College in Kansas City and has had more than 30 years of theology research and study under some of the Christian world's most acknowledged scholars of the entire 20th Century.
"These destroying agents are pure and without sin which effectively eliminates their being the Russians or any other earthly entity. They execute the same basic judgment as at Sodom and Gomorrah (see Isaiah 13:19 and Jer. 50:40).
"Isaiah 13:1-6 indicates the sinless state of these agents of destruction, "I have commanded my holy ones (sanctified ones *quadash*); I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath . . ." The word *quadash* in the Hebrew means "to be clean without spot or blemish, holy, sacred" which very effectively eliminates any human reference to these agents of God.
"Also later in the verse the words, "mighty ones" and the phrase "to my nose" is found in the "original" Hebrew. the phrase "to my nose" is a Hebrew idiom referring to the passover feast meal where during the meal as a part of the ceremonial remembrance the participants bring to their nose the sweet smelling spices, i.e., to teach the doctrine that God smells the righteous ones with the same reaction as those who are cleansed by the blood of the sacrifice from sins. So that they too are pleasing before God by His Sacrifical blood of His Lamb.
"Therefore, these folks in verse 3 are the ones who carry out the judgment upon Mystery Babylon and verse 4 indicates that they are like (this is a grammatical term for a "simile" or, "Like as to") which doesn't mean that they are humans, but that they appear to have character traits like humans in the following ways, i.e., they are like the noise of a multitude on a mountain, as if they were a large group of people even as if they sound like a bunch of whole nations gathered together. These are those of the Lord of Hosts mustering His troops for battle, these sinless ones.
"Verse 5 says that they come from a "Far Country, from the end of heaven." this is a Hebrew term that is badly mistranslated in the Hebrew again and it means literally in the Hebrew that they are coming from a place beyond Earth in the Heavens where God lives, i.e., they are NOT coming from Russia, nor China nor any other nation on Earth as Duduman prophesied. Therefore, Duduman's prophecies re Bablylon are also in contradiction to the Word of God.
The Book America, The Babylon: America's Destiny Foretold in Biblical Prophecy by Richard Coombes, goes into great detail regarding the identity of these agents of Divine Judgment:"If you don't believe there is a different regimen for Jews and Gentiles, I urge you to read Revelation 7. In the end times, because of the promises God made to Abraham Isaac, and Jacob, God will save a certain amount of Jews, regardless. He will fulfill His covenant."
It is obvious God has a separate program for believing Isreal that is separate from how he intends to deal with the Church. However, what both you and your grandfather appear to be forgetting is that there are BOTH Jews and Gentiles in the Church. Therefore your comment above is not accurate.
Re James 2:14-25 Rather than lengthen this article any longer to prove you have misinterpreted those verses in James and taken them out of context I will just provide a link to an analysis to a study of James 2:14-25, showing that James was indeed teaching that salvation is by faith alone.
Paul warned us about those who preach another Gospel--one that teaches salvation by works instead of Grace.
And as far as the Eternal Salvation doctrine being a fantasy, Ephesians 2:8-9 makes it absolutely clear that there is no possible alternative other than Grace by Faith ALONE (the following study of Ephesians 2:8-9 is also from Richard Coombes):
"For it is BY GRACE you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--NOT BY WORKS, so that no one can boast" (Eph. 2:8-9). "This means that there is nothing we humans can do to either gain or loose our salvation. Let's dig a little deeper into the Greek text of this passage:
"The word "by Grace" is *xaris*, Strongs #5485, and means "something unearned" or "something undeserved." In other words, Grace is a gift from God--an unmerited gift, i.e., it can't be earned. It is NEVER used as a transactional term in which something is exchanged for something else in return, i.e., works for Grace. A gift is not a gift if you have to earn it. If you have to earn it then it becomes "works," and Eph. 2:8-9 just said that this Grace given by God does not come by works.
"The word "saved" is *sesohsmenoi* which is a verb that is called a Perfect Participle verb and is in the Passive voice, neuter in gender and is in the second person plural (see an analytical Greek Testament to confirm this, i.e., The Analytical Greek Testmament by Barbara & Timothy Friberg) The main root of this word is *Sohdzoh* Strong's #4982 and means "to be saved or to KEEP SAFE." As is noted above "saved" is a Perfect Participle which means this is in the imperative sense. The Perfect Participle means this verb is in a PRESENT state, resulting from a past action with a PERMANENT RESULT. This means it is an action for which there is NO ESCAPE. You cannot jump out of the condition of a perfect participle! (see New Testament Greek for Beginners" by Dr. J. Gresham Machen, Pub. by Macmillan Press, Copyright 1923).
"Therefore the very first phrase of Ephesians 2:8 is telling us that "it is by an UNDESERVED or UNEARNED gift (which was an action by God himself in a point of time past) that has produced a present state of salvation that is incapable of being changed." This means that the state of salvation cannot be changed by you or by God, no matter what. It is a never-ending process. The phrase actually should be translated as:
For by an unearned and undeserved gift are you being saved (or kept safe) and incapable of being changed from that state . . . forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever, etc., etc., etc., into eternal infinity.
"Let's continue analyzing verse 8:
"The word "through" is *dia* and means "through the agency of." It carries the idea of agency.
""Faith" is *Pisteuoh*, Strong's #4100 and means "To think to be true, to be mentally persuaded of, to credit or place confidence. RELIANCE." It is a mental attitude, NOT A HEART feeling. The word connotes mental persuasion, not emotion.
""And NOT of yourselves", is *Doh-ron* of God. Doh-ron is Strong's #1435 and means "a gift, a present, Something that is not earned."
"And Verse 9:
"Not of Works." The word "works" is *ergon*, Strong's #2041 and means "business, employment, that with which anyone is occupied of any product whatever, an act or a deed, or A THING DONE."
"Should boast" is *Kauxaysaytai*, Strong's #2744 and means "glory or boast, brag or testimony to, exult, etc."
"If we put all of this together we have:
For (a word, by the way, that introduces "reason") by grace you are having been saved (or kept safe), you are being saved and you will forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever (a continuous never-ending process for which it is impossible to change or jump out of) keep on being saved through the agency of mental reliance (or mental persuasion) and that not of yourselves; it is the GIFT OF GOD, NOT OF DEEDS or things done, lest any man should boast (or brag).
"Therefore, Salvation is not attained by anything we can do, period! Salvation is also an ongoing process by which no one who enters into it can get out of it in terms of actual salvation. Christians often live under something other than "grace," but the Christian life is SUPPOSED to be lived by Grace THROUGH Faith, and not just for the sake of our salvation either, but our entire WALK with God. See the entire book of Galations where Paul warns about mixing works with faith where it regards salvation. There is no faith plus anything. It's all faith or there is no salvation.
"There are those who try to incorporate works into their program, but this doesn't mean they aren't saved--they have merely fallen from God's grace. God operates his blessings on a grace only basis. You can fall from God's grace by operating under the basis of a mix of works plus faith but it won't get you anywhere---sort of like puting your car's transmission into neutral. It doesn't mean a loss of salvation but it does mean a loss of fellowship with God.
Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him" (Heb. 11:6).
However, you said above that Revelation 3:5 means that our name CAN be blotted out of the book of Life. We know that scripture does not contradict scripture. So who is taking scripture out of context here? Ephesians 2:8-9 happens to be a scripture that cannot be taken out of context because of it's grammatical structure, therefore it is crystal clear in it's meaning. Therefore, Rev 3:5, which is not clear, has to mean something else and it shouldn't be relied on to support (or deny) a bible doctrine when other scriptures are much clearer."You mention in one of your writings that you have children. If your children believed that there were no consequences to their actions, would they still remain obedient to you? Just a thought."
Whether my children obey me or not does not negate the fact that they are still my children. However, you make obedience a "work" for salvation and this isn't how God operates according to Scripture. All true believers have been washed in the blood of Jesus and when God looks on us, even though we still sin (and will until the day we die, or the rapture), we are still justified in his sight because of Christ's blood and the fact that he died in our place and already paid the penalty of sin for us.
|#15 This is where he says that when the book is complete Grace will leave the gentiles. I disagree with this also as Grace is a prerequisite to salvation and there are multitudes of Gentiles saved during the Tribulation.|
The topic above was "Grace leaving the gentiles." And this wasn't even referred to. I explained Grace thoroughly up above.
#23 One of the angels looked toward me and said, "Why are you discouraged and sad? Do not lose your faith. I will repay all your work and suffering. The eyes of many are looking toward your wife to see if she will be healed. In a short time she will be."|
#33The angel told Duduman, "I took your wife". A few visions back (number 23) he said he would "heal" his wife. Did the Angel make a mistake or did God change his mind???? I think this is the most definitive statement made by Duduman. If he can't even prophesy correctly about his own wife then he is not a prophet from God.
The FACT is, she died, didn't she? The prophecy above doesn't say anything about ONLY her leg being healed. And she only walked for "many weeks"? What kind of a "healing" is that? When God heals someone it is 100%. Dumitru also claimed to have had a vision and was told that she would survive him and take over his ministy (this prophecy was removed from the web sites after she died--I wonder why?). This didn't come true either. And then Dumitru was also "supposed" to be healed so he could continue with his "ministry," but he died also.
God doesn't give out wishy washy prophecies. He is accurate and precise and his prophecies are full of details that cannot be missed. Your grandfather's "messenger" however is not precise in either the details of the events nor the timing of those events. and is therefore not of God.
|#38 In Hospital now. Nov 29,1996. Dumitru is told "We fought hard against death for you. It was a hard fight. Do not fear. You will not leave. You still have work to do." He then died. I don't know when he died but in the Nov '97 issue of Prophecy Club now his grandson has decided to take over his "work" after his grandfather's death. And then the angel tells him re the meaning of the 3 stars: "we won't say exactly but it PROBABLY means--in another 3 years a great massacre." Obviously the Angel knew he would die and yet he gives him a "Probably" answer for his last vision.|
I notice you have ignored my emphasis of the "probably" above. The fact remains he did die within 6 months and his work as a "prophet" of God was ended. According to the context of the above "vision" the "work" it could not have been merely starting an orphanage. An orphanage was not mentioned in any of the 39 prophecies that I critiqued. And furthermore you, his grandson, have taken over the "work" of his prophetic ministry.
The major problem with this "prophecy" is that it is not detailed enough and does not follow the pattern of prophecies in the Bible. Any massacre could be claimed to be a fulfillment for this prophecy. However, according to the context of this passage it is apparent that this massacre is to occur in America and come from several points on the globe surrounding America, and it will occur in "probably" three years. This prophecy was given in 1996 which means it's fulfillment should occur around Nov 1999. We won't have long to find out if this one is true or not but then how can you pinpoint this prophecy anyway when it has a Probable fulfillment--and then you have to consider that even the "angels" didn't know if, or when it would be fulfilled. I think I could put more faith into the Easter bunny bringing me candy on Easter morning that this prophecy.
Stan Johnson of the Prophecy club claims to have calculated when the three years would be concluded in his July/August 1997 Newsletter:
Dumitru had a dream of the Books of Life. The angel said there were four pages remaining in August 1991. In November of 1993, he had another dream and the angel told him 1 3/4 pages remained. That is 27 months to fill 2 1/4 pages or .08333333333 pages per month, or about 12 months per page." January 13, 1996, Dimitru had the final vision of the Books of Life. The angel told him one page remained. From November 1993 to January 1996 is 26 months to fill 3/4 page. Which is .02884615384615 pages per month, or 34.66666666667 months per page. The angel said the last page would not take longer to fill but shorter. The longest it took a page to fill is 34.66666666667 months. Add 34 months to January 13, 1996, and you arrive at November 1998! Let me say that again. THE LATEST IT COULD BE IS NOVEMBER 1998, which is within 14 months of Jesus Christ's 2,000th birthday, the Day of Atonement and the first possible date Israel could celebrate a Jubilee. Are you catching the importance of this?
Let's get the average number of months for the first three pages to fill. August 1991 to January 1996 is 53 months. Divide three pages by 53 months is 17.66666666667 average months per page. Now let's find out the average time it would take for all four pages to fill. Multiply the average months (17.66666666667) per page by four pages. On the average, the Gentile Book of Life should be filled in 70.66666666667 months or June 1997! The angel said it would not take longer but shorter for the last page to fill. The shortest a page filled was 12 months, the average is 17.7, and the longest is 34.6 months.
In summary, the shortest time would be January 1997; the average, June 1997; the longest, November 1998.
Based on simple mathematics, I give America a 10% chance of making it through the summer. That's a 90% chance we will NOT make it past September 12, 1997, unpunished! I estimate only a 5% chance of making it through 1997. It looks impossible to make it through 1998.
My Summer 1997 90% Scenario:
I give the September 12, 1997, scenario and timing of the punishment coming on America a 90% chance of being accurate. I give America a 90% chance it will begin this summer, 95% chance it will happen sometime in 1997, and a 100% chance we will not make it through 1998. We know the American economy will fall, and there will be an internal revolution; that is prophesied. I think Scripture confirms this scenario.
The document used to be on the prophecy club site but has been removed.
Therefore Stan Johnson's interpretation of Duduman's major prophecy about the destruction of America came and went and nothing happened and yet his grandson and others are still claiming he is a true prophet of God, regardless of the fact that he has several failed prophecies already. The same thing happend with the Jehovah's Witnesses--when their plethora of prophecies failed they just removed all traces of their original predictions from their online sources to cover up their folly and kept forging ahead. Those promoting the Duduman prophecies are following in their footsteps. This leads me to no other conclusion than that those promoting Duduman's prophecies are involved in a deliberate coverup of the truth.
The following is a prophecy that I didn't mention in my previous critique of Duduman's propecies. It occurred on November 22 1995:
|#34While I was praying I heard a prophecy for myself. "Get ready, and sanctify yourself, you and yours, that you and yours may not take part in the trials that are ahead. This is why I have shown you these things. I have shown you what is to come in a short while. All that you have seen is at the door, because the sin and wickedness have reached the throne of God's mercy." Then there was great lightening and thunder. I fell to the ground and was awakened from my sleep.|
The angel told Duduman to sanctify himself so, "that you and yours may not take part in the trials that are ahead." In other words, Duduman wasn't supposed to die and he wasn't supposed to take part in the trials that lie ahead and neither was his family. Yet Dimitru Duduman died and so did his wife.
Also, please note that the angel told Duduman that he is to "sanctify himself and his family." Since when does anyone but Christ sanctify??? We are sanctified by His blood, not by our actions. This is truly a false gospel straight from the lips of a demonic angel.
I believe your words were not only harsh they were also adhominic. However, I have chosen to not respond in kind. Also what you just said above implies, if your grandfather were still alive, I would be in some kind of grave danger for speaking out against him.
This is exactly the reason I refused to give out my phone number and snail mail address to those involved in your ministry so you could contact me. Did your grandfather also give glory to God when he was punishing "fools" who refuted what he said? Any person who purports to be speaking the Word of God and yet refuses to listen to sound reason when people disagree with his teaching is not living according to scripture, i.e., letting Bereans question his teaching."You dear lady, have no concept of what real sacrifice, worship, or even Christianity is, and for that I pity you. "
You don't know me and therefore you have no idea what kinds of sacrifices I have made in my life and in my Christian walk, or in what manner I worship God either. And furthermore my Christian walk is not dependent on your opinion of me. However, the God I worship is apparently not the same one you worship..your God is built on the dreams and delusions of your grandfather--none of which can be supported by scripture.
"For it is better to have never known the truth, than to have known the truth and not obey it."
Right on! and One day I hope the Lord will bring you to that truth.
With tough love in Christ,
Michael Duduman Boldea"
Christ condemned the Jews for their lack of understanding of the "signs of the times" laid out in Scripture (Matt. 16:1-4), and he also cursed the people and the city of Jerusalem because they did not "recognize the time of his coming" (Luke 19:41-44). Both Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed in 70 AD because of their blindness and the people taken captive. And Jesus won't excuse people in this age either for following False Prophets because it will only open the door for them to worship the Antichrist (Revelation 13:12).
What we have here in Duduman's prophecies is a false prophet presenting contradictions of scripture and preaching a false gospel. However, I believe the false gospel part of his "ministry" is even more pernicious than the failed prophecies because it leads people into trusting in a works salvation. Therefore, there can be only one source for Duduman's "angelic" messages, Satan himself masquerading as a "messenger of light."
Paul warned us about those who preach a false gospel:
And his grandson will suffer the same fate for promoting this same false gospel and false prophecies. Therefore I am asking everyone who has read this post to pray for Michael Duduman Boldea and everyone else connected to his ministry to see the error of their ways before it's too late.
My thanks to Richard Coombes for helping me with this response.
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