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A teacher to warn you about was brought to my attention by one of my readers: his name is Steve Cioccolanti. Since his base is Australia, and most of his missions are in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, he will probably remain unknown among most American Christians. However, it appears that he often travels to teach his eschatological beliefs, and everyone can find him on the Internet, so I believe there should be warnings about him also posted on the Internet.
This immediately sends up red flags - in what way does he see his church and people being “supernatural,” and what “supernatural” things to they do? I couldn’t find any answers to those questions on the site.
His "prophet's prayer" is claiming during the prayer that the person praying is indeed a prophet! Shades of NAR and IHOP!
So here is the summation about problems with Steve Cioccolanti:
Fascination with numerology
Apparent acceptance of women in pastoral roles
Divine healing teachings
Aberrant Word of Faith teachings (including “name-it-and-claim-it”)
Claims of supernatural powers for both himself and his church
Misuse of Scripture (i.e., poor hermeneutics)
Aberrant and false spiritual warfare teachings
Not accountable to his congregation for any teaching errors
Claims to be a prophet
Claims direct revelation from God
This is NOT a pastor who can be trusted with solid Biblical teachings.