The Board of Trustees for this false prophet's website caught him red-handed sending fraudulent messages while posing as various alter-egos and they confronted him about it. He admitted that he had been purposely deceiving everyone and decided to finally stop the charade. A few days later he changed his mind and tried to rationalize his deception and is once again claiming to be a prophet.
07/22/2009 - NOTICE FROM 4HisPeople Board: The 4 His People Ministry Board learned of some very disturbing information the week of July 15. This information has led us to believe that though the dreams appear to be of a supernatural source, we now believe that this source was of Satan. Along with the meetings being cancelled and no future meetings authorized by the board, please know that Ernie and Becky Knoll are suspended from any activity related to the 4 His People Ministry.
Please cease contributing funds to this ministry.
For those of you who read the testimony and/or received emails from someone going by the name of “Candace”, we were able to determine through tracking email IP information, that Ernie Knoll is “Candace”. When pressed, he admitted to this on July 21 at 2:43pm in a phone call to two ministry board members. We have also determined that the “Great Commission Counsel” is also Ernie Knoll.
We urge everyone who has a “dream book” to throw it away, as we now understand that there are mind control elements in it.
We sincerely apologize to all who have read and believed these messages. We pray that those whose lives have been affected, including those of us on this ministry team and our families, will find closure. Thankfully, we have a loving Savior in Jesus Christ who is willing to forgive all who come to Him with sincere repentance.
While we have concerns about some of the arguments and statements made by those who openly opposed the dreams, we apologize to you specifically. We may at some time in the future ask that you consider the unscriptural positions taken, but it is clearly not appropriate at this time.
Please know that all of us involved in this ministry, only ever wanted to serve in the cause of Christ, to win souls for the kingdom. It is our prayer that those who have returned to Jesus, as a result of these messages, will not cast Him aside. While we cannot trust in man’s opinions, we can trust Jesus. Always look to Jesus for light and strength. May He find us ready, when He returns.
4 His People Ministry Board
07/17/2009 - NOTICE FROM ERNIE: We know this will come as a shock, but we have come to believe that the dreams are not of God. Even though there was truth in them, there was also error. We believe that Candace may have been an evil angel. I also received personal dreams that were obviously not from God. We will be putting a notice on our website soon. Our future meetings have been cancelled. ... Thank you.
Satan knows his time is short and is working to deceive even the very elect. We are so sorry and pray that the Lord will guide us into all truth.
Love & prayers
Ernie & Becky
07/22/2009 - NOTICE FROM Ernie and Becky reportedly sent to some supporters:
From: Ernie and Becky Knoll
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:30 AM
To: Ernie and Becky Knoll
Subject: Public confession
By now you may have heard or read that Candace was a hoax. I created “her” to try to deter some of the negative things that people were saying about the ministry and it went downhill from there. (Becky did not learn about it until a couple days ago.) The dreams were also not from God. I want to say I am truly sorry and want to ask for forgiveness. Becky wants to ask for your forgiveness as well that she was deceived. We have repented of our sins and pray that healing will come to you and all those we have affected. On a positive note, we are glad that the Creeping Compromise book has gone out to many people.
If you have sent donations to us, we plan to pay it back if and when we are able.
In His mercy and gracious love…Ernie and Becky
P.S. We hope to get a public confession up on the 4 His People website very soon.
Now he has again changed his mind and decided to keep pretending that his dreams are real and, unbelievably, blames those who were opposed to his dreams all along for forcing him to lie and create the false emails from "candace" and the "great commission council." Below are excerpts from his recanting of his recanting:
"He logged into the forum and posted the testimony of “Candace.” Ernie
noticed as he created the story that the words flowed easily." ...
"Then many of the detractors
published their beliefs about the dreams. This is when Ernie was “inspired” to create
the Great Commission Council." ...
"We have learned of at least three reasons for Ernie being deceived and deceiving.
First it was because of the opposition on the forums that caused him to get
"Secondly, it was a
lack of faith that God would take care of His ministry and last of all, because of a low
Yes, you read that correctly...he actually blames the Christians who stood opposed to his false dreams for forcing him to lie and deceive others.
My original article discussing Ernie Knoll can be read here.