Founder of both Propel Women and The A21 Campaign. contributor to Hillsong and author of several books, Christine Caine holds much influence today. Therefore, it would be good to examine her teachings to see if they come in agreement with God’s Word (1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 John 4:1; Acts 17:11). This article examines Christine Caine’s teachings, her involvement with the aforementioned organizations, and her (seemingly) others-appointed title of pastrix.
A brief overview of her website, christinecaine.com, does not show anything of immediate concern. The following screenshots are the top and bottom portions of her main page. They are mainly informational in nature.
A quick look at the “Speaking Schedule” section of the Events tab shows she has quite a busy speaking schedule (both past and present). However, the most important section on this website is the “Faith” section from the Connect tab, as shown:
Thie “Faith” section has three parts. I discuss them separately, as follows:
- KNOWING GOD: Here, Caine defines what it means to know God. However, she gives no biblical text to define that. Instead, it is mainly her opinion. Furthermore, she has a bad concept of “relationship theology” (the last two parts also attest to her having a bad concept of said theology). She does not seem to understand that everybody has a personal relationship with God. After all, we were all created in His image (Genesis 1:1-31). Already, there’s a relationship of creation/Creator between every single human being ever created and God. Furthermore, this relationship, as mentioned, is personal. After all, think about the complexity of the human body. The eye, brain and heart (or even the body itself) are so complex that this Creator/creation relationship only makes sense to be personal.
For the non-believer, another relationship already exists; God is judge over the non-believer. Furthermore, the non-believer, dead in his/her trespasses and sins, stands in condemnation before a holy God (Exodus 34:7; Ephesians 2:1-3; Romans 2:8-10; Revelation 9:2; 19-20; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Matthew 8:12; 22:13; 25:14-46 Mark 9:43; Isaiah 66:24). Needless to say, this is a bad, damning relationship. Having a good and only a good relationship with Him (i.e., being a penitent believer in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world–Acts 4:12; John 1:29, 14:6; Acts 16:31; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:21; Matthew 1:21; 1 Timothy 1:15) would be the best way to know God. Unfortunately, Caine does not clarify this in any of the parts (more on those other parts later).
While she does cite some good Bible passages in this part, these passages refer to penitent believers in Jesus Christ. It is true that God is love (1 John 4:8). Furthermore, He does not desire for any to perish; He wants all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). Unfortunately, Caine makes no mention of repentance in this part or the others (or even the Gospel, for that matter). Wouldn’t repenting and believing in the Gospel be part of knowing God, especially since Jesus Christ came to save sinners (Matthew 3:1-12; Mark 1:9-28; Luke 13:1-9, 24:36-49; Acts 2:14-47, 26:1-32)?
- GOD LOVES YOU: Here, Caine states that God sent Jesus Christ to die for you and “stand in the gap for all our sins.” That’s not entirely accurate because Jesus Christ did more than that. He came to save people from their sins (Matthew 1:21; John 1:29; 1 Timothy 1:15). That’s a lot more technical, biblical and accurate than stating that someone merely stood “in the gap” for one’s sins. Caine’s vagueness makes this section weak.
Caine also mangles Acts 10:43 in the process. Caine cites that verse as she states, “No matter what our past has been like, or what bad decisions we have made, we are forgiven.” That verse does not mean exactly as she states it. The verse (NASB) reads, “Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.” What she states and what that verse states are two different things. She essentially states that we are forgiven no matter our past or bad decisions (notice she sugarcoats sin by calling sin a “past” or “bad decision”). The verse, however, states that of Jesus Christ, all the prophets bear witness that through Jesus’ name everyone who believes in Jesus Christ receives forgiveness of sins. It is one thing to be forgiven no matter what. It is entirely another thing, however, to believe in Jesus Christ and thus receive forgiveness of sins via the gift of repentance (2 Timothy 2:25). Those who reject Him and do not obey Him receive no such forgiveness (2 Thessalonians 1:1-12). Caine’s bogus statement and mangling of Acts 10:43 suggest that one can be forgiven without even receiving forgiveness, repenting of one’s sins, or even believing in Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 4:17-32 represents another text Caine mangles. In citing that passage, she states, “We can have a fresh start on life and a hope for the future.” That is not what the text says. Instead, it says this:17 So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 20 But you did not learn Christ in this way, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. 25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not give the devil an opportunity. 28 He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. 29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. 30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Nowhere in this text is a “hope for the future” discussed. She has read into the text something not there (known as eisegesis). While one can make the case that a “fresh start” can pertain to the “new self” mentioned in verse 24, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Finally, notice that Caine places an emphasis on a relationship with Jesus. She says it is through a personal relationship with Him (and a real one, at that) that we are saved. She also states that it is a relationship He wants from us. However, no Scripture supports either claim. As mentioned, everyone already has a personal relationship with Jesus. Furthermore, this relationship is already very real. The question is whether the relationship is good or bad. Scripture states that repentance, believing in the Gospel and confessing Jesus as LORD is what saves (Romans 10:1-21; Ephesians 2:8-10; Matthew 3:8; Acts 16:22-40, 20:17-38; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8). You will notice at this point, as mentioned, that when it comes to salvation, Caine leaves out both the Gospel and repentance. That is a bad sign.
- CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER: This brief section is essentially an invitation to the sinner’s prayer. Unfortunately, the section is bad from the start because of its inaccurate concept of relationship theology. Caine places the emphasis of salvation on relationship instead of repentance. However, as mentioned already, everyone has a relationship with Jesus. The question is whether it is good or bad.
As you can see, this “faith” section has plenty of problems. First, it leaves out both the Gospel and repentance. This should be alarming to anyone. Second, it has an inaccurate concept of relationship theology. Sadly, this section places quite the emphasis on relationship when “relationship” is already something everyone has with God (whether it be good or bad). Finally, Caine twists some Scripture in this section. As you will see later in this article, Caine’s Scripture twisting does not strictly occur in “faith” sections of a website.
As mentioned, Christine Caine founded the A21 Campaign. This organization focuses on “eradicating human trafficking through awareness, intervention and aftercare.”
A quick look at the “Who We Are” section of the About tab shows more details about the A21 Campaign.
This is clearly a nonprofit organization that works to “free slaves and disrupt the demand.” The aforementioned section also gives stunning numbers about human trafficking.
The organization has a clear mission to abolish slavery everywhere. Furthermore, it seeks freedom “for every human being on the planet.” The organization operates in twelve different countries across the globe, as shown:
While eradicating human trafficking is not listed verbatim as a good work in the Bible, there is no doubt eradicating human trafficking is a good work given the fact it is serving one’s neighbor. Specifically, the action involves rescuing one’s neighbor from an unspeakable, atrocious activity. There is little (if any) fault to find here.
An organization “designed to activate women to fulfill their God-given passion, purpose and potential”, Propel Women seeks to equip women to reach their “God-given destiny.”
Caine rips three verses out of context to support the (if you will) alliterative tripod of passion, purpose and potential. She gives details about the “Propel woman” below:
Notice the above eleven characteristics feature no biblical support. This is essentially manmade doctrine that has gone beyond what is written in the Word of God (1 Corinthians 4:6). Instead of describing the Proverbs 31 woman (specifically Proverbs 31:10-31), Caine describes a woman of her own mind, i.e., a “Propel Woman.” She should have added “undiscerning” to this list, as evidenced by the quoting of various false teachers on its Twitter account (including Steven Furtick, Priscilla Shirer and Sarah Jakes-Roberts; check the 1:25:00 mark of the hyperlink for Roberts for a review of an absolutely blasphemous sermon she gave):
While there was little (if any) fault to find with the A21 Campaign, there is much wrong with Propel Women. It is clear the organization has no problem with Scripture twisting, manmade doctrine and endorsing false teachers.
Christine Caine speaks quite often at various places across the country. Furthermore, she has done this for quite some time. As a result, it would be wise to consider how her teachings (and perhaps even conduct) compare with God’s Word. This “teachings” part of the article has three sections. The first section features twelve sermon/message reviews by Pastor Chris Rosebrough at Pirate Christian Radio. The second section features three written articles and a video article that also examine her conduct and teachings. The last section is a lengthy analysis by me of a message Caine gave at the Passion 2018 Conference.
- November 18, 2011: Beginining at the 1:06:45 mark of this sermon review here, Pastor Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio reviews a sermon Caine gave at Mariners Church in Irvine, California. In this message, she preaches self (which is a direct violation of 2 Corinthians 4:1-6), engages in psychological manipulation and double-speak, and promotes the pelagian heresy. Furthermore, it takes her about 13 minutes before she finally gets into a biblical text (which she does not handle rightly). Rosebrough notes also how Caine is affiliated with Hillsong, a “church” with a “plethora of problems.”
- January 16, 2012: Beginning at the 41:01 of this sermon review here, Rosebrough reviews a message Caine gave at the Code Orange “Revival” from 2012. Rosebrough notes how Caine, once again, preaches self and mishandles a biblical text. In fact, she compares Elevation church to the temple mentioned in 1 Chronicles 22. This message basically angers Rosebrough, as Rosebrough calls this message “breathtakingly arrogant and absolutely narcissistic.” Given Caine narcigetes a biblical text, it is easy to see why Rosebrough gets angered by the nonsensical “preaching” from Caine.
- January 6, 2014: Beginning at the 1:05:40 mark of this sermon review here, Rosebrough reviews a message Caine gave at LifeChurch, a place pastored by false teacher Craig Groeschel. Groeschel gives her a warm welcome, which basically makes him an approver of heretics (or even a picture of the hireling shepherd spoken of in John 10). In this message, Caine engages in manipulation, narcigetes Mark 6, preaches self (again), and adds to God’s word (thus making her a liar, per Proverbs 30:6). At this point, it should be obvious that Caine loves to preach self, which is in direct violation of 2 Corinthians 4:1-7. The text reads as follows (NASB):
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, 2 but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
In this passage, the Apostle Paul is speaking. In discussing the theme of his ministry, Paul notes how he and those with him do not preach self (verse 5). Instead, they preach Christ Jesus as LORD. Paul also notes how God has shone in their hearts “to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the fact of Christ” (verse 6). By preaching self, Caine has shown herself to be in rebellion against God’s Word. The Christ she preaches is not the Christ of the Bible. Rather, it is a christ of her own mind. One can find a written transcript of this sermon review (for further, more in-depth study) here.
- October 14, 2014: Beginning at the 37:25 mark of this episode, Rosebrough reviews an interview that Caine did with a female named Sheryl Brady, a heretic associated with another heretic known as TD Jakes. Rosebrough notes how Caine refers to Brady as a woman pastor (which, along with the practice of women teaching men, is unbiblical, per 1 Timothy 2:9-15 and 1 Corinthians 14; Rosebrough also offers insight from his review on Jory Micah, someone who doesn’t believe women are to be kept silent in the church). Caine twists Romans 8:28 in this segment. Rosebrough notes how Caine’s content “isn’t Christian doctrine. It’s narcissistic to the core.”
- October 23, 2014: Beginning at the 20:45 mark of this episode, Rosebrough briefly reviews a message Caine gave at the Atlanta “Woman Thou Art Loosed” Conference for the aforementioned heretic TD Jakes. In this message, Caine narcigetes Exodus 8 while having sappy, emotionally manipulative music play in the background. While the review is brief, this is still more proof to give one reason enough to not trust Christine Caine as someone born-again believers should be following.
- February 26, 2015: Beginning at the 1:07:30 mark of this episode, Rosebrough notes a message Caine gave at the 2015 Passion Conference (headed by false teacher Louie Giglio). She completely narcigetes 1 Kings 19 and, once again, preaches herself. Rosebrough also notes how she fills the peoples’ minds with utter nonsense, goes “ad hominem” on bloggers, guilt trips the audience, and plays the role of wolf by pointing the sheep (a.k.a., the audience) to herself rather than to Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world (Acts 4:12; John 14:6; Matthew 1:21; John 1:29; 1 Timothy 1:15).
- May 7, 2015: Beginning at the 47 minute mark of this episode, Rosebrough briefly reviews a segment Caine did with James Robison of Life Today. In this segment, Caine twists Hebrews 12:1 and claims direct revelation from God. While Pastor Chris admits there is some stuff Caine says that he agrees with, one must understand that even a broken clock is right twice a day.
- January 20, 2016: Beginning at the 1:08:19 mark of this episode, Rosebrough reviews a “sermon” Caine gave at the Passion 2016 Conference. In this “sermon”, she blasphemes the Holy Spirit, preaches self, narcissistically twists Numbers 13 and preaches bad law. This “sermon” is, once again, another instance of Caine preaching herself.
- March 17, 2016: Beginning at the 40:57 mark of this episode, Rosebrough reviews a segment Caine did on the aforementioned Life Today program. Here, Caine completely narcigetes 2 Kings 7. Furthermore, she claims she loves the Word of God. This cannot be so given her frequently twisting it. Rosebrough gives further analysis on this same message in this March 18, 2016 episode of Issues, Etc..
- March 29, 2016: Beginning at the 57:50 mark of this episode, Rosebrough notes a message of some sort Caine gave seemingly pertaining to Exodus. In this short segment, Caine does not exegete from any biblical text (sans a brief citation of Galatians 5:1). She basically uses biblical phrases to cloak her manmade, narcissistic nonsensical doctrine. She makes no mention of repentance and the forgiveness of sins.
- August 8, 2016: Beginning at the 51:10 mark of this episode, Rosebrough reviews a message Caine gave to conclude a North American Christian Convention Conference (?). Here, Caine twists Scripture, teaches the Word-Faith heresy and sugarcoats sin. Rosebrough notes (if it has not been made clear already) that Caine is incapable of rightly handling God’s Word.
- September 15, 2016: Beginning at the 45:39 mark of this episode, Rosebrough reviews a message Caine gave at the 2016 Code Orange “Revival” (a place that featured a who’s who of false teachers, including Louie Giglio, Craig Groeschel, John Gray, Joyce Meyer, Dharius Daniels, Carl Lentz, Levi Lusko and Steven Furtick). Here, Caine blasphemes the Holy Spirit, elevates the false teacher Furtick, naricgetes Exodus 8, teaches false doctrine, and admits to not even knowing where she is going with her message. Rosebrough notes how this entire event was not a revival unless it was a revival of “narcissism and satanic doctrines” (something Caine knows all too well).
- January 3, 2016: Here, Prata gives six reasons not to follow Christine Caine. Chief among them include her association with/approval of false teachers, engaging in New Age practices condemned in the Bible, and twisting of Scripture (the first and last of these things having already been throughly noted by Pastor Chris Rosebrough).
- March 4, 2016: In this article, Lesley notes some things that are decent about Caine (specifically, her charm in addition to the aforementioned information about the A21 Campaign). She then makes a left turn (if you will) and lists the problems with her. Some of them have already been listed in this article. Lesley gives a good explanation for why Caine’s teaching men is unbiblical. One other problem in particular Lesley focuses on is Caine’s relationship with false teacher Joyce Meyer. Caine considers Meyer a “spiritual mother.” Furthermore, she even laid her hand on Meyer’s Bible when engaging in the New Age practice of impartation. The fact Caine showed absolutely no shame in this is simply more evidence that Caine is a false teacher who is flagrantly disobeying God’s Word with her false teachings, engaging in unbiblical practices, and association with/approval of false teachers.
- April 5, 2017: In an article that was updated on May 17, 2018, Bud Ahlheim (perhaps the only writer or two I’d endorse from Pulpit & Pen) expands upon the aforementioned evidence of how Caine is so self-absorbed. Ahlheim notes how Caine is very consumed with her own legacy rather than the legacy of Jesus Christ.
- March 25, 2016: In this 90 second video, the ministry WWUTT (stands for When We Understand The Text) basically calls Caine a “liar” as it refutes Caine’s non-sensical and unbiblical belief that Christians simply need to be witnesses rather than “do witnessing.”
This section concludes with my analysis of a message Caine gave at the Passion 2018 Conference. The video is below:
In this message, Caine, after calling Louie Giglio (a false teacher) a personal friend (a violation of 2 John) and fellow false teacher Levi Lusko’s message “good” (Lusko also spoke there, and no way can his message be good because he, like Caine, is a Bible-twister and heretic), spends about the first nine and a half minutes talking about herself and her upbringing. The main theme behind this storytelling is “shame.” She uses that to lead into the text she reads (Genesis 2:25-3:13). The fact she parachutes right into the end of chapter two (rather than start at an earlier point for context) is alarming (in addition to her adding to God’s Word at the end of 3:12, which would make her a liar, per Proverbs 30:6). Furthermore, she twists this passage by attempting to make this passage (which is a descriptive text) prescriptive. To see how this text is descriptive, one must read this passage (NASB):
25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
The Fall of Man
3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LordGod had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.
8 They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” 11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
As you can see, the passage is describing the interaction between God, Adam, Eve and the serpent. This is a historical narrative. These is nothing prescriptive in this text for born-again believers to follow. Unfortunately, Caine twists this text by trying to make it prescriptive.
Several problems with this message exist (aside from the briefly aforementioned ones in the previous paragraph). First, at multiple times in this message, Caine twists John 10:10. She claims the devil is the one spoken of in John 10:10. However, if one reads the passage in context, one finds that this is actually speaking of the false teacher. To get the context of this, one must begin at John 9:1. What follows is John 9:1-10:18 (NASB):
9 As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?”3 Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.5 While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” 6 When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes,7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing. 8 Therefore the neighbors, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, “Is not this the one who used to sit and beg?” 9 Others were saying, “This is he,” still others were saying, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the one.” 10 So they were saying to him, “How then were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash’; so I went away and washed, and I received sight.” 12 They said to him, “Where is He?” He *said, “I do not know.”
Controversy over the Man
13 They *brought to the Pharisees the man who was formerly blind. 14 Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 Then the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, “He applied clay to my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16 Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” But others were saying, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?” And there was a division among them. 17 So they *said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”
18 The Jews then did not believe it of him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight,19 and questioned them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?” 20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but how he now sees, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue. 23 For this reason his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
24 So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.” 25 He then answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” 26 So they said to him, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?” 27 He answered them, “I told you already and you did not listen; why do you want to hear it again? You do not want to become His disciples too, do you?” 28 They reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where He is from.” 30 The man answered and said to them, “Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him. 32 Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.” 34 They answered him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?” So they put him out.
Jesus Affirms His Deity
35 Jesus heard that they had put him out, and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 He answered, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.” 38 And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him. 39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.” 40 Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.
Parable of the Good Shepherd
10 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.4 When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.
7 So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.12 He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. 18 No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”
Clearly, Satan is nowhere to be found in these verses. Instead, we find the false teachers of that day (the Pharisees, who were heretics that endorsed lawlessness and taught as doctrine the commandments of men; see Matthew 15:1-14, 23:1-36). As a result, the thief in John 10:10 is not Satan. When one reads John 10:10 in context (which requires beginning at John 9:1), one finds that the “thief” spoken of in John 10:10 is the false teacher.
The second thing wrong with this is her preaching Law with no Gospel. Often, you will find Caine make mention of the Gospel. However, she never gets into real detail of what the Gospel is (1 Corinthians 15:1-8 states what the Gospel is). Furthermore, she makes no mention of repentance. While she does give these snippets of confessing sins and how Jesus saves, she fails to go beyond her surface-level soundbites, thus robbing this message of any lasting value whatsoever.
Third, Caine seemingly encourages the audience to rebuke Satan. She claims the phrase, “Not today, Devil” is a good line to use (such a line would have to qualify as a rebuke). This whole concept of people (“people” being a key word) rebuking Satan is actually unbiblical. Jude 9 explains (I start at verse 1 for context; NASB):
1 Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,
To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:2 May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.
3 Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. 4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
5 Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
8 Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties. 9 But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
In a book written to every believer called in Jesus Christ (verse 1), Jude states how Michael the Archangel never himself pronounced a rebuke against Satan (verse 9). Rather, Michael said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (verse 9). To state something such as “Not today, Devil” or even the more popular “Not today, Satan” catchphrase demonstrates ignorance of the aforementioned biblical text. Believers in Christ are not to pronounce direct rebukes to Satan. Instead, the believer should leave those to the LORD.
Fourth, Caine here is preaching to college kids (some of them male). As mentioned earlier, God’s Word absolutely forbids her from teaching men in any capacity. This includes her speaking from the other messages reviewed in section one of this part of the article. This point is simply more evidence of the problems that exist with this message.
Finally (and there is plenty more wrong with this message), Caine says something rather alarming when describing the “lies of the enemy” at about the 31 minute mark. She states:
“We have allowed the enemy to lie to us. And we believe the lie (she now points at the Bible; quoted words added by me) that this thing is too narrow. This thing is too exclusive. This thing is just too narrow for anyone to come in. And when you believe the enemy, you will live a life far less than what God has called you to.”
The fact she attributes the Bible’s being “too narrow” to a “lie of the enemy” is absolutely blasphemous. Jesus Himself said to enter the narrow gate, as follows in Matthew 7:13-14 (NASB):
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World, says Himself that the narrow gate is what leads to life (Acts 4:12; John 1:29, 14:6; 1 Timothy 1:15; Matthew 1:21). It is the broad road that leads to destruction. Furthermore, many find the broad road. Few find the narrow gate. Caine, however, says the Bible’s being too narrow is a “lie of the enemy.” This is in total contradiction to what Jesus says. At this point, Caine is at the point of no return. The fact she believes the concept of a narrow gate is from the “lie of the enemy” is simply heretical.
In summary, there is a plethora of evidence showing that Caine’s messages are anything but sound. She preaches herself, twists Scripture, preaches heresy and engages in many an unbiblical practice.
CHRISTINE CAINE AS PASTRIX?
In the articles I have cited, the authors of some of them have called Caine a “pastrix” (another term for “female pastor”). In my research (specifically as of July 13, 2018), I could not find any current site, organization or the like that currently calls Caine a pastor or pastrix verbatim. This term seems to be attributed to her by other ministries and the like for her flagrant disobedience of God’s Word in teaching men (God has ordained that men only are to have speaking authority in church). As a result, I do not currently consider Caine as one who either claims to be a pastor, pastrix or one who holds a position of “pastor” somewhere. However, I do consider her one who flagrantly disobeys God’s Word with her constantly preaching to men.
While Christine Caine’s A21 Campaign is most definitely a good work, it cannot be overstated how important it is for fellow believers to mark and avoid her (Romans 16:17). She is a false teacher and heretic who preaches herself, twists Scripture, unashamedly engages in unbiblical practices and flagrantly disobeys God’s Word with her teaching of men. May she repent of her wickedness before it is too late.