Any number of correspondants with these two individuals have contacted us and thanked us for the following article - exposing Hafichuk and Cohen for the viscious and two-faced individuals that they have shown themselves to be.
Hafichuk and Cohen have never publicly disputed or denied the information presented below - primarily because such a denial would expose this posting to their entire mailing list - making things even worse for themselves that it already is.
I found my interaction with them most disturbing and abusive. We have seen similar "spiritual" activities in Guyana and in Waco, Texas with perhaps slightly different messages but with similar motivations and leadership.
Actually, the legalistic, sabbatical, judgmental and anti-denominational messages Koresh hammered into his Waco followers was quite similar to those from Hafichuk and Cohen..of course we know the eventual results in Texas. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." In each of these cases, we have "last day prophets", springing up from separatistic Protestant or Pentacostal backgrounds, sequestering their "converts" spiritually and/or physically and driving them into a false theological corner from which there may be no return.
(6) the emergence of an elect group of individuals who have attained a near state of perfection in righteousness who will drive satanic influences out of the earth's nations and prepare a righteous environment to be judged and governed by this elect group called the Manifest Sons of God(MSOG)(see link below); this is no different from the viewpoint of the New Age or the Indian and Tibetian monks and yogi's who invoke spiritism to attain their own "perfection";(7) what amounts to a modern version of the classic heresy of Gnosticism, which taught that a spiritual elite possesed "hidden knowledge" of the divine realm which placed their personal revelations, spiritual experiences, and private interpretation of Scripture above the ordinary revelation of God's Word.
Today, this feature is found in elements of Calvinism which absorbed Augustine's highly successful efforts to integrate Gnosticism into the Catholic Church's theology in the fourth century.a cult.
With the encouragement of others who have firm Biblical foundations and who have been verbally trashed and abused by Hafichuk, we thus began our thinking about a public rebuttal of Hafichuk's scrambled theology.
It is important to remember that in every deviation from orthodoxy, there is always a good bit of truth mixed in with a dose of error.
his is the type of vile communication that is proceeding from one side of the mouths of Victor Hafichuk and Paul Cohen...while out of the other side they publicly claim to be "latter day prophets", perfect in their walk(click to see their statements below) and able to discern who is and isn't saved or walking correctly before God, giving forth what they call "righteous judgement".
It is one thing to attempt to correct error in a correspondent in a manner which is in love and compassion - it is another to assume an arrogant and judgmental position, claiming to have the Spirit of God..then talk this way. It has come to our attention at this date(7/16/06) that Victor Hafichuk and Paul Cohen have discontinued their Internet diatrabes with individuals who have corresponded with them, requesting advice, counsel or spiritual support.
Individuals(like plants) who come looking for answers( and nutrition) rather than a tougue lashing are many times turned away from spiritual growth as well as the ability to bear fruit(or bring the gospel to others).
Clearly, Hafichuk and Cohen have not learned that very basic lesson.
There is no doubt that this world is a crummy place, with sin that belabors even the very strongest of Christians.