Ephesians 4:14 (NASB)
14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
2 Timothy 3:13 (NASB)
13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
I do not know David Hogan personally and to be honest I can not prove that everything I heard him say did not actually happen. I heard David speak in Kaplan, LA. around December of 2006. He boasted of great things, he literally had more testimonies than Paul and Peter in the book of Acts. He claimed that he went and spoke the Word of the Lord before Congress, he said that he had special permission to use the underground, secret service tunnels. I can belive that happend. He also claimed that his ministry was used of God to do mighty things in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. These stories in themselves do not bother me, it was the grandious details in the stories that got me to start doubting. It was the exulation of David and not Jesus.
I can believe that there are people on this earth doing great exploits for the Lord and I definitely believe that their are people who are mightily annointed of God who have prophetic insights and powerful giftings. God has given us His Word to discern Truth for error.
Hebrews 4:12 (NASB)
12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
If we use God's Word as our two edged sword of discerment, than we can divide what is "soulish" from what is "spiritual" and I do not think that most of what David Hogan was saying was spirit.
A missonary who formely worked with Hogan in Mexico, was interviewed and asked questions about David. (This man by the way is still a missonary and is not an apostate.) He said that David Hogan is a pathological liar, that most of what he says is a lie. He also stated that Hogan uses foul language and uses the excuse that is what is in his heart and if he speaks it, he can get it out of him. This guy also said that David runs his ministry with extreme and ungodly control and manipulation. I have seen this type of control in another ministry and can understand what he is talking about. When David's own mother was interviewed and asked if she had ever seen any of the miracles that David has claimed to witness and perform she said no but that she still believed her son. Many false preachers such as Peter Popoff and Robert Tilton would probably love to be David because they could claim of wonderous miracles performing in thier ministry and when asked about them they could say well that only happens in Mexico because there is too much unbelief here. They would never have to prove anything when they spoke here on our soil. Not to many con men have ever thought up that great of a con. Furthermore David's former minister claimed that David is suprisingly unkown in Mexico, but is only well known here in America. That is suprising because to here David speak you would think that all of Mexico knows who he is. It may be fun to hear his stories, and I am not saying everything he is saying is a lie. All I would ask you who are reading this, is to be careful of David Hogan and men like him.