MASON’S OPINIONS ON
CULTS & RELIGIOUS ABUSE
will get a quick
overview of what GAC is.
Misc quotes by Goodwin
from books and tapes. Was he power-mad or what?
accounts from former members of GAC. Don’t read these if you are easily
can hear Goodwin for yourself! In one of these sound bytes, Goodwin says that
Jesus visited him.
how much Goodwin was worth at his death; read “Goodwin v. US” and more.
Goodwin (current pastor of the Des Moines GAC) calls a child molester a
“great man” and more.
know he had sex with girls and women in the church? Did you know that he
molested little boys as well?
Misc GAC photos
the church, the ministers and more.
info that does not fit
into the other categories.
articles about GAC
Goodwin made the entire church take 10 “covenants” which you can read here. Weird
Yoke of Bondage
story of his
involvement in the Tom Jolly organization. Jolly was later convicted as a
pedophile – and was one of Lloyd Goodwin’s mentors along with others.
of William Sowder's ministry. (Sowders was another one of Goodwin's mentors.)
Information on cults
and links on destructive cults, mind control, brainwashing, and more.
information for us and Des Moines GAC
Other web pages about
Gospel Assembly Churches
Erroneous Goodwin teachings
section refutes some of Goodwin's doctrines.
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False prophecies made by
The following direct quotes are from Lloyd Goodwin's book "Prophecy
Concerning the Resurrection" published in July 1976. Goodwin's quotes
are in red.
It is quite obvious that these prophecies were wrong. Now, if you are not a
member or former member of GAC, or any other similar organization, this page
may not mean much to you. But if you were brainwashed into believing that
Goodwin was a "man of God," or if you still believe it, then read
I want to quote this Scripture again, because it's very important. And as
Goodwin himself often said, you can't just pick the parts of the Bible you
want to believe, and the parts you don't. Either believe all of it, or none
"But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my
name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the
name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD
hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the
name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the
thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it
presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 (KJV)
On with the quotes!
Quote from page 43: " 'For this corruptible (the body that died) must put on
incorruption (at the first resurrection). So when this corruptible (the body
that died in times past) shall have put on incorruption (at the first
resurrection), and this mortal (the body that died in times past) shall have
put on immortality (at the first resurrection), then (AND NOT UNTIL THEN)
shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in
victory.' I Corinthians 15: 53-54.
SOMETIME DURING THE 1980's AND 1990's THESE
TWO ABOVE SCRIPTURES WILL HAVE THEIR FULFILLMENT! 'O death, where is thy
sting? O grave, where is thy victory?' Shout it, brother!"
Quote from page 143: "We have a right to
shout around here! We are just ten to twenty years away from both phases of
the resurrection of the dead at the second advent of Jesus Christ! Within
twenty years Christ will have returned, resurrected the righteous dead, and
established His kingdom -paradise- upon this earth! Praise the Lord!"
And again, on page 153:
only fifteen to twenty years away from the second phase of the second advent,
when Christ returns to stay."
Quote from page 159: "This world is going
to see us again! Within twenty years (the apostle) Paul will be walking the
streets of Jerusalem
Remember, this book was
published in July 1976.
The following direct quotes are from
Lloyd Goodwin's book "Great Doctrines of the Bible" from the
January 1972 printing. Goodwin's quotes are in red.
Quote from page 174: "Jesus is coming back before the close of this century. He is
coming back visibly, literally and personally to reign on this earth for one
Quote from page 175: "Sometime during the
early 1990's Jesus shall return personally (his 3rd Coming) to reign upon the
And page 284: "...on one of the
following dates....Jesus will return for his Bride.
1971 September 20
1972 September 9
1973 September 27
1974 September 17
1975 September 6
1976 September 25
1977 September 13
1978 October 2
1979 September 22
1980 September 11
1981 September 29
1982 September 18
1983 September 8
1984 September 27
1985 September 16
1986 October 4
1987 September 24
1988 September 12
1989 September 30
1990 September 20
1991 September 9
1992 September 28"
It didn't happen.
Goodwin joins the ranks of dozens of other ministers and pastors through the
ages who keep setting dates for the return of Jesus, and are always wrong.
This next quote is taken from a sermon that Goodwin preached in Canada, about
two weeks before he died, at one of the Gospel Assembly convention services.
I have recently added this quote to the audio section of
notice how calm I am? It's because Friday morning of our May convention (a couple of months earlier) the Lord appeared to me,
and He talked to me. And He told me what my future was, told me what the
future of this fellowship was. And when the Lord talked to me, and one of the
questions I asked Him was, 'how long do I have?' And He said, 'Ten years.' (Yet several weeks later he was
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