PM writes: “I heard of a person who left the Catholic Church for this ministry / revival church (of Kat Kerr). Your thoughts?”
I’m sorry to hear that you know someone who left Church for the ministry of Kat Kerr!
For those of you who have never heard of Kat Kerr, she is a woman who claims to have been caught up in spirit to tour heaven many times over the course of 10 years and who has now been commissioned by God to reveal what she has seen. Kerr claims that two angels were assigned to assist her in this task and that these celestial beings delivered the Foreword for her books – Revealing Heaven: An Eyewitness Account – which is said to be a message from God.
“We, His faithful Scribes, created by Him in the beginning to serve in His celestial realm and to record the words of those we are sent for; and to deliver and release His messages to those whom He trusts – are grateful to be a part of His divine plan in revealing Heaven,” these “angels” say in the foreword to all three volumes of the book.
Kerr claims to have seen many places in heaven such as The Portal where deceased loved ones go to view their loved ones on Earth. She also describes a giant roller coaster known as “The Rush” and says there are nurseries in heaven to care for miscarried and aborted babies.
In addition to being shown around heaven, she also had prophetic visions of things that are about to take place on earth.
For example, Kerr claims the Lord asked her to tell His people: “The next 15 years will be the most exciting time to be alive on this earth as a Believer! There will be manifestation of miracles and signs & wonders that have never been seen before. . . . During this outpouring, God will also bless His people financially and they will be able to carry out the vision He gave them (even if it was years ago). . . ” (Sounds a lot like the prosperity gospel to me!)
On her website, Kerr lists her “religious” credentials as being a licensed minister since 1981 “although I don’t use the title.” She also claims to have been the recipient of a “seer anointing” which she has been using for the last 25 years. She was a member of the altar ministry at her “home church” and served in vacation bible school as well as heading up the hospitality team.
“I am so honored that God chose me for this assignment,” she writes, “even though I never asked; He has my permission to use me in any manner He chooses.”
I find myself agreeing with Hank Hanegraaff of the Christian Research Institute who answered a question about Kerr from a caller on his radio show. Hanegraaf pointed out that Kerr believes she has been commissioned to reveal the truth to the world, but “the truth she communicates is based on her experience and experiences are notoriously unreliable and therefore should be tested in light of some objective frame of reference. In a biblical worldview that frame of reference is the bible. When you test what she says against scripture you find out it doesn’t correspond to that which is true.”
Don’t pay a lot of attention to Kat Kerr; and definitely don’t rely on her for your theology!