Scriptural Critique of Clayton Tedeton's Miracle II Testimony
Clayton Tedeton's testimony about how the Miracle II Soap came into being has been widely circulated in his "Telling The Good News" brochure. Here is the front cover copy:
Telling the Good News
Miracle II by Almighty God
God's Simple Solutions For a Healthier Body and Mind
Clayton's critique has been posted below.
My comments (in blue text) are indented. ~ Lisa Ruby
By Almighty God
My name is Clayton Tedeton. I am from Calhoun, Louisiana, and I would like to tell you how Miracle II, The Anointed Miracle Soap came into being.
Anointed, in this context, means spiritually empowered by God. This soap is spiritually empowered, but by which "God?"
First, I would like to say that God must be given all the credit, all glory, and all praise for the Miracle II concept. It was He who gave me the formula for this amazing product, awakening me at 1:00 a.m. that July morning in 1980. Names of minerals with the formulas on how to mix them were all miraculously flashed on my bedroom wall.
Clayton Tedeton did not claim to be a Christian at the time when a spirit that he assumed was God woke him up at 1:00 am to flash a soap formula on the wall. God does not commission people into His service while they remain lost in their sins. First and foremost, "the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Lk 19:10) It is only after God has delivered a person from the power of darkness and translated him into the kingdom of His dear Son that He entrusts him with a commission.
The name Miracle II is just that, it was my second miracle from God. My first miracle came when I healed after watching a television evangelist point his finger at me and saying, "There is a man out there that God is going to heal."
Clayton revealed on a videotaped testimony that the name of the evangelist who seemed to point his finger at Clayton Tedeton was Oral Roberts.
I had spent nine months laid up from injuries I received in an auto accident. I believed the evangelist was speaking directly to me, I said out loud, "If there is a God that this man is talking about, if you will let me live and finish raising my children, I'll do anything you want me to do."
This is a prayer that Satan will answer because it suits his purposes. The God of the Holy Bible will save whosoever will call upon the Lord Jesus Christ in repentance and faith, but He does not bargain with people and promise them favors if they will obey. He is God and as such, requires obedience from every person. He is not willing that any should perish (die in their sins and go to hell.) God is much more concerned with a person's soul than with temporal things. Satan, who can appear as an angelic spirit, often makes pacts, or agreements with people if they promise to serve him.
One day later I arose from my bed healed from all my injuries. At this time, I was a brick distributor and owned rental property. As the months went by, I began to hear this voice. It would say" "YOU PROMISED ME THAT YOU WOULD OBEY ME." For the next two years, this voice became so loud and often that the only thing I knew was to run away.
The "voice" of the Holy Spirit does not get louder if a person refuses to obey Him. His voice becomes fainter until one day, He finally ceases to strive with him at all. Remember, Clayton made no claim of being a Christian at this time. He was an unbeliever who simply made a pact with a spirit to obey him in exchange for his healing. If the Holy Spirit was the voice speaking to Clayton, then he would have been convicted of his sin. The Holy Spirit convinces men of sin and draws the person to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation before he commissions him into His service.
The spirit that demanded that Clayton uphold his end of the bargain did not even mention his need to repent of his sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. This spirit was not the Holy Spirit! By the way, the Holy Spirit rarely speaks in an audible voice. Demons are much more likely to communicate audibly, and will harass a person relentlessly until they get their way.
So, I got in my motor home and ran away. I roamed the United States and Mexico for eight years, trying to get lost; I stayed away from home from up to ten months each year. Every place I traveled in the U.S. or Mexico, someone would come up to me and tell me God loved me, after eight years of this, I was in Union City, Tennessee, December 1980, and I said to myself that I would go back home and face whatever I've got to do.
If the spirit that was leading Clayton was the Holy Spirit, then he would have led Clayton to people who would have shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with him. The Holy Spirit reproves the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. (See John 16:8) The false god of the New Age movement focuses on a counterfeit form of "love" that cares nothing about the greatest need of mankind: to be "reconciled to God by the death of his Son." (Rom. 5:10)
After being back a few weeks, I was talking to God and He was talking to me. My wife would hear me talking and would ask, "Clayton, what in the world is going on?" And I would tell her, "I don't know, I cannot explain to you what is happening in my life." A short time after coming back home, I talked to God and He said, "I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING THAT EVERY PERSON THAT I HAVE CREATED ON THIS EARTH WILL NEED, AND AS LONG AS YOU GIVE ME THE GLORY, YOU WILL PROSPER AND SEE MY GLORY."
The #1 need of every person on earth is to be reconciled to God through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It does not give God glory to supplant the real need of every person on earth (the gospel of Jesus Christ) with a subtle energy product line.
How did Clayton know for a fact he was talking to God, the creator of heaven and earth? He was not a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and would have had no way of knowing the difference between God and Satan. Even a Christian cannot tell the difference between the Spirit of Jesus Christ and the spirit of antichrist unless he tests the spirit according to the teachings of the Holy Bible. The Bible says that Satan can transform his appearance so as to deceive: And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2 Cor. 11:13
Man's greatest need is to be made right with God through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ! There is nothing more important than salvation from sin and the consequences of sin-eternity in a literal, burning hell. But this "God" had something else in mind.
One day later at 1:00 a.m. the formulation for Miracle II was miraculously flashed on my bedroom wall. The days following this I began to assemble and mix this product. The voice of God told me what to name it and how to package it. [bold emphasis added.]
This is very interesting. Clayton mentioned once again that the formula was flashed on his bedroom wall. This is a wonder indeed. But is it a true wonder or a lying wonder? Clayton attributed the name of the product and the instructions for packaging to God. Look at the trademark name of this product line and you will see how Clayton's god powerfully marked it for himself.
As time passed and all this time the voice of the Lord was saying, "IT'S TIME TO GO TO WORK."
The voice from the "Lord" told this unbeliever on his way to hell that it was time to go to work for him. The real God, who has revealed himself to us through His word, the Holy Bible, does not commission children of darkness to work for him. God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)God does not commission people who yoke with darkness to work for Him and He does not mark His wondrous works with symbols of darkness.
The Bible says that many are called but few are chosen...because few will answer the call. Those who are willing to answer the call will repent of their sins and call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. It is at this time that they are translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God's dear Son. (See Colossians 1:13) Clayton did not claim to have this experience until later. So again, we have proof that the spirit that spoke to him so often was not the Spirit of the real God.
At this time, I did not know exactly what to do. In December 1980, I talked to the Lord and said, " I have got to have instructions so that this product can be used." A day later the Lord instructed me to take some of this product to a woman and tell her to use it for everything. I did not know the lady at this time. After three days, she called me and said, " Every time I use this product, the strangest things happen to me, I'm going to have to pray about this."
On the 17th day of April 1982 at 9:00 a.m., the lady called me and said, "Mr. Tedeton, for the last two months the Lord has instructed me to write a set of instructions for that product that you brought me. When can you come and pick them up?" That day I picked up the instructions and that same day the voice (which I know to have been God), said "YOU CAN RECEIVE WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DESIRED-CONTENTMENT AND PEACE IN YOUR SOUL."
The voice did not mention of repentance from sin and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. (See Acts 20:21) Clayton claims that the voice of God told him the same thing the numerous New Age "gods" and various metaphysical methodologies promise: you can have what you have always desired-contentment and peace in your soul. This is the lure of the New Age movement, and many people who have these desires (which are really the desires of every person who lives in this fallen world) have been lured into New Age religions and consequently, have unknowingly opened themselves up to all kinds of demonic involvement in many different disguises.
New Age "salvation" is all about what man desires. Real salvation as revealed in the Holy Scriptures is all about what God desires.
I said "Where?" The voice said, "GO TO THE CHURCH ON TOP OF THE HILL." I went and when the preacher gave the alter call, I froze. Just seconds before he quit calling for sinners, I stood up and the voice of the Lord said to me "Scream Jesus." I ran to the alter screaming loudly, "God save me! I am a sinner, I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Don't let me go to Hell!" That day April 18 at 12:00 noon, 1982, the greatest thing that can ever happen to a man happened to me. I accepted Jesus as my Savior. That night, I got my daughters little white Bible down. I opened it up to St. John.
I said, "God let me understand what your word really means." A bolt of lightening suddenly shot through the ceiling where I was sitting and lit up the room like the bright lights of a hospital operating room, the voice that had been speaking to me all along, said "READ MY WORD AND ACCEPT IT FOR WHAT I SAY." The words literally came off of each page, entered through my eyes, and into my spirit. This happened almost all that night. I was actually eating the word of God.
After Clayton's testimony of "salvation," he related yet another miraculous experience.
The spirit who was directing Clayton bypassed the Holy Scriptures and caused Clayton to absorb the Scriptures in one night-with no reading or study involved.
God does not violate his Word. 2 Timothy, 2:15 says that a man of God must study the word of truth: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Clayton Tedeton and Edgar Cayce: A "Miracle" in Common
Clayton's experience parallels that of Edgar Cayce, who was a psychic and literally schooled by demons in medical principles and procedures.
At 13, he [Edward Cayce] had a vision of a lady who asked him what he most wanted in life. He told her he wanted to be able to help people, especially children when they were sick. The experience influenced him for the rest of his life. Shortly after that vision, he found that he could absorb the contents of books simply by sleeping on them, which helped him greatly in school. (Quote source: Who Was Edgar Cayce?)
Just as the spirit caused Clayton to absorb the contents of the Holy Bible, Edgar Cayce's spirit also enabled him to absorb the contents of books in one night. Both spirits contradicted the biblical precept of "study to show thyself approved unto God." (See 2 Tim. 2:15)
If God miraculously placed the Holy Bible into Clayton's spirit, then Clayton would use his talent. Clayton would be preaching, teaching, expositing, and living by the precepts of God's Word. He would also make his sermons accessible so that all might benefit from his alleged miraculous ingestion of the entire Bible in one night. But because God's word says the man of God must study to show himself approved, we know Clayton's testimony is not true.
If Clayton was a true minister of the Lord Jesus Christ, he would not be patterning the Miracle II products after an occultist like Edgar Cayce, and he would not be selling what he claims are "God's anointed products" to people who promote the New Age/occult. (More about this in the article, "Miracle II Ingredients: Divine or Demonic?")
Clayton Tedeton and Edgar Cayce: Spirits Present the Same Offer
"At 13, he [Edward Cayce] had a vision of a lady who asked him what he most wanted in life." A Christian knows that the vision of the lady was a vision of a demon. This demon asked Edgar what he most wanted.
The "voice" that Clayton was following told him, "You can receive what you have always desired-contentment and peace in your soul."
Do you see the parallel? Demon spirits lure people to serve them by promising them something they hold close to their hearts, or even by asking people to name what they most desire. The goal is the same: to acquire a willing vessel for Satan to work through. Notice that Satan often appears as a benevolent being-an angel of light. The "lady" that appeared to Edgar Cayce in a vision did not frighten him. She wanted to give him what he most wanted. The voice that Clayton heard did not scare him either. The spirit promised him what he had always desired.
As the weeks went by, God began to open doors for people to use the different products. I gave it away for about 5 years, then in 1987; I began to bottle and sell it for the first time. God started sending people to me, telling me of the healing merits of both the SOAP and the NEUTRALIZER. Skin cancers being healed were the first healings I heard about from my customers. Then, other healing reports began to come in; Psoriasis, warts, poison ivy, bedsores, athletes' foot, and many other skin problems.
In this way, little by little, the many product uses became known, many people were saying the SPIRIT of God told them to use the product in a certain way.
Clayton wrote: "many people were saying the SPIRIT of God told them to use the product in a certain way." This statement, like many of Clayton's remarks, is quite revealing. Clayton did not qualify these people in any way. He did not say that they were Christians who were walking in the light of God's word. Christians are the only people who are led of the real Spirit of God. Notice that Clayton did not use the phrase, Holy Spirit. He used the phrase, "SPIRIT of God." This spirit cannot be the Holy Spirit, because he instructed unbelievers about how to use the satanically-marked Miracle II products.
Considering the fact that the "Spirit of God" told unbelievers how to use the Miracle II soap and Neutralizer, we can be certain that this spirit is not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the only Spirit who is God, and he leads Christians in their daily walk.
Customers began to tell me how they used it to kill fire ants, roaches, spiders, fleas, ticks, and many other insects. God has revealed that this product, once it becomes known, will revolutionize CLEANING and will be the answer to HEALTH PROBLEMS, and it will also be a miracle in AGRICULTURE. It will also be the means of employment for people everywhere; thousands of people are selling Miracle II nationwide at this time, and giving the Glory to God.
Yes, thousands of people are selling the Miracle II products as well as the Miracle II products sold under the alternate name, "The Master's Miracle." Many sincerely believe they are helping people get well, and do not know that these products are marked for Satan's use. Yes, Clayton is thrilled that they are giving the glory to "God", the Master behind the "Miracle," who is Satan.
As I think about all that has gone on up till now, 01/01/03, when the voice of the Lord would say to me, "YOU PROMISE ME THAT YOU WOULD OBEY ME, AND IT'S TIME TO GO TO WORK." I now understand what the work is. To preach the gospel of Jesus, demonstrating the power of God in healing, blessing and deliverance, and inspiring God's people to be doers of the word, not just hearers. As of this date, 01/01/03, God has made it possible for me to tell about Miracle II nationwide and to people in 26 countries.
I have not seen any evidence of Clayton Tedeton preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is not presented in the Miracle II brochure, but instead, contains occult terminology. Clayton's claim that he "ran to the alter screaming loudly, 'God save me! I am a sinner, I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Don't let me go to Hell!'" is not the gospel. It is a testimony that does not contain the
critical elements of the gospel. Many lost people believe that Jesus is the Son of God and they do not want to go to hell. But that is not enough to be saved. Salvation includes redemption from the bondage of sin.
I recently purchased a "video recorded in Mesquite Texas, where Clayton Tedeton (Miracle II inventor) recently spoke about the inspiration and invention of Miracle II Products. Clayton testified about screaming the name, "Jesus!" etc., but he did not preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Even if he did preach the gospel, that would in no way validate the Miracle II products as being from God. They are thoroughly marked for Satan, and Mr. Tedeton is thoroughly tied to them.
Incidentally, the Miracle II brochure says that when you purchase Miracle II products, the profits go to the Miracle II Outreach Center:
A God Inspired Product. If you have prayed, God what can I do? Miracle II invites you to be the one that will make a difference. Glory to God. Get involved when you purchase Miracle II products. The profits go to the Miracle II Outreach Center. God's people reaching out with good news. (bold emphasis mine.)
[Quote source: Telling the Good News Miracle II promotional brochure.]
There is no address or phone number for the alleged Outreach Center. There is also no website on the internet that mentions a Miracle II Outreach Center except for this one. Where is this mysterious Outreach Center that uses the Miracle II profits to reach out with good news?
The Lord has changed my professions from a rental property owner and brick distributor and has made me a BEARER OF GOOD NEWS and has given me a MASTERS DEGREE in SPIRITUAL CHEMISTRY, MEDICINE, NERVOLOGY and AGRICULTURE for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ. Because it is God's will that we live in health, have a sound mind, prosper and go about doing good.
For speaking engagements and to hear the whole testimony, please contact:
Clayton Tedeton (signed)
Clayton Tedeton, God's Faithful Servant
Miracle II Products Touted To Produce a Sound Mind and Spiritual Healing!
A sound mind comes from God as the Christian abides in Him by faith, not by consuming commercially made products:
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
The Miracle II Telling the Good News brochure states that Miracle II is God's solution for a healthier body and mind:
God's Simple Solutions For a Healthier Body and Mind
The Miracle II brochure even declares that the use of Miracle II products has brought many people total healing in their bodies and spirits:
Thousands of people have reported total healing in their bodies and spirits by changing what they bathe. shower, and brush their teeth with. Miracle II is a miraculous, supernatural product that contains Spiritual and Eloptic Energy beyond measure.
True spiritual healing, which is salvation from the power of sin and the consequences of sin, comes by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ! The healthier mind and spiritual healing claim is the same one that New Agers use in the marketing of their subtle energy products. Eloptic Energy (subtle energy) definitely does not bring about "spiritual healing" of the Christian kind.
Clayton Tedeton Says Miracle II Brings Health and Wealth
Mr. Tedeton's statement, "Because it is God's will that we live in health" is straight out of the
false heath and wealth, "prosperity gospel" teaching. He included this claim in the Telling the Good News brochure:
God has revealed a perfect product so his people can live a healthier wealthier life in this world. Inquire about becoming a distributor.
A much wealthier life can be had (by the few at the top levels of the Miracle II/The Master's Miracle multilevel marketing structure) if you sell Miracle II products.
(See: Ten Big Lies of Multilevel Marketing)
[Note: The Master's Miracle is the multi-level marketing version of Miracle II.]
Remember that Clayton's video-taped testimony included the detail that Oral Roberts-teacher of the false health and wealth "gospel"-was the evangelist who said that God was going to heal the person who had was in the car accident.
God's people are not promised health and wealth in this present world. Clayton's false assertion that it is God's will that his people be in good health is simply a set up for them to accept healings from products that have occult markings all over them.
Christians are promised that through much tribulation they shall enter into the kingdom of God. Tribulation is unavoidable because the Christian lives in the world, which is a spiritual battlefield:
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22
Sometimes tribulation comes in the form of poor health and inadequate finances. A Christian must not be deceived into believing that he may achieve good health, a sound mind, high finances, and do good works through the power of subtle energy! Clayton Tedeton's Master's degree in "spiritual chemistry" is not from the God of the Holy Scriptures.
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originally written in August, 2003.