Faith healer and prophet.
"For quite a while I have been embarrassed to say anything about the latter rain, because you are associated and identified with something that people don't seem to appreciate in certain evangelical circles. So I have played it cool and haven't said much about it. But I don't care what they think any more... I believe we are going to have the latter rain and I am looking forward to it." (Paul Cain, Toronto church on May 28, 1995)
Though Branham denied the historic, orthodox view of the Trinity, William Branham was the greatest prophet in the 20th century. This was due not to Branham's doctrines but to "his gifting in the word of knowledge." (Paul Cain, Armstrong in Michael Horton ed. Power Religion, 1992, p.67)
Paul Cain even advised his audience to wait until they get to heaven to examine his exposition of the Manchild Company, which would never stand the test of Scripture: " I know some of you are going to disagree with this. Don't you even stop to disagree. Revelation 12:5. If you disagree, just file it in miscellaneous and check it out. And donut bother with it; when we get to heaven we'll check it out and you'll find out I'm right " (Paul Cain, Prophetic Power and Passion Conference, Christ Chapel, Florence, Alabama, August, 1995.)
Paul Cain promises credulous Christians that in the fullness of endtime restorationism "all the sick are gonna be healed, the dead are gonna be raised and nations are gonna turn to God in a day." (Bob Jones and Paul Cain, "Selections from the Kansas City Prophets," audiotape)
Cain elevates expectations to a fever pitch by telling devotees that they will be "invincible"; that God is offering them a "greater privilege than was ever offered to any people of any generation at any time from Adam clear down through the end of the millennium"; and that they are "gonna have more than just a little omnipotent surge -- you're gonna behold that glory and become that glory." (Bob Jones and Paul Cain, "Selections from the Kansas City Prophets," audiotape, commentary from Counterfeit Revival, Hank Hanegraaff, 1997)
"No prophet or apostle who ever lived equaled the power of these individuals in this great army of the Lord in these last days. No one ever had it, not even Elijah or Peter or Paul, or anyone else enjoyed the power that is gong to rest on this great army." (Bob Jones and Paul Cain. "Selections from the Kansas City Prophets," audiotape (tape: 155C)
"...Every time God ever planned to do anything, the devil would get wind of it and he'd go out there are try to head it off...When he knew Moses was coming, what did he do to stop him...He killed all the babies. What did he do when he figured that Jesus was going to be born at a certain time? He released a decree through the wicked ruler to kill all the babies. Don't you see? And what's he doing now?...Abortions on every hand. So, you must know something's coming up greater than Moses, greater than,...Even in Jesus' day, because the devil is trying to kill off the New Breed. He's trying to kill off the bride of Christ and trying to kill the whole thing off, but the Lord has well planted this seed and the New Bride and the New Breed...He's about to open the womb and He's about to give birth to this New Thing...When the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us we beheld the glories of the only begotten of the Father and when you begin to become that Word I want you to know. The world will behold the glory of the Father and that's what we're waiting to see...I want you to know that we're going to have some channeling one of these days, but it's going to be channeled right out of the throne room of Heaven." (Paul Cain, "You Can Become the Word!", 1989, Vineyard Prophetic Conference)
"God's raising up a new standard, a new banner, if you will, that's going to radically change the expression, the understanding of Christianity in our generation...God has invited us to have a role in establishing a new order of Christianity...God is offering to this generation something He has never offered to any other generation...beware lest old order brethren rob you and steal this hope from you." Whatever happened to remaining in the truths that we were taught? Tit 1:9 "He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it." (Paul Cain, "You Can Become the Word!", 1989, Vineyard Prophetic Conference, with comment from Sandy Simpson, 1997)
In the March 1994 issue of Trinity Broadcasting Network's newsletter, Paul Crouch wrote of prophesies by Paul Cain and the Kansas City Prophets: "Something BIG is in the air! 1994 is going to be a pivotal year. I can FEEL it--you can feel it--numerous Christian leaders and prophets of the Lord are declaring it! Pastor John Hickle of Christ Church, Los Angeles, received a word from the Lord that evil will be ripped from the land in June. Kim Clement, an evangelist from South Africa, has prophesied some astounding things for the near future. Paul Cain has seen, by the Holy Spirit, an earth-shaking outpouring of REVIVAL such as the world has NEVER seen! Aquilla Wilkins Nash, who has told me MANY things by the revelation of God, has also prophesied some awesome events for the year and years just ahead ... Prophet Paul Cain has seen in the Spirit, a last days revival so powerful that hospitals will literally be emptied and people kneeling in public places to receive Christ will become commonplace! Not only will "hospitals" not "be emptied" before Christ returns or evil be "ripped from the earth" before the final judgment, but Cain's prophesy of a great revival in 1994 never materialized. True revival is characterized by repentance and profound changes, even in the surrounding secular community. At the outbreak of the Welsh Revival taverns were closed and horses wouldn't go because their drivers were no longer using curse words to drive them. Since Toronto and Brownsville are being cited as examples of this prophesy being fulfilled, it is worthy to note that in both cities crime and evil is on the rise. There has been no true revival at all from Toronto or Brownsville. (Paul Crouch, "Blessed Are the Eyes Which See," Praise the Lord newsletter, March 1994; with comments by Sandy Simpson).