Several short years ago I wouldn’t have had any concerns about Bethel or Bill Johnson or his head honchos at all. I’d never been to Redding, I’d never really been directly influenced by them but, somehow, I’d still have struggled to believe that they were a viper’s pit of demonic/New Age activity and deception.
About a year ago I did a quick, 30 min vlog responding to Bethel’s attempt to defend their theology. I’d evidently only dealt with the proverbial tip of the iceberg.
Please now see the most recent video in which I briefly allude to three ‘case studies’ that demonstrate the profound lack of discernment and biblical literacy from senior church leaders here in the U.K.
It is time for public repentance because “when the LORD would heal His people, He reveals iniquity” (my paraphrase of Hosea 7:1 cf. Ephesians 5:11).
I also strongly urge you to watch Mike Winger’s January 2023 work on these latest revelations here.
A year later, (Jan 2023), Mike Winger has kindly done the more substantial leg-work to expose the fuller extent of extraneous spiritual activity that is essentially nothing other than New Age occultism with Jesus’ precious Name slapped on top.
Many have been deceived and are being deceived.
Over the course of the last decade, Mairi and I have actually sat privately with senior pastors who have held Bill Johnson high and aloft as ‘the’ man to listen to and follow and read. We have sat within local churches in Edinburgh who promote “Bethel students” whose indoctrination by the hands of Johnson and Bethel have been endorsed and encouraged. We have even led gatherings with people who lap all this demonic mysticism up (while ourselves not knowing the full extent of the tentacle-reach of the Satanic influence at the time).
In all instances, our paths have since separated because I had the courage to call out the unbiblical teaching and, in some instances, spiritually abusive behaviour.
This is nothing other than the profound work of Satan and if you have been in agreement with Bethel/Johnson— directly or indirectly — you must flee and you must repent.
May God have mercy.
I strongly urge you to watch Mike Winger’s January 2023 work on these latest revelations here.
Finally, against any lazy accusation of “anger” and for those who truly have ears to hear, please read this devotional from T. A. Sparks.