I have written previously about Bill Johnson and Bethel Church in Redding, California. Bill Johnson is one of the most dangerous false teachers of our time. This is not my opinion alone, but many others are warning about him. I am utterly shocked and horrified that John McGinley should entertain such a person and in turn infect others with the lies of Satan. As I write this post I am wondering whether McGinley knows exactly what he is doing (2 Corinthians 11:13-15), or whether he has gone that far into error that the Lord has given him over to a depraved mind (Romans 1:28). Whatever the case, McGinley is playing with fire and he is putting the precious souls in his congregation in great danger of hell. I have previously written that Holy Trinity plays host to a whole plethora of false teachings:
An important question to ask is: Why does the Bible warn us repeatedly about false teachers and false prophets if they are not a real and present danger to our faith and salvation? (Matthew 7:15; 24:3-12; 2 Corinthians 11:13; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Peter 2:1-3; Jude 1:4 etc.)
I will go over some of the material I have covered in the past for the sake of the people who attend Holy Trinity in the hope that the Lord will help any that are truly seeking the truth, and that they will find a way of escape from the lies of Satan (1 Corinthians 10:1-22).
Firstly, it is imperative to understand that the scriptures are God's inerrant Word, they are God breathed and inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21; John 17:17; Psalm 19:7). Jesus Christ is the Word (John 1:14). The pure teaching of Jesus Christ and the apostles has come to us at great cost, beginning with the Lord Himself, then the apostles and also martyrs like William Tyndale who gave their lives to make it possible for us to receive the gospel. The scriptures make it very clear that nothing should be added or taken away from the word of God (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Joshua 1:7; Proverbs 30:6; Matthew 28:20 Revelation 22:18-19). It is very simple - the scriptures are our point of reference, they are the test for whatever teaching comes to us, so that we can discern true or false doctrines (1 John 4:1). Once we have this settled, then with the help of the Holy Spirit, things become much clearer and easier to discern.
If we reject the authority of the scriptures then everything is lost - we are either relying on human opinion (Proverbs 18:2; 28:26; Jeremiah 14:14; 23:9-40) or doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1).
Jesus answer to Satan when he misrepresented God's word: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4)
Those who reject the scriptures as the inerrant word of God are actually rejecting Jesus Christ! God warns us that in the time just prior to His return there will be an end time rebellion (apostasia) and that he will send a deluding influence upon those who refuse to love the truth so that they will believe what is false. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12) Much of Christendom has now departed from the truth and is in open rebellion against God. This warning therefore applies to what we know as "the church" just as much as to false religions and unbelievers.
As I have pointed out before, Bill Johnson utterly fails the test of scripture. Johnson claims to be an "apostle" with greater revelation than that of the original twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. As I have demonstrated above, the scriptures are a closed cannon, they cannot be "updated"; nothing can be added to taken away from them. The teachings and the "manifestations" coming from Johnson and Bethel Church are completely demonic in many cases and an abomination to God, for instance their practice of Gravesucking (witchcraft and necromancy), open heaven experiences, manifestations such as gold flakes, glory clouds, angel feathers, angel orbs, and much, much more. Please read my previous posts about Bethel Church and Johnson:
Three Questions are asked of Johnson in the above Video:
Does God ever cause sickness?
Does God ever choose not to heal?
What was Paul's thorn in the flesh?
Johnson: "You can only give away what you have. Can God give away sickness? No - He is not sick."
GOD IS SOVEREIGN!!!
The hand of the LORD was heavy against the people of Ashdod, and he terrified and afflicted them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory. (1 Samuel 5:6)
Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works..... (Revelation 2:22)
Though the Lord can and does heal, it is pure presumption to assume that He always heals his people as Johnson asserts:
Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. (2 Timothy 4:20)
No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments. 2 Timothy 4:20)
I am not disputing that Bill Johnson is a very clever man. These lies slip off his tongue so easily, but he cannot back them up with the scriptures!
Experience should never trump doctrine. Let your faith be based in the scriptures, not on subjective manifestations. No matter how profound, supernatural, or popular any ministry claims to be, measure everything against the written Word of God.
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8)
|Jesus Culture - Gravesucking|
|Benni Johnson (wife of Bill Johnson) Gravesucking at the grave of CS Lewis|
|Bill Johnson at the grave of false teacher Smith Wigglesworth|
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; (Revelation 18:4)