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Bethel Music; a work of Darkness

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And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. (Ephesians 5:11)

This verse clearly says that we should not seek and enjoy association with the works of darkness. Fellowship in the Greek is Koinonia, which means; association, communion, joint participation, and intimacy. Koinonia is something we should do with true Christians and with God.

It is also significant that the Apostle Paul used the phrase, “unfruitful works of darkness” instead of simply “darkness.” Most professing Christians will not fraternize with the known darkness. For example, they will avoid the obvious diabolical manifestations of Satan. However, not all works of darkness are obvious.

In 2 Corinthians 4:2, Paul wrote, “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame.” Evidently, some of the works of darkness are hidden or else we would not be susceptible to association with them, Further, Paul would not tell us to expose them if they were not hidden.

Satan masquerades as an angel of light, and his ministers as ministers of righteousness. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15) Since they are disguised, we have to use discernment and listen to the Holy Spirit to identify them. How much more hidden are their works?

The works of darkness are even more hidden today because we are in a time of great deception and consequent apostasy. Unfruitful works of darkness certainly flourish and operate better in such a period. That’s because many professing Christians have completely dimmed their light. Thus, it is no surprise that so many professing Christians that are conscious of the darkness are blind to the works of darkness.

Dim is also quite possibly the reason that many professing Christians are having fellowship with Bethel Music. To a discerning Christian, Bethel Music is a conspicuous work of darkness. Bethel Music is the work of Bethel Church, a notorious cult church that produces the works of Bill and Beni Johnson. Many of the ones that rush to associate with Bethel Music in their concerts might never accept the bizarre shenanigans of Bethel Church. The alluring music has seduced them into to associating rather than exposing. Further, Bethel Music’s siren songs have the hypnotic effect of covering up one hard fact. If the spirits of darkness are in the source, then the same spirits are in the flow. “Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?” (James 3:11) “A bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” (Mathew 7:15-20)

The demonic laughing and jerking, waking up angels, fire tunnels, grave sucking, dead-raising teams, using tuning forks for prophecy, gold dust falling in the meetings, so-called drunken glory, etcetera, are in the simmering cauldron that is Bethel Church. Bethel Music will lead many people back to that cauldron. That is its purpose. Bethel Music does not go around the country putting on concerts to showcase talent, to entertain people, or to make lots of money. The so-called worship team is on the road for one purpose. That purpose is to unite people with the spirits that comprise its source, Bethel Church.

God’s people are children of the light. Like their Master, they must shine their lights to expose and defeat the darkness.
“But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.” (Ephesians 5:13)
Instead of manifesting the darkness with their lights, professing Christians are bonding with Bethel Music in a concert.

They weave and sway with the music, their spirits open and receptive, being stroked by the ebb and flow of the rhythms and hypnotic sounds. Their spirits are dancing with demons. As the emotion rises up, their minds become saturated with pleasure, and they are intoxicated with sweet surrender. They unwittingly become intimate with Satan. What is tragic is that although some professing Christians may be able to survive such an tango with evil, weak ones may lose their souls. I would not want that as part of my record when I stand before Righteous, Almighty God.

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63 Comments

  1. I did another indepth one on them last year, praying more will open their eyes to the dark path they are being led down.

  2. Sorry, guess I did the link in the wrong place if you care to share it. God bless your efforts to expose these unfruitful deeds to the light.

    http://redeemingmoments.com/2013/08/22/bill-johnson-jesus-culture-and-bethel-church/

  3. Oh my! Thank you for sharing this information. I have never heard of this group before. The old devil will use anything to deceive .Keep sounding the alarm and teaching the truth
    May God continue to use you as you present the Truth. Praying for you and Cheryl daily.

    • This church though not yet fully exposed on this subject has involvement with trafficking my daughter to Penn State officials. I know because a next door neighbor who was living with her boyfriend’s father attended Bethel assisted into sending my only daughter to Penn State officials involved with Satanism with fake guardianship documents. She lied to police and officials claiming she was my relative when she was not; she also had a friend pose under an alias who I later found out worked with Dave Thomas Foundation.

  4. There is a whole network of these people worldwide. Some are ignorant, but some are Illuminati. Satan has slowly changed the music, the message, and even the Bibles used in churches. We have left churches who push this stuff with an agenda in our region, as well as left churches where people are just blind to it. Jesus, the Bible, the old ways. Only safe road…….

    • Do you think their song ‘Shine on Us’ has an obvious illuminati content?, it says ”heart of stone into a prism, from back and white to vibrant colours”. Reminds me of Pink Floyd.

  5. Those dang heretics! I mean just read these lyrics! I can’t believe it

    Bethel Music – For The Cross Lyrics

    The life You gave
    Your body was broken
    Your love poured out
    You bled and You died for me
    There on the cross
    You breathed Your last as you were crucified
    You gave it all for me

    Hallelujah, what a Savior
    Hallelujah, what a friend
    Hallelujah, King forever
    We thank You for the cross

    There in the ground
    Sealed in the darkness
    Lifeless laid
    The frame of the Father’s son
    In agony
    He watched His only Son be sacrificed
    He gave it all for me

    But on that day
    What seemed as the darkest hour
    A violent hope
    Broke through and shook the ground
    And as You rose
    The Light of all the world was magnified
    And You rose in victory

    Hallelujah, it is finished
    Hallelujah, it is done
    Hallelujah, King forever
    We thank you for the cross

    Though our sins are scarlet
    You have made us white as snow

    Good call on this one C.H.

    • C.H. Fisher

      February 20, 2015 at 12:02 am

      So according to your logic, as long as the “sheep’s clothing” is in place, it is okay to support a music group from a diabolical cult. It does not matter if they draw thousands of unsuspecting professing Christians into darkness, as long as they do it with Christian-sounding lyrics.

      By the same logic, would you defended a pastor who preached the pure Gospel every Sunday morning, with souls being saved, but molested his daughter the night before. After all, he preached the pure Gospel.

      The hundreds of people who followed Jim Jones to Guyana drank real Kool Aid. It was the same Kool Aid mothers give their children on a hot summer day. The only difference was the poison that was added.

      So when you defend Bethel Music, maybe you should add a disclaimer so that people will not imbibe the heresy disseminated by the church they are from. When you accept the sheep’s clothing, be sure to warn people about the wolf. When you knowingly sit under the ministry of a pedophile pastor, please consider warning everyone to do as he says, and not as he does.

      By the way, if you will send me those lyrics again and underline the name of Jesus, I would appreciate it. Those dang heretics! I cannot believe they left out the name of Jesus in that clever song. However, had they included “Jesus”, discerning Christians would know they did not mean the true Son of God, but the false Bethel Church “Jesus”. The Jesus I surrendered my life to does not cavort with demons, and He does not lead me to listen to music that comes from diabolical sources no matter how Christian-sounding it is.

      Matthew 24:24 is being fulfilled. Guard your hearts! The final and great deception does not appear diabolical. It is arriving through Satan’s emissaries that appear as ministers of righteousness. (2 Corinthians 11:15)

      • I ‘m listening to “Come to me”of Bethel and the singer mentioned the Name of Jesus..
        So how can u explain that “someone who adores satan” dare proclaiming Jesus’Name ?

        • C.H. Fisher

          September 9, 2015 at 2:24 am

          One cannot present a false Jesus unless they mention the name Jesus. It is amazing, but also sad, how little it takes today to lure someone into deception. For a large number of professing Christians, it merely takes a song. They will ignore a massive amount of evil and evil people, for a song. “What would a man give in exchange for his soul?” The problem is, one can not get it back once it is lost in the final deception, delusion, and apostasy.

          • Your information here is not founded on Biblical truth. You use scare tactic to push your own selfish agenda whatever that may be. And as we know the spirit of fear is not of God. If a congregation is fruit bearing and leading people to Christ and closer to God then that is not of Satan. Satan wants to seek and destroy not show people the way to know God. Also you imply that people are losing their souls to Satan as the worship God. Newsflash…the Word says in John 10:27&28 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” I am concerned that you are discouraging the union of believers to worship God. How do we know you aren’t the wolf in sheep’s clothing out on a witch hunt seeking what you can devour, disband or create conflict.
            Isn’t that what Satan does? Just saying. The Bible says to encourage and not to tear down. At no point did you offer an alternative way of worshipping God. So what is your faith and how has your life been transformed by Jesus Christ?
            I am definitely questioning your creditability and your general knowledge of the Word from your analysis here. I will pray for you. Peace

          • AMEN dude! People hate on bethel so much! Who are we to criticize the holy spirit? In the apostles time people thought that the disciples were drunk, out of their mind, or false teachers. I would advise you to be wary of what you call “Work of satan” brother. I Also agree with Cristal above. A house divided against itself cannot stand. If it truly was Satans work i don’t think people would be getting saved. How about you go to Bethel and see for yourself what the heart of the church is before you start releasing your claims to true seekers. I’m sure you have heard of wigglesworth, hahaha look up some of the things he did. And he’s highly regarded as a faith-filled believer. Also look at the fruit and spirit in which you are speaking. Is it out of concern or is it a deeper motivator.
            Just some ideas I’m sure we’ll talk with Jesus about it one day hahahaha Love you man!

          • Before I deal with the rest of your post, I caution you about the misuse of the word “hate.” It came straight out of the militant homosexual movement and political Progressives. Declaring someone as “hating” or a “hater” for disagreeing with you is clearly a false accusation.

            At no time have I criticized the Holy Spirit. I believe that if Smith Wigglesworth were to visit Bethel, he would begin rebuking demons. I remember when a close associate of Wigglesworth, a “son in the faith”, was asked what he thought about the manifestations that are as the foolishness occurring at Bethel. He had one word—“Demons!”

            The fact is, I am not a “dude” or a novice. I have ben a Christian long enough to have watched this wickedness come in. We are warned in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 that Satan is coming with all power, signs, lying wonders, and all deceivableness of unrighteousness. That is what is being witnessed at Bethel and throughout the New Apostolic Movement.

            Nonetheless, people of your ilk are not going to listen to truth. If you were born in the last 30-40 years, you were born during the great and final apostasy. It is doubtful that you have ever experience or witnessed a genuine work of the Holy Spirit. You think Bethel is valid because you do not have truth to compare it with.

            This is not a game! The deception is going to get much worse. If you can’t even discern a flagrantly diabolical work, such as Bethel, how are you going to survive when the night gets darker?

          • http://www.bethel.com/about/
            Check out their mission. Please look into the heart before you judge. Perhaps one of the sheep fell or made their own doctrine. DO NOT JUDGE THE SHEPHERD BY THE SHEEP. It is very bad to call the things of God works of Satan. Please, please,please, be careful! I’m sure you have been have immersed yourself in the word 7 days a week as i have been doing. As we all should be doing in times like these. Man i don’t mean to kick a dead dog but you must be careful. I care for all brothers under Christ. We must not judge and point fingers at proffesing brothers. We have to look into the heart and weigh the spirit. Look for yourself. Go to Bethel. Seek for the truth. Please. If you go and feel led to leave. Then leave. Thats what i plan on doing. But i know if my daddy (your daddy, our daddy in heaven) is in it. I’ll know. I spend time with him in prayer everyday. He is my dad. I hope you talk to him and be honest with him. He loves you. He always has. please do not hate on your brothers. He loves them to…

          • See my comments on your other post.

          • “The fact is, I am not a “dude” or a novice. I have ben a Christian long enough to have watched this wickedness come in. We are warned in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 that Satan is coming with all power, signs, lying wonders, and all deceivableness of unrighteousness. That is what is being witnessed at Bethel and throughout the New Apostolic Movement.”

            This quote is from you. Satan doesn’t have any power. Look it up. The Lord took it away. I rebuke you quit trying to cause division. I’m here to find
            truth that is why i came to your site in the first place. I don’t think what you say on this post is out of love for your family.
            I’m done with these lies and deceit. I love all the family in Christ but it’s time to stop causing divisions with each other for publicity, or somehow trying to make you seem better. If you truly wanted to fix the problem you would go there yourself to rebuke them. WHERE IS YOUR FAITH?
            Goodbye God Bless you

          • Keven, you just rejected God’s word. That is how a deceived mind works. Read it again. Here it is straight from the Bible.
            “9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

      • Stacy strother

        August 5, 2017 at 4:02 am

        Amen CH!

    • Whats wrong with this song?

      • C.H. Fisher

        September 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

        Why are you focusing on the music? Did you read the article. What’s wrong with the candy a pedophile uses to snare an child victim? Of course, there is nothing wrong with the candy except that in the hands of the pedophile it’s a lure. Pleasing music that leads people into fatal bondage is also a lure.

        • I agree with you 100 percent. Them and Jesus culture. They have music that is sensual and attracts many. Yea, some of there music is ok but it goes back to the saying the clock that doesn’t run is right twice a day. They do have a hidden agenda. They teach at there concerts and it is not biblical. People are working in the spirit but it isn’t the spirit of God. Very, very, dangerous times we are in.

        • Charlotte Dunlap

          April 20, 2017 at 11:36 am

          It’s hard to understand why Christians can not see that it doesn’t matter how wonderful their lyrics are, if they are practicing evil (grave sucking, drunk in the spirit etc), they should run from any music they sing. I go to a good church but they have played Methel music and have mentioned Bethel music in worship. Since I know about Bethel Church a huge red flag went up when I noticed this recently.
          I read this article as preparation to warn my church.

        • You are nuts! You’re the one that’s being blinded by the devil!

          • When two professing Christians declare that the other one is deceived, which happens quite often today, the evidence exposing which one is correct is God’s word. Bethel Music is the lure for Bethel Church, a New Apostolic Reformation entity. God’s word exposes Bethel Church as a work of darkness. Bethel Music is as candy offered by a pedophile to a child. There is nothing wrong with the candy until it becomes the lure of a pedophile. Focusing on the quality of the candy without considering who is offering it is immature. It is why children are kidnapped. Bethel Church wishes to lure God’s children into deception. It’s music is the lure. To support and defend it is to support and defend the End-Times work of Satan. Do you support the NAR with its occult activities and heresies?

    • Yep. Nothing wrong those lyrics on that particular song. However, the fact is they mix New Age cult practices into the church. Satan masquerades as an angel of light a minister of righteousness but is liar perverting truth. He tells lies to the leaders and they mix it with truth resulting in truth mixed with error. They mix Gnosticism as Manichaeism of the 3rd century. The result is Kundalini serpent power of Satan based on sensuality emotionalism, and subjective experiences. There are no sleeping holy angels to awake with tuning forks in the desert dry places as Beni Johnson claims she is under a strong delusion of another spirit. Rather, it is evil familiar spirits that dwell in the dry desert places according to scripture.

  6. Im confused. Whats wrong with the song mentioned above? And can someone show me proof of tuning forks, fire tunnels etc…?

    • Charlotte Dunlap

      April 20, 2017 at 11:39 am

      You can see YouTube videos of Bethel Church’s fire tunnel, them getting drunk in the spirit etc. it is frightening how evil it is. You can also see pictures of Benji Johnson on the web grave soaking along with other church members.

  7. Since when is it wrong to not include the name Jesus in every worship song? Can you show me in the bible where instructions are given on how to construct worship songs? Are you also aware that the name Jesus does not exist in the Hebrew, Aramaic bible AND the Dead Sea Scrolls? Yeshua is his name and Jesus is not the direct translation. I understand that there are countless corrupt churches out there but you should accuse cautiously cause we might be stepping on Yeshua’s toes. I am open to any good evidence anybody has.

  8. Tons of evidence on You Tube and elsewhere for the soul truly seeking
    truth. Sincerely pray you connect with the true Jesus of the Scriptures and that the Holy Spirit leads you into all truth.
    “If the Son of Man sets your free, you are free indeed.” John 8:36

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bethel+church+exposed

    Even a personal testimony: “Escaping Bethel Church”

  9. 96 O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
    2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
    3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

    (1. I would throw rocks at barrels to worship god if that was my only option. What a wonderful blessing it is that they have all that wonderful sound for the Lord! They certainly appear to be singing new songs to the Lord like the scripture says.

    Romans 16:17
    I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

    C.H. you are causing division. And confusion. We need to be uniting as Christians and coming against things TOGETHER in unity. We have things marriage (the structure of family) under attact and Abortion. We can all agree on many of these issues and come together and make a stand that counts and make a difference. Please check out (http://www.awmi.net/declaration/)
    Everyone from Baptist, Methodist, AG, non -domain organizations are standing together for this. We don’t all agreel on everything, that for sure, but we can still be United together in unity.

    To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

    If we are to find common ground with unbelievers how can we not find common ground amongst ourselves.

    My friends, we have been deceived so that the world around us can spin out of control with sin. It’s time to rise up together. We will be unstoppable as one unit with different tasks and strengths. Divided we fall.

    • C.H. Fisher

      October 21, 2015 at 3:10 am

      The word of God does cause division. Christ also brings division (Matt. 10:34). We are to separate ourselves from the works of darkness and expose them. That means division.

      Certainly, when the great and final apostasy is full, all denominations will be included. There will be many more deceived and delusional professing Christians in an unholy union than true Christians.

      A good test of whether or not you are bonding with the spirit of the apostasy, or are following the Holy Sprit, is evidenced by whom you support, associate with, promote, and receive from. Bethel Church is a very dangerous and heretical cult. Their diabolical music is a lure. If one promotes and supports the music, that person will be held responsible for every individual that loses his or her soul to the Bethel deception.

      This is not a game! You can play loose with darkness if you wish. You are a free moral agent. There is ver little accountability in this day of autonomous professing Christians. But one day, just as God’s word declares, you will stand before Him in judgement.

      • C. H Fisher, I agree with what you are saying across the board and about Bethel. Ive done some background searching and find it very disturbing to say the least. I too was “caught up” in the music in the beginning but then I started noticing some changes in my attitude toward it and was lead to check them out…so glad I followed that leading. It seems more obvious somehow to hear the error in preaching but in the “worship” music we sing not so much…its easy to get lost in the rythm of the music and ignore the words altogether. Thanks for your insights on Bethel, thats been my thoughts as well. Matthew 10:24,25 “A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, (prince of demons) how much more the members of his household.” Jesus words.

      • amen,BILL JOHNSON and his gang practice and mix Kundalini yoga in with their warped Christianity .THEY MAKE false prophecies and include many Pagan practices in their modus operandi ,namely sucking impartations from the bodies of anointed departed saints,fire tunnels ,jerking like they are demon possessed.Angel orbs,GLORY CLOUDS which looks like smoke coming from the Ventilation ducts are common occurences at their drunk in the spirit orgys .THEY also interpret auras as a sign of PROPHECTIC INTREPATION .BEWARE !!!!

      • Mathew 10:34 is referring to the division in the Earth NOT the church family. We are not talking out of anger we are talking in concern for the common good of believers under the head of our Lord Jesus. Thats whats important. Sure some crazy things happen at bethel. Things that maybe you and i can’t understand or believe. But what matters is that they believe that Jesus died for our sins and he rose from the dead. He made it possible for us to have an imitate relationship with our Father. Please pray about this I’ll be praying for you sir. Prayer for me as well! I can always use it. I’m learning every day just as you are 🙂 bless you brother

        • I cannot allow anymore of your posts and haven’t time to respond to them. I pray that you are delivered. If you wish to be free, please contact me via the contact form.

    • No. They are not biblical. The music is just an avenue to their false teaching. It’s not about an encounter that is full of emotions. I felt chills at a metallica concert. We have to engage in a relationship with Jesus with a sound mind and self control. Not flopping around and in a trance like state.

  10. Here is a couple of links to Andrew Stroms exposure of this demonic movement and it’s not just Bethal.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6wKPjf1mjb8
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2X1HC-3s3uI

  11. All I know is I’m not in the position to judge. I dont know that pastor personally nor the church since I havent been there myself. Anyone can fabricate a false testimony against a Church leader or even against me and people can be fast-believing. All I know is there are more important issues to focus on like discipling and winning our nations for Jesus.

    • C.H. Fisher

      January 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      That is exactly the attitude that has allowed Satan to invade and decimate much of Christianity. It is called the “Ostrich Complex”. Although God’s word declares that He ordains watchmen who must warn people, and that we must expose the unfruitful works of darkness, the majority of professing Christians would rather remain blind. If you believe that way, why even visit this site and blog?
      Now consider the truth. Suppose you need a babysitter for your young daughter. You have two names, so you check out their references. Why even do that if wilfull blindness is appropriate? What if people tell you that one of the individuals is a pedophile who preys on young girls? Will you say, “Oh, anyone can fabricate a false testimony”?
      Concerning Bethel Church, they have certainly “fabricated a false testimony”. Conversely, I am presenting information based on their own words. However, instead of checking that information, which is as easy as visiting their website, you chose to leave the gates open for them. If indeed you have light from the Light, who is Christ, you will expose the darkness.

      • I agree. There will come a time when they won’t endure sound doctrine. People are heaping up false teachers for their itching ears. Instead of confirming the world to Scripture, these teachers trys to conform the Scripture to the world. We are suppose to do each out. Preach, rebuke, reproof, exhort. We are in the latter days.

  12. Preach it CH!! Thank you for pointing people to the truth. I know so many people who get swept up in these emotional feeling songs and have no concern of their source. A lot of people from our church have moved to Redding. I don’t know how they attract so many young people ( who all use “glory” like a buzzword) but I am frustrated at the lack of discernment in the church today. Keep shining light on these things.

  13. I would be interested in a list of so called “good” worship music. If Hillsong and Bethel music are bad, exactly what CAN I listen to?

    • Susan, each individual is responsible to ‘prove all things’ (1 Thess 5:21) and to search the Scriptures to see if these things are so (Acts 17:11). We cannot rely on others to give us a list of ‘good music’ but to remember what the Lord told us would happen in the last days. Much apostasy, a great falling away from the faith. Many deceived, Many deceivers (many is not a few, but MANY).

      Just check the lyrics according to the Word. Know their gospel. Jesus said we would know these ravening wolves in sheep’s clothing by their fruits, then proceeds to show us what their fruits are (doctrine) of justifying themselves by their ‘wonderful works’ by their casting out of demons, by calling Him Lord, Lord, etc. But He never knew them. Probably very little out there we can listen to, so be cautious, be wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove.

      • Holly fruits are not doctrine! You guys are very silly indeed! Hahaha what do you think Jesus meant when he said beware of the leaven of the pharisees?NO Fruit is your works. Your works are shown in your ministry. People talk an awful lot about what bethel worship does. Fine its weird. But what about all their mission work. The Redding area is one of the most evangalized areas in the U.S. When was the last time you stepped out(in Public) about your faith and told them that Jesus loves them? Jesus does love us you know. Father didn’t send us Jesus for no reason. He sent us Jesus to save the world because he loves us. Yeah their are many false doctrines. Even Catholicism doctrine is wrong but people don’t ever mention them. What about Jahova’s witnesses? Because bethel is seeing some incredible things does not mean they are evil. It says that there will be many false doctrines and the doctrine of the beast will be meant to glorify the devil. The only thing they do at Bethel is glorify the Lord i know 3 Bethel graduates and they truly are faith-filled people. I’m not bashing those other religions but christianity isn’t supposed to be like those. Its not supposed to be a religion at all. Its about relationship which is what i’ve been trying to say this whole time.

        • Sadly, one of the characteristics of a deceived individual is that they assume someone who confront their deception cannot possibly be involved in ministry. I feel pity for Redding. I can only hope there are godly people there who are exposing Bethel and warning people. Bethel by all definitions is a cult.

    • I would really like to know that as well

    • A lot of the hymns are great worship music. I highly recommend Keith and Kristyn Getty, who compose and produce ‘modern’ hymns. Also, Sovereign Grace is a good, safe choice in my opinion. Holly has provided some excellent points in response to your question. Prayer and research, discerning and more prayer. And she is correct in saying that there is very little out there we can and should listen to.

  14. Essentially, always be prepared to give an account for what it is you believe and yes it is the truth that YOU know that makes you free.
    Test every spirit. According to 1 John 4:1. Lets not be ignorant, the bible doesnt make allowance for us Born Again Believers to be ignorant and as we all know We perish through lack of knowledge. Whatever you believe make sure it is the TRUTH, there is only one TRUTH
    I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE…
    BLESSINGS

  15. Wow, first of all you need not to slander Bethel Music.. reading your article i did not see any evidence of how bethel music is not using their worship music to do the will of Jesus? I just see a bunch of slander and i do not understand where this is coming from? is it because it is not the traditional worship music? Im still not understanding? I see scriptures but i do not see what bethel is doing to go against them? do not lead a lot of people astray for your accusations.

    • You wrote,”I see scriptures but i do not see what bethel is doing to go against them?” So, you confess that you do not see, but accuse me of slander. Bethel Church Redding, CA is a New Apostolic Reformation church. Please research the NAR and perhaps you will understand why we are exposing Bethel’s spiritually lethal musical lure.

    • Here is an article I did with a huge amount of documentation of their false teaching (Bethel) and all the things that do not line up with the Word of God. They are slanderous against the truth of God’s Word, they lie, and the people love to have it so. Please check this out and see if you can agree with what they are teaching.

      https://redeemingmoments.com/2013/08/22/bill-johnson-jesus-culture-and-bethel-church/

  16. C.H.

    I have tried again and again to warn our (now former) church against this, and have received the same types of negative replies as you have ( ‘slander’, ‘pronouncing judgement’, ‘causing division’, etc.).
    The Emergent Church (Hybels, Rick Warren, Francis Chan, Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, et al) is already deluded and IS NOT LISTENING to the message of REPENT. They just keep pushing forward with their man-made, self-serving works agenda.
    I am reminded of battles of history. Who went out in front? The psalters, the Heralds, the worship ‘team’. This is nothing more than a full frontal assault done with such guise and cunning as to ‘break our ranks’ and infiltrate. Spiritual wickedness in high places, indeed.
    The Word of God tells me to be on guard, to be vigilant, to test EVERYTHING – ESPECIALLY IF IT IS COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE CHURCH, WHETHER IT BE THE PULPIT OR THE MINISTRY.
    Test it ALL against the Ultimate Authority for your life as a Christian – test it ALL against God’s Word. Speaking of the Word, ensure that you are not using some watered-down ‘feel good’ ecumenical tome like the NIV, or similar things published by Zondervan, since they seem to be the medium for quite a bit of the heretical teaching.
    You also need to know this purvey is not limited to publications, or music, or even heretical teaching. This demonic attack has infiltrated our seminaries. If you don’t believe me, look at some of the courses Dallas Theological Seminary offers, where they incorporate Eastern Mystical Practices into a ‘required regimen’ for ‘drawing closer’ to God. Evil. Pure Evil – masquerading as light.

    • David W. I so agree!! Now more than ever we MUST BE TESTING EVERY SPIRIT regardless of where it comes from or what it looks like! Now is NOT the time to be sleeping at our posts..we must stay sober and vigilant and we must study and be aware of our enemy’s tactics…because he certainly is studying us! Thanks for your insight.

    • I moved to Redding to attend Bssm 4 years ago, a few years ago I became aware of what has been going on. I honestly feel so lost. I don’t know what church or worship music I can trust. I used to LOVE Beth Moore bible studies. I have a great job here in Redding so I’m not planning on moving away anytime soon.
      I need to find a church truly led by God. I feel like it’s just me and God but honestly sometimes that doesn’t feel like enough-though I feel like that’s all I can trust.
      What is your advice? Thank you so much!

      • Heidi, it might take a while to find a good Bible-teaching church in your area, but I pray you don’t give up. Look up “Redding Baptist churches” on the internet just for a start, and start reading their websites to see what they believe and then start going to them. Go somewhere every Sunday and be diligent in checking them out, and don’t give up. And pray, pray, pray for God’s wisdom and direction and protection. I’m not saying all “Baptist” churches are okay — just that it is one place you could start in your search for a Bible-teaching church on the internet. Also, you could check out this site below to see if there are any churches close enough to go to – maybe there are some cities surrounding Redding that are close enough for you to drive to???? http://www.biblebb.com/churches.htm

  17. I went to a Bethel affiliate church, their “sister church” as it were. The music sounded great, but the teachings grew to be more and more off the longer I attended. It became a church where you couldn’t invite others to, as they would not hear the gospel. It was just “prophetic words,” or “The Lord told me,” etc. This isn’t the Bible. There were sinners in the pew who needed to repent, but this was never the emphasis. The emphasis was on 1) experiences and extra biblical revelation given to the senior pastor and his “apostolic” friends 2) places the pastor had supposedly visited where there were “outpourings of the spirit,” but no one from these places ever got up to say what happened or visited our church to confirm 3) a 3 month series about giving money (every year) since the church was in gross debt for a building they couldn’t afford to purchase 4) talks about “revival/renewal” coming to our city for 20+ years but without any evidence of it. 5) Literally heard a message about hell ONCE in 8 years, and that pastor left. I’m sure there are people in the pews of these churches headed straight to the hell they never preach about.

    Worse yet, a close friend’s parent is involved in the whole Vineyard/Bethel/Azusa Now stuff – and they believe an assortment of false doctrines and spread them to others- such as “once saved always saved.” They literally run about with multiple significant others and do everything sexual with them under the sun except “full on sex” and think its ok!!!! So you have to wonder, where is the discernment and actual prophets to set this person straight by preaching the word? ZERO. Instead they run about propagating it, going to every charismania meeting, and being totally deceived.

  18. Bethel church does not preach the Word. They are part of a new age movement. Mystical garbage. The Gospel is about repentance and faith in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The greatest thing the Holy Spirit does is seals are salvation and conforms us in the image of Jesus. Did Jesus flop around, did He speak gibberish, did He jerk around, or did He act like he had no control of Himself?? There is a spirit in churches like Bethel and its not of God.

  19. Do you have any credible sources supporting these claims? I found this talking about some weird “mantle” thing they preach about, but couldn’t find any evidence of what you’re talking about.
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=576533689050325&id=148396958530669

    I appreciate the article, but stuff like this is hard to believe without any evidence of it. Adding some resources in the article that show Bethel has done this stuff would settle a lot of this debate going on in the comments (not all obviously, but it’d help). Thanks!

    • You should not require further evidence than the information in the resource you posted a link to.

    • The Bethelite in video preaching mentions wanting the mantle of William Branham. Seriously, you don’t know Branham was clearly a false teacher who denied the Trinity? He reinvented the old heresy of Modalism calling it Oneness Pentacostalism. No new thing under the sun I guess is there? Branham also followed an Indian Guru named Pauluseer Lawrie Mathukrushna from South India claiming this man was Second Coming (Advent) of Christ located at a commune camp Manujothri Asham. That is a clear false Christ that Branham advocated and contrary to scripture. https://www.discerningtheworld.com/2015/10/22/william-branham-and-his-false-christ/

  20. The first few lines of their song Glory to glory:

    “Created from dust
    You came and You lived among us
    You took on our frame, You walked in our pain
    And now You’re taking us higher”

    Created from dust? That should not be overlooked!!

  21. I have been deeply bothered by the fact that churches that are otherwise sound are using Bethel music. They do not look into the background of this group – anyone who does will see the pure evil that underlies the false teaching. It is interesting that our pastor spoke on Mark 3, where the demons spoke out and stated who Jesus truly was, “the Son of God”. In this case they were speaking the truth but Jesus commanded them not to speak to reveal who He was. The point that the pastor was making is that demons lie, just like the father of lies. They follow his direction. Although the demons were speaking the truth there was no reason for anyone to actually believe them – since demons are liars. Anyone who thinks that satan and his minions cannot speak the truth when it serves their purpose is clearly not discerning. The very fact that the Bible warns that satan masquerades as an angle of light should put up a red flag. Just because some of the Bethel music “sounds” good, or even has good words, doesn’t mean that the purpose behind it is good. satan loves to “misdirect”. Fishermen don’t generally have good success if they drop unbaited hooks. satan doesn’t operate any differently.

  22. I just recently ran across Jesus Culture music and loved Spirit Break Out. My question is this am I in danger of anything did I open up anything demonic?

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