Last year we made a big deal about the Australian organization called “Christalignment” and its pagan practices covered in a sugary Christian coating. Well, there’s more.
Thanks to the Encounter Gospel of Christalignment, one lady had an encounter where “Jesus” petted her while she was completely naked. Here’s the latest Fighting for the Faith video on this topic.
Christalignment is a very small group that was briefly scolded by Bethel Super Apostle, Kris Vallotton, who thought the idea of “Christian tarot cards” was “insane” and whoever was doing this needed to “repent and stop the craziness…”
Kris Vallotton removed his post the next day and did a 180 degree flip flop-he endorsed his new Christalignment friends, while he also attempted to blame the “fake news media” for creating the problem (you know, his post on his Facebook page). Read about the whole story here: Kris Vallotton RUNS From His Own Facebook Post!!
Bethel Church is one of the biggest, most influential churches in the world, and they support the New Age Fortune-Telling “ministry” of Christalignment 100%.
Here’s a post where Christalignment is welcoming the “lovely Bethel crew:”
The Bethel team “rocked it” at the Christalignment booth:
Here are some photos from the Hodge’s Facebook account to show people the ministry work of Christalignment:
Here’s a promotional video where a Christalignment worker explains what services they offer:
To hear a very detailed (and disturbing!) interview with Jenn Hodges, check out this recent podcast:
The Christalignment team is convinced that their sort of “undercover” approach to ministry is the only way to reach the non-Christian world. While it is a great goal to reach unbelievers with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, it does not do any good if they never hear the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. The foundational message of Jesus dying for the redemption of guilty sinners seems to be completely missing from the Christalignment “gospel.” In video after video, people who have an “encounter” in a “Destiny Reading” are always “at peace with who they are,” or they “feel encouraged to continue on the path they’re on.” What is the point of reaching people just so they can continue believing the same thing they believed all along?
We encourage everyone to go out and preach the Gospel, but it only matters if it really is the Gospel.
Here are some more articles on this important topic:
Because the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ isn't good enough for these people, they want to go back to the Old Testament. The School of Faith is asking for money to help them build the Tabernacle of David in Melbourne, Australia:
Not surprisingly, this organization is using curriculum from Bethel Church, Redding:
Here's their plan:
They've got it all: the "Encounter Gospel," the "five-fold ministry," the "7 Mountain Mandate," and on top of all that, they are going to "establish God's heart on earth."
Shawn Bolz ("The Smartphone Prophet") was on Sid Roth's TV show (this was years ago) and told this story about getting really important keys from the Angel of Finance:
Lucky for everyone on planet earth, this heavenly visitation was recorded in a book that Bolz is selling (with a foreword from the NARpostle Bill Johnson!):
Here's another video from when Shawn was promoting his book; notice how the details of his story are different this time:
Kris Vallotton is trying to deceive the very people who should know better-the people who read what he says on his Facebook page! Within a 24 hour period he completely contradicted himself, without any explanation. He now fully endorses the use of "Destiny Cards" to help people to "have an encounter with God." The Christalignment Ministry page has also changed the description of their practices to hide the disturbing similarity to tarot card reading.
Yesterday, he harshly criticized (without naming them) Ken and Jenny Hodge for using "Christian Tarot Cards," and he spoke as if these nameless people were not really connected to Bethel Church at all. Here's a screenshot of his post from yesterday that he erased later in the same day:
Today he calls them "amazing people" being "destroyed by fake news."
Here's what Vallotton posted this morning:
What?? Vallotton himself is the one who was very critical of these people just 24 hours ago!
Kris Vallotton IS the fake news!
I (Steven Kozar) was able to briefly comment on Vallotton's Facebook page, and then he blocked me from commenting:
Kris Vallotton is shamelessly manipulating his followers, just like Michael Brown. Vallotton is essentially saying to his gullible followers: "I know that I wrote a very public statement just yesterday condemning the practices of Ken and Jenny Hodge's Christalignment Ministry and then I got all sorts of negative feedback from you people, and then I deleted the whole debate from my wall... but today I want us all to pretend it never happened, so I can now appear to be supportive of their ministry. Okay?" Vallotton's gullible followers seem to be saying "Okay Kris, we will believe anything you tell us."
Here's the entire article from yesterday: Kris Vallotton and Bethel Cannot Escape Link to New Age Occultism
Here's a new (and disturbing) development as of January 5, 2018: Topless Dancing at Christalignment "Workshop"-Does Kris Vallotton Approve?
More articles on this and other related topics:
Here's something that false teachers hope you never see: Shocking Stuff you're Not Supposed to Know!
If you want to see how Kris Vallotton is a horrendous Bible twister, listen to this episode of Fighting for the Faith.
Here's a TON of articles all in one place: The Bill Johnson Cornucopia of False Teaching
Titus 1:7-11 “For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to REFUTE THOSE WHO CONTRADICT. For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.”
James 3: 1 "Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness."
Titus 2:1 “But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.”
Galatians 1:6-9 “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!”
Kris Vallotton the Senior Associate Leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California, and cofounder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry said he found inspiration from Sylvester Stallone doing a porn movie to survive financially.
On 11-11-2017 Kris Vallotton shared a video from the Millionaire’s Sayings page on his own Facebook page. The video describes Sylvester Stallone’s struggles to succeed. In the video we’re told Stallone was so poor he did a porn movie to earn money. Kris Vallotton said he found this inspiring.
This is what happens when we esteem success over Christ: We end up finding inspiration in someone selling their body for sex. It shouldn’t surprise us that someone would esteem success over Jesus. Isaiah told us this would happen.
For more information on this false teacher, please read:
According to Patricia King, there are many barrels of wine in heaven. How does she know this? Because she's been there. "Wooooooo! There was barrel after barrel after barrel after barrel after barrel of wine!"
In the following video, the "prophet" Patricia King mangles God's Word and tells this audience that they can all get drunk the right way-God's way. After three and a half minutes of nonsense, she really gets to the main point of her message:
"In Jesus name the bar is open! The wine cellar is open, just come on in and drink, drink, drink, drink, drink, drink, drink, drink, drink as much as you want! Because we can live in the house of wine! You know what, that banqueting table scripture in the Song of Solomon? That's a house of wine! Come on!"
Patricia King is associated with The New Apostolic Reformation. Her "prophetic word" was used as the focal point for a sermon at Bethel Church recently (instead of the Bible); Chris Rosebrough talked about it on a recent episode of Fighting for the Faith.
For those who think it's mean, judgmental and un-loving to criticize Patricia King (or any other popular teacher) here's something just for you: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know.
Finally, here's an important article that will help you be more discerning and a lot less gullible: Defusing Demonic Dirty Bombs.
Screaming like your getting your eyes gouged out, writhing around like your body is in flames... This is what can happen when the "prophetess" Heidi Baker lays hands on you. Listen to this guy screaming his lungs out as Heidi Baker tries to act like everything is under control:
Could there possibly be a more clear example of a false teacher or prophet? She lays her hand on his head to impart something and says "Wooooooo" and he goes down on the floor shaking and screaming in pain. Just to make sure you know that she was really trying to drive something into him, a minute later she says: "I think he's got it" as he continues in agony. Any questions? This is so crystal clear and straightforward in showing a demonic impartation. At best, it was a mentally disturbed kid who got triggered by Baker and then went into an act of some sort, but he looked perfectly fine until she gave him something. She uses her Bible as a prop-she never actually reads it; instead she says meaningless phrases over and over again. "Ten Times;" "Legacy;" "Giving away;" "Try it again!" and "Moooore Looooord" are non-Christian mantras-no matter how many times you repeat them. A real Christian pastor would have said, "In the name of Jesus I command the demons to leave!" But the name of Jesus wasn't even mentioned.
From the same person who made that video, there's this VIDEO of Heidi Baker using the term "gods" when she should saying "god." How could she "accidentally" get the plurality wrong?
Heidi Baker and the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) "Super Apostles" don't want you to know about their involvement in the Charismatic Day of Infamy.
For those of you who think it's mean and un-loving to criticize Heidi Baker (or any other popular teacher) here's a list of Bible verses to consider: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know.
Finally, here's an important article that will help you be more discerning and a lot less gullible: Defusing Demonic Dirty Bombs.
In what can only be described as a moment of utter foolishness and nonsense, Georgian Banov at Bill Johnson's Bethel Church in Redding, California in the video below claims to be canceling "serious death" while releasing the Jubilee blessings of chickens, souvenirs, refrigerators, five bedroom houses and barbecues.
Not sure what any of that means? Well, see for yourself by watching the video below.
Warning: You may want to wear protective gear while watching the video.
Here's a very slick and expensive video promoting enrollment in Banov's "Global School of Supernatural Ministry." Here you can "meet the new unstoppable you" and "change the atmosphere" and shake around and jump up and down a lot. Banov's video tells us "the grace chase is on!"
Here are the Banov's in one of their finer moments:
Bethel Church is part of the New Apostolic Reformation.
Was Bill talking about a terrorist attack? A criminal assault caught on camera? An illegal dog fight?...
Nope. He's talking about his wife, Beni, and the violent convulsions she was thrown into at the Toronto Airport Revival.
Beni says, "For 20 to 25 minutes I shook violently, and my husband couldn't hold onto me-he had to let me go; and he says 'I have never seen anything that violent before' and he still hasn't seen anything that violent."
If that isn't weird and creepy enough, she then utters this amazing (and contradictory) sentence:
"I had absolutely no control over my body at all, but I knew it was God; I didn't know what it was."
Please read more on this topic at the Berean Examiner
Since the article "Bethel Church Tells Witch She's On the Right Path…" came out, there's been a lot of comments made to Chris Rosebrough's Facebook page; most of the comments were supportive, but some were trying very hard to refute the article. The handful of arguments defending Bill Johnson and his church were pretty similar to each other and the article "Diffusing Demonic Dirty Bombs" covered most of them already, but a very interesting pattern emerged: The Bethel supporters (un-knowingly, to be sure) equated Bill Johnson with Jesus, and reduced the Apostles (the real Apostles in the Bible) to the role of unbelieving Pharisees.
Bethel supporters claimed that "Pharisees" and "Religious Nuts" were responsible for criticizing that church; they are totally convinced that what goes on there is a genuine work of the Holy Spirit and that questioning anything there is the same as when the Pharisees questioned Jesus and refused to believe that He was the Son of God. Here's the GIGANTIC problem with that:
Bill Johnson is NOT Jesus, and therefore, being skeptical of his teachings is not the same as being a Pharisee! On top of that, Jesus and the Apostles tell us to "watch out for false teachers" and "test the spirits" and "watch your doctrine closely" but the Bill Johnson/Bethel supporters think that makes someone a Pharisee. So, in their own little confused world, they've made Bill Johnson equivalent to Jesus (we must not question him or his church-that would be blasphemy against the Holy Spirit!) and they've turned Jesus and the Apostles (who wrote the New Testament) into "Pharisees" and "Religious Nuts."
Lastly, the other comment that was made multiple times was: "Oh, so now you're gonna believe a witch?!" This is the equivalent of saying "I don't want to believe this, so it isn't true." Otherwise you need to believe an incredible story that goes something like this:
"This girl, Annika, who pretends to be a former Christian but is now a (pretend?) witch, pretended to go to Bethel Church on several occasions so she could make up a story about it and then publish it on the Pagan channel of Patheos. She also brought along her friends who pretended to go there and then wrote about this pretend event. They also took photographs at Bethel Church, but those were all pretend photographs. This girl then pretended to get "prophetic words" so that she could blog about how encouraging those words were for her. She knew that eventually this would get published on a different website (half a year later), and that this would make Bethel Church look bad. She is very very very clever."
Ultimately, the most important thing is to compare what is being taught at Bethel to God's Word-regardless of what Annika Mongen (or anyone else) has to say.
Yeah, this is exactly what the (real, Biblical) Apostles would have done-sell their "sermons" for outrageous profit (this is from the Bethel Church webstore):
(Here are a LOT more Bible verses that prosperity preaching false teachers hope you never read)
This is an article from a former Christian who is now a witch; her blog is called: "Born Again Witch." She and her fellow witch-friends (called a "coven") visited Bill Johnson's famous Bethel Church, in Redding California, and they also visited Bethel's "School of Supernatural Ministry" where people are supposed to receive healing. Although she ended up being disappointed with the healing experience, she is very happy about the "prophetic word" she received from a Bethel "prophet" who "spoke a word" over her, and this "word" totally confirmed her involvement in witchcraft-just like all the other "prophetic words" she had received at Bethel on another occasion, which she writes about here:
Here's how she sums up her experience at Bethel, after she pondered all the positive prophetic words she received there:
These are not the ravings of some crazy person; in fact, Annika writes very thoughtful, articulate and transparent articles. What is truly amazing is that no one at Bethel lovingly confronted her about her beliefs-instead she was given 100% encouragement-supernatural encouragement- from Bethel's "prophets" to continue in her beliefs.
So here's a question that Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton and all the other false teachers at Bethel "Church" won't answer:
What spirit would encourage a former Christian to continue practicing witchcraft? Definitely not The Holy Spirit!
If you're angry at this article and want to refute it, here's a more extensive article to consider: Defusing Demonic Dirty Bombs; and these are a number of programs where Pastor Chris
Rosebrough exposes Bill Johnson's inability to rightly handle God's Word; and here are a bunch of articles explaining the many problems with Johnson and Bethel.
Closing thoughts: some readers will object and say "those prophets don't represent Bethel-they were just mistaken in these rare cases; no one is perfect. How dare you criticize!"
So let's get this straight, Bethel is a super-Holy church where God is constantly doing amazing miracles-it's experiencing unprecedented revival all the time; and Bill Johnson is a super-anointed pastor who hears directly from God all the time; and Bethel's School of Supernatural Ministry is doing amazing work in training people how to "operate in the Spirit" so they can do supernatural things all the time... but the very people who received training at this super-anointed place got their prophecies utterly wrong and accidentally encouraged a woman to continue in her witchcraft-on multiple occasions? And even though Bill Johnson brags about walking into a room and "changing the atmosphere" just by his presence, his own church (full of specially trained "seers" and "prophets") can't figure out that an ex-Christian (who has become a witch and has brought her coven with her), is in their midst? And this is the place that's filled with the Holy Spirit??
Here's an important follow-up article on this topic.
It isn't hard to see how Bethel could be embroiled in a controversy with "Christian" tarot cards, fortune-telling and topless dancing just a few years later: