“Johnson is married to one of the most famous faith-healers in the world who regularly claims to heal Stage-4 cancer. He teaches that with enough faith, one can be healed. He decrees and declares such things, and weekly claims to do it. His wife is receiving medical treatment at hospitals and from naturalists. Think about that for a minute.”
(Pulpit & Pen) We should pray for healing to come to faith-healer, Beni Johnson, who has recently announced having cancer. Beni is the wife of Bill Johnson, with whom she serves as co-lead pastor of Bethel Church.
Bethel Church in Redding California famously has their School of the Supernatural, where they practice simony and for an exchange of money, claim to impart and teach the apostolic gift of miraculous healing. Several times in the last year, Bethel has had high-profile opportunities to demonstrate something supernatural by performing miraculous signs and wonders over tragedies, but have thus far been able. First, their Jesus Culture worship band CEO’s child was desperately sick and dying in the hospital. After Bethel leaders decreed and declared his healing to no avail, he eventually got better after a hospital hydrated him via intravenous fluids. Most recently, the tragic Carr Fire consumed the homes of more than 25 Bethel staffers, even though they tried to prophesy away the blaze. All of this in spite the fact that Bethel pastor Bill Johnson claims that God has given man all authority over illness, disease and tragedy.
“God is in charge, but he is not in control. He has left us in control.” – Bill Johnson
One of Bethel’s core teachings is that physical healing is provided for in the atonement of Christ. Johnson regularly goes to the podium at Bethel Church and recalls lots of (unsubstantiated) fantastical tales of divine healing that he regularly hears from students and missionaries affiliated with the school or those performed by Bethel church staff. It is odd, then, that Bill Johnson’s wife, Beni, is seeking traditional medical treatment for her recent diagnosis of cancer.