Bethel Redding is a shark tank – woe to Bethel!

(Marsha West – Christian Research Network) There are no words to describe what the “principalities and powers” who run the cult known as Bethel Redding are conjuring up inside the walls of what they would have us believe is a Christian … Continue reading 

Bethel Redding-Related Ministries Reported for Possible PPP Loan Fraud

(Barry Bowen – Trinity Foundation) After reviewing recently published Form 990s, Trinity Foundation has reported two of three non-profit organizations affiliated with Bill Johnson’s California megachurch Bethel Redding for possible Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan fraud. Trinity Foundation reported Bethel … Continue reading 

Beni Johnson, co-pastor of Bethel Redding, has been battling cancer. Recent reports reveal that her condition has deteriorated.

“We’re not begging for a miracle. It’s already been bought and paid for. The entire Christian life for me is learning what’s in my possession and what’s in my account and how to make withdrawals, and that’s the entire Christian … Continue reading 

Bethel Redding Music–A Trojan Horse

(Rick Becker) Music is a powerful medium, a catalyst for our emotions. Way back in 1713 Johann Mattheson, a German music theorist, made the connection between major and minor keys, and the moods they induce. Two examples – D# minor- … Continue reading 

Bethel Redding’s Beni Johnson claims “The Passion Translation is a better translation than the King James.”

“The Spirit of the Lord came upon me, I told you I had a visitation from the one I love. He walked through the wall and breathed on me and released me to do this translation project.” Brian Simmons (Rick … Continue reading 

Tim Keller, Lecrae Team Up With Bethel Redding and Francis Chan For Social Justice Church Conference

According to the website, “Each participant hears every presentation and is exposed to numerous ideas from unexpected points of view that sharpen their understanding, deepen their cultural awareness, and motivate their action.” (Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  It’s one thing … Continue reading 

A Bethel Redding School Masquerading as an Assemblies of God Bible Institute?

“It is the brainchild of leaders at Bethel Church, working in partnership with some AG pastors and officials in the AG Northern California and Nevada District who have close personal ties to Bethel Church. And these individuals have, from the … Continue reading 

Seduced By Bethel Redding

Some go to Bethel to “see God move.” Bethel’s “encounter” theology has propelled them into experiential mysticism and demonic manifestations purported to be the power of the Holy Spirit coming upon people. Bethel’s “glory cloud” and other manifestations have deceived … Continue reading 

Bethel Redding singer Amanda Lindsey Cook’s Jesus as ‘Enlightened Master’?

“Bill Johnson believes the miracles Jesus performed came about because He, as a man, and only as a man, had access to the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, Johnson teaches that Christians should be capable of wondrous feats of … Continue reading 

Bethel Redding sister church that worshiped Mother Goddess to feature speakers aligned with ‘The Shack’

From the time Paul Young first published his book, The Shack, with the goddess character in the place of the Father, the visible church has been suffering from this heresy. And please, don’t tell me it’s just a book. (John Lanagan … Continue reading 

An Open heaven – opening up oneself to a strong delusion at Bethel Redding

“And it’s suddenly, like, clay or Play-Doh. And He starts molding it and shaping it, and I’m like, ‘Jesus, what is He doing? What’s He making? What is He making?’ And all of the sudden I see—He makes me! I’m … Continue reading 

The problem with Bethel Redding’s Firestarters ‘prophetic activation’ class

Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error alerts us to Bethel Church’s latest attempt at drawing people into the world of the occult through their Firestarters course where participants are taught how to “burn with passion for God.” CRN has many articles on Bethel … Continue reading 

Yes, Bethel Redding and Bill Johnson are part of the New Apostolic Reformation

Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error addresses Arch Heretic Bill Johnson’s denial that he’s a part of the New Apostolic Reformation, which he clearly is as Holly reveals in her blog post: Following Christianity Today’s recent cover story on Bethel Church in … Continue reading 

What’s being missed with the ‘waking’ of Olive at Bethel Church, Redding

The phrase “declaring life and resurrection over … Olive” was lost on the media as well as many mainstream Christians. Yet Bethel’s call for declarations wasn’t lost on the insiders, i.e., those who hold to Bethel teachings. This can be … Continue reading 

Irony Alert! Bethel Church Reopens HEALING SCHOOLS After Being Shut Down 2 Years

“This is a wonderful season to see break through come to the body of Christ. Join us in this school as we invite you into activation and impartation into the freedom and joy and beauty of healing. We want to … Continue reading 

Bethel Pastor’s Wife, Beni Johnson, Dies of Cancer

“These tragedies are exposing the false movement within this church and the charismatic movement as a whole.” (The Dissenter) I want to preface this article with the disclaimer that this is in no way intended to be spiteful or distasteful … Continue reading