A reader sent these links to articles on Bethel (Bill Johnson) as a comment and I thought it worthy the attention of an article. (Thanks Houghton!)
Looks like the local Redding newspaper has finally caught on to Bethel — Johnson has been able to fly under the radar really until now, and he’s been able to recruit a massive following in nondenominational house churches across the entire nation.
Check out this series of articles — looks like more of the old signs and wonders, Word of Faith stuff rebranded and repackaged to me:
And here’s an interesting story showing how Bethel members’ gullibility, lack of common sense and lack of discernment led to their being bilked:
Talk about being open to “a new thing.”
Anyone who doesn’t know, Johnson’s teachings are right out of the word of faith heresies, he is a pal with Cal Pierce, International Association of Healing rooms and so teaches the same. He is also one of the chief instigators in the comeback of Todd Bentley.