Blowing the Kazoo on Bethel

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!)

Read on:

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:

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/jan/16/bethel-burgeons-under-pastors-visions-of/

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/jan/18/faith-healings-dead-raising-teams-part-of-bethel/

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/jan/19/bethels-signs-and-wonders-include-angel-feathers/

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/jan/19/glossary-of-bethel-terms/

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/jan/19/bethel-lists-evangelical-ministries-as-its/

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/jan/16/bethel-church-leadership/

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/jan/16/simpson-bethel-have-partnership-but-differences/

And here’s an interesting story showing how Bethel members’ gullibility, lack of common sense and lack of discernment led to their being bilked:

http://www.redding.com/news/2009/aug/31/sec-accuses-redding-man-running-ponzi-scheme/

http://www.redding.com/news/2009/sep/05/officials-warn-congregations-of-con-artists/

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.