I will pray for you. If we are to find common ground with unbelievers how can we not find common ground amongst ourselves. Likewise, nothing I write will convince you of your error. One has to want to be delivered. The word of God does cause division. The music is just an avenue to their false teaching.
If you truly wanted to fix the problem you would go there yourself to rebuke them. That purpose is to unite people with the spirits that comprise its source, Bethel Church. Many of the lyrics are very good and well-aligned with scripture. The only way out begins with distancing yourself from the demonic influence. But the people singing it were interpreting the truths that they were singing differently than the Scriptures teach. Its kind of like a subtle and seductive spiritual epidemic. The alluring music has seduced them into to associating rather than exposing.
I thank God he delivered me out of the Godless Pentecostal and Charismatic movements and brought me to the sound reformed church. That is a clear false Christ that Branham advocated and contrary to scripture. This whole thing needs Romans 14 before it, and again after it. I need to find a church truly led by God. I know so many people who get swept up in these emotional feeling songs and have no concern of their source. Bethel Church adherents and followers are not in that category.
I end up having to read along for the first pass through of the song and then join in if I feel that the song is theologically correct. Romans 16:17 I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. It says that there will be many false doctrines and the doctrine of the beast will be meant to glorify the devil. Satan masquerades as an angel of light, and his ministers as ministers of righteousness. How many times do I find myself knowing the words to a song by memory without ever trying to memorize it.
People hate on bethel so much! Particularly, he has not heard the clearly heretical things that they teach nor about the forbidden things that they practice. Keep shining light on these things. Perhaps one of the sheep fell or made their own doctrine. Ephesians 5:11 This verse clearly says that we should not seek and enjoy association with the works of darkness. You guys are very silly indeed! Thank you for pointing people to the truth. The so-called worship team is on the road for one purpose. You also need to know this purvey is not limited to publications, or music, or even heretical teaching.
You cant serve two masters you either love 1 and hate the other. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Easy pickings the christians are……. My friends, we have been deceived so that the world around us can spin out of control with sin. She lied to police and officials claiming she was my relative when she was not; she also had a friend pose under an alias who I later found out worked with Dave Thomas Foundation. We have to look into the heart and weigh the spirit. In the apostles time people thought that the disciples were drunk, out of their mind, or false teachers.
Today, its songs are shaping global worship culture. Sometimes something is what it looks like. You can play loose with darkness if you wish. Branham also followed an Indian Guru named Pauluseer Lawrie Mathukrushna from South India claiming this man was Second Coming Advent of Christ located at a commune camp Manujothri Asham. I can only hope there are godly people there who are exposing Bethel and warning people. God has given Satan power. I believe that if Smith Wigglesworth were to visit Bethel, he would begin rebuking demons.
It would probably end up with both parties earnestly praying for each other, each asking the Holy Spirit to bless the other with discernment, etc. I moved to Redding to attend Bssm 4 years ago, a few years ago I became aware of what has been going on. I am certain that the Holy Spirit has nothing in Bethel Church. H Fisher, I agree with what you are saying across the board and about Bethel. They mix Gnosticism as Manichaeism of the 3rd century. A true lover of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that is filled with the Holy Spirit would not be associated with Bethel in anyway.
But I was unimpressed with the following podcast with Dr. Did you read the article. Or do you respond in the same way you might accuse the Bethel people of responding in the scenario above? They do have a hidden agenda. Lets not be ignorant, the bible doesnt make allowance for us Born Again Believers to be ignorant and as we all know We perish through lack of knowledge. Away from me, you evildoers! Whether you're looking for an inspirational and encouraging song for your quiet time with God or an upbeat song to praise Jesus, Godtube.
What started as a small local church ministry became a fully-fledged record label and publishing company, featuring songwriters and worship leaders like Amanda Cook and Steffany Gretzinger. I am a lover of Jesus Christ … not Bethel, not the music …. There is a spirit in churches like Bethel and its not of God. Yeshua is his name and Jesus is not the direct translation. Like their Master, they must shine their lights to expose and defeat the darkness. Jesus set aside His divinity, choosing instead to live as a man completely dependent on God.