Waiting for little girl to rise from the dead.

Waiting for little girl to rise from the dead.

Ever since Sunday (12/15/19), there’s been this bizarre — no other word for it — story out of Bethel Church in Redding, Calif., about the followers of this immense church trying to raise a 2-year-old from the dead.

Bethel has been an anomaly in the charismatic/pentecostal world but at the same time a place I’ve been telling reporters they need to get to know. As the days have progressed, I’ve been amazed to see all sorts of media, from the New York Post, USA Today and the Sacramento Bee to Slate and then the Associated Press jumping on this story.

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No where will you find this outlined in the Bible except for clear pagan condemned practices. Read the prophets of Baal, ( 1 Kings 18) and this is exactly what this is – it’s Baal worship. I should also add- I believe the little girl is still at the coroner’s office remains unburied after 5 plus days because everyone is “waiting for God to move.” And why are they asking for $100,000 for ‘medical expenses’ … the girl is dead and if they are trusting God to raise her from the dead, why can’t they trust Him for their need for money?

Many news sources have already reported on this story. But I want to point out what has been missed. In their coverage of the fiasco, reporters have noted that the parents’ church, Bethel Church, has rallied around the parents’ prayers for a resurrection — calling for people across the globe to join them in those prayers. But what Bethel Church has been engaged in, since Olive Heiligenthal died on Saturday, is not prayer. They’ve actually been making “declarations.” There’s a big difference.

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You will NEVER hear about Jesus Christ in this movement – you will never hear the Gospel—you will never hear the word repentance —you will never hear about how our sin separates us from GOD, people cannot be saved unless they hear the Gospel. It’s self centered humanistic all about me and what I can get. This is not biblical Christianity the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) is a cult.

More resources on Bethel Church (s) and the NAR unbiblical antics here, here, and here.

But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”

What is the Gospel? by Harry A. Ironside

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a spiritual Ebola virus.

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a spiritual Ebola virus.

In Deuteronomy 18:10-11 we read: There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. We can read similar warnings and commands in these passages as well, and others such as 2 Kings 17:17, 2 Kings 21:6, 2 Chronicles 33:6.

Suffice it to say the Lord clearly condemns witchcraft, and any form of occultism. So, why would professing Christians practice such things? At the top of the NAR we have major leaders:

Bethel Church (s) unbiblical practices include but are not limited too:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Tim:4:3).

Approximately sixty thousand people attended The Send stadium event February 23, 2019. According to the organization’s website, it is “A NEW ERA.” We may indeed be entering a new era, but not necessarily one of increased evangelism or missions, which is the purported goal of The Send.

The Send (formerly called “The Call”) features many if not all of the people (and more) above.

Stop here and please just think about what you’ve read and what the Word of God says.

This blog isn’t just impersonal and something I haven’t been through and experienced. I understand the seduction of it all. It’s quite captivating that is for sure, and no wonder, because “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light, his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:14. I post this with love as heartbreaking as it is, I have family deeply involved in this … well.. it’s a cult … as Dr. Walter Martin said “cultism is any major deviation from orthodox Christianity relative to the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith.” And Bethel Church is a major deviation, not just some “minor peripheral issues” to be winked at and overlooked.

The only thing being “sent at The Send” is a delusion: And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:10 -12

Resources for more information:

This blog isn’t even the tip of the iceberg on this subject. My hope is that first and foremost, if you are in this movement, repent and turn to Christ. And for those who have just breezed through this blog I hope this has given you enough information to measure against the Word of God and if you are truly born again the Holy Spirit would convict you of the Truth.