Bethel music, accused of luring young people to heresy
Sixteen years old Lee likes Christian music, but she noticed a steady pattern of praise, love, and blessings – “That’s it?” she said. Lee thought, “What if Christians focused on Bible stories and made music out of that?”
Bethel’s music like “No Longer Slaves” by Jonathan & Melissa Helser, “You Make Me Brave” by Amanda Cook; “Take Courage” by Kristene DiMarco, “You Know Me,” and “Closer” by Steffany Gretzinger all point to what we get from God—it’s really about us.
Strange and demonic practices of Bethel Church, who proclaims the name of Christ
- Occultic Christian Tarot cards.
- Gold dust phenomenon is mysticism.
- Offering reading that really is all about “Me, Myself, and I,” and a little about God.
- Speaking things into existence, which really is “new age.”
- Resurrecting the dead, which really is about necromancy.
- Soaking the dead is entirely a demonic ritual of “absorbing anointing” from preachers’ graves.
One of Bethel’s many criticisms is their practice of “grave soaking.” It’s one of Senior Pastor Beni Johnson’s heresies. It is the practice of laying on the grave of an “anointed” person. Doing so helps “soak” anointing from their remains. [Read TGG commentary]
The song “Closer” by Bethel Church is “all about me”
Satan no longer hides in music, evident in some of Bethel’s “man-centric” songs. For example, the song “Closer” is about Jesus, but the lyrics are really “all about me.” It’s also creepy with its romantic and sultry undertones.
Your love has ravished my heart.
And taken me over, taken me over
And all I want is to be with You forever
Pull me a little closer
Take me a little deeper
I want to know Your heart
Cause Your love (for me) is so much sweeter
Than anything I’ve tasted
Lucifer, “You were an anointed guardian cherub.”
Bottom line, many of today’s Christian music is all about how God loves “me,” how He wants to bless “me,” or how He values “me”
The Gospel of cheap grace is so strong, liberal, and woke Christians on the rise. They indoctrinate young people with faulty exegesis. For example, same-sex marriage, social justice, and women preachers in leadership are Biblical.
Although Hillsong is riddled with scandals, repentance will bring the church healing. However, Bethel Church is outright demonic, says apologist Justin Peters.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate some of the loaves and were filled.“