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Should our church sing Bethel Music worship songs?

A frequent question I hear has to do with the music being made by groups coming out of Bethel Redding and other churches that have New Apostolic Reformation beliefs. The question is, is it OK to sing their songs as long as the lyrics don't contain any error?

Reader Mail: How 2 Cor. 12:7-10 contradicts Bill Johnson

I wanted to share a reader comment here because I think the commenter raises a strong argument against Bill Johnson’s teaching that God never uses sickness or disease to teach his children a lesson.

God’s indeed a good Father–how NAR leaders have twisted a biblical truth

Christians would agree: God is good. But not every Christian would agree with what that means exactly. For instance, could God, as a good father, ever use a sickness, disease, or other type of suffering to teach his children a lesson?

Ask me your questions during the ‘Unknown Webcast’!

Tomorrow, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, I will be interviewed live on the ‘Unknown Webcast,’ produced by Midwest Christian Outreach.

Getting wasted with the Holy Spirit at Bethel Redding

When I attended the Firestarters adult Sunday School class at Bethel Church in Redding, California, I was shocked by the teacher’s announcement at the start of the class. “There are only three rules in this class. Rule 1: Get drunk. Rule 2: Stay drunk. Rule 3: Get other people drunk.”

The problem with Bethel Redding’s Firestarters ‘prophetic activation’ class, Part 2

I recently attended the Firestarters adult Sunday School class at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif., and was alarmed by many of the teachings, including the teaching that people should prophesy from their imaginations. Another troubling teaching is that it’s OK for people to make mistakes when they prophesy.

The problem with Bethel Redding’s Firestarters ‘prophetic activation’ class, Part 1

I recently returned from a trip to Redding, California, where I visited Bethel Church, led by popular NAR apostle Bill Johnson. Many things were taught during my visit there that troubled me. Especially troubling was the adult Sunday School class called Firestarters.

Hot off the press: ‘Study Guide for God’s Super-Apostles’

I’m pleased to announce that our ‘Study Guide for God’s Super-Apostles’ has just been published.

Bill Johnson, IHOP, and the ‘Passion Translation’

The New Apostolic Reformation‘s most influential leaders continue to quote from the “Passion Translation”–despite the fact that this translation is no translation at all.

Bill Johnson and Mike Bickle’s mutual admiration society

Anyone who has studied the New Apostolic Reformation knows how difficult it is to pin down.

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