Yesterday, Reformation Charlotte reported that Jackie Hill Perry, the woke, feminist Gospel Coalition contributor had endorsed Bethel Church and minimized reduced their egregious heresy of Word of Faith to a minor “error.” Hill Perry has been at the forefront of the social justice movement promoted by The Gospel Coalition (TGC), the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and other progressive Christian outlets.
After announcing that she isn’t “tribalistic” when it comes to yoking up, Hill Perry endorsed Jenn Johnson, daughter-in-law of Bethel’s Bill Johnson and stated “when it comes to the [Word of Faith] movement and the Charismatic Movement, they, to me, move more in the realm of teaching that is uninformed and misinformed and needs correction.”
Word of Faith theology, however, has been denounced by every sane, Bible-believing Christian organization in history — and even by the progressive outfits that she aligns herself with such as TGC and the ERLC.
Nancy Leigh Wolgemuth — known formerly as Nancy Leigh DeMoss — is a well-known women’s Bible-study teacher and conference speaker who has been paraded around in conservative Christian circles for as long as she’s been around. Wolgemuth, however, has been engrossed with a number of her own heresies for the last few years. Wolgemuth has embraced a subversive New Age practice that has been popularized in the Emergent Church known as “circle making.” This practice involves a pagan / wiccan / gypsy practice where one makes a circle on the ground, gets in it, and does weird prayer tricks. They consider the circle to have some kind of special power — it’s really weird. You can read more about that here.
But now, Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth has endorsed Jackie Hill Perry’s denial of the importance of sound doctrine and her minimization of egregious doctrinal heresies. In her diatribe against those who hold to the importance of sound biblical doctrine, Hill Perry wrote,
It is in these churches that I’ve learned that the same people that I might find issue with doctrinally can still know God salvifically, … I know that those of us who are on the side of staunch biblical orthodoxy can also lean quite heavily on the side of lovelessness and arrogance. Criticism can be more practiced than love for some of us. It’s become a sport in some ‘discernment’ centric ministries when in some cases it is purely a ministry built on judgment and criticism that’s being masqueraded as obedience to Jude 3.
It is here where Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth quoted and endorsed Hill Perry’s error.
Again, the context of this statement is those who believe Word of Faith theology to be heresy. The Word of Faith movement has been denounced by orthodox Christianity as another gospel altogether whereby Paul says if they preach it, “let them be anathema.” (Galatians 1:8)