Bethel School of Prophets is run by Bethel Church in Redding California under the leadership of its two named “Apostles,” Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton. Bethel, like all cults, is filled with aberrant, unbiblical teachings and doctrines of demons, including false manifestations of the Holy Spirit, grave sucking, and the Prosperity Gospel.
The Prosperity Gospel is a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ that teaches that Jesus’ primary purpose for his life, death, burial, and resurrection wasn’t to atone for sins but to make people who have enough “faith” healthy and wealthy. This false gospel carries with it several other false teachings such as positive confession, that is, the ability to speak things into existence the way God does.
Bethel Redding is a hotbed of false apparitions, regularly blaspheming the Holy Spirit by attributing the works of men and demons to Him. One such notable occurrence which happens regularly is Bethel’s “glory clouds.” Glory clouds, they claim, are a manifestation of God during their worship, when, in fact, not only is it unbiblical, it has been thoroughly debunked.
In another recently surfaced video from this serial blasphemer and idolater, Kris Vallotton says that Jesus frequently ripped Old Testament verses out of context and made them say what the original author did not mean for them to say.
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Not only do Vallotton’s comments demonstrate a grave lack of reverence for God, but it also shows that he has no understanding of the doctrine of divine revelation, the Scriptures, or of prophecy. God is the author of all Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and God knew exactly what he was writing and what it meant.
Often God used prophecies in the Old Testament where the author understood it to mean one thing but God meant it for dual purpose. This was not taking the verse “out of context,” but rather fulfilling the full meaning of the verse in context. Or sometimes Jesus would give an interpretation that contradicted or at least very much different from what the Pharisees said because they had it wrong, or at least incomplete. The way Vallotton ascribes such wickedness to Christ in order to justify his own blaspheming misuse of Scripture is appalling, to say the least. But what’s worse is that so many have given Bethel Church and these idolaters a pass.