“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20
The above rebuke was proclaimed by a real prophet, rebuking the practices of paganism in the land of Israel. Although dead, God’s Word through the prophet Isaiah is alive and sharp like a double-edged sword, rebuking the paganism and demonic teachings of the Bethel cult in Redding California. (They teach people they are ‘little gods/christs in human flesh’ [Link 1] [Link 2].)
Not long ago Kris Vallotton denied any Bethel connection to ‘Christians’ practicing tarot card readings to ‘reach the lost’ and rightfully condemned such practices. After his initial denial, Vallotton realized that the people he condemned were the parents of Bethel pastor, Ben Fitzgerald. Within a short amount of time, Vallotton was in damage control.
So who cares if so-called Christian leaders engage in occultic practices such as tarot card readings, crystal enhancing stimulants, New Age ‘prophetic’ henna art and other occultic practices? Who cares about Jesus Christ and His church? According to Vallotton – Jen and Ken Hodge are the parents of a (‘touch-not-God’s anointed’) Bethel pastor and should be embraced at face value.
When Pulpit & Pen (P&P) first broke the story, Kris Vallotton appeared openly vague when he condemned the Hodges. In fact he was so vague, he did not even mention Jen and Ken Hodge. At that point of time P&P hadn’t noticed the theological and leadership links between Bethel and the occultic Christalignment group. However, when ChurchWatch and other discernment sites thoroughly documented and published the Bethel/occult connection, Vallotton was forced to retract his original statement and embrace the Hodges. Why would he do this? If Vallotton was to deny the Hodge’s connection to Bethel with the damnable evidence against his denial, his deceit would have been even more obvious. Furthmore, since the culture of Bethel (as revealed by ‘Bethelites’ on his FB page), practices cold readings in church, condemning the Hodges would only confuse many people in Bethel.
So technically, Vallotton played an interesting move. We ask the question now – did he play his cards right? Is the Christian community aware that one of the most influential so-called ‘churches’ in America are secretly teaching people how to embrace and practice doctrines of demons? Because it seems Bethel is relying on lack of discernment, apathy and gullibility in the body of Christ, to take advantage.
If you are not familiar with this thoroughly documented event and the occultic practices of the Hodge’s Christalignment ministry, we encourage you to look at these previous articles:
Before tackling this article there is another error in all this that needs to be exposed in all this Christalignment chaos. The fruit of Bethel in the above articles: witchcraft, rebellion, lies, bible-twisting, cover-up and justifying their sins, are all fruits of the flesh and manifestations of Satan himself.
There is no evidence of the Holy Spirit. There is no fruit in keeping with repentance.
Just the typical mantra-mill of lies and cult-like spreading of false teaching justifying occultism with the hope of silencing discerning Christians so they can continue with their ungodly practices and behaviours.
This article not only addresses the continual ‘Bethel-gate’ style cover-up and obfuscation over ‘tarot-rist’ extremists, this article specifically looks at how one discerning woman was treated when she asked Vallotton a sincere question.
WHAT WAS THE QUESTION?
Some background – Kris Vallotton posted the following on FaceBook:
Here is a beautiful letter I received today. Amazing people trying to be destroyed by the fake news media.
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to reply to the recent misunderstandings about our ministry and tarot cards. My name is Jenny, the one who several websites have attacked and named us as with bethel. The reason they said that because we are the proud parents of Ben Fitzgerald, who is part of the Bethel family.
Our ministry Christalignment is a large undercover prophetic evangelism deliverance ministry based in Australia. Our aim is to get people saved, healed, and set free. Over the last 6 years we have developed a very successful tested method for ministering to thousands of new age people. The team see approx 7,000 people per year going into all Australian new age festivals, Expos and events.
The cards we use are own own and are not tarot nor remotely similar to tarot. We know tarot cards are very dangerous and highly discourage it. The tools we made help us lead people into a deep God encounters at our tables, and Our aim at Christalignment is to attract tarot reading clients, people who are fully into new age practises, psychics and witches. All of these people can immediately recognise that our cards are not tarot once they sit down at our tables.
Card sets, including things we made named “Psalm cards” with scriptures on them, address the gifting in a persons life, the colour God is showing the person in a prayer encounter will speak to the person through the prophetic image on the front or meaning on the back. It’s the same as when we give someone a prophetic painting, just much smaller. They are all non predictive but we call them destiny cards as we believe that giftings and callings given by God for people are certainly part of their destiny. All cards contain beautiful paintings by 4 different world renown prophetic artists and these paintings alone have deep meanings which have led to salvation and healing for many clients.
The team are trained not only to be able to release deep encounters with the Spirit of Truth to clients but to also release words of knowledge and healing. For clients to see Jesus standing before them in an encounter is not uncommon, and many of them get born again.
The prophetic word given over us 4 years ago was that we would see hundreds of witches come into the kingdom, thousands of people turn from darkness and that tarot cards would be disabled. Praise God this is happening!! As a deliverance ministry we are able to stop clients ever going to a Psychic again and this is our aim.
Thank you so much for all you do for the body of Christ Kris
Ken and Jenny Hodge
Source: Kris Vallotton, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/kvministries/posts/10155320301218741, Published Dec 16 2017. (Accessed Dec 16 2017.)
While monitoring the discussion below this FaceBook post, Vallotton was correctly being challenged by Christians for his promotion of the non-Christian Christalignment organization. However the discussion took an interesting turn when Vallotton removed a number of posts by a woman who appeared to be sincerely questioning his assertion that Christalignment were not using tarot cards.
Shortly after deleting this woman’s comments, Vallotton posted a Facebook comment that publicly condemned her as a Pharisee. And this is a major problem with the NAR – they are accountable to no one, and certainly not accountable to a discerning believer asking the right questions. If a Christian corrects NAR leaders the way Jesus tells Christians to correct those deemed to be our brothers and sisters in Christ – NAR leaders treat Christians as though they are demon-possessed, or bound by a religious spirit. This is why they must be regarded as a cult; they hate any form of true biblical discernment that holds them accountable to the clear teachings of scripture.
In answer to someone who sincerely asked him how he could support Christalignment. Vallotton, rather than answer her simple question, he deletes her comments and writes a new post instead. The following response highlights just how prepared Vallotton was to slander discerning Christians who have genuine questions.
KRIS VALLOTTON’S RESPONSE:
People often asked Jesus questions that He refused to answer. It’s not that they weren’t good questions or that He didn’t know the answers; it’s that they weren’t really trying to learn, they just wanted to trick Him…try to embarrass or disqualify Him in front of the crowds.
This was the tactic of Pharisees and Sadducees…the religious people of His day. They hated the fact that Jesus didn’t keep their religious rules or live in their “God boxes.“ They were jealous of the… fact that they had words, but Jesus had words with demonstrations of power.
It seems funny to me that 2000 years later the strategy remains the same. Religious people are still asking questions not to learn, but to discredit the people they question. No answer ever satisfies these people because they don’t have a question they have an agenda. And if you don’t answer their questions, then they use manipulation to try to force you into a fight in front of the crowds.
Ask yourself WWJD, then protect your pearls for real learners…disciples that love the beauty of your insights. In fact in Matthew 13 and Luke 8, Jesus said that He told parables to “hide truth! “ God hides truth from the arrogant and reveals it to the humble. Let the questions of trickers go unanswered…that’s what Jesus would do!
Source: Kris Vallotton, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/kvministries/posts/10155321895678741, Published Dec 16 2017. (Accessed Dec 16 2017.)
BIBLICAL REFUTATION TO VALLOTTON’S BIBLICAL ILLITERACY
Note the irony. It was Kris Vallotton who doesn’t want to learn or listen to what discerning believers were saying about Jen Hodge’s website in regards to tarot cards. It’s true that the Pharisees asked questions not to learn but instead ‘to trick Him’. But no matter what question they threw at him, Jesus answered every single question including some that challenged his authority (Luke 20:1-8), with His answers exposing their motives and wickedness. The scriptures reveal that it was the Pharisees who didn’t ask Jesus ask any more questions – not Jesus:
“Then some of the scribes answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” For they no longer dared to ask him any question.” Luke 20:39-40
But here we have Kris Valloton who “no longer dared to ask [this woman] any question.” This woman is clearly a disciple of Jesus who was asking a very simple question that Jesus would have easily answered but Valloton chose not to. The entire ‘bully post’ against the woman certainly revealed this Bethel pastor’s lack of biblical integrity. It exposed his audacity to twist the scriptures to turn the woman into Pharisees and elevate himself to a messianic-like figure. (And yes – Vallotton believes he is a ‘god’, which is why he doesn’t like people asking simple, genuine questions.)
Vallotton has provided ample evidence of the ‘rotten fruit’ within the leadership at Bethel. Sadly this is what we can expect in full-blown cults.
IS BETHEL DEMONSTRATING LOVE?
A gentleman, by the name of Mark Krohn, also reported on the incident on Vallotton’s facebook wall:
He deleted her question, blocked her and then judged her a Pharisee in that order. She will not be buying any more of his books I am guessing. I think I would have felt better if he just came out and clearly stated he loves Satan.
Source: Mark Krohn, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/kvministries/posts/10155320301218741?comment_id=10155321565888741&reply_comment_id=10155322184418741&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R9%22%7D, Published Dec 16 2017. (Accessed Dec 16 2017.)
When Kris Vallotton put out the ‘Pharisee post’ against the woman, Krohn once again warned people about this Bethel pastor’s disgraceful behaviour:
“Here is Kris’s response to someone who asked him genuinely how he could support this ministry. For some reason he decided rather than answer her simple question here he decided to write a new post. This is a profoundly sad answer to a girl who was asking how he could support a ministry that endorses occult practice like tarot and agate reading as mentioned on the website. Just wow. Here it is.”
Source: Mark Krohn, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/kvministries/posts/10155320301218741?comment_id=10155321565888741&reply_comment_id=10155322125763741&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R9%22%7D, Published Dec 16 2017. (Accessed Dec 16 2017.)
We managed to get some screen grabs of the woman’s correspondence with Kris Vallotton before they were pulled down (and it is a refreshing change to see a man take on Satan’s servants and defend women in the church).
What do our readers think? Who is the loving one in the dialogue below?
A discerning Christian or a cult leader who clearly thinks he is a little ‘messiah’?
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