The Apostle Paul warned the elders of the church at Ephesus that ‘fierce wolves’ would rise up soon after his departure.
“I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.” Acts 20:29-30.
Two thousand years later, this strong biblical warning is just as urgent.
If you are confused as to why Bill Johnson’s Instagram post above is so wrong, we encourage you to read the following articles.
Bill Johnson is promoting a demonic baptism that has nothing to do with Christianity. The real evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is our joining with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection evident by our separation from the power of indwelling sin and our walk in newness of life.
“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.” Romans 6:1-10
This is not what Bill Johnson seeks – he is a very dangerous false teacher leading many to eternal destruction. And as many are beginning to realise, Bill Johnson needs to be seriously tested against God’s Word, then marked and avoided.
“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.” Romans 16:17-18
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