Defecting from Bethel – updated to include Lindsay Davis’ document of rebuke to Bethel church leaders.

On October 10, 2018 Lindsay Davis, now former student of BSSM (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry), made an incredible admission on her Facebook wall. In her post Lindsay wrote:

“I have wanted to do this for awhile, but tonight it’s weighing heavily on my heart – I need to make a public apology to any of those who I led astray 5 months ago when I posted this.

In this class, I was taught that because I have the “mind of Christ” I can “think what God is thinking.” I was taught that I have “God thoughts.” I wasn’t taught about “Gods thoughts” in the Bible, I was taught that the thoughts of my mind could surely be “God thoughts.” I was progressively falling into a pit of deception. One doctrine after another. I was wandering away from the flock slowly but surely. Although now that I’m on the other side, I praise God for His sovereignty to keep His sheep.

This post got 100,000 likes, and 100,000 shares. It makes me sick to think about or to see, now that I’m on the other side. I still grieve over it to this day, because I know that not all 100,000 people who loved this post will see it, and not 100,000 will turn to trust in Christ alone. The only thing I can cling to for forgiveness for the deception I spoke in the name of Christ, is Christ. The only thing that can forgive me for my sin, is Christ. He’s mighty to save, and faithful and just to forgive.

Shortly after this post, I was exposed to the true biblical gospel. I felt like I was stabbed in the chest, in the best way possible – a deep piercing of my heart. I was sick to my stomach for three nights and couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned in my grief and sorrow, not just over my own deception, but the deception of others.

In His mercy, God saved me, plucked me out of my pit of despair and faithfully placed me back on the path of righteousness and truth. I did absolutely nothing to deserve it. Nothing.

In the past few weeks, as I’ve been publicly speaking about the deception of Bethel and this movement, I’ve been accused of “doing it for attention and fame.” This couldn’t be further from the truth. If I wanted attention and fame, I could get it – by posting the kind of heretical content I posted 5 months ago. People surely ate it up.

But when Christ changed me, He gave me a heart with affection for Him alone, and disdain for my old affections. He stripped me of my pride, my arrogance and my impure desires. I no longer wanted fame, I wanted Christ. I wanted CHRIST.

Please – to anyone I led astray in my own deception, I ask humbly for your forgiveness. I ask you, with anyone you listen to, please- test their words against THE Word. His Word is Truth, and is all sufficient.

Please, if you realize, like I did that you either have wandered from Christ or do not know Him at all – repent of your sin and trust in Christ alone for your salvation. He is mighty to save.

I love you all.

Grace and Peace,


Source: Lindsay Davis, Facebook,, Published October 10, 2018. (Accessed March 28. 2019.)

Moving forward to March, 2019 Lindsay did a wonderful series of interviews with Jeff Durbin and Jeremiah Roberts from Apologia Studios, sharing why she was expelled from BSSM.

Updated: Lindsay Davis has released the 39 page document she presented to Bethel Leaders. Click here to read.

Apologia Studios writes:

In this highly anticipated Cultish exclusive, co-hosts Jeff Durbin and Jeremiah Roberts are joined in Studio by former BSSM student Lindsay Davis.

Just a few weeks ago, Lindsay created much controversy with the announcement that she was expelled from the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry for publicly speaking out against the school.

Why did this happen?

What caused her to doubt Bethel’s cause and begin to think differently than she had a few months prior?

In this three-part series, we speak in depth with Lindsay Davis about her time at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and discover what makes this worldwide movement so alluring.

We also discuss some very concerning psychological and sociological cultish behaviors which line up with descriptions given by experts like Steven Hassan and Rick Allen Ross, who have extensively researched recent cultish movements in the United States.

Most importantly, we discuss the theological cultish behaviors that fall under Walter Martin’s classic definition:

“ a group of people gathered around a specific person or person’s misinterpretation of the Bible. “

Additionally, we explore the physical and supernatural manifestations happening at Bethel, which brings up the question: are these experiences movements of God, psychosomatic episodes, or something else?

Could it be possible to experience healing and the supernatural apart from God?

There is no doubt that Bethel Church has worldwide influence, and because of this, it is imperative to have this conversation.

We invite you, regardless of where you stand on this issue, to be part of this conversation and listen to Lindsay’s story with an open mind.

Source: Apologia Studios, Defecting from Bethel Parts 1-3,

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