“Thank you for sharing this testimony. Sadly some of my family have been deceived into this Bethel heresy … and I followed them into it… the Lord is faithful and the Holy Spirit woke me up and I repented of all of it…I pray my family (and all others involved) will repent. I praise the Lord that He plucked me out of this heresy before I was too deeply deceived.” Liane
“I am SO thankful for these individuals! God led me to Lindsay’s page, where I was then given knowledge of the truth AGAIN! The noise of these NAR/WOF movements slowly began to drown out Jesus for me, but my eyes have been opened again and I am relearning Jesus as He prayed I would. God bless you, Lindsay. You’re amazing. I love you so much, girl! And Chris! Keep it up, no matter how hard it is. Every day is a battle healing from this abuse, but you are clearly NOT alone in this fight.” Kara
“My goodness, this reminds me so much of the cults that were so scary in the 1970’s! I have been watching documentaries on Jonestown. It all started with a movement away from the written word to trusting in signs and wonders and a strong personality. Wake up people and don’t drink the koolaid. God bless your new found faith and being so bold to speak the truth.” Jim
Above just a few of the 100’s of YouTube comments you can read below in response to Lindsay Davis’ interview with Ps. Chris Rosebrough as she shares her experience as a student at BSSM (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry).
Around the 10 min mark, Lindsay talks about her experience sharing the gospel with fellow students, describing what Ps. Chris Rosebrough calls “the difference between the reality at Bethel and the biblical reality of sound doctrine:
Lindsay: “Just to preface this whole thing one of my most memorable experiences in the evangelism group at Bethel was, when I came out of deception I was still close with a lot of the people at Bethel – so I asked one of the leaders of this group if I could speak in front of the evangelism group. It’s about 80 people and there’s Bethel leaders there and what not. And so I got up and I basically said: “Listen we’ve been false prophets preaching a false gospel and making false converts”. And the whole…you could hear a pin drop in the room.”
Ps. Chris: “I can’t imagine why.”
Lindsay: “So I said: “If you don’t know the gospel, here it is”, and I shared the gospel with them. I had two people come up to me afterwards and say “Lindsay, I just realised I’ve never heard the gospel in my life”. And they’re at a supernatural ministry school, they’re being sent out to share the gospel but they don’t know the gospel.
Ps. Chris: “That’s unbelievable. So what role does the gospel play at Bethel?”
Lindsay: “It doesn’t play a role really at Bethel at all because evangelism is all about ‘power and experience’. And power means walking in miracles and signs and wonders. And Bill Johnson, you know, says over and and over again “if you don’t have miracles while preaching the gospel, you’re preaching a powerless gospel” – and what an offence that is, to what the word of God says. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation and the gospel isn’t a demonstration of, you know, miracles and signs and wonders, the gospel isn’t this, this, ‘lovey-dovey’ and ‘Jesus loves you and wants a relationship with you’ sort of message. It’s a message and a call to repent and believe in what was accomplished on the cross. And so while I was evangelising one time at Bethel, it was right after I said these things in front of my evangelism group, I was out evangelising and I was talking to this man who was clearly very high on drugs and, you know, I was sharing the gospel and explaining to him that none of us are good, none of us can obtain righteousness on our own, we need a righteousness not of our own, we need to be saved from our sins, we need Christ to change us. And this girl in my group just cut in, saying to him, “you’re just so amazing and Jesus just thinks you’re perfect” – counteracting everything I was trying to explain to him. and so when we were just done, I walked away and pulled her aside and said, “listen, if we’re not going to be preaching the same gospel together, we’re not going to able to evangelise together anymore”, and you know, she went about and did her thing and I went and did mine. But we definitely did not evangelise together after that because that’s not the gospel, we’re not perfect and you know, we know that we need a righteousness imputed to us that is not our own, it’s Christ’s.
Ps Chris: “And, you know, you think of Jesus’ own words, Jesus as He’s getting ready to go to the cross, says to the disciples He’s going to send the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is going to convict the world of sin and unbelief. And so you’re out there telling people they’re sinners in need of a Saviour, and the Bethelites from ‘Hogwarts’ are out there telling people: “Oh you’re wonderful, you’re the ‘bee knees’, God just loves you so much! Here, let me do a magic trick for you, I’ll lengthen your leg and see the power of God!” Yes, it’s nonsense and all of that comes from John Wimber, back in the day John Wimber used to teach this thing called ‘power evangelism’. And this, I’m sorry but Bill Johnson is right in the stream of John Wimber and this nonsense…”
Source: Ps. Chris Rosebrough, Fighting For The Faith, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3gXb0P4EKM, Premiered May 28, 2019. (Accessed May 29, 2019.)
Lindsay’s ongoing testimony – “How trusting in the sovereignty of God has changed my life.”
Believing and trusting the the Sovereignty of God has completely changed the trajectory of my Christian life. Not only has the sovereignty of God impacted the way I trust Him in trials and tribulations, but it has saturated every part of my life, including—evangelism. 🕊 When I was lost in the deception of the HYPER-Charismatic movement, I was taught that “Gods hands were tied”, that “God is not in control”, and that essentially, “Satan is sovereign” and libertarian view of “free will” was all I knew. Because I didn’t have a biblical view of the sovereignty of God (in all things), every part of my life was affected by unnerving anxiety and pressure. I have always had a strong heart for evangelism, but while in deception, evangelizing seemed like a lost cause. Eventually, as I began to search and study the Scriptures, the worldview I previously had didn’t make sense.
Romans 3:10-18 told me that “no one seeks God.” John 6:44 told me that “no one CAN come to Jesus unless the Father draws them.”
(John 8:34, 2 Peter 2:19, Galatians 4:8-9, Titus 3:3, Romans 6:6, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 2 Timothy 2:25-26) told me that all men apart from Christ are SLAVES to sin.
(Romans 1:24-27, Ephesians 2:3, Proverbs 21:10, John 3:19, and John 8:44) told me that a natural man’s affections are only that of evil. It is his highest desire, it is his nature, and therefore he will only act according to that which he loves: sin.
(Jeremiah 13:23, 1 Samuel 24:13, Matthew 7:18, Matthew 12:34-35, Genesis 6:5, and Genesis 8:21) told me that a natural man will only bring forth wickedness, and Romans 3:10-18 told me that no natural man “does good.”
(John 3:20, Romans 8:7-8, and Colossians 1:21) told me that the natural man HATES God.
(1 Corinthians 2:14, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 21-24, Deuteronomy 29:2-4, Matthew 11:27) told me that a natural man cannot comprehend the gospel or come to saving faith in Christ on his own.
Matthew 11:27 – “no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
(John 3:27, John 14:16-17, John 1:12-13, John 6:44, 65, Romans 9:16, 1 Corinthians 1:30, and Philippians 2:13) told me that no one will choose God or come to Him in their “own will”.
This blasted a huge hole into my really bad theology. Because my theology exalted Satan and the ability of man, and belittled the sovereignty of God, I always was attempting to change the gospel message to make it more appealing to carnal men. I was using carnal means to attract carnal men. I was a false “prophet”, preaching a false gospel and making false converts. As I began to study more and more, I began to see that God was the Sovereign, that He was in control, and that He is the author of salvation. As I began to study the Scriptures, I realized that because men are completely dead in their sin, spiritually darkened in understanding, not seekers of Him, haters of Him, and lovers of their sin—something “supernatural” had to happen, to change a lost and carnal man and reconcile them back to God.
God, being the Sovereign, was the one who had to remove hardened hearts, give hearts of flesh, and put new spirits within his sheep. (Ezekiel 36:26)
God, being the Sovereign, was the one who had to draw lost sheep to himself (John 6:44)
God, being the sovereign, was the one who had to change hearts and grant faith and repentance (Acts 16:14, 1 Corinthians 3:6, Acts 5:31, Acts 11:18, Philippians 1:29, Acts 18:27, Ephesians 2:8-9, 2 Timothy 2:24-25, 1 Corinthians 12:3, 2 Peter 1:3, Romans 11:36, 1 Corinthians 4:7, John 3:6, John 6:63)
God, being the sovereign, must raise the spiritually dead from their deadness, and make them alive (Colossians 2:13, Ephesians 2:1-2, Ephesians 2:4-5)
When I realized, by the Word of God, that salvation is completely a work of God, I was free from the anxiety and pressure I once felt. I delighted to be the obedient vessel and instrument, the means in which God uses to save lost sinners. I no longer had to change or manipulate the gospel message to try and coerce the lost into repentance and faith in Christ. I came to know that God was sovereign, He is mighty to save sinners, and the preaching of the gospel is the means He has ordained to save His lost sheep.
Lastly, when I came to trust in the sovereignty of God, I no longer had to use carnal means to keep carnal men. The reason that we often use carnal means, to “keep men”, is because we don’t truly trust that those whom God has truly saved, will be kept by HIM.
The sixth chapter of the book of John, changed my life. It will forever be a treasure to me:
“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.”
Here is our guarantee from Jesus:
– All that the Father has given to Jesus, WILL COME to Him.
– Jesus does the will of the Father, and He does it perfectly. Therefore…
– Those whom the Father has given to Jesus, He shall NEVER lose.
This is our blessed assurance.
Say goodbye, to coercive and manipulative evangelism techniques 👋
Say goodbye to changing the gospel message, and say goodbye to using carnal/seeker friendly means to attract the lost 👋
Say goodbye to a life of anxiety and pressure, where Satan is sovereign and God is not. 👋
And say, “Hello”, to our wonderful and glorious God who is altogether sovereign, powerful and mighty to save ❤️
Source: Lindsay Davis, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=676778026076696&set=a.184284531992717&type=3&theater. Published May 30, 2019. (Accessed May 30, 2019.)
Latest Lindsay Davis interview with former New Age author, now precious redeemed believer, Doreen Virtue:
“An insider look at the Bethel Supernatural School of Ministry, including their “Christian” divination cards; grave soaking; impartation of spirits; anointing; and more.”
Source: Doreen Virtue, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=winCHM9yuY4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2KFolHI6IFeHULKJhPVjfKcddhwGu25Lq-bPgIEFmJG-cJwoCmQf67Rhk. Premiered June 2, 2019. (Accessed June 4, 2019.)
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