You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free

The Bethel — Jesus Culture Deception


Renette Vermeulen


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[Acknowledgement to the person who published this image of an album cover of this Illuminati brainchild, the Bethel Church with its Jesus Culture band]




‘Senior’ pastor Bill Johnson with his Mega Bethel Church and ‘Jesus Culture’ Rock band top all the Illuminati deceptions I have studied thus far in obedience to Jesus’ commandment to “test and prove everything to see if it is of God,” (1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 4:1-4.)  I was shocked to find that nothing Johnson teaches is the truth of the Bible.  All his teachings are based on Christianized New Age formulas and the ‘quantum physics’ principles of Einstein and Newton.  Hermetism witchcraft principles, (relating to theosophy, alchemy, and astrology teachings,) are behind his commandments to “perform ‘saving’ miracles,” (as the universe, so the soul,) “get heaven now,” (as above, so below,) and his fanatical quest for an extraordinary ‘anointing or presence,’ with “the Holy Spirit within but also coming down on them for extra power,” (as within, so without,) as described in their handbook, “The Physics of Heaven,” (1 Cor. 6:15-20; 1 Jn. 2:20; 27; Heb. 8:13.)  


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[Acknowledgement to the person who published this image]

Bill Johnson and his followers intend to, through their matchless ‘anointed presence,” (which he put on steroids after adopting it from the Charismatic Movement,) ‘save and heal’ the whole world by “bringing down God’s kingdom in heaven upon the earth to see and taste,” or to “blow open heaven above so it can become a touch-reality down below.” What happened to “the just shall live by faith?”  He has a twisted answer to every Scripture that refutes the falsehoods that flow from his mouth. 

Meanwhile, pure blasphemy comes from the mouth of Jenn Johnson, Bill Johnson’s daughter in law and senior worship pastor at Bethel Church.  She says, “The Holy Spirit to me is like the genie from Aladdin, and he’s blue, and he’s funny, and he’s sneaky… and he’s silly…” Only Satan the snake can be a sneaky, silly, funny blue genie, not the Most Holy God of the Bible.  As she leads the Bethel Church in worship, what other occult contagions are they spreading?  Alarmingly, Bethel and Jesus Culture have already gone viral across the whole globe. 

Þ The Bethel deception is so bad that God, in 792-740 B.C. already, warned Bethel followers in Amos 5:4-7, “Seek Me and live, but do not seek Bethel… for Bethel shall come to nothing…  [Repent] lest [I] break out like fire… and devour [you.]  With no one to quench [fire] in Bethel, you turn justice to wormwood, [a gall-bitter plant,] and bury righteousness!”  Amos 6:3-8, “Woe to you who put far off The Day of Doom, and cause violence to come near.  [Bethel Culture denies Doomsday, 2 Pt. 3:10-14.]  You lie on beds of ivory.  Stretch out on couches you eat lambs from the flock and calves from the… stall.” 

Þ Bethel’s Rock band, Jesus Culture, also fell under God’s judgment in Amos 6:5-8, “[You] sing idly to the sound of stringed instruments and invent for yourselves musical instruments like David, [not to play truly anointed songs, but occult mantras that brainwash believers with false dogmas.] You drink wine from bowls, [manmade dogmas,] and anoint yourselves with the best [occult] ointments, [like ‘grave sucking,’ while missing the true, constantly abiding anointing of the Holy Spirit from the Bible, 1 Jn. 2:20, 27.]  But you are not grieved for the affliction [of the believers of Christ, whom you lead astray.]  Thus, you shall go captive… And those who recline at [your] banquets shall be removed [from the real Kingdom of heaven…]” (Amos 6:3-8; Mt. 7:21-24.)  

The greatest danger of Bethel is that one cannot bring them anything from the Word of God to convince them of their errors.  Johnson totally loosened Bethel from Scriptural admonition by teaching them to reject everything in the Bible that “did not come out of Jesus’ own mouth in the Gospels;” interpreted his way to complement his New Age, Christian philosophies.   He skilfully butchered the entire Bible to base his Hermetism theology on a few verses – which he also shredded to pieces to bring uncontextual slithers to the people.  

In this way, Johnson arrived at the conclusion that Jesus is their only “reality, standard, measure, or superior truth” – as they choose to see it, not according to the Truth of Jesus’ Word.  He says, “It is theologically immoral to allow the rest of Scripture, [which is “inferior truth” and thus “a different gospel, Gal. 1:8,”] to surpass exactly what Jesus said, [which is “superior truth” the Johnson way.]  Jesus always heals every time exactly on queue.  This is the clear manifestation as found in Jesus-perfect theology: complete [and constant] miracles now and here…  as a [Bethel] lifestyle.”  He should read 1 Cor. 12:1-31, where the wonderful gifts of the Holy Spirit and the way in which they must operate in the entire body of Christ, are carefully documented.  Sadly, to him, this is part of the “inferior” gospel called “The New Testament Covenant;” written in the blood of Jesus.   

Rejecting nearly the entire Bible, it strangely suits Johnson to use Paul’s own words against him by abusing Gal. 1:8 as follows, “Paul’s not catching the standard, [so] he is ‘anathema or accursed.” [And, of course, so are all the other Bible writers, whether they teach the Truth of Jesus’ Word or not.]  Where Paul refers to his thorn in the flesh [just as all the Bible writers who refer to ‘affliction’ and unhealed illness,] as “allowed by God,” Johnson denounces it is “a different gospel, as Jesus healed each and every affliction of those that came to Him.”  It is true that God is not a dual god of good and evil, but this is not really what Johnson is saying.  There is  [really] no darkness in God, but Jesus does allow evil to form His Godly Character in us.  Jam. 1:1-4 explains, “Count it all joy [not because of the hardship but because of the results it produces in us,] when you fall into trials, knowing the testing of your faith produces patience…”

So, some truths are allegedly “inferior to other truths in the Bible, and true mercy is more truth about Jesus only,” excluding the rest of Scripture.  As everything else that does not suit him, Johnson rejects the Book of Job “as inferior truth.” He states, “Job is the question.  Jesus is the answer.”  Johnson learnt nothing from Job’s immovable commitment to God – or from his submission to the infinite wisdom of God.  He teaches, “Superior and inferior truth exaggerate one truth and ignore the rest of truth.  Kingdom Reality is life.  Jesus slept in the storm…” So, storms do not exist in their kingdom reality.  The fact that, when the disciples’ faith failed them, Jesus awoke and calmed the storm, is not in Johnson’s picture of ‘reality’ or his ‘standard of Scripture.” 


As all his other doctrines, Bill Johnson’s “Jesus Reality” or “get heaven now to see and taste” was written into the lyrics of the Christian Rock, Jesus Culture band.  As with everything else, Johnson makes Jesus a liar, because Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God [not heaven] does not come with observation.  Nor will they say, ‘See here… or there!’ for the kingdom of God [not heaven] is inside you, [and thus you are the spiritual temple of the Holy Spirit, living in this dark dimension until Jesus returns, not on an earth turned into heaven.]” (Lu. 17:20-21; 1 Cor. 6:5-20; Jn. 18:36.)  This is one of the most dangerous end of the end-time deceptions, which Jesus warned against in Mt. 24 and other passages.  But He promised in Rev. 3:10-11, “Because you have kept My commandments to persevere, [in My truth,] I will also keep you from the hour of trial which [is coming] upon the whole world, to test [your faith.] I am coming quickly!  Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown, [eternal life.]


Even so, in an attempt to ‘see and taste’ heaven, in the ‘song’ “Fill me up God,” these words are repeated some 144 times.  All this while the true anointing of the Spirit constantly “abides” inside true believers, (Eph. 1:13-14; 1 Cor. 6:15-20; 1 Jn. 2:20; 27.)  Jesus also forbade us to use repetitive, idle words like the heathen do; thinking they will be heard because of their many words – the choruses of intelligible songs excluded, (Mt. 6:7.)  This ‘song’ is an excellent example of the many Christian mantras in their music, which ‘empties’ the mind to be possessed by demons; akin to occult kundalini or serpent power.

Þ Johnson also accurately fulfils Amos 3:3-8, which prophesied, “[Bethel] will say there is no day of Doom.”  Johnson denies the truth that the “whole world will remain under the sway of the evil one” until Jesus’ returns on the clouds, (1 Jn. 5:19.)  He says “The kingdoms of this world are now becoming the kingdoms of Jesus” through their hyper anointed presence that opens up heaven unto earth, which is merely the Charismatic ‘river of anointing’ in super mode.  John wrote in Rev. 11:15, “[Earth will remain this way until] the 7th angel sounds [at Jesus’ return, Mt. 24:27-31; 1 Ths. 4:16-18; 5:1-11,] and there [will be] loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have [now] become the kingdoms of our Lord…”  But Johnson declares, “God has a great plan for this place…  The whole theology is that this place will be burnt up and destroyed, and we get a strange perverted sense of encouragement when tragedy happens… because it’s nearer the end.  The end of what?  Who did He put in charge?  [Jesus did not come to earth to make earth into heaven but to save the souls of man so they can go to heaven.  He expressly stated in Mt. 24:35, “Heaven and earth will pass away [as described in 2 Pt. 3:10-14,] but My Words will by no means pass away.’]  How did He model dealing with the storm… disease… and change?  [Jesus calmed the storm, not denied that the storm exists, and He will never change this fallen world.  The Jews crucified Him because He refused to be a political king but focused on His Spiritual Kingdom in the born again hearts of His disciples, Jn. 18:36.] 


His “Face to Face with God” dogma explains their astonishing ‘anointing’ or ‘presence’ by focusing on the Presence of God, Johnson style. “Your ‘presence’ is the shining Face of the Father aiming directly at you. [Video, ‘Hosting His presence.’]  Your [physical] shadow [not God’s allegorical shadow] will overshadow all animosity…  [or everything on earth.] And I have it on first authority that God is in a good mood!  The Holy Spirit is a down payment, so, there is more coming of the Holy Spirit!  [No; “He is the guarantee of our inheritance [in heaven] until the redemption of His purchased possession” at Jesus return, Eph. 1:13-14.  Jesus said He does not give His Spirit by measure – how can His promise now suddenly be a ‘lower standard’ and thus, “anathema,” as Johnson alleges?  Jn. 3:34.]  God ‘inherits us’ and so ‘we inherit Him.’ [“As the universe, so the soul.”]

“The Holy Spirit is in me for my sake but He ‘comes upon me’ for your sake to change the circumstances around me to invade the impossible, to make it my reality.  [Bill mixes the two Testaments or Covenants of the Bible to fit the witchcraft of “as within so without” into Scripture.  Jesus said, “Whoever drinks of the water [My Word] that I shall give him will never thirst again.  But [this true Word] shall become in him a fountain of [truth] springing up into everlasting life, [to lead him and others to heaven,” Jn. 4:14.]


Johnson’s Jesus-Reality dogma is based on Mt. 6:10.  “Let your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.”  In “The Message,” the New Age version of the Bible, it is actually translated “as above, so below.”  This is the Hermetism principle on which all occult systems run – and what Johnson caught.  Hermetism’s practical magic formula that man is the equal of God on earth as God is man’s equal in heaven, [the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement also teaches this, saying they are ‘gods and christs,’] because “as the universe, so the soul – for like is known by like.”  The practical result of this witchcraft incantation is, “whatever God models in heaven man must model on earth” – which is exactly what Johnson teaches in all his Heaven-Now dogmas.  Thus, to Christianize his dogmas, Johnson sliced this portion of Mt. 6:10 away from the rest of this verse, changed the context of this verse, and omitted the rest of Jesus’ Model Prayer. 


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[Acknowledgement to the person who compiled and published this image] 

This depiction illustrates Johnson’s occult dogma as the occult diamond of the Illuminati, not the prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray.  In step with the all the principles of witchcraft, Johnson teaches, “When Heaven invades Earth” is a “practical guide to a life of miracles.”

Interpreted in the whole context of the New Covenant in His blood, Jesus actually said, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name [as] Your Kingdom comes and Your will is done on earth, as it is in heaven.”  During our New Covenant era, God’s Name is glorified and His will is done to perfection as it is done in heaven to perfection, when we obey the commission of Jesus to preach His true Gospel to the world, (Mt. 28:19-20.)  His Kingdom comes in this dark dimension as He uses the preaching of his real Gospel to save souls through their personal faith in, and acceptance of Jesus.  His will is thus established in heavenly perfection according to our obedience to preach Jesus’ complete atonement in our place, in the power of the constantly abiding, indwelling Holy Spirit,” (Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5; 3:34; Gal. 3:10-14; 4:6-7.) 

Miracles are not excluded from the lives of true believers in Christ, but God primarily gave us the indwelling Spirit to empower us “to be His witnesses… to the whole world,” (Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15-18.)  

But then Johnson blasphemously adds, “It is not really the Lord’s Prayer because [it contains] the confession of sin and He did not have any sin.”  Johnson chooses to be wrong for a good reason.  The Perfect Man Jesus was not praying for Himself in the Lord’s Prayer.  This is an example of how His disciples must pray. 

Look at what Johnson made of this, “When I found out that He set aside divinity and chose to display what life would be like for anyone who had no sin, [as above, so below,] and was completely empowered by the Spirit of God, [as within so without,] He models something that is made available, [as the universe, so the soul,] because the blood of Jesus was shed to deal with the sin issue.”  Hence, the Johnson Culture Clan is sinless through the blood, and allegedly cannot sin.  The confession of sin is not even in their theology.  The truth is, we are all washed in the blood of Jesus as true believers, but in our human frailty we cannot live sinlessly!  Jam. 3:2 testifies, “We all sometimes sin, for we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man…”  Jn. 1:8-10, “If we say we [never] sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to give us… and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”


The false Kingdom-Now dogma teaches that this fallen world must become a ‘good world now’ under Christian rule, while this world will actually be incinerated at the return of Jesus, (1 Jn. 5:18; Mt. 7:13-14; 2 Pt. 3:10-15.) 

However, Johnson denies there will be an end to this world because his Heaven-Now dogma is the Kingdom-Now deception in power modeHe proclaims, “’Your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven’ [means] He gave us a military assignment to [pull down heaven to] demonstrate His goodness… onto the earth, so that everybody can [literally] taste and see His glory and presence.  [As above, so below.] So, every move we make must be careful as not to ‘spook’ the Holy Spirit that rests upon us. [“As within, so without.”  In “Hosting the Presence” he demonstrates how ‘the spirit,’ which not only lives in him but also ‘comes upon him’ as in the Old Testament, sits on his shoulder...]

He continues, “From Jesus’ baptism and the Holy Spirit coming upon Him He moved in power, [so] the ‘spirit baptism’ [through their presence or shadows falling on people as apparently demonstrated by Peter,] gives us the power… The heavens opened for Jesus; [“as the universe so the soul,” and through their unequalled anointed presence] the Holy Spirit opens heaven in regions for us as in the USA (and the whole world,) [“as above, so below,”] and people live [and are healed and saved] in the atmosphere of heaven [wherever they move on earth, not by the preaching of the Gospel and through personal faith in Jesus, Mt. 28:19-20; Jn. 1:12-13...]  Jesus modelled the [see and taste] reality of heaven into earth...”  No, Jn. 1:1-14 testify that Jesus, The Word, God Himself, “became flesh and dwelt among us as a mere man” in this dark dimension to bring God’s spiritual, unseen Kingdom of Light to earth through His Gospel in the believing hearts and minds of all those who accept Him and obey the truth of His Word, (1 Pt. 2:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:15-20; Gal. 4:6-7.)  This will always be, until the end of the world, the only way in which God ‘brings His Kingdom to earth,’ (Jn. 18:36; 14:6.)


Constantly ploughing up the truth of Scripture, Johnson teaches that the whole world must “get heaven now,” (not salvation while living on earth to go to heaven,) because “God is good.” Getting heaven now through God’s goodness not through Jesus’ full atonement, (Jn. 3:16,) automatically “heals and saves” the whole world through Charismatic-style chaos, (slain in the spirit, drunk in the spirit, laughing uncontrollably and shaking and screaming hysterically, etcetera,) or so-called “miracles” moving at warp speed when people “come into his presence.”  He added a ‘glory cloud that follows him,’ [the cloud went before the Israelites; and where is the fire that must then go before him at night?] and ‘gold dust’ and ‘feathers’ appear everywhere, which means ‘heaven has come on earth.’  All this supposedly happens as soon as people come into their Jesus Culture presence or anointing. 

Jesus never even suggested that we can “get heaven now” either inside us or around us here on earth.  Heaven is a most holy place in the spirit world; a cube of 12,000 furlongs (1,500 miles) wide, long, high and deep, surrounded by a wall of 44 cubits (22 yards) high,” (Rev. 21:16-21,) where the born again human spirits of the deceased in Christ go, (1 Ths. 5:23; Mt. 22:30; Rev. 20:4.)  It would be very difficult to press such a huge place into a human being and his surroundings.