Bud Ahlheim exposes Bethel Church’s “Senior Associate Leader” Kris Vallotton’s “diabolical teaching.” So why would best-selling author, speaker and co-founder of Messenger International, Lisa Bevere, “blog-swap” with an uber wolf? For those who are unfamiliar with Lisa Bevere, her teaching is worrisome to say the least. Listen to Erin Benziger express some of her concerns:
Note some of the interesting claims and teachings Bevere espouses:
It’s your time. It’s time for the gift of God in your life to come forth. It’s time for the things that you have in your life to be released. Father, I speak to the gifts. I speak to the talents. I speak to the anointing. I speak to what you have given them to steward. I speak release. I bless these hands, Father, with the power of dominion.
Dominion? What does Lisa Bevere mean when she says this? (Source)
Erin provides a video clip that shows Bevere mishanding Scripture. Also in the clip Bevere claims to receive a message directly from the Holy Spirit.
So – now to Ahlheim’s piece:
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1
Associating with the likes of Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Christine Caine makes it evident that Lisa Bevere is not concerned about a well-credentialed, Biblically-sound reputation. One simply does not join with other false teachers unless, well … you get the idea.
Lisa Bevere and her husband, John, operate a ministry called Messenger International. The ministry’s website has a noble enough sounding mission statement: “Messenger International exists to help individuals, families, churches, and nations realize and experience the transforming power of God’s Word. This realization will result in lives empowered, communities transformed, and a dynamic response to the injustices plaguing our world.”
To go along with their lofty mission is the obligatory Statement of Beliefs …
Wait, there is no statement of beliefs. There’s no reference to the Bible as their authority. There’s no commentary about their allegiance to a historic confessional statement. Nothing. There is this, however,“Messenger International can be likened to a ship on a journey to see the eternal established on the earth.” Smells like dominionism, huh?
Adding to her collection of false teacher associations, Bevere, on her blog on the “ministry” website, “blog-swapped” with another heretic, Kris Valotton. She’s “been fascinated by his teaching.” (Yeah, uh-huh. I’m fascinated by yours too, but prolly not in the same way. Mine’s more like “shock and awe” than “wow, look what I found.”) The blog itself is a bonanza of Biblical disregard, but we’ll get to that in another paragraph or two.
Vallotton has a super duper impressive title. He is the “Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California and co-founder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.” One single word in that title is sufficient for the prudent believer to beware: Bethel. As to the “School of Supernatural Ministry?” Yep, this guy teaches how to be a modern day apostle. For an extra donation, he presumably can teach you how to raise the dead, at least in a theatrical setting.
Bevere blog-swapped with Vallotton on her site on March 29. You can find the full dose of heresy HERE. Innocuously titled “Women Leaders In The Church,” the article doesn’t re-affirm the Bible’s teaching about leadership in the church or women’s roles in it. Rather it directly disputes the teaching of the Bible.
We could spend enormous amounts of digital ink disputing the downright diabolical teachings propounded in the article, but we won’t. Just a couple of quotes from Vallotton will suffice.
“Many believers have developed a theology that proactively uses the Bible to disqualify women from the most formidable roles of leadership, especially in the Church. I am appalled by the number of Christian leaders who are convinced that women are not as qualified, called, and/or gifted to lead as men are.”
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