Brian Brodersen interviews Ed Stetzer…who gives a glowing estimation of Calvary Chapel’s place in recent church history.
So…I mentioned earlier in the week that there was a big dustup in the “renewal” movement wherein Bill Johnson of Bethel had called out one of his former proteges, Jason Westerfield, for being apostate.
In a video of the service where Johnson called out the apostate, he mentioned that the deception was so deep that “demonic impartation” was taking place.
I shrugged this off as I think these people are as nutty as a Snickers bar.
Now, however, word is leaking out that at least one person who attended Westerfields meetings attempted suicide and others were “under torment” according to Johnson.
In a video I watched of Westerfield he appeared to be clinically psychotic, rambling about aliens, other dimensions, and DNA, while muttering about dark forces out to get him.
The unsettling thing about watching this madman was that the assembly seemed to be affirming him and giving the amen to his hallucinations.
The other unsettling thing is that those involved in this movement are split between those supporting outright, insane , heresy and those who are rebuking it.
Let me say this about that…
When you train people to not question bizarre “manifestations” and fill them will false ‘”prophecies” don’t be surprised when they believe bullspit you think is outside the “biblical” chalk lines you drew in a rainstorm.
Don’t be surprised when the quest for the “supernatural” becomes an exercise in occultism and the darkness floods in.
My town is three hours away from Bethel and we’ve been dealing with the weirdness coming out of Redding for years.
This story just ups the ante…