LVAE was saddened to see that Francis Chan (a favorite author) has joined hands with those out of Bethel Church in Redding, California for an upcoming conference on August 17th, 2013. See above link provided. Brian and Jenn Johnson from Bethel Live will be at the event doing the worship. Yes, Bethel Church is the same church whose pastor (Bill Johnson) takes away from Christ’s divinity before He was age thirty (see source below for direct quotes from Johnson’s books and sermons)!
“For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.” 2 Cor. 11:4
This is a surprise especially since just a few weeks ago LVA listened to a very sound and Biblical sermon Francis Chan spoke (believing this to be at his visit to Times Square Church. This was the church Dave Wilkerson led before he passed away). Ironically, it was actually Dave Wilkerson who warned of strange manifestations in Christian churches (like those animal noises and manifestations that Bill Johnson’s friends, the Arnott’s, support; see photo)! Hear Wilkerson’s warning here.
Wondering if Francis Chan has done his research.
Check out the following links:
Dave Wilkerson on strange manifestations:
Christian Post blog article on strange manifestations: