In spite of having a dead-raising team who specialize in bringing the deceased back to life, Bethel Church was unable to resurrect a two-year-old despite repeated pleas for help from a leader of their church and music performance team.
Jenn Johnson, who heads up Bethel Music and is a regular preacher at Bethel Church (pastored and founded by her father-in-law, Bill Johnson), repeatedly called out for the resurrection of a two-year-old from the dead over the weekend. It was tragic, and we should pray for divine comfort for the child’s family and that He might be gracious in his providence.
No individual is credibly reported to have been raised from the dead since Paul raised Eutychus in Acts 20. This miraculous feat was done by God through the prophets and Apostles (there are ten reported cases in the Bible, other than Jesus). However, Bethel Church is a part of the New Apostolic Reformation, which believes they are modern-day prophets and Apostles, complete with all their power.
Bethel Church reportedly has dead raising teams, as covered in the Redding Searchlight publication. The Dead Raising Team, run by Tyler Johnson, was lauded by Bill Johnson in a sermon in 2008, in which he commended it as a ministry to be supported and promoted by the congregation. Their goal is simple; raise the dead. To date, the team claims to have raised 12 people (there is no supporting evidence for even one of these claims). Johnson, the Dead Raising Team founder, is a graduate of the Bethel School of the Supernatural. Bethel Church repeatedly recalls claims of resurrections and their youth are known to visit graves and demand people raise from the dead.
Jenn Johnson continued to pray the child be raised to life via her instagram page.
And she continued some more…
Bethel Church followers continued to ‘decree and declare’ by the thousands that the child raise from the dead.
She is continuing the cry out for this on the third day of the child’s death…
Of course, Bethel Church does not have the power to raise the dead. This is not the Apostolic age, and there are no Apostles or prophets (because we have the written word of God, Hebrews 1:1-2).
Some will look at this article and think it is cruel. Compare it to the actions of Jenn Johnson, publicly calling for this poor baby girl to raise from the dead, giving her parents false hope and immeasurable pain instead of being content in 2 Corinthians 5:8, that for this child to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Jenn Johnson (who was praised and endorsed by The Gospel Coalition’s Jackie Hill Perry back in August) and Bethel Cult are unimaginably cruel people and religious charlatans.
Instead of giving hope in the coming resurrection, they sell false promises. They are wicked, and Jenn Johnson should shut her evil mouth.
“The woman Folly is loud; She is seductive and knows nothing (Proverbs 9:13).”