In response to a request for ‘a detailed statement of faith, reflecting what they teach and preach’ made by Dr. Michael Brown, Christalignment’s Ken and Jenny Hodge forwarded a ‘detailed statement of faith’ to him. Does Dr. Brown believe what he received from the Hodges was a genuine ‘Christalignment’ statement of belief?
What Dr. Brown may not have realised is that Ken and Jenny Hodge appear to have lifted the entire statement of faith from the Bethel Church, Redding website. This is hardly surprising given Christalignment’s close alliance with Bethel – with Jenny Hodge’s son Ben Fitzgerald serving ‘as a pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California’ before taking over as Director of “Awakening Europe’.
Michael Brown’s Facebook post leaves us with two possibilities:
- Dr. Brown will continue to give some sort of credibility to what’s obviously a demonic ‘outreach’.
- Dr. Brown has simply played the ‘Pontius Pilate’ card – and is now washing his hands in regards to Christalignment.
Dr. Brown writes:
“When I had Jenny Hodges from Christalignment on the Line of Fire, I asked her specifically what she and her team preached to the New Agers they were reaching out to, but she did not give a clear answer. So I asked her to send me a detailed statement of faith, reflecting what they teach and preach. She and her husband Ken sent me this today, and I pass it on to you as I promised them I would:
Christalignment Statement of Faith:
We believe that there is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator, and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving, and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent – one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
We believe that humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death, and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected, and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is “true God” and “true man.”
We believe that we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing, and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and adopts us as we enter the kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.
We believe in the ongoing, sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister super-naturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4, is poured out on believers that they might have God’s power to be His witnesses.
We believe in the victorious, redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy – sin, lies, sickness, and torment.
We believe that the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His Church the ordinances of baptism and communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, and discipling the nations – baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.
We believe in the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule and reign with His overcoming bride – the Church.
We believe that heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the lost and the saved, the one to everlasting death and the other to everlasting life.
Additional note from Dr. Brown: “On the air, I also questioned Jenny’s talk about “third-heaven” encounters with Jesus, and she and Ken provided this answer for me today”….
“We use this term with new age people only to clarify that we are accessing only the highest heaven, as many new agers believe in angels, heaven, aliens etc but usually the heaven they are referring to is not the same as our understanding of heaven. They do understand when we make this statement, that there may be a much higher realm that they have never accessed. Therefore it is merely a tool to bypass their version of heaven. Paul himself referred to it. We like to think that we are offering clients an experience with God that is pure and from the highest realm, not their version of heaven.”
Source: Michael Brown, Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/AskDrBrown/posts/4217879538237616?__tn__=K-R, Published March 05, 2020. (Accessed March 05, 2020.) [Archive]
Did Dr. Brown stop to consider that what Ken and Jenny Hodge submitted to him might not be a legitimate representation of their ‘ministry’? If Jenny Hodge couldn’t even give the true gospel clearly and coherently on his program, what on earth made him think her ‘ministry’ had the ‘theological IQ’ to produce a belief statement like that? (We’re reminded of Amanda Wells’ plagiairism – noting that her ‘low’ theological IQ did not match the higher IQ of whoever authored the books and articles she was plagiarising.)
Had Dr. Brown done his due diligence, with
Had Dr. Brown done his due diligence, with just a few minutes of research he could have accessed Bethel’s Statement of Faith online and he would immediately realise that the ‘Christalignment Statement of Faith’ is identical. And given the false teaching rampant throughout the Bethel movement, why isn’t he holding their feet to the fire as well?
Dr. Brown’s lack of reaction to this ‘cut/paste’ Statement of Faith exposes why he is so dangerous. While Dr. Brown is always swift to malign discerning Christian ministries who so often question him, he was rather quick to put this fabricated statement up on behalf of an unsaved woman and her demonic ‘ministry’. As already demonstrated – it was a google search a way to find the true source of Christalignment’s ‘Statement of Faith’. It would have been just as easy for Dr. Brown to delve just a little deeper and find these following pagan practices:
Audio of Jenny Hodge publicly saying that God Himself engages in and practices divination… and still does.
“And in the Old Testament, the- they- part of the Covenant was to use the urim and thurim [sic] which are the stones. And that was actually ordained by God. And you go, ‘Hang on a minute. Does
God ordain stones? Like divination by stones? So- or predicting the future by stones? Well yes he did! Yes he does! And he can!”
Source: Published by Kingdom Talks Media, Jenny Hodge – Joins Kingdom Talks with Gil Hodges, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v3OXs7AzmM, Streamed live on Oct 2, 2019. (Accessed February 10, 2020.) [48:38]
And Dr. Brown could easily have found the following resource where Jenny Hodge also claims that they don’t use spirit guides but the ‘Christ Spirit’.
Clearly she says enough to expose that this ‘Christ Spirit’ is not the Holy Spirit. Also revealing that the ‘Christ Spirit’ talks to her staff, with the result that they can “give birth dates, dates, times and place if necessary”. However, Jen Hodge says her staff avoid disclosing this type of information to clients “because that’s generally what psychics will use” – because “it locks people in to a false destiny” [3:18]. So why is this ‘spirit’ behind her ‘ministry’ operating the same way a ‘spirit guide’ operates for a psychic? Is Jenny Hodge unaware that she and her team are in reality ‘channelling’ demonic entities? Jenny Hodge not only said that, it sounds as if this ‘Christ Spirit’ is tempting her staff to engage in this same gimmick. See at 3:17:
Source: Published by Kingdom Talks Media, Jenny Hodge – Joins Kingdom Talks with Gil Hodges, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v3OXs7AzmM, Streamed live on Oct 2, 2019. (Accessed February 10, 2020.) [4:50]
We aren’t pagans, we’re Christians!
Jenny Hodge is a medium – much like the witch who Saul called upon so he could talk to the dead prophet Samuel.
In closing, by not practicing biblical discernment himself, Dr. Brown has given some dangerous credence to a very controversial group of pagans:
- By failing to hold Jenny Hodge’s ‘feet to the fire’ when he had the opportunity to use the ‘spiritual gifts’ he claims to have.
- By failing to ‘rescue the weak and the needy’ Dr. Brown once again proved that he is biblically unqualified to call himself a learned Christian theologian and apologist.
“God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:“How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah. Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”” Psalm 82:1-4
[EDITOR’S NOTE: TAKEN IN ENTIRERY WITH PERMISSION FROM CHURCHWATCHCENTRAL.COM, Title Changed by PULPIT AND PEN]
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