Gnostic heresy: an interesting find in a study Bible leads to further clarification concerning the public ‘divinity’ of Christ discussion and Bethel Church (pastor is Bill Johnson)…stay tuned
Good morning! Came across a very interesting blurb in a study Bible which pertains to Gnostic heresy. Opened the Bible and looked right at it! Looking forward to sharing it as it was eye opening and now some teachings coming out of Bethel Church are starting to make more sense (from a Gnostic viewpoint)! In the near future, a photo of this Bible page will be posted for your information. You will find it very interesting. Until then, here is a blurb to ponder:
Johnson preaches this about Jesus: “He laid his divinity aside” (When Heaven Invades Earth; chapter 7; page 110). Johnson also preaches that Jesus did His miracles as a man and not as God. Remember in John 10:30 when Jesus said, “I and the Father are one”? What about the immaculate conception and the virgin birth? That was divine, so Jesus had to be divine since conception, even before that – and forever for that matter! In an article from Charisma Magazine dated February 23, 2012, Johnson writes: “While Jesus is eternally God, He emptied Himself of His divinity and became a man…it’s vital to note that He did all His miracles as a man, not as God. If He did them as God, I would still be impressed. But because He did them as a man yielded to God, I am now unsatisfied with my life, being compelled to follow the example He has given us. Jesus is the only model for us to follow”. (Blog entry found on the Christian Post domain dated June 16, 2012).