There’s a song I’ve been listening to about how the devil’s in the details. More and more false teaching tries to cloak itself as Christian. In today’s video pick we are again going to look at Bethel. Christialignment is an organization that has roots from the Bethel church.
Christalignment claims to go to events where sinners would be and use their cards that mimic fortune-telling to try to reach them. However, as you’ll see, there is a lack of focus on Christ and the Gospel. Christ is used as this “energy” or “spirit” that tells the people what symbols mean. Even in an interview with Dr. Michael Brown, Jen Hodge shares people have “mistaken” them for psychics multiple times. Well, that’s because they are using occult means and those in the New Age can easily identity occult practices. There’s no mistakes about it.
The truth of the matter is scripture does divide. I caution you to look into the roots of groups, churches, and leaders that you might find safe. The music of Bethel can often be a lure that pulls people into false theology. Which is why I warn against Bethel and other false teachers. I can’t share everything about Bethel in one post, but I do hope to start gathering more resources for you to check out.
Dr. Michael Brown is brought up, as Pastor Chris mentions him in the video. I don’t think Dr. Michael Brown is a false teacher (as of right now), and I’ve seen him do amazing work on explaining the Gospel. However, I do have concerns with Dr. Michael Brown supporting people like Sid Roth or not stating directly that there are issues with Destiny Cards.
This is not the first time I’ve spoken against Bethel. Previously, I have spoken against Bill Johnson, a senior leader at Bethel church. People can get defensive (understandably) with these types of posts. So I want you to be informed and have resources you can check out for yourself.. See: Why Are You Still Listening to Bill Johnson? (Steven Kozar) I’ve shared the following resources about Bethel below, as well as three scriptures to consider.
- When Heaven Invades Earth | An Honest Look at Bill Johnson’s Teachings & Why It Matters by Melissa Dougherty
- Bethel/Bethel Music/Jesus Culture/Bill Johnson by Michelle Lesley
- The Truth about Grave Sucking at Bethel Church by Fight for Truth
- Bethel & New Age Spirit Animals by Doreen Virtue (Covers Kris Valloton claiming he hears from the Lord, and reading symbols in animals, which is a type of omen, violation of Deuteronomy 18. (NOTE: Kris is brought up in the video below, you will see Kris’ response about Christalignment) See: What Is Divination & the Occult? | Bite-Sized, it’s also Selective Attention)
- Here is a testimony of a young woman who went to Bethel as a college student and eventually got out. – Lindsay Davis’ Testimony
- Is Bethel’s SOZO Mentally and Emotionally Damaging? Thoughts from a Mental Health Professional by Melissa Dougherty with Britt
- Why your church shouldn’t play Bethel and Hillsong Musicby Wretched Radio and Justin Peters
- Why our church no longer plays Bethel or Hillsong music by Pastor David Henneke
- How New Age and Word of Faith Movement misunderstand the Bible by Mike Winger and Melissa Dougherty
- Is the Word of Faith Movement Biblical by Got Questions (about 5 mins)
- Ephesians 5:11 – Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
- Romans 16:17-18 – I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
- 2 Timothy 4:03-04 – For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
IF you would like to learn more specifically about Destiny Cards and Christalighment, I’ve provided more resources below the summary. Please check them out.
To encourage you to check out the video, I’ve summarized the commentary mostly through questions to give you an idea of what is covered. If you would like the answers, please check out the video.
- Bethel Tarot card
- Christianalignment who are they?
- What does Michael Brown say?
- What does Christalignment say about their cards?
- “Hear from the third Heaven realm…” ?
- Can we take unbelievers to the higher realm?
- How did Bethel originally react to Christalignment? How did the leaders originally react?
- How did Kris Vallotton change his view on the Christalignment?
- How does Christalignment have a connection to Bethel?
- Deuteronomy 18 – practicing divination, omens, etc is an abomination to God. (See also: What Is Divination & the Occult? | Bite-Sized
- Luke 24:45 – Christ teaches about evangelism, what should be proclaimed?
- KEY POINT: Having a spiritual experience is not how faith is given. See Romans 10:17.
- Acts 16:16 – The demon possessed girl sounds similar to Christalignment how?
- Is Christalignment really partaking in evangelism?
- Choosing stones that feel right? Choosing colors that feel right? Is this Biblical?
- What is guided meditation?
- NOTE: Christalignment claims to hear from the “spirit realm” that they hear from the “Christ spirit”.
- NOTE: Destiny cards reveal things about life – that’s fortune telling!
- Customer testimonies – do they talk about Christ? Do they talk about repentance and sin?
- What does Dr. Michael Brown say about Destiny Cards?
- Now I also just typed in ChristAlignment to see what would pop up and I’ll share some following resources that warn against it. Even if Dr. Michael Brown was not sure, he should by now be aware of the dangers. Update: I have an interview he did with the couple who founded Christalighment below.
Some Other Resources to Check Out about Destiny Cards & Christalignment:
- Bethel’s statement on Destiny Cards
- CARM – What is Christalignment and Destiny Cards
- Fighting 4 Faith – Christalignment Fortune-Telling – One shares an encounter of being naked and “Jesus” petting her
- YES THEY DO CLAIM THIS – Facebook About page from Christalignment – “CHRISTALIGNMENT is a team of Healers and seers who are all trained in supernatural Presence Therapy, Destiny Readings (intuitive) Spirit Cleansing, Physical Healing using Divine Energy, Dream Interpretation (using the Hebraic method) Deep Spiritual Alignment and Recovery from Trauma + Relationship wounds.We call ourselves spiritual consultants.” – does this not sound New Age?
- Church Watch Central – Another disturbing reading – This article came out around the time of the interview Dr. Michael Brown had with Jen and her husband. (See below)
- AskDrBrown – He interviews Jen and her husband on their practice. I find their answers revealing and tip-toeing. Saying that they are basically channeling Christ is a problem.
- Mike Winger – Bethel and Bill Johnson’s Bridge to New Age Spiritual Fakery
Check Out: Dumpster Fire: ChristAlignment & Destiny Cards by Fighting 4 Faith
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The Gospel Message– The Gospel message is good news, which means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
Scripture To Meditate On –(ESV) John 15:06 – If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.
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2 thoughts on “ChristAlignment (Bethel) & Destiny Cards (Fighting 4 Faith)”
T.R., thanks for the information and resources. I knew that Bethel was aberrant, pseudo-Christianity, but I wasn’t aware of this Christalignment tarot card faction. This is a blatant syncretization of the occult and (c)hristianity.
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Most definitely agree. I will be sharing some more resources. March 17th the recommended video will be Fighting 4 Faith Bethel Grave Soaking. That one did require an actual post before going into the video. I wanted to share multiple resources and explanations as I know people might struggle with Bethel getting called out. And then the week after on the 24th of March I’m sharing Melissa’s book review on the Physics of Heaven. Mike Winger actually did a review on the book a few weeks ago, and Bethel finally pulled the book out of their bookstore, but they did it silently without any recanting. Physics of Heaven claims we can take things from the New Age and make them authentic, Christianizing them basically.
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