Bill Johnson is the lead pastor of the notorious false church known as Bethel Church in Redding, California. Johnson makes number 26 in our ongoing False Teacher of the Day series. Johnson is one of the most dangerous wolves in sheep’s clothing because he is largely viewed as a gentle and kind person with a heart for people–yet, his deceptive tactics, nonetheless, deliver souls directly into the hands of Satan.
Like most false teachers, Bill Johnson is neck-deep in the charismatic movement that teaches that not only does God continue give us new revelation apart from Scripture, but that the apostolic sign gifts, such as tongues, prophecy, and healings can and must be performed by people of faith.
Bill Johnson’s heresies and false teachings are much deeper than that, however, and include serious and rampant idolatry, blasphemy, and, of course, a false gospel.