This blog is just an update on something I wrote back in November called, “Calvary Chapel–Is The Church Tolerating the Sin of Balaam and Jezebel.” It was about the ungodliness within the Whosoever movement, and how no one at Calvary Chapel would answer my question–why are the Whosoevers being allowed to promote wickedness in their evangelistic efforts? During this time there was also a video called “The Whosoevers Exposed” that was being widely circulated. Many people were looking for answers. I was not alone.
Well, on November 14, 2014, Brian Brodersen (senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa) had Ryan Ries on a daily radio show on KWVE, called “Pastor’s Perspective,” to discuss the Whosoever movement, and respond to some of the objections people have to the ministry. You can listen to that program here. Basically, there was a lot of twisting, minimizing, and mocking of our serious concerns. I ended up writing a break down, and commentary of the show called, “My Response to Calvary Chapel’s Pastor’s Perspective on the Whosoever Movement.”
Then the hype died down as everyone forgot about what happened, and the dirt was swept under the rug.
No one actually dealt with the issue.
But people forgot about it, and things went back to business as usual.
What can I do? It is frustrating, but life moves on. And this is in the Lord’s hands.
But I want to give a short update on the situation, in case anyone is interested. I watched a shocking video last Friday, which was posted by the Psalm86 channel (YouTube). Her name is S. Walker and her blog is called Reflections From the Wall. She has also written a series called, “The Fruit of Brian Head Welch.”
Her video is important because one of the things that Brian Brodersen and Ryan Ries said in the interview was that it was okay for Brian Welch to associate with heretical false teachers for two reasons:
1.) They said his associations were OLD. They acted like these connections we see in videos online were from ten years ago. They said he has since matured in the faith.
2.) They said that Brian does not support those ministries. Ryan said, “He’s not backing those dudes.” That he is just a people watcher.
That is not true.
After they told listeners on KWVE that Brian is the real deal Christian who is out there doing the real ministry, Todd Bentley began promoting a conference where he is teaming up with Brian Head Welch.
Todd Bentley is a “minister” who apparently left his disabled wife and three children for his intern, and then decided to stay in ministry. Todd Bentley is a roll on the floor, drunk in the spirit, false teacher. Todd Bentley teaches that God told him to kick a lady in the face to get the Holy Spirit to move, and he did it. He says God tells him to hurt people, and he can share several examples. He is horrible.
If you don’t know who he is, please watch this very short video.
Now here is S. Walkers video:
When I saw this video I was blown away. Not that Brian was teaming up with Todd Bentley, I know that Brian is crazy enough spiritually to do that. What bothered me is that I thought that Calvary Chapel would have probably talked to him about the controversy he is causing, and he would be on his best behavior for a while! But no.
I guess I don’t know what is worse, touring with Korn and Slipknot or ministering with Todd Bentley.
So Ryan lied to us. Brian Brodersen gave him a platform on KWVE and Ryan told us that Brian Head Welch is not backing false teachers. Most of us knew he was; Brian doesn’t hide it. But he is STILL teaming up with false teachers. He was going to minister with a guy that kicks women in the face who are desperate for an experience with God (no matter how fake that experience would be). It is cruel. It is demonic.
I went to the event website a little bit ago and I see that the event has been cancelled due to scheduling difficulties. But as of January 22 it was still being heavily promoted.
Here is a description of what the plan was going to be:
FFM Healing Center March 6-7 @ 7pm Nightly. This Event Is Limited in Seats and You must Register below!
SPECIAL ENCOUNTER GOD EVENT!
Join us for this amazing “Encounter God” weekend March 6-7 with Special guest Brian “Head” Welch of the band KORN. Brian and Todd Bentley will minister together and Brian will share some of his life experiences and testimony and join Todd in ministry each evening. This is a up close and personal setting to meet and hear for yourself Brian’s amazing story. There will be worship each night with upcoming indie/Alt rock band LUMA lead by Kristen and Travis Estes. Each night there will be healing ministry and Impartation too.
Don’t miss this Special Event at the Fresh Fire Training and Healing Center. YOU MUST REGISTER AS SEATS ARE LIMITED! Direct Link to Register now!
I also want to add another video by S. Walker. In this video you will see Brian Welch in a church group and he is ministering and sharing. He talks about how in church black angel feathers fall on him. And he gets gems from heaven. And all sorts of strange manifestations. These people are wacky. It is another recent connection with false teachers and extreme movements. But Calvary Chapel just softly laughs and then lets their sheep follow this false teacher.
“But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”
(2 Corinthians 11:12-15)