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September 28, 2017

How Many Heresies Can Kris Vallotton Fit into One Teaching?

By Anthony Wade

Vallotton is at it again, displaying no less than 10 different heresies in one article.


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Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades.In these lay a multitude of invalids--blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Get up, take up your bed, and walk." And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. -- John 5: 2-9 (ESV)

As we progress deeper into these end times we see that false doctrine is more widely accepted and proliferated with less and less fear of the Lord. It is brazen how careless people are regarding the obvious nature of their false teaching. Rolling around on the ground and barking like a dog? Sure! Kicking people in the face to "impart healing?" Absolutely! Literally telling Christians to not have the Ten Commandments in their homes or lives? Hey -- don't you be a legalist now! There is also a new breed of false teachers beloved. In the past a false teacher was known by the specific heresy they espoused. Kenneth Copeland and Mike Murdock were prosperity preachers. Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer were word faith preachers. Sure they had slivers of other heresies creeping in but they stuck with their bread and butter. These days however we are seeing hybrid false teachers who embrace nearly everything that is false and roll it into one big cesspool. One such place that comes to mind is Bethel Church. For a long time now people like Bill Johnson from Bethel were like heretical jello. You just couldn't pin them down. He wasn't quite prosperity but he had teachings that were. He wasn't quite word faith but again certain teachings certainly seemed to lean that way. He was clearly NAR but denies it to this day despite going to Lakeland Florida to anoint Todd Bentley a "prophet" with the NAR by his side. Bethel was clearly a false signs and lying wonders church but also selling experiential Christianity. Now part of this is there is always some cross over between heresies. Once you compromise the Gospel, it becomes easier to accept other compromises. But the veil of vagueness is being lifted as time goes on and newer teachers arise with such staggering arrogance before God and man that they do not even hide anymore their falseness. They revel in it. They boast in it. Kris Vallotton is one such teacher.

Vallotton is Bill Johnson's right hand man at Bethel. He co-founded the absurdly heretical school of the supernatural that Bethel operates. Here they teach unsuspecting youth the gifts of the Spirit even though the bible clearly says that the gifts are given as the Spirit wills -- not Kris Vallotton. I have written about Vallotton before and I did not realize it until today but one of the reasons may have been the ease at which one can discern when dealing with his teachings. Joseph Prince for example, makes you work sometimes to find the heresy within the truths he does speak. Not so with Vallotton. He simply does not seem to care about hiding any of his falseness. So let us reason together once again with the above linked article entitled, "Prophetic Word For A New Season: Leaving Pain Behind" Let us see exactly how many heresies Kris Vallotton can fit into one short teaching. Play along beloved and see if you can guess the heresy before reading onto my commentary portions.

"When I was at the Heaven Come Conference in LA this past weekend I felt like God spoke to me about some very specific things, including the subject of pain." -- Kris Vallotton

This is the tried and true foundational heresy for most false teachers today -- direct revelation. The master of this is Joseph Prince, who literally claims every sermon he delivers was first directly delivered to him by God. It is like these folks have Commissioner Gordon's red phone from the Batman television show and they can just speed dial the Father whenever they want. This is of course required for false teachers because they use it to deflect any "unbiblical" criticism. Once you claim to have heard directly from God you elevate what you preach to the level of Scripture. Now do not misunderstand me. God still speaks to all of us beloved; primarily through His Word. That is not what Vallotton is claiming here. He is claiming he "felt" God spoke to him. This leads us to heresy number two -- experiential Christianity. This is a huge belief at Bethel. Experiential Christianity encourages you to leave the safe confines of Scripture for what we "feel." This is the premise of the heretical Holy Ghost movies from Darren Wilson, also a product of Bethel. I saw a "prophetic worship" training video once from Bethel where they encouraged leaders to try and still their minds and seek what God was speaking to them during worship and then to just start singing it. The assumption being that whatever popped into their wickedly deceitful hearts must be from God! I saw this live one where the worship leader just chanted for 15 straight minutes that if we wanted a hug from Jesus we needed to jump in the river. Yeah I am sure God said that to you. But there were the charismaniacs running up to the altar, jumping in the imaginary river and screaming out -- "I'm soaked, I'm soaked!" Beloved God has given us His Word so we would not have to rely upon our deceitful hearts and He would never give someone a word that is contrary to His written Word.

"I actually feel like this is more than a teaching today--it's a prophetic declaration. We're in the 500th year of the reformation when the protestant movement was birthed. I felt like God said that we are entering Reformation 2.0 and that He's going to do some crazy things in this season. So, all that to say, get your hopes up!" -- Kris Vallotton

Heresy number three is the false ability to declare and decree. This is a staple of the word faith teaching. Beloved we must understand that almost every false teaching can be traced back and reduced down to the same sin Lucifer was cast out of heaven for. The same sin he then tempted Eve with in the Garden. To be God. The sin of usurpation is when we take a God characteristic or power and claim it for ourselves. It is God alone that has the power of creation in His words -- not us!

(as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations") in the presence of Him whom he believed--God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; - Romans 4: 17 (NKJV)

I have heard Joel Osteen cite this verse as proof that we can call things that are not as though they were but that is absolutely not what the text says here. It is God alone who can declare and decree things. Now, if you want to declare the promises of God through the verity of Scripture go for it. That is not what we are talking about here. Kris Vallotton thinks he has the power to prophetically declare "we" are entering Reformation 2.0. Once again "feeling" God told him so. But He did not beloved. Now Vallotton moves into his example from the Bible and in doing so we find heresy number four -- Bible twisting. Beloved the Bible is word of almighty God. To misrepresent what He said is just as egregious as the false prophets of old who would be stoned to death from such a transgression. Vallotton recounts the story found in our key verses today.

"Then Jesus asked him a question. I think this is a question we all need to ask ourselves--do we want to get well? Some people go to the doctor or the healing rooms and never get well because they come with hopelessness and the expectation that they will leave that place sick. This is because they've learned how to live and cope with the pain.Many people come to the of pool promise but hopelessness reduces them to the pallet of pain. However, Jesus wants to take your pallet of pain and transform it into pulpit of purpose! Today is the day your pain is supposed to go, and I want to encourage you to pick up your pallet and walk!" -- Kris Vallotton

Heresy number five is the favorite of Steven Furtick -- Narcigesis. This is the unbiblical practice of reading ourselves into the text. Now, we might be so vain that we actually think the Bible is about us but it is not. It is about Jesus Christ. You are not David staring down your Goliath. If we are anyone it is the cowering Israelites! This story is not here so we can ask ourselves if we want to get healed. That takes the focus off of the Savior and places it squarely upon ourselves. Heresy number six can also just be considered a technique but there is usually a smattering of pious sounding nonsense designed to make us going ooh and ahh unless we happened to have an open Bible. Beloved there is no such thing as the pool of promise in our lives. There is no such thing as the pallet of pain or the pulpit of purpose. These are all made up in the wickedly deceitful heart of Kris Vallotton. What is the big deal? Remember his claim was God told him all of this! Heresy number seven is known as the "spiritual onesie." I recall once watching Joel Osteen (so you don't have to!) on New Year's Day. He claimed that this was the year of spiritual breakthrough and prosperity. I remember thinking; all of them? There were 50,000 in attendance and millions watching via media and no one was going to be in the valley that year? Wow is that ridiculous. That is a spiritual onesie -- when one size fits all. According to Kris Vallotton, today is the day your pain is supposed to go! What happens to all of the people who try to walk out this faith and fail Kris? How many people's faiths have you destroyed with this asinine teaching?

"I encourage you to step into the pain because God wants to heal you, not numb you." -- Kris Vallotton

Heresy number eight is a favorite of Bethel and Bill Johnson as well as many other false teachers. This heresy is that God MUST heal us always. Remember what we said earlier about usurpation. God has the power to heal and the Spirit on occasion may use us to express the gift of healing but God is not mandated to do anything according to man. That would completely rob him of His sovereignty. I also find it odd that Bill Johnson, who wears corrective eyeglasses, believes God always must heal us. One of their proofs is to claim that Jesus healed everyone He came in contact with and the irony is the scriptural example Vallotton used today debunks that. In our key verses you will see that there were a multitude of invalids--blind, lame, and paralyzed. Yet how many were healed? Just the one Jesus chose to heal.

"When you're walking out of pain it's important to create a culture of wholeness around you. Don't listen to sad music or watch sad movies when you are processing through your pain. Don't sing songs to your pain, but rather sing songs to your victory! Don't minister to your pain or make it comfortable! Don't try to live with it, rather make sure you're working through it and getting it out. The Bible says we WALK through the valley, so don't stop and camp out there. So how do you do this?" -- Kris Vallotton

Now we come to straight word faith teaching, heresy number nine. This is classic Osteen teaching. Singing sad songs ministers to your pain because remember, your words create just like God's do! It is all about Stuart Smalley positive self-talk. Just keep saying that I am good enough, I am smart enough and doggone it, people like me! This is Glenda the Good Witch theology. Just say there is no place like home and soon you will be there! The vague bible reference here is Psalm 23, which does not say that we literally walk through the valley. Yet compare what Vallotton is teaching to that Scripture. In Psalm 23 we do not fear when we walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death because God is with us and His rod and staff comfort us! The staff was used to direct the sheep and the rod was to beat off the wolves. Both should be sources of comfort in the life of a believer. Is God even mentioned by Vallotton? No! It is all about you because you are god in this teaching! You have the power to walk out of your pain! You just need to stop speaking negatively! Sing the right songs! Don't set up camp in the valley (whatever that is actually supposed to mean)! Make sure you are working through it and getting it out? Ugh. Beloved when you base your faith upon yourself and your experiences, you simply leave Jesus behind. Here is Vallotton speaking about the faith of Bill Johnson in this article:

"I just want to say that Bill has developed a culture of testimony and prophecy around himself, so that his weakness became his strength. He has fed his soul and spirit with God's truth, with testimonies of what God has done in his life and in other people's lives, and the prophecies that fill him with the hope of what's to come. He has truly strengthened himself in the Lord. Over the years he refused to be a depressed man and rather created a culture of prophecy and testimony around him. We, myself and I'm sure many of you, now get to feed off of that. What I want to propose to you today is that you can do the same thing! You can feed off of the testimonies of breakthrough you've heard and the prophecies spoken over you! You can create a culture that others get to feed off of. But you have to leave pain so that you can get up and walk in breakthrough." -- Kris Vallotton

A culture of prophecy and testimony. Prophecy is the false claims others have made about him and testimonies are the false stories people have about their experiential Christianity. This is what Vallotton admires and aspires to. He even claims that many now have fed off of Bill Johnson instead of the Bible! Do not set this up in your life beloved. It is rancid meat to live off of the vain imaginations of any man. That is why God has given us His final revealed will. Do not tell me what someone else claims has happened. Show me the truth of Scripture! Show me what God has said to me directly! Feed off the verity found only in the inspired Word of God!

'I feel that we are in a Kairos moment for stepping out of pain, which reminds me of a passage in John 21. When Jesus rose from the dead he went to find the disciples in a boat. They had been fishing all night and Jesus yelled out to them from the shore to ask if they'd caught anything. They replied to say no, and that they'd been fishing all night. Jesus told them to cast their nets on the other side of the boat. Now let's just think for a second. You'd think that if they were fishing all night that they'd tried their net on both sides of the boat! But Jesus asked them to do it one more time. My point is that sometimes it doesn't take a new action, but rather a renewed action to see breakthrough. Sometimes Jesus asks you to do the thing you've been doing just one more time. I feel like this is a "try it again" day--whether that means going to the doctor one more time, going to the healing rooms one more time, calling your son or daughter that you haven't heard from in years one more time"Today is the day that you can walk out of pain. The Lord is saying "take up the pallet of promise and move on."' -- Kris Vallotton

Heresy number ten is the over spiritualization of biblical concepts in order to make God say something He never said. We see this here in the use of the word "Kairos"; which biblically is a Greek word meaning opportune time. This is opposed in the Greek by Chronos time, meaning sequential time. So once again, we are at the whims of how Kris Vallotton "feels" when he determines a "Kairos moment." So he takes this biblical word and spiritualizes it to lend credibility to his assertion that you just got to try one more time. Somehow the end result is the claim that God is saying to take up the pallet of promise and move on. Wow, what a load of garbage. First of all, there is no "pallet of promise" as Vallotton just made that up out of thin air. Secondly again is the problem with the onesie theology. Sure some might try one more time and see success. But many will try again and have the same results. More pain. More depression. What in the world does Kris Vallotton think he is doing to people? Some people deal with pain their entire life beloved. Many theologians think the thorn in Paul's flesh was a physical ailment of some kind. What we ought to be striving for is godly contentment in all situations. Can we pray for healing? Go to healing services? Call for the elders of the church? Absolutely! But to tell everyone that they must be healed, just need to speak more positively, or just need to "try again" is to trivialize people's pain and be completely calloused to the possibility that many will not simply "walk out of it." Thankfully Vallotton concludes:

"Today, regardless of why you're in a hard season, I want to encourage you to declare this out loud over yourself. The power of life and death is in the tongue so let's speak life over ourselves! Ready? Here we go: "I am leaving my pain behind. This is my day of deliverance. This day, the Lord will deliver me from the things that have plagued me and my family for generations. This is the day that the Lord decreed that I would walk out of a place of misery in every area of my life. Today's breakthrough will affect and infect my children and my grandchildren. We will create a legacy of breakthrough. Hope and peace will be named among the attributes of my family lineage. Our family will create a culture of wholeness. What feeds us and walks us out of pain today will become our strength, and thousands of people will come to our house to get out of pain and find promise!" -- Kris Vallotton

I have two herniated discs in my neck. The notion that I just haven't declared them away is so blindingly arrogant it is infuriating. Beloved imagine for every one that might actually see positive change by trying this there are ten who do not. What happens to them? What happens to their faith? Do they blame themselves? Do they blame God? Do they walk away in pain wondering why their declarations and decrees were meaningless? Beloved there are always victims from false teachers. Bloodied sheep dotting the Christian landscape. That is who we ought to be concerned about. I have neither tolerance nor patience for wolves such as Kris Vallotton. Ten heresies in one article. The new breed of false teacher does not even specialize anymore. They have a diverse portfolio of false teachings to draw from. That makes them even more dangerous. Let's make this our "Kairos moment" to decide to stay far, far away.

Reverend Anthony Wade -- September 28, 2017

Authors Bio:
Credentialed Minister of the Gospel for the Assemblies of God. Owner and founder of 828 ministries. Vice President for Goodwill Industries. Always remember that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.