Part of his success has been in developing translations of Scripture for people with no Bibles in their own language. That’s a different gospel. He attended Moody Bible Institute and is a graduate of York University (B.A.) Reading Ephesians and Colossians after Supersessionism, a review of The Passion Translation of the Psalms (“Poetry on Fire”), My review of the Passion “Translation” of Romans, Andrew Chapman points out multiple problems with The Passion Translation, Jesus is Compassionate: A Sermon on Mark 1:29-45. [21] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 29. Resource: Charmley offers a biblical critique of The Passion Translation (TPT) By churchwatcher on November 28, 2016 • ( 0). Simply select one of our partners below to access The Passion Translation any time, anywhere—from your smartphone, laptop, tablet, or other electronic device. Bronwyn Windsor offers professional editing and proofreading services for writers. “ The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. [16] https://www.thepassiontranslation.com/, accessed 7 September 2018. [39], Bethel leaders Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton teach “the Physics of Heaven”, which is a way to “explore the mysteries of God hidden in sound, light, vibrations, frequencies, energy, and quantum physics”. The Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13 appears to have been given to order to answer a very perplexing question: why do people respond to the Gospel in such radically different ways? Why does it matter? [3] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 124. [35] https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/may/cover-story-inside-popular-controversial-bethel-church.html, accessed 7 September 2018. At that point, it’s hard to consider the translation divinely inspired. ETERNITY NEWS: "As this writer reads the correspondence, Facebooking, texting and other contacts between Awakening and the Gospel Coalition Australia team, Bill Johnson has apologised for his loose use of words about the Trinity and established that he is clear that Jesus has always been God." As a result, some Bethel students formed a Dead Raising Team. Here's a video where I explain how the free online resource works. The Passion Translation (TPT) is a new, heart-level translation, using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, that expresses God’s fiery heart of love to this generation, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. Instead of tears, you will find joy unspeakable. But what exactly does Bethel mean by revival? Christianity Today reports that in 2008, two Bethel students were involved in an accident that left a man stricken at the base of a 200-foot cliff. He is eternally God.’ Once again, we welcome this clarification, but find it hard to understand how he reconciles this to his other public comments. As a pastor of an Australian church, I too am passionate to see revival happen in Australia. The result is a strongly sectarian translation that no longer counts as Scripture; by masquerading as a Bible it threatens to bind entire churches in thrall to a false god. Perhaps the most infamous example of this is their claim that the “glory cloud” of God’s shekinah presence often manifests in their worship services. They also report feathers appearing in their worship services, which they claim belong to angels. A journey of discovery of some of my family history. Brian Simmons, the sole translator on the project claims to have uncovered “the love language of God that has been missing from other translations”. Johnson credits his understanding of the gospel to John G Lake who argued that the gospel touches the whole man—spirit, soul and body and called it a “Triune Salvation”. What do we do when we feel weak in the face of powerful people? To return to the standards of the law and the prophets at the expense of ignoring the perfect revelation of the Father given to us in the person of Jesus Christ is to fall to the ultimate expression of arrogance. There is, however, a huge difference between revival and revivalism. Judging from The Psalms alone, I would say that it would be a Christian sect, and that unlike the Mormon cult its scriptures will point its adherents to saving faith in God the Son, the crucified and risen Lord Jesus. [12] Johnson teaches that Jesus is the perfect revelation of God’s character. Encounter the Heart of God~ The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God's fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God's Word. We welcome these statements, but questions remain. Every believer who is taught to treat it as the enscripturated words of God is in spiritual danger, not least because of the sentimentalised portrait of God that TPT Psalms sets out to paint. He is married to Kallie and they live with Cloud, their fluffy and friendly Japanese Spitz. [42] I fear Jesus Culture serves as a gateway drug that draws young and inexperienced Christians into a world of false teaching, unbiblical practices and spiritual disaster. The Passion Translation Bible is a new, heart-level translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love to this generation using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. Christianity Today reports that one of their live albums was the No.1 album on iTunes above Adele, Justin Bieber and Coldplay. Is there hope? It’s a collection of fiction stories that have a somewhat similar theme to the Scriptures but adds a whole lot of personal imagination to it.… [24] While it appears that Bethel worship Jesus as God in their songs, their understanding of the incarnate Christ is that he was less than divine while he walked the earth. [11] According to Johnson, “Jesus healed everyone who came to him. Prayer: What are you doing when you pray? The following is a revision. [4] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 137. In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says many things about the problems we face in this world. Review: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman, The powerful Christian life: according to Ephesians, My grandfather’s part in a WWII mission over Modane. As he was preaching from Galatians 1, Johnson says “Some people interpret Paul’s thorn in the flesh is a disease allowed or brought on by God. The earlier version interpreted Johnson’s words as recommendations not to read about fallen heroes in the OT. By doing so, Johnson distances himself from the historic understanding of God and the gospel which Christians have held for over 2000 years. Press here to find out more: House of Windsor Editing Services. [36] https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/may/cover-story-inside-popular-controversial-bethel-church.html, accessed 7 September 2018. Truths about God that are found in other parts of the Bible are secondary to what we see Jesus model in the gospels. Anything less than that is “a different gospel”. I am concerned that the upcoming “Awakening Australia” (which is hosting Bill Johnson, and which was itself founded by a Bethel Missionary & Former Pastor) has the potential to cause much confusion and spiritual damage to thousands of unsuspecting Australians. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! When persecution comes, according to Jesus, some people will break and other people will blossom. Among other points, Pastor Fitzgerald wished to stress that ‘Awakening Australia’ is not Bethel event and that neither he nor Bethel endorse the practice known as ‘grave sucking’. [5] God’s ultimate goal on earth is “the fullness of the Spirit in the believer” as “getting us to heaven is not near as great a challenge as it is to get heaven into us”. [20] http://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org/article/burning-scripture-with-passion-a-review-of-the-psalms-passion-translation, accessed 7 September 2018. Simmons’s caricature of God as ‘the King who likes and enjoys you’ (‘Introduction’, p. 5) eliminates all but one facet of God’s feelings about us, and then gets that one wrong. Meanwhile, Joe Carter of TGC US points to strange statements from Bill Johnson regarding the possibility of claiming ‘untended’ spiritual anointings from past generations. He didn’t teach it”. See more from TGCA on this issue here, here and here. The Gospel Coalition supports the church by providing resources that are trusted and timely, winsome and wise, and centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. My maternal grandfather, Allan Fisher DFC, flew a mission over a rail yard in Modane. [8] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 112. If He performed miracles because He was God, then they would be unattainable for us. [10], Jesus is Perfect Theology: A Misguided Attempt at a Christ Centred Hermeneutic. From the Bizarre to the Blasphemous—The Spiritual Practices of Bethel, The pursuit of signs and wonders has led to a litany of bizarre and sometimes blasphemous spiritual practices at Bethel. This May Help. Ironically, I doubt that the majority of his followers would be able to live up to the definition of the gospel that Johnson has concocted. [42] https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/may/cover-story-inside-popular-controversial-bethel-church.html, accessed 7 September 2018. [19] http://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org/article/burning-scripture-with-passion-a-review-of-the-psalms-passion-translation, accessed 7 September 2018. The historical account of Jesus’ life and ministry becomes a hermeneutical grid for interpreting the rest of the Bible. [17] Andrew Shead, the Head of Old Testament and Hebrew at Moore Theological College and member of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation has written an in-depth review of the Passion Translation for Themelios. Copyright © 2021 The Gospel Coalition, INC. All Rights Reserved, Bethel plans to send 150-200 members to serve at the Melbourne event, http://bjm.org/qa/does-god-ever-cause-sickness/, http://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org/article/burning-scripture-with-passion-a-review-of-the-psalms-passion-translation, Review: The Bible Project – Brilliant but Flawed, Australia Day and Aboriginal Christianity, Five Questions Christians Should ask about The ‘Great Reset’, At What Price Awakening? To those who are supporting this event in the name of revival, may I ask this question: “At what price, awakening?” Is it worth pursuing awakening if it means that the gospel is compromised and that false teaching is promoted? Several commenters have provided examples of Bethel preachers using the NASB; Omission of the word “only” in a quote about emotion which made it sound like the authors of. They run “revival” conferences and rallies all over the world. [22] But perhaps the most offensive thing he teaches is that Jesus “laid aside his divinity as he sought to fulfil the assignment given to Him by the Father”. [41], Jesus Culture, Bethel Music & Awakening Australia—Gateway Drugs. The Passion Translation Bible is a new, heart-level translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love to this generation using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word.. God longs to have his Word expressed in every language in a way that unlocks the passion of his heart. That awareness prepared Israel for a saviour. One comes from God, the other is of human origin. [25] Bill Johnson, The Requirement of Miracles, 11 Dec 2011, ibetheltv.com, accessed 7 September 2018. The passion that was planted in my mother’s heart so long ago spread into mine. What can we learn about prayer from Ephesians? It expresses God’s passion for people and his world by translating the original, life-changing message of God’s Word for modern readers. Beni Johnson (Bill’s wife) and other Bethel leaders practice what is called ‘grave sucking’ or ‘grave soaking’ where they lay atop the graves of famous dead Christians to suck the anointing that they believe is contained in their bones. We must learn to eat the meat and throw out the bones.[15]. But TPT is not a Bible, and any church that treats it as such and receives it as canon will, by that very action, turn itself into an unorthodox sect. [21] Johnson also teaches the common Word of Faith belief that Jesus was born again. The Passion Translation—A Bethel Bible to Propagate Bethel Theology, It is never a good sign when a particular movement decides that the words of Scripture need to be improved. [37] https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/may/cover-story-inside-popular-controversial-bethel-church.html, accessed 7 September 2018. In Adam and Eve’s commission to subdue the earth, they were without sickness, poverty and sin. [30]https://web.archive.org/web/20171228104713/https://store.theresadedmon.com/collections/clothing/products/designer-leggings_isnt-she-lovely, accessed 7 September 2018. BroadStreet Publishing is launching the New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs in its bestselling Bible translation, The Passion Translation (TPT)®—which has sold over one million individual books—on October 31, 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the same day that The Passion Translation is available for reading on Bible Gateway. – TGCA editor & Stephen Tan. We are grateful to those who have taken the time to point them out. [32] http://www.benij.org/blog.php?id=1, accessed 7 September 2018. Photos: Hannah Busing, Unsplash (head); Doctorg, wikimedia (inset). The Gospel Coalition article by Joe Carter, ... (The Passion Translation)” by Andrew G. Shead. Beni posted a picture on social media of herself “soaking” at CS Lewis’ grave among others.[28]. That is, The Passion “Translation” is a non-translation which may well mislead many into thinking that it is Scripture, which disastrous results. In fact, I doubt even he can live up to the standard he has set for himself. Enter your email address to subscribe to Forget the Channel and receive notifications of new posts by email. At the very least, I urge these booksellers to stop promoting The Passion Translation as if it is actually a translation of, and therefore a valid replacement for other translations of, Scripture. Who are you praying to? [40] https://www.destinyimage.com/products/physics-of-heaven, accessed 7 September 2018. [5] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 137. This is especially true when we have a history of conflict with those others. [11] http://bjm.org/qa/does-god-ever-cause-sickness/, accessed 7 September 2018. They are “raising up a nationwide prayer mandate for the salvation of our families, friends and our country”. But this is exactly what Bethel has sought to do with the Passion Translation. [23] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 79. [22] https://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/on_throwing_the_baby_out_with_the_bethelwater, accessed 7 September 2018. Reading Ephesians 2:8-10 with the Ancients. [16] Simmons states: “What we’re trying to do with this project is to bring words that go right through the human soul, and past the defences of our mind, and goes right to our spirit”. What does Ephesians say about reconciliation? Why should The Passion Translation be concerning to Christians? He has been in pastoral ministry since 1994, serving in both Fellowship and Canadian Baptist churches in Oakville, Mississauga and Orillia, Ontario … In that same sermon, Johnson argues blatantly that if a gospel proclamation is not accompanied by signs and wonders, it is ‘a different gospel’. Johnson has confused Old Testament description with New Testament prescription. When Jesus raises the dead, our response shouldn’t be “I can do that!” but to honour him as we honour the Father (John 5:23). Bethel also runs their own “Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM)” which teaches people to perform miracles and bring revival. I am reminded of the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:6: If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. If I read Job and it doesn’t lead me to Jesus, then I never understood the question. and McMaster Divinity College (MDiv). Andrew is the head of Old Testament and Hebrew here at Moore Theological College, and is a member of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation. There is, however, a huge difference between revival and revivalism, as Iain Murray famously put it. [6], A Deadly Elevation of Experience over Scripture, Johnson’s pursuit of signs and wonders has led to a deadly elevation of experience over Scripture. Personally, I think an awful lot of things are wrong with TPT, but before I get onto that, let me say something up front. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. To do that, I need to understand the people around me. [19] Shead concludes that “the result is a strongly sectarian translation that no longer counts as Scripture; by masquerading as a Bible it threatens to bind entire churches in thrall to a false god.”[20], A Less Than Divine Jesus: The Kenosis Heresy, When Johnson sees the miracles of Jesus in the gospels, he doesn’t see a unique manifestation of divine power; he sees an example for every Christian to aspire to. [7] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 142. You can find videos on YouTube of the “glory cloud”, which is made up of gold dust that looks suspiciously like the glitter you can purchase at your local arts and craft store. [18] Shead argues that, in Simmons’ attempts to reintroduce the passion and fire of the Bible to the English reader, he “abandons all interest in textual accuracy, playing fast and loose with the original languages, and inserts so much new material into the text that it is at least 50% longer than the original”. Encounter the Heart of God~ The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God's fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God's Word. And that’s why I say don’t use it as your primary Bible, use it in a secondary way. Dear Pastor, Struggling To Grow Your Church? [7] Johnson encourages Christians to stop focussing on “our need to protect ourselves from deception” and instead “our hunger for Him must be seen in our lustful pursuit of spiritual gifts”. According to Johnson, Jesus “performed miracles, wonders and signs, as a man in right relationship to God, not as God. Following the publication of this post, Stephen Tan and a number of other pastors met with Ben Fitzgerald (Bethel missionary and chief organiser of ‘Awakening Australia’) to discuss their concerns. An implied suggestion that Bethel pastors do not preach from mainstream translations. But this is exactly what Bethel has sought to do with the Passion Translation. While revival, unity and nationwide prayer are good goals for Christians to have, I am unable to support Awakening Australia. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God’s heart behind the words. At Bethel, a myriad of practices is encouraged under the banner of “prophetic”. You blow the shofar and you cry out “WAKEY WAKEY”. [40] They allege that “God uses these different expressions of his creation to usher us into the fullness of Pentecost”. [23] This teaching, based on Philippians 2:5-7, is strikingly similar to the Kenosis Heresy that emerged in Germany and England at the end of the 19th Century. [18] http://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org/article/burning-scripture-with-passion-a-review-of-the-psalms-passion-translation, accessed 7 September 2018. [26] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 33. [25] According to Johnson, anyone who teaches that God sends sickness teaches a different gospel. Examining the Theology and Practice of the Bethel Movement, 4 Considerations for Christians Wanting to Engage in Political Activism, 1 Corinthians 5: Why it is Necessary and Loving Not to Associate or Eat with Certain ‘Christians’, Is ‘Faith’ the ‘Gift of God’? Now that we are restored to his original purpose, should we expect anything less? In the wake of an overwhelming response from readers, we are grateful to those who have offered additional information and pointed out mistakes* in the original version of this article (published Sept 20, 2018). Home › Bethel "Church" › Resource: Charmley offers a biblical critique of The Passion Translation (TPT). [27] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 33. We humans are not very good at living up close with others. [2] “When miracles are absent, so is the glory of God”. It’s becoming increasingly clear that The Passion Translation sits in a similar place to other sectarian holy books. God longs to have his Word expressed in every language in a way that unlocks the passion of his heart. [2] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 119. The Passion Translation is primarily the work of a single author, Brian Simmons. Jesus Culture and Bethel Music have created a brand of worship music that can genuinely compete with Hillsong. What that looks like in practice is to treat the four gospels as a canon within the canon. [3] According to Johnson, the church has failed the world because we have not given them adequate signs and wonders. [33] http://www.benij.org/blog.php?id=1, accessed 7 September 2018. They see themselves as having “a global impact” as “a revival resource and equipping centre”. [6] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 137. After all, this is called the better covenant”. He also gives us wonderful reasons to find life, hope and healing in Jesus Christ. [14] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 103. Here are ten key reflections from Ephesians. Kingdom Invasion in Singapore draws thousands, as will Awakening Australia later this year. Here’s the abstract of his review article: What’s wrong with the world? It puts us back in the place of control where we do what is humanly possible—and call it ministry.[13]. “Australia for Jesus” is the motto of Awakening Australia, an event that seeks to unite every denomination under one mission: to bring revival to Australia. [15] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 103. Major publishers are pumping out first-ever English translations of primary Kuyper works and a wide range of secondary literature on Kuyper’s enduring relevance for global Christianity. It is a beautiful, moving read.” Wesley and Stacey Campbell Lift Your Eyes: Reflections on Ephesians. [38] Thankfully, the man survived but unfortunately, he remains paralysed. Ok. [31], Beni Johnson teaches that there are a variety of angels (messenger angels, healing angels, fiery angels) but that they are laying dormant until someone wakes them up. [31] https://www.bethel.com/testimonies/gods-treasure-hunt/, accessed 7 September 2018. [30] Prophecy is also used in outreach in what are called “Treasure Hunts”. We apologise for these errors, and have sought to correct them in this version. You can read more on the translation philosophy of the ESV at the Web site of its publisher, Crossway Books. The problem is that TPT, unlike the Book of Mormon, is still available–indeed it seems to be being actively promoted–by major Christian booksellers as if it is Scripture. In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he says some very important, fundamental things about peace and reconciliation, and gives many other very practical teachings about how to live together in light of these truths. Stephen grew up in Malaysia and is convinced that Malaysia has the best food. Legitimate questions about how he did his miracles must not distract us from what they reveal about his personal identity as the eternal Son of God. But if he did them as a man, I am responsible to pursue His lifestyle”. I’d urge these booksellers to seriously reconsider their policies on this series of pseudo-“Translations”. An important question for us to consider is whether Bill Johnson is in fact teaching another gospel. In that same sermon, Johnson argues blatantly that if a gospel proclamation is not accompanied by signs and wonders, it is “a different gospel”. Here's a tribute to our online chapel experience in mid-2020 at Moore College, in the full spirit of parody. To accept any other standard is to bring the Bible down to our level of experience and deny the nature of the One who changes not. #liftyoureyes. [1] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, (Shippensburg: Treasure House, 2003), 119. The goal of translation is to reproduce the meaning of a text in one language (the source or donor language) into another (the target or receptor language). “Ephesians,” in Gospel Transformation Study Bible (Crossway, 2013) “The Holy Spirit,” The Gospel as Center: Renewing Our Faith and Reforming Our Ministry Practices, edited by D.A. Are you writing a thesis, book, academic article, resource, theological monograph, or anything else? Here are my views on the issue of the New Perspective and Supersessionism, in light of a debate in the Harvard Theological Review. According to Johnson, anyone who teaches that God sends sickness teaches a different gospel. Why do some people persevere and bear fruit, 30, 60 and 100 fold while others whither, fade and fall away? And critically, the gospel is the good news which resolves the problem of God’s wrath. Kenotic theologians argue that Christ “emptied himself” of some of his divine attributes such as omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence while on earth as a man. I wrote it for our Moore College Revue, and had much fun performing it with Jordan Smith and Monique New. [29] It also includes prophetic dancing, painting, drumming and even “Destiny Pants” that will purportedly “enhance your awareness of God’s presence and help you be a walking encounter of Heaven’s message to those around you”. You can read more on the translation philosophy of the NASB at the Web site of its publisher, The Lockman Foundation Matt Perman is the director of career navigation at The King’s College NYC, a blogger, and an author. [34] They go to the morgue to practice raising the dead. [37] They waited until the next morning to call emergency services. [24] Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, 550. Simmons has a long track record as a passionate and successful missionary and evangelist. The Passion Translation Project is a groundbreaking attempt to re-introduce the passion and fire of the Bible to the English reader. Here’s the abstract of his review article: There was a time when knowledge of Abraham Kuyper or the Kuyperian theological tradition was limited to a few Dutch scholars with ties to Amsterdam or West Michigan. 16. Andrew Shead writes: TPT is not just a new translation; it is a new text, and its authority derives solely from its creator. For more detailed information see this link. Paul defines the gospel as “the mercies of God” (Rom 12:1), which he takes eleven chapters to explain (Rom. Themelios is a peer-reviewed international evangelical theological journal that expounds on the historic Christian faith. Beni Johnson (Bill’s wife) and other Bethel leaders practice what is called “grave sucking” or “grave soaking” where they lay atop the graves of famous dead Christians to suck the anointing that they believe is contained in their bones. If the translation had been packaged as a commentary on Scripture I would not have needed to write this review; but to package it as Scripture is an offence against God. He is still waiting for Liverpool FC to win their first Premier League title. [36] The students believed that the man had died and so they tried to resurrect him by prayer. Encounter the heart of God using an online Bible reading platform. [9] Instead we are told “to follow Him, we must be willing to follow off the map—to go beyond what we know”. Andrew is the head of Old Testament and Hebrew here at Moore Theological College, and is a member of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation. How best to do this? If you log onto Bethel’s website (bethelredding.com), their mission is clear: to bring revival to Redding and to the whole world. [9] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 76. The biggest New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) cults around the globe are encouraging Christians around the world to give up the Christian faith and to embrace … How do we navigate them all? No matter how much you might want healing, it’s hardly ever a matter of just everybody getting on and pretending the hurts didn’t happen. Its primary audience is theological students, pastors and scholars. Here are seven key reflections on power from Ephesians. [12] Bill Johnson, When Heaven Invades Earth, 115. [13] http://bjm.org/qa/does-god-ever-cause-sickness/, accessed 7 September 2018. It was formerly a print journal operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. More partners coming soon! [17] https://www.thepassiontranslation.com/, accessed 7 September 2018. Signs and Wonders, According to Bill Johnson, “Revival is the atmosphere in which Christ’s power is most likely to be manifested”. About the Passion Translation. 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