[The video of the Bethesda NW sermon is at the end of the article.]
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)
In the previous article, “Mother Goddess worshiped at Bethel Redding sister church,” we stated:
The unclean spirit behind the goddess of The Shack, the novel written by Paul Young, is still at work. It seems more than coincidental that Bethesda NW, a Bethel Redding sister church,* uses Young’s hellish interpretation of El Shaddai; and just like in the novel, the Holy Spirit has also been feminized, addressed in the service as “Mama Ghost.” (Read article)
The church service celebrating the Mother Goddess took place on Mother’s Day. Yet, the introduction to this teaching–this spirit–began in early January 2019.
Excerpt from Bethesda NW sermon 1/6/19:
Pastor Ben Straup — It’s a sign of abundance. The womb, full abundance. Then when the baby comes out what happens? Yeah, they’ll cry, but they’re, what are they saying? They’re not afraid to say, hey I need something. But the thing I love the most is when, oh, but before I show this picture I just want to say El Shaddai.
Everyone’s heard the word El Shaddai, right? So El Shaddai means Sufficient One, the One that supplies everything above and beyond. It also means, the other translation for that is Double Breasted One. How many of you have ever thought of that?
It’s kind of a funny thing to think and say, But Double Breasted One. But what does that have to do with the nourishment of heaven, and the milk of heaven. The land that they were going to was going to be flowing with milk and honey. There’s a flow that sustains and brings nourishment to the baby.
I love it when you see babies that look like this. [picture on screen] Or, let’s put the next one up, like this. [picture on screen] Or, like this. [picture on screen]
That’s called milk drunk. I think we all need to get a little more milk drunk.
Or, like this. [picture on screen] Complete bliss and ecstasy. I mean, that says it all. Message is done. We need to live in abundance. Boom.
Okay, the reason why I want to show some visuals like that is to get us to think, to really shift our mindsets a little bit on how we think of God, how we think of our situations, and where we’re going and where our hearts going…
This would change how one thinks of the biblical God, all right. This is what Paul Young, the author of The Shack, wants; and many in the mainline churches want this as well.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)
This is a hellish teaching. I am asking those who are reading this to pray for this pastor. I have watched enough of the Bethesda NW services to know he is a man who loves his flock. This is an important part of being a pastor, but not the only part.
The fact is, the enemy is busy, time is short, and this increasingly popular misunderstanding of El Shaddai helps the enemy worm his way into the Body of Christ.
Watch video from 138:01 to 140:04 and related links are below, including an analysis of why El Shaddai does not mean breasted one, or double breasted one.
Watch video from 138:01 to 140:04
El Shaddai does not mean “breasted one” or “double breasted one” (READ)
Mother Goddess worshiped in Bethel Redding sister church (READ)
*Sister church Scroll to end of article (READ)