Bethel Redding wants your children. They want your children in order to sustain the cult and propagate its false gospel around the world.
The description of “Vintz the Puppet,” which is geared toward children in the 4-10 age range, reads as follows:
One of the greatest attacks the devil has launched against this generation is discouragement and depression, but Vintz and this curriculum are part of God’s solution to filling this generation with His joy! This is more than a puppet and a script, Vintz releases heaven into earth. Bring him to your ministry and immerse your children in joy.
Included in the Curriculum:
*Vintz the Puppet: He lives in a barrel and brings the message of God’s presence and joy as priority number one.
*Manual: The manual contains 13 lesson supplements. Short lessons designed to incorporate joy into every week in your children’s ministry.
*DVD: On the DVD is a demonstration of one of the lessons, as well as an interview with Seth Dahl.
Seth Dahl believes in raising a generation of children who are strong (joyful) in the Lord. One of his passions is for them to encounter God and experience His works, preventing them from living a life of Christian form without the Reality. Seth and his family live in Redding, California where he is the Children’s Pastor of Bethel Church.
Vince…..a puppet…..”releases heaven into earth?” Are you kidding me? I wouldn’t believe any “church” could put forth something so ridiculous, but this is Bethel Redding.
As stated in the ad, Seth Dahl is the Children’s Pastor of the Bethel Redding cult. Bethel Redding has long sought to dig its claws deep into the hearts and minds of young people, including children. In a two-year-old curriculum promo video, Dahl talks not only about “Vintz the Puppet,” but also about how the children’s curriculum being produced by Bethel Redding is designed to get children “activated in healing,” as well as teaching children the basics of the Word of Faith heresy.
One of the basic tenets of the Word of Faith movement is the heretical idea that people can create something out of nothing, with their words. According to the Got Questions website:
“At the heart of the Word of Faith movement is the belief in the ‘force of faith.’ It is believed words can be used to manipulate the faith-force, and thus actually create what they believe Scripture promises (health and wealth). Laws supposedly governing the faith-force are said to operate independently of God’s sovereign will and that God Himself is subject to these laws. This is nothing short of idolatry, turning our faith—and by extension ourselves—into god.”
Seth Dahl and the other false teachers at Bethel Redding teach people, young and old, to make declarations. As you will see in the video linked above, Dahl holds up a poster that spells out the core declarations of Bethel Redding–one of them being that “God is in a good mood.” I found a video of one poor child, and then another, being indoctrinated into the man-centered and heretical declarations of Bethel Redding–declarations that include the unbiblical belief that God never gets angry. Bethel is indoctrinating children at the youngest ages to believe in a god that doesn’t exist–a false god who is always happy–a false god who doesn’t allow His people to ever experience sickness or poverty–a false god who is nothing more than a divine butler or a genie in a bottle.
The tentacles of Bethel Redding are growing by the day. This cult’s reach is global and is responsible for destroying countless churches and countless lives. Bethel Redding wants your children. Don’t let this cult have them!
Please check with your pastors/elders and those who lead your church’s children’s ministry (if your church has one). Check to see if your church’s children’s ministry is using any of Bethel Redding’s material. If so, remove your kids from the children’s ministry until such time as your pastors/elders remove all vestiges of Bethel’s influence from not only the children’s ministry, but from the church as a whole.