UPDATE: February 7, 2021
This morning I learned that James Bynum entered into the presence of Jesus yesterday. You can read the details of his passing, HERE.
I posted the following on James’ Facebook wall:
“Diane: Mahria and I just learned of James’ passing on to glory. While time and distance have kept us apart for some time, Mahria and I have nothing but fond memories of our times with the Bynums. We grieve and mourn with you, dear sister, and we rejoice with you in the knowing that James is now in the presence of our King, Jesus.
“James was/is one of the gentlest and kindest men I have ever met. His heart for evangelism and his love for those with whom he communicated the gospel was a wonderful testimony to the grace of God in his life and an equally wonderful example to Christian brethren like me who should strive to have such a heart.
“We love you, Diane. Our church family will be praying for you tonight. And, of course, we are here for you.”
What follows is a blog post I wrote in 2015. While the post is about the byproducts of the false teaching of Bethel Redding, it is also a wonderful, visual testimony of the love and kindness James consistently showed lost people on the streets. I think the video (now viewed over 475,000 times), which you can watch below, is a fitting tribute to a kindly and godly man who is now in the presence of Jesus. The video is also a fitting reminder of the dangers of Bethel Redding. I think James might want that.
Originally posted in June 2015
In June of 2014, my friend James Bynum and a small group of Christians stood outside a Benny Hinn show in San Jose, CA. James and the group were there to warn attendees not to subject themselves to the heretical and blasphemous teachings of Hinn. They were there to lovingly and truthfully proclaim the law and the gospel to all who would hear and listen.
I’ve known James and his lovely wife, Diane, for years. James is one of the kindest, gentlest, most loving, and sincere men I know. And he would be the first to object to the compliment I just paid him.
James preaches the authentic gospel. He loves the Lord and he loves the lost.
At the 45:20 mark in the below video, James is approached by a group of young people from the Bethel Redding cult. James’ interaction with the group speaks for itself.
Watch and listen closely. Would a Bible-believing, Jesus-glorifying, gospel-teaching church produce and encourage this kind of behavior and these kinds of beliefs in its people? The obvious answer is no.
See and hear for yourself. Again, forward the video to the 45:20 mark.
While what you just watched is an abomination out of Bethel Redding, it is in no way an aberration out of Bethel Redding. This kind of behavior is commonplace among people who belong to the Bethel Redding cult, as well as people around the world influenced by the false and demonic teachings of Bethel Redding.
If you are reading this and you are either a member of Bethel Redding or are in any way influenced by the teachings of Bethel Redding, flee. Please, for the sake of your soul, come out of there.
Bethel Redding is not readying people for eternity. Bethel Redding is manipulating people into believing a false gospel, a false Jesus, and false spirits.
Are you ready to stand before God to give an account of your life? Are you sure? If not, please click on the link below to read the authentic gospel of Jesus Christ. Repent and believe the gospel while God has given you time.