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Hiedi Baker is half-baked


Discernment videos introduce some weird characters like Hiedi Baker. Beyond the fact she doesn't mention sin and repentance in her testimony, she makes God sound like an abusive lover.    She claims God violently tossed her around, and she was literally burned!  She also said she felt dead, and God wanted her literally dead!    Even in the OT, God did not act like this. Yes, he used death as punishment, but he did not beat up people. 

In addition, she acts like a drunken lunatic onstage. Unfortunately, the audience's cheering is not much better.  There is some dreadful and pained screaming in the background in one clip.  It reminds us of a haunted house, not a house of God  T  This doesn't display the fruit of self-control that the true Holy Spirit gives us.  This drunk in Spirit nonsense is ironic because Paul says Ephesians 5:18.   Do not be drunk on wine, leading to debauchery or dissipation depending on your translation but be filled the Spirit. While these people are not literally intoxicated, the general principle of control applies here.  These acts are examples of what Paul warns against in that verse. 

  Some false teachers are subtle with their half-truths.   However,  this behavior so outrageous it should be so apparent to those with even minimal bible knowledge and discernment.  She talks about being possessed by a "holy Spirit"   I wonder if she is actually referring to the third person of the Godhead or the Islamic definition of an angel, especially Gabriel.   Her talk of angels leads me to believe it is the second.    

 For those who don't know, especially if you are from an occultic background, the Holy Spirit fills you in complete control of your faculties. That's why we say the Biblical writers were inspired. The Holy Spirit guided their thoughts( for lack a better term.), but they were in complete control of their senses.    Jude was in control enough to change his letter topic at the last minute. This is also we say we are led by the Spirit and not controlled. He prompts us, but we can still choose to reject those promptings.  People like this are what Peter warned about 2 Peter 2 1-3 


1But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

Every part of this passage is as true today as it was in Peter's time. The sad part was this was nothing new in his time as it for us today.   The other sad part is the last part of verse two.  The behavior will cause already skeptical people to reject the faith. It may be cause confused believers to abandon the faith or reject legitimate teachings that these false teachers have twisted and abused.  

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