California Megachurch Dabbling in Occult
December 15, 2017
The blog Now The End Begins reports one of the church’s pastors, Theresa Dedmon, has associated herself with a group called Christalignment. This group advocates the use of “destiny reading cards”—essentially tarot cards for “Christians”—to do “readings” about various aspects of people’s lives, such as relationships, employment, and family issues to help them “make better decisions in the future.”
The Christalignment group, in addition to dabbling in the occult, is pro-LGBTQ and embraces New Age philosophies. Its website states:
The Christalignment team use at least five different types of cards in Destiny Readings. These are not necessary for an intuitive reader, as we are all hearing from the third heaven realm, but greatly enhance the reading.
We believe they are more predictive and higher than most tarot, and can address a current life question that you may have. Card readings with Christalignment are always followed by the reader taking the client into an encounter in the highest realm. Often color is seen and it is in this realm that answers come for poignant questions that clients have and lives are changed.
Dedmon has also written a book titled Born To Create: Stepping Into Your SUPERNATURAL Destiny that is rife with apostasy. In it, she writes:
Supernatural creativity can impact people who are coming to your church for the first time. During the school year, I have the School of Ministry students sit at Bethel’s welcome table and prophesy to newcomers through destiny cards, singing, and playing instruments over people.
Several other Charismatic churches have similarly adopted Christalignment and Dedmon’s philosophies.