|Look at the study notes on the left side where it says, "Gnostic heretics of his day who said that Jesus was born only a man and remained so until his baptism."|
Do you see any eery similarities with Bethel Church's teaching on Christ's divinity? BSR does. How important it is to realize that the real Jesus was 100% man and 100% divine (the hypostatic union). The false Jesus's are either 100% man and 0% divine, or 0% man and 100% divine. Please browse the top of this site for helpful information on these topics.
In his book, When Heaven Invades Earth, Johnson explains that Christ is not part of Jesus's name (his last name): "Christ is not Jesus' last name. The word Christ means 'Anointed One' or 'Messiah'. It is a title that points to an experience. It was not sufficient that Jesus be sent from Heaven to earth with a title. He had to receive the anointing in an experience to accomplish what the Father desired".
Johnson says this "Christ" word relates to an experience. What experience? His baptism (age 30).
"Therefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor. 12:3).
Bill Johnson's Non-Divine Jesus