It’s well known that the popular Passion conferences every year host some highly questionable at best speakers. Among them have been the prosperity pimp-tress from Hillsong, Christine Caine, Matt Chandler of the Village Church, Hillsong LA pastor Chad Veach, popular bible-twister, Beth Moore, open-but-cautious charismatic bible teacher John Piper, and also, of course, Louie Giglio of Passion City Church.
A popular heresy among charismatic false teachers is little-god theology, or the belief that we as humans carry within us the potential to become God, or divine like God. This is not only a heresy found among charismatics, however, it is the underlying teaching of Mormonism–that our future as believers are to partake in the divinity of God and become gods ourselves.
The Roman Catholic Church also teaches this, as it states in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)
The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men godsCCC, Second Edition, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 3, Paragraph I, I:460)
So it should come as no surprise, then that since these Passion conferences are stacked with charismatics and Word of Faith preachers, they’d be pushing this unbiblical teaching, as seen below in one of their latest tweets quoting Louie Giglio:
This teaching is patently false. There is no “divinity” in our DNA and there is no “heaven inside of” us. But again, it’s not surprising that these people believe this–other gospel. What’s surprising is that this event has been propped up for so long by people who would be considered by many to be modern heroes of the faith, like John Piper.