Cult leaders like Kris Vallotton are master theological pretzel makers–eisegetes who twist Scripture to accommodate their twisted, sordid agendas. Like other false teachers at Bethel Redding, Vallotton preys upon the non-Bereans who follow his “teaching”–people who will not turn to the scriptures to see if what what Vallotton is feeding them is poisonous, let alone edible.
The above meme (courtesy of Chris Rosebrough) includes a quote from Vallotton’s book, Heavy Rain (p. 275).
“But Mary treasured all these things [the prophetic word the angel gave her about giving birth to the Savior of the world], pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19). Mary brooded over the word of God in her heart and gave birth to the Messiah. What she imagined became flesh and dwelt among us… When we dream with God, as Mary did, we co-create masterpieces of His imagination.”
What we have here is an example of a blasphemous ideology, which comes out of the apostate Word of Faith movement–the idea that human beings can create something out of nothing, by the power of their faith and words. Vallotton goes so far as to tell his readers they can be “co-creators” with the Creator of the Universe–God.
Vallotton takes the Roman Catholic blasphemous and damnable heresy of Mary as co-redemtrix to an even more blasphemous level when he writes: “What she [Mary] imagined became flesh and dwelt among us.” While the Roman Catholics hold that Mary is an integral participant in the redemption of souls, Vallotton takes things a step further by daring to assert that Mary’s imagination and dreams played a part in the incarnation of the God-Man Jesus Christ.
Of course, there is absolute no support for this heretical notion in Scripture. But then, Vallotton, like other cult leaders, is well-known for minimizing and marginalizing the authority of Scripture.
Yes, Mary played a vitally important role in the incarnation of the Word Become Flesh. She was chosen and blessed of God to be the earthly mother of the King of kings and the Lord of lords. However, she was not a participant in the sense that the incarnation was in any way contingent upon her cooperation, faith, imagination, or dreams. She was a recipient of God’s grace and mercy. She was chosen by God for the her role she played in the greatest of all miracles. Mary is not a co-redemtrix. And she was not a co-creator in the incarnation of God in the Flesh.
Kris Vallotton is a dangerous, false teacher leading thousands astray and into sin, by encouraging people to believe they are God-like with the power to create–a power given to no mere man–a power wielded by God alone.