Grace changer Hal Lindsey, in 2015, is now on "wife" number four. Hal Lindsey's third wife was Johanna Michaelsen's younger sister, Kim. Hence, Johanna Michaelsen was closely associated with Hal Lindsey, through her sister. Also, license for sin teacher, Hal Lindsey, wrote the "Forward" to Johanna Michaelsen's book, "The Beautiful Side of Evil."
That bit of information speaks volumes of how Johanna Michaelsen's association with his doctrine of demons could deceive her to the point where she considers herself a Christian, while she was yet a spirit medium and heavily involved in the occult! Such doctrinal lunacy, however, perfectly fits the theology of Hal Lindsey and all those who believe in the lie of eternal security (once saved always saved). Once saved always saved proponents, to be consistent with their belief, do believe in Christian spirit mediums, though they are not open about it! Listen carefully to the following audio and you will observe that Johanna Michaelsen is saying that very thing indirectly about herself! Shockingly, she thought she was saved while an occultist! Listen to this and hear Johanna Michaelson's actual words!
But I was left with questions [after talking with Edith Schaeffer] because there were a few annoying people who were committed believers in my background who kept asking me questions. How do you know? And I had to admit I didn't. I had a lot of experiences I could talk about. But because I had divorced myself, in fact never knew, what the Bible had to say about these things, and it's really rather a lot, I had no idea that what I was doing [the occult involvement] was not only spoken about fairly extensively and very directly in Scripture, but I had no idea what it had to say about it. So I was totally vulnerable despite my sincerity and despite my devote commitment as a Christian.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death. (Rev 21:8)
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Gal 5:19-21)
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. (Deu 18:10-12)So how could Johanna Michaelsen make such a wild salvation claim decades after she left the occult? How could the aforementioned passages be flatly rejected? The only answer is, she must have believed the heresy of once saved always saved (eternal security), which is so prevalent through our counterfeit church world! Folks, please test every teaching and testimony in light of God's word. Do not just gullibly believe what a person says, for your own spiritual protection. That includes the testimony of Johanna Michaelsen who declared herself to be a Christian occultist!