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Just Another Day in Corinth: ‘Pastor’ David Devereaux Preaching on Homosexuals in Church and Clergy…False Teaching in the Church

Desert Spring United Methodist Church – Summerlin is not teaching according to sound doctrine, so please be careful.  I say this with love and sadness.  This is the same thing that happened at Corinth.  Remember, the Bible warns us:

“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” (2 Timothy 4:1-5; emphasis mine)

“For certain men have crept in among you unnoticed—ungodly ones who were designated long ago for condemnation. They turn the grace of our God into a license for immorality, and they deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” (Jude 1:4; emphasis mine)

“…the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine…” (1 Tim. 1:10; emphasis mine)

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid themFor they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” (Romans 16:17,18; emphasis mine)

The “pastor” of this Las Vegas church, “Reverend” David Devereaux, is not teaching the orthodox, Biblical teachings about what God has to say about homosexuality in church membership and clergy (church leadership).  He gave the sermon soon after the members and clergy of the United Methodist Church at large (more than 12 million members worldwide) voted to retain what they call their “Traditional View” on the homosexuality/clergy issue.  He explained how this view only won by 28 votes!  According to my research, the view that lost would have allowed homosexuals in clergy.

An article at Christianity Today outlines what the “Traditional Plan” looks like:

The “Traditional Plan” maintains the current stance against gay marriage and ordination, proposes enhanced accountability, and offers a gracious exit to those who feel they cannot in good conscience remain part of the denomination. Those bodies who leave would be given an exemption from the trust clause and allowed to retain their property. (In an early ruling by the denomination’s judicial body several parts of the original plan were deemed unconstitutional, and it has since been altered and will be presented as the “Modified Traditional Plan.”)

Yesterday, in a Sunday church service at Desert Spring, “Reverend” David Devereaux went into detail about his disapproval of this decision (vote) by the United Methodist Church at large to exclude homosexuals from clergy.  He stated that his church is “way ahead of the curve” on this matter (on gay marriage/membership/clergy).  According to my notes which I took during the service, he even explained this decision as a blatant disregard for decency!

I got to thinking…isn’t disregarding God’s Word (the Bible) a blatant disregard for decency (in God’s eyes)?

There are massive problems with his teachings and disapproval of the “Traditional View”.  While he conveyed to his audience that the Bible is rather silent on issues such as this, in actuality, the truth is that the Bible is exceedingly clear that homosexuality in church/clergy/marriage is a sin and unacceptable to God.  God wants a pure church.  It would not be wrongly judgmental or unloving to hold to this orthodox view.  This is God’s view, after all.  The pastor was conveying the message that the homosexuality/clergy issue is a non-essential (as he quoted the famous, “in essentials, unity, in non-essentials, liberty, in everything love”).  It just so happens that God is very clear on the issue of homosexuality in clergy, thus it is an essential doctrine!

Yes, we as Christians are called to love.  I love the homosexuals I know.  I have a family member who is one!  They are not a worse sinner than I was, certainly!  Homosexuals do not have the corner on sexual sin.  We are to show compassion to all.  However, that does not change the fact that God wants a pure church.  He does not want gay pastors, it’s just what the Bible says.  This does not mean we hate, not at all.  Love and truth go together.  Disapproving of homosexuality in the pulpit does not put us into the category of “hateful”, as this pastor seems to indicate as he explains how we fail at love if we do this.  Yes, we are to love and do good to the homosexuals we know.  If they are unbelievers, we are not called to judge them, but to love them.  If they are sick, or need help, we are to help them.  But, as Christians, we are called to a certain standard.  Christian pastors are also called to be faithful to their wives.  We are to reflect our holy God the best we can and make moral choices because we are the “salt of the earth”.

Run, and run fast, from this church.

During the service, I also got a red flag in my spirit before the sermon even began, but I figured I would give them the benefit of the doubt.  The leaders seemed nice, smiled a lot and shook hands; however, I have never seen such a blatant disregard for the Word of God, ever.

It was scary.

His public sermon dated March 3, 2019 was heterodox.  This is a matter of public concern.  Ironically, the opening Scripture in the service was the “salt of the earth” Scripture (Matthew 5:13).  Being the “salt of the earth” means that as Christians, we are to stand out morally from a compromising, immoral culture!  We are to be “salty”, like a preservative in a decaying society and a decaying church!  We are not to blend in!  How ironic and hypocritical it was to use this Scripture before a sermon that condones sexual immorality in church!

He went on to say how Christians should not exclude people, and that Jesus condemns those who exclude people.  Then, he quotes 1 Corinthians 12 where it speaks of the body of Christ.

“We are going to continue to be in ministry with all people, with all people, giving witness to the greater church to a better path, a better way.  When it comes to Desert Spring, this decision does not impact our ministry…our values…it does not impact my ministry and what I will be doing as your pastor.  In a lot of ways, we are like way ahead of the curve on this, because a long time ago, we decided to agree to disagree on this matter…I mean, we have folks in our church that believe homosexuality is a sin, and we have folks in our church that believe it is not a sin, but we have decided loving one another is more important…regardless of whether it is a sin or not…we do better to stop pointing the finger in judgment at other people…at Desert Spring, we say all are welcome…and we mean all are welcome…we believe that people who are tall, short, blue eyes, dark skin…heterosexuals, LGBTQIA…are welcome in this place.  We say this because it is a fundamental Biblical principle based on the life of Jesus Christ…He welcomed them all…when it comes to controversial issues, as Christians, we err on the side of love.”

Notice how this “pastor” creates a false dichotomy between loving others and accepting homosexuals into the church (as members/clergy).  The Bible commands us to love, and to not judge those outside of the church.  But, what about homosexuality inside the church?  This pastor is suggesting that this issue is rather non-essential.  But, what does the Bible have to say?

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality…” (1 Cor. 6:9; emphasis mine)

“For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.  For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.  For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.  Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.” (1 Thess. 4:2-8; emphasis mine)

“But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.” (1 Cor. 5:13; NASB; emphasis mine)

“An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, having children who are believers and are not open to accusation of indiscretion or insubordination.” (Titus 1:6; BSB; emphasis mine)

If you are a Christian and attend this church, you need to leave in obedience to the Lord.  Run, and run fast.  Doing so would not be unloving because it’s obedience (see Romans 16:17-18 on avoiding false teachers who twist doctrines, teach false doctrine and/or deceive their sheeple).  Read your Bible at home, or with a good home fellowship. It’s a better use of your time.

https://biblehub.com/esv/1_corinthians/5.htm

https://www.biblestudytools.com/esv/revelation/22.html

 

Source:

Devereaux, David. March 3, 2019. (Public, featured image and public sermon entitled “March 3rd 2019 – When Christians get it Right – Part 4 – Rev. David Devereaux”. Accessed March 4, 2019. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/321074062

Disclaimer:

Author has no ill-will toward any individuals and/or parties mentioned. All content is the truth spoken to the best of knowledge and/or can be verified by research. Content is a matter of public interest.  The above is a “fair use” commentary on public information.  

 

GRAVE SUCKING BILL JOHNSON by Victory Ministries

This is a portion of a helpful article written by Victory Ministries, but please note that this ministry does not necessarily support all the beliefs of all the ministries listed in the links.  Nevertheless, many of these links were helpful.  The article is called GRAVE SUCKING BILL JOHNSON:

THE BLIND DECEIVED ONES IN THE THIRD WAVE CANNOT SEE OR UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE FULL OF KUNDALINI DEMONS AND SERPENT POWER. THAT IS WHY THEY ARE DEVOID OF REAL POWER, NEVER MIND HAVING TRUTH, INTEGRITY AND LOVE. THAT IS ALSO WHY THEY FALSELY SUED FOR $50 MILLION AND CHARACTER ASSASSINATE THE MESSENGER BECAUSE THEY ARE DEMONIC AND DON’T WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH ABOUT THEMSELVES.

BILL JOHNSON IS THE DECEIVER http://www.scribd.com/doc/25418818
BILL JOHNSON & the NEW AGE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wKPjf1mjb8
GRAVE SUCKING BILL JOHNSON http://wp.me/p2M7AJ-1mT
WARNING BILL JOHNSON AND BETHEL CHURCH http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/discernment/church-issues/warning-bill-johnson-and-bethel-church
THE BIG MISTAKE OF COPELAND AND FRIENDS http://wp.me/p2M7AJ-1Jc
GOD WANTS YOU WELL http://wp.me/p2M7AJ-1ry
THE FALSE BROWNSVILLE REVIVALhttp://www.scribd.com/doc/211818062/
NATIONAL AWAKENING http://www.scribd.com/doc/226939087
THIRD WAVE SEDUCERShttp://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/news/with-real-concern-for-the-third-wave-word-of-faith-signs-wonders-laughing-charismatics
GOLD DUST http://wp.me/p2M7AJ-1Mm
DRUNK AND LAUGHING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HBXGPAhd24&

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More Deception, Back by Popular Demand! Paul Goulet’s Prophetic Conference 2019 at International Church of Las Vegas starring Malik and Ashley Edwards, Chuck Pierce and Jane Hamon…

Proof: Three Pieces of Evidence that Bill Johnson Teaches a Non-Divine Jesus Walked this Earth

The following is an old article from years ago, but looks like the Vegas “apostles” are back at it again!

There is nothing new under the sun! January 27, 2019 will mark the beginning of another extremely deceiving, cultic and mind-controlling “prophetic conference” at ICLV, the International Church of Las Vegas. If you are a Christian planning on attending, please do your research first like a noble Berean. You could save yourself and others from a lot of spiritual and emotional harm. That is, careening off the narrow path of being a disciple of Christ to unknowingly becoming a disciple of a false prophet.

Furthermore, false prophets are those who would lead you astray from the faith and sound doctrine of Christ. Jesus loved us so much that He warned us, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” (Matt. 7:15). Jesus also warned us that the false prophets would have a massive following (and, these guys do; see Luke 6:26).

As it is, history repeats itself (the following is an article from years ago):

A few churches in the Las Vegas area openly support and are publicly affiliated with Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California.  One of these churches is International Church of Las Vegas (ICLV).  ICLV’s pastor (or some say apostle) Paul Goulet can even be found in Johnson’s public favorite friend list which lists many questionable ministries, even some who have promoted strange manifestations in Christian circles such as acting totally drunk and acting like a (quote from their own ministry website): “cross between a jungle and a farmyard” animal.  

Neither of these manifestations are Christian (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22,23; 1 Cor. 14:23; 1 Peter 5:8).  Rather, the fruit of the Spirit is self-control not a loss or lack of self-control.  Here is a direct quote about a “transferable anointing” from one of Johnson’s ministries that he promotes:

“…transferable anointing. In its most visible form it overcomes worshippers with outbreaks of laughter, weeping, groaning, shaking, falling, ‘drunkenness,’ and even behaviours that have been described as a ‘cross between a jungle and a farmyard.’ Of greater significance, however, are the changed lives.” (John and Carol Arnott, Catch the Fire, History of the Toronto Blessing)

Teachers involved in the Jesus Culture band and affiliated with Bethel Church (like Banning Liebscher) have spoken at ICLV in the past at the “Holy Spirit Conference”.

Therefore, please be very careful with letting anyone lay hands on you who has this “transferable anointing”.  You could do strange things afterward.

Another upcoming tour scheduled in March 2013 to stop here in Las Vegas at ICLV is the Jesus Culture Still Believe Tour with Kim Walker-Smith.

Remember that Jesus Culture has come directly out of Bethel Church (Bill Johnson).  Another church that gives their support of Bill Johnson is Encounter Community Church in Henderson, Nevada.  This church even participates in Bethel’s “sozo” inner healing ministry (which originated at Bethel Church) and has promoted their sozo conference right here in Nevada.  The inner healing ministry was started by two ladies just a few years ago.  One of these ladies is also a “Liebscher” (Teresa Liebscher).  So, why does this matter?  Please read the article link at the top of this post.  May God bless you and give you wisdom and discernment.

“For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” (2 John 1:11)

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them.” (Romans 16:17)

Related:

What is Sozo Prayer by GotQuestions.org

A Note: RE: Sozo by M’Kayla’s Korner

Sozo by ClosingStages

The Thing with Discerners

The following was written by David Backus
Copyright The Free Believers Network 2011

I can usually spot them. It’s my job as I contribute my portion of the work to the Body of Christ. They are sometimes outcasts. Sometimes they are quiet and introverted. Other times they are more outspoken and abrasive. Either way, they are misunderstood. Usually, if they don’t want to be removed from their local church group, they conform, grudgingly and brood quietly. Many aren’t aware of why.

Often they get accused of being unteachable or unsubmissive to authority and being headstrong. The problem is, many times even they don’t recognize why or what they have. Usually these people’s hearts get crushed early on in the institutional church system.

I am speaking, of course, of those with the spiritual gift of discernment. This specific gift doesn’t get a lot of limelight and exploitation like the more powerful gifts. It is usually a threat to most pastors and it is more difficult to manipulate and control.

This is one of the biggest population of people in churches that get their share of spiritual and religious abuse. Either they conform to the all-knowing constraints of their pastors, or they get swept under the carpet, or booted out. Their warnings about error taking hold in the church often go ignored and usually such people aren’t given a position of leadership or to even speak in the average church setting.

I like to call the gift of discernment the twin gift of prophecy. People who are prophets or who work closely with prophets possess this gift as well. It complements and tempers the prophetic gift nicely.

The discerner is the watchman in the late hours of the night. They constantly scan the horizon for possible danger. They watch closely and carefully with a highly critical mind, for anything that might damage or lead the church away from the truth of the things of God.

If I were to liken the discerner to a part of the body of Christ it would be the immune system. They are the body’s defense system against viral lies that would infiltrate His people.

Unfortunately, due to religious pride, financial corruption and desire for power and control, religious abuse, or even the more passive aggressive church communities have rejected this crucial part of the body, rendering it vulnerable to the lies of the enemy.

Usually discerners don’t get along well with the pastor who doesn’t understand the gift and insists on running the show. They also don’t get along well with the “be nice and don’t judge” mentality of the average church attender. Often, discerners get accused of being judgmental, overly critical, or even arrogant.

I would offer comfort here though, there is an entire book of the Bible dedicated to the discerner. It is most often overlooked and poorly understood. It is one of my favorites, the book of 1 John. I take deep comfort in this book and other passages in the Bible which reaffirm this gift in me.

To the pastor or the observant church member, I say this. Look for the ones who usually are considered and labeled rebels. They don’t fit in, they don’t play nice with the status quo. They sometimes have a chip on their shoulder, they usually complain about the way things are and can tend to be overly critical. Look for the loner who is in the group, but never at complete harmony with it. Also look for the one who drives you crazy with their being “unteachable” and “unsubmissive.” Chances are, they have the gift of discernment, even if it is undeveloped and not brought under the control of the Holy Spirit and His Love.

To the Discerner: If this blog describes you, make sure you are submerged in love for people. Use your gift based on love. My gift of discernment became the most effective when I learned that God is love, and I asked God for the gift of seeing the world, especially the Church through His eyes.

As with all spiritual gifts, it needs to spring out of God’s flame of love for others deep inside of you. Fall deeply in love with people before operating in this gift. When you love people, you will never go wrong. And things can go awry when love is withheld and selfish motives are the root.

by David Backus

Narrow is the Way – Have you REALLY Found it?

screen shot 2019-01-09 at 1.09.52 pmI want to share with you a good booklet I read late last year in 2018. The following is the excerpt about the booklet. Click on the title below to order on Amazon:

Narrow is the Way – Have you REALLY found it? is a collection of dynamic testimonies of nine believers, from the United States, England, and Guatemala, who, in spite of geographical location, have come together with a common purpose – to share and expose their troubling experiences with-

THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION (NAR) – A false movement in the Body of Christ today that has invaded thousands of churches and ministries – and is deceiving many unaware but except for sincere believers around the globe.

Learn a brief overview about what NAR is and the hurtful and sometimes abusive treatment these believers encountered when they began asking questions of their church leaders and what happened as they tried to leave.

This is a must read for every christian, because we are warned in the scriptures to “test the spirits” and to “decide all things carefully”. This booklet will help you decide for yourselves – to either receive “new revelation knowledge” from the New Apostolic Reformation or to believe the Word of God.

Is Calvary Chapel a cult? What is wrong? How Calvary Chapel adds to the Bible…

Have you ever had a strange feeling in your gut about Calvary Chapel? If so, you will want to read this (it has been my most-viewed article).

You walk into the church on a Sunday morning. Everyone is worshipping God with hands raised. You greet smiling faces. The message is delivered from the Bible (word for word) in a powerful, authoritative manner by the senior pastor. Greetings are made. You drop some money in the “tithe” box. Great day at church, and you do this year after year after year. The pastor says his church only goes by “the Word”. Indeed, that’s how it appears on the outside. You sense there is something wrong at the church, but you just cannot pinpoint it and doubt yourself. After all, the Bible is taught word for word from the pulpit, and there are a lot of members.

This church movement that claims to “simply teach the Word, simply” also follows a set of teachings they say are simply “foundational”, written by a man named Chuck Smith. Oddly, these extra-Biblical doctrines are not brought up. Why? This set of “foundational” teachings that most Calvary Chapel churchgoers are kept in the dark about is (drum roll, please):

The Calvary Chapel Distinctives by Chuck Smith (PDF)

So, what is this “Distinctives” document, exactly? You thought that you were being taught by leaders whose allegiance, leadership models, practices and doctrines were solely based upon the Word of God and sound doctrine rightly divided (2 Tim. 2:15)?

Not so fast.

Calvary Chapels appear to be a very solid, Biblical church. In fact, the messages are usually word-for-word out of the Bible; however, they do manage to insert their twists on scripture. Almost anyone would gather that from attending on Sundays. This is where it gets tricky. Discernment is needed. There is more behind the mask. There is a curtain, so don’t be fooled. Get a little closer, stay a little longer, dig a little deeper, and you will see something quite different at play. A friend of mine, a Calvary Chapel pastor’s son, once said that discovering the issues at Calvary Chapel is like peeling back the layers of an onion. Keep peeling, dig deeper, and don’t settle for the outside.

Have you ever had an odd feeling in your gut when attending a Calvary Chapel but you just didn’t know why? Listen to it. It could be God warning you.

Know your church and what goes on behind closed doors. Most importantly, know the Bible. You could protect yourself and your loved ones from physical abuse, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse and/or practices and legalistic teachings contrary to orthodox Christianity. Church abuse is epidemic.

The root of abuse is error in teaching (and the human heart, of course). In section two of The Distinctives, Smith discusses the Moses/Aaron form of leadership. He also twists the meaning of a “hireling” to mean someone who is not accountable to a board of directors:

“Becoming a hireling is a real danger when the church is run by a Presbyterian kind of a government, and the Board is ruling over the church. The pastor is hired by the Board and can be fired by the Board in the same fashion. With that kind of rule the pastor becomes a hireling.”

Did you catch that subtle yet powerful twist? Smith here is putting the pastor above the board of directors (the “board” is a worldly, business term and is found nowhere in the Bible). In many states, at least in Nevada, the attorney general frowns upon a non-profit with a “one-man show”. The Nevada Attorney General’s A Guide to Non-Profits warns:

Beware of the one person show. That is, if one or two directors dominate the board and the organization’s activities, do not relax and assume everything is running smoothly. ‘Nonmanagement’ is the quickest route toward trouble. Also, do not allow staff to exercise undue control over the board. Be aware of, and informed about, every major action taken by the organization. The buck stops with you.” (Emphasis mine)

Is this not what is happening at Calvary Chapels worldwide? Why are Calvary Chapels permitted tax-exempt status when they leave a bloody trail of abuse stories in communities? Are they truly contributing to “the public good”? There was once an entire website dedicated to helping abuse survivors from Calvary Chapel. It was called www.calvarychapelabuse.com. The author wrote on it for several years before he retired from writing about this subject. Smith’s leadership model is a pyramid of pride as opposed to Christ’s humble, servant-based leadership model. If the pastor cannot be hired or fired by the board, doesn’t that make the pastor a church boss with no accountability whatsoever (as opposed to a “hireling”)? Jesus said a hireling is someone who does not care for the sheep, not someone who is accountable to a board or fellow Christians (John 10:13). In fact, every true pastor/shepherd will be accountable to others. A true, humble servant of God wants to be accountable to Godly people and will listen to correction (Proverbs 12:1; 2 Tim. 4:2). A pastor who cannot get fired is a pastor who can get away with anything in the name of God or being “the Lord’s anointed one”! Do you see any similarities with the Roman Catholic Church?

Smith was no dummy. This is a clever set up and ripe breeding ground for abuse and false teachings to go unchecked in the church. Smith simply (and unbelievably) puts the pastor at the top of the pyramid in his Moses/Aaron form of leadership, on a deserted, pastoral island unto himself separate from any possibility of being fired by the Board or having healthy accountability. We are in the New Testament era – not the era of Moses – it’s the new covenant. Smith twists these Old Testament passages, adding to the Word and creating new, unbiblical “traditions of men”, and churches do this to suit their own legalistic agendas. This is precisely what the lax and liberal Pharisees did. Jesus had a problem with that.

You see, these teachings are “foundational” to the Calvary Chapel church you attend. What are you being taught? Do a quick internet search about Calvary Chapels, and you will find trails of abuse stories and a lack of financial accountability as well.

Calvary Chapel can also be found on the Cult Education Institute.

Please don’t be deceived. Calvary Chapel is not a biblical church. Calvary Chapel has no love or tolerance for those who have questions. When it comes to the bereans, those who would use their intellects to think for themselves, the leaders often threaten with words such as, “touch not the Lord’s anointed”. Even worse, they will condemn with fear tactics and threats that God will “hurt” you if you dare ask them questions or expose church abuses. Where in the Bible does it say to threaten to hurt others? It doesn’t. The top two commands are to love.

“not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.” (1 Peter 5:3; BSB)

Chuck Smith used this tactic on someone years ago. His public shaming on a man was actually two years (to the day) prior to Smith’s passing. He publicly chastised his critic in front of thousands at a Sunday service, a man who had questions and was speaking out against abuses in the church (particularly, child abuse). Here are the words of Chuck Smith:

“…and you know, I feel sorry for the guy because what I could do wouldn’t hurt much..but…what the Lord will do…um…you know…well…I’m glad I have the Lord on my side“.

How’s that for cultic?

Related:

The Moses Model by Spiritual Sounding Board

Cult Warning Signs by Cult Education Institute

Invalid Reasons for Staying in a Church you Know Teaches False Doctrine by Famine in the Land

The Misunderstood Gift of Discernment by Free Believers Network

Is Sozo a cult? What is Sozo? A look at the new Scientology, Bethel Church, Bill Johnson and the new age…

A while back, I wrote about Sozo being more dangerous than Scientology.  In a nutshell, Sozo is more cleverly disguised than Scientology. TruNews provides an audio discussion at the link below.

Below, Rick Wiles of TruNews describes Sozo:

https://www.trunews.com/article/is-sozo-prayer-warmed-up-scientology

New Age churches such as Bethel in Redding California are teaching people to vibrate and get into harmony with God and the universe.  They are also anticipating audibly hearing a new sound from Heaven.  And a popular craze currently circulating in many Charismanic churches – especially Bethel – is something called Sozo Prayer. 

We’re going to discuss the Sozo Prayer movement today and some other weird things happening in the New Age charismanic churches.

Without a doubt, the premier name in New Age churches is Bethel in Redding California.  Over 8,000 people attend religious services each week at Bethel.   The senior pastor is Rev. Bill Johnson. They emphasize the super-natural. 

– TruNews with Rick Wiles

NEWS: CA mega-church has a fit over proposed conversion therapy legislation

http://www.slowlyboiledfrog.com/2018/03/ca-mega-church-has-fit-over-proposed.html

The following is an excerpt about Bethel Church from The Slowly Boiled Frog by David Cary Hart:

What the folks at Bethel don’t seem to get is that they are embracing a form of conversion therapy that is at odds with every mainstream medical and counseling peer organization. “Professionally-guided” conversion therapy is an oxymoron.

While I was at it, an exploration of Bethel Church was in order. The operation, run like a commercial enterprise, consumes a staggering amount of tax-deducted dollars. Receipts and expenditures are a secret known only to highly compensated church leadership.

Bethel Church’s website screams “cult” — very similar in tone to Scientology or the Unification Church (Moonies). It is a massive operation, structurally and financially. They claim to have missionaries around the globe. The church operates out of a $100 million campus in Redding, CA. They have a television network and world-class video conferencing facilities. Several church members are on the Redding city council. Last year, the church donated $500,000 to the city and shortly thereafter received approval for a new campus in spite of dozens of formally submitted citizen concerns… READ MORE.

Stay Away from Sozo Prayer! What is sozo? Is sozo a cult or cultic sect? Who is Bill Johnson?

What is sozo?  Is sozo safe?  Is sozo a cult?  Is Bethel Church safe?  Does God still heal and do miracles (I believe he does).  Let’s define sozo and take a deeper look below (click link)…

Stay Away from Sozo Prayer!

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