Detecting a false prophet, their craftiness, their followers, and how to respond: love or shun?

“…so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”  (Ephesians 4:14) When we anchor our faith on the Word of God, we won’t be “carried around by every wind of doctrine”.  These various doctrines come to us by way of the false prophets.  The false prophet’s agenda is to attack the truth of God’s Word.  Since right doctrines lead to right living and false doctrines lead to bad living, having… Read More

Sozoed from sozo? A closer look at the Greek definition and how Jude’s letter says to ‘sozo’…

Hello!  Please note that I have finally added a “follow” button to the right side of this page (that is, if you find these articles educational and would like to subscribe). The inventors of sozo have named it this, claiming they know the Greek meaning.  Whenever an individual says they know the “Greek” origin of a word, they (can) sound like they know just what they are talking about!  Perhaps this makes them look more competent and that they have done their research.  Many manipulative teachers carry out this tactic these days… Read More

NEW: A new booklet by Bill Randles called ‘Beware of Bethel’ examines some of Bill Johnson’s unbiblical teachings

Hi there, friends!  Just wanted to let you all know there is a new booklet out by author and pastor Bill Randles.  I hope that this blesses you and may all who you share it with have a changed heart and changed mind, in Jesus’s name.  Have a great week!  Beware of Bethel: A Brief Summary of Bill Johnson’s Unbiblical Teachings by Bill Randles “And many shall follow their shameful ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.” 2 Peter 2:2

Tactic from the enemy to get sozo and Bethel members to not listen to the truth their loved ones present

Hi friends. There is a tactic that the enemy is using to get Bethel members to shun family members or friends who are lovingly trying to warn them of this cultic group.  The tactic is a lie.  The tactic is to slander (the legal and Biblical definition of slander means to lie or speak falsehood; it does not mean to speak the truth) the family member and call he or she a “pharisee”, “legalist”, “religious spirit” and/or a “persecutor” if they lovingly warn of danger, and to not listen to them because they… Read More

Boldness with the Scriptures is from the Holy Spirit, not a religious spirit!

Ministry of Apollos  24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. 27 And when… Read More

Gnostic heresy: an interesting find in a study Bible leads to further clarification concerning the public ‘divinity’ of Christ discussion and Bethel Church (pastor is Bill Johnson)…stay tuned

Good morning!  Came across a very interesting blurb in a study Bible which pertains to Gnostic heresy.  Opened the Bible and looked right at it!  Looking forward to sharing it as it was eye opening and now some teachings coming out of Bethel Church are starting to make more sense (from a Gnostic viewpoint)!  In the near future, a photo of this Bible page will be posted for your information.  You will find it very interesting.  Until then, here is a blurb to ponder: Johnson preaches this about Jesus: “He laid his divinity… Read More

An online question about sozo: What do you observe from this photograph? An interesting discovery…

Update: The photo below is of a ministry by a man named Avi Segal called Healing With the Light.  Christians, please be aware that this is a ministry which is similar to sozo in the testimonials, but this ministry supports the theory of “past lives” as seen in a session with “the light” many years ago, and therefore is unBiblical according to Hebrews 9:27.  Be very alert and test all things!  Even though people claimed nice results after their sessions, it does not mean the ministry is Biblical/Christian.  We must compare everything… Read More

Jesus Culture Teachings Repudiated: Assemblies of God Rebuke Bill Johnson and Banning Liebscher’s Teachings

Jesus Culture Teachings Repudiated: Assemblies of God Rebuke Bill Johnson and Banning Liebscher’s Teachings by Jesus Culture Awakening Endtime Revival–Spirit-Led and Spirit-Controlled; A Response Paper to Resolution 16  Recently, Bethel Sozo Research lovingly warned an Assemblies of God pastor about the practice of “sozo” he promotes to his congregation.  The pastor said that the “sozo” practice is from the Holy Spirit.  He also said that Bill Johnson preaches accurately.  Oddly, there was not a hint of “sozo” information to be found anywhere on this pastor’s official church website, but the pastor does indeed… Read More

Bethel Church Teachings: Bill Johnson’s ‘Born Again’ Jesus, Part I

Hello!Wanted to share this helpful article by CrossWise Ministry:Bill Johnson’s ‘Born Again’ Jesus, Part IThis article contains direct quotes from Bill Johnson’s books and other official sources.  God bless your day as you study the scriptures like a Berean, testing all things! “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” (Acts 17:11) “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of… Read More

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

Often, when bringing up Bill Johnson’s doctrines, many will say, “Bill didn’t really mean that”, “Bill didn’t say that” or “he is a nice guy”.  The irrefutable evidence shows that this teacher really does teach a non-divine Jesus walked this earth.  Bethel Sozo Research has seen these quotes directly from books, articles and a sermon.  There is no denying that this is what Bill teaches about Jesus Christ: “He laid his divinity aside.” (When Heaven Invades Earth; chapter 7; page 110)  Direct quotations cannot be argued; they are fact.  Furthermore, when the same… Read More

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