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

A Look at Doctrinal Fruit: An Article ‘Character of the Cults’ by Patrick Zukeran

Character of the Cults Study By: Patrick Zukeran Article contributed by Probe Ministries Challenge of the Cults This church is growing so rapidly, sociologist Rodney Stark predicts that by the year 2080, it will become the most important world religion to emerge since the rise of Islam.1 What church is Dr. Stark describing? It is not a Christian church but the Mormon Church, an organization labeled as a cult. The rise of the Mormon Church represents the growing challenge facing the church, the kingdom of the cults. What is a cult? The greatest authority on the… Read More

Digging Deeper into Doctrinal Fruit: Does claiming ‘Jesus is God’ make a church or practice Christian?

In a sermon dated May 6, 2012 – Johnson says that Christ is eternally God but then delves into how Christ was not divine on earth until age 30 water baptism. Some Christians accept teachers simply because they say “Jesus is God” or they “have faith in Jesus”.  It seems rare that Christians actually obey the command of Jesus to “test the spirits” (1 John 4:1).  Not testing the spirits can lead us down the road to apostasy and shipwreck our faith. Here is a great example.  The Jehovah’s Witnesses, on their… Read More

Division based on sound doctrine vs. division based on unsound doctrine; one is right and one is wrong; Romans 16:17 and contending for the faith

“I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them”. Romans 16:17 As Christians, we are called to teach and preach the Truth. Sometimes, in doing so, especially in bringing a correction, we may be labeled as “causing trouble”. This is a tactic that the false teachers love to use to avoid returning to the Word of God. The Bible makes it clear in Romans 16:17 that bringing Truth… Read More

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