Is Sozo healing safe and biblical? The real roots and history of Sozo: Randy Clark of Toronto Blessing, jungle and barnyard animal behaviors, Bethel Church, Argentina and more…
HISTORY OF SOZO “In 1997, Randy Clark, a healing evangelist, held meetings at Bethel Church. At that time, Pastor Clark would send a team to train a congregation how to be prayer servants. A small portion of that training was a model of ‘deliverance’ from Argentina. This model became our first tool ‘The Four Doors’.” The above is a direct quote that www.bethelsozo.com provides in their history section. Elsewhere in this section, it states that the “Lord introduced” these tools for this healing ministry. Interestingly, the Word of God (the Bible) does… Read More
I am so thankful that a reader of Bethel Sozo Research sent in a photo of Beni Johnson’s Instagram page from about a week ago. Thank you! I have seen a similar photo before on Beni’s Twitter page. She is posting these photos of herself in cemeteries hugging or somehow embracing the gravestones of dead people. I wrote about that previously and posted a photo of her hugging a gravestone. What do you think of this? Would God command someone to go hug a gravestone containing a dead body? The spirit… Read More
What on earth is a ‘fire tunnel’? Did the earlier Christians practice ‘fire tunnels’? Does the Bible teach us to run through ‘fire tunnels’?
Been meaning to post this for days! This is an open question for your consideration and commenting: What on earth is a “fire tunnel”? Seeing as how the word “fire” has come up several times in last few days, and that it is scorching hot where I am right now (think…sauna; no… furnace), I wanted to post this question. I was once told (by a seemingly sincere Christian) that I “must” go to a Bill Johnson conference, and if given the opportunity to run through a “fire tunnel”, I “must” do it. My… Read More
Ten warning signs of a potentially unsafe group/leader: Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability. No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry. No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement. Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies and persecutions. There is no legitimate reason to leave, former followers are always are wrong in leaving, negative or even evil. Former members often relate the same stories of abuse and reflect a similar pattern of grievances. There are records, books, news articles, or television programs… Read More
WARNING – BILL JOHNSON and BETHEL CHURCH by Andrew Strom September 27, 2012 I am really hoping to make this the last of this type of article for awhile. Some people think I “love” putting out this stuff. But I honestly wish it would all go away, so we could get on with the ‘real’ work of building the kingdom. However, Bill Johnson is doing such damage to the Body of Christ around the world that I simply cannot stay silent. In New Zealand (where I am currently) he holds a huge… Read More
Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Strange Manifestations in ‘Christian’ Circles – from God or not? Feathers in Church? Bill Johnson of Bethel Church, Redding California…(Christian Post Blog)
Source: http://blogs.christianpost.com/grace-under-fire/birds-of-a-feather-flock-together-10395/ “…for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness”? (2 Corinthians 6:14) In chapter 12 of When Heaven Invades Earth: A Practical Guide to a Life of Miracles, Bill Johnson, Senior Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California writes: I have seen the small gems that suddenly appeared in the people’s hands as they worshipped God. Since early in 1998, we have had feathers fall in our meetings. At first I thought birds were getting into our air conditioning ducts, but then they started falling in… Read More
Public Facebook page owner Mark Brown and Christi Armstrong teachings on divorce and marriage (Jesus Christ, The Bible, Global Scope Ministries): False or true? ‘Emotional Abuse’ grounds for divorce?
In my opinion, fellow Christians need to be very alert with certain public teachers’ teachings and how they claim their teachings are “Biblical” and from Jesus Himself. This ministry has no ill-will toward these teachers, but encourages caution (and extreme discernment and careful analysis) in accepting all their teachings as Biblical. “Therefore what God has joined together, let man NOT separate.” Mark 10:9 Be very discerning with any pages run by “Global Scope Ministries” or by “Rev. Mark Brown“. Mark Brown is married to writer Christi Brown (previously “Christi Armstrong” before… Read More