When professing Christians persecute: Counterfeit Christians and the ‘Parable of the Wheat and the Tares’

Originally published on August 9, 2010 “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” 2 Timothy 3:12. The People’s New Testament Commentary says, “…and all indeed that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. In that age persecution was inseparable from a devoted Christian life. The same has been true, to a certain extent, in all ages. If the church was less worldly it would be more persecuted”. Are you being persecuted as a Christian? Don’t lose heart! Jesus was also persecuted. We should not… Read More

‘To do’ or ‘not to Do’? The importance of ‘Do’

I have been pondering all the Scriptures lately with the command, “do”.  “Do” is such a small and powerful word! I have noticed something peculiar in Christian circles, have you?  It is that the Christians who are active in Christ’s service and who make full (or partial) use of their spiritual gifts for His Kingdom and for His glory alone (i.e., use of their “talents”) are often misunderstood by other Christians who are afraid of this word “do”.  Particularly, they are misunderstood by Christians who have the notion that we are not… Read More

If God is so good and powerful, why does He allow evil and suffering? A helpful lecture by Dr. Gary DeWeese of Biola University…

“We require God to remove evil after evil until a paper cut is worst evil in world. How can there be a good God if He allows paper cuts?” (Dr. Gary DeWeese) The lecture entitled Solving the Problem of Evil by Dr. Garrett DeWeese; Biola University Christian Apologetics Department is extremely helpful when addressing the valid question, “If God is so good, why does he permit evil and suffering in the world?”  I listened to this lecture a while back while in the Christian Apologetics program, and it was outstanding. Dr. DeWeese… Read More

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

News: Open Forum…Bethel Church (Pastor is Bill Johnson) is why I chose to leave Redding, California

In this new article from the San Francisco Chronicle, a former 50-year resident of Redding, California and licensed clinical social worker explains why she made the choice to leave Redding.  This says a lot: “I recently chose to leave Redding after nearly 50 years in this community, where I raised my family and where many I love remain. I left almost entirely because of Bethel and the city’s passive complicity in the real factors that ail Redding.  Did you wonder why Bethel gave $500,000 for law enforcement but not homeless shelters…did anyone… Read More

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

NEW: Media uploaded – Beni Johnson and Grave-Soaking NEW AGE in the church – by Dynamite Publishing

For more fresh, new media creations, check out and subscribe to the Dynamite Publishing YouTube Channel, Click Here. Beni Johnson and Grave-Soaking NEW AGE in the church by Dynamite Publishing  Beni Johnson and Grave-Soaking NEW AGE in the church (Creepy Remix) by Dynamite Publishing      

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… Read More

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. … Read More

The forgotten verse of 1 Corinthians 11:19 about heresies and the crucial gift of discernment

http://www.bibletruths.net/archives/BTARO96.htm There are so many verses in the Bible that are over-preached and then many which are conveniently ignored by modern-day teachers who preach unity at any cost.  Yes, unity is a good thing, but to have true, Godly unity…it must be a unity based on Truth, not compromise. “For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” (1 Corinthians 11:19) Paul said there “must be” heresies among believers.  The word heresies comes from the Greek word hairesisa (Strongs 139).  It means a… Read More

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