“To do” or “not to do”? Sally is a zealous Christian who volunteers at the homeless shelter every week. She visits the ill and writes books to help sexual abuse victims. Sally reads the Bible and believes that putting it into practice is key. Sally’s friend from church, Jan, sees all the good deeds and active service that Sally does. Instead of encouraging Sally and cheering her on, Jan gives Sally a hard time and tells her, “Why are you doing so much? Take life easy, don’t worry about doing a thing”. … 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…
September 2019 Update: From now until December 1, 2019, I am actively seeking contributors to my book that exposes Sozo. If you have had a bad experience with Sozo, or have lost a loved one to Sozo, please email me ASAP at email@example.com so that you can get your testimony into my book. I would love to share your testimony and will not reveal your identity. Thank you. HISTORY OF SOZO “In 1997, Randy Clark, a healing evangelist, held meetings at Bethel Church. At that time, Pastor Clark would send a team… Read More
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
The following was photographed from the Free Believers Network. It is perhaps the best description of the spiritual gift of discernment I have seen so far. I asked the author if I could use this and obtained his permission.
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