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

Is it really the Holy Spirit? Bethel Church and Christianity…

Was reading in the Word this morning, and a question came up in my mind.  I posted this question on the Bethel Church and Christianity Forum today: “Acts 5:32 — “And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.” I read this today and was wondering if these people are really teaching by the Holy Spirit, why is it that they are not departing/separating themselves from the false teachings/teachers? That would be obedience to God (Romans 16:17), and… Read More

Assemblies of God Encourages Christians to Contact Local District Offices for False Teaching Concerns

If you attend an Assemblies of God Church, and have a concern about a false teaching or practice, please go ahead and email the district office in the state where the church of concern is located.  Certified letters may be more efficient. Here is a recent post on this topic: http://bethelsozo.blogspot.com/2013/02/jesus-culture-teachings-repudiated.html To clear up any doubt, and due to the fact that there was recently some doubt/questioning on the above post by a reader, we have helpfully provided a direct quote we received from the General Council of the Assemblies of God:… Read More

Warning Signs by Rick Ross

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

What to do when your pastor wants you to ‘submit’ but he is wrong? The Moses Model and spiritual abuse from the pulpit

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt. 10:28 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”. 2 Timothy 1:7 “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand”. Mark 3:25 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters”. Matt. 12:30 “What, then,… Read More

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