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Friday, February 15, 2013

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 teach on sozo verbally in another forum.  When asked for more information on sozo, the pastor directed people straight to Bethel Church's sozo ministry page.

Why isn't "sozo" listed on the church website?  Is the pastor aware that Bill Johnson's teachings are frowned upon by the Assemblies of God Church?  What does the Assemblies of God organization do if its churches start following aberrant teachings and practices?

A manager at the official Assemblies of God headquarters has advised BSRG recently that if Christians know of an Assemblies of God Church that teaches something erroneous (the Bethel Church "sozo" practice would fall into this category, in our opinion and based on our research and study of the scriptures), they should contact the specific district office of Assemblies of God (click here).  The district offices address false teachings on the local level.

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official Assemblies of God management
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them." (Ephesians 5:11)
Please note that Assemblies of God was not condemning the practice of sozo.  Actually, it is unclear to BSRG if the council has researched this new, modern practice yet.  To view what AG believes, visit their website (a link was provided above).  What they were encouraging is contacting the district office for concerns with what is erroneous at an AG church.

Have a blessed day,

BSRG

3 comments:

  1. Does the Assemblies of God really want Christians to contact their districts if an Assemblies of God church promotes "sozo?"
    Can you supply the source of that statement please? Thank you

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    1. Hello! The source is a manager at the official Assemblies of God church headquarters. So, the answer is...yes. An official representative of Assemblies of God emailed us back when we sent an email to www.ag.org. The manager told us to contact the district offices for concerns on erroneous teachings/practices (including anything pertaining to Bethel Church that is false). He said that false teachings are handled at this level. Sozo originated at Bethel Church and was invented by two women there just a few short years ago.

      If you have any doubts, you can send an email yourself. The email address can be found in the contact section of www.AG.org - God bless your efforts! Let us know if we can help.

      In His Love,
      BSRG

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    2. Please note that Assemblies of God was not condemning the practice of sozo. Actually, it is unclear to BSRG if the council has researched this new, modern practice yet. They may not be familiar with it yet (like so many churches today). This is why this site was started.

      To view what AG believes, visit their official website (a link was provided above in the post). BSRG does not speak for Assemblies of God but does provide links to their official website.

      What they were encouraging is contacting the district office for concerns with what is erroneous at an AG church.

      Thanks and hope that helps!

      Blessings.

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