Article dated August 21, 2012
Is sozo a Christian practice?
BSR wants you to make your informed decision for yourself based on all the research containing facts and truth that I have done for you out of service for you. This website does not contain mere anecdotal evidence as it provides purely factual research!
Remember, just because something looks "good" or "nice" - or even if there are "nice" results - does not make it a good or Christian practice. Always remember that Jesus said:
So, it is highly possible that something that looks good on the surface (like a sheep, if you will, pure and harmless) is not good at all (like a wolf, i.e., dangerous).
As Christians, we cannot afford to have blind trust and take all things at face value. We must test all things:
This sounds ironic, I know, but the word sozo from the Greek origin (Strong's Concordance number 4982) literally means to "save, heal, preserve or rescue; to deliver out of danger and into safety". Wherever there are false, deceptive, dangerous teachings, there is danger for the believer (2 John 1:11, etc). Doesn't God call us to at least attempt to help rescue people from deceptive practices and teachings? That is what the early Christians did:
"And others save [sozo] with fear, pulling them out of the fire..." (Jude 1:23)Is sozo good? May God answer this question for you as you pray, search this ministry's factual research and read the Word.
With love and civility,