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Welcome! If you are a BSSM student or involved with sozo and Bethel Church, please know this ministry loves you and prays for you. You are welcome here to browse this site. All the factual research on here has been conducted out of love for you with absolutely no financial gain. The research on this site is not merely anecdotal but research based on fact and careful study. Bethel Sozo Research does not hate any leaders or pastors at Bethel Church (no malice/ill-will toward them). We simply wish God's best for them - that they would change their deceptive ways and speak truthfully to people. If these leaders will not teach the Biblical truth about Christ's hypostatic union/divinity to the public, that is their free choice, but they must not call themselves 'Bible teachers' because that is not respecting the true Christian faith (Jude 1:3; Acts 4:12; 2 Cor. 11:4; Matt. 7:15; 1 John 4:1). Enjoy this site and God bless you! With love and civility, BSRJ
Showing posts with label Correspondence with Bethel Church. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Correspondence with Bethel Church. Show all posts

Friday, March 8, 2013

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.


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:

Direct Quote
The General Council of the Assemblies of God
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 in the article posted above).  What they were encouraging is contacting the district office for concerns with what is erroneous at an AG church.  Hope this helps.  God bless your day!

BSRG

Sunday, September 9, 2012

An email to Bethel Church....

From Bethel Church  
August 17, 2012
Hi there, Please check out the following link: http://www.ibethel.org/we-believe for information on what our church believes. Thanks!

To Bethel Church

August 27, 2012
I'm sorry but I didn't see what your church believes in the hypstatic union of Christ.  Was he always divine and human while on earth?  (For example, The Jehovah's Witnesses say Jesus was not human after his resurrection, only a spirit.)  Also, what does your church believe about the Holy Spirit...like, is the Holy Spirit a "He" or an "it". Most other churches list these types of things in their belief pages.
Thanks.
(No reply from Bethel Church)....

To Bethel Church
September 8, 2012
Hi Just waiting to see what you believe on the hypostatic union of Christ.  Thanks.  
(No reply from Bethel Church)....


Previous statements from Bill Johnson:

"He laid his divinity aside" (When Heaven Invades Earth; chapter 7; page 110). ~ Bill Johnson
"While Jesus is eternally God, He emptied Himself of His divinity and became a man...it’s vital to note that He did all His miracles as a man, not as God. If He did them as God, I would still be impressed. But because He did them as a man yielded to God, I am now unsatisfied with my life, being compelled to follow the example He has given us. Jesus is the only model for us to follow". (Article from Charisma Magazine dated February 23, 2012; also listen to sermon dated May 6, 2012 around the 25:00 to the 28:00 minute mark). ~ Bill Johnson 

Related: 


Jesus' two natures: God and Man by CARM (Christian Apologetics Research Ministry)


Kenosis by Theopedia