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 of the person is gone (2 Cor. 5:8). This is not found anywhere in the Bible. Except for maybe the scriptures concerning necromancy (communication/consulting with the dead is forbidden in the Scriptures. God didn't like it then, and He doesn't like it now because He is the same God today; see Luke 24:5, Hebrews 13:8 and Deuteronomy 18:10).
Would the Holy Spirit really want someone to get some sort of "anointing" from a dead person? Is it even possible to get an anointing from someone who is dead? What benefit is there in hanging around dead people?
This is very sad that people are buying into this. This practice was not done by Jesus nor the disciples. None of the earlier Christians throughout the centuries did this. The martyrs did not do this.
What's going on? This is not Biblical Christianity.
- Doctrinal Fruit
- Bill Johnson's Non-Divine Jesus
- Christ's Two Natures (Hypostatic Union)
- Cultic Practices Disguised as Christian
- Bill Johnson
- What to Do if Your Church has False Teaching
- Gnostic Heresy
- Kenosis Heresy
- Mark and Avoid
- Holy Laughter
- Other Discernment Ministries
- Animal Manifestations
- Fire Tunnels
- Helpful Videos
- History and Roots of Sozo
- Is it Really the Holy Spirit?
- The Smearing
- Warnings from Fellow Christians
- A Religious Spirit?
- Friends of Bethel
- Gold Dust
- Good Division vs. Evil Division
- Jesus Culture
- Memory Healing
- New Age Invasion
- Personal Testimonies of Bethel Church
- Signs and Wonders
- Beni Johnson
- Bethel's Correction Refusal
- Correspondence with Bethel Church
- FACEBOOK PAGE
- Greek Meaning
- Hyper-Faith Teaching
- Leaving Church
- SHARE YOUR STORY
- The Six Sozo Tools
- it's Obedience
- Assemblies of God
- Divine Editing
- Fear teaching at Bethel
- Gravestone Hugging & Necromancy
- Money for Healing and Deliverance?
- Scientology Link?
- The Intellect - Good or Bad?
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