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Sozo Renamed “Theotherapy”

The topic of “theotherapy” caught my attention recently on the local Christian television station. The speaker said “good theology makes good psychology,” which sounded good at first. But the more I listened, the more I realized they were promoting Sozo, which is the exact same thing I wrote and warned about over two years ago.… Continue reading Sozo Renamed “Theotherapy”

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Discernment Column (article 3) on Sozo

THEOLOGICAL THOUGHTS Theophostic Prayer:  founded in 1996 by Ed Smith, a Southern Baptist pastor in Campbellsville, KY, who had to adjust his inner healing ideas and pull his suspect training manuals off the market (although he formerly claimed they were revealed by God). This was due to the theological and legal challenges he faced when… Continue reading Discernment Column (article 3) on Sozo

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Discernment Column #5 on Kundalini

Theological Thoughts Kundalini:  defined as a universal “life force” that lies dormant until charged with “energy” thru occult practices such as yoga, purification rituals, meditation, or the touch of a guru, supposedly removing “defense mechanisms” that hinder “serpent power.” Kundalini Syndrome:  unexplained illnesses, mental collapse, psychosis, neuromuscular damage, uncontrollable laughter and body movements, wild emotionalism,… Continue reading Discernment Column #5 on Kundalini

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Discernment Column (4) on Shabar Ministry

Theological Thoughts   Shabar Mantras: defined as “instruments” or “tools” of thought; used during occult meditation, along with “positive confessions” in order to identify with “Christ-consciousness” and transcend every obstacle Shabar Ministry: an advanced form of Sozo (last month’s topic) that uses inner healing “tools” that have parallel implications within the occult. Yet, it is… Continue reading Discernment Column (4) on Shabar Ministry

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Spiritual Abuse top 40

40 Identified Forms of Spiritual Abuse in a “Christian” Crisis Pregnancy Center Documented by:  Lee Anne— former volunteer Christian counselor Persistent persuasion to focus only on the set agenda (political, ecumenical, heretical), while frequently induced with paranoia over minor threats to the Center, (such as the Planned Parenthood org.) rather than the major threat of… Continue reading Spiritual Abuse top 40

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Occult Invasion

Due to inquiries regarding the concerns addressed in my last article, it seems necessary to first elaborate on what constitutes spiritually dangerous occult practices infiltrating many ministries today, and how these are occurring within prayer and counseling techniques that are subtly invading the local Christian arena. Naturally, when religions outside of biblical Christianity become integrated… Continue reading Occult Invasion

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Spirit “Encounters”

My brother, just a few months ago, said that he seen a vision of his old friends praying over him in tongues—– (he has no idea they are in the River church now, I didn’t tell him).  But this is what they do, rather than truly witnessing truth to people.  To them it’s all about… Continue reading Spirit “Encounters”