Inner healing ministries that promise “deliverance” from the bondage of sins, lies we’ve told ourselves or the demonic realm have gained a foothold in a growing number of modern churches. But are they biblical? Our guest today says no.
Psychology-based programs such as SOZO, Theophostic counseling and others often use techniques that are concerning to those who know the Word of God forbids such practices and methodology.
“SOZO” is a psycho-spiritual deliverance and inner healing methodology birthed out of Bethel Church in Redding, California (think signs, wonders and gold glitter “glory clouds.”) Theophostic counseling is a guided meditation and age regression technique that helps counselees conjure up images of painful childhood memories through visions. (See “WHY THEOPHOSTIC PRAYER MINISTRY IS NEITHER PRAYER NOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY”)
Joining us is someone who has authored books, articles and video documentaries on the worldly psychology models in the seeker church. Tom “T.A.” McMahon is president and executive director of The Berean Call ministry, editor-in-chief and contributing writer for The Berean Call newsletter, co-author of The Seduction of Christianity, America: The Sorcerer’s New Apprentice, Understand the Times , and author of Showtime for the Sheep? and Temporal Delusion .
T.A. has researched and written numerous documentaries and scripted several feature films. His writing/producing for Christian videos includes A Woman Rides the Beast, Israel, Islam & Armageddon, and Psychology and the Church.
Free downloadable books: Psychoheresy-Aware.Org
- Sozo: Climbing Up Another Way – The Berean Call
- “Spiritualized” Counseling
- The Upcoming Psychologized Generation
- What’s Wrong With Theophostic Counseling?
- What Is Theophostic Counseling? – The Berean Call
- What’s Wrong With Inner Healing?
- Top Ten Reasons Theophostic Prayer Ministry is Not Christian
- Theophostics: Unbiblical Teaching Wedded to Mystical Experience – By Bob DeWaay
- Theophostics – Unbiblical False Teaching – Summed Up Info
- Why Theophostic Prayer Ministry is Neither Prayer Nor Christian Ministry – By Bob DeWaay
- What is Taizé worship, and is it biblical? – GotQuestions.org
- Stay Away from Sozo Prayer! | Women of Grace
- “Why Theophostic Prayer Ministry is Neither Prayer Nor Christian Ministry” (standupforthetruth.com)
- Where is IHOP Going? An interview with Sarah Leslie (standupforthetruth.com)
- A Testimony – How God Rescued Me From Bill Johnson’s Cult (kimolsen.wordpress.com)
- Dangerous Soaking Prayer gains momentum (standupforthetruth.com)
- Sozo: Sola Experientia (closingstages.net)
- IHOP’S Sozo the Foundations (wordofpromise.org)