A Testimony from Susan Puzio
I was born again in 1981 in Redstone, Colorado. At that time I attended a small Baptist church in the mountains. A short time later I was introduced to the teachings of Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland and many other “Word of Faith” teachers at a church in Glenwood Springs. For the next 15 years I spent my time at many “Word of Faith” churches and conferences. I loved attending these meetings, with teachers like Ken Copeland, Mike Murdock, Rod Parsley, Norvel Hayes, Roberts Liardon, Kenneth Hagin, and Oral Roberts.
As time went on I was bothered by so many things and one thing in particular much later was Kenneth Hagin’s testimony of dying and going to the gates of hell three times. He claimed to have been born again after the third time. He was esteemed and admired, as one of the best bible teachers, and yet this story was very alarming. We do not die, go to hell and get another chance. His testimony cannot be correct according to God’s word.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
A friend gave me a great book by D.R. McConnell, A Different Gospel, he talks about the Hagin-Kenyon connection and Kenyon’s ties to new thought or new age theology. His gospel did not line up with scripture and I came to realize so many of these famous faith teachers were false teachers and heretics. I wanted out.
I was taught for the most part submit and be quiet. Do not question the “anointed ones” but through the grace of God, He brought me out. You should always question what does not agree with the word, no matter what so called great one is teaching.
During my time in the “Word of Faith” movement I ministered in many churches and conferences around the world.
I was a speaker for many women’s Aglow chapters both here and in Europe. I held my own prophetic conferences, numerous miracle healing services, and spoke a few times at Happy church in Denver ( Marilyn Hickey’s ministry) for the singles in the 1980’s.
I taught at bible schools as a guest in London, England, making over 30 ministry visits there.
I traveled extensively throughout England, meeting many wonderful, sincere people, plus many foreign countries including Austria, Czechoslovakia, Scotland, Wales, South Africa, Swaziland, Germany and Malta, to name a few. I always paid my own way and never asked for a fee or travel expenses. I received freewill offerings. I produced and hosted a television program in Colorado for 2 years. We were aired in Denver and Aspen, Colorado. Television is a powerful tool for the gospel, but it has been mis-used to enrich many false teachers and to bring a reproach to the real gospel.
I was a guest on the 700 club and on some of the local TBN programs in Denver and Miami. Public ministry was very fulfilling, it was the politics that was very disturbing.
I love my work and I love Jesus with all my heart, but I came to realize that my doctrine at the time did not line up with my bible. I realized I had no healing power. I had no positive confessions that could bring me out of certain situations, but I was totally dependent on God and His word for everything. God took me out of public ministry in 1997. Now I am currently unseen, but still heard emerging on internet radio.
I knew once I started speaking out against “seed-faith” and “tithing” doctrines the “word” churches would not want me and so it was.
Speaking from personal experience, I have been there, done that, as they say. I was on my way up the ministry ladder that could lead to fame and fortune, but God did not let me go.
I am giving you a full explanation of my ministerial resume to let you know that I am not just someone sitting at a computer saying things about the bible and false doctrines, I have personally been involved with the in’s and out’s of public ministry.
I currently host a radio program on BLOG TALK RADIO-PROPHETIC NEWS– Hope you will tune in-We hope to bring Reformation to the church and glory to God!