Why do people think they’re being healed?

Why are some people convinced that they’ve been healed by things like the Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey? Todd Friel talks with an Ex-Faith Healer about this topic. I think it’s very important to listen to in order to understand what the problem is with fake “healings”. I’m not saying that God can’t heal people, and I believe He does, but what are the proper means for a Christian to pursue healing? And are these “Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey” guys legitimately pursuing healing in a Biblical manner?

How can you get out of this? Read the Scriptures.

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Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey

Oh, dear. Just when you thought that charismatic theology couldn’t get any worse, you get the “Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey”. If this is where your pentacostalism is leading you, perhaps you should reconsider whether you even want to continue calling yourself a Christian.

The worst part is the testimonies at the end, where people actually think that they’ve been healed. Really? The Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey is going to heal you? Does that give glory to Christ? Does that proclaim the one true gospel? Does putting body parts “in” and “out” say something about how glorious God is?

Want to become a Wiccan?

Charismatic “Christian” John Crowder can hook you up! Raptures! Ecstatic prayer! Access the glory realm for yourself! You’ll move in a deeper level of prophecy. Get into the gridwork of the spirit realm! And learn about a bunch of nuts who claimed to do a lot of kooky stuff. This is paganism. There is nothing Christian about this.

A Great Sermon by “Joel Osteen”

This is super hilarious. I don’t really know why. Maybe I’ve got a weird sense of humor, maybe this guy’s voice is just that good, or maybe gibberish really is that amusing. In all honesty, it would be better if Joel said stuff like this instead of preaching his false Gospel.

(Thanks to Travis for sending me this.)

Bentley shoots a hip into being healed

Apparently Bentley has moved past kicking old ladies into being healed, and now has decided to machine gun them into being healed. Thoughts? Anyone think God is actually working through this false prophet?

Jesus statue destroyed by lightning

Is it any surprise that God apparently struck down this icon? $250,000 spent on a statue of Jesus, when we have absolutely no idea what Jesus looked like anyway? How determined is this church to waste God’s money? And they’re going to rebuild it? Even bigger? C’mon — take a message from God!

Todd Bentley hits an old woman

Please remind me to stay far, far away from this guy.

Benny Hinn calls, “Heresy!”

A few things Hinn said:
– Joel Osteen has a devil.
– Woe to anyone who doesn’t preach the one true gospel.

Amazingly, Hinn’s sermon was actually pretty good.  Except… shouldn’t be preaching that very message to himself?  Everyone should realize by now that Benny Hinn is a false prophet. Here is a video that exposes him:

I think that the funniest thing is that people continue to regard him as a prophet, even though he’s been wrong.  Are you kidding me?  You can be wrong a few times and still be a prophet?  If you claim to be declaring the Word of God, you’d better be right, or He’s gonna be pretty ticked off!

“My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord God.” (Ezekiel 13:9)

“And her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lordhas not spoken.” (Ezekiel 22:28)

“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.” (2 Peter 2:1)

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

EPIC FAIL: Who wouldn’t go to church for $1,000?

Okay, so I know that I bribe you to come check out my site with free giveaways (check out the sidebar — not to many people have entered, which means that you’ve got a good chance!), but I think it’s a little different when you offer cash prizes for people who go to church.  I mean, what do we want people to be focused on at church?  The opportunity to win $1,000 or the glory of Jesus Christ?  In Christianity Today, it seems to be the former.  This is what happens when we let culture define the church.

1 Timothy 6:6-10, “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.  But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.  But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”

(via Disturbed Christians)

EPIC FAIL: The Chunky Bible

“Chunky” is just not a word that appeals to me. And… well, I’m pretty sure that this video will live up to any negative impression you have of the idea of a “chunky” Bible.

What I don’t understand is why the little things you rip out to give to people aren’t all Scripture verses. There are ridiculously goofy quotes, too! Check out the Chunky Bible’s site to learn more!

“The lighthearted quotes are coupled with relevant Scripture verses and chunks of wisdom for everyday life with quotes by well-known people from John Ortberg, Mother Thersa, Dolly Parton, and Mark Twain.”

For one thing, they may want to check their spelling of the name of a certain popular Catholic nun. Secondly, who are these guys anyway? Was Mark Twain even a Christian? Oh, Zondervan.

Here’s the sad thing: Zondervan will probably make bank off of this Bible.

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” — John 2:13-17

(Thanks to Travis Mamone for telling me about the Chunky Bible)

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