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.


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.)

Welcome to Disneyland!

John MacArthur explains how Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life” is an invitation to fantasyland.

Try this book instead.

(Thanks to Seth for sending me this video.)

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!

Emperor Palpatine’s Charismatic Gifts

Okay, I don’t know if everyone will appreciate this one, but if not, it’s only about fifteen seconds so you can’t complain. And that’s how I can get away with posting something so completely lacking anything edifying. But it really made me laugh. Maybe it’s because of how poorly made the video is. Maybe it’s because of how absurd Mr. Hinn and his understanding of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is. Or maybe it’s just because I think everything is funny.

You want something edifying about the Holy Spirit? Check this out.

Want Your Best Life Now? Stay away from Jesus!

So true.

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: “I don’t know what’s right or wrong,” says Pastor.

“I would present my way”

C’mon. It’s not about your way, it’s about God’s way.

It’s so sad that Osteen missed his opportunity here. He later apologized (see links below), but unfortunately what you say publicly on national television isn’t easy to take back.

For more information on this, check out the following:
Osteen’s Apology
A recent post by Kevin DeYoung
Johnny King’s blog post