There are some articles you read where snarky comments just come to mind with every passing sentence…
Like ordained minister Krista Abbott‘s piece in the Tallahassee Democrat.
There is revival happening in Lakeland that is quickly spreading all over the world… Revival leaders say 24 people have died and then come back to life. One man claims to see out of his glass eye. Deaf people say they can hear, crippled people say they can walk, and others say their tumors have disappeared. Many claim to be “forever changed,” whether they receive a physical healing or not.
The leaders are lying.
Call it a hunch.
If you don’t believe me, let’s get some doctors to verify these claims. For some reason, I just don’t trust the Revival leaders to provide us with accurate information…
You may not even need doctors.
The man with the glass eye? TEST HIM!
The deaf people? TEST THEM!
The crippled people who can supposedly walk? MAKE THEM WALK!
Abbott writes about how she went to see the Revival for herself:
Then, a movement in the atmosphere overtook me as the crowd lifted their hands and began to chant in unison “Je-sus, Je-sus, Je-sus.. . .” I joined in the chant and knew without question that it was the founder of our faith, the Son of God, Jesus Christ who was being exalted in these meetings.
No way. How did she know they were talking about Jesus Christ?!
Unless, of course, she thought they were talking about some other Jesus. In which case it all makes sense…
Of course not. Though they do want $3700 if you want to join them for another revival in Israel and Turkey. Or you can just make a donation to them straight up.
The leaders, Todd Bentley and Steven Strader, are not promoting themselves or their ministries, Fresh Fire Ministries and Ignited Church, as some have purported. They are promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ and him alone.
Ugh… I give up.
This is brainwashing at its worst.
You can actually watch the Revival in question. It’s streaming so you may see a different part than I did.
Be warned. It’s disturbing.
Mostly because there are gullible people who actually believe this fraud.
During the part I watched, the pastor seemed to want a woman with Parkinson’s to fall backwards a la Benny Hinn. She didn’t. He blew on her. Literally blew on her. She still didn’t fall. Then he just hugged her.
The next guy didn’t fall… Blowing on him didn’t work either. Then the guy just tripped backwards.
The pastor seemed to take credit for this.
How sad this type of scam exists. Where are the Christians who speak out against this?
This is just another example of manipulative people claiming they have a quick fix for incurable problems and then taking advantage of those who unwittingly fall for it.
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