Diagnosis: Demons. Televangelist Pat Robertson recently advised a mother that the stomach pains suffered by her son are the result of demonic possession, and that she should seek out someone experienced in “spiritual warfare” to cast out those pesky demons.
On Monday’s edition of the 700 Club, Robertson addressed an email written by a mother concerned about her son’s recurrent stomach pains. In the email, a viewer named Dianne explained that her son had “painful shock-waves thru his body” that originated in his stomach while she was praying for him and calling on “the name of Jesus.”
The mother wrote:
My son said it felt like something hit him very hard in the stomach. I know this is not of God. He is a Christian. Can Christians be attacked by demons?
Rather than suggesting the mother consult with a medical professional, Robertson agreed that the boy could be “oppressed or possessed by demons.”
You need to get somebody with you who understands the spiritual dimension and doing spiritual warfare. If I were you, I would look back in your family. What in your family — do you have anybody involved in the occult, somebody in witchcraft or tarot cards or psychic things?
Has there something been there that you don’t know about. Some grandparent, great grandparent or something. Look into the family tree, and then get some people in there and cast this stuff out. But that does not sound like normal.
Let’s hope that Pat’s medical malpractice insurance is paid up in full, and that some sane and responsible adult takes that child in pain to see a doctor.(H/T Raw Story)