Fake healing is rife within Christianity around the world. A lot of it is centred around African Countries, with this story being a common example. Pastor Sign Fireman (I have no idea where these folk pick up their names – but by crikey they’re good for a laugh – probably a lot like westerners getting Chinese symbols tattood on themselves which they think mean something far different to their actual meaning…but I digress), is a pastor in Nigeria who last year posted a video on Youtube of a supposed healing miracle of a ‘Nollywood’ (the Nigerian versoin of Bollywood) actor Enebeli Enebuwa. However Enebeli very soon came out telling people not to believe the video, that it was a fake and that his health had in fact worsened after his visit to the church. Enebeli in fact died later that year.
Pastor Fireman (snigger snigger) came back with the old ‘Well he obviously hadn’t allowed himself to work into his healing’, supposedly there had been conditions placed upon the healing that Enebeli Enebuwa had not adhered to. One of the ‘conditions’ was that he stop being involved with the ‘white dress church’ the Catholic Church.From memory Jesus had lots of strings attached to the healings he delivered as well…hang on, NO he didn’t!
He didn’t even care if people believed in him as saviour or Lord, or Messiah – his only concern was for them and their condition and the fact that they had the faith to come to him in the first place – A Roman military leader (Pagan) a Psyrophonaecian Woman (Not Jewish and not a follower of Jesus her culture was one of worshiping idols) – Jesus seems to care only that people come to him…no conditions applied to their healing – just healed and that’s the end of it.
Calling fake on most so called ‘healings’ of this day and age is not a problem for me.
Fakery and Bullshittery is rife here in Australia as well. I am yet to see any evidence of verifiable healing of anyone – yetI have seen plenty of fakery. I was present when a group of pentecostal bible students prayed for a drug addict on the streets of Kings Cross, who had taken an overdose of heroin. The Ambulance arrived adn administered Narcane – and the young man revived. fast forward a few weeks to thier organisatons fundraising newsletter and all of the praise goes to the stidents adn their prayer which had ‘raised the drug addict from the dead’ – not a mention of the Narcane or ambulance – just prayer and raising from the dead . Bullshit. Fakery. Scammers.
THIS story tells of the hundereds of people paying hundreds of dollars to learn how to heal and raise the dead.
Hundreds of people across southeast Queensland flock to the courses every week, paying up to $720 to learn “faith healing” practices that allegedly trigger miraculous recoveries from broken bones, infertility and even cancer.
The Holyfire Ministry Training School at Park Ridge, which offers a subject called Healing the Sick & Raising the Dead, recommends taking children on “treasure hunts” public outings to practise healing on strangers. “Children are great to have on Treasure Hunts. They are less threatening,” its material states.
THIS is the treasure map and instructions.
We all know Bill Johnson is a liar and a faker – diamonds, angel feathers and gold dust apparently fall from the ceiling of his church quite regularly! But did you know he is also a scammer? He charges churches $7000 to use his ‘curriculum’…and that’s just the first year curriculum. The 2nd year is a similar amount! No wonder you have to pay huge amounts to attend the course to learn how to ‘raise’ the dead!The following is directly from the Bethel website:
The 1st Year BSSM DVD Curriculum focuses on developing a culture of revival and a lifestyle of the supernatural through teaching on our identity in Christ, how to walk in signs & wonders, and Bible study. There is also a strong emphasis on healing, developing a prophetic culture, and demonstrating the gospel with power. These foundational messages are a core component in the culture of revival at Bethel; they are combined with worship, activation (outreach), revival/small group discipleship, and mission trips to activate the students in the supernatural. Our goal is to see His Kingdom come, here on earth as in Heaven.
The 2nd Year BSSM DVD Curriculum focuses on taking the foundational first year elements to a new level with training in practical leadership principles, apostolic governmental structures, more in-depth Bible study and deeper activation of the gifts of the Spirit. There is also a strong emphasis on learning to lead people and to steward and pass on our spiritual inheritance to the next generation—for a revival that never ends! These core messages are combined with worship, activation (outreach), revival/small group discipleship, and mission trips to give the students practical experience in leadership and in living a supernatural lifestyle. Our goal is to establish God’s Kingdom in every realm of society.
Talk about selling the gospel! I’m cetain that this is what Jesus meant us to do…NOT. These excesses and huge prices for bullshit seem to be the domain of the so called Word of Faith and Pentecostal denominations.
In contrast lets look at what it takes to put on an Alpha course; 70 dollars for the manual and DVD’s. $8 for a prayer ministry training manual. $35 for an Alpha leaders training DVD. And this is a program that actually leads people into relatoinship with Christ – costs them nothing to participate in and they get fed for free as well. Where does it come from? A traditional church – an Anglican church – where of course the Spirit of God left a long time ago huh?
$7000 or $70? I know which I’d believe is from God and which is not…and it’s not the $7000 one!