Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Two People “Healed” at the Lakeland Revival Die

Here is a sad story of the people hurt by the Lakeland "Revival." These types of outcomes show that these are doctrines of demons and not God inspired. This new wave of faith healers are fooling a whole new generation that hasn't learned from their parents mistakes. What are there parents mistake? Not looking into the false teachings and healings of the previous generations false healings. Ignoring such easily found evidence and the rejection of 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 (The Message):

Don't suppress the Spirit, and don't stifle those who have the word from the Master. On the other hand, don't be gullible. Check out everything, and keep only what's good. Throw out anything tainted with evil.
Here is a portion of a post by Slaughter of the Sheep:

God’s Word doesn’t tell us to claim our miracle – it tells us to submit ourselves to God and seek His will. But faith healers slingshot around that and speak their own false word over people. By seeking God’s will, we become submissive to Him. That cannot happen when we fail to humble ourselves before the Lord, and speak false words in His stead.

Here is a snippet from an article in World Magazine:

Christopher Fogle, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, loved to fish. It was a break from his fast-paced, 25-year career with the Perkins Restaurant chain.

But when Fogle got severe cancer, his relaxing fishing trips, which he sometimes took with his children, ended. It was a devastating blow for the active 45-year-old. But for Todd Bentley, television preacher and self-proclaimed healer, the cancer represented an opportunity to “proclaim the glory of God.”

Indeed, last year Bentley began his “Lakeland Outpouring,” a months-long series of “healing services” that Bentley and his Fresh Fire ministry started April 2 and ended under a cloud of controversy Aug. 11 (”Same old scam?,” June 28, 2008). In between, the meetings attracted hundreds of thousands of people to a huge tent in Lakeland, Fla.

At the height of what many called a revival, WORLD asked Bentley to talk about the healings, like Fogle’s, and asked for a list of people who had been healed at the services. His associates told me Bentley was out of the country and a list could not be produced. But six weeks and more than a dozen requests later, the ministry eventually sent a list of 13 names. Fogle was No. 12 on the list, along with this note: “Healed through the Outpouring and is back to fishing.”

That was on Aug. 8, 2008. There was just one problem. Two weeks earlier, on July 22, Christopher A. Fogle—according to his obituary in the Keokuk (Iowa) Daily Gate City, “left this life . . . after a courageous battle with cancer.” (Online Source)

How sad this movement is, ands even sadder that people do not "Check out everything, and keep only what's good. Throw out anything tainted with evil."