Why do you support the
Todays Question: I
recently picked up a copy of your paper as I walked out of Barnes
& Nobles. I read the interview with Mr. Brown on the Heaven's
Gate Suicide. After reading the first couple of pages I said to
myself, "This is great, a paper about Christianity that
tells the truth about the counterfeits." Later, as I read
the last page I was shocked to read the ad for the Charismatic
Many of the names mentioned in the ad are well known
counterfeit leaders from past and present.
How can you believe Marilyn Hickey who tells you to speak
to your wallet? Admire a W. Seymour who had a bizarre cultic
church with bizarre manifestations, and to as far as to invite
witches and psychics to his place of worship? How can anyone
believe that Mr. Wigglesworth could raise someone from the dead,
when the Bible warns us against this type of false teachers and
prophets. Does the Bible mention anyone, besides Jesus, being
able to raise someone from the dead?
I am really sad to see that you endorse this type of
Bible Answer: It is clear
from your email that you must not be a charismatic Christian.
You wrote: "How can you believe Marilyn Hickey who tells
you to speak to your wallet?" Friend, Jesus taught you to
speak to mountains and trees. (Marks 11:22-24 and Luke 17:6)
Money is simply made out of trees. Speaking to your money is
simply applying the biblical principle of speaking to objects. We
have authority to do this.
You also wrote, "W. Seymour...had a bizarre cultic church
with bizarre manifestations, and to as far as to invite witches
and psychics to his place of worship." That's untrue.
It is true that witches and psychics would infiltrate his
church in order to lead it astray. And sometimes Seymour could
not discern the difference. Parham, a fellow minister of his, did
try to correct this error. I encourage you to read the book,
"God's Generals" by Roberts Liardon to get more facts
about the Azusa Revival.
You also ask, "Does the Bible mention anyone, besides
Jesus, being able to raise someone from the dead?" Yes,
Peter raised Tabitha from the dead (Acts 9:36-43) Elijah also
raised the widow's woman son from the dead. Jesus also told his
disciples to raise the dead. (Matt 10:8)
Brother, it is clear that you are very skeptical about the
power of God. It's time that you quit listening to the skeptics
who are not bringing revival and who criticize those who are, and
instead, start listening to good fruitful ministersthe very
ones who have rejected.
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