• Mike

    God doesn’t need to ‘freak’ anybody out.
    Show us the end result.
    Show us the miracles.
    Show us the changed lives.
    Evangelists have been ‘growing out legs’ for 40 years, and nobody in that entire time frame has provided proof of healing.
    Show us the before and after medical records.
    It’s very simple.

  • Donald Frump

    Funny how these people who have the “gift” of healing, never take the time to go to the local children’s hospital to cure any sick kids. Must be the same reason you never hear about psychics winning the lottery.

  • Paul James

    You don’t decide where to go to administer any gifting from the Lord. Each one is suppose to be led of the Holy Spirit. One may be gifted in a gift. but that person doesn’t have any power in himself apart from the Holy Spirit. The Lord leads to where there is faith the size of a grain of a mustard seed. Even Jesus could do little in His own home town… mostly due to unbelief. They saw him as Mary’s son not as God’s son the promised Messiah.

  • Arbustin

    That sounds like every charlatan’s response to a failed trick: “You didn’t believe in the power of hypnosis/healing touch/mind reading, so it didn’t work on you.” Unbelief or proper skepticism?

  • David Russell

    I’m curious how you magically “know” that no one does this. Actually, a recent minister in Seattle shared several cases of him doing just that, will several children being healed. Just because you never heard, does not mean it did not happen. Just sayin’…!!!!!

  • Jim

    Total fraud and scam, preying on the desperate and gullible.

  • if the requirement is faith only the size of a mustard seed…and there are so many sick people desperate for healing….it seems odd that unbelief is the main reason for faith healings not working. Most faith healers seem to imply you need faith the size of the mustard tree (and/or a checkbook) to make it work.

  • Jeff Walton

    “Stott, whose church broke with the Assemblies of God a year ago…” I’d be interested in learning more about that split — I’m sure it’s a story in itself.

  • Her Leftness

    Pentecostals are certainly an entertaining bunch. Is it white male leadership only? Looks that way from the pictures.

  • Her Leftness

    Benny Hinn, scammer extraordinaire, always blames his “fails” on the recipient of his “magic hands.”

    Let me entertain you . . . . . . . .

  • Smilin’ Jack

    People have the “gift of healing” thing backwards. If someone is sick, another person prays for them and the sick person is healed, who received the gift of healing? Isn’t it the person who needed to be healed? There may be people who pray and see this happen, so they may have faith to try it again, but it is not they who have the gift of healing. And it isn’t an automatic thing, like we can boss God around.

  • RTJ

    Social unrest, social change, and economic uncertainty are typically linked to growth in religious movements. When life in the real world gets more difficult, irrational responses, including the blossoming of magical thinking to explain its causes and offer solutions, always follow. Likewise, when the social ties that build community are weakened by change and uncertainty, new forms of community arise to replace the ones dissolving. The surge in Revivalism seems to fit into this well established and widely accepted pattern.