WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING?
"For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold."
2 Timothy 4:3 (Amplified Bible)
Is this truly God, or...something else?
I have attended many Charismatic church services where people would fall down backwards, supposedly being 'slain in the spirit.' However, I have also seen the same thing demonstrated at a hypnotist stage performance, with people from the audience...some who came with us and had never been there before...so I know it was not faked. In the hypnotist show, the people would fall down backwards at a mere word from the hypnotist. Sometimes the hypnotist would touch them on the forehead, like Benny Hinn and others do, and they would fall down backwards. The following four videos demonstrate the same basic principle that I suspect may be behind people such as Benny Hinn and many other televangelists and preachers that are in this movement.
Derren Brown "Instant Conversion" Part 1
Derren Brown "Instant Conversion" Part 2
Derren Brown "Instant Conversion" (explained)
Derren Brown doing one-inch punch (made popular by Bruce Lee) without touching the guy. Is this basically the same method (i.e., the power of suggestion, related to hypnotism) used by so-called 'faith healers' and those that cause Christians to fall down and be 'slain in the spirit'? OR, is could there possibly be even some demon power behind all this? In Gung Fu, they actually punch the guy when doing the one-inch punch. But with what Derren Brown is doing, he is apparently using the power of suggestion, and he seems to be a 'master' at it.
Benny Hinn #1
Benny Hinn #2
Benny Hinn #3
This is a long list of false teachers:
False Teachers and False Teachings
Arnold Murray, in contrast to the others shown here, is probably not even a Christian:
Arnold Murray #1
Arnold Murray #2