Are Christan Pastors faking Miracles?

By Nic
@academic2 (7010)
Uganda
July 10, 2007 1:54am CST
You cant believe this-a Pastor in my city was yesterday arrested with a German made Electric Touch machine which is designed to produce electric shocks. The Pastor wanted to use it shock innocent members of his congregation in the heat of prayer for a miracle. The police discovered that the machine was designed to be consealed in the foot socks and it had the power to throw down any body who had a wrist watch on or a cell phone in his/her pocket. It has become fashionable these days for christian pentecostal pastors to want to show their powers by throwing down people they touch and pray for! Do you think healing miracles in churches are fake?
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6 responses
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
it depends....i am not a pentecostal!!!!!!! for me it depends on the situation. ..others just show up to others or want to impress others but mostly of the pastors are wholeheartedly worship the Lord and committed to God sincerely....They submitted themselves to God......
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@BethTN81 (564)
• United States
31 Jul 07
The fact is, Jesus and his disciples performed miracles to prove he was the son of God. To show his power. Why would certain incidences today be miracles? More like blessings. A miracle is something that happens out of the ordinary ex. turning water in to whine, raising lazurus and so on...people recovering from fatal illnesses is not a miracle, it happens everyday...a man putting his hand on someone and trying to convince them they are healed is not a miracle...giving birth is not a miracle...Jesus performed these gifts to show who he was so people might believe, we now have the bible, faith, prayer and hope..why need miracles? We already know God exists. To believe in miracles would be showing a lack of faith, dont you think?
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@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I do not necessarily think it is "fake" per say. I think that it is a mind over matter situation for a lot of people.. they believe they can and will be healed.. and then they become healed. There is really nothing too special about what the "healer" does, other than convince others that they have this power. There's nothing wrong with that, if people want to believe it and it helps them then I'm all for it. I don't think it would work for me personally.
@BethTN81 (564)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Of course they are fake! It is a gimmick. Why would God give certain people this day in age the power of healing? What is it proving to others when the average Joe can perform a "miracle"? Or is is witchcraft? The fact is, Jesus performed miracles to show and prove he was the son of God. Others had the ability to perform miracles but only if Jesus had blessed them to do so. Now, years later, who would REALLY have the power to perform miracles and what would be the point in having them?
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
That was sad, I know some Pastors who really had the annointing and they don't fake it. I guess it is bound to happen as the other respondents have mentioned, sign of the last age..where there would be false prophets.
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@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
19 Aug 07
this isolated incidents could not mean that all pastors are faking miracles. Some pastors and man of God do really are used by God as an instrument of God's Power. this could not be generalized.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
25 Aug 07
Here again you are right rouwel23 because i know of very good pastors out there. But such isolated incidents take away potential converts and brings credibility questions to the Church of Christ!