Faith healers: That prayer in Tennessee will cost ya’

Posted: July 14, 2008 in Denominational Fun, Follow up, IJS
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$2.5 MILLION, to be exact.

Evidently, Matt Lincoln’s back hasn’t gotten any better and he has decided to put an amount on the non-catch prayer he received in a Tennessee church a few months back.

Shortly after the story came out, we posted it on the Wall and knew this was going to be a rude awakening about order during faith healing services.

Well, ka-ching. Now get this:

He says he was asking God to have “a real experience” while praying. Lincoln says he has fallen from the force of the spirit before but has always been caught by someone. Lawyers for the church say other congregants saw him on the floor laughing after his fall. They say he failed to look out for his own safety.

If you know anything about revival services or faith healing, this completely sounds like a man that was sincere and not one of those quacks that pours bottled water on a grocery store tile floor and uh, ‘slips’. He was “laughing” and looking for “a real experience”. This is not language from a man set out to make a farce of God.

This man wanted a touch from God. Unfortunately, in this litigious society, the other cheek is rarely turned – unless it’s in the direction of a good lawyer’s office. Matt found one and – thanks to the touch he didn’t get – he’s got a case. Churches are prime targets for mishaps and criminal action. We [the Church] have to stay two steps ahead of the enemy, folks. Otherwise, we will just get trampled.

MEMO to faith-healing churches: Get your ‘catchers’ to a minor league baseball park and clinic pronto to teach just that – CATCHING.

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