A Question of Miracles: Faith Healing
Miracle workers such as Benny Hinn are followed and interviewed in this American Undercover documentary. It questions if faith and prayer can heal. This documentary is a very well-researched and in-depth look at the world of televangelists and "faith-healers". It takes a unique approach in that there is equal time given to a breakdown of the psychological, neurological, sociological, and other scientific gimmicks used by these vampires and the business end of it that makes swindling millions such a lucrative business.
The viewer is taken from "crusades" in America to Europe to Africa, witnessing heartbreaking stories that would make the hardest heart melt with compassion. To see people who are terminally ill, crippled, or have family members in need of a miracle open their checkbooks or take out their credit cards for donations in the thousands (one family of recent converts from Hinduism gave $2,000 in the hopes their son's brain tumour would be healed. He died nine months later) is as heart-wrenching a moment of real drama as one is likely to see for a long time. The answers these frauds give to the documentarian's questions, which are quite good and well put, always revert back to "one must have faith, or this shall not work".
Thirty years ago, my (then) husband and I sang in the "Benny Hinn Crusade," at the Portland , Oregon, Memorial Coliseum. I'm pretty spiritual, AND I HONESTLY HAVE TO SAY I DIDN'T GET ANYTHING OUT OF IT. A dear friend of mine was diagnosed with "late stage renal cancer." ALL THE BATTERIES OF TESTS WERE DONE TWICE. My Godmother and some of her precious little friends , literally prayed day and night for our sister, her being so afflicted. She had emergency surgery. When the the surgical biopsy returned four days later = and GET THIS= THERE WAS LITERALLY NO CANCER. NONE. EVEN PRE-CANCER. AND THERE WAS ZERO REASON WHY THAT KIDNEY NEEDED TO BE EXCISED. What was the difference between charlatan Benny Hinn, the work I am seeking is "shifty," and my humble G-D Mother, who had birthed 10 wonderful children, with Spanish as their primary language ??? She and her little pious granny type friends HAD HUMILITY. AND THE CHILD-LIKE FAITH THE SAVIOR HIMSELF SPOKE ABOUT. It reminded me somewhat of the Blessed Mother HERSELF. If I live to be 100, I will never forget that experience.
I am a Christian, and I believe that miracles are possible. However, I also believe that (whether well intentioned or duplicitous) some of these teachings, teachers and preachers and events create what we see here, rather than the direction action of God.
The evil one again transfers himself into an angel of light. Benny got caught doing Paula White (another fake healer) in Rome. They were coming out of his hotel hand in hand and photographer snapped their picture. He was registered under a fake name of course and still married. Guess who paid for the trip and expenses.
Reducing religion to a manipulation of the brain is nonsense. Christianity is the only religion that makes a sensible integration of the whole human being with God, He created us, redeemed us and made specific promises for our future. Where does the devil fit in your narrative? If you think he does not exist, talk to any ouija experimenter for a surprise. What do you make of the prophecies that have being fulfilled? What gives virtue to your morality? What makes compassion a virtue and killing a crime, just some adjustment in our brain ? It is more honest if you state from the beginning that you are an atheist.
Miracles are real. Only a few pastors have a real anointing for healing. My friends daughter was healed from epilepsy in one day. that is why I truly believe. sadly many pastors just use God for their own personal benefits. but don't be disappointed Miracles is Jesus name are genuine. look online for the LAST REFORMATION MOVIE and many others
December 27th 2013 I was t boned in my drivers side door of my 1998 SL500 Mercedes roadsters. I was stopped at the stop sign at intersection hero way and 183A in Leander Texas. Answering a text message totally unaware my foot was pressing on my accelerator as brake. My car slowly merged into the path of an 80,000 lbs fully loaded eighteen wheeler. The tractor trailer was going approximately 60mph. The impact was so severe. My skull was cracked in three places. My eyes were damaged from impact. My c3 neck broke. Four vertebra between my shoulders were completely crushed. I had a softball size blood clot on my spine. After two years of struggling from my wheelchair to my cane for short distance. Our neighbor invited me
To ride with them to their church. Journey Church in Liberty hill Texas. On December 20th Sunday morning service. Pastor Blake Westbrook asked if anyone needs healing to come and he will pray. My neighbor turned around and said go down ! I went and two hours later I was healed. I ran around inside the church. Went home jogged around our neighborhood. Helped my neighbor pick up and craftsman riding mower and set in in the bed of his pick up truck. Called my boss where I worked driving a concrete mixer before my accident. They sent me to doctor couldn't find anything wrong with me. The state of Texas gave me my class a cdl back. Neil Maxwell dodge dealership where my wife got her jeep to haul my wheelchair was so amazed when the president Mike Wilson saw me healed. They gave me my 2015 dodge dart no questions asked! I still work at Alpha concrete Leander Texas. This is real !!!
At one point Benny Sinn says that he needed a private plane so that he didn't wear out as quickly….IF he is truly doing God's work, where is his faith that God would provide his body with strength to carry out His work?
The horror of humanity is well documented in this tiny yet prolific view on life. A crime is being committed, yet it delivers itself as religion. True horror, no wisdom, no control and fear as the alternative. True horror that must be stopped.
Martin Luther (1483-1546).
While studying law, Luther, fearing death in a thunderstorm, promised God he would become a monk if God spared him. As a monk and professor of Bible at the University of Wittenberg, Luther attempted to secure his salvation by adhering to a very strict code of ethics, obedience to the monastic order, and ceaseless confession. This proved unsatisfactory and Luther continued to have intense emotional struggles with his own salvation until an epiphany struck him in the tower of his Augustinian monastery. It was during this "tower experience" that Luther realized that salvation was a free gift imputed to man through Christ's righteousness. We are justified by the grace of God through the atoning death of Jesus on the cross. Our good works, then, do not cause our salvation, but rather they are a result of our salvation. God does not love us because we are good—we are good because God loves us. With this new understanding of salvation, Luther went on to criticize the Catholic Church for, among other things, selling indulgences to people with the promise that these purchases would help assure their salvation. Luther protested this and other things in his famous Ninety-five Theses. This eventually led to a major conflict between Luther and his German supporters and the Catholic Church in Rome. The end result was the Protestant Reformation, although Luther saw himself not as the creator of a new church, but as a reformer of the Catholic Church, leading her back to the Pauline doctrine of justification by faith alone! Sound familiar?
A few weeks ago at St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church, after 2 Mexican Priests said Mass, the statute of St. Sharbel started to bleed oil, from the head, chest and palms. Not a hoax. I went out to the church to see for myself. Since then the Knights of Columbus are guarding the statue 24/7 for its protection. Research indicates that St. Sharbel has over 300+ miracles attributed to him. If you come to Las Vegas, see for yourself and make your own opinion. RayLanfear
It's telling that Benny Hinn has a violinist play that type of song. That one he played was is also widely used by Hasidic Jews as a means of communing with God, and as a way to find answers to various theological questions. The type of worship is highly experiential, and often danced to as a sort of quasi shamanic trance. Sufi Islam, Buddhism, among others use similar variants to this. The main difference is that those religions utilize it for insight as opposed to trying to get money. In Benny Hinn's case at least it's obviously a tactic used to trick audience members into having what they think is a very spiritual experience.
I think the real reason Israel partitioned and embargoed Palestine was to keep more Benny Hinns from escaping.
This is why I still hate religion... "Religion is the opium of the people"... Religion is only an excuse to explain the unexplained. Believe in the power within you...
this rendition of this documentary is FALSE. The full documentary goes on to say (right when this one cuts off at the end of the second part) "but there is a place that miracles really DO happen" and then admits that in the Catholic Church there actually is medically and scientifically verified miracles..... the whole rest of this documentary then talks about the Catholic Story of Lourdes and possibly Fatima if I recally correctly...
Just watching this documentary shows how much bullshit there is out there.
Jesus didn't need a private jet lol let alone a big auditorium with lights and cameras etc and just remember folks the last thing Jesus did was rip off the poor and the sick from money they never had to give in the first place....wolf in sheeps clothing....now theres a thought
In the occupation of physical bodies, we are all afraid, because we are smart, to suffer physical discomfort. This causes faith healers to take money for what they do. They want to be comfortable by being rich.
It also causes others to believe in what they do and to send them money to get them to do it. They want to be comfortable by being healed.
The dynamics that underlie this are also at the foundation of our political system. We give politicians billions of dollars to "heal" our system because want to be physically comfortable.
In this process the faith healers and the politicians achieve their aim and those desiring the same thing for the same reason, those who sent all their money,.....well,...you know the rest of the story.
Our physical bodies motivate us to do what we do to each other and it is only our convicting consciences that restrains us. In the first state of our nature we are clearly more influenced by the one and not the other. Perhaps this will change when we evolve. Perhaps this change is necessary for consciousness to survive itself.
It just goes to prove that leeches like Benny Hinn and his ilk don't believe in God - they know if there was one then they would be spending eternity in Hell. But as God is a fiction they know that unless they are brought to account in this world, which is unlikely, they are safe to fleece the weak, the sick and the desperate. I have nothing but utter contempt for these false prophets who deserve to be prosecuted for fraud and imprisoned and their ill gotten gains confiscated and returned to the deserving poor and sick who have been so ruthlessly exploited.
no one has the truth,but atleast science is giving us prove..tangible data appealing da senses
Religion is fantasy, get over it and meditate to strengthen and free your mind people.
I'm Christian and these people scare me. I hope they are truly helping people.
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Wow! very interesting... First off this documentary implies that we evolved (yes i caught that) .. No we did not evolve there is no such thing as evoulation.. Second the bible states in the last days there will be many false prophets. Many will be decieved in the name of my father,but i believe there will be a special place in hell for these folks ,that decieve Gods people. In these last days the church will rise and the world will continue to fall. The world is going to start deviding. I plead with you ,who ever has not excepted christ please do not wait . No man knows the hour of christs arrival ,but you better believe its soon.. Birth Pains.... we are in those days...
Is there a part three... it seems there is no conclusion to the documentry...
Well there it is, finally explained to an understanding i can believe in. I couldn't figure it out,or taught rite, i guess. This was really well thought out and put together. I'm impressed. Have to watch again when i need it. Thanks for the knowledge.
Can we sync the audio and video on this? How horrible.
People like Benny Hinn are "the best of the best" when it comes to preying on weak minded souls. He makes money on people who are out there trying to find some sort of salvation.They dig up any bible verse they can find to further increase the size of their wallets.
I can't beleive this man has not been arrested for embezzlement. He should be tried,found quilty and sent to prison by a jury filled with people of faith. No wonder people think Christianity is just a fairy tale for the ignorant.
I personally believe there is a God with a son named Jesus Christ. But I don't believe in organized religion.There are to many groups that have different interpritations of the Bible. I know how to read and can grasp the Bible with prayer(one on one) with my Heavenly Father.
You're right, but what a great way to let off steam.
Reading these I need also to profess a few things. The US scares me. You, Ralph, scare me. I am no longer surprised by the level of delusionality that exists in the US, just plain scared. Of course, it is not just a North American problem, nor just Christian. However, take the world's leading superpower and fill it with a population of whom more than half (53 % to be precise) believe that the entire cosmos was created 6,000 years ago, and you have a mix that does not bode well for the rest of the planet.
@ Robert: You can not convince these people of anything, nor can you ask them to explain themselves and expect any answer that makes any sense. Religion is the most effective conversation stopper known to man. I applaud you for trying but take my word for it you will quit when your patience runs out one day.
To quote Sam Harris: "Among developed nations, America stands alone in these convictions. Our country now appears, as at no other time in her history, like a lumbering, bellicose, dim-witted giant. Any one who cares about the fate of civilisation would do well to recognize that the combination of great power and great stupidity is simply terrifying, even to one's friends."
Ha,Ha, I concur with @Robert Allen, he has a way with words.
And @Ralph: there is no second coming at all, it just means that the end of times will become the age of Aquarious in the zodiac, follow the water bearer, the age of picses the fish is coming to an end. Before you know it the Popes will no longer wear the fish head symbol on their heads. Then it will be the water bearer.
The whole religious thing is based on astrology, the science of the bronze age.
Don't profess to know what you don't and can't know. You were probably better off before your born-again transmogrification.
You have wasted the last 15 years of your life reading the Bible, absent a knowledge of its history, the contradictory tenets during its compilation, the reason behind the inclusion of some books and the exclusion of others and the widely varying manuscripts. You obviously have no concept of what the Bible is, much less the age in which it coalesced. Hence your statements anent a second coming, etc. equate to fustian and rant.
You write of Satan, but again you know nothing. However, let me start you off. The term Satan is Greek for accuser and early concepts of this entity portrayed this "being" indifferently, i.e., he was neither good nor evil. Now, you take it from there.
Since time immemorial, every kook and crackpot has been predicting the end of the world based on some cockamamie interpretation of the Bible, especially Revelations--and, think about it, they've all failed miserably. So on what do you base your knowledge that the apocalypse is near?
So spare me the dogma and feed me the evidence--and I don't mean the biblical "evidence" either--and try, try, try to come up with something concrete and failing that try, try, try to read more.
Sorry to say that it is so very true that many false prophets and teachers will arise in the last days. I've been a reborn Christian since 96 and have studied the bible inside out, and yes, Jesus said do not be deceived by false prophets and teachers, it makes me angry too how they exploit many innocent people. These are prophetic signs of the end times. Because Satan has twisted and corrupted mankind, many people will turn away from God and not believe in him and in Jesus. And many people will grow cold and have no love. Truth is, the second coming of Christ is almost here, and the end of this evil and cruel world will be destroyed by God himself and his angels, then he will create a new one, without pain and suffering, and anyone who confesses with his mouth that Jesus died and rose again for our salvation will live in God's new kingdom for all eternity. If you don't believe, just ask him with a pure sincere heart to come into your life, and he will personally show you that he exists with great love!
Sound is like 10 seconds out of sync
Well, to be more precise it is commonly referred to as biogenesis, the theory where life is created via biological matter, and the contrary, abiogenesis, where it is created from inorganic matter.
It's called organogenesis NEgri, and life arise from organogenesis, not some imaginary deity or some other human contrivance. And, you need to be able to discern "fact" from "fallacy," or "fact" from "fiction."
The gospels of Mathew, John, and Luke have conflicting stories about the life of christ, this is a fact.
Get some education Negri, it's the only way.
Obviously you don't know much and what you assert you know is not worth knowing.
I know only the fact that the Lord has created human being and all living beings surroundings you and the Bible says that we must worship HIM and HE IS JESUS CHRIST.
This is medication that may give you some relief from your psychopathology. You should look into it since this is the 21st century and there is no need for you to suffer. Good luck.
Look at Jesus Christ only and live life according to the Bible and seek His guidance. I assure you, the Holy Spirit will speak to you spiritually.
Read 1 Peter 5:7 carefully. At the outset, I thought worldy things but finally, the Holy Spirit guided me that this verse is for Spiritual. Amen
I hate it how the audience spend all the money they have to get to these "services" and then use credit cards etc... to give even more in donations. Most of the people that go are not that intelligent. I am an atheist, but I thought Jesus lived amongst the poor. He did not have a Mercedes Camel to ride to his sermans. Why are there so many blacks in his audience?
Faith "healer" = parasite exploiting the desperate, the ignorant, the uneducated.
No different than the pentecostal white trash, Sarah Palin exploiting people who live in states that host the majority of churches and meth labs.
Instinct tells me that bishma is just another tel-evangelical exploiter profiting on those who are desperate and disenfranchised. You can't get any lower than a televangelist ..... Hinn, Hagee, PTL, TBN. Thieves, zealots, American white trash.
Stupid, stupid Americans
First of all learn to write! Even if you have nothing to say, learn to express it clearly.
Secondly, spare us your illiterate maxims and general mindlessness.
Faith healer = fraud.
Faith healer = trickster.
Faith healer = cheat.
Faith healer = thief.
Also, one more thing:
They compare healing people, helping others who have nothing, and no others to take care of them. Such a Hero, a saint they compare with making war. =D
This Documentary will make you more religious rather then what their original purpose was about it.
I don´t argue with success. And why people look at the (possible) error, is beyond me. Edison made 10 000 Errors before he invented the light bulb.
Look at the success if you care for your life.
What a rip off!!!:/
For those who believe in Christ! 1. Stop getting HIGH on God!!! 2. Stop making money on God!!!
Are there more than 2 parts to this? If there are, can someone please help me out? I really want to see more of it. Cheers
Don't insult the intelligence of those with intelligence! As with all alleged faith healings, we have no proof except for someone's word and if your blog is a representation of your intelligence, I certainly don't believe you.
Faith is a fraud!
As I read the comments of the ignorant,and I laugh!! It was the same with in the time of my Savior. As he said, I say unto you, "A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it". Mat 16:4. The proof is faith alone!! However my own personal proof with in my self manifest my restoration form extreme asthma, and that exist far more then you do my friend. DR's said it would cost me $1200 a month in medication to keep my Asthma under control. I did not have that kind of money. What cured the issue was my faith and standing on Gal 3:13. With in a 3 day period healing took place. I will say that those 3 days while believing for healing were the worst the asthma had ever been. It was faith and belief that "Gods word is true and every man a lier" that this issue that had plauged my existence. Besides its not these men who heal, they r just tools of the Father. Its God that heals, not man.
As a man of faith my heart breaks for you! I pray that Aba will one day chose to reveal himself and his amazing love to you! Not just you, but ALL of you!!! "One day every knee will bow, and every tong will confess" until then you will believe what you want to see, despite how much proof is given to you. I say these things not with a harsh tong, but genuine concern. My only and true heart is that you would know the same God I know and share in his amazing love, by the way that includes healing as well. Good luck with your search for truth, I hope one day you can be where I am sitting knowing the difference between the WORLD and the WORD.
@ Charles B
I would be interested in empirical proof of your claim of faith healing. Since you claim to know several, this should not be a difficult request. Where is the documented empirical proof of your claims please??