Thursday, July 17, 2008

Charismatic Inconsistency

Everyday I find myself becoming more and more fed up with the Charismatic movement and all that it teaches. Charismatic leaders and teachers can say anything and make all kinds of claims and it seems that no one in the movement will hold them accountable. Today I came across two things that I want people to take the time to consider:

First, let's look at some Charismatic teaching:

From the Assemblies of God web-site:

WE BELIEVE...Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G]
Here is the link to the statement: Healing

The Charismatic teaching on this is very clear. Jesus did not only provide spiritual healing on the cross but also physical healing for Christians now. That means if a christian is sick or hurt they can be healed now!

Now let's Look at some claims made by Charismatics:

Charismatics claim that people are being raised from the dead today!

Consider this video from Todd Bentley

Now while these claims are bing made, the following news was reported. This was found on the Charisma Magazine website:

The news of a car crash that left the Rev. Timothy Wright critically injured and claimed the lives of his wife and grandson has sparked a nationwide prayer vigil for the famed gospel singer and Pentecostal pastor. Here is the link to the orignal story:

Ok charismatics, raise them from the dead! Healing is a guarantee according to your doctrine. Heal the pastor from all of his injuries! I am waiting ... do it! Come on, stop talking and making all kinds of wild claims and actually do it!
The wife and grandson of this pastor are still dead! Come on what's wrong? You guys don't have enough faith? Ohh I know what's wrong, the Rev. Wright doesn't have enough faith! So I am sure you charismatics are writing him very nice letters letting him know that if he would just believe his wife would be raised and he would be healed! It can't be God's fault. I mean he dies on the cross to guarantee healing according to your doctrine, so whose fault is it?

Yes, I am sick of the charismatic lies and false teaching!
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This morning I read in John that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead after being dead for days, and buried in a tomb, wrapped in a shroud.

Millions can read this account for themselves. Why do millions not get excited over it? Why do millions watch Todd on TV and believe a letter and get excited over it? Why don't they get excited over God's word? Maybe they do.

I know Jesus can raise people from the dead. But Todd?

Why is the power of God localized and controlled in one city and through one channel on TV and by one man?

Let us be discerning.

July 18, 2008 at 7:37 AM  

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