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May 15, 2011

Healing at Evangel Temple

by juju2112

I found this on Evangel Temple‘s Facebook page. It’s from last month. I used to see this church on TV all the time when I was growing up in Fort Smith. Unfortunately, they don’t put their sermons online. But this little tidbit can give you a glimpse of what goes on in their church.

We have been having a Prayer Tunnel once a month on Sunday nights. Every month we get reports of miracles & healings that take place at these services. We just got a call about another one:

A woman who was in a car accident over a year ago went through the Prayer Tunnel. Her ankle was completely shattered (bone was like powder) and she has been in a wheelchair ever since. She has had infections in her foot & leg and her doctor was considering amputating her foot.

 She went through the Prayer Tunnel Sunday night & was healed and got up out of her wheelchair. She went to the doctor yesterday & had an X-Ray. The doctor couldn’t believe it because there is now an ankle bone where there was nothing. She is now out of the wheelchair & is on crutches. Her doctor told her there was no need for amputation or even the wheelchair. She is even walking with no crutches sometimes & the doctor told her she will be off the crutches as soon as she gets her strength back to 100%.

 She was crying & praising God! She wants to let everyone know about her miracle.

Okay, this is obviously BS. How do I know this? Because every single time a claim like this has been made, when it’s looked into and scrutinized, it turns out to be false. I bet if a reporter got ahold of the lady’s name and interviewed her, and interviewed her doctor, they would find wild exaggerations in this story.

It’s sad, really, because there were tons of “Praise God” messages on the Facebook post. People going around believing that someone can go into a church in Arkansas and be healed. I don’t like my neighbors walking around in a delusional haze. I would like to see just a little bit more skepticism from the south.

I’m sure if someone from that church were to see this page, they would get mad at me for doubting. Well, if your God really is an awesome God, why not prove it? Have someone who’s injured checked out by a doctor and send them through this “prayer tunnel”. Then, after they’re healed, have the doctor check them out again, record the evidence, and broadcast it for all to see. You know, actually provide some kind of evidence. If it’s really happening, if this is reality, then you should be able to show it instead of just claiming it.

Heck, if you wanted to, you could apply for James Randi’s $1,000,000 challenge. Just duplicate a miracle under scientific conditions, and the money’s yours! Think of the witnessing you could do with that kind of money! Or, if you just wanted to put your foot in the water, you could talk to the Fayetteville Freethinkers. They offer a $5,000 reward for proof of the supernatural.

But no. They don’t like to prove stuff. They just like to claim extraordinary things and then get mad at anyone who questions it.

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