8.18.2008

Revival?

I don't know if you heard about this florida revival thing that was going on down in Lakeland, FL. I talked to a couple people about it because they were curious what I thought about it, but I don't think I posted anything here about it. I was able to watch some of it on GodTV (which I don't recommend viewing).
Anyway, the point here is that the whole thing seemed weird. It seemed as though the guy thought that he was a rock star. Turns out that the leader of the revival was having an affair whilst performing healing miracles and pouring out the holy spirit.
Ed Stetzer has a great post about the gullibility of evangelicals. At root I think is that we're too trusting. We don't like to research things for ourselves. And most of all we want to be part of something special. Something unique. Something that can't be explained other than God.
The thing is, we'll never be part of something like that if we don't want to explore the Bible for ourselves and have it speak into our lives as opposed to having it filtered through a prophet. JM

2 comments:

Jeremy said...

People want to believe in something and if they aren't comparing what they are being "taught" to what is in the Bible, then they will gladly walk down that road as far as the "teacher" or "prophet" will take them...

This Lakeland guy was/is uber-creepy...

Josh Mc Alister said...

Definitely. We're lazy people and not willing to work on really looking into what somebody is saying. That being said, I never heard Todd Bentley say anything besides "Fire!" and talk about how amazing the revival was. No truth. Just a show. Disappointing.