Truth Seeker, don't you know that there are 3 doctors, 7 nurses and many other health professionals and dentists (Africa Medical Missions Ministry - look at their website: [www.lighthousechurch.com
] ) and they have been present at these events and can testify to the validity of these miracles. We are educated individuals who just happen to have a life changing experience with the God of the Universe and believe what the Foursqare denomination believes, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" Hebrews 13:8
The same Jesus who healed in the New Testament is the same Jesus who said, "He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. [b:b0b6613a32]And these signs will accompany those who believe[/b:b0b6613a32]: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; [b:b0b6613a32]they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.[/b:b0b6613a32]"
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. [b:b0b6613a32]Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it." [/b:b0b6613a32]
I think that the real matter here is not the Lighthouse Church my friend...I think it is a matter of 'do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Virgin born, prophesied Messiah, Son of God, Savior of the world'? Because if you do, it shouldn't be a problem to believe that He is still doing the same thing He was doing 2000 years ago, only this time He is working through His disciples (believers in Jesus Christ) and people are still getting healed through His name and lives are being changed for eternity. Come on Truth Seeker, read the Bible...the Truth is in there...
Check out all these verses about Jesus healing people: [www.biblegateway.com
] (oh, just to reiterate, the PEOPLE brought the sick to Jesus).
A Truth Seeker
It is not that I don't believe in divine healing, it is that so much of what is done in these "crusades" is subjective and questionable. Why not have doctors there to verify the illnesses and the healings at these crusades. It would squelch the claims of emotionalism and manipulation, don't you think?
I agree with you about going to the hospitals and healing them...but truth be told, in the new testament (and old for that matter) when people sought a miracle they usually came to the Man of God to seek it out.
Many came to Jesus and asked Him to heal them...Crippled man, Blind man, others...
I met the woman who was at the healing crusade and she testified about her healing at church one Sunday...she even stated that her doctor was shocked to see her xrays because she was completely healed.
Also, prior to visiting the lighthouse, I attended many other churches of different denominations...I've seen other miracles too.
My dad was healed of cancer just by a prayer and faith. The doctors couldn't explain it. Two xrays, one with disease a month prior and another after prayer a month later clear as a summer day.
How can you explain that?
"A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument" -
You can argue all you want, but I've seen God heal people not just at the hands of Pastor Mitchell but at the hands of many other Pastors, laypeople and ordinary Christians like me...
A Truth Seeker
A Truth Seeker
I ran into very nice Lighthouse person the other day, she doesn't believe in the shunning doctrine that they preach there - ha ha ha ha! Anyways she said that the Wayman Mitchell video they put on the web site recently has made a few people in the church upset. Quite a few people there don't like the guy. Mitchell really sets off the women, he is chauvenistic and very derrogatory when he speaks about them in general. I have been reading the other web sites about Mitchell and have learn he can very nasty from the pulpit. He believes there is some sort of spiritual conspiracy by the female race that intends to bring down pastors through adulterous liasons intentionally setup by these women. This conspiracy is worldwide and threatens his global church empire, so he is constantly pining about these so-called pastor killers. Obviously this lunatic dogma is consumed by the faithful as gospel truth and then revomitted on innocent victims.
So if you want to see the boring video of Mitchell here you go:
Hey Truth Seeker,
I saw that 'boring' video and it was actually quite interesting...
It looks like this guy Mitchell REALLY heals people! Amazing...
But its all done in the name of Jesus Christ...
Do you know of any other religions or religious leaders who are healing people like that in the name of their god(s) or leaders? Imams healing in the name of allah? Buddists healing in the name of buddha? Help me out here because I see bonafide miracles happening here and I'm getting a bit confused about all that is being written...
There were no doctors there to verify before or after these claimed healings. Sorry to be so pessimistic, there is no accountability here to these claims.
Have you ever thought of this: If Mitchell is such a great healer, why isn't he visiting every hospital in America healing these people from their afflicitions? Why isn't he using this supposed healing gift to it's fullest extent? Why does he need to have healing crusades? Does he healing gift only work in tents or church buildings?
If Mitchell has a real healing gift, then he should welcome to have a group of doctors with him to verify the affliction and verify the healing. This would lend credibility to the claims and prove that he has a healing gift. All this is suspect.