> Talking about alcoholics...
> A few years after I'd left the walk, in the
> mid-80's or so I think, I looked up Winston Nunes,
> the famous layer on of hands from JRS's Latter
> Rain days in the event in Seattle that supposedly
> began JRS's unique revelations (later we found out
> he'd plagiarized most of it from a variety of
> sources, especially Latter Rain). Rev Nunes was
> still alive and preaching. and I as I remember he
> had jet black hair while in his 80's (what's up
> with evangelical preacher's and their hair color).
> I joined the congregation for a season, but being
> so PTSD over the Walk, I never got up the nerve to
> ask Nunes if he remembered JRS.
> Anyway, I distinctly remember one sermon Nunes was
> talking about substance abuse (don't remember
> why). He talked about aggressive and charismatic
> evangelical preachers he had known over the years,
> "preaching 8 - 10 times in a week, sometimes 4 - 5
> times on a Sunday", he commented that no human
> being could keep up that kind of pace without
> chemical support, either cocaine or alcohol. The
> whole thing stuck with me because I couldn't help
> thinking he was talking about JRS... I'd heard
> rumors but never knew for sure... imagine that..
Thanks for mentioning Nunes. Here's a link on his history. note right away Benny Hin is mentioned as a follower [lrm1948.blogspot.com
Ok, so we all need teachers. What I find interesting is that there core "inspirations" for all of the well known preachers. My theory is that JRS along with all of these other evangelicals got their "revelations" from these other preachers who drew crowds ( Smith Wiggleworth, Aimee Simple MacPhearson, Kathryn Kulman - JRS spoke of ALL of them. WJ trained at Aimee's temple with JRS under his feet.)
2 points here
-plagiarism. Quoting someone id fine- but passing off as your unique messages straight for God- EH?
- looks like somebody loved the lime-light of the massive congregations.
Who can fault anyone fore wanting to self -improve or be an actor? Those who love to perform on a stage in front of a crowd study their skills. The are understudies of other actors and actresses. They learn to entertain the crowds. There's rush to be the star on a stage. ( Look at Aimee S McP and Kathryn K- so flamboyant!) They all knew stage tricks. m-m-m?
My theory is JRS aspired the same adoration. He learned from the most successful at it. I cringe to say this that as a young girls I was memorized by his style. JRS knew how to entertain the audience with a Bible in his hand. I felt the emotion every bit as much as I did when Bambie's Mother died and Rhet Butler told Scarlet " Frankly my dear, I don;t give a damn".
OUCH! Admitting to treasuring emotional feelings from theatrical productions of his preaching style is radical- I never thought i would say this.
Do I ever make any sense to any one? This is nuts!
Thanks again for mention Nunes.