keeping a watchful eye on the wolves

Contagious Florida Fire Spreads to Belfast

Is this how the church is supposed to function? Read how Bobby Sullivan, partner of Todd Bentley, has been helping to spread the contagious Florida outpouring anointing to Belfast, Ireland, where sheep are flocking to be healed.

‘Is this the healing hand of God?’

June 21 2008

FOLLOWING reports of a boy coming back from the dead, News Letter reporter Sam McBride visted the church where, for five weeks, people have been flocking to be healed.

Within minutes of arriving at the Elim Christian Centre in Tigers Bay, the young man beside me is moving his body in a series of bizarre, jerking movements.

On stage, a Canadian man wearing a rugby top is talking into a hand-held microphone before jabbing his finger at the foreheads of two teenage girls who fall over backwards before writhing on the ground.

All the while the congregation is baying for more, arms raised, shouting words of encouragement, their cries of support interspersed with seemingly random bursts of hysterical laughter.

The Canadian on stage is Bobby Sullivan, a close associate of American tele-evangelist Todd Bentley – the man behind the “Florida Outpouring” healing phenomenon….

Read the rest of this two page article here:

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/Is-this-the-healing-hand.4209572.jp

Unfortunately, this news reporter shook his head and walked away. This is because hirelings and wolves in sheeps clothing do not care for the sheep, but would rather exploit and devour them.

You may watch Bob Sullivan at Elim Center, one of the Florida Outpouring Overflow Rooms, on video here:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/474907

The account of the above church sounds very much like the following youtube video of one such church (of unkown location) that is “under fire” [Warning: you may find this too disturbing to watch] :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwlRisYyGAI

How can this be of God when no where in the Bible is God’s healing hand displayed in this manner? This unedifying behaviour is definitely NOT how the body of Christ functions.

23Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad?

24But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all;

25the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you.

26What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation Let all things be done for edification.

1 Corinthians 14

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5 responses

  1. Christian unity faces threat from ‘healers’; North plagued by TV evangelists

    (John Coulter, Irish Daily Star)

    Take heed of Bible bashers bringing healing – it’s worse than Greeks bearing gifts!

    The North is now rife with religious rumours of miraculous healings and the dead being raised as the latest spiritual fervour from the US sweeps the island.

    But spiritual healing services and pilgrimages have been taking place throughout Ireland for generations – so why do we need these Yanks invading our country with their razzamatazz ‘laying on of hands’ rituals?

    These Yankee self-confessed healers pose a real threat to Christian unity in Ireland and should all be packed back to the States on a CIA rendition flight from Shannon Airport.

    This latest idiotic healing fad is being fuelled by tele-evangelists operating out of Florida.

    They have landed on our island like a plague of Biblical locusts and seem to have attached themselves to the Elim Pentecostal movement – one of the North’s fastest growing sects.

    People being ‘healed’ could fall on their backs shaking violently, bark like dogs, dance about as if on ‘speed’, and basically make complete tits of themselves in public.

    Having witnessed one such healing meeting and one of these ‘healers’ in action, it was more scary than any Freemasonic initiation.

    Florida healing rituals pose a bigger threat to Christian churches in Ireland than the insane Toronto Blessing ceremonies which inflicted many congregations at the turn of the millennium.

    It originated in the Canadian capital, but its arrival in Ireland split churches and even caused physical fights between some Christians.

    But why are these Florida freaks coming to Ireland again?

    Could it be that they want to cash in early for next year’s 150th anniversary commemorations of the most famous Christian event in Ireland since the arrival of St Patrick?

    In 1859, a spiritual rebirth was sparked in north east Ulster which became known as the Great Revival.

    It saw tens of thousands of people rekindle their Christian faith.

    Hundreds of commemorative services are planned next year to celebrate this landmark, but it could all be in vain if the Florida freaks have their way.

    Not for them the dignified and silent pilgrimages to Lourdes or Knock.

    This is prime time TV healing at its most ferocious.

    One of the top ‘healers’ doing the Irish rounds is Pastor Bobby Sullivan from Canada.

    I met him in March at the New Life City Elim Pentecostal church on Belfast’s loyalist Shankill Road.

    As a person, Pastor Bob is a dead-on bloke, but when he starts unveiling tales about the dead being raised, he will scare the hell out of you!

    I certainly left that Shankill March Elim meeting thinking – “what the blazes was I doing there?”

    There’s much chat about Big Ian Paisley returning as Free Presbyterian Moderator. But I can’t see him dancing on stage like a demented chicken, babbling in strange tongues, and claiming to be able to raise the dead.

    July 1, 2008
    ________________

    This article appeared in the June 30, 2008 edition of the Irish Daily Star.

    July 16, 2008 at 1:39 pm

  2. sheepyweepy

    Thanks for this article.

    July 16, 2008 at 6:36 pm

  3. faith

    ive, just wacthed you tube a church on fire, im horrorfied this could be called a christian act in any way ,god please save us from these people this is happening in my area to and i have left the elim as a result faithinmyfather

    September 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm

  4. sheepyweepy

    Hello Faith,

    Our God is faithful when we call on His name.

    Abide in Him.

    September 4, 2008 at 7:12 pm

  5. declan hedderman

    i fully agree and most of the so called healers practice nothing short of witchcraft,and the catholic church is right to have nothing to do with them,as a lot of it is demonic even though they look and sound squaky clean on the outside,i even know they are behind bi polar disorder and a lot of other diseases,and oddly enough they become experts at treating???,but in saying this they are not all bad,
    but the ones i met were lying devious sneaks and only in it for the money,and even let people die.
    god bless.declan

    May 30, 2010 at 12:02 am

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