Holy Laughter

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  1. gekko

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    ok. i think this has gone too far. but they'll go farther...

    saw the news tonight. this church. everybody's in convulsions and laughing hysterically and all that.

    the preacher of the church said it was cause of the holy spirit...

    yah... the spirit of darkness... give me a break.

    what ya'll think of this?
     
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    This has been going on for a long time. I believe it has its roots in what has been called the Toronto Blessing. It is not of God.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Run away from it---fast!!

    Run away from it---far!!

    Bro. David
     
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    Roflol....roflol...roflol.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    UnGodly garbage...

    Oh yeah... That stuff is weirdoville all the way! :eek: even when I was in with them tongue babblers... I knew that stuff was wacked... Thank the Lord for the sanity of the Baptist Church! :thumbs: :thumbsup: :praying:

    -WTD
     
  7. Tom Butler

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    I read somewhere about churches where they don't bother with laughter--they bark like dogs. They call it "barking in the spirit." Anybody else heard of this?

    I betcha nobody goes to sleep during those services. I've heard a couple of preachers who induced me to snore in the spirit.
     
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    :laugh:

    Sounds like a church that has gone to the dogs.

    I don't even want to know what the drinking fountains at that church look like.

    When they do The Lord's Table, I guess they would have to get Milkbone's unleavened biscuits.
     
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    Lest anyone think Iwas joking about the barking churches, I wasn't.

    But all seriousness aside, if they're barking in an unknown dog language, wouldn't they need an interpreter in order to be Biblical?

    cc, Milkbone biscuits for the Lord's Supper? Of course, what else?
     
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    Maybe they could call Dr. Doolittle as their pastor!!!

    Bro Tony
     
  11. Tom Butler

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    I just Googled "barking in the spirit."

    The following excerpt came from an article at http://truthandgrace.com/chaos.htm

    Couldn't identify the author of the article.

    The time frame is in the early part of the 19th century.

    Evangelists had swarmed over the hill country, preaching in great open-air camp meetings where silent, lonely frontiersmen gathered to sing and shout. Revivalists knew their hell intimately - geography, climate, and vital statistics - and painted the sinner's fate so hideously that shuddering crowds surged forward to the bushel-box altars to be born again. Hundreds fell to the ground senseless, the most elegantly dressed women in Kentucky lying in the mud alongside ragged trappers. Some were seized with the "jerks," their head and limbs snapping back and forth and their bodies grotesquely distorted. Those who caught the "barks" would crawl on all fours, growling and snapping like the camp dogs fighting over garbage heaps behind the tents. The Kentucky Revival, page 26; No Man Knows My History, page 14.

    I deduced from the article that some of this occurred during Finney's revivals.
     
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    Here's an excerpt from a news story by John Burnett of National Public Radio, who went to West Africa to search for the roots of voodoo:

    The full story at:
    http://www.npr.org/news/specials/notebook/2004/feb/jburnett.voodoo.html

    In one gathering, a woman splashed sanctified water onto a circle of people anxious to receive blessings, as well as relief from the sub-Saharan heat. Exquisite drumming and singing and chanting broke out spontaneously from knots of believers. Women fell into trances, shrieking and barking as the spirit of their particular deity entered them..

    I think I'm through making jokes about this stuff.

    We'd call this demon possession in Africa.

    What should we call it when it happens in mostly-white American churches?
     
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    I dont know where it started but I saw video footage of it going on at the so called "Toronto Blessing". Very wicked looking stuff. The video was shown in a college course.
     
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    Find a guy with an Aussie accent and a phenomenal memory, buy him a nice suit and tie, hand him a Bible to read on the airplane, and send him to the USA. Thousands will become his followers, send him millions of dollars, while the little local church on the corner can't pay its pastor more than minimum wage. Go figure.
     
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    I've watched some of the out of control laughter people on some TV show (I think Rodney Browne?) How can any reasonable person think this is from the Lord? Yikes!

    To me, it's like the slippery slope..
    The door opens up when one little thing gets taken out of context and twisted and that becomes the focus of the group. Then...another thing then another thing...

    It's a sign of the times, folks!
     
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    We used to live near PEnsacola, Florida, where an offshoot of the Toronto Blessing was being held. It was called the Pensacola Outpourring and it was held at Brownsville Assembly of God. As thousands were being &quot;saved&quot;, churches were splitting left and right, ours included, because of these type &quot;manifestations&quot;. We went to the services a few times to see what was going on first hand, and these things that you all have posted are absolutely true. The laughed, they barked, they shook (kinda looked like seizures, and almost everyone was doing it), angels were running around in the balcony, one kid got on stage (and I say stage, not platform) and shot demons with an imaginary bow and arrow for hours on end. I didnt see it, but was told that they were even &quot;birthing the spirit&quot; - getting in the birthing position and birthing him (yeah, the Holy Spirit. They were even reporting sightings of gold flecks floating in the sancuary - obviously God's manifestation and blessing on what was happening. One family even brought a dead child to the evangelist, on ice, as he had claimed that he felt even the dead would be raised during this event. That one even made the newspapers. So yeah, some people really believe this mess. How sad.


    PS, you can read about it here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownsville_Revival
     
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    Where'd they get the kid? Did they raise him?

    I saw this on TV. I've been known to get a few laughs but those guys were laughing as a form of worship.
     
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    c'mon, EVERYBODY join in...

    Ohhhhh...myyyyyyy....name is ticklish Reuben from way down in old Vermont...

    I've been tickled by almost everything....

    I've been tickled by a feather, I've been tickled by a wasp;

    I've been tickled by a yellow bumblebee...

    A ha haha haha ha ha....
     
  19. TaterTot

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    oh Rbell, you been in da puppet box again???lol.
    No they didnt raise the dead body. If I remember correctly, he didnt even try, there was some law broken for carrying a body across state lines or something, and he wouldnt get involved.
     
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    Interesting, I would think they could beat the charge if he raised the body??? :praise:
     

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