Preacher Agrees to Cancer Surgery

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  1. Rich_UK

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    "Gene Scott, a flamboyant televangelist who previously relied on faith healing to cure his prostate cancer, announced he would undergo surgery Monday at UCLA Medical Center, saying his disease had run "out of control."

    A statement by three of his organizations said the 75-year-old preacher had discovered this month that a "golf ball-sized cancer" had spread to his bladder from his prostate, where cancer was first diagnosed four years ago. The statement said Scott would also undergo radiation treatment and chemotherapy, which could prolong his life for two years.

    The spread of cancer "comes as a sobering shock to this religious leader who advocates faith healing" instead of regular medical care, said the statement by his Los Angeles University Cathedral, University Broadcast Systems and Wescott Center. Scott made the announcement of his impending surgery on his global telecast Sunday...

    Scott — a blunt-talking, cigar-chomping preacher who claims 15,000 Los Angeles congregants and a worldwide satellite television audience — planned to return to his regular broadcast this Sunday. Scott has never dissuaded followers from receiving medical treatment, saying only that he wanted to "give God the first shot" before resorting to traditional medical care. "

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-scott21sep21,1,4090810.story?coll=la-headlines-california
     
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    Another faith healer without faith?
     
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    Yeah....seems to be. What gets me is that (although this has been said countless times), the fact that people seriously buy into all that stuff. How can people with even an ounce of brain take those guys seriously. Even atheists that I know, with their unspiritual mind, can discern these phonies from genuine believers in Christ it seems. Mind you, I think my cat probably could aswell.
     
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    People like Scott really turn people away from the church; we are seeing more, and more of his kind every day.
    With the Love Jesus gave me.
    With love of GOD the Father,
    Wuith love of GOD the Son,
    With love of GOD the Holy Spirit,
    All three make one.
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    Ya think? What is it about the verse "thou shalt not test the Lord thy God" that doesn't sink in with people. The problem with Gene Scott et al, is that, by refusing treatment in favor of healing by "faith", the disease will continue to run rampant. Meanwhile, they pray for healing, forgetting that perhaps a qualified surgeon was the answer to prayer in teh first place. If ya wanna pray for healing, that's fine. I recommend it. But do not presume to tell God how He should heal you.

    It's like praying that God protects you from floodwaters, and when He sends you a boat, you ignore it, and continue to pray for protection. We typically call that "drowning".
     
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    Gene Scott is way out in left field, but I don't think he's a "faith healer" in the sense you're thinking of. God judged Asa because he turned to the physicians first instead of God. He also gave James 5:13-15 to the local church. I don't agree with Scott on much, but I have to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.
     
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    Greg - you're right. Scott is a looney-tune but not another Oral Roberts.

    Oh, wait. Oral Roberts built a hospital because he KNEW his-faith healing was quackery . .
     
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    I agree with Dr Bob. Thankfully, Oral Roberts changed his tune as he got older. Gene Scott appears to only know one song.
     
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    Let's pray that Gene Scott will get well and that God will richly bless the remainder of his life.
     
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    Say what? I've listened to Scott and his teaching in days gone by and I will pray for his eternal soul. I do not for a moment think that the man is born again by faith as the Bible teaches.

    "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." Jn 3:36 KJV1769 revision
     
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    Healt, wealth and prosparity
    To make a long story short, I had a neighbore a while back who had cancer she told her kids up to her last breath that God was going to heal her.
    I often wonder about those kids how that would effect there walk with the Lord. If they ever would come to the Lord after hearing and seeing that situation and there mom promissing them that God would heal her. I despise that whole healt, wealth and prosperity doctrine.

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    I have no problem with health, wealth, and prosperity. This is scriptural. What is NOT scriptural is equating scriptural health with a life of no ailments. What is NOT scriptural is equating sctiptural wealth with money. What is NOT scriptural is equating scriptural prosperity with the accumulation of material goods. This is where prosperity gospel and WoF get off track and onto the track of false doctrine.
     
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    is Gene Scott the one who uses profanity and tells people not to call him and leave a message for him to call back because he doesn't call anyone back? If he's the one I'm thinking of, I agree with Dr. Bob -- I don't think Scott is a believer.
     
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    How come nobody ever noticies that 100% of these faith healers end up dying from something and 100% of their followers do likewise. [​IMG]
     
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    :D :D

    Like Mary Baker Eddy (Christian Science, sickness iss all in your mind) wore glasses. And, you're right. She died!
     
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    When I was in Bible college, on one particular day our theology professor said “and now class, I will give you all the evidence you need to prove that faith healers are false teachers”.

    “They all die”.

    Then he went on to the next topic.

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    What do you call the Health wealth and prosperity Gospel?
    Because the way I have allways defined it and everyone I have ever known defined it. Sure isn't even close to being Scriptual.

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    I define it as teaching that God blesses us with lots of money, no health problems, and material things. While it's true that these things are blessings from God, they are generally not promised to us in scripture.
     
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    I've watch Dr. Scott occassionally, primarily because he's a hoot, over the last several years. I've never seen him say anything to suggest that his salvific state is questionable.

    Just because someone doesn't hold exclusively to my brand of Christianity doesn't permit me the opportunity to question their standing with Christ. God is far more gracious than I allow Him to be sometimes.

    I pray Dr. Scott pulls through.
     
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    No one has answered me on this. Is Scott the one who smokes cigars, uses offensive language, and says he does not call people back - they need to keep calling him. Is he or is he not this person? I've heard a tape of this guy and I thought it was Scott. If not, maybe someone knows who it is.
     

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