Friday, July 9, 2010

Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey?

I've heard people talk about this video for a while, but it wasn't until my friend Ben at Christianity, Post VHS posted the video that I took the time to watch it. Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to witness the most insane 8 and a half minutes of your life:

Where do I begin!

First, let me start off by saying I'm not an expert on healing ministries. However, I will say that I don't remember Jesus leading the blind men and lame beggars into a funny dance. I also don't remember reading anything about the hokey pokey being used as an effective method for curing illness. But the thing that ticked me off the most was when the pastor says, "Alzheimer's is not biblical." So does that mean my grandmother is a heretic? Can she have her mind fully restored again if she goes to this church and does a funny little dance?

I do believe that God is a healer, but I think His healing power is bigger (and better) than a funny little dance.


  1. Wow - that was one crazzzy video! I think it's bad when leaders use emotional techniques to work the crowd up in to a state of emotion which can mimic the work of the Spirit. However, I think we need to be really careful about judging on these issues - there is plenty of Biblical president for God using very weird methods (David dancing down the street in a loincloth!) to do His work.

  2. That has got to be the funkiest version of the Hokey Pokey I've heard:
    The Bible does say in 1 Corinthians:
    27[No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.
    28And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,
    29So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.