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Catholicity
03-12-2016, 12:05 PM
So what happens when you try to recreate the Angel closing the Lion's mouth and sprint toward a pride of lions intentionally?

Well apparently God doesn't like the misuse of the Bible either and this so called "prophet" should end up with an Honorable mention Darwin award which is roughly
The stupidity displayed by the participants
in the following tales stops short of the ultimate
sacrifice, but we salute their spirit and innovation.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3487255/Christian-prophet-buttocks-mauled-lion-running-pride-prove-Lord-s-power-animals-South-Africa-safari.html?ito=social-facebook

The above article shows what can happen when one misreads the Bible in a physical way. One can only begin to imagine what kinds of spiritual wounds are created by this level of misinterpretation.

rogue06
03-12-2016, 12:13 PM
It seems that this "Christian prophet" never bothered to read the Bible


"You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah. --Deuteronomy 6:16

Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’" --Matthew 4:7

And Jesus answered him, "It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’" --Luke 4:12

Christianbookworm
03-12-2016, 12:56 PM
It seems that this "Christian prophet" never bothered to read the Bible


"You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah. --Deuteronomy 6:16

Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’" --Matthew 4:7

And Jesus answered him, "It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’" --Luke 4:12

Meaning that if you jump off a building because you think God will send an angel to rescue you, you will go splat on the concrete.

Catholicity
03-12-2016, 01:18 PM
It seems that this "Christian prophet" never bothered to read the Bible


"You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah. --Deuteronomy 6:16

Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’" --Matthew 4:7

And Jesus answered him, "It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’" --Luke 4:12

Irony....one sermon we were actually taught at youth group and man did I think it was weird..."God loves it when you challenge him..." uh ur no...

Faber
03-12-2016, 01:29 PM
Speaking of a pride of lions...

A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. (Proverbs 29:23)

Catholicity
03-12-2016, 01:47 PM
The damages that the WOF misinterpretations do to people are absolutely enormous. In this particular gentlemen's case he'll only have some scar tissue to worry about, however for many others who are simply told to "pray harder" or "believe more" And God will answer them, it leaves a relationship with God that is for lack of a better word built on sand.

Christianbookworm
03-12-2016, 01:48 PM
I'm surprised the guy didn't become lion chow. I hope the idiot doesn't take this to mean he should attempt his little stunt again. Then, he may end up meeting his Maker.

37818
03-12-2016, 02:58 PM
He said: 'I don't know what came over me. Were we not given dominion over all creatures of the earth?'

If it was not demonic, it was certainly a work of the flesh - NOT the Holy Spirit.

Catholicity
03-12-2016, 04:44 PM
If it was not demonic, it was certainly a work of the flesh - NOT the Holy Spirit.
It was the natural following of unorthodox belief in Scripture. In my opinion this is what happens when we deviate too far from long held meanings and interpretations cherished by the early Fathers and passed down. I found an essay by Gary E. Gilley that well outlines the weaknesses of the WOF movement and its false teachings. The predominant idea is speak it into existence and God will do it for you.
http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/char/more/w-f.htm

Christianbookworm
03-12-2016, 04:59 PM
It was the natural following of unorthodox belief in Scripture. In my opinion this is what happens when we deviate too far from long held meanings and interpretations cherished by the early Fathers and passed down. I found an essay by Gary E. Gilley that well outlines the weaknesses of the WOF movement and its false teachings. The predominant idea is speak it into existence and God will do it for you.
http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/char/more/w-f.htm

God is not a genie. Or a gumball machine.

Sparko
03-14-2016, 12:46 PM
apparently the story is a hoax and appears every so often over the last several years.

DesertBerean
03-14-2016, 01:00 PM
LOL...I just did a check on MailOnLine. It's owned by a UK paper (Daily Mail), and according to the not so august Wikipedia, has been guilty of posting false or misleading articles...