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18th July 2008, 04:09 AM
God gives a sign through dentistry:
18th July 2008, 04:34 AM
My favourite part -
"I visited my dentist who confirmed that the tooth had not been there during my last check-up. He wanted to know who had put it there and I told him it was God.
"He is now writing a letter of confirmation to my church."So the dentist is writing a letter confirming that sometime between her last visit, and the one previous to that, she got a gold tooth?
Well that convinces me, it must have been God. :rolleyes:
18th July 2008, 04:35 AM
Oh thank god...
18th July 2008, 04:44 AM
I liked this sentence:
"I called my husband Terry and we were both amazed."
Was that because his name is really Dave? :)
18th July 2008, 04:44 AM
The best bit is the aptly named tooth owner "Carol Bull" :D
18th July 2008, 05:38 AM
Well if she's gone to the trouble of getting her dentist to confirm it then she's not delusional. Could be a fake? Could be a covert dentist? Could it be real?
18th July 2008, 06:38 AM
Common story from the Toronto Blessing crowd.
After sharing his good news with his television flock Thiessen talked to his brother the dentist. "He said, 'If you want to give God credit for my work that's fine with me but I put that gold in 12 years ago. Thiessen said he had simply "forgotten" he'd had the work done. " I had an expectant heart I was open to the experience" yesterday morning, Thiessen recanted to his audience. " I told people to please check their dental records before they declare a miracle. Please check with your dentist."
18th July 2008, 06:42 AM
As for Mr Bentley:
Bentley's services feature faith healing, a common aspect of the Charismatic movement. Testimonies of people being healed during the services seem to be a major reason that many people are drawn to attend, but Bentley's behavior and validity of the evidence of healings has been criticized. In particular, a Nightline interviewer personally asked Bentley for three examples of cures, which Bentley said he would supply but he didn't. The report concluded "not a single miracle could be verified." The medical corroboration of both the injuries sustained due to Bentley's actions and the healings themselves have been a topic of discussion in the media. Though Bentley does not charge for attendance to the revivals, each brings in tens of thousands of dollars, which Bentley said pays for his outreach and staff. According to MSNBC in May, Bentley has received criticism for his finances which the ministry said he draws a "standard salary" and "Bentley said he was willing to open Fresh Fire Ministries’ bookkeeping records for the Lakeland revival meetings, but has yet to provide the documentation to msnbc.com".
18th July 2008, 06:59 AM
The usual outrage applies here:
God foregoes starving children in Africa so a couple of old biddies would go ga-ga over gold teeth. Serves those kids right for not being baptized, I guess.
A few days later I was thinking about Carol and looked in the mirror. To my amazement I found a gold tooth as well.Could this be called "I-want-in-on-the-action-too" confirmation?
ETA: Seems like "I-want-in-on-the-action-too" confirmation is contagious, judging from the newspaper article in Thing's first link:
Mary Glazier, an Alaska evangelist, was on Thiessen's program last week discussing the phenomenon [of gold teeth] and other miracles.
Over dinner at Thiessen's home that night, the conversation continued. When the broadcaster later looked in the mirror, he saw a miracle.
18th July 2008, 07:16 AM
I think I'll knock out all my teeth and pray for a mouthful of gold!
18th July 2008, 07:20 AM
Todd could probably arrange that for you:
Bentley, for instance, once claimed God told him to kick a woman in the nose with his cowboy boots.
Bentley said such incidents are rare and never have resulted in physical harm.
“Sometimes when you're dealing with a demon spirit, it's done with great force,” he said. “Also, for me, it's a simple act of wanting to be obedient.”
Watch him boast about the people he's beaten up in the name of the Lord:
And there is this older lady worshipping right in front of the platform. (audience laughter) And the Holy Spirit spoke to me--the gift of faith came on me--He said, "Kick her in the face with your biker-boot." (audience laughter)
I think I just found a new sig.
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