There is no shortage of outrageous claims from the more fundamentalist sects of many mainstream religions. However, as reason, science, and logic become the norm and the more ridiculous claims from believers in the supernatural can often earn one a visit from the men in white coats, many people are keeping their more unbelievable beliefs under wraps. Not Cindy Jacobs of the New Apostolic Reformation, though. Not only is she a self-styled “respected prophet,” an “apostle,” and a successful televangelist, but Jacobs also claims she can raise the dead. Yep, you read it right, folks. This lady claims to have the ability to raise dead children, according to Right Wing Watch:
The bible says the same power is in us that raised Christ Jesus from the dead. I see someone; you literally had a child that just died. And I speak to the spirit of death in that child in the name of Jesus and I command you to leave that child. I speak to the spirit of infirmity that caused the child’s death and I say “Live in Jesus name! Live!’ And I see a child coughing, waking up, oh we saw that in Pakistan, we saw a little boy raised from the dead, just like that. God is on the move. God is on the move!
Watch the lunacy:
None of this is surprising, though, if you consider Jacobs’ start in the religion business was with the founder of the New Apostolic Reformation, C. Peter Wagener who has, in the past, claimed that gifted people such as himself can “do the same or greater things than Jesus did” and Jacobs herself once claimed that Satan “wants to steal God’s family and create tyranny”, and that healthcare reform would require anyone who received care to have a computer chip “put in their finger.”
Just WOW. Just when we thought this sort of thing was starting to be filed where it belongs under “cult teachings,” it comes out of the woodwork and onto mainstream television as if these claims are legitimate. One step forward, two steps back, I suppose.