The Pentecostal/ Charismatic “Slain in The Spirit” Lie

A few years ago at a small Pentecostal church in a neighboring community, a visitor who was “slain in the spirit” sued the church for $50,000 due to his being “slain” caused him significant bodily injury, I mean, the man had to have surgery and this was after the “prophet” hit him in his ear and told him that God was going to restore his hearing and that he would never need to wear a hearing aid again! The entire event was captured on video tape that was made available to purchase by the church for $5.00. The pastor settled out of court. After that occurrence, a number of Pentecostal evangelists in the area began to erect signs in their church that read,“FALL AT YOUR OWN RISK,” that alone should satisfy any doubt that many people have concerning the validity of “being slain in the spirit.”  It seems like this is the latest trend occurring in many Pentecostal churches today- people suing for damages caused by being “slain”. 

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Terms such as being “slain in the spirit” and “falling under the anointing” or “being drunk in the spirit” are not found in the bible. The only mentions of being drunk in the bible always has a negative connotation. The only place that mentions “spiritual drunkenness” is Isaiah 29: 9-14, and it refers to God’s judgment upon sin and apostasy. The false teachers who promote being drunk in the spirit point to the Christian bible, Acts 2:13 as justification for their aberrant practice. On the day of Pentecost, as the apostles were preaching the gospel, some in the crowd said, “They have had too much wine.” The statement was obviously a mockery of the apostles, and Peter denies even the slightest inebriation (verse 15).  False Christian teachers take that verse and say it’s “evidence” that Peter and the apostles were preaching in a senseless stupor.  

There are no scriptures that explain or even reference anything about one being prayed for and falling to the floor and remaining unconscious for a period of time! Some people even behave as if they are having convulsions!

A theophany (thee AH’ fuh nee) is a physical appearance of God to a human being. Several theophanies are described in the Hebrew bible (aka Old Testament) but all had one thing in common. No one saw God’s actual face or touched Him, even Moses did not receive that privilege. Although the Torah lists several instances of Jacob and Moses speaking to the Lord “face to face,” that must have been a figure of speech for a personal conversation, because God specifically told Moses:   “…you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” (Exodus 33:20) So could you imagine what would happen if He touched you? It would seem that all blemishes and imperfections would instantly leave ones body if our Holy God Of The Universe touched you.  In 2 Samuel 6:6-7 here’s what happened when God “touched” someone:
But when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen nearly upset it. And the anger of the Lord burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God. 

In the vision described in Isaiah 6, It wasn’t God who touched his lips but a seraph touched a coal to his lips, the seraph didn’t even touch him: … Isaiah 6:2 Seraphs stood in attendance on Him. Each of them had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his legs, and with two he would fly. ….. Isaiah 6:6 Then one of the seraphs flew over to me with a live coal… he touched it to my lips and declared, “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt shall depart and your sin be purged away'” In Jeremiah 1:9 it reads: Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.   Every sending mentioned concerning a hand is an expression of stretching forth. Another explanation is like the Targum: And the Lord sent the words of His prophecy.

I have heard reports where people claim to have been “pushed” or “forcefully assisted” to fall backwards. Many people claim to experience an energy or a force that causes them to fall back however, there is no biblical basis for this. There may be an energy or force involved, but it is not from God or His holy Spirit it is most likely either an imagined force or demonic entity envolvement.

Such behavior is debased and “leads to debauchery.” Debauchery means “lawless insolence or unmanageable caprice”.

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God wants every aspect of our lives as His children to be under the complete control of His Spirit, this doesn’t come by drunkenness and it does not mimic the effects of drunkenness. Acting drunk and blaming it on the spirit of God is sin and those who teach spiritual intoxication are more closely allied with Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and drunkenness than with the true God of the Universe. When God breathed life (His Spirit) into Adam, I don’t believe that Adam laid on the ground unconscious for hours or walked around as if in a drunkard stupor. If he did, it surely was omitted from Genesis.  

Being filled with the Spirit is not an ecstatic or emotionally charged experience and is not a heavenly high or spiritual buzz. Being filled with the Spirit of God is a steady, continual submission of one’s life to the God of all creation, and will always reflect in one’s lifestyle- in private and in public. 

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The woman above can’t even dress modestly as God commands all women to do, so how could she along with those who wear tight and/or revealing clothing possibly be so engulfed and overtaken by the holy spirit of God when they can’t even obey one of His commandments? 

Look, as far as I’m concerned- if the holy Spirit of God overtakes someone to the point of rolling on the floor, laying unconscious and dancing, it should overtake that same person to LIVE ABOVE SIN and to BE HOLY not to dance around, fall unconscious then afterwards go home and indulge in willful sin again! The Holy Spirit should have the SAME EFFECT on these people at home, when they are alone in prayer as they claim it does in church (showtime). Do I believe in the Holy Spirit? YES, I do! Everyone and everything in existence that has life has the Spirit of God in him, her or it. I believe the Holy Spirit of God to be the power of divine inspiration, as well as the dramatically personified divine voice engaged in ongoing dialogue with those who study the commands of God and the writings inspired by His Spirit. 

Have you ever called one of your church members mid-week and they said, “I didn’t hear your call because I was on the floor of my kitchen slain in the spirit.”?

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The sole purpose of being in the Spirit is to overcome sin and to inherit the Kingdom of God! 

Many people are good with unauthentic public displays of what appears to be the fruits of the Spirit, but behind closed doors they do the opposite. God see’s EVERYTHING, nothing can be hid from Him. Do a reality check and it won’t be difficult to determine for yourself if you’re really living in “the Spirit” or not. Falling down and rotating on the floor doesn’t make one holy and certainly isn’t an indicator that one is filled with the Spirit of God!  

10 thoughts on “The Pentecostal/ Charismatic “Slain in The Spirit” Lie

  1. THANK YOU-FINALLY someone with enough courage to write the truth! Anyone with any sense should consider who God is- He’s the Creator of the entire universe, the heavens and everything above the heavens and the earth and everything below. If God were to REALLY literally touch someone to the point of someone falling to the floor [when lightning “touches” people they die or are left seriously injured] and He is the Creator of lightning that kills people…. I will NEVER believe that God causes people to fall to the floor, rotate and convolt without that person BEING CHANGED FOREVER! I have seen hundreds of people “slain” on Sunday and are cussing and gossiping by Wednesday.

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  2. Thank you for posting this truth! If the same lightning that was created by God causes DEATH and/or SERIOUS INJURY when it touches people- one would think that a touch from God that can cause one to fall to the floor would be more powerful than lightning! There’s a lot of people lying to themselves and underestimating the power of God! If God causes one to fall on the floor and the same person is lying, and verbally/emotionally abusing someone by Wednesday, that means being “slain” by God has no real purpose!

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  3. I have seen MANY PEOPLE falling on church floors, running around in the church and doing all sorts of things (claiming to be “in the spirit”) and one was on drugs and ended up committing suicide, another one committed suicide, one sexually molested a little girl, one cheated on her husband with someone else’s husband…. Why didn’t a “touch from God” change them? Why didn’t that “touch from God” remove their sin nature? People need to WAKE UP! A REAL encounter with God should produce REAL CHANGE!

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  4. A powerful deception, to cause those who do not sincerely love God, to believe that which is false, a test if you like, separating the genuine from the false – the genuine will hold tight to God’s Word of Truth, whilst others will be impressed with powerful/persuasive false signs and wanders (binding and loosing via the laying on of hands is also false, and far from casting Satan out, lets him into the minds, and so lives of people, religious people, as they open their minds to him through false teaching – remember – “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world,” except the false ministers keep telling you that you are indwelt by an evil spirit when you are not making Satan stronger than he is in reality) which will cause them to deny God’s True Word/Teaching, and accept false teaching, doctrine that is untrue, unbiblical, corrupting, causing people to turn away from God and His Nature/Character/Holiness/Truth, and accept a different teaching, yet still in the Name of God, and within the church.

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  5. Wow! They look….. foolish to say the least! This has absolutely nothing to do with God and I think its a big mockery of His holy Spirit

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  6. This is the only thing that will save our people. Especially the African American community! These people don’t give a damn about you! They only want YOUR money!!!!!! Got ya’ll looking like fools!

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  7. People like this need to be sued! If you have an old parent going to these type churches, especially black folk get them our NOW because all they do is prey on them and take their money. My mother was swindled out of all of her life savings by a false prophet young enough to be her grandson tricked her into giving all of her money. She got nothing back in return.

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  8. I can’t help but laugh each time I see Benny Hinn waving his coat and people falling on the floor like that. It is so hilarious to me. Isn’t it funny how not one of these clowns can heal the corona virus?

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  9. The whole thing looks so foolish to me, they look as a bunch of actors yet they deceive themselves and believe it. It is so easy to hypnotise these type people, week minded. You can get them to believe anything just say Jesus said it or holy ghost fire. It is one of the saddest things that I’ve ever witnessed and by far the most disgusting.

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