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« on: August 25, 2014, 02:58:17 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQiK_hMVC2k

I've known about this for a while, but I've only just recently started to look at it again.  On the whole, I'm very skeptical about these kinds of things, but the energy and love that seems to be pouring forth from this just cannot strike me as wrong.  Is the Toronto Blessing good or bad?

I will admit that things like this give me pause:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCeVZ6e2T0E
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 03:19:02 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQiK_hMVC2k

I've known about this for a while, but I've only just recently started to look at it again.  On the whole, I'm very skeptical about these kinds of things, but the energy and love that seems to be pouring forth from this just cannot strike me as wrong.  Is the Toronto Blessing good or bad?

I will admit that things like this give me pause:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCeVZ6e2T0E

It is bad. When people laugh so hard that they lose control of their bladder, it is not funny. Plus the weird and scary animal sounds that come out of their mouths is not godliness or speaking in tongues.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 03:20:39 PM »

They look like they're having seizures.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 04:51:31 PM »

It looks a lot more like possession than with anything remotely divine.
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:57:33 PM »

    I'm convinced that it is demonic :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbVYalAE5-8
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:08:04 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQiK_hMVC2k

I've known about this for a while, but I've only just recently started to look at it again.  On the whole, I'm very skeptical about these kinds of things, but the energy and love that seems to be pouring forth from this just cannot strike me as wrong.  Is the Toronto Blessing good or bad?

I will admit that things like this give me pause:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCeVZ6e2T0E

What do you mean by "energy" and "love" and "wrong"?

I think it is a blessing only in the ironic sense that many people have become so cursed by modern stricture and stress that a psychosocial hysteria must be a blessed relief for them. Certainly to be relieved and to laugh are good things, but this is possibly the most lamentable form in which those goods could come. In addition, compared to the usual weeping and fainting and screaming and babbling Pentecostal revival usually comprises, I'm glad they have found an alternative. But since I think you are probably asking "Is this good worship?" or "Is this the special presence of the Holy Spirit?" my answer is no, no, no.
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