At Pulpit & Pen, we’re trying to document all the dumb (and often dangerous) things charismatics say during this coronavirus crisis. Instead of going out and healing people (so far they’re at zero healings), they just sit around and give really bad medical advice.
For the record, Bethel’s affiliated pastor, Shawn Bolz, declared a prophecy that God had ended the virus. Perhaps Bethel didn’t get the memo. Rodney Howard Browne promised to bind coronavirus from the United States (again, it’s growing), Jim Bakker claimed his venereal disease ointment also heals coronavirus, and Rick Wiles claimed Christians are immune altogether. Pat Robertson claimed his gut-health booklet will make you immune. A charismatic prophet from New Zealand claimed that all Christians were immune. Another prophet declared that Republican states were immune. Perry Noble says coronavirus is a Satanic scheme to help socialism. Kenneth Copeland said that touching his oily hand through the television would heal coronavirus.
And now, Lou Engle has suggested that a three-day fast will stop coronavirus.
To take a stand against the destructive spread of the Coronavirus, we are calling the global Church to a three-day Esther Fast, March 18th – March 20th, to humble ourselves, confess our sins and the sins of our nation (Joel 2), and cry out to God for mercy. Then, on the third day, as when Esther went before the king, let us gather together in small or large groups and stand as the Ekklesia before the King of Glory! Let us stretch out His rod of authority out of Zion and rebuke the Coronavirus in united corporate agreement, believing in faith that the storm will abate, stadiums will be filled, and 2020 will go down as the year of the historic advance of evangelism and missions worldwide. Would you join us for this three-day Esther Fast, March 18th – March 20th?
Yeah. That’s going to work.
Health experts are recommending that people eat a healthy diet during this scare in order to boost their immune system. Healthy America says, “Vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts are loaded with nutrients that are essential for our immune system. Consuming them on a daily basis boosts the immunity. For a healthy liver, cruciferous vegetables like Kale, Broccoli and Cabbage should be included in daily diet. Healthy liver ensures the body’s’ natural detoxification process.”
Whereas intermittent fasting can “reboot” the immune system, total fasting – that which was suggested by Engles, can make immunity go through the floor.
Health experts say, “… we found that food intake secures the integrity and function of the gut mucosal immune system through nutritional signaling…Nutritional deprivation impairs mucosal immunity, leading to immune barrier dysfunction and excessive allergic response.”
Of course, none of this would be necessary if any of the prophecies of Engle’s charismatic associates had been accurate. Charismatics are going to get people killed.