Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Is it 'real'—or dangerous?


COVER STORY
Cover Story: Inside the Popular, Controversial Bethel Church
Some visitors claim to be healed. Others claim to receive direct words from God. Is it 'real'—or dangerous?
Martyn Wendell Jones
I have seen a man dance holding a translucent scarf, the fabric billowing around his spinning form like a garment made of stars. I have prayed for strangers' healing from high-blood pressure and unspecified neurological disorders. I have wept with salt-faced abandon as four women prayed over me; I have walked through a "fire tunnel"; I have seen a woman bob in Hasidic fashion over the Bible app on her smartphone.... continue reading >>


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