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July 11, 2008

Yet Another “Slain in the Spirit” Injury Lawsuit.

by @ 12:27 am. Filed under Nuts on Parade

When bad doctrine stops being promoted in the church you’ll see no more of these lawsuits. Which means this won’t end till Christ returns. Since with the bad doctrines going out today misled sheep are not only being promoted to fall backwards on the floor, some are even allowing themselves to be beaten.

Man moved by spirit of God sues church over injury

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ? A man says he was so consumed by the spirit of God that he fell and hit his head while worshipping.

Now he wants Lakewind Church to pay $2.5 million for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Matt Lincoln says he is suing after the church’s insurance company denied his claim for medical bills.

The 57-year-old has had two surgeries since the June 2007 injury but still feels pain in his back and legs.

He says he was asking God to have “a real experience” while praying.

Lincoln says he has fallen from the force of the spirit before but has always been caught by someone.

Lawyers for the church say other congregants saw him on the floor laughing after his fall. They say he failed to look out for his own safety.

(Hat tip to Ernest, with runner up honors to Spark.)

This madness of people being encouraged to fall backwards and claim it was God moving on a saint is some unbiblical mess I’ve covered a while back. So I’m going to repeat Slain in the Spirit or Mental Manipulation? It?s Mind Tricks Folks!

Lakewind Church uses slogans on their web site such as “contemporary worship” and “Join us for high energy”. Basically trying to look “hip” and “trendy” for numbers sake.

The Pastors are Mike and Monique Sexton. Did the Apostle Peter ever claim his wife as a “co-apostle”? Nah. Did any Apostle claim their wife held their office with them? Nope. Did any church Elder in scripture claim or have an Apostle tell them their wife was in the office of Elder with them? NOPE. But now there’s the hip “co-pastors” game being played. Not that it’s biblical, but people fall for it, no pun intended. And so one error leads to another and you’ve got all kinds of tricks done for numbers, leading people to flop backwards on the floor. Now some guy bumped his head and the church does not want to pay. Well Judith Dadd was Awarded $314,000 in a ?Slain in the Spirit? Injury Case. And like this case she went to the church for financial help, the church denied her, their insurance didn’t pay all the bills and she won big. Not that Christians are supposed to sue each other, but Mike and Monique Sexton should take a look at the Bible and seek to settle this out of court ASAP.

Luke 12:57-59 (New American Standard Bible)

57 “And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?

58 “For while you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on your way there make an effort to settle with him, so that he may not drag you before the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.

59 “I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the very last cent.”

But if they refuse to settle, will they just use various pimp games to pay for the increased insurance premiums? Any “co-pastors” that have not kept well to scripture so far likely might!


Related post:
The Signs And Wonders Movement Expo$ed. The Movie That Pulpit Pimps and Word of Faith Types Never Want You to See.



14 Responses to “Yet Another “Slain in the Spirit” Injury Lawsuit.”

  1. Yvette Says:

    Well, if his ‘church’ alledgely operates in the ‘spirit’(surely not the Holy Spirit) then why doesn’t he go back up there and have the ‘mand of gawd’ lay hands on him and heal him? My goodness what will it take people to learn that this is not how God operates.

    IndependentConservative reply on July 11th, 2008 at 9:53 am :

    And you know, when I was growing up in that kind of environment, it used to be claimed that “if it’s really God moving nobody will get hurt…” And that claim was made because many people had fallen into all sorts of things and claimed they were not injured.

    Then came the night when a lady died right in the middle of the church meeting. Not that she fell backwards or anything, she just straight up died right in the middle of the service. Well this left the pastor a bit scared, that it might be claimed God was not actually with his church since somebody died in the middle of a meeting/service. They tried praying for her and she didn’t rise up. So he (pastor) told everyone to not tell anyone she died “in the church (building)”.

    stan reply on July 11th, 2008 at 10:38 am :

    Well this left the pastor a bit scared, that it might be claimed God was not actually with his church since somebody died in the middle of a meeting/service. They tried praying for her and she didn’t rise up. So he (pastor) told everyone to not tell anyone she died “in the church (building)”.

    This fear of the pastor’s is the natural result of teaching a gospel that majors on promising temporal benefits. It seems that that shocking event exposed the sandy foundation of the pastor’s, and by extension, the church’s theology. He even conspired to force a cover-up. Who did he think he was protecting, God? And, anyone who agreed to the conspiracy of silence would have been embarrassed when the circumstances of the lady’s death became public record.

  2. SteelGator Says:

    Somebody emailed this to me this morning. What the heck.?

    I am waiting for the cheese ball ambulance chasers with their new T.V. ads….”Have you been Slain in the Spirit? Have you been injured while attending church services? If so, please call us at 1-888-Get-Them. Our firm will recover any damages related to holy laughter, uncontrollable rocking back in forth, falling out, making animal noises, running around, speaking in tongues and looking like a total nut ball. If you or anyone you know have experienced these and other symptoms of being ‘Slain in the Spirit’ please call now. Remember, we don’t charge a fee until we shakedown your pimp and get money for you.

    Our law firm also specialize in false healings, false prophecies, reimbursement of so called ‘seed money’ and any other monetary gifts that the pulpit pimp guilted you into giving.

    Don’t wait, our legal team is waiting by the phone.

    ncatina reply on July 11th, 2008 at 2:13 pm :

    LOL….cool ad!

    rascoe1 reply on July 12th, 2008 at 11:40 am :

    “Reimbursement of so called ‘seed money”…..If only it was ok to call. We would all be qualified….Smile. The pimps would become paupers….LOL.

  3. anointedvesselAKAKenya Says:

    hahahaha I got slain reading your ad Gator you so funny!!

  4. Praiser4Life Says:

    I read somewhere on another blog that somebody said “he should have worn a helmet”!

  5. veman96054 Says:

    I hope the church looses.

    Someone is supposed to catch you. THey let him hit his head and he is liable.

    My Aunt, who was sizeable, hurt her hip. She refused to sue. But she suffered in pain many years.

    GO get em ambulance chasers.

    That laying hands is for show only. Most of the hands layers are PIMPS anyway.

  6. mattlincoln Says:

    I’m Matt Lincoln and after reading over 300 comments on some of these blogs I felt that I had to say a few things. First, the report that I was on the floor laughing that night is false. On several previous occasions I had laughed with the joy of the Lord. Sometimes I would weep under the power of the Lord. Sometimes I would lie quietly. But on this night in question I laid on the floor unable to move for over 20 minutes. Next, this case was never intended to be a lawsuit. When I found out from the Neurosurgeon the approximate costs, I made a claim on the church’s insurance for $200,000, the minimum amount of the surgeries. To date the cost for the first two has exceeded $175,000. The claim I entered was only for the medical costs. I wanted no extra money nor did I ask for any. But the insurance company refused to award me anything so I retained an attorney to negotiate with the insurance company on my behalf, which he did and they refused him also. He told me that we would have to sue to get the money. I agreed and he wrote up the papers and called me when they were ready to sign. We never discussed the amount, nor did we ask that my wife be included. These matters he decided. When I went to his office to sign the papers I was surprised at the figure and also that it included my wife. But being that we were 35 hours from the one-year deadline to file suit, I agreed to the terms that he had drawn up. There was no time to change everything; I just agreed. Now that I have read so many condemning, negative and hateful comments I have dropped the lawsuit. I told my attorney that out of over 300 comments there was only one that agreed with me and the rest of the comments claimed that I was everything from a liar, a charlatan, a thief, under the influence of Satan, was going to go to Hell, needed to repent, didn’t have faith, got what I asked for, and on and on. I have never experienced such hatred towards me, and my wife. And such judgment. I have been tried and convicted in so many people’s minds. So I told my attorney that I didn’t see how he could find an impartial jury because 99.7% of the comments I read were against me, and from people who don’t even know me. They judged me by a semi-correct account of the incident that started on The Smoking Gun. My attorney agreed that it was a complicated case and there were obstacles to overcome. So I dropped it. By the way, the surgeries that I’ve had so far are one on my left wrist for the carpal tunnel syndrome that started after the injury. That was minor and ineffective. The major surgery was putting two titanium steel rods, their holders, a “cage”, and bolting it all to my tailbone and to the next several vertebrae. The injury caused by my fall was a fractured vertebra at my waist (not my neck), and this vertebra was also knocked out of the spinal column, and 4 discs were ruined. I am now in constant, intense, horrible pain and can’t work much at all. After an hour or two of any activity, even just sitting, I close down in pain spasms. Where I used to be a very active person, now my favorite activity is lying on a heating pad. My life, as well as my family’s life, has been completely ruined. And now, because of all of these horrible comments on the Internet, my reputation is all but ruined. Anybody who knows me personally knows that I am truthful, generous, and willing to help anybody in my business. I would go the extra mile for anybody who needed me to. I’m nothing like what these comments have portrayed me as. And as for those “Christians” who have judged me and told me to repent of my sin, read Matthew 7:1. As for those who told me that if I had “ought against a brother take it up with the saints of the church”, well, I did. I called the Pastor several times. What he offered me was to buy me an order of groceries since I was hurt and out of work. This is a Pastor to whose church my wife and I had tithed and offered almost $60,000 in the 12+ years we were members. My wife taught at their school for a year for no pay whatsoever. Not even gas money. I taught their Bible College part-time for a year with no compensation. I also went to band rehearsals 1&1/2 hours early every Sunday AM and again on Sunday PM for 10 years. We helped out on many events and occasions. We truly volunteered our lives to serve God through this church. And when I talked to the “saint” about my injuries, he offered me a bag of groceries. Didn’t even offer to pay one bill, or even to give me one dollar. So that’s what happened when I “took it up with the saints”. Also, on one blog I read where the preacher that prayed for me that night denied it and called me a liar. There are several people who go to that church who gave statements to the insurance investigator that they did see him pray for me and did see me fall. The insurance investigator told me that. There are witnesses to the entire event. But it’s over now. I’ve dropped the lawsuit. All I ever wanted was for the medical bills to be paid. But that’s something that I have to do alone. I’m also unable to afford the other two surgeries, one for the right wrist and one for the neck for a bulging disc caused by the fall. This is the injury that aggravated a “pre-existing injury”, which was a neck fusion done in 1994. The injury to my lower back is the worst kind of pain and I think that’s why my attorney asked for such a large amount in the lawsuit. He knew that I would never be well again. But the mental pain is almost as bad. Now, thousands of people hate me, hate my wife, and the church “family” I had for so many years never even visited me once, either before the lawsuit was filed or since. I just wanted to state the facts and attempt to clear my reputation. Thank you for reading this.

    IndependentConservative reply on February 13th, 2009 at 3:34 pm :

    Dear Matt,

    You mentioned:


    All I ever wanted was for the medical bills to be paid. But that’s something that I have to do alone.

    Now, thousands of people hate me, hate my wife, and the church “family” I had for so many years never even visited me once, either before the lawsuit was filed or since.

    I just want to say I love you as my brother in Christ and there are saints who try and help their brothers and sisters in their time of need. For now, I’ll discuss this with you more in private.

  7. mattlincoln Says:

    Thank you for such kind words and thoughts. Since dropping this lawsuit I have begun to resolve this whole matter in my heart. From my post above one can detect the bitterness. Since then I have sought the Lord in prayer in more sincerity than I ever have. I feel that God wants me to simply pray for Mike and Monique Sexton and the members of their church. I don’t have a specific request in these prayers, but only to pray for them and also to wish them well. So that is what I’ve done. I can’t adequately say how much this burden has been lifted from my spirit. My pain is not gone, but I now feel that it’s an opportunity to offer it to Jesus. After all, He gave His all to everyone and me. So it’s been easier to endure this enormous pain knowing that there may be this purpose for my enduring it. I also feel badly about all of the negative thoughts I had for the people at that church because of the false statements they gave. It’s not for me to bring my wrath upon them…not in deed or in thought. To summarize, I have been very foolish in my thoughts and words, and I didn’t recognize at first that the Good Lord was presenting me with an opportunity to let His love shine through me. I hope that I will do a better job at that now that a little revelation has been gracefully given to me. Thank you again for your kindness.
    Matt Lincoln

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