Last year, I made a post titled Yet Another â€œSlain in the Spiritâ€ Injury Lawsuit. Please read it to understand some of the details of this latest related post. Also see the comments under that previous post, where Matt Lincoln offers some updates about the situation.
Basically, Matt dropped his lawsuit and I’ve seen copies of the court filed documents ending the lawsuit, which prove the case has been dropped. But despite Matt first seeking help from his local church, not receiving it and after the strife involved in a lawsuit, then dropping the case. Matt still is not receiving any assistance from the church group he was part of. If Matt was 100% wrong for filing a lawsuit, he’s dropped his case. Should his former local church still hold it against him, or should they now embrace him and seek to help him with his mounting medical bills? It’s pretty much a given that they know he’s got lots of mounting medical bills! I feel, regardless of whether someone sees Matt’s lawsuit as good or bad, someone who did a deed not known among Gentiles was received back in 2 Corinthians 2. So no matter how someone cares to view Matt’s prior actions, there is no longer any lawsuit and leaving a Christian to suffer with no aid for their medical bills is just evil. I mean I can’t come up with any term to call it but evil. Letting anger rule instead of love.
So here’s the deal, you now have an opportunity to stand in the gap! You who wish to help Matt Lincoln with his medical bills can forward him funds via Paypal to the e-mail address eyelovejesus [put an at symbol right here] charter.net
If you feel what Matt’s local church is doing is wrong, rather than responding in anger, respond in love and help Matt. Fellow Christians, consider Matthew 25:31-46 and consider that you didn’t deserve the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. We have a brother in need and I feel he deserves better than us leaving him to suffer physically and suffer the hassle of debt from medical bills.
I really don’t like that some pastors lead people to feel they should fall backwards. While there are plenty of cases in scripture of people falling, who, why and how they fell is not a trivial matter, but of great importance. Saints feeling the power of God fell to their knees or face forward, while often falling backwards was not a sign all was well. So I dislike seeing pastors approving of people falling backwards and claiming they were “slain in the spirit”. It’s a per meeting practice in some churches, while in the Bible regular falling backwards was not occurring. Take some time to read this short write-up that explains in detail: Slain in the Spirit. With Christ present in flesh and later His Apostles present, we didn’t see people who loved God falling backwards from the power of God, especially not as some regular routine. People getting hurt should help identify something is not functioning in proper order.
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