WHAT THE HELL!?
A sprinkling of water and a few words shouted over a person isn't going to drive any illness out of a person's body and yet these people have the audacity to claim a 100% success rate at curing HIV sufferers! And as a result of people believing this, at least 6 known people have died. People who didn't need to suffer and die when real medicine and real professionals can help keep them alive and living as comfortably and normally as possible!
One pastor, Rachel Holmes, told one of the undercover reporters (who is a real HIV sufferer) that if she continues to vomit or suffer from diarrhea, she should not take her medication - it's evidence that the disease is leaving her body. Never mind that this is already a recognised condition associated with HIV! It's easy to say perhaps they deserved to die for beliving this drivel, but these people would have been desperate and looking for a permanent cure. So they become easy prey for these vultures who call themselves pastors and prophets.
And to me, the cherry on this sundae of disaster is the fact SCOAN is registered in the UK as a charity. It's almost ironic, but I seriously hope the Charity Commision revokes that. Why should these people get rich off the backs of vulnerable people and the country by peddling death and stupidity?
What has the church got to say about this whole debacle?
"We are not the Healer - God is the Healer. Never a sickness God cannot heal. Never a disease God cannot cure. Never a burden God cannot bear. Never a problem God cannot solve.You hear that? It's not their fault if you're still sick and on death's door. It's all God's work, so if you don't go in believing in his all-powerful healing, then it's actually your fault you're not cured. Way to pass the buck, guys.
"To His power, nothing is impossible. We have not done anything to bring about healing, deliverance or prosperity. If somebody is healed, it is God who heals.
"We must have a genuine desire if we come to God. We are not in position to question anybody's genuine desire. Only God knows if one comes with true desire. Only God can determine this.
"That is why, if anybody comes in the name of God, we pray for them. The outcome of the prayer will determine if they come genuinely or not."
Now if you'll excuse me, I need something sweet to wash the bitter taste of rage and horror from my mouth.