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Is Your Church's Liability Insurance Current?

Hinn-Nashville.jpgA warning to all pastors and church workers!  Make sure that your church has paid its liability insurance in full, because if someone cracks their noggin when you slay them in the Spirit, they just might sue you!

According to an article which appeared in the Lansing State Journal (Click here: Lansing State Journal: Pastor testifies he was told woman suing church appeared coached,)  

"Judith Dadd, 52, of Lansing is suing Mount Hope Church, based in Delta Township, and Williams. She says she went to the altar during a July 18, 2002 rally for church leaders and was `slain in the Spirit' according to testimony. She fell backward and struck her head on the floor. Dadd claims she still suffers from the effects of the fall, including depression, memory loss and difficulty concentrating."

This is a warning to all of us.  Make sure your "catchers" are up to the task!   If not, you might end up in court!

Reader Comments (17)

Does this insurance policy also cover mental anguish?
May 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHerb Grimaud
"Dadd claims she still suffers from the effects of the fall" - Don't we all.
May 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBrianR
May 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJim Vellenga
"Dadd claims she still suffers from the effects of the fall"

A profound truth.

With Romans 13 in mind, perhaps lawsuits will help curtail Mr. Hinn's shaming Christ's name in public?
May 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
How come the faith healer didn't heal her? Why would he bother with insurance anyway if he can fix his mistakes?
May 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDave
Chose the right folks for the catching ministry. If you look a bit slow or weak, put them on the greeting ministry. Or maybe the saying goodbye ministry, I guess.

That was all tongue in cheek just in case anyone was in danger of taking me seriously.

For some reason when I think of "greeters" or a "greeting ministry" I picture big, retired men in Bill Cosby sweaters who are "really glad to see you" and tear up for hardly any reason. They hug you when you even if you don't know them and smell faintly of Old Spice.

That has nothing to do with catchers and probably won't get you sued but there it is nonetheless.
May 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTim Etherington
Where does that come from anyway, "slain in the Spirit"? I couldn't find it in my concordance. It's got to be in there somewhere, maybe in the same verse with holy laughter and dueling tongues. I must have the wrong translation.
May 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
There was a church down here in Pensacola, FL that had a sign out front 3 weeks ago:

"15 people saved. 10 receive the Holy Spirit."

I guess it would be safer to be in that one third who didn't get the guarantee of their inheritance.
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor
slain in the Spirit is not in the Bible or at least the Christian Bible! It may be in Oral Roberts or the Benny Hinn Bible though.

I can say that years ago and I do mean years ago I was in a Set Free Church where the pastor believed in the second Baptism of the Holy Spirit and toward the end on the services I would catch people who were over come by the Holy Spirit or slain in the Spirit. I do not know what to make of it as I never felt anything nor could explain this strange experience.

That lady is money hungry and I well say that. If a knock on the head caused her all that anguish then I would ask did see have any of these systems before she entered the church. I think she saw an opening for some money.

May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertiminator
Pastor Kim,

When ever you are ready to fell the anointing and pray for people I am your man to come and catch people.

May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertiminator

Pastor Kim can't even keep those microphone demons cast out! Lol.

May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
:| I wonder what people really go through when they're "slain in the spirit." At the Methodist church I was in before coming to the reformed faith, I was pushed when they tried to "slay" me.
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRay
Maybe they need big leauge "catchers" at these meetings who can handle those wicked curves of the spirit!
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCS
If it's the Holy Spirit, why do they need catchers? What is this supposed to be accomplishing, I don't get it. Doesn't "to slay " mean to kill something? What is being killed here? Maybe they should just hit them on the head with big Bibles. I hope someday to understand this.
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman

Those who are getting slain in the "Spirit" don't care that it's not biblical. That they experience it validates it. You can't argue with such people, nor reason with them. All you can do is separate yourself from them, and get away from them as far as you can. I grew up in a Pentecostal church. Trust me, this stuff is far, far more dangerous than it is silly. Don't walk, RUN in the other direction. This is some of the most powerful deception there is. All that business about the "Spirit": tongues, prophesies, sings, etc. Look at Wayne Grudem or John Piper. These men are solid, but they won't let go of some little taste of this stuff. They won't affirm cessation. This is powerful, powerful scary stuff, because once you begin to be tempted in that direction, you can't see how the Bible isn't affirming that for us today. You just see the apostles doing something like that in Acts, and you let yourself go, and you are taken away and enticed and put to death.

Don't walk, RUN from this stuff. This is the adulterous woman who has perfumed her bed while her husband is away.

May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterEcho_ohcE
My brothers and I always wanted to make our own version of a Benny Hill crusade. This incident totally reminds me of that.

May 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChar
Can I use "I'm sorry I cant come to work today I'm on the floor from being slain in the spirit" excuse @ work?
I wonder if my boss would buy it?
May 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHerb Grimaud

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