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“John of God” – REALLY???

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I truly believe in miracles. I believe in healing. I believe God answers our prayers. They may not be the answers we want to hear, but God does answer us. I am the world’s biggest skeptic. Being an adopted Missouri girl, you have to “SHOW ME” when it comes to these types of things. I can spot a fake a mile away. I am a good judge of character. I know when people are lying to me. I have great “holy spirit” gut feelings. It is very seldom that I am fooled. That is why I thank God every day for my faith. My personality says that I could definitely be an Atheist. Wednesday I saw an Oprah show featuring “John of God” a “healer” from Brazil. I am not a big Oprah fan; I’ll let you know that right off the bat. However, I have been taping this season because it’s her last, her 25th season finale. Her guests have been very good. You may or may not have heard of this “John of God”, I hadn’t until I watched this Oprah show. I was shocked I had no clue who he was. I am pretty in touch with all things and people who are Catholic and in the public eye. John of God is a man who heals people (or so they say.) He lives in Abadiania, a remote town in Brazil. He is internationally known as John of God or João de Deus. People claim he is arguably the most powerful unconscious medium alive today and possibly the best-known healer of the past 2000 years. They say João is a humble man who is very clear about one thing: “I do not cure anybody. God heals, and in his infinite goodness permits the Entities to heal and console my brothers. I am merely an instrument in God’s divine hands.” The medium Joao Teixeira has no formal medical training. He claims he’s a “simple farmer.” Instead he gives over his consciousness and incorporates the spirits of past doctors and saints. These entities give talks, examine the waiting masses and conduct the visible and invisible operations. It is estimated that he has treated, either directly or indirectly, up to 15 million people during the past 40 years. He does not charge anything for his services. However, there are a ton of people out there profiting from this man. They have to be! The Brazilian tourism industry, the hotel industry, the private tour guides with their tour fees, he’s got books and DVDs, they sell crystals and his “cure all” herbs – Passionflower. Can you say…Kickbacks?? I think so. Even if he doesn’t charge a dime, he’s making money. Thousands flock to see this man every week. He treats hundreds every day. He does actual surgeries without anesthesia, does “eye scrapings”, he also does “non-physical” surgeries and distance healing. I’ve done some research on this man; one website suggested he is a Catholic, a “Spiritist” and “medium.” (Extremely common in Brazil) Can you be a spiritist and a medium and Catholic? Could and would our God be behind this man and his works? The healing entities who work through John of God are the spirits of deceased doctors, surgeons, masters and saints, each one, exceptional people during life on earth. As a full trance medium, the spirit Entity incorporates into his physical body so completely, during the sessions, that John of God has no recall of the work performed through him. Occasionally, the spirit Entity makes their identity known. More often, by distinct attributes in manner and speaking style, John of God’s helpers can identify which Entity is working through him. Principal among them is St. Ignatius Loyola, the Entity for whom Casa de Dom Inácio is named. Others are Oswaldo Cruz, a famous doctor in Brazil over 100 years ago, who eradicated yellow fever and was a key figure in the founding of Brasilia, Dr. Augusto de Almeida, a surgeon and spiritual master who performs many of the surgeries, and Dr. Jose Valdivino, a surgeon. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: Divination and magic 2115 God can reveal the future to his prophets or to other saints. Still, a sound Christian attitude consists in putting oneself confidently into the hands of Providence for whatever concerns the future, and giving up all unhealthy curiosity about it. Improvidence, however, can constitute a lack of responsibility. 2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the future.  Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone. 2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity. Personally, I think its all bunk. I believe God works in mysterious ways. BUT, my gut is bothered by all of this. I have an uneasy feeling. I smell a rat. Is this evil at work? I think so. How do you explain all of these healings? I have no idea. And, honestly I don’t care. What I do know is if you pray for wisdom and truth, God will show it to you. He will lift the veil. I feel bad for all of the suffering people out there who have no hope and are being sucked in by this guy. My mom is sick. She has a disease that can claim her life. She is being healed every day.  IF they only knew who their DIVINE HEALER was… Oprah’s site: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Do-You-Believe-in-Miracles_1 http://www.johnofgod-healing.com/frm_john_of_god.asp Share on Facebook Share