Thanks Dee Dee for bringing this story to my attention.
A former board member of the Lakewind Church in Tennessee has sued the church and its pastors, saying that he was injured when he fell after the spirit took him during a church service.
According to the complaint, Matthew Lincoln was participating in the evening service at the church when a visiting minister touched his forehead after Lincoln came to the altar. “Mr. Lincoln received the spirit and fell backwards striking the carpet-covered cement floor . . ., causing him to sustain severe and permanent injuries.” Lincoln alleges that the fall aggravated a pre-existing back injury, rendering him unable to work.
I find this to be (apart from hilarious) rather revealing. It wasn’t the pentecostal leaders who made him fell – right? It wasn’t peer pressure, his own silly expectations or the desire to look spiritual in front of his peers. Right? It was the Holy Spirit – Right Mr Lincoln?
So why is he suing the church? They didn’t make the Holy Spirit do this, did they? Why isn’t he suing God for the 2.5 million dollars he is seeking?