3 YEAR OLD BOY RAISED FROM THE DEAD
Reinhard Bonnke Twitter comment: Our Sapele Crusade has just ended. On the last night a 3 year old boy was raised from the dead. We serve a mighty God. http://bit.ly/4pbuYU — http://twitter.com/ReinhardBonnke/status/6709750192 12:21 AM Dec 16th 2009.
Ah don’t you just love it when these things happen in Africa. I especially love it because it’s completely unverifiable. This is not the first time Reinhard Bonnke had a ‘raised from the dead’ in Africa. But let’s first look at this story: [DTW comments in green below]
“I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: ” ~ Jesus Christ (Jn 11:25)
People have been asking for more details about the 3-year-old boy that was raised from the dead last week in Sapele, Nigeria. It is a truly extraordinary story and worth some elaboration.
Last Saturday night (December 12) a woman came to the meeting with a 3-year-old son that was very ill. During the service she said that he actually passed away. I was still on the platform ministering when she brought him behind the platform. She was holding his lifeless body and weeping when the ushers found her. They confirmed that he was indeed dead and told her that all the crying in the world wouldn’t bring him back to life. [That’s a nice thing to say to a mother who has just lost her child] They said, “Take him to the medical tent.” “No,” she told them, “I want to bring him to the man of God.” Security allowed her to wait there until the service was over. [Got to wait till the service is over, can’t disrupt the schedule for a 3 year old boy who died during your service.]
As I was walking down off the platform, surrounded by ushers, there were people all around wanting prayer as usual. But this woman, holding a child caught my eye.[Surely someone would have by now told you about the dead 3 year old? ] I stepped to the side and said, “What’s wrong with him?” [How odd that you spotted this child, but had to ask ‘what’s wrong with him?’ Surely you could see the child was dead? or did he just look limp, like maybe he was not dead.] They told me in broken pigeon English, “The child is not well.” [Why would they tell you the child is not well, when the ushers that were there previously confirmed the child was dead, surely one of the ushers would have stayed by this woman?] They dropped his limp body in my arms, and I prayed for about thirty seconds before handing him back to the mother. [And after holding the child in your arms you still did not notice the child was supposed to be dead?]
Before service started on the following night (Sunday), John Darku, our African crusade director told me that there was a woman there with an incredible testimony. Rev. Peter Vandenburg and I went down to speak with her. I was amazed to find that it was the woman from the night before. She had brought her son, and he was perfectly well. They told us that the child had come back to life almost immediately after prayer. OK here we go, if he came to life almost immediately after prayer why did no one notice? Why did she not immediately turn around and tell someone? Why was there such a lack of compassion from the pastor that he just left immediately after giving the ‘limp’ or dead baby back to his mother?]
My message that night was from Romans 8:2, but before I preached it I brought this woman and her son onto the platform along with a witness to give the testimony. The crowd of more than 200,000 people exploded with rejoicing when they heard about the miracle. It was Romans 8:2 in action – “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, hath made me free from the law of sin and of death.”
[Yes and I am sure you raked in tons of cash after that one. This entire story is nothing but a bunch of lies. I am sure there was a woman with a very ill child, but he did not die and certainly was not raised from the dead.