I ran across this video, Let the Bodies Hit the Floor, this morning which got me thinking about this topic. (HT to Randy.) And one of my first thoughts was that I'd love to hear what you all think.
If you have time, watch the video first so that you have a context for some of the comments. Then join in the discussion below. All opinions are welcome, just be kind to one another.
I'm not that familiar with Benny Hinn's ministry, and I'd rather not discuss him personally, but I would like to hear your ideas about this manifestation of the spirit.
To start the ball rolling...Often things like this are written off as charismatic hype. Many charismatics would be the first to admit that it looks pretty strange. Sometimes it is obvious that a minister is actually pushing people over. Sometimes being slain is attributed to the power of suggestion or emotionalism.
If you've watched the video, I don't think either of these explains a 250-pound man being body-slammed to the stage with the wave of a hand. If it isn't the power of God causing this physical response, then what is the explanation?
So that's the question, power of God or what?