Lawsuits for everything

Check out this AP story:

A man says he was so consumed by the spirit of God that he fell and hit his head while worshipping.

Now he wants Lakewind Church to pay $2.5 million for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

The Knoxville man said he has fallen from the force of the spirit before but has always been caught.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Lawsuits for everything — 9 Comments

  1. What? You mean OSHA doesn’t have a regulation to prevent injury whilst being felled in the Spirit?

  2. I’ve heard of being “slain in the Spirit” but NOT of “hitting your head in the Spirit!” Perhaps the pentecostal lawyers will advise that specialized “handlers” be present during every “worship experience” to catch those who “fall in the Spirit!” I also thought that multiple “catchers” in suits were an old time requirement for holy rollers~~~ Lakewind better check out their ADA compliance or it could get REAL expensive REAL fast…

  3. ^ I guess they could always try to sue the Holy Spirit, in as much as He should have known this would happen. 🙂

  4. He says he was asking God to have ‘‘a real experience’’ while praying.

    God indeed answers prayer.

  5. It is interesting that when these people fall, they fall backwards–and when people in the Bible fell, they fell prostrate. What spirit is “slaying’ these people?

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