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Christianity Johnson on 12 Nov 2008 03:38 am

Yet another Christian “healer” who cannot heal amputees

There is a quote in this article that is remarkable:

A New Meaning of Thanksgiving: Miracles for Many, Prayers for All as Healing Services Come to San Francisco

The quote:

“There is a special value in these public healings,” says Nemeh in explaining why he conducts them. Often on his feet for ten hours or more at each service, Dr. Nemeh says, “Healings and miracles that happen in front of our eyes inspire believers and persuade the skeptics to become believers because they witness physical proof of God’s work.”

Issam Nemeh, M.D., a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist.

The following video describes Dr. Nemeh this way: “Can the power of prayer heal? Can faith cure terminal disease? In this News Channel 5 special, Ted Henry reports on an unprecedented number of faith healings happening right here in Cleveland. It’s Ohio’s greatest untold story: HEALING MIRACLES”

The obvious question, Dr. Nemeh, is simple: Can you heal an amputee? If not, why not?

According to the article, here is a typical healing:

Local psychotherapist Mary Richards, M.A. has experienced that proof first-hand. Suffering from severe neurological issues and vertigo, Richards was discouraged when physicians throughout California were unable to help her. So she set search on the internet for alternative ways to treat her condition. She discovered Dr. Nemeh’s website www.pathtofaith.com, and found testimonials of people who had been healed with Dr. Nemeh’s intercessory help.

Richards telephoned the office, and after praying with Dr. Nemeh found some immediate relief. Subsequent calls led to more relief and final healing. Mary’s husband, Pastor Channing Smith, of Transfiguration Episcopal Church amazed at the change of his wife’s condition and grateful for her complete recovery, invited Dr. Nemeh to hold a three-day ecumenical event.

Lots more testimonials here: Testimonials

It is predicted that 100,000 people will come to see Dr. Nemeh when he visits San Francisco. 100,000 delusional people.

Why are they delusional? Because Dr. Nemeh can’t heal amputees, or anyone else.

But what he can do is create a facade of healing, tap into the power of coincidence, and then rake in money from desperate people. If you visit Dr. Nemeh’s web site, you find the true reason for his “ministry”:

Healing Services

There will be a $20.00 charge per ticket.

What a surprise! Just like every other faith healer, it is all about the money. Get 1,000 people to show up, that’s $20,000. Work 10 hours, that’s $2,000 per hour. Not a bad way to make a living! Just like Benny Hinn:

How religion uses superstitious beliefs to steal money from people

If you are a Christian, and if you think Dr. Nemeh is for real, please use your intelligence. Watch the video and note that it clearly says, “not everyone is healed.” That is true – the vast majority are not. Then note that zero amputees are healed, even though it is claimed that God is providing the healing. If God is providing the healing, then God should be able to heal anyone, and everyone.

Then look at the case of Jessi Kicham, who is given two minutes at the end of the video. This is a classic case of coincidence. It is claimed that “God has healed her”, but her speech is nearly incomprehensible. If a perfect “god” had healed her, she would be healed. What you are looking at is the natural healing that would be taking place with or without Dr. Nemeh. This is the power of coincidence that Dr. Nemeh taps into to make his claims, and to then charge $20 per head. It is all about the money, and the money is made possible by the superstitious delusion of Christianity.

If you would like to heal your delusion, you can do it without spending a dime. See this free book:

- Whywontgodhealamputees.com

28 Responses to “Yet another Christian “healer” who cannot heal amputees”

  1. on 12 Nov 2008 at 5:36 am 1.GotMooo said …

    Ah yes, I’ve been to a Benny Hinn Crusade before. Capitalizing off of poor, desperate, delusional people, is indeed one of the lowest things a person can do.

  2. on 12 Nov 2008 at 8:29 am 2.Hermes said …

    Well, I find it curious that “Local psychotherapist Mary Richards” went to this quack. Wings of a feather, I guess. Unfortunately, it might get her more business. I wonder if she uses ‘quantum crystals’ or some such nonsense when practising psychotherapy?

  3. on 12 Nov 2008 at 12:57 pm 3.The Duka horn said …

    Got Moo,

    Keep in mind that people like Benny Hinn work full-time for God and also need to support their families since they have no other job.They serve in the Ministry full time and therefore need the support of congregations.

    Furthermore Benny Hinns’ Ministry needs funds for him to travel across the world in order to reach more people for Christ (this costs a lot of money) and some of this money is used for charity purposes. How can any Ministry function without funds? Benny Hinn’s Ministry is one of the most successfull ministries that have won thousands for Christ and this would not be possible without funds.

    As for the “poor delusional” people, let them complain if they themselves feel to do so and not you to speak on their behalf.Even if Mr. Hinn is ripping them off (which is for God himself to judge and not you), God sees their sincere hearts that give despite having nothing and he will surely bless them for it.

  4. on 12 Nov 2008 at 6:26 pm 4.heretictoyourgod said …

    You cannot be serious. To think that Benny Hinn NEEDS a $36million private jet that costs $600,000 a year to operate just to spread ministries around the world is LUDICROUS.

    Please remember, plane tickets are much cheaper than this, even if you were to fly to 4 different places a day every day of the year you still would not come to $600,000.

    So what your saying is that its your god’s will that this money goes to Hinn so that he can travel in luxury instead of starving children in Africa who are dying even as I type this. You are extremely deluded if you think Benny Hinn is doing any god’s work.

    This jerk is just out for himself, to get money and assets for himself, and to lie to people and cheat them out of their hard-earned money while giving them nothing but false hope. He is a mult-million dollar thief and should be thrown in prison for such obvious and evil exploitation.

  5. on 12 Nov 2008 at 6:40 pm 5.GotMooo said …

    Are you saying that you are a little suspicious of Mr. Hinn yourself? The whole “it costs money to do this” is just an excuse. It’s just another pyramid system that Benny Hinn makes way more money than he needs off of. I’ve heard him and other evangelists argue against what I am saying here, but they were under scrutiny for just what I am saying.

    Not only does Benny Hinn and other “healers” make tons of money, but they get all kinds of tax exemption. Wow! That’s a fine loophole that rich people love to tap into.

    “Even if Mr. Hinn is ripping them off (which is for God himself to judge and not you)”

    God(Yahweh) doesn’t judge, because Yahweh doesn’t exist. This means that cons can do whatever they want and get away with it. That goes against MY morals.

  6. on 12 Nov 2008 at 6:43 pm 6.GotMooo said …

    You see, it is up to us (people) to judge those who do wrong. That is why we have courts. God doesn’t judge, this isn’t the Old Testament!

    If people don’t use critical thinking then they will passively accept all kinds of nonsense and it will harm them and those around them.

  7. on 12 Nov 2008 at 11:33 pm 7.CLS said …

    Hi again… Please do see the video here: http://www.justinpeters.org – he is an expert in this area.

  8. on 13 Nov 2008 at 6:12 am 8.nugget said …

    “God(Yahweh) doesn’t judge, because Yahweh doesn’t exist.”

    Allow me ask you something out of curiousity, Gotmooo?.. If God doesnt judge and He doesn’t exist? why do you continue your journey and blame Him for natural disasters, the constant mislead of people worldwide, not providing food for those starving kids around the world?

    I agree with you on: it’s people who judge and criticize others.

    “If people don’t use critical thinking then they will passively accept all kinds of nonsense and it will harm them and those around them.”

    Darmin’s hypothesis on evolution was considered nonsense when first thought of, He could not even prove it. Now, it’s considered a theory and it’s accepted worldwide.

  9. on 13 Nov 2008 at 6:13 am 9.nugget said …

    Darwin’s

  10. on 13 Nov 2008 at 6:49 am 10.The Duka horn said …

    Got Moo,

    “You see, it is up to us (people) to judge those who do wrong. That is why we have courts. God doesn’t judge, this isn’t the Old Testament!”

    Where does it say it’s up to us to judge those who do wrong? We are all prone to doing wrong so how can you judge someone else while you got your own weaknesses and shortcomings? You are not perfect and therefore do not qualify to point fingers at somebody else for his imperfections. One blind man cannot lead the other.

    Even if you’re judging, are you a judge in the court of law? Or are you taking the law into your own hands? But you’re right in saying the courts are there for such matters, but you do not work for the court as a judge and therefore, you still have no right to judge him. Still, the court has that power and not you.

    So I advice you to drag Mr. Hinn to court for exploitation if you feel you have a problem with him and let your voice be heard, or better still, confront him and be bold enough to tell him how you really feel (which is the mature thing to do) instead of talking about the man of God behind his back.

    “God doesn’t judge, this isn’t the Old Testament!”

    I think it’s more safer to KNOW and believe a perfect God does the judging rather than being clean-washed by people who are in the same miserable, dirty mud as myself.

  11. on 13 Nov 2008 at 7:10 pm 11.heretictoyourgod said …

    Ok, Duka hold up here, according to you:

    “Where does it say it’s up to us to judge those who do wrong? We are all prone to doing wrong so how can you judge someone else while you got your own weaknesses and shortcomings? You are not perfect and therefore do not qualify to point fingers at somebody else for his imperfections. One blind man cannot lead the other.”

    You say that we are not perfect and cannot judge anyone, only your god can. OK, so since no one is perfect, then no one can judge anyone along this line of thought. We have to wait to die and go see god and he judges us, we can’t judge ourselves.

    Except if we did that, then we would have anarchy. Why punish the murderer or throw him in jail? Let god take care of it when the murderer dies, let him go free. I mean, who cares, he’s gonna have eternal damnation anyway, right?

    See how dangerous this line of reasoning is? What you said makes little sense when the blatant flaws in your logic are pointed out. If you think that our laws have the right to judge people then your entire paragraph is full of hippocratic notions and outright lies about what you believe.

    So what do you support, Duka? Anarchy on earth or men judging men? I don’t even see how its a choice. Of course men must judge men, it is how it has ALWAYS been. Your god has never judged men, men have judged other men in the name of your god and countless other gods besides.

    So do you want to take back that statement now about how ONLY your so-called god can judge men? Or would you like to further elaborate on your dangerous prescription for society and government?

  12. on 13 Nov 2008 at 7:50 pm 12.GotMooo said …

    “Where does it say it’s up to us to judge those who do wrong? We are all prone to doing wrong so how can you judge someone else while you got your own weaknesses and shortcomings? You are not perfect and therefore do not qualify to point fingers at somebody else for his imperfections. One blind man cannot lead the other.”

    Everyone has weaknesses, but they can use their strengths to help improve society. What you say is scary because it means that there can be no accountability here on planet Earth. And a big reason why the OT was created was to create accountability on Earth. The problem though was that a fictional character was made up to control people through the power of superstition. I think that if people are mentally healthy enough, they don’t need to use a fictional character to keep them from doing crazy things.

    “Even if you’re judging, are you a judge in the court of law? Or are you taking the law into your own hands? But you’re right in saying the courts are there for such matters, but you do not work for the court as a judge and therefore, you still have no right to judge him. Still, the court has that power and not you.”

    That is an assumption. I may be a paid Judge working for a jurisdiction… While your assumption is right that I am not a Judge, it doesn’t mean that I can’t speculate, just as you are speculating on us speculating.

  13. on 13 Nov 2008 at 8:27 pm 13.Red O'Brien said …

    Duka, I’m confused. possibly because I’m new to this Christian thing, but I thought the Bible encouraged stoning various types of people to death. You know, like homosexuals, adulterers, rebellious children, nonbelievers, etc. You sure you don’t want to get together and stone some people to death, as the Bible says? We could carpool!

  14. on 13 Nov 2008 at 8:28 pm 14.Red O'Brien said …

    Of course, if you’ve read my earlier posts, you know that God spoke to me and said that homosexuality was no longer a sin. So strike them from the list. But if you want to stone some of those other people to death, just let me know. We can make a day of it! Maybe stop at the mall and buy some new clothes for the occasion!

  15. on 14 Nov 2008 at 3:16 am 15.nugget said …

    “Duka, I’m confused. possibly because I’m new to this Christian thing, but I thought the Bible encouraged stoning various types of people to death. You know, like homosexuals, adulterers, rebellious children, nonbelievers, etc. You sure you don’t want to get together and stone some people to death, as the Bible says? We could carpool! ”

    Geezh Red.. i think you are right.. I am puzzled too.. how can those Eygptians follow the “code of hammurabi”(which had more torture and malicious rules) and then come out Eygpt completely clueless and have no rules or regulations as they grown use to those rules back in Eygpt? I guess they came together and said to Moses “we need rules like the ones we had in Eygpt” and i believe Moses agreed..

  16. on 14 Nov 2008 at 12:14 pm 16.Red O'Brien said …

    Nugget, may I give you some writing tips that will make your comments easier to understand? In both of your last two posts, I had a difficult time following many of the points you were trying to make. If your level of education is low, as it appears to be, you can (partially) overcome that disadvantage by improving your communication skills. If you want those tips, just let me know. I’m willing to help—even though you obviously have some animosity toward me—because it’s the Christian thing to do.

    Peace.

  17. on 16 Nov 2008 at 5:46 am 17.Justin M said …

    I hate how so many people on here are talking about the poor and starving kids in Africa and how ministries shouldn’t get money and stuff like that.
    Let me ask you, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO HELP THE KIDS IN AFRICA? or what are you doing to help anyone? what are you doing to help your own family? Gee a minister gets to fly around and help heal sick people, some of the sick people have sickeing deadly contagios diseases, and ministers are laying hands on them like they are regular people. Would you do that? I doubt it.
    Also not everyone is healed because not everyone is ready to be healed. Its like the healing of yourself is proof that God is real, and if he doesn’t heal you he’s not real. If you go into it like that then no, you won’t be healed. I have personly experience healing in myself, my arm was broke for a week, and normally would take 6-8 weeks to heal, but i went and asked to be prayed for healing, and that night my arm was fine and the dr. said that some things happen in his profession that have no explanation, this was one of them.
    Oh and 20 bucks a ticket? come on, most concert tickets are worth that much and they only last an hour or two. haha thats a joke, 20 bucks for a full day conference? you would spend more on gas driving around on a sunday then the 20 bucks on a ticket. honestly grow up a little bit

  18. on 16 Nov 2008 at 9:01 am 18.Hermes said …

    Justin, keep posting. Your comments are a great advertisements … against tribal Christianity.

  19. on 16 Nov 2008 at 12:03 pm 19.Red O'Brien said …

    Justin, if you’re going to be a Christian like me, you need to learn to argue a little more effectively.

    For instance, don’t start a sentence with, “I hate,” because someone like Hermes might point out that Christians have been “hating” for thousands of years.

    He might also say that he would gladly get on a plane and fly around the world in the name of God—if he receives millions of dollars for his efforts and gets to bang secretaries along the way.

    And it wouldn’t hurt if you’d learn to spell correctly. Hermes might point out that people with lower IQs and lower levels of education appear to be more susceptible to religion in all forms.

    Peace.

  20. on 16 Nov 2008 at 12:40 pm 20.Hermes said …

    Red, I could point those things out, but that would be an attempt at constructive criticism. Something that may be rejected. After all, Justin has not experienced the current one and true revelation of this millennia and thus is not as enlighten as you are.

  21. on 16 Nov 2008 at 1:36 pm 21.Hermes said …

    Red, I’m starting to see the light. Obviously, the rampant fires destroying property in Southern California are an ‘act of God’!^^

    Southern California battles devastating wildfires
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gwSSrT7-LciDlr1tYmyE9e19oX9QD94G1RKG0

    He is obviously displeased by Prop. 8 passing, denying His chosen stylish people married status. After all, there are no devastating fires in Massachusetts!

    ^^. Or, so the insurance companies will claim.

  22. on 16 Nov 2008 at 2:12 pm 22.Red O'Brien said …

    Hermes, are you saying that God might actually love gay people? That they are not sinners? Blasphemy! You shall be stoned!

    Uh…what’s your address? I asked God, but he’s offline at the moment.

  23. on 16 Nov 2008 at 2:36 pm 23.Hermes said …

    Stoned? No, I’m sure that won’t happen. A nice pint or two around dinner time would be good. After all, if it’s good enough for the all male review (monks) to make, it must be heavenly stuff. Pass along the recommendation to the Big Guy. A Trappist and/or an Abbey ale would suffice.

  24. on 17 Nov 2008 at 12:38 am 24.Meiyan said …

    Red.
    What you are referring to in about the law and about God asking people to stone sinners comes from the old testament. God is holy. And if God is love, he must Hate Sin. If you love to do what is right, you must hate to do what is wrong. That is God, since the beginning of the world. As much as God is love, he must hate what is evil.
    But we can not use that against God. let me elaborate.

    In the old testament (the old days)
    God gave these commands as a law to the people for holy living. God cant stand sin, so it was a guide for them. In those days, people were judged according to the LAW OF MOSES (given by God to moses). During those times, for the forgiveness of sins, a pure animal ought to be sacrificed to cleanse away sins. The sins of humans were transferred unto that animal.

    In the new testament.
    God sent Jesus into the world. Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice. He was pure. When Jesus died, every humans sin, past, present and future were placed upon him. Thats why Jesus went to hell during that 3 days. Even God couldnt look at his own son who was SIN-ful (because of peoples sin were cast upon him. Yeah so God went to hell, and he broke hell bounderies and rose up to heaven. Since then, we, humans are no longer judged (to heaven or hell) by the LAW but by our faith.

    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

    no, not all christians go to heaven. But only those who truly believes and does the will of God.

  25. on 17 Nov 2008 at 12:41 am 25.Meiyan said …

    my point. That is why we dont follow the old testament laws anymore, red.

  26. on 17 Nov 2008 at 12:52 am 26.Hermes said …

    Yes, the OT is inconvenient. It’s a good thing that only the will of the Olympians matters.

  27. on 15 Sep 2012 at 5:48 am 27.The god's advantage is absolute. They are a joke for allowing so little. said …

    There was a very real perception that bi-racial was much worse for the white than it was for the person of color. The liberal culture screamed racism when there is a very reasonable explanation for this reality::::
    In this white punishment known as the United States the person of color has already adopted the disfavors/temptations intended for another race. But by associating/mating with a person of color the white is newly adopting the disfavors of another culture.
    And this is the reason why people of color are not welcome in the United States. The gods control everything:::The perception they want to create, the thoughts they want you to have.
    People of color can’t recover from absorbing the temptations from two cultures. And why they become more and more like so many blacks in America:::Veterans at absorbing the temptations of two cultures.
    To further illustrate this is why California’s educational system/funding was ranked #1 when California was white:::Education being the basis of the affluent economic system. Now even public higher education has become unaffordable.

    The gods placed us all into our own corners of the globe. As such for thousands of years we spent time and reproduced with out own kind.
    This is why mobilty/travel, biracial unions/offspring and partaking of other cultures is a sin::::
    Each has it’s own elements of disfavor, and by experiencing other cultures you are being exposed to these disfavors, which if people may adopt will make their state even worse than prior.
    The United States has been considered a “melting pot” where rejects from around the world were sent when kicked out of their motherland.
    Remember, this concept of cultural diversity is an element of the liberal platform the gods used to promote societal decay, revealed on the map with the “beast” that is the SanFranciscoBayArea and the spread of social deterioration that spread to the rest of the country and eventually to the entire globe.

    As with some things in this life “less is more”. Sex is one of those things. They used the liberal age to promote casual “free” sex intentionally::Combined with “women’s lib” and their initiation into the “trenches” of the workplace people experineced a mass masculinization of their females.
    The gods use sex as temptation. This is why the most disfavored among us are preoccupied with it. While some may feel being well-endowed is a sign of favor the truth is just the opposite. And often the result is misogyny, a belittling of the favored gender, and stagnation of the people as a whole.
    Less is more. When young women experience passing thoughts which say you’re doing something wrong instead of fighting or dismissing the thought you should heed the warning. Sadly in today’s world too many experience prolonged periods of promiscuity in their lives, whereas if married by 15 like throughout human history this disfavor was avoided.
    Don’t forget:::It is children who ascend into heaven, and the absence of sexual activity is one reason. Their general innocence is another, which should help you see the destructive nature of adult life in today’s society.

    Ronald Reagan spent the communist block into submission with defense buildup, and in the process increased the National debt from $1 trillion in 1980 to $6 trillion when he left office.
    W charged both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the national debt, honest numbers to come.
    The gods used W to initiate the “Great Recession” with deliberate legislation/regulation changes, allowing the sub-prime fiasco and corporate irresponsibility/criminal behavior which led to the multi-trillion dollar stimulous package, pocketted by Republican friends and donors::::$5 trillion charged to the National credit card.
    This corruption is one element of evil in the party of good. War mongering is another.
    Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t::::With the Democrats you subscribe to social decay via liberlism, which WILL lead to the Apocalypse. Republicans are being used by the gods to bankrupt the United States, ultimately motivating people to the point of “desperation prayer” once anarchy presides::::Punishment designed to correct your behavior.

    god won’t heal amputees because they deserve it.
    They deserve it.
    In a former life they were sick monsters who thought they were “earning” by hurting others, perhaps Italian shit like the filth who did the legwork setting up WorldWarII (revenge on enemies, ex:5th c. German invasion of dying Roman Empire. The gods had their real reason behind this.)

  28. on 15 Sep 2012 at 8:54 am 28.alex said …

    27..the gods=tripe
    yor god proof,moron?

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