This Is Only a Test

Wanna’ hear hip hop that’s hip to God? And to spiritual discernment, when someone claims a manifestation of the supernatural? Check out the tune called “Test It,” by the group Cross Movement. For the MP3, go here. For the lyrics, go here.

You don’t have to fall for every miracle claim to believe in miracles. You’re not a naturalist—or a deist—if you want to test it. So test it.

If God expects you to believe that a miracle has happened, he will supply the evidence. So test it.

If someone, human or nonhuman, wants to usurp God’s authority, then there will be the illusion of miracles. So test it.

Check out the New Testament and ask this question: “What’s the worst thing that happened to someone who had trouble believing a miracle had happened when it was a genuine miracle?” You’re not a reprobate if you need evidence. So test it.

Something to ponder: “If you believe that Jesus literally rose bodily from the dead, do you need another miracle?”

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I blogged on July 7, 2008 about an MSNBC article about the Todd Bentley “revival” phenomenon in Lakeland, Florida. I was interviewed for the article, and there were many readers who commented and sent me mail. They were scandalized by my skepticism. Many have watched Bentley on YouTube and happily boarded the bandwagon of non-discriminating miracle mongers. It is possible to be duped. So test it. And test every claim of supernatural revelation and the miraculous. It’s only a test.

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About Doug Geivett
University Professor; PhD in philosophy; author; conference speaker. Hobbies include motorcycling, travel, kayaking, sailing.

3 Responses to This Is Only a Test

  1. Doug Geivett says:

    Thanks, Dee! I’ll check this out when I get home from Oregon.

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  2. TheDeeZone says:

    Another song by Flame, one of the Cross Movement guys, comes to mind as well “Content”. It is a charge to check the content of a message with the Bible.

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  3. Nate says:

    Just watched this Bentley clop on YouTube:

    I didn’t know much about him before having watched it, and I’m not ready to utterly dismiss him on the basis of a negative first impression. But I hope I can be forgiven for needing a bit more evidence before taking him seriously. To my ear, “Leg Drop the Pastor” sounds more like a Beastie Boys tune than the Spirit’s voice…

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