Thursday, September 21, 2006

Prophesying "in pirate"

I find this stuff. You decide.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Sam Brobst took a "Learning Your Spiritual Gift" course at Full Life Center, a charismatic church, and felt the Lord leading him to prophesy during meetings. But when Brobst opened his mouth the first time, he and others were surprised by what came out: pirate speak.

"We were in the middle of worship, when this voice rings out, 'Yar! Hear the word of the Lord — the Lord of the mighty seas!'" says one witness. "It was straight out of a Disneyland ride."

Brobst says he can't help it: when the Spirit moves upon him, he clamps one eye shut and his voice becomes gravelly and menacing. On a recent Sunday, he prophesied, "Avast ye, mateys! Hear the word from our Cap'n: No fear have ye of storms and scallywags, says ye? Argh! But I be seein' your true hearts. For I see below quarterdecks, says I. Ye be tremblin' in the face of scurvy dogs. But pay them no heed. For I be preparin' to pour down plenty o' booty upon ye. So be of cheer, me hearties! Ye be loved of the Cap'n."

The people of the church by now are accustomed to it, though first-time visitors often giggle.

HT: Locusts and Honey



At 8:42 PM, Blogger Sean Scribner said...

Yar, I had no idea the Spirit wore an eyepatch and walked with a pegged leg.


At 3:19 AM, Blogger Joe said...

That has to rank right up there with those people who "bark" when "lead by the Spirit." Just plain crazy.

At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, you guys realize this is from The Lark, Christendom's version of The Onion...right?

At 10:13 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Never heard of The Lark...but if it is like The Onion then that explains everything! LOL!!! Thanks for the info.

But...people have done strange things "in the Spirit".


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