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Marjoe Gortner-How false prophet works
Some Christians look at you sideways if you dare say that there are huckster evangelists out there working religion for a buck. Or, they admit there's probably a bad apple or two but no one dares think it could be their favorite evangelist. The truth is there are very clever men out there whose only intention is to make money. One such man was Marjoe Gortner. In the 1950's he was known as the youngest ordained minister in the world (officially ordained at just 4 years old). As he grew to manhood, he traveled doing tent revivals, preaching, prophecying and working miracles... but the amazing truth was - Marjoe was a fraud! In fact, he claimed to be an atheist! His general view of "the ministry" was that it was no different than the entertainment business. In 1972 Marjoe decided to get out of the "ministry" but took one last ride on the tent revival trail... this time with a band of camera men and he exposed his own charade! His self-created documentary (titled "Marjoe") was made into a feature film and shown all over. Below is a 9 minute clip of him in action, both as a child and as an adult (the file is in Windows Media format). You'll notice how similar are his antics to any number of preachers who are regularly seen on TV today and in churches everywhere. It'll put chills down your spine how convincing he is as well. Next time you think it's unlikely that a well-known preacher could possibly be doing what he does for no other motive than money, remember Marjoe! Christians, stay alert, for many false anointed ones have gone out into the world! rnrnP.S. Today Marjoe is an actor and also a public speaker for social causes he cares about. Foremost among those causes is informing the public about some of the rhetorical techniques that are being used to manipulate their thoughts and emotions. He is still not a Christian, but he visits about 20 colleges a year teaching them how "faith-healers" do their "tricks". People actually still "fall down under the power" in his le