Francis Chan Claims to Be Jesus, Heals Whole Village without the Holy Spirit

Francis Chan has upped the theological ante recently, going from the relatively sound reformed pastor, through Bill Johnson-loving charismatic, to a full-fledged faith healer, and now to Jesus in the Flesh when he described in a recent video how he laid hands and healed a whole village in Myanmar, ostensibly without the Holy Spirit.

Chan has a particularly irritating way of speaking, where his modus operandi is to consistently engage in religious performance art, not unlike Todd White who falls to his knees red-faced and weeping every three sentences or a certain baptist and pentecostal segment of preachers who insert “-ah” after every few words.

In Chan’s case, he reads the scriptures and preaches like he has an intestinal blockage, with strained features and gasping breaths, as if he’s fighting to speak when he’s not gesticulating wildly. It’s all a show, and it’s sad that some find it convincing.

But in his “Final Message to America,” Francis describes how he laid hands on he healed an entire village of unbelievers, ascribing his success to alleged miraculous machinations, rather than the normative means that Christ saves. He says:

Every time I pray nothing would happen, but that night in that village, I’m going God these people have believed one thing their whole lives, and there’s some really elderly people sitting at my feet. How am I supposed to convince them that this message that contradicts everything they’ve ever believed is true? God you have to do something. There’s little children here. I have no power. I’m speaking through a translator. You need to do something. Please. Visit. Show them one night of Power like nothing they’ve ever seen in their lives, begging God for this.

And believing, believing scriptures, scriptures that I memorized as a high school student came alive in me. Where I believe that Christ and I are one. And I was walking around that village and going ‘this is no different than if Jesus walked through this village.’

Because he says I can do whatever he did, and I can do greater things than he did. John 14:12. and I go I memorized that as a high school student and I believe it right now. I am Jesus right now. He and I are one. He abides in me, I abide in him. These are not just memory verses.

We seem to recall scripture about wicked and adulterous generations looking for a sign, but more importantly, this is a complete abrogation of John 16:7-1, which says:

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.  And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

For Francis Chan, however, the preaching of the word and the power of the Holy Spirit was insufficient to save. You heard him say it. “I have no power.” In fact, there’s not even a recognition of the Holy Spirit to bring about faith and repentance.

Because he has no power, and the preaching of the gospel doesn’t quite cut it, he needs that “poison drinking, serpent handling power” to get things done. Perhaps Chan has an extra verse tacked on to the back end of Romans 10:14, which after saying, “and how shall they hear without a preacher?” adds, “and how shall they believe without signs and wonders?”

This is notwithstanding that Chan is promoting some sort of TOS (Theosis on Steroids), a position he assumes by saying “I am Jesus right now” and likened himself walking through a village as literally NO DIFFERENT than if Jesus was walking through that village and engaging in mass healings of bad backs.

We await with bated breath to see where Chan goes next.



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10 thoughts on “Francis Chan Claims to Be Jesus, Heals Whole Village without the Holy Spirit

  1. I wonder if you would class this as gentle, not judging based on mere outward appearance and seeking to unify?
    ‘Chan has a particularly irritating way of speaking, where his modus operandi is to consistently engage in religious performance art, not unlike Todd White who falls to his knees red-faced and weeping every three sentences or a certain baptist and pentecostal segment of preachers who insert “-ah” after every few words.

    In Chan’s case, he reads the scriptures and preaches like he has an intestinal blockage, with strained features and gasping breaths, as if he’s fighting to speak when he’s not gesticulating wildly’

    Just as I do not know your heart to suggest you are not a Christian, I am concerned by the lack of fruits of Spirit evident here.
    🙁
    You don’t know Chan’s heart and would do well to spend less time criticising your brothers and hearing some of what he has to say. You may not agree with the wording and have something valuable to put forward regarding abiding in Christ and being a part of His body, not literally Him. You made a good point also regarding the need to not always gratify people’s desire for a sign but please prayerfully reconsider how you will do so. Humility is to be treasured.

    With thanks and God bless you.

  2. Well, when i read of the confrontations Jesus had with some of the religious rulers, i would expect it to have elicited similar comments to Mr Powel’s from those christians that are far too sensitive to be so direct. I knew Francis Chan. i liked him. i liked listening to him. but he did disappear into some kind of sabbatical for a couple of years and when he came back into the picture, he did seem to have grown some eyebrow raising beliefs. not a big deal to me at the time. he is not my pastor. but i have noticed him getting a bit farther out there. i would like to believe that i would never be comfortable saying that Jesus and I are the same person. In fact, Jesus said, “i’m outta here but i am sending the holy spirit”. Jesus said that we would speak in his name but it would be the Holy Spirit that empowers us so, Francis does appear to be getting farther and farther out there.

    it isn’t a question of offending Francis Chan, rather, it is a question of guarding against what is acceptable in terms of the preached gospel. Jesus was perfect in the law and it was the violation of the law that brought about the confrontations. is that off limits for the body of Christ? if we like someone, do we accept the teaching of false doctrine that we may sound loving and non-judgmental? Francis is getting out there and he is not in any kind of a submission to authority situation and has no constraints put upon his proclamations. if Francis is Jesus, isn’t Mr. Powell? Aren’t I? But i would be extremely uncomfortable saying such a thing. Is it okay to support the teachings of Francis Chan by not confronting error? or is it not error? and without an authority to submit to, is Francis free to preach error at will? that sounds more like the kind of mentality that indoctrinates the minds of our children in the classroom. And, if we really were concerned for correct doctrine, we would not be so timid when it comes to confronting false doctrine, just as the Apostle Paul directly confronted the Apostle Peter for accepting that he should preach the gospel to gentiles but fellowship with Jews only./

  3. Wow! Who knew Christian people could speak this about a brother or sister! Francis Chan isn’t perfect, none of us are, but he is doing the Lord’s work. I.hope you guys realize how badly you are reflecting Christ, by destroying one another with words! Sure he may have said something you don’t agree with, but “love the neighbor as they self” still stands!

  4. 1 Corinthians 6:17 “But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.”

    Also, he said “I have no power.” Which is true. I, myself, have no power. The Holy Spirit living in me is the power. It’s not my power. It’s Gods power, which is why Francis prayed to GOD to come and move.
    And it seems God did just that.

    This entire write up is bashing a man of God. I honestly should’ve stopped reading after the childish mockery of how he speaks.

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