Saturday, April 08, 2006


A beautiful Friday morning, get the coffee started, make breakfast, turn on the local news and what stops me in my channel-flipping tracks? Peter and Elizabeth Popoff! A harmless, all-American couple sitting in a living room setting: Elizabeth has a young golden-haired terrier sleeping in her lap. She is wearing a soft green dress with a detailed collar; her bleach-blonde hair is immaculately styled. A bright-warm toothy smile greets me. Her husband is also ‘put-together’ in casual attire. His face is a bit more bronzed and has slicked-back black hair. His arms and hands speak to the camera…to me. Urging me to call the number below, for what I now gather, is a FREE sample of Miracle Spring Water! I can receive this FREE sample simply by calling 1-800-206-9277.

Intrigued, but for the wrong reasons, I continue to watch this buffoon swear by the “power” of this water. Reading testimonials from idiots who have used the water and been “instantly healed” of their ailments. And what makes this water so special? Where is it from? Questions that they never touch upon. Just believe what he says and you too, can feel the “power of Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost”. Spooking me out, they switch to a segment from a “Healing”, where a woman begins to gyrate after Peter places his hands on her. Miraculously, healed of a neck injury. Praise the Lord!

Like any other sane individual, I begin to ask myself why God would let a person, Peter, decide who is to be healed? We say things are God’s will when someone gets sick and/or dies, that the situation was out of our control. Well, if that is the case, and Peter seems to heal everyone, then how is that God’s will? Isn’t he making the decision for God?

The next part of this incredible Miracle Spring Water (repackaged tap water); is that it will also allow “divine transfer”. Now this is the part that really gets my attention. “God is a God of increase,” proclaims Peter. Through “divine transfer”, you too can obtain hundreds of thousands, evens millions of dollars by simply ordering the sample of Miracle Spring Water and following the instructions. It must work! After all, one woman was to inherit property with oil on it. Which probably means, she will inherit a gas station. Would God really allow a miracle water to be sent through a 1-800 #?

Let’s review a few of the 10 Commandments:

#10-Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s house-One is forbidden to desire and plan how one may obtain that which God has given to another.

So if you obtain a house or loads of money, then that money, etc. must be taken away from somewhere else. Ah, humans selfish nature rears its ugly head. Why should it matter where it comes from, just as long as you get more…more money, more houses, more cars, more trips to Tahiti….

#1-“I am the LORD your God…You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness…you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God…”
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