Question: What can you tell me about Rodney M.Howard-Brown. Charismatic churches have been featuring him and he seems to be causing quite a stir.
Response: He is from South Africa and has become very popular in the US. As with Benny Hinn, entire sections of the audience fall under the power. Rodney's specialty, however, it to have those who fall over begin to laugh uncontrollably, supposedly with the joy of the Lord. Some find themselves stuck to the floor or to their seats—another alleged evidence that "God is in it." At Benny Hinn's church in Orlando, after the bedlam had gathered momentum, Benny assured the audience, "This is the Holy Ghost!" I think not. There is no precedent or parallel for anything of this nature found in Scripture. Furthermore, Rodney, like Benny and so many others, literally orchestrates the phenomena, putting man in command of the so-called Holy Spirit. Their religious showmanship is both unbiblical and blasphemous.