Cindy Jacobs makes implausible healing claims

I was being conservative. They are not just implausible, they are ridiculous. And there is zero evidence that they actually occurred as she claims except for her story. If you are going to ask me to accept such an extraordinary claim, you had BETTER do better than that.

Christian TV prophet claims she can re-grow cheek bones and heal Satanic tumors | The Raw Story.

Self-proclaimed television prophet Cindy Jacobs recently told her followers that her faith once caused a woman to re-grow a cheek bone in seconds and that she was able to self-heal a grapefruit-sized tumor caused by Satan.

“I gave this prophecy, ‘You were in a car accident, and it destroyed your right cheekbone, so literally there’s a hollow under your cheek, you have no cheekbone. Where are you?’” she asked people at the meeting. “You see, that even takes faith to ask someone to stand up when you’re ministering like this.”

“And so, this woman stood up, you could see that she had been in a car accident, she had that concave, you know, look to her cheek,” Jacobs continued. “And I said, ‘Reach up and feel it.’ And she did. And as she rubbed her hand over her cheek, when she moved it away, you could see, God had grown the bone right under her hand.”

Nice story. And nonsense. Jacobs also claimed that she had a tumor. She explained thusly: “Satan had wounded me as a woman.” She blamed herself for her illness. This type of magical thinking is harmful to people, even if she just believes it herself. But worse, she is spreading nonsense to others as an evangelist.

Tip: Marcus Sprenkel

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  4 comments for “Cindy Jacobs makes implausible healing claims

  1. September 17, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Nothing new here. Just another religious scam artist preying on the gullible masses. I’ll pay attention when one of them replaces an arm or leg before the critical eyes of a reputable medical team.

  2. cwart
    September 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Lets put her to good use. Let her try and regrow a person from the foot in the story just before this one.

  3. September 17, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Hah, can Jesus regrow spaghetti? No, only the FSM can!

  4. September 17, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    > a grapefruit-sized tumor caused by Satan.

    I didn’t know there was a lab test that could determine that! I am so embarrassed to have fallen behind on my journal reading. I’ll have to poke around JSTOR tonight and find the relevant papers.

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