well, I did see a 20/20 special about a church where people were drinking strychnine and handling poisonous snakes. After the special the 20/20 crew took a sample of the strychnine that they were drinking out of a canning jar and it proved to be near 100 percent pure stychnine. They were taking pretty big gulps of it too. I don't think 20/20 had anything to gain one way or the other in the testing. Afterall, its not like the story was one that any nightly news or 24 hour news wanted to touch.
Kinda off the subject but when I was in the Navy and stationed over in Japan in around 98 if memory serves (my 6 years in the Navy kinda seemed like one big blur), I came and visited my parents who were RV'ing in Casa Grande, AZ (located about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson). It was about midnight and all of the broadcasted TV stations out of Phoenix had a huge new story about a huge V shaped UFO that was just hovering over Phoenix, this went on for a couple of hours and seemed like one of the best UFO's ever caught on film. Eventually we went to bed knowing that it would really be a big deal by the next day. And do you know what. I never saw or heard or even heard mention of it on any news ever again. This is when I really figured out that we do not have a free press here in the United States.
Anyway, what I am trying to say is. If a huge story about a giant V shaped UFO can seem to disappear off the face of the earth. And yes they were filming it why they were talking about it and there were more that one news station filming it and reporting on it LIVE. Then do we really expect stories of miracles to be on CNN here on earth where Satan and only God knows how many of his fallen angels (could be millions) are furiously trying to deceive us and destroy us from knowing God.
Luke Chapter 10
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Revelation 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Please note in Revelation 12:9 where exactly Satan was cast to. And note the Chapters in Luke that show he was cast out in Jesus's time. Cast out of heaven and to the earth. This was a great victory for the angels of heaven who no longer had Satan there accusing them before God because Satan was cast to earth.
Hey, this could even be ammo against eternal damnation teachings. Afterall, the classical definition of hell is a place of fire where Satan has power and reigns. (although not above those who serve God)
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
please notice that the victory was in heaven, the world mentioned is heaven, and please note what is said about us on earth, using these thoughts and taking the classical definition of Hell. Then it would appear that earth is hell. Just a thought. But I wouldn't be too worried if you don't see miracles blaring in the headlines.