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A Journalist Caught Christians Scamming People With Fake Biblical Oil

Feb 14, 2020

By Hemant Mehta

Back in 2015, a supposed miracle occurred in Dalton, Georgia.

A group of Christians who regularly met in the city’s Wink Theatre discovered that their prayer room was dripping with oil. A year later they found the same oil coming out of a Bible owned by church member Jerry Pearce. They never claimed the oil was magical — the kind that could heal you — but they believed it was a sign from God.

Pearce began traveling around the country with his magical Bible, as noted by Wyatt Massey of the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Some 400 gallons of oil later, and thousands of miles traveled, the group is drawing diverse crowds from across the country. Oil plays a prominent role in several Bible stories to anoint believers and care for the sick.

While the gatherings are to see the Bible, the book is serving as a way to bring people to the Christian faith, said Johnny Taylor, one of the organizers.

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