21 people get severely scorched feet as motivational seminar goes awry!
July 22, 2012
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Motivational speakers are in high demand. Motivational sermon series sell like hot pan cakes in many churches too. These days actually some pastors prefer to be called life coaches or motivational speakers. Speaking of which a popular secular motivational speaker will have a lot of ‘splaining to do when he failed to help a group of fanatics “unleash the power within”. You see…
Nearly two dozen people were treated for burns on their feet after walking on hot coals during a motivational seminar conducted by self-help expert Tony Robbins in San Jose, California, local media reported.
Firefighters treated at least 21 people for burns to the soles of their feet, several of them second- and third-degree, on Thursday night, according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News. At least three people went to the hospital, although none of the injuries was life-threatening, the report added.
It was the first night of the motivational seminar called “Unleash the Power Within,” a four-day Robbins event attended by some 6,000 people, the Mercury News reported
If you search “within” for an unleashed power or a champion do not be surprised when your own body reminds you of your folly. More so when you mix your folly with fire and throw plain common sense through the window.
Can a man take fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned? Or can a man walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? (Proverbs 6:27-28)
The same message should go to those who preach a “gospel” that’s titled “discover the champion within”. Such messages may soothe for a while but will only lead to eternal damnation.