Posted: September 3, 2010 in David Vaughan, Drunkeness, false teachers
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It has been my opinion that having David Vaughan on Big Brother was more of a gimmick than anything else.  But how David came to remain in the house was more about what was going on behind the scenes.  I do not mean divine intervention either.  I came across this report which was titled:

Fellow contestants Steve ‘and Rachel get drunk on Holy Spirit’

Steve has got “drunk on the Holy Spirit”.

This evening while sitting on the sofas Dave and Steve suddenly started laughing uncontrollably and couldn’t fully stop for over half an hour.

Later Steve admitted that he felt something strange had happened. “That was really weird,” he said.

Dave told him that he was drunk on the Holy Spirit. He explained to Steve and Rachel that this happens to him on a regular basis and said that it is when angels enter the room and start tugging on his arms and legs. “Heaven is fun,” he told them.

Steve complained of a headache afterwards and told Dave: “I don’t want to keep laughing, I’ve got a headache!”

Rachel said that she got a little bit intoxicated too. “I didn’t need no wine tonight,” she smiled.

I was sceptical and appeared annoyed with Steve at first, accusing him of lying about his experience. But later he convinced her otherwise by swearing on his kids’ lives that he genuinely felt something extraordinary had happened.

The tragic situation today is that experience trumps scripture.  It does not matter what the experience is so long as someone comes along an stamps God or the Holy Spirit on it.  Then people take a big breath and confess that this must be ok because someone says it is.  David adds the  spiritual aspect by labeling a moment of laughter as coming from God.  But where do we see this in scripture.  The fact that neither Steve or Rachel are Christians would make me question  such a validity.   I once heard a story about someone called the laughing Buddha.  Who when he appeared in the middle of a market place and started laughing.  before long everyone in the market is laughing.  How true the story is I can’t tell but it shows that laughter does not have to be divinely ordained to be spontaneous.

John 16: 8-14 “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you.”

 There are several things which Jesus testifies as to how the Holy Spirit will work

  1. Convince the world of sin of their sin and their need for righteousness
  2. He will guide into all truth
  3. Show what is to come
  4. Reveal Jesus.

In convincing the world of sin the Holy Spirit must convict the sinner, persuade him of his condition and prove to him that Jesus alone is the answer.  Now where in these verses does the Holy Spirit convict and convince people through laughter and even worse through drunkenness?    Now what do we see here.  There was some laughter and a Dave filled in the blanks and added to the fact that he was also drunk.  Neither is Biblical.

 1Pe 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore SOBER, and watch unto prayer

 1Ti 3:11 Even so [must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers, SOBER, faithful in all things

 1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, SOBER, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

 1Pe 5:8 Be SOBER, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

 Now the one word that connects all these verses is the admonition to be SOBER.

This is not rocket science but simple obedience.  The trouble is people do not want to be obedient. Today charismatic philosophy is that experience trumps scripture.  If scripture commands people to obey, these same people will turn around and claim divine right to ignore amend or change whatever God teaches.

 Now would anyone find it strange that God commands one thing and then contradicts himself the next?  Further more did we see the same Holy Spirit convict Steve and Rachel?  It was interesting that Steve even complained about a headache and did not want to continue to laugh.  There was certainly dynamics and forces at work here but they were not from God but more earthly sensual and even demonic.  At the end there was no persuasion of sin or turning to God.  But a clear mocking of God

 Rachel said that she got a little bit intoxicated too. “I didn’t need no wine tonight”

 This does not speak about the ministry of the Holy Spirit at work.  They all walked out as they came in.  Unsaved and damned.  Tragic circumstances are that Dave continued the illusion that God was nothing more than a comic prank, a feel good party animal who only wants people to feel good about themselves.  This experience would do nothing but highlight that God somehow approved of  their lifestyle and blessed them with a bit of humour.  How blasphemous.  I have no doubt that there were powers at work to keep Dave in the house and before the world media for such an incident as this.  How terrible that these same people will one day stand before God and suddenly find out that he is not a party animal.  Drunken stupor will give was to a very sober situation.  Sadly by the time the lie is exposed it will be too late

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