What is the Church’s Dope?
Webster’s dictionary defines “placebo” as a “medication prescribed more for the mental relief of a patient than for the actual effect on his disorder, or something tending to sooth.” The doctors tell us that if we know we are being treated with a placebo, it does not work. In our minds we must think that it is a real medication and has the strength or power to heal. If the patient believes this, then the treatment has been known to work wonders in many cases that otherwise could not have been treated. Placebo treatment is, in fact, nothing of substance, but in the mind of the patient it is real. In order for this kind of treatment to work, the doctor must convince the patient of the work of the medication.
My friend, I declare unto you that this is exact “treatment” that most “mouth-professing” Christians are using today. The doctor administering this “medication” is Satan himself. He gives the “patient” a sugar-coated religion, a shallow experience, and whispers half-truths into his ears. He then tells the “patient” that it is real and that it is all the “patient” needs. Doctor Satan will allow his “patient” to continue to go to church, sing, pray, teach and even preach. But the “patient” will not be allowed to live the life that he confesses with his mouth. On August 3, 1979, Howard Pittman’s artery ruptured and died. His spirit was lifted from his body and taken into the Second Heaven where he saw many startling things.
Howard appeared before the Lord in the Third Heaven where he pleaded for an extension of his physical life. It was here that God showed him what kind of life of worship and service to Jesus Christ he had really led. He was given a message to bring back to God’s latter rain soldiers in this generation. That message is what this book is all about — The greatest news since Pentecost!