Lactose intolerance is incurable. A church in Thun Bei denies this: it advertises with a young man who after a sermon should no longer suffer from it.
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- One Christian tells us online how she was cured of lactose intolerance “with God.”
- With this she advertises her youth church in Bernese Oberland on Instagram.
- The Church is fueling false hopes: Lactose intolerance is incurable.
If dairy products cause abdominal pain and diarrhea, you probably suffer from lactose intolerance. Only one thing can help: Change your diet – because once you’re lactose intolerant, you’re always lactose intolerant.
Nevertheless, a youth church in the Bernese Oberland advertises an alleged healing. But we are not talking about therapy or tablets.
“I was able to experience a super cool healing with God,” claimed Bern native Christine A.* in an Instagram video. “I was lactose intolerant, so I couldn’t eat or drink dairy products.” Everything reportedly changed for him after a sermon in which “all prayed together”.
Milk is no longer a problem after the discourse
A.* Then drank milk at home. “Even after an hour I didn’t feel anything.” He felt bad for a week.
advertising is aimed at young people; The video was produced by “Bless Thun”, a Thun youth church based at the religious community GPMC.
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Her Style: “With a focus on neo-charismatic healing and mission,” explains George O. Schmid from the Evangelical Information Center for Churches, Denominations, and Religions. Neocharismatic – means: Many English words and emoji are used.
Lactose intolerance “lives”
It’s hard to believe the story of the young man’s healing. Because: “If there is a lactase deficiency, we speak of lactose intolerance. If there is such a thing, it will be there,” explains Roxanne Gilead from the sigh! Swiss Allergy Center.
She explains: “In the case of lactose intolerance, the activity of lactase naturally decreases over the course of life.” Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down lactose in the intestine.
“Whether or not this activity of enzymes decreases is genetically determined. The limit to how much lactose one can tolerate is very individual.”
Healing Advertisements for Churches “Typical”
Lactose intolerance cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be reduced. “It will be typical,” explains religion expert Schmid.
“Distresses that may stop on their own without treatment are an important part of the healing reports of all worldviews.” As examples, he cites problems of addiction, mental illness, and the perception of pain.
The video spreading false medical information was clicked over 400 times. “Bless Thun” is apparently not concerned that the video might spark false hope among those affected. The youth church left inquiries from Nau.ch unanswered.
*Names known to editors
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