Newspaper Exposes Fake Bible Oil Scam in Georgia
Johnny Taylor and Jerry Pearce claim that Pearce’s Bible has been flowing oil since 2016 in Dalton, Georgia. They told the Chattanooga Times Free Press in November 2019 that the oil has been anointing and healing people, and creating mysterious pieces of silver (VIDEO BELOW).
Pearce and Taylor said their ministry began in 2016 in the week after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The men claimed they had powerful religious experiences ,and oil began coming from the Bible.
Taylor explained how the supposed miracle worked:
[The Bible is] just a sign and a wonder. But it’s your faith and it’s how you apply it and use it where the miracles come in. We tell people the Bible is not the move, it’s just the sign and the wonder, but if you go find out where the Bible is, there’s a move going on there.
Pearce added his evidence-free claims:
We’re getting a lot of feedback. People are being healed even by being anointed with the Bible. And when I anoint the people with the Bible, Johnny has seen it, the oil will start coming out of it, out of the bottom of the Bible.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported on Feb. 1, 2020, that two Dalton Tractor Supply managers visually identified Pearce in December 2019 and said he consistently bought gallons of mineral oil from their store in Dalton.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press paid the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to chemically compare Pearce’s Bible oil with the Ideal brand mineral oil sold at Tractor Supply:
The tests found Pearce’s oil is petroleum-derived and the results “strongly suggest that the oil sample is mineral oil,” according to the analysis. The second test, comparing the chemical composition of Pearce’s oil to the product sold at Tractor Supply, found a nearly exact match.
Pearce claimed the managers at Tractor Supply are lying, while Taylor still claimed the poil comes from the Bible:
Everything we do is in the light. I don’t know how we could defend it other than it just comes up out of the Bible.
However, on Feb. 13, 2020, the men claimed in an online statement that the Bible stopped flowing oil on Jan. 10, even though they made no mention of this at their weekly gatherings since that day. The men stopped distributing oil on Feb. 4 and will no longer hold religious services in Dalton.