Will there always be people who call these backward, prostrate, and on the knees “slain in the Spirit” phenomena the work of the devil? Yes, after all, Jesus Himself was accused of being an agent of Beelzebub, just because Jesus the Christ was able to perform many fantastic miracles, signs and wonders (cf. Luke 11:14-15).
The old adage about ignorance being bliss is not absolutely true, and, as such, was not a credible excuse in my case. Whereas I once did believe wholeheartedly in this expression, I now, on a spiritual footing, have to disagree with those people who believe “ignorance is bliss” is a “wise” saying. Not knowing who God is, not knowing His covenanted promises that He has made with His people, not knowing how He operates in His people’s lives, and not knowing how He expects His people to operate in this world, according to His Word, is ignorance that does not promote happiness.