Monday, February 02, 2009

Televangelism In Chaos - WP
The article is about Robert Shuller and his 'Hour of Power' show and the Huge Crystal Cathedral. They now have serious financial difficulties and must sell some property. Shulllers Gospel is not the Gospel of Christ Jesus as preached by his apostles. It was a careful facilmilie of it that lured the comfort laden into a 'christianity' that made them feel good but left them in a lost spiritual state. I come across too many Christians who listen to these televangelists. Most of them have some doctrine to tickle the ears of the hearer. How to get rich through prayer how to feel good in sin, how to have 'pride' in your high paying job. By and large these guys are in it for the money.

1. Evangelist Benny Hinn is a multi-millionaire. He is Trinity Broadcasting's major star and supporter. After his overseas crusades he has stayed at $5,000-$10,000 a night resort hotels. He lives in a ten million dollar beach house and drives several $80,000 vehicles. He once used ministry dollars to pay his son in-law $2,500 to babysit. Another time he took $25,000 for ministry expenses for a crusade held 30 minutes from his home. Hinn is being investigated by Senator Grassley, and has said he wishes he could shoot the heretics with a Holy Ghost gun.

2. Pastor Kenneth Copeland is also a multi-millionaire. His greatest hobby and assets are his personal jets. One is valued at eighteen million dollars. He is under investigation for using his jets for exotic vacations and hunting trips. This man is a major proponent of the prosperity movement. He refuses to let Senator Grassley examine his books and says he will go to prison if he has to.

3. Bishop Eddy Long is another multi-millionaire also being questioned by Senator Grassley. He has a salary near one million a year and drives a $300,000 Bentley. His nine bathroom mansion spread over twenty acres. Bishop Long defends his lavish lifestyle by saying he pastors a multi-million dollar congregation. "You got to put me on a different scale than the poor black preacher sitting over there that is supposed to be just getting by because the people are suffering."

4. Teacher Joyce Meyer is a multi-millionaire. Besides her own home, her ministry supplies homes for all of her children on her huge compound. When asked about this luxurious life style she says her board believes she deserves it. When asked about her eight car garage she responds that her husband likes cars. Senator Grassley wants information about her ministry $23, 00 dollar toilet marble lid, $19,000 dollar Dresden vases, and many other luxurious items at her Missouri headquart ers.

5. Pastor Crefto Dollar is a multi-millionaire. He drives a Rolls Royce and lives in million dollar homes. He is being investigated for illegally raising several million dollars that he gave as a gift to Kenneth Copeland.

6. Teacher Paula White is a multi-millionaire. She lives in a Trump tower apartment in New York City. She owns several multi-million dollar homes, and has a multi-million dollar jet. She also has started several businesses. Grassley is asking Paula White for her records regarding giving T.D. Jakes a Bentley convertible.

The apostles, prophets, and reformers would weep hot tears if they were a part of this American church. The truth is that the American dream church is pathetic, selfish, greedy, and fraudulent. It is rich, lukewarm, and nauseating. In Revelation 3:17 (Amp), Jesus says, "For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked." - Parrot Talks
Even the outsiders can see the rank hypocrisy in the Church. Why can't those who claim to be Christ's? Answer: Most do not belong to him. They sincerely think they do but they do not. They have swallowed the great lie, the great deception that Christ warned about. They are lost souls in a false Church. They rejected the narrow way in favor of a comfortable way that requires no hardship and no Cross. Hear me this is most important dear readers. Deceit is everywhere the real truth has been drowned out by big money pastors and false teachers. But if you seek the truth with ALL (no reservations, willing to go to great lengths to find it) of your heart, you will find it. You must STRIVE to enter into the narrow gate, for many shall SEEK and will not be able (Luke 13:24).

I do not decry the crisis of the televangilsts. I decry the lack of sound doctrine and the biblical teachings in the modern American Church and on the TV. The sooner these men are exposed, the sooner people will begin to hear the words of Christ and his Holy Spirit. Why does the Church have no power and cannot discern the sings of the times which are screaming in our daily headlines? False teachers, false prophets pointing the sheep in the wrong direction and directing them into the loves and vices of mammon rather than the love and humility of Christ Jesus.

Why does no one hear these words? Why do they flock to the false and ignore the true?

He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. - John 8:47

You try and tell people that God is not happy with America. Tell them we as a nation are going into a deep valley of decision and trial. They do not want to hear it, their eyes roll in contempt and they shut their ears from hearing. Why?

He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. - John 8:47

Those who know God listen to his watchmen, however so humble. They listen to those he has called in this hour to do his work. They do so without lots of (usually no) financial recompense. I assure you, I have no marble toilet seats and the wooden ones I have need replacing! I drive a car that is well over 10 years old and my last vacation was to visit relatives I have not seen in many many years. It cost me less than $300 dollars to do it. I do not demand a dime for my work or the work God has called me to do.

So while I am far, far from perfect, I hereby testify that I have been called to do a job and I will do it until the day I am laying in a hole on my back and they start shoveling dirt in my face. I am in this thing to the end. No turning back. I am in it for Christ and not for money. I will warn the people until the day he tells me to stop.

So brethern, look to this kind of example when you hear a radio show with a preacher a TV show or a some guy on the internet running some guilt trip on you for cash. A true servant of Christ will live humbly and tell you what you need to hear, even and especially if it is not what you want to hear.

America has already been weighed in the balances and found wanting. But God in his mercy (and because there are so many of his people insider her borders) is going to give us one last shot to come correct (repent). This time, he is going to get our full and undivided attention.

And yes... it is going to hurt. But the so-called Churches in America are in need of serious redirection. Some of these Churches remind me more of KKK meetings that a house of God. I mean, don't be black and show up to some of these places. This has caused a lot of Christians to stumble and stumble in their faith badly. I know... I have seen it. They see how the so-called mega-Churches treat them and then they get angry with God. This is also true for Christian Colleges as well. Some of of these places need a burning cross next to their front door to let the folks know where they really stand. One of these schools actually had a student show up one day in a truck with a swastika painted on it. A Christian school! One had a preacher clearly insinuate that whites were more 'evolved' that Blacks and that Whites need to show mercy to them. A Christian school!. is it any wonder the world has such a low opinion of Christians?

No. What passes for Christianity today in America isn't and while many will try to find ways to figure out how to 'fix' the Church in America the real answer is basic salvation. These places are not preaching it because the leaders are not saved. They are like the Pharisee's of old, blind men leading the blind and making million$ in the process.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. (att 23:13-15)

My strong word to those of you who see these things and are troubled by them is this. Don't let it cause you to stumble in your walk with Christ. Thieves, liars, hypocrites and those filled with hate and murder have been the bane of the Church for centuries. Today is no different. Just because the devil is able to sow tares among the wheat does not mean that we should throw away our faith. My strong advice is that if your preacher is not preaching the word of God and is not warning you of the times and the seasons we are in, get out of that Church and give your offerings to organizations that really do the work of Christ and stop paying for the pastors mega-mansion, new BMW and vacations to Aruba with your offerings. If the Church cannot give you a strict accounting of the money spent, stop giving until they can.


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