Prosperity Gospel preachers under investigation

9 11 2007

The consequences of iniquities will find us out, this is an eternal principle which governs the righteousness of God and His judgment is fair. For years, i have written against the message of prosperity gospel which the fruits of the preachers will be judged. As God used the wicked Babylonians to judge Judah and Israel, so God will use the system outside of the Church to judge them, if the Church is incapable to do so.

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has commissioned a thorough investigation on six prominent prosperity gospel preachers.

  • Kenneth and Gloria Copeland
  • Creflo and Taffi Dollar
  • Benny Hinn
  • Bishop Eddie Long
  • Joyce and David Meyer
  • Randy and Paula White

The above six ministries are under investigation for irregular tax reports and various financial activities that don’t comply to the laws governing religious organisations in America.

In many cases, these preachers live an extravagant lifestyle above humility Christ shown us in his ministry on earth, these preachers are more concerned about building their own kingdom here on earth. Often to the expenses of poor communities in America and around the world. Many ministries involving these six and affiliated are under investigations, including Oral Robert University where Kenneth and Gloria Copeland are in the board of regents, is under investigation and involving a financial scandal on its own.

Just in Singapore for the last few weeks, after the NKF (National Kidney Foundation), a charitable organization which was investigated, the latest being Ren Ci Organization, a charitable buddhist organization is now being investigated for the huge amount of money they solicitation through TV charity shows, and irregularities in their investment and loans to companies.

The root of prosperity gospel is in the greed where these preachers, whether knowingly or not, has blinded them. Despite the potential reach of their ministries to tell the world about Christ, their testimonies are now a blight in light of Christ’s and has shown us, the Church, that we are all guilty for not being a watchman and to judge each other in love.

We need to watch each other’s lifestyle and doctrines that we remain accountable and blameless even before the world that we will not shame the name of Jesus. I can’t say the same with these super preachers of their own message of greed.

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13 responses

11 11 2007
Jacqueline Battle

God Bless them all, I hope for their sake they were always telling the truth 100% and not making a show of things but………… everything comes out in the light.

13 11 2007
will spencer

i just told a preacher riht here in charlotte,nc that GOD ALMIGHTY is going to exspose these so call preacher that preach for the gold and not for the soul! they miss it big just like the aposel paul preached to the phillipians with tears in his eyes ” there god is there belly and they are not people of the LORD JESUS its said but when i got saved 12/16/92 they were phony then and they are still phony true people of GOD really have a built in device that keep them from harmfull people like them its about rightouesness and JESUS and ISREAL and iam from the hood,so many are decieved and rightfully so they dont belong to the LORD you dont have enuff room for all that i would like to say so ill stop … see ya in heaven soon

20 11 2007
Pastor Scott Perciful

I grew up in the “prosperity gospel” from the time I heard about Jesus. I was a minister in a large “word faith prosperity church for two years.” After having my eyes opened to the corruption in these types of ministries (from being on the inside) I left. These preachers of error are only after your money and they twist the scriptures out of context to make it look like something it is not.

Now that I have found the truth – and the scales have come off of my eyes (its been 5 yrs now) I pray for all those who sit under this style of preaching that they could be delivered. The way they all use scriptures is cultish and manipulative.

May GOD have mercy on their souls at the judgement.

30 11 2007
timothy

gospel is good news, and good news is prosperity. not just money. give the preachers a break. would you rather they preach poverty messages.

1 12 2007
Dimitri Lawrence Guy

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Dimitri Lawrence Guy, on November 30th, 2007 at 2:16 pm Said:

I personally believe that the bible was written several hundred years ago, published and distributed in an attempt (by governing authorities) to control the masses of the public. Using the bible was a way for the U.S. Government to control the public by appealing to their conscious through a mythical authority such as “God”, “Jesus”, or even the “Devil”, or “Satan”. I fell for this shit as a teenager. I lived my earlier years dealing with this life oppressing and life altering bullshit. I finally discovered that as a black man living in America, instead of relying on “God”, I needed to stake my claim on R-E-S-P-E-C-T by educating myself and by determining that I would NOT allow myself to be disrespected. It’s unfortunate that a lot, if not most, of Black Americans have fallen victim to this religious bullshit called Christianity. I now refuse to believe that the “God” of the “Bible” exist. I don’t believe that “Jesus” existed. If he did exist, then HE of all people should have realize that it is totally unfair for an “Almighty God” to require the people of the world (who have had absolutely no type of access to 100% truth or have ever seen a divine miracle by Jesus) to put all of their trust and faith in a person written about around 2000 years ago, who claimed to be the son of God (the so called Creator Of The Universe)in order to be assured of eternal life in paradise rather than an eternal existence in a place of torment. I understand that this will be almost impossible for most people to comprehend, but if you take time to think about it, and think about what your own opinion of the “Almighty God” is and what you’ve been told about the type of Love and Compassion that the “Almighty God” is suppose to have for YOU and for all of Humanity, you’ll begin to realize that all of the information that you’ve been listening to for all of these years is so damn confusing and contradictary. In other words, IT’S ALL BULLSHIT!!!!!! Doesn’t the bible say that “God is not the author of confusion?” Well, the fact that this is written in the bible means that if YOU TRULY believe that the bible was written by the inspiration of “God”, then the bible contradicted itself just by that statement because the bible is FULL Of Contradictions which creates CONFUSION. To all of the African American “Christians” out their, Get Off Of Your Knees!!! Don’t Waste Your Time Praying To A God Who Isn’t In The Business Of Granting Requests. You’ve Been Created With All Of The Necessary Tools To Be Self Sufficient. Learn to do what ever it takes to happily exist in this country and to just live on this planet. Consider this message that was written by ME to be the answer to your prayers that just happen to be heard by our TRUE Creator. YOU have what it takes to answer your OWN requests. Get off of your knees and go to work or go back to school and learn something new that you can work at in order to take care of yourselves and your family. If not, just lay down and die. The choice is yours. Either way, you’ll win. But, if you stay on your Knees expecting “God” to do something for you, YOU’LL LOSE!!!!!!!

2 12 2007
joe

Prophecy on Kenya by Rev Jon
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My name is Jonathan Hansen. I am an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, residing in Kenya. I minister both locally and internationally. The following word has been very difficult to give. Some hypocrites will scream racist, but God does not look at skin color or nationality, but only the heart. God loves the people in Kenya and so do I. God in his love, mercy and grace is calling the Church in Kenya to repent of their disobedience of the Word of God to draw nigh unto him so he can forgive and restore the land. Out of faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ, I share with you what the Lord is allowing to come upon Kenya. (The above was written before I moved to the United States in 1995.)

The 1992 Prophecy to Kenya
On June 4th and 18th, 1992, the Lord woke me up out of my sleep and gave me a message for the nation of Kenya:

“The reason why the nation of Kenya is in trouble today is because most of the professing ‘Christians’ have the knowledge of the word of God, but they do not have a relationship with God.”

They, like Lucifer, Adam and Cain, have rejected the known ways of God and have brought on the consequences for their disobedience.

The pastors/leaders of most of the churches in Kenya are in reality serving themselves, not Jesus Christ. Instead of teaching the people the ways of God, thy are teaching the people by their own testimonies, both in the preaching and personal lifestyle, to rebel against the teachings of the Bible. Today’s church leaders are not instructing the people to obey the Holy Scriptures or to pray for the President and bring about peaceful change in a Godly manner. Instead, they are going directly against the Bible and speaking words of slander, strife, discord, rebellion and anarchy. People are plotting revolt, curse and openly malign maliciously. They criticize the President because pastors are in sin and serving themselves in the name of Christ.

Many, many people today who call themselves “Christians” no longer help preserve the nation. They lie, cheat, steal, fornicate, commit adultery, have abortions, live in homosexuality, slander, curse, gossip and commit every sort of evil and uncleanness that the heart can imagine. The “Christians” today say, “Praise the Lord,” shake your hand (like Judas kissing Jesus), then stab you in the back by accusing you falsely. They are filled with jealousy, bitterness, selfishness and guilt. Today’s professing “Christians” in Kenya have broken and are breaking the laws of God, and are about fit for nothing but the “dunghill.”

READ Luke 14:34

Because of rejecting the truth/knowledge of the Word of God into one’s heart so a relationship is developed (the “born again” beginning with an ongoing relationship), Isaiah 59:12-13 is quickly coming to pass; “For our transgressions are multiplied before Thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and our iniquities we know them; in transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.”

WARNING:

THE WORD FROM THE LORD IS THIS TO CHRISTIANS IN KENYA!

1. God is going to judge this nation.

2. A spirit of rebellion is sweeping the nation followed by fighting.

3. A spirit of drought is sweeping the nation followed by famine.

4. A spirit of Islam is sweeping the nation followed by riots.

5. Finally, if the Christians and especially the pastors of this nation do not repent of their hypocrisy and start to develop a relationship with God, then the Christians will lose their religious freedom.

Church people who call themselves Christian, if you fear God you must have change of heart and develop a true relationship with him. You must be “born again.” If you fail to hearken to this WARNING there will be fighting (even family against family); there will be famine; you will be persecuted by another religious group; the nation will lose its religious freedom and the nation will not fully recover until Jesus returns.

THERE IS HOPE!

This prophecy is literally being fulfilled right in front of our eyes.

But, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

If your heart is not pure then repent before all is fulfilled and you lose your religious freedom!

This prophecy was recorded in June 1992 and given to church leaders at that time.

28 12 2007
Charles

What you spoke about concerning the Christians in Kenya is true of those in the United States too. We as a nation have accepted the new alternate life styles as normal. Our children have more rights than their parents. The government is dictating how we discipline our own children, prayer is taken out of schools, but again, many on the school staff are not christians. Most of the singles are fornicators or have secrets lives that are not christian at all. We as Christians try to blame everyone else but ourselves for setting a bad example of the power of God to change lives. As Jesus stated, “Let him that is without sin cast the first stone”. We are living in the last days and the word of God is being fulfilled.

3 01 2008
joe

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James1

16 01 2008
jacob

it is true that the world has sinned.christians should have exhibited an excellent example of christ’s commands but iinstead they have brought the world into the church.May god forgive us.

16 10 2008
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16 11 2008
Pet Peeve #1: Money, Mansions and a Mercedes - How you can have all these things? « Finding Time

[...] Ben Gilbert is just one of the many “Christian Pastors” (Christian is used loosely) that subscribe to this very anti-Christian dogma.  There are scores of mega churches across America blinded by this anti-Christian teaching that is spreading across the pulpits of these churches to the ears of truly needy people.  Kenneth Copeland, Creflo and Taffi Dollar, Benny Hinn, Bishop Eddie Long, Joyce & David Meyer, and Randy & Paula White are just a few of the prosperity gospel preaching proponents in America.  Those same persons are actually being investigated for irregular tax reports and various financial activities.  Yeah, bet we call couldn’t see that one coming!  I retrieved this information from the following blog:  http://danski.wordpress.com/2007/11/09/prosperity-gospel-preachers-under-investigation/ [...]

21 06 2009
mat lowe

I think times are sad…. read the bible don’t look to people. I think that there is coming greater light and darkness into the world if you know what i mean…. I could share my thoughts on this but it would only create strife which is something i’ll try to not do but this i must say i think we can all agree that TV ministries and as a matter of fact all religions should have honestly and integrity and that it is important to have personal freedom for i worry we may soon lose it in north america in the comming decades hopefully that is an insane thought but anything can happen.

12 09 2009
prayerwarrior

In God We Trusts.
Prayer is the key that opens your day to every blessing. It also is a lock that closes the night to keep you safe while sleeping. So what you have to do is “use your key all the time.” Smile! It will make you look better. Pray, it will keep you strong. Love, it will make you enjoy life.
Praying For The Children, & There Family. that Live On Same Road where I Live. For there Salvation In The Name Of Jesus Christ. I Pray God Will Bless There Health, Home, School, Work, Healing Blessing. In The name Of Jesus Christ, i Pray God Put Joy, Love Peace & Forgiveness in There Heart, In The Name Of Jesus christ. I Pray They Stay in School to, In The Name of Jesus Christ. & Pray For President Barack Obama. Pray Gor The Jews & USA. In The Name Of Jesus Christ I Pray
Father we trust you to take care of our students when they are out of our control and under the influence of others in our schools.

The Savior said, “Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your [families] may be blessed” . By praying together, families can grow closer to Heavenly Father and to each other and invite the Holy Ghost in the home. In The Name Of Jesus Christ
Pray For Our Childrens. PLESAE

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