Saturday, August 04, 2007

Just Sickening - fleasing the flock & maligning the gospel

I recently have come across some video clips that show/discuss various televangelists and their money-loving/hording ways. I have three clips on here, and I want to briefly explain them.

The last clip is of a news story done by the local news from where Creflo Dollar resides. We get to hear in his own words how he views the gospel and prosperity. One interesting note is that both of the clergy critics of Mr. Dollar are on the left-side of Christian theology. In other words, they most likely wouldn't agree with me on many things, but we are all opposed to the false teaching of the prosperity gospel.

The second clip shows the exposing of Peter Popoff. This is disturbing, and what's more is that this is fuel for skeptics of all kinds to throw away the true gospel along with this rubish.

But the first clip is from ABC's 20/20 where John Stossil investigates televangelists and their money. One note about this one is that after this aired, it was brought to the attention of the public and 20/20 (i.e. 20/20 was sued) that the first minister shown in detail, K.C. Price, was taken out of context in his comments about his extravogent life-style. It seems reasonable to believe that he was taken out of context, but in a rebuttal to the newscast, he stated the following,

“It’s not in theology, It’s not in denominationalism, but it is in the Bible. I can go to the Scriptures and quote Scripture after Scripture after Scripture that shows us that it is God’s will for us to materially prosper. In my own ministry, and others that teach along these lines, we’ve been telling people [that] we’re always going to have opponents because Satan is going to fight us tooth and nail so he can keep everybody poor.”1

Even though his comments were taken out of context, and that is a horrible thing to do, it doesn't seem as if Dr. Price would be ashamed to admit (not boast, no no) that he had those things if he did.

If the viewer windows don't show up, you can view the videos by clicking up the hyperlinks.

1 Dr. Fredrick K.C. Price on the prosperity gospel. “THE TRUTH: About 20/20's Report on Dr. Price & CCC”

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