Category Archives: Word of Faith

Creflo Dollar: Cause I’m Worth All That!

Creflo Dollar has made the news the last several months for soliciting funds to purchase a new jet.  Dollar has his sights on a Gulfstream G650, which has a robust price tag of $65 million. After Dollar’s ministry, World Changers Church International (WCI), asked his followers to cover the bill, they suffered substantial media backlash, which prompted them to quickly withdraw the solicitation.  But, unfortunately, it doesn’t end there.  WCI has now announced they will move forward with the purchase of the jet so Creflo Dollar can travel the globe and spread the gospel.

Here are the words of WCI:

We plan to acquire a Gulfstream G650 because it is the best, and it is a reflection of the level of excellence at which this organization chooses to operate. (Source.)

Those who follow God’s Word and strive to live a life of righteousness can immediately see the pride and arrogance of such a statement.  This attitude is antithetical to the attitude that Jesus Christ Himself possessed, for He told those who wished to follow Him that He had nowhere to lay His head, He owned no home, He traveled on foot, He didn’t wear a microphone (not that there’s anything wrong with that… just stay with me), and you can bet there was no camera in His face while He taught the sermon on the mount.  In fact, His followers weren’t in possession of most of those things either, and yet… wait for it … the gospel FLOURISHED!!!

Creflo Dollar believes that as a minister of the gospel (so-called), he should have only the best, and anyone who contradicts this, in Dollars’ words, just doesn’t understand the bible.

“See, don’t get upset when the world says stuff and talks about stuff, and all that. They’re just looking through the wrong lens, they don’t understand,” Dollar said in a recent sermon. “‘What does a preacher need with an airplane?’ They don’t know. They’ll never know because they’re not looking through the word. They will never know, never never know.”  (Source.)

There’s something about WCI’s statement that needs to be corrected.  They state they will purchase the jet, but they aren’t the ones actually purchasing it.  They aren’t footing the bill. They asked 200,000 people to give a gift of $300 each.  They’re the ones footing the bill.  Dollar wants to ride in style, but he wants YOU to pay for it.  The sad part?  There are MORE than 200,000 deluded people out there who would gladly send this wolf $300 so that he can travel the globe in style perverting the gospel.

The days grow late, loved ones.  Pray that we not enter into error, and praise God that we have eyes to see… and we see, and that we have ears to hear… and we hear.  Discernment is such a gracious gift from God.

Rodney Howard-Browne is not Amused

Seems like Rodney Howard-Browne (RHB), the self-titled “Holy Ghost Bartender,” is not amused with John MacArthur’s upcoming “Strange Fire” conference.  In fact, he made note of it on his Facebook page and warned MacArthur and friends that should they continue, they are in danger of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

Phil Johnson, Executive Director of “Grace to You,” wasn’t amused and wasn’t pulling punches when he responded to RHB’s comment over at Grace to You’s blog on their website.

You can read that by clicking here.

Hillsong Conference: Strange Bedfellows

I learned a long time ago that if you want to lose followers, just talk about their favorite singers/bands.  I might lose a few after this, but so be it.

Hillsong has been on the slippery slope of false doctrine for a while, but many still love to listen to their music.  But when a band/singer/group, etc., forms an unholy alliance (as Stand Up for the Truth so aptly put it), there comes a point when you should turn your back on them.

Hillsong’s 2013/2014 Conference is going to have a mix of speakers from some of the most apostate veins of the modern church.

This is from Stand Up for the Truth’s website:

The diversity is certainly represented in the speaker docket, uniting and melding Word of Faith (T.D. Jakes, the Osteens, Hillsong Church), Purpose Driven/Drucker-designed big business (Rick Warren), Craig Groeschel and Judah Smith.  (Online source.)

The author of the article asks a pertinent question:  “…at some point you just have to wonder how teachers of different “gospels” can find unity?”  The key words there are “different gospels.”

Hillsong does not represent Biblical Christianity, but a false gospel which has no power to save.  This is from the Hillsong Conference website:

“Our prayer is that our magnificent 2013 guests will again unleash and water the potential within our collective lives.”

Not to nitpick, but there is only One who is magnificent, and the ones who are speaking at this conference are not Him.  Our magnificent Lord has spoken the true gospel, and that truth is that if we don’t repent, we shall all perish.  (Luke 13:3)  Instead of teaching purpose-driven prosperity potential and navel gazing, they should teach death to self and repentance.  But they won’t.

What Hillsong is effectively praying for is that these self-titled magnificent speakers will show unrepentant sinners how to be happy unrepentant sinners.  Let’s pray they don’t make them two-fold the child of Hell that they potentially may be.  (Matthew 23:15)

Please take time to read the rest of the article after the hop.  You can find it by clicking here.

Juanita Bynum Jailed in Dallas

Self-proclaimed prophetess Juanita Bynum was recently jailed in Dallas for failure to appear at a civil proceeding against her, this according to The Dallas News.  

Bynum, who in recent years has courted controversy over her failed marriage and domestic violence scandal, was jailed earlier Thursday evening, but was released earlier today after answering questions in the case brought against her.  Also of note is a “2007 judgment ordering her to pay $140,000 to ALW Entertainment.”  (Online Source)

In my years of research into the movers and shakers of the Word of Faith movement, one thing always stood out more than any other; their love of money.  If there is ever any controversy with any of their names tagged to it, money almost always is part of the equation.

In the real world, it isn’t just us little folk who must honor our contracts and pay our bills – and Word of Faith celebs are not exempt.

Welcome to the real world!

Read the whole story after the hop.

(HT:  Apostasy Watch)

Rod Parsley Zip Lines into Pulpit

I found this over at A Little Leaven, so I tip my hat to the Museum of Idolatry’s curator, Chris Rosebrough.

Rod Parsley zip lined into his church, and awkwardly arrived at his pulpit.  When you’re a popular, hip, happenin’ pastor, you don’t just walk in, place your Bible on the pulpit and begin to preach; you have to be cool!  I don’t know the reason for this, but I’m sure it was to generate adoration from his devoted followers.

The church has become a circus and anyone with an ounce of discernment can see it.  I’m just wondering when the elephants and clowns will come marching in?