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.