I wish this craziness were the exception, but it seems it is becoming the rule. During one recent week I turned on the tube and witnessed the following:
*In a highly charged atmosphere, a motivational speaker told her audience to shout "Amen!" She was flanked by a group of nodding, hand-clapping and hand-waving supporters. "Slap someone in agreement," she said.
Agreement with what? The speaker quoted Psalm 71:21 and promised if viewers would pledge $71.21 a month for 12 months ($854.52) that God had told her He would give them "increase and greatness."
The evangelist continued: "He'll stop that lawsuit. ... Greatness will be released in your job and finances and ministry and marriage even if you don't have the resources or have two nickels to your name or don't have a man to support you! Go to that phone and pledge $71.21 a month, and I prophesy to you that God will increase your greatness!...
What Charisma won't write about is how their own flavor of churches huckster people out their money by preaching a culturally relevant, therapeutic heavy and scripture light sermons in some mega-churches. At least these the guys in this article are un-masked.
wrote: I can't stand such blasphemy against God. It's not God telling them anything it's their own greed and list that has led them away from the gospel and leads others away to.
Good comment. I also can't stand these charlatans and con artists! I remember in my early days in the faith, I actually sent Jim Bakker 300 dollars and that was when 300 dollars was worth something. Anyway, thanks for your comment.