Most TV Evangelists are an Abomination and Guilty of Heresy
I recently wrote a hub about Catholicism, I am not the sort that believes in having favorites and if the truth is of any importance all things must pass through it's corridors. T.V. Evangelists are no exception. I have found that most, and I do say most because not every single T.V. Evangelist is a heretic, T.V. Evangelists are complete heretics.
Most of them teach what I call the blab it and grab it version of Christianity. In other words all you have to do is believe something and God (also knows as Santa Clause) will grant your every wish. If you are sick and don't get well it's because you didn't have enough faith, if you are poor, it's because you don't give enough money (usually to the T.V. Evangelist's ministry). On and on it goes. Health, wealth and prosperity, they all espouse it, but is it biblical? What do the T.V. Evangelist's really believe and what does Jesus say?
Let's look at Joel Osteen. His ministry has been dubbed “Christianity Lite” because he would like to make sure that he never offends anyone.
Now what did Jesus say? He said that
Mat 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Mat 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Luke 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
Now let's take Benny Hinn:
Here are some quotes by him:
“Are you ready for some real revelation knowledge...you are god”
“God will begin to prosper you, for money always follows righteousness”
“Poverty is from the devil and God wants all Christians to be prosperous”
These are but a few examples, there are many more but now let's look at what the Bible says:
Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Mark 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mark 12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Luke 6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
1 Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I think through these two examples of embody the bulk of the heretical teaching currently blasted on T.V.'s across the country. What amazes me is that anyone listens to them at all, but they do and in great numbers. The book of Revelation describes a church that will declare that they are rich and yet will be dreadfully poor, wretched and naked, who can doubt that this is the church of our age?
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