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False Prophets And Televangelists Giving Christians A Bad Name-Who Do You Trust?
Televangelists Giving Non-Believers and Believers A Bad Name
False Prophets- Already Warned
Why Are Some Televangelists Giving Christians A Bad Name?
So, I've given my life to Christ. I'm a "born again" Christian. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I'm new to learning, new to knowing what to do, and new to how to learn. A lot of new feelings and what do I do now?
Well, I thought maybe a good step would be to turn on the TBN. After all, that's a pretty well known church channel and trustworthy. Wasn't real crazy about a program they had on, and I'll be honest, I don't even recall what the program was. So, I flip through some other religious channels. Joyce Meyer was on. I fell in love with her immediately. It was as if she was talking directly to me and my problems. After Joyce was over, I was starting to watch the next program, after all, I was really getting into it now.
Well, let's say, I was "mesmerized" by it all. People were falling down, throwing walkers, crutches, you name it, and they were healed. I thought, "wow, this is awesome." After all, I was one of those many years ago, that was healed somewhat to that effect, not just as dramatic, when I had cancer. It was so powerful and amazing, I will never ever forget it. I got busy in life, and just never turned my life over like I should have. But, since God is so wonderful, he waited for me until I gave in. (awesome!)
Back to my story, (I have a tendency to get off track). I was watching Benny Hinn. Well, let's say, I really thought maybe he was genuine, but I didn't care for him very well at all. Still not sure on that guy.
Next one that I started to really enjoy was Jesse Duplantis. I watched him faithfully for almost 2 months. Then, he had on a 4 part series of where he went to heaven and back. Wow, I really wanted to hear what he had to say, after all, I was going to hear what heaven was like and that really really intrigued me. After the second show, I was stunned. I mean shocked and furious at the same time. When he said he was at lunch with his friend, and had an urge to go to his hotel room and a "time machine" whisked him away to heaven and brought him back by 6pm, I was almost ashamed to be a born again christian. It literally turned my stomach and made me so angry, that I wanted to call him myself.
Jesse Duplantis going to heaven in a spaceship just totally turned me off. If he would have said something more believing like he had a dream or something, then I may have continued to watch. I loved his personality and he was funny. I was thoroughly disappointed after watching his series of him going to Heaven in a spacecraft. You can see the video below. The bad part is, I thought he was very intriguing and interesting. He made me laugh with his words and just really brought me into the church life. I hate to say he's a liar, it's just hard to fathom. You'll have to watch the videos to see what you think. Forgive me if he's telling the truth.
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Who Do You Trust Then For Guidance
I have come to my own conclusion on who to trust about who I should watch on television. I shared a little bit of my opinion, but that's what it is exactly, an opinion. I trust that God will let me know, as he already has, who is trustworthy and I have to trust God will lead the way and tell me. I prayed about it a lot because I am a born again Christian, and I don't know as much as I would like. I hunger for knowledge and guidance, but yet still seem to slip back. It's not hard to be a Christian and love Jesus, it's harder to know how; and that is what I am personally dealing with. These false teachers tell you one thing, but the Bible tells you something different. I trust the Bible and my heart. That's how you know who to trust.
Making God Look Bad
We already know that there are good and bad preachers. After all, religion and television is a huge business and a money maker for anyone. The sad part is, is that is making God look bad. Anyone out there who is trying to find the Lord or even think about it, is sadly taken back by all the negativity and all the false preachers. And that, in itself, is a crying shame. The Bible already talks about false preachers, so it's not a surprise, but it's still not right and trying to figure out who is trustworthy and who isn't, is a trick in itself.
The biggest and best false "teacher" I have ever found, was on 3ABN. I don't even know his name. All I remember is watching it and singing and really enjoying the program. Then, all the sudden, an 800 number came up to call and make a donation. I understand that, after all, they do have to broadcast all over the world and it's just a small station. Of course, I don't have a dime to give right now, but I understood the concept. This is what gives christians a BAD rap..the guy literally bowed his head, and asked for seniors to drain their savings accounts, widowers to find all the money they have, even if it's in a closet in their shoe box, poor people, everyone. It was to sow a 1,000 seed, and God will give back 10 fold.
That did it. I was done. I did not want to watch anymore religious channels on TV. I was confused, befuddled and angry. How can the FBI or anyone let this continue? Shouldn't that be illegal? I did do my research, and I continue to watch Joyce Meyer. She accounts for all her monies and she does a lot for people. I can't make it to church because of an illness I have struggled through for a long time, so the only way I can attend a church sermon, is through TV. Finding one to trust, is very frustrating and difficult.
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this. Please, NO criticism against God. I will not approve. If you are a Non-believer, that is your business and I have nothing at all against you. I just don't want any trash talk. I respect you, you respect me.
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Information About Bad Religion Practices
- The Big List of False Prophets and their False Prophecies
Preterist Study Archive @ PreteristArchive.com - The Internet's Only Balanced Look at Preterism
- Benny Hinn Lies- Michael W Story
Story of Benny Hinn and And who believes Jesus can deliver someone from debt?”
- BAD RELIGION - Televangelists-The Blog of Bad
False Prophet- Interesting Book!
Jesse Duplantis Goes To Heaven (Part 1 of 2)
Jesse Duplantis Goes To Heaven Part 2
Leave Comments Below
Feel free to leave me a comment or discuss this issue. I know it's hard to decipher who is real and who isn't. The Bible does say to beware of false Prophets, but who do you trust?