Top Verses That Televangelists Won’t Preach

I must say that in my research for these verses, i have become convicted of my neglection on the poor and needy. I never before realized how much rebuke there was in the bible for oppressing or exploiting them. There were many more verses in the bible that i did not mention here.

I want to tell you that these verses are not here to prove that being poor is more godly than being rich. There is nothing wrong with being rich. John D. Rockefeller’s philosophy was to earn as much as you can and give as much as you can. And i particularly like that philosophy. I just don’t like wolves cloaking themselves in the sheepskin of God’s “anointed” and using that to prey on the weak and helpless.


Proverbs 22:16

He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, And he who gives to the rich, will surely come to poverty.

This is a great one to start out with. He who gives to the rich will be poor. Wake up people! The only reason why these Televangelists are rich, is because a sucker is born every minute. They aren’t rich because they’ve worked hard, or received money from the sky. They are rich because you give to them. I don’t mean to simplify all of God’s financial blessings in this manner, but their riches is a matter of simple addition, and your poverty is a matter of simple subtraction. There is no devil that cast a voodoo-like spiritual curse on your finances. And there is no cupid poking them with financially blessed arrows. You give to them and they become richer. Plain and simple.


1 Timothy 6:6-10

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.

Plain and simple. Televangelists desire is to be rich. I don’t want to argue about their true motives and hear that you think their heart is pure. I don’t want to hear it. They’ve fallen into a snare.


Luke 12:15-21

Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’

So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’

But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”


Matthew 6:19-21

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The thing is for prosperity preachers is that their riches is their identity. Without their riches, they lose their identity. Preaching prosperity and riches is their purpose in life, and defines them. Without it, nobody would know who they even were? They’ve become somebody because of their riches, not because of Jesus Christ.


James 5:1-5

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter.

These televangelists are complete frauds. They have taken from people and have suckered them into giving so that they can live on earth in pleasure and luxury. I don’t understand how anyone can be without a guilty conscience when they live in their mansion by financial sacrifices that others have made.

Think about it this way. If your grandmother gave half of her tiny social security check every month so that you could have more and she could have less, how would you spend that social security check? Would you even be willing to spend it? Would you feel guilty buying those diamond cuffs while your grandmother sat home with nothing?


Job 24:9-10
benny hinn wants your money
Some snatch the fatherless from the breast, And take a pledge from the poor. They cause the poor to go naked, without clothing; And they take away the sheaves from the hungry.

This one is priceless. I swear if the conviction of taking a pledge from the poor does not make you think about TBN then i don’t know what will.


Isaiah 10:2-3

To rob the needy of justice, And to take what is right from the poor of My people, That widows may be their prey, And that they may rob the fatherless. What will you do in the day of punishment, And in the desolation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your glory? Without Me they shall bow down among the prisoners, And they shall fall among the slain.

Doesn’t this remind you of the wolves in sheep’s clothing waiting to prey on the weakest


Amos 5:11
Therefore, because you tread down the poor And take grain taxes from him, Though you have built houses of hewn stone, Yet you shall not dwell in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, But you shall not drink wine from them. For I know your manifold transgressions And your mighty sins: Afflicting the just and taking bribes; Diverting the poor from justice at the gate.


Matthew 23:14

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses

What? You think I’m Lying. What demographic people do you think gives the most to TBN? It’s poor old women. You are probably are used to this passage because it proceeds to talks about tithing next, but you are not used to hearing the rebuke for the burden on the poor.


Malachi 3:5

And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts.


Isaiah 3:14-15

The Lord stands up to plead, And stands to judge the people. The Lord will enter into judgment With the elders of His people And His princes: “For you have eaten up the vineyard; The plunder of the poor is in your houses(mansions). What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the faces of the poor?” Says the Lord GOD of hosts

Amos 4:1
Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, Who crush the needy, Who say to your husbands, “Bring wine, let us drink!”

You don’t think God was referring the these two bovine’s do you?

 


Zechariah 7:10

Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor.


Luke 6:20

Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.

Hmm, I’m not used to hearing the word blessed and poor in the same sentence from those televangelists.


2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor

Becoming poor just doesn’t make sense to these televangelists, so this passage is definitely not on the preaching list.

Do you have any more verses to add? I know there are more out there, but i’m just one man searching for them.

Jared Bartholomew is the author of www.tithing.com. There are over 300 articles written on research and reviews about tithing information.

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39 comments on “Top Verses That Televangelists Won’t Preach
  1. Fred your comments seem like random ramblings and make no sense to me

    – jared

  2. elder fred says:

    and this is what the bible says to do, now if you can plainly show me a verse where I’m to admit I’m aq sinner and ask jesus into my heart I will believe it I believe only what the bible teaches not a sinners prayer a man has made up

  3. elder fred says:

    well there is no conviction of the truth that I can prove. As the lord jesus has said in his word my sheep hear my voice. The day is soon approaching and many shall miss eternal life for they believe a lie rather then the truth. indeed jesus said few there shall be that find it ( the straight gate). Brothers I have been chosen of the lord jesus to be a chosen vessel the lord will pour his holyghost upon me and shall take his bride to heaven and those on earth who are not sealed unto redemption the holyspirit will be taken from them.

    I did not choose jesus, jesus has chosen me. As in moses days god took his people out of pharohs hand the lord shall take his bride from the earth through me. My rewards are in heaven and I shall die a terrible martyres death, to him that endures to the end shall recieve a crown of life. No one believed noah in his day and the flood came so shall it be now in these days.

  4. elder fred says:

    I leave you with this true repentance is of one who confesses with thy mouth the lord jesus and believes in there heart that god has raise him from the dead shall be saved.

    the repentance you want want to believe is of works and there is nothing I can do for jesus has done it all on the cross. Men inturprep repent as turning away. which requires a work as in turn your head or something. I can’t convct you and shall not even try, for the lord will save those who truely belive his word and not what a man shall say.

  5. elder fred says:

    I do desire for you to see the truths of the holy sciptures. what does the bible teach of the thousand year reign with christ.

    The bible clearly tells of this but many beleive a lie. one day with the lord is as one thousand years to man. We shall reign with christ for one million years as per taining to man.

  6. Fred, Thanks for leaving.
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  7. elder fred says:

    Back to the baptism as I have spoken when jesus was baptised he was baptise into the world when the holyspirit descended upon jesus the world was born again. for the Father’s spirit was upon jesus. but jesus knew what was in man, and the spirit led jesus to the cross. When jesus died and was pierced water and blood issued out of him the and the blood took away the sin of the world and the water baptised us into his death.

    NOW that jesus has poured out his holy spirit upon all flesh ye must confess the lord jesus and believe in thine heart god has raise him from the dead and his holy spirit will be sealed upon you and then ye are baptised into his death and will be resurrected in the last day unto life eternal. for when the holy spirit is sealed upon you we become one in christ and have fellowship with the father.

    When jesus comanded his spirit to the father all the sin of the world were placed upon him therefore the holy spirit was not upon him at this point for he was on the cross and cursed is every man who hangeth on a tree.

    jesus is still in all mankind for we are the temple of christ, but if we are not sealed of the holy spirit which is poured out upon all flesh, jesus will say to them depart from me for I never knew you. The sin of the world was not upon jesus when the holy spirit descended upon jesus which allow the holy spirit and jesus together with the world we were all born again

  8. Henry says:

    Isaiah 8: 20 -22, “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.”

  9. elder fred says:

    just a little off one day is as a thousand years to man. thousand year reign 365 days in a year

    equals 1,000 years
    times 365,000
    365,000 years to man is just one year with the lord
    X 1,000 years with the lord
    equals 365,000,000 million years to man is 1000 years with christ

    those that are dead in there graves who did not partake in the first resurrection will be ruserected in one thousand years, and the devil will be loosed out of the bottomless pit but for a short time. the devil and those who are still in there graves are not with the lord so there one thousand years shall be as one day with the lord. Therefore god’s judegements are with him when we shall be reigning with christ and shall witness the lambs book of life being opened and the names of those not found written in the book will be cast into the lake of fire. after 365,000,000 million earth years we shall see the new jeruselum descended down from heaven to the earth.

  10. elder fred says:

    the Lord in his second coming will be to bring judgement upon the earth.
    The earth is going to swallow up the lost in a comsuming fire which is god’s wrath pour out upon all the wicked who had recieved the mark in their forehead or in there right hand or worshipped the beast and his image and those who’s name were not written in the lamb’s book of life. wake up brothers this will happen and the years are as what the bible teaches.

    The new jeruselum will descend from heaven after the thousand year reign with christ. At the end of the first day of reign with the lord, judgement will befall all the wicked and the wicked shall be no more and the devil and his angels will be gone forever more not being able to tempt anyone again.

  11. elder fred says:

    K back to tithing look up press down skaken if you give in your concordence and you will find a very well known verse these hypochrites use for getting money out of the poor. This verse is merely talking of the market place in those days where rice and grain were sold in baskets when you give you shall receive pressed down shaken together and your cup runneth over. this is those people in that day when purchasing grain or rice and the merchant would press it down and shake it together and give you a basket which runneth over just giving the purchaser a fair amount and not cheating the buyer when they give.

  12. elder fred says:

    k steward go and delete all my preaching except the one on press down shaken together thanks elderfred

  13. hnrast says:

    2 Peter 2:15 –22, They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness. But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—a beast without speech—who spoke with a man’s voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
    These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.”

  14. i really can’t take the comments on this blog post any more. I am doing something i have Never done. I’m closing comments on this post. Not because i disagree, but because it’s really just confusing where anyone is coming from, where their conversation is going, what they mean, and how they are interpreting anything. I have only ever moderated foul language and slander on this blog, but this is just all bizarre and strange. I have half a mind to just delete everyone’s comments.

    – jared
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