I’m sure these slimy little weasels have covered their tracks with their finances. I mean they have enough money to hide anything. Here is the article on US News. US News stated that these “religious” organizations’ complaint is two-fold, “that the IRS, not Congress, is the proper body to investigate tax matters related to religious groups, and that the focus on members of the Prosperity movement is discriminatory and threatens their First Amendment rights.”
What makes them think that their luxurious lifestyles don’t send up a red flag? They are just plain foolish in their logic. Who should congress be discriminatory of? Maybe they should investigate the poor old ladies that have devoted their life savings to these organizations. These poor old ladies don’t get investigated cause they don’t flaunt their stuff! Who should congress pick on if these money-raking fools can’t take the heat? I guess congress should just pick ministries out of their black hat that they should investigate. Oh yeah, i guess that goes the same way with everything. We should just pull names out of a hat when we investigate the steroid problem in baseball. Of course, Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, and Mark McGuire are gonna get investigated, for the simple fact that they turned into big huge monsters and their batting numbers showed it.
So deal with the discrimination, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyers, and Kenneth Copeland cause the rest of the world does!
Bernie of FreeGoodNews.com says
I think the Grassley 6 will get away with what they are doing. I agree with this statement from ECFA head Ken Behr:
“But the cameras will role, and because the cameras will roll there will be a little bit of grandstanding on behalf of the Senators questioning some of the transactions. And they will bring up things like $35,000 conference tables, or Leer jets and things like that. They will do this knowing full well that there is nothing in and of itself illegal about those transactions, but it is embarrassing to the minister.”
ERIC TILLIS says
the person who left the last comment is retarded and doesnt know what hes talking about. These are the blessings of God and him alone these ministers are giving ten percent first before they take in their blessings from God.
SINCERLY ERIC TILLIS
If you are saved by Grace then you can not say to God to bless you because you pay your unbiblical money tithe .Tithing was given by God to the Jews under the old covenant ,Egyptians ,Philistines, Romans ..etc were not included .Read Malachi 3:9-10 ,Deuteronomy 14:22-29.. Please understand gentiles were not permitted by God because it was for the children of Israel only .Moses was send to Egypt to free “Iraelites” not Egyptians, Romans, Africans,Americans..etc
Christians are under a diffrent covenant,we are under “Grace” and we receive everything from Gods Grace not from keeping any law.Money is included in Gods grace that means we can not try to earn any blessings from him .
We give our finances to support the work of the Lord because we love Christ not because we want anything or to try and manipulate God to make us all rich .
The bible teaches in 2 Corinthians 8:12 NKJ,NLT,AMP, “TO GIVE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD”, I can guarantee that your pastor or tv evangelist will never say or quote that scripture because of the love of money .All christians are encouraged by Apostle Paul to give from what you have not from what you do not have .That is the new covenant way of giving and you will give without guilt or condemnation .If you can afford to give 2% thats ok with God or 40%,60% of your income but please do not compare your giving with your other christian brothers and sisters because Jesus died for them too.
Arlene Spencer says
My thing is yes they are being empowered and yes i feel many of the mega ministers hide a whole lot. Minds have gotten off of Christ and on money. Take money out of the chuch, see how many want to be ministers/Pastors/Bishops. Then Pastors get out of the flamboyant and costly suits and attire and go back to the simple robes the black ones so that while you are preaching ppl minds won’t be on your attire like children in public school in reg clothes styling and children in private schools in uniform; these kids minds are on their work not clothes and their grades tell it. So Pastors/Bishops get out of the fancy clothes. Then you all who are big leaders i don’t care how much you are blessed but do you have to have Rolls Royce, BMWs, Jags, etc. Jesus left his example, He rode a jackass, ok? He could have ridden a black stallion but He showed humbleness and rode a jackass (donkey). Where is the humbleness of man. Do we have to always show how rich we are. No we don’t. Do we have to continue waste when there is so much need. Much of their monies they say they help overseas. WEll help is needed right here at home. First help at home. But if they shut all churches down I could care less because I know to worship and praise God from my heart as He speaks. I get so tired of churches do nothing but have programs to raise money to keep doing WHAT! The more these ministers get (most of them) the more they want. Some are not called by God; it is a money making job and they go to school to become just that to make ppl jump and hyped. they preach, they don’t teach. I am sick of it myself. Close them all down and therefore ppl may learn how to study God’s word together in their homes where they need to get along at but cannot do that becuz they are in church 5 days/nights out of 7 and pick up an offering everytime you go in the door. Where is the teaching. Why all the programs. Give ppl time to go home and learn to pray together. Most homes are split and divided so until it is ridiculous. Hardly are any of the kids are in church from many homes, either the wife or husband is in one but many are not together. If they had nowhere to go then they would have to go thru together at home. The church is YOU, not a building. The place ppl go has become a glorified fashion show and they treat their pastor like a worldly celebrity and some of them think they are celebrities. Many you can’t even reach. Dont’ get me started. I am about Togetherness and I get tired of seeing greed and talking about helping overseas where we cant see. Why can’t they do things in the states that we can see, set up things we can see, hold hands with the project kids here, the ones in some of our areas. Come now!!!!Christ is soon to crack the sky and the church is more like the world than other. Can’t even shout in church some of you cuz you are too dressed up, too made up, too played up to even shout for the Lord. The waste, the waste, the waste!!!!!!!!!!!!Ppl are looking for salvation, not a show, not a program, they need the Truth. they don’t need to be taught about prosperity bcuz if you give your tithes and offerings you will be abundantly blessed anyway. So why listen at the fads. All God require is one day out of a week, not 5 anything over is fine but make sure home is straight. All he requested was One tenth out of your 100%. How many of the widowers and fatherless kids are being helped in the church while we see all the flashiness. huh?
You’d better watch it brother! God says not to harm his anointed! If you’ve never stood before these men, you don’t know what you’re talking about! You couldn’t hold a light to any of them pictured on your “dollar bills.” Which, by the way, shows that you only have the love of money. These ministers don’t love their money, they use it for a tool for the Kingdom of God. I’m glad they prosper! It’s God’s business to prosper them and anybody else that works as hard as they do to get the gospel preached around the world. You should be ashamed of yourself, and very well will when you stand before God!
W. SUTTLES says
WE NEED TO READ AND STUDY THE BIBLE FOR OURSELVES, PRAY FOR DESERNMENT, SO THAT WE CAN RECOGNIZED FALSE TEACHERS, PREACHERS, BISHOPS, AND ALL THE OTHER TITLES THEY GIVE TO THEMSELVES…….THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THEM….THEY FEED ON WEAK, CHRISTIANS WHO BELIEVE ALL OR MOST OF THE CRAP THAT MANY OF THEM SAY…NOT TEACH….SAY. JOEL POSTEEN….A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, WHO READILY ADMITS HE HAS NEVER BEENTO BIBLE SEMINARY….IT IS OBVIOYS…HE SAYS OH GOD WANTS YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL….ETC, AND HE DOES…BUT PREACH …SOUND BIBLE DOCTRINE…ABOUT SALVATION, GIVING. LOVING ONE ANOTHER, ADULTRY, ETC….