Senate Panel Probes 6 Top Televangelists

Well, it looks like the senate committee in the national government is getting more involved in the matters of the church. CBS news talks about this story here.

I have been saying for some time that this was going to happen. If the church doesn’t put itself above reproach then the government will find any reason they can to mettle in the matters and control the Church. Ministries and lifestyles of Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn, just give the government an excuse to investigate.

I am so frustrated at the opportunity that these ministries have given the government to mettle in the matters of God’s children. What do you expect the governmental world system to do? Sit around and let these obese ministries be swept under the rug? I don’t care if you have the Christian liberty to be rich. I don’t care that God has given you the freedom to prosper. I don’t care that your ministry is following the laws of the IRS. I don’t care! I don’t care! I don’t Care! Do you think God looks at these ministries and smiles just because they are staying within the bounds of the tax code?

The only people that can destroy the freedom of religion is religion itself. I’m sick of it! The investigation of these ministries are just the tip of the iceberg in the near future. The government will be more involved, and regulate the church more and more with laws in years to come. These ministries make me sick! Maybe not the ministries as much as the personal lifestyles of these evangelists. These ministries have no right to point a finger at the government and complain about their invasion privacy, because its actually the devil at work here destroying the governmental safety net that these ministries have. Also, part of the investigations is a warning from God, saying, “watch out, straighten up, because the government is only going to make it harder and harder for the church to practice their liberty”.

How can any non-profit ministry have the audacity to squeeze a few tax dollars out of the federal government, and then call themselves a charitable organization while sitting their fat butt on their obese estate. Wasn’t it Jesus who said in Luke 3:11, ““He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.” But here are these evangelists not only do they have 5 or 6 luxury cars sitting in their enormous garage, but they are flying around in jets.

These ministries have given the government every reason to go in there and investigate. How dare these ministries just sit there with the nose up and lifting their clean hands, without being humiliated.

Children of God, why aren’t you humiliating these people? Why do you support them? You are destroying our liberty! If you gave your child an inch and you saw them stretch it out to a mile wouldn’t you enforce newer laws to limit their liberty? This is exactly what the government will do with the church.

Am I alone in my thoughts here?

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

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6 comments on “Senate Panel Probes 6 Top Televangelists
  1. Ed says:

    I think you mean “meddle” not “mettle”.

    But what are a bunch of politicians doing “investigating” this when the agency full of experts who spend their careers learning and administering the tax code has already concluded that these ministries are within the bounds of the law?

    If the Senate is unhappy with these types of ministries getting tax-exempt status they should change the law. But in my opinion all Christians should be opposed to a star chamber of politicians going on a fishing expedition of this sort.

  2. jsyh says:

    Hello Bro,

    Of course, what you speak about here is not nice, and certainly doesn’t bring Glory to God, AS FAR as it is as you say it to be, ALSO all around from within the heart of these people, and this, only GOD for sure, knows about it, right? …
    So I just wonder why you get so angry, as it is also Jesus requests from His disciples, to be of character and integrity, AS ALSO to control their temper, and not speak angry against their brethren, for anyway, what good can be a cause in front of Jesus and His Sacrifice? Is not HE alone, and no human, judge of the hearts?

    Here is a good opportunity to apply what Jesus teaches about loving our enemies AS FAR as we really mean business with Him and are willing to give our best for Him to be seen in such a manner that all people will be drawn unto Him… Is this not our foremost priority, whatever the costs? I would rather be remembered about having shown mercy to an unjust brother, than being so “right” that brethren’s blood witnesses to Heaven against me, and disrepute our living Saviour in the sight of the multitude…
    Be of good courage, Jesus KNOWS all the hearts
    (so let’s just encourage ourselves in the LORD, and be vigilant about what we can do, and go ahead by example, in excellence).

  3. Jared Brian says:

    I’m sure you are one of those who think giving people torment for eternity is unloving.

    • jsyh says:

      As I do well perceive some scorn in your words, I think that this is important enough a topic, to share with you my heart once more: I think God alone knows the end and so why and what He is doing; and ALSO the motivations as well as the strengths of performances and of how-much united heart they act, for every person.

      The more we don’t presume taking His Place and becoming judgmental upon others of mankind, the better we are at cleansing in front of our own door, and thus giving Him glory and being not an offence; than disobeying His “judge not”, becoming judgmental upon any of the brotherhood. That’s all.

      Doing right is most often not easy, and this is GOOD so, for this will let the hearts sift themselves unto eternity, whether they are concerned for the Character and Heart of Jesus, or whether they are in goats-manners, wanting to be their own king all way long, more concerned to rule harshly than to let mercy rejoice over judgment: old story of Jonah and Nineveh. Hope you can receive this as an answer of peace. If not, I am sorry for it, yet I cannot do better as for now. God bless you. jsyh

  4. Gordon Kruger says:

    The majority or perhaps ALL televangelists are not God’s true ministers, but are of the world. They speak a mixture of truth and untruths or merely tell heart warming stories. They wish to make sinners feel good which they do. Television ministries are strictly about making money. Organized religions are in much error about the following: who Jesus is, state of the dead, hell, where the saints will rule, etc. God’s true ministers are very scarce and not heard by very many. Most people form a viewpoint and never really study the bible and consider ALL scripture in light of that viewpoint. The bible cannot contradict itself and vague scripture must be considered in the light of clear scripture. MUCH MORE could be said. Thanks

  5. Andrew Chance says:

    I don’t think the government is involving in the matters of religion. To be involved in the matters of religion is to comment or to force the religious people what to teach. But this one is a matter of financial accountability. If church leaders are not accountable, then they have to be investigated. otherwise, this may create a group of gangsters in the name of Christianity – under the brand of a church! I am not asking a cooperation of the government to punish these false preachers, I am saying it is entirely the responsibility of the government to do this. No one can do that. It is not going against religion. It is punishing a corrupt person anywhere, even in the church. Corrupt people shall not be allowed to hide themselves in the church in the name of religion and religious freedom.

    God bless the Senate panel!

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