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CONTROLED BY SENSATIONALISM OR THE WORD OF GOD?

March 16, 2009

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In the tradition of Hal Lindsey, Jack Van Impy, and a multitude of other dooms day end time preachers David Wilkerson has renewed his cry from years ago (that never came to pass) that calamity is on its way. Here it is from his blog in his own words.

“I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.

AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE – EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US.

For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.

There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City.”

God said through Hosea that “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. I might add they are also gullible and deceived. Scare tactics fill coffers and make many of these guys rich, and people never learn. “Buy this book, listen to this CD or watch this DVD for all the facts”, they tell us. Time passes, nothing happens and before long they are back with more books, CDs and DVD and the deception continues.

I guess Forest Gump would say, “ Gullible is as gullible does.”

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I Should Cease To Be Amazed…But Alas!

August 22, 2007

Religious broadcasting continues to feed the secular world with religious foder. This from my weekly blast from Whittenburg Door and God Stuff.

http://www.wittenburgdoor.com/godstuff/video.html?format=wm&vid=070

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The Prosperity Gospel

April 12, 2007

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Each time TBN or DayStar Network have a “share-a-thon”, or what ever term they choose to call their fund raising period, you are constantly bomb barded with the message that if you give you will be blessed with wealth, health and prosperity in all areas of your life.  They speak of their fine homes and cars and diamonds as evidence of their messages fulfillment in their own lives. (I personal think it is evidence of something far different). You won’t find me arguing against the fact that God takes care of His people, but I believe that the message that God is waiting for a “seed” gift to make you rich is a total mishandling of the scripture and a misrepresentation of the message of God.

The following quotes are on target from my vantage point…what do you think?

“Karen Shugart at CreativeLoafing.com has written a compelling piece on the prosperity preachments of Inspiration TV Network owner Morris Cerullo and his son David.

A few snips:

“In a market-driven religion, that’s the message that sells – that if you love God, he’ll make you rich, so you get to be religious and rich. It’s about what you get, not what you give.

“… American capitalism and American materialism find its way into a movement that says upfront it’s anti-worldly [and that] it’s not going to be taken by the powers of this world … But it does get taken in [with this idea] that somehow the Christian gospel can be turned into a get-rich-quick scheme …

“… as many Pentecostals have moved up the economic ladder they’ve bought into and theologized good old-fashioned American materialism, and given permission for people who said they were not going to be captivated by this world, to be worldly … they’ve discovered … the link between their view of Christianity and a kind of back-door materialism …”” (The Whittenburg Door Insider) You can read the entire article here.

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PETER POPOFF…He’s Backkkkkkkkkk!

March 7, 2007

I can remember hearing this guy on the radio years ago. End times were his big thing then…soon and very soon was his message. He was finally exposed on the Johnny Carson show some years ago, filed bankruptcy and disappeared, but now he is back selling his “snake oil” cures. Living in luxury by bilking gullible folks. Check out the video below.