Minister Franklin Graham appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) this week, co-hosting its signature ministry program “Praise the Lord” with network co-founder, Jan Crouch, just as the network is facing scrutiny over allegations of financial dishonesty. Graham, son of famous evangelist Billy Graham and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and the humanitarian aid ministry Samaritan’s Purse, hosted Crouch at BGEA’s picturesque retreat and training center, The Cove, in Asheville, N.C via Franklin Graham Shares Importance of Global Evangelism on TBN’s ‘Praise the Lord’. Really? This is, um…. Where’s Jim West when you need him….
“My job as finance director was to find ways to label extravagant personal spending as ministry expenses,” Ms. Koper said. This is one way, she said, the company avoids probing questions from the I.R.S. She said that the absence of outsiders on TBN’s governing board — currently consisting of Paul, Janice and Matthew Crouch — had led to a serious lack of accountability for spending. Ms. Koper and the two other former TBN employees also said that dozens of staff members, including Ms. Koper, chauffeurs, sound engineers and others had been ordained as ministers by TBN. This allowed the
Everyone will be attacked, if they are doing – or even if they are not – doing something for God, but do they given in and pay the settlements? And does another of the same type of accusations arise years later? Where there is smoke, is there fire? I have only posting this because this issue, and indeed immorality of all kinds, accompany these prosperity preachers. While we may shake our heads at this, and in some way, know that it is plausible if not true, people are still being fooled by the Give Me Your Money Network. Did
This week, the latest issue of Gospel Today hit the news stand and mailboxes of readers around the country and globe. While the cover story featured the P.E.A.C.E. Plan of mega-church pastor, RICK WARREN, who happens to be at the center of a controversy regarding his participation in the upcoming presidential inauguration, one of the other lead stories of the current issue is a survey on who readers of Gospel Today considers the 20 most influential leaders in the church today.
If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know that I have no problem calling out the wolves among the sheep. I have often times been attack for ‘judging’ these people, so in an effort to have a quick resource guide to point to at a later date, I am posting but a few things on judgment in the Bible. And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD God of their fathers. And he set judges in the
In reviewing this post, it came to my attention that I never did say what Moses would have done. Well, we know what Moses would have done, it would have had the false prophets stoned. Can we do that today? Should we do that today? No; that is literally out of the question. We, unlike some conservative Christian leaders who like to pretend, do not live in ancient Israel or even in a modern theocracy. We are under a new law, a law of grace and a spiritual law. They are already spiritually dead anyway. Can we still search
Yesterday morning, our Pastor preached concerning some of those false prophets, like Todd Bentley and the others, and the duty of every Saint to stand against them. I rather enjoyed it and I hope that I will be able to put some of his sermons on here for world to hear. I cannot exactly reproduce his text, but I am going to use of of the scriptures and go from there. For those just reading the first few lines, this covers the Lakeland Revival and indeed all prosperity preachers. What has to be remembered that is that the God