you imagine? Jesus preaching in the temple ~ his
disciples guarding the entrance ~ charging
admission to hear the word of God?
Listen ~ can't you just hear
Peter hollering out? "If you have not the
price of admission, you can not come in!"
I just have to air this
out... because the truth needs to be told. These
money-hungry, hell bound pitch men and women
don't believe in their own product or they would
not send themselves to hell for "A Few
To be "Christian"
is to be "Christ-Like" and it seems to
me that many of these multi billionaire TV
Preachers ain't actin' too Christian! Seems like
after they bank the first billion $$ they ought
to be a little kinder about sendin' the messages
and lessons out that God gave them for the
spiritually needy... If it is from God, is it
right for them to sell his messages? When someone
may need the teaching but can't afford it ~ they
don't have the money ~ should you deny them the
wisdom of God?
How much is enough? Will
multi millionaire TV Preachers ever preach the
word of God and get it into the hands of the
Needy without charging for it?
I know it takes a lot of
money to produce a TV ministry ~ to produce their
work on tapes, CD's and printed form but at some
point-in-time when they are financially able ~
couldn't they lighten-up on the spiritually needy
and use some of their own money ~ the money they
After all, this money they have banked or
invested was provided by charitable Christians.
Christians who want their contributions to be
used to spread the gospel and be a witness by
helping the needy. I'm sure that if these crafty
purveyors of the gospel told the people that
their money would be used to build an empire for
the Pitch-Man ~ there would be a lot less given.
Therefore, I consider these hucksters to be
guilty of man-made laws as well as God's law.
I listen and enjoy the
messages delivered by many of these brilliant
actors. There was a time I had been spiritually
uplifted by much of what I heard. It was
thought-provoking and educational. However, it is
sometimes a lie sandwiched in between a lot of
truth. To this day, I look forward to the
sessions I spend in front of my television and
when I was in the baby-Christian years, I learned
a great deal. I am glad they are there and I
don't want them to go away... I just wish they
would live up to their own teaching about charity
The Reverend Billy Graham
and his son Franklin are examples that all the
other evangelists could learn from... As far as
fleecing the believers for money. I just have one
question for Preacher Graham... Why did you not
stand up for prayer in school and other issues on
which you remained silent? Preacher Graham did
not use his connections and high profile to
oppose those who took God out of our society. I
will never understand that. Billy - are you truly
who you appear to be?
It would seem to me that the
purpose for Christian broadcast is largely to get
the "word" out to the unknowing sinners
who need salvation. However, most or just about
all of the viewers who tune-in are already saved.
That's a fact! Can you imagine a drunk,
drugged-out, wife-beatin' redneck lookin' forward
to the "Praise and Worship Hour"? Dream
on! Just about all the viewers have been coerced
into "belonging" as Partners or by
joining the Pitch-man's club. You know ~ a
regular contributor so you can "belong"
to the club.
I sure have a lot of
questions, that if answered properly may lead to
As I typed this I was
listening to a TV program about the starving
children in a third-world country. The Evangelist
is asking for donations to feed the hungry
children. He encourages us to use our credit
cards. Probably just down the block there is a
kid in your neighborhood who could use a hand up.
The next Preacher talked about forgiveness ~ his
message was good ~ his audio tapes are $30.00
plus S/H ~ the CD's were $40.00 plus S/H ~ the
video was $69.00 Should only the affluent get
To their credit, they did
not suggest that this was to be regarded as a
What if a relative or friend
would like to send those tapes to someone who
desperately needs the teaching and guidance that
these teachings may offer ~ BUT ~ that person is
flat broke ~ wouldn't it be nice if the TV
Preacher sent them out at no charge?
You say I don't understand
economics? You say I don't understand business?
I do. Remember: This is God's work and standard
business practices don't apply here! If the TV
Preacher doesn't believe that, I would not buy
When they are preachin' to
the masses about God's (old testament) law and
tithing, they should remember: The tithe was
intended to be distributed to widows, orphans and
the needy! Many TV Preachers would have you think
that your gifts are a tithe. As far as I know
those gifts received by them are used to fund TV
time, operating expenses and very high life
styles. Not to mention their investments in
diamond mines, land deals and even race horses!
I'm not kidding! One of the most famous had to
sell a race horse and a diamond mine because he
was running short of cash!
One large TV ministry owns
hundreds of television stations world-wide and
satellites (paid for by needy people). They are filthy
rich and I mean FILTHY (pun intended) and they
still charge for "God's word".
Remember, these TV stations, radio stations and
satellites were bought by contributions from
believers, many of whom needed the money for
life's basic needs! Maybe you TV Preachers could
use a few of the millions of dollars that go
through your hands each week to reach some
sinners on your own What a novel idea.
Just A Suggestion To Rich TV
It's your duty to distribute
God's word world-wide ~ now that you have sooo
much $$$ perhaps you could experiment with new
ways of getting the message out to the world.
Why don't you have a
telethon and give some money back
to the Poor and Needy! Now that would be a nice
Christian gesture and remember: "God loves a
cheerful giver" ~ Perhaps you could practice
some of your own philosophy ~ "Give and it
will given back to you 10 fold" (or
something like that).
It would become the most
popular show on TV ~ Imagine all those gorgeous
side-kick wives of the evangelists out among the
poor folks, redistributing the gifts sent in by
those who can afford it! No more pitchin' the
Poor about "give and it will be given back
to you 10 fold" or some such made-up
mathematical formula. I'd bet (big money) some
major cosmetics company would pay a ton $$$ to
sponsor the show, especially to reach the market
that wants long eye lashes and big hair-do's
Here's Another One For Your
I'm repeating myself here
but you must get this one...
I heard this about one of our famous TV Preachers
- It is alleged that he had to sell a racehorse
and a diamond mine. It was reported that the
diamond mine was valued near two billion dollars?
WOW! They say crime doesn't pay! Unless there is
something I have missed here: If becoming a
billionaire by selling God's word to the Needy
(and keepin' it for yourself) ain't a crime ~
This particular Preacher has
the spiritual gift of knowledge and healing To
this I say "WONDERFUL!" BUT don't
charge for it Why not redistribute some
of those gifts ~ to the Needy ~ keep some for
your operations and your cost of living but don't
buy race-horses and diamond mines with the
excess! Help somebody!
Note: Since I wrote this
page several years ago (2003) one of the rich TV
preachers has called for the killing of Argentine
President, Hugo Chavez and has said that Ariel
Sharon had a stroke because it was punishment
Most of the people who send
money to these purveyors of God's word are
somewhat needy themselves. Many are elderly and
some are down on their luck, just trying to make
ends meet. They are desperate! Promises are made
that if they give, God will return to them many
times more. While that may be
true, some folks ( me for
one) resent what they (preachers) do with the
money the Needy send to these brilliant pitchmen
and women. You're just too rich! Give something
back to the Needy! The Needy have sure helped
Don't Consider Money Sent To
These TV Preachers As A Tithe...
God's (old testament) law ~ the "tithe"
was required to take care of widows, orphans and
the needy which was to be distributed through
the temple. Racehorses and
diamond mines don't qualify!
is coming back ~ or you'll
die first ~ either way you'll meet him soon!
Before that time comes, ask yourself: Do you
really think it is right to acquire a tremendous
fortune, far more than is justified, by marketing
the universal truth of God's word? Especially
when you get that money by preaching about
tithing which is intended to go for the needs of
I wonder if these rich
preachers really believe that hell (or the second
death) is real?
If you are given the
spiritual gift of healing ~ DON'T SELL IT OR SHOW
PROFIT FROM THE GIFT! If it was authorized by God
It was given to you to use to glorify
God ~ not to glorify or
financially. In my opinion... if you use God's
gifts of the Spirit to prosper yourself...
financially... beyond reason... your gift is NOT
authorized by God but comes from Satan... Your
true God... the god of "the material"
Maybe I've missed something
but then again: There were those
"hucksters" mentioned in the new
testament ~ remember ~ they offered Peter money
to show them how he did his works from God ~ (The
Hucksters Sold Their Works For Money) ~ Peter
told them, "To take their money and go to
Yes, folks... purveyors
of God's word are, perhaps, NOT OF GOD...
Remember what Jesus said... Book of Matthew...
judgment day many will tell me, Lord, Lord, we
prophesied in your name and cast out demons in
your name and performed many miracles in your
name. But I will reply, I never knew you. Go
away; the things you did were unauthorized."
I listen to several TV
preachers every Sunday morning... Mainly to see
what kind of deception they are teaching - it
cycles and they all seem to key on the same
topics on a given day, which proves to me there
is a central power that instructs them.
Reach out and touch someone,
without gettin' paid for it! That would be a real
testament of faith!
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