Eversince last year I had been reading up on televangelist Peter Popoff and his “Miracle Spring Water” which lead to me looking at other televangelists who were scamming people. Like Benny Hinn who really got me angry. I am so shocked at how these people are still getting money! Their “ministries” fund their private jets, multiple cars, hotel rooms. Benny Hinn actually stayed in a hotel room that had a rate of $10, 000 per night! Its as if preaching to them is merely business and they don’t care who gets hurt. Like when Peter Popoff made people through their walkers and medication on the stage because “they don’t need them anymore.” That makes me angry because he’s taking these peoples money and he and his wife pretend that he is this great healer sent from God… oh it makes me angry.
I can write book about televangelists but I have just learned about this.
Now I went to a Nigerian church for 2 years and I’ve never seen anyone get slapped in the face and told they are a demon and they are free to go to hell. I dont believe Jesus ever said that to anyone despite their sin or whatever demon they had. I always believed Jesus stood for love and mercy. If I am wrong about that and Jesus wants us to slap people across the face when they ask for forgiveness I don’t think I can comfortably continue on with Christianity. Even the way he talks to her sounds more like an abusive husband rather than a pastor or healer. He even brags the next year about how he slapped her when she asked for forgiveness. I actually felt sick to my stomach because of the lack of sympathy he had for her. He asks her “do you know who I am?” Quite frankly I didn’t know him up till that point but he makes himself sound like he’s so high and mighty and thats where my theory comes in.
This “bishop” and I use that word very very loosely currently has a networth of $150 million and a very large congregation. I am certain that his money made him the way he is
When he started he had nothing. His ministry was only 4 people but I think the more followers he convinced the more money he gained. He actually had people cheer when he slapped her.
Tell me why does preaching have to come with a price. When I was at the Nigerian church every speaker that came from Nigeria was very wealthy and this money was from preaching. I’m sure Jesus never charged people in fact Jesus wanted to save people, he didn’t want money. The worst part is that some of these preachers and televangelists are always asking for more money instead of giving back. The church I was going to was trying to build a new church and neither of these pastors would donate money to help out. The church was just as bad when a woman who paid tithes had a surgery which had a 6 week recovery period and she got laid off from her job and couldn’t afford food. When she went to fbe church for help the pastor said that the church is not a bank some serious greed that shocked even me.
I guess people using His name as a money maker is no new thing but I’d like to hear your thoughts