[quote="Jaypeeto4, post:11, topic:272926"]
Everyone outside the Catholic Church is in major error, to some degree,
although usually NOT WILLFULLY.
Plus, there is not a human being alive who has never told a lie or lies.
( If there is, besides Jesus, Mary, Joseph and John the Baptist probably), I would love to meet this person.
But even with lying and falsehood, the Catholic teaching on PROPORTIONALITY still applies (i.e., some sins are graver than others, even if of the same TYPE, due to how many people can be hurt, or how badly damaged, etc., by the sin). So there ARE
"little white lies," "more serious lies," and "really BIG, black lies" as they are called.
Many of the teachers on TBN constantly tell WHOPPER-SIZED falsehoods, unfortunately, and Joseph Prince is one of them. He is cocky, brash, irritating,
and constantly peppers his nearly every statement with AMEN??? which drives me nuts.
Even the Protestant Reformers would be horrified at a lot of the stuff he spouts.
And occasionally, of course, he makes the obligatory stab against "the Roman Catholics" and how wrong we are to believe what we believe.
These men are not trustworthy teachers, even for protestants, because they do not even represent historical evangelicalism, but a newfangled mix of pentecostalism and outright overt materialism.
While I like Joyce Meyer and have serious reasons to believe she is utterly sincere,
she still makes grave errors as well, including a teaching that Jesus, between his death and resurrection, actually LITERALLY BURNED IN HELL for three days, under the direct torture of the devil, as part of his atonement for our sins. I was shocked when I heard her say this. She got it from others who ALSO teach it, like Kenneth Copeland and several other TBN luminaries. It is a whopper of an error: "descended into hell" in the creed means that Jesus descended into the world of the dead, not into the Lake of Fire!!!
Please be careful with men like Joseph Prince, especially. How do you think they attained that vast wealth??? There is no sin in having a measure, even a good measure, of wealth. But for an average Joe to become STINKING RICH and VASTLY WEALTHY PERSONALLY, from preaching the gospel or their version of it, something is clearly wrong with that. Some of the early Christians were wealthy (such as the sellers of purple cloth, a luxurious commodity back then), but they used their wealth to support the newly emerging church, not live like royalty and high on the hog. And the apostles and other evangelists explicitly taught -- even in scripture -- AGAINST using preaching the gospel as a means to attain "sordid gain", ie, to become richer than kings. Yes, he who preaches the gospel should make his living from the gospel, as Paul explicitly teaches in scripture and the LORD HIMSELF ordained this, as Paul also said. But making a living, and becoming a multi-millionaire full of showiness and the pride of life (which Paul said is of the devil, by the way, NOT evidence of an entrepreneurial spirit!!!) are two entirely different things.
There are a few good, decent people on TBN, albeit protestant and even they are in a measure, unintentionally, of error.
But in general, the folks on TBN certainly APPEAR to be hucksters, and they certainly LIVE sumptuously, like religious hucksters tend to do. Be very careful.
And no need to confess? Once again, thank you Martin Luther for unleashing the demon of private interpretation of scripture (and thank you, too, to Calvin, Zwingli, Beza, and the others who advocated this falsehood).