Posts Tagged 'word of faith heresy'

REAL Apostles Don’t “Retire”

***hat tip to regular reader CiCi for the link to this story***

The REAL APOSTLES died on the mission field:

2 Timothy 4:6-8 (New American Standard Bible)

6 For I am already being (A)poured out as a drink offering, and the time of (B)my departure has come.

7 (C)I have fought the good fight, I have finished (D)the course, I have kept (E)the faith;

8 in the future there (F)is laid up for me (G)the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on (H)that day; and not only to me, but also to (I)all who have loved His (J)appearing.

The FAKE ONES just fly their golden parachutes into “Emeritus” status and hand the reigns over to their Pimp Heir Apparents:

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FREDERICK K. C. PRICE ANNOUNCES SEMI-RETIREMENT: Founder of Crenshaw Christian Center gives leadership to his son

Pastor Dr. Frederick K.C Price, founder of the Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) passed the baton to his son, Pastor Frederick Price Jr., recently during the church’s 35th anniversary celebration. Pastor Price, Jr. will be installed as pastor of the 22,000 member mega-church on Sunday, March 15, 2009, his 30th birthday. 

Fred will start his public ministry at the same age Jesus did. That is prophetic,” said the Elder Dr. Price who will be 77 next year. “I will still be around as your Apostle and working with the board of directors, but it’s time for Pastor Price, Jr. to get into the driver’s seat. I will still mentor him.”   

Since when did “Apostles” need a “Board of Directors”? What is so “prophetic” about Lil’ Freddy stepping into his dad’s fuzzy fedora and fur trench coat at the same age that Jesus started His public ministry – does this mean that Lil’ Freddy is going to preach the TRUE GOSPEL OF JESUS, or that same “blab it and grab it” crap that his dad has been spouting for the past 30+ years?

I’ve already written at length about how much error surrounds “Apostle” Fred. Still, I had hoped that the sheep in his congregation would flee that heresy and sit under sound biblical teaching. Instead, Lil’ Freddy is going to add to his “success” as a “hip-hop youth pastor” and take his dad’s heresy into the stratosphere:

“Becoming Pastor of Crenshaw Christian Center is an honor of high esteem,” said Pastor Price, Jr. “To follow in the footsteps of my father, the Apostle of Faith, is a privilege and a challenge I look forward to taking on.”

I will still uphold the same high standards of teaching and excellence my father brought to the pulpit” said Pastor Price Jr.

Oh brother.

Is Lil’ Freddy going to try to become an “Apostle” too – or will he settle for just being the Senior Pastor Pimp? Come on, CCC’ers – if you never thought about running away before, you might want to start packing a bag now…

 

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The Deconstruction Of A Heresy

I’ve spoken at length in the past about the Word of Faith, Health & Wealth, Name It and Claim It, prosperity heresy that sickens the church today. As unbiblical (and frankly, ungodly) as these claims are, despicable pulpit pimps still act as pied pipers in leading the sheep astray with their masterful butchering of the Word of God.

My brother Independent Conservative took an entire week to further deconstruct and expose the Health & Wealth heresy by making the video series “The Agony Of The Health & Wealth Gospel – Parts 1-5” available. This week, he provided the following video as a guide for every pimp-in-training and wannabe viper to learn to systematically extract copious amounts of money from unsuspecting followers:

Defense of Word of Faith Heresy 101:

Yet another reminder to pray that God’s children stop falling prey to hustlers and liars…

Don’t Blame God, Blame The Greedy Pastor!

After a slight delay in posting recently, I’m back with a story that has already been covered by Kwesi over at the blog My Scream. Nevertheless, it’s worth repeating. On October 3, 2008, Time Magazine posted this story on their website:

Maybe We Should Blame God for the Subprime Mess

Has the so-called Prosperity gospel turned its followers into some of the most willing participants — and hence, victims — of the current financial crisis? That’s what a scholar of the fast-growing brand of Pentecostal Christianity believes. While researching a book on black televangelism, says Jonathan Walton, a religion professor at the University of California at Riverside, he realized that Prosperity’s central promise — that God will “make a way” for poor people to enjoy the better things in life — had developed an additional, dangerous expression during the subprime-lending boom. Walton says that this encouraged congregants who got dicey mortgages to believe “God caused the bank to ignore my credit score and blessed me with my first house.” The results, he says, “were disastrous, because they pretty much turned parishioners into prey for greedy brokers.”

I emphasised the last part of that quote because I have seen it with my own eyes and heard it with my own ears. Back in 1997 when I was a faithful servant to Pimp Eddie L. Long, I brought my bills and mortgage note to a “debt burning service”. Eddie whipped us up into a frenzy by saying that “1997 is the year of jubilee and God was going to cancel your debt if you believe Him to do it!”. As a dutiful drone at the time, of course I wanted God to excuse my Visa bill (never mind the fact that I ran it up without asking Him for any guidance) – oh, and my mortgage too.

Needless to say, as I walked away from the smoldering tin can that contained the ashes of my bills, I hoped that when I called my creditors to confirm that I was debt free (as we were instructed to do), that I would hear the magic words: “Thanks for calling sir, but we don’t show that you have a balance”. Like a fool, I called…and I still had the proper balances.

*** As a side note, Eddie Long also whipped us into a frenzy in 1999 by saying that when the computers across the globe went haywire at midnight because of the Y2K debacle, our debts would be wiped out too. That’s another story for another day…moving along…***

Anyway, the next Sunday at church, the congregation was told of a man who was months behind on his mortgage. This man brought his paperwork to the debt burning service and believed that “God would move”. The man later called his mortgage company and they told him that his balance was $0! That’s right, he didn’t owe anything on his mortgage! Hallelujah! Glory to God! Praise G…

Oh, wait – because I had friends who worked in the Finance office, I later learned the rest of the story. The mortgage company foreclosed on the man’s house – because he hadn’t paid his mortgage for a few months. The man didn’t try to work out a plan with the bank because he believed that “God would move” at the behest of Eddie Long. Needless to say, when he called to get his balance he learned that he didn’t have a balance. Maybe he started shouting and praising God and hanging up the phone before he learned the reason why his balance was $0.

I have lamented the danger of the Word of Faith/Name it and claim it heresy of the pulpit pimps (and others) for some time now. Not only is that nonsense in direct opposition to the Word of God, it breeds greed and lust for material wealth among the Body of Christ. It also divides congregations into “haves and have nots”, and lines the pockets of greedy pulpit pimps. The Time article goes on to say:

“The pastor’s not gonna say, ‘Go down to Wachovia and get a loan,’ but I have heard, ‘Even if you have a poor credit rating, God can still bless you — if you put some faith out there [that is, make a big donation to the church], you’ll get that house or that car or that apartment.’ ” Adds J. Lee Grady, editor of the magazine Charisma: “It definitely goes on, that a preacher might say, ‘If you give this offering, God will give you a house.’ And if they did get the house, people did think that it was an answer to prayer, when in fact it was really bad banking policy.”

I have also heard the “go down to the car dealer and lay hands on the car you want”garbage. Gullible people go to the car dealership with no money for a down payment – and a credit score of 430. They end up getting a car loan at 20% interest and they “thank God for blessing” them? Are the words of Proverbs 10:21-22 rendered impotent?

Folks, these pulpit pimps are taking a hit in their wallets, and they don’t like it. No matter how many phone calls you avoid from your creditors, you can expect to sit in the pews under a pimp who still bellows from the pulpit that you should “ignore the current economic downturn because God is still doing something. When the world is experiencing financial trouble – now is the time to sow into God’s economy!”. The article goes on to strike an ominous tone – especially for those who pray that the sheep come to their senses and stop buying into the just pay God and your troubles will go away heresy”:

With the bubble burst, Walton and Butler assume that Prosperity congregants have taken a disproportionate hit, and they are curious as to how their churches will respond. Butler thinks some of the flashier ministries will shrink along with their congregants’ fortunes. Says Walton: “You would think that the current economic conditions would undercut their theology.” But he predicts they will persevere, since God’s earthly largesse is just as attractive when one is behind the economic eight ball.

The bottom line is this – God is not the problem, greed (prompted by the lascivious pulpit pimp and our selfish desires) is the real problem. We’ve been warned before:

2 Peter 2:1-3 (New American Standard Bible)

1But (A)false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be (B)false teachers (C)among you, who will (D)secretly introduce (E)destructive heresies, even (F)denying the (G)Master who (H)bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

 2Many will follow their (I)sensuality, and because of them (J)the way of the truth will be (K)maligned;

 3and in their (L)greed they will (M)exploit you with (N)false words; (O)their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

So, don’t blame God…

Yup, He’s A Fool…But Are You One Too?

I know, I know, I’ve said in the past that I was done with the false bishop that is known as Tommy Weeks. I write this article as an illustration only – and I’m fighting nausea over this shameless pig.

It seems as though not enough of you ladies are clamoring to be beaten by Tommy the next “Mrs. Weeks”, so Tommy’s taking this circus freak show to “network TV”:

Bishop Weeks recasts his ‘Holy Hook Up’

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III has resurrected his new reality show — and this time he wants to search for a God-fearing wife on network TV instead of the Internet.

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Weeks said the Christian dating series, now called “The Holy Hook Up: Who Will Be The Next Mrs. Weeks?” will document his search for a new love as he performs his daily duties as leader of an international ministry.

The 30-minute Atlanta-based reality series will include Weeks sharing the spotlight with singles and broken-hearted couples on the mend. The twice-divorced Pentecostal pastor will dole out relationship advice drawing on his experience as an author, minister and a first-time felon who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on his ex-wife, national evangelist Juanita Bynum.

First of all, according to the bible, Tommy Weeks is not a bishop (or overseer – as the bible says):

1 Timothy 3:2-7 (New American Standard Bible)

2(A)An overseer, then, must be above reproach, (B)the husband of one wife, (C)temperate, prudent, respectable, (D)hospitable, (E)able to teach,

 3(F)not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, (G)free from the love of money.

 4He must be one who (H)manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity

 5(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of (I)the church of God?),

 6and not a new convert, so that he will not become (J)conceited and fall into the (K)condemnation incurred by the devil.

 7And he must (L)have a good reputation with (M)those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and (N)the snare of the devil.

Second, who would take relationship advice from this idiot? What is he going to say to the couple that is contemplating marriage: “Brother, God knows how frustration women can be at times. The Spirit is telling me to tell you to hit her at the top of her head – that way, she’s too disoriented to run when you kick her repeatedly in her ‘private area'”?

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So, Tommy is nothing more than a twice-divorced, wife-beating punk who pimps the Gospel and influences the gullible. It’s clear to see that he is a godless fool who thrives on attention.

Many of you roll your eyes when you see this idiot’s picture or read about his latest scam, laugh to your friends about him, and go back to sit under a pastor who preaches oneness pentecostalism (or embraces those who do teach it – like TD Jakes or Tommy Weeks…and others), demand a tithe-love offering-first fruit offering from you, or hacks the Word of God like a cut-rate butcher.

You say “how can people sit under him anymore – he’s such a liar and a wife-beater”.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but don’t talk about the fools who sit under Tommy IF you’re aligned with a degenerate pimp who butchers the Word of God as much as Tommy does.

Tommy Weeks is a manifestation of the heretical Word of Faith movement (among other things). Sure his antics are over the edge – but he subscribes to the same fundamental flawed philosophy that all of the false teachers of the day embrace – including your pastor (if you sit under a pulpit pimp several times a week).

And let’s not forget that Tommy still draws a weekly audience at his church club, and these people are keeping Tommy adorned in the ornate eyeglasses and bowties that he flaunts regularly…much like you keep your pimp dressed to the nines and driving a car that costs more than the value of the home you live in.

So if your pastor pimp likes to throw around terms like:

  • “What I confess, I possess!”
  • “Money cometh..from the North, South, East, & West!”
  • “You’ve got to speak those things that be not as though they were!”
  • “Speak healing over your life and watch God move!”
  • “Sow into this good ground and God will give it back to you pressed down, shaken together…”
  • “If you don’t pay God, then you won’t get fed!”

…then don’t laugh too hard the next time you see the shameless fool pictured above.

Truth is, he (and his buddies) are laughing just as hard at you.

“If You Don’t Pay God, You Won’t Get Fed!”

This picture of Eddie Long is a still shot from a music video he filmed 10 years ago. I thought it was appropriate to share it, considering the nature of the photo speaks to Eddie’s personality. Kind of looks like Jim Jones, doesn’t he?

Sure, Eddie is known for the parties he throws every Easter at the Georgia Dome (complete with celebrity friends), his game of cat and mouse with the Fed’s, and even his recent embrace of homosexuality.

But let’s not forget – Eddie is first and foremost a pulpit pimp, which means he knows how to hustle a little cheddar (i.e. solicit funds) when he has to.

Here’s a recent video of Eddie in action. I call this a textbook lesson of Pimping 101. Listen to how he masterfully distorts the Word of God:

Let’s recap, shall we?:

  • “If you don’t pay God, you won’t get fed!”
  • “When you pay God your tithe (10% of your gross) you are giving God your faith!”
  • “You’re telling God ‘I believe you gonna protect my stuff’ “!
  • “God says “Let me tell you something, we in Las Vegas now, I want you to take a risk with me’ ”  

Then he has the audacity to say that God is telling the non-tither “you have let money posses you that you don’t trust Me enough to give you more than you give Me”.

Huh? He’s got the…um…intestinal fortitude to actually say that – while pimping people out of there hard earned money so that he can have more possessions?

Is he serious?

Sadly, yes he is.

I could type until my fingers bleed – warning the sheep to read God’s Word for themselves. The fact remains that there are plenty of preachers pimps who feel compelled to torture you into giving to them instead of letting the Word of God speak for itself.

Read the entire book of Malachi (instead of just Malachi 3:10 – the verse that pimps beat into you) for the full context of scripture.

While you’re at it, read 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 for an accurate picture of giving (to God and for the needs of the saints) from your heart rather than from intimidation.

Oh, and stay away from this money-hustling, scripture-twisting, Federal investigation evading alpha pulpit pimp.

The Musings of “Apostle” Fred K.C. Price

Careful there, Freddy – we wouldn’t want one of the stately swords to slip…

I seem to have ruffled a few feathers in calling out the newly minted “Apostle” Fred Price.

You’d think that most Christians would side with the Word of God instead of defending the false teacher that twists God’s Word for personal gain. But, nothing surprises me anymore…

Anyway, our brother bezel333 takes yet another look at how old Freddy turns the Word of God into a salted pretzel:

Dr. Fred Price and “Positive Confession”:

Sorry to be so blunt, but to hear people like this continue to say ignorant things like “God is not in control” makes my flesh crawl, and makes me pray for them all the more.

Yet more evidence that the “speak those things” “little god” teachings are heretical and against the Word of God..it’s plain to see if you just read it in context for yourself.

A Sorely Needed Call For Discernment

***hat tip to reader Caron for introducing me to Justin Peters’ ministry***

Justin Peters is a Mississippi-based minister who presents a seminar entitled “A Call For Discernment”. In the seminar, Justin succinctly debunks the “trifecta” of the Word of Faith (WOF) heresy:

  1. You can “speak those things that be not” and they will magically appear
  2. We are all “little gods” and can do what God does
  3. The heartbreaking reality of how people are taken in by phony faith healers

Below are 4 videos (about 34 minutes total) of Justin addressing students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – his alma mater – a few years ago. Sitting at a lectern (as the result of his cerebral palsy), Justin quietly and calmy takes great detail to warn the students about the dangers of those who preach “a different gospel”.

“A Call For Discernment” – Part 1 [8:07]

“A Call For Discernment” – Part 2 [9:58]

“A Call For Discernment” – Part 3 [9:14]

“A Call For Discernment” – Part 4 [5:16]

Pray that the Lord would continue to use Justin and others like Him to shine the light of truth on the dark apostasy and heresy that grips Christ’s church today…

 


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