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» Why Did Jerry Falwell Jr Really Endorse Donald Trump?

Speaking of white evangelicals who are Trump's most devoted supporters .. somebody please ask this prosperity preacher what he thinks about this article about Jerry Falwell Jr's support and surprising endorsement of Trump.

Trump meets Giancarlo Granda at Liberty University with Jerry Falwell Jr (2012)

It says that the Falwells declined to comment for this article. I bet.

I wonder what David French thinks of this.

David French says evangelicals are supporting Trump out of fear, not faith (27 June 2019)

Somebody also please ask this prosperity preacher what he thinks about what this Trump supporter (Mark Lee) publicly declared with his own mouth.

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» Trump Supporter Publicly Professes his Faith in the Donald

Listen for yourself to what Mark Lee publicly said with his own mouth on national television for all the world to hear (at t=3:15 here):

Mark Lee publicly professes with his own mouth to believe the words of Donald Trump over those of Jesus

"If Jesus Christ Himself climbed down off the cross and told me that Trump is with Russia, I would tell Him to hold on a second there Jesus .. because I first need to check with the president to see if what you say is true."

Mr. Lee doesnt appear to be joking to me. Does he appear to be joking to you? He seems serious to me. Deadly serious.

Mark Lee publicly professing his faith with his own mouth Nov 20, 2017

He almost seems to be hypnotized .. as if he were in a trance. You can almost picture him saying here in this image, "I hear and I obey."

Whichever way you might happen to view it, that is a remarkable statement that Mark made there.

Scripture instructs the believer to shun greed and to be financially ethical.

Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed--be financially ethical] ..

Food for thought.

» Your Seemingly Insatiable Craving for Riches and Your Exaggerated Focus on Money and Wealth Will be Your Downfall

Somebody should give him a copy of Kenneth Hagin's book » The Midas Touch: A Balanced Approach to Biblical Prosperity (2002, 250 pages).

I think it is no coincidence that this book is titled » The Midas Touch .. because the story of King Midas is that » Midas died of starvation as a result of his "vain prayer" for the gold touch.

Notice that this book is subtitled » A Balanced Approach to Biblical Prosperity.

In other words, the author is inferring that these so called prosperity preachers are focusing so much on money that it will eventually be their downfall. No?

The reason why these preachers are referred to as "Prosperity preachers" is because they are known to focus on money and finances and worldly possessions such as mansions and jets.

They did not give this descriptive label to themselves. Rather, others gave it to them.

This sounds a lot like what Paul said:

Paul says that a craving for riches has caused some to wander away from the faith (1 Timothy 6:9-10)

This is because they put their trust in riches, and not on God. I bet that Hanani knows exactly what I am talking about.

In the sermon on the mount, Jesus himself said » "Do not store up for yourselves [material] treasures on earth."

He says this right before he says » "You cannot serve both God and Money" (Mammon).

» This So-Called Prosperity Preacher has Already been Summoned and Warned and Formally Rebuked

This article suggests that Kenneth Hagin summoned these so called prosperity preachers before he died, and he chewed them out (rebuked them) and warned them and told them that they were fucking up and giving christianity a bad name by preaching a deceitful and seductive doctrine.

So maybe he already has the book .. an autographed copy.

He has already been summoned and formally rebuked for preaching his seductive doctrine .. and he has rejected that rebuke.

I think that he said something like, "Kenneth Hagin is getting old and senile and doesnt know what he is talking about."

I can almost hear Kenneth Hagin now, saying, "I tried to tell you kids .. but you refused to listen. You can't say that I didnt try to warn you. Now you must eat the fruit of your own devices. Bon appétit."

» Scriptures Instruct Ministers Not to Discredit the Ministry

Somebody should direct this preacher to the place where Paul specifically addresses ministers-of-the-gospel and instructs them (there in verse 3) not to » discredit the ministry.

Ken Copeland pointing his finger while talking to Lisa Guerrero of Inside Edition

The phrase discredit-the-ministry could be paraphrased like so » giving Christianity a bad name.

There are many believers today who feel that these so called prosperity preachers, who are living such outrageously lavish lifestyles, are indeed » discrediting the ministry and giving Christianity a bad name.

I am talking here about preachers who refer to regular folk who do not ride around in their own private jets » as "demons" .. or as a "tube full of demons".

» The Scriptures Paint a Drastically Different Lifestyle from the One He is Currently Leading

The Easy-to-Read version of verse 3 says » "We don't want people to find anything wrong with our work. So we do nothing that will be a problem to others."

These are many today who do indeed find much wrong with these so called prosperity preachers. They do indeed represent a problem, morally and ethically speaking.

This is why Lisa went to such great lengths to track him down and confront him on camera about the surprisingly nasty things he has said about people, and the seemingly un-Christian things he has done.

Read this passage where Paul specifically discusses the nature of his life as a minister of the gospel .. and then compare it to Copeland's lavish lifestyle .. jetting around here-n-there to resort destinations.

Notice any differences? Their two worlds could not be any further apart. Make a note of it.

Paul begins this chapter by writing (in verse 1) » We strongly urge you not to receive God's grace in vain [by turning away from sound doctrine].

Here is a short passage from a letter that Paul wrote to his friends in Corinth.

A passage from Paul's first letter to his friends in Corinth (1 Cor 4:11-13)

How closely do you think Mr. Copeland is able to identify here with the apostle Paul?

Completely? Mostly? Somewhat? Very little? Not at all?

» Paul Said there were MANY Who Peddled an Adulterated Version of God's Message for Profit

Ask him about what Paul wrote to the Corinthians » "We are not like many, [acting like merchants] peddling God's word, shortchanging and adulterating God's message for profit."

Apparently there were "many" in Paul's day who were » "peddling and adulterating God's message for profit."

So it seems that little has changed in two thousand years.

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