Peddling an Adulterated Version of God's Message for Profit

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» A Bizarre and Disturbing Interview with Prosperity Preacher by Inside Edition

Speaking of the generation that worships money .. check out this bizarre and disturbing interview of so-called Prosperity preacher and televangelist Ken Copeland (82) by Lisa Guerrero for Inside Edition (3 May 2019).

Prosperity televangelist Ken Copeland being interviewed by Lisa Guerrero for Inside Edition (3 May 2019)

Wow .. check out the look in his eyes here. I wonder what Kyle thinks of this interview. I wonder what Ana thinks.

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I wonder what Lisa thinks.

Lisa Guerrero of Inside Edition says that her 10-min interview with Copeland was one of the wildest ever (7 June 2019)

Good job, Lisa. Impressive work. Kudos to you.

I wonder what John Oliver thinks.

John Oliver Clutching his Giant Penis

This preacher is 82. He was born in 1936. He was born during the Great Depression .. literally his formative years.

Line formed outside a soup kitchen during the Great Depression.

So it is certainly understandable how his value-structure could become so warped.

The Great Depression left its mark on, and warped the values of all who lived through it. It was a very bad time that lasted for a long time.

Soup kitchen during Great Depression of the 1930's

His Wikipedia page says that he is worth some $760 million. (I didnt know that he is thrice-married.) Heck, he is almost a billionaire.

» I Challenge this Octogenarian to Give Away Most of His Wealth to the Less-Fortunate

I would challenge him to give away most of his wealth to help the poor and needy.

I was a stranger and you did not welcome me.

I mean, at 82, how many more years do you reckon he has left to live here on planet earth?

If he gave away 700 million, that would still leave him $60 million to live on for however many years he has left to live .. which arent going to be very many.

Is 60 million dollars enough for him to live on for his remaining years? Do you think he will be able to rise to the challenge? Do you think he has it in him?

I bet that he loves Trump and the policies that that the Trump administration enacts .. just like Michele Bachmann.

Michele Bachmann says that Trump is the most Biblical and Godly President ever (20 April 2019)

I wonder what Bible she is reading.

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

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

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

This article suggests that Kenneth Hagin summoned these so called prosperity preachers before he died, and he chewed them out (rebuked 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 formally rebuked for preaching his seductive doctrine .. and he has rejected that rebuke.

» 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.

» This is Exactly Why You Need to Know for Yourself What the Scriptures Actually Say and Teach

This is why you want to know for yourself what the scriptures actually say .. and what the scriptures actually teach ..

.. so that nobody will be able to shortchange you with an adulterated version of the gospel that they are peddling.

And so that nobody will be able to deceive you or seduce you.

Nothing is stopping you from finding out for yourself what the scriptures actually teach. Personally I would suggest the NIV version .. for reasons that I dont want to get into right now. The Amplified version can also be very helpful.

» Somebody Ask Him if He Thinks There are Any Preachers Today Who are Peddling an Adulterated Version

Somebody ask him if he thinks that there are any preachers today who are peddling an adulterated version of God's message for profit.

How many times do you reckon he has preached on this particular verse?

I wonder what the people who work inside his ministry think of him. These interviews with former employees suggest that he lied with a straight face on camera (at t=5:00).

» Seems that Little has Changed in Two Thousand Years

Another preacher, Pat Robertson, is also about the money.

Evangelical Pat Robertson values money more than the killing of an innocent person (18 Oct 2018)

Just another evangelical preacher who is really about the money.

It seems that little has changed in two thousand years. There are still "many" who are peddling an adultered version of God's message for financial gain.

» Paying Attention to Deceitful and Seductive Doctrines in the Latter Days

We must be in the "later times" .. because Paul says that this is when some believers will:

» turn away from the faith, paying attention instead to deceitful and seductive spirits and doctrines of demons, misled by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared as with a branding iron, leaving them incapable of ethical functioning.

Notice in particular the phrase » incapable of ethical functioning.

I am reminded here of what Peter said to the people in Jerusalem » "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation, from this perverse generation, from this crooked and unjust generation."

» Isaiah Says to Do Away With the Pointing Finger

Look at him here, angrily pointing his finger at Lisa, warning her not to say exactly what he has already said himself on television.

So called prosperity preacher Ken Copeland points his finger angrily at Lisa Guerrero of Inside Edition in Branson Missouri

Again, he has a crazy look in his eyes here.

I would direct this prosperity preacher to the 58th chapter of Isaiah .. which instructs the believer on the proper approach toward those less fortunate.

And in particular verse 9, in which Isaiah instructs people to » "remove and do away with the pointing finger."

He has obviously not done away with the pointing finger. See for yourself.

He claims that he wasnt referring to people on airplanes as demons .. but this is exactly what he said (with his own mouth) » "You can't manage that today, in this dope-filled world, get in a long tube with a bunch of demons."

Because demons don't do what he calls "dope" and they dont need to get on an airplane, which he refers to as a "long tube." People do. He is obviously referring to people here .. which is why he got so upset.

Lisa caught him with his own words and he didnt like it when she fed them back to him. So it's understandable that he would react this way.

» Jesus Welcomed the Company of Sinners

I would also remind this 82 year old prosperity preacher that Jesus was known to be in the company of sinners and other unsavory characters. And he didnt call them demons.

What really seemed to irk him, though, were the hypocritical, holier-than-thou preachers. .. who thought they were too good to be seen with common folk.

I am talking here about religious people who like to tell others how to live .. while they themselves make one excuse after another for why their actions and behaviors and morality didnt measure up to the standards that they set for others.

Ken Starr knows what I am talking about. Mike Pence knows what I am talking about. Pat Robertson knows what I am talking about.

» You Cannot Buy the Blessings of God

I know that it might seem hard to believe, but some people even think that you can buy the blessings of God ..

.. despite what Peter said about such nonsense » "May your money be destroyed with you, because you thought you could buy the [free] gift of God with money."

Notice how he calls such ideas "wickedness" and "evil thoughts."

You reckon he might know?

There is not enough money in all the world to buy the blessings of God. Not even close.

People who try to purchase the blessings of God are trying to employ the world's transactional model to buy the blessings of God.

» The Difficulty Understanding How Faith Works is Completely Understandable

It is entirely understandable why people have such trouble with the concept and workings of faith ..

.. because the world-system in which we live, and in which we were raised, is based on a transactional model .. particularly so in capitalist societies.

People involved in such transactions say, "You give me this, and I'll give you that." They say things like, "You do this for me and I'll do that for you."

In such a transactional system, you can't get something of value without giving something of value. (I feel like I am stating the obvious here.)

This is why Jesus said, "I do not give to you as the world gives."

Well .. how does the world give? When the world gives, it is going to want something in return. It does not give simply because it loves you. No. And the more it gives, the more it will want in return. The world gives based on a transaction.

Who does not know (intimately and on a firsthand basis) the transactional model of which I speak?

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