Friday, November 15, 2013

False Preachers On TV Seeking Fame



It's scary how many of these phonies who definitely are in religion for cash fool so many. Of course many preach the false prosperity gospel.

2 Peter 2
1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

9 comments:

FaithGuy3 said...

The big reason why these fake, money-grabbing preachers continue to thrive is b/c people REALLY believe they can become financially wealthy if they follow these so-called "preachers'" phony teachings.

Not saying these money-grabbing preachers are off the hook, but nonetheless look who is donating to them and paying for their products(not saying I'm better, as I was in this boat a long time ago, but nonetheless this is why they continue to thrive).

HandmaidenofYehowah said...

Jas 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
Jas 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

We can only be tempted by that which we want and seek. Jesus was not tempted because his bread was to do the will of the Father.

These false preachers abound because there is market for their teaching. If "Christians" began to do what Christ said which is to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. If they sought to understand what His kingdom is and what it is not than there would no longer be a market for these mens message and they would go out of business.

Steve said...

These guys are hilarious. They're running a scam like any other scam, and they know it and they're ok with it. They're ok with it because they don't have God, and without having God - they don't fear God, hence why they do such despicable things without care. There are no sheep following these men, only goats seeking personal gains of corruptible silver and gold, so I don't feel sorry for their followers at all.

For me, my own fear of God is so great that it actually still stops me from starting my own site to share the Gospel in these last times, lest I speak wrongly on any point...

I agree with Washer on these guys too, they're being raised up by God in these last days to give the most carnal and wicked goats exactly what their hearts desire... and its not God or His Son, and its not salvation, its the lusts of the flesh in one way or another they're all chasing so vainly.

Having said that, I don't believe these types are the worst. I give that crown to the most famous few calvinists around right now. While the prosperity guys go straight for the goats... its the most "sincere" calvinists who appear so loving, kind, godly and sincere - who are out to deceive the very elect... and its these few guys who are the most dangerous of all...

Anonymous said...

Steve,

Paul Washer, with whom you say you agree, is one of those dangerous Calvinists.

This young man asks him about election/predestination(Calvinism)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRzNYSsl47E

I'm not sure if you were aware of that but just thought I would let ya know. :)

Bible Believer said...

Thanks for warning us about Paul Washer. I don't know much about him but the name sounds familiar and even I wondered if he was from Calvinist circles.

Anonymous said...

And Jesus, our LORD and Savior died and rose again so that those present themselves as shepherds of the flock could have the opportunity to do this? I watched the video with disgust; absolutely appalling!

What is even more saddening is how God's Body, His elect are even being deceived by local pastors who preach themselves and glory in their own lusts/self agrandizements. I sat under a pastor who when he wanted his, I mean a god's church building built, he angrily preached during his sermon, "You can panel your own houses, but you can't build a new church!?!" I had to get up and walk out as I knew this was not from God, the Holy Spirit, as He does not operate in this way.

Also, another small time preacher boasted and bragged during his sermon on "Giving,' I quote, "Me and my wife not only tithe on our gross income, we also tithe on our health insurance plan as well." What are the implications here? Does he not know the true meaning of what a tithe is and under the New Covenant, Jesus Christ's fulfilment, we are not under any law to tithe on anything. We choose to give freely!

My point is, the hucksters are not just located in big city, U.S.A., but the wolves in sheep's clothing are among us, and many of them are standing up in front of the church building preaching themselves, with alittle jesus sprinkled here and there to fill the appetites of the religious.

What has happened to the faith once and for all delivered to the saints? God, the Holy Spirit is still alive and testifying to the saving power of Jesus Christ, but not in buildings made with human hands (churches and the like), but in the living stones, the temple of the Holy Spirit which lives inside of each of us, His chosen people, a royal priesthood.

May God, our Father, forgive us for what we have made His House into, a harlot religious system riding atop the beast.

Anonymous said...

James 1:27 - Don

Steve said...

Hi Anon, yes when I wrote that reply I knew someone would find what they would perceive as a contradiction. Let me assure you that there is no contradiction.

Washer, like me, is human, and like me, and you, we make mistakes. We can even go to the grave making our same mistakes and still feel pure. And this is why we need the salvation through Jesus Christ. None of us are righteous, no, not one. And we are all fallen, and we all fall short of the glory of God. We all have something wrong, and we’ve all been led astray, no matter how loving our hearts are towards the Kingdom of God. My own sins are grievous, yet my God grabbed me out of nowhere and called me His, and I will die as His, no matter my own mistakes.

Paul Washer is a Calvinist, he also hunts animals with a bow for fun, and he also trusts an NASB… all of which I find abominable. Now, would you like me to tell you my faults, that you or others may also find abominable? The point is, none of us are perfect. All of us are mistaken in one way or another. But thats the point. Thats why we need Christ. Thats why the Law was a schoolteacher, because we’re all faulty, we all fall short. And thats WHY we need Jesus Christ alone, our promised Redeemer from the beginning of time. Even Job fully trusted in the promise of our Christ, and he felt fully justified in the sight of God by the promise of our Messiah alone!

I haven’t clicked on your link because I know the video you’re referring to. Calvinism is indeed appealing to those who seek to fully understand the fallenness of man. Calvin (Cohen) was a murderer and a monster, and his doctrine is a stumbling block. Washer is indeed within this inner circle of famous Calvinists - yet I believe he is truly deceived in this area - as we all are in our own.

Yet the difference between Washer and the others is this… Washer goes straight to Jesus Christ and the Cross every moment he can, in every sermon. In fact, thats his only sermon! His heart is pure for Christ alone, he breathes Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for our own fallenness. Washer also speaks nothing of eschatology or anything else - just so he can focus solely on Jesus Christ for our salvation. Yet this man has faults, as do I, he enjoys his fame and his position, as I likely would too in his position, and so we can see why he doesn’t kick against the more popular doctrines. And even though folks like Washer and MacArthur may be regarded in the same circles - I highly doubt Mac would ever speak of Washer as a friend - they’re total opposites.

I love Spurgeon too. I believe he was raised up by God at the final moment before all the rot and deception set in. He too was a man of God, yet mistaken and fallen, like all of us… and I am no different…

Anonymous said...

Steve,

I say the following with much love and concern.

I could be the most godly physician in the world, but if I gave you a glass of water mixed with cynide, it would still kill you. In the court of law, I would be responsible for your death, even though I never intended to kill you. That is called an unintential tort.

Paul Washer is doing an unitentional tort by teaching doctrinal error. Although he is passionate, humble, and sincere, it does not change the fact that he is teaching error. James 3:1 gives a stern warning to those who want to teach the word of God.

Psalms 119:163 says we should hate falsehood because we love the truth.

Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee (1tim 4:16)

-JL