Creflo Dollar,Bishop Eddie Long Investigated

Princess .P. | November 7, 2007 | 315 Comments


Above is picture of Dollar’s house.
Creflo Dollar,Bishop Eddie Long and four other religious ministries are being investigated for alleged financial wrongdoing .
The top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee ,Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa launched the investigation on Monday.
Grassley explained that he is simply following up on complaints from the public and media coverage.And added that the allegations involved governing boards that allow big salaries and housing allowances and amenities such as private jets and Rolls Royces.

Dollar released a statement saying :

that he will comply with the orders and that his church has complied with the IRS for more than a decade. Dollar said his life and ministry have always been an open book.

Here are few pictures of Dollar’s mansion and of Bishop Eddie Long worldly belongings.




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  1. sheep says:

    Alot of poor souls will be disappointed when they find out their hard earned dollars built these mansions…and not 1% went to GOD!

  2. Johnny Damon says:

    It’s funny. b/c when one tries to throw up the BS flag on one of these churches, why is it that people get so up in arms. These people are crooks, preying on the weak, giving them false hope in order to take their money.

  3. GODschild da General says:

    Obviously all of you who are so quick to be up in arms concerning this situation dont have the true concept of true christianity. I’d go as far as to even say you don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. It is the law of the KINGDOM of God, not the U.S of A to give just 10% of your income to be used to increase the Kingdome of God. Now I look at those above ministries and see the amazing, many times untold works they do in communities and around the world. You complain that members of their congregation are poor but you can’t baby feed people who are not ready for change to recieve help in the way you think it should be given. I’m not rich but I’ll be damned if I’m not going to give to the ministry God has placed me under. I’m not saying all pastors use money legit, but whos to say? and if so….thats between them and God, not man. Regardless of whether these men have used their ministry funds to create business, so what? God is blessing their businesses, bringing in more for their ministries.
    Read your bible people, the blessings given to the Jews via Abraham, Isaac and Jacob belong to the children of God through the saving and adopting blood of Jesus Christ. They’re walking in true financial blessing.
    Now I do disagree with the way alot of these preachers tell us to give and we’ll recieve a blessing or healing and in that aspect I understand what you mean. But the concept in the Word of God is that when you give to the Lord faithfully, He will increase you faithfully and unfortunately were easily lured into thinking God is a pimp we give well recieve tomorrow and so when it doesnt work, we believe these preachers are conning us. They as men and women never promise us anything, but from the word of God, they preach increase because the Word of God when walked out and not just ‘hoped’ out is so, so real.

  4. immanuel adeyomoye says:

    why on earth would people become worked up about preachers being wealthy, live in great masnions and all but when a thief, politicians, businessmen live in bigger and better houses nobody bothers.
    we should be careful how we accuse God’s servant else we incure God’s wrath upon ourselves.
    if one does God’s work faithfuly he is bound to be greatly blessed, abraham, isaac, jacob, david, solomon etc were outrageously blessed beyond measures. david gave 576 dollars for the house of God even though he didn’t build it.
    if you find a man of God faking to get rich leave him God is a righteous judge.

  5. MissC says:

    We have EVERY RIGHT to be worked up! These pimps are abusing the church for their own greedy reasons! There is nothing wrong with wealth. But there IS something wrong with twisting scripture to get it!

  6. Rummy says:

    Oy ‘Ve… Who cares what they have. There the ones preaching every day , There the ones traveling to dangerous places and feeding, clothing, etc etc… Some of the poorest nations on earth , Risking their very LIVE’S to do it. I don’t see anyone whom is complaining about the preachers risking their lives etc. Big Deal. I mean when these preachers started out like most , They started out small. Maybe had 10 people attend and give …what ? A buck ??? woohoo. It isn’t the preachers fault that 10,000 – a million people go to their churches or any other type of meeting or trip and they all give a buck. Money adds up. They must be doing something right and telling the truth , All the people that attend the church can’t be decieved duh. It’s called BLESSED. Thats why they attend and give cause they KNOW GOD blesses them for giving . I know it to be true myself. They have staff to pay and people to help . The people who complain about this do not know God. or God’s way or they would be jumpin up and down praising God too.

  7. molly says:

    ‘Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm’ ps105:15
    ‘ I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you’
    Watch out how you treat these men of God; You are trading on dangerous grounds

  8. DaShonda says:

    Why do people feel that God’s people should be broke and living in proverty?? Why is it okay for 50 cent, Jay Z, Beyonce and all those other’s secular folks to prosper, but not the ones that are following the will of GOD?? Where in the bible does it talks about God’s people being poor??? When I leave this earth i’m looking forward to my Mansion..I may not have it now, but i’m truly blessed with my health, strength, good job and I owe it all to my God..The bible clearly states whatever you sow will be reaped..These pastor has sown a lot into people lives and they are reaping those benefits..No one knows what they had to go through to get where they are today..To me it sounds like a testimony to me!!!! I will continue to pay my 10% out of each check because that’s in the word..Whatever the church does with that money is on them..I do know this..The sameones that yall are persecuting are the ones feeding the hungry, going to other countries preaching the gospel and opening up youth centers in AMERICA..On the day of judgement God will tell them Job well done my good and faithful servent, but what will he tell you???

  9. Wanjo says:

    If God who made everything that exists is your father, then wealth is just a mere natural result of being faithul to Him. Its also natural that those who are not your brothers and sisters be doubtful and jealous of your prosperity. So I think that everything is going on just as it should; the haters are doing what they do best, and the lovers are doing as is expected of them, prospering. Now I know that I don’t have a mansion yet, no helicopters or a car, but even living in Kenya will not prevent these things from coming my way. I know whom I believe in. Bottom line – just know who you worship and stop thinking about other people’s lives, there’s no time for envy. Life is short!

  10. cdthomas says:

    I also understand how the numbers work. These preachers are business men brothers and sisters. They have tapped into a marketing strategy to make money off of the desire of people who are looking for a way to get out of poverty. A job want do, the government want do. They believe the word will do it just by listen and following them. If they were running a corporation that corporation would make billions, and the shareholder who invest would make a profit also.

    No I don’t have a problem with them having a nice home, cars and other wealthy things. But I do have a problem with the method in which they get them.

    They are using the word of God as the latest hit. The more people buy into what they are saying the larger the profits is for them.

    Be not deceived For God in not marked. Know the spirit of God for yourself, and you will see that what they are doing has already been spoken of.

    I’m not impressed with celebrity bishops, preacher, evangelist, gospel singers or any up coming want a be’s.

    I know that God Loves me.

  11. Antonio Johnson says:

    I was just sitting here reading some of the most foolish comments that these unbelievers are leaving. In gods word he said above all he wish that we prosper as our soul prosper. If I recall that everybody means preachers to. He also said that my people perish because of the lack of knowledge. So many people will never recieve what god intends for them to have because,they don’t know what gods word said, and you know why they dont know? because they won’t do what creflo,eddie long,joyce meyers,and other great preachers do, study gods word. You people thats on the outside, looking in trying to judge things,when you can’t make good judgements in your own life, need to be careful and keep your mouths off the men and women of god. These men and women of god make great sacrifices to do the will of god for not just there lives, but also for your crazy,ignorant behinds, by praying that god have mercy on you, for you know not what you are doing.Get a life in christ jesus and leave gods chosen one’s alone.

  12. Steve says:

    Tell me the mansion that Jesus lived on HERE on EARTH. From what I recall he was not concerned with worldly belongings, but lived to help others. What about Paul, did he live in a million dollar mansion…
    I agree that those who commit themselves to GOD will be blessed, but doesn’t the shepherd take care of his flock more than himself. These leaders/individuals may have started off on the track of faith, but have turned somewhere else. Granted “Vengenance is the Lord’s” but in the text of being our brothers keepers, isn’t it our job to educate our sisters/brothers on being good stewards.

  13. ralph says:

    as said in his word he blesses those who bless him and curses those who curse him god knows the heart and evryman shall be accountable come judgement day all credit to pastors bishops and teachers of the living word they truly will be dealt with more so so lets let the one true judge cast judgement !

  14. shelinnn says:

    You know it is sad that people would rather see preachers broke busted and doin bad. If Ya wuz close to God like u r suppose to be, U would see things as He sees things. I am sorry, I don’t want no broke pastor, how could you get out of debt if he can’t?

  15. shelinnn says:

    if u would read your bibles correctly, Jesus was not broke. Why would He need a treasurer? I believe it is coming a time when people are going to be greatly deceived about the Truth of Jesus Christ. There is going to bea a great fallin away. All I can say is Have a personal relationship with God.

  16. maungo says:

    GOD!! bless you CREFLO Dollar that is real prosperity brother!! dont care about what people say !!

  17. GLEN SYMES says:

    I BELIEVE THE PEOPLE MENTIONED ARE ALL TRUE SERVANTS, OF THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND PREACH & TEACH ON WEALTH, FAITH AND PROSPERITY, ARE GOOD EXAMPLES & ALL THE PRINCIPALS TAUGHT ARE NUGGETS FROM GOD’S WORD,AND PRODUCE RESULTS,
    I AM A BUSINESSMAN WHO STARTED WITH NOTHING AND NOW HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF WEALTH,I THANKS GOD FOR THESE OBEDIENT AND FAITHFUL MEN & WOMAN

  18. Carlos Trimble says:

    Why should we be mad at these preacher’s for seeking the riches of this world and calling it God’s?
    Why should we bash the acts of those who mislead the people of God?
    Why do we hate the message of prosperity

    I will tell you why; because we are Christians.

    If all Christians should be prosperous then what do we tell people in poverty stricken Africa? Do they lack faith?
    I have been deep into Kenya and I will tell you first hand that they have a lot more faith than most Americans!
    By saying that God’s people should be financially prosperous instead of simply provided ,we place God in a position of displaying favoritism! God loves us all the same! He does not have favorites!!! Money is no more a sign of faith in God than wearing a suit to Church makes you a Pastor.
    There are poor people in this world because of greed!!! Truth be told, there are enough rich people in this world to end world hunger and homelessness, but greed is their God. unfortunately, these Pastor’s are paddling in the same boat.
    Love must drive the Christian, not possessions!!!
    Love is a flame kindled by choice!
    We must choose! God’s riches cannot be properly expressed in this world! That is why He said not to store up riches in this world where moth and rust corrupts, but rather store our riches in heaven. That is where my riches are!!!

    I will not support lies, and these people are getting rich by selling false hope!!!!

    All we can do for them is pray!
    I don’t hate the people, just the false message!

  19. Sherrod Porter says:

    Let’s not forget the number of people these ministers have in their congregations but more importantly we can’t judge them. If they are doing wrong, then they will be punished by God. If they come up short with a conviction, then I fell sorry for that Senator.

  20. KV says:

    I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you….says the Word of God.

  21. Oliver E. says:

    What would Jesus drive?

    It is highly amusing to see people devoted and brainwashed by these idols or false gods. Are there any enlightened individuals out there! If you research the canonnization(putting together of the Bible) of the Bible you will find a wealth of information that these preachers or infallible men of god will never share with you. Information on when the Bible was finally finished; who ordered it to existence; which gospels were chosen; and who actually wrote them. The so-called infallible men of god will not tell you none of this. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, some of the original gospels were not written by them. Mark is called the source closely related to the gospel Q. The real difference is that the gospel of Mark is in a Narrative form, rather than expository(Gospel Q). Also, Mark did not come until 50 to 100 years after Jesus’ death. The other three gospels (Matthew, John, and Luke) are known as synoptic gospels (ask most any preacher about synoptics).
    Jesus was never a Christian!
    Paul, in Galatians, started Christianity. Furthermore, Christianity started because grown men did not want to get circumcised. Its in your Bible in Galatians the first chapter.
    Lastly, religion is a divisive animal that does not bring all together, but only those who choose to follow that mans path of how god only chose him to deliver his message.

    God is goodness, Virtuous(empathy, kindness, and brotherhood)
    Devil is badness, Vices(envy, greed, bentleys, rolexes, and mansions, in the name of somebody’s god while your brother starves.

  22. Gloria Asbury-Covington says:

    It is said that Jesus said “Many are called; but FEW are chosen.” and later, when the purpose for his life was near at hand, asked Pilot, “Who do YOU say I am?” . In other words, who cares what man says. Who do you say I am? Period. Either you believe or you do not. I believe that most preachers start out in the right way and for the right reasons; because they love God. Somehow along the way, the spirit becomes entangled and seduced by the desires of this world instead of the desires of God. They get caught up, losing their focus and way, all the while screaming the virtues of living a God-fearing life filled with the love of money and all of the things creep in the night. The bold ones don’t creep. They are unabashedly open in their lasciviousness. They bring their women into the church, perhaps giving her a salary. Or perhaps he brings his long suppressed need of male companionship under the guise of an armor bearer, that male that takes care ALL of the Pastor’s needs. Perhaps he’s on prescription or street-drugs or is physically and emotionally abusive to his wife or the female pastor to her husband and children.

    The bible teaches “There is NOTHING new under the sun”. Jesus has seen it all from before the beginning. What is disheartening is that a great deal of good is being done in this country as well as around the world, whether it is in the store or office front start-up church with a hand full of faithful followers all the way to the mega-churches that have professionally produced multiple sessions each Sunday seeing people in shifts to ensure they collect all that is capable of being gleaned from the masses, as they tell them “Yes, Jesus loves ya!!!! And I do too! Give God the money! Prove that you love God! Do IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    And the sad, the empty, the needy and the hopeless do as instructed, every Sunday, without fail. Yet GOD sees it all. And at the appointed time, GOD will make his judgment know thought this and every land. With out a doubt.

    And most of these Prosperity Preachers will be the first to burst HELL wide open. Hopefully, they will be there to greet too many of their followers.

  23. Its Like This says:

    These men are called of God to teach His word. Wealth is in the house of those who walk uprightly, God promises that in the Bible. If Creflo Dollar or these other wealthy ministers didn’t have integrity concerning money, God would make sure they didn’t prosper. God has all kind of ways of doing that.

    These men of God who God uses to be a blessing to other people also have businesses on the side which has nothing to do with what church people give to the church. Would it make the critics happy if these men of God just stopped helping and being a blessing to the community and just live lavishly with the money they make just like any other wealthy business man? Critics against men of God who God prospers are so ignorant. You have a problem with that, go complain to God about it. See how that works out for you….sinner.

    By the way, I have insider info from back in the year 2000 when Creflo’s monthly tv bill was near 4 million dollars. His monthly electricity bill for the church property was 400,000 dollars. And you think he’s hogging all the money. No way he meets those bills if he didn’t have integrity. Critics need to be honest with themselves, you’re broke because you continually walk in sin and you’re a hater toward those who God blesses because of their obedience to God. That’s reality. Deal with it quietly, instead of running your mouth. You might find yourself getting dealt with by God himself. Learn that.

  24. Amanda Catron says:

    God told me to give $50 to Kenneth Copeland Ministries (Bro. Dollar’s “spiritual father”) when I had been praying concerning us needing a miracle finding a new house the one we wanted for the money we had…I agreed, but did not have $50-so because of my husband and mine involvment in our local church-the next day-we recieved a check from them as a “Thank you from God, for our faithfulness” etc. WOW!!!God pays for what He orders, Amen? So, I mailed the check we made covenant with the Copeland Ministries by reading all scriptures that came in mail and signed our namesand put check with this, this means something to us, and God, I believe, not because we put our faith in Bro. Copeland but because we put our faith in God!! and HE delivers, My husband and my faith was engaged, and he ,being led by his spirit man, e-mailed a random realator, who immediatley e-mailed us back(all the same night-people) we scheduled to come look at our house that weekend and closed within a very short period of time….We now live in a 5 bedroom 3 bath. house with everything we could possible want…..not near what our Master is making for us even as we speak, we will live in those soon……My God shall supply all my need according to HIS RICHES in glory THRU CHRIST JESUS!!!!I am a new creation, and I don’t have to live in houses that are run down and nasty, amen? I can e abased as Paul who wrote he has learned to be rich and poor to have plenty and go without Phil. 4: 12 read it people, it’s good stuff, By the way, You don’t know who GOD may have sent Brother Dollar’s way to for example: do his electrical work for house or build his pool, Brother Moore says in series “would Jesus wear a Rolex?”-which is free for anyone to download at Moore Life Ministries,, that how do you know that someone didn’t give it to them by leading of the Spirit, that doesn’t mean that that person is now broke, he may have had 2 and even if he didn’t guess what? God honors obedience, and that person will reap, if he is giving to God and not the pastor….it’s scriptual, and it works……

  25. Matsangaise Wellington Zimbabwe Harare says:

    I didnt even seek to read the whole thing coz to me it doesnt matter .Who are we to see what who and who does or has.God is faithful and is always true to his word so when he says the steps of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord….so he means it.Lets believe in God in everything we have coz he makes it possible which ever way.Look at celebration ministries built for Zimbabweans by Zimbabweans could you honestly try to investigate our Pastors for that?.Why is it coz we are in Africa and worse still Zimbabwe???We need to reform our minds and maintain the Kingdom of God in our lives for out of that will come all these other things.God bless these ministries and kip em giving us the word like they do.To that senator please your honorable dont argue wit that which God has bestowed unto his pple what do u have and do that many of us don try to get into.God shall not be mocked…..

  26. Mary says:

    We all want a blessing, because we all would like a good life, friends, family, children prospering, a nice home. Why should chistians live in squallor or standard homes. god blesses and the cup can spill right over. When i wanted to move out of my state appartment god gave me TWO great homes for free,i had to pay but he delivered, he dusted be down found me a great job. This was when i was just saved. i was faithful, be how faithful is creflo- give him two mansions- if he cound travel state to state by car, train he would. I’m sure he has done so in the past. to reach more people he has up/ped his means of transport. The parable of the 3 servants- one hid the masters money -buried it-the others multiply it. Christians like the others invest/creflo multiply HIS money. Does god my father want me to be poor? why would he ? As christians we should be jealous of one another- wait for our own blessing. We should be proud of brother creflo’s ability to preech to the masses-/ influence and touch people/ write books etc. A ‘celebrity paster- just like Jesus with his crowds of followers- JESUS SAID SPREAD THE WORD TIL I RETURN-do not be one of jesus haters- (ponchous pilott Spelling bad i know). lETS NOT KEEP CHRISTIANS IN POVERTY-YES SEEK YE THE KINGDOM OF GOD FIRST-CREFLO WAS-AND IS A PASTER FIRST. pRAY THAT ALL CHRISTIAN HAVE A MANSION AND DONT REMAIN IN THE PROJECTS OR STATE HOUSING-PRAY WE LOVE GOD AND A FINACIALLY COMFORTABLE LIFE-AMEND

  27. jackie says:

    I do not follow any of these ministers and do not know much about them, but I do know that there is not one person who faithfully sits under creflo dollars ministry that is in poverty. Also do you know that he was born into more money than he will ever make from his ministry. People are so quick to judge let God do that and most of the time they do not know from what they speak. Even the other ministers know one’s perfect and what the people perceives of them does not mean that they are not anointed. People need to worry about their own souls salvation.

  28. James Daye says:

    I don’t have a lot to say about these people who don’t believe,onyl to pray and ask God for some wisdom and guidence on this matter. He will surely amswer thee.

  29. olga says:

    touch not my annointing ,speaking evil of these people its not right.God blessed them abudantely

  30. lateefahtmullins says:

    jesus is lord

  31. elvis says:

    Leave these preachers alone. God is their judge. Go after people in the Governments who loot the public to the point of their destitution

  32. Godsway says:

    The reason why the world is going the way it is, is because of the people that mess with God’s annointed. There isn’t anything wrong with the man and woman of God prospering. What is wrong is 50 cents, Oprah and so on and so forth can sell you all false dreams in their song and on their shows and you buy it up like they are God and nobody investigates them. Persucautors of the man and woman of God, listen to a plea from the heart, repent now the Kingdom of God is at hand. That what a man sows he also reaps. What you are trying to show people on your website is wrong. God said, give 10% of your income. Are you saying your God, well then you or nobody else have a right to persucuate the man or woman of God. I am telling you this in love because the bible said, my people are destoryed for the lack of knowledge and it is obvious you don’t have a whole lot of knowledge of the word All this is the words in the bible coming to pass. Better get ready church

  33. D says:

    In the last day’s, people will be lover’s of themselves, leaning towards their own understanding. Satan will be the greatest deceiver ever known to man. In the last day’s he will pull out all the stops, he will be able to deceive even the very elect. He also answers prayers. So be careful what you consider to be a blessing and where you think your blessings are coming from. If you are more worried and concerned about obtaining and gaining material and worldly possessions and money, your are definitely not on the right track. Eternal salvation should be our number one priority not what we drive, how big our house is, or how big and massive a church is. Salvation is not in the building or material possessions, it’s in “Yeshua”

  34. henry booker says:

    I love you pastor Dallor you have been a great big blessing to me god bless you

  35. DSpglr says:

    why are we not investigating the government for taking %30 of our money and stuffing it in their pockets? answer me that before you investigate creflo!!!!!!

  36. idris shelby says:

    you foolish, foolish, foolish people, those who choose to condemn the very pastors who want nothing more for you to prosper. Its funny to me that that all this has became about prosperity in terms of money. when God speaks about prosperity, he talks about prosperity in every realm of life. My family and i are furvent watchers of creflo, joyce, jesse, and copeland and never have i seen such dynamic servents of God, that want nothing more for the world, than to come to know the Christ that was sent to save us. Many people dont realize that the messages that they preach, teach you how to achieve true prosperity in your life. We in this country have adopted a mentality of bondage. these ministers are free and truely free from all that the world would subject them to. you criticize the men and women of God for what they have. if i am not mistaken, the bible says that whatever you ask in my name shall be given. God has done all that he is ever going to do. it is up to all of us to walk upright and in its fullness the authority that god has given us( that;s why Christ died) we are to be exactly like christ while residing on this earth, hince christ saying, ” And greater things will you do” we are suppossed to be healing the sick and raising the dead. if we are meant to be broke and living in poverty, and not blessed coming in, blessed going out, in the city, and in the field than God’s word is a lie. And God’s word never returns void. continue to adjust your own faith walk and watch the blessing over take you so much so that the bible says, ” you wont have room to contain them” And these ministers dont have the room to contain them, thats why they are trying to be a blessing to you fools. they have done what it takes and they are ever beseeching all of his to get on their level. ” i was young but am now old and never have i seen the righteous forsaken” stop making acusations based on information that you cant even concieve of, you dont even have an ounce of clue to how there ministries operate, only fools speak about that in which they have no knowledge of information of. foolish, foolish foolish servents. i dont see any one bashing the porno industry that’s responsible for pushing disgusting sexual perversions that poison the mind and spirit, that exploits children, woman, and men, by by the way the porno industry is a billion dollar industry and neither of these ministers are billionaires, put your focus and attention to things that can make our society better and enhance the lives of the generations to come. im through wit it

  37. wendy Shearer says:

    I have just recently started watching Paster Dollar and I have to say his messages have been very inspirational and to the point. I am a preachers daughter from Georgia now living in PA and I grew up in Northwest GA in a lot of poverty and where it seemed as if it would have been wrong to live a blessed life. All I ever heard was if a Preacher had money they must be taking it from the people. It has taken sometime to see this money issue in a different light because of the lying,cheating and everything else ungodIy that I grew up seeing in church. I personaly think that the way Dollar and his family lives is between them and God. Even though I’m sitting here right now having a major cash flow problem in my business and really don’t know whats going to happen next financially I still look at Pastor Dollar and his family and think good for them!!! A lot of people don’t see the money that goes out to help others in a Ministry or all the behind the scenes cost. God didn’t intend for us to be broke we wouldn’t take financial advice from a homeless person then why would we except Spiritual Guidance from someone who is struggling to get there life in order and is broke. Unfortunatly, there is seems to be a lot jealousy and envy. Maybe Dollars Jet is nicer than the Senators oh yea he AIN’t GOT ONE!!! Ok that was sarcastic but from the bottom of my heart I bless them both. Wendy

  38. Johnny says:

    People who have spoken ill or comment on other christian brothers and sisters who may be prospering in every area of their lives are often blind to see the simple truths of scriptures.

    my only comment to them is for them to go back to the scriptures and remove all the prosperity verses of the bible and even God’s promises to us and then go with the what’s left and try to teach the whole world their revelation. I wonder what hope they will leave to those whom the devil has come to steal, kill and destroy?

    Wake up o sleeper and let God shine on you! The Christian covenant is Increase!! Be fruitful and multiply, Go into all the world and make disciples.

    Sometimes it is important to remember we are encouraged to grow into maturity. Perhaps it is time to grow up. Psalms 34:8, O taste and see that the Lord is good. That’s what blessing is about. Go be prosperous in finance wisdom and all that God wants you to be. Remember Job???

    God Bless you.

  39. bj says:

    What the crap are people thinking some of you who posting is judging and you don’t like christians in the first place that is why you are saying what you are saying then those who are speaking evil gossiping you missing out on your blessing and God don’t like gossiping and HE also said that get the plank out your eye then you shall see clearly to cast out the plank out of your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:5

  40. bj says:

    And then another thing if they are not using the money for the church and using it for themselves then how is it that there churches are so huge then Jesus said that He has given us all things to enjoy

  41. ross says:

    Ask yourselves a simple question; what would Jesus say to Creflo Dollar (still can’t get over the irony of his last name} if the two were to meet? There is a special place in hell for those who take advantage of the weak, infirm, hopeless and destitute to enrich themselves in the name of the Lord. These astute fraudsters have taken refuge in and advantage of the Bill of RIghts to form non-profits they can hide behind. $3.00 vaccinates a child in Africa against malaria, cholera and a host of other deadly diseases not known in the U.S. $3.00 also buys gallon of gas for one of Creflo’s TWO Rolls Royces. Satan came to earth to deceive the many, the Gospel warns. Judging by the misinformed posts of readers here, he has succeeded.

  42. Love says:

    Anyone on this list that uses any type of profanity – is not a Christian. Period.

  43. IntelgntPanther says:

    Why do people want Jesus to be portraited as a Poor Man. what would it gain to should a rich man how to live this life as a rich person. that’s to easy, in our struggle one would say well Jesus you did it cause you were RICH- NO he proved that money could not get you in Heaven. He had to become poor to show us how people like us can live Sin Free. Some of the Pastor and Leader are over doing it. But I can’t condem all rich Pastors. the government ask us to be poor and take it but they refuse to feed the poor and sick. Now they want to look at the Mega Ministries for the cash that they have stolen from US. Drugs, Gambling, and everything is coming here by way of GOVERNMENT. the church needs to Wake up and do what they are called to do. Preach and Help People find Christ.

    Jesus was born in a stable because there were no vacancies in any of the lodgings in the city.
    Luke 2:7
    And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

    Yes, Jesus was RICH!
    Not just in SPIRIT but in REALITY. He was a carpenter BEFORE God called Him & said it was TIME. Why else would the Roman soldiers gamble for his robe? If it was not worth anything, they wouldnt have gambled for it.

    The examples Jesus gives us in the Bible are what a love of money can cause. They are very good examples of idol worship (money, cars, and material things)
    Jesus, being a Jew, was part of the covenant of Abraham. All of the covenant men of God in the Old Testament were prosperous. The blessing of God was on their lives. Consider Abraham: “Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold” (Gen 13:2). Why would Jesus be any different?
    Do we try to justify our current financial condition by saying that Jesus was poor? Do we judge the Word of God by our experiences?

    Look at the gifts that the wise men brought to Him at His birth! Gold, frankincense, and myrrh! All of which were very valuable! Now consider if you were one of the wise men! How much of these things would you be trying to give to the Messiah? Then the scriptures tell us that Jesus made Himself poor so that others might be rich in faith. He was a master carpenter also, so I’m sure He was capable of making a pretty hefty living. I believe He used all of His wealth for the preaching of the gospel. As for His seamless tunic, it was the same garment of a high preist, if you do your studying of preist clothing,

    Many people care about money, but God cares about the heart. He left His home in Heaven and came to earth to see if there were any who cared about God. He found a few, then he went and got a job preaching. The preacher is worthy of his hire, Jesus said. Before that, He was a carpenter, and carpenters were rich not. Master carpenters did work for men who were rich, and Jesus did work for anybody. His work must have been perfect, for He was perfect. Scripture says He had His own house. Many people remember His seamless robe. Was not that from God? Turtledoves were also offered for perfection, not just for economy. Praise God.
    Joseph & Mary wasn’t poor!
    Joseph looked for an Inn to lodge at, But they were full, So with Mary about to give birth, Joseph took the only place left(The Stables)…

    Then, when the 3 rich wisemen came to worship the Lord they found Joseph, Mary & Yahshua(Jesus)and gave them Gold, ect. ect.

    A person had to have money to travel with caravans, and when they came back and moved to Nazareth they had a home and Joseph started working as a carpenter.

    Joseph & Mary were well known by the High Preist and others in the Temple, Zechariah was/is the husband of Elizabeth who is the cousin of Mary.
    Jesus teaching in the Temple at the age of 12
    Jesus was rich.He was from house of David.He was a royal Man

    (2Cor 8.9)For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. this advice was given whilst Paul was encouraging the church to give to the poor.So dear Catherine at least one scripture stating Christ’s poverty, and the reason why.

    I have never seen a scripture telling ME about His financial status. “He was RICH”. He was and is still God. Always will be. He owned the world when He was here and nothing has changed, He still does. The Bible tells me so. When wicked men were murdering Him, as some are still doing today, although they don’t realize it, Jesus could’ve called out 12 legions of angels to help Him. [He did not], because of me. He sent Peter fishing so He could pay His taxes. [Money in fish's mouth]. Seems to me He was rich. Dah.
    Question- did Jesus have a Ship? first off I can’t imagine those Men on a little boat.

    According to the WORD

    But Jesus was in the back of the boat, asleep on a cushion. So they woke him up and asked him, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to die?”
    GWT© But he was sleeping on a cushion in the back of the boat. So they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to die?”
    KJV And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
    AKJ And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say to him, Master, care you not that we perish?
    ASV And he himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion: and they awake him, and say unto him, Teacher, carest thou not that we perish?

    Rappers are known less for their talent and more for their “bling” these days, complete with their Hummers, Bentleys, and fur coats, gold-capped teeth and all those diamonds and Cristal that they go through like water. With rap and hip hop storming the airwaves, commanding attention with bitter feuds, gun shots in the face and drive-by shootings, is it any wonder that we all want to live like rappers, bathing in the fame and fortune of just merely being a rapper? Two of the rappers listed below are more private about their wealth while the other two boasts about being the king of bling and the best the world has ever seen. Let’s see how they live:

    In Jesus’ 32 years in the Mediterranean he voluntarily chose to do without many of the luxuries and creature-comforts that humans hunger and thirst after.

    The rapper that spits rhymes with the best of them yet does not seem to live the rapper life in the slightest, forgoing the wine, women and riches that are showered on man, to take care of his eleven year old daughter Hailey by his ex-wife, Kim Mathers. Marshall Mathers, or Eminem as he is more commonly known round the world lives a cozy lifestyle that borders on the reclusive since he purchased a 29-room, 15,000 square foot mansion with six acres of land in nearby Rochester Hills, Michigan. Eminem bought the home from former Kmart chairman, Chuck Conway for 48 million dollars.
    notorious gangster turned rapper who is better known for being shot in the face nine times, is 50 cent, who makes his house a home in Hartford County, Connecticut. Not quite the community that you could imagine this hard-bodied sharp-shooter to make a home in but he did when he bought former boxing champ Mike Tyson’s home in Farmington, Connecticut for 4.1 million dollars. The house has fifty-two rooms and twenty-five full bathrooms with four of them containing whirlpools. If you think this is excessive, consider that he also has a private club inside, not to mention a waterfall AND a lake in his back yard set on the fourteen acres of land.
    A legend himself, yet still alive and not quite through middle age, Sean “Puff Daddy/P.Diddy/Diddy/ Combes has been centered on achieving fame and fortune since he was a young bow-tie-wearing kid working to hype up late and great rapper, Notorious B.I.G’s career, propelling him to fame shortly before his untimely demise. P.Diddy works hard and plays even harder with expensive tastes and a penchant for the crème de la crème. His style and taste for the high-life extend to his numerous family members and friends where he is known on both coasts for throwing the wildest celebrity-filled parties.

    However, Diddy just recently purchased a sprawling mansion on seven acres of land in the quiet but upper-scale community of Dunwoody, Atlanta for a reported cost of 2.6 million dollars. The new home boasts a number of features including seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, tennis courts, and the requisite pool. This is his second home aside from the modest house he bought in 1995 in nearby Fayetteville, although it is unclear if he will be using the newer home as his primary residence or not.

    Wake up Christian’s !! God wants to use you. He wants to use you in this particular way, to change the world . This is one of the few direct ways, that us “little folks” have the chance to effect the whole world. Let’s not squander it . Let us go forward, in the name of our Father, and reclaim this land for Him. He was gracious enough to give it to us in the first place, let’s reclaim it for His glory .

  44. IntelgntPanther says:

    THE WHOLE WORLD IS SCREAMING ABOUT MONEY, POWER FAME, when Jesus is trying to get PEOPLES attention.

    peace, be still
    July 10, 2009
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    Peace.

    I want more of it. I crave it actually.

    I love the verse that says, “For He Himself is our peace…” So praying for more peace in my life means praying for more of Him in my life.

    Yes please.

    I think often of the storm at sea in Mark 4, and how Jesus quieted it with His command: “Peace! Be still!” Jesus spoke peace, but peace was already there. Because He is peace.

    With Jesus in the boat, the disciples already had peace in the middle of the storm. But they wanted peace without the storm. And Jesus gave that to them; He calmed the wind and waves. But then He looked at them and said, “Don’t you have any faith at all?”

    Woah.

    Maybe He was telling them that faith doesn’t mean trusting for miraculous rescue from the storm. But rather it means enduring the storm, knowing that Peace is right there with them.

    Maybe He’s telling me the same thing.

    Jesus was rich, He had the best clothes, had houses and everyone was attracted to him. Numerous Scriptures are used to validate a prosperous Jesus one who had the best of everything. The Bible says this “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him…” Isaiah 53:2-3.

    The scriptures present Jesus as average in appearance and prominence. Not only did He not attract from his outward appearance but he also lowly in His dress and demeanor. Isaiah describes as a man we wouldn’t recognize as important if we saw Him on the street. The fact that Judas had to identify him for the arresting party shows us that he looked similar to the other regular Jewish men of his time

    There was no outward attraction by appearance or status that they should desire Him, he did not dress in the finest clothes. None of his disciples followed Him because of any promise of earthly prosperity as he was asking them to leave all. He did not tell them to do something that He Himself did not do.

    To a rich young man Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 19:21-23)

    In Luke’s account 18:22-23 Jesus said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.”

    Jesus did not tell the man to keep his riches to follow him or that after he gives them away he would replenish them. He was concerned with the man having riches in heaven, not in this earthly life. Notice, Jesus used this event to teach his disciples a lesson, that it is extremely hard for those with riches to come into the kingdom because they cannot let go of them. This goes contrary to Jesus being rich or any type of prosperity message people may conclude form the Scriptures.

  45. dre says:

    I believe Dr.Dollar & Bishop Long are true obedient apostles of God.If you watch them on t.v., you will understand that what they preach about God and breaking down each scripture in the bible is truelly God speaking through them.Whenever you get on top and you get a name for yourself, people start to hate and become jeolous of you, who you are and what you have and this is the situation that we are in today.Instead of bring down these great people in ministry,the world should be lifting them up and seeing the difference they are making in the world.This is just a sign of the devil trying to take his wrath on God’s chosen apostles but God will overcome and get the victory.

  46. Al says:

    YOU TAKE CARE OF GOD BUSINESS AND HE’ WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU….HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE THAT DILINGENTLY SEEK HIM….SOUNDS LIKE PROSPERITY TO ME…..WEALTH OF WICKED IS STORED UP FOR THE RIGHTEOUS……SOUNDS LIKE PROSPERITY TO ME……..CREFLO AND EDDIE LONG AIN’T THE ONLY CHRISTIANS THAT ARE RICH……TO ALL OF THE HATERS OUT HERE, QUIT LIVING BELOW WHAT JESUS HAS PAID THE PRICE FOR,, CAUSE IF THE LORD IS INCREASING YOU MORE AND MORE, THEN YOU SHOULD PROSPER, IF YOUR NOT, IT’S YOUR FAULT NOT GOD’S FAULT… READ YOUR BIBLE AND GET RID OF YOUR RELIGIOUS OPINIONS!

  47. mc says:

    Brothers and sisters….when the scripture talks about prosperity it doesn’t mean financial necessarily……when you are a Pastor/ Deacon/ Elder/ on a Board of Directors we are serving our Beloved Lord Jesus and other Christians first. WE are last. We should be above reproach!!! Why- because we serve our Lord. Even the Apostle Paul says even in my freedom in Christ I will not do certain things so as to not cause another to sin…..that’s putting other’s first. When you are a Pastor aren’t you the greatest of servants and a role model on how to live the Christian life? Shouldn’t you be accountable to other elders and the Christians in your church? How can all these Christians have million dollar houses, jets, etc.? To be above reproach means even if I make lots of money from my “book deals” I will live modestly so as to not cause the church to look bad or for unbelievers to think Christians are shady. I don’t pass judgement but the Lord already has and he will clean house from all these mega church Pastors and preachers that ruin the gospel and christianity with their greed. God help us!!!!!

  48. St. Ives says:

    There are many comments that is made for and some are against and some are unsure. We are all about saying this or that…but the real questions was not asked of any person and those questions should be; where are we in our faith? Money, Power, Fine Cars, Homes, etc., are not faith but instruments that will linger here on earth long after those who own them are gone. It is true that almost every church in every city operates as a business. Here is what we all should see; a man called by God to preach the gospel to the flock that is before him. He must be a down-to-earth leader and not full of fine wear(s), live a simple and honest life; caring for those in needs rather than accepting it; full of spirts where those that asked for help in time of needs and those who are willing to give to the needs of other. A man called to preached must be an “Odained” Preacher and laying of hands must be administered. Many men was called, some was not accepted, and some just went; God only took those he called! We all have a habit of citing striptures about situations but we never begun to understand that we must not follow man words….rather, we must follow the words from the Bible, KJ, NIV, etc.,. Those that follow the words of God will not wonder into places or church where you nothing but fashion shows on a daily basis; women wearing short clothing and showing what they have and sitting unappropriated right in front of the man who is so called a Preacher. When you or I see a Preacher, Bishop, Rev, etc., dressing in appearence that his flock attention is poise on him or her. You better realize that you are in the wrong place. Mega-Churches…coming to claim many followers and when you actually feel you are not getting the word of God, but elected to stay to be either part of the flock because of the name of that Chruch, or the name of the person preaching there; you too…are in the wrong place. Finally, don’t forget what happen to all those who follow a “so-called” preacher name “Jim Jones”, no one of his flock knew he was planning their death until the final day came. Because of the alertness of a few…they realize the situation they were in and fled in the middle of the night running and walking miles to the nearest city of Guyana. The very next day, over some 900 bodies was found dead either by drinking the so called “cool-aid” and some even shot while trying to leave. Oh, don’t forget Congressmen Ryan from California who died along with part of his staff. Think about it very wise and closely, have your life changed since this economy has taken a beating and can you continue to five generously like you once did. Also, how are your Preacher living, eating and dressing while you can no longer be among the finest of the finest. Have you reached out for help and have you gotten it so you can be able to maintain your life you once had. The 900 deaths in Guyana asked themselves that same questions and for some it was indeed to late. You might be thinking that all of the money you gave to these Mega Chruches….the chance are your Preachers are wearing it and driving and living in it!

  49. kristie smith beard says:

    sometimes people dont know what they are saying when they talk about men&women of God you should have the best because God is the best if you put time,tears &sat apart for all God has called you to do and you obey the voice of God you will always have the best try it then you would see how good God is to the ones who obeys hes voice and hes word .God is a good God.

  50. Erica Waters says:

    Do people ever sit back and think about what this man had to go threw to get this big house. Instead of judging him. People should be saying “Job Well Done.” God says, Judge Not. He deserves everything he gets because he is doing the good work of GOD. He is the one preaching the word of GOD to people who wants to listen. He’s not putting a gun to anyone head, saying give me your money. People just mad because he made it somewhere and they are not going anywhere. I want to say to you Mr. Eddie Long, Keep up the good work and god will continue to bless you. To everyone else, Stop hating on a man of God and go and do something to better your life instead of worrying about someone else life.

    Peace.

  51. PJ Husk says:

    Many of the posts here have validity on both parts HOWEVER God speaks and that is where truth lies. I recall a rich man being addressed and the poor. Would God bless ones of His who live “excessively”? That is for each one to seek that answer and then pray accordingly as the Holy Spirit leads. Not to cast blame or uncover one to flaunt that ones sin but PRAY!!! PRAY!!! PRAY!!! God said “all” things done in secret/dark will be brought to light/exposed! You see the house but is it a home?… Pray!!!

  52. prarthana acharys,india says:

    ITS HEART WARMING TO SEE GOD S CHILDREN GETTING RICH AND STAYING PROSPEROUS.ITS OBVIOUS THE WORLD CANT STAND IT.WHO SAID GODS PEOPLE HAVE TO BE POOR?WAY TO GE PAS DOLLAR….WE IN INDIA LOVE YOU AND BLESS YOU

  53. edwina lee Tyler says:

    I dont have to use a lot of words and I dont plan on it, God put us here to do a job for him that means to spread the news of what he’s done for us that means no other business should be told we dont have any other business
    except talking about god,he’ll take care of every thing else thats what he does and he does it well, when we put our mine on jesus somthing happens he
    starts taking care of every thing else for us, like moving mountains and giving
    us favor in this world.
    peace Edwina

  54. Pastor Joseph says:

    Anointing brings increase, alot of people making wrong comments about the ministers of God here should be careful or God himself will defend them and they will incure the wrath of God. Abraham was blessed, David was blessed, Solomon was blessed, Christ was not poor either,Christ came for a mission which He fulfilled,He didn’t need earthly wealth,He wouldn’t have a wife and kid, He is all sufficient and has the authority to supply all needs and above all Christ wasn’t a man as we are, He came in the image of a man. God said in the bible, “I wish above all that ye prosper and be in good health,also as thy soul prospereth”. So don’t be deceived who says prosperity is forbidden for all children of God. If God was not interested in our wealth then He wouldn’t say in the book of Isaiah 45:3 “I will give you the treasures of darkness,And hidden riches of secret places,that you may know that I,the Lord,who call you by your name,Am the God of Isreal”. So instead of you all busy criticising why don’t you think positively and make wealth!!!!!!

  55. saletha allen says:

    only god has the power to condem anyone. Not the government , not man. Not that it is right but as soon as a black preacher, athlete, boxer or Ceo gains noritity here comes someone trying to throw salt in their game. What are you accomplishing by trying to say these people are frauds. The white man has been frauding worshipers for ever. Jimmy Swagerrt, Tammy and Jimmy Baker, Benny Hinn. And just as soon as the black minister is able to build a large fallering, they must be doing something illegal. They are putting their hands in more than annointing oil. It is just another reason for the devil to destort people from fowerling Jesus. But we need to understand we have no heaven or hell to put anyone in nor should we cast

  56. Elaine Smalls says:

    God Have Bless these people, God is rich, Have Faith he will bless you too.

  57. Cathy says:

    I give faithfully my tithes every Sunday, Not to church but to God, the church I give to his mearly one of his many houses, I give, not because a preacher tells me to, but because God through his word, the bible, the God inspired book tells me too. However, I praise God for preachers such as Creflo, Joyce, The Copelands and many more for helping me have a deeper understanding of Gods word and the principles of sowing and reaping.

    If we truly trust God we wouldn’t care how his annoited spent the money as God will judge each and everyone of us. Give thought to to this, for the little time these people have to spend at home,(because of their workloads) why shouldn’t they have the blessings of God and why not follow the same Godly principles they followed to get the wealth they have now, I can assure you I am much richer than they when I purchase a CD, DVD or a book or watch their broadcast as its God who speaks to me through them. I don’t have a plane because I don’t need one. I would love a mansion and a fancy car and one day will have them and I will do it and achieve this by diligently following the word or God and listening to the above preachers, so please don’t be offended with me when I do, give praise to God when he blesses me.

  58. Phillip says:

    The funny thing is that nobody realizes that Creflo Dollar does not even take a salary from his church. He makes all hos money from business and real estate. So since when is it wrong for an already wealthy man to minister the gospel. Have you seen his giving reports. He gives more money away to people in need than anybody that has commented on this forum combined. Christians are the only group of people that don’t protect or restore their own.

  59. Evangelist Raymond King says:

    While reading some of the comments about the preachers who live in
    their big houses and drive those fancy cars, do you really know what these people
    teach and believe? Lets not worry about the material wealth that is temporary, the real danger is what they are trying to get you to believe. Do you know they teach that Jesus had to die twice to save you from your sins, that his bloods did not atone for your sins, that He had to go into hell and let the devil punish him for
    three days and nights, my friends it doesnt matter what a man has here because the bible tells us some have their reward here and some their rewards follow them, rather be concerend about the souls that will ignorantly fall for this false
    doctrine and be damned. I love these people but I hate what they are doing.
    The bible tells us Jesus died ONCE FOR ALL Not twice May God Bless You.

  60. Byron says:

    Corrupt money motivated Sunday paycheck preachers have committed fraud through using the Bible to lie about the tithe, the parable of the sower and other scriptures in the Word of God in order to generate money. In regards to tithing, the question is not what is someone’s opinion or interpretation of Malachi 3:10. The question is what does the Word of God say about Malachi 3:10 and other scriptures concerning the tithe? The Word of God is the truth and the Word of God addresses tithing. The tithe command in the Bible was part of the law, which was given by God to the Israelites through Moses. The tithe command had to do specifically with the produce of the land and the livestock (not money). The tithe can be found in the Old Testament (Leviticus 27:30-34) (Numbers 18:20-32) (Deuteronomy 14:22-29).The tithe command can be found in the New Testament (Hebrews 7:5). In Matthew 23:23, Jesus spoke of the Scribes & Pharisees tithe of the produce of the land (mint, anise & cummin). In Luke 11:42 Jesus spoke of the Pharisees tithe of the produce of the land (mint, rue and all manner of herbs). The Israelites followed the LAW which required them to tithe the produce of the land and the livestock as stated in Deuteronomy 14:22-29 and Malachi 3:7-12. There are no percentages placed upon the giver, as shown by Jesus in Mark 12:41-44 as the poor widow gave all she had to the temple treasury. The rich gave to the temple treasury out of their abundance in Mark 12:44, also proving that there are no percentages placed upon the giver. The temple treasury is where the money was given and the people gave freely to the temple treasury. There were no percentages for the giver. The tithe was a food program designed to feed the Levites, strangers to the land, the fatherless and the widows, as stated in Deuteronomy 14:29. The tithe consisted of the Israelites giving 10% of their produce of the land and the livestock. Hebrews chapter 7 verse 5 states: And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham. Numbers chapter 18 verse 21 states (God speaking to Aaron): And behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. How do you give money? FREEWILL GIVING, which has NO PERCENTAGE placed upon the giver, as shown by Jesus in Mark 12:41-44 as there were NO PERCENTAGES placed on those giving to the treasury, and also stated by the Apostle Paul in 2nd Corinthians 9:7, as Paul said “EVERY MAN according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver”. The Apostle Paul said that no one is to give out of necessity, which is the Greek word anagke (an-ang-kay’), which is defined as constraint, and a person is not to give out of having constraints placed on them to give. People are under no command to give any other way than as they purpose in their hearts to give as God has prospered them. The Apostle Paul did not teach the tithe and there are no records in the New Testament showing that the Apostle Paul paid tithes to anyone while following Jesus Christ, and there are no records in the New Testament of anyone in the Church of Jesus Christ paying tithes to anyone, or taking tithes from anyone. The reason that the tithe was not taught was because the tithe is not for the Church. The tithe is for the Levites, Levite priests and the Israelites and this is proven in the Word of God. Sunday paycheck preachers who place an obligation on Christians to pay them tithes are going totally against the Word of God through teaching their lies, and scamming people out of money, just as people were scammed out of their money through lies by Bernie Madoff, the Enron executives, and numerous others. Ministers of Satan will ultimately have to answer to Jesus Christ as stated by Jesus Christ in Matthew Chapter 7, verses 15 through 23.

  61. Crenshaw says:

    Scanning through this, I noticed something about those who are defending a televangelist scam artist, saying he’s entitled to enrich himself by using fear to motivate listeners to donate. Those who are defending this fraud use very poor grammar and misspell very simple words.

    Some may think that the inability to master basic spelling and grammar may signal an inability to discern a difference between serving God and using God’s service to make oneself rich. Saying that he’s doing “God’s work” and therefore deserves to be rich shows a fundamental inability to understand the basic message of Christianity, but then again, someone who doesn’t know the difference between ‘their’, ‘they’re’ and ‘there’ is a prime target for a fraud who intends to take money from a fool’s pocket and put it in his own.

  62. pastor. Thomas John says:

    Creflo dollor is a blessed man of God And God will bless him more even aftger the tests and trials . God is pleased in the prosperity of his servents. Enemy is happy when men of god are brocken, But Bible says wealth and riches are in the house of rightious–thank God

  63. really5 says:

    If people are dumb enough to give there money to these people then shame on them. If you needed a plane ride, would they offer it to you since your tithes helped to acquire?

  64. Tonya says:

    The bibke says touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm. Those speaking against men and women of God, really need to check yourselves because that is very serious. I’ve been a member of World Changers for over 20 years and I have witness the growth of our church from 200 members to what it is now. God will not continue to bless a person if he’s stealing from Him and deceiving His people. I can appreciate the teachings from Dr. Dollar because he gives you a word, shows you scriptures in the bible to apply to the word, and gives you practical steps on how to apply it to your everyday life! It don’t get any better than that. As a result of applying the Word of God to my life I’ve experience increases, favor, blessing, all the time. I’ve made it a lifestyle. So we laugh at the ignorance of some, because you can never make a comment unless you yourself has witness the ministry, sat up under the teachings, and have experienced it for yourself, and not from he said she said! That’s just so messy who does that? Obviously you do. The devil just mad, but to God be the glory!!! Yeah!

  65. edward frimpong says:

    they deserve to be rich

  66. Tressa Jones says:

    Personally I would never go to a church led by a poor pastor. A church with a rich pastor and poor members is pretty bad. But a ministry that has educated, wealthy members is dif. Nobody is gonna tell me what I can and cannot do with my money. If cutting it up and throwing in the trash brings me results then that’s my business.
    There aint nothing worst than a poor assed minister trying to tell me how to prosper and live when he shaking inside about his bill’s. Those are the one’s you have to watch the one’s that are trying make a come up on the member’s. Creflo is college educated. When they say Dr. Dollar that doesnt just mean preacher doctor either.

  67. Reuben de Carvalho says:

    I just can’t believe that some people base their whole lives and ministries on putting other pastors down. Creflo Dollar has helped millions of people, including myself, to know God, to believe in our God given authority and to find our God given purpose. I am closer now to God then I have ever been. I dare any of you critics to read his books and apply the BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES that he teaches on. The results are amazing, and I’m not just talking about financial prosperity. I’m talking about inner peace, patience, forgiveness, and a whole lot more. You people fail to realize that Solomon and even Jesus himself were not poor. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. You people wouldn’t dare say that these two people (or maybe I should say one person and God himself) were false prophets. What you people are doing is not Biblical at all. The Bible says beware of false prophets. Nowhere does it say start a website or ministry or base your lives on talking bad about them. The Bible also says that you should know a prophet by his fruits. Again I don’t mean just financial success, I mean all other fruits of the spirit. You guys are upset because he drives a Rolls but fail to see how many souls he has brought to God. One thing that is more important to God than feeding the poor is saving souls. If God is real (which I have no doubt that he is) then let him be the judge surely he will get what he deserves?! God is just and fair. Surely he shouldn’t prosper if he is blaspheming?!

  68. Shomain Mulokoshi says:

    Creflo Dollar is my inspiration, he changed my life and GOD’s wisdom made him to be who he is today. If you search the kingdom of God first than all things … Creflo is a given man of GOD, there is no question about him, the way he preach is amazing and he make use of practical examples based on our diarly life.

    I personally will continue buying is tapes no matter what people are saying, because through his preaching my live change completly. I am a Namibia (African), neighbouring country of South Africa.

    Thanks

    my contact (CELL NR.) number is: 0811281688.

  69. justice says:

    phychos

  70. sue says:

    people, you all have to live everything to God. His the only one to judge His servants He place before you. You all ought to give you all tithes and offerings. it is stated in the Bible. ex READ (Numbers18:25 to32) (verse28 God was speaking to Mose about the tithes that was gived to him in the church from the children of Israel. ‘ Thus you shall also offer a heaven offering to the Lord from all the tithes which you receive from the children of Israel, and you shall give the Lord’s heaven offering from it to Aron the priest.’
    So bro. and sis when you give your tithes and offerings to whom God has place you under 1.it is ment to help the church as in the worker 2.people in the church who cannot afford much, not saying that you have to bank on the church for help all the time, you out to go out and work to support Gods Kingdom 3. The pastor have to get from it, which is biblical. Why because that a form of God blessing to Him, cause he fullfilling his part. When you give you time God gives back. The pastors gave there time to teach you the word of God , so God decide to bless them in His way and many other ways.
    Aron and mose was leaders of the congregation of Israel and God gave them the yes to have some of the money. But thay had to offer it to God first befor taking anything from it.
    Read your bibles properly and aloud the Holy Spirit to minister to you if you want to see your life change into the best. Stop saying things which will put course on you and your childrens children. Thanks

  71. lorraine says:

    these preachers are being investigated because, they are doing what politicians cant do…that is…. Tell the truth.

    If you add super to natural you’ll get power that is released on to the annointed of God. It’s not given to anyone. To all the politicians seek HIM while he may be found!

  72. Tamara says:

    III John 2:3: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”.

    Don’t worry-God own it all, and neither Brother Dollar, nor Brother Long, nor any of the other ministers that are bearing not just good but excellent fruit, will

  73. wes says:

    look at where the pope lives, he has his own city.

  74. Kelebogile says:

    Devil is against all that God does. He uses people to critise those blessed by God. it is our duty as christians to give 10% of our incomes, and it is none of our business what the pastors does with that money. We are at the end of time and the devil is using anything to crash God’s works so that he can have souls that God love so much. Brothers and sisters let us not be confused by the devil. Read your bibles and do as said in it. Never loose focus unto God’s work.These pastors are doing such a wonderful work, saving lost souls that the Holy spirit is grieving for. Let’s pray for them (critisezers) to know how our God operates. He

    Whoever is saved and does not have personal relationsip with Jesus is their choice. Jesus is alive and let’s focus unto him. Pastor Dollar you are a blessing to many souls. May the Good Lord continue using and blessing you.

  75. Todd says:

    KELEBOGILE…..You show me one scripture in the bible where God has commanded us to tithe??? Creflo dollar is a crook but did admit that there is not commandment to tithe. Dr. Fred Price even said that you don’t have to tithe but you can if you so chose. We don’t even read the word for ourselves but we think that just because that person is in the spot light being on tv that he is legit. What was said in the book of Malachi was not for us. Do you know who it was for?? You show me one verse were God commanded us to give 10% off the top of our checks to preachers or just period?? I was deceived by this for years until I finally work up.

  76. Bst says:

    matthew 7 v-1
    Judge not least you be judged
    v-3
    Why do you notice the spec in your brothers eye,but not the plank in your own eye?

    matthew 19 v21-24 also found in Luke 18 v18-30

    jesus said “if you want to be perfect,go,sell all your possessions and give to the poor,then you will have treasure in heaven.then come follow me.”
    when the young man heard this he went away grieving as he had much wealth.
    Then Jesus said”It is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven,It is easier for a cammel to enter the eye of a needle then for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god.”

    2 corinthians 9v6-7
    Remember this:whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and whoever sows generously will also reap generously,each man should give what he has decided to give in his heart,not reluctantly or under compulsion,God loves a cheerful giver.

  77. Michele says:

    Finally a man of God enter into lives of people that are in need. We all have to stand before God and beheld accountable for the errors of life. So leave him alone and allow God’s work to be done. Thank you for giving me clarification of HONORING GOD by our tithes and first fruits.

  78. nate says:

    In my younger days I use to belong to COGIC, We didn’t have nothing growing up, people around the church spoke in tongues,but didn’t seem to going anywhere. We went to church 6 and 7 days out of the week, we only did things in the church as kids, people always told I was going to be preacher, I didn’t want that, because all the people I knew, didn’t have nothing, and that’s the life I didn’t want. Parents never came to see me play ball, run track, it was church 100%. Until I went to a bapist church, they were behind there kids in every thing,When I got saved when I was 13 people only told me, I know right from wrong now I can go to hell, but no every told me the goodness of God, and that he love us, and that the power of God lives in us and thats what igot from Creflo Dollar, the spirit that lifted Jesus up is in me. I been church that said, if you don’t pay your tithes you shouldn’t breath, when did tithes get people into heaven, Iask a friend of mine whats more important tithes or time, God wants our time, one day money will be done away with but, time with God is every thing, If you give 10% of your pay and its not from your heart, just keep it, I don’t watch alot of church telecast because what i feel its about them not God, I know telecast because I was in sales for 10 years, beating people, In the New Testament the men that walked with Jesus help people, healed them in the name of Jesus, who did not accept them they where told to dust their feet off.now we have Gods people paying for everything , or talking about other teachers or preacher, how often did the disciples talk about one another, what when Jesus went to the church, and the people were selling doves, what happen when had to pay taxes, Jesus sent a disciple to collect money from the people, yeah right, he got it out a fish mouth , we also shouldn’t owe any man, Just believe in his word, which will never change

  79. Prestige says:

    I am yet to find a minister or anyone to show me in the scriptures where christians are obligated to tithe.. the death of christ released us from the burden of the law, tithes were a part of the law given to the Israelites, the early fathers..Christ apostles did not pay tithes, the scriptures clearly showed that the congregations were supported by voluntary donations, Paul said that “each one must give as he resolves in his own heart, (not 10%) not out of compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver” he also spoke about giving so that an equalizing might take place.. that the plenty of some will offset the deficciency of those with little.. within these prosperity ministries there are a few that gain from the contribution of tithes..they live extravagant lifestyles, while the majority of their congregation live a mediocre lifestyle.. that is quite contrary to what the scriptures teaches.. the truth is an equalizing does not take place .. the love of money and greed is a very dangerous thing it erodes ones conscience as to ethics and fellow feeling ..it consumes people.. when anyone who support these ministries can show me an e.g of a christian in bible times who attain wealth through recieving tithes then they can try and defend these materialistic organizations that fleeces their congregation in order to maintain their private Jets and various multi million dollar mansions and their a/c homes for their dogs etc…
    They should be ashamed of themselves for lying to their congregation and misquoting the scriptures to their advantage.. Roman 16:18 descibes them rightly when it says “” for they that are such serve not our lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by good words and fair speeches decieve the hearts of the simple” KJV.. do not be simple and allow these smooth talkers to decieve you with flattering words.. read the bible and see what gods word really says on the matter..let god be found true but every man a liar..
    P

  80. MINISTER JEWEL TAYLOR says:

    LISTEN EVERYBODY!
    where is the LOVE? Did not God commanded us to love one another? i really wish that people would do what’s right. i like what Molly quoted..touch NOT mine anointed and do my prophet NO HARM. Still be careful with that because there are some FALSE prophets out there are really scheming to get what they can get out of people in the name of GOD. I’ve said it once, i’ll say it again…we ALL must stand before the judgment seat of Christ to be judged of the things we have done on earth. .read matt: 12:36…the Word of God calls people who are always in other people’s business ‘BUSYBODIES’ why can’t we just love one another? what will Heaven be like with all the drama, mess, finger pointing, backbiting, hypocriting going on? not too many people are going to heaven…the bible says that hell has enlarged herself…lets pray for one another instead of critizing what these people have…all of this is material anyway and will fade away…heaven and earth will pass away but my Word will last forever saith the Lord!

  81. Jackqkue' Turner says:

    It’s really amazing how the world is backwards. I thought state didn’t get involved with religion. Politicians are investigating black ministers because…..If they spent more time wondering why the government has spent trillions of dollars and the poor in America are homeless and hungry they wouldn’t prey on the blessings that God has given ministers. Of course they are going to be wealthy. They are doing the work of God and His word says I will poor out blessings from heaven until you won’t have a place to store it. If the politicians were spirit filled they would know why these ministers are wealthy. Rock stars/rappers are wealthier than ministers. And they sell worldly music to our children who are black and white. Leading them astray and having them become gang bangers and doing drugs. But when a man of God decides to lead people to heaven it’s a problem. The politician and people who are complaining are jealous/envious because they don’t have what these ministers have. People who are Christians will give their 10% because of the law of the bible. It is not our will but God’s will to do. People can give their money to whom they please. Everyone has their own minds. If the politicians want to help someone they need to feed the hungry in the U.S. Why is it so hard to get your Disability when you become disabled or to get food stamps and money when you become unemployed.

    Why do you think the world is suffering now with all the disasters? Because the government has been cheating people out of what is rightfully theirs. We were slaves for years before Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr, decided to fight for our freedom. But in reality we still are slaves of the mind. When drugs entered into the black community to hold our men down so they couldn’t think to be able to function. Mind slavery. Majority of the black men are in prison due to crimes due to drugs. Black Men stand up and leave the mind altering drugs alone so you can see what’s going on before it’s too late. We need to hep our children and our children’s children. As far as the ministers are concern, God doesn’t like it when you mess with His people who are doing His will. I’m sure you won’t find anything wrong with their finances. God said in His Word, “IF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND SERVE HIM THAT HE WILL POOR OUT BLESSINGS FROM HEAVEN”. So if want to be blessed financially like Creflo Dollar, Bishop Eddie Long, Joyce Meyers, Joel Olsteen, I can go on. Humble yourself before God and stop harassing those who love the Lord. I love God and I talk with Him each day. He is good all the time and all the time He is good.

  82. chris says:

    A total rip off

  83. Evangelist cecelia washington says:

    I just cannot believe that we as believers are still being deceived. Satan is the accuser/deceiver of the bretheren. We have allowed a toe hold to become a stronghold when in fact if we recognize his tactics and not be ignorant to/of his devices we would know the truth. We are to be approved workers rightly dividing the word of truth. So all you haters who are mad about the kingdom of God prospering according to the word and the will of God check out the Berean church in Acts they searched the scriptures to see what the apostles were teaching and preaching was the truth. We ought to know hirelings from those who have been called into the five fold ministries. Every time they give of their time and treasures to God no one knows but God he is the rewarder of them who diligently seeks him. Our job as members of the body are to pray for those who labor over the flock. so we can begin to live in peace. So why is it so unbelievable that these men of God and all those who have a heart for ministry not to be first partakers of their crop. I’m not a member of neither churches but am a member of the body of christ and I wish above all things that we all would prosper as our souls prosper. Imagine if we would pay more attention to bible study and sunday school teachings what an impact we would make in the earth. It is more to christianity than sitting in church on sundays and thereafter allowing the enemy to snatch the little that we receive and not allow God’s word to take root. When are we gonna get hungry and thirsty after righteousness – WE SHALL BE FILLED? Seek the kindom of God and you will see the KING. Not making excuses but being led by the Spirit of God who will lead us into all truth.

  84. Linda says:

    If you are a New Testament giver, none (not even the leader) will have abundance while others in the congregation are in financial need. We should all be prosperous. The leader has more because so many are giving to him or her. Even the poor and needy feel that they are obligated to give to the rich leader. Give as you purpose in their heart, which is your business. Continue to help make them rich and prosperous. If this is your pastor, it could be that he or she will give to you out of their abundance if you are ever had a need.

  85. C. Cannon says:

    Yes, I will speak the mind of Christ. DO NOT TOUCH GOD’S ANOITED!!! These are anoited by God to preach the GOOD NEWS. They are about Gods business. When you or anyone is about Gods business, God will be about yours. Do you think God will not reward and bless you when you do his work? God is able to bless anyone above and beyond anything you could ever imagine or think. Everything these ministers preach is in the scriptures. I’ve been studying with all them for years and the Word of God has bless me with more than I could imagine, not only materially but must of all spiritally. Maybe all you who are negative need to taste for yourselves and see for yourselves that GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME to all those who are about the will of God. And another thing, these anoited ones are richly blessed because they attend to Gods Word and do everything according to the Word. Maybe you should do the same all you negative, jealous, demons then you will live the abundant life like all Gods children. But you want to walk in your own lost and dark way that’s why you are like the chaff which the wind drive away because God knows the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked shall perish. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

  86. C. Cannon says:

    Real niceeee! May God Continue to Bless you Dr. Dollar & Taffy. I love your ministries, I have been tremendously blessed by it and I love your books and cds. Further more, NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER AND EVERY TONGUE THAT RAISE AGAINST US SHALL BE CONDENMED.

    Preach on!!!

  87. Tre says:

    First let me ask this. The people who are complaining are you even paying your tithe. If not comment no more! The bible says But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you. Just do as God tells you to do.Those who are not acting under the will of God (if any) let them deal with God. For the ones who doesn’t know your word, choose your words carefully.

  88. val says:

    that is not all the wrong he has done

  89. Montoedi says:

    Jelousy makes you nusty, leave the preacher to make some dough, jesus himself said everything that we have comes from above, so his wealth and your poverty comes from above , be happy and stop judging others

  90. noreen says:

    For those of u who believe in the word of God in Malacai, lets deligently continue to support the work of Christ and those gifted by God to reach to thousands and thousands of lost souls. The bible is clear about giving back to God a tenth of your incomes and whatever is done with the money has nothing to do with us. Prosperity is part of our inheritances as children of God, lets not shy away from what belongs to us.

  91. chriswatch says:

    The people providing money to these people…

    Tithing is an Old Testament concept. The tithe was a requirement of the law in which all Israelites were to give 10 percent of everything they earned and grew to the Tabernacle/Temple (Leviticus 27:30; Numbers 18:26; Deuteronomy 14:24; 2 Chronicles 31:5)
    Paul states that believers should set aside a portion of their income in order to support the church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
    “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

    Now I find that giving to “G-d” is not because you decided to magically teleport money up into heaven so G-d can buy himself something in heaven. But, an act that money isn’t everything. We are willing to give something that we got from G-d. So we are reminded that he gave us this.

    THEY CANNOT TAKE THE MONEY AWAY FROM G-D. THE MOMENT WE/THEY GAVE THE MONEY TO THE CHURCH, AT THAT MOMENT OF LETTING GO IT IS ALREADY IN G-DS HAND IF THEIR HEARTS WHERE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. IF A BOSS GIVES YOU MONEY AND SAYS “Take this, and give it to one of the employees, in one of my establishments where you favor, you can keep part of the money if you do this thing, my workers they will know what to do with it for they are suppose to know.”

    HOW IS IT SO THAT THE STORE WORKER WILL STEAL THE MONEY AFTER YOU HAVE DID WHAT YOUR BOSS HAS SAID. YOUR BOSS WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THE EMPLOYEE HAS TAKEN THE MONEY OUT OF GREED BECAUSE HE IS TOO MUCH OF A COWARD TO WORK FOR IT.

    they thought they could fool the boss when he was not there for them to see and steal from the employee.

    They will soon flee afterward thinking they fooled the boss and leave the one who handed the money to him to speak to the boss, but the boss will understand for he did what he asked of him and asked nothing more.

    THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD FOOL G-D AND TAKE SOMETHING AS PITIFUL AS MONEY THROUGH HIS CHILDREN

    WE DID WHAT G-D ASKED IN OUR ABSOLUTE HUMBLE NATURE WE STRIVE TO DO ALL IN TRUTH AND HUMBLENESS AND OUR G-D IS A GREAT G-D THAT KNOWS ALL. LET G-D HANDLE THAT THIEF

    YOU SHOULD NOT BE ANGRY FOR THEM FOR EVEN G-D IS ANGRIER AT THEM. PRAY FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE THEY CAN DECEIVE G-DS CHILDREN AND STEAL FROM G-D AND BLAME THE CHILDREN FOR NOT KNOWING.

    FOR THE WRATH OF G-D WILL BE UPON THEM.

    PRAISE GOD

    HUMBLY I SAY ALSO TO LEARN FROM THOSE WHO GIVE THANKS AND GLORY UNTO HIM AND TITHE ACCORDINGLY THROUGH THE WORD OF G-D FOR THE LOVE OF G-D. THAT WHAT THEY DO IS FOR THE GLORY OF G-D AND RESPECT FOR WHAT G-D ASKS OF US, NOT FOR THE RESPECT OF MAN OR HIS GREED OR FOR OUR OWN GLORY, BUT FOR THE RESPECT OF OUR FATHER.

    You should be very careful who you support. IF you support a church that does not teach the bible plainly and humbly with the word of G-d with the holy ghost and Yeshua our promised Messiah in the root of G-ds promise and gift to us.

    How can you say you are where Yeshua is at? If you do not know the lord and where he stays when he openly tells his sheep where he is you might be in danger of losing your full power because you said in your heart “I’m fine where I am at I dare not go foward to look for G-d for I believe I might confuse myself and lose the grace of G-d.”
    But, did not Yeshua say that His father We worship as G-d, the G-d of Abraham, Yeshua plainly said that G-d sends those to him and Yeshua says he will not lose one single of them.

    Don’t let the world tell you that you are not worthy, G-d made us and continues to let us live everyday in hopes that we may receive his promise and his son.

    The dark side of the world will do it’s best to keep you from moving foward if they know you are going to leave them behind. If they expect you might become greater than them where they cannot go, they will grab what they see in you that is themselves and hold onto that. The moment you leave them is the moment you let go of what they wanted to keep, and what they keep is themselves that they put in you.

    G-d will send you to Yeshua, for God is with Yeshua and Yeshua is with God, and Yeshua says G-d sends those to him and Yeshua will not lose any of them.

    We must become servants of G-ds son for G-d loves his son and those who are a servant onto him will be under the grace of G-d, for Yeshua says the servant is not greater than the master.

    For even the master can wash the foot of his servant.

    Levite Assistants: First-Tithes were Received by Servants to the Priests.
    The false teaching is that Old Testament priests received all of the first Levitical tithe.

    The whole tithe, the first Levitical tithe, did not go to the priests at all. It was not even the best tenth (Lev 27:33). According to Numbers 18:21-24 and Nehemiah 10:37b, it went to the servants of the priests, the Levites. And, according to Numbers 18:25-28 and Nehemiah 10:38, the Levites gave

    the best tenth of this tithe (1%) to the priests who ministered the sin sacrifices.

    Priests were expected to give freewill vow offerings –not tithes (Mal 1:13-14).

    Point #7: Levitical Tithe-Recipients Could Not Own Property. (Chapter 6)
    The false assumption today is that preachers can both receive tithes and also own property.

    In exchange for receiving tithes, both Levites and priests forfeited all rights to permanent land inheritance inside Israel (Num 18:20-26; Deu 12:12; 14:27, 29; 18:1, 2; Josh 13:14, 33; 14:3; 18:7; Eze 44:28). Even if tithes were New Covenant they would first go to the ordinary workers who assist the preachers and maintain the buildings.

    Shalom.

  92. Anthony Collins says:

    It is sinful how these men corrupt the churches they RULE. The gospel they teach sounds like scripture but it is evil. Jesus said the antichrist was there in his time so I know these men are not of GOD. People have to study the Bible for themselves so they can keep the Church pure. Christ gave his life for sinners. There is biblical truth in giving gifts for GOD’s favor. WAKE-UP Christians

  93. june says:

    What is the work these people are doing? If you all would read the bible and not criticise then you would see where God has made provisions for priests/pastors and men of God who preach His Word. God has said in His Word, touch not my anointed ones and do my prophets no harm. We need to heed His Word and stop criticising. God is our ultimate judge and He will deal with His servants if they are robbing anyone. So all of you who are criticising a, the finger that you point one is pointing back at you.

  94. Mary Johnson says:

    For those of you who feel that men/women who preach and teach the word of God don’t deserve to get paid need to study the word of God about giving and the rewards of those that serve the Lord.

    When you work – you get paid. Ministry is work people. You don’t ask your employers about what they do with their money; you’re probably not againt the sports arena getting paid millions of dollars or entertainers you support by purchasing tickets to their events.

    Jesus was not poor. When has a poor man ever needed an accountant or treasurer. (John 13:29 – Judas was the treasurer). If airplanes or cars had been invented during the time Jesus walked the earth, I’m sure he probably would have owned them as well if he chose to. He definitely would have reached more people.

    I study the word often and for many years. I won’t take the time to write out word for word what the scriptures says but for those who have a problem with understanding the principle of giving and what God has to say about it – I will list several scriptures that I pray you all will read for yourself in your own Bible.

    Acts 28:7-10
    John 13:29
    1 Tim 5:17
    Gal 6:6
    2 Cor 8:1-24
    Acts 4:32-34
    Exodus 35:22
    Ezra 6:68-69
    Mark 9:41
    Acts 2:44-45
    1 Tim 6:17-19
    Hebrews 13:625:34-40
    Mark 9:41
    Rom 12:13
    Heb 13:2
    1 Pet 4:9-11
    3 John 1:5-8
    Ex 36:1
    Prov 12:14
    1 Cor 15:58
    1 John 3:17
    Matt 25:34-40
    Mark 12:17
    Mark 12:41-44
    Gen 31:38-42
    Ex 35:22
    Malachi 3:8-15 (you have a choice to tithe and this is the only place in the bible that I’ve found that God says try me and see what I’ll do for you for your givings)

    Here’s your opportunity to study the word for yourself if you can find the time to spend with the Lord and maybe your views will change about the amount of money those in ministry require to maintain facilities, travel, and the works for God in the lives of His people.

    This is a huge responsibility for these precious people who have been called by God to do his work on this earth. You should be thankful for them rather than envious of their accomplishments. If it were you and you believed what you taught – then you should be able to be a showcase for God also.

    We all should have something to give back to God for his blessings towards us. When Jesus returns, he should have more than what he had when he ascended back to be with our Father in heaven through his children.

    I’m not rich because I haven’t made the sacrifices or right choices that should have been made but I know the principles of God and have received many answered prayers through obedience to his word. If you don’t do what others do to get what they have, you shouldn’t voice your opinion about issues you don’t know or understand. Ask God for the wisdom you need to take care of you.

    In His Love and Mine

  95. Krys says:

    Luckily, God will not hold the tithers accountable!

  96. courage says:

    why do people like to judge another mans servant………people who talk against men of G od dont know Christ

  97. willie alegria says:

    why don’t you man go and investigate playboy or hustlers and leave the real work to a true man of GOD BROTHER CREFLO.the word of GOD say ;leave these man along if it’s of man it will faul, if it’s of GOD i warn you.

  98. Rock Walter - Pakistan says:

    Well! Creflo might be making wrong decision of building mension or whatever, but what do you people feel that: Is Lord working in peoples life through him? Yes! He is. According to bible, we have no right to judge others, specially God’s servents.

    REMEMBER! When Aaron and Mery took stand against Moses. God punished both of them and it is already written we have no right to accuse God servent, if he is wrong, my God will take care of this matter.

    BUT I RESPECT GODS SERVENTS

  99. Messenger says:

    Just read the BIBLE and u can be LIVING in that kind of HOUSES so don’t blame CREFLO for OBEIDENS and GOD bless him richly UUUUUUUUUUU to can JUST be FAITHFULL

  100. sister of the lord says:

    I truly cannot believe some of the negative comments that people are saying about the men and women of GOD!!! First of all why is it that when a man or woman of GOD are prospering people get mad or jealous I believe its because you are taking your focus off of what is really going on, why would you not want to be part of a ministry that is growing and the blessing of GOD are being pour out through the SHEPARD of the house, you hape to remain focus and stay in the word daily and know what your inheritance is, first of all you go to church to praise GOD, and have a relationship with the FATHER , SOULS SAVED, its ok to have other activites going on as long as you don’t allow them to stray away from the word of GOD!!! If you feel that your PASTOR is not doing right than by all means you need to pray and ask GOD to intervene,I do feel that we need to spend a lot more time preaching and less time with the drama, I do feel that most of the MEGA churches water down the message and put to much time on singing and other things that really aren”t relevant to the message, people come to church with all kinds of issues and they need to hear from GOD and they can’t get a breakthrough because you the pastors are to busy trying to recognize all the so called important people that are in your congregation! WELL WE ALL ARE IMPORTANT!!!!! GOD is not sitting up in HEAVEN on SUNDAY morning with respect of persons saying who has the largest house or the most expensive car, or who has the fattest bank account, you get what I am saying, GOD is interested in SOULS !!!!!! REMEMBER the blessing will come but stop trying to PIMP GOD! AND remember the word of GODs says ( ONLY WHAT YOU DO FOR CHRIST WILL LAST) SPEND TIME IN THE LORD EVER DAY AND GET CLOSE TO GOD 24 HOURS A DAY LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, WE DON’T HAVE TIME TO HATE ON ONE ANOTHER WAKE UP PEOPLE. JESUS IS SOON TO COME, IF YOU DID’NT GET YOURS THAN WHOS FAUGHT IS THAT? ALL OF US ON THIS PLANET SHOULD BE TRYING TO HELP EACH OTHER IN SOME KIND OF WAY AND DO WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS LOVE !!!!! SEEK JESUS FIRST AND ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE ADDED UNTO YOU, YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU
    DON’T ASK AND WHEN YOU DO WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVES? MY FINAL COMMENT LET GOD HANDLE THE SITUATIONS WITH THESE PASTORS YOU JUST KEEP ON DOING RIGHT AND SPEAK THE WORD OF GOD OVER THEM.

  101. fidel says:

    it is abundantly clear that most people who are commenting here are ignorant of the true word of God, the bible says DO NOT GATHER RICHES HERE ON EARTH, that is the command, Jesus says rather gather riches in heaven. Christianity is not about getting millions to see whether u are of God, for God actually commands us to do the opposite, to give our riches to our fellow brethren, as in the book of acts where disciples SOLD ALL THEIR POSSESSIONS and gave to the apostles so that none among them should be lacking. In morden day christianity its the opposite, people are encouraged to make riches for themselves, and no one cares for the other hence the scriptures are fulfilled that in the last days men will be LOVERS OF MONEY. It is not wrong for them to be rich BUT IT IS WRONG to ask for money under false pretence, they always ask for money and promise annointing or healing which is WRONG, annointing and healing cannot be bought, u cant buy blessings of which most of these preachers are saying if you send money you are guaranteed these. The reason why most people here are supporting them is that they LIKE WHAT THEY HEAR, not WHAT THEY SHOULD HEAR. Most people like to hear about being millionaires, but not one of them likes to hear about giving and not gathering up wealth according to the word. Take time to read the bible as prophecy is being fulfilled before your very eyes and whats worse is that YOU ARE FULFILLING IT. 2 Timothy 3:2 “For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money…” Serving God is not shown by having a rolls royce, it about denying self just as Christ left all glory and was found in the likeness of man who didnt have glory, so if we are to take up His example we should not then follow what the world seeks after which is riches and wealth etc but to seek Him, does not the bible say blessed are the poor for their riches is in heaven, it doesnt say blessed are the rich for we are told it is difficult for the rich to enter heaven…

  102. Shelter says:

    I swear I read in the Bible that ” It is EASIER for a Camel to go through the EYE of a Needle, then for a RICH man to enter the Gates of Heaven:….

    So this tells me, MONEY is BAD….

  103. Earth says:

    Hello. May I sit down? I’m tired. ‘Been on my feet for a very long time, working hard for you and everybody else.

    So…Mr and Mrs human beings, how’s it going? How’s my weather, heh heh.

    Sorry, I wish things were better for you. See, I thought I should warn you of what’s coming: You have, unfortunately, with your wee-little brains put yourself at a very dangerous crossroads. An intersection where on the one hand, you have recently developed some powerful destructive technologies and on the other hand, refuse to put to rest your outmoded, antiquated religious beliefs. This is regrettably going to be your undoing. See, I”ve been around a long time. I’ve seen so many creatures come and go from off my surface, and I got to tell you two things:

    One, When animals turn to worshiping the heavens and sky gods, they tend to forget to mentally keep their feet on my ground, you know, appreciate all I’ve done and am doing, and I consider that pretty wrong, since I am the one took you out of the seas, let you become a modern human, continue to sustain you.

    And two, I’m pretty frustrated. Honestly I’m about done with you guys. You are the first creatures that are managing to destroy yourself with –get this– just your crackpot ideas! Crazy right? Most times it’s just a large asteroid, sucker-punching me, or my deep ocean currents changing up, you know, stuff that usually leads to an ice age and mass extinctions, but not this time, nope!! Just you and your tiny little chatter-boxing brains, driving wildly and blindly over one of my cliffs as you rattle your sabers at those atheists and folks who believe in a different sky god than you. I just had to say it’s pretty lame, and I will miss some of you, certainly not the folks in power. They were the most accountable for your destruction. But I felt it was the right ting to do, you know, to say goodbye, formally. Honestly I hate to break it to you this way, but I think you have outlived your stay here on me. So sorry! Ok, back to work. I’ll see to it that new life springs from out of our ashes.

    Your tired keeper,

    -Earth

  104. John ThreeSixteen says:

    There is a big difference between being blessed and being greedy. I have been on the poor side of things, paid my tithe and not had enough for groceries. Some of those churches, when asked for help with food by a tithing member, don’t have the funds available to assist the poor, but the pastor and his family live in a gated community in a quarter-million-dollar house. The Church in the New Testament pooled their resources and saw to it that everyone’s needs were met, from the pastor to the widow with just a penny to spare. Everyone had what they needed, and nobody went away lacking or in hunger.
    There are very few churches today where the pastor shares his financial blessing with his church. I’m sorry, but if your church has people, especially children, going to bed hungry at night or living in vermin-infested housing while you live in luxury and lack for nothing, there’s something wrong. The Word says that those who would be great should be servants of all. Where have we gone wrong, and allowed our clergy members to do the same? We have lowered our standards to appeal to the masses, forgetting that God demands righteousness, and that if we tell people one thing and live differently, the only ones we’re fooling is ourselves. The world sees us as the hypocrites we are.
    Pastors are supposed to be shepherds. Shepherds keep watch over their flocks, protecting them and making sure they are in the place where their needs will be met for food, water and shelter. Do the pastors of today do this, or are they too busy having their homes built and buying cars and motorcycles and taking luxury vacations to even know how much of their flock is doing? The wolf sneaks in when the shepherd isn’t watching. The Church of today lives in sin, lies, cheats, and steals, and nobody is there to tell them it’s wrong. In fact, often the leaders are their best examples. They will answer for their ways. They are responsible for far more than those who aren’t in leadership, and they will be held accountable for mis-leading their congregations and tolerating what they know God says is sin without speaking out against it. Why don’t they speak out? They want the money that those who are living in sin put in the coffers. Woe to them. They will answer to God even if the judicial system doesn’t hold them responsible, and He is far more to be feared than a judge in a courtroom.

  105. Charles B. says:

    High profile Black ministers, elected officials, athletes, entertainers had better
    make sure their house is order especially between now the November election.
    Republicans like to play guilt by assocation. The association in this case
    is skin tone.

  106. frnk says:

    I have had thr honor of attending two services given by Bishop Long and Pastor Dollar,. These are two truly servants of God that teach us to follow God. I feel that the main reason these two pastors are being invesigated is because they are black and very sucessful . These two men have done God ‘ will and have led many people to God.
    I feel sorry for those pointing a finger.Remember judge and you will be judged.

  107. Brandon says:

    I’m going to be as honest as I can here.

    I grew up in the south, in the baptist church later I converted to Catholicism, and now I believe in neither. The pastors I grew up admiring were men and women who believed in their faith and taught their faith to others. They sought not only harmony and peace, but the growth of all mankind. Usually, they were men and women who worked normal daily 9-5 jobs and they preached at night and on Sundays. They gave everything they had to anyone who asked. More often than not, the ministers of the churches I attended were in worse financial conditions then many of the congregation all because they gave to everyone and asked for nothing in return but fellowship.

    Though I do not carry the torch for any of the religious sects in existence today, I have a very deep respect for those men and women who serve all others before themselves. Eddie Long and Creflo Dollar, along with many, MANY of these white ministers that do the same things, do not belong in that category and never shall.

  108. Michael Nettrour says:

    You must quote scripture taking into account the whole Bible not just a few scriptures that prove your point. Most of the early New Testament church leaders were, crucificed, beaten, jailed etc.. Paul worked as a tent maker and supported himself. Jesus was buried in a rich mans donated grave. He did not have an earthly home. Jesus promised us eternal life not riches on this earth.

    I will not comment on Dollar, Long, Oral Roberts, etc.. God will judge us all according to our works.

    The Church of Jesus Christ, exists in mens hearts, not their wallets, the size of their churches etc.

    A Pastor is worthy of his hire. He should have a decent standard of living but the Bible does not say he should live like the ruler of a small nation.

  109. Rach says:

    I think a truly successful minister is one that may have a million member congregation and still live in a modest home, driving a modest car and living a simple life. Im sorry but these lavish homes/cars etc are only a derived from greed. To be a man or woman of God and preach the teachings of God, there is no way you could sleep at night in your nice comfortable bed knowing that your 3000 or 5000 dollar mattress alone could have provided food for a small city of unfortunate people. Even if the preachers moved into a $300,000 home, that would leave $700,000 to feed needy folks. I agree that God says he will bless these folks, but I dont think million dollar mansions is what he meant.

  110. mike means says:

    the preachers should not be looking for money only his job is to give you the uncut word of god so that you can learn how to get salvation.i dont care how much money you have in this world it will not get you into the kingdom of god.if your not keeping his commandments and statues,laws you will not make it into gods kingdom which is going to be on earth in israel

  111. sharon says:

    All of them should ashame of themselves, can we ask any one of them for help with our water bill.

  112. Hott Trini says:

    There is a difference between wealth and excessive opulence! And why does so much of this ‘wealth’ have to be financial or material? What about spiritual wealth? And yes its ok for celebrities to be wealthy and exaggerated-they are not ‘in the business’ of proclaiming the holy word’. They are not EXPECTED to be HUMBLE!!! Lastly, the kingdom of heaven is not for sale, we are not supposed to be poor and impoverished, financial or spiritual but at the same time, you should not have to buy a vial of holy water to have your needs met.

  113. elder jimmy says:

    To th Fool who thinks jesus was rich: “Birds have nests, fioxes have holes but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head”. Jesus is speaking of not having his own place of residence due to his itineraryt ministry.
    Jesus nor the disciples had the funds top pay thier tax and Jesus told his disciples to go fishing and in the fish was a coin to pay the tax.

    The Romans wanted Jesus’ garment becaue of Christ’s NOTERIETY! Romans did not wear the customary robes of the jewish people no matter what the value.

    Please learn to read the scriptures in context.

    I heard your assertions about Christ’s wealth spouted by Kenneth Copeland and that grinning , smarmy, charlatan from Louisiana witht he white hair.

    The book of Philippians says: Jesus took on him self the form of a SERVANT and beiong made as a SERVANT he became obedient unto the death; even the death of the cross. Jesus did not have wealth buit he did have supporters. I pray that you find a church that will balance your errant beliefs with the real truth of the gospel.

  114. laura says:

    God bless all of us and keeps us in his glory . Its hard to hear all of this things that are going on all i have to say is that god will judge the bad and the good so we shall leave it in his hands . But we are humans so we are easy to judge other but we need to stop remember god create heaven and earth and he will come to judge the living and the dead so lets leave whatever is going on to him .

  115. Rev. Roy E.Oliver says:

    we are living in perilous times. men and women will become lovers of themselves. we must not get caught up in the snares of satan. he wants you to pay alot of attention to what has been going on for many years..even in biblical days…Jesus speaks of such false preachers and false prophets. remember we are in spiritual warfare… the enemy is not flesh and blood..the enemy is satan, his demons and all who bow down and worship him……pray for one another my brothers and sisters in Christ…

  116. Lisha says:

    Greetings all,

    I think that the major problem is that they are black with this kind of wealth. The pope has more money than all of these men combined specifically the catholic church. Does this mean they should be investigated. Some of these same pastors are the first to respond to natural disasters such as philipines earthquake, Katrina, Haiti etc. Before all of this was in the media tbn and other faith based churches televised on tbn have been building hospital in Haiti and orphanages etc. Likewise catholic churches give so much to the community as well. Do your do diligence before accusing anyone. God bless

  117. bradnsc says:

    If only the Catholic Church would allow priests to marry, this sort of thing wouldn’t happen.

    Wait. You say Bishop Eddie Long is not a Catholic? And he is married?

    Never mind.

  118. Hoodwinked says:

    Unfortunately, you’re all off base here .. all religions are scams, set up for control, to control your mind and your pocketbook .. We all come from the same source .. Energy that can never be destroyed .. Your parents placed you in a “religious box” when you were born .. when you began to proselytize about being “saved” and “God’s Wrath” and “Jesus” and “Moses” and so forth, that box was CLOSED .. and it won’t be opened again, or you won’t be free from that box (Closed Mind) until the moment you die .. then you’ll know that it was all a scam .. “The Greatest Story Ever Told” ..

  119. James says:

    It amazes me how most of the people who complain about Pastors obtaining wealth don’t belong or attend a church. It also amazes me how soon people rally the wagons to bury the preacher and call him a crook when I don’t see you volunteering to feed the hungry or go get someone’s child out of prison. Or pay the electric bill of someone in the congregation who has no light but we are quick to call them crooks. Well then take part or a portion of your pay check to help those who are less fortunate than you and before some one gets on they can do for them selves wagon. Lets consider the children who don’t get or can’t afford breakfast who the churches feed daily which number in the millions. or the abused wife that recieves help getting a home and shelter from the church. The person with no clothes who recieves clothes or help from the church. My church personally gives out thousands of toys to children who are poor and would not recieve a toy for christmas othewise.

    Also I find it strange no one investigates Bill gates and his million or Michael Jordan or Politicians who steal and cover up millions of dollars but we sure will tear down the preacher. The very one who helped preach that depressed mother back into fellig good about herself or the depressed person who felt that no one loved the back into feeling good abou themselves. To all the people of faith don’t waiste your time trying to explain why you serve your church to those who are not of the faith because they will never understand or try to understand they will aways call the church crooks. Again hwo much money did Oprah make last year Howm much money did Pres. Bush profit of off the war Howm much money did Vice President d$$k Cheney hide away oh yeah not to mention shooting someone while huntoing supposedly while he was drunk and getting clean away with it. There are alot of crooks out ther if you need someone to attack……..Ronald Reagon many more.
    But if you don’t attent church you don’t believe in GOD WHY DO YOU CARE WHAT THE REST OF US DO WITH OUR MONEY . I don’t wait outside the weed house and tell you not to spend your 20 dollars so it is cool if i put mine in church

  120. Charles Kendrick says:

    Matthew 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. He that hath an ear let him hear what the spirit says unto the church. There is a reason the Bible says Phillipians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be not deceived for God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should beleive a lie: That they all might be damned who beleive not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

  121. Bruce says:

    This whole thing has nothing to do with money and ministry, it has everything to do with honesty and integrity, anyone of you could have been blessed, healed, by the person next to you in church because that’s the way the body works.

    Now we have the revelation that Eddie Long is a downlow brother, we knew that in South Africa when he first came to Ray McCauley’s church at Rhema, we knew he was bi-sexual with his following of young men he had with him.

    He is also a false prophet, he prophesied from the platform in Ray McCauley’s church that as from that day HIV and Aids was over in Africa, and that we should all cheer and praise God as the Prophet had spoken, well we know the results of that prophecy.

    What troubles me is that all of his friends know what is going on and say nothing, Jakes, Dollar, Ulmer and the rest.

  122. Bruce says:

    If you want a copy of that prophecy contact Rhema Bible Church, Randburg, South Africa.

  123. Bruce says:

    Hey Shelter: Eddie Long is not rich, he became rich on the backs of poor innocent people who trust him and believe the perversion he preaches, come come come come come come you’re not hearing me, what is wrong with these guys , fake stutters and all that speech nonsense????

  124. Jose Troche says:

    First of all these ministers are not true to Christ, and to most of you who are “trying” to defend them, do yourself a favor and open up your bibles and show me where it says that Jesus had a mansion, fancy carriages with stallions, had a salary equal to that of ministers today and I will show you in the bible where Jesus shun all this things for the kingdom of God, and Jesus said that his followers in particular those who ministered his flock had to be like him, yes, it is true that money is needed to survive, but to live like a “king” in the name of Christ
    at the cost of poverty for others, now that’s a SIN. and for those that support thiting
    read your bibles and see this was ONLY with the Moses law and that law was abolished by Christ!!! for those that need text, get in contact with me, I have much more, Agape to all true christians.

  125. Michael says:

    If Iam right if these ministers are following the ways of Jesus he Never had a Church nor did he ever collect any money from the people he talk to and taught along the way. Anything from God is free, anything from man it cost.

  126. michael says:

    I see alot of people wanting to stop the work of the lord, but in my own life had I not had an encounter with these men who went to unspeakable lenghts to see people who were persecuted freed from thought this is the way its going to be. Look at how many people who tried to get a job and didn,t know how to fill out a resume or even go to an interview, these men go into these neighborhoods and bring out the best in first these children, showing them that God wants the best for them, giving them hope to know if they stay in school that they would attain a better chance of getting an education and a Job that can substain them and there family. They teach the littie girls they are speical and that they donot have to let anybody take advantaged of them, these men are trainers they let people come to gym that in know way had the vision not been there these children would have to play in playgrounds where pill bottles,condoms, needles are in clear view for someone’s baby to pick up and stick themselves with, an gets aids or worst, you know you grew up in these same condition, but not that you are grown it does not effected u,well it does to these messengers of God. they are only doing what other talk about, leave them along the world is a better place because people are looking for happiness and their is answer and his name is Jesus the Christ ,

  127. michael says:

    The lips of the righteous feed many , BUT fools die for lack of wisdom. Proverbs 10:21 Wisdom calls aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open squares.
    She cries out in the chief concourses,at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words: How long you, simple ones, will you love simplicity?
    Bottom line the Lords says, they will call of me, but I will not answer;
    Then they seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
    because they hated knowlege and did not choose the fear of the Lord.
    We need to be careful how we judge others because the way you treat others,It will be judged back to you. Proverbs 1:20-29

  128. Juantia Burks says:

    May God bless Bishop Eddie Long during this time of trouble in his life.

    Saddly, I believe that the accusations are true and that these young men have suffered for a long time. I’m sure there are going to many more that come forward. I want more that anything to be able to trust the people who lift my spirit when I watch them on television but I know that they are only human.

    Thank God for His Word!

  129. nikki says:

    people people get out of this world stop complaining about every little thing .is that all we have to do is be worriedabout our pastors when alot of our children needs help trying to teach them and show them the right way to live.not by tellling them but showing them.so lets stop all this gossip and read ur bibles then thats all u have to worry about just don’t listen to what the pastors are preaching then talk about them if u are not picking up the bible for yourself.study to make youself approvable.remember we are supose to take care of our pastors. the devil can have u thinking alot of wrong things if ur mind set is not right so ask God to renew ur mind and get out of the worldy things remember he’s the only one doing the judging not us so my sisters and brothers read ur bible every day give God ur time.remember he”s a jealous God. so let it go and let GOD!!!!!!!!

  130. dott says:

    i still believe n innocent until (PROVEN) guilty. The word says,”Touch not my ANOITED and do my PROPHETS no harm.” I believe that God is going to start exposing all false prophets, teachers, apostles, pastor, and all those who are prophesying and lying in HIS NAME. So many mega churches have rose up in the past 10 years because people want to believe in something and someone and christianity has become a money maker because of this. God doesn’t anybody’s help in exposing corruption in the church. He will and is exposing those who are in it for filthy lucre. I pray that Bishops C. Dollar and E. Long don’t fall into this category. The devil will use whoever allows him to use them; noone is exempt, not even Pastors. He knows our weaknesses better than we do. Keep our men and women of God before the face of God by constantly praying and interceding for them, their families, and their ministries. JUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT THE ONE BEING USED BY SATAN TO BRING DOWN GOD’S ANOITED WITH (YOUR) MOUTH. YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW. sOW GOOD AND NOT EVIL OR CONDEMNATION. GOD BLESS

  131. Shellie says:

    A person only needs so much money to be happy. Many want big homes, cars and plenty of money while they live here on earth but who are they really impressing: only each other. Your earthly wealth doesn’t impress God. What you do with it does. I notice a lot of these preachers with mega churches speak of how much work they do at the homeless shelters. Why not venture into a program that will get these people out of the shelters and into homes. They have the money. Just what would Jesus do? Just what did the disciples have………didn’t they give up what they had to follow Jesus?

    It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven. God’s words are not conflicting. Those who don’t study to show thyself approved will be fooled by anyone quoting scripture. And the number of misled people will be great. Broad is the road to destruction.

  132. Steven says:

    Whats sad is that many play right into satans hand and scheme of things. satan loves to lie and wait for christians to slip up so he can ACCUSE (Remember he is the accuser of the brethren) Them of being false or this or that as so to futher coax people into believing Christianity is false. And he uses people to do this very thing like many on this thread. Be careful, You could be used by the enemy and not realize it. I agree with those who have quoted the Word in saying( “Judge not lest you be Judged. For you will be Judged by the SAME standard as you used upon others”) I WARN you. Be careful. Dont be foolish. Let God be God in this and every other situation. We are NOT all knowing and all seeing. Folks can quote scripture all they want to but it doesnt necessarily mean they know what its really saying or its meaning.

  133. Eva says:

    Eddie Long is a hypocrite. I believe the young men, and I believe that BJ Bernstein would never have taken on their cases if she did not have irrefutable evidence to substantiate the claims the young men have made.

    Have you brainwashed Christians seen the photographs Long sent to the young men? Did you hear he cancelled his news conference? Needs more time to get his story straight I suppose. It appears that he is most concerned about the lawsuits and he and his handlers are busy trying to figure out how to spin the story to minimize — if possible — the fallout. The man is on the downlow. What goes on in the dark …. always comes to the light they say.

    All the allegations have the ring of truth to them. I have read copies of all the complaints that have been posted online. He should resign from New Birth.
    You can be certain that the lawyers are going to try to make this lawsuit go away as quickly as possible.

    Just another Jesus hustler/con artist/Elmer Gantry.

  134. CoolBreezeZone says:

    Everybody, I have something to tell you. I am a Christian, but, I am poor. My son and I are struggling bad. Very bad. Those ministers are rich. Very rich. Do you know why they do well, and I don’t? It is because they are obedient to God and I am not, especially concerning tithing and faith. I rob God of tithes, and my faith is awful. My son and I suffer. Those men obey God’s Word and they teach others to do so. They prosper, I fail. Simple as that.

    There is a scripture in the bible that says, ” May you prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers”. Actually Jesus does not want anyone to be poor, but things do work out that way. Watch out what you say about these ministers of God, and how you treat them. God will punish anyone that touches His annointed.

  135. I CAN BELIEVE IT says:

    Oh my Gosh Coolbreeze your faith is is AWEFUL, them men are not blessed because of their obedience to God, they are humanly blessed because of humans. Man please step out on faith. It’s not in your tithing. Get a better job. You just have to pray, go look for the job believing God and your finances will be better. Son please if you know God then you too are already annointed just as that man standing in front of you. Dont ever limit GOD by saying he only gives to those who faith is strong or because of obedience, He reigns on the just and the unjust. And just like this Bishop Long, no I dont feel sorry for him but I know the God I serve will look beyond his faults and see his need. THAZ THE KIND OF GOD I SERVE>

  136. kksmith says:

    I feel that both sides of the story are to be handled by God, when trails happen to celebrities or people of influence, we are so quick to judge the situation. God is in total control, only He can rightly divided justice. As the bible says, pay attention to the plank in your own eyes instead of trying to get the speck out of your neighbors. I do agree that we should not sit up under corrupt leadership, however, I’ve gotten some serious inspiration from pastors that have fallen. They are human, but that shouldn’t be the resounding song we hear when they do fall. I feel that every one will stand before the Great I AM, and account for his/her sins when it’s time. God is not mocked! Wheather or not these allegations are true remains to be seen.. I am not a judge, I too must allow God to make and mold me into his own work of art. It is by the revealing of our strongholds, allowing God to bring you right back around to yourself, that we change!

  137. tired of it.. says:

    While I’m not here to Judge Bishop Long, I think about the ” what if’s: of many pastors and others in religious authority.

    When you look at such scandals such as his and others before( and probably after him), it is understandable why some people are discouraged from attending church ( or other religious centers they may attend). Nobody is perfect and non of us should expect it from them. However, when it comes to serious issues such as the ones that Bishop long is enduring, if he did it, he should confess. Right now he may be hurting and there may be some people who may not respect him for this, but I would be more apt to forgive him being honest with himself than, if the case, playing hide and seek with his congregation, the general public and the world.

    Several years ago, I liked going to another Famous Bishop’s chuchwho endured the same wrath, the late Earl Paulk. I remembered wanting to be a member of his church, but never could go for some odd reason. I guess god knew better. Scandal after scandal broke out about him, until he passed away. I didn’t judge him, but when the truth came out it disappointed me. It was like you’re trying to make friends but they pretend to be by consistently stabbing you in the back.That was how I felt about Bishop Paulk when he had those numerous affairs with some of his members.

    Though I reserved judgment about Bishop Long, it would be frustrating if he did commit those acts against those guys. I was looking at TV where most the members thinks that he’s innocent. I would like to think the same about him as well, but we don’t know what he is. If there is a pet peeve I have with some supporters is that they know he’s innocent/guilty without the whole case being investigated. I much would rather say that ” I support him” and that is all people can do because we haven’t heard the whole story. Similarly to late Earl Paulk, I want the truth to come out.. it’s like as long as they feel that they ‘re are supporters who declare them as innocent, they can just play with their emotions and just take them for granted until they can’t do it anymore.

    I’m still looking for a church home and I have faith that god will lead me the wya to it, but I’m more careful now in selecting. No matter if it’s bishop Long’s church or a storefront church, the devil is looking for spiritually vulnerable minds. I just pray for god to show a true man/woman of the cloth. Nobody is perfect, but hope that the minister that I get is trying their best to be people of God’s word.

  138. tired of it.. says:

    @ CoolBreeze,

    You’re right, but then again what you say isn’t correct.

    Yes, God Said that you do have to put one one tenth and you’re right, not tithing is robbing god, but tithing doesn’t always have to always be monetary. Spending time with people, helping the homeless, helpinh an illiterate person learn how to read or donating food and clothing are other examples of tithing( I have also struggled with this issue as people can make tithing a matter of fattening ones purse), at least that was a pastor told me. Even if the issue is about money, try to donate what is required of you and if you’re not able to he understands, just as long as you’re not constantly god for a ride.

    Far as bishop long and other high ranking ministers like him, I have to disagree with you on this. If Bishop Long became rich because of his constant tithing, shouldn’t every tither in his congregation be in the same position? There are people who have been tithing for 60 years or more, yet they are not rich. Another thing, again, we don’t know the whole story, but how do we know how many times he’s tithed? There are ministers who tithed and still are not rich. Some of them are losing their churches because they cannot afford to pay their mortgage on them.

    the biggest complaint that some people have about them is that their ministries are surviving because of the congregations tithes/offerings.Any Pastor will tell you that a church cannot survive without tithes, otherwise you’re church will die because of it. Bishop Long’s church is’;t there because he took the money out his own pocket and blessed it. It also took his growing congregation to do it. That’s a fact of any church.

    You also have to look at being rich as not always being about money. It can be about your health, your family, your life etc. God can make you blessing without it always being about money and even if it was about money he can help you with your finances, but it doesn’t mean that you will literally come out being a multi millionaire. If that was the case, god would have made a lot of us as such because of it.

  139. fatboi says:

    dem nigguz iz pulpit pimpz and fagz. no disrespect to homos but u cant b prechin da word of god and a$s jacking lil boyz. i really hope he didnt do it

  140. rkjj says:

    I LOVE your house Pastor(s)!!! I guess I was pimped to say that… LOL… People people people! You UNbelievers, Get a LIFE…. Seek Christ!

  141. John A says:

    The simple truths are that tithing is NOT in the New Testament – in fact giving under COMPULSION is absolutely forbidden and secondly that people are known by their fruit. For pastors to live in obscene luxury is violating the book of Acts – no one had too much an no one had too little. God has his own redistribution of wealth scheme, and it works far better than Obama’s Marxist ideas. The problem is, these Word-Faith preachers redistribute wealth TO themselves, not FROM themselves. Read the Bible and you will find out how greedy leaders are treated by Christ in the end. You CANNOT serve God and money.

  142. John A says:

    The simple truths are that tithing is NOT in the New Testament – in fact giving under COMPULSION is absolutely forbidden and secondly that people are known by their fruit. For pastors to live in obscene luxury is violating the book of Acts – no one had too much an no one had too little. God has his own redistribution of wealth scheme, and it works far better than Obama’s Marxist ideas. The problem is, these Word-Faith preachers redistribute wealth TO themselves, not FROM themselves. Read the Bible and you will find out how greedy leaders are treated by Christ in the end. You CANNOT serve God and money.

    Mary should read the part where Jesus said he did not have even a place to lay his head. One thing ANYONE with a thimble-full of Bible knowledge knows is that Christ would not live in luxury or have fancy stuff. He became poor and relied on others to pay his way. People have to stop painting fallen theology on the Son of God.

  143. Traxx says:

    Religion is a JOKE!!! I can’t see why SO many people fall into this man-made trap!!

    People can be SO DUMB DEAF & BLIND!!!!!

  144. GG says:

    John A thank you for your comments. They are right on. Ministers ought not live in luxury at the levels that some live today. They shouldn’t even have the desire to be anything close to that ostentatious. There was a time when the minister got a salary from the church as a supplement to his daytime job. Years ago, a minister would never have dreamed of living in such luxury as it would have been deemed as unChrist like and as having a desire for worldy and material things. Even Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world, along with Bill Gates is currently challenging the world’s billionaires to donate half of their fortunes to charity. Why can’t these rich ministers do that? Why can’t they donate half of their money say to the poorest members of their own congregations? Why not give one of their cars to a member that doesn’t have one? Nobody asked Buffet to do this. He is doing it because his spirit is troubled and sickened by the poverty in the world and specifically by the disparity of wealth in the USA. He leads by example and has given away half of his billions to the needy. I bet certain ministers are even in favor of extending the Bush tax cuts because they benefit from them as wealthy members of society. And yes most ministers do go to disaster areas and donate to charities but they have to do this. Churches enjoy a 501c non profit status thus they have to be accountable for that money that they raise. They have to give it away of they will be investigated by the IRS for abusing their non profit status. Also, unlike Warren Buffet, it’s not like the minister is giving away his won personal money to these charities. It is the money that came from the members of the church. There are certainly some wonderful ministers among us, true men and women of a mighty God. But, let’s face it, how many cars does one person need and how big does a house have to be before it’s mistaken as being a hotel.

  145. mac mcrae says:

    i always warned my mom – please don’t give your money to a man with the last name dollar – who drives a rolls and lives in a mansion. if you have to give – please give it to a poor person.

  146. Mattie says:

    God’s grace is sufficient for us and when we seek His kingdon first, not man’s kingdom-earthly desires, then we will prosper. If Jesus was accused then why shouldn’t man be accused? He is no greater than our Savior. Everyone was created for a reason, some to be wolves and some to be true shepards. Was not Judas created to fulfill the prophesy. This is a reminder to all mankind that God is the only perfect Being and man can not be trusted becasue of his sinful nature. Therefore, when one falls among us, let us pray for God to lift him up. Soloman was a wealthy man because He chose to get wisdom, Knowledge, and understanding and most of all know the Living God. But he was weak, just like we all are. Remember it’s not the church that bless us but our faith and His mercy and Grace. Some churches can only assist us with the proper tools needed.

  147. Denise says:

    Those who are saying that it is okay for them to be bless with recieving money from there congregation is totally wrong it is not written in the bible god did not say that we are to put the shepard over his flock in rolls royce,diamonds,private jets ,lavish homes.Jesus went preaching from door to door witnessing to any and every one that would listen i have never seen none of those preachers nor there large 25,000 congregation memebers witnessing sometimes jesus did not know his next meal would be jesus on foot from door to door.The preachers i took what jesus did and turn it to suit there wants and needs.I watch my gradma drain her bank book and when she got sick no one came to see her up until her death you know why beacuse when you have so many people in your church you do not and in no awy get know each one of your members it is to many and they only remember those spend 1000′s of dollars every month in church.The only that you should paying fpr lights,rental or morgage,water,taxes on property and that is upon donantions god knows what each one of can afford we do not go and sign our checks because god is not receiving none of the funds.These members of eddie long church has truly been brain wash by him i bet he only know big bollers in there he do not know those who spend pennies he only knows those with hundresd and thousands that spend weekly sorry pennies.And them you have those that can not afford to go to his church but want the status so they can say the are members of eddie long church no darn well they making minium wage and can not afford him(long) .Those young men are not lying on him he did these horriffic things to these young men and shame on his members for saying these young men are lying what does that say about humanity i have two boys i do not need outside of my family to mentor my sons we as parent even we are single parent are enough in our children liver you given your children to the devil himself as we give money what will you let them have my god.

  148. the truth says:

    Anyone who believe that what these crooks are doing is in good standing with god is a true idiot. We allow people to twist the word of god to fit their own agenda and we sit back and make excuses to justify what is going on. We as people need to wake up and stop being so damn stupid……

  149. p.k. says:

    I think it is so sad that people who are supposed to be intellengent are so ignorant and easily led. They allow these morden day snake oil sales men lead them down the wrong path. The world isin the shape it is in today because church members would rather have their pastors drve the big cars and live in big houses. Church members accutully take their bill money for such nonsense. Poor people need help and training for jobs. Tides were for helping yourfellowman not enriching your pastor.
    Now don’t start quoting lines from the bible. You can take a line out and twist it for your own purpose. Just as they have done. Now all these poor people are sending in their hard worked monies in to some day get rich. They have a better chance with the lottery. They can’t bless no prayer cloth, oil, flower or dirt for any poor person to get rich off of. If god has it for you he will give it to you.

  150. Beef Bacon says:

    2+2=4. Simple as that. I think we fail to look at the BIG PICTURE and that is why some remain ignorant–

    Money should be in rotation—never stored up and kept when it is already KNOWN that poverty exist. So if you stored up wealth—what does that say about you.

    Furthermore, The Creator never said NOT TO QUESTION! That is another problem we have–we accept things for face value and BELIEVE things even when they seem to not make SENSE! If I attend any place (church, etc) and the pastor is riding around in a rolls, taking UNNECESSARY lavish trips and living in a mansion like the one above—I NEED TO KNOW HOW THAT IS POSSIBLE.

    Having or lacking money says NOTHING about your place with The Creator, because that would mean that all of the thieves (from CEOs to bank robbers), pimps, and prostitutes have more favor with The Creator—NOW DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE???????

    FEAR IS not of the Lord—so I am not afraid to ask WHY something is going on. If people were asking why are these young boys spending so much time with pastor or why this, why that—it may NOT have not gone this far. But NOOOOOOO–we just stand back and be IGNORANT! Because ignorance IS bliss and we would rather NOT KNOW, because THAN we have to be held accountable for KNOWING. The Creator wants us to KNOW, INVESTIGATE, and QUESTION everything, he expects this. WE should STOP behaving like automated FOOLS and take more control over what happens around us.

    And for the people who keep screaming JUDGE not—yeah well lets see you say that when a pedophile molest another child—don’t judge him right, he’s fallen , right….you can’t have it both ways. We are all judges, but The Creator is THE JUDGE and since we were made in his image—DUH—we will judge each other—-2+2=4 PEOPLE.

    Satan has control of things too (he was given this control to weed out the weak).

    Wealth does not only COME FROM THE CREATOR—-DUH! Satan is a deceiver, so wouldn’t it make sense that he uses the things that most excite us such as money, power, fame, etc to entice us. But one only needs to look at the ENTIRE PICTURE to know whether something is TRULY God-given or not. The love of money is the root of all evil… it’s easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. The bible may be full of hints and incomplete details but it does have some CONSISTENT truths throughout!!!!!!

    Nothing is sacred anymore.

  151. Deloris says:

    People give because they believe it’s right to give and they support whatever they believe in. I think that’s a good thing. Give to the MINISTRY, listen to the message but don’t worship the messenger and go within to find your God.

  152. William Jenkins says:

    Praise God this is long over due because every body that have a church and preaching the bible is not of God. Just as God have churches and preachers the devil also have churches and preachers.

  153. dvon says:

    Reading all of these comments has my eyes bulging!
    I cannot understand why some people believe that “servants of God” need to live in this amount of excess…then compare them to rappers and athletes!!!
    Some of you aren’t even asking if it’s even NECESSARY for them to have this much!!!

  154. darf says:

    I really hate to take up for these guys but most of them are best-selling authors which brings in tons of money by their own merit.

  155. April says:

    have you noticed NO ONE has quoted any scriptures regarding the topic…. just paraphrased what they think they know…..

  156. Nola Girl says:

    The poor dumb sheep being led to slaughter by the wolves in sheeps clothing. God wants to have faith in him…NOT YOUR PASTOR, ELDER, PRIEST etc. These people preach about money, wealth and material possesions. Saying God wants them to be rich and your dumb behinds bankroll them. GET A MIND OF YOUR OWN STUPID SHEEP….false prophets will burn in hell and your dumb asses will follow them. You can give your 10% all you want…..THAT DOES NOT GIVE YOU A SPOT IN HEAVEN….your actions do assholes.

  157. R says:

    DOES IT SAY IN THE BIBLE YOU WILL GO TO HELL IF YOU DONT TITHE? HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THESE MEN ARE ANOINTED? WHERE DOES IT SAY YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO GIVE 10% OF YOUR INCOME? IS IT OK TO USE TITHES FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL GROWTH RATHER THAN DONATING TO CHARITIES LIKE (HIV/AIDS RESEARCH, BREAST CANCER, ST. JUDES. ETC.), HAVING FUNDS SET UP TO HELP MEMBERS THAT ARE IN FINANCIAL NEED, ELDERLY THAT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD THEIR MEDICATION OR STRUGGLING COLLEGE STUDENTS? I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH A PASTOR LIVING WELL IF HE HAS ANOTHER SOURCE OF INCOME, BUT I DONT BELIEVE HE SHOULD LIVE WELL OFF THE TITIHES OF THE CHURCH.

  158. R says:

    ARE ANY OF THESE CHURCHES PROVIDING MONTHLY, SEMI-ANNUAL, OR ANNUAL REPORTS TO THE CONGREGATION?

  159. Believe says:

    Stop worshiping men. Worship God!

  160. Believe says:

    Stop worshipping men! Worship God!

  161. louis t pastor says:

    to all that are accused remember if they hated jesus for all the good he did khow this that they are going to hate you for the good work you do the word of God says he want’s you to prosper God keep you remember no weapon formed you shall prosper

  162. Naomi says:

    The aquisatons that where made were not made against New birth Church. I believe the were made against Bishop Long, correct me if I’m wrong.

  163. M.L. says:

    One of the respondents on this site questioned:

    Why do people feel that God’s people should be broke and living in proverty?? Why is it okay for 50 cent, Jay Z, Beyonce and all those other’s secular folks to prosper, but not the ones that are following the will of GOD?? Where in the bible does it talks about God’s people being poor???

    Beyonce, Jay Z, 50 Cent, and others are leaders in the entertainment industry. They are at the top of their game. We have given them authority over our fleshly natures, and given them permission to excite us, make us laugh, make us cry, or stimulate our carnality. That’s their JOB. Celebrities who do this well get paid very well. And we judge celebrities by how successful and wealthy they are. They know their place in society and they pursue it.

    Creflo Dollar, Bishop Long, Joyce Meyer and Kenneth Copeland are at the top of their game, as well. They are spiritual leaders. A lot of people have entrusted their spiritual identities to them. They have given them authority to GUIDE them, LEAD them, TEACH them, SHIELD them, be a hedge between them and influences that would destroy their peace in Chris, and help navigate their souls to God’s chosen destiny for their lives. However, when spiritual leaders profess to know Christ intimately, and supposedly follow after Christ, yet imitate and emulate entertainers, it is time to privately question where their convictions lie. The Apostle Paul stated that he would not do ANYTHING that caused someone to question the Lordship of Christ. When it reaches a point where you cannot tell the difference between the lifestyle of a spiritual leader and that of an entertainer, surely it is time to question who you follow and who you have chosen to lead you. We are to test the spirits. We are to know men by their fruit. If the fruit is rotten, it’s time to find another fruit tree.

    These leaders may very well have the knowledge of the Bible, but it is the same knowledge available to every follower of Christ who choses to search for it. Spiritual leaders are men and women, made of flesh, who are fallible and we don’t know their hearts. But if we have enough discernment we can certainly come to a point of judging their spirits.

    No one has proven yet that Bishop Long is guilty. It is an allegation. But if he is found to have done what he is alleged to have done, it is NOT a light thing. It is heinous. And if it is proven to be true, Christians need look no further than God Himself who stated that Judgement begins in the house of God. If it is true, “Satan,” had nothing to do with it. God is just cleaning house.

  164. child of god says:

    castigator now is castigatee hows it feel somethin tells me this is just the beginning .THE INSTIGATION OF THE PURGE HAS BEGUN AND ITS NOT ALL ABOUT THE GAYS FOR WE ALLL FALL SHORT. GET RIGHT CHURCH AND LETS GO HOME.

  165. tired of it.. says:

    R,

    Some Bible scriptures for thought concerning tithing.

    Malachi 3:8-10
    Numbers 18:26
    2 chronicles 31:4
    2Cor 9:7
    To my knowledge,with the exception of the Jehovah witnesses( who ask for voluntary donations), a great deal of Christian churches/sects believes in this method( though some may go overboard with it)

  166. debisong1 says:

    Are these men really men of God?

  167. MEEECH says:

    The name Margaret Witt may join the canon of US civil rights’ pioneers, after a federal judge ruled that the decorated flight nurse – discharged from the US air force for being a lesbian under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy – should be given her job back as soon as possible. GAY BASHING is not work. U cant pray away the gay. Also they dont work and they cheat the poor using tax exempt status. TAX THE CHURCHES MOSQUES SYNAGOGUES AND CLEAN OUT closets. a man tansferring a tax exempt mansion and bentley to his name after church bought it atax free. Creflo took $$ that holyfield legally owed his ex-wife. Attacking the poor is what they do. And Saudis, Sultan BAHRAIN ARE MULTI BILLIONAIRES muslims. gATES IS NOT A CHRISTIAN. SO DONT USE LIBEL AGAINST JESU WHO SAID U CANT SERVE GOD AND $$ AS EXCUSE. jESUS SAID BLESSED ARE POOR. jESUS HIMSELF WAS POOR. Tax churches and separte church and state. NO minister on tv is qualified to say anything. Drs work 80-100 hrs while training Huckster give 60 min sermons and take old folk gullible sheep $$. Why dollar need 3 jets and he a man of god fly like superman then. if they so special why they need others $$. Greed is not good ask haggard, bynum, paula white joyce meyers, HINN, eARL paulk, crouch haggee young all divorced or caught up in gay sex scandals, scoundrels

  168. MEEECH says:

    tithinmg is for jews in ot some scriptures that show stoning. why u dont stone ppl to death what load crock a tithe is a tax they had no cash then does NOT apply. if pay taxes tithing, why dont quote deuteronomy that shows 1/3 of it was for the poor. grains wheat fruits, doves is hwta they gave not cash! try again. tithes are for jews, or fools. ASK JIM JONES.

  169. Hugo says:

    How stupid do we Christians want to be? God said that we would recognize these false teachers by THEIR FRUITS. Any man who gets rich off the Gospel and abuses God’s poeple and makes merchandise of them, should be kicked out and banned from leadership immediately. Their hearts have shown what they were really after. Do you remember what God did with Eli’s two sons. They were priests yet they were having sex with women in the temple. God KILLED them. That’s right. Go read it. Don’t try to close your eyes to the folly of man. God does not play. “It is a fearful thing to fall into the Hands of The Living God”.

  170. LLove says:

    It’s funny that when we see these “Mega Churches” and the fact that their Pastor’s are living lavishly, it’s a problem. First of all, who are we to judge whether or not they are “really men of God?” If you have a problem or questioning their motives, your job is to pray. That is, if you’re a praying person. I don’t mean one that pray’s only when it’s beneficial to you. Second, have you researched and found out how they got started? How much of their “Own” money did they put up to start this so called “business” as you all call it, Thirdly, who are we to accuse them of using the church funds wrongly. According to the Bible, we are to feed, clothe and give them a place to sleep when they are giving of their time to do the work of God by preaching the word of God and serving the people. Lastly, the People of God need to learn to be more prayerful and STOP tearing down the kingdom because of petty things. So what they expensive homes, cars, etc. If they are misusing church funds, don’t worry God will uncover. All things done in the dark will come to light. Huh, isn’t it something, we can always talk about what everyone else doing but we NEVER, evaluate our own lives and try to change. Always looking for a reason to point blame. Remember, that whatever someone professes to do for the Lord and they’re doing the opposite, it will be revealed and God will still be glorified in the end.
    God Bless You All!!!!!!!

  171. R says:

    TIRED OF IT……THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING TO MY COMMENT.

  172. childoftheKing says:

    Amen!!!!! The last thing the body of Christ needs is, it’s brothers and sisters bashing one another and giving the devil something to accuse us of.Pray for one another and remember the words of Jesus… ” first take the bolder out of your own eye before attemting to remove the plank out of your brother’s eye!!” We need to pray and if someone is using the cloak of God for their gain, God will reveal it.

  173. Bishop C E Glenn says:

    I certainly do believe that God blesses those who serve Him. many times people are blessed but have absolutely no idea how to handle the money they have. Instead of saving they spend everything they get their hands on and then complain when they see a man or woman of God living well. As far as Bishop Long goes, that is totally up to God to judge. Whether I believe it or not is of absolutely no significience and whether you believe it or not is of absolutely no importance, what is important is that we keep our mouth off of the man of God, because after all the bible does remind us that it wouldbe better that a mill stone be tied around our neck……, after all the bible does instruct us, touch not my anointed and domy prophets no harm. IF WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING, I HAVE A WONDERFUL IDEA, LET’S ALL DO SOMETHING THAT IT FEELS LIKE THE CHURCH HAS FORGOTTEN …. HOW ABOUT IT IF WE ALL FAST AND PRAY!

  174. Andi says:

    It always amazes me how some people look at what others have. God’s word tells us to give with a joyful heart. The preachers are there to put the word out, but it’s up to us to READ the word and understand it for ourselves. Many of these ministers mentioned have wrote book, etc…… A lot of their riches come from that. I noticed when it comes to a black man making money there’s always an investigation into his finances. The bible tells us to give and don’t worry about if the leaders of the church are doing right with the money given. It’s GOD job to take care of those that do wrong. They tried to say Joel Osteen was taking people for their money and he proved to them that all his income came from his books and tapes. How do you think they are able to pay for those massive churches they have. How are they suppose to pay to go over to Africa to help those in need. A lot of these men like Long has given a lot back and was blessed for doing so. We as people of this planet earth need to stop criticizing others for their success and start helping others like the word tells us. We are in the last days and we should love one another instead of always trying to pull each other down.

  175. brad says:

    Why is Sen. Grassley only investigating black ministers? There are ministries functiononing under white pastors with alot more money and political inlfluences

  176. Sheila Harden says:

    PASS SOME OF THAT WEALTH TO ME. MY UNEMPLOYMENT RAN OUT!!!

  177. Leuvell says:

    Every so-called christian on here needs to READ their BIBLE u r mislead and will perish 4 a lack of knowledge. ur taught but don’t study 4 self!
    1. DON’T JUDGE? hmmm…how bout “reproving & correcting”?
    2. RICH?…Hmmm….wow i read the “rich in faith, poor in world” were chosen.
    3. birds, had nest & foxes had holes…but Jesus had no where 2 lay his head.
    4. Jesus …born n a BORROWED MANGER, RODE A BORROWED DONKEY, PASSOVER N A BORROWED ROOM, BURIED N A BORROWED GRAVE…PAID TAXES OUT OF FISH MOUTH…TREASURY WAS 4 THE POOR.
    5. EASIER 4 A CAMEL 2 GO THROUGH AN EYE OF A NEEDLE THAN A RICH MAN 2 GO 2 HEAVEN.
    6. …REMEMBER SELL EVERYTHING AND FOLLOW ME?
    7. TITHES?…= to support the tribe of LEVI…why?…only tribe not given any PROMISED LAND.
    8. LAODICEA= LAST DAYS CHURCH RICH IN WEALTH, POOR IN SPIRITUALITY.
    9. PAID= BLESSED?…MUSLIMS, AND JEWS HAVE MORE $ SO R THEY BLESSED? OR DOES GOD RAIN ON THE EVIL AND GOOD…obvious answer since the world aint 100 % christian.

  178. zzt says:

    kireflo dollar God bless you more. you truely a man of God.you are ablessing for me and my family. we love you. Goforward do not look back.

  179. natalee says:

    God will supply all of His children’s need so I don’t have a problem with us or preachers living comfortable. My problem is overdoing it with the wealth while most of your followers are needy and you keep taking what little they have. Their tithes are supposed to feed those who don’t have, not to build mega-churches and mansions. If you pay tithes, which you are not compelled to do, you do so hoping to be blessed with things. God cares more about your walk with Him. There is a lot of financial abuse in the meg-churches which came up just in the last fe years, and persons running behind pastprs as if they are God. Do you know that the Bible said, some of them especially the chasmatic ones are sent by Satan. I am not saying that any of these mentioned here are so, but how do we know who is who? God said that we should test the spirits, a lot of false prophets are now in the world and would try to fool even the very elect. Some congregations need to ask themselves as they are charmed by some of these men and women, if they are truly sent by God. Pray about things especially if you find yourself always blindly defending them. Only God knowa for sure who is who and wwill help His children to see them, but you have to be willing to see. I judge no one. Its not every preacher is God’s anointed, we look to worship them more than we worship God and they know it and this is why anything that suits them they can preach it to you and you believe. You are responsible for your own soul and you cannot tell God on judgment day that it”s the pastor who didn’t do right. Remember the end times things will be different from the way they were in the early days. Search the Scriptures for yourself and don’t depend on anyone else. They are just men like us and will fall at times. Look to God and let;s pray for each other especially the weaker. Remember Satan, especially in these times is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He is seeking to get as amny as he can to burn in hell with him. Watch and pray. Pastors are not the answer.

  180. Dana says:

    Why shouldn’t people of God be prosperous? We should not be focused on external and the material wealth of the preacher, but focused on his character and his christian walk, as well as our own. I am a blessed and prosperous single woman, but I know where my blessing’s come from and love God with all my heart, If we walk in the will of God and trust God, we will be abundantly blessed..

    Why not have the heart of God and change our concept about being prosperous. As christians we should walk and talk about prosperity and being blessed!

    Let’s keep thing’s in perspective. As christians we should walk upright, live right, and have abundant life, which emcompasses being blessed! We should also love and help one another so that they can have abundant life and prosperity.

    We should not beat up on one another, for the world is watching us. How can we reach out to worldly people and cannot love each other in the body of christ? When a brother or sister in christ has fallen or swayed away we should pray and love them. For we all have sin and come short of the Glory of God! Let’s stop judging and being critical of one another!

  181. Marcfren says:

    It’s amazing how half the people making these comments are BROKE! The reason why I know, is because of what you say. You have no concept of Money and the importance of being a blessing til all the families of the earth are blessed. To be a blessing so others will be blessed. To be taught how to catch a fish verses getting a fish for free. Before I became a millionaire..oops that’s right I was Broke like you until I received the understanding of giving and it shall be giving unto me good measure press down and shaking over will men give unto my bosom….And then God gave me wisdom and Ideas…DON’T believe me I’m the inventor of the KOLLAR GUARD protects shirts from ring around the collar “in stores soon”…Youtube it or go to my website which ever you prefer, my point is as long as you sit here and Judge man or women of God you will never have the capacity to be rich yourself….in fact I personally don’t want a broke down pastor. who can’t prove to me that what he is talking about works.
    Pastor Dollar is no different then someone like myself who made hundreds of thousands in banking and trading or a Hezekiah walker who sing songs and make millions… A lot of his earnings are from his book rights. You should really get all the information before you pass judgment…..Broke is a sin! If you can’t pay your light bill or you can’t pay your rent because you are living from check to check, you need to repent! God is not happy with your broke mindset! God’s original plan for you was to multiply and replenmish the earth…..thank God for Jesus who brought us back into right standings with with God’s original plan!

    And the guy that talked about Warren Buffet and Bill Gates…the only reason they gave there money to a non profit organization is so they don’t pay taxes! Are you serious”NO BUSINESS SINCE EITHER”! Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are there own Chairman for there non-profit organization! LOL My people are destroyed for the lack of Knowledge….Hosea 4:6
    Read your word on MONEY and you will be shocked!

  182. Barbara smith says:

    He who is without sin. let them cast the first stone. I f we as believers, are filled with the Holy Spirit, Why are we not being prayerful and watchful of our surrounding. The Holy Spirit is very intelligent and will let us know if something is wrong around us. Are we that blind, are we really being led by the spirit of God, or are we just going along in a program. Pray for your leaders. I pray and hope that this accusation is not true. God bless.

  183. Mary Mary1 says:

    They can’t make money in the corporate world, so they USE GOD to get money from the people who don’t know better………. But the Word of God says “You can’t serve both God and mammon!” Thank God that He is putting an END to all of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those who worship God will worship in SPIRIT and in TRUTH! They will not bow down to BAAL and the world systems but submit to God and God alone! And they will be blessed with eternal life…….. Amen!

  184. FEDUP says:

    Stop letting these so call men of God pimp you people ! Jesus walk the land dressed in his wraps and live on the land, why do these men need mansions Hello and how are his church members living probably barely getting by.

  185. Montrice says:

    I always was always tought that a person of God should be humble and do his or her best to show others the path twards the All Mighty through humility, compassion, faith and good deeds. These so called pastors are not only failing to uphold their supposed “calling”, but at the same time they are displaying some of the worst traits that a person could. Touching children, stealing from their flock, and so on. I mean Creflo’s last name is Dollar after all, I’m wondering if he was born with it?

  186. T.M. says:

    The Bible states to not touch God’s annointed and do his profits now harm. If these undershepards are telling the truth then those who are prosecuting them are going against biblical teaching. If they are guilty of what they are accused of, then God will bring them to justice in due time.

  187. Mama Rae 74 says:

    When you give tithes and offerings they are not for you to worry about what the people of the church do with them. You give to GOD not to anyone else so you are clear of any wrong doing. If a man of God misuses them it is their cross to have to bear.

  188. Arfur Dogfrey says:

    To paraphrase Mario Puzo in his book “The Godfather:” A preacher with his Bible can steal more than a hundred men with guns.

  189. Josua says:

    “If they are guilty of what they are accused of, then God will bring them to justice in due time.”.. True That .. and while we (they await judgment”.. We n earth continue to get used to their earthly glory …

    What is wrong with this, “Sheep Lead to Slaughter”, picture.

    Awaken Brothers and Sisters !

  190. Leuvell says:

    The LOVE OF MONEY…is the root of all EVIL!…here are a few verses on the prosperity “gospel”.
    it seems “christians” r the only religion with a prosperity teaching…
    MATT 6:

    8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

    19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

    20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

    21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

    24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

    25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

    31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

    32(For after all these things do the GENTILES seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

    33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    (AND FROM THE POSTS I READ MANY GENTILES STILL SEEK THOSE THINGS)

    John the Baptist a prosperity preacher?
    …What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man CLOTHED IN SOFT RAIMENT? Behold, THEY that WEAR soft clothing are in KINGS’ HOUSES. MATT 11:7-8

  191. Leuvell says:

    MATT 8
    19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

    20And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

    (I GUESS JESUS HAD NO EARTHLY MANSION)

    MATT 10
    7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: FREELY ye have received, FREELY give.

    9Provide neither GOLD, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

    10Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

    MATT 17
    24 ¶ And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay atribute?
    25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus aprevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the bkings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
    26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
    27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of amoney: that take, and bgive unto them for me and thee.

    (GUESS JESUS WASN’T RICH ON EARTH)

    MATT 19
    21Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

    22But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

    23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

    24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    (SEEMS GOD DOESN’T WANT US RICH AFTER ALL)

    MATT 20
    25But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

    26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

    27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

    28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

    (MMM…CHURCH LEADERS MINISTER= TO SERVE, NOT TO BE SERVED)

  192. Leuvell says:

    MODERN DAY SCRIBES AND PHARISEES.

    3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

    4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

    5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

    6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

    7And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

    8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

    9And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

    10Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

    11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

    12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

    13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

    14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

    15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

    23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

    24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

    25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

    26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

    27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

    28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

  193. Leuvell says:

    OUT OF THE 7 CHURCHES IN REVELATION WHICH BEST DESCRIBES OUR CHURCH AGE?
    REVELATION 3:
    13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

    14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

    15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

    16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

    17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

    (THE LAST CHURCH)

  194. TRUE BELIEVER says:

    Now why would an honest pastor believe HE should live high on the prosperity hog-”preaching” the very Bible where Jesus and apostle taught us by their example how to live-humble. Dr. Jesus Christ did NOT come to PLAY THE SELF SERVING BIG SHOT- to SERVE not to be SERVED. These imposters always quote the OLD TESTAMENT about any examples of wealth I notice..Well Bozos ,the NEW TESTAMENT is what Christianity is about. You foolish churches who “pay” your ho pastors millions!!! Jesus would puke. Get away from me Satan.

  195. The Way says:

    It is clearly stated in the book of acts as to how the Church body and it’s leaders are to live. It states that they were all one and no one had need because those that had shared with those that had not. The elders or leaders were to make sure that everyone was equally supplied for so that there would be no envy, jealousy and strife. Yes the leaders of the Church Body are to be provided for by the Body but they are only to meet their basic needs, because they, like you, are servants, not Gods. The definition of a Christian is one who follows the walk of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (by abiding in His word of Life). It is also true that the faithful servant shall experience overflow and abundance. That overflow and full storehouse is supposed to be to supply for the needs of the flock.

    For more truth check out thewaychristiandiscipleship and let the truth set you free…

  196. Leuvell says:

    ACTS 3
    5So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

    6Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do NOT have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

    32All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. 33With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. 34There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.

    (DISCIPLES PROSPERITY GOSPEL LEFT NO ONE LACKING…TODAY THE SHEEP LACK BUT NOT THE LEADERS)

  197. I've read the BOOK says:

    Luke 16; 19-31 JESUS tells about “the RICH man and Lazarus”. The RICH man GOT HIS here on earth, while Lazarus went poor and begging. It was Lazarus who went to heaven and Abraham’s bosom-while the rich man went to fiery hell. JESUS tells us this truth-not Creflo or Eddie Long….WHO do you believe?

  198. Leuvell says:

    1 corinthians 4

    6Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “Do not go beyond what is written.” Then you will not take pride in one man OVER against another. 7For who makes you different from anyone ELSE? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
    (GUESS LEADERS AREN’T SO SPECIAL AFTER ALL)

    11To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.

    1 COR 5

    9I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 11But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.

    12What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you.”

    (DON’T JUDGE HUH? MANY SEEM TO BE LED BY HUMAN LEADERS THAN BY THE SPIRIT OR THE WORD!)

  199. Leuvell says:

    @ TM I AM GLAD 2 C U USED THE WORD “PROFITS” INSTEAD OF PROPHETS…ITS BOUT THE MONEY.

  200. James says:

    Childofhtheking-you say pray and God will reveal if someone uses cloak of God for his own gain……WELL…..dont you SEE?? The pictures of their opulent mansion??? Their JETS???The tennis courts on their estates?? Sriving Rolls Royces???? HELLLLLLO. What did God already reveal!? You have eyes but do not see..and the “Bishop” right after you says these folks just “saved” their incomes!! Hogwash. Normal Cristians cannot SAVE and be THRIFTY and buy palaces and Rolls Royces.Get honest here. LOOK to our role model-Jesus role -modelled how we should live here in earth, and it surely was NOT tennis courts,palaces, Rolls Royces..These clods teach a FALSE GOSPEL. Luke 16: 19-31 the Rich man and Lazarus warns-the rich man GOT his (temporary) rewards here on earth-go ahead and follow THAT way if all you want is fletting riches..but as for me and my household, we store up OUR treasure in Heaven-where thieves cannot steal and moths cannot eat and cannot rust. Hey Creflo and Eddie- You dont see any U-Hauls pulled up at the gravesite. You’ve already HAD YOUR RICHES for a short while here on earth-now it’s time for Lazarus and the rest of us little folk.

  201. B says:

    Creflo’s WCCI-World Changers Church International would better be called “Money Changers” Church”..just exactly like the Money Changers Jesus drove OUT OF THE TEMPLE..and HE will again drive them out…just watch.

  202. Leuvell says:

    SINCE WHEN DOES BLESSED= MAMMON?…BLESSED= HAPPY…GUESS SOME AREN’T HAPPY IF THEY AREN’T PAID…GUESS JESUS WAS UNBLESSED.

    luke 2

    7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

    luke 19

    30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

    31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

    32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

    33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

    34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

    35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

    8And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.

    9And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

    luke 22

    10And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.

    11And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

    12And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.

    13And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

    matthew 27

    57When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:

    58He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

    59And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

    60And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

    (SEEMS JESUS WAS A BORROWER AND OWNED NOTHING BUT THE SHIRT ON HIS BACK…AND THAT WAS DIVIDED BY LOTS)

  203. Kenneth Bentley says:

    I think all the comments are full of errors . If you look at scriptures an not the man or what words they say and focus only on what God says you see it doesn’t say that the church would be rich or wealthy nor does it say that it won’t . You have to look at what Jesus said would happen near the end times. Jesus said they would drag you before authorities for my name sake an punish you . It also says there would be decievers of the word and decieve many . That requires ability to make decisions based on who is right . who does keep God’s word who obeys the word and not just give lipservice . Mark7:7 . So it is up to the individual to decide who is the right person that has the good fruit an not the bad . All men have sinned and
    fallen short of God’s glory . But who are we to judge another man’s works toward God . Are we playing God ? The early church no longer exists . It died out after the disciples died . So where do we go to look for the preaching of the word . Well we go to the book itself . We all are a church in ourselves . We are God’s temple.
    We can pick up a systematic theology book and get some understanding or read some commentary what someone else thinks . If you boil it all down the whole thing is based on conjecture . That is the freedom of Christ . You get to make of God what you want to . There is nothing you can do or think that will change God’s mind . He came to save all mankind and that is it . An he already paid that price so there is nothing you can say or do to change that . Your saved period . No religion no government noone can take it away or change that . Satan and his demons
    are the only ones that are to go into the lake of fire . It was made for them not us . The only ones of humans that could go to the lake of fire at the end time is the beast and the false prophet . They that lie about that or commit the unpardonable sin that totally reject Christ’s sacrafice end up there . There was a closing of the door to hell for mankind . Jesus died and went down and took the prisoners out that were human to heaven himself and locked the door to hell . The only ones
    that are never to get a resurrection are the giants because they were demon generated and possesed .They can’t repent . Well I hope that answers some of the questons . ken

  204. Leuvell says:

    YES, LEADERS ARE TO BE CLOTHED AND FED, BUT WHAT ABOUT EXCESS?
    DRINKING WINE IS NOT A SIN, BUT WHAT OF DRUNKARDS? EATING ISN’T A SIN BUT WHAT OF GLUTTONY?…HOW MANY POOR COULD BE HELPED WITH THE MONEY SPENT ON EXCESS?

    4Have we not power to eat and to drink?

    5Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

    6Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

    7Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

    8Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

    9For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

    10Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

    11If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

    12If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have NOT used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should HINDER the gospel of Christ.

    13Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

    14Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

    15But I have used NONE of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.

    16For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

    17For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

    18What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without CHARGE, that I ABUSE not my power in the gospel.

    19For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

  205. Leuvell says:

    2 corinthians 9

    6But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

    7Every man according as HE purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of NECESSITY: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

    (U R NOT 2 BE GUILT TRIPPED INTO GIVING…IT IS A FREEWILL OFFERING, FUNNY HOW SOME SAY CHRIST DESTROYED THE O.T. LAW BUT LEADERS KEEP THE LAW OF TITHING…A LAW NOT MENTIONED IN N.T. EPISTLES.)

  206. godlovesu says:

    the 4 young men have all my prayer! please be strong in the lord

  207. Leuvell says:

    TITHE AND LEVITES.

    exodus 32

    26Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

    27And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.

    28And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

    29For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

    exodus 13: 2Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.

    exodus 13:12-13
    12That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD’s.

    13And every firstling of an a$s thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.

    JOSHUA 13:33 (LEVI GIVEN NO PROMISED LAND)

    But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not [any] inheritance: the LORD God of Israel [was] their inheritance, as he said unto them.

    The animals tithed are also, by definition, classifed as assets. The sale or exchange of the animals would result in income.

    Therefore, it is plain to see, by definition, not interpretation, God’s command to tithe was on assets, not income. I have already shown that they had money, income, and markets to buy and sell.

    Notice also that the tithe was a tenth of the crops, not the first tenth, and that it was on every tenth animal that passed under the shepherd’s rod, not the first. Nowhere in the scriptures did God ever command tithing to be on the first ten percent.

    My research reveals that in the nineteenth century, church leaders were saying that the crops and animals was the income of the Israelites. That was a false premise that led to the false conclusion that Israelites tithed on their income. There is no example in the scriptures where God required anyone to tithe on income.

    To make matters worse, the assets that God required to be tithed came from God, not man. The crops and animals were miracles of God, not from the labor of man. God wasn’t commanding to pay back to Him a tenth of what man created or earned. The false conclusion that tithing was on income resulted in a complete misunderstanding of what God’s tithe was all about.

  208. Leuvell says:

    Numbers 18:23-28 (KJV)
    23But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
    24But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
    25And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
    26Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.
    27And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress.
    28Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the LORD’S heave offering to Aaron the priest.

    So the tithes were paid to The Lord, and The Lord gave the tithes to the Levites, who in turn, would have no inheritance; they could not own any land.

    Church leaders have essentially diluted the tithe from God’s miracles to man’s achievements. In other words, in the tithing formula, man has replaced God with himself!

    Nehemiah 10:37-38 (KJV)
    37And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
    38And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

    In Nehemiah 10:37 we learn that the firstfruits were taken to the temple for the priests, and the tithes were taken to the Levites who lived in the Levitical cities. Therefore, it has been established that firstfruits have nothing to do with the tithe.

    In Nehemiah 10:38 we learn that the Levites would take a tithe of the tithe to the temple. It is this tithe, the tithe from the Levites, that went to the storehouse, not the tithe from the people. This is important to remember when we study Malachi 3:10

  209. Leuvell says:

    1My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with RESPECT of persons.

    2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

    3And ye have RESPECT to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

    4Are ye NOT then partial in yourselves, and are become JUDGES of evil thoughts?

    5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the POOR of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

    6But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

    (I WONDER WHY PROSPERITY PREACHERS DON’T DO SERMONS ON THE VERSES I POSTED?)

  210. Leuvell says:

    THE ABOVE WAS JAMES 2.

    EVEN THOUGH I POSTED SCRIPTURES, SOME WILL TRY TO REBUTTAL GOD’S WORD WITH THE TEACHING OF MEN.

    matthew 15
    3But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

    6…Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none EFFECT by your TRADITION.

    7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

    8This people draweth nigh unto me with their MOUTH, and honoureth me with their LIPS; but their heart is far from me.

    9But in VAIN they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of MEN.

    12Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

    13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be ROOTED up.

    14Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the BLIND. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch

    (MANY BLIND FOLLOWERS ARE BEING OFFENDED WHEN THEIR LEADERS ARE BEING UPROOTED AND EXPOSED BY YHWH)

  211. Leuvell says:

    JUDGE NOT?

    2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; REPROVE, REBUKE, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

    3For the time WILL come when they will NOT endure sound doctrine; but after their OWN LUSTS shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

    4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

    5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

    (OBVIOUSLY UR BEING TAUGHT BY MEN NOT TO REPROVE OR REBUKE…CAUSE THAT ISN’T SCRIPTURAL UNLESS UR TALKING HYPOCRITICAL JUDGES.)

    1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    2For men shall be LOVERS of their own selves, COVETOUS, BOASTERS, PROUD…

    4Traitors, HEADY, HIGHMINDED, lovers of PLEASURES more than lovers of God;

    5Having a FORM of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    (MANY POSTERS ON HERE & LEADERS FIT THIS TO T!…COVETING THINGS THEY DON’T HAVE…THEN BOASTING…THEY SEEM GODLY BUT AREN’T)

    6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

    7EVER learning, and NEVER able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    9But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be MANIFEST unto all men, as their’s also was.

    (BUT GOD WILL EXPOSE THEM)

  212. Leuvell says:

    THE ABOVE WAS 2 TIMOTHY 3:

    2 TIM 3:
    16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for instruction in righteousness:

    17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

    (WHY DO WE USE SCRIPTURE?)…HOW CAN “YOUR” MAN OF GOD BE PERFECT IF HE ISN’T CORRECTED?…MANY MISQUOTE SCRIPTURE…CORRECTING AND REBUKING ISN’T TOUCHING HIS ANOINTED NOR IS IT CURSING THEM…NEWSFLASH! IF U HAVE THE SPIRIT U R HIS ANOINTED GOD UNLIKE MAN/ WOMAN ISN’T A RESPECTER OF PERSONS!

  213. Don Leskie says:

    Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is a-hole. He is making this up!
    Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa needs to be investigated!

  214. Leuvell says:

    1 corinthians 6
    1If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints? 2Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 4Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church![a] 5I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?

    (IF SAINTS ARE TO JUDGE ANGELS & THE WORLD WHY FEAR JUDGING THE CHURCH?)

    1 timothy 3

    1Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer,[a] he desires a noble task. 2Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. 5(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.

    (DOES ANYONE FIT THESE REQUIREMENTS?)

    WE SEE DIVORCED PASTORS, ADULTERY, LOVERS OF MONEY AND ETC…YES HUMANS FALL, AND WE SHOULD FORGIVE…BUT THEY SHOULDN’T HOLD THEIR POSITIONS ANY MORE…HOW CAN A DIVORCEE COUNCIL AND SAVE A MARRIAGE IF THEY CAN’T SAVE THEIR OWN? HOW CAN U “REMEMBER THE POOR” IF U LOOK DOWN UPON THEM AS CURSED, CONSIDERING U SEE BLESSED AS WEALTH?

  215. Leuvell says:

    IF GOD WILL JUDGE THESE LEADERS…HOW DO WE KNOW HE ISN’T JUDGING THEM NOW BY EXPOSING THEM AND HOW DO WE KNOW THEIR “FOLLOWERS” AREN’T FRUSTRATING THIS JUDGMENT BY SUPPORTING A “MAN” JUDGED BY GOD?

  216. SurprizedibFlorida says:

    O, it’s ok for a guy to get millions for running with a ball, trowing a ball, hitting a ball, etc when it has no impact on bettering anyone’s lives but their or have no effect on making the world better BUT it is not ok for a PREACHER who help people to be well taken cared of. It ok for a football player, a basketball player, a movie star(who are waste of space most of the time and waste most of their monies on selffish things) to get paid in one night more than about 10 families will ever make over the next 10 yrs!! People get upset at preachers for what reasons? It makes no sense to me. They can go and throw away their monies and make Brad Pitt, Dwight Howard, Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton richer and richer with each movie or game their go to and have no issue with it. But, you have a man or woman who spend their lives, having little or no time for their own families most of the time and honestly helping people everyday and they get income from doing this and it’s a problem. So, if you are a MOTIVATIONAL speaker and go to cooperation and make big bucks its ok to do? I don’t get why people hate preachers so much. Most of the time they have no idea the work and tears they put in. All they see if the TV image and get mad. I’m no preacher but I use to babysit for a preacher and I saw the behind the scene challenges they do through. If, they are doing a great job, they are worth every cent they receive.

  217. Tina Grant says:

    Think of King David ,He really got out of the will of God and he was a man after God’s on heart .We must be careful not to touch God’s anointed.As the scriture says’ Touch not my Anointed nor do my Prophets no hamr ,those who do bring judgment on themselves

  218. The Way says:

    You shall know them by their fruit says the Bible. It is true that we are not to Judge the man for who are we to judge another man’s servant. That being said, the Bible says that we, who are led by the Holy Spirit, are to judge all things but are to be judged by none. In short the spirit of God that lives in us guides us, directs us and gives us discernment so that we are able to tell the difference between bad fruit and good fruit. We do judge the fruit of men to see whether or not they are of God, but it is God and only God that judges the source of the fruit. The spirit will never mislead you but men of the flesh will!

    For more check out thewaychristiandiscipleship.$$g and share your thoughts on our Iron Sharpens Iron page.

    Peace be yours.

  219. The Way says:

    You shall know them by their fruit says the Bible. It is true that we are not to Judge the man for who are we to judge another man’s servant. That being said, the Bible says that we, who are led by the Holy Spirit, are to judge all things but are to be judged by none. In short the spirit of God that lives in us guides us, directs us and gives us discernment so that we are able to tell the difference between bad fruit and good fruit. We do judge the fruit of men to see whether or not they are of God, but it is God and only God that judges the source of the fruit. The spirit will never mislead you but men of the flesh will!

    For more check out: thewaychristiandiscipleship.$$g and share your thoughts on our Iron Sharpens Iron page.

    Peace be yours.

  220. Denise says:

    Would u feel better if it was an unsaved celebrity. These r men serving the Most High God. My Heavenly Father is not broke. May God continue 2 bless them.

  221. Brandon says:

    What did Jesus tell his disciples when they gathered the money from the poor?
    Where does God command us to place the tithes?
    What we have today is the same as the old Roman Church of the Middle Ages. I have no problem with Ministers making money if they write books or use television marketing. If this is the case they should pay taxes on the income. The Bible tells Christians to render to Caesar. No man is above reproach. If you all are real Christian read Ezekiel 34. See you are so quick to defend these pastors because you do not read the scriptures. Please do not use the scripture touch not may anointed. The word means and refers to: Sent, Messiah,Christ or Christians. The title does not specify pastors. In regards to Bishop Eddie Long. He has my prayers. I hope he did not commit those vile acts. I ask we all respect what he said and allow the man to be judged in the courts. Keep your negative comments to yourself because none of us were there. We know people will lie for money and we know people will lie to avoid jail. So lets just sit on the sidelines and hope for the best. This makes our religion come under contempt.

  222. calvin s. says:

    everybody is looking for peace. sometimes all they hear all week is nagativity .sometimes they need to hear something positive.so by going to church they find a way to absorb a little peace in the word deliver by the pastor .i can not give an answer why some pastor take it to the extreme.but i do know that they will use their psychology to prey on members that can help fill their coffers.in these days of trying times everybody need a place where they can grow in their faith.God bless the child who give him his honor and glory through worship and praise. to bishop eddie long do the will of God so that you will not have to explain yourself and ministry to the world.ps(God loves us all)!

  223. Michael S. says:

    The good news is that more and more Americans are turing to agnosticism and atheism. It wouldn’t be fair of me to adamantly denounce the existence of god, since there isn’t conclusive proof to say god isn’t real. Still there’s absolutely no proof supporting the existence of god. An intellectual, rational, realist doesn’t believe in god. I personally don’t believe, but I’m open to the matter of the supernatural. I know that there are many weary folks out there needing some sort of spiritual crutch and they’ll fall victim to dangerous individuals like all tele-evangelists, psychics, spiritualists, etc., and these desperate people will give their hard earned cash to those insolent monetary villains. I’ll live my life believing in the here and now, I need not concern myself with what “might be.” People automatically assume that us non-believers are disgraceful dishonest people; fact is, atheists and agnostics tend to be much more open to other people, honest and well grounded. I can tell you of the host of dishonest, felonious christians that I’ve read about and some that I actually knew. I’m not saying that all non-believers are good people, but the ratio of people in my life that have done good unto others have been the skeptical community. My hope is that the secular revolution in America continues to flourish. Religion in my estimation is the root of so much of what is plaguing the world. The delusional Muslims and the fervor they’ve inflicted upon the world in idolizing some fake god, Allah. So you kill and torture in the name of some bogus god! Dr. Christopher Hitchens’ book, God Isn’t Great , hits the nail on the head in why god and organized faith has done so much harm throughout the ages. It’s a free country and you may choose to believe in whatever your little heart desires, but until science can conclusively proclaim that there is a god or no there isn’t a god, the subject matter will continue to be in a heated debate.

  224. Minister Brenda Williams says:

    As I sit and read about all the comments about how people view theses leaders and their conduct I can’t understand why people refuse to except the real truth about what the word of god says about false teachers. I’m not saying that theses pastors are false but I’m pointing out that you must study your bible and reconize the real truth and see if what being said line up with the word. I recently written a book entitle revealing the hidden truth by revelation of the holy spirit and it simply touches on a lot of these topics. we put to much trust in man and when we are disappointed we want to start to criticize their conduct or character. if we would stop putting so much trust in man and start focusing on the truth than we wouldn’d become so disappointed. when you really such the scripture you will find that a lot of things mentioned over theses pupits are not use in reference to god word. often time the word are taken and comformed to get people to submit to doing what they feel is right. but it dosen’t stop with this situation we has to take a boarder look at what’s going on in the spirit world and the devil is behind all of this. it’s all about getting people confused and starting them to doubt the word of god but people I tell you that god word is true and he will do what he say he will do. for his word says put not your trust in man because man often fails. now when it comes down to weather theses pastors are innocent or guilty they will have to give an account of the life they have live here on this earth and if they are not following the word and applying it to their life they are already judge. no matter what the out come of this situation god is still in charge and every man will be judge according to his or her own works. if they mislead the people and use the word of god by twisting it to get poople to conform to their way of belief please know that this kind of teaching will not go unpunished.

  225. Precious says:

    Let God be the judge of the Pastors that are pastoring a church for the wrong reason. Only he knows the heart. The truth is the word of God need to be taught. Prosperity messages is all some of them ever will preach.Study the word. The truth is if you seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness the rest shall be added to you. Ye shall know them by their fruit. The truth is the day is we all are being investigated daily by God, only he knows the heart.

  226. Leuvell says:

    I really don’t understand how people compare Pastors to celebrities or kings or princes of the Bible…u compare them 2 the world because u are worldly and carnal minded! U compare a Pastor to a rich king (David) instead of a poor prophet like Nathan, Elijah or John the Baptist. IT’S EASY 2 TELL WHICH POSTERS READ THEIR BIBLE AND WHO DOESN’T BY THEIR OPINIONS WHICH CANNOT BE BACKED BY THE WORD OR BY THE SAME 2 VERSES THEY ALL QUOTE OBVIOUSLY TAUGHT BY THEM BY THEIR PASTORS TO KEEP THEM IN FEAR. TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED? WHO TOUCHED THEM? WHO ARE HIS ANOINTED? IF U HAVE THE SPIRIT ISN’T THAT U?

  227. Leuvell says:

    jeremiah 23
    1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. 2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away , and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

    4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed , neither shall they be lacking , saith the LORD.

    9 Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake ; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome , because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness. 10 For the land is full of adulterers ; for because of swearing the land mourneth ; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up , and their course is evil, and their force is not right. 11 For both prophet and priest are profane ; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. 12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on , and fall therein: for I 13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err . 14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery , and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers , that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. 15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land. 16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain : they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. 17 They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said , Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.

    19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of the LORD shall not return , until he have executed , and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. 21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran : I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied . 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD. 25 I have heard what the prophets said , that prophesy lies in my name, saying , I have dreamed , I have dreamed . 26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; 27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name (YHWH) for Baal (LORD)

    30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. 31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say , He saith . 32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all , saith the LORD. .

  228. Leuvell says:

    LET’S COME WITH SCRIPTURE PEOPLE NOT OPINIONS! HOW CAN U CLAIM 2 LOVE AND FOLLOW GOD, BUT NOT READ HIS LOVE LETTERS?

  229. Lila says:

    This is just a small example of GOD’s LOVE and what he has stored up for us who love and serve him. I just hope more people do reality checks on themselves and think about where their going when they leave this earth. We have a choice to Love and Serve the LORD or man. If this is what GOD has to offer those who love him, myself I wouldn’t take the chance of having this of burning in HELL for enternity. It’s your CHOICE

  230. Marie says:

    The Bible for all you who do not know is Basic, Instuctions, Before, Leaving, Earth. Gods say’s in Malachi 3:10. Bring all the tithe and offerings into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this, Says the Lord of hosts, If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing, That there will not be room enough to recieve it. I am one who did try the Lord. Within 7 months all my bills were paid automaticly, and the only bills I had coming thur the mail were tithes and offerings. I regret I didn’t keep giving the amount I was giving. Now I’m sorry to say I have a loan payment more than what I was giving every month. Plus a new credit card. I learned the hard way. Try the Lord, and see his word is true. If it works as many people as it has, It will work for all of you too.

  231. r ford says:

    @ ■GODschild da General…Well Said

  232. Leuvell says:

    @ Marie please tell me where in the N.T. does it tell GENTILES to tithe? I know its part of the O.T. 613 laws…but Christians say Christ abolished those…guess were picking & choosing which laws we WANT to follow…& that acronym is another tradition…BIBLE comes from BIBLIA.

  233. Leuvell says:

    1. PASTOR’S CHARGE FOR BOOK’S- How much did Paul’s epistles cost?

    2. CRUSADE’S AND MEGAFEST COSTS- How much did the sermon on the mount cost? Or how much did the thousands pay for loaves of bread & the fish?

    3. Churches sell DINNERS, CD’S, DVD’S, TAPES, SERMONS & other merchandise.

    -Who threw thieves out of the temple because they made his father’s house a house of MERCHANDISE instead of prayer.

    IN THE NAME OF YESHUA OF NAZARETH STOP COVETING MAMMON (MONEY)!

  234. Leuvell says:

    ‘Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm’ ps105:15
    ‘ I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you’
    Watch out how you treat these men of God; You are trading on dangerous grounds

    WHAT I JUST COPIED & PASTED IS SOME OF THE WORSE MANIPULATION OF SCRIPTURE OR SCARE TACTICS TO KEEP THE FLOCK IN FEAR.

    SINCE WE WANNA APPLY GOD’S COVENANT TO ABRAHAM TO PASTOR’S I GUESS THEY WILL BE FATHERS OF MANY NATIONS & THEIR DESCENDANT’S WILL BE AS MANY AS THE STARS OR SAND HUH?

    MANY GO IN THE WIDE GATE…FEW find the str8 & narrow.

  235. AgainstFalseTeachings says:

    2 Thessalonians 2

    7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. But the one who restrains is to do so only for the present, until he is removed from the scene.
    8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord (Jesus) will kill with the breath of his mouth and render powerless by the manifestation of his coming,
    9 the one whose coming springs from the power of Satan in every mighty deed and in signs and wonders that lie,
    10 and in every wicked deceit for those who are perishing because they have not accepted the love of truth so that they may be saved.
    11 Therefore, God is sending them a deceiving power so that they may believe the lie, 12 that all who have not believed the truth but have approved wrongdoing may be condemned.

    Woe to all you foolish goat who sumbit to the false teachings of the enemy! God is not consumed with your buying big cars, living in big homes, having nice suits. He wants you to be HOLY! Holiness leads to happiness! Your faith is based on emotions and “do for me Lord” attitude. God is more concerned with having a personal relationship with you! he doesn’t need your money! He owns it already! He wants your heart! your time! your talent! your obedience to his word! You silly goats are being lead to Hades by your false teachers! Everything in darkness will come to light! You just JUDGE THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRITS OR BE LEAD ASTRAY from His flock!

  236. Leuvell says:

    Its Like This on March 15th, 2009 8:34 pm

    These men are called of God to teach His word. Wealth is in the house of those who walk uprightly, God promises that in the Bible. If Creflo Dollar or these other wealthy ministers didn’t have integrity concerning money, God would make sure they didn’t prosper. God has all kind of ways of doing that.

    These men of God who God uses to be a blessing to other people also have businesses on the side which has nothing to do with what church people give to the church. Would it make the critics happy if these men of God just stopped helping and being a blessing to the community and just live lavishly with the money they make just like any other wealthy business man? Critics against men of God who God prospers are so ignorant. You have a problem with that, go complain to God about it. See how that works out for you….sinner.

    By the way, I have insider info from back in the year 2000 when Creflo’s monthly tv bill was near 4 million dollars. His monthly electricity bill for the church property was 400,000 dollars. And you think he’s hogging all the money. No way he meets those bills if he didn’t have integrity. Critics need to be honest with themselves, you’re broke because you continually walk in sin and you’re a hater toward those who God blesses because of their obedience to God. That’s reality. Deal with it quietly, instead of running your mouth. You might find yourself getting dealt with by God himself. Learn that.

    I COPIED AND PASTED ONCE AGAIN THE SHEEPLE ARE GULLIBLE!…4,400,000 DIVIDED BY 4 WKS IS 1,100,000 DOLLARS A WEEK…MMM I DON’T BELIEVE IT AND MULTIPLIED BY 12 MONTHS IT IS 52,800,000 DOLLARS!… THAT ADDED 2 HIS PERSONAL EXPENSES ARE EVEN HIGHER!

  237. Leuvell says:

    WHAT I JUST COPIED & PASTED…DID THAT SOUND LIKE LOVE OR LIKE A PHARISEE? U SHALL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS!

  238. duck jones says:

    All of u all need to stop playing with the word of God. Know one needs that much stuff to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s what Bishop Long didn’t say that should scare the hell out of his congregation. This isn’t a criminal case this is a couple young men who are going to be paid off pretty soon. Judgement begins inside that Church and all must be well versed on 1st Corinthians chapter 5. Please church folks stop talking about touch not my anointed one and do my profit no harm. The blood of so many will be on that congregation and the people in a leadership position at this Church. It is their position to judge inside the church those who have indulged in activities of immorality. I don’t go to this Church but I have been following his on line ministry for many many years. IF a mistake was made the Bishop knows what he needs to do. It’s not only the 25,000 membership at his church it us out in tv land, my son, other youths and so many are going to be affected by this……….4 people already with allegations it ain’t looking good…..God Bless him and his Family and yes we do pray for him and my heart cries for him because this is tough.

  239. sister of the lord says:

    wake up people, are some of you so envious that you cannot be happy for a man or woman of GOD whom our FATHER has blessed. You will never reach your full spiritual growth until you understand or study GODs word completely. Why can’t men and woman of GOD love each other be happy for each other, then maybe a lot of this will subside, but when you constantly bash the VESSEL of GOD you are not allowing the spirit to do the work in you. It really sounds like TRUE HATING!!!!!! when you are doing what is right believe me GOD sees it all, GOD does not need any help from us! just do what he has asked. PEOPLE take time out and ask the LORD to forgive you of your wrong doing and thinking you all need a good spiritual cleaning!!!! I pray that my thoughts and words will never get in the way of the LORD blessing me!!! and I do know how to go and get down on my knees and pray and ask for forgiveness what about you? Judgement does start in the house of GOD so perhaps GOD is very busy right know doing some house cleaning, pray for all the spiritual leaders in the world, as for the bible says you will know them by their FRUIT!!!!! Be a fruit inspector and also be watchful.love thee one for another stop being so Jealous go and get your own and past your blessings on to some one else then watch and see how richly your own life will be, Remember the worlds takes care of its own, BUT my GOD shall supply all my needs an More!!!!!

  240. sister of the lord says:

    I am not much on MEGA CHURCHES never have been probably never will be, but if that is the calling that the LORD as given one than praise GOD but I have offten wonderd how these Pastors can truly be able to care over so many people oh I know they have elders and other associate pastors helping and thats fine in its place but too many times you see and hear about them being gone all of the time how can you truly sheppard your house if you are always gone!!!!! I do understand that they have other engagements but sometime you need to say NO!!!!! you cannot commit to eveything all of the time. And some of them use this as a excuse to be away from home or even their home church,Perhaps if the members would step up to the plate and stop allowing all of this then just mabye we would see more of the Hand of GOD moving, I truly believe GOD is tired of all this CHURCH playing I don’t believe that GOD would have a man or woman that he has called to always be gone ,sometime these Pastors may say that this is of GOD but truly come on their are enough people in the world for GOD to annoint and prepare to go out and reach others . BUT until we as a people take a stand guest what nothing is going to change This is not about disrespecting the man or woman of GOD but we need to have some boundaries when it comes to the house of GOD to much entertainment going on not enough spoken word!!!

  241. Juanita says:

    Its apparent from some of the above comments I read that many of you are void of the ways of God. That is the reason why the Bible says: To study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed but to rightly divide the Word of Truth! Psalm 24: 1 says: The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Jesus was not poor when he walked this earth. Go back and READ! Remember: You do not judge anything before its time! It is written: For whasoever is born of God overcometh the world, and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our FAITH! (1 John 5:4). Again, 1 John 5: 14 says: And this is the confidence tat we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. God is not Poor; Jesus wasn’t poor, and we shouldn’t be poor either.

  242. God's Child says:

    We really need to look @ the real situation, life bring us all a fast ball, but if your life was posted on the news will it be clean without no snare or would it be fatal. Don’t throw no STONES. BECAUSE you have a speck in your eye JUST like theses leaders of GOD and myself, no one is perfect. Stop looking at MAN for the answers to your life LOOK at GOD he’s the answer to your life or SATAN is your answer its’ your choice. IF people want to give their money to the man of GOD they can do this, it is not your business. GOD shine on the JUST and the UNJUST. Everyone will have their chance to be judge by GOD. He is the RULER, and he has all the power. SATAN only comes to see whom he may devour. This was on my mind

    GOD BLESS you all.

  243. Leuvell says:

    IT IS YOUR BUSINESS STOP BEING ON THE SIDELINES… GET INVOLVED! U NEED TO READ UR BIBLE! IT’S OBVIOUS U HAVEN’T READ 2 timothy 3

    16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for instruction in righteousness:

    17That the MAN OF GOD may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

    IF THE BIBLE TELLS US TO USE SCRIPTURE FOR REPROOF, & CORRECTION, WHO ARE YOU TO SAY OTHERWISE?

  244. MIke says:

    The WORD teaches to GIVE as your lead. God blesses the GIVER for there faithfulness. Giving to false teachers or areas that are not Bible based are for you to determine.

    Those that may use funds given to works proclaiming for GOD but use for self will be JUDGE by GOD.

    I caution ALL to seek FIRST THE KINGDOM! Many of these men listed have gained ROYALTIES from BOOKS-TAPES-MUSIC as other things. Why can’t they live accordingly from what they have done…. In the WORD those that had gave but GOD did not take away there spoils, when they served HIM he gave them MORE increase….. OBAMA is taking from the rich to give to the POOR… Why aren’t you all in a UP EVIL about that!!!

  245. Leuvell says:

    How many give to bums on the corner? Peeps judge their use of the money…he said give 2 the poor u people give to the rich…and sorry aint no one making 50 million off books…yall giving for an increase and not from the heart?…WOW…Why are u worried about the world (Obama)? We are talking bout Christians who are no part of this world…well…some of us…AND WERE TALKING LEADERS!

    SINCE WHEN DOES WHAT THE WORLD DOES DICTATE WHAT WE CAN DO? I GUESS IF OBAMA WAS GAY THAT MAKES IT OK FOR US 2 HUH? SMH…CARNAL MINDS.

  246. Deborah Bradshaw says:

    I cannot understand why people of God has to be so into themselves. If youall would take that money and try to help the needy, you would show yourself a person of GOD. I do not understand why you men and women of money canot live a normal life. You have people losing homes, living in cars and on the streets,and youall cannot help. Do something around the world to show your faithfulness. Give up some of your materials and your money. If you are a true giver you will get back many folds. People do not need the luxury that youall have to be happy.

  247. Tracy Mincey says:

    First of all, we serve a perfect God. People frown down on preachers who live in luxury but I feel that if you work for God, you should look like you work for God. Why does God’s representatives have to be poor. Does not God own everything.
    On the other hand, if you are a preacher of a mega church, you should have many
    organizations that help people in need, like soup kitchens, homeless shelters and
    food pantries Also if there are members in need a church should be able to help them. I know that you have to pay your tithesbut when members can’t get any help when they are in a bind they feel like why am I putting money into a church that cant’s help me when I am in financial need. The people in the first church, brough their wealth to the church and it was distributed according to people’s need. MAY GOD HELP US TO BETHE REAL CHURCH, SO THAT WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. FOR THE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT THIER ARE NOT GENUINE REPRESENTATIVES OF GOD IN THE WORLD, I ‘M TELLING YOU THERE IS..

  248. Leuvell says:

    @ Juanita ur preaching another Jesus! Don’t worry I did the work 4 yall…go back up and read previous posts…JESUS WAS NOT RICH ON EARTH…A BABE CAN READ THE WORD & COMPREHEND THAT…PLEASE DON’T TAKE MY WORD…”SEARCH” THE SCRIPTURES.

  249. Mike says:

    If you want to give your 10% to God then why not go down to your local Mission or soup kitchen and give them a check every week? Why give it to a ministry? Do you think they know better where to distribute your money? Or God’s money? If more people gave their tithings to local food shelters or homeless shelters then we could be helping so many more people on this earth. I dont have an issue with pastors making money but more of your tithings would be better served at the local shelters then some of it going to help someone then the rest paying for a ministry’s upkeep and paying their bills. As a matter of fact I am going to do just that. Give my tithings to a local shelter rather than a ministry.

  250. donald says:

    This is the problem throughout america.Over the years our skin has gotten thicker due to all the things that happen,and no one is shocked any more about anything that happens.And the preachers think they are above the laws of man,and the laws of god.This bishop Is no bishop any anyone,s book that can see what he is really her for And that is to pad his bank account with a few million before ,he retires or goes to jail first.My guestion is are there any honest preachers left in the world?I guess we will find out on judgment day!

  251. Regina says:

    Luke 17:2
    It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

    People be carefull what you say and who you say it about.
    You may speak something on your self that can’t be prayed off.

  252. Marty Moore says:

    There are people defending the opulent life style of these preachers. There is nothing wrong with wealth as long as it is gained honestly. Using all kind of trickery and false teaching to separate people from their money is wrong. Also no where in the New Testament do you see the apostle and men of God profiting from preaching and spreading the word of God. These snake oil sales today have turned the word of God into a business that supports their flamboyant life styles. How many of these false teachers could afford their lavish life style aside from using the word of God as their way of acquiring the large sum of money that they accumulate?

  253. CARIBBEAN MAN says:

    why waste time if my first comment was ignored.

  254. Carol says:

    It’s funny how noone ever has a problem when houses (such as the one owned by Creflo Dollar) are owned by athletes, singers, rappers, designers, producers, entertainmetn moguls, actors and actresses. From what I have been hearing lately, they are some of the ones not paying taxes. The word “prosper” is not only designated for the non-believers only, but also to those of the Household of Faith! Especially them!

  255. Leuvell says:

    @ Carol because they are of the world like you…TRUE Christians are not of this world…so we don’t do things, because the world does it, nor do we compare ourselves to them, and we don’t COVET what the world has.

  256. Robin Hood says:

    The church is so full of these fools. Next they will be passing the cool aide like Jim Jones did and these stupid people would drink it if told to do it

  257. watson says:

    I have read most of these comments and it seem as though Leuvell not only reads the bible but studys it just as much. Most of the other comments are so lame. it,s not worth commenting on. Keep up the good work LEUVELL.

  258. Leuvell says:

    @ Watson thanks, sometimes I want 2 throw my hands up & say forget it, but seeing the sheep scattered and lost hurts me but also lets me know many won’t receive sound doctrine because we are near the end of this age. If it were possible they might deceive even the elect so, our Father will shorten these days.

  259. Leuvell says:

    @ Regina you do know that Jesus is referring to Children & not pastors?

    Meaning it would be more applicable to the four boys rather than a giant figure like an Eddie Long (not saying he’s guilty, just saying if we ARE going to defend anyone it should be the children and not powerful men)

    matthew 18

    1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

    2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

    3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

    4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

    6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

  260. Leuvell says:

    ARE WE ALLOWED TO JUDGE?…YES, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO…

    1. John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, BUT JUDGE righteous judgment.

    2. There is a book in the Bible called…JUDGES!

    3. Moses chose Judges…EXODUS18:25

    4. The Bible tells us we shall be judges (gods). PSALMS 82.

    5. Paul said we shall judge the angels. 1 CORINTHIANS 6:3

    NO DOUBT MANY WILL SAY THE BIBLE SAYS NOT TO JUDGE. MATTHEW 7:1-5

    1. IT SAYS NOT TO JUDGE IN HYPOCRISY…(EXAMPLE) YOU CAN’T BE A PREACHER JUDGING HOMOSEXUALS & @ THE SAME TIME BEING ONE YOURSELF. REFER TO THE BOOK OF ROMANS THE 2ND CHAPTER.

  261. Leuvell says:

    @ SISTER OF THE LORD…many of us aren’t envious nor do we care about the “cares of this world”(MARK 4:19) and DON’T WANT TREASURES UPON THIS EARTH WE SEEK THE TREASURES IN HEAVEN (MATTHEW 6:19-24). GOD doesn’t need our help…but he does use us…WE ARE ALL CALLED TO MINISTER (MATTHEW 28:19-20).

  262. Leuvell says:

    PEOPLE IF THE “WORLD” MAKES CELEBS OR ENTERTAINERS RICH ARE U SHOCKED BY THAT? WE ARE TAUGHT THAT “THAT THE WORLD LOVES ITS OWN”! WE ARE NOT PART OF THEM…DON’T CONFORM TO THE WORLD “BUT BE RENEWED BY THE TRANSFORMING OF YOUR MIND!” If u can’t distinguish a Christian’s lifestyle from the world…then there is a problem.

  263. Leuvell says:

    JESUS RICH OR POOR?…FINALLY THE TRUTH IS REVEALED!

    MARY’S OFFERING WAS ONE OF A POOR WOMAN…SHE OFFERED A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons INSTEAD OF A lamb!

    LUKE 2: 21And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

    22And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;

    23(As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)

    24And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

    LEVITICUS 12:8 If she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.’ ”

    LEVITICUS 14:21 And if he be poor, and cannot get so much; then he shall take one lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make an atonement for him, and one tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering, and a log of oil;

    22And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.

    23And he shall bring them on the eighth day for his cleansing unto the priest, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, before the LORD.

  264. Elkanah says:

    The book of revelations speak of the merchants of babylon who buy and sell. Jesus said that free;y you have received , freely give. Look at those book and cd tables. Are they all giving freely. No, because they are not living by faith but by the money the sheep are coerced into giving. For those who support these lavish lifestyles Study micah 3 , Jer 23, Ezek 34 and you will learn what God has to say.

  265. Nita Robinson says:

    I know for a fact that Eddie Long’s church does a lot for the less fortunate. And of course if you are doing the work of the Lord, he (God) will see to your every need.

  266. Leuvell says:

    @ Nita I am quite sure the rich man did alot but is alot enough? When Jesus told the rich man to give all his things away and follow him did he? How many would do that today…How many could the Bishop help if he lived modestly instead of EXCESS U DO KNOW EXCESS IS A SIN RIGHT? Yes, Bishop needs a car but does he need a Bentley or multiple cars? Yes, Bishop needs a house but does he need a Mansion to further the gospel…how many could be helped with the millions spent on luxury don’t compare the Bishop to entertainers because they didn’t take a job to help the poor he did…they are of the word…he isn’t supposed to be.

  267. jennifer says:

    Homosexual..PERVERSION.. PEDOPHILE…SODOMY… _ Watch This : Abomination. Damnation !! !!!

  268. jennifer says:

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  269. Ericka says:

    Yes your are right Eddie Long does alot for the unfortunate, but is it necessary to live so lavish, and not just Eddie Long, alot of other pastures also. What makes him better than Jesus he has more that what he truly needs and you know it come on a $315,000.00 car that’s rediculus. Jesus rode a Donkey not even a horse, and i am not saying Eddie shoudn’t have a bentley if he wants one but don’t be in the church passing the tray around for a pasture offering because the pasture don’t need nothing. (just kidding). NO maybe he’s blessed or maybe he is just plain greedy. We all should stop worrying about what other people are doing and start doing what GOD says. Let GOD deal with Eddie Long with his little greedy self.

  270. Leuvell says:

    VERY TRUE @ ERICKA…and the donkey was borrowed at that!

  271. cynthia says:

    leuvell you are so stupid, stupid your the one that would sell your own child to follow up behind a devil like eddie long you are so stupid and dumb i can’t even stqand to see your leuvell on my web stie….your are stupid and dumb…we all know we are not perfect but this man playing god bringing what he think is the words..using god name for pleasure stop been so dumb and stupid…he rape those boys and he didn’t even said he didn’t what man going to get up in front of a tv show and said i am not a perfect man he also fail to said i didn’t rape anyone that what he should have say..but leuvell he didn’t, don’t be stupid…he guilty as the squirrel wearing on his head….guilty. liar..rape those kids and how many more.

  272. cynthia says:

    well good for her it good she read and study but so did satan, he know every bible verse there so watson you stupid to….satan was a angel in heaven everybody know the bible but that don’t means they live, i beleive she stupid and would sell her soul for a dime a lot’s of street walker know the bible that means they live by it watson you are stupid little sissy…stop let these preacher do what they what…people like leuvell and watson will let a preacher kill there own mom for a dime.

  273. cynthia says:

    it good he does a lot’s for the one’s who don’t have so i am guess that were all the young boy he was walking by and touching on there butt…black people..

  274. Leuvell says:

    @ CYNTHIA READ MY POST…BEFORE U COMMENT…U MAKE URSELF LOOK VERY STUPID BY REPLYING AND NOT READING…IT SEEMS U KNOW EVERYTHING BUT YOUR OWN IGNORANCE….I POSTED AT LEAST 20 POSTS ON HERE AND ITS PRETTY OBVIOUS U TAKE THINGS OUT OF CONTEXT OR HAVE NO COMPREHENSION SKILLS….AND BY CALLING ME STUPID U HAVE SHOWN UR FRUIT TO BE ROTTEN….

  275. Leuvell says:

    I WILL ACCEPT YOUR APOLOGY AFTER YOU HAVE READ MY POSTS STARTING FROM THE END OF SEPTEMBER….THAT’S THE PROB WITH PEOPLE TODAY THE JUMP BUT DON’T KNOW THE FACTS….SMH….AND LAUGHING …BECAUSE THE POSTS ARE POSTED AND U DIDN’T EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO READ….U JUDGED YOURSELF….SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO JUDGE YOURSELF….A BABE CAN SEE WHERE I STOOD AND STAND….

  276. Leuvell says:

    YOU ARE VERY SLOW…CONSIDERING ALL MY POST WERE CONDEMNING FALSE PROPHETS NEXT TIME READ…THEN LEARN HOW TO SPELL…PEOPLE NAME CALL…BECAUSE THEIR BRAINS ARE TO SMALL TO COME UP WITH BETTER WORDS TO EXPRESS THEM SELVES LOL….I AM NOT MAD…U R JUST CONFUSED…IT TAKES JUST 5 SECONDS TO START @ SEPTEMBER 26, 2010 ON THESE POSTS…IT’S JUST SO FUNNY U COMMENTED WITH OUT READING….THE ANGER YOU HAVE SHOW THAT U R NOT CHRIST’S DISCIPLE…BY LOVE MEN SHALL KNOW WHO IS WHO….AND AFTER U READ…NO DOUBT U WILL WISH U COULD DELETE UR POSTS….BECAUSE I WAS THE MAIN ONE TALKN ABOUT THE PREACHERS….AND IF U COULD COMPREHEND U WOULD SEE I WAS AGREEING WITH HER BECAUSE SHE SAID PASTORS DON’T NEED ALL THE EXCESS …COMPREHEND….PLEASE COMPREHEND

  277. Leuvell says:

    @ CYNTHIA AGAIN ARE U LIKE 7 YRS OLD?….DID U EVEN GO THROUGH THE POSTS OR DID U JUST RESPOND?….ANYONE WHO MAKES UP THEIR MINDS AND COMMENTS WITHOUT READING, HEARING OR KNOWING THE FACTS MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT…AND SIS I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE YOUR THAT DUMB SO I AM GOING TO GIVE U THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT…ITS OBVIOUS U DIDN’T READ MY POSTS NOR THE OTHERS START AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER THEN KEEP GOING DOWN UNTIL U GET TO TODAY OR JUST GO BACKWARDS FROM TODAY BACK…UR PROB GONNA LAUGH AT YOURSELF….ITS ALL GOOD THOUGH JUST TAKE IT AS A LESSON NOT TO JUMP SO FAST AND LEARN THE FACTS B4 U RESPOND…ON HERE NO ONE KNOWS WHO U R…U MAY NOT WANT TO DO THAT IN PUBLIC AND EMBARRASS YOURSELF MOST LIKELY U STAND WHERE I STAND ON THE ISSUES U JUST DIDN’T BOTHER TO READ….I PUT MY FAITH IN NO PASTORS MATTER OF FACT I DON’T EVEN BELIEVE IN PASTORS…OR CHURCH LEADERS SO ITS PRETTY OBVIOUS U HAVEN’T READ….LOL…THIS IS SO FUNNY!….YOU SAY “BLACK PEOPLE”…THAT’S THE PROB WITH US WE DON’T BOTHER TO LEARN THE FACTS!

  278. Leuvell says:

    @ CYNTHIA READ THE POST FROM OCT 2 ALSO THEN SMACK YOURSELF LOL!

  279. Tricia Walker says:

    The regular ‘Praiseathons’ to raise funds that are on the various God channels here in the uk are a disgrace. The psychological pressure that is put on christians to give and the deceit is unbelievable. To use the Word of God in such a deceitful lying way is horrendous. Ever likely Christians have such a bad press. The ticker tape along the bottom of these programmes tells you who has given and how much (totally wrong anyway – the Bible says don’t let your right hand know what your left hand is giving). When you see that people from 3rd world countries like Africa and India are giving it breaks your heart. They aught to be the ones receiving. I can’t understand how these charlatans dare to do it.By the way I do believe God wants to bless us and give us enough for our own needs and also have some to bless others with, but these monstrously big ministries where their leaders live like celebrities is a shame on the Christian church and I just don’t know how anybody can justify it.

  280. john doe says:

    ok, people more than likely you don’t know anything about God and how he operates. If Preachers are po you got something if they are well to do you got something to say. You try doing the job. You may find out it’s not as easy and glamorous as you think………Where do you want the people of god to live, in the slums? Is that what you think? Then you may make a statement like what kind of God are you serving if he can’t take of his people. My final statement, You get saved for real and show everybody else how its done.

  281. Leuvell says:

    Shepherds work for a crown, not worldly riches…read ur bible….all are supposed to preach…stop expecting others to do it!…ALL CHRISTIANS ARE SUPPOSED TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL…LOOK UP THE GREEK WORDS FOR PASTORS AND BISHOPS…YOU HAVE IT TWISTED…ALL EXCESS IS SIN PERIOD…IT’S FUNNY HOW PEOPLE CLAIM TO KNOW THE BIBLE…BUT THEIR OWN WORDS PUT THEM ON BLAST!

  282. Leuvell says:

    IF U GUYS TRULY READ UR BIBLES AND NOT JUST SIT UP IN A PROSPERITY CHURCH U WOULD KNOW UR ARE BEING TAUGHT A PERVERSION OF THE GOSPEL! PERIOD! MARY OFFERED 2 PIGEONS AND 2 TURTLE DOVES IN LUKE AFTER JESUS BIRTH…LEVITICUS TELLS US A WOMAN IS SUPPOSED TO OFFER A LAMB, BUT IF SHE IS POOR SHE CAN OFFER 2 PIGEONS OR 2 TURTLE DOVES…NOW WHICH PASTOR IS GREATER THAN CHRIST SINCE HE CLAIMS YOU AND HE DESERVES ALL THESE WORLDY RICHES…DIDN’T JESUS DENY THOSE WHEN TEMPTED?…JESUS HAD NO WHERE TO LAY HIS HEAD, NO DONKEY, NO HOUSE TO EAT PASSOVER, AND NO GRAVE TO BE BURIED IN..HE OWNED NOTHING THOSE ABOVE THINGS I MENTIONED…HE BORROWED THOSE….GET IN YOUR BIBLES. ON JUDGMENT DAY THERE WILL BE NO EXCUSE BECAUSE GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS!

  283. watson says:

    leuvell l have been talking to people about how well you expain the word of god.Your so right giving comes from the heart ,god has blessed you with a gift to rightly divide his word. If only more people had this gift .god bless you keep up the very good work untill jesus comes again.

  284. patricia says:

    I don’t know what Bishop Long did or didn”t do. But I did notice that never did he say, “I am innocent or I did not do this or I’m falsely accused. ” What I did hear him say was, ” I’m gonna fight this”. and the congregation went wild! One more thing. I keep reading that the Bishop does a lot for the community. Come on people! The Bishop doesn’t give, it’s the church thats giving and he gets the credit ! God’s messangers don’t need jets! The Bishop isn’t the only one buying jets with the people’s money. Atlanta, GA. has so many homeless people. Why not build more places for the homeless? The upkeep on the jet could build a homeless shelter, probably more than one.shelter. God has said “ENOUGH”.

  285. john says:

    DaShonda please read your bible …… Jay-z Beyonce are entertainers…. how can you compare? Instead of buying ajet plane. How about donated to a family in need ?

  286. Ade says:

    God chooses to bless those He chooses to bless in whatever form. The Why, Who, When and Where is not for us to decide. What we need to concern ourselves with is obeying God. So if God says give, you give. If He says tithe, you tithe, if He says give offering, you give offering. If you are not so confident that the funds are being used correctly, then you look for a place where you know your money will be used to feed the poor etc and you go give.

    Believers are called to be obedient to the Word of God. Let’s get to doing what it says. If some preacher has been involved in the misuse of funds that does not mean we stop doing what God has told us to do. If you do, you will be disobeying God. And the other thing is this. I believe there are some preachers that God has blessed. If God has given it to them. Please allow them to enjoy the blessings of God in peace.

    i hear many complain that preachers have this and that and that they must have used church funds etc. My question is how do you know? Without any concrete proof, for the fear of God, my advise is that it’s best not to say what you don’t know. If the allegation is true then it must be dealt with accordingly even to the point of involving the law. But if you don’t know believers don’t get involved in spreading rumours, for your own sake.

    And for those that say Jesus was not rich and so therefore we shouldn’t also then how do you explain this?
    Abraham was rich, so was Jacob, so was Daniel, so was Boaz, so was Jabez, so was Saul, so was David, so was Solomon, so was Job.

    And for those that say all believers are supposed to be financially rich, I say this also.
    Likewise some others weren’t for example Paul and I think the other disciples too.

    So how then do you harmonise seemingly contrasting statements? The bible said Paul was told what he must suffer for the gospel. Could Paul have changed his lot simply by sowing financially? I don’t think so.
    For me what I think is this. God’s general will for us is to prosper. All children of God (even the ones that are not rich) prosper if you understand that prosperity is not only in financial terms.
    There are some that may have to go through hardship (and we all do in one way or another) which could be financial hardship for some for the sake of the gospel.

    So how do we know what we have to endure or will not have to endure for a season or even a lifetime? Well you ask God. Paul was told what he would have to go through. Because God’s general will for His children is for us to prosper does not mean that everyone will be wealthy. It all depends on what you will have to endure in this lifetime. I know some may say it’s because you don’t tithe etc but I’m sure Paul must have tithed?

    And so will all tithe giving/offering giving believers be financially rich? Not necessarily. Will God supply and meet the needs of all believers? Yes. Paul did not die of hunger even though he wasn’t rich. God will give each believer what He knows they need. If you don’t get it, you may not be walking in faith or it may be that God knows that that it is not what you need. But if God knows you need it, He will supply it.

    At Leuvell, you mentioned Mary gave 2 pigeons because she couldn’t afford to bring a lamb. But notice that she gave of the little she had. She didn’t sit and complain about the priest spending all the money on buying grain and wheat. She just did what God had told her to do. This is what we should do. Give whatever we have out of a heart of love for God.

    With re: Pastor Eddie Long. Rather than comment. I wonder if any one has simply stopped to pray for this man. If you haven’t this is what we as believers are meant to do.

    God bless you all.

  287. Leuvell says:

    Jacob like his father was a Prince of Israel…Daniel was not rich he was an adviser for the King David, Saul and Solomon were kings…Kings are rich…if u remember JESUS KINGDOM WAS NO PART OF THIS WORLD…No one ever said Mary complained about giving that was used to show she wasn’t rich..Jesus said give ALL YOU HAVE TO THE POOR AND FOLLOW ME…DID U GIVE ALL OR PARTIAL? JESUS NEVER SAID TO TITHE…WE NEED TO REALLY READ FOR OURSELVES IT’S GETTING OLD READING WHAT POSTERS PASTORS SAID TO THEM…WHAT DID THE BIBLE SAY?…NOT ONCE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT DOES IT TELL US TO TITHE…SHOW ME PROOF…NOW U WANNA GO BACK TO THE OLD TEST ON TITHING…BUT WAIT CHRISTIANS SAY CHRIST DESTROYED THAT LAW SO IF IT IS ABOLISHED WHY ARE U TITHING?…YES THE BIBLE SAYS NOT TO MUZZLE THE OX WE ARE TO PROVIDE FOR THE “BASIC” NEEDS NOT EXCESS ALL EXCESS IS SINFUL PERIOD.
    THE TITHES WERE FOR THE TRIBE OF LEVI SHOW ME A PASTOR FROM THAT TRIBE AND I WILL TITHE TO TO HIM…GRAIN, ANIMALS AND ETC…BECAUSE THEY DID NOT TITHE MONEY AND THEY DID HAVE MONEY IN THOSE DAYS….THE TITHE WENT TO THE LEVITES WHO HAD NO PROMISED LAND…NO CROPS, ANIMALS AND ETC…AND EVERY THIRD YEAR THE TITHE WAS FOR ORPHANS, WIDOWS, HOMELESS, POOR AND U YOURSELF COULD EAT OFF OF THE TITHE…PLEASE STOP WITH THE FALSE BIBLE TEACHINGS OR LEARN HOW TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH…BECAUSE ALL ARE NOT MEANT TO BE TEACHERS.

  288. Mehwish waseem says:

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  289. Leuvell says:

    The gospel is free!…Now more people wanna jump on the money making band wagon smh?

  290. Sandra says:

    Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
    -Psalm 37:4

    If the ministers are guilty, God will judge and punish them. I think people who are Christians should be greatly blessed. Working toward my own mansion! Amen?

  291. Sandra says:

    Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
    -Psalm 37:4

    If the ministers are guilty of wrongdoing, God will judge and punish them. I think people who are Christians should be greatly blessed. Why is it okay for athletes, movie stars, rock stars, politicians and other celebrities to live luxuriously, but wrong for Christians or ministers??? I think we should be blessed so that we can be a blessing to others, and I also believe we should have the best of everything God has to offer. Working toward my own mansion! Amen?

  292. LEUVELL says:

    @ SANDRA FOR THE I MILLIONTH TIME…U SAID IT ALREADY AND IF U READ THE PREVIOUS POSTS U’D UNDERSTAND….THEY ARE ATHLETES, ACTORS, AND ETC…THEY ARE GETTING PAID FOR THEIR TALENT…NOT PREACHERS…AND THE MOST IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE OF THE WORLD OR WORLDY…NOW MANY FALSE CHRISTIANS CLAIM TO BE SAVED OR BORN AGAIN BUT YET THEY ARE WORLDLY AND CARE ABOUT MATERIAL THINGS OF THE WORLD SO THEY ARE WORLDLY AND NOT CHRISTIANS…WHICH ARE U DAUGHTER? ARE U A TRUE CHRISTIAN OR WORLDLY?….CAUSE IF UR DESIRES DON’T MATCH UP WITH GOD’S U AINT GETTING THE DESIRES OF UR HEART BECAUSE U ARE NOT IN HIS WILL!

  293. Takeo says:

    THANK JESUS THE SON OF GOD FOR BEING MY LORD MY SAVIOUR FOREVER BLOOD OF JESUS REDEEMED ME BIND ALL JUDGEMENT TO JESUS AND JUSTICE “JESUS SAID THE FATHER JUDGES NO ONE ALL JUDGEMENT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE SON HE WHO HONORS THE SON HONORS THE FATHER”John5:22

  294. Gina - a Kingdom Heir says:

    God’s Word (the BIBLE – for those of you that don’t know) says that those who are not of/in God’s Kingdom are blind. Have any of you filled out an offering envelope? Most offering envelopes have catagories that you can check as to where you want your offering to go. ( i.e. missions, food pantry, general, or PASTOR etc.) This means if people want to “give” their $$$ to bless the pastor…they can! HELLO! Perhaps you would like me to tell you how to spend your $$$. God’s word says that GOD owns it all. He owns the gold, the silver, the diamonds….the cattle on a thousand hill, etc………..HE OWNS IT ALL. There is nothing in the Bible that says that you have to be poor if you are a Christian. God has also placed us on earth to be stewarts of HIS stuff. Now it is what you do with HIS stuff and what HE gives to you and how you go about DOING with it that can get you into trouble. Just because a man of God/preacher etc. lives in a mansion does not mean that there is stealing going on. I do not care what color the person skin is!!! If GOD gave it to them and it is theirs, can they not do what they want to with what belongs to them? We all have the choice whether or not to do sinful things with what God gives to us/belongs to us however; that is between you and God. GOD BLESSES HIS OBEDIENT. Who rules your heart? Are you obedient or are you being disobedient and therefore living in lack/poverty and in your bitterness and jealousy are sitting around judging others? Have you plucked the beam from your own eye so you can see RIGHT before trying to pluck the spinter out of someone elses eye. If you have something in your eye blinding you how can you even see to take something out of someone elses eye? You may want to get your life right with God and then HE will give you understanding of Kingdom principals. God loves you as He created you. HIS desire is to BLESS you and give you GOOD things. He is patient and is waiting for you to seek HIM. Don’t wait too long or before it is too late. God loves you and wants you with Him in His kingdom for all eternity however; the choice is “yours”. HOW? Ask Jesus to come into and rule your heart. You must recieve God’s son/Jesus as He is the only way. LOL.

  295. LEUVELL says:

    It is of no use to no longer respond these are the lasts days and a persons lusts of his heart is very rampant all of these “christians” feel they are “entitled” to “worldly” lust and taking scripture out of context when read with the whole chapter…they apply scriptures to these they know not or were taught by men in these lasts very few are led by the spirit. :(

  296. Omphemetse Motasa says:

    IS IT A PRBLM NOWADAYS TO BE BLESED AS THEY ARE,OR NOW WE PUT A LIMIT ON GOD,THOSE ARE ANOINTED MAN OF GOD

  297. Alberto says:

    Anoninted Man of God they are… See the world doesn’t understand the blessing so they point the finger and say something illegal has to be going on…but hey Jesus did say that we would suffer persecution,there are plenty of scriptures that back up prosperity,there’s even scriptures that tell that WEALTH AND RICHES would be in our home,that God takes pleasure in the prosperity of his sevants…bottom line is Gos is good… And creflo and them are faithful men of God…bless

  298. Alberto says:

    God is good

  299. rachel says:

    What ever they drive or live in is not of my concern, they have touched the lives of many people and have blessed many people. God is in control of anything that is not done right and if they have misused the funds, they will answer to the Lord. But you are not to judge and blame those who are an open book to the world while preaching the Gospel. Anyone who knows the word of God, wont want to cheat the Lord in any form. God knows the heart of man, and if someone finds an opportunity to do his duty and bring out the so called truth, is also going to answer to God.
    Open the word, read, seek Him…why spend your time finding what is wrong in others, look in the mirror first.

  300. watson says:

    Leuvell i know how you feel but remember the word of God talks about those who will have itching ear, the blind leading the blind, and not to cast your pearls before swine, which unfortunately it looks like you have been doing. not many will build there life upon the word of God. i think your right it must be the last days i don’t think they would get it even if GOD told them himself?

  301. watson says:

    what most people fail to understand is that the true BLESSING of ABRAHAM are not materialistic but spiritual like being forgiven for you SINS if most studied their bibles instead of their pastors they would understand this. If the blessing are materialistic then most people in the world are still waiting for ABRAHAM’S BLESSINGS. But if ABRAHAM’S blessings are to be forgiven of your SINS then the whole world can be blessed [ NOTE] David said blessed is the man whose sins are forgiven the apostle Paul links that saying with ABRAHAM’S BLESSINGS THERE IS NO GREATER BLESSING THAN TO BE FORGIVEN OF YOUR SINS.once people learn this,they will not be so easily fooled. now why do i feel i am casting my pearls among swine i hope not.

  302. watson says:

    i have never been fooled into paying tithes but i do give freely like the bible tell me to. for those of you that think that by paying or giving your tithes God is going to open the window of heaven so that you can be blessed with riches etc .if you are still poor and struggling then sorry you are a poor advertisement for this part of Gods word. i was in a church one day and the preacher said all those that want a financial blessing put your hand up, then he said don’t put your hands up if you do not pay your tithes because you are cursed with a curse. at that point about 200 people put their hands, up (I suppose these are the ones who were paying tithes) out of about 300. my point is why did 200 people need a financial blessing what happen to the windows of heaven, it seem to me that they were no better off that those who did not pay their tithes. this just goes to prove that this scripture used in Malachi was never intended for the people of God to day. the only ones that are really being made rich are the ones that are receiving the tithes, even if they are right. I guarantee you that if i was to receive tithes from today i would be financially OK. Last thing the rain falls on the just and unjust so just stand and whatever God sends down receive it.

  303. Hawk says:

    I was raised Catholic and now I attend a non-denominational church. In the Catholic church, the priest did live a life of simplicity, nothing more, nothing less. Our priest actually used money from church and his salary to help pay tuition for the students of the church to attend private schools because the public schools were crap. My church that I attend now is considered a mega chruch. However, i see major differences in my church than many other mega churches. The one thing I can’t understand is if God says if you see a need then you own that need, and should do whatever you can to fulfill it, then what happens to the needs we see everyday? I can understand when you sow into your church, God’s house, then you will be blessed spiritually and financially. And that’s cool. However, do you have to be lavish about it? Do you really need a jet? I’m not that familiar with the bible, but I’m sure wants do not trump needs and the needs of others. Jesus helped and lived, and he was God’s servant. He was not living a lavish life and he could have if he wanted to. I guess what, I’m saying is that the money you spent to build this mansion could have fed a startving country for yrs to come, or help people get clean water, or help rebuild Haiti or Brazil, or whatever needs that we see everyday. And the reason they are being targeted is because they are considering themselves servants of God, and we as people expect them to be just that. Our idea of servants are not rich people. It only makes it worse when other celebrity pastors criticize your lifestyle. They have the same money if not more, and they choose to do/be different. People will have their time on judgement day, however our government can care less about judgement day.

  304. watson says:

    THERE ARE MANY THAT SOW INTO THE CHURCH THAT ARE NOT FINANCIALLY BLESSED WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN THAT THE TRUE BLESSING ARE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, THAT IS THE ONLY BLESSING WE TRULY NEED. THINK OF IT, WHO ARE THE ONES THAT ARE TRULY GAINING BY TELLING YOU TO PAY TITHES SO THAT THEY? SORRY I MEAN YOU WILL BE FINANCIALLY BLESSED. WHY ARE YOU STILL BROKE THEN, THINK ABOUT THAT DON’T WORRY THANK GOD THAT HAVING RICHES IS NOT THE TRUE BLESSING AS I HAVE ALREADY EXPLAINED.

  305. Tony Stocker says:

    Creflo Dollars Mnsion is awsome, keep up the good work Dr. Dollar.

  306. seriously????? says:

    Oh my goodness. Some things you just have to read to believe. Christians are really not on the same page. Ignorance, can no longer be your excuse. Know what you should know.There were so many comments, I couldn’t read them all, but does anyone go to Pastor Dollar’s church? Or attend his church regularly? Wow, go, sit, hear, and listen. Then go again, and sit, hear, listen. Then go again, and sit, hear and listen. You will need spiritual ears. That means having the Holy Ghost with you before you get there, and if you don’t have him, he’ll be there waiting for you to receive him. Then, let God discern for you if this man is a crook or deceiving the church out of their money. I am a member of his church in New York. Thought the same thing about him before I was saved. Thought the same thing after I was saved. UNTIL, I went, sat, heard and listened and listened and listened and listened. Don’t allow yourself to continue to be deceived, when you haven’t tried to find out the truth, and then when you find your truth was wrong, because of ignorance, thank God for revealing the truth to you. There’s something so right, when we can admit that we were wrong. I thank God for Pastor Dollar. Don’t be so quick to talk about what you do not know. God bless all of you who commented. Don’t be destoyed because of your continuous lack of knowledge.

  307. kaizer says:

    People should start taking God serious, there is nothing wrong with being blessed by the Lord. i have came to realize that Satan is not a joke, he is trying to destroy the Church through gossip and lies.

  308. Lillian says:

    If we are true Christian we know the true meaning of BLESSINGS and GIVING. There is no way any of these Men or Women of God is twisting your arm to give any money to them. They Preach the word of God AS they are lead by the Holy Spirit. Only the people that truely believe and have the faith as small as a mustred seed and hope to be bless in giving for the Kingdom of God. If you do read the BIBLE and its teaching then gainning the knowledge and understanding will not make you judge to quick about them.God Bless! GAIN THE KNOWLEDGE AND DON’T BE TO QUICK TO JUDGE!

  309. lcwd says:

    i have to ask myself wwjd–what would jesus do–well we know from history jesus was not mega rich with mansions and planes so why should these preachers since they are following in jesus’ footsteps and encouraging others to do so also.

  310. Donna says:

    It’s unfortunate that so many are completely “BRAINWASHED”. I absolutely believe that the “men/women of God should be blessed; however it’s an absolute ungodly DISGRACE that these individuals hide behind the pulpit to gain financial wealth, while their parishioners are suffering. LUKE 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. LUKE 15:24 For where your treasure is; there would your heart be also.
    The very Bible from which they preach teaches about CHARITY it teaches about HUMILITY, it teaches about alms giving. MATTHEW 7:21 Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus & the Rich Young Ruler!!! MATTHEW 19:16 And behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 19:17 If thou will enter into life, keep the commandments. Jesus recited the commandments unto the young man, however in 19:20 The young man saith unto him (Jesus) all these things have I kept from my youth up; what lack I yet? 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell all that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. I am compelled to share the 22nd verse: But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. 19:23 Then Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. 19:24 And again I (Jesus) say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God. To put it quite simple: there are too many poor and impoverished individuals in need of food, clothing and shelter for any individual who calls himself/herself ministers and servants of God to live in their wealthy earthly Kingdoms. WE REALLY NEED TO READ, UNDERSTAND AND LIVE IN THE WORD. Dont be fooled by the seductive and enticing words that these Spiritual Imposters preach. The very Bible reminds you that by their fruits, ye shall know them. MATTHEW 7:15 BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS, WHICH COME TO YOU IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, BUT INWARDLY THEY ARE RAVENING WOLVES. PROVERBS 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man;but the end thereof are the ways of death. In conclusion, I am a chosen Minister of God who made vow, that I will never be rich in worldly possessions, because I am compelled to distribute to the poor always. I am abundantly WEALTHY in the Lord. Thank God that all of my provisions are met daily. God gives to me because I give to the poor; If I am holding a loaf of bread in my left hand, my right hand is left empty so that I may break this loaf and share to those without; this is my philosophy.
    YES I am the organizer of a Charitable Organization; I pray that I am able to do CHARITY until the very day that I die. Psalm 41:1 BLESSED IS HE THAT CONSIDERETH THE POOR.
    I am Just one with great love and compassion for people!!! God Bless those who will read and understand my sentiments. We should not be preachers of the word only, we are compelled to be doers/first partakers of God’s word, leading by GOOD examples only.

  311. Donna says:

    There is a widespread “seed sowing” epidemic/gimmic, in too many churches today, I wonder what these lying pastors would do when the “LORD OF THE HARVEST” really puts in his appearance? Their approach is in extremely poor taste and quite transparent. They are quite neglectful of the fact that they have an accountto give.
    Parishioners should be taught to “TITHE” according to the Word of God for the upkeep of the Church and should also give a FREE-WILL offering; but should not be forced or compelled to do so. Free Will means giving willingly, not being forced; to be forced is not to be blessed. The Pastors should be cared for by the Church but within reason. God is being commercialized by these GREEDY PASTORS, and there is a price to be paid. They must give an account to GOD for the trickery used to extract monies from these poor individuals. I applaud Mr. Dollar for the Teaching that he shares; it’s absoulutely tremendous, but I am definately not in agreement with his lavish lifestyle. I do believe that he and others should live in comfort; enjoy many of the good things that God has to offer, but much of the EXCESS should be distributed to the poor. I have also followed Mr. Fred Price for many many years; however when he began to repeatedly boast of his wealth and his $270,000 car, he definately lost me. Of course all that I could think of are the many hungry souls that could be fed. It’s ok to boast about the Goodness of God because he does Bless his faithful ones as promised, but I believe that these individuals should use much more discretion in what they choose to put out across the airways; much of it is in poor taste and much of their irreverence is quite transparent. MAY THEIR EYES BE OPENED UNTO THE POOR. God dosen’t want our fragments; he want our very best. We are to share much of what we consider to be our best.

  312. glenn says:

    THE RANT ABOUT GREEDY PREACHERS, JUSTIFYING THEIR POSITION BY ACCUSING OTHERS OF BEING DISINGENUOUS. THEN THEY HAVE THE AUDACITY, THE UNMITIGATED GALL TO TALK BOUT THEIR PIOUS, RIGHTEOUS COMMITMENTS. QUOTING SCRIPTURE DOESN’T MAKE YOU MORE SINCERE, WHEN YOU ARE QUOTING SOME OF THOSE SCRIPTURES OUT OF CONTEXT! NOT ONLY IN THE TRANSLATIONS BUT ALSO IN THE INTERPRETATIONS. WE HAVE BEEN BAMBOOZLED TO BELIEVE THAT THE WEALTH ONLY BELONGS TO THE WICKED, WHEN THE WORD SPEAKS OF THE TRANSFERENCE OF WEALTH TO THOSE IN FINANCIAL NEED. WE SHOULD KNOW OUR ASSIGNMENTS AND APPOINTED TIMES AS WELL AS RECOGNIZING THE SEASON THAT YOU ARE IN. I HAVE KNOW IDEA WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO CONVEY BUT BELIEVE IN A HARVEST “SOWING AND REAPING” IS A PRINCIPLE NOT ONLY IN THE NATURAL BUT IN THE SPIRITUAL ALSO. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THESE “FALSE PROPHETS” ARE MISGUIDING THE FLOCK APPROACH THEM IN PERSON WITH YOUR ACCUSATIONS AND CONFRONT THEM FACE -TO FACE. INSTEAD OF HIDING BEHIND A BLOG AND TAKING CONDENMATORY ‘POTSHOTS” AT THEM AND IF YOU ALREADY HAVE WHY THE NEED FOR THIS?

  313. Mokie says:

    I didnt have the time to go threw all of the postings so forgive me if i post what someone else has said this is just coming from my heart, I am a believer in Jesus Christ , i do tithe I also listen to pastor Dollars word and have applied some of his principles in my life under the guideance of the Lord and Savior, I believe in the fact that God sees all and will deal with us all according to our wrong doing, the men and women of Pastor Dollars church are not helpless people brainwashed into giving of their tithes, they are aware of the word and aware if they are being swindled or not these are not poor souls as one might think God has blessed them for their obiedance not to Pastor Dollars pockets but to his word, if you know the word of God and are in your bible and in prayer you will be able to recognize false teaching and preaching, the pastors are not our God they cant force us in to thinking anything, after a while phony preach from the pocket pastors will be found out and loose not at all saying that this is what pastor Dollar is, i dont know I know that he preaches a sound docturine which you can find in the bible and upon praying on it and having a connection with God i dont find anything in the word that Ive heard to be misleading, I believe that these pastors are men, women and they have real issuies real problems real addictions they are examples of how God can work in our lives. They are not superhumans so why expect them to be perfect, why expect them to walk on water as if they are Jesus himself lets be real with ourselves. I dont think its any of my bussiness what Creflo or whom ever else is underfire does with the money all i know is that God requires it out of me and for my obideance i have been blessed in many ways not just finanical i believe that alot of times we tend to look for the down fall of others, “oh no hes not a man of God” Oh no shes not a woman of God” look at what they did. it is hard for us to believe that God is just that good, and awesome without a catch. It is our disbeielf in God that causes us to lurk and seek out the imperfections of his people. but the point still stands that we are required to tithe regaurdless of whatever, you will see his fruits in your life and if the person recieving the tithes are wrong in what they are doing that is the bussines of God not you, you judge how you want to be judged so i ask havent you done something wrong ever? So if God was merciful on you you need to be the same with everyone else basicly mind your bussines we have enough of it tend to, to not dig deep into someone elses. God is still Lord whether you believe it so why dont we worry about our own walk and let him deal with everyones elses pray for them and keep it moving

  314. Roxanne says:

    All you people out there who are poo pooing the pastors need to do a study on the word “envy” then you will see where “you” and your thoughts are…

  315. motherjones says:

    and they went and sold all that there was no want among them.

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