Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying, Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? (Jeremiah 5:20-31) Emphasis mine.
... and my people love to have it so - False teaching lightens the yoke of God’s Law, and removes His fear from the conscience: and with this, man is ready to be content. (Albert Barnes Notes on the Bible)
... and my people love to have it so - Are perfectly satisfied with this state of things, because they are permitted to continue in their sins without reproof or restraint. The prophets and the priests united to deceive and ruin the people. The prophets gave out false predictions; by their means the priests got the government of the people into their own hands; and so infatuated were the people that they willingly abandoned themselves to those blind guides, and would not hearken to the voice of any reformer. In my Old Bible the words stand thus: - Stonyng and mervailis ben made in the erthe, prophets prophecieden lesing; and prestis flappiden with joye with ther bondes, and my peple lovid siche thingis. False prophets and worldly priests have been in all ages the bane of religion, and the ruin of many souls. When profligate people stand up on behalf of profligate priests, corruption must then be at its height. (Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible)
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. (2 Timothy 3:12-13) [Emphasis mine]
All that would will live godly in our Messiah will suffer 1 what? Prosperity? Renown? Respect? Influence? PERSECUTION is what awaits the true child of God. Mark those who tell you otherwise, we have long been warned of their coming. Butevil men and seducers shall be... saying and doing things to the contrary perhaps? Things like getting people's focus on themself... on their potential, self esteem, purpose, wealth, prosperity, and kingdom now. Are you being prepared for the prophesied persecution friend, or are you being prosperously fattened up for the kill?
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. (Proverbs 23:23)
Truth is that by which the heart must be guided and governed, for without truth there is no goodness; no regular practices without right principles. It is by the power of truth, known and believed, that we must be kept back from sin and constrained to duty. The understanding must be well-informed with wisdom and instruction, and therefore, (1.) We must buy it, that is, be willing to part with any thing for it. He does not say at what rate we must buy it, because we cannot buy it too dear, but must have it at any rate; whatever it costs us, we shall not repent the bargain. When we are at expense for the means of knowledge, and resolved not to starve so good a cause, then we buy the truth. Riches should be employed for the getting of knowledge, rather than knowledge for the getting of riches. When we are at pains in searching after truth, that we may come to the knowledge of it and may distinguish between it and error, then we buy it. Dii laboribus omnia vendunt - Heaven concedes every thing to the laborious. When we choose rather to suffer loss in our temporal interest than to deny or neglect the truth then we buy it; and it is a pearl of such great price that we must be willing to part with all to purchase it, must make shipwreck of estate, trade, preferment, rather than of faith and a good conscience. (2.) We must not sell it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, any things in this world. Do not neglect the study of it, nor throw off the profession of it, nor revolt from under the dominion of it, for the getting or saving of any secular interest whatsoever. Hold fast the form of sound words, and never let it go upon any terms. (Mathew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, 1721 - Proverbs 23:23) Emphasis mine.
Creflo A Dollar
Has no formal theological training. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar. 9, 2000)
His doctorate in divinity is honourary only from Oral Roberts University, not in any way earned or valid from a theological and academic perspective. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar. 9, 2000)
Drives a black Rolls-Royce, flies to speaking engagements across the nation and Europe in a $5 million private jet, and lives in a $1 million home behind iron gates in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar. 9, 2000)
Has PPA's (Personal Pastoral Assistants - body guards folks) to prevent people from touching him and thus draining out his non existent anointing.
Lives in a $1 million home (which is equivalent to a 3+ million dollar home in Australian dollars - sheer opulence folks), owned by the church, in the Guilford Forest subdivision in southwest Atlanta. World Changers purchased another $1 million home on 27 acres in Fayette County in December 1999. As with almost all prosperity preaching churches and contrary to Scripture, Dollar's World Changer's Church has amassed a veritable fortune in real estate, mostly in College Park U.S.A. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar. 9, 2000)
As his World Changer's church grew, not surprisingly so too did Dollar's emphasis on prosperity. He is indeed a gifted guilt tripper! (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar. 9, 2000)
Much of his prosperity message, according to his church and his family members, is based on the teachings of friend, spiritual mentor and complete heretic Kenneth Copeland. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar. 9, 2000)
Claims the dinosaurs died out before man was created.
Denies the incarnate deity of Christ - Claims Christ was born an imperfect man who grew into his godhood, as can we... [for a small 'love offerin' y'all]. (Creflo Dollar Ministries: World Changers, 12/8/2002)
Claims people will never have the fruits of the Holy Spirit without money (TBN, July 20, 1999.)
Claims humans are gods (Creflo Dollar Changing your world, April 17, 2002, LeSea Broadcasting)
Claims to have equality with God.
Claims believers are not sinners saved by grace. (Creflo Dollar Changing your world, April 17, 2002, LeSea Broadcasting)
Claims John the Baptist was in prison because he doubted, and therefore was not right with God.
Wife Taffy, has been know to introduce him as "One who talks face to face with God, like Moses".
Claims 'tithing' will keep a believer in Heaven and out of Hell. (Creflo Dollar - The Tithing Question)
Claims "When two Christians who are members of the Body of Christ decide to engage into sexual activity, then what you're really doing is having sex with Jesus, for if you've done it unto the least of them my brother and, then you've done it unto me - that's gross, you're having sex with Jesus..."- 'Reviving Sanctification'- Creflo Dollar - Oh, Gross doesn't even come close. Hear it in the snake's own voice HERE
Preached that non tithers should be shot! See the following video from J34 Contenders...
Freudian slip Mr. man who speaks with God like Moses? Aside from there only being FOUR books identified as 'the Gospels' in the New Testament and not FIVE as 'Reverend' Dollar incorrectly states... (ooops), what could possibly spawn the thought of digitally scanning 'church' members, identifying tithe dodgers with sirens and flashing lights, frog marching them to the front of the 'church', lining them up like traitors to the sound of boo's and snake rattles, and summarily executing them with sub machine guns for the amusement of the congregation? How is this even remotely funny? Since when did this kind of thinking become permissible for a man of God? How could a child of the Living God even think to desire to lure gullible others to find humour in such hatefulness? From the overflow of the heart folks... (Luke 6:45, Mat 15:11) This is one seriously sick puppy, no matter which way you turn its cage! And frankly, it is astounding to us that anyone calling themselves a believer could find even the remotest microbe of credence in this huckster! I mean, how gullible can people be? I mean really? This one is laughably obvious and he's got a fan club, and bling, and more bling and body guards and fame in a fallen world, and wagon loads of snake oil... and people still don't get it. The inmates truly are running the asylum!
Check out this one from Fox 5 News...
Yes the Messiah had a treasurer, it was JUDAS ISCARIOT! Yes He wore a royal robe, they were MOCKING Him, Yes He wore a crown, it was made of THORNS. Are people so stupid? Do they, in their droves, seriously believe that the riches to which Christ seldom referred are actually here on Earth? Or that the Creator of the trees that man mills to make paper upon which he prints numbers and bows down to become its servant, has need of our help with anything? Matthew 3:9 says God can raise up stones to do His work if He so chooses, He doesn't need us - we need HIM. What appalling arrogance we display when we think higher of ourselves than we ought, following guides who have clearly lost their way and may never have known it to begin with. Well, apparently people are that stupid, because Dollar's dopey disciples continue to miss every warning sign.
It is the strong contention of Moriah Ministries Australia that Creflo Dollar (like ALL of his prosperity peddling pals) is full of something all right, and the Holy Ghost it clearly is NOT!
I apologise for the crudity, but little else raises my ire more than unapologetic heretical, hawking hucksters, draped in Armani, dripping mammon, instructing the numerically embarrassing throng of mesmorised gullibites how to make for themselves, merchandise of our Sovereign Creator and His children. Have our thriving 'community purpose' churches become the new corner stone by which we measure our favour with God and He with us? Are our bulging bank accounts and worldly accoutrements further signs of favour with the Almighty? The same who commanded His disciples to go into the world preaching an unacceptable Gospel - with no first class mule, no cash, no luggage, no luxury, and no bean counting entourage, rock opera or pyrotechnics troupe? Do we now, after so long pretending, finally 'feel led' to demonstrate for all the lost to see that we really do abide by the gain is godliness creed after all... Huh... imagine that?! The ugly truth. (1 Timothy 6:5) Quite a contrast to those chosen at the start who took even less than what they already possessed, and an unwavering faith in the One who had sent them, the One who changes NOT.
What gave these charlatans, and those who encourage them, permission to move the ancient boundary stones the Father commanded be left in place? Our precious happily ever after HERE fairytale, and that all encompassing 'unity at all costs' dumb-ology and its ensuing indifference that's what! But should we really be so surprised? We have long consumed the intoxicating wine of vintage compromise in our quest to be 'relative' to those who hate God, is it any wonder we now stumble about like drunkards denying any concern or liability? Truth be known, we long ago fell asleep on our watch, save a few noisy 'fundamentalist doomsdayers'. Do we think it a small thing that wolves are in the flock devouring the sheep before our distracted eyes? How are we not in communion with these same wolves and the one who sent them, when we fail to expose them for who and what they are, sending a clear warning to the undiscerning of their presence? Did the Saviour not say that those who were not with Him were against Him? And that those who do not sow with Him in fact scatter? (Matthew 12:30) There are no shades of gray here as much as some would wish there were. Folks, it is in or out, with or against, sow or scatter, stand or fall, The time for fence posturing is OVER!
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain [Pride, corruption and wickedness], and ran greedily after the error of Balaam [false teaching]for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah [Contradiction, rebellion, covetousness]. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. (Jud 1:10-13) - Definition and Emphasis mine.
Note, Sin is filthiness; it renders men odious and vile in the sight of the most holy God, and makes them (sooner or later, as penitent or as punished to extremity and without resource) vile in their own eyes, and in a while they become vile in the eyes of all about them. These filthy dreamers dream themselves into a fool's paradise on earth, and into a real hell at last: let their character, course, and end, be our seasonable and sufficient warning; like sins will produce like punishments and miseries. Mathew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible - Jude 1:8-15
No 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. Therefore 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? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Mat 6:24-33)
Faith in faith or faith in God? That is the question. Seek ye first your own faith then all these things shall be added unto you? Is that what your Bible says? It's what theirs says. Ladies and gentlemen, believe it or not, there are some devious individuals who want you to believe just that, and they are coming to a neighbourhood near you thanks to Ashley and Jane Evans of the Paradox Community Centre aka South Australia's own: Paradise Community Church.
Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: (Psa 144:11)
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. (Psa 37:30) Emphasis mine.
You know the more I look at it, the more obvious it is to me, that when the Lord said His children would know the false prophets and the false teachers by their fruit, He was not only referring to their public lives which can be easily hidden from the multitudes, (as we have seen oh too often when private sins are revealed for all to see), but rather the fruit of the spirit in their lives and the words of their mouths, through which the super abundance of the heart speaks. (Mat 12:34). That being so we will know our own, and those who are not, by their doctrine, by what they profess, by what they confess, by what they address and by how far they digress. Because try as we may, we cannot stop the pouring forth of words from an overflowing heart, desperately wicked that it is.
During the week we received an e-mail from a reader expressing some concern about our criticism toward pastor someone or other, concerning something or other, at some time or another ... the writer was not specific, nor has he responded to our invitation for further discussion on the matter. [Why do people do that? Can they not see that such behaviour is cowardly? And that the cowardly have a date with the Lake of Fire? (Revelation 21:8) ] The reader pretty much said that we should not be condemning people or godly organisations.
First of all we do not condemn people. We have neither the power nor the desire to do so. We adjudicate as the Scripture commands. (1 John 4:1) Neither do we point accusing fingers at the true church – ourbeef, if you will, is with the garish whore getting all the notoriety in her name. Secondly, allow me to describe the kind of 'godly' organisations our writer was referring to… (whether he realised it or not)
Lavish, multimillion dollar entertainment centres where gullible 'Christians' fall over themselves defending the 'credibility' of a growing number of multi million-dollar 'anointees' masquerading as pastors, living in multimillion dollar palaces, driving half million dollar motor vehicles (gifted to them by their own congregants and fellow hucksters 1), to private airports, escorted by their personal pastoral assistants - (bodyguards), to jump aboard one of their many $5 million, 'church funded' Gulfstreams to jet off on grueling 'mission' trips to Hawaii, Vanuatu and the Caribbean with family and friends where they boast of their prosperity, and invite gullible others to 'partner with them' in their covetousness, while their less blessed congregants back home in the ghettos sit in the dark like well behaved mushrooms wondering why they didn't have enough faith to make it happen for them - you know, like they were promised? And the knowing all the while they would never live that one down in the home fellowship they no longer attend for fear of being seen as somehow spiritually incompetent. These are they who wonder, day in and year out, where the next meal will come from while 'pastor' Johnny come lately is putting on the Ritz - I know, I've been there, seen that. Does that sound anywhere near godly to you? Am I missing something here? What planet is this anyway? What a warped view of reality some people embrace.
The snake oil merchants cashing in on the lucrative 'Kingdom Now' market - otherwise known as Esau's Soup, who think they are all that with chips, are nothing but hucksters plain and simple. One prominent huckster just so happens to be one of the Paradise Community Church's Infiltrators 2011 star attractions, Creflo (I've got the power) Dollar. I mean, can you believe this guy?? Personal bodyguards (So that his adoring throng are prevented from touching him and thus draining out his 'anointing' – his claim not mine), multimillion dollar properties, bulging bank accounts, enough bling to build a stairway to the stars, completely and utterly doctrinally bereft... and people STILL don't get the scam! What in the world is it going to take to get through to these people that the prosperity gospel he and his ilk peddle like a penny farthing to market, is nothing more than an unholy synthesis of Gnosticism, Mormonism, Christian Science (which is neither Christian nor science) and good old human lust! Little wonder why it's so popular, for it feeds a flesh that is at war with the spirit over what is right and wrong. So guess which one wins?... obviously the one that gets fed most. So, how is your diet friend?
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. Galatians 5:17
Here are just some of Dollar's many delusional claims...
Jesus did not come as God but as a man, and an imperfect one at that.
We are gods to rule this world.
We are in the god class higher than the angels.
Adam was God of this world, he gave life to the animals when he spoke their names.
Satan diseased all the dinosaurs so they died before Adam was made.
Adam became naked because he lost God’s glory.
Adam could fly.
Adam was an exact duplicate of God and like God before the temptation.
Adam had God’s blood in his veins,
After Mary said be it unto me and God came into her body after nine months.
It took Adam 960 years to learn how to die.
Jesus went to Hell, (illegally snuck in looking like a sinner).
Jesus spoke to the Devil I want the keys back to set my children free from Hell.
Jesus was the first born again man, 'We are gods so we should start walking and talking like him.', and in typical southern swank, he shimmies at his subjects and hisses: “you can’t disprove none of it” (Referenced from Our Equality with God Through Righteousness – Creflo Dollar - 1/21/2001 and programming in 2002).
"When two Christians who are members of the Body of Christ decide to engage into sexual activity, then what you're really doing is having sex with Jesus, for if you've done it unto the least of them my brother and, then you've done it unto me - that's gross, you're having sex with Jesus..."- 'Reviving Sanctification'- Creflo Dollar - Oh, Gross doesn't even come close. Hear it in the snake's own voice HERE
Sex with Jesus? Wha? You have GOT to be kidding! Satan diseased all the dinosaurs so they died before Adam was made? In case you missed it, Creflo Dollar... (sex with Jesus?)... is stating that death came into the world before sin. Does your Bible say that? (Romans 5:12) Creflo's does. Must be the American PIMP Standard version. This is the precise opposite of what the scriptures teach. Which should give even the undiscerning a clue as to his father.
''Churchgoers at Mister Dollars 'World Changes church services waved envelopes full of cash, reports the Atlanta paper. On the big screen, they offered testimonies of 'financial blessings'' that came their way after they began sending the preacher 10% of their pre-tax earnings: '' The congregants... yell in joy as ushers pass the white buckets down the row to collect the envelopes. after more singing, Dollar preaches. He attacks the idea that Christians should limit material possessions. Christians have for too long let the ''devil's crowd'' get all the money and power, he says. Then he tells the congregants to say, "I want my stuff'.'' "I want my stuff''', they repeat, laughing.
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth. Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children. When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image. Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee. Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works. (Psa 73:1-28)
All of the above Dollar-isms are proof that the man is a complete wolf, and right at home at the Paradise Community Church.
One wonders how deceivers such as these actually get away with what they do, let alone seek to justify from Scripture such lavish, self indulgent lifestyles. The answer appears to be surprisingly simple... They've made it a doctrine, you know... another one of those 'New Things' God is apparently doing, and have brainwashed their deliriously deluded devotees into funding the whole shebang. Can't let the truth get in the way of a good story. And let's not even go near the fact that the whole exercise violates the very integrity of God's Word... right 'Reverend' Dollar? It truly would not surprise me if they offered for sale at next year's Influencer's Conference, vials of TBN communal 'star sweat' for the deceived attendees to also bow down and worship.
Too far fetched? Just watch this space!
Folks, I will spell it out just so that there is no misunderstanding... As well as being a spiritual pickpocket, Creflo Dollar is a protégé of prosperity grandpaw Kenneth Copeland, (whose annual income incidentally, is in the vicinity of $US100 million) and both have the spirit of antichrist – of that I am absolutely convinced. Allow me to explain...
Throughout Scripture we can see that the Lord uses different names to express different attributes of his nature. Yahweh Shallom: The Lord [YAH] my peace, Yahweh Nissi: God my banner, Yahweh Jireh: God my provider, Yahweh Rophe: The Lord [YAH] my healer, and Yah Shua: God my salvation.
The Word of God declares... “Hosanna, Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord”. (Matthew 21:9) The Son (Yahshua – Yah: God, Shua: Salvation) came to earth in the flesh as both fully God and fully man bearing His Father's Name, the prefix of which is Yah. He came as God in the flesh of a man bringing deliverance and salvation. And it pleased the Father Yahweh that His Son Yahshua should suffer for those He would redeem. And yet we have Creflo Dollar not only proclaiming that he has equality with God, but also insisting the Messiah came NOT as God but as a man who grew into His divinity. Dollar, (along with those who support his 'ministry') has right here, at this point, demonstrated that he has a spirit of Antichrist. For the Word of God declares that those who proclaim that Yahshua the Messiah (Or in other words, God is salvation) has not come to earth in the flesh, in such a one dwells a spirit of Antichrist as 1 John 4:3 clearly points out...
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1Jn 4:3)
We will cover the subject in much more detail with our annual Infiltrators Conference report due mid-November 2010. But in the meantime there is plenty of time to warn those you believe are planning to attend what is ostensibly a spiritualised seminar on self adoration. For the time being, let's have a brief look at some of what Dollar preaches .
“You need to understand you're not a second class something, you are an exact duplicate of the image of God and God is a speaking spirit and he said let us make another speaking spirit… God took a reflection and put it in a physical body formed out of the dust and gave authority of all physical things on the planet... he’s made Adam god of the earth Adam has been crowned God of all physical things from the dust of the earth including the moon the stars and the planets.”(Our Equality with God through Righteousness 1/21/2001)
Believe me when I tell you, Satan must be in hysterics at the stupidity of those who buy into this stuff. The Bible does not teach this. Adam was commissioned to be caretaker of God's creation not its god. Like so many, if not all in the Word Faith camp, Creflo Dollar believes that because Adam was made in the image and likeness of God that he was in effect god with the same powers. You will hear it in nearly every Word Faith gathering, namely that because we have been created in God's image we share His very creative power which resides, according to them, in our mouths. God help us all.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:4-5 [literally you shall become gods deciding for yourselves what is good and evil]
Dollar holds to the insane belief that Yahshua came to the earth as a man and later became God as we will demonstrate shortly.
Everything that God has made. He has given man authority over his handiwork, even the moon. I believe with all my heart that those planets out there are just a bunch of unfinished work that God was designing for man to finish as they entered into God training 101. (Our Equality with God Through Righteousness 1/21/2001).
This is Mormonism. By his own mouth this charlatan proclaims that we are becoming gods - little elohims precisely what satan told Eve. But Dollar along with his Scripture twisting army have, not surprisingly, only seen the phrase 'you are gods' and built an entire new apostasy around it. Even a Sunday school child could see that those referred to in Psalm 82 as ' gods' were being rebuked for their injustice and their compromised, people pleasing cowardice. Read it for yourself...
A Psalm of Asaph God stands in the assembly of the mighty; He judges in the midst of the gods. Until when will you judge unjustly, and lift up the faces of the wicked? Selah. Judge the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; save out of the hand of the wicked. They neither know nor will understand; they walk in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. I have said, You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High. But you shall die as men, and fall like one of the rulers. Rise, O God, judge the earth; for You shall inherit in all the nations. (Psalm 82:1-8) Emphasis mine.
Screams... "PULL YOUR HEADS IN" to me!
As with many of his ' teachings' Dollar has plagiarised (or parroted is better put) his mentor Kenneth [no clue] Copeland who, on the Believer's Voice of Victory program March 12-16, 2001 said...
"I am totally convinced that this is the reason that our surrounding planets are unfinished. I really believe that God intended for us to have a part in that" .
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“He says now I need to make a man to be god in this earth and over all My handiworks so this alien spirit won’t come and destroy it again. So I’m going, heh-heh, I’m going to make Myself, I’m going to make a reflection of Myself and I’m going to make a physical body, giving him authority of the physical world” (Our Equality with God Through Righteousness 1/21/2001).
Aliens spirits? What... like from Mars?'- I'm going to make myself? This teaching of God reproducing himself with the creation of Adam and his subsequent generations, is the same heretical teaching of Herbert Armstrong's World Wide Church of God.
“Now, Genesis chapter 2 and 3, Satan shows up in the form of a serpent. Now, here’s the big problem with this. If you eat of this fruit, you will be like God. What’s the problem? He’s already like God. … oh my goodness man, he was all God He was already like God. (Creflo Dollar, Our equality with God through righteousness 1/21/2001).
So the first Adam was all God... ALL God... how come He sinned? Whether he realizes it or not that is exactly the charge Creflo has laid against the Lord of Hosts.
Creflo Dollar's maniacal mentor Kenneth (no clue) Copeland again...
God's reason for creating Adam was His desire to reproduce Himself. I mean a reproduction of Himself, and in the Garden of Eden He did just that. He was not a little like God. He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate to God even. . . . Adam is as much like God as you could get, just the same as Jesus. . . . Adam, in the Garden of Eden, was God manifested in the flesh” (Following the Faith of Abraham, side 1).
Did you get that? Copeland said Adam in the Garden of Eden was God manifest in the flesh! The only one the Bible proclaims to be God manifest in the flesh is Yahshua the Saviour. So here we have Copeland denying the Saviour by crowning Adam in His place as the one who had come as God in the flesh. So what does Creflo have to say?
“And God said, I tell you what I’m going to do this time. I’m going to have to reproduce Myself. Like I’m God up here in heaven. I’m going to make Me a god and put Myself in the physical body so that he can guard the earth and keep out all intruders in the earth so the next time that sucker tries to come in he will meet the God of the earth Adam” (Our Equality with God through Righteousness 1/21/2001).
And again, in case you missed it, Dollar here denies the distinct triune personhood or 'trinity' of God Almighty.
Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; (2 Peter 2:11-12)
2 Peter 2: 1-22 is well worth a study for it reveals precisely what is going on in Word Faith fellowships today!
In a dazzling display of biblical illiteracy, Dollar engages in a shockingly poor exegesis of Philippians 2 verse 5 on Kenneth Copeland's program in 2002...
“let this way of thinking that was in Jesus be in you let this confidence that was in Jesus be in you. Jesus didn’t think it was robbery he didn’t he didn’t think it was dishonor he didn’t he didn’t think it was, was “oh the you ought not think that way.” No he said let this attitude let this way of thinking be in you who being in the form of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Now if I’m to take what he said here and, and put it on, the normal attitude now should be I have equality with God. That’s my way of thinkin’, now somebody says its hard to think this way, well keep saying it I have equality with God talk yourself into it, you’ve talked yourself into other things, talk yourself into this attitude talk yourself into this way if thinkin’ talk yourself into it until you feel the confidence on the inside of you that I have equality with God.”“were not gonna shine as lights until we change what the way we think. We’re not gonna shine as lights until we accept our equality with God, were not gonna shine as lights until we stop thinkin’ that being equal with God is a dishonor and a robbery.”
This is pure, paganism. It is PAGAN ladies and gentlemen!
"Even a novice Bible reader would not get this from this verse if read in context, it is actually teaching that Jesus humbled himself although He (only) was equal with God. To claim such a thing for oneself, that only Jesus as the only begotten son could claim is totally repugnant, this is outrageous, especially from someone who claims to represent the Lord. What happens when your light is really darkness? He tells the people - keep saying it, I have equality with God; which is like a self hypnosis technique to convince oneself, he knows the more they hear something the easier it is to believe".
Dollar claims that because we were made in God's image we are, in effect, equal with Him in creative power. In other words (ones they would dare not use) we are God... with a little 'g' - as if makes any kind of difference. Creflo Dollar and other Word Faith teachers appear from this creed, to be the very fulfillment of Satan' s proclamation in the garden of Eden.
"...For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil". (Genesis 3:5)
The Scriptures, not surprisingly are at complete variance with the teachings of these wolves.
"I am God and there is none like me". Isaiah 46:9
Dave Hunt in his book Occult Invasion, page 345 writes...
"To teach that man is God, a god ,or equal to God, and that faith is a force that works according to certain laws, differs little from atheism. Either way, there is no being in the universe who is man’s superior."
“The challenge of this convention is to change the way you think; you are not going to be peaceful and happy in life if you are broke,” Dollar, his real name, told the more than 2,500 gathered at the Oakland Convention Center. “Some Christians need to get a life, to enjoy life in abundance and stop taking everything so serious". Creflo Dollar - Religion News Blog
“Get a boat or a Jet Ski. It’s all right to enjoy life.”
Where are we taught that we are to seek peace and happiness in this life? Only rich people are peaceful and happy? In whose universe? What a complete nob! Some Christians need to get a life? Listen you son of a motherless goat... True Christians know they are not their own, that they are bought with a price and that their life is found in being laid down in painful surrender, not taken up in gleeful self indulgence. You are a deceiver Dollar... consider yourself marked! WOLF! (Romans 16:17)
“You have to understand the reason everything is wrong in your life,” he told the crowd. “Not having money to do what you need to do in life is bad. “I don’t care what your favorite preacher says. I’m giving you what the Lord says. The Lord says to live life in indulgence.... er... gmmm... er... I mean...abundance.” Creflo Dollar - Religion News Blog(Decryption Mine)
And how about this one for the pièce de résistance...
"Jesus didn’t come as God, He came as a man, and He did not come perfect.” "Y'all Please listen to me, please listen to me; this ain’t no heresy. I’m not some false prophet"(Creflo Dollar Ministries: World Changers, 12/8/2002 Jesus’ growth into sonship)
Oh yes you are you snake!
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. (Proverbs 28:1)
Folks, this individual has the spirit of Antichrist, and those who cannot see that have no business standing behind a pulpit further deceiving God's people.
I could go on for hours but for the intent of this report I will not. Make sure to look out for our upcoming Infiltrators 2011 expose for more gems from this so-called 'Reverend'.
"Creflo Dollar Ministries demonstrates no financial transparency regarding itself, which prevents any assessment of financial efficiency. It is organized as a church and it has no legal obligation to submit financial information to anyone. The organization has been contacted by letter, fax and telephone. They have acknowledged the requests, but they have decided not to send anything.
Creflo Dollar is a liar. He he has lied about his education, he has lied about the operation of his ministry. He lies about the nature of God and the nature of man. He is a lover of money. He has no fear of God. If he does not repent he is destined for everlasting torment in the pit of hell.
If you have been deceived by this man you need to repent as well. Turn today from this deceptive liar and return to the living God. Ask God to show you the truth. Ask God to be your teacher. Ask God to remove the covetousness from your heart. Repent today and believe the gospel which is the power of God unto salvation!"
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. Jude 1:10-11
Cain = Disobedience, rebellion pride, corruption, haughtiness, wickedness and restlessness under the restraints of virtue and envy that others were more favored.
Balaam = To run tumultuously to any course of life that promises gain.
Core = Possessing the guilt of insubordination; of possessing a restless and dissatisfied spirit; of a desire to rule.
Still, for all of Dollar's doctrinal detours into delirium, Benny the Hinn remains the undisputed buffoon of the century when it comes to prophetic absurdity, after having claimed that women were originally meant to give birth to children via the armpit, and to this day still teaches that there are 9 persons in the Holy Trinity. Hinn is a complete FAKE. And what amazes me is that presumably sane people with more than two functioning brain cells are still actively supporting these con men and women with both their time and their cash. I tell you the truth ladies and gentlemen, attendees of any ''Dollar-Fest" stand to lose more than their cash! Hucksters such as Dollar and the rest of the TBN galaxy of stars from which Ashley Evans gleans his talking talent are surely the very ancestors of the original money changers, only this time around Earth is the outer court and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Expect there to be a whole lot of shakin' goin' on in the nest fellas!
Contrary to Dollar's concept of Jeeezzzuuuzzzz-za, please allow me to tell you what I see...
I see my Saviour removing His majestic robe, clothing Himself in human flesh, and coming to a planet which He alone made, - one I have come to call home – albeit temporarily. Here He teaches me about His home and about His love for we so undeserving. He teaches me moment by moment about a great debt I owed and with no hope of repaying by my own contrition or deed. This great debt He calls Sin, a state that leads by default to eternal death. He teaches me about my need to be cleansed and the only method by which that may be achieved. He shows me His cross, the one He never intended running from, to pay the debt He didn't owe for a creation that could care less. He permitted His earthly body to be battered and broken for He had nothing to hold back. His crucifixion and excruciating death satisfying the Father's justice... for my undeserving benefit. His shed blood purchasing my redemption and His rising from the dead my hope. I shall always be amazed that He is ever mindful of me.
And I see the soldiers dividing his clothes... gathering their precious spoils, their worthless earthly trinkets... fools every last one of them. And I see people make money in His name, lots of money in His name, and I am once again in that outer court with Him sharing in his fury. They have not only made merchandise of me, they have made merchandise of my Saviour. How can I not be infuriated? How can you not be also?
Those who truly belong to the Lord, those who see what is plain to see, look on in absolute amazement at those claiming to be of the household of faith who can't – or wont. Seriously, watching the whole deception evolve into the completely farcical, is a sobering reminder of the faithfulness of the Scriptures and its prophecies concerning the unfolding of apostasy which is so widely and ignorantly embraced by those evidently more attached to the world than to the One who came to deliver them from it.
The fulfillment of remaining biblical prophecies I believe, will become more and more rapid in their delivery as the end draws ever nearer. There have long been wolves in the flock devouring the sheep. And there have always been those near the pen who have had the ageless nerve to SHHHHH the Father's watchmen crying: ”... people trying to sleep here”.
Perhaps one of the most sobering things about this great end time influx of wolves and their assorted sub breeds, bearing their flesh appeasing creeds, is that charismatic individuals like Creflo Dollar really are a dime a dozen. Elevating their bank statements over their mission statements, they are traders ebbing and flowing with the market supreme for the stock de jour. In their warped and transient economy you are nothing more than the consumer, Yahshua nothing more than the product and the so called church (really the counterfeit)... nothing more than the marketplace for the money changing. It's all about that other god: mammon, about who can acquire the most marbles and be king of the sinking sand pit.
Has anyone else sensed that we are in the eye of a terrible storm? As if all creation is waiting with no small trepidation for what it knows is imminent? That it is all about to be let loose, as if He who is restraining is now instructing His people... “get your house in order, prepare, the end is at hand”
Something to think really about!
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 John 1:8-11) Emphasis mine.
For he that biddeth him God speed,.... Wishes him well, and success in his ministry, or in a friendly and familiar way converses with him:
is partaker of his evil deeds; he has fellowship with him, instead of reproving or shunning him, as he ought; he is an abettor of him in his principles, and so far joins in the propagation of them, and helps to spread them, and gives too much reason to think he is one with him in them. (John Gill's Expository Notes on the Whole Bible)
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And now let the fear of Yahweh be on you. Be careful and act wisely, for there is no iniquity with Yahweh our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. 2 Chronicles 19:7
To all whores they give a gift, And--thou hast given thy gifts to all thy lovers, And dost bribe them to come in unto thee, From round about--in thy whoredoms. Ezekiel 16:33