Men like Mike Murdock exists to make a buck off anyone who care to believe in the lies spewing from his mouth.
The amount of false prophets wielding their own twist on the Word of God is astounding.
Mike Murdock promises 3-months of miracles and uncommon blessing to those who give the $1,000 seed. Murdock believes in 7 laws, that is his 7 laws. They are: law of difference, law of the mind, law of recognition, law of 2, law of place, law of honor, and law of seed.
What do you need to expose Mike Murdock as a false prophet? Just one thing; the Holy Word of God. Let’s compare just some of Murdock’s lies to the Bible.
1. The law of seed: Murdock says: “Our offerings to God are seeds that produce a harvest. There are many types of seeds in our life. Honor is the seed for access, kindness is a seed, time is a seed, love is a seed, teaching is a seed, giving is a seed. This law is to work in the financial arena as well.”
Listed on Murdock’s websites are comments from people who believe in Murdock’s law of seed. Sandra of Tulsa OK says:
“ When I was at your meeting in Dallas, I planted a $58 Seed. In 58 days, I received a receipt stating that my rent was paid in full throughout the lease of six months. Looking forward to seeing you.”
Murdock is filled with deception, and leads many people into the wide gate.
To give an offering and to expect something in return is not giving you’re your heart. Financial gain is nothing, if you do not accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.
The Word of God is the standard Christ wants us to live by. Jesus Christ has always provided me with the basics, and as long as I have my Savior, I am content with my lot in life. I expect no monetary gain in return.
1 Timothy 6:6-10
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
2. The law of place: Murdock says:
“Where you are is as important as what you are. Jesus, who had to leave his hometown and preach elsewhere to be recognized. When you are where you belong, your genius emerges. So it behooves us to consider whether we are where we need to be, and if not, where is that place.”
This remark of Jesus is completely blasphemous and a complete lie.
To even suggest that Jesus left to be “recognized” is the same as saying Jesus is vain. Murdock has a lot to answer for when he stands in front of Jesus Christ someday soon.
The truth is Jesus Christ left Nazareth, when he heard that John had been put in prison. Matthew 4 tells us that from around that time Jesus began to preach, saying: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Matthew 4: 17
From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
My advice to Murdock would be the same as My Savior’s. Repent, for Christ is coming very soon, and the bible tells us that, “Every knee shall bow and confess to God.”
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
Source: Mike Murdock and Benny Hinn
Written by: Gloria
I would like to start sending you the 58.00 seed I am currently sending to Dr. Mike Murdock to you. Would you accept that seed. Yeah I bet you would and if you had any good news to preach it would be on this website as well. I haven’t found one ounce of hope in your website, one ounce that brings life. I agree with Mike Murdock, i dont have to be rich but being broke certainly brings nobody any hope. So when you come up with a message of hope and peace and faith, get back with me. Its not in this garbage your sending out. My wife and I began sewing seeds and naming seeds for her family and yes these seeds were money supporting ministries including Dr. Murdocks ministry. God has given us a miracle across the board on both sides of our family. I believe when you get involved with Gods family he gets involved in yours. If you would spend more time bringing us revelation from Gods word instead of your own judgement you may find yourself surrounded and followed by some great people of faith. Until then enjoy your jealousy, misery and rage against Dr. Mike Murdock. I’m sure it really bothers him.
I would not accept your money. Do you know why? Because my faith is completely on Jesus Christ, not on financial means. Jesus Christ My Savior has provided me with everything I need, and I put myself completely in his hands.
Your Comment: . I haven’t found one ounce of hope in your website, one ounce that brings life. I agree with Mike Murdock, i dont have to be rich but being broke certainly brings nobody any hope.
My Comment: I have hope in Jesus Christ, and I don’t agree with Mike Murdock, because guess what? I’m broke and I’m happy with my Savior.
Your Comment: So when you come up with a message of hope and peace and faith, get back with me. Its not in this garbage your sending out.
My Comment: The Word of God is not garbage, and if you are giving money expecting something in return, you do not give from your heart.
Your Comment: If you would spend more time bringing us revelation from Gods word instead of your own judgement you may find yourself surrounded and followed by some great people of faith. Until then enjoy your jealousy, misery and rage against Dr. Mike Murdock. I’m sure it really bothers him.
My Comment: 1 Timothy 6:7-10
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
I am sure you have the best of intentions, but who are you to judge whether Mike Murdock, or anybody else for that matter, is right or wrong in his beliefs? There is a judgement coming for all of us, coming from someone who is infinately more qualified to pass judgement than you are. It is a proven fact that no two people understand the Bible in exactly the same way. That is why there are many different types of religion based on the Bible.
There is a country song that says that if you don’t stand up for something, you will fall for anything. As long as a person believes in something, even if its different from what you believe, good things can come out of it. Religion in general gives a person a specific something to believe, and that is what every human needs. Miracles can happen if somebody, somewhere believes that they can. I have seen it happen many times.
1Corinthians 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1Corinthians 6:2 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
I agree with Lewis. Murdock brings understanding to scripture, practicality, like Rick Warren and Andy Stanley do for me. I minister to 1,000’s of people and when I read articles like this I wonder to myself “why does someone desire to stir up so much dissension?” That is far worse than your attempt to weed out false teaching. I have listened to 100’s of Murdock talks – so has my wife who is very discerning and they are all super helpful in helping us live out Gods will and enjoy Gods word more richly. BTW, as an ordained minister your examples refuting Murdock are pretty weak IMO. Like refuting what Murdock says about not being honored in your hometown and leaving to reveal your Genius. How is this anti-bible? You state this is murdocks way of promoting VANITY? OMG! What he is trying to say is if your not having influence where your are – go somewhere else, get a fresh start… PLACE MATTERS! Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
And you get vanity from this? If I were you I would spend more time LOVING people and less time ranting and hating on people. Go beat up on those that are actively being anti Christ. I believe if Jesus came back today he would have a lot more issues with you all than he would Mike Murdock and the wisdom of Gods word that he brings…
gloria we are not to judge and the bible says touch not his anointed so if i were you i would refrain from speaking against murdock . i dont send money to him , i love his singing i have been to his service . so i feel i have no right to condemn him if i dont send him money, god is our judge. if he is wrong god will judge him. i just want my soul to be right to meet god.
You said: gloria we are not to judge and the bible says touch not his anointed so if i were you i would refrain from speaking against murdock . i dont send money to him , i love his singing i have been to his service . so i feel i have no right to condemn him if i dont send him money, god is our judge. if he is wrong god will judge him. i just want my soul to be right to meet god.
My comment: Anyone who proclaims he is a “man of god” and then hold his hand out for money, is a liar. It’s plain and simple fact. I don’t judge him, because that is what God will do to each of us. But we who follow Christ, are we allowed to just sit there and not tell others that this man only wants financial gain?
Jesus told us: Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
Yeah I have to agree with the opinion that Mike Murdock is a fucking scam artist and should be shot in the head and spend the rest of his pathetic life in hell. All he says is lies lies lies.
hell.gloria you would be as many in your place.Personal, Seed that fall in the ground do not all ways come up but god gives the increase if we farm and have a bad years we go to the grocery store to the increase many ways to interpret the scriptures it is used by most if not all religions good and evil were not seed the knowing of our being is all way with us and that is greater than money if you look to prosper monatery you give from your heart perhaps to some church or some person that may go buy wine or drugs but it is not sin to have problems it is sin to condem or make your self the throne of. man amb alfredleemorrow mike been sometime since I preached that funeral
And welcome to this site.
I would like to start sending you the 58.00 seed I am currently sending to Dr. Mike Murdock to you.
Why do you tell us a lie?
The spirit of truth would never let you write such a deceptive message. Its seems to be no truth in what you are doing. May be you should stop feeding money peddling preachers, and start giving your riches to the needy?
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
mike murdock has no shame. he preaches wisdom .you have to pretty stupid to believe the crap that comes out of his mouth .he says a hospital forgave a debt of thousands of dollars that was owed by his mother the board of directors would never approve this he says they like to something nice for people every now and then .really anyone who believes this nonsense should get ripped off .murdock is a snake oil salesman old people and poor people is whom he targets .anyone who sends money to this con man deserves to lose the money .give to a legit charity god will approve of this .not to pay for his hair dye.
Lewis, I concur. Some people will only use the law of sowing and reaping in every other aspect of their life OTHER THAN finances. We’re living in different times but the same God has promised to supply whatever needs we have in order that His destiny might be fulfilled. In today’s world, it simply takes a little money to make some thing happen. God already knows that. Keep sowing and reaping!
Why do you say keep sowing and reaping? These “alleged” preachers and their fancy cars, end up taking your money, and do not feed the homeless, do not house childrens who need home.
Do you know how many will stand in God’s presence that day and say I’ve done your works?
True and False Disciples
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
And do you know why? Because some of them are money lovers, vain in their selfish attempt please the Lord, their hearts empty with decit.
But Jesus will judge all accordingly, and no one can hide from Christ.
Word, Jesus Girl 14!
And the seed can go to any work of God that’s true not just mike murdock.God had blessed me for giving to MANY MINISTRIES.THESE PREACHERS NEVER SAY YOU …..HAVE TO ONLY GIVE TO THEM..
We are all one essence for God is love in his image we were created so what came from like alpha and omega love from the beginning will eventually return which it was made!! We’re made from love and love is each ones destiney, our lives are formed by that in which we open up to and give our Loves design to and if it be you choose something corrupt I bilieve u never were from love or God but being as we are all his creatures I can say without a doubt religion will burn Christ was sacerficied if we choose to follow God our Father or Jesus Christ our Lord build your riches in our eternal land of our own place in the time in which u first believed seen or died!! In order to get to Heaven u must accept Jesus but maybe just maybe some venture through all space time realms to the home in which we belong …… no one but God our Creater is familiar with our best Heaven is in our own misguided beliefs thoughts visions and hearts
But your sole is as one the only ONE and we are all God designed us individually crafted us for a sole personal choice and the Almighty King and Ruler of All does not loose its reincarnated many times as it took to see ours truthfully until then we all are sheep’s trying to fit in a world of wolves
Amen I agree with you Lewis Gibbs,and its men like Mike Murdock who have committed their lives to help us live ours in the blessing and over flow of God’s harvest. Give and it shall be given and I choose to give to his ministry cause I am in need of a financial miracle and I believe when I sow I will release the harvest God has in store for me. Amen
your comment: I choose to give to his ministry cause I am in need of a financial..
its clear that u give for a specific reason :just because u are broke.
its good to give but it should start from the bottom of your heart to reach people needs , God is not a cooperative, even a bank holder. as a matter of fact ,God uses only people heart to give and to take back , if u plan good financial rewards with your eyes ,ears and your hands don’t expect anything from him
Sorry but you are wrong. The word says to give and it shall be given. It does not matter if I give to a person of wealth or poverty. My heart gave understanding God’s principle of sowing and reaping. Wicca is not mentioned here but only by you. God understands the law of sowing and reaping whether your lost or saved. I gave to a network not Mike Murdock personally. He does not need the money cause he is an author and his books pay for his life, livelihood and wealthy lifestyle. He should have the best and he worked hard to get it in my opinion and YES this is the first time I have given to the inspirational network. Will it be the last, probably not. I give to many ministries all the time and my reward is with me as God provides steadily to take care of me when I give to others.
All I can say is why judge? Didn’t Jesus have a treasurer and what is this about Buddha as there is no comparison? Jesus rose from the dead, did Buddha? For I believe the word of God and it says we should have no other Gods before him, When i gave to the Inspirational network it did not go into Mike’s pocket. I released it and gave from my heart based on what I heard and believed.
Yes, as a single mom with a deadbeat dad never helping I was in need. I am proud to say before God and every skeptic here that the following day I was asked to help with a Christmas party as well as decorate a family’s home. The Christmas party at which I could talk to the people and have fun netted me 270.00 in my pocket before midnight. PRAISE THE LORD!!. My gift to the Inspirational Network after listening to Mike Murdock was 40.00. Not bad to trust God with all m y heart. Now guess what ya’ll, I am fixing to give again. Woo hoo!!!
Now judge that!!!
I will never correct my giving when God leads me. Once it leaves my hand its in his hand whether they use it right or not. Its released by me in faith believing I gave an offering unto the Lord to meet specific needs in my life. We all have needs and some may not be financial,some may be for a healing for restoration of a friend or a family member.. When I chose this ministry God takes care of the seed the moment my heart gave and that money I had left my bank account. I think you guys believe every dime goes into Mike Murdock’s pocket and that is not true. His book sales merit a lot of his wealth I guarantee that. Why not look that up? , The ministry he is a part of still has bills to pay and people to reach for the Lord. God wants us to be blessed so we can bless others and share what he has given us. Would I give all over again? ,Yeah buddy!!!
Sow your seed into a local church or charity. Why Mr Murdock? He came to one of those mega faith profits church here is Missouri back in the late 1990’s. Same exact amount $58. I like all the rest of the thousands gave the $58. He then talked many into giving the Pastor and His wife $500 checks that were not tax free so the Pastor and his wife could continue raising their thoroughbred horses on their horse ranch. This Pastor had paid guards around him even while on the Pulpit. The Pastor still thinks he is above actually conversing with his congregation up close and personal. You would not believe how many people ran down to the alter to give the pastor all the nondeductible $500 checks. I believe he is a Hawker for cash. A salesman so to speak of bull. I am not judging him. I stopped going to that mega church after that day. He spewed his greed at 4 more services. Who does he worship? Is it Green perhaps? No judging just questioning. Research his life style. Jesus did not preach about give so you can get.
You need the Financial miracle BECAUSE you continue to give your money to a CON ARTIST. The miracle GOD has for you is to grow in WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE and stop giving to these type of preachers, and I don’t mean the CON ARTIST MIKE MURDOCK’S wisdom keys .Give your money to your local church. MIKE MURDOCK will not come to the hospital if your sick, but your local pastor will. Start using your mind not MIKE MURDOCK’s.
And Lewis you say you’re a Pastor and yet you teach this garbage to your congregation. Man I am glad you don’t minister in my church.
How does it please God to give money to murdoch? Why not seed to your local church, if you have one?
Kathleen, I believe you are giving for the wrong reason. Sounds as if you’re trying to bargain with God. Salvation is free. Financial miracles tend to occur when you spend less than you earn. I would like to suggest that you pray for God’s guidance in your life; ask Him humbly to put you on the path He chooses for you and knows is best for you. God bless you.
Lewis you are strong in the Lord and the power of his might. I agree with you. I guess if preachers on the radio or TV were talking about how they needed money and their car broke down yesterday some here could relate. I want a man or woman of God that is prospering to teach me. Sorry folks but when you judge you will be judged and I pray the Lord will forgive some of the the people here that have judged our brother Mike Murdock and many others like him
If only they believed they may receive or be imparted blessings upon their life as I am from giving not of necessity but cheerfully. I heard a right now word for me, a manna word spoken in my life through Mike so I can choose to give and be blessed. Wonder what they think about Joyce Meyer? Lord forgive them for their harsh words. I guess if the man was making a living off the world and not preaching the gospel he/she would be acceptable to this bunch…….
I will pray for you because you are so lost!
You sound just like Mike Murdock pretending to be someone else. Mike you need to get back to your first love JESUS and give up the mistress of filthy money before the Lord says depart from me you worker of iniquity, I never knew you. The Lord wants us to prosper EVEN AS OUR SOUL PROSPERS. WHEN WE PUT JESUS FIRST , ALL THESE THING SHALL BE ADDED INTO US
Lewis convicts himself by his own mouth: “being broke brings nobody hope.” Jesus preached nothing but self-denial. God’s grace, however, is not enough for Lewis. He can only find hope in money and material things. Lewis and his teacher and master and devil Murdock worship Mammon and in Mammon do their hopes lie. In Mammon do they find their joy! Sadly, this is the position of many so-called Christians.
Thank you bor, you hit the nail on the head.
I was deceived by Mike Murdock I even gave a seed offering to him of $7000 and more, he sent me books etc… and he invited me to a meeting in Tampa fl just 2 hrs away from me. I was having a hard time and my home was about to be foreclosed on. But I went led by the Holy Spirit, After I arrived at a very nice hotel. Went into the meeting where there was doctors, lawyers etc.. waiting to hear Mike Murdock. So when he came and sat down he went in on money and he wanted a $1,000 pledge seed offerring from each one of us. I WAS JUSTING THINKING I’m HERE FOR HELP YE T YOU WANT MONEY; THAN THE HOLYSPIRIT SPOKE THRU MIKE MURDOCK; HE SAID SOMEONE NEEDS MONEY FOR THEIR HOME RIGHT NOW. I listened waiting to see if he would do the right thing. He just went on talking about money; I thought hear God was telling him to help me and the only thing he thought of was his pockets after already receiving a lot of my tithes and offering unto GOD yet he didn’t care about my situation and the Lord told him yet he turned a deaf ear and a willful blind eye. After that I went home and destroyed all the books and etc.. that I had received from Mike Murdock and I never gave a cent to him again. I went before God with my anger and complaints. God just wanted me to know that mike Murdock was a fake and not to give him another cent on the behalf of God. Around 8 month later I sold my home and I got from God 3 times as much for the home and I was out of that situation. God remembered my faith and tithes and free will offerrings; but mike Murdock will have to answer for his thieving unrighteous ways; for he heard the cries of the poor and the afflicted and didn’t rescue me; But robbed me because I was poor and afflicted me because I was afflicted; But the Lord Of Hosts shall take up my cause and take the lives of all those who have robbed me and afflicted me; it is written . And Mike Murdock WILL BE DEALT WITH FULL STRIPES HIM AND HIS FOLLLOWERS.ALL WORTHLESS SHEPARDS AND FALSE PROPHETS WILL ANSWER FOR THEIR WILLFUL EVIL FALSE WAYS AND SHALL BE DEALTH WITH FULL STRIPES AND CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
That story sounds like a pig manure tale.
Robbie, I share with you what I consider a piece of wisdom: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” And I think Murdock shows himself to be a scam artist.
Your response was quite unnecessary. God IS our hope…so if you find hope in a dollar…that’s you. I do know this: the writer of this article backed up her point of view with The Word of God…you, not so much…actually, not at all.
Keep sewing. God alone knows our true heart (Jeremiah 17:10). Blessings.
Pre, I think you meant “keep sowing.” Sewing is making clothes or repairing them, using a needle and thread.
Actually, Gloria used more scripture than I’ve ever heard Mike Marduk use. You know, Marduk bought 2 jet planes in excess of 50 million dollars each. So here’s some more scripture.
“1Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. 2Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. 3Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! 4Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. 5You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.”
Everyone here is crazy. Whether you are for or against Murdoch hardly makes a difference. Both sides are insane. Mr. Murdoch is the only one who has any brains out of the whole lot of you. He has half of all your money. The rest of you just give yours to another crackpot. Try giving your money to the United Way or another reputable charity that actually HELPS people who are less fortunate than you are without expecting anything in return. That is the type of giving that actually makes a difference and feels good at the same time. So just keep your money if you are giving expecting more in return. Your empty hand will be left hanging out there for a long time. Peace.
First check, with Charity Navigator! Please be careful of The Clinton Foundation!
John, good post. My donations go to St Jude’s Hospital for Children.
Mike Murdoch is a False Prophet and Con Artist!
Have you read ANY other Posts? We are NOT Crazy…We Know what is Going On…especially when it comes to Mystery Babylon, submitting yourself to a System!
John, I agree. I do my giving to St Jude’s Research Hospital for Children.
Wow, spoken like a true follower of Christ………………………….And you people wonder why so many mock Christianity, just look at and read some of the responses.
It saddens me terribly that people that have little hope are preyed upon by worthless people like this he actually said to sow your seed on the same credit card you got in trouble with the bible says to give all you have nowhere dies it say go into debt and that’s not God’s address
How do you give something if you havent recieved it? I apoligize to ivarfjeld for what appeared to be a lie and I appreciate you Gloria for your more than reasonable reply. I was simply making a point. I will asure you ivarfjeld you should not be the one picking up the stones you are throwing. You cant sell anything unless you have recieved it, you can’t give one nickel to the poor until you have recieved it. If you think the poor and needy are going to hear the gospel and get their needs met without someone receiving a harvest, somewhere, somehow someone has deceived you into believing that God doesn’t want to open the Windows of Heaven and Pour out a Blessing that we cant even contain it. Our tithes and offering become a seed. Proof that we trust God for our Daily Bread. When we trust God for something who are we not to expect it. Without expectation what kind of Faith is that. Gods people need Supernatural healing in their finances. People who come to God through his Son Jesus that have been operating in loads of Debt and feel a real conviction to get out of that Debt and someone shares a scripture that says Give and it shall be given to you, pressed down and shaken together shall men pour into your bosom- that person decides to give into that ministry believing that Gods Word is true- who are we to dispute Gods Word. Just because some people are OK with being Broke does that mean that Gods Word becomes a lie. I just found an envelope on my desk from a gentleman going to Bulgaria to preach the gospel and build homes for the poor. I want to be a part of that Harvest knowing I cant go. So what do I do, I reach in my wallet where my seed is and plant that seed in his trip to Bulgaria. So am I to expect nothing!!!! I declare every Word in the Bible to be True, not just what I want to be true. Gloria you are right, we brought nothing into this World and we will take nothing out but between coming in and going out there is alot we need to accomplish, treasure to be laid up in Heaven, Souls to be won. For every minute you spend hammering on other Preachers thats a minute you take from Gods Kingdom. Try getting involved with Gods Family and see if God doesnt get involved in yours. In the Love of Christ.
Your Comment: You cant sell anything unless you have recieved it, you can’t give one nickel to the poor until you have recieved it.
My Comment: Working, and giving to the poor isn’t the same as giving to a “preacher man like Murdock” especially if you expect something in return.
Your Comment: When we trust God for something who are we not to expect it.
My Comment: I put myself on God’s hands a long time ago, and told him I expect nothing in return. What has he shown me? His love, his forgiveness, and that’s he’s never left my side. That is way more than millions and billions of dollars.
Your Comment: I just found an envelope on my desk from a gentleman going to Bulgaria to preach the gospel and build homes for the poor. I want to be a part of that Harvest knowing I cant go. So what do I do, I reach in my wallet where my seed is and plant that seed in his trip to Bulgaria. So am I to expect nothing
My Comment: A minute ago you were defending Murdock saying his 7 seed plan works. Which is it? Do you expect something in return or don’t you?
Your Comment: For every minute you spend hammering on other Preachers thats a minute you take from Gods Kingdom.
My Comment: 1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
The bible tells us to test these false prophets, and I believe Murdock and Benny Hinn(and there are others) who use the Word of God, twisting it for monetary gain.
I tell you Lewis, that I know of a Pastor, who is a poor man, and he went to a country and preached the Word of God. A blind man who had been blind from infancy said: Heal me. The Pastor said: Do you believe in Jesus? The blind man said: If you believe, then yes. In the name of Jesus Christ, Lewis this blind man was healed and could see. There was no money exchanged, no “seed” exchanged, just faith in the Word of God.
Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Your reply of “Working, and giving to the poor isn’t the same as giving to a “preacher man like Murdock” especially if you expect something in return.”
Gloria, I agree with that statement as Murdock’s ministry has a very dismal record of what “his ministry” has done with the money and that is public information anyone can verify.
This, quite frankly, saddened me when I discovered this info:
You said, “When we trust God for something who are we not to expect it.” Jesus said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
I do understand that Godliness with contentment is great gain, but is not that content all part of being intimate with our Father and knowing he has all things in hand, but still expect He will move in a most perfect way!? He did say, “You have not, because you ask not,” yes?
I’m praying for Mike Murdock, that he really gets close to our Father…
I accept your apology, and will not mention this ever again.
But there are still things that needs to be addressed:
If you think the poor and needy are going to hear the gospel and get their needs met without someone receiving a harvest, somewhere, somehow someone has deceived you into believing that God doesn’t want to open the Windows of Heaven and Pour out a Blessing that we cant even contain it.
God does not need the faith of the receiver to bless him. I am not saved by my faith in my faith. That is the problem with Word of Faith teachers. They becomes mediums, claims “God needs to work through them”. God of the Bible let the sun shine on both the righteous and the wicked. Come out of your shadow, and you will see this.
Elijah was fed by a raven. Who put His seed in the raven?
Jesus asked his students, to open the mouth of a fish, and pay their taxes. Who put “a seed” inside the fish?
One lady put two copper coins in the Temple Offering, and was found righteous in the eyes of Jesus. The man who had got lots of money from watching God.tv, was not acknowledged by the Messiah.
This lady must have failed miserably, not putting proper “seeds” as told by men like Mike Murdock.
You see brother. The Gospel has absolutely nothing to do with money. It is all about Jesus. And He really did say: Blessed are the poor. And the rich man went away, and served other lovers of money.
I do receive blessings from Heaven to pay my bills. But I can drive a beetle, and do not net a private jet to expose “how blessed I am”.
Like i said.when you worry about every one being out to get everyone’s money,then that’s the problem you are having.who cares.it takes money.Grown up adults are choosing to give it.if your worried,then you need to examine what kind of love you yourself have for the almighty dollar..nobodys stealing anything.
Youare blind. These “preachers” are deceiving people into giving. That is like stealing!
This is Trey Smith, author of the book Thieves. It is a gritty book in some spots, but is is very, very real. I am running into many “new” challenges with Mike Murdock concerning the release of this material. I am thankful for everyone of you who has kept an eye on this man for all these years.
The book is at http://www.treysmithbooks.com.
Guys, I could use all the word of mouth help I can get.
Mr. Smith, I have been spreading the word about your book to everyone that I can think of.
I have mentioned your book on both Facebook and YouTube.
I have also emailed various news organizations, including national ones and local Dallas-area ones.
However, you really need to get in touch with Oprah, Dateline NBC, ABC News, Nightline (ABC News), Fox News, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, all of the local Dallas-area news organizations, Ole Anthony and the Trinity Foundation and maybe even PBS.
There must be some investigative reporters and interviewers, who would love to talk to you.
Sending a copy of your book to every media outlet that you can think of might also help.
If one of Oprah’s producers got a hold of your book, she might put you on that show.
Oprah is definitely not a Christian. Then again, is Mike Murdock a Christian?!?
I’m a born-again Christian but I was scammed out of some money by Mike Murdock and several Christian TV networks (over the years). Thus, I have believed that Mr. Murdock was a con artist, for a very long time.
What are the many new challenges with Mike Murdock concerning the release of your material?
Is Murdock suing you?
If so, Ole Anthony and the Trinity Foundation might be able to help you with your legal fees.
Please reply to my message, if you would. Thanks.
Christian Sister – This is Trey Smith. I wanted to thank you personally for what you are doing — That you would take your time to spread the word about Thieves is incredible — You are helping shake an empire. Which brings us to the answer to the question you ended with
As best I can tell — Murdock is (at bare minimum) spending much money on his internet appearance. Additionally, he seems to be working to secure his most powerful allies and those who are his best supporters. I am interested to see what he does next.
I am sure he (and others) are not comfortable right now. This is for two reasons.
1) I am not one to back down and I am not praying for favor (I am praying for nothing less than the will of the Lord in my decisions).
2) Perhaps equally as dangerous — What I have to say is not just shocking — it is true.
I look forward in hope to the hour I will get to confront Mike Murdock himself. These issues are far too long overdue. I am not the same weak kid Murdock knew all those years back.
I am thankful for all those who help bring that hour closer —
You are a true warrior — Amazing.
Shalom, and welcome to this site.
The main culprit is a TV station named “God.tv”. It gives false teachers like Mike Murdock a global stage. There is now unlimited deceptions on this station, who carries the name of “god” but deletes the messages from Biblical Jesus and spread falsehood. I watch this station to see how bad things have become, to see who close we are to the reign of antichrist. His spirit is already coming into your living room, if you accept this kind of false anointing.
Dr. Mike Murdock is a Christ-ian, He is only perfect in Jesus and the Lord says touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm. What you are accusing someone else of you could be guilty of yourself. So watch what you are doing.
Dear Dominique Della Fera
The Bible says that there will be false teachers around, and false prophets. You seems to be one of them.
Because you do not like Jesus warning us to watch out. You do not believe that the very elect can be deceived, if possible.
This site will keep on exposing the false prosperity teachers, who peddle the gospel for money, and rob people in the name of “God”.
I can’t fully answer right now…yet I will say …They steal The Word from the hearts and minds of God’s people and replace it with ‘another gospel’…Rat poison mixed with any good or bad drinkable liquid is still POISON it will Kill you!!
you can’t go on with life with out understanding in life, God is a God of understanding, and what you don’t know don’t criticize, do you want Dr. Mike Murdock to be as poor as this site? a site that has no vision but live by criticizing other peoples success, hear me the bible says touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm. (psalm 105 vs 15) if you don’t stop this critics you will end up gaining nothing because you are touching God, and God will face you with the endtime Prophesy
And you two Christians can’t ask God to deal with mike Murdock if you are sure of what you are making him out to be, and have to resought to Oprah ? You are going to Oprah to fight God’s battle ? Common people, don’t make them laugh at us!! Remember what Gideon’s dad said to worshippers of the gods his son destroyed, and grow up !!!!!
Murdock is not a man of God but instead a man of Con. Really even with the new hair dye job he can’t change his image as a liar, ect, ect. Tells his television audience while making a pitch for bucks, “when I went to bible school…” but fails to tell them he dropped out. He’s a fraud and a 1st class one at that!!
You guys are wasting a lot of time and energy on this! My opinion is you fit into the category or “well meaning, but wrong” – this comes to my mind over and over as I read your attempts to “clean up Christianity” you know the letter of the law but have missed the spirit of the law. Jesus came to clear up the spirit of the law (see Matthew chapters 5-7 which I have memorize do) and then leave the Holy Spirit for us to decern truth in line with the word of God. You guys get all wrapped up like a pretzel on this stuff that Jesus would most likely have a few good and bad comments about and then He would turn to you all AND me and have some of the same. Then most likely he would conclude with – “now go LOVE your neighbor!” Quit getting you panties in a wad!
Some in this thread are saying God says not to touch His anointed….His annointed are ALL WHO ARE SAVED!!!! Murdock, if he is saved, is anointed as I am and you are. Those supporting Murdock are emotionally attached to him and the message he preaches. Take your blinders off and listen to Gloria and Ivar. They use God’s word to warn you but you return with false attacks toward them. Grow up.
Lewis, you must be Mike Murdock or one of his kin.
You wrote alot of material here but one comment stands out that you agree with Murdock! Please take your medications. Murdock is one of the most DISGUSTING people on the planet! He implores those in poverty to send him $1000 to (quoting the fake Dr.)”break the back of poverty”. Think about that Lewis.
Careful there Ike, he may yet be a man of God, then you will be in serious breach of ‘touch not my anointed ……’!!!
All who are saved are His annointed. Stop this nonsense about only certain people being annointed. All are Saints not just who the Catholic Church deems a saint. You sound the same as that.
Yes the bible says touch not my anointed but we can judge their fruits. It’s up to God to judge the person. I agree that those who believe are anointed. We are annointed to “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. ” We are to be used of God to lift up Jesus Christ that He would draw all men unto himself.
Mike is lifting up money not Jesus.
He has no new message but regurgitates the same message for the last 20 years. I feel sorry for him as nd pray for him because he withs not the Holy Spirit has left him. He was an annointed man of God at one time with many gifts and talents. During that time he wrote many beautiful annointed songs. My heart is very heavy because he is not the only one this has happened to, BUT happens when someone becomes a sell out. We are not to touch the gold or the glory.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
JESUS healed people and fed the hungry and didn`t charge a penny…..anybody that can`t see through Murdock and hinn, then they are too far gone to help them….o and JESUS never asked for a 58 dollar seed……Murdock toys with his childess followers by saying stupid things like, if this money is for mike murdocks pleasure may a curse be put on me….LOL how stupid, even after exposing himself as false prophet people still follow this antichrist type person…..if people like Murdock can fool you people, just imagine how easy you will be for the antichrist, you will be like shooting fish in a barrel…..his false teachings don`t square with the BIBLE….His one and only main THEME is money and tricks he pulls on the blind to get it…want to hear a man of GOD, listen to Charles Stanley, not these snake oil sales people..
I wanted to share that about 10 years ago i stop watching christian television because they would start a message and interrupt it and ask the viewer to pay through credit cards if they wanted to finish watching the message. i am a believer of God, i not only go to church but strive to be a good christian in my everyday life. couple of weeks ago, i decided to watch televangelistic programs once again and i found Dr. Murdock preaching about wisdom. i really found his message to be instructive and i follow to the end until when he started asking for the $1000 seed, i have to say i felt tempted to call, but then i saw this pressure that he continued to say “go, go ,go hurry up, get to the phone, right now, don’t miss this opportunity” and he kept rushing viewers to get to the phone to make the seed, it really looked like an informercial instead. i belive in the power of given YES we should give to the needy, but God also said we should give with our heart when we give we should be happy but Murdock contradicts this, he said that when we give we dont feel good about it. Well we cannot contradict Gods word God said if we give and we are not happy he tells that we should take our gift back because he will NOT bless anything that dont come from our hearts, therefore we will be giving in vain.
II CORINTHIANS 9:7 “EVERY MAN ACCORDING AS HE PURPOSETH IN HIS HEART, SO LET HIM GIVE; NOT GRUDGINGLY, OR OF NECESSITY: FOR GOD LOVETH A CHEERFUL GIVER”
so dr. murdock should NOT contradict God’s word. because God blesses those who give cheerfully. i want to encourage people NOT to stop giving but be aware of the wolves. Giving is biblical, but we have to be wise as a serpent and gentle as the dove when it comes to people demanding for money.
oh by the way couple of days ago Dr. Murdock was not asking for $1000 he was asking for $7500.00 to 70 people and yes promising all of the good stuff!
God gave you, among his many blessings, a brain. I am sure He wishes you would use it. I am not taking up for any telemarketer of the Bible, but the fact remains that any ministry costs money. I am the son of a Baptist Minister, God rest his soul, and from the time I was old enough to understand, I watched him struggle with the finances of the church. Ministers of any kind have more overhead than you have considered, and when God blesses them with material things, small or large, a true believer of the scripture will be happy for him to have them. A minister is your conduit, your direct access to God. He brings you the truth, and tells you what God directs him to tell you. Don’t shoot the messenger! Use that brain for more than a hatrack! You will do well to keep your words sweet, because you may be eating them sooner than you know!
God gave you, among his many blessings, a brain. I am sure He wishes you would use it. I am not taking up for any telemarketer of the Bible, but the fact remains that any ministry costs money.
You are right. We all have to pay our bills. Also those who gift money to Christian ministry’s and World wide missions. The question is not about the need for money, but the promises of financial returns.
Have Jesus promised 30,60 and 100 times return on money given to any of his students?
Lets look at the Bible verses used:
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
(end of verses)
Clearly, the return is saved souls. And in saved souls we rejoice. Not in the return of Cash.
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
(end of verse)
left house….receive hundred times as much….
I am sometimes amazed, that this verse is used to pray for multiple return of cash. Why do not the same money-peddles pray that more Christians are thrown out of their houses, because they have refused to bow before idols?
Few people are willing to stand for the truth in their own house. So how can they be willing to proclaim the gospel in the neighborhood?
You have to twist these Bible verses, to be able to use them to collect money, by promising high financial returns.
In a very brief teaching you have explained those verses properly. I am with you on the idea that a twisting of the truth
and a literal interpetation causes a false understanding. A perversion if you will. To pervert something is to make it the opposite of what it is. Well done Ivar, my friend.
Thanks for blessing me. This will keep me focused as a blogger.
May Jesus the Messiah keep you safe from all kinds of deceptions.
If a ministry relies on money, then maybe they are not following the first century biblical model of house churches. Paying for buildings and such is a waste of God’s money and time. Build an orphanage not a pagan based building and call it a church. The Church is the Body of Christ not a building. Let’s give to those within the Body and to our neighbor and to those we meet as God leads.
This is where I say stop……….. you said pastors are conduit …they bring messages from God to us and they ………..
Jesus did not die to give the pastors his throne.
The kingdom of God, I liken it to a company where u have different departments.
Its the pastors job to teach us HOW TO HAVE A DIRECT ACCESS TO GOD not a link to God . And this error has built a lot of hypocrites and imbeciles in the kingdom.
@ Tifani, 95% of Christendom does not follow the 1st century model. They follow a much older false religion – Babylon – which the Roman Catholic Church perfected over 15 centuries, and Protestants replicate almost exactly.
Mathey 5:23-24: “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift”
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
salvation is not a matter of what church you belong to. it’s not salvation. salvation is knowing Christ and having a passion in following his truth! It’s one thing to be in the true church But it’s another thing to have a passion to Christ and follow his truth and God in his final movement is leading people back to his word. Here is the patience of the saints here are they that keep the commandments of God & Faith of Jesus.1) It lovingly obeys his commands & has the testomony of Jesus Christ The Dragon is angry with the Church & makes war with the church the remant worship God for the Church has testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy The dragon is angry of the church &makes war after her seed the last church. The dragon is angry with the church the reminent of the last church that keeps her seed it has testimony of Jesus the spirit of prophecy. So the God that guided his church through prophecy will guide his last Day Church before the coming of Jesus. God will raise up a devine movement that devine movement of destiny based on prophecys of revelation because it would keep all of Gods commandments keep aposoligy faith of the past and it would be guided by the gift of prophecy even as the testimony of Christ gift of prophecy was confirmed in you so that you come behind in no gift waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Would the church waiting for the coming of christ have the gift of prophecyand he himself gave some apostels & some prophets & some evangelists & some pastors & teachers for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministery for edifying the body of Christ. Would also be guided by the gift of prophecy. To deny the gift of prophecy to the remmant churchis to deny that portion of the bible that says the gift of prophecy would be in God last Days Church. To accept that was Gods gift that would keep his commandments in the last days of Earth History.God Bless and Amen.
I believe God will restore truth to his faithful followers in the last days. I desire to follow all of the truth Jesus has for me. A True warrior.
I put murdock in the class with benny hin and tod coonz, nothing but parasites trying to scam the unaware that know nothing about gods word. they are false prophets, wolves in sheeps clothing. these men need prayer to be delivered from their low down tactics that have nothing to do with god.
I am not a fan of Benny Hinn. Neither do I wish him bad. I can not even think of loosing my worst enemies, but sincerely want all men to be found in the Kingdom of Heaven. We need to pray for brother Benny, and also for Mike Murdock.
We all need to be careful so we are not deceived. We have the Word of God, and if we obey Jesus, our Father in Heaven will give us the Holy Spirit as a spokesman, advocate and helper. Please pray for all lost souls, and lead lost souls around you towards the truth. Jesus is the truth.
This is very true, even though these people are evil, we should pray that they will see the error of their way`s….some older people are left unattended, b/c their children can`t be around every minute, but these older people still know how to write a check, and these evil parasites know these older people have money, and they intend to get their share of it, it`s like taking a little kid`s candy, i don`t know how these parasites can even look at theirself in the mirror. benny hin went as far as to say that JESUS was gonna appear in bodily form on the platform with him, he gave a date, and JESUS did`nt appear. he even said adam did`nt only walk in the garden of eden, but adam could actually fly, yea say`s hin, with one thought adam could be on the moon..it`s a shame that people don`t have discernment skills to see through all of these fakes…murdock say`s all these expencive toy`s are given to him, corvettes and such, 25.000 dollar rolex watches, yea sure.
Benny Hinn went as far as to say that JESUS was gonna appear in bodily form on the platform with him, he gave a date,
Benny Hinn has to accept public scrutiny, because He is a Global TV preacher. I am suppose to tell him personally about his public sins, but are not able to go to the US to tell him.
There is a file for articles on Benny Hinn on this site. For all who are interesting in sponsoring his ministry, I have an advice. Please read, and than make up your mind.
There is also a sponsor button on this site. Please read our articles first, and then decide if we are worthy of support from people who believe in the Messiah.
I saw right through them cause i have the ability to watch and learn and see what happens before I leap.. i saw these people telling my people to give them money to pay these fools. My family didn’t understand I was very blessed and intelligent. I Never gave to these fools. And they later tried this at regular churches. I just got to the point to not go to churches anymore. Most want you pay stuff and I won’t do it. Yes, you live and you learn.
If a church ask you for seed money to have blessings from God, then you are correct in rebuking and leaving.
If a church ask you for whatever you can give, so the church can pay there electric bill, feed the homeless, clothed people who need it, then you give whatever you can give.
I attend a very small church that has always lived on the basics, and that I have seen feed the homeless, clothed people.
John hagee was on the tbn platform and he told everone that benny hin was a true man of GOD,not….hagee said the people of new orleans was being judged for their sin, he said that`s why katrina hit them. hagee put`s other people down that are going through divorce, but according to the webb in 1975 john hagee was caught in adultry himself, his first wife divorced him, he was preaching and running around on his wife….then hagee actually had the brass to meet the late elvis presley at a hotel and council elvis for the same thing`s he himself was doing. imagine that.
John Hagee was on the tbn platform and he told everone that benny hin was a true man of GOD.
Benny Hinn, John Hagee, my self and you have one thing in common. We are all created beings, sinners who commit mistakes. Also after we have been saved. I do not excuse sin, but know there is a living God who pardon sin, if we repent.
I might even teach not correctly once in a while. Than I need people who love me enough around me, people who will rebuke med and correct me in love. I do not agree with all john Hagee teach, and specially his Word of Faith doctrines, and claim that poverty is a curse. But I do acknowledge that he is one of the most prominent Christian teachers who support Israel. Like Hagee, I am a Christian Zionist.
Thank`s for the link Ivarfjeld, this is typical benny hin stuff. a new`s team followed him in the usa, he went to other countrys, ha stayed in 35 hundred dollar a night rooms, he took his staff on expensive shopping sprees letting them spend thousands of dollars, he does this so he can keep them on his side, cameras caught up with hin, he was being pretty cocky with the reporters, but when he was told he was on camera, he was ready to go as fast as he could get away. anyone should know when benny hin blows on someone and they fall down, then when they stand up they are well as though was ever wrong. if these healings are so real, then why don`t you see an arm or a legg restored, not that`s a healing that can`t be faked, but the truth is, benny hin is a fake. not one prophecy that hin has given has come to pass, not a single one. earl camping say`s may 21st 2011 is the end of the world, another false prophet, he was wrong before when he set a date and he will be wrong this time, watch and see. i wish everyone had the disearnment to see through all these false prophets, it`s really not that hard, just listen and check behind them.
See benny hin pulls in 200 million dollars a year, so he can afford to let his staff spend a few thousand dollars, mere pocket change, besides it was`nt his to start with, he conned it out of the unaware. and benny hin is friends with john hagee. if benny hin is such a great healer, then why when john hagee had heart surgery 2 year`s ago, why did`nt he have hin to pray for him and get a healing so he would`nt have to have surgery? if that was to hard for hin here is an easier one. why don`t hagee have hin to pray to heal his eyes so he does`nt have to wear glassess? also hin wears contacts, how come hin can`t get a healing for his own eyes, he get`s healings for everyone else, only problem is they are fake healings. mr hagee say`s give to the poor, then why did he buy an 8000 acre ranch that cost near 4 million dollars? give some of that to the poor.
See Benny Hinn pulls in 200 million dollars a year….
If you have not given a dollar to Benny Hinn Ministry, you should not be concerned about how Benny Hinn spend money others have given him.
You should rather be concerned about how you spend your own money. Do you obey what Jesus command from His students?
I must in a similar way, be concerned about how I spend the money Jesus have put me as a caretaker of. And the full NTM-team have to think likewise.
Jesus do not permit us to waist money, nor to neglect the poor. If we store up riches on Earth, we will face the same problem as a camel who tries to make it through the eye of the needle. That is obviously very close to impossible.
The link is interesting, i have all kind`s of video on hin, i got it off of the webb. hin said GOD could`nt do a thing on the earth without first getting permission, you know the guy is a nut to say that..hin is filthy rich, he has an 8 million dollar home with an ocean view. but if i had to get it the way he got it i would sure have to pass.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul.
If God were to take everything away from these men you talk about, All their money and material things, I wonder if the only thing that was left for them was the Jesus they speak of, if he would be enough. These men ,all of them in my eyes are Wolves in sheeps clothing. We were warned not to watchout for the wolves. They are obvious. We are warned to watch out for the wolves who look like sheep. I personally would not give a dime to any of them.
Also, Paul said in his letter to the Corinthians. Unlike many we do not peddle the gospel for profit. I believe that statement carries with it a negative implication towards making a profit and or getting rich from the gospel. These men are getting their reward here. Their minds are on worldly things.
I believe only part of what Mr.Murdock has said and written. I do not need and follow his (58USD) Money-Wisdom at all. I do not envy his BMW´s, villa or jets because nothing of these can we take with us into eternity.
Mike Murdock is a deceiver who uses the Word of God to his benefit.
Romans 16:17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
Mike Murdock program on tv runs the same story every week at same time.
Benny Hinn said said no more loses on TBN and that tells me not send money no more.No More Loses of Money to benny Hinn.
You give your money to your local church and you don,t have to give your money to a mega church that cost Millon of dollars to run.
I do not like any falseness, though; we must admit that hearing scriptures explained correctly by people, even those such as Kenneth Copeland and others, that it has helped bring many to the Lord. However, it is good that after one is brought to the Lord they get more knowledgeable and can spot the falseness. Again, I am glad for the times when I heard the word before I was saved, even from a money grubber.
Philippians 1:17-18 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.
I do not know for sure, but I truly hope that these people who have come to accept Jesus Christ by hearing Mike Murdock have learned to adhere only to the bible, and not to man.
Well said but don’t forget in Number 22 God even used a Jack.a. Donkey so he can certainly use Copeland and Murdock when he wants to.
Well said but don’t forget in Number 22 God even used a Jack.a. Donkey so he can certainly use Copeland and Murdock when he wants to.
I do not want to be branded as a donkey. Would you? God of the Bible can use not righteous people all the time. Like me. But I do not cheat the flock I have been called to shepherd, and peddle the gospel for money.
There are thousands of people visiting News That Matters every day. I do not mind donations. But I will not promise you cash returns. But I will pray that you will receive all kind of heavenly blessings. Also enough money to live a decent life, while you are here on Earth, being able to pay your bills.
Lord Jesus also give us more than we need, so we have enough for all kinds of good deeds, He has called us to do. Amen.
I will repeat what I have said before: Do not justify your faith on what a preacher has said. Read the Bible. All who are willing to read, will come to know that the Prosperity gospel is a hoax. You do not have to be a born again Christian to understand this. Even a secular man has enough common sense.
I AM SORRY FOR THE COMMENT YOU RECEIVED FROM WILLIAM LOUIS GIBBS. HE SAID YOU HAVE NO OUNCE OF HOPE ON YOUR WEBSITE, OR ONE OUNCE OF HOPE THAT BRINGS LIFE. I READ YOUR WEBSITE AND YOUR COMMENTS EVERY DAY. YOU HAPPEN TO BE ONE OF THE FEW PROPHETS IN TODAYS WICKED WORLD THAT IS GIVING BOTH LIFE AND HOPE THROUGH ESUS CHRIST IN YOUR MESSAGES. HE SAID, BEING BROKE BRINGS NOBODY ANY HOPE. WELL, I AM BROKE AND I HEVE THE GREATEST HOPE ANYONE COULD HAVE. MY HOPE IS IN JESUS AND JESUS ALONE. I DON’T NEED MONEY TO HAVE HOPE. IF OUR HOPE IS IN OUR MONEY, OUR HOPE IS IN VAIN. THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT THE DECEITFULNESS OF MONEY. MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DECEIVED, BECAUSE THEY HAVE A LITTLE MONEY IN THEIR POCKET. MIKE MURDOCK IS ONE OF TODAYS MANY FALSE PROPHETS THAT HAVE DECEIVED MANY. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT HE IS GOING TO HELL, AND WILL PROBABLY TAKE MANY WITH HIM. I BELIEVE ANYONE THAT GIVES THIS MAN MONEY IS BRINGING A CURSE ON THEMSALVES. PAUL TOLD SIMON THE SORCERER, THY MONEY PERISH WITH YOU, BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT THE GIFT OF GOD COULD BE PURCHASED WITH MONEY. THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS DEPART FROM THOSE THAT TEACE GAIN IS GODLINESS. WILLIAM ALSO SAID, ENJOY YOUR JEOLOUSY, MISERY AND RAGE AGAINST M.M. YOU DID NOT DISPLAY ANY OF THE ABOVE IN YOUR COMMENT. I BELIEVE WILLIAM WILL ANSWER TO AN ANGRY GOD FOR HIS FALSE COMMENT AGAINST YOU. THAT SHOWS WHAT HE IS ON THE INSIDE.
WILLIAM SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO START SENDING HIS CURSED 58.00 TO YOU. THAT IS A LIE, HE WOULD NOT, AND HE WILL NOT. WHEN YOU CALLED HIS HAND ON THAT COMMENT, HE SAID HE APOLIGISED FOR WHAT SEEMED TO BE A LIE. IT WAS A LIE.
WILLIAM SAID, IF YOU BELIEVE THE POOR CAN HEAR THE GOSPLE WITHOUT SOMEONE FIRST RECEIVING A HARVEST, YOU ARE DECEIVED. ON THE CONTRARY, WILLIAM IS WOEFULLY DECEIVED. THERE IS NO SCRIPTURE FOR THAT COMMENT. PETER SAID, SILVER AND GOLD HAVE I NONE, BUT SUCH AS I HAVE, GIVE I THEE. HE HAD WHAT THE LAME MAN NEEDED AND HE HAD NO MONEY. PETER AND JOHN RECIEVED NO HARVEST, BUT YET THEY HAD EXACTLY WHAT THE POOR LAME MAN NEED. IT WAS HEALING IN THE NAME OF JESU.
I COULD ON AND ON, BUT NUFF SAID. I KNOW THE ABOVE IS TRUE, BECAUSE WILLIAM LOUIS GIBBS IS MY SON AND I AM SORRY FOR THE HATEFUL COMMENT HE WROTE YOU.
In the words of rabbi Bob Dylan -Don’t follow leaders watch the parking meters..
In the Gospel of John 10:5 Jesus said I know my sheep and they know me. He also said the voice of a stranger the will not follow.
What does this tell you about Mike Murdock’s fans??
If people read their whole bible from Genesis to Revelation, word for word without one word out of place they would know just how much these Prosperity preachers are spinning and twisting the bible out of context! Read it for yourself so you can know when they are not putting their own spin on it.
(Ivar..But I do not cheat the flock I have been called to shepherd, and peddle the gospel for money. ) PRAISE GOD!!! Truly few can honestly say this before The Lord of Glory! Yet many will condemn and go the other way and claim a Call of God as the money and material evidence rises, as they forget the words…Freely you have received, Freely give!
“Let him who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches”.
Notice it didn’t say – what the Preachers are saying. So when they preach, we ought to allow the Spirit of God to interpret His message to us accordingly.
“The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit”.
Whether they be sinners or not, I know not: one thing I know, that, though I was blind, now I see (lol) – like a two-edged sword.
Can we perhaps have a list of True Prophets, so we know who to listen to instead of who NOT to listen to, lest we continue to listen to false prophets?
Mike Murdock is selling the free blessings of God for cash dollars. Jesus paid in full for our daily grace and blessings on the Cross. Mike Murdock has no authority to sell the free gift of God’s daily blessings. I wish Jesus would kick the Merchants out again like he did in the New Testament Gospel of John. Mike Murdock fools bible illiterates who fail to understand their New Covenant of Grace.
I don’t believe for a minute that God’s best is poverty for His children. I do believe that we don’t have to make a “ritual” out of getting our needs met from our Heavenly Father. There is no process or program, we need to walk humbly, love mercy and do rightly and we’ll be fine. Rich is a relative term. Each one of us comes from a different perspective and wealth is defined by that perspective. Prosperity is another thing, we are told we will prosper, be in health even as our souls prosper…amen. We, as the body of Christ, must be content with what we have and share as much of what we have with those who are in need and those who are preaching Christ crucified, dead and coming again. We must work while it is day for the night is coming. His sheep hear His voice and unless I hear to the contrary and I have something I can share, I do cheerfully and know that He will do what He has to meet my needs. I try to keep it simple, God blesses us, blessings we can expect from a loving parent; and we continue by blessing others, so forth and so on. I am 66 years old and have never missed a meal because of lack, never left homeless, never had to sleep in a frigid room or on a cold floor, and have never seen my family suffer the same. I trust that my Father God takes care of me and my family just like my earthly father took care of his family. I didn’t have to beg my earthly father to go to work so we wouldn’t starve or lose our place of abode. It was understood by us children that our father loved us, was responsible and trustworthy and we never gave that a second thought. How much more does our Heavenly Father love us, His children. “… I have never seen the righteous forsaken or God’s chosen begging bread…” Please my brothers and sisters keep your eyes on the Lord and work unto Him. Trust in the Lord, He is faithful to us even when we are not faithful.
Paul identifies false teachers as those who deny the sacrifice and person of Jesus. As far as I can tell, Mike preaches those like Paul. So you don’t like his teaching. Does that make him a false teacher??
I think if one denies Jesus as Lord that can be a false ______. (Insert word here) if one teaches something else then he is a false teacher. If one prophesies against God’s Word, he is a false prophet. If Murdock preaches Jesus is Lord, he is likely not a false preacher either. But he can teach unbiblical things that need to be addressed. It is not judging his soul but judging his actions and words against the bible. I dont think. This is an issue of dislike but unbiblical teaching. If Murdock was focused on Jesus he would not bother to preach or mention money except to give locally to a person in need.
When you feel like you have to “sow a seed” to receive a miracle, you have been milsed. So miracles are up for sale now? If only you send Mike Murdock 1000 dollars? What did the blind man give Jesus? How about the lame man? What about Lazarus? Did they sow a 1000 dollar seed (to Mike Murdock)? The only thing Jesus wanted was faith and trust in him.
How did those people receive a miracle from Jesus when Mike Murdock hasn’t even been born yet? How did those people receive their miracle when they couldn’t hurry to the phone to “sow a 1000 dollar seed”?
I have to admit, i have fallen prey to these parasites and have turned away from christianity because of all of these false prophets. The bible warns us of many false prophets, yet I just can not stomach it. I believe in Jesus, but all this christianity is a scam.
Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’
Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
who do you think Jesus is talking about??????? Could it be Benny Hinn? Mike Murdock? Me? You? We all better check our hearts before its too late!
Ephesians 5.11-13 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove expose them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved exposed are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
(If it had not been The Word exposing the darkness to us all we
too would be still the Children of Darkness)
mike mudock is a true preacher of the gospel and not a deception, his words is a light to my spirit, soul and body. i am a black man but i have seen God’s work in my life through the word of God from Mike Mudock God bless you as you understand the truth about the man of God
he really is a good preacher but i beleive those who dont know God with their heart will become frustrated because of their EXPECTATION blessing from God. you’re suppose to give with YOUR heart People! not because some preacher says that you will get blessings harvested. thats the main reason why a lot of people will give anyway, to recieve their expectant blessing of wealth or a big inherit of money. sad.
thats exactly where i got confused, i was watching his channel this morning and i was always told to give to God and dont EXPECT him to give back, why should we EXPECT from Him, who gave and sacrificed his own son from us. we deserve nothing. i want to give to God today but with my heart and want him to see my
deeds so that he will accept me into heaven, i dont care about getting my money back i just care about my soul being saved and happiness in life.
understanding is the breaking down of mentality in times of perplexity. one thing is to understand God, if you Don’t understand his word then you will never understand his apostle. Mike Murdock is an apostle assigned by God to tell us the benefit of tithing and seed sowing. this is the wildest area of God that Greedy People fail to understand. money has nothing to do with prosperity or success you who give to the church, you are trying to tell God that you are also a contributor of the beauty of his house.
Giving to the church is not the same as giving to a “ministry” led by a man. The Church is the Body of Jesus Christ, not a preacher nor a building ran by men. Giving to the Church is giving to fellow believers in need.
I appreciate your Israel- and end-times related posts. I share them, in fact. But I do not like the spirit of accusing another servant of being a false prophet simply because he teaches people about money. Jesus talked about money a lot. He talked about it more than prayer. We are to make money our servant and not to serve money or the spirit of Mammon. Mike Murdoch’s revelations are based on godly wisdom and personal experience in his walk with GOD. Who are we to judge him? If we want to gain real discernment, we have to crucify our instincts to judge.
How’s that Fantasy World you’re living in treating you?? ”Crucify our instincts to judge’..hmmm So here we go again ..Can you hear the “Rip”…?? it’s the sound of Scriptures being Ripped out of The Bible ..from the Old and New Testament…
How come so many Christians say not to judge? Have you not read all of Matt 7? It does not end with “Do not judge.” Read the whole chapter. Gloria and Ivar point out the teaching of give to get is unbiblical. That is not judging his soul. In fact you accusing anyone of judging is judging itself….just like i just did with you. We all judge and we must make sure it is always judging the act or words against the Word of God and not the person’s soul.
Gloria, I am assuming that your ministry does not receive donations based on your response to the first reply. Is that correct?
Amazing as one re-reads these posts…2 points very clear…(smile)
1…People ”defending Mike Murdock” and his version of The Word of God. (prosperity by giving ‘seed’ (money) to his ministry)
2…People “defending The Word of God”
It’s that clear…think about it…we either make excuses for what we want to believe ….or……
We Repent and Believe The Gospel of Jesus Christ as it is laid down in The Word of GOD!
I’m not defending Mike Murdock. I have personally taken issue with many of his teachings over the years. I simply asked a question about receiving donations. I do, however, think the Murdock is an extremely intelligent man. Some of his quotes are very inspirational. Although, I’m not a subscriber to the prosperity gospel so that’s where I part ways with him. And quite frankly, I’m not too sure about his doctrine because I just haven’t followed him over the years. God bless.
David, if you will ‘re-read’ what I said you will see it was not aimed at you specifically….it was ”all of us” who responded to this Post…either we were either ‘defending Mike Murdock, or we were ‘defending The Word of God’….people who refuse to abide by His Word will make excuses to continue in their rebellion against God…thus they defend their ‘right’ to sin and think they can make excuses to justify what they do and/or believe, and God will abide by ‘their decisions and not HIS’…in other words…they will wake up and rue the day they twisted His Word and taught others to do the same so they could continue in their sins!
What’s wrong with donations? Jesus told the disciples to rely on donations because a workman is worth his wages. I’ve also seen a part where the Apostle Paul commands that anyone who preaches the gospel should make his living from it, but I can’t find it again. Though they didnt seem to keep much more than they needed.
Making a buck preaching a false gospel would be another story, or getting filthy rich off it.
1 cor 9:14 “In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.”
2 cor 2:17 “Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.”
Some might see that as a contradiction but I see it as steering not to far to the left or to the right right, being honest about what your doing.
He looks like a crook to me…
The church I attend does receive tilthe, and has been used in the past to feed the poor, send money and clothing to poor countries, pay electric bills and such to run the church.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
If you come to wear I live, you can very well see the church I attend is a one story “old fashioned” building, and even with it’s meager furnishings, we all go over to praise the Word of God. It is not used to buy cars, pay “Benny Hinn’s, Mike Murdock’s” rent, and vacations.
Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
You give from the hearth David, you feed the poor because you want them not to go hungry, and Jesus Christ will see you give from your heart.
These preachers really don’t believe In God, its about getting PAID one would think the fear of God would be enough. Their businessman an. Pimps
……..the fear of God would be enough……that ‘gift’ many took out of the Church and taught people that God would take them anyway they were….which annuls the beautiful gift He gave at Calvary! ….sad to say but true..and it’s not until they do what The Word says and not a Santa Claus God are we set Free…so many wonderful things The Word has for us yet people prefer to make their own Salvation and still remain less than The Lord did for us all….
Numbers 21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Numbers 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
One thing is sure the foundation of the lord stands sure …the lord knows hispana own people.
Gloria……AMEN and AMEN again….what you said…~>My Comment: I put myself on God’s hands a long time ago, and told him I expect nothing in return. What has he shown me? His love, his forgiveness, and that’s he’s never left my side. That is way more than millions and billions of dollars….hawkers steal the Word of God….People of God ‘was given freely and freely they give’….what were they given….His Word…what will they give that is priceless not for sale…His Word…I can not begin this World has not the words that can express the Love of God and what He has given me and to all whether we accept it or not, whether we want it or not, whether we even value it or not, whether whether we know it or not…these power seeking people want only to rob, steal and kill the love of God in anyone and their very breath, then make a show of mockery if they do not agree and value them, they make a show of Look what God did for them, ‘so send in more so you can get it too’…when they will not stand up to the World and proclaim the Glory and love and gifts (His sacrifice) He gave us all….it infuriates me this beast of hell that knows it can lie and get people to doubt Jesus…the Blind man got his eyes….we were blind and now we see, and 3/4 of the World don’t want to see what they eat (feed their spirit, soul and body)
I would advice you all leave judgement to God for He sees the heart. You all label mike a fraudster because he says God will raise 300 millionaires in his church and u should sow a seed of $1000 to key into that prophecy. Did he compell anyone to pay? Oh, and for the record he has recorded 32 millionaires in his Ministry as at yesterday. Even solomon offered a thousand sacrifices to God. Come to think of it Paul d apostle said “if u receive spiritual things of us, is it bad for us to receive carnal things of u”? Ananias & Sapphira were struck dead because they did not present ALL the money they made from selling THEIR OWN PROPERTY to Apostle Peter! People should stop speaking for God cos u can never understand His ways. People’s hackles go up when a prosperity preacher asks them to sow a breakthru seed but they dont see anything wrong with a faith preacher asking them to sow a seed for their healing! If u dont believe in something, keep your opinions to yourself. Dont rain curses and abuses on a man of God, u may not be able to stand the repercussion when it comes. If u need proof, read about the little boy that mocked Elijah and called him Bald, he never lived to talk about it. Show men of God some respect, allow God be the Judge!
God will raise 300 millionaires in his church and u should sow a seed of $1000 to key into that prophecy.
Somehow, it seldom impress me, hearing people claiming to know “god”. Before I rejoice, I need to know what kind of “god” you are following.
Not so strange, Jesus the Messiah explained that many people are believers in “money-God”. You can simply not have it both ways.
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Members of “Churches” who is going to raise “300 millionaires”, and who asks for 1.000 USD donations, needs to read this, and repent:
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
I would advise you to read beyond Matt 7:1 and see that the Word of God tells us how to judge properly! Why do so many Christians tell other Christians not to judge? Support for a missionary is much different than paying for luxury.
3 John tells us to not allow a false prophet into our house so several years ago I banned the viewing of any Prosperity preacher in my house and it has been refreshing. They cause one’s spirit to be in turmoil with grief due to their twisting of the word of God. Remember the devil uses the word of God but twist it to suit his own evil ends. There is a evil spirit associated with such teachings and people become under its guise when they fall into the trap. It’s a bondage where the curse is place on your lack of “seed faith” instead the cross of Jesus, who became a curse for us. The cross is where we need to turn for all the blessings and gifts of God freely given in Christ! I will say also that while I am not well known and just a simple man of God, I would not trade places with Michael Murdock on the day of judgment for all the money in the world. It would cause me to lose sleep at night! Peace to everyone and good will from Christ Jesus our Lord, Savior and Provider! Isn’t He wonderful!
“Remember the devil uses the word of God but twist it to suit his own evil ends” Very true indeed! I live in a 3rd world country where 80% live below the poverty line. We have local “ministers/pastors/brothers” here who use the same “technique” in teaching about the Word of God- that by turning to God, all financial (and other) problems will disappear. True, God can do this but why are these “preachers” focusing on the worldly needs instead of giving more importance to the salvation of the soul? To top it all, one preacher lives in an exclusive village and owns plenty of expensive cars and high value properties!?!?! (he defends his riches by saying that his family was already rich when he started the ministry). But really, why do you need to stay at pricey hotels and go around in fancy cars? Most important of all, have you noticed that most if not all of these tv “preachers” are very much unlike the apostles and disciples who lived simply?!?!?!.
I pray to God Almighty that all who visit this site will be blessed spiritually in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, Amen!
It is sad you see when one becomes a Pharisee, and as far as I can see there are nothing but a bunch of Sadducees here. True we are to use our God given powers of discernment. We are to judge right and wrong; even here on Earth. But Christ warned against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
These groups of men bickered about the points of law and the letters of law, but missed the spirit of the law. Which was to unite us with God. Worse yet they missed the Freedom Christ gave us from the law. Through His sacrifice Christ freed us from damnation . The Damnation that was rightly ours when we broke Gods law.
Paul wrote that all things are permissible for me, but not all things are profitable. Arguing points of law is simply a waste of time (and possibly a sin of the Sadducees and Pharisees) as we are free from the burden of the law.
I have been a Christian my whole life and have been to many Christian churches and through many denominations thereof. In every denomination there has been a box in which Christ was kept. These denominations would say God allows everything in this box, and everything outside of the box is a sin. they would say, “We only allow what is in this box.” Some boxes where bigger than other boxes, but all had a box.
I am here to tell you that God is bigger than the Box you have been keeping Him in. He allows more than you think and He hates things that you think He likes. But He loves you and will allow you (us) our boxes in which we are comfortable with Him. Even I have a box from within which I understand God. I am uncomfortable outside of my box. Yet God is bigger and greater than my box.
Arguing points of law does not edify the body. It does not build up. It does not unite members of Christ family. Arguing points of law divide. Arguing tares down, throws down, and binds the mind of the bickerer It causes the bickerer to miss out on the freedom given in and through Christ.
And why do we argue? To show much more we know than others? To make ourselves look good to others. Do we think that God is proud of us when we rip apart another believer’s box. You argue and say, “You cannot have God in that box. It’s not my Box. Mine is the only box that is true”
Shame on you! You should build one another up. You should find places where your boxes overlap. You should rejoice that your brother or sister has a box of their own and God is in it.
If you wish to live in a box without money, then I say good for you. If you choose to live in a box where God no longer provides miracles, okay. If you want a box where women cannot speak up in church, (this is Biblical) then I say it’s your box. enjoy it. But me, I am uncomfortable in a box without money, and I am uncomfortable with an indifferent god. In my box God cares, God provides, God heals, and God forgives. My God is the Love that He says He is. In my box Christians are not called to be poppers, unable to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, or shelter the homeless. In my box Christians are not unable to lend freely, as God has commanded. in my box God offers success.
Enjoy your boxes and enjoy the freedom of Christ, and my God bless you as you and your box are able to allow Him.
And instead of speaking of this “box” you should speak of how Christ can save, if we only believe in HIM soley. The fact that Mike Murdock and his followers believe in Him and the money he can alledgely bring to him, is a lie.
Murdock robs people in the name of Jesus, and you are concerned about what people say on a blog? You’re in need of spiritual help.
My brother, u have made efforts but not according to knowledge. The ministry of Dr. Mike Murdock shouldn’t be ur problem. Just pursue the call of God upon ur life with everything u have got. Jesus loves u and Dr. Mike Murdock. Make the most of HIS love for humanity. Thank
What would you rather do? Stand by and watch as Mike Murdock convinces others that you have to plant a seed, to get closer to Christ? That is against what the Bible teaches us.
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
There is a reason why Jesus warns us against money, but Mike refuses to listen, and peddles lies instead.
On correcting others, Jesus says:
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Does ANYONE know where Murdock received his TRUE and LEGITIMATE PhD? IF he has been presented with an “honorary” doctorate, that does NOT afford him the privilege of referring to himself as “Dr.” That goes for Coontz as well. And frankly, ANY evangelist or “preacher” referring to themself as “Dr.” without having completed the required number of hours, attending an accredited university or graduate school, completing a dissertation, and successfully presenting a “verbal” and “convincing” report (for lack of a better term) to a group of instructors at the PhD level is simply still “Mr.”, “Miss”, “Mrs.” … but NOT “Dr.”. Ple-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ase!
“If people read their whole bible from Genesis to Revelation, word for word without one word out of place they would know just how much these Prosperity preachers are spinning and twisting the bible out of context! Read it for yourself so you can know when they are not putting their own spin on it.”
I’ve done this several times, read the Bible from Gen 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. It doesn’t take that long, if you really want to do it. This would be a big task for some people because they don’t want to read much anyway, they’d rather let the preacher do it for them and let him tell them what it says. The problem is that is all they have, what the preacher told them.
Dear Dave 1543
Shalom, and love in Jesus.
Thanks for doing ministry on this blog. May our King keep you free from deceptions. Amen.
Thanks for blessing me and may the Lord protect and use us all for His glory so more hands can be lifted up in salvation and praise. Shalom.
Num 6:24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
Num 6:25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
Num 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Amen Dave, Amen!
Dave there is no greater joy, fulfillment, educational, love, support all that we have is through Him and all other benefits we receive when we read His Word….
It takes only 3 days to read the entire Bible straight thru….
It can take 5 days if one wants a longer break…
If one wants less time…then it can take only take 7 days..
Those I have taught their first lessons is ‘to read The Word of God..we do it for the beginners at 7 days…later we do it for those in the 2nd year of study…5 days…and those who think they know it all
we do it ‘in 3 days’ after we read Job 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 (smile) and repent from any big head know-it-all, then we are left with only the wondrous awe of His loving Majesty The Lord of Glory Jesus Christ!
This is done on a regular basis all throughout our lives if we truly are seekers of His Word…Reading His Word gives us discipline this world has no concept of! Man runs to be ‘excused from a mistake he has made….God’s children run to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of the horrible sin we have done against God and Man and ourselves…which is all disobedience to His Word! Doint this we don’t have time to ‘Nit-pic’ His Word!
Yet you are right so very right ”many will say ”where is that in the Bible? but they don’t to ‘go read it and find it’..it’s too much trouble..they’d rather leave it to the leaders and liars…Just the other day we were told something not to do, yet The Word tells us to ‘esteem another’ above ourselves’ so we can’t possibly have a ‘Me Year’…to ”do something for ‘Me’ day or week…I often wonder Brother, what kind of religion do these have, who find self so precious when The Word tells us to ‘abhor ourselves’ as we see the sin we have been freed from by His glorious sacrifice on the Cross’….as brother Paul tells us thru The Spirit…we shall not boast of ourselves but glory only in the Cross of Jesus Christ…Praise God!
“..Those I have taught their first lessons is ‘to read The Word of God..”
I praise and thank God that when I got saved the Lord led me to brothers and sisters that impressed upon me the importance of reading. Theodore Roosevelt is quted as aying,
“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”
Not many people believe that anymore. So, we have found ourselves with an abundance of people that handle the Word of God deceitfully and few that can reprove them.
Yes Dave many chose not to turn to The Word as a profit for their very Eternal life and life here on Earth …but Jesus does have many who has a heart to pray…I’ve been in many Church’s who run up to me and say ”Can you sing? Can you play an instrument? Can you ”many things”….but none have NEVER asked me ”Can you pray?” …yet Jesus teaches us all who cherish His Word ”that prayer” is priceless and 101# Christian love for others…(smile)….so let’s just continue to pray for these who oppose themselves…God knows they need it…I thank The Good Lord for all who prayed for me…past and present…
Malachi 3:8-9: ” will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me! But you say, ‘in what way have we robbed you?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed me, even this whole nation.”
Murdock and his kind prey on the desperate. The lowly, the broken, the needy. Jesus never said ” if you give me 60 bucks I will heal you.” his teachings are despicable to the teachings of Christ.
Amen Andrea. The merciful man doeth good to his own soul.
And praying for others is a good way to keep “self” where it belongs.
“…I often wonder Brother, what kind of religion do these have…”
I don’t know, but I do know that we need more of a relationship with Jesus Christ and less of religion about Jesus Christ.
Dave you are so right….a ‘real relationship with Jesus Christ is what people need’….
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
This is what I believe and think, if God is responding to planting seeds of faith (which I believe he does) like $58 then why does the $58 have go to Mike Murdock or anyone doing the same thing? Why not send the money to your church or to a Christ Centered Homeless Shelter for the hungry & the sick? Or maybe to a Christ centered unwed Mother’s home? etc. The $58 or whatever amount the seed would still be going to the Lord’s work and you would be blessed.
I wonder what Mike Murdock or anyone else doing this would think since it’s not going directly to them? I am quite sure that any of these people who are doing these kinds of things had the above happen to them they would be very upset because the seed faith money didn’t to them.
I believe this is where the deception is brothers and sisters. However, we should pray for these people that they would come to repentance from this type of deception. God calls on us to be wise as serpents and as gentle as doves.
These prosperity preachers are preying upon those who wants to heat about hope, healing, health, and wealth….while not having to hear about Jesus, the Gospel, Sin, and Hell. The words Christ always spoke about comes to mind when I listen to Osteen, Dollar, Hinn, Meyers, Murdock, Popoff extra: And many shall be DECEIVED!
Everyone who is so worried about preachers out to get money need to recognize that they have a severe love for money their own selves.who cares.people have been saved.quit loving money so dearly your own selves and serve the Lord your own self.we need to get out and prreach to others.people are grown ups.nobody MAKING AANYONE GIVE ANYTHING.THEY CHOOSE TO DO IT.BETTER THEN SPENDING IT ON DRUGS.GROW A BRAIN YALL AND JUDGE YOURSELVES.
Everyone who is so worried about preachers out to get money need to recognize that they have a severe love for money their own selves.
Even if every man on Earth was wrong in regards to money, what Jesus taught would still be correct. That would be 1 right against 7 billion wrongs.
The only thing preaches, espouses or focuses on is money. His one and only god.
I have found to be true if all that is ever talked or preached about is money-there is a lack of understanding about the true riches in Jesus Christ. He is the one that makes your way prosperous. We in the USA are completely wrong into buying into the deception we see on TV Preachers- I used to believe this nonsense until I studied to show myself approved in the bible-In the New Testament Jesus says GIVE 66 TIMES- Give of your time you kindness feed the poor help the widow that is true religion. Check out each one of the ministries and see if they give to the orphans widows and the poor- Not feeding them once or twice a year but everyday. Jesus does care about the down trodden in life -My goal is not to make a false prophet RICH- TEST THE SPIRITS AND SEE WHAT THE FRUIT IS BEFORE YOU GIVE YOUR MONEY AWAY- This man has been exposed before with proof that he is for one person himself- He is out to make money really read his books then line it up with Matthew Mark Luke and John – You will be amazed. May you all be blessed and come to the full knowledge which is in your bible-Again test those spirit check out what they really stand for and oh by the way Jesus didn’t live in a 1.5 million dollar mansion and then try to sell it for twice that amount look it up-
Your riches ‘is’ Jesus!
my name is Jocelyn Simpson maiden Usher.In 1987 I dedicated my life to God.I had written a song and given it to Michael Murdock. He informed me that there was nothing he could do with it.I later found out that he did in fact use my song.It was called Gods putting something together in my life,along with a few other songs. Please help me get back what is rightfully mine .
Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to help you with that.
Thank you for your reply are you are you aware of anyone that can help me?
I apologize but there is no one I know.
Gloria,you interprete the bible with a mind to fault find and literally from your intellect.that is not how spiritual understanding works.do not judge that ye be not judged.whoever is false will have his judgement from God.
Pray for the renewing of your mind and understanding by the Holy Spirit.
Janey You say to Sister Gloria ”judge not less you be judged”…you do err dear heart not knowing the scriptures….and to that to your own hurt….
I’m so fed up with people who have set and heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ for so long when they should by now be teachers of The Word yet they still need to be fed like babes…these are the ones who will take the sparkle gospel that shines full of love-lites in the eyes of many around the world…
These are the ones who will continue to lay a heavy burden on the ones who set up at night weeping before the Throne of God for these foolish spiritual brats who continue to need their bottles warmed not yet able to eat spiritual meat.
Now since you had no fear to attack a Sister covered with the Blood of The Glorious Jesus Christ before a wicked and demented and perverse World, full of Pharaoh’s bent on pulling many like you to the gates of Hell’s torment who have no fear only the ‘WWJD Bracelets Gospel which will melt before your screams leave your mouths…
Think about this scripture very seriously Dear…!!
Take John 20:23 Whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; whoso ever sins ye retain, they are retained.
My heartfelt prayer for you is that you will ‘learn what Hebrew Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 says…then after you learn it and know it ”live it”….then I pray you will ”apologize to Sister Gloria” …since you did the thing publically ‘I’m assuming you’d want Man-up and do it publically!! Perhaps you’d apologize long before that…I pray so…for she definitely is your ‘elder’…
I never said I was perfect and knew everything about the Lord’s Word. In fact, I can learn something knew everytime from our King Jesus.
But of this I am right. If a preacher ask you for money, so you can be blessed by Jesus, that is an outright lie. You do NOT NEED MONEY, to come to Christ.
Jesus offers us his salvation, his blessings, his love to us for free.
Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–
I once had a dream which was completely unrelated to the thoughts and activities of my day and those with which I went sleep. In the dream I saw Rod Parsley and I was shown that he and other ministers like him (prosperity teachers) were seen by God in a way that they were grouped as by genera and species, like they were animals. I was shown that all such ministers were false teachers and that they were not to be believed in any way whatsoever. I awoke from that dream thinking how odd. But still it is obvious to any rational person that such ministers are robbers and thieves, that the Lord was referring to when he said: Joh_10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
I agree rteelee. The free gift of Salvation offered to us by Jesus is exactly that FREE.
And these prosperity teachers are like wolves, greedy and leacherous
Hello Gloria….how are you doing Sister? …good to see you !
I am feeling better. Was sick a while, but now I’m almost back to normal 🙂 Hope things are well with you.
You are judging this man with irrelevant proofs, Remember with what you Judge others it shall be Judged unto you also,
everyone including you may not be right all the time, so why criticise others?
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There is nothing wrong with being prosperous. And if people value what Murdock is saying and if you believe he’s a liar, God will judge him. But in the example you cited above, Murdock was not lying; What he probably meant to say is Jesus was not recognize as the Son of God in His own hometown… Jesus did not seek recognition…replace that word with “believers. Read Matt 13:53 “And it came about that when Jesus had finished these parables He departed from there. And coming to His hometown He began teaching them in their synagogue so that they became astonished and said, ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary and His brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where did then this man get all these things?’ And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in His hometown and in His own household.’ And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.”
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds,
and destitute of the truth, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS:
FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF.(1 Timothy 6:3-5)
Sound Doctrine you can’t beat 1 Timothy 6:3-5 but I’m sure many will try (smile)….keep up the good words of our Lord Jesus Christ’s words..maybe someday someone just may decide to listen and take heed…”or not”…either way…you’re doing what you’re told to do…
I just caught one of Mikes nigthly “give-me-thons”, heck they are repeated every night. Stories repeated over and over again how he has been bleesed by strangers.
Face it the dude lives a sweet lifestyle, well at least for now while he is still on this earth. Raise money, take your cut, spend the bulk of it rasing more money so you can buy more television time to live & maintain your lyfestyle and buy more elevision time to raise more money. Mikes stories are just that, stories. And the cycle just repeats itself, same tape over and over again. “I see a businessman out there in trouble…….” Blab, blab, blab. God spoke to me (tape made 10 years ago) and…………………….send me mo money.
He’s as slick as can be like most of his ilk, you know the Robert Tiltons and like. Are you poor, have a credit card….the whole 10 yards.
I remember one of the televison “plant your seed” types come up with this jewel and I will have to paraprase a little. “…..God does not need your $80, or $800 or $8,000……in fact I doubt if you could buy God’s favor for $80,000”. Yep that’s pretty much what he said.
So God’s for sale now.
A pox on all of their houses. Mo money, mo money, mo money.
I just watched a Murdock “performance” online and my spirit felt hardened by the sinful deception. He said that the only way to be successful before God is to follow his 7 principles. He went on to say that if you hold on to the $1000 that he was asking for than you are being rebellion before God. Everyone who is defending Murdock let me ask:, am I guilty of rebelling against God because I didn’t give $1000 to his ministry?
?? If you know you are doing right before God, Why then ask the ones you ‘also know’ who are doing wrong before God if you are doing before God? That don’t make sense to me. they are misguided and deceived, as we all were at one time, but for you to ask the counsel of the ones doing and following the wicked is not wise brother.
Says who? when in doubt are you not to follow the example of Christ. He asked the pharisees many questions in order that they may see truth. Man, it’s like some people type directly from their behind.
thank you dear I’ll make sure my typewriter is turned around….
Let God be the judge.everyone have sin.
God is the final judge but in the meantime their is no reason to allow the likes of this man to deceive and steal from many people who are helpless, poor or sick.
Five hundred years before Christ, Buddha taught:
Poverty with dignity is better than wealth based on shame. – Buddha
Selfishness is the real enemy of peace. – Buddha
The Buddhist version of poverty is a situation where you have nothing to contribute.”
― Michael Palin, Himalaya
Many believe that Christ traveled to the Himalayas, Tibet and India, between the ages of 12 and 30, and that he studied the tenets of both Buddhism and Hinduism there. Many scholars believe it.
Christs teaching about poverty and giving are very similar to the beliefs of Buddhism. Buddhist monks have few or no possessions, and traditionally carry only a set of robes, mala beads, and a bowl for alms. Christ had no possessions.
I watched Mike Murdock for the first time late last night. It was going pretty logically, until he started begging for $58.00. I was pretty shocked. Jesus delivered the word of God without asking for $58.00. He received alms. Christ didn’t ask for a minimum amount, it was whatever a person chose to give. Christ didn’t make promises to alms givers about what they would gain for supporting his ministry.
Mike Murdoch is a phony. He’s greedy. If you look up the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, USA, December 15, 2004 article and investigative report on what he owns and how little he donates to the needy, you’ll soon see how generous and compassionate this charlatan is. He doesn’t practice the word of God. He glorifies filthy lucre.
Sending money to Murdock and expecting a financial “miralce” is not selfless giving. It’s more like visualization, which may also work through the power of your own mind and mental projection. It’s actually more a principle of Wicca, truth be known. To each their own.
I believe that the selfless performance of random acts of kindness is more likely to result in good fortune, as we do reap what we sow. I believe that showing kindness, tolerance and compassion to other people and animals is preferable to sending a rich man more money.
It’s almost Christmas time. That $58.00 or $1,000 “seed” would do more good in the world by donating it to a food bank or paying a the electric bill for an elderly person or a single mother. Or buy and wrap some presents for a toy drive for underprivileged kids.
Murdock has enough money. He doesn’t need more. It’s interesting how people who are sending him cash and have bought into his “game” aren’t easily convinced otherwise. In the words of the late Hunter S. Thompson (a heathen), “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
Although i totally agree with the fact that he is a total scam artist and that giving to your local food banks, a single parent or poor family, or possibly a veteran is a great idea; I disagree with your comment on Wicca. Unless you can back that statement up, i think it’s totally unfair. Not one Wiccan i have met would turn you down if you asked for help and had no money. This guy isn’t doing that. I have watched and listened to him many times and have caught comments about his many cars (and not cheap ones!) and his rich lifestyle and it makes me sick! That is all this guy cares about. A true prophet of God would ask you to help your ‘brother’ (people in your community or in a disaster area) not send me money, send me money, send me more money!! How can people be sucked into this is beyond me! Giving of one’s self or helping someone who is down is sooo more important than giving man who has an over abundance of everything! I don’t recall Jesus preaching while wearing expensive suits, watches and driving his expensive car to his mansion…or one of!! Is he gonna give you help when your money is gone? Nope! Will he come visit you when you’re sitting (incapable of movement) in your home or a retirement center? Nope! But you can bet that those notices for just a few more ‘seeds’ and your miracle harvest is on its way! !! My advice to y’all defending him here…give that money to your local shelter or food bank and go by one day to see the faces of those you have helped! THAT’S your harvest…i promise you 🙂 Bet you follow this man you put your faith in (instead of God which you know is a sin) and you will never catch him doing anything but enjoying his money. I dare you to hire a detective to follow him around and prove me wrong!!!
Satan is a master of deceit and how do you know God is not using Mike and that the problem is we as believers have a problem with others in the Lord prospering or mentioning God wants us to prosper? I would rather prosper in the Lord and have more than enough to bless others with than to be broke busted and disgusted. You can call Mike Murdock anything you want and that is your choice. Yes, Mike is way out there on things he say’s but look who he is connected to.
Are all these Christian networks, anointed preachers and brothers and sisters opening their ministries and arms because he is a false prophet? Come on, get real!!! They are not the ones talking mess and trying to expose him as a false prophet but welcoming him in. Guess what I am trying to say is that if Mike is such a false bad deceiving lying false prophet, than why are most anointed ministries taking him in? Someone here is right about the man and someone here is wrong and I do not think a few disgruntled people can stop anyone with God’s favor. Satan is not dangerous period if you know your place in the Lord and have put on the full armor or God to resist his fiery darts. Satan is defeated and rather scared of the Holy Spirit and believers who cast him out, renounce him and make him flee.
It is sad that so many of you are interpreting Luke 6:37, 38 to be a proof regarding sowing and reaping. All of you are in error!
This is not talking about giving money. It is talking about judging other people. If you will keep your interpretation in context, you will see that. The verses from 36 through the 42nd. verse refer to this subject of judgmentalism. Basically, what Luke records from the words of Jesus are “If you judge others, you will be judged accordingly; good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.” Verse 36 says that we are to be merciful. If we give mercy and forgive others, God will see to it that people will be merciful and forgive us in good measure, pressed down, etc.
I hope you all will see that.
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That is why god tells us to read the bible.when jesus taught the parables of the sower,did he say sow money.but again satan is full of deciet how many people would choose wealth over poverty.god tells us to lay our wealth in heaven.if we accept our reward here,we have no reward in heaven.jesus layed the foundation,
I see “Dr Mike” has a honorary doctorate. The question is does a thief have any honor? Open up the books Dr Mike and prove your doubters wrong.
I planted a seed and just cancelled it. If Mike will help me he will come to my home and walk with me to help the people in need on the streets in Myrtle Beach. If my $58.00 cancelled seed — may God send me to Hell. I am going to give in my heart and in funds every day for the rest of my life. May I lead others in a good direction. I have made many mistakes and sinned. I have asked for forgiveness. Please forgive me Mike for retracting my $58.00 a month. I will use it wisely for others. Please pray I do the right thing with these dollars. I will try with God’s help!!
Once again Mr Murdock open up your books so the sheep can truly see where the money goes. So much need, so little time.
I don’t have much use for Mike Murdock, I encourage everyone to read the story of George Mueller the 19th century paster in England. He raised more than 10,000 orphans, never once asked for a seed faith. Many times food, supplies or money came at the last minute. He just prayed and waited on God. Its a story of a real man of faith, no one but God knew his needs.
Good point Larry. The Word teaches us to give in secret in other words not let the left hand know what the right hand is doing. Didn’t Jesus tell the rich man to sell his belongings and give to the poor? I don’t have much financially and I really don’t care. If I have Jesus I have it all. Things are getting very tough and according to the Word will only get tougher. I’d rather prepare spiritually now and store up blessings in heaven where they will be eternally and do it tough down here for a short time. I will trust God to provide for me and my family. Jesus also said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:24).
Mike Murdock is a fraud. I am not giving my opinion. I am speaking from first hand knowledge! I worked at his ministry if you want to call it that. I know how his whole scam and how it works. I also know that Trey is telling the truth about Mike. And its worse than Trey even knows. This man is sick and perverted. And every one of you that posted favorable comments about Mike are so lost and deceived. May God help you see the truth and soon.
I pray that Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit of God will clearly, powerfully and lovingly guide us all in regards towards these “word-faith-seed-greed-money harvesters”. I think they and many who believe and who follow Murdock and Coontz may be so blinded and deluded by the overwhelming lust for money, power and material gain they have lost the genuine love and faith for God and our “brothers/sisters” Jesus tells us about.
Paying cash for one, then another even larger more expensive jet Murdock “wants/needs” is vile as I see it. Do you see he is rubbing our faces in it? Do you want what he has or do you desire with all your mind, heart, strength and soul what Jesus Christ freely offers? Send $1,000 to Murdock and Inspiration “Company” or freely, sincerely, with a contrite heart and spirit ask for the free gift that Jesus already paid for with His life. With a broken body and God the Father forsaking His one and only Son, Jesus love for you and I kept Him on that cross in place of us.
Be grateful for what you have, do not not lust after what you want at the peril of becoming deluded, lost and quite miserable.
mike Murdock is a self absorbed thief in the night ! a false profit ! Do Not Send him money are you stupid ? he is paying his car note and house note with your money !!!!!! he doesn’t care about the poor sick or anyone but himself !!!!!!!
it’s only money, which means nothing to you, that people are giving away. Your concern should be that ALL come to and remain in the saving knowledge of Christ, and not the ‘waste’ of their money. It’s only money, not their souls !!!
Also lets be careful what we call another man who calls him/herself a servant/man of God. Nobody made us lords of other men’s servants. If he is what you claim he is, God knows and He is better able to deal with him.
Let’s spend our time doing what He’s called us to do, ‘go ye ….. and preach the gospel to every creature’. HIS LAST COMMAND MUST BE OUR FIRST AND ULTMOST CONCERN, and not who is robbing who to buy nice cars and homes.
I’ve read ‘ give and it shall be given back to you’. No mention of my heart’s state, who I give to, how I give etc. All I’m getting from you is that the heart with which I give is more important to God, than the expectations to receive, a good and overflowing measure than I gave, too. Are you not making up the heart bit yourself, thereby adding to the word of God? What if I’m not naturally a giver, but simply want to obey the word of God, just as I am desperately trying to diligently please and serve God because I don’t want to go to hell, but not because I’m naturally God-loving? What if I’m serving God because I fear His wrath and judgement? Or someone gives and has expectation to receive simply because he/she trust God’s word?
Also, do you not think it is possible for God to ask someone to specifically give to mike Murdock, just as He asked a prophet to marry a prostitute ( imagine it today!!!) ?, comparison unintended!!!
After all it’s only money, which means nothing to you, that people are giving away. Your concern should be that these people come to and remain in the saving knowledge of Christ, and not the ‘waste’ of their money. It’s only money, not their souls !!!
Also lets be careful what we call another man who calls him/herself a servant/man of God. Nobody made us lords of other men’s servants. If he is what you claim he is, God knows and He is better able to deal with him.
Let’s spend our time doing what He’s called us to do, ‘go ye ….. and preach the gospel to every creature’. HIS LAST COMMAND MUST BE OUR FIRST AND ULTMOST CONCERN, and not who is robbing who to buy nice cars and homes.
You said; I’ve read ‘ give and it shall be given back to you’. No mention of my heart’s state, who I give to, how I give etc. All I’m getting from you is that the heart with which I give is more important to God, than the expectations to receive, a good and overflowing measure than I gave, too
My comment: By giving to a man like Mike Murdock and the lies he preach, do you not think you are endorsing these lies? Do you not think as a Christian, God tells us to be on our guard, to stand firm. How are you standing firm by endorsing Murdock? 1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
You said: What if I’m not naturally a giver, but simply want to obey the word of God, just as I am desperately trying to diligently please and serve God because I don’t want to go to hell, but not because I’m naturally God-loving?
My comment: There are many who walk this earth just like you, sheep’s in wolves clothing. Do you think when we all stand before God one day we’ll be able to deceive Him? And I pray that you do come to love Jesus, because he is our King (a loving, true, and only God) and not out of fear. Luke 16:15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.
To all of you dear saints of God who tie Luke 6
To all of you dear saints of God who believe that Luke 6:38 refers to giving money, you are, unfortunately in error. For years I taught and preached this to be true, but I learned differently.
Another look at the verses above and below this verse cast more light on the true interpretation of verse 38.
The subject in these verses is judging and forgiving others, not giving money.
In other words these verses are saying that if we judge others and don’t forgive them, we will be judged or unforgiven by others “in good measure, pressed down, shaken together” etc.
I hope this will bring you all better understanding on Lk. 6:38.
I do not understand why anyone would tithe to Inspiration Ministries,versus their own church?
I FIND IT EXTRAORDINARY THAT A MAN OF GOD CAN SAY HE HAS A $25,OOO ROLEX WATCH, A CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN LIMOUSINE, SEVERAL EXPENSIVE CARS, HE BOUGHT A ZEBRA, A BOAT, ETC., ETC., AND NEVER MENTION FEEDING THE POOR OR DRILLING WATER WELLS IN AFRICA, FOUNDING ORPHANAGES, HOSPITALS, ETC., IN POOR COUNTRIES, HE PLANTS A SEED OF $1000 AND RECEIVES A CHEQUE FOR $50 000 A FEW WEEKS LATER, BUT NEVER MENTIONS WHERE THAT MONEY GOES.
Why does he teach how to get money from god. Murdock IN my book is so false.the Bible tells us if we accept our pay in this world we can’t expect the eternal life. That is why god tells us to read the Bible. Minister will tell you anything for their greed. Jesus told rich people to give to the poor. Do you want to live a luxury life? And judgement day wounder where you are going it will be to late then. Why
Only the Savior will know the truth of the seeds. So many people take one scripture reference and don’t include all of the same topic to see the whole picture. When you say you plant a seed, you are indeed saying you think you are right in your words and that only good come from the seeds you plant. this is what Satan fell by. Becoming god in your own eyes leads to much heartache. No one fully sees what we are doing with our actions and words but GOD sees the whole effect! Yikes
26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'”
31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.
Touch not Gods anointed and do his prophets no harm is in the word of God. So tell me who for sure knows this man’s heart and if you do not approve just let God deal with him and turn off the television. Is he knocked down and smitten by God? Do you really think the Lord would allow Satan such power in one person and allow them to continue to deceive? Many ministries embrace this person. People I remind all of us who are Christians that God has the devil on a leash. Do you really think the Lord is powerless concerning those you judge are false? People have a choice to give or not and a choice to believe or not but not a choice to judge!! I am not saying a word against this man or anyone else who bears the name of Christ and we may not like him but we are commanded to love him. The Lord can and will stop all false lying prophets if he chooses to and the Lord may be judging us who are judging them and condemning them. Mike is still moving on and doors are still opening up for him to speak in many places and if he was not God’s child then why is God favoring him. Persecution always comes with carrying your cross and who is carrying this cross? Jesus did and always will carry the cross for others no matter what our thoughts about others are for the way they speak act and believe.
Dear Joyce Love
Shalom, and love in Jesus.
Do you really think the Lord would allow Satan such power in one person and allow them to continue to deceive?
If you read Matthew 24, Luke 21 and 2 Tess 1-4, you will see that Satan has been granted a lot of powers. Both to performe miracles, and to deceieve. Even the elect, if possible. Paul wars us, and makes us understand that Satanc can appear as an angle of light. Lucifer is not dangerous when he tells us “I am Lucifer”, but when he is introduced as God.
I hope you will read these chapters, and let me know.
As thou has believed,so be it into you. What works in the word for one God maynot allow for everyone. It’s a personal relationship,individual relationship,that the spirit of God may or may not choose to take action in. only God can judge the right or wrong of anything.unless God has granted you to judge the next person no one can say who’s right or wrong ,or could God not tell the people that love God so dearly?or why should you be believed ? Truth is truth no matter who’s mouth it comes out of.
God is God all by himself.Let a man examine himself,what’s in the heart,for out of the mouth comes the issues of the heart.if the man bothers you so much maybe it’s a goodreason not a neg.one
People do what they will with there own money,don’t you? God can work through anything or anybody to enlighten or allow a lessons in this life.negative comments toward anyone blesses and them not you. Negative people are a fuel God uses to bless his People. God said his ways are not our ways,nor or thoughts his . Not until he chooses to take permanent residents in your body.
I am not against anyone,when God increases faith,at that moment I just obey with a obedient HEART.If it’s wrong then lessons are learned an I am a better person for it because my intent was right.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of Truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgement now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not. 2 Peter 2:2,3
There has never been recorded in the Bible a man of God asking for a certain amount of money to get a blessing from the Lord. We should always search the scriptures as the Bereans did in Acts 17:10,11 to see if this is God’s truth and not our impulse to react emotionally.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of Truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they make merchandise of you: whose judgement now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not. 2 Peter 2:2,3
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, wether those things were so. Acts 17:11
The Bible does not mention any man of God asking for a certain amount of money from a person to receive a blessing from the Lord. Researching the scriptures on any subject is important before anyone reacts emotionally.
Shalom, and love in Jesus.
Mike Murdock is using the money mantra, to get rich. He is a false teacher, and should be rejected by all Christians. Unfortunately many Christians do not want to listen and obey. They love watching all the false propsperity teacher on “god.tv”. They desire to get the assured return in cash. It do not matter how many scandals these TV-preachers are involved in.
The thing we really need to believe G-d. He tells us that. We need to realize that prophecy is being fulfilled fast and that is why HE tells us the pray without ceasing and stay in the Word. Apostasy is world wide, money the root of all evil. these people even tho we are to unite, we need to remember that we unite in the true Gospel not men. not to judge the world, but when we see a brother or sister do wrong , we are to tell them by scripture in love and humbleness. they have a different gospel and another Jesus as it is written. We are for what our Savior says , not men. HE also tells us no one will have an excuse. The Holy Spirit is revealing false wolves who preach a different gospel . We all have the right to do as we like, but G-d has news for all of us. stand with the false prophets is like suporting evil. the road to hell is BROAD..the straight road very narrow..What does light have to do with darkness. but we must pray and tell them, we need to always be WATCHMAN on the wall, I am sad fpr those who are blind . they are on the wrong road..from such turn away. WE need to tell them because if we don’t, their blood will be on our hands. we tell them like Ivar in love, not becasue we don’t..keep praying..the one world religion and one world gov is coming together quite fast. count yourself worthy to escape the things coming down on the world..
My family every time say that I am wasting my time here at web, except I know I am getting knowledge daily by reading thes pleasant content.
Not every preacher on tv is a false profit. I admit some of his teaching my sound odd to many people but the man without the spitit cannot accept the things from GOD for it is foolishness. So how many of you obey in tithing? Why do so many get angry when men of GOD ask for money? Our Father doesn’t need our money. Its all His. He can take what he wants. Hold on tight and see how much He will trust you with.
It took so many this long to realize Murdock is a false teacher/ prophet?
Amazing, the spiritual blindness but we were warned of this in the end.
I agree with you. If people would stop thinking that they can buy a miracle from God and instead trust in His promises outlined in the word, these type of predators will cease to profit off of ignorance. The Lord always wants to bless His people. He desires our faith and obedience to His word. In Mathew 24 The Lord Jesus continually tells us to let No man deceive you. If that word of caution was heeded we wouldn’t be having this unfortunate discussion. God Bless you😇
Good for you , God will judge him and all those who are in it for the money
The money fills his and others pockets and buys more airtime to repeat the cycle. it saddens me to see him pray on people who are in financial need, sick or just fearful of life…and makes people cynical of those who are doing the Lords work.
It is truly remarkable how many ignorant, gullible and desperate people there are in this Country. Just because someone mentions Jesus and the Bible every so often while asking you for money does not mean he is doing God’s work.
Stop and study, before “sowing your next seed.”
As anathema as this may sound to many, perhaps you should study the works of the fathers of the Faith: Sts. Augustin, Francis, Polycarp, and Aquinas may be good places to start. These were men who truly studied and understood the Scriptures in several languages. You will not find the worship of riches, or a demand for the turnover of your worldly goods, as tenet of faith in any of their writings.
+Well I look at this man stand and talk , its all about the money!!! What about the Kingdom of God??? Nothing…. this guy is not for real, but ppl are blinded and the bible did speak about this. I heard him saying one day the way to God is through MONEY…. Its sad that this guy -and he calls himself Dr. is deceiving people …cant fool me, God will deal with him …. Gods word is not about $$$$$$$$$$$$ ….come on ppl we are in the last days open your eyes and see, God give us that gift to see through the fake ppl…
Many will come in his name . If you dont understand the word , consult the author and lets all have a closer walk with God by way of his son Jesus.
God does not need you to expose anyone in fact it’s only your opinions! 4 all the bad that one person does perhaps someone else is blessed by them. Keep ur mouth off the anointed of God. HOW MANY SINS DO YOU HAVE? U HAVE NEVER LED HURT TALKED ABOUT? ?? MISTREATED OH I FORGOT, YOU PERFECT IN GOD SIGHT
We Need To Get back to the True Meaning of Sowing A Seed Which Isnt a $58 dollar seed, A $100 Seed Or A $1000 Seed It Is About Sowing 1 Seed that Will Produce Fruit Which Is The Word of God! Read Matthew Chapter 13 It Talks All About Sowing. Make Sure You Are Sowing The Right Seed! If your hope is built in money and the finer things of this world and not Deeply Rooted in Christ then you will Always be hopeless. Quit putting your hope in something that is temporary and establish your hope in Someone that Will last forever Jesus Christ! Now show me a Scripture from the Bible Not from Murdock’s book that says Sowing a $58 seed will break the back of poverty and we can talk……
MIKE MURDOCK IS A SCARLET PIMPERNELL AND A HORATIO HORNBLOWER. WHAT A EGOTISTICAL MANIAC!!!! ONE WORD FOR THIS TURD. LOSER!!!
What i see is a very comprehensive report on a known scammers fraud techniques. Albeit it is only from a religious perspective. But still informative. I met murdock years ago, And i can tell you that he does not represent faith of any kind. He’s an actor plain and simple.
People can get butt hurt because they were stupid enough to hand this guy money, And continue to do so because they don’t want to admit they were scammed. But they should consider that in doing so they are hurting the poor and needy, By not taking the time to make sure that their money goes to the needy.
So by inaction your just as guilty as the multitude of frauds that spam the tv networks for donations daily. You would rather believe a lie, Than put food in the bellies of the hungry. Because you know absolutely that nobody needs a rolls royce to go to church. But children die daily because there is no money for medical treatments and food.
So now you know what believe a lie and be damned really means.
If your so well off that you can afford to throw money away, Take it to your local community action agency, So that they can use it to help people keep their heat on in the winter, Or supply food for them.
Take the time to do the right thing, Not the thing that makes you feel holy or important.
Dan Lester I think you said it best. I have watch Murdock and he has made me laugh should have been a comedian instead But I do get a heavy heart every time he starts asking for that big seed that most don’t even have to get a miracle which is wrong to do according to Gods word you don’t have to pay God for him to bless you. Jesus said if we know how to give good gifts to our children how much more the father in heaven. Do you make your children pay you to get a blessing or gift from you? No we don’t do that and neither does God so if you know that’s wrong then you know Murdock needs to check himself on this and not bring shame to the name of Christ. I do think Our father wants to bless his children and wants us to learn to be a blessing to each other but not have to pay to be blessed. Sad! All Good things come from above were there is no shadow of turning but according to God Riches turn men from him that God said we couldn’t serve it and him too so God doesn’t place money on a very high value then but on you and I. and I believe we are the storehouse that he meant to be invested in.Read the Early Church how they gave to one another and NONE had need ( I am sure you already know this as reading your post you get it). We may not have Rolls Royce and 10 car garages and several mansions but we have our needs meet and we are not begging for bread and we have Love. He doesn’t need money to accomplish the job he needs done and if he does it can be created from a fishes mouth! I Havent been able to find a church that doesn’t preach almost every Sunday on Money so tired of it I want to experience the blueprint God had in mind not man!
Let me save everyone a load of heartache here. We can waste so much time arguing about who is right and who is dead wrong. The universal indisputable truth about televangelists is that they are ALL untrustworthy in regard to their delivery of the Word of God. Here’s why: Everything on tv gets ratings which dictate when it is able to be aired. In order to get ratings, a program must deliver exactly what its viewers desire to see and hear. How can that qualify for a source of information which viewers NEED to hear? It cannot.
Additionally, in any facet of reality, mainstream moves in the wrong direction. The Bible uses words like broad and wide to describe the wrong way. The way that is easy or common is invariably the wrong way due to the nature of this world and the god thereof.
I say all this to say seek God. You don’t need the tv or radio or the internet to seek God. You need a relationship with Christ in which He will guide you into all truth. To those of you who do so and encourage others to do so rather than follow these worthless ravaging wolves in sheep’s clothing – keep on keeping. I thank God for you. God bless!
Dan Lester I think you said it best! I have watched Murdock and yeah he is entertaining should have been a comedian but I always get heavy hearted when he starts asking for Big seed money when I know most people don’t have that kind of money. Jesus said if we being evil know how to give good gifts to our children how much more the father in Heaven. Do we charge our kids to bless them? No and neither does God. I believe we are the storehouse we are the temple of God and I only wish the church invested in each other like the early church did . They gave among themselves and NONE had need. They might not have had Rolls Royces , 10 car garages and Mansions but they had Love and Mercy and they knew how to give but it was to each other as each had need not to one man and they were never begging for bread! Oh how I wish we could find ourselves in this place again. I haven’t found a church yet been to many and not many left now where I live they want to preach about money almost every Sunday don’t see anything going on to help community much less members of the body but the pastor got a big house LOL! Just passed tired of this and people supporting this kind of thing. I am ready to get with people who want a early church experience and follow Gods word and quit badgering people for money if you don’t even care about their soul!! Not saying all churches are bad just haven’t found one where I live but Do think as a whole the Body of Christ needs major changes or we will lose a whole generation to the world! Thanks for letting me vent!
I am sorry but I think Mike Murdock is a con man. I know for a fact he has lied about the amount of money people have received, because I know one of the pastors he has called out personally. He “preaches” what a lot of people want to hear. People want to be rich, or at the very least not struggle as much as they do with finances on a daily basis, and so they are willing to accept what men like him are saying. What he is saying is based on scripture just enough to make people believe it. But the scriptures he basis his teachings on are contorted and taken out of context. Please do not fall for this crap. This is the same thing that every other con man has done throughout history. They provide just enough truth to make their lie more and more appealing. And they always have an answer as to why you didn’t get what they were offering, and MOST of the time they are long gone before anything can ever be said to them about anything. They have gotten their money or whatever else they were asking for in return for their lies, and hightailed it out of Dodge as fast as they possibly could.
People on here want to talk about how anyone saying anything negatively about these preachers are somehow wrong for judging them, but the bible never says not to judge someone. It says not to judge unless you are willing to also be judged. I am very willing to be judged, as we all should be. Snake oil salesmen like him need to be taken off the air completely and never heard from again. They have made several people waste loads of money they couldn’t really afford to waste, and what is their excuse when people don’t get “blessed”? “Well their faith must not have been great enough.” That is complete and utter bull. The bible says that if you have faith the size of a grain of a mustard seed you can say to a mountain move and it will move. A mustard seed is one of the smallest seeds known at the time the scripture was written. So what does that mean? The AMOUNT of faith you have is inconsequential. The fact THAT you have faith is what really matters. I know God can do something, I might doubt that he will at a certain time, but my knowing that he can, and my believing in his existence is all the faith that is required for ANYTHING. Money isn’t required for a blessing, only faith. You cannot buy a miracle, and putting an amount on something like $1000, or even $58 is telling people that you indeed CAN, BUY a miracle from God. This is NOT biblical, and anyone taking up for these charlatans need to have their head examined.
I am astonished that so many people can be duped by this con man and his cronies. These con men with their dyed hair who pretend they came from nothing and that they were ordained by God to tell people to send $58 a month in order to obtain personal wealth. All of these men, including Joel Osteen, are just used car salesmen sucking the money out of desperate people. Do they stop and consider that the money they are stealing comes from an elderly, isolated person who has no one but the television to look at. It is frightening that so many people fall for this, Then, again, look at all the followers that Jim Jones had. Murdock is worth over $5 million yet he tries to come off like he is in tattered rags and can hardly get by in a day, meanwhile divorcing his wife. Osteen is worth over $40 million. And all the followers of these swindlers are barely making their utility bills, I would bet. These men are destined to HELL for twisting the Word of God to suit their insatiable greed
Mike Murdock really puts on a good show. However, I was one trapped in his false preachings because I believe now that everything comes from GOD through faith and trust. I am in a financial bind but I am still happy because I have my SAVIOR & I will wait upon my JESUS for my needs. He knows what is best for me & he will give me what I need & it will be given to me honestly. I will not judge but I have my own beliefs.
I’ve been listening to Mike the past few weeks. He is a compelling speaker. The first time I heard him ask for the $58 per month seed I became a skeptic so decided to hear more so as to learn how and why we are deceived by the likes of him.
To give you some background, I am a 55 yr old disabled woman living alone on disability that meets only 50% of my monthly financial need. I have relied on God to provide the monthly shortage for three years and He has done so, miraculously and often at the last minute when I, in my foolish humanness, am feeling desperate. I’ve been down to $17 with no idea how to pay rent when He sends exactly the amount I need.
Prior to being in this situation I worked as an executive, married to another, owned an equestrian center and construction company. I was surrounded by friends and family who respected and admired me. I paid my tithe eagerly and happily believing God was blessing me abundantly …my cup overflowed. Then, due to circumstances beyond my control, over the course of 3 years I lost it all beginning with my ability to work due to disability. All I had belonged to God so I believed He has His reasons for taking away all He had given me..I clung to the Book of Job, and still do.
So if anyone is eager to prosper it is I. But I have gained vast wisdom over these long years of lack. I do not have a church home. I have visited many in my area and came away from each feeling sad and empty. That is a story for a different time that I mention only because I don’t have a local church to support. So I watch tv church often and have found a few faithful servants that truly inspire me through God’s word. They include Charles Stanley, Andy Stanley, James Merritt, Joyce Meyer, and Robert Morris. They do not ask for money directly but request support at the end of their teaching via donations and selling books or cds, etc. I am often inspired to support them but have no means of doing so. Which leads to the reason for my writing.
My heart is heavy with sorrow for those in need. We are taught to care for orphans and widows, and when I see the rampant neglect and abuse of both in society I yearn to help them. I also ache for those enslaved in sex trafficking, coming from an abusive childhood myself. I pray fervently for the means to help others less fortunate than I. I cry for the pain and suffering of children everywhere. God knows my heart and has given me the spirit of giving. Yet I have nothing to give at this time but the wisdom imparted to me by Him.
So I offer these seeds to those who seek a harvest. When His Spirit lives in you He provides access to powers of discernment. We are taught to use these powers to discern His Will for us. This applies to all aspects of our daily living. When we are being deceived by wolves, this power is available and accessible via prayer. Go into your quite place to meet God alone and ask Him to reveal the truth to you. Ask Him to guide you to do His Will, not yours or anyone else’s. He is faithful to answer.
I too was inspired by Mike Murdoch. After praying for wisdom and powers of discernment my ears were opened to the truth: No man needs a Rolls Royce in their garage or a $25,000 watch. Period. God does want to prosper us and will do so as He pleases, just as He did with Job. God gives and takes for His purpose alone. Not because we deserve it, desire it, or even need it. He promised to meet our needs when we rely on Him for them. Not because we deserve it, but by His Grace. All His gifts come through Grace as does salvation through His Son, Our Savior Christ Jesus.
The beauty of His perfect plan is in that we can do nothing to receive His favor. So when Mike or the multitude of wolves out there try to tell you to do something physically to be prospered they are lying. I am not able to give money even though I desire to, but God still prospers me. Why? Because He said He would. He also said to give and it will be given to you. Was He talking about giving money? I believe He was saying to give whatever you can wherever you can whenever you can, but not to get in return. The natural reward for giving is to receive via His perfect plan for creation. But we must rely on Him for His plan to work in our lives. Satan’s plan is to deceive us into thinking God lies or His word is fallable. The key to receiving is in believing God is who He says He is and does what He says He will do, in His time and His way.
How long did Job suffer before his family and riches were restored? We don’t have that answer. What we do have is His word that we will all suffer a little while before He relieves us. My suffering continues indefinitely as there is no feasible worldly end in sight. Mike Murdoch can not end it. Money can’t end it. Only God’s grace can do so and I thank Him fervently for giving me the wisdom to understand Him. He created everything in natural existence; nutured and fortified His creation since the beginning of time. Surely He will nurture and fortify me, who He created in His image for His pleasure! I am alone, living below poverty level, yet all my needs and some of my wants are met perfectly, often before I know I will need them!
The undisputable truth is found in His word, and by being indwelt by His Holy Spirit in order to decipher the wisdom within the pages of His Bible; the only book to withstand the test of time and extensive scrutiny.
God knows my needs before I ask. He plants seeds in my spirit that guide me to do His Will. It is the perfect plan. His Will for me fulfills my needs. Let all creation praise Him!
1 John 4:1-3King James Version (KJV)
4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 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.
How else are we to try the spirits without judging them? We are to judge everyone; but only once we have judged ourselves first lest we judge someone and we are doing the same thing that we are judging them for.
I would never give to any of these self-professed evangelists. They are all false teachers and even Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, and Joyce Meyer are the worst. They may be great motivational speakers, but are as false as Satan himself. Never take a preacher’s word as Truth. The only Truth is found in the Scriptures. Let the Scriptures guide you, not what someone who claims to be sent from God tells you.
Some way that we are judging Murdock. I don’t think he is truly being judged, but someday he will be, as he stands before God the Father. And then he will awnser to the so called money grubbing sermons he gives in the name of Jesus christ.
I occasionally peruse all the “religious” stations and I am always left speechless by the heretical teachings and the sad faces begging for money. Last night I came across Mike Murdock who was asking for his $58 seed that it appears from the comments above he’s been asking for for years. He had the gall to say, in response to a woman’s comment about finding $58 to give, “Look, I have a shiny, black jaguar. I bet if I told the woman she could drive it for one hour she’d find a way to scrape up the money.” Again, I was left speechless at his arrogance, his boastfulness, and his utter lack of regard for people’s struggles…not to mention that there are many people who don’t place the same value on driving a nice car as he does. It is disgusting and heartbreaking all at the same time. I don’t understand why people listen to these con artists and refuse to open their Bibles. Sad.
The Poor Souls that gave any$ to this “Prosperity Gospel Demon!” He will get his, Judgement from a All Holy God, in Heaven! Taking advantage of people seeking $ who should seek God!
Seek first the Kingdom Of God and all it’s Righteousness and all Things will be given to you!
Hey, What would it profiteth a man to sell his soul to gain the WORLD?
I stumbled upon this site by mistake, & while perusing the comments on, it was a therapeutic experience, made me laugh & think, in conclusion, this reminds me of when Job’s wife & friends falsely accused him this which angered God & they all had 2 repent for their sins, & it’s ONLY when Job prayed for them then God forgave them as his wrath was strong against them, now I ask if you are all wrong & God sends someone 2 acknowledge this would u all obey or would God’s wrath be upon you all, in a few days from now we will see the power of God!!!!!! I’ll be waiting 2 read more!!!!!!
You obviously miss understood Jesus’ reason for leaving his home town to preach. Perhaps you come from a spiritually ‘dead’ church background. I would suggest the next time you read the Bible to first ask God to reveal to the truth of the scripture to you in Jesus’ name, amen.
ARE KIDDING ME I JUST WATCHED THE CREEP HE WOULD BE A GOOD STAND UP COMIC. I REALY FEEL SORRY FOR ANYONE THAT SENT A DOLLOR. HOW DOES THE POGRAM ALLOW SUCH CARBAGE. PLEASE GO TO A REAL CHURCH. THIS BUM BELONGS IN A BACK ALLEY. YES TO ALL YOU PEATIFUL PEOPLE I AM JUDGEING HIM MAUBE IF MORE OF YOU DID ALSO HE MAY NOT RATE SPME POOR OLD PERSON THEIR LADT DOLLOR HAVE FUN YOU POOR PEOPLE
WHAT is a Real Church???
Of course, Murdock is a Charlatan!!! He is quite the Prosperity Gospel Salesman and is a False Prophet stealing $ from the unfortunate! Well, I want you to tell me, What is a Real Church?
Religion is fake, and those who fallow are brainwashed. the Vatican is rich with money, the Roman’s discovered Christianity, Constantine clinched the deal to Christianity to suite the people’s needs, please do your research, we are not in the dark ages, we have the internet with vast amounts of information available. The Bible is the greatest story ever told. Wake up people that’s is exactly what it is a ” Story “.! you will be shocked when you research and find out most religion’s tell the exact same story
GLORIA You are absolutely correct; Michael Murdock is the worst of the worst! And the scriptures you used fit him like a tailor-made suit! What a deceitful, money-grubbing false prophet, the likes of which I have never seen! Forget Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggart, Peter Popoff, Robert Tilton, and (I shudder to say) even Benny Hinn!! These guys are amateurs compared to Murdock! And yes, the “Prosperity Gospel” they propose is a gross DEVIATION from the gospel of Jesus Christ!! They are FALSE PROPHETS every one. And, as the scriptures you listed affirm, some believers have fallen prey to these deceivers. I pray God will help them see their error. Jesus fulfills our needs, our daily bread, and is our all in all. BUT He did NOT promise that all of His followers could or would become rich (although there are other ways to be ‘prosperous’ than MONEY) by following any Biblical prescription a person comes up with. Thank God some Christians DO prosper financially, and that’s great. But certainly most do not become rich. Whether we like it or not, Christ has called us to SUFFER, before we reign with Him eternally. Don’t let anyone think he/she can circumvent the suffering inherent in the cross of Christ by becoming rich. And, yes, I’m a Pentecostal Christian for the last 53 years, I believe in Divine healing and I believe every word of God. And nowhere do I see in scriptures that every Christian will be rich by following some man-made formula!!!
It is a sad thing to see, a man preaching the Word of God and mixing it with money, or any false need.
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
one night I was watching one of these so called ministers he wanted me to put my hand on his on the tv and give him money for a seed . well I neaded a mearicle he sead 90days well I gave my money to the aspca and in 90 days i got my mericale I whone a court case. i wish i could spell . fable of the story give to neadey animels thay are gods creathers to bad speling sorrey
Mike Murdock came to speak at my Bible College. He made insulting comments that he wasn’t going to speak unless everyone came up to the front of the auditorium. My wife got up and walked out and he made a negative comment about her as she did so. He even stated that money is the main concern on his mind. I don’t consider him to be a person who displays the attributes of a life led by Holy Spirit, but then, I don’t know how God may be working through him.
Many of today’s popular TV preachers have been gathered after the desires of
man. 2 Timothy 4:1-4 What are they promoting? Itching ears teachings
that people desire to hear. Mike Murdock is in danger of damnation; but most
likely is too far gone to help like Robert Tilton. Both will be damned.
2 Peter 2 gives a good exposition on false teachers like Murdoch. Many people
today are gullible to deception by con men like Murdock because they are so
Bible/truth illiterate. God also considers this man a thief. His followers will call
truth tellers critical. I understand perfectly where they are coming from.
There is an abundance of “Itching Ears” because, the average man does Not Know the Truth!
To find Gods Will: Learn Gods Word, Read the Bible for Discernment, to weed through Deception! (Separate the Tares from the Wheat)
To be honest..it isn’t just ministers yamming constantly for money..it’s also the legalists that claim watching bruce willis movies and listening to rock music effects one’s salvation or spiritual direction..i could go on and on ..There’s those posters that have a problem with ALL faith preachers and put them in one box,as though they’re ALL out for money..and of course there’s the people who don’t understand that God desires all his children to be properous..you know..those people who believe that jesus wants all his children to be minimalists..good grief….myself? i see these ministers asking for money..i just turn the channel..i see faith healers who are as fake as they come..but that doesn’t change me from believing in the laying on of hands and healing.. praying in other tongues,etc..I know what i know and i know i have discernment..having that discernment doesn’t allow me the act of being demeaning to someone..why would you believe it’s ok to call madonna names or say rude things of her because she’s who she is ,because i doubt seriously you’d tell your bartender neighbor next door how evil and satanic he is for serving liquor and working in a club..and if you did,you certainly wouldn’t be somebody i’d want the pleasure of meeting..if you’re words aren’t meant to testify or to witness or to heal or prosper someone by the showing of God’s love,but instead are words of condemnation and judgement ,then it’s best to stay quiet!!
GOD IS WATCHING
HE will NOT Be Mocked!
These Psuedo False Prophets better Heed an All Holy GOD!
Mike Murdoch is rich. He had a few million to his name. He does not need your money.
Listen to what Solomon said –
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Oppressing the poor is more than a physical treatment. It can also be spiritual abuse to gain at the expense of another.
The word for ‘oppresseth’ speaks of deceiving, fraudulent word or action, pressing upon (push, push, push, sell, sell, sell,) The Pharisees oppresssed the poor and needy, and kept them in a religious bind. This is what the Roman Catholic church has done to its faithful millions, as have all cults.
And not only the oppressor will come to want in the end, but also those who give to those who are rich. Here is a clear warning for us all. So make sure that it is God who is directing you to give to those like MM. No doubt he is a poor man by comparison to others like Kenneth Copeland.
But if a man has nice suits, nice car/s, nice mansion, nice food, nice bank balance, nice swimming pool, you could safely say he is rich in this world’s good. So don’t give to him or her, regardless of their position in the church or in a ministry, unless you are absolutely sure it is what God wants you to do..
Rather give to the poor – Pro_19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
God is no man’s debtor.,
There is a warning about giving to the rich. But there is no warning in Scripture about giving to those who are truly poor. The reward from the Lord would be no less if one only gave to the poor, in comparison to those who may get some reward by giving to rich ministries.
I would rather lend to the Lord than find myself in want at the end.
Just remember what God has said.
You said :Mike Murdoch is rich. He had a few million to his name. He does not need your money.
My comment: How do you think he came by his money? Mike Murdoch says, ““Where you are is as important as what you are.” I disagree with his comment completely.
Jesus has saved and continues to save people with money, and people who are poor.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
According to a report I read – MM is rich with some millions to his name. He does not need the money of those who are struggling to hold their head above water. But any one who gives to that minsitry, it is between them and God.
If he is truly doing what God wants him to do then God will justify him. If not nobody can.
If he made it honestly then he will stand before his Maker. If not he will fall.
Seed faith giving is a concept I was introduced to through Oral Roberts magazines. I even went so far as to purchase a number of his seed faith books and send them in mail to ministers my town in Australia. I was really sold on it. But my motive as I remember was not for making money, but for the principle of sowing and reaping which Jesus teaches about. Years later I regretted that action after finding out a few things about that ministry.
MM is perhaps one of many who seem to have grabbed hold of a marketing idea presented by a certain James Eugene Ewing. -see – http://fgcp.org/content/false-apostles
“If you watch much Christian television programming, you may have heard a preacher talking about the “seed faith” principle. This modern movement can be traced back to a meeting that Ewing had with Oral Roberts. This practice has led to things such as Mike Murdock’s $58 miracle seed plan, $365 dollar miracle seed plan, and $1000 dollar seed plan. This friend and fundraiser for Benny Hinn, sometimes boasts of his three jet planes, his mansion, his private zoo, ministry Corvettes, collection of Rolex watches, gold and diamond jewelry and the pet lion he owned.”
According to this source, J E Ewing went to Oral Roberts with the idea, because he was wanting to buy OR’s jet plane to help him out of financial difficulty. The account in OR’s seed faith book of how this Seed Faith principle which Oral Roberts promoted and taught on came about, is different to what the fgcp.org source above describes. God knows the truth.
I do not trust the teaching of preachers who live lavishly and keep asking for money. There were such preachers in Paul’s and Peter’s day. Peter has some very clear words to say about them.
Many protestant – pentecostal – charismatic preachers may be not much different to the poor followers of the Roman catholic teaching who gave their few meagre coins in order to acquire some supposed spiritual benefit – indulgences.
Such men or women bring the name of the Lord Jesus in disrepute. But then haven’t we all done that along the way? May the Lord have mercy on us all.
It is true that Jesus saves the rich as well as the poor. But He also stated that it is harder for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle; (and I believe they had sewing needles of some sort back then).
Paul also said that not many rich have been chosen by the Lord.
But the poor?
Well Heaven is full of people who were once poor in material wealth but rich in faith toward God.
There are also many warnings for the rich (like Rev 3:17), but there are very few such warnings for the poor.
Yes I believe in Romans 10:9 and 10 but I also believe in many other passages that open up that whole message.
John 11:26 believers who go on believing (become doers of the word – James 1:22), shall never die spiritually.
Believers who keep Jesus’ word (obey it) will never die John 8:51.
Jesus spoke much about obedience. Eg Those who do the will of My Father in Heaven are My brother, sister mother etc.
Believing has everything to do with obedience. And with such the Bible has much to say.
May the Lord bless you to hold to the truth of the whole gospel. May we never be ashamed of it.
Anyone who claims God talks to them beware.
just a comment on “Do not touch the Lord’s anointed” 1 Chron 16:22; Psalms 105:5
The touching factor has to do with physical harm, injury, just like was done to all of God’s prophets of old who were imprisoned by the religious leaders or kings of Israel and some kings of Judah, and Like they did to Jesus.
The harming factor can include physical spoiling and making them to be ‘good for nothing’.
The saying first arises concerning the Israelities in their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land called Canaan. The context concerns pagan kings like Abimelech who was charged with not “touching” Abraham (Gen 20; and Laban with resepct to Jacob (Gen 31), and so on.
David when he was fleeing from Saul for many years could have killed Saul , but he refused to physically harm Saul for he was the anointed of Jehovah.
But even so, David was not afraid to point out to Saul that he as the king was in the wrong. Note also that David never bad mouthed King Saul, calling him names. He was always respectful, as Jesus was to those who spoke evilly of HIm. But this did not stop Jesus from speaking the truth about tthem. But it cost Him His life.
Stephen said this to the anointed of God and the others who were with him
“Act 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Act 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:” It cost him his life.
Paul did not hesitate to speak to the high priest and say that what he was doing was wrong.
Touching the Lord’s anointed is not to do with speaking the truth in love, adn speaking in love does not always mean in soft smooth words.
Not sure of your comment on beware if claims are made that God speaks to them.
Let God be God. It is entirely His prerogative to speak to this one or that one. He is the same God and He will do as he pleases There are many reports of muslims who have visions and dreams in which God speaks to them.
When Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, he declared what Joel of old said that God would pour out His Spirit on all fflesh and that some would have dreams and some visions and some woudl prophecy etc.
We are not to despise prophecies but we are to prove all things and not glibly to believe every spiurit that speaks to a man or woman.
There were and there are false prophets and teaches and christs (anointed ones), but there are also true servants of God to whom He may wish to speak. Everything must be examined according to the Scriptures.
i look at mike Murdock on T.v. I bellieve he love the Lord, because he said if he did not speak the truth let God cut his Tongue out fromt the root of his mouth. and no one play with God. amen
From myrtle hall
myrtle L hall
for any minister of the gospel to utter such a curse is not wise at all; nor does it prove that the one who so utters the curse against himself is a true servant of God. Rather it shows immaturity at best, and blasphemy at worst for He is using God’s name in a manner that Jesus did not subscribe to.. That is not humility.
A true servant of God walks and talks in humilty and in the fear of God and does not need to prove anything except by the fruits of the Holy Spirit working in and through his life.
True servants of God do not teach people to give money to ‘his’ ministry in order to receive blessings from God. True servants of God will not make money a main topic of their appeal or teaching.
Nor should they take God’s name in vain.
Our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost and it is a member of Christ Himself. We are to bless not to curse.
Ecclesiastes 5:2, 6
to conflate two things i heard Murdock say last night: ” . . . when you plant your $1000 seed, this
‘authorizes’ god to release blessings into your life . . . because if you don’t plant your seed, god has no
‘authorization” to bless you . . .” why god, who created heaven and earth, would need ‘authorization’
of any kind to do anything at all is beyond me.
god has shown me Murdock’s fate: he goes to heaven, (since he has some semblance of faith), but he will learn quite clearly what the bible means when it says ‘many who are first here will be last there’. he’ll need to keep a dish rag handy, to wipe the soap suds off the sleeves of his suit.
(hey, if god can talk to Murdock (so he claims), he can talk to me, too! (and if to me, why not you?)).
keep the faith, brothers!
In 1983 I was asked to take Mike Murdock and Donna Douglas (ellie may clampett) to dinner after a service they held at my church. I was a deacon and the minister couldn’t take them. After Mike found out that my finances were tight raising a family, he focused the whole time on Donna bragging about his brand new Mercedes. He complained about his steak and sent it back. I felt like a fifth wheel except the times Donna involved me in the conversation. He promised the small church he wouldn’t take any of the first $1000 (which was a big offering for our church) but just take the excess. Which was about $9000. Sad so many fell for this selfish message. I’m so surprised he’s still doing it.
You never see him with a BIBLE IN HIS HAND and he is blasphemous to the word of the Lord.
A Total Heretic, making money off the ppl who believe in his Nonsense in Scamming! GOD help to Repent!
This is ridiculous! As I’m laying awake in bed, fighting my insomnia and journaling, I hear this fraud on T.V. I live off of an antenna for my cable, just an FYI. Everything he was claiming to preach about he stole from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ideals and practices. Its main teaching point is that “Controlling you thinking, leads to controlling your emotions. Which ultimately controls your behavior” As a recovering addict who practices this, its appalling to think of this man getting credit for his “Keys to Sucess”
Check out this Psychotherapy technique and tell me that he is not a fraud!
You might have to copy and paste I don’t think it’s going to allow me to paste an actual link.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
*The key to your future is hidden in your daily routine.
Among many others. I’ve been in therapy with this as my main focus. Its allowed me (a 34 year old with 28 years of active addiction) to have almost 11 months of sobriety. It truly saved my life, and my family.
wow, that’s a lot to hold back. it’s good to get that all out isn’t it. I’m here to find out from the best of the best, because you all seem to know some real facts about the Bible, God, Jesus and the teachings as such. I guess I should say I live in the united states of America, I’m fifty years old and found out only 6 years ago that Jesus wasn’t even born on December 25. and the fact is the bible doesn’t specify the exact date of his birth. I was and still am appalled by the entire theme of all this religion stuff. listening to all the crap coming from the mouths of anyone who purports their knowledge of the bible and not knowing the language it was originally written in ,to me, is a big fat liar. I would bet my soul that not a single person here knows what they speak of. I don’t think any one human on this planet has earned a seat next to god in heaven. we all will go to hell. we have let god down in too many ways to get back In his graces. how many more lies have we become to believe is the truth. I’m mad!!!!!!
Fred, you’re right, no human on the planet has earned a seat next to god in heaven. That’s why God sent Jesus. It’s called mercy (not getting what we deserve…hell, which is eternal punishment). And He is a God of grace (getting what we don’t deserve…forgiveness and eternal life). Read Philippians 2:5-11 to find out how much God loves you. Sending Jesus to pay for man’s sin and disobedience. Leaving heaven to become one of His creation and dying as a criminal, which is what we deserve. It’s God’s unconditional, unmatched love that draws me (man) to repentance. He knows our heart is corrupt and depraved and wants to replace it with a new heart of love and forgiveness. Praying God opens your eyes to this truth.
Hello Fred Elloit, since you claim that you are reading the Bible then you should know that God’s name is ALWAYS CAPITALIZED. So practice what you preach man!