Creflo Dollar teach on God TV that “God’s blessings” means his children will have success in all they do in life.
Once in a while, Jesus leads med to watch God-TV. Last time I did, I saw prosperity teachers Creflo Dollar trying to explain to us the true meaning of the word “blessed”. The well suited gentlemen first read this verse.
[ Spiritual Blessings in Christ ] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
Dollar explained that the gospel teach us, that true followers of Jesus will be blessed and have success in all they do.
Lets see what the scripture say about such a definition:
1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened.”
Suffering and success is not exactly twin brothers.
1 Peter 4:14
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
To be insulted, is also a kind of blessings. I guess when you are not insulted, you are not blessed? Preacher men who use flatter and promise material blessings, will be loved by their hearers, and not insulted, I presume.
“Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered”.
If you are supposed to only have “godly success”, where is the issue of transgressing against God?
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ “
To be successful in the yes of men like Dollar, you need to “collect” and “receive”. I guess that is why so many God-TV Pastors are so “blessed” with money they have collected?
Lets take a look at all the failures of Christianity, that never managed to live up to Creflo Dollars definition of being blessed and successful in life.
1. Righteous Abel was killed by his brother Cain.
2. Blessed King David murdered a man, to grab his wife.
3. King Solomon ended his life in massive adultery and idol worship.
4. The Apostles Paul wrote about him self as a wretched man.
5. The young preacher Steven, was stoned to death
6. John the Baptists was beheaded while Jesus walked on Earth.
7. Timothy was often sick, and had stomach problems.
8. The Apostles Peter said that gold and silver, he had non.
9. The Church at Laodicea was wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
10. All the Apostles, less John, was killed in the Spiritual battlefield.
11. During the ages, millions of followers of Jesus has died as martyrs.
12. Zechariah son of Berekiah was murdered between the temple and the altar.
13. The Prophet Elisha died of a sickness.
I guess they all misunderstood what the true faith is all about.
In conclusion: God-TV do collect millions of US Dollars to stay on the air. But it is amazing how much rubbish this canal manage to present as “Christianity”.
Read more about the massive deception that takes place within the Word of Faith Movement:
First published 5th of February,2011.
Written by Ivar