Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Creflo heretic revisited

It was about loving God with your stuff

if you keep reading down a couple more scriptures it says, "and he received a hundred-fold of everything that he gave, everything that he sold."

The above quotes are from Creflo Dollar as said in this video in response to Matt 19:16-30.

Matthew 19:16-30
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and [thy] mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard [it], they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many [that are] first shall be last; and the last [shall be] first.

As you read this scripture for yourself, you can see that the rich man went away sorrowful. HE DID NOT SELL HIS STUFF! there is no mention in scripture that he sold or gave away his stuff. It just says he went away sorrowful, or sad because he had great wealth, lots of possessions that he did not want to give up. When you listen to Creflo, you can tell he does not know his Bible. He has twisted scripture to mean what he wants it to mean. He wants to make it about prosperity and how you can get rich by God. This Scripture in no way means what he is making it to mean. He is deceiving people left and right!

click on this link to see an article written by John Piper in regards to prosperity preachers.

Be very careful who you follow. There are many people out there who are deceivers and are getting rich off of gullible people. They will take you down the serpents path with them. Read your Bible and check to see if what people are saying is true!


Jason said...

Sometimes I just wonder how far people can twist the scriptures... Honestly I don't know how some people can believe what they say.

pastorbrianculver said...

hi Jason! people can twist scriptures as much as they want and they will continue to do so until someone has the boldness to stand up to them to point out their false teachings!