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Televangelists And Financials

Has anyone given money to a ministry or televangelist, and received a financial breakthrough? Did you honestly get out of debt by giving to a big name ministry?

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It can't be used as a get rich quick scheme, and those testimonies of those that have gained an abundance of wealth, although true, should not be used to guilt one into giving (not that I'm saying that's always the motive behind a ministry's testimonies, but it can be if we are not careful to examine our motives).
---Kate on 3/14/08


I know of no such, but I've known plenty of people who have gotten into financial messes by trying it.

Obvoiusly, it's the ministry who has the financial breakthrough.

Doesn't St. Paul say something about making sure we stay away from people who say that godliness--and giving to them--is gain?
---Jack on 5/12/07


Donna2277, I know the blogs have been 'different' with the elections. We have that behind us, maybe. Don't you find that your vision narrows towards tv preachers after you've been on CN. What I used to watch, I can hardly stand when the money pitch is thrown. Some appeals seem more Vegas. Don't let the combat get you down. I think tithing our time is important. For me, I need to spend as much time in personal prayer vs. my time in the boxing matches.
---Shiela on 11/9/06


In the interim, before I found a new church, I gave my tithes to a homeless shelter. The bad things stopped. Anyone, have you unknowingly given to 'bad ground' (church, ministry with sin) and had repercussions?
---Jonie on 11/8/06


No one is going to get out of debt by giving to a televangelist. We are getting out of debt by selling property and using the money to pay off credit cards and cancelling the cards. No more credit! We still tithe and give offerings above 10% and ministry in 10 services a month in nursing homes and prisons or jails. But, God doesn't want us to be in debt.
---Susie on 11/7/06




I gave 10% of my earnings to my local church. Everything went wrong, so awful. I moved away, have a new church. I didn't tithe for a return like televangelists say. Have you tithed into bad ground?
---Jonie on 11/7/06


I used to give to a television ministry. I noticed that before I started giving that I would receive material that would feed me. Then when I began sending money I no longer got fed. I finally stopped altogether. And no, it did not get me out of anything financially... if anything I was bound by the legalism of thinking I had to give.
---Helen_5378 on 11/6/06


When I was 16 and opened my first checking account, I was NOT saved and I wrote 3 checks a month to 3 Television ministries. They were small amounts, but I did it for 5 years each and every month. I knew NOTHING about tithing back then. I didn't get saved until I was 25. Today I am blessed financially beyond belief. Money just pours into my life, people give it to me, I get surprise bonuses in my paychecks. Isn't if funny how biblical principles worked in my life BEFORE I got saved?
---Donna9759 on 11/6/06


I won't give a dime to somebody who talks about what I would GET for it. That's like every other sales-pitch out there. The television is not church. Some are shut-ins I know, but I think one should do everything possible to find a body of believers...do your regular giving there.

I've become a bit cynical about large organizations. I want a financial statement from them before I donate. (that narrows down the field a lot).Why should I pay professional fund-raisers with the funds I donate!
---Donna2277 on 11/5/06


That's a stretch even for Tilton Wayne!
IMHO he should be eating granola.... nuts and flakes, that would represent him more accurately!
---NV_Barbara on 11/6/06




I just gotta add, too, that I once saw a "touching" nauseating show where people walked up and gave the televangelist big $--for a fancy new organ!!!! I couldn't believe it! All the tears and dollars for a new pipe organ! Isn't that awful?!
---Mary on 11/5/06


I look at it this way, when was the last time any televangelist did any thing for a member of your family, has one performed a marage for a relative, visited any one who was sick in your family, performed a funeral service for a love one or a friend. Support the clergy who support your needs first then if you want to send some amount to a televangelist do so.

This has nothing to do with support for domestic or foreign missions programs.
---Phil_the_Elder on 11/5/06


the other night i was watching Robert Tilton,(hope i spelled that right) he was eating cake for prayers to be answered, if you sent in a "1000.00 vow" somehow the cake represented prayer requests. Any thoughts on this?
---wayne on 11/5/06


No, I never have and never will. My church helps support many missions, two colleges, a Christian Academy and Assisted Living/Extended Care Facility besides. At least I know where my money goes. I don't even claim tax exemptions for my church giving. God doesn't tax me so why should I claim exemption for something I'm giving back to the Lord.
---Norma7374 on 11/5/06


**) As long as we're here on earth we have the oppurtunity to sow a seed & expect a harvest.**

And as I frequently ask, why is it that seed-faith preachers say that their own wallets are the field you're supposed to sow your dollars into?
---Jack on 11/5/06


No, I have never given money to a t.v preacher. Why? Some of them rob the Elderly and sadly get by with in the world, but they won't from God. If a person can't support their own church, they shouldn't support none at all.
---Rebecca_D on 11/5/06


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I try my best to give to those in need, financially and spiritually. I expect nothing in return. I do NOT give to glitzy ministries.
Just remember the words of Christ...'whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you have done unto me.' (my paraphrase)
---NV_Barbara on 11/5/06


There is a spiritual law that applies here; seedtime & harvest.(Genesis 8:22) As long as we're here on earth we have the oppurtunity to sow a seed & expect a harvest. After a person sows there seed they should water their seed with praise & thanksgiving. Faith is the sub-stance or position before getting what you hope(joufully & confidently expect).
---Rickey on 11/4/06


The same law, seedtime & harvest, applies to every area of life. A family member's salvation ,for instance. When you sow a seed, whether it be money, getting other folks saved, both, prayer & praise, or however the Lord leads you; you WILL DEFINITELY get what you've sown for. God did.(John 3:16) God gave/sowed a seed, His only begotten Son, & reaped/is reaping many sons.
---Rickey on 11/4/06


Most of your televangelist are con artist and part of the health and wealth gospel. They are the only one getting anything out of it. They are living likes kings on God's money. Your money God gives you would be better used in your local church and missionaries.
---Rev_Herb on 11/4/06


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I have not ... and I would not espect a financial reward for giving to nay Christian church or mission, or to charity.
The reward is purely spiritual.
Given the limited welth resources of the planet, if we all got reward from our giving,Christians would be the richest guys in the world,and everyone else would starve
---quent5969_the_Scot on 11/4/06


No, and it would be wrong to expect to.
---alan8869_of_UK on 11/4/06


It is not because we are giving to a big name ministry that our finances improve. It is giving to the Lord with a cheerful heart, because of his faithfulness, it is being obedient to his word, and using wisdom in our spending. Though God does bless a generous heart, this should not be our motivation to give, but rather a ramification of our actions in love. We give to those in need, and God in return provides for our own. To be cont.
---Kate on 11/4/06


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