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TV Evangelists Need Money

This week on TBN and Daystar there were people who said they are having a financial crisis or emergency and need millions of dollars.

If these people practiced what they preach you would think they would have an abundance by now and would have no need.

What are your thoughts.

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 ---Rob on 12/10/10
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Cluny, I don't spend all day on Cn so I don't read a lot of what you say. I believe Jesus is 100% God and 100% man. I believe He died on a cross and rose again in 3 days and was seen by many and ascended into heaven. I believe in the Trinity. So if you believe that, we can agree.
---shira3877 on 12/17/10

\\Cluny, I can't believe what I am saying but for once I agree with you.
---shira3877 on 12/13/10\\

You mean you disagree with me when I say that Jesus is fully God and fully human--two natures in one Person?

You mean you disagree with me when I say that He literally rose from the dead in His glorified physical body and thust ascended into Heaven?
---Cluny on 12/16/10

Cluny, I can't believe what I am saying but for once I agree with you. TV evangalist always preach a prosperity gospel but it seems the prosperity is for them.
---shira3877 on 12/13/10

When I think about these "CON ARTIST", I can't help but think about what is written in 2 Timothy 3:1-7.

We are instructed to avoid these people who are nothing more than "CON ARTIST".

If one were to google "MONEY COMETH" you will see how many people who claim to be "CHRISTIAN" don't avoid them but are drawn to them.
---Rob on 12/12/10

As an old pastor used to say, "Salvation is free, but the church costs money."

The problem with so many of these independent TV ministers is that they are accountable to nobody but themselves.
---Cluny on 12/11/10

Personally, I think that TV preachers/teachers serve an important role in today's world.

They are using the mass media -- Radio, TV, Internet -- to reach people who might not otherwise be reached. Examples: home bound, sick and/or hospitalized, island communities, secluded countries, etc. This is the GOOD part of theses ministries.

On the flip side of the coin, I think that selling the Bible is very wrong. Jesus Christ never demanded $$$ in return for his teaching.

ALL of us, including the TV evangelists have living expenses, and/or business expenses. I have no problem giving $$$ for those things.

However, I question WHY they are asking for so much now. I would give about $5.
---Augie on 12/11/10

Allen (hope I spelled that right), would that include selling of Bibles themselves at Christian bookstores?
---Mary on 12/10/10

Many, not all, build temples of mortar and metal and then ask God to bless satellite fixed studios and beg for money.
International broadcasting IS expensive and most folks who watch never give so the need is probably real.
The problem is these revenue streams must be sustained whether God has set up the ministry for a season, changes in mission or not.
---larry on 12/10/10

The Holy Bible clearly states that to sell the Word of God for money is an abomination before God. Therefore all such preaching and teaching is false and must be avoided. Yes this includes ?????????????
---Allan_McDougall on 12/10/10

Many of these people have been called by GREED!!!
These are those that the Bible says makes merchandise of the people. One of the best ways to avoid the pitfalls these people offer is to be certain you do not give money to anything or anybody that you do know for sure what happens with that money.
---mima on 12/10/10

They need some money ? It looks like maybe they'l have to sell their lavish homes, boats, a - planes - jets, cars trucks cycles, travel rv's, etc. & then get Right with God.
---Lawrence on 12/10/10

I have given/donated money to some of these Televangelists in the past. I now feel that I probably should NOT have done that.

As you can probably conclude just from reading that first paragraph, my experiences with Televangelists have NOT been good.

Therefore, I will NOT comment further on the poor Televangelists. The subject itself is very depressing to me.

Hopefully, the ChristiaNet family agrees that it is BEST for me to NOT throw any more gasoline on the anti-Televangelist fire and become: Negative, Complaining, etc.

NONE of that is from GOD. The same goes for what the Televagelists stand for.
---Sag on 12/10/10

While there are some TV evangelist who are legit, some are not and it seems they always need lots of money around Christmas time.
Why? Because they know Christians are more giving at that time. While it cost lots of money to produce a radio or TV program, (my BS degree is in Radio & TV production), many times these evangelist are not budget aware and spend where they don't have too. For example, instead of a $70 necktie, they might use a $30 one without negative effect. They don't figure out how much it cost to "reach" per person in a given area, and just spend regardless of the cost.
---wivv on 12/10/10

You've made a very good point, Rob.
---Cluny on 12/10/10

"Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." Exodus 20:7
---christan on 12/10/10

My thoughts are that often people are out of touch with the division between themselves and God about what a Need really is. God might be in Heaven saying so in so needs to stop, and so in so may say everything is stacking against me, how do I keep this going.

The mess is in the hearts of people and they don't want anybody cleaning it up.
---Pharisee on 12/10/10

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