Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sowing the Greed

This is the kind of stuff that drives me nuts! What does God’s word say about such things?

Off of TBN a few weeks ago ...

“You need to send a thousand dollars. If you cannot send a thousand, send five hundred… if all you have is a nickel, wrap it in tissue and put it in an envelope. If all you have is your clothes, send them.”

“If you want the power, you have to sow the seed”

“We are going together into a spirit of wealth.”

“Last night, you sowed to your ability. Tonight, you sow beyond your ability.”

“I need to give because I need favor. I need it because I need an anointing. I need it because I need power.”

“‘I am giving because I want my daughters to be daughters of Zion.’”

“You have got three days to get that into your mailbox. I am not afraid to say this. I am walking in my authority… if you do not postmark it by the tenth, we will not accept it. God says you have three days to get your thousand-dollar seed in the mail.”

“Give it to me and you will live. Give it to me and you will have more than enough.”“If all you have is $79.36, I double-dare you to empty your bank account. Close your account.” ~ Juanita Bynum

It is saying that when you get blessed you will have to look back and say, “When I gave that thousand dollars, God blessed me” Where does God get any glory, if you have to pay him to bless you? As a Christian, I am ashamed that the idea of “sowing seed” has been used to finance use and abuse of hard earned money to support a lavish lifestyle. This kind of thing comes up all the time in talking to and witnessing to those who do not know Jesus as Lord and savior. It’s really sad how even the unsaved can spot a con before we Christians do!
Tim, ending vent before he really gets worked up ...


Wickle said...

This is disgusting.

Pagan gods are worshiped by sacrificing a goat or a cow to buy their favor. That doesn't work with the Almighty God, because He already owns everything. We can't give Him as much as we already owe, so we sure can't bribe Him.

My first thought on the guy counting down from one thousand dollars was that Jesus preached against that exact thing. There is no maximum starting bid ... $1000 might be nothing to some people (Bill Gates, for example).

If, however, you're just ripping off the viewers to make yourself rich, I guess you can start there.

Utterly, utterly disgusting!

Laura said...

I'm with you on this one. Why do they put people like this on tv? As Donald Miller says, sometimes these unethical people are all that the unbelieving have to associate
Christians with. This is a tool of the devil.