Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Senate Panel Probes 6 Top Televangelists

Sen. Charles Grassley Asks Ministries To Turn Over Financial Records Within One Month

CBS News has learned Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is investigating six prominent televangelist ministries for possible financial misconduct.

Letters were sent Monday to the ministries demanding that financial statements and records be turned over to the committee by December 6th.

According to Grassley's office, the Iowa Republican is trying to determine whether or not these ministries are improperly using their tax-exempt status as churches to shield lavish lifestyles.

The six ministries identified as being under investigation by the committee are led by: Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn. Three of the six - Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar - also sit on the Board of Regents for the Oral Roberts University.

A spokesperson for Joyce Meyer Ministries provided CBS News with an IRS letter to the ministry dated October 10, 2007, that stated: "We determined that you continue to qualify as an organization exempt from Federal income tax." The letter could not be independently verified in time for this story. The ministry also pointed to audited financial statements for the last three years that are posted on the organization's Web site.

In a statement, Benny Hinn's spokesperson, Ronn Torossian, said the ministry was in the process of determining the best course of action in response to the Senate investigation. "World Healing Center Church complies with the laws that govern church and non-profit organizations and will continue to do so," Torossian wrote.

In a statement to CBS News, Creflo Dollar called his ministry an "open book" and said he would comply with any "valid request" from Grassley. But he noted that the inquiry raised questions that could "affect the privacy of every community church in America."

The other three ministries did not respond to requests for comment from CBS News on Monday.

Because they have tax status as churches, the ministries do not have to file IRS 990 forms like other non-profit organizations - leaving much financial information largely behind closed doors.

The letters sent Monday were the culmination of a long investigation fueled in part by complaints from Ole Anthony, a crusader against religious fraud who operates the Dallas-based Trinity Foundation, which describes itself as a watchdog monitoring religious media, fraud and abuse. "We've been working with them for two years," Anthony told CBS News. "We have furnished them with enough information to fill a small Volkswagen."

Anthony said after twenty years of working with media organizations to expose televangelists, he saw little reform. He says that's why he turned to another tactic, going straight to Grassley. He is confident that Grassley's inquiry will be different, "What we hope is that this will lead to reform in religious nonprofits."

The structure of many televangelist organizations - in which the leadership is often concentrated in one person or one family - has itself been the target of criticism. "Churches like these are ruled as a dictatorship," says Rod Pitzer, who directs research at Ministry Watch in North Carolina, which provides advice for donors to Christian organizations.

Pitzer welcomes the Senate committee investigation. Ministries lacking accountability, he says, "give a black eye to churches and Christians who are trying to do things in the right manner."

By Laura Strickler © MMVII, CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Monday, 29 October 2007

John Hagee a heretic?

I've been doing some videos on youtube lately on Law and Grace and i've been exhorting people to be careful and aware of satans devices. Many are being decieved and falling away from grace and making Christ's death on the cross to non-effect to themselves.

This is the path many will end up on. :(

Galatians 2:15"We who are Jews by birth and not 'Gentile sinners' 16know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Giving vs Tithing

What does the bible say about giving? What about Tithing? What is Tithing?
These are a few questions that we will look at and see what the bible has to say about the subjects.

The word tithe means tenth or 10 percent of anything. It is used in the bible many times predominantly in the Old Testament, and mentioned a few times in the new testament also. Many Christians practice tithing as a form of giving to the local church. I believe that tithing is not applicable to today’s Christians.

Let’s look at the origination of the tithe. The first time we see the tithe used is by Abraham to Melcheziedeck. In Genesis 14:18 after Abraham had gone to war, on his return after having a victory he had taken the spoils of the war. Notice Mechezieck blesses Abraham before; Abraham gives him a tenth of the spoils. This is the first time we see the tithe and the only time we see the tithe before the law of Moses was established. Now the laws of Moses included tithing as apart of the law. The people where compelled to tithe according to the law. However, Abraham is seen tithing to Melcheziedeck before the law was introduced. Many people used this example to affirm that tithing was used before the law, during the law and therefore must continue after the law. This mind of think is wrong. There are many things practiced before the law, for example, burnt offerings, and animal sacrifices. These were practiced before the law, during the law, however, we do not continue to practice it after the law.

Melchezedeck was a form of Christ and it is very unique that Abraham gave a tithe to him, not fully understanding who Melchiezeck was. We will pick up Melchezedeck and Abraham a little later on …

Lets look at the tithe in the law of Moses. There are many references to the practice of the tithe and also many different tithes. In Lev 27:30-33 …
If we look in the Old Testament law we will see that the tithe was always used as something grown from the ground or animal. Some people believe that in our day and age we can substitute this as money. Let us look at why this is incorrect. In Deut 14:22 …
This is a tithe that God is telling the people to EAT! Eat my tithe? This is unheard of today. Today we would call this eating our seed. God tells the people to exchange there tithe into money, if the distance is far (this is to prevent the produce from spoiling, since they could be travelling for days sometimes) and them repurchase produce when they reach the destination which God has sent them to.

Then in Vs 28 we see another tithe, the third year tithe … here we see God sing the tithe to take care of the needy. Levites (who had no inheritance, and to be provided for by the people), Orphans, widows, strangers. Simply put those who cannot help themselves. In … vs … the bible says “religion …. Blameless….orphans…

Deut 26:12 … third year tithe.

The tithe had a purpose, and was a means of providing for those who could not provide for themselves.

Now one of the most common scriptures concerning the tithe in the old testament is in Malachi 3:10 …

This is where we see God now rebuking people for failing to bring in the tithe as he had established in his law. He accuses them of robbing him.

God says “so there may be FOOD in my house” (Nehemiah 10:38). This is literal food.

Now what I want to point out to you is the phrase “windows of heaven”. The phrase “windows of heaven” is found in the bible fives times. The first time we see this is in Gen 7, when God destroys the earth by a flood. In verse 11 it says, ….
This is used as a terminology for rain. Some translations say “floodgates” this gives the emphasis of “much rain”.

We also see it in 2 Kings 7 (Elijah has the windows of heaven closed)

The last time we see this term used is then in Malachi 3:10. Now if we bear in mind that the tithe was used as crops, we will understand that there must have been a drought. God was not saying, “if you tithe I will prevent these things form happening”, the things he mentions in Malachi where already happened. There windows of heaven where closed, they crops where being devoured by pests (possible locust) there vines where casting there fruit before their time. This was desolate times, because they had stopped tithing as the law had commanded them to. Now God is saying return to me and I will return to you. If the children of Israel would return to obeying Gods laws, then he would return to them and rebuke the devourers of there crops, prevent there vines from casting there fruit prematurely and bring an abundance of rain on there crops for a great harvest that there will not be room enough to receive there harvests of crops.

God also says that nations will call them blessed for they will be a delightful land. This would be based on the produce of there land at the time.

If we try to put the tithe in monetary terms, how can we have no room to receive money? In this day and age there is no such thing as not having room enough to receive money. Im sure that every tither will tell you they have plenty room left.

The tithe was never meant to be money, buy food. This is very clear when scripture references are used correctly. If the tithe was ment to be money, then why would god tell them to sell there produce (if the distance to travel was to far) for money, but when they reach there destination to repurchase food with money and eat.
1 Tim 1:5-7 …
The tithe is a teaching of the law and many are confidently affirming it. God does not need money get his gospel out, he need people with mouths. Jesus himself had no place to lay his head, he told his disciples to take nothing with them when they entered a town, but to trust God to provide. Many have been deceived that God needs millions to get the gospel out to this world.

In the old testament the people where governed by written laws and commands. Love is what motivates us in the new testament and we practice grace giving. Grace giving is motivated by love, while law giving is motivated by leagalism and fear. The bible says “perfect love cast out fear”. We give to help those in need.

Now you may still say “I believe in the tithe”. If you still do, then I challenge you in this.

Practice the tithe as it is in the bible.

Use it for what it was used in the old testament. Are you using your tithe to support Levite priests? Orphans? Widows? Strangers?

If you are going to tithe, then you must practice what the bible says is a tithe. However, if you practice any part of the law you are guilt of breaking it if you do not practice the entire law.


What does the New Testament say about tithing? We see the tithe mentioned very few times in the New Testament, mainly by Jesus. However, he used the example of the tithe while rebuking Pharisees. In Matt 23:23 … Tithe mint, dill, cumin…
We see the tithe here as herbs. Not as money. Jesus is rebuking them for focusing on the smallest part of the law (straining a knat) yet they swallow a camel. Is this not the same thing happening today? Some churches will go as far as excluding members of there congregation from activities or refusing to help them when in need because there records shows an inconsistency of tithing or they have no record at all. At worst, some leaders will through congregation members out of the church for not tithing or for sharing with others the truth on the subject.

Luke 11:42 … pharasiee in temple… im not like this sinner…

The most important scripture referring to the tithe in the new testament in Hebrew 7. Here we pick up again on Araham and Melcheziedeck. Hebrews 7:1 … the law required the levitical priests (desendents of levi). Emphasis is firstly on “the law”. Secondly the tithe was to be paid to the levite priests, and could not be received by anyone. This is the only way that the tithe was seen as valid. Therefore, today we cannot tithe to a pastor.

(explain rest of scripture here)

Acts 4:32 this should be the mindset of the New Testament church. Helping with our brothers and sisters and those in need. Those who where rich help those who where poor and the people where equal. The Apostles received money from the rich and gave it back to those who lacked. They never held it for themselves.

Today Pastors own multimillion properties, while some members of there congregations have no where to live.

Now this scripture is scary. Gal 3:10 … (those who do parts of the law are cursed) Therefore, when we partake in some parts of the laws of Moses yet do not do the entire law are put ourselves under unnecessary curses as the scripture says. Also the bible says in Gal 5:4 … (fallen away from grace) we remove ourselves from the grace that Christ made available to us by trying to receive Gods blessing by works of the law and to obtain favour of God. If God desires to bless us he will, and it is simply that HIS WILL. This is how Jesus taught us to pray. God is more interested in you helping those in need then you sending 10% of your income to a church. God desires cheerful givers not legalism. Let God begin to use you as a blessing to those around you.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Paula White's desperate moment!! (audio link below)

Written by Paul Edwards (http://www.godandculture.wordpress.com/)

Televangelist Paula White was a recent guest on my radio program in Detroit. She and her husband of 18 years, Randy White, announced in August that they would be divorcing and yet continuing their respective ministries: Randy as Senior Pastor of Church Without Walls in Tampa, Florida and Paula as an itinerant evangelist and “Life Coach.”
For most of the 30 minutes we talked I challenged her on her theology, as revealed in her latest book “You’re All That!,” as well as her divorce. I asked her to justify statements made by members of her church that her divorce would have no impact whatsoever on its ministry. How is that possible, I asked? How is it possible that two high profile ministers could conclude that their own relationship was so damaged that divorce was the only solution, and yet believe themselves spiritually fit to continue their ministries? She had no concrete answers, and so she concluded our 30 minute conversation this way:
“And while we’re talking about painful, difficult situations, with all due respect, I understand “let’s get the elephant out of the room,” we’ve taken 30 minutes on divorce. But I don’t understand why not an interviewer or a believer as yourself has not asked me how my daughter, who has a death sentence, with third and fourth stage cancer, how she’s doing now.”
I sat stunned for a moment; stunned because I didn’t know, but more shocked that she would use a family tragedy to make me look like a terrible person simply because I challenged her theology and lifestyle.
What pray tell, does her daughter’s illness have to do with answering questions about her divorce and her humanistic theology? Is Paula White above criticism because she has a terminally ill daughter?
The larger question is: if her daughter’s illness is so serious as to warrant her not having to answer questions about her very public divorce and her very abberant theology, why is Paula White on an eight city book tour while her daughter lay dying? During our conversation she boarded a plane for Detroit for a book signing the next day.
The fact is, “her” daughter is not her daughter at all. “Her” daughter is actually her estranged husband Randy’s daughter from a previous marriage. “Her” daughter is an adult, not a child. She led me and my audience to believe that she had a young child at home dying of cancer. Paula White played the sympathy card when it became apparent she had lost the sympathy of the audience on the issues she was asked to address.
Paula White is a well managed image worth millions of dollars. Behind that image is a real person, a wounded and broken human being, who lives in fear of being exposed. Paula White revealed how broken she is when she used her dying daughter as a desperate cover to protect at all costs her well managed image. She needs our prayers as much as her daughter.

Listen to the complete interview here.

Friday, 12 October 2007

Prophecy to false prophets and teachers

Prophecy to false prophets and teachers. This is the word of the Lord!

Monday, 1 October 2007

Share a testimony

Hey guys, I would like to give this opportunity for you to testify of what God has done in your life, be it recently or in the past. Let God get the glory and a brother/sister be encouraged.

God bless you all. Daz

The gift of Tongues

The first time we see the use of the supernatural gift of tongues is on the day of Pentecost in the book of Acts. In Acts 2:4 And they where filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

In this verse we see the disciples speaking “with other tongues”, but what exactly is other tongues? To understand fully what actually happened on the day of Pentecost, we need to look at the following verses. Acts 2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

If we read on to verse11 we get more detail on the various languages spoken by the disciples. So we can conclude that on the day of Pentecost the “other tongues” which the disciples spoke was indeed other languages, spoken and understood by men.
Another very important reference to tongues is seen in 1 Corinthians 12. Paul teaches us about spiritual gifts, including the gift of speaking in diverse kinds of tongues and also the interpretation of tongues. These spiritual gifts are from the Holy Spirit and given to the body of Christ as he wills (vs 11).
The Holy Spirit is the decider of who gets what gifts and how many. Although we cannot choose which gifts we operate in, we are encouraged to desire the spiritual gifts (vs 31, chp14:1).

Do all Christians have the gift of speaking in tongues? Many Christians believe that in order to show the evidence of the Holy Spirit in a believers life, he or she must speak in tongues. Many churches will call a new believer to a pray line and begin laying hands on them and encourage them to speaking tongues by faith.

The bible is clear that we all do not have the gift of tongues. In vs 12 Paul asks the Corinthians these rhetorical questions. “Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

The conclusion therefore is that all believers do not have the gift of tongues.

There is often the question asked “Are there more then one type of tongues?” I believe there are two kinds of tongues. Lets look deeper into the scriptures on this matter.

We have already looked at the tongues spoken by the disciples on the day of Pentecost, which is clearly a tongue of men. The bible calls it “other tongues” or “other languages”.
Also 1 Corinthians 13:1 says “though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. This seems to distinguish two kinds of tongues, those which are understood by men (as in Acts 2) and those of angels (a heavenly language).

For more clarity on this, we need to look at Paul’s letter to the Corinthians on the subject of tongues. 1 Corinthians 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

Paul is clearly saying that “unknown tongues” are not understood by men and that the speaker speaks mysteries in the spirit which only God understands (vs 27,28). So this must be a different kind of tongue than what was spoken o the day of Pentecost. The events that took place on the day of Pentecost was the fulfilment of a prophecy spoken by the prophet Joel, and was specific to Jewish nation.

The tongues which Paul speaks of is the gift of the spirit as spoken of in 1 Corinthians 12.

So what is the purpose of tongues today and what relevance to they have to the body of Christ? Tongues are a gift to be used in edifying the church (as all other gifts), but tongues can only edify the church when used in conjunction with the gift of interpretation of tongues (chp 12:10, 14:5-19).

The gift of tongues must be exercised in order (chp 14:33) and accordance with scripture. Paul addresses order for the use of tongues in chapter 14:27,28 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

Paul explains clearly the correct use of the gift of tongues, focusing on order and the best way to benefit everyone with the gift. This is the guide to be followed by those who exercise this spiritual gift, so that all may be edified and there be no confusion in the church.

Friday, 28 September 2007


What is Communion? Should we partake in it? If so, how often should we do so?

Let look at what the word of God has to say concerning communion.

The main emphasis of communion is “fellowship”. The act associated with communion in the bible is the “breaking of bread; the body of Christ” and “drinking of wine; blood of Christ”. The bread is symbolic of the body of Christ which was given for us on the cross, the wine being symbolic of his blood which was shed for the remission of the sins of mankind, including you and I.
Luke 22:19 And he (Jesus) took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them (disciples), saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." 20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
What we can see of utmost importance from the above verse is “do this in remembrance of me.”
This is the real purpose of communion. I can see the importance of this today, since never before have I seen a lack of Christ in the church, and believers forgetting HIM and what HE did for us.
How often while listening to a sermon do you hear about the good news of Jesus Christ? You’ll most probably hear something to tickle you ears. Like something about “your destiny, dream. Purpose, blessing” etc…
Partaking of communion keeps our minds and hearts focused on Christ and his redemption and grace. This helps us remain humble and not sidetracked by every new teaching which takes our focus away from Christ.
I grew up in the Catholic Church until I received salvation through Christ and became a Christian in 1996, so I am quite familiar with communion. Often many of us like myself, see weekly partaking of communion as a religious act and not something we should bother with. This is far from the truth. Communion is not a religious ceremony, but an act of love for Christ and away of keeping him central to our lives and thoughts. We should regularly commune together as believers, not relying solely on the church to call us together on a Sunday morning. Regular fellowship should always be encouraged. Taking communion should always be encouraged on a regular basis (1 Corin 11:16). I don’t believe that we can take communion too often, as the focus should be to remember and identify with what Christ did for us on the cross.

Acts 2:45And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Paul also reminds the believers in:
1 Corinthians 11: 23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

Lets not forget to remember the Lord and proclaim his death (salvation plan) by partaking of communion.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Sowing and reaping?

I’m pretty confident that you have at least once heard the term sowing and reaping, or "seeding" in the Christian circle. Whether it be by your Pastor in your local church, a televangelist on a Christian TV channel, or in a book by a Christian author. The term has been widely used in the body of Christ for a long time now and has even become a doctrine in some respects.
But what does the bible really have to say about sowing and reaping? Let’s have look at some scriptures on the topic.

One of the favourite scriptures concerning seedtime and harvest is Genesis 8:22 ….
Many people take this scripture and apply it to anything, but it is most commonly applied to financial sowing to ministries and “men and women of God”. But what was God referring to in vs 22. Well If we read from Chapter 6, we see God instructing Noah to build an Ark because he was about to destroy the earth by water (flood) because of the grave evil on the earth. In chapter 8 vs 21 God promises “I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more everything living, as I have done.

Here we see that God had cursed the ground due to the wickedness of the people and promises never to do it again. In verse 22 he continues … “as long as the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

So was God referring to literal seeding in the earth, i.e. planting of crops or was he speaking of everything that man calls seeding i.e. sowing money into ministries expecting to get a return on our investment? I cannot conclude this to be what God meant. Can you?

2 Corinthians 9:6-But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

This is another scripture which is often used encourage giving financially to a ministry or minister. One the surface this scripture does seem to mean, that if we give small we receive small and if we give much we will receive much in return. However, If we look at the surround text we will get a better understanding of what Paul was saying to the church at Corinth. If we back up a bit further to the preceding chapter it will help us get a better understanding of the context. From the text it appears that the Corinthian church where experiencing a time of financial prosperity (cht 8 vs 14 but by equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality). What was the want of the church at Corinth and what was the want of the church at Macedonia? Paul seems to be encouraging an exchange between the churches to encourage equality. The church at Macedonia where in want financially (chp 9 vs 12) while they prospering in many other areas, eg. grace, righteousness, devotion to God.

Paul is encouraging the Corinthians to follow in the footsteps of the Macedonians and pursue righteousness. Titus had been sent to Paul by God to help and comfort him and the other apostles at a time when they where in need and cast down (chp 7 vs 5,6). Paul was desiring that Titus would also visit the Corinthian church in there now time of need. Paul boosts of the grace of God on the Macedonian church while boasting to the Macedonians of the generosity of the Corinthians and there pledge to financially assist the Macedonians. If we return to or first text in Chapter 9 vs 6, we understand that Paul in encouraging them to sow financially to the Macedonian church in need (vs 9, as it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever). Then we continue in verses 7 and 8, every man according ….

Paul puts in focus a reaping of grace, righteousness, good works and thanksgivings to God (vs 8,9,10.11,12) not a reaping of financial blessing which they already had. God in more concern about us being bountiful in righteousness, grace, etc then being bountiful in finances.

Paul reminds Timothy to teach the same to those who are rich in finances. 1 Tim 6:17-Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold of eternal life.

This is what Paul was encouraging the Corinthian church to do.
So what do we learn from this? We as Christians should support and help other Christians in need, whether they are in a third world country, your local church or you brother or sister.

Now what about you local church, pastor, etc. Should we not financially support our local church? If my Pastor is ministering fulltime how will he and his family be supported?

Firstly, if you fellowship at a local church, If you have the means it is only effecal that you support where you can to assist the church in functioning. However it must be said that this not limited to finance. Some people may not be in a position to assist financially, but may be involved in the helps ministry of the church on a voluntary basis lending a skill or gift to the body of believers.

The bible says 1Timothy 5:17-Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

So according to the scriptures elders should be looked after by the church as they do the work of God. What is important though is that they are actually labouring in the word and doctrine and not sitting at home during the week watching tv or out playing golf. This is certainly the criteria.

As much as the ox must not be muzzled, no one who remove the muzzle if the ox was eating the entire harvest. An elder should be fed but not consume the entire harvest!

Also if possible elders should continue to work where possible and it should be a last resort to receive financial support from the congregation. Today many ministers are living far beyond there necessary means, flaunting lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous, with fleets of luxury vehicles, millionaire mansions, planes, and expensive jewellery. This is not what is meant by “do not muzzle the ox”. This is fleecing the flock which God is certainly against (Ezekiel 34).

Lets look at a key scripture concerning sowing and reaping. In Matthew 6 Jesus tells us not to worry about the things of the earth like food and clothing. These are the things that the world chases after. God is our father and will provide these things if we continue to put our trust in him. Lets look at vs 26, behold the fowls of the air: for the sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

This is a valid question to be answered. Ask yourself. Am I more important to God than birds? The answer is yes you are! God is heavenly Father, so that means a lot. As we see, Jesus himself says that the birds do not sow, nor reap, yet god provides food for them. This means that God will provide food for us, if we seek first his kingdom and his righteousness (vs 33).

The problem is that many of us are pursing God out of greed and ulterior motives. Some are sowing “seeds” because we are not content with what we have already, so we are trying to use God as a high interest low risk building society.

In verse 28-30, Jesus continues with another example, this time using the lilies of the field and how God has beautifully clothed them. Again he explains that they are nothing to God compared to us his children. He ends vs 30 … shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

O ye of little faith? Jesus says they have little faith. Today may teach that sowing seed, and believing God for a harvest it great faith. This could not be more carnal and far from the truth. What you will find is that it is the rich (financially) preachers who seem to be teaching faith yet they have no understanding of what faith really is.

James 2:5-Harken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6 but ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgement seats?

The bible says that it is the poor who are rich in faith. Why? Because they have learnt how to trust God to provide for them on a daily basis (Matt 6:11-give us this day our daily bread).

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Juanita begs for $200,000

This is a recent clip of Juanita Bynum begging for $200,000. I thought she was a multimillionaire. So why is she begging for this money? And what for? She has just bought 30 acres of land, yet she is asking for this money to build a temple for her to pray in, which will hold the ark of the covenant and threshing floor? :S I dont know whether to laugh or cry. This is daylight robbery.

She is begging for this money while wearing her bling watch. Last time I saw her on television she was driving a Rolls Royce! And boasting about her 16 franchaises, worth multimillions of dollars.

Stop being duped people, you are apart of the problem of why these false teachers are decieving many and leading them to hell. You are their supporters. Remember that! Rev 2:20-25

Brothers and Sisters stay away from idols.

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Another reason why you need to run for your life

This video clip is a prime example of twisting scripture to saltisfy the lust of the flesh but the one and only Bishop Weeks III.

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, FILTHY COMMUNICATION out of your mouth.

Rev 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Paul Washer on thre truth of the gospel

This is a Shockingly Powerful & Biblical message
preached to about 5,000 youth in a day when youth
are appealed to through shallow and worldly means.

At one point in this sermon the 5,000 Youth are
clapping and yelling BUT THEN the preacher makes
can imagine, the preacher was never invited back.

False Prophets Part 3

Beware of ravenous wolves!

Friday, 7 September 2007

Re: Do Woman Have The Right To Preach?

This is a short teaching response to the question; Do women have the right to preach?

Firstly, let me say that i believe this question in of itself is not the right question to be asked, nor is it the main area dealt with in this video. The question really should be; Is it Gods will for women to teach men and hold positions of authority over them?

Judge for yourself. God bless.

Part 1

Part 2

Saturday, 25 August 2007

Do you hate the truth aswell?

This is a video of a guy preaching outside of "Lakewood Church, Houston" The larget church in America. He is being blocked by church staff, and many walk by ignoring him. This is sad. People love lies and hate the truth. With itching ears they gather to themselves teachers like Joel Osteen, to make them feel good and codle their sin.

Monday, 9 July 2007


A warning of False Prophets. You have been warned!

Part 1 - A few false teachers/doctrine

Part 2 - An brief explaination

For those of you who cant be bothered to go and look up the scripture references yourselves I have posted a few below just for you :)

ACTS 20:29-31 know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

Monday, 2 July 2007

Naked - How does God see you?

This video really blessed me


Sunday, 1 July 2007

What Does The Bible Say About Divorce?

Since God is a part of the sacramental union of a married couple it is keeping that the vow be a life long vow. The Bible compares marriage to God's love for the Church. Even if people in the Church sin against Him, He is always faithful to His unconditional love to them. It is this love, God's love for the Church that is represented by the spouses vow to love each other until death do them part, for better or for worse.

NOTE: Since this video I have been directed to more information on this topic by independentonservative. I am studying into this further and will update my final conclusions on the matter. The marital unfaithful Christ speaks of in Mat 19:9 may not be an excuse to divorce at all, if the greek word used (Porniea) means what some imply. It is said that this word has more to do with "unlawful" marriage. Example, being decieved into marriage (it was a custom that a virgin signed a certificate to validate there virginity.

If it was found by her husband on her wedding night that she lied this would constitute a breach of contract, with effect allowing the husband to nullify the marriage)Or as Paul said in 1 Cor 5:1-5, a man with his fathers wife, of an incestious marriage. This marriage would not be recognised by God.If this is the case and if this is the intended meaning of "unfaithfulness" in this verse, then the excuse of adultery is also invalid as an excuse to divorce and remarry. Bearing in mind that Christ said, to look at a women to lust after her is commiting adultery in your heart. This is surely not grounds to divorce.

I would advise a study on the greek work 'Porniea'. What God has joined together, let NO man seperate. God bless you and TRUST in the Lord our God. HE is ABLE.

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Tonex - This is just the beginning. Updated 27th SEPT 07

Well this truly saddens me. I have been talking about this kind of stuff for a long time now. to be honest I have heard about Tonex, but did not know alot about him. I've seen his funky hair doos, his out there dressing but never really paid much attention.

This is a clip of his latest song "The naked truth" (And by the way this guys is a Senior Pastor)

My issue with todays "gospel artists" is just that. "Artists". As a chrsitian singer, musician, etc... are you not supposed to be a "minister" of the gospel. An encourager to the saints, edifying and building up the body of Christ?

Sadly. many of todays gospel artist are trying to do things like the world, except by adding Jesus once in a while. It has become all about money and business. As one of these "big" gospel artists to come and sing at your local church, and you will be hit with a long list of requirements, i.e. 10 first class tickets for the entourage, 2 penthouse suites, ... It makes me sick if im really blunt with you.

This is Tonexs rebuttal to the mediatakeout scandal. He clearly shows no repentance or humility.

This guy Tonex has now exposed the devil and his plan in the gospel music industry.
It is time for chrsitians to wake up and stop bein so sentiment and out right idolatorous.


Tonex's apology. Lets hope this is a genuine turn for the better.

Monday, 18 June 2007


Firstly, let us define the term “doctrine”. It is derived from the Greek word didache (Strong’s G1322)

It can be defined as the following: teaching, that which is taught, the act of teaching, instruction. In religious assemblies of the Christians, to speak in the way of teaching. In distinction from other modes of speaking in public.

Now you have an understanding of the meaning of ‘doctrine’, let us explore what the Word of God says concerning this, and how important it is for Christians and our walk with Christ.

I have noticed while conversing with many Christians that there seems to be confusion to “where” doctrine comes from. The bible speaks of ‘doctrines of God’, ‘doctrines of men’ and even ‘doctrines of devils’.

How can we know whose doctrines we are following?

Jesus said in John 7:16 - "Jesus answered them, and said, my doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me".
If we remember that doctrine means “teaching and instruction”, we understand that Christ is saying that what He teaches is from God. They are the doctrines of God and not man, as other men were teaching at the time.

Some people believe that the teachings of Christ over rule the teachings of the apostles, i.e. Peter and Paul.

This ideology could not be more wrong. The apostles taught the doctrines that Christ taught them and passed them down to the believers.

Paul says in Galatians 1:11
‘I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.’

Also the bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16 ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for DOCTRINE, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (Emphasis added.)

Firstly we see that ALL scripture (not just the words of Christ in red) is given by inspiration of God. God has used man to write His word. Secondly scripture is profitable to us, firstly for DOCTRINE or as we said before, teaching and instructing in the things of God. Everything we need to walk and be perfected as Christians is in the scriptures. God no longer needs to give individual revelations to us; he has given his guidance in his Word. The problem is we are just too lazy at times to STUDY the word for ourselves.


The bible says in 1 Timothy 1:9-11

‘9 We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.’ (Emphasis added)

‘Sound’ is the key here. Is your doctrine sound? Does it line up with the teachings of Christ and the apostles? Or do you choose which parts of God’s doctrine you practise?

The bible also says in 2 Timothy 4:3
‘For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.’ (Emphasis added)

I’m sure most Christians today will agree that we are in the season of the last days, yet most will deny that there are false teachers about. I find this very disturbing to say the least.
Never before have there been so many teachers and so little gospel. People are heaping to THEMSELVES teachers (a great number) teaching a gospel that is not a gospel at all. Some rarely mention Jesus except when trying to Jes-ify there worldly teachings. You cannot take the things of this world, add Jesus to it and call it the teachings of Christ. This is a grave deception. Hence, we are to “STUDY to show ourselves approved, also RIGHTLY divide the word of truth.

It is funny how Christian’s, even leaders today will tell you “let God deal with people if they are teaching doctrines that are false”. Here’s what the word of God says:

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

1 Timothy 1:3
I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer.

Titus 1:9
He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
(Emphasis added)

Refute those who oppose it? So we should not just sit back and let God deal with it. You know why God won’t do anything about it? Because we are charged to deal with it, it’s that simple. Unfortunately, most Christians today have been sold a lie, that Christianity promises a great life on this earth. So because we don’t want any persecution we would rather allow doctrines of devils to plague the body of Christ. Is that not wicked?


This is what Christ said concerning those who teach the commandments of men:

Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Hebrew 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
(Emphasis added)

The teaching of the tithe is a great example of this scripture. Men have turned the grace of God (Gods’ determining of whether we have health, finances, etc) and turned it into meats (If you do, God will do, when the praises go up, the blessings come down, i.e. works), yet it has not profited them that practise these things.

For example, the next time you meet someone who says tithing WORKS (and that’s exactly what it is WORKS,) ask them when last they had so much blessing that they had no room to receive it. Or do they have any bill that they struggle with while a tither?

It amazes me how so many tithers are broke yet believe in the tithe as the means for God to bless them, according to Malachi 3. Someone has to be a liar and it certainly is NOT God. I guess that leaves the teacher then, or a lack of understanding of scripture…

Ephesians 4:14
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.
(Emphasis added)

So many people today are being tossed to and fro, believing and being deceived by whatever they hear their “favourite” preachers say and teach. I’ve heard preachers say that people must have blind faith about the things they are taught; to just believe them. Or you are poor because you are slow to believe. What happened to the Bereans in Acts 17?

Acts 17:10
As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. 12Many of the Jews believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.

This is a prime example of how we as Christians are to receive the Word of God. And as teachers if what you teach are the doctrines of Christ, then you need not be afraid to have your teachings examined. It’s very simple, don’t you think?


We have gathered that the doctrines of God are profitable for us, but what are the doctrines of God. The doctrines of God are what we are taught by Christ and by the apostles in the Word. It is very simple: follow what Christ AND the apostles taught.

The bible is filled with doctrines of Christ including but not limited to: his birth by a virgin, his miracles, his death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of God. However, there are many other important doctrines of Christ. These include His church, worship, repentance, baptism, the Holy Spirit, the Lord's Supper, order of ordination of ministers, correct applications of the gifts of the Spirit, right living, and His Second Coming as well as others. There is a tendency to emphasise Christian living and neglect Christian doctrine. They go hand in hand: one cannot go without the other.

Basically, when you read the Word of God, obey it and you will find favour with God.


1 Timothy 4:16
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

We will be saved if we hold on to the teachings of Christ and the apostles. One of the dangers of losing our salvation is being deceived away from the doctrines of Christ. So the answer is YES, doctrine is very important to the believers. Especially if you are a teacher, since you will be held accountable for those you lead away from Christ by the doctrine you teach, if it is not of Christ.

"By laying these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Jesus Christ, being fed with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have followed (1 Tim. 4:6),

Verse 13: "Until I come, pay attention to reading, to comforting and to teaching (doctrine).

I hope you will continue (or begin) to pay more attention to the doctrines of Christ as you continue to grow as a Christian, following in the noble footsteps of the Bereans in Acts 17, rightly dividing the word of truth, so that no man will deceive you.

May God bless you and keep you,

In Jesus’ name,

Saturday, 16 June 2007

An atheist turns back to God

Hey guys,

just wanna encourage you in your contending for the faith and preaching the truths of the gospel.

I recieved this message from a member of youtube at 3am this morning. I have been presenting the gospel and refuting his beliefs of athesism.

Message Re: Apology

Dazzarai, I am writing you under a new account. My last one was ********. About a month or two ago, we were arguing on a video by Bonasse, and I remember saying some pretty stupid and possibly hurtful things. I'm sorry about that. Just within the past few days I had an epiphany that resulted in me realizing that my pursuit of logic and reason under atheist beliefs were worthless. I returned to God in my mind and saw that Christ was the way for me. Anyway I just wanted to apologize.

Praise God! Be encourage! The harvest is plenty but the labourers are few.
I encourage you to continue making disciples of men for the glory of god the father.

Your brother in Christ,


Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Yolanda Adams and Bone Thugs?

Another disturbing collaboration with a "gospel" artist (Yolanda Adams) and rap group Bone-Thugs & Harmony.

If you've ever watched G. Craig Lewis' dvd on the "truth about hiphop" series, you would have some background and insight iabout this group.

Their lastest comeback album (under the swiss beats record label) features Yolanda Adams collaborating on the track "Order my steps". As usual Christians are being duped into buying these secular albums, because of the presence of a so called "gospel artist".

Here is the track on youtube:

Are these guys truly converted? As some undecerning Christians are claiming? I even read a post on a forum by a christian confessing to purchasing the bone-thugs album becuse of Yolanda Adams appearance on the album! This is shamefull.

Just to let you know where bong thugs stand here is another track on the album called streets.

WARNING! This video contains foul language and depictions of gang violence. YES this is on the same album with Yolanda Adams!

Amos 3: 3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Concerning Bone Thugs - James 3:9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. 10Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. 11Can both fresh water and salt[a] water flow from the same spring? 12My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Disproving Islam in 3 words

This is a brilliant video of a young man disproving the religion of Islam.

Thursday, 7 June 2007

A call to Fast and Pray

Hi guys, just a quick call for the body of Christ to unite together in a corporate fast with prayer. Some friends and I have begun a three day fast (tuesdays - thursdays, between 9am and 5pm) for the next two months, ending on the last thursday in July.

We are praying concerning the body of Christ, for the blinders to be removed over the eyes of the blind, for God to remove any hierlins and be their good shepherd (Ezekiel 34) and for restoration and healing to the broken hearted (especially those who have been spiritually, emotionally, even physically abused by any church/organisation).

Lastly, for a guy called Ringo, many of you might already know something about him. He really does need our prayer, as I am convinced there is something wrong with him. I cannot decern exactly what it is, but he is being driven by something which is not of God. Please pray for his salvation and his mind. And against any attack of satan against him.

Thank you brothers and sisters for your diligence in this matter.

God bless you

Your brother in Christ, Dazzarai

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Benny Hinn the False Prophet

Benny Hinn says Jesus is going to appear PHYSICALLY on the platform in one of his crusades. Can anyone confirm this happened?

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

The Apostacy Is Here

Not convinced yet? Watch this video.


Encouragement to persecuted Christians

This is just a short encouragement to brothers and sisters throughout the world who are receiving persecution for the Lords sake.

I hope you are encouraged to continue in your good works and faith.

God richly bless you in Jesus name. Amen.

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Doctrines of devils getting worse and worse

Lsiten for yourself as these men teach blatant error and blashpheme God.

Do you need anymore convincing? Stay away from these men of corrupt minds and you will save your soul. God bless you.

This is getting ridiculous now - The love of money

This is a music video directed by Creflo Dollar of WCI, featuring a rap group called Ziglak. The song is entitled Money Comin and is a clear indication of the false doctrines and the love of money that these people promote.

Creflo says that he would rather his children listen to this stuff than the other stuff (im assuming hes refering to secular rap). So what is the difference between this and a video from Ludacris or Lil jon? Nothing at all.

The reaction of the congregation at the end says it all. This guy has decieved and brainwashed many.