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|Mon, May 18, 2015 at 1:49 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Creflo (Cashflow) Dollar is one of the most prolific minstrels in the pulpit today. Cashflow and his ilk couldn't exegete the Word of God if their lives depended on it. At best, Cashflow is a complete idiot in all things relating to sound biblical teaching. At worse, he's a false teacher. Neither assessment bodes well for a man who claims to be a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ OR the sheeple who hang on his every false word. Maybe that's why Cashflow looks so confused holding the bible in the picture above...moving along...
We already know that Cashflow hasn't taken the time to study what the Word of God says about prosperity and material wealth, but now we know that he doesn't even study the bible at all while preparing flowery prose to shake the loose change from his followers. Instead, Cashflow has decided that it's easier to garner allegiance if he scares the hell out of you - or into you...literally.
Not Your Typical Negro has video of Cashflow yesterday, inadvertently preaching on a story he found on the internet. I know, really compelling illustration, right? Except for the fact that the story that Cashflow is "preaching" is an internet hoax that was debunked a long time ago (links below have been upated):
"Well To Hell" Hoax (Wikipedia article)
"Well To Hell" Debunked (Snopes article)
"Background on the Drilling to Hell story" (article where hoax admitted)
"Investigation into the Sound of Hell" (audio analysis)
So, Cashflow is a lazy false teacher who doesn't even take the time to research such a compelling claim. But why?
Could it be that by providing such compelling evidence that somebody actually "found hell", Cashflow could literally scare the hell INTO his followers?
You don't want to pledge allegiance to the mand of gawd? YOU'RE GOING TO HELL!
You want to "rob God" by not surrendering your money to Him (through Cashflow, of course)? YOU'RE GOING TO HELL!
You don't want to join this church and be a faithful son or daughter to this ministry? YOU'RE GOING TO HELL!
This illustration could serve as yet another reason to roll your eyes at Cashflow and run in the opposite direction - were it not for the serious heresy and apostasy that spews from the pie-hole of Carlton "The Heretic" Pearson. Pearson denies that hell is a real place, and he's taking his demonic roadshow to the airwaves to influence as many people as he can.
Pearson (whom I consider to be demon possessed) is a reprobate who denies eternal damnation as consequence of rebellion from God. Cashflow, who is becoming an unwitting accomplice to Pearson through lack of study, will turn yet more sheep away from God - and into the arms of wicked Carlton Pearson.
Once the sheep feel "duped" about being able to "hear tormented souls from hell", they may very well doubt that hell exists. Then, they might start believing that "all good people go to heaven - apart from belief in Jesus Christ".
And Pearson's demonic work will continue.
Do you think I'm paranoid and "ringing a false alarm" ? Well, many people dismissed these false teachers long ago - "no one will ever believe their lies"...well, these false teachers pack their clubs every week, and the sheep swallow their lies hook, line, and sinker. Destructive heresy has crept in and become prevelant in the church because "astute bible scholars" shrugged off the potential impact.
Make no mistake about it, hell is a real place where the wicked and unbeliever will go when they die (Romans 6:23), and Jesus Himself speaks of eternal damnation in hell (Matthew 3:12; 25:41).Hell is a place of eternal fire, torment, and destruction (Mark 9:44-49, Luke 16:23-24, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 14:10-11, Revelation 20:10), and many will find themselves there (Daniel 12:2). Those who find themselves in hell will still have to acknowledge God's perfect will and their own part in their destruction (Psalms 76:10, Deuteronomy 32:3-5)
The ONLY antidote to eternal damnation is belief upon the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin and salvation (John 3:16-18,36) - and this is the entire reason that the Gospel message is preached in the first place. You can't win people to Christ by scaring the hell into them - you may win some folks to take up seats in your sanctuary, but you won't keep them there UNLESS you continue to come up with even more dramatics and theatrics to scare them all the more.
Now, Cashflow's message will forever be known as the one based on a proven lie...just like his false teachings on financial prosperity and the "little gods" heresy.
|Mon, May 18, 2015 at 1:37 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
I read an article in yesterday's Washington Post about a "pastor" I had the displeasure of meeting several years ago - which brought to my remembrance a particularly disturbing display of filth in the "pulpit".
The man pictured above is Deron Cloud, Pastor of "The Soul Factory" - a hybrid church/performance theater organization based in Maryland. The church has a satellite location here in Metro Atlanta, and (not surprisingly), Cloud is yet another infamous "spiritual son" of legendary Alpha Pimp Eddie Long (who is reproducing bastard "spiritual" children across the globe). Back in 2005, Cloud was a guest speaker at a Men's Conference that Eddie Long hosted in suburban Charlotte, NC. Eddie introduced Cloud as his "gangster son in the Lord", and warned that Cloud was very direct in his delivery but he was going to say things that we needed to hear.
Cloud walked into the auditorium to thunderous applause (thank God it wasn't at a church building), and with 4-6 burly bodyguards in tow. Before he spoke, he showed a video presentation depicting the plague of fatherless children in the Black community. Once the video ended, Cloud LITERALLY started cursing like a drunken sailor at the over 2,500 men in attendance. He lamented how men (even Christian men) neglect their own children, and he used words like "motherf*****s, bulls**t, f**k" and more!
We were all stunned into complete silence - you could literally hear an ant breath in the place.
Cloud went on to say how much he loved "Eddie cause he's a real n****r. That's a hard motherf****r!" He went on and on about how "Eddie ain't no punk b***h like so many other n*****s in the pulpit today!". Then Cloud starts calling "n*****s" to the altar for "deliverance" (thus, the burly bodyguards in case someone was offended by his vile language directed at Eddie Long). After the 1.5 hour verbal assault, Eddie comes back to the mic. Instead of denouncing the vile act we just saw, Eddie essentially blessed the display - and summons an altar call where he does his "if you need a daddy, I will be your daddy" line.
Even though my pimp (at the time) cautioned those of us who came with him to "swallow the fish and spit out the bones", I was still stunned that such a vile display would be allowed to take place - or continue. Of course, I was a brain-dead drone slave to the false gospel and my pimp, so I didn't walk out. In fact, NO ONE walked out. Not surprisingly, Cloud instructed the media team to stop recording before his presentation. You can, however, search for him on YouTube to see some of his interesting soliloquies on various topics (and if you've ever seen Cloud in rare form live, you can corroborate what I've seen and heard with my own eyes).
So here's the point of this post - it appears that "pastor" Cloud is being sued by two of his former congregants, who allege they "loaned" Cloud almost $900,000 to start the Atlanta branch of his church. Of course, Cloud calls it a "donation":
Md. couple file suit against church, saying they were swindled
Two former churchgoers say they were swindled out of a small fortune by the leaders of the Soul Factory, a large African American church in Prince George's County - accusations the church denies.
In a lawsuit filed against the church, the married couple, Jose and Yvette Strickland, say they lent nearly $900,000 under a verbal agreement to the Soul Factory so that it could open a satellite church in Atlanta. The church says the money was a gift.
"It was not a loan; it was a donation," said Timothy Obitts, a lawyer hired by the church. He said the church is in the process of filing a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
The article goes on to confirm (yet again) that pulpit pimps seek to groom their followers by treating them like VIP's and "special members" in order to pick their pockets:
According to the Stricklands, they began regularly attending the Soul Factory in 2000. In 2005, the church's founder and pastor, Deron Cloud, began courting Jose Strickland's financial help, the couple said, by inviting him to Wizards basketball games, on trips to Las Vegas and other activities and introducing him to top church leaders.
In 2006, the Stricklands say, Cloud asked Jose for $1.5 million to help open a satellite church in Atlanta. A few weeks later, Strickland, Cloud and other church leaders discussed financing the Atlanta church while in a private booth at a professional fight in Atlantic City, the couple said.
Months later, according to the lawsuit, Strickland gave the church $886,500, which Jose, a mortgage banker, and Yvette, a real estate agent, said they raised by mortgaging several properties they owned to a private lender.
The couple acknowledges that Cloud made nine payments to repay the "donation", but stopped several years ago (read the article in entirety). It appears that the Strickland's believed the "pay to play" gospel that so many hirelings are selling to the church today, and they felt some obligation to "build God a house..."
Overall, this is another example of how bereft the church is of sound doctrine today.
Lord have mercy..
|Mon, May 18, 2015 at 1:35 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Olivia Blair Project Help Wanted! I need someone to help me draft legislation to protect the elderly and people living on a fixed income from Satanic Pastors. The name of the law will be "Predatory Tithing Laws" aimed at Pastors who mandate that elderly members and people living on fixed incomes pay 10% of that government income to the overhead expenses of a church.
As it stands right now all churches in the United States are shielded from taxes - yet a portion of the money they collect are coming people living on government fixed incomes. Unlike other corporations in the United States, once money enters a Collection Basket or a Tithing Envelope that money falls off the face of the earth, and lands into the bottomless pits otherwise known as "Pastor Pockets."
In a conversation with Rahiim Shakur he explained this Jesus Taxation brilliantly:
"Let's say an elderly woman made $80,000 a year during her career. She paid 10% in tithes ($8,000) and then saved another 5% for retirement. Now that she's retired and don't have an income that's coming from working a 9-5, she's now living off of that 5% that she saved up from when she was working. This retired woman has already paid tithes from that $80,000 salary once, but now that she's retired, the church is now taking 10% from that 5% that she saved for their old age. This lady is getting "taxed" on the the same $80,000 twice. An additional 10%."
This is the reason Pastors preach tithing, and have no remorse in collecting tithes from the poor. This has to stop! If it's illegal to buy beer with Food Stamps, then it should also be illegal to donate money towards church expenses while living off government income.
And if you don't think a law like this has a snowball chance in hell of making it to the desk of a President because it violates the First Amendment, then it's obvious that you haven't consider the fact that Churches are already being controlled by the government via the IRS.
By not taxing churches, the government is prevented from directly interfering with how those churches operate. By the same token, those churches are also prevented from directly interfering with how the government operates in that they cannot endorse any political candidates, they cannot campaign on behalf of any candidates, and they cannot attack any political candidate such that the effectively endorse that person's opponent.
What this means is that charitable and religious organizations which receive a 501©(3) tax exemption have a clear and simple choice to make: they can engage in religious activities and retain their exemption, or they can engage in political activity and lose it, but they cannot engage in political activity and retain their exemption.
The only way to enforce a law like this is to also have if fall under the authority of the Internal Revenue Service, and attach a mandatory 10 Year Federal Prison and an automatic revocation of the minister's license with no chance of recovering it in the fifty continental United States for any pastor caught collecting tithes from members living off Social Security Benefits. Problem Solved!
I know that this proposal may sound too radical for most of you, but I challenge you to look at it this way. Every time you received your paycheck and pan over to the federal deductions side of your pay stub - a pastor is laughing all the way to the bank.
It's either we make it illegal to collect tithes from people living off Social Security or we tax churches and use that money to increase the longevity and stability of Social Security Benefits.
All in favor of Predatory Tithing Laws say - REVOLUTION!
TJ - Church Folk Revolution!
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|Mon, May 18, 2015 at 1:30 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Over the years in this job at Pimppreacher.com, of all the scandal, abuse, and financial impropriety stories we have covered, the cases that get me the most steamed are the ones where a church leader has a pattern of exhibiting no remorse. No apology. No restitution. In the face of the mirror staring back at her/him, there is no shame. Because this person has no conscience. To them, right and wrong otherwise known as "ethics" or morality, a regard for the feelings of others, is for suckers. He/she never explains himself. After all, he is the Pastor, Bishop or Apostle. And/or she is the wife of such a one. And who are you?
When we think of a sociopath, most of us think of a serial killer or some other type of criminalist of violence. But the truth is, most sociopaths are not killers at all. According to the Mayo Clinic, a Sociopath suffers from what is called Anti-social personality disorder.
"Antisocial personality disorder is a type of chronic mental condition in which a person's ways of thinking, perceiving situations and relating to others are dysfunctional - and destructive. People with antisocial personality disorder typically have no regard for right and wrong and often disregard the rights, wishes and feelings of others.......... Those with antisocial personality disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others either harshly or with callous indifference."
It is said that a Sociopath is among us all the time, and we just don't know it. One in 25 is one according to the book, The Sociopath Next Door. These people are well-known for REFUSING to take responsibility for the consequences of their behavior - even when it adversely affects others. You can see examples of this often when the leader says things like, "We have moved on." or "We are in another dimension of ministry. That's the 'former' thing." Statements such as these despite the carnage of bodies (often members or former members of their own congregations) stepped over to get to that "next dimension". Simultaneously, these leaders have manipulated others to also turn a blind eye and cover up their crimes. "People are always "after" our pastor or pastor's wife." "They are the victims here." "He's still anointed." "Touch him not." The twisted fan-base he has built does whatever it takes to ensure he doesn't suffer a penalty you and I ordinarily would. Little do they know they may have just aided and abetted a sociopath. There is nothing anointed about this. In other words, God is not in that.
This leader type is also a skilled pulpit sniper. He or she willfully aims at those in the congregation that dared defy him or complain. With just a few words, bodies collapse at being hit and no one comes to assist. This keeps others in line - especially those with dreams of having their own "ministry" one day like his.
What I have written so far is just the tip of a looming iceberg underneath. But based on experts, I can share what you should look for in a Church Leader Sociopath. These are not isolated incidents. These would be patterns of behavior over years or as long as you can remember:
#1 Sociopaths Never Apologize and Are Incapable of Feeling Shame, Guilt or Remorse. These people do know how to fake it for their own benefit, but they do not really feel they have done anything wrong.
#2 Sociopaths Make up Bizarre Stories (LIES) Insisting God Authored It aka False Prophet i.e. traveling to other realms, seed offerings with numerology roots (ex. a $707 seed), how monetary windfalls came their way due to them commanding the "atmosphere"
#3 Sociopaths are Incapable of Love
These people are good at fooling others even spouses but it's only for their own benefit. Spouses who are married to such persons have seen glimpses of this black hole. But they know how to turn it back on, sexually even, and you convince yourself that you were just seeing things. You have wondered how they can be this way, but the answer is he/she did not really love you in the first place. They don't know how.
#4 Sociopaths are Charming and Eloquent Speakers
Often having bewitching smiles, you can easily be disarmed to do whatever he wants you to. You ignore your own discernment and want to be around these people like moths to a flame. Of course this trait can describe many people, but for the sociopath, the intent is to manipulate and deceive.
#5 Sociopaths are More Spontaneous, Spooky and Intense than Those Sound in the Faith.
#6 Sociopaths Will Defend their Con Despite Incontrovertible Evidence to the Contrary
To the degree that it is LUDICROUS! Begin checking out his stories. Did the man from Japan really walk up to him on the street and give him a blank check? Did he really lead the famous rapper to the Lord despite the rapper confessing to everyone on Twitter he's an atheist? Did God really anoint him to never get sick when he's mysteriously been to the hospital for treatment? He gives a false reason why he was there to protect his con. Not long ago, Juanita Bynum was confronted about a prayer cloth an older woman bought from her for a $1000 that Juanita claimed would grant healing to anyone who bought it. Well the woman died, and her daughter confronted her. Instead of taking responsibility, Juanita did not offer to refund the money, and claimed the woman sowed seed for the wrong type of prayer at the time.
#7 Sociopaths Will Not Address Facts But Will Attack the Messenger Instead
Usually while making themselves out to be the one attacked, these persons will go after the party that brings the charge no matter how valid and legitimate the charge is. Whoever is Bringing the Charge is Crazy. Church hurt. A witch, etc.
Sound like your pastor? I know. Most of you will say no. But most following a sociopath are deceived. You don't want to go the extra step and fact-check your leader's stories, sermons, or experiences. You give him a pass although you have seen people just disappear without any explanation. You are too afraid to ask when you see them in the street how they are doing or why they haven't been back to church. That is because deep down, you like the con just the way it is.
Preacher Bureau of Investigation
Sources: Stout, M. 2005 The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us
|Mon, May 18, 2015 at 12:59 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
WASHINGTON -- For more than three decades, Dr. Bobby Jones has helped to revolutionize gospel music.
Every Sunday morning for the last 33 years, the soul-stirring sound of spiritual music from "Bobby Jones Gospel" has filled millions of homes across America.
While it takes a small army to produce the program, the show's success hinges squarely on the man whose program bears his name.
"I just say, 'Lord, what a privilege it is to be able to work for you,'" Jones told CBN News. "'What a privilege it is that you use me to be a vehicle to bring so many people closer to you and to bring joy, love, peace, and happiness.'"
Jones' show got its start from humble beginnings. His first venture on television in the late 1970s was a 30-minute program on a single station in Nashville, Tenn.
Today, "Bobby Jones Gospel" is the flagship gospel music show on a network broadcast ministering to millions around the world.
"Little did I ever think it was the first show produced for BET -- my show," Jones said. "And we built this organization [on] gospel music!"
Jones, who began his career in elementary education, is now considered a musical trailblazer.
He has earned numerous honors, including a Dove Award, several Stellar Awards, and a Grammy with country music star Barbara Mandrell.
In 2001, he was recognized in a proclamation by President George W. Bush for "revolutionizing the gospel music industry" and "exposing numerous gospel music artists to the world."
Jones describes that White House visit as one of his "high points."
However, buried deep beneath the fame and his signature flashy suits lie some of his lowest points.
For the very first time, Jones publicly revealed his painful past during an interview with CBN News.
He told CBN's John Jessup he survived growing up in an abusive home with an alcoholic dad.
"I began at a very early age protecting myself from the abuse: verbal [and] physical," Jones recounted.
He admits that he developed a great deal of bitterness toward his father as he watched his dad mistreat his mom and siblings.
But he believes God's grace helped him to eventually forgive his father, and now he wants his testimony to encourage others.
"I went ahead to do the things that I thought I could do to overcome that situation," he explained. "And a lot of people who may be in a position now that I was in then, they'll just have to leave it and find a way to get around it and that's a part of life."
Jones shared more on how he healed from his childhood wounds below:
His music and positive personality have earned him loyal fans, like Judith Bundy, who drove with her daughter from Malaga, N.J., to the BET studio in Washington, D.C., to attend a taping of his 33rd season.
"I'm here ... because I'm a fan of his," she said. "It was just my opportunity to come out, and I took it."
Still Going Strong
"Bobby Jones Gospel" has been a prominent part of BET's programming lineup since the network premiered in 1980.
Now, three decades later, it's still going strong. It has contributed to the success of the network and launched the careers of hundreds of gospel music recording artists, like pastor and singer Marvin Sapp.
"Dr. Jones' show has been the outlet for every major artist over the last almost 30 years," Sapp explained.
"When I started in the group Commissioned in 1990, my first national performance from a television standpoint, was 'Bobby Jones Gospel.'"
Grammy Award winner Erica Campbell of the singing duo Mary Mary told CBN News that as a child she always dreamed about sharing the stage with the gospel legend.
"When I think of Dr. Jones I think of being a little girl sitting in front of the TV on Sundays waiting for an opportunity to just be on his show," Campbell recalled.
Now she calls him a friend and appreciates his openness to showcase different musical styles, like gospel jazz or rap.
"Most times you don't get that," she explained. "If it's one show, you get one type of music. You get what the host likes and that's about it. But he's not that way."
Singer James Fortune, who describes himself as a product of Jones' legacy, says "Bobby Jones Gospel" is more than a show; it's Jones' ministry.
"He's selfless; it's not all about him," Fortune told CBN News. "He's not just concerned about Dr. Bobby Jones making it, but he understands there are kingdom principles - that we're all doing this together for the kingdom of God."
Jones, who celebrated his 75th birthday in September, says he has no plans of slowing down any time soon.
"Well, you know I do this for Jesus," he explained. "So why stop? I will when I have to, but if I don't have to, as long as it's the Lord's will here I go.