Whose telling you that bling-bling, loot, coin, phat homes, 24’s and God go together? The Apostle Paul reminds the believers at Corinth that neither he nor his fellow laborers in Christ tried to make a gain from them. Paul didn’t try to get their money. Preachers are not supposed to be greedy. 1st Timothy 3:1-3 plainly teaches that if a man wants to be a Bishop (pastor) over people, then he should not be greedy of filthy lucre. The Health, wealth, and prosperity Gospel propagated by these imposters of the Trinity Broadcasting Network and false prophets only brings disgrace and hatred to the cause of Christ.
“Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you? I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?” —2nd Corinthians 12:17-18
TD Jakes has been called America’s best preacher and he’s been featured on the cover of TIME magazine. Jakes and his congregation refer to his wife Serita as “the first lady,” and they live in a $1.7 million mansion on Dallas’s scenic White Rock Lake next to a building once owned by oil magnate H.L. Hunt. As Time magazine explained a few weeks ago, “He flies on charter planes or in first-class seats, sups with a coterie in a room known as ‘the king’s table,’ sports a large diamond ring and dresses like the multimillionaire he is.”
“Jakes is completely ecumenical. He often speaks at Promise Keepers and other ecumenical forums. He supports heretics like Robert Schuller. Jakes himself has a background in the Jesus-only doctrine that denies the Trinity. Recently Dr. Norman Geisler charged Jake with promoting the “old, old heresy” of modalism which denies the doctrine of the Trinity (Calvary Contender, August 15, 2001).
Jakes appears with and supports the most radical of the Charismatics today, including Paul and Jan Crouch and the Trinity Broadcasting Network. This is the network that is helped popularize such unscriptural practices and phenomena as hysterical laughing, spirit slaying, healing in the atonement, and evangelical Catholicism. In August 1995, Jakes appeared at Oral Roberts University with a lineup of some of the biggest names in the Word-faith movement, including R.W. Schambach, Lester Sumrall, and T.L. Osborn. One of Jakes’ fellow speakers at that conference was Rodney Howard-Browne, who blasphemously calls himself the “Holy Ghost bartender” because of the strange drunkenness that has manifested during his meetings.
Jakes himself believes in the prosperity gospel. Like many of the Trinity Broadcasting Network preachers, Jakes falsely claims that Jesus was rich and that God wants us to be rich, too.
Greedy and crooked sinister ministers are getting rich abusing the name of Christ.
Jesus never intended for the church to be a money machine or a den for thieves.
The Apostle Paul was trying to help people, not take their money, which is clear from 2nd Corinthians 12:17-18.