THE MESSAGE OF "GOD TV" IN EUROPE

From the Belfast Berean News

 

Th e Real Message and Motivation
Behind the 'God' Christian TV Channel Europe!


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - MONEY

On the'god' Christian Channel Europe the teachers who appear claim they are not "lovers of money", but why is it that most of the time they are talking about money, and how you can get money! The Scriptures warn about such teachers who will creep into the 'church' in the latter times.

The Apostle Paul warns... "In the last days....men shall be...covetous [literally, lovers of money],....having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away" (2 Tim. 3:1-5)

The Apostle Paul warns... "If any man teach otherwise and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings. Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drowned men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows."(1 Tim. 6:5-10).

Brian Houston "Money.....You'll learn why you need more money....You'll learn how to get more money....You'll learn to become a money magnet...."

Creflo Dollar "I am telling you, money is trying to get into your hands right now even as I speak....but you don't think it is a part of God's recovery. You don't think it is a spiritual thing. Somebody said, "oh I did not come here to hear about money, I came here because I need some peace",....you need some money or you will never know no peace....its about money."

Frederick K.C. Price "The whole point is I'm trying to get you to see--to get you out of this malaise of thinking that Jesus and the disciples were poor and then relating that to you- thinking that you, as a child of God, have to follow Jesus. The Bible says that He has left us an example that we should follow His steps. That's the reason why I drive a Rolls Royce. I'm following Jesus' steps."

John Avanzini "Jesus was handling big money because that treasurer He had was a thief. Now you can't tell me that a ministry with a treasurer that's a thief can operate on a few pennies. It took big money to operate that ministry because Judas was stealing out of that bag."

John Avanzini "John 19 tells us that Jesus wore designer clothes. Well, what else you gonna call it? Designer clothes--that's blasphemy. No, that's what we call them today. I mean, you didn't get the stuff He wore off the rack. It wasn't a one-size-fits-all deal. No, this was custom stuff. It was the kind of a garment that kings and rich merchants wore. Kings and rich merchants wore that garment."

Kenneth Copeland even encourages believers to pull a imaginary level and cry three times "money come up to me now!"

Is there really one passage in the New Testament were Jesus Christ or his Apostles taught their disciples how to get more money or how to become money magnets? Yet many faith teachers like Kennerh Copleland, Brian Houston, Creflo Dollar and John Bevere make the strange claim that Jesus Christ spent most of his ministry talking about money and how to get money!

The truth however is Jesus Christ taught the very opposite. [Luke 12:33-34, Matthew 6:19-21, Matthew 19:23, Matthew 8:20]

Why did Peter in Acts 3:6 state to the crippled man "Silver and Gold have I none!"?

Why did Paul write "Even until this present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place" [1 Cor 4:11]?

Again Paul tells us "For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or wether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is steadfast. knowing that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of consolation. For we would not, brethren, have ye ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life. But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead. Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver; in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;" [2 Cor 1:5-11]

Paul writes again "But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things that I may win Christ......That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death." [Phil 3:7-10]

Paul writes again "Not that I speak in respect of want for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know how to abound every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." [Phil 4:11-13]

Often when at a church meeting you would hear a testimony of how someone came to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. However on the Christian Channel Europe we have a different kind of testimony! Yes, amazingly we have testimony's given of how one got money, and how their going to get more money! The wonderful Salvation passage of Romans 10:9-10 is perverted by Creflo Dollar who claims it is not really talking about Salvation as we would all like to think! No thats not what it says; and he then tells us what it is really all about! What does it really mean? ....getting prosperity, houses, cars ..etc. Creflo Dollar turns Salvation into accumulation.


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - FALSE FAITH

On the 'god' Christian Channel Europe a false concept of faith is often taught! Faith is a force, and words are the containers of the 'force', and through the power of words one can create their own reality! According to Kenneth Copeland faith is a force that both man and God use. God used this force called faith, which is invisible and spiritual to create the world. Copeland claims "I have the same faith in me that God used to create this planet." So faith is a force, words are the containers of the force, and through the power of words man can create his own reality.

Charles Capps : "Faith is the substance, the raw material....Faith is the substance that God used to create the universe, and He transported that Faith with His words....Faith is the substance of things, but you can't see faith. Faith is a spiritual force."

Taffi Dollar writes "When God spoke the worlds into existence, the power of the Word manifested what he had spoken. God made everythng with his mouth. This is precisely how we can frame our world. We can speak the Word over our situation until we can see what we have said.... Therefore, we have the power and authority to speak our worlds into existence as He did....our words frame our world....Whatever you say with your mouth is what you are going to frame."

Kenneth Copeland : "Faith is a power force. It is a tangible force. It is a conductive force."

Charles Capps : "He framed the world with His words. You can't build without substance. He took words--faith-Filled words were God's substance. Here, essentially, is what God did. God filled His words with faith. He used His words as containers to hold His faith and contain that spiritual force and transport it out there into the vast darkness by saying 'Light be!' That's the way God transported His faith causing creation and transformation."

Charles Capps "God filled His words with faith to cause the things He said to come into manifestation. There was an image inside Him. He expressed it in words."

The truth is however that God is God he does not use faith, he does not activate faith because He is God! God is the object of faith! Our trust should be in the Almighty God and this trust comes by reading & obeying His Word! Jesus Christ taught "Have Faith in God" Mark 11:22, 'Faith' teachers twist this around and say it really means 'Have the faith of God'.

Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar among others teach that whatever they say goes, because they are "little gods", and because Jesus Christ is the apostle & high priest of his words! Man is a little god who speaks things and they come to pass! Kenneth Copeland even believes he is equal with God. "Let this mind be in Kenneth Copeland, Oh my goodness, Ah! that thinks its not robbery to be called equal with God."


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - YE ARE GODS

Rory Alec "This represents the fact that Jesus, when you partake of this, this represents that his blood has wash you clean of all sin. And therefore you are gods, you have been purchased by the blood of Jesus."

Kenneth E. Hagin "Originally, God made the earth and the fullness thereof, giving Adam dominion over all the works of His hands. In other words, Adam was the god of this world."

Paul Crouch, speaking to Kenneth Copeland, said "Somebody said--I don't know who said it--but they claim that you Faith teachers declare that we are gods. You're a god. I'm a god. Small 'g' now, but we are the gods of this world. . . . Well, are you a god--small 'g'?" To this, Jan Crouch, referring to Copeland, enthusiastically exclaimed: "He's gonna say, 'Yes.' I love it."

Paul Crouch "He [God] doesn't even draw a distinction between Himself and us. . . . You know what else that's settled, then, tonight? This hue and cry and controversy that has been spawned by the Devil to try and bring dissension within the body of Christ that we are gods. I am a little god! . . . I have His name. I'm one with Him. I'm in covenant relation. i am a little god! Critics, be gone!"

Kenneth Copeland and Paul Crouch "Man was created in the God class....We are a class of gods....God Himself spawned us from His innermost being."

Kenneth Copeland "God spoke Adam into existence in authority with words....These words struck Adam's body in the face. His body and God were exactly the same size."

Kenneth Copeland "God's reason for creating Adam was His desire to reproduce Himself. I mean a reproduction of Himself, and in the Garden of Eden He did just that. He was not a little like God. He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate to God even. . . . Adam is as much like God as you could get, just the same as Jesus. . . . Adam, in the Garden of Eden, was God manifested in the flesh"

Kenneth Copeland "Adam was made in the image of God. He was as much female as he was male. He was exactly like God. Then God separated him and removed the female part. Woman means 'man with the womb.' Eve had as much authority as Adam did as long as they stayed together"

Charles Capps "We were created to be gods over the earth, but remember to spell it with a little "g"."

Benny Hinn "When you say, 'I am a Christian, you are saying, 'I am mashiach' in the Hebrew. I am a little messiah walking on earth, in other words That is a shocking revelation.... May I say it like this? You are a little god on earth running around."

Kenneth E. Hagin "Every man who has been born again is an incarnation and Christianity is a miracle. The believer is as much an incarnation as was Jesus of Nazareth."

The lie of Satan in Genesis 3:5 has been repacked and resold by faith teachers 'ye shall be as gods'. It was a lie then, and it is still a lie today!

The only true and living God says "I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God....Is their a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any." [Isa 44:6-8] and again "I am the Lord, and their is none else, there is no God beside me....I am the Lord, and their is none else....and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God and their is none else" [Isa 45:1-22] and again "Remember the former things of old: for I am God; and there is none else; I am God and there is none like me;" [Isa 46:9]

According to the faith teachers we are not to say "Lord thy will be done", instead according to Creflo Dollar, Jesus Christ is the High Priest and apostle of our confessions, and He wants to obey our confessions! We are to command him to make us rich, Jesus is ready and willing to obey our commands! We just have to say it and to speak it just like the lady in the 'testimoney' above, and it will come to pass! Because Jesus is obliged to obey our confessions! [Hebrews 3:1] is used to support this false teaching of Jesus having to obey our commands! The context of the passage in Hebrews 3 shows that Jesus Christ is Superior to Moses, and yes that Jesus Christ is the Apostle and High Priest of our profession! However our profession of faith is in Jesus Christ and his Finished work! This passage does not teach in any way that Jesus Christ obeys our commands! The Scriptures clearly teach that we as Christians obey Jesus Christ and keep his commands! Faith teachers have it the wrong way round, but sadly it get worse!

Kenneth Copeland "As a believer, you have a right to make commands in the name of Jesus. Each time you stand on the Word, you are commanding God to a certain extent because it is His Word."


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - YOU ARE THE PROPHET OF YOUR OWN LIFE

Kenneth Copeland like Creflo Dollar teaches that God is no longer in charge of your life it is you! You are the prophet of your own life "...You are right now were you said you would be..." Your words in your life decide your future! Now it is official God is no longer in charge of your life the facts are you are and acoording to Copeland this is the way God ordained it to be. Creflo Dollar explains to his followers how Jesus Christ is the 'apostle and high priest of our confession' and demonstrates how this all works, and of course money is at the centre of this teaching and Jesus Christ really has no choice in this matter as Dollar states "Jesus is obliged to obey our confessions!"


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - WE DO NOT PRAY GOD�S WILL

Frederick K.C. Price "When I first got saved they didn't tell me 1 could do anything. What they told me to do was that whenever I prayed I should always say, 'The will of the Lord be done.' Now, doesn't that sound humble? It does. Sounds like humility, it's really stupidity. I mean, you know, really, we insult God. I mean, we really do insult our Heavenly Father. We do; we really insult Him without even realizing it. If you have to say, 'If it be thy will' or 'Thy will be done'--if you have to say that, then you're calling God a fool because He's the One that told us to ask. . . . If God's gonna give me what He wants me to have, then it doesn't matter what I ask. I'm only gonna get what God wants me to have. So that's an insult to God's intelligence."

Paul Crouch says "We do not even have to pray God's will" its whatever we say that goes! Jesus must wait until we say it, and it is that spoken word that we speak! Crouch states "speak that thing, decree that thing and it shall come to pass..... You got to say it, you got to speak it, you got to decree it, you decree the think you pay your vow and He [Jesus] brings it to pass"


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - FALSE JESUS

The apostle Paul warns "I earnestly wish ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." [2 Cor 11:1-4]

The Christian Channel Europe through many of its preachers demote the Lord Jesus Christ to a Spirit filled man, who never claimed to be God, [Romans 1:21-23] and who could of sinned!

Kenneth Copeland (through whom Jesus allegedly delivered the following prophecy) "They crucified Me [Jesus] for claiming that I was God. But I didn't claim I was God; I just claimed I walked with Him [the Father] and that He was in Me."

Benny Hinn teaches that if it was not for the Holy Spirit Jesus Christ would of sinned! Benny Hinn also teaches that without the Holy Spirit Jesus did not have the power to rise again from the dead! Sadly Hinn like others on 'god' channel, overlook the clear fact that Jesus Christ is God, and did claim to be God! [John 9:56-59; John 10:30-33] Jesus Christ said "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself, I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father."

As it is written of Jesus Christ "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the word of life (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and testify, and show to you that eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;) That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.And these things we write to you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."

So the truth is that Jesus Christ could never of sinned as He is God! Yes he was tempted, but the tempetition had no effect on Him as He cannot sin BECAUSE HE IS GOD!


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - FALSE GOSPEL

The gospel of Jesus Christ and him crucified is rejected and replaced. Jesus Christ did not pay the debt of sin on the cross! It was not the physical death of Jesus Christ on the cross that paid the price for sin, and when Christ cried "it is finished", it was not finished. What is taught is that Jesus Christ was dragged into hell by Satan and there he suffered the punishment for three horrible days and nights and His emaciated, poured out, little, wormy spirit was born again. Every demon in hell tortured Him beyond anything that anybody has ever conceived. For three days He suffered everything there is to suffer in Hell, however Satan didn't realize that he took Jesus illegally because He did not sin. Satan though he had Jesus destroyed, but God started talking and Jesus Christ's emaciated, poured out, little, wormy spirit was born again. Jesus Christ therefore became the first born again man.

Kenneth Copeland "It wasn't the physical death on the cross that paid the price for sin...... anybody could do that....Every prophet that walked the face of the earth under the Abrahamic covenant could have paid the price if it were a physical death only"

Frederick K.C. Price "Do you think that the punishment for our sin was to die on a cross? If that were the case, the two thieves could have paid your price. No, the punishment was to go into hell itself and to serve time in hell separated from God. . . . Satan and all the demons of hell thought that they had Him bound. And they threw a net over Jesus and they dragged Him down to the very pit of hell itself to serve our sentence."

Kenneth Copeland "Every demon in hell....tortured Him beyond anything that anybody has ever conceived. For three days He suffered everything there is to suffer. Some people don't want to believe that. They want to believe that after his death, Jesus just stayed in the upper region of Sheol that the Bible calls paradise - where the saints waited for redemption. But they're mistaken! If He had simply stayed there, there would have been no price for sin. What then would have been the use of shedding His precious blood?"

Kenneth Copeland "He [Jesus] is suffering all that there is to suffer. There is no suffering left apart from Him. His emaciated, poured out, little, wormy spirit is down in the bottom of that thing [hell]. And the Devil thinks he's got Him destroyed."

Kenneth Copeland "That Word of the living God went down into that pit of destruction and charged the spirit of Jesus with resurrection power! Suddenly His twisted, death-wracked spirit began to fill out and come back to life. He began to look like something the devil had never seen before."

Joyce Meyers "God rose up from His throne and said to demon powers tormenting the sinless Son of God, �Let Him go.� Then the resurrection power of Almighty God went through hell and filled Jesus ... He was resurrected from the dead the first born-again man"

Joyce Meyers "There is no hope of anyone going to heaven unless they believe this truth I am presenting. You cannot go to heaven unless you believe with all your heart that Jesus took your place in hell"

Kenneth Copeland "I can't understand Christians that refuse to believe that Jesus went to hell. I want to tell you something, if he didn't go your going to have to."

Kenneth Copeland "Its Staggering to consider just how much it cost Jesus to buy us back from sin. He went all the way to Hell and back to pay the price of it all"


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - THREATS

Threats are issued to those that would dare question the teachings above. However Jesus Christ & His apostles warn throughout the whole of the New Testement for Christians to be on their guard and to "prove all things; holding fast to that which is good..to test the spirits to see if they are from God...to beware because many false prophets are gone out into the world..to beware as in the last days many false prophets will come claiming to be "anointed" and will decieve many...Wolfs in sheeps clothing"

Those on the 'god' channel do not like those who do what God commands and check their teachings against the Word of God. Threats such as "God will shoot you if I don�t", "Your Children will suffer", "You will drop dead in your pulpit�, "I wish God would give me a Holy Ghost machine Gun and I blow your head off"

They do not like their teachings being questioned! Threats and warings are issued such as "touch not the Lord's Anointing" and "Judge not lest ye be Judge!" Often [CCE] teachers will quote...

"Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm." (1 Chron 16:22)

"Judge not lest ye be judged" [Matt 7:1]

"Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth: and he shall be held up: for God is able to make him stand." [Romans 14:4]

These verses have been clearly lifted out of their context. The first saying is from King David who could of killed Saul but he said "I will not lift up my hand against the Lord's Anointed" We are not to do any physical harm to the Lord�s chosen, but this did not stop David from rebuking Saul and for pointing out his sin before God!

We as Christians are not to judge people as hypocrites, or are we too judge according to appearance but we are to "judge righteous judgment." [John 7:24] Their is a righteous judgement, and this is the judgement that we as believers are to judge by!

The final quote from Romans is ALSO OUT OF CONTEXT and is about judging one in meat and drink and reguarding Holy days! Death threats are also issued to those who would dare question what they were doing was from God! It is written in Scripture "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you;" [Matthew 5:44]


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - FALSE PROPHETS

Jesus Christ warned that many false prophets would arise deceiving many! Rory Alec a co-founder of 'god' channel has made a number of prophecys on television of which one has clearly failed which proves he is a false prophet! Rory Alec a co-founder joined the false prophets hall of fame in proclaiming on a Christmas 1996 'Good Morning Europe' telecast that prophetically speaking [CCE] was going to go from 7 hours a day to 24 hours a day carrying 5 languages in 1997. This was clearly not Rory Alec's will but God the Father's will!

THIS PROPHECY DID NOT COME TO PASS!

Rory's error was in proclaiming on a Christmas 1996 'Good Morning Europe' telecast [rather excitedly], that prophetically speaking [CCE]' was going to go from 7 hours a day to 24 hours a day carrying 5 languages in 1997. This was not Rory Alec's will but 'God the Father's will' and that it would happen. This prophecy has totally and utterly failed! In fact CCE had gone from broadcasting 7 hours a day to only 6 hours per day before they went 24 hours a day in mid 1999. In the OT God commanded that such prophets should be put to death! [Deut 13:1-5; Deut 18:20-23] The 'god' of the Christian Channel Europe is therefore not the God of Scripture who in fact proves his existence and vindicates His word by telling through His prophets, what will happen in the future and watches over history to make sure that it does. [Isaiah 42:8-9, 42:9-10, 48:5]


$ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ £ $ - FALSE ECUMENISM

'GOD TV' is a bridge back to Rome. The Pope is often praised as a great man of God on the 'god' channel and doctrinal issues are often played down. Rory Alec proclaims it does not matter wether you believe the wine is actually the body and blood of Christ or not.. Tell that to the thousands of people who were burned at the stake for saying that it did, and that the wine and bread were only symbols!

Our prayer is that those that use & support the 'god' channel, would repent and forsake these false teachers and turn to the true God of Scripture! We pray this from our heart!

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