Friday, August 1, 2008

Getting Rich with Ken

Check out this story on prosperity false teacher Kenneth Copeland. Copeland, one of the leaders of the heretical word-faith movement has grown fabulously wealthy by peddling his fasle doctrines to uninformed and uneducated masses. He has grown rich on the multiplied millions of crumbs sent in by his gullible audience.

"His ministry's 1,500-acre campus, behind an iron gate a half-hour drive from Fort Worth, is testament to his success. It includes a church, a private airstrip, a hangar for the ministry's $17.5 million jet and other aircraft, and a $6 million church-owned lakefront mansion."

But Ken isn't the only one getting rich. Click on the link above and read the entire story.

5 comments:

Lesli said...

Copeland's ways may be questionable, but there is still no evidence of wrong doing. As far as his family members in the business, how many companies and other ministries even are run similarly. It is not an uncommon practice to put family members into positions where trust is needed. It's interesting to me that since there has been some feedback in Copeland's favor across denominational lines, that this new line of attack has come out.

Todd Pruitt said...

lesli,

Men in ministry must be above reproach. Practices that smack of nepotism are not wise. Copeland's ways are beyond "questionable." His "ministry" is a cash cow. His doctrine is closer to eastern paganism than biblical Christianity. I am very suspicious of government intervention. However, since Copeland operates tax free then the government does have a responsiblility to see if his practices are in conformity to the law.

Caron said...

above reproach, amen, todd.

justin peters exposes a great deal of copeland's false teaching in his seminar: http://justinpeters.org and be sure to watch "demo."

he gave this seminar at my church and comes highly recommended by my pastor, dr. john macarthur...

Noel said...

Wow Caron, your pastor is Dr. John Macarthur?! Thats cool! BUT...not as cool as Todd Pruitt.

Todd Pruitt said...

Caron,

Noel is just trying to explain that Dr. MacArthur gets all his best sermons from me.

Is it even necessary for me to say, "Just kidding"?

I love John MacArthur. You are blessed to be a part of Grace Community.