Monday, November 09, 2020

Not My Relgion, Not my God, Not my Messiah

 As a Judeo-Christian/Messianic Jew, these people are deeply offensive to me. Non-believers and agnostics watch these kinds of antics and it makes them want no part of the Bible. How can "minsters" and "evangelicals" increase the flock by engaging in this sort of mocking, ridiculous behavior that, to me, borders on the demonic?

Watch Kenneth Copeland, revered by millions, as he rebukes President-Elect Biden's win with laughter:

Let's not forget the success he had destroying COVID-19 forever by blowing the Wind of God back in April of this year:

As a prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland has a net worth of around $300 million, and for somebody who talks about Jesus Christ as much as he does, I can't help but wonder how much thought he gives to Matthew 19:16-24.

Then we have Trump's personal spiritual adviser (who is on the White House payroll), another prosperity preacher named Paula White, praying for victory the day after the election. Please DO NOT miss the part when she starts "speaking in tongues" around the 50-second point. Strangely, during this prayer she calls for angels from Africa and South America to come HERE -- from the same places her boss (Trump, not the Lord) called "shit-hole countries" and warned us of migrants from these places coming in caravans to rape and murder Americans. Classic irony.

I wish I had a way to remind her what Paul says about speaking in tongues without an interpreter as related in 1 Corinthians 14:27-28. And let's never forget how she warns people what will happen if they don't send that check for $3,500 - $35,000 - or $100,000 --- "...your dream will die..." You'll find that at the 2:05 mark in the video below if it doesn't take you there automatically. 

The whole video about this taxpayer-sponsored member of Trump's White House staff is extremely enlightening. Prosperity preaching has worked well for her -- she owns a $3.5 million condo at Mar-a-Lago.

Judge not lest ye be judged, right? I'm willing to take that chance here. I'll take whatever's coming my way for the chance to call out charlatans like Kenneth Copeland and Paula White. These people make it very difficult for legitimate ministers to reach the hearts and minds and win the souls of those who don't know what it's like to understand the Blessing of God. Atheists and agnostics who watch the antics of Kenneth Copeland "destroying COVID-19 forever" may likely never be swayed, no matter how many good Christians they see out in the world feeding the poor and healing the sick and ministering the way people are taught to in the Holy Bible. In fact, true Christians might be taken in the other direction, either by assuming that frauds like Copeland actually do represent Jesus and turning away, or else by falling in line with such preaching and losing the real message.

These people don't represent anything to do with my religion. I worship the God of Abraham. I don't need to own a jet or a mansion to prove to anyone that God is Good. I can only keep trying to live up to the teachings of Jesus and Moses and the Prophets and the Apostles. No matter how much I fail at this, no matter how bad things get, I still know and will always know that God is Good. I wish my life could better reflect that, but I'd rather be the peasant that I am for the rest of my time on this planet than to have millions of dollars and act foolish in videos that cause potential Believers to doubt everything that is Holy.

1 comment:

Donna. W said...

Kenneth Copeland makes my skin crawl. Cliff's youngest sister and her husband go to a church in St. Louis associated with the Copelands. She was always bringing him up in conversions, quoting things he'd said. Finally I just told her, "I'm not a fan of his." Actually, I don't listen to any television preachers these days. I'll just listen to the two preachers at the churches I attend every Sunday; they may not be the greatest speakers, but their lives are right down here on a level with the rest of us earthlings. I know where they live, and it isn't in a mansion. The Baptist preacher even has a job at Walmart, because the tiny local congregation struggles to keep up repairs on their building, so he supplements his salary. That's the sort of preacher I admire.