When people teach publicly, it is right to call them out publicly and comment publicly, whether in support or rebuke. Recently, I stomached a few minutes of some of the most sickening “Gospel for Money” I’ve ever heard. I’m not sure who needs rebuked more: the guy teaching it, the people broadcasting it or the people greedily soaking it up.
Steve Munsey is false teacher selling the Gospel for money (and a HORRIBLE Bible teacher, if it’s even possible to attach his name to those words). I’ve been watching some of his “teaching” on the mostly embarrassing “GodTV”… I’m jotting down his actual points as I listen:
- God instituted Pentecost for people who need financial breakthrough (what an insult to the true reason for Pentecost).
- He’s now seeing “in his spirit” that God is calling someone to give a million dollars… and now God’s telling him that that next 120 who give God has especially said they will get a financial reward… all while his two guest hosts are babbling in supposed tongues despite the Biblical command that tongues be interpreted for the edification of all (if you believe they are still in operation).
- Now they are talking about their special sacrifice of money on Mount Moriah that directed them to do. Now he’s promising that God is promising an extra special blessing for the next few givers. “Get on the phone, get on the phone, get on the phone… do it now, don’t wait, God is calling” (as emotional piano music and tongues fill the background).
Do you know the real problem with all this shameful “money changing” and begging is? The real problem is the millions of gullible, Biblically illiterate and materialistic Christians who respond by sending money waiting for their financial reward from God as if He were some sort of cosmic genie who has no choice but to respond to the “spiritual laws” we are manipulating for our own benefit.
Question for all the money beggars on the primarily false teaching channels (GodTV, TBN, etc): if God promises great reward for the financial sacrifice of faith, why don’t all of your ministries simply give away all their money instead of the 24/7 begging and butchering Scripture to manipulate milk-drinking Christians into sending in their “seed faith” money to you? How come it supposed to work for those who GIVE TO YOU but not for you giving it all away? Sounds like you’ve been consulting with Congress.
Let’s name names folks. Time to quit pussyfooting around about those who constantly deliver false teaching and begging about money: Mike Murdoch, Steve Muncy, Todd Bentley, Marilyn Hickey, Benny Hinn, TBN, Paul Crouch, John Avanzini, Paula White, Jesse Duplantis, Juanita Bynum, Ken Copeland & Mr. Money Cometh Leroy Thompson, Creflo Dollar and on and on. Then you have the next level down of copycats fleecing regional areas or local churches.
But again I must say: if there weren’t plenty of greedy people available for fleecing, these folks would be out the business (and it IS a business, that’s a fact).
- Now on the so-called “God TV”, Munsey & Co. are wrapping up the beg session with more outrageous manipulation: “thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus, praise you Jesus” over and over and over and over and over with piano background music working up the emotion as they read off the pledges of money pouring in. They are saying “hurry, the sun is going down and God is only promising the blessing until the sun goes down.” Wow… what blatant lies and greed.
- Now they are promising God will bless the next givers by ending lawsuits, removing diseases (naming specific diseases which of course is even more manipulative), debt removed… but, Steve says, you must make a vow (of course that means give money) which he just confirmed by repeating over and over “get on the phone, get on the phone, get on the phone… IT’S PENTECOST!!!!! The sun is going down, hurry! You can only do this on PENTECOST!”
- Now God is telling him a “might rushing wind” (the Holy Spirit) is rushing across America and South America… “hurry, don’t miss it”….
2 Timothy 4:2-4, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”