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B3Nut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-20-07 09:53 AM
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10. It has hijacked a lot of American evangelicalism
even though most evangelical megachurches are what one might call "pentecostal-lite." I used to go to couple churches many years ago that were pretty heavily pentecostal, one was a Word-Faith (the Name-It-And-Claim-It prosperity gospel folks) and another was Pentecostal Church of God. Let me tell you, they're way out there. The real tragedy is the number of people drawn in and then hurt by their doctrines. People will "claim" healing or "claim" that new job or whatever and when they get sicker or don't "get blessed" the preachers tell them it's THEIR fault because THEY didn't have enough faith. Said preachers still want their tithe, of course. Oh, and that's a REAL biggie. You MUST give that 10%, and it MUST be on the GROSS, not the net take-home! Otherwise God won't "rebuke the devourer (ie-Satan)" (using their words) and "open the windows of heaven" (their words again, from the book of Malachi.) It's a racket. And these teachings are infecting more "mainstream" churches as well.

Sometimes I wish there was a Hell for these preachers...

Todd in Cheesecurdistan
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