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Christian Interests => Organized Religion and Religious Movements Discussions => Topic started by: Gracey on Sun Feb 17, 2013 - 10:38:14

Title: Give to this TV appeal and you will be healed....
Post by: Gracey on Sun Feb 17, 2013 - 10:38:14
...were the words I just heard, as I flicked through my TV channels.

I stopped to watch for a while and I was filled with such sadness, as the man on a pretty reputable TV broadcast, said that God had 'told' him that if people gave £213 in 2013, within 21 days, they would be healed, their financial situation would be turned around, their relationships rstored etc etc.

The woman stood beside him and then said that God had told her there were 'recording Angels' in Heaven.  These 'recording angels' existed to write down everything we gave.  She didn't say why or where that came from.

This stuff makes my blood boil.  It is so shockingly manipulative for people in desperate circumstances.  Many, many people watch these programmes out of sheer desperation and to my mind, it's nothing but heresy to suggest that giving a certain amount to a certain ministry, will ensure their healing.

I just cannot see any Biblical justification for this type of thinking or teaching.   
Title: Re: Give to this TV appeal and you will be healed....
Post by: MeMyself on Sun Feb 17, 2013 - 10:41:30
 ::frustrated::

SO not right!!!   ::frown::
Title: Re: Give to this TV appeal and you will be healed....
Post by: Carey on Sun Feb 17, 2013 - 11:13:47
Recording angels?

I am certain these events will indeed be noted above, but not in the way the purveyors of such deceit, the solicitors of such contributions would have us believe. 

 ::frown::
Title: Re: Give to this TV appeal and you will be healed....
Post by: chosenone on Sun Feb 17, 2013 - 13:12:56
Disgusting and appalling and totally unbiblical nonsense. I hate those sorts of lies and deceipt that manuipulate people to give. I feel sad that so many will fall for it out of desperation. Recording angels indeed, and even if they did exist, they would be recording all the lies and thefts of the tv evangelists.
Was that God TV Gracey?
Title: Re: Give to this TV appeal and you will be healed....
Post by: FireSword on Sun Feb 17, 2013 - 16:10:33
Disgusting and appalling and totally unbiblical nonsense. I hate those sorts of lies and deceipt that manuipulate people to give. I feel sad that so many will fall for it out of desperation. Recording angels indeed, and even if they did exist, they would be recording all the lies and thefts of the tv evangelists.
Was that God TV Gracey?


Godtv is one of the best christian channels. I don't understand though why these tv channels don't accept advertisments, instead of them asking for donations all the time.

Title: Re: Give to this TV appeal and you will be healed....
Post by: chosenone on Sun Feb 17, 2013 - 16:12:25
Disgusting and appalling and totally unbiblical nonsense. I hate those sorts of lies and deceipt that manuipulate people to give. I feel sad that so many will fall for it out of desperation. Recording angels indeed, and even if they did exist, they would be recording all the lies and thefts of the tv evangelists.
Was that God TV Gracey?


Godtv is one of the best christian channels. I don't understand though why these tv channels don't accept advertisments, instead of them asking for donations all the time.




 I dont know if it was them, but their methods of trying to raise money are appalling.
Title: Re: Give to this TV appeal and you will be healed....
Post by: FireSword on Sun Feb 17, 2013 - 16:33:10
Disgusting and appalling and totally unbiblical nonsense. I hate those sorts of lies and deceipt that manuipulate people to give. I feel sad that so many will fall for it out of desperation. Recording angels indeed, and even if they did exist, they would be recording all the lies and thefts of the tv evangelists.
Was that God TV Gracey?


Godtv is one of the best christian channels. I don't understand though why these tv channels don't accept advertisments, instead of them asking for donations all the time.




 I dont know if it was them, but their methods of trying to raise money are appalling.


The blame lies with tradditionalists. If these people had not labelled tv as being from the devil, tv would be in a much better position. People like Godtv are pionneers, the murmurers and complainers are just sour lemmings, who are outside of the kingdom of God.

Title: Re: Give to this TV appeal and you will be healed....
Post by: grams on Mon Feb 18, 2013 - 08:35:08
This world is really changing !

Now that I know the Lord !   I no longer watch or listen to other preachers.

At our church we are  using a lot of our money's to put TV shows on and give the gospel ! 
We are  not out to get money , but to help people understand salvation .

We do not belong to a religion.  We are just a Grace Church.
And I know were I am going !    And the way I feel at my age.
I want to go home !   The sooner the better !  :)
Title: Re: Give to this TV appeal and you will be healed....
Post by: Gracey on Sat Feb 23, 2013 - 05:12:12
People like Godtv are pionneers, the murmurers and complainers are just sour lemmings, who are outside of the kingdom of God.

I agree that the people behind God TV really were pioneers - when they started the channel years ago, there really wasn't anything like it.  I record some of their programmes and really enjoy them.   I don't like the 'theology' though behind some of the appeals - i.e 'Ring in with your prayer request, donate and 'sow a seed,' which to me, implies that you somehow have to pay to be prayed for.    It's an uncomfotable connection for me.