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Creflo Dollar’s Insane Jet Request.

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(ThyBlackMan.com) Recently World Changers Ministries where Creflo Dollar is Pastor released an infomercial and a request for “believers” to give a total of over $60 million dollars so they could buy a new Gulfstream Jet. Apparently the old jet has worn out and “Pastor needs a brand new jet”. So blow on the dice in the deceived hearts who will give towards it. Are you freakin kidding me? Here is a “tough” question. Which one is more stupid than the other one – the pastor and ministry believing they cannot effectively spread the Gospel without a new jet or thee people who send money so they can buy one? It’s a trick question because both actions are nonsense. Come on people, let’s think and not be gullible. In fact, in the next several paragraphs I am going to exam this whole issue and whether it is even godly or not.

Romans 16:18 King James Bible
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

The Bible warns against the leaven of the Pharisees (Matthew 16:6, 16:11-12, Mark 8:15, Luke 12:1). The Bible tells believers to be in the world but not of it. The God of the Bible tells the children of God not to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. That simply means we should not think like the world, act like the world or desire what the world wants. The Bible tells us to place our treasures in Heaven, not in a hangar at an airport terminal. There may be a mansion waiting with streets of gold in Heaven, but for now, Christ said he became poor that we might become rich – these riches being in spiritual things. Maybe Pastor Dollar could name the jet “spiritual things” and slip through on a technicality – no I don’t think so. And Dollar is completely ignoring what the Bible said about placing our treasures in Heaven, not on Earth (Matthew 6:20). He won’t call a 65 million dollar jet a treasure because that would make it too easy to spot a violation of scripture. So he will call it a tool of ministry, yeah that sounds better. But his request, his wasteful spending and attempt to use others shows a poor understanding and a misapplication of scripture – Pastor or not.

OVER TEN YEARS AGO IN ATLANTA I TOLD PASTOR DOLLAR ONE-ON-ONE THAT HE DID NOT UNDERSTAND GOD’S PROSPERITY AND BALANCE AS TAUGHT IN THE SCRIPTURES. This conversation took place over lunch on Old National Highway, about 3 miles from his church. I also had the same conversation with the then head of his New Members classes and one of his financial teachers wwho knew about as much about Christian finances as my shoe. But Dollar’s personal motivation to stay away from poverty and the corrupt unbalanced moneychanger mentors he has followed/emulated have now made his trip to the dark side all but complete. I remember when he was handing out flyers at West Georgia College. I also remember when he lived in the apartments off Campbelton Road with his wife and how much he hated poverty. This jet does not even scratch the surface regarding warped personal agendas. You have no idea. A great many articles are coming out about this but I AM ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE WRITING THE TRUTH WHO HAS SPOKEN TO DOLLAR DIRECTLY AND ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT OR RESTORE HIM FROM HIS MISGUIDED VIEWS AND INCORRECT INTERPRETATIONS OF SCRIPTURE (Galatians 6:1).

A private jet is not a necessity President Dollar – opps, I meant Pastor Dollar. And especially not while there are people at World Changers who need jobs, help with rent and help with their bills. Do they get a jet or can they take it on mission trips as well or can they even ride in it? If they don’t, (and I know they didn’t with the last jet), then the jet does not belong to the church nor the Kingdom – it belongs to Creflo Dollar. If the jet belongs to Creflo Dollar and he uses it exclusively, it is his dollars that should pay for it.

Christ, Elijah, Moses, Abraham and the 12 Apostles did so much with so little. It was the power of God through willing vessels that created the ripple effect of God’s message. It was not how fast Christ made it overseas in a jet. Then why do some ministries today think they need so much to help complete the mission? Today there are TV stations, internet, radio, satellite, cars, trucks and even first class seats on Delta. But that appears not to be enough for Pass-The Dollar, I mean Pastor Dollar, to effectively spread the Gospel. Christ is the blueprint for the church, His church. So I would ask Pastor Dollar what is wrong with the blueprint that you cannot do it the way He did? Are some pastors covertly Dollar Jetrewriting the Gospel and transforming Christ into a man who thinks like them?

What’s wrong with flying first class on a commercial airline and setting a humble example? A private jet has all kinds of expenses. Fuel just to take one trip across the country is more than many people make in a year. A pilot or co-pilot make six figures – thus the salary for the two of them could create middle class jobs for 7 people. Then there is maintenance, storage fees, insurance and alot of other expenses. All of that money could go towards the unpopular mission of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and sheltering the homeless. The hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on the jet or related to it could build battered women’s shelters and more job training centers. But I guess a jet is much more important so Creflo Dollar can avoid the awful human fate of waiting for a Delta flight to leave the airport. I guess Dollar is rewriting the manual (Bible) on outreach and replacing those “irritating” ideas of scripture like feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and sheltering the homeless. Just because someone says “Jesus“, that does not mean they are preaching and living the gospel. And what does the Bible say about those who do what Dollar is doing?

Romans 16:18 King James Bible
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

The idea that the Christian community / the church should finance and sponsor one pastor’s private jet over the other mandates and directives from God is not supported by the Bible. This is one man’s quest and not even a need. These are not even the desires of one’s heart, they are the desires of one’s flesh. Christ could spread the Word on foot but Pastor dollar cannot find a way without a jet? While Dollar (the appropriate name) gets richer, flamboyantly mismanages money that he is a steward over and spends millions that do not have to be spent, it sets a bad example. But sadly there are those who are deceived and they will send in money to this Profit. The Bible tells us to be careful of those who with smooth speech deceive the minds of the simple (Romans 16:18). But if unsuspecting naive suckers keep making excuses for Dollar and other pastors like this, Dollar and others will keep getting away with sticking their hand Christ’s treasury bag and stealing money just like Judas.

I don’t have time or space in this article to talk about false teachings and wolves in sheep’s clothing, but it is clear that we will know a spirit by its fruit (Matthew 7:16, 7:20). I am not saying Christians should walk around broke and destitute, but excess and waste with what belongs to Christ’s church is clearly not what Christ taught. It is another gospel and another Jesus being presented to you by Creflo Dollar.

Galatians 1:6-7 says (King James Bible)
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

II Corinthians 11:3-4 says (King James Bible)                                                                                                          

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

God has given us the power to get wealth to establish His kingdom by confirming His covenant, not the Dollar kingdom (Deut. 8:18). Yet hundreds of thousands of people are being deceived because they do not know enough about the Bible to see where Dollar is wrong. Others just want to have faith in him and they are swayed by his skillful use of words, excuses, reasoning and scripture. Therefore they will not even objectively check what he teaches in light of the scriptures. Once people want to believe a person, it is very hard to erase the indoctrination or brainwashing that holds them in bondage. I work with this type of deprogramming every week.

One thing is certain, flamboyant, extravagant, wasteful and deceptive practices to do what the world does are neither what Christ taught, nor how He lived, nor what He died for. It’s His church and the money of the Kingdom is not for misuse by Creflo Dollar. This is a wake -up call for the church to police its own and just like God brought down Eddie Long, exposing him for what he was, so shall the corrupt who cover mammon with a fake cloak of spirituality fall.

If you are a member of World Changers, i would tell you to correct your brother taken in a fall – but you won’t be able to. Pastor Dollar has gotten too powerful to be corrected by “mere mortals“. So I will suggest what I suggest to my clients who have been used and abused by ministers. Leave and fast before the false doctrine drags you and your checkbook down with it.

Staff Writer; Marque-Anthony



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5 Responses to “Creflo Dollar’s Insane Jet Request.”
  1. Papacool says:

    First of all we must realize that all men are human, with Christ being the exception to the rule. Can a person embrace Christ without affiliating with any organized religion? I say yes. However, other opinions may differ but God remains steadfast. In this point of time, we are witnessing the new slant being put on prosperity while mismanaging funds and not assisting the people in need properly. For example, the Book of Acts stated that people received as they needed. If the Church of today would set the example by the standard as stated, we would not have any homelessness, hunger, or the level of suffering that we are seeing today. The problem is that pastors have shunned away from sticking with the WORD, and are in the business of telling folks what they want to here. The apostles warned that others would preach gospels other than Jesus Christ and from such stay away from. All pastors have the freewill to say what they will, but in the end people will have to trust God in doing what is right. $60 million can go along way and could have been utilized to help pay the water bills of those folks in Detroit and elsewhere that are undergoing changes big time due to lack of funds to pay their bills. Juat because something is said does not make it right as we all know the power of being brainwashed and having words of the Bible misinterpreted. We have to learn how to pray and let God be the leader of our actions and wills. But no matter how many warnings are given, there will always be those that will lead the blind by hook or crook. This is so sad, peace out, Papacool.

  2. Marque-Anthony says:

    CJ the Bible says judgment must first begin at the house of God. I Corinthians 12 says we are accountable to each other as members of the same body. I John tells us to try the spirits to see if they are of God. It’s what Peter did before he stepped out of the boat. It’s what Thomas did when Christ returned at the resurrection. Too many people’s legitimate concerns (not gossip) have been silenced by that tired old argument that says “don’t judge”. That is a cop out excuses to let pastors go unchecked and with no accountability. Just like what happened with Eddie Long, there was a trail of molested male victims. And the church’s insurance company paid out money because the church knew and did nothing. WAKE UP!

    The Bible tells us how to try a spirit because we are to do it. Another gospel, wolves in sheep’s clothing, false teachers and false prophets are all addressed by the Bible. Stop sticking your head in the sand. Don’t assume a man is of God just because he says he is and a lot of people follow him. A total of 1/3 of the angels followed Lucifer, was he of God?

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    CJ the Bible does not say just let God fix our ministers. It says if one is taken in a fall, seek to restore him. If you read my article, you see that I tried that. You need to read your Bible much closer if you think Creflo Dollar teaches the Word of God. He doesn’t and I can prove it a hundred times over. Truth is truth and error and deception are just what they are. Study what the Bible says about rebukes as well. Correction is not just to be done by God alone. He judges but we echo and amplify HIS judgements, not our own.

  3. CJ says:

    Sometimes people of God spend too much time criticizing other men of God.
    I have been a Christian all my life and I really didn’t understand
    what Grace and Born Again really meant until I started listening to Pastor
    Dollar. I love him… Is he perfect? No….

    It says in the bible…if one is upset with a brother…go to the brother….or go to a few people in his church to take with you to talk to the brother…..
    Pastor Dollar is a man of God….he teaches the gospel.. of Jesus..
    He helps lots of people….He doesn’t focus on money….he does focus on
    Jesus and what he has already done for us….we just need to accept it…

    Sending love to Pastor Marque Anthony and Pastor Watkins…
    just leave Pastor Dollars weaknesses for God to fix….

  4. GC Ambrose says:

    I attended World Changers until a mature Pastor asked me “is the Gospel being
    taught there?”. I thought it was but learned it wasn’t. While at World Changers
    I did question why ” a man of God” needed a highly trained security force, to
    make sure he wasn’t touched by Church members and lose his “anointing”. I also questioned why a tithing member of World Changers had to go in front of the Church
    to ask for assistance. I guess the tithes collected were not used as part of a benevolent offering. I am glad that a real man of God started me to question what
    I was receiving at World Changers. I pray that current members grow to question Mr.Dollar and his teachings and that the gospel of get being taught is being shared out of ignorance of God’s truth.

  5. Realman2 says:

    Creflo Dollar = Big Pimpin.

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