While we regret the damage done to the cause of Christ and reputation of the church by Ted Haggard"s perverted sexual immorality, we feel a particular sense of compassion for his family and urge prayer for them.
by Sherry Neese
Most people may think that all that needs to be said has been said about the Haggard debacle.
Is there not valuable insight to be gained through hindsight?
This is the first installment of a 3 part report on the fall of Ted Haggard. I hope it is helpful and edifying.
by Jackie Alnor
[This is continuation of Part 1: The End Times at TBN]
Bible Prophecy -- Subject to Change
In the early days of TBN, the idea of an immanent Rapture set the tone of TBN eschatology (the study of last things). In fact, Paul and Jan Crouch would get excited any time world events signaled a warning that trouble was escalating in the Holy Land. They would bring on their regular end-times experts. Besides Hal Lindsey, there was Doug Clark, Charles Taylor, Dr. Steuart McBirnie, Chuck Smith and a host of other experts who would analyze current events to see where we were on the Armageddon clock. It was always about one minute to midnight, according to their estimates.
By William Lobdell and Stuart Pfeifer
October 23, 2006
At the recent premiere of "One Night With the King" in Westwood, movie producer Matthew Crouch took a few moments to offer thanks.
"You know what I feel like would be an awesome thing to do right now?" Crouch said during a live broadcast of the opening festivities on "Praise the Lord" on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. "To thank my sweet little mom and dad, Paul and Jan Crouch."
By Jackie Alnor
There"s been a long-running debate in the evangelical church over what policy should be followed in deciding whether or not to buy air-time on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) or any other "Christian" network that promotes the "Prosperity Gospel," which is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Should teachers who promote the true Gospel grace the set of the "Praise the Lord" program or any other show hosted by false teachers?
by Jackie Alnor
"Greed"Ã‚ " ” one of the seven deadly sins. The dictionary calls it: "An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth." :"(http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=greed)":
The last days' Church of Laodicea is marked as one full of greed and avarice. The church that Jesus is going to spew out of His mouth is rich in this world's goods. Jesus tells this church: " . . you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'-- and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked -- " (Rev. 3:17).
It's only been very recently that the accumulation of wealth has been interpreted as God's blessing on His people. One of the first preachers to popularize this notion in the 1960s was the Reverend Ike. :"(In the "letters to the editor" section of the January, 1999, issue of Charisma Magazine, Reverend Ike wrote in complaining of being villainized in an article written about a false prophet, Bernard Jordan. "My 'incessant financial appeals' are probably mid-range compared to the incessant financial appeals of every other church, minister, TV evangelists and those advertising products and events in Charisma.")": When he first burst on the scene he was immediately recognized as a religious phony. No Bible believing Christian took him seriously.
By Rev. Rob Schenck
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I have been a great admirer of Billy Graham for nearly 30 years. For 25 of those years, Dr. Graham was my role model in many ways as my ministry in preaching and evangelism developed. He set the gold standard for integrity, led the way in using technology to communicate the Gospel and stayed "on message," resisting trendy distractions by preaching only the simple Gospel for more than 60 years.
By Seth Hettena
A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted the head of a worldwide evangelical movement on charges of income tax evasion.
Morris Cerullo, president of Morris Cerullo World Evangelism, misstated his income by $550,000 between 1998 and 2000, according to the indictment. Cerullo was charged with three counts of filing false tax returns, each of which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $100,000 penalty.
Arrangements were being made for Cerullo's surrender, said Assistant U.S. Attorney George Hardy.
Exclusive: Ministry says questions about finance, structure are routine
The IRS is questioning televangelist Benny Hinn's organization about its operations and finances " “ issues that underlie its tax-exempt status as a church.
The inquiry into the flamboyant faith healer's ministry began a year ago, and the IRS has asked for dozens of detailed answers, according to documents provided to The Dallas Morning News by a watchdog group. The Trinity Foundation has investigated Mr. Hinn for more than a decade and condemns his leadership as autocratic and his lifestyle as lavish.
Costa Mesa-based Christian broadcaster will use reruns for its 'Praise-a-thon' after a sex allegation settlement was revealed last month.
Times Staff Writers
Trinity Broadcasting Network, a Christian television ministry shaken last month by allegations that its founder had engaged in a homosexual tryst, has dropped plans for its annual live fall telethon next week and instead will show 40 hours of reruns of previous "Praise-a-thons."
The twice-annual "Praise-a-thons" have been a fund-raising mainstay of the Orange County-based network since its birth 31 years ago and now brings in more than $90 million in pledges each fall and spring.