May 5, 2007

Paula White Trashes the Words of Paul and Empowers Greed.

by @ 6:49 pm. Filed under Nuts on Parade

So I saw a clip of Paula White on YouTube and I must say something about it here. Because this is a PRIME EXAMPLE of how prosperity doctrine, word of faith, pulpit pimps attempt to mix darkness and light to justify their agenda, greed!

So watch the clip and then I’ll offer my analysis. She’s basically giving her take on the apostle of Jesus Christ named Paul.

Paula White on Paul
If Men Could Roll in their Graves, Paul
Would be Causing an Earthquake Over This.
He’s Probably Screaming From Heaven That
This Misrepresents His Work in the Ministry.

First of all, Paul wrote and would probably say to Mrs. Paula White, that he gave guidelines via God on who should run a church and it didn’t include her.

Titus 1:5-11 (New King James Version)

5) For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you?

6) if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination.

7) For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,

8) but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled,

9) holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.

10) For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

11) whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.

Paul operating in the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ to glorify God, asked for the blameless HUSBANDS of one wife to be elders and bishops, not the wives. He said bishops/elders should not be self-willed, but Mrs. White speaks of what she thinks that she can do (I’ll detail later). Paul said someone running a church should not be greedy for money, while White’s ministry is all about earthly wealth. She’s the one peddling earthly favor with God. She does not express sound doctrine. She is a deceiver, teaching things she should not teach for dishonest gain and her mouth must be stopped, as Paul noted. This post will help to shut down some of the lies from her mouth, by revealing the truth!

Unlike Paula, PAUL never peddled the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:17 (New King James Version)

17) For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

Paula claims that PAUL is “boring”. I’ve heard many people claim that they can’t preach like Paul, but Mrs. White is basically claiming that Paul can’t preach like her. (Thank God Paul never preached like Paula.) Paul always spoke rather humbly of himself, unlike Paula.

Paula says that Paul preached for “24 hours” and a man feel asleep from boredom and died falling out of a window, then Paul was able to through the power of the Holy Spirit raise the man back up to life. Here is what the scripture says.

Acts 20:7-12 (New King James Version)

7) Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.

8) There were many lamps in the upper room where they were gathered together.

9) And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead.

10) But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, ?Do not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him.?

11) Now when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long while, even till daybreak, he departed.

12) And they brought the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted.

The scripture does not say that Paul preached “24 hours”, but that he preached until midnight. True a man fell, died and Paul was able to work a miracle from God through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and raise the man up from the dead. I see this as an example of God being gloried and Paul laboring hard in the Gospel, not him being “boring”. The scripture notes that the man was overcome with sleep, but does not attribute this to Paul being “boring”.

Of what Paula claimed was 24 hours of preaching from Paul, which was really until midnight, she says:

Anybody who can’t say it in 30 minutes can’t preach well.

This is the view of a person who feels the Gospel should be delivered via microwave oven!

While on one hand she tells some truth and offers some complements, she also fuses in lies and twists scripture. And she only gets worse as she goes.

She claims we need the “power” of God rather than to be “preached” to more and more conferences. While she only offers half baked preaching and takes part in conferences. (More about her and conferences later in this post.) She does not even know HOW to grow in the Spirit. Spiritual growth does not come via her hooping sessions, where she postures around and claims she’s “about to preach up in here”. She does not recommend people continually read the scriptures, to learn more and check her statements as the people of Berea did with Paul in Acts 17:10-12 and she does not mention that these things come via fasting and prayer, as Jesus says in Matthew 17:14-21. Of course the disciples were getting The Word direct from the The Word, who is Jesus. We need to continually read the scriptures, study and be led by the Holy Spirit.

I thought it was interesting how she mentioned II Corinthians 4:7, but when speaking of that scripture, she failed to mentioned the portion that says “and not of us”. It was as if she was speaking of how she’s got a treasure to “show forth the excellency of the power of God”, but fails to show the humbleness of Paul, by failing to include that it’s not about her. And when you realize how twisted she in with scripture, you notice she’s got no power at all. The most POOOOWWWER she has is to scream the word “POOOOWWWER”, while contorting her arms in various positions.

Paula claims that Paul told her in Galatians 3:13, that she’s getting the Blessing of Abraham and that to her means God’s gonna make you rich, the head and not the tail, bless people who bless you and mess with people who mess with you. But when we read that scripture, we see a totally different message.

Galatians 3:13-14 (New King James Version)

13) Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ?Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree?),

14) that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Notice it is a promise of the Spirit through faith, not a promise of earthly wealth. The promise for we who accept Christ is forgiveness of our sins and eternal life, to join with God in Heaven. Not to be like Donald Trump. (And you’ll see why I mention Trump later.) Jesus never promises us earthly wealth, but riches in Heaven. The Jesus that Paul spoke of said:

Matthew 6:19-21 (New King James Version)

19) ?Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;

20) but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

21) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

While the Jesus and Paul that Paula White speaks of talk about earthly gain. This is why the prosperity doctrine spins to total heresy. It speaks of another Jesus and a totally different promise from a covenant with rewards that were never promised. Hebrews 8 notes that the new covenant has better promises and Jesus says it’s about heavenly treasures. This is why the new covenant is better, but Paula White wishes to claim the earthly spoils of the old covenant.

As with all Word of Faith heresy speakers, she totally trashes Romans 4:17 and says “calling into existence things that are not” applies to HER!!! But let’s read the scripture for ourselves.

Romans 4:17 (New King James Version)

17) (as it is written, ?I have made you a father of many nations?) in the presence of Him whom he believed?God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Notice it is GOD who calls things into existence, we are never given such a promise. This scripture is fully abused in the Word of Faith/Prosperity movement. Notice, they are attempting to place themselves on a godlike level. Again, they are speaking of another who is not my Jesus, because they claim things my Jesus never promised to man.

So of course when she speaks of Ephesians 3:20, she’s thinking of earthly gain. Sure she’ll take riches in Heaven too and anyplace else she thinks she can get them, but she’s focused on an earth based system of gain and she claims a covenant that is not the true new covenant, that was established with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because Jesus Christ and his apostles never promised her what she’s telling everyone they will get. She is a false teacher.

Now, given Paula White is all about earthly gain, you should not be surprised that she’s a featured speaker as a pastor at a Real Estate seminar that will feature people like Donald Trump. Her session at the seminar is titled “Why God Wants You To Be Rich with Paula White”. She’s not spreading the message of Jesus Christ. She’s spreading a message of earthly gain and hoping to empower money changers to earn more money.

It is so ironic that she mentions:

Romans 12:1-2 (New King James Version)

1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

When she is totally conformed to this world. And imagine if she went a verse further:

Romans 12:3 (New King James Version)

3) For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

Christians are being mistaught. Heathens are being taught a Jesus different from the one who warned the rich in Luke 6:24. And plenty of people, even heathens speak well of Paula White, something else Jesus warned about in Luke 6:26.

3 Responses to “Paula White Trashes the Words of Paul and Empowers Greed.”

  1. GaryV Says:

    That’s either a really BAD impression of a Christian, or a really GOOD impression of Rod Parsley……..who is a really BAD impression of a Christian.

    Now I’ve gone and confused myself………:lol:

  2. phillyflash Says:

    Great article IC! I’ve begun writing about this viper on my site. This charasmatic cutie needs to be stopped!


  3. maryk Says:

    ohh my,
    Where does she get off saying she is a better preacher than the Apostle Paul? I used to like Paula way back but I think she is now certifiable. What an apostate. Oh may God bring conviction to her conscience before it’s too late. Paula, Paula, Paula, have shame. You have departed from the faith.

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