Practitioner of the false prosperity doctrine Frederick K.C. Price is all upset. Apparently a video clip of him bragging about 7 cars, a yacht and more is not him talking about his possessions, but just a part of one of his twisted messages. Where basically he was saying a person with all that is not doing well if they have problems at home like their wife engaging in adultery. Given his sermons are loaded with Christless Christianity, he never mentions Jesus in his explanation of the statements, but watch for yourself below.
So if the guy with the 7 cars and all had a happy wife and kids not on dope, would it all be good? That’s what Price implies in what is called “the truth”. The truth is that the material possessions do not matter at all, period. What matters is having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who told us to store up riches in Heaven, not earth.
Luke 12:29-34 (New King James Version)
Notice Jesus told His disciples to forsake earthly things. The things He said would be added were of an eternal nature. Money bags that never grow old, a treasure in Heaven. While on earth, here is how the apostles lived:
1 Corinthians 4:11 (New King James Version)
Now we can’t say it’s some new revelation that all Christians are supposed to be rich, when the apostles took the words pulpit pimps like Price twist with a totally different meaning. Their earthly lives prove Christianity is NOT about earthly prosperity.
While the apostles did not tell everyone to sell all they have in every case and even Jesus Christ didn’t tell everyone he met to sell all their possessions, they certainly never told anyone faith is about earthly gain. The idea is to focus on Heavenly rewards and not worry about earthly wealth.
Anyway, Price is all angry about the ABC story and responding like any industry mogul would, with a lawsuit, because Price represents the Religious Industry.
Preacher sues ’20/20,’ alleging defamation LA Times – 7/25/2007
Like I said, Pimps love Bentley. And any time they can have somebody give them one as a “gift” they really like that, because unlike the apostles that sold their possessions, a pulpit pimp retains the Bentley. Never mind selling that for the sake of the poor and being modest with the cars they drive.
How much does Fred Price make? They won’t tell!
The suit says Price’s salary is “commensurate with his duties,” and the spokesman declined to disclose it.
Also from the article:
The suit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages and accuses ABC of breaching “fundamental journalist guidelines” and acting “in reckless disregard” for the truth.
ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said he couldn’t comment on the suit but noted that the network had run two retractions, one on “Good Morning America” and the other on “20/20.” ABC also posted a retraction on its website.
“We did make a full retraction and apology on the air and certainly regretted the error and made that very clear to Rev. Price,” Schneider said.
In the retraction, Stossel said “20/20” had thought Price was talking about himself in the sermon. “We used his quote out of context, and for that we apologize to Dr. Price and to the Crenshaw Christian Center and to you if we misled you,” Stossel said.
Price’s lawyer, Anthony Glassman, said the retraction was insufficient.
“He was wrongly and falsely portrayed,” Glassman said.
OK, so ABC made several apologies in various forms. Still not good enough. Still Price wants to take them to court. Never mind true Christian love, Fred Price is going to court! Not exactly showing an example of the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:44-45 (New King James Version)
And if you want to see more of Price showing a lack of forgiveness, just watch him rant for slave reparations.
update 8/17/2007 11:44AM: Price might not have a helicopter, but it looks like he does have a PRIVATE JET!!! Oh, it’s the “church” jet, but he’s the one flying in it.
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