This is a PRIME example of how false doctrine leads masses into total foolishness. And I have no problem saying I once was a fool too, but thank God through His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit I figured it out and now speak against it for the benefit of others who are still falling for it. A reader of this blog named Jimi, informed me of the video below. They tell me they used to attend this club of swindling and covetousness, but wised up and left. Praise God! Check out the video below and then I’ll say more.
Detroit World Outreach
Pimping the flock and the flock is too weak in scripture to recognize it.
While some claim otherwise and mishandle scripture to do it, the apostles of the Lord Jesus DID NOT preach a message of prosperity doctrine and they were SURROUNDED by poor saints. They preached contentment. HOWEVER, they devoted money donated to the needs of the poor.
|Galatians 2:10 (New American Standard Bible)
When money was collected, it was primarily to meet the needs of poor saints.
|1 Corinthians 16:1-4 (New American Standard Bible)
Notice, the money was collected for saints. There was famine and persecution in Jerusalem. While Detroit World Outreach raises money that goes to keeping a big building, to COLLECT MORE MONEY and their passas living large. You think much goes to help poor saints in Detroit? How can it, when Ben Gibert has proclaimed prosperity for himself?
The people are putting money on a platform for the pimps, that is called an “altar”. The “altar” was part of the old covenant temple and something that was constructed for animal sacrifices, Genesis 8:20, Exodus 27. This is not something that is found in new covenant scripture as a construct to be built by saints in a physical sense. We know through Christ that the old altar made of earthly materials is no more. We offer sacrifices of PRAISE from our HEARTS, DOING GOOD WORKS and SHARING.
|Hebrews 13:8-16 (New American Standard Bible)
So after Christ, no more building altars of earthly materials. Offer sacrifices of PRAISE from your HEART, DO GOOD WORKS and SHARE with those who have NEED. Your bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, 1 Corinthians 6:19. The apostles never built altars and never told anyone to construct any. In short, what is termed an altar today is a FARCE, because bad doctrine has led people to treat a building like a “temple”, John 2:18-22. The apostles figured it out! They made sure it was DOCUMENTED FOR US IN SCRIPTURE and because WE DON’T READ IT ENOUGH, we fall for bad teaching and treat a step in a building like an “altar”.
Some pimps claim they are having people put money at their feet, like was done with the apostles in Acts 4. That money the apostles collected WENT TO HELP THE POOR, NOT THEMSELVES. And these pimps are not the apostles. The method for collections by the church was established in 1 Corinthians 16:1-4. Today’s church leaders while leaders are not the apostles and so nobody needs to lay a dime at their “feet”, that has misled people to worship men. But we see a misguided flock putting money at what they THINK is an “altar” and before the feet of people who fleece them.
Oh yea, and that whole concept of “altar call”. Bad doctrine folks. People can accept Christ in their heart without going through the embarrassing process of walking up front while everyone is there, at a moment the individual is spiritually vulnerable and seeking the elders for prayer does not need to be a thing done as a show before everyone, James 5:14-16. (New converts make their conversion known via public baptism.) But we’re talking about pimps, not righteous elders who do good. Pimps play on showmanship, fear and twisting of doctrine, to make you think you’re in some old covenant temple system. I have respect for good elders, as scripture notes, Hebrews 13:17-19 and 1 Timothy 5:17-18, but these pimps never should be in their post in the first place. Given they never come close to the 1 Timothy 3 standard for church leadership. Covetous swindlers who claim the Lord’s name are to be excommunicated – 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 and their terrible doctrine is that of false teachers, 2 Peter 2. Which makes them handmaidens for evil rather than good, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15. There is a difference between an elder and a false teacher. They are not to be treated the same!
The big mouthed lawyer and taxes
The “church lawyer” says:
Tiger Woods can make $100 Million and it’s not news worthy.
Tiger Woods EARNED his money from his work and did not use false doctrine to have people tossing it at his feet. Tiger Woods is not claiming the Lord’s name while diverting funds donated by saints for the work of God’s house for himself, instead of giving more to the poor. These pimps at Detroit World Outreach are the height of ARROGANCE. They feel they DESERVE to live WAY MORE THAN DOUBLE the life of those giving them money. They have gone beyond having themselves set for a comfortable life, to the point of making heathens envious of their material possessions instead of desiring eternal life in Christ Jesus.
$40K in taxes will be dodged because the home is owned by the “church”. Folks, guess who God TOLD TO PAY THEIR TAXES?
|Romans 13:6-8 (New American Standard Bible)
In America the Religious Industry makes sure church groups don’t have to pay taxes, but their reasoning has NO SCRIPTURAL FOUNDATION. I don’t care if it’s American tradition and been the law. The church endorsed a law that has no foundation in the duties of the saints. Sure there was a desire to avoid government intruding on church affairs, but these “churches” usually register with government anyway. If they can submit to government in registering their existence, they can pay taxes. In fact, to avoid government intrusion, church groups should pay taxes with no special rate cuts, to ensure no preferential treatment. Just wait, as hate crimes efforts from the political Left increase, I agree with DL Foster of Gay Christian Movement Watch, the tax exemption will be used like a vice around the neck of the church! See: New Jersey Revokes Tax Exemption of Church Owned Property to Promote the Homosexual Agenda.
The church lawyer also says to reporter:
You’re carnal, you don’t understand.
Those are the words of a debased mind defending a farce. The reporter ask lawyer to help him understand. The response:
Take the camera, leave.
Let’s see how the apostles treated outside scrutiny.
|2 Corinthians 8:18-22 (New American Standard Bible)
Notice verses 20 and 21, God through Christ, by way of the Holy Spirit, has the apostle Paul note that they wish to not allow ANYONE to discredit their work. And they were raising money to give to poor saints, not buy a big mansion. This is why the apostles could be open to scrutiny, but Detroit World Outreach sent an investigative reporter away.
A good example of the results of bad doctrine are in the poll the news station performed:
Is it ok for a church to purchase a $3.6 million mansion for its pastor?
Is it OK to allow yourself to be fleeced? It is a free country. So in a sense one could say that what Detroit World Outreach is doing meets the standard of men, however when measured against scripture, we see it falls very short. That is why when people like me and Jimi read our Bibles, we learned better and avoid places like Detroit World Outreach and shun people like Ben and Charisse Gibert, Ephesians 5:11.
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