Unrepentant Creflo Dollar still says Jesus died to make us rich

A couple of days ago Berean Research editor, Amy Spreeman, posted this story (here) and it went viral. Amy later posted a video of Creflo Dollar actually dancing around on dollars (here).  She lamented that, “when I saw that someone captured yet another horrific, blasphemous lie on social media this morning, I just about fainted:  ‘Jesus bled and died for us so that we can lay claim to the promise of financial prosperity.'”  Amy was right in saying that this is a blasphemous lie.

Well, the prosperity preacher is digging in his heals, as you will see in this piece over at Christian Today.  Mark Woods has the latest as well as Dollar’s theological position:

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The content of a tweet by controversial US prosperity preacher Creflo Dollar that drew widespread condemnation and ridicule before it was hastily deleted still appears on his website.

Dollar, who won notoriety by his request to his followers for $65 million for a new top-of-the-range private jet, tweeted: “Jesus bled and died for us so that we can lay claim to the promise of financial prosperity. #ProsperityInChrist #WealthyLiving #AbundantLife”.

The tweet was deleted but was copied and widely shared, mainly by those outraged at what they regarded as a perversion of Christian teaching.

However, on the Creflo Dollar Ministries website exactly the same statement is made as part of a longer justification for his theological position.

The statement continues: “He took our sins upon Himself and exchanged them for His righteousness so that we could become enriched and abundantly supplied (2 Corinthians 8:9, AMP).

“Because of the cross, we have a blood-bought right to be abundantly supplied.

“God will take care of us even more than the birds of the air, which neither sow nor reap (Luke 12:24).

“All we need to do is trust in Him enough to tithe and give offerings.”

Linking the death of Christ with material wealth is regarded by mainstream pastors and theologians as a serious theological error, if not as an actual heresy. Most would see it as a blatant adulteration of the gospel by consumerism and greed.

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3 Responses to Unrepentant Creflo Dollar still says Jesus died to make us rich

  1. Steve October 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    It’s important that you spell his name correctly: It’s “Cash flow Dollar!!”

  2. Faith October 13, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    Amen Steve! As long as the cash is flowing to him and not away. : D
    Crazy, and it is a blasphemous heresy! We are promised a life of suffering for the cross, nothing less. Any blessings are spiritual ones. See 1 Timothy 6.
    Their theology goes like this: U give your hard earned cash to ME. But first I have to tell you that everything in the bible points to ‘u need to give your money to me’. God ‘can’t’ even bless you in any way until ‘you give your money to me.’ This is followed up by ‘look me closely in the eye… you are getting very sleepy… just reach for your wallet… that’s it… and empty its contents in my bag…’. And they don’t see through it! I have a better idea: Cashflow can send HIS money OUR way, so that God can bless HIM! Otherwise… He can’t! Ha!
    Scandalous!

  3. Michael Ferguson October 14, 2015 at 6:28 am #

    As sad as this is, every self-appointed “Christian” “pastor” who stands before “their” congregations, taking salaries from “their people” and positioning themselves as head of an unscriptural institution shares in the blame. Such top down authority and personal promotion- even by well meaning individuals has never been sanctioned by God.

    The day God’s people arise and stop promoting such foolishness and really start embracing a personal cross- especially you “leaders,” well, maybe then someone might be worth following as they follow Christ.

    As I recall, didn’t Jesus say something about denying yourself. Somehow religious positions, titles, fancy attire, offices, book writing, salaries and being center stage among the brethren seem slightly inconsistent with that wouldn’t you think?

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