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‘Prophets for profit’ is not Biblical theology.

Those Pastors who preach God will accept payment for blessings are heretical.

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A Biblical Christian worldview perspective – The Bible is clear that one who teaches God’s word desires both an honorable profession (1 Tim. 3:1) and one that should be compensated for. However, worldly wealth should not be a motivator for the profession. Jesus made the observation that He had “no place to lay His head” (Luke 9:58).

It is also true that the love of money is the root of all evil (1 Tim. 6:10), that the rich have an added sin burden to contend with (Heb. 13:5, 1 Tim. 6:17). Prophets or teachers of Biblical Theology are held to a high standard and consequently, their behavior will be judged more severely (James 3:1).

Leadership in the “Word of Faith Movement” prophetically preaches that mankind needs to use God to get what they want, that a small amount of “seed money” paid to the preacher will reap a multiplier of financial and life rewards for the donor. These ‘prophets for profit’, include Kenneth Copland, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, and Marilyn Hickley to name a few.

If man believes he can control God like rubbing a genie’s bottle and expecting the fulfillment of our wishes, we are placing ourselves above God. That view is heretical, for the one who preaches it and the one who practices it.

Proverbs 21:6 – The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

1 Timothy 5:17-18 – Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

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