Last night, I tuned in to the largest Christian network in the world and what I heard was appalling. A man of God, who is a proclaimed prophet (and beware of those who label themselves), stood on the platform and stated that if you would give or sow your money in multiples of ten, as he counted upwards to astounding dollar amounts, that all of your family would be saved. He continued by interjecting that none of them would go to hell. What an ice-cold bucket of water in my face!
There was an individual named Johann Tetzel who went from town to town in the early 1500’s selling indulgences, which were authorized by Pope Leo X. After people gave money, they were given a piece of paper that stated their loved ones had been freed from purgatory. People gave their money because they did not know what the Word said about salvation due to no fault of their own.
After hearing this evangelist on TV, my soul grieved at the boldness of this man who actually defiled the Word of God in this manner. The bottom line is this: do not be deceived by allowing someone to tickle your ears, telling you things that cannot be backed up by the Word of God. These are big swelling words of false doctrines by false prophets who stand on worldwide stages and are very famous to millions of Christians. They know you have no clue (most of the time) what really is in the Word. This is a prime example of why you need to find out for yourselves what is in the Word of God. Do not be hoodwinked like the people all those centuries ago thinking what is in your pocketbook will save you.
Salvation is by faith not by works, lest any man should boast. You cannot buy a miracle and money will not set anyone free from hell. The Gospel is free to anyone who accepts Jesus Christ by faith. The handling of your money is something entirely different.
God help him. And help the network who is allowing this to be proclaimed.