Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is looking into the finances of six ministries, among them, Creflo Dollar and Kenneth Copeland. They say that they are looking for “possible financial misconduct.” This is outrageous! There is no question that the books of both ministries will be able to stand any scrutiny, but the fact that they are “suspect” because they are successful is amazing to me! Financially blessed Christians are suspect, but if they were porn peddlers, there would be no question! This is the height of double standards!
CBS News is, of course, gleefully reporting the probe: “CBS News has learned Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is investigating six prominent televangelist ministries for possible financial misconduct. Letters were sent Monday to the ministries demanding that financial statements and records be turned over to the committee by December 6th. According to Grassley’s office, the Iowa Republican is trying to determine whether or not these ministries are improperly using their tax-exempt status as churches to shield lavish lifestyles. The six ministries identified as being under investigation by the committee are led by: Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long, Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn. Three of the six – Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar – also sit on the Board of Regents for the Oral Roberts University.”
Note the last statement, “Three of the six – Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar – also sit on the Board of Regents for the Oral Roberts University.” So, they must be evil, right? That would seem to be the implication!
This kind of thing just burns me up! But, as the Word says: in Mark 10:30, “But he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” So, if you prosper in this life, and receive the 100-fold return… you can expect persecution. But we still are overcomers!