Fraud, private jets and a Lamborghini: 10 televangelists who have faced controversy
In the past year, televangelists â€“ including Kenneth Copeland, who recently went viral for an inflammatory "Inside Edition" interview, and Franklin Graham, son of legendary evangelical preacher Billy Graham â€“ have been embroiled in controversy, one way or another.
Copeland, a Texas evangelist, came under fire for a viral "Inside Edition" video in which he defended his three private jets. But he's not the only one to make headlines.
From buying a $200,000 Lamborghini SUV as an anniversary gift to reportedly turning away hurricane evacuees, these 10 televangelists have caught flak for their actions and sermons....
I didn't bother reading the article. Still, there are two points to make:
1. The watching world will call out whatever it believes is hypocracy, as if it knows. Remember, they said John the Baptist had a demon and Jesus was a winebibber. Failing to live up to the RCC's supposed vows of poverty is practically a mortal sin according to the world.
2. We don't need to give he world any additional ammunition in which to attack the Bride of Christ or His redeemed as individuals. I remember a sermon once about not being that Christian with a poor testamony with his neighbors. What's the difference between us Christians and our unsaved neighbors if our behaviors and habits -- "conversation" for you old Englishers -- don't exceed those watching? We are going to sin and sometimes may even fall publically. But sometimes it is how we handle that fall that defines us and makes people take a second look at Jesus.