Fraud, private jets and a Lamborghini: 10 televangelists who have faced controversy
In the past year, televangelists ‚Äď including Kenneth Copeland, who recently went viral for an inflammatory "Inside Edition" interview, and Franklin Graham, son of legendary evangelical preacher Billy Graham ‚Äď 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.