ANSWERS: 35
  • they are money hungry looneys!
  • They ought to be locked up for a long, long time.
  • They are fakes. People being "healed" are just creating something inside their heads, a positive "hysteria" that makes them feel what they want to believe. The worst problem is that many people stop taking medications or seeing their Doctors after being "healed" by some kind of miracle healer. It may lead to health complications and even to their deaths.
  • They are as phony as a Bill Clinton alibi!
  • This World needs true God fearing evangelists to open peoples eyes to what has, is & will be. Like I stated in one of your other questions. Much is being done for the old mighty dollar now days & not for our Loving Holy Father. If people would just come together to learn Gods Holy Word & live by it, day by day. We would see a big change in this world for the better. I do believe in miracle healing by the stripes Jesus took for it. I also know & thank God for putting true evangelist out there to teach His Holy Word. But how many today would give away all they have to the poor & poverty, the homeless & the sick, to the point of giving the shirt off their back and start all over again ? Those who would do this for others are some of your TRUE EVANGELIST & I thank God for them....M.C.S.
  • Well , I laughed so hard at them , that I bounced right out of a depression -- I think it's hog wash + 5
  • I truly find it incredible that so many people are so gullible. With their mansions and expensive cars and people still believe that it is for the love of God. Give me a break.
  • Please don't take offense at what I am about to write. This is not meant to be a criticism of those clergy that are sincere in their beliefs and honest and humble in their dealings with there fellow men. However, I think that this is one of the potential problems of having a professional clergy. When preaching is a profession, then the preacher has to attract a large enough congregation to support him or herself. As they become more popular, then the praise and riches of the world can become more important to them than the message that they are supposed to be giving. So, they start doing things to attract more attention and more followers. They will also start to say what the people want to hear rather than what they should hear for fear of offending their followers. This type of atmosphere is also a prime hunting ground for the unscrupulous huckster who preys on the naive who are looking for any kind of hope for their plight. Personally, I don't really have much respect for most televangelists. I think that most of them are in it more for there personal aggrandizement than they are for the glory of God. I remember the scandals of the late 1980s when Jimmy Swagart got caught a couple of times in adultery, Oral Roberts shaking down his congregation for contributions, and Jim Bakker over selling timeshares at a resort he was trying to build. There example has jaded me toward most of these people. I will say that I do believe that there are some that sincere in their beliefs and are truly seeking to do God's work. Billy Graham is and example of such an evangelist. From what I have heard about him, he has gone out of his way to avoid scandal and to live a life that is humble. I may not agree with him on many points of doctrine, but I do respect him as a preacher and a man.
  • They are con artists. Jesus does not like them either: Matthew 6:1 1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
  • It's a horrible person that takes people's money with one hand, and has a bible in the other.
  • I don't dare say anything. Last time I gave my honest opinion of the charlatans, I got downrated bigtime.
  • I really can't lump them all together. There are some television ministries that i believe are on sound theological, moral, and ethical footing while also being effective. Others are not so great in my opinion. Healing ministries run the same gamut. If the healing is in proportion to the amount of a financial contribution or is guaranteed, then I hold the presenter in some suspicion. If people are being prayed for and the results are left up to God, I see that as something authentic. It is like anything else, labels don't always tell the whole story. Good question.
  • Have you got 6 hours? Seriously, I don't listen to them, and although I cannot and will not judge their hearts as to whether or not I think that they are saved, God alone knows that, I do, by Scripture, judge their fruit and much of it is rotten. Do people actually get healed at some of their meetings? I believe that they do but it is because of the persons faith in God and not because of anything that the TV evangelist said or did. One must question the need one person has for multi-million dollar homes, automobiles,airplanes, and gold toilet seats. There are many homeless and starving people in America but I see very little or nothing coming from the evangelists coffers to help alleviate this suffering. Their opulent lifestyle is a huge slap in the face of everything Jesus taught and lived. You cannot serve both God and mammon.
  • Funny and unsettling at the same time :S
  • The bible says that the word must be preached to the four corners of the world and also that we will continue to work the miracles of Jesus. There are some bad people out there, but also take into account the good. The question didn't say anything about Gold seats, airplanes and such and all TV Evangelists and healers are not out to "steal your money". Yes, don't be stupid with what God has given you, but also remember that the word must be preached and how must they hear lest there be a preacher?
  • I was once healed by a hooker in Reno. If that counts.
  • Amusing.
  • Thieves, charlatans, snake oil peddlers.
  • They freak me out. And when I was in America I found a channel just showing this scary, scary woman constantly. I forget her name. I think it was Jessica. And her and her weird audience were just creepy.
  • Scams.
  • i dont believe in them, but i respect those that believe in their "power". Whatever makes them happy and joyful is okay for them. But when they get in my face and tell me im going to hell, i get physical lol. a religion's job is not to prove itself an oxymoron. it needs some work, definitely.
  • Preacher puts hand on woman, Mrs. Jones, with crutches. Tells her to go behind curtain and wait for her healing. Preacher puts hand on man, Mr. Brown, with a heavy lisp. Tells him to go behind curtain and wait for his healing. Later, in front of huge audience, preacher shouts "Mrs. Jones, toss your crutches over curtain!" Crutches come flying out. Crowd roars with wild approval. "Now, Mr. Brown, say something loud and clear to all in our audience!" Mr. Brown shouts "Mithus Jones judst fell on her effin' assth!" Amen!
  • Biggest scammers since the Jesus story. However, do notice that they don't do any harm or have any influence on the people of reasonn so, I say, let them be, they're only scamming those who want to be scammed. To each his own!
  • Ask "pastor" Jim Baker, if he's still alive. I believe "pastor" Kent Hovine can enlighten you also, but you'll need federal permission to visit or speak to him!
  • crooks and false prophets
  • Damn crooks! Damn liars! Blasphemous!
  • Poopycock is what I think of all that stuff.
  • Whenever I think of them the first thing that comes to mind is Jimmy Swaggart apoligizing to the people that trusted him. Then theres always Jim and Tammy Faye Baker. The only miracle I seen them do is make the money disappear as quick as it came in.
  • I think they are scams. Listen to them. "I feel someone here needs a healing" and then the next sentence is "God will heal you if you donate to our cause".. Seems if you can't afford to donate, you don't get healing or blessings.. I actually went to a church like that..tithed every Sunday but when i needed a loaf of bread.. I didn't qualify for their help cause I didn't "donate" enough. These TV people are one of the things that give God a bad name. Nobody is healed from anything without maybe medical intervention.. you cannot touch a person and them be magically healed but it does help the "healers' to buy their next big mansion or car
  • The term “televangelist” has almost universally negative overtones. Typical responses from people who are asked what they think about televangelists include the following: dishonest, greedy, materialistic, wasteful, and scandalous. The sight of televangelists wearing overly expensive clothing and jewelry, living in ridiculously expensive homes, and driving the most luxurious of cars, has caused many people to turn away from faith in Christ. Even non-Christians can discern that the teachings and lifestyles of most televangelists are antithetical to the teachings of Jesus Christ. There is nothing inherently wrong with televangelism. Television, just like any other medium (such as radio or the internet), is simply one way to get the Gospel of Jesus Christ out into the world. There are many godly Christian leaders who use television to advance the Gospel. Television is not the cause of the problems in televangelism. The problem in televangelism is the unbiblical beliefs of many televangelists. While television itself is not the problem, it does contribute to the problem in that it is far more difficult to discern a wolf in sheep’s clothing on a television screen than it is to discern such an individual through careful, in-person investigation. Television makes it easier for a facade of godliness and life-changing ministry to be presented, when behind the scenes, all that is truly occurring is a fleecing of unsuspecting sheep. The core cause of many televangelist scandals is the belief commonly known as the Health-Wealth gospel. Televangelists are the primary propagators of the idea that it is always God’s will for all Christians to be perfectly healthy and financially wealthy. The essential message of the Health-Wealth gospel is that if you give money, God is obligated to bless you with health and wealth. If you give money, but are not blessed with health and wealth, you either did not give enough money, or do not have enough faith to truly receive the blessing. Also known as the “prosperity gospel,” it is decidedly unbiblical. Yes, the Bible encourages believers to give (1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6). And yes, the Bible teaches that those who give generously will be blessed by God (Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:7). However, the Bible does not teach that we should give SO THAT we will be blessed. To those Christians who have been deceived and hurt by televangelist scandals: please do not let your experience with televangelists cloud your relationship with Jesus Christ. Study God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and you will see the true message of the Gospel.
  • Most of them are fakes and charlatans. I avoid them whenever possible.
  • Horse Pucky.
  • I think they are all fake and great talkers who captivate people who are looking for direction in life. They also want money and manipulate people into thinking their salvation is based on the amount of money they give. Very sad.
  • I have no use for TV evangelists and miracle (faith) healers are as phony as fools gold. If they can really do faith healing, then why don't they go to the hospitals and nursing homes to do their healing. They don't because they won't make any money there.
  • Yahweh is the miracle worker but many times does so through a human. Personally, I am very skeptical of anyone that claims to heal people even if they do so in the Lord's name. It's best to look at the TV evangelists ministry as a whole entity and not just the healing aspect of it. Are they teaching and preaching the Word of God as is found in the Bible? Do they add to or take away from it? Do they take one or two verses out of context and twist it to fit their own brand of prophecy utterances or faith-healings? Whatever they say or do must line up with Scripture. If not, why not? Don't blindly follow anything and everything these wolves vomit out of their mouths. Trust and respect are earned and so far, I have found very few of these people worth trusting let alone respecting. I cannot and will not judge their hearts in regards to their salvation but I can and will judge their fruits by the Word of God. Not all but much of what I have seen is rotten and being a watchman of Yahweh, I will expose their fruits for what they are.

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