Sunday, July 27, 2008

Kenneth And Gloria Copeland Not On The Up And Up? The Hell You Say!



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NEWARK, Texas - Here in the gentle hills of north Texas, televangelist Kenneth Copeland has built a religious empire teaching that God wants his followers to prosper.

Over the years, a circle of Copeland's relatives and friends have done just that, The Associated Press has found. They include the brother-in-law with a lucrative deal to broker Copeland's television time, the son who acquired church-owned land for his ranching business and saw it more than quadruple in value, and board members who together have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for speaking at church events.

Church officials say no one improperly benefits through ties to Copeland's vast evangelical ministry, which claims more than 600,000 subscribers in 134 countries to its flagship "Believer's Voice of Victory" magazine. The board of directors signs off on important matters, they say. Yet church bylaws give Copeland veto power over board decisions.



Kenneth And Gloria Copeland checking 600 year old Oral Roberts head for lice.

Prosperity gospel
Kenneth Copeland, 71, is a pioneer of the prosperity gospel, which teaches that believers are destined to flourish spiritually, physically and financially — and share the wealth with others.

His ministry's 1,500-acre campus outside Fort Worth is testament to his success. It includes a church, private airstrip, a hangar for the ministry's aircraft and a $6 million, church-owned mansion.

Already a well-known figure, Copeland has come under greater scrutiny in recent months. He is one target of a Senate Finance Committee investigation into allegations of questionable spending and lax financial accountability at six large televangelist organizations that preach health-and-wealth theology.

All have denied wrongdoing, but Copeland has fought back the hardest, refusing to answer most questions from the inquiry's architect, Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa.

Ok. Copeland is a fraud, a phony and a charlatan all of this is true but even though he is making good money ( millions) coning the truly stupid and ignorant he is really a small fry. Why isn't the AP and Grassley going after the big time con artists like Paul And Jan Crouch and Pat Robertson? I know the answer to that question but I just thought I would ask.

3 comments:

et said...

Funny how this little gem of scripture is something these megachurch pastors always miss:

Then Jesus said to his disciples, a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven; and again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

I fail to see how these Bible-thumpin' televangelists raking in the moolah differs in any way from, say, the way Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh fleeced his followers for a fleet of Rolls-Royces and then a free pass out of the country back in the 80s.

Anonymous said...

ALLO,A LOS ,,inteligentes,,!!!Para ser de verdad INTELiGENTES,TIENEN QUE LEER con ayuda de Espiritu Santo la biblia.Y veran,lo que dijo Jesus:VINE PARA QUE TENGAN LA VIDA Y VIDA EN ABUNDANCIA::: Que les parese?Abundancia de que, de miseria?NNO-DE FELICIDAD!!!Puede ser alguen feliz estando enfermo,o viviendo en la miseria,o teniendo los hijos rebeldes o algo otro malo?...Con ayuda de Dios se cambia todo malo a lo bueno!!!!Entonses?Aprendan a leer y entender lo que dijo DIOS en SU palabra....Con amor a todos. Hija de DIOS.Tengo mucho-mucho respeto a la familia de KOPELAND.ELLOS AYUDARON A ENTENDERLO A DIOS a mucha gente y van a seguir ayudando.Los amo,queridos Hermanos.SVETLANA.

Anonymous said...

Praise God! If you have investigated Kenneth and Gloria Copeland them you have at some point listened to their teaching of the gospel so that seed has been sown into your spirit and will one day be revealed to your heart as truth! Praying your eyes will be opened! Glory to God!!! Blessings to you!

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