TV Preachers

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  1. Brian30755

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    I am very serious about the questions I am going to ask, so please bear with me.

    "False Teachers, Heretics, Word Faith, Word of Faith, Name it and Claim it, Lunatic, Nut, False Prophet, Prosperity, Health and Wealth,".....these are just some of the terms used on this board to describe, what seems to be, EVERY preacher who is on TV.

    The questions I have are:

    (1) In your opinion, are there ANY preachers on TV whose preaching is based on sound, Biblical, good doctrine?

    (2) If so, who are they?

    (3) Do you think preachers should even be on TV? Is TV an important tool in the spreading of the Gospel and/or the teaching of God's Word?

    (4) If you answered "no" to #1, and "yes" to #3, then why (in your opinion) doesn't the SBA (or some other Denomination or Association) get together and put a preacher on TV who WILL teach sound Biblical doctrine?

    Thanks in advance for your comments.
     
  2. Jim1999

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    Certainly there are some very good preachers on the telly. I am not about to name them, but television is just another tool of modernity as was radio a generation ago.

    Many cults contain an element of truth and so it is with many preachers. It is this element of truth that attracts the masses, along with sensationalism.

    I can't answer why some group doesn't support one program. Perhaps it is because we may tend to represent some aspects of theology or church practice differently.

    It is not hard to differentiate all the blow and show preachers from those who tell the truth in God.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  3. just-want-peace

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    1. YES

    2. David Jeremiah, Mack Brunson

    3. YES

    4. See # 2, though not, as you specifically specify, denominationally sponsored

    Re: 2, I'm sure there are others, but just like teens, only the rebellious/extremests make the "headlines".

    Doesn't mean that there aren't many more being true to the Scripture; just not as "well known"!
     
  4. Pete

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    1: None that I've seen. Here in Oz we just seem to get the worst of U.S. imports like Hinn, Copeland, Meyer, et al...Or Aussie copies...

    2: n/a

    3: Good question...That I don't have a good answer for [​IMG] Call it a maybe, but I'ld look for something cheaper myself...

    4: Related to last Q, my guess is there are cheaper and easier avenues. (Boy I sound like a taxi driver some times... ;) )
     
  5. FriendofSpurgeon

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    The best two that we get on television here are Charles Stanley of First Baptist Atlanta and D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Presbyterian. Both are excellent preachers of sound orthodox Christianity.

    My favorite Bible teachers on the radio are Steve Brown of Key Life and Tony Evans of the Urban Alternative. While they are very different, both are good Bible teachers.
     
  6. mioque

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    (1) Sure.

    (2) There is dominee Arie van der Veer for one.
    http://www.eo.nl/portals/programs/presentatie.jsp?season=5388511

    (3) Fine by me.

    If bad tv-preachers are getting you down just remember the following.

    You see the face on the tv screen
    Coming at you every sunday
    See that face on the billboard
    That man is me
    On the cover of the magazine
    There’s no question why I’m smiling
    You buy a piece of paradise
    You buy a piece of me
    I’ll get you everything you wanted
    I’ll get you everything you need
    Don’t need to believe in hereafter
    Just believe in me
    Cos jesus he knows me
    And he knows I’m right
    I’ve been talking to jesus all my life
    Oh yes he knows me
    And he knows I’m right
    And he’s been telling me
    Everything is alright
    I believe in the family
    With my ever loving wife beside me
    But she don’t know about my girlfriend
    Or the man I met last night
    Do you believe in god
    Cos that’s what I’m selling
    And if you wanna get to heaven
    I’ll see you right
    You won’t even have to leave your house
    Or get outta your chair
    You don’t even have to touch that dial
    Cos I’m everywhere
    And jesus he knows me
    And he knows I’m right
    I’ve been talking to jesus all my life
    Oh yes he knows me
    And he knows I’m right
    Well he’s been telling me
    Everything’s gonna be alright
    Won’t find me practising what I’m preaching
    Won’t find me making no sacrifice
    But I can get you a pocketful of miracles
    If you promise to be good, try to be nice
    God will take good care of you
    Just do as I say, don’t do as I do
    I’m counting my blessings,
    I’ve found true happiness
    Cos I’m getting richer, day by day
    You can find me in the phone book,
    Just call my toll free number
    You can do it anyway you want
    Just do it right away
    There’ll be no doubt in your mind
    You’ll believe everything I’m saying
    If you wanna get closer to him
    Get on your knees and start paying
    Cos jesus he knows me
    And he knows I’m right
    I’ve been talking to jesus all my life
    Oh yes he knows me
    And he knows I’m right
    Well he’s been telling me
    Everything’s gonna be alright, alright
    Jesus he knows me
    Jesus he knows me, you know...

    Jesus He Knows Me- Genesis
     
  7. just-want-peace

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    I really like both of these, but don't know that they are available on TV here. What networks carry them? :confused:
     
  8. atestring

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    I personally watch:
    1. Kenneth Copeland
    2. Creflo Dollar
    3. James Robinson
    4. Ron Phillips
    5. Benny Hinn
    6. jesse Duplantis
    7. Pat Robertson
    8. Joel Osteen
    9. Jentzen Franklin
    10. Jack Hayford
    11. Michael Yousef
    12. Tony Evans

    I travel a lot and it is wonderful to hear Preaching.
     
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    I have to add Rod Parsley to my list.
    What a wonderful preacher.
     
  10. Brian30755

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    I have to admit, at one time God used Rod Parsley to show me and teach me many things that I needed to know. But now, I don't know, he's kind of like Benny Hinn in the fact that I just don't like his style, and I don't like watching him anymore. I do admire what he's trying to to with the Center for Moral Clarity , though.
     
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    I have to admit, at one time God used Rod Parsley to show me and teach me many things that I needed to know. But now, I don't know, he's kind of like Benny Hinn in the fact that I just don't like his style, and I don't like watching him anymore. I do admire what he's trying to to with the Center for Moral Clarity , though. </font>[/QUOTE]our nation is at a crossroads. We as a nation could experience a revival or we could face serious judgement from God. I am glad that Rod Parsley is preaching as the Prophet that said "cry aloud spare not".
     
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    The other night my 25-year-old daughter was up late and watched Joel Osteen preach. Imagine my joy when she told me how angry he had made her - she was mad that he went on about how we should let the Spirit work through us and such, and then came THIS CLOSE to a place where he should have made an invitation to the viewers to receive Christ, and didn't! She said "He could've had 'em, but he let 'em go!" Praise God she understands!
     
  13. LarryN

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    I'm not sure I understand. Was she upset because he didn't make the invitation at a certain point before the end of his message; or that he left it until the very end?

    I've only seen Osteen's show 4-5 times; but each time it has ended with him making an invitation & then leading viewers in a sinner's prayer.
     
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    Because he didn't make it seem like that was necessary to have what he was talking about happen. She said there was a quick "tack-on" at the end, but if you hadn't heard the Gospel before you might not make the connection.
     
  15. LarryN

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    O.K.- got it. Thanks.
     
  16. Brian30755

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    When I get to heaven, if I meet one person who truly got saved because they said Joel's "magic words", I'll be totally shocked.
     
  17. LarryN

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    When I get to heaven, if I meet one person who truly got saved because they said Joel's "magic words", I'll be totally shocked. </font>[/QUOTE]I'm not a big Osteen fan, but I reserve judgment as to whether or not sinners are being saved. Only the Holy Spirit knows that for sure.

    I do however like the fact that Osteen includes "repentance" in the prayer.
     
  18. Brian30755

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    True.


    Saying "I repent" and truly repenting are 2 different things.
     
  19. Johnv

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    Yes, there several reasobly good ones, and a few really good ones.

    I'd rather not name them. There are some here who will likely question my faith, beliefs, and/or salvation if I do.

    If they want to, and can make it work, then sure. If they don't want to, then they don't have to.

    It can be. But it isn't in all cases, nor does it need to be in all cases.
     
  20. mioque

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    Johnv
    "I'd rather not name them. There are some here who will likely question my faith, beliefs, and/or salvation if I do."
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    Do like I did. Name dominee Arie van der Veer. The loons around here who like to question people's salvation can't understand a word he says. That ought to slow them down. ;)
     

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