15 Richest Pastors In America — Deceiving And Fleecing The Sleeping Sheeple

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Intro:I posted just 5 of the 15 richest American pastors. How did they become so rich? These pastors are deceivers. They preach a false message – a prosperity gospel and doctrine. Believe and have faith in God and he’ll give you anything your heart desires – unconditionally. In order to obtain God’s favour or help, all one is required to do is to “sow a seed” (money) into their ministry and God will reward you. This is pure satanic hogwash.

In the following scriptures, the Messiah warned his followers of these “wolves in sheep’s clothing” who would come in his name and deceive the many. Here are those warning bible texts.

“And the Messiah answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” (Mat. 24 :4-5)

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Tin 4 : 3-4)

Here are the 5 of the 15. The remaining ones can be found at the ETI website. (r.a. Intro)

ETI    by The ETI Staff        Posted Wed., Jan.2016

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1 — Kenneth Copeland — Net Worth $760 Million.

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2 –Pat Robertson — Net Worth $100 Million

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3 –Benny Hinn — Net Worth $42 Million

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4 –Joel Osteen — Net Worth $40 Million

Creflo Dollar

5 –Creflo Dollar Net Worth 27 Million

The Staff of the ETI website states, “This article is not to bash anyone, it is written to inspire you to dream bigger. If you are not interested in making money, then that is your choice but here are men and women who inspire others while achieving their dreams.”

Full article here:   http://www.etinside.com/?p=11679

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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98 Responses to 15 Richest Pastors In America — Deceiving And Fleecing The Sleeping Sheeple

  1. jackie says:

    The lord Jesus told those who were rich to give their money to the poor is money the god of their pocket Jackie

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Jackie! Most of those pastors do not preach the truth that is in the bible — they preach a prosperity gospel. Money is their god. Messiah said you cannot serve two masters (God or money, material things). You will either love one and hate the other. As a side note, traditional Christians and Catholics are pagan who worship “the fallen ones” (Satan and his agents).

      Take care. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

      • Mike Murdock says:

        U must be Jewish or Muslim!

      • ron abbass says:

        Hi Mike! Thanks for you comment. No, I am not a Jew or a Muslim, I am a Torah-Keeper. That is, I am a follower of the true Messiah – the one who was a keeper of his Father’s commandments, laws, statues and judgments as revealed in the Older Testament by the great I AM, the Creator-God, the Father of Messiah.

        Christians follow “jesus”, who they claim came to do away with the Creator-God’s commandments. Christians are SUN-day, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, St. Valentine’s, etc. observers.

        They are pagans – perhaps unwittingly – deceived by the false pastors/ministers/priests Messiah warned us about, who would appear on the scene, especially in these end times. More could be said, but I will leave it at that.

        Peace be to you and yours, Mike.

  2. Eugene Moore says:

    When will the sheep wake up and stop being Conne by those so call Greed dogs.

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Eugene! Thanks for your spot on comment – much appreciated. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

    • Ernest wight says:

      You are so right my brother. Mike Murdock is one of the biggest cons there is. He once said he saw a guy with a jet bigger than his and he ask God to give him one bigger than the guy has and God gave it to him. If that’s not selfish what is. God said let the wheat and tares grow together and in that day I’ll do the separating. They are wolves in sheep clothing. They only talk about how much they have instead of 1 Tim Ch. 6:10-17.

  3. Cecil LeGrande says:

    These are good Pastors . What they teach can be proven in and by the living Word of God, 100!!!!!

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Cecil! Thanks for your comment – much appreciated. However, I disagree with your comment. Those pastors are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They teach a prosperity gospel that cannot be proven within the word of God. The true gospel is about the coming Kingdom of God. True followers of the true Messiah, do not observe Sunday, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, St Valentine’s day etc — these are all pagan festivals and are not in the word of God – the bible.

      The true Messiah (jesus) and his true followers observe the 7th day Sabbath (Saturday), the annual holy day Sabbaths (festivals) and dietary laws as ordained by the Creator-God. In short, these pastors are deceived and blind. Messiah warned against following same. I could say more, but I’ll leave it at that.

      Take good care, Cecil. Peace be to you and yours.

      • Tony Doyle says:

        Ron,
        Who are you to pass judgement on “Christians” with your self righteous attitude. Not all Christians observe Sunday as the Sabbath and partake in the observance of the “Pagan” holidays you mention. Remember that ALL have sinned and fall short of the Glory of Yahweh. Get your facts straight before you start labeling Christianity as a “pagan” religion. We are followers of Jesus Christ and know that he is the true Messiah soon to return.

      • ron abbass says:

        Hi Tony! Thanks for your comments – much appreciated. I’m am not “judging Christians”, I’m discerning those who are true followers of the Messiah and those who are not. The bible is my supreme authority for discernment. And, Christians and Catholics are pagan to the core and are not following Messiah, but a different one, so-called jesus.

        I agree, however, there are those who keep the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths and have been converted and baptized. If you, Tony, do not fit into that torah-keeping group, then you have been duped and are not following the true Messiah.

        Peace and blessings to you and yours, Tony.

      • Willard Cross says:

        While I whole heartedly with your assessment of these men, and really apreciate your kind tone in your comments I would be remiss to not point out that the first Jerusalem Council said that gentiles are only reqired to avoid food offered to idols, eating blood, sexual sin, and remembrance of the poor.

      • ron abbass says:

        Hi Willard! Thanks for your comments – much appreciated. Gentiles are also required to keep the weekly Sabbath, including the annual Holy Day Sabbath Festivals as recorded in the Torah, especially in Lev.23. In addition, they are not permitted to participate in pagan Sabbaths/festivals i.e. Sunday, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, St. Valentine, etc.

        Check out Isa.56 for confirmation.

        Thanks again, Willard. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

      • Jeff says:

        It’s a shame you still live under the law. Jesus was an Israelite. The Law of Moses was in effect during His lifetime. He kept the Law of Moses in order to be faithful to God. THAT’S why Jesus worshipped on the sabbath. Jesus said: “Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.” Jesus said nothing would pass from the Law until all things be accomplished. And He accomplished it all on Calvary.

        But we are no longer under the Law of Moses, but under GRACE, the Sabbath law is not binding today.

        “But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are made nigh in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition, having abolished in the flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances…” Jesus abolished the law of commandments (the Law of Moses including the command to keep the sabbath).

      • ron abbass says:

        Hi Jeff! Thanks for your comments – much appreciated. When one is obeying the law, that individual is under grace (pardon for one’s sins) by accepting the sacrifice of Messiah and getting baptized in his name. When one breaks/transgresses the law, that person is under the curse (the punishments) meted out for breaking of same. Sin is the transgression of the law. (1 Jn.3: 4) Eternal death is one of those curses. See Deut.28 for the other curses.

        Peace and blessings to you and your, Jeff.

    • Gina D says:

      I agree Cecil, all most people look at is that they have money.. they don’t even listen to their message and study the word for themselves.. many blessings to you!

    • Willard Cross says:

      So, when Jesus taught give and it shall be given unto you he meant give to a guy with $760,000,000 who hides his cattle bussiness in his ministry so that when he sells a steer it is not taxed?

  4. Nancy Boadway says:

    It’s such a shame when so many smaller church’s are having such a hard time trying to just pay their bills?

  5. richard says:

    The bible says it is easyier for a camel to enter the eye of a neddle then for a rich man to enter into heaven

    • Mrs Mike Murdock says:

      The eye of the needle was a low gate at the back of the city that required a camel to crawl to enter.

      • ron abbass says:

        Hi Mrs Mike! Thanks for your bang on comments – much appreciated. Deut.28 will never be taught or read in any Christian/Catholic church. These pagans may take one text out of context to support their false prosperity gospel. The black/brown people that were brought to America as slaves are some of the true Hebrew Israelites that were scattered throughout the earth, in fulfillment of the curses and blessings of Deut.28.

        Peace and blessings to you and yours.

      • Willard Cross says:

        No, wives tale. Jesus was speaking litterally

  6. richard says:

    What a shame it is to have everything but to lose your soul

  7. claudia stavesahl says:

    The Bible tells about all the False Prophets. So read the Word and learn.

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Claudia! Thanks for your comment – much appreciated. Not to sound boastful, but I am well-versed re Bible. No offence intended, Claudia, but if you are a traditional Sunday, Christmas, Easter, etc Christian, I suggest you take the time to read the Bible and get wisdom and understanding. Traditional Christians, like those deceiving Pastors, are biblically ignorant – pagan to the core. Peace to you and yours.

      • Mrs Mike Murdock says:

        Read Deuteronomy 28. God is unchanging. Most of those tv evangelusts are wrong because they preach that slippery sloppy grace sin-drome, not because they are prosperous. They place money above God. Money answereth all things, but they leave out everything else. Keep watch. I will prove it all publically.

  8. Geno Deering. says:

    Wow! I am shocked how many of you know nothing about the Bible and the Grace of our Lord Jesus. And because of your lack of knowledge let go about critizing those who walk in it. My good advice to all of you is pray for God to show you if you dare listen and STOP talking about good men of God when you know nothing and have no understand of what the word really say’s or the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Shame on all of you.

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Geno! Thanks for your comments – much appreciated. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

    • Mario abalos says:

      You are an idiot, these preachers blind people with biblical passages that are wrong to start with, One prayer is ” Holy Mary, mother of God” God has no mother, jesus did. besides religion is BS.

    • linda carlton says:

      Amen

    • Brenda Cook says:

      I went to Kenneth Copelands church when i lived in Fort worth and all he ever talked about was money, money, money he had a 20,000 square foot mansion built. I left and never looked back when he said, and I quote ‘if your too stupid too see your blessings, I’ll take them and smile while I do it ‘ the man is a disgusting pig. End of story

  9. Mary Dickens says:

    If, you were a pastor of a Big church with millionaires in it your salary would be larger because you carry a greater responsibility. Then, if you are wise enough to invest your money. You to would become a millionaire. Abraham, isaac and Jacob (Israel) We’re all rich men. King David and his son Solomon all became rich through their obedient’s to God. Jesus(YESHU) came and redeem us from the curse of the law. Everything that became curse through Adams disobedient, Christ restored through His redeeming sacrifice on the cross. He became accursed to redeem us from the curse of the law. So, it possible for a pastor or anyone else that obey God’s word to prosper and be in health as their souls prosper, that’s what the word of God says and it can’t lie. If it’s any failure it’s in our failure to follow through by faith in the covenant promises of God.

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Mary! Thanks for your comments – much appreciated. The law is not done away with, nor is the law itself a curse. We are not under the curse of the law when we keep our Father’s Commandments. If we don’t keep them, then we are cursed. There are blessings if we keep the commandments and curses if we don’t. See Deut.28 & Deut. 30: 15-19 for confirmation.

      Mary, if you claim to be following Messiah, you must keep the Father’s commandments and that includes the weekly Sabbath and God’s annual Holy Day Sabbaths like Messiah did.

      1John 2: 2 – 6

      2And he (Messiah) is the propitiation (makes amends/paid) for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
      3 And hereby we do know that we know him (God), if we keep his commandments.
      4 He that saith, I know him (the father), and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
      5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
      6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he (Messiah) walked.

      1John 3: 4

      4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

      For more confirmation that the Law has not been abolished (done away with) see Romans 7: 12, 22

      Thanks again, Mary. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

  10. George koulianos says:

    I don’t understand how these people sleep at nite! I was taught “God” sees all, knows all, holds you accountable in the end! Do they know this? I’m not the best person in the world, but Christ didn’t have a car,phone, internet,airplane! “Yet” he got his message across to the masses by simply walking the walk n talking the talk! How can any one follow these people when they hide the money they make, Christ didn’t have lavish life! Christ gave the ultimate gift! I will never be worthy of that gift! Dose anyone beleive any of these pastors would give themselves up for his fellow man? Go ask one on national tv “by surprise” for a 1000.00 seed! Do you think you could sit at the same table n eat with them! When he returns”Christ” n condemns them for their frauds, “Everyone one” of them will line up to nail to a cross! sad, but true!!!

  11. Miller says:

    The amount of money or possetions a person has is not a sin. How you received them, how you use them, should be in a Christ like manor.Honesty, consistency, open accountability are very often passed over in several Christian ministries of all sizes and denominations. The incorrect use of money given to advance the kingdom is sin, cover it up, it’s sin, twist the truth to avoid taxes, it’s sin. I’m sure God’s heart breaks when this happens. (Prosper as your heart prospers is deeper than most people are willing to look) the things of this world should not be our focas, that’s flesh. Bottom line for me, I’m glad there is grace for us all, my tithe goes to my church, wisdom and Holy Spirit lead opertunities directing my gifts. TV minesties are in my opinion a terrible representation of how it should be done. I must add there are many that are as above board as you would want in a ministry that is founded in Christ. But those all have a first class accountability system. Not family or friends on the board looking for loop holes and cover ups and kick backs.

  12. fELIX says:

    satan’s henchmen are all wealthy. Jesus did not have even a place to lay his head
    these people walk one way and talk another. They speak with forked tongue.
    Disgusting!

    • Joshua says:

      Are you saying all pastors should be homeless? You are wrong. Jesus wasn’t homeless, he had a place to lay his head. The only time Jesus said he didn’t have a place to lay his head was when he travelled to another city, far away from his home. It’s just like when you travel to another city and you lodge in a hotel because you are far away from your house. Gosh, some of you are just hypocrites. The fact that someone is a pastor doesn’t mean he should be poor. Remember, Abraham, Jacob, David, Solomon, Job were all righteous men who walked with God and God blessed them and they became rich.

  13. David says:

    Peace and good health I wish for all good peoples of the world. God’s Revelation will come. All eyes will see, all heads will bow, and all knees will bend; so, yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised, so eat, drink and be merry today, for tomorrow we may die. One God, for all the people. One creator (God), for all things.

  14. Cora Musgrave says:

    It would seem that a certain TV show which airs daily, and claims to be a ministry, should be considered a shopping channel as that’s the way they (ALL) make a living!!! It appears they get a lot of money from the viewing audience. Also, while I am no expert on the matter, they also probably get huge tax writeoff’s!

    • ron abbass says:

      Thanks Cora for your comments – much appreciated. I agree, a great insight, Cora @ “should be considered a shopping channel”!
      Peace and blessings to you and yours.

  15. Dave says:

    How many people would $760,000 reach for Christ were Copland to be an honest man of God?

  16. ellen keith says:

    I pray for you and your evilness

  17. Mimi sands says:

    I would say the fact that the Lord has blessed them with thus much money proves that the faith message is real

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Mimi! Thanks for your comment – I appreciate it. I don’t believe “the Lord” blessed them for their “faith message”, which is not the good news Messiah preached. – The true gospel (good news) is about the coming Kingdom (government) of God, which Messiah will set up upon his return. Planting a so-called seed of money into a ministry is not found in the bible.

      Thanks again Mimi. Peace be to you and yours.

  18. Nestle says:

    T.D. Makes shoukd be on this list. 150 million net worth.

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Nestle! Thanks for your comment – much appreciated. Exactly @ T.D. – he is another slick and false teacher.
      Peace and blessings to you and yours, Nestle.

  19. DeAndre says:

    @ron abbass It appears your major challenge with all these men is that they are “wealthy” and you believe that because they claim they preach the gospel they should not be as wealthy as they are. The universal truth about making money is that it is directly tied to the amount of value you add or offer to people. It does not matter what you do be a banker, a teacher, a real estate agent, a blogger, a pastor, you CANNOT be wealthy if you don’t consistently add value to people’s lives. All these men on your list are adding value on a daily basis to millions of peoples lives, hence you see the direct result of people committing their resources to their personal lives and ministry. There are poor real estate agents, the same way there are poor lawyers, the same way there are poor pastors. Being rich or being poor is not a measure of HOLYNESS TO A GOD, being rich or poor is a direct reflection of how much value you add to people and how many people you are adding value to per time. I would say divorce your mind from their wealth because you believe it’s cos they are pastors, if being a pastor guarantees wealth, trust me everybody would be a pastor including you sir! Bill gate is about the richest man in the world today and simply because you buy a window’s PC and you lack mastery of the OS at the point of sale does not mean Bill Gate has scammed you to be rich. Mind you, most of these same men you say are wealthy today were once poor, they will go back to been poor the millisecond they stop adding value to people’s lives, it does not matter how HOLY they think they are!

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi DeAndre! Thanks for your observations – much appreciated. These pastors are deceived – the blind leading the blind. A prosperity gospel cannot be found in the bible. These fake ministers do not teach/preach the true gospel – the coming Kingdom (government) of God; they fail to teach/preach the commandments, laws, statutes and judgments of God. In addition, they observe pagan festivals, instead of God’s Holy Days (annual Sabbaths) and weekly Sabbath.

      These are the very deceived pastors Messiah alluded to when he stated, “many shall come in my name and shall deceive many”(Matt.24: 5, 11).

      DeAndre, the only value these liars add to the lives of the sheeple is a temporary and materialistic one – it does not lead to eternal life, nor to the Kingdom of God. Messiah will reject these wolves in sheep’s clothing on judgment day (Matt.7: 22 -23).

      More could be said, but I’ll leave it at that. Peace and blessings to you and yours, DeAndre.

      • pasqualena says:

        I just found your site this evening. Wow! You are terribly Judgemental. You spew your idea of the “perfect” brand of Christianity but fail to see that your belief system is just another guy crying “sour grapes” to anyone who will listen. Your forum can be quite dangerous. Whenever someone spouts off regarding this pastor, or that one, I say we have to be wary. Honestly, there are some that I am not crazy about, and some that I think are teaching falsehoods, but I’m NOT calling them out. That is the job of the LORD. I’ve spent a lifetime trying to understand the LORD’S teachings. I find that the more I learn, the less I know. HE is unfathomable, Infinite and He loves His creatures with a fierce love, wanting NO ONE to teach wrongly or to perish. How much do you think it dismays HIM to know the very people who claim to follow HIM are making judgements against others? I don’t personally know those guys whom you seem bent on crushing. I have listened to some of them. Some appear to be legitimate while others make my skin crawl. But I am not going to use this forum or any other to call them out or voice my disgust or for them. It is easy to sit at a computer and launch diatribes at those who disagree with you. That is a very dangerous attitude. I don’t know much, I am not a scholar, but when I hear people knocking one person or another, it is upsetting. We are seeing such behavior each night on the news, or in our own streets. These are dangerous and mimic the chain of events happening in our world today. We will all stand before the the Creator someday, and listen to Almighty God as He reviews the lives of all believers. Yes it will be a different scenario for Non-Believers but I don’t know who they will be. Approach everything with fear and trembling.’ It appears you are very hung up on your church’s doctrine. That doctrine, as I understand from research, is rather new, having been founded in the recent past. If I am wrong about that, I apologize and am sure you will set the record straight. In any case, I don’t understand HOW you can sit in judgement of anyone. Please consider what I am saying. I am reminded of the phrase that admonishes: Judge Not, lest ye be judged.’ I would hope that you would first choose to have fellowship with our Lord. He is so wise and gives good counsel. I wonder what He thinks about all the fussing and feuding that takes place in His name? God is our Creator, He is our Father to those who have confessed our sins, asked for forgiveness and have chosen to follow His much better Way. His divine plan was to send His Son to be a living sacrifice so that anyone who repents may partake in the glory of Heaven and the opportunity to meet Him face to face. Something is missing from what I comprehend in your message. Could it be the Spirit of God? He was sent to the apostles as the Comforter, the voice that speaks to one’s heart in the first century, and also forever more sent to everyone who confesses and repents of their sinful nature and lays one’s life at the feet of Jesus. Following the act of confession and repentance can be truly gut wrenching, but oh, so cleansing. Life can be very hard and at some point everyone experiences some sort of pain and sadness. But the JOY felt when Jesus is invited into one’s life is indescribable. It does not require following one denomination or another. Just follow Jesus. And when the Holy Spirit Indwells a repentant soul, who has been saved by Grace, what joy there is to be experienced. What celebration takes in Heaven, for another lost soul has seen the light to choose the better way to live. It is not an easy life. It can be fraught with troubles, as the Lord demonstrated. For me, it feels like this: I am the epitome of sin but when my Father in heaven looks at me, there standing between us, just like a veil, is my Savior. God the Father sees me, but he sees me through His precious Son and that makes all the difference. The Spirit of the Living God sees His sacrificed Son and then freely sees me as His own. I may have said it poorly because I am not a theologian but I hope you get the gist of my thoughts. Just please be careful. It is one thing to have an opinion; it is another to flaunt that opinion in the face of others and insist they are wrong. Remember, God loves you and He loves the people you are disparaging, as well. . He can be saddened when one whom He loves casts harsh words at another, whom HE also loves. Let HIM do the judging. If you disagree with a particular pastors, simply disassociate yourself from the ones whom you feel are false. But do it in PRIVATE and before THE LORD. Go to HIM with your concerns, ask HIM for WISDOM and let Him speak to your heart. He does that, you know. Just please do not judge. Approach the LORD humbly and ask Him to guide you if you really trust His Wisdom. And once again, take care not to judge. There is a multitude out there in cyber space. Do you really want to be judged by God for perhaps making judgements on others? Let God REVEAL the false teachers in HIS OWN TIME. That is His job, not ours.

      • ron abbass says:

        Hi pasqualena! Thanks for your lengthy commentary – I appreciate it. I didn’t read it all. From the few lines I did read, it is obvious you are a SUN-day, Christmas, Easter keeping Christian.

        If you are NOT keeping the 7th day Sabbath and the great I AM’s annual Sabbath Festivals as recorded in Lev.23, then you are misled and are not grafted into the House of Israel and a true follower of the Messiah.

        Read Exodus 31 verses 16-17 to see the “sign” that marks the true followers of Messiah and those who are obedient to the Creator-God as Messiah was.

        Thanks again, pasqualena. Take good care. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

    • gerard says:

      Wow the best comment so far

  20. GARY.COMSTOCK@HOTMAIL.COM says:

    I imagine you may be a nice man and I give you the grace of you making it to heaven but good luck when it comes to explaining to God why you are so critical of Godly men. You don’t know some of these men well enough to even begin judging them. You are not to judge people. Maybe you can tell them by their fruits but your not looking close enough to see their real fruit. You myswell go ahead and criticize abraham and solomon & Job.why you’re at it, Job was restored with twice as much should we add job to your list also these men were some of the wealthiest men of their day. It takes a lot of money to promote the gospel I’m sure you realize that. If a minister is good at investing his savings or has a successful business to support him whose business is that if he chooses to have a huge mansion.. besides him. I don’t think God would have a problem in asking you to mind your own business. By the way some of the loudest noise makers who criticize men of God that are wealthy, … just drive by the house of some of these men who are critical and you’ll see nice cars and nice homes. If a minister has his own money and wants a 17000 sq foot mansion whose business is that. Do you really think God has a problem with a man of God have a large mansion if thats what he chooses. What are you gonna do when you get to heaven and see your mansion. You might also be very embarrased having to walk on streets of Gold. Are you goin to go to Jesus and complain to him about the streets of Gold. Maybe you should be different from your critical brethren you fellow ship with and take just one man that your critical of like Kenneth Copeland and investigate him read about his history where he came from. Listen to some of his messages, Look and see why at age 80 he’s still preaching the gospel full time. Your criticism of him is in vain and fruitless. If your truly born again you need to ask the Spirit of God about Kenneth Copeland..See what God thinks about him. You know what? if God wanted to put 10 million dollars into your hands or bless you with a huge home I imagine he would have a hard time getting you to take it. I’m sure you may be a nice man but you need to go back and read you bible and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you.
    Gary Comstock

    • ron abbass says:

      Thanks Gary for your commentary – much appreciated. My short response to your misguided comments is the following. All these pastors are deceivers and commandment breakers – they worship the god of this world. And, I agree, the god of this world has given them temporary materialistic goods. Because they are blind, you and their followers will both “fall in the ditch” – not inherit eternal life.

      Gary, the true children of God are those who keep the commandments of God as did Messiah. Check out Ex.20:6; Ex.31:16 -17 and Jn.15:9-10 for confirmation of this.

      May the great I AM, in Messiah’s name, open your eyes and ears to the truth.

      Peace be to you and yours, Gary.

  21. Connie says:

    Dear Mr. Abbass, I agree on a lot of what you say and on the other hand very confused about a lot as well. I love Jesus with all of my heart. I love the Father with EVERYTHING in me and also the Holy Spirit. I agree on the money aspect of what these individuals make. It does bother me. The prosperity message GREATLY bothers me. I have noticed that they are no longer calling it the Prosperity Message, but the GRACE message. I also have noticed that a lot of the teaching/preaching is on healing-that Jesus healed everyone when He walked on the earth and so He wants to heal everyone today as well. I do not believe that. I am disabled. I KNOW that Father God, Jesus, Holy Spirit CAN heal me, HOWEVER what IS God’s Will for my life. His ways are not our ways, His thoughts not ours either-they are much higher then ours. I can ask for healing and I have BUT NOT MY WILL FATHER, BUT YOURS BE DONE. It also seems again that church has become ways and means by which there is a ‘special formula’ in MANY MANY CASES to get God to do what we want. It is all about self. That is cannot tolerate.

    I do have to ask you a few things though . . . . you say that you are student of the Bible. May I ask about your background more in depth please? Did you go to a specific school? Did you do this all on your own? Can you please explain more please? When I was able I went to church on Sunday or Saturday night. I always thought that we are no longer under the law because of what Jesus did for us, we are saved by His Grace HOWEVER we do our best to be obedient to the commandments,etc. because we love the Father, the Jesus, the Holy Spirit KNOWING that our salvation has already been paid for by Jesus death and resurrection. Again, there are many things that you have said that confuse me. Do you have a website? Or your church or synagog (sp?). I just want to understand you better please.

    Thank you. God bless you!

    • Connie says:

      whoops, I’m on your site! 🙂

      • ron abbass says:

        Hi Connie! Sorry to read that you are disabled. May it be the Father’s will, in Messiah’s name, to grant you a healing in time.
        Connie, let me begin answering your questions by stating this biblical fact: Whatever God’s word says “DO”, the Christian/Catholic churches “DON’T DO”. Whatever God’s word says “Don’t Do”, the Christian/Catholic churches “DO”.

        My background – I was born and brought up in a very Catholic family and attended a Catholic school from grade one to nine. We, as children and young teens, were well indoctrinated in Catholic teachings/doctrine.

        As an older teen, I quit attending church. Nonetheless, I got married in a Catholic ceremony when I was 20yrs old. Unfortunately, my wife and I eventually divorced after 14 yrs of marriage.

        At the age of 40, I began an earnest search for the “truth” and I was led, by circumstances and individuals, to the truth of the weekly 7th day Sabbath.

        Connie, I never had a bible up until that time and I purchased a Jerusalem Bible and was given a King James Version. I also bought a Strong’s Concordance with the Hebrew and Greek dictionaries for the KJV bible and began to study the bible for myself.

        Eventually, I discovered, through my studies and searching, that we were to keep and observe the Father’s annual Sabbath Festivals (Holy Days) as recorded in Lev 23. In addition, we are warned not to partake or copy the ways of the “heathen” (observing Christmas, Easter, Halloween, St. Valentine’s day, etc.) These are an abomination to the Father.

        I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly, but left them because of some false and blasphemous doctrines. For instance, like all churches, they taught and preached that the Messiah was the Creator-God (god incarnate).

        Presently, Connie, I do not belong to any organized church or assembly whatsoever. Those institutions are bound to serve the state/nation through their tax-exempt contracts. Thus, their first allegiance is to the nation/state and not to the great I AM, our Father, the Creator-God.

        I keep the weekly Sabbath and annual Holy Day Sabbaths at home. I read the OT and NT as outlined on a Torah-keeping website. Connie, we are to worship the Father in truth and spirit (Jn.4: 23 -24) and our true fellowship is with the Father and his son (1Jn.1:3).

        Lastly Connie, there is no such thing as a “Trinity” in the bible. There are not 3 gods in one. Our Father is the only Creator-God, the great I AM revealed in the bible (Isa.44: 6 – 8). Messiah is his son, born through a virgin birth and the Holy Spirit is the power of our Father to plan, create, influence and move about those creatures and things he has created. The Holy Spirit is not a living, thinking, doing person. The H. S. represents the holy traits and attributes of the Father – i.e. – wisdom, understanding, knowledge, etc.

        Connie, “grace” means pardon for your sins when you get baptized in Messiah’s name and keep his Father’s commandments – you’re under grace. However, if you break the Father commandments, then you are “under the curse of the law” – meaning the punishments that are meted out for transgressing the Father’s law. Eternal death is one of those curses (see Deut.28 for the blessings for keeping the commandments and the rest of the curses).

        Much more could be stated, but this is becoming a novel. I’ll leave it at that.
        Take good care, Connie. Wishing you peace, blessings and healing to you personally, and to yours.
        Ron

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Connie! Thank you for your comments and questions – very much appreciated. This is my website – oops, I just noticed you knew that. I will get back to you later this Sabbath day, God willing.

      Peace and blessings to you and yours, Connie.

  22. Vituia Seymour says:

    I hate Christians. Such lying, thieving, disgraceful scumbags. Hypocrites. Climate deniers, trump supporters, racist, arrogant,ignorant,backwards dealing people who know nothing of the teachings of Christ.

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Vituia! I wasn’t going to approve your comment because it’s a bit over-kill – subversive, to say the least. Nonetheless, thank you for taking the time to comment. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

  23. ODEN says:

    Poor lost souls being fleeced of everything including their dignity

  24. Sherry says:

    You are just as bad as Osteen.

  25. Robert Sandoval says:

    Well , I.pray and hope these so what rich pastors are now dispersing their money to Red Cross and the floods like they should. They have the money, so lets get going!!

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Robert! A great idea – unfortunately, I don’t think that will happen. Thanks for your comment – much appreciated.

      Peace and blessings to you and yours.

  26. Joyce says:

    In this time of need I think that we all need to stop and say God help the people of Texas, don’t talk about thePastors, let God deal with them, I just pray that they open their wallets as all Americans should weather it be 1.00 or ?, especially Hollywood, as they c an we’ll afford, the Madonna’s of this world etc, God Bless Miley Cirus as she is donating and I don’t care about her music and views but she has a heart. Where are the Clintons in this Texas disaster, Pray for them, Greed is so bad and money is the root of all evil. God Bless us all in Jesus name Amen

  27. Willard Cross says:

    Wolves. Apart from true repentanc AND as much restitution as possible, a hot dark place awaits these men in Gehenna. Paul addressed this behaviour directly, as “…making merchendice of the Gospel…”

  28. Betty Webster says:

    Where does all of that money that people give to these pastors on tv go? How do they justify the funds dispersion? Why do they take a certain amount from those funds to support themselves? They are not God’ receiptans of tithes. The money isn’t going to God. Besides. People need to read the bible and see why tithes were started in the Holy Bible. Has it become a means for people to get rich without working? Every one who gets on tv ask for money. If you are doing God’s will, you don’t need money from people. The Bible direct us to be aware of those in sheep’s clothing.
    Pastor B. Webster.

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Betty! Thanks for your comments – much appreciated. When the Jerusalem temple existed, tithes were food items that were to be given to the poor, widow, orphan, stranger and to the priests.

      Peace and blessings to you and yours, Betty.

      • Ron, pleasure to meet you. One question after reading your thoughts on Christians who believe the good news of the gospel as the bible would indicate, it is important to look at the new covenant “we live under” established by the saving blood of Jesus: John 14:6
        New International Version
        Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
        This makes it clear that Jesus “notice I capitalized Gods name” is The only way to God.
        Two:
        1 Timothy 2:5
        New International Version
        For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus
        Jesus is important, this would conclude!
        Read John 1:1-14 and tell me if you can recognize Messiah?
        Thank God for his law and his grace in Jesus Christ!

      • ron abbass says:

        Hi Matthew! Thanks for your comments – much appreciated. Are you suggesting that “Jesus” is “God”? If you are, Matthew, you’ve been bamboozled. The Messiah was not God, as you even noted by stating “the MAN Christ Jesus”. Messiah had the mind of the Creator-God.

        As for the name Jesus, that was invented by the Catholic church, in Latin, the name jesus means “earth pig”. No one knows the exact name of the Messiah – he’s returning with a new name (Rev.3:12).

        BTW, Matthew, the term “word” in Jn.1 -14 is not a person – look up the meaning in Strong’s. The Roman church gave that term (word) a physical gender when, in fact, it can be translated as an “it”. See Tyndale’s bible.

        Take good care, Matthew. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

  29. Good morning Ron,

    Either we believe that the New Testament is true or just a lie, just like the the Lord God our Father and Christ Jesus, also described as diety through the attributes shared with God the Father.
    Either we believe that God is omnipresent as the Old Testament and (Torah) suggestes or that is also a lie, I willl add verses below.
    We also notice God is one Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel! Yahweh is our God, Yahweh is one [echad]!”
    God is also more than one, Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” I will describe God and Jesus here as the Holy Spirit is another study and would make for a novel.

    Isaiah 7:14
    Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (God with us)

    As John 1:14
    14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (Dwelling is Greek for tabernacle) (Word, logos through all that was made theos divine through Jesus as the rest of John 1 and Genesis 1 asserts)

    God dwelt in Yayshua Jesus without being God over all as these verses indicate and below.

    Colossians 2:9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,

    These verses illustrate below how Gods glory filled Mt Sinai, the earthly tabernacle simultaneously as well as the Heavens, just as Christ Jesus, Holy Spirit and God. Just like marriage God, husband and wife leaving and cleaving… Genesis “our” image! The triune relationship just can’t be ignored.

    Exodus 40:33-38
    33 Then Moses set up the courtyard around the tabernacle and altar and put up the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard. And so Moses finished the work.
    34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
    36 In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; 37 but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted. 38 So the cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.

    1 Kings 8:27 “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built! (Jesus the temple destroyed and rebuilt in three days)

    How does a man like Solomon hear from God, through the Holy Spirit and this is how we hear and know God today and his Word forever Amen.
    When Gods temple, his diety dwells in the temple/tabernacle his Glory is shown. As Jesus was crushed for our transgressions the Glory of the Lord left the earthly tabernacle, but was raised in the third day. When Jesus ascended to heaven with the father he indeed left the helper Holy Spirit for us and will be back to judge and take us believers up! God dwelt in the temple and his Glory dwells on earth by the Holy Spirit.

    God bless you brother and every other child of God!

    • I made a typo above, God dwelt both in Yeshua and the heavens, not just Jesus Yeshua… oops see how much Grace I need 😀

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi Matthew! Thanks again for your comments and scriptures. I’m fully aware of the texts you referenced. I’ll just make a couple of comments. Firstly, in Gen.1:26 there are no Hebrew terms for “let us”. Even if there were, that text does not state that “God” is more than one.

      Please notice in verse 27, it was the Creator-God, the great I AM, who you refer to as “Yahweh”, it was he alone, who did all the creating. In addition, this is also confirmed in the 4th commandment.

      Secondly, Isa.44:6-8 states “…besides me there is no god”. In Isa.45:5-6 it states the same thing.

      Lastly, the word trinity is not in the bible, neither does the Creator claim to be a 3 in 1 god. Messiah was/is a man, The Father ( I AM) is the Creator and the Holy Spirit is NOT a person but represents the holy and sacred attribute, characteristics and traits of the Father — they do not represent 3 gods.

      Thanks again Matthew. Take good care. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

  30. Hello Ron, I’ll say this. If Christ is the messiah, I believe that imposes a heavy burden only God could carry towards the salvation of man. I believe along with those implications “as the messiah” there is more that Jesus is as messiah as to have the power to fulfill the Torah and save.
    Blessings

  31. Brett Hickey says:

    You are right about the prosperity gospel!

    Colossians 2:16-17, “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.”

    Galatians 5:4, “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.”

  32. Sharon King says:

    What does a pastor do with $750.0000?

    • Nelson Hernandez says:

      What do you mean !!!!! Followers of Jesus should have $750,000 and more or should they be poor for GOD to work thru them. GOD BLESS those that put their Life in his Mighty Hands .

  33. Barbara Swanson says:

    Theses Pastors are God fearing men of God. When they teach it is from God’s word.
    There is no deception…

  34. Nelson Hernandez says:

    The world likes to be entertaining so Let it “BE”

  35. Robert Nance says:

    He will not allow these people in the kingdom.
    They should be ashamed. I don’t understand how people that consider themselves Christians can follow these preachers. Read your Bibles, people.

  36. Diane M Andrews says:

    Just another medicine man. He can no longer tell you what “GOD” or “Jesus” says than you or me.
    These people are false prophets to steal your money.
    READ THE BIBLE YOURSELF.
    Did you ever notice how rich these people are because you think that they have more power than you?
    When you pray and don’t get an answer…….do you actually think that the Lord listens to the moneymonger that steals $60,000,000.00 or more a year from you?
    When I was a kid, my sister and I were awarded $.40 (that is .40 cents) for ice cream.
    The Catholic nuns came for donations and our mother gave them the $.40 cents to save her soul.
    We never got the ice cream? GOD Bless the Children?

  37. gerard says:

    you are not God to judge people and called them names Matthew 7:3 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye ? one to

  38. Donald Hutchinson says:

    I think all these greedy Organization should be stripped of its wealth, which is gain by exploit, and con and should be use to build Schools, Hospitals, community centers, and give back to the people, ,Salvation is not for sale, and the Word of God does not have a price,

  39. debby vavrek says:

    if you are not blessed how can you bless others? Besides, it is not the one dollar or one trillion dollars that matters , it matters where your heart is . If you let yourself be led by His spirit, and not your own understanding, you will do the right thing regardless of the amount

  40. debby vavrek says:

    Thank God, when the Day of the Lord comes it wont be your or my theology or lack of it, that will be judged , but what will matter is what we do , how we act. When it is ALL SAID and done, this is what will matter : I was hungry and you gave my food, I was in prison you visited me, etc. There will always be some disagreement , we are all different, we see things differently, and that is ok. We have a brain, it makes us think, it makes us act , in a certain way. Otherwise we would just be robots .

  41. John says:

    My opinion is short and sweet. God WILL judge ALL of us and if ONE soul is won for the Kingdom with any amount of money, it is worth it! Thank you Lord for the business man who spent some of his riches on an outing for youth that eventually led to my salvation! Praise be to God!

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi John! Thanks for your comment – much appreciated. I would like to point out that, when it comes to the bible, opinions are not biblical truth/facts. However, you are entitled to your own opinion. No offence intended John.

      Peace and blessings to you and yours.

      • John says:

        Is there a part of my opinion that you find to not be rooted in Biblical truth or fact? Do you disagree with the fact that God will judge us all or that a soul won to the Kingdom is priceless? Also, I do not get offended, as that would be allowing one other than God to have control over me. I am truly trying to understand your stance here but do not find enough information to see where you are truly coming from. What is it that angers you? Thanks for taking the time to respond as I feel this type of conversation can be constructive. God Bless!

      • ron abbass says:

        Hi John! Thanks again for your response. If you notice in your first comment you stated that a business man led you to your salvation. No one is saved as yet. They won’t know until the Messiah’s returns. John, I assume you’re a Sunday-keeper and one who observes Christmas, Easter, New Years, Halloween, etc. If you are, you are definitely not a true follower of the true Messiah, nor are you on the road to eternal salvation (eternal life).

        Peace and blessings to you and yours, John.

        Check this out John. https://ronabbass.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/sabbath-day-ex-20-8-11-word-the-test-commanment-youre-either-obeying-satan-or-the-creator-god/

  42. John says:

    Hi Ron! First let me say that the link is an interesting read. Be careful with your assumptions! While my family is historically “Sunday-Keepers”, as you call them, I do not subscribe to the theory that Sunday is the Holy day. Nor do I believe that Saturday is the Holy day. I believe that a true relationship with God requires a daily reverence to both the Creator and His Word. I also believe that the Word provides us with a very clear set of instructions for Salvation. From Romans 10; 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness [that is] from the law: “The person who does [this] will live by it.” 6 But the righteousness from faith speaks like this: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?'” (that is, to bring Christ down), 7 or “Who will descend into the abyss?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near to you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim), 9 that if you confess with your mouth “Jesus [is] Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For [there] is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same [Lord] [is] Lord of all, who is rich to all who call upon him. 13 For “everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”
    I am curious, what do you believe is the basis for salvation?
    Note of correction, I did not say that a businessman led me to my salvation. I said he funded an outing for youth that laid the groundwork for me to eventually receive my salvation. As far as you saying that no one is saved…for that to be true then part of the Word of God would have to be a lie and we both know that is not the case.
    On a side note, what does new years have to do with religion?

    God Bless!

    • ron abbass says:

      Hi John! Once again I thank you for your commentary. Since you stated the topic on the Sabbath day was “an interesting read” and failed to discern the biblical truth, and because you believe (an opinion) that the 7th day of the week (Saturday) is not a holy day, I see no reason to engage any further regarding this matter.

      Take care, John. Best wishes in your journey. Peace and blessings to you and yours.
      Ron

      Afterthought: Check these scripts out John. (Gen.2: 2-3)
      2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
      3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

      And this one, John. (Ex.20:5 -6
      for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
      And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

      • John says:

        Thank you for the time that you have taken to engage me in conversation. I think that your rigidity regarding where you are comfortable taking a conversation goes well with someone who believes that they live under the Law and that Jesus has not bought and paid for our Salvation with his life. By that rationale, If we live under the Law then Jesus life, crucifixion, and resurrection is meaningless. 1 Peter 2:24 “who our sins himself did bear in his body, upon the tree, that to the sins having died, to the righteousness we may live; by whose stripes ye were (saved) healed &(delivered) (literally translated from Hebrew), That brings me back to my question above if you will indulge me…what do you believe IS the basis for salvation?

        Thanks again and God Bless!

      • ron abbass says:

        John, I wasn’t going to respond to your question since, you should have perceived I am a follower of true Messiah – he kept the commandments of his father.

        If you are truly interested, in knowing what my very basic “basis” for one’s salvation (to be in the first resurrection), you will read the following brief bible verses. Here they are in order: Rev.12:17; 14:12; and 22:14. In addition, one MUST BE BAPTIZED.

        John, may the great I AM, the Creator-God, in Messiah’s name, grant you understanding

        Peace and blessings to you and yours.

  43. John says:

    Thank you again for your time. I will continue to study God’s word and pray that you will do the same. Just remember that NO MAN come to the Father but through Jesus. BTW…Don’t forget about all the other books in the Bible as it is a COMPLETE work. God Bless and keep you and may the light of His countenance shine upon you!

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