Hagee Bandwagons on Financial Crisis

Despite a heart operation at the start of this month, Pastor John Hagee has found the time and energy to knock off a new book: a predictably opportunistic tome entitled Financial Armageddon. Christian Retailing has the background:

To be released Nov. 11 by Strang’s current events/political imprint, FrontLine, the book was written in less than three weeks after the recent banking crash.

In Financial Armageddon, Hagee—senior pastor of 19,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio—addresses the origins of the global oil and economic crises as well as how readers can protect their personal finances.

Amazon provides the blurb:

…In Financial Armageddon, successful businessman and pastor John Hagee addresses the subject of global oil and economic crisis head on, demonstrating clearly that God has much to say about both the current oil and economic crises and our personal finances in general.

Christians like every other American should know how these issues are going to affect their personal finances. But even more important to consider as Christians is this: What does God have to say about global events affecting America and the world, and what advice does He give to His children for avoiding the devastation of financial collapse? God has already revealed the information we need to understand how Bible prophecy intersects with world events, and has given us an investment manual for knowing how to manage our personal finance. It is the Word of God! As you read, remember that God has promised to bless His people. Rest assured that God is in control. You can have peace and financial security even when the world seems to be collapsing around you. Rather than hit the panic button, concentrate on finding ways to glorify God in the way you live. Trust our Heavenly Father He will never let you down.

Hagee has been predicting an economic meltdown for a long time. If his new book is true to form, it will not be not be a measured discussion of the need to avoid excessive debt; instead, get ready for a baroque conspiracy theory about how the world’s financial system has been manipulated by the Illuminati for the benefit of the Anti-christ’s New World Order:

The Illuminati were a super secret organization of international financial power brokers in Europe, who had as their goal a worldwide economic power, and they would rule the world through economic wealth…

Now here are the four things that have to happen before the New World Order can come to power. One, there must be the destruction of the economic system, the monetary system.

It may be shocking to you but I believe that America’s economic problems are not created by market conditions, they are planned and orchestrated to devalue and to destroy the value of the dollar.

It was done by an unseen government that I’ll discuss later in this message.

…Our economic destiny is controlled by the Federal Reserve system that is now headed by Alan Greenspan.  Think about this.  It is not a government institution.  It is controlled by a group of Class A stockholders including the Rothschilds of Europe and the David Rockerfellers of America…

(Hat tip: Religion Blog of the Dallas Morning News)

T.D. Jakes: Chicken Soup for the Soul

From the T.D. Jakes Devotional and Journal (Day 233):

Isn’t a hero someone who puts himself at risk to help someone else?…I wonder if some of the men and women whom we say “failed” actually tarnished their records by having the courage to climb high enough to take the risks that others would not be willing to take…in order to help others.

From the Lusaka Times:

RENOWNED American televangelist TD Jakes who was expected in Zambia and was scheduled to officiate at the Africa Global Summit has postponed his coming for fear of a mysterious disease that was reported last week to have killed some people.

Efforts by summit organizers to reassure Bishop Jakes and his team through the ministry of Health, Foreign Affairs and American embassy in Zambia that there was no such a disease in the country proved futile.

Apparently a Zambian woman died last month of a rat fever, and she passed the disease on to medical staff in South Africa. According to an earlier report, Jakes had planned “to meet the presidential hopefuls in an effort to maintain the prevailing peace ahead of this month’s presidential election.” He had been invited by Nevers Mumba, an evangelist and former Vice President of the country.

Many commentators to the Times website are rather scathing:

Am shocked that he has refused to come. When God sent Jonah to go preach, Jonah hid and ended up being swallowed by the fish and then he finally went…

“You will walk on snakes and the poison will do you no harm……”.A man of God lives by the words of scripture but what TD Jakes has done just confirms that he reads more of news papers than the word.You shall know them by their fruits…

 you can imagine the so called imitators or followers of Christ scampering away on the suggestion of a “mysterious” disease. These are faith healers by the way. This is the breed of people in the likes of Nevers Mumba. You shall know them by the fruit of their works. Watch your money when you are buying these tickets for TD Jakes & his circus clowns.