Hinn Joins Dollar in Missing Senate’s Tax Inquiry Deadline

Prosperity Gospel Preachers Under Fire

Two of the 6 televangelists being investigated by the Senate Finance Committee have refused to meet a Thursday deadline to turn in financial documents.

Only Joyce Meyer Ministries of Fenton, Mo., has provided the detailed financial and board oversight information sought by Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee.

This from the Associated Press:

A second Christian ministry is refusing to meet a Thursday deadline for a Senate investigation into preachers’ salaries, perks and travel, The Associated Press has learned.

Benny Hinn of World Healing Center Church Inc. and Benny Hinn Ministries of Grapevine, Texas, said in a statement to the AP on Thursday that he will not respond to the inquiry until next year.

A lawyer for preacher Creflo Dollar of World Changers Church International in suburban Atlanta had said Wednesday that the investigation should be referred to the IRS or the Senate panel should get a subpoena for the documents.

Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, sent lengthy questionnaires a month ago to six ministries so he could review whether pastors were complying with IRS rules that bar excessive personal gain through tax-exempt work.

Only Joyce Meyer Ministries of Fenton, Mo., has provided the detailed financial and board oversight information sought by Grassley.

Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said in a Wednesday conference call with reporters that he “can’t be impressed” by the argument from some of the preachers that the IRS already monitors them, because his past inquiries have unearthed information that the IRS never knew.

All the ministries preach a form of Word of Faith theology, known as prosperity gospel, which teaches that God wants believers to reap material rewards for their faith.

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8 thoughts on “Hinn Joins Dollar in Missing Senate’s Tax Inquiry Deadline

  1. There is such a thing as hell and without Christ we are all headed there, but these guys have no right to use the name of Jesus to get rich. Its a ridiculous notion found nowhere in scripture.

  2. I think it is High Time that men of God STAND UP and speak the truth in love in response to what the Bible says about proper Christian conduct and how a Man of God should be an example to the Church and the unbeliever.First of all I believe the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the Son of God,That Jesus was born of a Virgin,That Jesus died on the cross of Calvary to provide redemption from sin,and that Jesus rose on the 3rd. day.And I also believe that Jesus Christ is THE ONLY WAY in which a man can find Salvation and eternal life and apart from faith in Jesus Christ men will be judged by God who is Holy to an eternity in Hell for their wickedness and sin.I also believe what the Lord said in
    John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Only those who are Born Again will be saved form God’s wrath and eternal torment in hell.

    Secondly the Bible clearly states that we are to consider all things by the Word of God so that we know how the Man of God should conduct himself.And the word of God says in 2 Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    And the word of truth is what we are to use to conduct our lifes.And if one studies God word they will find In 2nd Timothy 3:16-17:
    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    17: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

    Gods word is profitable for many wonderful things and here in particular 4 Things. 1-For doctrine 2-For reproof 3-For correction 4-For instruction in righteousness

    And these 4 Things are provided by God to us for a reason because without sound doctrine,without reproof,without correction and without instruction in rightousness
    Then v:17 would not be correct which says:
    17: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

    So when some suggest that someone is judging by agreeing with what Senator Grassley is bringing out in the open about these Pastors lifestyles.It has been reported in the US press that some of these 6 ministries Pastors under public scrunity that they fly in Cessana Jets,drive Rolls Royces and Bentley Convertables,live in Mansions worth from 2 Million Dollars up to 10 Million Dollars,stay in Presidentalial Suites for a sum of one Thousand Dollars up to Ten Thousand Dollars a night.One of these 6 Pastors when asked on CNN IF THEY BELIEVED JESUS WOULD AGREE TO THEM HAVING A ROLLS ROYCE? HE SAID “YES Jesus would agree”

    So when we look at what is taking place with Senator Grassley,s requested inquiry on ministries such as Benny Hinn,Keneth Copeland,Crefflo Dollar Joyce Myers and others and in light of the scandal at Oral Roberts University where as even the President Richard Roberts resigned on Friday after his accountant informed the world that he was instructed to “cook the books” by Richard Roberts himself and the accountant was Fired.

    And when you take into account that these 6 ministries teach false teachings that I Quote..”We are all little gods” and that we have the power to create through our words,and the Properity Gospel.Perhaps one is being judgemental if you think that Doctrine Reproof,Correction and Instruction in Rightousness is not an appropiate measure to be guided by not only in these 6 Pastors ministries but in any Christian ministries.And let me ask have you really dug into what The Word of Faith Movement teaches?I suggest that any one reading this finds out and become aware of what these ministries teach.The choice is yours.

    It’s about time that MEN OF GOD STAND UP and speak the word of truth in love and through Gods Word find Doctrine and Reproof false teachers and bring Correction so that people are not mislead and bring Instruction in righteousness so that people wiil be aware of what is happening.

    I am an ordained Pentecostal minister in Regent Park -St. Jamestown Toronto.And I have a duty as a watchman of the church God has called me to lead.Here are some scriptures to that warn us of the very things we are talking about.

    2nd.Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
    2: And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
    3: And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

    1 Timothy 4:1: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

    1rst Timothy 6:3-11 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
    4: He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
    5: Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
    6: But godliness with contentment is great gain.
    7: For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
    8: And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
    9: But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
    10: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
    11: But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

    1rst Peter 5:2: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
    3: Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

    If anyone would like to discuss what My views are on any of the above statements or on the bible in general,please feel free to respond to this email… Pastor Mike Grady info@mgrady.net

  3. Please do not let those six ministries off the hook and take all necessary steps to get the requested financial information. It will take government intervention to ensure that tax laws are not being broken. There are too many examples where ministries were financilly outside of the tax laws. I don’t believe that congregations can find out what going on with the church’s finances. The Leadership is too strong and people tend to be too trusting of someone wearing a cloth.

  4. Ministers of satan have been fleecing the flock of God for generations through telling lies about the Word of God in order to generate money. Now the TRUTH is coming out and these corrupt money-motivated Sunday paycheck preachers are being exposed. In regards to tithing, the question is not what is someone’s opinion or interpretation of Malachi 3:10. The question is what does the Word of God say about Malachi 3:10 and other scriptures concerning the tithe? The Word of God is the truth and the Word of God addresses tithing. The tithe COMMAND in the Bible was part of the LAW which was given by GOD to the ISRAELITES through Moses, had to do specifically with the produce of the land and the livestock (NOT MONEY), and can be found in the Old Testament (Leviticus 27:30-34) (Numbers 18:20-32) (Deuteronomy 14:22-29) and the New Testament (Hebrews 7:5). Hebrews 7:5 states “ And verily they that are of the SONS OF LEVI who receive the office of the PRIESTHOOD have a COMMANDMENT to take TITHES of the people according to the LAW, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham”. Jesus referred to the Law in Matthew 23:23 as he spoke of the scribes and Pharisees tithe of the produce of the land (mint, anise and cummin), and Jesus also spoke of the Law in Luke 11:42 as he spoke of the Pharisees tithe of the produce of the land (mint, rue and all manner of herbs). The Israelites followed the LAW which required them to tithe the produce of the land and the livestock as stated in Deuteronomy 14:22-29 and Malachi 3:7-12. The tithe was for the ISRAELITES and it was NOT MONEY. How do you give money? FREEWILL GIVING, which has NO PERCENTAGE placed upon the giver, as shown by Jesus in Mark 12:41-44 as there were NO PERCENTAGES placed on those giving to the treasury, and also stated by the Apostle Paul in 2nd Corinthians 9:7, as Paul said “EVERY MAN according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver”. The Apostle Paul said that no one is to give out of necessity, which is the Greek word anagke (an-ang-kay’), which is defined as constraint, and a person is not to give out of having constraints placed on them to give. People are under no command to give any other way than as they purpose in their hearts to give as God has prospered them. The Apostle Paul did not teach the tithe and there are no records in the New Testament showing that the Apostle Paul paid tithes to anyone while following Jesus Christ, and there are no records in the New Testament of anyone in the Church of Jesus Christ paying tithes to anyone, or taking tithes from anyone.

    Hebrews chapter 7 verse 5 states: And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham. This verse proves unequivocally that the Levitical priests have a command from God to take tithes from the Israelites. Numbers chapter 18 verse 21 states (God speaking to Aaron): And behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. Numbers chapter 18 verse 26 states (God speaking to Moses): Thus speak unto the Levites and say unto them, when ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then shall ye offer up an heave offering of it for the Lord, even a tenth part of the tithe. These verses verify the command of God to the Israelites, Levites, and Levite priests, where the Israelites were commanded to tithe the produce of the land and the livestock to the Levites and Levite priests, and the Levites and Levite priests were commanded to tithe to the Lord out of what they received from the Israelites. The commands in God’s Word regarding tithes are for the Levite priests, Levites, and Israelites only. No so-called Christian preacher has a command from God to take tithes from Christians, Israelites, or anyone else, and no Christian has a command from God to pay tithes to a so-called Christian preacher. The money motivated Sunday paycheck preachers throughout the world are doing something that God has not commanded them to do, just like Nadab and Abihu did when they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, which was doing something that the Lord had not commanded them to do, and they were slain by the Lord as a result. Sunday paycheck preachers place an obligation on Christians to pay them tithes, which is definitely against what the Apostle Paul said in 2nd Corinthians chapter 9 verse 7, where the Apostle Paul stated: Every man as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. The Apostle Paul said that no Chistian is to give out of necessity, which is the Greek word anagke (an-ang-kay’), which is defined as constraint, and when a person is constrained to do something, the person is forced or obligated to do something, and Sunday paycheck preachers who place an obligation on Christians to pay them tithes are going totally against what the Apostle Paul said in 2nd Corinthians chapter 9 verse 7. Christians are under no command to give any other way than as they purpose in their hearts to give as God has prospered them. The Apostle Paul did not teach the tithe, and there are no records in the New Testament showing that the Apostle Paul paid tithes to anyone while following Jesus Christ, and there are no records in the New Testament of anyone in the Church of Jesus Christ paying tithes to anyone, or taking tithes from anyone. The reason that the tithe was not taught was because the tithe is not for the Church. The tithe is for the Levites, Levite priests and the Israelites and this is proven in the Word of God.
    The Babylonian empire, under the leadership of King Nebuchadnezzar, destroyed Jerusalem and the temple in 586BC. Judah was taken away captive into Babylon and the Babylonian empire was eventually defeated and replaced by the Persian empire. Cyrus, the king of Persia, issued a decree in 538BC that permitted the jews to return to their homeland and rebuild the temple, of which, the return was completed in three stages. The first stage in 538BC, the second stage in 457BC, and the third stage in 444BC. The rebuilding of the temple was completed in 516BC, and the temple was dedicated in 516BC. The book of Malachi was written around 430BC to 420BC, and the content of the book of Malachi shows that the temple had been rebuilt. The book of Malachi shows that the Levitical priests and the Levites were handling all matters related to the temple as commanded by God, and the sacrifices and feasts had been reinstituted. The knowledge of the law had been reintroduced to the people through Ezra in the years 457BC to 455BC, which can be found in Ezra chapter 7 verses 10,14,25,26. The book of Malachi shows that the Levitical priests had backslid, as well as the Israelites had backslid, which occured around the year 433BC. The Levitical priests were offering blemished sacrifices and the Israelites were neglecting the tithes that they were required to give the Levites as their inheritance, of which the Levites were required to give a tenth, or tithe, of the tithes that they received from the Israelites to the Lord. The Israelites were neglecting offerings also, and the marriage covenant was being violated when the Israelite men began marrying pagan women.
    Sunday paycheck preachers use Malachi chapter 3 verses 8 through 10 in order to generate guaranteed baseline income, and Malachi chapter 3 verses 6 through 12 prove that God was clearly speaking to the Israelites. In verse 6 the Lord states that he is speaking to the sons of Jacob, who are the Israelites which includes the priests. In verse 9 God tells the Israelites through Malachi that they are cursed with a curse because they have robbed God, even the whole nation of Israel, which is proven in the latter part of the verse which states: even this whole nation, meaning the nation of Israel, who, as I stated, are the Israelites. The Israelites were robbing God in tithes, because they were to tithe the produce of the land and the livestock in order to feed the Levites, strangers, fatherless, and widows, as stated in Deuteronomy chapter 14 verses 28 and 29, which runs right alongside Malachi chapter 3 verse 10, in which Gods tells the Israelites to bring all of the produce of the land and livestock into the storehouse so that there may be meat, or in other words, food in Gods House, and then the Lord tells the Israelites to prove him now herewith, if he will not open them the windows of heaven and pour them out a blessing that there will be not enough room to receive it. In verse 12 God tells the Israelites through the Malachi that all nations will call them blessed, and they will be a delightsome land, which proves conclusively that God is speaking to the Israelites in Malachi chapter 3 verse 10, also proving the command of God to the Levites, Levite priests and Israelites in Numbers chapter 18 verses 21 and 26, and Hebrews chapter 7 verse 5. Now you know the truth about tithes according to the Word of God and not man. The ministers of satan are definitely going to lose because Jesus Christ stated clearly in Matthew chapter 7 verses 22 and 23 these words: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (This what is going to happen to the ministers of satan.)

  5. I am extremely disapoined of those who claim to be pastor and ministers of the Word of God! Christ is suppose to be seen through us but yet you guys are here gossiping against the Men and Women of God. Isn’t God suppose to be doing the judging? It is written, “Do not judge, or you will be judged.”

    I suggest all of you guys to read and study Mathew 7:1-6 and 1st Corinthians chapter 13, the whole thing which explains what LOVE is. It is also written, “Faith without deeds is dead.” We can’t no longer just be “knowers” of the Word Of God but workers! Judging someone that you have no proof of them comitting is clearly going against the Word Of God and its a shame that some of ya’ll are here telling the word that ya’ll are pastors. Im suprised you even told veiwers that.

    Some may take this as disrespect but please dont take this the wrong way. I am telling you this for your own sake my the “put ya’ll out there.” May God Bless You and Show You The Way

    Love You in Christ

  6. I do not have a problem with any minister getting paid and recieving perks. I dont see anyone yelling for Donald Trump if he has cars or planes and no one yells because we pay sports player an enourmous amount of money or if movie or tv stars are throw money on stupid thing but if a man or women of God has this things they are crocks WHY? and anyway what happened to separation of Church and State or is that only in play when they are bashing the churc.

  7. wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I think I’ll go back to my Catholic church!
    I’ll continue to help people ( no charge )
    Respect and hold dear what my parents thaught me since a little girl, and as my son says (14 years old) “I Blame Society” The education system has fallen apart, let’s wake up to how we are to encourage these young people toward the future. What do I answer my son….???? Alien / God? new planet living on MARS? I want a Christian College in my city. Preferably taught by Jesus!!! and Jesus only!!!!This teaching of morals…. children need a mother and a father preferably their biological ones… and by the number of families separated, broken up…. all because they don’t care to FIND THE RIGHT SOLUTION…???!!!

    I’ve seen and heard all kinds, the question remains what do we do for a living? THE BIBLE ABSOLUTELY HAS ALL OUR ANSWERS I loved teaching the word of God to the second graders… I felt alive… the church limited the class to l hr. aweek one year…. the next year totaly removed. I moved my family to a seemingly larger property in hopes that we’d expand an addition for the purpose of INVITING THIS LITTLE CLASS to my home and develop a fellowship as well with their parents… I was crushed when found out they dismantled that ministry…and my home is still in the renovation zone.

    I have questions, lots still to say, ….Stop buying with credit cards, stop, refuse to acctept store cards…. PLEASE STOP THE DEVELOPMENT OF the micro chip in the palm or forehead…. THERE is too big of a gap between school and church as it is what about those kids that know not? WHERE DO WE BEGIN WITH SMART 14 year olds?

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