Creflo Dollar, the televangelist who was recently criticized for asking supporters to fund the purchase of a $65 million private jet, has said that there is no such thing as the prosperity gospel.
Speaking on the show “Your World with Creflo,” the evangelist said that money belongs to God, not man.
“There is no such thing as the prosperity gospel. It’s the gospel of grace…The money in my pocket is not mine, it’s God’s,” Dollar said.
“He is the source behind everything we have that is good. He loves to be trusted. He loves to be the one that you lean on. He loves to be the one you rely on. And he wants to be the one you lean on and rely on first.”
As previously reported, Dollar asked 200,000 supporters to donate $300 each to buy a $65 million private jet for use in ministry. The evangelist went under fire for the campaign, which was later canceled.
Creflo was actually surrounded by criticism from many fronts.
In a blog post, Kirk Franklin said,
“When a pastor wants people to buy him a private plane while a missionary in Somalia bathes children with sores, that’s a shortage of character. When I camouflage my ‘greeds’ to look like “needs,” that’s a shortage of character.”
Creflo has admitted that evil comes in the front door for various intentions. Watch:
Check out this gallery of Church leaders who battled legal issues:
Church Leaders with Legal Problems
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1. Pastor Creflo Dollar1 of 9
2. Pastor Juan McFarland2 of 9
3. Bishop Eddie Long3 of 9
4. Dr. Henry Lyons4 of 9
5. Rev. Jesse Jackson5 of 9
6. Roman Catholic priest John Geoghan6 of 9
7. Ted Haggard7 of 9
8. Bishop Thomas Weeks8 of 9
9. Cedric Eugene Cuthbert9 of 9