As someone who is involved in setting up Christian TV channels, I feel it is important to state that FINANCIAL REALITIES DO NOT TRUMP GOD’S COMMANDS NOT TO BE PARTNERS WITH FALSE PROPHETS/TEACHERS.
In other words, just because a certain preacher can raise a lot of money from people on TV and can pay handsomely for TV time, does not mean that it is God’s will that his or her message be heard on TV.
The influence of Television is Massive. True Christians SHOULD be aiming to get hold of this medium. It is the best medium right now for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world.
But what Satan has done is this: he has poisoned the chalice of much of Christian television. Instead of being a pure stream of God, it has become many times a kind of haven for false prophets, false teachers, religious politicians, carnal compromisers, men pleasers and others money hungry people who suppose that godliness is a means of gain, and that huge influence is proof of God’s blessing.
If someone is teaching heresy, and those in charge of a Christian channel come to know it, IF they continue to allow it on their channel, then THEY ARE PARTNERS WITH THE FALSE TEACHER.
If someone comes on TV using deception and false prophecies to pull money out of people’s pockets, and those overseeing the channel don’t stop it, then THEY ARE PARTNERS WITH THESE LYING FALSE PROPHETS.
What should it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul? We need to fear God. Better for our TV channels to go down than to depend on false prophets and false teachers for their financial viability.
How can Christian TV networks tolerate the presence of someone like
John Hagee who is now selling a book in which he claims that Jesus is not the Messiah to the Jews?!? How can Christian TV networks tolerate the serial polygamists who get up there telling people how to live and why they should send their money in? Why is it that some popular TV preachers can AGAIN and AGAIN make demonstrably false prophecies which do not come to pass , and yet are never called to account by those who can deny them a platform to the masses? Could it POSSIBLY have something to do with the fact that these people are giving people what their itching ears want to hear? Could it have to do with money? Could it be that it is now considered that THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS and as long as we can have a big voice to the world, it matters not if we have integrity?
If it has come to that, then God help us. The harlot church is on the airwaves, waiting for someone in your home to tune in.
We have to pray about this, and act. We need uncompromising Christian TV whose producers and executive love the TRUTH more than financial viability itself.
God is well able to raise up even a small handful of people who can finance God’s message to go to the entire world. It is nothing for God to make a man even a billionaire, if it so pleases Him. Let us pray then for the true gospel to go forth on the airwaves and for powerful purveyors of error to be soundly REBUKED, that THEIR MOUTHS SHOULD BE SHUT.
“Tit 1:10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
Tit 1:11 WHOSE MOUTHS MUST BE STOPPED, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain. “