Are we tipping God now? A 90-Day challenge Ed Young calls "The Tipping Point" has become the latest way to twist Scripture, and folks at his Megachurch are being fleeced for the promise of God's blessings - or your money back.
How many parents who are praying for an ill child will lose more than just their cash in this transaction? Do they understand that Jesus did not promote health, wealth and prosperity, but rather trials, persecution and hatred toward them on account of Him?
Here are the details of what is becoming a very common practice among prosperity messages:
Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, led by Pastor Ed Young, has launched a 90-Day Challenge, encouraging members of the multi-campus megachurch to put God to the test by "bringing (their) tithes and offerings to the House."
"Each of us has a unique opportunity to be a part of the incredible life change happening around us at Fellowship Church by bringing our tithes and offerings to the House," reads a description of the 90-Day Challenge. "If you are not tithing already, the 90-Day Challenge is the best place to start. We commit to you that if you tithe for 90 days and God doesn't hold true to his promise of blessings, we will refund 100 percent of your tithe."
The campaign, tied to a sermon series titled, "The Tipping Point," references Malachi 3:10 in the New Living Translation: "'Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,' says the LORD of Heaven's Armies, 'I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!'"
The first part of "The Tipping Point" sermon series was presented by guest preacher Brad White on the weekend of June 7. White is the senior pastor of LifePoint Church in Tampa, Florida, and also a board member at Fellowship Church.
"In this series that Pastor Ed Young has called 'The most provocative series of the year,' we'll learn just what it takes to reach the tipping point in the life God has given us. And we'll discover how one small change in our lives can cause unbelievable momentum that lasts forever!" it states on fellowshipchurch.org.
In his sermon titled, "First Things First," Pastor White preached about finding financial freedom in God's protection and provision by putting God first in every area of one's life. Watch White's "First Things First" sermon online at fellowshipchurch.com.