Leaving the NAR Church: Dylan's story

Leaving the NAR Church: Dylan's story

"I had the most painful conversation with my wife that night that I've ever had when she got home, and I knew that we had to move out of town and leave Pentecostalism..."

Oftentimes I've found that psychological abuse goes hand-in-hand with the hierarchy model of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). The emotional and spiritual abuse from Dylan's Australian church (not to mention the false teaching), was so intense that he packed his wife and five children up and moved away.  Australia is rife with New Apostolic Reformation and its mystical teachings.  

Dylan gives us an inside glimpse at the heartache of his small-town church. Make that former church.

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Creflo Dollar removes posts claiming Jesus died to give us “financial prosperity”

I am a huge proponent of screencap. Capturing an image before a false teacher or wolf or talk show host or author realizes he’s been caught peddling falsehoods is often the only way sheep will realize just how deceitful their beloved Christian celebrities really are.  So when I saw that someone had captured yet another horrific, blasphemous lie on social media this morning, I just about fainted:  “Jesus bled and died for us so that we can lay claim to the promise of financial prosperity.”

And the hashtags #ProsperityInChrist, #WealthyLiving and #AbundantLife.

Screencap is good, but being a Berean is better. I had to check this out for myself. I could not find Creflo Dollar’s statement on his Facebook or Twitter profiles. But I did find an article by Andy Walton on Christian Today, confirming that Team Creflo indeed removed the post after hundreds of Bereans criticized him for his statement:

Pastor and popular preacher Creflo Dollar has carried out an apparent u-turn over a post which endorsed the prosperity gospel on his official Facebook page. The post was on the site for around 24 hours before seemingly being removed.

While Dollar has been accused of promoting the prosperity gospel many times before, this was the most obvious and blatant statement of those beliefs. Soon, he was being heavily criticised in the comments under the update as well as roundly mocked for the statement, which is so clearly at odds with orthodox Christian teaching.

The statement was then removed from the Facebook page without comment from Dollar or his team. While there seems to be no trace of the original post remaining on his Facebook page, screengrabs were taken of it which are readily available online.   Story here.

When a wolf shows his true colors and his fur peeks out from the white wool he has been pulling over the eyes of sheep around the world, it is not mean to point it out and warn the flock.  Do not be deceived.  Please research this movement called Word of Faith, and read our white paper on it.

Nothing will create more euphoria in the average person than the promise to make them wealthy, and this the Word-Faith leadership knows very well. The Word-Faith teacher’s lifestyle is clearly identified by opulence, luxury, riches, and the assurance that all of this can be his followers as well — if only they apply certain principles.

Dancing on Money [VIDEO]: Creflo Dollar’s Cash Foundation

If you’ve never seen this video of prosperity preachers Creflo Dollar and LeRoy Thompson dancing across their stage on the dollar bills of congregants, you’d best gird your loins first with truth:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools..  Romans 1:18-24

Creflo, who recently removed his post stating that Jesus’s blood was shed so we could be wealthy, has always been a wolf. His love of money knows no satisfaction, even guilting his followers into funding a $65 Million private jet.  Thompson boasts about his $16,000 dog and his $3.6 Million home.

Hat tip to Jeremy Siefert for finding this video for me: