The reliability of popular evangelists

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  1. BibleHoarder

    BibleHoarder Active Member

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    How much importance should a Christian place on popular evangelists in the media vs. the ones you never see on TV? People always talk about scandals, hypocrisy, etc., but does their influence or even existence really matter to what actually goes on in Christendom? Most of what we see on TV isn't much like what you see in real life.
     
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    I don't pay much, if any attention to the ones seen on the per say "Christian" networks (Daystar, TBN, etc). Many of the "popular" televangelistdo write and publish books on various religious/Christian topics, but I personally doubt that those books will be in print in a few years. Those that have written, and stood the test of time, CS Lewis, Dietrich Boenhoeffer, St. Augustine, etc are the ones who I would say have stood the test of time. Long term, I'm not sure what their influence will be. I have seen more then a couple local mega-nondeminational grow and decline in my local area, with a scandal or two causing said decline. I also question the "prosperity theology" that I hear a lot of on the above listed networks
     
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    The Imitation of Christ. ;)

    TBN ironically has several Catholics on their programming. I agree most of it is trash, and only a few are really genuine or trustworthy. A lot of sensational prophecy garbage and of course the prosperity filth that permeates their lineup. Back when my family had the all-Christian station SkyAngel, most of it was polluted with badly produced, toupee-touting evangelists like Oral Roberts asking for donations on ludicrous terms.
     
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    I would pay no attention to it, honestly.
    That's my only opinion on it. They are not worth further thought.
     
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    Don't forget the pink haired wives of the toupee-touting evangelists...who cried a lot...and had bad makeup ...
     

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