Creflo Dollar Is A Tyrant [Watch Night Service 2016]

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Let’s take a look at the qualifications for an elder. . .

1st Timothy 3 says that an elder must be gentle, self-controlled, and must not be violent.

Titus 1 says that an elder must not be arrogant, quick-tempered, or violent.

1 Peter 5 tells elders “Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.”

To say that Creflo Dollar “falls short” of these qualifications would be an understatement.

Not only does Dollar fall short of the qualifications for an elder, but he demonstrates the complete and total opposite of what an elder should be.

Scripture says that an elder must be gentle, but Dollar is harsh, abrasive, rough, derisive, and vitriolic.

Scripture says that an elder must be self-controlled, but Dollar is uncontrolled, undisciplined, disorderly, self-indulgent, wild, and unruly.

Scripture says that an elder must not be violent, but Dollar is brutal, savage, vicious, fierce, abusive, and ferocious.

Scripture says that an elder must not be arrogant, but Dollar is full of pride, conceited, elitist, narcissistic, haughty, pompous, and pretentious.

Scripture says that an elder must not be quick-tempered, but Dollar is easily angered, hot-headed, touchy, hyper-sensitive, thin-skinned, high-strung, volatile, wrathful, and full of rage.

Dollar’s behavior is extreme and it cannot be downplayed by saying “he’s only human” “no one’s perfect” “we all make mistakes” and “all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.” He is unrepentant, without remorse, and in brazen rebellion against God.

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Dollar isn’t simply a brother in the Lord with faults and flaws. He is an abusive violent tyrant and a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Consider what Jesus said about religious leaders like Creflo Dollar:

Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.”

The Lord said that false prophets try to disguise themselves as harmless sheep, but their behavior reveals that they are really vicious wolves. We can identify them by their fruit, which is their actions.

Although Dollar claims to be a born-again Believer, his behavior reveals that he is a vicious wolf. Over the years, he has said and done many things that indicate that he is an abusive violent tyrannical person, and that he has a deep-seated hatred and contempt for born-again Believers.

Exhibit A.

In a message years ago, Dollar said that if it weren’t for the blood of Jesus, and if we were still under the Old Covenant, many of us would be stoned for not tithing and go to hell. This shows that he is grossly ignorant of what the Scriptures teach.

The Scriptures do not teach that people were stoned for not tithing. The Scriptures teach that people were cursed for not tithing.

Although people were stoned under the Old Covenant for breaking various laws, tithing was not one of those laws. Nor do the Scriptures teach that God sent anyone to hell for not tithing.

Dollar thinks that failure to tithe is worthy of being stoned and going to hell, but God does not. God did not command such a thing in the Old Covenant.

In this same message, Dollar went on to say:

“I mean, I thought about when we first built “The Dome,” I wanted to put some of those little moving bars and give everybody a little card. They’d stick it in a little computer slot. If they were tithing, beautiful music would go off and, you know, [Creflo sings] “Welcome, welcome, welcome to the World Dome.” [Congregation laughs.]

But…if they were non-tithers, the bar would lock up, the red and blue lights would start going, the siren would go off, and a voice would go out throughout the entire dome, “Crook, crook, crook, crook!” [Congregation laughs.] Security would go and apprehend them, and once we got them all together, we’d line them up in the front and pass out Uzis by the ushers and point our Uzis right at all those non-tithing members ’cause we want God to come to church, and at the count of three “Jesus”-es we’d shoot them all dead. And then we’d take them out the side door there, have a big hole, bury them, and then go ahead and have church and have the anointing. [Mostly silence in the congregation, but one or two still actually laugh.]

Aren’t you glad we’re under the Blood of Jesus? [“Yeah, yeah,” from the congregation.] Because if we were not under the Blood of Jesus, I would certainly try it.

Some of you might be wondering, why am I bringing this up now??

I’m bringing this up because it’s relevant additional evidence that Dollar is an abusive violent tyrant.

If you consider his words above to be a “joke” you are being naive and minimizing the severity of his murderous rhetoric. Jesus said that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. In other words, people speak according to whatever dwells in their heart. This means that we need to pay close attention to what leaders say, because their words reveal and flow from what is in their hearts.

When a religious leader stands in the pulpit and says that if he had his way, he would only allow “tithers” into his building and line up all of the “non-tithers” execution style like prisoners in a concentration camp and murder them with Uzis — you better believe that his heart is full of evil, hatred, darkness, violence, murder, and a demonic desire to persecute people.

What spirit would inspire such words? The same spirit that inspired the Nazis to round up the “genetically inferior,” pack them in concentration camps, execute them and bury their bodies in mass graves. The same spirit that inspired Jim Jones to murder men, women, and children in Jamestown, Guyana. The same spirit that inspired Mao Tse-Tung, Pol Pot, and Joseph Stalin. The same spirit that inspires ISIS to execute non-Muslims. The spirit of Satan (who is a murderer), not the Holy Spirit.

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We must take this seriously.

Are you aware that down through history, there have been many religious and political leaders who lined people up, executed them, and buried them in mass graves? This is a horrifying reality that many innocent people had to endure at the hands of psychopaths and sociopaths. This is not something to make light of or brush off as trivial.

The Lord hates the shedding of innocent blood. He considers it an abomination. Do you think He found it funny when Dollar said that he wished he could murder “non-tithers”? Do you think it glorified God to say such a thing? If Creflo Dollar truly believes that life and death are in the power of the tongue, then why did he say such a thing? Was he trying to speak death into existence?

I have said before that the only thing stopping false prophets from murdering Believers is the law of the land. At present, the United States law is the only thing restraining them from unleashing physical persecution upon Believers. But if the law of the land permitted them, like Shariah Law, they would put Believers to death. If your favorite “Bible teacher” wishes that he or she could murder or physically harm Believers, they are Satanic and you should run for your life.

“Anyone who hates another brother or sister is really a murderer at heart. And you know that murderers don’t have eternal life within them.” (1 John 3:15)

For further analysis of Dollar’s murderous statement, click here.

Exhibit B.

On June 8th, 2012, Creflo Dollar was arrested for assaulting his 15-year old daughter.

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According to reports, his 15-year old daughter was allegedly choked, punched, slapped, slammed on the floor, and beat with his shoe.

In an audio recording of the 911 call, Dollar’s then 15-year old daughter stated that this was not the first time he viciously assaulted her and that she was afraid, shaken, and felt threatened.

This violent abusive behavior goes far outside of the scope of Biblical discipline and flies in the face of raising children in the instruction of the Lord.

It’s totally unacceptable for a grown man, especially a father, to beat the brakes off of his teenage daughter. What is he teaching his daughters about how a man should treat them? How does his behavior square up with the qualifications for an elder?

Not only did Dollar assault his daughter, but he also denied the severity of the assault and accused his 15-year old daughter and her sister (who gave a corroborating witness account) of lying about what happened.

Keeping in mind what Dollar said about lining up “non-tithers” and shooting them execution style, we should not find it surprising that he is violent at home. A person who wants to murder people is certainly capable of domestic violence.

Exhibit C.

In the video below, Dollar publicly lambasted a man for simply saying “Happy New Year.”

This was not a sound Biblical rebuke, it was spiritual abuse.

That man had to sit there like a child while Dollar barked at him in the microphone, humiliated him, and totally cut him down in front of everyone. And worst of all, everyone clapped! They are feeding Dollar’s pride and enabling his bullying behavior. They are taking pleasure in his verbal bashing and lashing of a fellow member.

Saying “Happy New Year” during a Watch Night service isn’t a sin, and it certainly isn’t worthy of being yelled at and talked to like a dog.

Many Believers including myself, have been on the receiving end of public religious bullying under the guise of “rebuke.”

This abusive behavior alienates the person who is being verbally berated and made an example of in front of everyone.

It pumps fear into the rest of the congregation and leads some of them to shun (isolate, disfellowship, distance themselves from) the person who was being scolded from the pulpit, because people do not want to affiliate with someone who is seen as being “out of line” and was publicly “rebuked” by “the man or woman of God.”

Dollar’s behavior in the clip wasn’t merely “rude” or “out of line.” It was evil, cruel, and injurious.

A commenter said this sort of behavior is one of the reasons why many people don’t want to “go to church” and she was right. I have received numerous emails and messages from Believers who were the targets of verbal browbeating during a “sermon.”

When Believers come together for fellowship, it should be a time to share in the grace, mercy, truth, and love of God. It should be a time to receive comfort, encouragement, sound reproof/correction, and admonitions/warnings. No one comes to fellowship to get cut down, bashed, embarrassed, made an example of, and harshly “rebuked” for things that aren’t sinful.

Dollar clearly flipped his lid over something that was very simple, harmless, and innocent. It was a New Year’s celebration and the man was simply enjoying himself and sharing his joy with others by saying Happy New Year.

Dollar’s abusive over-the-top response is indicative of a sociopath. Sociopaths have a grandiose sense of self. In other words, they have an extremely inflated perception of themselves, their importance, power/authority, and abilities.

Due to a sociopath’s grandiose sense of self, when they feel the tiniest bit slighted or criticized, they lose it and respond with rage and arrogance. This is exactly what Dollar did in the clip.

Someone innocently interrupted his message, and he took it personal as if he was being attacked or disrespected.

He’s perfectly fine with people shouting “amen!” during his unbiblical messages, but when someone says “Happy New Year” he unravels and goes slam ham on them. This is extreme, imbalanced, abusive behavior.

Dollar does not want anyone to correct him, yet he claims that he has been “graced” to correct others. Grace? Grace is hardly the word that I would use to describe his hateful condescending diatribe on New Year’s Eve.

If you still support Creflo Dollar in 2016, it’s high time that you re-evaluate the bad fruit of this savagely fierce wolf. Jesus is not an abusive violent tyrant, and neither are His shepherds.

“You put up with it when someone enslaves you, takes everything you have, takes advantage of you, takes control of everything, and slaps you in the face.” (2 Corinthians 11:20)

Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds, the leaders of Israel. Give them this message from the Sovereign Lord: What sorrow awaits you shepherds who feed yourselves instead of your flocks. Shouldn’t shepherds feed their sheep? You drink the milk, wear the wool, and butcher the best animals, but you let your flocks starve. You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them with harshness and cruelty.” (Ezekiel 34:2-4)

The Power of God vs. The “Power” Of Things

Every week I see some new advertisement for the ‘power’ of things.

You’ve seen it too. “The power of prayer” “the power of positive-thinking” “the power of purpose” “the power of destiny” “the power of sowing” “the power of prophecy” “the power of healing” “the power of success” “the power of tithing” “the power of now” “the power of vision” “the power of faith” “the power of prosperity” “the power of dreams” “the power of forgiveness” “the power of meditation” “the power of miracles” etc.

Normally these advertisements are accompanied by testimonials and hyped up promises that “tapping into this power will change your life!” and “empower you like never before!” But if that’s the case, then why are these teachings for sale? If it’s so important, urgent, and life-changing then why must anyone pay for it? What about people who have no money? No “power” for them huh?

“The power of” formula seems to be a very lucrative business in the churchworld. A lot of money is being made from books, DVD’s, tapes, and conferences about the power of things. With boatloads of people seeking power and an endless stream of religious buzz words to tack behind the phrase “the power of,” the cash just keeps pouring in.

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Someone might say, “Evelyn, you’re just nit-picking. How can you find something wrong with seeking power from God?”

My response is, #1, many of these “power” teachings have nothing to do with seeking power from God, but seeking the “power” of THINGS. And even IF all of these teachings were encouraging people to seek power from God, I think the Scriptures speak against seeking God for power or anything other than who He is. Jesus said to “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things [our needs] will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33).

Chasing after power — even under the cloak of spirituality — is idolatry. It is seeking after something other than God. And the Lord clearly stated “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3) Pursuing “power,” whether the term “prayer, purpose, or miracles” is tacked on the end — is idol-worship.

How would you feel if your spouse (someone you were married to and in covenant with) claimed to love you with all of their heart, yet they spent their time seeking more power, influence, and authority? Are they not neglecting their personal relationship with you to empower themselves? And what if they claimed to be doing all of this “to serve you”? Would that make you feel better? Would that make it right? Of course not.

So-called “Christian” bookstores are full of merchandise about “the power of this” and “the power of that.” Yet nowhere in Scripture are Believers taught to seek after power. When Jesus came into this world, He gave us an example to follow and He didn’t seek after power. But rather, He emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:7) 

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If Jesus wanted more power, He could have easily obtained it when the people of Tiberias tried to make Him a king by force. But instead, He withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone.” (John 6:15) In John 15, Jesus washed His disciples’ feet. Does that sound like a religious power-grab? Power-idolatry contradicts the mind of Christ.

#2, I believe that it is wrong and dangerous for people to seek “spiritual power” from things.

It is wrong for people to seek “spiritual power” from things, because things have no intrinsic spiritual power. In other words, prayer, miracles, purpose, positive-thinking, and so on have no spiritual power in and of themselves.

Take for example prayer. There is this generic saying that “prayer is powerful.” But prayer itself has no power. It is our Father in Heaven who we pray to in Jesus’ name that has the power. When we pray and God grants our request, is it because of “the power of prayer” or because of our all-powerful gracious God?

We can pray with great fervor, but if something that we are praying about is not according to God’s will, then it will not happen. Yes, the prayers of the righteous are effective, but that is not because prayer itself is powerful, but because a righteous person prays Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Do you see where the power resides based on that text? The power is in God and His will.

The same thing can be said for “purpose.” We have Rick Warren to thank for all of this gobbledygook about “purpose.” Yet purpose itself has no power. People can purpose to do anything, good or bad. Many opportunists use “purpose” as a generic buzz word to profit off of people who want to discover their purpose in life.

It is dangerous for people to seek “spiritual power” from things, because such teachings can lead people into occult philosophies without them even realizing it.

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When a religious leader or author is promoting some generic concept about “the power of______<—-fill in the blank” and not the power of Jesus Christ, His Gospel, and His Cross — it can open the door to universalism, inclusionism, and all types of new thought concepts.

Many authors do not want to offend or exclude nonbelievers, and they most certainly do not want to lose their money. They want as broad an audience as possible to bring in as large a profit as possible. So they write books about “power” using broad universalist language sprinkled with Christian overtones and non-offensive Scriptures, thereby making it palatable to both undiscerning Believers and nonbelievers.

Such teachings present a spiritual danger to undiscerning Believers, because they believe that they are learning Scriptural teaching, when they are actually feeding on pseudo-spiritual new age universalist concepts.

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Any so-called “spiritual power” that can be “tapped into” and “released” by both Believers and nonbelievers is most certainly not the power of Jesus Christ. No Jesus, no Gospel = NO POWER. There is “another spirit” behind these teachings promising both the world and God’s people ‘spiritual power.’

It is the same spirit that deceived Eve and convinced her that she would gain power by eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve already had power from God by virtue of the Holy Spirit. Yet the enemy tricked her and seduced her through the lusts of her flesh, the lusts of her eyes, and the pride of life.

The Bride of Christ has already received power from God by virtue of the Holy Spirit. “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) But like Eve, some Believers have been craftily deceived and seduced by promises for power and led astray from pure and undivided devotion to Christ.

Save your money saints. Don’t waste your hard-earned cash on books, DVD’s, tapes, and conferences about how to tap into the “power” of things. If you have the Holy Spirit, then you already have spiritual power from Jesus Christ. You can’t buy what you already have. And you can’t obtain “more power” anymore than you can obtain “more Holy Spirit.”

“to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:24)

“But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12)

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)