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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Babylon America’s enormous but dead churches : When American churches worship mammon and not the Lord Jesus Christ

 

Also see. 

God bless Babylon America is a mere oxymoron : Survey finds Americans more skeptical of the Bible

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2014/04/god-bless-babylon-america-is-mere.html   

RIP: Well done good and faithful servant Pastor Fred Phelps: Enter into the joy of thy lord. Listen Babylon America to this prophetic warning: God is going to raise another Phelps from Westboro church to torment you about your sodomy, blood shed , oppression of the poor, abortion and sin enabling. God is your enemy Babylon America!!!

The passing away of a thorn in Babylon America’s sin ful gay fresh: When America’s gays, atheists, sin promoters, and Christian postmodernists celebrate the passing way of Pastor Fred Phelps: Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies At 84: Westboro Baptist Church Responds To Fred Phelps' Death: 'Your Dashed Hopes'

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-passing-away-of-thorn-in-babylon.html  


Daughters of the whore:

American's Apostate but loved pastors  

THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF THE
WHORE OF REVELATION 17

http://www.antipasministries.com/html/file0000429.htm

 
'Man Control', The End-time Implications
Part I: False Submissions, Total Rebellion
 
http://www.geocities.ws/kmivule7/Comment4.htm 
 
 
‘Man Control’, The End-time Implications
Part II: False Coverings, Spiritual Fornication
 
http://www.geocities.ws/kmivule7/Comment5.htm 
‘Man Control’, End-time Implications
Part III: Flee Babylon, Free Covering in Christ Jesus
‘Man Control’, End-time Implications
Part IV: Man Approval, Total Witchcraft
Setting Our Minds On Christ in This Day and Age 
Preach God’s Word, Stick to Sound Doctrine
Uganda's Rotten Prosperity Movement, Very Unchristian

The 10 Most Enormous Churches In America

 http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/the-biggest/the-10-biggest-american-megachurches/  

While numerous religious Americans shuffle modestly into their local place of worship every Sunday, hand-in-hand with close family, friends and neighbours, across the United States tens of thousands are lining up in rock concert fashion amidst hoards of strangers waiting to fill worship facilities the size of Yankee Stadium.

These aren’t your mom-and-pop community churches: Their pews look more like arena seats; their pastors are charismatic self-help orators with multi-million dollar book deals; they conduct intense market research and take opinion polls; they orchestrate sleek, targeted adverts while hawking Christian music CDs and fanzines, and preaching open, flexible personal morality with a loosely religious basis; and in case you can’t abide the lineups, many of them dish out upwards of $15 million a year to air their sermons live on national cable.

Shiny multimedia web pages, high-profile promotions and huge income streams make US megachurches ostensibly indistinguishable from any other big business. There’s one important difference, though: Churches, mega or not, pay zippo in taxes (that includes property tax) and disclose next to nothing about their revenues. As most megachurches are non-denominational in the religious sense, many have criticized that a Jesus here, a Corinthians there is all it takes for that tax-free religious label — and all the perks — to stick. Certain worrying facts have emerged that don’t help the public image of these megachurches much: One of these churches made illegal contributions to Republican campaigns in 2011, and another apparently dabbled in embezzlement in the same year.

Over 3,000 large churches in the US currently draw crowds of more than 2,000 people to a service, making intimate community worship a thing of the past for millions of Americans. But we’re interested in the largest of the large; the so-called “big box churches” regularly attended by over 10,000 people. Raking in multi-million dollar profits annually and giving new meaning to the phrase “go big or go home”, these megachurches are the new face of worship for the modern age of America.

 

1. Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas: 43,500 weekly attendances

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Community meeting: If anyone has any information about the $600,000 theft ($200,000 in cash) from the Lakewood Church safe two weeks ago, Pastor Joel Osteen says he’s offering a $25,000 reward. We suppose that’s pretty generous even for a four-time New York Times Bestseller who preaches to 20 million television viewers in 100 countries monthly, and 43,500 in person weekly from the former Compaq Center arena—home of the Houston Rockets, the Houston Aeros and the Houston Comets.

Unlike the other 9 biggest megachurches in America, Lakewood operates out of this single massive non-denominational megachurch in the heart of the Bible Belt, Houston, Texas. Its four worship leaders preach a brand of theology-lite designed for the everyday believer; it’s a gig so successful that it emerged completely unscathed by the 2009 financial crisis. The church spends over $30 million yearly on broadcasting its arena spectacle which has been criticized for the absence of any crosses, altars, or traditional evangelical Christian symbols. If a trip to Houston doesn’t fit your budget, you can always wait for Pastor Joel Osteen’s next international tour. But get your tickets fast—the last one sold out Yankee Stadium.

2. LifeChurch.tv, Edmond, Oklahoma: 26,776 weekly attendances

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LifeChurch.tv founder Craig Groeschel — basically the Mark Zuckerberg of Christianity —holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and a Master of Divinity (yes that’s a thing). While over 26,000 attend its main campus in Edmond, the full scale of LifeChurch’s operations can’t be “visited” per se; its heavy emphasis on web 2.0 would put most businesses to shame.

Apart from broadcasting interactive prayer services live every week like any competitive megachurch would, LifeChurch.tv also manages its own “internet campus” on the immensely popular online virtual world Second Life. LifeChurch have developed the most popular Bible app in the world for smart phones, YouVersion, with over 100 million downloads since 2008. If virtual worship isn’t quite your thing, put on some jeans and head down to one of LifeChurch.tv’s 18 campuses for the full concert experience. A splendid time is guaranteed with refreshments, religious pop-rock and high-profile praise-worship.

3. Fellowship Church, Grapevine, Texas: 24,000 weekly attendances

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 Although officially affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, Fellowship Church is another megachurch of the “seeker-sensitive” movement which avoids the strict dogmatic ideals of major organized religions. Lead pastor Ed Young, the son of the Second Baptist Church’s lead pastor (also Ed Young), has released 14 books to date. His latest Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse— which might sound familiar (see entry ten) — became a New York Times Best Seller in 2011. But at 24,000 weekly attendees, it seems he’s at least following his own advice from his 2007 book In the Zone: How to Live in the Sweet Spot of God’s Success.

4. Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Illinois: 23,400 weekly attendances

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 One of the largest theaters in the United States, with a capacity of 7,000, can be found in Willow Creek’s newest “Worship Center” built in 2004. By all accounts a prototypical non-denominational megachurch, President Obama himself took the stage in 2010 to access pastor Bill Hybels’ thriving base of followers. Hybel also founded the “Global Leadership Summit”—a yearly training event aiming to transform church and ministry frontrunners around the world into sharper, more inspirational leaders.

5. North Point Community Church, Alpharetta, Georgia: 23,377 weekly attendances

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 This non-denominational evangelical megachurch attracts over one million visitors to their online sermons and leadership messages a month. Operated under a parent organization called North Point Ministries, its mission statement is to establish a network of churches for the “unchurched” through strategic partnerships around the globe – an international operation from Michigan to Mexico to Macedonia. Five Georgia-based churches currently draw around 24,000 weekly, thanks to senior pastor Andy Stanley’s enterprising efforts and charismatic live performances. The laser show (as seen above) probably helps, too.

6. Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas: 22,723 weekly attendances

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 By some accounts the largest Baptist church in the country, the Second Baptist Church has a current membership of over 63,000 and one of the largest pipe organs in the world. Pastor Ed Young once described it as “a town within a city”; its West Campus alone manages a 4,500-seat worship center, a 200,000 square-foot classroom facility and a 600-seat black box theatre. It has five campuses including fitness centers, bookstores, information desks, a K-12 school and a café. And the annual budget for this tax-exempt church? $55 million a year.

7. Saddleback Valley Community Church, Lake Forest, California: 22,418 weekly attendances

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Pastor Rick Warren’s 2002 The Purpose Driven Life has become the bestselling non-fiction hardcover in history (over 30 million copies as of 2007) and the second most-translated book in the world after the Bible. He made so much from book sales alone that he returned 25 years of his church salary in 2005, and has since forged a partnership with Readers Digest and received the International Medal of Peace from former president George W. Bush.

Founded in the 80s, Warren Saddleback Valley Community Church employs the typical “seeker-sensitive” megachurch growth methods designed to recruit “spiritual seekers” rather than the strictly religious. Saddleback operates 9 regional campuses in addition to the main site at Lake Forest, which hosted the 2008 Civil Forum on the Presidency with candidates John McCain and Barack Obama live on national TV.

8. West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Los Angeles, California: 20,000 weekly attendances

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 In the heart of L.A.’s glamorous Historic West Adams district is the main wing of the Church of God in Christ. Its star-studded members includes basketball hero Magic Johnson, A-list actor Denzel Washington and soul legend Stevie Wonder. According to Ebony magazine, current pastor Charles E. Blake – something of a celebrity himself – is one of the most influential black men in America. His leadership since 1969 has seen the church expand from 40 to over 22,000 members.

9. Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky: 17,261 weekly attendances

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Bringing you the best in evangelical Christian wisdom since 1962, Southeast Christian Church has expanded into four separate satellite campuses since 2007 and boast their own TV website complete with podcasts and live sermon streams. If you have any Christian relative birthdays coming up, consider checking out their online bookstore “The Living Word” where you can pick up an Easter Experience movie for $14.99, or The Story Transcript Package for $199.99 on sale…

10. Fellowship of the Woodlands, The Woodlands, Texas: 17,142 weekly attendances

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Numerous local community churches in the US have been well established for over a century, but this Christian non-denominational megachurch since 1993 is already the 4th fastest growing in the country. Its pastor Kerry Shook made it onto the bestseller list with his 2008 book One Month to Live: 30 Days to a No-Regrets Life, and more recently with Love at Last Sight (abstract: take the 30-day challenge to learn the secrets of healthy, lasting relationships). Today the pastor’s broadcasts reach all 50 US states and over 200 countries worldwide.

Other Mega churches 

 

Joyce Meyer Ministries 
 

 Joyce Meye's residence 

Creflo Dollar Minisitres 

 

Creflo Dollar's residence 



 TD Jakes' Church 
 

 TD Jakes' Church 



 TD Jakes' Church

 

JOEL OSTEEN: TRUE OF FALSE

http://www.av1611.org/osteen.html

Joel Osteen Rebukes Apostles Paul, Peter, and John

Joel Osteen Says Mormons Are Christian

 

Apostasy Alert: Joel Osteen And Oprah Preach New Age Magic

Joel Osteen and The Prosperity Gospel

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2010/03/joel-osteen-and-prosperity-gospel.html
Bill Graham, America's wolf pastor who believes that muslims and Hindus are all going to heaven


  FROM SCRIPTURE TO STRIPTURE: PASTOR ROBERT SCHULLER’S AMAZING NEW AGE ‘CHRISTIANITY’
http://www.crossroad.to/.../comp.../self-esteem-schuller.htm

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/.../from-scripture-to...

 

Pastor Robert Believes that hell means lack of self esteem


Deceptions: Graham, Peale & Schuller

 http://www.seekgod.ca/deceptions.htm

 

From Uganda to South Africa : Dr. Myles Monroe infests Africa with blasphemy and dominion heresy on his so called African tour

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2013/10/from-uganda-to-south-africa-dr-myles.html  

 

Dr .Myles Munroe’s Uganda tour to Uganda: An exposition of the ecumenical and apostate state of the Ugandan Church

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2013/10/dr-myles-munroes-uganda-tour-to-uganda.html 

 


Late Paul Crouch who believed in the Papacy

 

AMERICAN PROSPERITY TELEVANGELISTS ARE DYING ONE BY ONE: BUT WHERE EXACTLY DID LATE ORAL ROBERTS END UP: YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE!!

Late Oral Robers, famous for fleecing the flock

 

 

When Pentecostals get slain by the religious devils of ecumenical Rome : Bishop Eddie Long Church Dedication in Oakland, Ca. was a clear manifestation of infestation with religious ecumenical devils

 Entering the devil’s purple/scarlet curtain : Kenneth Copeland Honors Pope’s Call For Christian Unity, As Pope Francis Speaks Via Video At Copeland Conference : Former Senior Pastor Ulf Ekman Converts To Roman Catholicism (Absolutely Incredible You Must Read This!)

Pastor Kenneth Copeland has joined catholic witchcraft
 

 Spiritual hugs with the devil: Merging of counterfeit Christianity : Pope Francis to Pentecostal Conference: Tears of Love, Spiritual Hugs: Pope Francis' Message For Christian Unity At Keneth Copeland Ministries: Kenneth Copeland’s thug Christianity and the road to Rome

 

When Pentecostals enter the bottomless pit of ecumenical blindness : Hill Song Church Pastor , Brian Houston says “the Muslim and you, we actually serve the same God”. Can you Imagine!!

Apostate Pastor John Hagee

  A Plea To John Hagee: Let My People Know

John Hagee: His False and Demonic Teachings Concerning Israel! (Another Wake-Up Call For Deceived Christians)


America's war on God

Oxygen Network’s ‘Preachers Of L.A.’: False Prophets Of Blasphemy

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2013/10/oxygen-networks-preachers-of-la-false.html  

The 2014 Grammys: An Illuminati Satanic Celebration

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-2014-grammys-illuminati-satanic.html

When Babylon America Pop music celebrities rise up to blaspheme the Lord Jesus Christ

When Babylon America Pop music celebrities rise up to blaspheme the Lord Jesus Christ Part 3

Provoking the anger of God almightily: Has Babylon USA Became a cage of every foul spirit? US Church Where Believers Worship Naked: Two Babies Get Herpes After Rabbis Suck Their Penis During Jewish Ritual

http://watchmanafrica.blogspot.com/2014/02/provoking-anger-of-god-almightily-has.html  

 Babylon America’s war on God: National Cathedral rings church bells to cheer Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling: Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage rulings

When Satan's gay devils in Babylon USA infest church ministers : Gay Baptist minister sues for right to wed:U.S. Methodist pastor charged by church for presiding over his son’s same-sex wedding

Christian Singer Walks Out on Grammys After ‘Satanic’ Performances:Katy Perry: Illuminati Priestess Conducts Witchcraft Ceremony In Front Of The Entire World

Mass Homosexual ‘Wedding’ Officiated Live During 56th annual Grammy Awards Show

When Satan's gay devils in Babylon USA infest church ministers : Gay Baptist minister sues for right to wed:U.S. Methodist pastor charged by church for presiding over his son’s same-sex wedding

Mass Homosexual ‘Wedding’ Officiated Live During 56th annual Grammy Awards Show