TUSTIN, Calif. — The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), a worldwide television network that for years has aired a number of controversial prosperity preachers, says that as part of its “new vision” and changes to the lineup, it will no longer air Word of Faith teacher Kenneth Copeland, whose “Believer’s Voice of Victory” broadcast had been a part of TBN for 40 years. Airing in Copeland’s stead will be Steven Furtick, a hipster megachurch preacher who reportedly lives a lavish lifestyle and often preaches man-centered sermons. “Just like the world in which we live, TBN is constantly evolving, seeking to provide exclusive programming that is uniquely built for the challenges facing Christians in this moment,” Marketing Director Nate Daniels told reporters. “As the leading global religious broadcaster, we want to provide our viewers with compelling and dynamic preaching, teaching, news and entertainment.” He said that “[in] pursuit of a new vision” from President Matt Crouch, the son of the late Paul and Jan Crouch, the network has been making changes over the past several years, which includes distancing from sharathons and becoming more family-friendly. “As a part of this transition we chose to move away from telethons, upgraded to HD, expanded our streaming platforms, forged partnerships with family brands like K-LOVE, Museum of the Bible and others, and have replaced some programs with new original content from voices like Christine Caine, Mike Huckabee, Mike Rowe and more,” Daniels told the Christian Post . Copeland advised his followers about the change via Facebook and his website this week, writing in part, “Recently, Matt let me know they believe the Lord is taking TBN in a new direction, and our daily program, ‘Believer’s Voice of Victory’ (BVOV), isn’t really a fit for their future programming. Therefore, as of Oct. 2, 2020, the […]
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Going from one false teacher to another
In 1 Timothy 6:3-10, the apostle Pauls warns the Church about false teachers and provides key characteristics to identify them in verse three.
‘If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness,’
‘he (false teachers) is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words (any words not just Scripture), from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth (and here it is, they have no truth and want nothing to do with Truth or Jesus Christ), who suppose (use the position of a Pastor) that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.’
Ultimately, Pastors/teachers are held to a much high standard and will be judged at a much higher standard. In this Pastor’s case, it would’ve been better than he had not known the true saving power of the gospel because his punishment for misleading masses of people will be severe.
‘My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. ‘