Dr. Creflo Dollar

I watched Dr. Creflo Dollar on Larry King Live Friday night (Saturday afternoon for me). Dollar is the senior pastor of Money Changers International in Atlanta Georgia. It is always entertaining for me to watch a master pimp like Dollar operate. I hate to admit this, but Dollar is a slick, savvy businessman. It’s too bad that being slick and savvy aren’t very good traits for a pastor. 

Dollar was immediately asked why his ministry didn’t comply with Senator Charles Grassley’s request for financial information. Dollar said he declined because he legally didn’t have to. He says the church is exempt from this kind of disclosure. He claims that the public shouldn’t be able to learn the financial details of his exempt church-or any church for that matter.  Creflo then claimed he’s hiding nothing and he’d prefer to be subpoenaed.  

Hmmmm. Not hiding anything, eh? Yeah, right. Here’s a guy who wants people to give him money yet doesn’t want to tell us all where the money really gets spent? He’s right that the public doesn’t have a right to know individual donors contributions, but Grassley didn’t ask him for that info. Anyone who reads the report about Creflo and Taffi Dollar can see this clearly.  

Dollar’s ministry isn’t required to file a 990 like other tax exempt organizations. He claims his ministry is 100% compliant with the IRS. He claims protection under Act 6103. He states that he is following a principle by not complying. He also claims that he also isn’t morally obligated to comply either. 

Excuse me, but shouldn’t any “Christian” organization want to be as transparent as possible? Shouldn’t any “Christian” organization want to be completely honest whether they are legally obligated or not? Dollar is confused when he states that his ministry isn’t morally obligated. They are and it’s a shame that Dollar doesn’t feel that way.  

Creflo says the poor will be with you always. He claims that the inquiry has nothing to do with his lavish lifestyle yet the Grassley letter asks specific questions about his spending. He claims he gives millions to the poor, including buying “100’s of cars for people”. He says the church spends more money on others then the Dollars. He compared himself to an athlete or movie star. He cited proverbs 10 that the man of god will have many blessings and also many sorrows.  

Creflo is really too much. If everything were on the up and up why not comply? Why tell people that the inquiry had nothing to do with his spending and lavish lifestyle when it has everything to do with said spending. Why not demonstrate for us how much actually is given to the poor as opposed to funding the Dollar’s lavish lifestyle?  

Using an athlete or entertainer to justify Dollar’s vast wealth is ludicrous. Athletes and entertainers provide a service and give value for your hard earned dollar. Creflo Dollar provides a fleecing service that robs from the widows and the poor in order to financially gain. Hardly comparable but what can you expect from a thief like Clepto? Even Larry King saw through that bad analogy.  

Since Dollar cited Proverbs Chapter 10, here’s some other food for thought found in that same chapter: 

Proverbs 10:3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. 

Proverbs 10:9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. 

Proverbs 10:16 The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin. 

Proverbs 10:17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but hewho rejects reproof leads others astray.  

I don’t think the above Scriptures are included in the Creflo DollarStudy Bible.  

Finally, when asked if Dollar was really his last name he said “Yes”. He said he was happy his mother didn’t name him Creflo “One” Dollar. 

Yep, that sums up Dr. Creflo Dollar. He isn’t happy with one dollar; he wants all the dollars so the Dollars can keep on living like royalty!   

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29 thoughts on “Dr. Creflo Dollar

  1. Yomi,

    I really think Clepto should call his house of heresy money changers international and that is what it is!

  2. He was on TBN last week. I TiVo’ed it. He pretty much laid out the whole Word of Faith doctrine, to the approval of Clifton Davis, the host, and the entire audience. I’m gonna blog about it when I get the time — and the Pepto Bismol — to watch it.

  3. Maybe you guys should attend his service or better yet read your bibles. I wonder the credibility of such small voices on here. Maybe thats why he’s the pastor and you do what you do?? Judgement my friends is the job of the Almighty. Your opinions are exactly that and ur free to express them., of course. Some men believe having sex with 8 year old girls is right. The human “intelligent” mind???? What makes your thought and the pedophiles thought so different. My friends you guys are alike, just a different subject matter. He is right in his mind, you are right in your mind….are u conscious enough to know that.
    A book recomendation: Eckhart tolle’s ..a new earth….READ IT.

    Phil: Hi…welcome to Theology Today….I have a book recommendation as well….go and read your bible…its that book thats currently propping up the short leg on your night stand…..

  4. who are YOU to judge. people cursing another man making fun of him, cursing him and his family without proof… and whos the sheep and who are the goats? hmm? seems the ones who know not to speak bad of ANY man, regardless of his sin or not sinful nature, according to the word, no that you are running on ignorance. read the word and ask the Holy SPirit to let you know the truth. He will!

  5. Creflos ministry has been PROSPERING for over 20 years. if there was truth to be brought into the light it would have been brought long ago and the flame that IS world changers church would have been blown out by the lips of God long ago. God bless you Creflo Dollar. GOd bless you ingnorant of the Word of God!

  6. Hmmmm – Luke,

    Pharaoh ruled for 430 years over the people who would become Israel….Babylon ruled 70 years…and you think because Creflo has had a 20 year reign that God approves of what he says and does.

    Do you worship Creflo as god? Are you a god co-equal with Creflo? Do you realize that’s what he teaches…If you need to hear it from Creflo’s own mouth, I’ll be glad to provide the link, but then maybe you consider yourself part of the “I’m a god” group.

    You may want to check out Eze 28 and see the judgment against the Hiram, King of Tyre who claimed those things. The judgment of Eze 28 reveals that Hiram and Satan have the same end.

  7. Bill,

    I see you have been well programed to repeat the mantra of the wolves. Amazing….

    Bill, we are to judge with righteous judgment, but they don’t want you to know that part or how we are to execute it. They are feeding you a lie.

  8. Bill & Luke,

    There are some problems with Dollar and the WOF group that I pray you will consider.

    1) They remove your faith in God – to faith in faith. It’s a subtle difference, but huge in scope. Example: When healing is not received, it’s YOUR lack of faith…notice that the success or failure of healing is no longer in God’s hands, but in yours.

    2) They promote divine revelation, BUT their most deceptive slight of hand falls when they remove the trustworthyness of scripture from the plumbline. So what they have effectively done is to make God’s Word subordinate to their divine revelation.

    3) Then they have these pet phrases – like Bill just quoted – that are taken out of context and used to hedge you in so you won’t do what you are scripturally commanded to do. These phrases are repeated over and over in their shows and they are very effective because they know most will just accept it.

    4) Then they want you to “sow a seed” and then they tell you that you will reap rewards from doing so. Notice again, the focus is on YOU doing something to merit a reward. I have news for you. We can’t buy our way in.

    These issues are very destructive because in a nutshell, they have removed Christ from the object of your faith, removed God’s Word from the plumbline of your faith, and are teaching that you can buy your way to reward. NOTHING could be further from the Gospel Truth.

    Their teachings flat out deny a God that is Sovereign and a God who will have mercy on who he will have mercy. They yank him off His throne and hiss. Run, don’t walk, from the destruction this belief system delivers.

  9. Unfortunately the great majority of the comments forget that Dr. Dollar is supposed to be preaching what the Bible teaches…. WHICH HE DOES NOT ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE SUPPOSED “PROSPERITY GOSPEL”.

    Here is a list of Scriptural evidence to show how Dr Dollar has corrupted and twisted what the Bible says for his financial gain and his followers spiritual loss:

    *(1 TIMOTHY 6:9-10) “However, those who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many senseless and hurtful desires, which plunge men into destruction and ruin. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains.”
    Dr Dollar’s ministry stresses riches, “getting some glory TODAY, before you go to heaven (his quote)” showing he and all who follow him love money.

    *(LUKE 9:57-58) Now as they were going on the road, someone said to him: “I will follow you to wherever you may depart.” And Jesus said to him: “Foxes have dens and birds of heaven have roosts, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay down his head.” Jesus was clearly showing that HIS ministry was one of self sacrifice, not self indulgence like Dr.Dollar. Nowhere in the scriptures did it show Jesus owning much… he is shown to have had a fine garment (John 19:23-24) and that’s about it. He relied on the goodness of other for his NEEDS.

    *(LUKE 12:15) “Then he said to them: “Keep YOUR eyes open and guard against every sort of covetousness, because even when a person has an abundance his life does not result from the things he possesses.” Dr. Dollar and his followers prove themselves forgetting this scripture. God’s favor and everlasting life come from obedience and works of faith, not money, which they push to the fore at all times.

    *(1 PETER 2:21) “In fact, to this [course] YOU were called, because even Christ suffered for YOU, leaving YOU a model for YOU to follow his steps closely.” How closely is Dr. Dollar following Christ when he is known for mostly and preaches most extensively obtaining the prosperity of now rather than the “kingdom of God”, which is everlasting. Jesus said at (LUKE 4:43) “But he said to them: “Also to other cities I must declare the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this I was sent forth.” Dr. Dollar contradicts this scripture by making money (literally and figuratively) his focus.

    *(2 THESSALONIANS 3:7-9) “For YOU yourselves know the way YOU ought to imitate us, because we did not behave disorderly among YOU nor did we eat food from anyone free. To the contrary, by labor and toil night and day we were working so as not to impose an expensive burden upon any one of YOU. Not that we do not have authority, but in order that we might offer ourselves as an example to YOU to imitate us.” The Apostle Paul worked as a tentmaker (Acts 18:1-3) to provide for his living. As the scriptures in Thessalonians shows, Paul says that this pattern of working for a living should be IMITATED by all. Paul wrote these things under the direction of God’s spirit. How could anyone dispute these words and let the congregation lavishly feed and clothe a minister of God? They would be in serious violation of this scripture. He also said…

    *(1 CORINTHIANS 9:18) “What, then, is my reward? That while declaring the good news I may furnish the good news without cost, to the end that I may not abuse my authority in the good news.” Dr. Dollar is abusing greatly his authority as a minister by accepting a salary and gifts from his church.

    *(MICAH 3:9-11) “Hear, please, this, YOU head ones of the house of Jacob and YOU commanders of the house of Israel, the ones detesting justice and the ones who make even everything that is straight crooked; building Zion with acts of bloodshed and Jerusalem with unrighteousness. Her own head ones judge merely for a bribe, and her own priests instruct just for a price, and her own prophets practice divination simply for money; yet upon the LORD they keep supporting themselves, saying: “Is not GOD in the midst of us? There will come upon us no calamity.” Ancient Israel’s religious leaders fell into corruption, even charging fees for the services they were appointed for to render freely. Most churches charge you for baptisms, weddings, funerals, best seats in the church and so on. Dr. Dollar is not alone in this regard but he too is condemned by the prophet Michah’s words here. Jesus set the record straight when he said..

    *(MATTHEW 10:7-8) ‘The kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.’ Cure sick people, raise up dead persons, make lepers clean, expel demons. YOU received free, give free.” The work of ministers such as Dr. Dollar should be given free. He should work a job for his living and not take money or gifts/bribes for his church duties (EXODUS 23:8).

    There is a sea of other Biblical points that cannot be successfully refuted. They can be ignored; he may be able to tell some divertive assumptions.. like when he said Jesus was rich.. but they cannot be denied. God has his day to call all such ones to account.

    • Jeff you are quoting 1 Tim 6:9-10 out of context. That scripture is stating that temptation is greater for those who have riches, it’s not an attack on riches. Where is Dr. Dollar’s statement on that scripture.? The Luke 9: 57-58 scripture is not about self-sacrifice. If we look at the beginning of the chapter (Luke 9), Jesus was instructing his disciples about what to do as they visit each town when He sent them out. They were to “dust their feet” and leave any town that did not receive their message. Jesus had no place to lay His head in THAT town because they rejected his message in that town. Again CONTEXT, and nothing to do with your case against Dr Dollar. My problem with your criticism is to quote scripture and state your opinion on Dr. Dollar’s interpretation of the the scripture. Please give Dr. Dollar’s statement on the scripture otherwise your criticism is not objective and you just want the reader to draw your opinion as the logical conclusion.

  10. This so called disclosure that you expect Creflo and World Changers to adhere to hasn’t applied to any church, why then are you so angered that Creflo’s church is exempt, it is not a favor it is an established law for all churches. Is it that he has grown to have such large membership and partnership numbers which naturally reap a larger tithe and offering? Have you seen his operation in Atlanta? Have you seen any of his worldwide outreaches or even visited his website wherein he offers so many free avenues to grow your faith (WITH GOD, not World Changers). He gives of himself without knowing that it will benefit his ministry but can benefit the seeker. From your post I have reason to believe you have a fundamental issue with Christianity itself much less Creflo. You don’t appear to have a referential fear of God; not because you don’t agree with Creflo but because you don’t even know how to reference God. Upright churches are indeed transparent to its members and partners, there is no benefit in being transparent to the devil and his demons. Your confused view is not of your own making but it is so because you don’t have any better information to cling to. While you concern yourself with the Christian’s Bibles that are propping up windows, you might consider at least owning one that you know where it is. You can find anything that will instruct, relay, confirm what you want it to when you have your mind set. I dare you to pray to God for true understanding and revelation in Jesus’ name and then pick up your Bible and READ. I dare you… In the mean time I pray for you. Because when a person totally unaffected by an issue finds themselves so passionately opposing it, there is usually a core issue that is being masked by all the noise and rhetoric.
    God’s peace be with you through the mercy of Jesus.

  11. I guess all that’s left to say here is that a persuasive arguement only deceives people. The Lord knows. It’s not what would Jesus do, but what DID Jesus do. Humility is our watchword. Christians can judge and should judge, but only by what the word of God says. And I have noticed, in my own life primarily, is that I can be so quick to point a finger and not be bearing any fruit myself. Whether I think Mr Dollar is right or wrong is immaterial. It’s not about him. It’s about Jesus. Let’s get our eyes off of people and onto the Lord. Rather than worry about what fruit Creflo is bringing in, real teaching and real pastoring causes US to bring in the harvest of God. He will have to answer for himself. But you and I will have to answer for ourselves. Who have you talked to about the Lord? How passionate is your walk? If the Word of God is all that we say it is, why arent WE (not creflo) standing on a corner or in a park warning those who are lost that the Lord desires to take them in? Watching and commenting on ANY person is not fulfilling the great commission and in fact only gives the church a black eye. Repent and Get on your knees, Get in your bibles, and Get in the streets with what God has revealed. Period. And serve your King. (oh yeah, and turn off those TVs)

  12. Dan, the internet is also an effective tool for ministering the Gospel. And warning people of false teachers is a duty of Christians. They need to know the real Gospel. That is the Gospel of Christ and not the prosperity gospel. Just the fact that these false teachers openly refer to the Gospel as the prosperity gospel is proof enough. Simply line up what they preach with the word. Did Paul go around telling the church at Corinth that “they’d never be broke another day?” Or did Jesus say that one must “sow a seed” to meet a need?? Rather, the 6th chapter of Mattew let us know that God meets our needs when we seek him. Not when we sow a seed offering to a Preacher on TBN. It’s so apparent that they are false teachers when you search the word without bias.

  13. Hello People, This is not rocket science..if your life is real real bad (obvious also to me youve never been in the gutter!) and someone comes along and your whole world changes…(through Jesus).dont you say Thank You? buy a gift even? Now if that blessing comes from the church you attend, (a place you were not going to before you started geting blessed) I think it only fitting that your money blessing (well some at least) should go back into the source of that blessing. The rest…well I will celebrate and have a glass of wine, even buy a house or two oh and car, a nice car, not some reck?! xx cheers.
    Love you all in Christ.x

  14. phil, u should be ashamed of ur self for talking down another human being, it’s ok to say want u feel but every body don’t feel that way about him and plus who r u to judge? let God do his work and Pray for Creflo if u see a problem with want he do. May GOD BLeSS U

    • Hi,

      Please show me where I was “talking down another human being” Jennifer?

      Creflo should be ashamed of himself for the way he continually talks down Jesus……..please feel free to search the site for plenty of examples of this Jennifer.

      1 Corinthians 5 instructs us to judge professing Christians and the last time I checked Creflo claimed to be a Christian……

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Phil

  15. I am surprised to see so many “Christians” criticizing a man of God! If you are so worried about the damage he “supposedly” is doing, why don’t you get off your butts and go repair those damages?!!. Clearly you haven’t ready the Bible for yourselves because if you have you will know that Jesus came to save us from sin. Having done that now saves us from the bondage that sin brings; poverty, sickness, and so on. But no i guess you haven’t read that.

    What he teaches isn’t religion, he encourages one to develop a personal relationship with God. But obviously LAZY people who can’t be bothered to spend time with God and His Word won’t be happy with that. Because now you don’t necessarily have to go to the Pastor for prayers, but you can call on God for yourself!

    Come on, people of God. Let’s grow up and stop making the Word of God seem like a Constitution for the destruction of man! God sure wants to save us from all evil – which if you don’t realise include sin, poverty, sickness, and all their relatives! Someone has to preach this.

    Oh and just to put you in remembrance, when Jesus came to the earth to bring us the Gospel, the religious people of that day, the Pharisees, Sadducees, and the rest of their click criticized him heavily. Even the High Priest and Governor was against him. Kinda like Pastor Dollar’s situation in the world now. The devil will always turn people against the TRUE man of God; one who heavily causes damage to his Kingdom. Do not be deceived yall!

  16. Has he been convicted ? I’m sure you understand a man is not guilty until he’s proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Also being sued doesn’t necessarily disqualify one from being a man of God. Many were condemned to death. Any body can sue anybody … see ?

    • Hi,

      Actually being sued would not leave Dr. Dollar blameless any longer and if found guilty he certainly wouldn’t have a good report with those outside the church….see 1 Timothy 3:1-7………………see?

      Also remember he still has tax trouble with Senator Grassley……see?

      Also keep in mind Dollar “teaches” a “born again Jesus”……..IOW he teaches another Gospel which means he’s teaching another Jesus……….see?

      I’d say maybe you should find another person to defend or if you can’t seem to see Dollar for what he is then maybe you should find somewhere else to defend your hero……eh Vens JJ?

      Phil

  17. Dear Ray,

    I am not defending Dolar or anyone. All I am saying is being sued simple is not enough reason to condemn anyone, including Dolar… see ?
    If you want to keep slandering people and spread rumours to damage people’s reputation… it’s ok with me.. its your choice. I only want people who come here not to follow your footsteps because its not Godly.. see ?

  18. one last thing Ray so you’d know your understanding of scripture is faulty…. you quoted 1 Timothy 3:1-7 . Study it again and you might realize that it does not talk about AFTER one has become an overseer. For all I know you could sue some poor pastor out of jealousy . Don’t just quote scripture that you think supports your whims… study and obey it yourself first.

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