I ran across an interesting article written by Charisma Magazine’s senior editor Lee Grady. Apparently, 61 so-called Christian leaders held a meeting recently in Orlando Florida called “Charismatic Leadership Conference” at the Charisma main offices. Marcus and Joni Lamb of the Daystar Television Network were in attendance and two of their statements will be the focus of this entry. You can read Grady’s article here.
Consider this excerpt from Mr. Grady’s article if you will; We must have personal revival. Marcus Lamb, founder of the Daystar Television Network, fought back tears as he lamented how far leaders have fallen in this day of Christian superstar scandals. “When was the last time we fasted?” he asked. “When was the last time we studied the Word just to hear from God?” Lamb believes “an alarm was sounded in 2007” that is calling each of us back to the simplicity of devotion to Jesus.
Hmmmm. I think it’s great that Mr. Lamb feels so strongly that he had to “fight back tears” when describing the scandals that have occurred during 2007. I have to say that I agree with Lamb on this. It saddens me to see these scandals. It saddens me to continually report of these very public scandals here at Theology Today. However, his comments lead me to ask the following;
Why did Daystar, during their recent fall fundraiser, invite or show re-runs of Paula White, Juanita Bynum and Jamaal Harrison Bryant to raise money for their network?
Why does Daystar allow Paula White’s television show to be aired on their network?
I agree with Lamb that an “alarm has been sounded” but has he actually heard it? Did he “fast” and “study God’s Word” before he brought the scandalous three on his network to raise money? It seems when money is involved, Mr. Lamb only hears the sound of the ringing telephones bringing in the large amounts of revenue to keep his so-called “Christian” network on the air.
Joni Lamb made this statement during this meeting; Joni Lamb of Daystar called 2007 “a year of sifting and shaking” and then held up a plumb line like the one described in the book of Amos. She said the Lord is measuring the church in this hour, and then asked: “Are we lining up to the Lord’s plumb line? Are we men and women of character in a world of compromise?”
My questions for Mrs. Lamb are;
Is Daystar lining up to the Lord’s plumb line by hosting Paula White’s daily television show?
Are the Lamb’s and Daystar finally going to demonstrate character, or will they continue to compromise by allowing the likes of Paula White, Juanita Bynum, Jamaal Harrison Bryant and a host of other heretics to raise money for their networks?
Bemoaning scandals while using the creators of these scandals to raise money for their network is hypocritical behavior. I hate to label the Lambs as hypocrites, but it seems to be the correct label for them.
Only time will tell if they remain this way.
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