GOD TV’S Mission Week

This week GOD TV owners Rory and Wendy Alec are hosting “mission’s week”. According to them they need to raise 6 million bucks to stay on the air in order to continue to follow “The Great Commission”. Mr. Alec claims that Satan is trying to “shut their ministry down” so he’s brought in heavyweight fundraisers Steve Munsey and Mike Murdock to keep Satan from shutting them down.  

How can Satan “shut down a ministry”? Does Satan really have that much power? Please consider the following Scripture; 

Job 1:6-12 ESV

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. The LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?”  Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.  

Satan can’t do anything to a child of God unless God allows it! If GOD TV is really of God then why blame all of their financial troubles on Satan? Surely the Alec’s must have read the Book of Job. Maybe God is testing their faithfulness. Possibly God wants the Alec’s to rethink who they allow airtime to? Could it be possible that GOD TV really isn’t of God at all? 

Mike Murdock claims that you can sow a seed for a specific need. He claims it’s a “biblical principal” that works if you just have faith enough to sow a seed. Murdock even had the audacity to ask the viewers to place their donation on their credit cards because “you can use what got you into trouble to get you out of trouble”. I suppose if you follow this twisted logic then heroin addicts can use a needle to kick their habits and crack heads can kick their habits with a crack pipe. 

The Alec’s claim they need 6 million bucks to stay on the air. My question is this;  

If this were indeed true, why don’t the Alec’s just sow a seed and have faith that their bills will be met? Why host a “mission’s week” to follow the “Great Commission”? Why should the faithful viewers of GOD TV fund something that the Alec’s claim God commanded them to do? 

The first question is easy to answer. The Alec’s don’t appear to believe in this “biblical principle” otherwise they would just sow a seed and be done with it. Wouldn’t that make more sense then hosting a week-long “mission’s week”? I suggest that the Alec’s need their viewers far more then their viewers need them. 

The second and third questions are also easy to answer. They have to make appeals for money because they really aren’t following the great commission. I’ll prove this to you by offering you a challenge. Are you ready? 

Where in the NT does anyone ever ask for money to promote the Gospel message? 

Still looking? Keep looking…… 

If you do find Scripture that supports appeals for money to fund the message then by all means continue to financially support these people. If you don’t, and I believe you won’t, then maybe it’s time to reconsider who and what you are giving your money to.      

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33 thoughts on “GOD TV’S Mission Week

  1. Phil you said:

    If this were indeed true, why don’t the Alec’s just sow a seed and have faith that their bills will be met? Why host a “mission’s week” to follow the “Great Commission”? Why should the faithful viewers of GOD TV fund something that the Alec’s claim God commanded them to do?

    LOL, you stupid dude! LOL!!!! I have never thought about it that way. LOL!!

    It is funny that Paul didn’t want to take the money from the Philippians we can see that in 2 Corinthians 8

    8:1 We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 3 For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, 4 begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints— 5 and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to

    I would love to see a pie chart to see how much is really going to the mission field. Thanks for the info bro. Saints have to wise up and understand their responsiblilities as stewards.

    • I called the Todd Coonz section which I believe is also part of this “ministry”. I asked what the money raised would be used for. The person on the other end of the phone told me it was going to raise money to put satellites up to spead the gospels. I asked whether any of the money would be used to help the starving and sick in disaster areas of theworld and was told that she thought there was probably an “outreach operaion” in Israel. When I pressed for more details and on the question of the sick and starving, the operator hung up. I called back and spoke to a male operator expressing my concerns about the way I had been dealt with and he commented that the first operator would never have hung up, only maybe if I had been rude or insulting. I dont consider my concerns or the way I expressed them to have been either. I gave that person my number and they would call me back !!!!!! Guess what, I’mstill waiting for that call over 24 hours later! DRAW YOUR OWN CONCUSIONS FROM THIS

      I detest the conning of nice people, some of them desperatly poor themselves being conned into giving money to charlatans who promise that the sowing of a financial seed will result in the lord repaying them with financial miracles.

      For atheists like myself, these programmes are highly amusing, but when it comes to conning nice but gullible people out of their hard won and often scarce finances I find it hard to understand why these extremely wealthy organisaions are allowed to broadcast into a civilised country like ours.

      Jack Thomas

  2. Lionel,

    If these folks really believed in “sowing seeds” why don’t they just send you or I the money….

    Let’s write them and ask if they will send us 1189 pounds like Mr. Murdock was requesting the viewers to do!!

  3. I record the content on God TV’s broadcasts and use the content for sharpening my own discernment. I compare the teaching on this network, always keeping the scriptures that are used within context and the false teaching jumps out at me! God TV’s Mission Week is always loaded with false teaching, no matter who is doing the speaking, from Rory and Wendy themselves to Benny Hinn to Mike Murdock to Steve Munsey and many more. If Steve Munsey was not so dangerous as a false teacher he would be almost comical. He says, “he said..or she said..Jesus said…or God says..” but none of what Mr. Munsey goes on to say is recorded in the Bible! Mr. Munsey’s one statement that really gets me is his claim that God tells the devil: “you go first”. He bases this on Isaiah 59:19. Where does He even get that idea from Isaiah 59:19? If kept in context to what is before and after this verse when a study of the original is done it clearly says that when the enemy comes in like a flood,the Spirit of the Lord has already raised the standard against him. Mr. Murdock boasts he has purchased 3 jets. Goodness, why does he need 3 jets? He can only occupy 1 jet at a time! What is so sad is that these false teachers call people like us “heresy hunters” and say we attack them because we are “jealous”. If only they would realize that we care.

  4. I was wondering about something that I heard a powerful man of God (David Ravenhill) say concerning those teaching in the pulpit without character/integrity for which it should go with. Whenever they say things along the lines of how it’s soley up to the people of God to support/feed the minister with their money/resources (at the expense of the people and not of the pastor), or the pastor gets his followers to buy into the “Speak it and Reap it, Sow it and Mow it, Blab it and Grab it” mentality, or they say things like “I’m good seed, and you reap what you sow, so sow into my minisrty and you’ll reap a hundred fold” or “We need your money to spread to keep this ministry going, so give and we’ll all be blessed”, perhaps they should try something different.

    According to their logic/interpretation of Galatians 6:7, they should send 100 dollar bills out of their accounts/wealth (or however much money they want to have multiplied their way) to every one of the many individuals who’ve ever sown into their ministries and speak blessings. That way, they’ll have plenty of money to support themselves and whatever they feel God is calling them too…cause hey, like they’re saying, “You reap what you sow….”

    Like the old saying goes, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander”. How comes, however, the giving only works one way? Just curious….

    On the flip side, there’s always a hint of truth behind every lie…or more appropiately, a truth that has become twisted out of context so that it becomes a lie essentially. As the Word makes, Paul reminded the Corinthians to fufill the commitment they’d already made (II Corinthians 8:10-12), for they said that they would collect a financial gift tos send to the church in Jerusalem. Paul was sending a few men ahead of them to see if their gift was ready, so it would be a real gift and not look like people had to give under pressure at the last minute (“ready as a geneous gift, not as one given grudgingly given”). People may hesitate to give generously to God if they’re worrying about having enough money left over to meet their own needs.

    But Paul assured the Corinthians that God was able to meet their needs.Paul made clear that a person who gives little will only recieve little in return and that one should’nt lack faith in keeping them from giving generously/freely. God gives us resources to use/invest for Him….and Paul used the iillustration of seed to explain that the resources God gives us are not to be hidden, foolishly devoured, or thron away….but instead cultivated in order to produce more crops

    2 Corinthians 9:6-13

    Sowing Generously

    6Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9As it is written:
    “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor;
    his righteousness endures forever.”[a] 10Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

    12This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.

    …and when we invest what God has given us in His work, he will provide us with even more to give in his service.

    This has been my experience and that of many who used to fall for the “give a seed” mentality. Even though there was error in much of it, there was good bit of truth. Whenever I gave, I did so with a right heart because I sincerly desired to invest in His kingdom….and it was always amazing seeing crazy things happen afterward (i.e. money neeeded for a lack I was dealing with come out of nowehere, God’s provision, etc)…….and I think that God honors that.

    If, however, it was for the purpose of me “giving to get” (as is the case for many in the “sow a seed” mentality), that’s a problem……but even in that, praise the Lord that he’s able to work through it.

  5. “Missions Week”…Hmmm… For some reason the name of this fund raising event does not witness with my Spirit. The Alecs have been discipled by the likes of Hinn, Murdock, Munsey, etc. Hinn is of The Assemblies of God who love that word MISSIONS too! But, they actually send out REAL missionaries! Thank God in Heaven (being sarcastic) for Murdock’s 3,000 sq. ft. gym he got at his home; one of his “returns from sowing seeds” he told the viewing audience. They are a travesty and to those Christians who think that these types of Christians are OK, THEY’RE NOT! God gave us a brain to use in discernment. God be with us all.

  6. On the subject of GodT.V. what about this ‘Trip to Jerusalem’. The Body of Christ is the New Bride or ‘New Jerusalem’. They are taking everything literally and getting subscriptions along the way for ‘prayer requests’ that will be taken to the Upper Room at the TV Studios in Israel. PLeeeeeeezze …this is no different than Roman Catholicism where you paid money to get ‘indulgences’. This is still carried out in Roman Churches where you ‘pay’ the priest for a Mass to be said for the ‘dead’ (!!!!) or the living.
    The just shall live ny faith ..hallelujah.

    • The church is indeed the bride but it is not the new Jerusalem, I hope that you do not follow replacement theology where Israel is replaced with the church.

      If you are not then forgive my remarks

  7. […] For those of you who don’t know, God TV is a christian television channel here in the UK which broadcasts around the world. It has a lot of false teachers/word of faith preachers on it like the Copelands, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis, Benny Hinn and they occasionally do beg-a-thons Missions Week where they get in people like Mike Murcoch and Steve Munsey to help with fund raising. It seems like I am not the only one who has beef with God TV. Check out this post […]

  8. There is a place in God where some does not enter nor understand.
    There are two types of Christians; those who are carnal, and those who are spiritual. The carnal Christians reasons with their carnal minds and try to understand spiritual things with a carnal mind. It is s source of deception and misinterpretation of scripture and often leads to strife and division in the body of Christ. It often leads to criticism and judgment of others even using the word of God.

    Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom, and unity. There is a difference between the Holy Spirit of God and the Carnal Spirit of man. Wendy and Rory Alec honors the Spirit of God and they live by Faith. It is Faith that pleases God. They do not need carnal men to judge them because God is their judge and God will also be the judge of those who judge them. even those who use scripture to justify their judgment . They do please God. Others like Munsey and Murdoch, Benny Hinn all have specific anointing s from God for their specific ministries to serve the body of Christ. God is a God of order and the Body is one.

    These people understand that oneness and work together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit not the guidance of mans critical spirits where there is strife and chaos. You need to be in submission and obedience of the word of God to be able to do so.

    People who “sow a seed” into such a ministry contribute to the predestined and pre ordained callings of God. This kind of participation
    are done by faith and commands a blessing from God because the righteous shall live by faith and it is faith that pleases God, not reason nor carnal minded criticism.

    Often those who do not understand the supernatural , and has never entered into that special place where you can discern Gods specific word for your specific need or for His specific order for a specific task in the earth, The place where people receive their callings from God and their ministries from God. This is a place in the spiritually realm. God is Spirit and Jesus says God seeks those who worship Him in Spirit and truth. So be careful not to judge these obedient and faithful servants of God with a carnal mind.

    • They’ve used Mike Murdoch, even with the devilish lies and heresies he says (that can be simply searched on youtube.com) this channel is a spiritual joke, shame on them.

  9. Hi Susan,

    How can you say Rory and Wendy “live by faith” when they run appeal after appeal for viewers to give them money….a true man of faith wouldn’t ask man for the cash…they would believe God for the cash, wouldn’t they?

    Wouldn’t “sowing a seed for a specific need” like Mike Murdock teaches during the beg a thons fall into the “carnal Christian” realm?

  10. I just cannot see how on earth this campaign, and the rhetorics and theology used on God TV, has a n y t h i n g to do with the life Jesus led during his stay here on this planet. Do we even have to dig into scriptural details to see that following Christ doesn’t mean standing on big televised stages and begging for funds (which may end up in private invetsments)?

    I try to follow Jesus, and I fail so very often. But still I want to. But if those people we are talking about here will continue to call themselves christians, well, I will let them use that epithet and call myself something else. I don’t say that I know where they will end up, because the Lord is merciful, just and true. Only God can judge. But I just don’t want to be associated with them, not a bit.

  11. […] For those of you who don’t know, God TV is a christian television channel here in the UK which broadcasts around the world. It has a lot of false teachers/word of faith preachers on it like the Copelands, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis, Benny Hinn and they occasionally do beg-a-thons Missions Week where they get in people like Mike Murcoch and Steve Munsey to help with fund raising. It seems like I am not the only one who has beef with God TV. Check out this post […]

  12. I’m doing things on this and the Lakeland Revival now, as my research continues into all of this and it does not look good, well for them anyway.

  13. Does anyone here live by that sort of faith? Do you ask God for your daily income or do you go to work every day to get it?
    I don’t think GOD TV is funded by advertising so they rely on believers to give generously into this ministry. Believers who see the value in the Gospel being spread so rapidly by television into areas where preachers sometimes are not allowed.

    No man besides Christ is perfect, but God uses GOD TV to bring many to Christ and the Gospel must be preached – that is the main thing.

    Phil: Actually I do live by that kind of faith. I came to Greece six years ago not knowing a single soul, without any formal agreement but a handshake from the owner and General Manager….I’m still here on the same handshake. I believed God then and because of this experience I have even greater faith in God. He has supplied all of my needs and then some and I’m the luckiest guy in the world because of my TOTAL faith in Him and I didn’t have to go on TV and beg for anything like Rory and Wendy Alec CONTINUALLY do….

  14. Rob,

    You have a misunderstanding of judging. God has aleady judged and declared right from wrong. Righteous judgment is just stating God’s position on the topic. Yes, we are called to do declare His position and it is vital to the health of the Church.

  15. Looks like you want to Kill God TV net work. It is sad, very sad!!

    Phil: Nope. Just want them to stop promoting all the garbage…

  16. “The Alec’s claim they need 6 million bucks to stay on the air. My question is this;

    If this were indeed true, why don’t the Alec’s just sow a seed and have faith that their bills will be met?”

    Well said could not agree more.When God said he would provide for all our needs I doubt he wanted to make us all millionaires.
    I would like to ask how much money did God TV make out of Todd Bentley? and are they going to give it back.
    The greatest gift from God is Wisdom.

  17. didnt god say, that his son, jesus was the sacrifice to end all sacrifices, maybe im wrong? so why is god tv having an alter, and asking for donation for trees in israel, and placing the pledges on this alter? i dont know, iv watched the program a few times, but i get this gut feeling that its not quite right, and i do beleive in god, ! maybe god and commercial interests dont go together, i dont know

  18. God TV is what the world needs desperately. i have seen the great things God is doing thru God TV, especially in the third world counties. thank for reaching my people in kamba land- machakos kenya.i am praying with you.pastor anthony wambua ndambuki.eldoret.kenya

    • Hi,

      GOD TV is partly responsible for the popularity of the Florida Outpouring which had nothing at all to do with God. To the best of my knowledge they have as yet to apologize to their viewers for promoting and even prophesying that this Outpouring was of God. Doesn’t that concern you?

      Phil

  19. This is a letter I sent to Godtv (I’m not expecting a reply)

    Here I am tuning into GodTV for the first time in about half a year to see if Godtv had learnt from the past, using sensationalist speakers and the Word of Faith in faith American gluttons, but no.

    We are asked to give money and expect OR DARE TO AUTHORIZE God to give it back. When has giving to Children in Need for example ever resorted to this sort of selfish giving, an unbiblical practice of expecting God to give WHAT WE WANT (money as always) back and not spiritual blessings or whatever God chooses to give?

    “What has man ever given that God should repay him?” – Job 41:11

    Now GodTV has changed into the Word of Faith in Faith show using American speakers such as Benny Hinn (I don’t want gold in heaven, I want it now’, Copeland (I am a god) , Hagee (‘Jesus was rich, Jesus never said he was messiah to the jews’ heresy.’)

    As a biblical, laying down my life Christian I am disgusted with what you are feeding the ‘flock’, truth mixed with lies. If you build with earthly things God will destroy it.

    I pray God will bless you and I hope to see biblical fruit, but the doctrines of Godtv are so anti Jesus’s message of laying down your life and not desiring to be wealthy as it’s a snare, I am not to sure.

  20. If people are gullable enough to believe in a god (who for some reason has not been very talkative in recent times), then they will be gullable enough to give money to a crazy god channel.

  21. Hi, I agree with most of what is said on this page but wouldn’t feel right about being so critical about other christians publicly. Doesn’t the Bible say “Not to speak evil of anyone”.
    Just as something about the never ending “Missions week” doesn’t quite sit right with me, neither does the “Scoffing” or critisism seen here. I think the best way to resolve the problem would be to Pray to the Lord earnestly that he may convict people of any wrong doing & offer yourself up to be used. The God that I know from the Bible certainly isn’t into Christians squabbling amongst themselves, especcialy on a website that is open to be seen by any non believers.

  22. Phil Its easy to take a verse from the Bible & use it to justify your own actions, I’ve met many Homosexual people who have shown me countless scriptures to justify themselves before God but to those who really know Jesus the truth is obvious in scripture, God simply is against Homosexuality. In the same way to those that really know Jesus it is clear from scripture that God does not like Christians arguing among one another, the essence of the Gospel is to love one another. I also think you have taken Ephesians 5:11 completely out of context if you are using it to justify accusing God TV. Misguided they could be but they are not doing it “In secret” they are raising money openly for everyone to see & people are able to make their own conlusions. Unless you have evidence of some hidden scandal then Ephesians 5:11 does not apply, People are able to Judge for themselves! It just seems like some people are bitter & like to put down others & arguing. One last point I will make…The Bible says “First remove the plank in your own I then you will see clearly to remove the speck of dust in your brothers” I challenge you simply to dwell on what I have said & not blindly argue back.

    Phil: Ephesians 5:11 means what it means. False teachers were exposed publicly in the Bible Paul. How else are we to expose the works of darkness if not publicly Paul?

  23. I agree – $6 million dollars could be spent on feeding the starving or medical help or something tangible that Christians could do aswell as speaking the Gospel. TV fil studios accross the world, flights for Alec to reports etc seems too much.

    What next – Peter Poppoff presenting!

    I am giving my donation to Chrisitian Vision for Men in the UK as i can see the difference and work they are doing and they don’t ask for millions!

    God Bless you all

  24. Great blog may I say…it is quite simple. All these big superstar preachers have enough money between them all to fund God TV for years, but you don’t see them giving the cash out…NO they want you to pay up. They claim to be sowers but they only sow in proportion to their own needs. This is a business they are running, disguised as a noble task and you are the sponsors of these pizza dreams.
    If they are so big on the things that they teach, let’s see them sacrifice all their money and comfort fo the sake of this cause and other causes that need the money of ordinary people, who just want to live in peace and make other’s lives better, if it is truly of God…DO IT!!! But they won’t, far too busy protecting their assets.
    In the NT, the church gave the money to the apostles and it was distributed to the poor and needy and not for their own private jets and classy cars and big homes.
    The more I see this going on the more I am glad that I am out of it.

  25. found this to be quite a shoking practice and i wont watch it there is nothing godly about asking people for vast sums of money they are not trusting in there faith to provide its just plain begging i rember when jesus met the tax officer and he said he had no money he could only offer his farthers love i felt like phoning in and offering them just this . why dont they ask some of these wealthy pasters they have on like benny hinn who we al know is not short of a fue million to support where are they in this time of need and stop pressing the poor and needed to give money that they just cant aford to
    god bless you all

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