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.