Before I buy anything from a salesman, I like to ask questions and I try to at least look at the owners manual before I purchase the said product to see if what the salesman is telling me is true or not. Last night I watched traveling salesman Dr. Nassir Siddiki attempting (and probably succeeding) to sell his “your faith is in the seed” prosperity message during GOD TV’S “mission’s week” financial appeal.
I have to grudgingly give Siddiki his props……he preached an amazing message. He nearly had me wanting to buy his product. That’s how good this guy is. I’ll bet the rest of the hired guns out there will be using this very same sales pitch at a location near you in the very near future. Fortunately, I had my owner’s manual handy and didn’t fall for his message. Here’s some advice so that you don’t fall victim to Siddiki’s pitch…..or anyone else’s for that matter.
You must have a bible and concordance because this dude doesn’t always give you chapter and verse. Last night after his “message” he was talking with Rory Alec and the word “occupy” came up. Siddiki rightly stated that the word was in the Gospel of Luke and he rightly said that it means to do business. He also claimed that it meant that by sowing a seed you’ll be able to do business more successfully which the text doesn’t say. If you look at Luke 19:13 you will see that the word is definitely in there, but he’s taken it completely out of context.
You must also remember why he’s “teaching” at a telethon. If you answered “to raise money” you are absolutely right! He doesn’t have his own show on that network so he doesn’t have anything to lose if the network goes belly up. His sole purpose for appearing during “mission’s week” was to raise money for the network…….and himself. I know as fact that most of these “hired guns” get a percentage of what they raise or free airtime for their own shows and in some cases…..both.
His message? I’m not gonna tell ya! I don’t want to give any young guy out there any ideas. He didn’t reinvent the wheel but he did polish it up a bit. 2Peter 1:3 was his main text…….and the theme was “everything you need has already been provided by God” and the usual catch phrases “your faith is in the seed” and “move on to the next level”.
Siddiki’s partially right. God has provided everything we need. He did that by sending His Son to die a horrible shameful death in front of His own mother on a cross at a place called Calvary. He allowed His Son to be beaten and mocked so that His elect would be reconciled to Him and to have eternal life in a place called Paradise. All God has promised us is eternal life if we only place our faith in oneSeed…….Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Yep, hired guns like Dr. Nassir Siddiki are nothing more then traveling salesmen selling a bad product. If the product they are selling (wealth and health) was so good, or that easily obtainable, why all the manipulation and Scripture twisting? More importantly, why do so many people seem to be buying into this bad product? God’s Word gives us a clear answer to this very important question;
2Timothy 4:3-4 ESV
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
There’s nothing wrong with having wealth and if it were as easy as giving GOD TV money like the salesmen tell you it is, then everyone would be doing it, wouldn’t they? GOD TV wouldn’t have to be making “special appeals” because their coffers would be overflowing. I’m sorry to say this but the coffers at GOD TV are hardly full. Something has to be wrong somewhere, don’t you think?
Please, before you buy their product, take a closer look at the instruction manual, the Word of God, and determine if the product can actually do what the salesman says it can.