I was seriously thinking about shutting this blog down. It wasn’t the first time I’ve thought about this….but as always God reminded me why it’s so important to warn the Body about wolves in our midst. Recently a very misguided soul came to this site to defend his wife reminding me of an article I had forgotten about and a “ministry” that needs to be continually exposed as they are a danger to the Body of Christ. Below are the articles that will offer some background for this one….
The above clip is quite interesting. I think it’s a noble thing to help those less fortunate….and it’s definitely something we as Christians should be doing but our primary mission as Christians is to share the Gospel. Mrs. Duarte believes that 5 dollars will change lives…and to some extent she is correct. However there are a few of things I would like you all to consider.
1). Where is the Gospel message in this 6 minute clip? Mrs. Duarte goes on and on about how money will change peoples lives….and I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who would benefit greatly if they had a few extra bucks. Meeting people’s needs is a wonderful idea….but what about their eternal lives? Money certainly won’t get you into heaven and that is something that is missing in this video.
2). I always find it interesting when folks like Mrs. Duarte hear things from God….especially when these things are contradictory to His Word. Nowhere in the NT does money change people’s lives but there are plenty of examples of the Gospel message changing lives. Perhaps God simply forgot this or it’s quite possible that Mrs. Duarte is mistaking someone else’s voice for God’s? You decide…..
4). Where in the NT does it say we should grow businesses and fund inventions? These are two things Mrs. Duarte wants to use your money for.
3). Mrs. Duarte may or may not embrace the doctrines espoused by the Word of Faith Movement but she certainly embraces the fund raising technique of “seed sowing”. The Bible is pretty clear on what the seed is but she, just like the rest of the WoF wolves have confused this seed to mean money. She also mistakenly believes this “seed sowing” will garner the sower credit in heaven….and she is wrong. Nowhere in the NT is this “sow a seed” in regards to giving money or gaining any type of “credit in heaven” taught.
It is my honest opinion this video is nothing more than a fund-raiser…..Mrs. Duarte spends the majority of her time manipulating the viewer into believing that “sowing a seed” into her “5 Dollar challenge” is biblical which it is not. When she “asked God” how she could “change the world” she claims God told her to “start with 5 dollars” which contradicts God’s Word and should be discarded.
For further information regarding this “5 Dollar Challenge” please see the following website;