I have no problem with people and their religions, I do have a problem with people who misguide and mislead people who have strong faith. So does the HOLY SPIRIT AND JESUS tell you this also?
Do you at times stay up late and see these late night/early morning religious television broadcasts that come on? All I can say is they are making their money and taking yours in order to make it.
I was listening to this one show as I could not sleep and all of these people were standing up and saying you told me I was gonna get this much and 4 months later I get a check in the mail for this much and then another person stood up and said the same thing just a different amount. Well one thing they failed to tell you is that you are requested to keep sending money to this place in order for a chance you might get a reward/blessing from the Holt Spirit or Jesus. Where does the money come from?
YES, I asked the question is this man can tell me how much I am going to get and in how many months until I am going to get this amount of money then when and who is sending it to me? How does he know it will be coming?
So, me being the skeptical person that I am and like to get to the nitty gritty of how things work, called the phone number and gave them my name and mailing address and told them I needed to be blessed for finances.
They said the HOLY WATER would be in the mail and that for me to follow the directions and my blessing would be answered.
So I waited and said OK we shall see, so my Letter arrives and there it is the HOLY WATER! that is what HOLY WATER looks like WOWZA!
So then I read the letter and BAM there it is, in order for you to be blessed and have your prayers answered you will need to send us 20.00 to get started working on your blessing. (in tiny little print it says it feels good to give)
UMM if I had 20.00 I would not be in a bind would I and I sure enough would not be looking for ways to help my family through this rough time.
So I am like I knew it was to good to be true and it does make since that in order for them to help people they would need other people to donate money, however if your people of GOD and fear GOD then tell the truth.
I have given until I can not give any more and not one damn person in this town or anywhere else gives a shit that my family is about to be homeless, so please tell me what was my families reward to giving and helping everyone else? this does not apply to the two people who did help us and you both know who you are, this has nothing to do with you two.
Bitter I am not, since helping others is what I taught my children to do regardless, however it does make you see with both of your eyes the people who were only next to you to get what you had and played you for a fool. I understand I was played for a fool 10 times over and that is OK, I gave with my heart and my family gave with their heart also so we have blessed many. Cause those folks I was always there for and helping in a blink of an EYE are no where to be found in my families time of need.
I think I am more disappointed in the Human race more then anything else.
OK, back to this so called money man preacher man and his wife, who sends you letters and in each letter it says in order to be blessed you must send money..LOL
I hope all of these people who are sending them their last few dollars really do get blessed. OK, so I have gotten 8 letters and each one has a pre written letter 3 or 6 pages long and each letter has some little thing in it, suck as stickers or gold strings or like todays letter , a packet of gold dust that was not shut and so when you open the mail it fell all out. I understand people have strong faith and I am not trying to be cruel, however if you have money to send to this man and his wife, then you have money to make a difference in your life right there in front of you.
Oh in his first letter to me he told me I would get anywhere from 2,000 to 19,583.25 in the next few months, umm I am still waiting for that. however it also then said well you need to send money in order for that to happen…. So I guess I am not getting anything.
I thought there were laws against this? I am going to have to look into this, didn’t tammy faye and jim baker get into trouble for something like this?
Following a 16-month Federal grand jury probe, Bakker was indicted in 1988 on eight counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy. In 1989, after a five-week trial which began on August 28 in Charlotte, the jury found him guilty on all 24 counts, and Judge Robert Daniel Potter sentenced him to 45 years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine.:52
He served time in the Federal Medical Center, Rochester, in Rochester, Minnesota, sharing a cell with activist Lyndon LaRouche and skydiver Roger Nelson.
In February 1991, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld Bakker’s conviction on the fraud and conspiracy charges, but voided Bakker’s 45-year sentence, as well as the $500,000 fine, and ordered that a new sentencing hearing be held. The court held that Potter’s statement at sentencing that Bakker’s actions resulted in “those of us who do have a religion” being lampooned as “saps from money-grubbing preachers or priests” was evidence that he had injected his own religious beliefs into considering Bakker’s sentence.
Jim and Tammy Bakker were divorced on March 13, 1992. On November 16, 1992, a sentence reduction hearing was held and Bakker’s sentence was reduced to eight years.:104
In August 1993, Bakker was transferred to a minimum security federal prison in Jesup, Georgia, and was subsequently granted parole in July 1994, after serving almost five years of his sentence.:116, 130 Bakker’s son, Jay, spearheaded a letter-writing campaign to the parole board on his father’s behalf, urging leniency.:106–115
His Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) number was 07407-058, and he was released from BOP custody on December 1, 1994.
On July 23, 1996, a North Carolina jury threw out a class action suit brought on behalf of more than 160,000 onetime supporters who contributed as much as $7,000 each to Bakker’s coffers in the 1980s.
The Charlotte Observer reported that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) still holds Bakker and Roe Messner, Tammy Faye’s husband from 1993 until her death in 2007, liable for personal income taxes owed from the 1980s when they were building the PTL empire, taxes assessed after the IRS revoked the PTL ministry’s nonprofit status. Tammy Faye Messner’s new husband said that the original tax amount was about $500,000, with penalties and interest accounting for the rest. Notices stating the IRS liens list still identify “James O. and Tamara F. Bakker” as owing $6,000,000, liens on which Jim Bakker still pays.
read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bakker
I would be scared to even try to ask for money saying the Holy Spirit told me to tell you to send money, hmm I guess it is to the point that people are in need and will try anything to help them take care of their families.
This is my view on things and I am entitled to think and have thoughts of my own, you do not have to agree with the way I feel or think, however do not ever think I am going to back down and just agree to keep you happy.