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Now, before I begin, I want to make something very clear. I don't seek to call people heretics. I call them heretics only if I have reason to believe it. But if denying the deity of Christ is not heresy, what is? And that is precisely what Creflo Dollar sadly does. As I was listening to the radio, I heard Creflo Dollar speak, with his own mouth, that Jesus is not God. Here is what he said:
Hank Hannegraaff: "Creflo Dollar says that because Jesus Christ was asleep in the boat, that He really couldn't have been God "Prior to this, I had seen Dollar preach at least a dozen times on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Though I disagreed with the emphasis he put on financial prosperity, I could not honestly say that he tought heretical doctines. I thought his teaching was honestly absurd, but we all must admit that though something may seem absurd, this is still my opinion. I mention this merely because I want to make clear my true opinion of Dollar. But, I digress. Dollar's blatant denial of the hypostatic union (that is, the Biblical doctrine that Christ was always God, is always God, ever will be God, and has never ceased to be God, even though He came to Earth and incarnated Himself as a man) caused me to delve a little deeper into the teachings of Creflo Dollar. So I instinctively went to his own website, with the understanding that a person's own website should give the most accurate testimony about that person than any other source could, because it is a primary source. So, I went. The website is: www.creflodollarministries.com
Creflo Dollar: "Then somebody said, 'Well, Jesus came as God!' Well, how do you know? The Bible says 'God never sleeps nor slumbers". And yet, in the book of Mark, we see Jesus asleep in the back of the boat. Now, please listen to me. Please listen to me. This ain't no heresy. I'm not some false prophet. I'm just reading this thing out to ya out of the Bible. I'm just tellin' you all these fantasy preachers have been preachin' all of this stuff for all of these years, and we bought the package."
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Never in my wildest imagination would I have been prepared to read what I read. Located squarely in the middle of the first page of his website were these words:
"2002 New Years Eve Prophecy"
This alarmed me, yet it was not nearly as alarming as the "prophecy" itself.
As I read it, I noticed something very strange: The "prophecy"
rhymed. Below is the entire "prophecy", split up the way one would
expect a very simplistic "A B A B" poem to be structured. At times,
the "prophecy" strays from this A B A B pattern, but at least 90% of it
remains true to the form. In bold are those words with rhyme.
As you read, understand two things:
1. It begins and ends with clear statements that it is without a doubt the words of God Himself, which, if they are, are no less authoritative than the Scriptures themselves.
2. I am fully aware that if God were to utilize rhyme in His words, that He is able to so. But what you will notice in this "prophecy" is that about half the words which were intended to rhyme, do actually rhyme, while the other half are only half rhymes. Of these half rhymes, a large part of them appear to be forced. So, I have done the following: I have bolded all rhymes. I have also underlined half rhymes. I have also italicized those half rhymes which are obviously forced.
For thus saith the Lord of Hosts:Now that you have read it with your own eyes, let me ask you a question: If this was said by God, through Creflo Dollar, and it was intended to rhyme (as it was clearly intended to), should we not expect it to (1) show some level of higher intelligence, and (2) be consistent in its attempt to rhyme?
For these are indeed the days that I have spoken of in My Word
of the danger, the trouble and the chaos that you have heard.
For My Word must come to pass
in all the things that I have said at last.
But fear not I've said unto thee.
For these things that are coming you shall surely see...
But don't be moved by the trouble in this world.
And don't be moved by the trouble that you've heard.
For these are the days for My body to rejoice and to be exceedingly glad for those things that you've prayed, those things that you've sought, those things that you've desired, yea, even have seen in your dreams.
For I am about to speak to your heart and I will be your means.
For there is no need for you to respond the way that this wicked world will do.
For I have made a commitment and I have promised that through these days I will see you through.
For you have heard My Word and have understood it with plainness of speech.
So in these final hours you'll not even screech.
For what I am about to open up is compared to a flood in these last days.
For the wisdom that I will share with you, the knowledge that I will show you, if you'll walk in them, you'll walk in My ways.
For I am a God of justice. And justice it is now time to serve.
For those who didn't understand couldn't see it. These things will rack even their nerves.
But you'll not be amongst those who walk in fear of this turbulent time.
I will not allow you to be touched because you are Mine.
Only trust Me and abide in My Word that I have shown you this day.
For these Words that you have heard for it is the way.
For I desire to do so much more than you've seen from Me.
I desire to show you things and for the greatness of My glory for you to see.
But your capacity to receive and your limited expectations
have hindered all of heaven from bringing those things to manifestation.
But now release the brake and don't remain parked in the same spot anymore.
For I am about to fill your vats, your pocketbooks and, yes, even your floor.
For this is the year that all creation has moaned for.
These days that have been prophesized. The days about Zion. These days that have been spoken of by those who are here with Me now.
You have the privilege to walk in them and to see them come to pass.
No more limits! No more limits! No more limits at last.
Let Me flow and be the God that you know that I may receive glory from all that you can show.
I desire for people to know My goodness for
I love all mankind. But I will only be able to do what I can do, but for Mine I'll do more.
For this is not an accident that you've gathered here this night
for I have an announcement to make to you My children-everything that's hindered you I've sent it to flight.
Now the keys to success and prosperity that I have loosed
don't walk as idle men, nor walk as fools.
For these are the weapons you need in this final hour
--love, joy, peace, and Holy Ghost power.
Forget not to rejoice in every way that you go through.
For have I not said that it is My joy that is assured to take you through?
So rejoice and be exceedingly glad and learn to laugh. For in this joy and laughter you present,
I'll do My greatest work and the Holy Ghost will be able to do as He has been sent.
So now realize that you're not walking anymore as normal ordinary men.
And you're not going to live this life struggling every now and then.
For what I will release upon you this day
will cause even your relatives to stop in their sway,
and those who have criticized and spoke against you
I will show them My power and prosperity through and through.
But fear not. Be not afraid of what will be done in this time.
I have to do it. I have to do it because you are Mine.
I have heirs that walk in this earth today
so that all that I have and possess won't be just scattered away.
For it is My design
for you to take and to have what is Mine.
But know Who I am. Understand My nature
and I'll move that debt of glacier.
The time is here. It's no longer coming to be,
and it will be just a few weeks for some of you that you will begin to see.
So begin to dance in your homes and lay prostrate in your closets.
Stand up with confidence and boldness.
No longer walk with your head down as someone that is hopeless and weak.
For when I've done My mighty work in this land, I'm the name that the world will seek.
I say again rejoice! Rejoice for that is the key.
Rejoice and dance and praise Me!
I know you've asked and I know you've wondered "God, what about me?"
I know you've fought doubt and unbelief because you couldn't see,
but understand Me My children, recognize My hand and know that it's Me.
Don't cast Me aside and I promise you, you'll see.
Thus said the Spirit of God.
Folks, the above "prophecy" by Creflo Dollar doesn't make him a heretic -- that is, if God truly spoke it. Dollar's heresy is his denial of Christ's divinity. What this "prophecy" does show, however, is that Dollar is absolutely absurd. It resembles the type of poetry that third grader would write.