Yes the devil does use money to manipulate and we are seeing a perfect example in this snippet from Todd White! He endorses tithing here, which is an Old Testament requirement of the law that was nailed to the cross. Note the way he uses the word radical to impose guilt upon even those who may give regularly. That is not good enough -- are you radical? It is only through radical giving that we can step into the blessings of Abraham. What an utter pile of garbage. As if realizing how meaningless and false his point is here he gets more arrogant by telling any who would dissent to get over themselves and that he could care less what they think. Not about hoarding says the man who lives in a million-dollar mansion. Yes beloved, Todd White does desire for you to be free. Free of all that pesky money that's preventing you from enjoying the blessing of Abraham.
"Do you know how much money is going through the hands of pimps, drug dealers? Do you have any idea what the world does with money? What the church could do if she ever knew who she was? The devil doesn't ever want you to get a revelation of finances -- ever. Because if he does, he loses control of you." -- Todd White
This is another tried and true fallback preaching point for prosperity pimps. How many lives could be touched for Jesus, wink wink. That was essentially Kenneth Copeland's answer when questioned by Inside Edition. He said he would have to stop 75% of his ministry activities if he was made to fly like the rest of humanity. The problem of course is that he does not preach the actual Gospel so stopping 75% would be a great start. I remember a story a year or so ago about a woman diagnosed with cancer who was in Copeland's congregation. Her family said she refused treatment because she said it would be a lack of faith. Instead she kept upping her "seed" to Copeland's ministry hoping to buy her miracle. As a result, she died and Copeland and White keep on lying about the devil not wanting you to get a revelation about your finances. Well, unless they mean themselves -- then yes.
"Kenneth Copeland taught me so much. You guys can think what you want. There are people who have said" I have had partners with Lifestyle Christianity, who said now that we know you are in cahoots with that false prophet we can't partner with you. I feel bad for you. I don't need your partnership. It's not about that. You see you do not know that Kenneth Copeland is one of the most generous people alive on the planet." -- Todd White
Thank God there are some people who still have a modicum of discernment. Some who walked away from Todd when they saw him cozying up to Copeland. The same way there were friends of Francis Chan who warned him about partnering with Mike Bickle. Todd's arrogance, as was the case with Chan, would be too much. Instead of considering what people are saying he just reflexively says he doesn't need their partnership. Instead he falls back on his earlier defense, which is no more biblical now -- Copeland is generous. Is this relevant to anything at all? Absolutely not. He is not the widow casting in his last two coins. I remember when TD Jakes was so happy that carnal cross dresser Tyler Perry was donating a million dollars to a project of Jakes' church that he let him lay hands on him. No one was pointing out that at 400 million net worth, the donation was a quarter of one percent. Yes, you can give more money if you have untold riches but that doesn't make you righteous in your giving beloved. Mercifully, the clip ends:
"Let me break it down for you. You know who Reinhard Bonnke is? Do you know how many souls they have in the kingdom right now? 76 million souls. Do you know who has paid for their crusades? Kenneth Copeland. Years ago, when Reinhard Bonnke wrote a book about a life of fire; at that time Kenneth Copeland had already sown over 70 million dollars into funding the crusades that saved all of those people. And there are people like, "well I don't like him." Who cares about what your opinion?" I'm really being serious. I love you but I don't care if you hate me for this one. It doesn't matter." -- Todd White
Beloved let me break it down for you. Reinhard Bonnke is an international fraud. He routinely goes to countries that do not police what he says and draws countless up for meaningless altar calls to pledge their lives to the false jesus that Bonnke preaches. How else does a missionary manage to grow his personal wealth to over four million dollars? So where does Todd White get this ridiculous number of 76 million souls? From Reinhard Bonnke. That means throughout his ministry, he has counted 76 million people coming forth to his altar calls and while he credits himself with having 76 million souls in heaven it really means 76 million false conversions. That means 76 million people to his credit are actually in hell. Unless some came out from the darkness before their lives were required of them.
As for the Copeland side of this mess do you know how much money Kenneth Copeland has made from fleecing God's flock with his heretical prosperity message? While mainstream sources say his wealth is well over 600 million, Copeland himself brags that he has over a billion dollars. He lives in a 6.5-million-dollar mansion he writes off as a "parsonage" to avoid taxes. He owns three private luxury jets, which uses liberally to fly up to his ski lodge in Colorado. I have no way of verifying the 70 million dollar claim White makes here but that is still 7 percent of a billion and even if true it only furthered Bonnke's heresy and massive false conversion rates.