Wheeling and Dealing J-E-S-U-S! The 21 Century Religion Business


There are millions to be made in the Family Owned and Family Operated Religion Business. Pictured above is evangelist Joyce Myers' private family owned compound while billionaire preacher Kenneth Copeland owns his own private ministry jet port complete with three jets (the latest of which he paid over twenty million for).

With their tax free status along with protected speech (preaching) by the first amendment, these Family Religion Businesses with their CEO evangelists are alive and well especially in the United States where giving to the Lord is the evangelist himself since, once a evangelist becomes larger than life, he becomes a savior to the faithful who support the ministry. These religious cult figures are blessed by God with his or her own financial empire).

The foundation for the above had its start when Yahweh (now called “God“) chose to open and run his own family run religion business with a designated successor: His son, Jesus. However, due to conflicts beyond Jesus' control, his ministry (within 1 to 3 years) literally went belly up and ended. But the family business was "saved" by being re-invented by Paul and given a systematic theology which used the successful title of Christ as a franchised trade mark. With a little luck (and some help from the latter Roman Empire) Paul’s franchisees called Christians were able to drive out of business older religious traditions by stealing their concepts and then re-labeling them as "exclusive truths from God".

The following are just a few of today's top evangelist CEO's who have made it into the millionaire status with a few even now making it to the billionaire club:

Oral Roberts (Oral Roberts University) His family religion business successor: Son, Richard Roberts

Pat Robertson (700 Club) His family religion business successor: Son, Gordon Robertson

Billy Graham (The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) His family religion business successor: Son, Franklin Graham and his family religion business successor: Son, William Franklin Graham IV

Jim Bakker (former PTL leader and now with his own evangelistic ministry) His family religion business successor: Son, Jamie Bakker

Jimmy Swaggart His family religion business successor: Son, Donnie Swaggart

Paul Crouch (Trinity Broadcasting Network founder and chairman) His family religion business successor: Son, Paul Crouch, Jr.

Kenneth Copeland (Kenneth Copeland Ministries) His family religion business successors: Wife, Gloria and Daughters

Bob Jones Sr., (Bob Jones University) His family religion business successor: Son, Bob Jones Jr., followed by his family religion business successor: Son, Bob Jones III, followed his by family religion business successor: Son, Stephen Jones.

Bob Schuller (Crystal Cathedral) His family religion business successor: Son, Robert Schuller, Jr.

The late Jerry Farwell (Thomas Roads Baptist Church / The Old Time Gospel Hour) His family religion business successor: Son, Jonathan Farwell

Charles Stanley (In Touch Ministries) His family religion business successor: Son, Andy Stanley

John Hagee (John Hagee Ministries) His family religion business successor: Son, Christopher Hagee

Benny Hinn (Faith healing Televangelist) His family religion business successor: Brother, Henry Hinn

If Christians want to argue that Christianity is true, they would do well to start their defense here based on the promise of "Storehouse Tithing" given to these rich evangelist as they are blessed by God (Malachi 3: 10).

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