Creflo Dollar claims “Jesus died for money...”
Shortly after the post was made, it led to a backlash that forced him to delete the post.
This is not the first time that Dollar has been in the middle of financial controversy. Not long ago, he was heavily criticized for asking his congregation to help him purchase a $65 million dollar jet. While Dollar claimed that the jet was to help him further fund his ministry, some feel that it was an unnecessary personal indulgence.
Here’s a quote that gives some idea of Dollar’s approach to preaching the bible.
“The Bible says that wealth is stored up for the righteous (Proverbs 13:22, New American Standard). However, it will remain stored up until you claim it. Therefore, claim it now! You possess the ability to seize and command wealth and riches to come to you (Deuteronomy 8:18). Exercise that power by speaking faith-filled words daily and taking practical steps to eradicate debt. Like God, you can speak spiritual blessings into existence (Romans 4:17). Remember, doubt keeps silent, but faith speaks!”
Dollar is another member of the long line of money hustling prosperity preachers and is probably the worst. The prosperity doctrine comes out of the Calvinist that reaffirmed the right of divine rule of the monarchs of Europe. Centuries ago the belief was that all humans were of sin and the only way we know who is blessed is by whom “god” allows to rule. Today that rationale has been shifted to capitalistic success.