REQUIEM FOR PAUL CROUCH A SERVANT OF GOD

Posted: December 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
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“Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him. They mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan and for the people of the LORD and the house of Israel,” 2 Samuel 1:11-12

When it came to TBN and what it has become, I’ve never changed my position one time when it came to how what once was an instrument of Biblical teaching and sound, Biblical preachers, to what it sadly has ended up being – a network that has tragically left the foundation of truth, which is Christ and him crucified. Yet, I believe God did raise Paul Crouch Sr. to start the ministry to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ and God blessed that work. But why? How could a vision which no doubt God spoke into the life of Paul Crouch to begin to build a network to take the gospel across the world end up being so filled with heretical teachings? I believe we don’t have to look past the word to find our answer. In Galatians 3:1 says the following, “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified.

Whenever someone takes their eyes off the cross, error is sure to come eventually. It was no different with Paul Crouch. It must be understood that no one is perfect, if every single person was perfect, NONE could be used, why? Because if a man or woman was perfect, without blemish, then they are of no use to the kingdom because they walk outside the realm of human frailty and weakness. But only one man could ever be “perfect” and that was the man Jesus Christ.

When God calls a man or woman into service, he does not conduct a background check before he calls them or anoints them, The fact is, God is actually taking a chance with that individual because he knows that person will step out in faith and do what God has called him or her to do. In this case it was to create a network to establish a medium to reach the entire world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. And I will give Paul Crouch his honor – he did that! To date, Trinity Broadcasting Network is the largest Christian network there is and it is clear that God’s hand was upon this ministry from day one. Again, we must understand, God is always working with flesh and weakness, not perfection. And God will use that individual even though there is always the possibility of failure, either morally or spiritually. God is more interested in his VISION than our weakness. All we have to do is look at the men (and some women) of the past whom God used: Samson was a judge over Israel yet loved his whores. Moses was a coward, a murderer and a doubter. Abraham slept with his wife’s servant Hagar and caused untold hardship upon his people. David, who would be KING, was a rogue, a murderer, a liar, an adulterer. Peter was a coward, a liar and a hot tempered preacher who used violence with the tip of the sword. Yet they were all counted as servants. Then there was Saul. How often we forget Israel’s first King. Saul stood head and shoulders over the people of Israel. He was ruthless and even, at times, demon possessed. Still, in his 38 years of being King and not operating under the favor of God, for 2 years, Saul was a Godly King who sought the will of the Lord. Saul even operated as a prophet! Yet his life was filled with turmoil and sin and ultimately his sin and wickedness cost him his life and possibly his soul. The point is, even in the life of Saul, God used this man, anointed this man and worked his will thru this man Saul. And when Saul died, how did David, who was the subject of Saul’s vengeance, respond? Did David call Saul a wicked and immoral King? Did David call Saul a wolf? Did David respond to Saul’s death by celebration? Not at all, David MOURNED Saul! He wept and cried bitterly at the loss of this once great and anointed King.

Yes, Paul Crouch had MANY faults, I won’t argue that. I won’t defend the abuses which have (and still do to a large degree) occurred at Trinity Broadcasting. There are many examples where they went into error, but I won’t touch them for one particular reason – God called them, he anointed them and I will not, not today, not tomorrow, not in the future, touch God’s anointed! Not in such a way which will bring condemnation. Yes, Paul Crouch did many things wrong, he brought in, or allowed heresies, he espoused to some degree, doctrines of devils, but let it be understood to all that the anointing of God rested upon this servant of the Lord and I for one shall not begrudge the fact that he is dead, far from it, I will weep and mourn for God’s servant is dead.

Christopher

Comments
  1. lambskinny says:

    Reblogged this on Grace Partakers and commented:
    A requiem for a servant of God…

  2. excellent my Bro Chris. I am very proud of you.

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