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Trinity network: Televangelist Paul Crouch dies
AP ^ | 11/30/2013

Posted on 11/30/2013 4:55:45 PM PST by markomalley

Paul Crouch, who built what has been called the world's largest Christian broadcasting network, has died. He was 79.

Trinity Broadcasting Network reported Saturday that Crouch died after a decade-long fight with degenerative heart disease.

A message was left for Crouch's grandson Brandon, who wrote about Crouch's death on his Twitter page.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Evangelical Christian
KEYWORDS: christianmedia; christians; obituary; paulcrouch; tbn
RIP
1 posted on 11/30/2013 4:55:45 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

He might have gotten everything else wrong, but if he got this one thing right - alone and by itself - then he’s with Jesus right now.

God tells us in Romans (chapter 10) ... “ ... if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”


2 posted on 11/30/2013 4:57:05 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: markomalley

TBN Founder Paul Crouch Dies at Age 79 After Chronic Heart Problems
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3096925/posts


4 posted on 11/30/2013 4:58:26 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: markomalley
Well God bless Paul Crouch. I'm sure he has a special place in Heaven. Many, many millions, maybe billions of people were saved and healed becasue of TBN.

One thing I loved about TBN is if you give to them, which we do, they don't constantly send out "gimme more" mailers. Instead they sent out monthly news updates on nice four-color informative brochures and regularly send out little gifts. I know of no other ministry that does this, but they should.

BTW, iTBN is a wonderful resource with a huge backlog of videos form a incredibly huge library of ministers.

5 posted on 11/30/2013 5:07:39 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: markomalley

TBN played a big part in the direction my life was going(they were instrumental in turning it back around the right way). God does work in mysterious ways.


6 posted on 11/30/2013 5:27:10 PM PST by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: PapaNew

Watch out! There are some people at the other (bigger) thread who will soon find their way over here to yell and scream and stomp their feet, and tell you how wrong you are.

:)


7 posted on 11/30/2013 5:28:56 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: markomalley

8 posted on 11/30/2013 5:33:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Star Traveler

Thanks for putting things into perspective. I hated his telethons - they were often like freak shows, but he brought the message of salvation to the entire world through his TV empire. And many good ministries (and some bad) were brought to us via TBN.


9 posted on 11/30/2013 5:46:26 PM PST by Joann37
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To: markomalley

I hope someone witnessed to him before he died.


10 posted on 11/30/2013 6:01:15 PM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: .45 Long Colt

Why would you say that?


11 posted on 11/30/2013 6:27:29 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

He apparently didn’t know the gospel. His Jesus was another Jesus. His gospel, another gospel. And I take no joy in saying that. I believe false profession is the single largest issue in American “Christianity.” Millions are serious about playing church who don’t know Christ. Many of those false professors are standing behind pulpits. They teach in seminaries and they run well-known religious organizations. I can’t judge his soul, but I can judge the heretical message his network piped around the world and his lavish lifestyle. When Paul Crouch was confronted about grave theological errors on his networks he didn’t respond as a saved man concerned with preserving the purity of the Biblical message should. He responded as a worldly businessman concerned with preserving his empire.


12 posted on 11/30/2013 6:38:58 PM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: markomalley

He was the quintessential snake oil salesman. I’m stunned that anyone was taken in by him. How can a believer/practitioner of in faith healing die of a decade long illness? His wife was/is a cartoon character, a Dolly Parton wanna-be. The pair of them were utterly nauseating.


13 posted on 11/30/2013 6:44:07 PM PST by Lucas McCain
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To: .45 Long Colt

Thank you for your explanation. I don’t know about his soul. I don’t watch TBN much but I know that TBN promotes the prosperity gospel.


14 posted on 11/30/2013 6:47:33 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Lucas McCain

They were both cartoon characters. It must have been at least a dozen years since I saw them on TV (were they still on in recent days?), and I remember feeling embarrassed afterwards. It was on the intellectual level of Mr Rogers’ children’s program. And I remember distinctly that he said “We don’t need no theology!”, the double negative used not Ebonically, but to emphasize the negative meaning, the way somebody like Mick Jagger would do in song lyrics.


15 posted on 11/30/2013 6:51:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: .45 Long Colt

My guess is that he already knew Romans 10:9-10 ...


16 posted on 11/30/2013 6:58:38 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I’m sure he did. But was he born again? Did God work a miracle in his heart?


17 posted on 11/30/2013 7:09:11 PM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: .45 Long Colt

A lot of fraud was committed with the money accumulated. There are more details on the other thread along with pictures at the source.


18 posted on 11/30/2013 7:26:29 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Revolting cat!

Anyone who does this, I would say, might not know God.


19 posted on 11/30/2013 7:27:06 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: markomalley
Paul Crouch's Heresy

"Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:22,23)

20 posted on 11/30/2013 7:40:09 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: Joann37

Are they involved in the amusemen park in Orlando too?


21 posted on 11/30/2013 7:59:36 PM PST by delchiante
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To: Salvation

I’ve always said that if God wanted His message broadcast by televangelists, he would have put KGOD on top of Mt. Ararat.


22 posted on 11/30/2013 9:13:32 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: markomalley
All one has to do is take close look at what Crouch believed. Based on that one has to determine that he did not make it to heaven. But of course from where we are at now we cannot know for sure.

I certainly would never give him or any televangelist, a nickel of my money. I don't give money to people I don't know on the TV.

23 posted on 11/30/2013 11:54:18 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Deo volente

Thanks for the heads up. I’m glad I didn’t see the other thread. I didn’t feel like tangling with the Pharisees and Sadducees of our day.


24 posted on 12/01/2013 6:30:03 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Redcitizen

He has a long list of possible, and I say they are rumored, homosexual encounters from what I have read in the past.


25 posted on 12/01/2013 6:32:03 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: markomalley

Occasionally good movies.

RIP


26 posted on 12/01/2013 11:06:39 AM PST by onedoug
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27 posted on 12/01/2013 11:29:15 AM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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To: Gamecock

LOL - LOVE the picture!!!


28 posted on 12/01/2013 1:45:40 PM PST by lupie
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