Yesterday, news sources reported that Janice “Jan” Crouch passed away from a stroke at the age 78. Mrs. Crouch was co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in 1973 with her late husband, Paul (d. 2013). TBN has grown into the world’s largest religious broadcaster.
I feel sorry for Christians who get their teaching from TBN. The network’s daily line-up features one “prosperity gospel” or “word of faith” preacher after another.
There’s Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, Joseph Prince, Joyce Meyer, James Robison, Jesse Duplantis, etc., etc. Father Cedric Pisegna, a Roman Catholic priest, even has a show on the network. An unbeliever who tunes into TBN will think Christianity is all about financial prosperity, “a better you,” and “name it and claim it.” So sad. I think the only preacher featured on TBN that I could recommend to anyone is Charles Stanley.
Turn off TBN. Get into God’s Word. Ask the Lord to lead you to an evangelical church in your area that teaches God’s Word without compromise. Avoid fellowships that exploit sinful greed and promote the “prosperity gospel” and “name it and claim it” word of faith teaching. Ach! What a blight on the name of our Lord.
What does the Bible say about the prosperity gospel?