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« on: March 02, 2011, 08:09:14 am »

Havent heard this name in a while  Roll Eyes

Preacher sells debt removal through prayer

Peter Popoff has been preaching about God and money for decades.


His shows that he pays BET and other cable and TV channels to appear on are non-stop crusades about spirituality and overcoming addictions, but most of all, they're about helping people erase mountains of debt.

"I'm telling you that God teaches in His word that He wants to cancel, erase, wipe out, obliterate your debt," Popoff says in a video ad.

Popoff claims he has delivered miracles to hundreds of thousands of people supernaturally.

He sends his followers tons of mail, including small vials of "miracle spring water" and debt cancellation kits, then asks his viewers to send small donations. In return, Popoff promises -- as a messenger of God -- to heal and unlock the secrets of financial security and wipe out all debt.

"Fundamentally, he's just a con man," said Ole Anthony, president of Trinity Foundation, a Dallas-based watchdog group that investigates fraud in religious ministries, including televangelism. "Supernatural debt cancellation or debt cancellation is just hogwash. There's no spiritual justification or biblical justification for any of the things that they do."

The Trinity Foundation has been monitoring Peter Popoff Ministries for years.

Volunteers watch hours of his TV shows and they sift though massive amounts of mailings that Popoff sends to his followers, soliciting donations while promising miracles.

Janet Morgano of Boynton Beach, Fla., described herself as a desperate, former follower of Popoff.

A single mother of two, Morgano had been injured in a car accident, living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make ends meet.

She began sending Popoff money, hoping it would help turn her life around.

"In the beginning it was for $20, $28, $30, but three or four months ago, he asked for $1,001," Morgano said.

After sending Popoff about $300 to $400, Morgano, who describes herself as a religious, giving person, eventually felt scammed by his ministry.

"I felt foolish, I felt betrayed, I was very upset," Morgano said.

Popoff's ministry, which is based out of offices in the city of Upland, has been under fire for years.

In 1986, well-known magician and skeptic James Randi made an appearance on the Tonight Show telling Johnny Carson that Peter Popoff was a fraud who during revival meetings revealed personal information about his followers that he claimed was conveyed by God. Instead, it was fed to him by his wife by way of a hidden radio transmitter.

Popoff later admitted he used the wireless device. A year later, he filed for bankruptcy.

These days, Randi makes appearances talking to audiences about Popoff.

"He's wearing a hearing aid in his left ear," Randi said. "Now, this is a guy that is supposed to be healing the deaf."

Randi said Popoff is still preying on people who are the most desperate.

"People don't learn, they don't listen, they're very prejudiced in favor of believing anything that comes their way that sounds reasonable to them," Randi said.

According to the most recent IRS documents released by Charity Navigator, Popoff's Ministry took in more than $23.5 million in 2005.

Popoff's compensation was $628,732. His wife and children also received compensation, more than $550,000 combined.

In an interview with Eyewitness News, Popoff's wife Elizabeth said she and her husband have been preaching for some 40 years and stand by what they do.

When asked to answer critics who say he takes advantage of desperate people, Popoff issued a written response.

"As for religious leaders calling me a fraud, that places me in good company," Popoff said. "The religious leaders of Christ's day called him a fake and a demon-possessed fraud. They went so far as to crucify Him. I have no time for my critics, I have a job to do and I'm doing it for God's glory."

Last month, Trinity Foundation's investigations prompted Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, to issue a report blasting some churches and religious organizations like Popoff's for being invisible to the IRS and for operating without government oversight.

Grassley said no state requires religious organizations to register and file financial reports.

However, Trinity Foundation said their findings have led authorities to prosecute several televangelists and their ministries, primarily for tax evasion and tax fraud.

Federal and state agencies would neither confirm nor deny if there is an investigation into Peter Popoff Ministries.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 08:24:55 am »

He's actually only lacking one word in his messages, and just ONE - SIN. IF he adds this, then ironically, he would be making a 180 and his preaching would be 100% pure.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 08:27:40 am »

He's actually only lacking one word in his messages, and just ONE - SIN. IF he adds this, then ironically, he would be making a 180 and his preaching would be 100% pure.

what? are you serious? Do you know anything about this guy? He makes Benny Hinn look good, come on!!! Hes just one step removed from Todd Bentley, in that hes lacking tatoos and biker boots.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 08:30:27 am »

Peter Popoff EXPOSED!

By David J. Stewart

       Peter Popoff is a false prophet!!!  His website is at www.peterpopoff.org.  Peter Popoff promotes his Miracle Water.  Sadly, many people have fallen victim to this blatant scam.  Popoff's TV show uses lures of a better job, better health, and more money to sucker people into sending him a donation.  It is tragic that greedy men stoop so low as to exploit the name of Jesus, but this is what Peter Popoff, Don Stewart, Mike Murdock, Benny Hinn, Pat Robertson, Robert Tilton, James Robison, and others are doing.  Read what the Word of God warns us concern these evil men...

"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not." ―2nd Peter 2:1-3

Matthew 7:22-23 reveals that many false prophets do exploit the NAME of Jesus...

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have 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."

These false prophets did all that they did IN JESUS' NAME; YET, they went to Hellfire, because they didn't do the WILL OF GOD concerning salvation.  Ye must be born again!  All we hear from greedy televangelists today is promises of health, wealth, and prosperity if we'll just send in a donation, plant a financial seed in their ministry, or buy something from them.  It was this very same shenanigans that angered the Lord in John 2:14-16...

"And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise."

Christianity began as a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.  When it went to Greece it became a philosophy.  When Christianity went to Rome it became an organization.  When it spread throughout Europe it became a culture.  And when Christianity came to America it became a business.  This is so tragic!  Whether it be Mike Murdock begging for a $58 "uncommon seed," or Peter Popoff begging for people to purchase his Miracle Water, God condemns turning Christianity into a business. 

Peter Popoff also speaks in demonic Charismatic tongues, making a mockery of God's power through fraudulent healing services.  In these services people fall back onto the floor, jumping up and down like idiots.  Popoff's greatly promotes his Miracle Spring Water, promising special healing and blessings to those who purchase and drink it.  Of course, this is of the Devil.  Watching a Peter Popoff crusade is similar to watching a freak game show.  The music is ridiculous.  I've said it before and I'll say it again―why don't these Charismatic healers restore any amputees?  It's because they can't.  The alleged healings are always limited to unseen illnesses.  The truth is that NONE of those fakes can heal anyone!

One theme is repeated over and over by the lying televangelists―money, money, money.  It's all about money to them.  If you're stupid, or just plain ignorant, you'll send them money.  Please do not send them any money.

Peter Popoff is an imposter, who ought to be ashamed of himself for exploiting the name of Jesus to make money.

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 08:32:04 am »

Peter Popoff
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/popoffback.html

Just to much stuff to post from here, good site.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 08:35:58 am »

what? are you serious? Do you know anything about this guy? He makes Benny Hinn look good, come on!!! Hes just one step removed from Todd Bentley, in that hes lacking tatoos and biker boots.

This is what I meant(my words added in Bold in the quote in the OP)-

"I'm telling you that God teaches in His word that He wants to cancel, erase, wipe out, obliterate your SIN debt,"

Again, add this one word sin, and this quote's meaning would change considerably.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011, 08:37:04 am »

This is what I meant(my words added in Bold in the quote in the OP)-

"I'm telling you that God teaches in His word that He wants to cancel, erase, wipe out, obliterate your SIN debt,"

Again, add this one word sin, and this quote's meaning would change considerably.

oh, ok.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 04:20:22 am »

Controversial Televangelist Peter Popoff Hawks 'Miracle Water'

Peter Popoff, the controversial televangelist who amassed millions from a "prophetic anointing" that was later revealed to have come, at least in part, from information fed to him over a radio by his wife, Elizabeth, is now hawking baggies of "miracle spring water" that promises to rid its drinkers from debt.

The wealth-attracting water is being marketed through Popoff's website and early morning and late night broadcasts on popular Cable TV channels like Black Entertainment Television (BET) despite a wealth of evidence, including a report by noted skeptic, James Randi, that his miracle ministry reeks of chicanery.

The Christian Post reached out to a representative of BET programming on Thursday who said questions regarding the Popoff broadcasts should be directed to its public affairs section. A response to questions directed to that section has not been returned.

In the electric infomercial about the miracle water, which Popoff provides for "free," several of its sippers swear by its potency and report hundreds, even thousands of dollars in debt being cancelled by the water's power.
"This lady right here, Gloria Freeman, guess how much money she got after you prayed with her and sent her the miracle spring water, how much did you get?" prompts an excited host in the infomercial.

"Um, $23,000," replied Freeman to delirious applause from an awestruck crowd.

"It was close to $11,000," gushed another miracle water drinker. "When you don't have that in your wallet, $11,000 is like $2 million to you and I give God praise for that," she said. "So trust and believe God, It'll happen for you. That's a true prophet," she charged.

The miracle spring water comes with a miracle tool and its peddlers suggest it can get you on your way to debt free living. It can also influence divine money transfers directly into your account.

The Christian Post reached out to Popoff's toll free number to get a sample of the water rushed to the publication's office, but was met with an automated recording of Popoff's voice asking for a name and contact information in order to send the water in a rush.

CP decided to rely, however, on the YouTube testimony of "Josh," who posted a recording of his order of the miracle water last March under the username Ankh Infinitus.

One commenter on the video identified as MissSwaggaLovesYou noted three weeks ago that: "I sent off for that crap a week ago. It came today, I threw it in the trash. The stories I've read seem like witchcraft or wiccan nonsense."

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), which gave Popoff's People United for Christ an F rating in the past, does not have a current rating for his organization.

"This charitable organization either has not responded to written BBB requests for information or has declined to be evaluated in relation to BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Charity participation in BBB review is voluntary. However, without the requested information, it is not possible to determine whether this charity adheres to all of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability," noted the BBB on its website. "The BBB encourages charities to disclose accountability information beyond that typically included in financial statements and government filings, in order to demonstrate transparency and strengthen public trust in the charitable sector," it said.



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