But Sid Roth isn’t taking any chances with the fiscal health of his ministry, so he’s added a dash of the prosperity doctrine into his cauldron of Judaeo-Christian apostasy. He writes “…no matter what happens to America, people who sow into the salvation of Jewish people will be extravagantly blessed. In the midst of judgment, watch God supernaturally protect you, your family, your income and health”

Fraudulent preachers and TV evangelists including Sid Roth, Richard Roberts, and Benny Hinn love to use any method to raise money and make all kinds of stupid outlandish promises which never come to pass including “sowing a financial seed for a miracle” or “sowing a financial need to get God’s wealth transfer!

But where in the bible does it say to sow a financial seed for a miracle? It doesn’t! God doesn’t do things for money but out of love and mercy, the seed is the word Mark 4:14

Oral Roberts who founded the International Charismatic Bible Ministries propagated to other ministries the idea of sowing seeds to a ministry for financial and other blessings. The board members of ICBM were:

  • Oral Roberts; Chairman of ICBM; Prophet
  • Kenneth Copeland; Secretary of ICBM; Prophet, Teacher, televangelist
  • Charles Green; Exec. Dir of ICBM;
  • Billy Daugerty; Vice Chairman of ICBM;
  • Carlton Pearson; Member-at-Large of ICBM; Bishop, megachurch pastor, vacillates bet. WOF &Prophetic Movements
  • John Hagee; Member of ICBM; megachurch pastor, televangelist, TBN regular
  • Thomas F Reid; Member of ICBM; Latter Rain Proponent, WOF

Hence Richard Roberts who took over his dad’s ministry would write about sowing seeds against your need:
PS. The miracle-working power of our unlimited God is available for you…Today…in whatever circumstances you and your loved ones may be facing. Reach out in faith to Him, sowing seeds against your need and expecting His miracles in your life. I’ll pray with you for your needs to be met as soon as I receive your Prayer Request, so send it in as quickly as you can. ( July 2012 Partner Letter | Richard Roberts :: Oral Roberts Ministries)

Sheep are so dumb and have no discernment because anybody with brains would know that Oral Roberts who was a very good friend of the scoundrel Benny Hinn  was a deceiver and thief who deceived and stole money through the concept of seed faith which was propounded by Eugene Ewing,  often known for making his mark by setting up “scam” mailing campaigns.

Most of Oral Roberts most successful campaigns (including telling audiences “God will kill me if I don’t get 6 millions dollars”) are credited to Eugene Ewing. These mailers — similar to scam Nigerian emails you may receive today — made false claims and sly promises that (according to Trinity Foundation Investigators) were the, “cleverest financial deception of the time.” Ewing had apparently gotten his mailing lists from US census records. He is said to have specifically targeted those who marked themselves as Christian, low-education, but also had medium income. The Ghostwriter of the Prosperity Gospel?

Richard Roberts, the drunk and embezzler, who was forced to resign as President of ORU is a man devoid of integrity and cannot be trusted. He is deceived and is a deceiver. In His book “When It Seems All Hope Is Gone: Discover How to Regain Your Faith And Restore Your Life,”  Richard Roberts writes on page 114 about his encounter with the Holy Ghost Bartender, Rodney Howard Browne, another deceiver, and states that the LORD told him something that never happened ” you’re going to laugh while I pay off your $56 million debt.”

It’s interesting that it was Richard Roberts $56 million dollar debt largely due to his thievery and it was only paid off in part after Richard resigned as President of Oral Roberts University

Oral Roberts Tragedy
Walter hosting blog radio on Jan 31 exposing Benny Hinn and the Roberts

For the record, On October 17, 2007 Roberts asked for and was granted an indefinite leave of absence from the school by the university’s board of regents, citing the “toll” the lawsuit and attendant allegations have taken on him and his family.[21] In a statement Roberts said, “I don’t know how long this leave of absence will last… I pray and believe that in God’s timing, and when the Board feels that it is appropriate, I will be back at my post as President.”[21] Billy Joe Daugherty of Victory Christian Center was named executive regent of the board of regents and interim president.[22] Chairman of the board of regents George Pearsons noted the temporary resignation was not an admission of guilt.[22]
Note: Billy Joe Daugherty of Victory Christian Center died November 22, 2009

Roberts, has dedicated his life to ministering the saving, healing, delivering power of Jesus Christ around the world. He said that God put a dream in Roberts’s heart of reaching the nations of the earth for Jesus. Since 1980, he has ministered God’s healing power in 34 nations spanning six continents. In his miracle healing rallies, Roberts has ministered to crowds of up to 100,000 people in a single service. Often as much as 50 percent of the audience stand for prayer to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Hundreds of thousands more said they received healings and miracles as Richard ministers God’s Word and moves in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially the word of knowledge.

In a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the university on November 21, former ORU senior accountant Trent Huddleston claimed he had been ordered to help Roberts and his wife “cook the books” by misclassifying nearly $123,000 in funds allegedly spent by the university on remodeling the Roberts home.[20]

The board of Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma passed a vote of no confidence in him after it was alleged he used college money to buy a fleet of expensive cars, keep horses, convert a study into a wardrobe for his wife’s designer clothes, employed academics to do his children’s homework and used the university jet to fly his daughter to the Caribbean.

Roberts tendered his resignation to the university’s board of regents on November 23, 2007, effective immediately. In an emailed statement he said, “I love ORU with all my heart. I love the students, faculty, staff and administration and I want to see God’s best for all of them.”[21]

United Church of Christ Bishop Carlton Pearson, a former protege of Oral Roberts, said Richard Roberts was “born into privilege… What others may call extravagance he may not see it as extravagant.” According to CNN, Pearson said he was disappointed but not surprised by the allegations, explaining, “These kinds of things are common among family-owned and operated businesses and ministries. They don’t cross every T and dot every I.”[13]

Roberts: Lord said don’t fight it
By BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer – 5/30/2010

Richard Roberts broke a 2 1/2-year silence this week to defend his wife’s honor.

A lawsuit filed against Roberts in the tumultuous period before he resigned as president of Oral Roberts University in late 2007 implied that Lindsay Roberts had an affair with a teenager later identified as her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. Media nationwide published the allegation.

“This is the first time I’ve ever spoken out on it. Maybe it’s time,” the 61-year-old televangelist said Tuesday in a wide-ranging 90-minute interview in which he discussed his departure from ORU, the loss of his father and his flourishing Tulsa-based healing ministry.

“My wife was accused on the front page of the paper of a horrible thing. Not a word of it was true,” he said. “People rushed from everywhere to defend her, but that never made the media.”

“I can’t think of anything more despicable to accuse a woman of. It hurt my wife, it hurt me, and it hurt my children very badly to have someone say that about an honorable woman to whom I’ve been married for 30 years and who has been faithful all of her life.

“The Lord said, ‘I want you to resign, and not defend yourself. If you’ll resign, I’ll send someone in to pay off the (ORU) debt,’ ” he said.

“Well, I resigned, and (a few) days later they came in and paid off the debt.”

The Mart Green family of Oklahoma City, founders of Hobby Lobby and Mardel, donated $70 million to the university at that time and have made additional donations.

Roberts said the crisis hurt him and his family deeply, but “I held on to my faith, and I held on to my family.” His wife and their three daughters now all work with him in the ministry.

With the weight of ORU off his shoulders and a prospering healing ministry, Roberts appeared relaxed as he talked in his spacious, well-appointed office in the former Tulsa Scottish Rite Center at 6355 E. Skelly Drive.

Only one piece of furniture in the office appeared out of place, a small, plain wooden desk used by his father, Oral Roberts, early in his ministry.

Roberts said he did not regret his nearly 15 years as president of ORU but had accepted the job reluctantly.

“I didn’t ask to be president of the university,” he said. “I said yes because my father asked me to.” Four other men had turned down the post, he said.

ORU was $60 million in debt when he took over, a burden he says no one can fully appreciate.

“Very few people know what we went through to keep the doors open. We stayed on our faces in prayer but we never missed a payroll, and we never missed paying a bill.”

He described universities as black holes of financial demand.

In retrospect, he would have done some things differently, including stepping down two years earlier, he said.

“I’m glad I’m no longer president. I wanted to resign earlier, but I was afraid it would hurt my father.”

He said he is happy that the Green family bailed out the university and that Mark Rutland is the new president.

“He and I talk frequently,” Roberts said.

Does he miss anything about his ORU days?

“I miss seeing those young freshman on campus, eyes wide, about to step into a new world.”

Roberts said the demands of the university took time from his true calling, preaching the gospel and praying for the sick.

“It’s very difficult to ride two horses at the same time.”

After his resignation, ORU was separated from the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association ministry.

The ministry, headed by Roberts, relocated to the large, three-story building on Skelly Drive. The building houses the offices, television studio, prayer center, mail processing center and a 650-seat auditorium. The Roberts family moved off campus into a home in Tulsa.

Roberts said the ministry is prospering.

He and Lindsay tape a show every morning that airs at night. She does a live women’s show every afternoon, “Make Your Day Count.” The ministry receives 3,000 phone calls a day.

The couple’s oldest daughter, Jordan, heads the ministry’s “Hunger Needs a Voice” program that has sent $3.2 million in food to Africa, Haiti and Central America since 2008. They also are building a school in Nigeria.

Roberts travels widely conducting healing crusades. More than 200,000 people attended the last night of his January crusade in Kenya. Four African presidents have invited him to do crusades in their nations. He has more invitations to speak than he can accommodate.

He has just completed a new book, “He’s a Healing Jesus.”

At 7 p.m. Friday, he will hold the first of what will be a monthly healing service in the ministry’s auditorium, where he will lay hands on the sick. He announced the meeting on television, and it already is packed, he said. Overflow rooms are being prepared.

On June 8, Roberts will begin a new Trinity Broadcasting Network program that will appear two or three times a week on its Church Channel featuring his healing ministry and vintage footage of Oral Roberts’ healing ministry.

Richard Roberts said life for him is better after leaving ORU. He has more time for his family; his health is perfect.

“I’m happy,” he said. “I’m happy I’m alive. I’m happy I’m serving God. I’m happy about his calling on my life.”

Bill Sherman 581-8398

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