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The disobedient Babylon whore church and its members are not protected. Anything that blocks or pulls people away from the truth is part of the Babylonian system!

 

Church Shootings

Although many families are praying to the LORD / God for their child’s everyday protection, the Columbine High School massacre that occurred on April 20, 1999 was no doubt horrific. People blame God as to why he allows these heinous acts but in reality this further shows that evil can run rampant on the earth. This is all the more proof that we MUST be covered by the true name of Heavenly Father YaHuWaH through His son YaHuWShuWA (MaShaL 18:10 “Proverbs”). It does not take a genius to figure out the hypocrisy in the modern day churches, and that they have compromised the truth of the scriptures for self gratification. From disobedience, blasphemy, and lies your local and mega harlot churches are all the same. Unbiased historical and biblical research teaches us that YaHuWaH was and NEVER will be in places (building or body) that DOES NOT give reverence and esteem to His and His sons true name. NEVER once do we read where YaHuWaH turned His back of protection on those who loved, defended and died for His true name. Death is a subject the modern whore churches DON’T want to deal with because is it NOT emotionally coddling. Death is something NO ONE can escape, so all the more we must seek the Creator with all our heart / mind to find him (YaRaMiYaHuW 29:13 “Jeremiah”).

What the Christian churches fail to instill in their flock is the due diligence to prove to YaHuWaH that they did all they could to ensure their salvation. Are Christians REALLY seeking after YaHuWaH with ALL their hears, or only partially? When someone denies making the time to drop emotion and look at truth and facts, this NOT seeking YaHuWaH with a full heart. The truth is the ultimate lie detector and when someones heart / mind (actions / fruit) show they are loyal to family, pride, church and tradition NO MATTER WHAT, there is your answer. Evil, death and deception is very real and like we have always say, ONCE a person has heard the truth, they are now marked and their ignorance hour glass is flipped over and begins to empty. Once a person or church establishment rejects the truth, their protection (once there by grace, due to their ignorance) is lifted, and evil now has free reign to do as it pleases. Evil may not show its destructive head right away, and it may take years for it to build up before destruction, as did the Amorites (BaRaShiYTh 15:14-16 “Genesis”).

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When these tragic events happen to church goers, Christians love to quote YaHuWChaNaN 15:18-27 (John), but this is the BIG deception of Christianity. They love to say “we know churches will be hated and attacked because the world hated god and jesus”, but that is incorrect! The world hated YaHuWShuWA NOT jesus, and the world crucified YaHuWShuWA NOT jesus. The savior said “all these things will they do unto YOU for MY NAME’S sake”, and since unbiased research educates us, we now know the false name jesus NEVER existed on the plant back in the ancient times. Confusion and disobedience will always birth destruction because YaHuWaH’s protection are never in places that have those rebellious traits (churches). Scripture teaches that destruction comes only by way of YaHuWaH allowing it (AiYuB 1 “Job 1”). We understand there is a HUGE difference between persecution and disobedience. Persecution and hate happens to those who boldly stand for the true names of YaHuWaH and YaHuWShuWA (like scripture tells us it would), destruction and death are for those who choose to disobey YaHuWaH (like scripture tells us it would). Someone cant disobey unless they have seen or heard instruction, so for those who are ignorant to the truth, YaHuWaH’s grace will cover them for a season.



AShaH 17:30-31 “Acts”

30 And the times of this ignorance ALaHiYM winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:





Here are the locations of all the fatal church shootings since Columbine.

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  • 1999 Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas (7 dead)

  • 2001 Greater Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (2 dead)

  • 2002 Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Lynbrook, New York (2 dead)

  • 2003 Turner Monumental AME Church in Kirkwood, Georgia (3 dead)

  • 2005 Living Church of God in Brookfield, Wisconsin (7 dead)

  • 2005 World Changers Church in College Park, Georgia (1 dead)

  • 2006 Ministry of Jesus Christ Churchin Baton Rouge, Louisiana (5 dead)

  • 2006 Zion Hope Missionary Baptist in Detroit, Michigan (2 dead)

  • 2007 First Congregational Church in Neosho, Missouri (3 dead)

  • 2007 First Presbyterian Church in Moscow, Idaho (4 dead)

  • 2007 New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado (2 dead)

  • 2008 First Baptist Church in Maryville, Illinois (1 dead pastor)

  • 2009 Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas (1 dead)

  • 2012 Creflo Dollar’s World Changers Church in College Park, Georgia (1 dead)

  • 2015 Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina (9 dead)

  • 2017 Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee (1 dead)

  • 2017 St. Alphonsus Church in Fresno, Texas (1 dead)

  • 2017 First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas (26 dead)

  • 2018 Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (11 dead)

  • 2018 two mosques in New Zealand, Christchurch (49 dead)

  • 2019 Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif (1 dead)

  • 2019 Catholic church in Burkina Faso, Africa (6 dead)

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Crosses placed near First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Texas, more than two-dozen worshipers who call on the LORD / god were gunned down.

 
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memorial stands outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



Those are just a few of the vastly recorded incidents regarding deaths in church shootings. In addition to these incidents at Christian churches, fatal shootings have happened at other religious sites, including at a Benedictine monastery (of Catholic monks), a Sikh temple (Punjab Hinduism), and an Amish (Swiss / German Christian Mennonite) school. Deadly incidents are on the rise at churches, says Carl Chinn, a church security expert. According to his research, there had never been a mass murder (four or more killed) associated with a faith-based property before 1963. Since then, there have been 14 such incidents. Carl Chinn identified 617 people having been killed in deadly force incidents since 1999 at faith-based properties, including churches. The one common denominator that ALL these tragic events have in common, they all were NOT calling on the true name of the Heavenly Father YaHuWaH through His son YaHuWShuWA (YaRaMiYaHuW 10:25 "Jeremiah"). Until people begin obeying 2 Chronicles 7:14 this world will never be healed!



2 Chronicles 7:14 

14 If MY people, which are called by my NAME, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.



If people are praying and calling on the supposed name above all names Jesus, that name should carry weight, power and protection, but in these incidents listed above, WHERE IS THE PROTECTION? Remember scripture or the word (YaHuWShuWA made flesh) CAN NOT LIE!



Your help is in the NAME of YaHuWaH - MaZMuWaR 124:8 “Psalm”

YaHuWaH delivers and sets those on high that know His NAME - MaZMuWaR 91:14 “Psalm”

YaHuWaH will answer those who call upon His NAME - MaZMuWaR 91:15 “Psalm”

The righteous (ALiYaHuW “Elijah”) walk in His NAME - MaLAKiY 4:5 “Malachi”

In times of distress YaHuWaH will be with those who call on His NAME - MaZMuWaR 91:15 “Psalm”

YaHuWaH’s NAME defends those who serve Him - MaZMuWaR 20:1 “Psalm”

We are commanded to believe on His sons NAME YaHuWShuWA - ALaPh YaHuWChaNaN 3:23 “1 John”

YaHuWaH will burn the wicked and proud because they feared NOT His NAME - MaLAKiY 4:1-2 “Malachi”



A gunman opens fire in church with the name Jesus right on the pull pit, WHERE is the protection?

 

Jehovah's Witnesses church burned down, where is the protection of JeHoVaH?

 

Pagan Idols Destroyed

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A six-story statue of Jesus Christ in a mid western US city was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers. The so called “King of Kings” statue, one of south-west Ohio's most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock church along the Interstate 75 highway in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.

The lightning strike set the statue ablaze on June 14, 2010 causing neighbors a shock. The sculpture, about 19 meters (62 feet) tall and 12 meters wide at the base, showed the figure of Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signalling a touchdown in American football. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which was all that remained after the lighting strike. Damage from the fire was estimated at $700,000, $300,000 for the statue alone and $400,000 for the amphitheater, fire station officer Richard Mascarella reported. Some people were scooping up pieces of the statue's foam from the nearby pond to take home with them, said Darlene Bishop, a church co-pastor. Bishop said the statue would be rebuilt. "It will be back, but this time we are going to try for something fireproof." Scripture talk about worshiping the creation over the creator also no images or idols are to be erected.

Lightning strikes Rio de Janeiro Jesus statue

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The iconic statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro has been struck by lightning during a violent storm.



Mental Illness

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Since 1949, the United States has observed the month of May as “Mental Health Awareness Month”. LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer wrote in a Facts & Trends issue on mental health. “The truth is, pastors are as likely as other Americans to experience mental illness.” We who are now in the truth can look back on our harlot years and remember people who are STILL to this day dealing with anger issues, rebellion, sickness, depression and insecurities. This goes to show that there is NO power in the lie Jesus.  This goes to show that Pastors, church leaders, church members, and visitors on Sunday, are all suffering from a from of mental illness.

 Here are a few real statistics (from several LifeWay Research studies) that open people’s eyes to better understand the facts regarding people who go to church.


23 percent of pastors acknowledge they have personally struggled with a mental illness.

49 percent of pastors say they rarely or never speak to their congregation about mental illness.

65 percent of churchgoing family members of those with mental illness want their church to talk openly about mental illness.

59 percent of those actually suffering from mental illness say the same.

76 percent of churchgoers say suicide is a problem that needs to be addressed in their community.

32 percent of churchgoers say a close acquaintance or family member has died by suicide.

80 percent of pastors say their church is equipped to assist someone who is threatening to take his or her own life.

4 percent of churchgoers who lost a loved one to suicide say church leaders were aware of their loved one’s struggles.

35 percent of Americans say mental illness could be overcome with Bible study and prayer alone.


When people are conditioned by tradition to put their belief in lies (like the harlot church teaches), eventually the only thing that comes out of that is mental pain, stress, insecurity and death. This is what happens when the masses buy into the lie thinking that you can continue living a disobedience lifestyle unto the Creator YaHuWaH without any consequences. The savior YaHuWShuWA did NOT give up his life on the tree so that people could continue celebrating wicked and perverted pagan holidays or to proudly take part in the carnal pleasures along with the masses of this world with an unaccountable mindset (Romans 1:28-32). There is NO power in the name Jesus, so this means there NO change in Jesus. The churches (who proudly perpetuate the false name Jesus) DOES NOT challenge change! The Christian church preaches that you are forever forgiven through Jesus, NO matter your lifestyle. The false Jesus may have said that, but the true savior YaHuWShuWA for sure DID NOT! Take for example YaHuWShuWA and the ZaNaH (whore) who was going to be stoned for her adulterous lifestyle.


YaHuWChaNaN 8:1-11 “John”

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

11 She said, No man, master. And YaHuWShuWA said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.


Lets take a look at the word “adultery” in verse 4, the word here is the Greek G3431 μοιχεία = moikhaa

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Notice in verse 4 the Greek word used was moikkaa and NOT the Greek word G4202 πορνεία = porneia / porne (this is where the word pornography comes from), which means fornication. Adultery and fornication mean two different things.

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So this is telling us that women was not only soliciting herself to men, but scripture used the word adultery meaning she was already joined to a man (she had a husband). Scripture reminds us that YaHuWShuWA’s exact words were “GO AND SIN NO MORE”! He was telling the whore to go and STOP living a lifestyle of adultery, NOT “go and have sex with less men!”

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Sinning less is STILL sinning. Just because you shoot hoops and hit the rim more than air balling STILL means you missed the shot! Quotes like these is why the whore church is where it is, NO challenge to change! None of these sayings are in scripture and YaHuWShuWA tell us to be perfect, which means maturity in the RuWaCh (MaTaThiYaHuW 5:48 and 19:21 “Matthew”, Romans 12:1-2, and James 1:4). This maturity causes you to be NOT OK with just being OK and its ultimately causes you to want to please the Creator over self!


The whore church of Christianity is just a place where sin is tolerated, the truth is totally over looked and peoples emotions are constantly coddled. This is why Christianity is so popular and constantly defended, it condones carnal lifestyles and encourages disobedience / sin. The whore churches condition their flock to defended lies and reject truth! This is why the majority of Christian hiss at the true names of the Heavenly Father YaHuWaH and His son YaHuWShuWA! There is NO real RuWaCh growth, NO RuWaCh protection and NO truth in places (including homes) that refuses to reverence the true name of the Creator YaHuWaH and His sons true name YaHuWShuWA.


Buffoonery of the whore Church


DaBaRiYM 6:16 “Deuteronomy”

16 Ye shall not tempt YHWH your ALaHiYM, as ye tempted him in Massah.

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Pastor instructs his congregation to beat the demons out of each other

 

Pastor dies inside the church during service and her members drop money on her to resurrect her. In “GOD” they trust, the Babylonian and Assyrian deity of fortune H1409 Gad pronounced “gawd”

 

Priest of the whore church makes Holy water from a dead pagan saints rotted foot

 

27 Dead, 18 in critical condition after drinking Jik in church for deliverance

 

Snake Salvation' pastor dies of snake bite

The 100 year old tradition of handling snakes in the name of god

 

Snake preacher dies at 44


Matoaka West VA was home to Mack Wolford’s House of the Lord Jesus church. Mack Wolford, who was 44, made headlines after he was bitten by his yellow timber rattlesnake at an evangelistic event in a state park about 80 miles west of Bluefield, in West Virginia’s isolated southern tip. When one believer in this religion dies from a venomous bite, others often insist that it’s still God’s will that Christians obey a phrase in Scripture they say mandates the handling of serpents.

Mark 16:18 

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.



Wolford’s own dad was a serpent handler who died from a snake bite in 1983. Wolford enjoyed handling snakes during worship services, but it’s a tradition that has killed about 100 practitioners since it started in the east Tennessee hills in 1909.

 

Pay to Pray at Lakewood Chruch

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A SURVEY BY A CHRISTIAN RESEARCH GROUP SUGGESTS 70 PERCENT OF WOMEN WHO'VE HAD AN ABORTION IDENTIFY AS CHRISTIAN.

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Less than a week after evangelical Christian Robert Dear killed three people and wounded nine others with a semiautomatic weapon at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs -- ostensibly to protest killing, which he believed was taking place at that clinic -- a Christian research group has released the findings of a national survey containing a startling revelation: 70 percent of women who have abortions in the U.S. are Christians, and 23 percent of those women identify as Evangelical Christians.

The survey was conducted by the LifeWay group in partnership with the pregnancy center support organization Care Net, which also runs "the nation's only real-time call center providing pregnancy decision coaching" with hopes that those who call in will be "transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ and empowered to choose life."

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The survey, which polled 1,038 women who'd had abortions from across the U.S., found that almost 40% of those women were attending a Christian church once a month or more at the time of their abortion, but that a majority of the women who attended church regularly kept their abortion a secret from their church community, mostly out of fear of being judged or condemned. Almost half of the women agreed that "pastors' teachings on forgiveness don't seem to apply to terminated pregnancies," and 54 percent agreed that churches "over-simplify decisions about pregnancy options."

Even sadder? Sixty-four percent of the women agreed that "Church members are more likely to gossip about a woman considering an abortion than help her understand her options."

Disturbingly, there's also anecdotal evidence to suggest that Christians who have received abortions are among the most vocal opponents of abortion rights (à la Pennsatucky on "Orange Is The New Black").

In her recent memoir "My Life On The Road," journalist and activist Gloria Steinem writes, "When I visit clinics, I've learned to ask the staff if they have ever seen an [anti-abortion] picketer come in, have an abortion, and go back to picketing again. From Atlanta to Wichita, the answer is yes. Yet because staff members see the woman's suffering and guard her right to privacy, they don't blow the whistle."

Steinem says that when she initially expressed disbelief over these stories, a clinic staff member explained to her "that women in such anti-abortion groups are more likely to be deprived of birth control and so to need an abortion. Then they feel guilty -- and picket even more."

From every angle -- from the horrific actions taken by Dear to the large numbers of Christian women secretly seeking abortions -- it's clear that the current strategy of Christian anti-choicers is doing far more harm than good. Perhaps it's time they consider taking a new approach.

Joel Osteen Attends Lady Gaga LGBT Pride Event

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Gaga calls her fans “little monsters” and they were in full excitement as it was the performer’s first appearance at the famous Harlem theater. The entire event was oriented around gay pride. Also with Joel and Victoria Osteen were celebrities Amy Pohler, the Season 2 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a cross-dresser named “ThunderFu*k,” Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, and gay actor, Neil Patrick Harris.


Church come out by the droves to support gay parade in Columbus Ohio

Although this lady is mentioning the false names, she is in line with scriptures. This is why the harlot church is so popular because is doesn’t challenge people to obey the scriptures. Every church that is NOT calling on the true names of YaHuWaH and YaHuWShuWA are in rebellion and are OUT of YaHuWaH’s order! “Come as you are” is misunderstood and misapplied in today’s harlot churches. Compromising churches that identify themselves with the modern day or socially excepted movements, among others, sometimes take the grace of YaHuWaH and turn it into licentiousness (Jude 1:4) by teaching that it makes no difference how you live, as long as you believe. If you come to Ha’MaShiYaCh in an illicit relationship, some say YaHuWShuWA will accept you just as you are and sanctify that relationship. If you come to YaHuWShuWA as someone who enjoys the carnal night life, or worldly flesh drive desires, that you can continue in that path, and use it to “reach others for MaShiYaCh.” This is a popular message in todays modern day churches, but it directly contradicts Scripture which clearly says that these things from our past lives, should be left behind and that our former friends will think us strange for doing so (1 Peter 4:3–4). Romans 13:13 commands us to walk honestly, or decently, and QaDaSh (set apart) no longer participating in the licentious lifestyle of the world. Galatians 5:13 says that we are called to liberty, but that we cannot use liberty “for an occasion to the flesh,” excusing of covering our continual sins.


Vision Church of Atlanta adds psychic medium to ministerial staff

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The Vision Church of Atlanta, Georgia, a progressive congregation, has added a psychic medium who claims to commune with the dead to their staff. Lakara Foster, who holds a doctorate of ministry from The Interdenominational Theological Center, is now a licensed minister at The Vision Church of Atlanta, Rolling Out reported. She is also the creator and star of the YouTube series “The Gift,” which she argues God told her to do. It follows her life as a medium, minister, and spiritual teacher. “God told me to do the show. Honestly, I was reluctant at first because I felt very vulnerable and thought I would get a lot of push back and a negative feedback being a minister and a medium. I thought people wouldn’t understand but I knew I still had to do it. I knew I had been called to do it. When I asked God, ‘Why this gift? Why not singing? God said, ‘I promised my people eternal life. How will my people know that I’ve kept a promise if you don’t demonstrate your gift?’” she told Rolling Out.

Foster argues that psychic medium ship should be included among the spiritual gifts of the modern Church because James 1:17 teaches that “every good and perfect gift is from above.”  The Christian Post reached out to The Vision Church for comment on the appointment Thursday but no one was immediately available.

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Psychic medium and minister at The Vision Church of Atlanta, Ga., Lakara Foster


“A psychic medium, what I try to explain to people is, psychic is a very umbrella term. I believe to some degree we all have some type of psychic intuition. A medium falls under that umbrella. Being a medium allows me to communicate with our loved ones who are departed. So I tell people all mediums are psychic but all psychics are not medium,” she said.

She explained that she has been using her gift for a long time and had always wanted to use her gift without sacrificing her faith in Jesus.

“For me it was very important that I was able to merge the two. My love for God, my love for Jesus. But really ... I knew that I could heal through ministry but I’ve always been healing, so it was kind of natural to be able to merge the two to continue that level of healing,” she said. Foster noted that she has received a lot of support from her church and members of her family, like her father who also claims to possesses the gift to commune with the dead.

“My church family has been super supportive. … My family has been just as incredible. My father shares a similar gift and my mother is the executive producer of the web-series ‘The Gift,’” she said.


Her Evangelical Megachurch Was Her World, then Her Daughter Said She Was Molested by a Minister.

Christi Bragg with her daughter, who told her she had been sexually abused at a summer camp that was run by their church.

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There are hundreds of cases just like these that continue to prove that YaHuWaH and His son YaHuWShuWA are NOT in these Christian whore churches. If after reading all the FACTS being shared on this page and a person STILL proudly chooses to attend a whore church, ignorance will NO LONGER cover them!


THE MEGA CHURCH MINDSET

Don’t be fooled, Mega churches aren’t the only ones lying to their congregations and racking in huge salaries. Local churches are just as bad and you better believe they are not going to miss out. We have all seen or been a part of a church where the pastor, his wife and kids are active in the ministry justifying them to be on the payroll. Where in scripture do we read were YaHuWShuWA had a church and required his disciples to work there in turn for pay? Once you allow your eyes to open to the truth, you will clearly see the blatant rebellion and disobedience of the Babylonian, harlot christian Church system.

MEGACHURCH PREACHING RUNS IN THE FAMILY

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Edwin Barry “Ed” Young followed in his father’s (Dr. Ed Young) footsteps and began leading his own megachurch in Texas. Originally he worked at Second Southern Baptist as an associate pastor. Young then branched out and started out preaching to 30 families in a rented office complex which became Fellowship Church. Fellowship now has 20,000 members. Not as many as his dad’s congregation of 63,000 people, but still big. Like most pastors, Young has other business ventures; his books have landed on the Amazon and New York Times Best Seller lists and his services are broadcast on TV.



GREEDY JAKES WANTS YOU TO READ HIS BOOK

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Bishop T.D. Jakes, who leads The Potter’s House church, is also an accomplished author. He keeps reminding his flock of that, too. Jakes encourages his 30,000 members to purchase his books, as well as his daughter’s. You can buy Jakes’ books, including the inspirational looking Soar!, on Potter’s website. He also has books titled Destiny, Instinct, and Let It Go. Jakes founded the church in 1996. Based in Dallas, Texas, Jakes expanded the church at a cost of $45 million. It was completed in 2000 and by 2010, expanded to four campuses in Dallas, Fort Worth, North Dallas, and Denver.




A TOWN WITHIN THE CITY

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Second Baptist Church Houston is described by pastor Dr. Ed Young as “a town within a city,” and we can see why… its campus has worship facilities, fitness centers, bookstores, information desks, a cafe, a K-12 school, and free automotive repair service — all sponsored by an annual budget of $55 million. Seems to be a little more than most churches have, no? In February 2006, it said it would use a whopping $84 million to expand its three sites in Houston. It would add more campuses within empty movie theaters. His son is also the pastor of a huge church.




NEED TO DRAW IN HUGE CROWDS, USE CELEBRITIES

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West Angeles Church of God in Christ is where your liable to see stars. Folks of note: Denzel Washington, Stevie Wonder, Magic Johnson, Angela Bassett, and her husband Courtney Vance. The star-studded congregation used to be a lot smaller, West Angeles only had 40 members in 1969 when Pastor Charles Blake took over. Originally this megachurch was started by Elder Clarence E. Church in 1943. The 5,000 seat church is located in Los Angeles on 3045 Crenshaw Boulevard. It also started the West Angeles Community Development Corporation, which has a mission of practicing social and economic justice.


DO IT BIG FOR JESUS

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John Osteen (Joel’s dad) co-founded Lakewood with his second wife Dolores in a feed store in 1959. The Compaq Center eventually became the home of Lakewood Church’s massive services. Before the megachurch moved in, the Houston Rockets played there for 60 years. Lakewood gave Compaq $13 million in cash for the first 30 years rent. When he became the pastor, Joel Osteen used $95 million more for upgrades on the arena-like church to make it feel more intimate. The 650,000 square foot building was given wall to wall carpet under its 14,000 seats, jumbotron screens, twin waterfalls, and other opulent features.



MAKE BIG PROFIT

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The megachurch is its own breed. Like traditional churches, they hold worship services and community events, but they do it on a much larger scale. Often preaching conservative or Evangelical Christian beliefs, megachurches are defined as having 2,000 plus people attending service per week. They’ve risen in popularity, both across the nation and worldwide. Megachurches have the potential to be very successful financially. Six million people in the U.S. attended megachurches in 2011, according to a survey by the Harvard Institute of Religion Research. The same researchers determined that the average profit of these churches is about $6.5 million!



ENTERTAINMENT

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Attend any megachurch worship service and you’ll probably see a sea of smiling faces. Outside the church, however, critics aren’t as keen. Because of megachurches’ opulence, the high salaries of its pastors, and the sale of books, DVDs and other products, some claim the churches pander consumerism. This obscures its religious aspects, critics argue. You might hear the term “McChurch” to describe megachurches as places of entertainment, rather than worship. This is supported by the fact that their pastors don’t only preach, but also serve as CEOs. “This pressure molds the pastor into something more akin to a CEO of a large corporation than a wise rabbi,” says Tim Suttle in HuffPo. People would rather have fun at church, then to learn the truth!