Just two so we can get off the ground here. I'm seriously looking for genuine criticisms and not merely objections based on what you both personally find distasteful.
I'm not sure how you're going to distinguish between genuine criticisms and personal objections. But here goes.
From the web page as previously stated by Jlay:
"Mike moves powerfully in signs, wonders and miracles..."
red flag #1
From the website. clicked on "money"
In a world of uncertainty where financial institutions seems to be collapsing around us.
We need to take a biblical view on what God said about his Kingdom and his financial economic system.
In every Kingdom there is a King and Jesus is the King of the Kingdom of Heaven. His financial system is truly amazing and it will never collapse or go into liquidation.
As a believer we are in the World but NOT of it.
God is not a respecter of persons, but IS a respecter of principals.
So as a believer, how do we operate in His financial system which He has for our lives.
FAITH is how the believer needs to operate. Continual active FAITH.
How is yours?
A believer can have a faith (i.e. that Jesus is the Son of God) without moving IN FAITH.
Get the picture, ponder this and let it sink deep down in your heart.
Active FAITH, overcoming FAITH, not just saving FAITH (that FAITH God gave you in the first place)
The Lord wants you to Prosper now.
Psalm 118 v 25 ' Save now, I pray O Lord
O Lord, I pray send now prosperity '
. Lets Believe THE WORD. Stay in ThE WORD.
Is this really what the bible means?
Red flag #2
Danny, your own criticism of the way this church asks for money should throw up a red flag. The reason why they "aren't shy" about asking God for wealth, is because they are a word-faith, name-it-and-claim-it, prosperity gospel church. If the church group is truly of God, and their organization God's will, they won't need to plead for money. God will provide them with all they need.I'm aware that this church - and my own church, for that matter - is not shy in asking God for wealth, financial security, etc. I personally don't do this. I couldn't. But are they bad people when God says to ask anything in his name? John 16:23-24
Red flag #3
3.If you grab hold of the Word and have faith in God or the faith of God you CAN get what the Word says.
Their god is a genie in a lamp. Just rub the lamp, and say the magic words, and god will do your bidding. Or, maybe a better analogy is their god is a vending machine. Give them your money, make a selection, and voila, all kinds of goodies appear.
Red flag #4
In the statement of faith in one of their links:
I believe in divine healing. Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Mark 16:18; James 5:15; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isa. 53:4,5)
Is the privilege of every member of the Church today? Tell that to my Dad, Bart's Dad, and every other person who died in Christ. They died because they lacked faith? Phooey!!! That's another word-faith line used to manipulate the undiscerned.
Red flag #5