“Minister” Creflo Dollar exiting his previous business jet.
Definition (verb form) ~ Minister:
- attend to the wants and needs of others
- to give help to or care for people
- to give aid or service, e.g. minister to the sick
- Etymology: from Latin minister, Meaning: servant
The prosperity preacher Creflo Dollar is notorious for asking his followers to buy him a top-of-the-line 65 million dollar business jet, after his jet pictured above was damaged. You can read about more of his profligate antics at this, Not Safe For Work (NSFW) link: Daily Mail Online ~ Creflo Dollar
In another widely publicized story Dollar was once booked into jail for beating his 15 year old daughter in order to keep the indiscretionate young lady from going out partying. As one commenter amusingly put it: “It sounds like Dollar was trying to knock some cents into the girl.”
Where does the always misapplied concept of Servant-Leadership come from?
Mark 10:41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. 42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. 43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: 44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
Jesus was speaking to his twelve disciples, who were to become the first leaders of his “bride” the church. Christ is the Head or Husband of the church, but while the Bridegroom is away, prior to His marriage feast, He has entrusted His bride to the care and ministry of various men. These men are not ordained to be interloping heads over Christ’s bride, but to be servants of Christ’s bride on Christ’s behalf.
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Clearly Christ is the true Head of the church. Husbands are the image of Christ, and are not to be without lordship in their own homes, while the leaders of the church are not its head, because Christ is the only head of the church. Ministers are to be the servants of the other men of the church, out of love for the brotherhood of faithful men. It is absolutely wrong of church misleaders, those greedy and power hungry charlatans, to forcibly foist their commanded servitude off onto husbands because that clearly reverses God’s word in multiple places, and husband’s need their lordship or families fall apart when wives are not obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:5) So who do the men of the church report to?
1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
The men of Christ’s church report directly to Christ, who is returning not to serve them again for another three years, but to rule with a rod of iron as omnipotent Lord for a thousand years. We would do well to notice that Jesus’ earthly ministry will be less than a third of a percent of the time He spends ruling over us here on earth. Although Christ came to serve and sacrifice and woo us to himself, as Christ cried out on the cross, “It is Finished!” He quickly commissioned His church leaders and then ascended into glory. His sacrificial work is done!
So how do churchmen relate to each other within the church since none is the head and ruler, but Christ?
Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
So as we have seen from Ephesians 5 Christ and husbands are to be submitted to in everything. So is Christ not now our own personal servant? Our SERVANT-leader?
Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him:
What! Servants serving! That’s crazy talk! Next you will say that men’s helpers should be helping men, instead of demanding men serve them via misappropriating “servant leadership”. /S
Well, what does Dollar say?
And now we’ll look at this word “Ruleth” because leadership, “Obey them that have the rule over you,” it must be servant type of leadership. It’s the servant leader that God wants to put in the lives of people. It’s the servant leader. … Your house needs leadership. Your children need leadership. But I’m learning that my leadership has increased because I understand that real leadership is serving. When I serve my wife, that’s leadership.
Dollar then goes on to mock men who actually want to rule their families, as God commands, as being insecure control-freaks.
The heart of the matter.
So Creflo Dollar serves his poor congregation from his mansion, his Rolls Royce, his Bentley, his business jet,(Apparently you need a lot of exquisite transportation to get to your needy neighbors these days.) while browbeating husbands into the servitude that God intended for church ministers like himself, and impugning husband’s motives for just wanting enough influence to keep their own daughters from going partying without getting themselves booked into jail like Dollar. I think we can all see that this clown is a hypocrite, and that the people who give money to his prosperity “gospel” gimmickry are duped by their own greedy desire to get rich like their idol, Mr. Dollar.
But! You say: Surely my modest-income minister who preaches that husband’s should be servant-leaders is not as bad as crazy Creflo, right?
Wrong! He is just as worthless a false teacher, and he sucks at it too, because Creflo is getting all the perks while your fool “minister” serves Satan for next to nothing because his skills don’t get him the higher pay scale of a sharp con like Dollar. These false teachers who pervert God’s word and destroy God’s patriarchal design for families, their portion is entirely in this life. If they don’t get for themselves the nice things in this life, they’re both evil and lazy.