bob

Johnson City, TN

#314 Mar 18, 2011
contributor wrote:
Highlands is the devil's tool. They are the best at bringing people in and telling them what they want to hear. Just keep the money coming in. Guilting people to give is not giving with a cheerful heart. There are good people there but the institution a a whole is a tool of the devil. I know a few of the devils disciples there. Their names have been mentioned in this forum. There is so much abuse of funds there. The Davidson's live the highlife at the company's expense. That is what it is a money-making business, family owned and operated.
LMBO!! I know for a fac the Davidsons dont live the high, life, they could have so much more. Did u not see the car that Jimmie drove all those years?
contributor

Knoxville, TN

#315 Mar 18, 2011
bob wrote:
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LMBO!! I know for a fac the Davidsons dont live the high, life, they could have so much more. Did u not see the car that Jimmie drove all those years?
He used that when he needed to look humble. Yes I saw the car and I knew the joke. They have to keep up the front or the money wouldn't come in if people really knew where it was going.
thinking from tazewell

Beckley, WV

#316 Mar 18, 2011
Where is your church located. I may want to attend and see for myself
CCS

Kingsport, TN

#317 Mar 18, 2011
Matthew 5:11-12
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Lawrence S

Moneta, VA

#318 Mar 19, 2011
thinking from tazewell wrote:
Where is your church located. I may want to attend and see for myself
Come into Abingdon, go south on Cummings Street, it will become Green Springs Road, Rt 75. From the I 81 exit 17 intersection stay on 75. The church is 2.5 miles on the left. A big metal building.
Charles B

Kingsport, TN

#319 Mar 19, 2011
HERE IS A BIG SCOOP....MY FRIEND AT A LOCAL CAR DEALERSHIP HERE IN BRISTOL TELLS ME THAT HIGHLANDS FELLOWSHIP IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DEALERSHIP ARE GIVING AWAY A NEW CAR AT THE EASTER SERVICE THIS YEAR . THAT SHOULD BEAT OUT ALL THE OTHER CHURCHES ATTENDANCE.
WOW, WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH CELEBRATION OF JESUS BEING RAISED FROM THE DEAD.
HIGHLANDS WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO BE THE BIGGEST SO CALLED CHURCH AROUND. I AM ASHAMED TO SAY I USED TO BE A PART OF THAT PLACE. IT IS ALL A SHOW AND IS ALL ABOUT MONEY....PERIOD. THE SALARIES ARE SECRET, THE BENEFIT PACKAGES ARE SECRET, THE NUMBER OF VACATION WEEKS THE LEADERS GET ARE OUTRAGEOUS. REMEMBER JIMMIES BIG 3 MONTH LONG PAID SABBATICAL HE TOOK?
WELL ITS LITTLE BROTHER STEVENS TURN NOW....OH THEY WORK SO HARD THERE....ALL THEIR MEETINGS EACH DAY, JUST TRYING TO COME UP WITH ANOTHER SCHEME TO USE AGAINST THE POOR GULLIBLE MEMBERS OF HF, ALL DONE JUST TO GET MORE MONEY.
HEY JIMMIE, WHAT HAPPENED TO 1x1x41 ???
DIDN'T GOD TELL YOU TO IMPLEMENT THAT AND YOU ASK EVERYONE TO GIVE $200 PLUS, EACH MONTH ABOVE THEIR TITHE ....WHERE DID YOU SPEND THE MONEY SINCE 1x1x41 WAS NOT EVER IMPLEMENTED ???????? HMMMMM.
EVER WONDER JUST HOW MUCH OF GOD'S MONEY IS SPENT ON THEIR EVER CHANGING STAGE DESIGN EACH SERMON SERIES ??? THOUSANDS SPENT JUST TO MAKE THE SHOW MORE EXCITING.
EVER WONDER JUST HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ARE SPENT ON ADVERTISING JUST TO BRING IN MORE PEOPLE TO GET MORE MONEY ??? REMEMBER THE CHRISTMAS SHOW AND ALL THE THOUSANDS SPENT AT WTFM /HIGHLANDS FELLOWSHIP STUDIOS.
GOTTA GET MORE PEOPLE IN. MORE PEOPLE MEANS..MORE MONEY
WAKE UP HIGHLANDERS, YOU ALL ARE BEING DECEIVED AND IT IS SO SAD THAT SO MANY ARE LIKE I ONCE WAS.... JIMMIE, STEVEN AND NOW WAYNE EPPERSON ALONG WITH STACY, BILL, AND THE OTHER LEADERS ARE USING THIS "SO CALLED CHURCH" AS NOTHING MORE THAN A BUSINESS ADVENTURE THAT HAS PANNED OUT TO BE VERY LUCRATIVE FOR JIMMIE AND STEVEN AND THE SEVERAL HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAMS THAT WORK THERE.
THERE IS NO ACCOUNTABILITY AND THERE NEVER WILL BE. THERE ARE NO DEACONS AND ELDERS AS THE SCRIPTURE INSTRUCTS ON HOW A CHURCH IS TO BE SET UP.
HIGHLANDS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A SOCIAL GATHERING CLUB AND JIMMIE EXPECTS THOSE DUES TO BE PAID. THIS IS PRECISELY WHY HE SPENDS SO MUCH TIME TALKING ABOUT MONEY AND GIVING.
I DARE HIM AND STEVEN TO OPEN UP THEIR 2011 TAX RETURN TO THE MEMBERS. IT WOULD BE IN THE WORDS OF JIMMIE....AMAZING !!! OH YES, WE WILL HAVE MORE TO SAY SHORTLY, BUT FOR NOW, JUST KEEP THOSE EYES AND EARS OPEN FOR THE " BIG NEW CAR GIVEAWAY " ON EASTER SUNDAY. THAT SHOULD BRING IN THE CROWD. REMEMBER LAST YEARS EASTER HELICOPTER EGG DROP AT VIKING HALL. IT WAS LIKE A FREAKING CIRCUS. THIS YEARS PROMISES TO BE BIGGER AND BETTER WITH THE " NEW CAR GIVEAWAY " THE MORE PEOPLE THAT COME, THE MORE MOOLA THAT THEY BRING IN. ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY PEOPLE....THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE.
HEY MAYBE THEY COULD BRING IN BOB BARKER TO SAY..." A NEW CAR "
WHAT A JOKE THIS PLACE HAS BECOME.....ALL BEING DONE IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS. DON'T BE SURPRISED WHEN THIS THREAD SOON DISAPPEARS ON TOPIX , LIKE THE ONES IN THE PAST HAVE. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY and " A NEW CAR"
CCS

Kingsport, TN

#320 Mar 20, 2011
Matthew 5:11-12
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Ray Holtzclaw

Houston, TX

#321 Mar 20, 2011
Matt 7:23 many will stand before the Lord and proclaim the many works they have done in the name of Jesus, and HE will say, depart from me ye that work iniquity, I never knew you.
Matt 24:24 talks about false prophets being able to fool the very elect...sound familiar ?
The word of God does not give authority to use any means nessessary to draw a crowd. Jesus said it himself,''if I be lifted up, I will draw all men to me''NOT new cars giveaways, helicopter egg drops, cotton candy and popcorn in the mall, fancy stage,lighting and fog machines,hired musicians to play rock and top 40 country ,service producers and directors, and the list goes on. Either you, CSS are one of the fooled elect or could it be, you are one of those doing the fooling ?
D Miller

Santa Clara, CA

#322 Mar 20, 2011
I agree with you Ray, sounds like pretty fishy things still going on with the Davidson gang. People are so gullible or just hard up for a good feeling each week.
Ray Holtzclaw

Houston, TX

#323 Mar 20, 2011
wonder what kind of car they are giving away ? Maybe next year it can be a house or an all expense paid trip.
What a joke ! This is an example of The Lukewarm Church from the Book of Revelation, and what does God say about that ?
Leigh

Bristol, VA

#324 Mar 20, 2011
Okay Charles B., what is your real name? Come on, give it to us with all of your "know it all theorys". Anytime a Church is doing well, getting people saved, bringing alot of people in, the Devil starts working on destroying it and you are his tool in doing so. Yes, the Devil is using you to tear down this Church. It sounds like something happened to you there and you are mad so you have to try to destroy it. So, do you have any better ideals to get people in the door to get saved? What are you doing to spread the word of Christ? Nothing, you are just dragging it down. I will be praying for you!
Anonymous

Houston, TX

#325 Mar 21, 2011
Leigh, it appears that christian organizations like Highlands Fellowship, TBN network, PTL, Benny Hinn ministries, give true Christianity a bad name. It is so unbelievablae to hear the Devil get blamed everytime the true fake leaders are exposed for the money loving, power hungry men they are. I wonder if you had been around when Jesus was exposing the religious leaders of his time, would you have said, the devil was using him ? As far as getting people in the door, just lift up the name of Christ as HE INSTRUCTED us to do, NOT offer any and every thing coming abd going. I can not believe how that TODAYS Christians are so eager to accept any thing that has the name of God attached to it. HIS name is Holy and not to be used for the agenda of being just trying to be the biggest mega church around. It is all about money and power. PERIOD and you know it deep down. I see it here in TX as well. Wonder what a Holy God thinks of todays christianity. The Bible tells us that in last times, people will have itching ears, basically accepting anything that tickles their ears...entertainment...the big show. Wow, todays church have come so far and and have have went the direction of the ungodly worldly things Just to reach the ungodly. There is No
separation between the things of God and the world. Churches such as Highlands , North Point, Elevation dont think twice about bringing in secular music to the church. Will these churches stop at anything, just to bring in the crowd ? Jesus said ''in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrine the commandments of men''
Pre-Destination

Grundy, VA

#326 Mar 21, 2011
If you don't win the car, God and the Davidsons hate you!
A good feeling

Grundy, VA

#327 Mar 21, 2011
D Miller wrote:
I agree with you Ray, sounds like pretty fishy things still going on with the Davidson gang. People are so gullible or just hard up for a good feeling each week.
When you really need a good feeling, just head on down to State St. one Fri. or Sat. night. At least when you feel the regret from spending so much money or leaving with a "lesser", you can have something to show for it or some good stories to tell!
Leigh

Bristol, VA

#328 Mar 21, 2011
Ray, first I would love to know if you have ever attended Highlands Fellowship. I have, and I have never heard them "beg" for money. A Church is run like a business, you have to have money to run it. You have the building, electric bills, payroll, insurance, etc. You have to have money to keep it going. If you have never been there, then you should not judge.
Pre-Destination, You make no sense!
Anonymous

Houston, TX

#329 Mar 22, 2011
In fact, when I lived in the area, I attended HF frequently ! I know quite a bit about the Davidson way of running things. I know about all the firing of several employees a couple years ago. I know about the Tony Mckenna mess. I encourage you, Go now to the website and the first thing you see is about giving....decade of destiny...3 years of giving...you know you are lying about not hearing Jimmie beg for money. WHAT HAPPENED TO 1X1X41 ??? GOD supposed to have told Jimmie to do this but it never happened. Where is the money for that. All the pledges and special offerings he begged for ? I have very close friends still there and I hear it all. DO YOU WORK THERE AND ARE YOU IN THE ''INNER CIRCLE''? Sure sounds like you are a defender. Sickening !
Pre-Destination

Grundy, VA

#330 Mar 22, 2011
Wow, Leigh is just another mindless follower who cannot think for herself and simply believes what some figurehead tells her.

And I make no sense... hmm. It might have been slightly over your head. Most followers can't think for themselves and miss so much. So, let me break it down for you:

Pre-destination = there is a pre-determined path for your life which you cannot alter. You cannot affect the car giveaway, b/c the Davidsons will likely rig it to the highest "bidder." B/c the Davidsons didn't pick you, they must hate you. And b/c we all know that the Davidsons are so close to God, if they hate you, God must definitely hate you. Oh, that is of course a little sarcasm there. Just wanted to point that out since most mindless followers can't pick up on that.
Leigh

Bristol, TN

#331 Mar 22, 2011
Pre-Destination, I just think you are stupid!
D Miller

Mount Morris, MI

#332 Mar 22, 2011
Stupidity. We would agree that the followers of Jim and Tammy Bakker were deceived. Likewise the followers of Jimmy Swaggart, Benny Hinn,Paul Crouch, and countless other money grubbing manipulaters were deceived and We as outsiders would say ,''How Stupid Can They Be?''
We look at the followers of the Davidson Gang the same. We can see what is going on and Miss Leah, you seem to be just like those followers of Bakker and Swaggart. You cant see it, becauss you are inside it and you would never think YOUR GUY could deceive or mislead you.
His Servant

Corpus Christi, TX

#333 Mar 22, 2011
King David, Solomon- the Bible goes on and on about Gods people being rewarded and blessed for doing his work. The employees of highlands are far from rich and if God blesses their efforts in monetary rewards who are we to judge? I bet none of the people who tithe are on this web site complaining- If Gods funds are being misused, I think God is big enough to handle it without any help from any of us. Besides, everyone knows that the people on this site complaining are either people who have left highlands because they could not "control" everything and get their way, or their friends and family. If you had found a new church home offering the love and support as Highlands, I doubt you would still feel the need to write such hurtful things about such a large Godly, body of believers- remember when you attack the leadership you are attacking the entire body. If one person comes to Christ over a "car" give away- what a small price to pay for eternity. I pray that your "hurt" that is somehow spilling out onto this forum, will be a means by which you can heal and move on to find a church home that is all that you want and expect it to be.

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