A Deal With The Devil
or, How To become A Big Name Preacher
by Michael Fortner
This is a short story about a big name preacher which shall go un-named. He is so lacking in wisdom and understanding that he has actually stated on his national TV program how he became a big name minister.
The preacher said he was teaching at small gatherings in the banquet rooms of hotels and other places when a fellow came to him with a proposition. The 2nd fellow said he could put the preacher on TV and create large crowds for his teaching sessions. This fellow was a professional promoter. All the preacher had to do is give him a percentage of the take. So the deal was made.
The promoter made slick TV commercials which advertised the preacher's new TV program, and zoom, he was on his way and has been a big name preacher now for 25-35 years and rakes in piles of money because he teaches that people will get rich if they send him money. I will not tell you his name, but will only say that his ministry is based in Texas.
Jesus said that those who exalt themselves shall be humbled, and those who humble themselves shall be exalted. Since this preacher got to where he is today by making a deal with a professional promoter, and not by allowing God to promote him, this preacher will come crashing down with a thud. It will happen because Jesus said it will happen. It should be no surprize then that this preacher also teaches lots of false doctrine. He is operarting on human reason rather than the Holy Spirit.