02 September 2013

Tyler Perry and T.D. Jakes Offer Strange Fire

Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
(Matthew 6:1–4) 

Perhaps Tyler Perry forgot about this admonition offered by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount? This video was recorded just yesterday following T.D. Jakes' Megafest and shows Perry claiming that God told him to give $1 million to Jakes' new youth ministry. Perry then speaks in tongues and lays hands on Jakes while the crowd waits for Jakes to "push that baby out" (whatever that is supposed to mean). Here is Jakes' response from Twitter:
Million dollars aside, the shenanigans in this video ("He's pushin' that baby out! He's pushin' that baby out!) are just one more example of the chaotic charismatic silliness that continues to deceive millions. Such things are as strange fire offered before the Lord.

Further Reading
Bill Johnson: God Does Not Cause Illness and Never Chooses Not to Heal
God Speaks, but How?
Bad Doctrine Yields Bad Fruit


  1. Is the video of T D Jakes and Tyler Perry recent? When did this happen?

    1. Yes, this was recorded and shared by Jakes within the past 24 hours. I've added more information to the post regarding this.

    2. This was from the recent MegaFest conference that took place last week.

    3. that was some foolishness going on there....serious error

  2. The "push that baby out" is referring to a simile used by some Christians referring to someone being "pregnant" with a vision that must be "carried to full maturity until it can come to pass "give birth." It's just an analogy. Also the verse that lead into this post wouldn't apply because he didn't give money to the poor it was to advance the kingdom and encourage others in attendance that the youth are a worthy cause to give to.

    1. So it is okay to boast about what we do/give to/for others? Simply because the money isn't given to the poor doesn't change the principle that Jesus laid down. The verse applies, and is SPOT ON.

      We are only to boast about ONE thing:
      "But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galatians 6:14 nasb

      Christ was not exalted, from what i can see in that clip. That was a man boasting in his flesh. That was a man exalting himself and another man over God. We are to boast ONLY in Christ, and exalt ONLY Christ.

    2. Jeremy,

      Yes, I am aware of the unbiblical notion that someone is "pregnant" with a vision and needs to "give birth" to the allegedly God-given vision.

      I'd like to challenge you to share the Bible verse that says that it is okay to boast about our giving if we are giving to "advance the kingdom." As JeanetteBrian York has said, We are only to boast in one thing, and that is Christ. Further, I'd like for you to explain how giving any sum of money to a Trinity-denying false teacher like T.D. Jakes could ever advance the kingdom?

  3. This was last Sunday's "worship service" - throughout the full video, mentions are made of "MegaFest", the big conference TDJ puts on which was last week.

  4. Tyler Perry, T.D. Jakes, Paula White and those involved in this are foolish.

  5. What was he pushing? Another elephant? Where was Doctor James?



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