To be fair most Christian churches are just big scams. The Catholic Church which is the biggest scam. The Pope and cardinals and probably bishops too all live like royalty - literally. In palaces, with servants and assistants and chefs and frikken salmon every other night.
I pretty much guarentee every preacher you see on TBN is a millionaire or intends to be. Almost every pastor who claims to be a healer is in it for the money whether they admit it to themselves or not. If they don't I can pretty much guarantee they still make more money than any of us.
It's just to easy. Pitch a tent somewhere, a bit of marketing, sell the salvation and before you know it you're building a ginormous church pulling the suckers and their wallets by the thousands.
Obi Wan Kenobi's response to River Ministries "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."
I have friends who've worked for River corp. Not a very pleasant place.
Ek smaak tele-evangelists soos ek jam smaak...en ek smaak jam F0KK0L !
Chicks are car guards.™ Kick 'em inna panty!
I suffer from A.D.D. : Attention Deficit Diso - oooh lets go ride bikes! ~
To wit, "Tongues" would be me preaching in Russian, to Russians, without any knowledge of the language.
The gibberish spouted in some of these places is either personal attention seeking, tourettes, or a show for the marks.
Always begging for money. Sow a seed and the returns will be up to hundred fold. Watch tbn and specially the cowboy from EL for the comical value of the show. He is a real joker