Popular televangelist Creflo Dollar who recently came under fire for seeking nearly $70 million in donations from his 200,000 followers to enable the church buy a luxury jet costing a whopping $65 million – click here if you missed it – says the world’s perception of God is twisted, particularly when it comes to how God treats sin, Christian Post reports.
“The world has gone to extremes to twist and distort our perception of what we think God is like, and many people have been afraid of Him their entire lives,” began Dollar in an article shared on his website on Sunday, which examines the difference between God’s correction and punishment.
“A popular notion among many is that He’s an angry, vengeful God, ready to strike us down when we sin and make mistakes. Because of that mindset, they attribute to God the bad, painful things that happen to them in life, erroneously assuming that those are His ways of punishing them for something they did wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth,” the founder of World Changers Church International, continued.
“When God made us, He gave everyone the freedom to make their own choices in life, but sometimes we make bad choices. When our decisions don’t lead to the results we want, it’s easy to blame God, but we fail to realize that other factors operating are the devil, the world’s influences, and our own self-centeredness. Just like our earthly parents, God wants to console and comfort us when we’re hurting,” he added.
Dollar is now offering a CD titled “Redeemed From Punishment,” examining God’s treatment of sin at a cost of $7.