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(RNS) Paul Crouch, the religious broadcaster who co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network and was known for his prosperity gospel messages and lavish lifestyle, died Saturday (Nov. 30). He was 79.

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  1. May the peace of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit be with the Crouch family and loved ones during this time of earthly loss and heavenly homecoming, and may the wounderful word of our God and Savior Jesus Christ continue to reach the yet to be saved in Jesus Christ as TBN continues to touch many around the world in Jesus Christ name Amen.

  2. Living proof that religion is a good racket for raking in money off the backs of the poor, naive and faithful. My sympathies go out to anyone foolish enough to donate money to his empire of Mammon.

    • Religion is anything man makes it to be. However, the Word of God is not a religion, it is a Person. So yes, religion in this context is a huge money racket – especially with the unbiblical and satanic prosperity gospel. It is a false and manmade religion.

  3. cassandra liberto

    Truly this is s man of God after his heart. I know the angels are rejoyceing and the Lord is glorified. He will be greatly missed. But never gotten. May the holy spirit continue to empower his church to reach higher heights in preaching the gospel.

    • King David was a man after God’s own heart – and the ONLY man God ever said that about. What you said in comparing Paul Crouch to God’s heart is pure blasphemy. If Paul Crouch is the living picture of who your god is, then you can keep your god. And I can thank my God that He is nothing like Paul Crouch.

  4. I KNOW PAUL CROUCH IS WITH JESUS IN HEAVEN, I’VE FOLLOWED TBN SINCE THE 70’S ONE THING ABOUT PAUL AND JAN CROUCH THEY ALWAYS GAVE ALL THE PRAISE & GLORY TO GOD. THEY SHARED WITH THEIR PARTNERS THE TBN SIGHTS, AND MOST OF ALL THEY GOT GOD’S GOSPEL OUT AROUND THE WORLD TO SAVE SOULS. WHAT EVER THEY RECEIVED AS REWARDS THEY EARNED EVERY BIT OF IT. GOD BLESS THE CROUCH FAMILY AND I HOPE THEY CONTINUE DOING GOD’S WORK THRU TBN. “LET EVERYONE WHO HAS BREATH “PRAISE THE LORD”

  5. My mama bless her heart got me and my kids watching TBN when they were young and she would watch them for me…that was over 25yrs ago…she loved TBN and so did I…since her home going 5 yrs. ago I hadn’t been faithful watch until resently…my heart goes out to the family and all of TBN…Bro. Crouch is home now and what a wonderful peace it will be when we get to see them again…God Bless..

    • …. there is no peace where he is. Look past the man you idolized & set on a pedestal toward the face of Jesus Christ. Yes, pray for the lost in the Crouch family, but pray more for those also led astray by the false teachings put forth by this ministry of death. Then go back & read your bible & study the lives of Jesus & the disciples – paying careful attention to how they lived & how $$ was treated. The disciples Were not to carry money with them on their trips but they were to earn their way everywhere. Paul shunned taking the people’s money. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for taking the money of the Widows leaving them with nothing. Jesus rebuked them for requiring the Widows to pay their last mite while they starved to death to meet the burden of the Law. TBN is no better. They guilt the Widow & the desperate giving them a false gospel in return. And…. Nowhere will you find the disciples living in the excess of Paul & Jan Crouch. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and ears to hear what HE has to say on this. He is faithful to the seeker. Amen.

    • …it will be doubly worse for the fool who led the fool astray. And…. The fool who was led astray will be held without excuse, responsible for not seeking & knowing the Truth because the Truth has been made known to him. He simply Chooses to exchange the Truth of God for a lie. Read Romans Chapter One. It’s a real eye opener.

  6. I think the big issue here is whether this prosperity gospel produces the kind of LOVE that Jesus preached about?
    Paul the great apostle wrote the epistles, the blue print(plan) for the New Testament church(that means then & now), for e.g. the structure of a church and the behaviour of the pastor and his family(which says to be of a very high standard). Nowhere in the epistles does Paul write about a prosperity gospel? If the prosperity gospel was/is so important how come the Holy Spirit didn’t tell/unction Paul to write about it in the epistles etc?
    A bigger question is, is Paul himself was living under the New Testament, how come Paul never tried to create a mediterranean palace where he could recup after traversing to and fro across the med, especially after being bitten by asps on Patmos, beaten to near death, locked up in prison etc? Paul never ever told the churches to go for a health, wealth, name it and claim it gospel, the epistles contain a very different gospel. Paul re-inforced time and time about loving one another very much. I like reading Thessalonians where Pauls writes about how he had to make tents to make ends meet, Paul was also involved in the daily lives of the people in Thessalonica etc, it paints a different picture of our modern day preachers!
    Again Paul was living under the New Testament and according to Joel could/should have been living in wealth!! Paul did more than all these preachers put together over the 2000 years since then, if there wa a man that deserved a comfortable life it would have been Paul, but he died in a prison in Rome!!!

    • Finally. The truth. The Crouch’s are thieves stealing from the hurting and vulnerable – people who are looking for immediate answers to life’s cruelties. Instead of pointing them to Jesus Christ, they took their money and promised the people that if they believed just right and had the right amount of faith, giving the right amount of money, God would bless them with prosperity… That is not even close to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul Crouch was a homosexual. Jan Crouch is a promiscuous woman who had multiple affairs and an illegitimate child thru one of those affairs. Paul and Jan haven’t lived in the same home together in decades. Their marriage was a sham. They lived like royalty off your backside and pimped the Gospel of Christ for the almighty dollar. Wake up people. Just because someone says they are christian and just because they use God’s name on occasion with a whole bunch of pomp and tears, does not make them Christian! The prosperity gospel is a false gospel. You cannot buy Salvation & comfort from a man who claims to be a messenger for God. The Apostle Paul pronounced anathema (damnation) on those who would preach a false gospel. Unfortunately and unless Paul Crouch repented of his grievous sins before God before he (Paul) died, he busted the gates of hades wide open upon entry & will be subject to the second death quite shortly.

  7. Paul Crouch is a super-visionary who demonstrated his love for God and for the unreachable people, like the Islamic people, by using his talents in broadcasting. Those ugly people who said that he only had use the prosperity gospel to con people of their money, are wrong. Mr. P. Crouch is great and I admire him to the max!!! May the good Lord God bless him abundantly.

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