Pastor of the Crenshaw Christian Center, the 16,000 member California mega-church, Fred Price and his son, Fred, Jr., preach a prosperity message to their largely urban congregation and their television audience on LeSea and TBN.
Price, Sr. claims descent from many disparate, allegedly Christian denominations, beginning with the decidedly anti-Christ Jehovah’s Witnesses and culminating in exposure to the apostate Kenneth Hagin that Price claims changed his life.
Name-It-and-Claim-It has become the primary focus of his message and it has certainly brought him the riches he instructs others to claim for themselves.
Ecclesiastes 7:14 ‘In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.’
Price exultantly proclaims that Jesus and the Disciples were wealthy and extols the virtues of his lavish lifestyle in their name. He must have overlooked Peter in Acts 3:6; ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.’
Price and his son are regularly attired in expensive silk suits. Price, by his own admission, lives the life of a pharisee of the first order: “I’ve got 25 million dollars in my financial statement, free and clear I have no debt, I live in a 25 room mansion, I have my own 6 million dollar yacht, I have my own private jet and I have my own helicopter and I have 7 luxury automobiles so I never get board having to drive the same car more than one time in any given week” (Video – God Stuff).
Ecclesiastes 6:2 ‘A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.’
In a desperate effort to appear ‘hip’ and ‘today’, Price, Jr. has forfeited the printed word for an e-Bible that he carries around on a hand-strap.
The deceitful Price, Sr. is famous for the satanic blasphemous heresy he spreads on the Will of God: ‘If you have to say, ‘if it be Thy will or Thy will be done- if you have to say that, then your calling God a fool.’ He expounds; ‘What they told me to do was that whenever I prayed I should always say, ‘The will of the Lord be done.,’ Now, doesn’t that sound humble? It does. Sounds like humility, it’s really stupidity. I mean, you know, really, we insult God. I mean, we really do insult our Heavenly Father. We do; we really insult Him without even realizing it. If you have to say, ‘If it be Thy will or’ Thy will be done’-if you have to say that, then you’re calling God a fool because he’s the One that told us to ask….’ (Ever Increasing Faith, TBN November 16, 1990).
Of course, this apostate has conveniently forgotten the words of our Saviour, in which Christ Himself instructed us on what and how to pray to our Heavenly Father; Luke 11:2 ‘And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.’ and that the Lord’s Will is paramount in everything.
HERESY – ‘Do you think that the punishment for our sin was to die on a cross? If that were the case, the two thieves could have paid your price. No, the punishment was to go into hell itself and to serve time in hell separated from God.’ (Ever Increasing Faith, Messenger, June 1980)
BLASPHEMY – ‘If you’ve got one-dollar faith and you ask for a ten-thousand-dollar item, it ain’t going to work. It won’t work. Jesus said, “according to your faith,” not according to God’s will for you, in His own good time, if it’s according to His will, if He can work it into His busy schedule. He said, “According to your faith, be it unto you.” Now, I may want a Rolls Royce, and don’t have but bicycle faith. Guess what I’m going to get? A bicycle.’ (Praise The Lord, TBN, September 21, 1990)
BLASPHEMY – “The whole point is I’m trying to get you to see-to get you out of this malaise of thinking that Jesus and the disciples were poor and then relating that to you thinking that you, as a child of God, have to follow Jesus. The Bible says that He has left us an example that we should follow His steps. That’s the reason why I drive a Rolls Royce. I’m following Jesus’ steps.” (Ever Increasing Faith, TBN December 19, 1990)
Price’s Satanic Deceit:
‘Actually, Genesis 1:2 to the end of that chapter is really not the story of creation. It is the story of the restoration of this earth out of the chaos that resulted from Satan’s rebellion against God.’ (Beware! The Lies of Satan, p. 6)
Exodus 20:11; ‘For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.’
1′ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 ¶And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 ¶And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 ¶And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 ¶And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 ¶And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 ¶And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 ¶And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 ¶And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 ¶And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Price’s Satanic Deceit:
‘When God originally created the earth, He did not create it in darkness, because the Bible says that God is light, and that in Him is no darkness at all.’ (Beware! The Lies of Satan, p. 6)
Genesis 1:1-5; ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light;” and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.’
Price’s Satanic Deceit:
‘Read this statement very, very carefully: God does not and will not send anyone to hell except the devil and his angels.’ (Beware! The Lies of Satan, p. 24)
Revelation 20:12-15; ‘And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.’
And the coup de grace, sealing his fate with that of the others to be judged at the Great White Throne Judgement: ‘You are in control! So if man has control, who no longer has it? God…..When God gave Adam dominion, that meant God no longer had dominion. So God cannot do anything in this earth unless we let Him. And the way we let Him or give Him permission is through prayer.” (Prayer: Do You Know What Prayer Is…and How to Pray” (The Word Study Bible, p. 1178)
“God can’t do anything in this earth realm except what we, the body of Christ, allows Him to do.” (Ever Increasing Faith, TBN, May 1, 1992)
Ecclesiastes 3:14; ‘I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.’
Ecclesiastes 3:15; ‘That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.’
Ecclesiastes 5:7; ‘For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.’
Special to Mr. Price:
Ecclesiastes 12:13; ‘Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.’