Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?— Jim Bakker
The most delightful Jim Bakker quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host.
But when you come to Heritage USA, remember to bring your Bible and your VISA card - because the Bible is the Holy Truth, and God doesnt take American Express
You know, I try not to look back, because looking forward is so much better than looking backward.
So you can't lose serving God, and that all things work together for good.
I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving.
I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up.
Most of you are so young you dont know who I am, and thats good.
Oh, I was never a businessman. I was a visionary, a dreamer.
It was dripping and, you know, and there was a whole line of cameras and microphones. I felt like - you remember the honor guards, only it was a dishonor guard.
When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who's a true believer, if you die, you know you're going to heaven to be with God.
As I see with Lori's testimony, you say what good could come out of all these abortions and all what she's been through? But she has been a part of a new Bible for women, a mentoring Bible.
You don't decide to build a church because you have money in the bank.
You build because God says this is what I should do. Faith is the supplier of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
You can't fake it when you're alone with God, you know.
I feel like God has forgiven me of so much, that I will forgive everyone who has hurt us.
And God knows I needed to be forgiven.
So I had to forgive everybody. And then God - as I read in the word, you're supposed to pray for your enemies. Try that one on.
My dream became bigger and bigger. And the box got bigger than the message, than the Gospel.
They put chains on me; they chained my waist, my legs. Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out. I didn't even - there's whole pieces missing.
God's forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do.
I think - there's always going to be a percentage of people who maybe aren't as good as others.
In the book of Colossians, it talks about that because of what Christ did, we are pure. We are without judgment on ourselves. And only through him can we do something like this.
The box got bigger, the outside, the buildings.
And all that we were doing. I had to raise about $1 million every two days just to stay alive.
God doesn't want his people to go second-class.
I don't know, examination I guess. And then they put the jump suit back on me again. I went through the compound - I remember somebody shouting, Jim don't let them break you.
They've all been through bad things. So bad things happen to people. They happen to all the great men of God.
I sorrowfully acknowledge that seven years ago.
... I was wickedly manipulated by treacherous former friends and colleagues who victimized me with the aid of a female confederate. They conspired to betray me into a sexual encounter at a time of great stress in my marital life.... I was set up as part of a scheme to co-opt me and obtain some advantage for themselves over me in connection with their hope for position in the ministry.
I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don't understand what happened to me.
I write about it in the book and, you know, explain that.
But that was the technicality that actually got my sentence reduced - that Alan Dershowitz used to have my sentence - it came down eventually to eight years.
When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where, God, where are you?
When we complain, we remain. When we whine, we stay behind. When we praise, we raise.
To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing.
But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
The more I studied the Bible, however, I had to admit that the prosperity message did not line up with the tenor of Scripture. My heart was crushd to think that I led so many people astray. I was appalled that I could have been so wrong, and I was deeply grateful that God had not struck me dead as a false prophet.