Paul and Jan Crouch run, according to Holly Pivec, the NAR Organization ‘Trinity Broadcasting Network’ (TBN).*
Recently, Jan Crouch passed away, not to heaven – but to the eternal flame for her false and blasphemous TBN ministry. We’re not rejoicing over this – this is a tragedy.
But what makes this more of a tragedy is that other false teachers will be joining her in their attempt to try and convince people that heretics like Jan Crouch are now in heaven.
“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.” 2 Peter 2:1-3
One such false teacher is Brian Houston. He recently decided to publish this sycophantic tweet on Jan Crouch:
“Today Jan Crouch enters heaven as
@HillsongChannel commences tomorrow. It’s only possible because of her legacy.”
Source: Brian Houston, Twitter, https://twitter.com/BrianCHouston/status/737637066918494208, Published 31/05/2016. (Accessed 31/05/2016.)
That’s very disturbing but at the same time, not surprising.
Christianity has claimed for centuries the eternal fate of false teachers – so we’re not going to shy away from saying that Jan Crouch may now be in hell for her unrepentant sin and apostate ministry?
Furthermore, it’s entirely inappropriate for Brian Houston to capitalize on the death of Jan Crouch to promote his own HillsongChannel. And it’s quite sycophantic to call on her so-called “influence” to suggest that his HillsongChannel is the result of “her legacy”.
We’ve seen Brian and Bobbie Houston act from this sycophantic framework before to further their own name and ministry. However, Brian’s stunt this time is very concerning on such a fundamental level and definitely uncalled for.
Brian Houston has continually shown he lacks compassion for pedophile victims, sexually and physically abused women and now even the dead and their grieving families.
Someone was not happy with Brian Houston capitalizing on Jan Crouch’s death to promote his HillsongChannel (warning – this comment may offend):
@BrianCHouston @hillsongchannel Way to use death to promote your stupid TV Channel. Good job Brian. Good job (edited).
Source: Harry Perry, Twitter, https://twitter.com/PerrysSuitcase/status/737646546309636096, 7:06am 31/05.2016.
And of course, it took someone in the secular world to clearly point out the obvious hypocrisy of Houston’s tweet.
Jan Crouch’s Death Evokes Tributes From Hillsong Church’s Brian Houston, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton
Tributes are pouring in for Trinity Broadcasting Network co-founder Jan Crouch, who died at the age of 78 following a massive stroke last week, including from popular pastors and award-winning Christian music artists.
“Today Jan Crouch enters heaven as @HillsongChannel commences tomorrow. It’s only possible because of her legacy,” tweeted Brian Houston, senior pastor of the influential Hillsong Church that started in Australia but now as campuses around the world.
Meanwhile, Grammy Award-winning American gospel singer Donnie McClurkin tweeted, “My heart is broken in several different ways. MY dear FRIEND..JAN CROUCH has passed away. PRAY for the crouch family.”
Fellow Grammy winning singer-songwriter Israel Houghton tweeted, “My deepest condolences to the @TBN & Crouch family. I knew Momma Jan for 25 years. She was always kind to me.”
Meanwhile Pastor Ron Carpenter of Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, South Carolina, wrote on Twitter, “Paul and Jan Crouch invited me into the TBN family 2009..that microphone changed my life forever. I’m saddened by her passing. #legacy”
Hispanic Evangelical leader the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez tweeted, “Our condolences to the entire @TBN family at the passing of Jan Crouch. Paul and Jan changed the world. Now it’s our turn to lift Jesus high.”
Crouch’s family announced her death early on Tuesday, with son Matthew writing:
“Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious Mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus and into her heavenly reward.”
The family statement added: “Jan Crouch, known around the world as Momma Jan, has gone home.”
TBN had shared last week that Crouch was taken to the hospital after suffering a massive stroke in Florida, with the news amassing sympathy and well wishes from church leaders and other prominent Christian figures around the world.
Christian singer Carman Licciardello said on Facebook that he had been close to Crouch for 40 years, calling her “family.”
“We have won countless souls to Christ together through that network. She is the best friend you can ever have when your going through a crisis and feel like everyone has abandoned you. Example: when I went through 10 months of cancer treatment and sent out 600 letters to 600 churches I’ve ministered at, for support, and not one responded, it was Jan who paid my bills so I could focus on my fight with cancer,” Licciardello revealed.
Christian metal singer Michael Sweet added:
“So sad to hear about the passing of TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network co-founder, Jan Crouch. She was always extremely kind to me and always supported everything I did. I was a guest many times over the years and I am grateful for her generosity. God Bless You Jan! Our prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Crouch family.”
Others, including J.D. Bellamy, who serves under Pastor Paula White, noted the reach and size of her legacy:
“This morning we are sadden by the death of Mrs. Jan Crouch. You touched millions around the world! We are beyond sure that your legacy will forever live on!” Bellamy wrote.
Crouch’s husband and fellow TBN co-founder Paul Franklin Crouch died at aged 79 in November 2014.
Source: By Stoyan Zaimov, Jan Crouch’s Death Evokes Tributes From Hillsong Church’s Brian Houston, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Christian Post, http://www.christianpost.com/news/jan-crouch-death-trinity-broadcasting-network-hillsong-church-brian-houston-donnie-mcclurkin-israel-houghton-164661/, Published 31/05/2016. (Accessed 31/05/2016.)
* Holly Pivec, God’s Super Apostles, Published Weaver Book Company: US, 2014, pg. 6
Matthew Crouch: “Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious Mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus and into her heavenly reward.”
It appears that Jan Crouch got her full reward here on earth, instead.
Greg the Explorer said:
How exactly do you know that? It cold be true -it cold not be? I’m just interested in how you are privy to the eternal residence of Jan Crouch’s soul?
A variety of moderators here, and of differing views:
“In the days following the death of Trinity Broadcasting Network co-founder Jan Crouch, I saw at least three internet stories with the same title.
“The Truth About Jan Crouch”.
Two of them were heartfelt apologetics for the woman, one a final expose on her as if trying to get the last word on her character before the casket was closed.
That last article reflected the truth about her in my mind.
She was the feminine side of the greatest husband and wife team of con artists in the history of the church.
I found her to be crass, base, and immoral, her piety as false as her pink hair and surgically enhanced appearance.
That’s the truth and I was glad the church was rid of her.
There is some truth to the old saying that what the church needs for revival is a few more funerals…
In my online copy of the Lamb’s Book of Life, I doubted that her name would be found.
It’s not easy for me to find someone with a Bible to feel morally superior to and I enjoyed the ride while it lasted…until the Lord pulled me up short.
What if…everyone knew the truth about me?
While I have no money and have left gross immorality to the distant past, I am not holy.
My list of sins would look different from the late Mrs. Crouch, but its length might rival hers.
If we we achieve salvation based on good behavior, I’m as lost as many think she was.
Because I like to share my misery, I’m here to inform you that you are too.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that the Gospel is about behavior, but not ours.
It’s about His.
Jesus lived a perfect life and obedient death in your place and if your faith is in Him, you are credited, “imputed”, with His righteousness.
Your behavior is replaced by His and is your “get out of hell free” card on Judgment Day.
It’s free to you, but cost Him everything.
So, the truth about Jan Crouch is that if she believed on the name of Jesus she is in His presence right now.
When it comes time for us to head home, with our own sin lists and false fronts the door will still be open as well.
That’s the truth…the only truth that matters.
Make your own application…
The Crouches usually taught the opposite of what the Bible says. That they were false teachers, would be obvious to anybody that read even just some of the Bible. The same goes for the Houstons. Obvious false teachers.
I’d have to agree they look like false teachers. I think Kenneth Copeland and Joel Osteen are also blatant word of faith heresy. I still haven’t made up my mind about Hillsong yet.
rugby #74 said:
Under BRIAN HOUSTON TV:
“***DISCOVER YOUR GOD-GIVEN POTENTIAL*** with Hillsong’s Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston…..”
Huh??? What??? Houston misses the whole point of the Bible from the gitgo in his very 1st sentence. The Bible is NOT about US, it’s about JESUS….. But heretical Houston’s trying to make it all about US…..
Houston’s success teachings are so contrary to the Bible. Where do you notice “YOUR GOD-GIVEN POTENTIAL” in any of the verses below? Houston’s nonsensical unbiblical ridiculous “glorious you” teachings are obviously all about advancing Houston and Hillsong.
Isaiah 48:10 – “”Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”
2 Timothy 3:12 – “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,”
1 Peter 4:19 – “Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.”
John 15:19 – “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”
Proverbs 29:27 – “An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked.”
1 Peter 4:14 – “If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.”
Matthew 5:11 – ““Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.”
Psalm 119:51 – “The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.”
The Yarn Tree (@Yarn_Tree) said:
Judging Jan Crouch’s eternal residence is a long bow to bend for anyone that is not God, I’d be pretty safe to bet. How exactly is it possible for any of you to know God’s heart on Jan Crouch? You might not have liked her garishness, her theology or her TV shows – but she loved the Lord and she loved people – I’d feel safe in also betting she was pretty generous with the income she was blessed to make. pretty sad case judging s recently deceased person to hell – and still consider yourself a follower of Christ.
“but she loved the Lord”
Did she really?
Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”
“pretty sad case judging s recently deceased person to hell – and still consider yourself a follower of Christ.”
Yet it’s okay for you to judge the posters here?
Luke 6:43-44a ““No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.”
The Yarn Tree (@Yarn_Tree) said:
You can’t just say “ned ner ner ner ner – you judged us so it’s ok for us to judge Jan” That’s baby talk – I didn’t judge you – I didn’t say you weren’t following Jesus – I questioned how you do that but still judge someone to hell – judging someone to hell is a bit different to me asking you if that sort of behaviour is what is expected of a follower of Christ.
But hey – if you feel better judging Jan – then you go for it – I won’t judge you for it.
“But hey – if you feel better judging Jan – then you go for it – I won’t judge you for it.”
But hey — you already did judge AGAIN with your “baby talk” name-calling. I gave you verses, all you gave was human arguments. You did not explain away those verses because you do not understand them. So sorry if they were above your head.
TYT: “How exactly is it possible for any of you to know God’s heart on Jan Crouch?”
We know the bible.
How exactly is it possible for any of you to know God’s heart on Jan Crouch TYT?
By your own confession – you’re the one playing God by your own standard.
BH: “Today Jan Crouch enters heaven as @HillsongChannel commences tomorrow.”
one bible twister praising another bible twister. everyone goes to heaven à la rob bell style. they think heaven is gonna be one big false teacher reunion
Greg the Explorer said:
and what exactly do you think heaven will be?
and what exactly do you think the book of jude is about there mr ‘greg the explorer’?? is obvious you havennt spend much of youre time ‘exploring’ the Bible ..
Greg the Explorer said:
Lol – uhm – I’m a full time theology student at the moment – seems I’ve got my head buried in bible study more than most at the moment.
Just a question for admins – how come I can comment on this post – but when I try to comment on newer articles my comment doesn’t even register?
“Lol – uhm – I’m a full time theology student at the moment – seems I’ve got my head buried in bible study more than most at the moment.”
You diligently search the Scriptures that testify regarding Jesus, but you refuse to come to Him to have life. Jesus came in His Father’s name, and you do not accept Him; but Brian Houston comes in his own name, and him you have accepted.
You are ever learning but never able to acknowledge the truth, and you draw near to God with your mouth, but your heart is far from him.
You won’t understand anything at all until you have grasped the fact that “study” is no substitute for repentance. Of course, repentance would require you to first humble yourself…
As a theology student you should definitely be able to show how:
1. your position is in complete agreement with the bible AND give links to verse/ passages to prove you’re keeping them in context
2. critics who could conclude you are an advocate of/ sympathetic towards supporters of antinomianism* are incorrect
* using the “you’re not so perfect….” and the “if you judge EVER you’re breaking God’s commandment to love your neighbour” distraction tactics as your camouflage.
Greg can bluff and bully his way past and impress his biblically illiterate friends in his diocese, but it’s not so simple for him to do on a knowledgable website where people actually aren’t too lazy to do their own research.
Greg Colby (@gregtheexplorer) said:
That’s interesting that you ask about the pestle of Jude – did you know that Jude quotes directly from the book of Enoch – in fact cites one of Enoch’s prophecies about the Lord returning wit thousands of saints – I take it your attempting to justify our judgement of all these so called ‘apostate’ people – and I suppose at a certain level yes – most of what calls itself Christian on TV these days is entirely another gospel – but I still don;t think we ave the right to go calling out someones eternal destination.
Question for admins – how come I can post here – but when I go to post on more recent articles my comment gets flung into cyberspace?
All comments go into moderation until approved by a moderator. Which may take time as the moderators are in a different time zone.
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@GTE, Interesting tweets on your twitter account:
And you do realize that the people you are retweeting (Bruce Reyes-Chow & Jarrod Saul McKenna & Carol Howard Merritt) are all super emergents, right?
What do you think Greg the Explorer is? We KNOW he’s emergent, pro-gay marriage, ordaining homosexuals etc. Unless he’s repented of all that?
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