I only caught a portion of Paula White’s appearance the other night on Larry King Live. I found myself yelling at the TV – I just couldn’t stomach watching her dance around Larry’s hard questions. The whole thing is so sad, because I can remember when she still preached Christ. It wasn’t that long ago, either. Back in the spring of 2006, she was a featured speaker at our former church. As I’ve mentioned before, we had a coveted front-row seat for that service, and I was so inspired by her passionate preaching of God’s Word that the next morning, I visited her website and signed up to be one of her prayer partners.
Now I’m wondering how someone could change course so dramatically in just eighteen months.
“Linda,” one of our readers, left a great comment about Paula’s sad cop-out performance on LKL. Check it out:
I came across this web site while trying to look up more info on Paula White’s appearance on Larry King the other night.
I was FLOORED when Larry King asked her POINT BLANK, “What is God to you? Is He a Spirit? Who is He?” And all she could say was, “Yes, Larry, God IS a Spirit, and I don’t profess to know everything about Him,” or something to the extent. She could NOT tell Mr. King that God was in Christ, that to see Christ is to see the Second Person of the Godhead; that Christ came FROM Heaven so that we may know God. She had NO ANSWER for Larry King.
And believe me, from the looks of it…Larry King has been searching,it seems, for a very long time…having one spiritual person on after another, asking them all, “how do you get to heaven? Do you think Jews will go to heaven if they don’t believe in Jesus?” This man is older…has a young wife, and two young children…he doesn’t want to leave this earth….and he’s looking for the fountain of youth…trying, like my former boss….to keep from dying. But…knowing we all die…you can tell that he wants ANSWERS…
Yet he keeps having people on like Paula White, and Joel Olsteen…who WON’T TELL HIM the truth, for fear of the gospel, and that it will shame them in front of the whole world. They won’t tell him that JESUS HIMSELF SAID He was the gate, to enter by the narrow way. Nor did Paula tell him, “Larry…Jesus said you MUST be born again of His Spirit….due to the fall of Adam…that’s why He entered thru the belly of a woman…to bypass the human fallen line.”
Because of what she did…I began to read over her entire web site, and I saw a very familiar thing that I see with many of these seed faith people…they will talk about GOD…and about JESUS…and they will always say, Jesus AND God…but they NEVER say Jesus IS God….ever. I didn’t see her say it once. I see her say, “the Lord,” but never the LORD JESUS….or that Jesus IS the Holy Spirit…(I Corinthians 15:45; John 20:22)….
Anyway…this is what I noticed….I’m relieved to see that I wasn’t the only person who was put off by this woman’s ministry…It just always struck me as a ministry of “self-help,”…trying to make the flesh stronger…when Jesus said that apart from Him we could do nothing…and the flesh availeth nothing. If anything…these people need to help people DIE TO THEMSELVES…SO THAT CHRIST can ALONE reign in their hearts… after all…it’s HIS LIFE…not ours…(Gal. 2:20). What do these people think they’re doing telling DEAD PEOPLE….(who no longer live…but it’s CHRIST WHO LIVES IN THEM)…..to clean up their lives, and become stronger? The original sin is one of PRIDE…and the holy spirit brings us to see our WEAKNESS…not our strength…so that like Paul, we can glory IN OUR WEAKNESS, so that then we will be strong IN THE LORD AND HIS MIGHTY POWER.
These people truly have not grasped the good news that the people they’re trying to reach don’t need “things” or a “good SELF image”…they need LIFE….Jesus’ life….He is the resurrection and THE LIFE.
Well said, Linda! We couldn’t agree with you more.
I just don’t understand why the Body of Christ keeps supporting people like Paula White. As she herself said, she can’t “do what she does” without money. If enough folks stand up and quit sending her their donations, maybe she can be put out of business.