According to Forbes and Business Week he is continuously involved in scandals, mostly due to allegations that the UCKG illegally channeled donations of billions of US dollars intended for charity overseas, then returned the money to Brazil. The São Paulo Public Ministry said in a statement “it was proved that the money from donations, instead of being used for the maintenance of services, was diverted to serve the private interests of the accused”. Macedo is accused of using the donations received from his poor followers to buy jewelry, TV stations, and other businesses for himself. The São Paulo state prosecutor said that Macedo and his associates had misappropriated more than US$2 billion in donations from 2003 to 2008 alone, and that the alleged scheme went back 10 years. There have also been unofficial charges of fraud and money laundering. End of quote.
By far, this monster of prosperity preaching must be the most blatant challenge to the simplicity of the Good News of Yahushua our Messiah.
Why my dream, O my Father? I have committed myself to obey Yahushua’s words no matter the cost to my carnal or natural existence.
You tell me, my obedience is Your delight. Your delight in my obedience is my strength. Then You promised me more riches than You gave to King Solomon.
Just a couple days ago, You reminded me of Your promises and the reason why You made those promises to me.
Now this dream. Why? I asked. You responded with this enlightening article the richest and most deplorable human beings on this earth. What is my concluding thought on the matter?
NO WAY! No way shape or form do I desire any such reaches or followers for my life! I pause. I reflect in Your sight. My dreams. The wishes for my future life?
My wish to live in and improve a place like the one You have provided for me now. I wish for my veggie garden to provide food for me now, later? Perhaps to enlarge it for others as well.