Every since I wrote about Peter Popoff and his supernatural debt elimination prayer some of the television evangelists have hit my radar.
Todd Coontz of Rockwealth Ministries was pitching essentially a donation for business success / debt elimination approach. What caught my ear was his use of “God supernaturally gave him the money.” It sounded like a line straight out of the Popoff pitch.
Coontz even encourages people to not donate to their own church but instead donate it to him, “I was thinking about sowing the $1,000 in my own church. God said “oh no” you don’t sow it in your own church, sow it into Todd because he has an anointing for increase. And the anointing you sow in to is the anointing you have a right to.”
Hit pitch is if you give him $1,000 it will multiply three fold and you will receive it back.
Coontz is also owner of Coontz Investments & Insurance. – Source
In the commercial above he clearly tells viewers that if they give $1,000 “something is going to happen” and return to them. Coontz says, “God is going to give you a real estate miracle.” He also says that your business will turn around.
The commercial says in fine print, “Miracles are blessings of God and Inspiration Ministries does not guarantee miracles for everyone that gives.”
The call center shown in the pitch is actually that of Inspiration Networks at 3000 Worldreach Drive
Indian Land, SC 29707. – Source
In no way am saying not to embrace your religious beliefs. What I am saying is that when you are in financial trouble the statements made by some people on religious television may lead you to give up your last remaining money in hopes of receiving a magic cure for your debt problem.
Be careful and informed.