Monday, December 17, 2007

Kim Clement: The Prophetic Ministry Profits Well!!

The Dallas Fort Worth Star Telegram reports some interesting information about false prophet Kim Clement:

Questionable expenses

On paper, Prophetic Image Expressions' 2005 was nothing short of inspiring.

The evangelistic organization with ties to Flower Mound reported no overhead or fundraising expenses to the IRS. Yet, under the leadership of evangelist and CEO Kim Clement, a self-described prophet who says he converted to Christianity after overdosing on heroin, it raised about $2.7 million.

Clement's base salary of $617,800, benefits of about $14,000 and an expense account of $221,000 were counted toward the ministry's charitable programs of proclaiming the gospel and providing for the physical needs of the poor. So were uses of its Cadillac SUV, a Cadillac truck and a Silverado, and the $104,750 worth of meals and entertainment the staff enjoyed.

Financial documents did not identify any spending for poverty programs but listed $35,000 in grants to unidentified recipients.

Big salaries and questionable assets are two surefire ways for nonprofits to attract the attorney general's attention to a potential problem, officials like to say.

If Prophetic's spending didn't raise eyebrows, Clement was also listed as owing the organization about $44,000. State law bars charities from lending to their directors. Charity officials said that Clement paid back the money "with the interest" and that they had not been aware that such loans are prohibited.

Prophetic wasn't on the AG's radar, though; the office had no complaints about it, spokesman Tom Kelley said. And the office's data show that it relies on complaints, news reports and tips from insiders to identify problem charities.

Accessing his latest prophecies, by the way, now require that you provide your mailing address.



At December 17, 2007 6:47 PM, Blogger Issac said...

In the words of Martin Luther:
"Our faith in Christ does not free us from works but from false opinions concerning works."

With respect to pointing fingers, its a shame that Martin is dead. It appears every follower now is a pontiff.

"As for secret confession as practised to-day, though it cannot be proved from Scripture, yet it seems a highly satisfactory practice to me... What I reject is solely that this kind of confession should be transformed into a means of oppression and extortion on the part of the pontiffs. For they 'reserve' to themselves even the secret sins, and order them to be made known to confessors nominated by themselves, of course to the torment of consciences. They not merely play at being pontiffs, but utterly scorn the true duties of a pontiff, which are to preach the gospel and to care for the poor."

At December 17, 2007 7:27 PM, Blogger The Heresy Hunter said...

Your Luther quote is out of context: "Our faith in Christ does not free us from works, but from false opinions concerning works, that is, from the foolish presumption that justification is acquired by works."

At December 17, 2007 7:44 PM, Blogger Issac said...

Cute....took one hour to google that and get an interpretation. My German may be a bit rough, and my text is old, but the added predicate or predicate adjective, in context of this quote, doesn't change the original emphasis.

At December 17, 2007 9:32 PM, Blogger Bob Hunter said...

It's amazing the lengths people will go to in order to defend a documented false prophet.

At December 18, 2007 2:34 AM, Blogger Issac said...

I am glad that Martin Luther lived. While reading the Harvard Business Review [Couou, Dian. Ideas as Art. HBR 84 (2006): 83-89.] a few years ago I came across the following quote.

"We sometimes find that such heresies have been the foundation for bold and necessary change, but heresy is usually just new ideas that are foolish or dangerous and appropriately rejected or ignored. So while it may be true that great geniuses are usually heretics, heretics are rarely great geniuses

Back to Luther, another heretic, according to some:

Furthermore, I have the comfortable certainty that I please God, not by reason of the merit of my works, but by reason of His merciful favor promised to me; so that, if I work too little, or badly, He does not impute it to me, but with Fatherly compassion pardons me and makes me better. This is the glorying of all the saints in their God.

I added the uppercase "F" in Father. Father, Thank you for your compassion, on my soul and the Heresy Hunters soul.

At December 19, 2007 9:42 AM, Blogger Mike Baker said...

What is amazing is that Martin Luther, whose life had been so effected by charges of heresy, excommunication, and a death sentence, continued to call out heretics wherever they appeared. The founders of the Lutheran faith never let the false accusations about them prevent the truth from being proclaimed. The difference is that a Lutheran does not declare someone a heretic by his own subjective opinion or authority. He identifies a heretic using the objective and athoritative truth of Holy Scripture. Surely heresy is still heresy even when it is not publicly reproved. That does not make this a judgement (which can only come from God alone), but a warning to others not to emmulate or follow those whom God has already identified as heretics by virtue of the Divinely inerrant Word.

Holy Scripture is God's divinely revealed truth to man. It alone stands as the rule of the Christian faith. All things that contradict it are heresy--not because Luther says so, but because God declared it so in the New Testament. If you are not perfectly aligned with the truth, then you are in error. From the writing of the Book of Concord (which is filled with "finger pointing" in all directions), Lutherans have continued to defend this divine truth by exposing error wherever it may be found to contradict what God has told us.

"We believe, teach, and confess that the sole rule and standard according to which all dogmas together with [all] teachers should be estimated and judged are the prophetic and apostolic Scriptures of the Old and of the New Testament alone, as it is written Ps. 119, 105: Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. And St. Paul: Though an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you, let him be accursed, Gal. 1, 8.

"Other writings, however, of ancient or modern teachers, whatever name they bear, must not be regarded as equal to the Holy Scriptures, but all of them together be subjected to them, and should not be received otherwise or further than as witnesses, [which are to show] in what manner after the time of the apostles, and at what places, this [pure] doctrine of the prophets and apostles was preserved.

"And because directly after the times of the apostles, and even while they were still living, false teachers and heretics arose, and symbols, i. e., brief, succinct [categorical] confessions, were composed against them in the early Church, which were regarded as the unanimous, universal Christian faith and
confession of the orthodox and true Church, namely, the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, we pledge ourselves to them, and hereby reject all heresies and dogmas which, contrary to them, have been introduced into the Church of God." [Formula of Concord-Epitome, Preface:1-3]

Just as there is a difference between falsely calling someone a liar and someone actually being a liar by virtue of their actions, there is a difference between being falsely labeled a heretic and actually being a heretic. In this case, Heresy Hunter is only restating what has been so obviously proven to be a fact.

...and Kim Clement has only 12 more days until he is proven to be a false prophet yet again!


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