Right now I wish it was the 1st of April because Ray McCauley is in serious financial debt and you can help him out, no really, you can help him out and send him your cash.
But we have decided that instead of sending him cash, cheques and electronic money transfers via the Internet we will recommend the following books that we believe will assist him greatly:
- Ray McCauley: Expect More: Living Your Vision
- Morris Cerullo: Financial Breakthrough Bible
- Joel Osteen: Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
- Joel Osteen: Making Wise Choices – Your Decisions Determine Your Destiny
- TD Jakes: Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits
- Joyce Meyer: Prepare to Prosper: Moving from the Land of Lack to the Land of Plenty
- Joyce Meyer: The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word
- John Bevere: Honor’s Reward: How to Attract God’s Favor and Blessing
- Kenneth Copeland: Laws Of Prosperity – The Principles With Kenneth Copeland – September 20-22, 1984 – Live From The Church At Eagle Mountain – Forth Worth, Texas
- Joseph Prince: Destined to Reign: The Secret to Effortless Success, Wholeness and Victorious Living
- Kenneth E. Hagin: You Can Have What You Say!
Or, better yet, there is this thing called debt counselling where you learn to manage your money like an adult. I also recommend you have a psychological assessment done as you display the classic signs of a white collar criminal who cunningly steals from people using the best of tactics: playing on people’s emotions with regards to health and finances. You place people under spiritual bondage that if they don’t pay tithes God will not be pleased with them, and you do all of this using the name of Jesus Christ.
As for your son, well his only concern is that he won’t get any more pocket money if your life goes pear shaped…
‘Bail Rhema’s Ray out of debt’
Son’s plea to guests at high-living McCauley’s 60th birthday party
Oct 24, 2009 10:37 PM | By Karen Van Rooyen © 2009 AVUSA, Inc.
His megachurch collects tithes and offerings of around R70-million a year and he lives the life of a millionaire, but Pastor Ray McCauley needs his flock to bail him out financially
His son, Joshua, 26, has gone cap in hand to about 100 close friends and family to help get his dad, the leader of the Rhema Bible Church, out of debt.
Joshua’s impassioned plea was attached to an invitation to McCauley’s surprise 60th birthday party at the Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday night in “Old Hollywood” style.
“I would love nothing more than to help my father settle his existing debt and see him go into his 60s debt-free,” he wrote.
“As his son, I have felt it in my heart and now humbly request that, should you be considering giving him a gift for his 60th, you consider participating with me in this endeavour.”
McCauley and his wife, Zelda, recently announced that they would be moving back to Johannesburg, after several years of flying from Durban – where they lived in a R6.5-million beachfront mansion – to lead services at the 40000-strong Randburg congregation.
Depending on how the offerings went this week, this year’s gift is likely to be more substantial than the R2030 pair of Prada sunglasses Joshua bought for his dad in 2007. At the time, he billed the church for “Ps Ray’s birthday gift”.
In his quest to help his dad, Joshua described how “from a young boy”, he watched his father “do his utmost to walk the talk”. [DTW: okie dokie then]
“You may be aware of the challenges my family has faced, but no matter what the circumstances, I saw my dad be true to the convictions of his faith,” his letter read.
“As his son, it is my greatest wish to honour him with a gift that I know will change his life forever.” [DTW: The god of money is known to do that.]
Joshua has refused to reveal how guests responded. [DTW: well one of them responded by spilling the beans, it would seem.]
“I don’t believe it’s anybody’s business. I only gave that letter to his close private friends and family. It probably went to about 100 people,” he said. [DTW: ok, confusion reigns here in sanity land, if it’s no ones business then why are you asking others for money?]
“The reality is that I did it without his knowledge.” [DTW: and that changes what? Nothing.]
The charismatic pastor’s money woes come as a surprise, as he is believed to earn more than R100000 a month, and he and his wife have often hit the headlines over their penchant for the finer things in life.
A few years ago, Zelda arrived at a Sunday Times interview carrying a Fendi handbag, and McCauley rode up on his Harley-Davidson motorbike.
Zelda once told the Sunday Times that the secret to her cleavage was Victoria’s Secret, the exclusive underwear range.
“I particularly love French and Italian lace. It may be a bit pricey, but a girl has got to feel good about how she looks,” she said.
McCauley’s birthday was celebrated just days before the 30th anniversary conference of the Rhema Bible Church at the Dome, north of Johannesburg, this weekend. [DTW: See article here: http://www.discerningtheworld.com/2009/10/20/ray-mccauley-and-joel-osteen-at-the-coca-cola-dome-oct-09]
Guests at the conference included pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen, from one of the fastest-growing churches in the US, pastor Joseph Prince from Singapore and two-time Grammy winner Israel Houghton and New Breed. According to the church website, Karen Zoid, Joe Niemand and Kabelo were also due to perform. [DTW: Karen Zoid? No way! People will do anything to get in on that massive Gospel money making bandwagon.]
Thursday night’s birthday party was only for the “rich and famous,” according to a disgruntled church member.
“Ordinary citizens and staff of the church were not invited. It’s an abomination what’s happening in that church,” he said. [DTW: aah, it’s an abomination that the invitation was not extended to the entire world, but preaching lies and deception is ok. You would think that would have been this disgruntled church members main concern. No, he/she is upset that they were not invited. Am I missing something here? No I am not.]
McCauley has been under pressure over his lavish life-style. Last year he was criticised for spending R25000 on meals, including R365 bottles of Meerlust Merlot, in just over a month.
Zelda, who grew up in an orphanage, said in a magazine interview in 2004 that she set aside Wednesdays for personal pampering, including Botox treatments and massages.
“My appearance is important to me,” she said. “I believe God expects a wife to look good for her husband.” [DTW: wonder what the first wife did when Botox didn’t exist on the market.]
She said she also shared a weakness with her husband – shopping. “In America, we love hunting for bargains in big shopping centres such as Saw Grass Mill. We love giving to others just as much.”