Sunday February 22, 2009 Fenton, MO 63026
So, I arrive EARLY for ALL services today, except third because of traffic. Packed crowds for all of them, and David Crank made sure we all new that, more on that later. When I arrive for the third service, there is a man outside SMOKING! Wow, very professional and Christ like. What's funny is, the man had a nerve to greet me with his smoke breath and say "praise the Lord brother! Isn't the Lord Good?" Christians smoking? Well, I guess if Paris Hilton says shes a Christian while she is still sleeping around with numerous men (source: my wife) I guess anything is possible.
I go in and sit with my pen and paper and recorder and let me tell you, I am at the point to admit the DEVIL has a lot of people doiong his work. I am a firm believer HELL will be "standing room only" with people like David Crank calling themselves preachers. So, Crank gets up preaching AGAIN wearing a skeet (slang for to small) vest, white shirt, gigantic tie and you guessed it, JEANS! Not to leave out the cowboy boats... So, the prosperity message he choses today is...."On the right path." Okay, maybe there will be a pub about staying on the right path to get to Heaven and if you get off and stay off when the Lord returns, your going to Hell? Fair assessment. Well, Crank didn't come close.
I have to admit, Crank did an EXCELLENT job at acting today. He cried perfectly. That was the greatest part of the service. Sadly to say, the crowd sucked it up and believed him. People WAKE UP! Crank is a fraud. I can make myself cry. Still need more convincing?
Well, here we go. Crank plays a video about a women who was on meth and "suddenly" sobored up when she watched his program. It's like Joel Osteen's "stories" when people are flipping through the channels and their remote "stops" working and it lands on Lakewood. Whatever! I love Joel but he has question marks about his ministry too. Then Crank shares about a man in Home Depot, that he "hugged" and the man said ever since watching him, his life has changed. Then Crank embarrasses a man in the audience and brings him up on stage and tells all his business! He was on drugs, was going to commit suicide on and on. We don't need to know his business. That man told you that in confidence. Crank also makes a statement, "If you tell me something, I'm going to tell EVERYBODY." Wow. That coming from the head of the church. Correct me if I'm wrong but when you go to a Pastor/mentor, isn't that supposed to be confidential? I wouldn't dare disclose that personal information. That young man was embarrassed. His head was down the entire time.
So basically, WATCH Cranks "Successful Christian Living" show and BOOM! Everything you ever wanted will be granted. It's like Robert Tilton telling people to make a vow to HIS church ONLY and thats the ONLY way to get your healing. Once again, CRANK IS A FRAUD!
Speaking of his show, "Successful Christian Living," if you ever watch it, all it is is Dr. Phil. The title says it all, just with Christian thrown in. "Successful" "happy" "prosperous" all PROSPERITY GOSPEL. Still need more warnings?
Well, Crank addresses his critics about why he wears jeans and why he doesn't preach on hell. He response to jeans: "I'm reaching the unchurched?" Well duh. Let me tell you Crank, I know many pastors and people like myself that has reached the "unchurched" in a $10,000 suit. His response to NOT preaching on Hell: "They already know their sinning and I don't need to remind them." Well, Crank, we know that we need to tithe so why do you keep reminding us to give? Let me do your job again Crank. You can preach hell, without being condeming. I actually know the perfect sermon to preach on that. You need to tell people the TRUTH. 'Truth, will set you free." Apparently they don't know their sinning and if they do, they don't know the consequences. It's like telling a smoker that if you smoke, you will lung cancer, heart disease, yellow teeth. That's not condeming, it's that TRUTH. Same thing with hell. When the Lord returns and you haven't made peace with God, or have sins you haven't repented of, you will NOT enter the kingdom of Heaven. Call me liar? I dare ya, because I have the WORD of GOD to back it up.
Crank then mentions that there was 1,130 people at their Northwest Campus. Do you ever notice they don't mention how many got saved? All their doing is packing the church and storing up treasures on earth. More on that in my post after tonights service.
Continuing on with more, Crank says people need to be told "God loves you" "God forgives you" on and on. Boy, that feels good. Man, thats preaching to the ITCHING EARS. Now, that is true. Yet this is where Crank comes up short again. God also has WRATH that you fail to mention. Like myself, I'm a parent. I love my kids. NO they are not perfect but they are my pride and joy. But, when they make mistakes, they are punished. I love them and forgive them, but as a FATHER, I will punish them. As will God and sin. God HATES sin. God won't fellowship with sin. When you sin, you become an ENEMY of GOD. Bet Crank won't say that on Television.
One thing Crank told the gulliable crowd today was and I quote: "I'm not perfect and sometimes I say the wrong words and I have to MAKE UP WORDS for my LACK OF EDUCATION." WOW! This man isn't even qualified to be a pastor. No formal training or NOTHING. Now before people say you don't need a degree to preach, and I agree with that to a certain degree, let me ask, would you let a DOCTOR do a serious operation on you without a degree or licence? For us smart peope the answer is NO! Crank steals his material from other preachers. He has ZERO formal training and is a embarassment to the Kingdom of God and to the real TV preachers out there like Bayless Conley.
Crank is right, he is not perfect and NOT even close. You say the wrong words? Have to make up words? Let me ask Crank, when you speak in tongues, if you believe in that, do you make up that to and just mumble? Here is another CLEAR EXAMPLE of why he is NOT called and is a false prophet. Crank says he "makes up words and says the wrong words?" Well, doesn't the bible say that the Holy Spirit will guide you. If Crank is TRULY lead by God, he shouldn't be saying the wrong words or making them up because if he is following the holy spirit, the holy spirits words are NOT wrong. So thank you David Crank for proving yet again my point, you are a FALSE prophet and you should be avoided at all costs.
Then Crank says he is the 'peoples preacher." What is he The Rock the wrestler NOW? He's acting like Bishop Jordan who is called the "Mastor Prophet." These preachers are so busy building themselves up and giving themselves names, isn't that how Lucifer got kicked out of Heaven? Got a little to big for his britches? Crank once again, it isn't about YOU! It is about souls. Souls, souls, souls. Get that through your thick skull.
Crank then ONCE again delivers the all anticipated prophecy. Here is another way to spot a FRAUD. When any person, preacher or Christian tells you they have a 'Word from the Lord" accept it. But if it doesn't come true, two things: Either God is slipping and Aging or that person, in this cause David Crank, is LYING. God has spoken to me to give a word to numerous people and you know what, I haven't had person tell me It was wrong. Before the offering, he tells the crowd to left of their hands and to speak into their hands and money will come to them. What a load of crap. Boy, Crank is pulling out all the stops to get money.
I have gone on long enough but I saved this FACT OF FRAUD for last.
SALVATION PRAYER: During the prayer for salvation, he did the say it and your saved thing again. I feel so sorry for all of you. He did not say anything about repenting, confessing with you mouth and believing in your heart. This prayer opened my eyes and proved my point, Crank is a FRAUD and if he is NOT, he is not qualified to be a Pastor. He needs some training because he really looks stupid up there. It's the "Educated and Rich " people like myself that he bad mouthed that know the facts. Crank, if you are real, doubt it, but if you are, take all these reports into consideration and make the neccessay changes. I'm only helping you and the thousands your fooling. For those you want to be saved and receive the BEST gift you can possibly receive, the bible clearly outlines how to receive Christ. This is apparently where Cranks LACK OF EDUCATION comes in. Which is really sad. If you are going to preach, you should at list know how to tell people how to get saved and to heaven.
HOW TO RECEIVE JESUS
The bible outline THREE "PREQUITES" TO RECEIVING Christ. Take notes Crank. #1-Repent of your sins. What does repent mean? Turn away from. Don't do again.
#2-Confess with your MOUTH that Jesus died and believe in your HEART that God raised him (Jesus) from the Dead.
It was the death, burial and resurrection from the grave that proved he was the Son of God and gave him power and authority over sin and death. (1 Cor. 15:1-6) When the miracle of salvation takes place and an individual is born again, the Word of God declares that our sins are NOT remembered against us. It is as if they NEVER happened. "For I will be merciful to thier unrighteousness and their sins and dtheir iniquites wil I remember no more." (Heb. 8:12)
Wow, I'm doing Cranks job. Why didn't he quote these scriptures? There NOT condeming. Let me continue and do his job. Here is a Real prayer for salvation from the Lord.
Let me ask for those who are unsaved, Do you know what would happen to you if you heart stopped beating right now and you died before you could take take your next breath? Where will you spend eternity? Thats the ULTIMATE QUESTION. Since Crank can't assist you with this I can. If you are unsure about your eternal destination. you can remove all doubt RIGHT NOW and know with absolute certainty where you will spend eternity by praying this prayer: 'Lord Jesus, I want to have the assurance today that I will spend eternity with you. I'm tired of living for myself and going my own way. I'm tired of trusting in myself and in my own abilties. I want to trust in you starting today. I CONFESS that I have broken your laws. I have rebelled against you and done wrong against others. I know that I have sinned. I am sorry for ALL my sins. Please forgive me and cleanse me from ALL sin. Take away the guilt and make me pure and clean in your sight. I confess with my mouth that Jesus died for me. I believe in my heart, that God rose Jesus from the dead and he is ALIVE. I accept you as my Lord and Savior. Starting today, I want to live a righteous and holy life. From this moment on, I will turn away from everything the Bible calls SIN. Help me live in obedience and walk in your ways everyday for the rest of my life. Thank you, Jesus, for cleansing my heart from sin and making me your child. AMEN.
Since this church fails to follow up with new believers on questions, I will help again. The most common question is How can I know I have been born again? Simply put, if you have TRULY been born again, you love the things that God loves and HATES the things that God hates. This is CLEARLY outlined in the Bible, or what my church calls the BELIEVERS HANDBOOK 4-LIFE. It's about 3:30pm now and I am about an hour away from this church so I will close and follow up tonight after I attend their Night Service.
Some may ask, what's the point of this? Well, the bible clearly says false prophets will come and it is the duty of every christian and citizen to alert people about scams. David Crank is a FRAUD. Nicole too. I know the bible and I am a man of FACTS. FACT: This "pastor" is deceiving many people and I am only hoping to save people from believing in something thats not even real. Once again, AVOID CRANK and Faith Church St. Louis. I beg all of you, DON'T BELIEVE ME. Thats right, DON'T. GO see it for yourself. Live and in person. I guarantee, you will see what I see. Oh, and when I guarantee something, you can take it to the bank! And it won't bounce. lol
David & Nicole Crank + Faith Church St. Louis= Hell Hereafter...As tough as that is to swallow, IT'S TRUE!