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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Revelation TV Alleged Misuse of Funds and False Teaching - Updated

Revelation TV (RTV) is Britain’s first televangelist station which is facing investigation into misuse of funds according to The Independent. Following complaints from viewers, The Charity Commission opened a statutory investigation on September the 8th into the Revelation Foundation over claims that the charity is being used for private gain. A statutory investigation is the most serious form of inquiry available to the Charity Commission. In a statement, the regulator said it had scrutinised the Revelation Foundation’s accounts and had identified a number of concerns including “potential significant loss of charitable funds, trustee benefits, conflicts of interest and connected party transactions." On their website the Charity Commission say that they are unlikely to act on complaints without evidence of concerns: “We will not act on unsubstantiated allegations, rumour or opinion…..” http://forms.charitycommission.gov.uk/detailed-guidance/protecting-your-charity/complaints-about-charities-cc47/.” It will be very interesting for those people who have previously donated money to RTV to see the results of this inquiry.

Revelation TV was launched in 2003 by husband and wife Howard and Lesley Conder. Since that time RTV has been censured five times by the regulator between 2004 and 2009. Among the upheld complaints were the use of offensive language to describe homosexuals and the use of graphic images of aborted foetuses in an item aired before a children’s programme. I cannot comment on these complaints because I did not see the “offending” programmes. Very conveniently, RTV moved outside Ofcom’s jurisdiction in 2010 and is now licensed in Spain, although it still has a studio in Surbiton, Surrey. It is currently regulated by the Audiovisual Council of Andalucia although it continues to be broadcast in Britain.

CONTROVERSY ABOUT REVELATION TV HAS NOT BEEN LIMITED TO THE SECULAR WORLD BY ANY MEANS!

RTV has also been the subject of much consternation amongst a number of Bible believing Christians for some time. According to a statement on its website, the Revelation Foundation’s trustees “are all committed Bible-believing Christians with a vision for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through television and other electronic media.” I would take issue with this statement for the following reasons:

REVELATION TV AND ROMAN CATHOLICISM

RTV’S OUTRAGEOUS PROPOSAL: It is acceptable for Christians to attend a local Roman Catholic Church!

Alan Franklin: “Revelation TV needs more revelation on sound doctrine – and Reachout Trust needs to be more discerning when broadcasting.”

“Doug Harris, who ran a discernment ministry, failed to explain, when broadcasting on Revelation TV, that Catholicism is the world’s largest pseudo-Christian cult. Here’s what Doug said on TV in answer to this question: ‘Is it okay for a born again Christian to worship in a Catholic Church if it's the only church local and no transport?’ The answer shocked many viewers.

Doug Harris, who has since died, answered: ‘Yes.’ Howard Conder: ‘Thank you.’ The conversation continued: Doug: 'I think it is this idea of feeling that we, as Protestants, we are all against Catholics; we are not. I 've met many people that I've witnessed to, that they are Christians as we've talked and only afterwards they told me they are Catholics. We do have to be careful - does the Catholic Church sometimes do things that we would may be feel are extra biblical and that? - Yes.

I can understand why people have question marks, but in the end if it's the only place around, if there's nowhere else to go, maybe you should go and get fellowship there. In the end you really have to be led by the Holy Spirit: what we say isn't God's Word to you, we pass our opinions.

If you are comfortable in the Holy Spirit doing that, fine. Be aware, there might be some things that you would totally disagree with from the biblical point of view but at the same time maybe you just need that fellowship and you need that encouragement, you need that place where you need to be with other people.’ End of transcript.”
 http://www.thefreepressonline.co.uk/news/1/2297.htm

In their series “Great Souls”, RTV featured the life and works of Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa was well known for her supposed "good works” but she was not a born again Christian. http://www.revelationtv.com/programmes/episode/great-souls---mother-teresa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idh2Gz3oJ9g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfivxyasp1g

REVELATION TV’S VALIDATION OF FALSE TEACHERS/PROPHETS

RTV have facilitated many so called “ministries” which are apostate by giving air time to people such as proven false prophet and necromancer Benny Hinn, Jesse Duplantis, Andrew Wommack, Joyce Myer, Exploits TV (Christine Darg), The 700 Club, Covenant Christian Centre (Word-faith teacher Poju Oyemade), the deadly Derek Prince (of Curses and Blessings fame) and Sid Roth “It’s Supernatural” to name but a few.
Left to to Right:  Duplantis, Hinn and Hagee

RTV regularly broadcasts adulterer John Hagee. Hagee has bowed to Rome and seeks "greater unity among Catholics and evangelicals". Hagee also denies that Jesus Christ is the Messiah of Israel! For all their talk about the sin of homosexuality, no one at RTV says anything about Hagee's betrayal of the gospel or his adulterous marriage! I am not defending the sin of homosexuality, but I should point out that the Bible condemns adulterers just as much as it does homosexuals:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality…..(1 Corinthians 6/9, see also Mark 10/11)

RTV are “in conversation” with Seventh Day Adventists and they have previously aired Roman Catholics. They promote the controversial Alpha Course and I notice that they have recently validated the false ministry of recently deceased money preacher Myles Munroe. RTV also validates ecumenical wolf in sheep’s clothing Billy Graham. It is precisely this kind of hypocrisy that has ruined the Christian witness of RTV for many ex-viewers and supporters.

In contrast RTV’s treatment of true Bible teachers is abominable. In 2010 Lesley Conder had the audacity to publicly “rebuke” Justin Peters following his correct expose of false teachers in an interview with Doug Harris on Genesis TV’s “Live @ Nine” Programme. RTV actually took this programme off air while broadcasting. https://archive.org/details/RevelationTvsLesleyCondorRebukesJustinPeters 11thFebruary2010?start=59.5

Three years ago Howard Conder decided to air false teacher Jesse Duplantis despite many protests from viewers. One of Jesse Duplantis’ ridiculous stories is that he claims to have ascended to heaven in a cable car! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAQuIyobjFc Viewers complaints about the airing of Duplantis were completely ignored and overruled. As a result of their preference for false teachers, RTV lost a number of first class Bible teachers who have refused appear on Revelation TV whilst they aired Duplantis. At that point in time I decided that Howard Conder and his cronies were more interested in the £ than the truth.

RTV’s money raising tactics have raised some eyebrows in that until recently they dedicated hours and hours of air time unrelentingly to raising money on their programme “Building the Foundation”. Apart from warnings about keeping money in the right perspective, there is very little said about it at all in the New Testament (Hebrews 13/5, 1 Timothy 6/10, 2 Timothy 2/1-2 etc). This constant touting for money from the so called "Christian" TV channels is quite frankly very manipulative and abusive - in many cases they are building their own kingdoms rather than the kingdom of God. Gordon Pettie, Chairman of the Revelation Foundation:  ".....we're not in the business to make money, but to teach the Gospel." Which Gospel might that be precisely?

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Revelation TV used to play this advert: “Do you know that broadcasting your programme on Revelation TV, may not cost as much as you think? For as little as £250 for a 28 minute programme, you can get your church or your business on TV. We also provide all your production needs including studio-hire, everything you need to get your message out to the public. For further details call 0207 631 4446 or 0790 363 6342.”

About 6 years ago, Howard and Lesley Conder/Gordon and Lorna Pettie announced on their fundraising programme, Building The Foundation, that they were not going to take any further salaries from Revelation TV. They said that they earned their living by other means and could afford to do that (this announcement was repeated once or twice a year). I heard Lesley Conder say on another occasion when she was questioned that their salaries came from advertising.

Howard and Lesley Conder own a private TV company called 21st Century Television Ltd which sells Revelation TV’s airtime. Please download the Revelation TV Programme-Guide from the Revelation TV website to see how many non-Revelation TV programmes there are. It comes to about 60 hours per week. Making a conservative guesstimate on the assumption that everyone purchasing air time pays the lowest rate (£250 for 28mins = £500 per hour) 60 x £500 = £30,000 per week =

£1,560,000 per year......... 

These monies have NOT appeared on the INCOME/EXPENDITURE pie charts presented by Gordon Pettie. I think this is very misleading to viewers who are under the impression that Revelation TV are desperately in need of donations. 



http://www.revelationtv.com/programmes/episode/the-qa-show720984
Watch at about 17minutes in for Gordon Pettie's presention of this financial information.

"I myself became suspicious when their yearly financial report showed huge salaries being given to the founders children, and the founder switching large sums of money between another private company they had and revelation TV."
http://vesselanaw.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/revelation-tv-investigated-for-misuse-of-funds-tim-vince-left/

QUESTION: Why has Tim Vince who became part of RTV's leadership team in August 2013 recently left RTV without any announcement or explanation whatsoever after years of involvement? 

If the above is not enough, I do have a further issue with RTV. I find it very odd indeed that the logo for Revelation TV contains so many sixes and occult symbols!

The letter "R" is the 18th letter of the English alphabet; 18 is critically important to occultists because it is 6+6+6. The encasement of a symbol within in a circle is also an occult practice.

There are twelve (6 x 2) five pointed stars surrounding the letter R .....  12 x 5 = 60. Now look at the bottom left of the picture opposite and you find yet another 6!

The five pointed star, also known as the pentagram is probably the most blatant occult symbol in use today. The pentagram is also a prominent symbol in Freemasonry.

The inverted pentacle is often associated with the Church of Satan or the Devil, The two lower points pointing upward are said to represent the horns of Horned God Cernunnos (the Celtic pagan god). There are at least seven inverted pentacles floating around the RTV logo that I can make out…… this is quite incomprehensible for a so called “Christian” TV station!

The occult symbolism associated with the RTV Logo is on the background of the Union Jack flag. Watch this three minute video by watchman4wales: 666 Matrix - Antichrist and the Union Jack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsohF5cyUSY    

UPDATE

Revelation TV's attempt to block the Charity Commission's investigation by calling for an internal review has failed:

"Decision made by the Charity Commission on 9 December 2014
The Commission opened a statutory inquiry into the Charity using its powers under s.46 of the Charities Act 2011.
The Charity sought a decision review on the basis that it objected to the opening of the inquiry and therefore the Commission conducted a review under its review procedures.
The Reviewers considered the objections as well as further information submitted with the request for a review and concluded that the decision to open the inquiry was a reasonable, proportionate and lawful decision, properly taken.
The Reviewers also concluded that were a decision to be made to open the inquiry at the date of the decision review, the grounds and evidence continued to support such a decision."
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revelation-foundation/revelation-foundation-charity-commission-decision

FOLLOW UP POSTS:

The Saul Syndrome - Howard Conder's Wilful Rebellion Against God: http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/the-saul-syndrome-howard-conders.html
Charity Commission To Appoint Interim Manager: http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/revelation-tv-howard-conder-says.h
Howard Conder's Token Apology: http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/howard-conder-revelation-tv-apology-for.html
Gordon Pettie And The Barlow Clowes Fraud: http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/more-revelations-about-revelation-tv.html
Sarah Acott Blows The Whistle: http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/alleged-dishonesty-and-deception-are.html
Howard Conder's Delusional Comparison With The Prophet Elijah!
http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/revelation-tv-howard-conders-delusional.html
Howard Conder's Vile Threats Against His Critics: http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/revelation-tv-howard-conder-breathes.html
Howard Conder's Twisted Theology And More Accusations: http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/revelation-tv-howard-conder-twisted.html



Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4/1)

Dear Reader – Do you have questions about Jesus Christ and how to be truly saved? If so, then please read my post: GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST





http://realchristianity.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/justin-peters-wrong-to-name-names-on-revelation-tv/
http://www.ecalpemos.org/2006/10/why-i-decided-to-stop-supporting.html
http://www.revelationtv.com/rnews/entry/the-60-most-influential-christians 

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/revelation.tv.horrified.by.misuse.of.funds.allegations/42933.htm
http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/derek-prince-false-teacher-wolf-in.html

http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-circus-comes-to-town-false-prophet.html
http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/deceiver-billy-graham-exposed.html
https://dub121.mail.live.com/?tid=cmFjxYShFw5BGAlwAiZMKAUg2&fid=flinbox
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pages/deception/john-hagee-and-dual-covenant-theology.htm
http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Accounts/Ends73%5C0001100573_AC_20131231_E_C.pdf
http://www.thebibleistheotherside.org/newsitem37.htm


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Treena,

Great article on rev tv. however they appear to be involved in more than one Limited company and have been involved in several ltd companies over the past twelve years. keep up the God work
blessings to you

Treena Gisborn said...

The link below gives a little more information:
http://www.ecalpemos.org/2009_04_01_archive.html
God bless you Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Whats wrong with Christine Darg? Xx

Treena Gisborn said...



This is a complex subject that I cannot fully cover here, but briefly:
Christine Darg’s husband,Peter Darg is a Trustee of the Revelation Foundation. Peter Darg was appointed as a director of the Revelation Foundation on 13th December 2011. He is also a director of the related company Genesis TV Ltd and Christian broadcasting Network (UK) Ltd (which is the UK arm of CBN, the makers of Pat Robertson's 700 Club programme which is shown on Revelation).
http://opencharities.org/charities/1100573
Christine Darg is closely affiliated with the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and the International Christian Embassy, Jerusalem (ICEJ) For a critique of the Christian Embassy please watch this short video by Jacob Prasch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdOw1erWIn0
I suggest you do a bit of research Anonymous. God bless tx
8 January 2015 at 10:15

Anonymous said...

I went to a meeting of Christine Darg's in the 1980's and had a very strong sense of something wrong spiritually. In fact, I thought of her as "Christine DARK" after that, and was very concerned at my friend's involvement. But I was never quite sure why.

Can you post more information please. I tried looking it up, and heard Jacob's video, but there doesn't seem to be much solid evidence except that the Christian Embassy thinks that there is no need to evangelise Jews (!!! :O )

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I ever felt prompted to post a comment, but I feel so strongly about this.
We all need greater revelation in these days. If you have come to this site - then you should know there are 'wolves' prowling around and false prophets and teachers. I have seen C Darg twice at meetings - the last was tonight. I wanted to disprove my misgivings. unfortunately - when God imparts giftings He does not take them away. Discernment, used wisely can bring revival; if not ; destruction. The meeting tonight was absolute confirmation that C Darg is in deed DARK. (as another post put it well). part of discerning - uses natural observation - the way people interact with you and what they wear. She was wearing a HUGE dark gem stone (couldnt see what it was) ring on her right hand, her husband also wore a ring on his right hand. I dare not say what I believe they might have been, BUT both of them were wearing mostly black. NOT a good sign for a full on eyes wide open believer. I am waiting on God for full Revelation as to what spirits control these believers, IT IS NOT THE PEOPLE - I TRUST THEY HAVE NOT WILLINGLY CHOSEN SUCH PRACTISES TO FURTHER THEIR MINISTRY AND I WILL NOT JUDGE WHETHER THEY HAVE INTENTIONALLY MANIPULATED THE SPIRITUAL FORCES (REALM) FOR THEIR OWN GAIN but i do not wish to come under any witchcraft, control or psychic stuff as we all need to be a ready pure spotless bride when He returns - we have been warned!!!!!!!!