THE SCANDAL OF CHRISTIAN GHOSTWRITING
by Texe Marrs
“…Readers pay exorbitant prices for the books of Christian superstars, never knowing that the volumes are actually written by no-name “ghosts.” Among the big names pulling this stunt: Hal Lindsey, Chuck Colson, Jim Bakker, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Benny Hinn, John Ankerberg, Hank Hanegraaff, David Jeremiah and Jerry Falwell.”
Are some of the most cherished books in your personal Christian library written by ghostwriters, some of whom may be homosexuals, atheists, and New Agers? Before you answer “no”, please read this article very carefully. A tragic and disreputable hoax is being perpetrated on unsuspecting Christians. …
The Reverend Mel White is a homosexual activist who lives with his male lover, Gary Nixon, in Dallas, Texas. “I am gay, I am proud, and God loves me without reservation,” White recently told David Calker, a Los Angeles Times reporter. White, who “pastors” a militantly gay church, is also a writer of many Christian books. But though he’s the author, his name doesn’t appear on the front covers. Instead, a Christian celebrity’s name appears on each of Mel White’s books. White is what the book industry fondly calls a “ghostwriter.”
Ghostwriting Rampant in “Christian” Publishing
The scandalous practice of an unnamed and concealed person ghostwriting a book for a celebrity is rampant in Christian publishing. Virtually all the larger book publishing firms do it. The question is, is this practice immoral, dishonest, and deceitful?
After all, the buyer of these books thinks he or she is getting inspired information direct from the hearts and pens of men like Billy Graham and Pat Robertson, each of whom has used ghostwriters. The reader pays good money for a beautifully packaged book with the hero celebrity’s picture and name on the jacket. Never would the buyer suspect that the book is actually written by a homosexual, an atheist, or a New Ager. Thinking that he or she is taking in digestible spiritual food, the book buyer has no idea the ghostwritten book may contain poisonous and insidious views hostile to Christianity imbedded in its text.
Big Name Personalities Use Ghostwriters
Homosexual activist Mel White has been an influential, behind-the-scenes ghostwriter for many big name personalities. He’s written speeches for Lt. Col. Oliver North. White has also authored at least two of evangelist Jerry Falwell’s books, including, unbelievable as it may seem, Falwell’s autobiography, Strength for the Journey. Falwell could well afford White’s fee to ghostwrite his books. The Moral Majority preacher was given a one million dollar advance by the publisher! The Reverend Mr. White has also been the secret force behind some of Billy Graham’s best known books, including Graham’s prophetic bestseller, The Approaching Hoofbeats. Indeed, White once even closeted himself in a luxurious condo for weeks with the famed evangelist down in Acapulco, Mexico, writing a book.
However, you’ll search in vain to find author Mel White’s name on either the cover or the title page of the books he wrote for Billy Graham. Nor is Mel White’s name openly connected with Jerry Falwell’s books. “It was important,” White now reveals, “that Jerry Falwell not be scandalized because his biographer was a queer.”
Ghostwriter White also wrote Pat Robertson’s book, America’s Dates With Destiny but the gay reverend is not the only “ghost” whom the veteran host of TV’s The 700 Club has used for his chart topping books. Reportedly, Robertson’s recent #l Christian bestseller, The New World Order, was also ghostwritten by a CBN staffer.
In The New World Order, “Pat Robertson” correctly warns readers that Freemasonry is an evil, Luciferian conspiracy. Yet, incredibly, Robertson’s Christian Coalition subsequently held a “Road to Victory ’93” conference in Washington, D.C., at which high-level Freemasons gave the keynote addresses! Pat Robertson’s guest speakers at the conference included Senator Bob Dole, 33rd Scottish Rite Mason, and Senator Jesse Helms, yet another 33rd Mason.
Pat Robertson’s book, The New World Order, also fingered the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a Satan led, conspiratorial project. But at his “Road to Victory ’93” gala, Robertson’s keynote speaker was none other than Congressman Newt Gingrich. One worlder Gingrich just happens to be a loyal member of the same group which Pat’s book exposes as a devilish front the CFR! The title of Gingrich’s speech for the Christian Coalition conference was “Renewing American Civilization.”
We are thus faced with these two alternatives: (l) either Pat Robertson did not even bother to read the best-selling book, The New World Order, that sports his celebrity name as author on its glossy cover; or (2) he allowed his name to be placed on a book, the contents of which he does not even believe in. …
Another prime example is prophecy teacher Hal Lindsey. Very few people know that Lindsey’s mammoth bestseller, “The Late, Great Planet Earth,” was actually written by a woman, Carla Carlson. To his credit, Lindsey has publicly admitted this. The question remains, however: Who is Carla Carlson? Why was she involved in writing Lindsey’s book? Why is her name not highlighted on the cover, in bold letters equally as large as those of Hal Lindsey? And finally: Are all of Hal Lindsey’s books similarly written by unknown ghostwriters?
It is shameful that such vital and basic information is withheld from the book buyer. Shouldn’t truth-in-packaging rules apply to publishing the way they do to other consumer product industries? Anything less would be a scam on my readers.
How to Make a Bundle from Ghostwritten Books
Now please understand: I do realize that in a few cases, it is perfectly acceptable for a talented professional writer to work with an expert or authority on a technical subject. …
This is rarely the case with celebrity Christian authors. Publishers are continually searching for “hot,” new topics for books that can make them a lot of money. Usually, they, not the celebrity, choose a title for the book and only then contact and recruit the chosen celebrity. Publishers have been known to hire entire teams of writers and researchers to produce books.
Often, the greedy celebrity author merely gives the finished product a cursory look-over and adds his verbal blessing to the project. The celebrity is pleased because he knows he will make a bundle, with only minimal effort on his part. His name goes on the cover, and millions of Christian buyers are deceived into believing the celebrity, inspired by God, personally wrote every word in the book.
The Profit Motive is Paramount
It thus becomes crystal clear why publishers and celebrity authors conspire to produce ghostwritten books. The reason is simple: money, money, money! A best-selling, hardcover book with the glittery name of a Graham, Robertson, Colson, or Lindsey on the cover can bring in five to ten million dollars or more in income.
The celebrity “author” also profits – he can rake in as much as two million dollars per book. No wonder the rush is on by publishers to constantly create new, mostly fluff titles and to line up their ghostwriters with name celebrities known to be guaranteed money-makers in the Christian marketplace.
Truth Telling is in Order
So what’s to be done about the lucrative, yet unethical and dishonest, practice of the ghostwriting of Christian books? I believe it is time for some truth telling. Thomas Nelson, Word, and all the other wealthy conglomerates who disguise themselves as “Christian” publishers should step up to the plate and give us a list of which books have been written by “ghosts” and which were really penned by the authors listed on their covers. That’s the least they should do to come clean. Better yet, these greedy publishing houses and their celebrity stable mates should quit trying to fatten their coffers and make bucks off gullible Christian readers. They should cease their publishing of ghostwritten books entirely.
Also Here (includes update section that among other things, says Pat Robertson admitted using a ghostwriter for The New World Order)
Talmudic Judaism is viciously anti-Christian — Jesus in the Talmud.
God only keeps covenants with those who obey Him — conditional
“..because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord” (Heb. 8:9)
7:30 “This is still going on today. Jewish power kept Graham and Nixon from speaking to Gentiles publicly what they said privately.”
Paul, speaking to Christians in 1 Thess. 2:14-16:
“You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.”
7:45 “Every single priest in this church has been spat on. It happens day and night.”
“The Israeli government is anti-Christian.” – Archbishop Manougian
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Many Christians are now told that Christians must support Israel and even support Jewish power in America because “God has covenant with the Jews.”
In fact, this goes against the fundamental teachings of the New Testament!
In the first place, the Covenant talked about in the Old Testament was always “Conditional.” That is, God said that he would honor it to the 1000th generation, BUT, that they did not keep the commandments of God, or rejected him, that God would requite them and “destroy” them.
The traditional and correct Christian view is that by hating and rejecting Jesus, the Son of God, they have rejected God and broke the Covenant. The New Testament says that very clearly!
The New Testament gives us the very words of God himself in the clearest of language.
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day when I took them by the hand out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. (Hebrews 8:67, 910)
Christianity from its founding has always held that Jews hated Christ, caused his crucifixion, rejected God’s son and have rejected Jesus every since. Therefore, they broke God’s Covenant. God made a NEW Covenant for those who accept Jesus Christ.
Jewish extremist power has been this biggest enemy of Jesus Christ and Christians for the last 2,000 years. They lead the destruction of our Christian values with Hollywood, and lead every kind of degeneracy from Porn to Abortion, to destruction of every Christian value. Jewish extremists led the legal fight to ban prayers in school, even ban Christmas carols.
It is not every Jew, of course, but the Jewish power structure has led the fight for abortion, for homosexual degeneracy and marriage and for the de-Christianization of America.,
It is a tragedy that some Christians have been deluded into thinking that they are being good Christians by supporting these anti-Christian Jewish enemies of Christ himself.
When you see this film, you will understand why Billy Graham said what he said about them, and you will understand why he to, in his own words, crawl to them. That’s how much power they really have in America. He can’t say publicly what he says privately. He is afraid they will destroy his ministry.
It breaks my heart to see Christians deluded into supporting the worst enemies of Jesus Christ and really themselves.
Christ may have said turn the other cheek, but he never said to support evil deeds.
This video is dedicated to my Christian friends, who deserve to hear the traditional Christian view and not the brand new view of Judaism and Jewish extremists promoted by the same establishment which is in Graham’s words, are causing America to “go down the drain.”
We must inform our fellow Christians and wake up our brethren before it is too late.
(video) “Zionism and Christianity: Unholy Alliance” – real-history, full-length film by Ted Pike — “They [pastors] were supposed to be WATCHMEN on the wall, yet they failed to utter even a hint of warning”
(video) Roots of Christian Zionism: How Scofield Sowed Seeds of Apostasy — The ‘Angry’ Evangelicals – Praying for War instead of “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God” – Jesus
Jewish Professor: Jews Push Porn to Destroy Christian Culture – ‘Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American porn industry’ — ~”Is there a deeper reason, beyond the mere financial, as to why Jews have become involved in porn? Jewish involvement in porn is the result of an atavistic hatred of Christian authority: they are trying to weaken the dominant culture in America by moral subversion”
(video) Sick Evil Jewish Talmud — Source of sexual deviance, vile blasphemy of Christ, hatred of Christianity & Christians • “Only Jews are men” (human) • “Christians, as followers of the ‘false prophet’ Jesus, deserve death” • Through the Talmud, the Pharisees rejected God’s new covenant agenda and gave Jews an ethic that encouraged bigotry and isolation — and invited persecution
“Why didn’t my preacher tell me about repentance? I thought I was ‘once saved always saved.'”
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“Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”
Posted by Chuck Baldwin on Facebook, 2/22/17:
President Trump has said he wants to see the infamous Johnson Amendment expunged. Of course, this would take an act of Congress. But for the record, I absolutely agree with Donald Trump on this one.
The Johnson Amendment (introduced by then Senator Lyndon B. Johnson in 1954) is the amendment to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) which requires churches that organize under article 501c3 fall under “non-profit organization” status and, therefore, are restricted by law as to political speech and activity. Failure to comply theoretically threatens their tax-exempt status.
There are MANY components to this issue, which I will have the opportunity to address should Congress begin acting on Mr. Trump’s wishes. Right now, I will merely address one element–the BIGGEST element.
Here is the plain truth: the 501c3 tax code is a tree that most pastors and churches are hiding behind. They use the tax code as justification for not speaking out on the salient issues of the day–as if the government has ANY right to tell or even suggest what they may and may not preach. I guess these men never read the verse of Scripture where the apostle told the powers that be, “We must obey God rather than man.” I guess the never read the stories of Daniel and the three Hebrew children.
Yes, I would very much like to see Trump succeed in leading Congress to repealing the Johnson Amendment, but not for the reason most might think.
I already know what will happen should Congress repeal the Johnson Amendment: the vast majority of pastors and churches that are hiding behind the IRC 501c3 will simply find another tree to hide behind. The problem is not the tree; the problem is the cowardice of the man who hides behind it.
Do away with the Johnson Amendment and no one will even notice. Pastors will go on cowering in timidity, because the truth is: more than the fear of offending the IRS, pastors fear offending a carnal, temperamental, finicky, feeling-on-their-shoulders bunch of babies that comprise a large percentage of almost every church congregation. Pastors are much more fearful of tithes and offerings walking out the back door than they are of the IRS walking in the front door.
I want to see the Johnson Amendment expunged so that these timid and compromising pastors can be exposed for the cowards that they are. Without the Johnson Amendment, they will be forced to find another reason why they refuse to be the spiritual watchmen they are supposed to be, because there is absolutely no doubt that should the Johnson Amendment go away, they will quickly find another tree to hide behind.
Again, the problem is not the tree; the problem is the cowardice of the man who hides behind it.
Pope Removes Penalties for Priests Who Abuse Children
CT article she refers to: All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing
I wrote this comment under the video:
Really good, except, please be careful about praying (or James-3 cursing) that the existing “Christian” bookstores would close. It may be better to pray that real Christians buy them, and then sell SOUND DOCTRINE: real Christian books and real Bibles and gifts (especially plaques that have JESUS’ GREATEST TWO COMMANDMENTS — what we’re supposed to be focused on obeying in the NEW COVENANT — which these “Christian” stores rarely sell. They focus on old covenant gifts instead, and on worshiping modern day, Talmudic Israel).
@11:50, transcribed by me:
“This stuff [false doctrine books] will bring you to hell. And the people who are selling this stuff (that did sell this stuff) are going to have to give an account for the amount of souls that they sold this stuff too, and made available to these people.
Now, I know people have a free will, but as a Christian person, you have a responsibility before God to tell them the truth — or the blood will be on your hands.”
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House Of Heresy- Family Christian Store Closing Down- USA