After figuring in a controversial crowdsourcing drive to buy a $65 million Gulfstream G650 jet last year, televangelist and World Changers Church International founder Creflo Dollar is seeking to bring his ministry to Scotland, but he will not be welcomed warmly by all.
According to a report by Christian Post, Rev. David Robertson of the Free Church of Scotland said that he does not appreciate Dollar's planned appearances in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh for a tour organized by the Destiny Church.
"Creflo Dollar coming here is appalling. He's a multimillionaire, American, televangelist and we really do not need him here. The church doesn't need him. It's embarrassing to have somebody like that come. His prosperity gospel is blasphemous. It's not what people in Scotland need to hear. He's not welcome. Not with that message. It's a horrendous message that he brings. It's not the message of the Gospel at all. He can keep his jet and use it to fly elsewhere," he said.
Robertson, Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, criticised Destiny church for extending the invitation to Dollar because of his interpretation of the Gospel.
"They should not be inviting a false teacher to come and preach in their churches — if so they are associated with that false teaching. Of course God can use Creflo Dollar — he can use a donkey and he can use a pagan king. But we are not to allow God's sovereignty to justify human sin/stupidity and our own inaction. I would plead with Destiny to uninvite Creflo Dollar," he explained through his blog after Christians expressed their displeasure over his criticism of Destiny Church.
Dollar last year figured in a controversial drive asking his 200,000 church members donate $300 to purchase the expensive jet so that Dollar could travel the world and conduct missions for the church, but the drive was aborted following a massive backlash.