In his repented view, asking people to pay $1,000 for prosperity or miracles amounted to monetization of the gospel, a practice that he said was offensive to God.
He lamented how he started well and focused on preaching the word of God whole-heartedly but got distracted along the way.
“The flesh must be broken, must be out of the way; and today, sadly, among a lot of circles, all you hear is: how to build the flesh; it’s a feel-good message.
“I’m sorry to say prosperity has gone a little crazy and I’m correcting my own theology, and you need to all know it because when I read the Bible now, I don’t see the Bible in the same eyes I saw the Bible 20 years ago. I don’t want to hurt my friends who I love who believe things I don’t believe anymore.
“And I will tell you something that is going to shock you: I think it’s an offence to the Lord, it’s an offence to say: ‘Give USD1,000’. I think it’s an offence to the Holy Spirit to place a price on the Gospel. I’m done with it. I will never again ask you to give USD1,000 or whatever amount because I think the Holy Ghost is just fed up with it.
“I think that hurts the Gospel. So, I’m making this statement for the first time in my life and frankly, I don’t care what people think about me anymore.
“If I hear one more time: ‘Break the back of debt with USD1,000’, I’m going to rebuke them. I think that’s buying the Gospel, that’s buying the blessing, that’s grieving the Holy Spirit. That’s about all I will say.
“If you are not giving because you love Jesus, don’t bother giving. I think giving has become such a gimmick, it’s making me sick to my stomach and I’ve been sick for a while, too, I just couldn’t say it, and, now, the lid is off. I’ve had it.