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Showing posts with label Rev.Ike Sweet bye and bye. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rev.Ike Sweet bye and bye. Show all posts

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Rev.Ike!

Before Joel Osteen and Creflo Dollar,there were Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II. He was the flamboyant minister better known as the Reverend Ike. Who was one of the first to preached the blessings of material prosperity to a large congregation in New York and to television and radio audiences nationwide.

Rev Ike was the TV preacher we remember from the Seventies, a Jackie Wilson look alike, and his money message certainly set the stage for the real crooks who'd follow. The good Rev. died this week after suffering a stroke two years ago. I am surprised he was only 74. His church is asking for donations in his memory. And the entire Rev. Ike pitch went like this:

“The love of money is not the root of all evil,
It is the lack of money.
Have you ever seen a rich man
down in the street mugging someone?
No!
You can talk all you want
about the pie in the sky
and the sweet bye and bye,
but what about the good ol' now and now!”
"RIP Rev.Ike"