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05/05/2008

Pastor John Hagee – Cornerstone Church Ministry, Heresy, Divorce & Dirty Deeds

All hurricanes are acts of God because God controls the heavens. I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God and they were recipients of the judgment of God for that.” – John Hagee

John Hagee is married to Diana HageeSuper funny update – John Hagee has hilariously bad books ranging from Doomsday predictions to dating books
to the Financial Armageddon
(he was wrong). 
Oh boy. Another major televangelist pastor, John Hagee, has turned out to not only be a crook but a complete moron. John Hagee has made many extremely offensive remarks regarding Catholics, Jews, Islam, homosexuality, women, African Americans, Hurricane Katrina and even the Bible itself. I just don’t understand how heretics like John Hagee can gain such a huge following in the evangelical Christian world… I guess it just goes to show the type of people who are involved in such groups. Even John McCain (below right) has sought out the company of John Hagee and recently received Mr. Hagee’s personal endorsement. Previously, I have discussed Pat Robertson’s “power shakes” he sells and Joel Osteen’s refusal to defend basic tenets of Christianity, but I think John Hagee just might take the cake. John Hagee has publicly stated in a commercial peddling his newest book In Defense of Israel that “Jesus refused to be the Messiah” and that “there was a calvary conspiracy by Rome, the high priests and Herod to execute Jesus”. Wow, is this televangelist on drugs? My guess is yes and there will be another scandal like that of Ted Haggard. He claims that Catholics and the Roman Church are somehow responsible for millenia of anti-Semitism and the death of Jesus Christ. Utterly ridiculous. Pastor John Hagee has also publicly stated to the 19,000 active members of his congregation and millions of television viewers that the United States of America MUST launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran immediately. John Hagee not only publicly states that he holds such beliefs, but he contradicts himself time and again in his personal life- John Hagee had an adulterous affair and divorced his wife to unbiblically remarry a much younger woman from his own former congregation. What does John Hagee get in return for his heretical ministry? John Hagee has a $2.1 million dollar 7,969 acre ranch with not one, but FIVE lodges, a managers house, a gun locker, a smoke house, a skeet range and three barns. In the year 2001, John Hagee received $842,000 in salary and $414,485 in benefits making him one of the best paid men on earth in ANY field. For comparison, Billy Graham (probably the most well known living religious figure in America), took only $174,000 in compensation that year. I went into business to make money, but perhaps I should’ve become a pastor!!!

Pastor John Hagee’s Heresy

In order to generate controversy to help him sell more books, John Hagee created and distributed a commercial featuring him attacking the Catholic Church for helping plan the murder of Jesus (don’t ask me how this happened, considering that the Catholic Church wasn’t founded till later). A direct quote from John Hagee says, “¯¿½Most readers will be shocked by the clear record of history linking Adolf Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church in a conspiracy to ex

terminate the Jews.¯¿½ Watch the video for yourself and see the outrageous claims Pastor John Hagee makes:

Please take not

e that John Hagee specifically states that Jesus Christ did not come to Earth to be the Messiah. How on earth can anyone, much less millions nationwide, follow a pastor like John Hagee who publicly states that Jesus was not the Messiah?!?! I just don’t get it. Maybe I’m missing something… perhaps John Hagee is a self-help guru like Joel Osteen or something. Ugh. I am beginning to lose my faith in humanity the more I read about some of these selfishly evil megachurch pastors.

Pastor John Hagee Advocates Pre-Emptive War on Iran

Many people advocate pre-emptive war on Iran, but few of them have the ear of President George Bush like Pastor John Hagee does. Pastor John Hagee is a Zionist Christian: he believes that the Book of Revelation in the Bible specifically says any nation that does not defend the state of Israel at any cost will be eternally damned. John Hagee has sold millions of books spouting nonsense conspiracy theories from evil global financiers trying to destroy the Jews to saying that the U.S. Postal Service was trying to destroy his ministry (the USPS said Pastor John Hagee’s Ministry hardly qualified as a non-profit and as such was subject to regular rates on mass mailings). Pastor John Hagee’s current ramblings are trying to exort his millions of followers to push their elected representatives to pre-emptively go to war with Iran, before Iran can destroy Israel. To this end, has has raised millions of dollars and even had personal conferences with the President of the United States himself to try to convince him of this view. After these meetings, President Bush took a noticeably more hostile stance on Iran and much of his rhetoric is phrased in religious terms. Scary. Watch John Hagee’s video below to see for yourself what he says:


In his video, Pastor John Hagee says that if America does not defend Israel than God’s wrath and judgment will come directly down upon the heads of the citizens of America. John Hagee is a slick marketer who plays upon peoples fears and hatreds to make money and push his insane policy ideas. Peopho op

le wpose his ideas are damned according to him. Not only that but according to him, “What is the point of having free speech if you have nothing to say?” I’d say that John Hagee sounds more like Hitler, then the Roman Catholic Church who he accuses of being like Hitler.

Adultery, Divorce and Salary of Pastor John Hagee

Christians don’t steal or lie, they don’t get divorced or have abortions.” – John Hagee

A megachurch televangelist like John Hagee who spouts outrageous beliefs and has millions of followers must lead an immaculate personal life to keep his congreg

ation listening to him, right? Wrong. People apparently will follow John Hagee blindly and will not question him even when details of his adulterous personal life are made public.

John Hagee was the leader of the charismatic Trinity Church in 1975 and was the father of two children. John Hagee had an adulterous affair with a woman and admitted to immorality in front of his church. Pastor John Hagee then divorced the mother of his two children and married a younger woman (Diana Castro, now Diana Hagee) from that same congregation. Pastor John Hagee willfully abused his position of trust and power to take advantage of a younger gullible woman and cheat on his wife.

So what happened after John Hagee admitted to cheating and abusing his power? Did he repent and pursue becoming a better person and living a life based on Biblical principles? Did people stop following his ministry? The answers are very obvious. John Hagee married the woman he cheated on his wife with and immediately became the pastor of another congregation- the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio Texas.

Pastor John Hagee went on to push his evangelical, speaking in tongues Cornerstone Church into becoming a megachurch that televises his weekly sermons. Nor did he do so for free.

If you visit the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas or watch Pastor John Hagee on his television show, you will see him perched on top of an enormous white and blue throne watching his massive choir or jazz band. When they finish, John Hagee will approach the pulpit for his favorite time of the week- tithe time! Pastor John Hagee has his congregation members raise their money towards the sky and repeat after him “Give and it shall be given.” He then instructs his audience that “When you give, it

qualifies you to receive God’s abundance. If God gives to you before you give to him, God himself will becom a liar… If you’re not prospering it’s because you’re not GIVING!” Contained in those few sentences is everything that is unscriptural and wrong with the New-Age “Prosperity Message” pushed on gullible congregations by megachurch pastors nationwide. Pastor John Hagee needs to revisit the portion of the Bible where Jesus went into the synagogue and pushed over all the tables of goods. His statement above is in direct contradiction with the Bible.

Using his lies and deceit, Pastor John Hagee has grown into an enormously wealthy man. In the year 2001, his organization filed revenues of $18.3 million dollars with

the IRS. What was John Hagee’s personal compensation package worth? More than $1.25 million dollars. His nonprofit organization, GETV, has a mission statement reading “Spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ”. Somehow I think his nearly 8,000 acre Texas ranch does not help that mission. Not only does Pastor John and his wife Diana Hagee own that sprawling ranch, but they also have a 5,275 foot, 6 bedroom mansion in one of San Antonio’s most exclusive gated communities (The Dominion). The house is appraised at $700,000.

So who is monitoring Pastor John Hagee and his largesse? Who ensures that the millions of dollars that gullible grandmothers give him is spent to further spread the gospel of Jesus Christ? 3 of the 4 Directors who monitor the board of his nonprofit GETV foundation are his direct family members- his wife, Diana; his son, Matthew; and himself.

What does Pastor John Hagee have to say about his income and wealth?

I deserve every dime I’m getting.” _John Hagee.

What a disgusting human being.

Multiple religious organizations and other experts on television ministries have said that John Hagee has a

conflict of interest and what he is doing with GETV and his compensation package probably crosses into the realm of criminals. “We prohibit any personal profiting on a product that is promoted and marketed with

the dollars that have been donated to the ministry,” said Nelson, with the Evangelical Council for Financial

Accountability. The arrangement with the book sale profits or “royalty payments” being placed in a retirement trust – instead of being counted as ordinary income – created the impression that Hagee was trying to avoid being taxed for ordinary income, an intellectual property rights lawyer said. John Hagee basically is laundering money through his nonprofit so he doesn’t have to pay taxes on it, then paying it to himself so he can live an opulent lifestyle while the mission of his foundation goes unaccomplished and the poor gullible grandparents who send him money go hungry.

1,412 Responses

  1. lynn says:

    Obedience is a blessing, Disobedience is Judgement,,, When the rapture takes place in the time of April 2014 and Octber 2015, Looks like the DISBELIEVERS will not be going, My advise, Get your hearts and souls ready

  2. Dee G says:

    It always amazes me concerning people’s ignorance about biblical things. You folks are incredibly ignorant. Ignorance means a lack of knowledge. You are always looking at ministries to degrade them. You fail to mention that Christian organizations do more for devastated countries, regarding sending relief & medical help, building hospitals, etc., than almost any other type of organization. Do you ever mention the good that these ministries do? You are always looking for what you say are “heresies.” If you would genuinely read and study the Bible, you could NEVER say that. You just want to degrade & rile against people that are doing good. You are the deceivers, not these men of God. You! Another thing? It shows the lack of integrity that you have by using confrontational issues as your platform for advertising your business! You market online to people that you know will get riled up, just to advertise your business. Who is the hypocrite here? The dictionary says that the meaning of hypocrite is pretender, dissembler, deceiver, liar” etc.. You are the pretender, the dissembler, the deceiver & the liar on this website. Just to get business! Everything about this website is deceptive. Like the other review said, Jesus is coming soon. Get your heart ready!

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  4. neil says:

    lynn no man knows the day or the hour of the rapture , you have put april 2014 as the date it will take place, very foolish thing to do , guess i will check in with you on this in may 2014 if Christ does not return in april

  5. Matthew says:

    But the prophet, who being corrupted with pride, shall speak in my name things that I did not command him to say, or in the name of strange gods, shall be slain. And if in silent thought thou answer: How shall I know the word that the Lord hath not spoken? Thou shalt have this sign: Whatsoever that same prophet foretelleth in the name of the Lord, and it cometh not to pass: that thing the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath forged it by the pride of his mind: and therefore thou shalt not fear him. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22 DRA) Hagee said Christ would rapture him in 2012. That didn’t come true. Therefore, by the criteria given in Dueteronomy, he is a false prophet.

  6. paul melvin says:

    I am shocked about this story. I loved hagee until now how you sin and make all that money. Is he with god

  7. Maarit says:

    STOP! Ask yourself these questions… Do you believe the Bible is God’s written Word? OK. Then here goes… In the Bible we are meet Peter. Peter who denied Christ 3 times! Peter who was one of Jesus closest friends and followers. He had been involved in Jesus ministry and was walking with him down the path. As Jesus posed the question to the small group, He asked, “Who do others say I am?” There came several answers….John the Baptist, prophet, etc… He turns his attention to Peter. “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answers without hesitation, “You are the Christ, the son of the Living God.” Jesus answers, “Blessed are you, for man has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.” BAM! Did anyone get that?!? God knew this man was going to SIN in just a few days. Not only that, but he was going to directly DENY Christ 3 times after stating to Jesus face, I WILL NEVER DENY YOU!!! Yet, God in His infinite wisdom chose to reveal this to Peter knowing he was going to royally screw up. Think about this, we would have judged Peter. How could this man be God’s choice to BUILD His church on?!? How dare this man preach about Jesus! He must not even know him. Peter is the guy God has chosen to build His church on. YES!!! THANK GOD, HE KNEW PETER’S HEART!! And ours. But WE would say, “WHAT A HERITIC, WE BETTER TELL EVERYONE ABOUT ALL HIS SINS!!! DISCREDIT HIS MINSTRY. I certainly wouldn’t go to his church!” What about David. A man after God’s own heart??? Do you think God didn’t know he was going to sin with Bathsheba? That he would be a murderer and an adulterer. And yet, knowing that, God made a point of revealing that David was a man after God’s own heart, because God is a righteous judge who truly sees the whole picture. God knew that David was a man who battled against his own sinful nature. A man who’s heart longed for God and intimacy, but also was subjected to the earthly sinful desires. I could go on, but you get the picture. God knew that this desire to follow after Christ would bring repentance, true repentance when he found that his earthly desire was so much emptier next to God’s intimate grace. Speaking of adultery, is it adultery if you marry a person who’s been married and gotten divorced but doesn’t tell you that this person is still alive? YES! I bet many would say, ‘No, how can you hold me accountable for it, and your would be right for the first part…BUT…. Then it is up to you to do what is right. You would have to stop sinning by divorcing the person realizing that in God’s eyes they belong to another. Amid the horror of finding out your family is a fraud, you are faced with a choice. Do I get up in front of my church and blame my wife, or get up and continue to protect her and simply state that you are an adulterer in the site of God and take the consequences of her sin upon yourself and because of “man’s rules” of an organization give up your credentials and move forward allowing God to bring beauty out of ashes. Letting God pick up the broken pieces and stay true to your calling? Do you know for certain that this Pastor committed adultery according to your assumptions and rumor, or perhaps he found out after he was married that his wife had been previously married to another man who was …”STILL ALIVE” and he did not know about and that made him an adulterer? Have you gone to his church and interviewed him personally??? Perhaps you should find out before you cast another stone! You just may be surprised at what you find out. Also, what if everything you say is true? What if he sinned (since we all have according to Romans) and God chose to use him anyways and furthermore, taught his that the only way to live is by doing what the Bible teaches and that it is his calling to now help others understand that sin is not right?! Let’s move onto money. What about the success he has found financially? MAJOR QUESTION – Do you want to serve a God who wants His kids to be poor? Are we supposed to be poor? Does being poor make us more “Christian”? Perhaps it was only coincidence that Jesus was wearing one of the most expensive robes made ever, without even one seam!! How about the fact that wise men/kings usually travelled in groups of about 70 or more in those days. It wasn’t just 3 guys on camels. Why do you think King Herod welcomed them into his kingdom to visit with him and dine? He certainly wouldn’t have just called the dredges of the earth to stop in. These were wealthy prestigious men who were known for their wisdom. That is why Herod trusted what they said. So when the Bible gives account of their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, just imagine the crates full of riches that were stacked up that day by this huge group of wise men. Enough that Jesus and his family were very well taken care of their entire time in Egypt and he was able to entertain and feed all his disciples, he was able to pick 12 out of them and call them apostles, and yet, there was a huge group, including wealthy women who attended to their financial needs. Only by being a family that was well regarded in social circles, would they have been invited to the wedding in Canaan, where he turned water into wine. So, I don’t believe for a minute that because this man lives according to God’s principles and God honors His word and blesses him, does that make him a crook. In his congregation, his closest friends, his business contacts and his multiple international contacts, some of them close friends, that come to speak at this church and are in contact with him, are some of the wisest, most educated, knowledgeable people and with the highest integrity that the world has known. They included people like the Prime Minister of Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu, Senator Joseph Lieberman and many, many, many more. Do you think that these “highly regarded” business people, politicians and military leaders, etc… would have anything to do with a man who was as corrupt as you are saying he is? Are they ALL that stupid? Or, do you think that God has blessed this man with wisdom, and wise advisors that have allowed him to accumulate wealth? BECAUSE he serves that Lord and is in the center of God’s will? I do. I believe that just as God did not make King David destitute after he sinned and still used Peter to build His church on, he uses flawed humans to minister to His kids! And when they do it right, He rewards them. And yes, that means with wealth! You know why…..because then they can bless others. Also, what do you think is the reason for his ranch? How about a place for his congregation to go and to be together and be blessed with lodging, food and activities that allows everyone to be a part of retreats and events at minimal cost, SO EVERYONE can be included regardless of finances. Or perhaps his home is considered nice but not extravagant considering where he lives, in a VERY wealthy area of Texas. Or maybe when God says that if you honor your mother and your father, you will live long and prosper on the earth God was telling the truth. Perhaps when you are a wise steward and are faithful in the small, tiny church, God blesses you with much. Ask yourself, if God didn’t do what He promised, is He really God? I think not. Do you think that God doesn’t use broken pots? People who are without sin? Because those people don’t exist. So that’s begs the question….whoever here has no sin, go ahead, throw the first stone! Mark Lowry has a great way of looking at this. If each Christian was as concerned about their own sin as we are about the sins of others, the church might actually become the body of Christ. But we are so busy tearing the bridal gown of the person next to us, not realizing that we will all be wearing that same bridal gown as the bride of Christ. Are you helping your fellow Christian leaders by praying for them as much time as you are dedicating to tearing them down in your blog? Are your prayers as powerful as your writing? And…what would have happened if you had spent all this time and energy in reaching people for Christ? How many people have been saved as a result of your blog? Has anyone been pointed to the cross? Or are people coming here and then leaving with one more reason to stop going to church and serving God altogether because all you offer is dirty laundry? Just saying.

  8. Shirley bielec says:

    God chooses his pastors he knows their heart I love the hager family and have never met them they have prayed for my family and god came through in our time of need

  9. kumar says:

    americans still dont get it. christ was indian.

  10. Bill Chambers says:

    Another concern I have with Hagee is that on page 238 he refers to Rabbi Judah ben Samuel as a devout man of God. Yet, this man never came to Christ. A devout man of God will see that Jesus is Savior.

  11. Bill Chambers says:

    Page 238 of Four Blood Moons.

  12. kim says:

    never cesses to amaze me how people like you look for and waste time on bashing others. We are ALL sinners, even Pastors. Jesus was the ONLY one who never sinned.. We are all doing the best we can in this life, I suggest you use what time you have on this planet helping, instead of trying to hurt others. I hope you find Jesus

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