The Sad Case of Keith Craft
MOST of the men we call pastor are nothing more than the very devouring wolves Christ and His apostles so often warned us to “beware of.” (Matthew 7:15; 24:11, 24; Acts 20:27-32; 1 John 4:1, etc.).
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:6-12
Craft uses the name of the LORD in vain in order to make himself rich in this fleeting world. He has branded himself as a motivational type speaker and also is a pastor of a Christ-denying prosperity church in Frisco, Texas called Elevation Life Church. Regrettably, the Gospel essential message of the crucified life – the cross – has and will never be heard flowing from Keith’s mouth. He has made himself an enemy of the cross of Christ (Philippians 3:18-19). To further illustrate such, Keith is seen on TBN (circus network of greed-mongering, Gospel-perverting clowns) and hosting known false prophets such as Joel Osteen (the most obvious greedy-grubbing antichrist beguiler in America). As the Holy Ghost foretold of the “MANY false prophets” who will make merchandise of the people, so Keith Craft walks in the fulfillment of this.
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” 2 Peter 2:1-3
Feel free to lift Keith Craft up in prayer – that he will truly repent. If Keith does truly repent, he will “bring forth fruits meet for” (consistent with) true repentance and liquidate all and come out publicly in full confession and apology to every person he’s misled (Matthew 3:7-10).
“Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:34-37
From personal knowledge, this writer knows that Keith Craft used to truly serve the LORD. In the 80’s Keith’s Gospel preaching was powerful, calling men to repent and preaching the cross. He has since ceased to preach the original Gospel. Unfortunately, many years ago, Keith began to run “greedily after the error of Balaam for reward” and is apostate, ready to receive the due reward of “damnation” – to be sent to the lake of fire with every other false prophet who has misrepresented Christ by refusing to preach the original Gospel of the crucified life (Luke 9:23-24; 14:33; 17:33; 2 Peter 2:1-3, etc.).
“Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.” Jude 11
See 1 Timothy 6:3-12.
Using God’s Word for our own self-serving purposes is the epitome of taking the holy name of the LORD our God In vain (Exodus 20:7).
Keith Craft is an elite athlete and yet, regrettably, has not applied his heart to becoming a humble, sincere, broken, and authentic disciple of Christ. No, instead he is perverting the Gospel of Jesus Christ as he has done for the purpose of creating a marketing brand of himself – instead of being crucified with Christ which always brings glory to the nail-scarred, risen Savior and not us! (1 Corinthians 1:29-2:5, etc.).
“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8
Loving the World is an Earmark Fruit of an Apostate
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1 John 2:15-17
Keith is using the name of Jesus in vain to make himself rich in this fleeting, temporal world. He constantly twists and takes Scripture out of context to bring about his own purposes and ends. He’s become a multi-millionaire by doing such.
“Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” Exodus 20:7
Keith Craft is not preaching the original Gospel and for that reason we know he is “accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-9) Craft is a false prophet.
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:6-9
“Let God be true and EVERY man a liar.” Romans 3:4
Believing what Keith Craft is preaching is truth changes nothing. Anyone who thinks this guy is a Christian leader is not a Christian. God is calling you to truly repent, lay down your life, and get into His Word.