Undercover in Destiny Church
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 7:00p.m.
The Destiny Church has revealed its plans for a city of God in south Auckland.
The intention is to bring church members from the eleven branches around the country together to live in the suburbs around its big new complex.
As part of the strategy the church leader Brian Tamaki promised yesterday to reveal the 21 special blessings that apply to his church.
We wanted to ask him what that meant but he refused to be interviewed.
So Whena Owen went undercover to the church service at which the blessings were revealed.
Watch the video to see the story.
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20/03/2013 1:56:28 p.m.
Almost Taken wrote:
Sadly Brian has put himself above GOD.
Beware the false prophet everyone. Brian preys on the weak and needy, he preys on our Maori, and pacific Islanders. As for his material wife, she will oneday be spoken about in the same sentence as Imelda Marcos and Winnie Mandela. The fact the New Zealanders are so laid back is the only reason that Brian and his churches still exist. Overseas he would have been shut down and slapped back down to size.
Destiny church is a cult, and needs very swiftly to be shut down before it causes more harm.
Brian should not be called a pastor, he is nothing of the sort.
I prey to God now that he casts this demon from our midst, and reclaims his rightful place as our one true GOD...Amen
16/12/2012 10:52:26 p.m.
The Tamaki Brothers are quite transparent to most educated, self educated, cultured or well travelled peoples. Its appears to mostly attract those that have not had these same values or opportunities that get sucked into these two guys. They know this also. Creepy.
26/06/2012 10:54:34 a.m.
Graeme Tyree wrote:
Forgive me Father, for i have sinned ... I have left undone the things i ought to have done; i have looked at women lustfully; i have parked without putting money in the meter; i raised my voice at my partner; i smacked my child when she challenged my parental authority; i kept the $10 i found on the pavement; i walked past rubbish on the street without picking it up; i didn't speak out when black-shirted fascists marched in our streets; i failed to contact the Human Rights Commissioner when gays and lesbians were publicly reviled; i didn't remind Brian Tamaki to read my favourite story... "The Emporer's New Clothes."
22/06/2012 7:50:54 p.m.
the DR wrote:
how long before brian tamaki declares himself god!!???
22/06/2012 12:50:40 a.m.
I have an extremely low opinion of destiny church. But since I'm not a real person to them, I'm sure they won't mind my opinion!
21/06/2012 6:16:34 a.m.
On the very few occassions I have listened to Brian Tamaki I find myself turning the t.v off.
Not to offend the people who are within the destiny congregation but in my opinion I think Brian Tamaki is a very clever fraudster and swindler. He is very clever in the way he parts people away from their hard earned cash.
The times I have watched Tamaki from start to finish, the subject of his sermons seems to steer towards money and capital gain. My question is this: Is that cpital gain for himself or for the people of destiny church??? I ask the question because a friend within the church is struggling to make ends meet as well as meet the tithes Tamaki asks for.
I just see this 'church' as a money making scheme and free ride for Tamaki and his cronies
19/06/2012 1:36:14 a.m.
I think destiny church do wonderful things. I don't agree with everything the church does but they do great things too. Many people in their church are from the streets and came from terrible backgrounds. Why go undercover Campbell live when it's free to view online?
15/06/2012 10:42:10 p.m.
Rahera Te Wano wrote:
Excuse me i am a member of destiny church and what are you trying to prove. i mean seriously
15/06/2012 6:34:27 p.m.
Whether you like Destiny Church or not is not the point of this story.
The need to be 'covert' or 'undercover' to find out what is beamed live on the internet, for free, from every service, to anyone with a computer, to anywhere in the world, reveals somthing about the reporting. Either they don't know how to use media correctly, or they want to control what people see.
I suggest tuning in LIVE at Destiny and find out for yourself what is said in it's context and then decide.
An analogy is sending someone into the TV studios at TV3 to 'covertly' film a Campbell Live program rather than watching it LIVE on TV... I know, it would be a stupid thing to do!
15/06/2012 6:05:56 p.m.
I wonder if it will be like the one depicted in the great film 'City of God'
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