This man stole from the flock of God. He had been endorsed by one of the most leading and prominent preachers/pastors in Louisville — Bob Rodgers of Evangel World Prayer Center. I’m not saying that Rodgers knew of the deceit. More than likely, he did not. As he was just one of many pastors a few years back — having no discernment — who endorsed the likes of Tod Bently.
More on this fleecing can be found here: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110612/NEWS01/306120091
Now to those who would love to quote the scripture “love covers a multitude of sin,” I will say to you: You are a wolf if you think we are to keep these things covered up. Where was Bob Rogers and other preachers like him, when this man was allowed to come in a steal from the very ones God entrusted them with? Why did they not — from the pulpit — stand up and warn the sheep of this crook?
A lot of people had their life savings stolen from them. Yet, I will say the root to this is greed. The Word/Faith doctrine appeals to greed. Give to me and God will bless you.
Cadick used fear to manipulate people into handing over their money. Their greed, their desires to have their ears tickled led them straight to a lying thief.
Rogers said he is not “taking up for him one bit.” But he said, “In Ernie’s eyes I don’t think he felt like he was taking advantage of anyone.”
Sorry pastor Rogers, that just does not ring true to me. One has to ask what you gain by not coming out strongly against what this man did. Sounds like Rogers has more in common with wolves than he does with sheep.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) — A Kentucky evangelist went on trial in federal court in Louisville Monday on charges he bilked parishioners out of more than $700,000 in oil and gas scams.
Ernest Cadick allegedly pulled scams in Kentucky and Indiana, selling bogus oil and gas investments to some churchgoers and telling others he would invest their money in Switzerland, where, he allegedly said, it would double every month, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal reported Monday.
Cadick faced 16 counts of fraud for allegedly soliciting money for oil and gas projects and foreign currency investments. Prosecutors said he spent the money on himself instead.
The 60-year-old Cadick also will be tried July 11 on three counts of theft for allegedly bilking elderly victims out of $29,500 in a Swiss investment scam, prosecutors said.
Cadick, an ordained minister, allegedly used prophesies in the Bible’s Book of Revelation to fleece churchgoers at Louisville’s Evangel World Prayer Center.
He allegedly told potential investors how they could double their investments every month if they let him invest their funds in Switzerland.
In a pretrial memorandum, Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Calhoun said Cadick would pray with potential victims about their investments.
Cadick and his attorney declined to comment on the cases.