In response to The Organ Harvesters blog about people in the world making billions off the feelings and spirituality of others, I have to agree, the clergy and "Christians" are raking in the funds. Like heir Dissol put it...they have private jets, flashy cars and castle's sometimes more than one! Now as a reborn Christian now for almost 4 years, I've seen my fare share of money over God sittuations. However, I doubt that this should direct anyone's attention away from God or Jesus or Ala or whoever they choose to believe in.
I always say that people are put on earth for reasons, some of these pastors are put here to become the messenger from God to us the sheep if you so will. My wife and I are now in a new town, and our campus church, where we learnt about God more in a year than we did in all our life as Angligans...the Christian community is rattled by Anglican and Catholic rumours and shame. I mean, did you all really think these guys are holy? These guys preach sin and old testament beliefs, oh, they mix and match according to what will hit the hardest.
We revel in new testament, i.e the new covenant that Jesus made for all our sins to be forgiven.The old testament is a teaching of how not to live, anyone who knows their Bible will know that the new testament contradicts everything in the old but all the old comes true in the new! Go read it up if you somehow disagree or don't believe. I've gone a long way from trying to convince the readers with my very hard hitting religious blogs to this now, more accepting and going forward religious blog. Religion is dangerous, I have told you this for a long time. The elite in the church have this holier than thow aura that is unmistakable even from a mile away!
I get a feeling of fakeness in most churches thus we now watch church on TV. Yes...take that in...we sit infront of the tele looking bleak with our Bibles in hand and pens and notebooks taking notes and praising this "televangelist" on TV. And you know what's the worst, when they offer us cd's and books to buy after the sermon...yes, we order it, hundred's of rands later we feel closer to God all because of this messiah, the televangelist. That is what the naysayers see us doing - ofcourse we are sheep with no brain, we are in a cult called "Closer to God" and we are brainwashed with all this mambo jumbo talk of being saved and the blood of Jesus and being born again.
No...realy, that is your truth.
Let me start by explaining even though no explanation is required.
Private jets are owned as its used to fly back and forth from destination to destination...ie, India, Africa and the Asian pacific countries, no not to make deals with the devil, but to care for people who the world obviously turn a good blind eye to. Partaking in missionary work, building houses and schools in India's slums considered to be the worst living conditions known to man...even worse than Khayaletsha...yes its that bad. And how do they get the money to build these houses and schools? Errm...donations? You see, to the uneducated and ignorant, all that tithes or tenths go straight to the pocket fo the priest, it doesn't matter if the Bible foretold that the house of the Lord will overflow with riches, no, it goes to building churches, and all the missionary and building projects scattered all around the world. Oh, and what about their mansions and houses and flashy cars? Huh huh huh...let's see you explain that one!
Well...priests in God's covenant, not Catholic or Anglican, but the people who have relations with God through Jesus Christ, they make a good living other than preaching, you see, to the giver there will be given, to the taker will be taken from. These priests, ie the guys from Hillsong, Creflo Dollar, nice surname, Ray McCauly, T.D Jakes, Joseph Prince and all do so much good that God rewards those who does good, did he not say you will not lack ever again? Oh, and let's not forget the books, cd's and TV contracts these people have, I mean to own your own channel brings in tons of money! I can see how you've been tricked into thinking that God is being sold in return for the great life...But this is the first thing a non believer would say. Because as always others doing better than you is just a huge no no! I wouldn't expect Ray to live in Brakpan while earning millions off his books and TV deals just to please you, or to convince you that he's NOT blessed for his works?
You see, as people of God, we get what we want, we are blessed immensely, beyond the understanding of people just like you...you will brake your head to try and understand where they get the money to buy Leer Jets but your understanding is fruitless, look at David...He served the Lord faithfully, and he became one of the richest men to ever grace the corners of the Earth, as he was blessed by God! How then is that understandable and not the fact that our modern day priests, the children of God, who do good, who put others before themselves, who dedicate their lives to God, will not be blessed even more?
Being blessed should not be seen as a curse, or as crime or fraud. You will go as far as saying that good people defraud the public of their funds i the name of God? Because there are bad apples in the basket all of the Priests are bad? I pitty the fool as B.A Barrachus said! You are sheep...sheep of the media and the world, never thinking for yourselves. Let me stop it there and see what responses I have, I do have one request, should you wish to debate please keep it out of the whole religion thing, the I believe and I don't debate has been over long ago, this is a debate about priests and where they get money, and how they use the money, and why they get money!
Oh, also come with facts, this factless things some of you say just because people drive jets is amazing!