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21 Apr 2021

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What are your thoughts on wealthy pastors? Should they use the church for their personal gain? The Bible talks about that. Dive in and learn more here.

The greed carries on by those who called themself men of God.

The Bible tells us in Matthew 19:24

Jesus said to his disciples, truly I say onto you it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Matthew 19:24

This means that those who prioritize riches and wealth become greedy and mean. Despite what we think, the rich become controlled by their wealth. Many churches today are no longer a place of refuge; rather, have become a place where wealth for the greedy abides. It is very sad to see how God’s house has been overtaken by egos and demons of greed. It has come to the point where some churches will not even allow a poor person to come and worship.

Greed and priority of wealth is not only something that pastors participate in.

Some members will not congregate with those who have less money than they do. In an edition of Inside Edition, there were some pastors admitting and bragging about how filthy rich they are. Some are even asking for more wealth and luxury from their congregation. These so-called pastors even have the audacity to say that it is the will of God that their congregation should pay for the expenses of their upgrades.

There is a video of a pastor making fun of a reporter that tried to confront him when she got kicked out of the church. This mindset cannot only be found in megachurches. In some smaller, local churches, you will see pastors getting mad about small tides. Even in these churches, we will see our pastor living a life of luxury. Believe it or not, some members today worship the pastor instead of God.

video from inside edition.

God will take all of your wealth and riches. Stop playing with God.

Many churches are now being treated as a source of income. To some pastors, distributing God’s salvation is no longer the priority. To those who think you can use the Lord’s House for wealth, you will experience the wrath of God. The day will come when God will take it all from you and give it back to those in need. All those you have stolen from, God will repay them. The church is not to fulfill your greed. Don’t play with God.

We should look to Jesus as an example of how to treat the needy and poor.

The Bible showed us that Jesus fed the poor. He loved and embraced them all.

On the other hand, today, many rich pastors treat poor people as nothing. Is this the way of God? Is that the teaching of the Bible? do you remember the story of Zacchaeus?

“But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

Luke19:8

How many of our pastors today would say this to God? How many pastors will embrace and love a small and poor congregation? The God we serve is not dead. He is watching and He keeps a record of the greedy and unjust. Using the house of God for selfish gain is a sin.

Jesus never rode first class. He travelled by foot with his disciples, by smelly fishing boats, or on a donkey. He could have chosen a horse or chariot; however, he chose to remain humble and simple. Jesus knew his time on Earth was only temporary, like all of us.

What are your thoughts?

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