How much money do people have to lose before they wise up to the schemes of some preachers? A while back there was a congressman that started an investigation of preachers on cable networks—questioning their spending habits and lifestyles. Some of these men and women are living a life of luxury off the backs of the hard working deceived viewers who keep sending the checks (2 Peter 2:1-3; Romans 16:17-18).
Back in the eighties, people thought they had seen it all when Jim Bakker used church funds to build an air conditioned dog house. Come on people, wise up! The Bible teaches a simple plan concerning the church and money. Each church is to lay something aside (once) on the first day of the week in order that the work of the church may go on. This offering is provided by the members of the local church, and no one else is required to give. The church takes this offering and spends within its budget and the work of the church will continue (1 Corinthians 16:1-4). The next time you see preachers begging for money, turn off the TV!
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