Monday, August 30, 2010

"The poor have the gospel preached to them"

It never ceases to amaze me how insensitive people can be toward the poor. First, my church had a golf tournament for $75. Oh yes, this was a way to "evangelize". You just invite one of your neighbors, pay their way, and share the gospel on the golf coure. No, I'm not joking, it's really true. My church. I go there. Yes, regularly. The praise and worship is phenomenal, the preaching is spectacular. But when it comes to reality (at least my own) some of the others don't seem to get it.

What grieves me more is a recent email I received. Inviting me to a marriage seminar. It covered fundamental topics like communication, divorce proofing your marriage. All things that should be taught from the pulpit but sadly, rarely are. But the good news is, now for only $85, I can pay to learn it!!!

When did the lines begin to what point does a preacher mentally sell out, and convince himself that all of the above tactics are godly?

They say that money changes people. It must be true...I have never seen a poor preacher operate like this.