Don't Believe The Made-For-TV Televangelist Version Of The Gospel That Wants You To Fund Their Private Jets
Jesus Would Fly Economy Class
Regardless of the industry or social situation, there are fakers, liars, and scammers. There are dishonest cops, lying accountants, scammers that will cheat you out of money in a Ponzi scheme, and just overall bad people you may encounter in various circumstances in life. Of course, most people are decent.
Religion is no different. You have some really great pastors that are preaching for the right reasons, and then you have some that want you to donate to their new $54 million new jet fund.
I’m talking, of course, about televangelists.
The televangelists that go on TV and say that God is about to bless you with a million dollars or you’ll be cured of sickness if you buy their holy water are doing great harm to the gospel by not preaching the actual Bible. In addition, they are also scamming people out of money by twisting the message of the Bible.
If I’m not a Christian and I see a preacher on TV saying something ridiculous like God wants you to donate money to his new jet fund, I can understand why they might not want to wake up on a Sunday morning to go to a church service. All they see is hypocrisy.
It’s so important that those of us that are Christian help point our non-Christian friends to Biblically-based preachers so they won’t be swindled by religious snake oil salesmen in a cheap suit promoting an unbiblical prosperity gospel. These charlatans give the excellent TV preachers a bad name.
I can’t look inside the hearts of these men (and women) that are on TV to know if they’re doing it for the right reason or if somewhere along the road, it started becoming more about money than the gospel. Regardless, they have done great harm to the cause of Christ.
People are searching for something real and truthful, which is why they seek out televangelists. However, too many times, they don’t see real, but instead, they see fake.
In a media world of fake Hollywood productions, the one place they should be able to find something real is on Christian television. Sadly, in many instances, they see a preacher with more personal bling than a rapper at the top of the Billboard charts.
Jesus probably wouldn’t ride a donkey today, but he probably wouldn’t have three jets either.
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