Prosperity and riches are NOT a definite sign of spirituality. I use to be one of those people that were in such “amazement”, when a famous Man of “God” would come to town. People would be breaking the elastic on their wallet, to give to him. I think it’s pathetic. You hear a sermon, shout and then the battle of the dollars begin. People get mad at me, when I say this, but I don’t care. It’s all a money scheme, and people are falling for it, like worms on a fishing hook. People are always trying to find ways to achieve more financial success. What better way to do this, but to prey on church members. Money and salvation have nothing to do with each other. The Gospel is being blinded by the love of power and dollar bills. This spirit is really taking over the church.
False preachers, “apostles,” “Bishops,” and “evangelists” are always hitting up the poor to give more. They are always telling the people whose lights are about to be turned off that if they sow the seed that preacher is telling them to sow they will reap bountifully. Now Scripture clearly states that those who are in financial distress (as well as those who are not) are to give in a manner that is purposed within their heart. Why? Because we must take care of home first (essentials- food, shelter, clothing). Instead, these money grubbers want you to take care of their home(s) first, and if your’s is not taken then you get blamed for not having enough faith, thus allowing the devil to steal your joy (and your loot).
A church might not get “enough” money if they don’t require tithing? Hey, maybe that church shouldn’t exist. Or perhaps the pastor should be willing to - oh, I don’t know - GET A JOB like Paul, to support himself. You don’t have a building? Rent a hall, as small a hall as the offerings will support. And if they are enough to support one at all, then maybe the group SHOULD cease to exist. - Rev. A. Turner Jr.