reply to post by boymonkey74
My formatting, writing style will likely rarely change.
I suspect you are mature enough, on your better days, to deal with it.
I much agree that a vast majority of Christian leaders are absurdly mercenary. And even many good ones seem to have lost sight of the God of the Bible
who is GENEROUS beyond measure.
HE does NOT NEED per se, our money.
HE DECLARES, FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE.
However, He also notes that the workman is worthy his hire.
I have come increasingly to the conclusion that George Mueller had it right. He never asked--initially outside his marriage, and then never outside
his staff for money. He simply laid the needs before God and trusted God to answer. And God did . . . massively. Mueller built several large
orphanages of quality materials and ran them that way for decades.
One day at one orphanage, they had sat all the children down to the table and said grace . . . the children did not know that they had no food to
serve. Suddenly, there was a knock on the door and a man driving a bread truck that had just broken down in front of the orphanage asked if they could
use a truck load of bread, for free.
I know I'm fighting a currently losing battle trying to persuade Christian leaders to take much more George Mueller's tack re money. At some point,
though, I believe God will alter the landscape and begin to only bless those who DISPLAY AND DEMONSTRATE that God is NOT a miserly, greedy, BEGGING,
PLEADING old goat but rather a generous Father.
Your blindness to spiritual matters and truths will change or it won't. Out of that lack of change, all manner of consequences will flow. We all
harvest what we plant.