Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Making Merchandise of You

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Maybe he isn't old enough to have seen and learn from the lessons of Jim Bakker.

Steven Furtick Addresses Criticisms About $1.7 Million Mansion; Says It's From God but Apologizes for Controversy

Somehow I get the feeling this isn't a guy who is going to warn you about the coming collapse of the USA economy or can even relate to your average struggling family. What is creepy is that the church claps for all his excuses. What person needs 8,400 square feet [the video says 16,000]?  God did not get him a mansion while other people in this country go homeless and get foreclosed on. People need to wake up, to these pastors religion is a business they cash in on.


FaithGuy3 said...

Not that I endorse Fritz Springmeier, but nonetheless in his writings, he said how some of the money being put in the offering plates end up going out to Freemasonic organizations.

Pt being that these megachurches, and even a lot of these "denominational" churches as well like the SBC ones, are just SO SECRETIVE. Sure, they may show their pews their monthly budgets in their financial meetings, but nonetheless some of their operations just seem SO secretive(as well as the pastors' and deacons' behaviors).

Anonymous said...

The workman is worthy of his mansion. Oops, I think I got that verse wrong.

Furtick says so many unbiblical false teachings anyway, so why not let him have his mansion. He's getting his reward in this life.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with people having money. I have a problem with "Pastors" getting rich off of christianity. That is not a moral way to make money.

If anything, Pastors should be less materialistic than the average christian. Besides, a Pastor must "not given to filthy lucre".

Anonymous said...

Pastor FullTick is getting fat off the stupid sheeple that can not see what a parasite he truly is. - Don

Bible Believer said...

FaithGuy, I wouldn't doubt that some of the money in some of these mega churches is hooked in with freemasonic organizations. They are secretive. You got that right. Many too have the finances under the pastor's control and there is no oversight.
I agree Furtick is getting his rewards in this life. Most definitely. Since he came up so young, I think that is one that definitely was chosen and groomed from a very young age. One thing that shocked me watching him speak, he is not very articulate, but still he wins over so many.

I don't mind people coming by money via honest means, they should be good stewards of wealth though. If anything faith is lost among the religion as a racket preachers like this. They be less materialistic. He is definitely a parasite. He is young and spending fast and furious. Not even realizing one day he will just be another passing religious fad, and the money for his books and endorsements will dry up.

Anonymous said...

Amen to 10/30 7:28 Anon, the pastor got his reward. His mortal life will be heaven and his eternal life will be damnation.

And I don't care how many countless people he has helped with his money, and the Word says that ALL of our righteousness is as dirty rags.


Steve said...

I have zero problems with people earning money but many problems with money changers in the temple.

If a pastor has advice to help people's lives, that should be given freely, not making them rich.

Anonymous said...

I believe God, our Father has a noun for these types of what are called "pastors"....."hirelings."

It is not a complimentary noun either.

Anonymous said...

On the linked article, bottom picture, I believe he may be wearing a masonic ring. Gold ring on right hand, simular size to a class ring, with a black stone. Observation.