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Tent Revival Wants My Money

A tent revival was held recently near where we live. There was a charge of $40 per person or $70 per couple. There are reports that they had an 1-1/2 offering time. What do you think about this kind of thing?

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Was this a tent revival or some kind of conference or other?
---Jack on 9/7/08

I'm surprised that any kind of meeting like this would have an entrance charge BUT if they did they certainly should not have also taken an offering. Money to pay for the running of these kind of events is usually raised by local churches long before it happens. This gets churches praying together about the whole thing and they usually trust God that enough money will be raised. I have never been charged anywhere in the U.K. to enter such a meeting.
---m.p.a. on 11/18/07

Herzog is out of Sedona, Arizona, which just happens to be one of the hotbeds of the New Age movement. That says a lot.
---Susie on 3/9/07

That is desecration, and those who make merchandise of God's grace will be thrown out of his kingdom.
---Eloy on 3/9/07

Susie, Is he that guy out of Vermont?
---Pete on 3/8/07

It was a revival held by David Herzog.
---Susie on 3/8/07

Preaching God's word is not for money making nor should anyone has to pay to know it.Christ gave of His life freely for all man and what an insult to charge people to come to the Lord. Lord have mercy
---jana on 3/8/07

Maybe he started out with a pup tent, and worked his way up. Hi PB!
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---JP on 3/7/07

Is it one of those..."Please make your checks out to brother Lee Love."
---JP on 3/7/07

I have been involved in tent revivals and it cost money to put them on. However, we pass the plate once each service and do not charge admition. We also get several churches involved which help support us.
---Rev_Herb on 3/6/07

I don't like it. I think it is just so much fun to preach, till I am willing to do it for free. I will have my own church one of these days, with a gospel preacher helping.
---catherine on 3/6/07

I talk from a business point of view, how do you pay for your bills etc, how do you pay for the food you receive, you say run from these people yet they are the ones who come to us, they are also in a situation that needs to be addressed, friends you run around looking for free stuff, it's no wonder the enemy is beating the church down because their are very few people who can give, look at our church we are living and fighting over scraps, do not put them down but pray for their blessing.
---Stephen on 3/5/07

Jack...We didn't go! We separated ourselves totally from the people who own the property. It looks as if was just a ploy to get people to donate to the people who own the property. They're trying to restore an old ministry facility originally started by an evangelist who drank himself to death about 30 years ago. They are not lifting up Jesus. They are lifting up that man.
---Susie on 3/5/07

My advice, Susie, is don't go.
---Jack on 3/5/07

Anytime my church gets a group of singers to come and sing to us, if they have tapes or CD'S, t-shirts, etc. My Pastor tells them to put it either outside, or in the basement. Because it wasn't going in the Sancturay at all. I totally agree with him. If my son is selling something at school and at times he'll take it to church, I tell him to wait until after church and ask people while their outside, and for him not to be selling anything inside God's house. And he'd wait at the door with books in hand.
---Rebecca_D on 3/3/07

Anytime people are doing things contrary to the way Jesus did them they are wrong, he beat the money changers and ran them from the temple, he said freely you have received now freely give,heal the sick cast out devils and preach the gospel. It is perfectly alright to take up an offering, believers give in faith and preachers are not exempt they are to receive by faith.
---exzucuh on 3/3/07

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---Susie on 3/3/07

Correction on my original question. The offering time was 1-1/2 hours. Two people were doing the offering preaching, each at 45 minutes per reports from our friends who did go to the meeting. The owner of the property had told us that they already had over 2000 reservations for the meetings. Our friends report that there were less than 400 people who attended the entire week.
---Susie on 3/3/07

It's not Elvis's return from the dead concert? Warning: "Please do not touch the electrodes on Elvis's neck." I never heard of such a thing, in all my life. Gotta be a mistake.
---Bob on 3/3/07

If you have to pay to go to church and here the word being preached, it isn't a church at all. Even Joyce Meyers is free to get in.
---Rebecca_D on 3/2/07

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In all my 25 years as a Christian, I have never heard of such a thing. My advice is RUN! This is very hard to believe, though. Susie, please tell us, WHO, WHERE and WHEN was this. This is very hard for me to believe this.
---Janet on 3/2/07

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