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Christian Trusted With Money

Touched by Angels founder, Gina Clark was caught embezzling money from the organization that promised to raise money for families who have lost loved ones or who are dealing with catastrophic medical situations. Can Christians be trusted with money in non-profit organizations?

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 ---cjmybad on 5/6/11
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Bill, I have not let 1 evil person decide how I live my life, but I am much more careful how I donate money. I have gladly given of myself, my time, my heart and my money since forever it seems like, now I don't just give without knowing a little bit about the organization or people. I still always give of myself, my time and my love to others. Call me more sensible now that I see so much deceit in some charities.
---cjmybad on 5/8/11

So, you can let one evil person decide how you are, or you can thank and appreciate God for all the Christians who gave money and did not embezzle (c: The givers outnumber the embezzler (c: "by a little"!!!
---Bill_willa6989 on 5/7/11

Cluny, I agree with you but do they use God or religion to earn people's trust? It is at a person's most vunerable times that she went after them, with a sick or hurt person in their lives. Even the name Touched by Angels has a religious overtone to it. It breaks my heart to see these people so hurt by someone they trust.
---cjmybad on 5/7/11

You know, I'll bet there are people who never darken the door of a church--and even atheists--who embezzle money.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/7/11

cjmybad--forgiveness is NOT easy. If you have given up on the Christian's God, it may be impossible. I sometimes have to ask God to enable me to forgive though, in my heart, I don't want to. He has ways of bringing me to point where I CAN forgive. When I do, that is a blessed day, because bitterness in the heart poisons one's whole life.
---Donna66 on 5/7/11

Thanks for the well wishes for me to forgive but I see, live, feel with their lies and deceit every day and I just can't forgive though I've tried. I wish others would relalize that bad behavior from others especially Christians gives all relgion a black eye. I no longer donate money unless I know more about the organization.
---cjmybad on 5/7/11

There are a lot of wolves in sheep's clothing out there. Ministry Watch is a very good tracking tool to evaluate the effectively of 500 national and international programs. They perform an excellent job, it is a free resource, learn how to use it so you, your church or civic group does not become a victim of unscrupulous programs.
---Blogger9211 on 5/7/11

Matthew 25:15: "And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to every man according to his several ability, and straightway took his journey."

Exodus 18:20-21 "And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness, and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:"

Where there are people involved, there they be losses. Interestingly, the man in Matthew 25:14 did not lose a single talent in the end.
---Nana on 5/7/11

Scripture addresses these types and ....

"For Them is reserved the Darkest part of Hell!"
---John on 5/6/11

cjmybad-- Somebody who uses God and religion to "earn" someone's trust and money could easily be a crook not a Christian. Sadly, some people have learned to "imitate" Christians in order to take advantage of the trusting believer. You don't expect to find them in church though. NEVER trust someone just because they claim to be a Christian.
---Donna66 on 5/6/11

cjmybad, it's a sad thing that some profess christianity and do these things. The Lord will deal with them. It seems you have been deeply hurt by others. I pray for healing for you, and wish to encourage you to try to look more and more to the Lord, and less at others. He is our healer, our deliverer. I'd also encourage you to forgive. Even if you don't feel forgiveness towards those who wronged you, say it, choose it, out of obedience to God. The feelings follow, eventually.
---Christina on 5/6/11

But who is to say she was Christian.

If you're not a Christian, it's still a jolly good cover to use, for you are looking for trusting victims
---alan8566_of_UK on 5/6/11

No Cluny - but she used God and religion to earn their trust and their money. I just seem to hear and see more and more examples all the time. Yes non believers lie, cheat and steal but usually never mention relgion or God to get what they want.
---cjmybad on 5/6/11

Some can, some can't.

I still know more non christians who are dishonest, and so would overall trust a christian more then an unbeliever. Also, for every example you give of a christian doing what is wrong, there are countless more examples of christians doing right. The christians doing the right thing tend to be humble and not toot their horns, so don't get as much recognition
---Christina on 5/6/11

Do you believe in collective guilt, cjmybad?

Are all Christians guilty for the crime of one?
---Cluny on 5/6/11

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