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Eye of a needle - If Jesus said it's difficult, even impossible for a rich man to get in to the kingdom of heaven why do so many rich people believe in Jesus? Why is it the goal of nearly every single christian to become rich? And why do TV evangelists always want your money?

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athiest, everyone who says they are saved are not. the ones we see on tv are money hungry and I am not judging them but their fruits tell the true story here. God has given me everything I need and when I find someone who needs the way I use to need, I will try to help them. my riches are in heaven. just think I am an heir to the throne and co-heirs with Jesus Christ. I will have a mansion some day. I won't have a house like some bibles say but I will have a mansion and walk on the street of gold. it will never be dark and I will never be hungry...(I've never been hungry on earth either), I will shed another tear and I will live forever and ever. you are missing out of the good stuff here on earth and in heaven. I pray for your salvation.
---shira4368 on 1/2/13

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---ELENA on 1/1/13

Many improbable interpretations concerning the "eye of the needle" have arisen that attempts to soften this pharse, that "needle" referred to a tiny gate in the Jerusalem city wall that camels could enter only with difficulty, but there is no evidence that such a gate ever existed, and if it had, any sensible camel driver would have simply found a larger gate.
Here the Persians expressed impossibilty by saying it would be easier to put an elephant through the eye of a needle. This was a Jewish colloquial adaptation of that expression denoting impossibility the largest animal in Palestine was a camel. We could change camel to tv evangelists.
---John on 12/25/12

athiest, God don't need your money neither does He want it. we all need money and desire money to make our lives better and I know some rich that are dedicated but I know they are not many like they are. I like money and give money away to others as needed. I don't send the tv "preachers" a dime. they are just using people that don't know any better to make them rich. they will have their reward.
---shira4368 on 12/24/12

Rich, as in having more than enough means, does not necessarily have to apply to the natural or monetary.

"EVERY man is right is his own eyes", and therefore has thought he is capable or enough, more than sufficient, or "rich".

"For all have sinned"
"A way seems right to a man but the way thereof is death."
BUT "my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD."

The Lord alone is sufficient, and Jesus is "the way the Truth and the Life."
NO MAN comes to the Father BUT BY HIM.
Indeed impossible for man and only possible with, for, by Him,
---Chria9396 on 12/24/12

Mark 10:25 "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
Matt 19:24

A small door on the side of the entrance gate to enter into the city was the only entrance after dark, called "the needle" and where the term "eye of the needle" is referencing.
A rich man having all his goods on the camel would have to unload his possessions so the camel could fit through.
This is also referencing ill-gotten gain, the riches of Gods kingdom should be number one.

---char on 12/24/12

I have heard one explanation that said that when Jesus said "camel", he was speaking of the fabric (i.e. camel hair) rather than the animal - so he was saying it was easier to get a camel hair through the eye of a needle (which, given the nature of camel hair, is quite difficult indeed, but not totally impossible).

So, it IS possible for rich people to get into heaven, just not as easy as others. Remember, Jesus did have some rich people among his disciples (such as Joseph of Arimathea).
---StrongAxe on 12/22/12

elena, bless your heart. you did the right thing. when I received the "prayer cloth", I wrote a snippy letter back and sent their prayer cloth back. I knew I would never hear from them again. when I get calls from a telemarketer, I start singing amazing grace, how sweet the sound. they hang up.
---shira4368 on 12/15/12

Thankyou,Shira4368,Mike,MarkV. Well, they use to bother me alot! Until Now! After many times they ask me send $ 100 or one famous female televangelist went from $20 to $600 what nut would send that??
Anyway I wrote all over outside my envelope "what part of NO don't you understand? Leave me alone! Don't bother me no more!"
---ELENA on 12/14/12

mike, you are so correct about tv evangalist. if we can see what they are really doing, why can't others see? it makes me sick to my stomach that these people live the life of luxury off people who don't know any better. one of my daughters friends wanted me to go with her to jacksonville to see benny hinn. I tried to tell her why I wouldn't go. it fell on deaf ears. they will get their reward.
---shira4368 on 12/13/12

Mike, the reason many receive a lot of money is because there is so many who are not in the meat of the gospel. Here is how I see it.
The evangelist make a calling for money, give lies to support what they teach. Those who are not learned in Scripture do not understand much of what they say, only their need at the time. Since God is only interested in the intent of the heart, the people that give, have the right intention from the heart, the evangelist have the wrong intention from their hearts. Everyone wants help of some kind. Because everyone is in need of Christ so they give. Evangelist are only interested in more money. When an evangelist promises you many things, those in need will respond for every kind of need.
---Mark_V. on 12/12/12

why is it that we are told to give to 'further the kingdom of god' when you see many televangelist live in multi million $$$ homes, drive luxury cars even fly in jets & then they will quote 'pastors should be paid well'. so are these televangelist lying? yes
---mike on 12/11/12

Thank you, Marc V, My past hermeneutics taught Bishop & Elder were the same!

2nd Pet.1 The elders which are among you I exhort,>>[who am also an elder]<<

i looked it up in a lexicon!

Elder, sumpresbuteros (greek)

Bishop, episkopos (greek)

A difference i never noticed.
---j_Marc on 12/11/12

Christians T.B.R, whoever you are, what is your point? At least give your point. Anyone can put down commentaries. Are you saying that Christians deserve to be rich, want to be rich, do not want to be rich, are to be poor, always poor, or to give everything they have to the poor, What?
---Mark_V. on 12/11/12

Scripture and Notes from the Expositors Bible
1 Timothy 6:9-12 Part Three
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (the end result of turning in that direction, let all understand that the Word of God is true, and what it says will happen!) . FAITH 11 But you, O man of God, flee these things (the Holy Spirit is unequivocally clear in His Command, we can follow the Lord, or we can follow other things, we cant follow both!) , and follow after Righteousness, Godliness, Faith, Love, Patience, 12 Fight the good fight of Faith
---Christians_Want_To_Be_Rich on 12/10/12

Scripture and Notes from the Expositors Bible
1 Timothy 6:9-12 Part Four
(in essence, the only fight we are called upon to engage, every attack by Satan against the Believer, irrespective of its form, is to destroy or seriously weaken our Faith, he wants to push our Faith from the Cross to other things) , lay hold on Eternal Life (we do such by understanding that all Life comes from Christ, and the means is the Cross) , whereunto you are also Called (Called to follow Christ) , and have professed a good profession before many witnesses. (This does not refer to a particular occasion, but to the entirety of his life for Christ.)
---Christians_Want_To_Be_Rich on 12/10/12

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Scripture and Notes from the Expositors Bible
1 Timothy 6:9-12 Part Two
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil (there is no conceivable evil that can happen to the sons and daughters of men, which may not spring from covetousness the love of gold and wealth): which while some coveted after, they have erred from the Faith (speaking of Believers who have lost sight of the True Faith, which is the Cross, and have ventured into a false faith, trying to use it to garner much money)
---Christians_Want_To_Be_Rich on 12/10/12

J. Marc, I'm sorry, but I said Peter was never a bishop not an Elder. All the Bibles I have do not say he was a bishop of any church. While the two names might be mingled together, the word bishop was not given to Peter until the second century by the Catholic church. A bishop is an overseer of one Church. Peter was never an overseer of one Church but many.
---Mark_V. on 12/9/12

Scripture and Notes from the Expositors Bible
1 Timothy 6:9-12 Part One
But they who will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts (speaks of the sacrifice of principle), which drown men in destruction and perdition. (This refers to the wreck and ruin of the mind and body, but more particularly to the awful ruin of the eternal soul.)
---Christians_Want_To_Be_Rich on 12/8/12

1. Eye of a needle if figurative meaning difficult, not impossible, and Christ was speaking of entering in to the spiritual Kingdom of God (close relationship with God) while we live here on earth.

2. Not all Christians want to be rich.

3. Since when are TV evangelists, for the most part, christians?
---trey on 12/8/12

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Who doesn't want to be rich? If you say you don't want to be rich you are a liar. Everyone wants to be rich. Some people have just given up on the thought because they don't think they could ever be rich. So then they go around saying that they don't care about being rich, when in reality, they just "don't care" only because they think it's out of reach. But secretly they envy rich people and posting blogs to put them down and vote for legislation to take what they have. But given the choice, I don't know of any person who would choose poverty over wealth if given the chance to have either one right now.
---Jed on 12/8/12

tv preachers are not following the Lord Jesus they give lip service to the Lord only and use the Lord to be rich.

The illustration used was the rich man who did not want to give up his material goods to follow the Lord. The lesson was not about becoming poor.

There are many who are deceived into believing they believe on a Jesus however they are not following the Lord of holy scripture in all things, they follow the world and its traditions.

The eye of the needle is about obeying the Lord, it has nothing to do with money. The Lord asked why call me Lord and not do as I say? The Lord understood many would call him Lord and not obey him and be the branches on his vine.
---Follower_of_Christ on 12/8/12

\\Cluny, get a clue! These apply to you! i'm going to avoid you. ROM.16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine [from scripture!] which ye[i] have learned, and avoid them. [You]\\

All you seem to do is look in the mirror and project.

And if you're ignoring me, why are you still responding to my posts?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/7/12

Thanks again! What a great reward!// what do we deduce from this factoid?// read it for yourself! The real Christ knows what your doing! 1st Cor. 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
---J_Marc on 12/6/12

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Cluny, get a clue! These apply to you! i'm going to avoid you. ROM.16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine [from scripture!] which ye[i] have learned, and avoid them. [You]

18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
---J_Marc on 12/6/12

I can understand how you might interpret "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom" to mean "impossible" - because camels cannot go through a needle's eye, but do not use this physical imagery, literally - rather use it to evaluate mindset. If a person put anything before Christ (idolatry) then he/she will not make it into the Kingdom. A camel would sooner go through a needle's eye, than an idol will move out of the way to let a person into the Kingdom. If riches is not an idol it cannot prevent the believer. Unfortunately, riches have a way of becoming idolatrous. Be rich, but do not set your heart on it, and you're good for the Kingdom.
---TruthLover on 12/6/12

A: It's impossible for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven does not speak of heaven. Remember that the streets of glory are made of gold?
- The kingdom of heaven is the supply system of God who is the one who gives power to get wealth.
He made Abraham rich. And all Christians are the heirs of the blessing through Christ who was rich but became poor on the cross for us so we could be rich.

Why is it that people who talk about tv evangelists wanting your money don't recall that your pastor does too? Anyone who talks against having money is going to be poor.
---jan4378 on 12/6/12

\\ For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.\\

And since you're so badly confused, J_Marc, what do we deduce from this factoid?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/6/12

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Shira, "God does not use women preachers" agreed! , 1st Cor. 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak, but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
---J_Marc on 12/6/12

peace! "Peter was never a bishop either," Sorry, Marc V, he was! 2nd Pet.1 The elders which are among you I exhort,>>[who am also an elder]<<, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
---J_Marc on 12/6/12

Sis. Shira, I agree with you concerning who leads the Church of Christ. Jesus is the Head of the Church, man bishops were asign to lead the Churches. Apostles did not lead the Churches, they founded the Churches. Peter was never a bishop either, that name was given to him by the Catholic Church. The evangelist are names given by man's traditions. They call each other pastors, preachers, Apostles, even prophets.
As for a christian knowing another Christian, it is impossible to see the heart of a person. We can assume all we want by their fruits, but we can never be positive. When the Bible tells us to show our light to the world, it is not talking about a light bulb shining on our heads, the light is the gospel Truth.
---Mark_V. on 12/6/12

cluny, I have never heard of a woman being only a wife. the bible says the bishop must be the husband of one wife and that tells me God does not use women preachers no matter if they are woman or wife. no where does the bible even mention a wife as a bishop. neither does it say a woman can be a preacher.
---shira4368 on 12/5/12

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sorry cluny, my last post was for strongax. wasn't wearing my glasses. lol.
if you study God's Word that is a good thing but people who write books....well, I eat the meat but spit out the bones.
---shira4368 on 12/5/12


There are examples in the New Testament. For example, note Priscilla and Aquila. Note that she is mentioned FIRST.

I once read a book by Kenneth Hagin, called "The Woman Question", that addressed this issue. He said Greek had no word for "wife". They used "woman". Many other languages are similar. So when the NT mentions "woman", in some cases it means "wife". So, it may be saying "a wife has no authority over her husband", which is the heirarchy within a marriage relationship, but that does not say anything about that woman's authority n other context.
---StrongAxe on 12/4/12

commands of Jesus, Matt 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
---J_Marc on 12/4/12

strongax, God doesn't bless women preachers no matter if they are evangalist or not. women are not to have authority over a man. we can tell people about Christ but not preach.
---shira4368 on 12/3/12

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Paul said a bishop (i.e. current term for a congretational pastor) should be a man of one wife. He didn't say that about evangelists (i.e. preachers). In fact, he himself was one, and unmarried.

Also, Jesus said "by their fruits you shall know them". In other words, it should be easy to tell Christians from non-Christians by their behavior. If Christians are indistinguishable from non-Christians, they aren't doing their jobs.
---StrongAxe on 12/3/12


Why do you assume that animals have no conscience, or something like it?
---atheist on 12/3/12

To bro.WillieC. certainly sure..the lord so.pleased. wonderfull poem you wrote the lord and savier JESUS! the lord give you His grace and mercy & may He shine continueously in your life!

Love of JESUS!

---ELENA on 12/2/12

women preachers is not biblical. pastors are to be the husband of one wife. it would be weird for a wife to be the wife of a pastor. guess by wordly standards its ok but I am from the old school. I believe the bible far above what anyone thinks.
---shira4368 on 12/1/12

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Hello,sis.KarenD. that is a very nice what you say! I am at a loss that they are not interested to further their education & not stay to help you..I meant no disrespect to you here.Never before see a woman pastor.They always been really strict.
IN the hispanic community they now have 1church A.O.G
that have a woman pastor(associate) and other church. Pentecostal now they have a woman pastor.
God bless you! ELENA
---ELENA on 11/29/12

When we first came to pastor this church, one young couple were very impressed because we both drive newer vehicles and have a home of our own. We had retired from secular jobs to do the Lord's work. I explained to the couple that the only way any couple gets ahead in this world is for them to both work unless there are small children at home. They thought we were rich by their standards. Neither of them even had a GED and couldn't understand why we insisted that if they were going to continue working in the church, they would need to start working on a GED. They had been taught that God would provide even if they didn't work. They eventually left the church and never got the GEDs.
---KarenD on 11/29/12

Atheist, On what do you base your morality? (assuming you are not amoral) Conscience? Animals do not have a conscience so why would man?
(unless he was designed and created)
---1st_cliff on 11/28/12

\\I know of no way to discern a "Christian" from a "real Christian."
---atheist on 11/27/12

And neither do we. \\

Only Christ Himself can separate the wheat from the tares, and He doesn't do that until He returns as Judge, when the TARES are gathered up first.

That's one reason why there's no such thing as a pre-trib rapture.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/28/12

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I know of no way to discern a "Christian" from a "real Christian."
---atheist on 11/27/12

And neither do we.

This is the reason why Jesus told us to not judge others, because we cannot know a persons heart, only God can.

Unfortunately, they give all "Christians" a bad name. Just as amoral militant atheiests give you a bad name.

What we can do about them is love them, even though they hurt us and others around themselves. By loving the unloveable people, we demonstrate that we truly love God and Jesus, His son. We are loving with the same love that God demonstrated to us.
---Mark_Eaton on 11/28/12

and televangelist should show the break down where the money goes for every dollar they receive.
how much for admin expense
and how much is given to god's outreach. so do televangelist give 10% of every dollar they receive?
---mike on 11/28/12

I know of no way to discern a "Christian" from a "real Christian."
---atheist on 11/27/12

Neither do we.

This is the reason why Jesus told us not to judge others. Only God can know a persons heart.

However, these people give the rest of us a bad name. Kinda like an amoral militant atheist gives all the other atheists a bad name.

What we can do about these "christians" is to love them, even though they hurt us. We love them because God loves us. We love them with the same love that God demonstrated to us. And when we love the "unlovely" people, it demonstrates our love for God.
---Mark_Eaton on 11/28/12

athiest, you will never be able to seperate the christian from the non christian. It is spiritually decerned. all look the same to you. to a non christian, you look the same as a real christian. God won't even hear your prayer unless you are a born again believer. God will hear your prayer to repent of your sin. I wouldn't be in your shoes for a million bucks.
---shira4368 on 11/28/12

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athiest, you now say,

"I know of no way to discern a "Christian" from a "real Christian"

Of course you don't, you don't know what it is to be a genuiene Christian. How can you even tell? You will hear both and hear conflicting answers. You don't know who is right, in fact, as an athiest you don't believe either one. How can you not be confused? you have no spiritual discernment. You can only understand other athiest who think and believe as you do. you are on the wrong blogs. Go to an athiest blog.
---Mark_V. on 11/28/12

many become arrogant & make stupid choices...

forgot to add. ezekiel 28:5 says 'you become arrogant bec. of your wealth'...that is where humility comes in. remind yourself NOT to look down on others especially those who are less fortunate & be thankful for the abundance whether money or blessings.
and you don't need to broadcast or brag about your wealth bec. pride before the fall & people will come knocking your door.
---mike on 11/27/12


I know of no atheists personally who are amoral.

I know of no way to discern a "Christian" from a "real Christian."
---atheist on 11/27/12

i want to be rich. there is nothing wrong with abundance. in proverbs the farmer worked his field & have abundant food. same thing with working hard & smart. many are tired of being unable to control their lives bec. of lack of money...once people get rich they become arrogant & make stupid choices. that is the reason why many televangelist want your money bec. they know the rich rule over the poor, not want to be told what to do. ironic that church leaders will demand that you be a servant but they love their money & their position...
---mike on 11/27/12

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"why do TV evangelists always want your money?"2nd Peter 1:21,2:1-3 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
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.
---J_Marc on 11/27/12

Athiest, I will answer you this way. The passage in (Matt. 19:23) is saying, that it is impossible. Jesus was underscoring the impossibility of anyone being saved by merit, since wealth was deemed proof of God's approval, and those who had it could give more alms, it was commonly thought that rich people were the most likely candidates for heaven. Jesus destroyed that notion that anyone can merit enough divine favor to gain entrance into heaven. For salvation is possible only through divine grace (v.26).
I know you were looking for something to oppose the Lord.
---Mark_V. on 11/27/12

I would like to be honest and say that many "Christians" want to prosper. I see it in my "mega" church. They come in their Hummers and Mercedes, always taking and never serving. Only giving money, never giving time or energy. They want the best parking spot, and want the Pastor's attention, They disagree strongly with preaching on sin, dislike and avoid prayer services, love the music, and forget to come to Bible studies.

What we must remember is the tares grow up beside the grain and look just like the grain.

That is what you see atheist, the Tares.
---Mark_Eaton on 11/27/12

James 5:1-6 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
Your gold and silver is cankered, and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton, ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Ye have condemned and killed the just, and he doth not resist you.
---J_Marc on 11/26/12

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Id like to add to my previous post, that which is in quotations is what is written in the KJV, and includes a dialogue between Jesus and His disciples.
---Chria9396 on 11/26/12

These people believe only the parts of the bible that they wish to believe. They emphasise that God will reward us one hundredfold and expect that to be literal.

The poor flock of these preachers give more than generously out of their small amount of money and this DOES make the pastor rich but it's at the expense of the poorer people in the congregation who never see this increase.

This is just one example of how easy it is to twist scripture.

Why don't these gullible people eventually catch on to what is happening though?
---andreea on 11/26/12

Jesus words were not as stated, rather,
"Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, WITH MEN THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE." Matt 19:23-26
There is much in scripture that warns against seeking after riches, dealing with a heart attitude, the love of money,
---Chria9396 on 11/26/12

Good one Cluny!!!!

Atheist....You don't know many real Christians now do you?
---KarenD on 11/25/12

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Atheist, Do you know anyone, religious or atheist, who's goal is to be poor and homeless?
Some are more successful than others,financially, but true Christians "share"!
Atheists, who are amoral, could care less!
---1st_cliff on 11/25/12

I don't know any particular christian who wants to be rich. I guess my circle of friends are all poor. listen to tv preachers and they preach prosperity gospel but my bible isn't prosperity except spritually. God has always taken care of me. There is nothing wrong about being prosperous. We could all be rich if we made right decisions at different times in our lives. Bible says if a man don't work he shouldn't eat.
---shira4368 on 11/25/12

BTW, ours is a typical small parish. Expenses just to keep the door open and pay the pastor (who has part time work elsewhere and is living off his pension from his first career) are about $1800 a month.

As one old priest put it, "Salvation is free, but the church costs money."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/25/12

"I could just as well ask, "Why is nearly every single atheist bigoted and stupid," on the basis of your posts here." Cluny

Now that's funny.
---christan on 11/25/12

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\\Why is it the goal of nearly every single christian to become rich?\\

Not mine.

I could just as well ask, "Why is nearly every single atheist bigoted and stupid," on the basis of your posts here.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/25/12

"Why is it the goal of nearly every single christian to become rich?"

You seem to have only one brush when painting a Christian. Your pathetic understanding of a Christian is probably because you've been watching too much of tv evangelism and with it, your complete lack of knowledge in the Word of God.

Maybe if you spend half your time reading the Word, you will know that majority of tv evangelism are wolves dress in sheep clothing. You can probably say it's about 99.9%.

"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24
---christan on 11/24/12

You, our Father,
are our Best of Everything,
supply of all our need!
To You may we all praises sing,
You heed our every need.
We could not first love You,
but first You brought us through >
You are our sure excuse
to trust in none but You.
Oh, though we do stray in expectations,
You do not forsake Your sheep,
but keep us in Your chastening
'til we obey Your rest and peace . . .
share Your true things with You
with whom we have to do,
turn vain things to Your use,
depend on none but You
to draw us to that adoration
intimate with joy so sweet,
that we might share in intercession's
love and groanings at Christ's feet,
in perfect love with You
who are our Best of Everything (c:
---willie_c: on 11/25/12

Most of the churches run by t.v. evangelists are not Christian establishments. Some of the members might think they are but they are in Satan's grasp. There is nothing wrong with having money and with liking nice things but this should never be our priority.

If we have money to spare we should be helping those without any when possible but not by throwing it at wealthy conmen who preach on T.V. They feather their own nest.

Jesus had nowhere to lay his head and they think they should live in mansions, drive huge cars and wear the most expensive clothes.

I don't understand why the members cannot see that there is something seriously wrong with this scenario.
---Rita_H on 11/25/12

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