Serving God for Financial profits!
by Shaila Touchton
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There are many wicked men professing to be” men of God” these days who are con artists, selfish, deceivers, self-righteous, liars, obsessed for money. These people use our Lord Jesus Christ’s name, to con who are poor, meek, and needy in the name of serving God or serving the poor for their own greed and selfishness. They are only concerned in making money business to make their life and their loved ones better. They cheat people in the name of religion, in the name of churches exploit the name of Jesus to make money. These people beg money in the term of sowing financial seed to ministry or showing the slum children who live in poverty or in the form of donation. Too many churches have become nothing more than money making business centers.
These so called men of God are busy in accumulating wealth though their wicked tricks. Instead of fishing for men they cast their net and fish for material riches such as big cars, big homes, larger bank accounts, fame, wealth, prestige, money, power, authority, free travel around the world and an expensive lavish lifestyle. These preachers hardly know any poor and needy but their references are rich man who lives in luxurious. They know all the big and rich people of the city, instead of visiting the poor; they would rather visit the rich.
Scripture warnings about such people:
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." —Matthew 7:15
"Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation." —Luke 20:47
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness." -1st Timothy 6:10,11
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and in your name have cast out devils, and in your name done many wonderful works? AND THEN WILL I PROFESS UNTO THEM, I NEVER KNEW YOU; DEPART FROM ME, YOU THAT WORK INIQUITY." Matthew 7:22-23
True righteous person who walks on godly path will be poor, rejected, and suffers persecution for witnessing Christ and desiring to follow Godly ways. Bad things continually happen to them by these wicked ungodly people.
"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.2 Timothy 3:12
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me" Luke 9:23.
These wicked men who pretend to be Godly men hate to preach about truth ,sins, immorality, against the evils things in the world, 10 commandments, condemnation or judgment but preaches about money ,makes promises of health, wealth, and prosperity if one sends money in the form of donation or by planting a financial seed in their ministry, or by buying something from them. These are the believers who are lured into worldly things, they live and enjoy sin on daily basis and encourages others to live the same.
1John 3:4- 9 says "whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God."
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