03 April 2013

NoCo90: Donate Buttons and Christian Begging


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Further Reading
Rick Warren 'Fully Supports' Evangelization Project and Book 'Catholics Come Home'
April Fool's Day Marks First Broadcast of Rick Warren's 'Daily Hope' Radio Program
Affirming Sola Scriptura

3 comments:

  1. Well said, and I totally agree. Prominently placed Donate buttons are just one aspect of this large issue.

    When we share the gospel, or teaching on the Word of God in any format - - we shouldn’t be adding, as Lucy in the Peanuts comic strip would say: “that’ll be 5 cents please.”

    While there may be some worthy and biblical websites that use prominant donate buttons, this type of approach makes it very easy for “ministry” con-artists and phonies to take advantage of trusting Christians and rake in money to elevate their own lifestyle.

    I was formerly much more trusting than I am today. After all, it is written:

    “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” Timothy 6:10

    Carol

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    1. I agree with you Carol. What's most important? the Gospel which is free or promoting things to get money. GOD will provide afterall He owns everything and He is our heavenly Father. We don't need to worry about money or how our church will be provided for.

      another thing I do not like are when Christians try and hawk their books . It's one thing to write a book and let people know at the end of your ministry if they would like to donate to receive the book or buy the book but it's quite another when someone is on and on about pushing their book. It's one thing to blog about different subjects and talk about God's word or to expose deception but it's quite another to promote your book on your blog every few posts.

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    2. Linda, you’re so right on the books. Excessive marketing of self, which leads to personal enrichment, has infected the church.

      Whether it’s large donate buttons on websites as Pastor Mike has called out here… or the relentless, pushy, constant promotion of books, CDs, DVDs, seminars, there is a serious problem. The church has become a place of merchandise. The Gospel has been replaced by greed.

      In the Bible, the Jewish people were required by the Lord to provide doves, sheep and oxen for sacrifices. But the Lord Jesus angrily rebuked those who took gross advantage of this, and He will judge those who have only a mind for building their own wealth at the expense of what is holy, right and proper.

      “And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. “ John 2:15-1

      Carol

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