“What we give every week is the measure of the value that you place on your Lord and your saviour Jesus Christ. We can lift up our hands to worship god, but if the tithes are still in our pockets, then due tribute has not been given. Then our praises are empty. Our words are empty. There is no value to back it up.”
This guy is not a pastor. He is not conducting a service. He is not delivering the word of a higher deity whatsoever.
He is running a business:
“The devil may cite scripture for his purpose.” - Antonio, Merchant Of Venice
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false and by rulers as useful” - Seneca the Younger
“We were always told that God would make rich those who donated more.” - Interview with an ex-CHC member
Really? Does your belief for God stand on finances? Do you really believe that by supplying endless amounts of finances your “love” for God will be justified?
Most of all, looking at some background information, this man supplies the finances for a 28,000 a month mansion in Hollywood for his wife. He stays in Sentosa Cove, a residence that requires much more than “financial stability” to maintain. Do you trust this man with your sacrifices for God when he, the pastor encouraging your sacrifices, is spending such exorbitant amounts?
It is understandable that many have shown support for him. He is your pastor, he is part of your family. But maybe it is time to step back and view it from a different perspective.
He has already been arrested. He would be in jail now if he had not supplied half a million worth of bail.
If he really is innocent, there is no need to scream and protest on all sorts of social networks (Twitter: #ibelieveintheCHCcrossover etc.) There really is no need. Based on what you say, God watches over everything and if he has done nothing wrong, he will be fine.
Only he knows what he has done, and time will tell.
It’s just so damn beautiful.
“Security camera clips that make the news usually show bad things, but Coke decided to ‘look at the world a little differently’ in this heartwarming viral video. They found security camera footage from around the world showing happy moments: people stealing kisses instead of possessions, dealing potato chips instead of drugs, and offering car assistance rather than road rage.” [x]