Collage of photos of pastors plane, car, big house, request for money

Recently a major mega preacher, Creflo Dollar, asked his congregation, and then Facebook fans to donate $65 million dollars towards his major quest.  What’s the quest? To own a private Gulfstream G650 jet so that he, his pastors and staff of World Changers Church International can fly around the world and preach the Word.
  Most Christians know the story of the poor widow who gave her last two coins, all that she had to live on, in the offering box and how Jesus said she had put in more than the rich because they gave out of their abundance while she gave out of her poverty. This story has been taught in Bible School, during church sermons and used to encourage the poor to not only give their 10 percent tithes, but also give an offering. There are some churches that also want them to contribute to the church anniversary, Pastor’s anniversary, the First Lady Appreciation day and, well, you get the picture.
  What do mega church Pastors Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyers, Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar have in common? They all live in mansions, drive expensive cars and get from one part of the world to another to “spread the Word” using their churches private owned jet. They hire their spouses, children and other family members to help them “spread the Word.” They are known throughout the world because of their televised church services that have reached even Third World Countries, including those countries that kill Christians who openly profess to be one. The internet, smart phones and social media have made it possible for these mega church pastors to stay in constant touch with their “flock of sheep,” encouraging them to “sow the seed of faith” and reap “prosperity” at the same time.
  It is the responsibility for the church members to help the church flourish and pay the bills and tithes and offering is the way to do it; unless they want the doors of the church to close. There is just one problem with the theory of “prosperity” that these preachers preach and the problem is that the only ones that seem to be prospering are the senior pastors and their highly paid staff. Have mega pastors gone too far with their requests for money and should they limit their requests to those church members who can actually afford to give “more abundantly” rather than expect the poor to finance their expensive requests for private jets to spread the Word? Is that really necessary?
  In a YouTube video Pastor Creflo Dollar proclaims “I can dream as long as I want to, I can believe God as long as I want to. If I want to believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me. You cannot stop me from dreaming.” Ok Creflo, we can’t stop you from dreaming but can we stop you from expecting your congregation, some of them on fixed incomes, from making your dreams come true.


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