Say What: Megachurch Pastor Says Revealing His Salary Would Violate Christ’s Teachings?
Reader, this is why it's time to start TAXING churches. He is doing the same thing that Joel Osteen did... build a mansion and claim that God wants him to have it.
Megachurch Pastor Steven Furtick cited Christ’s teachings in resisting media calls for more information about church finances. Pastor Furtick is used to questions about his gigantic mansion and other trappings of his apparent wealth — but he doesn’t usually face them directly from reporters. The pastor of North Carolina’s Elevation Church sat down for a rare interview that aired Tuesday on WCCB-TV, where he discussed various controversies related to his promotion of the “prosperity gospel.”
The adoption of the concept that "God wants us (Christians) to be wealthy" began years ago. I don't know where it comes from exactly but I think there are quotes used from the bible. As I've said for a long time now the bible can be used by anyone for any purpsose cause no matter your mind set, Peaceful or Ultra Violent, Giveing or Greedy, Kind or Cruel..... The bible can be used by you to verify if not back up your own personal biases.
Megamansion-building megachurch pastor says revealing his salary would violate Christ’s teachings