When I lived in the Seattle area, there was a preacher who needed to use a
helicopter to get between two churches 45 miles apart so he could preach in both
on Sunday morning. Imagine there were only two LDS wards in Utah, one in
downtown Salt Lake and one in Provo. Rather than pay for a helicopter to ferry
the bishop between them, the church would just call a separate bishop for each
ward.The guys in this story sound like they have the same kind of
mindset. It's all about them leading their own kingdom, not about being a
servant in the Lord's kingdom.
I have known one preacher and of a few preachers who might fit this mold. But
they are by far and away the minority. Most preachers are good folks who
definitely do not do what they do for the money. This sort of thing paints all
with a false brush. Too bad.
When I read this I think of one guy - Al Sharpton. What a complete fraud!! Al is
representative of these so-called "rock-star" black preachers who happen
to be some of the most race hating, hypocrites on the planet. These characters
'use' God to make money and fame...pure and simple ...and at the same
time attempt to bully their people into certain political boxes that they dare
not stray from. Al Sharpton and all those who follow his gig are nothing more
than actors or Vegas type performers and their 'not-so-bright' masses
look to them for their inspiration without ever questioning their real motives.
Safe to say these guys have absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ or his
gospel and will be held accountable one day for the deceptive way they used
their phony pulpit to lead people away from truth and instead infuse them with
hate and racism.
Don't look for reality on a reality TV show.
2 Nephi: 26:29 He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts: for, behold
priestcrafts are that men preach and set Themselves up for a light unto the
world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the
welfareof Zion. 30: Behold the Lord has forbidden this thing; wherefore the
Lord God hath given a commandment that all men should have charity, which
charity is Love. And except they should have charity they were nothing.
Wherefore if they should have charity they would not suffer the laborer in Zion
to perish. 31: But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor
for money they shall perish. end of quote. It is not evil to gain in
wealth but it is evil to use the Lord to gain in wealth. These supposed
preachers of Christ should be living modestly and giving the rest to charity to
support their fellow brethren. That does nto include living in mansions or
driving a mercedez. Hypocrites....
I've always said, religion is about money. The more religion you can push,
the more cash you can cow.
Good thing the world thinks Mormons are not Christians...This article
reminds me of why I love being a Mormon.