Are preachers robbing God? (Spread t...

Are preachers robbing God? (Spread the word!)

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Brock Gitsmer

Dallas, TX

#1 Oct 11, 2013
Who’s Robbing God?

Preachers are quick to tell us that if we don’t tithe (old testament law that doesn't apply today) that we are robbing God. BUT...
Who are really the thieves and the robbers here?

Let’s just imagine that your pastor is making an average salary of $50,000 per year.
Some of them will make 2, 3, or 4 times this amount. Some even more. But at $50,000, if your pastor preaches 3 sermons per week, without missing a service, he will have preached only 156 sermons per year.
If you divide the 156 sermons preached into his $50,000 salary, your pastor is being paid an average of $320 per sermon.
If his sermons are an average of 20 minutes long like most sermons, he is making $16 per minute!!

He is making more money in 1 minute than most of the members supporting his income make in an entire hour!!!

And what is even more shameful, is that even at this ridiculous rate of pay some of these guys are not even studying the bible to prepare their own sermons. They are secretly using commentaries, plagiarizing the work of others, or printing out sermons online and deceiving their congregations into believing that they are worthy of such high pay.

Most believers don’t realize that they could stay home and read sermons online to themselves, keep their money, and cut out the middle man. Where in the bible does it say that all the members of the body need to pay one man to do the same job that all of the Sunday school teachers are willing to do week after week for free? If they serve the Lord out of a pure heart for free, then why can’t the man that is SUPPOSE to be their spiritual example work with his own hands like the apostle Paul did, and still serve the body of Christ without being paid to do so?

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