Frankly, it would not surprise me if the tele-evangelists were closet atheists, laughing all the way to the bank! You can ordain yourself. Tax free.<quoted text>
Your touching on one of my favorite subjects.
The money preachers that have a lust for the sheeps money. They are out there and fleecing every chance they get. Money, money, money.
Some Churches have a board of directors. Those that dont and let the preacher run amuck with the money are naive.
These TV preachers like Kenneth Copeland with no fewer than five Jets and his own airport. Living large on the peoples money, needs to be prosecuted.
Its not just preachers but some of the office personal including these self appointed accountants that are not degreed and ethical. Money just seems to slip away in the abyss.
But it also goes on in other non profit organizations including Atheist organizations. If I recall Madeline Murray O'Hare employee was dipping into the till and ended up murdering her and her son.
True believers would not extort money for Jesus - it would be damnation of the highest order..
Billy Graham got to better parties by shrewdly moving from fundamentalism to evangelicalism.
"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19.23.