OK folks, I LOVE good preaching. I really do. I've been know to record sermons from Trinity Broadcasting, even though I don't care for the couple that run the station. I enjoy positive-thinking preachers.
You want to know what turns me off, as far as religion goes?
Preachers asking for money.
I was willing to give Jim Bakker another chance, after reading his book, "I Was Wrong".
Until, on my recent visit to Branson, I caught him on TV selling pieces of rock from the actual place where Jesus' cross was placed.
Spare me. Geesh. Do you think I was born yesterday?
I have read the Bible through many times, but I've never seen, anywhere, that Jesus or His apostles begged for money in any way, shape, or form. Nor did they try to sell pieces of the Holy Land.
OK, so Paul said to set aside an offering on the First Day of the Week. But He wasn't selling rocks in a fancy box.
God forgive me if I'm wrong.