Every Pastor Is NOT Dishonest: get over yourself!
I remember pulling into a gas station and a man trying to “holla at me” and asked for my number. I told him, “if you come to church I’ll give you my number…” He asked what church I went to and he went on tell of how he had come there before and didn’t like it. He didn’t know that the pastor was my father. He went on to explain how he didn’t like how the preacher was trying to raise money for the light bill. It bothered me so I asked, “well how else was the bill suppose to get paid? Was God suppose to send manna from on high?” He didn’t have a response. “Or maybe he should’ve paid the bill..” That bothered me, not only on a personal level but for seeing men who walk with The Lord and them being attacked constantly with this common accusation. Have they ever thought the rapper that they’re obsessed with is using their money to flash to them the chains and diamonds that their listener still can’t afford? The world is quick to attack church people and say that we are judgmental but will cast judgment on a pastor saying that they take the money from the church for their nice cars and clothes. How unfair is that? What happened to the scripture that says that the steps of a good man are order by The Lord? Or us seeking The Lord for answers and on where to go to have money for living. Every pastor is not taking your money. There are plenty of honest and godly men who are in the church; And I’ve seen one firsthand. Why can’t pastors have invested in stocks, law firms, or own other businesses? Not to brag on my father but he would have made a living with or without a church and I can tell because he worked a job, got degrees, and had a vision and a plan to get ahead in life. The proverbs 31:16-18 woman was even a working woman who could afford nice things. The description giving in this scripture let’s me know that she was an entrepreneur. She knew how to operating in the trading business. So, Because she’s a Christian is she suppose to be broke and weary? Why can’t the saints be wealthy?! Why can’t we know our God to be Jehovah Jireh?! Can He only move mountains or dry your tears?! There’s more to our God. All I’m saying is everyone is not dishonest in the church. There are many honest leaders and I think we should honor and appreciate them for not taking advantage of us.