Black Spirituality Religion : Pastor and his BEAMER...

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  1. Dee_milwaukee

    Dee_milwaukee Member MEMBER

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    The pastor of my former church drives a Lexus truck;his wife drives a lexus two-door millenium silver colored sports car, and their teenaged children dress like name brand protege's.

    "What is going on here?". Are they making more money then the church? Are they examples of obedience or disobedience?
    Are they blessed, or are they gluttoned with greed?...

    Is it any form of disrespect when a pastor shows himself to be "well-off"?. Would it be better If instead, he drove a hooptie and/or came across as poor. would people then be less relucctant to give their tithes??

    Whats your opinion?
     
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    SOULDEEP3 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    UNLESS THIS PASTOR ALSO HAS AN OCCPATION AS A DOCTOR,OR REAL ESTATE AGENT,OR SOMETHING TO THAT DEGREE,HE IS POCKETING YOUR CHURCHES' DOLLARS & LIVING LIKE ROYALTY FROM IT....PLEASE RESEARCH THAT,BECAUSE YOU MAY BE YOUR CHURCHES SAVIOR,INSTEAD OF THIS SUSPICIOUS INDIVIDUAL,WHO JUST MAY BE A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING.
     
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    1. its okay to pay clery well.
    2. its not okay to pay clergy more than you set aside for community outreach & church functions.
    3. most pastors are not financially literate.
    4. most churches dont feel empowered to question pastors.
    5. pastors families are notoriously spoiled and wealthy.
    6. congregations are notoriously poor and in want.
    7. God expects you to call folks out when they are doing wrong.
    8. God is your protection.
    9. first congregation, then community, then pastor. that order. always. period.
    10. contact your local urban league and request their financial literacy program to be delivered at your church. make sure your pastor, pastor family and the heads of all households and everyone over 16 is present EVERY Day (its a 3 day class given over 3 months)
    11. now there are no excuses. you know what to do.
     
  4. Anwar Aswad Ami

    Anwar Aswad Ami Active Member MEMBER

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    Mr. Preacherman

    Mr. preacher man

    Mr. preacher man: it's so hard for people to believe in a god
    With so many shootings and stabbing in the tenement yards.
    We have no respect for each other, and strung out on dope.
    People everywhere need back their hope.

    What's a mother to do?
    Whom does she tell her troubles to?
    What do you think a mother gonna say? When the call comes that her child is DOA.
    It doesn't matter if her child is white or black. . . .
    Their fates the same if they are using crack.

    Mr. preacher man: what I need to understand is this.
    Why do you keep speaking with a double-tongue?
    How do you feel? . . . when you keep burying our Young?
    Where do you really stand? Who . . . Do we really blame?
    When our children keep dying in the bloody rain?

    Every Sunday they come to your church.
    But whenever they need you they’re left in a lurch.
    Can't you see that the people are angry & distressed?
    No jobs! No food! Strung out on drugs, many homeless.

    Mr. preacher man: is this in God's plan?
    Are you a man of God? A . . . a real clergyman?
    Or just another businessman out to boost his asset.
    By profiting off the sweat of them who isn’t awake yet?

    We know you are not heaven-sent, just hellbent.
    Because you only worry about your 10 percent.
    What are you gonna do? Come out of that pulpit!
    Cause the things you are saying, AIN’T worth a @@it.
    Why don't you tell the people the truth?
    Are you really trying to save our youth?
    Guns is FIRIN', children are dyin'
    Families are suffering . . . Mothers are crying.

    So how many rivers do we have to cross?
    Before we can talk to the boss?
    A word to the wise is sufficient. Don't be so loathing.
    People beware of the wolves in sheep clothing.
    Remember! A goat always leads the lamb to the slaughter.
    Mr. preacher man: AIN’T you gonna help save our sons and daughters?
    Mr. preacher man! Free them from their spiritual jails,
    Lead them to Gods glory. Tell them the true story.
    Jesus has already paid the ultimate price.
    Don't make our children another sacrifice! Amen.
    Mr. preacher man

    Copyrighted 1996 by Anwar Aswad Amir
    Reprinted by permissions of inside our heart publishing co.
    Published in the Active voice and Crusader newspapers
     
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